Drinking/dining events

Breakfast with the Butterflies: Enjoy an early morning meal and release some live butterflies in this outdoor event at Amarillo Botanical Gardens. (9 and 10 a.m. Sept. 10; 1400 Streit Drive; admission $8 for members, $10 nonmembers; 806-352-6513)

Park Central Chili Cook-Off and Car Show: Enjoy hot rods and hot food at this fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. (1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 10; 400 SW 14th Ave.; free; 806-337-5700)

Canyon Farmers’ Market Farm-to-Table Dinner: Steve Bautista of Gaea Grazing offers a Caribbean-inflected dinner crafted from local produce at an event also featuring live music and a silent auction. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 10; Downtown Historic Square, Canyon; tickets $75 couples, $40 singles, $30 seniors; canyonfarmersmarket.org)

Signature Chefs: The annual March of Dimes fundraising dinner returns with a “Feeding Motherhood” theme. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 15; The Cove at Verdure, 5701 Town Square Blvd.; tickets $75, sponsorships $2,500 to $10,000; 806-206-0320)

The Smoky Janes: The touring duo offers tunes to go with your wine (plus food truck delicacies) at this outdoor concert at Bar Z Winery. (5 p.m. Sept. 17; 19290 FM 1541; cover $5; 806-488-2214)

Live music

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo blues-rock band provides tunes weekly on Thursdays at Smokey Joe’s. (6 p.m. Sept. 8, 15 and 22; 2903 SW.Sixth Ave.; 806-331-6698)

Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo country-rockers head outdoors for a show on The Barfield’s rooftop bar. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 8; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Steven Birkenfeld: The country singer-songwriter will entertain at Golden Light Beer Garden. (7 p.m. Sept. 9; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

806 Karaoke: Take your turn at the mic at LandShark Burgers. (7 p.m. Sept. 9; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)

Steven Birkenfeld: The country singer-songwriter provides dinner music at Canyon Steak Co. (8 p.m. Sept. 10; 410 15th St., Suite 100, Canyon; 806-452-7269)

Andy Chase: One of Amarillo’s favorite singer-songwriters offers tunes every Wednesday at Public House. (6 p.m. Sept. 14 and 21; 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A; 806-398-7777)

Chad Miller: The Amarillo country-rocker goes underground for a show at The Barfield’s speakeasy. (7 p.m. Sept. 14; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo country-rockers head back outdoors for a show on The Barfield’s rooftop bar. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 15; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Andy Chase: The beloved Amarillo troubadour offers a beachy night of tunes at LandShark Burgers. (7 p.m. Sept. 15; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)

Ri Wolf: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will howl for patrons at Golden Light Beer Garden. (7 p.m. Sept. 17; 6014 S. Western St.; 806-221-2337)

Next Generation Band: The young Amarillo rockers offer an acoustic show at La Bella on Olsen. (6 p.m. Sept. 20; 3801 Olsen Blvd., Suite 9; 806-352-5050) 

Roman Carbajal Band: The Amarillo country-rockers are outdoors once again for a show on The Barfield’s rooftop bar. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 22; 600 S. Polk St.; no cover; 806-414-2200)

Miscellaneous entertainment

Trivia Night: Take on all competitors at Pondaseta’s weekly contest, this time featuring questions about long-running medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” (7 p.m. Sept. 12; 7500 SW 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Trivia Night: Come prepared to win at this weekly contest at Hooters. (8 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sept. 6; 8101 W. Interstate 40; 806-353-9199)

Author

  • 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.