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Events in Macon Nov. 2-8

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Museum of Arts and Sciences.

In town this week, we have a visit from a quartet of phantoms, a music marathon and a documentary on religious trailblazers. 

Thursday, Nov. 2

The Four Phantoms in Concert at The Grand Opera House

The Four Phantoms brings together four former Phantoms from the Tony Award-winning The Phantom of the Opera for a night of Broadway hits. Phantoms Brent Barrett (Las Vegas, 2006),  Ciarán Sheehan (Canadian production, 1995-1996), Franc D’Ambrosio (1992-1999) and John Cudia (Broadway, 2009-2010) will sing music from “Les Miserable,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Chicago,” “Sweeny Todd” and more. 

7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; $40 and up tickets available at; 651 Mulberry St., 31201; (478) 301-5470;

Friday, Nov. 3

November First Friday Downtown

There’s plenty to do downtown for November’s First Friday event including Bike Walk Macon’s Play Streets. A portion of Second Street at Cherry Street will be closed to traffic so that Maconites can enjoy a pedestrian-friendly environment. In addition, there will be a dance party on Second Street, an outdoor living room, lawn games and more. Don’t forget to check out the two new businesses downtown: Sweet Eleanor’s and Bear’s Books. A complete listing of events with their times and locations can be found on the First Friday Facebook event page

Saturday, Nov. 4

Macon Music Half Marathon

The inaugural year of the Macon Music Half Marathon will see more than 500 runners weave through the streets of Macon, passing by iconic music sites such as the Big House, Capricorn Studios and the McDuffie Center for Strings. Presented by Macon Tracks Running Club, Visit Macon, Macon-Bibb County and Atrium Health Navicent, this 13.1 mile race starts and ends at Carolyn Crayton Park at 8 a.m. A map of the course can be found here. While walkers are welcome, there will be no bikes allowed. Those using jogging strollers are asked to use extreme caution during the race. 

8 a.m.; $75 registration allowed until the morning of the race; Carolyn Crayton Park (150 Willie Smokie Glover Drive, 31201); Parking and race packet pickup information can be found at the half marathon website

Sunday, Nov. 5

The Philadelphia Eleven at the Douglass Theater

This feature-length documentary tells the story of eleven women, who in 1974, defied the male leadership of the Episocpal church to become priests. In doing so, these women lost friends, received death threats and were banned from church property. The film looks at how these women challenged the male-dominated church to make lasting change. There will be a reception prior to the film and a panel discussion after.

4-7:30 p.m.; $20 adult, $10 students and seniors; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., 31201; (478) 742-2000;

Monday, Nov. 6

Monday Night Football at Grant’s Lounge

The New York Jets will take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday. The Jets have a solid chance of a playoff run according to reports. If you’d like to watch the action with fellow fans, Grant’s Lounge is screening the game. Their kitchen will be open and the bar will have drink specials available. 

7 p.m., Kickoff at 8:15 p.m.; 576 Poplar St.; (478) 746-9191;

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Knitting Club at Washington Memorial Library

This community-organized knitting group welcomes adult knitters of all skill levels. For those who don’t have their own yarn and knitting needles, Washington Memorial has a small supply to loan out. 

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

Wednesday, Nov. 8

37th Annual Festival of Trees Champagne Preview at the Museum of Arts and Sciences 

Over 50 designer-decorated Christmas trees will be on display at this early-access VIP event. In addition to the trees, there will be catering by Macon-favorite restaurant Fountain of Juice and champagne on hand to celebrate the beginning of the winter season. There will also be fall fashions and the 4th Annual White Glove art sale at the event. 

Noon-2 p.m; $50 tickets available at; 4182 Forsyth Road, 31210; (478) 477-3232;


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