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TWIA (This Week In Augusta) Week of 04/17/17 | Jazz, Rock, Bluegrass, Pop, Classical, more!

GPB-Augusta's weekly blog of area events

(Event Date: Mon 4/17)   Los Amigos Hispanos present Dia del Idioma, a fun evening of spelling, singing, dance and culture--all en español. It takes place from 5 ‘til 7pm Monday in the ballroom of The Jaguar Student Activity Center on Augusta University’s Summerville Campus and is free and open to the public. More info on the Los Amigos Hispanos of Augusta University facebook page.

(Event Date: Tue 04/18)   Tuesday evening at 7:30, The Augusta University Jazz Ensemble presents their spring concert. It takes place in Maxwell Theatre on AU’s Summerville Campus, 2500 Walton Way. The vibrant group of student artists performs under the direction of Dr. Rob Foster. Tickets and additional information available at Augusta.UniversityTickets.com.

(Event date: Thu 04/20)   Augusta’s Imperial Theatre presents “Deconstructing the Beatles”—the documentary film series by composer, producer and Beatles aficionado Scott Freiman. The series continues this Thursday with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Beatles’ psychedelic 1967 album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Showtime, 7:30pm. Tix and info at imperialtheatre.com.

(Event Date: Fri 04/21)   AU’s SPED Club is hosting an Easter egg hunt for children with special needs and their siblings. The hunt takes place Friday from 4:00 to 5:20pm at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library on Telfair Street. For more information, you can visit ‘Egg Hunt for Children with Special Needs’ at events.augusta.com.

(Event Date: Fri 04/21 & 04/28)   The Enopion Theatre Company presents a play, The Life and Times of Petunia Butterby about the experiences of an English orphan as she discovers what she believes in. Performances take place at the Kroc Center on Broad Street this Friday and next Friday at 7pm. For more information, you can visit Enopion.com.

(Event Date: Sat 04/22)    North Augusta presents Kids Earth Day at Brick Pond Park Saturday from 10 to 2 at Brick Pond Park in South Carolina. It is an opportunity to bring the family for a day of outdoor activity, food, music, education, and more. More information available under the calendar tab at northaugusta.net.

(Event Date: Sat 04/22)    The “Dreams, Imagination and Gift Development” or “DIG” Program hosts their 2nd annual DIG STEM festival on Saturday from 10 ‘til 5. The family-friendly event includes Flying Drones, Robotics, Flight Simulators, Virtual reality games and more. It takes place on Main Street in Williston, SC.  More info at DIGDP.Org.

(Event Date: Sun 04/23)    The Aiken Polo Club hosts the First Sunday Game of 2017 this Sunday from 1 to 3pm at historic Whitney Field on Mead Avenue in Aiken. It is an opportunity to enjoy polo games lasting 1 ½ to to 2 hours. More information available at aikenpolo.org

(Event date: Sun 04/23)   This Sunday, a popular local string trio plays bluegrass standards and originals at the Morris Museum. It’s The Henrys performing at 2pm in the Museum’s auditorium located at 10th and Reynolds Street at the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta. You can learn more about this FREE musical event by visiting the Museum website at TheMorris.org

(Event date: Thu 04/27)   Symphony Orchestra Augusta presents the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers in concert at the Bell Auditorium on Thursday, April 27th. The group has recorded with Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, Paul McCartney, and The Dixie Chicks. Their authentic American bluegrass plays around the world—but you can seem right here with Symphony Orchestra Augusta. Tix and info at SOAugusta.org.

(Event date: Tue 04/28)   Coming to Augusta University’s Maxwell Theatre April 28th, it’s the Akropolis Reed Quintet. The group combines sax, clarinet, oboe and bassoon to perform unique compositions and arrangements. The concert takes place from 7:30 to 9:30 and is part of the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Series. Tix and info online at augusta.edu/maxwelltheatre

(Event Date: Sat 05/06)   GPB-Augusta, Garden City Jazz, The Greater Augusta Arts Council, and AU’s Music Department present the spring Straight A Jazz concert. It takes place beginning at 6pm on AU’s Summervillle Campus in at the Barnard Amphitheatre. Performers include New-York based saxtress, flutist and singer, Paula Atherton as well as cellist, vocalist and arranger, Arpenik Hokabyan. Tickets and info at Augusta.edu/MaxwellTheatre.