Feel Like a Good Movie or Show?
By Laura Perry
You might think you’re on Broadway in Augusta this weekend with all of the great theater events. Do you and the kids need a nice break from all of the back-to-school drama? Well, head on over to Columbia County Amphitheatre for an encore of everybody’s favorite new Doctor Seuss story, “The Lorax.” Or need a place to take a date? Get dinner and a show at the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre with “The Witness Protection Program.” You can’t go wrong with Agatha Christie. If you just need a date, pick one up tonight at the Bachelor/ Bachelorette Auction.
Friday, September 21st
2nd Annual Tropical Nights Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction, Benefitting the United Way of Aiken County
7:00- 10:00 p.m.
Aiken Municipal Center
The $40 event tickets include entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. $500 corporate tables are also available. To get tickets, call 803-648-8331 or visit www.uwaiken.org.
Opening Night for “The Witness for the Protection”
7:00- Dinner, 8:00- Show
Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre
For three weekends, Fort Gordon’s Dinner Theatre will perform “Witness for the Prosecution,” a play based on Agatha Christie’s short story. Tickets range from $25 to $40. Call 706-793-8552 or visit www.fortgordon.com for more information.
Screen on the Green Series= “The Lorax”
7:00 or at Dark
Columbia County Amphitheatre
Tonight’s Screen on the Green is free, because the Amphiteatre had planned to show “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” but didn’t get the movie, and maybe that’s a blessing in disguise since we get a repeat screening of “The Lorax,” a great movie for all ages.
Last weekend for “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”
Aiken Community Playhouse
This weekend is your last chance to see Aiken Community Playhouse’s first performance of the season. Based on the popular 1988 Steve Martin and Michael Caine movie, this musical has a warning for strong adult themes, situations and language – sounds about right for Martin and Caine. Tickets are $25. To make your reservation,, call 803-648-1438 or visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.
“Hairspray” is back by popular demand
The Imperial Theatre
Augusta Players begin their 68th season with an encore performance of sorts. The Players are bringing us “HairSpray” again, which they did 2 seasons ago. Performances for “Hairspray” also include Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $43. Call 706-826-4707 or go to www.augusustaplayers.org for more information.
Silent Movie Night: 1923’s “Safety Last!”
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Clips from this 1923 silent movie are frequently used when the fear of heights is mimicked. Have you ever seen a silent movie? You should try it at Sacred Heart where the Silent Movie Nights aren’t so silent. Patrons enjoy the film accompanied by beautiful organ music.
Saturday, September 22nd
Augusta 5K Pajama Run
Lake Olmstead Park
This first annual run that says “Goodnight to Cancers below the Waist” will not only bring more attention to colon cancer, colorectal cancer and ovarian cancer, but it’ll also be worth your attention to see some of our local celebrities running in their PJs. After the run, join in the fun for a pillow fight and pajama party.
2nd Annual Stop Child Trafficking Now 5K Walk/Run
Jessye Norman Amphitheatre
So far, 272 area people have registered to run or walk to stop child sex slavery. According to a report by the Governor’s Officer of Children & Families, approximately 490 adolescent girls ages 12-14 get trafficked in the state of Georgia per month. Last year, a new Georgia law was passed that prevented the arrest of girls 16 and under for prostitution. The new law aims to treat these young girls as victims and not criminals.
Augusta Rugby Club’s First Home Match of the Season
Larry Bray Memorial Pitch on Wood Street
Our Augusta Rugby Club hopes to build on their 24-17 win in the first game of the season last Saturday, with another win – this time, against High Country.
5th Annual Casino Night
A Metro’s Best in 2010, this black tie event includes a catered dinner, live music from Tony Howard Entertainment, a live auction, a raffle, Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, and of course, Poker. Tickets are $75 a person or $140 per couple. Pre-registration is required: www.safehomesdv.org
Sunday, September 23rd
Concerts with a Cause: Composer & Conductor Alice Parker with the ASU University Singers, the Church of the Good Shepherd Choir and
St. Paul’s Choir
St. John’s United Methodist Church
This sing-along of early American hymns is free, but a love offering for Hale House will be taken. www.stjohnaugusta.org You Might Also Like:
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