Tuesday

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies close out their home season by trying to run down the Frisco RoughRiders. (6:35 p.m.; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Rien Nash: The Amarillo singer offers evening tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m.; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Bring Me to the Gypsee: The Amarillo duo offers patio tunes at Hummers Sports Cafe. (7:30 p.m.; 2600 Paramount Blvd., Suite B2; 806-353-0723)

Wednesday

“Christine”: The creepy Stephen King adaptation revs up for 40th-anniversary screenings. (4 and 7:20 p.m.; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

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

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies close out their home season by trying to run down the Frisco RoughRiders. (6:35 p.m.; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

“After Everything”: The romantic film franchise concludes with two nights of screenings. (7:15 p.m.; continues Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Colton Wilcher: The Amarillo country singer offers midweek fun at Broken Spoke Lounge. (8 p.m.; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Thursday

“A Haunting in Venice”: Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie franchise continues with this spooky installment. Also opening this week: teen comedy “Camp Hideout.” (Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Adler & Hearne: The folk duo offers sweet music at the Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center. (6 p.m.; 320 S. Cuyler St. in Pampa; donations accepted; 806-664-0824)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies close out their home season by trying to run down the Frisco RoughRiders. (6:35 p.m.; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

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

Katie Alice Greer: The former Priests lead singer brings her solo tour to Caliche Co. (7 p.m.; 2311 S.W. Seventh Ave.; 806-398-1008)

Ri Wolf & The Prairie Hawks: The Amarillo country band offers tasty dinner tunes at Savór. (7 p.m.; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Ryan Shields: The San Antonio-based comic brings his “Say that in a Small Town” tour to Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m.; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; cover $15; 806-418-6282)

Tipps & Obermiller: The touring duo performs for Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast’s Troubadour Series. (7 p.m.; 100 Brentwood Road; $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

“After Everything”: The romantic film franchise concludes with two nights of screenings. (7:15 p.m.; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“Satanic Hispanics”: This Hispanic horror anthology gets a one-night-only screening. (7:15 p.m.; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”: This musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl book and the original Willy Wonka film hopes to satisfy your sweet tooth at Amarillo Little Theatre. (7:30 p.m.; continues all weekend; 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Paul Cauthen: The Texas country star returns to town for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m.; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $25 to $100; 806-342-0515)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m.; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Friday

Amarillo Tri-State Fair: The expo’s 100th year opens with “Centennial Day,” featuring a celebrity goat milking contest, food, midway fun and music by Rhett Uhland. (8 a.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 23; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; ticket prices vary; 806-376-7767)

Zac Wilkerson: The golden-voiced former Amarilloan returns to headline the grand opening of the AJ Swope Performance Plaza at Arts in the Sunset. The BYOB party also features food truck Stix. (6:45 p.m.; 3701 Plains Blvd.; free; 806-354-8802)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer brings the twang for a dinner show at Teddy Jack’s. (7 p.m.; 5080 S. Coulter St.; 806-322-0113)

Ghosts of Gray County: The regional country-rock band haunts the beach at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m.; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Songwriter Night: It’s ladies night at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast with Lindsey Lane, Kayla Richardson and Rien Nash. (7 p.m.; 100 Brentwood Road; $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

The Tulsa Doom: The Amarillo rock band offers an ominous-sounding night of fun with a rooftop show at Crush. (7 p.m.; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies close out their home season by trying to run down the Frisco RoughRiders. (7:05 p.m.; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Bomb City Meltdown: Zombiez Bar & Grill hosts a face-melting night of rock. (7:25 p.m.; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra officially opens its 100th anniversary season with a pair of masterpieces by George Gershwin: “Rodeo” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” featuring pianist Michelle Cann. (7:30 p.m.; continues Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $61; 806-378-3096)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band rolls up for a show on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m.; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”: This musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl book and the original Willy Wonka film hopes to satisfy your sweet tooth at Amarillo Little Theatre. (8 p.m.; continues all weekend; 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Jackson Taylor & The Sinners: The red-hot country band plans to commit a few transgressions at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m.; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Ross Cooper: The Texas singer-songwriter returns to the Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m.; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Saturday

Amarillo Tri-State Fair: The expo’s 100th year continues with food, midway fun and the headlining concert from Amarillo natives Aaron Watson and Kevin Fowler. (8 a.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 23; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; ticket prices vary; 806-376-7767)

Canyon Farmers Market: Check out wares from 75 vendors, plus food trucks, live music and more. (8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 30; Canyon downtown square; 806-567-0746)

Amarillo Tri-State Fair Parade: Celebrate 100 years of culture, food, music and more with this annual event. (10 a.m.; downtown Amarillo; 806-376-7767)

Prairie Palooza: The Texas State Parks system celebrates its centenary this year, so join in on the party at Palo Duro Canyon State Park with free park admission, vendors, booths, a chuckwagon lunch, a special performance of “Texas” and more. (1 p.m.; free, lunch $25; 806-488-2227)

Bizarre Bazaar: Shop to your spooky heart’s content at this seasonal market at Caliche Co. (2 to 6 p.m.; 2311 S.W. Seventh Ave.; 806-398-1008)

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”: This musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl book and the original Willy Wonka film hopes to satisfy your sweet tooth at Amarillo Little Theatre. (2:30 and 8 p.m.; continues through Sept. 24; 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“Cities that Sing: Venice”: Opera superstar Renée Fleming travels to Italy to celebrate the canal city’s artistry. (3 p.m.; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Rien Nash: Bar Z Winery’s outdoor music season continues with tunes from this Amarillo singer. (5 p.m.; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Big G & The Tradewinds: The Amarillo band offers tasty dinner tunes at Savór. (7 p.m.; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Kandra Scott and Moon Jelly: The Amarillo band offers an eclectic night of music at Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m.; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Songwriters Night: Amarillo tunesmiths Heath Seagar, Keitha Jones, Derek Porterfield and Clark Griffin swap songs under the stars at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (7 p.m.; 100 Brentwood Road; $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies close out their home season by trying to run down the Frisco RoughRiders. (6:35 p.m.; continues through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra officially opens its 100th anniversary season with a pair of masterpieces by George Gershwin: “Rodeo” and “Rhapsody in Blue,” featuring pianist Michelle Cann. (7:30 p.m.; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $61; 806-378-3096)

Blaze of Glory: This touring Bon Jovi tribute band will be livin’ on a prayer at Shark Beach Burgers. (7:30 p.m.; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

’90s Party: Doc Martens, flannel and maybe a sweater vest or two are called for at this party with DJ Frenzy at Lit Arcade Bar. (8 p.m.; 701 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-350-6994)

Bardown: The rock trio pours out some tunes at High Fidelity Records. (8 p.m.; 2818 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 252-220-4729)

Tanner Usrey: The rising Texas star hits town for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m.; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $20 to $150; 806-342-0515)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rockers take the stage on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m.; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ri Wolf & The Prairie Hawks: The Amarillo country band takes the stage at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m.; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Gunner Fore & The Interstate: The Lubbock country band heads up I-27 for a show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m.; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Sunday

Amarillo Tri-State Fair: The expo’s 100th year continues with “Fiesta Domingo” day featuring food, midway fun and spirited music from Mariachi del Sol America. (8 a.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 23; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; ticket prices vary; 806-376-7767)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies close out their home season by trying to run down the Frisco RoughRiders. (1:05 p.m.; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”: This musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl book and the original Willy Wonka film hopes to satisfy your sweet tooth at Amarillo Little Theatre. (2:30 p.m.; continues through Sept. 24; 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“Rainman”: Hit the road with the iconic brothers Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in 35th-anniversary screenings of this Oscar-winning drama. (3 and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Sept. 20; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

On Hiatus: The touring rockers join forces with Amarillo bands Native Crowds and Dude-Man at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (8 p.m.; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

Monday

Amarillo Tri-State Fair: The expo’s 100th year continues with Senior Day, plus food, midway fun and music from Amarillo country act The Buster Bledsoe Band. (9 a.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 23; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; ticket prices vary; 806-376-7767)

Sept. 19

Amarillo Tri-State Fair: The expo’s 100th year continues with “Ride ’Em Cowboy Night,” plus food, midway fun and music from Amarillo rock band The Solano Project. (9 a.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 23; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; ticket prices vary; 806-376-7767)

Ongoing

Amarillo Museum of Art: Check out the latest at the Amarillo mainstay. (2200 S. Van Buren St.; 806-371-5050)

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: Enjoy the annual “America’s Horse in Art,” on view through Oct. 14. (2601 E. Interstate 40; 806-376-5181)

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. (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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