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iconic novel, Tchaikovsky’s tale explores his many moods – tender, grand and melancholy. Admission $20. 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

Sunday 23

Friday 14

Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters at the Douglass Theatre Wednesday, April 19!

COMMUNITY: Light the Night Easter Egg Hunt (Tattnall Square Park) 6-9 p.m. Bring the kids for a fun night full of games, prizes, music, and fun! We will have bounce houses, face painting booths, photo ops with the Easter Bunny, and multiple giveaways! We will also have separate egg hunt times for the different age groups starting at 7. The best part? It’s all FREE! So bring your flashlights, your glow sticks, and the whole family for a night you won’t forget. COMMUNITY: “We are all Family” Festival (Smiley’s Flea Market) A setting for families from all nationalities to come together and experience family-friendly entertainment. Rides, carnival games, food, musical entertainment, performances by drill teams, dance squads and a college step show. Smiley’s Flea Market, 6717 Hawkinsville Road. Free admission; bands and individual tickets available for rides. 5-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-11 pm. Saturday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday; April 7-16. 6717 Hawkinsville Road THEATRE: “The Drowsy Chaperone” Presented by Theatre Macon Thru April 23. Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz age musical featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not so bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight. Adults $25, Seniors $20 (60+), Students $15 (through age 22). Showtimes 8 p.m. with 4:30 Sunday matinee. TheatreMacon.com. NIGHTLIFE: Southern Comfort Burlesque (Grant’s Lounge) 8-11 p.m. Come join us for a night of singing, dancing, teasing and tassel twirling that you won’t soon forget! $15 in advance.

Saturday 15 CONCERT: Arlin Carter and Annabella ( The Ampersand Guild) 7:30 p.m. Free event! An acoustic presentation of a soulful blend of POP music! From east coast to west coast to Brazil and now living here in Macon, Arlin Carter brings a widely influenced musical talent to the audiences of his new home town, playing live at Ampersand Guild. Singer Annabella opens the performance. 503 5th St.

FIRED WORKS: Lecture Series with the Artist 1:30-2:30 p.m. “My Journey with Clay” Featured Potter & Speaker Barry Gregg will be giving a lecture on his journey as a potter. Central City Park. Free with $5 admission to Fired Works

Wednesday 19 CONCERT: Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters (Historic Douglass Theatre) Surf’s Up! Hang Ten with Billy, JD, and Teddy! The Boxmasters make a stop at the Douglass for Tea Surfing Time! Doors open at 7pm. Tickets $40/$45. 478.742.2000

Thursday 20 COMEDY: Comedian Brian Regan (The Grand Opera House) Vanity Fair called Regan, “The funniest stand-up alive”. Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. Brian’s non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005 and continues through 2017. It is the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Brian’s fan base. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian Regan consistently fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. Currently a regular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Regan made 28 appearances on Late Show With David Letterman, the most of any comic in the show’s 22 years on CBS. This is clean comedy and suitable for ages 14 and up. Tickets start at $35 with $70 pit seats available. For more information, visit TheGrandMacon. com or follow all our events at facebook/theGrandOperaHouse.

Friday 21 COMMUNITY: Corks & Canvas (567 Center for Renewal) 7 p.m. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or other beverage to sip on, bring a friend, and learn to create an 11 x 14 painting. No painting experience required. An artist will guide you through the steps. $28 includes all materials for the class (except the wine), and the class lasts 2 and 1/2 hours. Space is limited. To register, call (478) 2386051 or you can pay online at http://www.the567center.org/art-classes/.

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ART: Watercolor and Wine (567 Center for Renewal) 2-4:30 p.m. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or other beverage to sip on, bring a friend, and learn to create a 9 x 12 painting using watercolor. No painting experience required. Artist Heather Mclaurin will guide you through the steps. $25 includes all materials for the class (except the drinks), and the class lasts 2 and 1/2 hours. To register, call (478) 238-6051 or you can pay online at http:// www.the567center.org/art-classes/.

COMMUNITY: Cotton Avenue Pop-Up Plaza The Cotton Ave Pop-Up Plaza will temporarily close a portion of the street to cars and open it to new possibilites for public use. We’re bringing bistro tables and chairs, oversized bean bags, adirondack chairs, live music and other activities to inspire new uses for the space for all. This is a free and family friendly event. The pop-up plaza will take place in Downtown Macon where Cotton Avenue and Second Street meet. 5:309:30 enjoy live music and yard games.

Saturday 22 ART: 12th Annual Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale April 22-30 (Central City Park) 11am-6pm. The exhibit and sale features more than 6,000 pieces of pottery by 65 ceramic artists from Georgia and the Southeast. FESTIVAL: 17th annual Bluebirds & Bluegrass Festival (Dauset Trails Nature Center) Free Admission and Parking, gates open at 9am, music starts at 11 featuring Cabin Point, Johnny Roquemore and the Apostles of Bluegrass, and Grassville. Also; Dulcimer Jam sessions, Outdoor Recreation Clubs, Wildlife Encounters, Demonstrations, Activities for Kids, Food and Drink on site. 360 Mt. Vernon Ch. Rd. Jackson, (770) 775-6798 COMMUNITY: Cotton Avenue Pop-Up Plaza The Cotton Ave Pop-Up Plaza will temporarily close a portion of the street to cars and open it to new possibilites for public use. We’re bringing bistro tables and chairs, oversized bean bags, adirondack chairs, live music and other activities to inspire new uses for the space for all. This is a free and family friendly event. The pop-up plaza will take place in Downtown Macon where Cotton Avenue and Second Street meet. 10am: free yoga; 12-5 pm Enjoy live music and yard games. CULTURE: The Met Opera Live in HD 12:55 p.m. Screening “Eugene Onegin” (Tchaikovsky) Presented by Douglass Theatre. Based on Pushkin’s

Tuesday 25 FIRED WORKS: Pottery Wheel Class Maybe you have taken a pottery class or two, and want to try your technique on the pottery wheel? If so, you will enjoy a Wheel Turning Workshop at the 12th Annual Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale. Professional ceramic artists will teach you how to throw your own piece of clay on the pottery wheel. This is a great way to learn new techniques and create new experiences. A group of 6 will work with our professional ceramic artists on creating a beautiful wheel thrown piece of pottery. Tickets are $50 and include drinks, materials, and finished piece. Classes are 6pm7:30pm & 7:30pm-9pm. Register on EventBrite.com

Thursday 27 MUSIC: Mercer Jazz Ensemble Mercer Jazz Ensemble explores the music of Thad Jones, Directed by Monty Cole. Neva Langley Fickling Hall, McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University. Free. 7:30 p.m.

Friday 28 MUSIC: Mercer University Orchestra The performance begins at 7:30 pm in Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building on Mercer’s Macon Campus and admission is free and open to the public. MOVIE: Screening of “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary” (Historic Douglass Theatre) Part of a weekend celebrating Jazz Appreciation Day. Screening at 7pm. Admission is $6, which includes a soda and box of popcorn. 355 MLK Jr. Blvd. www. douglasstheatre.org

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The 11th Hour: April 14-28, 2017  

Know Macon. Culture - Live Music - Dining Out

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