Weekend events: Concerts, pageants, races and more on agenda

spedersen@ledger-enquirer.comJune 21, 2013 

Boots, heels or tennis shoes. This weekend has something for you.

Tonight's Denim and Diamonds fundraiser is bringing The Band Perry, one of the most popular country music bands in the country. The Miss Georgia pageant will conclude tonight with the crowning of the 69th Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen.

There's also dinosaur exhibits, races and the weekly Uptown Market Days.

Here's your roundup of some things you can do this weekend:

Denim and Diamonds: The Band Perry will perform at the 14th annual event to raise money for Columbus Hospice. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. today, and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $38.50 and are available through the Civic Center box office or www.TicketMaster.com. Learn more at 706-569-7992 and www.columbushospice.com

Miss Georgia: The 69th annual Miss Georgia Pageant and Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen Pageant is at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. The finals are today at 7:30 p.m. $65. 706-256-3612.

Discover the Dinosaurs: A dinosaur exhibit with additional attractions is at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center (801 Front Ave.). Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $17 adults (13 and older), $12 children (ages 2-12), $15 seniors (65 and older) and free for children 1 and younger. Children ages 2-12 can also pay a $20 rate, which includes the exhibit plus additional attractions. 706-327-4522.

Columbus Roadrunners Summer Series: Summer Solstice 5K and 1 mile today with registration available from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at Bruster's parking lot (7600 Schomburg Rd.) $25 for 5k and $15 for 1 mile. The 1-mile race begins at 7:30 p.m. with the 5k starting at 8 p.m.

Springer Opera House: Screening of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" at 2 p.m. today, and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is at 7 p.m. today. The Players Saloon opens at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and $8 for children 12 and under. The screenings continue through Saturday, July 20.

Uptown's Market Days: 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday, 1000 and 1100 blocks of Broadway. Purchase produce, crafts, baked goods and artwork by local vendors. 706-596-0111.

Seussical: Tells the stories of favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz and Jojo, a little Who boy with a big imagination. 7:30 p.m. today. Riverside Theatre Complex, 6 West 10th St. $10; $5 for children ages 12 and younger. 706-507-8444.

The Cat in the Hat: Sally and her brother have to deal with the most mischievous cat ever. 10 a.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. Riverside Theatre Complex, 6 West 10th St. $15; $10 for seniors age 60 and older and active duty military with valid ID. 706-507-8444.

Columbus Museum: Saturday drop-in tours 2 p.m. every Saturday. Visitors may take a one-hour tour with a weekend gallery guide. Columbus Museum. Free. 706-748-2562, ext. 651 or sworley@columbusmuseum.com.

CSU Illges Gallery: The Columbus Artists' Guild 2013 Member Show features 100 art works by local and regional artists. Today is the last day. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Front Ave. and Dillingham St. 706 494 1882.

Sam Beman Variety Show: Today, Central Activities Center, 1500 14th St., Phenix City. The center will be transformed into a television studio and the show will be filmed for Cable TV of East Alabama. Beman is a Christian comedian. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.; show at 2 p.m. Admission: $5 adults; children 12 and under, $2. 706-984-4151.

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