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Calendar of Events - Posted January 3, 2014 10:18 a.m.
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Business Connection 2017

Amarillo’s largest business-to-business trade show, Business Connection 2017 takes place on
May 11.

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  • May 2 7:30 p.m.
    Amarillo Youth Choirs Spring Concert
    Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 4 7 p.m.
    First Thursday Art Show
    The 806 2812 SW Sixth Ave., 322.1806
  • 7:30 p.m.
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Anything Goes”
    ALT Mainstage 2751 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • May 4-6 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Greater Southwest Music Festival
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 5 5-9 p.m.
    First Friday Art Walk
    The Galleries at Sunset 3701 Plains Blvd., 353.5700
  • May 5-6 7:30 p.m.
    TheatreAC presents “First Date: The Musical”
    Amarillo College Experimental Theatre 2201 S. Jackson St., 371.5359
  • 8 p.m.
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Anything Goes”
    ALT Mainstage 2751 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • May 7 3 p.m.
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Anything Goes”
    ALT Mainstage 2751 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • 7:30 p.m.
    TheatreAC presents “First Date: The Musical”
    Amarillo College Experimental Theatre 2201 S. Jackson St., 371.5359
  • May 11 7:30 p.m.
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Anything Goes”
    ALT Mainstage 2751 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • May 12 8 p.m.
    ZZ Top “The Tonnage Tour”
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 12-13 8 p.m.
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Anything Goes”
    ALT Mainstage 2751 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • May 13 7:30 p.m.
    Amarillo Opera presents “Musica Variada”
    Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 14 2:30 p.m. .
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Anything Goes”
    ALT Mainstage 2751 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • May 18 7:30 p.m.
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Anything Goes”
    ALT Mainstage 2751 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • May 19 7 p.m.
    Lone Star Ballet Dance Academy presents “Unleashed”
    Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 8-10 p.m.
    Chamber Music Amarillo presents “Beethoven Violin Cycle Concert 3”
    Fibonacci Space 3306 SW Sixth Ave., 236.3545
  • May 19-20 8 p.m.
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Anything Goes”
    ALT Mainstage 2751 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • May 20 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
    Lone Star Ballet Dance Academy presents “Unleashed”
    Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 6:30-9 p.m.
    Dance Arts Dance Recital
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 21 2:30 p.m.
    Amarillo Little Theatre presents “Anything Goes”
    ALT Mainstage 2751 Civic Circle, 355.9991
  • 3 p.m.
    Lone Star Ballet Dance Academy presents “Unleashed”
    Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 23 6-8 p.m.
    Greenways Intermediate School Fine Arts Extravaganza
    Globe-News Center for the Performing Art 500 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 5 6 p.m.
    Chamber Music Amarillo Spring Fundraiser Themed “Havana Nights.”
    Vintage Autohaus & Imports 8201 Amarillo Blvd. West, 236.3545
  • May 6 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Sixth Annual Mission Amarillo Walk & Carnival Event will include live music from Just 2 Guys, carnival games sponsored by area schools, food trucks and more.
    Sam Houston Park 4101 Line Ave., 322.2654
  • 3-9 p.m.
    AMBUCS Derby Day Southwest AMBUCS will host its annual fundraiser to supply scholarships for therapy students and AmTrykes for the disabled. Televisions will be set up to watch the Kentucky Derby live. Activities will include live music and dancing, the Connie Schnaufer Derby Hat Contest, and silent and live auctions.
    Amarillo Botanical Gardens 1400 Streit Drive, 316.5240
  • 12-6 p.m.
    Family Funfest Event will feature the kids of Rock with a Band, vendors, a barbecue cook-off, silent auction, and car and bike show. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Snack Pak 4 Kids.
    Western Bowl parking lot 5120 Canyon Drive, 677.9801
  • May 7 12-5 p.m.
    Muttfest 2017 “Dia de Los Perros” Annual fundraiser for Amarillo SPCA will be themed Dia de Los Perros (Day of the Dog). Event will feature vendor booths, canine contests, raffle drawing, silent auction, barbecue from Rudy’s, pet blessing, face painting, and the Skyhoundz Championship competition.
    Memorial Park 2501 S. Washington St., 622.0555
  • May 11 7 p.m.
    Vintage Amarillo 2017: “The Tastes of Spain” Preview Party Cocktail party will allow guests to view auction items for the Vintage Amarillo party.
    Amarillo College Union Building Second Floor Lobby, 2201 S. Washington St., 341.2192
  • May 12 6 p.m.
    “Perceptions of War” Opening Reception Benefitting the Texas Panhandle War Memorial Education Center.
    Cerulean Gallery 814 S. Taylor St., 576.0063
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Vintage Amarillo 2017: “The Tastes of Spain” A variety of wines from private collections, wineries and donors will be accessible. In addition to wines, trips and many other prize packages will be offered during the live and silent auctions. Dinner will be included. Funds raised will benefit The Amarillo Symphony Guild.
    Amarillo College Union Building Second Floor Lobby, 2201 S. Washington St., 341.2192
  • May 13 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Stamp Out Hunger Food drive led by local postal service employees. Leave non-perishable food items by the mailbox to be collected and delivered to High Plains Food Bank. Suggested donations include canned vegetables, soups, meats and fruits, peanut butter, pasta and other nutritional staple items.
    350.1427
  • May 16 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Downtown Women’s Center Spring Luncheon Themed “The Musical: A Day in the Life,” which will feature a graduate of DWC.
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Room 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 19 11:30 a.m.; 1 p.m. shotgun start.
    Kids Cafe Classic Four-man, two low-ball golf tournament will benefit Kids Cafe, a program offered by High Plains Food Bank. Team fees will include tournament, lunch, dinner, drinks, and raffle and door prize chances.
    Ross Rogers Golf Complex (both courses) 722 NW 24th Ave., 374.8562
  • May 21 7-11 a.m.
    Hope and Healing Place Half-Marathon and Memory Walk The half-marathon course will go through the Oliver-Eakle and Wolflin neighborhoods. The walk begins at 9 a.m. Registration required.
    Amarillo National Bank Plaza 1 410 S. Taylor St., 371.8998
  • 1-7 p.m.
    Blondes vs. Brunettes Golf Tournament Tournament will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
    Palo Duro Creek Golf Course 50 Country Club Drive, Canyon, 372.8693
  • May 2 10 p.m.
    Black Irish Texas
    Leftwoods 2511 SW Sixth Ave., 367.9840
  • May 4 6 p.m.
    Yvonne Perea
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • May 5 6 p.m.
    Mike Fuller
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 6 p.m.
    The Motel Pines
    Zombiez Bar & Grill 711 SW 10th Ave., 331.7305
  • 8-11 p.m.
    Geezers Gone Wild
    Joe Daddy’s 2108 Paramount Blvd., 353.1227
  • May 6 6 p.m.
    Yvonne Perea
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 7:30 p.m.
    Gabrielle Louise
    Chalice Abbey 2717 Stanley St., 367.9088
  • 8 p.m.
    Jack Nelson
    The Broken Spoke Lounge 3101 SW Sixth Ave., 373.9149
  • 8 p.m.
    Kyle Park
    Midnight Rodeo 4400 S. Georgia St., 358.7083
  • 9 p.m.
    Bakersfield Twang
    The Western Horseman Club 2501 I-40 East, 379.6555, ext. 2999
  • 10 p.m.
    AJ Johnston
    Whiskey River 4001 SW 51st Ave., 367.6163
  • May 7 10 p.m.
    Matthew Frantz
    Leftwoods 2511 SW Sixth Ave., 367.9840
  • May 8 9 p.m.
    Matthew Frantz
    The 806 2812 SW Sixth Ave., 322.1806
  • May 11 7-9 p.m.
    Music Program
    Wildcat Bluff Nature Center 2301 N. Soncy Road, 352.6007
  • 10 p.m.
    Gleewood
    Leftwoods 2511 SW Sixth Ave., 367.9840
  • May 12 6 p.m.
    Mike Fuller
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 8-11 p.m.
    Insufficient Funds
    Joe Daddy’s 2108 Paramount Blvd., 353.1227
  • 10 p.m.
    Rob Baird
    The Golden Light Cantina 2906 SW Sixth Ave., 374.9237
  • May 12-13 10 p.m.
    Galatea Burlesk presents “Eroticon: Once More with Feeling”
    The 806 2812 SW Sixth Ave., 322.1806
  • May 13 10 p.m.
    Zane Williams
    Hoot’s Pub 2424 Hobbs Road, 356.7548
  • 10 p.m.
    Dan Johnson and the Salt Cedar Rebels
    The Golden Light Cantina 2906 SW Sixth Ave., 374.9237
  • May 16 10 p.m.
    Mr. Elevator and L.A. Witch
    The Golden Light Cantina 2906 SW Sixth Ave., 374.9237
  • May 18 10 p.m.
    Bruce Robison
    Hoot’s Pub 2424 Hobbs Road, 356.7548
  • May 19 6 p.m.
    Mike Fuller
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 8-11 p.m.
    Moon Dog
    Joe Daddy’s 2108 Paramount Blvd., 353.1227
  • 9 p.m.
    The Flying Elbows Merle Haggard Tribute
    Midnight Rodeo 4400 S. Georgia St., 358.7083
  • 10 p.m.
    Dallas Owens with Deathbelles
    The 806 2812 SW Sixth Ave., 322.1806
  • 10 p.m.
    Jonathan Tyler with Charley Crockett
    Hoot’s Pub 2424 Hobbs Road, 356.7548
  • 10 p.m.
    Metalachi
    Leftwoods 2511 SW Sixth Ave., 367.9840
  • May 20 1 p.m.-12 a.m.
    Homer's Hometown Reunion 20th anniversary celebration will include live music from Casey Berry & The Live Texas Mosquitoes, Cody Jinks, Cody Johnson, Cooder Graw, The Night Stealers and Shotgun Rider, and the winner of a battle of the bands contest at Hoots Pub.
    800 S. Whitaker Road, 340.5077
  • 6 p.m.
    Tennessee Tuckness
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • 8 p.m.
    Flying J Wranglers
    Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre 11450 Park Road 5, 488.2227
  • 8 p.m.
    Flying J Wranglers
    Palo Duro Canyon State Park Pioneer Amphitheatre 11450 Park Road 5, 488.2227
  • 9 p.m.
    Jason Boland & The Stragglers
    Midnight Rodeo 4400 S. Georgia St., 358.7083
  • 9 p.m.
    Michael Leonard Witham
    The 806 2812 SW Sixth Ave., 322.1806
  • 10 p.m.
    Dirty River Boys with No Dry County
    Hoot’s Pub 2424 Hobbs Road, 356.7548
  • May 25 6 p.m.
    Yvonne Perea
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • May 27 12-9 p.m.
    Bad Magik Music Festival
    Sam Houston Park 4101 Line Ave., 322.1806
  • 6 p.m.
    Tennessee Tuckness
    Pescaraz Italian Restaurant 3415-K Bell St., 350.5430
  • May 30 7-9 p.m.
    Starlight Theater
    Sam Houston Park picnic area 4101 Line Ave., 378.3069
  • May 5 10-11 a.m.
    Toddler Tracks Preschool Program Guests will read a short book, and then explore through play and crafting. If the weather is nice, be prepared to get a little messy; you never know what adventures will be found. Adult participation is encouraged.
    Wildcat Bluff Nature Center 2301 N. Soncy Road, 352.6007
  • May 6 10:15-11 a.m.
    Senior Tea & Tour Join other active seniors in learning programs that take you on an adventure of discovery. Learn about animals you may see in your backyard, as well as exotic animals from around the world.
    Amarillo Zoo 700 Comanchero Trail, 381.7911
  • 1-3 p.m.
    Migratory Bird Day
    Amarillo Zoo 700 Comanchero Trail, 381.7911
  • May 13 4-8 p.m.
    Walk on the Wild Side Art Walk Stroll through Libb's Trail to view artwork from local artists. There will be more than 25 artists, featuring painting, photography, sculptures, and jewelry to enjoy and buy, along with a silent auction and raffle of artwork, and an animal show in the Gilvin Natural Science Building, live music, and a food truck on-site.
    Wildcat Bluff Nature Center 2301 N. Soncy Road, 352.6007
  • May 14 All day.
    Mother’s Day at the Zoo All moms receive free admission and the first 100 moms will receive a free potted plant.
    Amarillo Zoo 700 Comanchero Trail, 381.7911
  • 12-4:30 p.m.
    Mother’s Day Free admission for moms.
    Don Harrington Discovery Center 1200 Streit Drive, 355.9547
  • May 17 7-9 p.m.
    Sunset, Wildflowers and Wine Evening social will include a bring-your-own potluck with a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.
    Wildcat Bluff Nature Center 2301 N. Soncy Road, 352.6007
  • May 20 1-3 p.m.
    Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins Learn more about the turtles and tortoises of Texas and throughout the world.
    Amarillo Zoo 700 Comanchero Road, 381.7911
  • May 24 10:15-11 a.m.
    Senior Tea & Tour Join other active seniors in learning programs that take you on an adventure of discovery. Learn about animals you may see in your backyard, as well as exotic animals from around the world.
    Amarillo Zoo 700 Comanchero Road, 381.7911
  • May 25 7-9 p.m.
    Cultural Conversations
    Wildcat Bluff Nature Center 2301 N. Soncy Road, 352.6007
  • May 27 1-3 p.m.
    Show Your Stripes! International Tiger Day Learn all about tigers and the efforts underway to protect these endangered cats in the wild.
    Amarillo Zoo 700 Comanchero Road, 381.7911
  • May 5 5-9 p.m.
    Cinco de Mayo Fajita Festival Hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Celebration will include live music, food and beverages.
    East Fourth Avenue and South Grant Street, 379.8800
  • May 8 6 p.m.
    Amarillo Reads: An Evening with Rilla Askew The author of “Kind of Kin” will speak. The book is the spring selection for the Amarillo Reads program.
    Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 12 5:30-9:30 p.m.
    Parents Night Out Take a date night and leave the kids with DHDC. Children will enjoy experiments, exhibits and dinner.
    Don Harrington Discovery Center 1200 Streit Drive, 355.9547
  • 7-10 p.m.
    NAACP Scholarship Awards Banquet
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 7-10 p.m.
    Amarillo College Graduation
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 13 10 a.m.
    Mother's Day at PPHM Make paper flowers or a card for a special woman. Supplies provided.
    Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum 2503 Fourth Ave., 651.2244
  • 10 a.m.
    WTAMU Spring Commencement The College of Engineering, Computer Sciences and Mathematics, and College of Education and Social Sciences. 2 p.m. Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. 6 p.m. The College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences and the College of Business.
    First United Bank Center 801 23rd St., Canyon, 651.2044
  • May 17 6-8:30 p.m.
    AC Fire Academy Pinning Ceremony Sponsored by the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council Arts Committee.
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 19 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    AISD Superintendent’s Scholars Luncheon
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Room 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 3-4:30 p.m.
    Texas Tech School of Pharmacy Awards Banquet
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 20 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Amarillo Walking Tour Led by Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's Michael Grauer.
    Downtown Amarillo, 651.2244
  • 6-10 p.m.
    Armed Forces Day “Celebrating Freedom & Honoring Service” Banquet Featured speaker will be Kris Paronto, with entertainment provided by singer Steve Amerson. Dinner will be catered by Nineteen49 Catering.
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 25 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    AGN Athlete of the Year Banquet Athletes of the Week, Athletes of the Year, Scholar Athletes and their coaches will be recognized for their efforts during the 2016-2017 school year. The Boy and Girl Athletes of the Year, Boy and Girl Coaches of the Year and Team of the Year will be announced.
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Room 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
    Bushland High School Graduation
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 26 5-6:30 p.m.
    Randall High School Graduation
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 6:30-8 p.m.
    Richard Milburn Academy Graduation
    Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts 500 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
    Highland Park Graduation
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 8-9 p.m.
    Amarillo High School Graduation
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 27 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Caprock High School Graduation
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 2-3:30 p.m.
    Palo Duro High School Graduation
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 5:30-7 p.m.
    Tascosa High School Graduation
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
    River Road Graduation
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 31 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    APD Summer Camp
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 5 6:30 p.m.
    Buff Baseball vs. Angelo State
    Wilder Park Canyon, 651.4400
  • May 6 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
    Buff Baseball vs. Angelo State
    Wilder Park Canyon, 651.4400
  • 7 p.m.
    Amarillo Venom vs. Duke City Gladiators
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • April 4 7 p.m.
    Lady Buff Softball vs. Lubbock Christian
    Schaeffer Park Canyon, 651.4400
  • May 7 1 p.m.
    Buff Baseball vs. Angelo State
    Wilder Park Canyon, 651.4400
  • May 13 7 p.m.
    Amarillo Venom vs. Texas Revolution
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 14 TBA
    WTAMU Last Chance Meet
    Track and Field Complex Canyon, 651.4400
  • May 6 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Tri-State Reptile Expo
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 7 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Tri-State Reptile Expo
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex North Exhibit Hall 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 11 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Business Connection 2017
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 19 5-8 p.m.
    Continental Antique Show
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 20 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Pioneer Gun Collectors Gun Show
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Continental Antique Show
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • May 21 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Pioneer Gun Collectors Gun Show
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096
  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Continental Antique Show
    Amarillo Civic Center Complex Regency Room 401 S. Buchanan St., 378.3096