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Calendar of Middle Georgia arts and entertainment events from April 5

2019 Fired Works Patron & Preview Party

A special gathering to kick off the 14th annual Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale. Presented by Macon Arts Alliance at The Round Building at Central City Park, 150 Willie Smokie Glover Drive, Macon.

$40 advance, $50 at door. 6 p.m. April 5.

First Friday Art Crawl

Check out all the great art galleries open late with special events on April’s First Friday in downtown Macon. Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal, Ampersand Guild and Travis Jean at Cherry Street, Macon.

Free. 5 p.m. April 5.

The Wild Bunch

Fifty-year anniversary showing of director Sam Peckinpah’s masterpiece Western starring William Holden. Presented by Grand Opera House at 651 Mulberry St., Macon,

$5. 7 p.m. April 5.

Book Release Party

Celebrating release of “Dirt Road Visionary” by John Charles Griffin. Includes poetry reading and live music by Alexis Vear. Presented by Gallery West at Gallery West, 447 Third St., Macon.

Free. 5 p.m. April 5.

Charles D. King live album recording

National recording artist and Macon native Charles D. King returns home to record his first live album, featuring his popular brand of contemporary gospel music. Presented by Douglass Theatre at 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon.

$10, $20 VIP (first two rows). 7:30 p.m. April 5.

2019 Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale

The 14th annual exhibit features 58 potters from Georgia and the Southeast. Presented by Macon Arts Alliance at The Round Building at Central City Park, 150 Willie Smokie Glover Dr , Macon, Georgia 31201

$5. 6-9 p.m. April 5 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6-14.

Community Route Audit: Safe Routes to Parks Macon

Join other local folks for a one-day community walk and bike audit of routes to parks. Presented by Safe Routes to Parks Macon at Tattnall Square Park, College and Oglethorpe streets, Macon.

Free. 8:30 a.m. April 6.

Dragonfly Bio Blitz

Participants will help collect data and identify the different species of dragonflies on the park grounds. Presented by Ocmulgee National Monument at 1207 Emery Hwy., Macon.

Free. 9 a.m. April 6.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

Book and bargain lovers of all ages will find more than 55,000 gently used and like-new books in over 70 categories. Presented by Friends of the Library Macon at Riverstreet Corners, 2720 Riverside Drive, Macon.

Free admission. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 5 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6.

Beards, Bourbon and BBQ

An evening of food, fun, drinking and fellowship. Presented by The Cannonball House at 856 Mulberry St., Macon.

$25. $50 VIP (gets you in 1/2 hour early, one free cocktail and first in line for the bourbon tasting). 6 p.m. April 6.

Pop-Up Paint

In an acrylic paint session, Malissa Kelsey, of No Straight Lines Mobile Paint Parties will guide you from blank canvas to a work of art that you can be proud of. Presented by Ampersand Guild at 382 Cherry St., Lower Level, Macon.

$35. 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. April 6 and 6-8:30 p.m. April 25.

Vase Workshop for Adults

Learn how to make a vase using the coil technique, one of the most common techniques to make things from clay. Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal at 456 First St., Macon.

$25, includes all materials for one vase. 5 p.m. April 6.

Vase Workshop for Kids

Children 6-12 can learn how to make a vase using the coil technique, one of the most common techniques to make things from clay. Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal at 456 First St., Macon.

$25, includes all materials for one vase. 2 p.m. April 6.

Rock ‘N Rides 2019

Family event with live entertainment, food trucks and vehicles for everyone to explore from emergency vehicles to classic cars. Proceeds will go toward Junior League of Macon’s efforts to improve literacy and school readiness in the Middle Georgia area. Presented by Junior League of Macon at Central City Park, Willie Smokie Glover Drive, Macon.

$5, free kids 2 and younger. 9 a.m. April 6.

Spring Cleaning Flea Market Sale

Historic Macon Foundation has some wonderful items for sale at great prices. Presented by Historic Macon Foundation at Flea Market Warehouse, 357 Oglethorpe St., Macon.

Free admission. 9 a.m. April 6.

Fired Works Corks & Clay

Groups of 10 will work with two master potters on easy projects. Includes drinks, materials, and finished piece. Presented by Macon Arts Alliance at The Round Building at Central City Park, 150 Willie Smokie Glover Drive, Macon.

$30. 7:30-9 p.m. April 9.

How to Collect Art

Whether their budgets are large or small, anyone can become an art collector. Come hear from three art collectors in Macon — Jan Beeland, Jean Bragg, and Alexis Gregg — about their adventures collecting art and about how you can get started as an art collector. Light refreshments included. Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal at 456 First St., Macon, GA 31201

Free. 6:30 p.m. April 10.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time”

This play based on the popular novel presents a moving and thoughtful look at the unique challenges of raising an autistic child. Presented by Theatre Macon at 438 Cherry St., Macon.

$25, $20 seniors 60 and older, $15 military and students up to age 22. 8 p.m. April 5-6 and 12-13, 2:30 p.m. April 7 and 14, 7:30 p.m. April 11.

Vinyasa Yoga Spring Session

These yoga classes by Christina Lucia Murray will focus on breath connected to movement. Not only will these classes be adaptable to any skill level, but will help you gain flexibility, strength and reduce stress. Presented by Macon Arts Alliance at Mill Hill Community Arts Center, 213 Clinton Street, Macon.

Donation based. 6-7 p.m. Monday in April.

Warner Robins Spring Plant Sales

Come find the perfect plants and colors for your yard and help Keep Warner Robins Beautiful. Presented by Georgia Military College at Georgia Military College-Warner Robins Campus, 115 Prince St., Warner Robins.

Free admission. 9 a.m. April 6.

Rock Candy Tours Rock n’ Soul Van Tour

Rock and roll through Macon’s music history with a driving tour that traces the journey of southern rock and soul legends and their landmarks along the way. Presented by Rock Candy Tours at Visit Macon Downtown Welcome Center, 450 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased through rockcandytours.com. Saturdays through Dec. 28 at 10:00 a.m.

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