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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 4-10, 2013

A busy weekend of holiday-related events is Coming Up in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

"It's A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre" will be presented Saturday at 7 p.m. at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's Howard Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (Special Photo)

"It's A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre" will be presented Saturday at 7 p.m. at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's Howard Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (Special Photo)

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Fritz (Taylor Richter) holds the Nutcracker in front of a concerned Clara (Donna DeReus) in a rehearsal scene from "Nuncrackers," which opens Friday at Theatre Albany. (Staff Photo: Jim Hendricks)

METRO ALBANY

ONGOING

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

Steven Chapman: Patient Recollections: Photographs of naturalistic scenes; exhibit displayed through Dec. 31.

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

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

Chehaw: 105 Chehaw Road. Chehaw’s park and Wild Animal Habitat is open Mondays-Sundays, except for holidays. PArk hours are daily 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Zoo open daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Special hours for Christmas lights show. Contact (229) 430-5275 or visit www.chehaw.org.

Festival of Lights: 6 p.m., Dec. 6-8, 11-24, 26-29. Take a car ride through Chehaw park or a train ride on the Wiregrass Express to view all the spectacular lights. Admission: $15 per vehicle; $12, Chehaw Passport Members.

Santa at Chehaw: 6 p.m., Dec. 13-14, 18-23.

Flint RiverQuarium: 117 Pine Ave. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays; closed on major holidays.

Movies: Friday-Sunday: “Alligator Kingdom,” 1:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., “Micro Planet,” 2:15 p.m., “Invincible Army,” 3:15 p.m. For more information, call (229) 639-2650.

Discovery Day: Flint RiverQuarium, first and third Sunday of each month, 2 to 4 p.m. Family fun with arts and crafts, storytelling, live animal presentations and more. Designed for children ages 5 and up. Children receive a free F.U.N. Passport that is stamped on each Sunday visit. Free with RiverQuarium membership or with regular admission.

Farmers’ Market: 1402 S. Slappey Blvd (across from main post office); open 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Contact (229) 432-5799.

Thronateeska Heritage Center: 100 W. Roosevelt Ave. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. For information, visit www.heritagecenter.org. The planetarium has showings at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Contact (229) 432-6955.

Santas Around the World: Exhibit of Santa figures and art from around the world continues through Jan. 4.

Wetherbee Planetarium: Thursdays through Saturdays, 100 Roosevelt Ave. Show schedule — 10:30 a.m., Season of Light; 11:30 a.m., Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity; 1 p.m., Season of Light: The Amazing Telescope; 2 p.m., Astromyths; 3 p.m., Season of Light. 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. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

THIS WEEK

THURSDAY

Sylvester Christmas Parade: 6 p.m., downtown Sylvester.

Nuncrackers: 8 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. A “Nunsense” Christmas musical based on the book by Dan Goggin. Tickets: adults, $25; seniors, $20, students and active military, $10. Contact (229) 439-7141 or visit www.theatrealbany.org.

FRIDAY

Farmers’ Market: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., 183 Georgia Highway 91 at Michael’s Shopping Center in Newton. Contact (229) 432-5799.

Nuncrackers: 8 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. A “Nunsense” Christmas musical based on the book by Dan Goggin. Tickets: adults, $25; seniors, $20, students and active military, $10. Contact (229) 439-7141 or visit www.theatrealbany.org.

Peter Pan: 7:30 p.m. at the Albany Municipal Auditorium. Ballet Theatre South presents J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. Tickets for this night are $10.

SATURDAY

Pancake Breakfast: The Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County hosts its annual all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2126 Edgewater Drive, just off Dawson Road. Tickets are $6; no charge for children under age 6 dining with parents. Guests can eat in or take out. Proceeds help fund the activities and projects of Kiwanis of Dougherty County in benefiting children in Dougherty and Lee counties.

Jingle Bell Jog: 8 a.m. at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s HealthWorks, 311 W. Third Ave. The Jingle Bell Jog 10K starts at 8 a.m., the toddler trot starts at 8:30 a.m., the 1-mile walk starts at 9:15 a.m. and the 5K starts at 9:30 a.m. Registration fees through Friday are $25; $30 on race day. Register online at www.supportphoebe.org or call (229) 312-4483 for more information.

Holly Berry Market: 9 a.m.–3 p.m., St. Teresa’s Church, 421 Edgewood Lane. Vendor Booths include jewelry, homemade breads and treats, crafts, Christmas décor, clothing and more. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door; they can be purchased at the school. For more information, call St. Teresa’s School at (229) 436-0134 or visit www.hollyberrymarket.com.

Spirit of Christmas Parade and Festival: 10 a.m., Leesburg. The event will be held in downtown Leesburg, followed by festivities until 2 p.m., featuring vendors, food, and entertainment. Grand Marshal is Miss Georgia Carly Mathis. Contact (229) 759-2422.

Albany Symphony Orchestra: “Celtic Holiday Celebration with Mithril,” 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Darton Theater. Pre-concert notes at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35 for adults and $10 for students with ID. Contact (229) 430-8933 or visit www.albanysymphony.org.

Peter Pan: 2:30 p.m. at the Albany Municipal Auditorium. Ballet Theatre South presents J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. Tickets are $15. Reserved seating; tickets, call (229) 869-5309.

Celebration of Lights Christmas Parade: 6 p.m., downtown. A pre-parade live show begins at 5 p.m. in the 200 blocks of Pine and Broad avenues; look for the Toys for Tots booth and bring an unwrapped toy or make a donation.

Christmas Cookies and Carols: A Holiday Musical: 6:30 p.m., the Camilla Depot. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Camilla Chamber of Commerce and at the door.

SUNDAY

Nuncrackers: 2:30 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. A “Nunsense” Christmas musical based on the book by Dan Goggin. Tickets: adults, $25; seniors, $20, students and active military, $10. Contact (229) 439-7141 or visit www.theatrealbany.org.

Christmas Cookies and Carols: A Holiday Musical: 2:30 p.m., the Camilla Depot. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Camilla Chamber of Commerce and at the door.

A Triumphant Christmas: 7:30 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 417 Edgewood Lane. The Albany State University Chorale and Chamber Singers present a Christmas concert featuring “The Christmas Cantata” by Daniel Pinkham, music by Palestrina for chorus and brass, and traditional music for the holiday season. Admission is free. Contact (229) 430-4849.

Peter Pan: 2:30 p.m. at the Albany Municipal Auditorium. Ballet Theatre South presents J.M. Barrie’s classic tale. Tickets are $15. Reserved seating; tickets, call (229) 869-5309.

MONDAY

Lights of Love Ceremony: 7 p.m. outside main entrance of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

NEARBY

ONGOING

Christmas in Lights Drive-Thru Display at Flowers: Through Dec. 31, Thomasville. Flowers Foods’ annual Christmas In Lights — a holiday display on the grounds of the company’s corporate office. Two nativity scenes, a Victorian village, an animated train, Santa poised on an upstairs balcony and other scenes outlined in thousands of lights and holiday music. Open daily 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at Flowers Foods Inc. Corporate Office, 1919 Flowers Circle, off U.S Highway 19 South. Contact (229) 226-9110.

Fantasy in Lights: Callaway Gardens. Drive-through or Jolly Trolley options each night through Dec. 30.

Center for Art & Rehabilitative Energies Inc.: 3696 Pearl St., Shellman. Open 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. All the exhibitions are open to the public. Contact (229) 679-5069 for family or group visits on days other than weekends.

Tilley Exhibit: Works by father and daughter artists Lewis Tilley and Meg Tilley Anderson featured through Jan. 3.

‘Back Roads of Georgia’ Exhibit: The Gallery of the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton. More than 100 entries by Georgia amateur and professional photographers are a part of this new exhibit depicting rural Georgia, including old barns, dusty roads, vintage tractors and country sunsets. On display at The Gallery until Jan. 25. Contact Polly Huff at phuff@abac.edu.

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

Pelham Country Jamboree line dancing lessons: Every Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Pelham across from train depot. Donation of $5 required to help raise money for Saturday Jamboree. For more information, call Regina Hurst at 229-294-0520.

THIS WEEK

THURSDAY

Americus Christmas Parade: 8 p.m., downtown Americus.

A Very Merry May-Haw Christmas: 7:30 p.m.; Cotton Hall Theater in Colquitt. Admission is $15. For tickets, visit swampgravy.com or call (229) 758-5450.

Christmas on the River: 6:30 p.m., Earle May Boat Basin, Bainbridge.

Fitzgerald Christmas Parade: 6:30 p.m., downtown Fitzgerald. Contact (229) 426-5033.

FRIDAY

A Very Merry May-Haw Christmas: 7:30 p.m.; Cotton Hall Theater in Colquitt. Admission is $15. For tickets, visit swampgravy.com or call (229) 758-5450.

Moultrie Staggerwing Country Jamboree: 7 to 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

Jingle Jangle Disc Golf Tournament: 9:30 a.m., MacIntyre Park, 201 N. Mitchell St., Thomasville. Contact Hands On Thomas County at (229) 226-5200, email info@handsonthomascounty.org, or visit www.handsonthomascounty.org.

Rudolph’s Favorite: SAM Shortline holiday train excursion, Cordele. Boarding at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 West, to Cordele for one-hour layover, returning to park at 8:40 p.m. Games, music and reading of “The Polar Express.” Tickets $20.99-$28.99, adults; $12.99-$19.99, children. Contact (229) 276-0755 or visit samshortline.com.

Christmas at Historic Westville: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit the village and see a 19th century Christmas dinner being prepared, make ornaments, Christmas cards, ivy wreaths, candles and more. Join the Singer family as they hear the Christmas Story and light their Victorian Christmas Tree at 4 p.m., and end the day with Father Christmas and the entire village in the Lantern Lighting Procession and Christmas Caroling. Admission is $10 for adults and children K-12; $8 for senior citizens, college students, and military; pre-K children get in free.

A Very Merry May-Haw Christmas: 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Cotton Hall Theater in Colquitt. Admission is $15. For tickets, visit swampgravy.com or call (229) 758-5450.

It’s A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre: 7 p.m., Howard Auditorium at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Hometown Holiday Christmas Celebration and Parade: Tifton, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Concerts, parade, a tour of homes and a headline act are all part of this downtown gala. Kids can have breakfast with Santa and enjoy free amusement rides. For more information, call (229) 391-3966 or visit www.downtowntifton.com.

SUNDAY

A Very Merry May-Haw Christmas: 2 p.m.; Cotton Hall Theater in Colquitt. Admission is $15. For tickets, visit swampgravy.com or call (229) 758-5450.

Sundays at Four Concert Series: 4 p.m., location to be announced. This performance will feature the Thomasville Singers. Free with a suggested donation of $5 per person. For additional information, visit www.thomasu.edu/actu, call (229) 226-6964, or email actu@thomasu.edu.

Victorian Village by Candlelight: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Tickets for this event are $15 per person and are now on sale at the Country Store. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Guests will get a taste of the community’s celebratory spirit as they stop in for a Christmas Eve visit in a Victorian-era village in South Georgia. For ticket information, contact the Country Store at (229) 391-5205.

TUESDAY

Thomasville Music & Drama Troupe Christmas Show: 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, 144 E. Jackson St., Thomasville. further information to be announced. Visit www.thomasvillemusicanddramatroupe.com.

Dancing in Downtown: DeLarber Downtown at 227 W. Jackson St. in Thomasville. Classes will be held every Tuesday, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. $12 per person, per class. Singles and couples are welcome. For more information, email call (229) 224-0286, email thomasvilleballroom@yahoo.com, or visit www.bacchusthomasville.com. Event occurs every Tuesday until Dec. 24.

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

SWGA NIGHTLIFE

American Legion Post 512: 815 Willie Pitts Jr. Road, Albany. Open to non-members Thursdays through 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 (229) 888-4165, Happy Hour Hour Monday through Thursday 3 to 7 p.m., Monday Ladies Night at 7 p.m., Wednesday Dart Tournament at 8 p.m.; Thursday Jam Session, All Musicians Welcome starting at 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday Karaoke with Wayne; Saturday Horse Shoes at 4 p.m.

The Brass Monkey: 2238 Palmyra Road, Albany. (229) 438-0181. Happy hour Tuesday through Friday 3 to 7 p.m. Today, Poker with Chasin’ Aces, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Dart Tournament 8 p.m. and karaoke with Quinton starting at 9 p.m.; Friday, Dan Crowder 10 p.m.; Saturday, open at 11 a.m. for football; 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.

Dismukes Poolhall: 1209-B N.Slappey Blvd., Albany. Open 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; happy hour daily, 1 to 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 to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Icons Bar & Grill: Unwind Wednesday, 5 p.m., 104 N. Washington St.

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. to 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.

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

LATER ON

METRO ALBANY

Nuncrackers: 8 p.m., Dec. 12-14, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. A “Nunsense” Christmas musical based on the book by Dan Goggin. Tickets: adults, $25; seniors, $20, students and active military, $10. Contact (229) 439-7141 or visit www.theatrealbany.org.

Open Air Art Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 14, 129 Pine Ave. All artist and crafters are welcome to come out to the Art Park and set up. Email info@dtownalbany.com.

Albany Chorale Christmas Concert: 7 p.m., Dec. 16, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 212 N. Jefferson St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students; Darton students free with ID.

Christmas Open House: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Dec. 19, Century Pines and Evergreen Senior Living, 2823 Gillionville Road. Special entertainment provided by Frank Story and the Hood Family. For more information, call (229) 889-8979.

Christmas with Grandparents Day: 11 a.m., Dec. 23, Lockett Station Community Center, 324 Lockett Station Road. The Albany Recreation and Parks Department and Miss Kutie’s Boutique invite senior citizens age 50 and over to the Christmas with Grandparents. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased through Dec. 17 at the ARPD office at 1301 N. Monroe St., open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Contact Tee Taylor at (229) 430-5219 or the Recreation Administrative Office at (229) 430-5222.

LATER ON - NEARBY

Victorian Christmas: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 12-13, downtown Thomasville. Journey back in time to 1890s when life was simpler. Horse-drawn carriages, strolling carolers, holiday shopping, dancers, musicians, museums, food and holiday delicacies. Contact (866) 577-3600.

Tree of Life Ceremony: 6 p.m., Dec. 12, Tift Regional Medical Center, Tifton.

The Grinch: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Dec. 14. Americus Dance Experience presents this Christmas tale at The Rylander Theatre in Americus.

Poulan Christmas Parade: 3 p.m., Dec. 14, Poulan.

Christmas Extravaganza at The Barn: 1574 Hwy. 49 N. in Andersonville. Enjoy live entertainment; refreshments will be available in “The Feed Room.” Admission is a $5 donation at the door. Dec. 13: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., South Georgia Quartet featuring the Dove Brothers Quartet and the Dixie Echoes. Dec. 14: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., The Old Paths and the Dayspring Trio.

Book Signing: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Dec. 14, Beans & Strings, 19 First St., Moultrie, and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at Market on the Square, 15 E. Central Ave., Moultrie. Author Donald “Donny” C. Pitts will sign copies of his book, “The Lamb and the Dragon.”

Night of Joy with Jason Crabb: 7 p.m., Dec. 16, Thomasville Municipal Auditorium, 144 E. Jackson St. A Christmas concert with award-winning Christian artist Jason Crabb, hosted by Harvest America and Beyond Ministries Inc. Tickets available online at www.jasoncrabbchristmas.com or at Rayann’s Christian Bookstore, (229) 226-9253.

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 emailed to southview@albanyherald.com; faxed to (229) 888-9357, Attn. SouthView; or dropped by our office at 126 N. Washington St.