The arts scene is like a box of chocolates this week, with something to satisfy any sweet tooth. With Cupids arrow famously focused on romantic love, why cant we also make this a day to show some love for the arts in our community?
Love, in this instance, means buying a ticket to an event, purchasing a piece of art from a local gallery (prices start at $5), downloading a song by a local artist, or making a donation -- large or small -- to an arts nonprofit whose work makes you love our community a little more. This kind of love lasts longer than flowers and it is far better for your figure than sweets.
Metaphors aside, the Tubman African American Museums annual Death By Chocolate fundraiser pairs elegant cuisine and decadent desserts with music and dance in an unforgettable event tonight at the City Auditorium. Saturday night, the Houston Arts Alliance hosts a similarly cocoa-centric concoction, Art of Chocolate, at the Perry Arts Center. With an art exhibit, live music, silent auction and chocolate dishes from several local chefs, its another foodie fundraiser for Valentines weekend.
The theater community is brimming with performances youll love. It is opening weekend for new productions of the political satire The Best Man at Theatre Macon, Steve Martins Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Mercer University Theatre and Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes at Warner Robins Little Theatre. It is the final weekend to catch the classic Our Town at Macon Little Theatre, Rabbit Hole at Middle Georgia State College, and A Bench in the Sun at Forsyths Backlot Players.
If you prefer big screen entertainment, head to the Douglass Theatre for Londons National Theatre broadcast of War Horse live this Sunday, or for the CollegeTown Film Series screening of Vera Drake on Thursday. Speaking of screenings, do you have your pass yet for the 2014 Macon Film Festival? Its only two weeks away!
Live music lovers may enjoy the Wesleyannes in concert with pianist Chenny Gann on Saturday at Little Carnegie of the South, and Celtic Woman at the City Auditorium on Thursday night.
If words make your heart beat a little faster, head to Sidneys Salon on Tuesday night when author Gary Younge will speak about his latest book, The Speech, about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.s I Have A Dream speech.
With so many offerings, whats not to love?
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