Local Events

NOTE: Please check all venue websites for updated information.

July-January 7
Eldridge Bagley Folk Paintings Exhibit
Morris Museum of Art
Works from the renowned “storyteller’s storyteller” — a third-generation tobacco farmer-turned-artist — are on display in “As If Art Itself Devised It: The Virginia of Eldridge Bagley Folk Paintings.” themorris.org

September 28
Country Hits – Songs from Nashville
Miller Theater
Augusta Symphony concert features music by country legends like Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash as well as contemporary stars such as Garth Brooks and Kacey Musgraves. 7:30 p.m. augustasymphony.com, millertheateraugusta.com

September 29
Moonlight Music Cruise
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
Music selections include classic rock, blues, pop, jazz, funk, R&B and more. Performers change weekly. Bring snacks and beverages. 6:30-8 p.m. $23-$25; reservations required. (706) 823-0440, augustacanal.com

September 29, 30, October 1
Finding Nemo, Jr.
Kroc Center Theatre
The Augusta Jr. Players perform a stage presentation of the film that features an adventurous young clownfish that is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist’s office aquarium. Tickets available at augustaplayers.org or (706) 826-4707

September 30
R&B Fall Fest
Miller Theater
Performers include Stokley, Avery Sunshine, October London and Eric Mayweather. 7 p.m. millertheateraugusta.com

Evans Market
The Plaza
Farmers market features local artisans, crafters, farmers and producers in front of the Performing Arts Center. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. experiencecolumbiacounty.com

October 3, 17, 31
Tuesday’s Music Live
Saint Paul’s Church
Featured performers are Savannah River Brassworks (10/3), Bloom/Funkhouser Jazz Duo (10/1) and Vega Harp Duo (10/31). Noon-12:30 p.m. Free. tuesdaysmusiclive.com

October 5
The Kyiv Grand Ballet – Snow White
Miller Theater
The world-renowned dancers of The Kyiv Grand Ballet perform the fairy tale to the musical motifs of Polish composer Bogdan Pavlovsky. 7 p.m. $35-$95. millertheateraugusta.com

FireK FiveK
Evans Towne Center Park
Run benefits firefighters and their family members who are battling cancer. Includes 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run. Post-race activities include a children’s Fun Zone with bouncy houses, face painting, displays of firefighting equipment, a fire safety house, refreshments and more. 8 a.m. firekfivek.com

Wesley Mega Yard Sale
Wesley United Methodist Church
Sale includes furniture, clothes, books, household items, toys, sporting goods 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

October 6
Films on Friday
Morris Museum of Art
Featured film is Wild River (1960), starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick and Jo Van Fleet. Noon. Free. themorris.org

October 6-8
Little Shop of Horrors
Imperial Theatre
The Augusta Players perform the sci-fi, tongue-in-cheek comedy about a man-eating plant. Various times. imperialtheatre.com

October 7
Oliver Hardy Festival
Downtown Harlem
Festival celebrates Harlem’s native son. Includes 10 a.m. parade, Laurel and Hardy impersonators, Laurel and Hardy films, arts and crafts, food vendors, live entertainment and more. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. harlemmuseumandwelcomecenter.com

Desi Banks
Miller Theater
The actor and stand-up comedian performs his Purpose Chaser Tour at 7 p.m. $30-$150. millertheateraugusta.com

Lady Supreme
Hardin Auditorium
The tribute artist sings songs of Diana Ross at 7:30 p.m. $43. augustaamusements.com

Mega Yard Sale
Wesley United Methodist Church
Sale includes furniture, clothes, books, household items, toys, sporting goods 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

October 7, 14, 21, 28
Evans Market
The Plaza
Farmers market features local artisans, crafters, farmers and producers in front of the Performing Arts Center. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. experiencecolumbiacounty.com

October 8
Best Dam Ride Ever
Below Dam Park
Fun, casual bicycle ride is for cyclists of all ages. Road cycling features 29-, 62- and 100-mile options and trail riding or mountain biking includes 5-, 16- and 36-mile options. Check-in starts 7:30 a.m., ride 8:30 a.m. bestdamride.com

October 12
Swamp Soirée
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Outdoor tented celebration is a fundraiser for the park. Includes dinner, cocktails, live music and beautiful views. 6-9- p.m. phinizycenter.org

October 13
Southern Soul & Song Series
Imperial Theatre
Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist and King of Newgrass Sam Bush and his band perform at 7:30 p.m. $20-$45. imperialtheatre.com

Miller Theater
The tribute band performs The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at 7:30 p.m. $35-$45. millertheateraugusta.com

October 14
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; pre-registration required. 9-11 a.m. $5 per person. Group tours available. phinizycenter.org

POP Walk
First Baptist Church of Augusta
People of Parkinson’s fundraising walk includes family activities, refreshments, prizes, raffle and silent auction. 9 a.m.-noon. Start a team or make a donation to help fight Parkinson’s. (706) 364-1662, POPWalk.org

The Neighbors Next Door
Imperial Theatre
In this stage play, two families live busy, hectic lives and have no idea what’s going on right next door to them. But one situation can shake up the whole neighborhood. 7 p.m. $48-$58. imperialtheatre.com

The Hit Men
Miller Theater
Five musicians who have shared the stage with Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Wings, Alan Parsons, Billy Joel, Sting, Elton John, Journey, The Who and Cream perform their Ultimate Rock Concert. 7:30 p.m. $48-$79. millertheateraugusta.com

October 15
Paceline Ride
Augusta Common
Participants choose to ride 25, 50 or 70 miles in this casual bike ride to support research at the Georgia Cancer Center. Event includes food, fun and live music. paceline.org

Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
Matthew Dickerson, one of the region’s best-known hammer dulcimer players, performs 2-3 p.m. Free. themorris.org

October 16
Birdies for Brain Health
Champions Retreat
Charity golf tournament raises funds to help fight chronic neurological disease. Includes raffle, food, chance to win a hole-in-one competition for $20,000 cash prize and $2,000 cash prize to winning team. (269) 252-9231, B4BHPremier.com

October 19
Wheel of Fortune Live
Columbia County PAC
Guests are randomly selected to go on stage to spin the wheel and win prizes. 7:30 p.m. thecenterofcc.com

The Great American Swingbook
Miller Theater
Vocalist Dee Daniels performs selections by Swing legends Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong with Augusta Symphony. 7:30 p.m. millertheateraugusta.com

October 20
James Gregory
Miller Theater
The stand-up comedian performs his down-home humor at 7:30 p.m. $40-$60. millertheateraugusta.com

October 21
Harlem Ladies Night
Downtown Harlem
Ladies are invited to an evening of shopping, friendship, food, wine tastings and live music. Event ends with a concert by Whiskey Run on the library lawn. Check in at Reeves Realty or Harlem Pharmacy to pick up a passport to participating shops and vendors and register for prizes. 5 p.m. Concert is at 8 p.m. Facebook: Downtown Harlem, GA

Beethoven Concert III
Powell Baptist Church
Columbia County Orchestra performs Beethoven Symphony No. 2, Beethoven Violin Romance No. 2 with soloist Nao Kamitani, and an orchestral world premiere of Symphony No. 2 (Celestial Poem) by Marius Herea. 2 p.m. Free; donations accepted. columbiacco.org

AFM Give Me Wings Polo Match
La Bourgogne Club de Polo
Watch the highest level of polo played by the best players in the world. Ticket options include individual ticket with access to food trucks, plus pavilion tables of 8 and field-side tailgate boxes for 6 with catering by The Willcox in Aiken. afmgivemewings.com

Zach Williams
Columbia County PAC
The contemporary Christian music artist and his 10-piece band perform A Hundred Highways Tour with special guest Riley Clemmons. 7 p.m. $18 and up. thecenterofcc.com

Ryan Abel & Friends
Imperial Theatre
The tribute band recreates hits from Creedence Clearwater Revival with special guests Sweet Burrito and the Jacob Beltz Trio. 7:30 p.m. $24-$40. imperialtheatre.com

Carly Pearce
Miller Theater
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter performs her Country Made Me Do It Tour with special guest Adam Doleac. 8 p.m. $46-$185. millertheateraugusta.com

October 21-22
Portrait of Aretha
Hardin Auditorium
Tribute artist Cece Teneal performs songs of Aretha Franklin at 7:30 p.m. $43. augustaamusements.com

October 28-30
Sistas, the Musical
Kroc Center Theatre
The Augusta Jr. Players perform the musical that tells the story of Black women through popular music from Billie to Beyoncé. Featured African American, female-artist hits include “Oh, Happy Day,” “Precious Lord,” “Stormy Weather,” “R.E.S.P.E.C.T,” “I Will Survive” and more. Tickets available at augustaplayers.org or (706) 826-4707

November 3
Films on Friday
Morris Museum of Art
Featured film is The Southerner (1945), which portrays the hardships of a poor family struggling on a cotton farm in the early 1940s. Noon. Free. themorris.org

Celtic Thunder Odyssey
Columbia County PAC
Take a musical voyage through the heartlands of traditional Irish music.7:30 p.m. $44-$89. thecenterofcc.com

An Elegant Evening with Howard Hewett
Miller Theater
The Grammy-winning R&B artist performs with special guests singer Meli’sa Morgan and comedian Big Mo.8 p.m. $59-$119. millertheateraugusta.com

November 3-4
Colorful Hat Circus
Hardin Auditorium
Family friendly entertainment includes magic and stage illusions, high-flying teeterboard acrobatics, juggling, circus arts and comedy. Fri. 6:30 p.m., Sat. 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $15-$45. colorfulhat.com

November 6
Kiokee Baptist Church
Columbia County Orchestra and Kiokee Baptist Church present the U. S. Navy Band Jazz Ensemble, The Commodores, at 7 p.m. Tickets are free but must be reserved in order to be admitted. columbiacco.org

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