Adventures in Middle Georgia: Things to Do this Week in the Heart of Georgia


Gallery West, which features the iconic photography of Kirk West as well as other artists, celebrated their 9th anniversary this past weekend with live music, food, drinks, and lots of art (Photographer Nate Weeks)

This week you can skate with characters from Disney's "Frozen" movies, laugh while attending a comedy show at Fall Line Brewing Co., enjoy live classical and rock and roll music at historic venues, eat various types of ramen at a special event at The Society Garden, and much more. The following are just a few of the adventures you can find in the heart of Georgia during the first full week of February.

MONDAY, February 5

Skate with Elsa and Anna at the Macon Centreplex (6 - 7:30 p.m.)

Fans of Elsa and Anna from Disney's “Frozen” movie series will get to skate with them on the ice rink at the Macon Centreplex to start the week off. This event is for children ages 4 and older and tickets cost $12 per skater online, which includes skate rental, goodie bags, and more.

 > The Douglass Theatre - 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Macon


Fabian Concert Series at Fickling Hall (7:30 p.m.)

The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings and Mercer’s Townsend School of Music will present another classical music concert as part of the Fabian Concert Series on Tuesday. There will be performances from Tress Lark, Amy Schwartz Moretti, and Annie Fullardi on violins, Lawrence Dutton on viola, and Paul Watkins on cello. The talented musicians will be playing music from Bruch’s Octet and Mendelssohn’s Octet will be played. Tickets to this concert are currently sold out on

 > McCorkle Music Building (Fickling Hall) - 1433 Adams Street, Macon

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 7

MUSIC IN MACON: There will be two delightful music shows on Wednesday in Downtown Macon.

Macon Music Review at Grant’s Lounge (8 - 9:30 p.m.)

The Macon Music Review will include performances of some of the iconic music connected to Macon with Charles Davis on vocals, Evan Bentzel on bass, Ethan Hamlin on keys and vocals, Dustin McCook on guitar and vocals, and Caleb Melvin on drums and vocals.

The Macon Music Revue takes place every Wednesday at Grant's Lounge (Graphic courtesy of Grant's Lounge)

 > Grace Potter at the Capitol Theatre (8 p.m.)

Grace Potter, a country rock music singer and songwriter whose travel across the nation inspired her music. Tickets to see Grace Potter start at $45 on

  > The Capitol Theatre - 382 Second Street, Macon

Ramen Pop-Up at The Society Garden (9 p.m.)

There will be two days of ramen at The Society Garden starting on Wednesday and going through Sunday. Liliana’s, the music venue’s on-site restaurant, will be serving “a variety of ramen” and there will be the usual open fires and cold drinks to enjoy as well.

 > The Society Garden - 2389 Ingleside Avenue, Macon

THURSDAY, February 8

Dr. Denson Paul Pollard Playing Bass Trombone in Fickling Hall (3:30 p.m.)

The Townsend School of Music will host Dr. Pollard, Professor of Music in trombone from the Jacobs School of Music, who will be performing at the historic Fickling Hall on Thursday. Dr. Pollard has a prestigious career and educational background and has “performed as a soloist world wide.” This show is free and open to the public.

 > McCorkle Music Building (Fickling Hall) - 1433 Adams Street, Macon

Busy Bee Book Club at Oh Honey Baking Co. (5 p.m.)

The Busy Bee Book Club will be meeting about the book “Get A Life, Chloe Brown”, book one in the romantic comedy book series The Brown Sisters by Talia Hibbert. Busy Bee Book Club styles itself as the “book club designed for busy bees”.

 > Oh Honey Baking Co. - 2391 Ingleside Avenue, Macon

ROAD TRIP: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta (7:30 p.m.)

CineConcerts will present a performance of music from the sixth movie in the Harry Potter movie series. The movie will be playing in the background as the symphony orchestra performs the rousing music. There will be performances of this show on Thursday through Saturday as well as on Friday, August 18th. Tickets to Thursday’s show can currently be purchased through starting at $70.

 > Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta

The Black Jacket Symphony presents Journey’s “Escape” at the Macon City Auditorium (8 p.m.)

The band Black Jacket Symphony will perform the complete album of Journey’s “Escape”. This album was released in 1981 and included the iconic “Don’t Stop Believin”. Tickets to see the Black Jacket Symphony in concert start at $24.50 on

 > Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta


2024 Fisharama/Turkeyrama® at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agriculture in Perry (1 - 7 p.m.)

The Georgia Wildlife Federation (GWF) will present this family-friendly event for fishers, hunters, and nature lovers. There will be vendors, door prizes, crafts and activities for kids, snake shows, falconry experts, and other wildlife encounters according to the GWF. There will be three shows, Friday as well as Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the 2024 Fisharama/Turkeyrama® costs $8 for seniors and kids 6 to 12, free for kids 5 and under, and $10 for everyone else.

 > Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter - 401 Larry Walker Pkwy., Perry

Rebuilding Together Mask Querade at 44th and Madison Event Company + Venue in Warner Robins (6 p.m.)

The annual Gala of the nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together Warner Robins, which encourages “safe and healthy housing”, will take place on Friday night with lots of fancy clothes and masquerade masks. Proceeds from this event will go to the nonprofit and tickets start at $75 on

 > 44th and Madison Event Co. + Venue - 115 Margie Dr., Ste. E, Warner Robins

Comedian Zane Lamprey at Fall Line Brewing Co. (8 p.m.)

Comedian Zane Lamprey, who was recently touring in sunny California, will be making his way to Fall Line Brewing Co. to perform this Friday as part of his “Thirsty! Stand-Up Comedy Tour”. This event is for comedy lovers 21 years old and older. The doors open for VIPs at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for General Admission ticket holders. Tickets start at $25 on

 > Fall Line Brewing Co. - 567 Plum Street, Macon


Zane Lamprey is no stranger to Georgia and discusses a visit he made to Savannah during his standup

Pajama Party with DJ Pickles at JBA (10 p.m.)

This event will include a performance from DJ Pickles. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite nightwear and “dance the night away.”

 > JBA - 425 Cherry Street, Macon

SATURDAY, February 10

Gray Artisan Alley in Gray (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

The Gray Artisan Alley will include different vendors as well as food trucks. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

 > Agave Azul Gray - 106 Bill Conn Parkway, Gray

Mental Health Pop-Up Gym at the Frank Johnson Recreation Center (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

This event encourages Middle Georgians to prioritize their “mental health and well-being” with yoga, meditation, drum circles, and fresh fruit and vegetable giveaways. This event is free and open to the public but Macon Mental Health Matters, the organizer, requests you RSVP online before attending.

 > Frank Johnson Recreation Cntr. - Unionville - 2227 Mercer Univ. Dr., Macon

Parish on Cherry St.’s Downtown Mardi Gras Celebration (1 - 11 p.m.)

The Creole/Cajun restaurant Parish on Cherry St. will be presenting a Mardi Gras-themed event this Saturday with beads, music, and more.

 > Parish on Cherry St. - 580 Cherry Street, Macon

Pup Prom by Millie’s Treats at The Society Garden (5 - 8 p.m.)

This event for socially comfortable pups and their people will include food from Liliana’s, the Pup Prom King and Queen competition, a swag bag, professional “pup prom pics by Candid Coe Photography” and more. Tickets to the Pup Prom cost $75 on Millie’s Treat’s website.

 > The Society Garden - 2389 Ingleside Avenue, Macon

Image courtesy of Millie's Treats

ROAD TRIP: “Shadows of the Opera” Murder Mystery Dinner at the Griffin Opera House (6 p.m.)

This event will include a murder, a mystery, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and more. The dress attire for the evening is Victorian/Steampunk-inspired. General admission tickets to “Shadows of the Opera” start at $65 at

 > Griffin Opera House - 102 N. Hill Street, Suite 200, Griffin

STOP LIGHT PARTY at Cashman’s Pub (8 p.m.)

This stop light party encourages those who are currently romantically attached to wear red, those in a complicated relationship to wear yellow, and those who are single to wear green. DJ Zero and DJ Stevie D will be performing at this unique event.

 > Cashman’s Pub - 370 Cherry Street, Macon

ROAD TRIP: Booger Bottom Revival in Woodbury (8 p.m.)

This southern rock reunion event will take place at The Crow Bar Woodbury music venue and bar. It will feature music from Justin Collins, Tara Coe, Brent Waddell, Neal Lucas, Horace Combs, and Ryan Moore.

 > The Crow Bar Woodbury - 18110 Main Street, Woodbury

Graphic courtesy of Ryan & Levi Presents

SUNDAY, February 11


Sunday Super Bowl Party at Friends On The Hill in Warner Robins (3 - 11 p.m.)

This Super Bowl watch party will include drink specials and plenty of excited football fans.

 > Friends on the HILL - 104 Westcliff Boulevard, Macon

Watch Party at Hightales Rooftop Bar (5 - 11 p.m.)

Hotel Forty Five’s rooftop bar Hightales will also be hosting a Super Bowl watch party on Sunday. There will be food (including Chili Lim Chicharrónes and Irish Nachos) and drink specials at this Super Bowl watch party event.

 > Hightales Rooftop Bar - 401 Cotton Avenue, Macon

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