Fun Things to Do in Middle Georgia this Week
There are many fun things going on the last week in April, including an ode to punk music at the Grand Opera House on Friday, a Pink Floyd tribute show at The Society Garden on Saturday, and much more. The following is a short list of selected events that are scheduled to take place this week in Macon and Middle Georgia.
MONDAY, APRIL 24
Family Monday at the Douglass Theatre (6 - 8 p.m.)
The theme for Family Monday at the Douglass Theatre this week will be Celebration of Art. Family Mondays are family-friendly events that include free food and are presented by the Anti Violence Academy whose motto is "Where Families Breakdown Challenges to Build Victories". This event is free and open to the public.
- Douglass Theatre - 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
Survey Time Showdown at Wagers Grill & Bar (9 - 10 p.m.)
Survey Time Showdown is a Family Feud style game that family-friendly. Expect humor and tough competition from other diners. This event is free and open to the public.
- Wagers Grill & Bar - 3914 River Place Drive, Macon
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26
Art in the Park at the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park (2 - 3 p.m.)
A Volunteer Park Artist will teach participants about sketching and drawing at this outdoor event. Art in the Park is limited to the first 12 visitors who sign up on the day-of the event at the Ocmulgee Mounds’ Visitor Center. This program will not take place if there is inclement weather. This event is free and open to the public.
- Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park - 1207 Emery Highway, Macon
THURSDAY, APRIL 27
Spring Stroll Garden Park at the Hay House (6 - 8 p.m.)
The Spring Stroll Garden Party will take place in the classy and historic Hay House this Thursday. Attendees will enjoy drinks and hor d’oeuvres in the Hay House, whose well deserved nickname is the “Palace of the South.” Tickets to the Spring Stroll Garden Party are $45 per person.
- Hay House - 934 Georgia Avenue, Macon
AMP: A Rock & Soul Revue at Grant’s Lounge (7 p.m.)
“The Timeless Sounds of Ancient Music People (AMP), a Rock & Soul Revue” will take place at Grant’s Lounge this Thursday. AMP will be celebrating its first anniversary with this event and it will include talented Middle Georgia musicians including Eddie Stone (Doc Holliday & Wet Willie), Rick Burnett (GrinderSwitch), Newton Collier (Sam & Dave band), David "Trash" Cole, Bo Ponder, Under the Sonar, and others. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets to this show cost $10 plus fees online.
- Grant’s Lounge - 576 Poplar Street, Macon
FRIDAY, APRIL 28
Broadway Does Punk: A Cabaret at the Grand Opera House (7:30 p.m.)
The Grand Opera House’s Broadway Does Punk will combine an “upbeat cabaret-style performance” with Broadway influenced singing and popular punk music. Tickets cost $10 plus fees online.
- Grand Opera House - 651 Mulberry Street, Macon
The Lasseter Tractor Company Heart of Georgia Shootout in Perry (7:30 p.m.)
This Friday and Saturday Jubilee Farms will present a professional bull riding competition called The Lasseter Tractor Company Heart of Georgia Shootout. Bull riders from across the world will do their best to hold onto their saddles longer than their skilled competitors at this fast paced sporting event. Tickets start at $35 plus fees online.
- Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter - 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
ROAD TRIP: Inman Park Festival in Atlanta (11:30 a.m.)
The Inman Park Spring Festival takes place in a neighborhood that was first developed in the late 1800s. This event has been taking place since the early 1970s and will includes live music from almost 30 bands including the Natti Love Joys, The Muckers, Dave Franklin, and Randall Bramblett. There will also be activities for kids, a parade (at 2 p.m.), artists' market, and more. Pets, bicycles, and scooters are not allowed at the Inman Park Festival. This event is free and open to the public.
- Inman Park - Atlanta
Middle Georgia Night of Praise (7 p.m.)
The Middle Georgia Night of Praise stars gospel singer Yolanda Adams, who also hosts a nationally syndicated morning gospel show, along with special guests Bishop William Murphy, Roy and Revelation, and Le'Andria Johnson. Doors open at 6 p.m and the show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show currently start at $89 plus fees on Ticketmaster.com.
- Macon Centreplex - 200 Coliseum Drive, Macon
Yolanda Adams’ music video for “Open My Heart” has been viewed around 62 million views on YouTube
Interstellar Echoes: A Tribute to Pink Floyd at The Society Garden (8:30 - 11:30 p.m.)
Interstellar Echoes is a band from Atlanta that strives to reproduce the strange music of Pink Floyd. The seven members of Interstellar Echoes will be taking the big stage at The Society Garden, Macon’s favorite outdoor beer garden, which is expected to have additional seating, bars, and other improvements by the end of this month. Tickets cost $15 plus fees online.
- The Society Garden - 2389 Ingleside Avenue, Macon
Open Mic Comedy with Tall Trey Comedy at Reboot Retrocade & Bar (9 p.m.)
Comedian Tall Trey will host a night of open mic comedy Saturday night at Reboot Retrocade. Partipants must be 18 or older and the set list drops at 8:30 p.m. with the show starting at 9 p.m. Open Mic Comedy is free to attend and participate in.
- Reboot Retrocade & Bar - 566 Cherry Street, Macon
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
Rachel Forehand at Yollah (5 - 7:30 p.m.)
Yollah is a unique eatery that combines Latin American tapas-style food, a stylish interior, and a large, comfortable outdoor eating area. This Sunday, singer/songwriter Rachel Forehand will perform live for the diners at Yollah. Forehand’s music is inspired by bands like the Allman Brothers Band, Janis Joplin, and The Marshall Tucker Band.
- Yollah - 894 College Street, Macon