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Coming Up Calendar -- Nov. 16-22, 2011

METRO ALBANY

Ongoing

Art of Health and Healing: Through Dec. 30, Albany Museum of Art, 311 Meadowlark Drive. Sponsored by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in recognition of its 100th anniversary, the exhibit includes an original drawing by Norman Rockwell, along with artwork by nine Albany physicians. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Admission is free.

Memories of the Civil Rights Movement: The Photography of Danny Lyon: Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 Whitney Ave. Lyon captured his images while serving as photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The museum is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Admission is $6, adult; $5, senior, military, college student and student grades 5-12; $3, student grades 1-4; $2, preschooler; free, child under 4 years with an adult and ACRI member. Contact (229) 432-1698.

Emerging Artists Exhibition: Through Nov. 23, Albany Area Arts Council, 215 N. Jackson St. Works of top student artists from Albany State University and Valdosta State University. No Admission charge. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Contact (229) 439-ARTS (2787).

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.

Today

Every Birdy Welcome: Tadpole Time, 10 a.m., Flint RiverQuarium. Event for pre-school aged children and their caregivers featuring story time, crafts and snacks. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

All My Babies Reunion: 7:30 p.m., Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 Whitney Ave. Premiere of film, with George Stoney and David Bagnall. Event is part of the ACRI weeklong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Albany Movement.

Thursday

100 Years of Broadway: 7 p.m., Albany Municipal Auditorium, 200 N. Jackson St. Presented by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital as part of its centennial celebration. Tickets: $25-$50.

'Steak' a Claim in Education: 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Creekside Education Building, Chehaw, 105 Chehaw Park Road. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants catcher and 2010 N.L. rookie of the year, is guest speaker at the 2nd annual event benefiting the Lee County School System's Transitional Learning Center programs. Event include educational booths and a silent auction with items including Posey's catching equipment from Florida State University. Admission: $20. Contact (229) 903-3920.

Reflections on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Albany Movement, November 17, 1961: 7:30 p.m., Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 Whitney Ave. Dr. William G. Anderson, first president of the Albany Movement, speaks on the 50th anniversary of his election to that post. Event is part of the ACRI weeklong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Albany Movement.

Friday

Music and the Southwest Georgia Movement: 7:30 p.m., Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 Whitney Ave. Rutha Harris and the Freedom Singers perform freedom songs and talk about the part music played in Civil Rights History. Harris, a retired Monroe High School teacher, was one of the original Freedom Singers. Event is part of the ACRI weeklong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Albany Movement.

Living Beyond Success to Significance: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Doublegate Country Club. Darton College's Professional Women's Forum features Lois Shaw, who lives and works at Africa International University in Karen Kenya. Admission: $25 per person. Contact (229) 317-6730 for reservations.

Saturday

A Walk on the Wild Side: Albany Symphony Orchestra spotlights Chehaw; 7:30 p.m., Albany Municipal Auditorium. Guest performers are pianists Marina Lomanov and Joseph Rackers, and narration by Robby Davis. Admission ranges from $8 for students in balconies to $38 for adults in Dress Circle. Contact (229) 430-8933 or visit www.albanysymphony.org.

Holly Berry Market: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Teresa's School, 421 Edgewood Lane. Holiday vendors and gift basket raffle, along with tea room and Santa's Cafe. Fundraiser for St. Teresa's School. Admission: $7, advance; $8, at the door. Contact (229) 436-0134.

A Tribute to Patsy Cline: 8 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. Jennifer Varnadoe in concert tribute to the legendary country singer, along with a special appearance by the cast of "The All Nigh Strut." Proceeds benefit Theatre Albany's trip to Chattanooga, Tenn., to represent Georgia at the Southeastern Theatre Conference. $20 donation. Contact (229) 439-7141.

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

Cheetah Run: 10:30 a.m., Chehaw, 105 Chehaw Park Road. Admission: $2, adult; $1, child. Park and zoo passes range from $5.75 to $8.75.

Alligator Feeding: 2 p.m., Chehaw, 105 Chehaw Park Road. Admission: $2, adult; $1, child. Park and zoo passes range from $5.75 to $8.75

Sunday

A Tribute to Patsy Cline: 2:30 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. Jennifer Varnadoe in concert tribute to the legendary country singer, along with a special appearance by the cast of "The All Nigh Strut." Proceeds benefit Theatre Albany's trip to Chattanooga, Tenn., to represent Georgia at the Southeastern Theatre Conference. $20 donation. Contact (229) 439-7141.

Alligator Feeding: 2 p.m., Chehaw, 105 Chehaw Park Road. Admission: $2, adult; $1, child. Park and zoo passes range from $5.75 to $8.75

Every Birdy Welcome: Discovery Day, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Flint RiverQuarium. Crafts and activities for the whole family. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

Tuesday

Fintastic Day Camp—Gobble, Gobble!: FlintRiverQuarium. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

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

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

Club Xscape: 1019 W. Broad Ave.

Harvest Moon: 2347 Dawson Road, (229) 439-7077.

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

Jimmy Carter: Georgia’s Native Son: Exhibit continues through April at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, Whiddon Road in Tifton. The Carter exhibit chronicles the former president's life, from his his roots in Plains to his White House years and his post-presidency humanitarian career through The Carter Center. Contact (229) 391-5222 or phuff@abac.edu for more information.

Mules & Presidents: The Folk Pottery of Huey and Anne Wheeler: Exhibit continues through Jan. 7 at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, Whiddon Road in Tifton. A first-generation husband-and-wife artisan team. The Wheelers from Dawson have work on loan from collectors across the country at the museum. Contact (229) 391-5222 or phuff@abac.edu for more information.

Thursday

Blythe Spirit: 8 p.m., Rylander Theatre, Americus. Noel Coward's most successful play brings its witty, scathing social satire and spirited comedy peformed by the Sumter Players and Georgia Southwestern State University Dramatic Arts. Reserved seat tickets available at the Rylander box office, 310 W. Lamar St., Americus. Contact (229) 931-0001 or 1 (877) 662-2312; online at rylander.org and sumterplayer.org.

Friday

Blythe Spirit: 8 p.m., Rylander Theatre, Americus. Noel Coward's most successful play brings its witty, scathing social satire and spirited comedy peformed by the Sumter Players and Georgia Southwestern State University Dramatic Arts. Reserved seat tickets available at the Rylander box office, 310 W. Lamar St., Americus. Contact (229) 931-0001 or 1 (877) 662-2312; online at rylander.org and sumterplayer.org.

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

Cane Grinding: Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, Tifton. Cane grinding and syrup-making parties along with luthier/fiddle-maker Mike Vandevelde performing on the Gibbs House porch as wool-washing and spinning demosntrations take place in the yard. Admission: $10, adults; $8, 55 and older; $5, ages 5-16; free, under 5.

Blythe Spirit: 8 p.m., Rylander Theatre, Americus. Noel Coward's most successful play brings its witty, scathing social satire and spirited comedy peformed by the Sumter Players and Georgia Southwestern State University Dramatic Arts. Reserved seat tickets available at the Rylander box office, 310 W. Lamar St., Americus. Contact (229) 931-0001 or 1 (877) 662-2312; online at rylander.org and sumterplayer.org.

Patsy M. Henry book signing: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Firehouse Center & Gallery, 119 W. Water St. No. 2, Bainbridge. Henry will be signing her book, "My Hare Line and the Hat."

Pelham Country Jamboree: Thanksgiving dinner with hame and turkey. 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

Blythe Spirit: 2:30 p.m., Rylander Theatre, Americus. Noel Coward's most successful play brings its witty, scathing social satire and spirited comedy peformed by the Sumter Players and Georgia Southwestern State University Dramatic Arts. Reserved seat tickets available at the Rylander box office, 310 W. Lamar St., Americus. Contact (229) 931-0001 or 1 (877) 662-2312; online at rylander.org and sumterplayer.org.

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.

LATER ON

METRO ALBANY

Turkey Jam: 7 p.m., Nov. 23, State Theatre. Music by the Kinchafoonee Cowboys (20th anniversary celebration); the Bo Henry Band (15th anniversary celebration, plus releasing new album); Cole Taylor; Corey Smith. Tickets: $15 advance or day of show with donation of children's toy; $20 at the door. Tickets available at Harvest Moon, Blush and Moe's.

Festival of Lights: Thursdays-Sundays 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 25-Dec. 11; every evening Dec. 12-31; Chehaw, 105 Chehaw Park Road.Take a car ride through the park or a magical train ride on the Wiregrass Express to view all the spectacular lights. Admission, $12 per vehicle; $8 per vehicle for Chehaw members.

Breakfast with Santa — A Twelve Days of Fishmas Event: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Nov. 25, Flint RiverQuarium. Bring your child for a light breakfast and photo with Santa and a visit to the aquarium. Admission: $6, RiverQuarium member; $8, non-member. Reservations required. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

Albany ARC Christmas Celebration & Raffle: 6 p.m., Dec. 1, 226 W. Broad Ave. Celebration includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, two drink tickets and live music entertainment. Reverse raffle prizes include a men's gold Rolex watch valued at $26,500 or $15,000 in cash. Tickets are $100 each and admit two people. Tickets available at Albany ARC, 2616 Pointe North, at albanyarc.org or contact (229) 347-3910.

Alice in Wonderland: Dec. 2-4, Albany Municipal Auditorium, 200 N. Jackson St. Ballet Theatre of the South performs. Friday show at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday shows at 2;30 p.m. Contact (229) 432-2444 or (229) 869-3698.

Leesburg Christmas Parade: 10 a.m., Dec. 3, downtown Leesburg. Grand marshal is country music star and Lee County native Luke Bryan. Parade followed by holiday festival.

Celebration of Lights: 5 p.m., Dec. 3, Pine Avenue, downtown Albany. Albany's annual Christmas parade.

Sesame Street Live: 7 p.m. Dec. 6; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 7; Albany Civic Center. Tickets: 414-$50.

Little Women: Dec. 8-11 and 15-18, Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. Theatre Albany performs the play based on Louisa May Alcott's famous novel. Performances are at 8 p.m. expect for Sundays when matinees are at 2:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $25 for adults to $10 for military and students. Contact (229) 439-7141 or visit www.theatrealbany.com.

American Legion Dinner/Dance: Dec. 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.

Peppermint Pops: 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Albany Municipal Auditorium, 200 N. Jackson St. The Albany Symphony Orchestra backed by the Albany Chorale and other guests performs holiday favorites. No admission charge, but seating is limited. Contact (229) 430-8933 or visit www.albanysymphony.org.

Two Nights Before Christmas: Dec. 23, Albany Municipal Auditorium, 200 N. Jackson St. Greenbriar Church presentation is free admission.

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