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Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 2:43am

Your Middle Georgia Weekend, Aug. 8

Updated: 1 year ago.
Macon DJ Roger Riddle and Y-O Latimore of Poetic Peace Arts join us to talk about fun things to do in Middle Georgia over the weekend and beyond. (Photo: Adam Ragusea / GPB News)

Macon DJ Roger Riddle and Y-O Latimore of Poetic Peace Arts join us to talk about fun things to do in Middle Georgia over the weekend and beyond.

Y-O's picks for August 8:

Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. is filled with fun at the Museum of Arts and Science with the Wild Music - Sounds and Songs of Life interactive exhibit. This exhibit was designed for English and Spanish speaking people as well as the blind. Exhibits like this make learning fun for all ages. You walk away with your very own musical production and more knowledge about the origin of music. The Wild Music exhibit runs at the Museum of Arts and Science until September 8.

For more information, log onto http://www.masmacon.org/

If you like the orchestra, jazz, opera or classical, get prepared for the upcoming concert series at the Townsend School of Music & the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. From August 27 of this year until May 18, 2014, they will host 75 performances with free admission to about 60 of them. Here's Cindy Hill, the Arts Marketing Coordinator for Mercer University with a few more highlights on the concert series:

Log onto http://music.mercer.edu for more details.

--Y-O

Roger's picks for August 8:

Theater Macon is hosting director Jonathan Willis and the Youth Actors Company's production of Disney's The Jungle Book. For me, The Jungle Book was the Disney movie with the best music, and that's really saying something considering all the great Disney songs that we've heard over the years. But you have to consider it at least in the top 3 with Jazz legend Louis Prima voicing King Louie and performing "I Wan'na Be Like You" and Baloo singing "The Bear Necessities". "The Bear Necessities" was "Hakuna Matata" decades before The Lion King hit the screen.

We get to see it all come to life again on the Theater Macon stage. Get ready to cut loose, dance in your seat, and laugh out loud. Plus, this is a great way to introduce your little ones to this classic story, With a great group of young actors, this production is sure to be fun and inspiring for children of all ages. The show rund from August 10th - August 18th. Tickets are $18 or $12. for children and students.There's also a special $10 Friday Aug 9th performance that is a benefit show for Macon Purrs N Paws! So great fun for a great cause.

More info: http://www.theatremacon.com/

I don't know about you, but I've always been a star gazer. Since I was a kid, I could point out certain stars and constellations and I was always interested in learning more about what was going on in the sky above. Well, the Museum of Arts and Sciences hosts Sky Over Macon in the Mark Smith Planetarium. The Second Friday of each month you get an overview of what stars and constellations are in our sky each season and then you learn what stars and constellations are visible right now over central Georgia and what special events will be visible in our sky. This is a great chance to learn more about what can be seen or to introduce a young one who dreams of flying in a spaceship one day.

More info: http://www.masmacon.org/explore/astronomy/planetarium/sky-over-macon

--Roger

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