July entertainment calendar: Your complete guide to concerts, Independence Day fun, movies, events and more

Last Updated by Chip Chandler on

By Chip Chandler — Producer

The height of summer means the height of fun in the Amarillo area. Check here for all of your July options, and mark your calendars now!

A few notes: 

  • Click the event title for more information (where available).
  • I'm listing as many local band gigs as available, but they're always changing; check our Friday music listings every week to see where all of your local favorites are playing. Regular weekly gigs will be included in the Friday roundups.
  • Classes, camps and vacation bible schools aren't included in an effort to keep the list more concise.
  • This list is fluid. Check back for updates, and check the weekly event roundups every Thursday.
  • All listings are subject to change.

 

July 1

The duo Little Mazarn will perform July 1 for a special Living Room Concert for High Plains Public Radio.

Summer Spectacular: The Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association brings its seasonal sensation to town. (8 a.m. July 1. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Josh Paulson: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform for the brunch crowd. (11 a.m. July 1, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Bad Wolves and From Ashes to New: The touring rock bands (see here and here) will perform, along with Diamante. (7 p.m. July 1, XR Downtown, 715 S. Polk St. Tickets $20 to $95, plus fees. 806-342-5200 or 806-437-0223)

Little Mazarn: The Austin-based duo will perform for a Living Room Concert for High Plains Public Radio(7:30 p.m. July 1; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Teckla House, 2501 Teckla Blvd.. Suggested donation $15. 806-367-9088)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 1; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

July 2

Beginners Guitar Lessons: Pick up some basic chords and simple songs. (2 to 3 p.m. July 2, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Giraffes Can't Dance: Enjoy story time and crafts. (3 to 4 p.m. July 2, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Musical Trivia: Test your knowledge. (7 p.m. July 2, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

 

July 3

The Josh Abbott Band will headline Kickin' It in Canyon on July 3.

The First Purge: Advance tickets are on sale for the horror prequel at United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. (Previews July 3; opens July 4)

Premiere Cinemas Summer Kids Fest: Animated feature Sing will screen. (10 a.m. July 3; continues July 4. Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40. Free. 806-352-8900)

Regal Summer Movie Express: Animated features The Lego Movie and Alvin and the Chipmunks will screen. (Approximately 10 a.m. July 3; continues July 4. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. Tickets $1. 806-468-6500)

Tot Trek: Meet at Mack Dick Group Pavilion at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for a fun story of the west and an easy half-mile hike. (10 a.m. July 3, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Wind Chimes: Make your own chimes. (2 p.m. July 3, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Wheeler Fourth of July: The 33rd annual Wheeler Chamber of Commerce celebrations will include the Mr. and Miss Firecracker Pageant at 5:30 p.m. at Rogue Theatre, 406 S. Main St., and a street dance featuring Mitchell Ford & The Volunteers, Texas Pearl Snaps, Tyler Wilhelm & A Few Dollars More and JW Lane & County Road X. (5:30 p.m. July 3, various locations in Wheeler. Free. 806-826-3408)

Fireworks: Filmmaker Geni Kawamura follows up his Your Name with this sci-fi tale of star-crossed teenagers who use an alien device to reset time and stay together — at the risk of losing touch with reality. (7 p.m. July 3 [subtitled]; continues through July 7. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

June Jazz: A combo led by Amarillo College grad Austin Brazille will perform at the expanded outdoor series. (7 p.m. July 3, mall in front of the Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Free. 806-371-5345)

Kickin' It in Canyon: Lubbock's red-hot Josh Abbott Band will headline the big festivities in Canyon. (7 p.m. July 3, First United Bank Center on the West Texas A&M University campus. Tickets $10 advance [click for locations], $15 at the gate. 806-655-7815)

Party on the Patio: Amarillo rock band Mind Plays will headline this special outdoor concert. (7 p.m. July 3, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

Peyton Mangelinkx: The Amarillo singer will perform. (7 p.m. July 3, Springhill Suites' Helios Bar, 2301 Cinema Drive. No cover. 806-381-3400)

Starlight Theater: Amarillo rock band Kim & The Crash will perform for the summer concert series. (7 p.m. July 3, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free. 806-378-3036)

Fireworks at the Lake: The third-annual Lake Meredith pyrotechnics show will be followed by a screening of I Can Only Imagine. Foods and snacks will be available from several vendors. (9:30 p.m. July 3, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, 50 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch. Free. 806-857-3151)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 3; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Deaf Smith County Fireworks Display: The Deaf Smith County Chamber of Commerce's annual fireworks show will light up the night. (9:40 p.m. July 3, Aquatic Center Park, 400 E. 15th St. in Hereford. Free. 806-364-3333)

 

July 4

Look for expanded fireworks and water features at special Independence Day performances of "Texas."
Courtesy Texas Outdoor Drama

Canadian Independence Day Celebrations: Canadian's four-day-long holiday celebrations kick off with an arts and crafts fair, the "Salute to Freedom: Texas Style" parade at 10 a.m., art exhibitions and demonstrations, a hot dog lunch, croquet at The Citadelle, a ranch rodeo, watermelon feast and fireworks. (all day July 4, various locations in Canadian. Mostly free; $10 for croquet, $5 for ranch rodeo. 806-323-6234)

Canyon July Fourth Celebrations: Activities include a pancake breakfast at Cole Community Center, Third Avenue and 16th Street; the Fair on the Square from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Canyon, the parade at 10 a.m. along Fourth Avenue and fireworks at dusk. (all day July 4, various locations in Canyon. Free. 806-655-7815)

Dumas Fourth of July: Watch (or enter) the world championship mud volleyball tournament at 8 a.m., then enjoy fireworks inside Dumas Demon Stadium at 9:30 p.m. (all day July 4, McDade Park, 16th Street and Maddox Avenue in Dumas. Free. 806-935-2123)

Gruver Fourth of July: The town's festivities include the Vroom Vroom bike races at 9 a.m., the Stars & Stripes Parade at 9:30 a.m., games for all ages at 10 a.m., the All-American Backyard BBQ at 11:30 a.m. and more. (all day July 4, Gruver City Park. Free. 806-733-2424)

Vega/Adrian Fourth of July: Vega residents will head to the town's Interstate 40 overpass to wave American flags for oncoming traffic at 9 a.m. July 4, followed by a Fourth of July Celebration at 6 p.m. in Adrian City Park, with fireworks at dusk. (all day July 4, various locations in Vega and Adrian. Free. 806-267-2828)

Wheeler Fourth of July: The 33rd annual Wheeler Chamber of Commerce celebrations will continue with a breakfast at 6:30 a.m., the 1st Lt. Ben Britt Memorial Color Fun Run/Walk at 7 a.m., a parade at 9 a.m., park festivities all day, an Elvis tribute performer at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (all day July 4, various locations in Wheeler. Free. 806-826-3408)

David Phillips Memorial 5K and One-Mile Fun Run: This annual run through west Panhandle, held in memory of the late bank officer and avid runner, kicks off the town's July 4 celebrations. (7:30 a.m. July 4, Carson County Courthouse, 501 Main St. in Panhandle. Entry fee $20. 806-683-2411)

Premiere Cinemas Summer Kids Fest: Animated feature Sing will screen. (10 a.m. July 4, Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40. Free. 806-352-8900)

Regal Summer Movie Express: Animated features The Lego Movie and Alvin and the Chipmunks will screen. (Approximately 10 a.m. July 4, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. Tickets $1. 806-468-6500)

Red White & Moo Milk Fest: Plainview's annual July 4th celebrations will include a parade dairy tours, bounce houses, a petting zoo, a mobile dairy classroom, face paintings, hot dog lunch (free for military, teachers, first responders and nurses), food trucks and more. (10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 4, Hale County Courthouse lawn, 500 Broadway St. Free. 806-296-1119)

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Animated feature The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature will screen. (10:30 a.m. July 4, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Tickets $1. 806-352-7411)

4th Fest: The annual festivities at Mariposa will feature art, food, vintage clothing sales and an art burn, a bonfire where folks can get rid of old, unwanted pieces (only if the burn ban is lifted). Plus, Oakland, Calif., art rock band Grex will bring its album release tour to town for a performance with Hayden Pedigo, Andrew Weathers and Fat Lava. (6 p.m. July 4, Mariposa Eco-Village, 1501 N. Soncy Road. Cover $5. 806-282-0829)

Dana Hubbard: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs for a weekly blues night. (7 p.m. July 4, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Independence Day Party: Enjoy hot dogs, vinyl selections from Ray Wilson, outdoor games and a view of the Canyon fireworks at this Bar Z party. (7 to 10 p.m. July 4, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $5. 806-488-2214)

Saint's Roost Celebration: Clarendon's 141st annual Independence Day celebration kicks off with a junior rodeo. (7:30 p.m. July 4, Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association rodeo arena, one block north of U.S. Highway 287 east of town. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children. 806-874-2421)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 4; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Dalhart Fourth of July: The community celebration will include fireworks at dark, as well as a four-person golf scramble at 10 a.m. at Twisted Elms Golf Club. (9 p.m. July 4, Lake Rita Blanca State Park south of town. Free. 806-244-5646)

Independence Day Night Hike: Enjoy a night-time view of Palo Duro Canyon State Park in this hike from the Givens, Spicer, Lowry Trail parking lot. Bring water to drink, hiking shoes and a flashlight. (9:30 p.m. July 4, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

DJ Ronnie: The Amarillo DJ will spin. (10 p.m. July 4, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Grex: The Oakland, Calif., art rock band will bring its album release tour to town for a performance with Hayden Pedigo, Andrew Weathers and Fat Lava. (10 p.m. July 4, Mariposa Eco-Village, 1501 N. Soncy Road. Cover $5. 806-282-0829)

 

 

July 5

"Ant-Man and the Wasp" previews July 5 and opens July 6.
Courtesy Marvel Studios

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Advance tickets are on sale now for this Marvel superhero sequel at both United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. (Previews July 5; opens July 6)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer-songwriter Dannie Lake will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. July 5, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Mark Cota: The Amarillo jazz musician will perform. (6 p.m. July 5, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Ace Rodriguez and Andy Solano: The Solano Project bandmates will perform. (7 p.m. July 5, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Fireworks: Filmmaker Geni Kawamura follows up his Your Name with this sci-fi tale of star-crossed teenagers who use an alien device to reset time and stay together — at the risk of losing touch with reality. (7 p.m. July 5 [subtitled]; continues through July 7. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Join the Beat: Take part in an interactive drum circle. (7 p.m. July 5, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo rock band Jen Williams & The Potty Mouths will perform for the summer series. (7 p.m. July 5; gates open at 6:30 p.m. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $10 for ages 6 and older, $5 for garden members. 806-352-6513)

130th Canadian Rodeo: One of the Panhandle's oldest rodeos continues with three nights of competition. (7 p.m. July 5; continues through July 7. Canadian Rodeo Arena, Texas Highways 83 and 60. Admission $5 ages 3 and older. 806-255-0034)

Party on the Patio: Amarillo rock band The A-Town Rockers will headline this special outdoor concert. (7 p.m. July 5, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

Mary Lyn Halley & Dean Yates: The Insufficient Funds musicians will perform. (7:30 p.m. July 5, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Wellington Fourth of July Rodeo: Check out the action at the 16th annual event. (7:30 p.m. July 5; continues through July 7. Wellington Fairgrounds, First Street and U.S. Highway 83. Admission $10 adults, $1 ages 17 and younger. 806-205-2264)

Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo: Saddle up for the 77th annual rodeo. (7:30 p.m. July 5; continues through July 7. Range Riders arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Admission $10 ages 7 and older. 806-622-5038)

First Thursday Art + Music: The monthly party at The 806 Coffee + Lounge will feature new works by Where We Are Now and music from Hayden Pedigo(8 p.m. July 5, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

The Jacob Rives Quartet: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. July 5, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 5; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

A Vulture Wake: The rock band (featuring members from ALL, Lagwagon, Good Riddance and The Mag Seven) makes its Amarillo debut. Mount Ivy will open. (9 p.m. July 5, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $10 ages 21 and older, $12 ages 18 to 20. 806-374-9237)

The Drugstore Gypsies: The Texas rock band will perform. (10 p.m. July 5, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

July 6

RR Entertainment's "Wonderland Wives" will continue July 6 and 7.
Photo by Chip Chandler

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. July 6, Don Harrington Discovery Center. Free with museum admission of $11 adults, $8 children, students, military and seniors. 806-355-9547)

First Friday Art Walk: The monthly stroll through the newly rebranded Arts in the Sunset will feature new works by several of the gallery owners. (5 to 8 p.m. July 6, Arts in the Sunset, 3701 Plains Blvd. Free. 806-352-2706)

Dan Hanson: The Amarillo jazz musician will perform. (6 p.m. July 6, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: The Lubbock band will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 6, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Lynn & Joe: The bluegrass performers will play. (7 p.m. July 6, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

The A-Town Rockers: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7 p.m. July 6, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Bar Z Live Music: Mary Lyn Halley & Dean Yates of Insufficient Funds will perform, and J&L Good Grubs food truck will be on site. (7 to 10 p.m. July 6, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10 for non-Wine Club members. 806-488-2214)

Bat Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations required. (7 to 9:30 p.m. July 6, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4; $10 fee per seat. 806-455-1492)

Marty Haggard: The country singer and oldest son of the late Merle Haggard will pay tribute to his dad in a special concert. (7 p.m. July 6, Mashburn Event Center, 1100 Seventh St. in Childress. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door, plus fees. 940-937-2567)

130th Canadian Rodeo: One of the Panhandle's oldest rodeos continues with three nights of competition. (7 p.m. July 6; continues through July 7. Canadian Rodeo Arena, Texas Highways 83 and 60. Admission $5 ages 3 and older. 806-255-0034)

The Fwoops: The Amarillo band will perform. (7:30 p.m. July 6, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Saint's Roost Celebration: Clarendon's 141st annual Independence Day celebration continues with a ranch rodeo and a dance featuring Giovannie & The Hired Guns(7:30 p.m. July 6, Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association rodeo arena, one block north of U.S. Highway 287 east of town. Tickets $10. 806-874-2421)

The Secret Garden: The student cast of Amarillo College Summer Youth Musical will stage this musical adaptation (by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon) of the popular children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett about a young English girl who's sent to live with unfamiliar family members following the death of ther parents. (7:30 p.m. July 6; continues through July 8. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $20, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Wellington Fourth of July Rodeo: Check out the action at the 16th annual event. (7:30 p.m. July 6; continues through July 7. Wellington Fairgrounds, First Street and U.S. Highway 83. Admission $10 adults, $5 ages 17 and younger. 806-205-2264)

Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo: Saddle up for the 77th annual rodeo. (7:30 p.m. July 6; continues through July 7. Range Riders arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Admission $10 ages 7 and older. 806-622-5038)

Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo classic rock band will perform. (8 p.m. July 6, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

The Jim Laughlin Trio: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8 p.m. July 6, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

The Solano Project: The ​Amarillo rock act will perform. (8 p.m. July 6, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Wonderland Wives: This risque comedy catches up with favorite fairy-tale figures after Happily Ever After. (8 p.m. July 6; continues through July 7. RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Tickets $10. Text 806-206-4326)

The Dustin Adams Group: The Denver combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. July 6, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 6; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Farm Fresh Frijoles: The Lubbock country band will perform. (9 p.m. July 6, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Tyler Wilhelm & A Few Dollars More: The Red Dirt band will perform in Canadian. (9:30 p.m. July 6, Stumblin' Goat Saloon, 217 S. Second St. in Canadian. No cover. 806-323-9257)

Greenbeard: The Austin stoner-rock band will return for a show with Amarillo rockers Loudmouth Lisa(10 p.m. July 6, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Lee Scheetz & Borderline: The Amarillo country band will perform. (10 p.m. July 6, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

 

July 7

Amarillo College Summer Youth Musical's "The Secret Garden" will be staged July 6 to 8 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Saint's Roost Celebration: Clarendon's 141st annual Independence Day celebration continues with an arts & crafts fair at 9 a.m., a parade at 10 am., the Shriners' Barbecue lunch at 11 a.m., Henson's Turtle Race at 2 p.m., a ranch rodeo at 7:30 p.m. and a dance featuring Luke Koepke & The Indian Creek Band at 9 p.m. (all day July 7, Donley County Courthouse, 300 S. Sully St.​; parade along Kearney, Third and Sully streets; Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association rodeo arena, one block north of U.S. Highway 287 east of town. Lunch tickets $12, rodeo tickets $10. 806-874-2421)

Early Birds Walk: 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. July 7, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Birding 101: Learn the basics of birding while sitting at the canyon's wildlife viewing blind. Bring binoculars. (8:30 a.m. July 7, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Amarillo Community Market: The outdoor, downtown farmers and artisans market returns for another season. Amarillo folk-rock band The DustJackets will perform. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 7; continues through Oct. 6. 1000 S. Polk St. Free. 806-335-6360)

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

Pliking: Meet at the head of the Lighthouse Trail at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for this new activity. "Pliking" combines the Swedish term plocka upp with hiking for a brisk, three-mile walk combined with picking up litter. (10 a.m. July 7, 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 and read a book James Bowen's memoir A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life(10 a.m. July 7, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

There's Something Happening Here: West Texas A&M University professor Marty Kuhlman will discuss how America's involvement in the Vietnam War affected music and popular culture. (2 p.m. July 7, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Range Riders Music Festival: This day-long fest will feature music from headliner Shooter Jennings, plus Danny Ruiz & Gypsy Renegade, Lindsey Lane, Rock with a Band and more. (Noon July 7, Will Rogers Range Riders Arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the gate, $50 VIP. 806-622-5038)

Fireworks: Filmmaker Geni Kawamura follows up his Your Name with this sci-fi tale of star-crossed teenagers who use an alien device to reset time and stay together — at the risk of losing touch with reality. (12:55 p.m. July 7 [English-dubbed]. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Native American Games: Children ages 12 and younger can learn about Native American games of chance and skill. (2 p.m. July 7, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Dan Hanson: The Amarillo jazz musician will perform. (6 p.m. July 7, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Flights & Bites: Enjoy a wine and tapas pairing event with J&L Good Grubs food truck. Reservations required. (6 p.m. July 7, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Tickets $30. 806-488-2214)

A Gift of Fire: New Work on Paper and Canvas: Chicago artist Steven Schroeder's work will be featured in a new exhibition. (6 p.m. July 7 opening reception; on view through Aug. 18. Chalice Abbey Center for Spirituality and the Arts, 2717 Stanley St. Free. 806-576-2480)

Emily George: The Tulia singer will celebrate her album release. (6:30 p.m. July 7, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 7, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Ben Hilton: The Amarillo guitarist will perform. (7 p.m. July 7, Urbana Coffee Works, 5215 S. Coulter St., Suite 100. No cover. 806-803-9022)

130th Canadian Rodeo: One of the Panhandle's oldest rodeos continues with three nights of competition. (7 p.m. July 7, Canadian Rodeo Arena, Texas Highways 83 and 60. Admission $5 ages 3 and older. 806-255-0034)

Song of the Eagle: The Kwahadi Dancers' summer show continues. (7 p.m. July 7; dinner at 6 p.m. Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40. $9 adults, $8 seniors and $7 children; optional dinner additional charge. 806-335-3175)

Dirt Storm Drifters: The Americana trio will perform. (7:30 p.m. July 7, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Kyle Park: The Texas country star will celebrate the release of new album Don't Forget Where You Come From with openers Aaron Copeland and Scotty Alexander(7:30 p.m. July 7, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $15 general admission, plus fees. 806-678-7002)

The Secret Garden: The student cast of Amarillo College Summer Youth Musical will stage this musical adaptation (by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon) of the popular children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett about a young English girl who's sent to live with unfamiliar family members following the death of ther parents. (7:30 p.m. July 7; continues through July 8. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $20, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Wellington Fourth of July Rodeo: Check out the action at the 16th annual event. Hillbilly Stu and Jay Statham & The Tokie Show will perform for a dance after the rodeo. (7:30 p.m. July 7, Wellington Fairgrounds, First Street and U.S. Highway 83. Admission $10 adults, $5 ages 17 and younger. 806-205-2264)

Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo: Saddle up for the 77th annual rodeo. (7:30 p.m. July 6; continues through July 7. Range Riders arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Admission $20, including preceding music festival. 806-622-5038)

Mary Lyn Halley & Dean Yates: The Insufficient Funds members will perform. (8 p.m. July 7, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. July 7, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Wonderland Wives: This risque comedy catches up with favorite fairy-tale figures after Happily Ever After. (8 p.m. July 7, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Tickets $10. Text 806-206-4326)

Esquire Jazz Band: The house combo will perform with pianist Sean Vokes. (8:30 p.m. July 7, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 7; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Farm Fresh Frijoles: The Lubbock country band will perform. (9 p.m. July 7, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Chino & The Band Strange Whiskey: The new Amarillo country-rock band will perform. (10 p.m. July 7, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

Fracture 432: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. July 7, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-803-9063)

Jam Session: Sit in for a late-night sesh. (midnight July 7, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

 

July 8

Garden Brothers Circus will hit town for three performances July 8.
Courtesy Garden Brothers Circus / Facebook

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

Garden Brothers Circus: Look for clowns, horses, acrobats, stunt riders and more when this three-ring circus comes to town. (1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. July 8 Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 children and $25 adults general admission, $20 children and $35 adults VIP. 806-378-3096)

The Secret Garden: The student cast of Amarillo College Summer Youth Musical will stage this musical adaptation (by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon) of the popular children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett about a young English girl who's sent to live with unfamiliar family members following the death of ther parents. (2:30 p.m. July 8, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $20, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Pageant Play auditions: Roles are available for two men and two women ages 25 to 40 in this satire of child beauty pageants that kicks off the Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space season. (7:30 p.m. July 8; continues July 9. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage Terk Lobby, 2019 Civic Circle. 806-355-9991)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 8; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

July 9

Beginners Guitar Lessons: Pick up some basic chords and simple songs. (2 to 3 p.m. July 9, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Texas at the Library: Cast members of the outdoor drama will perform. (3 p.m. July 9, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Musical Science: Join librarians and Don Harrington Discovery Center staff to learn about sound sandwiches and a pickle piano. (5 p.m. July 9, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

¡Quiero Bailar! I Want to Dance: Bring a partner and learn a variety of Latin dances. (7 p.m. July 9, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Pageant Play auditions: Roles are available for two men and two women ages 25 to 40 in this satire of child beauty pageants that kicks off the Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space season. (7:30 p.m. July 9, Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage Terk Lobby, 2019 Civic Circle. 806-355-9991)

 

July 10

The Buster Bledsoe Band will perform July 10 at Starlight Theater in Sam Houston Park.

Junior Ranger: Kids ages 4 to 12 can meet at visitor center at Palo Duro Canyon State Park to learn about Leave No Trace and earn a Junior Ranger patch. (10 a.m. July 10, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Premiere Cinemas Summer Kids Fest: Animated feature The Secret Life of Pets will screen. (10 a.m. July 10; continues July 11. Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40. Free. 806-352-8900)

Regal Summer Movie Express: Animated features Sing and The Peanuts Movie will screen. (Approximately 10 a.m. July 10; continues July 11. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. Tickets $1. 806-468-6500)

Peter and the Wolf: Enjoy a reading of the famous story and take part in related activities. (2 p.m. July 10, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Game Night Rocks: Families can enjoy a variety of games. (6 p.m. July 10, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

June Jazz: The Esquire Jazz Band will perform at the season finale of the expanded outdoor series. (7 p.m. July 10, mall in front of the Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Free. 806-371-5345)

Lindi Mayfield: The Amarillo singer will perform. (7 p.m. July 10, Springhill Suites' Helios Bar, 2301 Cinema Drive. No cover. 806-381-3400)

Starlight Theater: Texas country act The Buster Bledsoe Band will perform for the summer concert series. (7 p.m. July 10, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free. 806-378-3036)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 10; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

July 11

The DustJackets will perform July 11 for the High Noon on the Square concert series.

Premiere Cinemas Summer Kids Fest: Animated feature The Secret Life of Pets will screen. (10 a.m. July 11, Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40. Free. 806-352-8900)

Regal Summer Movie Express: Animated features Sing and The Peanuts Movie will screen. (Approximately 10 a.m. July 11, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. Tickets $1. 806-468-6500)

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Animated feature My Little Pony: The Movie will screen. (10:30 a.m. July 11, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Tickets $1. 806-352-7411)

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo folk-rock band The DustJackets will perform at the Center City concert series. The American Quarter Horse Association cook team will sell sausage wraps. (11:45 a.m. July 11, Potter County Courthouse lawn, Sixth Avenue and Tyler Street. Lunch $8; $75 for season-long punch card. 806-372-6744)

The Science of Sound: Learn about sound waves. (4 p.m. July 11, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

STEM Lab: This monthly program on Science, Engineering, Technology and Math continues with an exploration of the science of density and surface tension. (4 p.m. July 11, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Chin Up, Kid: The Indianapolis pop-punk band will headline a night of music also featuring Utah emo band NVM, Oklahoma emo band Downward and Amarillo experimental rock band Edit Canvas(7 p.m. July 11, T's Bar, 700 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-418-6649)

Dana Hubbard: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs for a weekly blues night. (7 p.m. July 11, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 11; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Van Darien: The Texas-based Americana singer will perform. (10 p.m. July 11, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

July 12

The Quaker City Night Hawks will perform July 12 at Hoots Pub.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation: Advance tickets are on sale now for the animated sequel at both United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. (Previews July 12; opens July 13)

Skyscraper: Advance tickets are on sale now for this action film with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson at both United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. (Previews July 12; opens July 13)

Texas Route 66 Festival: Celebrate the Mother Road in a big way in this new festival in Shamrock and McLean. Opening-day activities include a welcome party in McLean. (10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 12; continues through July 15. Various locations in McLean. Free. 806-373-1427 or txivy@arn.net)

Video Games: Teens can enjoy an afternoon of gaming. (2 p.m. July 12, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

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

Chamber After Hours: Network over food and drinks at this free Amarillo Chamber of Commerce event; chamber membership is not required. (5 p.m. July 12, Midwest Machine, 661 S. Washington St. Free. 806-373-7800)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer-songwriter Josh Roberts will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. July 12, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Jim Gardner: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. July 12, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Savor the Goods: A Farm-to-Table Experience: Panhandle PBS will host its second dining event, this time featuring Chef/Owner Jessica Higgins of Girasol Cafe & Bakery. Higgins will demonstrate a recipe and serve an Italian menu showcasing fresh meats, vegetables and dairy ingredients from ranchers and farmers in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains. (6 p.m. July 12, The Venue, 7200 Canyon Drive. Tickets $75. 806-371-5479 or corby.fails@actx.edu)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 12, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Party on the Patio: Amarillo rock band Moon Dog will headline this outdoor concert. (7 p.m. July 12, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

Darren Welch: The Lubbock singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. July 12, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo rock band Noah Jenda will perform for the summer series. (7 p.m. July 12; gates open at 6:30 p.m. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $10 for ages 6 and older, $5 for garden members. 806-352-6513)

350 Days — Legends, Champions, Survivors: Former pro wrestling champions Bret Hart and Billy Graham talk with fellow vets about the toll taken by the sport. (7 p.m. July 12, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Amarillo Opera: The opera company's artists in residence will perform. (8:30 p.m. July 12, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 12; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Sheverb: The psychedelic/spaghetti Western rock band will perform. Amarillo's Deathbelles will open. (10 p.m. July 12, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

The Quaker City Night Hawks: The Texas rock band will perform with Amarillo stoner-rock band Piles of Potential(10 p.m. July 12, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

July 13

Cody Canada & The Departed will headline the first full night of the new Texas Route 66 Festival on July 13.

Texas Route 66 Festival: Celebrate the Mother Road in a big way in this new festival in Shamrock and McLean. Day 2 activities include the "Back in the Day" display, Vendors Welcome the World shopping expo, Route 66 art show, Route 66 cruises, a ranch rodeo and a concert featuring Cody Canada & The Departed and Dalton Domino(8 a.m. to midnight July 13; continues through July 15. Various locations in Shamrock. Free. 806-373-1427 or txivy@arn.net)

Fireside Stories: Teens can enjoy an afternoon of scary stories. (2 p.m. July 13, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

E.P. Simmons: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. July 13, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Red Dirt Rendezvous & Derby: Watch riding exhibitions from Panhandle Reined Cow Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Cow Horse & Reined Riding(6 p.m. July 13; continues through July 15. Bill Cody Arena on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

The Science of Magic: Learn what goes into eating fire and laying on a bed of nails in this educational event. (6 p.m. July 13, Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum, 101 N. Robey Ave. Admission $3, free for ages 2 and younger. 806-679-7847)

Texas Inspired: A collection of 19 artists will offer contemporary takes on the Lone Star State in association with Texas outdoor musical drama. (6 p.m. July 13 opening reception; on view through July 24. Cerulean Gallery, 814 S. Taylor St. Free. 806-576-0063)

Dave & Carley: The Amarillo duo will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 13, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation premiere party: Celebrate the release this new animated film with a party and screening. (6:30 p.m. July 13; continues July 14. Sandell Drive-In, 12 S. Center Drive in Clarendon. Tickets $8 for adults, $6 children, free ages 2 and younger. 806-874-0685)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 13, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Walkin' the Line: The Man in Black returns in this tribute to the late Johnny Cash. (6:30 p.m. July 13, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $12 to $40, plus fees. 806-678-7002)

Ace Rodriguez and Andy Solano: The Amarillo rockers will play. (7 p.m. July 13, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Bat Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations required. (7 to 9:30 p.m. July 13, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4; $10 fee per seat. 806-455-1492)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7 p.m. July 13, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Into the Woods: In its first summer theatrical production, Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will tackle the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine deconstruction of fairy tales, starring five young men and five young women in an intimate production. (7:30 p.m. July 13; continues through July 22. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Tickets $18 ages 12 and older, $15 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

Anderson, Flesher & Key: The Amarillo favorites will perform. (8 p.m. July 13, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Austin Brazille Trio: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8 p.m. July 13, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild: The ​Amarillo classic rock band will perform. (8 p.m. July 13, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Polk Street Jazz: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. July 13, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 13; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Black & Denton: The Amarillo rock duo will perform. (9 p.m. July 13, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Dixie River: The Lubbock country band will perform. (9 p.m. July 13, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Freedom & Spanks for All: Burlesque troupe Broken Belts Collective will celebrate the season at its monthly show, featuring headliner Bunny Galore from Denver. (9 p.m. July 13, The Party Suite, 4400 S. Washington St. Tickets $15 general admission, $25 VIP. 806-340-9456)

Ry & Molly: The Pampa duo will perform. (9 p.m. July 13, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

The Cody Sparks Band: The Texas country band will perform in Canadian. (9:30 p.m. July 13, Stumblin' Goat Saloon, 217 S. Second St. in Canadian. Cover $5. 806-323-9257)

Dillon Cassidy & The Rhythm: The Southern rock band will perform. (10 p.m. July 13, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Jen Williams & The Potty Mouths: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. July 13, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

 

July 14

Shane Smith & The Saints will headline Suds N Sounds on July 14 in Nazareth.

Caprock Roundup Rodeo & Reunion: The 87th annual event in Claude includes a parade, barbecue, shopping, fiddlers contest and pageants on the downtown square, plus a rodeo. (All day July 14, various locations in Claude. 806-226-6102)

Paul and Mike's Excellent Mile 2018: Three heats — masters (ages 40 and older), open (ages 14 to 39) and children's (ages 13 and younger) — will compete in this race to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. (8 a.m. July 14, Thompson Park, 2401 Dumas Drive. Entry fee $20 ages 14 and older, $15 ages 13 and younger until July 7; then $25 and $20. 806-674-5516)

Red Dirt Rendezvous & Derby: Watch riding exhibitions from Panhandle Reined Cow Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Cow Horse & Reined Riding(8 a.m. July 14; continues through July 15. Bill Cody Arena on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Road to USTRC Finals: Check out top ropers competing for the big time in United States Team Roping Championships(8 a.m. July 14; continues July 15. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Texas Route 66 Festival: Celebrate the Mother Road in a big way in this new festival in Shamrock and McLean. Day 3 activities include the "Back in the Day" display, Vendors Welcome the World shopping expo, Route 66 art show, Route 66 cruises, car show, music from The Road Crew, a rodeo and a concert featuring Charlie Robison and Bri Bagwell(8 a.m. to midnight July 14; continues through July 15. Various locations in Shamrock. Free. 806-373-1427 or txivy@arn.net)

Amarillo Community Market: The outdoor, downtown farmers and artisans market returns for another season. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14; continues through Oct. 6. 1000 S. Polk St. Free. 806-335-6360)

We Can Take It! The CCC in Palo Duro Canyon: Learn about the contribution of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the building of Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a presentation and hike down the CCC trail. Dress for the weather, wear good hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Meet at El Coronado Lodge visitor center. (9:30 a.m. July 14, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Natalie Bright book singing: The Amarillo author will sign Taz & The Big Flappy Thing and Flash: The Story of Me, and the rescue horses that inspired the books will be in attendance, too. (10 a.m. July 14, Coolhorse, 6951 S. Bell St. Free. 806-468-9121)

Suds N Sounds: Americana favorites Shane Smith & The Saints will headline the annual party, held in conjunction with the day-long Nazareth German Festival. Also performing are Agave PosseNext to KinMason Kleman and Cody Sparks Band. (11 a.m. to midnight July 14, Nazareth Community Ball Park and throughout Nazareth. Concert admission $30. 806-943-5843 or nazchall@gmail.com)

Amarillo Opera: The opera company's artists in residence will perform. (2 p.m. July 14, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Barrio Bash: The Amarillo Barrio Community Development group will host its fifth-annual block party and nonprofit festival, featuring free hamburgers and hot dogs, bounce houses, the Amarillo Fire Department Smokehouse and more. Javier Galvan, formerly of Fama; Cacy Briseño; and Amarillo band Velvet Funk will perform. (4 to 8 p.m. July 14, Roberts Street between 10th and 12th avenues. Free. 806-337-2091)

Keitha Jones: The Amarillo musician will perform. (6 p.m. July 14, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 14, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation premiere party: Celebrate the release this new animated film with a party and screening. (6:30 p.m. July 14, Sandell Drive-In, 12 S. Center Drive in Clarendon. Tickets $8 for adults, $6 children, free ages 2 and younger. 806-874-0685)

Wade Parks: The Lubbock singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 14, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

J. Trial Band: The Amarillo indie rock band will perform. (7 p.m. July 14, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Movie Night in the Square: Watch an outdoor evening screening of recent hit musical The Greatest Showman and enjoy food trucks, performances by Amarillo Opera and vendor sales. (7 p.m. July 14, The Shops at Wolflin Square, 1932 Civic Circle. Free. 806-355-6131)

Seth Ward: The ​Canyon country singer will perform. (7 p.m. July 14, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Song of the Eagle: The Kwahadi Dancers' summer show continues. (7 p.m. July 14; dinner at 6 p.m. Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40. $9 adults, $8 seniors and $7 children; optional dinner additional charge. 806-335-3175)

Dan Hanson: The Amarillo jazz musician will perform. (7:30 p.m. July 14, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Into the Woods: In its first summer theatrical production, Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will tackle the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine deconstruction of fairy tales, starring five young men and five young women in an intimate production. (7:30 p.m. July 14; continues through July 22. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Tickets $18 ages 12 and older, $15 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. July 14, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. July 14, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

The Robert Hinds Quartet: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. July 14, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 14; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Love and Confection: This joint Bomb City Pretties and Galatea Burlesk show will celebrate "all things edible and delectable," according to Galatea leader Nox Falls. (9 p.m. July 14, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets $10. 806-322-1806)

The Oliver White Group: The blues-rock/Americana band will perform. (9 p.m. July 14, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

Your Brothers Uncle: The Lubbock country band will perform. (9 p.m. July 14, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

The Selfless Lovers: The Austin funk band will perform. (10 p.m. July 14, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Strange Saints: The Amarillo country-rock band will perform. (10 p.m. July 14, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-803-9063)

Tyler Wilhelm & A Few Dollars More: The Southern rock band will perform. (10 p.m. July 14, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

Jam Session: Sit in for a late-night sesh. (midnight July 14, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

 

July 15

Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will stage "Into the Woods" from July 13 to 22.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Red Dirt Rendezvous & Derby: Watch riding exhibitions from Panhandle Reined Cow Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Cow Horse & Reined Riding(8 a.m. July 15, Bill Cody Arena on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Road to USTRC Finals: Check out top ropers competing for the big time in United States Team Roping Championships(8 a.m. July 15, Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Texas Route 66 Festival: Celebrate the Mother Road in a big way in this new festival in Shamrock and McLean. The final day's activities include an attempt to set a world record for the largest human image of a three-leaf clover. (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15. Various locations in Shamrock. Free. 806-373-1427 or txivy@arn.net)

African Children's Choir: The young ensemble will perform children's songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. (11 a.m. July 15, Eastridge Baptist Church, 1300 Evergreen St. Free. 806-383-9521)

Josh Paulson: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform for the brunch crowd. (11 a.m. July 15, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Ride for the Cure: Hop on your motorcycle and take part in this breast cancer fundraiser, starting and stopping at XR Downtown, 715 S. Polk St., with other stops at Cedar Shack, Bailey's Shed, Bubba's 33, Broken Spoke Lounge, Handle Bar & Grill and Wild Bill's Fillin' Station. Amarillo rock band Lifeless 2 Life will perform at XR following the ride. (1 p.m. July 15, various stops. 806-673-4230)

Big: The TCM Big Screen Classics series continues with a 30th anniversary presentation of the Tom Hanks comedy. (2 and 7 p.m. July 15; continues July 18. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Into the Woods: In its first summer theatrical production, Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will tackle the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine deconstruction of fairy tales, starring five young men and five young women in an intimate production. (2:30 p.m. July 15; continues through July 22. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Tickets $18 ages 12 and older, $15 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat auditions: Roles are available for 12 to 15 men ages 16 and older, 12 to 15 women ages 16 and older, 10 to 15 boys ages 7 to 15, and 10 to 15 girls ages 10 to 15 in this Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical that kicks off the Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage season. Auditions this night are for ages 7 to 15. (7:30 p.m. July 15; continues through July 17. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage Terk Lobby, 2019 Civic Circle. 806-355-9991)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 15; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Chino XL: The hip-hop star will perform. (10 p.m. July 15, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

July 16

Caffeinated Comedy: Amarillo and Lubbock comedians (lineup TBA) will face off in three rounds — five-minute sets, improv and roasting. Audience members will vote on the winning city. Host is Landry Morren. Show is for ages 18 and older. (7 p.m. July 16, Urbana Coffee Works, 5215 Coulter St., Suite 100. 806-803-9022)

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat auditions: Roles are available for 12 to 15 men ages 16 and older, 12 to 15 women ages 16 and older, 10 to 15 boys ages 7 to 15, and 10 to 15 girls ages 10 to 15 in this Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical that kicks off the Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage season. Auditions this night are for ages 16 and older. (7:30 p.m. July 16; continues through July 17. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage Terk Lobby, 2019 Civic Circle. 806-355-9991)

 

July 17

The Window on a Wider World Wine Tasting is July 17 at Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

Premiere Cinemas Summer Kids Fest: Animated feature Despicable Me 3 will screen. (10 a.m. July 17; continues July 18. Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40. Free. 806-352-8900)

Regal Summer Movie Express: Animated features The Lego Ninjago Movie and Ferdinand will screen. (Approximately 10 a.m. July 17; continues July 18. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. Tickets $1. 806-468-6500)

WoWW Wine Tasting: Sample wine and craft beers in an annual fundraiser for Window on a Wider World. Macaroni Joes will provide food, and singer Chuck Alexander will perform. (5 to 7 p.m. July 17, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Tickets $35. 806-342-5600)

Starlight Theater: Folk band Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders will perform for the summer concert series. (7 p.m. July 17, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free. 806-378-3036)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. July 17, Springhill Suites' Helios Bar, 2301 Cinema Drive. No cover. 806-381-3400)

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat auditions: Roles are available for 12 to 15 men ages 16 and older, 12 to 15 women ages 16 and older, 10 to 15 boys ages 7 to 15, and 10 to 15 girls ages 10 to 15 in this Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical that kicks off the Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage season. This is callback night. (7:30 p.m. July 17, Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage Terk Lobby, 2019 Civic Circle. 806-355-9991)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 17; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Erick Fayard: The Louisiana singer-songwriter will perform. (10 p.m. July 17, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9063)

 

July 18

"Big" will screen July 15 and 18 as part of TCM's Big Screen Classics series.
Courtesy Fathom / TCM

Premiere Cinemas Summer Kids Fest: Animated feature Despicable Me 3 will screen. (10 a.m. July 18, Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40. Free. 806-352-8900)

Regal Summer Movie Express: Animated features The Lego Ninjago Movie and Ferdinand will screen. (Approximately 10 a.m. July 18, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. Tickets $1. 806-468-6500)

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Animated feature Ferdinand will screen. (10:30 a.m. July 18, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Tickets $1. 806-352-7411)

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo combo Esquire Jazz Band will perform at the Center City concert series. Bubba's 33 will sell hamburgers. (11:45 a.m. July 18, Potter County Courthouse lawn, Sixth Avenue and Tyler Street. Lunch $8; $75 for season-long punch card. 806-372-6744)

Big: The TCM Big Screen Classics series continues with a 30th anniversary presentation of the Tom Hanks comedy. (2 and 7 p.m. July 18. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

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

Dana Hubbard: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs for a weekly blues night. (7 p.m. July 18, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 18; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

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 of Yellow City Comedy & Productions(9 p.m. July 18, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163.)

Robin Lore: The touring singer-songwriter will perform. (9 p.m. July 18, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

 

July 19

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" previews July 19 and opens July 20.
Courtesy Universal Pictures

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: Advance tickets are on sale now for this musical sequel at both United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. (Previews July 19; opens July 20)

Jim Gardner: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. July 19, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 19, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Party on the Patio: Amarillo rock band The Solano Project will headline this outdoor concert. (7 p.m. July 19, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

The Local Nobodys: The Lubbock band will perform. (7 p.m. July 19, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo/Colorado indie rock band Dear Marsha will perform for the summer series. (7 p.m. July 19; gates open at 6:30 p.m. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $10 for ages 6 and older, $5 for garden members. 806-352-6513)

The Brandon Borup Trio: The Amarillo jazz combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. July 19, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 19; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

July 20

Family band The Rock 'n Roll Hi Fives will perform July 20 at Golden Light Cantina.

(NOTE: Thriller sequel The Equalizer 2 is scheduled to open, but advance tickets are not yet on sale.)

Texas ProKart Challenge: The SuperKarts USA Texas ProKart Series returns to the area for rounds four and five of its national circuit. July 20 is practice day, with races set for July 21 and 22. Food trucks will be on hand during the event. (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20; continues through July 22. Amarillo Kart Circuit, 275 Farm-to-Market 2373 near Panhandle. Admission $10 ages 3 and older. 214-402-7484)

Natalie Bright book signing: The Amarillo author will sign Taz & The Big Flappy Thing and Flash: The Story of Me, and the rescue horses that inspired the books will be in attendance, too. (9:30 a.m. July 20, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-468-9121)

E.P. Simmons: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. July 20, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Brandon Adams: The Lubbock singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 20, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 20, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Bat Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations required. (7 to 9:30 p.m. July 20, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4; $10 fee per seat. 806-455-1492)

Junior Vasquez: The Lubbock acoustic musician will perform. (7 p.m. July 20, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Old Settlers Rodeo: Hitch up and ride south for the 130th annual event. (7 p.m. children's events and 8 p.m. rodeo July 20; continues July 21. Mashburn Event Center, 1100 Seventh St. in Childress. Tickets $10. 940-585-8239)

Brian Wynne & The Radio Band: The Amarillo indie rock band will perform. (7 p.m. July 20, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Into the Woods: In its first summer theatrical production, Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will tackle the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine deconstruction of fairy tales, starring five young men and five young women in an intimate production. (7:30 p.m. July 20; continues through July 22. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Tickets $18 ages 12 and older, $15 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

Kindle Hunt: The Lubbock singer-songwriter will perform. (7:30 p.m. July 20, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Star Party: Take in the night skies at this Clovis Astronomy Club event. (7:30 p.m. MDT July 20, Ned Houk Memorial Park, New Mexico Highway 209 north of Clovis, N.M. Free. 757-846-7509)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. July 20, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Gilbert Hernandez: The Velvet Funk frontman will perform. (8 p.m. July 20, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Moon Dog: The ​Amarillo rock act will perform. (8 p.m. July 20, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

The Martinis: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. July 20, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 20; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Joe Trevino Band: The Lubbock country band will perform. (9 p.m. July 20, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Thunderosa: The Texas rock band will perform. (9 p.m. July 20, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

The Despots: The New Mexico rock band will perform. (10 p.m. July 20, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

The Rock 'n Roll Hi Fives: The New Jersey family rock band will perform. (10 p.m. July 20, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

July 21

The new Amarillo Margarita Festival is set for July 21 at Starlight Ranch Event Center.

MTK Memorial Run: Race inboth 5 and 10K runs or a one-mile walk in memory of a fierce fighter of pediatric cancer. (8 a.m. July 21, Paramount Baptist Church, 3801 S. Western St.; on-site registration at 7 a.m. Entry fee $25 for 5 and 10K runs and $15 for fun run/walk, or $30 and $20 after July 1. 806-676-5201)

Texas ProKart Challenge: The SuperKarts USA Texas ProKart Series returns to the area for rounds four and five of its national circuit. July 20 is practice day, with races set for July 21 and 22. Food trucks will be on hand during the event. (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 21; continues through July 22. Amarillo Kart Circuit, 275 Farm-to-Market 2373 near Panhandle. Admission $10 ages 3 and older. 214-402-7484)

Birding 101: Learn the basics of birding while sitting at the canyon's wildlife viewing blind. Bring binoculars. (8:30 a.m. July 21, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Amarillo Community Market: The outdoor, downtown farmers and artisans market returns for another season. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21; continues through Oct. 6. 1000 S. Polk St. Free. 806-335-6360)

Friona Cheeseburger Cook-Off: Celebrate the mouthwatering goodness of a burger at the official Cheeseburger Capital of Texas at this 13th annual festival. (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21, Friona City Park, 700 Main St. 806-250-3491)

Lotus on the Lawn: Take an all-levels yoga class on the lawn at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum(10 a.m. July 21, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Cost $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 806-651-2244)

Old Settlers Parade: Celebrate Childress' founding at this downtown parade. (10 a.m. July 21. Downtown Childress. Free. 940-937-3683)

Yearly Luau: Join the regulars at Old Santa Fe for free food, drink specials, pool and horseshoe tournaments, door prizes and more. (10 a.m. July 21, Old Santa Fe Lounge, 4901 S. Western St. No cover. 806-356-9919)

Amarillo Margarita Festival: Get wasted away again at this new party featuring samples of more than 10 margaritas. Vote on your favorites, then enjoy tacos, a jalepeno eating contest and music from Lost Shaker of Salt Band, a Jimmy Buffett tribute act. (6 p.m. July 21, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $12 without sampling card, $22 with card, $40 for table seatin and $65 VIP, plus fees. 806-678-7002)

Black & Denton: The Amarillo rock duo will perform. (6 p.m. July 21, Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-373-8889)

Driving Tour: Meet at Palo Duro Canyon State Park headquarters for a journey through the canyon, learning about its flora, fauna, history and geology. (6 p.m. July 21, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Keitha Jones: The Amarillo musician will perform. (6 p.m. July 21, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

King's Manor 40th Annual Founders Event: Eagles tribute act The Long Run will perform for this event featuring a barbecue dinner, auctions and more. (6 p.m. July 21, Hereford Independent School District Administration Building, 601 N. 25 Mile Ave. in Hereford. Tickets $35. 806-364-0661)

Clifton Castle: The Texas acoustic singer will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 21, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 21, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Discover All Night: Enjoy a family sleepover inside the Discovery Center at this new event featuring live science demos, late night pizza, breakfast and more. Space is limited. Registration opens July 1. (7 p.m. July 21, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Admission $25 per child and $8 per adult for members, $30 per child and $10 per adult for nonmembers; free for children ages 2 and younger. 806-355-9547)

Friends of PASO: The annual Panhandle AIDS Support Organization will honor Dr. Amanda Godfrey and the staff of Amarillo Dental Works, and it will feature food and cool summer drinks from O.H.M.S. Café and Bar. (7 p.m. July 21, home of David and Sarah Faulkner, 1201 N. Western St. Tickets $25; sponsorships $125 for four admissions. 806-372-1050)

Funds, Forks & Fun: Amarilo party band Insufficient Funds will perform, and Farm to Fork Gastro Kitchen food truck from Lubbock will be on site. (7 to 10 p.m. July 21, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10. 806-488-2214)

Old Settlers Rodeo: Hitch up and ride south for the 130th annual event. (7 p.m. children's events and 8 p.m. rodeo July 21, Mashburn Event Center, 1100 Seventh St. in Childress. Tickets $10. 940-585-8239)

Song of the Eagle: The Kwahadi Dancers' summer show wraps up for the season. (7 p.m. July 21; dinner at 6 p.m. Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40. $9 adults, $8 seniors and $7 children; optional dinner additional charge. 806-335-3175)

When a Woman's Fed Up! It Ain't Nothing Left to Talk About: Amarillo playwright Kissey Reed's drama — about a hardship-stricken family who's "sick and tired of being sick and tired," according to the play description — will be staged by Noah's Art Outreach Ministry in a one-night event. An "All That Jazz" after party will follow. (7 p.m. July 21, Sam Houston Middle School Auditorium, 815 S. Independence St. Tickets $25 for show and party, $15 for show only, and $10 for party only. 806-471-0053)

Into the Woods: In its first summer theatrical production, Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will tackle the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine deconstruction of fairy tales, starring five young men and five young women in an intimate production. (7:30 p.m. July 21; continues through July 22. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Tickets $18 ages 12 and older, $15 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

The Average Joes: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. July 21, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. July 21, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Polk Street Jazz: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. July 21, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 21; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Dischordia: The metal band will perform with Amarillo openers Cidal and Visions Scarred(9 p.m. July 21, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

Joe Trevino Band: The Lubbock country band will perform. (9 p.m. July 21, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Chino & The Band Strange Whiskey: The new Amarillo country-rock band will perform. (9:30 p.m. July 21, Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

Seth Ward & The Silence: The Canyon country band will perform in Canadian. (9:30 p.m. July 21, Stumblin' Goat Saloon, 217 S. Second St. in Canadian. No cover. 806-323-9257)

Star Party: Enjoy the nighttime views with Amarillo Astronomy Club and Palo Duro Canyon staff. (9:30 p.m. July 21, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, $5 park admission. 806-488-2227, ext. 2067)

Dakota Ritter: The Texas country band will perform. (10 p.m. July 21, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

Grant Gilbert: The Texas country act will perform. (10 p.m. July 21, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Josh Field: The Austin-based Americana singer will perform. (10 p.m. July 21, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

July 22
"Princess Mononoke" will screen July 22, 23 and 25 as part of Fathom and GKids' Studio Ghibli Festival.
Courtesy Fathom

Texas ProKart Challenge: The SuperKarts USA Texas ProKart Series returns to the area for rounds four and five of its national circuit. July 20 is practice day, with races set for July 21 and 22. Food trucks will be on hand during the event. (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 22, Amarillo Kart Circuit, 275 Farm-to-Market 2373 near Panhandle. Admission $10 ages 3 and older. 214-402-7484)

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

Into the Woods: In its first summer theatrical production, Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will tackle the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine deconstruction of fairy tales, starring five young men and five young women in an intimate production. (2:30 p.m. July 22, Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Tickets $18 ages 12 and older, $15 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

Lifecurse: The metal band will perform. (9 p.m. July 22, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

Compass & Cavern: The Denver indie rock band will perform. (10 p.m. July 22, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

July 23

Metal band Hemlock's 25th anniversary tour will return to Amarillo for a July 23 show at Zombiez Bar & Grill.

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

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 23; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Hemlock: The metal band will bring its 25th anniversary tour back to Amarillo. (9 p.m. July 23, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

 

July 24

Singer Anthony Picone will bring his summer tour to Leftwoods in Amarillo on July 24.

Premiere Cinemas Summer Kids Fest: Animated feature The Lego Movie will screen. (10 a.m. July 24; continues July 25. Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40. Free. 806-352-8900)

Regal Summer Movie Express: Animated features The Secret Life of Pets and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel will screen. (Approximately 10 a.m. July 24; continues July 25. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. Tickets $1. 806-468-6500)

Fourth Tuesday Book Club: Join the discussion of Kate Morton's The Secret Keeper(11 a.m. July 24, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Pirate's Treasure: Enjoy pirate-themed yoga, stories and crafts. (4 p.m. July 24, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Linda Broday book signing: The bestselling Amarillo romance novelist will discuss her career and sign her books. (6 p.m. July 24, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

The Dusty Dark: The Amarillo duo will perform. (7 p.m. July 24, Springhill Suites' Helios Bar, 2301 Cinema Drive. No cover. 806-381-3400)

Starlight Theater: Americana duo Fox and I will perform for the summer concert series. (7 p.m. July 24, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free. 806-378-3036)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 24; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Anthony Picone: The indie singer-songwriter will play and shoot footage for a tour documentary. (10 p.m. July 24, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

July 25

Funk duo Deltaphonic will perform July 25 at Leftwoods.
Photo by Garret Mortensen

Tot Trek: Meet at Mack Dick Group Pavilion at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for a fun story of the west and an easy half-mile hike. (10 a.m. July 25, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Premiere Cinemas Summer Kids Fest: Animated feature The Lego Movie will screen. (10 a.m. July 25, Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40. Free. 806-352-8900)

Regal Summer Movie Express: Animated features The Secret Life of Pets and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel will screen. (Approximately 10 a.m. July 25, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. Tickets $1. 806-468-6500)

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Children's feature Paddington 2 will screen. (10:30 a.m. July 25, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Tickets $1. 806-352-7411)

High Noon on the Square: Students from Lone Star Ballet and Dance Academy will perform at the Center City concert series. Chick-Fil-A will sell sandwiches. (11:45 a.m. July 25, Potter County Courthouse lawn, Sixth Avenue and Tyler Street. Lunch $8; $75 for season-long punch card. 806-372-6744)

Dana Hubbard: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs for a weekly blues night. (7 p.m. July 25, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

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

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 25; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Deltaphonic: The New Orleans funk duo will perform. (10 p.m. July 25, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

July 26

Walt Wilkins will perform July 26 at Golden Light Cantina.

Panhandle Golden Spread Quarter Horse Show: Members of the regional horse association will host a "Boom Circuit" show. (8 a.m. July 26; continues through July 29. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Junior Ranger: Kids ages 4 to 12 can meet at visitor center at Palo Duro Canyon State Park to learn about Leave No Trace and earn a Junior Ranger patch. (10 a.m. July 26, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club: Join the discussion of this month's selection. (12:15 p.m. July 26, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Cowboy Christmas in July: Celebrate the anniversary of the first herd of XIT cattle in this celebration featuring music by Adrian Buckaroogirl and Brady Bowen & Swing Country. (4 p.m. July 26, XIT General Office, Railroad Avenue and Fifth Street in Channing. Free; donations accepted. 806-282-6425)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Lubbock singer-songwriter Jerry Serrano will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. July 26, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 26, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Duo Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (7 p.m. July 26, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Party on the Patio: Amarillo country act The Buster Bledsoe Band will headline this outdoor concert. (7 p.m. July 26, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. July 26, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo-based Americana band Comanche Moon will perform for the summer series. (7 p.m. July 26; gates open at 6:30 p.m. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $10 for ages 6 and older, $5 for garden members. 806-352-6513)

Newsies: The Broadway Musical: Now's the time to sieze the day — again — in special summer showings of this live-from-stage performance. (7 p.m. July 26; continues July 28. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Poetry Circle: Enjoy works by others or share your own at this monthly event from High Plains Poetry Project. (7 p.m. July 26, Burrowing Owl Books, 419 16th St. in Canyon. Free. 806-282-9888)

White Deer Rodeo: Enjoy the ropes and the reins and the joy and the pain at this thing they call rodeo at the 60th anniversary event in White Deer. (8 p.m. July 26; continues through July 28. White Deer Rodeo Grounds, 601 Paul St. Tickets $12 adults, $8 children. 806-420-6365)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 26; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Walt Wilkins: The iconic Texas singer-songwriter will perform. (10 p.m. July 26, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

July 27

Gallery on 7th — along with The 806 Coffee + Lounge, Studio3313 and The R Gallery — will host an Art Crawl on July 27.

(NOTE: Action sequel Mission: Impossible — Fallout and animated feature Teen Titans Go! to the Movies are scheduled to open, but advance tickets are not yet on sale.)

Panhandle Golden Spread Quarter Horse Show: Members of the regional horse association will host a "Boom Circuit" show. (8 a.m. July 27; continues through July 29. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Art Crawl: Get exposed to a variety of new art and meet their creators in this four-gallery event. The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave., will feature art by Jared Sanchez. Studio3313, 3313 S.W. Sixth Ave., will feature Holly Rhea. The R Gallery, 2400 S.W. Seventh Ave., will feature Tonya Trimble. And Gallery on 7th, 513 S.W. Seventh Ave., will feature Parker Moon. Collect cards at each stop for a chance to win prizes, and R Gallery will have Pizza Nomad and Studio3313 will have J&L Good Grubs on site. (5 to 10 p.m. July 27, various locations. No cover. 806-318-3956 or 806-681-0821)

Hutchinson County United Way Night Golf Scramble: Tee up for this two-day fundraiser. (6 p.m. July 27, Borger Country Club, 801 Broadmoor St. Cost per team is $240 or $60 per person. 806-274-5562)

Keitha Jones: The Amarillo musician will perform. (6 p.m. July 27, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 27, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Bar Z Live Music: Amarillo musician Stephanie Brackett will perform, and a food truck will be on site. (7 to 10 p.m. July 27, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10 for non-Wine Club members. 806-488-2214)

Bat Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations required. (7 to 9:30 p.m. July 27, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4; $10 fee per seat. 806-455-1492)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7 p.m. July 27, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

The Average Joes: The ​Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. July 27, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Gilbert Hernandez: The Velvet Funk frontman will perform. (8 p.m. July 27, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Texas Blues Rangers: The Amarillo blues band will perform. (8 p.m. July 27, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Heart Glo: Enjoy a sunset run or walk to benefit Mended Little Hearts of Amarillo. The event will feature a 5K run and walk, food trucks, DJ Tommy the Hacker and more. (8 p.m. July 27, John Stiff Memorial Park, 4800 S. Bell St.; registration at 7 p.m. Registration fees $15 for ages 13 and younger, $25 for ages 14 to 18 and $25 for ages 19 and older. Packet pick-up 6 p.m. July 26 at Beef O'Brady's, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave, Suite 7.)

White Deer Rodeo: Enjoy the ropes and the reins and the joy and the pain at this thing they call rodeo at the 60th anniversary event in White Deer. Amarillo's Buster Bledsoe Band will perform for the rodeo dance (8 p.m. July 27; continues through July 28. White Deer Rodeo Grounds, 601 Paul St. Tickets $12 adults, $8 children. 806-420-6365)

Band Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (8:30 p.m. July 27, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Marsapalooza Full Moon Hike: Registration is required for this full moon hike on a night where Mars should be clearly visible. Registration is limited to the first 30 and is due by July 16. (8:30 p.m. July 27, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, $5 park admission. 806-488-2227, ext. 2067)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 27; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Jack Cryver Band: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. July 27, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Hangman: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. July 27, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

 

July 28

Josh Weathers will perform July 28 at Hoots Pub.

Hot Blooded Run: Get your feet moving and your blood boiling for this race — including 10K and 5K runs and a one-mile walk — to raise funds for The Bridge. (7:30 a.m. July 28, Get Fit, 1911 S. Georgia St. Entry fee $25; no race day registrations accepted.​ 806-372-2873)

Chalk It Up: Entries are sought now for Amarillo College's second sidewalk art competition. Professionals and amateurs will sketch in the morning, then judges and spectators will vote for their favorites to win cash prizes. (8 a.m. to noon July 28, Amarillo College Washington Street campus. Free. 806-371-5000)

Panhandle Golden Spread Quarter Horse Show: Members of the regional horse association will host a "Boom Circuit" show. (8 a.m. July 28; continues through July 29. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Birding 101: Learn the basics of birding while sitting at the canyon's wildlife viewing blind. Bring binoculars. (8:30 a.m. July 28, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Amarillo Community Market: The outdoor, downtown farmers and artisans market returns for another season. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 28; continues through Oct. 6. 1000 S. Polk St. Free. 806-335-6360)

National Day of the Cowboy:Celebrate the bronc busters and trail ridres at this family event featuring crafts, activities, cowboy poetry and American quarter horse rides. (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, 2601 E. Interstate 40. Free. 806-376-4811)

Show Your Stripes!: Celebrate International Tiger Day by learning about ways to protect the endangered cats in the wild, plus enjoy face painting, keeper chats, enrichment activities and more. (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12. 806-381-7911)

Kick Back Day: White Deer's annual community celebration will include a parade, vendors and more, leading up to that night's rodeo performance. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28, White Deer City Park. 806-883-4191)

Hutchinson County United Way Day Golf Scramble: Tee up for this two-day fundraiser. (11 a.m. July 28, Phillips Golf Course, 1609 Sterling St. Cost per team is $300 or $75 per person. 806-274-5562)

Turbo Fest: This Shamrock music festival will feature rising country star Randall King (an area native), along with Danny Ruiz & Gypsy Renegade, Dannie Lake, Rock with a Band and more. (Noon July 28, Shamrock Community Center, 911 S. Main St. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door. 806-256-2277)

Newsies: The Broadway Musical: Now's the time to sieze the day — again — in special summer showings of this live-from-stage performance. (12:55 p.m. July 28, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Sailor Moon S — The Movie The premiere of this new anime film will be preceded by an encore screening of Sailor Moon R — The Movie. (12:55 p.m. July 28 [English-dubbed]; continues July 30. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Khiva Shrine Clay Shoot: The first-annual shoot, a benefit for Khiva Shriners, also will include a social hour, horse races, dinner, awards and live auction, and entertainment. (1 p.m. July 28, River Breaks Ranch, 7802 Durrett Drive. Entry fees $275 for individuals with two party tickets, $1,000 for team of four with eight party tickets. 806-373-2845, 806-680-2811 or 806-681-2420)

Native American Games: Children ages 12 and younger can learn about Native American games of chance and skill. (2 p.m. July 28, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Original Harley Party: The downtown block party, a fundraiser for Family Support Services, is revving up for a 24th year. Amarillo musicians Blue Mesa Trio, Andy Chase & Friends and The Buster Bledsoe Band will perform. (5 to 9 p.m. July 28, FSS building at 10th Avenue and Polk Street. Admission $80 for two. 806-342-2503)

Duo Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (6 p.m. July 28, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Evening Birding Walk: Meet at Chinaberry Day Use Area at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for an evening birding walk of less than one mile. Binoculars and bird guides are helpful but not required. (6 p.m. July 28, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Oliver's Cowboy Celebration: The second-annual event from Oliver Saddle Shop will feature a three-in-one ranch rodeo and an open ranch bronc ride. (6 p.m. July 28, Will Rogers Range Riders Arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Tickets $5. 806-372-7562)

Pong Tournament: Enter this ping-pong tournament from Shake Hands AMA Center City Garage Pong Circuit to benefit Maggie's Warriors, an Alzheimer's charity. (6 p.m. July 28, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. Entry fee $30.)

Schroomville: The Allman Brothers Band tribute act will perform. (6 p.m. July 28, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $12 to $40, plus fees. 806-678-7002)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. July 28, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Improv Night: A group of Yellow City Comedy & Productions comedians will take audience suggestions. (7 p.m. July 28, Urbana Coffee Works, 5215 S. Coulter St., Suite 100. No cover. 806-803-9022)

The A-Town Rockers: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. July 28, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

White Deer Rodeo: Enjoy the ropes and the reins and the joy and the pain at this thing they call rodeo at the 60th anniversary event in White Deer. Lubbock's Drake Hayes Band will perform for the rodeo dance. (8 p.m. July 28, White Deer Rodeo Grounds, 601 Paul St. Tickets $12 adults, $8 children. 806-420-6365)

Band Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (8:30 p.m. July 28, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. This is the annual alumni night, featuring a reunion of past cast members. (8:30 p.m. July 28; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Jack Cryver Band: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. July 28, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

The Jack Nelson Band: The Texas country act will perform. (9 p.m. July 28, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Texas State Bison Herd: Learn more about the state's official herd at Caprock Canyons State Park in this special presentation. (9 to 10 p.m. July 28, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Comanche Moon: The Amarillo-based progressive Americana band will perform in Canadian. (9:30 p.m. July 28, Stumblin' Goat Saloon, 217 S. Second St. in Canadian. No cover. 806-323-9257)

The Casey Abbe Band: The Red Dirt band will perform. (10 p.m. July 28, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

Josh Weathers: The Texas country star will perform with opener Gary Kyle. (10 p.m. July 28, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Lane Provence, Chad Feemster and Kerry Scheller: The ​Amarillo cowboy singers will give an acoustic show. (10 p.m. July 28, Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Tony Holiday & The Velvetones: The funk band will return. (10 p.m. July 28, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

July 29

Panhandle Golden Spread Quarter Horse Show: Members of the regional horse association will host a "Boom Circuit" show. (8 a.m. July 29, Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-376-7767)

Josh Paulson: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform for the brunch crowd. (11 a.m. July 29, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Car Show for Autism Awareness: Auto aficionados The Streetz of Bomb City will host this new event (originally scheduled for June 24) which will include live music, face painting, bounce houses, games, food and cars. Proceeds will benefit Panhandle ABA Resource Association. (3 to 7 p.m. July 29, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $10 ages 13 and older. 405-436-3251 or thestreetzofbombcity@gmail.com)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 29; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

July 30

"Sailor Moon S" will screen July 28 and 30.
Courtesy Fathom

Sailor Moon S — The Movie The premiere of this new anime film will be preceded by an encore screening of Sailor Moon R — The Movie(7 p.m. July 30 [subtitled], United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

 

July 31

Metal band Hallow Point will perform July 31 at T's Bar.
Photo by Chelsea M. Dufresne / Facebook

Premiere Cinemas Summer Kids Fest: Animated feature The Lego Batman Movie will screen. (10 a.m. July 31; continues Aug. 1. Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40. Free. 806-352-8900)

Regal Summer Movie Express: Animated features The Lego Batman Movie and Trolls will screen. (Approximately 10 a.m. July 31; continues Aug. 1. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. Tickets $1. 806-468-6500)

Hallow Point: The metal band will bring its tour to town in a show with openers Cidal and others. (7 p.m. July 31, T's Bar, 700 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-418-6649)

Starlight Theater: Country-folk band The Prairie Dogs will perform for the summer concert series. (7 p.m. July 31, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free. 806-378-3036)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. July 31; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

 

 

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 Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through September, including Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. 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., features Works on Paper through July 29. 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 summer 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 Rock Climbing House: The attraction, 500 S. Fannin St., is open 2 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 2 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 8 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-418-2431.
  • 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. 
  • Arts in the Sunset: 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.
  • 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 Populous through July 6 and Texas Inspired from July 13 to 24. 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 currently features the Aviation exhibition. Located at 1200 Streit Drive, it's is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays throughout 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, or by appointment. Admission is $6, plus tax, per person per game; group rates available. Call 806-367-8954.
  • 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.
  • Kwahadi Indian Museum: Celebrate the legacy of the Native American population on the Plains and the Kwahadi Dancers at this museum, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Admission $5 adults, $3 children. Hours are noon to 5 pm. Thursdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays in June, July and August, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from September through May. Call 806-335-3175.
  • 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. Tuesdays through Sundays (plus Labor Day) through 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, features Pop Culture through Dec. 31 and Native Lifeways of the Plainsthrough May 2019. It's open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays from June 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.
  • Sports World: This attraction, 9400 Canyon Drive, offers miniature golf and a go-kart track. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 8 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-331-7223. 
  • Starlight Ranch Event Center: The event center's zip lines, a 10,000-square-foot maze, miniature golf and more are open 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. It's located at 1415 Sunrise Drive. Zip line prices are $25 for first ride, $7 for additional rides. Maze price is $5 per walkthrough. Day passes are $50; night passes (7 p.m. to midnight) are $40. Call 806-683-7883.
  • 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.
  • Texas Panhandle War Memorial: The memorial, 4101 S. Georgia St., is open 24 hours a day year-round. Admission is free. Call 806-353-3300 or 806-674-0495.
  • 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.
  • Wonderland Park: The park, 2601 Dumas Drive, will continue its 67th season. Park hours vary throughout the spring and summer, so check their calendar for the most up-to-date information. Ultimate WOW passes are $31.95 to $39.95; regular WOW passes are $16.95 to $24.95. Spectator passes are $5. Miniature golf is $5; hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 806-383-3344.
  • 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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