Originally created 04/29/01

Arts calendar



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Onstage

THE SCARLET LETTER: Augusta Theatre Company production 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday, Bon Air Apartments Ballroom, 2101 Walton Way; $15 adults, $10 students and seniors; $7.50 matinees; tickets at entrance; 481-9040, or Web site www.augustatheatre.com.

GUN METAL BLUES: Musical murder mystery; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aiken Community Playhouse, corner of Two Notch Road and Price Avenue; $12 adults, $10 seniors; $8 students; $5 age 12 and younger; tickets available at box office one hour before show; (803) 648-1438.

SONG AND DANCE AT THE MOVIES: Augusta Opera with Augusta Ballet; 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12-$40; tickets at Sacred Heart, or call 261-0555.

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU: Stage III dinner theater production of comedy; 7 p.m. dinner and 8 p.m. show, Thursday through Saturday; play only 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6; Augusta Jewish Community Center, 4316 Three J Road, off Furys Ferry Road; $30, includes meal by French Market Grille West and show, $10 Sunday, no meal; 228-3636 for reservations.

SCENES FROM PAST PLAYS: Performed by Augusta Mini Theatre Inc.; 8 p.m. Friday and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jack B. Patrick Technology Center, Augusta Technical College, 3116 Deans Bridge Road; $5; 722-0598.

THE COMPLEAT WORKS OF WLLM SHAKSPR (ABRIDGED): Comedy of 37 major plays in 97 minutes; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and May 11-12, 17-19, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; $24-$27; 793-8552.

Music notes

MUSIC OF MOZART: Presented by Augusta Collegium Musicum; 4 p.m. today, Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 720 Telfair St.; performances to include Vesperae Solemnis, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and church sonatas; 733-5619; www.augustacollegium.org.

ROB FOSTER JAZZ RECITAL: Performances by Bud Hudson and CSRA High School Jazz Band; 8 p.m. Monday, Augusta State University's Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; 737-1453.

A BARBERSHOP ODYSSEY: Garden City Barbershop Chorus, featuring Saturday Evening Post quartet; 8 p.m. Saturday, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $12.50, $10.50 students, military and seniors; 868-6277.

Auditions

AUGUSTA CHILDREN'S CHORALE: Auditions for children in grades three through eight; training and performance choirs offer in-depth vocal choral training and education; by appointment only, 826-4718.

AUGUSTA THEATRE COMPANY: Auditions for age 17 and older to perform in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches production; 10 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Monday, May 7, company studios, Bon Air Apartments, 2101 Walton Way, Suite 100A; bring one contemporary monologue and one classical or Shakespearean monologue; 481-9040.

Museums and galleries

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; classes and workshops available for adults and children; institute hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 722-5495.

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; children's story hour with Helen Shaw, author of Through the Eyes of Black Me, 10 a.m. Saturday; textile and fabric works by Debra Calhoun through June 1; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, by appointment weekends and holidays; $2 adults, 75 cents children; 724-3576.

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Art in Bloom exhibit today; Women Artists of the South eclectic installation through May 31; Western Perspectives: Wilson Hurley and George Carlson exhibition through Aug. 12, opening activities today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Sundays; free admission Sundays, other days, $3 adults, $2 students, military and persons 65 and older, age 6 and younger free; public school pupils from Columbia and Richmond counties admitted free, $1 per pupil from other schools; www.themorris.org; 724-7501.

ARTISTS' ROW:

Artists' Row galleries will celebrate First Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.

ARTISTIC PERCEPTIONS: 551 Broad St.; stained glass model ships by Dennis and Jason Loose DeBrady; paintings by Wanta Davenport; old master reproductions, art supplies and framing; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 724-8739.

AUGUSTA ART EXCHANGE GALLERY: 1028 Broad St.; work by Peter Alsen, Nancy Schultz, Caroline Swanson, Marjorie Keiliers and others; 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 722-6722.

AUGUSTA ART GLASS: 980 Broad St.; Southern prints and watercolors by Will Fahnoe through Thursday; original fine-art glass; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 724-4300.

BANKER MARTIN GALLERY: 1022 Broad St.; new pottery by Neil Combs and watercolors by Karen Lind Banker, textural designs in raku and pottery by Juliet Martin and charcoals by Matthew Whitford; 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 823-1060.

BROAD STROKES: 1026 Broad St.; art by Judy Avrett, Lillie Morris, Barbara Whetstone and C.Z. Hamilton; gift items; 774-1026.

DUNLAP STUDIO AND GALLERY: 908A Broad St.; works by Dick Dunlap, Keil Alderson, Brian Cote, Jill Stafford, Jim Gensheer, David Mascaro and Lucy Weigle and sculpture by Roger Finch; gallery hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 722-7333.

ECLECTIC DESIGN GALLERY: 1118 Broad St.; ceramics by Priscilla Hollingsworth, sculpture by Kathy Girdler-Engler, jewelry from England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, France and United States and 100-year-old jet masterpieces from England through Sept. 1; noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday or by appointment; 724-1010.

FAHNOE ART AND DESIGN: 208 Eighth St.; works by Will Fahnoe, classes available Thursdays and by appointment; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 724-0094.

GALLERY 1006: 1006 Broad St.; paintings by Lou Ann Zimmerman and Michael Pearson, giclee prints by Marc Moon, A.W.S. pottery by Judi Jacobs and Serey Andre; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 774-1006.

MARY PAULINE GALLERY: 982 Broad St.; works by Benny Andrews and George Andrews through June 9; new works by Philip Morsberger and Robert Hartman; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday; 724-9542.

METRO A COFFEEHOUSE: 1054 Broad St.; gallery and coffee shop; 10 a.m. until late Monday-Saturday; 722-6468.

MOUNT HELICON: 1036 Broad St.; gallery and cafe; 828-0087.

THE RAVEN'S HOARD: 131 12th St.; handcrafted fine jewelry and gifts; 724-3830.

A SILVER LINING: 1002 Broad St.; collectibles from Thailand, Russia and China; new line of Baltic white and green amber jewelry and silver treasures; 303-9632.

STUDIO ART GRO: 978 Broad St.; art works by Xavier Octavius Jones; poetry readings 8-10 p.m. fourth Sundays; art, voice and poetry classes available; Michael Hennessy teaching writing for the stage or screen; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 722-3594.

STUDIO FOTOGRAFICA: 1026 Broad St.; photography by Tom Barrett, Bob Booker, Jeri Polito, Keith Saxon, Margaret Kirby and Barbara Smith; classes, workshops and darkroom rentals; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 823-0332.

The literary life

BOOK SIGNING: With Cliff Chandler, author of The Paragons; 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, Books-A-Million, 2834 Washington Road; 481-9090.

BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS: Poetry writers' workshop; 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays; share your work; open-microphone night, 7:30 second Saturdays; 1336 Augusta West Parkway; 860-2310.

SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM: Educational organization focusing on costumes, culture and society of the Middle Ages and Renaissance; various meetings weekly; www.sca.org; 792-0090.

SOUTH CAROLINA WRITERS' WORKSHOP: Aiken chapter meets 7 p.m. second Tuesdays; Aiken County Council Building, 736 W. Richland Ave.

PORTER FLEMING WRITING COMPETITION: Presented by the Greater Augusta Arts Council in conjunction with Augusta's Arts in the Heart Festival; categories: fiction, poetry, nonfiction and script-writing; $10 entry fee; send checks made payable to GAAC; envelope must be postmarked by Aug. 1; for entry form and additional information, 826-4702.