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. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Call (229) 439-8400 or visit


— Mike Landers, “Stack,” through March 30, East Gallery

— Masud Olufani, “Memory and Meaning,” through June 15, Haley Gallery

— Zipporah Thompson, “Ghost Yonder Moonscape,” through June 15, West Gallery

Toddler Takeover: 10:30-11 a.m. first Tuesdays. Exhibitions, art-making, stories and tours. Catered to ages 15 months to 3 years. $5 per child for nonmembers 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, noon-8 p.m. Thursday. Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Call (229) 439-ARTS (2787) or email

— Works by Artist Henry Lee Gorham, through March 21. Presented by Renaissance Connection Inc. Artist reception at 6 p.m. on Thursday. For more information about the exhibit, visit or call Femi Anderson at (229) 436-0802 or (229) 869-3380.

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. Park open daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Zoo open on a limited basis due to damage resulting from Hurricane Michael. Contact (229) 430-5275. Visit

Flint RiverQuarium

Located at 101 Pine Ave., Albany, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Call (229) 639-2650.

— Discovery Day: First and third Sundays, 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.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. Admission: $7, general; $4, children 5-16; free, children 4 and younger. The Vulcan Steam Train runs on Saturdays. Museum, Historic Village and Vulcan Steam Train open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: $10, adults; $8, seniors; $5, 5 and older; free, 4 and younger. Country Store is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-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.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Wetherbee Planetarium and Science Museum are part of center. Visit or call (229) 432-6955.

— Toddlersaurus Time: 10:30 a.m., Thursday. Catered to children ages 2-5. Parents are encouraged to participate as children learn about science through crafts, stories, songs and experiments led by Thronateeska staff. Reservations encouraged but not required. Cost is $3 for non-members, free for members.

— Science Saturday: 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Albany State University basketball team will help in the discussion on the science behind shooting the perfect hoop. Cost is $4.50 for non-members, free for members.

Tifton Museum of

Arts and Heritage

Located at 225 Love Ave., Tifton. Open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 1 to 7 p.m., Thursdays; 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays. Call (229) 382-5083 or email


St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: 7-10 p.m., Pretoria Fields. Albany Symphony Orchestra event. Raffle for an all-expense paid trip to Ireland for two, and plenty of green beer to go around. Chance to win the mystery pot o’ gold. Wear festive attire. Tickets are $10 in advance or $20 at the door. A select number of tickets will be available at the door. VIP packages are $75 per person and are in limited supply and includes authentic Irish food, live music courtesy of ASO, commemorative pint glass, the first pint of the evening on the house and Happy Hour pricing the rest of the night. Raffle ticket prices are $50 for one, $200 for five and $350 for 10. Purchase tickets at or visit 308 Flint Ave. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


Pelham Country Jamboree: 5-11 p.m., 153 W. Railroad St. Free admission. Large dance floor. Cotton Boll Express each week featuring special guest Lalla Leaman, Mack Harrison, Gary Page, Jeff Howell, Steve Cason, Joann Wells plus local drop-in musicians. Raffles, cash drawing each week. For booking and more information call (229) 376-3310 and (229) 449-8685.

Albany Pink Walk for Cancer: 8-11:30 a.m., Meredyth Place, 2740 Ray Knight Way in Albany. Hosted by Albany Pink and Phoebe Foundation. Awards, prizes, lip sync battle, vendors and shopping, Zumba and a special ceremony leading up to the walk. All proceeds go to the Albany Pink Crisis Fund, which benefits qualified cancer patients of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Registration begins at 8 a.m., ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. with the walk immediately following. Visit Prize bag pick-up 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 15 at Phoebe HealthWorks, 311 Third Ave. in Albany.

Civil War Living History Weekend: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. March 17, Andersonville National Historic Site, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville. Living history program offers visitors the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what life was like at Camp Sumter during the last days of the Civil War. Volunteer living historians will portray Union prisoners, Confederate guards and civilians. Guard drill and artillery demonstrations. Living historians will be present in the area of the prison site. Junior Ranger Programs and tours of the prison site. Angie Zombek, author and assistant professor of history at University of North Carolina-Wilmington, will give a special presentation on both days about Catholics in Captivity: Finding God at Andersonville. There is no admission fee, open to the public. For more information, go to

Calico Arts and Crafts Spring Show: 9 a.m., March 16-17. Spence Field, Moultrie. One-stop extravaganza for southwest Georgia and the surrounding area. Ornamental iron home and garden decor, painted glass and antiques, painted children’s furniture and accessories. Approximately 300 vendor featuring fine arts, handmade crafts and hand decorated items exhibit. Wide selection of mouth-watering food and refreshments. Free parking and easy access.

Lego Family Fun Day: 10 a.m.-noon, Albany Museum of Art. Albany Recreation and Parks helping to present the event. Free and open to the public and features arts and crafts, outdoor games with prizes and a scavenger hunt through the museum galleries. The first 100 children through the door will receive a pair of wearable Lego glasses. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For further information call (229) 439-8400.

Toddler Story and Paint Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m., The Clay Spot, 2109 Dawson Road. Reading of “Ellie” by Mike Wu. After the story, each young artist will get to paint their own elephant figurine. Pre-registration and payment required as space is limited. $12 includes story time and figurine, paint, glazing and firing. No refunds, store credit only. Tickets at


Busy Bees at Leesburg Library: 1-2 p.m., Lee County Library, 245 Walnut Ave South, Leesburg. Stories, songs and activities that help promote literacy skills for toddlers. Best for ages 2-4 years. Playtime and bubbles will follow the storytime program.


Boeing, Boeing: March 22-24, 28-31. Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave.


Arts Around the Square Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., historic downtown Cuthbert. With the support of the Georgia Council for the Arts. Experience art, theatre, music, creative writing and more. Regional musicians and artists will be on site. Two new outdoor murals, designed by regionally recognized Chris Johnson, visual arts instructor at Andrew College, and painted by him and several other short-term helpers, will also be dedicated at 3 p.m. Food vendors will be close at hand. Maps of the buildings open with exhibition and events will be available on site. All of the day’s activities are free and open to the public and will be fun for all ages.

Chehaw Catfish Rodeo 2019: 8 a.m.-noon, Chehaw. Kids 15 and under can catch as many fish as they want from the fully-stocked catfish pond. This event is free to kids 15 and under. At noon, the pond then opens to the public for the season at a five-fish limit.


Beatles vs. Stones-A Musical Showdown: 7 p.m., Albany Municipal Auditorium, 200 N. Jackson St. Tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction-The International Rolling Stones Show will play three sets each. Tickets are $25-65 and may be purchased by phone at 800-745-3000, at the Albany Civic Center box office at 100 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. or at


Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!: 6 p.m., Albany Civic Center, 100 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. Tickets starting at $20 via Ticketmaster. Jump to the beat with the characters on Sesame Street. All-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood.


Rick Springfield Stripped Down Tour: 8 p.m. Albany Municipal Auditorium. Tickets 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. For more information Springfield, visit his website and follow his Facebook page,


National Grits Festival: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Warwick. Breakfast from Warwick’s Lions Club Kitchen, 5K, food and craft vendors, grits cook-off competition, grits eating contest, live musical entertainment, appearances from Worth County High School JROTC and Worth County Elementary School and corn shelling contest. Contact (229) 376-4624.

Merrily Mommy & Me: 7-10 p.m., Thronateeska Heritage Center and Wetherbee Planetarium. Hosted by Audaciously Adorned Affairs. Tickets by Eventbrite for $30 for mother and one child, plus $10 per additional child. Family dance is an opportunity for mothers to enjoy getting dressed up and spending a night out with their little ones. Enjoy dancing along the historic train tracks in downtown Albany. There will be access to both an indoor area and a covered outdoor area. With each ticket purchase, each child can receive these services for $5 — manicure, pedicure or facial. They can also receive all three for $12. Must show ticket confirmation to receive services. For more information, call (229) 376-2211.

Opening Night-Meet the Musicians: 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 307 Flint Ave. The Albany Symphony Orchestra is putting the spotlight on it principal players with compositions by Camille St. Saëns and Igor Stravinsky, highlighting each musician and his/her instrument of choice. Visit


Easter Egg Hunt: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Calhoun Produce Inc., 5075 Hawpond Road, Ashburn. Bring a basket and find 5,000 candy-filled eggs. The event is free, but an armband purchase is required to enjoy the wagon ride, pig race, duck race, playground, Red Barn and bee house.


A Wild Affair at Abigail Plantation: 6:30-10:30 p.m., Abigail Plantation. Hosted by Flint RiverQuarium. RiverQuarium’s signature fundraising event. Cocktails and a wild game dinner, as well as silent and live auctions of one-of-a-kind items and experiences. Cost is $150 per person. To make reservations, call Vicki Churchman at (229) 639-2650.


Walk A Mile In Her Shoes: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Deerfield-Windsor School Upper Campus Track, 2500 Nottingham Way. Benefit for Lily Pad. Official march in high heels against sexual violence. In addition to both men and women marching there will be a Superhero Fun Run for children to race with their favorite superheroes. Included in registration, walkers will receive this year’s Walk A Mile T-shirt and “swag bag” full of goodies, while superheroes will receive their own cape. Challenge is for each walker to raise $500 this year. Registration fee for all children is $10. Children do not need to collect sponsorships for Superhero Fun Run.

An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan: 7 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. Season finale concert for Albany Chorale. Visit

MAY 18

Armed Forces Day - Salute to the Armed Forces: 7:30 p.m., Albany Municipal Auditorium, 200 N. Jackson St. Join the Albany Symphony Orchestra and the southwest Georgia community in a tribute to the armed forces on Armed Forces Day. Featuring American classics, the concert will honor those in service to the country, both near and far, with a special thank you to servicemen and women at Marine Corp Logistics Base-Albany. Visit


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.

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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