Easy Living and Listening
By Laura Perry
With Fall rolling in, local activities heat up. Use this weekend to take advantage of hometown events like the Morris’ “Art Now,” see an outdoor movie in Columbia county, enjoy some live Bluegrass in Aiken or the Pops at the river, and Latin sounds with the Symphony Orchestra Augusta.
Friday, September 28th
Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Means Free Admission to Local Museums
Aiken County Historical Museum, Augusta Museum of History, Ezekiel Harris House, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and the Morris Museum of Art
Two people per household can get in free to these participating local museums for Museum Day Live! To get your free admission ticket, visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.
Small Fry Fun Day
10 – 2
Bernie Ward Community Center and Fleming Athletic Complex (1941 Lumpkin Road)
For Pre-Kindergarteners through First Graders, the day’s events include games, rides, shows and lunch. The cost is $2.50, with pre-registration required for groups. Call 706-821-1754 for more information, or go to www.augustaga.gov.
“Art Now” featuring artist Anthony Goicolea at Morris Museum of Art
Morris Museum of Art
Anthony Goicolea is a Cuban American photographer who lives in Williamsburg Brooklyn. His photography focuses on self-portraiture. Following this free event, enjoy drinks and music by Dr. Bread. For further details, call 706-724-7501. The Morris is also offering free admission through October, in honor of its 20th anniversary.
Screen on the Green Series= “The Hunger Games”
7:00 or at Dark
Columbia County Amphitheatre
Bring blankets and chairs for this R-rated Screen on the Green. A Best Movie nominee for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, “The Hunger Games” movie is based on the fantasy/ science-fiction book by the same name. The book, by Suzanne Collins, was named “Notable Children’s Book of 2008” in The New York Times, but maybe that should’ve been “Notable TEENAGER’S Book.”
Aiken Symphony Guild Concert featuring Guitarist Jason Vieaux
-Aiken’s Etherredge Center
Jason Vieaux’s classic guitar is “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists,” according to Gramophone. For further information on this event, check www.aikensymphonyguild.org.
Saturday, September 29th
“Gone with the Wind” screening
Headquarters Branch library
This 1939 film starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh is a classic, just like an outdoor movie and a hometown library. Call 706-821-2600 or visit www.ecgrl.org.
Aiken Bluegrass Mini-Fest 2012
Noon — 10:00 p.m.
The lineup of artists for this event includes BlueBilly Grit, Doug & The Henrys, Harlan County Hoe Drivers and Iron Horse. For further details, go to www.aikenbluegrassfestival.org.
Red Shoe Golf Ball
A benefit for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta, the Golf Ball includes a silent auction, live music and other surprises. The Red Shoe Golf Classic will be Monday, October 1st. For more information, go to www.rmhcaugusta.org.
Georgia Health Sciences Symphony Series
First Baptist Church
This performance will showcase Latin themes featuring guitarist Jason Vieaux. Ticket prices range from $6.54-41.12, and can be bought online at www.soaugusta.org
Sunday, September 30th
4th Annual ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta
The Masters isn’t our only attraction bringing people here from all over the world. This Sunday, Augusta hosts 3,400 Ironman athletes. The competition begins with a 1.2 mile swim in the Savannah River, followed by the 56-mile bike ride into South Carolina, and finishes with a 13 mile run through downtown Augusta.
21st Annual Pops at the River Concert
Norman Riverwalk Amphitheater
What a great way to close your weekend! Come down to the river and enjoy some Sunday night Pops with the Augusta Concert Band. You Might Also Like:
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