Riddle: Four great things to do in Macon this weekend

April 11, 2014 

I remember a time when people used to regularly say, “There’s nothing to do in Macon.” And honestly, they were right. However, that can no longer be said. This is weekend is packed full of fun events and that seems to be the norm now, rather than the exception.

Here are my picks for this weekend. The only problem with this lineup is not being able to do them all.

“Four Broke Guys” at The Douglass Theatre (8 p.m. Friday). J. Shawn Durham has been living in Washington, D.C., but calls Macon home. His idea for his one-man play first made its debut as a poem called “The Broke Brothers Revolution” at Macon’s Poetic Peace event. Since then, he’s worked the idea into a novel and now a very funny one-man play that follows four men who start a movement protesting ladies nights, buying drinks for women at the club, and any type of discounts for women. Without a doubt meant to be funny, this play also attempts to look at how men with broken dreams respond to today’s society.

“Avenue Q” at Theatre Macon (8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and April 18-19). I’ve been wanting to see “Avenue Q” from the first time I heard about it. This play is what would happen if the popular Broadway play “Rent” met “Seasame Street” in the worse part of town. Uproarious and raunchy, the play tackles a lot of everyday life issues such as sex, drinking and more. This is certainly a must-see play for adults, but it’s not suitable for children.

Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby at Washington Park (11 a.m. Saturday). The Soapbox Derby is a fun community event. Teams build cars -- some built for speed, others built for style -- and race them down the hill on Magnolia Street, adjacent to Washington Park. Come cheer on your favorite team. There’s also a kids Big Wheel race, live music from the sunDollars, food trucks and more!

“Inside Llewyn Davis” at the Douglass Theatre (2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday). The Macon Film Guild brings great independent films to the Douglass each month. This month, they are screening the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis.” The film follows a struggling folk musician as he tries to make it in Greenwich Village in 1961. This film won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film.

Get out and enjoy the weekend!

Contact Roger Riddle at roger.riddle@gmail.com.

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