10 Days Calendar

March 28, 2014 

10 days calendar

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 “American Idol” winner in concert. $57-$67. www.maconcentreplex.com.

“All Night Strut”

8 p.m.

Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss. $18 adults; $15 seniors, $10 students. 478-477-3342.

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

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 Friday, March 28).

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 Friday, March 28).

“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.

Hey Kid! Concert

3 p.m.

Coca Cola Entertainment State, Central City Park. Music for kids, by kids. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

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.

Monday

March 31

“Folktales”

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. An exhibition of folk art featuring paintings by Peggy Maine and ceramics by Carolyn Simmons. Free. 478-743-6904.

Tuesday

April 1

Bright Sheng’s “Northern Lights”

7:30 p.m.

Bell House Salon, Mercer University. Composer Sheng will be in attendance for the performance by Julie Albers, cello, and Orion Weiss, piano. Part of the Fabian Concert Series. $12; free for all student or those with Mercer ID. 478-301-5751.

Wednesday

April 2

Let the Good Times Roll!

7 p.m.

Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Celebrate Middle Georgia with music by the Middle Georgia Concert Band. Admission is one food canned good. www.cherryblossom.com.

Thursday

April 3

Plant Sale

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dillard Hall, Middle Georgia State College’s Cochran campus. Wide variety of plants for sale; proceeds help fund a greenhouse on campus. All plants $1-$5.

“Bully” Movie and Discussion

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Math Building auditorium, Middle Georgia State College’s Macon campus. Screening and discussion of the 2011 documentary film. Free.

International City Farmers Market

1-6 p.m.

Watson Boulevard at Maple Street, Warner Robins. Local produce, meat, dairy and more. Free to attend. 478-225-7626.

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”

7 p.m.

Back Door Theatre, Willingham Hall, Mercer University. Directed by Scott Mann. $5. 478-301-2974.

The Charm of Chamber Opera

7:30 p.m.

Fickling Hall, Mercer University. One-act operas offer high-stakes drama and comedy. $10, free for any student or with a Mercer ID. 478-301-5751.

Friday

April 4

Spring-a-ding-ding at Rock Ranch

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. Train, pony rides, paddle boats, pedal carts and more. $10. www.therockranch.com.

First Friday at the Library Ballroom

6:45 p.m.

Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Music by Joe and Daniel. Cash bar, but guests may bring their own food and beer or wine. $5. 478-957-7728.

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”

7 p.m.

Back Door Theatre, (see Thursday, April 3).

“Avenue Q”

8 p.m.

Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Show is rated R for adult content and suggested for those 17 and older. Directed by Jim Crisp. $25 adults; $20 seniors; $15 students ages 17-22. 478-746-9485. www.theatremacon.com.

“Gypsy”

8 p.m.

Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Presented by the Backlot Players. $15 adults; $12 seniors, students and military. www.thebacklotplayers.org. 478-994-0443.

Saturday

April 5

“La Boheme”

12:55 p.m.

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Broadcast live in HD by the Metropolitan Opera. $24 adults, $20 seniors. www.metopera.org/hdlive. 478-742-2000.

Tunes & Balloons Cherry Blossom Festival Finale

4-9 p.m.

Middle Georgia State College, 100 College Station Drive. Live entertainment, hot air balloon glow and rides, food and more. No pets. $5; free parking. www.cherryblossom.com.

Macon Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m.

Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Program: “Shakespeare in Love” conducted by Yaniv Segal. $38.50 adults; $18.50 students; $13.50 children younger than 12. www.maconsymphony.com.

Diane Shuur

8 p.m.

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Jazz vocalist and pianist. $30. 478-742-2000.

“Avenue Q”

8 p.m.

Theatre Macon, (see Friday, April 4).

“Gypsy”

8 p.m.

Rose Theater, (see Friday, April 4).

Sunday

April 6

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”

2 p.m.

Back Door Theatre, (see Thursday, April 3).

“Gypsy”

2 p.m.

Rose Theater, (see Friday, April 4).

“Avenue Q”

2:30 p.m.

Theatre Macon, (see Friday, April 4).

One in the Spirit

3 p.m.

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by the Mercer University Children’s Choir. Free. www.cherryblossom.com.

Masterworks and Virtuoso Showpieces

4 p.m.

Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Featuring Danielle Belen, violin, and Jennie Jung, piano. Part of the Music and the Arts at Vineville series. Free. 478-745-3331.

“An Evening With C.S. Lewis”

6 p.m.

Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Presented by Christian Artists Group and featuring David Payne as C.S. Lewis. $20-$40. www.thegrandmacon.com.

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