FRIDAY, AUG. 21
OPENING RECEPTION FOR “ACTION” PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
6-8 p.m. Check out the opening reception for this annual photography exhibit at the Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. This exhibit runs through Sept. 12. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. 478-744-9557. email@example.com. www.middlegeorgiaart.org. Free.
“BACK TO SCHOOL RALLY”
6-8 p.m., Bloomfield Park, 4115 Lions Place. Bounce houses, popcorn, face painting and book giveaway. 478-781-6000.
SINGLE IN MIDDLE GEORGIA SINGLES DANCE
7 p.m., American Legion Post No. 3, 5530 Thomaston Road. DJ Jim Well. $8 per person; $5 for food combos and open lounge. 478-960-3450.
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.
Starts at dark, Central City Park, downtown Macon. Hosted by Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation. Bring blankets and chairs; outside food and drinks are permitted. In the event of rain, movies will be cancelled. 478-751-9280. Free.
SATURDAY, AUG. 22
OPEN CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shrine Park, 222 Mecca Drive. Registration: 9 a.m.-noon. No judging; dash plaques to the first 100 entrants. Food, music, door prizes and more. All Proceeds benefit the Klassic Autos in support of the Al Sihah Transportation Fund. 478-952-2572; 478-972-8735. Car registration is $25; free to spectators.
BUTTERFLY BIO BLITZ
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway, (see story on this page).
MOVIES AT THE DOUGLASS
Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Noon: “Zambezia in 3D.” 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.: “Home.” 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.: “Big Game.” Free. 478-742-2000.
AUTHOR RACHEL IVERY BOOK SIGNING
Noon-2 p.m. Aug. 22, Goodwill Industries, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Author Rachel Ivery will be signing her children’s book, “Daniel the Fastest Horse.” Free. 478-475-9995.
MACON BEER FESTIVAL
3 p.m., downtown Macon. Sampling dozens of beers from across the Southeast. Event benefits Pints for Prostates. Advance tickets are recommended. $35 and $75. www.facebook.com/themaconbeerfest.
OLD TIMERS SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC “SINGING TIME N MACON”
6 p.m., Calvary Community Chapel, 5483 Columbus Road. Featuring the Senators Quartet, Travelers Quartet, Naomi and the Segos and others. 478-808-1604. Donations accepted.
8 p.m., Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Tickets are available at www.coxcapitoltheatre.com or by calling 877-987-6487. $35-$500.
SUNDAY, AUG. 23
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. $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 mounds built by Middle Georgia’s earliest inhabitants; walk the trails; learn more about the history of the site and see artifacts in the Visitor’s Center. Free. 478-752-8257.
FORT HAWKINS HISTORIC SITE
Noon-4 p.m., Maynard Street at Emery Highway. Explore the early American frontier fort, Blockhouse Replica and archaeological dig site. Free. 478-746-0704. www.forthawkins.com.
MINI-ZOO ANIMAL SHOW
3 p.m., Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Meet the critters who live in the museum’s mini-zoo. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232.
6 p.m., Douglas Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Contemporary jazz artist. $20 advance; $25 at door. 478-742-2000.
MONDAY, AUG. 24
HOPPY HOUR YOGA
6:30 p.m., Aug. 24, Rosa Parks Square, First Street, downtown Macon. For the final Hoppy Hour of the summer, several of the Hometown Yoga teachers will be group-teaching a fun flow with great music. Afterward, hop on over to Just Tap’d for beer. Yoga is free. www.hometownyogamacon.com.
TUESDAY, AUG. 25
TOWNSEND ALL-FACULTY GALA
7:30 p.m., 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.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26
10 a.m.-4 p.m., 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.
THURSDAY, AUG. 27
“WHISTLEBLOWERS: REFEREES AND UMPIRES”
9 a.m.-5 p.m., 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.
KEN PROCTER: “FOREST TREE BIRD”
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. Marlor Arts Center, 201 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville. An exhibition of drawings. 478-452-3950. www.milledgevillealliedarts.com. Free.
INTERNATIONAL CITY FARMERS MARKET
1-6 p.m. Thursday, Watson Boulevard and Maple Street, in front of Perkins Field across from Robins Federal Credit Union, Warner Robins. Featuring Georgia-grown/made foods. Local, seasonal produce, meat, milk and more. 478-225-7626.
6-8 p.m. WineStyles, 6255 Zebulon Road, Suite 210. Eight wines with appetizers. $10. 478-474-9595. www.winestylesmacon.com
“THE MARK OF THE PENCIL”
The gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St. This exhibition features a collection of original colored pencil drawings by artist Mark Ballard, and its last day is Aug. 29. Free. www.maconartsalliance.org. 478-743-6940.
“JOURNEY WITH FIRE”
Mercer University Medical School Atrium Gallery, 1550 College St. An exhibition of encaustic paintings by Bren Powell. Free.
FRIDAY, AUG. 28
IRISH REELERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB
7:30-9:30 p.m., Southwest Laurens Elementary School, 1799 Ga. 117, Rentz. Caller: Lee Dixon. 478-293-8771. Free to anyone who is a member of any square dance club.
8 p.m., Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St. Hear the band live in concert. $12-$25. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com.
SKY OVER MACON
8 p.m., Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. Explore the constellations and planets visible from Middle Georgia, then see a live presentation in the planetarium. Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.com.
“ON GOLDEN POND”
8 p.m., Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road. Directed by Weldon Ledbetter. $20 adults, $15 seniors and $10 students. www.maconlittletheatre.org. 478-477-3342.
SATURDAY, AUG. 29
SUPERHERO 5K AND FUN RUN
8 a.m. 5K walk/run, 9 a.m. fun run, Middle Georgia State University’s Warner Robins campus, 100 University Boulevard, Warner Robins. Runners are asked to dress as their favorite superheroes. Benefits children in foster care. www.casaofhoustoncounty.org/2015Superhero5k.html. $25 for 5K registration; $12 for fun run registration.
6-8 p.m., Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry St. Moms, aunts and care givers and their school-aged boys will enjoy 19th century dancing in the front parlors, light refreshments and a short male etiquette course. Call 478-745-5982 to make reservations. $10 per person.
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: BUNCO FOR THE BRAIN!
7 p.m. Summer’s Landing, 600 S. Kimberly Road, Warner Robins. Huge silent auction, 50/50 raffle, food, mocktails and more. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Georgia. 478-328-3800, extension 24. $25 advance; $85 for table of four.
MACON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
7:30 p.m., Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. Theme: “Pathos and Passion,” conducted by Macon native Roderick Cox. $38.50 adults, $18.50 students, $13.50 children. www.maconsymphony.com.
“ON GOLDEN POND”
8 p.m., Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road, (see Friday, Aug. 28).
SUNDAY, AUG. 30
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 plus $5 per car parking. 478-993-3053.
“ON GOLDEN POND”
2:30 p.m., Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road, (see Friday, Aug. 28).
INTERNATIONAL TASTE OF SOUL
3-6 p.m., Tubman African American Museum, 310 Cherry St. Special guest chef G. Garvin. Cultural dance performances. 478-743-8544. $30 members, $35 non-members, $15 ages 3-17.
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.