Local Events

January 19-25
Augusta Futurity
James Brown Arena
The largest cutting horse event east of the Mississippi includes cutting competition, championship bull riding, a free family funfest, country dancing auction and western-themed vendors. augustafuturity.com

January 25
Resolution Run 5K
Savannah Rapids Pavilion
Fundraiser benefits Christ Church Health Clinic, which provides free health screenings including blood glucose, HIV testing and basic vital signs and physical assessment. $25. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. runsignup.com 

Miller Theater
Dru Hill, Silk and Ginuwine perform at 8 p.m. $66-$110. millertheateraugusta.com

January 26
Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
Augusta native Will McCranie plays pop and rock music with a Southern sensibility. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. themorris.org

January 28
Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society Concert
Maxwell Theatre
The Minguet Quartett, with Andreas Klein on piano, performs at 7:30 p.m. (706) 951-6877. hjcms.org

January 28-29
“The Greatest Love of All”
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Whitney Houston tribute artist Belinda Davids performs with a six-piece band and dancers. 7:30 p.m. $44.95. Pre-show dinner also available; reservations required. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

January 30
Winter Nocturne
The Etherredge Center
World-renowned pianists and recording artists Pascal and Ami Rogé perform selections from their upcoming recording of the music of French musicians Les Six to help celebrate USC Aiken’s new designation as an All-Steinway School. 7 p.m. $25; students are free. (803) 641-3305, usca.edu/etherredge-center

January 31
Jeanne Robertson
Miller Theater
The humorist and motivational speaker performs at 7:30 p.m. $22.50-$95. millertheateraugusta.com

January 31-February 2
Aiken Antique Show
Aiken Center for the Arts
Show and sale features antique silver, porcelain, crystal, jewelry, furniture, fine linens, rugs and more.10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sun. visitaikensc.com

January 31-February 3
Library Book Sale
Columbia County Library
The Friends of Columbia County Library book sale includes fiction and non-fiction books for adults, as well as books for young adults and children. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat. and Mon. and 2-5 p.m. Sun. Library foyer, Evans branch.

February 1
Rut Rogue 40s
Plum Branch
Navigate rocks, roots, bridges, logs, water crossings and rolling terrain on the Wine, Modoc and Turkey Creek trails in 40-mile, 40K and 50K races. Open to individual runners and relay teams. 7:30 a.m. $60 and up. ultrasignup.com 

Venomous Snakes of Georgia
Mistletoe State Park, Appling
Learn about the six venomous snakes in the state and see/touch non-venomous snakes. $3 plus $5 per car park pass ($3.75 for military). Ages 3 and under are free. Nature Center. (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org 

Black Jacket Symphony
Miller Theater
The rock tribute band presents Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy.” 8 p.m. $30-$35. millertheateraugusta.com 

Monster X Tour
James Brown Arena
Watch 10,000-pound, car crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests and freestyle action. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

February 2
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. phinizycenter.org

February 4, 18
Tuesday’s Music Live
Saint Paul’s Church
Featured performers are Carol James, marimba and Jeff Bussey, percussion (2/4) and the Svyati Duo on cello and organ (2/18). 12:30 p.m. Free. Lunch is available after each concert for $12; advance lunch reservations required. tuesdaysmusiclive.com

February 6
Ron White
Miller Theater
The standup comedian performs at 8 p.m. $59-$249. millertheateraugusta.com

February 7
Films on Friday
Morris Museum of Art
Featured film is the screwball comedy, The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944), starring Eddie Bracken and Betty Hutton. Noon. Screening is followed by a discussion. Admission and refreshments are free. themorris.org

One Night in Memphis
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Show commemorates the evening Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash performed an impromptu jam session at the Sun Studios in Memphis. 7:30 p.m. $44.95. Pre-show dinner also available for $25; reservations required. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

Heart Ball
Augusta Marriot Ballroom
Black-tie fundraiser for the American Heart Association features a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., seated dinner at 8 p.m., live auction and dessert at 8:45 p.m. and dancing to a live band after the auction. csraheartball.heart.org 

Free Mountain Dulcimer Concert 
Kroc Center
Garden City Strummers presents a concert with folk musician and Mountain Dulcimer Champion, Joe Collins. 7 p.m. Free. jcdulcimer.com

February 8
Tony Howard’s Motown Review
Imperial Theatre
Show celebrates the music of the Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Lionel Ritchie, The Stylistics, Elvis and Michael Jackson. 7 p.m. $12-$50. imperialtheatre.com

February 13
The Music of Billy Joel
Miller Theater
Tribute artist Michael Cavanaugh and his band perform the hits of the Piano Man with Augusta Symphony. 7:30 p.m. $38-$100. augustasymphony.com

February 14
Three Dog Night
Miller Theater
The pop rock group performs at 7:30 p.m. $51-$100. millertheateraugusta.com 

Southern Soul and Song Series
Imperial Theatre
Bluegrass artist Rhonda Vincent and her band, the Rage, perform with special guest Nu-Blu. 7:30 p.m. $15 and up. (706) 722-8341, southernsoulandsong.org

February 21-23
“Mama Mia”
Imperial Theatre
Augusta Players present the musical that features ABBA’s songs. 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. $22-$49. imperialtheatre.com

February 22
Miller Theater
Augusta Symphony presents pianist Misha Dichter, performing Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor; and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. $22-$69. augustasymphony.com

February 22-23
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. $15 adult, $10 ages 13-18, $5 ages 5-12, under 5 free. battleofaiken.org

February 23
Musical Fairy Tales
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Augusta Symphony’s Family Concerts at Columbia County series includes L’Histoire de Babar with a narrator and the orchestra telling the story of the little elephant. 4 p.m. $30 adults, $10 children and students. augustasymphony.com 

Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
Ludmila Peterková, Czech clarinetist and founding member of Prague Philharmonia, performs from 2-3 p.m. Free. themorris.org

February 25
Menopause the Musical
Miller Theater
Comedy musical parody of “the change” is set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. 7 p.m. $47-$67. millertheateraugusta.com

February 28
Tribute to Johnny Cash
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Tribute artist James Garner and his band perform the music of the Man in Black. 7:30 p.m. $39.95. Pre-show dinner also available for $25; reservations required. (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

Collective Soul
Bell Auditorium
The Georgia rock band celebrates its 25th anniversary. 7:30 p.m. $39-$59. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com 

Miller Theater
The rock band performs its Point of No Return Tour at 8 p.m. $44-$125. millertheateraugusta.com

February 28-29
Fresh Grounded Faith
Abilene Baptist Church
Area-wide women’s event features Jennifer Rothschild, Sheila Walsh, Angie Smith and Michael O’Brien. 7 p.m. Fri. and 9 a.m. Sat. $44-$54. wafj.com

February 29
Dog Gone Cold 5K Run/Walk
Julian Smith Barbecue Pit
Run or walk with your canine companion. One-mile fun run ($10-$15) starts at 9:30 a.m.; 5K race ($20-$30) begins at 10 a.m. Course is USATF certified. Rain or shine. Prizes awarded. hopefulhounds.org

Tommy Emmanuel
Miller Theater
The guitar master performs at 8 p.m. with special guest Ida Mae. $22-$47. millertheateraugusta.com

To have your event considered for publication, please submit materials to info@columbiacountymag.com. All listings require a two-month lead time.