Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - April 2-8, 2014



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. Call (229) 439-8400 or info at albanymuseum.com, or visit www.albanymuseum.com.

• Destinations in Painting: Traces the movement of art in Europe through the 19th century. Exhibit runs through April 26.

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. Call (229) 439-2787.

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

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

• RiverQuarium movies: Fridays through Sundays: Alligator Kingdom 1:15 and 4:15 p.m.; Micro Planet 2:15 p.m.; Invincible Army 3:15 p.m.

• Discovery Day: First and third Sundays, 2 to 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 to 6 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (229) 432-5799.

Farmers Market: 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays, 183 Ga. Highway 91 S.W. at Michael’s Shopping Center in Newton. Call (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.



Dine for Babies: March of Dimes partners with Ruby Tuesday’s Give Back program for this event in which Ruby Tuesday will donate 20% of their sales to support babies and the March of Dimes.


Community Plant Exchange: All day, 808 5th Ave. Cost is free. The Albany Garden Club will host its annual Community Plant Exchange on the side lawn next to the Federated Garden Center. Please bring a plant to exchange/trade, if possible. For more information, call (229) 888-8366.

Kid’s Ceramics Days: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Albany Museum of Art. Recommended for children in first through eigth grades; kids will build objects with clay and pieces will be fired and dried to be picked up at later day. Cost is $30 for non-members, $25 for members; supplies included. For more information, call (229) 439-8400.



American Legion Dance: First Saturday of each month, 722 N. Madison St., Thomasville. Dinner at 6 p.m. is $3, followed by dance from 7 to 10 p.m. — $7 donation. No alcohol or smoking. Live music from Albany musicians. For more information, call (229) 221-3813. Members of American Legion, VFQ or DAV are admitted to dance at no charge.

Center for Art and 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, call (229) 679-5069 and we’ll accommodate your schedule.

• “Separate Realities” displays works by artist Ray Pierotti.

• “International Silk Painters:” Exhibit runs through May 11 at The Center for Art & Rehabilitative Energies, Shellman. Features the work of eight painters who paint exclusively on silk. The Center is open and free to the public each weekend from 2 to 6 p.m. For more information, call (229) 679-5069 or (229) 679-2070.

Quilting Exhibit: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon. Dozens of traditional geometric quilts, alongside folk art story-telling quilts, from the Museum’s Permanent and Education Collections will be on display through May 18.

Second Saturday in Boston: Special promotions will then be held monthly on second Saturdays. Retail shops will be open extended hours with specials offered during regular hours plus additional specials. For more information, visit www.bostonga.com.

The Accidental Gallery: 109 W. Jefferson St. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Sandi Shaw at (816) 309-5131.

• “Three Seasons:” Featuring acrylic paintings on scratched wood by artist Linda Van Beck. The exhibit will run until April 8.

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

Visual Journaling Classes with Julie Guyot: Tuesdays through March 25, 6 to 8 p.m., Building 209, 209 W. Remington Ave., Thomasville. Participants will make pages that incorporate painting, drawing, collage, writing and so much more. No art or writing experience is necessary. Tickets $75 includes supplies. For more information, call (229) 226-0588, email info@thomasvillearts.org, or visit www.thomasvillearts.org.

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.



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


Folklife Festival: Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Folklife Festival will also offer up demonstrations including tree debarking and hewing, mule plowing and farrier demonstrations. Guests can try their hand at sheep shearing, wool spinning, weaving, wool washing and butter-making. Admission is $8 for seniors, $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 16 years of age and free for children under five. For more information on the Georgia Folklife Festival, interested persons can contact the Country Store at (229) 391-5205.

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


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.


88’s Bar and Lounge: Open Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 5 p.m. to midnight.

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. Call (229) 436-0162.

Another Place: 1502 East Broad Ave., Albany (229) 888-4165, Happy Hour Hour Monday through Thursday 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday dart tournament at 8 p.m.; Thursday Open Mic and Karaoke, all musicians welcome starting at 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday Karaoke with Wayne; Saturday Horse Shoes at 4 p.m.

Benchwarmer Bar: 2422 Sylvester Road, (229) 420-5440. Karoke every night; free Wi-Fi. Monday and Tuesday beer specials all day; Thursday, Ladies Day; Karaoke every night. Free Wi-Fi. Karaoke with Herb Friday and Saturday. April 5 “Benefit for Allison’s Medical Expenses;” April 12 “Racing at the Bench.” Come watch all of the Nascar races. Food, cornhole and horseshoes. Special pricing for bartenders and servers.

Bogey’s: 2238 Palmyra Road, Albany. (229) 438-0181. Happy Hour every afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday customer appreciation with happy hour prices all day long; Tuesday trivia and karaoke with Andy Newell at 8 p.m.; Wednesday poker with Chasin’ Aces at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday dart tournament at 8 p.m., karaoke with Quinton at 9 p.m.; Friday, Tina Natoli and Charlie Meyer at 10 p.m., and Saturday karoke with Andy Newell.

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

Chill Bar and 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 through Saturday.

Icons Bar and 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 through Saturdays. Friday: Still River Band with Danny and Big Ernie, 8:30 p.m. Saturday: Mac George Band, 8:30 p.m. Call (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.



Caregiver Conference: April 10, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Byne Memorial Baptist Church. For family and professional caregivers; fee is $25; lunch provided.

Evening of Italian Opera: 2:30 and 7 p.m., April 12, Darton College theater. The finale of the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s 50th anniversary season features overtures, choruses, arias, ensembles and highlights from Italian Opera. Joining the Albany Symphony will be the combined choirs of Albany State University, Darton State College, Georgia Southwestern State University, Macon State University, the Albany Chorale and Southwest Civic Chorus. Tickets: $10 to $35. Call (229) 430-8933 or visit albanysymphony.org.

Industry Celebration Rise N Shine: April 16, Merry Acres Event Center. The monthly Albany Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast recognizes local industries. Networking and coffee is at 7:30 a.m., breakfast and program at 8 a.m. Cost is $20, chamber members; $30, non-members by April 11; $25, members, and $35, non-members, afterward. Email scorbin@albanyga.com or visit www.albanyga.com.

Sinatra and Friends featuring Pat Sallarulo: Albany Symphony black-tie optional fundraiser is at 7 p.m. May 9 at Doublegate Country Club. Live music, dancing, dining, cash bar and live and silent auctions. Tickets: $100 each. Call (229) 430-8933 or visit www.albanysymphony.org.

Your Stay, Your Way: Albany Advocacy Resource Center fundraiser, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., May 22, Nelson Tift Building, 226 W. Broad Ave. Event is an evening of live music, a silent auction and barbecue. Optional items include tasting of South Carolina microbrewery beer and Southern California wines 6 to 7 p.m., and a chance for a trip to Charleston, S.C., valued at $2,000. Tickets are $25, dinner and auction; $75 with Charleston chance added to ticket, and $100 for tickets with both Charleston trip and tasting added. Tickets available at Albany ARC, 2616 Point North Blvd., or online at www.albanyarc.org.


Evening of Italian Opera: 3 p.m., April 13, Rylander Theatre, Americus. Encore performance of the finale of the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s 50th anniversary season features overtures, choruses, arias, ensembles and highlights from Italian Opera. Joining the Albany Symphony will be the combined choirs of Albany State University, Darton State College, Georgia Southwestern State University, Macon State University, the Albany Chorale and Southwest Civic Chorus. Tickets: $10 to $15. Contact (229) 931-0001 or visit rylander.org.

Ham and Egg Supper: 24th annual event, 5 to 7 p.m., Chitterling Barn on the Swine Time Grounds, Climax. Eat-in or take-out available. Menu has fried “Jones’s” cured ham or sausage patties, grits, scrambled eggs, homemade biscuits, jelly, syrup, gray and ice tea or coffee. Also, bake sale and mayhaw jelly available. Event benefits the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Cost: $8 donation.

Hands-On Craft Days: April 18 through 19, Historic Westville. Try your hand at crafts such as sewing or quilting, woodworking, candles and soapmaking, blacksmithing and more. Tickets: adults and children K-12 are $10; seniors/college students/military, $8; pre-K is free.

Spring Fling Festival: April 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Smithville. Live music, arts, crafts, food, games, kids activities and more. For more information, call (229) 938-7263 or (229) 886-3119.

1836 Creek Wars: May 24 through 25, Historic Westville. In 1836 the Creek Wars tore Alabama and Georgia apart as two sides clashed in bloody battles all over western Georgia. View re-enactments of two important battles of the 1836 Creek Wars, visit with the Creek Indians in the historic Wells House and experience cultural activities such as storytelling, dancing and handicrafts. Tickets: adults and children K-12 are $10; seniors/college students/military, $8; pre-K is free.

AHS Class Reunion/Birthday Bash: Plans are underway for a reunion/birthday party for Albany High School classes 1960-69 to be held the weekend of May 30 through 31. For more information, go on Facebook to AHS classes of the 60s Birthday Bash.

Natural Resources Conservation Workshop: June 8 through 12, ABAC in Tifton. Experts from universities and natural resource agencies will provide students with lectures and hands-on activities to enhance their understanding of Georgia’s vital natural resources. Workshop Director Luke Crosson said the workshop gives students a unique, one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about Georgia’s natural resources from experts in each field utilizing classroom and field trip activities to help interested young people learn the basic principles and the responsible use of natural resources. Tuition is $150 per student; deadline for applications is May 24. The workshop application and information is available online at www.abac.edu/nrcw.

Miss GA South Pageant: July 12, Adel. Applications are currently being accepted; for an application or for more information, email missGAsouth@hotmail.com, visit Georgia South on Facebook, visit michellesformalwear.net or call (912) 381-7070. Deadlline to enter is July 1; “Early Bird” special available until May 1.

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.

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