MidTown Mingle

Enjoy an evening of friends, food and music and support the work of MidTown Inc. A special Mingle Menu served by Country’s Barbecue. Music by the Chattahoochee Pine Beatles. Sponsorship opportunities available. 6:30-10 p.m. Little Wildwood Park on Wildwood Ave.


Uptown Concert

The Grapevine Band. The concert is free and open to all ages. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for a night of great music and fun. Uptown's Friday Night Concert Series prohibits all outside food, beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) and coolers. This policy will help to provide a clean and safe environment for our attendees, merchants and the greater Uptown community. 7 p.m. Uptown Columbus Stage, 1100 Broadway. 706-596-0111


Rickey Smily and Friends

Rickey Smiley of The Rickey Smiley Morning Show and reality show Rickey Smiley For Real will headline. $39-$49. Doors 7 p.m. Show 8 p.m. RiverCenter Bill Heard Theatre.

Astronomy Night

Providence Canyon and the Coca Cola Space Science Center invites you to a night under the stars. Learn about the night sky and view stars and planets through telescopes. Seating provided but feel free to bring chair or blanket. 7:30 p.m. $5 parking. Providence Canyon, 8930 Canyon Rd., Lumpkin, Ga. 229-838-4706

Annual Purple Promises Domestic Violence Awareness Gala

Hosted by Powerful Beginnings Inc. The event is a celebration to honor the survivors assisted after they have fled abusive relationships and to help raise funds to allow Powerful Beginnings to continue their mission in assisting victims and survivors in the community. Guest speakers. The public is invited. $45. 7-10 p.m. Columbus Trade Center. 706-763-9505

Synovus Fall Festival

Art-making stations, costume contest, scavenger hunt, crafts, activities and more. Also activities with partners Historic Westville, the Liberty Theatre, CSU Art Club, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, SPARK Art and National Infantry Museum. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Rd.

Concert for a Cause

CTV-BEAM and Phenix City is sponsoring Concert For a Cause to benefit United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley. There will be food trucks, live music and fun for the entire family. Tim O’Brien Project is the headliner. For the concert schedule, call 706-327-3255 Ext. 215. $5. Noon-6 p.m. Phenix City Amphitheater.

Midland Lodge Country Breakfast

All you can eat breakfast for $5. Sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, grits, sausage, pancakes, tea, juice and coffee. 7-11 a.m. Midland Lodge, 8701 Garrett Road, Midland, Ga. Tickets


Bluegrass at the Barn

Blue Harvest will perform at the Lake Pines Campground 3-4 p.m. with a jam session until 6 p.m. Bring your acoustic instruments, or just sit back and listen. Drinks and ice provided. No pets and no alcohol. Free. The Campground is located at 6404 Garrett Road, Midland. Call 706-315-6500 for more details.