Celebrate Youth: The West Texas A&M University Symphony Orchestra teams with 14-year-old violin prodigy Quan Nguyen, the Amarillo Symphony Youth Orchestra and Ensemble Next. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; WT Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall; free; 806-651-2840)

Michael W. Smith: The Christian star returns to town for his Worship Forever tour. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $25 to $75; 806-378-3096)

The March Divide: The Texas indie artist returns for a show at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Wednesday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Defying Gravity: Amarillo Little Theatre’s latest is an artistic remembrance of the 1986 Challenger disaster. It’s the show I’m probably most looking forward to this season. (Thursday through Nov. 21; 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Working Ranch Cowboy Association World Championships: The biggest rodeo in town returns to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex for four days of cowpoke action. (Thursday through Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $27 to $37; 806-378-3096)

WT Jazz Band: The University combos perform with internationally touring artist Jeff Antoniuk. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; WT Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall; free; 806-651-2840)

Love, Laughter and Friends Fest: Hip-hop stars Ginuwine, Dru Hill and Baby Bash hit town for a blowout at Azteca Music Hall. (9 p.m. Friday; tickets $50; 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912; 806-779-6360)

On Holiday: The touring band joins up with Amarillo rockers Leftwood Lisa for a show at Leftwoods. (10 p.m. Friday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Noah Jenda: The Amarillo retro-rock band headlines an evening show at Bar Z Winery. (6 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; 806-488-2214) 

Bomb City Groove: The Amarillo quartet brings the party to Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover; 806-367-6163)

Shadow Work: The Denver alt rockers come to Route 66 for a show with Los Toms. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)


Tanner Usrey: The Texas country singer returns to Hoot’s Pub for a WRCA after-show. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $10)


In theatres this week:High Society: Check out the 65th anniversary screening of this beloved musical adaptation of The Philadelphia Story with Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. Plus, the Studio Ghibli Fest continues with a 35th anniversary screening of Castle in the Sky on Sunday, Monday and Nov. 18. (Wednesday and Sunday; Cinemark Hollywood 16 and Regal Amarillo Star 14)  
Clifford the Big Red Dog: I mean, I guess. If there’s literally nothing else to see. (You might also check out Eternals, No Time to Die, Dune and, if it’s still playing here, The French Dispatch.) (Opens Thursday)

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  • 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.