By Chip Chandler — Producer
Here's a quick take on your 10 best entertainment bets in the next 10 days.
1. If Walls Could Talk
Learn about and celebrate the history of North Amarillo at this group art show spotlighting the neighborhood's historic locations. Works also will be on view at Arts in the Sunset's First Friday Art Walk on Feb. 1, which also will feature a $10-a-plate dinner from Delvin's Restaurant & Catering. (6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24, Amarillo United Citizens Forum, 901 N. Hayden St. Free; artwork on sale. 806-378-3000)
2. Over the River and Through the Woods
Amarillo Little Theatre's latest is this warm family comedy about a quartet of meddling but loving grandparents who scheme to keep their beloved grandson close to home. I saw it last week, and I'm not gonna lie: It made me tear up and laugh in almost equal measure. (Jan. 24 to 27, Amarillo Little Theatre Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle. Ticket prices vary. 806-355-9991)
3. Peter and The Starcatcher
This immersive family theatrical production from WTAMU Theatre — to be staged at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum — offers a new origin story for Peter Pan, the child who wouldn't grow up. (Jan. 24 to 27, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Hazelwood Lecture Room, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Tickets $12 adults, $8 students and seniors, free WT faculty, staff and students. 806-651-2804)
4. Free Solo
This spectacular, heart-racing documentary about climber Alex Honnold's quest to climb El Capitan without a rope was nominated for an Oscar this week for best documentary feature, and it's a must-see when it opens at Premiere Cinemas Westgate Mall 6 on Jan. 25. Other Oscar-nominated films still in Amarillo theaters include (mostly in limited screenings) Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Mary Poppins Returns, Mary Queen of Scots, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, A Star Is Born and Vice. New this week are kids' fantasy The Kid Who Would Be King and neo-noir Serenity, and special engagements include Dragon Ball Super: Broly, The Final Wish, BTS World Tour: Love Yourself and 80th-anniversary screenings of The Wizard of Oz.
5. Remember the Alamo
Enjoy a Texas history lesson set to dance as actors, singers and dancers join forces for this production, an expanded excerpt from Lone Star Ballet's Lone Star Legends & Love Stories. (8 p.m. Jan. 25, Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Tickets $13.50 and $18.50. 806-378-3096 or 806-372-2463)
6. Corb Lund
7. AMoA Achievement in Art
Fort Worth couple Pam and William Campbell — founders of the William Campbell Contemporary Art gallery — will be honored with an exhibition showcasing their contemporary art collection. (Jan. 27 to March 31, Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. Free. 806-371-5050)
8. Ron Campbell
The artist, best known for his psychedelic Yellow Submarine animation for The Beatles, will be the featured guest for the opening of the new Feature Fine Art Gallery at Arts in the Sunset. (7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 28, Arts in the Sunset, 3701 Plains Blvd. Tickets $20. 806-352-2706)
9. Diego Caetano and Richard Resch
The Amarillo College piano professor will perform Franz Schubert's Winterreise with baritone Richard Resch in what Caetano believes is the Amarillo debut of the Schubert song cycle. (7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Free. 806-371-5340)
10. Moipei Sisters and Fireflies of Terzin
Amarillo Opera will host two different performances by talented young musicians. The first: The Moipei Sisters, Kenyan natives who sing classical and gospel music, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle. The second: Fireflies of Terezin, a play with music originally created and staged at the Terezín concentration camp (or Theresienstadt) during World War II, to be staged at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Amarillo College Ordway Hall on the Washington Street campus.