Drinking/dining events

German Night: Celebrate Octoberfest before the month runs out at this special dinner night at Girasol, featuring a menu with sausage, schnitzel, sauerkraut and more. (6 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 20; 3201 S. Coulter St., Suite B; 806-322-0023)

Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic Tour: Actor Patrick Roach, who plays the antagonist Randy on popular Canadian sitcom “Trailer Park Boys,” brings a comedy tour and cheeseburgers to Whiskey River. (7 p.m. Oct. 20; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; tickets $25; 806-367-6163)

A Downtown Affair: Cameron James Smith & The Band Monarch headline this fundraiser for The PARC, also featuring local artists, a catered meal, open bar and more. (6 p.m. Oct. 22; Sixth Avenue and Buchanan Street; tickets $50; 806-367-8024)

Tricks, Treats & Queens: Enjoy some spirited antics at this Halloween-themed drag brunch at Drunken Oyster. (11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 29; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Brunken Hilarious: Yellow City Comedy brings the laughs and Scratch Made Bakery brings the yums at this Halloween-themed late-night brunch. (8:30 p.m. Oct. 29; 118 S.W. Sixth Ave.; reservations $30; BYOB; 806-731-4477)

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)

Live music

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rock band provides tunes weekly on Thursdays at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27 and Nov. 3; 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Justin Miles and Rose Lees: The Lubbock singers will team up for an outdoor show on The Barfield’s rooftop bar. (6:30 p.m. Oct. 20; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo favorite slings songs every Friday at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant. (7 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28; 700 S. Taylor St.; 806-220-2258)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band is joined by guest Rito Monge for a show at Crush. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 21; 627 S. Polk St.; 806-418-2011)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer-songwriter offers tunes to go with your wine (plus food truck delicacies) at this outdoor concert at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Oct. 22; 19290 FM 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo party band rocks out on the beach at LandShark Burgers. (6:30 p.m. Oct. 22; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)

Andy Chase: The beloved Amarillo troubadour brings tunes every Tuesday to 575 Pizzeria. (6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 1; 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. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2; 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A; 806-398-7777)

Tom Buechi: The Amarillo singer offers tunes with your tapas at Sa*vór. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 27; 7669 Hillside Road, Suite 600; 806-310-2600)

Chad Miller & The Good Fortune: The Amarillo country band headlines Bar Z Winery’s Halloween party. (5 p.m. Oct. 29; 19290 FM 1541; cover $10; 806-488-2214)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo singer will howl for the burger-eating crowd at Golden Light Beer & Wine Garden. (7 p.m. Oct. 29; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Miscellaneous entertainment

Trivia Night: Come prepared to win at this weekly contest at Hooters. (8 p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 1; 8101 I-40 West; 806-353-9199)

Andrew Brandt Book Signing: The local author celebrates the release of “Picture Unavailable” at Pondaseta Brewing Co. (6 p.m. Oct. 25; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Halloween Party Extravaganza: Get an early test run with your costume at this party at The Ruffled Cup, featuring themed specialty treats, boba tea and more. (10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29; 3440 S. Bell St., Suite 130; 806-318-3961)

Halloween Cookie Decorating: The Cake Company of Canyon hosts this holiday party, offering customers three cookies to spookify. (2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29; 1502 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; $10; 806-655-8700)


  • 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.