What to do in Macon this week

Eight reasons to get off the couch

From musicals to mimosas, there are a lot of events in Macon the week of May 18-24. Make sure to double check with the venue before you set out though as at least one of the listed events is weather dependent. Now get out there and paint, play, laugh and make sure to Instagram it all or it didn’t happen.

Thursday,  May 19

Watercolor & Wine

Learn to create a 9 x 12 watercolor painting of a bouquet of flowers in a fun, relaxed setting. No painting experience required. Artist Brandi Byrom will guide you through the steps. Bring a beverage of your choice to enjoy while you paint. $25 includes all materials for the class (except your beverage), and the workshop lasts 2 1/2 hours.

7-9:30 p.m., Cost $25, the567center.org, 456 First St., 31201, 238-6051

“The Color Purple” the Musical

This sold-out show is the hottest ticket in town. The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who,  through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. A small number of standby tickets are available for in-person purchase one hour before every show.

This is one of the not-to-miss events in Macon that people will be talking about for years to come. 

Show runs through May 22, Cost Adults $25 Seniors $20 Military $15 and students $10, theatremacon.com, 438 Cherry St., 31201, 746-9485

Friday, May 20

Community Bagels & Bikes Commuter Meet-Up

Bike Walk Macon will host a commuter meetup at Macon Bagels (470 Third St) to discuss the benefits of non-automobile transportation.

7:45 a.m.-9 a.m., bikewalkmacon.com, 470 Third St., 31201,  355-1236

Saturday, May 21

Second Annual Mimosa Festival at Society Garden 

Taking place at Society Garden’s Beer Garden and Pavilion; with three serving bars, six different mimosas, food trucks, live music all day long and more! Saturday will feature Mudcat Blues Band (of Northside Tavern fame) and Garret Collins Band on the main stage. Sunday will feature a Reggae Brunch starting at noon and Reggie Trombone Love

Noon-6 p.m., May 21-22, Cost $25 with tickets available at Eventbrite.com, 2389 Ingleside Ave., 31204, thesocietygarden.com, 508-7095

Native American Games at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

This fun, active event is a way for kids to learn two games Mississippians played 1,000 years ago. The event will be in the green space next to the visitor center parking lot.

This is a weather dependent event and may be canceled due to rain.

2-2:30 p.m., No cost, 1207 Emery Hwy, 31217, nps.gov/ocmu, 478 752-8257 x222

Sixth Annual Ocmulgee Duck Dash at Amerson River Park

Big Brothers Big Sisters is raising funds to support their award- winning mentoring programs that serve kids throughout Central Georgia. Adopt one lucky duck for $10, six for $50, 14 for $100 or 30 for $250. Ducks can be “adopted” online, at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (2720 Riverside Drive, 31204), by texting “DUCKS2022” to 4-4321 or at the event. The first three ducks to cross the finish line win prizes. The duck dash has been one of the long-time favorite events in Macon.

10 a.m.-noon, Amerson River Park 2551 Pierce Drive N, 31204, bbbsheartga.org, 745-3984

Sunday, May 22

Funny How? Presented by Clockwork Comedy

Forget everything you thought you knew about standard issue stand-up comedy, and watch as your comics test their craft against a veritable battery of trials and tribulations curated specifically for your amusement.

8-10 p.m., $5, StARTup Studios 1055 Riverside Drive, 31201, startupstudios.art, 254-1830

Tuesday, May 24

Nature Lab Sketchbook Series

Sketch from the Museum’s collection of natural objects, bugs, shells, fossils, taxidermy and our beautiful gardens. Guidance and direction will be offered by the Curator of Art, Megan McNaught. No experience required. Classes take place on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm. Materials needed: A sketchbook, pencils, erasers, fine tip markers or watercolor pencils and a small brush with a cup for water Class fees are $100 for members, and $125 for non-members.

5:30-7:30 p.m., $100 for members and $125 for non-members register at Eventbrite, Museum of Arts & Sciences 4182 Forsyth Rd, 31210, masmacon.org, 477-3232