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Events in Macon Oct 12-18

Cheyenne Hines
Entrance of Grant’s Lounge at 576 Poplar Street.

In town this week, we have a healing hike, an artist talk, a Full Dome Festival and more. 

Thursday, Oct. 12

Full Dome Immersive Film Festival at the Museum of Arts and Sciences 

A part of the Macon Film Festival, these films are meant to be screened at the Planetarium at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. The three-day (Oct. 12-14) festival features films such as “Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon,” family friendly shorts and art immersive films. The full schedule of films and shorts can be found here

$10 per film; (478) 477-3232;

Friday, Oct. 13

Susto with Andrew Scotchie at Society Garden

Susto has built a cult following among indie music fans. The band is set to perform at  the Society Garden stage in support of their fifth album, “My Entire Life.” Americana/Blues musician Andrew Scotchie  is slated to open for the band. This show is sure to sell out, so get your tickets soon. 

8-11 p.m.; $20 tickets available at; 2389 Ingleside Ave., 31204; (478) 508-7096;

Saturday, Oct. 14

Ghosts and Monsters Workshop at the 567 Center for Renewal 

Spend a “crafternoon” (an afternoon making crafts) making some adorable clay ghoulies and ghosties. This class is open to ages 10 and up and requires no previous experience. Creations will not be glazed (painted) during this class, but attendees can come back during Clay Studio Night on Oct. 27 to glaze their creations at no extra cost. 

10 a.m.-noon; ages 10 and up; $35 for non-567 members, $30 for members tickets available at; 456 First St., 31201: (478) 238-6051;

Sunday, Oct. 15

Healing Hike at Wesleyan College Arboretum 

Macon Mental Health Matters and Southern Queer Folk Hikes present this Healing Hike through the Wesleyan Arboretum. The hike is open to all fitness levels and will highlight the therapeutic effects of spending time in nature. 

8 a.m.; Free; 4760 Forsyth Road, 31201;

Monday, Oct. 16

Monday Night Football at Grant’s Lounge 

Sometimes you just really need to be around other fans who get it. The ones who understand why this game is so important, why that player trade was a great deal, why the new defense coordinator could change the whole team. Monday Night Football at Grant’s Lounge is a great place to be around other football-loving fans. On Monday, the Dallas Cowboys will take on the Los Angeles Chargers. Grant’s will have cold beer and wings available for purchase.

6 p.m.; Free; 576 Poplar St., (478)746-9191; 

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Tattnall Tuesday Group Walk at Tattnall Square Park

Now that the weather has cooled down a bit (thank goodness), it’s time to get out the walking shoes. The group walk is led by Bike Walk Macon and is a one-hour, medium paced fitness walk. Expect to walk about three miles in Tattnall Square Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. 

6 p.m.; Free; Walk starts from the Tattnall Square Park parking lot on Oglethorpe Street; (478) 335-1236;

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Artist Talk with Charo Oquet

Wesleyan College and 478 Creatives present this artist talk with multidisciplinary artist Charo Oquet. Oquet is known for her work exploring topics like displacement, identity, migration, gender and socio-political issues through various mediums, including painting, installations, performance, photography and film.

6:30-8:30 p.m.; Free with registration; Wesleyan Leadership Lab, 522 Cherry St., 31201 


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