The 10: The 10 things you can't miss between Nov. 14 and 23
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"The ABBA Show" will be staged Nov. 18.

By Chip Chandler — Producer

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


1. Ada and the Engine

West Texas A&M University's theater department will conclude its run of this biographical drama about a young woman who wrote the first program for the world's first mechanical computer during the British Industrial Revolution. It'll be staged Nov. 14 to 17 in the Branding Iron Theatre.


2. Sweat

Amarillo Little Theatre's latest is a timely drama (winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for drama) by Lynn Nottage about a group of factory workers whose bonds of friendship are frayed by layoffs and picket lines. It'll be staged Nov. 14 to 24 in the ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle.


3. Amarillo Symphony

Bah-bah-bah-BA-BAAAHHH!!!!! Richard Strauss' bombastic tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra is the centerpiece for the orchestra's Nov. 15 and 16 concerts in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.


4. The ABBA Show

Gimme, gimme, gimme a tribute show about Sweden's favorite band. You can take a chance on them at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.


5. The River and The Wall

Amarillo native Ben Masters (Unbranded) will host a screening and Q&A about his documentary about the landscape and the people along the US / Mexico border. It'll begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 19  at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. Other movie options will include: 


6. Courtney Patton and Jason Eady

The married Texas country/Americana duo will perform for the final Yellow City Sounds Live concert of the season at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Panhandle PBS studio, 2408 S. Jackson St. Other concerts of note: 


7. Wolflin Village Open House

Enjoy complimentary wine tastings, barbeque from BBQ Revival, music from Kim & The Crash and photos with Santa at this holiday kickoff event from 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 21 at the shopping center, Georgia Street and Civic Circle. Other holiday events will include the Wolflin Square Christmas open house at 4 p.m. Nov. 14, the Lighting Up the Bricks shopping extravaganza from 5 to 9:15 p.m. Nov. 15 in downtown Pampa, Panhandle Community Services' 2019 Festival of Trees at 6 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St., and a Holiday Sip n Shop at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541.


8. Falling into Dance

West Texas A&M University students will show off their best dance skills in performances from Nov. 21 to 24 in the WT Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex.


9. Amarillo Bulls

The hockey squad will face off against the Odessa Jackalopes at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St.


10. Carden Circus

Look for aerial stunts, music, comedy, magic and plenty of animals at this three-ring circus at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22in the Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Other kid-friendly events will include Dino Day from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, 2301 N. Soncy Road, and Amarillo College Community Theatre's staging of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever from Nov. 22 to 24 in AC's Ordway 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.