The 10: The 10 things you can't miss between Jan. 10 and 19
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Amarillo Bulls will continue its winning season with four home games.
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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. Wolf & Bear

The progressive rockers will tear the house down Jan. 10 at Golden Light Cantina, with Amarillo rock bands Edit Canvas and Theleo opening. (10 p.m. Jan. 10, Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover. 806-374-9237)


2. Ben Is Back

Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges make a powerful team in the new addiction drama (which I reviewed here). Also opening this weekend are puppy tale A Dog's Way Home, Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex, sci-fi thriller Replicas and unlikely-duo dramedy The Upside. Looking ahead, the highly anticipated M. Night Shyamalan thriller Glass previews Jan. 17 and opens Jan. 18. 


3. Above and Below

Cerulean Gallery will celebrate its fourth year in Amarillo with a new exhibition that expands the gallery's footprint inside Canyon Exploration. Featured artists in the show, which will hang through March 8, are Jon Revett, Judy Rogers, Mike LaFleur, Amy Thoennes and Joshua Sorenson. A portion of proceeds at the opening reception will benefit Lone Star Ballet. (6 p.m. Jan. 11 opening reception; on view through March 8. Cerulean Gallery, 814 S. Taylor St. Free. 806-576-0063)


4. Amarillo Bulls

Amarillo's hockey team will continue its winning season with Jan. 11 and 12 game against the Odessa Jackalopes, then again on Jan. 18 and 19 against the Shreveport Mudbugs. (7:05 p.m. Jan. 11 to 19, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13 to $23 adults, $9 to $23 children, plus fees. 806-242-1122)


5. Concerto Extraordinaire

Expect flash and substance at the annual Concerto Extraordinaire performance by Chamber Music Amarillo. The evening will feature trombonist John Shanks on Leopold Mozart's Trombone Concerto, Annie Chalex-Boyle on Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 and Amarillo Master Chorale on Ludwig van Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and a new piece by AMC director Nathan Fryml. (8 p.m. Jan. 12, Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Tickets $35. 806-235-3545)


6. Stories We Tell Ourselves

Artist Dominic Lippillo will open 2019 for the Southern Light Gallery with his exhibition of melancholy explorations of the Midwest. (Jan. 14 to Feb. 27, Southern Light Gallery, located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons on Amarillo College's Washington Street campus. 806-345-5654)


7. Jake "The Snake" Roberts

The pro wrestler will bring his spoken-word Dirty Details tour to town. Roberts gave me a fascinating, candid interview in 2017, so audiences cuold be in for a wild time. (8:15 p.m. Jan. 16, Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave. Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show; $50 with meet and greet pass. 806-367-6163)


8. Over the River and Through the Woods

A quartet of meddling but loving grandparents plot to keep their beloved grandson close to home in this family comedy, opening Jan. 17 for a two-weekend run on the Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage. (Jan. 17 to 27, Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)


9. Dave Stone

The nationally touring comedian, known for his paranormal podcast "The Boogie Man" with Kyle Kinane, will bring the laughs to Leftwood's. (8 p.m. Jan. 17, Leftwood's, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave. Cover $5 advance, $7 at door. 806-367-9840)


10. Amarillo Symphony

The orchestra will continue its 94th season with concerts featuring Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 5 and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring pianist Orion Weiss(7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $16 to $55, plus fees. 806-376-8782)



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.