Play Here's Weekend Activity Picks for Aug. 26
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
Yummy bites for a good cause, an early arrival by Saint Nick, competing hairstylists and stripping actors — all this and more is headed your way this weekend.
806 Food Truck Roundup
Four Amarillo food trucks will team up Saturday to raise funds for The 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle.
The Pit Stop, Badlands Barbecue Co., Country Gourmet and I Don't Know Catering and Food Truck will converge from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday for the 806 Food Truck Roundup at the Amarillo Firefighters Association, 613 S.E. 46th Ave.
Singer-songwriter Shane Rogers also will perform.
Admission is free, but a portion of fees from the vendors will be donated to the 100 Club, which provides assistance to the families of certified peace officers and firefighters who are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.
"I only became aware of this organization recently," roundup organizer Tracy Hendricks-Cortesi said. "I love that The 100 Club was formed so that the community that these amazing men and women serve & protect 24/7 is able to give back to them. It's the least we can do to show our love and support for all they do to keep our community safe."
Santa in the Summer
Gaming, music and early holiday shopping are on tap for the Santa in the Summer fundraiser for the Eveline Rivers Christmas Project.
The party begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at Rivers' warehouse, 314 S. Jefferson St.
Coors Cowboy Club will cook a fajita dinner, and Amarillo band Next to Kin will perform. The party also will feature craps, blackjack and roulette tables, silent and live auctions, an artist corner with hand-painted furniture and other items, and a Christmas shopping area.
Tickets are $65 or $120 for couples.
Rivers' project attempts to supply basic childhood needs, including coats and Christmas presents, to economically disadvantaged children during the winter season.
The Full Monty
Only limited tickets remain to see Amarillo Little Theatre's The Full Monty.
Some seats are left at the 11 p.m. Friday Ladies Night performance (though it's not just for the ladies) in the ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. But performances at 7:30 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday are sold out.
The theater won't extend the show for an additional weekend, artistic director Allen Shankles said.
"We feel like Labor Day weekend will be tough to sell," Shankles said.
The musical, by Terrence McNally and David Yazbek, is an adaptation of the British film comedy in which unemployed factory workers give a one-night-only stripping performance to raise money.
Tickets — now available online — are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and students and $18 for children Fridays and Saturdays, and $22 for adults, $19 for seniors and students and $16 for children Thursdays and Sundays. Call 806-355-9991 for phone sales or information.
Top of Texas Barber Battle & Expo 2
Hairstylists will compete for a trophy belt and other prizes Saturday at the second Top of Texas Barber Battle & Expo.
The battle — which runs from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Azteca Music Hall, 500 Farm-to-Market Road 1912 — will feature 10 competitions: freestyle design, duplicate, traditional, fastest fade, women's cut and style, student battle, anything goes, Southside fade, fade and beard, and taper fade.
For more details, check out this segment from FM90:
Top of Texas Barber Battle & Expo 2
Several Amarillo poets will lay down rhymes at a special showcase performance Wednesday.
Garrett Cathy, Thomas Thompson, Marcus Mirabal, Dalyn Spurgeon and special guest Daniel Ramos will share poetry.
"(Roots) means anything related to roots — the poet's background, lifestyle, and thoughts — and even more so how one has grown up and will continue to grow," Spurgeon said.
Admission is free, but donations are accepted.