Out & About

10 Days

Hear the Choral Society of Middle Georgia present Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10.
Hear the Choral Society of Middle Georgia present Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10.

Friday

Dec. 2

Holiday Open House and Artisan Marketplace

Featuring local and regional artisans Joy Stanley, paintings, Nancy Barnes, jewelry, David Lanier, woodwork, Roger Clark, pottery, Biron Teas, Nummy Buns, Treehouse Macarons and more. Travis Jean, 522 Cherry St. 2-9 p.m.

“The Polar Express”

Seating is first come, first served. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 301 Cherry St. Free admission; popcorn and drinks will be for sale. gshf.org. 478-752-1585. 5 p.m.

Paul Hornsby and Holiday Open House

CD release party for Paul Hornsby’s new release, “Red Hot.” Music by Dos Blues Guys. Kirk West, John Griffin and Willie Perkins will be signing their books. Free. Gallery West, 447 Third St. 478-972-1598. 5-9 p.m.

Woven Together

The three featured panels include paintings from Beth Smith, illustrations from Marcos Velez-Acevedo and a collaborative fiber arts installation from Sarah Cooper. Ampersand Guild Hall, 503 Fifth St., second floor. Free. 6-9 p.m.

“Lessons and Carols”

Presented by the Mercer University Singers, Jack Mitchener, organist, and Mercer Brass Choir. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. Free. mercer.edu/music. 7:30 p.m.

Festival of Praise Tour

Featuring artists such as Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Israel Houghton, Karen Clark Sheard, Regina Belle and Casey J. Hosted by comedian Earthquake. $42-$72. ticketmaster.com. City Auditorium, 415 First St. 8 p.m.

“The Wiz”

Presented by Theatre Macon. Directed by Jim Crisp, choreography by Danielle Bocchino, music direction by Athens Carter. $25 adults, $20 seniors (60 and up), $15 children/students through age 22. 478-746-9485. theatremacon.com. Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. 8 p.m.

“Edgy Bits”

An evening of short plays about women on the edge. Strong, adult language and situations. Not for children. Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College. $10 full price, $5 seniors, students and alumnae, free for Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. wesleyancollege.edu. 8 p.m.

Saturday

Dec. 3

Robins Regional Christmas Parade

Featuring pageant winners, marching bands, school teams, civic groups and businesses from across the midstate. Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins. 10 a.m.

“The Wiz”

Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. (See Friday, Dec. 2.) 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Lake Tobesofkee Christmas Boat Parade

Meet Santa at 3 p.m. for hot chocolate and cookies before the boat parade begins at 6 p.m. $3 per person; free for children 6 and younger. Claystone Park, Lake Tobesofkee. 478-474-8770. 3 p.m.

“Lessons and Carols”

St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. (See Friday, Dec. 2.) 7:30 p.m.

Blues with a Mission

Featuring Barry Darnell and the Mobile Slim. Benefits the Navy SEAL Foundation. Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. $10 per person or two for $15. 478-957-7728. libraryballroom.com. 8 p.m.

“Edgy Bits”

Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College. (See Friday, Dec. 2.) 8 p.m.

Sunday

Dec. 4

“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play”

The Backlot Players present Joe Landry’s radio play adaptation of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” $15 adults; $12 seniors, students and active military. Rose Theater, 21 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. thebacklotplayers.org. 2:30 p.m.

Main Street Macon Christmas Parade

Theme: “A Merry Macon Christmas,” celebrating all of the things about Macon and the holidays that bring joy to our lives. mainstreetmaconga.com. Cherry Street, downtown Macon. 3-6 p.m.

Otis Redding Foundation Dream Choir

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

“Every Family Got Issues”

An inspirational dramedy written by Ronald Boo Parker. Presented by Soulgood Productions. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $20 advance, $25 at door. 478-742-2000. douglasstheatre.org. 7 p.m.

Monday

Dec. 5

McDuffie Student Concert

Presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. Seating is very limited and is first-come, first-served. Doors open 30 minutes beforehand. Bell House Salon, 315 College St. Free. mercer.edu/music. 7 p.m.

Tuesday

Dec. 6

Drive Thru Christmas Lights

Cruise through more than one mile of Christmas lights and decorations visible from your vehicle. Tickets must be purchased on site. The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. $5 per vehicle or $20 per bus. 706-647-6374. therockranch.com. 6-10 p.m.

Wednesday

Dec. 7

“Nutcracker”

Presented by the Nutcracker of Middle Georgia. Grand Opera House 651 Mulberry St. $18-$25 adults, $10 students. 478-301-5470. midganutcracker.com. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

Dec. 8

Morning Music Club Christmas Concert

Seasonal program with an audience singalong. C. David Keith will be conducting the choir with Cam Bishop as accompanist. Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College. Free. wesleyancollege.edu. 10:30 a.m.

“Nutcracker”

Grand Opera House. (See Wednesday, Dec. 7.) 7:30 p.m.

Mercer University Orchestra

Conducted by Ward Stare. Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Free. mercer.edu/music. 7:30 p.m.

“The Wiz”

Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. (See Friday, Dec. 2.) 7:30 p.m.

Friday

Dec. 9

Country Christmas Nights

Enjoy Santa’s Workshop, photos with Santa, trolley rides through more than one mile of Christmas lights, dinner at the Christmas Cafe, an enchanted locomotive train ride and more. The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. $5-$22. 706-647-6374. therockranch.com. 5:30-9:30 p.m.

“Saving Christmas, Again”

Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. $10 adults, $5 children. 478 929-4579. 7 p.m.

Handel’s “Messiah”

Presented by the Choral Society of Middle Georgia, Mercer University Choir and Mercer University Orchestra. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. $10. mercer.edu/music. 7:30 p.m.

“Nutcracker”

Grand Opera House. (See Wednesday, Dec. 7.) 7:30 p.m.

“Willy Wonka”

Musical. Directed by Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss. Children under 5 not admitted. Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. $20 adults, $15 seniors (60+), $10 students (up to 23). 478-477-3342. maconlittletheatre.org. 8 p.m.

“The Wiz”

Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. (See Friday, Dec. 2.) 8 p.m.

Saturday

Dec. 10

Second Saturday at the Tubman

Enjoy holiday demonstrations, arts and crafts activities, carol sing-alongs, storytime for the kids, and pictures with Santa in front of the Christmas tree. Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St. Tubmanmuseum.com. 1-4 p.m.

“Saving Christmas, Again”

Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. (See Friday, Dec. 9.) 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Nutcracker”

Grand Opera House. (See Wednesday, Dec. 7.) 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Celtic Christmas

Annual concert featuring Robin Bullock and Steve Baughman. Includes vocal music, guitars and other folk instruments. $20 adults; $10 students. Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College. acousticproductions.com. 7 p.m.

Handel’s “Messiah”

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. (See Friday, Dec. 9.) 7:30 p.m.

“Willy Wonka”

Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. (See Friday, Dec. 9.) 8 p.m.

“The Wiz”

Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. (See Friday, Dec. 2.) 8 p.m.

Sunday

Dec. 11

Ice Skating

Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. Regular admission is $10; military rate is $8. maconcentreplex.com. 1-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m.

Macon Film Guild: “Mia Madre”

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $5. 478-742-2000. maconfilmguild.org. 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

“Nutcracker”

Grand Opera House. (See Wednesday, Dec. 7.) 2:30 p.m.

“Saving Christmas, Again”

Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. (See Friday, Dec. 9.) 2:30 p.m.

“Willy Wonka”

Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. (See Friday, Dec. 9.) 2:30 p.m.

“The Wiz”

Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. (See Friday, Dec. 2.) 2:30 p.m.

“Sing & Rejoice!”

Presented by the Mercer University Youth Choirs. Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave. $10 per person; $40 per family. mercer.edu/music. 3 p.m.

Welcome to Cat Café!

An exhibit of photography by Thomas C. Ellington in cooperation with Kitty City Cat Rescue. Kitty City Cat Rescue will have cats available for adoption. Ampersand Guild Hall, 503 Fifth St., second floor. Free admission. ampersandguild.com. 4-8 p.m.

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