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Events in Macon Aug. 10-16

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In town this week, we have a birding group meet and greet, a food truck festival and a chance at discovering your inner Rocky Balboa. 

Thursday, Aug.10

Gretchen Wagner: PROOF at the McEachern Art Center

Atlanta-based artist Gretchen Wagner’s show at the McEachern Art Center is an exploration of color as both form and content. Wagner’s monographs reflect on how color is used in both artistic and commercial ways. 

4-8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; Free: 332 Second St., 31201; (478) 301-2959;

Friday, Aug.11

Nordista Freeze plays The Garden with The Crumbsnatchers

Nordista Freeze, the psychedelic-pop master, brings his unique sounds to Society Garden with The Crumbsnatchers. Both Freeze and The Crumbsnatchers are heavily influenced by new wave artists such as David Burn and The Pixies but by way of an epic party. 

8:30-11 p.m.; $10 tickets available at; 2389 Ingleside Ave., 31204; (478) 200-0800;

Saturday, Aug. 12

Food Truck Festival at Carolyn Crayton Park

Food tastes better when it’s served from a truck, that’s just science. Macon-Bibb Recreation brings its Picnic in the Park/Food Truck Festival back to Carolyn Crayton Park with 12 different food trucks. There will be trucks serving everything from crab legs to barbecue with music provided by Trombone Love whom you may have seen at the Douglass Theatre’s “Jazz in the Courtyard” events.

11 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Free entry; 150 Smokie Glover Dr, 31201;(478) 219-2001; 

Sunday, Aug. 13

Macon Film Guild Presents: “The Unknown Country” at the Douglass Theater

“The Unknown Country” is a 2022 film centered on a young woman’s journey from Minnesota to South Dakota to find a spot captured in her grandmother’s photo.The film was praised by critics and audiences alike and garnered a 100% Audience Score on

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

Monday, Aug. 14

Georgia Audubon August Meeting at the Museum of Arts & Sciences  

The coolest thing to do during the pandemic (other than baking) was birdwatching, and for many people, the hobby stuck. The Audubon Society is a group that’s dedicated itself to the conservation of birds and their habitats. The Georgia chapter of the society is holding their August meeting at the Museum of Arts and Sciences and is open to everyone who would like to learn more about the society.  

7:30 p.m.; Free; 4182 Forsyth Road, 31210; (478) 477-3232;

Tuesday, Aug. 15

MAC at Philosophie Wine Bar

MAC stands for Macon Area Connection and is a new endeavor by the Macon Chamber of Commerce to bring people in Macon together monthly in a casual environment. New Maconites who would like to meet people in the community are as welcome as seasoned Maconites who maybe haven’t had the chance to meet people in a while. At the meet-up the Chamber will highlight the upcoming events in town for August. Complimentary drink and snacks with registration.

4-7 p.m.; Free with registration; 616 Poplar St., 31201; (478) 200-1978;

Wednesday, Aug.16

Macon Bibb United Boxing Club At Freedom Park

Why join an expensive gym when Macon-Bibb Recreation has you covered? For $20 a month, you can get fighting fit with the crew and boxing coaches at United Boxing Club. If you don’t have your own gloves, the gym can loan you some and from 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday the coaches are available to train newcomers.

11am- 8p.m Monday-Friday; $20 per month; 3199-3319 Roff Ave., 31204; (478) 751-9248;

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