Christmas at the Mansion
The 1829 Old Governor’s Mansion has been turned into a showcase of the season. $10, $7 seniors, $2 students. 478-445-4545. www.gcsu.edu/mansion. 120 S. Clarke St., Milledgeville. Through Dec. 22. Candlelight tours at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 16 and 19.
The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia
Witness the magic of this Christmas tradition in its 33rd season. $22. 478-301-5470. www.midganutcracker.com. The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St., Macon. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10.
“Believe in CHRISTmas”
A seasonal musical cantata. Free. 478-935-8632. www.lizellabaptist.net. Lizella Baptist Church, 2950 S. Lizella Road, Lizella. 11 a.m. Dec. 10.
More than 200 dancers, ages 3 and older, from the Georgia College Community Dance Program and Department of Theatre and Dance, will perform. $12, $8 for Georgia College students and children younger than 12. 478-445-8289. www.gcsu.edu. Georgia College, 231 W, Hancock St, Milledgeville. 7 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 2 p.m. Dec. 10.
Sound of the Season: A Christmas Musical Showcase
Presented by the Backlot Players and featuring Monroe County’s finest talents. Families welcome to take pictures. $15, $12 Students, seniors and military, $10 groups of 10 or more. 478-994-0443. www.thebacklotplayers.org. The Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9.
Come visit and take your own photos with Santa, superheroes, princesses, therapy puppies and Star Wars characters. Play games, win prizes, enjoy lunch and baked goods and do some Christmas shopping. Music provided by DJ JLaw, Laws of Music. All proceeds go to cancer research and families fighting cancer. $5 per child, adults free, donations welcomed. Game tickets and food extra. 478-731-5292. www.lovealwaysbeccajean.org. Windsor Academy practice gym, 4150 Jones Road, Macon. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9.
Featuring Robin Bullock and Steve Baughman playing seasonal songs on guitar, mandolin and cittern. $20. 478-477-1110. www.wesleyancollege.edu/concert. Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9.
Christmas Cantata: Christmas Through Grandma’s Eyes
Celebration of Christ’s birth through song, dance and a skit. Free with donation of hoods or gloves. 478-743-8413. New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1465 Burton Ave., Macon. 3 p.m. Dec. 16.
Senior Citizen Christmas Luncheon
Hosted by Macon-Bibb County. Free. www.maconconventioncenter.com. Only 500 tickets available on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets can be picked up from the Mayor’s Office in Government Center. 700 Poplar Street. Groups are allowed to only pick up a maximum of 10 tickets. Ballroom at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon. 1:30 p.m. Dec. 15.
John Berry’s Christmas Concert
Macon favorite returns for the holiday’s for the 19th year. $35.50. 478-301-5470. www.thegrandmacon.com. The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St., Macon. 7:30-10 p.m. Dec. 22.
Perry Buzzard Drop
The 1980s tribute band The Breakfast Club will headline the event, playing on the lawn of the former courthouse on the 800 block of Carroll Street in downtown Perry, starting at 9 p.m. Food and spirit vendors will be there. 478-988-2720. www.perry-ga.gov. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31.
FESTIVALS AND FAIRS
The Choral Society of Middle Georgia and the Mercer University Choir performs George Frideric Handel’s holiday classic. $10. 478-216-7841. firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar Street, Macon. 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10.
Lee Roy Parnell
Country music star whose hits include “A Little Bit Of You” and “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am.” $20-25. 478-257-6391. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St., Macon. 8 p.m. Dec. 9.
The Ten Tenors
Australia’s premier vocal group, return to the U.S. for a holiday tour. Range of ticket prices. 478-994-2031. monroefinearts.org. Monroe County Fine Arts Center, 27 Brooklyn Ave., Forsyth. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15.
Third Thursday Organ Interludes
Nelda Chapman, organist and director of music at St. Joseph Catholic Church will perform. Free. 478-394-4720 or 478-745-1631. $10 lunch available after concert. Donations to the Vision 20/20 Fund are welcomed. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St., Macon. Noon Dec. 21.
Warner Robins band plays classic and Southern rock with some country mixed in. 478 225-5929. 20’s Club, 3076 Riverside Drive, Macon. 9 p.m. Dec. 22.
JJ Grey & Mofro
Southern rock band will perform cuts from their new album “Ol’ Glory.” $35-$35. 478-257-6391. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St., Macon. 8 p.m. Dec. 28.
Woori Kim Smith
Piano virtuoso will present the program that she will be performing at Carnegie Hall later this spring. Part of the Music and the Arts series. Free. 478-745-3331. vinevillemethodist.com. Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. 4 p.m. Jan. 7.
The concert will benefit Mary Persons High School’s Best Buddies Chapter. $15, $10 for students. 478-994-2031. monroefinearts.org. Monroe County Fine Arts Center, 27 Brooklyn Ave., Forsyth. 7 p.m. Jan 26.
Willie Nelson and Family
The country legend comes to town, with special guests Los Lonely Boys. $48.50, $68.50 and $88.50. 478-751-9232. www.maconcentreplex.org/auditorium. Macon City Auditorium, 15 First St., Macon. 8 p.m. Feb. 7.
The Tony-winning musical based on the popular comic strip. $20, $18 military, seniors 60 and older, students with IDs, youths ages 3-18. 478-987-5354. www.perryplayers.org. 909 Main St., Perry. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10, 14-17, 2 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17.
“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”
The hit musical based on the beloved animated film. $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 60 and older and $15 for children and students through age 22. 478-746-9485. www.theatremacon.com. Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St., Macon. 8 p.m. Dec. 8-9 and 15-16, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17.
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
A couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting probably the most inventively awful kids in history. $16, $14 military seniors and students. 478-929-4579. wrlt.org. Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. 8 p.m. Dec. 8-9.
The Tony-winning musical based on the popular comic strip. $20 adults, $15 seniors 60 and older, $10 students to age 23. 478-471-7529. www.maconlittletheatre.org. Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road, Macon. 8 p.m. Dec. 8-9 and 13-16, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17.
Children’s Dinner Theater
“Gifts: A Christmas Story,” a food and supply drive for Rosa Taylor Elementary School. Free. 478-477-6646. Northminster Presbyterian Church, 565 Wimbish Road, Macon. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10.
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. 12:55 p.m. Jan. 27.
Christmas Ballroom Dance
Sponsored by USA Dance Chapter No. 6059. Music by DJ Chester Gibbs. $8 members, $12 non-members, $5 students with ID. Donations accepted. 478-442-7525. Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road, Macon. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 9.
Oak Grove Jamboree & Opry House
Dancing and country music. Oak Grove Community Center, 1134 Ga. 126 South, Cochran. Free. 478-308-4559. 6:30-10 p.m. Friday.
Ole Clinton Opry
Hollonville Opry House
Patchwork, Line Creek Bluegrass and Don Mattingly & The Country Dreamers Band. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Ga. 362, Hollonville. Free; operated on donations. 770-228-4832 or hollonvilleopry.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
South onto Powersville Road off Ga. 247 Connector between Warner Robins and Ga. 49. Free. 478-328-0678. 4-9 p.m. Saturday; Also open 7 p.m. Monday night, jam and open mic.
Wagon House Opry
Drawing at 9 p.m. 699 Altman Road, Haddock. Donations at the door will be accepted. Contact Randy, 478-363-1274. 6-9 p.m. second, third and fifth Saturday of each month.
“A Madea Christmas”
The popular film character spreads her own brand of holiday cheer. Free. 478-743-8544. www.tubmanmuseum.com. Tune car radio to 91.9 FM for sound. Parking lot of Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St, Macon. 6 p.m. Dec. 10.
A “painted” animated feature that explores the mystery of the last days of Vincent van Gogh’s life, using techniques that pay tribute to the painter’s distinctive vision. $5. 478-742-2000. maconfilmguild.org. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10.
“The Polar Express”
Animated holiday film starring Tom Hanks. Appearance by Santa Claus. Free. Hot chocolate and popcorn while supplies last. 478-621-6281. Historic Macon Teminal Station, 200 Cherry St., Macon. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 20.
“The Polar Express”
Animated holiday film starring Tom Hanks. Free. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon. 1 p.m. Dec. 23.
“It’s a Wonderful Life”
The holiday classic on the big screen. Free. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. The Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon. 4 p.m. Dec. 23.
Romantic holiday musical comedy-drama. Free. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org. 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon. 7 p.m. Dec. 23.
Remembering Revolutionary hero Casimir Pulaski
Savannah authors Joan and Mel Gordon will discuss their new historical novel “Pulaski: The Forgotten Hero of Two Worlds.” Free. 478-892-3155. www.orls.org. M.E. Roden Library, 151 Commerce St., Hawkinsville. 5 p.m. Dec. 12.
Dick Frame Fun Run
5K and 1 mile races to benefit the Georgia Chapter of ALS Association. $25. 478-320-7994. www.framefunrun.com. First Presbyterian Day School, 5671 Calvin Drive, Macon. 5K begins at 8:30 a.m., 1 mile beings at 9 a.m. Jan. 6.
State Farmers Market
Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round. 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. 6 a.m.-10 a.m. daily.
Locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and jewelry by local artisans. Wesleyan College front campus. Free admission. 478-757-5233. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 92.
Milledgeville Farmers Market & Second Saturday
Featuring a variety of local vendors. Held in conjunction with The Green Market. The Pavilion, 222 E. Hancock Street, Milledgeville. 478-414-4014. www.milledgevillemainstreet.com. 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 10.
Locally grown and produced vegetables, dairy, meat, desserts and more. Tattnall Square Park. Free to attend. www.chwg.org. 3:30-7 p.m. Dec. 13.
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. Facebook.com/internationalcityfarmersmarket. 1-6 p.m. Dec. 14.
Original Farmers Market of Perry
Local produce, baked goods, flowers, eggs and more. Abba House Thrift Store parking lot, 1309 Main St., Perry. 478-954-5445. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 9.
Winter solstice celebration
The service will include readings and music about seasonal changes. Free. 478-741-1714. hsuuc.org. High Street Unitarian Universalist Church, 1085 High St., Macon. 7 p.m. Dec. 21.
First public planning meeting for arts and culture festival at Historic Mill Hill Auditorium
Mercer Service Scholars will present their findings and recommendations for this festival based on extensive interviews with residents, groups and stakeholders in east Macon and members of the community will have an opportunity to share ideas for the festival. Free. 478‐320‐0709. Rosa Jackson Community Center, 1211 Maynard St., Macon. 7 p.m. Dec. 11.
All That Jazz Concert & Ball
Headlining the fundraiser for the Tubman Museum is soul legend Peabo Bryson is joined by R&B, gospel and jazz singer-songwriter, Regina Belle. the after-concert dance party is hosted by AJ the DJ. $1,200 per table of eight, balcony seats $35 until Jan. 13, then $40. 478-743-8544. www.tubmanmuseum.com. Macon City Auditorium, 415 First Street, Macon. 7 p.m. Jan. 27.
CALL FOR ENTRIES/AUDITIONS
Auditions for Theatre Macon’s production of “Company”
Roles in the Sondheim musical for ages 20-60 for men and women. The role of “Bobby” has been cast. Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song of your choice. Bring sheet music for the audition accompanist to use. Performance dates are Feb. 9-18. See www.theatremacon.com for character breakdowns and more information. 478-746-9485. Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Macon. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11.
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