Dia de los Muertos Art Show and Celebration: Enjoy art, music, a taco food truck, Mexican sweets, folklorico dance performances and more at this seasonal party thrown by Amarillo artist D. Maldonado at The Shop. (6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday; 1585 SE 58th Ave.; tickets $10)

Comedian Marc Yaffee: The internationally touring Native American comedian will give a special performance at West Texas A&M University as part of Native American Heritage Month. (Full disclosure: I booked this show but won’t hold it against you if you’re otherwise engaged.) (6 p.m. Wednesday; WT Branding Iron Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex; tickets $5 at the door; 806-651-8480)

Eternals: Director Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) is an unexpected but welcome addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, providing the introduction to an immortal race of superbeings (including Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan and Angelina Jolie, though we all suspected her all along, right?). If that’s not your speed, check out Red Notice, a heist flick with Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot.  (Opens Thursday)

The 5 Browns: This quintet of young sibling pianists will perform five-part arrangements on Steinways in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $15 students, $30 others; 806-378-3096)

Christmas Roundup: Get ahead on your holiday shopping at Amarillo Museum of Art Alliance’s expo and help raise funds for the museum’s educational efforts at the same time. (hours vary Friday through Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $8; 806-371-5050)

Amarillo Wranglers: The hockey team tries to squash the Shreveport Mudbugs 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)

Hangman: The Amarillo rockers plan to blow the roof off the joint at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Mike Chism & Hollow Point: The Amarillo country band reunites for a honky-tonkin’ night with 9 Eyes at Hoot’s Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $10)

Our First Rodeo: Celebrating One Year Out West: From 6th Collective marks its first anniversary with pop-up vendors, giveaways and more. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 18100 W. Interstate 40; 806-349-1111)

That’s Not Tango! Astor Piazzolla, a Life in Music: Chamber Music Amarillo brings this show straight from Lincoln Center, an exploration of the life of the tango master. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $40; 806-376-8782)

Ryan Culwell: The Perryton native is one of the hottest Americana singer-songwriters around. Don’t miss his latest return home with opening act Natalie Schlabs at Golden Light Cantina. Also on tap this week at the GLC: touring indie-pop band Okie Dokey with Gatlin and Vamping at 9 p.m. Thursday; and Amarillo rockers The Michael D. Coon Band at 9 p.m. Friday. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover $15)


  • 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.