Events this week Thursday July 21 to July 27, 2016

This coming week, there are a number of interesting events in and around Macon in association with the Macon Film Festival and Bragg Jam.

Macon Film Festival 2016
The Macon Film Festival occurs this week and there are many film and TV industry themed events. Image courtesy of Macon Film Commission.

Thursday July 21, the Macon Film Festival will be showing Pretty and Pink, the 1980’s John Hughes classic film staring Molly Ringwald at the Douglass Theatre at 355 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Macon. The event starts at 6 PM with an introduction and discussion followed by the film at 7:15 PM.  Tickets are available from Ticket Derby.  Andrew McCarthy, who played Blane in the film, will also be hold a Q&A before showtime.

Friday July 22, at 1 PM, the Macon Film Festival and Macon Film Commission will be hosting a “Billion Dollar Baby: Georgia Film Industry”, a panel on the thriving Georgia Film industry.  The panel will discuss how you can support and become involved with this industry in Georgia and how this industry helps the local community. Other topics to be discussed will be the film and TV tax incentives, industry jobs and the importance of events like the Macon Film Festival.

The panel will be moderated by Terrell Sandefur and the panelists will be Alison Fibben, Clark Cofer, Elliott Dunwoody, Jeffrey Stepakoff, Jeremiah Bennett, LaRonda Sutton, and Shelbia Jackson. Panelists have been drawn from local film organizations and schools as well as stakeholders in TV and film projects and firms. This event is open to the public and is free of charge with free on-street parking near the venue, the Harriet Tubman Museum at 310 Cherry Street in downtown Macon.

For more information, contact the Macon Film Festival at their headquarters located at 502 Cherry Street in Macon during the week of the festival, which is July 18-24).

Saturday, July 23, the Macon Film Festival continues with a casting workshop hosted by Cynthia Stillwell Casting who has been a casting director for such productions as Selma, Glory, Fried Green Tomatoes, Resurrection, Red Band Society, and others. The workshop will focus on finding who you are and what you need to market.

1 PM – 2 PM at the Tubman Museum lecture room

Tickets available at Ticket Derby.

Tuesday, July 26, runoff elections will be held for various municipal and state elections. If you have not early voted, this is your last chance for your vote to be heard.


Macon Progress and Macon Love bottles
Macon Beer Company now offers two popular brews, Macon Love and Macon Progress in amber bottles at Kroger. The bottle release party will add Macon Music and Macon Movies to the bottled lineup. Photo by Doug Deal

Wednesday, July 27, Macon Beer Company is hosting “Festie Besties: Bottle Release Party”. To honor two big Macon festivals, the Macon Film Festival and Bragg Jam, they will be releasing Macon Movies and Macon Music. The event is at their brewery at 345 Oglethorpe St in Macon and will run from 6-10 PM. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

All guests will receive one large 22-oz bottle of each beer and food will be available for purchase. This event will be a special Tour and Tasting event, so it will also include the 6 tasting tickets for 6 ounces samples from their taproom and a tour of the brew room that comes with all such events.

For tickets, click here.

If your club, business or organization has an event that is open to the public, let us know and we will publish it in our weekly notice of events. The event roundup is posted each Wednesday afternoon and notices should be in by the preceding Monday at close of business.



Published by Doug Deal

Founder Doug Deal is a former chemical engineer from Georgia Tech who switched careers into software development at the turning of the millennium. He has lived in Macon for nearly 12 years and started Macon Community News in 2013 with his wife Lauren. His goal in starting the newspaper was to publicize positive news because he grew tired of so much negativity driving most local coverage. He has 2 children, Sam and Isobel.