Weekend Planner: Your guide to Amarillo-area fun for Aug. 2 to 9

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Actor Edward James Olmos will appear at AMA-Con on Saturday.

By Chip Chandler — Producer

From AMA-Con to opera to rodeo to PAW Patrol to Newsboys — the week ahead offers a little of everything! Check here for music, event and activity options through Aug. 9!

 

Aug. 2

Dan Johnson will celebrate the release of new album "Hemingway" in a benefit for veteran suicide prevention at 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at Rick Looby Homes.

Women of Distinction luncheon: The Girl Scouts of Texas-Oklahoma Plains will honor Dr. Joanna Wilson, Sally Hawkins, Brandy Sanchez and Natalie Stephenson at this annual event. (11:30 a.m. Aug. 2, Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. Tickets $35; sponsorships available. 806-553-3176)

Chamber After Hours: Network over food and drinks at this free Amarillo Chamber of Commerce event; chamber membership is not required. (5 p.m. Aug. 2, Nistler's Resplendent Garden, 11701 Truman St. Free. 806-373-7800)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer-songwriter Clarke Paige will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Aug. 2, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Operation Hemingway: Former Amarillo singer-songwriter Dan Johnson releases his new album Hemingway in a benefit for veteran suicide prevention. (6 p.m. Aug. 2, Rick Looby Homes, 34th Avenue and Hope Road. Free; donations accepted. 806-236-3090 or www.operationhemingway.org)

Amy Hart: The Amarillo musician and FM90 program director will perform. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 2, OHMS Cafe & Bar, 619 S. Tyler St. No cover. 806-373-3233)

Greg Meek: The Amarillo singer will perform for Bike Night. (7 p.m. Aug. 2, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

Jim Gardner: The Amarillo jazz musician will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 2, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10; no cover for college students with ID. 806-584-9571)

The DustJackets: The Amarillo folk-rock band will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 2, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo jazz combo The Martinis will close out the summer series. (7 p.m. Aug. 2; gates open at 6:30 p.m. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $10 for ages 6 and older, $5 for garden members. 806-352-6513)

Party on the Patio: Amarillo rock band A-Town Rockers will headline this outdoor concert. (7 p.m. Aug. 2, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

XIT Rodeo & Reunion: The Panhandle tradition returns for an 82nd year. A free watermelon feed begins at 4 p.m. Texas country star Grant Gilbert will perform at a dance following the rodeo. (7 p.m. Aug. 2; continues through Aug. 4. XIT Rodeo Grounds, 1219 W. Farm-to-Market Road 281. Rodeo tickets $10 adults, $5 children ages 4 to 12; dance tickets $10. 806-244-5646)

Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders: The Amarillo folk band will perform. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 2, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Chad Miller: The West Texas singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 2, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

First Thursday Art + Music: The monthly party at The 806 Coffee + Lounge will feature a self-portrait show and music from Amarillo DJ Kurt K(8 p.m. Aug. 2, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 2; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Brandon Todd: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 2, Public House, 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A. No cover. 806-398-7777)

 

Aug. 3

The reunited Newsboys will bring the band's latest national tour to Amarillo on Aug. 3.

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. Aug. 3, Don Harrington Discovery Center. Free with museum admission of $11 adults, $8 children, students, military and seniors. 806-355-9547)

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. Amarillo folk singer-songwriter Mike Fuller will perform. (5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3, Arts in the Sunset, 3701 Plains Blvd. Free. 806-352-2706)

Javier Jara: The Latin musician will perform. (6 p.m. Aug. 3, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

hONEyhoUSe: The folk band will perform. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Cask & Cork, 5461 McKenna Square, Suite 101. Cover $15, plus fees. 806-410-1113)

Karaoke: Try out your pipes. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Me & My Monkey: The Beatles tribute band will celebrate the music of the Fab Four. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $15 to $40, plus fees. 806-678-7002)

Anderson, Flesher & Key: The Amarillo favorites will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 3, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Bat Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations required. (7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 3, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4; $10 fee per seat. 806-455-1492)

Newsboys: The contemporary Christian band brings its United reunion tour, featuring current members alongside past stars Peter Furier and Phil Joel, to town. (7 p.m. Aug. 3, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $25 to $45, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

XIT Rodeo & Reunion: The Panhandle tradition returns for an 82nd year. A free pork chop feed begins at 4 p.m. Texas country-rockers Dirty River Boys will perform at a dance following the rodeo. (7 p.m. Aug. 3; continues through Aug. 4. XIT Rodeo Grounds, 1219 W. Farm-to-Market Road 281. Rodeo tickets $10 adults, $5 children ages 4 to 12; dance tickets $15. 806-244-5646)

Untitled: The young Amarillo band will perform. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. Cover $10 unless dining. 806-418-6668)

Gilbert Hernandez: The frontman of Amarillo band Velvet Funk will give a solo show. (8 p.m. Aug. 3, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Jackie Haney & The Geezers Gone Wild: The Amarillo classic rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 3, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Lindsey Lane: The ​Amarillo country singer will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 3, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Liquid Jimi: The Amarillo instrumental rock act will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 3, Polk Street Eats, 614 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-376-4700)

Movie Night on the Square: Live-action / CGI film Peter Rabbit will screen. Bring a lawn chair or blankets, along with food and beverages. (around 8 p.m. Aug. 3, Randall County Courthouse lawn, 501 16th St. in Canyon. Free. 806-656-6833)

Movies in the Park: Catch a free screening of Up as part of the Westminster Presbyterian Church film series. (8 p.m. Aug. 3, Austin Park next to the church, 2525 Wimberly Road. Free. 806-359-4781)

Sir Charles: The soul singer will perform. Comedian Lil Jay will open. (8 p.m. Aug. 3, Club Vibe, 5600 Amarillo Blvd. Tickets $25 in advance, $35 at the door. 806-378-3096)

Polk Street Jazz: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 3; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Midnight Express: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 3, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

The Shaun Outen Band: The Texas country band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 3, JR's Pool Palace, 1301 S.E. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-367-8633)

Carrey Thompson: The Canyon country singer will perform. (9:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Butler's Martini Bar, 703 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-376-8180)

Cody Jasper: The Amarillo-born blues-rocker returns home for a show with The Mike Stanley Band(10 p.m. Aug. 3, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Comanche Moon: The Amarillo progressive Americana band will celebrate the release of new album Country Music Deathstar(10 p.m. Aug. 3, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Jonathan Guidi & Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 3, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9063)

Mind Plays: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 3, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163.)

Loung Session: DJ PinkRhinos will host an evening of house, techno and more. (10:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Gooney's, 705 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-367-9585)

 

Aug. 4

Don Harrington Discovery Center's Mindfest is scheduled for Aug. 4.

Panhandle Cutting Horse Association: Fierce roping action. (8 a.m. Aug. 4; continues Aug. 5. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Amarillo Community Market: The outdoor, downtown farmers and artisans market returns for another season. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4; continues through Oct. 6. 1000 S. Polk St. Free. 806-335-6360)

Panhandle Team Penning & Sorting: Cowboy up. (9 a.m. Aug. 4. Bill Cody Arena on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Whistle Stop Trade Days: The indoor/outdoor farmers/flea market in Clarendon continues its season. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4; continues Aug. 5. 1211 E. Second St., Clarendon. Free admission. 806-206-6815)

Mindfest: The annual Discovery Center festival for kids of all ages encourages building, playing, inventing, creating and exploring. Activities include Lego robotics, an egg drop competition, construction zone, bubble station, art, music, martial arts and more. (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Free with admission of $11 adults, $8 children and students (to age 22), military and seniors. 806-355-9547)

Paddle Up!: Join a National Park Ranger for a guided kayaking tour down the Canadian River in Spring Canyon at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. Kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices are provided. Reservations required for up to 20. (9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 4,  Lake Meredith, 50 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch. Free. 806-857-3151)

PAW Patrol Live: Popular Nickelodeon children's show PAW Patrol comes to life with the PAW Patrol called in to find the missing mayor and make heroic rescues on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race. (10 a.m. and 2 and 6 p.m. Aug. 4; continues Aug. 5. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $18 to $41, plus fees, or $110 for VIP meet & greet tickets, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Caprock Van Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour with a park ranger. Reservations required. (10 a.m. Aug. 4, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

AMA-Con: Celebrate anime, comics, gaming, sci-fi, steampunk and more at this annual Amarillo Public Library event. Special guests include actor Edward James Olmos, Nnedi Okorafor, Ronald L. Smith, Sabrina Symington, Cassie LeGrand, Ashe Malkamaki and more. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 4; continues Aug. 5. Amarillo Civic Center Complex North and South Exhibit Halls, Heritage Ballroom and Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $5 one-day pass, $8 two-day pass. 806-378-3054)

Fresh Start Against Bullying Back-to-School Bash: Enjoy free food, drinks and children's activities, plus get free vaccinations, at this event from Fresh Start of Monroe. David Zint and other speakers will be featured. (2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 4, 612 N. Polk St. Free. 806-418-2380)

Future Heroes Day: Kiddos can meet officers from Potter County Sheriff's Office, Amarillo Police Department and Amarillo Fire Department, meet mascots and get gifts. (2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 4, Westgate Mall, 7701 W. Interstate 40. Free. 806-358-7221)

E.P Simmons: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. Aug. 4, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Polk Street Cruise: The Amarillo Area Corvette Club's annual downtown cruise will be named for Don Houghton at this year's event. (6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4, Polk and Tyler streets. Free. amarillocorvetteclub.com)

Cole Barnhill: The young Lubbock-area musician will perform. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Bar Z Live Music: Amarillo rock band JARS of Sound will perform, and Coast to Coast food truck will be on site. (7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 4, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10 for non-Wine Club members. 806-488-2214)

Canyon Farmers Market Farm-to-Table Dinner: Locally grown and prepared food will be served in this annual outdoor dinner. (7 p.m. Aug. 4, Randall County Courthouse lawn, 501 16th Ave. Tickets $30 adults, $15 seniors, $5 children. 806-567-0746)

Clarke Paige: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 4, Urbana Coffee Works, 5215 Coulter St., Suite 100. No cover. 806-803-9022)

XIT Rodeo & Reunion: The Panhandle tradition returns for an 82nd year. The day begins with a street parade, fiddler's contest, arts & crafts show and more, followed by the world's largest free barbecue dinner at 4 p.m. Texas country star Jack Ingram will perform at a dance following the rodeo. (7 p.m. Aug. 4, XIT Rodeo Grounds, 1219 W. Farm-to-Market Road 281. Rodeo tickets $10 adults, $5 children ages 4 to 12; dance tickets $20. 806-244-5646)

Edward James Olmos: The Academy Award-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actor (Stand and DeliverBattlestar Galactica) will deliver a special address, "USA: The World I'm Living In," for AMA-Con(7:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $10 or $15 including AMA-Con admission. 806-378-3054) 

Koben Puckett Invitational: Top cowboys will go bulls to the wall at this Professional Bull Riders-sanctioned competition. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Will Rogers Range Riders Arena, 313 Texas Loop 335. Tickets $17.50 in advance, $20 at event)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter. (8 p.m. Aug. 4, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 4, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Esquire Jazz Band: The house band will perform. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Nighttime Narratives: Enjoy campfire storytelling about the park's cultural history. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 4; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Kyle Rainer & Runnin' Hot: The Oklahoma country band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 4, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Midnight Express: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 4, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Movies at the Lake: Enjoy a free screening of the Pixar hit Coco(9 p.m. Aug. 4, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, located 50 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch. Free. 806-857-3151) 

Black Heart Saints: The Austin-based rock band will return. (10 p.m. Aug. 4, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Chawn Cook & Sarah Adams: The Amarillo rockers (of Fracture 432 and Hangman, respectively) will give an acoustic show. (10 p.m. Aug. 4, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

Karaoke Joe: Sing out to your favorites. (10 p.m. Aug. 4, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163.)

Sam Riggs: The Texas country star will return with opener Randall King(10 p.m. Aug. 4, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $15 in advance, $20 at the door.)

Jam Session: Sit in for a late-night sesh. (midnight Aug. 4, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

 

Aug. 5

"PAW Patrol Live" performances will be staged Aug. 4 and 5 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.

Panhandle Cutting Horse Association: Fierce roping action. (8 a.m. Aug. 5, Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Whistle Stop Trade Days: The indoor/outdoor farmers/flea market in Clarendon continues its season. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 5, 1211 E. Second St., Clarendon. Free admission. 806-206-6815)

Dan Hanson: The Amarillo pianist will perform for the brunch crowd. (11 a.m. Aug. 5, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

AMA-Con: Celebrate anime, comics, gaming, sci-fi, steampunk and more at this annual Amarillo Public Library event. Special guests include actor Edward James Olmos, Nnedi Okorafor, Ronald L. Smith, Sabrina Symington, Cassie LeGrand, Ashe Malkamaki and more. (noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 5, Amarillo Civic Center Complex North and South Exhibit Halls, Heritage Ballroom and Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $5 one-day pass, $8 two-day pass. 806-378-3054)

PAW Patrol Live: Popular Nickelodeon children's show PAW Patrol comes to life with the PAW Patrol called in to find the missing mayor and make heroic rescues on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race. (2 p.m. Aug. 5, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $18 to $41, plus fees, or $110 for VIP meet & greet tickets, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

The Magic Flute: Cast members from Texas will stage this classic Mozart comic opera. Here's a preview(2:30 p.m. Aug. 5; continues Aug. 6. Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on the West Texas A&M University campus. Tickets $10. 806-651-2181)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 5; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Randall Conrad Olinger: The blues rocker will return. (10 p.m. Aug. 5, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Aug. 6

"Texas" cast members will stage Mozart's "The Magic Flute" on Aug. 5 and 6.

The Magic Flute: Cast members from Texas will stage this classic Mozart comic opera. Here's a preview(7:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on the West Texas A&M University campus. Tickets $10. 806-651-2181)

Reverb Roadkill: The New Mexico rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 6, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Aug. 7

Jonathan Guidi & Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 7, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Starlight Theater: Amarillo folk band The DryLand Dreamers will perform for the summer concert series. (7 p.m. Aug. 7, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free. 806-378-3036)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 7; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

Aug. 8

Insufficient Funds will perform Aug. 8 at the final High Noon on the Square of the season.

High Noon on the Square: Amarillo favorites Insufficient Funds will close out the Center City concert series for the season. Joe Taco will sell fajitas. (11:45 a.m. Aug. 8, Potter County Courthouse lawn, Sixth Avenue and Tyler Street. Lunch $8; $75 for season-long punch card. 806-372-6744)

Sunset Hike: Meet at Chinaberry Day Use Area at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for moderate, 1.5-mile hike with the new Amarillo Hiking Club. Bring hiking shoes, flashlight and drinking water. (8 p.m. Aug. 8, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 8; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Open jam: Amarillo country singer Lee Scheetz hosts. (9 p.m. Aug. 8, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163.)

 

Aug. 9

Chef Rocky Dunnam's creations will be featured Aug. 9 at the latest Savor the Goods dinner.

West Texas Futurity Cutting: Ride 'em cowboys. (8 a.m. Aug. 9; continues through Aug. 19. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer-songwriter Dannie Lake will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Aug. 9, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

FOSA Pop Culture Event: Jessica Beck, the Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol Museum, will discuss art and pop culture. (6 p.m. Aug. 9, Skyline Room at Amarillo National Bank Plaza 1, 410 S. Taylor St., 16th floor. Free for Friends of Southwestern Art members and two guests, $35 nonmembers. 806-651-2244)

Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders: The Amarillo folk band will perform. (6 p.m. Aug. 9, Gooney's, 705 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-367-9585)

Samplin' Under the Stars: Guests can enjoy tastes of beer, wine, spirits and cigars, plus light food from Joe Taco at this fundraiser for Amarillo Botanical Gardens(6:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at door. 806-352-6513)

Savor the Goods: A Farm-to-Table Evening: Chef Rocky Dunnam of Nineteen49 Catering will showcase quail as well as vegetables and spices sourced in Amarillo in this fundraiser dinner for Panhandle PBS. (6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Reed Beverage, 3701 S.E. 25th Ave. Tickets $75. 806-371-5477)

Ace Rodriguez & Andy Solano: The members of the Amarillo rock band will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 9, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Chawn Cook & Sarah Adams: The Amarillo rockers (of Fracture 432 and Hangman, respectively) will give an acoustic show. (7 p.m. Aug. 9, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

Keitha Jones: The Amarillo musician will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 9, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10; no cover with college ID. 806-584-9571)

Party on the Patio: Amarillo rock band Moon Dog will headline this outdoor concert. (7 p.m. Aug. 9, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

Gilbert Hernandez: The frontman of Amarillo band Velvet Funk will give a solo show. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 9, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 9; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Sabin KingLewis: The Amarillo singer will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 9, Public House, 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A. No cover. 806-398-7777)

 

Weekly shows

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)

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

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., Bar 3 at Preston West Golf Course, 9101 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-353-7003)

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 Ronnie Karaoke: Sing along 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)

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)

Open Mic Night: Amarillo country singers Lee Scheetz and Eddie Siegel host this showcase. (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)

Karaoke Under the Stars: Sing your favorite tunes or listen to others while enjoying drink specials and Yappy Hour with your dog in this weekly event (through Aug. 23). (6 to 10 p.m., Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. No cover. 806-678-7002)

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

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)

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) 

DJ Ronnie Karaoke: 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)

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)

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 (both opening Aug. 10). 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 from Aug. 18 to 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 $4 for ages 12 and older. Call 806-455-1492.
  • Cerulean Gallery: The gallery, 814 S. Taylor St., will feature Textiles from Aug. 10 to Oct. 10. It's open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. Call 806-576-0063.
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center: The center currently features the Aviation exhibition. 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.
  • 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 Adventure Park and Zip Line: This attraction, located near the entrance of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (plus Labor Day) through Labor Day, weather permitting. Call 806-488-2260.
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park: The canyon, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217, is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission $5. Call 806-488-2227.
  • Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: The museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon, 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, is 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 9 p.m. Fridays, noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 8 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.
  • Wonderland Park: The park, 2601 Dumas Drive, will continue its 67th season. Park hours vary throughout the spring and summer, so check their calendar for the most up-to-date information. Ultimate WOW passes are $31.95 to $39.95; regular WOW passes are $16.95 to $24.95. Spectator passes are $5. Miniature golf is $5; hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 806-383-3344.
  • 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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