Events and activities to do in Central Georgia this weekend

It’s Friday night! It’s time to usher in the weekend and add some of these top Macon events to your itinerary.

– The Grand Opera House will hold a screening of The Color Purple on Fridays at 7:00 PM. The film deals with the experiences of Celie (Whoopie Goldberg), a black woman who grows up in southern Georgia, where she is subjected to bigotry and hardship.

The film will be screened at the Grand before the musical adaptation, filmed in downtown Macon, premieres next year.

Tickets cost 5 euros each and can be purchased here.

– Just in time for fall! The 567 Center for Renewal has partnered with Macon 365 and Downtown Macon to host a ceramic Pumpkin Jar workshop. The workshop is on Fridays from 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm and takes place in the 567 Center.

The shop costs $40, which includes all supplies, and a frosting session during a Clay Studio Night session.

It is for 10 years and older, and the pumpkins will not be glazed during the workshop, but will be glazed later at a Clay Studio session in October.

– Barks & Brews will be celebrating its one year anniversary this Saturday, from 5 PM – 9 PM

There’s a BBQ food truck, live music from Luke Martin, and balloons and bubbles!

There will also be plenty of dog treats available, and there will even be some limited edition Barks & Brews from 5:30pm

– ‘Rhythm & Rhyme’ comes to the Douglass Theater on Saturday at 4pm, with another show at 7pm

The show features R&B legend Tony Terry, who will be joined by special guest Kofibmusic. Gospel artist Stephanie Caldwell will also perform, along with comedian Terrell Brown.

Tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $50 (they include seats in the first 3 rows and photos with the cast).

– ‘Treasure Maps: Macon’ takes place Saturday at 7pm and features a collection of 10 Macon storytellers.

The screening will take place at the Elaine Lucas Center and doors will open at 6 p.m.

The project is a collaboration between the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, L’Arche Atlanta, and StoryMuse, and will showcase the Macon storytellers in a collection of short films that showcase independent living, love, health, family, community volunteering, and even a newfound career in stand-up comedy.

The event is free and you can register here.

– The Fine Art Society of Warner Robins will host an art show titled “Officially Inside Out” from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The event showcases the work of artist Ver’neen Hill and artist Raina Greene.

There will be several breathtaking pieces on display, each with a unique meaning and purpose.

It’s a free event and there will be live music too!

– Do you feel creative? StartUp Studios is holding a free art day on Sundays from 2.30pm – 6.30pm

You can choose to paint a canvas or a wooden disc, and the studio will provide all the necessary supplies.

They will also have selections from their beer bar to purchase if you want to paint and sip, and just relax.

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