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Things to do Downtown this Week!

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by Aaron Blair

Riverfront BBQ: Everyone’s favorite BBQ restaurant is now serving an amazing country breakfast from 7am-10am.

Wednesday, December 11th – 5pm
Unwind Wednesday at Icons Bar & Grill. Every Wednesday in December all martinis and well drinks $2 from 5pm-7pm. Professionals come to mix. mingle and enjoy and after work power networking experience. With good music, complimentary drinks, great conversation, food and your colleagues, Unwind Wednesdays is the perfect atmosphere for the professional to kick back and enjoy! Location: Icons Bar & Grill 104 N Washington St.

Wednesday, December 11th – 5pm
Wine Down Wednesday at Chill Bar. Every Wednesday. 242 W Broad

Wednesday, December 11th – 10pm
Wednesday Night Karaoke at Icons Bar & Grill. Every Wednesday Karaoke and $2 martinis starting at 10pm. Location: Icons Bar & Grill 104 N Washington St. #humpdaykaraoke

Thursday, December 12th – 10am
Taco Truck Thursday! Stop by the RiverQuarium Parking lot for some amazing tacos from the “Taco Truck” 10am-3pm

Thursday, December 12th – 5pm
Thirsty Thursday at Icons Bar & Grill. Every Thursday in December $1 domestics and $2 well drinks from 5pm-7pm. Location: Icons Bar & Grill 104 N Washington.

Thursday, December 12th – 7pm
Albany Audubon Society Monthly Meeting. The Albany Audubon Society meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from September – May at 7:00 p.m. If you are a bird enthusiast or just have an interest in nature, please join us. For more information, contact mmartin@flintriverquarium.com or call 229-296-7567. Membership is open to the public. Annual dues at the national and/or local level are $20.00 for an individual. Membership includes expert presentations, snacks, social events and field trips to some of southwest Georgia’s best bird watching hot spots.

Thursday, December 12th – 8pm
Theatre Albany presents: Nuncrackers – The Nunsense Christmas Musical. The Nunsense Christmas Musical, is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement. It stars the nuns you love, plus Father Virgil, and four of Mount Saint Helen’s most talented students. Contact: 229-439-7193

FRIDAY TRADITION=SUPPORT DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES

Friday, December 13th – 10am
Food Truck Friday! Stop by the RiverQuarium Parking lot for some amazing tacos from the “Taco Truck” 10am-3pm

Friday, December 13th – 5pm–JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITION = DOWNTOWN DINNER, MUSIC, and FUN!
$5 Freedom Friday at Icons Bar & Grill. Every Friday in December $5 domestic beer buckets and all other drinks are $5 and under from 5pm-7pm. Location: Icons Bar & Grill 104 N Washington.

Friday, December 13th -5pm –JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITION = DOWNTOWN DINNER, MUSIC, and FUN!
Live Music, Dinner, & Fun on the Patio at Riverfront BBQ! The Patio is the place to be for drinks, music, corn hole, and oysters! The Oyster Bar opens outside at 6pm and the music begins at 7:00. Bring the whole family or just hang-out with friends!

Friday, December 13th – 7pm –JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITION = DOWNTOWN DINNER, MUSIC, and FUN!
Dinner & Live Music at Our Daily Bread! Join Our Daily Bread for Great music, great food, and a great atmosphere. This is family-friendly, so grab the kids and meet us at Our Daily Bread. Location: 106 N Washington St

Friday, December 13th – 8pm- JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITION = DOWNTOWN DINNER, MUSIC, and FUN!
Theatre Albany presents: Nuncrackers – The Nunsense Christmas Musical. The Nunsense Christmas Musical, is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement. It stars the nuns you love, plus Father Virgil, and four of Mount Saint Helen’s most talented students. Contact: 229-439-7193

Friday, December 13th – 9pm –JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITION = DOWNTOWN DINNER, MUSIC, and FUN!
Friday Nite Live at Icons Bar & Grill! Every Friday Night enjoy live music from the Icons house band, great food, and 5$ fish bowls. Free admission until 11pm every Friday. Location: 104 N Washington St. #FridayNightLive

Saturday, December 14th – 10am
Makerspace Albany presents Cocoa and Canvas! Fun for the whole family, creating holiday art, visiting with Santa, and enjoying hot cocoa and cookies. Location: Our Daily Bread 106 N. Washington St. Cost: $40 – parent(s) and one child. Each additional child is $10. You can prepay for the event here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NRMUSZRTY5AC8 Please ignore the shipping. Just change the quantity to how many kids you are bringing. Pre-registration is required. Please email makerspacealbany@gmail.com or call 229-869-8935 to register.

Saturday, December 14th – 1pm
Freedom Singers at the Albany Civil Rights Institute. Every second Saturday, the Freedom Singers, led by the original SNCC Freedom Singer Rutha Harris, perform in the fully restored Old Mount Zion Baptist Church on the campus of the Albany Civil Rights Institute. Albany Civil Rights Institute 326 West Whitney Avenue. Cost: $5-$6 Contact:229.432.1698

Saturday, December 14th – 2:30pm
Theatre Albany presents: Nuncrackers – The Nunsense Christmas Musical. The Nunsense Christmas Musical, is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement. It stars the nuns you love, plus Father Virgil, and four of Mount Saint Helen’s most talented students. Contact: 229-439-7193

Saturday, December 14th – 5pm
#IconsSaturday at Icons Bar & Grill! Every Saturday BOGO well drinks. Free admission from 9pm to 11pm every Saturday. Saturdays have an upscale dress code (Door has the right to be selective). Location: Icons Bar & Grill 104 N Washington.

Sunday, December 15th – 2pm
Discovery Days: Merry Fishmas at the Flint RiverQuarium. Crafts, games and other activities for the whole family.

Sunday, December 15th a– 2:30pm
Theatre Albany presents: Nuncrackers – The Nunsense Christmas Musical. The Nunsense Christmas Musical, is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement. It stars the nuns you love, plus Father Virgil, and four of Mount Saint Helen’s most talented students. Contact: 229-439-7193

Other Downtown News
Albany Welcome Center
-Bike rentals are available.

Art Park on Pine
-Hours of operation for the general public: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Community Open Air Art Gallery. The ART PARK is a place where everyone is welcome to observe, create and/or perform all forms of art, and an extraordinary venue for public and private events. This is a project designed to enhance the quality of life in the Downtown Albany Area, while simultaneously providing a Community Center for Artists and lovers of Art, alike. It’s a venue that will enhance the education and expanse of Albany’s growing art community. Hours of operation for the general public: 9am-5pm. http://www.artparkonpine.com
- Dtown Arts Coalition Meeting Every last Wednesday at 6:30pm

Cool Scoops Ice Cream
-Cool Scoops is open for LUNCH daily serving PIZZA, Hamburgers, & Nathans Hot Dogs. 106 Pine Ave.

Flint RiverQuarium
-Imagination Theatre Shows
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Alligator Kingdom 1:15
Micro Planet 2:15
Fire Ants: The Invincible Army 3:15
Alligator Kingdom 4:15

-Blue Hole Dive Shows. Did you know that you can watch divers hand-feed the fish in our blue hole every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.? Staff and/ or volunteers are also on-hand to answer questions. Recently, our divers have begun playing tic-tac-toe with the audience!

-Twelve Days of Fishmas:
December 18 Tadpole Time from 10am to 11am-a special time for preschoolers and their caregivers featuring a story, craft, and snacks. Reservation required.
December 21 Gingerbread Houses. Construct your own take-home “gingerbread house” from graham crackers.

Hilton Garden Inn
-Starbucks at the Hilton! Monday-Friday 6am-6pm, Saturday 7am-11am. Also ask us about our Daily Deals! Located in the Hilton lobby.

Icons Bar & Grill
-December Happy Hour Deals 5pm-7pm
Margarita Monday all margaritas $3, shots $2, and .25 wings
$2 Tuesday all drink or beer $2
Unwind Wednesdays all martinis and well drinks $2
Thirsty Thursday $1 domestics and $2 well drinks
$5 Freedom Friday $5 domestic beer buckets and all other drinks are $5 and under
#IconsSaturday BOGO well drinks

Our Daily Bread
New Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-2:30pm, and Friday nights 6pm-10pm

Riverfront BBQ
-Riverfront BBQ now serving breakfast from 7am-10pm! Everyone’s favorite BBQ restaurant is now serving an amazing country breakfast from 7am-10am.

Theatre Albany
- Theatre Albany presents: Nuncrackers – The Nunsense Christmas Musical. The Nunsense Christmas Musical, is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement. It stars the nuns you love, plus Father Virgil, and four of Mount Saint Helen’s most talented students. Contact: 229-439-7193. Dates: December 12-15.

Thronateeska Heritage Center
-Season of Light: Thronateeska Planetarium. This presentation traces the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs. The program also explores the possible astronomical meanings behind seasonal traditions, including the “Star over Bethlehem.” Admission is $3.50. Hours of operation coincide with the Science Museum; show times are 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thronateeska Heritage Center 229.432.6955. When: November 25, 2013 @ 10:30 am – December 30, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

-The Wetherbee Planetarium is proud to be considered a valuable educational resource in south Georgia, sharing not just full-dome educational films, but also producing live presentations on a wide variety of astronomy topics. Show schedule — 10:30 a.m., Molecularium; 11:30 a.m., Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity; 1 p.m., Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope; 2 p.m., Astromyths; 3 p.m., Oasis in Space. Cost $3.50 plus tax

- Thronateeska Heritage Center presents Santa’s Around the World! View over 2,500 figurines, sculptures, paintings and crafted forms of Kris Kringle at Thronateeska Heritage Center Science Museum.

Two 31 Comm,unity Garden
-Wondering how you can make a difference?. You, your company, or your friends can sponsor a garden plot for $150 or be a garden sponsor for $250. It’s a great way to bring fellowship and community into a lonely corner where nothing was growing… now there is light! Be the light. Be the change.

Verge
-All ASU, Albany Tech. & Darton Students: Show your student ID for 20% off at VERGE!!! 110 N Washington St
-High Quality Soy Candles by Traviata & Aspen Bay have Arrived!!!

Historic Neighborhoods of Greater Downtown – Activities & Development
Arcadia
- New construction: SOWEGA Council on Aging-N Society at Jackson/Jefferson. major remolding /addition and site work
- New construction: Wynfield Park Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Facility- 3rd & Washington/Jackson. Major remolding /addition & site work
- NOW OPEN: Woodall’s – 7th & N Jefferson.

Central Business District
-New Business NOW Open – Icons Bar & Grill: 104 N Washington St
-New Business: Opening Soon – It’s About Time Vegetables & More: 313 W Broad
-Kayak Launches are under construction!

Old Northside
-Custom Old Northside Address plaques are now available for purchase from the Matrix Department, Inc. For information on purchasing an address sign please call 229-888-7272. Sign cost is $36.00.
- New construction: Thronateeska Archives Building
-New Business NOW OPEN- Welcome Crystal’s Junkin’ Downtown at 600 N Jefferson St. https://www.facebook.com/CrystalsJunkin
- New Streetlight project has begun!!
- New construction: AKA Alumni Sorority House-N Jackson (PENDING)

Old Westside
-New construction: Now OPEN Liberty Gas Station and Convenience Store -413 W Oglethorpe Blvd

Palmyra Heights
-No information to report.

Rawson Circle
-Neighborhood Sunday Dinner 6pm.
-New Custom garden flags & car decals now available!!
-NEW FACEBOOK PAGE! www.facebook.com/RawsonCircleAlbany

Save the Date! Upcoming Downtown Events
December 21st – Good Life Drum Circle-Riverfront Park
January 18th – Good Life Drum Circle-Riverfront Park
January 11th- Freedom Singers – Albany Civil Rights Institute
January 18th – Good Life Drum Circle-Riverfront Park

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