Classes, Activities & Announcements
- Yoga and/or Pilates Classes
- Anointed Dance Classes
- Plaza Ballet Classes for Kids, featuring GCSU Instructors
- After School Art Program (ASAP)
- Camp Broadway in the Briar Patch
- Egg Tempera Painting Class
- Summer Art Camp
- Technology Camp
- Stitchery Group
- 2015 Amateur & Advanced Photography Show & Contest
- Amateur Artists Call for Entries
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Sunday at The Museum: World War I Revisited
June 14 2:00 PM
Rick and Mauriel Joslyn are avid historians whose interests include the First World War. Since their first visit to the battlefields and cemeteries of France in 1986, they have returned two times and spent years collecting artifacts and uniforms pertaining to the war. Mauriel co-wrote a book of interviews with English aviators who flew the famous fighter planes of the era. Her book is entitled Voices in Flight. She will have some copies to sign.
Rick specializes in the American forces and has collected many items associated with the 30th Division. He will have uniforms, weapons, and many items associated with soldier life on the Western Front. The program will also include video from their travel to the battlefields, a fitting topic in this 100th anniversary of that war.
The couple live in Sparta, in one of the oldest houses which they have restored. Mauriel is an adjunct professor at Georgia Military College where she teaches history. Rick has his own business, and also works part time at the Natural History Museum at Georgia College.
This is a free event, open to the public; however donations are always appreciated. There will be a light refreshments served after the lecture in the Old School History Museum.
Anointed Dance Presents "Legends, Celebrating Great Music"
May 31st 5:00 PM
$5 Admission at the Door
Local Anointed Dance Company is holding their spring recital at The Plaza and are hoping local audiences will come enjoy the performance.
The mission of this ministry is to creatively touch the world through dance, giving God all the glory and praise. The goal of Anointed Dance is to provide dance and physical fitness activities that will help to produce recreation, fun, and creativity. The strategy is to provide knowledge through the Word of God that everyone was created for a purpose and within an individual God has given gifts that should be used for the building of His Kingdom in order to reach your destiny.
Admission is only $5 at the door. Please bring cash only.
Abandoned Rural America Art Show
June 15th - July 31st Open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Since its creation during the summer of 2011, the Abandoned Rural America project has matured and grown through four previous major exhibits and six mini preview exhibits as well as video presentations and discussions with civic and school groups. Now, after over three years and several additions, the Abandoned Rural America show is coming to The Plaza Arts Center.
The Abandoned Rural America exhibit reflects the vision of several Georgia artists with distinctly different styles responding to the changes in the rural countryside. Egg tempera paintings and pen and ink drawings by Madison's Peter Muzyka; digital photographs by Greensboro's Lisa Wheeler; oil paintings on panel by Augusta's Don Jolley; collodion wet plate prints by Social Circle's Charles St. John Dyer; plein air oil paintings by Mansfield artist Sam Traina; acrylic paintings and wonderful hand crafted models of a family farm house and rural school made by Eugene Swain; masterful works in clay by Broughton artists Elizabeth Collins and Chuck Hanes; floral oil paintings by Watkinsville artist Kate Sherrill; traditional film black and white photos by former Madison photographer and ceramicist Cassie Hawkins; and watercolor paintings and giclée prints by Buckhead artist Joe Coggins round out the works in the show. These artists tell the story of the past and present of the small American family farm.
We hope you will join us for the opening reception of Abandoned Rural America , the American Small Family Farm in Transition on Sunday, June 14th at 6 pm where you will meet the artists, and immerse yourself in times gone by. The reception is free and open to the public. The accompanying video presentation will commence at 7 PM.
MEET ME AT THE PLAZA SEASON TICKETS
JUNE 20, JULY 18, AUGUST 22 7:30 PM
The Meet Me at The Plaza Summer Concert Series is just around the corner and we are gearing up for it. Are you planning to party with us at all three outdoor concerts? Great! We have just the deal for you ... SEASON TICKETS at a reduced rate. The season pass to all three concerts is only $30! Get your pass today! Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or visit us in person.
MEET ME AT THE PLAZA: The Soul Purpose Band
JUNE 20, 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Back by popular demand ... The Soul Purpose Band! As the name implies, The Soul Purpose Band is steeped in a true Soul/R&B tradition that offers the audience a combination of dance hits and soulful sounds from the 60's to the 80's, with an occasional tune from recent current pop charts. The Soul Purpose Band is an 11-piece band consisting of a 5-piece rhythm section, a four-piece horn section and both a male and a female singer. Tickets are $12 in Advance and $15 at the Gate! Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or Click Here to purchase tickets.
MEET ME AT THE PLAZA: A1A
JULY 18, 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
A1A is returning to The Plaza this summer! That's right, the official and original Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band is ready to turn The Plaza Lawn into a Beach Party once again! Tickets are $12 in Advance and $15 at the Gate! Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or Click Here to purchase tickets.
MEET ME AT THE PLAZA: Matt Rogers Band
AUGUST 22, 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
The Last but certainly not least act for the summer concert series is Eatonton native, Matt Rogers and his band. "If you want someone's attention—be different." Matt Rogers has used that approach since he began performing. Bringing the freshest sound in country music, Matt Rogers delivers his unique approach to entertainment every time he steps in front of a microphone. As a singer and a songwriter, Matt's original music is rich with emotion and struggle. As a cover musician, he brings a unique texture to songs and presents them in a different way-without disturbing the integrity of the original version. Today, Matt is performing all across the south. He has recorded a five-song demo EP and has just released two new singles. Produced by industry giants Dino Pastin and JoAnn Berry, "I Was Raised" and "Please Come to Boston" have already created waves of enthusiasm with music executives in Nashville. Tickets are $12 in Advance and $15 at the Gate! Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or Click Here to purchase tickets.
Parents' Night Out
Saturday, September 26th 7:30 PM
National headlining comedians Karen Morgan & Jim Colliton join together in this funny show about parenting, marriage & family. Jim and Karen are both happily married - just not to each other - so they bring both perspectives of parenting to the stage. Through stand-up comedy and hilarious audience participation, Karen and Jim take you on a wild ride through the insane world that is family. Whether you are a parent or you have parents, you will love this show. So get a baby sitter! You deserve a Parents Night Out! Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or Click Here to purchase tickets.
Thursday, October 22nd 5:00 PM
The 6th Annual Historical Cemetery Tour! It's an Eatonton favorite! A light supper is included in your ticket price, so come out and make a night of it. Supper will be served from 5:00-6:00 PM. The Tour buses will leave The Plaza at 6:15 PM to take guests to Pine Grove Cemetery, where your tour begins at 6:30 PM. The Ghost Walk is about an hour and a half long and golf carts will be avaialble for those needing assistance. Guests will visit the gravesites of many of Eatonton's luminaries, where live actors will portray the inhabitants and will bring history to life. Please call the Historical Society for further information: (706) 485-6442.
Member Only Event
Saturday, November 7th 7:30 PM
An exclusive Plaza Partner Members' Event. If you are interested in joining us for this event, you must become a Plaza Partner. Learn How HERE!
PAPA Presents 1940s Radio Hour
November 13th, 14th, 20th, & 21st at 7:30 PM November 15th at 3:00PM
Fabled WOV, a seedy little New York radio station, takes to the air on December 21, 1942 (about a year into the U.S. involvement in World War II), this time to record a broadcast for the troops overseas. The narrative concerns the harassed producer, the leading singer who is often drunk, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mic, and the young trumpet-player who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller. Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or Click Here to purchase tickets.
Christmas on the Avenue
Sunday, December 6th 4:00 & 6:30 PM
Come enjoy this annual holiday performance by the church choirs of Eatontons's North Madison Avenue. It's free but you must make a reservation. Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or Click Here to purchase tickets.