ToDo this weekend: Schoolhouse Rock, Mozart and a Brass Band

Noah Stewart will perform at the RiverCenter.
Noah Stewart will perform at the RiverCenter. Noah Stewart's website


‘SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!’: Columbus State University’s Theater Department presents this family-friendly musical based on the 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series. 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Riverside Theater, 901 Front Ave. $5-$10. 706-507-8444.


HOCKEY: The Columbus Cottonmouths host the Macon Mayhem. 7:30 p.m. Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. $9-$30.

NO SHAME THEATRE: Go see a late-night showcase of fresh new works to include improv, music, comedy and more. 10:30 p.m. Springer Opera House, 103 10th St. $5. 18 and older only.

NOTEWORTHY PARTY: Enjoy a lovely three-course meal at one of our town’s most beautiful private homes, followed by a celebration of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s Mozart Festival. 6-9 p.m. Private residence address will be given after purchase of tickets. $75.


MLK: The Dream Lives is an annual celebratory tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. There will be a 1-mile fun run, 5k and processional and celebration with special guest Daymond John from ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. Fun run at 9:30 a.m., 5k at 10 a.m. and processional at noon. Liberty Cultural District. Participating in the run costs $15-$25.

MARKET DAYS: Visit Market Days on Broadway for fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts and more. 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday of the year. Downtown on Broadway. Prices vary.

BAND: Enjoy dinner followed by a live country band. Dinner 6:30-8 p.m. Band at 9 p.m. Line dance class 7:15-8:50 p.m. $2 fee. VFW Post 665, 1824 Victory Drive. 706-687-6656

MOZART & FRIENDS: The CSO will conclude its festival with a concert featuring local pianist Alexander Kobrin. 6:30 p.m. Know the Score; 7:30 p.m. concert. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. $5-$38.

WEDDING WORKSHOP: Learn helpful hints and tips from a local wedding planner, how to book hotels, use local attractions and more. 9 a.m.-noon. Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. Free, but RSVP at 706-317-2110 or at

FREE WORKOUT: The free workout begins at 8:30 a.m., and the free yoga begins at 9:30 a.m. Uncommon Athlete, Inc., 1205 First Ave. (site does not work as of publication).


NOAH STEWART: Witness one of the world’s fastest rising tenors in concert on a stage transformed into a 1950’s style nightclub with seats onstage surrounding him. 7 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. $75 admission includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 706-256-3612 or

BRASS BAND: Fort Benning’s Maneuver Center of Excellence Band and Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music will join forces to present a “New Year’s Brass Band Concert,” which will be only the third time a concert of traditional British brass band music has been performed in Columbus by local musicians. 4 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. Free. Facebook group

BINGO: Bingo starts at 2:30 p.m. but the doors open at 1 p.m. VFW Post 665, 1824 Victory Drive. 706-687-6656


CCO: The Columbus Community Orchestra will present a special Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Concert called “People Get REady: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement.” 7:30 p.m. St. Mark United Methodist Church’s Activity Center, 6795 Whitesville Road. Free. Call 706-322-3714.

Plan ahead

JAN. 21

NEWCOMERS: Newcomers and Friends Club of Columbus will have free coffee and Beth Karriker, program manager at the Ronald McDonald House, will be the guest speaker. 10 a.m. Columbus Botanical Gardens, 3603 Weems Road. Open to all women in Columbus and the surrounding area. Call Lynda at 706-888-6556.

Jan. 21-24, 28-31

‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’: Harper Lee’s best-selling novel comes to Columbus. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21-23 and Jan. 28-30, and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31. Springer Opera House, 103 10th St. $17-$37. 706-327-3688 or

Jan. 23

‘SPARE THE ROD, SPOIL THE CHILD’: A stage play about family and community struggles. 8 p.m. RiverCenter, 900 Broadway. $39.50-$49.50. 706-256-3612 or

Jan. 29-31

SOUTHERN GARDENING SYMPOSIUM: Expert speakers, workshops, auctions and a garden marketplace are featured at this popular annual event. Times vary. Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga. Prices vary. 877-686-7114 or


MLK: There will be a 1-mile fun run and 5k before The Dream Lives, which is an annual celebratory tribute. Fun run at 9:30 a.m., 5k at 10 a.m. Liberty Cultural District. Run costs $15-$25.