Howard Farms Pumpkin Patch: Get ready for fall at this free patch, offering photo ops throughout the season. (open daily; 45th Avenue and Teckla Boulevard; 806-626-8958)

Jazztober: The 10th-anniversary season of Center City’s outdoor concert season continues with Ruth Ellen Lynch & Jazz Plus on the lawn of Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. (6 p.m. Tuesday; 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-372-6744)

Susan Gibson: The touring singer-songwriter returns home for a show at Chalice Abbey with Mike Fuller and other local favorites. (6:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-678-7444) 

“Halloween Ends”: Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode faces off against Michael Myers for the final time in this (alleged) franchise ender. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Ty Blackburn and Mila Rae: The Amarillo singers will team up for an outdoor show on The Barfield’s rooftop bar. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Fall Choir Concert: Three West Texas A&M University choirs will join forces for a globally influenced college. (8 p.m. Thursday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall; free; 806-651-2840)

Corey Kent: The Red Dirt singer digs in for a night at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Amarillo Scaregrounds: Ghouls and goblins rise again at this seasonal favorite, offering six attractions. Open weekends through October. (7 to 11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Oct. 31; 2736 SW 10th Ave.; tickets $40 to $45; 806-367-9516)

Sixth Street Massacre: The terror-filled haunt returns weekends through October. (7 to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and Oct. 31; 3015 SW Sixth Ave.; admission $25; text 806-337-0749)

“Our Rhythms, Our Voices”: Latin singer/historian Javier Jara presents a culture-spanning concert and Q&A at Amarillo College. (7 p.m. Friday; AC Concert Hall Theatre; free;

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey team kicks off their home season by trying to smash the Shreveport Mudbugs. (7:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Symphony: Soloist Oliver Herbert will be featured on Dvořák’s cello concerto in a concert also featuring Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, all under the baton of guest conductor Stephen Mulligan. (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)

Muscadine Bloodline: The Southern-based country band flows into town for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $20 to $125; 806-556-4456)

Ragland: The touring country band returns to town for a show with Tanner Lane, Mila Rae and Ayden Hayes at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Calling All Slug Bugs IX: The annual Slugtoberfest VW car show returns to Street Volkswagen with food, drinks, music and prizes. (10 a.m. Saturday; 8707 Pilgrim Drive; 806-350-8999)

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

Maxwell’s Fall Days & Giant Maze: 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. Saturdays and 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays; admission $17.95 online, $22.95 at the gate; 12908 S. Bell St.; 806-373-9600)

Volksfest 2022: Pondaseta Brewing Co. hosts this German-themed party featuring beer, food, music, games, a Lederhosen contest and more. (noon to midnight Saturday; 7500 SW 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Fall Fest: Panhandle Meat Processing will serve free hamburgers at this event, which also will include vendors, sales and live music from Dannie Lake. (3 p.m. Saturday; 15891 S. Dowell Road; 806-499-3168)

10th Annual Walk for Mental Health 5K: National Alliance on Mental Illness-Texas Panhandle and Amarillo Area Mental Health Consumers/Agape Center join forces for this awareness-raising walk. (3 p.m. Saturday; Memorial Park, 26th Avenue and Washington Street; registration fee; 806-567-1372)

Los Vendavales with Adan Melendez: The Mexican band joins up with Revancha Norteña for a concert at Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo Arena. (8 p.m. Saturday; 8829 S. Washington St.; tickets $50; 806-584-0733)

Broken Echo: The Amarillo rockers bring the noise to Leftwoods. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Chuck Briseno: The touring Missouri singer-songwriter rolls into town for a show at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Cocktails with the Divas: Craft Cocktail Lounge gets sassy with an evening with drag performers. (10 p.m. Saturday; 626 S. Polk St.; tickets $5; 806-350-2882)

West Texas Exiles: The on-the-rise country-rockers, featuring former Amarillo musician Daniel Davis, returns for a killer night at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $15)

“In the Heat of the Night”: The celebrated racial drama gets special 55th anniversary screenings. (4 and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Oct. 19; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

An Evening with Ellen Ochoa: The first Latina astronaut will take part in WT’s Distinguished Lecture Series, rounding out Hispanic Heritage Month activities. (6 p.m. Monday; Jack B. Kelley Student Center Legacy Hall in Canyon; free; 806-651-8482)

Jazztober: The 10th-anniversary season of Center City’s outdoor concert season continues with The Martinis on the lawn of Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. (6 p.m. Oct. 18; 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-372-6744)

“Latinx Poetry and the Stories of America”: Poet Judith Santopietro will read work and discuss her heritage as part of WT’s Distinguished Lecture Series. (6:30 p.m. Oct. 18;  Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall in Canyon; free; 806-651-2412)

“Menopause the Musical”: Celebrate the change of life with songs and dance with this engaging touring musical. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 18; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $32 to $52; 806-378-3096)

Desperate Electric: The touring duo promises a night of electric disco soul at Leftwoods. (9 p.m. Oct. 18; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Waylon Payne: The old-school country singer returns for a night at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Oct. 18; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $10)


  • 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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