Today: The 16th Annual Rome International Film Festival. Venues include DeSoto Theatre, Rome City Auditorium. Click here for film guide and schedule.
Today: Bluegrass and Blessings at Morrison Campground from 5-7 p.m. featuring Dixie Jubilee. Devotionals presented by Tracy Hardy and Brad Prater. Coffee and hot cocoa will be available for purchase. This is a free community event.
A LOOK AHEAD TO NEXT WEEKEND: Nov. 14-17:
Thursday: Iron Butterfly in concert at The Forum River Center at 8 p.m. The Los Angeles music climate of the late sixties and seventies was characterized by the heavy sounds and sentiments that reflected the revolutionary attitudes of the generation. Bursting onto that scene was Iron Butterfly, whose sound not only epitomized the hard attitudes of the youth with its heavy drumming and bass lines, but also embraced more delicate aspirations through its intricate guitar and keyboard overlays.Ticket Price: $30. Purchase tickets and for event details: https://forumrivercenter.com/event/iron-butterfly-2/
Saturday: The Annual Rome Downtown Holiday Open House is the perfect way to kick-off the holidays. Enjoy the wonder of the season with FREE Trolley rides. The Roman Rose trolley will pick up & drop off guests at the Town Green. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will ride along to take pictures with children. Hours: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday: Candy Cane Hunt returns to the Town Green hosted by Rome Floyd Parks and Rec, 1 p.m. All kids 10 and under are invited to collect the candy canes scattered about. It’s a great, fun way to get into the Holiday Spirit, and it’s free.
Saturday: Harbin Clinic will present the work of Bill Harbin at the Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage in a new exhibit titled “Seeking Botany’s Design.” The show features Harbin’s most recent work that showcases the intricate detail of plants that we often overlook. The show opens on Nov. 16 with a reception celebrating Harbin’s work. The event will take place at Makervillage on North Fifth Avenue from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature a special musical performance by violinist Tim Reynolds. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP at harbinclinic.com/gallery. The exhibit will be on display through the end of December, with open gallery hours on Friday evenings from 4 to 6 p.m. Harbin – the grandson of one of Harbin Clinic’s founders, William Harbin – is a retired radiologist, having worked in Rome’s medical community for more than 30 years. A man with vast interests, Harbin’s inquisitive nature sparked in him a love for birds that led to botany.
Saturday: Rome City Brewing and Hoptimist RCBC’s November community cookout is now on “the 16th so we can support Downtown Rome, GA‘s Downtown Holiday Open House. We’ll be stocking up our chili bar for build-your-own chili bowls and have a slew of sides and desserts for the choosing. $12 for you to fill your plate and come back for seconds.” It begins at noon and continues throughout the day. Rome City Brewing is at 333 Broad St. with the brewery on the main level and the Tap Room one floor up.
Saturday: R.O.M.E. (Rome’s Own Musical Ensembles) will present ‘Unforgetable’ at 7:30 p.m. at the Rome City Auditorium. The fabulous Clock Tower Jazz Ensemble performs jazz greats and a tribute to nat King Cole’s 100th birthday.
Sunday: Forum On Ice will open Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the season through Jan. 6. We are offering ice skating, an ice slide, and endless family fun. Purchase a season pass for $49.99. Come experience a season full of winter magic at Forum River Center, the coolest place in Rome! Purchase season pass here: Forum-on-ice/