I Am Heir and Ghidorah: The touring metal band roar into town for a show at Leftwoods with local support from In the Mind of Asterion and Bare the Mark. (9 p.m. Wednesday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

“Castle in the Sky”: Studio Ghibli Fest continues with a 35th anniversary screening of this anime classic. (7 p.m. Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16)

“King Richard”: Will Smith is getting big-time Oscar buzz for his role as the ambitious father of Venus and Serena Williams. Also opening: The long-delayed reboot “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” (Opens Thursday)

Tidings of the Trees: Panhandle-Plains HIstorical Museum gets festive with this cocktail reception with a grove of specially decorated trees (all for sale via auction), holiday music and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; tickets $75; 806-651-2244)

“Defying Gravity”: Amarillo Little Theatre’s latest is an artistic remembrance of the 1986 Challenger disaster. (Thursday through Sunday; 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“Falling into Dance”: West Texas A&M University Dance’s first live performance since 2019 features solo and group numbers choreographed by a trio of students and an internationally known guest artist. (Thursday through Sunday; Happy State Bank Sudio Theatre in Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; tickets $12 adults, $8 students and seniors, free for WT students, faculty and staff; 806-651-2810 or artsboxoffice@wtamu.edu)

Cabin Fever Laser Light Show: This touring show brings 25 lasers to Starlight Ranch Event Center for a planetarium-like show from your own car. (8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday; 1415 Sunrise Dr.; ticket prices vary; 806-556-4456)

Reckless Kelly: The Americana faves return to town for a show at Hoots Pub with Shaker Hymns. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $15)

Discover for a Dollar: “Hank the Cowdog” author John Erickson will headline this discounted night at Don Harrington Discovery Center. (5 and 6:30 p.m. Friday; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $1; 806-355-9547)

Amarillo Wranglers: The hockey team tries to drown the Corpus Christi Ice Rays in a pair of games in the Civic Center Coliseum. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12.25 to $22.25)

Amarillo Symphony: Conductor Jacomo Bairos makes his final appearance on the podium as the orchestra’s music director in a concert including Mozart’s Requiem and a world premiere of a new Chris Rogerson work, featuring soprano J’Nai Bridges. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $71; 806-376-8782)

Dillon Cassidy & The Rhythm: The Texas country bands return to tear it up at Golden Light Cantina. Also on tap this week at the GLC: Amarillo country-rock band The Flying Elbows Perspective at 9 p.m. Saturday. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)

“Beatles vs. Stones”: Are you looking for “Satisfaction” or a “Revolution” (No. 9)? Two of the most popular rock bands ever are jointly featured in this tribute show in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $30 to $65; 806-378-3096)


“Million Dollar Quartet Christmas”: Enjoy a holiday version of the stage show about the recording adventures of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley at Sun Records. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 23; Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $30 to $68; 806-378-3096)

Author

  • 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.