Weekend Planner: Your guide to Amarillo-area fun for Sept. 13 to 20, with Tri-State Fair, Symphony, 'Joseph,' Bulls, more

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The Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo will open Sept. 14.
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By Chip Chandler — Producer

September fun kicks it up a notch this week! Check out all of your options through Sept. 20!

 

Sept. 13

The annual Amarillo Chamber Good Times Celebration Barbecue Cook-Off is Sept. 13.
Courtesy Amarillo Chamber of Commerce

Panhandle Kennel Club Dog Show: See the region's best barkers at PKC's annual show. (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13; continues through Sept. 16. Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-355-1637)

Dinosaur Club: Kids ages 6 to 10 can enjoy dinosaur stories and crafts. (4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 13, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Amarillo Chamber Good Times Celebration Barbecue Cook-Off: The 23rd annual Chamber Barbecue will serve up smoky delights in downtown Amarillo. (5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13, Amarillo Chamber of Commerce grounds, 1000 S. Polk St. Tickets $30 in advance, $40 at gate. 806-378-3096)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Regional singer-songwriter Chris Richburg will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Sept. 13, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Savor the Goods: The next Panhandle PBS farm-to-table fundraiser dinner will feature Chef Sam Blackburn. Following a happy hour at 5:30 p.m., the chef will demonstrate a recipe from the meal at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner service at 7 p.m. (5:30 p.m. Sept. 13, The Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Tickets $75. 806-371-5477)

Bradley Sherrer: The Texas country singer-songwriter will perform. (6 p.m. Sept. 13, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Loaded Six: The Amarillo rock band will give an acoustic show. (6 p.m. Sept. 13, Lil Abner's Pub & Grub, 2813 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-418-2570)

Sip & Spell: Test both your spelling and drinking skills. (6 p.m. Sept. 13; sign-up at 5:30 p.m. Recreation, 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 103 in Canyon. Free. 806-656-0665)

Moses: This staged retelling of the Biblical epic will feature massive sets, special effects and live animals in a production filmed before a live audience. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 13; continues Sept. 15. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Tia Marie: The singer and pianist will perform. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Ace Rodriguez & Andy Solano: The Amarillo rockers will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 13, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Clarke Paige: The Amarillo musician will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 13, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

Enfoque 806 Salsa Dance Competition: Teams can qualify weekly for an Oct. 4 finale. Winners will win an all-expense-paid trip to see Latin music star Romeo Santos in Dallas on Oct. 21. (7 p.m. Sept. 13, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

Velvet Funk: The Amarillo party band will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 13, Jorge's Tacos Garcia, 1100 Ross St. No cover. 806-371-0411)

Amarillo College Piano Series: Pianist Cristina Capparelli will perform. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5340)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: For its third revival of the biblically themed musical by Andrew Lloyd Wright and Tim Rice, Amarillo Little Theatre promises a totally new concept. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 13; continues through Sept. 23. Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Mary Lyn Halley & Dean Yates: The Insufficient Funds musicians will give a duo performance. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Ready Player One: The sci-fi hit — an adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel that's both WT's Common Reader and one of the books on the Great American Read list of 100 — will screen outdoors. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum grounds, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free. 806-651-2244)

Frank Demos: The Amarillo one-man band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 13, Cask & Cork, 5461 McKenna Square, Suite 101. No cover. 806-410-1113)

MysterE: The San Antonio psychedelic indie band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 13, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Brian Wynne & The Radio Band: The Amarillo rock band will perform. J. Trial Band will open. (10 p.m. Sept. 13, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

Sept. 14

The Amarillo Symphony will open its season with concerts Sept. 14 and 15.

Panhandle Kennel Club Dog Show: See the region's best barkers at PKC's annual show. (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14; continues through Sept. 16. Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-355-1637)

C4: Clovis City Comic Con: The first comic con in Clovis, N.M., will open, featuring appearances by Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire), Blake Anthony Foster (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Eddie Deezen (Grease) and more. (noon to 4 p.m. MDT Sept. 14; continues Sept. 15. Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd. Tickets $8 ages 6 and older; VIP pass $59, plus fees. xfpromotions@gmail.com.)

Amarillo Bulls Public Skate: The Bulls will offer two sessions of public skating before their Sept. 15 home opener. (12:15 p.m. Sept. 14, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $10 with own skates, $15 with rental skates. 806-242-1122)

Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair opens. This is High Plains Food Bank Night, with $1 donated to HPFB for every wristband sold between 4 and 10 p.m. (4 p.m. to midnight Sept. 14; continues through Sept. 22. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 17 to 21. Ride wristbands $30. Magic Money wristbands $10 to $100; $2 initial service fee, then free reloads. Mega-Passes $75 through Sept. 13 and $95 from Sept. 14 to 22. 806-376-7767)

Circus Saurus: The Carson & Barnes Circus — which will include animatronic dinosaurs alongside traditional circus acts — will roar into Borger. (4:30 p.m. Sept. 14; continues Sept. 15. Hutchinson County Sheriff's Posse Grounds, 1600 Bulldog Blvd. in Borger. Tickets $14 adults and $6 children in person, $18 adults and $8 children online and $20 adults and $12 children at gate; box seats $26 adults and $14 children online, $28 adults and $20 children at gate, plus fees. www.bigtopshow.com)

Jim Gardner: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. Sept. 14, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Pearls & Bowties: This cocktail party featuring drinks, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and entertainment will benefit the College Success Initiative's Youth Success Project. (6 p.m. Sept. 14, Skyline Room on the 16th floor of Amarillo National Bank Plaza One, 410 S. Taylor St. Tickets $40. 806-322-2553)

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, then take an optional 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. (6 p.m. Sept. 14, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Dave Martinez: The Amarillo/Lubbock singer-songwriter will perform with wife Carley Du Menil-Martinez. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

The A-Town Rockers: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 14, 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. Sept. 14, Wild Bill's Fillin' Station, 3811 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-372-4500)

Hilary Marie: The singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 14, Urbana Coffee Works, 5215 S. Coulter St., Suite 100. No cover. 806-803-9022) 

John Tice: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will play. (7 p.m. Sept. 14, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band will perform at the new concert series(7​ p.m. Sept. 14, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra will open its season with Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, Italian, and Four — A Reimagining of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, featuring violin soloist Jennifer Frautschi. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 14; continues Sept. 15. Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $16 to $55, plus fees. 806-376-8782)

The Fwoops: The Amarillo jazz combo will perform. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Amarillo Bulls Public Skate: The Bulls will offer two sessions of public skating before their Sept. 15 home opener. (8 p.m. Sept. 14, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $10 with own skates, $15 with rental skates. 806-242-1122)

Anderson, Flesher & Key: The Amarillo favorites will perform. (8 p.m. Sept. 14, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: For its third revival of the biblically themed musical by Andrew Lloyd Wright and Tim Rice, Amarillo Little Theatre promises a totally new concept. (8 p.m. Sept. 14; continues through Sept. 23. Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Mary Lyn Halley & Dean Yates: The Insufficient Funds musicians will give a duo performance. (8 p.m. Sept. 8, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Sept. 14, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Texas Blues Rangers: The Amarillo band will perform. (8:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

Farm Fresh Frijoles: The Lubbock country band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 14, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Bradley Sherrer: The Texas country act will give an acoustic show. (9:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

The Black Mariah Theater: The rocking twin sisters from Kansas City will perform. Amarillo's Jen Williams & The Potty Mouths will open. (10 p.m. Sept. 14, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Grant Gilbert: The Texas country band will perform. The Steve Helms Band will open. (10 p.m. Sept. 14, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

Sept. 15

Amarillo Little Theatre's production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will run through Sept. 23.

Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair continues. Ride wristbands are $20 from 1 to 4 p.m., valid until 5 p.m. (8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 15; midway open 1 p.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 22. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 17 to 21. Ride wristbands $30. Magic Money wristbands $10 to $100; $2 initial service fee, then free reloads. Mega-Passes $75 through Sept. 13 and $95 from Sept. 14 to 22. 806-376-7767)

Panhandle Kennel Club Dog Show: See the region's best barkers at PKC's annual show. (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15; continues through Sept. 16. Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-355-1637)

Amarillo Community Market: The outdoor, downtown farmers and artisans market returns for another season. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15; continues through Oct. 6. 1000 S. Polk St. Free. 806-335-6360)

Amarillo Walk to End Alzheimer's: Participants can raise money to benefit Amarillo Alzheimer's Association. (9 a.m. Sept. 15, Sam Houston Park, Line Avenue and Western Street. Free, but pre-registration requested. 806-881-7145)

Canyon Walk & Talk: Take a guided walk down Caprock Canyon's Upper Canyon Trail and discuss geology, history, flora and fauna. Bring good walking shoes and water. (9 a.m. Sept. 15, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Free with park admission of $4 adults, $2 seniors. 806-455-1492)

Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo Parade: The annual parade will go on, despite early fears that it would be canceled this year(10 a.m. Sept. 15, downtown Amarillo. Free. 806-376-7767)

Lotus on the Lawn: Take an all-levels yoga class on the lawn at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum(10 a.m. Sept. 15, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Cost $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 806-651-2244)

Women's Book Club: Join the club's reading challenge and read a book that features magic. (10 a.m. Sept. 15, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Calling All Slug Bugs: The sixth annual Street Volkswagen car show will feature all models of Volkswagens. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15, Street Volkswagen of Amarillo, 9707 Pilgrim Drive. Free. 806-350-8999)

C4: Clovis City Comic Con: The first comic con in Clovis, N.M., will open, featuring appearances by Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire), Blake Anthony Foster (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Eddie Deezen (Grease) and more. (noon to 4 p.m. MDT Sept. 15, Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd. Tickets $8 ages 6 and older; VIP pass $59, plus fees. xfpromotions@gmail.com.)

Batman Day: Celebrate the Dark Knight Detective with games, crafts, trivia, comics and more. (2 p.m. Sept. 15, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

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, then take an optional 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. (2 p.m. Sept. 15, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Panhandle Recovery Festival: Celebrate the sober life with live music, games, food and more. (3 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15, Memorial Park, 2501 S. Washington St. Free. 806-350-2723)

Evening Birding Walk: Meet at Chinaberry Day Use Area at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for an easy birding walk for beginners and experienced birders. Binoculars and bird books are useful but not required, and a few sets of each will be available. (6 p.m. Sept. 15, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Kids' Night Out: Children ages 6 to 12 can spend the evening at the zoo playing games, making crafts and meeting animals. (6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $25. 806-381-7911) 

Mexican Independence Day Celebration: Nashville duo Granville Automatic will perform, and J&L Good Grubs food truck will be on site. (6 p.m. Sept. 15, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10. 806-488-2214)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6 p.m. Sept. 15, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Windmill Music Festival: Texas country/rockers Dirty River Boys will headline this new fest, which also features other Texas country acts, a rib cook-off and more. (6 p.m. Sept. 15, Hansford Rodeo Arena, 12 miles west of Spearman on Texas Highway 15. Tickets $15. 806-659-5555)

Moses: This staged retelling of the Biblical epic will feature massive sets, special effects and live animals in a production filmed before a live audience. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Reaching for the Stars: Amarillo-born Texas country band Cooder Graw will headline this benefit concert for United Way of Amarillo & Canyon's Youth Cabinet. Jason Hodges & The Panhandle Playboys will open. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $22, tables $100. 806-352-5426)

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin: The highly anticipated rematch between the boxers will stream live. (7 p.m. Sept. 15, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Improv Night: A group of Yellow City Comedy & Productions comedians will take audience suggestions. (7 p.m. Sept. 15, Urbana Coffee Works, 5215 S. Coulter St., Suite 100. No cover. 806-803-9022) 

Fracture 432: The Amarillo rock band will perform at the new concert series(7​ p.m. Sept. 15, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

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. Sept. 15, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Free with park admission of $4 adults, $2 seniors. 806-455-1492)

Palo Duro Metro Chorus: The women's a cappella choir will give an "audience choice" concert. (7 p.m. Sept. 15, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Free; donations accepted and tickets required. 806-570-1858)

The Savannah Sipping Society: Claude's Gem Theatre will stage this popular comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, (The Dixie Swim Club). (7 p.m. Sept. 15; continues Sept. 16. Gem Theatre, 120 Trice St. in Claude. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children ages 2 to 12. 806-226-2187)

The Tweeks: The Amarillo band will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 15, Joe Taco, 7312 Wallace Blvd. No cover. 806-331-8226)

Amarillo Bulls: The Bulls will kick off their eighth season with a game against the Lone Star Brahmas(7:05 p.m. Sept. 15, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $23 adults, $9 to $23 children, plus fees. 806-242-1122)

Amarillo Symphony: The orchestra will open its season with Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, Italian, and Four — A Reimagining of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, featuring violin soloist Jennifer Frautschi. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $16 to $55, plus fees. 806-376-8782)

Circus Saurus: The Carson & Barnes Circus — which will include animatronic dinosaurs alongside traditional circus acts — will roar into Borger. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Hutchinson County Sheriff's Posse Grounds, 1600 Bulldog Blvd. in Borger. Tickets $14 adults and $6 children in person, $18 adults and $8 children online and $20 adults and $12 children at gate; box seats $26 adults and $14 children online, $28 adults and $20 children at gate, plus fees. www.bigtopshow.com)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Sept. 15, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

The Average Joes: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Sept. 15, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: For its third revival of the biblically themed musical by Andrew Lloyd Wright and Tim Rice, Amarillo Little Theatre promises a totally new concept. (8 p.m. Sept. 15; continues through Sept. 23. Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Devlon Jones and KT Butler: The Amarillo soul/gospel singers will perform. (8:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

Texas State Bison Herd: Learn more about the state's official herd at Caprock Canyons State Park in this special presentation. (8:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Free with park admission of $4 adults, $2 seniors. 806-455-1492)

Bradley Sherrer: The Texas singer-songwriter will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 15, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

ElectriKden: The Amarillo DJs will spin. (9 p.m. Sept. 15, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Southern Fried: The classic rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 15, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Chino & The Strange Whiskey Band: The Amarillo country-rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 15, Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis: The acclaimed Texas country husband-and-wife duo will make a long-awaited return trip to Amarillo for a Tri-State Fair concert. (9:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free with fair admission. 806-376-7767)

The Charlie Hickman Band: The Red Dirt act will perform. (9:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

The Cassettes: The Amarillo '80s cover band will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 15, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Kyle Rainer & Runnin' Hot: The Oklahoma country act will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 15, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

Throttlebomb: The Denver rock band will perform with Amarillo bands Loudmouth Lisa and Dem Tone Junkies. (10 p.m. Sept. 15, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

John Hord Band: The Texas country act will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 15, JR's Pool Palace, 1301 S.E. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-367-8633)

Lake Dads: The Amarillo rock band will perform with Person to Person. (10 p.m. Sept. 15, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

 

Sept. 16

Tracy Byrd will perform Sept. 16 at Hoots Pub.

Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair continues. This is Amarillo Globe-News Reader Appreciation Night, with $30 ride wristbands and admission with coupon. (8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 16; midway open 4 p.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 22. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 17 to 21. Ride wristbands $30. Magic Money wristbands $10 to $100; $2 initial service fee, then free reloads. Mega-Passes $75 through Sept. 13 and $95 from Sept. 14 to 22. 806-376-7767)

Panhandle Kennel Club Dog Show: See the region's best barkers at PKC's annual show. (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16, Amarillo Civic Cneter Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St. Free. 806-355-1637)

The Savannah Sipping Society: Claude's Gem Theatre will stage this popular comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, (The Dixie Swim Club). (2 p.m. Sept. 16, Gem Theatre, 120 Trice St. in Claude. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children ages 2 to 12. 806-226-2187)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: For its third revival of the biblically themed musical by Andrew Lloyd Wright and Tim Rice, Amarillo Little Theatre promises a totally new concept. (2:30 p.m. Sept. 16; continues through Sept. 23. Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Ryley Walker: The Chicago folk band will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 16, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Glenn Roth: The touring guitarist will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 16, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Tracy Byrd: The '90s country favorite will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 16, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover $20 in advance, $25 day of show.)

 

Sept. 17

Michael Amato's "Fear Culture, U.S.A." will open Sept. 17 at Southern Light Gallery.

Fear Culture, U.S.A.: Fine arts photographer Michael Amato will explore the impact of 24/7 news coverage in a new exhibition. (Opens Sept. 17, Southern Light Gallery, located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons on Amarillo College's Washington Street campus. Free. 806-345-5654)

Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair continues. Mutton Bustin prelims begin at 6:30 p.m. This is Senior Citizens Day with free admission for ages 55 and older, plus Student Coupon Night 1, with free gate admission for kindergarten through 12th grade with $20 ride wristbands. (9 a.m. to midnight Sept. 17; midway open 4 p.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 22. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 17 to 21. Ride wristbands $30. Magic Money wristbands $10 to $100; $2 initial service fee, then free reloads. Mega-Passes $75 through Sept. 13 and $95 from Sept. 14 to 22. 806-376-7767)

Crafty Group: Bring along your knitting, quilting or needlework project and meet fellow crafters. (7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

 

Sept. 18

Punk band Bad Idols will perform Sept. 18 at Leftwood's.

Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair continues. This is Happy State Bank Ride 'Em Cowboy Night with $10 gate admission and ride wristband at 4 p.m. (9 a.m. to midnight Sept. 18; midway open 4 p.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 22. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 17 to 21. Magic Money wristbands $10 to $100; $2 initial service fee, then free reloads. Mega-Passes $75 through Sept. 13 and $95 from Sept. 14 to 22. 806-376-7767)

Clark Griffin: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Sept. 18, Cask & Cork, 5461 McKenna Square, Suite 101. No cover. 806-410-1113)

Community Center: The Maryland-based indie band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 18, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Bad Idols: The Knoxville punk band will perform with Tennessee rock band As a Friend and Amarillo rockers Honey Badger(10 p.m. Sept. 18, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Sept. 19

Fayuca will perform Sept. 19 at Leftwood's.

Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair continues. This is Student Coupon Night 2, with free gate admission for kindergarten through 12th grade with $20 ride wristbands. (8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 19; midway open 4 p.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 22. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 17 to 21. Ride wristbands $30. Magic Money wristbands $10 to $100; $2 initial service fee, then free reloads. Mega-Passes $75 through Sept. 13 and $95 from Sept. 14 to 22. 806-376-7767)

Puppy Tales: Kids can practice their skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs. (4 p.m. Sept. 19, Amarillo Public Library Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Roasting Chef Albert: The Drunken Oyster chef gets a special birthday roasting, followed by music from Velvet Funk's Gilbert Hernandez. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 19, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Chernobyl the Secret: The Austin hardcore band will headline a rocking night with Phoenix band Scylla and Lubbock band Through Life(7 p.m. Sept. 19, T's Bar, 700 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5; $8 for ages 18 to 20. 806-418-6649)

Insufficient Funds: The Amarillo party band will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 19, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Soldiers, Presidents & Hippies: A Look at 1968-72: Wartime photographer John Olson will discuss covering the Vietnam War and the countercultural revolution back home in this West Texas A&M University Distinguished Lecture Series event, part of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's Pop Culture series. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free. 806-651-2244)

Fayuca: The Phoenix rock band will perform with North Carolina rock band Of Good Nature(10 p.m. Sept. 19, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Sept. 20

Tri-State Fair Rodeo action kicks off Sept. 20.

Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair continues. This is Student Coupon Night 3, with free gate admission for kindergarten through 12th grade with $20 ride wristbands, plus College Night, with free gate admission with college ID, and KAMR Viewer Appreciation Night, with $5 adult gate admission with coupon. (8 a.m. to midnight Sept. 20; midway open 4 p.m. to midnight; continues through Sept. 22. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Admission $10 for ages 13 to 54, $5 ages 6 to 12 and ages 55 and older, and free for children 5 and younger; free until 1 p.m. Sept. 17 to 21. Ride wristbands $30. Magic Money wristbands $10 to $100; $2 initial service fee, then free reloads. Mega-Passes $75 through Sept. 13 and $95 from Sept. 14 to 22. 806-376-7767)

Chamber After Hours: Network over food and drinks at this free Amarillo Chamber of Commerce event; chamber membership is not required. (5 p.m. Sept. 20, FirstCapital Bank of Texas, 3900 S. Soncy Road. Free. 806-373-7800)

Visual Arts Faculty Show: Amarillo College art professors will show their work. (5 p.m. Sept. 20; on view through Oct. 12. Amarillo College Common Lobby Gallery, located between Amarillo Museum of Art and the AC music building and Concert Hall Theatre. Free.)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Amarillo singer-songwriter Josh Roberts will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Sept. 20, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Mike Fuller & The Repeat Offenders: The Amarillo folk band will perform. (6 p.m. Sept. 20, Gooney's, 705 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-367-9585)

Enfoque 806 Salsa Dance Competition: Teams can qualify weekly for an Oct. 4 finale. Winners will win an all-expense-paid trip to see Latin music star Romeo Santos in Dallas on Oct. 21. (7 p.m. Sept. 20, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

Forgotten Frontera: The Texas legal system and its relationship to Mexican-American populations in the Panhandle will be examined in "Justice Then and Now" in this panel discussion. (7 p.m. Sept. 20, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free. 806-651-5238)

Julie Meier and Brad Thacker: The members of Amarillo band Old Dog Tray will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 20, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

Thursday Family Night: Get a free sneak preview of Chamber Music Amarillo's Sept. 21 and 22 concerts featuring Alain Ridout's Ferdinand the Bull, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Wind Quintet in E-Flat Major and Camille Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals(7 p.m. Sept. 20, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Free. 806-236-3545)

Tri-State Rodeo: The PRCA-sanctioned competition will return. (7 p.m. Sept. 20; continues through Sept. 22. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. $10, including fair admission. 806-376-7767)

Austin Brazille Trio: The Amarillo jazz combo will perform. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: For its third revival of the biblically themed musical by Andrew Lloyd Wright and Tim Rice, Amarillo Little Theatre promises a totally new concept. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 20; continues through Sept. 23. Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Andrew Ryan: The St. Louis-based singer-songwriter will perform fellow musician Bobby Stevens(9 p.m. Sept. 20, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Hilary Marie: The singer-songwriter will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 20, Cask & Cork, 5461 McKenna Square, Suite 101. No cover. 806-410-1113)

Randall King: The red-hot Texas country star will perform at the Tri-State Fair. (9:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free with fair admission. 806-376-7767)

 

Weekly entertainment

Sundays

Ace Rodriguez: The Amarillo rocker performs. (3 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Stew Moss: The ​Amarillo bluesman performs. (6 p.m., The Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000)

B-Man's Karaoke at 6th Street Saloon: Sing along. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

Tejano Sundays: Amarillo DJ Bert Zuniga hosts this weekly showcase. (9 p.m., Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

 

Tuesdays

Tuesday Trivia: Weekly contests in September will test knowledge of Roseanne (Sept. 4), Parks and Recreation (Sept. 11), The Office (Sept. 18) and Adam Sandler (Sept. 25). (6 p.m.; sign-up at 5 p.m., Recreation, 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 103 in Canyon. Free. 806-656-0665)

El Trio Cortez: The Amarillo ​mariachi band performs weekly. (6 p.m., Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-373-8889)

Andy Chase: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter performs weekly. (6:30 p.m., 575 Pizzeria, 2803 Civic Circle. No cover. 806-322-5575)

Ace Rodriguez and Andy Solano: The Amarillo rockers perform weekly. (7 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Jason Hodges: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs weekly. (7 p.m., Bar 3 at Preston West Golf Course, 9101 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-353-7003)

Trivial Tuesday: Compete in different theme nights weekly. (7 p.m., The Gem, 2203 S. Austin St. Team entry fee $5. 806-355-7838)

B-Man's Karaoke at Buffalo Wild Wings: Sing along weekly. (9 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, 5416 S. Coulter Road. No cover. 806-359-4386)

DJ Grice: The Amarillo DJ spins weekly. (9 p.m., Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Love Shine: The Amarillo band hosts a weekly open-mic night. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

#TakeMeBack Tuesdays: Amarillo's DJ Element hosts this weekly event. (10 p.m., Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. No cover.)

 

Wednesdays

The Solano Project: The Amarillo classic rock band performs at happy hour. (6 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Jackie Haney: The Amarillo classic rock singer performs. (6:30 p.m., Bracero's Mexican Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395)

Dana Hubbard: The Amarillo singer-songwriter performs for a weekly blues night. (7 p.m., Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter performs. (7 p.m., Cask & Cork, 5461 McKenna Square, Suite 101. No cover. 806-410-1113)

The Chino Show: The Amarillo musician hosts a weekly karaoke and open jam session. (8 p.m., Throwbacks Sports Bar, 7150 S. Bell St. 806-418-4482)

Buster Bledsoe: The Amarillo country singer host a weekly open-mic night. (8 p.m., Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle. No cover. 806-352-3317)

Wicked Wednesdays: Amarillo DJs Frenzy and Sonny B spin. (8 p.m., Bodegas, 709 S. Polk St. Cover $2 after 11 p.m. 806-378-5790)

Old-School Jam Nights: DJ James Erik McMurry spins. (9 p.m., House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave. No cover. 806-677-6450)

B-Man's Karaoke at 6th Street Saloon: Sing along. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

DJ Element: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Guitars & Cadillacs, 3601 Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-322-7979)

Duke Tracy's Karaoke: Sing your favorites. (9 p.m., Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

Lil T Karaoke: Belt it out. (Plus 212 Club, 212 S.W. Sixth Ave., on the last Wednesday of every month.) (9 p.m., Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9063)

Open Mic Night: Thomas Thompson hosts this (mostly) weekly showcase. (9 p.m., The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-322-1806)

DJ Grice: The Amarillo DJ spins most weeks. (Amarillo country singers Lee Scheetz and Eddie Siegel host occasional open mic nights.) (9 p.m., Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Sticks and Picks: Amarillo musicians Andrew Fox and Jordon McClain host this open jam. (9 p.m., Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. No cover.)

 

Thursdays

Andy Chase: The ​Amarillo folk singer-songwriter performs. (6 p.m., Leal's, 1619 S. Kentucky St. No cover. 806-359-5959)

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)

Open Mic Night: Amarillo country singers Buster Bledsoe and Colten Wilcher host. (7 p.m., Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Kickshikers: The Amarillo country band performs. (7 p.m., Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-379-6555, ext. 2999)

Bowling Night: Amarillo's DJ RoRo spins. (8 p.m., Eastridge Lanes, 5405 E. Amarillo Blvd. Cover $10. 806-383-9531)

College Night: Amarillo's DJ Oni spins; people with college IDs get in free. (8 p.m., Bodegas, 709 S. Polk St. Cover. 806-378-5790)

Bert Zuniga: The Amarillo DJ spins. (9 p.m., Old Buster's Lounge, 2204 S.E. 24th Ave. No cover. 806-379-8100)

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

Karaoke Joe: Sing along. (9 p.m., Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163)

Duke Tracy's Karaoke: Sing your favorites. (9 p.m., Duke Tracy's, 3101 S.W. 26th Ave. No cover. 806-351-0757)

Open Mic: Amarillo country singer Tommy Davis hosts this event. (9 p.m., 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. No cover. 806-356-0873)

 

Fridays

Stew Moss: The ​Amarillo bluesman performs. (6 p.m., The Big Texan Steak Ranch, 7701 E. Interstate 40. No cover. 806-372-6000)

Pete Y Los Releros: The mariachi band performs. (6:30 p.m., Bracero's Mexican Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-2395)

Andy Chase: The ​Amarillo singer-songwriter performs. (7 p.m., Napoli's Italian Restaurant, 700 S. Taylor St. No cover. 806-220-2588)

El Trio Cortez: The Amarillo ​mariachi band performs. (7 p.m., Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, 727 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-373-8889)

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. It's open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Call 806-371-5050.
  • Amarillo Public Library: Look for daily events for children (and book clubs for adults) throughout the summer at all branches. Call 806-378-3051.
  • Amarillo Railroad Museum: The museum, 3160 I Ave., is open 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Call 806-335-3333.
  • Amarillo Rock Climbing House: The attraction, 500 S. Fannin St., is open 2 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 2 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 8 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-418-2431.
  • Amarillo Suite Escape: Visitors can attempt to escape from three rooms with rotating themes at this attraction, 715 S. Lamar St. Hours are noon to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, plus by appointment. Cost is $20, plus tax. Call 806-640-3831.
  • Amarillo Zoo: The zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail, is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12, and free on Monday. Call 806-381-7911.
  • American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: The facility, 2601 E. Interstate 40, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (closed holidays). It will feature America's Horse in Art through Oct. 13. Admission is $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 veterans, $3 children ages 6 to 18 and free for active-duty military and children 5 and younger. Call 806-376-4811. 
  • Arts in the Sunset: The galleries, 3701 Plains Blvd., are generally open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission is free. Call 806-353-5700.
  • Bill’s Backyard Classics: The classic car and truck museum, 5309 S. Washington St., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older. Call 806-373-8194.
  • Caprock Canyons State Park: The canyon, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque, is open daily. Park admission of $4 adults, $2 seniors. Call 806-455-1492.
  • Cerulean Gallery: The gallery, 814 S. Taylor St., will feature Common Threads through Oct. 10. It's open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. Call 806-576-0063.
  • The Citadelle Art Museum: The Canadian art museum will feature Sordid & Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt's Etchings from Sept. 21 to Dec. 22. The museum is located at 520 Nelson Ave. in Canadian. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors and free children 17 and younger. Call 806-323-8899.
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center: The center currently features the Aviation exhibition; Rescue will open Sept. 22. Located at 1200 Streit Drive, it's is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays throughout the summer. Admission is $11 adults, $8 children and students (to age 22), military and seniors. Call 806-355-9547.
  • Escape the Trap House: This escape-room attraction, 12851 Interstate 27, features rotating rooms in the old home of Chainsaw Massacre haunted house. It's open 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $25. Call 806-337-0749.
  • Extreme Laser Tag: Take aim at this indoor attraction, 2503 S.W. 45th Ave. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment. Admission is $6, plus tax, per person per game; group rates available. Call 806-367-8954.
  • Harrington House: The historic home, 1600 S. Polk St., features free tours conducted on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 806-374-5490.
  • Kwahadi Indian Museum: Celebrate the legacy of the Native American population on the Plains and the Kwahadi Dancers at this museum, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Admission $5 adults, $3 children. Hours are noon to 5 pm. Thursdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays in June, July and August, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from September through May. Call 806-335-3175.
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area: The park, located 50 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch, is open 24 hours a day. The area also includes Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. Admission is free. Call 806-857-3151.
  • Palo Duro 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, features Gary Goldberg's Texas Singer-Songwriters: An Americana Portrait through Sept. 12, then Michael Amato's Fear Culture, U.S.A. beginning Sept. 17. It's open 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 5:50 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-345-5654.
  • Sports World: This attraction, 9400 Canyon Drive, offers miniature golf and a go-kart track. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-331-7223. 
  • Starlight Ranch Event Center: The event center's zip lines, a 10,000-square-foot maze, miniature golf and more are open 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. It's located at 1415 Sunrise Drive. Zip line prices are $25 for first ride, $7 for additional rides. Maze price is $5 per walkthrough. Day passes are $50; night passes (7 p.m. to midnight) are $40. Call 806-683-7883.
  • Texas Air & Space Museum: The museum, 10001 American Drive, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free; donations accepted. Call 806-335-9159.
  • Texas Panhandle War Memorial: The memorial, 4101 S. Georgia St., is open 24 hours a day year-round. Admission is free. Call 806-353-3300 or 806-674-0495.
  • Wildcat Bluff Nature Center: The center, 2301 N. Soncy Road, is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and children. Call 806-352-6007.
  • Wonderland Park: The park, 2601 Dumas Drive, will continue its 67th season through Sept. 3. 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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