January calendar of events: AMoA Open, Concerto Extraordinaire, WWE Live, Disney Live, more

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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

The dawn of 2018 arrives with a slew of events. Check out this roundup, and make your plans now!

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.

 

Jan. 1

A New Year's Day hike in Palo Duro Canyon begins at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 1.
Courtesy Texas Parks & Wildlife

First Day Sunset Hike: Kick off 2018 with a hike along the Civilian Conservation Corps trail, an easy-to-moderate hike slightly more than one-mile long. Meet at the Visitor Center, dress appropriately for the weather, wear good hiking shoes and bring a flashlight and water. (5:30 p.m. Jan. 1, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 1; continues through Jan. 2, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

 

Jan. 2

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 2. (6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 2, Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

 

Jan. 4

Comic Kristin Key will give a hometown show Jan. 4 at Hoots Pub.

Kristin Key: The Amarillo native and touring comedian returns with her Home for the Holidays show. (8 p.m. Jan. 4, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $10.)

Brad Fielder: The folk/country-blues singer-songwriter will perform. (10 p.m. Jan. 4, Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

Jan. 5

First Friday Art Walk is Jan. 5 at The Galleries at Sunset Center.

(NOTEInsidious: The Last Key, the fourth installment in the franchise, is scheduled to open this day, 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. Jan. 5, Don Harrington Discovery Center. Admission $11 adults, $8 children, students, military and seniors. 806-355-9547)

Toddler Tracks: Kids in pre-kindergarten or younger can read a book, do a craft and take a nature walk in this event at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center. (10 a.m. Jan. 5, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, 2301 N. Soncy Road. Free for members; free with admission of $4 for adults and $3 for children and seniors; reservations requested. 806-352-6007)

First Friday Art Walk: The monthly stroll through The Galleries at Sunset Center will feature new works by several of the gallery owners. Among the special events is City Studios' one-year anniversary party, featuring a black-light art experience. (5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 5, The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. Free. 806-352-2706)

Mr. Popper's Penguins: The kids at Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will stage this stage adaptation of the 1938 book by Richard and Florence Atwater about a man who unexpectedly gets a male penguin, then a female, delivered to him; it was adapted into a 2011 movie starring Jim Carrey. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 5; continues through Jan. 7. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. $12 ages 12 and older, $10 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

 

Jan. 6

Chamber Music Amarillo's Concerto Extraordinaire concert is Jan. 6.

Canyon Driving Tour: Take a guided tour through Palo Duro Canyon State Park and learn about its flora, fauna, geology and history. Limited to first 14 people; a waiting list will be used, and passengers must be old enough to ride in van without a car or booster seat. Meet at the gatehouse. (10 a.m. Jan. 6, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Women's Book Club: Join the club's reading challenge. (10 a.m. Jan. 6 Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Family Art: Create prismatic works while painting by sticker. (1 p.m. Jan. 6, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

AMoA Open: Artists both amateur and professional can hang their own works salon-style (one per artist) in this annual exhibition, which closes Jan. 14. Art may be hung from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 5 and 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 6. (7 p.m. Jan. 6 opening reception; hangs through Jan. 14. Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. Free. 806-371-5050)

Mr. Popper's Penguins: The kids at Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will stage this stage adaptation of the 1938 book by Richard and Florence Atwater about a man who unexpectedly gets a male penguin, then a female, delivered to him; it was adapted into a 2011 movie starring Jim Carrey. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 6; continues through Jan. 7. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. $12 ages 12 and older, $10 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

Concerto Extraordinaire: The annual Chamber Music Amarillo extravaganza will feature soprano Suzanne Ramo, conductor Michael Palmer and the Amarillo Virtuosi performing works by Igor Stravinsky and Gustav Mahler. (8 p.m. Jan. 6, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. $35. 806-236-3545)

Ragland: The Oklahoma rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Jan. 6, Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-367-9840)

 

Jan. 7

The Bridal Show of Amarillo: Vendors and merchants will be on hand to help brides plan a wedding in one day. (noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 7, Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $7 advance, $10 at door. 806-410-3087)

Mr. Popper's Penguins: The kids at Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will stage this stage adaptation of the 1938 book by Richard and Florence Atwater about a man who unexpectedly gets a male penguin, then a female, delivered to him; it was adapted into a 2011 movie starring Jim Carrey. (2:30 p.m. Jan. 7. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. $12 ages 12 and older, $10 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

 

Jan. 8

Origami in a Box: Children ages 12 and older can learn how to fold recycled and decorative paper into boxes for keepsakes or gifts. (7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

 

Jan. 9

Panhandle PBS and others will host an Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of "I Am Not Your Negro" on Jan. 9.
Courtesy Dan Budnik

Indie Lens Pop-Up Screening: Watch the Academy Award-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, based on an unfinished work by author James Baldwin, before its broadcast debut in this event sponsored by Panhandle PBS, the Amarillo branch of the NAACP and the Amarillo Public Library. A panel discussion follows. (6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, Amarillo Public Library downtown branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-371-5479)

FireSongs: This concert series featuring original music will continue with Amarillo singer-songwriter Clark Griffin. (7 p.m. Jan. 9, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. 806-331-2232)

Namazu: The punk band will perform. (10 p.m. Jan. 9, Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-367-9840)

 

Jan. 10

American Aquarium will perform Jan. 10 at Hoots Pub.

American Aquarium: The rocking Americana band will return. (10 p.m. Jan. 10, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

Jan. 11

Dinosaur Club: Kids ages 6 to 10 can enjoy dinosaur stories and crafts. (4 to 5 p.m. Jan. 11, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception: This film takes a Biblical look at UFO sightings. (7 p.m. Jan. 11, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

 

Jan. 12

Ginger Nelson's "Polk Street Stroll" is among the works that will hang in Cerulean Gallery's "Floor to Ceiling" exhibition beginning Jan. 12.

(NOTEThe Commuter, an action thriller starring Liam Neeson; Condorito: La Pelicula, a Spanish-language animated feature; Paddington 2, a sequel to the family-friendly comedy; and Proud Mary, an action thriller starring Taraji P. Hensen; are scheduled to open this day, but advance tickets are not yet on sale. Release dates are subject to change.)

Vedem: The Underground Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto: This exhibition honors the longest-running underground magazine in a Nazi camp during World War II. It's part of Amarillo Public Library's Amarillo Reads focus on Elie Wiesel. (On view through February, Amarillo Public Library downtown branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Art exhibition: A collection of works by Steve Frish will open at Chalice Abbey. (Closing date TBA. Chalice Abbey Center for Spirituality and the Arts, 2717 Stanley St. 806-367-9088)

McCracken Team RopingCrack competitors will kick up some dust. (11 a.m. Jan. 12; continues through Jan. 14, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

Floor to Ceiling: The Cerulean Gallery will celebrate its 12th anniversary (almost three of those in Amarillo) with this exhibition featuring works by Ginger Nelson, Nic Noblique, Christina Hall-Strauss, Robin Hazard, Jena Rawley Taylor and Nathan Taylor. Opening night proceeds benefit Amarillo Symphony. (6 p.m. Jan. 12 opening reception; on view through Feb. 21. 814 S. Taylor St. Free. 806-576-0063)

Yellow City Sounds Live: The Panhandle PBS / FM90 concert series continues with Amarillo-based Americana band Comanche Moon. (7 p.m. Jan. 12, Panhandle PBS studio, 2408 S. Jackson St. Free with tickets. 806-371-5287)

WWE Live: Top wrestlers return to Amarillo with a bout that's scheduled to include a six-man tag-team match with The Shield, Samoa Joe and Raw tag-team champions Sheamus and Cesaro, plus The Miz, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor and more. (Card subject to change.) (7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $15 to $100, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Magic Mike XXL: A Ladies Night Out: A Las Vegas-based tribute act / male revue hits town. (9 p.m. Jan. 12 Tejano Wild West, 1200 S.E. 10th Ave. $15 in advance. 806-340-3313)

The Tejas Brothers: The Texas country/Tejano favorites return for a two-night stand. (10 p.m. Jan. 12, Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Bri Bagwell: The Texas country star will perform. (10 p.m. Jan. 12, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

Jan. 13

"Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic" will be staged twice Jan. 13.

McCracken Team RopingCrack competitors will kick up some dust. (7 a.m. Jan. 13; continues through Jan. 14, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

Make-A-Wish Tri-State Chili Cookoff: This annual fundraiser for Make-A-Wish of North Texas promises tasty treats and hopefully no heartburn. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 13, Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Cookoff entry fee $30; tasting cups $5. 806-674-8423)

Canyon Driving Tour: Take a guided tour through Palo Duro Canyon State Park and learn about its flora, fauna, geology and history. Limited to first 14 people; a waiting list will be used, and passengers must be old enough to ride in van without a car or booster seat. Meet at the gatehouse. (10 a.m. Jan. 13, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

The Opera House: Learn about the Metropolitan Opera's rich history in this new documentary from Susan Froemke. (12:55 p.m. Jan. 13; continues Jan. 17. Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic: Join Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and others for this stage show celebrating mystic mysteries. (1 and 4 p.m. Jan. 13, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $20 to $50, plus fees. 806-378-3096) 

Atlatl in the Afternoon: Learn about the atlatl, the main hunting tool in prehistoric times, in this event at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Dress comfortably for the weather, wear hiking boots or shoes, and bring water. Meet at park headquarters. (2 p.m. Jan. 13, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Fractured Fairy Tale Fun: Enjoy story time, a scavenger hunt, crafts and a STEM-based building project. (2 p.m. Jan. 13, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Constructs of Time: Amarillo photographer Jim Livingston will display time-lapse photography in a new exhibition. (6 p.m. Jan. 13, The R Gallery, 2400 Seventh Ave. No cover. 806-640-4308)

The Tejas Brothers: The Texas country/Tejano favorites return for a two-night stand.(10 p.m. Jan. 13, Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Sunny Sweeney: The Texas country star will perform. (10 p.m. Jan. 13, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

Jan. 14

"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" will screen Jan. 14 and 16 for TCM's Big Screen Classics series.
Courtesy Fathom / TCM

McCracken Team RopingCrack competitors will kick up some dust. (7 a.m. Jan. 14, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Bring your stinkin' badges for the 70th anniversary screenings of this Humphrey Bogart film for TCM's Big Screen Classics series. (2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 14; continues Jan. 16. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

The Living Deads: The touring rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Jan. 14, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5. 806-331-7305)

 

Jan. 16

Iron Clad: Cast and Painted Works by Jack Craft and Ted Laredo: Sculptor Craft and painter Laredo will join forces for a two-person show. (Jan. 16 to March 10, Dord Fitz Formal Art Gallery at West Texas A&M University. Free. jrevett@wtamu.edu)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Bring your stinkin' badges for the 70th anniversary screenings of this Humphrey Bogart film for TCM's Big Screen Classics series. (2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 16. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Stay Warm This Winter: Enjoy story time and craft a fleece scarf. (7 p.m. Jan. 16, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

 

Jan. 17

The Opera House: Learn about the Metropolitan Opera's rich history in this new documentary from Susan Froemke. (12:55 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Puppy Tales: Kids can practice their skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs. (4 p.m. Jan. 17, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

 

Jan. 18

Contemporary Christian artist Crowder will perform Jan. 18 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium.

Collecting 101: The Friends of Southwestern Art and Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's Michael Grauer will discuss the dos and don'ts of beginning an art collection. (6 p.m. Jan. 18, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free for FOSA members, $30 for nonmembers. 806-651-2244)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Odessa Jackelopes. (7 p.m. Jan. 18, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $13-$23 adults, $9-$23 children. 806-242-1122)

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940: This humorous whodunnit inspired by 1940s murder mysteries will be staged by Amarillo Little Theatre through Jan. 28. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 18; continues through Jan. 28. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-378-3096)

Crowder: The contemporary Christian act brings his Texas Takeover Tour to town. (7 p.m. Jan. 18, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $19 and $40, plus fees; VIP tickets available. 806-378-3096)

Mary and the Witch's Flower: Based on The Little Broomstick, this all-ages fantasy anime film features voice talents of Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent and others. (7 p.m. [English-dubbed] and 8 p.m. [subtitled] Jan. 18, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Nathan Kalish & The Lastcallers: The Midwestern Americana band will perform. (10 p.m. Jan. 18, Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

Jan. 19

Zac Wilkerson will perform Jan. 19 at Golden Light Cantina.

(NOTE12 Strong, a war drama; Den of Thieves, an action thriller; and Forever My Girl, a romantic drama; are scheduled to open this day, but advance tickets are not yet on sale. Release dates are subject to change.)

Parents Night Out: Drop off kids ages 4 to 11 for an evening of experiments centered around "The Mysteries of Music." (5:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 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)

Burns Night Celebration: This party, hosted by Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, will toast Scottish poet Robert Burns with Scottish foods and treats, dessert from Scratch Made Bakey, Scotch tastings, bagpipes, poetry and more. (6 p.m. Jan. 19, Amarillo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4901 Cornell St. $50. 806-352-6007)

A Night of Inspirational Poetry: Author and poet Claudia Stuart, a West Texas A&M University alum, will speak at this poetry reading. (6:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ, 1201 N. McMasters St. Free. 806-518-9799)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Odessa Jackelopes. (7 p.m. Jan. 19, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $13-$23 adults, $9-$23 children. 806-242-1122)

Amarilo Symphony: The orchestra will perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and Symphony No. 40, among other works. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 19; continues Jan. 20. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $15 to $54, plus fees. 806-376-8782)

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940: This humorous whodunnit inspired by 1940s murder mysteries will be staged by Amarillo Little Theatre through Jan. 28. (8 p.m. Jan. 19; continues through Jan. 28. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-378-3096)

Zac Wilkerson: The Texas soul star will return home. (10 p.m. Jan. 19, Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Charley Crockett: The blues/soul singer will return. (10 p.m. Jan. 19, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

Jan. 20

The Amarillo Symphony will perform works by Mozart and others at its January concerts.

Panhandle Cutting Horse Association: Top regional cowboys saddle up. (7 a.m. Jan. 20; continues through Jan. 21. Bill Cody Arena on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767) 

Original Team Roping: More fierce roping action. (8 a.m. Jan. 20, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

Amarillo College Summer Youth Musical Audition Preparation Workshop: Young actors interested in auditioning for the Summer Youth Musical production of The Secret Garden can get tips from Andrew Lewis, Crystal Bertrand, Rebecca Smithee-Bulla, E.P. Simmons and Linda Dee Hughes. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 20, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus. $100. 806-206-9575)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Odessa Jackelopes. This is Comicion & Star Wars Night with a jersey auction benefitting 24 Hours in the Canyon(7 p.m. Jan. 20, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $13-$23 adults, $9-$23 children. 806-242-1122)

Star Party: Observe stars, galaxies and nebulae at this event at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Meet at the Lone Star Interpretive Theatre. Seating is available, but camp chairs are allowed. (7 p.m. Jan. 20, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Park admission $5. 806-488-2227)

Amarilo Symphony: The orchestra will perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and Symphony No. 40, among other works. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $15 to $54, plus fees. 806-376-8782)

The Longest Year: This duo featuring Amarillo native Erica Swindell will perform at the new Esquire Jazz Club. (8 p.m. Jan. 20, Esquire Jazz Club, 624 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940: This humorous whodunnit inspired by 1940s murder mysteries will be staged by Amarillo Little Theatre through Jan. 28. (8 p.m. Jan. 20; continues through Jan. 28. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-378-3096)

The Cody Sparks Band: The Austin-based Texas country band will return. (10 p.m. Jan. 20, Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Blue Water Highway: The Texas-based Americana band returns. (10 p.m. Jan. 20, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

Jan. 21

Scarlet Canary will perform Jan. 21 at Zombiez Bar & Grill.

Panhandle Cutting Horse Association: Top regional cowboys saddle up. (7 a.m. Jan. 21. Bill Cody Arena on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767) 

Scarlet Canary: The Denver hard rock band will return. (9 p.m. Jan. 21, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. $5. 806-331-7305)

 

Jan. 23

Fourth Tuesday Book Club: Discuss Martha Hall Kelly's The Lilac Girls(11 a.m. Jan. 23, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Amarillo College Suzuki solo recital: Students in the program will perform. (7 p.m. Jan. 23, AC Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5346)

FireSongs: This concert series featuring original music will continue with Amarillo act Brian Wynne & The Radio Band(7 p.m. Jan. 23, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. 806-331-2232)

 

Jan. 25

The South Austin Moonlighters will perform Jan. 25 at Golden Light Cantina.

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club: Join the discussion of Elie Wiesel's Night as part of the Amarillo Reads program. The club will meet three times in January and February to complete Wiesel's trilogy. (12:15 p.m. Jan. 25, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Iron Clad: Cast and Painted Works by Jack Craft and Ted Laredo: Sculptor Craft and painter Laredo be recognized at an opening reception for their ongoing two-person show. They'll give an artists' talk at 12:30 p.m. in Mary Moody Northen Hall Room 189, as well. (6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Dord Fitz Formal Art Gallery at West Texas A&M University. Free. jrevett@wtamu.edu)

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940: This humorous whodunnit inspired by 1940s murder mysteries will be staged by Amarillo Little Theatre through Jan. 28. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 25; continues through Jan. 28. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-378-3096)

Matt Bradford: The California-based Americana singer will perform. (9 p.m. Jan. 25, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

South Austin Moonlighters: The Americana band hits town with Clyde & The Milltailers. (10 p.m. Jan. 25, Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237

 

Jan. 26

Amarillo Little Theatre's "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" will run Jan. 18 to 28.

(NOTEMaze Runner: The Death Cure, the conclusion of a sci-fi trilogy, is scheduled to open this day, but advance tickets are not yet on sale. Release dates are subject to change.)

Hard Work and Horse Power: The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum will put the spotlight on the importance of horses in the bui;lding of this country. (Jan. 26 to July 29, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, 2601 E. Interstate 40. $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 veterans, $3 children ages 6 to 18 and free for active-duty military and children 5 and younger. 806-376-4811)

The Big Cheese: Sample 25 varieties of mac & cheese from area chefs at this fundraiser for The Hope and Healing Place. (6 p.m. Jan. 26, Rex Baxter Building on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. $25 adults, $5 children. 806-371-8998)

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940: This humorous whodunnit inspired by 1940s murder mysteries will be staged by Amarillo Little Theatre through Jan. 28. (8 p.m. Jan. 26; continues through Jan. 28. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-378-3096)

 

Jan. 27

Afroman will perform Jan. 27 at Azteca Music Hall.

Canyon Driving Tour: Take a guided tour through Palo Duro Canyon State Park and learn about its flora, fauna, geology and history. Limited to first 14 people; a waiting list will be used, and passengers must be old enough to ride in van without a car or booster seat. Meet at the gatehouse. (10 a.m. Jan. 27, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Tosca: Sir David McVicar's new production of this classic opera, starring Sonya Yoncheva in her debut in the title role, premieres on the The Met: Live in HD season. (11:55 a.m. Jan. 27, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. 806-352-7411) 

Village Tour: Explore one of the oldest campsites at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in this guided walking tour. Dress for the weather, wear walking shoes or boots and bring water for the moderately difficult walk. Meet at the Visitor Center. (3 p.m. Jan. 27, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940: This humorous whodunnit inspired by 1940s murder mysteries will be staged by Amarillo Little Theatre through Jan. 28. (8 p.m. Jan. 27; continues through Jan. 28. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-378-3096)

Afroman: The controversial "Because I Got High" rapper will perform. (8:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Azteca Music Hall, 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1921. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 806-335-9990)

Bradley Sherrer: The Americana singer-songwriter returns. (9 p.m. Jan. 27, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

 

Jan. 28

"An Evening with Janis Joplin" will be staged Jan. 28 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium.

Wedding Show Spectacular: This boutique-style event with Amarillo vendors will offer a new take on bridal shows. (Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 28, Embassy Suites Amarillo Downtown, 550 S. Buchanan St. Free admission. 806-355-9801 or 806-351-8550)

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940: This humorous whodunnit inspired by 1940s murder mysteries will be staged by Amarillo Little Theatre through Jan. 28. (2:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-378-3096)

A Night with Janis Joplin: This musical revue tribute to the life and career of the late, great Joplin is an add-on to Civic Amarillo and Celebrity Attractions' Broadway Spotlight Series. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $40 to $50, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

 

Jan. 30

FireSongs: This concert series featuring original music will continue with Amarillo singer-songwriter Jonathan Guidi. (7 p.m. Jan. 30, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. 806-331-2232)

 

Ongoing

  • 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. 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 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 winter 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 11 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 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 featuring its Youth Art Show through Jan. 6. It's open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (closed holidays). 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 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older. Call 806-373-8194.
  • Cerulean Gallery: The gallery, 814 S. Taylor St., features Take It All In through Dec. 21. It's open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. Call 806-576-0063.
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center: The center, 1200 Streit Drive, is featuring Travel Adventures through Jan. 9. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the summer. 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. Admission is $13. 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 holiday tours through Dec. 19 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 Area 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 after Labor 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, is featuring The Great War and the Panhandle-Plains Region and A Picture from Home: Snapshots of the Great War on the Plains through Dec. 30. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays through August. 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 9 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 newest escape room attraction, 714 S.E. 10th Ave., is open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Fridays, 12:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission $25. Call 806-353-6353.

 

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

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