Spring is the busiest time of the year for an arts writer. And since I'm the arts writer, my fingers are worn to a nub.
If you thought last week was a busy one, just wait for this week's To Do.
The highly anticipated, locally-written "I Tweeted on My iPad (And I Liked It)," opens tonight in the Springer Opera House's Foley Hall, 1016 First Ave. It's all about social media and you're encouraged to bring all of your electronic devices and turn them on. You'll be asked to respond using your devices. It should be fun. It can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and April 19-21 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15-$35.
"Say Goodnight Gracie," is about the life and love of George Burns and Gracie Allen, the king and queen of comedy from vaudeville through the early 1960s. It can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. Tickets are $10-$39. Call 706-256-3612.
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The Columbus State University Chamber Singers Concert Chorale is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Legacy Hall, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. This concert features a program of French choral music including Louis Vierne’s “Messe Solennelle.” It's free. 706-649-7225.
For entertainment that's a little different. OK, a lot different, comedian Mike Epps brings his own brand of comedy to the Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St., at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $44-$50. 800-745-3000.
"Kaleidoscope" is the big annual showcase for the Columbus State University Schwob School of Music students. Just about every student will participate in this concert. Each piece is just about 3 minutes long or shorters. The whole concert is about 70 minutes long. It's at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. Tickets are $20. Call 706-256-3612 or 706-649-7225.
"Russian Rapture" features Columbus State University faculty members cellist Wendy Warner and pianist Alexander Kobrin performing Shostakovich’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano” and Rachmaninoff’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano” at 4 p.m. Sunday in Legacy Hall, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. It's free. 706-649-7225.
The Knights, a contemporary orchestra, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Bill Heard Theatre, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. Tickets are $10-$49. 706-256-3612.
There will be a Guitar and Voice Recital, featuring Columbus State University guitar and voice students performing repertoire from over more than 400 years. It's at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Legacy Hall, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Free. 706-649-7225.
There will be a student piano recital, by Luis Munoz, one of Alexander Kobrin's students, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Legacy Hall, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. It's free. 706-649-7225.
LaGrange Symphony Orchestra's “Spring Finale,” features cellist Wendy Warner in Dvorak’s “Concerto in Cello in B-Minor, Opus 104, B191” and selections recommended by patrons. It's at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Callaway Auditorium, 801 Dallis St., on the LaGrange College campus. Tickets are $5-$25. 706-882-0662.
If you want to have dinner and then listen to orchestral music, we've got just the thing for you. The St. Luke United Methodist Church's orchestra, led by Jim Evans, performs at 6:30 p.m. in the church's Ministry Center, 301 11th St. Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. and you'll be on your way home by 7:15 p.m. The selections include songs from "Les Miserables" and part of "Carmina Burana." The dinner and concert is $7. Call 706-256-1017.
Then there's the Trio 488 concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Legacy Hall, RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. The trio is made up of the applied music faculty at Texas State University, performing on bassoon, oboe and piano. It's free. 706-649-7225.