Tuesday

Halloween at the Discovery Center: See that science isn’t scary when the Don Harrington Discovery Center hosts this all-day party. (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $1 with costumes; 806-355-9547)

6th Street Creepy Crawl: The holiday event returns to Historic Route 66, benefitting PETS Clinic of Amarillo. Punch cards offer discounts and freebies at various stores, bars and restaurants. Party options include trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, pet costume contest, human costume contests and more, plus live music from DJ GiANT at The 806 Coffee + Lounge, Trenchrat and Drowninghost at Golden Light Cantina and Dudeman at RR Bar. Don’t miss the adult costume party at midnight at Golden Light. (4 p.m. to midnight Tuesday; punch cards $10 advance, $15 on Halloween; Sixth Avenue between Western and Georgia streets; 806-322-1806)

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

“Spirited Away”: The anime classic gets an extended return to theaters as part of the Studio Ghibli Fest. (7 p.m. Tuesday; continues through Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Plus, get your fill of trunk or treats and fall festivals:

4:30 p.m.: McGavock Nissan, 4700 S. Soncy Road

5:30 p.m.: River Fellowship, 5211 S. Bell St.

5:30 p.m.: SkyWest Assisted Living, 6301 S. Blake St.

5:30 p.m.: West Texas A&M University Jack B. Kelley Student Center Legacy Hall

6 p.m.: The ER on Soncy, 3530 Soncy Road 

6 p.m.: Grace Church, 4111 Plains Blvd. 

6 p.m.: South Georgia Baptist Church, 5209 S. Georgia St.

6 p.m.: Temple Baptist Church, 3208 S. Van Buren St. 

7 p.m.: The Refinery Church of Amarillo, 217 S.W. Seventh Ave.

Wednesday

Chad Abushanab: The celebrated poet offers a reading for West Texas A&M University’s Patterson Poetry Series and Distinguished Lecture Series. (6 p.m. Wednesday; Legacy Hall in WT’s Jack B. Kelley Student Center; free; 806-651-2412)

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

Mike Salazar: The singer offers a midweek show at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Wednesday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

“Spirited Away”: The anime classic gets an extended return to theaters as part of the Studio Ghibli Fest. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Thursday

“Priscilla”: Director Sophia Coppola returns with this intimate and well-received biography of Priscilla Presley. Also opening: children’s holiday animated flick “Glisten and the Merry Mission.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad laces up their skates to stomp out the Shreveport Mudbugs in a daytime game. (11 a.m. Thursday; continues Friday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

Festival Día de los Muertos: The Amarillo Council for the Latino Arts will stretch the Day of the Dead out for nearly a week with its first Latin-American arts festival, including a cultural celebration at Los 3 Amigos. (5 p.m. Thursday; 714 N. Fillmore St.; free; salcantara@aclatx.org)

Day of the Dead: Amarillo artist Delores Maldonado takes over Pondaseta Brewing Co. for her annual Día de los Muertos celebration, including art, food specials, photo booth, face painting and more. (6 to 9 p.m. Thursday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Luis Torres: The Amarillo singer offers tunes for High Fidelity Records’ Art and Wine Night. (6 p.m. Thursday; 2818 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 252-220-4729)

Taste of the Holidays: A Culinary Journey by Rising Stars: The Panhandle Chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association shines a spotlight on some of Amarillo’s on-the-rise chefs in this special event at Reed Beverage. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; 3701 S.E. 25th Ave.; tickets $80 to $100; 512-457-4100)

First Thursday Art + Music: Take in art from Raene Mathis and music from Huston Sonhouse at The 806 Coffee + Lounge’s monthly event. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

“Wild New World”: Author Dan Flores discusses his award-winning book as part of the Center for the Study of the American West’s Nall Lecture Series and West Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Lecture Series. (7 p.m. Thursday; Legacy Hall in WT’s Jack B. Kelley Student Center; free; 806-651-5238)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer kicks off the weekend on Smokey Joe’s patio. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

“She Kills Monsters”: A woman connects with her late sister through a role-playing game in this action adventure from West Texas A&M University Theatre. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre; tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, free for WT students, faculty and staff; 806-651-2810)

Saints of Never After and Fighting the Phoenix: The rock bands bring their “Glimpse of Where Demons Go to Die” tour to Amarillo’s Atomic Yellow for a show with local support from Native Crowds and Bardown. (8 p.m. Thursday; 600 S. Arthur St.; cover $10)

JD Clayton: The Arkansas country singer takes the stage at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

William Beckmann: The rising country star brings an acoustic night to Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Friday

Christmas Roundup: A Holiday Market: Amarillo Museum of Art’s shopping expo returns for a 43rd year in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. (noon to 8 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $10; 806-378-3096)

First Friday Art Walk: The favorite tradition continues at newly renovated Arts in the Sunset. (5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; free; 806-354-8802)

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)

Festival Día de los Muertos: The Amarillo Council for the Latino Arts will stretch the Day of the Dead out for nearly a week with its first Latin-American arts festival, including a parade along Polk Street. (7 p.m. Friday; downtown Amarillo; free; salcantara@aclatx.org)

Amarillo Wranglers: The local hockey squad laces up their skates to stomp out the Shreveport Mudbugs. (7:15 p.m. Friday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $13 to $24; 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Master Chorale: The local choral ensemble opens its season with a special concert at First Baptist Church. (7:30 p.m. Friday; free, tickets required; 806-371-5340)

Harrington String Quartet: The renowned quartet opens its season with a “Ravishing” concert featuring music from Franz Schubert, Ernest Bloch and Ermend Bonnal. (7:30 p.m. Friday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on the WT campus; tickets $20; 806-651-2840)

“She Kills Monsters”: A woman connects with her late sister through a role-playing game in this action adventure from West Texas A&M University Theatre. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre; tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, free for WT students, faculty and staff; 806-651-2810)

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

Karaoke Night: Take your turn on the stage at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; no cover)

Saturday

Strata Stride: The coffee shop hosts this half-marathon to benefit AniMeals on Wheels. (7:45 a.m. Saturday; 7560 Outlook Drive; registration $65 and above; 806-350-8385) 

Christmas Roundup: A Holiday Market: Amarillo Museum of Art’s shopping expo returns for a 43rd year in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $10; 806-378-3096)

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)

Not Our First Rodeo: The From 6th Collective celebrates its third anniversary with an expo featuring a variety of local artisans. (noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; 18100 W. Interstate 40; 806-349-1111)

Nitro Tour: Monster trucks take over Rt. 66 Motor Speedway for this special matinee performance. (2 to 5 p.m. Saturday; 4101 Texas Loop 335; tickets $29.90 adults, $19.90 children, $39.50 VIP; 888-760-3222)

“Titanic: The Musical”: The great ship goes down again in this filmed version of the acclaimed Broadway musical. (3 p.m. Saturday; continues Nov. 8; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Threads: Colorful Closets and Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy team for a fantastical fashion show and avant garde hair show in the events room at Arts in the Sunset. (5:30 p.m. Saturday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; tickets $15, sponsorships available; 806-331-9233) 

Festival Día de los Muertos: The Amarillo Council for the Latino Arts will stretch the Day of the Dead out for nearly a week with its first Latin-American arts festival, including a grand finale featuring folklorico dance, art and more in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (7 p.m. Saturday; 714 N. Fillmore St.; free; salcantara@aclatx.org)

Michael Salgado: The norteño musician brings the party to Hacienda La Grandeza with J.R. Gomez & The Conjunto Bandits and Chuck Briseno. (7 p.m. Saturday; 10695 U.S. Highway 287; tickets $30 and above; 806-421-9772)

“She Kills Monsters”: A woman connects with her late sister through a role-playing game in this action adventure from West Texas A&M University Theatre. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre; tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, free for WT students, faculty and staff; 806-651-2810)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo songstress brings along her friends for a show at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Calibre 50: Azteca Music Hall hosts a night with this popular norteño-banda act. (9 p.m. Saturday; tickets $70; 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912; 806-779-6360)

The Newbie Show: Yellow City Comedy highlights fresh faces at its debut show at High Fidelity Records. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2818 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover $5; 252-220-4729)

Without a Doubt: The Amarillo country band brings unquestionable fun to Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Aiden Logsdon & The Outlaws: The Lubbock country band takes a run north for a show at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Sunday

Christmas Roundup: A Holiday Market: Amarillo Museum of Art’s shopping expo returns for a 43rd year in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $10; 806-378-3096)

Fall Arts & Crafts Show: The Art Plug-In hosts this local makers’ market. (2 to 6 p.m. Sunday; 4149 S.W. 34th Ave.; free; 806-433-9035)

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)

“She Kills Monsters”: A woman connects with her late sister through a role-playing game in this action adventure from West Texas A&M University Theatre. (7:30 p.m. Sunday; Happy State Bank Studio Theatre; tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students, free for WT students, faculty and staff; 806-651-2810)

WT Horn Choir: The student ensemble offers a night of heroic music. (7:30 p.m. Sunday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on the WT campus; tickets $20; 806-651-2840)

Monday

“K-LOVE Live at Red Rocks”: Christian acts including MercyMe, Zach Williams, Jeremy Camp, We the Kingdom, Anne Wilson, CAIN, Blessing Offor and Hope Darst perform in the acclaimed concert venue. (7 p.m. Monday; continues Nov. 7; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Nov. 7

“K-LOVE Live at Red Rocks”: Christian acts including MercyMe, Zach Williams, Jeremy Camp, We the Kingdom, Anne Wilson, CAIN, Blessing Offor and Hope Darst perform in the acclaimed concert venue. (7 p.m. Monday; continues Nov. 7; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“Songs of the Night”: The Amarillo College Piano Series continues with musicians Jazmin Black Grollemund and Dr. Nathaniel Fryml. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 7; AC Concet Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

Late Night Savior and Acacia Ridge: The touring rock bands hit town to tear up the stage at Skooterz. (8 p.m. Nov. 7; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

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: Take in “75 Years: The Evolution of The American Quarter Horse Journal,” on view through Nov. 25. (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 and a special “Día de los Muertos” exhibition through Nov. 3. (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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