Dark Shadows : Stunning images, Digistar segments, hands-on activities, and an inspiring video of a total solar eclipse combine to illustrate how “dark shadows” are related to the phases of the Moon and to solar and lunar eclipses at Dupont Planetrarium.
Through My Eyes : Go see the works of North Carolina native and self taught folk artist, Nellie Ashford, on display at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. Inspired by the life that surrounds her and memories of her past, Ashford’s work incorporates a mix of materials that often reflect real-life experiences and depicts families, children, dancers and musicians with vibrant detail and emotion.
Symbols and Allegories : Browse the works of one of Augusta's iconic artists, Jay Jacobs, at Westobou Gallery. Creating works that are deliberately ambiguous, Jacob's narratives allow viewers to construct their own meanings.
HE say SHE say: The Unspoken Conversation : This one woman, one man show written and directed by Augusta natives Nathan Rothwell and Olaundra Grace brings five one-act plays exploring conversations on dating, marriage, justice, mental illness and death to the Imperial Theatre stage.
Artrageous! Family Sunday : South Carolina native, Theresa Hilliard, a Gullah narrator, educator and storyteller will be sharing cultural tales and traditions from the Low Country at the Morris Museum of Art. Afterwards, create your own colorful basket.
August 17 -21
Celestial Observation House Tours : Ill-omens? Scientific phenomena? How did our ancestors in the 19th century interpret celestial events like comets or eclipses? Discover all this and more during Redcliffe Plantation's special house tours during The Great American Eclipse weekend.
August 18 - 20
Black Cat Picture Show : Over 30 films from more than a dozen countries will screen during this 3 day international film festival at Le Chat Noir. And did we mention there's also a swanky Film Artists' Reception on Friday and a catered brunch on Sunday?
Bobby Bones: Funny & Alone Comedy Tour : Dubbed by New York Times as “the biggest thing in country radio,” Bones' stand-up show uses his distinct brand of humor to tell stories about everything from growing up in rural Arkansas to his experiences hosting a country music radio show live at the Imperial Theatre.
The Big Float : Savannah River Keeper hosts this fun, leisurely, and family-friendly float down the river! Kayaks, canoes, SUPs, and inner tubes welcome. Don't miss the Homemade Raft Competition during the day.