Weekend Planner: Your guide to Amarillo-area fun for Aug. 9 to 16, with 'Texas,' live music, art shows, more

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Comedian Felipe Esparza will perform Friday.

By Chip Chandler — Producer

Live music, outdoor fun, art exhibitions, comedy and more: Check here for all of your options for fun through Aug. 16!

 

Aug. 9

"Texas" continues its summer run through Aug. 18.

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)

 

Aug. 10

Richard Misrach's "Wall (El Muro)" will hang in the "Border Cantos | Sonic Border" and "Icons & Symbols of the Borderland" exhibitions at Amarillo Museum of Art.

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

Canyon Wildlife: Learn about the variety of wildlife that call Palo Duro Canyon home. (3 p.m. Aug. 10, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, $5 park admission. 806-488-2227, ext. 2067)

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

Common Threads: This group exhibition will feature works by artists using or inspired by textiles, including Bra Talk art created by breast cancer survivors. A portion of opening-night sales will benefit Panhandle Breast Health(6 p.m. Aug. 10 opening reception; on view through Oct. 10. Cerulean Gallery, 814 S. Taylor St. Free. 806-576-0063)

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. 10, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4; $10 fee per seat. 806-455-1492)

Border Cantos | Sonic Border and Icons & Symbols of the Borderland opening: Art inspired by the Mexican-American border will be on view through Dec. 9 and Oct. 14, respectively, in these two new exhibitions. Artist Guillermo Galindo will perform on several musical instruments he crafted from itmes found on the border. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 opening reception. Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. Free. 806-371-5050)

Brad Thacker: The Amarillo musician will perform. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

The Hindenburg Project: The Led Zeppelin tribute band will perform. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $12 to $40, plus fees. 806-678-7002)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 10, 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. 10, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Bar Z Live Music: Mary Lyn Halley and Dean Yates of Insufficient Funds will perform, and J&L Good Grubs food truck will be on site. (7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 10, 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. 10, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Ry & Molly: The Pampa duo will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 10, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

Bob Livingston: The acclaimed Americana singer will perform for a Living Room Concert for High Plains Public Radio(7:30 p.m. Aug. 10; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St. Suggested donation $15. 806-367-9088)

Anderson, Flesher & Key: The Amarillo favorites will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 10, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Felipe Esparza: The nationally touring comic brings his Bad Decisions tour to town. (8 p.m. Aug. 10, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $28.50 to $32.50; $50 for VIP meet & greet, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Jim Laughlin: The Amarillo jazz musician will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 10, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

J. Trial Band: The Amarillo indie rock act will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 10, Polk Street Eats, 614 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-376-4700)

MASQ: The Oregon rock band will perform with Amarillo's Theleo and Pampa's OddFellas(8 p.m. Aug. 10, The Jam House, 118 W. Foster Ave. in Pampa. Cover $5. 806-663-2188)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo band will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 10, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Vekked: The world-champion DJ will spin with support from Amarillo acts 806ickElyCryptonyte, Giantfeet and more. (8 p.m. Aug. 10, T's Bar, 700 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5 in advance, $10 at door. 806-418-6649)

Devlon Jones and K.T. Butler: The Amarillo soul musicians will perform. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 10, 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. 10; 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)

The Cody Blue Band: The Colorado country band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 10, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Joey Jonez: The Amarillo rapper will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 10, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (9:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Butler's Martini Bar, 703 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-376-8180)

Star Party: Enjoy the nighttime views with Palo Duro Canyon staff. Bring camp chairs, blankets, bug spray and non-alcoholic beverages; flashlights are needed to get in and out of the area (9:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, $5 park admission. 806-488-2227, ext. 2067)

The Goddamn Gallows: The Detroit punk band will perform with Canadian psychobilly band Gutter Demons(10 p.m. Aug. 10, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Happily Never After, Part 2: Burlesque troupes Bomb City Pretties and Bomb City Babes will offer sultry takes on fairy tales. (10 p.m. Aug. 10, RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. Tickets $10. Text 806-206-4326)

Jordan Matthew Young: The Austin rocker will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 10, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-803-9063)

LIfeless 2 Life: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 10, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163.)

 

Aug. 11

Amarillo Zoo's World Lion Day celebration is Aug. 11.

West Texas Futurity Cutting: Ride 'em cowboys. (8 a.m. Aug. 11; continues through Aug. 19. 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. 11, 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. 11; 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. 11,  Lake Meredith, 50 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch. Free. 806-857-3151)

World Lion Day: Celebrate the king of the beats with awareness-building activities, keeper chats, face painting and more. (9:30 a.m. Aug. 11, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12. 806-381-7911) 

35th Birthday Bash: This Dumas festival will include a family fun walk/run, games, food and fire trucks to celebrate Ronald McDonald House Charities of Amarillo(10 a.m. Aug. 11, McDade Park, 16th Street and Maddox Avenue in Dumas. Run/walk entry fee $25. 806-358-8177)

Caprock Bingo: Learn more about Caprock Canyon's animals, history, plants, geology and more in this game day. (2 p.m. Aug. 11, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Waiting on the River: Former Amarillo author Travis Erwin will sign copies of his new novel as well as the print edition of Hemingway, a collaboration with musician Dan Johnson(3 p.m. Aug. 11, Long Wooden Spoon Brewing, 4098 Business Park Drive. Free. 806-553-0397)

We Can Take It! The CCC in Palo Duro Canyon: Learn about the contribution of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the building of Palo Duro Canyon State Park in a presentation and hike down the CCC trail. Dress for the weather, wear good hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Meet at El Coronado Lodge visitor center. (4 p.m. Aug. 11, 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 Blues: Amarillo blues-rock act The Darling Brothers Band will perform, and J&L Good Grubs food truck will be on site. (6 p.m. Aug. 11, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10. 806-488-2214)

Keitha Jones: The Amarillo musician will perform. (6 p.m. Aug. 11, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Chad Miller: The West Texas singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Open Women's Ranch Rodeo: Top area cowgirls will compete. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Palo Duro Cowboy Church, 12200 W. U.S. Highway 60. Free. 806-983-9399)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

David Swafford: The Pampa rocker will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 11, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

Music Under the Stars: Musicians Cecil White and John Walker will pay tribute to Chet Atkins and Floyd Cramer in an outdoor concert. (7 p.m. Aug. 11, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Boots Vs. Badges: The 10th annual charity softball match between law enforcement and firefighters will raise funds for Coffee Memorial Blood Center and the 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle. (7:05 p.m. Aug. 11, Potter County Memorial Stadium, Third Avenue and Grand Street. Tickets $5. 806-358-4563)

Insufficient Funds: The Amarillo party band will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 11, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 11, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Star Party: Gaze at the stars with guided assistance from expert Arthur Schneider. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, 35 miles north of Amarillo near Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. Free. 806-857-6680)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 11; 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)

Zoltan & The Fortune Tellers: The Albuquerque gypsy jazz ensemble will perform. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

The Bastard Sons of David Hasselhoff: The Amarillo punk band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 11, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

The Cody Blue Band: The Colorado country band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 11, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Mount Ivy: The indie Amarillo rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 11, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

New Moon Hike: Meet at Mack Dick Group Pavilion at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for this hike on one of the darkest nights of the month. Bring hiking shoes, flashlight (red bulbs or filters recommended) and drinking water. (9 p.m. Aug. 11, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Strange Saints: The Amarillo country-rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 11, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Black & Denton: The Amarillo rock duo will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 11, MacDaddy's, 1221 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Fracture 432: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 11, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

Lee Scheetz & Borderline: The Amarillo country band will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 11, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163.)

MASQ: The Oregon rock band will perform with Pampa's OddFellas(10 p.m. Aug. 11, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-803-9063)

 

Aug. 12

Comedian Josh Cocks will perform Aug. 12 at Leftwoods.

West Texas Futurity Cutting: Ride 'em cowboys. (8 a.m. Aug. 12; continues through Aug. 19. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Mary Lyn Halley & Dean Yates: The Insufficient Funds musicians will perform for the brunch crowd. (11 a.m. Aug. 12, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Bridal Show of Amarillo: The Panhandle's longest-running bridal show returns. (Noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 12, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $7 in advance, $10 at the door. 806-410-3087)

The Neighborhood Braids & Cuts: School kids can get free hair styling at this event, which also features free food and drinks, hygiene packs and adult resources. Preregistration required for hair styling. (1 p.m. Aug. 12, Bones Hooks Park, 2000 N. Hughes St. 806-690-0412, 806-626-2463, 806-570-0240 or 806-640-8184)

Dezorah: The Texas post-progressive rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Aug. 12, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Josh Cocks: The touring comic will perform with Yellow City Comedy & Productions(9 p.m. Aug. 12, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Aug. 13

West Texas Futurity Cutting: Ride 'em cowboys. (8 a.m. Aug. 13; continues through Aug. 19. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Texas Originals: Cast members of the outdoor drama will perform in an annual variety show. Proceeds benefit the Texas scholarship fund. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Branding Iron Theater on the West Texas A&M University campus in Canyon. Tickets $10. 806-655-2181)

 

Aug. 14

Corb Lund will perform Aug. 14 at Hoots Pub.

West Texas Futurity Cutting: Ride 'em cowboys. (8 a.m. Aug. 14; continues through Aug. 19. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Curry County Fair: The annual fair in Clovis, N.M., will feature carnival rides, fair food, home arts and agricultural exhibits, live music and entertainment daily through Aug. 18. (4 p.m. MDT Aug. 14; continues through Aug. 18. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave. in Clovis, N.M. Admission $7 dail or $18 for the week for ages 13 to 55, $5 or $15 for ages 56 and older, $3 or $8 ages 5 to 12; additional tickets required for Monster Truck Thunder. 575-935-7000)

Starlight Theater: Amarillo blues-rock band The LakeHouse Project will perform for the summer concert series. (7 p.m. Aug. 14, 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. 14; 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)

Corb Lund: The Alberta-based country singer will perform. (10 p.m. Aug. 14, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $10 in advance, $15 at the door.)

 

Aug. 15

Skylar Potter and Yellow City Comedy will host an open-mic night Aug. 15 at The 806 Coffee + Lounge.

West Texas Futurity Cutting: Ride 'em cowboys. (8 a.m. Aug. 15; continues through Aug. 19. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Triassic Trail Nature Hike: Meet at Triassic Trail Head at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for an easy hike along a scenic trail. Bring hiking shoes and drinking water. (10 a.m. Aug. 15, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Curry County Fair: The annual fair in Clovis, N.M., will feature carnival rides, fair food, home arts and agricultural exhibits, live music and entertainment daily through Aug. 18. (4 p.m. MDT Aug. 15; continues through Aug. 18. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave. in Clovis, N.M. Admission $7 dail or $18 for the week for ages 13 to 55, $5 or $15 for ages 56 and older, $3 or $8 ages 5 to 12; additional tickets required for Monster Truck Thunder. 575-935-7000)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 15; 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)

Yellow City Comedy Open Mic: Try out your best stand-up set with a group of Amarillo comedians(9 p.m. Aug. 15, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

 

Aug. 16

The Kentucky Headhunters will perform Aug. 16 at Hoots Pub.

West Texas Futurity Cutting: Ride 'em cowboys. (8 a.m. Aug. 16; continues through Aug. 19. Amarillo National Center on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Over the Edge: Rappel down the historic Santa Fe Building in a new fundraiser for Family Support Services. Those who raise or pay at least $1,000 to rappel down from above the 12th floor of the building. Food trucks and vendors will be set up along Polk Street for onlookers to watch the rappeling. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16, Ninth Avenue and Polk Street. Entry fee $1,000; watching is free. 806-342-2503)

Curry County Fair: The annual fair in Clovis, N.M., will feature carnival rides, fair food, home arts and agricultural exhibits, live music and entertainment daily through Aug. 18. Tejano musicians AJ CastilloYahari, and Los Garcia Brothers will perform at 7 p.m. MDT. (4 p.m. MDT Aug. 16; continues through Aug. 18. Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave. in Clovis, N.M. Admission $7 dail or $18 for the week for ages 13 to 55, $5 or $15 for ages 56 and older, $3 or $8 ages 5 to 12; additional tickets required for Monster Truck Thunder. 575-935-7000)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer-songwriter John Tice will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Aug. 16, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Bo Garza: The Lubbock musician will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 16, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Greg Meek: The Amarillo singer will perform for Bike Night. (7 p.m. Aug. 16, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. Aug. 16, 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 Solano Project will headline this outdoor concert. (7 p.m. Aug. 16, J's Grill and Bar, 3130 S. Soncy Road, Suite 100. No cover. 806-358-2222)

Clarke Paige: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 16, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Mind Plays: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Aug. 16, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Pageant Play: This black comedy is set inside the world of children's beauty pageants. (7:30 p.m. Aug. 16; continues through Aug. 26. Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. Aug. 16; 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)

Snailmate: The Arizona-based synth-punk band will return. (9 p.m. Aug. 16, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

The Kentucky Headhunters: The outlaw country band will perform with support from Texas country band Eleven Hundred Springs and Johnny Chops of Randy Rogers Band(10 p.m. Aug. 16, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $20 in advance, $25 at the door.)

 

 

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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