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Calendar of things to do in Middle Georgia the week of April 12-18

Soap Box Derby, a concert and all the pets you can imagine this weekend in Middle Georgia

Here is a list of events happening in Middle Georgia between April 12 and April 14, 2019.
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Here is a list of events happening in Middle Georgia between April 12 and April 14, 2019.

MERCE JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Join the ensemble to hear Toshiko Akiyoshi, whose music is distinctive for its texture and for its Japanese influence while also firmly incorporating the essence of jazz greats from Eillington to Charles Mingus. She perform her masterworks from the East. Presented by Townsend School of Music - Mercer University at Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building - Mercer University, 1329 Adams St., Macon

Free. 7:30 p.m. April 12.

POETRY & SPOKEN WORD

Join us every second Friday for poetry and spoken word from members of our talented local community. Presented by Ampersand Guild at Ampersand Guild, 382 Cherry St., Lower Level, Macon.

$10, $5 for performers. 7 p.m. April 12.

SPECIAL MOVIE

A special Easter season showing of ‘Quo Vaids?’ a movie that depicts a fierce Roman commander (Robert Taylor) becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage (Deborah Kerr) and begins questioning everything going on under the rule of Nero, even as the apostles Peter and Paul try to find their way after the death of Jesus. Presented by Grand Opera House at The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street, Macon.

$5. 7 p.m. April 12.

CERAMICS SHOW & SALE

The 14th Annual Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale features 58 potters from Georgia and the Southeast. Presented by Macon Arts Alliance at The Round Building at Central City Park, 150 Willie Smokey Glover Dr. , Macon.

$5. 9 a.m.,11 a.m.,1 p.m. Through April 14.

CORKS & CANVAS

Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or other beverage to sip on, bring a friend, and learn to create an 11 by 14 painting. No painting experience required. An artist will guide you through the steps. Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal at The 567 Center for Renewal, 456 1st St., Macon.

$28, includes all materials (except the drinks). 7 p.m. April 12.

MAKE A MUG CLASS

Artist Yen-Ting Chiu will lead this class to show you how to create a beautifully textured mug in a few simple steps. Your mug will not be glazed during this class. You can come back during our studio hours to glaze your mug for no extra charge with one choice of glaze color. Presented by Yen-Ting Chiu Ceramics and stARTup Studios at Startup Studios, 1055 Riverside Dr., Suite A, Macon.

$35 per person/per mug. All materials are included. 6 p.m. April 12.

BIBLE BELT BURLESQUE

Join Bible Belt Burlesque for a “peek under the covers” in a show featuring singing, dancing and so much more, all to the sublime sounds of covers of your favorite songs. Presented by Ampersand Guild at Ampersand Guild, 382 Cherry St., Lower Level, Macon.

$15 general admission. $20 at the door. 9 p.m. April 13.

YOUTH CHOIRS CABARET

Support the Mercer University Youth Choirs Scholarship Fund and enjoy good music, all-you-can-eat desserts, and a silent auction. Presented by Mercer University Youth Choirs at First Baptist Church of Christ, Townsend School of Music Mercer University 1501 Mercer University Dr., Macon.

$10 for adults. Children free. 7:00 pm. April 13.

Wesleyan Market

This fun community event features a variety of locally -grown and produced items from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and jewelry by local artisans. Presented by Wesleyan College at Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Rd., Macon.

Free. 9 a.m. April 13.

SHAKESPEARE IN JAZZ

Award-winning composer and pianist, Daniel Kelly brilliantly reinterprets texts from Shakespeare’s most beloved plays with powerhouse jazz vocalist Frederick Johnson. Presented by Douglass Theatre at Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon,

$25 advance. $30 at door. 7 p.m. April 13.



U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY BAND

For more than 60 years, the Academy Band has used the power of music to honor our nation’s heroes, inspire Air Force personnel and the nation they serve, produce innovative musical programs and products, and communicate Air Force excellence to millions. Presented by Grand Opera House at The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Macon.

Free. First come, first serve. At the Box Office. 7 p.m. April 13.

MAGNOLIA SOAP BOX DERBY

Come and watch a community and education driven soap box derby racing in historic downtown Macon. Presented by Middle Georgia State University at Washington Park, College St., Macon.

Free. 10 a.m. April 13.

Coffee & Canvas

Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal at The 567 Center for Renewal, 456 1st St., Macon.

$28 includes all materials. 2 p.m. April 13.

KOOL-AID & CANVAS

For kids age 6-12. Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal at The 567 Center for Renewal, 456 1st St., Macon.

$20 includes all materials. 10:30 a.m. April 13.

KNIT & CROCHET CLASS

A certified instructor is offering a 3-hour class knitting and crocheting class. Presented by Yarn and Needles and Hooks, oh my! at Hobby Lobby, 5019 Riverside Dr., Macon.

$40 plus minimal supplies. 10 a.m. April 13.

USA DANCE CHAPTER PARTY

Join a great evening of dance, music and camaraderie on when we will raffle off two tickets to the Dancing Stars of Central Georgia event taking place in May with proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. Presented by USA Dance-Greater Macon Chapter at Howard Community Center, 5645 Forsyth Rd., Macon.

Free. 7:30 p.m., April 13.

WOMEN’S CHAMBER CHOIR

Enjoy music and singing by Mercer Women’s Chamber Choir with Dr. Stanley Roberts conducting. Presented by Townsend School of Music - Mercer University at Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building - Mercer University, 1329 Adams St., Macon

Free, 4 p.m. April 14.

STRING ORCHESTRA

The String Orchestra from Mercer University performs for your enjoyment. Presented by Warner Robins Community Concert Association at First United Methodist Church, 205 North Davis Dr., Warner Robins.

$15 adults. Students free. 3 p.m. April 14.

MACON FILM GUILD

Come view a film written and directed by Paraguayan filmmaker Marcelo Martinessi, the film premiered in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival winning Silver Bear for Best Actress and the Alfred Bauer (Silver Bear) and FIPRESCI prizes for Best Film. Presented by Macon Film Guild at Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon.

$5. 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. April 14.

THEATRE MACON PLAY

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” is a best-selling book and a moving and thoughtful look at the unique challenges of raising an autistic child. Presented by Theatre Macon at Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St., Macon.

$25 adults. $20 seniors. $15 students/military. 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. April 5 through April 14.

KID’S BAT CRAFT

Come celebrate National Bat Day with crafts. Make bats that will hang up, fold their wings, and catch our paper clip insects. Presented by Ocmulgee National Monument at Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway, Macon.

Free. 3 p.m. April 14.

STUDENTS SPRING RECITAL

Students at Wesleyan College Music offer songs at the Spring recital. Presented by Wesleyan College at Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Rd., Macon.

Free. 7 p.m. April 15.

FABIAN CONCERT SERIES

The Fabian series closes on a high note, welcoming soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian for an evening of Brahms and Dvorak. Presented by Townsend School of Music - Mercer University at Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building - Mercer University, 1329 Adams St., Macon.

$15. Free with valid student ID. 7:30 p.m. April 16.

MERCER WIND ENSEMBLE

Both bands will be “charged up” for this concert of eclectic wind music that is certain to appeal to the musical palette of all music lovers across the Middle Georgia region. The special guest will be the Central High School Symphonic Band, with Michael Scott as conductor. Presented by Townsend School of Music - Mercer University at Central High School “Chargers” Auditorium, 2155 Napier Ave., Macon.

Free. 7:30 p.m. April 16.

HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ CONCERT

Students from several Bibb high schools will present a jazz concert, led by Jazz Artist in Residence Brad Goode. Presented by Jazz Association of Macon and Bibb County School District at Howard High School, 6400 Forsyth Rd., Macon,

Free. 6:30 p.m. April 16.



MUSIC FOR HOLY THURSDAY

Gather for a 30-minute program of solos, duets, and organ music in the beautiful historic St. Joseph Catholic Church, calling to mind the events and mood of Holy Week. 830 Poplar St., Macon. Presented by St. Joseph Catholic Church at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St., Macon.

Free.

SOLO PERFORMANCE

A solo performance by Kaylee Warfield. Presented by Georgia College Theatre and Georgia College & State University at Campus Black Box Theatre, 137 W. Hancock St., Milledgeville,

Free. 7:30 p.m. April 17 though April 18.



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