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Events in Macon Jan. 11-17

Laura Corley | The Macon Newsroom
Washington Memorial Library celebrates its 100th year from November 2023 through October 2024.

In town this week there is a day of giving and service (that is still accepted volunteers), a two-day comic book bonanza, Disney trivia and more. 

Thursday, Jan. 11

The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John performed by Michael Cavanaugh at The Grand Opera House 

Michael Cavanaugh was hand picked by Billy Joel to star in his 2002 Broadway jukebox musical “Movin’ Out,” and received a Tony nomination for his work. He brings his expertise of Billy Joel and Elton John’s music to The Grand on Thursday and Friday night. 

7:30 p.m.; $35 and up tickets available at; 651 Mulberry St., 31201; (478) 301-5470;  

Friday, Jan. 12

Neal Lucas Trio at Grant’s Lounge

Jam bands are alive and thriving as proven by the Neal Lucas Trio. The band fuses blues and rock into a sound reminiscent of the great southern rockers. The show should be right up the alley of those with Spotify playlists bursting with hits by Gov’t Mule, Cream and the Allman Brothers. 

9 p.m.; $10 tickets available at; 576 Poplar St., 31201; (478) 746-919;

Saturday, Jan. 13

Middle Georgia Comic Convention at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center

This two-day comic convention features a former pro wrestler, comic book artists, actors, YouTube hosts, dozens of vendors and video game tournaments. The schedule for tournaments can be found here. There is an additional $5 charge to participate in each tournament. The convention location has changed since last year, so make sure to make a note of it. 

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday; $12 one-day ticket; $20 two-day ticket; $5 additional fee to participate in the video game tournament.  220 Coliseum Drive, 31217; (478) 803-1602;

Sunday, Jan. 14

Work Day at the Native Plant Garden and Monarch Butterfly Waystation at Amerson River Park

This is a great volunteer opportunity for those whose New Year resolution is to be more involved in the community. Come dressed for garden work (long pants, long sleeve shirts, hats), bring a bottle of water and gardening tools. Participants must be at least 12 years old and those under 18 must have an adult with them or nearby. More information is available on their Facebook Event page. 

2-4 p.m.; Free; 2551 Pierce Drive, 31204

Monday, Jan. 15

MLK Day of Service at Centenary Church

In partnership with several local churches, Centenary Methodist Church is hosting a day of giving and service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. There will be booths in the basement of the church giving away groceries, hygiene items, household items, hot meals and more. For children, there will be a play area. RSVP here to either volunteer or attend. The church requests attendees and volunteers park in their 1235 Ash St. parking lot. 

10 a.m.- 1 p.m.; 1290 College St., 31201; (478) 742-8926;

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Theater Night at Washington Memorial Public Library

Grade school kids have a chance to learn about the history of miming at this event. In addition, the kids will dress up as mimes, paint their faces and practice a few famous miming gestures. The event happens on the children’s library floor.  

6-7 p.m.; Free; 1180 Washington Ave., 31201; (478) 300-6744;

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Disney Trivia at Mellow Mushroom 

Disneyphiles have a chance to flex their muscles at this family-friendly trivia event at Mellow Mushroom. Questions will be posed about classic Disney movies, park knowledge, Disney history and contemporary Disney films. There will be special Disney-themed cocktails and mocktails available. It is recommended to arrive earlier than the 7 p.m. start time as seats fill up quickly.  

7 p.m.; Free; 5425 Bowman Road, 31210; (478) 254-6789; More information available on their Facebook Event page. 

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