When most people think of Valentine’s Day, images of stuffed animals, roses, chocolates, and candlelit dinners often come to mind. While all of these things are great, Middle Georgia has options available to break away from traditional expectations and celebrate Valentine’s Day in an unconventional way.  

Crack Up at a Comedy Show

Lighten the mood on this serious day and check out a show. On February 12, Comedian James Gregory will be in town. If you are just looking for an entertainingly good laugh, then the Grand Opera House is the place to be. The show will run from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Depending on the seating preference, tickets range from $30 and up.

Be Dazzled by The Olate Dogs

The Olate Dogs, Season 7 America's Got Talent contestant winners, are performing at the Cox Capitol Theatre on February 13 for what is sure to be a howling good time. This high-energy and invigorating act will be filled with spectacular dog tricks, humor, and human acrobatics. Doors open at 1pm. The show starts at 2 pm. Tickets range from $20-40.

Celebrate Sunday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, consider visiting one of Macon’s beautiful churches. When visiting St. Joseph’s Church, let the beautiful combination of marble and stained glass captivate you as you walk inside. Located on Poplar Street, this beautiful church is conveniently located to many downtown restaurants to enjoy after a service.

Attend a "Suffragette" Screening

The Douglas Theater is showing a movie screening called "Suffragette".  This film portrays a diverse group of women fighting for equality and the right to vote. This film is a great treat for women to come together and discuss real issues concerning women’s’ rights after the movie. The show times are from 2-4 pm, 4:30-6:30 pm and 7:30-9:30 pm.  Ticket is $5 for admission.  

Solve a Murder Mystery

Beginning on February 13, the Museum of Aviation will offer a murder mystery dinner theatre entitled, "Murder at the Juice Joint," that will transport you back to the Roaring Twenties. Take a shot at cracking the murder case while enjoying a delicious meal. Tickets for this event are $35 per person or $60 per couple. Call (478) 222-7560 for more information.

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