Drinking/dining events

Whisky & Cigars: Crush’s second-annual celebration of bourbons and smokes also will feature tasty treats. (6:30 p.m. Nov. 17; reservations $65; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

The Place Celebration: The Amarillo multicultural community center offers an evening of Afghani food and culture at its one-year anniversary party. (6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 22; 3107 Plains Blvd., Suite 500; 806-553-5155)

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

Big Texan Holiday Buffet: The popular tourist attraction and steakhouse continues its traditional Thanksgiving offering. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 24; 7701 E. Interstate 40; reservations recommended; 806-372-6000)

Toscana’s Thanksgiving Buffet: Take in a multi-course holiday buffet in the steakhouse inside The Barfield. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24; 600 S. Polk St.; reservations $55 adults, $15 children; 806-414-2200)

Black Friday Brunch: Savor the best meal of the day with this post-holiday event at Savór. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 25; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; reservations $100; 806-310-2600)

Black Friday Brunch: Take a break from shopping and enjoy sumptuous midday treats at Drunken Oyster. (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 25; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Black Friday Sip & Shop: Bar Z Winery will offer special deals on bottles at an event also featuring a food truck and several vendors. (1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 25; 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541; 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. Nov. 17 and Dec. 1; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rock band provides tunes weekly on Thursdays at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. Nov. 17 and Dec. 1; 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. Nov. 18 and 25; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Karma: The Amarillo rock band returns downtown for a show at Charlee’s Chicken. (7 p.m. Nov. 19; 614 S. Polk St.; 806-376-4700)

Jazz Brunch: Enjoy swinging tunes with your Bloody Marys at this new event at Metropolitan–A Speakeasy. (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 20; 9181 Town Square Blvd., Suite 1201; reservations suggested; 806-242-0117)

Andy Chase: The beloved Amarillo troubadour brings tunes every Tuesday to 575 Pizzeria. (6:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 29; 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. Nov. 23 and 30; 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A; 806-398-7777)

Miscellaneous entertainment

Trivia Night: Come prepared to win at this weekly contest at Hooters. (8 p.m. Nov. 22 and 29; 8101 W. Interstate 40; 806-353-9199)


  • 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.