10 days calendar

March 21, 2014 

10 days calendar

Friday

March 21

Master Gardeners of Central Ga. Spring Plant Preview and Sale

8 a.m-5 p.m.

Macon State Farmer’s Market, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. MGCG offers a variety of Master Gardener grown plants, trees and shrubs. Free admission. www.cherryblossom.com.

Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony

11:30 a.m.

Coca-Cola Entertainment Stage, Central City Park. Celebrate the opening of the festival alongside international, state and local dignitaries. Free. ww.cherryblossom.com.

“Everybody Talkin’ Bout Heaven Sho’ Ain’t Goin’ ”

7:15 p.m.

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Gospel play written and directed by Venis Glover. $18. 478-742-2000.

“A Psalm to Sing”

7:30 p.m.

Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 719 Mulberry St. Performances by the Mercer University Women’s Choir and Children’s Choir, and church choirs of Mulberry Methodist and First Baptist. Free. 478-301-5751.

“All Night Strut”

8 p.m.

Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road, (see story on this page).

Saturday

March 22

Pink Pancake Breakfast

7-10 a.m.

Central City Park. Presented by the Macon-Bibb Fire Department. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. $5. www.cherryblossom.com.

St. Patrick’s Arts and Crafts Festival

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Bicentennial Plaza and Market on Madison, Dublin. Live entertainment, concessions and vendors. www.dublinstpatricks.com.

Coni and Mark Merritt

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. The Merritts, of Merritt Pottery, will display their work and talk about their trade. $3-$6 includes a tour of the Cannonball House. 478-745-5982.

Cherry Blossom Festival Bed Race

1 p.m.

Cherry Street. Watch teams race beds on wheels down the street to compete for the fastest time. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

Greatest Hits of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings

7:30 p.m.

Fickling Hall, Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Ave. Robert McDuffie gives back to his hometown in a concert featuring Amy Schwartz Moretti and the McDuffie Center for Strings Ensemble performing their favorite works. Free. 478-301-5751.

Jason Isbell

8 p.m.

Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. With Cory Branan. $20. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

“All Night Strut”

8 p.m.

Macon Little Theatre, (see story on this page).

Sunday

March 23

Dixie Disc Dogs Championships

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Central City Park. Watch premier Frisbee dogs from around the country compete for the championship title. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

“All Night Strut”

2:30 p.m.

Macon Little Theatre, (see story on this page).

“The Money Game”

3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Stage play staring Mel Jackson. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 478-320-0405.

Campus Divas

4 p.m.

Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Featuring Nadine Cheek, Rebecca Lanning and Martha Malone. Part of the Music and the Arts at Vineville series. Free. 478-745-3331.

William Fickling Sr. Birthday Bash featuring Matsuriza Taiko Drummers and Fireworks

5:30-9 p.m.

Central City Park. Celebrate Fickling’s birthday in style with traditional Japanese drummers at 5:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

“Everybody Talkin’ Bout Heaven Sho’ Ain’t Goin’ ”

7:15 p.m.

Douglass Theatre, (see Friday, March 21).

Monday

March 24

Leon Russell

7 p.m.

Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Hear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Leon Russell in concert. $25-$45. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.

Tuesday

March 25

Stories and More: Author’s Luncheon

11:30 a.m.

Idle Hour Country Club, 251 Idle Hour Drive. Lunch with renown authors Mary Kay Andrews, Nancy Brandon, Ed Grisamore and Martha Tate. $38 per person. www.cherryblossom.com.

Wednesday

March 26

Steeple Chase and Blossoms Tour

9 a.m.-noon

Central City Park (departure). Travel through historic Macon for exciting stops at six houses of worship. Learn the history and experience the beauty of each. Advance reservations recommended. $18. www.cherryblossom.com.

Thursday

March 27

Cherry Blossom Festival Fashion Show

11 a.m.

Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Mark Ballard will emcee the show featuring celebrity guest models, Cherry Blossom Festival royalty and more. Brunch by Edgar’s Bistro and pink champagne. Theme: “The Color Pink.” $40. www.cherryblossom.com.

Third Street Park Festivities

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Third Street Park, downtown Macon. Free ice cream and refreshments while supplies last. Live entertainment and carriage rides. Featured nation: Germany. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

“Otis Redding Tunes and More”

7 p.m.

Middle Georgia State College Professional Sciences banquet hall, Macon campus. Live music and refreshments. Come at 6 p.m. to hear speaker Scott Freeman, the author of books about Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers Band. Free.

Salute to our Troops Concert

7 p.m.

Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. A variety of music inspired by and honoring the members of the Armed Forces presented by the Georgia Military College band. $10; free with 2014 Cherry Blossom Festival pin. www.cherryblossom.com.

“All Night Strut”

8 p.m.

Macon Little Theatre, (see story on this page).

Friday

March 28

Third Street Park Festivities: Founder’s Day

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Third Street Park, downtown Macon. Free ice cream and refreshments while supplies last. Live entertainment and carriage rides. The events will honor the founders of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

Animal Show: Road Kill Live

Noon, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Central City Park. This live animal show presented by Snakes R Us features tortoises, possums and more. Hosted by Jason Clark with the Southeastern Reptile Rescue. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

Spring Spirit Stroll Tours

6 p.m.

Riverside Cemetery, 1301 Riverside Drive. Stroll back in time with a one-hour guided walking tour. Wear comfortable shoes. $10. www.cherryblossom.com.

Fantasia in Concert

8 p.m.

Macon City Auditorium, 415 First St. Hear the third place runner up on “American Idol” in concert. $57-$67. www.maconcentreplex.com.

“All Night Strut”

8 p.m.

Macon Little Theatre, (see story on this page).

Midnight Riders

8-11 p.m.

Coca-Cola Entertainment Stage, Central City Park. Allman Brothers Band tribute artist. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

Saturday

March 29

Pink Pancake Breakfast

7-10 a.m.

Central City Park, (see Saturday, March 22).

Mulberry Street Arts and Crafts Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mulberry Street, downtown Macon. Shopping with hundreds of arts and crafts vendors. Choose from a selection of gourmet food trucks for lunch. Free entry. www.cherryblossom.com.

“The Ten Tenors on Broadway”

2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Part of the Broadway Series. $35-$45. www.thegrandmacon.com.

All-American Lumberjack Show

3 p.m.

Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. The show features traditional lumberjack skills such as log rolling, plus log carving, axe throwing, hot saw racing and more. $12. www.cherryblossom.com.

Cherry Blossom Music Festival

5 p.m.

Various locations in downtown Macon. In pub-crawl style, a variety of venues host many performers. Hop from one to the other and enjoy hours of live music. $10 for one venue; $15 all access in advance; $20 all access day of. www.cherryblossom.com.

“All Night Strut”

8 p.m.

Macon Little Theatre, (see story on this page).

Sunday

March 30

Mulberry Street Arts and Crafts Festival

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mulberry Street, (see Saturday, March 29).

“All Night Strut”

2:30 p.m.

Macon Little Theatre, (see story on this page).

“War Horse”

3 p.m.

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Broadcast by the Olivier Theatre in London. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. 478-742-2000.

Party on the Green

5 p.m.

Wesleyan College great lawn, 4760 Forsyth Road. Pack a picnic, enjoy live entertainment and arts and crafts vendors. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

Ocmulgee National Monument Lantern Light Tours

7:30-9 p.m.

1207 Emery Highway. Guided and self-guided tours that are one mile round-trip. $5. www.cherryblossom.com.

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