Drinking/dining events

National Margarita Day: Whether frozen or on the rocks, hoist your drink high with specials at Abuelo’sChuy’s and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. (hours and locations vary)

Wine Dinner: Enjoy a five-course, chef-curated meal paired with Cooper Cane wines at Cask & Cork. (6:30 p.m. Feb. 22; 5461 McKenna Square, Suite 101; reservations $189; 806-410-1113)

Lenten Fish Fry: Enjoy the catch of the day via dine-in or takeout at St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral. (5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23; 1200 S. Washington St.; $18 adults, $15 seniors and children; 806-376-7204)

Best of the Barrel: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum celebrates its bison-themed exhibition “The Fall and Rise of an American Icon” with spirits and tasty treats. (6 p.m. Feb. 23; $50 members, $75 nonmembers; 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; 806-651-2244)

Prohibition Cocktail Tasting: Learn the origins of many of your favorite drinks at this special event at Six Car Pub & Brewery. (4 p.m. Feb. 24; no cover; 625 S. Polk St.; 806-576-3396)

Canyon Lions Club Rib Dinner: Enjoy falling-off-the-bone barbecue at this fundraiser for the club’s philanthropic activities. (6 p.m. Feb. 24; tickets $15; 22000 Farm-to-Market Road 2590; 806-671-5121)

Mardi Gras Gala: Get your Cajun on for this fundraiser for Ascension Academy in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza. (6 p.m. Feb. 24; tickets $100 each or $175 for couplessponsorships available; 806-342-0515)

Danny Hand Benefit: The Western Cowpunchers Association hosts this benefit dinner and dance, featuring Western swing star Jody Nix. (8 p.m. Feb. 24; 10401 N. U.S. Highway 287; tickets $25; 806-626-6303)

Dinner in the Dark: Rely on senses beyond sight for this special night at Savór. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 27; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; reservations suggested; 806-310-2600)

Restaurant Roundup: The longstanding food-and-wine tasting fundraiser for Panhandle Restaurant Group will feature dozens of popular restaurants offering their tastiest bites. (5 p.m. Feb. 29; Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $40; 512-457-4100)

Savor the Goods: Taste of India: Panhandle PBS teams with Chef Daniel Bhaskaran Raju of Madras Kitchen for a dinner with international flair on the rooftop of and inside the new Amarillo Area Foundation. (5:30 p.m. Feb. 29; 801 S. Fillmore St.; tickets $75; 806-371-5222)

Beerology: Science on Tap: The Don Harrington Discovery Center’s popular adults-only event pairs favorite ales with delicious bites and a bit of beer science. (7 p.m. March 1; 1200 Streit Drive; tickets $45 members, $50 nonmembers, $80 VIP; 806-355-9547)

Daughters of Nile Spaghetti Dinner & Lip Sync Fundraiser: The Khiva Shrine auxiliary club hosts this annual bash, raising funds for its efforts. (6:30 p.m. March 2; tickets $20; 305 S.E. Fifth Ave.; 806-373-2845)

St. Francis Catholic Church German Sausage Dinner: The tasty tradition celebrates its 66th anniversary with pounds upon pounds of sausage, plus a country store and raffle. (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 3; 5005 Klinke Road; adults $14, takeout $14, children $6; 806-335-1872)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 29 and March 7; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Feb. 22; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Jen Williams: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Feb. 22; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Bryan Robertson: The Amarillo country singer hustles up a good time at West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. Feb. 22; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Song Swap: Enjoy a variety of tunes from Chad Miller and Shane Rogers at the Western Horseman. (8 p.m. Feb. 22; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo musician kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Feb. 22; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer sings for her (and your!) dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Feb. 23; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo favorite slings songs every Friday at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant. (7 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 1; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Rick Todd: The Amarillo folk singer pours out tunes at Old Tascosa Taproom and Brewery. (7 p.m. Feb. 23; 3100 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-681-4050)

Tanner Lane: The Amarillo singer headlines a night at the West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. Feb. 23; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo songstress vibes on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Feb. 23; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Brad Sanders: The Stray Sons singer tosses tunes at Buffalo Wild Wings. (9 p.m. Feb. 23; 9511 E. Interstate 40; 806-335-2204)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer brings the twang to the Western Horseman. (9:30 p.m. Feb. 23; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer offers a brunch show at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Feb. 24; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer brings tasty tunes to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Feb. 24; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Kandra Scott and Moon Jelly Music: The eclectic musical act returns to Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m. Feb. 24; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Shelton Rohling: The regional country singer brings the noise to Canyon’s new West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. Feb. 24; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Insufficient Funds: The Amarillo party band takes the stage on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Feb. 24; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ri Wolf & The Prairie Hawks: The Amarillo country band takes the stage at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Feb. 24; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

The Buster Bledsoe Band: The Amarillo country band returns to the stage at the Western Horseman. (10 p.m. Feb. 24; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo guitarist plays the Sunday blues at Smokey Joe’s. (3 p.m. Feb. 25; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer fights the Monday blahs weekly at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Feb. 26; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Nelson McKinney: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Feb. 27; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

New Generation Band: The young Amarillo rockers go acoustic at Buffalo Wild Wings. (8 p.m. Feb. 27; 5416 S. Coulter St.; 806-359-4386)

Andy Chase: One of Amarillo’s favorite singer-songwriters offers tunes every Wednesday at Public House. (6 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 6; 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. Feb. 28 and March 6; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Luis Torres: The Amarillo musician serves up tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Feb. 28; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer offers favorites at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Feb. 29; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Rein Ambers: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Feb. 29; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Live music: Look for some fun tunes to kick off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Feb. 29; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo musician offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. March 1; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Willie Chuck: The Amarillo singer takes the stage at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. March 1; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer cooks up some tunes for a two-night stand at Tokyo Steakhouse. (7:20 p.m. March 1; continues March 2; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo country singer goes acoustic at Buffalo Wild Wings. (8 p.m. March 1; 5416 S. Coulter St.; 806-359-4386)

Luis Torres: The Amarillo musician tosses tunes at Buffalo Wild Wings. (8 p.m. March 1; 9511 E. Interstate 40; 806-335-2204)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: Prepare for a good time with the Amarillo oldies band on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. March 1; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo musician offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. March 2; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo country singer brings the twang to Old Tascosa Taproom and Brewery. (7 p.m. March 2; 3100 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-681-4050)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer cooks up some tunes for a two-night stand at Tokyo Steakhouse. (7:20 p.m. March 2; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

Moondog: The Amarillo rock band howls on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. March 2; 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. March 4; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. March 5; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Taylor Patterson: The Ghosts of Gray County singer tosses tunes at Buffalo Wild Wings. (8 p.m. March 5; 9511 E. Interstate 40; 806-335-2204)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. March 7; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Jack Cryver: The Amarillo country-rock singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. March 7; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

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.