Drinking/dining events

Vegan Night: Pondaseta Brewing Co. will offer an entirely plant-based menu for the day. (noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 23; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Superhero Bash: Heroes assemble for this family event at the Warford Activity Center. (6 p.m. Feb. 24; 1330 N.W. 18th Ave.; tickets $20; 806-378-3036)

Beerology: Science on Tap: Don Harrington Discovery Center brews up a revival of this perennially popular grownup science party, featuring beer-themed food, drink and experiments. (7 p.m. Feb. 24; 1200 Streit Drive; $45 members, $50 nonmembers; 806-355-9547)

Love Black: Celebrating Our Excellence:This semi-formal party will close out local Black History Month celebrations with drinks, appetizers and DJs. (7 p.m. Feb. 25; In This Moment, 707 S. Polk St.; tickets $25; 806-672-1547)

Restaurant Roundup:The city’s tastiest fundraiser returns, with more than 50 eateries and wineries offering samples of their very best in this event for Panhandle Restaurant Association. (5 p.m. March 2; Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $40; 806-378-3096)

World Traveler:Enjoy globetrotting cuisine from Germany, Mexico, Greece and Korea in this fundraising event for the Eveline Rivers Coat Project. Space is limited. (7 p.m. March 4; Adobe Walls Stoneworks, 7410 Hillside Road; tickets $50; 806-220-8951)

Live Music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2 and 9; 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. Feb. 23 and March 2 and 9; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Chad Miller: The Amarillo country singer takes the stage at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Feb. 23; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo favorite slings songs every Friday at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant. (7 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 3; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Ri Wolf:The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your burgers at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Feb. 24; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rockers bring the party to Charlee’s Chicken. (7 p.m. Feb. 24; 614 S. Polk St.; 806-376-4700)

Lindsay Lane:The Amarillo country singer offers a night of entertainment at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Feb. 24; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Clay Gibson:The young Texas country singer grabs the spotlight at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Feb. 23; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Tennessee Tuckness: The beloved Amarillo songstress fries up a good time at Charlee’s Chicken. (7 p.m. Feb. 25; 614 S. Polk St.; 806-376-4700)

The Solano Project:The Amarillo rockers bring the party to Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Feb. 25; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Sweater Godz:The Amarillo rock band will be joined by Gardens Grove for a tasty night of music and beer at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8:30 p.m. Feb. 25; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Ace Rodriguez:The Amarillo rock guitarist offers tunes every Sunday at Smokey Joe’s. (3 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 5; 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. Feb. 27; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ace Rodriguez and Stacy Saenz:The Amarillo rock duo brings the noise every Tuesday at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 7; 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. Feb. 28 and March 7; 2803 Civic Circle; 806-322-5575)

Jeff Williams:The Amarillo renaissance man offers a solo show at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (formerly La Bella on Olsen). (7 p.m. Feb. 28; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Andy Chase:One of Amarillo’s favorite singer-songwriters offers tunes every Wednesday at Public House. (6 p.m. March 1 and 8; 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. March 1 and 8; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer heads underground for a show in the Paramount Recreation Club, The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. March 8; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Ty Blackburn:The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your tacos every Wednesday at Fuzzy’s. (7 p.m. March 1 and 8; 7408 S.W. 34th Ave.; 806-352-8226)

The Scrambled Eggs:The Amarillo band (otherwise known as Anderson, Flesher & Key minus Flesher) crack open a good time at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. March 3; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild:The oldies band livens up the brunch crowd at The Drunken Oyster. (11 a.m. March 4; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Insufficient Funds:The Amarillo party band brings some uptown funk to Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. March 4; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

James Owens: The talented Amarillo musician tries to make your Mondays bearable every other week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. March 6; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698) 

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  • 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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