Play Here's Activity Roundup for Feb. 8 to 15, including Valentine's Day and Fat Tuesday activities, more

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Reilly Brown and Brandon Bellar star in ALT's "I Love You..."
Photo by Chip Chandler

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Check here for your guide to Valentine's Day events, Fat Tuesday parties and more, including three big theatrical productions, an original ballet and tons of other options through Feb. 15!

 

Thursday

Marlee Wall and Sophia Johnson star in West Texas A&M University's "A Flea in Her Ear," opening Thursday.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Day of the Woman: Terry Bentley Hill, a mental health advocate and attorney, and Laura Street, chair of the Panhandle Behavioral Health Alliance, will discuss "EleMental Health for Ultimate Peace of Mind." (5:30 p.m. Thursday, Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. $10. angela.knapp@ttuhsc.edu)

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club: Join the discussion of Elie Wiesel's Dawn as part of the Amarillo Reads program. The club will meet three times in January and February to complete Wiesel's trilogy. (12:15 p.m. Thursday, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Love Shelf class: Learn to creat a Love Shelf as a Valentine's present. (6 p.m. Thursday, Studio 3313, 3313 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cost $45. 806-279-0282)

Big Love Heart paint 'n sip: Create a 16 x 20 love-themed painting at this special event. (6:30 p.m. Thursday, Kudos Art Studio, 7406 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 28. $25. 806-654-6173)

Black History Yesterday and Today: Paul Frazier, associate vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at Texas Tech University, will speak at this West Texas A&M University Distinguished Lecture Series event. Several other Diversity Week activities also are planned. (7 p.m. Thursday, Legacy Hall at WT's Jack B. Kelley Student Center. Free. 806-651-8482)

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 Feb. 18. 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 Feb. 18. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

 

Friday

The Amarillo Bulls will face off against the Shreveport Mudbugs on Friday and Saturday.
Courtesy Amarillo Bulls

DIY Cardmaking Class: Craft your own Valentine's Day cards. (6 p.m. Friday, Studio 3313, 3313 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cost $20. 806-279-0282)

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

Downtown Candlelight Valentine's Ball: This fundraiser for Amarillo Housing First will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres from Leal's Mexican Restaurant, a chocolate fountain, a cash bar and a digital photo booth. Amarillo jazz band The Fwoops will perform for a dance. (7:30 p.m. Friday, In This Moment Parties & Events, 707 S. Polk St. Tickets $20, plus fees. 806-729-2448)

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 Feb. 18. Branding Iron Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. Tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. 806-651-2804)

Grace Hamilton Piano Festival: West Texas A&M University will host this annual festival, featuring an opening duo piano recital by guest artist Chien-Jung Chen and WT's Choong-ha Nam. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday. WT Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Tickets $10. 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. (8 p.m. Friday; continues through Feb. 18. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Lone Star Legends and Love Stories: This original production by Lone Star Ballet tells, in dance form, the love stories of Cynthia Ann Parker and Peta Nocona, Col. Charles and Molly Goodnight, Frenchy and Mickey McCormick, Susanna and Almeron Dickinson, and Emily West and Santa Anna. (8 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 to $40, plus fees. 806-372-2463)

 

Saturday

Lone Star Ballet prepared "Lone Star Legends and Love Stories" while artistic director Vicki McLean recovered from a broken leg.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Original Team Roping: More fierce roping action. (8 a.m. Saturday, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; free. 806-376-7767)

Bluebonnets & Burlap Expo: Several vendors will hawk their vintage, rustic and homemade goods at this shopping expo. (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; continues Sunday. Amarillo Civic Center North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $3; free ages 15 and younger. bluebonnetsandburlap@gmail.com)

Be Your Own Valentine: Learn how to make bath bombs and milk & honey soaps, plus other pampering options. For ages 13 and older. (10 a.m. Saturday, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

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 Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Crafty Hearts: Learn how to make bird catchers, tie-dyed hearts and love bugs. (2 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Glitter Hearts: Families can paint sparkling hearts at this event. (2 p.m. Saturday, Burn Studio, 4111 Business Park Drive. $15-$30. 806-535-4419)

Grace Hamilton Piano Festival: West Texas A&M University will host this annual festival, concluding with a student honors rectial. (2 p.m. Saturday. WT Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall. Tickets $10. 806-651-2840)

Cranky Valentine: Teens can create a reverse tie-dyed T-shirt. (3 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Amarillo College Faculty Recital: Members of AC's music department will perform, and a juried student art show will be on view in the Common Lobby. (5 p.m. Saturday, AC Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5346)

Old Time Sweethearts Dance: Enjoy an evening of dancing at the Mack Dick Group Pavilion at Palo Duro Canyon State Park(5 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)

Valentine's Painting Date Night: This event, limited to 45 couples, will offer wine and the creation of a new painting. (6 p.m. Saturday, Burn Studio, 4111 Business Park Dr. $20 each; BYOB permitted. 806-223-3781 or 806-443-0816)

Symphony Ball: This year's gala, themed "Midnight in the Garden," will feature a formal catered dinner, presentation of belles and beaux, and dancing to the music of The Dr. Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon & The Music People Luv Orchestra Show Band(6:30 p.m. Saturday, Embassy Suites Amarillo, 550 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $175. 806-376-8782)

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

Winter Night Ceremonials: The Kwahadi Dancers will conclude its 54th season of Winter Night shows. (7 p.m. Saturday, Kwahadi Kiva Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Tickets $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students and free for children 14 and younger. 806-654-4890)

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 Feb. 18. 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. (8 p.m. Saturday; continues through Feb. 18. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Lone Star Legends and Love Stories: This original production by Lone Star Ballet tells, in dance form, the love stories of Cynthia Ann Parker and Peta Nocona, Col. Charles and Molly Goodnight, Frenchy and Mickey McCormick, Susanna and Almeron Dickinson, and Emily West and Santa Anna. (8 p.m. Saturday. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 to $40, plus fees. 806-372-2463)

 

Sunday

MC3 World Series Team Roping: The Stratford-based ropers bring competition to the city for a one-day-only meet. (8 a.m. Sunday, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-333-9008)

Bluebonnets & Burlap Expo: Several vendors will hawk their wares at this shopping expo. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Amarillo Civic Center North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $3. bluebonnetsandburlap@gmail.com)

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. Feb. 11; continues through Feb. 18. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

 

Monday

Lagniappe: A Cajun Story Time: Hear stories and make crafts inspired by Cajun culture. (7 p.m. Monday, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Origami Valentines: Adults and teens can learn how to fold recycled and decorative paper into Valentine's Day cards. (7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

 

Tuesday

Fat Tuesday party: New restaurant Drunken Oyster celebrates both Fat Tuesday and its grand opening with drink and food specials, live music and more. (11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday, Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave., Suite 100. 806-418-6668)

Good Scout Luncheon: Vice Admiral Walter "Ted" Carter, the superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, will give the keynote speech at the annual Good Scout Luncheon, and the Piehl family and Mark White will be honored for their service to Boy Scouts. (11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Free; reservations requested. 806-358-6500)

Fat Tuesday party: Enjoy drinks and lively tunes from Esquire Dixieland Band at this Mardi Gras party. (4 p.m. Tuesday, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

Star-gazing Lovers: Paint your own romantic scene. (6 p.m. Tuesday, Art Trek Studio, 3701 Plains Blvd., Suite 60. Cost $30. 806-559-7239)

Valentine's Day Cards: Create your own cards and a holder. (6 p.m. Tuesday, Studio 3313, 3313 S.W. Sixth Ave. 806-279-0282)

Lovebirds!: Create an 8 x 10 love-themed painting at this family-night event. (6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kudos Art Studio, 7406 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 28. $10. 806-654-6173)

Galentines Day: This special Ladies Night event will feature vendors, special performances and more. (7 p.m. Tuesday, City Studios, Studio 25 at The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. Ticket price TBA. 806-282-6573)

Mardi Gras Masquerade Open Mic: Wear masks and beads to this open-mic night featuring music and comedy. BYOB. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 27:40 Art and Apparel, 2600 Paramount Blvd., Suite G1. Tickets $25. 806-382-3404)

Mardi Gras: The Dungeon: Celebrate Fat Tuesday at RR Bar's annual Fetish Ball, featuring goth/industrial music, a fetish burlesque show, drink specials and more. (10 p.m. Tuesday, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. No cover. 806-342-9000)

 

Wednesday

Valentine's Day is Wednesday.

(NOTE: Look for more music-only Valentine's options in Friday's Music Roundup.)

Go Red for Women Luncheon: The Amarillo luncheon for American Heart Associaion will feature a health expo in addition to the meal. (10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $75. 325-223-2345)

For the Love of Science: Enjoy stories and experiements in this STEAM-inspired Valentine's party. (2 p.m. Wednesday, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Valentine's Day painting: This couples' class offers a selection of hearts to paint; attendees can bring food and drinks, including alcohol (with ID). (6 p.m. Wednesday, Burn Studio, 4111 Business Park Drive. $30. 806-535-4419)

Valentine's Dinner Party: Enjoy free food and a performance from The Killer Dueling Pianos at this party. (6 p.m. Wednesday, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. 806-331-7985)

Valentine's Dessert Tasting and Photo Fun: Create wood art from your own photo at a party with provided desserts and BYOB alcohol. (6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 27:40 Art and Apparel, 2600 Paramount Blvd., Suite G1. Tickets $25. 806-382-3404)

Sweethearts Wine & Dessert Night: Enjoy desserts from Ruffled Cup, wine and live music from the Jim Laughlin Jazz Trio. (7 p.m. Wednesday, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Tickets $30 each, $50 couples. 806-488-2214)

Valentine's Day Dessert: Enjoy chocolates and tunes from Esquire Jazz Band at this reservations-only event. Tables are available for four to 12, plus single bar-top seats. (7 p.m. Wednesday, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. $20 to $240, plus fees. 806-584-9571)

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. Wednesday; continues Feb. 15. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $25 to $64, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Anti-Valentine's Day Massacre: A lineup of Amarillo poets, musicians and burlesque artists will perform for the 10th anniversary, black-tie party. (8 p.m. Wednesday, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

 

Feb. 15

"The Wizard of Oz" will be staged Wednesday and Feb. 15 as part of Civic Amarillo and Celebrity Attractions' Broadway Spotlight Series.
Courtesy Celebrity Attractions

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. Feb. 15, 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. Feb. 15; continues through Feb. 18. 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. Feb. 15; continues through Feb. 18. 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. Wednesday; continues Feb. 15. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $25 to $64, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

 

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. 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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