Drinking/dining events

Fall ’22 Beer Dinner: Chef Ethan Williams offers a six-course meal paired with six autumnal beers at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Nov. 3; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; reservations $80; 806-418-6282)

“WOWW Factor: 1940s USO Variety Show”: Go back in time for this fundraiser for Window on a Wider World, featuring dinner and swing dancing to big-band music by Patrick Swindell & Esquire Jazz. (6 p.m. Nov. 4; Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $100; 806-342-5600)

Chili Cookoff: The Barrio Neighborhood Planning Committee hosts this tasty fundraiser for its 10th Avenue Project. (6 p.m. Nov. 9; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St.; 806-437-6592)

Bourbon & Beef: A Cowboy’s Pairing Experience: Toscana Italian Steakhouse ties into the Working Ranch Cowboy Association World Finals for this special dinner pairing Texas beef with Texas spirits. (5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10; The Barfield, 600 S. Polk St.; 806-414-2200)

Live music

Dan “The Piano Man” Hanson: The Amarillo musician tickles the ivories every Thursday at Public House. (5:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 10 and 10; 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. 3, 10 and 17; 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. 4 and 11; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo singer will offer some royal tunes for the burger-eating crowd at Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Nov. 5; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo singer-songwriter slings songs at Bomb City Distillery. (8 p.m. Nov. 5; 306 S. Cleveland St.; 806-220-2662)

Andy Chase: The beloved Amarillo troubadour brings tunes every Tuesday to 575 Pizzeria. (6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 15; 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. 9 and 16; 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A; 806-398-7777)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo singer-songwriter is on tap at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (7 p.m. Nov. 9; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your tapas at Savór. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 12; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Miscellaneous entertainment

Trivia Night: Come prepared to win at this weekly contest at Hooters. (8 p.m. Nov. 8 and 15; 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.