5 p.m.-2 a.m. July 27, downtown Macon. Macons annual music festival features 56 bands spread over 15 stages in Macon. $20 early bird tickets. For the complete list of bands, and to purchase tickets, visit www.braggjam.org.
Macon Beer Festival
3-7 p.m. Aug. 24, downtown Macon. Sample beer at seven venues downtown. A Pints for Prostates event. Tickets limited. $20. Purchase tickets online at www.ovations365.com. Find more information on the venues and beers available at www.themaconbeerfest.com.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. The event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and crafts. Music, fun and educational events also offered. 757-5233. Free.
The Fall Line Farmers Market on First Fridays
4-8 p.m. the first Friday of every month, First Presbyterian Church, 210 S. Wayne St., Milledgeville. Locally grown seasonal produce, fresh seafood, arts and crafts and more. Held in conjunction with First Friday events sponsored by Milledgeville Mainstreet. (478) 452-9394 or email@example.com.
State Farmers Market
8 a.m.-dark daily, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round.
Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers Market
4-7 p.m. Tuesday, 222 E. Hancock St., Milledgeville. Local, farm-fresh vegetables, meat and dairy plus handmade items and live entertainment. www.milledgevillemainstreet.com.
Mulberry Street Market
4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Mulberry Street. Locally grown produce, dairy, meat, desserts and more.
International City Farmers Market
1-6 p.m. Thursday, Watson Boulevard and Maple Street, in front of Perkins Field across from Robins Federal Credit Union, Warner Robins. Featuring Georgia-grown/made foods. Local, seasonal produce, meat, milk and more. (478) 225-7626.
Perry Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturday, 1106 Meeting St., Perry. Locally grown and produced items, and live music. 988-2757.
6 p.m. Sunday, Calvary Community Chapel, 5483 Columbus Road. 808-1604.
One Voice Quartet
6 p.m. Sunday, Countryside Baptist Church, 667 Carmen Place. 781-6147.
Pastor Donnie McClurkin
7 p.m. July 26, Pentecostal Temple, 928 Anthony Road. The 39th Pastoral Anniversary Celebration will feature Grammy Award winning artist and host of BETs new gospel reality TV show Sunday Best Pastor Donnie McClurkin. Free. www.thetemplemacon.org.
7 p.m. July 26, Southside Baptist Church, 1040 S. Houston Lake Road, Warner Robins. Grammy Award winner and 2012 Dove Award Artist of the Year Jason Crabb in concert. $10. 953-9388. www.southsidefamily.com.
6:30 p.m. July 27, Calvary Baptist Church, 5046 Fulton Mill Road. Also appearing: Jonathan Fisher. 11 a.m. July 28, Pine Forest Baptist Church, 1848 Tucker Road. Call 918-7800 for information about either event. Donations accepted.
Mount Salem Youth Choir
5 p.m. July 28, Mount Salem Baptist Church, 157 Cleveland St., Gray. Celebrating 35 years and honoring the legacy of the Rev. Joe L. Hill. (478) 960-3399.
Jazz in The Courtyard: Kim Polote
7 p.m. July 28, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by the Douglass Jazz Society, this concert is the last in this years series. Patrons may bring their own snacks. $5 general admission; free for Douglass Jazz Society members. 742-2000.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Juliette Opry, Ga. 87, Juliette. $20. www.acousticproductions.com.
Magnolia Music and Medicine Show
All events from 6-8 p.m. at Magnolia Theatre, Main Street, Eastman. Saturday: the Honeycutters and Norris Charles. Sept. 21: Ruby Jane. Nov. 23: Medicine Men and Friends. For ticket information, call (478) 374-4723 or visit www.magnoliamusicandmedicineshow.com.
Wine, Dine and Song
6 p.m. dinner, 7-9 p.m. show, Wednesday, Gallery 51, 51 W. Adams St., Forsyth. Featuring Randall Bramblett and catered by Jonahs on Johnston. Cash bar available. $31.60. For more information on menu, musician or to purchase tickets, go to www.gallery-51.com or call (478) 994-3992.
7 p.m. July 27, Perry Players Theatre, 909 Main St., Perry. With Brit Jones. Tickets available in advance only (limited seating). To order, go to www.perryplayers.org. $25.
Second Sunday in the Park concerts
All events from 6-8 p.m., Washington Park, downtown Macon. Aug. 11: Travis Denning Band; Sept. 8: the Kazoobie Kazoo Show with Rick Hubbard; Oct. 13: TBA. Picnics and lawn chairs encouraged, but no tents or grills. Free. www.collegehillmacon.com.
Miami Dan and the Hayes Street Band
7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. With Barry Darnell and the Mobile Slim Band and the sunDollars. $15. 742-2000.
Larry Carlton Quartet
8 p.m. Aug. 30, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Larry Carlton has won four Grammy awards and played with musicians such as Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson and Sammy Davis Jr. $30. 742-2000.
Juicy J and Project Pat
8 p.m. Aug. 31, Macon Auditorium, 415 First St. Featuring Juicy J, a member of the Three 6 Mafia, and his older brother Project Pat. $46.50, $56.50 and $66.50. www.ticketmaster.com.
Country Comedy Tour
8 p.m. Sept. 13, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Featuring Matt Casio Kid Mitchell and M.G. Gaskin. Show is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. $19. 301-5470. www.thegrandmacon.com.
8 p.m. Sept. 14, Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St. Featuring Grammy winner Anthony Hamilton, R&B superstar Avant and hosted by the hilarious Kevin Damn Fool Simpson. $55 and $65. www.ticketmaster.com.
Great White featuring Jack Russell
8 p.m. Sept. 28, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With special guests Ledfoot Messiah and more. $20 in advance; $25 day of. 257-6391. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.
8-10:30 p.m. July 27, Warner Robins Recreation Center, 800 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Hosted by USA Dance Chapter No. 6100. Variety of music, refreshments, dressy casual. www.dancehoustonco.org. (478) 953-1410. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Holiday Inn, 3953 River Place Drive. Guided practica for beginners. Free. 742-9367.
Macon Shag Club
6:45 p.m. shag lessons, 7:30 p.m. dancing, Thursday, Holiday Inn Macon North, 3953 River Place Drive. 960-3450. Free.
8 p.m. Friday, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Featuring the Dixie Pride Band. 784-1454. Public welcome. $7.
9 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Band: Winchester. 218-5815. $7. Singles welcome.
Pairs and Spares Square Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, except holidays, North Macon Park Recreation Center, Wimbish Road. Caller: Lee Dixon. 757-2912. Free.
Western Square Dancers of Macon Square Dance Club
6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, except fourth Thursdays, Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Caller: Bob Shiver. Cuer: Jack Raye. 935-8364. Free.
North Macon Square Dancers Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. 471-1560.
Bleckley County Jamboree
7 p.m. Friday, Oak Grove Community Center, Ga. 126, Cochran. Classic country and gospel music, featuring Josh Lucas and Friends. (478) 230-3380. Free.
Hollonville Opry House
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Ga. 362, Hollonville. This week: New Horizon Singers, Rivers Edge, Bonnie Ridge Bluegrass and Kirkland and Friends. (770) 228-4832 or hollonvilleopry.com. Free; operated on donations.
Juliette Opry House
5:30 p.m. every first Saturday; front porch local bluegrass jam; 7 p.m. open mic stage show; 8 p.m. headliner stage show; Ga. 87, Juliette. Call 335-3895 for tickets or buy online at www.acousticproductions.com. $17.
Ole Clinton Opry
5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 5:45 p.m. Ed and Jewel Knight Show, 7 p.m. Classic Country, 8:45 p.m. Heaven Bound. (478) 825-4118 or www.clintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.
4-9 p.m. Saturday; 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. Goodtime Band, 7:30 p.m. Ruby Rose with Southern Nites. Also open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. (478) 328-0678 or powersvilleopry.com. Free.
Wagon House Opry
6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, 699 Altman Road, Haddock. This week: 6:30 p.m. Blue Tick Deville, 7:30 p.m. PKHRS. Contact Randy, (478) 363-1274. Free; donations accepted.
Summer Kids Movies at the Cox
All movies at the Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. 11 a.m. Monday: The Lion King 1; 1 p.m. Monday: The Lion King 2. Donations accepted. 257-6391.
Summer Kids Flicks at AmStar
All movies at AmStar Cinemas 16, 5996 Zebulon Road. 10 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday: Zookeeper; July 30-31: Ice Age: Continental Drift. $3.50 includes a free box of popcorn and kids soda. 474-3484.
50 Years of Bond Movie Series
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 1: Sean Connery in Goldfinger. Aug. 8: Roger Moore in Moonraker. Aug. 15: Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights. Aug. 22: Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies. Aug. 28: Daniel Craig in Skyfall. All movies $5. 742-2000.
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. Aug. 11: In the House. Sept. 8: Much Ado About Nothing. Special documentary presentation: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga. 742-2000. Maconfilmguild.org. $5.
Moonlight Miles 5K Run
9 p.m. Saturday. Registration and packet pick-up will begin at 7 p.m. at Luther Williams Field at Central City Park and will end at 8:30 p.m. Runners should plan to arrive by 7 p.m. for efficient transport to Tattnall Square Park, where the race starts. The last trolley leaves at 8:30 p.m. Live entertainment. Bring a light. www.braggjam.org. Entry fees: $25; $10 ages 17 and younger.
Girls Night Out: Bunco for the Brain
7 p.m. Saturday, Summers Landing of Warner Robins, 600 S. Kimberly Road, Warner Robins. Hosted by Summers Landing, Elberta Health Care and Peachbelt Health & Rehab. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimers Association of Central Georgia. 328-3800, extension 24. $20 each, $75 table for four.
MCCG Auxiliary Jewelry & Accessories Fundraisier
9 p.m. Aug. 20-3 p.m. Aug. 22, West Tower Lobby, The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Hemlock Street. Sale support the auxiliarys special initiatives that further enhance the hospital patient experience such as technology upgrades, department renovations and scholarship programs. Rings, necklaces, bracelets, chains, scarves, bags and many other items will be available. Public welcome. Every item is $5. www.masqueradefundraising.com.
Leah Price Atkinson book signing
1-3 p.m. Saturday, Kemas Book Store, 109 Atlanta Road, Gray. Author Leah Price Atkinson will sign her newly published book, Just Another Run of the Mill Day. Free. www.justanotherrunofthemillday.tateauthor.com.
Coach Narleski Chip Malone Book Reading and Signing
2-4 p.m. July 27, the Lambs Well, 115 Margie Drive, Warner Robins. The local coach and author will read from, and sign copies of his book A Second Chance: A Heart Transplant Story. Refreshments will be served and a free gift given with the purchase of Malones book. 971-2677. Free.
Sidneys Salon Series
Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Refreshments at 5:30 p.m.; programs begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 13: Macon Writers Club; Aug. 29: author Charles Todd; Sept. 10: Macon Writers Group; Sept. 25: author Sena Jeter Naslund. Parking available at First Baptist Church, 511 High Place. Free for Historic Macon members; $5 nonmembers; $3 students. 743-3851. www.historicmacon.org.
Macon Writers Group
2-4 p.m. the last Saturday of each month, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Membership in the group is open and free, and writing of every sort is accepted. The only absolute criteria for membership are a love for the written word and a willingness to share your writing and to give constructive criticism and encouragement to other members of the group. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artifact Identification Day
Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Georgias Old Capital Museum, 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville. Robins Air Force Base on-site archaeologist Stephen Hammack, and other expert archaeologists from the Middle Georgia area will identify found objects such as rocks, Indian artifacts, pottery, farm implements, Civil War items and more. (478) 453-1803 or email email@example.com. www.oldcapitalmuseum.org. Free.
Picnic in the Park
3-11 p.m. Saturday, Central City Park, downtown Macon. The Savannah State University National Alumni Association along with the Macon-Metro Chapter of SSUNAA will host the annual event in conjunction with the Tom Joyner Foundation August 2013 school of the month kick-off fundraising campaign. Donations will be accepted for the foundation and scholarship fund. Kawunda Pryor-Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 461-4838. Free.
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Dam Walk: 10 a.m. Saturday, $5. Edible and Medical Plants of High Falls: 4 p.m. Saturday, $5. Twilight Night Paddle: 7 p.m. Saturday, $15 includes gear. Beat The Heat Nature Hike: 8 a.m. Sunday, $5. Waterfall Scenic Hike: 10 a.m. July 27, $4. Campfire Cooking 101: 2 p.m. July 27, $5. High Falls Historic Walk: 4 p.m. July 28 and 10 a.m. Aug. 3, $5. Midweek Nature Walk: 7 p.m. July 31, $5. A $5 parking fee also is required for all events. (478) 993-3053.
Georgia Kids STEM Day
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Century of Flight Hangar, Museum of Aviation, Russell Parkway at Ga. 247, Warner Robins. Hands-on activities with rockets, gliders and rovers, plus interaction with mentors from different career fields such as the military, law enforcement, teaching, engineering, nursing and firemen. $30 and includes lunch and activity supplies. Pre-registration is required by calling Valerie at (478) 222-7580 or emailing email@example.com.
Dog Daze of Summer in Mercer Village
4-6 p.m. Saturday, Mercer Village, Montpelier Avenue adjacent to Mercer University. Local animal organizations, giveaways, pup-friendly fun and games, food and drink specials and plenty of water bowls along the sidewalks and outdoor searing. Continues every Saturday through the summer. www.collegehillmacon.com.
Rampage Pro Wrestling
3 p.m. Sunday, Johnny Gs Fun Center, 815 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Champion Micah Taylor vs. Hit for Hire Bobby Moore with Miss Allie vs. AJ Steele. Blackout Murder One and Kory Chavis vs. American Mayhem Maniac Zac Edwards and Warrior Chris Jacobs. Mike Cruz vs. Kyle Matthews and more. $10 ringside; $8 adults; $5 kids. 329-8002.
7:30 p.m. July 27, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Superstars may include Seamus, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett, Big E. Langston, Fandango, Jack Swagger, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow and A.J. Lee. $18-$98. www.ticketmaster.com.
149th anniversary of the Civil War battles in Macon
10 a.m. July 27 and 2 p.m. July 28, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. A guided ranger walk shows where Civil War fighting took place on park property. Learn about the artillery positions during the battles and see the reconstructed earth works. Hold a Civil War musket and discover the weight the men had to carry around on a daily basis. Event suitable for all ages. Free. 752-8257.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Learn facts about our feathered friends. Raptor shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 477-3232.
Toddler Play Date
10:30 a.m.-noon, last Thursday of month, Georgia Childrens Museum, 382 Cherry St. Special craft, story and/or activity. For children 3 and younger. 755-9539. $3 per person.