Play Here's Activity Roundup for June 15 to 22

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Merely Players will stage "Twelfth Night."
Photo by Chip Chandler

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Fun options heading your way in the week to come include celebrations of Juneteenth and Father's Day, plus some Shakespeare in the summer.

 

Thursday

Amarillo Chamber of Commerce's Summer Celebration is Thursday.
Courtesy Amarillo Chamber

  • Art exhibition: Artist Sharron Fitzner will display works in Amarillo College's Russell Hall Art Gallery in the lobby between the Music Building and the Concert Hall Theatre on the AC Washington Street campus. It'll open with a 4 to 7 p.m. reception and be on view through June 29. (4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Russell Hall Art Gallery, free. 806-345-5541)
  • An Evening with the Permanent Collection: Join Michael Grauer, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum associate director of curatorial affairs, for an examination of the museum's extensive collection in this event for Friends of Southwestern Art(5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, PPHM Hazlewood Lecture Hall, 2503 Fourth Ave. Free for FOSA members, $30 otherwise. 806-651-2244)
  • Amarillo Chamber Summer Celebration: Enjoy food, drinks and networking at this 10th annual downtown party from the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. Amarillo cover band Velvet Funk will perform. (5-8 p.m. Thursday, 1000 S. Polk St. $25 advance, $30 at gate. 806-373-7800)
  • Dogie Days: Carnival action continues at Dumas' 71st annual community celebration, preceded by a pit barbecue lunch at 11 a.m.. (6 p.m. Thursday, McDade Park in Dumas. 806-935-2123)
  • Music in the Gardens: Jazz combo Polk Street Jazz will perform. (7 p.m. Thursday, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. $5 garden members, $10 ages 13 and older.)
  • June Jams: Americana band Eddie & The Eat will perform. (7:30 p.m. Thursday, Randall County Courthouse lawn, 501 16th St. in Canyon. Free.)
  • Kiana Dancie: The comedian will perform at a JuneFest show that also will feature a meet-and-greet and preview of GEO Fashion Designs runway show. (8 p.m. Thursday, In This Moment, 707 S. Polk St. $25. 806-584-2581, 806-517-4618 and 806-672-1547)
  • 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

Bu August Meh and other Tascosa High School ESL students will display work in "Dreams" at Chalice Abbey beginning Friday.

  • Dreams: This exhibition of art and poetry features works by Tascosa High School English as a Second Language students from Myanmar, Cuba, Mexico, Congo, Iraq, Iran, Thailand, Somalia, Kenya and Sudan. It'll be on view through Aug. 4 at the Chalice Abbey Center for Spirituality and the Arts, 2717 Stanley St.; an opening reception runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. (Through Aug. 4, Chalice Abbey Center for Spirituality and the Arts, 2717 Stanley St. 806-576-2480)
  • Dogie Days: Carnival fun continues at Dumas' 71st annual community celebration. (6 p.m. June 14, McDade Park in Dumas. 806-935-2123)
  • Kicking at the Backstage: JuneFest celebrations continue with this adults-only party featuring free food and drinks. (6:30 p.m. Friday, Bones Hooks Park, 2000 N. Hughes St. Free. 806-640-8184) 
  • Twelfth Night: Amarillo acting troupe Merely Players will stage this classic Shakespearean comedy for two weekends. Here's my preview(7:30 p.m. Friday, Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. $10 adults, $8 seniors and students. 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

Kwahadi Indian Dancers will perform "Song of the Eagle" on Saturday.

  • Celebration of the Plains Indian Culture: Learn about Native American pottery at the first 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)
  • Juneteenth Parade: Celebrate the contributions and culture of black Amarillo at this annual parade commemorating the end of slavery in Texas. (10:30 a.m. Saturday, Ninth Avenue and Hayden Street to Bones Hooks Park, 2000 N. Hughes St.)
  • 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.)
  • Dogie Days: Dumas' 71st annual community celebration kicks into high gear with a parade at 11 a.m. and festivities throughout the day. (11 a.m. Saturday, McDade Park in Dumas. 806-935-2123)
  • Hamlet/Heights One Community Reunion: The JuneFest 2017 celerations continue with this community picnic, featuring free lunch; a punt, pass and kick challenge for ages 6 to 12; a keynote address by Kim J. Nickerson of University of Maryland — College Park; a performance by Le'Andria Johnson; and a hair show and GEO Fashion Design show. The day ends with a 7:30 p.m. gala in the Amarillo Club; admission to that is $25. (Noon Saturday, Bones Hooks Park, 2000 N. Hughes St. Free. 806-640-8184)
  • Great Steak Cook-Off: Grill up some fun at this event sponsored by the Dalhart Chamber of Commerce(Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dalhart Chamber of Commerce, 102 E. Seventh St. 806-244-5646)
  • Amarillo Wicked Wine Run: This evening 5K run and 1K walk at Bar Z Winery will raise funds for Ronald McDonald House and will feature food, live music and, of course, wine. The A-Town Rockers will perform. (3:30 p.m. Saturday, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Entry fee is $50; spectator tickets are $10. 806-488-2214)
  • Welcome to Summer Party: Look for food trucks and other festivities at this party at Palace Coffee's Summit location(6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Palace Coffee, 7304 S.W. 34th Ave. 806-476-0111)
  • 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)
  • Twelfth Night: Amarillo acting troupe Merely Players will stage this classic Shakespearean comedy for two weekends. Here's my preview(7:30 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. $10 adults, $8 seniors and students. 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)

Sunday

The Terrance M. Johnson Dance Project of Dallas will perform "An Evening of Quintessential Elegance" on Sunday.
Courtesy Terrance M. Johnson Dance Project

  • Celebration of the Plains Indian Culture: Learn about Native American pottery at the first 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)
  • Father's Day at the Zoo: Dads get free admission for the day at Amarillo Zoo(9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission fee. 806-381-7911)
  • Father's Day at DHDC: Take your dad to the Discovery Center, where he gets in free for the day. (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Admission fee. 806-355-9547)
  • An Evening of Quintessential Elegance: The Terrance M. Johnson Dance Project will perform in a dance concert wrapping up JuneFest celebrations. (5 p.m. Sunday, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. $10. 806-640-8184)
  • 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)

 

Monday

"Texas" cast and crew will perform in "As You Like It" on Monday in Pioneer Amphitheatre.
Photo by Chip Chandler

  • As You Like It: Cast and crew of Texas will take on this Shakesperean comedy on their off-night. Here's my preview(8:30 p.m. Monday, Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. $10. 806-655-2181)

 

Tuesday

Visit the Don Harrington Discovery Center for $1 on Tuesday.

  • Discover for a Dollar: Check out what's new at the Discovery Center and pay only $1 each for admission. (5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Admission $1. 806-355-9547)
  • Starlight Theatre: Folk-rock band The DustJackets will perform. (7 p.m. Tuesday, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free.)
  • June Jazz:  Patrick Swindell & Pizzazz 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 kicks off at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the old Potter County Courthouse in downtown Amarillo.
Photo by Chip Chandler

  • High Noon on the Square: Folk singer Mike Fuller will perform, with jalapeño turkey sandwiches from Crush Wine Bar & Deli(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 22

Dear Marsha will perform June 22 at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center.
Photo by Chip Chandler

  • Music in the Gardens: Folk singer Tennessee Tuckness will perform. (7 p.m. June 22, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. $5 garden members, $10 ages 13 and older.)
  • Supper and Songs: Amarillo / Colorado indie rock band Dear Marsha will perform at this potluck dinner event at Wildcat Bluff. (7 p.m. June 22, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, 2301 N. Soncy Road. $5. 806-352-6007)
  • June Jams: Classic rock band Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild will perform. (7:30 p.m. June 22, Randall County Courthouse lawn, 501 16th St. in Canyon. Free.)
  • Clovis Music Festival: Celebrate 30 years of the festival in honor of Norman and Vi Petty and other pioneers with Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Richie Valens tribute artists. (7 p.m. MDT June 22, Marshall Auditorium, 100 Commerce Way in Clovis, N.M. $20. 575-763-3435)
  • 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 June 27. 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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