Drinking/dining events

Santa Brunch: The Drunken Oyster offers a special midday meal with the jolly ol’ man. (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; reservations $100; 806-418-6668)

Family Night: Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers will offer free kids’ meals with adult combo purchase along with raffles, giveaways, activities and more. (5 p.m. Dec. 6; 5225 S. Coulter St.; 806-803-9460)

Beer Dinner: Pondaseta Brewing Co. provides pairings for five courses at Drunken Oyster; a portion of proceeds benefits The Bridge. (7 p.m. Dec. 7; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; reservations $100; 806-418-6668)

Dinner in the Dark: Rely on senses beyond sight for this special night at Savór. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 13; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; reservations $100; 806-310-2600)

Black Friday Sip & Shop: Bar Z Winery will offer special deals on bottles at an event also featuring a food truck and several vendors. (1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 25; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; 806-488-2214)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 8 and 15; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rock band provides tunes weekly on Thursdays at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. Dec. 1, 8 and 15; 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. Dec. 2 and 9; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Mike Chism & Hollow Point: The Amarillo country band makes its debut at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Dec. 3; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Poinsettia Style Luncheon: Amarillo Botanical Gardens hosts this holiday tradition, featuring fashions from Janey’s and Marcella’s, speaker Freda Powell and music from Patrick Swindell & Esquire Jazz. (11:30 a.m. Dec. 6; 1400 Streit Drive; tickets $45; 806-352-6513)

Andy Chase: The beloved Amarillo troubadour brings tunes every Tuesday to 575 Pizzeria. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13; 2803 Civic Circle; 806-322-5575)

Jeff Williams: The Amarillo singer-songwriter makes a long-awaited return to solo shows with this gig at the newly renamed Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (formerly La Bella’s on Olsen). (7 p.m. Dec. 6; 3801 Olsen Blvd.; 806-352-5050)

Andy Chase: One of Amarillo’s favorite singer-songwriters offers tunes every Wednesday at Public House. (6 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14; 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A; 806-398-7777)

Rhett Uhland: The Texas country singer heads underground for a show in the Paramount Recreation Club, The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Dec. 7; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo singer-songwriter is on tap at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Dec. 14; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Miscellaneous entertainment

Trivia Night: Come prepared to win at this weekly contest at Hooters. (8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13; 8101 W. Interstate 40; 806-353-9199)

Comedy Showcase: Yellow City Comedy hosts this night of yucks and suds at Pondaseta Brewing Co., featuring Clemente Villegas, Selena Martinez, Otis Hicks, Luis Flandes and host Josh Castro. (9 p.m. Dec. 10; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; tickets $15; 806-418-6282)


  • 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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