Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Jan. 29 - Feb. 4, 2014

Ronda Rich will be guest speaker at “Homecoming & Humor” Friday at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus. (Special photo)

Ronda Rich will be guest speaker at “Homecoming & Humor” Friday at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus. (Special photo)


“A Night at the Oscars” will be Feb. 15, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at Doublgate Country Club. (Special photo)



Lil STAR Instructional Basketball Camp: 9:30 to11:30 a.m. Saturdays through Feb. 18, Turner Gym, 2301 George St. The Albany Recreation and Parks Department conducts camp for kids ages 6 to 9. Registration is $5 per child; ARPD membership application required. Registration is at ARPD office, 1301 N. Monroe St., or Turner Gym. Kids will learn the basketball fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, and life skills such as paying attention, following instructions, and self-discipline. Contact Tim Adams at (229) 430-5222 or Dan James at (229) 430-5239.

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@albanymuseum.com, or visit www.albanymuseum.com.

— Plates, Blocks & Stone: The Fine Art of the Print: American prints by Hope & Bruce Campbell. Exhibit presented in the AMA East Gallery through March 31. Gallery Talk: Jan. 30; “A Brief History of Printmaking;” Feb. 20, “Prints — Processes and Methods;” March 6, “Contemporary American Prints.”

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.

— Home & Abroad: Paintings by Henrietta Ladson. Exhibit runs through Friday. For more information, call (229) 439-2787.

— Empty Bowls Potters’ Exhibit: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission; for more information, contact (229) 439-2787 or visit albanyartscouncil.org. Exhibit begins Monday, runs through Feb. 27.

A Celebration of Heritage: Works by artists Sandra Anderson, Demetrius Sexion, Horace G. Williams, Christopher Johnson and Femi Nilaja Anderson. Exhibit runs Feb. 4-27.

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.



A Night of Hope: 6 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn. Black-tie optional dinner and silent/live auction with entertainment by the Hollywood Band, dinner music by JT’s Yoyo; honoring Henrietta Singletary. Cost is $100. For more information, contact the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia at (229) 312-1700.



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 & 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.

Separate Realities displays works by artist Ray Pierotti.

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.

Quilting Exhibit: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon. “Quilts, Textiles & Fibers,” is a three-gallery exhibition contrasting the traditional art of quilt making with modern textiles and fiber arts. 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. The exhibition will also feature the free motion embroidery textile work of UGA Assistant Professor Jennifer Crenshaw, plus a large-scale contemporary installation by nationally recognized fiber artist Judy Bales using fibers and textiles. Bales will do demonstrations during museum hours through Friday.

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 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.



Homecoming & Humor: Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus. Ronda Rich will serve as guest speaker for an evening of southern-style fun and food. Meet & Greet/Cash Bar begins at 6 p.m., dinner and entertainment at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at door. Advance tickets or tables (groups of 6 or more) are recommended. For more information, contact (866) 673-0436 or (229) 928-1373.

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 karoke; next door to Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie, raffles, 229-888-3664, staggerwingcountryjamboree@yahoo.com.


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.

Father-Daughter Dance: 6-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Blakely. Tickets are $20 per pair, $5 for each additional daughter. Carriage rides will be offered from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.; tickets for rides are $5 each. This fundraiser for the Early County Museum will offer music by DJ and refreshments. For more information, call (229) 724-7222.

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.


Artist’s Lecture: 7 p.m., Center for Arts & Rehabilitative Energies, Inc., Shellman. Artist Ray Pierotti will speak on his unusual painting techniques featured in the exhibit, “Separate Reality,” which showcases paintings executed in a multi-layered, multi-medium process. The Center’s gallery will be opened at 6:30 p.m. to accommodate early arrivals.

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., 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.

Benchwarmer Bar: 2422 Sylvester Road, (229) 420-5440. Karoke every night; free WiFi. Monday and Tuesday beer specials all day; Thursday, Ladies Day; Friday and Saturday, Karaoke with Herb. Special pricing for bartenders and servers.

Bogey’s (formerly The Brass Monkey): 2238 Palmyra Road, Albany. (229) 438-0181. Happy Hour 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: (229) 903-8802, 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.



Special ACRI Community Night: Feb. 6, Albany Civil Rights Institute; Benjamin Crump, attorney, will be the featured guest. Feb. 27 Community Night will feature a musical concert from a combined choir of public and private high school students.

AARC Opening Exhibit: Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m., Albany Area Arts Council. “A Celebration of Heritage” showcases works by artists Sandra Anderson, Demetrius Sexion, Horace G. Williams, Christopher Johnson and Femi Nilaja Anderson. Exhibit runs through Feb. 27.

Valentine Celebration Dance: Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., YMCA Central Facility, 1701 Gillionville Road. Tickets are $15.00 for one adult and one child, and $8.00 for each additional adult or child. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. The event will offer music, dancing, games and refreshments. For more information, contact Kawona Holliday-Wakefield at 229-436-0531, ext. 231.

Daddy-Daughter Dance: Feb. 7, 6 p.m., Albany Civic Center. Tickets are $35 for one couple, each additional daughter is $10.

Theatre Albany: “Stories About the Old Days,” Feb. 7, 8 / 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 & 16 at 2:30 p.m. For tickets, call (229) 439-7141.

Art Park Market: Feb. 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Art Park on 129 Pine Ave. Free admission; works by area artists and crafters will be on sale.

Family Reunion Fest 2014: Feb. 8, 3 p.m., Albany Civic Center. Featuring Mighty Clouds of Joy, Darrell McFadden & Disciples, The Gospel Legends, Roy & Revelation, Tim Rogers & The Fellas, Lee Williams & Spiritual QC’s, Swanee Quintet, Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, Maurice Yancey, Gospel Keynotes, Gospel Imperials, Brooklyn Allstars and more. For more information, call (706) 235-2065 or visit www.familyreunionfest.net.

Kids in the Kitchen: Feb. 8, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Albany Mall/JCPenney Wing, 2601 Dawson Road. Free admission for a day of health and fun activities for kids and their families.

Senior Valentine Bingo Breakfast: Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Albany Civic Center. Open to senior citizens age 50 and older; tickets are $5 and on sale now at the Albany Recreation and Parks Department at 1301 N. Monroe St. For more information, call (229) 430-5222 or (229) 430-5219.

Tyler Perry Play: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 13, Albany Civic Center. “Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned.” Tickets: $50.50 for adults and $45.50 for groups of 20 or more, service charges may apply.

pARTy heARTy: Feb. 14, Albany Museum of Art; Cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m., seated dinner at 7:30 p.m. Black tie event will feature live auction, music and dancing. Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Albany Museum of Art.

Sweetheart Celebration: Feb. 14, 7 p.m., The Bindery at Oakland Library, 445 Oakland Parkway W., Leesburg. Raines Baptist Church hosts a dinner with live entertainment; formal attire; tickets are $30 per person. For more information, contact Marsha Parker at (229) 347-4501.

MCLB Charity and Scholarship Auction: Feb. 15, 6-10 p.m., Doublegate Country Club, 3800 Old Dawson Road. Sponsored by the Marine Corps Officers’ Spouses Club; tickets $30 in advance, $35 at door. Dress is casual or formal.

A Night at the Oscars: Feb. 15, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at Doublgate Country Club, 3800 Old Dawson Road. Hosted by MCLB-Albany Officers’ Spouses’ Club, the charity event will feature live and silent auctions. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. The theme for the event will be “A Night at the Oscars.” Attendees are encouraged to come in dressy casual attire or dress in their red carpet best.

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.

ACRI Community Night: Feb. 27th, Albany Civil Rights Institute; musical concert from a combined choir of public and private high school students will be featured.

Lincoln Day Dinner: Feb. 27, 6 p.m., The Bindery Oakland Library, 445 Oakland Parkway W., Leesburg. Guest speaker will be Col. Allen West, a former U.S. representative; tickets are $50 per person. Contact Tom Heldenberg or Jane Zingaro to purchase tables along with two tickets to a meet-and-greet with Col. West by emailing leecntygop@gmail.com. For tickets, call (229) 883-7771, (229) 594-2177, visit BTG-foundation.org, the Lee County Chamber of Commerce or Heldenberg Auto.

The Vagina Monologues: March 7, 2 to 4 p.m., ACAD Auditorium, Albany State University. For more information, call (229) 439-7094.

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 at (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.


Book Signing: Feb. 11, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Margaret Jones Public Library in Sylvester. Lily Fields signing copies of her book, “Empty Your Bottle.”

Georgia National Rodeo: Feb. 20-22, Georgia National Fairgrounds, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry. For more information, call (478) 987-3247.

Miss Forestry Scholarship Pageant: Feb. 22 at the Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts in Tifton. The pageant is open to contestants from all surrounding counties. The age divisions are Baby Miss ages birth to 23 months, Teeny Miss ages 2 to 3 years, Tiny Miss ages 4 to 6 years, Little Miss ages 7 to 9 years, Junior Miss ages 10 to 12 years, Teen Miss ages 13 to 16 years, and Miss ages 17 to 24 years. For more information, call Dianne Dominy at (229) 238-2851 or (229) 386-2681.

Swamp Gravy: Brothers and Sisters: March 7- 8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 at 7:30 on Fridays and 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays. May-Haw tickets are $15, and Swamp Gravy tickets are $26.56. For more information, call (229) 758-5450.

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.