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Events in Macon Sept 7-13

Shaila Warren
Otis Redding was an American singer and songwriter who grew up and began his career in Macon.

In town this week we have a two-day event celebrating Otis Redding, a knitting and counseling session and the return of Shaft. 

Thursday, Sept. 7

Marie Ortiz at Grant’s Lounge

Marie Ortiz music is a fusion of folk and R&B. This unusual pairing has gained her quite a few fans in town. 

9 p.m.; $10 tickets available at or at the door; 576 Poplar St., 31201; (478) 746-9191; 

Friday, Sept. 8

An Evening of Respect at the Macon City Auditorium

The two-day Second Annual King of Soul event begins Friday with An Evening of Respect at City Auditorium. Atlanta’s acclaimed Orchestra Noir performs with guest vocalists including Taj Mahal, Rebel Rae, Jac Ross and Anderson East. Special honorees include Jermaine Dupri and others. Cocktail attire required. 

7 p.m.; $50 tickets available at; 415 First St. 31201; (478) 803-1593;

Saturday, Sept. 9

Big “O” Homecoming Show at The Capitol Theatre 

The second evening in the King of Soul event is a not-to-be missed show featuring Kendra Morris, Alanna Royale and Jackson Griffith

7 p.m.; $25 tickets available at; 382 Second St., 31201; (478) 257-6391;

Sunday, Sept. 10

Second Sunday Featuring The Hollingshead Band at Coleman Hill

The Hollingshead Band kicks off this month’s Second Sunday free concert at Coleman Hill. Second Sunday is a family-friendly event where people are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and their furbabies (leashed, of course) to enjoy the show., tents and grills are not allowed. Parking is at a premium, so if you live within walking distance to Coleman Hill, it would be a lot easier just to hoof it.

6-8 p.m.; 285 Spring St., 31201

Monday, Sept. 11

Knitting and Counseling at The Booker T. Washington Community Center 

Macon Mental Health Matters puts on this blend of creative therapy and emotional well-being support. The group is led by Ross Peery and Paige Reeves who will lead the session on managing depression and anxiety. Novice knitters and expert knitters are welcome. This is the  first of a series with dates every Monday until the end of November. Knitting supplies provided but if you have your own, bring them. 

10-11a.m.; Free; Booker T Washington Center, 401 Monroe St., 31201;

Tuesday, Sept. 12

Landscape Painting with Acrylics at the 567 Center for Renewal

Fall is the most beautiful time in Macon, why not learn how to paint it? The 567 Center for Renewal is offering an 8-week course on landscape painting using acrylics. Students will learn color theory, implementation of balance, subject matter, perspective and how to paint from a photo. This class is open to adults with very little painting experience, as well as intermediate students who want to improve their skills.

6-8 p.m.; $220 for non-members, $185 for members; All supplies included; Ages 16 and up; 456 First St., 31201; (478) 238-6051;

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Senior Cinema at The Douglass Theatre 

The 2019 film, “Shaft” is this month’s Senior Cinema choice should really have been titled “Son of Shaft.” The movie centers on John Shaft, Jr. son of the original private eye and his attempt to bring down a drug smuggling ring. While the movie didn’t get great reviews, it’s still a fun way to spend an afternoon.

2 p.m.; Free for ages 55 and older, $5 for others; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., 31201; (478) 742-2000; 

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