10 Days Calendar

April 4, 2014 

10 Days Calendar

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, 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 hilarious comedy. $10, free for any student or with a Mercer ID. 478-301-5751.

“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

“Strut Your Mutt” Benefit Dog Show

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Monroe County Recreation Department, Forsyth. Fun activities for dogs and their humans, plus music, inflatables, crafts, pet adoptions, photo booth and more. Benefits the Monroe County Animal Shelter. 478-960-7708.

“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 Friday, April 4).

“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.

Monday

April 7

Art Matters Symposium

1 p.m.

Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Symposium focuses on the role of music and music criticism in society, current trends in each field and how the changing media landscape affects music and music criticism. Free. www.maconarts.org.

Tuesday

April 8

“Sowing Language”: Two Poets Welcome Spring

7 p.m.

Candler Alumnae Center, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Poetry reading by Kathryn Stripling Byer and Anya Silver. Free.

Wednesday

April 9

Jazz & Juleps

4-7 p.m.

560 Arlington Place. Meet for mint juleps and jazz on the veranda. Benefits the March of Dimes. $20. RSVP to kathy@brightideasgroup.com.

Thursday

April 10

Meet the Artist: Eric O’Dell

Noon-1 p.m.

Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. O’Dell will discuss his work, which focuses on his view of the natural world. www.masmacon.org.

“Art for Your Suitcase”

Noon-5 p.m.

Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Last chance to see the exhibit of art that’s small enough to take home in your suitcase. Free. www.middlegeorgiaart.org.

Spring Ladies Night Out

7 p.m.

Shirley Hills Baptist Church, 615 Corder Road, Warner Robins (see story on this page).

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”

7 p.m.

Back Door Theatre, (see Friday, April 4).

Great American Art Songs

7:30 p.m.

Fickling Hall, Mercer University. With collaborative pianist Carol Goff, tenor Richard Kosowski, soprano Martha Malone and others. Free. 478-301-5751.

“Avenue Q”

7:30 p.m.

Theatre Macon, (see Friday, April 4).

Friday

April 11

Anglican Church Fish Fry

4:30-7 p.m.

Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 2815 U.S. 41, Warner Robins. On the menu: Fried fish, cole slaw, hush puppies, grits, cake and tea. Adult plate $8; kid plate $4. 478-929-9910.

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”

7 p.m.

Back Door Theatre, (see Friday, April 4).

Claire Lynch Band

7:30 p.m.

Juliette Opry, 443 McCrackin St., Juliette. $22 in advance; $25 at the door. www.acousticproductions.com.

“Back to the Future” movie

Sundown

Luther Williams Field, Central City Park. Picnic and blankets encouraged. Movie will be canceled in the event of rain. Free. 478-751-9280.

“Four Broke Guys”

8 p.m.

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Written by and starring Macon native J. Shawn Durham. $15 in advance; $20 day of. 478-742-2000.

“Avenue Q”

8 p.m.

Theatre Macon, (see Friday, April 4).

“Gypsy”

8 p.m.

Rose Theater, (see Friday, April 4).

Saturday

April 12

March for Babies

8 a.m.

Central City Park, downtown Macon. The walk benefits the March of Dimes. www.marchforbabies.com. 478-775-0578.

Bluebirds and Bluegrass Festival

9 a.m.

Dauset Trails, 360 Mount Vernon Church Road, Jackson. Music from the Packway Handle Band and others, plus kids activities, outdoor vendors and food. Free. www.dausettrails.com.

Wesleyan Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Locally grown and produced items as well as baked goods and craft vendors. Free admission. 478-757-5233.

Touch A Truck

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Northway Church parking lot, 5915 Zebulon Road. Family-friendly events allows kids to explore a variety of vehicles and trucks. Silent hour with no sirens for little kids from 10-11 a.m. $5. www.jlmacon.org.

Perry Dogwood Festival

10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Downtown Perry. Arts and crafts fair, DockDog competition, 5K run, food, live entertainment, hot air balloon rally and more. For details, visit www.perrydogwoodfestival.com.

“Avenue Q”

8 p.m.

Theatre Macon, (see Friday, April 4).

“Gypsy”

8 p.m.

Rose Theater, (see Friday, April 4).

Sunday

April 13

Perry Dogwood Festival

Noon-5 p.m.

Downtown Perry, (see Saturday, April 12).

“Inside Llewyn Davis” movie

2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by the Macon Film Guild. $5. www.maconfilmguild.org.

Dauset Trails Easter Egg Hunt

2 p.m.

Dauset Trails, 360 Mount Vernon Church Road, Jackson. Egg hunt and activities for kids. Free. www.dausettrails.com.

“Gypsy”

2 p.m.

Rose Theater, (see Friday, April 4).

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”

2 p.m.

Back Door Theatre, (see Friday, April 4).

“Voices of Spring”

3 p.m.

Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Concert by the Mercer University Women’s Choir conducted by Stanley L. Roberts. Free. www.music.mercer.edu.

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