Play Here's Activity Roundup for Jan. 5 to 12

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Amarillo Bulls will battle Odessa Jackalopes this weekend.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Here's your at-a-glance guide to Amarillo activities and events through Jan. 12.


Amarillo Museum of Art

Dozens of works by area artists will go on view beginning Saturday at the annual AMoA Open, which will hang through Jan. 14 at the museum, 2200 S. Van Buren St.

Artists will install their own work salon-style, or floor to ceiling. Installation hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. There is no fee to participate.

An opening reception will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

For more details, check out my preview.


Chamber Music Amarillo

The annual Concerto Extraordinaire performance — this year titled German Jungle — is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for students. Call 806-236-3545.

The Chamber Music Amarillo concert will feature Karen Takacs, oboe; Annie Chalex Boyle, violin; Keith Redpath, violin; Vesselin Todorov, viola; Kimberly Sparr, viola; David Schepps, cello; conductor Michael Palmer; and the Amarillo Virtuosi chamber orchestra.

They'll perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, Alberto Ginastera's Variaciones Concertantes and Johannes Brahms' Double Viola Quintet in G Major.

For more details, here's my preview.


Little Women

Amarillo Little Theatre Academy's production of this Louisa May Alcott classic added an additional performance for this weekend, and it's still completely sold out.

Here's what you're missing: The drama, an adaptation by Thomas Hischak of Alcott's novel, finds the spirited March sisters —Meg (Madeleine Nelson), Jo (Kaleigh Goetz), Beth (Abby Neeb) and Amy (Kaycee Humphrey) — growing up in New England during the Civil War. Their father is off serving as a battlefield chaplain, leaving their mother, Marmee (Gracie Hurt), in charge.


Victoria screening

Panhandle PBS will host a free screening of the first episode of the hotly anticipated new Masterpiece drama Victoria at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Amarillo Public Library downtown branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave.

The series, which makes its on-air debut Jan. 15, stars Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) as the young queen at the outset of what would be an epic reign.

The free screening will feature door prizes and refreshments. For information, call our office at 806-371-5479 or the library at 806-378-3054.

And for those who can't wait to see the full seven-episode season, all episodes available for Passport streaming beginning at 8 p.m. Jan. 15 — the same time as the series premiere.

For more about the series, click here.


First Friday Art Walk

The monthly First Friday Art Walk runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. Update: The walk has been canceled due to inclement weather. 


Amarillo Bulls

The Amarillo Bulls will face the Odessa Jackalopes at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Single tickets range from $13 to $23, or $9 for children ages 2 to 12. 


Mini-Martini Taste Testing

Butler's Martini Bar, 703 S. Polk St., will host a mini-martini tasting at 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday.

Attendees will sample 15 popular martinis (in miniature form) and hors d'oeuvres at either session. Admission is $30.

Call 806-376-8180.


Palo Duro Canyon 

Sightseers will get two opportunities Saturday to enjoy Palo Duro Canyon State Park with guides.

A canyon driving tour runs from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Limited to the first 14 who sign up, the tour will offer information about the canyon's geology, history, flora and fauna. The tour will leave from the gatehouse. 

Then, a ranger will lead a hike along the Lower Comanche Trail from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, beginning at the Mack Dick Group Pavilion parking lot. Hikers are advised to dress for the weather, wear good hiking shoes or boots, and to bring plenty of water. Friendly pets are allowed, but they must be leashed and have their own water.

Regular park entry fee of $5 for ages 13 and older apply.

Call 806-488-2227, ext. 2067.



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

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