“One Way to the Poetry Anthem”
7 and 8 p.m. today, Real Drama Theatre, Macon Mall’s East Wing. (912) 297-0684. $3.
“The Elixir of Love”
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7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University. Presented by Mercer University Opera, sung in English. Music.mercer.edu. $10 general admission, $5 Mercer ID or student.
8 p.m. today-Saturday, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Directed by Jim Crisp. In the gallery: featured artist Faira Holliday in a show of fiber arts entitled “Solace.” 746-9485. theatremacon.com. $18 adults, $15 seniors and $12 students.
“Wiley and the Hairy Man”
7 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 7, Perry High School, 1307 North Ave., Perry. One-act play presented by the Perry High School drama department and directed by teacher Joe Sendek. (478) 988-6298, extension 21320, or email@example.com. $5 at the door.
7 p.m. Thursday, Old Richland Church, Richland Church Road, Jeffersonville; 7 p.m. Nov. 12, Cannonball House. Presented by the One-Act Drama Team from Twiggs Academy and directed by Frank Hendrix. (478) 945-3175 or (478) 960-4504. $5 adults, $2 students.
“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol”
8 p.m. Nov. 6-7, 12-14 and 19-21, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 South Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. Directed by Fred Hardin. (478) 929-4579. www.wrlt.org. $15 adults; $12 seniors, military and students; $10 groups of 10 or more. Thursday tickets: two for one.
“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.
2 p.m. Nov. 8, Austin Theater, Fort Valley. Bilingual children's theater production staged by the Columbus State University Theatre for Young Audiences and sponsored by the Fort Valley Arts Alliance. Tickets are available at the Fort Valley Main Street Office in the Troutman House, The Peach Palette or by calling (478) 951-4828. www.theaustintheater.net. $5.
“Into the Woods”
3 p.m. Nov. 8, Ray Horne Theatre for Performing Arts, Northside High School, 926 Green St., Warner Robins. One-act play presented by the Perry High School drama department and directed by teacher Brian Barnett. (478) 929-7858, extension 41874, or firstname.lastname@example.org. $5 at the door.
“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: The Homecoming”
8 p.m. Nov.12-14, 19-21; 2 p.m. Nov. 15, The Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Presented by The Backlot Players Inc. (478) 994-0443. www.thebacklotplayers.org. $15 adults, $10 seniors (62 and up) and students. “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. Purchase tickets at Allied Arts, 201 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville. (478) 314-4054 or (478) 452-3950. $10.
Pablo Picasso Exhibit
Monday-Nov. 13, Georgia Children’s Museum, 382 Cherry St. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 755-9539. $3.
Thursday-Dec. 11, Wesleyan College, Valeria McCullough Murphey Art Building Gallery, 4760 Forsyth Road. Opening reception: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Photography by Logan White. Contains nudity. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 757-5189. Free.
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.
“Reflections” and “A Small Piece of Clay”
Nov. 6-28, Macon Arts Gallery, 486 First St. Opening reception: 5-8 p.m. Nov. 6. Paintings by David Canady and Sooyeon Kim. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free.
“Black and White” and “The Others” From Folk Art to Fiber Art
Through Nov. 13, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. 744-9557, www.middlegeorgiaart.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
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. email@example.com. middlegeorgiaart.org. Free.
“White Oak Baskets: The Tradition Continues”
Through Nov. 20, Marlor Arts Center, 201 North Wayne St., Milledgeville. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. (478) 452-3950, www.milledgevillealliedarts.
Through Nov. 28, Georgia College & State University museum, Milledgeville. An exhibition of visual artworks that explore the issue of censorship within contemporary American society. Shannon Morris, (478) 445-8274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
Schubert String Quintet in C Major
Noon today, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University. Presented by Robert McDuffie Center for Strings and featuring guest and center faculty artists, Lynn Harrell, cello; Michael Tree, viola; Helen Nightingale, violin; Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; and Christopher Rex, cello. Music.mercer.edu. $10 general admission, free with Mercer ID.
4 p.m. Sunday, 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. 745-3331. $10; $8 students, seniors and military. Also 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, 366 Log Cabin Road. 452-4597. http://csmga.com. Free.
Trio RPM concert
7:30 p.m. Monday, Neva Langley Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University. Featuring Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Christopher Rex, cello; Elizabeth Pridgen, piano. Presented by McDuffie Center for Strings. $10 general admission, free with Mercer ID; pay at door.
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. $42.
"A Visit with Gena Branscombe"
12:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Macon State College Arts Complex Theater rehearsal hall. One-act musical presented by Kathleen Shimeta, mezzo soprano. 471-5773. Free.
7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Riverside United Methodist Church. Presented by the Macon State College Chamber Singers and featuring the music of Vivaldi and Rutter. Special guests will be Colony IV Brass, soprano Melanie Cross-Buckner and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeBruyn. 471-5773. Free.
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. Nov. 11: Replay of “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.
7 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Show dates are Feb. 11-14 and 18-20. Comedy. Need four males, seven females (doubling). www.thebacklotplayers.org.
Middle Georgia Concert Band
7-9 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. Thursday, 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, email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.mupd.org.