RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS: 7:30 tonight and Friday, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, James Brown Arena, 601 Seventh St.; $15-$28; or 706-828-7700

VALENTINE'S DINNER AT VERANDAH GRILL: 5-10 p.m. today, Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; six-course Valentine's menu;

VALENTINE'S DAY COMEDY EXPLOSION: 8 and 10 p.m. today, Cream, 1511 North Leg Road; Shawn Morgan, Doo Doo Brown, K-Dubb and Steve Brown; host, Miss Monique

AFFAIRS OF THE HEART: 9 to midnight today, The Jazz Lounge, 730 Broad St.;

AMBER HAYES: 7 p.m. today, Coyotes, 2514 Peach Orchard Road

2008 SPRING CUTEST PET PHOTO CONTEST: Open to pet owners from the area; deadline for submissions is Friday; entry is free; photo may contain one pet or several and include different pet types; one photo per household; enter at or mail photo with photographer's name and address on back to GA 2008 Spring Cutest Pet Photo Contest, P.O. Box 4470, Olathe, KS 66063

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

HISTORIAN'S AWARDS: 6 p.m. saturday, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; Dr. Mallory Millender will speak and honor area residents who have urged interest in black history

MUSIC AT THE MORRIS: 2 p.m. Saturday, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; Augusta soloist Funmilayo Eke Harmon will perform a mix of operatic pieces, show tunes, and spirituals; free;

WOMEN IN BUSINESS MONTHLY MEETING: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites, 2 10th St.; for Black History Month, Women in Business will acknowledge black women in the area

ASU JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 8 P.M. TUESDAY, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; $5; or 706-667-4100


ROLLING ON THE RIVER CASINO NIGHT: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; casino night fundraiser benefiting programs and operations of the museum; authentic gambling tables, dealers, and a pit boss, blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas hold 'em; $30 each or $50 per couple; (706) 722-8454

BROADWAY AT THE BELL: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; Evita, 7:30 p.m. March 13; Chicago, 8 p.m. April 18; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $145-$250 season tickets; (877) 858-0300

BROWN BAG HISTORY SERIES: 11:30 A.M. REFRESHMENTS BEGIN, 12:30 P.M. LECTURE, MARCH 5, JULIA FLISCH: DEAN OF AUGUSTA WOMEN; APRIL 2; AUGUSTA'S AFRICAN-American Soldiers in the Spanish-American War; May 7, James Brown: Living in America and Loving Augusta; June 4, History & Archaeology at the Augusta Arsenal; Oct. 1, A Continuation of the Immigration Patterns and their Influence on Augusta; Nov. 5, Never for Want of Powder: The Confederate Powder Works and How We Wrote the Book; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; free for museum members, $3 others; participants should bring lunch; museum will provide beverages and dessert; (706) 722-8454

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN FAVORITES: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; a cappella chamber choir sings selections from operas, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado, and The Pirates of Penzance; $10; (706) 722-8454



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