Events in Macon for Jan. 19-25

This week we have Southern Rock by way of Big Band music, a comedy takedown of a cult-favorite film, and a launch party for the most Macon app, ever. Plus, a chance for both kids and adults to try their hand at portrait painting.

Thursday, Jan.19

Brooklyn the Musical at Theatre Macon

Using the “play within a play” technique, this musical centers on a small community of homeless musicians who put on a play at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. The community creates a musical about a French singer named Brooklyn who comes to America to find her father and in doing so, finds stardom. 

7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21, 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22; $15 General Admission tickets available at; 438 Cherry St., 31201; (478) 746-9485;

Friday, Jan. 20

Tuckered Out Movie Hour at Reboot Retrocade and Bar

Macon comedian Tuckers Andrews and his special guest Dean Gossett, Jr. make fun of the 2010 cult horror film, “Birdemic: Shock and Terror” in what seems to be a kind of Mystery Science Theatre 3000-inspired event. 

9 p.m.; Ages 18 and up; Free; 566 Cherry St., 31201; (478) 621-4861; 

Saturday, Jan. 21

Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers at The Grand Opera House

This musical event combines the songs of the Allman Brothers Band with Big Band arrangements in a surprisingly groovy way. Founding ABB member Jaimoe sits in with the band along with special guests Lamar Williams Jr and Drew Smithers.

8 p.m.; Tickets start at $34.50 at; 651 Mulberry St., 31201 (478) 301-5470;  

Sunday, Jan. 22

Kids Painting Class with Deonna Hendrix at Society Garden

Local artist Deonna Hendrix leads an art class for children 5 and up at this two-hour event. Kids will learn how to paint a picture of a penguin in this step-by-step class. The ticket price includes all materials and a hot chocolate for the little Picassos. 

3 p.m.; $20 tickets available at; 2389 Ingleside Ave., 31204; (478) 200-0800;

Monday, Jan. 23

Acrylic Painting for Beginners at the 567 Center for Renewal

Monday is the first meeting for this eight-week class that teaches the fundamentals of portrait painting using acrylics. Professional portrait painter Kevin “Scene” Lewis instructs the courses that are appropriate for beginner to intermediate skill levels. 

6:30-8:30 p.m. every Monday with the final class on March 13; $220 for non-members, $185 for members tickets available at; 456 First St., 31201; (478) 238-6051;

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Late Night Karaoke at Kinjo 

If you’re looking for late-night fun during the week, look no further than Kinjo Kitchen and Cocktails. The Asian-fusion restaurant and cocktail bar holds karaoke every Tuesday night from 10:30 p.m. No reservations are required.

10:30-11:30 p.m.; Free; 497 Second St., 31201; (478) 219-9944;

Wednesday, Jan.25

Macon Music Trail App Launch Party at Grant’s Lounge

Visit Macon has created an app that works as a trail companion to discover great Macon Music sites such as The Big House Museum, Capricorn Sound Studios and Museum and more. The launch party will feature The Macon Music Review featuring Charles Davis and the Velvet Sound. 

6 p.m.; Free; 576 Poplar St., 31201; (478) 746-9191;