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Community Calendar - August 24, 2011

METRO ALBANY

Ongoing

Visionary Art: An exhibition featuring works from an array of outsider, folk and visionary artists from Georgia and Alabama, including Howard Finster, Eddie Owens Martin, Mose Tolliver, R.A. Miller and O.L. Samuels continues through Sept. 14 at the Albany Museum of Art. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. Visit www.albanymuseum.com or call (229) 439-8400.

Wetherbee Planetarium: Thursdays-Saturdays, 100 Roosevelt Ave. Show schedule — 10:30 a.m., Molecularium; 11:30 a.m., Black Holes; 1 p.m., Two Small Pieces of Glass; 2 p.m., Black Holes; 3 p.m., Oasis in Space. Shows are seen on Spitz “SciDome” high-definition projection system — with 40-foot diameter dome and digital 5.1 surround sound — is the first of its kind in the world. Admission: 3 years old and older, $3.50 plus tax; Children under 3 years, free. Planetarium open same hours as Thronteeska Heritage Center Museum — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays.

Friday

The All Night Strut!: 8 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. Fran Charnas’ “classy and sassy musical celebration of the 1930s and 1940s” includes jazz, blues, bebop and classics. Admission is $25, adult; $20, senior citizen; $10, student. Contact (229) 439-7141.

Saturday

The All Night Strut!: 8 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. Fran Charnas’ “classy and sassy musical celebration of the 1930s and 1940s” includes jazz, blues, bebop and classics. Admission is $25, adult; $20, senior citizen; $10, student. Contact (229) 439-7141.

Deep Wells: Play based on the life of Albany Movement leader Rev. Samuel B. Wells will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Mt. Zion Church at the Albany Civil Rights Institute as part of the museum’s Monthly Community Night series. The play is written and produced by ASU playwright Curtis Williams. Admission is $10. Contact (229) 432-1698 or lee@acrmm.org.

Car & Bike Show: 3 p.m., U.S. 19 Dragway, 1304 Williamsburg Road. Awards for best original, best paint and best custom. $20 registration fee. Presented by the Albany Police Department Family Protection Unit, Hard Time Car Auto and eZeeCopy. Contact Kawasaki Barnes, (229) 483-6271.

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

Low Country Boil and BBQ Rib Dinner: 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Dawson Country Club, Graves Highway, Dawson. All you can eat dinner and live music provided by Jeff Taylor and Dog Day Afternoon. Event includes silent auction and free door prizes. Benefits Humane Society of Terrell County Annual All;all proceeds to benefit homeless pets in foster care. Admission: $25, adults; $12, children 12 & under. Contact (229) 995-7845.

Sunday

Beat the Heat: Flint RiverQuarium; $5 admission to aquarium; $6, aquairum and movies. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com

The All Night Strut!: 2:30 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. Fran Charnas’ “classy and sassy musical celebration of the 1930s and 1940s” includes jazz, blues, bebop and classics. Admission is $25, adult; $20, senior citizen; $10, student. Contact (229) 439-7141.

METRO NIGHTLIFE

The Cask & Kilt Irish Pub: 2610 Dawson Road. (229) 496-9372 or www.facebook.com “Cask N Kilt.” Fridays, Music Trivia with Ross & Jimmie 8 p.m.

The Crow Bar: 717 E-F N. Westover Blvd., (229) 438-7111. Mondays, Live Texas Hold ‘Em; Tuesdays, Karaoke with Quinton; Wednesdays, Greg Taliaferro; Thursdays, Ladies Night, Karaoke with Quinton, Friday; D. Hicks Band, Saturday; Discount Superstar.

The State Theatre: 313 Pine Ave., (229) 344-2237 or www.facebook.com.

Mellow Mushroom: 2825 Nottingham Way, (229) 888-4646 or www.facebook.com.

One Trick Pony, 2538 Dawson Road. Live Texas Hold ‘Em, 7 p.m., and Karaoke with Danny 10 p.m., Wednesdays; Live Accoustic Acts, Thursdays; Live Accoustic Acts, Friday; Faith Jackson, Saturday; Dusty Boots.

Club Xscape: 1019 W. Broad Ave.

Harvest Moon: 2347 Dawson Road, (229) 439-7077. Cowtown String Band, June 24.

San Joe’s: Steve Strowbridge performs Fridays, (229) 759-2065.

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

VFW Post 2785: 315 Philema Road, (229) 883-9950.

The Barn, 1197 U.S. Highway 19 South, Pelham, (229) 294-4687 or (229) 403-6780.

If your club or facility has entertainment coming up, e-mail us at southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Friday for listing in the next Wednesday’s SouthView calendar.

NEARBY

Ongoing

Strings and Things: Continues through Oct. 2 at the Georgia Museum of Argirculture at Abraham Baldwin College, Tifton. The exhibit, presented in partnership with the Tifton Farmers’ Market, showcases the work of instrument-makers Mike VanDeVelde, Davy Davis, Mike Daugherty and Michael Walker. Each luthier specializes in uniquely designed and hand-built musical instruments, including fiddles, mandolins, and guitars. An antique ocarina, a few Appalachian dulcimers, a harp, and a double-bass will also be on display. Exhibit hours for the month of August will coincide with the Museum’s summer hours, and during the months of September and October the exhibit hours will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

Blue Star Museums Program: Through Sept. 5, Jack Hadley Black History Museum, 214 Alexander St., Thomasville. Free admission through Sept.5 for active duty military personnel and their immediate families. Contact (229) 226-5029 or visit www.jackhadleyblackhistorymuseum.com.

Friday

Moultrie Staggerwing Country Jamboree: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. 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; next door to Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie, raffles, (229) 888-3664, staggerwingcountryjamboree@yahoo.com.

Saturday

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.

Tuesday

Pelham Country Jamboree line dancing lessons: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., downtown Pelham across from train depot. Donation of $5 required to help raise money for Saturday Jamboree. (every Tuesday)

LATER ON

METRO ALBANY

Fishing Rodeo: 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Sept. 8, Ken Gardens Pond, 1509 Ken Gardens Road. Free to public; children must have adult supervision. Maximum three poles; fishing license required. Contact Bob Takash, (229) 430-5222 or rtakash@albany.ga.us.

Paddle the Flint: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sept. 3; Oct. 1; Flint RiverQuarium. 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; 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 and flotation devices provided). Contact (229) 639.2650 Ext. 221.

Temple Grandin: One of Time Magaine’s 100 most influential people of 2010, Temple Gradin, an animal scientist and austism self-advocate, appears at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Albany Municipal Auditorium as part of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s centennial celebration. Tickets to this event have been sold out.

American Legion Dinner/Dance: Sept. 9, American Legion Post 30, 2916 Gillionville Road. Dinner, 7 p.m.; dancing, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Music: Ed McRee and Don Turner. Cost: $7, dance only; $10, dinner/dance. Contact (229) 435-5450.

Cancer Ties: 6 p.m., Sept. 15, Doublegate Country Club. Kinchafoonee Cowboys concert and silent auction. This year’s event benefits Haley Champion Tennyson. Admission: $20. Contact (229) 344-4992.

If Only He Knew: Stage play, 7 p.m., Sept. 16, Albany Municipal Auditorium. Admission: orchestra and 1st balcony, $32; remainder of 1st balcony, $27; 2nd balcony, $17. For tickets call Civic Center Box Office at (229) 317-7217 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Jay’s Hope Foundation Wine Tasting: 8-11 p.m., Oct. 6, Albany Museum of Art. contact Bo Strickland (229) 343-4383 or Jason Gaskins (478) 256-1913.

NEARBY

Crimes of the Heart: 8 p.m., Sept. 8-10; 2:30 p.m., Sept. 11; Rylander Theatre, Americus. Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, “Crimes” with humanity and humor examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. Tickets: $15, adults; $10, seniors, students, Habitat/Fuller workers and school employees. Contact (229) 931-0001 or visit www.rylander.org.

The Coming Up Calendar is a summary of upcoming entertainment events published Wednesdays in SouthView. If you have a item for the Coming Up Calendar, please submit it by 5 p.m. Thursday before publication.

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