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Events in Macon Jan.18-24

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In town this week there are a few jazz concerts, a chance to “forest bathe,” a glow-in-the-dark yoga class and more.  

Thursday, Jan. 18

Silent Book Club at Sweet Eleanor’s 

This would be a million-dollar idea by dessert and coffee shop Sweet Eleanor’s, if the event weren’t free. It’s a “book club” meeting, but instead of group discussion about one novel, everyone gets to read their own books in silence. There will be a 30 minute pre-reading mingle session for those who would like to meet fellow introverts, but after that, everyone is encouraged to find their own nook in the restaurant and indulge in silent reading. BYOB, bring your own book. 

6:30-8 p.m.; Free; 530 Poplar St., 31201; (478) 955-3402;

Friday, Jan. 19

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Fox Theatre

It’s a rare day that something gets an event recommendation from these pages that’s outside of Macon (why leave Macon? It has everything!) but seeing comedic legends Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would make the excruciating  trip up Interstate 75 to Atlanta worth the aggravation. The duo brings their “Restless Leg Tour” to the Fox Theatre. The show combines stand up, skits, improv and a Q&A session at the end, according to reviewers

8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday; $83.50 and up tickets available at; 660 Peachtree Street NE., Atlanta, 30308; (855) 285-8499;

Saturday, Jan. 20

Jazz Night with KMo at The Society Garden

Maconites may be familiar with local jazz legend KMO, from his work promoting jazz through the Jazz Association of Macon. KMO is known for his Rhythm and Blues music with a Motown vibe. In addition to his vocals, KMO plays the bass, upright bass and guitar. The show will be inside, so no worries about frostbite. 

8-10 p.m.; Free; 2389 Ingleside Ave., 31204; (478) 200-0800;

Sunday, Jan. 21

Glow Yoga at Fall Line Brewery

The yogis at Homegrown Yoga take their peaceful flow under the black lights at this free, beginner-friendly yoga session. Attendees are encouraged to wear their brightest neon clothing to the class. The black lights and neon clothing will provide a unique visual to the class.

6 p.m.; Free; 567 Plum St., 31201; (478) 200-1957;

Monday, Jan. 22

David Detweiler Jazz Quartet at the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University

It’s a big week in town for jazz. Saxophonist David Detweiler, who has played at legendary jazz spots such as Birdland and The Blue Note, brings his trio to the Townsend School of Music. The quartet consists of Detweiler (saxophone), Bill Peterson (piano), Fumi Tomita (bass), and Ben Adkins (drum set). 

7:30 p.m.; Free; 1329 Adams St., 31201;

Tuesday, Jan. 23

Macon Film Guild Presents: “Joan Baez: I am a Noise” documentary, Free Happy Hour at the Douglass Theatre

Part concert movie, part documentary, this 2023 film is a portrait of the legendary folk singer and activist Joan Baez. Prior to the film, in the annex of the Douglass Theatre, there will be a free Happy Hour sponsored by Fall Line Brewery.

6:30 p.m. Happy Hour; 7:30 p.m. film; $5 for entrance to the film; 355 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.;

Wednesday, Jan 24

“Forest Bathing” Winter Walk-About and Hot Chocolate Social at The Landford Library

Families are encouraged to come walk the area around the Lanford library, play outdoor bingo and mingle over a hot chocolate at this free event that will wrap up with a story time.

4-5 p.m.; Free; 6504 Houston Road, 31216; (478) 301-6760;


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