Drinking/dining events

Car and Bike Meet: Strata Coffee Co. hosts this show for antique, sports, project and other vehicles, topped off with a bike ride to Cadillac Ranch. The scholarship fundraiser also includes live music, food trucks and more. (noon to 6 p.m. March 12; 7560 Outlook Dr.; $10 entry fee; 806-350-8385)

Drunken Oyster St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Don’t forget your green when you head out for Irish food specials, live music and an all-day party. (11 a.m. to midnight March 17; 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. March 21; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; reservations $100; 806-310-2600)

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)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. March 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. March 9, 16 and 23; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Chad Miller: The Amarillo country singer takes the stage at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. March 9; 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 10 and 17; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Clay Gibson: The young Texas country singer grabs the spotlight at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. March 10; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country singer brings the twang to Charlee’s Chicken. (7 p.m. March 10; 614 S. Polk St.; 806-376-4700)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band aims for a hot night at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. March 10; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Darby Sparkman: The young Amarillo country songstress offers a live show at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. March 11; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Kayla Richardson & Byron Roberts: The Amarillo duo fries up a good time at Charlee’s Chicken. (7 p.m. March 11; 614 S. Polk St.; 806-376-4700)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rockers bring the party to Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. March 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. March 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. March 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. March 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. March 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. March 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. March 15 and 22; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man-band offers midweek tunes at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (6:30 p.m. March 15; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your tacos every Wednesday at Fuzzy’s. (7 p.m. March 15 and 22; 7408 S.W. 34th Ave.; 806-352-8226)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band rolls up a good time at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. March 17; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Pug Johnson: The Gulf Coast-based singer makes his Amarillo debut at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. March 18; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Jack Cryver & The Bad Decisions: The Amarillo country band will encourage poor life choices at Smokey Joe’s, with special guests Moon Dog. (8 p.m. March 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. March 20; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band offers songs with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (formerly La Bella on Olsen). (7 p.m. March 21; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Chad Miller: The Amarillo country singer brings tunes to Pondaseta Brewing Co. (6:30 p.m. March 22; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Chad Miller: The Amarillo country singer continues a busy week with a show at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. March 23; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

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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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