Play Here's Activity Roundup for March 29 to April 5, including Easter fun, 'Annie,' Bulls, more

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ALT Academy's "Annie" runs through Saturday.
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By Chip Chandler — Producer

Check here for Easter activities and other fun events through April 5!

 

Thursday

Psychology of Superheroes: Psychology professor/author Travis Langley (Batman and PsychologyThe Walking Dead Psychology, etc.) will speak at this Distinguished Lecture Series event as part of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's Pop Culture exhibition. (6:30 p.m. Thursday, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free. 806-651-2244)

Hope Fest 2018: Amarillo resident Margaret Willis will speak about her troubled past and volunteer experience at Sharing Hope Ministry at this fundraiser banquet. (7 p.m. Thursday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $40, plus fees. 806-358-7803)

 

Friday

The Amarillo Bulls are back in action Friday and Saturday.

Final Friday Art Bazaar: This monthly event includes an art show, bazaar and homemade crafts. (5:30 p.m. Friday, Gallery on 7th, 513 S.W. Seventh Ave. Free. 806-681-0821)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Topeka RoadRunners. The evening also will include mascot Rampage's birthday party, with appearances from other team mascots. (7 p.m. Friday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $13-$23 adults, $9-$23 children. 806-242-1122)

Annie: It's a hard-knock life for Amarillo Little Theatre Academy, but the sun will come out tomorrow. (7:30 p.m. Friday; continues through March 31. ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $18 ages 12 and older, $15 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991) 

Texas State Bison Herd: Learn more about the state's official herd in this special presentation at Caprock Canyons State Park(8 p.m. Friday, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Unforgettable: Amarillo performing art group The Royal F---s will stage this celebration of burlesque, cabaret, drag and more, featuring Bomb City Pretties and more. (10 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday. The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $10. 806-322-1806)

 

Saturday

Several Easter activities are planned for Saturday.

Easter Egg Hunt: The annual hunt at Tripp's Harley-Davidson will include pet adoptions with Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society and a Coffee Memorial Blood Drive, plus food trucks. (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Tripp's Harley-Davidson, 6040 W. Interstate 40. Free. 806-352-2021)

Easter Egg-citement: The Amarillo Zoo's annual Easter party includes "eggsploration" stations about the animals, face painting, an egg hunt, a bunny hop parade, music by Andy Chase and more. (9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $5. 806-381-7911)

Eggstravaganza: Enjoy the Discovery Center's annual Easter egg hunt, in addition to egg-related science activities. (9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. $8 for members, $11 for nonmembers; chaperones are free. 806-355-9547)

Little Habitat on the Prairie: Take a guided nature hike at Caprock Canyons State Park through habitats of different prairie plants and animals. (10 a.m. Saturday, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Caprock Bingo: This game at Caprock Canyons State Park will teach about animals, history, plants, geology and more. (2 p.m. Saturday, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Easter Egg Hunt Party: The Make It Special party entertainment service will host a children's party with appearances by Easter Bunny and other costumed characters, plus an egg hunt. (2 p.m. Saturday, John Stiff Park, 4800 S. Bell St. Tickets $6.42. 806-410-7753)

Annie: It's a hard-knock life for Amarillo Little Theatre Academy, but the sun will come out tomorrow. (2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $18 ages 12 and older, $15 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991) 

Trailway Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour of the historic Caprock Canyons Trailway. Reservations are required. (3:30 p.m. Saturday, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4; tours $10. 806-455-1492)

Fist Fight Night 3: Amarillo's Fist Fight League will host an evening of mixed-martial arts fights. (6 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Netplex, 4101 Hillside Road. Tickets $20 to $80, plus fees; VIP tables $800. 806-206-3205)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Topeka RoadRunners. (7 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $13-$23 adults, $9-$23 children. 806-242-1122)

The Park After Dark: Enjoy a blue moon hike through Caprock Canyons(8:30 p.m. Saturday, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Snipe Hunt: This after-dark Easter egg hunt at Palo Duro Canyon State Park is designed for kids. Flashlights are needed. Meet at Wolfberry Day Use Center. (8:30 p.m. Saturday, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Park admission $5. 806-488-2227)

Unforgettable: Amarillo performing art group The Royal F---s will stage this celebration of burlesque, cabaret, drag and more, featuring Bomb City Pretties and more. (10 p.m. Friday; continues Saturday. The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $10. 806-322-1806)

 

Sunday

Easter Egg Hunt: Channing kiddos will ride fire trucks to the Hartley County Courthouse, 900 Main Street, for the annual hunt. (2 p.m. Sunday, Channing Fire Department. Free. 806-235-2322)

Family Fun Electric Skate: The Amarillo Bulls' last public ice skating session of the season will feature an Easter egg hunt, lights and music. (3 p.m. Sunday, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $10 with own skates, $13 with rental. 806-242-1122)

 

Wednesday

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.)

 

April 5

Freelancer Magazine Art Show: This exhibition will feature art, photography, poems and essays submitted in the AC English Department magazine. (5 to 7 p.m. April 5 opening reception; hangs through April 19. Amarillo College Common Lobby Art Gallery, located between Amarillo Museum of Art and the AC music building and Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-345-5546)

First Thursday Art + Music: The monthly party at The 806 Coffee + Lounge will feature new works themed around Sexual Assault Awareness Month and music. (7 p.m. opening reception April 5; on view through April 30. The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Man of La Mancha: Broadway and television star Ron Raines will star as Miguel de Cervantes and his alter ego Don Quixote in Amarillo Opera's production of the classic American musical. (7:30 p.m. April 5; continues through April 7. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Van Buren St. Tickets $20 to $90, plus fees. 806-378-3096 or 806-372-7464)

No Man's Land: Harold Pinter's classic drama about two poets drinking the night away and who may or may not share a past gets its first-ever staging by Amarillo Little Theatre(7:30 p.m. April 5; continues through April 15. ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

WT Saxophone Studio: The university saxers will perform. (7:30 p.m. April 5, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

 

Ongoing

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument: The monument, about 35 miles north of Amarillo near Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Daily hikes with rangers are offered from 10 a.m. to noon; reservations requested. Admission is free. Call 806-857-6680.
  • 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 through April. 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 Saturday 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 spring 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 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, plus by appointment. 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 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older. Call 806-373-8194.
  • Caprock Canyons State Park: The canyon, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque, is open daily. Park admission $4 for ages 12 and older. Call 806-455-1492.
  • Cerulean Gallery: The gallery, 814 S. Taylor St., features Quintessential Amarillo through April 11. It's open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. Call 806-576-0063.
  • The Colony Frame & Gallery: The shop, 2606 Wolflin Ave., features its Spring Art Show & Sale through May 26. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Call 806-352-2782.
  • 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. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. 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, or by appointment. Admission is $6, plus tax, per person per game; group rates available. 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 tours 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 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 through Memorial 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 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays through May. 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 10 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 escape room attraction, 714 S.E. 10th Ave., is open from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays; other times available by appointment. Admission $25. Call 806-353-6353.

 

 

Chip Chandler is a producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at Chip.Chandler@actx.edu, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.

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