Top 5 July activities

June 26, 2013 

Celebrate Fourth of July, watch films at the Springer Opera House, view Andy Warhol's art at the Columbus Museum, see family movies for free at the Columbus Public Library and head to Callaway Gardens for Fabulous Fridays.

Fourth of July concert and fireworks

The Moore Band featuring Jonathan and Lisa Moore will perform 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Phenix City Amphitheater. They will perform contemporary Christian praise and worship music, original music and patriotic songs. The concert will conclude with fireworks. It's free. For details, call 334-291-4711.

Movies at the Springer

The Springer Opera House shows films this summer as part of the Crowley Classic Film Summer Series. The Players Saloon opens at 5:30 p.m. for evening shows -- with trivia beginning at 6 p.m. -- and 1 p.m. for Saturday matinees. Tickets cost $10, $8 for children 12 and younger.

Here's a schedule of upcoming films:

• "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arc:" 7 p.m. July 11

• "The Big Lebowski:" 7 p.m. July 12

• "The Princess Bride:" 2 p.m. July 13

• "Some Like It Hot:" 7 p.m. July 13

• "Rear Window:" 7 p.m. July 18

• "The Shining:" 7 p.m. July 19

• "The Goonies:" 2 p.m. July 20

• "Swingers:" 7 p.m. July 20

Aflac Vacation Reading Program films

Watch popular book-to-film adaptations every Sunday in July from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library. Visit for details. The festival is free.

Upcoming films:

• July 7: "Holes" (PG)

• July 14: "Oz the Great and Powerful" (PG-13)

• July 21: "Alice in Wonderland" (PG)

• July 28: 3:30 p.m. "I Am Number Four" (PG-13)

Andy Warhol art

"Warhol in Southern Collections" opens at the Columbus Museum Sunday, July 14. The exhibit features more than 100 Warhol works from 1964-1983 including the famous Campbell's Soup can series and brightly colored Marilyn Monroe prints. These works are from museums and private collectors throughout the South. Five life-size resin and acrylic Andy Warhols created by contemporary artist Jack Dowd will be installed at the entrance to the gallery. This show will run in conjunction with the celebration of Columbus Museum's 60th anniversary. It's free to visit the museum.

Fabulous Friday's

Every Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Aug. 2, Callaway Gardens' Robin Lake Beach area hosts festivities including a farmers market (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.), food and drink specials, beach activities and performances by the Florida State University Flying High Circus (8 p.m.). Each week, various bands will take the stage at 7 p.m. as part of the Summer Music Series. Admission to Robin Lake Beach is free beginning at 4 p.m.

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