Drinking/dining events

Enchanted Encanto Ball: Celebrate the beloved Disney musical in this family event at the Warford Activity Center. (6 p.m. Feb. 10; 1330 N.W. 18th Ave.; tickets $20; 806-378-3036)

Valentine’s Special Menu: Mickey’s Place offers special entrees for the day of love. (Feb. 11 to 14; reservations recommended; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

Galentine’s Women’s Networking: Bar Z Winery and Amarillo Business Women team for this ladies’ day at the winery, featuring wine and vendors plus opportunities for makeovers and other cosmetic improvements. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 11; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; tickets $20 to $100; 806-488-2214)

Sweetheart Brunch: Whether your valentine is new or a longtime love, enjoy brunch with them at The Drunken Oyster. (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

You Had Me at Howdy: From 6th Collective hosts a holiday-themed day full of artisans, food, trunk shows and more, plus the opening of Aloha Kitchen’s new location. (Noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 11; 18100 W. Amarillo Blvd.; 806-977-9048)

The Mardi Gras Party: Family Support Service’s ragin’ Cajun party returns, featuring a spicy dinner, casino games and more. (7 p.m. Feb. 11; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $65 to $1,000; 806-342-2500)

Super Bowl Potluck: Bring your favorite dish and enjoy the big game at Smokey Joe’s. (5 p.m. Feb. 12; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Drunken’s Darling Dinner: Go all out with a four-course Valentine’s dinner at The Drunken Oyster. (seatings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Feb. 14; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; reservations $175 per couple; 806-418-6668)

Valentine’s Dinner: If tapas are the way to your sweetie’s heart, check out Savór’s holiday meals. (seatings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Feb. 14; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; reservations suggested; 806-310-2600)

Classical Candlelight Dinner: Verismo Group hosts this classy Valentine’s event at In This Moment, featuring music from pianist Jim Gardner. (6 p.m. Feb. 14; 707 S. Polk St.; tickets $100; 806-683-2126)

Love on the Titanic Valentine’s Mystery Dinner: It may not be an iceberg you have to worry about at this deadly dinner by Amarillo Escape & Mystery. (6 p.m. Feb. 14; Cactus Cove Inn, 2501 E. Interstate 40; tickets $60; 806-905-6089)

That’s Amore Valentine’s Day Dinner: Feel the love at this fundraiser dinner for Amarillo Botanical Gardens, featuring food from Pescaraz and music from Patrick Swindell & Esquire Jazz. (6 p.m. Feb. 14; 1400 Streit Drive; tickets $110 per couple; 806-352-6513)

Valentine’s Day Dinner: Pondaseta Brewing Co.’s four-course meal offers two appetizers, entrees and desserts, perfect for sharing a la “Lady & The Tramp.” (6 p.m. Feb. 14; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; tickets $120 per couple; 806-418-6282)

Imperial Jazz Dinner: Verismo Group hosts this three-course meal at Bar Z Winery, featuring music from The Fwoops. (7 p.m. Feb. 14; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; tickets $100; 806-488-2214)

Fat Tuesday Party: The Drunken Oyster celebrates Mardi Gras with an all-day party, featuring food, music, beads and masks. (Feb. 21; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Dinner in the Dark: Rely on senses beyond sight for this special night at Savór. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 22; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; reservations $100; 806-310-2600)

Live music

Dueling Pianos: The ivories will run red when touring pianists return to do battle at Metropolitan–A Speakeasy. (8:30 p.m. Feb. 9; reservations suggested; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; 806-242-0117)

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 16 and 23; 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. 9, 16 and 23; 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. Feb. 10 and 17; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band tunes up for a gig at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Feb. 10; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rockers bring the party to Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Feb. 11; 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. Feb. 12 and 19; 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. 13; 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. 14 and 21; 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. 14 and 21; 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. Feb. 15 and 22; 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. 15 and 22; 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. Feb. 15; 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. Feb. 15 and 22; 7408 S.W. 34th Ave.; 806-352-8226)

Boss 420: Toke it up with this Amarillo band at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Feb. 17; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tennessee Tuckness: The beloved Amarillo songstress takes the stage at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Feb. 18; 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. Feb. 20; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Miscellaneous entertainment

DIY Espresso Martini Class: Strata Coffee Co. offers lessons in mixing this highly caffeinated cocktail. (6:30 p.m. Feb. 10; 7560 Outlook Dr.; 806-350-8385)

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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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