Drinking/dining events

Galentine’s Day Cookie Decorating: Meet the girlfriends at Bar Z Winery for this sweet celebration. (6 p.m. Feb. 8; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; tickets $50 each or $90 for two; 806-488-2214)

Cowboy Sweetheart Dinner: Cowgirl singer Jean Prescott headlines this fundraiser for Arts in the Sunset and Amarillo Art Institute, featuring dinner from Cask & Cork. (6 p.m. Feb. 13; 3701 Plains Blvd.; tickets $200 per couple, tables available; 806-354-8802)

The Newlywed Game: Amarillo Rotary West hosts this classic game show-themed fundraiser for AmTech Interact student leadership camps and educational scholarships. (6:30 p.m. Feb. 13; AmTech Career Academy, 3569 Plains Blvd.; tickets $55RotaryAmarilloWest@gmail.com

Mardi Gras Party: Amarillo party band Velvet Funk headlines the festivities at Drunken Oyster, which also offers dinner and drink specials all day. (7 p.m. Feb. 13; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Valentine’s Day Dinner: Nomad Napoletana serves up six courses of slices and more in this special holiday dinner. (5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Feb. 14; 614 S. Polk St.; reservations $85; 806-376-4700)

Valentine’s Day Dinner: Get romantic over five courses at the Drunken Oyster. (5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; reservations $200; 806-418-6668)

Valentine’s Day Dinner: Celebrate the holiday with an elegant four-course dinner at Savór. (5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 14; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; reservations $100 each or $175 couples; 806-310-2600)

Valentine’s Day Dinner: Chefs Rory Schipesi and Alberto Vargas offer five-course dinners in three seatings at the Western Horseman, with music from Rien Nash. (5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 14; 2501 E. Interstate 40; reservations $200; 806-877-1600)

Valentine’s Dinner: Pondaseta Brewing Co. offers a four-course lobster dinner with hand-picked beer or wine. (6 and 8 p.m. Feb. 14; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; sold out, check for waitlist; 806-418-6282)

Valentine’s Day Dessert Bar: Bar Z Winery offers sweets and sangria at this holiday event. (7 p.m. Feb. 14; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; cover $10; 806-488-2214)

National Drink Wine Day: Bar Z Winery dares you to say no. (1 p.m. Feb. 18; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; 806-488-2214)

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)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 15 and 22; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Feb. 8; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Justin Roberts: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Feb. 8; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Bryan Robertson: The Amarillo country singer hustles up a good time at Canyon’s new West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. Feb. 8; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Killer Keyz: Enjoy a night of dueling pianos in this popular event at Metropolitan Steak & Seafood. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 8; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; reservations recommended; 806-242-0117)

Velvet Funk: The Amarillo party band takes the stage at the Western Horseman. (8 p.m. Feb. 8; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

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

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo singer sings for her (and your!) dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Feb. 9; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer brings the spice at Spicy Mike’s Bar-B-Que Haven. (6 p.m. Feb. 9; 6723 S Western St #4145; 806-358-8550)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo favorite slings songs every Friday at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant. (7 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Ghosts of Gray County: The Pampa rock band’s two-man acoustic duo takes the stage at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Feb. 9; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

JuJu’s Jukebox: The Amarillo musician is joined by Sarah Villarreal for a show at Savór. (7 p.m. Feb. 9; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Tanner Lane: The Amarillo singer headlines a night at the new West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. Feb. 9; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Maria Zepeda: This touring Montana singer brings her earthy soul tunes to the Western Horseman. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 9; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Christopher Erin & The Obvious Few: The Amarillo country band heats up Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Feb. 9; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Velvet Funk: The Amarillo party band gets fishy at Marisco’s El Big Boy. (8 p.m. Feb. 9; 2813 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-803-2107)

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

Ri Wolf & The Prairie Wolfs: The Amarillo country band takes the stage at the Western Horseman. (10 p.m. Feb. 9; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer brings tasty tunes to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Feb. 10; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Brass Wire Trio: The Amarillo jazz band takes a shot at Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m. Feb. 10; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Dusty Cook: The regional country singer brings the noise to Canyon’s new West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. Feb. 10; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band serves up tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Feb. 10; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo party band funks it up on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Feb. 10; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

The Joe Trevino Band: The Lubbock country band takes the stage at the Western Horseman. (10 p.m. Feb. 10; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Rick Todd: Enjoy brunch at Drunken Oyster with the Amarillo folk singer. (11 a.m. Feb. 11; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo guitarist plays the Sunday blues at Smokey Joe’s. (3 p.m. Feb. 11; 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. 12; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tia Marie: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Feb. 13; 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. Feb. 14 and 21; 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. 14 and 21; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Dale Smith: The singer grills up a good time for Valentine’s Day at Red River Steakhouse. (6 p.m. Feb. 14; 4332 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-316-5082)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo songstress offers favorites in a Valentine’s show at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Feb. 14; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer offers favorites at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Feb. 15; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Feb. 15; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Gary Wayne Thomason and Nelson McKinney: The Amarillo musicians team up to kick off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Feb. 15; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

James Owens: The Amarillo musician offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Feb. 16; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer brings the spice at Spicy Mike’s Bar-B-Que Haven. (6 p.m. Feb. 16; 6723 S Western St #4145; 806-358-8550)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band offers an acoustic night at Mickey’s Place. (7 p.m. Feb. 16; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

Boss 420: The Amarillo party band rolls up a good time on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Feb. 16; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ghosts of Gray County: The Pampa rock band brings a two-man acoustic show to Buffalo Wild Wings. (8 p.m. Feb. 16; 5416 S. Coulter St.; 806-359-4386)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band plays for the brunch crowd at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Feb. 17; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

James Owens: The Amarillo musician offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Feb. 17; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Bring Me the Gypsee: The eclectic Amarillo band takes the stage on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Feb. 17; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Yellow City Comedy: The local comedy troupe offers a shot at laughs at Bomb City Distillery. (9 p.m. Feb. 17; 306 S. Cleveland St.; cover $10; 806-220-2662)

Gabe Marinez: The Amarillo rocker battles the Monday blues every other week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Feb. 19; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Feb. 20; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer pours out tunes for a midweek show at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Feb. 21; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo country singer brings the twang to Old Tascosa Taproom and Brewery. (7 p.m. Feb. 21; 3100 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-681-4050)

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 Wilson: 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)

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

Miscellaneous entertainment

“Seinfeld” Trivia Night: Will you be the master of your domain at this game night at Pondaseta Brewing Co.? (7 p.m. Feb. 19; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Latin Night Dance Night: Social Dance Amarillo offers lessons in salsa, merengue and more at Savór. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 21; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

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.