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A SPECIAL MACON MAGAZINE PUBLICATION


introducing The College Hill Bear Trail The goal is engagement. When people are engaged by their surroundings, they become more invested in their communities. Investment in a place leads to caring about that place and about the people with whom it is shared. A community of engaged citizens is a community rich in caring. When the College Hill Bear Trail bears were finally installed, it was a treat to see almost instantaneous engagement within the community. Even as the bears were being lifted into place, people on the street were slowing down their cars. Pedestrians stopped and asked questions. Conversations were started. Pictures were taken. The community became more engaged and a sense of satisfaction sent shivers through the spines of those involved. The bear trail consists of six fiberglass bears, installed throughout the College Hill Corridor, a center of revitalization within the City of Macon since the inception of the College Hill Alliance three years ago. The bear trail is just one piece of a larger puzzle involving many community improvement projects, events and people who live, work and/or attend school in the Corridor. Resulting from a partnership with Macon Arts Alliance and Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation with funding from the Knight Neighborhood Challenge and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, the College Hill Bear Trail is a public art project meant to bridge gaps and instill a sense of community pride. The mascot for Mercer University, which is the college in “College Hill,” is a bear, so instantly, the students, faculty and staff of Mercer are drawn to the bears. The paintings on the bears are comprised of imagery of local and historical significance to the Macon and Bibb County community. The bears are a symbol of unity. As a public art project, the bear trail has already been successful, but the project serves the community in other important ways. The bear trail is meant to be a walking trail. A way to encourage health and wellness in the community, and through a partnership with Community Health Works, it will do just that. The next step will be the release of pamphlets for

the College Hill Bear Trail to be placed on the campus of Mercer University, the Medical Center of Central Georgia, the Convention and Visitors Bureau and numerous other sites throughout the city. These pamphlets will contain information about the bears, the artists who created them, and maps of the College Hill Corridor outlining three distinct walking trails. Two of the walking trails pass by three bears each. They originate at Mercer University and the Medical Center of Central Georgia, respectively. While these trails do not pass every bear, they encourage the faculty, staff and students of Mercer and the visitors, patients and staff of the Medical Center to spend some time each day outside, exercising and engaging with their surroundings. The third trail is a three-mile trek which can begin at any of the six bears and leads walkers on a complete tour of the College Hill Bear Trail. Along with the information and maps, the pamphlets will encourage walkers to tweet pictures of themselves with the bears and to add the hashtags #beartrail and #corridor to their tweets. In this age of social media, the bear trail will be a source of community building online and off. It’s a fun way to get people out of their cars, engaged in their community and living healthier, happier lives. So what are you waiting for? Get outside, take a walk and share your story of walking the College Hill Bear Trail.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH UNIQUE BEAR

Jonathan Dye is the Director of Communications for Macon Arts Alliance. Contact Jonathan at jonathan@maconarts.org or visit maconartsalliance.org.

Jonathan and the Daisy Park Music Bear painted by artist Ingrid Lyndon.

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BY JONATHAN DYE


Calendar

For the most current local events, visit maconartsalliance.org. Send event information to jonathan@maconarts.org. Don’t forget: You get a free subscription to Macon Magazine when you join Macon Arts.

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niors, $6 military, $5 students, $5 ages 12-17, $4 ages 2-11 • (478) 477-3232, masmacon.com

DECEMBER 2

DECEMBER 5 & MORE

First Friday Gallery Opening for “Believe” | The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance • Opening reception 5-8 p.m. • On display through December 31 • (478) 743-6940, maconartsalliance.org

Dec. 5, 12 & 19; Jan. 2, 9 & 16; Feb. 6, 13 & 20; March 5, 12, & 19 Sketching Sessions | Fine Art Society of Middle Georgia • Mon. 6-8 p.m. • Free, bring sketchbook, pencils, charcoal and erasers • (478) 929-2263, butlerbrown.weebly.com

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NOW – DECEMBER 15 175th Anniversary Wesleyan Treasures Exhibit: Art, artifacts and archives | Wesleyan College • Cowles MylesCollier East & West Galleries, Burden Parlor, Benson Room, Willet Memorial Library, and Frances P. & Dennie L. McCrary Gallery • Mon.-Fri. 1-5 p.m. • Free and open to the public • (478) 757-5171

DECEMBER 2-10

NOW – DECEMBER 24

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical | Theatre Macon

Trunk Shows, featuring handcrafted jewelry and more by: Jerry Hunter, Cindy Yockman, Lauren Bausch and more | The Gallery At Macon Arts Alliance • Extended Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. through December 24 • Members receive a 10% discount on all purchases in The Gallery • (478) 743-6940, maconartsalliance.org

NOW – DECEMBER 24 Holiday Creations Market | Monroe County Arts Alliance Gallery • Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • Free admission • (478) 994-8668

NOW – DECEMBER 31 “Celebrate!” | Museum of Arts & Sciences • Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. • Free for members, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $6 military, $5 students, $5 ages 12-17, $4 ages 2-11 • (478) 477-3232, masmacon.com

NOW – JANUARY 7 Equal Rites: Works by Michael D. Harris | Tubman African American Museum • Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m-5 p.m. • Members: free; non-members: $6 adults, $5 senior citizens, $5 military with

DECEMBER 6-24 Holiday Artists’ Market | Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery • Opening Reception: Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m. • Free • (478) 744-9557, middlegeorgiaart.org

• Wed. & Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m. • $20 for adults, $18 for seniors; $15 for students • Reservations begin Nov. 28 • 746-9485, theatremacon.com Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, White Christmas promises to be a merry and bright theatrical experience for the entire family. HOT TICKET

DECEMBER 26 & MORE Dec. 26, Jan. 23, Feb. 27 & March 26 Fine Arts Society of Middle Ga. Meeting • Fourth Monday of every month, 7 p.m. • (478) 952-9216 (Jackie Raburn, FAS president)

JANUARY 6 & MORE January 6; February 3; March 2 First Friday Art Opening | The 567 Gallery • Fri. 6-8 p.m. • Free • the567.org

JANUARY 6 & MORE

ID, $4 children 4-17, $4 college students with ID, free for children under 4 • (478) 743-8544, tubmanmuseum.com

Jan. 6; Feb. 3; March 2 First Friday Open Studios | Contemporary Arts Exchange • 7-10 p.m. • Free • 590 Mulberry St.

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JANUARY 23 – FEBRUARY 24

“Art in the Woods” Retrospective of the work of the Stillmoreroots Group | Peacock Gallery, Russell Hall, Middle Georgia College • Free & open to the public • (478) 934-3043

“New Digital Art” by Michael Carter | Peacock Gallery, Russell Hall, Middle Georgia College • Opening Reception: Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. • Free & open to the public • (478) 934-3043

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JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 10

Maconites’ Art on Exhibit: “The Josephine and Spain Willingham Collection” | Museum of Arts and Sciences • Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. • Free for members, $8 adults, $6 se-

“Birds” | Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery • Opening Reception: Jan. 20, 6-8 p.m. • Free • (478) 744-9557, middlegeorgiaart.org


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The 1940s Radio Hour | Macon Little Theatre • Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. • $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students with ID • 477-3342 or 471-PLAY(7529), maconlittletheatre.org Take a musical sentimental journey to a bygone era as you experience this “live” radio broadcast from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that era is wonderfully captured. A time when the world was at war and pop music meant “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “I’ll Be Seeing You” and “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo” (all of which are in the show). Full of 1940s big-band music, swing dancing, patriotism, and old-fashioned sound effects, The 1940s Radio Hour is a holiday treat for the whole family you won’t want to miss.

FEBRUARY 3 – 25 “Shared Studios,” featuring artists Sharon Claybough and Jim Sandefur | The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance • Opening Reception: Feb.3, 5-8 p.m. • Free; 10% off purchases for members • (478) 743-6940, maconartsalliance.org

FEBRUARY 9 – MARCH 2 Wesleyan Art Students Exhibition | Frances P. and Dennie L. McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building • Opening Reception: February 9, 6 p.m. • Free and open to the public • (478) 757-5189

• Sat. 12:30 p.m. • $24 adults, $20 seniors & students • (478) 742-2000, douglasstheatre.org

DECEMBER 8 Mercer University Flute Choir presented by the Townsend School of Music | Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building at Mercer University • Thurs. 7:30 p.m. • $10, free with Mercer ID • (478) 301-5470, thegrandmacon.com

DECEMBER 9 & 10

Free Winter Arts Festival | Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery • Opening Reception: Feb. 17, 6-8 p.m. • (478) 744-9557, middlegeorgiaart.org

“A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols” by Mercer Singers presented by the Townsend School of Music | Newton Chapel Hall at Mercer University • Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m. • $5, free with Mercer ID • (478) 301-5470, thegrandmacon.com

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The Metropolitan Opera HD Live “Faust” | The Douglass Theatre • Sun. 1 p.m. • $24 adults, $20 seniors & students • (478) 742-2000, douglass theatre.org

MARCH 16 – APRIL 13

Mercer/Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra Christmas Concert with Mercer’s Children’s Choir | Stratford Academy • Sat. 7 p.m. • $5 or $20 per family • (478) 301-5300

Free “Cultural Heritage” & Youth Arts Festival | Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery • Opening Reception: March16, 6-8 p.m. • (478) 744-9557, middlegeorgiaart.org

MARCH 24 & 25 Mulberry St. Festival | Downtown Macon • Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2012 • middlegeorgiaart.org

The Metropolitan Opera HD Live “Rodelinda” | The Douglass Theatre

Mercer/Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra Holiday Concert | Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building at Mercer University • Mon. 7:30 p.m.

DECEMBER 16 Mercer University Children’s Choir in concert | St. Joseph Catholic Church • Fri. 7:30 p.m. • (478) 301-5751

JANUARY 20 Masterworks at Noon: Greg Pepetone, piano presented by the Townsend School of Music | Fickling Hall at Mercer University • Fri. 12 p.m. • $10, free with Mercer ID • (478) 301-5470, thegrandmacon.com

JANUARY 21 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live “Enchanted Island” | The Douglass Theatre • Sat. 1 p.m. • (478) 742-2000

JANUARY 24 Adam Neiman & Friends presented by the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Townsend School of Music | Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building at Mercer University Part of the Fabian String Series • Tues. 7:30 p.m. • $10, free with Mercer ID • (478) 301-5470, thegrandmacon.com

Created by Rudy Mendes The Mississippian Bear was created by Macon artist Rudy Mendes using marbles, stones, glass, mirrors and other materials to create a highly-decorative mosaic. The inspiration for the bear was the Mississipian culture, mound-building Native American who once flourished in the area and are responsible for the mounds at the Ocmulgee National Monument. According to Mendes, the Mississippians believed that “all things are connected,” and that concept helped the artist to envision and create this bear. He incorporated natural elements into the work, and the design is based on the pottery of the Mississippian culture.

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Handel’s “Messiah” presented by Mercer University Choir & the Choral Society of Middle Georgia | St. Joseph Catholic Church • Tues. 7 p.m. • $8-$10 • (478) 301-5751, music.mercer.edu

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“Macon Seen,” featuring photographers William Haun, John Cantwell, Cameron Kunzelman, Gracen Strong & David Fortner | The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance • Opening Reception: March 2 • Friday 5-8 p.m. • Free; 10% off purchases for members • (478) 743-6940, maconartsalliance.org

• Free admission • (478) 301-5300


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Matt Anderson, classical guitarist | Arts Complex at Macon State College • Mon. 7:30 p.m. • Free and open to the public • maconstate.edu

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The Youth Actors Company presents “Treasure Island” | Theatre Macon • Wed. & Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m. • $18 for adults, $12 for students • Reservations begin Jan. 9 • 746-9485, theatremacon.com

FEBRUARY 4 Second Annual Heritage Festival “A Choral Celebration of African American Composers” | The Douglass Theatre • Saturday, 6 p.m. • (478) 742-2000

Follow the adventure of Young Jim Hawkins and Captain Smollett as they search for the legendary treasure of the brutal Captain Flint. The infamous Long John Silver and his host of pirates stand in their way with cutlasses and cannon at the ready. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, this production is a swash-buckling, stunt and action-packed adventure sure to thrill audiences of all ages.

FEBRUARY 11 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live “Gotterdammerung” | The Douglass Theatre • Saturday, 1 p.m. • $24 adults, $20 seniors & students • (478) 742-2000, douglasstheatre.org

FEBRUARY 18 “Suite and Symphonic,” with guest conductor Yaniv Segal; presented by the Macon Symphony Orchestra | The Grand Opera House • Saturday, 7:30 p.m. • $38.50 adults, $18.50 students, $13.50 children 12 & under • (478) 301-5300, maconsymphony.com

FEBRUARY 25 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live “Ernani” | The Douglass Theatre • Saturday, 1 p.m. • $24 adults, $20 seniors & students • 742-2000, douglasstheatre.org

Auditorium, Georgia College • Sun. 3 p.m. • gcsu.edu/theatre

MARCH 4

MARCH 15

Instrument Petting Zoo | Macon Museum of Arts & Sciences Featuring Mercer/Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra Chamber Ensemble Performances at 2:30, 3:30 & 4:30 p.m. • Sun. 2:30-5 p.m. • Free admission • (478) 477-3232, masmacon.com

Soprano Gwendolyn Coleman Detwiler Concert | Burden Parlor, Wesleyan College • Thurs. 7:30 p.m. • Free and open to the public • (478) 757-5259

MARCH 5

FEBRUARY 27 Bertrand Giraud, pianist, in concert, presented by the Macon Concert Association | Burden Parlor at Wesleyan College • Season tickets: $80 adults, $40 students; individual tickets: $25 adults, $15 students (Seating limited to 80 people) • (478) 743-6940

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• $25 at the door • (478) 934-9575, ocmulgeesymphony orchestra.com

“From Russia With Love” by the Mercer/ Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra | Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building at Mercer University • Mon. 7:30 p.m. • Free and open to the public • (478) 301-5470, thegrandmacon.com

MARCH 5-30

FEBRUARY 28 Dusty Woodruff, classical guitarist | Arts Complex at Macon State College • Tues. 7:30 p.m. • Free and open to the public • maconstate.edu

8th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition | Peacock Gallery, Russell Hall, Middle Georgia College • Awards Ceremony: March 5 at 6 p.m. • Free & open to the public • (478) 934-3043

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MARCH 11

Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra | Porter Auditorium at Wesleyan College • Sun. 3 p.m.

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“An Afternoon of Overtures,” presented by the Oconee Regional Symphony Orchestra | Russell

MARCH 16 Master Class With Soprano Gwendolyn Coleman Detwiler | Wesleyan College • Fri. 2-4 p.m. • Free and open to the public • (478) 757-5259

MARCH 31 “Great Acts,” with guest conductor Robert Trevino and Julia Siciliano, piano; presented by Macon Symphony Orchestra | The Grand Opera House • Sat. 7:30 p.m. • $38.50 adults, $18.50 students, $13.50 for children ages 12 & under • (478) 301-5300, maconsymphony.com

Comedy DECEMBER 21 Mike Fuller’s “Magical Christmas Variety Show” | The Cox Capitol Theatre

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DECEMBER 2 & MORE

Disney On Ice | Macon Centreplex • Thu. & Fri. 7 p.m. • Sat. 11 a.m., 2:30 & 6:30 p.m. • Sun. 1 p.m. • $14-$22 or $33 VIP (fees are applicable) • (877) 532-6144, maconcentreplex.com

Dec. 2, Jan.6, Feb. 3 & March 2 First Friday activities | Downtown Macon • Opening reception at The Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance, 486 First St., 5-8 p.m. • Art Opening at The 567 Gallery, 533 Cherry St., 6-8 p.m. • Open Studios at Contemporary Arts Exchange, 590 Mulberry St., 7-10 p.m. • Family activities at the Georgia Children’s Museum, 370 Cherry St., 6-8 p.m.

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DECEMBER 6 & MORE

Hypnotist Gary Conrad | The Cox Capitol Theatre • Friday, times TBA: All-ages afternoon children’s show; early evening PG-rated show; and late evening X-rated show • $10 adults, $5 children • (478) 257-6391, coxcapitoltheatre.com

Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27; Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; March 6, 13, 20 & 27 Sweet Georgia Sound | Sweet Adelines International • Tuesday 7 p.m. • Singing lesson and first month membership free • (478) 335-3010

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DECEMBER 8

Lewis Black “In God We Rust” Tour | The Grand Opera House • May contain explicit material • Thurs. 7:30 p.m. • $40-$65 • (478) 301-5470, thegrandmacon.com

FEBRUARY 1 – 4 Civic Club Show | The Grand Opera House • Wed. 7:30 p.m. • (478) 301-5470, thegrandmacon.com

MARCH 17 Andy Gross’ “Mind Boggling Variety Show” | The Cox Capitol Theatre • Adults: $15 advance, $18 at the door; children: $10 advance, $12 at the door • (478) 257-6391, coxcapitoltheatre.com

Contemporary Music DECEMBER 1 “A Swingin’ Christmas” with the Georgia Big Band | Hawkinsville Opera House • Thurs. 7:30 p.m. • $15 • 783-1884

DECMEBER 2 & MORE Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 30 Free Friday Fest Concert in Third Street Park | Downtown Macon • Fri. 6-9 p.m. • fridayfestmacon.com

DECEMBER 4 Wesleyan’s Annual Christmas Concert: 175th Anniversary | Porter Auditorium • Sunday 4 p.m. • Free and open to the public

Delta Saints | The Cox Capitol Theatre • $10 • (478) 257-6391, coxcapitoltheatre.com

DECEMBER 9

Lubriphonic | The Cox Capitol Theatre • $10 advance, $12 at the door • 257-6391, coxcapitoltheatre.com

JANUARY 21 Almost Elton John: Craig A. Meyer | The Cox Capitol Theatre • $10-$30, all seats reserved • (478) 257-6391, coxcapitoltheatre.com

JANUARY 24 Masterclass given by Karel Paukert | Christ Episcopal Church • Tuesday, 7 p.m. • (478) 745-0427

JANUARY 25 Dinner and a Concert, hosted by The Townsend-McAfee Institute for Graduate Church Music Studies | Christ Episcopal Church • Wednesday, 6 p.m.

“Celtic Christmas,” featuring Steve Baughman and Robin Bullock; by Acoustic Productions | The Douglass Theatre • Friday, 8 p.m. • $17 adults, $10 seniors & students • (478) 742-2000, douglasstheatre.org

Painted by Heidi Clinite The Symphony Bear was created by Macon artist Heidi Clinite, a classically-trained violinist. She designed the bear to celebrate two of Macon’s cultural and musical treasures: The Macon Symphony Orchestra and The Grand Opera House. The bear depicts a performance by the orchestra at the Grand Opera House. The curtains framing the orchestra transform into a red tuxedo coat, in which the bear is dressed. Onlookers can almost hear the beautiful music of the symphony as they gaze upon this colorful bear.

DECEMBER 11 Workshop with Dr. Marilyn Keiser; hosted by Dennis McCleary | Vineville United Methodist Church • Sunday, 10 a.m. • (478) 745-3331

DECEMBER 11 Music and the Arts at Vineville, featuring Buddy Greene, singer/songwriter | Vineville United Methodist Church • Sun. 4 p.m. • Free • (478) 745-3331

DECEMBER 22 John Berry “Return to Bethlehem” | The Grand Opera House • Thursday, 7:30 p.m. • $32 • (478) 301-5470, thegrandmacon.com

DECEMBER 23 Friday Fest Caroling | Downtown Macon

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The Magic School Bus (part of the Variety Series) | The Grand Opera House • Mon., 7:30 p.m. • $14 adults, $10 students • 301-5470, thegrandmacon.com

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“Christmas Belles” | Perry Players Community Theatre • Evening shows 7:30 p.m. • Sunday shows 2:30 p.m. • $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 students & children • (478) 987-5354, perryplayers.org

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Second Saturday | The Georgia Children’s Museum • Sat. 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Free with proof of Macon residence • 755-9539, georgiachildrens museum.com

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Annual Christmas Program presented by Morning Music Club | Porter Auditorium at Wesleyan College • Thus. 10:30 a.m. • Free and open to the public • wesleyan.edu

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• Recital by Karel Paukert at 7:30 p.m. • (478) 745-0427

FEBRUARY 6 Hymn Festival with Mark Edwards | Riverside United Methodist Church • Mon., 4 p.m. • (478) 746-9688

FEBRUARY 12 “Sing Brother! Sing Sister!” Annual Recital of Negro Spirituals | The Douglass Theatre • Sun. 3 p.m. • (478) 742-2000

FEBRUARY 19 Music and the Arts at Vineville, featuring the American Boychoir, Princeton, NJ; Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, director | Vineville United Methodist Church • Sun. 4 p.m. • Free • (478) 745-3331

FEBRUARY 23 Miranda Lambert “On Fire 2012” | Macon Centreplex Arena • Thurs. 7:30 p.m. • $28.25, $40.25, $52.25 PIT (standing) • (800) 745-3000, maconcentreplex.com

FEBRUARY 24 The Official Blues Brothers Revue (part of the Variety Series) | The Grand Opera House • Fri. 7:30 p.m. • $38 • (478) 301-5464, thegrandmacon.com

FEBRUARY 25 Servant Leadership Award Ceremony & Gospel Concert | Wesleyan College • (478) 757-3799

MARCH 9 Duke University Chorale | Mulberry Street United Methodist Church • Fri. 7 p.m. • Free • (478) 745-8601

MARCH 16 Livingston Taylor | Cox Capitol Theatre • Fri., time TBA • $10-$30, all seats reserved • (478) 257-6391, coxcapitoltheatre.com

MARCH 18 & 25 Music and Arts At Vineville “Showcasing Young Talent,” featuring Kerrie Caldwell, soprano; Bradley Smith, piano; Curtis Smith, piano (March 18) & featuring Bryan Anderson, organ (March 25) | Vineville United Methodist Church • Sun., 4 p.m. • Free • (478) 745-3331

Dance FEBRUARY 3 & MARCH 2 USA Dance | Georgia Sports Hall of Fame • Fri., 7:30-10 p.m. • Free lesson, 7:30-8 p.m. • $5 Dance ’till you drop, 8-10 p.m. • (478) 752-1585, usad6059.org

JANUARY 12 & MORE

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Painted by Heatherly Darnell The Stamp Bear was created by Macon artist Heatherly Darnell, with the help of her then husband-to-be Eric Wakefield. Painted to look as if the bear had been covered in postage stamps, the Stamp Bear is fittingly located across the street from the U.S. Post Office. Each of the stamps which cover the bear feature local historical figures, cultural icons, arts and community organizations, conceived as though Macon and Bibb County had issued stamps featuring many of its local treasures. While the beauty of the bear is undeniable, it also serves as a fun way for parents to teach their children about the community in which they live and a great way for tourists to learn about the rich history of Georgia.

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Jan. 12, Feb. 11 & March 10 USA Dance hosts “Community Dance” | Howard Community Center • Sat., 7:30-10:30 p.m. • $7 members, $10 non-members • Dressy casual attire • (478) 986-5091, usad6059.org

DECEMBER 16 Public Dance Christmas Party | Howard Community Center • Fri. 8-11 p.m. • Casual dress • $5 general; free with gift for Toys for Tots • (478) 757-2287

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Party with Laura & Daniel | Howard Community Center • Fri. 8-10:30 p.m. • Casual dress • $5 • (478) 550-1058, (478) 719-9993, dldancers.com

JANUARY 20 “An Evening of Dance Magic,” featuring Julie Mulvihill | Georgia College & State University • Fri., 7 p.m. • $40, includes reception prior to performance • Fundraiser to benefit Campus Black Box Theatre • gscu.edu/theatre

Film DECEMBER 8 Thursday Night Film Series “Wedding Crashers” | Georgia College & State University • For mature audiences only • Thurs. 8 p.m. • $3 general, $2 students • gcsu.edu/theatre

Annual Greater Macon Chapter of USA Dance Christmas Dance | Howard Community Center • Sat. 9 p.m. • Bring your favorite hors d’oeuvre • (478) 743-7970, usad6059.org

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Second Tuesday Rock ‘n’ Roll Picture Show “A Concert for George” | The Cox Capitol Theatre • Tues. (Time TBA) • $5 general, $3 wearing a rock t-shirt • (478) 257-6391, coxcapitoltheatre.com

Dec. 23, Jan. 27, Feb. 24 & March 23 Friday Night Dance

Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12 & March 11 Film Screening hosted by Macon Film Guild | The Douglass Theatre • Sun. 2 p.m., 4:20 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. • $5 • (478) 742-2000, maconfilmguild.org

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NOW – DECEMBER 31 Celebrate! and the Festival Of Trees | Museum of Arts and Sciences • 477-3232, masmacon.com The Celebrate! exhibition, which complements Festival of Trees and includes Holiday celebrations from around the world, begins its 54th season at the Museum on November 22. This exhibition began with one tree in 1957 at the Museum’s original location in the Wesleyan College Conservatory on College Street and, over the years, focused sometimes on Christmas trees and celebrations in one or more countries, as well as the stories, music and gifts of Christmas. In 1989 in an effort to broaden its reach, the exhibition’s name was changed to Holiday Celebrations Around the World and through the years, a variety of cultural celebrations have been presented. Celebrate! now rotates through vignettes reflecting many different cultures—this year it focuses on several Christmas traditions, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Chinese New Year. A highlight of the exhibition is The Children’s Tree, for which schools and individual children can make decorations. Celebrate! will be on display at the Museum from November 22 through December 31.

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Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 & March 14 Senior Cinema | Douglas Theatre • Wed., 2 p.m. • Free, seniors only • (478) 742-2000, douglasstheatre.org

Free Music and the Arts at Vineville, featuring Carmen DeDee, storyteller | Vineville United Methodist Church • Sun. 4 p.m. • (478) 745-3331

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7th Annual Macon Film Festival | Downtown Macon • Venues: The Cox Capitol Theatre, The Douglass Theatre and The 567 Center • maconfilmfestival.com

“Civil War to Civil Rights: A History Seeks Its People” | The Lanier Center for Literary Arts, Sidney Lanier Cottage • Tuesday, refreshments at 5:30 p.m., program at 6 p.m. • Free for Historic Macon members, $5 non-members, $3 students • (478) 742-5084

Literary & Lectures DECEMBER 7 & MORE Dec. 7 & 21, Jan. 4 & 18, Feb. 1 & 15, March 7 & 21 Poetic Peace Open Mic | Midtown Key Club • Wed. 8 p.m. • $5 general, $3 for open mic artists, college, military • (478) 743-1004

JANUARY 26 Dr. John Countryman Lecture “Strange Bedfellows: Neuroscience and the Artist’s Journey” (part of the Kate Watson Visiting Artist Series) | Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Wesleyan College • Thurs. 11:15 a.m. • Conversation & Dessert Reception: 7 p.m., Burden Parlor • Free and open to the public • (478) 757-5259

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Albany Freedom Singers (part of the series: “Civil War to Civil Rights: A History Seeks Its People”) | Lanier Center for Literary Arts, Sidney Lanier Cottage • Tues., refreshments at 5:30 p.m., program begins at 6 p.m. • Free for Historic Macon members, $5 non-members, $3 students • (478) 742-5084

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• Fri.-Sun., 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. • $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students with ID • 477-3342 or 471-PLAY(7529), maconlittletheatre.org

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The Littlest Angel | Macon Little Theatre

Lecture by Dr. Fitz Brundage (part of the Mercer Southern Studies Program’s “Civil War Memory”) | Mercer Medical School Auditorium • Tues. 7:30 p.m.


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DECEMBER 10 & MORE

Lamar Lecture Series: Janisse Ray | Wesleyan College • Free • (478) 757-5137

Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 & March 10 Second Saturday | Georgia Children’s Museum • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m • Free with proof of Macon residence • (478) 755-9539, georgiachildrens museum.com

MARCH 16 – 17 Arts & Letters Festival | Max Noah Recital Hall at GCSU • Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. • $4 general, $2 students • gcsu.edu/theatre

Museums DECEMBER 1 Patrons’ Christmas Party | Hay House • Thursday, 7 p.m. • Invitation-only event for Hay House members and sponsors • hayhouse.org

DECEMBER 2 “Cottage Christmas” | Sidney Lanier Cottage • Fri. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. • Free admission • (478) 742-5084

DECEMBER 2 & MORE Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3 & March 2 Free First Friday Family-friendly Activities | Georgia Children’s Museum • Fri., 5:30-8 p.m. • (478) 755-9539, georgiachildrens museum. com

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Christmas Luncheons | Hay House • Wed.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. • Reservations required • $30 per person in advance • (478) 742-8155

Painted by Connie Redd The Tattnall Park Bear was created by Macon artist Connie Redd and was inspired by Tattnall Square Park and the skyline of Mercer University which borders the park. Located directly across the street from Mercer’s campus, this bear signifies the important role that Mercer has played as a community partner in Macon and Bibb County . The College Hill Corridor project, which is responsible for the Knight Neighborhood Challege grants which funded the bear trail project, was conceived by Mercer students as a class project. Since the project’s master plan was created and approved, the corridor has brought more than $5 million in private funding into the corridor to be used for revitalization and community improvement efforts.

DECEMBER 10 “Christmas In Dixie” | Cannonball House • Saurday, 6-9 p.m. • Regular admission • (478) 745-5982

DECEMBER 4 & 11 Children’s Sugar Plum Parties | Hay House • Sun., Seatings at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. • Ages 5-12 • $15 per child, $5 per adult • (478) 742-8155

DECEMBER 13 “Two Centuries of Struggle: From Civil War to Civil Rights” (part of Sidney’s Salon Series) | Sidney Lanier Cottage • Tuesday, open at 5:30 p.m., session at 6 p.m. • Free for Historic Macon members, $5 for non-members, $3 for students • Parking at First Baptist Church • (478) 742-5084

DECEMBER 24 & MORE Dec. 24, 26, 30 & 31 Behind the Scenes Tours | Hay House • Fri. & Sat. 10:30 a.m., Mon. 4:30 p.m. • $22 per person ages 8 and up • Involves moderate stair climbing • (478) 742-8155

DECEMBER 29 – 31 Georgia Invitational Football Classic, presented by the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Optimus Energy Drinks | Ed Defore Sports Complex and Henderson Stadium • Two games Dec. 29 • Optimus Energy Bowl Championship Game Dec. 31 • (478) 752-1585, gshf. org

THROUGH DECEMBER 31 Christmas at Hay House: Christmas Tours | Hay House • Open daily for guided tours, Mon.Sat. 10 a.m, to 4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m., • Tours start on the hour; final tour at 3 p.m. each day • Closed Christmas • Adults $11; seniors (65+) $10; military $10; students ages 6 to college with ID) $7; children under 6 free; Georgia Trust members free • Special rates for groups of 20+ guests

NOW – DECEMBER 31 Christmas at Hay House tours | Hay House • Tours Available Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Tours start on the hour; last tour at 3 p.m. • $11 adults; $10 seniors, military with ID; $7 students (6 years-college); FREE kids under 6 • Group tours available: $9 each (20+ with reservation) • School groups: $3 each (K-12 and college with reservation); $6 for each additional adult • 742-8155 Christmas would not be complete without a tour of Macon’s premier antebellum home decked with natural greenery and Victorian-inspired decorations! Visit three levels (Ground, Main, and Bedroom) of this National Historic Landmark and marvel at elegantly decorated trees, mantels, stairwells, and children’s rooms. Each visitor will receive a program book with descriptions of each room. A host of Christmas Luncheons, Sugar Plum Parties for children, and specialty school tours are available. HOT TICKET and school groups with reservations • (478) 742-8155

FEBRUARY 1 – 29 Behind the Holt’s House: Special Interest Tours | Cannonball House • (478) 745-5982

FEBRUARY 11 Sweet Valentine’s Tea | Cannonball House • First seating of 12 people, 2:30 p.m. • Second seating of 12, 5 p.m. • $25 per seat • (478) 745-5982

FEBRUARY 11 Victorian Valentine Tea | Hay House • Sat. 1 p.m. • Ages 5-12 • $20 per person • (478) 742-8155

FEBRUARY 14 Hearts at Hay House | Hay House • Weddings and vow renewals in the Palace of the South • Ceremony, champagne toast, cupcakes and a photo in 30 minutes


• Tues. 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. • $300 per couple • (478) 742-8155

FEBRUARY 24 Museum of Arts and Sciences Open Late | Museum of Arts & Sciences • The museum stays open until 8 p.m. on the last friday of each month. • Free 5-8 p.m. for Bibb County residents and colleges students with valid ID • (478) 477-3232, masmacon.com

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MARCH 10 & MORE March 10-11, 17-18, 21 & 31 Behind the Scenes Tours | Hay House • Sat. 10:30 p.m., Sun. & Wed. 4:30 p.m. • $22 per person ages 8 and up • Involves moderate stair climbing • (478) 742-8155

MARCH 16 & MORE March 16-18 & 23-25 Lantern Light Tours | Ocmulgee National Monument • Guided Ranger Tours: 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m. • Self-Guided Tours: 7:30-9 p.m. • Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and close at 9:30 p.m. • $5 for ages 13+, free for12 & under • (478) 752-8257, nps.gov/ocmu

Theater DECEMBER 1 – 4 Disney on Ice | Macon Centreplex • Thurs. & Fri. 7 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m. • $14, $18, $22, $33 VIP (Fees are applicable) • (877) 532-6144, maconcentreplex.com

DECEMBER 1 National Theatre Live “Collaborators” | The Douglass Theatre • Thurs., 7 p.m. • $20 adults, $15 seniors & students • (478) 742-2000, douglasstheatre.org

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• Fri. 5-8 p.m. • On display through Jan. 28 • Free, members get 10% off purchases • (478) 743-6940, maconarts alliance.org

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“Community Dance,” by USA Dance | Howard Community Center • Sat., 7:30-10:30 p.m. • $7 for members or $10 • Dressy casual attire • (478) 986-5091, usad6059.org

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FEBRUARY 3 — 12 “The Foreigner” | Macon Little Theatre

• Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. • $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students 23 & under with ID • (478) 471-PLAY, maconlittletheatre.org

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Dec. 1-3 & 8-10 “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” presented by Warner Robins’s Little Theatre | Knights of Columbus Hall • Thurs.-Sat. • Doors open: 6:45 p.m., show: 7:30 p.m. • $35 (advance reservations are required) • (478) 929-4579, wrlt.org

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“The Marriage of Guitar, Violin and Percussion” | Mercer University

• Tues. 7:30 p.m. • $10 or free with Mercer ID • (478) 301-5470, thegrandmacon.com

FEBRUARY 24 & 25 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony | Macon City Auditorium • Fri. GSHF Golf Classic at Idle Hour Country Club • FanFest at GSHF: Sat. 1 p.m. • Induction ceremony at Macon City Auditorium Saturday evening • gshf.org

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Nutcracker of Middle Georgia | The Grand Opera House • Dec. 7-10, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 10-11, 2:30 p.m. • $15-$20 for adults; $10 for students • (478) 301-5470 • midganutcracker.org

Douglass Theatre • Friday, 6 p.m. • (478) 742-2000, douglasstheatre.org

DECEMBER 2 – 4, 7 & 11 “Christmas Belles” | Perry Players • Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m,, Sun. 2:30 p.m. • $12 regular, $10 matinee • (478) 987-5354, perryplayers.org

The great tradition of the Nutcracker ballet is one many spectators, young and old, wouldn’t miss, and this holiday season is no exception. Nutcracker of Middle Georgia brings its magic back to the exquisite stage at The Grand Opera House in Macon. The 2011 production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet will run December 7 at the beautifully restored Grand Opera House. Now celebrating its 27th annual performance, the ballet boasts six professional dancers, hailing from all over the country including a new Sugar Plum.

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When it began as a simple organization in 1985 with no money, scenery or costumes, Nutcracker of Middle Georgia Inc., held its first performance at Porter Auditorium at Wesleyan College. Beginning in 1991, Nutcracker began a free school performance, funded by donations and grants, targeted primarily at public school students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a ballet. The free performance continues for schoolchildren annually. For a market the size of Macon, the quality of the production staged by Nutcracker of Middle Georgia is exceptional.

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Today, performances feature six paid professional dancers and more than 100 dancers representing numerous studios across Central Georgia, making the ballet a true amalgamation of both international and local talent. Twentyfive years of effort, careful planning and design have gone into the collection of top-notch costumes, which are updated frequently, and the acquisition of scenery designed by Bobby Berg of New York.

“Miracle on 34th Street,” (part of the Variety Series) | The Grand Opera House • Mon. 7:30 p.m. • $36 adults, $28 students • (478) 301-5470, thegrandmacon.com

Even as Nutcracker has evolved from its modest but magical beginnings, one thing remains the same, the beauty of the ballet and Tchaikovsky’s tradition. Nutcracker of Middle Georgia invites you to experience the magic, and share it with someone this holiday season. HOT TICKET

National Theatre Live “Collaborators” | The Douglass Theatre • Sunday, 4 p.m. • $20 adults, $15 seniors & students • (478) 742-2000, douglasstheatre.org

DECEMBER 4 & 5 Auditions for “Purlie Victorious” | Theatre Macon • Sun. & Mon. 7:30 p.m. • Show dates: February 17-25 • Open to actors of any experience • (478) 746-9485, theatremacon.com

GCSU’s “The Nutcracker,” (part of The Family Series) | Russell Auditorium • Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m. & Sun. 2 p.m. • $12 general; $8 ages 12 and under • gcsu.edu/theatre

DECEMBER 17 “Change Gona Come,” by JD’s Drama Theater | Douglass Theatre • Sat., 6 p.m. • $20 adults; $10 children 11 & under • (478) 742-2000, douglasstheatre.org

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JANUARY 17 “The Gazillion Bubble Show,” (part of

the Variety Series) | Grand Opera House • Tues. 3:20 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. • $24-$32 • (478) 301-5464, thegrandmacon.com

JANUARY 20 & 21 The Douglass Players’ “The Heart of Montenegro” | The Douglass Theatre • Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m. • (478) 742-200

JANUARY 25 & 26 “In the Heights,” (part of the Broadway Series) | The Grand Opera House • Wed. & Thurs. 7:30 p.m • $40-$48 • (478) 301-5470, thegrandmacon.com

FEBRUARY 3 – 12 “The Foreigner” | Macon Little Theatre • Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sund. 2:30 p.m. • $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students 23 & under with ID • (478) 471-PLAY, maconlittletheatre.org

FEBRUARY 6 Firehouse Theatre from London (part of the Global Citizenship SymposiumPersonal and Global Health: “My Role, Our Challenges”) | GCSU • Mon. 3:30 p.m. • Free; mature audiences only • gcsu.edu/theatre

FEBRUARY 6 & 7 “The Magic School Bus” | The Grand Opera House Part of the GrandKids Series • Mon.-Tues. 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. • $7 • (478) 301-5464, thegrandmacon.com

FEBRUARY 7 “Gruesome Playground Injuries” | Arts & Sciences Auditorium at GCSU Part of the Global Citizenship Symposium-Personal and Global Health: “My Role, Our Challenges” • Tuesday 3:30 p.m. • Free; mature audiences only • (478) 445-4226 HOT TICKET

JANUARY 21 Macon Symphony Orchestra presents “January Pops” featuring SPECTRUM: A Tribute To Motown and R&B | Macon City Auditorium • Sat. 7:30 p.m. • $15 balcony, $300-400 tables (seats 10) • 301-5300, maconsymphony.com

Webster defines Spectrum as a “series of radiations arranged in regular order” or a “continuous sequence or wide range.” This could not be a more appropriate description of the group Spectrum, which draws upon the talent of four radiant voices and diverse personalities to form a first class vocal quartet. After spending six stellar years recreating the sound and style of the Four Tops in Las Vegas’ multi-million dollar production shows American Superstars and Legends In Concert, the group has developed the versatility to credibly cover the music of groups from the Platters to the Temptations to Boyz 2 Men. It is this versatility that has propelled them to the status of headlining their own shows in which they perform stirring renditions of the all the best cover tunes.


Painted by Denise Kiefer The Ocmulgee Bear, painted by Ivey, Georgia artist Denise Kiefer, is also known by the title “Spirits in the Sky.” This bear, which is the only seated bear of the group, features a vibrant night sky revealing a Native American spirit watching over the silhouetted skyline of Macon and the Ocmulgee National Monument. Inspired by the combination of centuries of history prior to the settlement of the city of Macon and the more recent history of Macon and Bibb County, this bear celebrates all the people who have called the banks of the Ocmulgee River home. The shape of the seated bear even mimics the shape of the Ocmuglee mounds depicted on its body.

FEBRUARY 10 – 25 “Any Body Home?” | Warner Robins Little Theatre • Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. • $15 adults, $14 students, seniors, military • (478) 929-4579, wrlt.org

Feb. 10-12 & 16-19 “The Spiral Staircase” presented by The Backlot Players | Rose Theatre • Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. • $15 adults, $12 seniors & students • (478) 994-0443, thebacklotplayers. tripod.com

FEBRUARY 15 “Of Mice & Men,” (part of the GrandKids Series) | The Grand Opera House • Wednesday 9:30 a.m. • $10 • (478) 301-5464, thegrandmacon.com

FEBRUARY 15 “Of Mice & Men,” (Part of the Variety Series) | The Grand Opera House • Wednesday 7:30 p.m. • $20 adults, $14 students & groups • (478) 301-5464, thegrandmacon.com

FEBRUARY 17 – 25 “Purlie Victorious” | Theatre Macon • Wed. & Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m. • $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 students • (478) 746-9485, theatremacon.com

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National Theatre Live “Travelling Light” | The Douglass Theatre • Thurs. 7 p.m. • $20 adults, $15 seniors & students • (478) 742-2000, douglasstheatre.org

FEBRUARY 24 & MORE Feb. 24-26 & 29; March 1-4 “Sex Please, We’re Sixty!” | Perry Players • Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. • Auditions: Jan. 8, 2:30, Jan. 9, 7 p.m. • $12 regular, $10 matinee • (478) 987-5354, perryplayers.org

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FEBRUARY 25 STUNT! | Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College • Sat. 7 p.m. • $5 general admission, proceeds benefit scholarships • (478) 757-5216

MARCH 1 National Theatre Live “The Comedy of Errors” | The Douglass Theatre • Thurs. 7 p.m. • $20 adults, $15 seniors & students • (478) 742-2000, douglasstheatre.org

MARCH 3 “The 24-Hour Plays” | GCSU • Fri. 8 p.m. • $3-$6 • (478) 445-4226

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MARCH 4 National Theatre Live “The Comedy of Errors” | The Douglass Theatre • Sunday, 4 p.m. • $20 adults, $15 seniors & students • (478) 742-2000, douglasstheatre.org

MARCH 4 Russian National Ballet’s “Romeo &

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“The Wedding Singer” | Russell Auditorium at GCSU • Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m. & Sun. 2 p.m. • $16 general; $12 senior citizens, GCSU faculty & staff, non-GCSU students; $7 GCSU Students; $11 each for

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Auditions for “Titanic” (A musical) | Theatre Macon • Sun. & Mon. 7:30 p.m. • Show dates: April 6-21 • Open to actors of all experience levels • Please bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 16 bars • 746-9485, theatremacon.com

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Juliet” (part of the Variety Series) | The Grand Opera House • Sunday, 3 p.m. • $32 adults, $28 students & groups • (478) 301-5464, thegrandmacon.com

MARCH 6 “The Little Engine That Could,” (part of the GrandKids Series) | The Grand Opera House • Tues. 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. • $7 • (478) 301-5464

MARCH 8 Performance Artist James Luna | Russell Auditorium at GCSU • Thursday, 5:30 p.m. • Free • (478) 445-4226, gcsu.edu/theatre

MARCH 11 & 12 “The Odd Couple” auditions | Perry Players • March 11, 2:30 p.m., March 12, 7 p.m. • Performances May 4-6, 9-13 • (478) 987-5354, perryplayers.org

MARCH 19 The Complete Works of William Skakespeare | Russell Auditorium at GCSU • Monday, 10 a.m. • $5 • gcsu.edu/theatre

MARCH 20 – 21 “Fiddler On the Roof” | The Grand Opera House Part of the Broadway Series • Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. • $30-$48 • (478) 301-5464, thegrandmacon.com

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Painted by Ingrid Lyndon The Music Bear was created by Bleckley County artist Ingrid Lyndon. The bear was designed to reflect the rich musical heritage of Macon. Located near the Medical Center of Central Georgia and the Ronald McDonald House, this bear is the first bear in a walking trail originating at the Medical Center. Its blue color is meant to evoke the long musical history of “The Blues.”

MARCH 20 – 22 “Doubt” | Black Box Theatre at GCSU • Tues.-Thurs. 8 p.m. • $14 general; $10 senior citizens, GC faculty and staff, Non-GCSU students; $5 GCSU students • gcsu.edu/theatre

MARCH 23 – 24 “Girls Night Out: the Musical” | The Grand Opera House Part of the Variety Series • Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m. • $38 adults, $34 groups • 301-5464, thegrandmacon.com

MARCH 25 “Women Hold Up Half The Sky,” A Tribute to Women | The Douglass Theatre • Sunday, 5 p.m. • (478) 742-2000

Festivals & More DECEMBER 1-2 & 4 Christmas in Downtown Macon • Thurs., Dec. 1: Bibb County BOE Christmas Tree Lighting, City Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. • Fri., Dec. 2: Friday Fest & The Polar Express, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, 6:30 p.m. • Sun., Dec. 4: Middle Georgia Christmas Parade, 3 p.m.

DECEMBER 8-10 15th Annual “Drive-Thru Nativity” | Riverside United Methodist Church • Thurs.-Sat. 6:30-9:30 p.m. • Free • (478) 746-9688

DECEMBER 15 & MORE Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16 & March 15 Third Thursday Party | Mercer Village • Thurs. 6-9 p.m. • Free • shoplocalmacon.com

DECEMBER 22 – 23 Christmas Enrichment Program | Georgia Children’s Museum • Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m to 4 p.m. • (478) 755-9539, georgia childrensmuseum.com

DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve Cherry Blossom Ball Drop | Downtown • Sat. 9 p.m. to Midnight • Free admission • cherryblossomballdrop.com

MARCH 11 Second Sunday Brunch | College Hill Macon • Sun., 1-3 p.m. • Free • (478) 301-2008, collegehill macon.com


Cherry Blossom Festival 2012 MARCH 16 – 25 Free Nightly Concerts | Central City Park

• (478) 301-5470, cherryblossom.com

MARCH 16 – 25 Kachunga and Alligator Show | Central City Park • 3 times daily • Free event • (478) 301-5470, cherryblossom. com

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MARCH 21 Broadway in Bloom: A Dinner Cabaret | Armory Ballroom • cherryblossom.com

MARCH 23 Comedy Show | Macon • cherryblossom.com

MARCH 23 Jazz Concert Featuring Ken Trimmons Band | Coleman Hill • cherryblossom.com

MARCH 16 Cherry Blossom Gala | Macon City Auditorium • $50 per person (tables of 8 available), $10 balcony • 301-5470, cherryblossom.com

MARCH 17 Tunes and Balloons | Macon State College • Sat., 4 p.m.; balloons glow at dusk • $5, children under 6 are free • (478) 301-5470, cherryblossom.com

MARCH 17 Bed Race | Downtown Macon • Sat., 1 p.m. • Free admission • $50 per five-member team to race, Register by March 11

MARCH 18 Cherry Blossom Parade | Downtown Macon • Sun., 3 p.m. • Free admission

MARCH 22 Fashion Show & Pink Champagne Brunch | Anderson Conference Center • Thursday, 11:30 a.m. • $35, tables of 10 available • 301-5470, cherryblossom.com

MARCH 24 Street Party | Downtown Macon • Sat. 5-11 p.m. • $12 advance, $15 at the gate • 301-5470, cherryblossom.com

MARCH 24 & 25 International Food Fair | Third Street Park, Downtown Macon • Sat. 11-6 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. • cherryblossom.com

MARCH 25 Grand Finale | Wesleyan College • Sun. 5 p.m. • cherryblossom.com

MARCH 18 Music for the World by the Middle Georgia Concert Band | Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College

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• Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. • Founders Day Celebration on March 23 at 11:30 a.m. • Free event

MARCH 20 Authors Luncheon | Idle Hour HOT TICKET

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MARCH 19 – 23 Third Street Park Festivities | Downtown Macon


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