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ToDo this weekend: Beer and Wine Festival, Sister Act and downtown concert

Sneak Peek: Musical comedy featuring singing and dancing kicks off fall season at Springer

The Springer Opera House opens its fall season with "Sister Act," the broadway musical adapted from the Whoopi Goldberg movie.
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The Springer Opera House opens its fall season with "Sister Act," the broadway musical adapted from the Whoopi Goldberg movie.

Thursday

CSU Wind Ensemble

The ensemble’s season opens with special guest soloist George Currna, the bass trombonist of the New York Philharmonic. RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. Free. www.columbusstate.edu/music

Writing Fellow Reception

Melissa Pritchard, the 2016 Marguerite and Lamar Smith Writing Fellow. 5-7 p.m. Smith-McCullers House Museum, 1519 Stark Ave. Free. RSVP requested. davis_cailee@columbusstate.edu

‘Turning of the Seasons’ Opening Reception

Celebrate the opening of this wood-turning exhibition featuring works made from reclaimed wood sourced from the Chattahoochee River Dam Project. 5:30 p.m. Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Rd. Free. columbusmuseum.com

‘Sister Act’

This musical comedy is based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Springer Opera House, 103 10th St. $15-$50. www.springeroperahouse.org

Friday

2016 Writers Conference

The Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference hosts its 10th annual event. The conference beings with a free poetry event at 7 p.m. Friday at the Columbus Public Library. Conference and workshops on Saturday begin at 9 a.m. St. Mark UMC Activity Center, 6795 Whitesville Rd. $25-$65. www.chattwriters.org

’Til Death do Us Part

Sherlock Mystery Dinner Theatre’s newest production is a hilarious comedy that throws two unlikely families together in holy matrimony. 7 p.m. Sept. 23-24, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Oct. 7-8 and Oct. 14-15. $59 per person. Rivermill Event Centre, 3715 First Ave. sherlocksdinnertheatre.com/

Big ToDo Concert Series

Peggy Jenkins & the Bizness performs. 7-10 p.m. 1000 Block of Broadway. Free. uptowncolumbusga.com

Saturday

5K ‘Fund’ Run

Hosted by the Roosevelt Warm Springs Development Fund. Registration 8 a.m.; race start 9 a.m. Walkers and runners welcome. There will be refreshments, awards and prizes. FD Roosevelt Warm Springs Georgia Hall. $20/early registration includes T-shirt; $25/late registration with T-shirt; $10/early registration no t-shirt and $15/late registration no t-shirt. Proceeds benefit Roosevelt Warm Springs Vocational Rehabilitation Programs. 706-655-5666

Fort Benning’s Flea Market

Fall Flea Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Stilwell Field on Ft. Benning’s Main Post at the intersection of Vibbert and Hall streets. Open to the public. Enter post from the 185 gate for easy access. 706-545-7978

SoulFest

Featuring Shirely Murdock, TK Soul Terence Kimble, Shirley Brown, Pokeybear and Betty Wright. 8 p.m. Columbus Civic Center, 400 4th St. $37.50-$62.50. Parking $5. 1-800-745-3000

Atlanta Warbird Weekend

A squadron of WWII P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft will descend on Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The event is led by the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing, the Georgia Chapter of the world’s largest WWII flying collection. The program will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Flying Tigers. Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, 2000 Airport Rd., Atlanta. Prices vary. www.atlantawarbirdweekend.com

Uptown Beer and Wine Festival

Hosted by Uptown Columbus. Over 100 beers to choose from, along with select wines. Live music. SEC football. 1-5 p.m. The Tap, 1024 Broadway. Prices $30-$60. Designated drivers $10. Tickets available at the Springer or uptowncolumbusga.com.

Needtobreathe

Grammy-nominated band from South Carolina. 7 p.m. Sweetland Amphitheater, 110 Smith St., LaGrange, Ga. $30-60; tables of six $500-$725. Proceeds go to OneWorld Health.

Ole Chipley Town Fair

Arts and crafts, homegrown produce, activities for children, live entertainment, petting zoo, pet adoption, food and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Pine Mountain, Ga. Free. taramhall1@gmail.com

Keris Kares Royal Run 5K

A 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. $10-$30. Registration starts at 7 a.m. One-mile begins at 8 a.m. and 5K at 8:30 a.m. Big Dog running Company on Broadway. bigdogrunning.com

Sunday

Critter Tales Storytelling Cruise

Sponsored by the Troup-Harris Regional Library, Storyteller Carol Cain will cruise around with participants aboard the West Point Lake Floating Classroom. 2-4 p.m. Recommended for school-age children and adults. Highland Marina Resort, 1000 Seminole Road, LaGrange, Ga. $20/adult; $10/child. Registration required. chattahoochee.wufoo.com/forms/q162my9v03bkcuo/

Make America Rock Again

Featuring TRAPT, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, Crazytown and 12 Stones and Tantric. $37.50. 8 p.m. Columbus Civic Center, 400 4th St. columbusciviccenter.org

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