This week: Clint Black, Raheem DeVaughn, Sam Bush in concert, a rom-com on stage, trivia
This week's entertainment offers a variety of live music opportunities, with everything from country and bluegrass to R&B and Elvis with The Sicilian Tenors thrown in for good measure. Prefer theater? Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will have you laughing with a comedy-themed show for Valentine's weekend: "Getting Sara Married." The Morris Museum of Art has several special exhibits showing now. In celebration of Valentine's Day, there are also several events that offer an opportunity for a unique date or just to have some fun. Here are some more details on these and other upcoming festivities:
Looking for a fabulous date night? Bell Auditorium is bringing in two opportunities this week. First, how about an evening of music with country superstar Clint Black? This legendary artist brings more than three decades of hits – including "Killin' Time" and "A Better Man" – as well as his latest album "Out of Sane" to Augusta's Bell Auditorium at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. Joining him will be ‘The Mrs.’ Lisa Hartman Black.
Second, enjoy An Evening of Love on Friday night with Raheem DeVaughn, Calvin Richardson and Leela James. DeVaughn, who has been nominated for multiple BET Awards for R&B Artist as well as Grammy Awards, has described himself as an "R&B hippie neo-soul rock star." The show begins at 8 p.m.
Get tickets for both shows at aectix.com.
Across the street at Imperial Theatre, the Morris Museum of Art Southern Soul and Songs series welcomes Sam Bush – the "Father of Newgrass" – on stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11.
Just a handful of seats remain for the popular Tony Howard's Motown/Elvis Review, also at the Imperial, beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. Now in its 16th year, this revue includes hits from The Temptations, Diana Ross and more.
Get tickets at imperialtheatre.com.
Head to Hardin Auditorium in Evans on Friday, Feb. 11, for what Augusta Amusements describes as "a romantic journey from Hollywood to Broadway to Italy" with The Sicilian Tenors. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Get seats from augustaamusements.com.
Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre has a Valentine's-themed comedy for audiences this week and next. "Getting Sara Married" is the tale of a single lawyer whose aunt decides to set her up with someone who's already engaged. But the fellow doesn't remember that after being bopped over the head. Dinner shows are at 8 p.m. (dinner's at 6:45) on Feb. 11-12, 14, 18-19; a late lunch matinee starts at 3 p.m. Feb. 20 with lunch at 1:45. For reservations, call (706) 793-8552.
Beginning Feb. 10, the Morris Museum of Art will showcase Views of Augusta from 1937-1941, paintings by Horace Talmage Day. The artist is "particularly well known for his depictions of Augusta, its environs, and the countryside throughout Georgia and South Carolina, especially the Lowcountry," according to the Morris. The special exhibit runs through May 8.
Continuing exhibitions include Jack Stewart: Artist, Teacher and Administrator through Feb. 20 as well as Charleston Renaissance artist Alfred Heber Hutty through July 24.
The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. See themorris.org for details.
Valentine's Day festivities
Valentine's Day is on Monday, but events celebrating the season of love are running all weekend long. Here are a few of them of them:
The Augusta GreenJackets are hosting a Valentine's Day Brunch on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the WOW! Club at SRP Park in North Augusta. The menu includes bourbon fried chicken and waffles, blueberry stuffed French toast, bottomless mimosas and other delectables. Brunch is at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought online at milb.com/augusta.
A Valentine's Ball is coming to the Crowne Plaza in North Augusta's Riverside Village on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 6 to 10 p.m., which will include dancing to live music as well as a cash bar and surf-and-turf dinner. Tickets can be bought online at eventbrite.com.
Trivia with Mike Sleeper is hosting two "Heart/Valentine's Day"-themed trivia events at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at Doc's Porchside on Washington Road in Augusta and at Pizza Joint at Richland Avenue West in Aiken. Sleeper explained that questions will cover everything related to hearts, love and the holiday itself.