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The 10: The 10 things you can't miss between March 14 and 23
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By Chip Chandler — Producer

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

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1. South by San Jac

The annual concert series at The 806 Coffee + LoungeGolden 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 HubbaDillon 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 WestTenth Avenue NorthMatt MaherMichael 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

The Texas soprano will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 17 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church for the Friends of Aeolian-Skinner, Opus 1024 concert series.


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.


7. Us

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

The Texas country star — a former Amarillo resident — will perform March 21 at Hoots Pub.


9. Amarillo Symphony

The orchestra will continue its 94th season March 22 and 23 with The Old West, a pops concert featuring selections from movie scores by Elmer Bernstein, Ennio Morricone and more.


10. The Beach Boys

The iconic pop band will bring its Now & Then Tour to the city for a 7:30 p.m. March 23 concert in the Civic Center Complex Auditorium.



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.