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TWIA (This Week In Augusta) Week of 05/15/17 | Scotty McCreery, BanjoBque, Glenn Miller Orchestra, much more...

Spring is in full swing in Augusta and the CSRA. Check out what's happening!

(Event Date: Tue & Wed 05/16-17)   The Augusta Junior Players are conducting auditions for their upcoming production of “Curtains”, a musical comedy whodunit. Auditions are today and tomorrow at 7pm at The Jessye Norman School, 739 Green Street in Downtown Augusta.  Aspiring performers should come dressed to dance, ready to do a cold reading, and with one musical theatre style song prepared. Additional info available at Augusta Players.Org

(Event Dates: Thu- Sat 05/18)   The Ft. Gordon Dinner Theatre continues their run of “Crimes of the Heart” this weekend with performances Thursday through Sunday. It’s the story of three sisters, returning to a small Mississippi town, awaiting news of the family patriarch’s last hours, while dealing with their own grave yet hilarious troubles. Showtime is 7pm each night in Building 32100 on 3rd Avenue, Ft. Gordon. Additional info at FortGordon.com/events. 

(Event date: Fri 05/19)   This Friday, it’s time for the Columbia County’s Choral Society’s 20th Anniversary Gala Concert at First Baptist Church of Evans located at 515 N. Belair Road. The event begins at 7:30pm and features the music of internationally known Georgia composer, Daniel Elder, plus a composition commissioned in memory of Choral Society founding director, Jack Kearns. Tickets and more info available at ColumbiaCountyChoralSociety.org

(Event Date: Fri–Sat 05/19-20)   The Spring North East Georgia Vintage Market Days event is set for this Friday through Sunday at The Hippodrome, 5540 Jefferson Davis Hwy in North Augusta. This Flea Market / Barn Sale features vendors offering original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings & a little more. Additional information is available at Vintage Market Days.Com .

(Event Date: Fri–Sun 05/19–/21)   The Augusta Mini Theatre presents, “All God’s Children Got Guns” this weekend at The Judith Simon Drama Studio on the theatre’s campus at 548 Deans Bridge Road. Productions are scheduled tonight at 8pm, with matinee performances set for Saturday and Sunday. Tickets and additional information are available at Augusta Mini Theatre.com.

(Event dates: Sat 05/20)   Coming to Evans this Saturday, it’s the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra—the most sought after big band in the world today for both concert and dance engagements. The Orchestra continues the Glenn Miller legend and continues the unique sound first heard over six decades ago. Showtime at the Hardin Performing Arts Center is 7:30pm; doors open at 6:30. Tickets and more info online at AugustaAmusements.com

(Event date: Sat 05/20)   This weekend, Augusta’s Imperial Theatre presents An Evening with Scotty McCreery—award-winning Country Music singer/songwriter who’s toured with Brad Paisley and Rascall Flatts, headlined tours, earned industry accolades and amassed millions of followers on social media. Showtime this Saturday is 8:00pm. Tix and more info online at imperialtheatre.org

(Event Date: Sat 05/20)   The 2nd Annual Lucy Craft Laney Museum Benefit Golf Tournament is this weekend. Friday night’s pairing reception takes place at the Museum, 1116 Phillips Street.  The Tournament tees off at 8 o’clock Saturday morning at The Augusta Municipal Golf Course. The After Tournament Gathering is Saturday evening at The Cotton Patch Restaurant.  Additional info at Lucy Craft Laney Museum.Com

(Event date: Mon 05/22)   The Hopelands Summer Concert Series continues this coming Monday, May 22nd, with a performance by the Aiken Concert Band beginning at 7pm. The venue is the beautiful Hopelands Gardens located in Aiken at 135 Dupree Place and admission is free. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended for seating, and picnic baskets are permitted. Details, including rain location, are available at VsitAikenSC.com on the calendar page.

(Event date: Fri/Sat 05/26-27)   Coming to Evans Towne Center Park Memorial Day Weekend, it’s the 8th annual Papa Joe’s BanjoBque 2-day outdoor festival. You can enjoy great music, food, fireworks and spirits while listening to a fantastic lineup of bands including GreenSky Bluegrass on Friday and the Avett Brothers on Saturday. Tickets, event schedule, lineup of bands, and more online at banjobque.com