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Events in Macon Jan. 25-31

Credit: Reboot Retrocade & Bar Facebook page.
Credit: Reboot Retrocade & Bar Facebook page.

In town this week, there is a winter market, a chili showdown, an architecture tour and more. 

Thursday, Jan. 25

Lights and Strings on Magnolia Street

The historic homes of Magnolia Street are highlighted (literally and figuratively) during this free walking tour. Docents from InTown Macon will lead tours leaving from Washington Park explaining the architectural significance of the homes on Magnolia Street. In addition, there will be a music stage at Washington Park where Headstring Acoustic will play throughout the event. On street parking is available on Magnolia, Cherry and New streets.

6 p.m.; Free; Meet at Washington Park on the top of Magnolia Street. 

Friday, Jan. 26

Guardians of the Galaxy Themed Karaoke at Reboot Retrocade and Bar

Belt out the hits from Peter Quill’s mixtape at karaoke night at Reboot. The music featured in the three Guardians of the Galaxy films features music from the 1960s to 2000s featuring songs like “Hooked on a Feeling” to “We Care a Lot.”  

9 p.m.; Free; 566 Cherry St., 31201; (478) 621-4861;

Saturday, Jan. 27

Chili Showdown at The Society Garden

Society Garden is looking for the best homemade chili in town. Amateur chefs who think they have what it takes to win the $250 grand prize should register for the contest at With a $5 tasting ticket, attendees can score the chilis for the $75 People’s Choice award. In addition to the chili, there will be live music, bonfires and Liliana’s food truck. 

Noon- 5 p.m.; Free entry, $5 tasting ticket; 2389 Ingleside Ave. 31204; (478) 200-0800;

Sunday, Jan. 28

Longleaf Distillery Winter Market

This market, held in Macon’s new distillery, will feature offerings from local vendors such as Genstylesco, Vsidesart, Grisworksco, Frankies Boutique, and Ocmulgee Artists Guild. While there, check out some of Longleaf’s signature cocktails. 

1-5 p.m.; Free entry; TBD; 664 Second St., 31201; (478) 254-3010;

Monday, Jan. 29

Knit and Crochet Crew at Lanford Library

For those looking for a cozy way to spend a Monday afternoon, Lanford Library’s Knit and Crochet Crew might just be the ticket. This free, drop-in event encourages advanced knitting and crocheting attendees to bring their in-progress projects and novice ones to try their hand at knitting or crocheting. The group is lead by an experienced crocheter, who will be able to help the beginners. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies if they have them; however, The library does have some yard and needles available.

3-4 p.m.; Free; All ages and experience levels welcome; 6504 Houston Road, 31216; (478) 300-6760;

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Go out for dinner 

January can be tough in a few ways: it’s cold, it’s gloomy, and there’s another month of winter. Collectively, our spirits need to be lifted. One way of lifting them is to go out for an unplanned dinner out. Macon has an astonishing array of wonderful restaurants that range from budget friendly (Baldinos) to blow-the-budget (Natalia’s). Restaurant hop and just order appetizers, or just desserts. Try a new place, or your old stand-by. Whatever you decide, just make sure you don’t have to do the dishes. 

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Macon Music Review at Grant’s Lounge

Local musicians (Charles Davis (vocals), Caleb Melvin (drums), Dustin McCook (guitar), Evan Bentzel (bass), and Ethan Hamlin (keys)) cover music with roots in Macon. The Macon Music Review plays hits and deep cuts by Macon icons Little Richard, Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers Band and Johnny Jenkins. The band nods heavily to the history of Capricorn Records and music by bands whose key members have Macon roots, including R.E.M. 

8-10 p.m.; $10; 576 Poplar St., 31201; (478) 746-9191;

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