Events in Macon for Jan 12-18


Olivia Scott

Photo by by Olivia Scott.

This week we have former a “Tiger Beat” heartthrob playing music in Macon, neon yoga and an opportunity for teens to learn how electricity works (will they teach us afterward because we’re confused).  

Thursday, Jan.12

Legally Blonde-The Musical at The Grand Opera House

Elle Woods goes from top dog to underdog in this award-winning musical based on the 2001 film “Legally Blonde.” The play begins with sorority girl Elle being dumped by her boyfriend prior to his entering Harvard Law School. To prove to her ex just how smart she is, Elle gets into Harvard, too. On this voyage of self-discovery, punctuated by high-energy songs and choreography, Elle learns she can be blonde, bubbly and still the smartest person in the room. 

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan.12 and Friday, Jan.13; Tickets start at $55 and are available at; 651 Mulberry St., 31201: (478) 301-5470;

Friday, Jan. 13

C. Thomas Howell at Society Garden

Since his 1983 breakout role in “The Outsiders”, C. Thomas Howell has acted in over 200 television and film productions according to IMDB. So, really it’s a bit of a shock to find that Howell has the time to be a touring musician as well, but he is and will be playing Society Garden on Friday. Howell seems to have a soft spot for Macon since the first song he released is called “Rose Hill,” a love song to Rose Hill Cemetery and the Macon music scene. 

8 p.m.; $15 tickets available at; 2389 Ingleside Ave., 31204; (478) 200-0800;

Saturday, Jan.14

Fedora at The Douglass Theatre

The New York Metropolitan Opera’s latest live simulcast to the Douglass Theatre called “Fedora” has a plot as dramatic as the opera itself. Performed in Italian with English subtitles, the opera centers on a 19th-century Russian princess (the eponymous Fedora) who falls in love with the man who murdered her fiance (because sure, why not?).  Being performed by the Met for the first time in 25 years, this high-culture potboiler is an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

12:55 p.m.; $25 tickets available at; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., 31201; (478) 742-2000;

Sunday, Jan.15

Glow Yoga at Fall Line Brewing 

This beginner-friendly yoga class has the added novelty of happening under black light. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in neon duds and treat themselves to a well-deserved beer after the class. 

6 p.m.; Free; 567 Plum St., 31201; (478) 200-1957;

Monday, Jan. 16

The Woman at the Desk: Anna Richards at the Wesleyan College Art Department 

Local artist Anna Richards’ master thesis exhibition at Wesleyan College is an exploration of perceptions of women in the workplace. The theme was inspired by Richards’ work as an administrative assistant. The exhibition runs until Jan. 20. 

6:30-8 p.m.; Free; 4760 Forsyth Road; (478) 757-5189;

Tuesday, Jan. 17

The Liboratory at Bloomfield Library 

This play-on-words, teen-centered, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) focused event brings the laboratory to the library. For this month’s free event, students will learn how electricity works by making paper circuits.

5-6 p.m.; Free; 1931 Rocky Creek Road; (478) 803-1990;

Wednesday, Jan.18

Story Circles: Race & Culture in YOUR Generation at Wesleyan College 

Storytellers Macon along with Wesleyan’s Center for Social and Racial Equity is holding a free storytelling workshop for those aged 60 and up who would like to speak about their life experiences with race and culture. This workshop will teach storytelling basics, including structure, vulnerability, and details.

The workshop will offer the opportunity to interested participants to be cast as a featured teller for Storytellers Live: Wesleyan College show event as part of a generational two-part series “Still Bending the Arc” on February 25th.

5:30-8:30; Free with registration; Black Box Theatre in the Porter Auditorium at Wesleyan College 4760 Forsyth Road, 31210;