Weekend Planner: Complete guide to Amarillo-area fun through Dec. 13, with 'Nutcracker,' 'Christmas Carol,' more

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Lone Star Ballet's "The Nutcracker" will run Dec. 7 to 9.
Courtesy Lone Star Ballet

By Chip Chandler — Producer

Holiday fun rolls along with several major events, plus live music, activities and more. For your complete December calendar, click here.

 

Dec. 6

Victory Church's annual "Glo" holiday production will be staged Dec. 6 to 9.
Courtesy Victory Church

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The High Plains Food Bank will try to raise $200,000 and 150,000 pounds of food. Each day of the drive will focus on different critical warehouse inventory items; this day will focus on pasta, sauce and boxed dinners. (9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 8. Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562)

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa's Hat and Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes' Shhh! (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 13. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Chamber After Hours: Network over food and drinks at this free Amarillo Chamber of Commerce event; chamber membership is not required. (5 p.m. Dec. 6, Street Toyota, 4500 S. Soncy Road. Free. 806-373-7800)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer Josh Roberts will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Dec. 6, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Jim Gardner: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. Dec. 6, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Tascosa Pops: The annual concert and dinner will feature Tascosa High School's orchestra and band, plus saxophonist Carlos Casso and violinist Bryan Gomez. (6 p.m. Dec. 6, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $30 or tables of eight for $275; deadline is Nov. 20. 806-326-2662)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 6; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Antony & Cleopatra: Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo star in this National Theatre production of the Shakespearean drama, filmed live on stage. (7 p.m. Dec. 6, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will play. (7 p.m. Dec. 6, Off the Hook Seafood, 626 S. Polk St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-350-1400)

First Thursday Art + Music: The monthly party at The 806 Coffee + Lounge will feature a collaborative art exhibition by Jason Barrett and Topher Petsch and music from Amarillo jazz combo Summertime Trio(7 p.m. Dec. 6, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Glo: The annual Victory Church holiday program features pop, rock and hip hop, a light show and more. (7 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 9. Victory Church, 6300 Arden Road. Free. 806-359-9463) 

Abigail/1702: Abigail Williams, the main accuser in the Salem Witch Trials, tries to atone for her sins 10 years after the trials in this contemporary drama by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (RiverdaleChilling Adventures of Sabrina). (7:30 p.m. Dec. 6; continues through Dec. 9. Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors and students. 806-371-5359)

A Bad Moms Christmas: Last year's holiday comedy will get an encore screening. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

WTAMU Opera Workshop: Student performers will offer scenes from CarmenL’enfant et les Sortilege, Candide, West Side Story, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Barber of Seville, Otello and Rigoletto(7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, WT Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall. Free. 806-651-2840)

Yvonne Perea and Hillary Smith: The hONEyhoUSe members will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

DJ Javier Chaparro: The Amarillo DJ will spin for Salsa Night. (8 p.m. Dec. 6, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Toke: The stoner-rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 6, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

Dec. 7

Conner Unwin and Laken Derington star as Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present in Amarillo Little Theatre Academy's "A Christmas Carol," opening Dec. 7.
Photo by Chip Chandler

Boy Erased: Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) stars as a young man forced by his Baptist parents (Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman) to undergo gay conversion therapy after his rapist outs him. (Opens Dec. 7. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The High Plains Food Bank will try to raise $200,000 and 150,000 pounds of food. Each day of the drive will focus on different critical warehouse inventory items; this day will focus on milk and cereal donations. (9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 8. Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562)

Coffee & Cuties: Children 5 and younger can enjoy stories, crafts and more with their parents and grandparents. (9:45, 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. Dec. 7, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Free with museum admission of $11 adults, $8 children, students, military and seniors. 806-355-9547)

Scholarship Auction: The Amarillo Women's Network will feature Coco Duckworth as guest speaker, and holiday shopping options from Cindy Sheets Premier Designs and Lillie's Boutique. Silent and live auctions also will be held to raise money for the group's scholarship fund for area high school students. (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Abuelo's banquet room, 3501 S.W. 45th Ave. Cost $25; reservations due Dec. 4. 806-374-5058 or loretta.williams@suddenlink.net)

Cookies with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer a dozen chances to hang with Kris Kringle and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas lights. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7; continues weekends through Dec. 23. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Admission $10 per car. 806-622-2382)

First Friday Art Walk: The monthly stroll through the newly rebranded Arts in the Sunset will feature new works by several of the gallery owners. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7, Arts in the Sunset, 3701 Plains Blvd. Free. 806-352-2706)

Borger Hometown Christmas: The Boomtown celebration will feature Christmas carols, lighting of the Christmas tree, screenings of The Star and Elf, a snowball cornhole contest, s'more roasting with firefighters and more. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 7, downtown Borger. Free. 806-464-5200)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

POSTPONED Flights & Bites: Enjoy small plates from Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse paired with three Texas wines. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Admission $30. 806-488-2214)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 7; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Jason Nutt: The Lubbock singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Ace & Andy: The Solano Project members will play. (7 p.m. Dec. 7, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Glo: The annual Victory Church holiday program features pop, rock and hip hop, a light show and more. (7 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 9. Victory Church, 6300 Arden Road. Free. 806-359-9463) 

The Mercy Manger: The Amarillo Community Chorale will give its annual concert. (7 p.m. Dec. 7, Washington Avenue Christian Church, 3800 S. Washington St. Free. 806-352-1442)

Mind Plays: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7​ p.m. Dec. 7, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Lone Star Brahmas. And look out for a special appearance by the Grinch. (7:05 p.m. Dec. 7, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $23 adults, $9 to $23 children, plus fees. 806-242-1122)

Abigail/1702: Abigail Williams, the main accuser in the Salem Witch Trials, tries to atone for her sins 10 years after the trials in this contemporary drama by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (RiverdaleChilling Adventures of Sabrina). (7:30 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 9. Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors and students. 806-371-5359)

Bomb City Rhythm: The jazz combo will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

A Christmas Carol: The Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will stage a newly adapted production of this classic holiday tale. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 16. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $12 ages 12 and older, $10 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

Amy Coffman: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 7, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Anderson, Flesher & Key: The Amarillo favorites will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 7, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo classic rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 7, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Love Session: The Amarillo soul band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 7, Off the Hook Seafood, 626 S. Polk St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-350-1400)

The Nutcracker: The centerpiece production of Lone Star Ballet's season returns for another year. (8 p.m. Dec. 7; continues through Dec. 9. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $48, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Decapitation of a New Day: ​The New Mexico metal band will perform with Amarillo band In the Mind of Asterion and Vernon band A New Day Falls(9 p.m. Dec. 7, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5. 806-331-7305) 

Farm Fresh Frijoles: The Lubbock country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 7, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

The Robert Hinds Quartet: The Amarillo combo will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 7, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Sunset Strip: The '80s tribute band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 7, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Brian Wynne & The Radio Band: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 7, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

Dec. 8

High Plains Public Radio will collaborate with adult Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre actors for a live reading of "A Christmas Carol" on Dec. 8.
Courtesy photo

Canceled because of weather: Bazaar on 58th: Shop among local vendors at this new weekly marketplace. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8, 3723 S.W. 58th Ave. 806-342-9555)

Together We Can Holiday Food & Fund Drive: The High Plains Food Bank will try to raise $200,000 and 150,000 pounds of food. (9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 8, Market Street, 2530 S. Georgia St. 806-374-8562)

Women's Book Club: Join the club's reading challenge and read a book that was published in 2018. (10 a.m. Dec. 8, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Brunch with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer six mealtime sessions with Father Christmas, including photo sessions. (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 16. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Cost $19 each; children 2 and younger free. 806-622-2382)

Arts in the Sunset Holiday Shopping: Enjoy live music, food trucks and more as you shop among the artists in the gallery. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8, Arts in the Sunset, 3701 Plains Blvd. Free. 806-352-2706)

Messiah Sing-In: Join Amarillo Opera and several favorite Amarillo musicians for a sing-along version of Handel's Messiah(11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8, Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. Free. 806-372-7464)

Mirai: A young boy is quite unhappy about the arrival of his new baby sister — until her future, teenage self takes him on a journey thorugh time and space. (12:55 p.m. Dec. 8 [English-dubbed], Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Buttons: Screen legends Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury star in the holiday musical. (12:55 p.m. Dec. 8, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Holiday Art Market Pop-Up: The 806 Art Collective will host a seasonal shopping expo. (2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. 806-322-1806)

Rock Art Hike: Look for ancient rock art and mortar holes in an easy-to-moderate hike at Palo Duro Canyon State Park(2 p.m. Dec. 8, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

The Nutcracker: The centerpiece production of Lone Star Ballet's season returns for another year. (3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 9. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $48, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Tuba Christmas: The annual concert featuring about 100 low-brass performers playing holiday tunes returns to Westgate Mall. An open rehearsal begins at 9 a.m. Dec. 8 in the Amarillo High School band room, 4225 Danbury St., and lunch will be provided. (3 p.m. Dec. 8, Westgate Mall, 7701 W. Interstate 40. Entry fee $10; free to watch. 806-358-2137 or 409-457-2734)

Winter Book Celebration: Celebrate the anniversaries of several favorite stories with crafts. (3 p.m. Dec. 8, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Cookies with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer a dozen chances to hang with Kris Kringle and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas lights. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8; continues weekends through Dec. 23. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Admission $10 per car. 806-622-2382)

Christmas at the Ranch: Enjoy a brisket dinner, hay ride, music from The Purple Hulls and more at this 17th annual event. (5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8, Hidden Falls Ranch, 3699 County Road 4 in Wayside. Tickets $15 adults, $10 children 6 and older. 806-764-3466)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Sabotage at the Christmas Shindig Mystery Dinner: Attempt to solve a conundrum at this holiday-themed Amarillo Escape and Mystery dinner party. Guests are encouraged to wear tacky Christmas attire. (6 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 22. Wolflin House, 11925 S. Western St. Tickets $45; must book four days in advance. 806-414-2382)

Sip & Shop: Seven Amarillo artists will sell their wares at a party featuring music from Hilary Marie, hors d'oeuvres and a signature cocktail. (6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8, The Object Gallery, 3701 Plains Blvd., Suite 76-A. 806-681-1029)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 8; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Wheeler Christmas on the Square: Check out the lighting of Wheeler's downtown square, plus a live nativity scene, caroling, games and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Wheeler Chamber of Commerce, 505 S. Alan L. Bean Blvd. in Wheeler. 806-826-3408)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 p.m. to midnight Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Dillon Taylor: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Sean Vokes and Dave Fike: The Amarillo jazz musicians will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Together in Whoville: This Summit Church production is inspired by Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas(6:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Summit Church, 2008 12th Ave. in Canyon. Free. 806-655-2347)

Christmas Bazaar: Shop among several vendors, enjoy hot cocoa and compete in an ugly sweater contest ($3 entry fee) at 42nd annual bazaar at Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum in Fritch. (7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 8, Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum, 104 N. Robey Ave. in Fritch. Free. 806-678-7847)

Glo: The annual Victory Church holiday program features pop, rock and hip hop, a light show and more. (7 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 9. Victory Church, 6300 Arden Road. Free. 806-359-9463) 

Hayden Spears: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will play. (7 p.m. Dec. 8, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7​ p.m. Dec. 8, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Ugly Sweater Party: Don your tackiest holiday sweater for this shindig. (7 p.m. Dec. 8, Wild Bill's Fillin' Station, 3811 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-372-4500)

Amarillo Bulls: Amarillo's hockey team will continue its season with a game against the Lone Star Brahmas. Bring new or gently used stuffed animals to throw onto the ice after the Bulls' first goal for the annual Teddy Bear Toss, which benefits Toys for Tots(7:05 p.m. Dec. 8, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $23 adults, $9 to $23 children, plus fees. 806-242-1122)

Abigail/1702: Abigail Williams, the main accuser in the Salem Witch Trials, tries to atone for her sins 10 years after the trials in this contemporary drama by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (RiverdaleChilling Adventures of Sabrina). (7:30 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 9. Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors and students. 806-371-5359)

A Christmas Carol: The Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will stage a newly adapted production of this classic holiday tale. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 8; continues through Dec. 16. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $12 ages 12 and older, $10 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

HPPR A Christmas Carol live reading: The public radio station will collaborate with adult Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre actors to present a live reading and radio broadcast of the Charles Dickens classic. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Suggested donation $15. 806-367-9088)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country singer will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

WT Chamber Choir: The student singers will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, West Texas A&M University Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall. Free. 806-681-2840)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 8, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Greg Meek: The Amarillo musician will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 8, Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 8, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Cory Mangum & The Damn Outlaws: ​The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 8, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5. 806-331-7305) 

JD Brower Band: The Oklahoma country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 8, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Kung Fu Vampire: The California hip-hop act will perform with Amarillo rapper Nicky Cortez(9 p.m. Dec. 8, XR Downtown, 715 S. Polk St. Tickets $10 advance or $15 at the door, plus fees. 806-437-0223)

Strange Saints: The Amarillo country-rock band will perform for the bar's Christmas party; those who want to participate in the gift exchange should bring a unisex gift valuted at no more than $20. (9 p.m. Dec. 8, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Texas Blues Rangers: The Amarillo band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 8, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

12 Gauge: The Oklahoma country band will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 8, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Don Todd Sound Machine: The Amarillo indie musician will perform with DJ Rupert the Duke(10 p.m. Dec. 8, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Ozzolution: The Ozzy Osbourne tribute band will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 8, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

Tail Light Rebellion: The roots rock band will perform with Amarillo punk band The Bastard Sons of David Hasselhoff(10 p.m. Dec. 8, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Dec. 9

"White Christmas" will be screened Dec. 9 and 12 as part of TCM's Big Screen Classics series.
Courtesy Fathom / TCM

Brunch with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer six mealtime sessions with Father Christmas, including photo sessions. (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 9; continues through Dec. 16. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Cost $19 each; children 2 and younger free. 806-622-2382)

Sensory-Friendly Santa: People on all spectrums of special needs can get photos in a special session with Santa at Westgate Mall. Reservations required. (10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 9, Westgate Mall, 7701 W. Interstate 40. 806-358-7221)

Glo: The annual Victory Church holiday program features pop, rock and hip hop, a light show and more. (11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Victory Church, 6300 Arden Road. Free. 806-359-9463) 

James Owens: The Amarillo singer will perform for the brunch crowd. (11 a.m. Dec. 9, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Reflections Envisioned III: Photographer Jim Livingston will showcase his 18 most popular 2018 images during a brunch exhibition and concert by Sunny-Side Up String Quartet(11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Fireflies auditions: Young actors and singers can audition for the Feb. 1 Amarillo Opera production of a musical, based on a Czech fairy tale, originally produced in the Terezin concentration camp during World War II. Actors ages 7 to 18 are sought. (1:30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 9, Amarillo College's Ordway Auditorium on the Washington Street campus. 806-372-7464) 

The Nutcracker: The centerpiece production of Lone Star Ballet's season returns for another year. (2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 9, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $48, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

White Christmas: The TCM Big Screen Classics series continues with a holiday screening of this iconic musical. (2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9; continues Dec. 12. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

A Christmas Carol: The Amarillo Little Theatre Academy will stage a newly adapted production of this classic holiday tale. (2:30 p.m. Dec. 9; continues through Dec. 16. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Tickets $12 ages 12 and older, $10 ages 11 and younger. 806-355-9991)

Abigail/1702: Abigail Williams, the main accuser in the Salem Witch Trials, tries to atone for her sins 10 years after the trials in this contemporary drama by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (RiverdaleChilling Adventures of Sabrina). (3 p.m. Dec. 9, Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 seniors and students. 806-371-5359)

Sounds of the Season: The Amarillo Youth Choirs will give their annual holiday concert. (3 p.m. Dec. 9, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children. 806-372-1100)

Cookies with Santa: The Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast will offer a dozen chances to hang with Kris Kringle and enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas lights. (5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9; continues weekends through Dec. 23. Starlight Canyon Bed & Breakfast, 100 Brentwood Road. Admission $10 per car. 806-622-2382)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 9; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Sabotage at the Christmas Shindig Mystery Dinner: Attempt to solve a conundrum at this holiday-themed Amarillo Escape and Mystery dinner party. Guests are encouraged to wear tacky Christmas attire. (6 p.m. Dec. 9; continues through Dec. 22. Wolflin House, 11925 S. Western St. Tickets $45; must book four days in advance. 806-414-2382)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 9; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 9; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

 

Dec. 10

"Jim Henson's Holiday Special," screening Dec. 10 and 16, will feature remastered versions of "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" and "The Bells of Fraggle Rock."
Courtesy Fathom

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa's Hat and Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes' Shhh! (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10; continues through Dec. 13. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Jim Henson's Holiday Special: Spend the holidays with favorite friends in screenings featuring remastered versions of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas and The Bells of Fraggle Rock(4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 10; continues Dec. 16. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 10; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 10; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 10; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

New Year, New You: Learn about vision boards, mental rehearsals and creating clarity. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas Show: The cowboy singer will celebrate his 25th anniversary of old-school holiday shows in a fundraiser for the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian(7 p.m. Dec. 10; VIP dinner at 6 p.m. Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Tickets $35 to $45; $65 to $75 for VIP admission. 806-335-3175)

Downtown Brown: The Detroit punk/funk singer will perform. (9 p.m. Dec. 10, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-322-1806)

 

Dec. 11

George Takei stars in and helped create the musical "Allegiance," based on his own family's internment during World War II. The musical will screen Dec. 11.
Courtesy Fathom

Once Upon a Deadpool: This year's Deadpool 2 gets a PG-13 re-release. (Previews Dec. 11; opens Dec. 12. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa's Hat and Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes' Shhh! (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11; continues through Dec. 13. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Early Explorers: Students from kindergarten to 12th grade can learn about STEM pioneers. (4 p.m. Dec. 11, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 11; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Santa Story Time: Kids can enjoy a reading of Pete the Cat and a visit from Santa. (6 p.m. Dec. 11, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 11; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 11; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Bella Musica: The Borger women's choir will give its Christmas concert. (7 p.m. Dec. 11, Frank Phillips College Library, 1301 Roosevelt St. in Borger. Free. 806-717-1537)

The Randy Boys: The folk duo will be featured on the FireSongs concert series. (7 p.m. Dec. 11, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. No cover. 806-331-2232)

Allegiance: The musical is based on George Takei and family's time in World War II-era internment camps for Japanese-Americans. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Heavy Heart Tour: Metal bands SamsaraSet Sights and Cvltvre will perform. (8 p.m. Dec. 11, T's Bar, 700 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5 men, free for women. 806-418-6649)

Dan Lavoie: The acoustic blues singer will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 11, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Dec. 12

Roger Wendover will perform Dec. 12 at Leftwood's.
Photo by Dahli Durley / Facebook

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa's Hat and Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes' Shhh! (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 12; continues through Dec. 13. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

White Christmas: The TCM Big Screen Classics series continues with a holiday screening of this iconic musical. (2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 12, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 12; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 12; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 12; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Roger Wendover: The touring folk rocker will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 12, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Dec. 13

Amarillo Zoo's Zoo Lights Safari will continue through Dec. 23.
Courtesy Amarillo Zoo

Mortal Engines: In this steampunk-inspired dystopian future, cities are motorized and prey on each other. (Previews Dec. 13; opens Dec. 14. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Miles Morales, an alternate universe Spidey, is at the center of this dimension-spanning animated adventure. (Previews Dec. 13; opens Dec. 14. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. Others may follow.)

Holiday Skits: Youth staff from Amarillo Public Library will stage live adaptations of David Milgrim's Santa's Hat and Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes' Shhh! (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3089)

Dinosaur Club: Kids ages 6 to 10 can enjoy dinosaur stories and crafts. (4 to 5 p.m. Dec. 13, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer Dannie Lake will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Dec. 13, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Christmas in the Gardens: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens' annual holiday display, featuring more than 350,000 lights, will greet visitors Thursdays through Sundays. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Pampa Celebration of Lights: The city of Pampa's recently revived holiday lights tour is open nightly through Dec. 31, with sleigh rides (weather permitting) Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 13; continues through Dec. 31. Recreation Park, east of Pampa on Texas Highway 60. Free; donations accepted. 806-669-5750)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Dec. 13; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Zoo Lights Safari: The Amarillo Zoo's annual holiday celebration returns Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, with events every Friday and Saturday. Weekend special activities include costumed animal Santa characters, kids games and activities and more. (6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13; continues through Dec. 23. Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 3 to 12. 806-381-7911)

Bishop Hills lights: The annual holiday display is on view nightly through Christmas. (6:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 13; continues through Dec. 25. Northwest of Amarillo on Tascosa Road. Free; donations of cash and used eyeglasses will be accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Larry Martin: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. Dec. 13, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Mary Lyn Halley and Dean Yates: The Insufficient Funds members will perform. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki: The animation master's life and career is celebrated in the documentary. (7:30 p.m. Dec. 13; continues Dec. 18. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

20 Watt Tombstone: The Wisconsin rock duo will perform. (10 p.m. Dec. 13, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Weekly entertainment

Sundays

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo rocker performs. (3 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Stew Moss: The ​Amarillo bluesman performs. (6 p.m., The Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000)

Kilo Road: The Amarillo band hosts an open-mic session. (7 p.m., Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

B-Man's Karaoke at 6th Street Saloon: Sing along. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

Tejano Sundays: Amarillo DJ Bert Zuniga hosts this weekly showcase. (9 p.m., Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

 

Tuesdays

Tuesday Trivia: Weekly contests will test your knowledge in a variety of subjects. (6 p.m.; sign-up at 5 p.m., Recreation, 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 103 in Canyon. Free. 806-656-0665)

El Trio Cortez: The Amarillo ​mariachi band performs weekly. (6 p.m., Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-373-8889)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter performs weekly. (6:30 p.m., 575 Pizzeria, 2803 Civic Circle. No cover. 806-322-5575)

Colten Wilcher: The Amarillo musician performs weekly. (7 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Jason Hodges: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs weekly. (7 p.m., Bar 3 at Preston West Golf Course, 9101 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-353-7003)

Trivial Tuesday: Compete in different theme nights weekly. (7 p.m., The Gem, 2203 S. Austin St. Team entry fee $5. 806-355-7838)

B-Man's Karaoke at Buffalo Wild Wings: Sing along weekly. (9 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, 5416 S. Coulter Road. No cover. 806-359-4386)

DJ Grice: The Amarillo DJ spins weekly. (9 p.m., Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Love Shine: The Amarillo band hosts a weekly open-mic night. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

#TakeMeBack Tuesdays: Amarillo's DJ Element hosts this weekly event. (10 p.m., Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. No cover.)

 

Wednesdays

Andy Chase: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs weekly. (6 p.m., Spicy Mike's Bar-B-Q Haven, 6723 S. Western St. No cover. 806-358-855)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo classic rock band performs at happy hour. (6 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Jackie Haney: The Amarillo classic rock singer performs. (6:30 p.m., Bracero's Mexican Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395)

Dana Hubbard: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs for a weekly blues night. (7 p.m., Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter performs. (7 p.m., Cask & Cork, 5461 McKenna Square, Suite 101. No cover. 806-410-1113)

The Chino Show: The Amarillo musician hosts a weekly karaoke and open jam session. (8 p.m., Throwbacks Sports Bar, 7150 S. Bell St. 806-418-4482)

Buster Bledsoe: The Amarillo country singer host a weekly open-mic night. (8 p.m., Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317)

Wicked Wednesdays: Amarillo DJs Frenzy and Sonny B spin. (8 p.m., Bodegas, 709 S. Polk St. Cover $2 after 11 p.m. 806-378-5790)

Old-School Jam Nights: DJ James Erik McMurry spins. (9 p.m., House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-677-6450)

B-Man's Karaoke at 6th Street Saloon: Sing along. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

DJ Element: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Guitars & Cadillacs, 3601 Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-322-7979)

Duke Tracy's Karaoke: Sing your favorites. (9 p.m., Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

Lil T Karaoke: Belt it out. (Plus 212 Club, 212 S.W. Sixth Ave., on the last Wednesday of every month.) (9 p.m., Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9063)

Open Mic Night: Thomas Thompson hosts this (mostly) weekly showcase. (9 p.m., The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-322-1806)

DJ Grice: The Amarillo DJ spins most weeks. (Amarillo country singers Lee Scheetz and Eddie Siegel host occasional open mic nights.) (9 p.m., Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Sticks and Picks: Amarillo musicians Andrew Fox and Jordon McClain host this open jam. (9 p.m., Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. No cover.)

 

Thursdays

Ace & Andy: The Solano Project members perform. (6 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Andy Chase: The ​Amarillo folk singer-songwriter performs. (6 p.m., Leal's, 1619 S. Kentucky St. No cover. 806-359-5959)

Tommy the Hacker: The Amarillo DJ spins. (6 p.m., Tacos Garcia, 1100 S. Ross St. No cover. 806-371-0477)

Buster Bledsoe: The Amarillo country singer hosts open-mic night. (7 p.m., Wild Bill's Fillin' Station, 3811 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-372-4500)

Kickshikers: The Amarillo country band performs. (7 p.m., Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

Bowling Night: Amarillo's DJ RoRo spins. (8 p.m., Eastridge Lanes, 5405 E. Amarillo Blvd. Cover $10. 806-383-9531)

College Night: Amarillo's DJ Oni spins; people with college IDs get in free. (8 p.m., Bodegas, 709 S. Polk St. Cover. 806-378-5790)

Bert Zuniga: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Old Buster's Lounge, 2204 S.E. 24th Ave. No cover. 806-379-8100)

B-Man's Karaoke at Moondoggy's: Sing along. (9 p.m., Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Karaoke Joe: Sing along. (9 p.m., Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Duke Tracy's Karaoke: Sing your favorites. (9 p.m., Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

Open Mic: Amarillo country singer Tommy Davis hosts this event. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

Tejano Thursday: Dance to your favorite cumbia, norteño and other beats. (10 p.m., Throwbacks Sports Bar, 7150 S. Bell St. 806-418-4482)

 

Fridays

Stew Moss: The ​Amarillo bluesman performs. (6 p.m., The Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000)

Pete Y Los Releros: The mariachi band performs. (6:30 p.m., Bracero's Mexican Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395)

Andy Chase: The ​Amarillo singer-songwriter performs. (7 p.m., Napoli's Italian Restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St. No cover. 806-220-2588)

El Trio Cortez: The Amarillo ​mariachi band performs. (7 p.m., Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-373-8889)

John Tice and Eddie C.: The Amarillo musicians perform. (7 p.m., Georgia Street Taphouse, 2001 S. Georgia St. No cover. 806-803-7000)

Bert Zuniga: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Old Buster's Lounge, 2204 S.E. 24th Ave. No cover. 806-379-8100)

B-Man's Karaoke at Broken Spoke: Sing along with the Amarillo karaoke service. (9 p.m., Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149) 

B-Man's Karaoke at Buckles Lounge: The popular Amarillo karaoke service also is featured here. (9 p.m., Buckles Lounge, 6800 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-379-8064)

DE Entertainment Karaoke: Sing to your heart's content. (9 p.m., The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

DJ Chancho: The Amarillo DJ spins every other week for Ladies Night. (9 p.m., Mulligan's Pub, 2511 Paramount Blvd. Cover $5. 806-367-8428)

DJ RoRo: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Kicked Back, 521 S.E. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-418-8917)

DJ Noah: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., The Gem, 2203 S. Austin St. No cover. 806-355-7838)

DJ Ted: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

DJ Tino D: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Lupita's Bar & Grill, 316 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-350-7705)

Duke Tracy's Karaoke: Sing your favorites. (9 p.m., Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

Lil T Karaoke at House Bar: Sing along. (9 p.m., House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-677-6450)

Noche Urbana: DJs Tino D and G will spin reggaeton, cumbia, hip hop and more. (9 p.m. Tejano Wild West, 1200 S.E. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-340-3313)

Pine Shed Karaoke: Sing along. (9 p.m., The Pine Shed, 5342 Canyon Dr. No cover. 806-352-2446)

All About Music: The DJ service spins. (10 p.m., Fast Eddie's, 1619 S. Kentucky St. No cover. 806-590-7235)

DJs: Dance to favorite tunes. (10 p.m., Throwbacks Sports Bar, 7150 S. Bell St. 806-418-4482)

 

Saturdays

Stew Moss: The ​Amarillo bluesman performs. (6 p.m., The Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs. (7 p.m., Napoli's Italian Restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St. No cover. 806-220-2588)

Bert Zuniga: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Old Buster's Lounge, 2204 S.E. 24th Ave. No cover. 806-379-8100)

B-Man's Karaoke at Buckles Lounge: The popular service offers a variety of songs. (9 p.m., Buckles Lounge, 6800 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-379-8064)

B-Man's Karaoke at Mudd Rack: The popular service offers a variety of songs here, too. (9 p.m., The Mudd Rack, 500 E. Hastings Ave. No cover. 806-381-2599)

DE Entertainment Karaoke: Sing to your heart's content. (9 p.m., The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

DJ Noah: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., The Gem, 2203 S. Austin St. No cover. 806-355-7838)

DJ Tino D: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Lupita's Bar & Grill, 316 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-350-7705)

Duke Tracy's Karaoke: Sing your favorites. (9 p.m., Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

DJs: Dance to favorite tunes. (10 p.m., Throwbacks Sports Bar, 7150 S. Bell St. 806-418-4482)

 

Ongoing

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument: The monument, about 35 miles north of Amarillo near Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Daily hikes with rangers are offered from 10 a.m. to noon; reservations requested. Admission is free. Call 806-857-6680.
  • 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 September, including Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. 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., will feature Border Cantos | Sonic Border through Dec. 9 and Burning Ring of Fire through Dec. 30. It's open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Call 806-371-5050.
  • Amarillo Public Library: Look for daily events for children (and book clubs for adults) throughout the month 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 Rock Climbing House: The attraction, 500 S. Fannin St., is open 2 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 2 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 8 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-418-2431.
  • 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 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, plus by appointment. 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 open 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. 
  • Arts in the Sunset: 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.
  • Bill’s Backyard Classics: The classic car and truck museum, 5309 S. Washington St., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older. Call 806-373-8194.
  • Caprock Canyons State Park: The canyon, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque, is open daily. Park admission of $4 adults, $2 seniors. Call 806-455-1492.
  • Cerulean Gallery: The gallery, 814 S. Taylor St., is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. Call 806-576-0063.
  • The Citadelle Art Museum: The Canadian art museum will feature Sordid & Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt's Etchings through Dec. 22. The museum is located at 520 Nelson Ave. in Canadian. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors and free children 17 and younger. Call 806-323-8899.
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center: The center currently features Rescue. Located at 1200 Streit Drive, it's is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays throughout the summer. Admission is $11 adults, $8 children and students (to age 22), military and seniors. Call 806-355-9547.
  • Escape the Trap House: This escape-room attraction, 12851 Interstate 27, features rotating rooms in the old home of Chainsaw Massacre haunted house. It's open 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $25. Call 806-337-0749.
  • Extreme Laser Tag: Take aim at this indoor attraction, 2503 S.W. 45th Ave. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment. Admission is $6, plus tax, per person per game; group rates available. Call 806-367-8954.
  • Harrington House: The historic home, 1600 S. Polk St., will feature its holiday exhibition through Dec. 18. Free tours are conducted on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 806-374-5490.
  • Kwahadi Indian Museum: Celebrate the legacy of the Native American population on the Plains and the Kwahadi Dancers at this museum, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Admission $5 adults, $3 children. Hours are noon to 5 pm. Thursdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays in June, July and August, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from September through May. Call 806-335-3175.
  • 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 Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. Admission is free. Call 806-857-3151.
  • 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, features Pop Culture through Dec. 31 and Native Lifeways of the Plains through May 2019. It's open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays from June 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.
  • Southern Light Gallery: The art gallery, located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons on Amarillo College's Washington Street campus, features Joann Pruitt's Looking Down through Jan. 9. It's open 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 5:50 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-345-5654.
  • Sports World: This attraction, 9400 Canyon Drive, offers miniature golf and a go-kart track. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-331-7223. 
  • Starlight Ranch Event Center: The event center's zip lines, a 10,000-square-foot maze, miniature golf and more are open 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. It's located at 1415 Sunrise Drive. Zip line prices are $25 for first ride, $7 for additional rides. Maze price is $5 per walkthrough. Day passes are $50; night passes (7 p.m. to midnight) are $40. Call 806-683-7883.
  • Texas Air & Space Museum: The museum, 10001 American Drive, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free; donations accepted. Call 806-335-9159.
  • Texas Panhandle War Memorial: The memorial, 4101 S. Georgia St., is open 24 hours a day year-round. Admission is free. Call 806-353-3300 or 806-674-0495.
  • 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.
  • Xcape Room Warehouse: The escape room attraction, 714 S.E. 10th Ave., is open from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays; other times available by appointment. Admission $25. Call 806-353-6353.

 

 

 

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

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