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Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 18-24, 2013

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 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) 439-2787.

— DCSS Elementary Art Show: Exhibition features the artwork of 158 children from thirteen elementary schools in Dougherty County. The exhibit continues through Dec. 31.

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.

Cubs Program: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., last Friday of month, Wildlife Theatre, Chehaw, 105 Chehaw Park Road. Cost: $4 The Cubs program is designed for 3 & 4 years olds to get some “paws” on experience with animals. Each program includes an animal encounter, a zoo trip, a story, and a snack. Program pricing is only $4 in addition to park and zoo admission.

Flint RiverQuarium: 101 Pine Ave. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Contact (229) 639-2650.

— RiverQuarium Movies: Fridays-Sundays: Alligator Kingdom 1:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.; Micro Planet 2:15 p.m.; Invincible Army 3:15 p.m.

— Discovery Day: First and third Sundays, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Family 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. 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. Fridays and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (229) 432-5799.

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

Thronateeska Heritage Center: 100 W. Roosevelt Ave. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Wetherbee Planetarium and Science Museum are part of center. Visit www.heritagecenter.org or call (229) 432-6955.

— Season of Light: Thronateeska Heritage Center. This planetarium show explores the reasons humans are so fascinated with light during the December holiday season. It’s an exploration of the astronomical meanings behind seasonal traditions, including the “Star over Bethlehem.” Admission is $3.50 plus tax; show times are 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Hours of operation coincide with the Science Museum.

— Santas Around the World: View over 2,500 figurines, sculptures, paintings and crafted forms of Kris Kringle at Thronateeska Heritage Center Science Museum. Exhibit featured until Jan. 4. Admission is free.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday

Twelve Days of Fishmas: Merry Fishmas: Flint RiverQuarium, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Arts and crafts, storytelling, live animal presentations and more for children ages 5 and up. Free with RiverQuarium membership or with regular admission.

Thursday

AMA Movie Night: 7:30 p.m., Albany Museum of Art, 311 Meadowlark Drive. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000 version starring Jim Carrey). Admission is $5 per person and includes popcorn, drink, and candy. Doors open at 7 p.m.; galleries open before the show. Note: Movie is rated PG for cartoon violence and some crude humor.

Friday

Drop ‘N Shop: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Albany Museum of Art, 311 Meadowlark Drive. Drop off children at the AMA for a day of activities while you finish Christmas shopping. Fee: $25, members; $30, non-members. Space is limited; register early. Call (229) 439-8400 or email info@albanymuseum.com; put Drop ‘N Shop in subject line.

Saturday

Drop ‘N Shop: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Albany Museum of Art, 311 Meadowlark Drive. Drop off children at the AMA for a day of activities while you finish Christmas shopping. Fee: $25, members; $30, non-members. Space is limited; register early. Call (229) 439-8400 or email info@albanymuseum.com; put Drop ‘N Shop in subject line.

Twelve Days of Fishmas: Gingerbread Houses: Flint RiverQuarium; Construct your own take-home “gingerbread house” from graham crackers. For more information, call (229) 639-2650.

Holiday Concert: 340 Creative Group on Dawson Road. Featuring national artists Five Eight, Abby Permenter, and Blastov.

BFC Christmas Gala: Albany Civic Center, 7 p.m. For more information, call (229) 594-6260.

Sunday

Carols and Communion: 6 p.m., Central Baptist Church, 1618 W. 3rd Ave.

Monday

Christmas with Grandparents Day: 11 a.m., 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. Deadline for purchasing tickets was Tuesday.

NEARBY

Ongoing

Christmas in Lights Drive-Thru Display at Flowers: 6 p.m.10- p.m. daily through Dec. 31, Flowers Foods Corporate Offices, 1919 Flowers Circle, Thomasville. Annual Christmas In Lights display features 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 will be piped throughout the drive-through display. Contact (229) 226-9110.

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

Wild Adventures: The Valdosta theme park has holiday activities for every member of the family, including an Elf’s Workshop Craft Station, a Holly Jolly Safari Party, A Living Nativity, and narrative of the Christmas Story. For more information, visit wwww.wildadventures.com.

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: Through Jan. 25, 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 exhibit depicting everything there is to love about rural Georgia-old barns, dusty roads, vintage tractors and country sunsets. Email Polly Huff at phuff@abac.edu.

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage: 225 Love Ave., Tifton. Open 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays; 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursdays; 1 p.m.-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

Christmas on the Square: 5 p.m.–7 p.m.; Downtown Historic Square in Bainbridge. Let Christmas on the Square put you in the holiday spirit! Join the festivities for hayrides, hot cocoa, marshmallow roasts and singing by choirs. Downtown stores will be open for last-minute shopping.

North Pole Express: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Take a ride on the Museum’s 1917 Vulcan steam locomotive, listen to Mrs. Claus read holiday classic, “The Polar Express,” and visit with Santa Claus. Tickets are $6 per person and must be purchased in advance at the Country Store. Tickets will not be sold at the event. The North Pole Express will run in all kinds of weather. For more information, interested persons can contact the Museum at (229) 391-5205 or visit the web site at www.abac.edu/museum.

Friday

North Pole Express: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Take a ride on the Museum’s 1917 Vulcan steam locomotive, listen to Mrs. Claus read holiday classic, “The Polar Express,” and visit with Santa Claus. Tickets are $6 per person and must be purchased in advance at the Country Store. Tickets will not be sold at the event. The North Pole Express will run in all kinds of weather. For more information, interested persons can contact the Museum at (229) 391-5205 or visit the web site at www.abac.edu/museum.

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

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 than on the weekends, if you would like to bring a group of friends or students, please call (229) 679-5069 and we’ll accommodate your schedule.

Sunday

Downtown Holiday Open House: Thomasville, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call (229) 227-7020 or email laurab@thomasville.org.

Tuesday

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

Impact Wrestling World Tour: 5 p.m., Jan. 19, Albany Civic Center. Tickets are on sale now and range from $17-$67.

Scirocco Wind Quartet: 4 p.m., Jan. 19, the Albany Museum of Art, 311 Meadowlark Drive. For more information, visit albanymuseum.com.

pARTy heARTy: Feb. 14, 2014. Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Albany Museum of Art.

Roots of Jazz: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15, Albany Municipal Auditorium, 200 N. Jackson St. The Albany Symphony celebrates Black History Month with the “Classically Jazzed Quartet with Ken Trimmins. For ticket information, call (229) 430-8933 or visit www.albanysymphony.org.

Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure: 1 p.m. March 29, Albany Civic Center. Tickets are $17, $22, $27, $37 and are on sale. Tickets may be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office (229) 430-3804 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Local Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at: (800) 745-3000. Ticketmaster’s Albany Location: Publix at 2715 Dawson Road.

LATER ON — NEARBY

Brad Paisley in concert: 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.