“Planes, Trains and Automobiles”: Hitch a ride and take in this 35th anniversary screening of the comedy favorite. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Chili Cookoff: The Barrio Neighborhood Planning Committee hosts this tasty fundraiser for its 10th Avenue Project. (6 p.m. Wednesday; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St.; 806-437-6592)

“Postcard from Morocco”: West Texas A&M University Opera will stage this contemporary piece about a group of travelers waylaid in a mysterious station by a strange puppetmaster. (7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall; tickets $15; 806-651-2840)

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”: The hotly anticipated return to Wakanda offers answers on the fate of T’Challa and the rise of an underwater kingdom. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Working Ranch Cowboys Association World Championships: Top cowhands compete at this annual major rodeo event in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum. Plus, don’t miss the daily Cowboy Trade & Trappings Show, youth competitions, cowboy poetry and more. (Thursday through Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $27 to $37; 806-378-3096)

Christmas Open House: The Shops at Wolflin Square get a kickstart on the holidays with food trucks, sales, carolers and a special appearance by Santa Claus. (4 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 1932 Civic Circle; 806-355-6131)

“Clybourne Park”: Amarillo Little Theatre offers the regional debut of this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, which serves as both prequel and sequel to Lorraine Hansberry’s beloved “A Raisin in the Sun.” (7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday; continues through Nov. 20; ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Greer Grimsley: The world-renowned bass-baritone singer offers a recital at West Texas A&M University. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall; tickets $25; 806-651-2840)

Bad Bunny Night: DJ Element spins at this tribute night to the red-hot Puerto Rican rapper at Tejano Wild West. (9 p.m. Friday; 1200 S.E. 10th Ave.; 806-340-3313)

Corey Hunt & The Wise: Smarten up and catch this Texas country band’s return to the Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

The Dirty River Boys: Dive in for a swim with these Americana rock stars on their return trip to Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Slap Frost Tour: Underground hip-hop performers Foreign Legion, Vocab Slick, Z-Man, True Justice On The Wheels Of Steel!, Rmllw2llz, Moon Magic and Outsiders Syndicate join host Nord1Kone for a slapping night at RR Bar. (10 p.m. Friday; 701 S. Georgia St.; no cover; 806-342-9000)

Holiday Extravaganza: The Rocker K Group hosts this Christmas party, featuring a DJ, food, Christmas shopping and free photos with Santa Claus, plus a food drive. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; The Party Suites, 4400 S. Washington St.; free)

Bomb City Bassfest: 806 Autoworks hosts its third-annual classic car show benefitting Gracie’s Project. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 7527 Canyon Dr.; 806-418-6850)

“Five Winds”: Chamber Music Amarillo continues the celebration of its 25th anniversary with this concert featuring a high-powered local quintet. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Sharpened Iron Studios, 1314 S. Polk St.; tickets $40; 806-376-8782)

WRCA Official After Party: The Roman Carbajal Band headlines this post-rodeo shindig at The Barfield. (8:30 p.m. Saturday; 600 S. Polk St.; cover; 806-414-2200)

Next Generation Band: The young Amarillo rockers take the stage at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Will Banister: The Clovis, New Mexico-based country traditionalist headlines a post-rodeo concert at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Seth Ward & The Silence: The Canyon-based country band gets loud at a show at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

“To Kill a Mockingbird”: Enjoy a 60th-anniversary screening of this beloved drama. (1 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 16; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

High Plains Choral Society Holiday Concert: The local choirs sing hallelujah for the approaching Christmas season. (3:30 p.m. Sunday; Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2525 Wimberly Road; free, donations accepted;  highplainschoral@gmail.com)

Amarillo College Community Band: The local ensemble offers a free performance in the AC Concert Hall Theatre. (7:30 p.m. Monday; AC Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

Dial Drive: The Florida-based pop-punk band makes its Leftwoods debut. (9 p.m. Monday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)


  • 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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