Local Events

January 25-February 24
Mindreader
The Ivory Box Theatre
Enopion Theatre Company presents the film set in the early 1970s about an up-and-coming mentalist who apparently can read minds. A prestigious magician’s association is baffled and wants to shut his show down. 14 showings. $7-$12. Family friendly. The Ivory Box is only place in Georgia to see the film on the big screen. enopion.com

February 2
My Fair Lady
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
Broadway in Columbia County presents the musical about Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins. 7:30 p.m. thecenterofcc.com

Queens of Soul
Miller Theater
Powerful songstresses join Augusta Symphony to perform hits from Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, Alicia Keys and Whitney Houston. 7:30 p.m. $39-$91. millertheateraugusta.com

Riverdance
Bell Auditorium
The Irish and international dance company performs its 25th Anniversary Show. 7:30 p.m. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

February 3
Films on Friday
Morris Museum of Art
Featured film is comedy-drama Nashville (1975), starring David Arkin, Ned Beatty, Shelley Duvall, Jeff Goldblum and Lily Tomlin. Noon. Free. themorris.org

Evans Opry
Hardin Auditorium
The Malpass Brothers and Teena Goans perform at 7:30 p.m. $48.95. augustaamusements.com

February 3-5
Aiken Antique Show
Aiken Center for the Arts
Show and sale features antique furniture, paintings, lighting, jewelry, rugs and vintage pieces for gardens. $15. aikenantiqueshow.com

February 4
Rut Rogue 40s
Plum Branch
Navigate rocks, roots, bridges, logs, water crossings and rolling terrain on the Wine, Modoc and Turkey Creek trails. Event features 40-mile, 40K and 50K races. Open to individual runners and relay teams. 7:30 a.m. ultrasignup.com

Ryan Abel & Friends
Imperial Theatre
The musicians present The Next Waltz, honoring The Last Waltz selections from the final concert by the original members of The Band. Show opens with The SureFires, and Greg Hester & the Street Choir will perform a 60-minute set of Van Morrison classics. 7:30 p.m. $20-$50. imperialtheatre.com

Monster Truck Nitro Tour
James Brown Arena
See 10,000-pound giant trucks compete in racing, wheelie contests and freestyle action. Guests can meet drivers and see trucks up close at a pre-event Autograph Pit Party. Noon and 6 p.m. augustaamusements.com

February 9
Rodney Carrington
Bell Auditorium
The comedian, actor and country music artist performs his 2023 Rodney Carrington Comedy Tour at 7 p.m. $49 and up. For mature audiences only. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

February 10
Southern Soul and Song Series
Imperial Theatre
Country and rockabilly music legend Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives perform at 7:30 p.m. imperialtheatre.com

Rickey Smiley & Friends
Miller Theater
The “clean” comedian, TV host, actor and radio personality performs his Valentine’s Day Weekend Celebration at 8 p.m. $55 to $75. millertheateraugusta.com

CSRA Heart Ball
Augusta Marriott
Fundraiser for the American Heart Association features a social reception, silent and live auctions, program and more. 6:30-10:30 p.m. csraheartball.heart.org

February 11
Swamp Saturday Family Guided Hikes
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Take a guided 2.5-mile hike through nature park trails and learn about plants and wildlife. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water to drink. No pets. Limited space; registration required. 9-11 a.m. $5 per person. phinizycenter.org

Tony Howard’s Motown & Elvis Revue
Bell Auditorium
The Vegas-style Motown show features hits from the Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Bruno Mars, Tina Turner and a special tribute to Elvis. 7 p.m. $20 and up. A portion of the proceeds benefits SafeHomes of Augusta. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

February 18
Tchaikovsky & Percussion Fireworks
Miller Theater
Augusta Symphony presents selections from Tchaikovsky and Wagner, plus “soniChroma” with percussion artists Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious. 7:30 p.m. millertheateraugusta.com

Whiskey Myers
James Brown Arena
The Southern rock/country group performs with special guests Rival Sons and The Weathered Souls. 7 p.m. $39 and up. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

The Highwaymen
Hardin Auditorium
The tribute artists perform hits of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. augustaamusements.com

February 19
Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
Catalpa combines traditional Indian ragas and Middle Eastern scales with hints of Latin, Celtic, European classical, jazz and American folk. 2-3 p.m. Free. themorris.org

February 22-23
Bullets & Bandaids Art Exhibit
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
A touring art and storytelling experience, Bullets and Bandaids Volume 4 “The Next Step” tour matches veterans with writers and artists to tell their stories through original collaborative artwork. 5-9 p.m. $10. sacredheartaugusta.org

February 24-26
The Battle of Aiken
Confederate Memorial Park, Aiken
Reenactors commemorate the Battle of Aiken with soldiers, cavalry and cannons. Includes 19th-century military encampments, reproductions of medical facilities and living history presentations. battleofaiken.com

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Imperial Theatre
Augusta Players present the musical of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colors. Various times. imperialtheatre.com

February 25
Augusta Half Marathon/10K/5K
Downtown Augusta
Runners start the loop course at Augusta Common, head into midtown, go along the Canal Trail and cross the finish line back at Augusta Common. augustahalf.org

Beethoven Series
Kiokee Baptist Church, Appling
Columbia County Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Augusta University music professor Dr. Martin Jones and Symphony No. 6 (The Pastorale). 2 p.m. Free; donations will be accepted. columbiacco.org

Love and Laughter Date Night
First Baptist Church of Augusta
Evening for married or engaged couples includes dinner and entertainment from artist Steven Stanley and comedian Marty Simpson. Buffet dinner 5:45 p.m., show begins 7 p.m. wafj.com

Leanne Morgan
Bell Auditorium
The standup comedian performs her Just Getting Started Tour at 7 p.m. $29 and up. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

February 28
Jill Scott
Bell Auditorium
The three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter performs her 23rd Anniversary Tour at 7:30 p.m. $45 and up. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

March 2
Artist Opening Reception
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Artists Atti Knox and Tricia Mayers display their works. Reception 4-6 p.m. in the Great Hall. Free. Works will remain on display in the Art Hall 3/3-4/28. sacredheartaugusta.org

Matthew West
Millbrook Baptist Church, Aiken
The contemporary Christian music artist shares songs and stories during his My Story Your Glory Tour. 7 p.m. wafj.com

Dance to the Movies
Miller Theater
Dancers from “Dancing With The Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” recreate memorable moments from movies like Grease, Singin’ In The Rain and Moulin Rouge as Augusta Symphony performs the music. 7:30 p.m. millertheateraugusta.com

March 3-10, June 22-25
Joye in Aiken
Various venues
Performing arts festival features musicians, dancers and actors primarily from The Juilliard School with six performances in March and two in June. Costs and venues vary. joyeinaiken.com

March 4
Hairball
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
The 1980s rock ’n’ roll tribute artists perform hits from Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, Aerosmith and more with special guest Derrick Dove & The Peacekeepers. 6:30 p.m. thecenterofcc.com

Hardy
Bell Auditorium
The country music singer-songwriter performs the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour with Jameson Rodgers and Blame My Youth. 7:45 p.m. $54 and up. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

Good Shot Judy
Hardin Auditorium
The band performs classic vocal jazz entertainment from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Count Basie and more. 7:30 p.m. augustaamusements.com

CloZet Confession
Imperial Theatre
The spiritually based touring dramedy addresses domestic violence, bullying, human trafficking, mental illness, gun violence, suicide and other issues of today. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $35-$40. imperialtheatre.com

March 9
Jesus Christ Superstar
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
A new stage production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical marks the original show’s 50th Anniversary. 7:30 p.m. $45-$85 and up. thecenterofcc.com

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