Arts Round-up: 12/5-12/11

sokamoto@ledger-enquirer.comDecember 4, 2013 

It's a jam-packed week full of fun activities for all ages.

"SEE" at the Columbus Museum

Artists Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby's film "SEE" is "an art road trip." You can see it at 5:30 tonight in the Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. Tom Butler, the museum's director, calls it "a moving meditation" that delivers the beauty of America through the eyes of two artists determined to see art in the every day. Admission is free. Call 706-748-2562.

"Memphis"

The final performance of "Memphis" begins at 7:30 tonight in the Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. It's a musical about a disc jockey who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Tickets are $39.50-$49.50. Call 706-256-3612.

"A Christmas Carol"

The Springer Opera House, 103 10th St., is offering a new musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" by Paul Pierce (book) and Paul Vander Gheynst (music). It begins at 7:30 tonight and Friday-Saturday. Tickets are $40; $34 for seniors and public service personnel; $17 for children and students. Pre-show dinners available at 6 p.m. Saturday, also at 6 p.m. Dec. 12-14, Dec. 19-21; must be reserved 48 hours in advance for $18. Call 706-327-3688.

"Disney in Concert"

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents "Disney in Concert -- Magical Music from the Movies!" at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. The concert features the orchestra along with four vocalists singing familiar songs from Disney movies, including "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Pocahontas," "Aladdin" and "The Lion King." Behind the orchestra, a big screen will show clips from various movies. Tickets are $28-$36; $26-$31 for seniors 60 and older; $22-$25 for students, enlisted military and music educators; $5 for children 11 and younger; $10 Student Rush tickets starts at 6:30 p.m. Don't forget to tell Santa what you want for Christmas. He'll be in the lobby at 6:30-7:30 p.m. and during intermission. Call 706-256-3612.

"Black Nativity"

The Liberty Theatre, 821 Eighth Ave., presents "Black Nativity," Langston Hughes's gospel musical that celebrates Christ's birth, at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday; also, 8 p.m. Dec. 13-14 and 4 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door; discounts for military, seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. Call 706-653-7566.

"The Nutcracker"

The Lafayette Ballet Co. presents the 30th anniversary production of "The Nutcracker" at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Troup County High School Performing Arts Center, 1920 Hamilton Road, in LaGrange, Ga. Tickets are $20 for reserved seats, $10 for reserved seats for students (through college); $15 general admission, $8 general admission for students (through college). Call 706-882-9909.

"A Place Called Christmas"

Columbus State University's department of theater's holiday show is "A Place Called Christmas." Toys left behind on Christmas Eve teach a new toy about the holiday and Santa Claus. It can be seen at 10 a.m. Saturday in the CSU Riverside Theater Complex, 6 W. 10th St. Tickets are $10; $5 for children 12 and younger, seniors 60 and older and active-duty military. Call 706-507-8444.

"A Tuba Christmas"

Who doesn't like to hear a tuba? The largest number of tubas in concert can be seen in "A Tuba Christmas in Columbus" at 1 p.m. Saturday at Peachtree Mall, 3131 Manchester Expressway. It's free. Call Steve Scott at 706-315-9117.

Holiday Open House & Sale

The Britt David Cultural Arts Studio will hold its annual Holiday Open House & Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. The center is at 2700 W. Britt David Road (on the corner of West Britt David and Armour roads). There will be pottery and glass for sale and refreshments. Admission is free. Call 706-653-4196.

Artist' Studio Tour

There will be an Artists' Studio Tour in Hurtsboro, Ala., from 1 to 4 p.m. EDT Saturday. The tour includes the studios of Mike Moss, a woodworker; Mike Howard, who does large oil paintings; and Cheryl Mann Hardin, a muralist. There's also an Arts and Crafts Tent of local artisans.

Christmas parade

Besides the arts festival, there will be a Christmas parade at 11 a.m. EDT featuring two veterans as co-grand marshals and the Russell County High School Band. Local church choirs will perform a Christmas program at 12:30 p.m. EDT. Call Hardin at 334-707-2388.

Fort Benning Christmas concert

Fort Benning's Maneuver Center of Excellence's Christmas Concert will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday in the Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Tickets are free, but you must have a ticket. Call 706-256-3612.

L'il B's Christmas

L'il B's Christmas begins at 4:35 p.m. Sunday in the Kendrick High School Auditorium, 6015 Georgetown Drive. Students will sing and dance to familiar Christmas music in this show written and produced by Barryne Richardson. A pre-show reception and silent auction begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door; $5 for children ages 6-12, free for children ages 5 and younger. Call 706-853-9218.

Christmas Pops Concert

The Christmas Pops Concert starts at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the St. Luke United Methodist Church's Ministry Center, 301 11th St. The concert will feature the Wind Ensemble of St. Luke, playing "Jupiter -- Bringer of Jollity" from Gustav Holst's "The Planets," a Sammy Nestico Christmas medley and "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson. It's free. If you want to have dinner before the concert, dinner will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. and costs $7. Call to make a reservation at 706-256-1017. Call 706-315-9117.

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