Play Here's Activity Roundup for July 13 to 20

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"Texas" continues its summer run in the coming week.
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Outdoor fun, a major art opening, shopping expos and more: Here's your daily guide to activities and events through July 20.

 

Thursday

  • Music in the Gardens: Jazz combo The Martinis will perform. (7 p.m. Thursday, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. $5 garden members, $10 ages 13 and older.)
  • Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 52nd season. (8:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $16 adults, $9 children. 806-655-2181)

 

Friday

Matthew Trzebiatowski's "Phoenix 2065," a charcoal and pencil on paper, is on view in "Amarillo Biennial 600: Architecture" at Amarillo Museum of Art.

  • AMoA Biennial 600: Architecture: The Amarillo Museum of Art will celebrate works by architects and artists in a 600-mile radius in this show. Associated activities will include an artafterdark party at 7 p.m. Friday. Check my preview for more details. (Friday to Oct. 1, Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. Free for exhibition; $25 for party. 806-371-5050)
  • The Peddler Show: The popular shopping expo returns for a three-day weekend. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. $7 or $10 for sneak-peek hour.)
  • Amarillo Coin and Currency Show: They'll show you the money at this three-day expo. (2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. $3.)
  • Amarillo Little Theatre Film Festival:Celebrate the films of director John Hughes at this two-day event, which opens with a screening of Ferris Beuller's Day Off and an opening galaHere's my preview. (6 p.m. Friday for gala, 7 p.m. for screening, ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. $50 for gala and VIP screening pass; free otherwise. 806-355-9991)
  • Movie Night in the Square: Watch Disney's Moana in an outdoor screening in the northeast corner of the parking lot at The Shops at Wolflin Square. Seating is picnic-style, so attendees should bring their own outdoor chairs and blankets. Free popcorn will be available. (7 p.m. Friday, The Shops at Wolflin Square, 1901 S. Georgia St. Free.)
  • Sunset Hike: There's hardly a better place around here to watch sunset than Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and visitors on this moderately difficult guided hike will get an eyeful. Arrive at the park at least 30 minutes early for this approximately 1.5-mile hike, and dress for the warm weather (including good hiking shoes or boots). Don't forget water. The hike begins at Chinaberry Day Use Area on the floor of the canyon. (8:30 p.m. Friday, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Park admission $5 adults, hike is free. 806-488-2227) 
  • Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 52nd season. (8:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $16 adults, $9 children. 806-655-2181)

 

Saturday

Celebrate Wildcat Bluff Nature Center's 25th anniversary in an open house Saturday.

  • Amarillo Little Theatre Film Festival: The festival continues with screenings of National Lampoon's Vacation at 1 p.m. Saturday and The Breakfast Club at 3:15 p.m. Saturday. Here's my preview(1 and 3:15 p.m., ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. 806-355-9991)
  • Maverick's Amazing Race: Tackle a scavenger hunt through downtown Amarillo in this fundraiser for Maverick Boys & Girls Clubs of Amarillo(8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 1923 S. Lincoln St. $35 per person. 806-372-8393)
  • Celebration of the Plains Indian Culture: Learn about Native American weapons building and use at the second in a series of cultural weekends at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument visitor center, free. 806-857-3151)
  • Amarillo Coin and Currency Show: They'll show you the money at this three-day expo. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. $3.)
  • Amarillo Community Market: The downtown farmers and crafters market returns for a second year (which runs through Oct. 14). Look for live music and activities weekly. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday around the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St. Free.)
  • The Peddler Show: The popular shopping expo returns for a three-day weekend. (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. $7.)
  • Texas Gun & Knife Show: Check for deals on weapons at this two-day expo. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission fee.)
  • SSSnake Day: Meet favorite scaly and slimy residents of Amarillo Zoo(1-3 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission fee. 806-381-7911)
  • Wildcat Bluff Anniversary Open House: Celebrate 25 years of programs, hikes and education at the center with a cake and ice cream social. Hikes and dig pit will be open, and admission is free during the party. (2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, 2301 N. Soncy Road. Admission $4 adults, $3 children; free from 2 to 4 p.m. 806-352-6007)
  • Crafts & Drafts: Celebrate handmade articles (and make your own) and sample hand-crafted beers at this festival at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. (5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, PPHM, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. $50. 806-651-2244) 
  • Song of the Eagle: The Kwahadi Dancers' summer show returns. (7 p.m. Saturday; dinner at 6 p.m. Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40. $10 adults, $8 seniors and $6 children; optional $12 enchilada dinner. 806-335-3175)
  • Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 52nd season. (8:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $16 adults, $9 children. 806-655-2181)
  • Canyon Star Party: Park interpreters will discuss basic astronomy and a telescope will be available at this special event at Palo Duro Canyon. Bring a camp chair or blanket, plus drinks and snacks and small flashlights or headlamps. Arrive at Wolfberry Day Use Area at least an hour before the program starts. (8:30 p.m. Saturday, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Park admission $5 adults, event is free. 806-488-2227) 

 

Sunday

Cliff McCormick stars as CB in "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead."
Photo by Crystal Zimmerman

  • Amarillo Coin and Currency Show: They'll show you the money at this three-day expo. (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. $3.)
  • Celebration of the Plains Indian Culture: Learn about Native American weapons building and use at the second in a series of cultural weekends at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument visitor center, free. 806-857-3151)
  • Texas Gun & Knife Show: Check for deals on weapons at this two-day expo. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission fee.)
  • The Peddler Show: The popular shopping expo returns for a three-day weekend. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. $7.)
  • Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead: This unauthorized parody of Peanuts characters by Bert V. Royal imagines Charlie Brown-like characters as teenagers. Performances continue through July 22. Here's my preview(6 p.m. Sunday, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. $10. 806-342-9000)
  • Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 52nd season. (8:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $16 adults, $9 children. 806-655-2181)

 

Tuesday

  • WOWW Wine Tasting: Sample wines and support educational services at this annual event for Window on a Wider World. The party will feature food, craft beer and, naturally wine, as well as a raffle for a trip to New York and other prizes. (5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday,  Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. $35. 806-342-5600)
  • Starlight Theatre: Folk band The DryLand Dreamers will perform. (7 p.m. Tuesday, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free.)
  • Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 52nd season. (8:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $16 adults, $9 children. 806-655-2181)

 

Wednesday

  • High Noon on the Square: An ensemble of Amarillo Symphony musicians will perform, with sandwiches and wraps from Pan-Handlers(11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Potter County Courthouse, Sixth Avenue and Tyler Street. Lunch $8 or $75 for season-long punch card; music is free.)
  • Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 52nd season. (8:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $16 adults, $9 children. 806-655-2181)

 

July 20

  • Summer Splash: Join the Panhandle PBS crew and the Cat in the Hat at our biweekly celebration of the PBS Kids 24/7 channel. Kids get free popsicles, activities and a photo with the hatted cat. (2 to 4 p.m. Memorial Park, 2600 S. Jackson St. Free.)
  • Music in the Gardens: Rock band The Solano Project will perform. (7 p.m. July 20, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. $5 garden members, $10 ages 13 and older.)
  • Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead: This unauthorized parody of Peanuts characters by Bert V. Royal imagines Charlie Brown-like characters as teenagers. Performances continue through July 22. Here's my preview(7 p.m. July 20, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. $10. 806-342-9000)
  • Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 52nd season. (8:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $16 adults, $9 children. 806-655-2181)

 

Ongoing

  • Amarillo Botanical Gardens: The gardens, 1400 Streit Drive, are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays (during Music in the Gardens season) and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. 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. Amarillo Biennial 600: Architecture is on view through Oct. 1. Admission is free. Call 806-371-5050.
  • Amarillo Public Library: Look for daily events for children (and book clubs for adults) throughout the summer 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. 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 featuring Nacidos Charro: Born Charro through July 29. Hours are 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., is featuring Perceptions of War through July 21. Hours are 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 featuring Physics @ Play and Cubelets Robot Blocks through Sept. 17. Hours are 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.
  • 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 a summer exhibition through Aug. 29. Free tours are 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. daily in the summer. 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 featuring The Great War and the Panhandle-Plains Region and A Picture from Home: Snapshots of the Great War on the Plains through Dec. 30. Hours are 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.
  • 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.
  • Wonderland Park: The park will continue its 66th season. Park hours vary throughout the summer, so check their calendar for the most up-to-date information. Full access passes are $31.95 for Tuesdays through Thursdays, $33.95 for Fridays, and $39.95 for Saturdays and Sundays. Spectator passes are $5. WOW passes are available in any amount. Miniature golf is $5; hours are 5 p.m. to close Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 p.m. to close Saturdays and Sundays. Call 806-383-3344. 

 

 

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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