The 10: The 10 things you can't miss between Dec. 12 and 21

Last Updated by Chip Chandler on

By Chip Chandler — Producer

Here's a quick take on your 10 best entertainment bets in the next 10 days.


1. Biennial 600: Textile + Fiber

Amarillo Museum of Art's Biennial 600: Textile + Fiber will close Dec. 22.

Amarillo Museum of Art's eighth juried exhibition — which focus on artwork crafted from, obviously, textiles and fiber — is only open a few more days, so catch it while you can at the museum, 2200 S. Van Buren St. The exhibition includes large-scale installations, works utilizing quilting and embroidery techniques, and more.


2. The Two Popes

Anthony Hopkins, left, and Jonathan Pryce star in "The Two Popes," opening Dec. 13.
Courtesy Netflix

Here's a rare treat: This film, which imagines a meeting between Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce) and Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins), is a Netflix film that'll debut Dec. 20 on the streaming service, but as an awards hopeful (including four Golden Globe nominations this week), it's playing in select theaters — including Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6, 7701 W. Interstate 40, beginning Friday. Other films of note:


3. Amarillo Bulls

The Amarillo Bulls face the New Mexico Ice Wolves on Dec. 13 and 14.
Courtesy Amarillo Bulls

Amarillo's hockey squad will face off against the New Mexico Ice Wolves at 7:05 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.


4. The Nutcracker

Lone Star Ballet's "The Nutcracker" will be staged Dec. 13 to 15 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.
Photo by Cissy Burch

Chloe Freytag and Fabian Morales Garcia of Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami are this year's Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier for Lone Star Ballet's eternal holiday tradition. Performances are set for Dec. 13 to 15 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.


5. Frightmare Before Christmas

Bomb City Pretties' "Frightmare Before Christmas" is set for Dec. 13 at T's Bar.

Burlesque troupe Bomb City Pretties will shake their tinsel in this holiday-themed show at 10 p.m. Dec. 13 at T's Bar, 700 S.W. 10th Ave. Other holiday celebrations of note:


6. FC Amarillo Bombers

The FC Amarillo Bombers will return Dec. 15.
Photo by Dexter Harper

The championship-winning soccer team kicks off a new season in a new league with a 4 p.m. Dec. 15 game against the Falls Town Flyers at Caviness Sportsplex, 525 S. Kingwood St. in Hereford.


7. The Flying J Wranglers

The Flying J Wranglers will perform Dec. 17 at Amarillo Little Theatre.

The cowboy musicians from Ruidoso, N.M., will return for their annual holiday show at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 on the Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle.


8. Rodney Branigan

Guitarist Rodney Branigan will perform Dec. 18 at Esquire Jazz Club.

The phenomenally talented Amarillo-born guitarist comes home for an 8 p.m. Dec. 18 show at Esquire Jazz Club, 626 S. Polk St. Other concerts of note include:


9. Christmas in the Gardens

Christmas in the Gardens continues through Dec. 22 at Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

Only a few more days to see more than 300,000 lights at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Other holiday lights events will include:


10. Happy Holiday Pops

The Amarillo Symphony's Happy Holiday Pops concert is set for Dec. 21.

The Amarillo Symphony's annual Christmas concert returns with shows at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.



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

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