Local Events

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 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 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

March 30
Spring Yard Sale
Wesley United Methodist Church
Mega yard sale includes furniture, clothes, books, household items, boats, lawn care equipment, appliances, outdoor furnishings and more. All proceeds benefit local and foreign missions. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. (706) 869-0888, wesleyumc.net

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

April 4, 18, 25
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

April 5
Films on Friday
Morris Museum of Art
Featured film is the legal and political thriller The Pelican Brief (1993), starring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington. Noon-3 p.m. Admission and refreshments are free. (706) 724-7501, themorris.org

April 6
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

April 7
Bells and Whistles 29835
Festival at SC Wild’s Heritage Center celebrates American Railroad & Train History. Event features gold panning, train rides, cruise-in car show, arts and crafts, quilting displays, artisan demos, live music, silent auctions, barbecue cook-off, food vendors and sidewalk dining from local restaurants. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Facebook: Bells and Whistles 29835

April 9
Rock Fore! Dough
First Tee of Augusta
Darius Rucker headlines the concert with Josh Kelley, Zoser and DJ Rock. 6 p.m. $30-$75. rockforedough.com

April 10-12
Augusta at Night
SRP Park
Hootie & The Blowfish headlines this three-day event that features food, music and golf experience to celebrate the first golf major of the season. $200-$1500 per person. augustaatnight.com

April 11
Zac Brown Band
Evans Towne Center Park
The Southern rock group performs its Down the Rabbit Hole tour with special guest Midland. 4:30-11 p.m. $49 and up. eventbrite.com

April 18
Balsam Range
Miller Theater
The bluegrass and acoustic music group performs at 8 p.m. $25-$75. millertheateraugusta.com

Alee Shrine Circus
Imperial Theatre
Circus includes Epic Motorcycle Daredevils in the Globe of Death, Real Wild West Knife Throwers, Outstanding Aerialists, Unbelievable Acrobatics, International Clown, Just Larry and more. Shows at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. $10. imperialtheatre.com

April 19
Art at Lunch
Morris Museum of Art
Hampton III Gallery owner Sandy Rupp discusses the work of Philip Morsberger. Noon-2 p.m. Members $12; nonmembers $16. Includes catered lunch. Paid reservations due April 17. themorris.org

April 20
Easter Egg Scramble
Evans Towne Center Park
Thousands of eggs filled with candy and prizes will be scattered throughout the park. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. evanstownecenterpark.com

 Grovetown Heritage Festival
Goodale Park
Annual festival includes live entertainment, food vendors, car show, arts and crafts, kids activities, Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny and princesses from Fairytale Adventure. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. (706) 860-7691, cityofgrovetown.com

April 21
Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
Ricky Saucedo performs classical French and German music from the Romantic era for clarinet with piano accompaniment. 2-3 p.m. Free. themorris.org

April 23
“Cruel Intentions”
Miller Theater
The ’90s jukebox musical is based on the 1999 cult-hit film. 8 p.m. $36-$69. millertheateraugusta.com

April 25-28
Sacred Heart Sacred Heart Garden Festival
Cultural Center
Festival events include a Preview Party with candlelight dinner, floral exhibits and live music (4/25); Friday Night in the Garden cocktail party with signature beverages and music (4/26); three-day festival of landscape and floral exhibits, vendor market, guest speakers and private garden tours (4/26-28); and Festival Tea with guest speaker Greg Campbell, author and owner of Garden District in Memphis, TN (4/28). Costs and locations vary. (706) 826-4700, sacredheartgardenfestival.com

April 26
Strings Attached
Imperial Theatre
The Colton Ballet Company and Augusta Virtuosi present an evening of music and dance. 7 p.m. $20-$45. imperialtheatre.com

April 26-29
Library Book Sale
Columbia County Library
Sale includes fiction and non-fiction books. Fri., Sat. and Mon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 2-5 p.m. Library foyer, Evans branch.

April 27
Mimosas & Magnolias
Greystone Preserve
Local artist Richard Worth guides participants in creating their own paintings of Southern flowers. No art experience necessary. 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. $35; includes art supplies, canvas, mimosa and pastries. csrlt.org 

Furever Yours Pet Adoption Event
Fairway Ford
Event includes Tail-a-Thon, dog grooming and reduced adoption fees with approved application. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Musical Pictures
Miller Theater
The Augusta Symphony performs Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Stravinsky’s The Firebird and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Animated films accompany Mussorgsky’s music, depicting the paintings that inspired the music. 7:30 p.m. $10-$67. augustasymphony.com

Kelsea Ballerini
James Brown Arena
The country pop singer performs her Miss Me More Tour with Brett Young and special guest Brandon Ratcliff. 7 p.m. $25-$39. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

Sweet Celebrations
North Augusta Community Center
Dessert buffet and silent auction help support individuals with disabilities. 6-10 p.m. (803) 426-1284, therecingcrew.com 

April 28
Steinway Junior Piano Competition
Turner’s Keyboards
Recital and awards ceremony for three age divisions: ages 9 and under, 10-13 and 14-18. 7 p.m. Free. Open to the public. turnerskeyboards.com

“Chicago: The Musical”
Bell Auditorium
The Broadway presentation features the sensational tale of sin, corruption and all that jazz. 7 p.m. $43-$65. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

May 1
Melissa Etheridge
Miller Theater
The singer-songwriter performs selections from her new album, The Medicine Show. 8 p.m. $58 and up. millertheateraugusta.com

May 2
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

 Rodney Carrington
Bell Auditorium
The comedian, actor and country music artist performs at 8 p.m. $35-$55. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

The Oak Ridge Boys
Miller Theater
The country and gospel vocal quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. $32-$72. millertheateraugusta.com

May 6
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Hardin Performing Arts Center
The iconic orchestra performs its big band hits. 7:30 p.m. $44. Pre-show dinner also available; reservations required. (706) 726-0366. augustaamusements.com

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