Things to do this First Friday!

Entertainment…

“Stagecoach” at Grand Opera House
$5 | 730 PM | 651 Mulberry Street
A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process. The American folk songs adapted for the score included the traditional ballads “Lily Dale,” “Rosa Lee,” “Joe Bowers,” “Joe the Wrangler,” “She’s More to Be Pitied Than Censured,” “She May Have Seen Better Days” and “Shall We Gather at the River?” Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine.

The Bearcats with Stoop Kids at Hummingbird Stage and Taproom
$5 | 10 PM | 430 Cherry Street
Enjoy the musical sounds of “The Bearcats”, a 4 piece rock n’ roll act from Macon, GA. Fronted by Cliff Cranford and backed by “The Boys”.

Evening with Trea Landon at The Crazy Bull
8 PM | 473 Second Street
Grab a beer and enjoy an evening with Trea Landon!

Naan Violence and Death Panels at Fresh Produce Music Hall
$5 | 9 PM | 451 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Stereotype in concert at The Thirsty Turtle
10 PM | 425 Cherry Street
Brand new project featuring musicians from all over the Central Savannah River Area. Taking you on a time-traveling, mind babbling roller-coaster ride of everything from funk to country to rap.

Arts & Culture…

Open Make Night at SparkMacon
FREE | 6-9PM | 557 Cherry Street (Upstairs)
Join in the fun at an open house, complete with free food and drinks. The space will be filled with members showing off all the amenities of SparkMacon and providing a place for you to create.

REAL TALL TALES: Five Short Documentaries by Nik Nerburn at Ampersand Art Guild
FREE | 7-9PM | 503 Fifth Street
Nik Nerburn is a research-based storyteller, experimental historian, filmmaker and photographer. His work often involves essayistic interventions in archival materials to explore regional histories, focusing on stories that stand at the intersection of power, memory, nostalgia, race and place. He’s interested in personal histories, folklore and regionalism, being equally informed by documentary journalism and avant-garde forms. These five short films vary widely in style, but are all united by themes of myth, geography and the high weirdness of rural life.

Opening Reception for Hazel Struby Caldwell at Travis Jean Emporium
5-9PM | 522 Cherry Street
Growing up in Macon, with two parents who attended
Mercer, Hazel was thrilled to return home and have the
opportunity to teach at the University. She earned a BA
in Studio Art, with a minor in Psychology from the
College of Charleston, in Charleston, SC, and a MS in Art
Therapy from Eastern Virginia Medical School in
Norfolk, VA.

Opening Reception for KOMMA at Macon Arts Alliance
FREE | 5-8PM | 484 First Street
Join Macon Arts Alliance for the opening reception of “KOMMA” featuring paintings by local Macon artist and Wesleyan College-First For Women Comer Professor of Painting, Frances De La Rosa.

Opening Reception of Mercer University Student Art Exhibition at 567 Center for Renewal
FREE | 6-9PM | 456 First Street
The April exhibit at The 567 will be the Mercer University Student Art Exhibition, featuring work by graduating art students Brandi Murray, Brittney Murray, and Lauren Light. A variety of mediums will be included in the exhibit. This Friday, come and see the new exhibit, meet the artists, and enjoy light refreshments. The exhibit will be on display April 7-28. The gallery is free and open to the public.

Zumba class with Janice “Zumba Princess” Shephard at Tubman Museum

$5 | 6-8PM | 310 Cherry Street
The fun and energizing Zumba class by Macon’s very own favorite instructor, Janice “The Zumba Princess” Shephard, will be held in front of the Tubman on the Cherry Street Plaza (or in the Peyton Anderson Rotunda during inclement weather). It’s free for Tubman Museum members and $5 for non-members!

Soul Spots…

First Friday Soul Spots sponsored by the Macon Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Naan Violence
Fresh Produce Records at 362 Second Street | 630 PM

Chance Moorman
Third Street Park Fountain | 7PM

Chris Logan of Loganic Arts