This week's fun: Blue Man Group, Peppa Pig, comedians and baseball

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What’s ahead this week in the Augusta-area? The world famous musical acts of Blue Man Group and Kenny G are hosting concerts in Augusta. Those wanting a different kind of staged show can visit the Bell Auditorium to check out Peppa Pig’s family fun “adventure” or renowned stand-up comedian Tom Segura. Augusta’s favorite baseball team are also playing at home this week. The 16th annual Boss Hog Cook-Off and the Augusta Mall Festival take place this week, too. Here are more details on these and other upcoming events:

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Attend a Augusta GreenJackets game

The Augusta GreenJackets are back at home this week with games Tuesday-Sunday, May 10-15, at SRP Park in North Augusta. The local Single-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves will play the Columbia Fireflies with first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 6:05 p.m. Saturday and 1:35 p.m. Sunday. Find tickets and this week's promotions, such as Pirate Night, Warrior Wednesday and Nurses Appreciation Night, online at greenjacketsbaseball.com.

Unusual shows

Blue Man Group is known for its audience engagement and colorful, high-energy shows.
Blue Man Group is known for its audience engagement and colorful, high-energy shows.

The traveling Blue Man Group stops at Augusta's Bell Auditorium for a 7:30 p.m. show on Wednesday, May 11. The painted blue troupe will entertain the audience with original music performed on custom-made instruments in this Broadway in Augusta offering. Tickets range from $50-$86.25 at aectix.com or augustabroadway.com.

“Peppa Pig’s Adventure!” stops at the Augusta's Bell Auditorium on May 15.
“Peppa Pig’s Adventure!” stops at the Augusta's Bell Auditorium on May 15.

Families can go on a camping trip with Peppa Pig, George, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe when the stage show "Peppa Pig's Adventure" stops at Bell Auditorium at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Tickets are $32-$62 for this 60-minute show. See aextix.com.

More stage entertainment

Kenny G's albums have been incredibly successful, including "Breathless" earning diamond-status 12 times and "Miracles: The Holiday Album" going platinum eight times.
Kenny G's albums have been incredibly successful, including "Breathless" earning diamond-status 12 times and "Miracles: The Holiday Album" going platinum eight times.

Smooth-jazz sensation Kenny G is bringing his relaxing musical vibes to the Miller Theater in Augusta at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. He's known for offering original compositions like "Songbird" and covers of hits like "My Heart Will Go On." The theater is located on Broad Street. Tickets can be bought online at millertheateraugusta.com.

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Jessye Norman School of the Arts is presenting "Beauty and the Beast Jr." at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, as well as 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14. There is also an art exhibition that starts an hour before each show. The school is located in Augusta on Greene Street. Tickets can be bought online at jessyenormanschool.org.

Have a laugh or two

Le Chat Noir will present standup comedian Adam Ray at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 12. Ray is the host of the About Last Night podcast. Learn more at lcnaugusta.com.

Tom Segura's comedy style is very adult-oriented and is often irreverent, similar to comedians like Patton Oswalt and Christopher Titus.
Tom Segura's comedy style is very adult-oriented and is often irreverent, similar to comedians like Patton Oswalt and Christopher Titus.

Actor and comedian Tom Segura brings his "I'm Coming Everywhere World Tour" to Bell Auditorium at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13. Segura is known for Netflix specials "Ball Hog," "Disgraceful," "Mostly Stories" and "Completely Normal."

Festivals

The Augusta Mall Festival is running from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the mall on Wrightsboro Road. There will be plenty of food from a tent, carts and trucks run by area vendors, in addition to games, train rides, live music and a kids-area featuring bouncing houses, face painting and other fun. Those who want to register for the giveaways and prizes can do so online at eventbrite.com.

The Boss Hog Cook-Off is back for its 16th year 5-11 p.m. Friday, May 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in Waynesboro on Schwank Way. Teams will compete to make the best barbecue, brisket, chicken and ribs. Guests can also enjoy live music, free wings, fireworks and more entertainment. For more information, go to bosshogcookoff.com.

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