The 10: The 10 things you can't miss between Feb. 14 and 23
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By Chip Chandler — Producer
Here's a quick take on your 10 best entertainment bets in the next 10 days.
1. Why Be Good?
Here's an unusual Valentine's Day idea: Organist Rick Land will improvise a score to this 1929 silent romantic comedy in this concert for Friends of Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1024. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St. Tickets $35 adults, $10 students. 806-376-6316, ext. 105)
2. Fun Home and Spring Awakening
ALT's "Fun Home"
These acclaimed contemporary musicals are emotionally devastating, but lovers of great theater can't miss either one. The former, featuring a cartoonist looking back on her traumatic childhood, is on stage through Feb. 17 at the Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, and the latter, a rock musical about repressed teens and their disatrous battles with their hormones, is on stage through Feb. 17 at West Texas A&M University's Branding Iron Theatre.
3. Cinemark's Oscar Movie Week
Catch up on seven of the eight Best Picture nominees (all but Netflix's Roma) as well as the live-action and animated shorts before Feb. 24's Oscars ceremony at Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive. The seven top nominees also will screen through Feb. 24 at the Regal Best Picture Film Festival at Regal UA Amarillo Star 14, 8275 W. Amarillo Blvd. New films opening Feb. 13 include Alita: Battle Angel, Oscar-nominated At Eternity's Gate, Happy Death Day 2U and Isn't It Romantic, and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World swoops in Feb. 21. Special engagements include a TCM Big Screen Classics screening of My Fair Lady on Feb. 17 and 20 and Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative) on Feb. 19.
4. Black History Month concerts
Amarillo Opera's Lift Every Voice concert
WTAMU's Polished Image Gospel Celebration will feature gospel star Jacky Clark Chisholm of The Clark Sisters delivering a keynote address Feb. 15 and then hosting an array of regional gospel acts on Feb. 16, both in Jack B. Kelley Legacy Hall. And Amarillo Opera will revive its Lift Every Voice concert in a Feb. 16 performance at Amarillo College's Concert Hall Theatre, with such popular Amarillo gospel/soul performers as Hood Mass Choir, Donnell Hill, Chana Smith, Devlon Jones, UNITY and more.
5. The Deltaz
The California folk-rock band of brothers will return on their first big tour since losing their home and studio in the Woolsey Forest Fire last year. Amarillo rock band Def Smyth will open. (10 p.m. Feb. 15, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)
6. Banda MS
The incredibly popular Mexicano band will bring its Con Todas Las Fuerzas tour to town. (8 p.m. Feb. 16, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $49 to $159, plus fees; $499 VIP. 806-378-3096)
7. Sam Riggs
8. Something Rotten!
The Broadway Spotlight Series continues with this romp that finds a pair of Elizabethan-era down-and-out brothers writing the world's first musical in an effort to one-up their rival, William Shakespeare. (7:30 p.m. Feb. 20; continues Feb. 21. Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $30 to $60, plus fees. 806-378-3096)
9. Beerology: Grande
The suds-filled Discovery Center party will return to celebrate the science of beer with pub-inspired food, games, music from The A-Town Rockers — and, of course, plenty of beer. (7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 22, Don Harrington Discovery Center,1200 Streit Drive. Tickets $40 members, $50 nonmembers. 806-355-9547)
10. The Brevet