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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 11-17, 2013

Father Virgil (Casey Perkins) sings to young Clara (Donna DeReus) in a scene from "Nuncrackers." Theatre Albany musical comedy wraps up its two-weekend run with four performances this week, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. (Albany Herald file photo)

Father Virgil (Casey Perkins) sings to young Clara (Donna DeReus) in a scene from "Nuncrackers." Theatre Albany musical comedy wraps up its two-weekend run with four performances this week, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. (Albany Herald file photo)

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: Through Dec. 31; photographs of naturalistic scenes; exhibit displayed.

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 229-439-2787.

DCSS Elementary Art Show: Through Dec. 31. This exhibition showcases art work of Dougherty County Elementary School students and features artwork of 158 children from 13 elementary schools.

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.

Flint RiverQuarium Movies: 101 Pine Ave. Fri., Sat., and Sun.: Alligator Kingdom 1:15 & 4:15; Micro Planet 2:15; Invincible Army 3:15. Saturday: Alligator Kingdom 1:15 & 4:15; Micro Planet 2:15; Invincible Army 3:15. For more information, call (229) 639-2650.

Discovery Day: Flint RiverQuarium, first and third Sunday of each month, 2 - 4 p.m. Bring the whole family and join the fun with arts and crafts, storytelling, live animal presentations and more. Designed for children ages 5 and up, each month features a different theme. Children receive a free F.U.N. Passport that is stamped on each Sunday visit. Once you receive 4 stamps, you become a Flint Ultimate Naturalist and receive a F.U.N. Certificate and a prize. Free with RiverQuarium membership or with regular admission.

Farmers’ Market: 1402 S. Slappey Blvd (across from main post office); open every Fri., 2 to 6 p.m. and Sat., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (229) 432-5799.

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

Santas Around the World: Through Jan. 4; More than 2,500 representations of Santa Claus

Wetherbee Planetarium: Thursdays through 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. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

THIS WEEK

Thursday

Christmas Past: An Evening With Walter Flint: 6 p.m., Thronateeska Heritage Center Science Museum. “Season of Lights” show at Wetherbee Planetarium followed by Walter Flint, longtime Albany radio personality, talking about Christmases past around the world. Planetarium admission of $3.50 plus tax applies; free to Thronateeska members.

Nuncrackers: 8 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. A Nunsense Christmas Musical based on the book by Dan Goggin.

Friday

Nuncrackers: 8 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. A Nunsense Christmas Musical based on the book by Dan Goggin.

Saturday

Open Air Art Market: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 129 Pine Ave. Artists and crafters are welcome to come out to the Art Park and set up. For more information, email info@dtownalbany.com.

Nuncrackers: 8 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. A Nunsense Christmas Musical based on the book by Dan Goggin.

Sunday

Nuncrackers: 2:30 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. A Nunsense Christmas Musical based on the book by Dan Goggin.

NEARBY

Ongoing

Center for Art & Rehabilitative Energies Inc.: 3696 Pearl St., Shellman. Open each Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. All the exhibitions are open to the public. Other times are group visits may be scheduled. Contact (229) 679-5069 and we’ll accommodate your schedule.

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 will be outlined in thousands of lights and holiday music will be piped throughout the drive-through display. The display is open daily from 6 - 10 p.m. at the Flowers Foods, Inc. Corporate Office at 1919 Flowers Circle, off US Hwy. 19 South. For more information, call (229) 226-9110.

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

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

Tilley Exhibit: Center for Art & Rehabilitative Energies Inc., 3696 Pearl St., Shellman. Work by father and daughter artists Lewis Tilley and Meg Tilley Anderson will be featured in this exhibit 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. Over 100 entries by Georgia amateur and professional photographers are a part of this new exhibit depicting everything there is to love about rural Georgia-old barns, dusty roads, vintage tractors and country sunsets. The “Back Roads of Georgia” will remain on display at The Gallery until Jan. 25. For more information, interested persons can email 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.

Farmers’ Market: 183 Ga. Highway 91 S.W. at Michael’s Shopping Center in Newton; open every Fri. from 2 to 6 p.m. For more information, call (229) 432-5799.

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

Victorian Christmas: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Downtown Thomasville. 1890s themed event includes horse-drawn carriages, strolling carolers, holiday shopping, dancers, musicians, museums, food and holiday delicacies. Contact (866) 577-3600.

Friday

Victorian Christmas: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Downtown Thomasville. 1890s themed event includes horse-drawn carriages, strolling carolers, holiday shopping, dancers, musicians, museums, food and holiday delicacies. Contact (866) 577-3600.

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.

Christmas Extravaganza at The Barn: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., 1574 Highway 49 North, in Andersonville. Live entertainment by South Georgia Quartet featuring the Dove Brothers Quartet and the Dixie Echoes; refreshments will be available in “The Feed Room.” Admission: $5 donation at the door.

Saturday

Holidays on the Square: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown Blakely. The first Christmas Tree Trot 5K and Reindeer Fun Run will kick off the festival at 9 a.m. Vendors, antique car show and live entertainment featuring Nashville recording artist Joanna Smith.

Americus Tour of Homes: Noon-6 p.m., Americus. Tickets are $20 per person for the tour and $50 a ticket for the tour and cocktail party at the Lee Council House at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Americus Welcome Center at 123 West Lamar St., Minick Interiors on 303 W. Lamar St., the Hooks Agency at 108 West Lamar St. or on the day of the tour.

Book Signing: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Beans & Strings, 19 1st St., Moultrie. Author Donald “Donny” C. Pitts will sign copies of his book, “The Lamb and the Dragon.”

Christmas Extravaganza at The Barn: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., 1574 Highway 49 North, in Andersonville. Live entertainment by The Old Paths and the Dayspring Trio; refreshments will be available in “The Feed Room.” Admission: $5 donation at the door.

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

Poulan Christmas Parade: 3 p.m. in Poulan.

Wreaths Across America:Sponsored wreaths will be laid on gravesites in national cemeteries across the country to remember and honor of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

Monday

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

Tuesday

Dancing in Downtown: DeLarber Downtown at 227 W. Jackson St. in Thomasville, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $12 per person, per class. Singles and couples 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

Christmas with Grandparents Day: Mon., Dec. 23, 11 a.m. at Lockett Station Community Center, 324 Lockett Station Road. The Albany Recreation and Parks Department, along with 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 December 17 at the ARPD office at 1301 N. Monroe St., Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information, contact Tee Taylor at (229) 430-5219 or the Recreation Administrative Office at (229) 430-5222.

LATER ON -- NEARBY

Book Signing: Dec. 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 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.

Brad Paisley in concert: Fri. Jan. 24, Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, Tallahassee. Paisley’s “Beat This Winter Tour” hits Tallahassee, with special guests Chris Young and Danielle Bradbery. Tickets on sale now; reserved Seat Tickets: $59.50/ $39.50. Tickets are available at www.livenation.com, Amway Center box office, Ticketmaster or charge by phone at (800) 745.3000. Log on to www.bradpaisley.com and www.livenation.com for tickets and up-to-date information.

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.