Play Here's Activity Roundup for July 6 to 13

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AC Summer Youth Musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opens Friday.
Photo by Chip Chandler

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

A classic musical, an arts festival, burlesque and more — these are the activities and events waiting for you from Thursday through July 13.

 

Thursday

Dennis McMennamy stars as Tuck Yelldell in "Texas."
Photo by Chip Chandler

 

Friday

First Friday Art Walk takes place Friday at The Galleries at Sunset Center.

 

Saturday

  • Caprock Roundup Rodeo & Reunion: The 86th annual event in Claude includes a parade, barbecue, shopping and pageants on the downtown square;  a rodeo; and a dance featuring Cody Sparks Band. (Saturday, various locations in Claude. 806-226-6102)
  • 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.)
  • AHF Car Wash: This beach-party bike and car wash at Route 66 Street Food Park will benefit Amarillo Housing First(2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, 3000 S.W. Sixth Ave.) 
  • BarrioBash 2017: Celebrate East Amarillo with this free event hosted by Amarillo Barrio Community Development. The party will feature performances by Jade Ramos, Velvet Funk Band, Shana Saint and Javier Galvan, a low-rider bicycle and motorcycle competition, food and more. (4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 1344 S.E. 10th Ave. Free.)
  • Corks and Canvas: Paint a tiger (on canvas, not on the beast itself) at this new event at Amarillo Zoo. Bring a favorite wine, too. (6:30 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. $35; reseverations required. 806-381-7911)
  • All Things Artful: The Amarillo Art Institute's annual summer festival will feature local artists, food, drinks and music by Boxcar Bandits(5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Art Institute, 3701 Plains Blvd. $25 adults, $10 children. 806-354-8802)
  • Suds N Sounds: Texas country / Americana favorites Shane Smith & The Saints and Flatland Cavalry will headline the annual party, held in conjunction with the day-long Nazareth German Festival. Also performing are The Tommy Gallagher BandMason Kleman & The Ace of Spades Band and Drake Hayes Band. (6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nazareth Community Ball Park. $30. 806-943-5843 or nazchall@gmail.com)
  • 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)
  • Fiddler on the Roof: The Amarillo College Summer Youth Musical will cheer "To Life!" in stagings of this classic show through Sunday. (7:30 p.m. Saturday, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. $20, plus fees. 806-378-3096)
  • 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)
  • Thunder Full Moon Hike: Enjoy a nighttime hike under the full moon in Palo Duro Canyon. Registration is required. (8:30 p.m. Saturday, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, $5 park admission. 806-488-2227, ext. 2067)

 

Sunday

  • Fiddler on the Roof: The Amarillo College Summer Youth Musical will cheer "To Life!" in stagings of this classic show through Sunday. (2:30 p.m. Sunday, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. $20, plus fees. 806-378-3096)
  • Summer Full Moon Hafla: Celebrate the season at this belly dancing event. (8 p.m. Sunday, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)
  • 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

  • Meet the Artist: Amarillo College professor and professional painter Steven Cost will discuss his work as part of Amarillo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship's series. (7 p.m. Tuesday, 4901 Cornell St. Free. 806-355-9351)
  • Starlight Theatre: Texas country act The Buster Bledsoe Band 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: Jazz combo Patrick Swindell & Pizzazz will perform, with chicken-fried steak sandwiches from Youngblood's(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 13

  • Music in the Gardens: Jazz combo The Martinis will perform. (7 p.m. July 13, 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. 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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