Out & About

Calendar of Middle Georgia arts and entertainment events from August 2


A special exhibit will feature Macon Clay student work. First Friday Opening Reception with light refreshments from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 2. Presented by Macon Arts Alliance at Macon Arts Gallery, 486 First St., Macon.

Free. Regular gallery hours through Aug. 23.

First Friday Art Opening

Opening reception of “The Deep Stitch,” featuring fiber art by various artists from across the Southeast. Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal at 456 First St., Macon.

Free. 6 p.m. Aug. 2.

First Friday Art Crawl

Check out all the great art galleries open late with special events downtown on August’s First Friday. Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal, Macon Arts Gallery and Travis Jean at Cherry Street, Macon.

Free. 5 p.m. Aug. 2.

Corks & Canvas

Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or other beverage to sip on, bring a friend, and learn to create an 11x14 painting. No painting experience required. An artist will guide you through the steps. Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal at 456 First St., Macon.

$28, includes all materials (except the drinks). 7 p.m. Aug. 3.

Hand Lettering Workshop

Learn how to use different strokes to create perfectly-crafted letters, and finish by creating beautiful hand lettering designs. Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal at The 567 Center for Renewal, 456 First St., Macon.

$40, includes supplies. 2-4:30 p.m. Aug. 3

”The Breakfast Club”

If you grew up in the 80s you probably remember this quintessential John Hughes movie about kids from different high school cliques forced to spend Saturday detention together in the library. Presented by Grand Opera House at 651 Mulberry St., Macon.

$5. 7 p.m. Aug. 3.

Ladies Night: Origami Jewelry

Grab a couple of your friends for this laid-back and fun class to make your own origami earrings. The workshop provides all materials required for this class, including origami paper, jewelry metal hardware along with a bottle of your choice of wine (red or chilled white).When registering for this class please indicate in the notes what your wine preference is. Presented by stARTup Studios at Startup Studios, 1055 Riverside Drive, Suite A, Macon.

$90 for three people, $110 for four people, $125 for five people, $140 for six people (maximum allowed). 6-8 p.m. Aug. 2 and 30, 4-6 p.m. Aug. 3 and 31.

Ingleside 0.5K Jogging Event of the Summer

Come dressed in your 1980s jogging attire and be ready to run all .31 miles through the historic Ingleside neighborhood, or at least a couple hundred yards of it. Must register in advance. Presented by Society Garden at 2389 Ingleside Ave., Macon.

$25, includes a car decal, T-shirt, pint of beer and slice of pizza. 6 p.m. Aug. 3.

Earth Lodge Tour at Ocmulgee

On this ranger-led tour to the Earth Lodge, you can learn about the people who lived here a 1,000 years ago and discover why they built the mounds. Presented by Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park at 1207 Emery Hwy., Macon.

Free. 10 a.m. Aug. 3.

Wagon House Opry

Music from local bands. Come and enjoy the music, dancing and fun. Presented by Wagon House Opry at 699 Altman Road, Gray.

Donation based. 6 p.m. Aug. 3.

”An American Tail”

While immigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family in New York City and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country. Presented by Grand Opera House at 651 Mulberry St., Macon.

$5. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

Fired Alcohol Inks Workshop

Paint an abstract pattern on glass using colorful alcohol inks, then set it on fire to bake the colors onto the glass. Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal at 456 First St., Macon.

$35, includes all materials. 7 p.m. Aug. 8.

Summer Arts Festival

Come check out the scenes of summer. Presented by Middle Georgia Art Association at Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, 2330 Ingleside Ave., Macon.

Free admission. noon-6 p.m. through Aug. 10.

Clay Studio Night

You’ll be given a lump of clay large enough to make a mug, bowl or other similar project, as well as space and equipment to work. There will be an experienced clay artist there to help if you need it, but previous experience working with clay is recommended. Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal at 456 First St., Macon.

$15, includes all supplies. $10 for members. 6-9 p.m. Aug. 9 and 23.

Beginning Wheel

Learn the basic principles of making pottery on the wheel in this eight-week class. Presented by The 567 Center for Renewal at 456 First St., Macon.

$170 for members, $210 for non-members. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 5-Sept. 30.

Noise: Metagraphs by Sol Hill

Sol Hill’s photography-based work captures images from the world and shows us an alternate vision full of errant visual incident and covert meanings that usually lie just beneath the surface. Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences at 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon.

Regular museum admission and hours through Nov. 18.

Argentine Tango

Join other aficionados in the popular dance. Wine and tapas available to purchase. Presented by Argentine Tango at Marco’s Italian Ristorante, Forsyth Road, Macon.

Free. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 6.

Free Birds and Night Owls Music History Walking Tour

Rock and stroll through Macon’s legendary and notorious music history. See the landmarks and favorite haunts of some of Southern music’s most legendary players as well as the backstage cast of characters who played a crucial role in their fame. Presented by Rock Candy Tours at Rookery, 543 Cherry St., Macon.

$15, 24-hour advance reservations required. 7:30 p.m. Fridays through Dec. 27.

Rock Candy Tours Rock n’ Soul Van Tour

Rock and roll through Macon’s music history with a driving tour that traces the journey of Southern rock and soul legends and their landmarks along the way. Presented by Rock Candy Tours at Visit Macon Downtown Welcome Center, 450 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon.

$25. 10 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 28.

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