The 10: The 10 things you can't miss between Dec. 5 and 14

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Lone Star Ballet's "The Nutcracker" returns Dec. 13.
Photo by Cissy Burch

By Chip Chandler — Producer

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


1. Nibbler

TheatreAC's "Nibbler" will be staged Dec. 5 to 8 in the Amarillo College Experimental Theatre.
Courtesy TheatreAC

TheatreAC will stage this dark comedy about a mysterious encounter shared by five high school friends from Dec. 5 to 8 in the Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Also on stage: Amarillo Little Theatre Academy's sold-out stagings of Frozen Jr. from Dec. 6 to 15.


2. Electric Light Parade

Center City's annual Electric Light Parade is set for Dec. 6 in downtown Amarillo.
Photo by Ralph Duke

Amarillo's official holiday kick-off event will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at 11th Avenue and Polk Street and wind its way downtown to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St., featuring a March of the Toys-themed parade, food vendors, music and the lighting of the city Christmas tree. Other holiday lights events will include:


3. Messiah Sing-In

Amarillo Opera's "Messiah" sing-in is set for Dec. 7.

Professional and amateur singers will join together for this second annual Amarillo Opera event at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at First Presbyterian Church, 1100 S. Harrison St.


4. The First Rainbow Coalition

"The First Rainbow Coalition" will screen Dec. 10 as part of Panhandle PBS's Indie Lens Pop-Up series.

Amarillo community leaders Floyd Anthony (Amarillo Branch NAACP), Teresa Kenedy (Barrio Neighborhood Planning Committee) and Mercy Murguia (Potter County Commissioner Pct. 2) will talk about how they build bridges following an Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of this documentary about community organizing at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Alamo Tree Center, 1502 S. Cleveland St.


5. Michael Martin Murphey

Michael Martin Murphey's annual Cowboy Christmas Ball is set for Dec. 11.

The Western music icon will bring his annual Cowboy Christmas show back to town for a 7 p.m. Dec. 11 show at Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Other holiday celebrations of note:


6. 'Tonkin Around the Christmas Tree

Randall King will bring his holiday tour with Bri Bagwell and Jake Worthington to town for a Dec. 11 show at Hoots Pub.

Texas country stars Randall KingBri Bagwell and Jake Worthington will team for this holiday event at 9 p.m. Dec. 11 at Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Other concerts of note:


7. Black Christmas

"Black Christmas" will open Dec. 13.
Courtesy Universal

The cult classic '80s slasher flick gets a girl-power remake in this horror flick opening, appropriately, on Dec. 13. Also in theaters:


8. Amarillo Bulls

The Amarillo Bulls will hit the ice Dec. 13 and 14 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum.
Courtesy Amarillo Bulls

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


9. The Nutcracker

Lone Star Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" will fly onto stage Dec. 13 to 15.
Photo by Cissy Burch

Lone Star Ballet's eternal holiday tradition will return with performances Dec. 13 to 15 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.


10. Ghosts of Palo Duro's Past

Learn about the history of Palo Duro Canyon in a Dec. 14 event.

Learn about historical figures like Charles Goodnight, Isabel Robinson, prehistoric women and Civilian Conservation Corps members at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.



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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