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Georgia College Jazz Band
Thursday, March 12 7:30 PM
GCSU and The Plaza are once again teaming up to bring you a night of wonderfully talented local college students! The Jazz Band is coming to The Plaza for a night that promises to be filled with great music! Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or Click Here to purchase tickets.
Southern Spice Dance Competition Rehearsal
March 7 5:00 PM
Southern Spice Dance Academy's Competition Team prepares for three Regional Dance Competitions. We will begin competition on March 14th-15th with Star Talent Dance Competition in Athens at the Classic Center, then Dance Xplosion Competition at the Gwinnett Center April 10-12, and Bravo Dance Competition May 1-3 back at the Athens Classic Center.
The Dance Academy will hold a dress rehearsal at The Plaza Arts Center in preparation for these competitions and they’d like to invite the community to watch them perform free of charge; however, donations are greatly appreciated and will be split between the arts foundation and the dance academy.
This year they will compete: 1 Large Group, Category: Jazz Song entitled: Joyful, 3 solos: Peyton Jordan- "I Was Here" (Lyrical), Hope Chastain "Dust Bowl Dance" (Open) Marie Hayes "Radioactive" (Contemporary) & "Secrets" (Lyrical), 2 small groups: "Bang Bang" (Jr. Jazz) & "The Wolf", (Sr. Lyrical) Duet: "Amnesia" (Lyrical), and Trio "Soda Pop" (Teen Trio). They have a tremendous 11 member team:
Madison Cantrell, Anna Carroll, Hope Chastain, Virginia-Peyton Eggers, Gabrielle Gruzynski, Marie Hayes, Peyton Jordan, Molly Mason, Jaelin Rhinehart, Vanesa Rojas, and Sarah Wadsworth.
Choreographers: Crystal Williams & Victoria Faust Click Here to purchase tickets.
Lake Oconee Food and Wine Festival
Friday and Saturday, March 20 & 21 The Ritz Carlton, Reynolds Plantation
Please join the community in support of the 6th annual Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival, March 20-21, 2015. Don’t miss this delicious weekend filled with a delectable array of culinary samplings and fine wine, all enjoyed from the casual elegance of the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation. This year’s festival has a fantastic lineup - a sponsor appreciation Vintner Dinner, the all-new VIP Lounge sponsored by The Local Palate Magazine, featuring a Celebrity Chef demonstration and the finale - The Grand Tasting. This annual fundraiser helps raise funds for our very own Eatonton-Putnam Arts Foundation, as well as Gatewood School, and the Oconee Performing Arts Society. Please visit http://www.oconeefoodandwine.com/about.html for tickets and more information.
Sunday at The Museum: What the Yankees Did to Us
Sunday, March 22 2:00 PM
Renowned author, Stephen Davis, will give a lecture in the Reception Hall and then a light reception will take place in the Old School History Museum. This event is free of charge; however, donations are appreciated.
Stephen Davis, a popular Atlanta historian, earned a Master's degree in American history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. from Emory University where he concentrated on the theme of the Civil War in Southern literature. Dr. Davis studied at Emory under Bell Irvin Wiley, the renowned Civil War author and historian.
Dr. Davis is the author of a book on the Atlanta Campaign, Atlanta Will Fall: Sherman, Joe Johnston and the Heavy Yankee Battalions (2001), and, he served as Book Review Editor for Blue and Gray Magazine from 1984 to 2005. This author has written more than a hundred articles in a number of scholarly and popular publications to include Civil War Times Illustrated and the Georgia Historical Quarterly.
Davis's recent book, What the Yankees Did to Us: Sherman's Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta, is published by Mercer University Press. His book, as reviewed in Civil War News, is "by far the most well-researched, thorough, and detailed account ever written about the 'wrecking' of Atlanta." And, last year the Georgia Writers' Association recognized Dr. Davis with its Georgia Author of the Year Award in the category of History.
6th Annual Amateur & Advanced Photography Contest & Show
April 11th-18th Monday – Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
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PAPA Presents Harvey by Mary Chase
April 17th, 18th, 24th, & 25th at 7:30 PM April 19th at 3:00 PM
Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her and her daughter Myrtle Mae from future embarrassment. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues. Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or Click Here to purchase tickets.
Lake Oconee Academy Presents: Annie, jr.
Saturday, May 2 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Lake Oconee Academy's Drama Club will present the musical "Annie, jr." on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton, Georgia.
Ticket prices for the matinee and evening show are $10.00 per adult and $7.00 per student ages 4 and up.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Lake Oconee Academy at 706-454-1562.
OPAS Presents: Mojo & The Bayou Gypsies
Saturday, May 9 8:00 PM
You have to see Mojo & The Bayou Gypsies LIVE for an authentic Cajun experience with original Zydeco music. For more information, please visit www.opas.org or call OPAS at 70-999-1518.
4th Annual Fine Art Show
May 2nd-16th Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
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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 Soup 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. Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or Click Here to purchase tickets.
Saturday, November 7th 5:00 PM
The Annual Oyster Roast is a big fundraiser for the Eatonton-Putnam Arts Foundation and it's also a great night filled with good food, friends and fun! The Oyster Roast will be held at Stepback, GA and live entertainment will be provided along with ALL YOU CAN EAT Steamed and Raw Oysters and Chicken Gumbo. Beer and Wine are also included in the ticket price. Call The Plaza at 706-923-1655 or Click Here to purchase tickets.
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.