Play Here's Activity Roundup for July 27 to Aug. 3

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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Outdoor concerts, chalk art, trolleys and motorcycles: Here's a look at activities and events through Aug. 3.

 

Thursday

  • Music in the Gardens: Rock band Noah Jenda 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

Amarillo College students in theater fraternity Delta Psi Omega will stage "Stupid F---ing Bird" on Friday and Saturday.
Photo by Chip Chandler

  • Canyon Movie Night: Canyon Main Street will screen the family-friendly musical Sing outdoors. (7:30 p.m. Friday, Randall County Courthouse lawn, 501 16th St. in Canyon. Free.)
  • Stupid F---ing Bird: Students from Amarillo College's Delta Psi Omega organization will stage this Aaron Posner play, a riff on Anton Chekov's The Seagull. Here's my preview(7:30 p.m. Friday, AC Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. 806-371-5359)
  • 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

"Texas" will continue its summer performances in the coming week, and past cast members will gather for a reunion Saturday at Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
Photo by Chip Chandler

  • Chalk It Up: Amarillo College will host a sidewalk-art competition that'll feature 36 artists creating pastel visions on the Oeschger Family Mall on AC's Washington Street campus. Spectators can watch their progress, and children can create their own works in an adjacent area. Check my preview for more. (8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Amarillo College Washington Street campus. Free. 806-371-5000)
  • Ragin' Cajun Golf Tournament: Hit the links in this annual fundraiser for Special Olympics, featuring two tee times and lunch. (8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Palo Duro Creek Golf Course, 50 Country Club Drive in Canyon. Entry fee $360 for a four-person team. 806-374-7171)
  • Amarillo Community Market: The downtown farmers and crafters market returns for a second year (which runs through Oct. 14). It'll move this week to accommodate the Harley Party. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday around the Santa Fe building, 900 S. Polk St. Free.)
  • Downtown Amarillo Architecture Trolley Tour: In association with AMoA Biennial 600: Architecture, the Amarillo Museum of Art and Center City of Amarillo will offer free trolley tours of downtown Amarillo. Tours leave every hour and will be limited to 28 per trolley. Sign up at the AMoA tent at the Amarillo Community Market. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, beginning from Santa Fe building, 900 S. Polk St. Free. 806-371-5050)
  • Show Your Stripes: Celebrate International Tiger Day at Amarillo Zoo(1-3 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission fee. 806-381-7911)
  • Geology Tour: Learn more about what makes up the colorful, craggy walls and floor of Palo Duro Canyon State Park at this tour. Meet at park headquarters, and wear good walking or hiking shoes. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bring plenty of water to drink. (3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Park admission $5 adults, tour is free. 806-488-2227)
  • The Original Harley Party: The annual Family Support Services fundraiser roars back for a 23rd year. Loaded SixHangman and The Buster Bledsoe Band will perform. (5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10th Avenue and Polk Street. $80 for two. 806-342-2503)
  • Mariposa Festival of Music: A lineup including Amarillo gospel singer Devlon Jones, DJ Gemini, Smooth Taste, OddFellas and more will perform at this new festival, a fundraiser for Panhandle Promise Project, which offers mentoring for children with incarcerated parents. (6 p.m. Saturday, 1501 N. Soncy Road. $10. 806-335-6130)
  • Texas Reunion: Cast and crew from the musical's 52-year history will gather at Pioneer Amphitheatre. (6:30 p.m. Saturday, 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)
  • Stupid F---ing Bird: Students from Amarillo College's Delta Psi Omega organization will stage this Aaron Posner play, a riff on Anton Chekov's The Seagull(7:30 p.m. Friday, AC Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. 806-371-5359)
  • Sunset Hike: Enjoy the flaming sky of a West Texas sunset during a moderately difficult guided hike at Palo Duro Canyon. Dress for the weather, including wearing good hiking shoes or boots, and bring plenty of water. Arrive at the park at least 30 minutes early, and meet the group at the Visitor Center. (8 p.m. Saturday, 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)

 

Sunday

Nueva Vida Car Club's La Mission Christian Car Show and Concert is set for Sunday.

  • La Mission Christian Car Show and Concert: The Nueva Vida Car Club's seventh annual event, which benefits the Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation, will feature lowriders, muscle cars, pedal cars, motorcycles, bikes and more, as well as hip-hop and Tejano performers. (noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex North and South Exhibit Halls, 401 S. Buchanan St. $10 ages 13 and older. 806-341-7250) 
  • 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

  • Starlight Theatre: Country-rock band Just 2 Guys 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: Country-rock band Smokey City Rhythm Revue will perform, with box lunches from Chick-Fil-A. (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)

 

Aug. 3

  • Women of Distinction luncheon: Women leaders in business, government and philanthropy will be recognized at this event from Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains. Honorees include Brandi Reed, Family Support Services director of eductaion, Discover Award; Carol Lovelady, executive director of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Connect Award; Cindy Smith, executive director of Panhandle Crisis Center in Perryton, Take Action Award; and Poppy McCarty, community volunteer, Lifetime Achievement Award. (11:30 a.m. Aug. 3, Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. $35. 806-553-3176)
  • First Thursday Art Show: Celebrate The 806's 10th anniversary at a group art show(7 p.m. June 1, The 806, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. free. 806-322-1806)
  • Music in the Gardens: Americana band Comanche Moon will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 3, 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)

 

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 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., 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 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 Wednesday9. 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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