“Clerks III”: Director Kevin Smith and his ragtag cast return to the convenience store in this sequel to his indie classic. (7 p.m. Tuesday through Sept. 22; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Son of Town Hall: The touring folk duo returns to Amarillo for a show at Chalice Abbey. (7 p.m. Tuesday; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; $15 donation; 806-678-7444) 

Small Town SINdrome: Give in to temptation with this alt-rock band at Leftwoods. (9 p.m. Tuesday; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Chad Miller: The Amarillo country-rocker goes underground for a show at The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Wednesday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

“Pitch Perfect”: Tune up for 10th-anniversary screenings of this musical hit. (7 p.m. Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

“The Woman King”: Viola Davis heads the cast in this historical epic from director Gina Prince-Bythewood. Also opening: comedy “Confess, Fletch,” thriller “God’s Country,” horror prequel “Pearl,” faith-based sports drama “Running the Bases,” comedic mystery “See How They Run,” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

The Aroma of Color”: Explore the phenomenon of synesthesia with this new art exhibition at Greyhound Gallery. (5 p.m. Thursday; 814 S. Taylor St.; 806-318-4119)

“Quinceañera and the Power of Community Memory”: Scholar Rachel González-Martin offers insight into Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum’s ongoing “Quinceañera Traditions” exhibition in this presentation of West Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Lecture Series. (6 p.m. Thursday; 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; free; 806-651-2244)

Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo country-rockers head back outdoors for a show on The Barfield’s rooftop bar. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Signature Chefs: The annual March of Dimes fundraising dinner returns with a “Feeding Motherhood” theme. (6:30 p.m. Thursday; The Cove at Verdure, 5701 Town Square Blvd.; tickets $75, sponsorships $2,500 to $10,000; 806-206-0320)

“Guys and Dolls”: Amarillo Little Theatre opens its Mainstage season with this classical musical about mobsters and the molls who love them. (Sept. 8 through 25; Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

The Toadies: The iconic ’90s alt-rock band will perform their breakthrough album “Rubberneck” in its entirety at a show also featuring Drakulas at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Thursday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $20; 806-556-4456)

Supernaut: The touring California rock band will blast off at Leftwoods. (10 p.m. Thursday; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-367-9840)

Jimmy Dean Music & Arts Festival: Celebrate the legendary sausage king of Plainview at this two-day fest, featuring ’90s country star Billy Dean on Friday, an arts and crafts festival all day Saturday, and a concert by Ben and Noel Haggard on Saturday. (various locations in Plainview; admission prices vary; 806-291-3660)

Tri-State Fair and Rodeo: The beloved Panhandle tradition returns in full force this year with nine days of fairway fun, fried food, rompin’ rodeos and magnificent music on the Tri-State Fairgrounds. Headliners include Wade Bowen on Friday and The Frontmen (featuring lead singers from Little Texas, Restless Heart and Lonestar) on Saturday, with additional music from Los Pericos del Arroyo on Sunday, The Solano Project on Tuesday, and more. Don’t miss the parade in downtown Amarillo on Saturday. (Friday through Sept. 24; 3301 SE 10th Ave.; ticket prices vary; 806-376-7767) 

Amarillo Symphony: New conductor George Jackson kicks off his inaugural season with “Mozart and Shostakovich.” (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $21 to $71; 806-376-8782)

Stoney Larue: The Red Dirt singer returns to Amarillo for a show at Ocho Segundos nightclub. (8 p.m. Friday; 5331 E. Amarillo Blvd.; cover $25; 806-335-9990)

Pathos & Logos: The Colorado duo teams with Mausoleum and Amarillo band Corrosive Wrath for a “Zombie Apocalypse” show at Zombiez Bar & Grill. (9 p.m. Friday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

Cameron James Smith & The Band Monarch: The young Amarillo rockers drag it up for a concert at Amarillo Dragway. (9 p.m. Friday; tickets $20; 12995 Burlington Road; 806-337-0630)

Christian Shields and Two Far Gone: Enjoy a night of driving rock music at Skooterz. (9 p.m. Friday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

The Huser Brother Band: The Central Texas-based country band rolls into town for a show at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover $12)

Jacob Stelly: The hirsute Texas country singer straps in for a show at Golden Light Cantina. (10 p.m. Friday; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Hispanic Heritage Month: Enjoy free admission at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum to kick off the awareness month. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; 806-651-2244)

Wildlife Weekend: Head to Wildcat Nature Center for a day of educational activities. (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 2301 N. Soncy Road; admission $4 adults, $3 children, free for members; 806-352-6007)

Fall Open House and Makers Market: Pete’s Greenhouse hosts their season showcase, featuring an array of local artists, food trucks and more. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 7300 Canyon Drive; 806-352-1664)

West End of 6th Fall Festival: San Jacinto-area boutiques join forces for this shopping festival, featuring music, food trucks, pop-up vendors and more. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Sixth Avenue; 806-236-1799)

Wings of Hope: This outdoor festival benefiting The Hope & Healing Place will feature crafts, a chalk walk and more, culminating in a butterfly release. (10 a.m. to noon Saturday; John Stiff Memorial Park, 45th Avenue and Bell Street; free, $25 for butterfly; 806-371-8998)

The Smoky Janes: The touring duo offers tunes to go with your wine (plus food truck delicacies) at this outdoor concert at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Saturday; 19290 FM 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Dana Cooper: The Concerts in the Canyon series continues with this show from the folk singer-songwriter at Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast. (7 p.m. Saturday; 100 Brentwood Road; cover $12 in advance, $15 at gate; 806-336-1459)

Love, Laughter and Friends Fest: Hip-hop stars Pleasure P, Frankie J, Twista, Bobby V and Yung Joc hit town for a blowout at Azteca Music Hall. (8 p.m. Saturday; tickets $65; 500 N. FM 1912; 806-779-6360)

Touching Voodoo: Enjoy races and music from the Amarillo blues-rockers at Amarillo Dragway. (9 p.m. Saturday; tickets $25; 12995 Burlington Road; 806-337-0630)

Plan B: The Amarillo-based ’80s cover band brings the party to Skooterz. (9 p.m. Saturday; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Parker Ryan: The Texas country singer joins up with The Band Laredo for a show at Golden Light Cantina. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Eli Lev: The globally-influenced singer-songwriter promises a night of thoughtful music at Leftwoods. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

“Jeepers Creepers Reborn”: The uber-creepy horror franchise returns with this new sequel, screening for three days only. (7 p.m. Monday through Sept. 21; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

“‘Bros’ Presents”: To amp the hype for upcoming gay rom-com “Bros,” check out one-night-only screenings of romantic comedies “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” on Monday, “Trainwreck” on Tuesday and “Knocked Up” on Wednesday. (7 p.m. nightly; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)


  • 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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