The Academy of Dance performances
3 p.m. Jan. 12, Zuver Center, Mount de Sales Academy, 851 Orange St. Middle Georgia dancers ages 8-18 will perform London Calling: A Dance Tribute to British Music and Peter and the Wolf: A Ballet for the Young and Young at Heart. London Calling features contemporary ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and modern dance. Peter teaches children the different instruments of the orchestra while telling the tale of Peter and his animal friends. $15 adults, $10 students. Call 922-6220 for tickets.
8 p.m. Jan. 12 and 18-19; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 20, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Presented by Theatre Macons Youth Actors Company. Directed by Scot and Kelly Mann. $18 adults and $12 students. Call 746-9485 for reservations. www.theatremacon.com.
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 Saturday. 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.
Melanie Buckner, soprano, and Thomas Bandy, pianist
3 p.m. Jan. 13, First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Presented by the Warner Robins Community Concert Association. $10 adults, free for students.
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. Feb. 2: 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.
Connections Opening Reception
5-8 p.m. Friday, the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Connections will feature more than 20 paintings by Macon artist Thomas Sanders, who holds degrees in graphic design and art education from the University of Georgia. Light refreshments will be served. Free. Connections will be on display through Jan. 26. A closing reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 18. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.
Beauty in the Face of Destruction Opening Reception
6-9 p.m. Friday, the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. Meet the photographer and enjoy light refreshments. A photography exhibit by Atlanta-based photographer Ross Oscar Knight tells the story of the children in Haiti since the earthquake. 6 p.m. Jan. 17: gallery talk with Knight. A portion of the proceeds from this exhibit will be donated to Community2Community, a non-profit organization dedicated to the rebuilding of Haiti. www.community2community.info. Free.
The World of Mr. Imagination: 1948-2012
Through Saturday, 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.
Wandering and Wondering Opening Reception
1-3 p.m. Sunday, Marlor House, 201 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville. An exhibit of new works by Pam Beagle Daresta. Daresta creates monoprint works inspired by the natural world and memorable ways we live and connect with nature. Free. Exhibit on display through Feb. 8. (478) 452-3950. www.milledgevillealliedarts.com.
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.
Wandering and Wondering
Through Feb. 8, Marlor House, 201 North Wayne St., Milledgeville. Opening reception: 1-3 p.m. Sunday. An exhibit of new works by Pam Beagle Daresta. Daresta creates monoprint works inspired by the natural world, working with recycled papers and a variety of techniques. Allied Arts, (478) 452-3950 or www.milledgevillealliedarts.com. 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.
Campus Club Milledgeville Talent Showcase Auditions
Saturday-Sunday. 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. Competition is open to 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. www.campusclubmilledgeville.org. $10 per person entry fee.
Little Shop of Horrors
2 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 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.
The Picture That Was Turned To The Wall
2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Monday, 909 Main St., Perry. The Perry Players performances will be at the end of February and in early March. Written by Tim Kelly; directed by Carol Strandburg. Roles for 15 men and women, teens and older.
Forsythia Festival Musicale
The Backlot Players of Forsyth seeks singers for the March 2013 musicale, 7 p.m. March 1-2, First Baptist Church, Forsyth. No auditions required. All singers are welcome to participate. Rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. Monday, FBC sanctuary, 95 W. Morse St., Forsyth, and will continue on Mondays until show dates. Marion McDougall, (478) 972-1831.
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.
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.