In the “Too Good to be True” department today we have a free concert on the lawn at the Hay House by the Macon Pops band -- a smaller version of the Macon Pops, which recently wowed the crowd at the City Auditorium. Food trucks will be present.
This being a First Friday, there’s also a lot more going on downtown, including the “Robots” exhibition at Macon Arts Alliance. We can meet the artists from 5–8 p.m. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet MAA’s new director of communications, Lauren Kritsas, who comes to the post from Mercer University, as Jonathan Harwell-Dye moves to head up Creative Placemaking.
Also in the news is the Cannonball House’s Nicole Thurston, recently named to the board of the Georgia Arts Network. We can trust that Macon’s riches will soon be known far and wide.
On stage this weekend we’ll be seeing the final performances of “A Flea in Her Ear” at Mercer University’s Tattnall Square Center for the Arts.
Beginning Oct. 15, watch out for a small explosion. “Witches of the Here and Now,” an original work by Robert Fieldsteel and Jan Lewis, opens on a Thursday at Wesleyan College, and the following night “Flashdance” comes to the Grand Opera House, “Calendar Girls” opens at Theatre Macon, “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” at Macon Little Theatre and “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Backlot Players. That’s impressive!
We often talk about this region’s endless supply of musical and acting talent, but we also produce a significant number of poets, not the least of whom is the late Seaborn Jones, who will be memorialized this evening at the Golden Bough Bookstore.
We’ll hear from such local talents as Georgia poet laureate Judson Mitcham, Kevin Cantwell, Anya Silver, John Griffin, Gordon Johnson, Kelly Whiddon and others. It makes me proud to live in Macon.
HD OPERA SEASON
The Central Georgia Opera Guild will be celebrating Saturday when the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcast series opens with “Il Trovatore.” The Met, once upon a time, toured to Atlanta every year, and the Saturday radio broadcasts have been around since 1931, but beginning in 2006 the HD telecasts have brought an unparalleled view of the spectacle to the big screens in theaters around the world.
Contact Larry Fennelly at LarryFennelly@avantguild.com.