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Events in Macon June 6-12

Macon Arts Alliance
“Sheltering”, a sculptural piece by Timothy Schmalz, is installed in honor of the new Central City Apartment Complex that will help Maconites struggling with housing insecurity.

It’s summer… time to kick back and unwind! We’ve got a raucous night of comedy, a chance for talented kids to showcase their unique gifts, one of the top 5 international films of 2023, and more.  

Thursday, June 6

Public Art Alert 

“Sheltering” (photo above) is a sculptural piece by Timothy Schmalz that was recently installed in honor of the new Central City Apartment Complex that will help Maconites struggling with housing insecurity. This is the second of its kind, with the original piece installed at the Vatican.  See this powerful piece for yourself at  Daybreak Resource Center.

Any day, any time; Daybreak Resource Center, 174 Walnut Street, 31201.

Friday, June 7

First Friday 

Downtown Macon will be hopping with plenty of opportunity to do all the things.  Check out a new (to you) restaurant, shop local stores, and enjoy the music. Drop by The 567 Center for Renewal from 5-8 p.m. for the opening reception of “Yo Te Veo. I See You.,” a solo exhibit of paintings and linocut prints by artist Valerie Aranda, who will be on hand to talk about her work. Close out the evening with genre bending “Appalachian funk-rock” band Dr. Bacon, performing at The Hummingbird at 10 p.m.

5 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.; various locations in downtown Macon.

Saturday, June 8

Georgia Kids Who Rock!

Do you have a young kidpreneur, artist, author, inventor, performer, model, musician, designer, academic or athletic achiever in your life?  Get a jump start on National Kids Day (technically the 9th) by helping them showcase their talent. People 19 and under are invited to present their talents and achievements in front of the Tubman Museum in downtown.  Setup is 8 – 10 a.m.  Participants must provide their own tables, chairs, tents, umbrellas and signs. Food and giveaways throughout the day.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; free; Cherry Plaza on the 300 block of Cherry Street; participants may text Pat Person (478-954-1726) or Cherrie Duncan (478-361-2747) or call the Tubman Museum (478-743-8544) for details.

Sunday, June 9 

La Chimera 

Named one of the top 5 international films of 2023, the period comedy-drama La Chimera, which tells the story of a British archeologist and ex-con who gets wrapped up with an international group of tomb raiders.  Macon Film Guild presents two showings, followed by post-show discussion. Watch a trailer here.

2 p.m. and 5 p.m.; $5 with tickets here; The Douglass Theater, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 31208.

Monday, June 10

Passion to Paycheck 

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life,” said Steve Jobs, cofounder and former CEO of Apple Inc.  Four local entrepreneurs took that advice to heart and share their journeys at a panel discussion hosted by 478 Creatives.  Come hear the stories of Scott Mitchell, owner of Bohemian Den and Sweet Eleanor’s; Keicha Danzie, owner of Good Boy Goodies; Matt Odom, editorial and commercial photographer; and Erin Hawkins, owner of Mama Hawk Draws.

6–8p.m.; free; Sweet Eleanor’s at 530 Poplar St, 31201.

Tuesday, June 11 

My Hometown

Come take a good look around. This is your hometown, in photo, paint and print. The Middle Georgia Art Association‘s current exhibit, My Hometown, captures Macon, Perry, Forsyth and more in a variety of styles.

12-5 p.m.; free; Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave., 31204.

Wednesday, June 12

Fully Loaded Comedy Festival

Get loaded with Bert Kreischer, who Rolling Stone described as “the top partyer at the Number One Party School in the country.” He’s joined by former SNL writer and Comedy Central host Dave Attell and Conan/The Tonight Show/The Late Show vet Mark Normand.  It’s a great chance to check out the new Atrium Health Amphitheater by the Macon Mall.

7 p.m.; tickets start at $25; Atrium Health Amphitheater, 3657 Eisenhower Pkwy, 31206


And finally … this week’s “Hop, Skip & a Jump” (any day this month)

Junior Ranger Challenge! 

Hamburg State Park’s 1920’s era gristmill and ginning house have been a central location for trade for the local community and the park still serves as a peaceful getaway.  Visitors of all ages can stop by the Hamburg State Park office to pick up a fun worksheet pertaining to local history and wildlife.  Complete the worksheet to earn a prize!

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; free; Hamburg State Park, 6071 Hamburg State Park Rd, Mitchell, GA 30820.

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