Spring Entertainment Preview

Last Updated by Chip Chandler on
Look no further when planning your spring entertainment options.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Fun is blooming everywhere. Let us be your guide to all of the spring events you won't want to miss.

A few notes: 

  • Click the event title for more information.
  • 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.
  • All listings are subject to change.

 

March

March 23: Cultural Conversations

Micah and Seth Hanbury will speak about native reptiles and snake safety. (6:30 p.m. March 23, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, 2301 N. Soncy Road, free with admission of $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and children. 806-352-6007)

March 23: Greater Tuna

Co-creator Jason Williams will direct this revival of the popular Texas comedy, coming to town as part of Civic Amarillo's Broadway Spotlight Series(7:30 p.m. March 23, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. $20 to $60, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

March 24 and 25: Amarillo Bulls

The Bulls will face the Odessa Jackalopes. (7:05 p.m March 24 and 25, Civic Center Coliseum, $13 to $23 or $9 for children. 806-242-1122)

March 24 and 25: Amarillo Symphony

The Symphony will perform Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and other classics. (7:30 p.m. March 24 and 25, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. $31 to $55, plus fees. 806-376-8782 or 806-378-3096)

March 24 to April 2: Beauty & The Beast

ALT Academy wants you to be their guest for the stage version of the Disney classic. (March 24 to April 2, Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

March 24 to May 3: Cerulean Gallery's An Eye Full

Regional artists experiment with color in this new exhibition. (March 24 to May 3, Cerulean Gallery, 814 S. Taylor St. 806-576-0063)

March 24: Alex Culbreth and Drew Cypert

A duo of Texas singers will perform. (10 p.m. March 24, Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave., cover. 806-374-9237)

March 24: Blackhawk

The '90s country favorites, known for such hits as "Goodbye Says It All," hits town. (10 p.m. March 24, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $20 in advance, $25 day of show.)

March 25: Yellow Rose Bully Showdown V dog show

See some of Amarillo's best bulldogs at this American Bully Kennel Club-sanctioned show. (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  March 25, Civic Center South Exhibit Hall, free. 806-517-8900)

March 25: Idomeneo

The Met: Live in HD series continues with a streaming broadcast of this Mozart opera about a fraught romance after the Trojan War. (11:55 a.m. March 25, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. $25 adults, $23 seniors, $18 children, plus fees. 806-352-7411)

March 25: Dreamland Cemetery walking tour

Learn about the Canyon cemetery's history, architecture and monuments in this new tour. (3 to 6 p.m. March 25, Dreamland Cemetery, 26500 U.S Highway 87; free. 806-651-2244)

March 25: Amarillo Venom vs. Wichita Force

The indoor football squad faces off with its Kansas rivals. (7 p.m. March 25, Civic Center Coliseum. $10 to $40, plus fees. 806-350-7277)

March 25: Mount Ivy

The Amarillo indie-rock favorites will give possibly their final show (following the move of frontman Broderick Adams downstate). (9 p.m. March 25, The 806, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Free, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

March 25: Joe Teichman

The Americana singer-songwriter comes back to town. (10 p.m. March 25, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

March 25: White Label Analog

The FM90 favorites return. (10 p.m. March 25, Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. $5. 806-367-9840)

March 26: Wildfire Memorial Benefit

Several favorite Amarillo musicians come together to raise funds to benefit the families of those who died in the wildfires earlier this month. Lineup includes Comanche Moon, Eddie & The Eat, Uncle Puppy & The Rejects, The Solano Project, The DustJackets, The Soulbreakers, Chancy Bernson, Matt Lemburg, J Trial, Keitha Jones and more. The event also includes a silent auction. (noon to 10 p.m. March 26, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

March 26: Randy Palmer

The occasional dinner & concert series at Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse will feature the Amarillo-based touring folk singer. (6 p.m. March 26,  Cowboy Gelato, 6103 S Coulter St., Suite 200. $35. 806-376-5286)

March 26: Russian Music Festival

Bass Nikita Storojev will perform in recital during the first Russian Music Festival at West Texas A&M University. (7:30 p.m. March 26, Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2844)

March 26: Mothership with Black Pussy

This pair of rock bands — one with a name you wouldn't say around your own mother — hit town on a joint tour. (10 p.m. March 26, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

March 27 to May 5: Dwellings

Southern Light Gallery on the Amarillo College campus will feature the works of photographer Libby Rowe. (Through May 5, first floor of the Ware Student Commons building on AC's Washington Street campus. 806-345-5654)

March 27: Amestris and Darian Reneé

These indie bands team up to close out this year's SXSWhat? concert series(9 p.m. March 27, The 806; free, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

March 28: FireSongs

The weekly acoustic series will feature Dave Becker(7 p.m. March 28,  Fire Slice, no cover. 806-331-2232)

March 28: MindGamers

Fathom Events will screen this sci-fi thriller, about a group of neuroscience students trying to link every mind on Earth via a quantum computer, with a twist: In two theaters, the audience will be connected through "cognition headbands," and an image of that "mass mind-state" will be seen during the screening. (8 p.m. March 28, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Hollywood 16. 844-462-7342 or 806-352-7411)

March 29: Siamese

The Dallas-based glam rock band hits town for a show with the up-and-coming Amarillo rock band DeathBelles(10 p.m. March 25, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

March 30: Facing Darkness

This faith-based documentary charts the efforts of Samaritan's Purse to combat Ebola in Africa. (7 p.m. March 30, Amarillo Star 14. 844-462-7342)

March 30: Brain Candy Live

Adam Savage (Mythbusters) teams with YouTube star Michael Stevens for this interactive theatrical experience described as "a cross between TED Talks and the Blue Man Group." (7:30 p.m. March 30, Civic Center Auditorium, $32 to $122, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

March 30 to April 2: Portraits of Dance

WT's dance department will work with in-house and guest choreographers for a performance incorporating several styles of dance, plus live music. (March 30 to April 2, Happy State Bank Studio Theatre, ticket prices TBA. 806-651-2804)

March 30: James Cook

The Wichita Falls-based singer-songwriter returns. (10 p.m. March 30, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

March 30: Matt Bradford

This San Francisco-based Americana singer-songwriter brings along his own hand-made lap steel guitar. (10 p.m. March 30, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

March 31 to April 15: Amarillo College / West Texas A&M University Student/Faculty Exhibition

See the best artwork from AC and WT faculty and students at this annual exhibition. (March 31 to April 15, Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. Free. 806-371-5050)

March 31 and April 1: Amarillo Bulls

The Bulls will face the Topeka RoadRunners. (7:05 p.m March 31 and April 1, Civic Center Coliseum, $13 to 23 or $9 for children. 806-242-1122)

March 31: Parents' Night Out

While the grownups are out, kids can take part in Extreme Storms, featuring science behind crazy weather phenomena. (5:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 31, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive; $20 first child and $15 additional children for members or $25 first child and $20 additional children for nonmembers. 806-355-9547)

March 31: Celebration of Hope

The Turn Center's sixth-annual fundraiser will feature dinner by Nineteen49, a silent auction and live music. Proceeds help provide therapy to in-need children. (6:30 to 10 p.m., Vintage Auto Haus, 8201 W. Amarillo Blvd.; tables $1,000 or $2,500 for eight. 806-353-3596 or taylor@turncenter.org)

March 31: Amarillo Master Chorale

The chorale presents Night, Strange and Beautiful, a concert featuring an exploration of the sounds of the night. (8 p.m. March 31, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St. $15 adults and $5 students in advance or $20 adults and $7 students at the door. 806-371-5340)

March 31: Urban Pioneers

The hillbilly folk act returns. (10 p.m. March 31, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

 

April

April 1: Kids in the Kitchen

Junior League of Amarillo will offer tips for good nutrition for the family, including how to make better food choices on a limited budget, teaching children how to make soup and more. (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Commercial Exhibit Hall at Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave., free. 806-374-0802)

April 1: Amarillo Child Abuse Prevention Rally

Amarillo Activity Youth Center will host its annual rally to kick off National Child Abuse Prevention Month. (10 a.m. April 1, 816 S. Van Buren St., free. 806-373-2292)

April 1: Panhandle Team Penning

Top regional cowboys saddle up. (9 a.m. April 1, Bill Cody Arena on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767) 

April 1: Kids' Hike

Children can get exercise for their bodies and brains at this hike through Wildcat Bluff. (11 a.m. April 1, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, free with admission of $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and children. 806-352-6007)

April 1: Gender Revolution screening

Equality Texas and OAC of the Texas Panhandle will host a screening of this National Geographic special, hosted by Katie Couric. (Noon April 1, Amarillo Public Library downtown branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free.)

April 1: There Be Monsters

Meet Bigfoot and other mythical creatures at this special April Fool's Day event at Amarillo Zoo. (1 p.m. April 1, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail inside Thompson Park. $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children. 806-371-7911)

April 1: Bowl for Kids' Sake

Hit the lanes for a good cause in this 29th annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle(1, 3:15, 5:30 and 7:45 p.m. April 1, Western Bowl, 5120 Canyon Dr. $75 or $85 per team member. 806-351-2210)

April 1: Fol de Rol

Amarillo Opera's annual fundraising gala is themed A Buenos Aires Ball, inspired by the company's upcoming production of Evita. (6:30 p.m. April 1, Amarillo Country Club, 4800 Bushland Blvd. $150; sponsorships available. 806-372-7464)

April 1: Badgeriety!

Members of Amarillo College's concert choir and vocal jazz ensemble will perform in a free variety show. Donations will be accepted for the AC choral program. (7:30 p.m. April 1, AC Concert Hall Theatre, free. 806-371-5340)

April 1: Festival of Fools

Dallas comics Komedian KG and Derrick Cakley will join a lineup of Amarillo comics for this show, also featuring music by Jen Williams. (8 p.m. April 1, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. $5.)

April 1: Randy Rogers Band

The Texas country favorites head back to town. (9 p.m. April 1, Midnight Rodeo, 4400 S. Georgia St. $25 in advance, $30 day of show, $30 ages 18 to 20. 806-358-7083)

April 1: Gleewood 

The folk-rock duo returns for a concert also featuring Lubbock singer-songwriter Dallas Owens(10 p.m. April 1, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

April 2: Wildfire Benefit

Several cowboy, country and other performers will join forces for a benefit concert at Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse for those rebuilding after the recent wildfires. Chow down at a weiner roast (foot-long or half pound), or burgers and chips. The lineup includes Mason Jar & The Shine Brothers, Jaycee Detten, Lee Scheetz, Eddie Siegel, Lane Provence, Chad Feemster, Dale Burson, R.J. Vandygriff, The Choice Yates Trio and Danny Ruiz & Gypsy Renegade. (Noon to 8 p.m., Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse, 6103 S. Coulter St., Suite 200, $15 adults or $10 children ages 12 and younger. 806-376-5286)

April 2 and 5: North by Northwest

Scale Mount Rushmore with Cary Grant in this TCM Big Screen Classics presentation of one of Alfred Hitchcock's best. (2 and 7 p.m. April 2 and 5, Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16)

April 2: Amarillo Venom vs. Duke City Gladiators

The indoor football squad faces off with this Albuquerque-based team. (4 p.m. April 2, Civic Center Coliseum. $10 to $40, plus fees. 806-350-7277)

April 2: Katherine Siochi

Friends of Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1024's season concludes with this award-winning harpist. (7:30 p.m. April 2, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St.; $30 adults, $10 students. 806-376-6316, ext. 105)

April 2: Alluvion

The Minnesota-based one-man band brings his tunes to town. (9 p.m. April 2, The 806; free, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

April 3: Dragon Eggs

Learn about the lives of dragons and create your own egg at this Family Fun Night event. (6:30 p.m. April 3, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 S.E. 27th Ave., free. 806-342-1589)

April 3: Covet with Glyphs

The indie rock band from San Francisco returns for a show with Amarillo-based instrumental rockers Glyphs. (10 p.m. April 3, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

April 4: Evan Taylor Jones

The soul-rock band from Florida hits town on a national tour. (10 p.m. April 4, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

April 6 to 15: Seminar

Amarillo Little Theatre tackles a contemporary black comedy about an acclaimed author leading a writing workshop for four aspiring authors. (April 6 to 15, ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

April 6: Power of the Purse Luncheon

Longtime journalist Joan Lunden will headline this annual fundraiser event for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health. (11:30 a.m. April 6, Civic Center Heritage Ballroom. $100; sponsorships available. 806-356-4617)

April 6: The Great War screening: Eye Deep in Hell

Historians Bruce Brasington, Bryan Vizzini and Brian Ingrassia will speak during a roundtable discussion and screening of a portion of the first episode of this new documentary miniseries from PBS's American Experience. (6 p.m. April 6, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2504 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free. 806-651-2242)

April 6: Golden Nail Awards

Celebrate the top supporters of area arts in this annual banquet. (6:30 p.m. April 6, Civic Center Grand Plaza. $65; reservations due March 23. 806-342-2023)

April 6: First Thursday Art Show

See the latest in contemporary works featured at The 806 coffee shop & bar. (7 p.m. April 6, The 806; free. 806-322-1806)

April 6: The Case for Christ

This faith-based drama follows a journalist's attempts to find proof of Christ's life. (7 p.m. April 6, Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16)

April 6: Joe Johnson

This Mississippi-bred country-blues singer will hit town while on tour. (10 p.m. April 6, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

April 6: Duane Mark

The roots singer rolls through ahead of the release of his latest album. (10 p.m. April 6, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

April 7 to 9: Evita

Amarillo Opera hopes the money will be rolling in for this production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic. (April 7 to 9, Globe-News Center. $15 to $90, plus fees. 806-372-7464 or 806-378-3096)

April 7: Coffee & Cuties

Children 5 and younger can enjoy stories, crafts and more with their grandparents. (10 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 7, Don Harrington Discovery Center. Admission $11 adults, $8 children, students, military and seniors. 806-355-9547)

April 7: First Friday Art Walk

Stroll through galleries featuring about 100 artists at this monthly event. Among the gallery shows is Refusal Saloon in the Creative Research Lab — Amarillo and West Texas A&M University Experimental Gallery, featuring artwork not selected for AMoA's AC/WT show (see above). (5 to 9 p.m. April 7, The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd., free. 806-353-5700)

April 7: Discover for a Dollar

Visit the Discovery Center (and its current touring exhibitions) for a discount with this special event. (5:30 to 9 p.m. April 7, Don Harrington Discovery Center. $1. 806-355-9547)

April 7: Blood Handsome

Post-punk singer Gerren Reach's solo project comes to town. (9 p.m. April 7, The 806; free, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

April 7: No Dry County

The Lubbock-based Americana band returns for a sure-to-rock show. (10 p.m. April 7, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

April 7: St. Cinder

The Oregon-based "vagabond swing band" hits town. (10 p.m. April 7, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

April 8: Friends of the Amarillo Public Library Book Sale

Stock up on books for your own personal library. The sale's open to the public following a Friends Only Night at 6:30 p.m. April 7. (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 8 and 2 to 6 p.m. April 9, Amarillo Public Library downtown branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. 806-378-3054)

April 8: Ruffles & Rust Expo

This shopping expo offers vintage items from more than 80 vendors. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Civic Center South Exhibit Hall. $5)

April 8: Splatter Paint Poetry

Create poetic works of art in honor of National Poetry Month. (2 p.m. April 8, Amarillo Public Library downtown branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave., free. 806-378-3054)

April 8: Spring Celebration

Make spring crafts, hear stories about spring and take photos with the Easter Bunny. (3 p.m. April 8, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave., free. 806-359-2094)

April 8: Casey Donahew Band

The Texas country act returns. (9 p.m. April 8, Midnight Rodeo, 4400 S. Georgia St. $15 in advance, $18 day of show, $20 ages 18 to 20. 806-358-7083)

April 8: Ha Ha Tonka

The Ozark-based rock band comes to town fresh off the release of its new album, Heart-Shaped Mountain. Amarillo singer-songwriter Maggie Burt opens. (10 p.m. April 8, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

April 8: Fish Out of Water

Look for a mix of rock, funk, reggae and hip-hop — or "RoPhunk RaeHop," in the band's parlance — when this California favorite returns. (10 p.m. April 8, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

April 9: BC & The Big Rig

The Oklahoma-based Americana rockers zoom on in. (10 p.m. April 9, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

April 10: Crafting

Learn how to knot parachute rope as the foundation for several creations. (7 p.m. April 10, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 S.E. 27th Ave., free. 806-342-1589)

April 11: Poetry Reading

Celebrate National Poetry Month by reading original works or other favorites. (7 p.m. April 11, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 S.W. Ninth Ave., free. 806-359-2035)

April 13: Dinosaur Club

Kids 6 to 10 will enjoy dinosaur stories and crafts. (4 p.m. April 13, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave., free. 806-381-7931)

April 13: Wildcat Bluff Music Night

A band to be announced will play at the nature center's potluck dinner. (11 a.m. April 13, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, $5. 806-352-6007)

April 13 and 18: RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop

Fathom Events will screen the former MST3K guys' evisceration of this 1991 direct-to-video action film, which has developed an unlikely cult following(7 p.m. April 13 and 7:30 p.m. April 18, Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16. 844-462-7342 or 806-352-7411)

April 14: Lifted: A Journey into the Counterculture

Burlesque troupe Broken Belts Collective will present a "funny, heartwrenching, thought-provoking and slightly controversial" variety show exploring drug and counterculture, said troupe founder Allexa Zwinck. (10 p.m. April 14, The 806. $15. 806-322-1806)

April 14: Ray Wilson CD release

The Amarillo singer-songwriter celebrates the release of new album Coming Through in Waves(10 p.m. April 14, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

April 14: Darius Jackson & The Mighty Texas All-Stars

The Austin-based blues band returns to town with support from Hnry Flwr and The Ferdy Mayne(10 p.m. April 14, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

April 14: William Clark Green

The Texas country favorite (and former area resident) returns. (9 p.m. April 14, Midnight Rodeo, 4400 S. Georgia St. $15 in advance, $20 day of show, $20 ages 18 to 20. 806-358-7083)

April 15: Original Team Roping

More fierce roping action. (8 a.m. April 15, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767) 

April 15 and 16: Crown of Texas Stampede

The Crown of Texas Arabian Horse Club will host a new horse show. (9 a.m. April 15 and 16, Bill Cody Arena on Tri-State Fairgrounds, free. 806-376-7767)

April 15: Easter Egg-citement

Get prize-filled eggs from costumed characters throughout the Amarillo Zoo, learn about eggs from birds and other animals and meet the Easter Bunny. (9:30 a.m. April 15, Amarillo Zoo. $5. 806-371-7911)

April 15: Eggstravaganza

Celebrate Easter and science with this Discovery Center event. (9:30 a.m. April 15, Don Harrington Discovery Center. $8 members, $11 nonmembers. 806-355-9547)

April 15: AAYC Open House

Amarillo Activity Youth Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary with this event. (10 a.m. April 15, 816 S. Van Buren St., free. 806-373-2292)

April 15: John Michael Montgomery with Restless Heart

Country stars of the '90s and the '80s unite for this big show. (7:30 p.m. April 15, Civic Center Auditorium. $44.50 to $64.50, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

April 15: Humans, Being: An Exploration

Artist Jacob Breeden calls this "sort of an art show," featuring sculpture and paintings, space modification through light and screens, and plenty of audience participation. "And it will slowly morph from art space to dance party over the course of the evening." Artist Angelina Frances Medina and musical group Boy Band also will participate. (8 p.m. to midnight April 15, Double R Lofts, 705 S. Grant St., Loft 12. Free. 806-681-4337)

April 15: The Buffalo Ruckus

The Americana-roots band romps back into town. (10 p.m. April 15, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

April 15: The Sun Machine

The Austin-based surf-rockers ride into town. (10 p.m. April 15, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

April 17 and 19: Doctor Who Season 10 Premiere

Fathom Events will screen the premiere of star Peter Capaldi's and showrunner Stephen Moffatt's final season after its TV debut. (7 p.m. April 17 and 19, Amarillo Star 14. 844-462-7342)

April 17: The Blind Spots

The indie rockers hit town. (10 p.m. April 17, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

April 18: April Showers

Kids can learn how to make it rain in a jar and to make cloud pillows. (7 p.m. April 18, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave., free. 806-381-7931)

April 18: P.O.D.

The '90s rockers, now back with The Awakening, plan to get loud. (10 p.m. April 18, Hoots Pub. Cover.)

April 18: Koffin Kats

The Detroit rockers bring tunes from new album Party Time in the End Times(10 p.m. April 17, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

April 19: Boston: An American Running Story

Fathom Events will screen this documentary, narrated by Bostonian Matt Damon, about the city's legendary race and how it bounced back after the 2013 bombing. (7:30 p.m. April 19, Hollywood 16. 806-352-7411)

April 20 to 30: Chicago

West Texas A&M University's theater department closes out its season with this razzle-dazzle musical with a cynical heart. (April 20 to 30, WTAMU Branding Iron Theatre. Tickets $16 adults, $12 students and seniors. 806-651-2804)

April 20: Down the Rabbit Hole

Broken Belts Collective will restage some of its April 14 show with a mix of new numbers. (10 p.m. April 20, Leftwoods, $10. 806-367-9840)

April 21 and 22: Swan Lake

Lone Star Ballet tackles this classic dance piece in an anticipated production. (8 p.m. April 21 and 3 and 8 p.m. April 22, Globe-News Center. $10 to $40, plus fees. 806-372-2463 or 806-378-3096)

April 21: Relay for Life

The annual event raises funds for the American Cancer Society. (6 p.m. April 21, Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. 806-773-7471)

April 21: Harrington String Quartet

The once-again-complete quartet rounds out its season with a concert featuring the world premiere of composer Samuel Jones' first string quartet. (7:30 p.m. April 21, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. $20. 806-651-2840)

April 21: Blink-182

The rock band, freshly Grammy nominated for the first time, heads to town on its extended tour for new album California. Supporting acts The Naked + Famous and Wavves also are on the bill. (8 p.m. April 21, Azteca Music Hall, 500 N. Farm-to-Market Road 1912, $49.50, plus fees.)

April 21: The Peter & Will Anderson Trio

This New York-based trio, featuring a pair of brothers, will bring its national tour to town for Chamber Music Amarillo's Jazz on 6th series. (8 p.m. April 21, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. $15. 806-236-3545)

April 21: Flatland Cavalry

The Lubbock faves move up to a bigger stage. (9 p.m. April 21, Midnight Rodeo, 4400 S. Georgia St. $10 in advance, $15 day of show, $18 ages 18 to 20. 806-358-7083)

April 21: Tejon Street Corner Thieves

The Austin-based "trashgrass" band returns. (10 p.m. April 21, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

April 21: Lee Winright

The Texas-based solo Americana singer hits town (10 p.m. April 21, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

April 22 and 23: Panhandle Cutting Horse Association

Top regional cowboys saddle up. (7 a.m. April 22 and 23, Bill Cody Arena on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767) 

April 22: Earth Day … Every Day

Join Panhandle PBS at the Amarillo Zoo to celebrate Earth Day. Plus, meet Daniel the Tiger in person. (9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. April 22, Amarillo Zoo. First 200 kids free with paying adult of $4 for adults or $3 seniors. 806-371-5277)

April 22: Amarillo Reads — Caregiving

A panel will discuss the challenges facing the "sandwich generation," those responsible for bringing up their own children while also caring for aging family members. (10 a.m. April 22, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 S.W. Ninth Ave., free. 806-359-2035)

April 22: AAYC Zumbathon

Amarillo Activity Youth Center will continue the celebration of its 10th anniversary with this event. (10 a.m. April 22, 816 S. Van Buren St., $10. 806-373-2292)

April 22: Amarillo Walking Tour

Michael Grauer, PPHM's associate director of curatorial affairs and curator of art and Western heritage, will lead an informative tour of Amarillo's downtown. Space is limited to the first 20 people. The tour begins at the Herring Hotel, 311 S.E. Third Ave., and concludes at the Santa Fe Building, 900 S. Polk St. (10 a.m. April 22, downtown Amarillo, $25. 806-651-2244)

April 22: Eugene Onegin

The Met: Live in HD series continues with a streaming broadcast of this Tchaikovsky opera featuring Anna Netrebko in one of her most acclaimed roles. (11:55 a.m. April 22. $25 adults, $23 seniors, $18 children, plus fees. 806-352-7411)

April 22: Wildcat Bluff Earth Day Celebration

Pay tribute to Mother Earth at this party. (1 p.m. April 22, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, free. 806-352-6007)

April 22: Amarillo Venom vs. Centex Cavalry

The indoor football squad faces off with this Belton-based team. (7 p.m. April 22, Civic Center Coliseum. $10 to $40, plus fees. 806-350-7277)

April 22: Second Chance Prom

Head down the rabbit hole for this Alice in Wonderland-themed fundraiser for Martha's Home. (7 p.m. April 22, Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. $45 singles, $85 couples; sponsorships and tables available. 806-443-5577)

April 22: Prophets & Outlaws

The Americana band known for its sweet harmonies returns to town. (10 p.m. April 22, Hoots Pub. Cover.)

April 22: Mitch Gray

The singer-songwriter / philosopher hits town with new CD Diamonds & Whiskey(10 p.m. April 22, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

April 23 and 26: The Graduate

TCM Big Screen Classics presents the 50th anniversary screening of this countercultural classic. Remember, son: Plastics. (2 and 7 p.m. April 23 and 26, Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16)

April 23: Chad Prather and Cooper Wade

The occasional dinner & concert series at Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse will feature the country singers during their Live Laugh Love tour. (6 p.m. April 23,  Cowboy Gelato, 6103 S Coulter St., Suite 200. $35. 806-376-5286)

April 24, 25 and 30: TED Cinema Experience

Watch highlights of the week-long TED Conference in these special screenings. (7 p.m. April 24, 25 and 30, Amarillo Star 14)

April 24: The Outsiders

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of S.E. Hinton's novel with a screening of the 1983 film. (6:30 p.m. April 24, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave., free. 806-359-2094)

April 25 and 26: Elmo Makes Music

Sesame Street Live! returns with this tuneful adventure. (6:30 p.m. April 25 and 26, Civic Center Auditorium. $17 to $62, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

April 25: Fourth Tuesday Book Club

The club will discuss Rilla Askew's Kind of Kin, the spring selection for the Amarillo Reads program. (11 a.m. April 25, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave., free. 806-359-2094)

April 25: Chonda Pierce: Enough

Christian comedian Chonda Pierce unveils her latest concert special. (7 p.m. April 25, Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16)

April 26: American Hitmen

The Utah-based rock band stops in during a national tour. (10 p.m. April 26, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

April 27: Downtown Lunchtime Book Club

The club will discuss Rilla Askew's Kind of Kin, the spring selection for the Amarillo Reads program. (12:15 p.m. April 27, Amarillo Public Library downtown branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave., free. 806-378-3054)

April 27: The Great War and Literature

A panel will discuss the impact World War I had on literature in the program presented in conjunction with PPHM's ongoing focus on the war. (6 p.m. April 27, PPHM, free. 806-651-2244)

April 27: Open Mic Night

Celebrate National Poetry Month at this event. (6:30 p.m. April 27, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave., free. 806-359-2094)

April 27: Amarillo Heart Songs

Mary Jane Johnson, Sandy Storey, RnR Fusion and Jim Gardner will perform in a concert benefiting Friends of Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1024. The event also features a light dinner. (6:30 p.m. April 27, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. $35. 806-376-6316, Ext. 105)

April 27: Cultural Conversations

Michael Grauer, PPHM's associate director of curatorial affairs and curator of art and Western heritage, will discuss the Red River War. (6:30 p.m. April 27, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, free with admission of $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and children. 806-352-6007)

April 27: Shen Yun

The Chinese dance and music company comes to town for a special performance. (7:30 p.m. April 27, Civic Center Auditorium. $80 to $120, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

April 27: Chris Monteverde

The Houston singer brings his brand of Americana rock to town. (10 p.m. April 27, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

April 28 to May 12: Texas Panhandle Student Art Show

See the best artwork from students around the region at this annual exhibition. (April 28 to May 12, Amarillo Museum of Art. Free. 806-371-5050)

April 28 to 30: Panhandle Classic Team Roping

The U.S. Team Roping Championships' Panhandle contest will feature fierce competitors. (9 a.m. daily April 28 to 30, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, free. 254-965-0353)

April 28 to 30: Yellow City Comic Con

The fourth annual con will feature voice artist Veronica Taylor, Yellow Power Ranger Karan Ashley and WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jake "The Snake" Roberts. (5 to 10 p.m. April 28, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 29 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30, Civic Center Complex. $15 general admission; $10 military and first responders; $5 children ages 5 to 12) 

April 28 to May 7: First Date

TheatreAC wraps its season with this contemporary musical by Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, charting a blind date between a young man and woman. (April 28 to May 7, AC Experimental Theatre. $8 adults, $6 seniors. 806-371-5359)

April 28 to 30: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre stages this mouthful / children's favorite. (7:30 p.m. April 28 and 29 and 2 p.m. April 30, AC Ordway Auditorium, $12. 806-679-8718)

April 28 and 29: Amarillo Symphony

The Symphony will close out its season with a special performance featuring Amarillo native Ilana Setapen. (7:30 p.m. April 28 and 29, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. $31 to $55, plus fees. 806-376-8782 or 806-378-3096)

April 28 and 29: That Foxy 70s Burlesque and Cabaret

RR Bar will host a groovy night of risque fun at this retro-inspired show. (9 p.m. April 28 and 29, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. $10.)

April 28: Best of Texas

Junior League of Amarillo's annual fundraiser will feature acclaimed songwriters Aaron Barker, Rodney Clawson and Nicolle Galvon. (6 p.m. April 28, Derrick Event Center, 814 S. Taylor St. $2,500 for tables of eight. 806-374-0802)

April 28: Band of Lovers

The acoustic chamber pop trio returns for a concert at Chalice Abbey.(7 p.m. April 28, Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St. $10-$20 suggested donation.)

April 28: Great Gatsby Party

Amarillo Little Theatre's Guild will throw a Roaring '20s-style fundraiser for the theater, featuring live entertainment, dancing and more. (8 p.m. April 28, 501 S. Grant St. $50 in advance, $60 at the door; sponsorships available. 806-355-9991) 

April 29: The Women's Book Club

The club will discuss Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. (10 a.m. April 29, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 S.W. Ninth Ave., free. 806-359-2035)

April 29: Day of Thunder Car Show

The 16th annual High Plains Thunderbirds show will feature dozens of cars and trucks, along with music by Insufficient Funds. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m., First United Bank, 45th Avenue and Soncy Road. Free. 806-433-2581)

April 29: Amarillo Reads — The Economics of Immigration

Miguel A. Levario, a Texas Tech University history and borderland studies professor, will discuss how immigration affects business and the economy. He's the author of Militarizing the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy(11 a.m. April 25, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave., free. 806-359-2094)

April 29: Amarillo Wicked Wine Run

This evening 5K run and 1K walk will feature food, live music and, of course, wine. The A-Town Rockers will perform. (4 p.m. April 29, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. $45 in advance, $50 after April 6)

April 29: Potter County Steak-Out

This fundraiser dinner for 4-H and FFA programs features a sumptuous prime-rib dinner and music by Ken Stonecipher & The Wooden Nickel Band with Danny Cadra. (6 p.m. April 29, Rex Baxter Building on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, $50; sponsorships available. 806-632-5258)

April 29: Heavy Glow

The rock faves return for a show with local rockers Loudmouth Lisa(10 p.m. April 29, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

 

 

May

May 2: Amarillo Youth Choirs Spring Concert

AYC's four ensembles will give their final concert of the 2016-17 season. (7 p.m. May 2, Globe-News Center. $10 adults, $5 children. 806-372-1100)

May 2: Jonah: On Stage!

Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster, Penn., stages this musical adaptation of the biblical tale of the stubborn prophet's misadventure with a giant whale. (7 p.m. May 2 Amarillo Star 14)

May 2: Black Irish Texas

The Austin-based rockabilly band swings into town. (10 p.m. May 2, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

May 4 to 21: 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," "Friendship" and more. (May 4 to 21, ALT Mainstage, ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

May 4: First Thursday Art Show

See the latest in contemporary works featured at The 806 coffee shop & bar. (7 p.m. May 4, The 806; free. 806-322-1806)

May 5: First Friday Art Walk

Stroll through galleries featuring about 100 artists at this monthly event. Among the shows to be featured include the Going Green print expo and an art history expo in the WT Experimental Gallery. (5 to 9 p.m. May 5, The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd., free. 806-353-5700)

May 5: Cinco de Mayo Fajita Festival

Thousands are expected to attend this annual downtown festival, featuring live music, sizzling fajitas and more. (5 to 9 p.m. May 5, Fourth Avenue and Grant Street. $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. 806-379-8800)

May 6 and 7: Tri-State Reptile Expo

Learn all about common and rare reptiles, amphibians and more at one of the largest reptile shows in the state. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7, Civic Center North Exhibit Hall. $12 adults, $7 children.)

May 6: Migratory Bird Day

Learn about all sorts of birds at this Amarillo Zoo event. (1 p.m. May 6, Amarillo Zoo. $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children. 806-371-7911)

May 6: Gabrielle Louise

The folk singer will return to perform for High Plains Public Radio's Living Room Concerts Series(7:30 p.m. May 6, Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St. $15 suggested donation. 806-367-9088)

May 6: Amarillo Venom vs. Duke City Gladiators

The indoor football squad again faces this Albuquerque-based team. (7 p.m. May 6, Civic Center Coliseum. $10 to $40, plus fees. 806-350-7277)

May 7: Muttfest

Celebrate the Day of the Dog, or Dia de los Perros, at Amarillo SPCA's annual fundraiser, featuring owner/pet look-alike contests, costume contests, face painting, silent auction and more. (Noon to 5 p.m. May 7, Memorial Park, 2200 S. Washington St., free. 806-622-0555)

May 7: Matthew Frantz

The indie singer-songwriter begins a two-day stand in town. (10 p.m. May 7, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

May 8: Amarillo Reads — An Evening with Rilla Askew

The author of Kind of Kin, a novel about an Oklahoma woman who's already up to her neck in family problems when she must deal with the consequences of a harsh new immigration law, will speak in a free lecture. The book is the spring selection for the Amarillo Reads program. (7 p.m. May 8, Globe-News Center, free. 806-378-3051)

May 8: Matthew Frantz

The indie singer-songwriter concludes a two-day stand in town. (10 p.m. May 8, The 806; free, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

May 11: Vintage Amarillo preview party

Get a sneak peek of this year's Amarillo Symphony Guild fundraiser at this cocktail party. (7 p.m. May 11, second floor of Amarillo College Union Building on the Washington Street campus. $50; $150 with ticket to May 12 dinner and auction. 806-376-8782)

May 11: Gleewood 

The folk-rock duo heads back to town. (10 p.m. May 11, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

May 12 to July 21: Perceptions of War

Regional artists explore combat and its effects in this new exhibition. (May 12 to July 21, Cerulean Gallery. 806-576-0063)

May 12 and 13: Eroticon: Once More with Feeling

Burlesque troupe Galatea Burlesk will celebrate pop-culture in a revealing manner. (10 p.m. May 12 and 13, The 806, $10. 806-322-1806)

May 12: Vintage Amarillo dinner and auction

Get a "Taste of Spain" at this year's Symphony Guild fete, featuring auctions of some top wines. (6:30 p.m. May 12, second floor of Amarillo College Union Building on the Washington Street campus. $125; $150 with ticket to May 11 preview party. 806-376-8782)

May 12: ZZ Top

The hirsute Texas rockers return to town on their Tonnage tour. (8 p.m. May 12, Civic Center Auditorium. $48 to $102.75, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

May 12: Rob Baird

The Memphis-born Austin transplant returns with his soulful country style. (10 p.m. May 12, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

May 13: Mother's Day Maker's Space

PPHM will host an art program for visitors to make paper flowers and cards for Mother's Day. (10 a.m., PPHM, free with admission. 806-651-2244)

May 13: Der Rosenkavalier

The Met: Live in HD series continues with a streaming broadcast of this Strauss opera, featuring Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles. (11:30 a.m. May 13, Cinemark Hollywood 16. $25 adults, $23 seniors, $18 children, plus fees. 806-352-7411)

May 13: Amarillo Venom vs. Texas Revolution

The indoor football squad battles this Allen-based team. (7 p.m. May 13, Civic Center Coliseum. $10 to $40, plus fees. 806-350-7277)

May 13: Musica Variada

Amarillo Opera celebrates Latin music in this annual concert. (7:30 p.m. May 13, Globe-News Center. $20. 806-372-7464 or 806-378-3096)

May 13: Zane Williams

The Texas troubadour heads back north for a welcome return. (10 p.m. May 13, Hoots Pub. Cover.)

May 16: Mr. Elevator and L.A. Witch

These California indie-rock bands stop in town during a cross-country tour. (10 p.m. May 16, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

May 18: Bruce Robison

The acclaimed Texas singer-songwriter, fresh off the release of his first solo album in a decade, finally comes back to town. (10 p.m. May 18, Hoots Pub. Cover.)

May 19 to 21: Academy Unleashed

Lone Star Ballet Dance Academy's students from Amarillo, Hereford, Borger, Dumas and Panhandle will perform in a series of recitals. (May 19 to 21, Globe-News Center. $5. 806-372-2463 or 806-378-3096)

May 19: Kids Cafe Classic

This four-person, two low-ball tournament will raise funds for High Plains Food Bank's Kids Cafe. (11:30 a.m. lunch and registration, 1 p.m. start at Ross Rogers Golf Course, 722 N.W. 24th Ave. $1,500 per team. 806-374-8562)

May 19 to 21: Continental Antique Show

Shop to your heart's content at this annual expo. (5 to 8 p.m. May 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 20 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21; Civic Center Regency Room, $5 per day.)

May 19: Chamber Music Amarillo

Violinist Rossitza Jekova-Goza and pianist David Palmer will continue their journey through Beethoven's violin sonatas at this special concert. (8 p.m. May 19, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. $35. 806-236-3545)

May 19: The Hagg Tribute

Amarillo's Flying Elbows Perspective and other musicians will join forces for a second tribute to the late Merle Haggard. (9 p.m. May 19, Midnight Rodeo, cover. 806-358-7083)

May 19: Jonathan Tyler

The rocking Texas musician will join up with fellow Lone Star artist Charley Crockett for an official Homer's pre-party. (10 p.m. May 19, Hoots Pub. Cover.)

May 19: Metalachi 

This California band, as the name implies, is a heavy metal / mariachi blend. Amarillo punk band The Bastard Sons of David Hasslehoff will open. (10 p.m. May 19, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

May 20 to July 2: Personal to Public

This exhibition will give a taste of the art collections gifted to Amarillo Museum of Art over the years. (May 20 to July 2, AMoA, free. 806-371-5050)

May 20 and 21: Pioneer Gun Collectors Gun Show

Add to your collection at this show. (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 20 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21, Civic Center South Exhibit Hall, $7. 806-567-8700)

May 20: Amarillo Walking Tour

Michael Grauer, PPHM's associate director of curatorial affairs and curator of art and Western heritage, will lead an informative tour of Amarillo's downtown. Space is limited to the first 20 people. The tour begins at the Herring Hotel, 311 S.E. Third Ave., and concludes at the Santa Fe Building, 900 S. Polk St. (10 a.m. May 20, downtown Amarillo, $25. 806-651-2244)

May 20: Homer's Backyard Ball

After a year off, the outdoor music festival returns to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The lineup includes Cody Jinks, Cody Johnson, Cooder Graw, Casey Berry & The Live Texas Mosquitoes, Shotgun Rider, The Night Stealers and the winner of a battle of the bands contest at Hoots Pub. (1 p.m. to midnight May 20, 800 S. Whitaker Road. $40, plus fees. 806-340-5077)

May 20: Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins

Learn about all sorts of shelled friends at this Amarillo Zoo event. (1 p.m. May 20, Amarillo Zoo. $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children. 806-371-7911)

May 20: 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. (8 p.m. May 20, Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, $25. 806-655-2181)

May 20: Jason Boland & The Stragglers

The Red Dirt icons return to town. (9 p.m. May 20, Midnight Rodeo, 4400 S. Georgia St. $12 in advance, $15 day of show, $20 ages 18 to 20. 806-358-7083)

May 20: Dirty River Boys

The El Paso rockers will join up with Lubbock's No Dry County for the official Homer's after-party. (10 p.m. May 19, Hoots Pub. Cover.)

May 21 and 24: Smokey & The Bandit

Get eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin' to this 40th anniversary screening of this comedy favorite through TCM Big Screen Classics. (2 and 7 p.m. May 21 and 24, Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16)

May 21: Blondes vs. Brunettes Golf Tournament

In a lead-up event to the annual June 10 flag football game that raises funds for the Alzheimers Association, four-person teams can play in this scramble. (2 p.m. May 21, Palo Duro Creek Golf Course, 50 Country Club Drive in Canyon. $400 per team. tsommers@alz.org)

May 27: Bad Magik Music Festival

Look for some of Amarillo's top indie, rock and other bands at this outdoor music festival. (Noon to 9 p.m. May 27, Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street. Free; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

May 27: Show Your Stripes! 

Celebrate International Tiger Day at this Amarillo Zoo event. (1 p.m. May 27 Amarillo Zoo. $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children. 806-371-7911)

 

 

 

 

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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