Weekend Planner: Complete guide to Amarillo-area fun through Nov. 29, with 'Sound of Music,' Rodney Branigan, Sam Riggs, more

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Sam Riggs will perform Nov. 24 at Hoots Pub.

By Chip Chandler — Producer

Looking for fun after Turkey Day? Here's your complete guide to events and more through Nov. 29!

 

Nov. 21

"The Sound of Music" will be staged Nov. 20 and 21 as part of Civic Amarillo and Celebrity Attractions' Broadway Spotlight Series.
Courtesy Celebrity Attractions

 

Creed II: The young boxer (Michael B. Jordan) faces off against the son of Ivan Drago, who killed his father in a boxing match in Rocky IV. Reviews are mixed but mostly appreciative. (PG-13 for sports action violence, language, and a scene of sensuality; click here for showtimes at United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.; Cinergy Amarillo, 9201 Cinergy Square; and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

The Front Runner: Sen. Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) finds his 1988 presidential campaign devastated when he's caught in a compromising position (after inviting reporters to investigate his private life). Reviews are all over the place, with some calling it particularly timely and others saying it's the wrong film for the current moment. (R for language including some sexual references; click here for showtimes at United Artists Amarillo Star 14

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope head off to a new adventure when they find a wi-fi router and access to a whole new world. Initial reviews are promising. (PG for some action and rude humor; click here for showtimes at United Artists Amarillo Star 14Cinergy Amarillo and Cinemark Hollywood 16)

Robin Hood: Taron Egerton (Kingsmen) and Jamie Foxx star in the latest version of this oft-told tale. Reviews aren't promising. (PG-13 for extended sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive references; click here for showtimes at United Artists Amarillo Star 14 and Cinemark Hollywood 16)

Vibrant Vocab: This biweekly storytime focuses on building vocabularies. (3:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

The Sound of Music: The hills are alive in this national tour of the iconic musical, part of Civic Amarillo and Celebrity Attractions' Broadway Spotlight Series. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $27 to $68, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Comedy Open Mic: Try your hand alongside comics from Yellow City Comedy & Productions(9 p.m. Nov. 21, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

White Trash Trailer Bash: Celebrate RR Bar's 14th anniversary with drink specials and DJ Giantfeet. (10 p.m. Nov. 21, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. No cover. 806-342-9000)

 

Nov. 22

The annual Turkey Trot is Nov. 22 at Thompson Park.

Turkey Trot: The annual Thanksgiving morning race will help you burn calories before your big meal. (9 a.m. Nov. 22, Thompson Park, 2401 Dumas Drive. Registration fee $30 or $25 for Lone Star Runners Club members; increases $5 on Nov. 21. 806-584-4984 or 806-433-6270)

Rio: The ​Santa Fe, N.M.-based jazz and bossa nova band will give a special Thanksgiving concert. (8 p.m. Nov. 22, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

 

Nov. 23

Guitarist Rodney Branigan will perform Nov. 23 at Leftwoods.

Green Friday Hike: Meet at the Chinaberry/Soapberry Day Use Area of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Dress for the weather, and wear hiking shoes or boots. (11 a.m. Nov. 23, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Canyon Driving Tour: Learn about the flora, fauna, history and geology of Palo Duro Canyon State Park in this guided tour. Seating is limited; sign up at park headquarters. (2 p.m. Nov. 23, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Black Friday Holiday Market: Christmas will arrive at Town Square Village with the lighting of its 45-foot tree, food trucks, gift vendors, caroling, a beer and wine tent, horse & carriage rides and more. (5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 23, Town Square Village, 9181 Town Square Boulevard. Free. 806-803-8178)

Black Friday at Bar Z: Amarillo musicians Ray Wilson and Stetson Williams will perform, and a food truck will be on site. (6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 23, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. No cover. 806-488-2214)

Shane Rogers: The Lubbock country singer will perform. (6:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will play. (7 p.m. Nov. 23, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Loaded Six: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7​ p.m. Nov. 23, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

The Andy Dalman Trio: The jazz combo will perform. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country singer will perform. (8 p.m. Nov. 23, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Mind Plays: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Nov. 23, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Rio: The ​Santa Fe, N.M.-based jazz and bossa nova band will perform. (8 p.m. Nov. 23, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Polk Street Jazz: The Amarillo combo will perform. (9 p.m. Nov. 23, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Texas Tumbleweed Junction: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Nov. 23, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Rodney Branigan: The Amarillo-born international guitar star will perform. (10 p.m. Nov. 23, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Black Friday After Party: DJ G Money will spin for a post-shopping dance contest. (10 p.m. Nov. 23, Fresh Start Community Center, 612 N. Polk St. No cover; donations accepted. Tables of eight $25. 806-418-2380)

Cody Jasper: The Amarillo-born blues-rocker will perform. (10 p.m. Nov. 23, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Comanche Moon: The Amarillo-based Americana band will perform. (10 p.m. Nov. 23, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $15 in advance, $20 at door.)

 

Nov. 24

Cody Jasper will perform Nov. 24 at Golden Light Cantina.

Bazaar on 58th: Shop among local vendors at this new weekly marketplace. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24, 3723 S.W. 58th Ave. 806-342-9555)

Panhandle National Wrestling: Young grapplers will compete in this day-long tournament. (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 24, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $15. 855-898-7291)

Caprock Van Tour: Get a driving tour of Caprock Canyon with a ranger and learn about its geology, history, flora and fauna. Space is limited; reservations required. (10 a.m. Nov. 24, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Free with park admission of $4 adults, $2 seniors. 806-455-1492)

Rick Treon book signing: The Amarillo author will sign copies of his debut thriller, Deep Background(10 a.m. Nov. 24, Burrowing Owl Books, 419 16th St. in Canyon. Free. 806-282-9888)

Cody Jasper: The Amarillo-born blues-rocker will perform for the brunch crowd. (11 a.m. Nov. 24, Off the Hook Seafood, 626 S. Polk St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Jodi Thomas and Linda Broday book signing: The bestselling Amarillo authors will sign copies of their latest books. (noon Nov. 24, Burrowing Owl Books, 419 16th St. in Canyon. Free. 806-282-9888)

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us: An unlikely group of Pokémon masters must work together to save the day. (12:55 p.m. Nov. 24; continues through Dec. 1. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Canyon Driving Tour: Learn about the flora, fauna, history and geology of Palo Duro Canyon State Park in this guided tour. Seating is limited; sign up at park headquarters. (2 p.m. Nov. 24, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration: Learn how pioneers used the popular stovetop item at Caprock Canyon and sample some of the goods. (2 p.m. Nov. 24, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Free with park admission of $4 adults, $2 seniors. 806-455-1492)

Turkey Trek: Look for wild turkeys at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in this moderate two-mile hike. Dress for the weather, and wear god hiking shoes or boots. (4 p.m. Nov. 24, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Native American Games: Children 12 and younger can learn to make and play Indigenous games at Caprock Canyon(5 p.m. Nov. 24, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Free with park admission of $4 adults, $2 seniors. 806-455-1492)

Brandon Adams: The Texas singer will perform. (6:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Ace & Andy: The Solano Project members will play. (7 p.m. Nov. 24, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Bob Hopkins: The Amarillo rocker will play. (7 p.m. Nov. 24, Off the Hook Seafood, 626 S. Polk St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Fracture 432: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7​ p.m. Nov. 24, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders: The Amarillo folk-rock will perform. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

The A-Town Rockers: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Nov. 24, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Danksgiving: Dance off that holiday meal with electronic music from Kurt K, Hypnotic_Music, Leaux Poly, Yukka, PinkRhinos and Non Serviam(8 p.m. Nov. 24, T's Bar, 700 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5 or $8 for ages 18 to 20. 806-418-6649)

Rio: The ​Santa Fe, N.M.-based jazz and bossa nova band will perform. (8 p.m. Nov. 24, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Esquire Jazz Band: The house band will perform. (9 p.m. Nov. 24, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Loaded Six: The ​Amarillo rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Nov. 24, MacDaddy's, 1221 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Lone Star Skynyrd: The tribute band will perform with Amarillo rockers Bomb City Groove(9 p.m. Nov. 24, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

Strange Saints: The Amarillo country-rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Nov. 24, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Texas Tumbleweed Junction: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Nov. 24, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Jack Cryver Band: ​The Amarillo country band will perform. (9:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

Mind Plays: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (9:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. Cover $5. 806-352-3317)

Goodbye, Corby: Amarillo musician Corbin Cary will give a final local show with help from Sabii and Koty Potts(9:45 p.m. Nov. 24, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Mustard: The Amarillo rock band will return to action with support from Boss 420's Gabe Marinez. (10 p.m. Nov. 24, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5. 806-331-7305) 

Scarlett Burke & The Minors: The Canyon native, now spending time in Los Angeles and Nashville, will perform. (10 p.m. Nov. 24, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Sam Riggs: The Texas country singer will return. (10 p.m. Nov. 24, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $15 in advance, $20 at door.)

 

Nov. 25

Yvonne Perea will give a brunch show Nov. 25 at The Drunken Oyster.

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform for the brunch crowd. (11 a.m. Nov. 25, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Yellow City Flea: The new, monthly curated craftsman/artisan market will return. (Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 25, 100 S. Lincoln St. Free admission. 806-373-6613)

Superman: You will believe a man can fly (again) with this 40th anniversary screening of the Christopher Reeve-starring classic. (3 p.m. Nov. 25 at  United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and 3 and 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; continues Nov. 27)

Brass Choir: The student players will perform. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-681-2840)

 

Nov. 26

Amarillo Little Theatre will hold auditions for "Fun Home" on Nov. 26 and 27.

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition will open for the season. (6 p.m. to midnight Nov. 26; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us: An unlikely group of Pokémon masters must work together to save the day. (7 p.m. Nov. 26; continues through Dec. 1. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Fun Home auditions: Roles in this dramatic musical (to be staged Feb. 7 to 17) are available for one man age 30 to 45, one man age 16 to 25, two boys ages 6 to 12, two women ages 17 to 25, two women ages 30 to 55 and one girl age 7 to 11. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 26; continues Nov. 27. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. 806-355-9991)

 

Nov. 27

The DustJackets will perform Nov. 27 on the FireSongs series at Fire Slice Pizzeria.

Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show: Check out the latest implements and more at this expo. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 27; continues through Nov. 29. Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $2. 651-768-2195)

Fourth Tuesday Book Club: Join the discussion of Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers(11 a.m. Nov. 27, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Superman: You will believe a man can fly (again) with this 40th anniversary screening of the Christopher Reeve-starring classic. (3 and 7 p.m. Nov. 27, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Nov. 27; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

The DustJackets: The Amarillo folk-rock band will be featured on the FireSongs concert series. (7 p.m. Nov. 27, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. No cover. 806-331-2232)

Amarillo College Jazz: The student instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles will perform. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5340)

Fun Home auditions: Roles in this dramatic musical (to be staged Feb. 7 to 17) are available for one man age 30 to 45, one man age 16 to 25, two boys ages 6 to 12, two women ages 17 to 25, two women ages 30 to 55 and one girl age 7 to 11. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. 806-355-9991)

Gabe Marinez: The Amarillo rocker will give an acoustic show. (9:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317)

 

Nov. 28

"Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us" will screen Nov. 24 to Dec. 1.
Courtesy Fathom

Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show: Check out the latest implements and more at this expo. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 28; continues through Nov. 29. Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $2. 651-768-2195)

Puppy Tales: Kids can practice their skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs. (4 p.m. Nov. 28, 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 Nov. 28; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us: An unlikely group of Pokémon masters must work together to save the day. (7 p.m. Nov. 28; continues through Dec. 1. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Stratford Christmas Parade: The northwest Panhandle community will kick off its holiday season with a parade and appearance by Santa Claus. (7 p.m. Nov. 28, ends at Sherman County Depot Museum, 75 N. Main St. Free. 806-268-4786)

Evgeny Zvonnikov: The Harrington String Quartet violinist will perform. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 28, West Texas A&M University Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall. Free. 806-681-2840)

WTAMU Jazz: The student ensembles will perform. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 28, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-681-2840)

Frenchie's Blues Destroyers: The Austin blues-rockers will perform. (10 p.m. Nov. 28, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover)

 

Nov. 29

Christmas in the Gardens will open Nov. 29 at Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show: Check out the latest implements and more at this expo. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29, Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $2. 651-768-2195)

Knit a Snake: Learn the basics of finger knitting and make a simple toy. (4 p.m. Nov. 29, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer Hilary Marie will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Nov. 29, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition: Student artists will present a variety of work. (6 p.m Nov. 29 opening reception; on view through Dec. 15. Dord Fitz Formal Gallery at West Texas A&M University's Mary Moody Northen Hall. Free. 806-651-2799)

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. Nov. 29; continues Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23. Admission $5 adults,  $2 children ages 6 to 12. 806-352-6513)

Waterfield Christmas Walk: The Citadelle Gardens Christmas-lights exhibition celebrates the season nightly through Jan. 1. (6 p.m. to midnight Nov. 29; continues through Jan. 1. Citadelle Gardens, 520 Nelson St. in Canadian. Free. 806-323-8899)

Meow Wolf: Origin Story: Get insight into Santa Fe's beguilingly bizarre art installation in this new documentary. (7 p.m. Nov. 29, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Mirai: Oscar buzz is already building about this Studio Chizu anime film about a young boy who must reassess his jealousy of his new baby sister when her teenage self travels back in time to take him on an adventure. (7 p.m. [English-dubbed] and 8 p.m. [subtitled] Nov. 29; continues through Dec. 8. Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Poetry Circle: Enjoy works by others or share your own at this monthly event from High Plains Poetry Project(7 p.m. Nov. 29, Burrowing Owl Books, 419 16th St. in Canyon. Free. 806-282-9888)

Falling Into Dance: The West Texas A&M University School of Dance will give its fall concert. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 29; continues through Dec. 2. Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. Tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors, free WT students, faculty and staff. 806-651-2804)

The Jim Laughlin Quartet: The Amarillo jazz combo will perform. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Percussion Ensemble: The student players will perform. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-681-2840)

Big Band Night: Enjoy some swinging sounds. (9 p.m. Nov. 29, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

 

 

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)

Ace Rodriguez and Andy Solano: The Amarillo rockers perform 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

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 (Call ahead for Thanksgiving)

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)

Salsa Night: DJ Javier Chaparro spins. (7 p.m., Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-584-9571)

Ace & Andy: The Solano Project members perform. (7 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

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., features free tours 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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