This week we have throwback concerts, German nuns in the desert who only Sidney Poitier can help, a Valentine’s Market and a celebration of an audacious flee toward freedom. 

Thursday, Feb. 2

Jill Scott at the Macon City Auditorium

Jill Scott joins artists such as Alanis Morrissette in embarking on an anniversary tour of a beloved album. Scott brings her “Jill Scott: Who is Jill Scott Words & Sounds Vol. 1 23rd Anniversary Tour” to the Macon Auditorium with fresh energy to the songs of her debut album. The Covid pandemic pushed the tour from its originally planned 20th anniversary to its 23rd, but fans shouldn’t mind much because Scott will be true to the album set list. Tickets are selling out quickly and what’s left is pricey but it’s sure to be worth it for true Jill Scott fans. 

7:30 p.m. $160 and up tickets available at Ticketmaster; 415 First Street, 31201; (478) 803-1593;

Friday, Feb.3

Drivin’ N Cryin’ at the Hargray Capitol Theatre

If you came of age in the South after the late 1980s, it’s a solid bet that you owned Drivin’ N’ Cryin’’s foundational Southern Rock album “Mystery Road.” The band, which formed in 1985, is still touring and going strong with founding members Kevn Kinney and Tim Nielsen and a few new faces playing songs from their 38-year-old musical career at the Capitol. Now, try to get “Honeysuckle Blue” out of your head. 

8 p.m.; All Ages; $25 and up tickets available at; 382 Second St.; (478) 257-6391;

Saturday, Feb.4

The Craft’s Escape to Freedom at the Cannonball House

Julia Ellen Craft Davis is the great great granddaughter of an enslaved couple who made a legendary escape to freedom from Macon to Boston in 1848. Davis will present a program on the lives of her ancestors William and Ellen Craft, whose daring escape involved Ellen posing as a white man and William as her slave as they made the dangerous journey North. 

1:30 – 4 p.m.; Free, but a reservation is required, call (478) 745-5982 for reservations; 856 Mulberry St, 31201;

Sunday, Feb. 5

Valentine’s Market at Fall Line Brewing

Save yourself from the tired and trite Valentine’s Day gifts (please, no more stuffed bears dressed like Cupid) by visiting the Valentine’s Market at Fall Line. There will be vendors from across middle Georgia such as Ely Vinyl, Mini Dixie Donuts and Lumber & Ink. In addition, the bar at Fall Line will be serving beer, wine and a few specialty cocktails. 

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

Monday, Feb. 6

Jazz Monday with Adam Hendley

Adam Hendley and his jazz trio hit JBA for their standing monthly show. Expect a night of jazz improvisation and innovation. 

7 p.m. for the first show, 9 p.m. for the second; Free: 499 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.,

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Trivia at Just Tap’d

Bring your smartest friends to Just Tap’d for their Brain Blast trivia night. The game takes about an hour to complete with prizes given out to top point scorers. 

8 p.m.; Free; 488 First St., 31201; (478) 599-9951;

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Senior Cinema: Lilies of the Field at The Douglass Theatre

1963’s “Lilies of the Field” is this month’s Senior Cinema choice. Sidney Poitier won an Academy Award for his performance as Homer Smith, an itinerant handyman who aids a convent of East German nuns in building a chapel in the Arizona desert. 

2 p.m.; Free for ages 55 and older, $5 for those younger than 55 years old (price includes a drink and popcorn); 355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, 31201; (478) 742-2000;