Winter Entertainment Preview

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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

The winter months are burning up with fun. See what events, concerts, fundraisers and more are waiting for you through March.

A few notes: 

  • Click the event title for more information.
  • Except for special events, I'm limiting the concert listings to touring bands to make this list somewhat more manageable; check our Friday music listings every week to see where all of your local favorites are playing.
  • This list is fluid. Check back for updates.
  • All listings are subject to change.

 

January

Jan. 11: Honeywise

The Iowa folk duo kicks off a season of new concerts at Leftwoods. (10 p.m. Jan. 11, Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; free. 806-367-9840)

Jan. 12: Lybecker

The alt-rock band will be joined by Trevor Fulgham for an Amarillo concert. (6 p.m. Jan. 12, Generation Next, 3503 S.W. Sixth Ave.; free. 806-372-7841)

Jan. 12: Music at the Bluff

Amarillo folk-rock band The DustJackets will perform at the monthly potluck dinner at the nature center. (6:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, 2301 N. Soncy Road; $5. 806-352-6007)

Jan. 12: Jennifer Westwood & The Handsome Devils

Expect a night of rock, blues and soul from this Detroit band. (10 p.m. Jan. 12, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

Jan. 13 to 15: McCracken Team Roping

Crack competitors will kick up some dust. (8 a.m. Jan. 13 to 15, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767)

Jan. 13 to 21: The Sunset Limited

Acting troupe Merely Players tackles a two-man drama by Cormac McCarthy (Blood Meridian). (7:30 p.m. Jan. 13-14 and Jan. 20-21, Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus; $10 adults, $7 seniors and students. 806-358-6215 or 806-371-5359)

Jan. 13 to Feb. 24: The Sky's the Limit

Cerulean Gallery celebrates its second anniversary and its move to a new location with a show featuring Frederica Dodson Anderson, Ron Hall, Robin Hazard, Xan Sinclair Koonce, Mitch McGee and Sloane Snure Paullus. (6 p.m. Jan. 13 opening reception; show hangs through Feb. 24, 814 S. Taylor St., free. 806-576-0063) 

Jan. 13: Rodney Carrington

The ribald, countrified comedian returns to town with his Here Comes the Truth tour. (7 p.m. Jan. 13, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.; $41.75 or $176.75 [VIP], plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Jan. 13: Snailmate

The funk/hip-hop/electronica band returns. (8 p.m. Jan. 13, The 806, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; free, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Jan. 13: Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Cody Canada & The Departed and Bri Bagwell

This collection of Red Dirt and Texas country favorites team up for an Amarillo show that was originally scheduled for Azteca Music Hall (contact the hall at 806-355-9990 for refunds). (9 p.m. Jan. 13, Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road; $20 general admission, $100 reserved tables.)

Jan. 13: The Chad Todd Band (Canceled due to weather)

The Oklahoma City country band hits town. (9 p.m. Jan. 13, 6th Street Saloon, 609 S. Independence St.; $5 for guys and free for women. 806-356-0873) 

Jan. 13: The Drew Fish Band

The Austin-based Texas country band returns. (10 p.m. Jan. 13, Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave., cover. 806-374-9237)

Jan. 14: Tri-State Open Chili Championship

Gird your stomach for this annual chili cook-off benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (11 a.m. Jan. 14, Rex Baxter Building on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; $5 tasting cup, free admission. 806-376-7767) 

Jan. 14: The March Divide

The alt-rock one-man band returns. (8 p.m. Jan. 14, The 806; free, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Jan. 14: Cody Johnson

The Texas country star returns with hot new single "With You I Am." (9 p.m. Jan. 14, Midnight Rodeo, 4400 S. Georgia St.; $20 advance, $25 at the door. 806-358-7083)

Jan. 17: 32 Pints with The Concussion Theory

Alt-rock bands from New York and Virginia bring their combined Dependency Tour to town. (10 p.m. Jan. 17, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

Jan. 18: Girls Night Out: The Show

Hot men, few clothes. (8:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; $18 advance, $25 at the door, $50 VIP. 806-367-6163)

Jan. 19 to 29: Brighton Beach Memoirs

Amarillo Little Theatre revives this classic Neil Simon comedy for a two-weekend run. (Jan. 19 to 29, ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Jan. 19 to Feb. 9: Frankenstein in Film

Amarillo Public Library kicks off its winter Amarillo Reads focus on Mary Shelley with a film series of several of the beast's best movies: Frankenstein (1931) on Jan. 19, Young Frankenstein (1974) on Jan. 26, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) on Feb. 2 and Victor Frankenstein (2015) on Feb. 9. (6 p.m. weekly through Feb. 9, downtown branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave.; free. 806-378-3051)

Jan. 19: Leonard Cohen Tribute

Amarillo singer-songwriters will honor the late Canadian singer. (6 p.m. Jan. 19, Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St.; free. 806-576-2480)

Jan. 19: Fraf Fest

Pay tribute to the late Cadillac Fraf at this annual concert featuring Skitz O'Fuel. (9 p.m. Jan. 19, The 806; free, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Jan. 19: American Aquarium

The red-hot Americana band returns to town in a show featuring Amarillo band Comanche Moon as opener. (10 p.m. Jan. 19, Hoots Pub, cover.)

Jan. 20 and 21: Amarillo Bulls

The Bulls will face the Corpus Christi IceRays. (7:05 p.m Jan. 20 and 21, Civic Center Coliseum, $13 to 23 or $9 for children. 806-242-1122)

Jan. 20 and 21: Amarillo Symphony

The Symphony will be joined by the high-flying Cirque de la Symphonie aerialists. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.; $31 to $55, plus fees. 806-376-8782 or 806-378-3096)

Jan. 20: Parents' Night Out

While the grownups are out, kids can take part in Frosty Science, featuring ice and snow experiments and a pizza dinner. (5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive; $20 first child and $15 additional children for members or $25 first child and $20 additional children for nonmembers. 806-355-9547)

Jan. 20: Eddie & The Eat

The Amarillo-based Americana band will perform for a Yellow City Sounds Live concert in the Panhandle PBS studios. (7 p.m. Jan. 20, 2408 S. Jackson St., free but tickets required. 806-371-5228)

Jan. 20: Wade Bowen

The Texas country favorite heads back to town. (9 p.m. Jan. 20, Midnight Rodeo, $12 in advance or $15 day of show ages 21 and older, or $20 ages 18 to 20. 806-358-7083)

Jan. 20: The Electric Cowboys

The San Antonio band heads north for a return visit. (10 p.m. Jan. 20, Guitars & Cadillacs, 3601 Olsen Blvd.; cover. 806-322-7979)

Jan. 20: Next 2 the Tracks

The Southwest rock band band returns. (10 p.m. Jan. 20, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

Jan. 21 to 22: Panhandle Cutting Horse Association

Top regional cowboys saddle up. (7 a.m. Jan. 21 to 22, Bill Cody Arena on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767) 

Jan. 21: Original Team Roping

More fierce roping action. (8 a.m. Jan. 21, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767) 

Jan. 25 and 26: Saturday Night Fever

Civic Amarillo's Broadway Spotlight Series continues with this stage adaptation of the disco-era movie. Expect jive talkin', night fever and disco infernos. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26, Civic Center Auditorium; $20 to $55, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Jan. 26: Downtown Lunchtime Book Club

Discuss Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus for Amarillo Reads. (12:15 p.m. Jan. 26, Amarillo Public Library downtown branch, free. 806-378-3051)

Jan. 26: Flatland Cavalry

The hot Lubbock band comes back to town. (10 p.m. Jan. 26, Hoots Pub, $10.)

Jan. 27 to July 29: Nacidos Charro: Born Charro

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates Mexican horsemen and their longstanding roping and handling traditions with this new exhibition. (Jan. 27 to July 29, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, 2601 E. Interstate 40, admission fee. 806-376-5181)

Jan. 27: The Big Cheese Macaroni & Cheese Smackdown

This annual fundraiser for The Hope and Healing Place allows guests to vote on their favorite mac & cheese offerings from about 30 restaurants. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall, $20 in advance. 806-371-8998, ext. 5)

Jan. 27: The Great War and the Panhandle-Plains Region and A Picture from Home: Snapshots of the Great War on the Plains

A pair of exhibitions — the former focusing on artifacts, the latter on photography — will continue Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's year-long examination of World War I. (opening reception 6 p.m. Jan. 27, exhibit on view Jan. 28 to Dec. 30; PPHM, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon; admission fee. 806-651-2244)

Jan. 27: Rabbie Burns Supper

Celebrate the Scottish life with this dinner inspired by poet Robert Burns and featuring a dinner of haggis, bashed neeps, champit tatties, cock-a-leekie soup, shortbread and more, plus beer, wine and Scottish whisky. Benefits Wildcat Bluff Nature Center. (6:30 p.m. Jan. 27, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St., $50 or $400 for table of eight. 806-352-6007)

Jan. 27: Putnam Smith & Ashley Storrow

The folk singer-songwriter duo will perform for High Plains Public Radio's Living Room Concerts Series. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Chalice Abbey; $15 suggested donation. 806-367-9088)

Jan. 27: Faculty Grand Recital

WTAMU music professors show off their skills at this group concert. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall, free. 806-651-2840)

Jan. 27: Kimberly Dunn and Curtis Grimes

The popular Texas country singers return. (10 p.m. Jan. 27, Hoots Pub, $10.)

Jan. 28 to May 14: Little Builders, Brain Teasers 2 and Strange Matter

The Discovery Center's latest exhibitions will challenge the mind and the hands. (Jan. 28 to May 14, DHDC, admission fees vary. 806-355-9547)

Jan. 28 to March 11: Epiphany: What Light Does on Edge

This art exhibition by Steven Schroeder will open with a reception featuring poetry readings by Brownsville author Chip Dameron and Amarillo poet Chera Hammons-Miller. (6 p.m. Jan. 28 reception, show hangs through March 11; Chalice Abbey, free. 806-576-2480)

Jan. 28: Mary Shelley's World

For the Amarillo Reads program, WT's Monica Smith Hart will discuss Shelley's work, peers and family. (10 a.m. Jan. 28, Amarillo Public Library downtown branch, free. 806-378-3051)

Jan. 28 to March 26: Achievement in Art: The Collection of Montgomery Ritchie

Amarillo Museum of Art's gala will honor the Impressionist collection of Montgomery H.W. Ritchie with cocktails and gallery viewing at 6:30 p.m. and a dinner at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition hangs Jan. 29 to March 26. (gala Jan. 28, 2200 S. Van Buren St., $200; exhibition Jan. 29 to March 26, free. 806-371-5050)

Jan. 28: Jonny Burke

The Austin-based Americana act hits town. (10 p.m. Jan. 28, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

Jan. 28: Phil Hamilton

The burly Texas country singer returns. (10 p.m. Jan. 28, Hoots Pub, $10.)

Jan. 28: Death Before Breakfast

The hardcore Dallas rock band hits town in a show with Amarillo punk favorites The Bastard Sons of David Hasselhoff(10 p.m. Jan. 28, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

Jan. 30: Foreigner

The Brit-American rock band, known for hits like "Feels Like the First Time" and "I Want to Know What Love Is," brings its 40th anniversary tour to the city. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Civic Center Auditorium, $35.50 to $95.50, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Jan. 31: FireSongs

In addition to performances by Amarllo singer-songwriters Johnny Reverb Holston on Jan. 17 and Yvonne Perea on Jan. 24, the weekly acoustic series at Fire Slice Pizzeria will feature C. Daniel Boling, a past winner at the Kerrville Folk Festival. (7 p.m. Jan. 31, Fire Slice, 7306 S.W. 34th Ave., Suite 10; no cover. 806-331-2232)

 

February

Feb. 1: Metal Night

A trio of metal bands — Memories in Broken Glass, Far from Nothing and Toxic Thread — hit town ready to rock. (10 p.m. Feb. 1, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

Feb. 2: First Thursday Art Show

See the latest in contemporary works featured at The 806 coffee shop & bar. (7 p.m. Feb. 2, The 806; free. 806-322-1806)

Feb. 3: First Friday Art Walk

Stroll through galleries featuring about 100 artists at this monthly event. (5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3, The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd., free. 806-353-5700)

Feb. 3 and 4: Kicker Monster Trucks

The big boys are back. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, $19 adults and $15 children for general admission or $27 reserved seating, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Feb. 3: Strangetowne

Though Amarillo is still officially home, these Americana stars are on the road most of the year. (10 p.m. Feb. 3, Hoots Pub, cover.)

Feb. 4: First Saturday Kids Programming

Young visitors can participate in a special monthly activity at Wildcat Bluff. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 4, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, free with admission. 806-352-6007)

Feb. 4: Dream of the Pacific

Amarillo Opera's Family Chamber Opera series will feature this work by Stephen Mager and Elkhanah Pulitzer about the Lewis and Clark expedition. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Globe-News Center, $20. 806-372-7464 or 806-378-3096)

Feb. 4: The Punknecks

The Nashville-based Americana-punk band returns. (9 p.m. Feb. 4, The 806; free, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Feb. 4: The Josh Abbott Band

The Lubbock-based favorites head north. (9 p.m. Feb. 4, Midnight Rodeo, $25 in advance or $30 at the door. 806-358-7083)

Feb. 4: Charlie Robison

The rowdy Texas country star returns with opener Austin Meade. (10 p.m. Feb. 4, Hoots Pub, cover.) 

Feb. 6: Fruit & Flowers and Ex-Girlfriends

The touring bands will be joined by up-and-coming Amarillo band Deathbelles(8:30 p.m. Feb. 6, The 806; free, donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Feb. 7: FireSongs

The weekly acoustic series will feature North Dakota native David Allen Ho. Other Febrary performances include regional duo Kelly Gazzaway and Michael Sinks on Feb. 21 and Amarillo singer-songwriter Ray Wilson on Feb. 28. (7 p.m. Feb. 7, Fire Slice, no cover. 806-331-2232)

Feb. 8 and 9: Cirque Eloize Saloon — A Musical Acrobatic Adventure

Civic Amarillo's Broadway Spotlight Series continues with this high-flying, Western-themed musical and stage show. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9, Civic Center Auditorium, $20 to $55, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Feb. 8: Trapdoor Social

The L.A. indie band rolls into town. (10 p.m. Feb. 8, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

Feb. 9 to 19: It's Only a Play

ALT roasts Broadway in this comedy by Terrence McNally. (Feb. 9 to 19, ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle; ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

Feb. 9 to 19: House and Garden

WTAMU will go all out for this two-pronged comedy by Alan Ayckbourn: Each location in the title is actually its own play, to be staged simultaneously with cast members going back and forth between WT's Branding Iron Theatre and Happy State Bank Studio Theatre. You'll need to see both nights to get the full story, but each play is a complete offering in itself. (Feb. 9 to 19, WTAMU; $12 for one play for adults, $8 seniors and students, and free for WT students, staff and faculty, and $6 for the additional play. 806-651-2804)

Feb. 9: March of Babies Kickoff Luncheon

The March of Dimes fundraising drive gets its annual start at this luncheon. (11:30 a.m. Feb. 9, Civic Center Grand Plaza, free. 806-553-2391)

Feb. 9: Music at the Bluff

Amarillo singer-songwriter James Lee Baker will perform at the monthly potluck dinner at the nature center. (6:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center; $5. 806-352-6007)

Feb. 9: The Collection of Montgomery H.W. Ritchie lecture

Richard Brettell of the University of Texas — Dallas, among the foremost authorities on Impressionism and French painting, will discuss the Ritchie collection, the subject of Amarillo Museum of Art's Achievement in Art exhibition. (7 p.m. Feb. 9, AMoA, free. 806-371-5050)

Feb. 9: Secret Tunnel Warfare screening and roundtable discussion

In association with PPHM's ongoing focus on World War I, Panhandle PBS and the museum will screen Secret Tunnel Warfare, a Nova episode about the Allied tunneling operations beneath the German frontlines. (6 p.m. Feb. 9, PPHM, free. 806-651-2244)

Feb. 10 and 11: Community Rocks Festival

An all-star lineup of Amarillo rock and country bands will come together for a benefit concert for Amarillo Housing First, a new nonprofit working with the homeless. The lineup includes Colton Clarkson, Hed Change and Lifeless 2 Life on Feb. 10, and Richard Mittelstet, Jen Williams & The Potty Mouths, The Fwoops, Mustard, Loudmouth Lisa and Danny Ruiz & Gypsy Renegade on Feb. 11. (8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Feb. 10 and 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 11, Tom & Jerry's Sports Bar & Grill, 715 S. Polk St.; $10)

Feb. 10 and 11: Amarillo Bulls

The Bulls will face the Wichita Falls Wildcats. (7:05 p.m Feb. 10 and 11, Civic Center Coliseum, $13 to 23 or $9 for children. 806-242-1122)

Feb. 10: MercyMe

The contemporary Christian hitmakers will return on a nine-city Texas tour with Micah Tyler. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, The Church at Quail Creek, 801 Tascosa Road; $30 to $45, plus fees. 800-965-9324)

Feb. 10: Marbin

The Chicago-based fusion band returns. (10 p.m. Feb. 10, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

Feb. 11: Original Team Roping

More fierce roping action. (8 a.m. Feb. 11, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767) 

Feb. 11: The Evolution of Science Fiction

For the Amarillo Reads series, WT's Pat Tyrer will discuss Mary Shelley's work as the pioneer of the sci-fi genre. (10 a.m. Feb. 11, Amarillo Public Library downtown branch, free. 806-378-3051)

Feb. 11: Amarillo Symphony Ball

This year's ball, themed The Best of Times, will feature a catered dinner, live auction and music by Cuvee. Proceeds benefit the Symphony Guild. (6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Civic Center Heritage Ballroom, $200. 806-376-8782)

Feb. 11: Celebration of Excellence Benefit Gala

The Education Foundation of Canyon Independent School District will host a gala dinner and fundraiser for educator and student leadership grants, new teacher startup funds and more. Randall King will perform. (6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, WT Legacy Hall, $50. 806-677-2605)

Feb. 11: Beppe Gambetta

The Italian singer and acoustic guitarist will perform for High Plains Public Radio's Living Room Concerts Series. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Chalice Abbey, $15 suggested donation. 806-367-9088)

Feb. 11: Noblemotion Dance

Lone Star Ballet will host a performance by this Houston-based contemporary dance troupe, known for its athletic, cutting-edge performances. (8 p.m. Feb. 11, Globe-News Center, $10 to $40, plus fees. 806-372-2463 or 806-378-3096)

Feb. 12: Don Diego

The jazz saxophonist will return for a pre-Valentine's Day concert. (6:30 p.m. Feb. 12, In This Moment, 707 S. Polk St.; $25 each or $30 couples. 806-683-2126)

Feb. 14: Go Red for Women luncheon

Comedian Kat Simmons is featured speaker for this year's luncheon, designed to call attention to women's heart disease and strokes. (10:30 a.m., Civic Center Heritage Ballroom, $75.)

Feb. 15: Jim Brickman

The popular pianist brings his Pure Pianos: The Greatest Hits tour to town. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Globe-News Center, $30 to $60, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

Feb. 16: Heroes and Legends banquet

Baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. will speak and answer questions at this dinner and fundraiser for The Bridge Children's Advocacy Center. (6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Civic Center Grand Plaza, $150. 806-372-2873)

Feb. 16: Japanese Woodblock Prints and French Impressionism

Alex Gregory, AMoA curator of art, will discuss how the Japanese prints inspired European Impressionist painters. (7 p.m. Feb. 16, AMoA, free. 806-371-5050)

Feb. 17 and 18: Grace Hamilton Piano Festival

WTAMU will host regional students in this competition and provide a recital from a top-notch guest pianist at this festival, named for the founder of the Amarillo Symphony. (Feb. 17 to 18, WTAMU, free. 806-651-2840)

Feb. 17 and 18: Apocalipstick 2: The Survivors

New Orleans burlesque performer May Hemmer will join with local troupe Galatea Burlesk for this anti-Valentine's Day show. (9:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18, The 806; $10. 806-322-1806)

Feb. 17 to 19: Ink Life Tour

The celebration of tattoos and rock music returns to the city, featuring nationally renowned tattoo artists and performances by Quiet Riot, Hatebreed, Otep and Blackfoot. (Feb. 17 to 19, Civic Center North Exhibit Hall; $25 daily or $40 for weekend general admission, $50 daily or $75 for weekend VIP admission. 806-378-3096)

Feb. 17 to 19: Continental Antique Show

Browse for new-to-you gifts at this expo. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18, 11 a.m. to 4 pm. Feb. 19; Civic Center Regency Room; $5)

Feb. 17: The Cody Bryan Band

The Austin-based country band returns. (10 p.m. Feb. 17, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

Feb. 17: Shane Smith & The Saints with Josh Halverson

The rising Americana stars return for a show with The Voice contestant Halverson. (10 p.m. Feb. 17, Hoots Pub, cover.)

Feb. 18 to 19: Pioneer Gun Show

Stock up. (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 18 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 19, Civic Center South Exhibit Hall, $6 adults. 806-353-3950)

Feb. 18: Three-Star Memorial Roping

Saddle up. (8 a.m. Feb. 18, Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 806-376-7767)

Feb. 18: Amarillo College Music Department Faculty Recital

AC's music profs are in the spotlight. (6 p.m. Feb. 18, Concert Hall Theater, free. 806-371-5340)

Feb. 18: Fire & Ice Soul Connection

Oklahoma R&B singer Nita Fruit and jazz guitarist Jeffrey Smith will perform at this event, hosted by DJ Tonee Jai. (8 p.m. Feb. 18, La Herradura Event Center, 5600 E. Amarillo Blvd.; $15 each or $25 couples. 806-690-0981 or 806-367-3026)

Feb. 18: Sam Riggs

The hot Texas country star returns. (9 p.m. Feb. 18, Midnight Rodeo, cover. 806-358-7083)

Feb. 18: Micky & The Motorcars with Adam Hood

The Americana greats team for a new show. (10 p.m. Feb. 18, Hoots Pub, cover.)

Feb. 18: Candy's River House

The awesomely named Utah rock band returns. (10 p.m. Feb. 18, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

Feb. 23 to 26: Six Characters in Search of an Author

TheatreAC goes absurdist with this Luigi Pirandello classic. (Feb. 23 to 26, Amarillo College Experimental Theatre; $8 adults, $6 seniors, students and AC students and employees. 806-371-5359)

Feb. 23: Downtown Lunchtime Book Club

Discuss Mary Shelley's The Last Man for Amarillo Reads. (12:15 p.m. Feb. 23, Amarillo Public Library downtown branch, free. 806-378-3051)

Feb. 23: The JA Ranch History

Alex Hunt of West Texas A&M University will discuss the legendary Texas Panhandle ranch, founded by Montie Ritchie's step-grandfather John George Adair and Charles Goodnight. (7 p.m. Feb. 23, AMoA, free. 806-371-5050)

Feb. 24 and 25: Amarillo Symphony

The Symphony will be joined by renowned pianist Anne-Marie McDermott for an evening of classics. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25, Globe-News Center, $31 to $55, plus fees. 806-376-8782 or 806-378-3096)

Feb. 24 and 25: Speed Dating Tonight

The WT Opera Workshop will stage composer Michael Ching's freewheeling opera about modern romance. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25, Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall, free. 806-651-2840)

Feb. 24: The Dirty River Boys

The El Paso-based outlaw country artists return. (10 p.m. Feb. 24, Hoots Pub, cover.)

Feb. 25 and 26: Panhandle Cutting Horse Association

Top regional cowboys saddle up. (7 a.m. Feb. 25 and 26, Bill Cody Arena on the Tri-State Fairgrounds; free. 806-376-7767) 

Feb. 25: Beerology: Science on Tap

Discovery Center's AfterDark series resumes with the return of this popular event, showcasing the tastes and chemistry of beer. The event also will feature beer-inspired cuisine, games and music by Brandon Todd. (7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 25, DHDC, $35 members and $45 nonmembers in advance or $40 members and $50 nonmembers after Feb. 1. 806-355-9547)

Feb. 25: Mardi Gras Party

Laissez les bons temps rouler at this annual fundraiser for Family Support Services, featuring dinner, music by Velvet Funk, auctions and casino games. (7 p.m. Feb. 25, Civic Center Heritage Ballroom, $60. 806-342-2503)

Feb. 25: Whiskey Myers

The Tyler-based Southern rock band returns. (9 p.m. Feb. 25, Midnight Rodeo, cover. 806-358-7083)

Feb. 25: Rich O'Toole

The country singer returns for a CD release party. (10 p.m. Feb. 25, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

Feb. 26: Harrington String Quartet

The string ensemble will give a special afternoon performance. (3 p.m. Feb. 26, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive; $20. 806-651-2840)

Feb. 26: WT Choirs and Symphony Orchestra

The combined ensembles will offer a concert featuring the finale of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Resurrection. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall, free. 806-651-2840)

Feb. 26: Layden & The Lion

Southern punk with a side of blues. (10 p.m. Feb. 26, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

Feb. 27: Darci Carlson

The Seattle-based outlaw country singer hits town. (10 p.m. Feb. 27, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

 

March

March 2 to 12: Noises Off

This uproarious backstage comedy gets an ALT revival. (March 2 to 12, ALT Mainstage; ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

March 2: Restaurant Roundup

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this fundraiser for culinary student scholarships and other charities with food and drink from more than 50 Amarillo restaurants and wineries, a Top Chef Amarillo competition, live music and more. (5 to 9 p.m. March 2, Rex Baxter Building on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, $30. 806-672-4118)

March 2: First Thursday Art Show

See the latest in contemporary works featured at The 806 coffee shop & bar. (7 p.m. March 2, The 806; free. 806-322-1806)

March 3 to April 21: Crank Up the Color

Cerulean Gallery goes prismatic with this new exhibition. (6 p.m. March 3 opening reception; show hangs through April 21, 814 S. Taylor St., free. 806-576-0063) 

March 3: First Friday Art Walk

Stroll through galleries featuring about 100 artists at this monthly event. (5 to 9 p.m. March 3, The Galleries at Sunset Center, 3701 Plains Blvd., free. 806-353-5700)

March 3: Showcase of Music

This annual celebration of student and teacher musicians at West Texas A&M University promises a cavalcade of tunes in a fundraiser for student scholarships. (7:30 p.m. March 3, Globe-News Center, $10. 806-651-2840)

March 3: Vandoliers

The alt-country band returns. (10 p.m. March 3, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

March 4 and 5: Make-A-Wish Car Show

The 33rd annual car show, held by the Panhandle Council of Car Clubs, will boast a fleet's worth of classic and new autos. (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 4 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 5, Civic Center, $7 adults and $5 children.)

March 4: Downtown Amarillo walking tour

Michael Grauer, PPHM associate director of curatorial affairs and curator of art and Western heritage, will lead a tour of historic downtown Amarillo. Space is limited to 20. (10 a.m. March 4, downtown Amarillo, $25)

March 4: First Saturday Kids Programming

Young visitors can participate in a special monthly activity at Wildcat Bluff. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 4, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, free with admission. 806-352-6007)

March 4: Kari Jobe

The popular contemporary Christian singer brings her The Garden tour to town with guests Bryan and Katie Torwalt. (7 p.m. March 4, Civic Center Auditorium, $22.50 and $39.50, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

March 4: Kicker ArenaCross

The motorbike race returns to tear up the track. (7:30 p.m. March 4, Amarillo National Center, $18 adults and $13 children, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

March 4: Chamber Music Amarillo's Hummin' High and Low

CMA musicians Vesselin Todorov (violin and viola), Jeffrey Lastrapes (cello), Nick Scales (bass), Susanna Self (flute), Carrie Dillard (oboe), Becky Casso (horn) and Choong-Ha Nam (piano) will collaborate on Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Flute and Piano, Giovanni Bottesini's Gran Duo for Double Bass and Violin and Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Septet No. 1 in D Minor. (8 p.m. March 4, Fibonacci Space, 3306 S.W. Sixth Ave.; $35 adults, $10 students. 806-236-3545)

March 4: Speakeasy

Equality Texas will offer an evening of cocktails with this annual fundraiser. (8 to 11 p.m. March 4, Amarillo National Bank Skyline Room, 410 S. Taylor St., $60 advance and $70 after Feb. 18. 806-570-7889)

March 4: Randall King

The Amarillo-born, Lubbock-based Texas country singer heads home with fellow Texas singer Hunter Hutchinson. (9 p.m. March 4, Midnight Rodeo, cover. 806-358-7083)

March 5: Amarillo College Suzuki Program

The Suzuki students will give a spring recital. (3 p.m. March 5, Concert Hall Theater, free. 806-371-5340)

March 5: David Briggs

Friends of Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1024's season continues with this British organist with extensive improvisational experience. (7:30 p.m. March 5, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St.; $30 adults, $10 students. 806-376-6316, ext. 105)

March 8: In the Mood

This musical revue focuses on the American big-band era, featuring such tunes as "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "Moonlight Seranade," performed by a 19-person cast and orchestra. (7:30 p.m. March 8, Globe-News Center, $29.50 to $45.50, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

March 8: Augustus

The Colorado-based Americana/psych-rock band returns. (10 p.m. March 8, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

March 9: Amarillo Bulls

The Bulls will face the Wichita Falls Wildcats. (7:05 p.m March 9, Civic Center Coliseum, $13 to 23 or $9 for children. 806-242-1122)

March 9: Whitney Rose

The countrypolitan singer will perform. (10 p.m. March 9, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

March 10 to 12: Just Between Friends

This expo offers an assortment of consignment items. (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 10, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 12; Civic Center South Exhibit Hall; $3. 806-674-7858)

March 10 to 12: The Peddler Show

Shop at booths from a selection of designers, artisans, crafters and others at this annual expo. (Noon to 7 p.m. March 10, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11 and 11 a.m. to 4 pm. March 12; Civic Center North Exhibit Hall; $10 sneak peek hour, $7 adults.)

March 10 to 12: Western Antiques & Collectibles Show

Browse through spurs, saddles, beadwork, gunleather and other Western items at what promoters bill the "longest-running Western show and auction in America." (Noon to 6 p.m. March 10, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 11 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 12; Civic Center Heritage Ballroom; free. 517-568-4188)

March 10 and 11: Amarillo Bulls

The Bulls will face the Shreveport Mudbugs. (7:05 p.m March 10 and 11, Civic Center Coliseum, $13 to 23 or $9 for children. 806-242-1122)

March 10: The Deltaz

The California duo of brothers will perform for a Yellow City Sounds Live concert in the Panhandle PBS studios. (7 p.m. March 10, 2408 S. Jackson St., free but tickets required. 806-371-5228)

March 10: David Berkeley

The indie folk singer will perform for High Plains Public Radio's Living Room Concerts Series. (7:30 p.m. March 10, Chalice Abbey, $15 suggested donation. 806-367-9088)

March 10: The Statesboro Revue

The rootsy Southern rock band returns. (10 p.m. March 10, Hoots Pub, cover.)

March 10: Spring Break Pre-Party

Kick off the break with tunes by Ponder the Albatross, Sleeptalk and The Color Wild(10 p.m. March 10, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

March 11: Women in the Great War

PPHM will host a discussion of women's roles during World War I in conjunction with its ongoing focus on the Great War. (10 a.m. March 11, PPHM, free with admission. 806-651-2244)

March 11: Callahan Divide

The rising Americana stars from Abilene roll back into town. (10 p.m. March 11, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

March 11: Zane Williams

The Texas country traditionalist teams with Oklahoma singer Kaitlin Butts. (10 p.m. March 11, Hoots Pub, cover.)

March 11: Snailmate

The Phoenix band returns with its electronica/hip-hop/funk fusion sounds. (10 p.m. March 11, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

March 12: Samuel Barker

The singer-songwriter brings his Americana tunes to town. (10 p.m. March 12, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840) 

March 14: Pi Day

Celebrate Einstein's birthday and math geeks' favorite constant with this special event. (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 14, DHDC, admission fee. 806-355-9547)

March 14: FireSongs

The weekly acoustic series will feature Randy Brown(7 p.m. March 14,  Fire Slice, no cover. 806-331-2232)

March 17 and 18: Amarillo's Largest Garage Sale

Shop at this huge collection of rummage sales or man your own booth. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 17 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18, Civic Center North Exhibit Hall, $5. 806-355-9777)

March 18 and 19: Texas Gun & Knife Show

Find firearms, knives, accessories and more at this expo. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 18 and 10 am. to 4 p.m. March 19, Civic Center South Exhibit Hall)

March 21: FireSongs

The weekly acoustic series will feature Frank Martin Gilligan(7 p.m. March 21,  Fire Slice, no cover. 806-331-2232)

March 23: Greater Tuna

Co-creator Jason Williams will direct this revival of the popular Texas comedy, coming to town as part of Civic Amarillo's Broadway Spotlight Series. (7:30 p.m. March 23, Civic Center Auditorium, $20 to $60, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

March 24 and 25: Amarillo Bulls

The Bulls will face the Odessa Jackalopes. (7:05 p.m March 24 and 25, Civic Center Coliseum, $13 to 23 or $9 for children. 806-242-1122)

March 24 and 25: Amarillo Symphony

The Symphony will perform Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and other classics. (7:30 p.m. March 24 and 25, Globe-News Center; $31 to $55, plus fees. 806-376-8782 or 806-378-3096)

March 24 to April 2: Beauty & The Beast

ALT Academy wants you to be their guest for the stage version of the Disney classic. (March 24 to April 2, ALT Mainstage, ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)

March 25: Yellow Rose Bully Showdown V dog show

See some of Amarillo's best bulldogs at this American Bully Kennel Club-sanctioned show. (9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Civic Center South Exhibit Hall, free. 806-517-8900)

March 25: Dreamland Cemetery walking tour

Learn about the Canyon cemetery's history, architecture and monuments in this new tour. (3 to 6 p.m. March 25, Dreamland Cemetery, 26500 U.S Highway 87; free. 806-651-2244)

March 25: Joe Teichman

The Americana singer-songwriter comes back to town. (10 p.m. March 25, Golden Light Cantina, cover. 806-374-9237)

March 25: White Label Analog

The FM90 favorites return. (10 p.m. March 25, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

March 28: FireSongs

The weekly acoustic series will feature Dave Becker(7 p.m. March 28,  Fire Slice, no cover. 806-331-2232)

March 30: Brain Candy Live

Adam Savage (Mythbusters) teams with YouTube star Michael Stevens for this interactive theatrical experience described as "a cross between TED Talks and the Blue Man Group." (7:30 p.m. Civic Center Auditorium, $32 to $122, plus fees. 806-378-3096)

March 30: Tia McGraff

The folk singer will return to perform for High Plains Public Radio's Living Room Concerts Series. (7:30 p.m. March 30, Chalice Abbey, $15 suggested donation. 806-367-9088)

March 30 to April 2: Portraits of Dance

WT's dance department will work with in-house and guest choreographers for a performance incorporating several styles of dance, plus live music. (March 30 to April 2, Happy State Bank Studio Theatre, ticket prices TBA. 806-651-2804)

March 30: Matt Bradford

This San Francisco-based Americana singer-songwriter brings along his own hand-made lap steel guitar. (10 p.m. March 30, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

March 31: Amarillo College / West Texas A&M University Student/Faculty Exhibition

See the best artwork from AC and WT faculty and students at this annual exhibition. (March 31 to April 15, AMoA, free. 806-371-5050)

March 31 and April 1: Amarillo Bulls

The Bulls will face the Topeka RoadRunners. (7:05 p.m March 31 and April 1, Civic Center Coliseum, $13 to 23 or $9 for children. 806-242-1122)

March 31: Parents' Night Out

While the grownups are out, kids can take part in Extreme Storms, featuring science behind crazy weather phenomena. (5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive; $20 first child and $15 additional children for members or $25 first child and $20 additional children for nonmembers. 806-355-9547)

March 31: Celebration of Hope

The Turn Center's sixth-annual fundraiser will feature dinner by Nineteen49, a silent auction and live music. Proceeds help provide therapy to in-need children. (6:30 to 10 p.m., Vintage Auto Haus, 8201 W. Amarillo Blvd.; tables $1,000 or $2,500 for eight. 806-353-3596 or taylor@turncenter.org)

March 31: Amarillo Master Chorale

The chorale presents Night, Strange and Beautiful, a concert featuring an exploration of the sounds of the night. (8 p.m. March 31, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, $15 adults and $5 students in advance or $20 adults and $7 students at the door. 806-371-5340)

March 31: Urban Pioneers

The hillbilly folk act returns. (10 p.m. March 31, Leftwoods, $5. 806-367-9840)

 

 

 

Chip Chandler is a digital content producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at Chip.Chandler@actx.edu, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and at www.facebook.com/chipchandlerwriter on Facebook.

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