Play Here's Activity Roundup for March 1 to 8, including 'Savannah Sipping,' Arenacross, Make-A-Wish Car Show, 'Midsummer,' more

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The annual Make-A-Wish Car Show is Saturday and Sunday.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Check here for details on uproarious comedies, the year's biggest car show, art shows and more events through March 8!

 

Thursday

Restaurant Roundup will feature food and wine from more than 50 popular outlets.

WOWW Youth Art Show: A reception will top student artists in Windows on a Wider World's annual art show. More details here(5:30 p.m. Thursday, Gilliland Education Room at Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-342-5600)

Restaurant Roundup: The 11th annual fundraiser will feature foods and drinks from more than 50 restaurants and wineries, a Battle of the Chefs, music from Insufficent Funds and more. Details here. (5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Tickets $30; available at La Fiesta Grande, Macaroni Joe's, Joe Taco, Joe Daddy's, PanhandleTickets and at the door. 806-672-4118)

Seats & Feets: This drive for new packages of underwear or socks for children up to 18 years old will benefit Colorful Closets and kick off the Amarillo Venom season. Details here. (5 to 7 p.m Thursday, Spicy Mike's Bar-B-Q Haven, 6723 S. Western St. 806-414-2240)

First Thursday Art + Music: The monthly party at The 806 Coffee + Lounge will feature new works by Parish and music from DJ A'ight. (7 p.m. opening reception Thursday; on view through Saturday1. The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

The Vagina Monologues: Dramatist Eve Ensler's collection of woman-power vignettes will be staged by a volunteer group of non-actors as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of V-Day. Check out my preview(7 p.m. Thursday, City Studios, Studio 25 at The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. Tickets $30. 806-282-6573)

(urban) Farm to Table: This fundraising dinner for Square Mile, a nonprofit looking to revitalize the San Jacinto neighborhood, will offer four courses of locally sourced food and drinks. Details here. (7 p.m. Thursday, O.H.M.S. Cafe & Bar, 619 S. Tyler St. Tickets $100. 806-373-3233)

Chi-Kit Lam piano recital: The Oklahoma Panhandle State University piano instructor will give a guest recital. (7:30 p.m. Thursday, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

The Savannah Sipping Society: This comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten (Dixie Swim Club) features a quartet of Southern women seeking new lives while enjoying an impromptu happy hour. Here's my preview. (7:30 p.m. Thursday; continues through March 11. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

 

Friday

Nothing's so serious that a tasty treat can't cut the tension. Amarillo Little Theatre's "The Savannah Sipping Society" runs for two weekends.
Photo by Chip Chandler

First Friday Art Walk: The monthly stroll through The Galleries at Sunset Center will feature new works by several of the gallery owners. (5 to 9 p.m. March. 2, The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. Free. 806-352-2706)

Parents Night Out: Drop off kids ages 4 to 11 for a "Zootastic" evening of learning about the world of animals. (5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. $20 for first child and $15 for additional children for members, $25 for first child and $20 for additional for nonmembers. 806-355-9547)

Texas Independence Day: Celebrate the Lone Star State at this Bar Z Winery party featuring music from Jackie Haney and food from Coast to Coast(5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10. 806-488-2214)

Crafts & Drafts: Enjoy draft beers, food and DIY crafts at this event featuring beer-themed food from Catering by Roy and Joe's Catering, draft samples from The Big Texan Steak Ranch & Brewery and BDC Beverages, and crafts from 27:40 Art and Apparel. More details here. (6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Tickets $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers. 806-651-2244)

Fish Fry at Kids Cafe: Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday at a character dinner featuring baked fish and fries. Details here. (6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Kids Cafe, 2199 S.E. Eighth Ave. Tickets $10 806-374-8562 or maribel@hpfb.org)

Quintessential Amarillo: The latest at Cerulean Gallery is this exhibition featuring seven Amarillo artists working in a variety of styles and mediums. More details here(6 p.m. opening reception Friday; show hangs through April 11. Cerulean Gallery, 814 S. Taylor St. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. 806-576-0063)

Spring Benefit and Panhandle ProAm: The annual spring benefit for St. Andrew's Episcopal School will feature both a dinner party and a tennis tournament. Details here. (6:30 p.m. dinner Friday; tennis tournament Saturday-4. Amarillo Country Club, 4800 Bushland Blvd. Dinner tickets $125tennis entry fee $150 for men and women, and $75 for guests. 806-376-9501)

The Colony Spring Art Show and Sale: The frame shop will host its annual spring art show featuring 18 artists. More details here(7 p.m. Friday opening reception; show hangs through May 26. The Colony Frame & Gallery, 2606 Wolflin Ave. Free. 806-352-2782)

Friday Family Night: This all-ages evening will feature an introduction to artists and works featured in Chamber Music Amarillo's The Greats of Austria, Spain and Russia concert(7 p.m. Friday, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Free. 806-236-3545)

Showcase of Music: The centennial celebration of West Texas A&M University's School of Music continues at this annual concert featuring student and faculty ensembles. More details here(7 p.m. Friday, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 or $5 for students. 806-651-2840)

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The students at Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre tackle their first William Shakespeare comedy. Here's my preview(7:30 p.m. Friday; continues through Sunday. Ordway Auditorium on the Amarillo College Washington Street campus. Tickets $12. 806-371-5909)

Left on Read: This adults-only nude art show by Ashlyn Major and Dave Clayton also will feature music from Tyler HardyTorrie Laine and Gypsy Jayne, all from Lubbock. More details here(8 p.m. Friday, City Studios, Studio 25 at The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd. 806-282-6573)

The Savannah Sipping Society: This comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten (Dixie Swim Club) features a quartet of Southern women seeking new lives while enjoying an impromptu happy hour. Here's my preview(8 p.m. Friday; continues through March 11. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Galatea Burlesk: The Amarillo burlesque troupe will make its debut on the Velvet Curtain Stage at The Drunken Oyster in a dinner theater performance. (10:30 p.m. Friday, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. Cover. 806-418-6668)

 

Saturday

Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" runs Friday through Sunday.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Autism United Pancake Breakfast: The eighth annual pancake breakfast and fundraiser for Amarillo's Autism United chapter will offer pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, fruit, milk, juice and coffee. Details here. (7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, La Fiesta Grande, 7415 S.W. 45th Ave. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children ages 10 and younger. 806-341-4028 or 806-236-5424)

Panhandle Team Penning: Saddle up for this rodeo event. (8 a.m. Saturday. Bill Cody Arena on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Whistle Stop Trade Days: The indoor/outdoor farmers/flea market in Clarendon opens its new season. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; continues Sunday. 1211 E. Second St., Clarendon. Free admission. 806-206-6815)

Canyon Driving Tour: Take a guided tour through Palo Duro Canyon State Park and learn about its flora, fauna, geology and history. Limited to first 14 people; a waiting list will be used, and passengers must be old enough to ride in van without a car or booster seat. Meet at the gatehouse. (10 a.m. Saturday, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Make-A-Wish Car Show: The Panhandle Council of Car Clubs returns for a 34th year. (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; continues Sunday. Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $7 adults, $5 children; car entry fee $50. 806-358-9900 or 806-353-2024)

Black History Month Story Time: Celebrate the month with stories by and about African Americans, read by Amarillo residents. (2 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Victory Gala: The United Way of Amarillo & Canyon will host its 17th annual Victory Gala, unveiling the total amount raised during the 2017 campaign, as well as the presentation of volunteer awards, a formal dinner, gaming tables, live and silent auctions, and dancing. Details here. (6 p.m. Saturday, Embassy Suites Amarillo, 550 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $80, or $640 for a table of eight. 806-350-5282)

True Madness: The Bunkhouse Stampede Match: Eight wrestlers will cage fight for the Bunkhouse Title. (7 p.m. Saturday, Top of Texas Wrestleplex, 2650 Dumas Drive. $10 adults, $5 children, free for military. 806-382-3839)

Kicker Arenacross & Freestyle Motocross: Top motocross racers will compete, and FMX star Cody Elkins will perform. (7:30 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo National Center at the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Tickets $15 to $21, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The students at Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre tackle their first William Shakespeare comedy. Here's my preview(7:30 p.m. Saturday; continues through Sunday. Ordway Auditorium on the Amarillo College Washington Street campus. Tickets $12. 806-371-5909)

Equality Texas Heart & Soul Train: This disco-themed party, benefitting Equality Texas Foundation, will include light hors d'oeuvres, drinks and dancing. Details here. (8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, The Federated Women's Building, 2001 Civic Circle. Tickets $50. 806-570-7889 or 806-463-9714)

The Greats of Austria, Spain and Russia: This Chamber Music Amarillo concert will feature violinist Will Fedkenheuer, cellist Emmanuel Lopez and pianist Diego Caetano performing works by Haydn, de Falla and Tchaikovsky. (8 p.m. Saturday, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets $35. 806-236-3545)

The Savannah Sipping Society: This comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten (Dixie Swim Club) features a quartet of Southern women seeking new lives while enjoying an impromptu happy hour. Here's my preview(8 p.m. Saturday; continues through March 11. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

 

Sunday

Whistle Stop Trade Days: The indoor/outdoor farmers/flea market in Clarendon opens its new season. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 4, 1211 E. Second St., Clarendon. Free admission. 806-206-6815)

Make-A-Wish Car Show: The Panhandle Council of Car Clubs returns for a 34th year. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $7 adults, $5 children; car entry fee $50. 806-358-9900 or 806-353-2024)

A Midsummer Night's Dream: The students at Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre tackle their first William Shakespeare comedy. Here's my preview(2:30 p.m. Sunday. Ordway Auditorium on the Amarillo College Washington Street campus. Tickets $12. 806-371-5909)

Amarillo College Suzuki group recital: Students in the program will perform. (3 p.m. Sunday, AC Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5346)

 

Monday

Dolores: This documentary about Dolores Huerta, a key but unsung labor activist, will screen as part of Panhandle PBS's Indie Lens Pop-Up series ahead of the film's March 27 debut on air. The event will feature informational booths, a food drive for Power Church, a panel discussion and more. (5:45 p.m. exhibitors, 6:30 p.m. film Monday. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2500 S. Bolton St. Free. 806-371-5224)

Family Fun Night: Enjoy board and card games. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

 

Tuesday

One Night Victory: Diners at lunch and dinner at both 575 Pizzeria locations will help support 24 Hours in the Canyon Cancer Survivorship Center. A portion of proceeds from both meals will be given to the center, and if $5,000 is raised, Access Community Credit Union will match it. Details here. (Tuesday, 575 Pizzeria at 2803 Civic Circle and 7710 Hillside Road, Suite 700. 806-322-5575)

Spanish Song Festival: The West Texas A&M University Spanish Program will host its first music festival, featuring Spanish-language solos, duos and ensembles with piano or instrumental accompaniment. Prizes will be awarded. (6 p.m. Tuesday, WT Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall. Free. tfoster@wtamu.edu or areynolds@wtamu.edu)

 

Wednesday

STEM Lab: This new monthly program on Science, Engineering, Technology and Math kicks off with "What's the PH?," a discussion of scientific procedures and the PH scale. (4 p.m. Wednesday, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story Live on Stage: Baby and Johnny hit the dance floor again in this stage adaptation, part of Civic Amarillo and Celebrity Attractions' Broadway Spotlight Series. (7:30 p.m. Wednesday; continues March 8. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $27 to $68, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Comedy Open Mic: Amateur and professional comics can take their turn at the mic at this evening hosted by Amarillo comics Skylar Potter and Matt Villegas. (9 p.m. Wednesday, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163.)

 

March 8

Dinosaur Club: Kids ages 6 to 10 can enjoy dinosaur stories and crafts. (4 to 5 p.m. March 8, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Just Between Friends Presale Event: The expo will open early for new parents, grandparents, teachers and homeschool parents only, plus one guest. (4 and 7 p.m. March 8, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-674-7858)

Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story Live on Stage: Baby and Johnny hit the dance floor again in this stage adaptation, part of Civic Amarillo and Celebrity Attractions' Broadway Spotlight Series. (7:30 p.m. March 8. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $27 to $68, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

The Savannah Sipping Society: This comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten (Dixie Swim Club) features a quartet of Southern women seeking new lives while enjoying an impromptu happy hour. Here's my preview. (7:30 p.m. March 8; continues through March 11. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

 

 

Ongoing

  • Amarillo Botanical Gardens: The gardens, 1400 Streit Drive, are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 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 featuring AMoA Achievement in Art: The Collection of Mike and Dalia Engler through Saturday1 and Tibetan Tsakli and Saddle Blankets through April 14. It's 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 winter 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, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 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 open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (closed holidays). It's featuring Hard Work and Horse Power through July 29. 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., features Floor to Ceiling through Feb. 21. It's open 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, features Wild Music through May 20. It's open 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.
  • Extreme Laser Tag: Take aim at this indoor attraction, 2503 S.W. 45th Ave. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $13. Call 806-367-8954.
  • 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 free holiday tours through Dec. 19 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. Fridays through Sundays after Labor Day, weather permitting. 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, features Pop Culture through Dec. 31. It's open 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.
  • Southern Light Gallery: The art gallery, located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons on Amarillo College's Washington Street campus, is open 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 5:50 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-345-5654. 
  • 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.
  • Xcape Room Warehouse: The newest escape room attraction, 714 S.E. 10th Ave., is open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Fridays, 12:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission $25. Call 806-353-6353.

 

 

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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