Memorial Day 2018 Roundup: Bad Magik Musik Fest, Cannon Air Show, more

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Bad Magik Musik Fest is Saturday in Sam Houston Park.
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By Chip Chandler — Producer

Summer officially kicks off with the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Check here for a roundup of both fun and solemn events around the area.

(Note: This will take the place of the usual weekly event and music roundups.)

 

Thursday

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club: Join the discussion of Martha Hall Kelly's Lilac Girls(12:15 p.m. Thursday, 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. Thursday, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Amy Coffman: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6 p.m. Thursday, 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. Thursday, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Alissa Breyer: The Amarillo singer will perform. (6 p.m. Thursady, Joe Taco, 7312 Wallace Blvd. No cover. 806-331-8226)

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

Kickshikers: The Amarillo country band will perform. (7 p.m. Thursday, Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

Love Shine: The Amarillo band will perform. (7 p.m. Thursday, Amarillo Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1475, 1401 S.W. Eighth Ave. Cover $5. 806-373-3521)

Open-Mic Night: Amarillo country singers Buster Bledsoe and Colton Wilcher will host. (7 p.m. Thursday, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

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

Ray Wilson: The ​Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Thursday, Long Wooden Spoon Brewing, 4098 Business Park Drive. No cover. 806-553-0397)

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

Also:

  • DJ Atomic spins at 9 p.m. at Atomic Sports Grill & Bar, 2523 Brittain Drive. No cover. Call 806-355-2100.
  • DJs Kraze and Glitter will host karaoke at 9 p.m. at Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. Call 806-803-9063.
  • Amarillo country singer Danny Ruiz hosts open-mic night at 9 p.m. at Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse, 6103 S. Coulter St., Suite 200. No cover. Call 806-376-5286.
  • Karaoke is featured at 9 p.m. at Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. Call 806-351-0757.
  • DJ Bert Zuniga spins at 9 p.m. at Old Buster's Lounge, 2204 S.E. 24th Ave. No cover. Call 806-379-8100.
  • Jim Bean hosts an open-mic night at 9 p.m. at 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. Call 806-356-0873.
  • B-Man's Karaoke is featured at 9 p.m. at Buffalo's Cafe, 2811 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. No cover. Call 806-655-4400.
  • Lil T Karaoke is featured at 9 p.m. at House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. Call 806-677-6450.
  • Angelrey hosts Throwback Thursdays at 10 p.m. at The Spot, 4001 E. Interstate 40.
  • DJ service All About Music will spin at 11 p.m. at Fast Eddie's, 1619 S. Kentucky St. No cover. Call 806-590-7235.

 

Friday

Shotgun Rider will perform Friday at Hoots Pub.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Illumination Week: A quartet of Illumination Studios films — Dr. Seuss' The LoraxThe Secret Life of PetsSing and Despicable Me — will screen several times through Tuesday. (various times Friday through Tuesday, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Tickets $5. 806-352-7411) 

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

Amarillo's Biggest Graduation Celebration: DJ Tommy the Hacker will spin at this free party for 2018 graduates. The venue includes zip lining, a 10,000 square foot maze, miniature golf, driving range, mechanical bull and more. (6 to 11 p.m Friday, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. No cover. 806-678-7002)

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. Friday, 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. Friday, 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. Friday, 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. Friday; continues Saturday. Amarillo Dragway, 12955 Burlington Road. Admission $15; children 12 and younger free. 806-676-6148)

Memorial Day Western Weekend: Enjoy free screenings of some Clint Eastwood classics at Sandell Drive-In in Clarendon. The Outlaw Josey Wales will screen at dusk Friday, with an additional movie Sunday. (6 p.m. Friday; continues Sunday. Sandell Drive-In, 12 S. Center Drive in Clarendon. Tickets $8 for adults, $6 children and free for ages 2 and younger. 806-874-0685)

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

The Shane Rogers Band: The Lubbock/Amarillo country band will give an acoustic performance. (6:30 p.m. Friday, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. Friday, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Will Banister & The Modern Day Ramblers: The Clovis, N.M., country band will perform. (7 p.m. MDT Friday, Kelley's Bar & Grill, 2208 N. Prince St. in Clovis. Cover $3. 575-762-0044)

Austin Brazille: The Amarillo jazz musician will perform. (8 p.m. Friday, 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. Friday, 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. Friday, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

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

Dani LaCour: The country-rock singer will perform. (9 p.m. Friday, Main Street Bar, 631 N. Main St. in Borger. 806-274-7070)

Tommy Davis & Panhandle Wind: The Amarillo country band will play. (9 p.m. Friday, 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. Friday; continues Sunday. 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. Friday, 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. Friday, 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. Friday, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Also: 

  • Amarillo bluesman Stew Moss performs at 6 p.m. at The Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. Call 806-372-6000.
  • Mariachi band Pete Y Los Releros performs at 6:30 p.m. at Bracero's Mexican Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. Call 806-220-2395.
  • Mariachi band El Trio Cortez performs at 7 p.m. at Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. No cover. Call 806-373-8889.
  • Amarillo singer-songwriter Andy Chase performs at 7 p.m. at Napoli's Italian Restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St. Call 806-220-2588.
  • The Killer Dueling Pianos will play at 8 p.m. at I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. Call 806-331-7985.
  • DJ Atomic spins at 9 p.m. at Atomic Sports Grill & Bar, 2523 Brittain Drive. No cover. Call 806-355-2100.
  • DJ Oni will spin at 9 p.m. at Bodega's, 709 S. Polk St. Cover. Call 806-378-5790.
  • B-Man's Karaoke is featured at 9 p.m. at Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. Call 806-373-9149.
  • B-Man's Karaoke also is featured at 9 p.m. at Buckles Lounge, 6800 E. Interstate 40. No cover. Call 806-379-8064.
  • Karaoke is featured at 9 p.m. at Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. Call 806-351-0757.
  • Lil T Karaoke is featured at 9 p.m. at House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. Call 806-677-6450.
  • DJ Tino D is featured at 9 p.m. at Lupita's Bar & Grill, 316 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. Call 806-350-7705.
  • DJ Chancho will spin at Ladies Night at 9 p.m. at Mulligan's Pub, 2511 Paramount Blvd. Cover $5. Call 806-367-8428.
  • DJ Bert Zuniga spins at 9 p.m. at Old Buster's Lounge, 2204 S.E. 24th Ave. No cover. Call 806-379-8100.
  • Karaoke is featured at 9 p.m. at The Pine Shed, 5342 Canyon Dr. No cover. Call 806-352-2446.
  • DJ service All About Music will spin at 10 p.m. at Fast Eddie's, 1619 S. Kentucky St. No cover. Call 806-590-7235.
  • Dance at The Latin Spot with DJ Ramon at 10 p.m. at The Spot, 4001 E. Interstate 40.

 

Saturday

Bad Magik Musik Fest returns Saturday in Sam Houston Park.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Illumination Week: A quartet of Illumination Studios films — Dr. Seuss' The LoraxThe Secret Life of PetsSing and Despicable Me — will screen several times through Tuesday. (various times Friday through Tuesday, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Tickets $5. 806-352-7411) 

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 Saturday, 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. (Saturday 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday; continues through Monday. 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Friday at Get Fit, 1911 S. Georgia St. Proceeds benefit America: Celebrate, Honor & Serve and the annual Armed Forces Day Banquet(9 a.m. Saturday, 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)

Cannon Air Force Base Air Show: The USAF Thunderbirds, Cannon Air Commandos and Royal Canadian Air Force will offer demonstrations at this annual Space & Tech Fest at Cannon Air Force Base. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT Saturday; continues Sunday. Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, N.M. Free. 575-784-4131)

The Great Flood of '78: Learn about the worst flood in  Palo Duro Canyon State Park's recorded history in this special event marking the 40th anniversary of the disaster. Highlight include never-before-seen photos and insight from the photographer and rangers. (10 a.m. Saturday, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Bad Magik Musik Fest: The annual summer kickoff with some of Amarillo's favorite bands returns. Music lineup includes The Mag SevenThe Grumbling GrandsonsThe WookiesDallas Owens, Fat Lava, Mount Ivy, Bad Grammar, Fine & Dandy and Fellow American, with DJs Rupert the Duke and GiANT(noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, 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. Saturday, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4; tours $10. 806-455-1492)

Cedar Shack's 15th Anniversary Party: Celebrate the bar's birthday with food and more. (6 p.m. Saturday, The Cedar Shack, 5005 River Road. Free. 806-383-2646)

Duo Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (6 p.m. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

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

Black & Denton: The Amarillo rock duo will perform. (7 p.m. Saturday, Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-373-8889)

Eddie & The Eat: The Amarillo-based Americana band will give an acoustic performance. (7 p.m. Saturday, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Luke Pell: The Bachelorette contestant-turned-country singer will give an outdoor concert with opener Lindsey Lane & Goodnight Gracie(7 p.m. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

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

Nate Kipp: The Texas country singer will perform in Canadian. (9:30 p.m. Saturday, Stumblin' Goat Saloon, 217 S. Second St. in Canadian. No cover. 806-323-9257)

ElectriKden: The DJ will spin underground electronic dance music. (10 p.m. Saturday, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. No cover.)

Memorial Day Party: DJs Keith Héz and Gilby Cent will spin. (10 p.m. Saturday, MJ's Saloon and Grill, 3705 Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-398-0634)

Jazzy Breaks: DJ Giantfeet will spin jazz favorites. (11 p.m. Saturday, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. No cover for ages 21 and older. 806-584-9571)

Also:

 

Sunday

Illumination Week: A quartet of Illumination Studios films — Dr. Seuss' The LoraxThe Secret Life of PetsSing and Despicable Me — will screen several times through Tuesday. (various times Friday through Tuesday, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Tickets $5. 806-352-7411) 

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

Cannon Air Force Base Air Show: The USAF Thunderbirds, Cannon Air Commandos and Royal Canadian Air Force will offer demonstrations at this annual Space & Tech Fest at Cannon Air Force Base. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT Sunday, Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, N.M. Free. 575-784-4131)

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

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo rocker will perform. (3 p.m. Sunday, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Memorial Day Western Weekend: Enjoy free screenings of some Clint Eastwood classics at Sandell Drive-In in Clarendon. Pale Rider will screen at dusk Sunday, following a washer pitching contest beginning at 5 p.m. (5 p.m. Sunday. Sandell Drive-In, 12 S. Center Drive in Clarendon. Tickets $8 for adults, $6 children and free for ages 2 and younger. 806-874-0685)

Bomb City Pretties Summer Burlesque: The Amarillo burlesque troupe will celebrate summer's arrival in two shows. (10 p.m. Sunday, 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. Sunday, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Also: 

  • Amarillo bluesman Stew Moss performs at 6 p.m. at The Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. Call 806-372-6000.
  • B-Man's Karaoke is featured at 9 p.m. at 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. Call 806-356-0873.
  • Amarillo DJ Bert Zuniga hosts Tejano Sundays at 9 p.m. at Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. Call 806-379-6555, ext. 2999.

 

Monday

Illumination Week: A quartet of Illumination Studios films — Dr. Seuss' The LoraxThe Secret Life of PetsSing and Despicable Me — will screen several times through Tuesday. (various times Friday through Tuesday, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Tickets $5. 806-352-7411) 

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

Memorial Day Ceremony: An avenue of flags will pay tribute to those buried at Llano Cemetery. (10 a.m. Monday, Poppy Field at Llano Cemetery West, 2900 S. Hayes St.. Free. 806-376-4538)

Texas Panhandle War Memorial Ceremony: Pay tribute to soldiers from the 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. (11 a.m. Monday, Texas Panhandle War Memorial, 4101 S. Georgia St. 806-353-3300 or 806-674-0495)

Yappy Hour: Bring your dog along for a weekly party with live music and margaritas. (6 to 10 p.m. Monday, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Free. 806-678-7002)

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

 

Tuesday

 

Illumination Week: A quartet of Illumination Studios films — Dr. Seuss' The LoraxThe Secret Life of PetsSing and Despicable Me — will screen several times through Tuesday. (various times Friday through Tuesday, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Tickets $5. 806-352-7411) 

It's Magnetic: Learn about magnets, magnetism and magnetic slime. (5 p.m. Tuesday, 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. Tuesday, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. No cover. 806-331-2232)

Starlight Theatre: Amarillo country band Blue Denim II will kick off the season. (7 p.m. Tuesday, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free. 806-378-3036)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. Tuesday, 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. Tuesday, 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)

 

 

 

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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