Arts Calendar

January 31, 2014 


National Theatre Live

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Live broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London. 3 p.m. Feb. 2: “Coriolanus.” 478-742-2000. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors.

“Soulshine”: Macon Civic Club Show

6:15 p.m. gala and 7:30 p.m. show Jan. 31; and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $20 for Feb. 1; $40 for Jan. 31, includes cocktail party. Proceeds benefit Middle Georgia charities. 478-301-5470.

“Our Town”

8 p.m. Feb. 7-8, 12-15; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Directed by Weldon Ledbetter. Box office hours: 1-6 p.m. Call 478-477-3342 or 478-471-PLAY. $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students (up to age 23).

“A Bench in the Sun”

8 p.m. Feb. 7-8, 14-15; 2 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16, Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Directed by Kim Ducheneau. The box office will be open Feb. 3-16, 4-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and two hours prior to show time on show days. 478-994-0443. $15 adults; $12 seniors, students and active military; group rates available.

“Charlotte’s Web”

9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10-11, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $5-$7. 478-301-5470.

Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man”

8 p.m. Feb. 14-15, 21-22; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-20, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Directed by Jim Crisp. Call 478-746-9485 for reservations beginning Feb. 10 or purchase tickets at $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 students through age 22.

“Unnecessary Farce”

7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-22 and 28, March 1 and 7-8; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2, Perry Players, 909 Main St., Perry. Written by Paul Slade Smith; directed by Don Boyd. 478-987-5354. $15 adults; $12 senior, military, student or child.

“Man of LaMancha”

7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Part of the Broadway Series. $40-$46. 478-301-5470.

The 2013-2014 Broadway Series

The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”: 7 p.m. March 12-13. “Ten Tenors on Broadway”: 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 29. 478-301-5470.


Choral Heritage Festival

Feb. 5-8, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Featuring Howard, Central and Southwest high school choruses with Paul Kwami, guest clinician. 478-742-2000.

Pianist Steven Lin

7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Burden Parlor, Wesleyan College. Presented by the Macon Concert Association. $25 adults; $15 students. Seating is limited. 478-301-5470.

Mad About Chamber Winds II

7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. A performance by Mercer’s Chamber Wind Ensembles; conducted by Douglas Hill. 478-301-5751 or Free.

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. 12:55 p.m. Feb. 8: “Rusalka”; noon March 1: “Prince Igor”; 12:55 p.m. March 15: “Werther”; 12:55 p.m. April 5: “La Boheme”; 12:55 p.m. April 26: “Cosi Fan Tutte”; 12:55 p.m. May 10: “La Cenerentola.” 478-742-2000. $24 adults, $20 seniors.

Fisk Jubilee Singers

7 p.m. Feb. 8, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Performing a cappella renditions of Negro spirituals. Also featuring the All-Douglass Heritage Choir. 478-742-2000. $15-$25.

Sing Brother! Sing Sister!

3 p.m. Feb. 9, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Annual recital of Negro spirituals. Also, “The Heavens Declare the Glory” opening reception for the art exhibition by Claude Clark. 478-742-2000. Free.

Harpist Calista Ann Koch

3 p.m. Feb. 9, First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Presented by the Warner Robins Community Concert Association. Tickets are available at the door. $15 adults, all students free.

Faculty Artist Recital

7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Featuring Richard Kosowski, tenor, and Carol Goff, piano. 478-301-5751 or Free.

Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, First Presbyterian Day School, 5671 Calvin Drive. Performances by the full orchestra, string orchestra, and select chamber ensembles. Free. 478-301-5502.


8 p.m. Feb. 15, Little Carnegie of the South, 1954 Forsyth St. Featuring Nadine Cheek, soprano, and Chenny Gann, piano. Ceramic and print exhibition in the gallery by students from Wesleyan College. Parking is located at 1910 Forsyth St. Shuttle service provided. $35 adults; $30 seniors; $25 students; $10 Wesleyan students. For reservations, call Louise Barfield at 478-256-3388.

Mercer University Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Featuring conductor Ward Stare. 478-301-5751 or Free.

Third Thursday Organ Interludes

Noon, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. Feb. 20: Mac Fogle. March 17-21: Cherry Blossom Series, Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. April 17: Music for Holy Thursday, Laura Endres, soprano, and Kimberly Dykes, soprano. May 15: Gerald Carper. The 30-minute concerts are followed by an optional lunch in the church Social Hall. 478-745-1631. All concerts are free, but donations to the Family Advancement Ministry are welcomed. Lunch is $5 per person.

Mercer University Jazz Ensemble

7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. The performance will be directed by Monty Cole. 478-301-5751 or Free.

“The Color of Sound”

4 p.m. Feb. 23, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Featuring Candace Keach, flute, and Gordon Porth, piano. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. 478-745-3331. Free.

Student Chamber Ensemble

7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. 478-301-5751 or Free.

Cello in the Spotlight

7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Cellist Richard Aaron and distinguished faculty artist Julie Albers take the spotlight for a program that showcases the cello, in concert with Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; and Rebecca Albers, viola. Presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings as part of the Fabian Concert Series. 478-301-5751 or $12 for adults and free for students and with a Mercer ID.

Mandy Spivak, soprano

7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Also featuring Carol Goff, piano. 478-301-5751 or Free.

Master Class with Mandy Spivak, soprano

10 a.m. Feb. 28, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Spivak, lecturer of voice at West Virginia University, coaches vocalists in opera and concert technique. 478-301-5751 or Free.

Macon Pops

All concerts at the City Auditorium, 415 First St. 7:30 p.m. March 1: country music-inspired show featuring special guest JoDee Messina.Tables will be available on the floor at a variety of prices; balcony seats will be $17 each. Purchase tickets online at or by calling 800-653-8000.

The Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra

7:30 p.m. March 7, Allen’s Market, 101 W. McIntosh St., Milledgeville. Tickets can be purchased at the Marlor House, 201 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or at $10.

Kickin’ Brass: The Mercer Faculty Brass Quintet

7:30 p.m. March 17, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Featuring Jonathan Swygert, trumpet; Douglas Hill, trumpet; Jay Hanselman, horn; Tom Gibson, trombone; and Eric Bubacz, tuba. 478-301-5751 or Free.

Edwin Bingham, saxophone

7:30 p.m. March 18, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Edwin Bingham brings his bel canto saxophone stylings to Mercer in this concert, assisted by Townsend faculty artist Carol Goff, piano. 478-301-5751 or Free.

Violinist Sarah Geller

7:30 p.m. March 20, Wesleyan College, Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building, 4760 Forsyth Road. Presented by the Macon Concert Association. Seating is limited. -478-301-5470. Grand Opera House box office hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.$80 season tickets; $40 students; $25 individual concert adult, $15 student.


Lois Harvey exhibition

Through Jan. 31, Peacock Gallery, Russell Hall, Middle Georgia State College’s Cochran campus. An exhibition of the ceramic sculptor’s work. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Free.

Mid-Winter Art Show

6-9 p.m. Jan. 31, Pure Salon, 3395 Arkwright Road. Featuring more than 20 artists from all over Georgia. Hors d’oeuvres and spirits. Free. 478-538-8453.

“Capturing the Dream King”

Through Jan. 31, the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Featuring the work of Monica Stevens. 478-743-6940. Free admission.

“Flowers in the Sun”

Through Feb. 14, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Exhibition featuring the work of Middle Georgia artists. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. 478-744-9557, or Free.

“Turn, Turn”

Through Feb. 21, Marlor Arts Center, 201 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville. A collaboration of works by painter Eric O’Dell and potter Roger Jamison. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. 478-452-3950. Free admission.

“Frances de la Rosa: Abstract Landscape Paintings”

Through March 6, McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. 478-757-5189. Free.

“Catherine Liles: A Retrospective Art Exhibition”

Through March 7, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Exhibition of the work of Catherine Liles. Free. 478-757-5189.

“Scott Belville: Recent Paintings” Opening Reception

6-7:30 p.m. March 20, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Exhibition on display through May 23. 478-757-5189. Free.

“Lost Mural of Ellis Island”

Through March 23, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. The exhibit is a replica of a 1938 mural that once was installed in the Ellis Island immigrants’ dining hall. 478-477-3232. Free with museum admission of $5-$10.

“Quilts, Textiles & Fibers”

Through May 18, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. A three-gallery exhibition contrasting the traditional art of quilt making with modern textiles and fiber arts. Dozens of traditional geometric quilts, alongside the folk art story-telling quilts of Wini McQueen, will be on display. The exhibition will also feature the free motion embroidery textile work of UGA assistant professor Jennifer Crenshaw, plus a large-scale contemporary installation by nationally recognized fiber artist Judy Bales using fibers and textiles from YKK. 478-477-3232.

“Historical Perspectives: A New Deal”

Through May 23, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Artwork created for the U.S. by American artists through the Federal Arts project during the 1930s, 25 paintings on loan from Brenau University. 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free.

“Harriet Tubman: A Moses to Her People”

Ongoing, Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut St. The exhibition uses historic photographs, documents and works of art from the museum’s collection to tell Tubman’s story. 478-743-8544. Free for members, $5-$8 for general public.


“The All Night Strut”

7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-10, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. An evening filled with jazz, blues, bebop and standards. Directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss. Bring sheet music of a song of your choice and be prepared to sing 16 bars. Production dates: March 21-30.

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. 478-390-4248.


Call for Artists: Winter Arts Festival

Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. The exhibit is open to all Middle Georgia artists 18 or older and out of high school. The exhibit will run Feb. 21-March 15. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Feb. 18. Prospectus and entry forms are available at or at the gallery. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. 478-744-9557 or

13th annual Art History Forum

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 28, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. 11 a.m. Plenary lecture: William Eiland, executive director of the Georgia Museum of Art. Sponsored by the Georgia Undergraduate Art History Consortium. 478-757-5189.

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

Sweet Georgia Sound Show Chorus

7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Peter Claver School, 133 Ward St. Singing lesson and first month of membership is free. 478-335-3010.

Mercer University Pipes and Drums

6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, lessons and rehearsal, Human Resources Building, Mercer University campus. No musical experience required. Free pipe, drum lessons for pipe band students and members. Email

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.

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