Local Events

September 25-December 12
Linda Fantuzzo – Penumbra Exhibit
Morris Museum of Art
The renowned Charleston artist displays works that feature light’s transitions to shaded area created by an object. themorris.org

November 4-14
Columbia County Fair
Columbia County Fairgrounds
The Merchants Association of Columbia County brings rides and attractions from Drew Expositions that include a midway, demolition derby, magician, aquatic acrobatic show, Jurassic Kingdom with T-Rex, Dr. Magical Balloons, Hot Glass Academy, Wardrobe of Wishes, Firefighter Show, the UGA Georgettes, master chainsaw carver, nightly concerts, agricultural and community exhibits, talent shows, petting zoo and food court. There are nightly admission specials, and children 5 and under are free. Parking also is free. columbiacountyfair.net

November 4-December 3
Sacred Heart Guild Art Exhibit
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Sacred Heart Guild artist members participate in a group show. Art reception will be held in the Great Hall 11/ 4 from 5-7 p.m. Exhibit is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through 12/3. Free. (706) 826-4700, sacredheartaugusta.org

November 11
Brass Transit
Miller Theater
The tribute artists for pop/rock group Chicago perform the band’s hits with Augusta Symphony. 7:30 p.m. $38-$89. millertheateraugusta.com

November 11-14
Is She Mad, or Does She Joke
Maxwell Theatre
Theater AUG brings to life the multi-storied possibilities in the 19th century portrait photography of the Countess de Castiglione, called many names including narcissist, spy, mistress and conspirator. Adults $5-$10, students $5, AU students free. augusta.edu/maxwelltheatre/

November 12
Southern Soul & Song
Imperial Theatre
Bluegrass group Yonder Mountain String Band performs at 7:30 p.m. $20 and up. (706) 722-8341, southernsoulandsong.org

Robert Cray Band
Miller Theater
The blues guitarist and singer performs with his band at 7:30 p.m. $35-$69. millertheateraugusta.com

I’m With the Band
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
Area contestants compete in a singing competition accompanied by Whiskey Run. Proceeds benefit patients and families served by the Burn Foundation of America. 7 p.m. $15-$25. burnfoundation.net

November 14
Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
Violinist JaVonne Jones performs pop, soft rock, gospel, R&B and country. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. (706) 724-7501, themorris.org

November 16
KICKS 99 Guitar Pull
James Brown Arena
Event lineup features Clay Walker, Carly Pearce, The Brothers Osborne, Darius Rucker, Scotty McCreery and Jon Pardi. 7:30 p.m. $42. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

Tuesday’s Music Live
Saint Paul’s Church
Featured performers are Ensemble Aubade (11/16). Noon. Concert is free. Catered lunch is available after each concert with advance lunch reservations. (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

November 17-January 3
Evans on Ice
Evans Towne Center Park
Outdoor holiday attraction features ice skating and ice skating lessons, train rides, marshmallow roasting, hot cocoa and concessions, food trucks, live acoustic music and movies in the park. Activities and hours vary. $12 weekdays, $16 weekends; group discounts available. Cost includes skate rentals. evansonice.com

November 18
Sacred Heart Holiday Market
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Open house includes gifts, holiday décor, art, floral demonstrations, culinary ideas, fashion show and more from a variety of vendors and special guests. Free admission and free gift wrap.10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. (706) 826-4700, sacredheartaugusta.org

A Birthday Tribute to Johnny Mercer
Morris Museum of Art
Author, critic and broadcaster Michael Lasser celebrates the work of the lyricist and composer with Alan Jones and Jessica Ann Best during a concert and lecture. 6-7:30 p.m. Members free; nonmembers $10. Reservations recommended. (706) 724-7501, themorris.org

November 18-28
Holiday Gingerbread Village
Augusta Museum of History
Local bakers display replicas of area historic buildings at this annual gingerbread house competition. Open for viewing 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (1-5 p.m. on Sun.) Houses available through silent auction. (706) 722-8454, augustamuseum.org

November 19
Travis Tritt
Bell Auditorium
The country music singer, songwriter and actor performs at 8 p.m. $25-$65. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

November 20
Miller Theater
Musical production of songs from the Rat Pack days includes Javon Johnson from Tyler Perry’s
“The Oval,” R&B artist Sydeajah, Mr. Gilbert Gauthier from Myrtle Beach, Curtis Von and Beverly Faulks from “Why Did I Get Married?” and JoJo Williams as Mr. Mouse. 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $38-$78. millertheateraugusta.com

November 26
Million Dollar Quartet Christmas
Bell Auditorium
Enjoy sounds of the season and the chart-toppers that made Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley famous. 8 p.m. $43-$59. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

November 26-28
The Nutcracker
Imperial Theatre
Colton Ballet celebrates its 50th anniversary with the classic holiday ballet. Various times. $17-$49. imperialtheatre.com

November 27
Magical Christmas
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
The Grammy-winning, Southern gospel Blackwood Quartet performs an original Christmas extravaganza with internationally known Elvis tribute artist Doug Church. 7 p.m. $25-$60. thecenterofcc.com

November 27-28
Christmas in the Backcountry
Living History Park, North Augusta
Learn how colonists observed Christmas in the backcountry and see demonstrations of life in the 18th century. Concessions provided by the Marine Corps League. colonialtimesus.wordpress.com

November 28
Handel’s “Messiah” Sing-In
Kiokee Baptist Church
Columbia County Orchestra presents the Christmas classic featuring orchestra and community volunteer singers from across the area. 6 p.m. Free; donations accepted. columbiacco.org

November 30
Canadian Brass Holiday Concert
Maxwell Theatre
The renowned brass quintet kicks off the holiday season with Wycliffe Gordon. 7:30 p.m. Adults $20-$40, students $5, AU students free. augusta.edu/maxwelltheatre/

December 2
Jonathan Green Book Launch Party
Morris Museum of Art
Meet the artist and be one of the first to purchase a signed copy of his latest book, Gullah Spirit: The Art of Jonathan Green. Event includes Lowcountry cuisine and libations. 6-8 p.m. Members $25; nonmembers $50. (706) 724-7501, themorris.org

3 Redneck Tenors Christmas Spec-Tac-Yule-Ar
Hardin Performing Arts Center
The Broadway and opera stars perform two shows with classic, pop and deep-fried musical fun.
4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. $44.95. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

December 3
K-LOVE Christmas Tour
Bell Auditorium
Celebrate the music of the season with contemporary Christian music artists Casting Crowns, Mac Powell, CAIN, Dante Bowe & Jordan St. Cyr. 7 p.m. $25-$101. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

December 4
Jingle Jam 10K
Evans Towne Center Park
Christmas-themed road race includes entertainment, choirs, Santa Claus and a costume contest. Runners receive jingle bells to wear to the finish line. 8 a.m. $45. A virtual race also is available Dec. 3-6. Benefits SafeHomes Domestic Violence Center. jj10K.com

December 6
Christmas for the Birds
Living History Park, North Augusta
Create decorations for birds to eat throughout the winter. Donations of apples, oranges and peanut butter are welcome, as well as food donations for dog and cats living at local pet adoptions centers. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cider and cookies will be served, and story time will be held at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30. colonialtimesus.wordpress.com

December 7
Chicago
Bell Auditorium
The Grammy-winning rock band performs at 8 p.m. $59-$99. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

December 9
A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Annual traditional English Christmas program features community leaders as readers of the nine lessons and local choirs singing a collection of carols and hymns.7:30 p.m. $25. (706) 826-4700, sacredheartaugusta.org

December 10
The Nutcracker
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
Augusta Ballet, the performing company of the Columbia County Ballet, performs the Christmas classic. 7-9 p.m. $31-$91. columbiacountyballet.com

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