Tuesday

“Napoleon”: Joaquin Phoenix reteams with “Gladiator” director Ridley Scott for this biopic about the famed emperor. Also opening: sexy thriller “Saltburn” and Disney’s “Wish.” (Opens Tuesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Rien & Mindi: The Amarillo duo offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Wednesday

The Solano Project: The Amarillo band rocks away the midweek blues on Smokey Joe’s patio. (6 p.m. Wednesday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ri Wolf: Enjoy tunes underground at The Barfield’s speakeasy with the country singer. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Mike Salazar: The Amarillo singer brings a Thanksgiving Eve show to Broken Spoke Lounge. (8 p.m. Wednesday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band offers pre-holiday fun at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

My Way Punk Rock Bash: DJ Phlegm 2 Trees and Bomb City Sound help RR Bar celebrate its 19th anniversary. (10 p.m. Wednesday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

Thursday

(Call ahead to check holiday hours)

Lindi Leigh: The Amarillo country singer brings a Thanksgiving show to Broken Spoke Lounge. (8 p.m. Thursday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Thanksgiving Night Snowball Fight: Team up with Santa or the Grinch for this fast-paced kickoff to the holiday season on Candy Cane Lane. (8 p.m. Thursday; 7000 Gainsborough Drive; free; 806-414-8253)

Friday

Discover for a Dollar: Enjoy Don Harrington Discovery Center’s offerings for one low price. (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $1; 806-355-9547)

After Gobble Wobble: Walk off that Thanksgiving dinner with a hike around Wildcat Bluff Discovery Center. (2 p.m. Friday; 2301 N. Soncy Road; admission $1 or free for members; 806-352-6007)

Christmas Cash Barrel Race: Watch top cowboys compete for big prizes in this holiday tradition. Plus, check out the Cowgirl Christmas shopping expo. (4:30 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; 806-376-7767)

Brass Wire Trio: Enjoy tunes from the new ensemble at Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m. Friday; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Red Dirt Rockers: The Amarillo band brings the party to the beach at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Rien Nash: The Amarillo country singer fires up a good time at Robinson’s Time Out Bar & Grill. (7 p.m. Friday; 3723 S.W. 58th Ave.; 806-418-7214)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country singer brings some twang to Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Toxic Menace: The Lubbock metal band takes the stage at The Atomic Yellow for a show with support from Drowninghost and Odrot. (8 p.m. Friday; 600 S. Arthur St.; cover $5)

Cody Jasper: The hometown rocker takes the stage at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Mind Plays: The Florida-based rockers come home for a two-night stand at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover $10; 806-679-0122)

Ring the Alarm: Bomb City Sound hosts a Black Friday edition of this dance party at RR Bar. (10 p.m. Friday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

Saturday

Christmas Cash Barrel Race: Watch top cowboys compete for big prizes in this holiday tradition. Plus, check out the Cowgirl Christmas shopping expo. (9 a.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; 806-376-7767)

Dustin & Christina: The Amarillo duo offers holiday weekend fun at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Los Tigres del Norte: The superstar Mexican family band returns for a major show in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (8 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $59 to $149; 806-378-3096)

Rick Todd: The Amarillo folk singer offers post-holiday tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Tribute to Luther Vandross: Top Amarillo soul singers like Devlon Jones, Kyle Gipson and more pay homage to the R&B giant at In This Moment. (8 p.m. Saturday; 707 S. Polk St.; BYOB; 806-678-9333)

Mind Plays: The Florida-based rockers come home for a two-night stand at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover $10; 806-679-0122)

Travis Roberts & The Willing Few: The on-the-rise Canyon country band returns to the Golden Light Cantina with opener Shelby Stone. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

West Texas Collective: The Amarillo country band rocks out at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Sunday

Christmas Cash Barrel Race: Watch top cowboys compete for big prizes in this holiday tradition. Plus, check out the Cowgirl Christmas shopping expo. (9 a.m. Sunday; Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; 806-376-7767)

Good Morning, Valentine: The touring indie band has its heart on its sleeve in a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Sunday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Nov. 28

Nelson McKinney: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Nov. 28; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out “Critical Mass: Photoworks by Meridel Rubenstein” through Dec. 3 and the AMoA biennial through Dec. 31 at the Amarillo mainstay. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Take in “75 Years: The Evolution of The American Quarter Horse Journal,” on view through Nov. 25. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Don Harrington Discovery Center: Explore the new permanent exhibition “Discover through Time” and the touring exhibit “Ocean Bound,” on view through Jan. 7. (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $14 adults; $11 seniors, military and students, and $9 children; 806-355-9547)

Maxwell’s Magical Christmas: Celebrate the holidays with a tour of more than 1 million lights. Plus, enjoy several family activities, food and photos with Santa. (5:30 to 9:30 p.m. weekends through Dec. 17, then nightly through Dec. 23; admission $15.95 online, $20.95 at the gate; 12908 S. Bell St.; 806-373-9600)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy the Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired “On the Edge of the Plains” and the Gisella Loeffler exhibition “Lots of Love, Gisella,” both on view through January, plus the bison-themed exhibition “The Fall and Rise of an American Icon” through September and a special “Día de los Muertos” exhibition through Nov. 3. (2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; 806-651-2244)

The Simulated Universe: Amarillo’s newest attraction is this immersive art experience a la Meow Wolf. (noon to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays; 1215 S.W. 10th Ave.; reservations required; 832-690-7731 or thesimulateduniverse@gmail.com)

Tangled Lights: Starlight Ranch Event Center hosts this annual holiday lights tour nightly through Dec. 30. Shows take place at 7, 8 and 9 p.m.; enter before 8:45 p.m. (6 to 10 p.m. nightly; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $13; 806-342-0515)

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  • Chip Chandler

    Chip is the senior communications specialist at West Texas A&M University. A Canadian High School graduate and award-winning journalist, he has covered arts and entertainment in Amarillo since 1998 and is a member of the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council arts committee. He is a 2020 Golden Nail Award winner and a 2017 National Philanthropy Day award winner. He is a member of the national GALECA critics group, has seen every Best Picture Oscar winner and watches way too much television.

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