METRO ALBANY

ONGOING

Studio Glass from the Schuman Collection, through Aug.19, Albany Museum of Art, features works from the museum's permanent collection. The exhibition includes numerous sculptures, vessels, and other works from the 1970s-90s and will include work by Studio Glass pioneers Harvey Littleton and Dominick Labino. The Schuman Collection consists of over 70 works donated to the Albany Museum of Art by Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Schuman in 1999. Museum hours 10 a.m-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; admission is free.

Paintings and Quilts by Bruce Bobick, through Aug. 19, Albany Museum of Art, features paintings, drawings and hand-pieced quilts commissioned by Bruce Bobick, who draws inspiration from childhood memories and the subconscious mind to create a tribute to grandmothers and their often-unrecognized influence. While the artist is responsible for each design, the quilts themselves are hand-made by a traditional quilting group. Museum hours 10 a.m-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; admission is free.

Transubstantiation: An Installation by Keaton Wynn, through Aug. 19, Albany Museum of Art, features works in which Wynn reproduces soft drink cans, cardboard boxes, plastic cups and other disposable vessels in fine porcelain with machine-like precision. Regular museum hours 10 a.m-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; admission is free.

FRIDAY

Lee County Jamboree, Gospel music, 7:30 p.m., 100-B Walnut Ave., Leesburg. Contact (229) 759-2893.

SATURDAY

Wine Tasting Party for the Cure: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., the Ocala House, 582 Highway 32 East , Leesburg. Hosted by Perky with a Purpose, wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and silent auction. Tickets, $20. Proceeds go to Susan G. Kamen for the Cure Breast Cancer Fund. Contact: (229) 343-0291.

Lee County Jamboree, Country and '50s music, 7:30 p.m., 100-B Walnut Ave., Leesburg. Contact (229) 759-2893.

TUESDAY

Exploring Our Solar System: Summer Astronomy Series, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Wetherbee Planetarium at Thronateeska Heritage Center, 100 W. Roosevelt Ave. Features the show "Two Small Pieces of Glass" and focuses on telescopes, how to use them and observable objects in the solar system. Admission $3.50 (plus tax) per person; free to Thronateeska members. Contact (229) 432-6955.

NIGHTLIFE

The Chop Shop: 2238 Palmyra Road.

San Joe's: Steve Strowbridge performs Fridays.

The Crowbar Grill: 717-E & F N. Westover Road, (229) 438-7111.

Casa Tapatia: (229) 903-8802, 108 North Slappey Blvd.

VFW Post 2785: Big Ernie & Danny, Fridays in March, 315 Philema Road, (229) 883-9950.

NEARBY

ONGOING

21st annual Summer Showcase & Invitation Exhibition, through Aug. 13 at Thomasville Cultural Center. Invitational artist is Hank Fleck. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Friday and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Contact (229) 226-0588 or visit www.thomasvilleculturalcenter.org.

FRIDAY

Annie at Thomasville On Stage & Company Theater, 117 S. Broad St., Thomasville; 8 p.m. ; tickets, $15, adults; $10, students.

Moultrie Staggerwing Country Jamboree: Gary Page & The Country Rockers featuring Billy Wilson, Lala Lehmann, Wayne Watson, Robert Price, Emmitt Page, Jason Duckworth, William Brinson, R.J. Brinson and local drop-in talent from surrounding counties; 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m., next door to Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie, raffles, (229) 888-3664, staggerwingcountryjamboree@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY

Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly: Wild Adventures Water and Theme Park. Concert included in park admission -- www.wildadventures.com or 229-219-7080.

Annie at Thomasville On Stage & Company Theater, 117 S. Broad St., Thomasville; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; tickets, $15, adults; $10, students.

A Taste of Spain at Sweet Grass Dairy Marketplace: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 19345 U.S. Highway 19 North. Sample exciting Spanish cuisine at Sweet Grass featuring paella, other great Spanish specialties and a special batch of wine washed cheese. Contact: 229-228-6704 or www.sweetgrassdairy.com.

Pelham Country Jamboree: Cotton Boll Express and drop-in talent; 5 p.m.-11 p.m., downtown Pelham across from the train depot, raffles, (229) 377-8952, pelhamcountryjamboree@yahoo.com.

SUNDAY

Annie at Thomasville On Stage & Company Theater, 117 S. Broad St., Thomasville; 2 p.m.; tickets, $15, adults; $10, students.

ATLANTA AREA

ONGOING

"Phantom of the Opera," through Sunday, Fabulous Fox Theatre, www.thephantomoftheopera.com.

"Escape the Fate," The Masquerade, 695 N. Ave. N.E., (404) 577-8178. Bodies ... The Exhibition, through 2010, Premier Exhibition Center in Atlantic Station, 265 18th St., Second Floor, (866) 866-8265.

European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century; through Aug. 29; High Museum of Art. First critical survey of contemporary Western European decorative arts and product design from the turn of the 21st century. www.high.org.

Signs of Life: Photographs by Peter Sekaer; through Jan. 9, 2011; High Museum of Art. First major exhibition dedicated to the work of the Danish-born American photographer, consisting of about 75 vintage gelatin silver prints from 1935 through 1945. www.high.org.

FRIDAY

"A Conversation with Freedom's Sisters," 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; The Carter Museum's Cecil B. Day Chapel, 452 Freedom Parkway; part of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library's new exhibit, "Freedom's Sisters," a special panel discussion with three of the 20 women featured in the exhibition: Kathleen Cleaver, Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Sonia Sanchez. Moderator is Dr. Johnetta Cole, president emerita of Spellman College. Free to the public. The exhibit "Freedom's Sisters" opens to the public on Saturday and is on display until Oct. 3.

LATER ON

METRO ALBANY

Thursday Twilight Paddle: July 29; 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a leisurely canoe trip on a pretty section of the river from the Georgia Power dam to downtown Albany followed by hors d'oeuvres at the Flint RiverQuarium. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Participants meet at the Flint RiverQuarium. Minimum age is 21. Fee: $35 per canoe (paddles & flotation devices provided). Contact: (229) 639-2650 Ext. 221

African American Childbirth During Jim Crow: Albany and Camilla: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., July 29; Albany Civil Rights Institute; 326 Whitney Ave.; monthly community night presentation features the film "All My Babies" about Albany midwife Mary Coley and a panel discussion about Miss Bea's, a Camilla facility where African-American babies were born. Speakers include Arilla Smiley, a Miss Bea's midwife; Jackie Brisco and Camilla Mayor Mary Jo Heywood. No admission charge. Contact (229) 432-1698.

Paddle the Flint: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; July 31; Explore a scenic section of the Flint River from the Radium/Marine Corps ditch landing south of town to the North Mitchell Park landing. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Participants meet at the Flint RiverQuarium and bring a bag lunch. No alcohol allowed. Minimum age is 10. Fee: $25 per canoe (paddles & flotation devices provided). Contact (229) 639-2650 Ext. 221

Movies in the Park -- "The Goonies": 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m., Aug. 7, River Front park, downtown Albany.

Paddle the Flint: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Aug. 7; Explore a scenic section of the Flint River from the Radium/Marine Corps ditch landing south of town to the North Mitchell Park landing. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Participants meet at the Flint RiverQuarium and bring a bag lunch. No alcohol allowed. Minimum age is 10. Fee: $25 per canoe (paddles & flotation devices provided). Contact (229) 639-2650 Ext. 221

Albany Civil Rights Institute Freedom Singers; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; Aug. 14 and Sept. 11; Albany Civil Rights Institute; 326 Whitney Ave. Museum admission fee applies for non-members.

Oasis in Space: Summer Astronomy Series, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Aug. 24, Wetherbee Planetarium at Thronateeska Heritage Center, 100 W. Roosevelt Ave. Features information on the latest discoveries in our galaxy, deep space objects and constellations. Admission $3.50 (plus tax) per person; free to Thronateeska members. Contact (229) 432-6955.

Reflections of the Civil Rights Movement in Southwest Georgia; 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; Aug. 26; Albany Civil Rights Institute; 326 Whitney Ave.; monthly community night features former Albany City Commissioner Charles Sherrod. No admission charge. Contact (229) 432-1698.

Pearls and Possibilities Gala: Liberty House of Albany will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with a black-tie-optional gala at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Doublegate Country Club. Tickets are $50 per person. Food and silent auctions items are included. Log on to libertyhouseofalbany.com or call (229) 439-7094.

NEARBY

The Shane Owens Band performs 9 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 7, The Barn, 1197 U.S. Highway 19 between Pelham and Meigs. BYOB. Must be 21 to attend. Admission, $12 in advance; $15 at door. (229) 294-4687, (229) 403-6780.

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Third Day, Sept. 25, Wild Adventures Water and Theme Park. Concert included in park admission -- www.wildadventures.com or 229-219-7080.

Back to School Bash: Downtown Nights, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Aug. 6, downtown Thomasville. Extended store hours and entertainment by Thomas County Central High School Yellow Jacket band.

Vince Neil, Oct. 2, Wild Adventures theme park, Valdosta, (229) 219-7080, www.wildadventures.com.

ATLANTA AREA

"Dali: the Late Work," Aug. 7, 2010-Jan. 9, 2011, High Museum of Art, www.high.org.

"Radcliffe Bailey: Art of an Ancient Soul," Feb. 5, 2011-May 8, 2011, High Museum of Art, www.high.org.

"Henri Cartier-Bresson Retrospective," Feb. 19, 2011-May 15, 2011, High Museum of Art, www.high.org.

Atlanta Opera presents "La Boheme," Oct. 2, 5, 8, 10; Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, starting at $25, (404) 881-8885, 1-800-35-OPERA, www.atlantaopera.org.

Atlanta Opera presents "Porgy and Bess," Feb. 26, 2011, March 1, 4, 6, 2011; Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, starting at $25, (404) 881-8885, 1-800-35-OPERA, www.atlantaopera.org.

Atlanta Opera presents "Cosi Fan Tutte," April 9, 12, 15, 17, 2011; Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, starting at $25, (404) 881-8885, 1-800-35-OPERA, www.atlantaopera.org.

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