Black Nativity

Black Nativity is a unique story-telling experience of the Nativity based on the Song Play written by African-American poet and playwright Langston Hughes. As a young person, Hughes was active in the Karamu Players in Cleveland. He wrote several plays and musicals in the 50s and 60s before creating “The Gospel Song Play” which is now called Black Nativity. It was first performed at the York Theatre and President Kennedy’s International Jazz Festival. The one-act musical features an entirely black cast and combines the testifying and down-home preaching of the rich African-American church culture. There are African costumes, spirituals and moving songs of worship. It opens in a modern day African-American church on Christmas Day and takes audiences on a journey back to the Bethlehem of Mary and Joseph. This intimate, unique and culturally rich Christmas story will have audiences on their feet!

Bell Auditorium
December 7
8 — 11pm

Colton Ballet’s The Nutcracker Tea

Sweet young dancers will be captivated by the characters of the Nutcracker at the Nutcracker Tea. Colton Ballet’s Sugar Plum Fairy retells the story of the holiday favorite while children taste sweet treats and teas at the Old Government House on Telfair Street, Saturday, December 14, 1 — 5pm. Reservations are required and can be made online at Bo Peep, polichenelles, waltz flowers, ballerina doll and many more Nutcracker dancers will spend the afternoon talking to and enjoying the company of all the small guests.

6th Annual Auggie’s Holiday BUZZar and Movie Night

 This 2-day event starts Friday night with a holiday movie favorite and plenty of hot chocolate, coffee and adult beverages. Kids 5 and under are FREE. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots to receive a discounted ticket price. Come back Saturday for the BUZZar holiday market featuring local vendors for all your Christmas shopping. Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, inflatables, free hot chocolate and coffee, holiday music and live performers. Dogs welcome!

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Aimee Serafin, editor of the Augusta Family Magazine.