You don’t have to go to Atlanta or New York for first-rate entertainment. It’s right here in good old Columbus, GA, and it costs less, a lot less. In fact, a lot of it is absolutely free. Also, you don’t have to fight gridlocked traffic.
Take Saturday night, for instance. We had a really outstanding dinner at Social. Of course, the good company played a large role in the enjoyable Social experience. There were a lot of young people there, so they probably didn’t know that the building at 11th and Broadway was Lee’s Discount Drugs dating back to the 1940s. I enjoy it much more as a restaurant and bar.
After dinner we headed over to Bill Heard Theater at the River Center to see Cirque Dreams Holiday. It was sensational nonstop Christmas holiday fun as the performers did what seemed physically impossible to do in an artistic way. The set and costumes were dazzling. The dancing comedian, who engaged audience members in his act, had the audience howling. It was really great fun.
There are a lot more good live shows coming to the River Center and the Springer in the coming months, and there is live music for every taste with a great symphony orchestra, a college school of music second to none that features weekly, sometimes nightly, concerts with most of them free to the public, and there is the Columbus Community Orchestra and the fine Fort Benning Manuever Center of Excellence Band. Both of then have free Christmas concerts this month.
So, don’t sit around a mope when you can get out of the house and enjoy it all Tis, indeed to season to be jolly.