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Events in Macon July 13-19

Shaila Warren
The Douglass Theatre, founded by Charles Douglass served as a performance venue for many.

In town this week we have classic R&B interpreted by a local singer, a classic walking tour and a classic musical. Macon may be giving Athens a run for its money in being the “classic city” this week. 

Thursday, July 13

Downtown Macon French Fry Fight

French fry aficionados should wear their stretchiest pants on Thursday for Downtown Macon’s French Fry Fight. Participating restaurants such as VIBEZ, Churchill’s on Cherry and H&H will have french fry specials on their menu for National French Fry Day! Try Fall Line Brewing Company’s “Fully Loaded Fry Basket,” Biddy’s “Maui Wowi Fries” and Satterfield’s “Satterfield’s Fried Pickle French Fries” among others. Attendees will be able to vote on the best fries in town. This list of participating restaurants and their fry specials can be found at NewTown Macon’s Facebook event page

Friday, July 14

Free Birds & Night Owls Walking Tour

This walking tour, presented by Rock Candy Tours, is a great way to acquaint yourself with Macon’s musical history. The two-hour tour starts at the legendary Grant’s Lounge (576 Poplar St., 31201) and ends at the Rookery (543 Cherry St., 31201). 

7-9 p.m.; $15 tickets available at; (478) 955-5997;

Saturday, July 15

Loren Michelle Live with DJ Smooth at The Serenity Entertainment Complex

Loren Michelle will be covering artists such as Anita Baker, Chaka Khan and Coco Jones on Saturday at The Serenity Entertainment Complex. DJ Smooth will be providing the evening’s vibe by spinning classic R&B music. Learn more at their Facebook page

8 p.m.; $10 and up tickets available at; 427 Poplar St., 31201; (478) 370-8633

Sunday, July 16

Singin’ in the Rain at Theatre Macon

Theatre Macon takes on the classic musical “Singin’ in the Rain” with local talent. The show, set in 1927, centers on silent film stars’ studio-created relationship, the industry shift to “talkies” and how plucky chorus girl’s rise to fame.

7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 13; 8 p.m. Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16; 7:30, Thursday, July 20; 8 p.m. Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22.; $10 Student with ID, $15 Military, $20 Seniors, $25 Adult tickets available at; 438 Cherry St., 31201; (478) 746-9485;

Monday, July 17

Book a Librarian at Washington Memorial Library

Further proof that public libraries are the best invention Ben Franklin ever had, is the Book a Librarian service at Washington Memorial Library. Interested people can book time with a librarian who can teach the best way to research a topic, beginner computing and how to find your next favorite read by analyzing your past favorite reads. 

Free; Call to book your appointment; 1180 Washington Ave, 31201; (478) 300-6744;

Tuesday, July 18

Macon Film Guild Presents: “Little Richard: I Am Everything” and Complimentary Happy Hour at The Douglass Theatre 

The Macon Film Guild will screen the 2023 documentary on Little Richard (which received a 95% Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes) at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the film, there will be a free happy hour sponsored by Fall Line Brewing Company. 

6:30 p.m. Happy hour; 7:30 p.m. film screening; $5; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., 31201

(478) 742-2000;

Wednesday, July 19

Chair-ercise at the Elaine Lucas Senior Center 

The Center for Disease Control says that seniors need at least 150 minutes a week of moderate activity, two sessions a week of strength training plus activities that will improve balance. The “Chair-ercise” classes at the Elaine Lucas Senior Center can help seniors reach that goal. The 30-minute class focuses on building muscles through the use of resistance bands while seated in a chair. The class benefits are mental as well as physical with seniors being able to stay socially as well as physically healthy. More information available at the Elaine Lucas Senior Center Facebook page 

 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Free with $10 yearly membership to the senior center; 132 Willie Smokie Glover Dr., 31201; (478) 803-4152 

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