To Do: The Valley's weekly events planner (3/06-3/12)

acarlson@ledger-enquirer.comMarch 5, 2014 

MARCH 6

Sons of Jubal: Sons of Jubal, the oldest group of its kind in the Southern Baptist Convention, is a male chorus for ministers of music who sing under the direction of Jon Duncan. The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the RiverCenter of the Performing Arts’ Bill Heard Theatre, 900 Broadway, and will also feature Jubal Brass, Jubal Handbells and the Jubal Vocal Ensemble. Admission is free. Call 706-256-3612 for more info.

Columbus Jewish Film Festival: The annual festival returns for its sixth year — this time in conjunction with the Columbus Museum’s exhibit “Shalom Y’all: The Valley’s Jewish Heritage.” The festival will include four weeks of screenings, each Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library auditorium, 3000 Macon Road. Admission is free. This week’s screening is “Driving Miss Daisy.” Call 706-243-2669 for more info.

MARCH 7

First Friday Art Walk: Starting this week, First Friday will be monthly art walks through downtown Columbus, featuring artists at various spots. First Friday offers a fun-filled introduction to The Valley’s exciting art, music and dining scene that appeals to people of all ages and interests. From 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an after-party at The Loft following.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones: This soul sextet out of Birmingham, Ala., is celebrating the release of their debut, “Half The City,” released last month. They will also appear on NPR and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” They’ll take the stage at 9:30 p.m. at The Loft, 1302 Broadway. Tickets are $10. Stereo Reform will also perform. Call 706-596-8141 for more info.

MARCH 8

The Spelman College Jazz Ensemble in Concert: The Columbus Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College presents this award-winning, all female ensemble — a unique combination of vocalists, wind instrumentalists and percussionists. Show time is 7 p.m. at the RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. Tickets are $30 at www.tickets.com. Go to www.columbusnaasc.weebly.com/events.html for more info.

Time change party: Ride on Bikes will celebrate “springing forward” with an afternoon that includes a bounce house, kids parade, group ride at 5:30pm, music, food and some friendly competitions. Starts at 4 p.m. on the 1000 block of Broadway.

Open Door Run: Timed 5K and walk to support Open Door Community House. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with the race following at 8 a.m. Begins on Bay Avenue and 11th Street. Cost is $30. Call 706-323-5518 or go to www.odch.org for more info.

Project Prom: The Junior League of Columbus will be offering free prom dresses all morning at 2119 Warm Springs Road. It’s first come, first served so show up early. From 8 a.m. to noon. Go to www.jlcolumbus.org for more info.

Daddy Daughter Dance: The dance starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center, 801 Front Ave. Tickets are $15 per person in advance, $20 per person day of. Email info@DDDColumbus.com for more info.

Uptown Drum Circle: The Uptown Drum Circle will kick off its Spring 2014 series, which continues through May, at 6 p.m. on the 1100 block of Broadway. All percussion instruments are welcome. Admission is free.

Lynn Haven Wildlife Garden Club: This month’s meeting will feature Dr. Mike Dentzau, new director of Oxbow Environmental Learning Center, discussing “The Importance of Out-of-School Environmental Education Programs on Students’ Understanding of an Endangered Ecosystem.” At the Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, starting at 10 am. Call 706-507-8550 for more info.

Free inventors workshop: To help participants become successful entrepreneurs and inventors; hosted by the Columbus Phenix City Inventors Association. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Mildred Terry Public Library, 640 Veterans Parkway. Call 706-225-9587 for more info.

MARCH 7-8

"One Foot in Heaven": A production of this religious play, which follows the Reverend Spence as he struggles to build a new church, organize a new choir, and crush intolerance with the help of his teen-aged children, Hartzell and Eileen, will be held at The Family Theatre at 2100 Hamilton Road. Show time is at 7:30 p.m. Also March 13-22. Tickets are $12; $10 for seniors and military; $8 for students. Call 706-366-7196 to buy.

Columbus Cottonmouths: The Snakes host the Bloomington Thunder at 7:30 p.m. on both nights at the Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. Tickets are $9-30. Go to www.ticketmaster. Call 706-571-0086 for more info.

Dinner Theater: Johnny has a dark secret in this rendition of Sherlock’s mystery theater. Show time is at 7 p.m. at the Uptown Marriott, 800 Front Ave. Also on Saturday. Tickets are $48.50. Call 706-604-5634 or go to www.sherlockscolumbus.com for more info.

MARCH 9

Muscogee Moms Kids Camp and Summer Fun Fair: Find the right summer camp for your kids and enjoy the museum at the same time at the National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center, 1775 Legacy Way, from 1 to 4 p.m. Catch a free movie in the IMAX Theatre and pick up a discount coupon for the NIM SIM Combat Simulators. Go to www.nationalinfantrymuseum.org for more info.

MARCH 6-9

"Les Misérables": The long-running musical, an epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th-century France, continues its run in Columbus. Show time is at 7:30 p.m., Springer Opera House, 103 Tenth St. Runs through March 15. Tickets are $25-50. Call 706-326-3688 or go to www.springeroperahouse.org to buy.

MARCH 11

A Celebration of Life Memorial Tribute: This Columbus Consolidated Government event honors deceased local government employees. Starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Government Center (Plaza level), 100 Tenth St. Open to public. Call 706-225-3642 or go to www.columbusga.org for more info.

Francine Reed: The Columbus Jazz Society presents Francine Reed, a blues singer who has appeared with Miles Davis, Smokey Robinson and Etta James, among others. She is maybe best known for her performances of “Wild Women (Don’t Get the Blues).” Reed will take the stage at The Loft, 1302 Broadway, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 706-596-8141 for more info.

Alexander Shtarkman: Shtarkman, winner of the 1989 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will be in concert starting at 7:30 p.m. at the RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, 900 Broadway. Admission is free. Call 706-649-7225 or go to http://www.music.columbusstate.edu for more info.

Sports and Activities for Children on the Spectrum: Sponsored by Lee County Autism Resource & Advocacy, the fair is free and runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Opelika, Ala. Come and find sports and activities for your child, all in one place. Participating organizations include Auburn Parks and Recreation, Spirited Art, Opelika Parks and Recreation, Special Olympics, BraveHearts, Auburn Mixed Martial Arts, Lee County Sheriff and more.

MARCH 12

Harlem Globetrotters: The world-famous basketball team comes to the Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. The 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour also allows the audience to choose new rules to be used in the actual Globetrotters games. Go to www.harlemglobetrotters.com/rule to vote on your favorite. The game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23.50-65.50. Go to www.ticketmaster.

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