Albany Museum of Art

Exhibits at the museum, 311 Meadowlark Drive. Free admission; donations welcome. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Call (229) 439-8400 or visit


♦ Jerushia Graham, “Undercurrents,” through Saturday, East Gallery

♦ Masud Olufani, “Memory and Meaning,” through Saturday, Haley Gallery

♦ Zipporah Thompson, “Ghost Yonder Moonscape,” through Saturday, West Gallery

♦ Toddler Takeover: 10:30-11 a.m. first Tuesday. Exhibitions, art-making, stories and tours. Catered to ages 15 months to 3 years. $5 per child for non-members and free for members.

Albany Area Arts Council

Located at 215 N. Jackson St. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, noon-4 p.m. Wednesday and noon-8 p.m. Thursday. Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Call (229) 439-ARTS (2787) or email

— Southwest Georgia Regional Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, through June 26. 20th annual event. View and shop the exhibition during regular gallery hours.

Center for Art and Rehabilitative Energies Inc.

Located at 3696 Pearl St., Shellman. Open each Saturday and Sunday from 2-6 p.m. All the exhibitions are open to the public. Group tours can be scheduled. Contact (229) 679-5069.


Park and zoo are located at 105 Chehaw Park Road. Contact (229) 430-5275. Visit

Flint RiverQuarium

Located at 101 Pine Ave., Albany, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Call (229) 639-2650.

Discovery Day: First and third Sunday, 2-4 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.

Tadpole Time: First Wednesday of each month. Programs at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Parents and preschoolers can visit the RiverQuarium for story time, an activity and a closer look at the animals. It’s free with membership or with regular admission. Participants are free to enjoy the facility on their own after the session.

Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village

The Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College museum is at 1392 Whiddon Mill Road, Tifton. Contact (229) 391-5055 or email Museum, Art Gallery and Historic Village open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Admission: $7, general; $4, children 5-16; free, children 4 and younger. The Vulcan Steam Train runs on Saturday. Museum, Historic Village and Vulcan Steam Train open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $10, adults; $8, seniors; $5, 5 and older; free, 4 and younger. Country Store is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Jack Hadley Black History Museum

Located at 214 Alexander St., Thomasville. Contact (229) 226-5029 or visit

SAM Shortline

SAM Shortline Excursion Train, 105 9th Ave. E., Cordele. Contact (229) 276-0755 or visit

Terrell History Museum

Located at 211 W. Lee St., Dawson, is open by appointment. Call (229) 995-2866.

Thronateeska Heritage Center

Located at 100 W. Roosevelt Ave. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Visit or call (229) 432-6955.

Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage

Located at 225 Love Ave., Tifton. Open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 1-7 p.m., Thursday; 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Call (229) 382-5083 or email

Huss Foundation’s Artists’ Gallery

Located at 124 W Lamar St., Suite C, in Americus. Open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Every First Friday, the gallery is open and the Huss Foundation provides free drinks and hot dogs to all guests. For additional information about the gallery and exhibitions, contact Sunni Zemblowski at

Renaissance Connection

Located at 123 N. Front St. in Albany. An arts and cultural non-profit organization dedicated to supporting creativity through all forms of art for the educational advancement of the community. For more information, visit or call Femi Anderson, executive director, at (229) 436-0802 or (229) 869-3380.


A Midsummer’s Evening of Hope: 6-8:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 397 College St., Blakely. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Benefiting Horizons Community Solutions and residents of Early County. Tickets are $20, and must be purchased in advance at Primary Care of Southwest Georgia Grist-Addison Administration Building, 338 College St. Call (229) 723-2660.


Gucci Mane and Lil Baby Live in Concert: 8 p.m., Albany Civic Center, 100 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. Tickets at


Pelham Country Jamboree: 5-11 p.m., 153 W. Railroad St. No charge to attend. Great for senior citizens and families. Large dance floor for fast and slow dancers, Cotton Boll Express each week featuring special guest. Lalla Leaman, Mack Harrison, Gary Page, Jeff Howell, Steve Cason, Joann Well’s and drop-in musicians. Raffles, cash drawing each week. For booking and more information call (229) 376-3310 and (229) 449-8685.

Books & Brews: 3-4:30 p.m., Pretoria Fields Collective, 120 Pine Ave. Hosted by Dougherty County Public Library. Bookworms, babble and beer. Stop by the library to pick up this month’s book discussion selection, "Ghosted" by Rosie Walsh. For more information, call (229) 420-3210. Participants are responsible for the purchase of their own food and drinks, and assume responsibility for their own transportation to and from the event.

Light Up the Stage with Marcy & Friends: 6-10 p.m., 2807 Meredyth Drive. Cabaret show benefiting Theatre Albany. Marcy McCarty and other Theatre Albany performers will present a two-act show featuring some of the best songs from musical theater. Tickets are $50 which includes hors d’oeuvres and the entertainment. A cash bar will be provided. Limited seating. Call (229) 439-7193 or visit for tickets.

Movie in the Park: sunset, Riverfront Park. Albany Recreation and Parks is presenting “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.” Bring a picnic blanket and lawn chairs for the family movie event. The movie is free and open to the public. Free wearable building block glasses for the first 100 children at the movie from 7:30 pm until they are gone. Child must be present and age 3 or older. For further information, contact Kristin Caso at (229) 430-5222.


Senior Citizens Prom: 7-11 p.m., Albany Civic Center. Albany Recreation and Parks presents the annual “Senior Citizens’ Prom: A Red Carpet Affair.” The prom is for seniors ages 50 and over. A dance partner is not required, as one can be provided. Purchase tickets at the Recreation and Parks office at 1301 N. Monroe St., Monday-Friday from 8:30 am — 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. For additional information, contact Tee Taylor at (229) 430-5222.

The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters and The Platters: 7 p.m., Albany Municipal Auditorium. All acts will be together, singing all of their hits. Tickets on sale to the public and can be purchased online via, over the phone by calling 1-800-653-8000 or in person at the Albany Civic Center Box Office. Call the Civic Center for additional information.


Big Apple Circus: 7 p.m., July 3; 11 a.m., 7 p.m., July 5; 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., July 6; 1 p.m., 5 p.m. July 7. Albany Civic Center, 100 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. Tickets range from $17-54 via Ticketmaster. Part of National Arena Tour. World-renowned for its intimate and artistic style, passionate about revitalizing the circus for modern-day audiences. Upgrades to the food selection include bespoke, all-natural circus classics for all ages. The New York Times Critic’s Pick 41st season company of superhero talents, ready to incite jaw-dropping awe and sheer joy in audiences. Ringmaster Stephanie Monseu will be joined in the ring by a multitude of fierce female-led acts and more, including “Duo Fusion,” “Spicy Circus,” “The Flying Tunizianis,” “Desire of Flight,” free-standing ladder balancing act, rescue dogs and ponies and live music. Providing multiple community outreach programs to communities on the tour. Enhanced experiences for audiences who are blind, deaf or low-vision. VIP ticket buyers will be able to enter the venue 30 minutes before doors open to the public for an exclusive meet-and-greet with cast members, and will have access to a dedicated bar, special VIP pricing for food and beverage and circus-inspired photo opportunities.


A Midsummer Night’s Supper: 6:30 p.m., homes of Alex and Staci Willson and Joe and Annabelle Stubbs. Season conclusion the Albany Museum of Art’s Fine Art of Dining Culinary. Featuring three chefs and two homes designed by Frank McCall. The chefs will be Terry Koval, Hudson Rouse and Todd White. Tickets for the dinner are $175 for AMA members and $200 for non-members. Contact (229) 439-8400 to reserve seats.


An Evening of Rhinestones and Rubies: 6 p.m., Blakely Town and Country Club, 120 Yank Lane, Blakely. Silent and live auction, meal and entertainment provided by The Dirt Road Sports from Colquitt. Doors opening at 4:30 p.m. Each ticket includes a meal, entrance into the event and auctions and one drink of choice. Cash bar will also be available. Tickets are $25 each and will be sold in the medical staff office at LifeBrite Community Hospital of Early. Event to raise funds for two projects within the hospital and Early Memorial Nursing Home. Sponsorship opportunities available. Call (229) 724-4282 or send an e-mail to, and one of the committee members will be able to assist with additional information.

NOV. 21

Charlie Daniels Band: 8 p.m., Albany Municipal Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at or in person at the Albany Civic Center box office.

The Coming Up Calendar is a summary of upcoming entertainment events published Wednesdays in Southview. Items for the Coming Up Calendar should be submitted by 5 p.m. Thursday before publication. Submissions must be typed, concise and emailed to

The Coming Up Calendar is a summary of upcoming entertainment events published Wednesdays in Southview. Items for the Coming Up Calendar should be submitted by 5 p.m. Thursday before publication. Submissions must be typed, concise and emailed to or dropped by our offices at 126 N. Washington St.

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