Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night, or What You Will”
8 p.m. today-Saturday, Wesleyan College, Porter Auditorium, 4760 Forsyth Road. For tickets and information, call 757-5259 or www.wesleyancollege/events. $8 full price, $4 students, alumnae and seniors; free for students from Bibb County schools.
“The Rat Pack is Back”
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7:30 p.m. Thursday-Oct. 23, Grand Opera House. This spirited tribute features uncanny vocal recreations, unbridled humor and a hot, live big band that sends audiences straight back to the coolest time in history. 301-5470. TheGrandMacon.com. $45-$49.
8 p.m. Oct. 23-24 and 30-31, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25, and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28-29, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Directed by Jim Crisp. 746-9485. theatremacon.com.$18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for students.
“To Kill a Mockingbird”
7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. 301-5470. $32.
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
8 p.m. Nov. 7 and 13-14; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 15; and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-12, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Theatre Macon’s Youth Actor’s Company presents this audience participation musical directed by Katy Thompson. 746-9485. Theatremacon.com. $15 adults, $12 students.
“Balm in Gilead”
6 p.m. Nov. 10-12 and 17-19, Macon State College’s Arts Complex Theater. A play by Lanford Wilson. Presented by the Macon State College Company of Players. Jason Levitt, email@example.com or 757-7387. Free.
“Smoke on the Mountain”
8 p.m. Nov. 18-21, 2 p.m. Nov. 22, Allen’s Market Building, 102 West McIntosh St., Milledgeville. Presented by the Milledgeville Players in partnership with Allied Arts. Directed by John Geist. Tickets can be purchased from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at Allied Arts, 201 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville, or at the Milledgeville Players ticket hotline, (478) 314-4054. Allied Arts, (478) 452-3950. $10.
“Black and White” and “The Others - From Folk Art to Fiber Art"
Today-Nov. 13, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. 6-8 p.m. today: opening reception to meet the artists and present awards. Gallery hours: noon- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. 744-9557, www.middlegeorgiaart.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
“White Oak Baskets: The Tradition Continues”
Sunday- Nov. 20, Marlor Arts Center, 201 North Wayne St., Milledgeville. Opening reception: 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Demonstrations of basket making and the preparation of raw materials will be shown during the reception. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Allied Arts, (478) 452-3950, www.milledgevillealliedarts.
“Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball”
Through Tuesday, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. 752-1585. Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.gshf.org.
“Current” and “Endure”
Through Oct. 30, Wesleyan College, Valeria McCullough Murphey Art Building Gallery, 4760 Forsyth Road. In “Current: Mandi Felici Solo Exhibition,” Felici creates an installation of fabric, hand-dyed and stitched together. In “Endure: Large Installations by Artist Mandi Felici,” are large sculptural pieces created with felt, the oldest form of fabric known to humankind. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 757-5189. Free.
"Fabrications" Fiber Arts Show and “Collage Master”
Through Oct. 30, Monroe County Arts Alliance Gallery, 54 N. Jackson St., Forsyth. The show will include currently produced or previously undisplayed collected pieces of fiber art of all types: quilting, lacework, weaving, basketry, handmade paper, collage and mixed media including fiber, crochet, knitting, embroidery, cross-stitch, etc. Also showcasing collages by Doug Fromm. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Sharon Bailey, email@example.com or 992-9237.
“Building Bezalel” and “De-Classified”
Through Oct. 31, Macon Arts Gallery, 486 First St. “Building Bezalel" is the first series of paintings created by Macon's Marthalyn Fortson in her namesake new studio space and “De-Classified" features figures by Athens ceramicist Crisha Yantis, a Fired Works artist with a provocative take on form and shape. 743-6940. Free.
Works by Jocelyne Fromond
October, C.W. Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center, Fort Valley State University. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 825-6478. Free.
Georgia Artists with Disabilities Art Exhibit
October, Central Georgia Rehabilitation Hospital, 3351 Northside Drive. Paintings, sculptures, and other media will be on display celebrating the artistic spirit regardless of physical limitations.
“Miraculous Minerals: Nature’s Building Blocks”
Through Nov. 2, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. This exhibit displays treasures from the museum’s permanent collection of rocks, fossils and seashells. Learn how to identify different rocks and minerals using scientific research methods. 477-3232.
Through Nov. 6, Middle Georgia College, Russell Hall, Peacock Gallery, Cochran. An exhibition of sculpture by artist Michael Morrison. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Charlie Agnew, (478) 934-3043.
Through Nov. 19, Market City Cafe, corner of Cherry and Third streets. A Middle Georgia Art Association judged show open to all Mid-State Artists employed by the Bibb County Board of Education. Gallery Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. 744-9557. firstname.lastname@example.org. middlegeorgiaart.org. Free.
“Blue Jackets, Smithies, & Poets … Oh My!: Championship High School Teams in Georgia”
Through December, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St. The exhibit will feature championship teams from Macon’s Lanier High School and Ballard Hudson High School; Atlanta’s Boys High School and Tech High School; and Savannah’s Beach High School and Savannah High School. The exhibit will include artifacts or images from each of the featured schools. 752-1585. Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.gshf.org.
Through Jan. 3, Museum of Arts and Sciences. More than 100 of Segal’s works in painting and printmaking. Gallery hours: from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 477-3232. MASmacon.com.
“Johnny Mercer: Too Marvelous for Words”
Through June 6, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Celebrate the Savannah native’s 100th birthday with the exhibit that covers his five-decade career. 751-3334.
Mendelssohn Bicentennial Concert
7:30 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Milledgeville. Featuring the Georgia College & State University Chorus, Women's Ensemble and Max Noah Singers, all directed by Jennifer Flory, and Orchestra, directed by Daniel Kaplunas. Donations will be collected for the American Heart Association. (478) 445-4839. email@example.com or choral.gcsu.edu. Free. “The King and I” Concert Performance
8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Plaza Arts Center, Eatonton. Presented by the Oconee Performing Arts Society. www.opas.org. (706) 467-6000.
Third Tuesday Organ Interludes
Noon-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. Gerald Carper, organist. 745-1631, extension 120. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Eric Bubacz, Tuba
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University. Presented by Townsend School of Music. Music.mercer.edu. Free.
Diversity through Music
7 p.m. Thursday, Douglass Theatre. Featuring Macon Symphony Orchestra maestro Adrian Gnam with Southern Winds of Georgia. Ragtime pianist, Linda A. Smyth. 742-2000. $15 general, $7.50 students and seniors.
Brass Roots Trio
3 p.m. Oct. 25, First United Methodist Church, 205 North Davis Drive, Warner Robins. Presented by the Warner Robins Community Concert Association. Unusual combination of trumpet, horn and piano playing music in several styles. (478) 923-7024. www.wrconcert.org. $10 adults, free for students; tickets available at the door.
4 p.m. Nov. 1, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Presented by the Choral Society of Middle Georgia and orchestra as part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. John Simons, director. 745-3331. $10; $8 students, seniors and military.
Carnegie Out Back Young Artist Series
8 p.m. Nov. 7, Little Carnegie of the South. Featuring Hally Davidson, flute; Bryan Anderson, piano; Sweet Twenty Bluegrass Band. Reception following concert. Louise Barfield, 256-3388. $35 general, $30 seniors (65 and older), $25 students.
The Ten Tenors – Nostalgica
7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. 301-5470.
The Met: Live in HD series
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and Galleria Mall Stadium Cinemas, Centerville. Live opera series offers behind-the-scenes features, live interviews with cast and crew, insightful short documentaries, and bird’s-eye views of the productions, offering an unprecedented look at what goes into the staging of an opera. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28: Replay of “Tosca.” 1 p.m. Oct. 24 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11: “Aida.” 1 p.m. Nov. 7 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18: “Turandot.” 1 p.m. Dec. 19 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6: “Les Contes d’Hoffmann.” 1 p.m. Jan. 9 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27: “Der Rosenkavalier.” 1 p.m. Jan. 16 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3: “Carmen.” 1 p.m. Feb. 6 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24: “Simon Boccanegra.” 1 p.m. March 27 and 6:30 p.m. April 14: “Hamlet.” 1 p.m. May 1 and 6:30 p.m. May 19: “Armida.” Douglass, 742-2000. $22 adults, $18 students. Galleria Mall Stadium Cinemas, (478) 971-1010. $22 adults, $20 seniors, $18 students and $15 children.
Hubbard Street 2 Dance Company of Chicago
8 p.m. Nov. 13 and 3 p.m. Nov. 14, Plaza Arts Center, Eatonton. A program of modern dance presented by the Oconee Performing Arts Society. www.opas.org. (706) 467-6000.
“Peter and the Wolf”
1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 21, Hawkinsville Opera House, 100 Lumpkin St., Hawkinsville. Academy Dance children’s ballet. (478) 783-1884.
"A Tribute to Motown"
3 p.m. Sunday, The Rose Theater, Forsyth. Come prepared to sing your favorite Motown song. A CD player and pianist will be provided or you may sing a capella. Show date is Dec. 5. Presented by The Backlot Players. Stan Greene, (478) 994-0443 or (478) 550-4296. email@example.com or www.thebacklotplayers.org. “The Man Who Came to Dinner”
7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Needed are 25 men and women ages 16-70 and six boys ages 7-13 for small roles. Production dates are Dec. 4-12. Directed by Jim Crisp. 746-9485 www.theatremacon.com.
Middle GeorgiaConcert Band7-9 p.m. Mondays, Tattnall Square Academy band room, Trojan Way off Wesleyan Drive. All volunteer amateur musicians make up the band and membership is open to all wind and percussion players. Ages 17 through 97. 390-4248.
“Feminist Art, Pop Culture, and ‘The Potential of Desire’”
6 p.m. Nov. 5, Georgia College & State University’s Museum Education Room, Milledgeville. Lecture by Maria Buszek, assistant professor of art history at the Kansas City Art Institute. Using examples from 19th century pinups to the contemporary art world, Buszek will address what photographer Catherine Opie recently defended as “the potential of desire” in feminist art and art scholarship. Elissa Auerbach, 478-445-0808, firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Jailhouse Art Show and Sale
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7, United Methodist Fellowship Hall, corner of Church and Miller streets, Fort Valley. Local artists, original paintings. Pen and ink calendars. (478) 825-5775.
The Heart of Georgia Pipes and Drums
6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Presbyterian Church, 1139 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. The bagpipe band performs for the public and participates in competitions. Call 922-0845 or visit www.hgpd.org.
Mercer University Pipes and Drums
6-7 p.m. lessons, 7-9 p.m. rehearse, Thursdays, Human Resources/Speech-Theatre Building. No previous musical experience required. Free pipe, drum lessons for pipe band students and members. For information, e-mail Jack.Mahaney@mercer.edu or email@example.com. www.mupd.org.