Play Here's Activity Roundup for Jan. 18 to 25, including 'Musical Comedy Murders,' 'Bomb City,' Amarillo Symphony, more

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The Amarillo Bulls will play Friday and Saturday.
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Check here for your complete roundup of events and activities through Jan. 25!

 

Thursday

Amarillo Little Theatre's "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" opens Thursday.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Collecting 101: The Friends of Southwestern Art and Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's Michael Grauer will discuss the dos and don'ts of beginning an art collection. (6 p.m. Thursday, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free for FOSA members, $30 for nonmembers. 806-651-2244)

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

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940: This humorous whodunnit inspired by 1940s murder mysteries will be staged by Amarillo Little Theatre through Jan. 28. Here's my preview(7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through Jan. 28. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-378-3096)

 

Friday

The Amarillo Symphony will perform Friday and Saturday.

Parents Night Out: Drop off kids ages 4 to 11 for an evening of experiments centered around "The Mysteries of Music." (5:30 p.m. Friday, 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)

Burns Night Celebration: This party, hosted by Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, will toast Scottish poet Robert Burns with Scottish foods and treats, dessert from Scratch Made Bakey, Scotch tastings, bagpipes, poetry and more. (6 p.m. Friday, Amarillo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4901 Cornell St. $50. 806-352-6007)

A Night of Inspirational Poetry: Author and poet Claudia Stuart, a West Texas A&M University alum, will speak at this poetry reading. (6:30 p.m. Friday, Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ, 1201 N. McMasters St. Free. 806-518-9799)

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

Amarilo Symphony: The orchestra will perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and Symphony No. 40, among other works. (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)

Lucha Libre: Masked Mexican wrestling stars will compete in this match hosted by Aro Lucha. (7:30 p.m. Friday, Azteca Music Hall, 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912. Tickets $25 to $40. 806-335-9990)

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940: This humorous whodunnit inspired by 1940s murder mysteries will be staged by Amarillo Little Theatre through Jan. 28. Here's my preview(8 p.m. Friday; continues through Jan. 28. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-378-3096)

 

Saturday

Panhandle Cutting Horse Association: Top regional cowboys saddle up. (7 a.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday. Bill Cody Arena on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767) 

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

Amarillo College Summer Youth Musical Audition Preparation Workshop: Young actors interested in auditioning for the Summer Youth Musical production of The Secret Garden can get tips from Andrew Lewis, Crystal Bertrand, Rebecca Smithee-Bulla, E.P. Simmons and Linda Dee Hughes. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus. $100. 806-206-9575)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Odessa Jackelopes. This is Comicion & Star Wars Night with a jersey auction benefitting 24 Hours in the Canyon(7 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $13-$23 adults, $9-$23 children. 806-242-1122)

Star Party: Observe stars, galaxies and nebulae at this event at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Meet at the Lone Star Interpretive Theatre. Seating is available, but camp chairs are allowed. (7 p.m. Saturday, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Park admission $5. 806-488-2227)

Amarilo Symphony: The orchestra will perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and Symphony No. 40, among other works. (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)

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940: This humorous whodunnit inspired by 1940s murder mysteries will be staged by Amarillo Little Theatre through Jan. 28. (8 p.m. Saturday; continues through Jan. 28. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-378-3096)

 

Sunday

Panhandle Cutting Horse Association: Top regional cowboys saddle up. (7 a.m. Sunday, Bill Cody Arena on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767) 

 

Tuesday

Fourth Tuesday Book Club: Discuss Martha Hall Kelly's The Lilac Girls(11 a.m. Jan. 23, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Amarillo College Suzuki solo recital: Students in the program will perform. (7 p.m. Jan. 23, AC Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5346)

Bomb City: A film about the 1997 death of Amarillo man Brian Deneke, created by Amarillo native filmmakers, will get an advance screening in a benefit for Family Support Services. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast and crew, hosted by CJ Ramone of The Ramones. Here's my interview with the filmmakers. (7 p.m. Tuesday, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $20. 806-378-3096)

 

Jan. 25

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club: Join the discussion of Elie Wiesel's Night 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. Jan. 25, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Iron Clad: Cast and Painted Works by Jack Craft and Ted Laredo: Sculptor Craft and painter Laredo be recognized at an opening reception for their ongoing two-person show. They'll give an artists' talk at 12:30 p.m. in Mary Moody Northen Hall Room 189, as well. (6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Dord Fitz Formal Art Gallery at West Texas A&M University. Free. jrevett@wtamu.edu)

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940: This humorous whodunnit inspired by 1940s murder mysteries will be staged by Amarillo Little Theatre through Jan. 28. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 25; continues through Jan. 28. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 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 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). 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, is 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, is 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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