Drinking/dining events

4-20 Munchies Menu: Enjoy a special menu and high times (figuratively) at this special event at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (noon to 9 p.m. April 20; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Savor the Goods: Small Plates Soirée: Panhandle PBS’s fundraising dinner series returns with a night of Latin food from Cocina on the Go and Taqueria MTZ. (6 p.m. April 20; Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive; tickets $75; 806-371-5479)

Night on the Strip: Enjoy tasty dishes in this Bacon Bash fundraiser for Type 1 diabetes. The party also features The Roman Carbajal Band, casino games and more at The Barfield. (7 p.m. April 21; 600 S. Polk St.; tickets $135; 806-414-2200)

All-American Pancake Festival: The Amarillo Downtown Lions Club’s annual breakfast fundraiser returns, now at AmTech Career Academy. (7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22; 3601 Plains Blvd.; tickets $7 advance, $10 at the door; 806-373-0648)

Park Row 5 Pale Ale Release Party: The clean, crisp ale returns to Pondaseta Brewing Co., and proceeds from this event will be donated to 24 Hours in the Canyon. (5 to 10 p.m.April 27; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. April 20 and 27 and May 4; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

Jonathan Guidi and Jason Hodges: The Amarillo blues-rockers provide tunes weekly on Thursdays at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. April 20 and 27 and May 4; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo favorite slings songs every Friday at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant. (7 p.m. April 21 and 28; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

The Michael D. Coon Band: The Amarillo rocker brings the party to Charlee’s Chicken. (7 p.m. April 21; 614 S. Polk St.; 806-376-4700)

Tom Buechi: The one-man band offers dinner music at Metropolitan–A Speakeasy. (7:30 p.m. April 7; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; 806-242-0117)

John Tice: The Amarillo singer brings a night of fun to Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Friday; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Travis Bishop: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes at the Sad Monkey Mercantile on the rim of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. (2 p.m. April 22; 9800 Texas Highway 217; 806-488-2658)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band fries up some fun at Charlee’s Chicken. (7 p.m. April 22; 614 S. Polk St.; 806-376-4700)

Rak-45: The Amarillo rock band loads up for a show at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. April 22; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo rock guitarist offers tunes every Sunday at Smokey Joe’s. (3 p.m. April 23 and 30; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Andy Chase: The beloved Amarillo troubadour brings tunes every Tuesday to 575 Pizzeria. (6:30 p.m. April 25 and May 2; 2803 Civic Circle; 806-322-5575)

Andy Chase: One of Amarillo’s favorite singer-songwriters offers tunes every Wednesday at Public House. (6 p.m. April 26 and May 3; 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A; 806-398-7777)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band offers midweek fun every Wednesday at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. April 26 and May 3; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your tacos every Wednesday at Fuzzy’s. (7 p.m. April 26 and May 3; 7408 S.W. 34th Ave.; 806-352-8226)

Party on the Patio: Savór kicks off its outdoor music season with Amarillo rockers Velvet Funk. (7 p.m. April 27; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Smokeyfest: It’s a day full of music on Smokey Joe’s patio in this sixth-annual event, featuring Ace Rodriguez, Mike Chism & Hollow Point, Jack Cryver & Bad Decisions and Bomb City Groove. (noon to 11 p.m. April 29; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Gabe Marinez: The Amarillo rocker battles the Monday blues every other week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. May 1; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer takes the stage at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (formerly La Bella on Olsen). (7 p.m. May 2; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer heads underground for a show in The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. May 3; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Miscellaneous entertainment

Salsa & Sangria: Get tipsy and take dancing lessons at this weekly event at Savór. (8:30 p.m. April 19 and 26; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Earth Day Celebration: The Chalice Abbey hosts food trucks, pop-up vendors and more in this party for Mother Earth. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22; 2717 Stanley St., Suite A; 806-576-2480) 

Bar Z Wine Run: Let me put it this way: The possibility of wine waiting for me at the finish line is likely the only way I’d ever take part in a 5K. If you’re more of a runner, lace up your shoes and take part in this scenic race. (8 a.m. April 30; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; entry fees vary; 806-488-2214)

Author

  • 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.