To Do: The Valley's weekly events planner (4/17-4/23)

acarlson@ledger-enquirer.comApril 16, 2014 

Mike Haskey Adam Archer,center, along with Jef Holbrook, Casey Holloway, Sara Lynn Herman and E.J. Cameron rehearse for the upcoming Springer Opera House production of " Oops...I Tweeted Again." 04/03/14



Roast and Silent Auction: Phenix City Mayor Eddie Lowe will be “roasted” by Alabama great Jeremiah Castille, Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, brother Woodrow Lowe and more. 7 p.m. Idle Hour Community Center at Moon Lake, 900 Airport Road. $65 per person, but reservations must be made by April 10. 334-298-3639.

Wind orchestra: The Columbus State University Wind Orchestra’s final concert of the year will showcase a variety of musical styles and sounds, blasting off with Mason Bates’ “Mothership” for winds and electronics. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter for the Performing Arts’ Legacy Hall, 900 Broadway. Free. 706-649-7225 or


"Million Dollar Quartet": This award-winning Broadway musical is inspired by the true story of the recording session in which Sam Phillips brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theater, 900 Broadway. $39.50-$49.50. 706-256-3612 or

The Standing Ovation Tour: Enjoy a night of laughter with Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Gary Owen and Earthquake during The Standing Ovation Tour, where true stand-up never takes a seat. 8 p.m. Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. $41.50-61.50. or 1-800-745-3000.

Outdoor concert: The Uptown Inc. spring concert series continues with Departure: The Journey Tribute Band. Outside food and beverages are allowed, but glass containers and outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited. 7 p.m. 1000 block of Broadway. Free.


Community-wide personal paper shredding project: Organized by the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission in support of Earth Day. Bring old bank statements, canceled checks, ATM receipts and more. Safeguard your personal info by shredding it. In the Big Lots parking lot at The Landings, off Airport Thruway, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 706-653-4008.

CUDL Third Annual Awards Luncheon: The Columbus Urban Debate League’s luncheon gives thanks to the middle and high school debaters, their coaches, judges and other volunteers who have persevered and finished this season. Attend the luncheon or sponsor a student. Tickets are $30. Dress is business casual. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Allen Page III Complex at Holsey Chapel C.M.E. Church, 800 8th Street. 706-393-9393.

Market Days: Visit Market Days on Broadway for fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts and more. 9 a.m.-noon. Downtown on Broadway. Prices vary.

Superhero 5K: The money raised from the CASA Superhero fun run and 5k race will benefit Twin Cedars. Dress in your favorite superhero costume! Race-day registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Race begins at 9 a.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. $25 for pre-registration, $30 on Saturday. Register at

Color run: The Color Vibe 5k is a fun run where you’ll get blasted with color while you run. Registration and packet pickup begins at 7 a.m. Race starts at 9 a.m. Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. $46 before April 18, $50 on race day. Visit to register.


"Oops...I Tweeted Again!": A new interactive comedy that explores the next generation of social networking and the generation gap. The Springer rates this show PG-16. 2:30 p.m. Springer Opera House, McClure Theatre, 103 10th St. $17-$37. 706-327-3688.

"Down the Dirt Path": A modern telling of the “Prodigal Son,” written by Jessica Stephens and Leslie Cardwell. The show follows Gideon when he chooses new relationships and experiences, his family at home struggles with how to respond to his absence. 7:30 p.m. at the Family Theatre, 2100 Hamilton Road. Also April 24-26. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors/military and $8 for students. 706-366-7196.


Hi-Way Sale: Phenix City is participating in the “World’s Widest Largest Yard Sale.” People can set up and sell from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. to noon Sunday. Two locations: Masonic Lodge, 4497 US Hwy 80 West, and the Central Activity Center, 1500 14th St. Prices vary. Call Kelli Roberts at 334-298-3639.


Earth Day 5K: Starts at 6:30 p.m. at CSU’s Student Recreation Center, 4225 University Blvd. For every race registration, a $1 donation will be made to the Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center. Registration is $25, $20 for 14 and under and $15 for CSU students through April 21; registration increases $5 after that.


Book sale: Items for sale at Columbus State’s book sale on Friday range from sheet music and scores to CD’s, LP’s and 78’s. Tuesday and Wednesday’s sale will include fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, textbooks, CDs, DVDs and more. At CSU’s RiverPark Campus, in front of Saunders Center for Music Studies, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; at the main campus library from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Prices vary. Eric Van Bibber at 706-507-8675 or for more information.


YOGC Maestro for a Moment: Maestro for a Moment is an annual fundraiser that YOGC holds each year where three community members compete to see who can raise the most money. The winner will conduct the Youth Orchestra’s final piece at its April 29 concert. This year’s candidates are Dr. Kamlesh Ansingkar, Joseph Brannan and Dr. Karen Stuart. Votes are $1 and may be cast by going to or calling 706-256-3614.

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