Weekend Planner: Your guide to Amarillo-area fun for Sept. 20 to 27, with Tri-State Fair, 'Joseph,' CMA, DHDC's 'Rescue,' Bison Fest, more

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The Tri-State Fair & Rodeo will run through Sept. 22.
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By Chip Chandler — Producer

Fall arrives with more Tri-State Fair fun, music festivals, car shows, musicals and more. Check here for all of your options through Sept. 27!

 

Sept. 20

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

Visual Arts Faculty Show: Amarillo College art professors will show their work. (Opens Sept. 20. Amarillo College Common Lobby Gallery, located between Amarillo Museum of Art and the AC music building and Concert Hall Theatre. Free.)

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)

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)

Bun B: The Texas rapper will perform with Boome & The Skywalkers(8 p.m. Sept. 20, XR Downtown, 715 S. Polk St. Tickets $20 to $25. 806-437-0223)

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)

 

Sept. 21

Chamber Music Amarillo will open its season Sept. 21 and 22 in the Fibonacci Space.

Sordid & Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt's Etchings: This exhibition will feature original works by 17th century Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn, including 36 framed etchings executed between 1629 and 1654. (Sept. 21 to Dec. 22, The Citadelle Art Museum, 520 Nelson Ave. in Canadian. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and free children 17 and younger. 806-323-8899)

Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair continues. This is Eveline Rivers Coat Night, with $25 ride wristband with gate admission and new/gently used coat donation. (9:30 a.m. to midnight Sept. 19; 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)

Horns & Heels Roping: Top regional cowboys will compete in this three-day competition. (10 a.m. Sept. 21; continues through Sept. 23. Will Rogers Range Riders arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Admission free. 806-342-0600)

Maricela Aldaco: The Amarillo author will sign English and Spanish copies of her nonfiction book Helping Hands, which teaches children the importance of kindness. (4 p.m. Sept. 21, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Putting Out Fires: Firefighters from Amarillo Fire Department's Station 11 will offer fire-safety lessons and play mini-golf. (4 p.m. Sept. 21, Amarillo Public Library Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Horns & Heels Gala: Enjoy a high-class dining event and help raise funds for Advo Company's expansion. (6 p.m. Sept. 21, Advo, 5241 S. Washington St. Tickets $3,000 per table of eight; sponsorships are available. 806-342-0600)

Amarillo Police Department Benefit Fundraiser: Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and a soft drink, and support the men and women in blue. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St. Cost $7; proceeds benefit the APD Benefit Fund, which supports families of wounded or fallen officers. 806-378-4258)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Clark Griffin: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 21, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Jonathan Guidi & Touching Voodoo: The Amarillo rock band will perform at the new concert series(7​ p.m. Sept. 21, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

The Solano Project: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 21, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Tri-State Rodeo: The PRCA-sanctioned competition will return. (7 p.m. Sept. 21; continues through Sept. 22. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. $15, including fair admission. 806-376-7767)

Animal House: This Chamber Music Amarillo concert will feature a large ensemble performing Alain Ridout's Ferdinand the Bull, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Wind Quintet in E-Flat Major and Camille Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals(8 p.m. Sept. 21; continues Sept. 22. Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets $35. 806-236-3545)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Sept. 21, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Joker and Jester Comedy Tour: Comedians Jake Daniels and Tony Dijamco will bring their national tour back to town. (8 p.m. Sept. 21, Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

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. 21; continues through Sept. 23. Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Rio: The ​Santa Fe, N.M.-based jazz and bossa nova band will perform. (8 p.m. Sept. 21, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Texas Hits & A Miss: The country band will perform. (8 p.m. Sept. 21, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Esquire Jazz: The house band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 21, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

Reborn Country: The Lubbock country band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 21, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Chawn Cook & Sarah Adams: The Amarillo rockers (of Fracture 432 and Hangman, respectively) will give an acoustic show. (9:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

Johnny Rodriguez: The iconic Latin American country singer will perform at the Tri-State Fair. (9:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free with fair admission. 806-376-7767)

The Buffalo Ruckus: The Americana/roots band will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 21, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Lead Pony: The California rock band will bring its Gettin' Lost In and Around America tour to town. (10 p.m. Sept. 21, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Travis Meadows: The acclaimed singer-songwriter will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 21, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

Water Pong: Just like beer pong, but with H20. (10 p.m. Sept. 21; sign-up at 9:30 p.m. Recreation, 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 103 in Canyon. Entry fee $5 per team; 20 team limit. 806-656-0665)

Jam Session: Sit in for a late-night sesh. (midnight Sept. 21, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

 

Sept. 22

Wade Bowen will headline the Texas State Bison Music Festival with Tracy Byrd on Sept. 22 in Caprock Canyons State Park.

Rescue: The Don Harrington Discovery Center's new traveling exhibition will offer real-life simulations of fire safety missions, hands-on survival missions and more. (Sept. 22 to Jan. 19, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Admission $11 adults, $8 children, students, military and seniors. 806-355-9547)

Amarillo Race for the Cure: Downtown Amarillo will once again be colored pink with the return of this annual event, which will feature a 7 a.m. survivor breakfast, 8 a.m. 5K competitive race, and 9:15 a.m. fun run/walk. (7 a.m. Sept. 22, Amarillo National Bank Plaza II, 500 S. Taylor St. Entry fee $35 for adults, $30 for survivors, $20 for children, $40 the day of the race, $25 to "sleep in for the cure." 806-354-9706) 

Amarillo Tri-State Fair & Rodeo: The annual fair concludes. (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)

Amarillo Community Market: The outdoor, downtown farmers and artisans market returns for another season. The DustJackets will perform. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22; continues through Oct. 6. 1000 S. Polk St. Free. 806-335-6360)

Horns & Heels Roping: Top regional cowboys will compete in this three-day competition. (9 a.m. Sept. 22; continues through Sept. 23. Will Rogers Range Riders arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Admission free. 806-342-0600)

Texas State Bison Music Festival: The eighth annual festival will feature headliners Tracy Byrd and Wade Bowen with Mark PowellKevin DealZac Wilkerson and Ed Montana. An arts & crafts festival will open at 9 a.m. on Main Street in Quitaque, while music begins at 3 p.m. in the canyon. Proceeds benefit the Texas State Bison Herd Restoration Project. (9 a.m. Sept. 22, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Tickets $30, cooler fee $10. 806-455-1492)

Fall Cruizer Car Show: The Top of Texas Chevy Club will host its 31st annual show featuring 10 divisions. (10 a.m. Sept. 22, Area 14 at Thompson Park, 2401 Dumas Drive. Entry fee $20; proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels. 806-433-4471)

Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm and Maze: The family attraction opens for its new season, with a new giant corn maze, activities, games and more. (10 a.m to 9 p.m. Sept. 22; open weekends through Nov. 4. 12908 S. Bell St. Admission $13.95 plus tax for ages 3 and older; seniors $10 plus tax. ​Zip lines are an additional $2 per ride or $5 for three rides. Apples for the apple cannon are sold by medium or large buckets. 806-373-9600)

Pumpkin Fest: The Amarillo Botanical Gardens will celebrate the arrival of fall with this family festival featuring games, bouncy house, face painting, pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving contest and more. On Sept. 1, 8 and 15, a five-pound bag of candy will admit two adults or one adult and one child for free; candy will be used for the festival. (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $10 children, free for parents; lunch $5 for adults. 806-352-6513)

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. 22, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Veteran Fest 2018: Rockers Madison RisingChain Driven and Lifeless 2 Life will perform at a post-bike run concert at Texas Panhandle War Memorial. The run begins at noon Sept. 22 from the memorial to Caprock Canyons State Park and back. (4 p.m. Sept. 22, Texas Panhandle War Memorial, 4101 S. Georgia St. Tickets $10 advance, $15 at gate; bike run entry fee $10 per bike or cage, $15 per double. 806-410-6633)

Tattoo Story Time: Listen to a story about tattoos, meet a tattoo artist and get temporary ink yourself. (10:30 a.m. Sept. 22, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Col. Charles Goodnight Chuckwagon Cook-Off: Tour Saints' Roost Museum and enjoy authentic chuckwagon meals at this 23rd annual event. (1 p.m. Sept. 22, Saints' Roost Museum, 610 E. Harrington St. in Clarendon. Tickets $15. 806-874-3335)

Yak and Yark: Ages 12 and older can take part in this workshop. Bring a skein of variegated yarn and size H crochet hook. (3 p.m. Sept. 22, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Flights & Bites: Enjoy three flights of wine and three small plate pairings from Cowboy Gelato Smokehouse(6 p.m. Sept. 22, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Tickets $30. 806-488-2214)

Jim Gardner: The Amarillo pianist will perform. (6 p.m. Sept. 22, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Wing Wars: Pig out on assorted wings and enjoy music from Texas country favorite William Clark Green at the annual wing-cooking competition for Amarillo Montessori Academy(6 p.m. Sept. 22, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $30 for adults, $12 ages 6 to 12 and $60 VIP admission, plus fees. 806-353-3871 or info@amarillomontessori.com)

Liquid Jimi: The Amarillo rock band will perform at the new concert series(7​ p.m. Sept. 22, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Sissy Brown: The Oklahoma honky-tonker will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 22, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Talk Like a Pirate Party: Celebrate the national yo-ho-holiday with rum punch, beer, wine, food, games, costume contest and more. (7 p.m. Sept. 22, Gallery on 7th, 513 S.W. Seventh Ave. Free. 806-681-0821)

Tri-State Rodeo: The PRCA-sanctioned competition will conclude. (7 p.m. Sept. 22, Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. $15, including fair admission. 806-376-7767)

Josh Paulson: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Animal House: This Chamber Music Amarillo concert will feature a large ensemble performing Alain Ridout's Ferdinand the Bull, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Wind Quintet in E-Flat Major and Camille Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals(8 p.m. Sept. 22, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets $35. 806-236-3545)

The A-Town Rockers: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (8 p.m. Sept. 22, 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. 22; continues through Sept. 23. Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Rio: The ​Santa Fe, N.M.-based jazz and bossa nova band will perform. (8 p.m. Sept. 22, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Shakehands Ping-Pong Tournament: The competitive garage pong circuit's latest tournament has room for 32 players. (8 p.m. Sept. 22, 1307 N. Forest St. Entry fee $10.)

Soulicious: The Amarillo soul band will perform. (8:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

Strange Saints: The Amarillo country-rock band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 22, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Your Brother's Uncle: The Lubbock country band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 22, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

David Michael Selbo: The traveling musician will bring his Light Years Tour to town. (9:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

Gary P. Nunn: The iconoclastic Texas country singer will perform at the Tri-State Fair. (9:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free with fair admission. 806-376-7767)

As We Are: The Illinois rock band will perform with Lifeless 2 Life(10 p.m. Sept. 22, Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5. 806-803-9063)

Mount Ivy: The Amarillo indie rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 22, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Ross Cooper: The Texas country singer-songwriter will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 22, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Cover.)

 

Sept. 23

Amarillo Little Theatre's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will close Sept. 23.

Horns & Heels Roping: Top regional cowboys will compete in this three-day competition. (9 a.m. Sept. 23, Will Rogers Range Riders arena, 313 W. Loop 335 South. Admission free. 806-342-0600)

The Sale: This new shopping event bills itself as a boutique garage sale, featuring Amarillo vendors offering home decor, women's clothing, jewelry, shoes and more. Proceeds will benefit Eveline's Sunshine Cottage and the Eveline Rivers Christmas Project(9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23, Eveline Rivers Christmas Project Warehouse, 314 S. Jefferson St. Admission $5. 512-771-4908)

Jazz and Champagne Brunch: Enjoy hot tunes and bubbly drinks at this fundraiser for Arts in the Sunset. The Martinis will perform, and Lost Cajun will cater brunch. Artists from the expansive gallery will sell works, and children's activities are planned, as well. (11:30 a.m. Sept. 23, 3701 Plains Blvd. Tickets $20 for adults, $5 children ages 8 and younger; tables available from $250 to $1,000. 806-310-2600)

Yellow City Flea: The new, monthly curated craftsman/artisan market will move to Six Car Pub & Brewery for the month. (Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 23, 625 S. Polk St. Free admission. 806-373-6613)

Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm and Maze: The family attraction opens for its new season, with a new giant corn maze, activities, games and more. (1 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23; open weekends through Nov. 4. 12908 S. Bell St. Admission $13.95 plus tax for ages 3 and older; seniors $10 plus tax. ​Zip lines are an additional $2 per ride or $5 for three rides. Apples for the apple cannon are sold by medium or large buckets. 806-373-9600)

Art in the Park: Amarillo artists of all stripes will display work at this new festival, which also will feature food trucks and music from Brian Wynne & The Radio Band(2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 23, Sam Houston Park, 4101 Line Ave. Free. 806-279-0282)

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. 23, Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Helen Blackburn and Mila Abbasova: The flute and piano professors will give a joint recital. (3 p.m. Sept. 23, West Texas A&M University Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Free. 806-681-2840)

 

Sept. 24

Touring comic Zach Pugh will perform Sept. 24 at T's Bar.

USS Indianapolis: The Legacy: The 2015 documentary will screen in a special tribute to Cleatus Lebow, the last living survivor of the ship's sinking in World War II. (For more on Lebow, watch our special Live Here episode.) Tenor Steve Amerson also will perform. (5:45 p.m. Sept. 24, Embassy Suites Amarillo, 550 S. Buchanan St. 806-681-1418)

Survive!: Pick up some basic survival skills, including braiding paracords, plant and animal identification and more. (6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

Harvest Moon Full Moon Hike: Pre-registration is required for this special hike in Palo Duro Canyon(7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Comedy Night: Comic Zach Pugh will headline, with featured act Skylar Potter and host Matt Villegas(9 p.m. Sept. 24, T's Bar, 700 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $5. 806-418-6649)

 

Sept. 25

Fourth Tuesday Book Club: Join the discussion of If Oceans Were Ink by Carla Powers. (11 a.m. Sept. 25, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Amarillo College Suzuki Solo Recital: Student musicians will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 25, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5340)

Chera Hammons poetry reading: The award-winning Amarillo poet will offer works about Amarillo and the American West. (7 p.m. Sept. 25, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Free. 806-651-5238)

Exhumed: The death metal band will headline a noisy night also featuring Never the VictimHorrid DemiseLa Muerte NegraProtect Your Neck and SpitLife(7 p.m. Sept. 25, T's Bar, 700 S.W. 10th Ave. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at door. 806-418-6649)

Fred Fuller: The folk singer will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 25, Cask & Cork, 5461 McKenna Square, Suite 101. No cover. 806-410-1113)

 

Sept. 26

Touring comic/musician Mishka Shubaly will perform Sept. 26 at Leftwood's.

Bulls, Brats and Beer: Meet 2018-19 Amarillo Bulls players, get some inside knowledge of the game and even test out the ice while enjoying food and brews. (6 p.m. Sept. 26, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Hospitality Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $15 non-season ticket holders, $12 season ticket holders. 806-242-1122) 

Same-Sex Speed Dating: Take a chance on meeting a fellow single. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

Mishka Shubaly: The touring musician/comic will return to town with Amarillo comic Skylar Potter opening. (10 p.m. Sept. 26, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Girls Night Out: Expect lots of pecs and baby oil at this male revue. (8:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Tickets $19.95, $27.95 and $34.95, plus fees. 806-367-6163.)

Jonathan Brown: The hip-hop artist will perform after the weekly open-mic night. (9 p.m. Sept. 26, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

 

Sept. 27

"Transformers: The Movie" returns to big screens Sept. 27.
Courtesy Fathom

Downtown Lunchtime Book Club: Join the discussion of John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meaney(12:15 p.m. Sept. 27, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

La Bella's on Olsen Live: Regional singer-songwriter Hilary Marie will perform for the concert series. (5:30 p.m. Sept. 27, La Bella's, 3801 S. Olsen Blvd. No cover. 806-352-5050)

Una Gran Cena: David Elizalde, owner of David's Quality Electric and David's Quality Contracting, will give the keynote address at this celebration of Amarillo Wesley Community Center(6 p.m. Sept. 27, Polk Street United Methodist Church, 1401 S. Polk St. Tickets $40; sponsorships available. 806-372-7960)

Signature Chefs: Several top Amarillo culinary minds will be showcased in this March of Dimes fundraiser. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Embassy Suites Downtown, 550 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $200; sponsorships available. 806-670-0188)

Sunset & Songwriters: The monthly potluck dinner and concert will feature Fine & Dandy. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, 2301 N. Soncy Road. Cover $5. 806-352-6007)

Yvonne Perea: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Black Cat Bone: The Lubbock duo will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 27, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

Dave Martinez: The Amarillo/Lubbock singer-songwriter will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 27, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Delicious Wishes Burger Bash: The third-annual competition to decide the best burger in the Panhandle will return, with restaurants and cook teams competing. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish North Texas(7 p.m. Sept. 27, Cornerstone Ranch Event Center, 1901 Cement Plant Road. Tickets $50 each; sponsorships available. 806-358-9943)

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. 27, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

Greg Meek: The Amarillo musician will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 27, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

Is Good Taste Teachable?: Author and art world veteran Maxwell Anderson will discuss techniques to evaulate fine art and design in this Ladd Lecture presentation. (7 p.m. Sept. 27, Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. Tickets $40. 806-371-5050)

Passion: The contemporary Christian band will perform with Louie Giglio and Travis Greene(7 p.m. Sept. 27. Hillside Christian Church West, 6100 S. Soncy Road. Tickets $25 general, $20 college students, $40 deluxe, plus fees. 855-484-1991)

Poetry Circle: Enjoy works by others or share your own at this monthly event from High Plains Poetry Project. (7 p.m. Sept. 27, Burrowing Owl Books, 419 16th St. in Canyon. Free. 806-282-9888)

Bomb City Rhythm: The Amarillo jazz combo will perform. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, The Drunken Oyster, 7606 S.W. 45th Ave. No cover. 806-418-6668)

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!): This fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek West Texas A&M University production pays tribute to the greats of the Great White Way. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 27; continues through Oct. 7. WT's Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. Tickets $16 adults, free for WT students, faculty and staff. 806-651-2804)

Frank Demos: The Amarillo one-man band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 27, Cask & Cork, 5461 McKenna Square, Suite 101. No cover. 806-410-1113)

Final Thursday Medley Melee: This variety show featuring burlesque, sideshow, singing, poetry and comedy will be hosted by BJ Productions. (10 p.m. Sept. 27, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

 

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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