Weekend Planner: Your guide to Amarillo-area fun for Sept. 27 to Oct. 4, with 'Musicals,' reptiles, FlintFest, haunts, music, more

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WTAMU Theatre's "The Musical of Musicals" opens Sept. 27.
Photo by Callie Hisek

By Chip Chandler — Producer

September ends and October begins with tons of fun. Check here for all of your options through Oct. 4!

 

Sept. 27

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

Hell Fest: A masked slasher goes wild on Halloween in a horror theme park. (previews Sept. 27, opens Sept. 28. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Little Women: Louisa May Alcott's classic story is updated to modern times in this new take. (Don't worry, Amy's probably still the absolute worst.) (previews Sept. 27, opens Sept. 28. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Night School: Kevin Hart takes one from Rodney Dangerfield's book and goes back to get his GED, facing off with a fiery teacher (Tiffany Haddish) in the process. (previews Sept. 27, opens Sept. 28. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Smallfoot: Channing Tatum voices a yeti who believes that humans exist. And Zendaya is Meechee(previews Sept. 27, opens Sept. 28. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

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)

King Lear: Sir Ian McKellen stars in a West End production of Shakespeare's classic drama, filmed live and streamed one night only. (7 p.m. Sept. 27, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

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)

Transformers: The Movie: The 1986 animated feature returns to the big screen for one night. (7 p.m Sept. 27, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

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)

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes: Deku and All Might must save Hero Society when I-Expo is hacked. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 27; continues through Oct. 2. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

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)

 

Sept. 28

Sarah McQuaid will perform Sept. 28 for a Living Room Concert for High Plains Public Radio.

Papillon: Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek star in this remake of the 1973 Steve McQueen/Dustin Hoffman prison-break film(Opens Sept. 28. Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

The Wife: Glenn Close stars in this anticipated drama about a writer's spouse who questions her life choices when her husband wins the Nobel Prize. (Opens Sept. 28. Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40)

D'Town BBQ Cookoff: Enjoy a fajita dinner, then stick around for a screening of Spider-Man: Homecoming in the kickoff to the annual festival. (5:30 p.m. Sept. 29, McDade Park, 1329 Durrett Ave. Dinner $10, movie free. 806-935-2123)

Final Friday Art Bazaar: This monthly event includes a group "Spooky September" art show, bazaar and homemade crafts. (5:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Gallery on 7th, 513 S.W. Seventh Ave. Free. 806-681-0821)

Frank Demos: The Amarillo one-man band will perform. (6 p.m. Sept. 28, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10 after 7 p.m. 806-584-9571)

Jim Livingston Calendar Release Party: Get an early copy of the Amarillo photographer's 2019 calendar, plus enjoy live music, food and drinks. (6 p.m. Sept. 28, Studio3313, 3313 S.W. Sixth Ave. Free. 806-318-3956)

Mariposa Fall Fest: Sample local art and music from Draven Cruz, Lake Dads, Smooth Taste and Koty Potts at this new festival. (6 p.m. Sept. 28, Mariposa Eco Village, 1501 N. Soncy Road. Suggested donation $5. 806-463-9324)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Ace Rodriguez and Andy Solano: The Amarillo rockers will play. (7 p.m. Sept. 28, Off the Hook Seafood, 626 S. Polk St., Suite 200. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Boss 420: The Amarillo rock band will perform at the new concert series(7​ p.m. Sept. 28, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

Clarke Paige: The Amarillo musician will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 28, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

John Tice: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will play. (7 p.m. Sept. 28, Moondoggy's Pizza & Pub, 626 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-350-1400)

Junior Vasquez: The Lubbock musician will perform. (7 p.m. Sept. 28, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

6th Street Massacre: The Route 66 haunt returns. (7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 28; continues Fridays and Saturdays through October, plus Oct. 31. 3015 S.W. Sixth Ave. Admission $25. 806-337-0749)

Amarillo Bulls: The Bulls will continue their eighth season with a two-night stand against the Topeka Pilots(7:05 p.m. Sept. 28; continues Sept. 29. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $23 adults, $9 to $23 children, plus fees. 806-242-1122)

The Fwoops: The Amarillo jazz combo will perform. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, 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. 28; 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)

Sarah McQuaid: The folk guitarist and singer-songwriter will perform for a Living Room Concert for High Plains Public Radio(7:30 p.m. Sept. 28; doors open at 7 p.m. Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St. Suggested donation $15. 806-367-9088)

Eddie Esler: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (8 p.m. Sept. 28, Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. No cover. 806-576-3396)

Jazz on 6th: Pianist T.K. Conrad will kick off Chamber Music Amarillo's jazz season with a Straight from Left Coast Portland concert. (8 p.m. Sept. 28. Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets $15. 806-236-3545)

Johnny Reverb: The Amarillo blues giant will perform with Texas Blues Rangers. (8 p.m. Sept. 28, Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-6698)

Lindsey Lane: The Amarillo country singer will perform. (8 p.m. Sept. 28, Joe Daddy's, 2108 Paramount Blvd. No cover. 806-463-7900)

Mike Heuer: The ​Denver soul musician will perform. (8 p.m. Sept. 28, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Sunny Sauceda y Todo Eso: The Tejano band will perform in Amarillo. (8 p.m. Sept. 28, Tejano Wild West, 1200 S.E. 10th Ave. Tickets $15. 806-340-3313)

The Martinis: The Amarillo combo will perform. (8:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

Midnight Express: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 28, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Live music: A TBD band will perform. (9:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

Hangman: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 28, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $7 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

Jen Williams & The Pottymouths: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 28, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Mic Vets Tour: Rappers Mr. P Chill and Cleen will perform with special guests. (10 p.m. Sept. 28, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Sept. 29

Kyle Park will headline the Canadian River Beach Club Calf Fry & BBQ Competition on Sept. 29.

Amarillo Downtown Lions Club Pancake & Sausage Festival: Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast, a chalk art contest, car show and a bike/trike show. (7 a.m. to noon Sept. 29, Tascosa High School, 3921 Westlawn. Tickets $6 in advance, $8 at the door; $15 entry kindergarten-fifth or $20 sixth-adult for chalk art; $20 entry fee car and bike/trike shows. 806-373-0648)

Amarillo Community Market: The outdoor, downtown farmers and artisans market returns for another season. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29; continues through Oct. 6. 1000 S. Polk St. Free. 806-335-6360)

Canadian River Beach Club Calf Fry & BBQ competition: This IBCA-sanctioned cook-off sounds nuts, but who's to judge? The party also will feature food samples, a craft show, bounce houses and music from both Texas country star Kyle Park and newcomer band Shea Abshier & The Nighthowlers(9 a.m. Sept. 29, Canadian River Beach Club, 1101 N. Sixth St. in Canadian. Tickets $20 adults, $10 children ages 6 to 17. 806-217-2703)

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

FlintFest: Area flintknappers will gather at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument to demonstrate the making of arrowheads, spear points, scrapers and knife blades like the earliest residents of this area did thousands of years ago. (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument near Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. Free. 806-857-6680)

Get Down on Route 66 Walk: The Panhandle Down Syndrome Guild will host its 17th annual Buddy Walk, which also will feature food, games and prizes. (9 a.m. Sept. 29, Sam Houston Park, 4101 Line Ave. Free; T-shirts $25. 806-670-1568 or 806-678-4450)

Panhandle Team Penning & Sorting: Cowboy up. (9 a.m. Sept. 29; continues Sept. 30. Bill Cody Arena on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

D'Town BBQ Cookoff: Enjoy vendors and sample brisket, ribs, pork shoulder/butt, chicken and beans in this day-long festival. (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29, McDade Park, 1329 Durrett Ave. Free; $1 per vote for people's choice. 806-935-2123)

Amarillo Helium Time Monument Unveiling: Celebrate the opening of the monument's 50-year time capsule and witness the sealing of a capsule to be opening in 2093. (10 a.m. to noon Sept. 29, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Free. 806-355-9547)

Autumn Street Fest: The downtown Canyon square will be packed with vendors, pumpkin painting, a pet parade, farmers market and more at this second annual event. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29, downtown Canyon. Free. 806- 656-6833)

Top O' Texas Trade Days: Shop regional vendors at this quarterly expo(10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29, Pampa Mall, 2545 Perryton Parkway in Pampa. 806-486-7553)

Tri-State Reptile Expo: One of the region's largest reptile shows will feature snakes, amphibians, lizards and all sorts of invertebrates. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29; continues Sept. 30. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $10 adults, $5 children. 936-256-0707)

CASA Game Day: Enjoy an indoor tailgate party with games on multiple screens, silent auction and more. Proceeds benefit Amarillo Area CASA(10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 29, The Gem, 2203 S. Austin St. Tickets $25. 806-373-2272)

Above and Beyond: Thus Discovery documentary celebrates NASA's 60th anniversary. (12:55 p.m. Sept. 29; continues Oct. 3. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes: Deku and All Might must save Hero Society when I-Expo is hacked. (12:55 p.m. Sept. 29; continues through Oct. 2. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

Ghost of the Prairie: Learn about the resilient, but still endangered black-footed ferret. (1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 29, Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12. 806-381-7911) 

Native American Games: Children 12 and younger can learn about Native American fun and culture. (2 p.m. Sept. 29, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Free with park admission of $4 adults, $2 seniors. 806-455-1492)

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

Great Epilepsy Steakout: Chow down on freshly grilled steaks at this country-chic gala. The Big Texan will provide food, while Amarillo country act The Buster Bledsoe Band will perform. The event also will feature casino games and a live and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Epilepsy Foundation Texas — West Texas(6 p.m. Sept. 29, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $60; sponsorships available. Music-only tickets $10. 806-352-5426)

Cash Taylor: The Lubbock musician will perform with Troy Glover. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Hotel Turkey, 201 Third St. in Turkey. No cover. 806-423-1151)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Witches' Twilight Glo Run: Take a late-evening run or a one-mile fun walk and enjoy some trick or treating as well. Proceeds benefit Hope Lives Here(6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, 2301 N. Soncy Road. Entry fee $30 before Sept. 10; $10 per child for fun walk, $5 for parents. 806-676-3816)

Amarillo Scaregrounds Sneak Peek: An early look at the new haunts at Amarillo Scaregrounds will scare up funds for Mustard Street Charities(7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 29. 2736 S.W. 10th Ave. Tickets $25. 806-367-9516)

Bar Z Live Music: Mary Lyn Halley and Dean Yates of Insufficient Funds will perform, and a food truck will be on site. (7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29, Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541. Cover $10 for non-Wine Club members. 806-488-2214)

Big Daddy Weave: The contemporary Christian band will perform with Brandon Heath(7 p.m. Sept. 29, Potter County Memorial Stadium, 3300 S.E. Third Ave. Tickets $20 to $75, plus fees. 806-372-2285)

Caffeinated Comedy: Amarillo comedians (lineup TBA) will face off in three rounds — five-minute sets, improv and roasting. Audience members will vote on the winning city. Host is Matt Villegas. Show is for ages 18 and older. (7 p.m. Sept. 29, Urbana Coffee Works, 5215 Coulter St., Suite 100. 806-803-9022)

Chawn Cook & Sarah Adams: The Amarillo rockers (of Fracture 432 and Hangman, respectively) will give an acoustic show. (7 p.m. Sept. 29, Wild Bill's Fillin' Station, 3811 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-372-4500)

Moon Dog: The Amarillo rock band will perform at the new concert series(7​ p.m. Sept. 29, I Don't Know Sports Bar & Grill, 1301 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-331-7985)

6th Street Massacre: The Route 66 haunt returns. (7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 29; continues Fridays and Saturdays through October, plus Oct. 31. 3015 S.W. Sixth Ave. Admission $25. 806-337-0749)

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. (7 p.m. Sept. 29, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Amarillo Bulls: The Bulls will continue their eighth season with a two-night stand against the Topeka Pilots(7:05 p.m. Sept. 29, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $23 adults, $9 to $23 children, plus fees. 806-242-1122)

Amarillo College Piano Series: Pianists from the Lilian Centro de Musica in Brazil will perform. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5340)

Johnny Reverb: The Amarillo blues-rock great will perform. (7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, 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. 29; 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)

Mike Heuer: The ​Denver soul musician will perform. (8 p.m. Sept. 29, Metropolitan — A Speakeasy, 9181 Town Square Blvd. No cover. 806-242-0117)

Paleos of the Panhandle: Learn more about Caprock Canyon's ancient settlers and their reliance on native bison in this special presentation. Bring a flashlight. (8 p.m. Sept. 29, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Free with park admission of $4 adults, $2 seniors. 806-455-1492)

Sunny Sauceda y Todo Eso: The Tejano band will perform in Wheeler. (8 p.m. Sept. 29, Tom Britt Park, 518 S. Osage St. in Wheeler. Tickets $15www.starpowertickets.com)

Alma Quartet: The Lubbock jazz band will perform. (8:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

Panhandle Wind: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 29, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St. Cover $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873)

Texas Tumbleweed Junction: The Amarillo country band will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 29, Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-373-9149)

Live Music: A TBD band will perform. (9:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd. Cover. 806-355-6600)

The Bastard Sons of David Hasselhoff: The Amarillo punk band will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 29, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)

Lisa Nicole: The Canadian country music singer will perform (as in the country, not the Texas town). (10 p.m. Sept. 29, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Cover $5 for men, free for women. 806-367-6163)

J. Trial Band: The Amarillo indie rock band will perform. (10 p.m. Sept. 29, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-367-9840)

Kingz One: The Latin pop band will perform at Z's Birthday Bash. BYOB. (10 p.m. Sept. 29, Fresh Start Community Center, 612 N. Polk St. Cover $15 each, $25 couples, $17 at door. 806-626-8866)

 

Sept. 30

The Tri-State Reptile Expo will return Sept. 29 and 30.

Panhandle Team Penning & Sorting: Cowboy up. (9 a.m. Sept. 30, Bill Cody Arena on Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3701 E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-7767)

Tri-State Reptile Expo: One of the region's largest reptile shows will feature snakes, amphibians, lizards and all sorts of invertebrates. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $10 adults, $5 children. 936-256-0707)

My Neighbor Totoro: The Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 continues with this beloved fantasy adventure. (12:55 p.m. Sept. 30 [English-dubbed]; continues Oct. 1 and 3. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

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. (2:30 p.m. Sept. 30; 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)

The N!te Owls: The folk-rock duo will perform. (9 p.m. Sept. 30, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

 

Oct. 1

"My Neighbor Totoro" will screen Oct. 1 and 3 as part of the Studio Ghibli Fest 2018.
Courtesy Fathom

My Neighbor Totoro: The Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 continues with this beloved fantasy adventure. (7 p.m. Oct. 1 [subtitled]; continues Oct. 3. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Counterpunch: The Chicago skatepunk band will perform with openers Honey Badger(10 p.m. Oct. 1, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-367-9840)

 

Oct. 2

The Jazztober concert series will return Oct. 2.
Photo by Ralph Duke

Cinergy Amarillo opening: Amarillo's newest multiplex is scheduled to screen its first films. (Oct. 2, 9201 Cinergy Square near Town Square Village. 806-414-3600)

Tracing Light: Landscapes from Maui: Artist Catherine Prose explores a traumatic vacation to Hawaii in this exhibition. (Oct. 2 to 27, Dord Fitz Formal Gallery at West Texas A&M University's Mary Moody Northen Hall. Free. 806-651-2799)

Jazztober: The Jim Laughlin Quartet will perform for the free Center City outdoor jazz series. (6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2; continues throgh Oct. 23. Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 1000 S. Polk St. Free. 806-372-6744)

Poetics of Crisis: Latinx Expression Today: Poets Sarah A. Chavez and Eloisa Amezcua will read works and speak in a roundtable discussion with Lisa Garza as part of West Texas A&M University's Distinguished Lecture Series. (6 p.m. Oct. 2, Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall on the Canyon campus. Free. 806-651-2466)

Tennessee Tuckness: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will be featured on the FireSongs concert series. (7 p.m. Oct. 2, Fire Slice Pizzeria, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10. No cover. 806-331-2232)

The Trump Prophecy: This conservative fantasy film follows a firefighter's attempts to live up to an apparently divine edict. (7 p.m. Oct. 2; continues Oct. 4. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive.)

 

Oct. 3

Skylar Potter will host a Comedy Open Mic Night for Yellow City Comedy on Oct. 3 at Whiskey River.

Hispanic Heritage Luncheon: Georgia Estrada, the first Hispanic woman elected as a Potter County Constable, will be the keynote speaker for the annual event, which will recognize members of Amarillo's Hispanic community. (11:45 a.m. Oct. 3, Amarillo Wesley Community Center, 1615 S. Roberts St. Tickets $20; $150 for table of eight. 806-570-8644)

Vibrant Vocab: This biweekly storytime focuses on building vocabularies. (3:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

STEM Lab: This monthly program on Science, Engineering, Technology and Math continues with an exploration of soap. (4 p.m. Oct. 3, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Bulls, Beers & Brats: This guys' night will offer Hockey 101 education, a bratwurst bar, two free drinks, locker room tour, shoot-to-win contest and two tickets to the Oct. 6 Amarillo Bulls game. (6 p.m. Oct. 3, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Entrance 7, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $15 or $12 for season-ticket holders. 806-242-1122)

Above and Beyond: The Discovery documentary celebrates NASA's 60th anniversary. (7 p.m. Oct. 3, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Kim & The Crash: The Amarillo rock band will perform. (7 p.m. Oct. 3, Teddy Jack's Armadillo Grill, 5080 S. Coulter St. No cover. 806-322-0113)

My Neighbor Totoro: The Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 continues with this beloved fantasy adventure. (7 p.m. Oct. 3 [English-dubbed], United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive) 

Hollow Hearts Tour: Singer-songwriters Marie Manning and Nova Rush will perform. (9 p.m. Oct. 3, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Comedy Open Mic: Amateur and professional comics can take their turn at the mic at this evening hosted by Amarillo comic Skylar Potter of Yellow City Comedy & Productions(9 p.m. Oct. 3, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. No cover. 806-367-6163.)

 

Oct. 4

Opportunity School's LIPS fundraiser is Oct. 4.
Provided photo

A Star Is Born: Bradley Cooper (who also directs and co-writes) and Lady Gaga scream new life into this oft-told Hollywood tale. (Previews Oct. 4; opens Oct. 5. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Venom: Tom Hardy stars in this edgy, horror-tinged comic-book tale about a symbiotic alien who causes his host body (that's Hardy) quite a bit of trouble. (Previews Oct. 4; opens Oct. 5. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Digital Photo Retouching: Learn more about the latest technology. (10 a.m. Oct. 4, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-6022)

Chamber After Hours: Network over food and drinks at this free Amarillo Chamber of Commerce event; chamber membership is not required. (5 p.m. Oct. 4, Casey Carpet One, 3500 W. Interstate 40. Free. 806-373-7800)

The HeArt of CASA: West Texas A&M University graphic design students created pieces inspired by drawings by child clients of Amarillo Area CASA, which will be sold in a silent auction fundraiser. (5:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Rocking OT, 3100 S.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets $75; $25 for WTAMU students, faculty and staff. 806-373-2272)

Coming of Age on a Southwest Cultural Borderland: A New Mexico Story: Author David Wallace Adams will discuss this book Three Roads to Magdalena in this event for Center for the Study of the American West(6 p.m. Oct. 4, Jack B. Kelley Legacy Hall at West Texas A&M University. Free. 806-651-5238)

LIPS 2018: The annual Opportunity School fundraiser will move to a lip-sync battle format, pitting groups in head-to-head competitions for celebrity judges. (6 p.m. Oct. 4, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St. TIckets $75; sponsorships available. 806-373-4245)

Mike Fuller: The Amarillo folk singer-songwriter will perform. (6:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Pescaraz, 3415 S. Bell St., Suite K. No cover. 806-350-5430)

Bloody Disgusting Presents: The three-week film series will continue with a double feature of Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989) and Amityville 1992: It's About Time(7 p.m. Oct. 4; continues Oct. 11. United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd.)

First Thursday Art + Music: The monthly party at The 806 Coffee + Lounge will feature Halloween art by Josh Connelly and Courtney Brown and music from DJ Rupert the Duke(7 p.m. Oct. 4, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Richard Misrach: Border Cantos: The photographer will discuss the Border Cantos | Sonic Border exhibition currently on view at Amarillo Museum of Art(7 p.m. Oct. 4, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Free. 806-371-5050)

Salsa Night: DJ Javier Chaparro will spin. (7 p.m. Oct. 4, Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Cover $10. 806-584-9571)

Stoner Dave and Hillbilly Jim: The Clyde Jynkyns Band members will perform. (7 p.m. Oct. 4, The Handle Bar & Grill, 3415 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-803-9538)

The Trump Prophecy: This conservative fantasy film follows a firefighter's attempts to live up to an apparently divine edict. (7 p.m. Oct. 4, United Artists Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd., and Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

The Good-Night: Amarillo College student playwright Jason Driver explores how a group of people deal with a cataclysmic event in this original play. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 4; continues through Oct. 7. Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Tickets $8 adults, $6 students, AC employees and seniors. 806-371-5359)

The Jim Laughlin Quartet: The Amarillo jazz combo will perform. (7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 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. Oct. 4; 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)

 

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)

Kilo Road: The Amarillo band hosts an open-mic session. (7 p.m., Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover. 806-331-7305)

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 will test your knowledge in a variety of subjects. (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)

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

College and Ladies Night: No cover for either group weekly. (7 p.m., Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. 806-584-9571)

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)

Ace & Andy: The Solano Project members perform. (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, plus Burning Ring of Fire beginning Oct. 26. 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 through 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 Rescue. 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 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 Michael Amato's Fear Culture, U.S.A. beginning Sept. 17, then Joann Pruitt's Looking Down  beginning Oct. 29. 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.
  • 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.

 

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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