The Creek’s Top 5 for the Weekend…

Colorful Mardi Gras Mask with beaded background

Presented by Bushway & Waystack Attorneys at Law


Ashley Doolin

The Second Annual Mardi Gras Block Party!
When: Tuesday, February 13th 4pm-10pm
Where: Cherry St.(Downtown Macon) between 2nd and 3rd

Put on your eatin’ britches and head downtown to Cherry Street in Macon becuase Fat Tuesday is upon us!

Brought to you by the Downtown Macon Community Association, in partnership with Travis Jean Emporium and Parish on Cherry, the block party will kick off at 4pm and will go until 10pm, with kid friendly events through 7pm. A stage will be set up at Cherry and 2nd Street with live music from Barrelhouse. The alley between Travis Jean Emporium and the Lamar Lofts will be transformed into a Mardi Gras Carnival with games, face painting, a cake walk, and a feathered mask making area by the 567’s Art on a Cart! No kids? No problem…bring your four legged friend down, dress those doggies up and enter them in the Mutt Strut contest – there is a $10 entry fee that will benefit All About Animals Rescue group, who will also have adoption ready dogs ready and available to meet their new owners at the event! And it wouldn’t be Fat Tuesday without plenty of AMAZING food and drink! Parish on Cherry will have Cajun and Creole specials inside and a tent out front serving shrimp and grits and a NOLA favorite, Beignets. Their outdoor bar will also be serving up Hurricanes and mermaid water to party goers. Highland Hills Baptist Church will begin serving sweet, traditional pancakes at 5pm, and Travis Jean Emporium will be open for all of your Mardi Gras gear! Beads, plain and adorned, masks, feathered boas, hats and umbrella parasols! There will be something for everyone on this Fat Tuesday!

Charles Davis

Valentine’s Day Lovers Extravaganza feat. Musiq Soulchild
When: Friday Feb 10th 8pm
Where: Macon Centreplex
Cost: Tickets Start at $50

If you have not made plans for you and your significant other for Valentine’s Day next week, I have an great idea for you. Grammy nominated artist Musiq Soulchild, who has been making great R&B music for decades, will be performing a special pre-Valentine’s Day show on Friday. Along with Kindred and The Family Soul and Surface, this will be a night of love songs and sexy grooves. This is the perfect event to begin the lovefest to come next week.

Aaron Irons

The Grand’s Broadway Series presents: Amazing Grace
When: Saturday, February 10th 7:30pm & Sunday, February 11th 3:30pm
Where: The Grand Opera House
Cost: Tickets start at $45

It’s pretty impressive that Christopher Smith made it to Broadway on his first try.

“Coming of age as Britain sits atop an international empire of slavery, John Newton, a willful and musically talented young Englishman, finds himself torn between following in the footsteps of his father – a slave trader – or embracing the more compassionate views of his childhood sweetheart. Accompanied by his slave, Thomas, he embarks on a perilous voyage on the high seas. When that journey finds John in his darkest hour, a transformative moment of self-reckoning inspires a blazing anthem of hope that will finally guide him home. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, “Amazing Grace” is an awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song.”

Amazing Grace is a hardcore tale of redemption, and you don’t have to lean left or right to feel the pain of the players along with the power of faith. This is definitely a show you don’t want to miss!

Anthony Ennis

Pub 96 1 year Anniversary Party
When: Saturday, February 10th 3pm-2am
Where: Pub 96 – 405 Ga 96, Bonaire, Georgia 31005
Cost: Free

Come hang out this Saturday at the Pub 96 1st Anniversary Party! This is a party for the people to thank you for your support over the past year! They’re grilling food, giving away Budweiser Promos and swag, and of course, plenty of live entertainment with Jason & Bruce, The 365 Band and DJ Jim Jam! Make sure to come out and hang ALL day at Pub 96!

Brad Evans
Soul Jazz brunch at Rookery
When: Saturday, February 10th 11am-3pm
Where: The Rookery
Cost: No admission fee

Check out the brand new brunch menu at the Rookery and enjoy some great live music on the Creek Stage with Soul Jazz brunch. Greg Black and Friends are bringing their soulful sounds starting at 12. From 11-3, there is a boozy cocktail menu and a special brunch menu available in addition to the regular, daily menu. Live music brought to you by

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