Ready for the weekend?

Mike Epps

The weekend is here and there’s a wealth of entertainment options in Augusta and Aiken. Here’s a sampling:



Mike Epps (Next Day Air, Next Friday) performs at 7:30 p.m. at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. Tickets cost $26.50 to $36.50. See, or call (877) 428-4849.

Augusta rockers L.i.E. celebrate the release of their new CD with a show at Sky City, 1157 Broad St., that also features Americana rock act 48Volt and hip-hop combo Rebel Lion (which also recently released an outstanding CD). Doors open at 8 p.m., music starts at 10 p.m., and admission is $5. See


Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre continues its run of the contemporary comedy Unnecessary Farce at 8 p.m. each nigh at the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building. 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28-$37, $20 show only. Call (706) 793-8552.


Thunder Over Augusta, a salute to the military, begins at 11 a.m. and features events along Augusta Common and at the field behind the Old Depot on Reynolds Street. Events include music performances, military demonstrations and a massive fireworks show. The best part is the price: Free.

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Augusta’s Best Dance Crew is featured at a free concert sponsored by the Columbia County Ballet at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd., behind the library in Evans. The event will feature local hip-hop artists. Call (706) 860-1852.


The Candlelight Jazz series continues with a performance at 8 p.m. by A Step Up at the Eight Street bulkhead at Riverwalk Augusta. See

Jerry Carrier, the late executive director of The Hope House, will be honored with a memorial concert at 6:30 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 3185 Wheeler Road. Choirs from Aldersgate, Wesley United Methodist Church and the Augusta Children’s Chorale will perform. Call (706) 733-4416.

John Kolbeck opens the Music at the Morris Concert Series with a free performance at 2 p.m. at the auditorium stage of the Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St. Call (706) 724-7501.



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