Drinking/dining events

Whiskey & Cigars: Crush hosts its third-annual celebration of dark liquor and stogies. (7 p.m. Nov. 30; 627 S. Polk St.; reservations $65; 806-418-2011)

Old Tascosa Taproom and Brewery Grand Opening: Amarillo’s newest brewmaster officially opens its doors in an event featuring six beers on tap, live music and food from Sushi Bom food truck. (11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 2; 3100 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-681-4050)

Santa Brunch: The jolly ol’ man flies into Drunken Oyster for a midday meal and photo shoot. (11 a.m. Dec. 2; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; reservations recommended; 806-418-6668)

Mini Christmas Market: The bakery Dipped in Velvet puts on this expo with Yellow City Grind, featuring holiday treats and local vendors. (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9; 4410 S. Bell St.; 806-341-2070)

Storytelling: A Christmas Tradition: Local tellers spin holiday tales over dinner at Drunken Oyster. (11 a.m. Dec. 2; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; reservations required; 806-418-6668)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 and 14; 3333 S. Coulter St.; 806-398-7777)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Nov. 30; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Danny Freeze: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Nov. 30; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Ty Van Valkenburg: The Amarillo country singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Nov. 30; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer sings for his (and your!) dinner at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Dec. 1; 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. Dec. 1 and 8; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country singer smokes up a good show at Robinson’s Timeout Bar & Grill. (7 p.m. Dec. 1; 3723 S.W. 58th Ave.; 806-418-7214)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo oldies band rocks around the clock at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Dec. 1; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo one-man band offers an acoustic night at Mickey’s Place. (7 p.m. Dec. 1; 1512 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; 806-452-7320)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo party band lets the good times roll at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Dec. 1; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Scotty Alexander: The country singer brings the band for an acoustic show at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (8 p.m. Dec. 1; 6014 S. Western St.; tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door; 806-221-2337)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer brings tasty tunes to Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Dec. 2; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Jack Cryver & Bad Decisions: The Amarillo country-rock band hopes to entice you into some regrettable choices at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Dec. 2; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Bring Me the Gypsee: The Amarillo band offers an eclectic night on Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Dec. 2; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Dale Smith: The Amarillo musician offers brunch tunes at Savór. (11 a.m. Dec. 3; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo rock guitarist offers tunes every Sunday at Smokey Joe’s. (3 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer fights back against the Monday blahs every other week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Dec. 4; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Jeff Williams: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Dec. 5; 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. Dec. 6 and 13; 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. Dec. 6 and 13; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Ri Wolf: Enjoy tunes underground at The Barfield’s speakeasy with the country singer. (7 p.m. Dec. 6; 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country singer offers tunes with your tacos every Wednesday at Fuzzy’s. (7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13; 7408 S.W. 34th Ave.; 806-352-8226)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer offers favorites at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Dec. 7; 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. Dec. 7; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

Omar Rodriguez: The Amarillo singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Dec. 7; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer offers favorites at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Dec. 8; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Brass Wire Trio: Enjoy tunes from the new ensemble over dinner at Drunken Oyster. (7 p.m. Dec. 8; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo country singer offers an acoustic show at the Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Dec. 8; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rock band brings the party to the beach at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Dec. 8; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Ty Blackburn: The Amarillo country singer fires up a good time at Robinson’s Time Out Bar & Grill. (7 p.m. Dec. 8; 3723 S.W. 58th Ave.; 806-418-7214)

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

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo songstress offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Dec. 9; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Sucker Punch Steve: The Amarillo rock band throws haymakers at Shark Beach Burgers. (7 p.m. Dec. 9; 1505 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1151; 806-335-5644)

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo oldies band twists and shouts on at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Dec. 9; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo country singer offers a twang-filled night at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (8 p.m. Dec. 9; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Gabe Marinez: The Amarillo rocker battles the Monday blues every other week at Smokey Joe’s. (8 p.m. Dec. 11; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Dec. 12; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

James Owens: The Amarillo folk singer offers dinner entertainment at Pescaraz. (6 p.m. Dec. 14; 3415 S. Bell St., Unit K; 806-350-5430)

Rick Todd: The Amarillo folk singer offers tunes with your slices at Big Jim’s Pizza Co. (7 p.m. Dec. 14; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9; 806-352-5050)

James Owens: The Amarillo country singer kicks off the weekend at Smokey Joe’s patio. (8 p.m. Dec. 14; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Miscellaneous entertainment

Beauty From Afar: This collaborative fashion show features new works from Amarillo lines Momentum of Roses and Improper Tear alongside art from 18 area artists, live music, food trucks and more. (6 p.m. Dec. 2; tickets $25 to $60; STØEX, 723 S. Georgia St.)

Pondaseta White Elephant Night: The brewing company hosts a gift exchange. Admission is free with a gift ($30 limit). (7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Smokey Joe’s Christmas Party: The Sixth Street mainstay hosts a potluck dinner and white elephant gift exchange ($20 limit). (8 p.m. Dec. 10; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

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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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