Summer Theatre Festival
See three shows on three different stages. The great Fats Waller musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” will show 8 p.m. July 9 and 14-16; and 2:30 p.m. July 10 at Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. The hilarious take on Shakespeare’s “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” will show 8 p.m. July 9 and 14-16; and 2:30 p.m. July 10 at Mercer University’s Tattnall Square Center for the Arts. The classic Broadway musical “42nd St.” will show 8 p.m. July 8-9 and 14-16; 2:30 p.m. July 10 at the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Tickets to Theatre Macon are $25, tickets to the Grand Opera House are $35; tickets to Mercer’s venue are $20; a combination ticket for all three shows is $65. Tickets for all shows will be available through the Grand Opera House box office at 478-301-5470 or at thegrandmacon.com. July 8-16.
“The Addams Family Musical”
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Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. $20 adults, $15 seniors (60+), $10 students (ages 5-23). 478-477-3342 or 478-471-7529. maconlittletheatre.org. 8 p.m. July 8-9, 13-16; 2:30 p.m. July 10 and 17.
“Mary Poppins the Musical”
Presented by the Perry Players. $20 adults; $18 seniors, military and children. Perry Players Community Theatre, 909 Main St., Perry. perryplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. July 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30; 2:30 p.m. July 17 and 24.
Presented by the Backlot Players. $15 adults; $12 seniors, students and active military. The Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. thebacklotplayers.org. 7:30 p.m. July 22-23 and 29-30; and 2:30 p.m. July 24 and 31.
Directed by Bill Felton. Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. $16 adults; $14 students, seniors and active military. 478-929-4579. wrlt.org. 8 p.m. July 22-23 and 27-30; 2:30 p.m. July 24.
“Church Mess Remix”
“Tristan und Isolde”
Metropolitan Opera Live. Showing at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and the Galleria Mall Stadium Cinemas 15, 2980 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. $24 adults, $20 seniors and students. metopera.org/hdlive. 478-742-2000. Noon Oct. 8.
Concert Organist Bryan Anderson
Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Free. 478-745-3331. 4 p.m. Aug. 7.
“Songs of the Summer”
Celebrate summer, feel the warmth, relive the “Summer of Love” and enjoy music from the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Seals and Crofts, Katy Perry and more. Macon Pops. Middle Georgia State University, 100 University Parkway. maconpops.com. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26.
“The Art and Soul of Timothy Hedden”
This exhibition of his recent work also will feature “Angels of Virtue,” a signature series of mixed media works. Exhibition on display through Sept. 10. Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St. tubmanmuseum.com. Opening reception 6:30-8 p.m. July 8..
“Strong at the Broken Places”
Featuring watercolor, oil paintings, printmaking, and mixed media artwork by Becca Balmes. Exhibition on display through July 29. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments at the opening reception. Free. 478-238-6051. The 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. July 8.
“Creator and Collector”
Pottery by Tommy Martin and pottery collection of Ann Smith. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Free. 478-745-3331. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday through July.
David Gaither: Growth and Expansion
David Gaither is an Atlanta-based artist known for his expansive paintings that combine bright colors with innovative shapes. Collections Gallery, Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St. tubmanmuseum.com. Through July 23.
Junior Duck Stamp Competition Winners
Award-winning watercolors by Georgia students from kindergarten-12th grade. Elam Alexander Gallery, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. masmacon.org. On display through August.
“Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors”
The exhibition includes interactive and multimedia experiences where visitors play the role of explorers-in-training. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. masmacon.org. On display through Sept. 11.
“Welcome to Smallgrove”: Works by Henry Lee Gorham
A series of narrative paintings that delineate the lives of African-American people living in a fictional community called Small Grove. Opening reception: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 30. Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St. tubmanmuseum.com. Sept. 23-Nov. 26.
An exhibit of vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by Gloria Garfinkel. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. masmacon.org. On display through Oct. 16.
Contemporary studio ceramics and paintings from the museum’s Permanent Collection, representing a wide spectrum of artistic movements and genres. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. masmacon.org. October.
Science on a Sphere
A room-size, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a 6-foot diameter sphere, similar to a giant animated globe. Presented in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. masmacon.org. Ongoing.
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. Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Free. 478-926-6870. museumofaviation.org. Ongoing.
“The Odd Couple”
A comedy by Neil Simon. Directed by John Freeman. Production dates: Aug. 26-Sept. 4. Roles for six men and two women. Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. maconlittletheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. July 10-11.
“Lend me a Tenor”
Presented by the Perry Players. Perry Players Community Theatre, 909 Main St., Perry. perryplayers.org. 7 p.m. July 18-19.
A Youth Actors Company musical. Come prepared to sing 16 bars, wear comfortable shoes for a dance audition and have a list of all conflicts in hand. Rehearsals begin Aug. 8. Performance dates: Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 4-6. Rehearsals are 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, but will not conflict with “Nutcracker” auditions and rehearsals. Multiple roles available for ages 8-19. Directed by Colby Marshall. Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. 478-746-9485. theatremacon.com. 7 p.m. July 25-26.
“Arsenic and Old Lace”
Directed by Joy Smith for the Backlot Players of Forsyth. Roles for 11 men and three women. The Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Show dates: Oct. 7-16. H. Dennis Smith, 630-204-3238. 7 p.m. July 25-26.
Middle Georgia Concert Band
Membership is open to all wind and percussion players ages 17 and older. Tattnall Square Academy band room, Trojan Trail off Wesleyan Drive. For more information, visit middlegeorgiaconcertband.org or call 478-784-0541. 7-9 p.m. Mondays.
Second Saturday Art Fest
Art by local artists and face painting. Historic Ingleside Village also will be hosting an ice cream social. All proceeds from the social will benefit the Macon Volunteer Clinic. Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Free. 478-744-9557. middlegeorgiaart.org. Noon-3 p.m. July 9.
Community Appreciation Night
Hosted by the Backlot Players Guild. Area residents are invited to attend a complimentary finger food and dessert reception followed by a sneak preview of entertainment that will be presented during the coming season. Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Free. 7 p.m. July 9.
Call for Artists: “Family”
A judged exhibit open to all Middle Georgia artists 18 or older and out of high school. Prospectus and entry forms are available on middlegeorgiaart.org. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m. July 12. The exhibit will be on display July 15-Aug. 12. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. 478-744-9557. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recognizing individuals, organizations and businesses that have made significant contributions to the arts and cultural life of Middle Georgia. Nominations are accepted from the community annually and an independent panel selects each year’s honorees. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 17. Free. maconartsalliance.org. 478-743-6940. Awards ceremony at Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 6 p.m. Oct. 25.
Heart of Georgia Barbershop Chorus
Come and listen or join in the singing. Christ United Methodist Church Choir Room (administration building in the back of church), 511 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. email@example.com. 478-345-7464. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday.
Bring a sketchbook and pencils and practice portrait drawing. Gallery of Fine Art, 2507c Moody Road, Warner Robins. Free. Leslie Hoops-Wallace, 478-396-9198 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 6-7 p.m. Tuesday.
Sweet Georgia Sound Show Chorus
Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave. Singing lesson and first month of membership is free. 478-922-2541. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Mercer University Pipes and Drums
Lessons and rehearsal. No musical experience required. Pipe, drum lessons for interested community members. Room 109, Willet Science Center, Mercer University. Free. mercerpipesdrums.com. Jack.Mahaney@mercer.edu. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday.