What’s good this weekend?
The last First Friday of 2011 is today. You want to do it in style, right?
Start out at Believe, an Opening Reception at the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance. Featuring the work of Nancy Butler, Malina Bisanti-Wall, Lauren Bausch, Alicia Bailey David & Hilda Tidwell, these artists will make a believer, and maybe a buyer, out of you! From 5pm -8pm at The Gallery on First Street.
From there, grab yourself a meal, check out Taste of Christmas for the 2nd and Poplar Street vendors, go to the Contemporary Arts Exchange, but don’t wear our your feet because you’re definitely going to need them for all of the great entertainment tonight and tomorrow.
Funky First Friday featuring Roger Riddle at Roasted Cafe is sure to be a good time! At 8m, a warm-up set by clarkafterdark will get the night started. The man, the myth, the legend, Roger Riddle will have you dancing until the wee hours, and even though I know you’ll be there for the music, you have to check out the ridiculously good prices for beer, wine, and food. If you’re into it, try out the heated patio hookah lounge. It should be a blast.
Let’s say you’ve given the DJ a try and now you’re ready for some female voiced jam band-esque music. Head to the Rookery for Old You. What if you’re ready for some live action Eagles music? Check out the Ill-Eagles at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom. Just want to dance? Check out Bottom’s Up, Element, Envy, or Asylum.
The music doesn’t stop on Friday. Saturday night you can catch the the last Theblueindian.com Presents show of 2011 at the 567. The Alec Stanley Seven reunite, Oh Dorian has a new cassette - yes, cassette - out (but don’t worry, there’s a digital download), plus Scouts and Last Year’s Men. It’s sure to be a good one!
When you leave the 567, head on over to Roasted for Charleston favorites and Macon’s darling gypsy rock band Megan Jean & the KFB with Kentucky natives The Bloodroots Barter, playing the hell out of some bluegrass.
The Hummingbird will have The Scott Little Band bringing their Haggard & Parsons influenced song for those ready to get down. As always, there is plenty of dancing to be had on Cherry Street, MLK Jr. Blvd, and Plum, so enjoy this phenomenal weekend.