Drinking/dining events

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

Karaoke Brunch: Loosen up with some mimosas and belt out a favorite tune with DJ Juicy at Crush. (11 a.m. Jan. 27; 627 S. Polk St.; reservations recommended; 806-418-2011)

“Out of this World” Opera Gala: WT Opera pays tribute to the retiring Dr. Robert Hansen in this fundraising event. (6 p.m. Jan. 27 cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner and entertainment; Legacy Hall in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center; tickets $100 each, sponsorships available; 806-651-2840)

Ladies Night: Pondaseta Brewing Co. offers day-long specials for all and live music at 8 p.m. (noon to midnight Feb. 3; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Symphony Ball: Enjoy “A Night in Monte Carlo” in a James Bond-themed celebration of 69 years of this venerable gala. (5 p.m. Feb. 3; Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $250 and up; 806-376-8782)

Mardi Gras Party: Family Support Services’ annual Cajun-themed festivities returns with dinner, casino games, music from The Solano Project, and more. (6 p.m. Feb. 3; Amarilo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $65 or $500 for tables of eight; 806-342-2500)

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)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 and 8; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

Dale Smith: The singer grills up a good time at Red River Steakhouse. (6 p.m. Jan. 25; 4332 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-316-5082)

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

Chad Miller and Jenni Dale Lord: The country singer trade tunes in a song swap at the Western Horseman. (7 p.m. Jan. 25; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Jan. 25; 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. Jan. 25; 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. 25; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo singer sings for her (and your!) dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Jan. 26; 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. 26 and Feb. 2; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Landon Finke: The Canyon singer headlines a night at the new West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. Jan. 26; 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 204, in Canyon; 806-452-7135)

Tennessee Tuckness and Woody Key: The Amarillo legends team up for a show at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Jan. 26; 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. Jan. 26; continues Jan. 27; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

Bring Me the Gypsee: The Amarillo party band brings a good time to Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Jan. 26; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

The Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo country-rockers saddle up for a show at the Western Horseman. (10 p.m. Jan. 26; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk songstress plays for the brunch crowd at the Western Horseman. (11 a.m. Jan. 27; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer brings tasty tunes to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Jan. 27; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Big G & The Tradewinds: The Amarillo jazz ensemble blows into Sa*vór. (7 p.m. Jan. 27; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Colton Amerson: The Amarillo country singer brings the twang to Old Tascosa Taproom and Brewery. (7 p.m. Jan. 27; 3100 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-681-4050)

Shane Rogers: The regional country singer brings the noise to Canyon’s new West Texas Sports Grill. (7 p.m. Jan. 27; 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. 27; 5807 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-358-8888)

Roman Carbajal: The Amarillo rocker offers an acoustic show at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Jan. 27; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Velvet Funk: The Amarillo party band funks it up on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Jan. 27; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Travis Roberts & The Willing Few: Celebrate the hot Amarillo country band’s recent Nashville recording contract during their show at the Western Horseman. (10 p.m. Jan. 27; 2501 E. Interstate 40; 806-379-6555, Ext. 2999)

Dale Smith: Enjoy brunch at Drunken Oyster with the one-man band. (11 a.m. Jan. 28; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo guitarist returns to his weekly show at Smokey Joe’s. (3 p.m. Jan. 28; 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. Jan. 29; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Greg Curry: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Jan. 30; 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. 31 and Feb. 7; 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. 31 and Feb. 7; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo songstress offers favorites at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Feb. 1; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

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. 1; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

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

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer brings an acoustic show to the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Feb. 2; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band heats up Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Feb. 2; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo musician offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Feb. 3; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Christopher Erin: The Amarillo country singer brings an acoustic show to the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Feb. 3; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band howls 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. Feb. 5; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Killer Keyz: Enjoy a night of dueling pianos in this popular event at Metropolitan Steak & Seafood. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 6; continues through Feb. 8; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; reservations recommended; 806-242-0117)

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)

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)

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)

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.