Play Here's Activity Roundup for May 18 to 25

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Amarillo Little Theatre's "Anything Goes" runs through Sunday.
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

One last round of Anything Goes, the return of Homer's, new science fun at the Discovery Center and more: Here are the events and activities waiting for you through May 25.

 

Thursday

  • Anything Goes: Amarillo Little Theatre closes out its 90th anniversary season with this Broadway staple featuring beloved classics by Cole Porter, including the title song, "I Get a Kick Out of You" and more. I finally caught the show last Thursday and, as promised, found it to be a lighthearted romp. Silly, to be sure. Goofy, even. (And, with the way the climax revolves around white people masquerading as Asians, mildly offensive.) Kristen Loyd is a true triple threat as Reno Sweeney, playing the nightclub singer-turned-evangelist with the requisite sass and verve. Michael Froschheiser gives a nicely loose, extremely well-sung performance as Billy Crocker, and Marley Hoggatt somehow makes Hope Harcourt less of the weepy wench than she normally is in this show — that's talent. But Emily Escobal flat-out steals the show as Erma, the mob moll with an eye for the sailors. David Walsh's set is spectacular, and Shawn Walsh's choreography is on point, especially the group tap numbers. Tickets remain for all four remaining performances. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Call 806-355-9991, and check out my preview for more information. 

 

Friday

  • Academy Unleashed: Students from Lone Star Ballet Dance Academy's satellites will perform in a series of recitals in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Students from the Amarillo academy will perform at 7 p.m. Friday. Admission is $5 in advance or $7.50 at the door. Call 806-372-2463.
  • Continental Antique Show: Shop to your heart's content at this annual expo. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. and continue through Sunday in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission is $5 per day.
  • Anything Goes: Amarillo Little Theatre closes out its 90th anniversary season with this Broadway staple featuring beloved classics by Cole Porter, including the title song, "I Get a Kick Out of You" and more. The show begins at 8 p.m. in the ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Call 806-355-9991, and check out my preview for more information.
  • Burlesque on 66: Amarillo burlesque troupe Broken Belts Collective will host several local and guest performers at this 10 p.m. show at Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $10. Call 806-374-9237.

 

Saturday

  • Walk for Williams: Individuals and teams can take part in the Amarillo Walk for Williams 2017 — which raises awareness of and funds to fight Williams Syndrome — at 10 a.m. at John Stiff Memorial Park, 4800 S. Bell St. The syndrome is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. Call 806-543-9466.
  • Pioneer Gun Collectors Gun Show: Add to your collection at this show. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission is $7. Call 806-567-8700.
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center: Two new exhibitions open for the summer at the center, 1200 Streit Drive. Physics @ Play and Cubelets Robot Blocks will be on view through Sept. 17. Summer hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-355-9547.
  • Continental Antique Show: Shop to your heart's content at this annual expo. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and continue through Sunday in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission is $5 per day.
  • Homer's Backyard Ball: The outdoor music festival returns to celebrate its 20th anniversary after a one-year break. This year's festival runs 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday on the field at 800 S. Whitaker Road. The lineup includes Cody JinksCody JohnsonCooder GrawCasey Berry & The Live Texas MosquitoesShotgun RiderScotty Alexander and Jackson TillmanThe cook-off will include competition with steak on Friday and with calf fries, chicken, pork spare ribs, pork butt and brisket on Saturday. Admission is $40, plus fees. The Homer's Foundation provides funds for the Khiva Shrine, CASA, Children's Medical Network and The Turn Center; a grant application is available at the Homer's website.
  • Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins: Learn about all sorts of shelled friends at this Amarillo Zoo event, which begins at 1 p.m. at the zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children. Call 806-371-7911.
  • Academy Unleashed: Students from Lone Star Ballet Dance Academy's satellites will perform in a series of recitals in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Students from the Borger and Hereford academies will perform at 2 p.m., followed by Amarillo students at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 in advance or $7.50 at the door. Call 806-372-2463.
  • Poetry reading: Poets Chera Hammons and Donald Mace Williams will read from their new books at Burrowing Owl, 419 16th St. in Canyon. Admission is free.
  • Anything Goes: Amarillo Little Theatre closes out its 90th anniversary season with this Broadway staple featuring beloved classics by Cole Porter, including the title song, "I Get a Kick Out of You" and more. The show begins at 8 p.m. in the ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Call 806-355-9991, and check out my preview for more information.  
  • Flying J Wranglers: The cowboy musicians from New Mexico, who come here annually for a Christmas show at Amarillo Little Theatre, make their debut in Pioneer Amphitheatre. The show begins at 8 p.m. in the Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Admission is $25. Call 806-655-2181.
  • Stargazing: Educator Arthur Schneider will host a star-watching party at 9 p.m. at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument 37084 Alibates Road near Fritch. Admission is free. 

 

Sunday

  • Hope & Healing Half Marathon & Memory Walk : Pay tribute to lost loved ones while walking or running through the historic Oliver Eakle and Wolflin neighborhoods. This event for The Hope & Healing Place begins at 7 a.m. at the center, 1721 S. Tyler St. Package pickup begins at 5 p.m. Friday. Entry fee is $65 for individuals, $90 for two-person relay, $140 for four-person rely and $25 for walk. Call 806-371-8998.
  • Pioneer Gun Collectors Gun Show: Add to your collection at this show. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission is $7. Call 806-567-8700.
  • Continental Antique Show: Shop to your heart's content at this annual expo. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission is $5 per day.
  • Academy Unleashed: Students from Lone Star Ballet Dance Academy's satellites will perform in a series of recitals in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Students from the Dumas and Panhandle academies perform at 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 in advance or $7.50 at the door. Call 806-372-2463.
  • Anything Goes: Amarillo Little Theatre closes out its 90th anniversary season with this Broadway staple featuring beloved classics by Cole Porter, including the title song, "I Get a Kick Out of You" and more. The show begins at 2:30 p.m. in the ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Call 806-355-9991, and check out my preview for more information.

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

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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