Tickets for all events can be purchased by calling Augusta Ticketmaster, 828-7700, unless otherwise noted. Ticketmaster outlets are Home Folks stores, Blockbuster Music stores and Publix supermarkets. Other events have separate telephone listings.
GOVE SCRIVENOR AND KAT TURNER: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; $10, tickets available at the door; 733-0920, or e-mail at JShep67@aol.com.
HOPELAND GARDENS SUMMER CONCERTS: 7 p.m. Mondays; Bobby Tuba's New Orleans Dixieland Band, Monday; Aiken Community Band & Aiken Choral Society, July 21; Aiken Brass, July 28; Fort Gordon Concert Band, Aug. 4; Swingsation, Aug. 11; Columbia Jazz Band, Aug. 18; and Aiken Community Band, Aug. 25; Hopeland Gardens is at Whiskey Road and Dupree Place in Aiken; all events are free; bring blanket or lawn chair; in case of rain, concert will be moved to South Aiken High.
APPLEBY LIBRARY TUESDAYS IN THE GARDEN: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through July 29, Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; Garden City Chorus Tuesday; stories for the family July 22; the Augusta Chorale July 29.
MIKE WARNKE: Christian comedian performs at 7 tonight and Saturday night and at 6 p.m. Sunday, Maranatha Christian Center, 400 Warren Road; offering taken; 860-3001.
BILL PICKNEY AND THE ORIGINAL DRIFTERS: 8 p.m. Sunday, July 20, Sheraton Augusta Hotel Grand Ballroom, Bobby Jones Expressway at Wheeler Road; $10 advance, $12 day of show, tickets available at hotel, WGOR-FM and Pyramid Music locations.
PATTI LABELLE: Friday, July 18, Atlanta's Chastain Park.
COLD BREATH '97: Friday, July 18, Masquerade, Atlanta.
GROVER WASHINGTON JR.: Saturday, July 19, Atlanta's Chastain Park.
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM BASH: Saturday, July 19, Masquerade, Atlanta.
BARRY MANILOW: Sunday, July 20, Chastain Park, Atlanta.
VILLAGE PEOPLE, KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND AND KOOL AND THE GANG: Tuesday, July 22, Atlanta's Chastain Park.
GEORGE BENSON: Wednesday, July 23, Atlanta's Chastain Park.
VERUCA SALT: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, The Ritz, Raleigh, N.C.; tickets available Saturday.
THE PRETENDERS/SINEAD O'CONNOR: Thursday, Aug. 21, Chastain Park, Atlanta.
Ticketmaster tips When tickets for big shows go on sale, making sure you get seats can be a problem. Here are the ups and downs of the ticketpurchasing options. Civic Center: Ups: No service charge. Downs: The civic center box office sells tickets only for events at the center and at Bell Auditorium. Outlets: Ups: The lines move fairly quickly. Downs: Service charges. Charge-by-phone:Ups: Convenience. Downs: Service charges.