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Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 2:39am

Your Middle Georgia Weekend, Oct. 3

Huffington Post film critic Jackie K. Cooper and harpist Betsy Fitzgerald join us to talk about fun things to do in Middle Georgia over the weekend and beyond.

Jackie's picks for Oct. 3:

(1) Georgia National Fair runs October 3 thru 13.
a. Concert on October 5 features Hunter Hayes and Love and Theftb.
b. Cost $30
c. Contact numbers (478) 987-3247, 1-800-987-3427 (Georgia only)

(2) One City Art Festival, October 4-6

Oct 4: First Friday Art Crawl in Downtown Macon 5 till 9PM - Downtown Museums and Galleries will be free and open to the public
Oct 5: 9:30 to 1:30 Paint the Village – Painting in the Round at Middle Georgia Arts Association
c. Oct 5: 6 to 8 Paint the Village Special Exhibit and Reception at the Middle Georgia Art Association

Betsy's picks for Oct. 3:

The world-renowned jazz ensemble Spyro Gyra is set to perform on First Friday, October 4, at the historic Douglass Theatre as part of the Douglass Theatre Jazz Society season. Music lovers from across the globe have enjoyed their music for the past forty years, with the ensemble selling over 10 million albums. “The Rhinebeck Sessions,” their highly anticipated 30th album, was recently released and includes a collection of mostly up-tempo, often funky pieces that stands toe to toe with the best of this group’s prolific output.

Spyro Gyra
Douglass Theatre, Macon
October 4, 2013
8:00 PM
For tickets or more information, call (478) 742-2000 or visit

If you are an opera or classical music lover, you will not want to miss the next live telecast of the Metropolitan Opera performing Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin on Sunday. This tale of a fateful romance between the love-struck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin is filled with lush melodies as well as beautiful sets and costumes set in the 19th century. We are lucky that the Central Georgia Opera Guild and the Douglass Theatre partner together to give us the opportunity to experience world-class programs like this without having to leave home.

The Met Opera Live in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
October 5, 2013
12:55 PM
Douglass Theater, Macon
For tickets or more information, call (478) 742-2000 or visit

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