Best of Augusta offers an early start to a festive weekend

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Augusta Magazine’s annual Best of Augusta party takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the National Science Center’s Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.

The event, which benefits Fort Discovery, features winners of the magazine's readers poll and offers an evening of food and entertainment.

The event opens a big weekend of entertainment options in Augusta, including the Greek Festival on Friday through Sunday, The Art of Chocolate and Lexie’s Legacy Benefit Acoustapalooza on Friday, and the Hispanic Festival and Symphony Orchestra Augusta on Saturday.

Shizuo Z Kuwahara makes his debut as the conductor and music director for the symphony at the concert.

We have your guide to these events and other area happenings in print on Thursday in the Applause section.

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