WTF, This Weekend???

It’s not often that I look through my events on Facebook and think, “How am I going to do it all?” I mean, it’s happened before on weekends… and remember those few months where Tuesday and Thursday were the busiest days of the week? It’s getting close to that again especially with all of the music the Moonhanger Group is bringing to The Cox Capitol Theatre – but they are not alone. Here are all the things you can do this weekend, and I’m sorry, I’m so, so sorry, but you’re going to hate me because you’ll want to do them all as well.


Get your shopping on and then some:

– Robinson Home, a new store featuring cooking and entertaining items for the home, opens it’s doors today. They are located a 470 First Street next to Macon Arts Alliance, which is where you’ll want to head for your next bit of shopping.

– First Friday Holiday Art Bazaar allows you to shop local to pick up unique gifts your friends and loved one can not get anywhere else.

– MGAA’s Holiday Artist Market is ongoing through December. More unique gifts from artists in Middle Georgia. The opening reception, happening tonight, will also feature baked goods to buy and a raffle to win wonderfully artistic prizes.

Somewhere there’s music… :

– I’m pretty excited about Maryex tonight at Grant’s. I listened to the 3 songs they put up on Soundcloud and I have to say I like it… a bit metal, a bit punk, I think I’m going to like it! They’re playing with Salty Women and Kafka Kid at 10pm.

– I just saw the posting from Fresh Produce Records, a new record store at 451 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., about their Mactown Presents: Macon Underground First Friday. This is interesting because there is no line-up, so artists can come and perform, the audience has no idea who will be there, but that’s when you catch some of the best acts. I will definitely try to put this in my schedule.

– Another performance worth checking out is Amerigo Gazaway w/ This is ART happening at Roasted Cafe and Lounge at 442 Second Street. Gazaway’s mixes impressed Roots drummer Questlove. I’m sure he will impress you. This is ART takes bass and beats to another level. Rock out at the free show starting at 10pm.

– $5 gets you in to see CBDB at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, a band that blends progressive rock, funk, folk, and jam fusion, resulting in an original and unavoidably danceable sound.

And we’re not even going to go into all the clubs doing their thing tonight. But if live music is your thing, you’ll love the selection above.


Things you can do in the morning:

Historic Vineville Christmas Tour of Homes

– For the kiddos! I am down with a “build your own pancake bar” that will be at the Junior League’s Character Breakfast. Also, Santa will be there *squee*!

– Something else for the kiddos! Christmas Express at the Hay House with Father Christmas, a train, self guided tours, performances, and cookies. Cookies and Hot Chocolate. Did I mention cookies?

– Movies for the kiddos! Friday night you can watch Polar Express at the Sports Hall of Fame, but Friday begins Macon Bibb Parks and Recreation‘s new film series Christmas on the Green. Movies at Luther Williams Field sounds pretty exciting, doesn’t it? Saturday’s movie is Home Alone. Start a new tradition with your kids!

Beautiful Christmas at Taste and See Coffee with music from Scarlet Fade. Should definitely be kid friendly.

The music tonight couldn’t be more different: Sugar Virus doing an “After Halloween” party at Roasted, Holman Autry bringing their Gov’t Mule/Stevie Ray Vaughn/Hank Williams vibe to the Hummingbird, and Macon Pops at Macon City Auditorium. Isn’t that exciting? Several genres, one night.


– Can we say Christmas Parade? Wanna get a good seat? Eat brunch outside at one of the many Cherry Street establishments while continuing to drink until 3pm and you’ll have a front row seat to the show… or, you know, get their early and set up lawn chairs on the sidewalk. I’m sure I’ll be running around, hopefully with my new flask from Robinson Home. One can only hope!

So, where am I going to see you this weekend?


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