Hill: Mother-load of arts events this weekend

May 9, 2014 

Mother’s Day weekend means a mother lode of events in the midstate! Head down to the Cannonball House on Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its opening as a house museum. The historic home will be open for tours and there will be living history demonstrations.

Take a $25 trip to New York at the Douglass Theatre for the Saturday afternoon screening of the Metropolitan Opera’s live performance of Rossini’s opera “La Cenerentola.” That night, The Douglass switches gears for a live, one-man multimedia performance of “Four Broke Guys” featuring Macon native J. Shawn Durham.

Saturday night, the Jazz Association of Macon, which hosts Arts on Riverdale each fall, holds a “Marvelous Moondance” members-only house concert featuring Unique Moon. (You can become a member at the event.) If your mama likes to cut a rug, try the Greater Macon chapter of USA Dance’s May dance at Howard Community Center.

Sunday brings a quartet of entertainment offerings for mom. The Macon Film Guild hosts screenings of the Chilean film “Gloria” at the Douglass, while the Big House hosts author Alan Paul for a book signing of “One Way Out.” Head out to Washington Park as the sun sets for the free Second Sunday concert featuring Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, or laugh your way into the new week with comedian Bill Cosby at the City Auditorium. Speaking of comedy, this is also the final weekend for Warner Robins Little Theatre’s comedy “That Darn Plot.”

New theater season announced

Both of Macon’s community theaters have announced next year’s offerings. Macon Little Theatre starts the 2014-15 season with the summer musical “The Wedding Singer.” Theatre Macon is taking its summer musical “Les Miserables” to the Grand Opera House for performances this July.

Season tickets or tickets to a performance make wonderful Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts. And if your favorite parental unit is a photography buff, consider giving a ticket to Historic Riverside Cemetery’s Full Moon Euphoria this Wednesday night. This workshop-photo session in the picturesque park cemetery is great for all skill levels, with professional photographers on hand to show you how to capture incredible nighttime images.

Contact J. Cindy Hill at jcindyhill@gmail.com.

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