Weekend Planner: Complete guide to Amarillo-area fun through Oct. 25, with Symphony, Chad Prather, haunts, live music, fall events, more

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Comedian Chad Prather will perform Oct. 20 in the Civic Center.

By Chip Chandler — Producer

Here's your exhaustive guide to fun through Oct. 25, with Halloween hijinks, Amarillo Symphony, the Groobees, fall activities, live music and more.

 

Oct. 18

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association World Championship action will run Oct. 17 to 20.

Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis battles Michael Myers again in this new installment from co-writer/director David Gordon Green that essentially does away with every film in the franchise after the original. (Previews Oct. 18, opens Oct. 19. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive, should follow)

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association World Championship: The world-championship competition features cowboys riding in a timed event using two .45 caliber single-action revolvers, each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition that can pop the balloons they’re aiming for from up to about 15 feet away. (8 a.m. Oct. 18; continues through Oct. 20. Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Mentoring Matters Luncheon: Pierce Bush, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, will give the keynote at this annual event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle(11:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. Tickets $50; $400 for table of eight, plus fees. 806-351-2210)

Fall Fashion Event: Enjoy wine and cheese and a new season's collection. (5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18, The Scarlet Door Salon, 2724 Civic Circle. 806-359-5373)

Girl Power: Madison Fuller, Miss Texas 2018, is the featured guest at this event designed for girls ages 10 to 13 (and their moms/guardians). (5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $5. 806-414-9943)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer Clark Griffin will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Oct. 18, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Not Your Mama's Folded Books: Learn to convert a discarded book into artwork in this two-week presentation. (6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18; continues Oct. 25. Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

12 x 12 Art Exhibition and Silent Auction: The one-night-only Amarillo Museum of Art show and sale will feature art that's 12 inches by 12 inches (by 12 inches, if three-dimensional) from about 100 artists. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. Tickets $12. 806-371-5050)

Chawn Cook & Sarah Adams: The Amarillo rockers will give an acoustic show. (7 p.m. Oct. 18, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

Keitha Jones: The Amarillo musician will perform. (7 p.m. Oct. 18, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

More Than Funny: Stand-up comedian Michael Jr. will mix jokes and inspiration in this comedy special. (7 p.m. Oct. 18, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

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

Jersey Boys: The smash hit musical about the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons hit town for a three-day run as part of Civic Amarillo and Celebrity Attractions' Broadway Spotlight Series. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $40 to $70, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

WTAMU Choir Concert: The student singers will perform. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-681-2840)

The Living Street: The indie folk duo will perform. (8 p.m. Oct. 18, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Amarionette: The Las Vegas rock band will perform with Televangelist(10 p.m. Oct. 18, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Cold Shoulder: The Toronto hardcore band will perform with 156/Silence(10 p.m. Oct. 18, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

The Corey Hunt Band: The Texas country act will perform. (10 p.m. Oct. 18, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $15 advance.)

 

Oct. 19

The Amarillo Symphony will perform Gershwin's Concerto in F among other favorites at its Oct. 19 and 20 concerts.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association World Championship: The world-championship competition features cowboys riding in a timed event using two .45 caliber single-action revolvers, each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition that can pop the balloons they’re aiming for from up to about 15 feet away. Showcase of Champions begins at 7 p.m. (8 a.m. Oct. 19; continues through Oct. 20. Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm and Maze: The family attraction opens for its new season, with a new giant corn maze, activities, games and more. (5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19; open weekends through Nov. 4. 12908 S. Bell St. Admission $13.95 plus tax for ages 3 and older; seniors $10 plus tax. ​Zip lines are an additional $2 per ride or $5 for three rides. Apples for the apple cannon are sold by medium or large buckets. 806-373-9600)

Canon and Fugue: A new exhibition of small-scale works by Amarillo artist Rob Weingart will open. (6 p.m. Oct. 19; on view through Nov. 26. Chalice Abbey Center for Spirituality and the Arts, 2717 Stanley St. Free. 806-576-2480)

Dustin Garrett: The Lubbock musician will perform. (6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Fall Party: This after-hours festivity will feature books, crafts and games, including a giant Candy Land. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Jim Gardner: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Junior League Rummage Sale Preview Party: Get first dibs on the goods for sale (at twice the marked price), plus food, beverages, adult popsicles and entertainment. (6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 3201 Wolflin Ave. Tickets $20 by noon Oct. 19, then $25. 806-374-0802)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Amarillo Scaregrounds: The haunt features five scenarios in one location. (7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 19; continues Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27, plus Oct. 28 and 31. 2736 S.W. 10th Ave., Admission $5, $15 or $20 per haunt; $35 for all; $50 for unlimited access. 806-367-9516)

Anderson, Flesher & Key: The Amarillo favorites will perform. (7 p.m. Oct. 19, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Frightmare: The downtown haunt returns for another season of scares. (7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 19; continues Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 to 31. 816 S. Van Buren St. Admission $20. 806-373-2292)

Monster Mash Aerial Soiree: Creatures will fly through the air in this exhibition and fundraiser. (7 p.m. Oct. 19; continues Oct. 20. Flying Fitness & Aerial Arts Studio, 3708 Business Park Drive. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children. 806-318-3938)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7​ p.m. Oct. 19, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Phone Zome Group Art Show: Enjoy art from Rob Weingart, Erin Elder, Jon Revett, Jon Whitfield, Gilbert Zamora and Ben Ortega and music from Sarah Ruth Alexander, Polecat and Deathbelles(7 p.m. Oct. 19, Mariposa Eco Village, 1501 N. Soncy Road. Cover $5. 806-463-9324)

6th Street Massacre: The Route 66 haunt returns. (7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 19; continues Fridays and Saturdays through October, plus Oct. 31. 3015 S.W. Sixth Ave. Admission $25. 806-337-0749)

Amarillo Bulls: The Bulls will continue their eighth season with a game against the Shreveport Mudbugs(7:05 p.m. Oct. 19, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $23 adults, $9 to $23 children, plus fees. 806-242-1122)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra will continue its 94th season with Chris Rogerson's Among Mountains; Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah, featuring mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider; George Gershwin's Concerto in F featuring pianist Conrad Tao; and Maurice Ravel's La Valse(7:30 p.m. Oct. 19; continues Oct. 20. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $16 to $55, plus fees. 806-376-8782)

Josh Paulson: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

The Buster Bledsoe Band: The Amarillo country band will perform. (8 p.m. Oct. 19, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Insufficient Funds: The Amarillo party band will perform. (8 p.m. Oct. 19, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Maze of Mayhem: Find your way through a haunted maze or take a 70-foot drop off the Tower of Fear Zipline in this Halloween attraction at Starlight Ranch Event Center(8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 19; continues Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27. Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $15 maze, $20 zipline, $30 both. 806-556-4456)

Mind Plays: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Oct. 19, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Chawn Cook & Sarah Adams: The Amarillo rockers will give an acoustic show. (9 p.m. Oct. 19, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

Farm Fresh Frijoles: The Lubbock country band will perform. (9 p.m. Oct. 19, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Lifeless to Life: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Oct. 19, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Texas Blues Rangers: The Amarillo blues brothers will perform. (9 p.m. Oct. 19, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

Dillon Cassidy & The Rhythm: The Southern rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Oct. 19, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

The Groobees: The recently reunited Amarillo favorites come home for one more show with Mike & The Moonpies following. (9 p.m. Oct. 19, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $15 advance, $20 at door.)

Mount Ivy: The Amarillo indie rock band will perform with newcomers Rival Magnetics(10 p.m. Oct. 19, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Water Pong: Just like beer pong, but with H20. (10 p.m. Oct. 19; sign-up at 9:30 p.m. Recreation, 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 103 in Canyon. Entry fee $5 per team; 20 team limit. 806-656-0665)

 

Oct. 20

Texas singer-songwriter John Baumann will perform Oct. 20 at Hoots Pub.

Palo Duro Trail Run: Dedicated runners can take in some gorgeous views in three different runs — 50 mile, 50K and 25K. (7 a.m. Oct. 20, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Entry fees vary. 806-350-4262)

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association World Championship: The world-championship competition features cowboys riding in a timed event using two .45 caliber single-action revolvers, each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition that can pop the balloons they’re aiming for from up to about 15 feet away. (8 a.m. Oct. 20, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Canadian Fall Foliage Festival: Celebrate the glory of nature at this two-day annual festival in Canadian. Activities will include Tape Art mural making; nature activities, hayrides and hot dogs at Lake Marvin; an outdoor market; an arts & crafts fair; car show; 5K run; art exhibitions at River Valley Pioneer MuseumConejo Art Gallery and The Citadelle; a baked potato lunch; helicopter tours; a tour of homes; and more. (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 20; continues Oct. 21. Various locations in Canadian. Admission costs vary. 806-323-6234)

Flashdance Zumbathon: Shake, shake, shake in this event for National Latino HIV Awareness Day. (9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20, Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. 806-378-6345)

Junior League Rummage Sale: Shop til you drop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., then come back for the bag sale at 2 p.m. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m., then 2 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 3201 Wolflin Ave. Admission $3 at 9 a.m., then $10 with bag at 2 p.m. 806-374-0802)

Pioneer Gun Show: Check out the latest. (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 20; continues Oct. 21. Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $7 ages 13 and older. 806-567-8700)

Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm and Maze: The family attraction opens for its new season, with a new giant corn maze, activities, games and more. (10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 20; open weekends through Nov. 4. 12908 S. Bell St. Admission $13.95 plus tax for ages 3 and older; seniors $10 plus tax. ​Zip lines are an additional $2 per ride or $5 for three rides. Apples for the apple cannon are sold by medium or large buckets. 806-373-9600)

Palo Duro Canyon History Day: Join buffalo soldier reenactors to learn Native American skills and more in this special event. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

HalloQueen Fall Festival: The Randall County Sheriff's Posse will host this trail competition, game day and rodeo contest. Games include horseshoes, washers and cornhole; rodeo events include barrels, poles, ribbon race and baton race. (11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Randall County Sheriff's Posse, 8500 W. Cemegery Road. Entry fees varyrcsp.tx@gmail.com)

Samson et Dalila: The Met: Live in HD series continues with Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic, starring Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna. (11:55 a.m. Oct. 20; continues Oct. 24. Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Oktoberfest im Olsen Park: The Shakehands AMA Center City competitive garage pong circuit's latest tournament will take place during the annual Berget Oktoberfest Block Party and has room for 40 players. (2 p.m. Oct. 20, 5200 block of Berget Drive. Entry fee $10.)

YCSF Wolf Fest: This neighborhood block party will feature street food specials, beer, live music, art, games and more. (2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 20, YCSF Craft, 2916 Wolflin Ave. Free. 806-353-9273)

Halloween Party and Barbecue and Chili Cook-Off: The Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum in Fritch will host this second-annual event. Festivities will include a children's costume contest, games, cakewalk, shopping, food and more. (3 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Lake Meredith Aquatic & Wildlife Museum, 101 N. Robey Ave. Admission free; entry fee $25 for cook-off, tasting wristbands $6. 806-678-7847)

Historic Twilight Tour: Learn more about historic Llano Cemetery and those pioneers buried there in this annual event. Two riding touring and one walking tour will each launch from the Pantheon Mausoleum. (3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20, Llano Cemetery, 2900 S. Hayes St. Free. 806-513-5504)

Monster Mash Aerial Soiree: Creatures will fly through the air in this exhibition and fundraiser. (3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 20, Flying Fitness & Aerial Arts Studio, 3708 Business Park Drive. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children. 806-318-3938)

Monster Bowl: Don costumes and take the lanes for this fundraiser for Junior Achievement of the High Plains(5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 20, Western Bowl, 5120 Canyon Drive. Entry fee $300 per team of five. 806-355-0045)

Pop Art at The Cerulean: Amarillo-area artists will sell works inspired by Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's Pop Culture exhibitions in this pop-up art show. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Cerulean Gallery, 814 S. Taylor St. Free. 806-651-2244 or 806-576-0063)

Fire Feast 2018: A evening that will include dinner, cocktails, silent and live auctions and a dance with Mitchell Ford & The Volunteers will help provide resources for volunteer departments in the region through Texas Panhandle Area Volunteer Fire Departments(6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Embassy Suites Amarillo, 550 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $75. 806-336-9100 or connect@firefeast.org)

Randall County Steak Out: A full steak dinner, live and silent auction, cash bar and calcutta reverse drawing will benefit Randall County 4-H and FFA members. Amarillo country band Next to Kin will perform. (6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, First United Bank Center on the West Texas A&M University campus. Tickets $100 per couple; $500 for table of eight. 806-681-8001)

Sparky's Garden: The Lubbock band will perform. (6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Amarillo Scaregrounds: The haunt features five scenarios in one location. (7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 20; continues Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27, plus Oct. 28 and 31. 2736 S.W. 10th Ave., Admission $5, $15 or $20 per haunt; $35 for all; $50 for unlimited access. 806-367-9516)

The A-Town Rockers and Bomb City Brass: The Amarillo country act will perform. (7​ p.m. Oct. 20, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

The Bright Lights of Bra-Way: Breast cancer survivors will take part in a fashion show fundraiser for Panhandle Breast Health, featuring music by The Fwoops and DJ Eddie Maldonado, an art bra live auction, silent auction and more. (7 p.m. Oct. 20, Amarilo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $65 before Oct. 15, then $90. 806-331-4710)

Frightmare: The downtown haunt returns for another season of scares. (7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 20; continues Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 to 31. 816 S. Van Buren St. Admission $20. 806-373-2292)

Heather Land: The viral-video comedian will bring her "I Ain't Doin' It" show to Canadian. (7 p.m. Oct. 20, Texas Crown Performance Hall, 400 S. Sixth St. in Canadian. Tickets $35 to $75. 806-323-8899)

Johnny Reverb Holston: The Amarillo blues-rocker will perform. (7 p.m. Oct. 20, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

6th Street Massacre: The Route 66 haunt returns. (7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 20; continues Fridays and Saturdays through October, plus Oct. 31. 3015 S.W. Sixth Ave. Admission $25. 806-337-0749)

Amarillo Bulls: The Bulls will continue their eighth season with a game against the Shreveport Mudbugs(7:05 p.m. Oct. 20, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $23 adults, $9 to $23 children, plus fees. 806-242-1122)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra will continue its 94th season with Chris Rogerson's Among Mountains; Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah, featuring mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider; George Gershwin's Concerto in F featuring pianist Conrad Tao; and Maurice Ravel's La Valse(7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $16 to $55, plus fees. 806-376-8782)

Dan Hanson: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Witches Ball 2018: This year's ball, themed "Curse of the Lycan," will feature the Flying Balalaika Brothers, live music, tarot readings, a broom auction and more. Proceeds will benefit Hope Lives Here, which pairs rescue dogs and recovering veterans. (7:45 p.m. Oct. 20, In This Moment, 707 S. Polk St. Tickets $55 singles or $100 couples general admission, $80 and $150 premiere packages. www.amarillowitchescouncil.com)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Oct. 20, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Oct. 20, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Chad Prather: The comedian will bring his "Star Spangled Banter" tour to town. (8 p.m. Oct. 20, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $19.75 to $45, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Maze of Mayhem: Find your way through a haunted maze or take a 70-foot drop off the Tower of Fear Zipline in this Halloween attraction at Starlight Ranch Event Center(8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 20; continues Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27. Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $15 maze, $20 zipline, $30 both. 806-556-4456)

Esquire Jazz: The house band will perform. (8:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

Halloween Bash with A.J. Johnston: The Amarillo country-rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Oct. 20, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Farm Fresh Frijoles: The Lubbock country band will perform. (9 p.m. Oct. 20, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

The Shortlist: The alt-rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Oct.  20, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Panhandle Wind: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Oct. 20, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Chino & The Strange Whiskey Band: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

John Baumann: The Texas singer-songwriter (an Amarillo native) will perform. (10 p.m. Oct. 20, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Eli Cook: The bluesman, who frequently opened for the late B.B. King, will perform. (11:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 from 7 to 11 p.m. 806-584-9571)

 

Oct. 21

The annual Canadian Fall Foliage Festival will be held Oct. 20 and 21.

Pioneer Gun Show: Check out the latest. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21, Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $7 ages 13 and older. 806-567-8700)

Canadian Fall Foliage Festival: Celebrate the glory of nature at this two-day annual festival in Canadian. Activities will include Tape Art mural making; nature activities at Lake Marvin; an outdoor market; an arts & crafts fair; art exhibitions at River Valley Pioneer MuseumConejo Art Gallery and The Citadelle; a taco pile-on lunch; and more. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21, various locations in Canadian. Admission costs vary. 806-323-6234)

Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm and Maze: The family attraction opens for its new season, with a new giant corn maze, activities, games and more. (1 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21; open weekends through Nov. 4. 12908 S. Bell St. Admission $13.95 plus tax for ages 3 and older; seniors $10 plus tax. ​Zip lines are an additional $2 per ride or $5 for three rides. Apples for the apple cannon are sold by medium or large buckets. 806-373-9600)

Twilight: Celebrate 10 years of glittering, brooding vampires with an anniversary screening of this popular supernatural romance. (2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 21; continues Oct. 23. Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Carol Williams: The British concert organist will open the Friends of Aeolian-Skinner, Opus 1024 concert series. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St. Tickets $30 adults, $10 students. 806-376-6316, ext. 105)

Jake Cunningham: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Teckla House, 2501 Teckla Blvd. $10 suggested donation; BYOB allowed. 806-680-5430)

 

Oct. 22

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will alternate roles in "Frankenstein," a National Theatre Live encore screening. Cumberbatch will be the Creature on Oct. 22, then Miller will be Oct. 29.
Courtesy Fathom

Frankenstein: The National Theatre production of this monstrous classic starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will return to theaters. The actors famously swapped roles throughout the production, and the Oct. 22 screening will feature Cumberbatch as the Creature (and Miller as Doctor Frankenstein), with the Oct. 29 screening featuring Miller as the Creature. (7 p.m. Oct. 22; continues Oct. 29. Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

 

Oct. 23

Ryan Hutchens will perform Oct. 23 at Six Car Pub & Brewery.

Fourth Tuesday Book Club: Join the discussion of a TBA book. (11 a.m. Oct. 23, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Twilight: Celebrate 10 years of glittering, brooding vampires with an anniversary screening of this popular supernatural romance. (2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 23, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Jazztober: The Martinis will close out the free Center City outdoor jazz series. (6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St. Free. 806-372-6744)

Ryan Hutchens: The South Carolina-based Americana singer-songwriter will perform. (6 p.m. Oct. 23, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Amarillo College Suzuki Solo Recital: Student musicians will perform. (7 p.m. Oct. 23, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5340)

Ray Wilson: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will be featured on the FireSongs concert series. (7 p.m. Oct. 23, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. No cover. 806-331-2232)

 

Oct. 24

George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" will screen Oct. 24 and 25.
Courtesy Fathom

Fall Boo-Grass Jamboree: The Panhandle Bluegrass & Old-Tyme Music Association's 11th annual event will feature impromptu jam sessions all weekend. Costumes are encouraged. (Oct. 24 to 27, Amarillo Inn, 1911 E. Interstate 40. Special hotel rates available, music is free. 806-681-9933)

Samson et Dalila: The Met: Live in HD series continues with Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic, starring Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna. (1 and 6 p.m. Oct. 24, Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Fall Festival: Costumes are encouraged at this festival at Central Church of Christ. Admission includes a ticket for one free dinner item and drink. (6 p.m. Oct. 24, Central Church of Christ, 1401 S. Monroe St. Free. 806-881-7525)

First Christian Church Trunk or Treat: This party will feature a costume contest; free hot dogs, chips and drink; football toss; basketball shoot; bounce house; and more. (6 p.m. Oct. 24, First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 3001 Wolflin Ave., free with one can of food. 806-355-6526)

Mortal Kombat tournament: This arcade-style tournament will test your chops with the original game. (6:30 p.m. Oct. 24; sign-up at 6 p.m. Recreation, 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 103 in Canyon. Entry fee $5. 806-656-0665)

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo rocker will give an acoustic show. (7 p.m. Oct. 24, Georgia Street Taphouse, 2001 S. Georgia St. No cover. 806-803-7000)

Bob Flesher: The Amarillo musician will perform. (7 p.m. Oct. 24, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Night of the Living Dead: A restored and remastered edition of George A. Romero's seminal zombie film will screen in a 50th anniversary celebration. (7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 24; continues Oct. 25. Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Trombone Choir: The student brass players will perform. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-681-2840)

 

Oct. 25

Amarillo Little Theatre's "Little Shop of Horrors" will run Oct. 25 to Nov. 4.

Hunter Killer: Advance tickets are on sale now for the submarine-based action film at Cinergy Amarillo. Others should follow. (Previews Oct. 25; opens Oct. 26)

Indivisible: Advance tickets are on sale now for the faith-based war drama drama at Amarillo Star 14 and Hollywood 16. Others may follow. (Previews Oct. 25; opens Oct. 26)

Mid90s: Advance tickets are on sale now for this period skater drama from director Jonah Hill at Amarillo Star 14.

Fall Boo-Grass Jamboree: The Panhandle Bluegrass & Old-Tyme Music Association's 11th annual event will feature impromptu jam sessions all weekend. Costumes are encouraged. (Oct. 24 to 27, Amarillo Inn, 1911 E. Interstate 40. Special hotel rates available, music is free. 806-681-9933)

National Junior Bull Riders Association Championship: Young cowboys try to hold on and win the title. (10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 25; continues through Oct. 27. Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Weekend wristbands $85 adults, $60 children 11 and younger; individual performances $18 adults, $12 children. 806-376-7767)

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club: Join the discussion of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders and Gary Paulsen's Hatchet, both part of PBS's Great American Read list. (12:15 p.m. Oct. 25, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Day of the Dead exhibition: A student art show celebrating Dia de los Muertos will open with a reception. (5 p.m. Oct. 25, Common Lobby Gallery between Amarillo Museum of Art and Concert Hall Theatre on the Amarillo College Washington Street campus. Free. 806-345-5546)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer/guitarist Jonathan Guidi will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Oct. 25, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet: Top Amarillo businesses will be honored at this annual event. (6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tables $250 and $500. 806-342-2007)

Not Your Mama's Folded Books: Learn to convert a discarded book into artwork in this two-week presentation. (6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Joshuah Jones: The Amarillo classical guitarist will perform. (7 p.m. Oct. 25, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders: The Amarillo folk-rock band will perform. (7 p.m. Oct. 25, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

Night of the Living Dead: A restored and remastered edition of George A. Romero's seminal zombie film will screen in a 50th anniversary celebration. (7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 25, 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. Oct. 25, Burrowing Owl Books, 419 16th St. in Canyon. Free. 806-282-9888)

The Austin Brazille Trio: The Amarillo jazz combo will perform. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Cocoa con Coco: View ofrendas and then enjoy hot chocolate and a screening of Pixar's Coco(7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free. 806-651-2600)

Little Shop of Horrors: Look out, look out, look out, look out! Amarillo Little Theatre will stage this cult-classic musical about a killer plant just in time for the Halloween season. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 25; continues through Nov. 4. Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Garrett Young Collective: The Colorado rock band will make its Amarillo debut. (10 p.m. Oct. 25, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

Dancin' and Drinkin' Tour: Texas country stars Kyle Park and Randall King will bring their joint tour to town. (10 p.m. Oct. 25, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Mr. P Chill: The rapper will perform with J. Smo. (10 p.m. Oct. 25, 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, including West Texas A&M University on Oct. 2, Beetlejuice on Oct. 9, Casper on Oct. 16, Hocus Pocus on Oct. 23 and Halloweentown on Oct. 30. (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

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)

College and Ladies Night: No cover for either group weekly. (7 p.m., Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

Danny Ruiz: The Amarillo country singer hosts open-mic night. (7 p.m., Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse, 6103 S. Coulter St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-376-5286)

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

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 Lil' Abner's: Sing along. (9 p.m., Lil Abner's, 2813 S.W. Sixth Ave. 806-418-2570) 

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)

 

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)

DJ Chancho: The Amarillo DJ spins every other week (Aug. 3, 17 and 31) 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 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)

 

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 Cactus Bar: The popular service offers a variety of songs. (9 p.m., Cactus Bar, 4831 S. Western St. No cover. 806-356-6369)

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)

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)

 

 

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 Icons & Symbols of the Borderland through Oct. 14 and Border Cantos | Sonic Border through Dec. 9, plus Burning Ring of Fire beginning Oct. 26. 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 summer 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). It will feature America's Horse in Art through Oct. 13. 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., will feature Common Threads through Oct. 10. It's 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 Michael Amato's Fear Culture, U.S.A. beginning Sept. 17, then Joann Pruitt's Looking Down  beginning Oct. 29. 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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