To Do: The Valley's weekly events planner (06/5-6/11)


Carmike summer: Carmike will feature a family-friendly movie. This week’s is “Epic.” 10 a.m. Hollywood Ritz 13, 1683 Whittlesey Boulevard. $4 admission includes movie ticket, drink, popcorn and snack.

The Loft: Ricky Reyes and Carmen Morales take the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 706-596-8141.

SoHo: Ajeva performs at 10 p.m. Free. Call 706-568-3316.


"Keep Moving Forward": The Family Theatre and The Dance Academy present this dance showcase in the Springer Opera House, 103 10th Street. 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. 706-718-0056.

Fabulous Friday at Callaway: From 5-8 p.m. weekly, the Callaway Gardens Farmers Market will feature locally-sourced vegetables, fresh breads, meats, crafts and more. At 7 p.m., live music will entertain guests and then at 8 p.m, the FSU Flying High Circus will perform prior to the “Movies on the Beach.” This week’s movie is “Brave.” 1-800-CALLAWAY (800-225-5292) or

D-Day: Commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied forces invading Normandy by visiting the National Infantry Museum. World War II veterans and family members can see “D-Day: Normandy 1944” for free at the IMAX Theatre for free Friday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. National Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way. Free admission.

"Beauty and Beasts of Oxbow": Artists from the Joseph House Art Gallery display their photographs, sketches and paintings of the animals from Oxbow Meadows. The artists visited Oxbow to capture the beauty of the landscape as well as the beastly looks of reptiles, fowl and fish. The opening reception is from 5-8 p.m. at the Joseph House Art Gallery, 828 Broadway. The exhibit is free to the public and will run until June 30. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 706-332-3901 for more information.

Art Walk: The First Friday Art Walk returns. Browse local merchants and see local artist — at the same time. Starting at 4:30 p.m. downtown.

The Hangout: Ladies Night DJ, Epic performs. No cover. Call 706-221-0423

Legends: The Tucks reunion praty kicks off hip-hop night. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. Strict dress code. Call 706-507-1406.

The Loft: Ajeva takes the stage at 9 p.m., Tickets are $5. Call 706-596-8141.

SoHo: The Krissy Andrews Band performs at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 706-568-3316.


Art Camp for Kids: By Rose Maree Ogle, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Also June 9-13 and 16-20, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1232 Double Churches Road. Cost is $75, includes supplies. 706-324-5829 or 706-324-1232.


Lorrie Morgan: The country music legend will perform at the Phenix City Amphitheatre, 508 Dillingham Street, at at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10; kids 12 and under get in free. Guests may bring folding chairs. No coolers or pets; concessions and adult beverages sold inside the venue.

MDA 5K: The proceeds from the third annual Firefighter MDA 5K run will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 8:30 a.m. Big Dog Running Company, 1104 Broadway. $35. Contact Chloe Welk at 706-653-3520.

"American As Apple Pie": Elite Dance Academy presents its 12th annual dacnce production, featuring the Dazzlin’ Dolls performing company as well as students and faculty. Performances will include a variety of dance styles with a patriotic theme. 5:30 p.m. in the RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre, 900 Broadway. Tickets are $25. 334-297-0404 or

Alligator Day: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Florence Marina State Park, Omaha, Ga. A wildlife expert will present programs at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; a live gator will be present. $5 program; $5 parking. 229-838-4706 or

Firearm training: The NRA will offer a Women’s First Step Weapon Orientation Course to be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Doubletree Hotel, 5351 Sidney Simons Blvd. The course will be taught by an NRA certified instructor and will cover the basics of safe gun handling and shooting. The course will emphasize the safe and proper handling and use of pistols. Participants will learn about firearm safety, parts and operation, shooting fundamentals, care and cleaning, storage options, selection and more. Cost of the course is $75. This course meets the state training requirements for concealed carry permit applicants. Go to or call 803-250-1256 for additional information.

"The Glory Service": Experience the dynamic preaching of Pastor Elect Darnel Skinner Jr. at the East Columbus Family Center, 6001 Buena Vista Road, at 4 p.m. Plus praise dancers, choirs and worship teams. 706-324-5835.

St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church: St. Benedict presents an afternoon of tea, sandwiches, mystery and fun. Also includes a traditional serivce of tea, cakes, scones and more. From 3:30-5:30 p.m. $15/person. Reservations are required. 706-315-7825.

Market Days: Visit Market Days on Broadway for fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts and more. 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday of the year. Downtown on Broadway. Prices vary.

Arena football: The Columbus Lions host the Alabama Hammers. 7 p.m. Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth Street. $10-$45. (706) 653-4460.

The Hangout: Barstool Prophets perform starting at 9 p.m. $5 cover. Call 706-221-0423

Legends: DJ Mystik takes the stage. No cover. Call 706-507-1406.

The Loft: The Woodgrains perform at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 706-596-8141.

SoHo: Derailed celebrates its new CD with a release party at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 706-568-3316.

VFW: The Last Rodeo performs starting at 9 p.m. at VFW Post 665, 1824 Victory Drive. Tickets are $7 at the door. Call 706-682-6656.


Chattahoochee Valley Daylily Festival: Celebrate summer (and flowers). From 1-6 p.m. Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Columbus Botanical Garden, 3603 Weems Road. Free. 706-327-8400.


"Suds!": CSU Theater presents “Suds! The Rockin’ ‘60s Musical Soap Opera” — a story of a young woman and her guardian angels who teach her about finding true love. 7:30 p.m. Riverside Theatre Complex, 6 West 10th Street. $12-$20. 706-507-8444.


Corinth Missionary Baptist Church: Youth Day will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at Corinth Missionary, 4909 12th Ave. Come out and help lift up the Lord.


Happy Together Tour

The hits are the thing.

“It’s a real fun show, just packed with one hit after another. What surprises me is how many hits eveyrone had,” said Three Dog Night’s Chuck Negron.

He’s referring to the star-studded setlist for The Happy Together Tour.

For decades, the tour has been combining the musicians behind classic, mid-century rock and pop hits.

Negron joined last year. This go-round celebrates the Happy Together’s 30th anniversary.

Negron describes each performance — which includses The Turtles, Mark Farner, Mitch Ryder and more — as a walk down memory lane.

The experience isn’t about cliche. It’s about the past: for many in the audience, listening to this music is a chance to revisit their child- and young adulthoods.It doesn’t hurt that the songs are really good.

“Once (the audience hears) those hits, they go nuts. You can build them into a pretty good frenzy because it’s just one hit after another,” Negron said. “So the shows are very conducive to laughter and good time and interactions with the audience.”

7:30 p.m. at the RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre, 900 Broadway

Tickets are $39-$49. 706-256-3632 or


Chattahoochee Adventure Camp: This camp will offer youth from 7-12 a chance to engage in and learn about the many activites on the Chattahoochee River including: kayaking, rafting, paddle boarding, swimming in the habitat pool, playing in the splash pad, the history of the Chattahoochee, ecology and geology of the river. This camp is limited to 50 campers. The cost for the week is $250. Also Thursday and Friday. To sign up or to learn more, email Uptown’s Elizabeth Hurst at


Legends: Spent’s Kevin and Todd perform an acoustic set at 7 p.m. No cover. Call 706-507-1406.

The Loft: The Tony Holiday Band performs at 8 p.m. Free. Call 706-596-8141.


Belly dancer: At Mario's downtown, 1010 Broadway. Includes appetizer, dinner and dessert; plus a belly dancer. $30/person. Reserve in advance: 706-571-9830. June 14, 6:30-9 p.m.