“A FLEA IN HER EAR”
7:30 p.m. Sept. 24-26 and Oct. 1-3; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, Tattnall Square Center for the Arts, 1096 College St. Presented by Mercer Theatre. Directed by Scot J. Mann. To reserve tickets, call the Grand Opera House box office, 478-301-5470, or visit www.tickets.mercer.edu. $15 general admission, $10 with valid Mercer I.D.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE
All screenings occur at 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Live broadcast from the Olivier Theatre in London. Sept. 27: “The Beaux Stratagem.” 7 p.m. Oct. 15 and 3 p.m. Oct. 18: “Hamlet.” Nov. 15: “Coriolanus.” Dec. 20: “Jane Eyre.” Feb. 28: “As You Like It.” 478-742-2000. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors.
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE
Broadcasts begin at 12:55 p.m. unless otherwise noted, showing at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and the Galleria Mall Stadim Cinemas 15, 2980 Watson Blvd., Centerville. Oct. 3: “Il Travatore.” Oct. 17: “Otello.” Noon Oct. 31: “Tannhauser.” 12:30 p.m. Nov. 21: “Lulu.” Dec. 12: “The Magic Flute.” Jan. 16: “Les Pecheurs de Perles.” Jan. 30: “Turandot.” March 5: “Manon Lescaut.” April 2: “Madama Butterfly.” April 16: “Roberto Devereux.” April 30: “Elektra.” www.metopera.org/hdlive. 478-742-2000. $24 adults, $20 seniors.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14 and 19-21; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 22, Tattnall Square Center for the Arts, 1096 College St. Presented by Mercer Theatre. Directed by Scot J. Mann. To reserve tickets, call the Grand Opera House box office, 478-301-5470, or visit www.tickets.mercer.edu. $15 general admission, $10 with valid Mercer I.D.
7:30 p.m. Jan. 21-23, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Presented by Mercer University Opera. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic American musical. For tickets, call 478-301-2740 or visit www.thegrandmacon.com. $30 adults, $10 students.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 18-20 and 25-27; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 28, Tattnall Square Center for the Arts, 1096 College St. Presented by Mercer Theatre. Directed by Scot J. Mann. To reserve tickets, call the Grand Opera House box office, 478-301-5470, or visit www.tickets.mercer.edu. $15 general admission, $10 with valid Mercer I.D.
“AN EVENING OF ORIGINAL WORKS”
7:30 p.m. April 14-16; 2:30 p.m. April 17, Tattnall Square Center for the Arts, 1096 College St. Presented by Mercer Theatre. A high-energy presentation of original works by Mercer University playwriting students. To reserve tickets, call the Grand Opera House box office, 478-301-5470, or visit www.tickets.mercer.edu. $15 general admission, $10 with valid Mercer I.D.
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.
ROBERT MCDUFFIE LABOR DAY FESTIVAL FOR STRINGS CLOSING CONCERT
3 p.m. Sept. 7, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Eight rising high school seniors present an afternoon of chamber music. The students will be joined by center faculty and the McDuffie Center String Ensemble, under the direction of Ward Stare. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
TOWNSEND FACULTY RECITAL: “IN THE NAME OF LOVE”
7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Faculty artists Richard Kosowski, tenor, and Carol Goff, piano, present songs and arias that explore the varied nature of love and life. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
MAD ABOUT CHAMBER MUSIC I
7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. This annual tradition presented by chamber ensembles comprised from the Mercer University Wind Ensemble will offer a program of every imaginable chamber music setting. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
TOWNSEND FACULTY RECITAL: FIVE FOR BRASS
7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. The Mercer University Faculty Brass Quintet featuring Jonathan Swygert, trumpet, Douglas Hill, trumpet, Jay Hanselman, horn, Hollie Lawing, trombone, and Eric Bubacz, tuba, will feature some of the world’s famous brass favorites. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
All performances at the City Auditorium, 415 First St. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18: “The Best of the ’70s.” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6: “Top to Bottom: Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19: “Songs of the Soul.” Balcony seats are $20 adults; $10 students. Tables range from $150-$500. www.maconpops.com.
MUSIC AND THE ARTS AT VINEVILLE
4 p.m. Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Sept. 20: concert organist Nathan Laube. Oct. 25: soprano Kerri Caldwell and pianist Bradley Smith. Nov. 14: soprano Liana Valenti and accompanist Susan McDuffie. Dec. 20: pianists Woori Kim and Curtis Smith. 478-745-3331. Free.
ROBERT MCDUFFIE CENTER FOR STRINGS STUDENT SOLO CONCERTS
7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Bell House Salon, 315 College St. Seating is very limited and is first-come, first-served. Doors open 30 minutes before concert. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
TOWNSEND FACULTY RECITAL: MONTY COLE
7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Monty Cole and guest artist Jean Roberts will present a variety of masterworks for clarinet and alto saxophone with piano. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
“MUSKRAT LULLABY”: OPERA FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25; 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 26, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. This 20-minute show is the perfect introduction to music theater and opera for little ones, with audience participation and a Q-and-A session with the cast. Presented by the Mercer Opera and produced with St. Peter Claver School and Vineville Academy. Suggested for children K-6. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.
FABIAN CONCERT SERIES: OUTSTANDING OCTETS
7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. Featuring Annie Fullard, violin, Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin, and Elizabeth Pridgen, piano, with students from the McDuffie Center for Strings. Pay at the door, or to reserve seats by phone, call 478-301-5470. www.music.mercer.edu. $12 per person, free with Mercer ID or any valid student ID.
KEN PROCTER: “FOREST TREE BIRD” OPENING RECEPTION
1-3 p.m. Aug. 16, Marlor Arts Center, 201 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville. An exhibition of drawings. Exhibition on display through Sept. 11. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. 478-452-3950. www.milledgevillealliedarts.com. Free.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 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.
“THE MARK OF THE PENCIL”
Through Aug. 29, the gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. Exhibition features a collection of original colored pencil drawings by artist Mark Ballard. Free. www.maconartsalliance.org. 478-743-6940.
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.
“JOURNEY WITH FIRE”
Through Sept. 30, Mercer University Medical School Atrium Gallery, 1550 College St. An exhibition of encaustic paintings by Bren Powell. Free.
“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 Yulwssus 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.
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.
“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 black 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.
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.
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.
CALL FOR MAKERS AND AMBASSADORS
The call for makers to participate in Make-End, Middle Georgia’s inaugural maker festival, is now live. Seeking 150 innovative art and technology makers, entrepreneurial speakers and large-scale attractions. The Make-End Ambassador program also has launched and will provide an opportunity for individuals to learn more about the Maker Movement. Visit www.make-end.com to learn more and apply.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS, CRAFTERS AND VENDORS
The Federated Garden Clubs of Macon are seeking vendors for the Holiday Marketplace at the historic Neel House on College Street on Nov. 6-7. The club is seeking quality and unique artists, craftspeople and vendors to fill their headquarters with creative and unique gifts for festive holiday shopping. The vendor fee is $100-$125 (five covered porch spaces for $50 each). Interested vendors may contact Cindy Little, 478-742-0921, or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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, Room 109, Willet Science Center, Mercer University. No musical experience required. Free pipe, drum lessons for interested community members. More information at www.mercerpipesdrums.com or email Jack.Mahaney@mercer.edu.