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The 10: The 10 things you can't miss between Jan. 9 and 18
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"The Play That Goes Wrong" will be staged Jan. 11 and 12.
Courtesy Celebrity Attractions

By Chip Chandler — Producer

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


1. 1917

Fresh off its surprise Golden Globes win for best film drama, this technically audacious World War I film (which is made to appear that it unfolds in one long, continuous shot as two soldiers brave the front lines) arrives in Amarillo theaters on Jan. 10 (with previews Jan. 9). Also opening:


2. The Drifters

The doo-wop / R&B greats will perform with fellow classic bands Cornell Gunter's The Coasters and The Platters at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Other concerts of note:


3. Amarillo Bulls

The hockey squad will face off against rivals Odessa Jackalopes in a three-game series from Jan. 10 to 12 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.


4. Vanessa German: In a Fit of Glory

The African-American multi-media artist will be featured in a new exhibition on view Jan. 11 to April 5 at Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. On view at the museum through Jan. 12 is the annual AMoA Open, featuring artists from around the city.


5. Make-A-Wish Tri-State Open Chili Championship

Loosen up your belt for this annual fundraiser and cook-off, featuring all-you-can-eat chili and live music from Amarillo country act The Buster Bledsoe Band. Doors open at 11 a.m. Jan. 11 in the Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.


6. Concerto Extraordinaire

Chamber Music Amarillo's big annual concert will feature horn player Guglielmo Manfredi and pianist Diego Caetano along with the Amarillo Virtuosi, performing works by Haydn, Strauss and Beethoven. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive.


7. The Play That Goes Wrong

A staged murder-mystery goes hilariously wrong in this farce from Celebrity Attractions and the Broadway Spotlight Series, on stage at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St. Similarly, Amarillo Little Theatre will continue its season with the farcical mystery Baskerville, to be staged Jan. 16 to 26 on the ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle.


8. A Night of Standup Comedy

Local troupe Yellow City Comedy will take the stage at 10 p.m. Jan. 11 at Six Car Pub & Brewery, 625 S. Polk St. Comedians on the bill include Matt Villegas, Skylar Potter, Austin the Holligan, Fredo Wil, Kevin Mason, Colin Robinson and Chas Sotello.


9. Amarillo Symphony

The orchestra will kick off a year celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday with a concert 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.


10. 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 at 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.


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.