The 10: The 10 things you can't miss between Dec. 12 and 21
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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. Biennial 600: Textile + Fiber

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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 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.