By Chip Chandler — Producer
Here's a quick take on your 10 best entertainment bets in the next 10 days.
1. South by San Jac
The annual concert series at The 806 Coffee + Lounge, Golden Light Cantina and Leftwood's will run through March 23, continuing with Tejon Street Corner Thieves with Rock Bottom String Band on March 14; Hubba Hubba, Dillon Cassidy & The Rhythm and J Trial Band on March 15; Amarugia Ridge Runners on March 16; Endless, Nameless on March 17; Spooky Mansion on March 17; Joshua Merello with Reptaliens and Wild Ponies on March 18; Zac Wilkerson and Zack Crow on March 22; Brother and The Hayes on March 23; and La Terza Classe on March 24. A $10 special pass is good for discounts and specials at each official show.
2. Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Celebration
The 73rd annual festivities in Shamrock will include a March 15 kickoff banquet and dance with Seth Ward & The Silence, then continue March 16 with a 5K run, arts & crafts show, Old Settlers Reunion, donegal beard contest, parade, motorcycle rally and poker run, helicopter rides, cornhole tournament and car show, ranch rodeo, concert by Seth Ward and Stacy Gene at Spinning Jenny's House of Music, and a 9 p.m. dance with Parker McCollum and Kolby Cooper.
3. The Roadshow Tour
Contemporary Christian artists Matthew West, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Michael W. Smith and Leanna Crawford will celebrate the tour's 10th anniversary with a 6 p.m. March 17 show in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum.
4. Suzanne Ramo
5. Shanna Peeples
The 2015 National Teacher of the Year will discuss her book Think Like Socrates: Using Questions to Invite Wonder and Empathy into the Classroom, the spring Amarillo Reads selection for Amarillo Public Library. The event will begin at 6 p.m. March 18 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.
6. Indie Lens Pop-Up Screening: The Providers
Panhandle PBS and the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health will host a film screening and discussion of the critical regional health issues of physician shortages and the opioid epidemic in rural America. The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. March 18 at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy.
Jordan Peele's follow-up to Get Out — opening March 22 — looks creepy AF. Opening March 15 are sci-fi thriller Captive State, teen romantic drama Five Feet Apart, Spanish-language comedy sequel No Manches Frida 2 and animated feature Wonder Park. Or, catch more 80th-anniversary screenings of Gone with the Wind on March 17 and 18.
8. Randall King
9. Amarillo Symphony
10. The Beach Boys