September entertainment calendar: Comprehensive guide to 'Mary Poppins,' hot air balloons, Tri-State Fair and other events

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The Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo returns Sept. 15.
Photo by Chip Chandler

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

As the air gets crisper, entertainment options grow hotter. Check here for your all-inclusive guide to September fun!

A few notes: 

  • Click the event title for more information (where available).
  • Except for special events, I'm limiting the concert listings to touring bands to make this list somewhat more manageable; check our Friday music listings every week to see where all of your local favorites are playing.
  • This list is fluid. Check back for updates, and check the weekly event roundups every Thursday.
  • All listings are subject to change.

 

September

Sept. 7

Anderson, Flesher & Key, among others, will perform at the Friends of Fogelberg concerts Sept. 7 and 8.
Courtesy Nancy Smith

  • Architecture, Nature & Abstraction: This closing reception recognizes the outgoing exhibition of works by Emilio Caballero, the former head of the then-West Texas State College's art department. (6 p.m. Sept. 7, Mary Moody Fine Arts Gallery, free. 806-651-2799)
  • Samplin' Under the Stars: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens will offer light food, spirits, wine, beer and cigas at this new event. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. $25 in advance, $30 at gate. 806-352-6513)
  • Extraordinary: This faith-based drama, inspired by a true story, depicts an ultra-marathon runner (Leland Klassen) as he attempts to run across the country following an open-heart surgery. The one-night-only screening will end with a discussion on marriage. (7 p.m. Sept. 7, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. $13.53, plus fees.)
  • First Thursday Art Show: See the latest from artist Topher Petsch with music by Matt Culpepper. (7 p.m. Sept. 7, The 806, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. free. 806-322-1806)
  • Friends of Fogelberg VIII: The annual concert that honors the memory of the late singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg and raises prostate awareness is now a two-night event. The "Our House" concerts will feature music by Fogelberg (known for such hits as "Leader of the Band" and "Same Old Lang Syne"), as well as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young — all performed by a lineup of Amarillo musicians. Proceeds benefit Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation and Olivia's Angels. (7 p.m. Sept. 7, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $16, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

 

Sept. 8

Jonathan Tyler will perform Sept. 8 at Hoots Pub.

  • Up in the Air for Family Care Balloon Rally: Hot air balloons will inflate and (weather permitting) launch at several Amarillo schools in the kickoff for the three-day rally. (7 a.m., various locations, free. 806-622-9473)
  • Friends of Fogelberg VIII: The annual concert that honors the memory of the late singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg and raises prostate awareness is now a two-night event. The "Our House" concerts will feature music by Fogelberg (known for such hits as "Leader of the Band" and "Same Old Lang Syne"), as well as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young — all performed by a lineup of Amarillo musicians. Proceeds benefit Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation and Olivia's Angels. (7 p.m. Sept. 7, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $16, plus fees. 806-378-3096)
  • William Clark Green: The Texas country star will perform with opener Ross Cooper. (9 p.m. Sept. 8, Midnight Rodeo, 4400 S. Georgia St. $15. 806-358-7083)
  • Wolf van Elfmund: The singer for the Colorado roots band Von Stomper will give a solo show with opener Brianna Straut. (10 p.m. Sept. 8, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)
  • Jonathan Tyler: The Texas rocker returns. (10 p.m. Sept. 8, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.) 

 

Sept. 9

The Up in the Air for Family Care balloon rally runs Sept. 8 to 10 at John Stiff Memorial Park.

  • Up in the Air for Family Care Balloon Rally: Hot air balloons will launch (weather permitting) in morning activities featuring breakfast vendors, coffee, hot chocolate and breakfast burritos, then an afternoon family festival will feature live music, food and merchandise vendors, bounce houses and more. Donations will benefit the Family Care Foundation, which assists those in financial need during a one-time medical emergency. (7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 9, John Stiff Memorial Park, 4800 S. Bell St. Free. 806-622-9473)
  • Dianne Bosch Memorial Softball Tournament: The second annual tournament — held in memory of the late police officer, Amarillo city commissioner and justice of the peace — will feature 24 teams, a homerun derby, children's activities, a prize drawing and more. Amarillo rock band Karma will perform. Proceeds from team entry fees and more will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. (8 a.m. Sept. 9, Southeast Ballpark, 4301 S. Osage St. Free. 806-420-3550)
  • Amarillo Community Market: The downtown farmers and crafters market returns for a second year (which runs through Oct. 14). Look for live music and activities weekly. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 around the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St. Free.)
  • Friends of the Amarillo Public Library Book Sale: Stock up your library. (9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Amarillo Public Library downtown branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. $7.50 per bag, three bags for $20. 806-378-3054)
  • Ruffles & Rust Expo: The traveling vintage show returns with more than 80 vendors. (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 9, Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. $5. 806-231-9822)
  • Canyon Driving Tour: Take a ride through Palo Duro Canyon to learn more about the flora, fauna and geology that comprise it. Dress comfortably for the weather, wear good walking shoes or boots, and bring water to drink. Children out of booster seats are welcome. Sign-in is required, and space is limited to 14. Meet at the park headquarters. (1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Admission $5. Call 806-488-2227)
  • Atlatl in the Afternoon: Learn about the atlatl, the main hunting weapon for prehistoric tribes, at this special event at Palo Duro Canyon. Dress comfortably for the weather, wear good walking shoes or boots, and bring water to drink. Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. Meet at the park headquarters. (3 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Admission $5. Call 806-488-2227)
  • Beethoven Cycle: The cycle of all 10 of Beethoven's violin sonatas will conclude with a special performance by Chamber Music Amarillo's David Palmer and Rossitza Jekova-Goza. (8 p.m. Sept. 9, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. $35 adults, $10 students. 806-236-3545)
  • Tejon Street Corner Thieves and Saddle of Southern Darkness: The touring Colorado rock acts will return. (10 p.m. Sept. 9, Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave., $5. 806-367-9840)

 

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Sept. 13

William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy star in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," returning to movie theaters Sept. 10 and 13 for its 35th anniversary.
Courtesy Fathom Events

 

Sept. 14

The Amarillo Chamber Good Times Celebration Barbecue Cookoff returns Sept. 14.
Courtesy Amarillo Chamber

  • Panhandle Kennel Club Dog Show: The Amarillo-based club will host its annual AKC-sanctioned event, featuring all-breed conformation, obedience and rally events. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14; continues through Sept. 17. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North and South Exhibit Halls, 401 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-679-1260)
  • Amarillo Summer Showcase Dance and Jam: The Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest will host its annual showcase event. (10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 14; continues through Sept. 16. Fifth Season Inn Amarillo, 6801 W. Interstate 40. No cover. 713-208-4793)
  • Amarillo Chamber Good Times Celebration Barbecue Cookoff: The 22nd annual event will take over downtown. (5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14, Amarillo Chamber of Commerce grounds, 1000 S. Polk St.; entrances at 10th Avenue and Polk Street, 10th and Tyler Street and 11th Avenue and Tyler. $30 advance, $40 at gate. 806-373-7800)
  • Ladd Lecture: Architect Lawrence Speck will discuss how art and architecture work together in a special lecture for Amarillo Museum of Art — "Architecture That Makes Lives Better," a free lecture in conjunction with AMoA's ongoing Amarillo Biennial 600: Architecture exhibition. He also will appear at a cocktail buffet reception at the museum, 2200 S. Van Buren St. (6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. lecture; admission $40 for reception, free for lecture. 806-371-5050)
  • The Heart of Man: The parable of the prodigal son gets a cinematic retelling, juxtaposed with documentary-style interviews with people who have lost faith, including authors William Paul Young (The Shack) and Dan Allender (The Wounded Heart). (7 p.m. Sept. 14, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; $16.24, plus tax.) 
  • Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro: Acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki's debut film gets a two-day cinematic rerelease — first in English-dubbed form, then subtitled. Lupin is a successful thief who targets a famed counterfeiter and attempts to save an unwilling bride. (7 p.m. Sept. 14, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. $13.53, plus tax.)
  • Luna Gale: The West Texas A&M University Theatre department opens its season with Luna Gale, a contemporary drama about a social worker's attempts to find a secure home for the title character, a 6-month-old girl whose teenage parents are fighting for custody against the teen girl's mother. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 14; continues through Sept. 24. Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. 806-651-2804)
  • Sundance Head: The Season 11 winner of NBC's The Voice will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 14, Midnight Rodeo, 4400 S. Georgia St. $10 advance, $15 at door. 806-358-7083)

 

Sept. 15

  • Panhandle Kennel Club Dog Show: The Amarillo-based club will host its annual AKC-sanctioned event, featuring all-breed conformation, obedience and rally events. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 continues through Sept. 17. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North and South Exhibit Halls, 401 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-679-1260)
  • Amarillo Summer Showcase Dance and Jam: The Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest will host its annual showcase event. (10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 15; continues through Sept. 16. Fifth Season Inn Amarillo, 6801 W. Interstate 40. $5 members, $10 nonmembers. 713-208-4793)
  • Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair returns. (4 p.m. to midnight Sept. 15; midway hours 4 p.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 23. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 18 to 22. Ride wristbands $30 daily. Mega-Passes $65 through Sept. 14 and $70 from Sept. 15 to 22. 806-376-7767)
  • Caelus Piano Quartet: Get a free preview of a Chamber Music Amarillo concert featuring Amarillo native J.T. Hassell and his Caelus Piano Quartet at CMA's Friday Family Night. (7 p.m. Sept. 15, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Free. 806-236-3545)
  • Luna Gale: The West Texas A&M University Theatre department opens its season with Luna Gale, a contemporary drama about a social worker's attempts to find a secure home for the title character, a 6-month-old girl whose teenage parents are fighting for custody against the teen girl's mother. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 15; continues through Sept. 24. Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. 806-651-2804)
  • Andrew Weathers: The indie rock singer will perform. (9:30 p.m. Sept. 15, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)
  • Kody West: The Denton-based alt-country band will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 15, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.) 

 

Sept. 16

The Amarillo Bulls will open its season against the Odessa Jackelopes on Sept. 16.

  • Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair continues. (8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 16; midway hours 4 p.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 23. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 18 to 22. Ride wristbands $30 daily. Mega-Passes $65 through Sept. 14 and $70 from Sept. 15 to 22. 806-376-7767)
  • Panhandle Kennel Club Dog Show: The Amarillo-based club will host its annual AKC-sanctioned event, featuring all-breed conformation, obedience and rally events. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16; continues through Sept. 17. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North and South Exhibit Halls, 401 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-679-1260)
  • Amarillo Community Market: The downtown farmers and crafters market returns for a second year (which runs through Oct. 14). This week, it'll move slightly to accommodate the Tri-State Fair Parade. Look for live music and activities weekly. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16, Santa Fe Building, 900 S. Polk St. Free.)
  • Amarillo Walk to End Alzheimer's: Participants can raise money to benefit Amarillo Alzheimer's Association. Register online or at 9 a.m. Sept. 16. A ceremony begins at 10 a.m., followed by a two-mile walk at 10:30 a.m. (9 a.m. Sept. 16, Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street, free. 806-881-7145)
  • Amarillo Summer Showcase Dance and Jam: The Western Swing Music Society of the Southwest will host its annual showcase event. (10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 16. Fifth Season Inn Amarillo, 6801 W. Interstate 40. $5 members, $10 nonmembers. 713-208-4793)
  • Amarillo Tri-State Fair Parade: The annual parade — themed Fair Time — Fun Time — will follow a new route: 11th Avenue and Polk Street, then proceeding north to Fourth Avenue, west to Harrison and south to Eighth Avenue. (10 a.m. Sept. 16, downtown Amarillo, free. 806-376-7767)
  • Release the Hounds:  Lost Pets of Amarillo will host this scavenger hunt and family celebration featuring bounce houses, music, vendors, food trucks and pet adoptions. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. hunt, 4 to 8 p.m. party, John Stiff Memorial Park, 4600 S. Bell St. Free. 806-679-4720)
  • Mary Poppins Tea Party: In a preview of Amarillo Little Theatre upcoming staging of the musical, Mary Poppins (played by Kristen Loyd) and other characters will entertain at this tea party. (11 a.m. Sept. 16, ALT Adventure and Academy Space, 2751 Civic Circle. $20 ages 12 and older, $18 ages 11 and younger; on sale Sept. 15. 806-355-9991)
  • Palo Duro Rocks! Geology Tour: Take a ride through Palo Duro Canyon to learn more about the geological forces that built it and the rocks and minerals that comprise it. Dress comfortably for the weather, wear good walking shoes or boots, and bring water to drink. Children out of booster seats are welcome. Sign-in is required, and space is limited. Meet at the park headquarters. (2 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Admission $5. Call 806-488-2227)
  • Wolflin Square Hurricane Relief Benefit: The Shops at Wolflin Square will host a screening and tailgate party featuring the Texas Tech and Arizona State, University of Texas and University of Southern California, and Flordia State and University of Miami games on two projector screens at Taste Dessert Bar, 1901 S. Georgia St. Donations will benefit High Plains Food Bank and American Red Cross. (5:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 16, The Shops at Wolflin Square, 1901 S. Georgia St. Free. 806-355-6131) 
  • JazZoo: The animals and their friends will be grooving to hot tunes at an Amarillo Zoo fundraiser featuring the Jim Laughlin jazz ensemble, food from Belmar Bakery, and adult beverages and soft drinks. (7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16, 700 Comanchero Trail, $20 each or $35 couples. 806-381-7911)​
  • Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will kick off its season against the Odessa Jackalopes. (7:05 p.m. Sept. 16, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $13-$23 adults, $9-$23 children. 806-242-1122)
  • Luna Gale: The West Texas A&M University Theatre department opens its season with Luna Gale, a contemporary drama about a social worker's attempts to find a secure home for the title character, a 6-month-old girl whose teenage parents are fighting for custody against the teen girl's mother. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 16; continues through Sept. 24. Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. 806-651-2804)
  • Caelus Piano Quartet: The Chamber Music Amarillo season kicks off in earnest with a performance by Amarillo native J.T. Hassell and his Caelus Piano Quartet(8 p.m. Sept. 16, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. $35 adults, $10 students. 806-236-3545)
  • Shotgun Rider: The Fort Worth-based area natives come home for a show with Grant Gilbert(9 p.m. Sept. 16, Midnight Rodeo, 4400 S. Georgia St. $8 advance, $10 at door, $12 ages 18 to 20. 806-358-7083)
  • Deviator: The Kansas City punk band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 16, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. $15. 806-331-7305) 
  • Max Stalling: The Texas singer-songwriter will kick off the music stage at the Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo. (9:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free with fair admission. 806-376-7767)
  • Prophets and Outlaws: The popular Americana band will return. (10 p.m. Sept. 16, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.) 

 

Sept. 17

  • Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair continues. (8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 17 midway hours 4 p.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 23. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 18 to 22. Ride wristbands $30 daily. Mega-Passes $65 through Sept. 14 and $70 from Sept. 15 to 22. 806-376-7767)
  • Panhandle Kennel Club Dog Show: The Amarillo-based club will host its annual AKC-sanctioned event, featuring all-breed conformation, obedience and rally events. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North and South Exhibit Halls, 401 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-679-1260)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Turner Classic Movies' Big Screen Classics wants you to phone home. (2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 17, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; $13.53, plus tax.)
  • Chuck Wagner: Broadway and TV star Chuck Wagner will perform for a fundraiser concert for Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre (following a two-day student workshop). (7 p.m. Sept. 17, Ordway Auditorium on Amarillo College Washington Street campus. $25. 806-371-2921)

 

Sept. 18

  • Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair continues. (8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 18; midway hours 4 p.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 23. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 18 to 22. Ride wristbands $30 daily. Mega-Passes $65 through Sept. 14 and $70 from Sept. 15 to 22. 806-376-7767)

 

Sept. 19

"American Masters — Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future," profiling the man behind St. Louis' Gateway Arch and other landmarks, will screen Sept. 19 as part of a film series at Amarillo Museum of Art.
Courtesy Eric Saarinen

  • Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair continues. (8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 19; midway hours 4 p.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 23. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 18 to 22. Ride wristbands $30 daily. Mega-Passes $65 through Sept. 14 and $70 from Sept. 15 to 22. 806-376-7767)
  • Architecture Film Series: The special American Masters — Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future will screen as part of this series, a partnership between Amarillo Museum of Art and Panhandle PBS. It's in association with the museum's Amarillo Biennial 600: Architecture(Noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 19, AMoA, free. 806-371-5050)
  • Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro: Acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki's debut film gets a two-day cinematic rerelease — first in English-dubbed form, then subtitled. Lupin is a successful thief who targets a famed counterfeiter and attempts to save an unwilling bride. (7 p.m. Sept. 19, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. $13.53, plus tax.)
  • Cloudship: The alt-rock band will return. (9 p.m. Sept. 19, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

 

Sept. 20

  • Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair continues. (8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 20; midway hours 4 p.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 23. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 18 to 22. Ride wristbands $30 daily. Mega-Passes $65 through Sept. 14 and $70 from Sept. 15 to 22. 806-376-7767)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Turner Classic Movies' Big Screen Classics wants you to phone home. (2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 20, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; $13.53, plus tax.)
  • Star Party: Learn more about the night sky in a viewing party at Palo Duro Canyon. Dress for the weather, and bring a blanket or camp chair. Snacks and insect spray are encouraged. Meet at Chinaberry Day Use Area at least 30 minutes early. (8 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Admission $5. Call 806-488-2227)

 

Sept. 21

Amarillo Little Theatre's "Mary Poppins" will open Sept. 21.

  • Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair continues. (8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 21; midway hours 4 p.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 23. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 18 to 22. Ride wristbands $30 daily. Mega-Passes $65 through Sept. 14 and $70 from Sept. 15 to 22. 806-376-7767)
  • Poker Run:  Get Fit Amarillo will host a running poker game with wine. (7 p.m. Sept. 21, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. $5. 806-350-4262)
  • PRCA Rodeo: Professional cowboys compete for big bucks and bragging rights at the Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo(7 p.m. Sept. 21, Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. $5 plus fair admission. 806-376-7767)
  • Mary Poppins: The Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage season opens with the stage adaptation of the beloved Walt Disney musical (based on the books by P.L. Travers). Kristen Loyd (Anything GoesYoung Frankenstein) stars as the practically perfect nanny, with Jason Crespin as the chimney sweep Bert. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 21; continues through Oct. 8. ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $22 adults, $19 students and seniors, $16 children Thursdays and Sundays; $25 adults, $22 students and seniors and $18 children Fridays and Saturdays. 806-355-9991)
  • Yellow City Sounds Live: Composer and conductor Michael Ching will perform his original works on piano and guitar. (7 p.m. Sept. 21, Panhandle PBS, 2408 S. Jackson St. Free; tickets required. 806-371-5228)
  • Luna Gale: The West Texas A&M University Theatre department opens its season with Luna Gale, a contemporary drama about a social worker's attempts to find a secure home for the title character, a 6-month-old girl whose teenage parents are fighting for custody against the teen girl's mother. (8 p.m. Sept. 21; continues through Sept. 24. Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. 806-651-2804)
  • Storming the Beaches with Logos in Hand: The Santa Fe, N.M.,-based post-punk band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 21, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)
  • Kimberly Dunn: The Texas country performer will return to the Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo(9:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free with fair admission. 806-376-7767)
  • Dakota Drummond: The Stephenville-based Texas country act will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 21, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)
  • Ross Cooper: The Lubbock-based Western singer will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 21, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.) 

 

Sept. 22

Kansas will continue its 40th anniversary tour with a Sept. 22 stop in Amarillo.

  • Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair continues. (8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 22; midway hours 4 p.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 23. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 18 to 22. Ride wristbands $30 daily. Mega-Passes $65 through Sept. 14 and $70 from Sept. 15 to 22. 806-376-7767)
  • Horns & Heels roping: World Series roping competitions kick off this fundraiser weekend for Advo Companies(10 a.m. Sept. 22, Will Rogers Range Riders arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Free. 806-342-0600)
  • Amarillo Police Department Fundraiser Lunch: Chow down on hamburgers and hot dogs in this annual APD fundraiser. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St. $7. 806-359-4097)
  • Living Art Body Painting Competition: Art studio Spirited Expressions will host this new competition with cash prizes. (4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22, Spirited Expressions, 2600 Paramount Blvd. $10 admission; $75 entry fee. 806-382-3404)
  • Horns & Heels gala: The fundraiser continues with a gala dinner. (6 p.m. Sept. 22, Advo, 5241 S. Washington St., $150. 806-342-0600)
  • PRCA Rodeo: Professional cowboys compete for big bucks and bragging rights at the Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo(7 p.m. Sept. 22, Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. $5 plus fair admission. 806-376-7767)
  • Gershwin Rhapsodies: The Amarillo Symphony opens its season with a concert featuring piano soloist Aaron Diehl on George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and his Second Rhapsody, as well as Paul Hindemith's Kammermusik No. 1 and Symphonic Metamorphosis. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $15 to $54, plus fees. 806-376-8782)
  • Luna Gale: The West Texas A&M University Theatre department opens its season with Luna Gale, a contemporary drama about a social worker's attempts to find a secure home for the title character, a 6-month-old girl whose teenage parents are fighting for custody against the teen girl's mother. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 22; continues through Sept. 24. Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. 806-651-2804)
  • Kansas: The '70s rock favorites will perform its massive hit album Leftoverture in its entirety, along with other hits. (8 p.m. Sept. 22, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. $35.50 to $95.50, plus fees. 806-378-3096) 
  • Mary Poppins: The Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage season opens with the stage adaptation of the beloved Walt Disney musical (based on the books by P.L. Travers). Kristen Loyd (Anything GoesYoung Frankenstein) stars as the practically perfect nanny, with Jason Crespin as the chimney sweep Bert. (8 p.m. Sept. 22; continues through Oct. 8. ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $22 adults, $19 students and seniors, $16 children Thursdays and Sundays; $25 adults, $22 students and seniors and $18 children Fridays and Saturdays. 806-355-9991)
  • Moe Bandy: The classic country star will perform at the Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo(9:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free with fair admission. 806-376-7767)
  • Nic Armstrong & The Thieves: The England-born, Austin-based band will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 22, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)
  • Smells Like the '90s: Amarillo stoner-rock band Piles of Potential will be joined by Josh Armstrong, Maggie Burt, Cameron Heard, Brandon Todd and Loudmouth Tooley in this tribute to '90s rock. (10 p.m. Sept. 22, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.) 

 

Sept. 23

Amarillo Symphony opens its 93rd season Sept. 22 and 23.

  • Amarillo Race for the Cure: Run or walk in support of breast cancer survivors and research at the annual Komen Race for the Cure. Activities include a survivor breakfast, shopping expo, 5K competitive run and 5K and one mile fun run/walk. (7 a.m. Sept. 23, Amarillo National Bank Plaza 1, 410 S. Taylor St. $35 for adults, $30 for survivors and children, or $40 the day of the race. 806-698-1900)
  • Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair concludes with one last day of fun for the year. (8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 23; midway hours 4 p.m. to midnight. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 18 to 22. Ride wristbands $30 daily. Mega-Passes $65 through Sept. 14 and $70 from Sept. 15 to 22. 806-376-7767)
  • Amarillo Community Market: The downtown farmers and crafters market returns for a second year (which runs through Oct. 14). Look for live music and activities weekly. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23, around the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St. Free.)
  • Horns & Heels roping: World Series roping competitions continue for Advo Companies(9 a.m. Sept. 23, Will Rogers Range Riders arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Free. 806-342-0600)
  • Calling All Slug Bugs V: The fifth annual Volkswagen car show will feature bugs of the wheeled type. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Street Volkswagen of Amarillo, 8707 Pilgrim Drive. Free. 806-350-8999)
  • Col. Charles Goodnight Chuckwagon Cookoff: The 23rd annual event also will feature museum tours, a Western trade show and more. (11 a.m. Sept. 23, meal at 1 p.m. Saints' Roost Museum, 610 E. Harrington St., Clarendon. Free; meal tickets $15. 806-874-2746 or 806-874-3335)
  • Wing Wars: Cook or just eat a slew of wings at the Wing Wars fundraiser for Amarillo Montessori Academy. Registration deadline is Sept. 15 to cook; entry fee is $200. The party will feature wings, beer and music by Cooder Graw(5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at Feruson's Enterprises, 5823 Canyon Drive. $30 adults, $10 children 5 to 11, $60 VIP, plus fees; prices raise $5 at the door. 806-353-3871)
  • Fall Ball:  Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle will host its sixth annual fundraiser. (6 p.m. Sept. 23, 4100 S. Coulter St. $75. 806-376-4571)
  • Jerry Barlow: The Celtic guitar player will perform for High Plains Public Radio's Living Room Concerts Series. (7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. $15 suggested donation. 806-367-9088
  • PRCA Rodeo: Professional cowboys compete for big bucks and bragging rights at the Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo(7 p.m. Sept. 23, Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. $5 plus fair admission. 806-376-7767)
  • Gershwin Rhapsodies: The Amarillo Symphony opens its season with a concert featuring piano soloist Aaron Diehl on George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and his Second Rhapsody, as well as Paul Hindemith's Kammermusik No. 1 and Symphonic Metamorphosis. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $15 to $54, plus fees. 806-376-8782)
  • Luna Gale: The West Texas A&M University Theatre department opens its season with Luna Gale, a contemporary drama about a social worker's attempts to find a secure home for the title character, a 6-month-old girl whose teenage parents are fighting for custody against the teen girl's mother. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 23; continues through Sept. 24. Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. 806-651-2804)
  • Joker & Jester Comedy Tour: Comedians Jake Daniels and Justin Rivera will bring their tour back to Dimmitt. (8 p.m. Sept. 23, Gerry's First Place, 208 S.E. Fourth St. Cover $5.)
  • Comedians Jake Daniels and Justin Rivera will bring their Joker & Jester Comedy Tour to Dimmitt for an 8 p.m. Friday show at Gerry's First Place, 208 S.E. Fourth St. Cover is $5.
  • Mary Poppins: The Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage season opens with the stage adaptation of the beloved Walt Disney musical (based on the books by P.L. Travers). Kristen Loyd (Anything GoesYoung Frankenstein) stars as the practically perfect nanny, with Jason Crespin as the chimney sweep Bert. (8 p.m. Sept. 23; continues through Oct. 8. ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $22 adults, $19 students and seniors, $16 children Thursdays and Sundays; $25 adults, $22 students and seniors and $18 children Fridays and Saturdays. 806-355-9991)
  • Rick Trevino: The '90s country star will perform at the Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo(9:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free with fair admission. 806-376-7767)
  • David Ramirez: The Austin-based indie Americana singer will perform with opener Molly Parden(10 p.m. Sept. 23, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.) 

 

Sept. 24

The P3 pub crawl returns Sept. 24.

 

Sept. 25

 

Sept. 26

 

Sept. 27

Michael Douglas stars in "Wall Street," which will return to theaters Sept. 24 and 27.
Courtesy Fathom Events

  • Wall Street: "Greed is good," declares the sleazy Gordon Gekko in this Oliver Stone drama. It gets a two-day 30th anniversary theatrical rerelease this month. (2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 27, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; $13.53, plus tax.)
  • Migrant Labor in the Panhandle: Learn about the role of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the Hereford migrant labor camp in this panel discussion moderated by Tim Bowman. The event is part of West Texas A&M University's Center for the Study of the American West's recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. (3 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Blackburn Room at WT's Cornette Library. Free. 806-651-5238) 
  • Snailmate: The Phoenix-based indie hip-hop band will return. (8 p.m. Sept. 27, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)
  • Radio Birds: The Georgia rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 27, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.) 

 

Sept. 28

 

Sept. 29

  • Turn Center Golf Tournament: Tee up to support Turn Center at this tourney. Pre-registration deadline is Sept. 15. (9 a.m. Sept. 29, Comanche Trail Golf Course, 4200 S. Grand St. $100 individuals, $400 teams of four. 806-353-3596)
  • Junior League of Amarillo Golf Classic: More golf action tees up, with an after-party featuring music by Velvet Funk, a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres and a specialty cocktail bar. (Noon Sept. 29, La Paloma course at Tascosa Golf Club, 4302 Fairway Drive. $600 by Sept. 8, $700 following, $25 after-party admission for non-players. 806-374-0802)
  • Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Lone Star Brahmas. (7:05 p.m. Sept. 29, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $13-$23 adults, $9-$23 children. 806-242-1122)
  • Mary Poppins: The Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage season opens with the stage adaptation of the beloved Walt Disney musical (based on the books by P.L. Travers). Kristen Loyd (Anything GoesYoung Frankenstein) stars as the practically perfect nanny, with Jason Crespin as the chimney sweep Bert. (8 p.m. Sept. 29; continues through Oct. 8. ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $22 adults, $19 students and seniors, $16 children Thursdays and Sundays; $25 adults, $22 students and seniors and $18 children Fridays and Saturdays. 806-355-9991)
  • TGTG: The indie rock duo will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 29, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. $15. 806-331-7305) 
  • The Corey Hunt Band: The Southern folk-rock band will return. (10 p.m. Sept. 29, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)
  • Jack Ingram: The influential Texas country-rocker will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 29, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.) 
  • Nicnos: The Oklahoma rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 29, Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave., $5. 806-367-9840)

 

Sept. 30

Amarillo Scaregrounds opens its season Sept. 30.
Photo by Chip Chandler

  • Travel Adventure: The Don Harrington Discovery Center will host this traveling exhibition that's all about — you guessed it — travel. (Sept. 30 to Jan. 7, Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Admission fee. 806-355-9547)
  • Get Fit Mayor's Half Marathon and 5K: Lace up your running shoes for this annual race through Wolflin neighborhood, downtown Amarillo and historic Route 66. The after-party will feature live music, food trucks and refreshments. Proceeds benefit The Bridge Children's Advocacy Center. (7:30 a.m. Sept. 30, Get Fit, 1911 S. Georgia St. Registration $25 for the 5K and $75 for the half-marathon; fees increase by $5 on packet pick-up day on Sept. 29. 806-350-4262)
  • Amarillo Community Market: The downtown farmers and crafters market returns for a second year (which runs through Oct. 14). Look for live music and activities weekly. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 30, around the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St. Free.)
  • Buddy Walk: The Panhandle Down Syndrome Guild will host its 16th annual walk, themed We Can Do It. (9 a.m. Sept. 30, Sam Houston Park, 4101 Line Ave. Free; donatoins encouraged. 806-678-4450)
  • Great Strides: Your shoes are made for walking at the Great Strides walk for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (9 a.m. Sept. 30, Medical Center Park, 1100 Wallace Blvd. Free; donations encouraged. 214-871-2222)
  • Autumn Street Fest: In addition to the weekly Canyon Farmers Market, this festival will feature a pet parade, pumpkin painting and more. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30, downtown Canyon. Free. 806-656-6833)
  • History Day: Living history reenactors, Kwahadi Indian dancers, folk musicians and more will take part in this event. Dress for the weather. Meet at Wolfberry Day Use Area. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Admission $5. Call 806-488-2227)
  • Ramble Across the Panhandle: The Amarillo Elks' fifth-annual motorcycle run from Amarillo to Dalhart and Borger and back again will raise funds for the Rainbow Room. Amarillo rock band Hangman will perform at a party at the end of the run. (10 a.m. Sept. 30, Amarillo Elks Lodge, 932 Clyde St. $25 riders, $15 passengers. 806-206-6754)
  • Tri-State Reptile Expo: The annual show will feature common and rare reptiles, amphibians and more, in addition to vendor booths and more. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30; continues Oct. 1. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. $12 adults or $7 children for weekend pass.)
  • Wonderful Women Brunch: The brunch — which raises funds for Martha's Home — will feature a meal catered by Bud Andersen, a fashion show, vendors and more. (10 a.m. Sept. 30, The Venue, 7200 Canyon Drive, $30; deadline Sept. 29. 806-443-5577)
  • Frames of Love Benefit Dinner: A dinner and concert by the Amarillo High School jazz band will support a service that provides free photos to families with terminally ill children, a child who has recently passed away, and special-needs kids in the Amarillo area. (6 p.m. Sept. 30 at Timeless Events, 11131 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Tickets $30806-654-6191)
  • Great Epilepsy Steakout: In this fundraiser for Epilepsy Foundation — West Texas, Smitty Brothers BBQ of Fritch will provide the meal and The Buster Bledsoe Band will perform. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $60, music-only tickets $25. 806-352-5426)
  • Amarillo Scaregrounds: The haunt — which features five scenarios in one location — gets a kick start on the Halloween season with a preview night to benefit United Way of Amarillo & Canyon. (7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 30, 2736 S.W. 10th Ave., $5, $15 and $20 per haunt; $35 for all; $50 for unlimited access. 806-367-9516)
  • Dwight Smith: The Austin-based indie folk singer will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 30, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)
  • Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Lone Star Brahmas. (7:05 p.m. Sept. 30, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. $13-$23 adults, $9-$23 children. 806-242-1122)
  • Mary Poppins: The Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage season opens with the stage adaptation of the beloved Walt Disney musical (based on the books by P.L. Travers). Kristen Loyd (Anything GoesYoung Frankenstein) stars as the practically perfect nanny, with Jason Crespin as the chimney sweep Bert. (8 p.m. Sept. 30; continues through Oct. 8. ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $22 adults, $19 students and seniors, $16 children Thursdays and Sundays; $25 adults, $22 students and seniors and $18 children Fridays and Saturdays. 806-355-9991)
  • Red Shahan: The Texas-based Americana singer-songwriter will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 30, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.) 

 

 

Ongoing

  • Amarillo Botanical Gardens: The gardens, 1400 Streit Drive, are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31, then 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays beginning Nov. 1. 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 open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Amarillo Biennial 600: Architecture is on view through Oct. 1. Admission is free. Call 806-371-5050.
  • Amarillo Public Library: Look for daily events for children (and book clubs for adults) throughout the fall 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 featuring the America's Horse in Art show and sale through Oct. 12.. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (closed holidays). 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., is featuring Modern West through Sept. 22. Hours are 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, is featuring Physics @ Play and Cubelets Robot Blocks through Sept. 17. Hours are 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.
  • 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.,  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 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, is featuring The Great War and the Panhandle-Plains Region and A Picture from Home: Snapshots of the Great War on the Plains through Dec. 30. Hours are 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.
  • 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.

 

 

 

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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