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

Bigger Better Beer Bonanza: Six Car Pub & Brewery welcomes new brewer Ryan Wibby with a party featuring plenty of buzz-worthy ales, plus music from Velvet Funk. (5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

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)

Ayden Hayes: Head underground for country tunes in The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Ri Wolf & The Prairie Hawks: The Amarillo country band flies in for a midweek show at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

“‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Live in Concert”: The hit animated flick comes to the stage in this show combining hip-hop and Broadway. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $29 to $75; 806-378-3096)

“They Live”: The campy, Rowdy Roddy Piper-starring action flick gets special 35th-anniversary screenings. (7:20 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

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)

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3”: Remember when the original was, like, the biggest movie ever? Weird. Also opening this week: Hindi action film “Jawan” and horror sequel “The Nun II.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Luis Torres: The musician offers tunes at High Fidelity Records Art & Wine Night. (6 p.m. Thursday; 2818 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 252-220-4729)

First Thursday Art + Music: Enjoy art from Jobie Jane and music from Minda Lacy at The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (7 p.m. Thursday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover, donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

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

“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 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

Scrambled Eggs: The Amarillo rockers mix it up at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Thursday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Discover for a Dollar: Check out what’s new at Don Harrington Discovery Center and enjoy discounted admission. (5:30 p.m. Friday; 1200 Streit Drive; admission $1; 806-355-9547)

Christopher Erin: The Texas country singer hits the roof for a show on The Barfield’s rooftop bar. (7 p.m. Friday; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band howls at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Friday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Friends of Fogelberg: The annual concert and fundraiser for prostate cancer causes offers a night of Dan Fogelberg favorites and more from a slew of Amarillo musicians. (7:30 p.m. Friday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $20.50; 806-378-3096)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band tunes up for a fun night at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Gary P. Nunn: The cosmic cowboy giant comes to earth for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15 to $150; 806-342-0515)

The Tejas Brothers: The Texas country favorites get loud at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

The Wilder Blue: The on-the-rise Texas band makes its Golden Light Cantina debut. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Drew Moreland & The Neon Hustle: The Texas country band takes a shot at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (10 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Day with the Butterflies: Amarillo Botanical Gardens celebrates the migration of the monarchs with an expanded celebration featuring food trucks, art and, of course, butterfly releases. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $15 with butterfly, $10 general; 806-352-6513)

Patriot Day Celebration: Commemorate the 9/11 anniversary with a fundraiser for BOOM Adventures featuring Bart Crow, Micky & The Motorcars and Seth Ward & The Silence. (4 p.m. Saturday; Piehl Barn, 1000 Farm-to-Market 2381; tickets $30 in advance, $40 at the gate; 806-223-5376)

The A-Town Rockers: The Amarillo party band brings some heat to Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Michael Martin Murphey: The great cowboy singer offers an intimate show at Buffalo Grass Music Hall in Panhandle. (7 p.m. Saturday; 123 Main St. in Panhandle; tickets $50 to $60; 806-236-2933)

Chamber Music Amarillo: The ensemble opens its season with a “Passionate Music” concert featuring Amarillo Symphony concertmaster Espen Lilleslåtten, cellist Sally Guenther, pianist Elena Lacheva and Harrington String Quartet violist Vesselin Todorov. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Sharpened Iron Studios, 1314 S. Polk St.; tickets $40; 806-376-8782)

Paige Lewis: The touring singer-songwriter pours out some tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Saturday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Roger Creager: The Texas country great returns for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. Local favorites Chad Miller & The Good Fortune opens. (8 p.m. Saturday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15 to $150; 806-342-0515)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo band brings the party to Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Mike Chism & Hollow Point: The Amarillo country band loads up for a show at Broken Spoke Lounge. (9 p.m. Saturday; 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-373-9149)

Grant Gilbert: The young Texas country singer rocks back into the Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Ghosts of Gray County: The regional rock band haunts Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Hangman: The Amarillo rock band hopes to kill it at Whiskey River. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; cover $7; 806-367-6163)

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rock band celebrates its lead singer’s 21st birthday at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover $5; 806-679-0122)

Southern Weather: The North Texas rock band hits town for a show at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (9 p.m. Saturday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

Mister Riot: The Arizona DJ headlines a night of underground tunes at RR Bar. (10 p.m. Saturday; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

“Christine”: The creepy Stephen King adaptation revs up for 40th-anniversary screenings. (4 and 7:20 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 13; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Rom-Com Trivia: Brush up on your “When Harry Met Sally,” “Sleepless in Seattle, “You’ve Got Mail” and other films not necessarily starring Meg Ryan in this night of friendly competition at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Monday; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Ongoing

Amarillo Community Market: Enjoy a day of shopping, food and live music around the Historic Bivins Home as this summertime tradition concludes for the year. (8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday; 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-372-6744)

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)

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)

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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