Out & About

10 Days Calendar

Hear Perpetual Groove perform at the Cox Capitol Theatre on Friday, June 2.
Hear Perpetual Groove perform at the Cox Capitol Theatre on Friday, June 2.


June 2

Marthalyn Fortson Opening Reception

Featuring paintings by Marthalyn Fortson and ceramic sculpture by Amy McCollough. Macon Arts Alliance Gallery, 486 First St. Free. maconartsalliance.org. 478-743-6940. 5-8 p.m.

“Spaced” Opening Reception

Featuring artwork by Casie Trace. A variety of work will be displayed, including paintings, mixed media pieces and digital illustrations. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments at the opening reception. Free. 478-238-6051. The 567 Center for Renewal, 456 First St. 6-9 p.m.

Progressive Wine Tasting Tour

Perry downtown merchants invite the public to make their toasts to kick off summer at a specialty wine tasting. $15 in advance on eventbrite.com; $20 at the event. Look for the ticket booth on the 900 block Carroll Street to check in and to receive wristbands and a list of participating merchants. More than 25 merchants are participating, offering a variety of wines and refreshing nonalcoholic, homemade drinks. 478-225-7626. 6-9 p.m.

“Everybody Talkin’ About Heaven Sho Ain’t Goin’ ”

An original gospel musical stage play written and directed by Venis Glover, in conjunction with Hurricane Productions. 478-742-2000. HurricaneProductions7@gmail.com. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7:30 p.m.

Perpetual Groove

With Funk You. Cox Capitol Theater, 382 Second St. $15-$23. coxcapitoltheatre.com. 8 p.m.

“Auntie Mame”

By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee; directed by Jim Crisp. Tickets are available online and at the door beginning an hour before show time. Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. $25 adults, $20 seniors (60+), $15 for children/students through age 22. theatremacon.com. theatremacon438@gmail.com. 8 p.m.


June 3

Tails on the Trails

Bring your four-legged companion to the plantation and enjoy a short hike on our history trail. After your hike, speak with representatives from local animal shelters about volunteer opportunities and the importance of proper pet care. Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette. $6.50 adults, $6 seniors (62+), $4 youth (6-17), free for children 5 and younger. 478-986-5172. gastateparks.org/jarrellplantation. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Peach Festival in Byron

Food, arts and crafts vendors and kids play area from 3-6 p.m. Live music begins at 7 p.m., and EG Kight and the Blue South Band take the stage at 9 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m. Free. gapeachfestival.com. 3-10:30 p.m.

“Where We Stand”

OurSong, the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chorus, presents its spring. High Street Unitarian Universalist Church, 1085 High St. Free. oursongatlanta.org. 1:30 p.m.

Hummingbird’s 12th Anniversary Party

With live performances from Stereotype, Royal Johnaon and the Pine Box Dwellers. Party starts at 2 p.m. Stereotype on stage from 6-8 p.m. 478-741-9130. The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, 430 Cherry St. 2 p.m.

“Everybody Talkin’ About Heaven Sho Ain’t Goin’ ”

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (See Friday, June 2.) 7:30 p.m.

“Auntie Mame”

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


June 4

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding for Beginners

Develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering and recovery techniques. After class, get a free one-hour paddle board rental. Register in advance. High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. $25, plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053. GaStateParks.org. 9:30-11 a.m.

“Auntie Mame”

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

Buddy Greene

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

“Everybody Talkin’ About Heaven Sho Ain’t Goin’ ”

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (See Friday, June 2.) 4:30 p.m.


June 5

Ocmulgee National Monument

Explore the mounds and walk the trails; discover what life was like here thousands of years ago. Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Free. 478-752-8257. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


June 6

Polar Bear Den

Story time plus crafts for ages 2-5. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. $5 per child; free for adults. masmacon.org. 478-477-3232. 10:30 a.m.


June 7

“The Lego Movie”

Part of the Summer Kids’ Flicks series. $4 ticket includes free box of popcorn and kid’s soda. amstarcinemas.com. AmStar Cinemas Macon 16, 5996 Zebulon Road. 10 a.m.

Poetic Peace Open Mic Nights

Open mic for poets, musicians, singers, comedians, lyrical emcees and more. Hosted by Y-O with DJ Ron and Soulistic. Midtown Key Club, 435 Third St. $5. 478-719-2054. 8 p.m.-midnight.


June 8

Summer Garden Party

Celebrate National Garden Week with hats and pearls in a beautiful Macon garden. This luncheon is sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of Macon Inc. and will feature door prizes and a raffle. 607 College St. $30. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call 478-742-0921 and leave a message. Noon.

International City Farmers’ Market

Featuring Georgia-grown/made foods. Local, seasonal produce, meat, milk and more. Watson Boulevard and Maple Street, in front of Perkins Field, Warner Robins. 478-225-7626. 1-6 p.m.

Routes of Rock Summer Tour

Students from Mullins Music, a nonprofit community music school in Florida will perform a concert in Macon. Free. mullinsmusic.org. Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave. 7 p.m.

Movie: “Get Out”

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $6. 478-742-2000. maconfilmguild.org. 7 p.m.


June 9

Real Talk Hip-Hop Summit Part I

Part of the Juneteenth Freedom Festival events. Hip-hop workshops and youth discussions on the realities of the industry and personal responsibility. Free. 478-718-8067. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 10 a.m.-noon.

Food Truck Friday

Featuring five to six food vendors, including dessert trucks, each week. Front parking lot, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. museumofaviation.org. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Rock Candy Tours: Free Birds and Night Owls Tour

Easy walking tour of Macon’s musical landmarks with pit stops at bars along the way. Reservations requested 24 hours in advance. Beginning at the Rookery, 543 Cherry St., ending at Grant’s Lounge. $10. 478-955-5997. rockcandytours@gmail.com. 7:30-9 p.m.


June 10

Wesleyan Market

Locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and jewelry by local artisans. Music and fun educational events also offered. Wesleyan College front campus. Free admission. 478-757-5233. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Peach Festival in Fort Valley

Food, arts and crafts vendors, live music and kids play area beginning at 9 a.m. Parade at 10 a.m. World’s Largest Peach Cobbler at 2 p.m. Beach Party at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m. Free. gapeachfestival.com. 9-10:30 p.m.

The Annual Al Everidge Jamboree

Hear local musicians, bands, a fiddlers session led by the legendary Frank Maloy (fiddler for the Uncle Ned’s Hayloft Jamboree band), along with the Fiddlin’ John Carson and staff musicians will participate. Refreshments will be served. Brick conference building inside the Georgia Farmers’ Market, Eisenhower Parkway. Free. Pete Hatfield, 478-955-2081 or petehat@cox.net. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

“Macon the Stage”

It’s the fourth year for the community-minded artistic exposition. Schedule: 1 p.m. in-depth mini professional seminar. 3-4:30 p.m. live presentation of artistic expression. 5:30 p.m. unveiling of a star for iconic blues legend Bessie Smith on the sidewalk in front of the Douglass, followed by a special reception and live performance by Macon vocalist Lachun “Chunnie” Brown singing and acting as Smith. 7 p.m. nine performances by various artists in the areas of spoken word poetry, song, comedy and dance, along with an awards presentation. Free. 478-254-0277. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 1 p.m.

Middle Georgia Derby Demons

See the home team in action again the Fort Stewart Rollergirls. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, free for kids ages 5 and younger. Profits from this season’s home games will benefit Crisis Line and Safe House. middlegeorgiaderby.com. Bibb Skate Arena, 5335 Hawkinsville Road. 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. first whistle blows.


June 11

Fort Hawkins Historic Site

Explore the early American frontier fort, Blockhouse Replica and archaeological dig site. Maynard Street at Emery Highway. 478-746-0704. forthawkins.com. Noon-4 p.m.

Hay Day

Hay Days are a biannual events that are free and open to the public. This event will feature self guided tours of the house, and free crafts for children. Come see the ongoing restoration of the Bedroom Level and learn more about the Victorian language of the fan. Free entry. 478-742-8155. hayhousemacon.org. Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. 1-4 p.m.

Macon Film Guild: “Graduation”

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

Juneteenth Book and Film Celebration

Part of Juneteenth Freedom Festival events. This celebration promotes literacy self-expression though writing and film with creative workshops, readings, featuring author Nia Walker and other special guests, and a dynamic film screening. 478-718-8067. Free. Frank Johnson Recreation Center, 2227 Mercer University Drive. 4-8 p.m.