The 10: The 10 things you can't miss between Jan. 16 and 25
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The Amarillo Symphony will perform Jan. 17 and 18.
Courtesy Amarillo Symphony

By Chip Chandler — Producer

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

 

1. Barrio Art Show

Amarillo's Barrio Neighborhood Planning Committee will host this exhibition of works exploring the historical sites and people within the Barrio. The show will be on view beginning Jan. 16, culminating in a 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 party at Wesley Community Center, 1615 S. Roberts St. Plus, a bus tour of the Barrio will be held from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Jan. 16, departing from the Wesley Community Center, as well.

 

2. Baskerville

Sherlock fans, get a clue: Check out Amarillo Little Theatre's staging of the farcical mystery Baskerville from Jan. 16 to 26 on the ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle.

 

3. '80s Party

DJ Frenzy will spin at this totally tubular party at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Lit Arcade Bar, 701 S. Polk St. Retro attire is recommended. In other downtown bar news, new club The Hollywood, 715 S. Polk St., will officially open with an 8 p.m. Jan. 25 bash. 

 

4. Amarillo Symphony

Celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday when the orchestra gives concerts featuring his violin concerto, performed with soloist Simone Porter, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.

 

5. Amarillo Bombers

The championship-winning soccer team continues its season with a faceoff against Austin Power FC at 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at Caviness Sportsplex, 525 S. Kingwood St. in Hereford. 

 

6. The Gentlemen

When an American pot lord (Matthew McConaughey) in London wants out of the business, the underworld explodes as crooks scheme to take his place in this latest action flick from director Guy Ritchie, opening Jan. 24 (previewing Jan. 23). Also in theaters:

 

7. A Latte Art Show

Yellow City Art's monthly show will open at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at S&J Coffee House, 112 S.W. Sixth Ave. Artists and audiences can enjoy coffee and games during the opening reception.

 

8. Our Town

It's déjà vu all over again: WTAMU Opera will stage this Thornton Wilder classic at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Branding Iron Theater. In the fall, WT's theater department staged the drama, and the opera will mirror it with its own production of the opera by composer Ned Rorem and librettist JD McClatchy, using the theater department's minimalist set, as well.

 

9. The Big Cheese

The Hope and Healing Place's annual fundraiser will feature 25 varieties of everyone's favorite comfort food, with winners in people's choice, kids' choice and celebrity judge categories. The party will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 24in the Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. If you're still hungry, the Khiva Shriners will host its annual Crab Fest at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at the shrine, 305 S.E. Fifth Ave.

 

10. Bart Crow

The Texas country favorite returns for a 10 p.m. Jan. 25 show at Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Other concerts of note:

 

Chip Chandler is a producer for Panhandle PBS and a member of GALECA. He can be contacted at Chip.Chandler@actx.edu, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.