Local Events

February 22
Garden City Blues Festival
Bell Auditorium
Festival features Sir Charles Jones, Calvin Richardson, Tucka and TK. 8 p.m. $62-$102. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

February 22-24
“Catch Me If You Can”
Imperial Theatre
The Augusta Players present a stage musical based on the hit film. 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $20-$48. imperialtheatre.com

February 23
Mentors
Miller Theater
Augusta Symphony performs Dvořák, Schumann and Brahms with pianist Alon Goldstein. 7:30 p.m. $22-$67. millertheateraugusta.com

February 23-24
The Battle of Aiken
Confederate Memorial Park, Aiken
Re-enactors commemorate the Battle of Aiken with soldiers, cavalry and cannons. Includes 19th-century military encampments, reproductions of medical facilities and living history presentations. Winner of the S.C. Governor’s Award for best tourist event. Food vendors available. $12 adult, $6 ages 6-12, under 5 free. battleofaiken.org

February 24
Steven Curtis Chapman
Miller Theater
The contemporary Christian music artist presents his SCC Solo Tour at 7:30 p.m. $23-$79. millertheateraugusta.com

February 28
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias
Bell Auditorium
The comedian presents his Beyond the Fluffy tour. 8 p.m. $37-$67. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

March 1
Home Free
Miller Theater
The a cappella country music group performs at 8 p.m. $39 and up. millertheateraugusta.com

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Bell Auditorium
The blues rock group performs with special guest the Marcus King Band. 8 p.m. $19-$130. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

March 1-2
Ed Turner and Number 9
The band presents its Rock and Soul Revue that features hits from the Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Marshall Tucker, CCR, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Otis Redding and more. 7:30 p.m. $20-$50. imperialtheatre.com

March 2
CSRA Food & Wine Festival
Meybohm Building (Plaza)
Festival features food tastings from local restaurants and more than 200 wines from around the world. Includes live jazz music with Karen Gordon and silent auction. 1-4 p.m. $50 in advance, $55 at door. Must be at least 21. Tickets available at Cork & Flame or eventbrite.com

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

Heart and Sole 5K Run/Walk
Children’s Hospital of Georgia
Packet pickup 7-9 a.m., race begins 9 a.m. $25; age 10 and under are free. Adult evening celebration at Sacred Heart Cultural Center features food, beverages and live music by Papa Sol. 7-11 p.m. $60. Must be 21 or older. Benefits the Children’s Hospital. heartandsoleinc.org

Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Carole King tribute artist Suzanne O. Davis performs hits from King’s “Tapestry” album. 7:30 p.m. $39.75. Pre-show dinner also available; reservations required. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

Love & Laughter Date Night
First Baptist Church of Augusta
Event includes a buffet dinner and entertainment by musical artist Dan Bremnes and comedy duo Bean & Bailey. 6:30 p.m. $80 per couple. wafj.com

Fat Saturday Pubcrawl
Downtown Augusta
Benefit for Greater Augusta Arts Council features a passport that includes drink specials and cover to participating bars and restaurants. Free T-shirt for first 500; completed passports eligible for prize drawings. 8-11 p.m. Passports $10. augustaarts.com

March 3
Empty Bowl 2018
The Legends Club
Fundraiser features handcrafted ceramic bowls by students and a buffet of soups, breads, desserts and drinks. Includes raffle and silent auction. Benefits Golden Harvest Food Bank and Augusta Jewish Community Center. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults $25 in advance, $30 at door; ages 2-10 $10 in advance, $15 at door; children under 2 free. emptybowlcsra.org

March 5, 19
Tuesday’s Music Live
Saint Paul’s Church
Featured performers are Eryn Eubanks and the Family Fold (3/5) and Carolina Pro Musica (3/19). 12:30 p.m. Free. Lunch is available after each concert for $12; advance lunch reservations required. (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

March 7
Artist Opening Reception
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Artists Betty Perry and Susan Sundahl Ryan exhibit their works. Reception 5-7 p.m. Works remain on display through April 30. sacredheartaugusta.org

Michael Grandinetti
Miller Theater
The illusionist performs with music from the Augusta Symphony. 7:30 p.m. $36-$100. millertheateraugusta.com

March 7, 14, 21, 28
Columbia County Farmers Market
Evans Towne Center Park
Market includes food trucks, beverage tent, live entertainment, food stands, local artisans and Kids’ Fun Zone. 4-8 p.m. evanstownecenterpark.com

March 8
For King & Country
Bell Auditorium
The contemporary Christian music group presents its Burn the Ships World Tour. 7 p.m. $20-$67. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

March 8-15
Joye in Aiken
Aiken
Eight-day event features music, acting and dance performance by artists from the Juilliard School. Locations, cost and times vary. joyeinaiken.com

March 9
Symphony of Kitchens Tour
Various local homes
The Augusta Symphony Guild presents self-guided kitchen tours of area homes. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $25. augustasymphonyguild.com

5K Run through the Woods
Mistletoe State Park
Course covers hilly trails through the park. Awards given to top male and female runner for over 18 and under 18. Call to register. Check-in 8 a.m., race 9-11 a.m. $20, plus $5 parking. (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org

Celtic Woman
Bell Auditorium
The Irish musical group presents its Ancient Land Tour. 8 p.m. $65-$76. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

Roast on the River
Savannah Riverkeeper Headquarters
Fundraising event features Bluffton oysters, Lowcountry boil, live music, craft beer, wine and prizes. 6 p.m. $35 and up. Drink cups $20. savannahriverkeeper.org 

Cookin’ For Kids Oyster Roast
Daniel Field Airport
Fundraiser features fresh steamed and roasted oysters, non-seafood entrees and sides, desserts, beer, wine, live auction, raffle and live music. Benefits local child victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation. 6-10 p.m. $50. childenrichment.org 

St. Patrick’s Day 5K & Fun Run
Fort Gordon
Course is partially off-road and considered a trail run. Begins at Fort Gordon Dog Park off Brainard Avenue. Athlete check-in begins 7:30 a.m.; run begins 9 a.m. Open to public. fortgordonrunseries.com

Heart Walk
North Augusta Greeneway
Event includes 5K non-competitive walk and Kid Zone activities. Strollers and leashed dogs allowed. Opening ceremonies 8 a.m., walk begins 9 a.m. csraheartwalk.org

March 10
Bonne Santé
Pine Knoll Farms
Fundraiser features signature dishes and cocktails, craft beer, wine, gourmet coffee and desserts from local restaurants. Includes musical entertainment, guest speakers, live and silent auctions. Benefits the National Kidney Foundation. 2-5 p.m. $100 person, $700 for table of eight. kidneyga.org

March 10-11
Corned Beef Fundraiser
Adas Yeshurun Synagogue
Dine-in or take-out meal includes hand-sliced kosher corned beef sandwich on rye, chips, cookie, kosher dill pickle and drink. $13. Free delivery 3/11 for 10 or more orders to same location. cornedbeefaugusta.com

March 13
RAIN
Miller Theater
The Beatles tribute band performs at 8 p.m. $39-$80. millertheateraugusta.com

March 14
Music for Memories
Miller Theater
Country music artist Kane Brown headlines the concert that benefits the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care. Special guests include Seaforth and Jacob Woods. 8:30 p.m. $45 and $75. millertheateraugusta.com

The Sound of Music
Bell Auditorium
Networks Presentations introduces a new production of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical. $60-$81. 7:30 p.m. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

March 15
Todd Oliver & Friends
Hardin Performing Arts Center
The nationally known comedian performs his show with canine friends. Young illusionist Colin Eleazer, “That Magic Kid,” will open the show. 7:30 p.m. $29.50 for adults and $19.50 for children under age 15. Pre-show dinner also available; reservations required. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

KC and the Sunshine Band
Bell Auditorium
The R&B/funk band performs its greatest hits. 7:30 p.m. $39-$79. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

March 15-17
St. Patrick’s Weekend Geocache Challenge
Mistletoe State Park
Find five geocaches hidden throughout the park and win prizes. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Redeem clues at park office. $5, plus $5 parking. (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org

March 16
Little River Band
Miller Theater
The rock band performs with the Augusta Symphony at 7:30 p.m. $45-$95. millertheateraugusta.com

March 16, 23, 30
Aiken Triple Crown
Aiken Horse Park
Three weekends of equestrian showmanship include the Trials (3/16), Steeplechase (3/23) and Pacers and Polo (3/30). visitaikensc.com

March 18
Civil War Round Table of Augusta
Snelling Center
Guest speaker Don Doyle, PhD, McCausland professor of history at the Univ. of SC presents “How the Civil War Changed the World” from his new book, The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War. $23; includes dinner. Cash bar opens 5 p.m., buffet line opens 5:15 p.m., speaker begins 6 p.m. (706) 736-2909, civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com

March 21
Winter Jam 2019
James Brown Arena
Headliners at Christian music’s largest annual tour include Newsboys United, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Rend Collective, Ledger, NewSong, Hollyn and more.7 p.m. $15 donation requested at the door. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

March 21-23
“Beauty and the Beast”
Westminster Upper School Gym
The Fine Arts Department at Westminster Schools presents the classic musical of Belle, the Beast, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts and more. 7 p.m. Pricing and tickets available at wsa.net/musical

March 22
The Price is Right Live
Bell Auditorium
The interactive stage show gives audience members a chance to “Come on Down” to win prizes. 8 p.m. $41-$52. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

March 23
Paddle into Spring
Mistletoe State Park
Join the naturalist for a paddle along the creeks and shoreline at Mistletoe. Kayaks and canoes available. For adults and children 7 years and older. Limited space; registration required. 2-4 p.m. $15, plus $5 parking. (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org 

Trillium Trek
Greystone Preserve
Join the Central Savannah River Land Trust on a guided hike through the preserve in search of wildflowers and the rare Relict Trillium, an endangered flower species. 10 a.m.-noon. Free for Land Trust members; $10 for non-members. csrlt.org

Tragedy & Triumph
Miller Theater
The Augusta Symphony performs Strauss’ Death & Transfiguration, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 with concertmaster Anastasia Petrunina on violin. 7:30 p.m. $22-$67. augustasymphony.com

March 24
“Peter & the Wolf”
Hardin Performing Arts Center
The Augusta Symphony performs Prokofiev’s symphonic fairytale with characters depicted by different instruments. 4 p.m. $10-$30. augustasymphony.com

March 29
Spring Classics Concert
Kiokee Baptist Church
The Columbia County Orchestra presents Mendelssohn’s Elijah Symphonic Suite with guest conductor Dr. Martin Jones and choirs and singers from the area. 7 p.m. Free; donations accepted. columbiacco.org

The Everly Brothers Experience
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Tribute artists The Zmed Brothers perform hits from The Everly Brothers. 7:30 p.m. $37.50. Pre-show dinner also available; reservations required. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

The Roar of Love
Bell Auditorium
Columbia County Ballet performs its annual custom ballet based upon the C.S. Lewis children’s classic. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. (706) 860-1852, columbiacountyballet.com

Legends of Hip Hop
James Brown Arena
Featured artists include Juvenile, Scarface, Too Short, DJ Quik, 8Ball & MJG, Bun B and Pastor Troy. 8 p.m. $55-$102. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

Brew Ha-Ha
Miller Theater
Comedy and craft beer evening begins with an outdoor beer festival followed by comedy shows inside with Ryan Van Genderen, Shaun Jones and Schrodinger’s Cat. 5-10 p.m. $20. millertheateraugusta.com

March 31
Augusta Youth Chorale Concert
Brandon Wilde
The Augusta Youth Chorale, led by music director Dr. Stanley Pylant, performs at 5 p.m. Free. (706) 210-9090, christchurchpres.org

Sesame Street Live
Bell Auditorium
New, interactive Let’s Party! show includes Muppet, Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby and Oscar. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. $22-$52. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

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