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THEATER

“SWELL PARTY”

8 p.m. Sept. 11-12, Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St. Directed by Jim Crisp. For reservations, call 746-9485 or visit www.theatremacon.com. $25 adults, $20 seniors (60+), $15 students.

“CRIMES OF THE HEART”

8 p.m. Sept. 11-12, 16-19; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. By Beth Henley; directed by Terry Minyard. $16 adults; $14 students, seniors and active military. www.wrlt.org. 478-929-4579.

“THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK”

7:30 p.m. Sept. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and 20, Perry Players Theatre, 909 Main St., Perry. Presented by the Perry Players. New adaptation by Wendy Kesselman; directed by Don Boyd. For reservations, visit www.perryplayers.org or call 478-987-5354. $15 adults; $12 military, seniors, students and children.

“WIND FROM THE GRASSLAND”

2-3 p.m. Sept. 15, Arts Complex theater, Middle Georgia State University; 7 p.m. Sept. 15, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. The Chinese performing troupe will present a program of traditional dance, music and beautiful costumes. The performance is a gift to Middle Georgia State and the community by the Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College. 478-471-5792. Free.

“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.

“HOODOO LOVE”

8 p.m. Oct. 2; 7 p.m. Oct. 3; 5 p.m. Oct. 4, Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Blvd. By Katori Hall; directed by Thelron Pleas. Presented by Towering the Arts. For mature audiences. Purchase tickets at the Douglass Theatre Box Office or visit www.ThelronPleas.com. $15 advance, $20 at door.

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 Stadium Cinemas 15, 2980 Watson Blvd., Centerville. Oct. 3: “Il Travatore.” Oct. 17: “Otello.” Noon Oct. 31: “Tannhauser.”  www.metopera.org/hdlive. 478-742-2000. $24 adults, $20 seniors.

DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”

7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St. 478-301-5470. $42-$78. www.thegrandmacon.com.

“WITCHES OF THE HERE AND NOW”

8 p.m. Oct. 15-17; 2 p.m. Oct. 17, Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College. Three fables by Robert Fieldsteel and Jan Lewis. Directed by Jan Lewis. For ages 8 and older. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 478-757-5259 or email theatre@wesleyancollege.edu. $10 general admission; $5 students, alumnae, senior citizens. 

CHINESE DANCE TROUPE

4 p.m. Oct. 18, Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College. International performers from Guangzhou University and the Affiliated Art School of Guangzhou along with thirty student performers will present a program of traditional Chinese dance and folk music. Free. www.wesleyancollege.edu.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

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.

ATLANTA POPS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Theatre Dublin, 314 Academy Ave., Dublin. Titled “Glad to Be an American,” the performance will include such musical scores as “Strike Up the Band,” “Georgia on My Mind,” Gershwin favorites and a TV western medley. Special guest performer will be Dublin native pianist Chandler Stone. www.theatredublinga.com. 478-272-2441. $45.

THE WELLSTON WINDS

3 p.m. Sept. 13, auditorium, Houston County High School, 920 Ga. 96, Warner Robins. The Wellston Winds is a community band made up of local music educators, professional musicians and advanced high school students; directed by Lloyd McDonald. Sponsored by the Warner Robins Community Concert Association. www.wrconcert.org. Free.

“KEYS, PISTONS AND PIPES”

2 p.m. Sept. 13, Forsyth United Methodist Church, 68 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. A program of organ, trumpet and flute; featuring the Treybig and Bunn Trio. Nursery provided. Reception following the concert. Donations accepted. 478-994-5706.

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.

MACON POPS

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. 15: 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.

MACON CONCERT ASSOCIATION

7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College; with pianist Fei Fei Dong. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College; piano quartet presented by the New Asia Chamber Music Society. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College; featuring WindSync (wind quintet). 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building, Wesleyan College; featuring Athens Guitar Duo. 478-301-5470. Season ticket for series of four concerts: $80 adults, $40 students; individual tickets: $25 adults, $10 students.

“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. 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.

TOWNSEND PRESENTS: DAVIS ROBINSON, BARITONE

7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. David Robinson has performed several major operatic roles and is an active recitalist, oratorio soloist and concert artist. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

TOWNSEND FAMILY WEEKEND GALA CONCERT

11 a.m. Oct. 3, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. A gala concert of the Townsend School of Music, hosted by the Mercer Singers. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

ROBERT MCDUFFIE CENTER FOR STRINGS STUDENT CHAMBER ENSEMBLE CONCERTS

7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 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.

“FALL LEAVES OF MUSICAL COLOR”

7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Clark Fine Arts Center, First Presbyterian Day School, 5671 Calvin Drive. This concert will join the Mercer Wind Ensemble with the First Presbyterian Day School Concert Band, Jonathan Baker, conductor. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

FABIAN CONCERT SERIES: BEETHOVEN SEPTET

7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. Featuring Franklin Cohen, clarinet, William Caballero, horn, Fernando Traba, bassoon, Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin, and center students in a performance of Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20. To reserve seats, call 478-301-5470. www.music.mercer.edu. $12 per person, free with Mercer ID or any valid student ID.

MERCER UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA

7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Fickling Hall, Mercer University. Ward Stare returns to lead the Mercer University Orchestra in a series of challenging, inspiring concerts. www.music.mercer.edu. Free.

EXHIBITIONS

KEN PROCTER: “FOREST TREE BIRD”

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Marlor Arts Center, 201 N. Wayne St., Milledgeville. An exhibition of drawings. 478-452-3950. www.milledgevillealliedarts.com. Free.

GEORGIA CLAY: CERAMIC EDUCATORS IN THE RED CLAY STATE

Opening reception: 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building, Wesleyan College. Sculptural and studio ceramics by Georgia’s most distinguished ceramics instructors. On display through Nov. 6. Gallery hours: 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wesleyan Market Saturdays. 478-757-5189. Free.

“ACTION”

Through Sept. 12, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. Annual photography exhibition. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Friday and noon-3 p.m. Saturday. 478-744-9557. www.middlegeorgiaart.org. Free.

“JOURNEY WITH FIRE”

Through Sept. 30, Mercer University Medical School Atrium Gallery, 1550 College St. An exhibition of encaustic paintings by Bren Powell. Free.

PHOTOGRAPHY OF KEVIN REAVES

Through September, Vineville Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave. Part of Music and the Arts at Vineville. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 478-745-3331.

LOUISIANA PURCHASE PRINT EXHIBITION

Through Oct. 2, Peacock Gallery, Middle Georgia State University, Cochran campus. The print exchange explores the theme of the Louisiana Purchase as an event that shaped America politically, socially and geographically. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-noon Friday. 478-934-3043. Free.

RECENT WORK BY WESLEYAN ART DEPARTMENT FACULTY

Through Oct. 16, McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building, Wesleyan College. Prints, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, and photography by the college’s faculty. Gallery hours: 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 478-757-5189. Free.

SCIENCE ON A SPHERE

Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. A room-sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six-foot diameter sphere, similar to a giant animated globe. Presented in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Free with museum admission, $5-$10. 478-477-3232. www.masmacon.com.

AUDITIONS

SWEET GEORGIA SOUND CHORUS GUEST NIGHT

7 p.m. Sept. 15, Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave. The Central Georgia Chapter of Sweet Adelines International is looking for female a cappella singers. 478-808-2222.

NUTCRACKER OF MIDDLE GEORGIA

Sept. 19, Vineville Academy of the Arts, 2260 Vineville Ave.; Sept. 20, Dance Arts Studio, 614 Poplar St. The Sunday auditions are for adult party scene roles, the jack in the box, and all dancers en pointe. The Saturday auditions are for all other roles. Must be 8 years old as of Sept. 1, and all girls are required to be currently enrolled in a dance studio. No absences are allowed during rehearsals, costume fittings or performances. Production dates at the Grand Opera House are Dec. 9-13. For detailed information about times and role requirements, visit www.midganutcracker.com. For additional information or questions, call Cindy Jarrard, 478-757-5598.

ET CETERA

CALL FOR ARTISTS: “ARCHITECTURE”

Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave. A judged exhibition open to all Middle Georgia artists 18 or older and out of high school. The exhibit will be on display Sept. 18-Oct. 10. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Prospectus and entry forms are available at www.middlegeorgiaart.org or 478-744-9557. middlegeorgiaart@bellsouth.net.

“AFROFUTURISM RISING: BLACK ART ACROSS THE SPECTRUM”

Oct. 8, Students Amenities Building, Fort Valley State University; Oct. 9, FVSU Fine Arts Gallery and Studio Center, downtown Fort Valley. National conference of the National Alliance of Artists from HBCUs; featuring painters, illustrators and visual and conceptual artists. Opening reception for professional artists: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 8, Tubman Museum. Opening reception for national student exhibitions: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 9, FVSU Fine Arts and Studio Center, Fort Valley. Ricky N. Calloway, 478-825-6918 or callowar@fvsu.edu. Membership dues and registration will take place from 8-9 a.m. Oct. 8; tickets to the two-day conference are free to the public.

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