7 p.m. Aug. 7, the 567 Center for Renewal, 533 Cherry St. Site-specific theater co-presented by the Chameleon Village Theatre Company. The First Friday event also will include the opening reception of the new exhibit, “Art of the Academics,” highlighting the works of art faculty at Middle Georgia colleges and universities, from 6-9 p.m. Free. www.the567.org.
“WHEN LOVE MEETS THE PAST”
5 p.m. Aug. 8, The Palace, Wilkinson County High School, 11471 Ga. 18, Irwinton. Produced by JD’s Drama Theatre; written by Wayn Gasaway. For tickets, call 478-628-2937 or 478-232-8095. $10 advance, $15 at door.
BRASS IN BLUE
7 p.m. Aug. 8, Theatre Dublin, 314 Academy Ave., Dublin. Ten U.S. Air Force musicians will present a program that includes orchestral transcription, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements. Sponsored by the Dublin-Laurens Arts Council. Tickets are available at the door the evening of the concert and seating is first-come, first-served. 478-277-2560. Free.
MUSIC AND THE ARTS AT VINEVILLE
4 p.m. Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Aug. 9: Lux and Lapis, organ and trumpet. 478-745-3331. Free.
GRIFFIN CHORAL ARTS
Directed by Stephen J. Mulder. 3 p.m. Aug. 16, Griffin First Presbyterian Church, 1349 Old Macon Highway, Griffin: concert presented by the 16-voice GCA Chamber Choir; the theme is “Illuminations: From Darkness Into Light.” Tickets may be purchased at the door. 888-SING1-88. www.griffinchoralarts.org. $15.
TOWNSEND ALL-FACULTY GALA
7:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. The Townsend concert season opens with a showcase of performances by distinguished faculty artists in a festive gala concert event. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
MACON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
All concerts at the Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St., unless otherwise noted. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29: “Pathos and Passion,” conducted by Roderick Cox. $38.50 adults, $18.50 students, $13.50 children. www.maconsymphony.com.
“THE MARK OF THE PENCIL” OPENING RECEPTION
5-8 p.m. Aug. 7, the gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Exhibition features a collection of original colored pencil drawings by artist Mark Ballard. On display through Aug. 29. Free. www.maconartsalliance.org. 478-743-6940.
“JOURNEY WITH FIRE” OPENING RECEPTION
5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 7, Mercer University Medical School Atrium Gallery, 1550 College St. An exhibition of encaustic paintings by Bren Powell, on display through Sept. 30. Free.
Through Aug. 14, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. A judged exhibition featuring the work of Middle Georgia artists. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. 478-744-9557. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.middlegeorgiaart.org. Free.
Through August, Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. An art exhibition of the work of Tesch Jerles and Bryanna Wilson. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville series. 478-745-3331. Free.
“WHISTLEBLOWERS: REFEREES AND UMPIRES”
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, through August, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, 301 Cherry St. Featuring game-worn uniforms, rule books, penalty flags and photographs, the exhibit highlights sports officials Jimmy Harper, Sally Smalley Bell and Mills Lane. 478-752-1585. Free with museum admission of $3.50-$8.
SPIRITS IN OCTOBER
Aug. 8-9, Tulip Amphitheater area, Riverside Cemetery, 1301 Riverside Drive. For acting roles and tour guides. In addition, the Historic Riverside Cemetery Conservancy will be accepting volunteer sign-ups to be part of Macon’s only outdoor theater production. Interested people are encouraged to bring a chair and something to drink. Rain location: inside the Macon Public Mausoleum. Spirits in October will take place Oct. 22-25 and Oct. 29-Nov.1. www.riversidecemetery.com.
“TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD”
7 p.m. Aug. 10-11, Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. Presented by the Backlot Players. Performance dates: Oct. 16-25. Need large cast including three children and African-American actors. Directed by Joan McGinley. 478-994-0443. www.thebacklotplayers.org.
4 p.m. Aug. 22 and 24, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. A Youth Actor’s Company production. Roles for about 25 young people ages 6-19. Bring music and be prepared to sing 16 bars with an accompanist; no tapes or CDs. Production dates: Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 6-8. Directed by Chris Freeman; musical direction by Ellen Wilson. 478-746-9485. www.theatremacon.com.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: “ACTION”
Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Annual photography exhibit open to all Middle Georgia photographers, 18 or older and out of high school. On display Aug. 21-Sept.12. Deadline to enter is Aug. 18. Entry forms available at www.middlegeorgiaart.org.