Play Here's Activity Roundup for Feb. 22 to March 1, with 'Vagina Monologues,' Restaurant Roundup, 'Savannah Sipping Society,' 'Dancing with the Stars,' more

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WTAMU Theatre's "Luna Gale" gets an encore staging Sunday.
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

February ends with a bang! Check out these activity and event options through March 1!

 

Thursday

RR Bar's staging of "The Vagina Monologues" is Thursday and Friday. Another production of the Eve Ensler play will be staged March 1 at City Studios.
Photo by Chip Chandler

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. Thursday, 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. Thursday; continues Friday. 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. Check out my preview(7 p.m. Thursday; continues Friday. 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. Check out my preview of the twisted tale(7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Sunday. AC Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors and students. 806-371-5359)

 

Friday 

TheatreAC's "Fool for Love" will be staged Thursday through Sunday in the AC Experimental Theatre.
Photo by Chip Chandler

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." (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. $30; reservations required. 806-651-5238)

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

Torch Awards: The Amarillo Better Business Bureau's annual banquet will feature casino tables, a silent auction, live music, food booths, a cash bar and more. (6 p.m. Friday, Embassy Suites Amarillo, 550 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $100; sponsorships available. 806-379-6834)

Hillbilly Hoedown: Townsquare Media goes hick-wild with this party featuring music from Danny Ruiz & Gypsy Renegade, hillbilly-themed food and games, a costume contest and more. (7 p.m. Friday, Amarillo Tri-State Fair Commercial Exhibits Building, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Tickets $15. 806-355-9777)

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

Amarilo Symphony: The orchestra's "Ravishing Rachmaninoff" concerts will feature Russian pianist Natasha Paremski and selections including Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2. Conductor Jacomo Bairos gives you the scoop in this interview(7:30 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $15 to $54, plus fees. 806-376-8782)

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. Check out my preview of the twisted tale(7:30 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday. AC Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors and students. 806-371-5359)

 

Saturday

The Gala of the Royal Horses will offer performances Saturday and Sunday in the Amarillo National Center.

Panhandle Cutting Horse Association: Top regional cowboys saddle up for action. (8 a.m. Saturday; continues Sunday. Bill Cody Arena on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Black History Month Program: The Amarillo Branch of NAACP will host this luncheon, themed "Liberation Through the Arts." (11:30 a.m. Saturday, Embassy Suites Amarillo, 550 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $35 adults, $30 students and seniors; $325 tables. 806-640-8184)

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 downtown branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-371-5479)

Gala of the Royal Horses: Check out performances by Lipizzaner stallions, Spanish Andalusians, Friesians, Arabians and quarter horses at this special exhibition. (2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; continues Sunday. Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Tickets $40 adults, $15 children, $30 seniors, $50 VIP, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Amarilo Symphony: The orchestra's "Ravishing Rachmaninoff" concerts will feature Russian pianist Natasha Paremski and selections including Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2. Conductor Jacomo Bairos gives you the scoop in this interview(7:30 p.m. Saturday. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $15 to $54, plus fees. 806-376-8782)

Badgeriety: Amarillo College choir members will perform in a variety show. (7:30 p.m. Saturday, AC Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5346)

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. Check out my preview of the twisted tale(7:30 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday. AC Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors and students. 806-371-5359)

 

Sunday

 

"Growing Up Coy," a documentary about a young trans girl and her family's legal battles, will screen Sunday.
Courtesy Danette Kalb

Panhandle Cutting Horse Association: Top regional cowboys saddle up for action. (8 a.m. Sunday. Bill Cody Arena on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Luna Gale: This searing drama about a young baby caught in the middle of a custody fight between her drug-addicted parents and her pious maternal grandmother will get an extra staging for area audiences. It was one of seven plays chosen to perform in March at the Region VI Festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at Angelo State University. (2:30 p.m. Sunday, West Texas A&M University Happy State Bank Studio Theatre. Tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. 806-651-2840)

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. Check out my preview of the twisted tale(3 p.m. Sunday. AC Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors and students. 806-371-5359)

Gala of the Royal Horses: Check out performances by Lipizzaner stallions, Spanish Andalusians, Friesians, Arabians and quarter horses at this special exhibition. (3 p.m. Sunday. Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Tickets $40 adults, $15 children, $30 seniors, $50 VIP, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Growing Up Coy: The ACLU of Texas and Equality Texas will team for a screening of this film about a young trans girl and her family's fight in a landmark legal case for her right to use the bathroom that matched her gender identity. A panel discussion will follow. (3 p.m. Sunday, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. growingupcoyfilm@gmail.com)

 

Monday

Chi-Kit Lam and Diego Caetano piano recital: A Hong Kong pianist will join AC's Caetano for this Young Artist Piano Series performance. (7:30 p.m. Monday, AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Free. 806-371-5340)

 

Tuesday

Fourth Tuesday Book Club: Discuss Forrest Carter's The Education of Little Tree(11 a.m. Tuesday, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Jordan World Circus: The traveling circus — featuring elephants, aerials, tigers and more — hits town for two performances. (4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Tickets $10 to $30, plus fees. 806-376-7767) 

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

Heroes and Legends: Dallas Cowboy icons Daryl Johnston, Jay Novacek and Darren Woodsen will jointly headline the annual banquet for The Bridge(7 p.m. Tuesday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $150; sponsorships available. 806-372-2873)

Dancing with the Stars: The Light Up the Night winter tour cha-chas into the city. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $39.75, $49.75, $59.75 and $89.75, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

USAF Dimensions in Blue: The United States Air Force band's big-band ensemble will give a free concert. (8 p.m. Tuesday, Palo Duro High School, 1400 N. Grant St. 806-326-2400)

 

Wednesday

Girls Night Out: The Show: Hot men, few clothes. (8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; Tickets $17.95 or $29.95 VIP. 806-367-6163)

 

March 1

Amarillo Little Theatre's production of "The Savannah Sipping Society" will open March 1.

WOWW Youth Art Show: A reception will top student artists in Windows on a Wider World's annual art show. (5:30 p.m. March 1, Gilliland Education Room at Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-342-5600)

Restaurant Roundup: The 11th annual fundraiser will feature foods and drinks from more than 50 restaurants and wineries, a Battle of the Chefs, music from Insufficent Funds and more. (5 to 9 p.m. March 1, Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Tickets $30; available at La Fiesta Grande, Macaroni Joe's, Joe Taco, Joe Daddy's, PanhandleTickets and at the door. 806-672-4118)

Seats & Feets: This drive for new packages of underwear or socks for children up to 18 years old will benefit Colorful Closets and kick off the Amarillo Venom season. (5 to 7 p.m March 1, Spicy Mike's Bar-B-Q Haven, 6723 S. Western St. 806-414-2240)

First Thursday Art + Music: The monthly party at The 806 Coffee + Lounge will feature new works by Parish and music from DJ A'ight. (7 p.m. opening reception March 1; on view through March 31. The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

The Vagina Monologues: Dramatist Eve Ensler's collection of woman-power vignettes will be staged by a volunteer group of non-actors as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of V-Day. Check out my preview(7 p.m. March 1, City Studios, Studio 25 at The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. Tickets $30. 806-282-6573)

(urban) Farm to Table: This fundraising dinner for Square Mile, a nonprofit looking to revitalize the San Jacinto neighborhood, will offer four courses of locally sourced food and drinks. (7 p.m. March 1, O.H.M.S. Cafe & Bar, 619 S. Tyler St. Tickets $100. 806-373-3233)

Chi-Kit Lam piano recital: The Oklahoma Panhandle State University piano instructor will give a guest recital. (7:30 p.m. March 1, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

The Savannah Sipping Society: This comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten (Dixie Swim Club) features a quartet of Southern women seeking new lives while enjoying an impromptu happy hour. (7:30 p.m. March 1; continues through March 11. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

 

 

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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