The Place Celebration: The Amarillo multicultural community center offers an evening of Afghani food and culture at its one-year anniversary party. (6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 3107 Plains Blvd., Suite 500; 806-553-5155)

“Strange World”: The latest Disney adventure heads off to the outer reaches in this tribute to pulp sci-fi classics. Also opening: “Bones and All,” reteaming “Call Me By Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino and star Timothee Chalamet in a cannibal romance, and “Devotion,” about an interracial pair of fighter pilots in the Korean War. (Opens Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Trailer Trash Bash: Celebrate RR Bar’s 18th anniversary and kick off the holiday weekend in this no-holds-barred party. (10 p.m. Wednesday; 701 S. Georgia St.; no cover; 806-342-9000)

Discover for a Dollar: Get the family out of the house and enjoy the Don Harrington Discovery Center and Wildcat Bluff Nature Center for just a dollar each. (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 1200 Streit Drive and 2301 N. Soncy Road; admission $1; 806-355-9547)

Cowgirl Christmas: This shopping experience promises Western-themed shopping, equine demonstrations, a painting party, a visit from Santa and more. (4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds Commercial Exhibit Hall, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; 806-376-7767)

Black Friday Sip & Shop: Bar Z Winery will offer special deals on bottles at an event also featuring a food truck and several vendors. (1 to 6 p.m. Friday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; 806-488-2214)

Mannheim Steamroller: The holiday perennials return on their latest Christmas tour to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (7:30 p.m. Friday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $35 to $65; 806-378-3096)

The Tweeks: Shake off that Thanksgiving meal with an ’80s night featuring this Amarillo party band at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Danksgiving Throwdown: A collection of regional DJs spin post-holiday tunes at Leftwoods. (9 p.m. Friday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo-native singer-songwriter comes home for the holidays for a single release party for “Sing Me Your Prayer” at the Golden Light Cantina. (10 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Travis Roberts & The Willing Few: The red-hot Amarillo country band will help you shake off the holidays at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Top of Texas Pro Wrestling: The local wrestling troupe hosts its major “Resurgence” match. (6 p.m. Saturday; 2650 Dumas Dr.; admission charge; 806-382-3839)

La Fiera de Ojinaga: The Tejano stars team with La Energia Norteã, La Reunion Norteña and La Nueva Estrategia for a show at Azteca Music Hall. (8 p.m. Saturday; admission charge; 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912; 806-779-6360)

Hayden Haddock: Check out the Texas country singer’s debut at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer will reign supreme at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Chad Miller & The Good Fortune: The Amarillo-based country band brings the holiday heat to the Golden Light Cantina. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

“A Drag Queen Christmas”: Hey gurl, you mighta heard about this one. Ignore the controversy and check out some of the country’s top queens in a hysterical holiday event in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (8 p.m. Nov. 29; 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $43 to $88; 806-378-3096)


  • 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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