The 10: The 10 things you can't miss between Nov. 21 and 30
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Mannheim Steamroller will perform Nov. 27.
Courtesy Matt Christine Photography

By Chip Chandler — Producer

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

 

1. Sweat

Amarillo Little Theatre is getting rave reviews for its latest, a timely drama (and 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 through Nov. 24 in the ALT Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle.

 

2. Falling into Dance

West Texas A&M University dancers are in step for student-led performances from Nov. 21 to 24 in the WT Happy State Bank Studio Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex. Also for dance fans: Christian dance ensemble Doxa will perform holiday show Bloodline at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.

 

3. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Tom Hanks plays the beatific Fred Rogers in this feel-good drama about a reporter (Matthew Rhys) whose life is changed when he writes a profile about the children's TV show host. Other movie options will include:

 

4. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The "worst kids in the history of the world" take over the holiday show in this classic kids' tale to be staged by Amarillo College Conservatory Theatre from Nov. 22 to 24 in AC's Ordway Auditorium.

 

5. Carden International Circus

Look for aerial stunts, music, comedy, magic and plenty of animals at this three-ring circus at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.

 

6. Amarillo Bulls

The Bulls 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.

 

7. Mannheim Steamroller

Celebrate 35 years of holiday music when this beloved, rocking orchestra returns for a 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 performance in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium, 401 S. Buchanan St.

 

8. Black Friday Comedy Show

Touring comic Corey Evans will headline this free Yellow City Comedy show at 9 p.m. Nov. 29 at RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. The bar also will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a Trailer Trash Bash on Nov. 27.

 

9. Christmas in the Gardens

More than 300,000 lights will be strung festively around the Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive, at this annual holiday event open from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from Nov. 30 to Dec. 22. Other holiday events include:

 

10. Travis T. Warren

The Amarillo native and lead singer of Blind Melon will perform with his mother, Amarillo singer-songwriter Tennessee Tuckness, in a 10 p.m. Nov. 30 show at Golden Light Cantina, 2906 S.W. Sixth Ave. Other concerts of note:

 

Chip Chandler is a producer for Panhandle PBS and a member of GALECA. He can be contacted at Chip.Chandler@actx.edu, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.