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


Kevin "Scene" Lewis and several other Middle Georgia artists have artworks currently displayed in the McEachern Art Center as part of the "Portray" exhibit (Photographer Nate Weeks)

This week there will be art classes for all ages, unique events from Storytellers Macon, another Macon Bike Party, and much more. The following are just a few adventures to be discovered in the heart of Georgia the week of June 10th through June 16th.

MONDAY, June 10th

Artful Journaling and Mixed Media Art Class at Artspace Macon (4-6 p.m.)

Artspace Macon offers unique art classes both for kids and adults. The Artful Journaling and Mixed Media art class is for teens 12 and older and adults. Monday’s class will be all about color play and texture exploration, according to Artspace Macon. Artful Journaling and Mixed Media art class tickets cost $30 per session on Artspace Macon’s website.

 > Artspace Macon - 2384 Ingleside Avenue, Macon

478 Creatives: Passion to Paycheck at Sweet Eleanor’s (6-8 p.m.)

478 Creatives will host a panel discussion with four different entrepreneurs who have turned their passions into paychecks. Passion to Paycheck will feature a lively discussion with Sweet Eleanor and The Bohemian Den’s Scott Mitchel, Keicha Danzie of Good Boy Goodies, photographer Matt Odom, and Erin Hawkins, the owner of Mama Hawk Draws and founder of the 478 Creatives. This event is free and open to the public.

 > Sweet Eleanors - 524 Poplar Street, Macon

Graphic courtesy of 478 Creatives

TUESDAY, June 11th

Train with Spider-Man at Peachy Playtown in Perry (10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Peachy Playtown, an indoor playground for Middle Georgia kids, will present a chance to train with someone who will look suspiciously like the famous Spider-Man at this event on Tuesday. Train with Spider-Man will be free for Peachy Playtown members and $15 per child for non-members.

 > Peachy Playtown - 623 Courtney Hodges Boulevard, Perry

Storytellers Macon presents “It Was Out of a Movie” at Grant’s Lounge (6:30 p.m.)

Storytellers Macon will bring another evening of true stories to Grant’s Lounge on Tuesday. The theme for the stories on Tuesday will be when things happened there were so incredible or surreal that it felt as if it were “out of a movie”. This event is free and open to the public, though stories are not censored so Storytellers Macon asks you to be mindful about bringing young children.

 > Grant’s Lounge - 576 Poplar Street, Macon

The colorful artwork of Valerie Aranda is currently on display in the 567 Center for Renewal (Photographer Nate Weeks)

WEDNESDAY, June 12th

Skilled Sculptors for Kids at Artspace Macon (10 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Skilled Sculptors is a class for kids and teens to learn about molding clay into creative artwork. The talented Yen-Ting Chiu will teach students skills they will need to become sculptors in each class in June. This art class takes place every Wednesday in June and July and participants will make unique artworks including fairy houses (this Wednesday), as well as butterfly or bug plaques, beachy wind chimes, and more. Tickets to Skilled Sculptors costs $30 on Artspace Macon’s website.

 > Artspace Macon - 2384 Ingleside Avenue, Macon

Bert Kreischer’s Fully Loaded Comedy Festival at the Atrium Health Amphitheater (7 p.m.)

This comedy festival will feature comedians Bert Kreischer, Dave Attell, Kelsey Cook, Big Jay Oakerson, Chad Daniels, Cipha Sounds, and Mark Norman performing at the new Atrium Health Amphitheater. Tickets currently start at $39.75 for seats and $9.99 for general admission lawn on

 > Atrium Health Amphitheater - 3613 Eisenhower Parkway, Macon

THURSDAY, June 13th

Best Story Ever: Leadership Macon Alumni Event at Georgia Sports Hall of Fame (6 p.m.)

Leadership Macon alumni and their friends will reunite at this event from the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and Storytellers Macon on Thursday. GROW will be providing tasty appetizers and there will be adult beverages after the presentations for those 21 and older. Register for Best Story Ever at this link.

 > Georgia Sports Hall of Fame - 301 Cherry Street, Macon

Soirée at Mill Hill Community Arts Center (4 - 6 p.m.)

Another Macon Magazine Women in Business gathering will take place this Thursday. This event is “for women and those that want to work with us” and attendees will learn about development on the East Bank, network, and learn more about talented entrepreneurs in Middle Georgia. The Soirée event is free to attend.

 > Mill Hill Community Arts Center - 213 Clinton Street, Macon

Photographers DSTO Moore and Jessica Whitley-Penndorf were at the unveiling of the McEachern Art Center's June art exhibit (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Macon Bike Party: Rivoli Roll (6-8 p.m.)

Bike Walk Macon will present another Macon Bike Party this week. This time participants will take a slow-paced community bicycle ride through North Macon and Boilingbroke. Registration for the ride will begin at The Triangle, which is also where the ride will end. This free, family-friendly event is for all ages of bicyclists but Bike Walk Macon asks that you make sure to bring your helmet to take part in the ride.

 > The Triangle - 1425 Old Forsyth Road, Macon

Comedy Night with David Lucas at The Society Garden (8-9:30 p.m.)

David Lewis is a comedian from Macon who relocated to Hollywood and has performed standup comedy all over the country. Tickets to see David Lucas perform this Thursday cost $20 on or at the gate.

 > The Society Garden - 2389 Ingleside Avenue, Macon

FRIDAY, June 14th

Brownbrook Market presents Father’s Day and Juneteenth Market at the Houston County Galleria (10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)

There will be more than 20 vendors at this Father’s Day and Juneteenth market event, according to the organizers. This event is free and open to the public.

 > Houston County Galleria - 2922 Watson Boulevard, Warner Robins

Yoga in the Plaza in Downtown Macon (7-8 p.m.)

Macon Mental Health Matters will present another evening of relaxing yoga on the Cotton Avenue Plaza this Friday. Macon Health Matters is an organization devoted to “the power of community and self-care” and they often host unique events at locations all around Macon, including Yoga in the Plaza every second Friday of the month. Yoga in the Plaza is for all levels, free, and family-friendly.

 > Cotton Avenue Plaza - 448 Cotton Avenue, Macon

PRIDE Month Drag Bingo at Reboot Retrocade & Bar (9 p.m.)

Yutoya Avazé Leon and Christina Leon will present an evening of colorful bingo at Reboot Retrocade & Bar on Friday night. DJ B3 will provide the tunes and there will be prizes, a drag show, and more. This event is for attendees 18 and older and there will be no cover for those 21 and older.

 > Reboot Retrocade & Bar - 566 Cherry Street, Macon

Artist Michael Pierce's solo art exhibit "Mana" opened at Gallery West this past Friday and fellow artist Rhonda "Sunshine" Miller became a one-of-a-kind artwork for the occasion (Photographer Nate Weeks)

SATURDAY, June 15th

Bird Day at the Museum of Arts and Sciences (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

The Museum of Arts and Sciences will host a day for the bird with live bird cameras, educational bird-themed activities, and falcons. This event is free for museum members and costs the price of regular admission for non-members ($19 for adults, $17 for seniors and college students, $10 for children 6 to 17, and free for children up to the age of 5).

 > Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park - 1207 Emery Highway, Macon

Father’s Day Car Show at Fall Line Brewing Co. (12 p.m.)

Fall Line Brewing Co. will host their first-ever car show this Saturday in honor of fathers everywhere. There will be a wide range of cars to gawk at, including classic cruisers and souped-up speedsters, according to the organizers. This family-friendly event is free to attend.

 > Fall Line Brewing Co. - 565 2nd Street Lane, Macon

Perry Juneteenth Freedom Festival (12-3 p.m.)

Juneteenth is an annual event that celebrates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. The City of Perry and Visit Perry will present live entertainment, activities for kids, food trucks, and more at this free event.

 > 1121 Macon Road, Perry

Dad’s Day Block Party at Harley-Davidson of Macon (12-3 p.m.)

Harley-Davidson of Macon will be presenting a Father’s Day celebration with cheeseburgers and hotdogs on the grill as well as deals on adult beverages. Fathers in attendance will also be able to register to win prizes, according to Harley-Davidson of Macon. This event is free to attend.

 > Harley-Davison of Macon - 5000 Mercer University Drive, Macon

Otis Music Camp Finale Performance at the Grand Opera House (7 p.m.)

Otis Music Camp participants will be performing their original music after taking part in the two-week music camp. This year campers were able to talk to Slash over teleconference about the music industry and his many experiences as a musician. They will be performing for their friends, family, and the community at this free event at the Grand Opera House. Donations are encouraged to help the Otis Redding Foundation continue to present opportunities to young musicians in Middle Georgia.

 > Grand Opera House - 651 Mulberry Street, Macon

Macon Pride: Georgia ICONS! with Phoenix at The Capitol Theatre (8 p.m.)

This event will include some of Middle Georgia’s most beloved drag performers including Christina and Yutoya of Macon, Cici Nicole (Atlanta), Karmella Machiatto (Athens), and many more. Tickets to Georgia ICONS! cost $15 on

 > Capitol Theatre - 382 Second Street, Macon

Good Medicine took place in Downtown Macon's Turpin Park this past Friday and included art vendors, games and activities for kids and adults, and a silent disco (Photographer Nate Weeks)

SUNDAY, June 16th


Father’s Day Distillery Tours & Tastings at Longleaf Distillery (1-4 p.m.)

Instead of a gift of a colorful tie or some humorous socks, some dads will be taking tours of Macon’s Longleaf Distillery this Sunday. The tours will start on the hour from 1 until 4 p.m. Distillery Tours & Tasting tickets cost $15 online at this link.

 > Longleaf Distillery - 664 2nd Street, Macon

Macon-Bibb’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth Parade (3-5 p.m.)

The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Parade is being presented by Macon Black Culture and will include floats, marching bands, dance troupes, and more. Zelma Redding and Karla Redding-Andrews of the Otis Redding family will be the Grand Marshalls for this year’s parade. This family-friendly event is free to attend.

 > Downtown Macon

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