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Top 5 things to get excited about in Augusta, Ga this October

Westobou Festival: October 2 – 6, 2013

From film and music collaborations like Joan of Arc + Kim Gordon with Body/Head to up-and-coming artists JOHNNYSWIM to world renowned Mark Morris Dance Group and “modern day Mark Twain” writer Roy Blount Jr., Westobou Festival brings innovative indie art and culture to the front and center of Augusta’s scene for five full days. For more info, visit WestobouFestival.com.

The Color Run: October 5, 2013

What do you get when you add head-to-toe paint to an untimed 5K that you can run, walk or both? The “Happiest 5K on the Planet”! Regardless of your age or athletic ability, you can experience the fun. At each kilometer, participants are doused in powder paint until they reach the party at the finish line! For more info, visit TheColorRun.com/Augusta.

Augusta Hispanic Festival: October 11 – 12, 2013

The Augusta Common is bursting with awesome authentic food and cultural performances during the Hispanic Festival! I dare you to try and walk downtown with being lured in by the smell of the food and the promise of fresh piña coladas served straight from the pineapple! Click here to see the Hispanic Festival video on YouTube. For more info, visit Elcervantino.org.

Augusta Greek Festival: October 11 – 13, 2013

You don’t eat no meat? That’s OK. They’ve got lamb. And baklava. Shop for great gifts at the bazaar, sit down and watch a traditional dance or two and make sure you try the food! You’ll feel like you’re part of a big Greek family before you leave. Click here to see the Greek Festival video on YouTube. For more info, visit HolyTrinityAugusta.org

Dark Corners: The Appalachian Murder Ballads: October 17, 2013

Asheville North Carolina artist, Julyan Davis, discusses his exhibition accompanied by a performance of murder ballads by folk musicians Greg and Lucretia Speas during the exhibition opening. You’ve gotta admit that a little macabre art and music is perfect for the festive and fun atmosphere leading up to Halloween. For more info, visit TheMorris.org.

October is a great month in Augusta and there’s lots more to do – check out our online calendar for a full list of events!

See ya’ll around!

Augusta Calendar of Events: 9/19 – 10/6

Lunch at Edgar’s Grille

I finally made it to Edgar’s Grille for lunch the other day. What a treat! Great service and good food.

I had the Korean Beef and my friend Greg had the Shrimp Po Boy. The Korean Beef was a perfect lunch serving with a good mix of salty and sweet.

Greg said the sandwich was very tasty with super fresh bread. He also commented on the unique way to serve the fries (in a glass) and that it was just the right amount.

For dessert, I had to try the bread pudding. It is really hard for me to say no to a dessert that is served on fire.

Edgar’s Grille is located at 3165 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30907.

About a mile north of I-20, at the intersection of Washington Road and Furys Ferry Road. For reservations and information call: (706) 854-4700

Hours:

Lunch:  Monday – Friday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Dinner:  Monday through Saturday

Bar area opens at 4:30 pm.

Dinner service begins at 5:30 pm.  Closes at 10 pm.

Sunday Brunch: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.

The “A” List: September 2013

Top 5 things to get excited about in Augusta, Ga this September

Border Bash: September 6, 2013

Fall and football go together like peas and carrots. Border Bash celebrates a long-time rivalry between the University of South Carolina and University of Georgia – bringing fans of both teams together for a night of music, drinks and a little trash-talking right on the border of our two great states. For more info, visit BorderBash.net.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band: September 16, 2013

New Orleans in coming to Augusta! The iconic Dirty Dozen Brass Band will take the stage at the historic Imperial Theatre downtown. Opening for the group are local favorites Funk You and JAMP. One night, three awesome bands – need I say more? For more info, visit ImperialTheatre.com.

Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival: September 20 -22, 2013

Arts in the Heart wasn’t named a top 20 event in the Southeast for nothing! Good food. Awesome art of all kinds. Live performances. The beer garden. All bursting at the seams in the heart of downtown Augusta on Broad Street. 5 bucks in advance, or $10 at the gate gets you into the festival all weekend – you just can’t beat that! For more info, visit ArtsInTheHeart.com.

Les Miserables: September 27-29, 2013

One of the most epic musicals of all time is being brought to life on the Imperial Theatre stage. Whether you’ve seen it a million times, or only ever heard of it – don’t miss the chance to see this Broadway smash. For more info, visit AugustaPlayers.org.

intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta: September 29, 2013

The largest half Ironman in the world brings world-class athletes to Augusta’s front door. Come and cheer each of them on as they push themselves to complete a 1.2 mile swim in the Savannah River, a 56 mile bike ride throughout Georgia and South Carolina and a 13.1 mile run through downtown Augusta. You will be amazed. For more info, visit AugustaSportsCouncil.org.

Makin’ Faces at Tire City Potters

Have you ever heard of a face jug? I hadn’t. At least, not until the folks over at Tire City Potters taught my coworkers and I how to make one!

Shishir, Sydney and Harrison were so friendly and such good teachers!

Before and after of my face jug. It was inspired by a drawing that hung on the wall!

Everyone's jugs turned out very differently and really showed off our personalities.

Making the face jugs only took two(ish) hours for us. The total time pretty much depends on your group and how detailed you want to be! Afterwards, they glaze and fire the face jug for you and you get to keep it! The glaze/fire process takes a few days. So now it feels like the week before Christmas – I just can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Tire City Potters is right across the street from Rooster's Beak and The Bee's Knees on 10th Street downtown.

I’m already making plans to go back – TO SHOP! They’ve got lots of glazed pottery (think coffee mugs, bowls, vases, and vessels) along with local art for sale. I can think of a few of my friends and family who would LOVE to get locally made pottery as a gift, but I’ve gotta be honest – some of it will probably end up living at my house!

Tire City Potters

210-B 10th Street, Augusta GA 30901

(706) 294-3871

Hours:

Tue – Fri: 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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