Tuesday

Amarillo Tri-State Fair: The expo’s 100th year continues with food, midway fun and music from local favorites The Solano Project. (8 a.m. to midnight Tuesday; continues through Saturday; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; ticket prices vary; 806-376-7767)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies start their playoff bid by praying for a victory over the San Antonio Missions. (7:05 p.m. Tuesday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

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

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo songstress offers patio tunes at Hummers Sports Cafe. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2600 Paramount Blvd., Suite B2; 806-353-0723)

Wednesday

Amarillo Tri-State Fair: The expo’s 100th year continues with food, midway fun and music from Amarillo country band Chad Miller & The Good Fortune. (8 a.m. to midnight Wednesday; continues through Saturday; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; ticket prices vary; 806-376-7767)

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

The Jackson Grimm Trio: The touring Americana band performs for Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast’s Troubadour Series. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 100 Brentwood Road; $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

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

Ri Wolf: Enjoy tunes underground at The Barfield’s speakeasy with the Amarillo country singer. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

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

The Stray Sons: The Amarillo rock band goes acoustic for a night at Cactus Bar. (8 p.m. Wednesday; 4831 S. Western St.; 806-356-6369) 

Thursday

“Expend4bles”: This action sequel may—just may—win the award for the stupidest title ever. Also opening this week: horror flick “It Lives Inside.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Amarillo Tri-State Fair: The expo’s 100th year continues with food, midway fun, PRCA rodeo action and music from country singer Tanner Lane. (8 a.m. to midnight Thursday; continues through Saturday; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; ticket prices vary; 806-376-7767)

Chawn and Sarah: The Amarillo duo kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Una Gran Cena: Wesley Community Center’s annual fundraiser dinner features guest speaker Judge Titiana Frausto and a celebration of the center’s 72nd anniversary. (6 p.m. Thursday; tickets $100 for two, sponsorships available; Wesley Community Center gymnasium, 1615 S. Roberts St.; 806-372-7960)

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

“Shaky Shivers”: A young woman is convinced she’s about to turn into a werewolf in this indie horror comedy that gets a one-night screening. (7:15 p.m. Thursday; 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. Thursday; continues all weekend; 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

The Mavericks: The rollicking country band brings its latest tour through Amarillo for a show with opener Joshua Ray Walker in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (8 p.m. Thursday; 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $45 to $75; 806-378-3096)

Friday

Amarillo Tri-State Fair: The expo’s 100th year continues with food, midway fun, PRCA rodeo action and music from Travis Roberts & The Willing Few. (8 a.m. to midnight Friday; continues through Saturday; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; ticket prices vary; 806-376-7767)

40th Birthday Chair Affair & Open House: The Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo celebrates its 40th anniversary with a three-day event. On Friday, enjoy a food-truck lunch and browse the Chair Affair auction featuring 24 children’s chairs painted by local artists. (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday; 1501 Streit Drive; 806-358-8177)

HOODOO Pop-Up Night Market at Stoex Design Gallery Pop-Up Night Market by Stoex Design will take place at HOODOO artists Ariel Parrow and Sean Hamilton’s mural site for this year’s festival. The Night Market will host local vendors, artists, and a DJ. The event is free and open to the public. (6 p.m. Friday; 816 S. Van Buren) 

Amarillo Jazz Society: The 17-piece big band loads into Six Car Brewery for a riotous night of jazz. (7 p.m. Friday; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

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

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rock band offers an acoustic night at Mickey’s Place. (7 p.m. Friday; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer offers an acoustic show with your burgers and beer at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Friday; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rock band tears up the beach at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Travis Bishop: The Amarillo country singer smokes up a good show at Robinson’s Time Out BBQ. (7 p.m. Friday; 3723 S.W. 58th Ave.; 806-418-7214)

“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. Friday; continues all weekend; 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country diva offers three chords and the truth on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Mark Chesnutt: The ’90s country favorite (“Bubba Shot the Jukebox,” “Too Cold at Home”) returns to town for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $30 to $150; 806-342-0515)

Josh Ward: The Texas country singer returns to town for a show at Ocho Segundos with opener Ryder Grimes. (9 p.m. Friday; cover; 5331 E. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-335-9990)

Rhett Uhland & The Morning Shakes: The Amarillo country band plans to inspire some tremors at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Rio Luna Trio: This touring indie band flows into The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Road to Hell Night II: Amateur wrestling company Bomb City Bar Fights hosts a prelim match at Skooterz ahead of its upcoming Friday the 13th throwdown. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover $10; 806-679-0122)

Sun Valley Station: The New Braunfels-based Americana band makes its debut at The Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Saturday

40th Birthday Chair Affair & Open House: The Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo celebrates its 40th anniversary with a three-day event. On Saturday, enjoy free coffee and donuts and browse the Chair Affair auction featuring 24 children’s chairs painted by local artists. (8 to 11 a.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; 1501 Streit Drive; 806-358-8177)

Amarillo Tri-State Fair: The expo’s 100th year concludes with food, midway fun, PRCA rodeo action and music from Ryder Grimes. (8 a.m. to midnight Saturday; 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)

Lonesome Rider Fall Fest: The new Lonesome Rider Coffee Shop opens inside Yolo’s Restaurant with an outdoor market and live music. (8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; 316 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-626-9813)

“Ocean Bound”: The Don Harrington Discovery Center welcomes a traveling exhibition exploring the science of the world’s great bodies of water. (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; continues through Jan. 7; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $14 adults; $11 seniors, military and students, and $9 children; 806-355-9547)

Fall Open House and Makers Market: Fall into fall with pumpkins and scads of artisans at Pete’s Greenhouse. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 7300 Canyon Drive; 806-352-1664)

Oktoberfest: Sad Monkey Mercantile gets a jump start on the season with a party featuring live music, flight specials, German food and more on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. (noon to 9 p.m. Saturday; 9800 Texas Highway 217; 806-488-2658)

End of Summer Blowout Party: Smokey Joe’s hosts a day-long blast featuring music from Ace Rodriguez, Boss 420, Lindsey Lane and Bomb City Groove. (noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; 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. (2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sept. 24; 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

“Howl’s Moving Castle”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with this classic Miyazaki gem. (various times Saturday through Sept. 27; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Duo Montagnard: This chamber duo brings a night of contemporary music to West Texas A&M University. (5 p.m. Saturday; Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall; free; 806-651-2840)

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

Fiesta Under the Stars: Amarillo College’s Department of Music hosts an evening of tunes and food trucks to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. (6 p.m. Saturday; AC campus on Washington Street; free; 806-371-5340)

LIPS 2023: Opportunity School’s annual fundraiser gets a reboot with Jamestown Revival at the new A.J. Swope Performance Plaza at The Arts at Sunset. (6 p.m. Saturday; 3701 Plains Blvd.; tickets $40; 806-373-4245)

Carin Mari: The touring country singer offers an intimate show at Buffalo Grass Music Hall in Panhandle. (7 p.m. Saturday; 123 Main St. in Panhandle; 806-236-2933)

Dana Hubbard: The touring Americana singer-songwriter returns to town for a show at Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Saturday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-576-2480) 

Red Dirt Rockers: The regional country act turns the sand red at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

The Dover Brothers: The Houston-based rock band rides into town for a show at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Flatland Cavalry: The red-hot Lubbock country band rides back into town for a night at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $35 to $75; 806-342-0515)

Steven Birkenfeld: The country singer grills up a night of entertainment at Canyon Steak Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 410 15th St., Suite 100; 806-452-7269)

“Ain’t Goin’ Down”: Hoots Pub hosts a lineup of Amarillo favorites playing their favorite Garth Brooks tunes, including Seth Ward, Mike Chism, Jordan McClain, Adam Greenwood, Bobby McCauley, Kayla Richardson, Chris Crowley and Ben Braidfoot. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

The Blue Johnnies: The venerable Amarillo rock band takes the stage at Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Jack Cryver & Bad Decisions: The Amarillo country-rock band hopes to inspire some questionable choices at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Welcome to the Underground: Get ready to rave at High Fidelity Records. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2818 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover $5 to $15; 252-220-4729)

Sunday

40th Birthday Chair Affair & Open House: The Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo celebrates its 40th anniversary with a three-day event. On Sunday, enjoy family activities and refreshments and browse the Chair Affair auction featuring 24 children’s chairs painted by local artists; the online auction concludes Sept. 26. (8 to 11 a.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday; 1501 Streit Drive; 806-358-8177)

“Discover through Time”: The Don Harrington Discovery Center’s new permanent exhibit—which features an immersive display of more than 30 animal species and a life-science observation lab, among other treats—opens to the public. (noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $14 adults; $11 seniors, military and students, and $9 children; 806-355-9547)

“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. Sunday; 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

David Phelps: The former member of the Gaither Vocal Band offers a Sunday show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (7 p.m. Sunday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $28 to $250; 806-342-0515)

The Fabba Show: The world-traveling Abba tribute band takes a chance on a show in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. (7:30 p.m. Sunday; 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $30 to $65; 806-378-3096)

Sept. 26

“The Book of Mormon”: Say “hello!” to this ribald yet heartfelt musical comedy romp, part of the Broadway Spotlight Series. (7 p.m. Sept. 26; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $35 to $80; 806-378-3096)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo singer offers evening tunes at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Sept. 26; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

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)

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. (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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