From watercolors to yoga and jazz to crafts, the first week of Hot Macon Summer is packed.
MACON, Georgia – Summer is really upon us (as if the daily 100 degree temperatures didn’t tell us already) and the city is throwing up some really great events. From watercolors to yoga and jazz to crafts, the first week of Hot Macon Summer is packed.
Watercolor and Wine at the 567 Center
Learn to create a 9 x 12 watercolor painting of a hermit crab in a fun, relaxed environment at the 567 Center. No painting experience required. Artist Brandi Byrom will provide an overview of the crab and walk you through the steps. Bring a drink of your choice to enjoy while painting. $25 includes all materials for the class (except your drink) and the workshop lasts about 2 hours.
7-9:30 p.m.; $25; Register at the567center.org/art-classes; 456 First St., 31201; the567center.org; 238-6051
African Americana and Magnolia Moon at Grant’s Lounge
African Americana draw their sound from rock ‘n’ roll, fashion, film and internet subcultures. Magnolia Moon is a four-piece band from Macon inspired by the rock music of the 1960s and 1970s. See both bands perform at Grant’s before playing this summer’s Bragg Jam concert.
21 clock; $10 admission tickets at seetickets.us; poplar street 576, 31201; Historicgrants.com; 746-9191
Buti Yoga with Elizabeth at Sparks Yoga
Have you heard of “buti” yoga? Buti Yoga is a blend of yoga, cardio, tribal dance, conditioning and deep tummy tuck.
‘Buti’ translates to ‘cure that was hidden or kept secret’, in the belief that the only true cure comes from deep within ourselves. One of the premises in Buti is to draw on primal energies and movement to nourish and thrive our bodies. This energetic class is great for all levels and is highly recommended for anyone looking to try a non-traditional yoga class.
5:30pm-6:30pm; $18 drop-in class; 1044 Washington Avenue; sparksyogamacon.com; 250-3028
Lettering and Good Vibes Workshop at Fall Line Brewing
Join local artist Mama Hawk Draws (Erin Hawkins) for a lettering workshop full of good vibes and happy hippies.
Erin teaches students the basics of typography, how to create compositions by combining different font styles, and other tips and tricks for creating beautiful fonts. By the end of the course, participants will have a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to create lettering for a tie-dye inspired artwork.
Space is limited to ensure time for in-person training. Ticket includes entry to the two-hour workshop, a pen to take home, and a final project ready to show to others. The course is aimed at beginners, but all skill levels are welcome
9:30-11:30 am; $28 tickets are available at mamahawkdraws.com; plum street 567, 31201; 200-1957
Moonshine Still Reunion at Society Garden
The guys from Moonshine Still meet again for just one night. This local favorite jam band was together from 1996 to 2007, playing 200 shows a year across the country at their peak. In addition, they released three full-length albums and one live album. Come and see these local legends while you can.
20:30-23:30; $17 general admission at eventbrite.com; 2389 Ingleside Avenue, 31204; Gesellschaftsgarten.com; 508-7095
Sandy Buckner & The Game at the Douglass Theatre
Catch sweltering summer jazz with Sandy Buckner & The Game in the forecourt of the Douglass Theater on Sunday. Buckner, a native of Forsyth Georgia, describes their sound as “neo-soul” with some influences from Erika Badu and Jill Scott. Make sure you bring a chair and plenty of water as it’s sure to be hot.
19 o’clock; Free; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd, 31201; douglasstheatre.org; 742-2000
How to use Canva hosted by NewTown Macon
NewTown Macon’s digital marketing specialist will guide attendees on how to use (and get the most out of) the Canva digital graphics platform. Students will leave the course knowing how to create graphics, build your brand guides in Canva, and more. A great way to spend an evening for a small business owner looking to expand their marketing on a tight budget.
4 p.m.; Free with registration here; 555 Pappelstrasse, 31201; newtownmacon.com; 722-9909
DineOUT & ShopOUT for Pride
Macon retailers and restaurants team up and on Tuesday donate 10% of their sales to Macon Pride, an organization dedicated to “promoting unity, visibility and self-esteem among LGBTQIA+ individuals and our allies, and a positive image at center.” to advance the Georgia area through community activities and service.” Participating locations include: Travis Jean Emporium, Macon Bagels, JBA, Reboot Retrocade & Bar, Kay-Lynn Massage Studio and others.
Opening times on Tuesdays may vary depending on the provider. We recommend calling ahead.
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