Local Events

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August 13-November 6
The Spirit of Collage Paintings
Morris Museum of Art
Artist Arless Day exhibition features recently completed collage paintings, including many of the subjects for which he has become well known. themorris.org

September 15
Perfectly Aged Benefit Auction
Augusta Canal Discovery Center
Cocktails, music and hors d’oeuvres will be offered as well as short Petersburg boat rides on the canal. 6-9 p.m. $50-$100. Online preview of auction items available Sept.10-12; bidding is Sept. 13-15. historicaugusta.org

September 22
Silent Movie Night
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Watch classic comedy The Freshman starring Harold Lloyd with concessions and live musical accompaniment by theater organist Rob Carter. 7-10 p.m. $20 and up. Advance tickets recommended. (706) 826-4700, sacredheartaugusta.org

The Morris 20/30 Anniversary Party
Morris Museum of Art
The museum celebrates director Kevin Grogan’s 20th work anniversary with the museum’s 30th anniversary. Includes art making, bites, beverages and entertainment. Members $25, nonmembers $40. Reservations required. Casual attire. 6-8 p.m.

September 23
Food Truck Friday
Evans Towne Center Park
Evening features live music, food trucks, drinks and family fun. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. columbiacountyga.gov

One More for the Road
Miller Theater
Frank Sinatra tribute artist Bob Anderson performs with a 32-piece orchestra at 8 p.m. $49-$129. millertheateraugusta.com

September 23-25
“The Music Man”
Imperial Theatre
Augusta Players presents the family friendly, Tony Award-winning musical comedy. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.; 3 p.m. Sun. $30-$50. millertheateraugusta.com

September 24
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

Free Fishing Day
Georgia waters
Georgia residents will not need a fishing, trout or wildlife management area license to fish in freshwater and saltwater areas on this day. georgiawildlife.org

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival 
Thomson
Musicians include Jimmie Vaughan, The Texas Gentlemen, Joachim Cooder, Chatham County Line, Cordovas and Parts and Labor. Bring blankets and chairs; no coolers or pets. 10×10 canopy tents are allowed. 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. $40-$50. Kids 12 and under are free. blindwillie.com

September 25
Ironman 70.3 Augusta
Downtown Augusta
One of North America’s largest Ironman 70.3 races. Event includes a 1.2-mile down-current swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run. Offers 40 qualifying slots to the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. ironman.com

September 30
Drivin N Cryin
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
The folk-rock band performs its 35th Anniversary Tour with special guests The Shaun Piazza Band and Kenny George. 7:30 p.m. thecenterofcc.com

Augusta Symphony Opening Night
Miller Theater
The symphony, joined by classical pianist Joyce Yang, performs “An American Port of Call” by Hailstork, “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Rachmaninoff and “Symphony in D minor” by Franck. 7:30 p.m. $24-$72. augustasymphony.com

October 1
Wesley Gigantic Yard Sale
Wesley United Methodist Church
Mega sale inside and outside includes furniture, clothes, shoes, books, electronics, art, appliances, household items, baby items, toys, games, sporting goods and more. All proceeds benefit local and foreign missions. 7 a.m.-noon. 825 North Belair Road, Evans. (706) 869-0888, wesleyumc.net

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.-5 p.m. harlemga.org

FireK FiveK
Evans Towne Center Park
Run benefits firefighters and their family members who are battling cancer. Post-race activities include a Fun Zone with bouncy houses, a fire safety house, face painting, displays of firefighting equipment, refreshments and more. $10-$30. 8 a.m. firekfivek.com

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. Free; donations accepted. (706) 364-1662, POPWalk.org

The Texas Gypsies
Hardin Auditorium
The swing-pop band plays music from the from ’20s to the ’70s. 7:30 p.m. $42.95. augustaamusements.com

Fall Color Hike
Mistletoe State Park
Take a guided hike on the Cliatt Creek Trail to view a colorful range of hardwoods. 10-11:30 a.m. $4 per individual or $10 per family. $5 parking. Bring water and meet at the office parking lot. (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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 2
Best Dam Ride Ever
Below Dam Park
Charity bicycle ride geared toward cyclists of all abilities includes a 100-mile century road ride for advanced riders, a 29-mile road ride and a fun ride from 5 miles to 36 miles. 8:30 a.m. $45; includes T-shirt, water bottle, rest stops and lunch. bestdamride.com

October 4
Victor Wooten Bass Extremes
Miller Theater
The 5-time Grammy Award winner performs with Steve Bailey and Derico Watson. 7:30 p.m. $39-$59. millertheateraugusta.com

October 4, 18
Tuesday’s Music Live
Saint Paul’s Church
Featured performers are Vimadian Duo (10/4) and The ASMI Chamber Ensemble (10/18). Noon-12:30 p.m. Free. tuesdaysmusiclive.com

October 6
Light the Night
Evans Towne Center Park
Fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s blood cancer research includes a walk with illuminated lanterns for all participants, live entertainment, kid zone, face painting, popcorn, balloon animals and Team Banner decorating station. 5:30 p.m. lightthenight.org

An Evening with Smokey Robinson
Bell Auditorium
The legendary Motown artist presents his Music & Memories tour. 7:30 p.m. $59-$130. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

October 7
Southern Soul and Song Series
Imperial Theatre
Country, bluegrass and Americana singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale performs with special guest Sunny Sweeney. 7:30 p.m. $20-$50. imperialtheatre.com

October 7, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29
Moonlight Music Cruise
Augusta Canal Interpretive Center
Musicians include Rae’s Creek Revival (10/7), Roger Bellows & Friends (10/14), Brandon Shane Reeves (10/21), Will McCranie (10/22) and The Henry’s (10/28). Bring snacks and beverages. 6-7:30 p.m. Rob Foster and Andy Reid perform 10/29, 5-6:30 p.m. $25-$27; reservations required. (706) 823-0440, augustacanal.com

October 8
Swamp Saturday Family Guided Hikes
Phinizy Swamp Nature Par
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

October 9
Music at the Morris
Morris Museum of Art
Married duo Foreign Landers, from opposite sides of the Atlantic, plays original music inspired by both Celtic and bluegrass traditions. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. themorris.org

October 14
Food Truck Friday
Evans Towne Center Park
Evening features live music, food trucks, drinks and family fun. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. columbiacountyga.gov

October 15
History Day at Old Kiokee Baptist Church
Appling
Historical event celebrates the 250th anniversary of Georgia’s oldest continuing Baptist church. Activities include tours of the church building and baptismal, church history, children’s activities and crafts, historical character moments and light refreshments. Free. kiokee.org

Ladies Night
Downtown Harlem
Ladies are invited to a night filled with shopping, laughing, food, wine, prizes and a free concert by The Harlem Sons at 8 p.m. Pick up your passport for the evening at Reeves Realty to win prizes. 5-10 p.m. Wine tasting wristband $10; must show ID. See Harlem Merchants Association on Facebook for details.

October 15-16
Colonial Days
Living History Park
Watch the past come to life through demonstrations and exhibits that include pottery, weaving and spinning, candle making, butter churning, musket firing, gunsmithing, blacksmithing, needlework, woodworking, beehive oven baking and smoking/curing meat. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. colonialtimesus.wordpress.com

October 16
Paceline Ride
Downtown Augusta/SRP Park
Participants can 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 from Funk You and Moon Taxi. pacelineride.org

October 19
Ray LaMontagne
Bell Auditorium
The singer-musician performs with special guest Lily Meola. 7:30 p.m. $39-$100. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

October 20
Broadway Tonight!
Miller Theater
Augusta Symphony performs classics and new hits produced and directed by Broadway veteran Doug LaBrecque at 7:30 p.m. $39-$91. millertheateraugusta.com

October 20-21
Private Eyes
Hardin Auditorium
The Hall & Oates Tribute Band performs two nights at 7:30 p.m. $42.95. augustaamusements.com

October 21
Shenandoah
Miller Theater
The country music artists perform with special guests Whiskey Run and Few Miles South. 7:30 p.m. $39 to $54. millertheateraugusta.com

October 22
CSRA Buddy Walk
Evans Towne Center Park
Fundraising walk for Down syndrome includes bounce houses, face painting, food vendors, children’s activities, superheroes, princesses, live music and more.  9 a.m.-noon. upsideofdownsinc.com

Ashley McBryde
Miller Theater
The country/rock/bluegrass artist performs with special guest Pillbox Patti. 8 p.m. millertheateraugusta.com

October 27
“Annie”
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
Broadway in Columbia County presents the classic family musical of the little orphan and Depression-era billionaire Daddy Warbucks. 7:30 p.m. thecenterofcc.com

October 28
Food Truck Friday
Gateway Park
Evening features live music, food trucks, drinks and family fun. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. columbiacountyga.gov

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
The singer and his band perform their hits as well as selections from their newest album, “Romancing the ’60s.” 8 p.m. thecenterofcc.com

October 28-29
Estate Sale & Family Fun Day
Bath Gardens
Sale will be held both days. Family Fun Day on Sat. features inflatables, scavenger hunt, carriage rides, hayrides and pumpkin decorating. Food is available for purchase, or guests can bring their own picnic. Dogs welcome but must be leashed. 9-4 p.m. each day. bathgardensfoundation.coms

October 29
Fall Classics Concert
Kiokee Baptist Church
Columbia County Orchestra’s concert for the community features selections from the Classical period including Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1” and “Piano Concerto No. 1” with Dr. Clara Park of Augusta University. Free; donations accepted. columbiacco.org

The Mighty Peanut 50th Anniversary
Bell Auditorium
Anniversary show features Gerald Alston and The Manhattans, Tucka, Calvin Richardson, Pokey Bear, Nellie Travis, Ronnie Bell, King George and Lebrado. 7 p.m. $85-$130. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

October 30
Jeremy Camp
Miller Theater
The contemporary Christian music artist performs his I Still Believe Tour with special guest Katy Nichole. 7 p.m. $18 to $150. millertheateraugusta.com

November 2
Music for Memories
Bell Auditorium
Concert headliners include Mitchell Tenpenny, Ryan Hurd, Jameson Rodgers and Niko Moon. 7 p.m. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

November 4-6
Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate
James Brown Arena
Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 characters that include Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White, Tiana, Anna, Elsa, Ola and more. Various show times. $15 and up. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

November 5
Gaither Vocal Band
Bell Auditorium
The multi-Grammy Award winning group presents the Something Good Is About To Happen Tour. 6 p.m. $27-$71. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

November 9
Joe Gatto’s Night of Comedy
Bell Auditorium
The comedian, actor and producer from hit TV shows “Impractical Jokers” and ”The Misery Index” performs at 7 p.m. $39-$60. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

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