A Christmas Cabaret
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Singers J.J. Hobbs and Bryson Holloway will perform holiday favorites, both sacred and secular, accompanied by Jim Penndorf on piano, David Lintz on guitar, and Rob Sumowski on drums in a concert to benefit Toys for Tots. Tickets will be sold at the door. 746-9485. www.theatremacon.com. $15 plus an unwrapped toy or $25 without a toy for adults; $10 plus an unwrapped toy or $20 without a toy for students and seniors.
Friday-Sunday and Wednesday-Dec. 24; Jan. 18-21 and 25-27, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. $8-$10 per person, depending on time. Price includes skate rental. For specific skate times, which vary per day, visit www.maconcentreplex.com.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. An open house showcasing the cottage decorated for the holidays. Baked goods and appetizers will be for sale throughout the day while free tours are offered. Refreshments will be served and the Side Porch Gift Shop will have a Christmas sale. Free. 743-3851.
Mike Fullers Holiday Magic and Variety Show
8 p.m. Thursday, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Magic, music and merriment featuring Middle Georgia Youth Ballet dancers, vocals by Kim Meeks, holiday magic, Santa and more. 471-7529. www.MaconLittleTheatre.org. $10 adults, $5 children under 17.
John Berry: The Christmas Concert
7:30 p.m. Dec. 22, the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $32. 301-5470.
7 p.m. Dec. 26, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.: traditional Kwanzaa ceremony, drum circle and African dance, film, puppetry, live music and more. 7 p.m. Dec. 27, Douglass Theatre: Youth Night live talent diversity event of self-determination. Dec. 28: Ujima, service day of love and community outreach, morning and afternoon partnerships and special events; location TBA for 7 p.m. Ujima evening celebration with refreshments and black business showcase. Dec. 29: Ujamaa Economic Unity Day for black economic empowerment, purchasing from black businesses and developing a plan for your own economic empowerment. 5 p.m. Dec. 30: Night of Purpose; Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St.; theme: the universal connection. Film, spoken word, live music, visual arts, featuring poet Queen Sheba, $5 advance, $7 at door. 5 p.m. Dec. 31: Community Karamu (Kwanzaa Feast) at Homeland Village, 2910 Napier Ave.; special tribute and screening of Bob Marley documentary. Jan. 1: Imani reflections, self-examination and reassessment with family. Presented by Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center and Torchlight Academy Inc. 718-8067.
Light More Homes Christmas Celebration
Dusk-midnight through Dec. 31, Chick-fil-A, 140 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. Evening light display of 50,000 Christmas lights synchronized to music of the season, broadcast via FM radio. Free to enjoy the show, donations accepted to benefit Macon Habitat for Humanity. www.maconhabitat.org or 745-0630.
Christmas at Hay House
Through Dec. 31, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Tour this historic home decorated with natural greenery and Victorian-inspired Christmas items. Tours happen on the hour. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Closed Christmas day. $11 adults, $10 seniors and military, $7 students. 742-8155.
Country Christmas in Lights
6-10 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31 (excluding Mondays), The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. More than one mile of lights will be lit throughout the ranch to drive through. www.therockranch.com. Free.
Cherry Blossom Ball Drop
7 p.m.-midnight, Cherry Street Plaza, downtown Macon. Kids activities from 7-9 p.m., DJ Laura Starling starts a 9 p.m., live feed from Times Square in New York, and the cherry blossom ball drop and fireworks at midnight. Free.
New Years Eve Big Bash
8 p.m. Dec. 31, Terminal Station, downtown Macon. Includes live entertainment from the Grapevine Band and a silent auction. Hosted by The Arc Macon. Tickets are available at arcmacon.org or 477-7764. $25 general admission, table seating also available.
New Years Eve Charity Ball
7 p.m. Dec. 31, Warner Robins Conference Center, Courtyard by Marriott, 589 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins. Hosted by Warner Robins Noon Optimist Club and benefiting the Rainbow House Childrens Resource Center. Live music and dancing with Quiet Storm. Heavy hors doeuvres and cash bar. Black tie optional. Tickets can be obtained from club members, Rainbow House, (478) 923-5923, online at www.wroptimist.org or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. $50 per person includes admission, one drink ticket and one raffle ticket.
State Farmers Market
8 a.m.-dark daily, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round. Closed New Years Day.
Mulberry Street Market
4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Mulberry Street. Locally grown produce, dairy, meat, desserts and more.
International City Farmers Market
2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Watson Boulevard and Maple Street, in front of Perkins Field across from Robins Federal Credit Union, Warner Robins. Market Bites Café, 4-6.30 p.m., featuring Georgia-grown/made foods. Local, seasonal produce, meat, milk and more. (478) 225-7626.
Mercies in Disguise
6 p.m. Sunday, Macon Evangelistic Church fellowship hall, 4500 Chapel Hill Drive. Canvas artwork and jewelry from local artists on display and available for purchase. Valeria Elliott, 731-5538. Free admission.
6-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. A Christian youth/young adult center. 4917-A Mercer University Drive. 390-4013. $3 admission, concession and games extra.
Gospel and Jam Session
8-10:30 p.m. every first and third Friday, Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 809 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. (478) 997-1734. Free.
9 p.m. Dec. 29, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $12 in advance, $15 day of. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. 257-6391.
7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Acousticproductions.com. $20 adults and $15 students in advance, $22 at door.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
7 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 2; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 2; 1 p.m. Feb. 3, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Adults $22-$37, children $12-$37. www.ringling.com.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St. $48-$78. 751-9232 or ticketmaster.com.
9:30 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. Feb. 6-7 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Suited for ages 3-7. $7 for morning performances. Evening performance is $16 adults, $11 students. www.thegrandmacon.com, 301-5470.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23, 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Monster trucks tear through obstacles. $10-$35. 751-9232 or ticketmaster.com.
The End Times Comedy Night
8 p.m. the first Monday and third Saturday of every month, the Folks Art, 108 W. Hancock St., Milledgeville. Join comics from Milledgeville, Athens and Atlanta for a night of stand-up comedy. $3. (478) 453-9550 or www.thefolksart.com.
9 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Markels SaLounge, 206 E. Gaines St., Dublin. Open mic night for poets hosted by Lisa Bryant. (478) 290-5938. $5
Christmas Dance and Party
8 p.m. Saturday, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Dressy casual, light refreshments. Music with a Christmas flair by a DJ. 923-5007.
December Ballroom Dance
8-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Warner Robins Recreation Center, 800 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Sponsored by USA Dance No. 6100. Beginners and singles are welcome. $10 USA Dance members, $15 non-members. DanceHoustonCo@yahoo.com or 919-0624.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jocks & Jills, 4680 Sheraton Drive. Guided practice for beginners. Free. 742-9367.
Macon Shag Club
6:45 p.m. shag lessons, 7:30 p.m. dancing, Thursdays, Jocks & Jills Sports Grill, 4680 Sheraton Drive. 960-3450. Free.
8 p.m. Fridays, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Dixie Pride Band. 784-1454. $7.
9 p.m. Saturdays, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Band: Winchester. 218-5815. $7. Singles welcome.
Pairs and Spares Square Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, except holidays, North Macon Park Recreation Center, Wimbish Road. Caller: Lee Dixon. 757-2912. Free.
Western Square Dancers of Macon Square Dance Club
7-9 p.m. Thursdays, except fourth Thursdays, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Caller: Bob Shiver. 935-8364. Free.
North Macon Square Dancers Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. 471-1560.
Bleckley County Jamboree
7 p.m. Fridays, Oak Grove Community Center, Ga. 126, Cochran. Classic country and gospel music, featuring Josh Lucas and Friends. (478) 230-3380. Free.
Juliette Opry House
5:30 p.m. front porch local bluegrass jam; 7 p.m. open mic stage show; 8 p.m. headliner stage show; every first Saturday; Ga. 87, Juliette. Call 335-3895 for tickets or buy online at www.acousticproductions.com. $17.
Ole Clinton Opry
6:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 6 p.m. Heaven Bound, 7 p.m. Still Cruisin, 8:45 p.m. Owen Roberts as Elvis. (478) 461-3544 or oleclintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.
4-9 p.m. Saturdays; south onto Powersville Road off Ga. 247 Connector between Warner Robins and Ga. 49. This week: 4:30 p.m. House Band, 6 p.m. Walnut Creek, 7:30 p.m. Jerry Jackson Show. Also open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. (478) 328-0678 or powersvilleopry.com. Free.
Wagon House Opry
6:30-10 p.m. Saturdays, 699 Altman Road, Haddock. This week: 6:30 p.m. Rambling Fever, 7:30 p.m. Steel Crusin. Contact Randy, (478) 363-1274. Free; donations accepted.
Williamson Music Barn
Saturdays, 2232 Ga. 362 West, Williamson. Call John Williams, (770) 380-1935 or (770) 595-6947. For bookings, call (770) 375-8490. Free; donations accepted.
Macon Film Guild
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Films show at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13: Chicken With Plums. Feb. 10: The Sessions. Documentary series special presentation at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22: Samsara. 742-2000. Maconfilmguild.org. $5.
Rock By The Sea: Music For A Cause
6:30 p.m. Saturday, the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. Featuring Gannon Adams and Travis Denning, with Marty Evans and Lauren St. Jane and the Dead Westerns. Benefitting pediatric cancer research and treatment. www.RockByTheSea.org. $10.
Kade Howard Benefit featuring Meiko
8 p.m. Dec. 22, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $10 in advance, $12 day of. Meikos performance benefits Kade Howard, a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with brain cancer. 257-6391.
Charity Benevolent Fund Winter Harvest Festival 5K Run and 1 mile Run/Walk
Dec. 29, starting and ending at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 7015 Rivoli Road. To collect blankets, gloves, sleeping bags, space heaters and warm clothing for the disadvantaged. $15 registration by Saturday, $20 after. http://fundab.org or e-mail email@example.com. 986-4908.
Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk
8 a.m. marathon, 8:15 a.m. half-marathon, 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, Jan. 19, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. Part of the 2013 Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series. Proceeds benefit the Museum of Aviation. Race limited to 1,500 participants. Race-day registration is available for 5K only, if space is available. June Lowe or Mary Lynn Harrison, 923-6600 or e-mail MaryLynn.Harrison@museumofaviation.org. Detailed race information can be found at www.museumofaviation.org. Registration: $80 marathon, $55 half marathon, $25 5K; after Jan. 1: $85, $60, $30. Relay Team may register anytime for an entry fee of $150.
Marie Amerson and Ed Grisamore book signings
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Free.
1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bill OReillys Killing Lincoln will be discussed. Sefarim is a literary discussion group sponsored by Congregation Sha-Arey Israel, Macons conservative Jewish congregation. It is located at the corner of First and Plum streets. Use Plum Street entrance adjacent to the parking lot. 745-4571.
6 p.m. Feb. 6, Taylor Amphitheatre, Wesleyan College. Screening of a new documentary by Douglas Blackmon, a Wall Street Journal and Washington Post editor and author. Free. 11:15 a.m. Feb. 7, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College, discussion of Blackmons book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to WWII, which won the 2009 Pultizer Prize.
Rampage Pro Wrestlings Winter Wars
3 p.m. Sunday, Johnny Gs Fun Center, 815 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Christmas photos with Cru Jones and Shawn Banks from 2-3 p.m. RPW Heavyweight Championship: Cru Jones vs. AJ Steele, with special referee Jeff Hauck. All seats $5 with a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. 329-8002.
First Day Hike at High Falls
10 a.m.-noon Jan. 1, High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. This guided 3.5-mile moderate hike will go past the falls, the old powerhouse and through a mixed pine/hardwood forest. Learn about park history and the local ecology. Meet at the park office, wear comfortable shoes, and bring water and a snack. $5 parking. (478) 993-3053.
Central Georgia FIRST Lego League Super Regional Qualifier
9 a.m. Jan. 5, Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins. Join 40 Lego robotics teams as they compete for a chance to advance to the state final competition. Open to the public. 926-1769. www.GeorgiaFLL.org or www.starbaserobins.org. Free to watch.
Rock Candy Tours
Intown Rock n Roll Stroll happens from 1-3 p.m. Saturdays. Departs from Washington Park, corner of College Street and Washington Avenue. $15 per person. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a bottle of water are recommended. To make reservations, call 955-5997 and leave your name, phone number and desired tour date.
856 Mulberry St. Tours offered 10 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and military, $3 for students with college I.D. 745-5982.
Ocmulgee National Monument
Guided Earth Lodge tours at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Free. 752-8257.
Neel Reid Tours
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and by special appointment, Federated Garden Clubs of Macon Inc., 730 College St. Guided tours of historic 1910 Joseph Neel House designed by Georgia architect Neel Reid. 742-0921. www.fgcmacon.org. $5.
Amerson River Park
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays vehicle gate is open. Pedestrian gate open Mondays-Tuesdays, North Pierce Avenue, Macon. A place to walk, bike, hike, fish, study nature or enjoy the handicapped-accessible playground and pavilion. Free. www.ocmulgeeheritagetrail.com.
6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. Prizes. For ages 21 and older. 751-9248.
7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. Saturdays, Macon Moose Lodge No. 1455, 2217 Gray Highway. Public welcome. 742-5372.
7 p.m. Thursdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Disabled American Veterans No. 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Vann Edwards, 784-1454.
Adult Card Night
6-7 p.m. Fridays, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. A social event for adults who want to show off their skills. 751-9248.
6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Tuesdays: Six wines with light appetizers. $6. Thursdays: Eight wines with appetizers. $10. 474-9595. www.winestyles.net/macon.
7:30 p.m. bell time, the first and third Fridays of the month, 1361 Peach Parkway, Fort Valley. All-Star Wrestling Network. (478) 397-5734. allstarwrestlingnetwork.com. $6.50 admission, discounts to military and students, children 6 and younger free.
8 p.m. Dec. 28, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Meet in the observatory to see the night sky through the museums telescopes. The largest telescope can offer well over 100 times magnification. Held only if the sky is clear. Admission by donation. 477-3232. www.masmacon.org.