Riddle: Summer events in full swing

June 13, 2014 

For other parts of the nation, summer may not start until June 21, but for us here in Middle Georgia, summer is already in full swing. We are already looking forward to Bragg Jam and Weaver’s Weekend even though they are still a month or more away.

Don’t worry, there’s plenty of summer fun to be had before we get to July.

The Cox Capitol Theatre has started up its summer movie series with fun family and cult favorites. Sunday, they will be showing “Ghostbusters” to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film’s release. There’s a costume contest, and a “Ghostbusters” equipment demo by the Georgia Ghostbusters. Admission for “Ghostbusters” is $5. The Cox also will show “Monsters University” and “Frozen” on June 28, and “Pulp Fiction” on June 29. Admission for these three movies is free! Check out the Cox Capitol Theatre’s Facebook page for more details.

Yappy Hour is again in full swing. Enjoy a cold drink, provided by the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom, with your furry friends at the Macon Dog Park. Meet other animal lovers and let your dogs have a good time at this unique social gathering. People & Pets will be there doing on-site dog washing. This great event happens at 6 p.m. June 19.

“From Canvas To Country” is a traveling art show featuring the works of Sid Enck Jr., Patrick Jilbert, Matthew Klemanski and Nikkea Takagi. This show came about as Enck and Jilbert, two skateboarding friends from Santa Cruz, California, decided to get back together to show off their work after Jilbert moved back to his home of Louisville, Kentucky. Their mixed-medium art has garnered a lot of attention as it has been crossing the country. Their stop in Macon brings them to the Contemporary Arts Exchange on June 20.

The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House is celebrating the birthdays of Hurly and David Bard with performances by Freddy’s Finest and Electric Codpiece as part of their Back Yard Boogie series on June 21. Admission is $5. Later that night, the party continues as everyone leaves the Big House and heads to the Hummingbird for an after party hosted by Tony Tyler and his band Come Back Alice. Visit www.thebighousemuseum.com/events for more details.

We know how to do summer in Middle Georgia. Grab your friends and family, head out and enjoy some good times!

Roger Riddle thinks at his age a Slip-N-Slide could cause a broken rib, so he prefers events such as these for summer fun. Contact him at roger.riddle@gmail.com.

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