Jan 1. National Bloody Mary Day
Jan 4 & 5. Poison Peach Film Festival number eleven takes place at the fabulous Imperial Theatre in downtown Augusta. This year Friday night is horror night and features Wages of Cine’s Tales of Terror. Saturday night is family friendly and features the WWII aviation epic Storm Birds, a world premiere feature. Weekend Passes are $20 and Individual days are $13.
Jan 5. Augusta Symphony Gala. 8:00 p.m. Visit, www. millertheateraugusta.com.
Jan. 7. Orthodox Christmas Day
Jan. 9. Want to apply to Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival? Are you a local visual artist who would like to have a booth in the Fine Arts and Crafts Market? Classes are free and will guide you through the application process at 1301 Greene Street, Augusta. Visit, www.artsintheheart.com.
Jan 9. National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Jan 10. Clay Walker. Six String Southern Productions is proud to announce country music star Clay Walker who will perform live in concert along with his full band. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.
Jan 11. Southern Soul and Song. Presents Dailey and Vincent, an American bluegrass music group composed of Jamie Dailey (guitar, bass, vocals), Darrin Vincent (mandolin, guitar, bass, vocals), Aaron McCune (guitar, vocals), Jeff Parker (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Patrick McAvinue (fiddle), Shaun Richardson (guitar, vocals), Bob Mummert (drums) and Jessie Baker (banjo, guitar, vocals). Visit, www.imperialtheatre.com.
Jan 12. Diana Ross. Bell Auditorium.
Diana Ross defines icon. A remarkable career spanning over 50 years, Ms. Ross is an international treasure. She is considered one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time. Visit www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.
Jan 12. National Kiss a Ginger Day.
Jan 12. Augusta Futurity at James Brown Arena. The Augusta Futurity was launched in February 1980 with 140 nominations and has grown beyond the greatest expectations of ACCHA members. Top horses and their trainer-riders from the Southwest soon heard about the tight organization and added prize money at the Augusta Futurity – and soon headed that way, making Augusta one of their regular stops. Visit, www.augustafuturity.com. For preferred seats and other tickets, call 706-823-3417.
Jan 12. Extra Inning Bull Riding. Presented by Coach T’s and features 40 of the top, big time bull riders, here for one reason, “To Win the Big Money”, 50 of the top bulls of the American Bull Riding Tour, the Spectacular Opening production, The Exciting Championship Round and The Famous Bull Chip Throw/ Win a “Decked Out” EZ GO Golf Cart
Jan 16. Art Garfunkel at Miller Theater. Hailed by the New York Times as a “beautiful countertenor,” legendary singer ART GARFUNKEL has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 solo albums, the most recent being Some Enchanted Evening in 2007. Visit, www. millertheateraugusta.com.
Jan 14 Orthodox New Year.
Jan 15. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 18. National Thesaurus Day
Jan 19. Turn your New Years resolutions into realities, dreams into destiny and ideas into facts. This is not just another free conference, it is a platform and informational center for those who are ready to, “Live a Life Full of Success on Purpose.” 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Augusta University JSAC-Ballroom.
Jan 19. Robert E. Lee’s Birthday
Jan 20. National Cheese Lovers Day.
Jan 22 and 24. Westminster Schools of Augusta invites you to Open House on January 22 and 24. You will be able to take a tour of the campus, visit classrooms, and meet teachers.
Grades PK3 – 5: Pamplin Hall, January 24 at 6:00pm.
Grades 6 – 12: Knox Hall, January 22 at 6:00pm.
We look forward to meeting you. For more information and to RSVP, please visit www.wsa.net/openhouse.
Jan 23. Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven at Miller Theater. Visit, www. millertheateraugusta.com.
Jan 23. National Pie Day.
Jan 25. Alro Guthrie. For more info, visit www.millertheateraugusta.com.
Jan 25. National Have Fun at Work Day.
Jan 26. Traxxas Monster Truck Tour. James Brown Arena. See these incredible 10,000-pound, car-crushing giants compete in Racing, Wheelie Contests and then rock the house with amazing Freestyle Action during the Traxxas Monster Truck Tour! Plus, meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event Autograph Pit Party including appearances from SKULLY, X-MAXX, CRANIAC & OTHERS PLUS, ride in a real Monster Truck during the Pit Party and Intermission.
For more information go to www.monstertrucktour.com.
Jan 26. The Beach Boys. Led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who, along with Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston joined The Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glenn Campbell, who filled-in for Brian Wilson, on vocals/bass, when he retired from touring. Highly regarded in his field, Johnston’s vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock’s elite artists. Visit www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.
Jan 26. Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at Miller Theater. Visit, www. millertheateraugusta.com.
Jan 27. Patti LaBell. The legendary Patti LaBelle returns to The Bell Auditorium stage for one night only. Beautiful simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that she is known and revered for. Visit, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.
Jan 28. National Kazoo Day.
Jan 30. Open House at St. Mary On The Hill Catholic School. 9:00 a.m. For more info, visit www.stmaryssaints.org.
Feb 3. Georgia Bridal Show. The Trusted, Original, and Most Awarded & Attended: Georgia Bridal Shows & Wedding Expos Since 1990! Visit, www.georgiabridalshow.com.
Article appears in the January 2019 issue of Augusta Magazine.