The 10: The 10 things you can't miss between Oct. 17 and 26
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Lone Star Ballet's "Dracula" will be staged Oct. 25 and 26.
Photo by Cissy Burch

By Chip Chandler — Producer

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


1. Rickmobile

This promotion for the upcoming new season of Adult Swim's cult hit Rick and Morty will bring a Rick-themed vehicle to Amarillo from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at The Big Texan Steak Ranch & Brewery, 7701 E. Interstate 40.


2. Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association

Watch top riders compete in the 2019 world championships through Oct. 19 in the Amarillo National Center at the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.


3. Fall fun

The spooky season is in full force with haunted houses Amarillo Scaregrounds, 2736 S.W. 10th Ave.; the new Butcher's Hollow, 2503 S.W. 45th Ave.; 6th Street Massacre, 3015 S.W. Sixth Ave.; and Van Buren Frightmare, 816 S. Van Buren St. Other autumn-time family fun includes Maxwell's Pumpkin Farm, open weekends through Oct. 27; the Fall Foliage Festival on Oct. 19 and 20 in Canadian; Pumpkinfest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive; Monster Bash at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 at Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive; a Monster Mash-themed Final Friday Art Bazaar at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Gallery on 7th, 513 S.W. Seventh Ave.; a trunk-or-treat on 10th Avenue from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 26; a Fall Carnival from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Hooters, 8101 W. Interstate 40; the Demon Delight Night Halloween carnival at 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Tascosa Drive-In, 1999 Dumas Drive; and Boo at the Zoo from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 at Amarillo Zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. For adults, check out the Halloween Masquerade Ball and bike/car run at noon Oct. 19 at Tripp's Harley Davidson, 6040 W. Interstate 40; the Handle Bar & Grill's second-annual Halloween Bash at 6 p.m Oct. 19 at the bar, 3514 S.W. Sixth Ave.; the Equality Texas Halloween Party at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at Reed Beverage, 3701 S.E. 25th Ave.; the Rosas Halloween Party benefitting Amarillo Housing First at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at American Legion Hanson Post 54, 617 S.W. Seventh Ave.; and Freaks and Geeks Burlesk at 10 p.m. Oct. 26 at RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St.


4. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Angelina Jolie returns as the glowering queen in this Disney sequel opening Oct. 18 (previewing Oct. 17). Also opening that weekend: Zombieland: Double Tap. Opening the weekend of Oct. 25 are cop drama Black and Blue and horror film Countdown. Special engagements will include Kevin Smith comedy Jay & Silent Bob Reboot on Oct. 17, documentary QT8: Quentin Tarantino, The First Eight on Oct. 21, faith-based drama The Reliant on Oct. 24 and a Met: Live in HD performances of Massenet's Manon on Oct. 26 (encoring Oct. 30). Other movie events will include Climate Action Now — Amarillo's screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Chalice Abbey, 2717 Stanley St.; an Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of Decade of Fire at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the downtown Amarillo Public Library, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave.; and West Texas A&M University Symphony's live accompaniment to Charlie Chaplin's City Lights at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall.


5. Palo Duro Prairie Palooza

Celebrate the area's culture with this party from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The event will include cultural booths, Native American dances, atlatl and Dutch oven demonstrations, stargazing and more.


6. Amarillo Symphony

Pianist Jeremy Denk will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 19 at the orchestra's concerts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St. Repertoire also includes Bach's Mien Jesu and Schumann's Symphony No. 4.


7. Plemons-Eakle Historic Neighborhood Tour

Explore one of Amarillo's oldest neighborhoods and its distinct architecture via bus or open-air trailer at this afternoon-long event Oct. 20, beginning and ending at Oliver-Eakle Park, Southwest 28th Avenue and Polk Street. A Party in the Park will run through 8 p.m. Also on tap: the Llano Cemetery Historic Tour from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the cemetery, 2900 Hayes Drive


8. Sweeney Todd

Amarillo Little Theatre promises a bloody good time at this revival of Stephen Sondheim's pitch-black musical about a murder-happy London barber. It'll be staged Oct. 24 to Nov. 3 on the ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle.


9. Dracula

Lone Star Ballet brings the king of vampires back for a new staging of its original ballet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.


10. Reckless Kelly

The Americana favorites will perform at 10 p.m. Oct. 26 at Hoots Pub, 2424 Hobbs Road. Other concerts of note: 




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.