Arts Calendar

June 6, 2014 

Josh Jackson, co-founder and editor of Paste magazine, will be a panelist -- along with Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers -- at the Art Matters Symposium on June 9 at the Cox Capitol Theatre.



“Mama Won’t Fly”

7:30 p.m. June 6-7; 3 p.m. June 8, Black Box Theatre, 115 North Hill St., Griffin. Presented by the Main Street Players. $20 adults; $15 seniors; $10 students.

“Starlight Starbright”

1 p.m. youngest performers, 5 p.m. advanced dancers, June 7, Homer J. Walker Civic Center, 702 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Presented by the Academy of Dance, 478-922-6220. $10 adults, $8 students and seniors in advance; $2 more at door.

“Celebrating Cinema Through Movement and Dance”

3 p.m. June 8, the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Presented by Kali Dance Studio for the Arts. $15.

National Theatre Live

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 p.m. June 12 and 3 p.m. June 15: “A Small Family Business.” Live broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London. 478-742-2000. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors.

“The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”

8 p.m. June 13-14, 20-21 and 2 p.m. June 15 and 22, Rose Theatre, 23 West Johnston St., Forsyth; 8 p.m. June 28 and 2 p.m. June 29, Lamar County Schools Fine Arts Center, 100 Burnette Road, Barnesville. Directed by Kristy Slaughter. Presented by the Backlot Players and The Rose Theatre, 478-994-0443. $15 adults; $12 students, seniors and active military.

“Origin Story”

7 p.m. June 20-21, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Written by Theroun D’arcy Patterson; directed by Robert Drake. Presented by the Academy Theatre, 404-474-8332 or Tickets may be purchased at $10 advance; $15 at door.


Louise Barfield

8 p.m. June 6 and 21, 3 p.m. June 15, Little Carnegie of the South, 1954 Forsyth St. All proceeds go toward the purchase of the Steinway Concert Grand Piano on stage at Little Carnegie of the South. Limited seating; catered reception. Libby Bailey will be the artist on display in the gallery. 478-256-3388. $100.

Alan Morrison, concert organist

4 p.m. June 8, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. 478-745-3331 or Free.


“Art by the Connelys” Opening Reception

5-8 p.m. June 6, the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Paintings by Laura, Bob and Carole Connely. Light refreshments served. Exhibition on display through June 28. Free.

“Water Works” Opening Reception

6-9 p.m. June 6, the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. Exhibition of watercolor paintings by local artists. Free. 478-238-6051.

D-Day Exhibition

9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 6, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. The interactive exhibition tells the story of the 507th parachute infantry regiment, the 61st and 442nd Troop Carrier Groups that ferried them to Normandy, France, and the 325th Glider Regiment that fought alongside them. 478-926-6870. Free.

“You Can Keep Your Hat On”

Through June 13, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Wear your favorite hat and you may win a prize. This judged exhibition features the work of Middle Georgia artists. 478-744-9557. Free.


Mercer University Children’s Choirs

3-6 p.m. June 6, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 9 and noon-2 p.m. Aug. 10, McCorkle Music Hall, Mercer University, 1329 Adams St. Each auditioning singer will be asked to sing scales and a simple song (for example, “Happy Birthday,” “Amazing Grace,” etc). For more information, call 478-301-5751.

“The Little Mermaid, Jr.”

4 p.m. June 19 and 21, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. A Youth Actor’s Company production. Roles for about 20 young people ages 6-19. Bring music and be prepared to sing with an accompanist. No tapes or CDs. Production dates are Aug. 9-10 and 15-17. Directed by Suzanne Webb; musical direction by Ellen Wilson. 478-746-9485.


Macon the Stage Artistic Expo

Shadows Interactive Dinner Theater, 438 Second St. 9 p.m. June 6: Red Carpet Mystery Theatre Kickoff, $45. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 7: Next Generation Youth Segment, free. 5-8 p.m. June 7: Conversations and Cocktails, free. 9 p.m. June 7: Lyrical Canvasses, $15. 2:30-3:30 p.m. June 8: Writers Block Workshop, free. 4-5 p.m. June 8: Sunday Premier, free. 478-254-0277 or 706-461-2417.

Art Matters Symposium

2 p.m. June 9, Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Hosted by Art Matters. A panel discussion about the role of music and music criticism in society featuring Patterson Hood, co-founder of the Drive-By Truckers, and Josh Jackson, co-founder of Paste magazine. Free, registration required at Free.

“Tea Time” Call for Artists

Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. A judged exhibit open to all Middle Georgia artists age 18 or older and out of high school. The show will be on display June 20-July 11. Deadline to enter is June 17. Prospectus and entry forms are available at

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