Tuesday

Jazztober: Amarillo combo Ruth Ellen Lynch & Jazz Plus continue Center City of Amarillo’s fall concert series. (6 p.m. Tuesday; Historic Bivins House, 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-372-6744)

Danny Freeze: The Amarillo folk singer offers evening tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo songstress offers patio tunes at Hummers Sports Cafe. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2600 Paramount Blvd., Suite B2; 806-353-0723)

Wednesday

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band offers midweek fun at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. Wednesday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Rhett Uhland: Enjoy tunes underground at The Barfield’s speakeasy with the Canyon country singer. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Slasher Trivia: Only bloody smart ones need to apply for this competitive night at Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

“House of 1000 Corpses”: Rob Zombie’s modern-day horror classic returns for 20th-anniversary screenings. (7:15 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Thursday

“Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour:” It’s so cool that this ultra low-profile concert tour is getting the big-screen treatment. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Hispanic Heritage Luncheon: Celebrate the contributions of our Latinx neighbors at this annual fundraiser and awards ceremony for Los Barrios de Amarillo and the Barrio Neighborhood Planning Committee. (11:30 a.m. Thursday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $50, tables available; 806-372-7960)

Beppe Gambetta: The Italian guitarist brings his “Declarations of Love” tour to the Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center. (6 p.m. Thursday; 320 S. Cuyler St. in Pampa; donations accepted; 806-664-0824)

Stephanie Lewis Brackett: The Amarillo singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Travis Roberts: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Thursday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Friday

Boo at the Zoo: Get your spook on at Amarillo Zoo in their annual Halloween celebration, featuring costumed characters, enrichment stations, treats and more. (6 to 9 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; 700 Comanchero Trail; admission $6; 806-381-7911)

Leonard Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch: Enjoy a corn maze, haunted maze, pumpkin patch and more at this new fall attraction, open weekends through Nov. 11. (6 to 9 p.m. Friday; 17670 Farm-to-Market Road 1062 in Canyon; admission prices vary; 806-452-9870)

Boss 420: The Amarillo party band rolls up a good time on the beach at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Sixth Street Massacre: The terror-filled haunt returns weekends through October. (7 to midnight Friday; 3015 S.W. Sixth Ave.; admission $25; text 806-337-0749)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad laces up their skates to take on the Odessa Jackalopes in a pair of matches. Friday night is Pink in the Rink Night to support breast cancer awareness. (7:15 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra’s 100th anniversary season continues with a special Hispanic Heritage Month concert featuring mariachi singer Nayelli Peña, Trio Los Reyes, the Glenwood Elementary folklórico dancers and the Amarillo Symphony Youth Orchestra. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $71; 806-376-8782)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band brings the fun to Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Brass Wire Trio: The jazz-rock band offers tunes at High Fidelity Records Art & Wine Night. (9 p.m. Friday; 2818 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover $5; 252-220-4729)

Chris Knight: The sensational Americana singer-songwriter returns to Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; no cover)

Friday the 13th Masked Affair: The venue and the DJs may be hush-hush, but this party promises to get loud. You’ll get the location when you RSVP. (9 p.m. Friday; unknown location; tickets $25livecapitalshows@gmail.com)

Frite Night: Amarillo rappers take the stage in this Halloween-themed night, also featuring a costume contest. (9 p.m. Friday; 1107 N. Grant St.; admission charge; 806-690-2420)

Keegan McInroe: The touring indie singer makes some noise at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Vandoliers: The outstanding Americana band returns to the Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Yellow City Comedy: The Amarillo jokesters bring the laughs to Bomb City Distillery. (9 p.m. Friday; 306 S. Cleveland St.; tickets $10; 806-220-2662)

Saturday

Elktoberfest: The Amarillo Elks Lodge hosts this community party live music, vendors, craft drinks, food and more. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 932 Clyde St.; 806-355-3311)

Gee Family’s Sweet Corn & Pumpkin Patch: Enjoy this fall favorite Saturdays through October, featuring a corn maze and a slew of family-friendly activities. (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 7651 Whitaker Road; admission $5; 806-346-5677)

Leonard Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch: Enjoy a corn maze, haunted maze, pumpkin patch and more at this new fall attraction, open weekends through Nov. 11. (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 17670 Farm-to-Market Road 1062 in Canyon; admission prices vary; 806-452-9870)

Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm: Celebrate the autumnal season with activities including cornhole, kids’ activities, the titular maze and more weekends through October. (10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; admission $19.95 online, $22.95 at the gate; 12908 S. Bell St.; 806-373-9600)

Storybridge Live: The Amarillo children’s literacy foundation hosts its third-annual party for young readers and families, featuring favorite characters, face painting, free books and more. (10 a.m. Saturday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $5, $10 early access; 806-282-9082)

Fall Fest: Panhandle Meat Processing hosts its second-annual seasonal party, featuring whole roasted pig, hamburgers, live music and more. (noon Saturday; 15891 Dowell Road; 806-499-3168)

Route 66 Maker’s Market: Shop to your heart’s content among handcrafted items and curated finds. (1 to 4 p.m. Saturday; The Garage, 2819 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-290-3735)

Bloktoberfest “The Darkest Day”: Hosted by nonprofit Outdoor Amarillo, this family-friendly event includes food trucks, ping pong, pickleball, polka funk and family-friendly activities. (1 to 6 p.m. Saturday; Olsen Park 5200 block of Berget; info@outdooramarillo.org)

WT Homecoming: Buffs will gather in droves for the annual West Texas A&M University Homecoming celebrations, including the parade at 1 p.m., tailgate at 5 p.m. and football game at 7 p.m.. (1 p.m. Saturday; WT campus in Canyon; 806-651-2317)

Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River Music Festival: Bar Z Winery’s annual music fest returns with tunes from Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild and more. (3 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; tickets $20; 806-488-2214)

Amarillo Margarita & Taco Festival: Starlight Ranch Event Center goes international again with this Mexican-themed party, featuring a slew of margaritas, lucha libre wrestling, tacos and music from the Red Not Chili Peppers tribute band. (5 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15 to $150; 806-342-0515)

Amarillo Out of the Darkness Walk: Bring awareness to suicide prevention at this annual community walk. (5:30 p.m. Saturday; Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street; register herewesttx@afsp.org)

Boo at the Zoo: Get your spook on at Amarillo Zoo in their annual Halloween celebration, featuring costumed characters, enrichment stations, treats and more. (6 to 9 p.m. Saturday; 700 Comanchero Trail; admission $6; 806-381-7911)

Flashout Shootout: It’s a big night of pedal-to-the-metal racing at Amarillo Dragway. (6 p.m. Saturday; 12955 Burlington Road; 806-337-0630)

AMoA Biennial: Amarillo Museum of Art’s every-two-year invitational throws aside the shackles of medium for a truly open show. Opening reception is Saturday, and the show is on view through Dec. 31. (6:30 p.m. Saturday; 2200 S. Van Buren St.; members free, nonmembers $10; 806-371-5050)

Amarillo Scaregrounds: Ghouls and goblins rise again at this seasonal favorite, offering six attractions. Open weekends through October. (7 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday; 2736 S.W. 10th Ave.; ticket prices vary; 806-367-9516)

Brad Good: The Oklahoma musician offers up a good night of music at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Jeffrey Neurotic: The Amarillo punk artist celebrates the release of new album “Psykward Sekt” at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (7 p.m. Saturday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

Kandra Scott & Moon Jelly: Enjoy a night of eclectic music at Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m. Saturday; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Relic: The Amarillo rock band brings the noise to Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Shocktoberfest: Top of Texas Wrestling aims for a bloody good time at this seasonal match. (7 p.m. Saturday; 2650 Dumas Highway; tickets $8 or $10 for VIP; 806-382-3839)

Sixth Street Massacre: The terror-filled haunt returns weekends through October. (7 to midnight Saturday; 3015 S.W. Sixth Ave.; admission $25; text 806-337-0749)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad laces up their skates to take on the Odessa Jackalopes in a pair of matches. Saturday night is Barbie Night to support breast cancer awareness. (7:15 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra’s 100th anniversary season continues with a special Hispanic Heritage Month concert featuring mariachi singer Nayelli Peña, Trio Los Reyes, the Glenwood Elementary folklórico dancers and the Amarillo Symphony Youth Orchestra. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $71; 806-376-8782)

Brass Wire Trio: Get a fully rounded night of entertainment with this jazz-rock fusion band at Rounders Club. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2801 S. Virginia St.; no cover; 806-352-3317)

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rock band roars into Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Trenton Fletcher: The Red Dirt country band gets a showcase at Hoots Pub with openers Ghosts of Gray County. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Under the Rug: The touring folk-rock trio returns to the Golden Light Cantina, with support from local opener Remy DeLara of Native Crowds. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Sunday

Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm: Celebrate the autumnal season with activities including cornhole, kids’ activities, the titular maze and more weekends through October. (1 to 9 p.m. Sundays; admission $19.95 online, $22.95 at the gate; 12908 S. Bell St.; 806-373-9600)

Leonard Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch: Enjoy a corn maze, haunted maze, pumpkin patch and more at this new fall attraction, open weekends through Nov. 11. (2 to 9 p.m. Sunday; 17670 Farm-to-Market Road 1062 in Canyon; admission prices vary; 806-452-9870)

“The Hunger Games”: The enormously popular post-apocalyptic film quadrilogy returns to theaters ahead of the upcoming opening of prequel “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.” (3 and 7:10 p.m. Sunday; 7:15 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Louie TheSinger: The Mexican country/hip-hop singer brings his “Come and Take It” tour to Hacienda La Grandeza with Kidd Kidd and others. (7 p.m. Sunday; 10695 U.S. Highway 287; tickets $40 and above; 806-421-9772)

Monday

Horror Movie Trivia Night: Sharpen your wits, not your razor claws, for this competitive night at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Monday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Oct. 17

“Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods”: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this anime favorite with a special screening. (7 p.m. Oct. 17; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“Still Playin’ Possum: Music and Memories of George Jones”: Classic and contemporary country artists pay tribute to the iconic singer. (4 and 7 p.m. Oct. 17; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Jazztober: Amarillo combo The Martinis continue Center City of Amarillo’s fall concert series. (6 p.m. Oct. 17; Historic Bivins House, 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-372-6744)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out “Critical Mass: Photoworks by Meridel Rubenstein” through Dec. 3 and the AMoA biennial through Dec. 31 at the Amarillo mainstay. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Enjoy the annual “America’s Horse in Art,” on view through Oct. 14. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

Don Harrington Discovery Center: Explore the new permanent exhibition “Discover through Time” and the touring exhibit “Ocean Bound,” on view through Jan. 7. (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $14 adults; $11 seniors, military and students, and $9 children; 806-355-9547)

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Enjoy the Georgia O’Keeffe-inspired “On the Edge of the Plains” and the Gisella Loeffler exhibition “Lots of Love, Gisella,” both on view through January, plus the bison-themed exhibition “The Fall and Rise of an American Icon” through September 2024. (2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; 806-651-2244)

The Simulated Universe: Amarillo’s newest attraction is this immersive art experience a la Meow Wolf. (noon to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays; 1215 S.W. 10th Ave.; reservations required; 832-690-7731 or thesimulateduniverse@gmail.com)

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  • 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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