April entertainment calendar: Yellow City Comic Con, Jason Isbell, 'American in Paris,' 'La Mancha,' more

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Mark your calendars now for these hot April events!

By Chip Chandler — Producer

Fun's blooming all over the region throughout April. Check here for your comprehensive guide to music, activities, events, movies and more!

A few notes: 

  • Click the event title for more information (where available).
  • Except for special events, I'm limiting the concert listings to touring bands to make this list somewhat more manageable; check our Friday music listings every week to see where all of your local favorites are playing.
  • This list is fluid. Check back for updates, and check the weekly event roundups every Thursday.
  • All listings are subject to change.

 

April 1

Family Fun Electric Skate: The Amarillo Bulls' last public ice skating session of the season will feature an Easter egg hunt, lights and music. (3 p.m. April 1, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $10 with own skates, $13 with rental. 806-242-1122)

 

April 2

Tommy Wiseau, left, and Greg Sestero star in "Best F(r)iends."
Courtesy Fathom

Family Fun Night: Learn how to start your own herb garden. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 2, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Best F(r)iendsThe Room's Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero re-team for this two-film comedy about a drifter (Sestero) who befriends a mortician (Wiseau), then betrays him and runs away. Vol. 2 will follow on June 1 and 4. Advance tickets are on sale now at Amarillo Star 14. (8 p.m. April 2, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

 

April 3

Amoramora will perform April 3 at Leftwoods.

Amoramora: The Colorado rock band will hit town. (10 p.m. April 3, Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-367-9840)

 

April 4

STEM Lab: This monthly program on Science, Engineering, Technology and Math continues with an exploration of bridges. (4 p.m. April 4, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035

Comedy Open Mic: Amateur and professional comics can take their turn at the mic at this evening hosted by Amarillo comics Skylar Potter and Matt Villegas. (9 p.m. April 4, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163.)

Larry Joe Taylor and David Perez: The Texas music icon and the accordion-playing founder of Tejas Brothers will team for a special show. (9 p.m. April 4, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

April 5

Ron Raines stars in Amarillo Opera's "Man of La Mancha," to be staged April 5 to 7.
Photo by Matt Polk

Blockers: This prom-night raunchy comedy focuses on girls and their parents. Advance tickets are on sale now at United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. (Previews April 5; opens April 6)

A Quiet Place: This horror film, directed by and starring John Krasinski, finds terror in silence. Advance tickets are on sale now at United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. (Previews April 5; opens April 6)

Freelancer Magazine Art Show: This exhibition will feature art, photography, poems and essays submitted in the AC English Department magazine. (5 to 7 p.m. April 5 opening reception; hangs through April 19. Amarillo College Common Lobby Art Gallery, located between Amarillo Museum of Art and the AC music building and Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-345-5546)

Eating You Alive: Learn about a whole food / vegan lifestyle. (7 p.m. April 5, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

First Thursday Art + Music: The monthly party at The 806 Coffee + Lounge will feature new works themed around Sexual Assault Awareness Month and music. (7 p.m. opening reception April 5; on view through April 30. The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Man of La Mancha: Broadway and television star Ron Raines will star as Miguel de Cervantes and his alter ego Don Quixote in Amarillo Opera's production of the classic American musical. (7:30 p.m. April 5; continues through April 7. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Van Buren St. Tickets $20 to $90, plus fees. 806-378-3096 or 806-372-7464)

No Man's Land: Harold Pinter's classic drama about two poets drinking the night away and who may or may not share a past gets its first-ever staging by Amarillo Little Theatre. (7:30 p.m. April 5; continues through April 15. ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

WT Saxophone Studio: The university saxers will perform. (7:30 p.m. April 5, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

Bart Crow: The Texas country star returns. (10 p.m. April 5, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $10 advance, $15 at door.)

 

April 6

Amarillo Little Theatre's "No Man's Land" will run April 5 to 15 in the Adventure Space.

(NOTE: Historical drama Chappaquiddick, sports drama The Miracle Season and nature film Pandas are scheduled to open (likely previewing one day earlier), but advance tickets are not yet on sale. Release dates are subject to change.)

Coffee & Cuties: Children 5 and younger can enjoy stories, crafts and more with their parents and grandparents. (9:45, 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. April 6, Don Harrington Discovery Center. Admission $11 adults, $8 children, students, military and seniors. 806-355-9547)

AC/WT Student/Faculty Exhibition: Amarillo College and West Texas A&M University students and instructors alike will be featured in this annual exhibition. (6:30 to 9 p.m. April 6 opening reception; on view through April 22. Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. Free. 806-371-5050)

First Friday Art Walk: The monthly stroll through The Galleries at Sunset Center will feature new works by several of the gallery owners. (5 to 9 p.m. April 6, The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. Free. 806-352-2706)

Celebration of Hope: The seventh-annual gala dinner for Turn Center will include a dinner catered by The Big Texan, a live auction and music by '80s retro band The Cassettes. (6 p.m. April 6, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. ​Tickets $150. 806-353-3596)

Man of La Mancha: Broadway and television star Ron Raines will star as Miguel de Cervantes and his alter ego Don Quixote in Amarillo Opera's production of the classic American musical. (7:30 p.m. April 6; continues through April 7. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Van Buren St. Tickets $20 to $90, plus fees. 806-378-3096 or 806-372-7464)

No Man's Land: Harold Pinter's classic drama about two poets drinking the night away and who may or may not share a past gets its first-ever staging by Amarillo Little Theatre(8 p.m. April 6; continues through April 15. ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Dirty River Boys: The Texas punk-Americana band returns. (10 p.m. April 6, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $10 advance, $15 at door.)

Roxy Roca: The Austin-based Southern soul band returns for a two-night stand. (10 p.m. April 6; continues April 7. Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $7. 806-367-9840)

High Fidelity Records DJ Night: The vintage record store spins jazz vinyl albums monthly at Esquire Jazz Club(11 p.m. April 6, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-584-9571)

 

April 7

The Flying Elbows & Friends will give their annual Tribute to Merle Haggard concert April 7 at Hoots Pub.

Birding Walk & Talk: Meet at Chinaberry Day Use Area at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for an early morning birding walk of less than one mile. Binoculars and bird guides are helpful but not required. (7:30 a.m. April 7, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Autism Awareness Walk & 5KThe eighth-annual​ Amarillo Area Autism in Action walk will raise funds for NEH Helping Hands, which provides services, resources and supports for families and individuals facing an autism diagnosis. (8 a.m. April 7, Thompson Memorial Park, 2401 Dumas Drive. Registration is free. 806-468-9400)

Community Yard Sale: Hunt for treasures, or set up your own table for $3 for one or $5 for two. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7, Oasis RV Park, 2715 Arnot Road. Free. 806-356-8408)

Panhandle Team Penning and Sorting: Fierce roping action. (8 a.m. April 7, Bill Cody Arena on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

Short Stacks for a Tall Cause: Enjoy pancakes, bacon and more in this fundraiser for Amarillo Performing Arts Center. (8 to 10 a.m. April 7, Applebee's Grill & Bar, 5630 W. Amarillo Blvd. Tickets $8.)

Ruffles and Rust Expo: Shop this boutique/vintage expo for handmade, farmhouse and shabby-chic items. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7; continues April 8. Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. $5 ages 13 and older. 806-231-9822)

Whistle Stop Trade Days: The indoor/outdoor farmers/flea market in Clarendon continues its season. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7; continues April 8. 1211 E. Second St., Clarendon. Free admission. 806-206-6815)

Amarillo Child Abuse Prevention Rally: The Amarillo Activity Youth Center will host this rally featuring poster-making, break-out sessions and activities at 10:30 a.m., then a balloon release and neighborhood walk at noon. (10 a.m. April 7, AAYC Community Center, 816 S. Van Buren St. Free. 806-373-2292)

Caffeine & Cars: The fifth annual car show is open to all vehicles. Donations of nonperishable food, diapers, clothing, furniture and more will benefit Faith City Mission. (10 a.m. to noon April 7, F/X Motor Sports, 3015 S.W. 26th Ave. Free.)

Canyon Walk & Talk: Take a guided nature hike along the Upper Canyon Trail at Caprock Canyons State Park(10 a.m. April 7, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Walk MS: Amarillo: Lace up your shoes for this annual walk. (10 a.m. April 7, Caprock High School, 3001 S.E. 34th Ave. Registration is free. 855-372-1331 or fundraisingsupport@nmss.org)

Texas Trash-Off: Take part in the statewide beautification project in this volunteer opportunity at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Trash bags, gloves and trash pickers will be provided. (11 a.m. April 7, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Yellow Rose Bully Showdown VI dog show: See some of Amarillo's best bulldogs at this American Bully Kennel Club-sanctioned show. (11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 7, Amarillo Civic Center Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-517-8900)

Bowl for Kids' SakeAim for a strike at the 30th annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle. Bowling times are 1 p.m. (Family Bowl) and 3:15, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m. (Galaxy Bowl). (1 p.m. April 7, Western Bowl, 5120 Canyon Drive. Cost $120 for a team of four, $150 for five and $180 for six. Six VIP lanes will be open for $300 per lane for teams of four to six. 806-351-2210)

Gather for Graysen Chili Cook-Off:The American Legion Hanson Post 54 will host a chili cook-off to benefit Our Children's Blessing, featuring live music by Lee Scheetz, The RagTown Chiefs and Danny Ruiz & Gypsy Renegade, as well as a silent auction. (1 to 6 p.m. April 7, American Legion Hanson Post 54, 617 S.W. Seventh Ave. Admission $10 ages 13 and older, $5 veterans and first responders. Gatherforgraysen@yahoo.com)

Junior Ranger Program: Kids can learn about Palo Duro Canyon State Park's junior ranger opportunities. (1 p.m. April 7, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Prairie Safari: Learn about the prairie ecosystem at Caprock Canyons State Park, including bison, black-tailed prairie dogs and more. Space is limited; reservations required. (2 p.m. April 7, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Ducks Unlimited banquetThe Amarillo chapter of Ducks Unlimited will celebrate with silent and live auctions, raffles, prizes and games. Catering is by Cattle Exchange Restaurant from Canadian. (5 p.m. April 7, River Falls Bed and Breakfast, 6901 Wild Horse Trail.Tickets are $20 for children 16 and younger, $45 for singles and $80 for couples; reservations requested by April 6. 806-290-0916)

An Evening of Magic and Music: Magician Eric Jones and singer Evie Clair, both finalists on America's Got Talent, will perform. (7 p.m. April 7, La Rita Theater, 311 Denrock Ave. in Dalhart. Tickets $20. 806-244-6222)

Traditional Music Stage Show: Solo and group acts can sign up to perform bluegrass, cowboy, gospel and other roots acoustic music at the monthly meeting of the Panhandle Bluegrass & Old-Tyme Music Association. (7 p.m. April 7, 1220 S. Polk St. Free. www.amarillobluegrass.com)

Man of La Mancha: Broadway and television star Ron Raines will star as Miguel de Cervantes and his alter ego Don Quixote in Amarillo Opera's production of the classic American musical. (8 p.m. April 7. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Van Buren St. Tickets $20 to $90, plus fees. 806-378-3096 or 806-372-7464)

No Man's Land: Harold Pinter's classic drama about two poets drinking the night away and who may or may not share a past gets its first-ever staging by Amarillo Little Theatre(7:30 p.m. April 7; continues through April 15. ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Texas State Bison Herd: Learn more about the state's official herd at Caprock Canyons State Park in this special presentation. (8:30 p.m. April 7, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Flying Elbows & Friends Tribute to Merle Haggard: Amarillo country-rock band The Flying Elbows Perspective and a host of local music favorites will honor Haggard in this third-annual concert. (10 p.m. April 6, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $10 advance, $15 at door.)

Roxy Roca: The Austin-based Southern soul band returns for a two-night stand. (10 p.m. April 7. Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $7. 806-367-9840)

 

April 8

Rock band Strawberry Girls will perform April 8 at Golden Light Cantina.

Whistle Stop Trade Days: The indoor/outdoor farmers/flea market in Clarendon continues its season. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 8. 1211 E. Second St., Clarendon. Free admission. 806-206-6815)

Ruffles and Rust Expo: Shop this boutique/vintage expo for handmade, farmhouse and shabby-chic items. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 8. Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. $5 ages 13 and older. 806-231-9822)

GreaseTCM's Big Screen Classics series will continue a 40th anniversary screening of this belovedly raunchy (or raunchily beloved) musical. (2 and 7 p.m. April 8; continues through April 14. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

No Man's Land: Harold Pinter's classic drama about two poets drinking the night away and who may or may not share a past gets its first-ever staging by Amarillo Little Theatre(2:30 p.m. April 8; continues through April 15. ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

The Hard Road: Photographer Jim Livingston and Amarillo poets Wes Reeves, Ryan Archer, Margie Netherton, William Netherton and Jim Anderson will join forces for a fundraiser for The Chalice Abbey (previously scheduled in March). Folk singer-songwriter Mike Fuller will perform, and Cody Anderson of Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse and Tiffany Henderson Bateman will provide desserts. (2 to 5 p.m. April 8, The Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St. Tickets $60 each or $100 for couples. 806-576-2480)

Cowboy Poetry & Music: Cowboy musician Rick Brumley and poet "Straw" Berry will perform at this gathering at Borger's Hutchinson County Historical Museum. (3 p.m. April 8, Hutchinson County Historical Museum, 618 N. Main St. in Borger. Free. 806-273-0130)

Runny Babbit Strikes Again: Celebrate the work of Shel Silverstein with crafts and poetry. (3 p.m. April 8, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Strawberry Girls: The aggressive groove band will perform with opener Mount Ivy. (10 p.m. April 8, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

April 9

Eric Stone will perform April 9 at Hoots Pub.

Eric Stone: The island-Americana singer will bring his North American tour to town. (7 p.m. April 9, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Altered Books Photo Frames: See how to turn an old book into something new. (7 to 8:30 p.m. April 9, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

 

April 10

Duane Mark will perform April 10 at Leftwoods.

Amarillo Reads: Mornings on Main book launch: Join author Jodi Thomas for a reception launching her newest book, the spring selection for Amarillo Reads. (6 p.m. April 10, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

AC Jazz: The instrumental and vocal ensembles will give a joint spring concert. (7:30 p.m. April 10, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5340)

WT Jazz: The university jazz band will perform. (7:30 p.m. April 10, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

Duane Mark: The Americana rock singer will bring his trio to town. (8 p.m. April 10, Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-367-9840)

TeaseDay: The Galatea Experience: Amarillo burlesque troupe Galatea Burlesk will offer a saucy peek at their full performances at this monthly show. (9 p.m. April 10, MJ's Saloon & Grill, 3705 Olsen Blvd. Cover $5. 806-398-0634)

 

April 11

The musical "Grease" will screen April 8 and 11 as part of TCM's Big Screen Classics series.
Courtesy Fathom / TCM

Canyon Driving Tour: Get a guided look at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in this 1.5-hour tour. Tour departs from park headquarters; reservations suggested. (10 a.m. April 11, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Power of the Purse luncheon: Former first lady Laura W. Bush will give the keynote speech at the 10th annual luncheon and purse auction. (10:30 a.m. April 11, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Sold out. 806-414-9941)

GreaseTCM's Big Screen Classics series will continue a 40th anniversary screening of this belovedly raunchy (or raunchily beloved) musical. (2 and 7 p.m. April 11; continues through April 14. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

WT Trombone Choir: The university players will perform. (7:30 p.m. April 11, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

 

April 12

Christian band Skillet will perform with For King & Country on April 12.

Rampage: Advance tickets are on sale now for this video-game adaptation at United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.; Cinemark Hollywood 16 is expected to follow. (Previews April 12; opens April 13)

Truth or Dare: The horror film (not a remake of Madonna's '90s-era documentary) makes death a game. Advance tickets are on sale now at United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. (Previews April 12; opens April 13)

Dinosaur Club: Kids ages 6 to 10 can enjoy dinosaur stories and crafts. (4 to 5 p.m. April 12, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Golden Nail Awards: The traditional celebration of Amarillo-area arts supporters will move away from a formal, sit-down dinner and present awards on stage, with a cocktail reception following. Jason Crespin of Amarillo Little Theatre will be master of ceremonies. (6:30 p.m. April 12, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $45. 806-342-2023 or kashion@visitamarillo.com)

The Amendment: This ​inspirational drama tells the story of Oklahoma legislator Brooks Douglass' championing of victims' rights laws. (7 p.m. April 12, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Skillet and For King & Country: The contemporary Christian bands (see here and here) will bring their double-headliner tour to town. (7 p.m. April 12, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $20 to $60, plus fees. 806-378-3096) 

AC Concert Choir: The ensemble will give a spring concert. (7:30 p.m. April 12, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5340)

No Man's Land: Harold Pinter's classic drama about two poets drinking the night away and who may or may not share a past gets its first-ever staging by Amarillo Little Theatre(7:30 p.m. April 12; continues through April 15. ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

WT Percussion Ensemble: The university drummers will perform. (7:30 p.m. April 12, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

Bookends: Music of Simon & Garfunkel: The tribute act will perform for Clovis Community College's Cultural Arts Series(7 p.m. MT, Marshall Middle School, 100 Commerce Way in Clovis, N.M. Tickets $20 adults, $15 seniors, military and students. 575-769-4031)

 

April 13

Yellow City Comic Con returns April 13 to 15 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex.

(NOTE: Sports biographical drama Borg vs. McEnroe and children's animated film Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero are scheduled to open nationally, but advance tickets are not yet on sale. Release dates are subject to change.)

Isle of Dogs: Advance tickets are on sale now for this adult animated feature at United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.; Cinemark Hollywood 16 could follow. (Opens April 13)

Yellow City Comic Con: This pop-culture celebration returns for a fourth year, featuring video game tournaments, celebrity panels, vendors, cosplay and more. Among the celebs scheduled: Walter Jones, the original Black Power Ranger; Austin St. John, the original Red Power Ranger; Tom Kane, the cartoon voice of Yoda; Amber Nash, Pam Poovey on Archer; and more. A portion of proceeds benefits Children's Miracle Network.(5 to 10 p.m. April 13; continues through April 15. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North and South Exhibit Halls and Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $15 daily, $25 for two days, $30 for three days. 806-367-8566)

Discover for a DollarVisit the Discovery Center (and touring exhibition Wild Music) for only $1. (6 to 9 p.m. April 13, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Admission $1. 806-355-9547)

Down the Rabbit Hole: Musings of a Red Head: Artist Kelly Palmer will display new works. (6 p.m. April 13, The R Gallery, 2400 S.W. Seventh Ave. Free. 806-640-4308)

Relay for Life of CanyonThe annual overnight walk in Canyon will help raise funds for American Cancer Society. (6 p.m. to 6 a.m. April 13, Buffalo Sports Park on the campus of West Texas A&M University. Registration free. 806-654-1015)

Claude Bourbon: The medieval, Spanish and blues guitarist will perform for a Living Room Concert for High Plains Public Radio(7 p.m. April 13, Chalice Abbey Center for Spirituality and the Arts, 2717 Stanley St. Suggested donation $15. 806-367-9088)

David Berkeley: The New Mexico-based singer-songwriter will perform at the latest Yellow City Sounds Live concert for Panhandle PBS and FM90. (7 p.m. April 13; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Panhandle PBS, 2408 S. Jackson St. Suggested donation $10. 806-371-5224)

Less Than: This documentary about poverty in America, a joint project of United Way of Amarillo & Canyon and ThreeLeaf Creative, will premiere with a panel discussion. (7 p.m. April 13, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Free; tickets requested. 806-376-6359)

DateNight DanceNight: Learn country dances, swing tricks and more. (7:30 p.m. April 13, City Studios, Studio 25 at The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. Admission $25 per couple. 806-282-6573)

Harrington String Quartet: The quartet will close out its season with Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky's Quartet Movement, Hyacinthe Jadin's Quartet Opus 2 No. 1 and Johannes Brahms' String Quartet No. 1 in C Minor. (7:30 p.m. April 13, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Tickets $20 adults, $15 students. 806-651-2840)

Austin Piazzolla Quintet: The Austin-based tango ensemble will perform for the final Jazz on 6th concert of Chamber Music Amarillo's season. (8 p.m. April 13, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets $15 adults, $10 students. 806-236-3545)

Koe Wetzel: The Texas country star will perform. (8 p.m. April 13, Azteca Music Hall, 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1921. Tickets TBA. 806-335-9990)

No Man's Land: Harold Pinter's classic drama about two poets drinking the night away and who may or may not share a past gets its first-ever staging by Amarillo Little Theatre(8 p.m. April 13; continues through April 15. ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Eroticon III: The Stark Night: Amarillo's Galatea Burlesk gets nerdy and raunchy with this two-night show featuring guests Chordella Smash on April 13 and Clint Liquor on April 14. (9 p.m. April 13; continues April 14. The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $10. 806-322-1806) 

 

April 14

Mike & The Moonpies will perform April 14 at Hoots Pub.

CASA Warrior ChallengeTackle a custom-designed obstacle course in this new fundraiser activity for Amarillo Area Court Appointed Special Advocates. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14, Amarillo Netplex, 4101 Hillside Road. Entry fee $50 adults, and $25 children, or $10 for children with each registered adult. 806-373-2272)

Crown of Texas Stampede Horse Show: The Crown of Texas Arabian Horse Club will bring back this horse show. (8 a.m. April 14; continues April 15. Bill Cody Arena on Tri-State Fairgrounds, free. 806-376-7767)

Original Team Roping: More fierce roping action. (8 a.m. April 14, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

Blue Man Dash 5K / Autism Awareness Walk: The Panhandle ABA Resource Association will host its first timed 5K race and walk; the event also will include a silent auction, kid-friendly activities, entertainment and refreshments. (9 a.m. April 14, Carter Fitness Center on the Amarillo College Washington Street campus. Entry fee $5 for children ages 11 to 17 and $10 ages 18 and older. 806-681-5518 or info@paraaba.com)

Friends of the Amarillo Public Library Book Sale: Shop for a new favorite read. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14; continues April 15. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Amarillo Reads: Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: Learn gardening fundamentals from High Plains Food Bank. (10 a.m. April 14, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Palo Duro Kite Flite: Meet at Wolfberry Day Use Area at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for this celebration of National Kite Month. Materials will be available to build your own kite, or bring one from home. (10 a.m. April 14, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Walkin' for WishesThis fundraising event for Make-A-Wish is sponsored by the Upsilon Zeta chapter of Chi Omega. (10 a.m. April 14, pedestrian mall at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Registration fees $35 ages 12 and older, $25 ages 5 to 11. 806-930-1458 or WTChiOmegaWalkinForWishes@gmail.com)

Women's Book Club: Join the club's reading challenge and read a book with a color in the title. (10 a.m. April 14, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Yellow City Comic Con: This pop-culture celebration returns for a fourth year, featuring video game tournaments, celebrity panels, vendors, cosplay and more. Among the celebs scheduled: Walter Jones, the original Black Power Ranger; Austin St. John, the original Red Power Ranger; Tom Kane, the cartoon voice of Yoda; Amber Nash, Pam Poovey on Archer; and more. A portion of proceeds benefits Children's Miracle Network. (10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 14; continues through April 15. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North and South Exhibit Halls and Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $15 daily, $25 for two days, $30 for three days. 806-367-8566)

Puppy Tales: Kids can practice their skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs. (11 a.m. April 14, Amarillo Public Library Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Luisa MillerThe Met: Live in HD continues with Verdi's rarely performed opera in a production starring Placido Domingo and Sonya Yoncheva. (11:30 a.m. April 14, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Founder's Day: Celebrate the 85th birthday of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in this afternoon event. Make soap like the pioneers, explore how fossils are made, create pop art and more, including a "Storing Memories" quilt show and presentation by Amarillo romance novelist Jodi Thomas. (1 to 3 p.m. April 14, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free. 806-651-2244)

Canyon Driving Tour: Get a guided look at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in this 1.5-hour tour. Tour departs from park headquarters; reservations suggested. (2 p.m. April 14, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

GreaseTCM's Big Screen Classics series will continue a 40th anniversary screening of this belovedly raunchy (or raunchily beloved) musical. (2 p.m. April 14. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

One Fish, Two Fish, Glow Fish, Blue Fish: Learn about deep-sea glow fish with crafts and stories. (2 p.m. April 14, Amarillo Public Library Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Together with Dia: Take part in a celebration of other cultures. (3 p.m. April 14, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Boots & Bling GalaCountry band Shenandoah will headline this annual fundraiser for Swisher Memorial Hospital Foundation. (6 p.m. April 14, River Falls Bed and Breakfast, 6901 Wild Horse Trail. Tickets $150; sponsorships available. 806-995-8205)

Friendly Feud GalaThis new Ascension Academy fundraiser will feature corporate and family teams from the Amarillo area facing off in a live game show hosted by Amarillo Little Theatre's Jason Crespin. Attendees also will enjoy dinner, drinks, live and silent auctions, and dancing. (6 p.m. April 14, West Texas A&M University's Legacy Hall in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center. Tickets $100; sponsorships available. 806-342-0515)

Amarillo Policeman's Ball: Celebrate men and women in blue with a dinner and dance. (6:30 p.m. April 14, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $50, with tables available. 806-378-4252 or martin.birkenfeld@amarillo.gov)

Jordan Feliz: The R&B/gospel singer will perform. (7 p.m. April 14, Grace Church, 4111 Plains Blvd. Tickets $20 to $45, plus fees. 714-545-8900) 

Music Under the Stars: Musicians Cecil White and John Walker will perform at Caprock Canyons State Park(7 p.m. April 14, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

WT Choir and Orchestra: The university ensembles will perform. (7:30 p.m. April 14, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

Gerardo Ortiz: The Mexican artist will perform with Los Alegres del Barrranco and Banda Renovacion. (8 p.m. April 14, Azteca Music Hall, 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1921. Tickets TBA. 806-335-9990)

No Man's Land: Harold Pinter's classic drama about two poets drinking the night away and who may or may not share a past gets its first-ever staging by Amarillo Little Theatre(8 p.m. April 14; continues through April 15. ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Dark Night Star Party: Enjoy the heavens above at this after-dark event at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. Wear warm clothes. (8:30 p.m. April 14, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument near Fritch. Free. 806-857-3151)

Eroticon III: The Stark Night: Amarillo's Galatea Burlesk gets nerdy and raunchy with this two-night show featuring guests Chordella Smash on April 13 and Clint Liquor on April 14. (9 p.m. April 13; continues April 14. The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $10. 806-322-1806) 

Mike & The Moonpies: The Texas traditionalists return with tunes from new album Steak Night at the Prairie Rose. Amarillo native blues star Cody Jasper will open. (10 p.m. April 14, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

April 15

The season finale of "The Walking Dead" and season premiere of "Fear the Walking Dead" will screen April 15 at Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16.
Courtesy Fathom / AMC

Crown of Texas Stampede Horse Show: The Crown of Texas Arabian Horse Club will bring back this horse show. (8 a.m. April 15. Bill Cody Arena on Tri-State Fairgrounds, free. 806-376-7767)

Yellow City Comic Con: This pop-culture celebration returns for a fourth year, featuring video game tournaments, celebrity panels, vendors, cosplay and more. Among the celebs scheduled: Walter Jones, the original Black Power Ranger; Austin St. John, the original Red Power Ranger; Tom Kane, the cartoon voice of Yoda; Amber Nash, Pam Poovey on Archer; and more. A portion of proceeds benefits Children's Miracle Network. (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 15. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North and South Exhibit Halls and Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $15 daily, $25 for two days, $30 for three days. 806-367-8566)

Friends of the Amarillo Public Library Book Sale: Shop for a new favorite read. (2 to 6 p.m. April 15. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

No Man's Land: Harold Pinter's classic drama about two poets drinking the night away and who may or may not share a past gets its first-ever staging by Amarillo Little Theatre(2:30 p.m. April 15. ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

WT Tuba/Euphonium studio: The low-brass players will perform. (3 p.m. April 15, WT Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

AC Chamber Orchestra and Suzuki: The ensembles will give a joint spring concert. (3 p.m. April 15, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5340)

Stream Through Mountain Valley: Baritone Chancelor Barbaree and pianist E.P. Simmons will perform at this recital featuring works by Quilter, Korngold, Copland and more. (3 p.m. April 15, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St. Free; donations accepted.)

Survival Sunday: Zombie attack! The Walking Dead season finale and Fear the Walking Dead season premiere will screen back-to-back and commercial-free. (7:30 p.m. April 15, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Earth Day New Moon Hike: Celebrate Earth Day early at Palo Duro Canyon State Park with a hike from Mack Dick Group Pavilion on one of the darkest nights of the month. (8 p.m. April 15, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

 

April 16

Vanessa Silberman will perform with Carissa Johnson on April 16 at The 806 Coffee + Lounge.

Amarillo Reads: Miniature Quilt Making: Learn to make a nine-square quilt with materials provided by Friends of the Amarillo Public Library. (6 p.m. April 16, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Feeding the Birds: Enjoy story time and learn to make a bird feeder. (6 to 8 p.m. April 16, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Phoenix Wilder & The Great Elephant Adventure: This family drama tells the story of a 13-year-old orphan who moves to Africa and bonds with a bull elephant. (6 p.m. April 16, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky: The latest Indie Lens Pop-Up screening from Panhandle PBS will feature this lyrical documentary about the poet, author and activist and his views about industrial agriculture vs. family farms. (6:30 p.m. April 16, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Free. 806-371-5224) 

Amarillo College Community Band: Audience members will attempt to guess titles and composers of nine eclectic pieces at the band's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" concert. (7:30 p.m. April 16, AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Free. kbartley@actx.edu)

Vanessa Silberman and Carissa Johnson: The rock singers (see here and here) hit town on their joint Crystal Sun Tour. (9 p.m. April 16, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

 

April 17

Adelitas Way will perform April 17 at XR Downtown.

Week of the Young Child: Activities at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum for kids include Triceratops Tuesday. (9 and 10:30 a.m. April 17; continues through April 20. $3 per student. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. 806-651-2249)

Poetry Workshop: Celebrate National Poetry Month with a workshop and reading for kids and adults. (5 p.m. April 17, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

AC Suzuki: The young students will give solo recitals. (7 p.m. April 17, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5340)

The Dating ProjectThis faith-based romance advice film will screen. (7 p.m. April 17, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Adelitas Way: The Las Vegas rockers will bring their Notorious tour to town with Sons of Texas, Stone Broken and Taking Dawn. (8 p.m. April 17, XR Downtown, 715 S. Polk St. Tickets $10.79. 806-342-5200)

 

April 18

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum will celebrate the Week of the Young Child from April 17 to 20.

Week of the Young Child: Activities at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum for kids include Wiggly Wednesday, with snake activities and a dance party. (9 and 10:30 a.m. April 18; continues through April 20. $3 per student. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. 806-651-2249)

Puppy Tales: Kids can practice their skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs. (4 p.m. April 18, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Leroy Miller: The blues singer will perform with openers Black & Denton. (9 p.m. April 18, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

 

April 19

West Texas A&M University will stage "9 to 5" April 19 to 29.

Pinhole Photographs: Photographers Robin Germany and Kim Brown will display their recent works in a lead-up to Worldwide Pinhole Day celebrations on April 29. (April 19 to May 11, Southern Light Gallery, located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons on Amarillo College's Washington Street campus. 806-345-5654)

Super Troopers 2: This anticipated sequel to the cult comedy hits theaters. Advance tickets are on sale now at Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; United Artists Amarillo Star 14 is expected to follow. (Previews April 19; opens April 20)

Week of the Young Child: Activities at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum for kids include Time Travel Thursday, exploring civilizations from Native Americans to pioneers to modern-day residents. (9 and 10:30 a.m. April 19; continues through April 20. $3 per student. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. 806-651-2249)

Spring Fling — A Celebration of Education: District Attorney James Farren, Amarillo College's 2018 distinguished alumnus, will be recognized at this event. (6 p.m. April 19, Oeschger Family Mall on the AC Washington Street campus. Tickets are $50; sponsorships available. 806-371-5107)

Spring 1918, Over Here: Production and Perceptions on the Eve of Desperate Battle: Historians at West Texas A&M University will discuss how World War I impacted agriculture, immigration, women's rights and more in this panel discussion. (7 p.m. April 19, Hazelwood Lecture Hall at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. 806-651-2430)

Buckin Wild Music Festival: The fifth annual Oklahoma music and barrel racing festival returns with an acoustic night. (7:30 p.m. April 19; continues through April 21. Flying W Guest Ranch, 10874 N. 1920 Road near Elk City, Okla. Tickets $10 or $50 for three-day pass. 727-688-2994) 

9 to 5: The West Texas A&M University theater department will pour a cup of ambition and stage this Dolly Parton-penned musical adaptation of the hit film. (7:30 p.m. April 19; continues through April 29. WT Branding Iron Theatre. Tickets $16 adults, $12 students, free for WT students, faculty and staff. 806-651-2804)

Joe Johnson: The Mississippi country singer will perform. (10 p.m. April 19, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

April 20

Aaron Watson will perform April 20 with Pat Green in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum.

(NOTE: Family animated comedy Duck Duck Goose, Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty and thriller Traffik are scheduled to open nationally, but advance tickets are not yet on sale. Release dates are subject to change.)

Week of the Young Child: Activities at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum for kids include Fix-It Friday, exploring engineering and building. (9 and 10:30 a.m. April 20. $3 per student. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. 806-651-2249)

Buckin Wild Music Festival: The fifth annual Oklahoma music and barrel racing festival returns with a lineup featuring Love and Theft, Wheeler's JW Lane & County Road X, Tyler Wilhelm, Jackson Tillman, Canyon's The RagTown Chiefs and more. (1 p.m. April 20; continues through April 21. Flying W Guest Ranch, 10874 N. 1920 Road near Elk City, Okla. Tickets $20 or $50 for three-day pass. 727-688-2994) 

Best of Texas Storyteller Gala: Songwriters Wendell Mobley, Paul Overstreet and Lee Thomas Miller will headline the annual Junior League of Amarillo fundraiser, which also includes dinner, bar and live and silent auctions. (6 p.m. April 20, Cornerstone Ranch Events Center, 1901 Cement Road. Tickets $200; sponsorships available. 806-374-0802)

Friday Family Night: This all-ages evening will feature an introduction to artists and works featured in Chamber Music Amarillo's concert celebrating Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday(7 p.m. April 20, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Free. 806-236-3545)

9 to 5: The West Texas A&M University theater department will pour a cup of ambition and stage this Dolly Parton-penned musical adaptation of the hit film. (7:30 p.m. April 20; continues through April 29. WT Branding Iron Theatre. Tickets $16 adults, $12 students, free for WT students, faculty and staff. 806-651-2804)

Aaron Watson and Pat Green: The Texas country greats (see here and here) will team for a concert in Watson's hometown. (8 p.m. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $17 to $39.50, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

An American in Paris: This original Lone Star Ballet production adapts George Gershwin's music (with inspiration from the 1951 Gene Kelly film). (8 p.m. April 20; continues April 21. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 to $40, plus fees. 806-372-2463 or 806-378-3096)

Ryley Walker: The Chicago folk singer will perform. (10 p.m. April 20, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Flatland Cavalry: The Lubbock-based Americana band will return. (10 p.m. April 20, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

SymmaTree: The hip-hop artist will perform with local DJs on his Second Star to the Right tour. (10 p.m. April 20, Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-367-9840)

 

April 21

The Amarillo Venom will play Duke City Gladiators on April 21.

Wild Canyon Ultra: Run with the bison at Caprock Canyons State Park in this Texas Eco Race Series event — with corresponding mountain bike race. Distances are 10k, 25k, 50k and 100k on a single-track dirt trail looping the course. (7 a.m. April 21, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Entry fee $55 to $150; park admission $4. 806-455-1492) 

Panhandle Cutting Horse Association: Top regional cowboys saddle up for action. (8 a.m. April 21; continues April 22. Bill Cody Arena on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Earth Day: Celebrate Mother Earth with a day full of activities, including tips on habitats for butterflies and hummingbirds, tree seedlings and seeds to attract Monarch butterflies, crafts, face painting and more. Amarillo Zoo will team with Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Panhandle PBS and others. (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12. 806-381-7911)

Amarillo Reads: Memory Quilts: Learn how memory quilts tell stories and preserve history. (10 a.m. April 21, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Downtown Amarillo Walking Tour: Michael Grauer of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum will offer insight into the history and architecture of Amarillo's central hub. Begins at Herring Hotel and concludes at Santa Fe Building. Limited to 20 participants. (10 a.m. April 21, Herring Hotel, 311 S.E. Third Ave. Cost $25. 806-651-2244) 

Patriot Festival: This San Jacinto Christian Academy block party will feature bounce houses, food trucks, carnival games, live music, a rock-climbing all and more. (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21. 501 S. Carolina St. Tickets $1. 806-372-2285)

Record Store Day: This pop-up vinyl swap meet from High Plains Public Radio is one of a few celebrations around town, including a Vinylthon from 9 a.m. to noon on FM90, featuring three hours of music played on vinyl. (noon to 3 p.m. April 21, High Plains Public Radio, 104 S.W. Sixth Ave. 806-367-9088)

Buckin Wild Music Festival: The fifth annual Oklahoma music and barrel racing festival returns with a lineup featuring Love and Theft, Wheeler's JW Lane & County Road XTyler WilhelmJackson Tillman, Canyon's The RagTown Chiefs and more. (1 p.m. April 21. Flying W Guest Ranch, 10874 N. 1920 Road near Elk City, Okla. Tickets $30 or $50 for three-day pass. 727-688-2994) 

Earth Day Fun: Celebrate Earth Day with stories, science and crafts. (2 to 4 p.m. April 21, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Palo Duro Cowboy Church Ranch Rodeo: Saddle up for this event featuring an open bronc ride, mutton bustin', calf scramble and more. (4 p.m. April 21; checkin in at 2:30. 12200 W. U.S. Highway 60. Free. 806-655-4700)

Amarillo Venom: The indoor football squad continues its season with a bout with Duke City Gladiators(6 p.m. April 21, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 to $40. 806-350-7277)

2018 BisonFest Kickoff Party: Learn who's playing at the 2018 BisonFest at this party with live music, dancing, free beverages and more. (7 p.m. April 21, Quitaque Country Club, First and Main streets in Quitaque. Tickets $40. 806-455-1492)

An American in Paris: This original Lone Star Ballet production adapts George Gershwin's music (with inspiration from the 1951 Gene Kelly film). (3 and 8 p.m. April 21. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 to $40, plus fees. 806-372-2463 or 806-378-3096)

Second Chance Prom: This fundraiser for Martha's Home will sparkle in a new location and feature hors d'ouevres from several Amarillo restaurants, dancing with DJ Paul Carter of Ultimate Events & Weddings and aerial artists from Flying Fitness Aerial Arts, as well as a cash bar, prom photos, a silent auction and more. (7 p.m. April 21, Amarillo Netplex, 4101 Hillside Road. Tickets $45 singles, and $85 couples; tables are available for $350. 806-443-5577 or sarah@marthashome.org)

9 to 5: The West Texas A&M University theater department will pour a cup of ambition and stage this Dolly Parton-penned musical adaptation of the hit film. (7:30 p.m. April 21; continues through April 29. WT Branding Iron Theatre. Tickets $16 adults, $12 students, free for WT students, faculty and staff. 806-651-2804)

Chamber Music Amarillo: The ensemble — featuring bass Leon Turner, violinist Annie Chalex Boyle, clarinetist Doug Storey and pianist Hyeree Roux — will celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. (8 p.m. April 21, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets $35 adults, $10 students. 806-236-3545)

Star Party: Meet at the Lone Star Interpretive Theater at Palo Duro Canyon State Park to learn about the night sky. Camp chairs, warm clothes and blankets are recommended. (9 p.m. April 21, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

 

April 22

The Chenaults will perform for FASO on April 22.

Wild Canyon Classic: Tackle a one-of-a-kind bike trail in 25k, 50k and 100k races at Caprock Canyons State Park(7 a.m. April 22, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Entry fee $60 to $110; park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Panhandle Cutting Horse Association: Top regional cowboys saddle up for action. (8 a.m. April 22. Bill Cody Arena on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

The Cat ReturnsThe Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 continues with this fantasy adventure. (12:55 p.m. April 22 [English-dubbed]; continues through April 25. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

9 to 5: The West Texas A&M University theater department will pour a cup of ambition and stage this Dolly Parton-penned musical adaptation of the hit film. (2:30 p.m. April 22; continues through April 29. WT Branding Iron Theatre. Tickets $16 adults, $12 students, free for WT students, faculty and staff. 806-651-2804)

Russian Music Festival: The West Texas A&M University Symphony Orchestra, violinist Evgeny Zvonnikov and pianist Anastasia Dedik will perform at this second-annual fest. (3 p.m. April 22, WT Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Tickets TBA. 806-651-2840)

The Chenaults: The husband-and-wife organists will return for a concert for Friends of Aeolian Skinner, Opus 1024(7:30 p.m. April 22, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St. Tickets $30 adults, $10 students. 806-376-6316, ext. 105)

WT Trumpet Studio: The university buglers will perform. (7:30 p.m. April 22, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

 

April 23

"The Cat Returns" will screen April 22, 23 and 25 as part of the Studio Ghibli Fest.
Courtesy Fathom

The Cat ReturnsThe Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 continues with this fantasy adventure. (7 p.m. April 23 [subtitled]; continues through April 25. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

 

April 24

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, with guest Richard Thompson, will perform April 24 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium.

Financial Literacy for Women: West Texas Chapter of Better Investing will offer information for women on planning for the future. (7 p.m. April 24, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Fragments of TruthThis faith-based special features Craig Evans' attempts to prove historical foundations behind the New Testament. (7 p.m. April 24, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Pearls of Wisdom: This Story Time activity will show how jewelry can teach important lessons. (7 p.m. April 24, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Hemlock: The metal band's 25th-anniversary tour rolls through for a show with Sevidemic and Cidal. (7:30 p.m. April 24, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $10. 806-331-7305)

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit: The Americana favorite hits town (finally) with guitar legend Richard Thompson opening. (8 p.m. April 24, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $29.50 to $57.50, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

 

April 25

The 1984 film "The Karate Kid" and the new YouTube Red follow-up series "Cobra Kai" will screen April 25 at Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16.
Courtesy Fathom / YouTube

The Cat ReturnsThe Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 continues with this fantasy adventure. (7 p.m. April 25 [English-dubbed]. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive) 

Cobra Kai premiere event: The 1984 Karate Kid will screen alongside the first two episodes of the new YouTube Red series, which picks up on the story of Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny (William Zabka) 34 years later. (7 p.m. April 25, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

 

April 26

"Avengers: Infinity War," starring Josh Brolin as Thanos, previews April 26.
Courtesy Marvel Studios

Avengers: Infinity WarThe massively anticipated superhero smorgasbord finally hits theaters. Advance tickets are on sale now at United Artists Amarillo Star 14 and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. (Previews April 26; opens April 27)

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club: Join the discussion of Jodi Thomas' Mornings on Main(12:15 p.m. April 26, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Bachelor of Fine Arts Show: Celebrate the opening of this exhibition of works by West Texas A&M University students. (6 to 8 p.m. April 26, Dord Fitz Formal Art Gallery. 806-651-2799)

9 to 5: The West Texas A&M University theater department will pour a cup of ambition and stage this Dolly Parton-penned musical adaptation of the hit film. (7:30 p.m. April 26; continues through April 29. WT Branding Iron Theatre. Tickets $16 adults, $12 students, free for WT students, faculty and staff. 806-651-2804)

Stephen Harrigan: The author (Remembering Ben Clayton) and longtime Texas Monthly contributor will speak for the Center for the Study of the American West. (7:30 p.m. April 26, Hazelwood Lecture Hall at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. 806-651-5238)

WT Chorale: The university vocalists will perform. (7:30 p.m. April 26, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

Bob Wills Day: Festivities in Turkey celebrating its most famous native son kick off with a dance. (8 p.m. April 26; continues through April 28. Bob Wills Museum, 602 Lyles St. in Turkey. $15. 806-423-1253)

Cinderella: The State Street Ballet will stage its original production of the fairy tale for Clovis Community College's Cultural Arts Series. (7 p.m. MT, Marshall Middle School, 100 Commerce Way in Clovis, N.M. Tickets $20 adults, $15 seniors, military and students. 575-769-4031)

Zigtebra: The indie pop band will perform. (9 p.m. April 26, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

 

April 27

Bob Wills Day festivities run April 26 to 28 in Turkey.

Bob Wills Day: Festivities in Turkey celebrating its most famous native son kick off with more dancing. (5:30 p.m. April 27; continues through April 28. Bob Wills Museum, 602 Lyles St. in Turkey. $20. 806-423-1253)

Final Friday Art Bazaar: This monthly event includes an art show by Marcus Melton, bazaar and homemade crafts. (5:30 p.m. April 27, Gallery on 7th, 513 S.W. Seventh Ave. Free. 806-681-0821)

Parents Night Out: Drop off kids ages 4 to 11 for an evening of "smart art." (5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 27, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. $20 for first child and $15 for additional children for members, $25 for first child and $20 for additional for nonmembers. 806-355-9547)

Relay for Life of Panhandle PlainsTeams will take laps and make money at this annual event, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society. (6 p.m. April 27, Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. Registration free. 806-353-4306)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra will close out its season with a couple of major compositions: Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 and Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. The latter, performed in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Bernstein's birth, will feature Amarillo Master Chorale(7:30 p.m. April 27; continues April 28. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $15 to $54, plus fees. 806-376-8782)

Be More Chill: This contemporary musical, to be staged by TheatreAC, is based on Ned Vizzini's popular 2004 YA sci-fi novel about a teen boy who ingests a super computer in an effort to escape bullies and find popularity. (7:30 p.m. April 27; continues through May 5. Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors, AC faculty, staff and students. 806-371-5359)

9 to 5: The West Texas A&M University theater department will pour a cup of ambition and stage this Dolly Parton-penned musical adaptation of the hit film. (7:30 p.m. April 27; continues through April 29. WT Branding Iron Theatre. Tickets $16 adults, $12 students, free for WT students, faculty and staff. 806-651-2804)

Welcome to the Green Envy: This all-dance production at City Studios hopes to inspire and invoke creativity. (8 p.m. April 27, City Studios, Studio 25 at The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. Tickets TBA. 806-282-6573)

Nighttime Narratives: Enjoy campfire storytelling detailing Caprock Canyons State Park's history. (8:30 p.m. April 27, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

 

April 28

Amarillo Symphony and Amarillo Master Chorale will perform April 27 and 28.

Bob Wills Day: Festivities in Turkey celebrating its most famous native son continue with a day-long arts & crafts show, outdoor concerts, a parade and more, concluding with a dance with Jody Nix & The Texas Cowboys. (all day April 28, Bob Wills Museum, 602 Lyles St. in Turkey. Most activities free; $20 for dance. 806-423-1253)

Birding Walk & Talk: Meet at Chinaberry Day Use Area at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for an early morning birding walk of less than one mile. Binoculars and bird guides are helpful but not required. (7:30 a.m. April 28, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Giddy Up for Tex 5K Run/Walk: This new fundraiser, a timed race and casual walk, will benefit the Tex Randall Project, which continues to provide for maintenance of the tall cowboy statue on U.S. Highway 60 in Canyon. (9 a.m. April 28, downtown square in Canyon. Registration fee $30; those who register by April 16 will get a free event T-shirt. 806-656-6833)

U.S. Team Roping Championship: Panhandle Classic: Catch top ropers in action. (9 a.m. April 28; continues April 29. Amarillo National Center at Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Amarillo Reads: Writers Round Table: Author Jodi Thomas will discuss writing as a career and as a hobby. (10 a.m. April 28, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Financial Literacy for Women: West Texas Chapter of Better Investing will offer information for women on planning for the future. (10 a.m. April 28, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Little Habitat on the Prairie: Take a guided nature hike through habitats of different prairie plants and animals. (10 a.m. April 28, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

March for BabiesTiny humans will get a big boost thanks to this annual 2.5-mile walk for March of Dimes. (10 a.m. April 28, Town Square Village, 9200 Town Square Blvd.; on-site registration begins at 9 a.m., and opening ceremonies begin at 9:45 a.m. Registration free. 806-553-2391)

Tri-State Reptile Expo: Get up close and personal with reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates at this annual show. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28; continues April 29. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. $10 adult weekend pass, $5 children.)

CendrillonThe Met: Live in HD continues with the company's first production of Massenet's Cinderella story starring Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote and Kathleen Kim. (11:55 a.m. April 28, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

City Nature Challenge Hike: Meet at Chinaberry Day Use Area at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for a 1.5 mile hike using the iNaturalist app, part of the three-day City Nature Challenge, in which more than 60 cities will compete to see who can make the most observations of nature. (2 p.m. April 28, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Trailway Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour of the historic Caprock Canyons Trailway. Reservations are required. (2 p.m. April 28, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4; tours $10. 806-455-1492)

WT Trombone Studio: The university slide demons will perform. (5 p.m. April 28, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

Amarillo Venom: The indoor football squad continues its season with a bout with Wichita Force(6 p.m. April 28, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 to $40. 806-350-7277)

Potter County Steak Out: Enjoy a prime rib dinner and music from Next to Kin and Danny Cadra at this fundraiser for Poter County Buyers Club. BYOB. (6 p.m. April 28, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

Geneology Lock-In: The theme of this annual party is the Roaring Twenties, and participants can learn the Charleston, research and more. Space is limited; registration is required. (6:30 to 9 p.m. April 28, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-6022)

Saddle Up & Save a LifeTexas country favorites Randy Rogers Band will headline this fundraiser for Heal the City free clinic. The evening will include dinner, music, dancing, open bar and silent and live auctions. (6:30 p.m. April 28m Piehl Barn, 900 Farm-to-Market Road 2381 in Bushland. Sold out. 806-236-5454 or 806-231-2894)

Amarillo Symphony:The orchestra will close out its season with a couple of major compositions: Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 and Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. The latter, performed in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Bernstein's birth, will feature Amarillo Master Chorale. (7:30 p.m. April 28. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $15 to $54, plus fees. 806-376-8782)

Be More Chill: This contemporary musical, to be staged by TheatreAC, is based on Ned Vizzini's popular 2004 YA sci-fi novel about a teen boy who ingests a super computer in an effort to escape bullies and find popularity. (7:30 p.m. April 27; continues through May 5. Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors, AC faculty, staff and students. 806-371-5359)

9 to 5: The West Texas A&M University theater department will pour a cup of ambition and stage this Dolly Parton-penned musical adaptation of the hit film. (7:30 p.m. April 28; continues through April 29. WT Branding Iron Theatre. Tickets $16 adults, $12 students, free for WT students, faculty and staff. 806-651-2804)

Gatsby PartyThe Amarillo Little Theatre Guild will revisit the Roaring '20s with this second annual party, featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres from Imperial Taproom, an open bar, live entertainment and dancing, live auction, wine pull and coffee from Palace Coffee. The Great Gatsby-inspired attire or formal attire is requested. (8 p.m. April 28, Encore House, 501 S. Grant St. Tickets $75 in advance, $100 at the door. 806-355-9991)

Mary Ann Goodnight & The Texas State Bison Herd: See how Goodnight helped save the Southern Plains buffalo from near extinction in this Caprock Canyons State Park event. (8:30 p.m. April 28, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Tejon Street Corner Thieves: The Colorado Springs-based punk-bluegrass band returns. (10 p.m. April 20, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

April 29

The Tri-State Reptile Expo returns April 28 and 29.

U.S. Team Roping Championship: Panhandle Classic: Catch top ropers in action. (9 a.m. April 28; continues April 29. Amarillo National Center at Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Tri-State Reptile Expo: Get up close and personal with reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates at this annual show. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. $10 adult weekend pass, $5 children.)

Amarillo Symphony Youth Orchestra: The student ensembles will give their spring concerts. In a first, the Amarillo Youth Choirs will join for two songs. (2 and 4 p.m. April 29, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10. 806-376-8782)

Labyrinth: The fantasy classic, starring the late David Bowie as the Goblin King, will screen in a three-day celebration April 29 and May 1 and 2. (2 and 7 p.m. April 29; continues through May 2. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

9 to 5: The West Texas A&M University theater department will pour a cup of ambition and stage this Dolly Parton-penned musical adaptation of the hit film. (2:30 p.m. April 29. WT Branding Iron Theatre. Tickets $16 adults, $12 students, free for WT students, faculty and staff. 806-651-2804)

Full Moon Hike: Join a Palo Duro Canyon State Park interpreter for this glowing hike. Reservations required; space is limited. (8 p.m. April 29, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

 

April 30

Civic Amarillo and Celebrity Attractions' Broadway Spotlight Series will bring in "Chicago" on April 30 and May 1.
Photo by Paul Kolnik

Amarillo Reads: Geneology: Author Jodi Thomas will discuss how family stories can spark ideas in writing. (6:30 p.m. April 30, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Locksmith: The rapper will bring his Louder Than Words tour to town with J. LatelyLeon the God, Stevieboy Muziq, Black ProjectCryptonite and ReZerekt(7 p.m. April 30, Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5 advance, $7 at door. 806-367-9840)

Chicago: The razzle-dazzle musical returns as part of Civic Amarillo and Celebrity Attractions' Broadway Spotlight Series. (7:30 p.m. April 30; continues May 1. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $25 to $65, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

 

 

 

Ongoing

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument: The monument, about 35 miles north of Amarillo near Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Daily hikes with rangers are offered from 10 a.m. to noon; reservations requested. Admission is free. Call 806-857-6680.
  • Amarillo Botanical Gardens: The gardens, 1400 Streit Drive, are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays through April. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children through eighth grade. Call 806-352-6513.
  • Amarillo Escape and Mystery: Attempt to escape a variety of themed locked rooms in 60 minutes at this attraction, 12208 Canyon Drive. It's open daily by reservation; games must be booked two hours in advance. Cost is $20, plus tax. Call 806-414-2382.
  • Amarillo Museum of Art: The museum, 2200 S. Van Buren St., is featuring Tibetan Tsakli and Saddle Blankets through April 14. It's open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Call 806-371-5050.
  • Amarillo Public Library: Look for daily events for children (and book clubs for adults) throughout the spring at all branches. Call 806-378-3051.
  • Amarillo Railroad Museum: The museum, 3160 I Ave., is open 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Call 806-335-3333.
  • Amarillo Suite Escape: Visitors can attempt to escape from three rooms with rotating themes at this attraction, 715 S. Lamar St. Hours are noon to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, plus by appointment. Cost is $20, plus tax. Call 806-640-3831.
  • Amarillo Zoo: The zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail, is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12, and free on Monday. Call 806-381-7911.
  • American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: The facility, 2601 E. Interstate 40, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (closed holidays). It's featuring Hard Work and Horse Power through July 29. Admission is $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 veterans, $3 children ages 6 to 18 and free for active-duty military and children 5 and younger. Call 806-376-4811. 
  • Bill’s Backyard Classics: The classic car and truck museum, 5309 S. Washington St., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older. Call 806-373-8194.
  • Caprock Canyons State Park: The canyon, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque, is open daily. Park admission $4 for ages 12 and older. Call 806-455-1492.
  • Cerulean Gallery: The gallery, 814 S. Taylor St., features Quintessential Amarillo through April 11. It's open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. Call 806-576-0063.
  • The Colony Frame & Gallery: The shop, 2606 Wolflin Ave., features its Spring Art Show & Sale through May 26. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Call 806-352-2782.
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center: The center, 1200 Streit Drive, features Wild Music through May 20. It's open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $11 adults, $8 children and students (to age 22), military and seniors. Call 806-355-9547.
  • Extreme Laser Tag: Take aim at this indoor attraction, 2503 S.W. 45th Ave. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment. Admission is $6, plus tax, per person per game; group rates available. Call 806-367-8954.
  • The Galleries at Sunset Center: The galleries, 3701 Plains Blvd., are generally open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission is free. Call 806-353-5700.
  • Harrington House: The historic home, 1600 S. Polk St., features free tours conducted on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 806-374-5490.
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area: The park, located 50 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch, is open 24 hours a day. The area also includes Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. Admission is free. Call 806-857-3151.
  • Palo Duro Adventure Park and Zip Line: This attraction, located near the entrance of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Memorial Day, weather permitting. Call 806-488-2260.
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park: The canyon, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217, is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission $5. Call 806-488-2227.
  • Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: The museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon, features Pop Culture through Dec. 31. It's open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays through May. Admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children and free for members and children younger than 4. Call 806-651-2244.
  • River Breaks Ranch: This attraction, 7802 Durrett Drive, offers sporting clays, team roping, horse racing and more. Call 806-374-0357.
  • Southern Light Gallery: The art gallery, located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons on Amarillo College's Washington Street campus, is open 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 5:50 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-345-5654. 
  • Texas Air & Space Museum: The museum, 10001 American Drive, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free; donations accepted. Call 806-335-9159.
  • Wildcat Bluff Nature Center: The center, 2301 N. Soncy Road, is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and children. Call 806-352-6007.
  • Xcape Room Warehouse: The escape room attraction, 714 S.E. 10th Ave., is open from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays; other times available by appointment. Admission $25. Call 806-353-6353.

 

 

Chip Chandler is a producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at Chip.Chandler@actx.edu, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.

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