Play Here's Activity Roundup for June 22 to 29

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Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed hits the Tri-State Fairgrounds.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Pride, burlesque, outdoor concerts and dinosaurs: It's a week packed full of surprises and fun. Here's your daily guide to all the events and activities you can't miss through June 29.

 

Thursday

Jackie Haney & Geezers Gone Wild will perform for June Jams on Thursday in Canyon.

  • Music in the Gardens: Folk singer Tennessee Tuckness will perform. (7 p.m. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 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 Thursday, 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)

 

Friday

Sam Green and Jacqueline Sorenson Llelwellyn star in Merely Players' "Twelfth Night."
Photo by Chip Chandler

  • Twelfth Night: Amarillo acting troupe Merely Players puts a hipster spin on this classic Shakespearean comedy. I caught it last week and found it to be well paced, smartly edited and strongly performed, particularly by Sam Green (Viola), Jacqueline Sorenson Llewellyn (Olivia), Brandon Graves (Orsino) and others. Director Stacy Clopton Yates does strong work throughout, and it's a perfect way to keep cool on a midsummer's night. Check out my preview for more information. (7:30 p.m. Friday, Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. $10 adults, $8 seniors and students. 806-371-5359)
  • Paint and Sip:  Spirited Expressions will host a night of painting instruction, while Bar Z provides the wine. (6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. $50. 806-488-2214)
  • Panhandle Pride Film Festival: The Independent Lens documentary Real Boy, a film about a trans teen boy's coming out and his family's struggles with it, will screen as part of pride festivities and as an Indie Lens Pop Up. (7 p.m. Friday, Amarillo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4901 Cornell St. Free; donations accepted. 806-414-5704)
  • Song of the Eagle: The Kwahadi Dancers' summer show returns. (7 p.m. Friday; 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)
  • Clovis Music Festival: Celebrate 30 years of the festival in honor of Norman and Vi Petty and other pioneers with '80s favorites Winger and Firehouse(7 p.m. MDT Thursday, Marshall Auditorium, 100 Commerce Way in Clovis, N.M. $30. 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)
  • Summer Solstice Celebration: The Broken Belts Collective burlesque troupe will explore summer stories, myths and legends. (10 p.m. Friday, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. $15. 806-322-1806)

 

Saturday

Amarillo Community Market continues Saturday.
Photo by Ralph Duke

  • 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.)
  • Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed: Lifelike versions of a stegosaurus, velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus Rex, among others, will greet visitors to this exhibition. Kids can meet a baby dinosaur, ride jeeps on the Dino Raceway and visit an adventure zone with bouncy houses, crafts and more. (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. $15 adults and children ages 3 and older, $12 seniors, free children 2 and younger; T-Rex Tickets, which include a fast pass and free photos and souvenirs, are $39; additional fees apply. 806-376-7767) 
  • Letters from Home: Learn about the importance of letter writing during World War I and today at this event. (10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave., Canyon. 806-651-2244)
  • Draggin' Main: Gearheads and others will party at this all-day festival featuring a car show, parade, cruise and music. (9 a.m. to midnight MDT, 100 Commerce Way, Clovis, N.M. 575-763-3435)
  • 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 with a modern hipster vibe. Check out my preview for more information. (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)
  • PrideNightDanceParty: DJ Juicy will spin for a dance party, and watch for glow dancers performing, as well. (10 p.m. Saturday, City Studios, Spaces 25 and 29 in The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd.. Tickets $8 in advance and $10 at the door.)

     

    Sunday

    "Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed" is open Saturday and Sunday on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds.

    • Discover the Dinosaurs Unleashed: Lifelike versions of a stegosaurus, velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus Rex, among others, will greet visitors to this exhibition. Kids can meet a baby dinosaur, ride jeeps on the Dino Raceway and visit an adventure zone with bouncy houses, crafts and more. (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. $15 adults and children ages 3 and older, $12 seniors, free children 2 and younger; T-Rex Tickets, which include a fast pass and free photos and souvenirs, are $39; additional fees apply. 806-376-7767) 
    • Panhande Pride Festival: An afternoon of food, festivities, music, children's activities and more is planned for this year's celebration of LGBT residents and allies. Entertainment includes a drag show, an excerpt from RR Bar's upcoming performance of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (to be staged July 16 to 22) and musicians Mike Fuller and Dear Marsha. Admission is free, and no glass bottles are allowed. (Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Memorial Park, 2600 S. Washington St. Free. 806-414-5704) 
    • 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

    Katie Beth Stubbs, Joey Carroll and Cheyenne Haynes star in "As You Like It."
    Photo by Chip Chandler

    • Panhandle Pride Film Festival: Amarillo native and Chicago/New York actor Patrick Andrews will headline a screening of the indie gay drama Henry Gamble's Birthday Party at 7 p.m. Monday at the Amarillo College Downtown Campus, 1314 S. Polk St. The 2015 drama by writer/director Stephen Cone depicts a preacher's teen son's struggle to navigate sexual identity. The film won the Silver Q Hugo Award at the 2015 Chicago International Film Festival and two awards at the 2015 Sidewalk Film Festival. Andrews will speak during a Q&A session following the film, and Cone is expected to participate via Skype. (7 p.m. Monday, Amarillo College downtown campus, 1314 S. Polk St. Free; donations accepted. 806-414-5704)
    • As You Like It: Cast and crew of Texas take on this Shakespearean comedy while on their off-night from the big show. I caught it on opening night and found it delightful. There's a lot to keep up with, what with gender-bending disguises and actors cast in multiple roles, but the cast and director Andrew Barratt Lewis made it sing. Special kudos to Katie Beth Stubbs as the endearing Rosalind, Dakota Brown as the smitten Orlando, Cheyenne Haynes as the no-nonsense Celia and Joey Carroll as the loose-limbed jester, Touchstone. Check out my preview for more information. (8:30 p.m. Monday, Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. $10. 806-655-2181)

     

    Tuesday

    • Starlight Theatre: Country-folk band The Prairie Dogs will perform. (7 p.m. Tuesday, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free.)
    • June Jazz: Jim Laughlin will perform. (7:30 p.m. June 20, 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: Cast members of Amarillo College Summer Youth Musical production of Fiddler on the Roof will perform, with sausage wraps from the American Quarter Horse Association cook team. (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 29

     

    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 Tuesday. 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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