Local Events

September 21, 28
Moonlight Music Cruise
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
Music includes Americana bluegrass, gospel, Celtic and classic country with Eryn Eubanks and the Family Fold (9/7), eclectic and Americana with Wayne Capps (9/14), originals and covers with the Vicky Grady Band (9/21) and ’50s,’60s and ’70s classics with Roger Enevoldsen on acoustic guitar and harmonica (9/28). Bring snacks and beverages. 6:30-8 p.m. $23-$25; reservations required. (706) 823-0440, augustacanal.com

September 25
Tuesday’s Music Live
Saint Paul’s Church
The EStrella Piano Duo kicks off the program’s new season. Noon-12:30 p.m. Free. Lunch is available after the concert for $12; advance lunch reservations required. (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

September 26
An Evening with A.J. Croce
Hardin Performing Arts Center
The multi-instrumentalist and songwriter performs a concert that’s part New Orleans, part juke joint and part soul. 7:30 p.m. $39.50. Pre-show dinner also available; reservations required. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

September 28
AugustaSymphony: Obsession
Miller Theater
The symphony and special guest pianist Jan Lisiecki perform selections from Daugherty, Rachmaninoff and Berlioz. 7:30 p.m. $22-$67. augustasymphony.com

Travis Tritt
Bell Auditorium
The country star and Georgia native performs with his full band. 8 p.m. $29-$49. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com 

September 28-30
“Anything Goes”
Imperial Theatre
The Augusta Players present Cole Porter’s classic comedy that sails out to sea. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $20-$48. imperialtheatre.com

September 29
Underwater Cleanup Dive
Thurmond Dam
Volunteer scuba divers, kayakers and landlubbers are invited to help collect debris at Clarks Hill Lake as part of National Public Lands Day. Free picnic follows. Participants receive a free T-shirt (while supplies last) and a one-day pass for free admission to any federal park site. Check in at the group shelter (384 Power Plant Road, Clarks Hill, South Carolina 29821). Wear appropriate clothing, bring plenty of water and arrive a few minutes early for check-in and safety briefing. 8 a.m.-noon. projectaware.org

Mega Yard Sale
Wesley United Methodist Church
Sale includes furniture, clothes, books, household items, toys and more. All proceeds benefit local and foreign missions. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 825 North Belair Road, Evans. (706) 869-0888, wesleyumc.net

Augusta University Golf Tournament
Bartram Trail
Annual fundraiser benefits prostate cancer research. Registration/lunch begins 11:30 a.m., shotgun start 1 p.m. $100/single player, $550/team; includes cart, range balls, lunch and goody bags. (706) 721-2519

October 3
Paul Thorn & Blind Boys of Alabama
Miller Theater
The musicians perform at 8 p.m. $29-$48. millertheateraugusta.com

October 4-7
Disney on Ice – Worlds of Enchantment
James Brown Arena
Disney characters like Lightning McQueen, Buzz Lightyear, Ariel and others come to life on the ice. Times vary. $15 and up. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

October 5
Luke Bryan Farm Tour
North Augusta
The country music star raises college scholarship funds for students from agricultural families at his 10th annual Farm Tour. Misty Morning Farms. 6 p.m. Tickets, $51-$175; parking $5-$20. lukebryan.com

Films on Friday
Morris Museum of Art
Featured film is The Great Santini (1979) starring Robert Duvall. Noon. Free. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. themorris.org

October 5-8
Library Book Sale
Columbia County Library
Sale includes fiction and non-fiction books. Fri., Sat. and Mon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 2-5 p.m. Library foyer, Evans branch.

October 5, 12, 19, 26
Moonlight Music Cruise
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
Music includes smooth jazz with saxophonist Fred Williams (10/5); classic rock with Double “D” (10/12); folk, indie and classic rock with Angela Easterling (10/19); and folk, bluegrass and Americana from The Henry’s (10/26). Bring snacks and beverages. 6-7:30 p.m. $23-$25; reservations required. (706) 823-0440, augustacanal.com

October 6
FireK FiveK
Evans Towne Center Park
Run benefits firefighters and their family members who are battling cancer. Post-race activities include a live DJ, inflatables for kids, face painting, displays of firefighting apparatuses, refreshments and more. Check-in 7:30 a.m.; race 9 a.m. $30-$85. firekfivek.com

POPWalk
First Baptist Church of Augusta
People of Parkinson’s fundraising walk includes exercises, entertainment, refreshments, children’s activities and raffle. Registration 9 a.m., walk 10 a.m., raffle 11 a.m. Walk is free; donations accepted. (706) 364-1662, POPWalk.org

Swamp Saturday Hike
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Take a guided 2.5-mile hike through the park’s nature trails. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water to drink. No pets. Limited space; registration required. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $2; free for Friends of Phinizy and children age 3 and under. (706) 396-1426, phinizycenter.org

Buddy Walk
Augusta University Summerville Campus
Annual walk raises awareness and funds for the support and acceptance of those with Down syndrome. (803) 648-1652, upsideofdownsinc.com 

October 7
Active.Alive: Augusta
Augusta Commons
Family friendly festival promotes healthy, active lifestyles and promotes bicycle, motorcycle and pedestrian safety. Includes bike rally, walk, motorcycle ride, exhibits, food vendors and other activities. 1-4 p.m. Free. activealive.org

Swanee Quintet
Bell Auditorium
The gospel group presents its 79th Anniversary Gospel and Comedy Show. 4:30 p.m. $13-$35. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

October 8
Fall Classics Concert
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Columbia County Orchestra performs the music of Grainger, Handel, Reed and Wagner during “Musical Smorgasbord.” 7 p.m. Free; donations accepted. columbiacco.org

October 9
Buddy Guy
Bell Auditorium
The blues musician performs with special guest Quinn Sullivan. 7:30 p.m. $46-$78. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

October 9, 23
Tuesday’s Music Live
Saint Paul’s Church
Featured performers are David Lisker and Ronald Rolim (10/9) and Ensemble Chaconne (10/23). 12:30 p.m. Free. Lunch is available after each concert for $12; advance lunch reservations required. (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com 

October 10
Brown Bag History Series
Augusta Museum of History
Guest speaker Scott Anderson, Cyber School historian, discusses “Camp Gordon and the Signal Corp: Their Impact on the River Region.” Bring a lunch. 12:30 p.m. $3 non-members. (706) 722-8454, augustamuseum.org

Maxwell
Bell Auditorium
The soul singer performs his 50 Intimate Nights Live tour. 8 p.m. $50-$126. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

October 12
The British Invasion Years
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Tribute band presents three concerts in one: classic songs by iconic ’60s British groups, American band follow-up and a Beatles music finale. 7:30 p.m. $39.50. Pre-show dinner also is available at 6:30 p.m.; reservations required. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

Southern Soul and Song Series
Imperial Theatre
Del McCoury, the Travelin’ McCourys, the Gibson Brothers and Sierra Hull perform. 7:30 p.m. $15 and up. (706) 722-8341, southernsoulandsong.org

Light the Night
Evans Towne Center Park
Fundraiser for blood cancer patients includes a 2-mile walk, live entertainment, kid zone and fireworks. Registration 6 p.m., walk begins at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks follow about 8:30 p.m. lightthenight.org

October 15
Civil War Roundtable Augusta
Snelling Center
Guest speaker James I. “Bud” Robertson, author and alumni distinguished professor emeritus at Virginia Tech, presents “How the Civil War Still Lives.”6 p.m. $23, includes dinner. (706) 736-2909, civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com

October 16
George Thorogood & The Destroyers
The blues rocker presents his Rock Party Tour 2018 with special guest Logan Brill. 8 p.m. $59-$75. millertheateraugusta.com

October 18
Fall Harvest Dinner
Living History Park
Colonial evening features music, colonial dance, songs, merriment and dinner of cheese, breads, stews, pumpkins, harvest root vegetables, fish, fowl, sweets, wine, ale and barley water. Includes stories and conversation with General and Mrs. Washington and Dr. and Mrs. Franklin. 6:30 p.m. $50. Indoor and outdoor seating available; reservations required. (803) 215-0837, colonialtimes.us

Hotel California
Miller Theater
The 5-piece band performs a tribute to The Eagles with Augusta Symphony. 7:30 p.m. $36-$100. augustasymphony.com

Passion Worship Night 2018
Millbrook Baptist Church
Event for collegiate-age young people 18-25 features Passion, Louie Giglo and Travis Greene. 7 p.m. $20-$40. wafj.com

October 19
The Art of Chocolate
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel
Fundraiser for abused and neglected children includes cocktail party, catering, chocolate dessert stations, silent auction, raffle, live music and open bar. 7-11 p.m. $75. Black tie optional. (706) 737-4631, childenrichment.org

October 20
Art in the Park
Library Amphitheater
Local visual and performing artists demonstrate their talents throughout the day. Includes artists’ market, stage performances, sidewalk chalk competition and children’s activities. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. columbiacountyarts.org

Too Marvelous for Words
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Nat King Cole tribute artist Keith David performs Cole’s hits along with a full jazz group and Augusta Amusements Strings. 7:30 p.m. $42.50. Pre-show dinner also is available at 6:30 p.m.; reservations required. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

Harlem Ladies’ Night Out
Downtown Harlem
Ladies are invited to stroll through downtown shops and sample appetizers and drinks. 5-8 p.m. Free concert by Jason White begins at 8 p.m. See Harlem Merchant’s Association Facebook page for details.

Corey Smith
Miller Theater
The country, rock and folk musician performs at 8 p.m. $25-$35. millertheateraugusta.com 

Bow-Wow & Meow Luau
St. Teresa of Avila Church
Animal rescue fundraiser features live entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, live and silent auctions and vendor marketplace. 6-9 p.m. $25/single, $40/pair. (706) 863-2067, pawprintsfoundation.org

Trail Life Golf Tournament
Mt. Vintage Golf Club
Fundraiser for equipment and scholarships for Evans Troop 413 includes greens fees, cart, range balls, hamburger buffet, longest drive contest and closet to the pin challenge. $80 per player; $300 per team. Check in 11 a.m., shotgun start 1 p.m. (706) 373-8912

October 21
Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
Rob Foster and Amos Hoffman perform jazz selections on flute and guitar. 2 p.m. Free. themorris.org

Jonny Lang
Miller Theater
The modern R&B and gospel musician performs at 8 p.m. $35-$54. millertheateraugusta.com

October 23
Blues Traveler
Miller Theater
The blues-rock quartet performs at 8 p.m. $25-$45. millertheateraugusta.com

October 25
Bash on the Banks
River Island Clubhouse
Oyster roast on the river raises funds to protect local rivers, forests, fields, wetlands and greenspaces. Includes steamed oysters, classic Southern food, live music, raffle and live auction. Casual attire; must be 21 or older. 6-9 p.m. $75. Cash bar. csrlt.org

October 26
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Miller Theater
The country music artist performs at 8 p.m. $49-$75. millertheateraugusta.com 

October 27
Steve Martin & Martin Short
Bell Auditorium
The comedians present “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life” with special guests The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. 8 p.m. $79-$200. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

October 31
An Evening with Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen
Miller Theater
The Americana musicians perform at 8 p.m. $50-$98. millertheateraugusta.com

November 1
Dickey Betts Band
Bell Auditorium
The Allman Brothers Band guitarist performs hits from the Allman Brothers with special guest the Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts. 8 p.m. $48-$88.

November 2
Bee Gees Gold
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Tribute artists perform the music of the Bee Gees. 7:30 p.m. $39.50. Pre-show dinner also available; reservations required. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

TOTO
Miller Theater
The soft rock band performs at 8 p.m. $49-$220. millertheateraugusta.com 

November 3
Art After Dark
Hardin Performing Arts Center
The signature event for the Artists’ Guild of Columbia County features local artists showcasing and selling works that include watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography, pottery, fiber arts, jewelry and mixed media. Additional activities include live music and a silent auction. Free admission and hors d’oeuvres; cash bar. 7-10 p.m. artistguildcc.org

TobyMac & Diverse City
Miller Theater
The Christian music rapper performs with special guest Ryan Stevenson. 7 p.m. $32-$102. wafj.com

November 4
Tom Segura
Miller Theater
The stand-up comedian and actor/writer performs at 8 p.m. $39-$65. millertheateraugusta.com

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