Events in Macon: Oct. 13-19

This week we have fair food, a symphony orchestra playing Broadway hits, Octoberfest, bike riding lessons and hot glass. 

Thursday, Oct. 13

Hot Glass Workshop at the 567 Center for Renewal

There is no experience necessary to join this workshop where attendees will create their own glass roses and learn glass sculpting basics at this 90-minute craft session. Open to ages 16 and up. 

6:30-8 p.m.; $42 for members, $50 for non-members available at; 456 First St., 31201; (478) 238-6051;


Friday, Oct. 14

Fair Food Frenzy in Downtown Macon

If you can’t make it to the Georgia National Fair but still have a craving for corn dogs and funnel cakes, you’ll want to go downtown this weekend. Participating downtown businesses are offering fair food, themed drinks and retail specials. In addition, there will be “Golden Tickets” located throughout participating businesses. Customers who find the tickets will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card to a downtown business of their choice. The event continues until Sunday. 


Saturday, Oct. 15

Back on the Bike-Adult Bike Class at the Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center

This class, presented by Bike Walk Macon, is aimed at adults who are novices at biking and would like to increase their skills and confidence. Bikes will be available but attendees are encouraged to bring their own. In addition, attendees will need to bring their own helmets. Students will learn bicycling basics such as balancing, pedaling, steering and emergency hazard avoidance techniques.  

9 a.m.-noon; Free with Eventbrite registration; 132 Willie Smokie Glover Drive, 31201; (478) 335-1239;


Sunday, Oct. 16

Octoberfest at The Brick

The Brick is celebrating Octoberfest with special German-inspired menu items, drink specials, giveaways, yard games and plenty cold beer. 

Noon; 1305 Hardeman Ave., 31201; (478) 254-3632;


Monday, Oct. 17

Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra at the Grand Opera House 

Mercer University’s McDuffie Center for Young Artists collaborate with musicians from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in this intergenerational orchestra. They kick off their second season on Monday with the homecoming of Macon native conductor Roderick Cox. The symphony specializes in traditional symphonic music mixed with music from pop culture. On the set list for Monday will be work from French composer Ravel and Broadway’s “West Side Story.” 

7:30 p.m.; $25-$35 tickets available at; 651 Mulberry St., 31201; (478) 301-5470;


Tuesday, Oct. 18

“Fire of Love” at the Douglass Theatre

The Macon Film Guild presents this National Geographic documentary about volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft. Trailblazers of their field , the Kraffts documented the external workings of volcanos in a way that created indelible images but ultimately cost them their lives. Director Sara Dosa sorts through the pair’s previously unseen photos and 16-millimeter films to tell the story of the birth of new science through the lens of the Kraffts’ love for each other.

7:30 p.m.; General Admission $5; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.; (478) 742-2000;


Wednesday, Oct. 19

Clockwork Comedy Open Mic at Startup Studios

The old saying that everyone is a comedian is especially true during Open Mic night at Startup Studios. This free event is open to anyone who thinks they could give the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel a run for her money. Comedians are limited to a five-minute set and professional comedians will be on hand to offer feedback. 

8 p.m.; Free; 1055 Riverside Dr., 31201; (478) 254-1830;