Weekend fun in Amarillo and Canyon


Here are a few events happening this weekend in Amarillo:

Gunpowder and Lead - a Miranda Lambert tribute band - will join ABC 7 at the second concert in the High Plains Food Bank Concert Series on Friday.

All proceeds from the show will benefit the food bank.

The show starts at 7 p.m.

A donation of $10 is suggested at the gate or in advance online.

Panhandle Community Market enters its second week on Saturday.

The open-air marketplace is hosted at 1000 S. Polk each Saturday.

This week will include a free yoga class starting at 9 a.m.

Clark Paige will also provide music.

The market opens at 8 a.m.

The event is free to the public and includes free parking.

Don Harrington Discovery Center will have $1 admission Friday starting at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Exhibits currently on display at the center include:

Toys: The Inside Story

Science Live!

Periodic shows in the Space Theater

In addition to the $1 admission for non-members, admission is free for Discovery Center members.

Artists from the Amarillo area and around the southwest will open the new "Colors of Summer" exhibition at The Derrick in Downtown Amarillo.

In addition to the art - which is based around the theme of "summer spirit" - the event includes live music from James Owens, cocktails and food trucks.

They will also enter those attending into a drawing for a piece of art.

Admission is $5. The event starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.

TEXAS Outdoor Musical continues its comeback season after cancelation due to COVID-19 concerns back in summer of 2020.

The musical show brings to life the experience of settling the Texas Panhandle in the 1800s.

Tickets are available online and start at $22.85.

Showtimes are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

The Amarillo Sod Poodles will get magical this weekend as Hodgetown hosts its World of Wizards night.

Costumes are encouraged - and the venue will host adult and childrens' costume contests, with winners getting VIP Sod Poodles tickets and their choice of a free themed Sod Poodles T-shirt.

Concessions will serve butterbeer and there will also be magical-themed games, including a scavenger hunt before the game.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and the first pitch will be thrown out at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets start at $6 and can be purchased online.

The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum is inviting the public to experience history on the High Plains - at night!

The museum will host their Night at PPHM event Saturday, allowing visitors to tour the museum in the dark.

Storytellers and roleplayers will be on hand, playing time-period appropriate characters.

Flashlights are encouraged.

Cost for adults is $10, $5 for kids four through 12 and free for those under four.

The tour starts every hour between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday.

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