Flying Legends of Victory Tour: The B-25 Bomber “Maid in the Shade” will soar into Amarillo for on-board tours and even flights at the Texas Air & Space Museum. (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday; 10001 American Drive; $10 each or $20 for four for tour, $325-$590 for flights; 806-335-9159)

“Forever Golden! A Celebration of the Golden Girls”: Enjoy classic episodes of the beloved sitcom on the big screen in this special Fathom Events presentation. (7 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 21; Cinemark Hollywood 16 and Regal UA Amarillo Star 14)

Amarillo Sod Poodles: The Soddies close out their season with another homestand against the Frisco Roughriders. (Tuesday through Sunday; Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.; ticket prices vary; 806-803-9547)

“Cry Macho”: No really, that’s the actual name of Clint Eastwood’s latest film about a washed-up rodeo star and his unexpected enlightenment during a road trip. Also opening this weekend: action flick “Copshop.” (Opens Thursday)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo country-rock band The Tweeks will close out this year’s concert series at Amarillo Botanical Gardens. Don’t miss the dance lessons beginning at 6 p.m. (7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Streit Drive; $10; 806-352-6513)

“The Sound of Music”: The beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, as delightful as the tea you drink with jam and bread, opens Amarillo Little Theatre’s Mainstage season. (Thursdays through Sundays through Oct. 3; 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary; 806-355-9991)

The Barlow: The Colorado-based country-rockers return for a show at Leftwoods with local boys Travis Roberts & The Willing Few. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)

Mason Lively: The Texas country singer returns to town for a rocking night at Hoot’s Pub. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover

Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: After its first year off in decades, the beloved area tradition returns to the Tri-State Fairgrounds. In addition to the midway, exhibitions and food, check out Amarillo country singer Lindsay Lane on Friday and Texas country legend Gary P. Nunn on Saturday on the Bud Light Stage. The annual parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday along Polk Street. (Friday through Sept. 25; 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; admission prices vary; 806-376-7767)

Tennessee Tuckness & Friends: The Amarillo songstress and her buddies headline an outdoor concert at Starlight Canyon Bed and Breakfast. (7 p.m. Friday; 100 Brentwood Road; tickets $12 and $15; 806-622-2382)

Amarillo Symphony: Maestro Jacomo Bairos begins his farewell tour with the first of three concerts, this one featuring Dmitri Shostakovich’s epic Tenth Symphony and pianist Awadagin Pratt performing Florence B. Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement. (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)

Lonestar: The ‘90s country stars return to town for a show sure to amaze their fans at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $15 to $65; 806-556-4456) 

National Clean-Up Day: It’s not strictly entertainment, but doing good deeds always feels good, right? Meet at your closest elementary school and help make a difference in your neighborhood. (9 a.m. to noon Saturday; locations vary; 806-678-4615)


  • 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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