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

“Halloween Kills”: Michael Myers, to no one’s surprise, returns to kill, kill, kill again. Also opening: thriller “Hard Luck Love Song,” based on a Todd Snider song; and “The Last Duel,” a period epic from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and director Ridley Scott. (Opens Thursday)

“Rad”: Celebrate the 35th anniversary of this … let me check my notes … BMX racing film. No judgment here: Almost any film is a classic film to someone, right? (7 p.m. Thursday; Regal UA Amarillo Star 14)

Canyon Chamber Chowdown Barbecue Cookoff: Get your fill of burnt ends, live music and more. (5 p.m. Friday; downtown Canyon square; tickets $10; 806-655-7815)

Best of Texas: Junior League Amarillo’s major fundraiser returns with music from headliners Locash and Amarillo openers Lindsey Lane and Ed Montana. Standing-room-only tickets are still available. (7 p.m. Friday; Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 SE 10th Ave.; tickets $75; 806-374-0802)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra tackles Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in conductor Jacomo Bairos’ penultimate concert. (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)

The Clem Fandango 4: The righteous surf rockers return to Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover)

Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm: Enjoy a giant maze, a giant-er slide, cornhole, wagon-train rides and, of course, tons of pumpkins at this family-friendly fall attraction. Check out the fireworks show Oct. 16 and 23. (10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31; 12908 S. Bell St.; 806-373-9600)

Hocktoberfest: The Amarillo Wranglers hockey team hosts a player meet-and-greet with brats and beer, tours, skating, tailgating and more. (3 to 6 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $25 in advance, $35 at the door)

Ayron Jones: The Seattle rocker hits town for a show at Hoot’s Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover

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  • 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.