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The 10: The 10 things you can't miss between Feb. 28 and March 9
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The 35th annual Make-A-Wish Car Show is March 2 and 3.

By Chip Chandler — Producer

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

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1. Steel Magnolias

Go dressed in your best blush and bashful looks when Amarillo Little Theatre stages this beloved dramedy over two weekends from Feb. 28 to March 10.  


2. First Friday Art Walk

The monthly stroll through Arts in the Sunset will feature new works by several of the gallery owners and performances by the Opera Cowgirls at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. The fusion combo also will perform at 7 p.m. March 2 at Esquire Jazz Club and at 7:30 March 4 at Letters You Will Not Get: The Great War Song Cycle at the West Texas A&M University Fine Arts Complex Recital Hall.


3. Crafts & Drafts

This annual party at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum party at 6 p.m. March 1 will feature beer-themed food, crafts and trivia. Then, on March 5, the museum will open Red Dead University, a new exhibition inspired by popular video game Red Dead Redemption.


4. Showcase of Music

The annual celebration of West Texas A&M University's School of Music will include performances by vocal and instrumental ensembles at 7:30 p.m. March 1 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.


5. Make-A-Wish Car Show

The Panhandle Council of Car Clubs' 35th annual show will feature cars of all makes and models on March 2 and 3 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex.


6. Kicker Arenacross & Freestyle Show

Top amateur and pro riders are revving up for this night of competition at 7:30 p.m. March 2 in the Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds.


7. Fat Tuesday

Laissez les bons temps rouler with celebrations at Esquire Jazz ClubThe Drunken Oyster and RR Bar.


8. Captain Marvel

Marvel Cinematic Universe's first film starring a solo heroine previews March 7 and opens March 8. Opening March 1: psychological drama Greta, Texas oilfield period drama The Iron Orchard and Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral. Special engagements include Met: Live in HD's production of La Fille du Régiment on March 2 and 6, and Gone with the Wind on March 3. Plus, don't forget the March 2 premiere of Edge of the World, a new feature film shot at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch.


9. Restaurant Roundup

The annual fundraiser for Panhandle Restaurant Association on March 7 will feature more than 50 food and wine booths, music and the Top Chef Amarillo competition.


10. South by San Jac

The annual concert series at The 806 Coffee + Lounge, Golden Light Cantina and Leftwood's will run from March 8 to 23, kicking off with Vanessa Silberman and Carissa JohnsonBradley SherrerMagic Focus and Like Red Giants on March 8; and Fawkes & HowndGaelynn Lea and The AM on March 9. A $10 special pass is good for discounts and specials at each official show.



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.