Events in Macon for Aug. 25-31


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The events for this week are an interesting overlap of the end of summer (popsicles!) and the start of fall (football!) with a bit of all-season fun thrown in (karaoke!).(located between 

Friday, Aug. 26

Krazy Karaoke at Reboot Retrocade & Bar

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of “South Park,” Reboot is having a karaoke night featuring the show’s musical hits (remember the song, “Blame Canada” from their “Bigger, Longer & Uncut” movie? That song received an Oscar nomination). There will also be South Park-themed cocktails. 

9 p.m.; Free; 566 Cherry St.; (478) 621-4861;


National Popsicles Day with Frios at Jeneanes at Pinebook 

Celebrate the end of summer with a gourmet popsicle from Frios. Brandon Anderson, the owner of the local Frios franchise, will be selling popsicles from his frozen dessert truck in the parking lot of Jeneanes with one dollar of each sale going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

4-5:30 p.m.; 4436 Forsyth Road, 31210;


Saturday, Aug. 27

Mercer Football Home Opener at Black Field and Five Star Stadium

The Mercer Bears take on the Morehead State Eagles at this year’s Mercer Football home opener. Game kick-off is 7 p.m at Five Star Stadium, but the festivities start earlier at Black Field (located between Five Star Stadium and Sikes Field Softball Stadium), the official tailgating area for the Bears. There will be snow cones and inflatables starting at 12:15 p.m. In addition, there will be an afternoon of music beginning at 1 p.m. with Eli Grambling and culminating with the afternoon headliner, Cory Smith at 4:30 p.m. All of the pre-game festivities are free and open to the public.

Pregame festivities: Noon-7 p.m.; Black Field (between Five Star and Sikes Field stadiums) 1501 Mercer University Drive, 31207 

Mercer v. Morehead State:  7 p.m.; $15-$25 at; 1501 Mercer University Drive, 31201;


Aunt Sally’s Birthday Bash at the Douglass Theatre

In this play, Aunt Sally is turning 70 and wants to throw herself a party but events and an unwelcome guest keep getting in her way. This comedy by playwright Robert Terrell will be performed twice on the 27th and is considered appropriate for ages 13 and above. 

4 p.m.- first showing 7 p.m. – second showing; $20 at; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd, 31201; (478) 742-2000;


Ceramic Jack-O’-Lantern Workshop at StARTup Studios 

It’s finally spooky season (the best time of the year, according to Pinterest) and StARTup Studios is there to help you get your creepy crafts on. For $55, which includes material and instruction, attendees can create their own ceramic Jack-O’-Lantern. The cost includes one kiln firing.  For an additional $10 attendees can add a colored glaze to their pumpkins which would require another kiln firing and extra time. CMasks are encouraged. 

3-5:30 p.m.; Ages 10 and up; $55 at; 1055 Riverside Drive, 31201; (478) 254-1830;


Wednesday, Aug. 31

Mulberry Market at Tattnall Square Park

A producers-only market that draws farmers from the Middle Georgia region, the Mulberry Market has a rotating list of vendors. Shoppers can purchase fresh eggs, produce, bread, flowers, and crafts from some of the best local farms in the area. SNAP benefits are doubled up to $50 at the Market. 

3:30-6:30 p.m.; 1155 College St, 31201; (478) 254-5200;