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Coming Up — Aug. 21-27, 2013

The cast of Theatre Albany’s production “Steel Magnolias” gathers on stage in Truvy’s salon. The cast, clockwise from top left, are Janna Henderson (Annelle), Kim Hobbs (Truvy), Leah Anglin (Shelby), Joy Johnson (Clairee), Kelly Mullins (M’Lynn) and Kathleen Stroup (Ousier). The play, directed by Mark Costello, concludes its two-week run this weekend. (Jim Hendricks)

The cast of Theatre Albany’s production “Steel Magnolias” gathers on stage in Truvy’s salon. The cast, clockwise from top left, are Janna Henderson (Annelle), Kim Hobbs (Truvy), Leah Anglin (Shelby), Joy Johnson (Clairee), Kelly Mullins (M’Lynn) and Kathleen Stroup (Ousier). The play, directed by Mark Costello, concludes its two-week run this weekend. (Jim Hendricks)

METRO ALBANY

Ongoing

Albany Museum of Art: Exhibits at the museum, 311 Meadowlark Drive. Free admission. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Contact (229) 439-8400 or info@albanymuseum.com, or visit www.albanymuseum.com.

Steve Penley: Exhibition through Aug. 30.

Ray Stephenson: Exhibition through Aug. 30.

Albany Area Arts Council: Exhibit at the council’s gallery, 215 N. Jackson St. Free admission. The AAAC normally is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, but call ahead for holiday hours. Contact (229) 439-2787.

Journey With Us: Through Aug. 30. Artwork of 14 Albany area painters exhibited.

Albany Civil Rights Institute: 326 Whitney Ave. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Closed on holidays. Contact (229) 432-1698 or visit albanycivilrightsinstitute.org.

Freedom Singers: Performances on second Saturday of the month, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Community Night: Guest speakers on fourth Thursday of the month.

Thronateeska Heritage Center: 100 W. Roosevelt Ave. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays.

Wetherbee Planetarium: Thursdays-Saturdays, 100 Roosevelt Ave. Show schedule — 10:30 a.m., Molecularium; 11:30 a.m., Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity; 1 p.m., Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope; 2 p.m., Astromyths; 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, which is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays.

Thursday

Community Night: 6:30 p.m., Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 Whitney Ave. Speaker is the Rev. Grady Caldwell II, author of “To Dance With the Devil’s Daughter, God’s Restoration of the Rev. Grady Caldwell.” Free admission. Contact (229) 432-1698 or visit albanycivilrightsinstitute.org.

Steel Magnolias: 8 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. The 2013-14 season opener for Theatre Albany is a play by Robert Harling based on true incidents, set in a small-town beauty shop near New Orleans. Contact (229) 439-7141 or visit theatrealbany.org.

Friday

Steel Magnolias: 8 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. The 2013-14 season opener for Theatre Albany is a play by Robert Harling based on true incidents, set in a small-town beauty shop near New Orleans. Contact (229) 439-7141 or visit theatrealbany.org.

Saturday

Country concert featuring The Law Band: 8 p.m., State Theatre, 313 Pine Ave. Concert features The Law Band, Sarah Davidson, Jon and Anna Gosa, the Mathis Brothers and Felicia Moore. Tickets: $12, advance; $15, day of show. Contact (229) 344-6678.

Steel Magnolias: 8 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. The 2013-14 season opener for Theatre Albany is a play by Robert Harling based on true incidents, set in a small-town beauty shop near New Orleans. Contact (229) 439-7141 or visit theatrealbany.org.

Sunday

Steel Magnolias: 2:30 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. The 2013-14 season opener for Theatre Albany is a play by Robert Harling based on true incidents, set in a small-town beauty shop near New Orleans. Contact (229) 439-7141 or visit theatrealbany.org.

SWGA NIGHTLIFE

American Legion Post 512: 815 Willie Pitts Jr. Road, Albany. Open to non-members Thursdays-Tuesdays. Lounge opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, dance, no cover; Friday, dance, $5 cover; Saturday, dance, $5 cover; Sunday, BYOB, $5 cover. Contact (229) 436-0162.

Another Place: 1502 East Broad Ave., Albany. Happy Hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Today, dart tournament, 8 p.m.; Thursday, jam session and karaoke, 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Karaoke with Robert Wayne and Mark, 8 p.m; Saturday, horse shoes, 4 p.m.; Monday, Ladies Night, 7 p.m. Contact (229) 888-4165.

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

Benchwarmer Lounge: 2422 Sylvester Road, Albany. Daily Happy Hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Today, Men’s Night; Thursday, Ladies’ Night; Friday and Saturday, karaoke. Contact (229) 420-5440.

Big Rax Saloon: 717 N. Westover Blvd., Albany (229) 888-3334 or www.bigrax.com. Friday, AKelly Ballard; Saturday, Man Made.

The Brass Monkey: 2238 Palmyra Road, Albany. (229) 438-0181. Happy hour Tuesday-Friday 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Today, Poker with Chasin’ Aces, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Karaoke with Quinton, 8 p.m.; Friday, Money 10 p.m.; Saturday, Karaoke with Andy Newell, 9 p.m.; Monday, all-day happy hour; Tuesday, Trivia with Andy Newell, 8:30 p.m.

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

Chill Bar & Grill: Broad Ave., Albany. Today: Wine Down Wednesday, 5 p.m.

Club Xscape: 1019 W. Broad Ave., Albany.

Cypress Grill at Lake Blackshear Resort: 2459-H U.S. Highway 280 West, Cordele. Contact (229) 401-1295.

Dismukes Poolhall: 1209-B N.Slappey Blvd., Albany. Open 3 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; happy hour daily, 1 p.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday, ladies night. (229) 496-9022.

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

Henry’s Fine Edibles: 2516 Dawson Road, Albany. (229) 883-5470. Happy Hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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

Our Daily Bread: 106 N. Washington St., Albany. Friday, 7 p.m.-midnight, dinner and live music.

POB Lounge: 2408 Liberty Expressway, Putney. Today, Night golf tournament; Thursday, Customer Appreciation Night; Friday and Saturday, Karaoke; Tuesday, Nine ball tournament. (229) 888-6630.

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

VFW Post 2785: 315 Philema Road, Albany. Open to non-VFW members. Lounge opens at 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Friday: Still River Band with Danny and Big Ernie, 8:30 p.m. Saturday: Mac George Band, 8:30 p.m. Contact (229) 883-9950.

NEARBY

Ongoing

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage, 225 Love Ave., Tifton. Open 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays; 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. No admission charge. Contact (229) 382-5083 or jrigdon@friendlycity.net.

Friday

Bottles & Brushes: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, 2802 Moore Highway, Tifton. Participants will paint “Vase of Color” by local artist/instructor Brenda Rose. Participants can bring their favorite beverage. Museum provides the paint, canvas and brushes. Registration required. Fee: $25, individual; $40, couple. Contact (229) 391-5222 or email phuff@abac.edu.

Moultrie Staggerwing Country Jamboree: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Gary Page & The Country Rockers, featuring Billy Wilson, Ernest Hagen, Wayne Watson, Lalla Lehmann, Emmitt Page and Gary Page; next door to Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie, raffles, (229) 888-3664, staggerwingcountryjamboree@yahoo.com.

Saturday

Casino Night: 5th annual event, 7 p.m., Turkey Creek Dining & Golf, 330 Ocilla Highway, Fitzgerald. Doors open 6:30 p.m. The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Chamber of Commerce fundraiser is Vegas-style casino gambling conducted with “funny money.” Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 each, includes includes hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, chances for prizes and $1,000 in “funny money.” Contact (229) 423-9357.

Pelham Country Jamboree: Cotton Boll Express featuring special guests A.J. Thomas, Jeff Howell, Lalla Leaman, Mack Harrison, Von Bass and Gary & Emmitt Page; 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; downtown Pelham, across from the train depot. Contact (229) 377-8952 or 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.

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.

Submissions must be typed, concise and e-mailed to southview@albanyherald.com; faxed to (229) 888-9357, Attn. SouthView; or dropped by our office at 126 N. Washington St.

LATER ON

METRO ALBANY

American Legion Dinner Dance: Sept. 13, American Legion Post 30, 2916 Gillionville Road. Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Music by Ed Mcree and Don Turner. Dance: $7; dinner and dance: $10. Contact (229) 435-5450.

Freedom Singers: 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 14, Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 Whitney Ave. Museum admission applies. Free to museum members. Contact (229) 432-1698.

5 Rock Bands: 7 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 28, State Theater. Performing will be Cut N Run, Poser, Lo-Cast, Beyond Sorrow and Dog Head. All ages welcome and cash bar available. Tickets: $5. Contact Lane Rosen at (229) 344-2237.

Albany Family Play Day: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 28, Tift Park, Monroe Street and Fifth Avenue. Annual Albany Family Play Day in Tift Park includes games, arts and crafts, and prizes. Home Depot will have kits for the kids. Program is presented by the Albany Recreation & Parks Department and Youth Becoming Healthy.

East Meets West: 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sept. 28, Darton State College Theater, 2400 Gillionville Road. Su-Chang, playing the guzheng, joins the Albany Symphony Orchestra for its opening concert of the 2013-14 season. Su Chang is to perform “Identity: Zhongshang Zhuang,” a piece that combines the richness of the Western orchestra with a 3,800-year-old Chinese folk instrument. Also hear Eastern influences as the orchestra performs Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber and von Weber’s Overture to Die Freischutz. Pre-concert notes are at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10-$35. Contact (229) 430-8933, email info@albanysymphony.org or visit www.albanysymphony.org.

LATER ON — NEARBY

Kinchafoonee Cowboys: 8 p.m., Aug, 31, Cypress Grill at Lake Blackshear Resort, 2459-H U.S. Highway 280 West, Cordele. Tickets: $10 at the door, must be 21 years of age. Contact (229) 401-1295.

East Meets West: 3 p.m., Sept. 29, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton. Su-Chang, playing the guzheng, joins the Albany Symphony Orchestra for an encore of its opening concert of the 2013-14 season. Su Chang is to perform “Identity: Zhongshang Zhuang,” a piece that combines the richness of the Western orchestra with a 3,800-year-old Chinese folk instrument. Also hear Eastern influences as the orchestra performs Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber and von Weber’s Overture to Die Freischutz. Contact (229) 430-8933, email info@albanysymphony.org or visit www.albanysymphony.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.

Submissions must be typed, concise and e-mailed to southview@albanyherald.com; faxed to (229) 888-9357, Attn. SouthView; or dropped by our office at 126 N. Washington St.