Westobou calendar

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Westobou Festival, downtown Augusta, including Augusta State University and Paine College; westoboufestival.com. Here's a roundup of events starting:

Orchestral music is part of the Westobou Festival.  Michael Holahan/Staff
Michael Holahan/Staff
Orchestral music is part of the Westobou Festival.

Thursday

Opening reception for The Whiskey Painters of America Annual Exhibition: Zimmerman Gallery, 1006 Broad St.; 5-8 p.m.; free; (706) 774-1006, zimmerman galleryaugusta.com

Clay in a Can opening reception: 6-8 p.m.; North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center; 100 Georgia Ave.; 6-8 p.m.; $3; clayartists.org; (803) 441-4380

Friday

Scenes of the River, Painting Classes and Demonstrations : 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gallery on the Row; 1016 Broad St.; $75 for a five-hour class, demonstrations are free; (706) 724-4949; galleryontherow.com

Opening reception for The Augusta-Columbia Connection: Six Artists from ART, Columbia: 5-7 p.m.; Old Academy of Richmond County, 540 Telfair St.; free; (404) 272-7390, marypaulineprojects.com

A Sense of Place opening reception and awards ceremony : 6-8 p.m.; Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, 506 Telfair St.; free; (706) 722-5495, ghia.org

The Charlie Daniels Band: 7 p.m., Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta; $25 in advance, $40 reserved, $35 day of concert; director@12bands.org; 12bands.org

Denyce Graves: A Gala Event, presented by The Augusta Opera: 7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church; $75 concert; $150 concert and gala

The Nina Simone Experience: Stage Production: 7-8:30 p.m.; Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel, Paine College; 1235 15th St., $10 general admission, $7 seniors and students with ID; (706) 294-1369; paine.edu

Cajun Cabaret featuring Juilliard Jazz: 8-11 p.m.; North Augusta Municipal Building, 100 Georgia Ave.; $40 per person, $75 per couple; (803) 441-4380; artsandheritage center.com

Candlelight Jazz: Encore! 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sky City, 1157 Broad St.; $5, $3 for musicians with instruments; (706) 495-6238; gardencityjazz.com

Saturday

David Yaghjian: Afternoon Wine and Cheese Artist Talk: 5 p.m.; Old Academy of Richmond County, 540 Telfair St.; free; (404) 272-7390

13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests with Live Soundtracks by Dean & Britta: 8 p.m.; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; $25 in advance, $35 day of show; (706) 993-7545

An Intimate Evening with Jazz Great Earl Klugh: 7 p.m.; Fort Discovery's Paul Simon Theater, 1 Seventh St.; $30-$40; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

A Night at the Opera: 7:30 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $5 general public, free for ASU faculty, staff and students; (706) 667-4100, maxwelltheatre.aug.edu

SEPT. 19

Artrageous! Family Sunday: Instrument Petting Zoo: 1-4 p.m., Morris Museum of Art; free; learn all about instruments through hands-on demonstrations

Afternoon Architecture Tour with Edward Rice: 3-5 p.m.; Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; free; (404) 272-7390, marypaulineprojects.com

Augusta Festival of Sacred Music: 4 p.m.; St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; presented by Covenant Presbyterian Church, $10 per individual, $25 for families of three or more; (706) 733-0513

Shakespeare: His Words in Music: 4-5:30 p.m.; Sacred Heart Cultural Center; 1301 Greene St.; presented by the Augusta Collegium Musicum; $10; (706) 826-4700, augustacollegium.org

The Nina Simone Experience: Art Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist Talk: 5-7 p.m.; Candler Library, Paine College, 1235 15th St.; free; (706) 294-1369, paine.edu

Brass Quintet Concert: 7-8:30 p.m.; First Christian Church, 629 Greene St.; (706) 736-2279

Tin Pan Alley on the Riverwalk: 7-8:30 p.m.; The River Room, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; $35; (706) 724-2485 ext. 215, riverwalkseries.com

Ravi Coltrane and Ralph Alessi and Jazz Innovators With Rob Foster and Art Lande: 7:30-9:15 p.m.; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $15 general, $5 for ASU faculty, staff and students; (706) 667-4100, maxwelltheatre.aug.edu

SEPT. 20

Open Studio with David Yaghjian and Mike Williams: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Old Academy of Richmond County, 540 Telfair St.; (404) 272-7390; marypaulineprojects.com

Lou Ann Zimmerman -- Whiskey Painting/Art Experience 2010: 6-8 p.m.; La Maison on Telfair--Veritas Wine & Tapas Lounge, 404 Telfair St.; $10, includes light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar; (706) 774-1006, augustaartistsrow.com

Jubba & Friends: 6-9 p.m.; Augusta Common; $5; (706) 627-7297

Westobou Festival Organ Series: 7 p.m.; The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 825 Greene St.; free; (706) 495-4855

A Celebration of Schumann Songs: 7:30 p.m.; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; (706) 667-4100; $5, free for ASU faculty, staff and students; (706) 667-4100, maxwelltheatre.aug.edu

Laurel & Hardy with Music: 7:30-8:40 p.m.; St. Paul's Episcopal Church; 605 Reynolds St.; $5; (706) 260-6573 ext. 114, columbiacco.org

Prism Concert featuring Savannah River Winds : 7:30-9 p.m.; First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 625 Georgia Ave.; free, donations accepted; (803) 279-8459; naartscouncil.org

SEPT. 21

Margaret Petterson, Lowcountry oils: 10 a.m. to noon, Zimmerman Gallery; $10; personal critique, 6-8 p.m., Casa Blanca; $10; bring your best and worst work for critique

Westobou Festival Organ Series featuring Louis Playford: 2 p.m.; The Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 811 Telfair St.; free; (706) 495-4855

Jonny Diaz in Concert: 7 p.m.; Augusta Common; free; presented by 88.3 WAFJ; (803) 819-3125, wafj.com

The Music of What Happens: 7 p.m.; Le Chat Noir; 304 Eighth St.; $10; (803) 502-0913; writers, musicians collaborate to celebrate Augusta in sight and sound, in voice and image.

Chamber Music Extravaganza, featuring Reio Augusta and the Magellan String Quartet: 7:30 p.m.; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $5, free for ASU faculty, staff and students; (706) 667-4100, maxwelltheatre.aug.edu

SEPT. 22

Barbara Dunham-Fine Art Collage: 10 a.m. to noon, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St., $10; 6-8 p.m., Casa Blanca Café, $10; learn how to take your creativity to new heights through fine art collage; (706) 774-1006; augustaartistsrow.com

Westobou Festival Organ Series featuring Ken Courtney: 11 a.m., St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; free; (706) 495-4855

ASU Student Recital Showcase: presented by Augusta State University Department of Music: 1 p.m., Maxwell Performing Arts Theater, Augusta State University; free

SEPT. 23

Charles Young Walls, Oil Portraiture: 10 a.m. to noon and 6-8 p.m.; $10; Gallery on the Row, 1016 Broad St.; (706) 774-1006, augustaartistsrow.com

Ceramics Demonstration with Jeff Donovan: noon; Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, 506 Telfair St.; free; (404) 272-7390, marypaulineprojects.com

Remember Me: presented by Augusta Ballet, 7-9 p.m., Imperial Theatre; $20-$75

Two Pianos Tango: 7:30 p.m., Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University; $5

SEPT. 24

Morsberger Mania, An Evening with the Celebrated Artist Philip Morsberger: 6-8 p.m., Morris Museum of Art Galleries; members $10, nonmembers $15

A Visual Arts and Jazz Café: 7-9 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 642 Telfair St.; free; (706) 364-3551, firstpresaugusta.org

The American Shakespeare Center in Macbeth, by William Shakespeare: 7-9 p.m., Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University; $15, ASU students, faculty, staff free with JagCard

SEPT. 25

Clay, Form and Color: A hands-on workshop with Eva Kwong: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Heritage Academy, 333 Greene St.; $145 for CASE members, $195 nonmembers; (803) 819-0968, clayartists.org

Smithsonian Museum Day: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; sixth annual Smithsonian Museum Day provides one-day-only, free opportunity to celebrate culture and explore: Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, Augusta Museum of History, Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, Morris Museum of Art, The National Science Center/Fort Discovery; www.smithsonian.com/museumday

An Evening with C.S. Lewis: 2-5 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Heritage Academy, 333 Greene St.; $10; (706) 832-2232; ccaugusta.org

Drift, presented by the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Imperial Theatre; $20; choreographed by Augusta native Cassie Meador; visual enactment portraying the transformation of a local 40-acre tract

Al Green in Concert: 8 p.m.; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $42-$52 in advance, $52-$62 day of show; (706) 755-2878

MULTIPLE DAY EVENTS

Sandra Trujillo Churros Locos: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Sept. 20-25; New Space Gallery, Washington Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; (706) 737-4888, www.aug.edu

Celebrating a Grand Tradition: The Sport of Golf: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16-25; Augusta Museum of History; 560 Reynolds St.; $4 adults, $2 children, $3 seniors and veterans, children under 5 free; (706) 722-8454, augustamuseum.org

The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16-25; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; $4 adults, $2 children, $3 seniors and veterans, children under 5 free; (706) 722-8454

Scenes of the River -- art exhibition: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Sept. 25 (closed Sunday), Gallery on the Row; free

Augusta Tango Mini Festival: Thursday-Saturday; $20 per person, $10 per person for dances; (706)736-6670, augustatangoclub.com

Miss Saigon, presented by Augusta Players: 8-10:15 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Imperial Theatre; $15 to $41

The Nina Simone Experience: A Tribute to Dr. Nina Simone, High Priestess of Soul -- art exhibition, presented by Paine College Museum Initiative; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 20-24, Candler Library, Paine College; free; Thursday, The Nina Simone Papers-Symposium; Friday, The Nina Simone Stage Production; Sept. 19, The Nina Simone Art Exhibition Opening Reception; (706) 294-1369; paine.edu

Augusta Canal Moonlight Music Cruise: 6:15-7:45 p.m. Sept. 22-24, Augusta Canal and Interpretive Center; departs from Enterprise Mill Petersburg Boat dock, 1450 Greene St. Check in at Canal Interpretive Center; $24; Sept. 22: The Wynns, bluegrass classics, songs about the Augusta Canal; Sept. 23: The Cross-Tie Walkers, bluegrass and blues; Sept. 24: Tara Scheyer, pop-folk ballads.

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