Play Here's Activity Roundup for March 23 to 30
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ALT's "Beauty and the Beast" is among many event options this week.
Photo by Chip Chandler

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Hockey, football, dance — plus visits from singing candlesticks and crazy Texas rednecks: Here's your roundup of arts, activities and events through March 30.

Cultural Conversations: Micah and Seth Hanbury will speak about native reptiles and snake safety at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, 2301 N. Soncy Road. The event is free with admission of $4 for adults and $3 for seniors and children. Call 806-352-6007.

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 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets are $20 to $60, plus fees. Call 806-378-3096. And check out my interview with Williams and one of his three cast members.

Amarillo Bulls: The Bulls will face the Odessa Jackalopes at 7:05 p.m Friday and Saturday in the Civic Center Coliseum. Tickets are $13 to $23, or $9 for children. Call 806-242-1122.

Amarillo Symphony: The Symphony will debut a new work by Chris Rogerson, its composer in residence, as well as perform Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and other classics. (Here's my preview.) Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets are $31 to $55, plus fees. Call 806-376-8782 or 806-378-3096.

Beauty & The Beast: Now that you've seen the movie, Amarillo Little Theatre Academy wants you to be their guest for the stage version of the Disney classic. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and March 31 and April 1, plus 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and April 1 and 2 in the ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Limited seats are available for the opening weekend, with more availability on the second weekend. Tickets are $18 for ages 12 and older, and $15 for ages 11 and younger. Call 806-355-9991. (Here's my preview of the fun.)

Cerulean Gallery's An Eye Full: Regional artists experiment with color in this new exhibition (here's my preview). It opens with a 6 p.m. Friday reception at the gallery, 814 S. Taylor St., and hangs through May 3. Call 806-576-0063.

Yellow Rose Bully Showdown V dog show: See some of Amarillo's best bulldogs at this American Bully Kennel Club-sanctioned show, which runs 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Civic Center South Exhibit Hall. Admission is free. Call 806-517-8900.

Dreamland Cemetery walking tour: Learn about the Canyon cemetery's history, architecture and monuments in this new tour. (Here's my preview for more information.) Self-led tours run from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the cemetery, 26500 U.S Highway 87. Admission is free. Call 806-651-2244.

Amarillo Venom vs. Wichita Force: The indoor football squad faces off with its Kansas rivals at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Civic Center Coliseum. Tickets are $10 to $40, plus fees. Call 806-350-7277.

Fresh Start Community Center: The new venue will have a grand-opening celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday at 612 N. Polk St. Call 806-626-8866.

Russian Music Festival: Bass Nikita Storojev will perform in recital during the first Russian Music Festival at West Texas A&M University. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall. Admission is free. Call 806-651-2844. 

Dwellings: Southern Light Gallery on the Amarillo College campus will feature the works of photographer Libby Rowe in this new exhibition, hanging Monday through May 5 on the first floor of the Ware Student Commons building on AC's Washington Street campus. Call 806-345-5654.

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." The show begins at 7:30 p.m. March 30 in the Civic Center Auditorium. Tickets are $32 to $122, plus fees. Call 806-378-3096.

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, in performances at 7:30 p.m. March 30 to April 1 and 2:30 p.m. April 2 in the Happy State Bank Studio Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Call 806-651-2804.

Other ongoing exhibitions include Nacidos Charro: Born Charro at American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, 2601 E. Interstate 40 (here's my preview); The Great War and the Panhandle-Plains Region and A Picture from Home: Snapshots of the Great War on the Plains at PPHM (here's my preview); and Little Builders, Brain Teasers 2 and Strange Matter at Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive (here's my preview).



Chip Chandler is a digital content producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.