• Beginning Monday, Alabama Public Television viewers can watch the WORLD channel on APT’s digital channel 2 (DT2). The WORLD multicast channel is designed to appeal to both traditional and new audiences. Already featuring the best of public television’s non-fiction, news, science and documentary programming, WORLD continuously adds original content from emerging producers. WORLD features many programs instantly recognizable to public television viewers including “Nature,” “Nova,” “PBS NewsHour,” “Frontline” and “Nightly Business Report,” broadcast at various times throughout the day.
The WORLD schedule replaces APT’s original digital channel 2 programming which was known as APT IQ.
• Professional classical fluist Bart Feller will perform in concert in the Ernest Stone Center on the campus of Jacksonville State Unversity at 7:30 p.m. Bart Feller is principal flute of the New Jersey Symphony, New York City Opera and Santa Fe Opera Orchestras. He has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Bargemusic and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Mr. Feller has also appeared as concerto soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Jupiter Symphony. The event is free and open to the public.
• Head to Jacksonville for the opening reception for Jacksonville State University’s “On Paper” exhibition by faculty member Bryce Lafferty from 4:30-6:30. Lafferty is assistant professor of painting and drawing and he teaches drawing, watercolor and canvas painting. His work is all on paper, painted with watercolor, and his format ranges from traditional illustration-like drawings to three-dimensional and installation pieces. His newest work in watercolor playfully integrates architecture and landscape. The exhibition will run through Oct. 24.
• Anniston’s second annual Jazz it Up for Education concert, which benefits the Public Education Foundation of Anniston, is back with a performance by New Orleans’ own Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Road Masters. Tickets to the event are $50 and include music, food and open bar and are available at the PEFA office at 1302 Noble Street Ste 3E, Golden Springs Pharmacy, 1st Educators Credit Union, Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce and also online at PEFAnniston.org. The event will take place from 6-11 p.m. between the back lawns of 318 and 326 East 7th St. in Anniston.
• “Frankenweenie” (PG): Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
• “Taken 2” (PG-13): In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
• “Pitch Perfect” (PG-13): Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
• Tonight at 10, local Southern rock group Amberson-Bagget Band will perform at the Crimson Tiger in downtown Anniston.
The band — members Ted Amberson, Michael Baggett, Luke Baggett and Chris Baggett — recently signed a management contract with LC Music Management of Nashville and shot a performance video. The band will perform original music from their worldwide indie release “That’s Gonna Leave A Mark,” along with classic rock covers.
• Fall is here, and that means Halloween. We want to highlight all the spooky activities this area has to offer, and we need your help. Send us your favorite regional Halloween activities and they might make it into an upcoming feature story. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256-294-4152.