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September 28, 2011

Ready to Make Some Weekend Plans?  Columbus, GA is the Place to be!!

So how 'bout it?  Are you ready to make out your list of things to do this weekend?  I don't mean things like cleaning out the gutters, doing laundry or grocery shopping…it's time to have some fun, so let's take a look a just a few of the event taking place this weekend.  And so I won't ramble on for days, make sure you head to the Community Calendar to get all the scoop on these and lots of other happenings going on.

It’s another busy weekend in Uptown Columbus, but that pretty much seems to be the norm! First up, I can’t think of a better way to kick off this weekend than with a free concert in Uptown Friday night (Sept 30) and there’s a lot of buzz around this band…The Dirty Guv’nahs…so can’t wait to check them out. Take your family and your lawn chairs and enjoy the show in the 1000 block of broadway! And it's free…you gotta love that.

Then, it’s the 2nd Annual Seafood Festival brought to you by The Market (1039 1st Ave) and it’s a day crammed full of fun and this event has something for everyone…shopping, live music, SEC football, adult libations, and tons of SEAFOOD  (Saturday, 12:00noon-10:00pm)! They’re not kidding when they say tons…more than 12,000 pounds of seafood, 10 cooking stations and Columbus’ largest oyster bar are on tap. Lots of live music is planned from the likes of Ed Cox, Kevin Vannoy and The Soul Providers, a Kids Zone, and vendors set up with some great shopping opportunities! But the best part is that this will raise funds for AFLAC’s Children’s Cancer Center and ‘An Uptown Market Thanksgiving’ that will help feed the less fortunate this Thanksgiving.  Admission is only $10 for adults and ages 12 and under are admitted free.

This is one of the coolest things I’ve heard about in a long time! After the groundbreaking and hugely successful 2010 Kansas Collegiate Symphony Tour, legendary rock band Kansas is not only continuing, but expanding the tour this fall…and that includes a stop right here in Columbus where they’ll be performing with the Schwob School of Music at CSU. Their first album was released back in 1974 and they have been churning out hits since then like “Point of No Return,” “Carry on My Wayward Son,” and “Dust in the Wind.” The point of this tour, besides getting to hear some incredible music, is they are helping to raise funds and awareness for college and university music programs. Make sure you check out the violinist—it’s one of the most talented musicians I’ve ever seen and Columbus’ very own David Ragsdale!  It's taking place in Heard Theatre at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts this Saturday night (Oct 1) beginning at 7:30pm and tickets range from $26.50-$46.50.

It’s also a big weekend at the Little White House in Warm Springs, GA! There are activities happening all weekend, so work this in your plans if you can. Kicking things off Saturday morning (10am) is the 3rd Annual Roosevelt Regatta at the Boat House. President Roosevelt loved all things nautical and this will include a model sailboat regatta, living history, knot-tying instructions, compass reading and more. Then there’s the Memorial Plaque Dedication on Saturday (1:00pm) celebrating the 100th Masonic Birthday of Pres. Roosevelt—they’ll even have lots of cool antique cars on display on the front lawn of the Little White House. On Sunday, the whole town will be celebrating FDR’s first visit to Warm Springs complete with a proclamation ceremony, an FDR impersonator, book signing, and even an “Ask FDR” segment!  Admission ranges from $5-$8.

If you’re in the mood for some theatre this weekend, you’re in luck! Not only will you find the “Blues Brothers Review” at the Springer (last weekend, by the way!), but there’s also a new musical production at the Liberty Theatre called “Purlie,” and this was written in part by screen legend Ossie Davis. The plot centers around a dynamic, traveling preacher, Purlie Victorius Judson, who returns to his small Georgia town hoping to save the community’s church. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and there's also a matinee this Sunday at 3:00pm.  Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for Seniors, Military, and Students, and kids ages 12 & under get in for $10.

And there’s even more theater being offered up and it’s one that younger members of the family will love… “Oliviatown” at the Springer Opera House. It’s a production created by two of the most talented people in Columbus—musician Alan Levi and artist Garry Pound. If your schedule has already filled up, go ahead and pencil it in for next weekend.  Admission: $5, $7, $10.

Maybe knowing there's a weekend of fun stuff coming up will help us get through the next couple of days!

Now, go have some fun…




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