By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
Weekend activities include the season opening for the Kwahadi Dancers, the kickoff of this year’s Juneteenth-related activities, a benefit comedy show and more.
Song of the Eagle
The Kwahadi Dancers open the summer 2016 season of Song of the Eagle with a 3 p.m. Sunday matinee in the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Performances continue at 7 p.m. June 14, 15, 17, 18, 24 and 25 and July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23.
The performance “takes the audience on an artistic journey across the Plains and Southwest with history, big ideas, song, and dance,” executive director Charles Ritchie said in a news release.
Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for youth. An optional enchilada buffet dinner at 6 p.m. is $12 each.
Proceeds will benefit the museum’s plans to install a roof over the outdoor patio to construct a girls’ dressing room and add heating and air conditioning to both dressing rooms, a $150,000 project.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre will headline this year’s Junefest activities with a 5:30 p.m. Sunday performance in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.
The dance company, founded in 1976, hopes to inspire minority boys and girls to appreciate dance as an art form and serves more than 100,000 patrons in the Dallas area and around the world as an American Masterpiece Touring Artist for the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets are $13.50.
Activities for the fest — which commemorates the Juneteenth holiday, recognizing the announcement in Texas of the end of slavery — also include the first Black Community Honors Man and Woman of the Year reception at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Skyline Room at Amarillo National Bank, 410 S. Taylor St. Admission is $10, including beverages. Damian Hill & The Experience Band will perform.
Other events include:
- Mr. and Miss Juneteenth Pageant, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carver Elementary School, 1905 N.W. 12th Ave. Admission is $5.
- Juneteenth Talent Show, 7 p.m. June 17 at Palo Duro High School, 1400 N. Grant St. Admission is $5.
- Juneteenth Parade: “Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future,” 10:30 a.m. Parade runs from North Ninth Avenue and Hughes Street to Bones Hooks Park, 2000 N. Hughes St.; activities in the park continue from 12:30 to 6 p.m.
- Church in the Park, 11 a.m. June 19 at Sanctuary of Praise, 1301 N. Taylor St.
A Leg to Stand On
Amarillo comics will give a benefit show at 8 p.m. Friday at Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave.
Performers for A Leg to Stand On include Skylar Potter, Austin “The Hooligan” Ulen, Derek Anderson, The Colonel and more.
Tickets are $5; proceeds will benefit the medical fund of J.P. Pearson.
Click here for information.
Kars 4 Kids
Amarillo Activity Youth Center will hold its 4th annual Kars 4 Kids Car Show on Saturday.
The show will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the center, Eighth Avenue and Van Buren Street. The event also will include activities, food, games and more.
Proceeds benefit the center's remodeling project.
For information, visit www.amarilloyouth.net/carshow.html.
Other events and activities
Cerulean Gallery opens Art of Adornment, an exhibition featuring fine arts and jewelry, with a 6 p.m. Friday reception at the gallery, 2762 Duniven Circle. For more information on the show, which hangs through July 22, click here. … Performances of Texas continue at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Visit www.texas-show.com. … Outdoor activities include regular hours at Amarillo Zoo, Wonderland Park and Sports World, as well as at parks across town. ... Amarillo Venom begin playoff season with a 7:05 p.m. Saturday game against the Dodge City Law in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets are available at PanhandleTickets or by calling 806-350-PASS (7277).