29TH ANNUAL AUGUSTA FUTURITY: Cutting horse competition; through Jan. 26, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $2-$16.50; general admission gold ticket $40; (706) 823-3417,

WRANGLER FAMILY FUN FEST: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Seventh Street Plaza side of James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; pony rides, petting zoo, Western town, children's photos on a longhorn steer; free; (706) 833-9599

LA MAISON'S GALA EVENT: 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner, Sunday, La Maison, 404 Telfair St.; seven-course French dinner by Chef Heinz with French wines; $95 plus tax and gratuity; or (706) 722-4805

GEORGIA BRIDAL SHOW: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; bridal merchants in Augusta and bridal fashion show; $10


THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD BAND: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, First Baptist Church, tickets available at Georgia Bank & Trust, First Baptist Church, Fort Gordon Federal Credit Union, Augusta and Columbia County chambers of commerce; big band, jazz, pop and classical; free; Paul Brewer (706) 650-5400

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, Eye Care One Laser Center, 3152 Washington Road; held by Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce; chamber members free, $10 others; registration required; (706) 821-1300,

COREY SMITH: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $15;

FOUNDER'S DAY CELEBRATION: 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27, St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1296 Marks Church Road; guest speaker, Myra Reese; open to public; free

BROADWAY AT THE BELL: Movin' Out, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7; David Copperfield, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13; Ring of Fire, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; Evita, 7:30 p.m. March 13; Chicago, 8 p.m. April 18; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $145-$250 season tickets; (877) 858-0300

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