“Why are we doing this again?” says nice but very condescending motorcycle cop to habitual speeder. “I DON’T KNOW!” I say in a very animated I’m-an-idiot sort of way. His retort, “Let’s not do this again! This is my last warning.” The cop knows me from Starbucks and has been very lenient with my Speed Racer ways. If I said this was my second “warning” I’d be lying. I need help! No actually, they need to raise the speed limit on Hardeman Avenue!
When it Rain, It Pours! … And Floods! Well, there will be free beer, wine & a signature cocktail on the table tonight “if the creek don’t rise!” Rain or Shine, there will be an art exhibit tonight @ The SoChi Gallery that I’ll just describe as “sticky.” The Art Adhesive is an exhibit of original works by artist Matthew Linden King. Tonight @ 5:30.
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Songwriter Ken Johnson who appeared at last month’s SoChi Songwriter ShoCase has just hit the Top 40 on the Country Billboard music charts with his song “Beer on the Table” recorded by Nashville star Josh Thompson.
A Father/Son outting lead me WeChi (west of Chichesters) to the Macon Mall on Sunday for a little Lunar Mini Golf. I know! Shocking! BUT…what is even more shocking is that we had a glowing great time. 54 holes for 8 bucks! Afterwards we enjoyed a refreshing Orange Julius (remember those?)
Cherry Street is blooming! Have you checked out the newly opened Dolce Vita Café & Bar? It’s a cool hang for a light lunch. Or pop in for a nice cup of coffee. Try the Hazlenut-Raspberry Caffe. Also head upstairs and check out Jack & Coat men’s shop. They have edgy to preppy clothing & accessories. Whale watchers: they sell Vineyard Vines!
The Rookery has done a revamp: Inside, Outside and to the Menu. They have some mouth-watering food ideas. Let me suggest the Chicken Salad & the Pork-n-Bean salad!
Factoid: Macon is one of the top 10 least expensive cities to live in, according to Coldwell Banker. I know for me, I’ve saved a ton on speeding fines!
FUTURE LOVE PARADISE
Don’t miss movie star Karen Black on stage in @ the Cox Capitol Theatre! Missouri Waltz wraps on Saturday.
The Art Adhesive
Art Opening for artist Matthew Linden King
The SoChi Gallery
Thursday, Sept. 24th. 5:30p – 8:30p
Free Event. Open Bar.
Rockin’ in the Penthouse w/ Hank Vegas
Telephone Exchange Building
505 Second Street
Friday, Sept. 25th. 8pm
Sponsored by Historic Macon
FREE. Refreshments provided.
Vodka tasting & hors d’oeuvres
@ Edgar’s Bistro
Saturday, Sept. 26th @ 7pm
$38 per person
Cirque Dreams Illumination @ The Grand Opera House
Sunday, Sept. 27th
4p & 7:30p
America’s Favorite Serial Killer is back! DEXTER premieres on Sept. 27th @ 9pm. Showtime.
Comedian Brett Butler “Grace Under Fire” @ Laughing Skull Lounge
Sept 29th, Oct. 6th, 13th & 20th
Ken Burns, famed documentary filmmaker @ MAS, Oct. 3rd. 2:30 pm. Opening Reception for William Segal @ MAS, Oct. 3rd. 7pm
Macon filmed “Stuck!” will have its World Premiere at the 17th Raindance Film Festival in London, England, on Saturday, October 10th.
6th Annual Arts on Riverdale
Jazz & Arts Festival
Sat, Oct. 17th
12 – 6p
Underworld 2009 Haunted House presented by Cox Capitol Theatre & Grave Intentions. Rated PG-13. Nobody puts Baby in a corner, but you’ll want to leave the kid at home for this fright fest! The haunting takes place @ 450 3rd St between Cherry & Poplar Streets. $13 for adults/ $11 students & those with a military I.D. Tickets may be purchased online at Cox Capitol Theatre 8p – Midnight. Oct. 2,9,10, 16,17,23,24,26,27,28,29,30 & 31
Netherworld Haunted House, the #2 Best haunted house in the U.S. is in Norcross, Georgia! If you want to get your horror freak on, check it out.
“Spirits in October” Riverside Cemetery in partnership with Historic Macon and The Cox Capital Theatre present a series that includes tours of the cemetery & historic sites downtown. For more information: Riverside Cemetery, Historic Macon or Cox Capitol Theatre
The 11th Hour THRILLER PARADE – Friday October 30 @ 9:00 P.M. @ the intersection of Cherry & Third Streets. Want to participate? Practice is every Tuesday until the event @ the Library Ballroom. 7p – 8p
Halloween Costume Party @ The SoChi Gallery
“Night of the Living SoChilites”
Attire: Haunt Couture
Signature Cocktail: The Bloody SoChilite
Friday, Oct.30th *following The Thriller Parade
I WANT TO ROCK-N-ROLL ALL NIGHT!
Psychedelic Furs, Oct. 2nd @ The Masquerade
The Black Crowes, Oct. 3rd @ Chastain Park
U2, Oct 6th @ The Georgia Dome
Kings of Leon, Oct. 9th @ Phillips Arena
KISS, Oct. 26th @ Phillips Arena
Echo & the Bunnymen, Nov. 15th @ Masquerade
Miley Cyrus, Nov. 29th @ Phillips Arena
Fly South Music Festival, Dec. 5th @ Luther Williams Field, Macon