Out & About

10 Days Calendar

FRIDAY

JULY 31

GET POP CULTURED

7 p.m., Barnes and Noble Booksellers, The Shoppes at River Crossing, 5080 Riverside Drive. Theme: Dr. Seuss Spectacular. Free. 478-474-0161.

FREE BIRDS AND NIGHT OWLS TOUR

7:30-9 p.m., meets at the Rookery, 543 Cherry St. Rock Candy Tours’ easy walking tour of Macon’s musical landmarks with pit stops at bars along the way, ending at Grant’s Lounge. $10. Reservations requested in advance. 478-955-5997. rockcandytours@gmail.com.

WRESTLING

7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. bell time, Wrestleplex, 1361 Peach Parkway, Fort Valley. All-Star Wrestling Network. 478-397-5734. www.allstarwrestlingnetwork.com. $6.50 admission, discounts to military and students, free for children 6 and younger.

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL”

7:30 p.m., Perry Players Community Theatre, 901 Main St., Perry. Musical comedy directed by Hunter Hufnagel. $18 adults; $15 seniors, military, children and students. www.perryplayers.org. 478-987-5354.

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S “WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND”

8 p.m., Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Presented by the Backlot Players. $15 adults; $12 seniors, students and active military. www.thebacklotplayers.org. 478-994-0443.

SATURDAY

AUG. 1

FIRST SATURDAY VILLAGE MARKET

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Mercer Village, adjacent to Mercer University. Fresh produce, handcrafted jewelry, soap, pet products and more. Free to attend. www.market.mercervillage.com.

PAWS ON THE FALLS

9 a.m., High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Bring your dog and leash for a hike on the trail; $5 per dog. A $5 per car parking fee is required for all events. 478-993-3053.

“I AM THE ARTS” SUMMER CAMP SHOWCASE AND MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA

4-6 p.m., Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. With performances by Phillips Children’s Performing Arts Studio’s dance and music students, plus Phillips Jazzy Jazz and Concert Band. Free. 478-742-2000.

TASTE OF THE ARTS: HAVANA NIGHTS

7-10 p.m., Terminal Station, Cherry Street. Wear Cuban-inspired outfits. Enjoy food and drinks from celebrity chefs, silent auction and dancing. Benefits the programs of the Macon Arts Alliance. $40 in advance; $50 at the door. www.maconartsalliance.org.

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL”

7:30 p.m., Perry Players Community Theatre, 901 Main St., Perry (see Friday, July 31).

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S “WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND”

8 p.m., Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth (see Friday, July 31).

SUNDAY

AUG. 2

OCMULGEE OUTDOOR EXPEDITIONS

9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Ocmulgee Heritage Trail parking lot, adjacent to Spring Street. Float the Ocmulgee River in a canoe or kayak. Float trips include canoe/kayak, paddle, life jacket and instructions, plus a snack at the end. $30. www.ocmulgeeoutdoorexpeditions.com. Reservations recommended by calling 478-733-3386.

OCMULGEE NATIONAL MONUMENT

9 a.m.-5 p.m., 1207 Emery Highway. Explore the Indian mounds and visitor’s center, walk the trails, and learn more about the people who settled here hundreds of years ago. Free. 478-752-8257.

DAUSET TRAILS

Noon-7 p.m., 360 Mount Vernon Church Road, Jackson. Hike or bike the trails, visit the animals in the barnyard, feed the fish, have a picnic and more. Free. www.dausettrails.com.

ZOOM INTO NANO

1-5 p.m., Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. A traveling hands-on interactive museum exhibition focusing on nanoscale science and engineering. Free with museum admission of $5-$10. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.com.

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S “WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND”

2 p.m., Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth (see Friday, July 31).

MONDAY

AUG. 3

CANNONBALL HOUSE TOURS

10 a.m.-4 p.m., 856 Mulberry St. Tour the historic home, built in 1853, which was struck by cannon fire during the Civil War. Examine special collections and artifacts relating to the history of Middle Georgia. $6 adults; $5 seniors and military; $3 students with ID. 478-745-5982

TUESDAY

AUG. 4

BOLINGBROKE FARMERS MARKET

3-6 p.m., parking lot of the Country Oaks Farm and Pet Supply, Bolingbroke. A food-only market featuring grass-fed beef, pork and organic chicken, organic produce, farm fresh eggs, jellies and jams, boiled and roasted peanuts and bakery products. www.bolingbrokefarmersmarket.com.

WEDNESDAY

AUG. 5

POETIC PEACE OPEN MIC NIGHTS

8 p.m.-midnight, Midtown Key Club, 435 Third St. Open mic for poets, musicians, singers, comedians, lyrical emcees and more. Hosted by Y-O with DJ Ron and Soulistic. 478-719-2054. $5.

THURSDAY

AUG. 6

“WATER” EXHIBITION

Noon-5 p.m., Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. A judged exhibition featuring the work of Middle Georgia artists. Free. www.middlegeorgiaart.org. 478-744-9557.

LIBRARY LOCK-IN

6-8:30 p.m., Perry-Houston County Library, 1201 Washington St., Perry. Hosted by the Central Georgia Genealogical Society. Doors lock at 6 p.m. A beginner’s genealogy workshop will be offered; patrons may use the online computer genealogy programs. Bring laptops, research logs and notebooks. Reservations required, 478-987-3050. www.cggs.org.

MERCER UNIVERSITY PIPES AND DRUMS

6:30-8:30 p.m., Willet Science Center, Room 109, Mercer University. Free pipe and drum lessons for interested community members. No experience necessary. www.mercerpipesdrums.com.

WESTERN SQUARE DANCERS OF MACON SQUARE DANCE

7-9 p.m., Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road. Caller: Tom Wood. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club. 478-935-8364.

FRIDAY

AUG. 7

MUSEUM OF AVIATION

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ga. 247 at Russell Parkway, Warner Robins. Explore real planes, watch a movie, tour interactive exhibitions about D-Day, the Tuskegee Airmen, WWII and more; plus, have a snack in the cafe or pack a picnic and eat outside. Free. 478-926-6870. www.museumofaviation.org.

“THE MARK OF THE PENCIL” OPENING RECEPTION

5-8 p.m., the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Exhibition features a collection of colored pencil drawings by Mark Ballard. Free. www.maconartsalliance.org. 478-743-6940.

“COPE”

7 p.m., the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. Site-specific theater co-presented by the Chameleon Village Theatre Company. While you’re there, visit the “Art of the Academics” exhibition in the gallery from 6-9 p.m. Free. www.the567.org.

DART TOURNAMENT

7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 3, 5530 Thomaston Road. $10. 478-474-7799.

POOL TOURNAMENT

8 p.m., L&W Sports Bar, 4479 Pio Nono Ave. Tournament is 9 Ball with handicap rules. $15 to participate; free to watch. 478-254-4117.

SATURDAY

AUG. 8

WESLEYAN MARKET

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Shop for locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, arts and crafts. 478-757-5233. Free.

BACK TO SCHOOL BLAST

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Frank Johnson Community Center, 2227 Mercer University Drive. Free school supplies, food and clothing along with a health seminar and health screenings. Free. 478-743-2587.

“MISS ELIZABETH’S” TEA PARTY

4 p.m. Aug. 8, Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. Enjoy having refreshments, tea and coffee in the historic dining room and a visit from Miss Elizabeth (re-enactment), the last “living” relative to reside in the house. Reservations required by Aug. 5 and tickets are limited. $15. Call 478-745-5982 to reserve your space.

BUFFINGTON’S GREENWAY CONCERT SERIES

5 p.m., Oconee River Greenway, 420 E. Greene St., Milledgeville. Music by Mississippi John Doude, Matt Brantley Band and FreeLance Ruckus. Grab a blanket and listen to some tunes alongside the Oconee River. Free. www.visitmilledgeville.org.

TWILIGHT NIGHT PADDLE

7:30 p.m., High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Drive, Jackson. Enjoy the setting sun in this ranger-led, 3-mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. For adults and children 8 years or older. Reservations required; $15 includes boat and gear. A $5 per car parking fee is required. 478-993-3053.

DANCE FOR LIFE: DANCING WITH THE QUES

8 p.m.-1 a.m., Alexander Ballroom, 3670 Eisenhower Parkway. Hosted by Omega Psi Phi, Motivating Youth and Corps D’Elite Initiatives. Featuring old school/new school jams, ballroom dance exhibition and step show. $30. 478-320-4756.

SUNDAY

AUG. 9

FORT HAWKINS HISTORIC SITE

Noon-4 p.m., Maynard Street at Emery Highway. Explore the early American frontier fort, Blockhouse replica and new visitor’s center. Free. 478-746-0704. www.forthawkins.com.

MOVIE: “I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS”

2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Hosted by the Macon Film Guild. 478-742-2000. www.maconfilmguild.org. $6.

LUX AND LAPIS

4 p.m., Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Part of the Music and the Arts at Vineville series. Free. 478-745-3331.

SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES

6 p.m., Coleman Hill Park, downtown Macon. Praise Fest featuring Soul Intentions, Ministers of Praise, Anointed Ones and the Beulahland Bible Church Mass Choir. Presented by Bragg Jam. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Picnics, lawn chairs and pets are welcome. No tents or grills. www.braggjam.org. Free.

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