"Lisa Oberlander and friends": In the first CSU Schwob School of Music performance this fall, Lisa Oberlander (violin), Boris Abramov (violin), Anna Dodd (horn), Tatiana Muzanova (piano) and Paul Vaillancourt (percussion) will perform. “I chose the people that I wanted to play with first and then I chose pieces that would use them,” Oberlander said. Starts at 7:30 p.m. in the RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, 900 Broadway. Free. 706-649-7225. columbusstate.edu/music
Exhibit opening: “Natural Light: Impressions and Illuminations,” with about 30 works from Sara Broughton and Susan Dolan, has its opening reception from 5-8 p.m. at the Joseph House Gallery, 828 Broadway. The artists will offer demonstrations on Sept. 12, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The show closes on Sept. 26.
Contemporary Realism Roundtable: William Beckman, Dawn Black and Dennis Harper, will delve into concepts of realism while sharing their experiences as contemporary realists. 6 p.m. at the Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. www.columbusmuseum.com or 706-748-2562.
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High school football: Shaw takes on Americus-Sumter at Kinnett Stadium at 7 p.m. while Jordan plays Hardaway at Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. Harris County travels to Mercer University (Macon, Ga.) for a game against Westside-Macon at 7 p.m.
First Friday Art Walk: The Art Walk is held the first Friday of every month. 4:30-9 p.m. Broadway in Columbus. Free. uptowncolumbusga.com
Uptown concert series: Uptown’s free concert series kicks off with Departure — The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band. 7 p.m. 1000 block of Broadway. Free. Outside food and beverages are allowed (not glass or outside alcohol). uptowncolumbusga.com
American Legion live music and dancing: The Wayne Petty Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion, post 35, 3361 N. Lumpkin Road. Tickets are $5 at the door. All welcome. Dinner will be served from 6-8 p.m. 706-718-0906.
Movie night: Free movie night on the Landing Pad with Disney’s “Divergent.” 8 p.m. Sweet Frog, 2511 Airport Thruway. 706-507-6633
High school football: Columbus vs. Brookstone (K), 7:30 p.m.; Carver vs. Creekside (M), 7:30 p.m.; Seminole County at Pacelli, 7:30 p.m.; Calvary Christian vs. Faith Baptist (BD), 7:30 p.m.; Calhoun County at Chattahoochee County, 7:30 p.m.; Manchester at Taylor County, 7:30 p.m.; Smiths Station at R.E. Lee, 8 p.m.; Wetumpka at Russell County, 8 p.m.; Auburn at Central, 8 p.m.; Edgewood at Glenwood, 8 p.m.
American Legion, post 35: The Wayne Petty Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. 706-718-0906.
Iron Bank: Nelly’s Echo performs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 706-718-0906.
The Loft: Kevin Vannoy and the Basin Street Boys perform at 7 p.m.; followed by C2 and the Brothers Reed at 9 p.m. The 7 p.m. show is free. Tickets for the 9 p.m. show are $5. 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 start at 7:30 p.m. with Anna Cooper, and the Socialites Band plays at 8:30 p.m. Cover is $10. It is a BYOB. Open to the public. 334-560-3707.
SoHo: The Nathan Coker Band with Tim Ferguson performs. Cover is $5. Call 706-596-8141.
"A Mother’s Love": Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker present this musical which captures the roller-coaster relationship between a mother and daughter. “This show is spectacular with a spectacular cast. A lot of the people who are going to be in the play are people who have sung songs that you have loved and heard on the radio for years and so you are going to be able to see all these people on stage at the same time,” Burruss told the Ledger-Enquirer. Starts at 8 p.m. both nights. RiverCenter’s Bill Heard Theatre, 900 Broadway. $43.50-53.50. rivercenter.org
Pedal for Hope 2014: Bill Purvis Ministries presents this annual ride at the Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. The ride begins at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Muscogee County School District Homeless Division. There will be several mile-loops to ride and rest stops with food and drinks provided. If you are riding on Fort Benning, please be prepared to show identification. Race day registration is $35. www.cascadehills.com/pedalforhope or call 706-327-5743.
Blues, Brews and Qs: This free event will kick off with live music performed by blues artists from all over the Southeast with a backyard BBQ competition that afternoon. 2-10 p.m. Performers include Little G, Sandra Hall nFrom 3-7 p.m., the first 800 BBQ lovers, for a $10 fee, can taste and vote for their favorite flavor in the People’s Choice Cook Off. Broadway in front of RiverCenter. rivercenter.org and uptowncolumbusga.com
"Nutcracker" audition notice: The Columbus Ballet will host auditions for its annual production of “The Nutcracker,” which opens in December. Auditions are open for students of all ages. Open roles include Clara, the Mouse King and Queen and more. From 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Rankin Center, 1004 Broadway, second floor. Rehearsals begin on Sept. 13. 706-507-8367.
Youth Orchestra of Columbus: Join the YOGC for food, games, prizes and performances. There will be live rehearsals for open positions in both the String Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra. At the Schwob School of Music, 900 Broadway, at 9 a.m. 706-256-3614.
Historic sailing demonstration: Discover what the daily life of a sailor aboard the famous USS Hartford was like. Try your hand at playing a period instrument, try model ship-building and more. At the National Naval Civil War Museum, 1002 Victory Drive, from noon-4 p.m. 706-327-9798.
Midtown Flea Market: Turn your trash into cash at this community yard sale. Starts at 7 a.m. at Two Thousand Opportunities, 1170 Brown Ave. To reserve a booth, call 706-324-7071.
Midland Lodge fundraiser: Come to the Old Fashioned Country Breakfast, in Midland, Ga., for all you can eat, from 7-11 a.m. Proceeds benefit the lodge’s perpetual building fund. A $5 donation requested, Kids under 10 eat free. www.fam144.com/
Fit as a Ranger event: Hughston Health presents this fitness competition. The four events are based on the Army Ranger personal fitness test. Winners in each category receive monetary prizes. Proceeds will benefit The Hughston Foundation’s orthopaedic research. Same-day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Fee is $30. The competition begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Hughston track, 6262 Veterans Parkway.
Grandparents Day: Starting at 1 p.m. at Columbus State’s Oxbow Meadows, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, grandparents get in for free. Admission for others is $3. Activities include live reptile show, story time, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, “grand” games, and a free movie. 706-507-8550.
Book signing: Author Prestina C. White will be autographing her book, “I Can Still Use You,” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at North Columbus Public Library. White will also host a singing from 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Cusseta-Chattahoochee Public Librfary, Cusseta, Ga.; and at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, South Columbus Public Library.
Super Super Bingo: Fort Benning MWR Bingo hosts this game night, with guaranteed payouts of $2,000, $5,000 and $25,000. Doors open at noon. The games start a 1 p.m. Packets are $50 each. Guests must be 13 or older. At Benning’s Sand Hill Recreation Center. 706-544-1964.
Genealogical Society workshop: The society will host an all-day workshop, “A Day with The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell,” at the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road. Check-in starts at 9 a.m.; the workshop is from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 a.m. Registration is $30 for members of the Muscogee Genealogical Society and $35 for non-members. Mail-in registration forms available at the Library’s Genealogy Room and online. www.muscogeegenealogy.com/ or 706-322-3175.
Schwob performance: Guest musician Keith Johnson (trumpet) will perform. 7:30 p.m. RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, 900 Broadway. Free. 706-649-7225. columbusstate.edu/music
The Loft: American Roommates and Stereo Reform perform at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 706-596-8141.
SoHo: Derailed performs. Cover is $5. Call 706-596-8141.
VFW: The Donny Thomas band performs starting at 9 p.m. at VFW Post 665, 1824 Victory Drive. Tickets are $7 at the door. All are welcome. Call 706-682-6656.
High school football: Spencer vs. Northside (K), 4:30 p.m.
SoHo: Karaoke with Rob Hall. Free. Call 706-568-3316.
Used vehicle auction: Fort Benning will auction off more than 50 used vehciles, including cars, trucks, trailers and SUVs, at 9 a.m. at the NAF Property Warehouse Auto Lot. Attendees can view the merchandise from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 8. If it rains, the auction will be rescheduled for Sept. 10.
West Central Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes Annual Golf Scramble: At the Maple Ridge Golf Club. 4700 Maple Ridge Trail. Tee times are 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. PAG legend Larry Mize will conduct a clinic at 12:45 p.m. Proceeds to benefit FCA camp scholarships for middle school, high school and college athletes and coaches in the 10 county area. 706-366-5252.
Schwob performance: Yamaha Disklavier will give a special recital at the RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall, 900 Broadway, at 7:30 p.m. Free. 706-649-7225. columbusstate.edu/music
SoHo: Open mic night. Free. Call 706-568-3316.
The Loft: King Fractal performs 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.
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Work Shop: Attend this workshop and learn proven techniques and practical tools to reduce waste, increase profitability, improve quality, and drive overall business improvement. All attendees will have the option to be tested and receive a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification. From 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 at CB&T’s Blanchard Hall, 1136 Broadway. Registration is $295 non-profits and government agencies, $350 for all others. www.riverwoodassociates.com or call Scott Luton at 678-296-5268.
Celebration of Hope luncheon: Author Cassandra King will be this year’s keynote speaker. All proceeds from the event support services offered by Hope Harbour. Tickets are $35 each or $280 for a table. From 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 18. at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center. Reservations can be made at www.hopeharbour.org or 706-256-0237, Ext. 111.