Drinking/dining events

Wine, Women & Shoes: This fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House promises the ultimate girls night out, featuring food, wine tastings, raffle, auctions and more. (6 p.m. March 23; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets sold out; 806-358-8177)

Mad Scientist Mystery Dinner: Expect crazy schemes and some undead dining companions at this deadly dinner by Amarillo Escape & Mystery. (7 p.m. March 25; Cactus Cove Inn, 2501 E. Interstate 40; tickets $60; 806-905-6089)

Spring Fling: Amarillo singer Emily George headlines this outdoor party at Panhandle Greenhouses, also featuring food truck Porch Swing Eatz & Sweetz. (1 p.m. March 26; 11900 S. Washington St.; 806-622-2683)

The Riverwalk Gala: Enjoy the “sights, sounds and tastes of Texas” at this fundraiser for Ascension Academy, featuring a grilled cheese station, Dr. Pepper BBQ sliders, a churro bar, specialty margaritas, live music, poker tables, tequila tastings, and silent and live auctions. (7 p.m. April 1; Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive; ticket prices vary; 806-342-0515)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. March 23 and 30 and April 6; 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. March 23 and 30 and April 6; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Dr. T: The Amarillo singer heats up the stage at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (formerly La Bella on Olsen). (7 p.m. Thursday; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Chad Miller: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your burgers and beer at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. March 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. March 23 and 31; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Karma: The Amarillo rock trio brings the party to Charlee’s Chicken. (7 p.m. March 24; 614 S. Polk St.; 806-376-4700)

Tennessee Tuckness and Gary Wayne: The popular Amarillo duo offers sweet music with your steaming-hot burgers at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. March 24; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country singer grills up a good time at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. March 24; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Steven Birkenfeld and Next to Kin: The country acts team up for a night of entertainment at Canyon Steak Co. (8 p.m. March 24; 410 15th St., Suite 100; 806-452-7269)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer takes the stage at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. March 25; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band fries up some fun at Charlee’s Chicken. (7 p.m. March 25; 614 S. Polk St.; 806-376-4700)

Rak-45: The Amarillo rockers bring the party to Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. March 25; 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. March 26 and April 2; 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. March 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. March 28 and April 4; 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. March 28 and April 4; 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. March 29 and April 5; 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 29 and April 5; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your tacos every Wednesday at Fuzzy’s. (7 p.m. March 29 and April 5; 7408 S.W. 34th Ave.; 806-352-8226)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo oldies band brings a night of fun to Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. March 31; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo singer offers an array of blues and classic rock at Mickey’s Place. (7 p.m. April 1; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

Velvet Funk: The Amarillo rock band brings the noise to Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. April 1; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Whisky Outlaws with Matt Moran: The touring country artists offer a shot of twang with your brunch at Drunken Oyster. (noon April 2; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

James Owens: The talented Amarillo musician tries to make your Mondays bearable every other week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. April 3; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Justin Miles: The West Texas country singer heads underground for a show in the Paramount Recreation Club, The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. April 5; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Chad Miller: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your burgers and beer at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. April 6; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Miscellaneous entertainment

“Big Bang Theory” Trivia Night: Bazinga! Pull together a team of your smartest friends to tackle this challenge at Butter Love Biscuits. (6 p.m. March 24; 3440 S. Bell St., Suite 130; admission $10; 806-418-8966)

Tyler Ross and Dylan Scott: The touring comedians offer a post-April Fools Day show at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. April 2; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; cover $7; 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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