Arts and Entertainment

AUGUST

Wesleyan Market
Saturdays, August 9 and 23, 9 AM - 1 PM

Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Held year round on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, this fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-5105. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here.


SEPTEMBER

Wesleyan Market

Saturdays, September 13 and 27, 9 AM - 1 PM
Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Held year round on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, this fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-5105. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here.

Art Exhibition: Recent Works by Wesleyan Art Department Faculty
Wednesday, September 3 - Friday, October 17
McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Prints, paintings, works on paper, ceramics and photography by our distinguished faculty. Free. (478) 757-5189.

Art Exhibition: Post-Modern Masters
Tuesday, September 9 - Saturday, November 8
East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Works on paper by world renowned artists including Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Salvador Dali, and Andy Warhol. On loan from Brenau University. Gallery hours: M-F, 1-5 PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10-2 PM. Free. (478) 757-5189.

Art Exhibition: Highlights from Wesleyan’s Collection
Tuesday, September 9 - Friday, January 16, 2015
West Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Some of our favorite paintings and works on paper.  Gallery hours: M-F, 1-5 PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10 – 2 PM. Free. (478) 757-5189.

Lecture: Kimberly Minor: Native American Art
Thursday, September 11, 11:15 AM
Murphey Art Building 104
Kimberly Minor, art historian, Wesleyan alumna, Class of 2009, and doctoral candidate at the University of Oklahoma, discusses her research in Native American Art in a slide presentation. Free. (478) 757-5189.

Art Exhibition: The Holy Journey of Confucius by Artist YunZhu Lin
Friday, September 26 - Friday December, 19
Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College, Willet Library
Confucius’ journey told in 25 original paintings by First Class National Chinese artist YunZhu Lin. Confucius Institute hours: M-F, 1-5 PM. Free. (478) 757-2450.

Musical Performance: Lysander Piano Trio
Monday, September 22, 7:30 PM
Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Presented by the Macon Concert Association. Season tickets $80, $40 students; $50 Wesleyan faculty and staff. Individual concert tickets $25 adult, $10 students. Seating is limited.  For tickets call (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera House box office M-F, 10 AM-5 PM.

TheKate Watson Visiting Artist Series Presents:
Internationally Acclaimed Organist Chelsea Chen
Thursday, September 25, 7:30 PM
Porter Auditorium
Organist and composer Chelsea Chen is internationally renowned for her concerts of “rare musicality” and “lovely lyrical grandeur,” and a compositional style that is “charming” and “irresistible.” One of the most promising organists of her generation, Chelsea has electrified audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Free.  (478) 757-5259.

Community Event: International Confucius Institute Day
Saturday, September 27, 11 AM - 7 PM
Wesleyan Quad (Oval Hall, Candler Alumnae center if it rains)
Confucius Institutes worldwide will celebrate Chinese culture and language in an all-day fair-like event with dancing, musical and martial arts performances, dumpling making, and lectures, culminating at dark with a grand fireworks display on the Wesleyan golf course! Guests can buy tickets for lunch and dinner, face painting, and a photo booth. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5212.


OCTOBER

Wesleyan Market

Saturdays, October 10 and 24, 9 AM - 1 PM

Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Held year round on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays every the, this fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-5105. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here.

China’s National Day Observance
Wednesday, October 1, 6 PM
Taylor Amphitheater
Join the Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College in observing China's National Day, the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. We will hear a guest lecture on the history of modern China and view footage of that day's parades from China. Free. (478) 757-5212.

Wesleyan Theatre Presents:
Step on a Crack by Suzan Zeder
Directed by Frazer Lively
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 16 - 18, 8 PM
Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building
An electrifying comedy/drama for children and adults. Ellie flows in and out of reality as she uses games and imaginary friends to work through her feelings about her new stepmother. What will shake her out of Ellie’s fantasy world? Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students, alumnae, senior citizens. Free to Wesleyan students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited. For reservations: (478) 757-5259 or email theatre@wesleyancollege.edu.

WOW! A Day for Macon
 
Saturday, October 18, 8 AM - 12 NOON
Anderson Dining Hall, Olive Swann Porter Building 
Mass community-wide volunteer service initiative organized by Wesleyan’s Lane Center for Service and Leadership. Volunteers meet in Anderson Dining Hall for a breakfast meeting and then depart in small groups to various project sites located throughout Macon. Community volunteers are welcome. (478) 757-5219.

Chinese Film Festival
Thursdays, October 23 and October 30; Monday, November 17, 6 PM
Taylor Amphitheater
The Confucius Institute at Wesleyan College will screen three culturally significant Chinese films, each followed by a discussion. All films are in Chinese with English subtitles. Free. Light refreshments will be served. (478)757-5212.

Wesleyan’s Annual AXIS International Dinner
Saturday, October 25, 5 PM
Anderson Dining Hall, Olive Swann Porter Building
The world cooks for you at Wesleyan’s annual International Dinner. Traditional cuisine representing different countries will be prepared and offered by our international students.  Proceeds benefit scholarships. (478) 757-5137.

Art Exhibition: Peruvian Photography
Wednesday, October 29 - Wednesday, December 10
McCrary Gallery, Murphey Art Building
Opening reception: Wednesday, October 29, 6 -7 :30 PM
A selection of works by contemporary Peruvian photographers, curated by Fernando La Rosa, Wesleyan art faculty, originally from Peru. Free. (478) 757-5189.


Belk Lecture Series: Dr. Amos Yong
Thursday, October 30,11:15 AM
Taylor Amphitheatre
“The Buddhist-Christian Encounter in the Third Millennium: W(h)ither the Middle Way?”
Dr. Yong is director of the Center for Missiological Research (CMR) and professor of theology at Mission School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary. His scholarship has been foundational in Pentecostal theology, interacting with both traditional theological traditions and contemporary contextual theologies—dealing with such themes as the theologies of Christian-Buddhist dialogue, of disability, of hospitality, and of the mission of God.


NOVEMBER

Wesleyan Market
Saturdays, November 14 and 28, 9 AM - 1 PM

Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Held year round on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, this fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-5105. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here.

Wesleyan’s Annual Fall Recital
Monday, November 17, 7:30 PM
Porter Auditorium
Featuring Wesleyan music students. Free. (478) 757-5259.

Wesleyan Art Students Show
Tuesday, November 18 - Wednesday, December 10
East Gallery, Porter Fine Arts Building
Prints, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, and photography by Wesleyan art students. Gallery hours: M-F, 1-5 PM and during Wesleyan Market Saturdays 10-2 PM. Free. (478) 757-5189. 


DECEMBER

Musical Performance:
Maurizio Moretti, pianist
Thrusday, December 4, 7:30 PM
Burden Parlor, Olive Swann Porter Building
Presented by the Macon Concert Association. Season tickets $80, $40 students; $50 Wesleyan faculty and staff. Individual concert tickets $25 adult, $10 students. Seating is limited.  For tickets call (478) 301-5470 or visit the Grand Opera House box office M-F, 10 AM-5 PM.  


Wesleyan Market
Saturday, December 12, 9 AM - 1 PM

Wesleyan College, Front Campus
4760 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
This fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art, and crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (478) 757-5105. To find out what’s happening and a full vendor listing like us on Facebook and click here.

Wesleyan Theatre Presents:
Far Away, by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Jan Lewis
Thursday, Friday, Saturday,December 4 - 6, 8 PM
Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre, Porter Fine Arts Building
Joan grows up in a dystopian world of the near future in which political turmoil reaches staggering proportions. Whose side will Joan be on? A provocative challenge to the mind and emotions. Discussions to follow performances. Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students, alumnae, senior citizens. Free to Wesleyan students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited. For reservations: (478) 757-5259 or email theatre@wesleyancollege.edu.

Wesleyan’s Annual Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 7, 3 PM
Porter Auditorium
Join us for our celebrated annual concert featuring Wesleyan’s Concert Choir and the Wesleyannes. Free. (478) 757-5259.