Events in Macon for March 2-8

In town this week, we have First Friday, folk music and full moon yoga (for free!). Keep reading for more. 

Thursday, March 2

Jag’s Open Mic Night at Jag’s Pizzeria and Pub

Pizza and karaoke are always a good pairing. Willie D acts as host for this open and no-cost karaoke session at Jag’s Pizzeria in Mercer Village. 

8 p.m.; 1635 Montpelier Ave., 31201; (478) 743-4113;

Friday, March 3

First Friday Downtown

This month’s First Friday offerings include “Seuss on The Loose” at Third Street Park where kiddos and their families can enjoy Seuss inspired games, crafts and book giveaways; the grand opening and open house of the Macon Chamber of Commerce’s new home on Poplar Street and the debut of Frankie’s Boutique Spring Collection. More details of all the First Friday events can be found on NewTown Macon’s Facebook event page

Saturday, March 4

Fiddlin’ Folk Art Fest at Society Garden

Folk art and folk music are celebrated at this festival. There will be folk art vendors from around the state selling their work, food trucks and folk music throughout the day. The bands start at 2 p.m. with Rolling Nowhere and go until 10 p.m. with Russel Cook and the Sweet Teeth.

Noon-midnight; $20 tickets available at; 2389 Ingleside Ave., 31204;

Sunday, March 5

Ceramic Butter Dish Workshop at StARTup Studios

Make a future family heirloom at StARTup Studios with their ceramic butterdish workshop. There will be hands-on instruction that will aid attendees in creating a functional and personalized design for their dish. Ceramic novices all the way to pros are welcome to attend. 

2:30-5:30 p.m.; $70 (includes all materials); 1055 Riverside Drive, 31201: (478) 254-1830;

Monday, March 6

Mindfulness Monday Meditation at Bohemian Den 

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that combines the deep breathing of meditation with the idea of being in the “now” through body awareness. This free, 30-minute practice is perfect for those seeking work/life balance but who also need to get back to their desks in a hurry. Store owner and sometimes meditation leader, Scott Mitchell provides pillows, chairs and benches for participants. Mitchell stresses that no previous meditation experience is necessary to join in. 

Noon on Mondays; Free; 502 Cherry St. 31201; (478) 227-7785; 

Tuesday, March 7

Full Moon Yoga at Coleman Hill Park

Local yoga instructors Amber Valentine, Bertram Tulloch, Chantell Grant, and Idah Jennings lead this donation-based open yoga class on Coleman Hill. Attendees are encouraged to bring their mats and bottled water. Mats are available to borrow, should they be needed, and chairs will be available for those who would prefer to do chair yoga. Monetary donations are accepted as are donations of yoga mats, mat cleaner, incense, candles and other yoga supplies. More information is available on the Full Moon Yoga at Coleman Hill’s Facebook event page

6 p.m.; Free; 285 Spring St., 31201

Wednesday, March 8

Tyler Perry Exhibition at the Tubman Museum 

The Tubman Museum celebrates Black actor, director, playwright and entrepreneur Tyler Perry with this new exhibit that will run until 2025. The exhibit features memorabilia and never-before-seen images of the actor’s life and work. 

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; $10 Adults, $8 Seniors and College Students, $7 Children (3-17 years old); 310 Cherry St., 31201; (478) 743-8544;