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ToDo this weekend: Founders' Day, 'Black Boy' and a journey to space

Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com 
 Kristen Blanda,left, and Matthew Carey are cast members in the Columbus State University production of "Reawakening Rebekah: The Gift of the Clamor Girls". The production is a stage-adaptation of Deidre Ann deLaughter's book of the same name. Performances are scheduled for February 12,13 at 7:30 p.m., February 14 at 2 p.m., and February 18-20 at 7:30pm. Go to www.ledger-enquirer.com for video about the production. 02/01/16
Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com Kristen Blanda,left, and Matthew Carey are cast members in the Columbus State University production of "Reawakening Rebekah: The Gift of the Clamor Girls". The production is a stage-adaptation of Deidre Ann deLaughter's book of the same name. Performances are scheduled for February 12,13 at 7:30 p.m., February 14 at 2 p.m., and February 18-20 at 7:30pm. Go to www.ledger-enquirer.com for video about the production. 02/01/16 mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com

Thursday

‘REAWAKENING REBEKAH: THE GIFT OF THE CLAMOR GIRLS’: A new work by Deidre Ann deLaughter that tells the story of a woman’s battle against depression (Read our feature on the play). 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Riverside Theater, 901 Front Ave. $12-$17. 706-507-8444 or theater.columbusstate.edu

VIOLA STUDIO RECITAL: Zoran Jakovcic’s students perform works by Schubert, Brahms, Bruch, Vieuxtemps, Bloch and others. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. Free. 706-649-7225 or rivercenter.org.

RICHARD WRIGHT’S ‘BLACK BOY’: Richard Wright’s childhood and adolescence in the Jim Crow South. 7 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. $10. 706-256-3612 or rivercenter.org.

NEWCOMERS: Newcomers and Friends Club of Columbus will have free coffee and Helen Johnson, vice president of community development at CB&T, will speak on ArtBeat 2016. 10 a.m. Columbus Botanical Gardens, 3603 Weems Road. Open to public. Call Lynda at 706-888-6556.

THIRD THURSDAY: Enjoy live performances of chamber music and during the musical interlude go on a docent-led tour of the “Romantic Spirits” exhibition. 6-8 p.m. Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. Free. columbusmuseum.com

Friday

ALIA MUSICA PITTSBURGH: Contemporary works performed by Alia Musica Pittsburgh under the direction of Frederico Garcia de Castro. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. Free. 706-649-7225 or rivercenter.org.

RISING STARS OF THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: See top Met finalists live. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. $49. 706-256-3612 or rivercenter.org.

‘SPENCER ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE SERIES: SECRETS OF THE LONGLEAF PINE’: A special viewing of a new documentary about the longleaf forest that once covered this area. 6 p.m. Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. Free. 706-748-2562 or columbusmuseum.com

MCCULLER’S BIRTHDAY: CSU is honoring Carson McCullers with a 99th birthday celebration to include a reception and concert. Reception 4-6 p.m. at McCullers Center, 1519 Stark Ave. Concert 7:30-9:30 p.m. at RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, 900 Broadway. Free and open to the public.

Saturday

‘TWO APPROACHES TO THE HUMAN FIGURE’: An opening reception, concert and dinner celebrating a new exhibit featuring figure drawings by Jack and Regina Stewart that have been donated to the Bo Bartlett Center Archives. 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. The Bay Gallery, Corn Center for the Visual Arts, 921 Front Ave. Dinner reservations and tickets required. 706-507-8431.

SPACE: Check out “Space Next” or “Journey to Space” in eye-popping 3D. Show times vary. National Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way. nationalinfantrymuseum.org/theater

KINDRED KINDNESS: This community presentation will have actors that perform an evening of original pieces about eating disorders and their underlying causes. Audience members will have the chance to speak to professionals in the field. 7 p.m. Springer Opera House’s Foley Hall, 103 10th St. For more information call 706-324-1100, email kindredkindnesseda@gmail.com or visit www.kindredkindnesseda.tumblr.com.

BEEKEEPING: Local beekeeping experts from the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association will lead this hands-on workshop. 3-5 p.m. every Saturday until April 2. Oxbow Meadows, 3535 South Lumpkin Road. $25 per class or $100 for the entire course. Admission also include membership to the association and admission to Insectival on July 9. Space is limited. 706-507-8550. oxbow.columbusstate.edu.

Sunday

THE VIOLIN STUDIO: Festival event celebrates Sergiu Schwartz’s 10th anniversary at the Schwob School of Music. The concert will benefit the Violin Scholarship Fund and feature Schwartz and his studio along with internationally recognized alumni violinists. 4 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. $25. 706-256-3611 or rivercenter.org.

BRIDE-TO-BE: Dozens of local weddings specialists will transform the museum with food, decor, music and more. 5-7 p.m. National Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way. Free admission. nationalinfantrymuseum.org

MUSEUM EXHIBIT: “We Tattooed Your Father: The Global Art of Tattoos” exhibit opens. Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. Free. columbusmuseum.com

FOUNDERS’ DAY AT CALLAWAY GARDENS: Free admission for all in celebration of the birthday of Virginia Hand Callaway. Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. Free. 877-686-7114 or callawaygardens.com.

Tuesday

DANCE CLASS: Let the Fountain City Twirlers teach you more about square dancing and why it’s a fun way to exercise and develop friendships. 6 p.m. Gallops Center, 1212 15th St. $4 per class. 334-298-4988.

FEB. 25

READ-IN: The 2016 African American Read-In will feature local community leaders sharing readings from authored works with Michael Soul, program director of Davis Broadcasting, as the emcee. 12:15-1:30 p.m. Columbus State University’s main campus library on the first floor. Open to the public. Call Michelle Jones at 706-507-8688 for more information.

MOSCOW CLASSICAL BALLET PRESENTS ‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’: Moscow Festival Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. $49. 706-256-3612 or rivercenter.org.

‘SWEENEY TODD’: Sondheim’s demon barber of Fleet Street cooks up some serious revenge in this Tony Award-winning musical. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-27, March 3-5, 10-12, and 2:30 p.m. March 6 and 13. Springer Opera House, 103 10th St. $20-$45. 706-327-3688 or springeroperahouse.org

FEB. 26

ROYAL COMEDY TOUR: Sommore, Earthquake, Gary Owen and Special K will perform during this one-night comedy showcase. 8 p.m. Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. $44.50-$67.50 (parking $5). columbusciviccenter.org.

FEB. 28

GUITAR SYMPOSIUM CONCERT: The CSU Guitar Symposium closes with a concert by Elliot Frank and Solo Duo featuring Matteo Mela and Lorenzo Micheli. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. Free. 706-649-7225 or rivercenter.org.

March 4

GLOBETROTTERS: The Harlem Globetrotters celebrate its 90th anniversary world tour. 7 p.m. Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. $28-$66 (parking $5). columbusciviccenter.org

RACE

5k: The proceeds from the Polar Bear Health Awareness 5k will go towards the Crisis Center of Russell County. 11 a.m. Garrett-Harrison Stadium in Phenix City. $10-$25. active.com

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