The A List: January Events in Augusta's River Region
SEEDS : Last chance to see this annual exhibit at the Westobou Gallery showcasing the work of selected local artists for $300 or less before it closes on February 2nd.
January 5 - 7
Poison Peach Film Festival : The 10th annual film festival, chosen as a Westobou10 event, brings locally and regionally produced independent films - including the western world premier of two films - to the Imperial Theatre.
Swamp Saturday Hike : Don't let the chilly weather keep you inside! Warm up with a 2.5 mile guided hike through Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.
Raising the Curtain : It's the moment we've been waiting for - a first look at the fully renovated and operational Miller Theater!
Artrageous! Family Sunday - Book Reading Extravaganza : Celebrate the art of a good book at the Morris Museum of Art. Children's books will be read aloud by local personalities. Afterwards, everyone will design their own storybook to take home.
Sleeping Beauty : The State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings this full-scale production of the original Brother's Grimm love story to the historic Imperial Theatre stage.
Budweiser True Music's Southern Soul & Song presents The Lonesome River Band : The contemporary bluegrass band brings their latest music from Mayhayley's House to the Imperial Theatre.
Not Fade Away : Billed as the Ultimate Buddy Holly Experience, this is not your typical Buddy Holly tribute. Twirl down memory lane to the unforgettable sounds of Buddy, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper…and get transported to a world of legends with hits by Bill Haley, The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, The Beatles and more!
St. Paul & the Broken Bones : The high-voltage Birmingham, Alabama-based band brings their style and sound to the Miller Theater stage.
January 12 - 27
The Rainmaker : At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West, a girl’s father and two brothers are worried as much about her becoming an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. Suddenly, a self-proclaimed “Rainmaker” comes on the scene. Unlikely though his claim may be, the man eventually wins over the entire family. Eventually, the rain comes ... and so does love.
January 13 - 20
Augusta Futurity : This 8-day event includes a day of championship bull riding, a week of cutting horse competitions and a morning Family Fun Fest at the James Brown Arena.
January 19 - 21
A Streetcar Named Desire : The winner of the 1948 Pulitzer Prize in drama is brought to life by one of Augusta's best young performance collectives at Le Chat Noir.
The Frog Prince : "One fine evening a young princess put on her bonnet and clogs, and went out to take a walk by herself in a wood..." Storyland Theater brings their rendition of this classic tale to the stage for an afternoon performance at Augusta University's Grover/Maxwell Theater.