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THEATER

“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST”

8 p.m. May 15-16; 2:30 p.m. May 17, Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Directed by Weldon Ledbetter. For reservations, call 478-477-3342 or 478-471-7529. $18 adults, $15 seniors ages 60 and older, $10 students ages 5-23. www.maconlittletheatre.org.

“IDENTITY”: A MIME WORSHIP THEATRICAL PRODUCTION

7:30 p.m. May 15, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Presented by Nick Farley and IMIME Inc. Featuring IMIME Youth, Hayiya Dance Theatre and Ignite Dance Ministry. Tickets can be purchased at www.douglasstheatre.org or 478-747-1735. www.imime.org. $10 advance; $15 at door.

“SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY”

8 p.m. May 15-16 and 22-23; 2 p.m. May 17 and 24, Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Presented by the Backlot Players. Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office or by calling 478-994-0443. $15 adults; $12 seniors, students and military; $10 per person for groups of 10 or more.

“VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE”

8 p.m. May 22-23, 29-30; 2:30 p.m. May 24; and 7:30 p.m. May 27-28, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Directed by Jim Crisp. Call 478-746-9485 for reservations beginning May 18 or purchase tickets at www.theatremacon.com. $25 adults, $18 seniors (60+), $15 students (through age 22.)

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Live broadcasts from the Olivier Theatre in London. 3 p.m. May 24: “Man and Superman.” 478-742-2000. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors.

“YOU GET BACK WHAT YOU PUT OUT”

7:30 p.m. May 30, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Urban comedy-drama starring Shelton Land. Presented by Land Mindz Inc. Free. 478-742-2000. www.douglasstheatre.org.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

“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 10th anniversary celebration with sacred and secular song. Featuring Richard Kosowski, conductor, and LeAnn Murphy, assistant conductor. Proceeds benefit the choir’s scholarship fund. www.music.mercer.edu. $10.

THIRD THURSDAY ORGAN INTERLUDES

Noon, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St. May 21: Sandra Smith, organist. The 30-minute concerts are followed by an optional $5 lunch in the church Social Hall 478-745-1631. www.stjosephmacon.com. All concerts are free, but donations to the Family Advance Ministry are welcomed.

MUSIC AND THE ARTS AT VINEVILLE

4 p.m. Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. June 7: Singer-songwriter Buddy Greene. July 12: Ed Clark Jazz Ensemble. Aug. 9: Lux and Lapis, organ and trumpet. 478-745-3331. Free.

EXHIBITIONS

MAYFEST ART SHOW

6-9 p.m. May 15, meet-the-artists reception, 3-7 p.m. May 16 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 1207 Macon Road, Perry. Katrina Rodeheaver, 478-972-3452 or korodeheaver@gmail.com.

“ALL THAT JAZZ”

May 15-June 13, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Opening reception: 6-8 p.m. May 15. With solo exhibit by Alistair Quinn. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. 478-744-9557. middlegeorgiaart@bellsouth.net. www.middlegeorgiaart.org. Free.

THE FINE ART SPRING SHOW

1-5 p.m. May 17, Landings Club House, 309 Stathams Way, Warner Robins. Leslie Hoops-Wallace, 478-396-9198 or unicornsquest@hotmail.com.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM WESLEYAN’S COLLECTION

Through May 22, West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College. Favorite paintings, works on paper and recent acquisitions are on view. Gallery hours: 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and during 10 a.m.-2 p.m. during Wesleyan Market Saturdays. 478-757-5189. Free.

THE HOLY JOURNEY OF CONFUCIUS

Through May 22, Confucius Institute, Willet Library, Wesleyan College. Confucius’ journey told in 14 original paintings by Chinese artist YunZhu Lin. Confucius Institute hours: 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 478-757-5212. Free.

“TAKEN: A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT”

Through May 29, the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Featuring photography by Brett Koch, Nathan “Bob” Jones, Matthew Odom, David Veal and Michael Williams. 478-743-6940. Free.

OCONEE ARTISTS EXHIBITION

Through June 3, Marlor House, 201 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville. A juried exhibition featuring drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. 478-452-3950. www.milledgevillealliedarts.com. Free.

EMERGING ARTISTS GROUP EXHIBITION

Through June 28, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Six contemporary artists will display works ranging from large-scale abstract and landscape paintings to figurative ceramics. Featured Macon artist will be Joe Adams. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.com. Free with museum admission of $5-$10.

“TRUE GRIS -- A WRITER’S LIFE”

Through June, Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Ed Grisamore exhibit. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. 478-745-3331.

“JUDAEA IN THE AGE OF NERO”

Through spring 2016, Jack Tarver Library, Mercer University. A Holy Land ancient artifact collection from the personal collection of Yulssus Lynn Holmes provides a look at the Roman province of Judaea during a time when Rome was ruled by Nero Claudius Caesar. www.mercer.edu. Free.

ZOOM INTO NANO

Through Sept. 6, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. A traveling hands-on interactive museum exhibition focusing on how we see and make things that are too small to see. Nanoscale science and engineering is the process through which materials are manipulated on the molecular scale to generate very, very small structures and devices. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.com.

D-DAY EXHIBITION

Ongoing, Museum of Aviation, Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. The interactive exhibition tells the story of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the 61st and 442nd Troop Carrier Groups that ferried them to Normandy, France, and the 325th Glider Regiment that fought alongside them. 478-926-6870. www.museumofaviation.org. Free.

AUDITIONS

“WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND”

7 p.m. May 18-19, Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Presented by the Backlot Players; directed by Marion McDougall and Tullye Ralph. Cast principals include eight men (one black), two young women (one black), one girl, one boy, and 11 children, and includes a large singing ensemble. Be prepared to sing. 478-994-0443.

MIDDLE GEORGIA CONCERT BAND

7-9 p.m. Mondays, Tattnall Square Academy band room, Trojan Way off Wesleyan Drive. Membership is open to all wind and percussion players ages 17 through 97. For more information, visit www.middlegeorgiaconcertband.org or call 478-784-0541.

ET CETERA

“MACON THE STAGE” ARTISTIC EXPO

June 12-13, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Gala event June 12, plus workshops and performances of music, dance, visual arts, theater and poetry on June 13. For specific event times and more information, visit www.landmindz.org/maconexpo. 478-250-5886.

SKETCHING

6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nola Brantley Library, 721 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Leslie Hoops-Wallace, 478-396-9198 or unicornsquest@hotmail.com. Free.

MILLEDGEVILLE FIRST FRIDAY CALL FOR ARTISTS

Anyone who wishes to display artwork and/or perform during a Milledgeville First Friday should contact Carlee Schulte at cschulte@milledgevillega.us.

SWEET GEORGIA SOUND SHOW CHORUS

7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Peter Claver School, 133 Ward St. Singing lesson and first month of membership is free. 478-335-3010.

MERCER UNIVERSITY PIPES AND DRUMS

6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, lessons and rehearsal, East Hall, Mercer University campus. No musical experience required. Free pipe, drum lessons for interested community members. More information at www.mercerpipesdrums.com or email Jack.Mahaney@mercer.edu.

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