The week ahead



AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY FALL FILM SERIES: 7 p.m., University Hall, Room 170, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; Afghan Star , not rated; free, open to public; (706) 729-2416

LUKE BRYAN CD RELEASE: 8 p.m., Country Club Dance Hall & Saloon, 2834 Washington Road; get his new CD with ticket; $17; (706) 364-1862


OSWALD DISTINGUISHED WRITERS SERIES, MARIANNE GINGHER: 8 p.m., The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken;

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Noon, The Augusta Symphony Woodwind Trio: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St., Riverwalk Augusta; lunch $10; (706) 722-3463

DACRE STOKER, IAN HOLT: 6-8 p.m., Books-A-Million, 2441 Whiskey Road, Aiken; signing Dracula the Un-Dead


JACK AND THE BEANSTALK : 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $3; presented by the Patchwork Players; (706) 733-7043


THE CORE ENSEMBLE IN TRES VIDAS : 7 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; presented by ASU Lyceum Series; $5; Augusta State students, faculty and staff free;


GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Today through Oct. 25, Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 301 Hale St.; children 5 and younger free;

GRAYSTONE RANCH FALL FEST: 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, 1-10 p.m. Sundays, Graystone Ranch, 1017 McManus Road, Hephzibah; animal tours, hiking trails, pumpkin patch, food, hay maze; haunted forest opens at dark; $10 adults, $5 children;

BLACKBOX COFFEE HOUSE: 7 p.m., Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; Danny Dunaway on harmonica, a short play (The Helper ), Mike Frost Trio; $10, includes coffee, tea, desserts and fruit; (803) 648-1438

BAT BOY THE MUSICAL: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; $30; (706) 722-3322,


JAMES GREGORY: 7:30 p.m., Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $25; (706) 722-8341,

COLONIAL TIMES: A DAY TO REMEMBER: Saturday-Sunday, Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta; featuring pottery, tomahawk throw, quilting, candle-making, silversmithing, gunsmithing, blacksmithing; free; (803) 279-7560,

BOSHEARS SKYFEST: Gates open 9 a.m., opening ceremonies 1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Daniel Field, Highland Avenue; $12 advance, $15 at gate; 12 and younger admitted free when accompanied by adult; $10 military, police, firefighters and reserves with picture ID;

CORNFIELD MAZE: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 8; Kackleberry Farm, 1025 Verdree Road, Louisville, Ga.; 7-acre maze; bring a flashlight at night; $11 ages 3-64, $8 seniors, $9 military, law enforcement, medical personnel; $9 groups of 15 or more (paying guests); ages 2 and younger free; (478) 625-7552

ROCKTOBERFEST: 3-7 p.m., Columbia County Amphitheater, Evans; free; food, inflatables; Covenant, the Tom Miller Project, Impulse Ride, Christian Harmony & The Sanctuary Praise Team;

HALLOWEEN PET COSTUME CONTEST: 11 a.m. registration, 11:30 a.m. contest, Nj's DogHouse, 3907 Mike Padgett Highway, Suite C; (706) 796-3262

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA STRING QUARTET AND TAYLOR MASSEY, CLARINET: 7:30 p.m., Jabez S. Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans; $20; (706) 826-4705,

TEENS IN ACTION WITH GOALS POETRY CAFE: 6 p.m., Henry H. Brigham Community Center gym, 2463 Golden Camp Road; compete in rapping, singing, readings, creative writing and reciting poems; cash prizes and trophies; (706) 796-6819

STRIKE-OUT ALZHEIMER'S BOWLATHON: 9 a.m. to noon, Brunswick Lanes, 3067 Washington Road; admission and shoes free; donate $25 or more to be entered to win door prizes; benefits Alzheimer's Association; (706) 731-9060, gamemory