WINTER JAM: 7 p.m. today; James Brown Arena, 605 Seventh St.; with NewSong, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson, Sanctus Real, Britt Nicole, Tony Nolan and John Morgan; $10 at door; doors open at 6 p.m.; (706) 722-3521,

WALK AMERICA KICKOFF: 8 a.m. today; Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.; people interested in sponsoring the walk or forming a team are invited to attend; Walk America walk, 9 a.m. May 12; Lake Olmstead Park, 78 Milledge Road; (800) 525-9255

THEATER FESTIVAL: 8 p.m. through Saturday; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; keynote speech from Freda Scott Giles at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jaguar Student Activities Center Coffeehouse; general admission $5; Augusta State faculty, staff and students admitted free with valid university ID; (706) 667-4100

CAROLINA SHAG LESSONS: 6:30 p.m. beginners class, 7:30 p.m. intermediate class, technique class 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning today; Knights of Columbus, 1501 Monte Sano Ave.; $45 for four weeks; (706) 868-7798

VALENTINE DANCE: 8 p.m. to midnight Friday; The Boathouse at Augusta Riverfront Marina, 298 Prep Phillips Drive; with The Fantastic Shakers; $15 at door, students $5 with college ID; $150 advance reserved tables with seating for 8; (706) 868-1663

MUSICAL TRIBUTE, ALWAYS ... PATSY CLINE: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 720 N. Belair Road, Evans; performed by Stage III; $25; (803) 278-4849

THE CONTOURS: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $10-$40; (706) 826-4705,

40 ACRES, WHO STOLE THE MULE: 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; Alexander Hall at Fort Gordon; $12, or $10 younger than 12 or groups in advance, $15 at door; tickets at Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre box office; Pyramid Music on Broad Street and Gordon Highway; Eddie Bussey State Farm, 2613 Tobacco Road; Hamilton Bookstore, 209 Ninth St.; call (706) 793-8552

PLAY, FIGHTING FOR MY CHILD: 7 p.m. Saturday; Westside High School, 1002 Patriots Way; free; (706) 231-2429


BEETHOVEN LIVES UPSTAIRS: 3 p.m. Sunday; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; a Classical Kids theatrical production presented by the Augusta Symphony; part of the Publix Family Series; $8 per person, $28 for family of four; group discounts available; (706) 826-4705,

MONDAY NIGHT FILM SERIES: 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, Delwende; Feb. 26, Three Times; 170 University Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; (706) 729-2416

THE IRISH ROVERS: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $20-30; (706) 722-8341,

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SCHOLAR RECOGNITION PROGRAM: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Art Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; (706) 737-1632

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15; Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; Frank Ferrante as actor and comedian Groucho Marx in a two-act comedy; $37.50 (803) 648-1438

GUYS AND DOLLS: Dinner at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Feb. 16-17, 23-24 and March 1-3; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; $39 for civilians; $36 seniors, retirees, Department of Army civilians, active-duty E7 and above; $30 active-duty E6 and below; show only $25; (706) 793-8552,



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