May entertainment calendar: Cinco de Mayo, Amarillo Family Fun Fest, 'Sister Act,' BaconFest, Bad Magik, more

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By Chip Chandler — Producer

Springtime fun explodes in May! Check here for your comprehensive guide to music, activities, events, movies and more!

A few notes: 

  • Click the event title for more information (where available).
  • 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.
  • This list is fluid. Check back for updates, and check the weekly event roundups every Thursday.
  • All listings are subject to change.

 

May 1

"Chicago" will be staged May 1 as part of Civic Amarillo & Celebrity Attractions' Broadway Spotlight Series.

Picnic in the Park: Enjoy a light spring luncheon while supporting Eveline's Sunshine Cottage's efforts to provide housing for Amarillo homeless women and single-parent families. (11:30 a.m. May 1, Great Hall at Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. Tickets $50. 806-803-9357)

Amarillo Youth Choirs spring concert: Several ensembles of young singers will perform. (6 p.m. May 1, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children. 806-372-1100) 

Labyrinth: The fantasy classic, starring the late David Bowie as the Goblin King, will conclude its three-day celebratory screenings. (7 p.m. May 1; continues May 2. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Like Arrows: The faith-based family drama will screen. (7 p.m. May 1; continues May 3. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Michael D. Coon: The Amarillo rocker will be featured on the FireSongs concert series. (7 p.m. May 1, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. No cover. 806-331-2232)

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

 

May 2

"Labyrinth," starring David Bowie, will screen May 2 and 3.
Courtesy Fathom

STEM Lab: This monthly program on Science, Engineering, Technology and Math continues with an exploration of simple circuits. (4 p.m. May 2, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

WT Concert and University Bands: The ensembles will perform. (6 p.m. May 2, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

E.P. Simmons: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (7 p.m. May 2, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Amy Coffman: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. May 2, Springhill Suites' Helios Bar, 2301 Cinema Drive. No cover. 806-381-3400) 

Labyrinth: The fantasy classic, starring the late David Bowie as the Goblin King, will conclude its three-day celebratory screenings. (7 p.m. May 2. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

WT Symphonic Band: The university's top band will perform works by Holst, Bryant, Brooks, Morricone and Maslanka. (8 p.m. May 2, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

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. May 2, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163.)

 

May 3

Rapper Paul Wall will perform May 3 at Bodegas.

Overboard: Anna Faris and Eugenio Debrez star in this gender-swapped remake. Advance tickets are on sale now at Cinemark Hollywood 16, with United Artists Amarillo Star 14 expected to follow. (Previews May 3; opens May 4)

Greater Southwest Music Festival: High school and junior high bands, plus student solo and ensemble performers, will compete in this annual regional fest. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 3; continues through May 5. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St., and Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-373-5093)

Chamber After Hours: Network over food and drinks at this free Amarillo Chamber of Commerce event; chamber membership is not required. (5 p.m. May 3, Reed Beverage, 3701 S.E. 25th Ave. Free. 806-373-7800)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer-songwriter Jonathan Guidi will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. May 3, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Parade of Homes: Visit some of the finest houses in Amarillo and Canyon at this annual Texas Panhandle Builders Association event. Neighborhoods include The Colonies, The Greenways, The Vineyards, The Woodlands, Fox Hollow, Medical Center, Strawberry Fields West, Town Square, Tradewind Square, Heritage Hills, Southwind, Madison Park & The Enclaves, Time Square Village, Cliffs at Canyon Country Club, City View and Smoky Hollow. (5:30 to 8 p.m. May 3; continues through May 6. Various locations. Tickets $10. 806-353-3565 or www.amarilloparadeofhomes.com)

Fox and I: The ​Amarillo duo will perform. (6 p.m. May 3, Cask & Cork, 5461 McKenna Square, Suite 101. No cover. 806-410-1113)

Mitchell Ford: The Canyon country singer will perform. (6 p.m. May 3, BL Bistro, 2203 S. Austin St. No cover. 806-355-7838)

Neal Nossaman: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. May 3, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

First Thursday Art + Music: The monthly party at The 806 Coffee + Lounge will feature new works by Holly Rhea and music by Fine & Dandy(7 p.m. opening reception May 3; on view through May 31. The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Like Arrows: The faith-based family drama will screen. (7 p.m. May 3. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

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

Be More Chill: This contemporary musical, to be staged by TheatreAC, is based on Ned Vizzini's popular 2004 YA sci-fi novel about a teen boy who ingests a super computer in an effort to escape bullies and find popularity. (7:30 p.m. May 3; continues through May 5. Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors, AC faculty, staff and students. 806-371-5359)

Sister Act: This raucous musical adaptation of the popular film will close out Amarillo Little Theatre's 81st season. (7:30 p.m. May 3; continues through May 20. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

The Robert Hinds Quartet: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. May 3, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Paul Wall: The Houston rapper will perform. (9 p.m. May 3, Bodega's, 709 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-378-5790)

Szlachetka: The touring folk artist will perform. (10 p.m. May 3, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

May 4

Comedian Chonda Pierce will perform May 4 at The Church at Quail Creek.

(NOTE: Thriller Bad Samaritan, starring David Tennant and Kerry Condon, and drama Tully, from the creators and stars of Juno and Young Adult, are expected to open nationally, but advance tickets are not yet on sale. Release dates are subject to change.)

Texas Panhandle Student Art Show: Students from kindergarten through 12th grade, in both public and private schools, will be featured in this annual exhibition. (May 4 to 18, Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. Free. 806-371-5050)

Greater Southwest Music Festival: High school and junior high bands, plus student solo and ensemble performers, will compete in this annual regional fest. (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4; continues through May 5. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St., and Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-373-5093)

Panhandle Golden Spread Quarter Horse Show: Horse lovers will compete in the "Run for the Roses." (8 a.m. May 4; continues through May 6. Bill Cody Arena on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Admission is free. 806-376-7767)

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. May 4, Don Harrington Discovery Center. Free with museum admission of $11 adults, $8 children, students, military and seniors. 806-355-9547)

Cinco de Mayo Fajita Festival: The Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's annual fajita fiesta will feature fajitas, other foods, music from Jay Perez & The Band and Shelly Lares, drinks and Starlight Ranch Event Center's activities, including zip lines, a 10,000-square-foot maze, miniature golf and more. (5 to 9:30 p.m. May 4, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $25 in advance and $30 at the gate; available at all Amarillo and Hereford United and Amigos supermarkets. 806-379-8800)

First Friday Art Walk: The monthly stroll through The Galleries at Sunset Center will feature new works by several of the gallery owners. (5 to 9 p.m. May 4, The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. Free. 806-352-2706)

Parade of Homes: Visit some of the finest houses in Amarillo and Canyon at this annual Texas Panhandle Builders Association event. Neighborhoods include The Colonies, The Greenways, The Vineyards, The Woodlands, Fox Hollow, Medical Center, Strawberry Fields West, Town Square, Tradewind Square, Heritage Hills, Southwind, Madison Park & The Enclaves, Time Square Village, Cliffs at Canyon Country Club, City View and Smoky Hollow. (5:30 to 10 p.m. May 4; continues through May 6. Various locations. Tickets $10. 806-353-3565 or www.amarilloparadeofhomes.com)

Bar Z Live Music: Mary Lyn Halley and Dean Yates of Insufficient Funds will perform, and Coast to Coast food truck will be on site. (6 to 9 p.m. May 4, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10. 806-488-2214)

Cancer Sucks 5: Amarillo rock band Velvet Funk will headline this fundraiser for 24 Hours in the Canyon Cancer Survivorship Center; a percentage of proceeds from meals and drinks will support the center. (6 p.m. May 4, Joe Taco, 7312 Wallace Blvd. Admission free. 806-331-8226)

Keitha Jones: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. May 4, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Mark Marley's Go Big or Go Home BBQ Bash: This two-day state-sanctioned barbecue cook-off includes fajitas, hot sauce, margaritas and steak on May 4, with a concert featuring Kody West, Jason Nutt & Highway 70 and Bottle Rockets. (6 p.m. May 4; continues May 5. Running Water Draw Regional Park, 3400 W. Fourth St. in Plainview. Tickets $15 ages 12 and older, $10 ages 11 and younger; cooler fee $15. 806-292-3288 or www.markmarleybbqbash.com)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. May 4, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Chonda Pierce: The Christian comedian will bring her Getting Back to Funny tour to town. (7 p.m. May 4, The Church at Quail Creek, 801 Tascosa Road. Tickets $27 general admission, $49.50 VIP, plus fees; group rates available. 800-965-9324)

Derek Porterfield: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. May 4, Urbana Coffee Works, 5215 S. Coulter St., Suite 100. No cover. 806-803-9022)

Be More Chill: This contemporary musical, to be staged by TheatreAC, is based on Ned Vizzini's popular 2004 YA sci-fi novel about a teen boy who ingests a super computer in an effort to escape bullies and find popularity. (7:30 p.m. May 4; continues through May 5. Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors, AC faculty, staff and students. 806-371-5359)

Christie Nichols Quartet: The Amarillo jazz combo will perform. (8 p.m. May 4, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Chords & Comedy: Comedians Willy Olguin and Ben Davis will perform, as will San Antonio singer-songwriter Carrie Asher. Skylar Potter of Yellow City Comedy will host. (8 p.m. May 4, Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. Cover $5. 806-352-3317)

The Darling Brothers Band: The ​Amarillo rock act will perform. (8 p.m. May 4, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo classic rock band will perform. (8 p.m. May 4, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Kenaima: The Denver metal band will be joined by Amarillo bands Visions Scarred and Divided Me. (8 p.m. May 4, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

Sister Act: This raucous musical adaptation of the popular film will close out Amarillo Little Theatre's 81st season. (8 p.m. May 4; continues through May 20. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Alma Quartet: The Lubbock combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. May 4, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Lucky Joe: The Tejano artist will perform. (8:30 p.m. May 4, Tejano Wild West, 1200 S.E. 10th Ave. Tickets $15. 806-340-3313.)

Joe Trevino: The Lubbock country singer will play. (9 p.m. May 4, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. May 4, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

Prophets & Outlaws: The Texas soul band will return with Jay Statham Band opening. (10 p.m. May 4, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $10.)

Route 66 Boylesque Bunkhouse: Male burlesque dancers from Colorado, Las Vegas and Amarillo will perform at this new show. (10 p.m. May 4; continues May 5. RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Cover $15; $10 for burlesque performers. Text 806-341-5141)

Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. May 4, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-803-9063)

The Wookies: The Amarillo indie rock band will perform for a special May the 4th Be With You party with Fat Lava. (10 p.m. May 4, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

High Fidelity Records DJ Night: The vintage record store spins jazz vinyl albums monthly at Esquire Jazz Club(11 p.m. May 4, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-584-9571)

 

May 5

Amarillo native Kevin Fowler will kick off Starlight Ranch Event Center's outdoor music season on May 5.

Free Comic Book Day: Stores across the country — including Nomad's Den, temporarily relocated to 4515 S. Georgia St., and Unknown Comic Books, 2803 Hobbs Road — will distribute free comics and sell back issues, current issues and more. (all day May 5, various locations. www.freecomicbookday.com)

Cinco de Mayo 5K Run and One-Mile Walk: The fourth-annual walk will benefit LULAC's college scholarship fund for area high school students. (8 a.m. May 5, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1210 S.E. 11th Ave. Entry fee $25 for the 5K run or $20 for the walk. 806-433-9842)

Greater Southwest Music Festival: High school and junior high bands, plus student solo and ensemble performers, will compete in this annual regional fest. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St., and Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-373-5093)

The Longest Day Garage Sale: Look for some real finds at this rummage sale benefiting Alzheimer's Association West Texas' June 21 fundraiser. (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5, 6401 Stoneham Drive. 806-372-8693)

Panhandle Golden Spread Quarter Horse Show: Horse lovers will compete in the "Run for the Roses." (8 a.m. May 5; continues through May 6. Bill Cody Arena on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Admission is free. 806-376-7767)

Little Habitat on the Prairie: Take a guided nature hike through habitats of different prairie plants and animals. (9 a.m. May 5, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Mark Marley's Go Big or Go Home BBQ Bash: This two-day state-sanctioned barbecue cook-off includes pork spare ribs, chicken, pork butt, brisket, cook's choice, beans, bloody mary and chili on May 5, plus kids' activities, vendors, sand volleyball and more. The day also features Mariachi los Galleros, plus an evening concert with Jack Cryver Band, Dave MartinezSeth Ward & The Silence, Drake Hayes Band, Dalton Domino and headliner Reckless Kelly(9 a.m. May 5, Running Water Draw Regional Park, 3400 W. Fourth St. in Plainview. Tickets $20 ages 12 and older, $10 ages 11 and younger; cooler fee $15. 806-292-3288 or www.markmarleybbqbash.com)

Museum Day: Eight Amarillo and Canyon museums will offer special admission deals in this international celebration of museums. Participating entities include Amarillo Museum of Art, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, Bill’s Backyard Classics, Don Harrington Discovery Center, Kwahadi Indian Museum, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and Texas Air & Space Museum. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5, various locations. 806-342-2016) 

Spring Event: This family friendly event at The Shops at Wolflin Square will feature merchant sales, live music, food trucks, vendors and more. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5, The Shops at Wolflin Square, 1932 Civic Circle. Free. 806-570-3617)

Whistle Stop Trade Days: The indoor/outdoor farmers/flea market in Clarendon continues its season. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5; continues May 6. 1211 E. Second St., Clarendon. Free admission. 806-206-6815)

Frogs & Fairytales: Kids can learn about frogs (the non-princely kind) and other amphibians, plus meet several princesses in person at this special event. Costumed princes and princesses ages 3 to 12 get free admission. (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12. 806-381-7911) 

AMA Hullabaloo: Kids and families can take part in a new family carnival fundraiser for Amarillo Montessori Academy, featuring obstacle courses for all ages, games, a hay slide and pillow trampoline. (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5, Gee Family Farm & Sweet Corn, 7651 Whitaker Road. Tickets $15 each, plus fees, or $40, plus fees, for family pass for four; spectator tickets $5, plus fees. 806-353-3871)

Cinco de Mayo parade: Celebrate the holiday with a parade and fiesta with singers, dancers and more. (10 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 5, Alamo Park, 1621 S. Houston St. Free. 806-444-5678)

Abuelo's Cinco de Mayo: Enjoy drink specials at this fiesta. (11 a.m. to 11 p.m. May 5, Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant, 3501 S.W. 45th Ave. 806-354-8294)

Buffalo's Cafe's Cinco de Mayo: The Canyon restaurant & bar will offer food and drink specials. (11 a.m. to midnight May 5, Buffalo's Cafe, 2811 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. 806-655-4400)

Cinco de Mayo Salsa Competition: Enter your best hot sauce or vote for your favorite in this Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society event. (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5, Tripp's Harley Davidson, 6040 W. Interstate 40. Admission $10 adults, free kids. 806-373-1716)

Copper Fire Grill's Cinco de Mayo: Enjoy a special holiday brunch and cocktails. (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5, Copper Fire Grill, 2800 Civic Circle, Suite 500. $40 each; reservations requested. 806-803-9432)

Drunken Oyster's Cinco de Derby: Sample new Mexican-inspired dishes and margaritas. (11 a.m. to 2 a.m. May 5, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave., Suite 100. 806-418-6668)

Fam Fest: This new family event for Mission Amarillo will feature music by Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders and Noah Jenda, Cowboy Gelato and J&L Good Grubs food trucks, carnival games, face painting and a photo booth. (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5, Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street. $10 wristbands for game play. 806-553-0408)

Street Toyota's Cinco de Mayo party: Enjoy burgers, hot dogs and brews and register to win a free gas grill. (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5, Street Toyota, 4500 S. Soncy Road. Free. 806-355-9846)

Derby Day at Bar Z: Watch the Kentucky Derby and enjoy a special Derby Day drink, music from Jackson Haney, food from J&L Good Grubs, a hat contest, lawn games and more. (Noon to 9 p.m. May 5, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. No cover. 806-488-2214)

Revenge of the Fifth: Enjoy screenings of Star Wars films all day, along with cosplay, a trivia contest at 10 p.m. and steak, chicken and veggie quesadillas on the menu. (Noon to 11 p.m. May 5, Long Wooden Spoon Brewing, 4098 Business Park Drive. 806-553-0397)

Cinco de Mayo Celebration: This free family festival will feature live music, vendors, bounce houses and more. (1 to 10 p.m. May 5, Azteca Music Hall, 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912. Free. 806-242-0877)

Parade of Homes: Visit some of the finest houses in Amarillo and Canyon at this annual Texas Panhandle Builders Association event. Neighborhoods include The Colonies, The Greenways, The Vineyards, The Woodlands, Fox Hollow, Medical Center, Strawberry Fields West, Town Square, Tradewind Square, Heritage Hills, Southwind, Madison Park & The Enclaves, Time Square Village, Cliffs at Canyon Country Club, City View and Smoky Hollow. (1 to 5 p.m. May 5; continues through May 6. Various locations. Tickets $10. 806-353-3565 or www.amarilloparadeofhomes.com)

Carson & Barnes Circus: The Oklahoma-based big-top circus will be in town to premiere its new CircusSaurus show. Daredevils, acrobats, clowns, aerial artists and more will bring prehistoric creatures back to life. (1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 5; continues May 6. Tri-State Fairgrounds. Tickets $14 adults and $6 children in person, $18 adults and $8 children online and $20 adults and $12 children aat the gate; box seats $26 adults and $14 children online or $28 adults and $20 children at the gate. 806-376-7767)

Busy Bee Crafts: Budding apiarists can learn about bees and make related crafts. (2 p.m. May 5, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

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

Caprock Bingo: Learn more about Caprock Canyon's animals, history, plants, geology and more in this game day. (2 p.m. May 5, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Cinco de Mayo Block Party and Car Show: This north Amarillo celebration will include live music, dancing, food, drinks, games, a bounce house and a car show. Kingz 1 will perform at an after-party at 10 p.m. (3 to 8 p.m. May 5, Fresh Start Community Center, 612 N. Polk St. Admission $5; $10 for after-party for ages 18 and older. 806-626-8866)

El Tropico Cinco de Mayo Celebration: Amarillo's DJ RoRo will spin for this party. (3 p.m. May 5, El Tropico, 1111 E. Amarillo Blvd. Free. 806-371-0226)

Derby Day: The annual Kentucky Derby watch-party fundraiser for Southwest Ambucs is officially sold out, but a limited number of names can be placed on a waiting list. The event will include the watch party, food, drinks, live and silent auctions and live entertainment, plus the Connie Schnaufer Derby Hat Contest. (3:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 5, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Steit Drive. 806-316-5240)

Wolfpack Howl for Charity Cinco de Mayo: Regional favorite rock band The Electric Gypsies will headline a Wolfpack Amarillo benefit concert for several Amarillo charities. (4 p.m. May 5; music at 8 p.m. Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Tickets $15. wolfpackamarillo@gmail.com)

Rick Rueda Art Show: The Amarillo artist will show new work, followed by a performance by Mount Ivy at 9 p.m. (5 p.m. May 5, The R Gallery, 2400 S.W. Seventh Ave. Free. 806-640-4308)

Black & Denton: The Amarillo rock duo will perform for a Cinco de Mayo party. (6 p.m. May 5, Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-373-8889)

E.P. Simmons: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. May 5, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Joe Taco's Cinco de Mayo Party: Amarillo band The A-Town Rockers will headline. (6 p.m. May 5, Joe Taco, 7312 Wallace Blvd. No cover. 806-331-8226)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. May 5, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Steven Dolezal: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. May 5, Polk Street Eats, 614 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-376-4700)

Be More Chill: This contemporary musical, to be staged by TheatreAC, is based on Ned Vizzini's popular 2004 YA sci-fi novel about a teen boy who ingests a super computer in an effort to escape bullies and find popularity. (7:30 p.m. May 4; continues through May 5. Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors, AC faculty, staff and students. 806-371-5359)

Dirt Storm Drifters: The Americana trio will perform. (7:30 p.m. May 5, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Kevin Fowler: The Amarillo native and Texas country superstar will kick off the summer concert series at Starlight Ranch Event Center. Amarillo band AJ Johnston & His Western Riot will open. (7:30 p.m. May 5, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $15 or $50, plus fees. 806-678-7002)

Ed Masuga: The Americana folk musician will perform. (8 p.m. May 5, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

Jim Laughlin: The Amarillo jazz musician's ensemble will perform. (8 p.m. May 5, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. May 5, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Sister Act: This raucous musical adaptation of the popular film will close out Amarillo Little Theatre's 81st season. (8 p.m. May 5; continues through May 20. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

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

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

Judas Rising: This rocking tribute to Judas Priest will perform with opener Jack Mustard. Advance tickets available at Austin's Texas Pub or D&M Leathers. (9 p.m. May 5, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets $10 advance, $15 day of show. 806-803-9063)

MJ's Saloon's Cinco de Mayo: Enjoy music from DJs Keith Héz and Gilby Cent at this party. (9 p.m. May 5, MJ's Saloon and Grill, 3705 Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-398-0634)

Strange Saints: The Amarillo country-rock band will perform. (9 p.m. May 5, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Chad Miller: The West Texas singer-songwriter will perform. (9:30 p.m. May 5, Butler's Martini Bar, 703 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-376-8180) 

Meatbanana: The Nashville rock band will perform. (9:30 p.m. May 5, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Brian Wynne & The Radio Band: The Amarillo rock band will perform for a special Cinco de Mayo show with Eddie Esler(10 p.m. May 5, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

David Swafford: The Pampa rocker will give a Cinco de Mayo acoustic show. (10 p.m. May 5, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

Route 66 Boylesque Bunkhouse: Male burlesque dancers from Colorado, Las Vegas and Amarillo will perform at this new show. (10 p.m. May 5, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Cover $15; $10 for burlesque performers. Text 806-341-5141)

Taillight Rebellion: The Memphis, Tenn.-based rock band will hit town. (10 p.m. May 5, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $7. 806-367-9840)

MexPak: Latino perfomers Tom Gonzalez, Eric Balderas, Paul Galindo and Bruno Gutierrez will perform in a special Cinco de Mayo show.(11 p.m. May 5, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

 

May 6

Michael Martin Murphey will play a dinner show May 6 at Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse.

Panhandle Golden Spread Quarter Horse Show: Horse lovers will compete in the "Run for the Roses." (8 a.m. May 6, Bill Cody Arena on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Admission is free. 806-376-7767)

Whistle Stop Trade Days: The indoor/outdoor farmers/flea market in Clarendon continues its season. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6, 1211 E. Second St., Clarendon. Free admission. 806-206-6815)

St. Joseph Festival: A Tejano concert by Traficantes del Ritmo, food, drinks and games will be featured at this eighth annual party. (Noon to 7 p.m. May 6, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 4122 S. Bonham St. Admission free; game, food and raffle tickets will be sold. 806-355-5621)

Parade of Homes: Visit some of the finest houses in Amarillo and Canyon at this annual Texas Panhandle Builders Association event. Neighborhoods include The Colonies, The Greenways, The Vineyards, The Woodlands, Fox Hollow, Medical Center, Strawberry Fields West, Town Square, Tradewind Square, Heritage Hills, Southwind, Madison Park & The Enclaves, Time Square Village, Cliffs at Canyon Country Club, City View and Smoky Hollow. (1 to 5 p.m. May 6. Various locations. Tickets $10. 806-353-3565 or www.amarilloparadeofhomes.com)

Carson & Barnes Circus: The Oklahoma-based big-top circus will be in town to premiere its new CircusSaurus show. Daredevils, acrobats, clowns, aerial artists and more will bring prehistoric creatures back to life. (1:30 and 4:30 May 6. Tri-State FairgroundsTickets $14 adults and $6 children in person, $18 adults and $8 children online and $20 adults and $12 children aat the gate; box seats $26 adults and $14 children online or $28 adults and $20 children at the gate. 806-376-7767)

Be More Chill: This contemporary musical, to be staged by TheatreAC, is based on Ned Vizzini's popular 2004 YA sci-fi novel about a teen boy who ingests a super computer in an effort to escape bullies and find popularity. (3 p.m. May 5, Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors, AC faculty, staff and students. 806-371-5359)

Dog Days of Summer: This Texas Panhandle Pet Savers event at Bar Z Winery will offer a dog adoption and supply drive. Those donating supplies will receive a token for a free glass of wine. J&L Good Grubs food truck will be on site. (3 to 9 p.m. May 6, at Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. No cover. 806-488-2214 or info@texaspanhandlepetsavers.org)

Michael Martin Murphey: The beloved cowboy singer will give an intimate dinner show. (6 p.m. May 6, Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse, 6103 S. Coulter St., Suite 200. Tickets $75 in advance, $80 day of show. 806-376-5286)

Jack Williams: The nationally known singer-songwriter will give a house concert at Wildcat Bluff; snacks and BYOB welcome. (6:30 p.m. May 6, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, 2301 N. Soncy Road. Admission $15. 806-352-6007)

Strangle Wire: The Irish death metal band will perform with Amarillo band Rectoral Amputation and Plainview band Astringency(9 p.m. May 6, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

 

May 7

Learn about and play a variety of board games at Amarillo Public Library East Branch's Family Fun Night on May 7.

Family Fun Night: Enjoy a night of board games. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 7, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Jodi Thomas Q&A: The bestselling Amarillo-based romance author will discuss new book Mornings on Main. (6:30 p.m. May 7, Palace Coffee Co., 420 15th St. in Canyon. 806-282-9888)

 

May 8

Get a sneak peek at the new PBS "Masterpiece" adaptation of "Little Women" on May 8.

Spring Luncheon: The annual Downtown Women's Center luncheon, this year themed Runway to Recovery, will add a fashion twist, with models, plus a celebration of both the 80 women served by the center and of Executive Director Diann Gilmore's 40 years of service. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8, Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tables $250 to $10,000. 806-372-3625)

The Boxcar Children — Surprise Island: This animated film, based on the classic children's book series, will screen. (4 p.m. May 8, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Book Signing: Author R. Rachel Gauna will sign copies of The Thinking Log and discuss the book in a meet-the-author event. (6 p.m. May 8, Studio 3313, 3313 S.W. Sixth Ave. Free. 806-279-0282)

Little Women screening: Preview the first hour of a new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved book, premiering May 13 on Panhandle PBS. (6:30 p.m. May 8, Amarillo Public Library downtown branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-371-5277)

Rebecca Aguilera: The Amarillo singer will perform for a Cinco de Mayo party. (6:30 p.m. May 8, Springhill Suites' Helios Bar, 2301 Cinema Drive. No cover. 806-381-3400) 

Rick Todd: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will be featured on the FireSongs concert series. (7 p.m. May 8, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. No cover. 806-331-2232)

TeaseDay: The Galatea Experience: Amarillo burlesque troupe Galatea Burlesk will offer a saucy peek at their full performances at this monthly show. (9 p.m. May 8, MJ's Saloon & Grill, 3705 Olsen Blvd. Cover $5. 806-398-0634)

 

May 9

The off-Broadway musical "Puffs" will screen May 9 and 12.
Courtesy Fathom

Dave Ritter and Dan Hanson: The Amarillo musicians will perform. (7 p.m. May 9, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Puffs: Filmed Live Off Broadway: This parody of the Harry Potter series told from the perspective of different students was recorded live off-Broadway and will screen in Amarillo. (7 p.m. May 9; continues May 12. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

 

May 10

Zizi Wright stars in Amarillo Little Theatre's "Sister Act," on stage May 3 to 20.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Breaking In: Advance tickets are on sale for home-invasion thriller starring Gabrielle Union at United Artists Amarillo Star 14 and Cinemark Hollywood 16(Previews May 10, opens May 11)

Life of the Party: Advance tickets are on sale for this college romp starring Melissa McCarthy, at Cinemark Hollywood 16; United Artists Amarillo Star 14 should follow. (Previews May 10, opens May 11)

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

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer-songwriter Eddie Esler will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. May 10, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Bar Z Live Music: Amarillo folk singer-songwriter Ray Wilson will perform, and J&L Good Grubs food truck will be on site. (6 to 9 p.m. May 10, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10. 806-488-2214)

Battle of the Badges Barbecue: Officers will face off in a cook-off for The 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle. (6 p.m. May 10, Food Court Corral at Tri-State Fairgrounds. 806-376-7767)

Chad Miller: The West Texas singer-songwriter will perform. (6 p.m. May 10, Joe Taco, 7312 Wallace Blvd. No cover. 806-331-8226)

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

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. May 10, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Party on the Patio: Amarillo band The A-Town Rockers will headline the outdoor concert. (7 p.m. May 10, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

Poetry and Creative Nonfiction Reading: Authors Dorothy Alexander, Steven Schroeder, Chera Hammons and Daniel Miller will offer readings of their works. (7 p.m. May 10, Burrowing Owl Books, 419 16th St. in Canyon. Free. 806-282-9888)

Digimon Adventure Tri.: Coexistence: The anime adventure will hit big screens. (7:30 p.m. May 10, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Sister Act: This raucous musical adaptation of the popular film will close out Amarillo Little Theatre's 81st season. (7:30 p.m. May 10; continues through May 20. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

 

May 11

Bluegrass band Nu-Blu will perform May 11 at Kwahadi Indian Museum.

Parents Night Out: Drop off kids ages 4 to 11 for a visit to "Camp Awesome," featuring art crafts, leather crafts, games and more, with dinner from Papa John's. (5:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 11, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. $20 for first child and $15 for additional children for members, $25 for first child and $20 for additional for nonmembers. 806-355-9547)

Chad Miller: The West Texas singer-songwriter will perform. (6 p.m. May 11, Gooney's, 705 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-367-9585)

CMA Under the Big Top: This circus-themed Chamber Music Amarillo fundraiser will feature music from Insufficient Funds, a dunk tank and more. (6 p.m. May 11, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Tickets $100; sponsorships available. 806-236-3545)

E.P. Simmons: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. May 11, 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. May 11, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Friday Night Grudge Racing: This rescheduled race (postponed due to weather) will feature Contagion Athletics. (7 p.m. May 11, Amarillo Dragway, 12955 Burlington Road. Admission $10; children 12 and younger free. 806-676-6148)

J. Trial: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. May 11, Polk Street Eats, 614 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-376-4700)

Nu-Blu: The bluegrass/Americana band will perform. (7 p.m. May 11, Kwahadi Indian Museum, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Tickets $10 advance or $15 at the door — cash only. 806-681-9933)

Anderson, Flesher & Key: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. May 11, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Rap a Taste: Enjoy live poetry and other performances; open-mic performances begin at 7 p.m. (8 p.m. May 11, Jus Loung'n, 401 S.W. Third Ave. No cover. 806-437-1604)

Rio: The ​Santa Fe, N.M.-based jazz and bossa nova band will perform. (8 p.m. May 11, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Sister Act: This raucous musical adaptation of the popular film will close out Amarillo Little Theatre's 81st season. (8 p.m. May 11; continues through May 20. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Tennessee Tuckness: The ​Amarillo folk singer will perform. (8 p.m. May 11, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

The Robert Hinds Quartet: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. May 11, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

David Swafford: The lead singer of A Special Case wil give an acoustic show. (9 p.m. May 11, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

Friday Night Fever: This Broken Belts Collective disco burlesque and variety show will feature performances by Aurora Hart, Nox Falls, Atom Bomb, Parris Davenport Stone, Myss Myka, Rosey Raucous, Lilith Clandestine and Lascivious Lark. (9 p.m. May 11, City Studios, Studio 25 at The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. Admission $15 general, $25 VIP. 806-282-6573)

Of Sea and Stone: The folk duo will perform. (9 p.m. May 11, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Texas Tumbleweed Junction: The Amarillo country band will play. (9 p.m. May 11, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Mind Plays: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (9:30 p.m. May 11, Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. Cover $5. 806-352-3317)

Fracture 432: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. May 11, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

Grady Spencer & The Work: The Texas country band will perform. (10 p.m. May 11, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

J. Trial Band: The Amarillo indie rock band will perform. (10 p.m. May 11, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $7. 806-367-9840)

The Tejas Brothers: The popular Texas country band will kick off a three-day run at Golden Light Cantina(10 p.m. May 11; continues through May 13. Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

May 12

Americana band Turnpike Troubadours will headline the Canadian River Music Festival on May 12.

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

Brandy Lee Leard Memorial Run: This walk and run through the Wolflin neighborhood will benefit the Brandy Lee Leard Memorial Scholarship Fund, founded in 2009 by Charles Leard in memory of his daughter, who died in 1983 at age 2 from a heart defect. (8 a.m. May 12, Austin Middle School, 1808 Wimberley Road. Registration $30 for 5K or 10K run or walk, or $40 for either run plus the walk. 806-223-5680, 806-584-4236, or pbaramrl@gmail.com or c.leard@suddenlink.net)

Panhandle Team Penning and Sorting: Fierce roping action. (8 a.m. May 12, Bill Cody Arena on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

Summer Da$h Barrel Race: Racers will make a dash for some cash. (8 a.m. May 12; continues May 13. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Admission is free. 806-376-7767)

Canyon Walk & Talk: Learn more about Caprock Canyon's animals, history, plants, geology and more on this guided hike. (9 a.m. May 12, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Downtown Amarillo Walking Tour: Michael Grauer of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum will offer insight into the history and architecture of Amarillo's central hub. Begins at Herring Hotel and concludes at Santa Fe Building. Limited to 20 participants; reservations are required. (10 a.m. May 12, Herring Hotel, 311 S.E. Third Ave. Cost $25. 806-651-2244) 

Women's Book Club: Join the club's reading challenge and read Matthew Sullivan's Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, chosen entirely by its cover. (10 a.m. May 12, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Book signing: Author Kim Black will sign copies of new release Little Black Dress. (10:30 a.m. May 12, Burrowing Owl Books, 419 16th St. in Canyon. Free. 806-282-9888)

West Texas Raza Run​: This motorcycle rally will kick off at Tripp's Harley Davidson to Sanford Dam and Bear Creek Bar near Borger, then back to Thompson Park for a cookout and music. A portion of proceeds will benefit Wesley Community Center. (11 a.m. May 12; registration at 8:30 a.m. Tripp's Harley Davidson, 6040 W. Interstate 40, to Sanford Dam and Thompson Park. Registration by donation. 806-236-8785 or 806-206-3185)

Amarillo Family Fun Fest: The outdoor party will feature bounce houses, games, pony rides, a car show, a barbecue cook-off and live music. (noon to 6 p.m. May 12, Western Bowl parking lot, 5120 Canyon Drive. Free. 806-677-9801)

Canadian River Music Festival:Texas, Americana and country acts Turnpike Troubadours, Mark Chesnutt, Josh Weathers, Charley Crockett, Grady Spencer & The Work, Zac Wilkerson and Dixon Creek will perform at the annual outdoor music fest. (Noon to 11 p.m. May 12, Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. Sixth St. in Canadian. Tickets $30 online in advance, $40 cash at gate. canadianrivermusicfestival@gmail.com)

Puffs: Filmed Live Off Broadway: This parody of the Harry Potter series told from the perspective of different students was recorded live off-Broadway and will screen in Amarillo. (12:55 p.m. May 12, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Mini-Vision Boards: Craft your own portable reminder of visions, goals or inspirations, with board, glue, scissors and magazines provided. Limited to 20 participants ages 16 and older. (10 a.m. May 12, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Prairie Safari: Learn about the prairie ecosystem at Caprock Canyons State Park, including bison, black-tailed prairie dogs and more. Space is limited; reservations required. (2 p.m. May 12, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

May Day Sip 'n Shop: Look for wares and foods from area vendors. Coast to Coast food truck will be on site, and Amarillo band The A-Town Rockers will perform at 6 p.m. (3 to 9 p.m. May 12, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10. 806-488-2214)

Maverick Music Festival: This outdoor concert and fundraiser for Maverick Boys & Girls Clubwill feature a barbecue rib meal from the Big Texan, music from Bob Wyre & The Fence Posts, Caliche Road and Jason Hodges & The Panhandle Playboys, plus Starlight Ranch Event Center's activities, including zip lines, a 10,000-square-foot maze, miniature golf and more. (4 to 10 p.m. May 12, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $33 adults, $15 kids ages 6 to 12; $1,000 VIP tables available. 806-678-8002 or 806-372-8393)

Texas Panhandle BaconFest: Mmmmm, bacon. Celebrate everyone's favorite greasy, porky treat at this new event from Townsquare Media. The party will feature a bacon cook-off, music from Lubbock country band The Local Nobodys, lifestyle vendors and more. (4 to 8 p.m. May 12, Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Tickets $20 adults, $10 kids 10 and younger. 806-355-9777)

Resolute Traveler: Printmaker Scott Frish will display new works in this exhibition. (5 to 8 p.m. May 12 opening reception; exhibition on view through June 23. The Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St. 806-576-2480)

Friends of Southwestern Art Annual Meeting: David Lackey, pottery and porcelain appraiser for Antiques Roadshow, will speak at this special event. (5:30 p.m. May 12, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Derrick Room. Tickets $50. 806-651-2244)

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

Mom & Son Dance Night: Learn the merengue in this pre-Mother's Day event. Ages 13 to 20 will be taught at 6:30 p.m., followed by ages 21 and older at 7:30 p.m.; the latter can BYOB. (6:30 p.m. May 12, City Studios, Studio 25 at The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. $25 per duo. 806-282-6573)

Relative Creativity: The Gregory family — Amarillo Museum of Art curator Alex Gregory, wife Mandy and daughters — will exhibit works in an event also featuring music, hot dogs and drinks. (6:30 p.m. May 12, Bechtol Fine Arts Barn, 16851 Hope Road near Canyon. 806-681-8321)

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

Chad Miller: The West Texas singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. May 12, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Musica Variada: This annual Amarillo Opera event will expand to celebrate Hispanic and Latino food as well as music, with street tacos, elote, poppers and desserts from Catering by Roy and music from the all-female Mariachi Las Altenas. (7:30 p.m. May 12, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $30, plus fees. 806-372-7464)

A Night of Punk, Grind & Noise: Things are gonna get loud with La Muerte Negra, Horrid Demise, Bummified, The Blockheads and Red Beard Wall(8 p.m. May 12, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $7. 806-331-7305)

Rio: The ​Santa Fe, N.M.-based jazz and bossa nova band will perform. (8 p.m. May 12, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Sister Act: This raucous musical adaptation of the popular film will close out Amarillo Little Theatre's 81st season. (8 p.m. May 12; continues through May 20. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. May 12, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Esquire Jazz Band: The house band will perform. (8:30 p.m. May 12, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Constellations in the Canyons: View the night sky at Caprock Canyons State Park with astronomer Arthur Schneider. (8:45 p.m. May 12, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

A.J. Johnston & His Western Riot: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. May 12, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Texas Tumbleweed Junction: The Amarillo country band will play. (9 p.m. May 12, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Kyle Martin: The New Mexico-based country singer will perform. (9:30 p.m. May 12, Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

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

Farm Fresh Frijoles: The Lubbock country band will perform. (10 p.m. May 12, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

Machine: The L.A.-based rockers will hit town. (10 p.m. May 12, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $7. 806-367-9840)

The Tejas Brothers: The popular Texas country band will continue a three-day run at Golden Light Cantina(10 p.m. May 12; continues through May 13. Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

May 13

Celtic Women will give a Mother's Day concert on May 13 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium.

Summer Da$h Barrel Race: Racers will make a dash for some cash. (8 a.m. May 13. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds. Admission is free. 806-376-7767)

Mother's Day at the Zoo: Moms get free admission, and the first 100 moms will receive a free wildflower seed packet. (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12. 806-381-7911)

Drunken Oyster's Mother's Day Brunch: Enjoy a light meal with Mom at one of Amarillo's newest restaurants. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13, The Drunkin Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. Reservations required. 806-418-6668)

Discovery Center's Mother's Day: Moms get in free for a day of science and exploration. (Noon to 4:30 p.m. May 13, Don Harrington Discovery Center. Admission $11 adults, $8 children, students, military and seniors. 806-355-9547)

Wonderland Park's Mother's Day: Moms will ride free with the purchase of a child's WOW pass. (1 to 6 p.m. May 13, Wonderland Park, 2601 Dumas Drive. Admission fees vary. 806-383-3344)

Sunset Boulevard: The TCM Big Screen Classics series continues with this masterful film about the relationship between a struggling screenwriter and a fading star. (2 and 7 p.m. May 13; continues May 16. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Sister Act: This raucous musical adaptation of the popular film will close out Amarillo Little Theatre's 81st season. (2:30 p.m. May 13; continues through May 20. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Celtic Woman: The Irish music ensemble (who are extraordinarily popular on PBS) will bring its latest tour to town. (3 p.m. May 13, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $61 to $76, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Outlaws: The Southern rock band will perform with Amarillo rock band Moon Dog opening. (5 p.m. May 13, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets $25, plus fees. 806-331-6698)

The Tejas Brothers: The popular Texas country band will conclude a three-day run at Golden Light Cantina(6 p.m. May 13. Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

May 14

Indie rock band Foxtrax will perform May 14 at Golden Light Cafe in a special pop-up concert for FM90.

Blondes vs. Brunettes RivALZ Golf Tournament: Teams of four will compete to raise funds for Alzheimer's Association — Amarillo. (1 p.m. May 14, Tascosa Country Club, 4502 Fairway Drive. Entry fee $500 for team of four, $125 individuals. 806-372-8693) 

FM90 Presents: Foxtrax: The L.A.-based indie rock band will perform in a special pop-up concert on the Golden Light Cafe patio. (5:30 p.m. May 14, Golden Light Cafe, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-371-5287)

Origami Money: Enjoy this craft night. (7 to 8:30 p.m. May 14, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

 

May 15

Singer-songwriter Pentley Holmes will perform May 15 at Fire Slice Pizzeria.

American Dream: Detroit: Singer Michael Bolton hosts this look back at the city's history and optimistic examination of its future. (7 p.m. May 15, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Pentley Holmes: The New Jersey singer-songwriter will be featured on the FireSongs concert series. (7 p.m. May 15, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. No cover. 806-331-2232)

 

May 16

Rapper Tech N9ne will perform May 16 at Azteca Music Hall.

VA2K walk: This eighth-annual walk around the Amarillo VA Health Care System will provide supplies for formerly homeless veterans. Household and bathroom items are sought for donations. (11 a.m. May 16, Amarillo VA, 6010 W. Amarillo Blvd. 806-355-9703, ext. 7421)

Puppy Tales: Kids can practice their skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs. (11 a.m. May 16, Amarillo Public Library Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Sunset Boulevard: The TCM Big Screen Classics series continues with this masterful film about the relationship between a struggling screenwriter and a fading star. (2 and 7 p.m. May 16. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Amy Coffman: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. May 16, Springhill Suites' Helios Bar, 2301 Cinema Drive. No cover. 806-381-3400) 

Dave Ritter and Dan Hanson: The Amarillo musicians will perform. (7 p.m. May 16, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Tech N9ne: The rapper will bring his Planet Tour to town with Krizz KalikoJust JuiceJoey Cool and King Iso(7 p.m. May 16, Azteca Music Hall, 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912. Tickets $37 at Phone Medic, 3409 S. Georgia St., Suite 8; or $175 for VIP tickets at Strange Music Inc. 806-242-0877)

 

May 17

The Toadies will perform May 17 at Hoots Pub.

Deadpool 2: Advance tickets are on sale for the merc with a mouth's latest adventure at both United Artists Amarillo Star 14 and Cinemark Hollywood 16. Both theaters will screen the 2016 original film in a special double-feature presentation at 4 p.m., too. (Previews May 17, opens May 18)

Business Connection: The Amarillo Chamber of Commerce trade show offers plenty of swag and chances to connect. Lunch at the Tradeshow Food Court is $15. (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17 VIP show, 1 to 4 p.m. May 17 general public. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North and South Exhibit Halls, Regency Room and Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. $5 general admission, VIP tickets required. 806-373-7800 or 806-342-2018) 

Our Southern Neighbors: Learn about Mexico's rich culture of art and folklore with storytelling and an art project. (4 p.m. May 17, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer-songwriter Heath James will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. May 17, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

John Tice: The Amarillo singer will perform. (6 p.m. May 17, BL Bistro, 2203 S. Austin St. No cover. 806-355-7838)

Jim Gardner: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. May 17, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

The Shane Rogers Band: The Lubbock/Amarillo country band will perform. (6 p.m. May 17, Joe Taco, 7312 Wallace Blvd. No cover. 806-331-8226)

Fox and I: The ​Amarillo duo will perform. (6:30 p.m. May 17, Joe Taco Canyon, 502 15th St. No cover. 806-452-8226)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. May 17, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Macbeth: This National Theatre Live screening of Shakespeare's bloody royal drama stars Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff. (7 p.m. May 17, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Party on the Patio: Amarillo rock band Moon Dog will headline an outdoor concert. (7 p.m. May 17, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

Chad Miller: The West Texas singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. May 17, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Sister Act: This raucous musical adaptation of the popular film will close out Amarillo Little Theatre's 81st season. (7:30 p.m. May 17; continues through May 20. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

The Robert Hinds Quartet: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. May 17, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

The Toadies: The beloved Texas rock band will perform, with Amarillo rock band OddFellas opening. (10 p.m. May 17, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Sold out; limited tickets will be released day of show.)

 

May 18

Cody Johnson will perform May 18 at the Amarillo National Center.

(NOTE: Adult dramedy Book Club, starring Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda, and children's comedy Show Dogs are scheduled to open nationally, but advance tickets are not yet on sale.)

Windy City Warm-Up: Top regional riders will compete in this Panhandle Reined Cow Horse Association event. (8 a.m. May 18; continues through May 20. Bill Cody Arena on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

2018 Kids Cafe Classic Golf Tournament: This four-person, two low-ball tournament will raise funds for is set for High Plains Food Bank's Kids Cafe. Players will get lunch and a steak dinner. (1 p.m. May 18; registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Ross Rogers Golf Couse, 722 N.W. 24th Ave. Entry $1,500. 806-374-8562)

Chawn Cook and Sarah Adams: The Amarillo duo will give an acoustic show. (6 p.m. May 18, Wild Bill’s Fillin’ Station, 3514 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-372-4500)

Cody Johnson: The red-hot Texas country star will perform with openers Parker McCollum and Muscadine Bloodline. (6 p.m. May 18, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Tickets $30.75 general admission, $90 VIP, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Dan Hanson: The Amarillo musician will perform. (6 p.m. May 18, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

The DustJackets: The Amarillo folk-rock band will perform. (6 p.m. May 18, Gooney's, 705 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-367-9585)

The Local Nobodys: The Lubbock country band will perform.(6 p.m. May 18, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. May 18, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Texas Panhandle Student Art Show: Students from kindergarten through 12th grade, in both public and private schools, will be honored at the closing reception for this annual exhibition. (6:30 p.m. May 18, Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. Free. 806-371-5050)

Academy Unleashed: Student dancers from all of Lone Star Ballet Dance Academy's satellite studios will perform. (7 p.m. May 18; continues through May 20. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $5. 806-372-2463 or 806-378-3096)

Chad Miller: The West Texas singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. May 18, Polk Street Eats, 614 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-376-4700)

'80s Pop-Up Party: Flash back to the 1980s with Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, including cocktails and light bites while dancing to '80s tunes from Neon Pink Media's DJ Katie Eddins. (7 to 11 p.m. May 18, Derrick Event Center, 814 S. Taylor St. Tickets $20 in advance, $40 at door. 806-651-2244)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. May 18, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Insufficient Funds: The ​Amarillo favorites will perform. (8 p.m. May 18, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Moon Dog: The ​Amarillo rock act will perform. (8 p.m. May 18, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Sister Act: This raucous musical adaptation of the popular film will close out Amarillo Little Theatre's 81st season. (8 p.m. May 18; continues through May 20. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

The Jacob Rives Quartet: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. May 18, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Gage: The rapper will perform. (9 p.m. May 18, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

Reborn Country: The Lubbock country band will play. (9 p.m. May 18, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Lifeless 2 Life: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. May 18, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

 

May 19

The March Divide will perform May 19 at The 806 Coffee + Lounge.

Heritage Days: Celebrate Hansford County with a parade and more. (All day May 19, various locations in Spearman. 806-659-5555)

Original Team Roping: More fierce roping action. (8 a.m. May 19, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

Pancake Breakfast: Enjoy some tasty breakfast treats at this special event. (8 to 11 a.m. May 19, Khiva Shrine, 305 S.E. Fith Ave. Cost $7. 806-223-5920 or 806-654-2938)

Windy City Warm-Up: Top regional riders will compete in this Panhandle Reined Cow Horse Association event. (8 a.m. May 19; continues through May 20. Bill Cody Arena on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

Frontier Days: Enjoy a day of living history at Caprock Canyons State Park's19th-century encampments with re-enactors, activities and more. (9 a.m.. to 3 p.m. May 19, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Pioneer Gun Show: Check out vendors, retailers and more. (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 19; continues May 20. Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $6. 806-567-8700)

Beary Fun Day: Celebrate the 22nd birthday of the zoo's black bear Perioso with treats, keeper chats, crafts and more. (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12. 806-381-7911)

The Great Closet Cleanout: Panhandle Pride will host a community rummage sale, with booth rentals for $25; item donations also are accepted. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19, 212 Club, 212 S.W. Sixth Ave. Free. panhandle-pride.org)

Nuestro Estilo Car Club Chill & Grill: All classes of cars are welcome in this free car show. Food and vendors also will be on hand. (Noon to 5 p.m. May 19, northwest corner of Thompson Park, 2601 Dumas Drive. Free. 806-433-1750 or 806-576-5419)

Academy Unleashed: Student dancers from all of Lone Star Ballet Dance Academy's satellite studios will perform. (2 and 7 p.m. May 19; continues through May 20. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $5. 806-372-2463 or 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Venom: The indoor football squad continues its season with a bout with Dallas Marshals. It's F3 Night: Faith, Family and Football. (6 p.m. May 19, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 to $40. 806-350-7277)

Armed Forces Day Banquet: This America: Celebrate, Honor & Serve banquet — "celebrating freedom and honoring service," according to its flyer —will feature Robert O'Neill, former Navy SEAL and author of The Operator. (6 p.m. May 19, Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $100; sponsorships available to $10,000; free for military veterans and family with reservation. 806-681-1418)

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

Christy Hays: The Austin-based singer-songwriter will perform for a Living Room Concert for High Plains Public Radio(7 p.m. May 19,  Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. Suggested donation $15. 806-367-9088)

Austin Brazille: The Amarillo jazz musician will perform. (8 p.m. May 19, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

The Average Joes: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. May 19, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Sister Act: This raucous musical adaptation of the popular film will close out Amarillo Little Theatre's 81st season. (8 p.m. May 19; continues through May 20. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Polk Street Jazz: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. May 19, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

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

Sunset Hike: There's hardly a better place around here to watch sunset than Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and visitors on this moderately difficult guided hike will get an eyeful. Arrive at the park at least 30 minutes early for this approximately 1.5-mile hike, and dress for the warm weather (including good hiking shoes or boots). Don't forget water. The hike begins at Chinaberry Day Use Area on the floor of the canyon. (8:30 p.m. May 19, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Park admission $5 adults, hike is free. 806-488-2227)

Black Dog Friday: The Dallas-based Southern rock band will return. (9 p.m. May 19, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

Bradley Sherrer: The Texas country singer will perform. (9 p.m. May 19, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Caballos del Norte: The norteña band will perform with Grupo Inovacion. (9 p.m. May 19, Ocho Segundos, 5331 E. Amarillo Blvd. Cover. 806-383-6246)

Chad Miller: The West Texas singer-songwriter will perform. (9 p.m. May 19, BL Bistro, 2203 S. Austin St. No cover. 806-355-7838)

The March Divide: The one-man band will give an acoustic show. (9 p.m. May 19, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Naked Girls Reading: Bedtime Stories, Grimm's Edition: The Amarillo chapter of the national "live, nude literary salon" will entertain the audience with an unusual book club. (9 p.m. May 19, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Cover $10. 806-681-9255)

Your Brother's Uncle: The Lubbock country band will play. (9 p.m. May 19, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Aaron Einhouse: The Texas country singer will perform. (10 p.m. May 19, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

J. Trial Band: The Amarillo indie rock band will perform. (10 p.m. May 19, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

May 20

Muttfest's 25th anniversary celebration is May 20 at Memorial Park.

Hope & Healing Place 2018 Half Marathon: Runners will tour through downtown Amarillo and and the Oliver-Eakle and Wolflin neighborhoods to raise funds for support groups for grieving children and families. (7 a.m. May 20, Amarillo National Bank Plaza 1, Fourth Avenue and Polk Street. Registration fees $75 for individuals, $100 for a two-person relay and $150 for a four-person relay; Sleeping-In donation fee is $65. 806-371-8998)

Windy City Warm-Up: Top regional riders will compete in this Panhandle Reined Cow Horse Association event. (8 a.m. May 20, Bill Cody Arena on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

Pioneer Gun Show: Check out vendors, retailers and more. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 20. Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $6. 806-567-8700)

Muttfest: Themed "Game of Bones," a spin on HBO's Game of ThronesAmarillo SPCA's 25th annual festival will food, face painting, crafts, a silent auction and vendor booths, and the Skyhoundz Canine Frisbee Disc Championship. Pets can be entered in several contests. (Noon to 5 p.m. May 20, Memorial Park, 24th Avenue and Washington Street near the Amarillo College campus. Free. 806-622-0555)

Porco Rosso: The Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 continues with this 1992 anime film about a pilot cursed to look like a pig. (12:55 p.m. May 20 [English-dubbed]; continues through May 23. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Chad Miller: The West Texas singer-songwriter will perform. (1 p.m. May 20, Joe Taco, 7312 Wallace Blvd. No cover. 806-331-8226)

Sister Act: This raucous musical adaptation of the popular film will close out Amarillo Little Theatre's 81st season. (2:30 p.m. May 20. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Academy Unleashed: Student dancers from all of Lone Star Ballet Dance Academy's satellite studios will perform. (3 p.m. May 20, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $5. 806-372-2463 or 806-378-3096)

Height Keech: The Baltimore rapper will perform with Lalive. (10 p.m. May 20, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $7. 806-367-9840)

 

May 21

"Porco Rosso" will screen May 20, 21 and 23 as part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2018.
Courtesy Fathom

Porco Rosso: The Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 continues with this 1992 anime film about a pilot cursed to look like a pig. (7 p.m. May 21 [subtitled]; continues through May 23. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

 

May 22

Dear Marsha will perform May 22 at Fire Slice Pizzeria.

Fourth Tuesday Book Club: Join the discussion of Sarah Addison Allen's Lost Lake(11 a.m. May 22, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Dear Marsha: The Amarillo/Colorado indie rock band will be featured on the FireSongs concert series. (7 p.m. May 22, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. No cover. 806-331-2232)

Godspeed — The Race Across America: This inspirational documentary charts an attempt by racers Jerry Schemmel and Brad Cooper to make it across America on bicycles. (7 p.m. May 22, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. May 22, Springhill Suites' Helios Bar, 2301 Cinema Drive. No cover. 806-381-3400)

When Particles Collide: The Maine rock duo will return. (9 p.m. May 22, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

 

May 23

Beth Lee will perform May 23 at Leftwoods.

Stuffie Sleepover: Kids can wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or doll for a special storytime. Afterwards, the toys will spend the night at the library. (4 p.m. May 23, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Keitha Jones: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (5 p.m. May 23, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Duo Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (7 p.m. May 23, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Porco Rosso: The Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 continues with this 1992 anime film about a pilot cursed to look like a pig. (7 p.m. May 23 [English-dubbed], United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

Beth Lee: The Austin rocker will perform. (10 p.m. May 23, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $7. 806-367-9840)

James 3 Duo: This offshoot of the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash Unchained will perform. (10 p.m. May 12, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

 

May 24

Duo Kara will perform several May dates at Esquire Jazz Club.
Photo by Wilkinson Image & Design

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club: Join the discussion of Martha Hall Kelly's Lilac Girls(12:15 p.m. May 24, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer-songwriter Dannie Lake will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. May 10, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Amy Coffman: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6 p.m. May 24, BL Bistro, 2203 S. Austin St. No cover. 806-355-7838)

Duo Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (6 p.m. May 24, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. May 24, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Party on the Patio: Amarillo rock band The Solano Project will headline an outdoor concert. (7 p.m. May 24, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

The Jacob Rives Quartet: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. May 24, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

 

May 25

Shotgun Rider will perform May 25 at Hoots Pub.

(NOTE: ​The embattled sci-fi prequel Solo: A Star Wars Story, starring Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover, is scheduled to open nationally, but advance tickets are not yet on sale.)

Final Friday Art Bazaar: This monthly event includes an art show by Stacy Lavon, bazaar and homemade crafts. (5:30 p.m. May 25, Gallery on 7th, 513 S.W. Seventh Ave. Free. 806-681-0821)

Bar Z Live Music: West Texas singer-songwriter Chad Miller will perform, and Coast to Coast food truck will be on site. (6 to 9 p.m. May 25, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10. 806-488-2214)

Duo Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform an early show, then a late show as a full band. (6 and 8:30 p.m. May 25, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Fox and I: The ​Amarillo duo will perform. (6 p.m. May 25, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

Memorial Day Weekend Door Car Shootout: Racers will go head-to-head for big prizes. (6 p.m. May 25; continues May 26. Amarillo Dragway, 12955 Burlington Road. Admission $15; children 12 and younger free. 806-676-6148)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. May 25, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Austin Brazille: The Amarillo jazz musician will perform. (8 p.m. May 25, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

'80s Metal Mayhem: Amarillo bands Mr. Scary and Inside Out will play some favorite headbangers. (8 p.m. May 25, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

Texas Blues Runners: The touring band (featuring Baby's Stephen Crane) will perform. (8 p.m. May 25, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

The Tweeks: The ​Amarillo band will perform. (8 p.m. May 25, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Tommy Davis & Panhandle Wind: The Amarillo country band will play. (9 p.m. May 25, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Bomb City Pretties Summer Burlesque: The Amarillo burlesque troupe will celebrate summer's arrival in two shows. (10 p.m. May 25; continues May 27. RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Cover $10. 806-681-9255)

Fox & The Bird: The Dallas folk band will perform with Fellow American(10 p.m. May 25, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

J.A.R.S. of Sound: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. May 25, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

Shotgun Rider: The Texas country band, which got its start here, will perform. (10 p.m. May 25, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

May 26

Dallas Owens will return to perform May 26 at the annual Bad Magik Musik Festival in Sam Houston Park.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Native Lifeways of the Plains: Learn about the indigenous people of the Great Plains in this exhibition drawn principally from the museum's ethnology collection, including Quanah Parker's headdress and lance, the Kiowa calendar and a Comanche headdress dating to circa 1860. (Opens May 26, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon, Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays through May. Admission $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children and free for members and children younger than 4. 806-651-2244)

Works on Paper: This exhibition of works from Amarillo Museum of Art's permanent collection will shine a spotlight on the medium utilized by countless artists in virtually every process. Watercolors by Georgia O'Keeffe and Elaine de Kooning will hang alongside prints by Andy Warhol, photographs by Dorothea Lange and many more. (May 26 to July 29, Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission free. 806-371-5050)

Birding Walk & Talk: Meet at Chinaberry Day Use Area at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for an early morning birding walk of less than one mile. Binoculars and bird guides are helpful but not required. (7:30 a.m. May 26, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

AOTC Agility Trials: The Amarillo Obedience Training Club will host dogs from four states in this competition. (8 a.m. May 26; continues through May 28. Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

Canyon Walk & Talk: Learn more about Caprock Canyon's animals, history, plants, geology and more on this guided hike. (9 a.m. May 26, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Forgotten Frontera: The Center for the Study of the American West wil host this special tour of the ruins of Sandoval Plaza, the headquarters of Agapito Sandoval,  in northwestern Potter County, then tour the Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Museum. A lunch cookout is included, and a 15-minute hike will be necessary. (9 a.m. May 26, northwestern Potter County. Tickets $100; reservations required by May 12. 806-651-2457)

Memorial Run/Walk for the Fallen: Spend Memorial Day Weekend giving back to those who have served in a run and walk, then memorial balloon launch at 11 a.m. and lunch at 11:15 a.m. Packet pickup is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 25 at Get Fit, 1911 S. Georgia St. Proceeds benefit America: Celebrate, Honor & Serve and the annual Armed Forces Day Banquet. (9 a.m. May 26, Stephen F. Austin Park, 2400 S. Crockett St. Registration fee $25 for walk; $25 ages 19 and younger and $40 ages 20 and older for run. 806-673-6779)

Bad Magik Musik Fest: The annual summer kickoff with some of Amarillo's favorite bands returns. Music lineup includes The Mag Seven, The Grumbling Grandsons, The Wookies, Dallas Owens, Fat Lava, Mount Ivy, Bad Grammar, Fine & Dandy and Fellow American, with DJs Rupert the Duke and GiANT. (noon to 9 p.m. May 26, Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street. Free. 806-322-1806)

Trailway Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour of the historic Caprock Canyons Trailway. Reservations are required; fee is $10 each. (2 p.m. May 26, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4; tours $10. 806-455-1492)

Duo Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (6 p.m. May 26, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Memorial Day Weekend Door Car Shootout: Racers will be going head-to-head for big prizes. (6 p.m. May 26, Amarillo Dragway, 12955 Burlington Road. Admission $15; children 12 and younger free. 806-676-6148)

Mulkey Block Party: This family friendly block party helps celebrate ongoing renovations to the historic Mulkey Theater in downtown Clarendon. It'll feature live music, food, games and a car show. (6 to 10 p.m. May 26, at and around Mulkey Theater, 110 S. Kearney St. in Clarendon. Free; 806-874-2421) 

Spring Fling Dance: Kick up your boots at Palo Duro Canyon State Park's Mack Dick Group Pavilion. (6 to 9 p.m. May 26, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

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

Luke Pell: The Bachelorette contestant-turned-country singer will give an outdoor concert with opener Lindsey Lane & Goodnight Gracie. (7 p.m. May 26, Lake Meredith Amphitheatre at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, 50 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch. Tickets $25 lawn general admission, $30 general admision, $60 VIP general admission, $100 VIP meet & greet, plus fees. 806-378-3096 or projectfritchamerica@outlook.com)

Music Under the Stars: Musicians Cecil White and John Walker will pay tribute to Chet Atkins and Floyd Cramer in an outdoor concert. (7 p.m. May 26, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Forever Mac: The Fleetwood Mac tribute band will perform (presumably without firing the guitarist first) amid Starlight Ranch Event Center's activities, including zip lines, a 10,000-square-foot maze, miniature golf and more. (7:30 p.m. May 26, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $12 general admission, $45 tables, plus fees. 806-379-8800)

The Fwoops: The ​Amarillo jazz combo will perform. (8 p.m. May 26, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

The Darling Brothers Band: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. May 26, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Esquire Jazz Band: The house band will perform. (8:30 p.m. May 26, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Bad Magik After Party: Amarillo goth-punk band Deathbelles and Bad Wax will play at the official post-festival celebration. (9 p.m. May 26, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Texas Tumbleweed Junction: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. May 26, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Tommy Davis & Panhandle Wind: The Amarillo country band will play. (9 p.m. May 26, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

 

May 27

Learn about the Caprock Canyons bisons at a special May 27 presentation.
Caprock Canyons / Facebook

AOTC Agility Trials: The Amarillo Obedience Training Club will host dogs from four states in this competition. (8 a.m. May 27; continues through May 28. Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

Trailway Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour of the historic Caprock Canyons Trailway. Reservations are required; fee is $10 per seat. (2 p.m. May 27, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4; tours $10. 806-455-1492)

Bomb City Pretties Summer Burlesque: The Amarillo burlesque troupe will celebrate summer's arrival in two shows. (10 p.m. May 27, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Cover $10. 806-681-9255)

Texas State Bison Herd: Learn more about the state's official herd at Caprock Canyons State Park in this special presentation. (9 p.m. May 27, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

 

May 28

Saddle of Southern Darkness will perform with Dig Deep on May 28 at Leftwoods.

AOTC Agility Trials: The Amarillo Obedience Training Club will host dogs from four states in this competition. (8 a.m. May 28, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

Dig Deep and Saddle of Southern Darkness: The roots bands (see here and here) will bring their joint tour to town. (10 p.m. May 28, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $7. 806-367-9840)

 

May 29

Enjoy a full moon hike May 29 at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

It's Magnetic: Learn about magnets, magnetism and magnetic slime. (5 p.m. May 29, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Devlon Jones: The Amarillo gospel singer will be featured on the season finale of the FireSongs concert series. (7 p.m. May 29, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. No cover. 806-331-2232)

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo rock band The Skeleton Krew will kick off the season. (7 p.m. May 29, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free. 806-378-3036)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. May 29, Springhill Suites' Helios Bar, 2301 Cinema Drive. No cover. 806-381-3400)

Full Moon Hike: Enjoy a nighttime hike under the full moon in Palo Duro Canyon. Registration is required; email jeff.davis@tpwd.texas.gov(8:30 p.m. May 29, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, $5 park admission. 806-488-2227, ext. 2067)

 

May 30

Steve Pemberton's journey through the foster system and emergence as an adoption advocate is told in "A Chance in the World.
Courtesy Fathom

Dave Ritter and Dan Hanson: The Amarillo musicians will perform. (7 p.m. May 30, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

A Chance in the World: Based on the memoir, this film tells the story of adoption advocate Steve Pemberton and his struggles surviving in the foster system. A live-streamed panel discussion will follow. (7 p.m. May 30, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

 

May 31

The DustJackets will give a special early show May 31 at Golden Light Cantina.

Amarillo Reads in the Summer kickoff dance party: The summer reading club launches with a family dance party. Registration for the club opens June 1. (4 p.m. May 31, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Funny Car Chaos Pre-Race Party: Get a sneak peek of the Funny Car Chaos racers before their June 1 and 2 appearance at Amarillo Dragway. (5 p.m. May 31, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Coors Cowboy Club Longhorn Cattle Drive: The ranch rodeo weekend will kick off with a longhorn cattle drive from 11th Avenue and Polk Street, north to Third Avenue, east to Marrs Street, south to 10th Avenue and east again into the Tri-State Fairgrounds. (6 p.m. May 31, downtown Amarillo to Tri-State Fairgrounds. Free. 806-373-7800

John Tice: The Amarillo singer will perform. (6 p.m. May 17, BL Bistro, 2203 S. Austin St. No cover. 806-355-7838)

Jim Gardner: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. May 31, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Andy Irons: Kissed by God: This faith-based documentary details the story of champion surfer Irons and his struggles with bipolar disorder and opioid addiction. A streamed Q&A will follow. (7 p.m. May 31, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

The DustJackets: The Amarillo folk-rock band will perform in a special early show. (7 p.m. May 31, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Party on the Patio: Amarillo country act Buster Bledsoe Band will headline an outdoor concert. (7 p.m. May 31, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

The James Barger Quartet: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. May 31, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

 

 

Ongoing

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