Dustin Lynch Concert, School Talent Show, German Festival

Looking for something to do this week? Pay homage to beloved actor and activist Richard Justice with Broadway favorites. Or head to the Bell Auditorium where they’ll go into “party mode” when American country star Dustin Lynch takes the stage. For a more competitive-minded show, residents can attend a “Battle of the Schools” talent show. Those who want something more international can visit the “Augsburg Haus Plarrer” festival. Additionally, Augusta Partnership for Children hosts a full week of events and there are several smaller performances, such as the next installment of the Grantski Stage Fund concert series and an improv comedy at Le Chat Noir. Here are more details on these and other upcoming festivities in the Augusta area:

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Performances

Platinum recording artist Dustin Lynch will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 27 at The Bell at 712 Telfair Street in Augusta. Lynch is known for his hit singles like “Cowboys and Angels” and “Small Town Boy”.

Just around the corner, the first birthday party for augusta will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 27 at the James Brown Arena at 601 7th Street. There will be live music from several artists like No Cap, Lil Poppa, Glorilla, Money Man and Big Boogie.

Tickets for both shows can be purchased at the James Brown box office and online at augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.

A tribute to Richard Justice, a beloved Augusta actor and activist who died in 2020, takes place August 26-27.

If a 40-member choir singing Spamalot and Wizard of Oz tribute tunes is your jam, then you should probably consider the weekend performance of the Augusta Broadway Singers. Riverfront Theater Company presents “If Love Was Enough, You’d Still Be Here” at 7 p.m. Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27 at the North Augusta Community Center at 495 Brookside Avenue. They will celebrate local activist and arts icon, Richard Justice, who passed away in 2020. Complimentary dessert and coffee will be available. Tickets can be purchased online at rtc.ticketleap.com.

CSRA Battle of the Schools Talent Show is 5 p.m. Saturday, August 27 at Elks Lodge #205 near Riverwatch Parkway in Augusta. K-12 students will show off their skills by competing for cash prizes and awards. Registration is available at the Wallace Branch Library at 1237 Laney Walker Boulevard in Augusta or online on the lodge’s Facebook page.

The next installment of Grantski Records Stage Fund Concert Series is 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 26 at Grantski Records at 1151 Broad Street in Augusta. It will be a “Jazz Night” featuring the Browntown Gritty, the Soultown Horns with the Browntown Gritty), Moxie and the Sophisticates. Proceeds will help Grantski fund a new stage and space. Tickets can be purchased online at eventbrite.com.

Schrodinger’s cat will bring another improv comedy night at Chat Noir at 304 8th Street in Augusta at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.

festivals

Large servings of Jaeger Schnitzel are one of the reasons Columbia County loves Augsburg Haus.

The Augsburg Haus Plarrer Festival is 5 p.m. on Friday, August 26 at Augsburg Haus at 4460 Washington Road in Evans. This is Germany’s first restaurant festival and will feature a live band, drawings, a mug-holding contest and plenty of German food and beer.

Columbia County Food Truck Friday is 6 p.m. on Friday, August 26 at Evans Towne Center Park at 7016 Evans Towne Center Boulevard. There will be several food trucks and drinks, as well as live entertainment.

Current events

Runners and walkers looking to have fun with their dogs can visit the Ruff Run/Walk at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 26 at the Olmstead Lake trailhead at the end of Milledge Road in Augusta. There will be raffles and giveaways, as well as snacks for the dogs and their owners.

The next day, at the same place, it’s ADP Augusta 3rd annual 5K for the cause. Proceeds will be donated to the Cycle for the Cause fundraising initiative and Augusta Pride. For more information, visit active.com.

APC Children’s Week

Skateland of Augusta instructor Brian Lewis slides on the rink in Augusta, Georgia on January 9, 2022.

Augusta Partnership for Children is a local non-profit organization that helps provide resources for children and their families. Its Children’s Week is a special celebration for children from infancy to age 19. Free entry. Here are the participating events:

Skating evening at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23 at the Skateland of Augusta at 2451 Windsor Spring Road in Augusta.

Children’s story time at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24 at the Augusta Library at 823 Telfair Street in Augusta.

Kids in the Kitchen virtual cooking demo at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 25 on APC’s social media platforms.

Sleepover movie night at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 26, at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater and the Plaza at the end of 8th Street in Augusta.

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