“Jeepers Creepers Reborn”: The uber-creepy horror franchise returns with this new sequel, screening only for two more days. (7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“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. 25; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

“‘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)

Tri-State Fair and Rodeo: The beloved Panhandle tradition returns in full force this year with nine days of fairway fun, fried food and rompin’ rodeos on the Tri-State Fairgrounds. Live music acts include The Solano Project on Tuesday, The Buster Bledsoe Band on Wednesday, Travis Roberts & The Willing Few on Thursday, Cameron James Smith & The Band Monarch on Friday and Seth Ward & The Silence on Saturday. (Friday through Sept. 24; 3301 SE 10th Ave.; ticket prices vary; 806-376-7767) 

“Don’t Worry Darling”: The behind-the-scenes drama about this psychological thriller may wind up totally overshadowing the film itself, but I’m always rooting for star Florence Pugh to come out on top. Also in theaters: a re-release of “Avatar.” (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

“Los Llaneros: Forgotten Histories of the Llano”: Scholar Joel Zapata, a Sunray native, tells stories of some of the earliest settlers of this area in this event for West Texas A&M University’s Center for the Study of the American West. (3 p.m. Thursday; Thunder Room in WT’s Jack B. Kelley Student Center; 806-651-5238)

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

Keep It a Benjammin Tour: Strap in for a night of hip-hop at Zombiez Bar & Grill with Kyle Benjammin, Sick MF Jay, Saber Tooth, Magnitude, Ely and D.O.G. (8 p.m. Thursday; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $10; 806-331-7305)

“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)

Tommy Vext: The metal singer, formerly the frontman of Bad Wolves, rocks into town for a solo show at Hoots Pub. (9 p.m. Thursday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Claudia Nygaard: The touring folk singer returns for a Living Room Concert for High Plains Public Radio. (7 p.m. Friday; Amarillo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4901 Cornell St.; $15 suggested donation; 806-367-9088)

Dear Marsha: Chill with the dames at an acoustic show at Six Car Pub & Brewery featuring the lead duo of this Colorado-based rock band. (7 p.m. Friday; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

The Beach Boys: The iconic ’60s band returns with special guest John Stamos for a surfin’ safari in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (7:30 p.m. Friday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $53 to $73; 806-378-3096)

Bart Crow: The Texas country great returns for a show at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $10 to $125; 806-556-4456)

Cedars: This Central Texas electronic rock band brings an intimate show to The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 SW Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Josh Meloy: The Oklahoma country singer joins forces with Amarillo’s Mila Rae for a show at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Katy Guillen & The Drive: The Kansas City, Missouri-based indie soul rock band puts it in gear for their debut show at Golden Light Cantina. (10 p.m. Friday; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Stamp Out Stigma: The Texas Panhandle Suicide Prevention Coalition hosts this festival, featuring a competitive 5K, a one-mile fun awareness walk, food trucks, vendors and more at Thompson Park. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; 2401 Dumas Drive; registration fees for run/walk)

2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s: It’s a weekend full of awareness walks, including this one that lets you walk the bases at Hodgetown. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; 715 S. Buchanan St.; registration fee; 806-414-4402)

Texas Panhandle Buddy Walk: Raise awareness and food, games, prizes and more at this event from Panhandle Down Syndrome Guild. (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street; registration fee; 806-670-1568)

Hispanic Heritage Celebration: Forgotten Frontera: Learn about some of the earliest settlers of the region and enjoy lunch at several local food trucks at this joint celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Hosts are Caprock High School, West Texas A&M University’s Center for the Study of the American West, El Barrio and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Caprock High School, 3001 SE 34th Ave.; 806-326-2200)

Danny & Dr. T: The Amarillo 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)

Best of Texas: The Junior League of Amarillo’s signature fundraiser features dinner and music from the likes of Roger Creager, Easton Corbin, Pat Green and Lindsey Lane at Starlight Ranch Event Center. (8 p.m. Friday; 1415 Sunrise Drive; tickets $35 to $125, sponsorships available; 806-374-0802)

Dust Till Dawn: Get a head start on the spooky season with this all-night marathon of horror films at Tascosa Drive-In. Tents allowed; machetes and chainsaws are not. (6 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday; 1999 Dumas Drive; $25 per car; 806-383-3882)

Fiesta Under the Stars: Various ensembles from the Amarillo College Music Department will perform at this outdoor event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. (6 p.m. Saturday; south of Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus; 806-371-5340)

Great Epilepsy Steak Out: Dive into a steak dinner, music, silent and live auctions, casino games, and dancing at this fundraiser for Epilepsy Foundation. (6 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $60 each, tables available; 832-482-8428)

Public Skate + Watch Party: Lace up your ice skates and enjoy an evening on the ice before watching a live feed of the Amarillo Wranglers game. (6 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Ice Ranch, 301 S. Grant St.; $10 to skate, $5 skate rental; 806-242-4231)

Insufficient Funds: 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)

Bomb City Groove: Get into the groove with this Amarillo party band on the patio at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Saturday; 2903 SW Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Luis R Conriquez and Los Huracanes del Norte: Feel your Tejano oats at this special concert event at Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo Arena. (8 p.m. Saturday; 8829 S. Washington St.; tickets $80; 806-584-0733)

Silly Saturday: Touring comics Israel Goldman, Wayne Morris and Matt Ferrell join Yellow City Comedy’s Nikey Butler, Colin Robinson, Gabe Kaspar, Saul Rodriguez and Kevin Mason at Six Car Pub & Brewery. (7 p.m. Friday; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

Dear Marsha: The Amarillo-born band returns from Denver for a rocking night at Golden Light Cantina. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2908 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Strange Whiskey Band: The Amarillo country-rock band takes the stage for a show at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Saturday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Crimson Riot: Get ready to rage when these rockers hit town for a show at Leftwoods. (9 p.m. Sept. 27; 2511 SW Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-367-9840)


  • 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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