Events in Macon June 8-14


In town this week, there are, film screenings, blues musicians, basket weaving and an (imaginary) group of monkeys stealing people’s clothes. Yes, you read that last part right. 

Thursday, June 8

Macon Bike Party: Rivoli Roll

North Maconites get a chance to join in the bike party fun with this free, slow-paced community bike ride presented by Bike Walk Macon. The event starts at 6 p.m. with a demonstration of city biking safety tips with the ride starting at 6:30 p.m. It will be a 90 minute ride with the route available 24 hours in advance at the Macon Bike Party’s Facebook page.  

6 p.m. registration, 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. ride; Free; Registration and ride starting point at The Triangle 1425 Old Forsyth Road, 31210; (478) 335-1236;

Friday, June 9

Kenny Wayne Shepard Band at The Grand Opera House 

Kenny Wayne Shepard, the legendary blues guitarist who came to fame as a teen guitar prodigy, has grown up and is still playing to packed houses. The “Blue on Black” writer and his band bring their “Trouble Is…25 Anniversary Tour” to Macon. The tour is a celebration of the band’s breakout 1997 “Trouble Is…” album.

7:30 p.m.; $49 and up tickets available at; 651 Mulberry St, 31201; (478) 301-5470;

Saturday, June 10

Basket Weaving at the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Site 

Artist Britteny Cuevas of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation leads the instruction on how to weave a Southeastern single wall basket. The materials for the baskets will be supplied and the weaving should take around 20 minutes or so. There will be material for 200 people to make baskets, but this is bound to be a popular event so we recommend attendees arrive early. 

9 a.m.-noon; Free; 1207 Emery Highway, 31217; (478) 752-8257;

Sunday, June 11

“Other People’s Children” presented by The Macon Film Guild at the Douglass Theatre 

This French film, which received a 93% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, centers on Rebecca, a 40-year-old high school teacher who starts a relationship with Ali, a divorced father of a four-year-old girl. Rebecca, who grows hugely fond of the girl, must decide if being a stepmother is enough for her or if she should try to have her own biological child.

2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with a discussion after the 2 p.m. showing; $5; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. 31201; (478) 742-2000;

Monday, June 12

Adult Clay Camp at the 567 Center for Renewal 

This one-week camp is aimed at adult learners. Students will learn how to create things ranging from beer steins to pet sculptures in this evening-hours camp. On the last day of camp, students will have the opportunity to glaze their creations for baking in a kiln. In addition, attendees get a cool camp t-shirt so all of town can know just how crafty you are. 

6:30-8:30 p.m.; The camp week runs from Monday-Saturday; $145 for 567 members, $175for non-members; 456 First St., 31201; (478) 238-6051;

Tuesday, June 13

Storytellers Macon Presents: Stories of Freedom at Grant’s Lounge

Storytellers Macon’s featured storytellers for June, Andrea Cooke and Muse Dixon, will tell their personal stories of freedom in a society hemmed-in by rules and regulations. Attendees are encouraged to sign up to tell their own stories of freedom. Audience stories must be kept to five minutes. As a reminder, the stories are not censored (except for hate speech) so parents bringing children may want to exercise caution. 

6:30-8:30 p.m.; Free; 576 Poplar St., 31201; (478) 476-9191;

Wednesday, June 14

The Great Tiki Crawl

This bar crawl has a story:  A monkey has stolen all the participants’ clothes and the group must go from bar to bar drinking tiki-inspired drinks and collecting items of clothing (a shoe, a pair of pants). While the participants should be fully dressed during the crawl, it still should be a fun night of laughter and drinks. 

6 p.m.; $10 tickets available at; Crawl starts at Fall Line Brewing Co. 567 Plum St., 31201: (478) 200-1957;