Westobou winds down as Ironman heats up

A busy entertainment weekend offers something for everyone, ranging from zydeco and a classic take on video game music tonight, to triathletes competing in the ESI Ironman 70.3 on Sunday.


Here's a roundup:


Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas Band: 7 p.m., Augusta Common; free

Video Games Live!: 7:30 p.m., Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $20-$50; augustasymphony.org

DSW: Where These Shoes Fit: 7 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 1104 Greene St.; $5

The Wynns: Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise, 6:15 p.m., departs from Enterprise Mill Petersburg Boat dock; check in at Canal Interpretive Center; $24; augustacanal.com

Tunes from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s: 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center; $10; presented by Augusta Collegium Musicum

New York Chamber Soloists: 8 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $25; $7 children, students; ASU students, faculty, staff free; maxwelltheatre.aug.edu


Spotlight on Harmony: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; matinee $17 ($14 advance); evening $20 ($17 advance); gardencitychorus.org

Voices of the Past: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; character monologues in theater format; adults $4, senior citizens $3, ages 5-18 $2, 4 and younger free; (706) 722-8454

Big Kids Accordion Band: 2:30 p.m., festival stage, Augusta Common; free

Jubba and Friends: 6 p.m., Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel, Paine College, 1235 15th St.

Making Faces Workshop: 10 a.m., Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St.; $50; presented by Clay Artists of the Southeast; clayartistsofthesoutheast.com

ABT II: 7 p.m., Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; presented by the Augusta Ballet; $15-$35; augustaballet.org

Porter Fleming Literary Competition Awards Ceremony: 2 p.m., Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St., free; westoboufestival.com

Pottery Demonstrations and concert with Tara Scheyer and the mud puppy band: 11 a.m., Hammond’s Ferry brick pond, North Augusta; free; hammondsferry.com

Old School Music Festival: 7:30 p.m., Jessye Norman Amphitheater; Eric Mayweather and the Finesse Band, the Tony Howard Show, Radical Praise, the Tuskegee Glee Club; $20 advance, $25 day of show; augustaarts.com

Festival Dance Series: 4 to 7 p.m., festival stage, Augusta Common; performances by Augusta Dance Coalition: Alchemy, Augusta West Dance Studio, The Ball­-room Dance Center, Columbia CountyBallet, John S. Davidson Fine Arts School, and Savannah Winds Middle Eastern Dancers; free; augustaballet.org

Mount Zion Spiritual Singers: 2 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 1104 Greene St.; free


ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta: Event includes 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1-mile run;starts at Fifth Street Marina with national anthem at 6:57 a.m. and race start at 7:30 a.m.; route throughdowntown Augusta and Aiken County (Beech Island, Jackson and New Ellenton); awards presentation at Augustsa Common at 3 p.m.



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