Activities abound during Masters Week

The main attraction this week in Augusta is the Masters Tournament, but there's plenty to do off the course. Here's a sampling.



The Mayor's Masters Reception features Billy Casper and about 40 food vendors serving up free food. Admission is $1, and the event begins at 6 p.m. at Augusta Common, the 800 block downtown between Broad and Reynolds streets.


The Drive for Show, Rock Fore! Dough concert at First Tee of Augusta features the Goo Goo Dolls, Colbie Caillat, Mark Bryan of Hootie & the Blowfish performing with his side project, Occasional Milkshake, and homegrown singer songwriter Will McCranie. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. at the First Tee facility, 3165 Damascus Road. Admission is $35 at the gate, or $25 in advance at Kroger stores, First Tee of Augusta and The concert benefits First Tee programs.


It's Par 3 Tournament Day, and the city of Augusta celebrates with an after party at 6 p.m. at the Augusta Common, in the 800 block downtown between Broad and Reynolds streets. The event will feature The Embers and South Atlantic Entertainment Band, a shag contest and vintage fashion show. Admission is $10 at the gate.

Athens, Ga.-based Modern Skirts perform at Soul Bar, 984 Broad St. Admission is $5. See


You can practice your golf swing, dine on barbecue and try out your disc golf skills at the Party at the Pavilion, 6-10 p.m., at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road in Columbia County. The event is sponsored by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, and admission is $25 in advance or $35 the day of the event. Call (706) 651-0018.


A concert in Aiken at 7:30 p.m. will feature Trey Songz, Monica, Tameka Scott at the University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center. Tickets are $41-$51. See, or call (803) 643-6901.

The Asheville, N.C.-based Galen Kipar Project will provide music for a Petersburg boat tour of the Augusta Canal at 5:30 p.m. The tour costs $24, and you can board at 1450 Greene St. Call (706) 823-0440. You can also check out the group at 9 p.m. at the Still Water Tap Room, 974 Broad St. downtown. Admission is $6. The performance is for ages 21 and older.


Oscar-winning actress Mo'Nique performs an evening of standup comedy that also features Rodney Perry, Tone-X and DJ Ant at the James Brown Arena, 605 Seventh St. Admission is $39.50-$59.50. See augustaentertainmentcom, or for ticketing. See Thursday's Applause section in The Augusta Chronicle for more on Mo'Nique.


The Aiken Community Playhouse will present The Foursome , a story of old college friends on a golf excursion. It will be staged at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at the URS Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W. in Aiken. Admission is $12, or $10 for ages 60 and older. See