A Night with the VeryVera Show
Come meet your favorite Southern Hostess from “The VeryVera Show.” Vera Stewart will demonstrate how to create the perfect charcuterie board, and there will be tasty bites and beverages to enjoy. Free. maconarts.org. Macon Arts Alliance Gallery, 486 First St. 6-8 p.m.
“Mugs” Opening Reception
Fashion in the Zone
Fashion show fundraiser for Macon-Bibb’s 11 zones, helping alleviate blight. Presented by the Shalom Zone. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $15 advance; $20 at door. 478-742-2000. douglasstheatre.org. 6 p.m.
Mad About Chamber Music
Presented by Chamber Ensembles comprised from the Mercer University Wind Ensemble and featuring a woodwind quintet and a full brass choir. Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Free. music.mercer.edu. 7:30 p.m.
By A.R. Gurney; directed by Michael Castle. $16 adults; $14 students, senior citizens and active military (ID required). 478-929-4579. wrlt.org. Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. 8 p.m.
Run/walk to fight childhood cancer. Activities for the entire family, food, door prizes, face painting and more. Amerson River Park, off Riverside Drive. joshuaswish.org. 8:30 a.m.
Ocmulgee Indian Celebration
Featuring Native American artists, dancers, storytellers, musicians and historic lifestyle demonstrators. Native foods and other concessions will be available. Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. $6 adults; $3 for ages 6-12 and active duty military; children under 6 are free. 478-752-8257. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Garden Brothers Circus
Featuring elephants, acrobats, a human slingshot, circus clowns, aerialists and more. Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Adults: $36 VIP ringside, $28 standard; children (under 13): $19 VIP ringside, $11 standard. ticketmaster.com. maconcentreplex.org. 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Family Weekend Gala Concert
A gala concert of the Townsend School of Music, hosted by the Mercer Singers. Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Free. music.mercer.edu. 2 p.m.
Robin Bullock and Aoife Clancy
An evening of traditional Irish song. Dinner and concert. Host provides barbecue; guests bring side dishes. RSVP required, address provided upon RSVP. $20 suggested donation. firstname.lastname@example.org. 7:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. concert
Presented by the Perry Players Community Theatre. 909 Main St., Perry. (See Friday, Sept. 16.) 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta Pops Orchestra
Theatre Dublin, 314 Academy Ave., Dublin. $45, includes admission to the all of the 2016-2017 performances. 478-272-2560. 7:30 p.m.
Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. (See Friday, Sept. 16.) 8 p.m.
Ocmulgee Indian Celebration
Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. (See Saturday, Sept. 17.) 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Paws on the Falls
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with new friends on the High Falls Trail. Each dog that attends gets a special treat. High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. $5 per a dog plus $5 per card parking. 478-993-3053. 10-11 a.m.
Presented by the Perry Players Community Theatre. 909 Main St., Perry. (See Friday, Sept. 16.) 2:30 p.m.
Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. (See Friday, Sept. 16.) 2:30 p.m.
Forever Stars: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Natalie Cole
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (See story on this page.) 5 p.m.
McDuffie Student Concert
Seating is first-come, first-served. Bell House Salon, 315 College St. Free. music.mercer.edu. 7 p.m.
“The Revolutionary Summer of 1776”
Hosted by the Ocmulgee Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Ray Crumbley, past president of the chapter, will present a program about the summer of 1776. Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, 4704 Presidential Parkway. Free. 478-952-2196. 6 p.m.
“Triumph and Lament”
Featuring William McClain, viola, and Owen Lovell, piano. All proceeds benefit music scholarships and the music department through the GCSU Foundation. Max Noah Recital Hall, Georgia College, Milledgeville. Free; donations encouraged. gcsu.edu/music. 478-445-8289. 7:30 p.m.
Locally grown and produced vegetables, dairy, meat, desserts and more. Tattnall Square Park. Free to attend. chwg.org. 3:30-7 p.m.
One Wall Show: Suzanne Lawler
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Marketplace
Featuring a fashion show at 5:30 p.m.; vendors including nail salons, hair salons, boutiques and more; raffles; food and wine. $20 general admission, includes swag bag, one wine ticket and one raffle ticket; $35 VIP, includes a swag bag filled with extra goodies, two wine tickets and five raffle tickets. eventbrite.com. 1985 Vineville Ave. 4:30-9:30 p.m.
Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion
Panelists include Adria Goldman, Andrew Manis, Aaron Lewis, Jeffrey Tarver and Francys Johnson; moderator will be Andre Nicholson. Arts Complex Theater, Middle Georgia State University. Free. Dana Casper, email@example.com. 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Southern Rock Revival Benefit & Auction for Larry Howard
Featuring Michael Buffalo Smith, Big Mike Ventimiglia, Hal Register, Kunio Kishida Band, the Rev. Jimmie Bratcher, Tommy Talton, Scott Boyer, N.C. Thurman with special guests Bonnie Bramlett, Donna Foster Hall, Paul Hornsby, Eddie Stone and Rick Burnett. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. maconbettermusic.com. The Crazy Bull, 473 Second St. 6 p.m.
“Hold on Forever”
Comedy. Presented by CenterStage for Christ. Proceeds benefit Brian Bowen Snax Sax. 478-987-1852. Perry United Methodist Church, 1002 Carroll St., Perry. $10. 7:30 p.m.
Twilight Night Canoe Paddle
Enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3-mile canoe trip to Buck Creek; for adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult; reservations required. High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. $15 includes boat and gear; a $5 per car parking fee is required. 478-993-3053. 6:30-8 p.m.
Larry Gatlin and the Blackwood Quartet
“Hold on Forever”
Perry United Methodist Church, 1002 Carroll St., Perry. (See Thursday, Sept. 22.) 7:30 p.m.
Featuring the Marcus King Band and Robert Lee Coleman and the Nigh Owls. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. More GABBAfest events Saturday and Sunday. $45 weekend pass. gabba.org. 478-765-2822. 8 p.m.
Sky Over Macon
Explore the constellations and planets visible from Middle Georgia, then see a live presentation in the Mark Smith Planetarium. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. masmacon.org. 8 p.m.
Feathers and Feelers
Learn about birds and insects in a family-oriented atmosphere. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
International Confucius Institute Day
Confucius Institutes worldwide will celebrate Chinese culture and language in an all-day fair-like event. Opening performance at 1 p.m., second performance at 3 p.m. Guests can buy tickets for food. Wesleyan Quad, Wesleyan College. Free. wesleyancollege.edu. 1-7 p.m.
Dust off your poodle skirts and letter sweaters for music, dancing and refreshments. $5 hot dog plates and $2 soda and root beer floats. Indian Springs State Park’s Stone Pavilion, 678 Lake Clark Road, Flovilla. $5 parking. 770-504-2277. 5-8 p.m.
Royal Celebration of HOPE
Meet storybook characters, create crafts, dance the night away and enjoy finger food from Helms College. Proceeds benefit the Jay’s HOPE Foundation. Banks Stephens Middle School Gymnasium, Forsyth. $10 at the door for adults and children ages 3 and older. 478-238-6360. 6-9 p.m.
Pianist Uriel Tsachor
Part of the Joan Stockstill Godsey Series. Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Free. music.mercer.edu. 7:30 p.m.
Ricky Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Also featuring Bonnie Bishop. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. $30 general admission, $42 premium balcony. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
The class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, effective paddling/stroke, steering and falling/recovery techniques. Open to adults and children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be able to swim. Advance registration required. High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. $15 per person; $5 per car parking. 478-993-3053. 10-11 a.m.
GABBA Members Jam hosted by Royal Johnson. Special weekend guest: Jimmy Hall. Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave. More GABBAfest events Friday and Saturday. $45 weekend pass. gabba.org. 478-765-2822. Noon.
“Hold on Forever”
Perry United Methodist Church, 1002 Carroll St., Perry. (See Thursday, Sept. 22.) 2:30 p.m.
National Theatre Live: “The Threepenny Opera”
The Wellston Winds
Directed by Lloyd McDonald. Sponsored by the Warner Robins Community Concert Association. Auditorium, Houston County High School, 920 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. Free. wrconcert.org. 3 p.m.
The Celtic Company, Atlanta
Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Free. 478-745-3331. 4 p.m.