The 10: The 10 things you can't miss between Nov. 28 and Dec. 7
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The Electric Light Parade is set for Dec. 6.
Photo by Ralph Duke

By Chip Chandler — Producer

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


1. Knives Out

Sharpen your senses for this all-star comedic whodunnit from director Rian Johnson (BrickStar Wars: The Last Jedi). Also in theaters:


2. Christmas Cash Barrel Racing

Watch top riders compete in the 15th annual running of this three-day competition, set for Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 in the Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.


3. Bloodline

Christian dance company Doxa will stage this original contemporary ballet about five biblical women at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.


4. First Thursday Art + Music

Kick off December with the newest monthly display of artwork by Shanda O'Neill and tunes from Derek Porterfield & All of His Friends at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Other art shows of note: the opening of the I Am Route 66 Visitor Center & Gallery, 1900 S.W. Sixth Ave., at 10 a.m. Dec. 5, and a Yellow City Arts art show at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St.


5. Nibbler

TheatreAC will stage this dark comedy about a mysterious encounter shared by five high school friends from Dec. 5 to 8 in the Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Also on stage: touring comedian Corey Evans' Black Friday Comedy Show, a Yellow City Comedy production, at 9 p.m. Nov. 29 at RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St.; and Amarillo Little Theatre Academy's sold-out stagings of Frozen Jr. from Dec. 6 to 15.


6. Christmas Open House

Enjoy holiday crafts, seasonal role players, children's choirs and photos with Santa Claus on Dec. 6 and 7 at this annual event at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon.


7. Electric Light Parade

Amarillo's official holiday kick-off event will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at 11th Avenue and Polk Street and wind its way downtown to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St., featuring a March of the Toys-themed parade, food vendors, music and the lighting of the city Christmas tree. Other holiday events on tap will include:


8. Josh Ward

The Texas country star will perform at 10 p.m. Dec. 6 at Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Other concerts of note:


9. Eveline Rivers Benefit Drag Show

Prepare to have your wig snatched at 212 Club's major annual holiday drag show fundraiser for the Eveline Rivers Christmas Project, set for 10 p.m. Dec. 6 at the club, 212 S.W. Sixth Ave.


10. Messiah sing-in

Professional and amateur singers will join together for this second annual Amarillo Opera event at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at First Presbyterian Church, 1100 S. Harrison St.



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.