Weekend Planner: Your guide to Amarillo-area fun for Aug. 23 to 30, with ALT's 'Pageant Play,' outdoor activities, Ryan Culwell, more

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Perryton native Ryan Culwell will perform Aug. 26 at Teckla House.
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By Chip Chandler — Producer

The heat is on! Check here for all of your music, activity and event opportunities through Aug. 30!

 

Aug. 23

Roger Creager will perform Aug. 23 at Hoots Pub.

Wheatheart of the Nation Celebration: Kick it up for Perryton's 99th birthday with a block party, cook-out, watermelon feed and more. (5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23; continues through Aug. 25. Ochiltree County Courthouse, 511 S. Main St. Free. 806-435-6575)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Pampa duo Ry & Molly will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Aug. 23, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Jason Hodges: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6 p.m. Aug. 23, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders: The Amarillo folk band will perform. (6 p.m. Aug. 23, Gooney's, 705 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-367-9585)

Brad Thacker and Julie Meier: The Old Dog Tray musicians will perform. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 23, OHMS Cafe & Bar, 619 S. Tyler St. No cover. 806-373-3233)

Thomas Craig Elliott: The Lubbock musician will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 23, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Larry Martin: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 23, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10; no cover with college ID. 806-584-9571)

Party on the Patio: Amarillo rock band The Buster Bledsoe Band will headline this outdoor concert. (7 p.m. Aug. 23, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

Western Film Event: The Center for the Study of the American West will host a two-day screening event focused on iconic Western films. Tonight: John Huston's The Unforgiven(7 p.m. Aug. 23, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Free. 806-651-5238)

Pageant Play: This black comedy is set inside the world of children's beauty pageants. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 23; continues through Aug. 26. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Speed Dating: Take a chance on meeting a fellow single while enjoying music from guitarist Moses Morin. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 23, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Comedy Show: Comedians from Amarillo and Lubbock will perform in this Yellow City Comedy & Productions showcase. (9 p.m. Aug. 23, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-367-9840)

Frank Demos: The Amarillo musician will perform. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 23, Cask & Cork, 5461 McKenna Square, Suite 101. No cover. 806-410-1113)

Jason Hodges: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 23, Public House, 3333 S. Coulter St., Suite A. No cover. 806-398-7777)

Roger Creager: The Texas country star will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 23, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $15, $20 day of show.)

 

Aug. 24

Los Lonely Boys will perform Aug. 24 in Shamrock and Aug. 25 in Amarillo.

AQHA Adequan Select: Top senior American Quarter Horse Association riders will compete. (8 a.m. Aug. 24; continues through Sept. 1. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Canyon Driving Tour: Take a scene ride through Palo Duro Canyon State Park and learn about flora, fauna, geology and canyon history. Limited to first 14 people who sign up; children allowed but must be able to ride without a car or booster seat. Meet at gatehouse. (4 p.m. Aug. 24, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Hogs at the Point: This bike rally will feature a kids' cook off, an IBCA state championship sanctioned cookoff, live music, aucitons, fun run, games and more. Proceeds benefit Panhandle Children's Foundation(5 p.m. Aug. 24, Talon Point Retreat, 5145 Farm-to-Market Road 722 in Channing. 806-935-5598)

Parents Night Out: Drop off kids ages 4 to 11 for a "Flight School" evening of learning about planes, helicopters and more. (5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. $20 for first child and $15 for additional children for members, $25 for first child and $20 for additional for nonmembers. 806-355-9547)

Art Reception: Amarillo artist Stacy Lavon will display new works. (6 p.m. Aug. 24, Salon Lola Paige, 5215 S. Coulter St., Suite 200. Free. 806-282-2250)

Austin Brazille: The Amarillo jazz musician will perform. (6 p.m. Aug. 24, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Los Lonely Boys: The blues-rock band will perform in Shamrock with Pampa rockers SuSpence and Amarillo country band Danny Ruiz & Gypsy Renegade(6 p.m. Aug. 24, Shamrock Rodeo Arena, 15865 W. Interstate 40. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the gate. 806-677-9801)

Bat Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations required. (6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4; $10 fee per seat. 806-455-1492)

Danny Cadra: The Lubbock singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Parker McCollum: The Texas country star will perform with Shea Abshier & The Nighthowlers(6:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $15 to $40, plus fees. 806-678-7002)

Bar Z Live Music: Amarillo singer-songwriter Ray Wilson will perform. (7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 24, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10 for non-Wine Club members. 806-488-2214)

James Owens: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will play. (7 p.m. Aug. 24, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 24, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 24, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Tour of The Village: Visit the remains of one of the earliest camp sites in Palo Duro Canyon — the Art Camp, or The Village, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Dress comfortably for the weather, wear good walking shoes or boots, and bring water to drink. Meet at the El Coronado Lodge Visitor Center. (7 p.m. Aug. 24, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Cotton Patch Gospel: Acting troupe Merely Players will revive this musical, based on Clarence Jordan's The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John, which retells the life of Jesus in modern-day rural Georgia. It features a script by Tom Key and Russel Treyz and music by Harry Chapin, and was last staged here in 2008. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 24; continues through Aug. 25. Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $10 for adults, $7 students and seniors. 806-371-5359)

The Fwoops: The Amarillo jazz band will perform. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Jax and Brandon Stennett: The Amarillo musicians will give an acoustic show. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Moe Dog's Grill, 3515 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-1760)

Texas Hits & a Miss: The country band will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 24, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 24, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Pageant Play: This black comedy is set inside the world of children's beauty pageants. (8 p.m. Aug. 24; continues through Aug. 26. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Texas Blues Rangers: The Amarillo blues band will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 24, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Alma Quartet: The Lubbock jazz combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Dustin Glenn & Burnin' 54: The country band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 24, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

The Schisms: The Austin post-punk band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 24, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

Chris Knight: The underrated singer-songwriter will perform with Lubbock-based Americana band No Dry County, which will celebrate the release of its new album, Panhandle Music(10 p.m. Aug. 24, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $10.)

Fracture 432: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 24, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-803-9063)

Hangman: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 24, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163.)

Jason Hodges & The Panhandle Playboys: The Amarillo country band will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 24, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Telesomniac: The Utah rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 24, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

Aug. 25

Scotty Alexander will perform at Santa in the Summer on Aug. 25.

Wheatheart of the Nation Celebration: Kick it up for Perryton's 99th birthday with a a free breakfast, Old Timers Reunion, Wheatheart Car Show, Arts & Crafts Festival in the Park, Museum of the Plains Pioneer Day, barbecue lunch, Wheatheart of the Nation Parade, Wheatheart Demolition Derby and more. (all day Aug. 25. Various locations in Perryton. Most events free; $2 barbecue lunch and derby tickets $11 ages 12 and older, $5 ages 5 to 10. 806-435-6575)

AQHA Adequan Select: Top senior American Quarter Horse Association riders will compete. (8 a.m. Aug. 25; continues through Sept. 1. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Birding 101: Learn the basics of birding while sitting at the canyon's wildlife viewing blind. Bring binoculars. (8:30 a.m. Aug. 25, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Amarillo Community Market: The outdoor, downtown farmers and artisans market returns for another season. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 25; continues through Oct. 6. 1000 S. Polk St. Free. 806-335-6360)

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. 25,  Lake Meredith, 50 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch. Free. 806-857-3151)

Tot Trek: Toddlers and young children can enjoy a hike over easy terrain at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Meet at Chinaberry Day Use Area. Dress comfortably for the weather, wear good walking shoes or boots, and bring water to drink. Meet at the El Coronado Lodge Visitor Center. (10 a.m. Aug. 25, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Junior Ranger: Kids ages 4 to 12 can meet at visitor center at Palo Duro Canyon State Park visitor center to learn about safety, stewardship and service, and earn a Junior Ranger patch. (1 p.m. Aug. 25, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Caprock Bingo: Learn more about Caprock Canyon's animals, history, plants, geology and more in this game day. (2 p.m. Aug. 25, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Geology Tour: Join a Palo Duro Canyon State Park park interpreter for a walking and driving tour of the canyon. Limited to the first 14, and children must be able to ride without a car seat. Meet at park headquarters. (3 p.m. Aug. 25, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Back-to-School Bash: Amarillo singer-songwriter Matt Martindale and former Amarillo singer-songwriter Charlie Shafter will team for this end-of-summer show. Plus four acts will compete in a battle of the bands. Proceeds benefit the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society(5:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Cover $20 ages 7 and older, $15 students or $25 per pair of students. 806-678-7002)

E.P. Simmons: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. Aug. 25, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Los Lonely Boys: The blues-rock band will perform in Amarillo with Pampa rockers SuSpence and Amarillo country band Danny Ruiz & Gypsy Renegade(6 p.m. Aug. 25, Gamboa's Outdoor Arena, 4418 E. Amarillo Blvd. Tickets $20. 806-677-9801​)

Vance McSwain: The artist's Exploration and Transformation exhibition will open. (6 p.m. Aug. 25, The Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St. Free. 806-576-2480)

Greg Gibbs: The country musician will perform. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Caffeinated Comedy: Matt Villegas of Yellow City Comedy & Productions will host a showcase of comics from around the region. (7 p.m. Aug. 25, Urbana Coffee Works, 5215 S. Coulter St., Suite 100. No cover. 806-803-9022)

Jazzin' Up Santa in the Summer, New Orleans Style: The annual fundraiser for Eveline Rivers Christmas Project will feature Las Vegas-based country singer Scotty Alexander and Esquire Jazz, silent and live auctions and a meal provided by Chef Tim Youngblood. (7 p.m. Aug. 25, Eveline Rivers Christmas Project, 314 S. Jefferson St. Tickets $65 singles, $120 couples. 806-372-3985)

Next 2 Rock: The Rock 108 battle of the bands continues with Lifeless 2 Life, Black Heart Saints, SuSpence, Divided Me and Century of Silence will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 25, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-803-9063)

Robin Lore: The Dallas singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 25, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Cotton Patch Gospel: Acting troupe Merely Players will revive this musical, based on Clarence Jordan's The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John, which retells the life of Jesus in modern-day rural Georgia. It features a script by Tom Key and Russel Treyz and music by Harry Chapin, and was last staged here in 2008. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $10 for adults, $7 students and seniors. 806-371-5359)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 25, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

The A-Town Rockers: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 25, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform in Spearman. (8 p.m. Aug. 25, BrickStreet Grill, 217 Main St. in Spearman. No cover. 806-644-7455)

Pageant Play: This black comedy is set inside the world of children's beauty pageants. (8 p.m. Aug. 25; continues through Aug. 26. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Paleos of the Panhandle: Learn more about Caprock Canyon's ancient settlers and their reliance on native bison in this special presentation. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Polk Street Jazz: The Amarillo jazz combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Downfall 2012: The Houston rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 25, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

Dustin Glenn & Burnin' 54: The country band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 25, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Mind Plays: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 25, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Sunday Fire: The Alabama punk band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 25, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

Hey Cowboy: The Denton experimental synth-pop trio will perform. (9:30 p.m. Aug. 25, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-322-1806)

The Lawless: The rock band will perform in Canadian. (9:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Stumblin' Goat Saloon, 217 S. Second St. in Canadian. No cover. 806-323-9257)

Chris Colston: The Texas country singer will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 25, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Strange Saints: The Amarillo country-rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 25, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163.)

 

Aug. 26

Amarillo Little Theatre's "Pageant Play" runs through Aug. 26.
Photo by Chip Chandler

AQHA Adequan Select: Top senior American Quarter Horse Association riders will compete. (8 a.m. Aug. 26; continues through Sept. 1. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Yellow City Flea: The new, monthly curated craftsman/artisan market will officially open. (Noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 26, 100 S. Lincoln St. Free admission. 806-373-6613)

Pageant Play: This black comedy is set inside the world of children's beauty pageants. (2:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Family & Friends Night: Enjoy a cookout and concert by Few Miles South. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Amarillo VFW Post 1475(5 p.m. Aug. 26, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover $7 for food, $5 for show alone. 806-355-6600)

FASO Jazz Fiesta: Enjoy a Mexican dinner and music from Polk Street Jazz's Jim Gardner and Doug and Sandy Storey at this fundraiser for Friends of Aeolian-Skinner, Opus 1024(5:30 p.m. Aug. 26, 3207 S. Lipscomb St. Tickets $35. 806-376-6316, Ext. 105)

Carrie the Musical auditions: Ten men and women are sought for the first Amarillo production of this infamous musical adaptation of the Stephen King novel. It will be staged Oct. 26 to Nov. 4. (7 p.m. Aug. 26; continues Aug. 27. RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Text 806-206-4326)

Ryan Culwell: The Perryton native and acclaimed singer-songwriter will perform with opener Hayden Pedigo. (7 p.m. Aug. 26, Teckla House, 2501 Teckla Blvd. Cover $10; BYOB allowed. 806-680-5430)

Little Shop of Horrors auditions: Roles are available for 16 to 20 actors ages 16 and older for this sci-fi musical comedy, to be staged Oct. 25 to Nov. 4. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage, 2019 Civic Circle. 806-355-9991)

Green Corn Full Moon Hike: Registration is required for this full moon hike on a night. Registration is limited to the first 40 and is due by Aug. 20. (8 p.m. Aug. 26, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227, ext. 2067)

 

Aug. 27

The Adequan Select AQHA World Championship will run Aug. 24 to Sept. 1 at the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds.
Courtesy American Quarter Horse Journal

AQHA Adequan Select: Top senior American Quarter Horse Association riders will compete. (8 a.m. Aug. 27; continues through Sept. 1. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Carrie the Musical auditions: Ten men and women are sought for the first Amarillo production of this infamous musical adaptation of the Stephen King novel. It will be staged Oct. 26 to Nov. 4. (7 p.m. Aug. 27, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Text 806-206-4326)

Koty Potts: The Amarillo experimental musician will perform with Amarillo band Lake Dads. (8 p.m. Aug. 27, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-322-1806)

 

Aug. 28

Amarillo native and astronaut Paul Lockhart will speak at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's Exploring Space: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow on Aug. 28.
Courtesy NASA

AQHA Adequan Select: Top senior American Quarter Horse Association riders will compete. (8 a.m. Aug. 28; continues through Sept. 1. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Carolina Story: The Nashville-based husband-and-wife Americana duo will perform. (6 p.m. Aug. 28, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Exploring Space: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Paul Lockhart, a former NASA astronaut, and Barry Wilmore, a current one, will discuss the space program and honor hometown austronaut Rick Husband. (6 p.m. Aug. 28, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free; reservations required. 806-651-2244)

Peyton Mangelinkx: The Amarillo singer will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 28, Springhill Suites' Helios Bar, 2301 Cinema Drive. No cover. 806-381-3400)

 

Aug. 29

Ned LeDoux will perform Aug. 29 at Hoots Pub.

AQHA Adequan Select: Top senior American Quarter Horse Association riders will compete. (8 a.m. Aug. 29; continues through Sept. 1. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Cloudship: The California rock duo will return. (9 p.m. Aug. 29, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Ned LeDoux: The country music scion will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 29, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $10, $15 day of show.)

 

Aug. 30

Tejon Street Corner Thieves will perform Aug. 30 at Golden Light Cantina.

AQHA Adequan Select: Top senior American Quarter Horse Association riders will compete. (8 a.m. Aug. 30; continues through Sept. 1. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

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

Panhandle PBS Cuts Footloose: This '80s-themed summer garden party will celebrate Panhandle PBS's 30th anniversary, featuring drinks and small plates from Chef Rocky Dunnam, music from popular Amarillo party band Noah Jenda, and cool refreshments from Purple Flamingo Popsicles(6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 30, Reed Beverage, 3701 S.E. 25th Ave. Tickets $30. 806-371-5477)

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

The A-Town Rockers: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 30, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Duo Kara: The ensemble, which features Amarillo native and acclaimed pianist Mark Little, will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 30, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10; no cover with college ID. 806-584-9571)

Greg Meek: The Amarillo singer will perform for Bike Night. (7 p.m. Aug. 30, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

Party on the Patio: San Antonio musician Brent Michael Wood will headline this outdoor concert. (7 p.m. Aug. 30, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

Amarillo College Piano Series: Pianist Diego Caetano will perform with vocalist Angela Diel. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 30, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5340)

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

Nick Black: The Amarillo rocker will perform. (9:30 p.m. Aug. 30, House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-677-6450)

Tejon Street Corner Thieves: The Colorado rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 30, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 30, 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)

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 hosts 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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