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Events in Macon Feb. 8-14


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In town this week, we have disco nights, romantic classical music, a Super Bowl watch party and something different to do this Valentine’s Day. 

Thursday, Feb. 8

Clay DIY at StARTup Studios

Get in touch with both your creative and do-it-yourself sides at this self-directed ceramics class. Attendees receive three pounds of clay to mold into whatever takes their fancy. Admission fee covers clay, tools and one kiln firing. 

2:30-6:30 p.m.; $30 tickets available at; 1055 Riverside Drive, 31201; (478) 254-1830;

Friday, Feb. 9

Orleans at The Grand Opera House 

Though their greatest hits debuted in the 1970s, Orleans still draws a crowd. The “Still The One” group, still going strong after 50 years together (in various forms), bring their biggest hits to The Grand.

7:30 p.m.; $25 and up tickets available at; 651 Mulberry St., 31201; (478) 301-5470;  

Saturday, Feb. 10

Disco Night with the Macon Pops at Emerson at Plum

This fund-raiser for the Macon Pops will feature a live auction with Macon Pops Signature Events, catering by Fountain of Juice, signature cocktails and disco music performed by the Macon Pops. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in their 1970s disco-era best.

6:30-11:30 p.m.; $150 tickets available at; 543 Plum St., 31201; (478) 957-0005; 

Sunday, Feb. 11

Super Bowl Watch Party at Hightails

Watch the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs at the Super Bowl this year while overlooking downtown Macon. Hightails, the roof-top bar at the Hotel 45 is hosting a Super Bowl watch party and will have specials on beer, wine, wings and nachos. 

5-11 p.m.; Free; Sixth floor of Hotel 45 (401 Cotton Ave., 31201); (478) 216-9920; 

Monday, Feb. 12

Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra at the Grand Opera House

Mercer alumnus Keitaro Harada leads the joint Mercer music student and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra  in a night featuring the most romantic classical music written. The works of Verdi, Yoshimatsu and Ravel are on the program during this swoon-worthy night of music. 

7:30 p.m.; $25 and up tickets at; 651 Mulberry St., 31201; (478) 301-5470; 

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Galentine’s Day Custom Hat Workshop 

Parks and Recreation” character Leslie Knope introduced the world to “Galentine’s Day,” the special day before Valentine’s Day when you celebrate your best gal pals. The Burke Mansion is hosting a custom hat workshop on Galentine’s. Instructors from Fox + Ren Co. will lead attendees on how to decorate a hat using techniques such as embroidery, applique, and vintage accessories. All supplies are provided. In addition, there will be a cocktail hour with sweet treats included. 

6-9 p.m.; $175 tickets available at; 1095 Georgia Ave., 31201; (478) 238-1731;

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Paint Your Partner at ArtSpace Macon

Artspace supplies everything attendees need at their “Paint Your Partner” event (well, except a partner. You’ll need to handle that yourself). Couples can stare at each other as much as they want in order to create a homemade portrait of their Valentine. 

6:30 p.m.; $60 per couple; tickets available at; 2378 Ingleside Ave., 31204; (478) 336-5886;

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