Out & About

10 Days Calendar

FRIDAY

MAY 8

CHEF JENNIFER BOOKER

5:30-7 p.m., Robinson Home Store, 470 First St. Chef Jennifer Booker will sign her new cookbook, “Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent.” 478-738-0610.

MUSIC IN THE “MACON”

7 p.m., Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St., (see story on this page).

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S CHOIR

7:30 p.m., Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Hear these 68 young people in concert, joined for a few songs by the Mercer Children’s Choir. Free. www.music.mercer.edu.

“DANCES FOR FUN” SPRING FLING

7:30-10:30 p.m., Social Hall of St. Joseph Church, 830 New St. Social dancing and music for all by the Good Vibrations Band. Dress is Sunday best. $20, $10 students with ID. 478-743-7970.

“DESPICABLE ME” MOVIE

8 p.m., Luther Williams Field, Central City Park, downtown Macon. Bring blankets and chairs or sit in the stands. Concessions for sale, but outside food and drink are permitted. Free. 478-751-9280.

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST”

8 p.m., Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Directed by Weldon Ledbetter. $18 adults; $15 seniors ages 60 and older; $10 students ages 5-23. www.maconlittletheatre.org. 478-477-3342.

SATURDAY

MAY 9

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Rock Ranch, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock. Pick your own strawberries, enjoy strawberry treats, meet Strawberry Shortcake and visit the ranch’s other fun attractions. $10; free for ages 3 and younger. www.therockranch.com.

BIRDS OF PREY

10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway. Watch Dale Arrowood perform flight demonstrations with owls, falcons, hawks and a turkey vulture. Free. 478-752-8257.

MACON SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Fickling Hall, Mercer University. The full orchestra, string orchestra and chamber ensembles will perform to cap off the season. Free. 478-301-5502.

JOHN MCCUTCHEON

7:30 p.m., Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Bluegrass music. $20 in advance; $22 at the door. 478-742-2000.

NEO SOUL: A SOUL SISTER AFFAIR

8-10 p.m., Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Gospel music with Avery Sunshine and special guest Blak Pearl. $40 in advance; $45 day of. www.thegrandmacon.com.

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST”

8 p.m., Macon Little Theatre, (see Friday, May 8).

SUNDAY

MAY 10

STATE FARMERS MARKET

8 a.m.-dark, 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. Farmers from across Georgia selling fresh produce, plus a variety of dealers and businesses. Free.

SUMMER ICE SKATING

Noon, Macon Coliseum, 200 Coliseum Drive. $12; group rates available. Concessions for sale. 478-751-9232. www.maconcentreplex.com.

“TIMBUKTU” MOVIE

2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by the Macon Film Guild. $6. www.maconfilmguild.org.

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST”

2:30 p.m., Macon Little Theatre, (see Friday, May 8).

MUSIC AND THE ARTS AT VINEVILLE

4 p.m., Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Performance by the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra chamber ensembles and soloists. Free. 478-745-3331.

SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES

6 p.m., Coleman Hill Park, downtown Macon. Featuring Margo and the Pricetags. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Picnics and pets are welcome. Free. www.braggjam.org.

MONDAY

MAY 11

HIGHLIGHTS FROM WESLEYAN’S COLLECTION

1-5 p.m., West Gallery, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. Favorite paintings, works on paper and recent acquisitions are on display. Free. 478-757-5189.

TUESDAY

MAY 12

MILLEDGEVILLE MARKETPLACE

4-7 p.m., Market Park Pavilion, 222 E. Hancock St., Milledgeville. Shop a variety of produce and more from local and regional vendors. Free admission. www.milledgevillemainstreet.com.

WEDNESDAY

MAY 13

SENIOR CINEMA: “BLACK OR WHITE”

2 p.m., Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The movie is free for senior citizens. 478-742-2000.

THURSDAY

MAY 14

ORGANIST JONATHAN ALAN POE

10:30 a.m., Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. Presented by the Morning Music Club of Macon. Free. www.wesleyancollege.edu.

HISTORIC MACON FOUNDATION PRESERVATION WORKSHOP

5:30 p.m., Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. Topic: “The Dangers of Deferred Maintenance.” www.historicmacon.org.

SKETCHING

6-7 p.m., Nola Bantley Library, 721 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. 478-396-9198.

WINE TASTING

6-8 p.m., WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Try eight wines with appetizers. $10. www.winestylesmacon.com. 478-474-9595.

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST”

8 p.m., Macon Little Theatre, (see Friday, May 8).

FRIDAY

MAY 15

ALL BREED DOG SHOW

3-9 p.m., McGill Marketplace, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry. Hosted by the Middle Georgia Kennel Club. Free for spectators. www.middlegakennelclub.com.

MACON SINGLES CLUB DANCE

7-11:30 p.m., American Legion Post 3, 5530 Thomaston Road. Music by DJ Jim Wells. $5. 478-474-7799.

“IDENTITY”: A THEATRICAL MIME WORSHIP PRODUCTION

7:30 p.m., Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Featuring Imime Youth, Hayiya Dance Theatre and Ignite Dance Ministry. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 478-747-1735.

“SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY”

8 p.m., Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Presented by the Backlot Players. $15 adults; $12 seniors, students and military; $10 per person for groups of 10 or more. 478-994-0443.

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST”

8 p.m., Macon Little Theatre, (see Friday, May 8).

SATURDAY

MAY 16

TUBMAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

11 a.m., parade from the old location at 340 Walnut St., to the new museum at 310 Cherry St. Museum opens at 1 p.m. for $5 guided tours. www.tubmanmuseum.com.

ADULT FIELD DAY

Noon, Luther Williams Field, Central City Park, downtown Macon. Relays and other fun games for teams of adults. Come participate or just watch the action. Hosted by Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation. $150 per team to enter; free to watch. 478-751-7694.

PAN-AFRICAN FESTIVAL

1-7 p.m., Cherry Street Plaza, downtown Macon. Live music, art, food, cultural events, entertainment and more. Also happening at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17. Free. www.tubmanmuseum.com.

CAROLINE AIKEN

7:30 p.m., Library Ballroom, 652 Mulberry St. Caroline Aiken CD release party with Doug Peters and Eddie Glikin. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 478-957-7728.

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST”

8 p.m., Macon Little Theatre, (see Friday, May 8).

“SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY”

8 p.m., Rose Theater, (see Friday, May 15).

SUNDAY

MAY 17

ALL BREED DOG SHOW

9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, (see Friday, May 15).

FINE ART SPRING SHOW

1-5 p.m., Landings Club House, 309 Stathams Way, Warner Robins. Free. 478-396-9198.

“SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY”

2 p.m., Rose Theater, (see Friday, May 15).

RIVERKEEPER RALLY

2 p.m. float, 4-6 p.m. barbecue and music, Porter Pavilion, Amerson RIver Park. Rent a kayak from Ocmulgee Expeditions or bring your own boat for the float; enjoy music by Gringo Grande. Cash bar. Free admission; donations accepted.

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST”

2:30 p.m., Macon Little Theatre, (see Friday, May 8).

“SONGS FOR A SPRING DAY”

3 p.m. May 17, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. The Mercer University Children’s Choir closes its season with sacred and secular songs. $10. www.music.mercer.edu.

BIENNIAL CITYWIDE UNITY SERVICE

6 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 582 Walnut St. With the Rev. Chester J. Fontenot Jr. Free. 478-745-0427.

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