The Academy of Dance performances
3 p.m. Saturday, 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. Saturday and Jan. 18-19; 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 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.
5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Russell Auditorium, Middle Georgia State College, Cochran Campus. A theatrical presentation that takes audiences on a compelling journey while covering identity, diversity and stereotypes. Hosted by the Multicultural Affairs program. Crystal Allen-Joyner, firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
A Dream Deferred: Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Arts Complex Theater, Middle Georgia State College, Macon Campus. The life of King will be remembered in song, dance and spoken word and features the Middle Georgia State College Gospel Choir. Sponsored by the Black Student Unification organization. Tristan Dunn, (706) 319-0612, or Naomi Robertson, 471-2997. Free.
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.
7:30 p.m. Friday, 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. Sunday, 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. Thursday: 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. Thursday-Jan. 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.
Concert with International Conductors Workshop Symphony Orchestra
2 p.m. Jan. 21, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. Aspiring conductors will study under Maestro Adrian Gnam, former conductor of the Macon Symphony Orchestra. After a weekend with the renowned maestro, guest conductors will each lead the orchestra. 757-5259.
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. 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.
Beauty in the Face of Destruction Gallery Talk
6 p.m. Thursday, the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. Meet the photographer. A photography exhibit by Atlanta-based photographer Ross Oscar Knight tells the story of the children in Haiti since the earthquake. A portion of the proceeds from this exhibit will be donated to Community2Community, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rebuilding of Haiti. www.community2community.info. Free.
Connections Closing Reception
5-7 p.m. Jan. 18, 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. Free. Connections will be on display through Jan. 26. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.
Little Shop of Horrors
2 p.m. Saturday, 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.