The A List: August Events in Augusta's River Region
Don't Dress For Dinner : A tale of two trysts gone awry unfolds with hilarious speed at Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre.
Outside Mullingar : The story of two 40-something introverted misfits who battle family feuds and possible romantic catastrophe to find happiness comes to the Aiken Community Playhouse stage.
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.
Gov't Mule & Galactic : The Riverwalk Revival continues with rock torchbearers Gov't Mule and New Orleans funk and jazz jam band Galactic live at the Jessye Norman Amphitheatre.
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.
KidsFest : Dig for dinos, dive in the ball pit, sit down for story time with live characters, get messy in the laboratory and more at this interactive festival at Evans Towne Center Park.
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.
Corey Smith : The Georgia-born singer-songwriter brings fan favorites and songs from his 10th album, While the Gettin's Good, to the Bell Auditorium as part of The Great Wide Underground Tour.
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?
National Honey Bee Day : Celebrate the hardest working insects in nature with a morning filled with family fun and tasty treats at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.
Augusta Beerfest No. 4 : Beer Snobs rejoice— Augusta Beerfest is back at the James Brown Arena for a 4th year of hop-filled fun.
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.