Out & About Calendar

February 7, 2014 


Valentine’s Day Music Fest

8 p.m. Feb. 14, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Featuring Keith Sweat, Sir Charles, Lenny Williams, Case and Comedian Griff. $41-$71. www.ticketmaster.com.

Victorian Valentine Tea

2-4 p.m. Feb. 15, Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Three-course tea. RSVP by Feb. 7. 478-742-8155. www.hayhousemacon.org. $20.


Winter Wonderfest

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 8 and noon-5 p.m. Feb. 9, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Ride the snow slide, play in the bounce house or do other childrens activities. Craft show, s’mores making, cookie decorating; plus a 5K run, Zumba, chili cookoff and a presentation by Mark Ballard. $10 armband for activities. www.museumofaviation.org/wonderfest.php.

9th annual Macon Film Festival

Feb. 27-March 2, downtown Macon. For more information on tickets, guests and a schedule of film showings, visit www.maconfilmfestival.com.

Reel Macon Film Festival

Feb. 27-March 2, Shadows Interactive Dinner Theatre, 438 Second St. Films from Middle Georgia film makers, plus music, food and more. $7 for one-day entry; $20 for all four days. 478-737-3806.


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 fall.line.farmers.market@gmail.com.

State Farmers Market

8 a.m.-dark daily, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round.

Mulberry Street Market

3:30-6:30 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.


Becky Hataway and the Pineridge Boys, with Aubrey Ray

1 p.m. Feb. 9, Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church, 10157 U.S. 341, Fort Valley. Concert will immediately follow morning service and a Valentine’s luncheon. If able, please bring a salad or vegetable. 478-397-6568.

Warner Robins Aglow International

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Christ Chapel, 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. Men invited. Speakers: Pastor Don and the Rev. Connie Ferrell.

“When the Sin Hits the Fan”

2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 22, Miracle Temple Holiness Church, 4651 Ayers Road. Directed by Tomeka Tiller. Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com.


Walnut Street Dixie, Racing & Marching Society Jazz Band

8 p.m. Feb. 7, Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Cash bar. 478-957-7728 or TheLibraryBallroom@gmail.com. $5.

“The Return:” Remembering 50 Years with the Beatles

7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Hawkinsville Opera House, 42 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. 478-783-1884. www.hawkinsvilleoperahouse.com. $25.

Teen Open Mic Night

6-10 p.m. Feb. 7, SoChi Gallery, 534 Second St. Sing with a DJ or bring your own guitar or music file. Ages 12-18. On-site security; parents welcome. Pre-registration encouraged; email sochitalent@gmail.com. $5 per person.

Art Garfunkel

8 p.m. Feb. 8, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Tickets are available by phone, 478-301-5470, in person weekdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or online www.thegrandmacon.com. $52-$62.

Honky Tonk Heroes Tour

6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Telfair Center for the Arts, 903 W. College St., McRae. Features the music of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard by Dave Bullard and Friends with guest Randy Newton. Tickets available at www.tcfta.com. 229-868-7114. $10 advance, $15 at door.

The Stoop Down Jam: A Tribute to Chick Willis

Feb. 9, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. 2 p.m. VIP catfish brunch and panel discussion, 4 p.m. opening musical performances; 9 p.m. music by Mudcat, Sammy Blue and Harvey Scales. $20 general admission; $30 VIP admission, includes lunch and discussion. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Travis Tritt

8 p.m. Feb. 13, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $45-$85. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Phil Daniels

11 p.m. Feb. 14, Midtown Key Club, 435 Third St. Entertainment provided by AJ The DJ and comedian Swan. www.mrphildaniels.com. 478-743-1004.

Roland Everett Fall and the Lightword Band

7-10 p.m. Feb. 14, Taste and See Coffee Shop and Gallery, 546 Poplar St. www.tasteandseecoffee.com. 8-10 p.m. Feb. 21, the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. www.the567.org. No admission charge; donations accepted.

Sonny Spoon Listening Party

6-9 p.m. Feb. 20, Macon Marriott City Center, 240 Coliseum Drive. Featuring Sonny Spoon’s new album, “Back To Work.” Free food, live entertainment provided by AJ the DJ and a cash bar. Stella Boi Entertainment, 478-262-5918.

Celtic Woman: The Emerald Tour

Feb. 20, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Celebrating Ireland’s heritage through music. $33-$102. www.ticketmaster.com.

An Evening with R. Cornelius Spencer

7 p.m. Feb. 21, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cornelius Spencer presents an intimate evening performance of solo works ranging from classical to jazz to timeless Sunday morning hymns. $20. 478-742-2000.

Guy Davis

7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Blues musician. Featuring Fabrizio Poggi. $15. 478-742-2000.


19th annual Father and Daughter Dance

7-9 p.m. Feb. 7, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Members: $30 father and one daughter, $40 father and two or more daughters; nonmembers: $40 father and one daughter, $45 father and two daughters. Advance registration required by calling 478-477-3232.


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.

Ole Clinton Opry

5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 215 Old Ga. 18, Gray. This week: 5:15 p.m. Tommy and Friends, 7 p.m. Mark and Scarltt Cartwright Show, 8:45 p.m. Southern Nites Band. 478-825-4118 or www.clintonopry.com. Free; donations accepted.

Powersville Opry

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. Paul Brown Band, 7:30 p.m. Still Cruisin Band. Also open 6 p.m. Monday, House Band practice, 7 p.m. open stage, and 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. Jam House, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton & Wanell Collins & Phoenix Band. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.


CollegeTown Film Series

Douglass Theater, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Featuring movies that center on the theme of “bad girls.” 7 p.m. Feb. 13: “Tank Girl”; faculty lecturer is Craig Coleman, Mercer University. 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20: “Vera Drake”; faculty lecturer is Karen Huber, Wesleyan College. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of each screening; at Middle Georgia State College, Student Life Office, 478-471-2710; Mercer University, Office of Campus Life, 478-301-2868; Wesleyan College, Student Activities Office, 478-757-5257; or Douglass Theater, 478-742-2000. $5, includes a snack pass; free for students with valid ID cards.

Macon Film Guild

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9: “The Broken Circle Breakdown.” March 9: “On the Job.” 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.

“The Loving Story”

6:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Taylor Amphitheatre, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Join Wesleyan professor of English Matt Martin for a discussion after the documentary about the Supreme Court case that overturned laws against interracial marriage. mmartin@wesleyancollege.edu.


7 p.m. Feb. 10, Math Auditorium, Middle Georgia State College’s Macon campus. Dee Lindsey, dee.lindsey@mga.edu. Free.

Senior Cinema: “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

2 p.m. Feb. 12, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free for senior citizens. 478-742-2000.


5:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Student Center, Middle Georgia State College’s Dublin campus. Dee Lindsey, dee.lindsey@mga.edu. Free.


Tea and Tunes: A Heart for the Homeless

3-5 p.m. Feb. 8, Christ Church, 582 Walnut St. Afternoon tea, door prizes, music by soprano Martha Malone and students from Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music. Benefits Loaves and Fishes Ministry. $20. 478-745-0427.

Brothers and Sisters Jam

8 p.m. Feb. 15, the Crazy Bull, 473 Second St. Live and silent auctions and concert. Benefits the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House. 478-741-5551, extension 1. $50 individual tickets, $300-$750 tables.

The Cotton Ball

7 p.m. Feb. 17, the Blacksmith Shop, 655 Poplar St. Casual to cocktail: bow ties, boots and pearls. Music by Big Mike and the Booty Papas, cocktails, auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Hosted by Macon Volunteer Clinic. www.maconvolunteerclinic.com. $40.

Mardi Gras Party

7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 21, St. Peter Claver’s Katherine Drexel Center, 131 Ward St. Costumes welcome, family fun, food and dancing. Beads will be given at the door. 478-745-1970. $5.


Southern Poet Andrew Hudgins

4 p.m. Feb. 7, Ryals 206, Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Ave. The author will read from his new memoir, “The Joker.” Gordon Johnston, 478-301-2588 or johnston_gg@mercer.edu. Free.

Book Signing

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 8, Kema’s Hobby, 109 Atlanta Road, Gray. Authors in attendance include Darryl Bollinger, Otis Scarbary and John Carter. Free. 478-986-5362.

Secrets to Living Beautifully

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 8, Mabel White Baptist Church, 1415 Bass Road. Presented by Coliseum Health Systems. Featuring Dona Caine Francis, Dr. Daniel Haithcock, Dr. Wayne Kelley and Dr. Victoria Shirley. Reservations required by calling 478-746-4646. $10, includes lunch and a gift.

Marriage Workshop: “Making Love Grow”

Noon-3 p.m. Feb. 8, the Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Warner Robins. Deadline to register: Feb. 5. 478-953-7246. www.therainchurch.com. $5.

“Railroads Across America: Searching 1800s Railroad History and Migration Patterns”

7 p.m. Feb. 10, Flint Energies Building Conference Room, 900 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. Central Georgia Genealogical Society meeting. Guests welcome. 478-987-7260. www.cggs.org.

Houston-Peach AAUW Meeting

6:30 p.m. refreshments and networking; 7 p.m. program, Feb. 11, Trinity United Methodist Church, Room 104, 129 S. Houston Road, Warner Robins. Featuring Jessi Anderson, one of 100 STAR Discovery Educators, discussing her experience and new technology and web-based tools in the classroom. Guests are welcome. 478-955-0705.

Jim Grimsley

7 p.m. Feb. 12, Mercer University Medical School Auditorium, 1300 Edgewood Ave. The novelist will give a presentation from his memoir-in-progress “Good White People.” 478-301-2588.

Jon Goode

Noon Feb. 13, Math Auditorium, Middle Georgia State College’s Macon campus; 7 p.m. Feb. 13, Walker Auditorium on the Warner Robins campus; 7 p.m. Feb. 17, Student Activity Center on the Cochran campus. Poet and spoken word artist. Dee Lindsey, dee.lindsey@mga.edu. Free.

High School Speech Competition

6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Peyton Anderson Auditorium, Mercer University. Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Macon with the theme, “Engage Rotary: Change Lives.” Public is invited to come hear the speeches. Free. 478-752-4278.

Sidney’s Salon: Author Gary Younge

5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. reading, Feb. 18, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Younge presents “The Speech,” followed by a book signing. www.historicmacon.org. 478-742-5084. Free for Historic Macon members, $5 non-members, $3 students.

Esme Raji Codell

11:15 a.m. Feb. 20, Taylor Amphitheatre, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Esme Raji Codell is a noted author of children’s and adult books and an experienced teacher who connects with young women readers. Free.

Caregiver Workshop

2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Summer’s Landing, 600 S. Kimberly Road, Warner Robins. For reservations, call 478-328-3800, extension 24. Free.

Brig. General Cedric D. George

3 p.m. Feb. 26, City of Eastman Room, Middle Georgia State College’s Eastman campus. Dee Lindsey, dee.lindsey@mga.edu. Free.


Ice Skating

Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Feb. 23: 12:30-3 p.m., 4-6:30 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m.; Feb. 17 and 21: 5-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-11 p.m.; Feb. 18 and 22: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-11 p.m.; Feb. 19: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. $10 per person; $8 per person for matinee sessions, which are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $6 for military during matinee sessions. Admission includes skates. Free to watch. www.maconcentreplex.com.

High Falls State Park

76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Couples Twilight Night Hike: 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 14. Enjoy a romantic night under the full moon light with a stroll to the falls; $5. High Falls Historic Walk: 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Join a naturalist on this half-mile walk and learn about the history of High Falls; $5. On the Trail to Great Writing: 10-11:30 a.m. March 22. Local author Anne B. Jones tells how journaling can improve your life. $10. All events meet at the park office. An additional $5 per car parking fee also is required for all events. 478-993-3053.

2014 Great Outdoors Show

1-7 p.m. Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 9, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Hosted by the Georgia Wildlife Federation. $8; $5 seniors and children; free for kids age 5 and younger. www.gwf.org.

American Sewing Guild

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 8, Ingleside United Methodist Church, 3187 Ridge Ave. Sew for premature babies. Anyone interested in sewing is welcome. 478-474-0986. Free.

Fort Hawkins Georgia Day Observance

2 p.m. Feb. 12, Fort Hawkins Historic Site, Emery Highway. Observing Georgia’s birthday and colonial past. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com. Free.

Georgia National Rodeo

7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-22, Reaves Arena, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Feb. 20: $9-$20; Feb. 21-22: $15-$23. 478-987-3247.

“A Walk in Oaky Woods”

9 a.m. Feb. 22, meet at check station, Oaky Woods WMA, Houston County. One-mile hike led by John Trussell. Learn about local archaeology, wood lore and champion trees. Email John@trussell.org to register or call 478-953-9320. Free.

Black History Month “Soul Train”

3 p.m. Feb. 23, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by Kali Dance Studio for the Arts. $15. 478-742-2000.

Ocmulgee National Monument

Guided Earth Lodge tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Glow in the Park: 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 15. One-mile night walk in the park with glow sticks from the visitors center to the Great Temple Mound. All events free. 478-752-8257.


“Night at the Museum”

6-8 p.m. Feb. 7-8, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. A family evening of living history, mixing American history with aviation and science. Drawing for summer camp gift certificates will be held throughout the night. Concessions available. Proceeds support education programs at the museum. $8 per person. www.museumofaviation.org. 478-926-6870.

Mammal Mayhem

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 15, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Meet the newest members of the museum’s mammal family, quiz mammal experts, play games, create art and enjoy tastings at the Road Side Café. $5-$10. www.masmacon.org. 478-477-3232.

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