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February Friday Fest Schedule

February Friday Fest Schedule

Friday, February 4 will bring a blues fusion band from Thomaston, GA known as Long Hot Summer.

This part of Friday Fest will take place in The Red Room.

The Red Room is located at 580 Cherry St. in Downtown Macon.

For more information, call 478-550-2185.

The 567 Art Opening Scheduled for First Friday

The 567 Art Opening Scheduled for First Friday

The 567 Gallery will host an opening reception for their February art show featuring the works of Susan Raza this Friday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Raza's eclectic creations involve photography drawn from travel experiences to West Africa and the Southwestern U.S., still lifes experimenting with composition and color, painted furniture, prints, poems, and alters that express her spirituality.

Raza has a degree in Interior Design and currently makes a living as a decorative painter and color consultant. She has previously worked as a textile designer and print colorist. Her other experience in the arts includes photography, print making, writing, and ethnic dance and music.

Light refreshments wil be served.

Tubman Museum Holds Four Part Discussion Series

Over one hundred Central Georgians joined the Tubman Museum in a series of healthy group discussions about race this month. 

It was all a part of the museum’s book and discussion series entitled “Exploring the Color Line: Books and Discussions on Race.” 

During the four month long event, participants read the book of the month and then chime in on their opinion about the literary piece at the meetings, a Tubman Museum news release says. 

Running a Thousand Miles to Freedom by William Craft was January’s book.  February’s book is Tom Burrell’s Brainwashed:  Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority. 

Burrell, the founder of Burrell Communications, is best known for his work in advertising and his tireless efforts to change the way African Americans are portrayed. 

The Historic Douglass Theatre's Groundbreaking Premiere of "NIXON IN CHINA"

The Historic Douglass Theatre's Groundbreaking Premiere of "NIXON IN CHINA"

NIXON IN CHINA - Metropolitan Opera Premiere

The Douglass Theatre

February 12

1:00 PM

Composer John Adams conducts the Met premiere of his classic 1987 opera, a thrilling musical and theatrical exploration of the human truths beyond the headlines surrounding President Nixon's historic 1972 encounter with Mao and Communist China.  Longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars makes his Met debut directing, and baritone James Maddalena stars as Nixon, a role he created to widespread acclaim, alongside Kathleen Kim, Janis Kelly, and Robert Brubaker.

Tickets $24  (Seniors & Students $20)

742-2000

 

 

Singing Valentines

Singing Valentines

Sweet Adeline quartets all around the world are ready to help you celebrate Valentine's Day.  

Get your special, personal Valentine on order now to have a quartet from Sweet Georgia Sound sing to all those you love: friends, family, and lovers!  335-3010

Get ‘All Shook Up’ when Elvis Hits The Grand on Feb. 9-10

Get ‘All Shook Up’ when Elvis Hits The Grand on Feb. 9-10

Elvis will be in the building for the latest installment of The Grand Opera House’s Broadway Series.

The rock-and-roll Elvis hit “All Shook Up” comes to The Grand Opera House on Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 9-10, at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Macon. Tickets are $41-$45 and can be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or online at www.TheGrandMacon.com.

Combining all-time favorite Elvis hits with a whole new story full of hilarious twists and turns, “All Shook Up” is surefire fun for rock and--roll rebels of all ages. It’s “Footloose,” “Grease” and “Happy Days” all rolled into one zany story.

Try a Musical Instrument at the Music Petting Zoo

Try a Musical Instrument at the Music Petting Zoo

For more information visit www.masmacon.com.

The Mercer/Macon Youth Symphony will perform from 2:30 until 4 p.m.