Jazztober: Center City’s annual outdoor concert series wraps up for the year with Austin Brazille on the steps of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. (6 p.m. Tuesday; 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-372-6744)

“Rifftrax Live: Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes”: The jokesters behind the original “Mystery Science Theater 3000” will do a live take-down of this hilariously awful sequel. For classic scares, you might be better off taking in the Universal Monsters anniversary double-feature screening of “The Invisible Man” and “The Wolf Man” on Saturday. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Regal UA Amarillo Star 14 and Cinemark Hollywood 16)

“The United States of Insanity”: The battle to have the Juggalos, those fierce fans of Insane Clown Posse, removed from the FBI’s list of dangerous gangs is recounted in this documentary, getting a one-night-only screening. (7 p.m. Tuesday; Regal UA Amarillo Star 14)

“Last Night in Soho”: Director Edgar Wright’s latest is a thriller that follows an aspiring fashion designer (Anya Taylor-Joy) who discovers she’s able to travel back to the 1960s. Also opening: horror film “Antlers” and subtitled and dubbed versions of anime film “My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission.” (Opens Thursday)

“Monstersongs”: West Texas A&M University Theatre’s latest is a musical about the misunderstood monsters in society. No, the real ones — trolls and vampires and yetis and the like. It’s streaming on demand from Thursday through Sunday, or check out a live screening at 11 p.m. Saturday in the Branding Iron Theatre on campus. (Thursday through Sunday; tickets $10 for streaming tickets or $8 students, $12 adults for live screening; 806-651-2810)

Boo at the Zoo: The Amarillo Zoo’s Halloween tradition returns with costumed characters, themed activities and more. Advance tickets are required. (5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 700 Comanchero Trail; tickets $6; 806-381-7911)

Monster Bash: The Don Harrington Discover Center’s scientifically scary Halloween party returns, too, with hour-long and 90-minute-long sessions for families. (5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday; 1200 Streit Drive; tickets $5 members, $8 nonmembers; 806-355-9547) 

Halloween Spooktacular on the Square: Canyon Main Street hosts this community trunk-or-treat party around the courthouse square. (6 p.m. Friday; downtown Canyon; free; 806-656-6833)

“The Medium”: Amarillo Opera presents this seasonally appropriate Gian Carlo Menotti opera about a phony soothsayer who finds she may have unexpected skills after all. (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus; tickets $25; 806-372-7464)

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”: The cult classic gets an interactive screening at the delightful art gallery/bookstore Caliche. Costumes are encouraged. (8 p.m. Friday; 2311 S.W. Seventh Ave.; suggested donation $5; 806-398-1008)

The Blue Johnnies: The beloved Amarillo rock band reunites for a Halloween bash at Hoot’s Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $10)

Halloween Drag Show: The Drunken Oyster celebrates the season with some fabulous queens. (10 p.m. Friday; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; reservations suggested; 806-418-6668)

Honky Tonk Horror Show: Amarillo bands Travis Roberts & The Willing Few, Mason & The Gin Line and Rhett Uhland & the Morning Shakes will put the howl into Halloween at this costume party. (10 p.m. Friday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

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. (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)

Route 66 Renaissance Faire: The Historic Route 66 Association will host this themed block party (not a replacement for Creepy Crawl, which hopefully will return next year), featuring costumes, food specials, vendors, live music, food trucks and more. After the party, check out Strange Saints at Broken Spoke Lounge, karaoke at Marshall’s Tavern, Boss 420 at Smokey Joe’s and Loaded Six at Handle Bar & Grill. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Sixth Avenue between Western and Bonham streets; 806-373-1427)

’80s Halloween Bash: Cover band The Echos will headline Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon holiday party. (7 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover; 806-378-5790)

Halloween Ball: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens get into the spirit of the season with this costume gala, featuring music from Velvet Funk. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1400 Streit Drive; tickets $50; 806-352-6513)

Casey Donahew: The Texas country star will headline a post-rodeo show at the Amarillo National Center following the United States Team Penning Association competition. Seth Ward & The Silence will open. (8:30 p.m. Saturday; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $29 to $59; 806-376-7767)

Plan B: This new Amarillo-based ’80s cover band plans a rocking debut at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

The Tommy Gallagher Band: The Amarillo-based Texas country band takes the stage for its yearly reunion show. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover)


  • 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.