Across the river



THE IRISH ROVERS: 7 p.m. Thursday; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $20-$30; (706) 722-8341,

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SCHOLAR RECOGNITION PROGRAM: 7 p.m. Thursday; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Art Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; (706) 737-1632

GUYS AND DOLLS: Dinner at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Feb. 23-24 and March 1-3; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; $39 civilians; $36 seniors, retirees, Department of Army civilians, active-duty E7 and above; active-duty E6 and below $30; show only $25; (706) 793-8552,

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY'S BORN TO READ LITERACY CENTER AND PATCHWORK PLAYERS: Friday: Red Shoes; April 27: The Magic Clock of Cuckoo; May 14: Around the World With Captain Book; June 12: Emperor's New Clothes; July 9: Once Upon a Summertime; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; show times 9, 10 and 11 a.m.; $4; group rates available; (706) 733-7043

CHAMBER MUSIC: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way Extension; with Goliard Ensemble, from New York City; free; (706) 733-0513

VIOLINIST RACHEL BARTON PINE: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; part of the Masterworks Series; performing Brahms' Concerto for Violin and Orchestra and Beethoven's Fidelio Overture and Symphony No. 5.; free prelude at 6:30 p.m. by Augusta Symphony violinist Jonathan Aceto; $20, $30, $40; military and full-time students with a valid ID may purchase $7 tickets the day of show (if available); (706) 826-4705,

FINISHING TOUCHES OPEN DRESS REHEARSALS: 10:30 a.m. Saturday and March 17; First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Extension; Augusta Symphony Masterworks performances with Rachel Barton Pine (Saturday) and Benedetto Lupo (March 17); $5 adults, children free; pay at church; (706) 826-4705

CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE: 3 p.m. Sunday; St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; Peter Richard Conte concert organist Mary Preston will be having surgery; benefits Sacred Heart Cultural Center; The Manhattan Piano Trio with John Scott, 3 p.m. March 25; Dmitry Kouzov, cello; Dmitry Lukin and John Scott, clarinet; and Milana Strezeva, piano; benefits The Augusta Restoration Shop; free, offering taken; (706) 724-9641

EVENSONG: 6 p.m. Sunday; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; with choir of St. Paul's; reception, held by the church's Martha Guild, in parish house; (706) 724-2485

GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA: 3 p.m. Sunday; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; presented by the Black Student Union in honor of Black History Month; free; (706) 737-1492

THE HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AUGUSTA: 5:30 p.m. refreshments, 6 p.m. meeting Monday; First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; program, Devices to Help You Hear Better in Buildings, by Hearing Central; (706) 738-2796

AUGUSTA ROSE SOCIETY MEETING: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Room 105, Adult Building, First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way; with Jim Young, owner of the H. L. Shealy Co. at 4658 Augusta Highway in Gilbert, S.C.; (803) 502-0252

LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX EDUCATION: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday; Richmond County Health Department, 950 Laney-Walker Blvd.; with Dr. Frank Rumph;(706) 724-5550

ROY GOODWIN MEMORIAL CONCERT: Noon Tuesday; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets, Riverwalk Augusta, as part of Tuesday's Music Live; with the Augusta Children's Chorale; lunch afterward, $7; reservations required for lunch; (706) 722-3463


COMEDY WITH KEN DAVIS: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22; Warren Baptist Church; $10 adults, $5 students, $30 cap per family; (706) 863-2905, ext. 136,

NATIONAL BLACK HIV AWARENESS AND INFORMATION DAY: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22; Holiday Inn, 2155 Gordon Highway; free; with J.L. King; refreshments; (706) 667-4342

BOOK-SIGNING: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24; The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; with Cowboy Mike Searles, David Oliver Doswell, Dr. Jean L. Embry, John Daryl Blouin, Pamela Moffet Farley, Carol Spencer, Dr. Michael Weaver, the Rev. Joseph (Jo Jo) Williams, Dr. Joseph Greene, Pamela Lee, Patrick Green, Makal Ani; spoken word artist Jennifer Branch with her new CD Windows of the Soul; talk about Frank Garvin Yerby by Corey Rogers, historian for the museum; (706) 724-3576

THE ODD COUPLE: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23-25; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12-$32; (706) 826-4707,

ADULT FORUM: 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25; St. Paul's Church, 605 Reynolds St.; with Dr. Christopher Bryan, professor of New Testament at The University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.; (706) 724-2485