Out & About Calendar

February 21, 2014 


Comedian Bill Cosby will perform May 11 at the City Auditorium.



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.

Design, Wine & Dine Festival: Celebrating the Artistry of Décor, Cuisine, Wine and Spirits

March 7-8, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St. An exhibition of in-depth conversations and demonstrations from decorative and culinary arts experts presented by the Historic Macon Foundation. A session schedule and tickets are available at www.historicmacon.org. $10 per session.

Forsythia Festival

10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 8 and noon-5 p.m. March 9, downtown Forsyth. Arts and crafts vendors, food, entertainment, kids’ corner with games and activities. Free admission. www.fosythiafestival.com.

Cherry Blossom Festival

March 21-30, downtown Macon. For a list of all events and activities, visit www.cherryblossom.com.

St. Patrick’s Arts and Crafts Festival

9 a.m-6 p.m. March 22, Bicentennial Plaza and Market on Madison, Dublin. Live entertainment and music; concessions available. www.dublinstpatricks.com.

Festival of Camellias

Through March, Massee Lane Gardens, 100 Massee Lane, Fort Valley. Workshops, tours, luncheons and a fashion show. Guests may tour the gardens, porcelain galleries and greenhouse, and attend workshops for the cost of garden admission. For a full schedule of events, visit www.americancamellias.org. 877-422-6355. $5 adults, $4 seniors, free for children under 12 and American Camellia Society Members.

Perry Dogwood Festival

10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 12; noon-5 p.m. April 13, Perry. Arts and crafts show, an official DockDog competition, hot air balloon rally, entertainment by the Swingin’ Medallions, pageants, dog shows, Art in the Armory, kick-off party, 5k and one-mile fun run, flapjack fundraiser, Rotary Club fishing tournament, Echoes of Evergreen, Go Fish kids fishing derby, artisan demonstrations and ventriloquist Cliff Patton. Arts and crafts vendor applications now being accepted; email bonnie@perrygachamber.com or call 478-987-1234. www.perrydogwoodfestival.com.


Wesleyan Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Saturday of every month, 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. 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 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.

Calling All Marketplace Vendors

The sixth season of the Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers’ Market will open 4 p.m. April 21. Milledgeville Main Street has revised the application and guidelines, now available via Facebook and in the Main Street Office. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor can call Deana, 478-414-4014, or email dthornton@milledgevillega.us.


Down East Boys Concert

6 p.m. Feb. 22, Bethany Baptist Church, 365 PeaRidge Road, Bolingbroke. 478-974-0002. Donations accepted.

One Voice Quartet

6-8 p.m. Feb. 22, Byron Baptist Church gym, 100 W. White Road, Byron. Dinner fundraiser and cake auction for Yvonne Horton, who needs a double lung transplant. Jeannie Barfield, 478-956-4670. $15 filet mignon tickets; $10 chicken tickets.

“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.

Encounter Culture Praise Night

7-9 p.m. March 6, the Rain Church, 257 Gunn Road, Centerville. An evening of passionate worship as well as healing and prophetic ministry led by Bethel Atlanta and the School of Supernatural ministry. 754-761-9539. Free.


Roland Everett Fall and the Lightword Band

8-10 p.m. Feb. 21, the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. www.the567.org. No admission charge; donations accepted.

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.

Caroline Aiken

7-9 p.m. Feb. 26, Gallery 51, 51 W. Adams St., Forsyth. Listening Room Lounge, an intimate chilled-out setting, with Caroline Aiken in concert. BYOB. Limited seating. $22 in advance; $20 at the door. Get tickets online at www.gallery-51.com.

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.

Middle Georgia Talent Search

Hawkinsville Opera House, 42 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. Children’s division: 7 p.m. Feb. 28; adults’ division: 7 p.m. March 1. Registration forms available at 478-783-1884 or www.hawkinsvilleoperahouse.com.


7 p.m. March 11, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Tickets available at the Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster Outlets, 800-745­3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. $40-78.

Macon Kiwanis Art and Talent Showcase

7 p.m. March 15, Stratford Academy, 6010 Peake Road. Talented Bibb County high school students compete for scholarships in areas of art and talent. Free admission. www.cherryblossom.com.

Otis Redding Foundation: “Karla’s Kids”

6:30 p.m. March 16, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Youth performance of popular Otis Redding songs. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

St. Patrick’s Day Concert

7 p.m. March 17, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Celebrate the Irish heritage in everyone with performances by Mercer University’s pipes and drums along with a set of Irish favorites from the Middle Georgia Concert Band. $10. www.cherryblossom.com.

Women of Ireland

7:30 p.m. March 19, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. $35. www.thegrandmacon.com.

Jason Isbell

8 p.m. March 22, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With Cory Branan. $20. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Leon Russell

8 p.m. March 24, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy. $20. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Jars of Clay

8 p.m. March 25, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With Rictor. $25 general admission in advance; $30 general admission day of; $45 VIP admission. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Lee Roy Parnell

8 p.m. April 5, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With Adam Hood. $25 general admission; $38 table seating. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Brantley Gilbert

7:30 p.m. April 17, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Special guests Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay. $25-$37. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.

Benefit concert

9 p.m. April 18, Big Daddy’s House of Pool, 1705 Shurling Drive. Featuring Trey Teem and Matt Pippin with Kelly Ballard, Georgia’s female country artist of the year. Admission is $10 plus two canned goods. All food items donated to the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. 478-319-3115.

Jimmy Hall’s Birthday Bash

8 p.m. April 26, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Featuring Jimmy Hall and Friends and Lil Al’s Soul Funk Revival. $20 general admission in advance; $25 general admission day of; $35 VIP admission. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Bill Cosby: “Far From Finished”

7 p.m. May 11, City Auditorium, 415 First St. Tickets can be purchased at the Macon Coliseum Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. www.maconcentreplex.com. $32-$75.

Poetic Peace Open Mic Nights

7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Midtown Key Club, 435 Third St. Open mic for poets, musicians, singers, comedians, lyrical emcees and more. Hosted by Y-O with DJ Ron. 478-719-2054. $5.


Argentine Tango

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Holiday Inn, 3953 River Place Drive. Guided practica for beginners. 478-742-9367. Free.

Macon Shag Club

6:45 p.m. shag lessons, 7:30 p.m. dancing, Thursday, Holiday Inn Macon North, 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.


8:30 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 658, 4864 Harrison Road. Band: Winchester. Singles welcome. 478-474-3663. $7.

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 Thursday, 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 www.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: 5:15 p.m. Tommy and Friends, 7 p.m. StarDusters, 8:45 p.m. the Generals. 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. Filmore House Band with Mark Hall, 7:30 p.m. Ray Knighton and Wanelle Collins with Phoenix 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. Klassic Kountry, 9 p.m. Ramblin Fever. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. Free; donations accepted.


Macon Film Guild

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. March 9: “On the Job.” April 13: “Inside Llewyn Davis.” 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $5.


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.

The Art of Chocolate

7-11 p.m. Feb. 22, the Perry Arts Center, 1124 Macon Road, Perry. Featuring the Georgia Big Band, dancing, chocolate treats from local restaurants and caterers, cash bar and silent auction. Benefits the Perry Arts Center and the Houston Arts Alliance. 478-287-5262. $25; reserved tables also available seating six to eight people.

Old Book Sale

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 27-28; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 1; noon-5 p.m. March 2, Central City Park, downtown Macon. Hosted by the Friends of the Library and including more than 100,000 books at bargain prices. All books will be half price March 2. www.friendsofthelibrarymacon.com.

Macon MOPS Spring Consignment Sale

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 28; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 1, Hephzibah Children’s Home gym, 6601 Zebulon Road. Spring and summer clothing, bedding, room decor, maternity, toys, shoes, strollers, diaper bags, high chairs and more. Proceeds benefit Macon MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) and other Middle Georgia charities. www.maconmops.org.

Rummage Sale

8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 1, Mickey Fuller Lodge, 106 Gralan Drive, Byron. Clothing, toys, household goods and more. All proceeds benefit Heather’s Heroes, a named fund of the Jay’s Hope Foundation. www.jayshope.org.

Fairy Tale Ball

5-8 p.m. March 1, the Blacksmith Shop, 665 Poplar St. Evening of games, music, silent auction and princesses and princes. Benefits Rooms from the Heart. Tickets available at Warno Cam Paints, 2379 Ingleside Ave., and Yesterday’s Antique Market, 4821 Sheraton Drive. 478-954-9036. $35.

Undy 5000 5K Race

9 a.m. March 8, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. A family-friendly 5K run/walk created by the Colon Cancer Alliance. Participants are encouraged to wear “undies” over their outfits to bring attention to the area affected by colon cancer. $30 in advance; $40 day of. www.undy5000.org.

Run or Dye Macon

9 a.m. March 15, Middle Georgia Regional Airport, Avondale Mill Road. Run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-basted cornstarch dye every kilometer. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia and the Cherry Blossom Festival. $47. www.cherryblossom.com.


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.

Lamar Lecture Series: Will Allen, CEO, Growing Power

7 p.m. March 5, Taylor Amphitheatre, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. mmartin@wesleyancollege.edu.

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. Must have 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 trayers.shane@gmail.com.


Mid-South Forestry Prelims

All prelims at Walker Auditorium, Middle Georgia State College’s Cochran campus. March 1: Bleckley, Dodge and Laurens counties. Winners will advance to the 75th Georgia Forestry State Scholarship Pageant in Tifton in June. For applications, visit www.midsouthforestrypageants.tripod.com or email Victoria Lovett at victorias21roses@yahoo.com.

Miss Georgia Peach Scholarship Pageant

March 15, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley. Entry deadline is March 8. Only 15 accepted in each age group. Any Georgia girl age 4-23 is eligible. Optional talent competition in all groups except Tiny Miss. Queens serve as official ambassadors of the Georgia Peach Festival and are recognized by the Georgia Legislature and governor. www.missgeorgiapeach.org, 478-923-3846 or email missgapeachpageant@email.com.


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. 21: 5-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-11 p.m.; Feb. 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. $10 per person; $8 per person for matinee sessions, which are 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $6 for military during matinee sessions. Admission includes skates. Free to watch. www.maconcentreplex.com.

Georgia National Rodeo

7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-22, Reaves Arena, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. $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.

Think Pink Kickoff

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 1, Acme Paint and Decorating, 1979 Riverside Drive. Have your car painted by famous Macon blossom painter Peggy Whyte. Meet Petals, enjoy delicious food, fun and meet the Cherry Blossom Festival Royalty. www.cherryblossom.com.

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.

Monster Jam 2014

7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 1, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Starring monster trucks smashing through and crushing obstacles. $22-$32 adults; $12-$32 children. www.maconcentreplex.com.

Middle Georgia Comic Convention

9 a.m. March 15-16, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Operated by Heroes & Villains Comics and Games located in Warner Robins, MGA Con has a variety of events such as a dealer’s room, artist alley, workshops and a costume contest. $20-$35 adults; $15-$25 children. www.mgacon.com.

Beers, Brats & Brushstrokes Biergarten

6:30 p.m. March 20, the Blacksmith’s Shop, 665 Poplar St. Enjoy a sampling of grass-fed, local beef and pork bratwursts prepared alongside seasonal selections from Macon Beer Company. Traditional Bavarian music. Free admission, food and drink tickets available for purchase. www.cherryblossom.com.

High Falls State Park

76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. High Falls Historic Walk: 10 a.m. Saturdays March 8-29; take a one-mile hike and learn the history of High Falls; $5. Backyard Birding: 8:30 a.m. March 9; learn to identify common bird species during this educational hike; bring your own binoculars; $5. Full Moon Hike: 7 p.m. March 14; bring your flashlight for this hike to the falls under the full moon; $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. A $5 per car parking fee also is required. 478-993-3053.

Ocmulgee National Monument

Guided Earth Lodge tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Free. 478-752-8257.

Fort Hawkins Historic Site

Noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Maynard Street at Emery Highway. Explore the early American frontier fort, Blockhouse Replica and archeological dig site. Free. 478-742-3003. www.forthawkins.com.

Rock Candy Tours

Free Birds and Night Owls Tour: 9-10:30 p.m. Friday; the Rookery, 543 Cherry St. $10. Reservations required. Intown Rock ’n’ Roll Stroll, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the second Saturday of the month. $15. Reservations required. Call 478-955-5997 or email rockcandytours@gmail.com. for reservations or private tours.

Cannonball House

856 Mulberry St. Tours offered 10 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 478-745-5982. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors and military; $3 for students with college I.D.

Hay House

934 Georgia Ave. Tours offered 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Last tour at 3 p.m. each day. $11 adults; $10 seniors and military; $7 students; free for children under age 6 and members of the Georgia Trust. 478-742-8155.

Neel Reid Tours

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and by special appointment, Federated Garden Clubs of Macon Inc., 730 College St. Guided tours of historic 1910 Joseph Neel House designed by Georgia architect Neel Reid. 478-742-0921. www.fgcmacon.org. $5.

Yappy Hour

5-8 p.m. the third Thursday of every month, Macon Dog Park, Adams Street. Party with your four-legged best friend. Dog demonstrations, live music and giveaways. Beer and wine for sale. Free. www.collegehillmacon.com.

Lawn Mower Races

11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, across from Camping World, Byron. 478-956-3929.

Adult Card Night

6-7 p.m. Friday, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. A social event for adults who want to show off their skills. 478-751-9248.

Adult Volleyball

6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Freedom Park Community Center, 3301 Roff Ave. For skilled adults age 18 and older. 751-9248. Free

Pool Tournament

8 p.m. Friday, L&W Sports Bar, 4479 Pio Nono Ave. The tournament is 9 Ball with handicap rules. 478-254-4117. $15 tournament, no cover charge.

Rampage Pro Wrestling

2 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month, Johnny G’s, 815 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. 478-329-8002. www.rampageprowrestling.net. $8 adults, $5 kids, VIP seating available.

Wine Tasting

6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Tuesday: Six wines with light appetizers. $7. Thursday: Eight wines with appetizers. $10. 478-474-9595. www.winestyles.net/macon.

Craft Beer Tasting

6-8 p.m., the first and third Saturday of the month, WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Six craft beers with snacks. $7. 478-474-9595. www.winestyles.net/macon.


7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. bell time, the first, third and fifth Fridays of the month, 1361 Peach Parkway, Fort Valley. All-Star Wrestling Network. 478-397-5734. www.allstarwrestlingnetwork.com. $6.50 admission, discounts to military and students, children 6 and younger free.


58th annual Pet Show

2-4 p.m. April 27, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Children are invited to show off their family pets. Games, food and animal-related activities. $1 per person plus $1 per pet. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.org.

Mini-Zoo Tours

3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, plus extra tour at 1 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232.

Polar Bear Den

10:30 a.m. first Tuesday of month, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Story time plus crafts for ages 2-5. $5 per child; free for adults. www.masmacon.org or 478-477-3232.

Sky Over Macon

8 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Explore the constellations and planets visible from Middle Georgia, then see a live presentation in the Mark Smith Planetarium. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.org.

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