'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and Snow White : 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Friday, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50-$4; presented by the university's Born to Read Literacy Center and Patchwork Players; (706) 733-7043


TALENT SHOW: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Butler High School gym, 2011 Lumpkin Road; open to Richmond County high school students; $10; first place, $500; second place, $350; third place, $150;

CHRISTMAS ON ICE: 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Augusta Ice Sports Center, 1249 Augusta West Parkway; $7 adults, $4 ages 6 and younger; groups of 20 or more, $4 each; (706) 863-0061

12 BANDS OF CHRISTMAS: 6 P.M. SUNDAY, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; annual Christmas show to benefit Children's Medical Program Tamara Fund; tickets available at stores with purchase of CD; $14;

MUSIC AT THE MORRIS: 2 p.m. Sundays, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; Sunday, Crescent Brass; Jan. 27, Josef Patchen; Feb. 17, Funmilayo Eke Harmon; free; (706) 724-7501

FAMILY CONNECTION LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m. today, Warren County Cultural Center, Warrenton

FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS: 7 p.m. today, First United Methodist Church, Warrenton; presented by The Community Chorus

DIAMOND WITH REBEL: 9 p.m. Saturday, Georgia Theatre, 215 Lumpkin St., Athens; $10;


COOKIN' UP CHRISTMAS: 6 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Warrenton

BLACK AND WHITE SEMIFORMAL: 6-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, Warren County Cultural Center, Warrenton; dinner and dancing; $13 per person, $20 per couple; tickets available at Warrenton Health and Rehab Center; proceeds benefit the Resident Fund Council at the center


HOLMAN AUTRY BAND: 9 p.m. Saturday Dec. 29, Georgia Theatre, 215 Lumpkin St., Athens; $5;

DUBCONSCIOUS WITH TELEPATH: 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, Georgia Theatre, 215 Lumpkin St., Athens; $15;

BEHOLD THE STAR, A CHRISTMAS STORY: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University; $20 adults, $7.50 ages 12 and younger; $18, groups of 10 or more; advance tickets, Augusta State University Box Office; Carol Eunice (706) 627-3362

CHRISTMAS EVE CONCERT AND LESSONS AND CHORALS: 10:30 p.m. Dec. 24, St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; free; nursery provided; offering benefits the United Methodist Children's Home; (706) 724-9641,

COMMON GROUNDS COFFEEHOUSE: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; Eryn Eubanks & the Family Fold; $12 adults, $8 students; $2 off in advance; (706) 414-6515

BROADWAY AT THE BELL: Movin' Out, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7; David Copperfield, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13; Ring of Fire, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; Evita, 7:30 p.m. March 13; Chicago, 8 p.m. April 18; productions at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $145-$250 season tickets; (877) 858-0300

CABARET: 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Feb. 15-16, 22-23, 28-29 and March 1, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Third Avenue, Building 32100; $26-$35; $20 show only;



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