With a history stretching back to 1927, Amarillo Little Theatre keeps the community entertained with a full season of riveting productions. The Tony Award–winning musical La Cage aux Folles tells the story of nightclub owner Georges and his partner, Albin, as they try to hide their relationship for one night in order to win over the conservative parents of Georges's son's fiancée. The show features wacky antics, flashy dancing, and ear-tickling melodies, with a story about family and acceptance that warms the heart like a defibrillator powered by hot cocoa. Shows will take place in Amarillo Little Theatre's main-stage space, which sports free parking and 453 seats, ensuring enough room to stand for enthusiastic ovations and preshow jumping jacks in the aisle.
Game Truck Amarillo helps take the stress out of planning children's parties by arriving at doorsteps with all of the equipment and supplies needed to occupy partygoers for an afternoon. As its name implies, the company's signature attraction is its game truck: a mobile, 50-foot video-game theater featuring five high-definition televisions, multiple gaming systems, and dozens of games for kids. The fully insulated, climate-controlled theater can accommodate as many as 20 guests at a time and is entirely self-powered.
Video games aren't the only thing that Game Truck Amarillo can bring to liven up a party, though. The staff can also deliver Zorb balls?human-sized hamster balls participants climb into and roll around in?so guests can explore the party without worrying about a pet cat trying to eat them. Regardless of the kind of party being thrown, one of the company's game coaches will always be present for the duration, ensuring that kids get the most out of their experience. Game Truck Amarillo even uses its gaming setup to provide school groups with a different kind of educational experience. Students can board the game truck and spend time interacting with grade-appropriate programs that explore various educational topics such as outer space and animation.
Staff Size: 1 person
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Bounce house
Recommended Age Group: All ages
The Party Suite eases the planning of birthday, graduation, or retirement parties with its private hall, onsite kitchen, and entertainment options. Kids can tumble around in the indoor suite's bounce house or zip down its slide, and adults can grab the karaoke machine's wireless microphone and read off interesting facts on Snapple caps. Plus, they don't even have to pay more to do so because the karaoke machine, as well as the bounce house and slide, are included with the rental of the party hall, along with tables and chairs that can seat up to 48.
A destination for kids and adults, the Amarillo Art Institute's mission is to enrich the lives of community members by making art enjoyable and accessible for everyone. Ongoing classes for adults include painting in various mediums, loom weaving, and wheel-thrown pottery. Shorter workshops focus on one creative endeavor that can usually be completed over the course of a day. During the spring and summer, there's the Third Saturday Art Beat, a two-hour event that invites children to freely express themselves with mediums that frequently change based on the session's instructor.
Education and safety are at the core of Panhandle Gunslingers. Resident gunsmith BJ Franklin keeps firearms operating properly, while instructors teach men and women the finer points of gun safety. In the pro shop, experts help them select handguns, long guns, and accessories. And to further promote shooting sports, the staff spends time helping to rescue and find new homes for vizsla hunting dogs, connecting people with representatives at VCA Rescue.
As an affiliate of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, the Randall County Roller Dames challenge a lineup of regional rivals to fast-paced bouts of derby, eliciting cheers from an adoring flock of fans. The athletes sport helmets, skates, and tough nicknames based on obscure Cockney rhyming slang as they race around a circuit, elbowing and knocking away enemy skaters in a dizzying display of skill and teamwork. The Roller Dames exhibit a lasting loyalty to their home turf, not only through a series of six exhilarating home bouts, but also through yearly charity benefits for nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and Make-A-Wish Foundation.