Tuesday

“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. Tuesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

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

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

Caliche Dust: The Amarillo country band offers evening tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Wednesday

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

Bryan Robertson: The Amarillo country singer offers an acoustic show on Crush’s rooftop. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Lindi Leigh: The Amarillo country singer offers midweek tunes at Broken Spoke Lounge. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

“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.” (7:15 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Thursday

“Killers of the Flower Moon”: Martin Scorsese’s latest, which is getting rave reviews, is a true-life crime drama set in Oklahoma. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

John R. Erickson Book Signing: The Perryton-based author of the perennially popular “Hank the Cowdog” series will sign copies at Burrowing Owl Books. (3 p.m. Thursday; 7406 S.W. 34th Ave.; 806-367-8961)

Porch Talk: Archaeologist Douglas K. Boyd and author John R. Erickson team up for this discussion of Panhandle archaeology at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. (5:30 p.m. Thursday; 2503 Fourth Ave., Canyon; 806-651-2244)

Pints & Pups: Yellow City Pet Supply and Gracie’s Project will team with Pondaseta Brewing Co. to offer treats, doggy pools, limited-edition merchandise, adoptions, education and giveaways. (6 p.m. Thursday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

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

Kayla Richardson: 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)

“Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls”: The gothic online favorite gets the big-screen treatment in this horror comedy. (7 and 10 p.m. Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“Chemical Imbalance”: Amarillo Little Theatre gets into the spooky season with this darkly comedic spoof of the Jekyll & Hyde story. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Oct. 29; ALT Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“Happy Day”: The West Texas A&M University choirs offer a free fall concert. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on the WT campus in Canyon; free; 806-651-2840)

Friday

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)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer hits the roof at The Barfield. (7 p.m. Friday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Beyond Country: The Amarillo country band brings a hoedown to 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 Oklahoma Warriors in a pair of matches. (7:15 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

Boss 420: The Amarillo party band rolls up some fun on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

“Chemical Imbalance”: Amarillo Little Theatre gets into the spooky season with this darkly comedic spoof of the Jekyll & Hyde story. (8 p.m. Friday; continues through Oct. 29; ALT Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Mike & The Moonpies: The traditionalist country band makes its return to Amarillo with a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $16 to $150; 806-342-0515)

The Electric Gypsies: The eternally popular rock band returns to Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Erratic Soul: The Amarillo-based rapper makes some noise at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

The Scott Ellison Band: Get a fully rounded night of entertainment with this touring blues band at Rounders Club. (9 p.m. Friday; 2801 S. Virginia St.; no cover; 806-352-3317)

Saturday

Amarillo Super Mini Con: Celebrate the best of comics, anime and more at this pop-culture convention in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; continues Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; 806-378-3096)

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)

RockArillo: The Historic 6th on Route 66 Association hosts a family-friendly classic-rock celebration on the Mother Road, featuring music from Karma, Dude-Man and others at venues up and down the street, as well as food trucks and more. (10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday; 1900 S.W. Sixth Ave.; free; 806-310-9503)

“Dead Man Walking”: “The Met: Live in HD” continues with the Metropolitan Opera’s staging of this new American opera. (11:55 a.m. Saturday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“Back to the Future”: Celebrate “Back to the Future” Day with a special screening of this ’80s-era sci-fi classic. (4 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Oct. 25; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Boo Bash 2023: Greenways Village hosts this Halloween-themed block party, featuring costumes, food trucks, face painting and more. (5 to 7 p.m. Saturday; 7669 Hillside Road; 806-392-9912)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer continues Bar Z Winery’s outdoor music season. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; tickets $20; 806-488-2214)

Monster Bowl: Junior Achievement of the High Plains brings back its annual fundraiser, pitting costumed teams against each other for a good cause. (5 p.m. Saturday; Western Bowl, 5120 S. Western St.; team registration $300; 806-355-0045)

“Hocus Pocus 2”: The Disney sequel (starring Amarillo’s own Taylor Henderson) gets a free outdoor screening in Memorial Park courtesy of Amarillo Parks and Recreation. Festivities also include games, food trucks, costumes and more. (6 p.m. Saturday; 26th Avenue and Washington Street; 806-378-3036)

Vintage Amarillo: Amarillo Symphony’s biennial fundraiser features a sensational, multi-course wine dinner and wine auction. (6 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Club, 600 S. Tyler St.; tickets and sponsorships available; 806-376-8782)

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)

Big G & The Tradewinds: The Amarillo band offers tasty dinner tunes at Sa*vór. (7 p.m. Saturday; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Dueling Pianos: Sip, Sing & Support: This fundraiser for the Don Harrington Discovery Center will feature battling keyboardists alongside dinner and live science demonstrations. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1200 Streit Drive; tickets $150, sponsorships available; 806-355-9547)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo classic rock band brings the noise to Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Martin Gillmore: The folk singer offers an intimate show at Buffalo Grass Music Hall in Panhandle as part of High Plains Public Radio’s ambassadors series. (7 p.m. Saturday; 123 Main St. in Panhandle; 806-236-2933)

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 Oklahoma Warriors in a pair of matches. (7:15 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

“Dancing with the Macabre”: Lone Star Ballet laces up toe shoes to celebrate the Halloween season in this new production. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $43; 806-378-3096)

“Chemical Imbalance”: Amarillo Little Theatre gets into the spooky season with this darkly comedic spoof of the Jekyll & Hyde story. (8 p.m. Saturday; continues through Oct. 29; ALT Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

A Special Case: The Pampa-based rock band offers tunes at High Fidelity Records. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2818 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover $5; 252-220-4729)

The Ty Blackburn Band: The Amarillo country band brings the party to Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Jack Cryver & Bad Decisions: The Amarillo country-rock band roars into Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Hangman Halloween Party: The Amarillo rock band headlines an early party at Whiskey River. (9:30 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; 806-367-6163)

Sunday

Amarillo Super Mini Con: Celebrate the best of comics, anime and more at this pop-culture convention in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; 806-378-3096)

“The Birds”: Celebrate the 60th anniversary of this Alfred Hitchcock classic. Just watch the skies overhead on the way into the theater. (1 and 7 p.m. Sunday; continues Monday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

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)

“Chemical Imbalance”: Amarillo Little Theatre gets into the spooky season with this darkly comedic spoof of the Jekyll & Hyde story. (2:30 p.m. Sunday; continues through Oct. 29; ALT Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Monday

Amarillo 911 Trunk or Treat: Municipal law enforcement officers get a jump on Halloween with this kid-friendly event. (6 to 9 p.m. Monday; Simms Municipal Building, 808 S. Buchanan St.; 806-378-3038)

“The Birds”: Celebrate the 60th anniversary of this Alfred Hitchcock classic. Just watch the skies overhead on the way into the theater. (7 p.m. Monday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Rien Nash: The Amarillo country singer offers an acoustic show on Crush’s rooftop. (7 p.m. Monday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Oct. 24

“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)

Books to Broadway: Amarillo Public Library’s annual fundraiser features some top Amarillo singers offering their favorite literary-themed show tunes. (6 p.m. Oct. 24; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.; 806-378-3054)

Jazztober: Amarillo combo Big G & The Tradewinds close out Center City of Amarillo’s fall concert series. (6 p.m. Oct. 24; 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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