Maxwell performs: R&B icon Maxwell will perform at the RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre, 900 Broadway, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $58. Purchase them at www.tickets.com or call 706-256-3612.
Business After-Hours: Business After-Hours is designed to provide a relaxed, informal get-together of Chamber of Commerce business members after regular business hours. 5:30-7 p.m., 5700 Veterans Parkway.
Beach-side movie: Bring your lawn chair or blankets and enjoy the family friendly movie “The Lorax.” Lower admission prices start at 5 p.m. Movie begins at dusk. Robin Beach at Callaway Gardens, 17800 U.S. Highway 27. $2.50-$5. callawaygardens.com.
Movie night: Free movie night on The Landing Pad with Disney’s “The Nut Job.” 8 p.m. Sweet Frog, 2511 Airport Thruway. 706-507-6633.
The Loft: The Mark Parker Quartet performs at 7 p.m. Free. Call 706-596-8141.
Social Club: The Socialites Band playing every Friday Night at the Social Club Dance held in the Shrine Building, 3202 Edgewood Road. Line dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. with Anna Cooper, and the Socialites Band plays at 8:30 p.m. Cover is $10, and it is a BYOB. Everyone is welcome. 334-560-3707.
SoHo: Money Shot performs. Cover is $5. Call 706-596-8141.
2014 Soldier Show: The U.S. Army Soldier Show is a professionally choreographed, family-style variety show featuring performances that span from Broadway musicals to country, gospel, rhythm and blues and Top 40 songs. Performers are all active-duty soldiers. 7 p.m. at Weatherby Field on Fort Benning. Free and open to the public. www.armymwr.com/soldier-show.aspx or 706-545-3328.
Olympic triathlon: The downriver swims, flat-to-rolling hills on the bike and the flat and scenic run course appeal to both the beginner and advanced triathlete. Race-day schedule is tentative. Woodruff Park, 1000 Bay Ave. $80-$110 to register. tricolumbusga.com.
Laugh On Locals: A new comedy show is going to be held on the second Saturday of each month, starting Aug. 9th, at The PlugHouse, 1544-C 9th Ave. Each show will consist of featured local comedians, each doing a 15-to-20-minute comedy set. In between the featured sets, there are five-minute — comedy-only — slots available for anyone to sign up on a first-come first-serve basis. The first five featured comedians are James Etchison, Gabe Davis, Betty Windsor, Anthony Dannar and Cody Fretwell. Sign-ups start at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5, cash-only. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Historic Claflin: The community, government, churches and businesses are invited to share concerns, idea and suggestions on how Claflin can be used once restored. 5 p.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1633 Fifth Ave. Also 5 p.m. on Monday at the South Columbus Library, 2034 South Lumpkin Road. 706-393-9393.
Market Days: Visit Market Days on Broadway for fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts and more. 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday. Downtown on Broadway. Prices vary. uptowncolumbusga.com
Columbus Museum Art Cart: For Second Saturday, visit the Art Cart, and try your hand at creating an art project. Each month will feature different opportunities. 10 a.m.-noon. Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. Free. 706-748-2562. columbusmuseum.com.
Grand Paddle: Be a part of the largest single day of whitewater paddling in Columbus. There will be an after-paddle party in Uptown with live music, food trucks and SweetWater Brewing Company beer. Whitewater time slots begin at 10 a.m. After-paddle party runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Whitewater Express, 1000 Bay Ave. $20-$45 for rafting. After party is free. uptowncolumbus.com.
CSU Dance Conservatory open house: Lisa Carter, the conservatory’s new director, will be available during to greet parents and students and to answer questions about the upcoming dance session. New students will be evaluated and placed in their appropriate levels. Center Stage Dancewear will be on site with leotards, tights, skirts, warmers, pointe shoes and more. 10 a.m.-noon 706-507-8070.
Back 2 School Bash: Columbus Technical College will be giving out back-to-school supplies for K-12 students (while supplies last). Also there will be food, rides, games and giveaways. Columbus Tech will be processing applications, offering placement testing and registering students. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Columbus Technical College, 928 Manchester Expressway. Contact Trecia Pryor at email@example.com.
Fundamentals in Drawing: In this course, students will work with the essential techniques and media of drawing. Instructor Kirsten Dunn will emphasize working with value, mass, and line in graphite and charcoal. All skill levels are welcome. 1-5 p.m. at the Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. Registration ends today; $40 for members and $50 for non-members. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids workshop: Build a Monsters vs. Aliens Trolley. 10 a.m. Lowe’s, 6750 Veterans Parkway. Free. Register online at lowesbuildandgrow.com.
Army 10 Miller try-outs: Everyone is invited to participate in these trials, which start at 6:30 a.m. at Santiago Fitness Center on Sand Hill, but only active duty service members assigned to Fort Benning are eligible for the team. Register on site. This year’s Army 10 Miller is Oct. 12. The last trial will be held on Aug. 22. email@example.com
The Loft: Radio Birds and Feedback Revival perform at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 706-596-8141.
SoHo: Shoeless Sundays performs. Cover is $5. Call 706-596-8141.
VFW: The Last Rodeo performs starting at 9 p.m. at VFW Post 665, 1824 Victory Drive. Tickets are $7 at the door. All welcome. Call 706-682-6656.
"You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown": The Family Theatre presents this musical version of Charles Schultz’s famous comic strip. Shows run Aug. 14-23. 2100 Hamilton Road. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and military and $8 for students. www.familytheatre.org.
Friends of Libraries used book sale: Organizers say they expect 1,000 shoppers at this weekend sale, where 4,000-5,000 books will be on sale — most for $2 or less. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the CB&T-Synovus Room in the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road. Money from the sale supports library programming and supplies. www.cvlga.org.
Best Friends Animal Society Town Meeting: Best Friends Animal Society and PetSmart Charities are partnering with Columbus Animal Care & Control Center along with other animal welfare organizations to bring a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) project to Columbus. A town hall meeting will explain the program. Citizens are encouraged to attend. From 6-8 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 5351 Sidney Simons Boulevard. www.columbusga.org/PublicWorks/Animal_Control/
SoHo: Karaoke with Rob Hall. Free. Call 706-568-3316.
Parent to Parent workshop: Parent to Parent of Georgia presents “Sifting Through Your Parental Rights,” a free workshop providing basic information about parental rights under IDEA. 6-8 p.m. at the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road. 706-604-6333.
SoHo: Open mic night. Free. Call 706-568-3316.
The Loft: Josh Newcom and Davis Nix perform at 8 p.m. Free. Call 706-596-8141.
Mix Ultra Lounge: Vanity Wednesday with DJ Tammy and a drag show. Doors open at 9 p.m. Call 706-221-2112.
SoHo: Black August Texas performs. Free. Call 706-568-3316.
Ray of Hope Raffle: On Aug. 14, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Green Island Country Club, 6501 Standing Boy Road, come out and support the after-school and youth mentoring programs of The Family Center. Tickets are $100 and allow two people into the raffle party and one entry into the drawing to win the $10,000 grand prize. The night also features live entertainment from Big Woody and the Splinters. There will also be a silent auction. 706-327-3238 or www.thefamilyctr.org.