Play Here's Activity Roundup for June 1 to 8

Last Updated by Chip Chandler on
The Coors Cowboy Club longhorn drive kicks off weekend activities.
Courtesy Amarillo CVC

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Here's your daily guide to all of the activities and events in the week ahead, from art to sports to community celebrations.

 

Thursday

  • Rockabilly on the Route : This June 1-4 festival in Tucumcari, N.M., in its fifth and final year, raises funds for the New Mexico Route 66 Museum. It features Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics (on Friday), The Delta Bombers (on Saturday) and two dozen other bands and burlesque troupes, plus a pin-up contest, a parade, swing-dance classes, classic car and vintage bike show, and more. (Thursday through Sunday, Tucumcari, N.M. 310-801-2727. $30, plus fees)
  • Longhorn Cattle Drive & Parade: Moo-ve into downtown Amarillo to catch the annual cattle drive from Amarillo Chamber of Commerce to the Tri-State Fairgrounds. (6 p.m. Thursday, 1000 S. Polk St. to 3301 S.E. 10th Ave., free. 806-376-7767)
  • First Thursday Art Show: See the latest in contemporary works featured at The 806 and the adjacent 806 Art Collective(7 p.m. June 1, The 806, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. free. 806-322-1806)

 

Friday

  • Rockabilly on the Route: The Tucumcari, N.M., festival continues. (Thursday through Sunday, Tucumcari, N.M. 310-801-2727. $30, plus fees)
  • Alfonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau: Mucha's work will be on view at The Citadelle in Canadian through Aug. 27. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment, 520 Nelson Ave., Canadian. $10 adults, $8 seniors. 806-323-8899)
  • Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo: Ranch cowboys compete for bragging rights at this annual event. Activities include Cowboy Christmas shopping expo, dinner, washer pitching competition and rodeo dances. (Noon to midnight Friday, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. $17 adults, $7 children. 806-376-7767)
  • First Friday Art Walk: Stroll through galleries featuring about 100 artists at this monthly event. Among the shows to be featured include Revettrospective in the CARLA and WT Experimental galleries, and Jim Jordan's Intimately Remote in The Object Gallery. (5 to 9 p.m. Friday, The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd., free. 806-353-5700)
  • Summer Celebration: Hereford and Deaf Smith County residents will kick off the season with a free party at the county courthouse, featuring food, games and live music. (5-9 p.m. Friday, Deaf Smith County Courthouse, 235 E. Third St., Hereford. Free. 806-364-3333.)
  • Miami Cow Calling Contest 2017: Activities at the small northeast Panhandle town's biggest annual celebration kick off with the Follies at 7 p.m. at the Miami School, 100 Warrior Lane, and a 7 p.m. poker tournament at the Roberts County Fire Barn, 214 N. Main St. (806-868-4791)
  • Yellow City Sounds Live: Amarillo-based folk band Sadie's Rangers take the stage for the latest live concert broadcast from the Panhandle PBS studios. Here's my preview(7 p.m. Friday, 2408 S. Jackson St. Free; tickets (available here) are required. 806-371-5287)
  • Canyon Movie Night: Canyon Main Street and Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum will team for a screening of Night at the Museum(7:30 p.m. Friday, Randall County Courthouse lawn, 501 16th St. in Canyon. Free.)
  • Texas: The outdoor musical drama opens its 52nd season, with performances Tuesdays through Sundays through Aug. 19 in Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Showtime is 8:30 p.m., following optional dinner service from 6 to 8 p.m. Here's my preview(Through Aug. 19, 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

  • Rockabilly on the Route: The Tucumcari, N.M., festival continues its fifth and final year. (June 1 to 4, Tucumcari, N.M. 310-801-2727. $30, plus fees)
  • Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo: Ranch cowboys compete for top honors at this annual event. Activities include Cowboy Christmas shopping expo, dinner, washer pitching competition and rodeo dances. (8 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. $17 adults, $7 children. 806-376-7767)
  • Miami Cow Calling Contest 2017: Activities at the small northeast Panhandle town's biggest annual celebration continue with an 8 a.m. Color Run, a 10 a.m. parade, an 11 a.m. pickle/jam/jelly canning contest, a noon steak cook-off, the 1 p.m. cow calling contest, a 9 p.m. dance with Hunter Hutchinson and more. (806-868-4791)
  • 24 Hours in the Canyon: Bicyclists will race through and around Palo Duro Canyon State Park in 24-hour, 12-hour and six-hour races. Riding slots are filled, but donors can still become a virtual "Ghostrider" participant for $24 to help raise funds, or watch for free. (Noon Saturday to noon Sunday, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, park admission $5 each.)
  • Amarillo Venom vs. CenTex Cavalry: The indoor football squad again faces this Belton-based team. (7 p.m. Saturday, Civic Center Coliseum. $10 to $40, plus fees. 806-350-7277)
  • 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

    • Rockabilly on the Route: The festival in Tucumcari, N.M., concludes its fifth and final year. (June 1 to 4, Tucumcari, N.M. 310-801-2727. $30, plus fees)
    • 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: Rock band The Skeleton Krew will perform. (7 p.m. Tuesday, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free.)
    • June Jazz:  Polk Street Jazz will perform. (7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Amarillo College Experimental Theatre lawn on the Washington Street campus. 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: Folk singer Andy Chase will perform, with hamburgers 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)

     

    June 8

    • Music in the Gardens: Folk band Sadie's Rangers will perform. (7 p.m. June 8, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. $5 garden members, $10 ages 13 and older.)
    • Rogers + Hammerstein's Cinderella: Civic Amarillo's Broadway Spotlight Series wraps its season with a touring production of the Tony Award-winning revival of this family classic. (7:30 p.m. June 8, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St., $25 to $60, plus fees. 806-378-3096)
    • June Jams: Country band Next to Kin will perform. (7:30 p.m. June 8, Randall County Courthouse lawn, 501 16th St. in Canyon. 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)

     

    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. Personal to Public: Celebrating Collectors is on view through July 2. 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 Friday7. 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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