Drinking/dining events

Amarillo Tri-State Chili Cookoff: Warm up with tasty bowls of meaty goodness from scores of local chefs at the 40th-annual iteration of this Make-a-Wish fundraiser. (11:30 a.m. Jan. 13; Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; admission free, $5 tasting cups; 806-674-8423)

Ladies Night: Enjoy drink specials all day, plus Lubbock country singer Cela Harper in the evening at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (noon to 11:45 p.m. Jan. 13; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Gourmet Pizza Party: Enjoy three Cajun-inspired pies at Drunken Oyster’s celebration of National Pizza Week. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 17; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

The Big Cheese: Fill up a bowl and some hearts in this mac-and-cheese cookoff/fundraiser for The Hope and Healing Place. (6 p.m. Jan. 18; Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $25; 806-371-8998)

National Cheese Lovers Day: Learn how to pair wines and cheeses in this special event at Bar Z Winery. (1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 20; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; 806-488-2214)

Metropolitan Single & Mingle: Take a chance on meeting someone new at this singles event at Metropolitan–A Speakeasy. (6 p.m. Jan. 25; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; tickets $55; 806-242-0117)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 18 and 25; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

Dale Smith: The singer grills up a good time at Red River Steakhouse. (6 p.m. Jan. 11; 4332 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-316-5082)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Jan. 11; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Hank Vincent: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Jan. 11; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Tanner Lane: The Amarillo country singer hustles up a good time at Canyon’s new West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. Jan. 11; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Ian Niechaj: The Amarillo singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Jan. 11; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Lindi Leigh: The Red Dirt Rockers lead singer brings some twang to Zombiez Bar & Grill. (6 p.m. Jan. 12; 711 S. 10th Ave.; 806-331-7305)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo singer sings for her (and your!) dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Jan. 12; 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. Jan. 12 and 19; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Chad Feemster and Lane Provence: The Amarillo cowboy singers offer an acoustic show at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Jan. 12; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band warms up the night on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Jan. 12; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer cooks up some tunes for a two-night stand at Tokyo Steakhouse. (7:20 p.m. Jan. 12; continues Jan. 13; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

Dave Martinez: The regional country singer headlines a night at Canyon’s new West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. Jan. 12; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band warms up the night on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Jan. 12; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer brings tasty tunes to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Jan. 13; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Chancy Bernson: The Amarillo country singer brings an acoustic show to the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Jan. 13; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Shane Rogers: The regional country singer brings the noise to Canyon’s new West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. Jan. 13; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer cooks up some tunes for a two-night stand at Tokyo Steakhouse. (7:20 p.m. Jan. 13; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band brings the party to Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Jan. 13; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Taylor Patterson: The Pampa musician hits town for an afternoon show at Smokey Joe’s. (3 p.m. Jan. 14; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ty Van Valkenburg: The Amarillo singer fills in on the fight against the Monday blahs this week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Jan. 15; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

JuJu’s Jukebox: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Jan. 16; 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. Jan. 17 and 24; 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. Jan. 17 and 24; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ty Blackburn: Enjoy tunes underground at The Barfield’s speakeasy with the Amarillo country singer. (7 p.m. Jan. 17; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo songstress offers favorites at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Jan. 18; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Micah Bynum: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Jan. 18; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo one-man band kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Jan. 18; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer brings the spice at Spicy Mike’s Bar-B-Que Haven. (6 p.m. Jan. 19; 6723 S Western St #4145; 806-358-8550)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo musician offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Jan. 19; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Brad Sanders: The Amarillo rock singer brings the noise to Canyon’s new West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. Jan. 19; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo singer cooks up some tunes for a two-night stand at Tokyo Steakhouse. (7:20 p.m. Jan. 19; continues Jan. 20; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

Boss 420: The Amarillo party band rolls up a good time on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Jan. 19; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ghosts of Gray County: The country band brings a stripped-down show to Drunken Oyster for a brunch gig. (11 a.m. Jan. 20; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo musician offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Jan. 20; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

King George: The George Strait tribute artist hits the sand for a show at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Jan. 20; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

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

Low Down Revival: The Chattanooga bluegrass band offers a tune-filled night at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Jan. 20; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Scrambled Eggs: The Amarillo rock band stirs up a good time on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Jan. 20; 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. Jan. 22; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Jonathan Guidi: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Jan. 23; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ayden Hayes: The Amarillo country singer headlines Pondaseta Brewing Co.’s Wednesday music series. (7 p.m. Jan. 24; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

James Owens: The Amarillo folk singer offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Jan. 25; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Dec. 28; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ian Niechaj: The Amarillo singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Jan. 25; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Miscellaneous entertainment

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Trivia Night: Test your knowledge of the beloved sitcom (and raise a glass to the late Andre Braugher) at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Jan. 15; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

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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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