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

“The Silence of the Lambs”: Pull out the fava beans and a nice Chianti: It’s time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this warm-hearted film about the unexpected friendship that blossoms between a country girl and a city slicker. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Regal UA Amarillo Star 14 and Cinemark Hollywood 16)

“Dune”: Director Dennis Villenueve’s take on this epic sci-fi classic finally arrives in theaters, with a killer cast (Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac and more) and some amazing-looking visuals. Also opening: animated adventure “Ron’s Gone Wrong” and the Idris Elba-starring Western “The Harder They Fall.” (Opens Thursday)

Styx: The classic rock band wails its way back to Amarillo for this much-delayed concert. (8 p.m. Thursday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $59 to $235; 806-378-3096)

“Sherlock Holmes and The First Baker Street Irregular”: Amarillo Little Theatre Academy students take on the world’s greatest detective in a kid-friendly adaptation. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”: Lone Star Ballet returns to the stage with this artful adaptation of the horror classic. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $10 to $40; 806-376-8782 or 806-372-2463)

Dwight Yoakum: The country great returns to town, hopefully with guitar, Cadillac and hillbilly music all in tow. (8 p.m. Friday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.; sold out, but wait list available; 806-376-8782)

Mo Lowda & The Humble: The indie rock band makes its Amarillo debut at Golden Light Cantina with Dizzy Dames and Desert Noises. And on tap Friday: Texas country singer Erick Willis with Drew Harakal. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover $10)

Erratic Soul: The Amarillo-based artist headlines a night of hip-hop at Leftwoods. (10 p.m. Friday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

AMoA Biennial 600: “Justice • Equality • Race • Identity”: The art museum’s every-two-year major exhibition is usually focused on a particular medium, but this year, they’re going broader by shining a spotlight on artists using their works to speak to social justice. (Saturday through Jan. 2; museum open Wednesdays through Sundays; 2200 S. Van Buren St.; free; 806-371-5050)

Harvest Market: Enjoy the bounties of fall at this Center City-sponsored farmers’ and artisans’ market at the old Santa Fe depot. (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; free; 401 S. Grant St.; 806-372-6744)

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 Saturday, too. (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)

“Fire Shut Up in My Bones”: This opera, the first by a Black composer ever to be staged at The Metropolitan Opera House, is adapted from the great writer Charles M. Blow’s memoir. (11:55 a.m. Saturday; Cinemark Hollywood 16)

“Hocus Pocus” in the Park: The Halloween classic, soon to be getting a sequel that I’m keeping a very close eye on, gets a free screening from Amarillo Parks and Recreation. (5:30 p.m. Saturday; 26th Avenue and Washington Street; free)

Second Chance Prom: This masquerade-themed fundraiser for Martha’s Home returns to Embassy Suites. (7 p.m. Saturday; tickets $45 singles, $85 couples; 550 S. Buchanan St.; 806-372-4035)

Brunken Hilarious: Yellow City Comedy headlines a night of laughs and late-night brunch at Scratch Made Bakery. (9 p.m. Saturday; 118 S.W. Sixth Ave.; tickets $25; text 806-680-2855)

9 Eyes: The Amarillo country and western band kicks up some dust (and kicks back some shots, perhaps) at Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover; 806-367-6163)

A Special Case: The Pampa rockers return to town for an acoustic show at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Brandon Bethel: The country-rocker brings his show to Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon, a relatively new arrival on the downtown scene. (10:30 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover; 806-378-5790)

“Howl’s Moving Castle”:This iconic anime is next on tap for this year’s Studio Ghibli Fest. (3 p.m. Sunday; continues Monday and Oct. 28; Cinemark Hollywood 16)


  • 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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