By Aimee Serafin


October 10-13

Augusta Greek Festival

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (953 Telfair Street)

FREE admission. Greek food and pastries, Greek bazaar, music and dancing.

Hours vary by day. Visit www.holytrinityaugusta for more information.




October 11

Southern Soul and Song Series Appalachian Road Show and Darrell Scott

Imperial Theatre

7:30 – 9pm

Admission: $15-45




October 11

Moonlight Music Cruise– “Art of Expression, Jonay Bailey”

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

6 – 7:30pm

Admission: $23-25



October 13

Audra McDonald visits Augusta for the Jessye Norman School of the Arts’ Annual Benefit Concert

An Evening with Audra McDonald takes place on October 13, 4pm, at the Miller Theater. Doors open at 3pm. Click here for ticket information:

Audra McDonald is a Grammy, Emmy and 6-time Tony Award winning actress, which distinguishes her as the most decorated performer in American theater. In 2015, she received the highest honor for achievement in the arts with a National Medal of Arts presented by President Barack Obama and was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people. McDonald’s list of achievements includes performances in Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, The Secret Garden, Marie Christine (Tony nomination), Henry IV, 110 in the Shade (Tony nomination), Shuffle Along, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921, and All That Followed. In addition to her success as an actress on stage and in film and television, McDonald has six solo albums as a recording artist. McDonald honed her classical voice training at Juilliard and has performed with leading opera companies and orchestras around the world. Her passions off stage include advocacy for equal rights and homeless youth.

Aimee Serafin, editor of the Augusta Family Magazine.