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 The Martinis on the lawn of Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. (6 p.m. Tuesday; 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. Tuesday;  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. Tuesday; 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. Tuesday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

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

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

“Black Adam”: Dwayne Johnson stars as the titular anti-hero in this latest attempt at making something stick in the DC Extended Universe. Also opening: “Ticket to Paradise” with Julia Roberts and George Clooney. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Justin Miles and Rose Lees: The Lubbock 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)

Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic Tour: Actor Patrick Roach, who plays the antagonist Randy on popular Canadian sitcom “Trailer Park Boys,” brings a comedy tour and cheeseburgers to Whiskey River. (7 p.m. Thursday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; tickets $25; 806-367-6163)

Shaker Hymns: Keep the faith that this touring Americana band will rock the joint at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Boo at the Zoo: Amarillo Zoo’s seasonal spectacular returns with Halloween-themed activities, costumed characters, animal enrichment, treat stations, crafts, games and more. (6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 700 Comanchero Trail; admission $6; 806-381-7911)

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 S.W. 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 S.W. Sixth Ave.; admission $25; text 806-337-0749)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey team declares wabbit season when the Odessa Jackalopes come to down. (7:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $12 to $23; 806-378-3096)

“Robin Hood: The Rest of the Story”: Amarillo Little Theatre Academy heads to Sherwood Forest for this new play by Amarillo playwright Carrie Huckabay. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; ALT Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; tickets $15 and $12; 806-355-9991)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band is joined by guest Rito Monge for a show at Crush. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Kevin Fowler and Randall King: The Amarillo-born country stars team for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $25; 806-556-4456)

Amarionette: The touring rock band returns to The Golden Light Cantina for a show with Native Crowds and Rain Division. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Hangman: The Amarillo band plans to rock out at Skooterz. (9:30 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Heaven & Hell: Amarillo DJs L1NH and itsnotdolores promise “ heavenly beats & hellish bangers” at RR Bar. (10 p.m. Friday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

Mr. P. Chill and Mr. Hooper: The Sacramento hip-hop stars return to Leftwoods with their “Flowing to the Future” tour. (10 p.m. Friday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Rhett Uhland & The Morning Shakes: The Canyon country band returns to action for a show at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Sunshine for Charlotte 5K Fun Run & Walk: Lace up your running shoes for this charity walk benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. (9 a.m. Saturday; 1501 Streit Drive; registration fee; 806-358-8177)

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)

Lone Star Reptile Expo: All things slithery, scaly and … salamander-y will be on sale, along with all kinds of accessories. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $10 adults, $5 children; 214-769-3039)

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)

Mas Chingon Car & Bike Show: The local car club hosts a trunk or treat, along with raffles, silent auction, costume contest and more. (2 to 6 p.m. Saturday; Bentley & Associates, 7148 S. Bell St.; 806-463-4122)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer-songwriter offers tunes to go with your wine (plus food truck delicacies) at this outdoor concert at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 FM 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

A Downtown Affair: Cameron James Smith & The Band Monarch headlines this fundraiser for The PARC, also featuring local artists, a catered meal, open bar and more. (6 p.m. Saturday; Sixth Avenue and Buchanan Street; tickets $50; 806-367-8024)

Gothic Art Show: Mariposa Eco Village hosts this spooky art show, also featuring a costume contest, campfires for marshmallows and ghost stories, a photo booth and more. (6 p.m. Saturday; 9101 Mariposa Drive; 806-673-9152)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band rocks out on the beach at LandShark Burgers. (6:30 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)

Songwriters in the Round: Enjoy tunes from Amarillo bards Casey Clark, Kayla Richardson, Tennessee Tuckness and Mike Fuller. (7 p.m. Saturday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-678-7444) 

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”: The Headless Horseman laces up his toe shoes in this revival of Lone Star Ballet’s original dance production. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $14 to $44; 806-378-3096)

Music of the Mountains: Chamber Music Amarillo hosts the Amarillo Virtuosi Brass Chorale for a special concert at St. Mary’s Cathedral. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1200 S. Washington St.; tickets $40; 806-376-8782)

The Psykward Hidden in The Trees Big Wicked Halloween Bash: A slew of metal bands celebrate the season at Leftwoods, In The Mind of Asterion, Corrosive Wrath, Adnama, Akasia, Ely, Jeffrey Neurotic, and Rezi Resurrect & Worldz Kollide. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Plasma Canvas: The touring indie rock band brings tunes to The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Mike Chism & Hollow Point: The Amarillo country band returns to the stage for a shot at Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; 806-367-6163)

Abbey Duncan and Travis Roberts: The local singers bring a song swap to The Golden Light Cantina. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Carmageddon Car Show and Trunk or Treat: The West Texas Region Sports Car Club of America hosts its third-annual car show, trunk or treat, and scholarship fundraiser. (2 p.m. Sunday; The Lost Cajun, 2401 W. Interstate 40;

AL1CE: The touring progressive rock band returns for a show with Native Crowds at Leftwoods. (9 p.m. Monday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Jazztober: The 10th-anniversary season of Center City’s outdoor concert season closes with The Austin Brazille Quartet on the lawn of Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. (6 p.m. Oct. 25; 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-372-6744)


  • 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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