The Urban Nutcracker
7 p.m. Friday, the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Presented by Kali Dance Studio for the Arts. 461-7602. www.kalidancestudio.com. $15.
What Are You Getting for Christmas?
7 p.m. Friday, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. A Soulgood Production, featuring the UBC Praise Team. 746-4415 or 345-2995. www.soulgoodproductions.com. $15.
Diary of a M.I.L.F. (Mom Id Love to Follow)
7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, JDs Drama and Dinner Theater, 550 Riverside Drive. Written by and starring Meshelle; directed by Rain Pryor. 738-3114.
Red Letter Jesus with actor Brad Sherrill
4 p.m. Jan. 20, Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Presented by Music and the Arts at Vineville. 745-3331. Free.
Festival of New Plays
8 p.m. Jan. 25-26, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. New plays written by the students in Wesleyans playwriting class and produced by the Wesleyan Theatre Company, the Colleges recently-formed Theatre Club. $10 adults, $5 students, seniors and alumnae. Seating is limited; reservations (478) 757-5259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Metropolitan Opera Live
Showing at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and the Galleria Mall Stadium Cinemas, 2980 Watson Blvd., Centerville. Les Troyens: noon Jan. 5. Maria Stuarda: 12:55 p.m. Jan. 19. Rigoletto: 12:55 p.m. Feb. 16. Parsifal: noon March 2. Francesca Da Rimini: noon March 16. Giulio Cesare: noon April 27. www.metopera.org/hdlive. 742-2000. $24 adults, $20 seniors.
7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Featuring Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin, Julie Albers, cello, and Elizabeth Pridgen, piano. Part of the Fabian Concert Series. 301-5470. $12; one free ticket with Mercer ID.
Third Thursday Organ Interludes
All performances at noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St., unless otherwise noted. Jan. 17: Dr. Kui-im Lee; Feb. 21: Young Artists in Concert; March 18-22: Cherry Blossom Series at Mulberry St. United Methodist Church; April 18: Flint Dollar; May 16: Dr. Fletcher Anderson. Following the 30-minutes concerts, a light lunch is available in the church social hall. All concerts are free, and the lunch is $5 per person. Nelda Chapman, 745-1631 or email@example.com.
Gilbert & Sullivans Iolanthe
7:30 p.m. Jan. 17-19, 3 p.m. Jan. 20, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Presented by the Mercer University Opera, Martha Malone, director, and Richard Kosowski, conductor. $10 general admission; one free ticket with Mercer ID; pay at the door.
Vratislav Kriz, baritone, and Edward Eikner, piano
7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. 301-5470. Free.
Ian Altman, piano
7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. 301-5470. Free.
Macon Symphony Orchestra
All performances at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St., unless otherwise noted. Jan. 26: January Pops Concert, Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St. March 9: Project Trio. April 27: Ode to Joy. Conductor: Ward Stare. 301-5300. www.maconsymphony.com. $38.50 adults, $18.50 students, $13.50 children younger than 12.
Lisa Vroman, soprano
7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Call 301-5470 to reserve. $25; one free ticket with Mercer ID.
Robert McDuffie, violin
7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Call 301-5470 to reserve. $25; one free ticket with Mercer ID.
Graffe String Quartet
7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College. Presented by the Macon Concert Association. $25 adults, $15 students. Seating is limited. For tickets, call 301-5470.
Mercer University Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Ward Stare, conductor. 301-5470. Free.
Mad About Chamber Winds II
7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Featuring Mercer Wind Ensemble; Douglas Hill, conductor. 301-5470. Free.
Mercer Jazz Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Monty Cole, conductor. 301-5470. Free.
Wilma Jensen, concert organist
4 p.m. Feb. 24, Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Presented by Music and the Arts at Vineville. 745-3331. Free.
Fabian Concert Series
7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Featuring Matt Catingub, saxophonist/vocalist; Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Kurt Muroki, double bass; and Steve Moretti, percussion. Call 301-5470 to reserve. $12; one free ticket with Mercer ID.
Percussion Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m. March 1, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Marcus Reddick, director. 301-5470. Free.
Giuseppe Lupis, pianist
4 p.m. March 3, Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Classics, Lupis and Gershwin. Presented by Music and the Arts at Vineville. 745-3331. Free.
Art Song Experience
7:30 p.m. March 5, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Carol Goff, piano, and Townsend School of Music students. 301-5470. Free.
Griffin Choral Arts concerts
Directed by Stephen J. Mulder. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Masterworks: French Romantics: March 7, Griffin Auditorium, 234 E. Taylor St., Griffin; features the music of French composers such as Duruflé, Fauré and Poulenc, accompanied by professional orchestra and organ. Tickets available at the door, or in advance. (770) 468-3072 or www.griffinchoralarts.org. $10.
7:30 p.m. March 18, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Mercer Brass Quintet featuring Douglas Hill, trumpet; Jonathan Swygert, trumpet; Jay Hanselman, horn; Tom Gibson, trombone; and Eric Bubacz, tuba. 301-5470. Free.
Fabian Concert Series: Sound of Five
7:30 p.m. March 19, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Jennifer Frautchis, violin; Che-Hung Chen, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; and Edward Arron, cello. Call 301-5470 to reserve. $12; one free with Mercer ID.
Student Chamber Ensembles Concert
7:30 p.m. March 26, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Presented by Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. 301-5470. Free.
Mercer Jazz Ensemble
7:30 p.m. April 5, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Monty Cole, director. 301-5470. Free.
Morning Music Club of Macon
7:30 p.m. April 11: Pride and Prejudice, an adaptation of the musical for Wesleyan College Department of Music with Amanda Jacobs, composer. 7:30 p.m. May 9: Louise Barfield, piano, and Curtis Smith, piano. All performances are free and are held in Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. www.morningmusicclub.org.
Mercer University Opera Gala
7:30 p.m. April 11-13, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Richard Kosowski, director. 301-5470. $10; one free with Mercer ID; pay at the door.
Fabian Concert Series: Directors Choice
7:30 p.m. April 16, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Rachel Calin, double bass; and Elizabeth Pridgen, piano. Call 301-5470 to reserve. $12; one free with Mercer ID.
Through Dec. 31, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Home for the Holidays is the theme for this annual look at cultural celebrations near and far, in place and time. $5-$10. 477-3232. www.masmacon.org.
The Artistic Gift
Through Dec. 31, the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Featuring landscape photography by Dr. Roy Ward and hand-blown glass ornaments and objects by Kelly Robertson. Free. 743-6940.
The World of Mr. Imagination: 1948-2012
Through Jan. 5, Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St. The exhibit features 30 works by the renowned visionary artist known to the world as Mr. Imagination. 743-8544. www.tubmanmuseum.com. Free for museum members, $8 for the general public.
Art Werger: The Graphic Narrative
Through Jan. 13, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Etchings and monotypes from the museums permanent collection by acclaimed printmaker Art Werger, whose imagery has included aerial views of suburbs and cities, narrative figurative scenes, underwater swimmers and natural landscapes. $5-$10. 477-3232. www.masmacon.org.
Dixie Stewart: Gifts to the Permanent Collection
Through Jan. 13, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Dixie Stewarts love of travel is reflected in her donations to the museums permanent collection and they vividly represent the places she enjoyed during her travels. Includes works by Henri Matisse, Roman Chatov and Bruno Zupan. $5-$10. 477-3232. www.masmacon.org.
Seven Women Artists
Through Jan. 30, East Gallery, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. Paintings and works on paper by Charlotte Beeler, Dot Brown, Laura Dewberry, Mary Ann Dunn, Carol King Pope, Audrey Rabie and Judy Tucker. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and the second Saturday of every month. Free.
Masterworks on the Move: Wesleyans Traveling Exhibit of American Art
Feb. 5-May 24, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and the second Saturday of every month. Free.
A Winning Tradition
Through February, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame rotunda, 301 Cherry St. The exhibit highlights the Hall of Fame high school coaches from throughout the state who have led their football teams to state championships and features footballs, helmets, playbooks, whistles, programs, trophies and more. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free with admission of $3.50-$8. 752-1585.
SPARKS: Understanding Energy
Through March 31, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Explore the difference between potential and kinetic energy and the ways that energy can transform. Dozens of interactive displays will demonstrate radiant, thermal, mechanical and electrical energy. 477-3232 or www.masmacon.org.
The Story of Apollo
Through March 31, Museum of Arts and Sciences. Learn about the early years of American manned space flight in this exhibition of selected space-related items, including projects from Friendship through Apollo. See prints signed by famous explorers John Glenn, Allen Shepherd, Buzz Aldrin, and many others. www.masmacon.org.
Harriet Tubman: A Moses to Her People
Ongoing, Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St. The exhibit uses historic photographs, documents and works of art from the museums collection to tell Tubmans story. 743-8544.
Honeymoon at Graveside Manor (A Ghostly Farce)
7:30 p.m. Jan. 2-3, Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 South Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. Director: Jerry Reppert. Play dates: Feb. 15-March 2.
Campus Club Milledgeville Talent Showcase Auditions
Jan. 5-6. Middle Georgia students ages 10 years and older are invited to audition for a talent showcase with a grand prize trip to Las Vegas to perform at the Las Vegas Defenders basketball game. This competition allows both small groups and individual acts. The top 10 groups or individuals to audition will go on to compete in the talent showcase Feb. 8. Call Toyia Barnes, (478) 363-2256, to schedule an audition time. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.campusclubmilledgeville.org. $10 per person entry fee.
Little Shop of Horrors
2 p.m. Jan. 5 and 12, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. A Youth Actors Company production. There are roles for 15-20 young people ages 12-19. Bring music and be prepared to sing at least 16 bars with an accompanist. No tapes or CDs. Production dates are March 2-10. Directed by Jerry Dorriety, musical direction by Ellen Parris. 746-9485. www.theatremacon.com.
Middle Georgia Concert Band
7-9 p.m. Mondays, Tattnall Square Academy band room, Trojan Way off Wesleyan Drive. Membership is open to all wind and percussion players. Ages 17 through 97. 390-4248.
Holiday Artists Market
Through Saturday, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Give a gift of art. 744-9557, email@example.com or middlegeorgiaart.org. Free admission.
Macon Arts Trunk Shows
4-7 p.m. Friday, the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Artists will be on hand on each Friday during the receptions, and their work will remain on display, and available for purchase, throughout the week following the show. For sale will be ceramics, jewelry, glass art and other small works. Featured artists include Lauren Bausch, Melena Bisanti-Wall, Glenda Bozeman, Alicia Bailey David and Fred Kachelhofer. Free. 743-6940.
Holiday Art Camp
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Dec. 28, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. Interactive learning art camp for children ages 6-12. Children attending will receive instructions from a professional artist, chance to exercise or discover creative talents and an opportunity to have artwork on public display. Children encouraged to bring a lunch. 751-9248 or 751-9280. Free.
Milledgeville First Friday call for artists
Anyone who wishes to display artwork and/or perform during a Milledgeville First Friday should contact Carlee Schulte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sweet Georgia Sound Show Chorus
7 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Peter Claver School, 133 Ward St. Singing lesson and first month of membership is free. 335-3010.
Mercer University Pipes and Drums
6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, lessons and rehearsal, Human Resources Building, Mercer University campus. No previous musical experience required. Free pipe, drum lessons for pipe band students and members. For information, e-mail Jack.Mahaney@mercer.edu.
Middle Georgia Dulcimer Club
1-4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, Young America Music School, 6361 Zebulon Road. Free. (478) 968-0684.