By Chip Chandler — Producer
Here's a quick take on your 10 best entertainment bets in the next 10 days.
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:
- This weekend: true-life legal drama Just Mercy, comedy Like a Boss, Bollywood drama Sarileru Neekevvaru and thriller Underwater
- Jan. 17: action sequel Bad Boys for Life and family adventure Dolittle
- Special engagements: a Met Live in HD performance of 20th-century opera Wozzeck on Jan. 11 and well-reviewed anime drama Weathering with You on Jan. 15 and 16.
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:
- Amarillo country singer Lindsey Lane at 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at Back 40 Grill, 1512 Fifth Ave., Suite 101 in Canyon;
- Amarillo rock band Boss 420 at 10 p.m. Jan. 10 at Rounders Club, 2801 Virginia Circle;
- Amarillo rock band Jonathan Guidi & Touching Voodoo at 10 p.m. Jan. 10 and Amarillo rock band Hangman at 10 p.m. Jan. 11 at Skooterz, 4100 Bushland Blvd.;
- metal bands Aether, Signs of Insanity and Visions Scarred at 9 p.m. Jan. 10 at Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave.;
- new Amarillo rock duo Bring Me the Gypsee at 10 p.m. Jan. 10, Amarillo punk band The Bastard Sons of David Hasselhoff at 10 p.m. Jan. 11, Amarillo indie rock band Black Box Theatre at 10 p.m. Jan. 17 and Amarillo indie bands The Mag Seven and Like Red Giants at 10 p.m. Jan. 18 at Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave.
- Amarillo rock band Rival Magnetics at 10 p.m. Jan. 11 at Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road;
- Amarillo country band Lee Scheetz & Borderline at 10 p.m. Jan. 11, Amarillo party band Bomb City Groove at 10 p.m. Jan. 17 and Amarillo rockers Dedlocked at 10 p.m. Jan. 18 at Whiskey River, 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.;
- rockers The Standby with Drowninghost, ODROT and Clarke Paige at 7 p.m. Jan. 14at T's Bar, 700 S.W. 10th Ave.;
- folk singer Mississippi Jake at 9 p.m. Jan. 15 and rock band Black Magic Flower Power at 10 p.m. Jan. 18 at Leftwoods, 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.;
- Amarillo musician Keitha Jones and friends at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at La Bella Pizza, 3801 Olsen Blvd., Unit 9;
- a Songwriters in the Round performance featuring James Lee Baker, John Dennis Garvey, Mali Velasquez and Mike Fuller at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St.;
- and Amarillo rock band Monarch at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at Smokey Joe's, 2903 S.W. Sixth Ave.
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.