Events in Macon June 22-28

In town this week we have a band reunion, a black and white photography exhibit and a discussion on your grandma’s bikini.

Thursday, June 22

World Yoga Day & Summer Solstice Celebration at Washington Park

Celebrate World Yoga Day with a beginner-friendly and donations-based yoga session in Washington Park. Yoga mats are available through class leader, Amber Valentine, but attendees should bring their own if they have them. 

6 p.m.; Washington Park, on the corner of College and Magnolia Streets., 31201;

Friday, June 23

Mahalo at JBA

Mahalo describes themselves as “ indie rock band with a mindful yet soul-shaking energy. Our music revolves around personal struggles but also touches on the brighter sides of life.” The band is a bit of a guitar-driven throwback to the early years of grunge and has been receiving a lot of local attention. 

10 p.m.; $5 at the door; 425 Cherry St., 31201;

Saturday, June 24

The Rockafellas Reunion at Society Garden 

If you went to college in the south during the early heyday of R.E.M., you are probably familiar with the popular rock cover band The Rockafellas. The band morphed into Jupiter Coyote in the early ‘90s, creating and performing their own music. After a 30-years-long hiatus though, the Rockafellas return to their southern-rock roots at Society Garden.

8:30-11 p.m.; $20 and up tickets available at; 2389 Ingleside Ave., 31204; (478) 200-0800;

Sunday, June 25

Jazz in the Courtyard featuring Ken Trimmins and The Quiet Storm at The Douglass Theatre Courtyard 

The event is taglined as “cool jazz for warm evenings.” Cool jazz for this month is provided by Ken Trimmins and The Quiet Storm featuring Sherri Wilder. Front man Ken Trimmins, associate professor of music at Albany State, has played music worldwide and is the director of Albany State’s Summer Music and Arts Camp for middle and high school students. Bring a lawn chair to the show, but with Ken Trimmins background in music education, make sure to bring a young person interested in music too. 

7 p.m.; Free; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., 31201; (478) 742-2000;

Monday, June 26

Macro in Monochrome at the Macon Arts Alliance

Twenty-four of local photographer Curtis Hertwig’s black and white photos are on display at the Macon Arts Alliance gallery until June 30. The black and white photos are the “monochrome” in the show’s title and the “macro” is the lens Hertwig used for the photos. The macro lens gives an extremely close-up view of the subject items, allowing the items to be seen in a different way. Curator Sierra Bush says of the photos, “It’s everyday things turned into art.” 

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; Free; 486 First St, Macon, 31204 (478) 743-6940;

Tuesday, June 27

Check out the Splash Pads at Daisy Park and the Rosa Jackson Center 

In 2012, the now-defunct Gateway Macon emblazoned the promotional logo “Macon: It’s hotter here” on billboards along Interstate 75. As if any of us needed the reminder. With temperatures in the high 80s in late June, what will July and August bring? It’s probably a good idea to familiarize yourself with some free, family-friendly splash pads in the area. A splash pad, for those who have never visited one, is a kind of interactive water feature with no standing water. Water is released from overhead or in ground jets that can be activated with a push button. There are two functioning splash pads currently: one at Daisy Park (on the corner of Forsyth and Orange streets) and one at the Rosa Jackson Recreation Center (1211 Maynard St. 31217).

Wednesday, June 28

History of the Swimsuit in Macon at Washington Memorial Library 

Branch Manager Kate Aultman leads a discussion on the history of the swimsuit in Macon and ways Maconites in the past stayed cool. 

5 p.m.; Free; 1180 Washington Ave., 31201; (478) 300-6744;