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TWIA (This Week In Augusta) Week of 03/06/17 | Holi Fest, Star Gazing, Soul Unlimited, Celtic Tenors, more!

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(Event date: Tue 03/07)   Tuesday's Music Live continues its 29th season with a free concert by celebrated pianist and recording artist, Petronel Malan. The Grammy-nominated recitalist, orchestral soloist and chamber musician performs on a Steinway concert grand at Saint Paul’s Church located at 7th and Reynolds Streets. A catered lunch immediately follows the performance, with reservations available online

(Event Date: Wed 03/08)   Pork Chop Productions and Augusta University’s Literacy Center present “The Emperor’s New Clothes” this Wednesday morning at 10 at the Maxwell Theatre on AU’s Summerville Campus. It’s an adaption of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale--with a few twists and some new characters--that encourages audience participation. More information and seat reservations available at 

(Event Date: Thu 03/09)    The opening reception for the exhibit featuring the work of David Swanagin—an oil painter specializing in landscapes—is Thursday evening at 5pm. It takes place at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta on Greene Street. For more information, you can visit

 (Event date: Thu 03/09)   This Thursday evening, Ellis Hall—Georgia native and the “Ambassador of Soul”—performs a tribute to Marin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles. It’s “Soul Unlimited” with Mr. Hall in concert with Symphony Orchestra Augusta at the Bell.Auditorium located at 712 Telfair Street. More info about the event and SOA Pops! can be found at

(Event Date: Sat 03/11)   Saturday morning at 8:30, The Greater Augusta Sports Council hosts the Insane Inflatable 5k—a fun fitness run made up of roughly a dozen inflatable obstacles designed to be accessible to everyone. It takes place at Diamond Lakes Park on Windsor Spring Road. A free Sportsfest & Wellness expo set up at Diamond Lakes Community Center runs from 10 ‘til 2:30. Additional info at

(Event date: Sat 03/11)   It’s Star Gazing Night this Saturday from 6:30 to 10pm at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, presented by the Astronomy Club of Augusta. Guests can enjoy a vista of lunar craters and constellations, with telescopes and binoculars provided by the Astronomy Club. Blankets, binoculars, layered clothing and bug repellant recommended for this FREE event. You can register and learn more online at

(Event Date: Sun 03/12)   Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta presents, “Wine, Women & Shoes”.  It's Sunday afternoon, 2 o’clock, at The Legends Club on Washington Road. The event includes fabulous shopping, wine tasting, “Best In Shoe” Contest, savory food bites, a fashion show, the Sole Men, and more. Proceeds benefit pediatric patients and their families at Augusta’s Ronald McDonald House. Tickets and info at

(Event Date: Mon 03/13)   The CREW and Indian Cultural Exchange--student organizations on the campus of Augusta University--host “Holi Fest” on Monday, March 13th on campus at the Science Field Lawn from 4 to 6pm. Often referred to as the Festival of Colors, this Hindu tradition signifies the arrival of spring. More information available on the CREW page at under the Student Life tab.

(Event Date: Tue 03/14)   The classical crossover group, Celtic Tenors, performs at The J.S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, on Evans Town Center Boulevard, Tuesday the 14th at 7:30pm.  The group stepped onto the world stage after an impromptu audition in Ireland 17 years ago.  Since signing their recording deal, their innovative musical interpretations have earned them a faithful following. Tickets and additional information are available at

(Event Date: Thu 03/16)   The 4th annual fundraiser for the Augusta Museum of History—“Night at the Museum”—takes place with two performances next Thursday, March 10th, at 6:00 and 7:30pm, at the Museum located downtown on Reynolds Street. This leap through time features a cabaret setting with actors portraying historic figures plus musical interludes by barbershop quartets. More information online at

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