5 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, downtown Macon. Macons annual music festival features 56 bands spread over 15 stages in Macon. $20 early bird tickets; $25 days of. 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. the second and fourth Saturday of every month beginning in August, 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. 478-757-5233. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 478-988-2757.
Pastor Donnie McClurkin
7 p.m. Friday, 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. Friday, 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. 478-953-9388. www.southsidefamily.com.
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Calvary Baptist Church, 5046 Fulton Mill Road. Also appearing: Jonathan Fisher. 11 a.m. Sunday, Pine Forest Baptist Church, 1848 Tucker Road. Call 478-918-7800 for information about either event. Donations accepted.
Mount Salem Youth Choir
5 p.m. Sunday, Mount Salem Baptist Church, 157 Cleveland St., Gray. Celebrating 35 years and honoring the legacy of the Rev. Joe L. Hill. 478-960-3399.
One Voice Quartet
10:30 a.m. Aug. 4, Lighthouse Community Church, corner of Boyscout and Jordan roads, Byron. 478-781-6147.
6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A Christian youth/young adult center. 4917-A Mercer University Drive. 478-390-4013. $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.
Jazz in The Courtyard: Kim Polote
7 p.m. Sunday, 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. 478-742-2000.
7 p.m. Saturday, 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.
6-10 p.m. Aug. 2, SoChi Gallery, 534 Second St. Teen night with performances by local teens. Security will be present. 478-238-6630.
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.
Elvis Remembered by Todd Allen Herendeen
7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Hawkinsville Opera House, 42 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. 478-783-1884. www.hawkinsvilleoperahouse.com. $25.
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. 478-742-2000.
Paul McCartney and Wings Rockshow
7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Ritz Theatre, 114 S. Church St., Thomaston. Complete full-length concert restored from original 35mm film with re-mastered sound. 706-647-5372. $10.
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. 478-742-2000.
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.
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. the first and third Thursday of every month, Markels SaLounge, 206 E. Gaines St., Dublin. Open mic night for poets hosted by Lisa Bryant. 478-290-5938. $5.
8-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 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. 478-742-9367.
Macon Shag Club
6:45 p.m. shag lessons, 7:30 p.m. dancing, Thursday, Holiday Inn, 3953 River Place Drive. 478-960-3450. Free.
8 p.m. Friday, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9, 4493 Houston Ave. Featuring the Dixie Pride Band. 478-784-1454. Public welcome. $7.
9 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Band: Winchester. 478-218-5815. $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. 478-757-2912. 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. 478-935-8364. Free.
North Macon Square Dancers Dance
6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 815 N. Macon Park Drive. 478-471-1560.
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. 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 478-335-3895 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. Tommy and Friends, 7 p.m. Charles Oliver and Friends, 8:45 p.m. Still Crusin. 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. Jewel and Ed Night Show, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanelle Collins with Phoenix Band. 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. Mark Hall and Filmore House Band; 9 p.m. Magnum Country. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.
Summer Kids Flicks at AmStar
All movies at AmStar Cinemas 16, 5996 Zebulon Road. 10 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday: Ice Age: Continental Drift. $3.50 includes a free box of popcorn and kids soda. 478-474-3484.
50 Years of Bond Movie Series
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Thursday: 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. 478-742-2000.
9 p.m. Aug. 2, Luther Williams Field, Central City Park, downtown Macon. Outside food and drink is allowed. Picnic baskets and blankets are encouraged. No high backed chairs or dogs. Hosted by Macon Bibb County Parks and Recreation. Free.
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. 478-742-2000. Maconfilmguild.org. $5.
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Glow for Kids Sake 5k Night Run
Sept. 13, Central Georgia Technical College. Receive a glow in the dark T-shirt with registration and collect a glow bracelet at every station on the course. www.glowrun5k.kintera.org or 478-745-3984, extension 114.
Coach Narleski Chip Malone Book Reading and Signing
2-4 p.m. Saturday, 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. 478-971-2677. 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. 478-743-3851. www.historicmacon.org.
Miss Warner Robins Scholarship Pageant and Miss Warner Robins Outstanding Teen Pageant
Saturday, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, 700 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Marcy Waugh, email@example.com or 478-714-7268. www.misswarnerrobins.org.
Miss Peach Blossom Pageant
Aug. 17, Pulaski County Board of Education auditorium, 72 Warren St., Hawkinsville. Deadline to enter is Aug. 10. Open to ages 0-24. firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-923-3846.
National Barrel Horse Association Youth World Championships
8 a.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Reaves Arena, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Contestants from 35 U.S. states and eight foreign countries. The public is welcome to watch daily races and other related events. $10 per person per day; $40 for an armband good for the entire show; free for children 5 and younger. Free parking.
High Falls State Park
76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Waterfall Scenic Hike: 10 a.m. Saturday, $4. Campfire Cooking 101: 2 p.m. Saturday, $5. High Falls Historic Walk: 4 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Aug. 3, $5. Midweek Nature Walk: 7 p.m. Wednesday, $5. A $5 parking fee also is required for all events. 478-993-3053.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, 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. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, 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. 478-752-8257.
Back to School Blast
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 10, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. Co-sponsored by Freedom Park and Helping Hands Community Outreach. Health screenings, seminars, door prizes, free school supplies and clothing. 478-751-9248 or 478-743-2587.
Indian Artifact Identification Day
Noon-4 p.m. Aug. 10, Pulaski County Annex Auditorium, 45 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. Hawkinsville Classic Main Street partners with the Ocmulgee Archeological Society to host Indian Artifact Identification Day. (478-783-9294. www.bhthawkinsville.org.
Bibb County Master Naturalist Program
Orientation Aug. 29; classes 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every Thursday from Sept. 5-Oct. 24, culminating with an overnight stay at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center on Oct. 24. Topics include forestry, water, wildlife, waste, minerals and volunteerism. The $295 fee, which can be paid in two installments, covers class materials, entrance fees, several meals and a private room for the overnight stay. Registration deadline is Aug. 16. For registration information, visit www.bibbcountymasternaturalist.shutterfly.com or call the Bibb County Extension Office at 478-751-6338.
1-7 p.m. Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 17 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Hosted by the Georgia Wildlife Federation. $8 adults, $5 seniors age 65 and older and kids ages 6-12; free for kids 5 and younger with a paying adult. www.gwf.org.
L.E.A.P. Back to School Bash
6-9 p.m. Aug. 23, Fort Valley Festival Park, corner of Railroad and Preston streets, Fort Valley. Hosted by the I Think I Am Foundation and the city of Fort Valley in support of the Peach County School System. Free school supplies, food and entertainment. To donate or for more information, contact Deanna Moore, 478-714-1040, or Martha McAfee, 478-825-8261.
Ocmulgee National Monument
Guided Earth Lodge tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. All events free unless otherwise noted. Other events: Childrens Crafts: 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Childrens Pottery: 3 p.m. Aug. 4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 and 31. 478-752-8257.
Rock Candy Tours
Rock n Roll Stroll, a 2.5 hour guided walk happens at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. Departs from Washington Park, corner of College Street and Washington Avenue. $15 per person. Free Birds and Night Owls, a 1.5 hour guided stroll, happens at 9 p.m. Friday at the Rookery, 543 Cherry St. $10 per person. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a bottle of water are recommended. Reservations required. Call 478-955-5997 and leave your name, phone number and desired tour date. Group discounts are available. Private tours also are available. email@example.com.
Amerson River Park
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday 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.