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Westobou, First Friday, Oktoberfest and more events this weekend

Festivals, events dominate

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 7:43 PM
Last updated Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 2:50 PM
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JOHNNYSWIM performed at the Old Academy of Richmond County.  JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF
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JOHNNYSWIM performed at the Old Academy of Richmond County.

During First Friday in downtown Augusta, people dressed as zombies will roam Riverwalk Augusta and nearby streets. The fourth annual Zombie Walk begins at the Eighth Street bulkhead at Riverwalk around sunset.

GALLERIES

Art enthusiasts can browse Broad Street galleries during First Friday or special galleries for the Westobou Festival which continues through Sunday.

THE COLOR RUN

A new addition to Westobou is The Color Run, an untimed 5K run at 9 a.m. Saturday. Runners begin the race dressed in all white and have colored paints tossed at them at each kilometer as music plays.

OKTOBERFEST

At Fort Gordon’s Barton Field, the Oktoberfest continues through Sunday. The German festival features carnival rides, beer and German food, music and dancers.

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

In Aiken, St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School, 118 York St. SE, will hold the 25th annual Chocolate Festival. It runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The festival will feature lots of chocolate plus carnival rides, a silent auction and plant, used books and DVD sales.

OLIVER HARDY FESTIVAL

The Oliver Hardy Festival is also celebrating its 25th annual event on Saturday in Harlem, the birthplace of Hardy from the famous comedy duo Laurel and Hardy.

The festival includes more than 350 crafts, food and novelty vendors and a Oliver Hardy look-alike contest.

TODAY AT WESTOBOU

• Noon, American Treasures featuring bass-baritone Oral Moses and pianist Rosalyn Floyd performing songs
by American composers and spirituals dating from 1950 to today, Church of the Good Shepherd, free

• 5 and 6:15 p.m.,
For those wanting to get a concentrated dose of Westobou’s visual art offerings,
a trolley-driven
gallery crawl, with stops at all four venues, will begin at Old Academy of Richmond County Gallery; $10 advance

• 8 p.m., T. Hardy Morris, an Augusta-bred talent, best known for his work with Dead Confederate, has garnered a lot of attention for his new solo record Audition Tapes, Parade Grounds at the Old Richmond Academy, 540 Telfair St., free

• 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Screenings of T. Hardy Morris’s Endangered Places videos, which feature live performances from Audition Tapes played in some of Georgia’s most iconic endangered structures, will also be shown at the Old Academy of Richmond County, which is open through Sunday.

PLAN AHEAD

The Westobou Festival continues today through Sunday. Tickets are available at westoboufestival.com, or at Westobou headquarters, 965 Broad St.


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