Play Here's Activity Roundup for Feb. 15 to 22, with Gabriel Iglesias, Ink Life, Dwight Yoakam, theater, more

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Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias will give two shows Saturday.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

From tattoos to theater, burlesque to roping, the week ahead is packed with activities and events. Check here and don't miss out on anything!

 

Thursday

"The Wizard of Oz" will be staged Thursday in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium as part of Civic Amarillo and Celebrity Attractions' Broadway Spotlight Series.

Possibilities in Pop Culture: Educators get a special night to explore Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's in-depth look at how society has evolved from the 1950s to today through the lens of pop culture. (5 p.m. Thursday, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free for educators, $5 for guests. 806-651-2244)

A Flea in Her Ear: The West Texas A&M University theater department will stage this French farce, newly translated by American playwright David Ives, in which a dissatisfied wife tries to find out if her husband is cheating on her. Complications (and laughs) ensue. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday. Branding Iron Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. Tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. 806-651-2804)

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change: This four-person musical will be revived by Amarillo Little Theatre for the first time since 2004 for a special Valentine's show. It depicts romantic adventures and misadventures in a series of vignettes. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

The Wizard of Oz: The Broadway Spotlight Series and Civic Amarillo are following the Yellow Brick Road to a new staging of this classic tale, based on the Royal Shakespeare Company's 1987 adaptation of the beloved 1939 film. (7:30 p.m. Thursday. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $25 to $64, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

 

Friday

The Ink Life Tattoo & Music Festival returns to Amarillo from Friday through Sunday.

Continental Antique Show: The shopping expo returns. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $5.)

Ink Life Tattoo & Music Festival: The three-day celebration of tats and tunes returns with performances by rock band Fuel and illusionist Dan Sperry on Friday. Here's my preview(Noon to 11 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $25 daily, $50 for daily VIP access and $75 for weekend pass, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Lone Star Brahmas. Former Dallas Cowboys star Jay Novacek will help celebrate Cowboys Night(7 p.m. Friday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $13-$23 adults, $9-$23 children. 806-242-1122)

A Flea in Her Ear: The West Texas A&M University theater department will stage this French farce, newly translated by American playwright David Ives, in which a dissatisfied wife tries to find out if her husband is cheating on her. Complications (and laughs) ensue. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday. Branding Iron Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. Tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. 806-651-2804)

Dwight Yoakam: The country star will bring his latest tour to town(8 p.m. Friday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $86.75, $56.75, $36.75 and $26.75, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change: This four-person musical will be revived by Amarillo Little Theatre for the first time since 2004 for a special Valentine's show. It depicts romantic adventures and misadventures in a series of vignettes. (8 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

The Martinis: The Jazz on Sixth concert series for Chamber Music Amarillo will continue with these local favorites. (8 p.m. Friday, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets $15. 806-236-3545)

Apocalipstick: The Revenge: Amarillo burlesque troupe Galatea Burlesk and guests will rage against Valentine's Day in this annual show. (9 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday. The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $10. 806-322-1806)

Rap a Taste: Enjoy live poetry and other performances; open-mic performances begin at 7 p.m. (8 p.m. Friday, Jus Loung'n, 401 S.W. Third Ave. No cover. 806-677-4820)

 

Saturday

Amarillo Little Theatre's "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," starring Jacob Miller and Lindsey Williams, runs through Sunday.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Three-Star Memorial Roping: This event — held in memory of Todd Fincher, Jody Hart and C.M. Kuhlman — features a ladies open, a girls breakaway, calf roping and boys/girls invitational roping. (9 a.m. Saturday; continues Sunday.  Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; free. 806-376-7767)

Pioneer Gun Show: Locked and loaded. (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday. Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $7. 806-567-8700)

Continental Antique Show: The vintage shopping expo returns. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $5.)

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

Women's Book Club: Join the club's reading challenge, this time focusing on J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone(10 a.m. Saturday, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Ink Life Tattoo & Music Festival: The three-day celebration of tats and tunes returns with performances by country band The Kentucky Headhunters, illusionist Dan Sperry and Amarillo rock band OddFellas on Saturday. Here's my preview(Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $25 daily, $50 for daily VIP access and $75 for weekend pass, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Black History Month Story Time: Celebrate the month with stories by and about African Americans, read by Amarillo residents. (2 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Lower Comanche Trail Nature Walk: Explore the flora, fauna, geology and history of Palo Duro Canyon State Park on this 1.5-mile hike. Dress for the weather, wear good hiking shoes or boots, and bring plenty of water. Friendly, leashed pets are welcome with their own supply of water. Meet at the Mack Dick Group Pavilion parking lot. (2 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)

Vedem Inspired 'Zines: Amarillo Reads focuses on the teen creators of Vedem, a magazine that chronicled life in a concentration camp. (2 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: The comedian brings his One Show Fits All world tour to town for two shows. (6 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $45 to $90, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

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

Mardi Gras Party: The annual Family Support Services fundraiser will feature a Cajun menu from Chefs Delvin Wilson and Alfonso Armstrong, music by Insufficient Funds, casino games and a live and silent auction. (7 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $60 or $400 for tables of eight; sponsorships begin at $500. 806-342-2503)

A Flea in Her Ear: The West Texas A&M University theater department will stage this French farce, newly translated by American playwright David Ives, in which a dissatisfied wife tries to find out if her husband is cheating on her. Complications (and laughs) ensue. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday. Branding Iron Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. Tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. 806-651-2804)

Footloose Movie Night: Everybody cut loose at this Long Wooden Spoon Brewing party. Attendees should wear '80s fashion. (7:30 p.m. Saturday, Long Wooden Spoon Brewing, 4098 Business Park Drive. No cover. 806-553-0397)

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change: This four-person musical will be revived by Amarillo Little Theatre for the first time since 2004 for a special Valentine's show. It depicts romantic adventures and misadventures in a series of vignettes. (8 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Apocalipstick: The Revenge: Amarillo burlesque troupe Galatea Burlesk and guests will rage against Valentine's Day in this annual show. (9 p.m. Saturday. The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $10. 806-322-1806)

 

Sunday

Harrington String Quartet will perform Sunday at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

Three-Star Memorial Roping: This event — held in memory of Todd Fincher, Jody Hart and C.M. Kuhlman — features a ladies open, a girls breakaway, calf roping and boys/girls invitational roping. (9 a.m. Saturday; continues Sunday. Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; free. 806-376-7767)

Pioneer Gun Show: Locked and loaded. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $7. 806-567-8700)

Continental Antique Show: The shopping expo returns. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $5.)

Ink Life Tattoo & Music Festival: The three-day celebration of tats and tunes will conclude with performances by country band Texas Hippie CoalitionHere's my preview(Noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $25 daily, $50 for daily VIP access and $75 for weekend pass, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

A Flea in Her Ear: The West Texas A&M University theater department will stage this French farce, newly translated by American playwright David Ives, in which a dissatisfied wife tries to find out if her husband is cheating on her. Complications (and laughs) ensue. (2:30 p.m. Sunday. Branding Iron Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. Tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. 806-651-2804)

Harrington String Quartet: The quartet's winter concert will feature Alexander Glazunov's Novelettes for String Quartet, Dmitry Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 4 and Franz Schubert's String Quartet in G Major. (2:30 p.m. Sunday, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Tickets $20 adults, $15 seniors. 806-651-2840)

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change: This four-person musical will be revived by Amarillo Little Theatre for the first time since 2004 for a special Valentine's show. It depicts romantic adventures and misadventures in a series of vignettes. (2:30 p.m. Sunday. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

 

Tuesday

FireSongs: This concert series featuring original music will continue with touring singer-songwriter Benny Bassett(7 p.m. Tuesday, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. 806-331-2232)

 

Wednesday

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

 

Feb. 22

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club: Join the discussion of Elie Wiesel's Day as part of the Amarillo Reads program. This is the final meeting about Wiesel's trilogy. (12:15 p.m. Feb. 22, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Southern Plains Conference: The Center for the Study of the American West and Ogallala Commons will host this two-day conference on writing, photography, history and culture, all designed around the theme "Shaping a Sense of Place." (3 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22; continues Feb. 23. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. $30; reservations required. 806-651-5238)

The Vagina Monologues: This V-Day event will feature a staging of the Eve Ensler play in a benefit performance for Martha's Home(7 p.m. Feb. 22; continues Feb. 23. RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Tickets $10. 806-681-9255)

Fool for Love: The late Sam Shepard's iconic drama about the push and pull of a dysfunctional relationship will be staged by the Amarillo College theatre department(7:30 p.m. Feb. 22; continues through Feb. 25. AC Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors and students. 806-371-5359)

 

Ongoing

  • Amarillo Botanical Gardens: The gardens, 1400 Streit Drive, are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children through eighth grade. Call 806-352-6513.
  • Amarillo Escape and Mystery: Attempt to escape a variety of themed locked rooms in 60 minutes at this attraction, 12208 Canyon Drive. It's open daily by reservation; games must be booked two hours in advance. Cost is $20, plus tax. Call 806-414-2382.
  • Amarillo Museum of Art: The museum, 2200 S. Van Buren St., is featuring AMoA Achievement in Art: The Collection of Mike and Dalia Engler through March 31 and Tibetan Tsakli and Saddle Blankets through April 14. It's open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Call 806-371-5050.
  • Amarillo Public Library: Look for daily events for children (and book clubs for adults) throughout the winter at all branches. Call 806-378-3051.
  • Amarillo Railroad Museum: The museum, 3160 I Ave., is open 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Call 806-335-3333.
  • Amarillo Suite Escape: Visitors can attempt to escape from three rooms with rotating themes at this attraction, 715 S. Lamar St. Hours are noon to 11 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Cost is $20, plus tax. Call 806-640-3831.
  • Amarillo Zoo: The zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail, is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12, and free on Monday. Call 806-381-7911.
  • American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: The facility, 2601 E. Interstate 40, is 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 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older. Call 806-373-8194.
  • Cerulean Gallery: The gallery, 814 S. Taylor St., features Floor to Ceiling through Feb. 21. It's open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. Call 806-576-0063.
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center: The center, 1200 Streit Drive, features Wild Music through May 20. It's open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the summer. Admission is $11 adults, $8 children and students (to age 22), military and seniors. Call 806-355-9547.
  • Extreme Laser Tag: Take aim at this indoor attraction, 2503 S.W. 45th Ave. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $13. Call 806-367-8954.
  • The Galleries at Sunset Center: The galleries, 3701 Plains Blvd., are generally open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission is free. Call 806-353-5700.
  • Harrington House: The historic home, 1600 S. Polk St., features free holiday tours through Dec. 19 conducted on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 806-374-5490.
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area: The park, located 50 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch, is open 24 hours a day. The area also includes Area includes Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. Admission is free. Call 806-857-3151.
  • Palo Duro Adventure Park and Zip Line: This attraction, located near the entrance of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays after Labor Day, weather permitting. Call 806-488-2260.
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park: The canyon, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217, is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission $5. Call 806-488-2227.
  • Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: The museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon, features Pop Culture through Dec. 31. It's open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays through August. Admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children and free for members and children younger than 4. Call 806-651-2244.
  • River Breaks Ranch: This attraction, 7802 Durrett Drive, offers sporting clays, team roping, horse racing and more. Call 806-374-0357.
  • Southern Light Gallery: The art gallery, located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons on Amarillo College's Washington Street campus, is open 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 5:50 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-345-5654. 
  • Texas Air & Space Museum: The museum, 10001 American Drive, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free; donations accepted. Call 806-335-9159.
  • Wildcat Bluff Nature Center: The center, 2301 N. Soncy Road, is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and children. Call 806-352-6007.
  • Xcape Room Warehouse: The newest escape room attraction, 714 S.E. 10th Ave., is open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Fridays, 12:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission $25. Call 806-353-6353.

 

 

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

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