Events in Macon: Oct.27 – Nov.2

It’s Halloween week and Macon is celebrating. From horror musicals and dressed-up dogs to Disney princesses, there’s something for everyone in town this week. 

Thursday, Oct. 27

Carrie: The Musical at Macon Little Theatre

Based on Stephen King’s 1974 novel about a bullied teen with telekinetic powers, this musical made history when it premiered on Broadway in 1988 as a hugely expensive flop. Since then the show has found its audience and become a classic. The show has adult content, so parental discretion is advised. 

8-10 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday; General Admission $25, Seniors and Military $20, Students $15 tickets available at; 4220 Forsyth Road, 31210; (478) 471-7529; 


Friday, Oct. 28

Howl-O-Ween at Barks and Brews

Dog parents can show off their creativity at the Barks and Brews Howl-O-Ween event. There will be a costume competition with the categories: cutest, most spooky and best overall. Winning doggos receive a basket of goodies. There will also be a “spooky sangria” special for pup parents who will probably need a drink after getting their dog into an actual costume.

6 p.m.; $10, free for members; 695 Riverside Drive, 31201; (478) 721-4928; 


Saturday, Oct. 29

Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Grand Opera House

The annual screening of this cult classic 1975 film will be held on Saturday. The interactive event will have cosplayers, karaoke and a shadow cast reenacting the movie while it plays on screen. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume, but due to the historic nature of The Grand, outside props will not be allowed. Rather, the Grand will have approved props for sale. 

7 p.m. doors open, 9 p.m. film start; $5 tickets available at; 651 Mulberry St., 31201; (478) 301-5470;  


Sunday, Oct. 30

“Our Spirits Sing” at The Mulberry Street United Methodist Church 

The Choral Society of Middle Georgia and Mercer University Choir come together for this uplifting event celebrating the human spirit. The choirs will sing Robert Burns ballads that have been set to music, Handel’s Zadok the Priest (also known as the Coronation Anthem), Britten’s Festival Te Deum and an assortment of other choral work. 

4-5:30 p.m.; $10 tickets available at, Free for Mercer University students and faculty with ID; 19 Mulberry St., 31201: (478) 200-1064;


Monday, Oct. 31

Halloween Kids Fest at Fall Line Brewing Company

Fall Line Brewing will turn its outdoor beer garden into a Halloween carnival. This family-friendly event will have games like ring toss and bowling and pumpkin decorating crafts. All donations from the carnival games will go directly to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Georgia. 

4-8 p.m.; Free entry, donations taken for carnival games ; 567 Plum St., 31201; (478) 200-1957;


Tuesday, Nov. 1

Disney Princesses – The Concert at The Macon City Auditorium

This concert brings together a quartet of Broadway stars singing the best-loved songs of Disney musicals. Each of the performers has either voiced a title role in a Disney musical or played one on Broadway. While each singer will perform as themselves and not in costume, audience members are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Disney character.

5 p.m. doors open, 6 p.m. show begins; Ages 6 and up, $26-$66 tickets available at; 415 First St., 31201; (478) 803-1593;


Wednesday, Nov. 2

The Mark Smith Planetarium at the Museum of Arts and Sciences

The planetarium at the MAS is a bit of a hidden gem in town. There are shows Tuesday through Saturday that explain the theoretical origins of the universe utilizing the planetarium’s 44-foot, full dome with state-of-the-art digital technology. Museum admittance is included with a planetarium show ticket.

Planetarium shows Tuesday-Saturday 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.; $10 Adults, $8 Seniors and Military, $7 Students, $5 Children, Free for children under 3; 4182 Forsyth Road, 31210: (478) 477-3232;