Play Here's Activity Roundup for June 8 to 15

Last Updated by Chip Chandler on
"Cinderella" will be staged Thursday and Friday.
Courtesy Celebrity Attractions

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Fairy-tale musicals, outdoor concerts and painting competitions, a downtown market and more: These are your activity choices in the week ahead.

 

Thursday

  • Music in the Gardens: Folk band Sadie's Rangers will perform. (7 p.m. Thursday, 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. Here's my interview with the show's fairy godmother. (7:30 p.m. Thursday, 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. Thursday, 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)

 

Friday

  • Plein-Aire Paint Out: The Amarillo Cultural District will host this outdoor painting competition, where artists must check in with a blank canvas and create a painting anywhere within the district. Early check-in runs 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Happy State Bank, 701 S. Taylor St., then again at 8 a.m. Saturday. Paintings must be begun after 8 a.m. Saturday and within the boundaries of the district, then turned in at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Happy State Bank lobby. Prizes will be awarded at a public reception at the bank. (Friday and Saturday, Amarillo Cultural District. Entry fee $35 adults and $15 students for first canvas, $10 and $5 for up to two more. 806-372-6744 or 806-690-8911) 
  • 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. Here's my interview with the show's fairy godmother. (7:30 p.m. Friday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St., $25 to $60, plus fees. 806-378-3096)
  • Night at PPHM: Explore Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in an after-hours flashlight tour. (8 to 11 p.m. Friday, PPHM, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. $10 adults and PPHM members, $5 children ages 4 to 12. 806-651-2244) 
  • Two Worlds — One Passion: Chuck Alexander, singer for Insufficient Funds and The Martinis, and Devlon Jones, a popular Amarillo gospel and R&B performer, will join forces for this special fundraising concert for Amarillo Little Theatre(8 p.m. Friday, ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. $25. 806-355-9991)
  • 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

Amarillo Community Market will open its second season Saturday.
Photo by Ralph Duke

  • Plein-Aire Paint Out: The Amarillo Cultural District will host this outdoor painting competition, where artists must check in with a blank canvas and create a painting anywhere within the district. Early check-in runs 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Happy State Bank, 701 S. Taylor St., then again at 8 a.m. Saturday. Paintings must be begun after 8 a.m. Saturday and within the boundaries of the district, then turned in at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Happy State Bank lobby. Prizes will be awarded at a public reception at the bank. Here's more information(Friday and Saturday, Amarillo Cultural District. Entry fee $35 adults and $15 students for first canvas, $10 and $5 for up to two more. 806-372-6744 or 806-690-8911) 
  • 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, including Amarillo singer-songwriter Maggie Burt this week. Here's my preview(9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday around the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St. Free.)
  • Kars 4 Kids:  Amarillo Activity Youth Center will host this annual show featuring classics, hotrods, trucks, European models, lowrider and others. (Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, 816 S. Van Buren St. Free; entry fees $20 for cars and trucks and $15 for bikes. 806-410-4430 or 806-373-2292)
  • Blondes vs. Brunettes charity football game: Female footballers will face off in this fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association. (6 p.m. Saturday, Bushland High School football stadium, 999 Farm-to-Market Road 2381. Admission $25. 806-372-8693)
  • Sciencepalooza: The Don Harrington Discovery Center's Science Live team will demonstrate zany experiments for visitors to the Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum in Fritch. (6-9 p.m. Saturday, Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum, 104 N. Robey Ave. in Fritch. $3. 806-678-7847; reservations due June 1)
  • Amarillo Venom vs. Duke City Gladiators: The local indoor football squad kicks off its playoff series with a home game against its Albuquerque rivals. (7 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $10-$40, plus fees. 806-350-7277)
  • Two Worlds — One Passion: Chuck Alexander, singer for Insufficient Funds and The Martinis, and Devlon Jones, a popular Amarillo gospel and R&B performer, will join forces for this special fundraising concert for Amarillo Little Theatre(8 p.m. Saturday, ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. $50. 806-355-9991)
  • 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

  • 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 Smokey City Rhythm Revue will perform. (7 p.m. Tuesday, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free.)
  • June Jazz: The Martinis 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

Fans will have two chances to see the cast of "Texas" perform Wednesday — at High Noon on the Square and in their regular evening performance.
Photo by Chip Chandler

  • High Noon on the Square: Cast members of Texas will perform, with barbecue from Dickey's Barbecue Pit(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.)
  • Dogie Days: The carnival midway opens at Dumas' 71st annual community celebration. (6 p.m. Wednesday, McDade Park in Dumas. 806-935-2123)
  • 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 15

  • 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. June 15, 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 rock band Velvet Funk will perform. Here's my preview. (5-8 p.m. June 15, 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. June 15, McDade Park in Dumas. 806-935-2123)
  • Music in the Gardens: Jazz combo Polk Street Jazz will perform. (7 p.m. June 15, 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. June 15, 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. June 15, 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)

 

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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