Play Here's Weekend Activity Picks for Sept. 2

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The eight Amarillo Crime Stoppers Car Show is Saturday.
Photo by RT Hicks Photography

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Events this weekend include some popular Labor Day traditions, a couple of walking activities (but only one with poop), and more.


Labor Day Weekend

The Boys Ranch Rodeo and Adventurefest is Saturday.The Boys Ranch Rodeo and Adventurefest is Saturday.

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  • Boys Ranch Rodeo & Adventurefest at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Boys Ranch grounds, 43 miles northwest of Amarillo on Farm-to-Market Road 1061. Tickets are $10; children ages 6 and younger are free. Rodeo action begins at 2:30 p.m., following a free-with-admission barbecue lunch at noon. 
  • Goodnight Under the Stars at 5:30 pm. at Charles Goodnight Historical Center, 12 miles east of Claude on Texas Highway 287. The dinner will feature regionally grown Texas beef and Texas wines. Coby Carter & 5 Miles West and headliners Jody Nix & The Texas Cowboys will perform for a dance, and Texas artists Jack Sorenson and Jeff Gottfried will create an original painting and sculpture on site. Tickets are $100 or $1,000 for tables of eight.
  • The eighth annual Crime Stoppers Car Show is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Billed the "second-largest indoor car show" in the Panhandle, the show will feature more than 150 vehicles in more than 20 categories. Admission is $5 or free for ages 10 and younger. Proceeds benefit Amarillo Crime Stoppers and Student Crime Stoppers.
  • Texas Raiders, a fully restored B-17 Flying Fortresswill be on view Friday through Monday at the Texas Air & Space Museum, 10001 American Drive at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport. Cockpit tours are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and a limited number of 25-minute flights are available beginning at $475. The stopover will include a hanger dance at 6 p.m. Saturday featuring a buffet dinner and music by Patrick Swindell & Pizzazz, who'll perform music from the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Tickets are $35 for military and $50 for civilians. Call 806-374-2066 or 806-681-3596 or visit 


First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk at The Galleries at Sunset Center is Friday.First Friday Art Walk at The Galleries at Sunset Center is Friday.

The monthly tradition at The Galleries of Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd., will feature a demonstration by artist Cale Rogers in the Amarillo Art Institute and the opening of an exhibition by Katie Fairweather in Gallery No. 48. The walk runs from 5 to 9 p.m.; admission is free. Also, the Konis Art Gallery is exhibiting a retrospective of Ben Konis' work, The Last Picture Show, through Sept. 30. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today.


Poop and Pellets

Learn about poop and pellets Saturday at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center.Learn about poop and pellets Saturday at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center.

Learn how to track animals by their leavings during a special program Saturday at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center.

Program director Victoria Saker will lead a Poop and Pellets walk around Libb's Trail and elsewhere at 10 a.m. Saturday at the center, 2301 N. Soncy Road.

Visitors can expect to find signs of coyotes, owls and other animals, the center said.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children or $3 and $2 for members.


It's Not Me It's You Karaoke

Amarillo singers Maggie Burt and Scott Stine will host a karaoke night with a twist Sunday at Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.

In It's Not Me, It's You Karaoke, instead of paying to sing yourself, you can pay to force others to sing. (Of course, you can also sing if you'd like.)

Pay $2 a song to put a friend on the spot. If you're called up, pay $1 to pass the song to someone else, or you can buy $10 for immunity (which can be broken by anyone for a $20 donation) or $20 for Absolute Immunity. Props to help make your number pop can be rented for $1 each, and an additional $1 will bring someone on stage with you to enjoy the fun.

It's all for a good cause — the annual 6th Street Creepy Crawl and Acts Community.

The event runs 6 p.m. to midnight, and costumes are encouraged.



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

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