If you’re staying in town this weekend, there’s no reason to be bored with all that’s happening in Middle Georgia.
Whether you have family in town for the holidays and want to show them a good time or just need a reason to get out of the house, here’s six events you can check out all weekend long.
1. WRLT’s “All the Great Books”
If you’re looking for a great play or a “crash course in great literature,” Warner Robins Little Theatre’s “All the Great Books” has you covered. The play, which opened Nov. 10, has two final showings Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18.
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The play is centered around a group of high school seniors nearing graduation but still needing to pass their final English exam. With the English teacher unavailable, an unusual trio volunteers to get the students through 86 great works of literature in 90 minutes with style and humor.
General admission is $16, while student, senior citizen and active military (ID required) tickets are $14. Shows begin at 8 p.m.
2. “Plains & Trains”
An annual tradition returns this weekend as the Museum of Aviation hosts the Planes & Trains exhibit, beginning Saturday, Nov. 18 and continuing through Nov. 26 (with the exception of Thanskgiving Day).
The exhibit has been running for the last nine years and will feature 7,000 square feet of model train tracks in the hangar floor—an increase from the 900-foot exhibit in 2015.
This year, there will be a Christmas scene and a Thomas the Train setup. The event is free and open to the public, taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Century of Flight Hangar.
3. “Trailer Park Tragedy”
Do you enjoy murder mysteries? Then you should head to the Museum of Aviation Friday night for “Trailer Park Tragedy,” a theater production about goings on at the W.T. Trailer Park. Tickets are $40 a person or $70 per couple, and all proceeds benefit the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame at the Museum of Aviation.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Nugteren Exhibit Hangar at 1942 Heritage Blvd. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
4. Allman Brothers Band tributes
If you’re from Middle Georgia, my guess is that you’re an Allman Brothers Band fan. If so, you’ll want to check out these—not one, but two—tributes happening Saturday and Sunday.
The first is a “Laying it Back One More Time” Gregg Allman tribute concert by members of Cowboy at the Cox Capitol Theatre on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25-$400, with proceeds benefiting The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House.
Next is the 12th annual Skydog 71 concert happening at Central City Park on Sunday, Nov. 19 from noon to 5 p.m. The show celebrates the birthday, life and music of Duane Allman, and this year will also feature a tribute to bassist and founding member Berry Oakley.
Admission is 10 or more canned goods per person to benefit Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia.
5. Thanksgiving Song
If you’re looking for some music to get you into the holiday spirit, the Mercer Women’s Chamber Choir will be performing “Thanksgiving Song” Sunday, Nov. 19 at the McCorkle Music Building in Fickling Hall.
The event is free and runs from 3-5 p.m. Visit www.music.mercer.edu for more information.
6. Outdoor Movie in Perry
Friday night, you can spend a night under the stars in Perry during an outdoor showing of “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.” The movie begins at 6:30 p.m. at Rozark Park at 1060 Keith Drive.
The event is free and guests are encouraged to bring your own chairs, blankets and picnic.