Originally created 09/02/01

Arts calendar



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Music notes

SOPHISTICATED SWING ON THE SAVANNAH: 8 tonight, Savannah Rapids Pavilion outdoor stage, Evans to Locks Road, Evans; music by Sophisticated Swing Band; $6.

COLUMBIA COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY GUEST NIGHT: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; food, fellowship and music, First Baptist Church of Evans, Washington Road at Belair Road; 541-2273.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO: Augusta Symphony's introduction to classical music and instruments, presented by Friends of the Symphony; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Pendleton King Park, Kissingbower Road; $1; 826-4705.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN FACULTY AND FRIENDS RECITAL: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, Etherredge Center on campus, featuring Sandra Field, Ginger Steel, Jim Buckland and Bill House.

Onstage

COTTON PATCH GOSPEL: Presented by St. John's United Methodist Church, Aiken; 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, St. John's United Methodist Church Ebenezer Center, Newberry Street; $5 adults, $3 children younger than 12; Janie Culbertson, (803) 644-8697.

OKLAHOMA! Augusta Opera performance 8 p.m. Sept. 12 and 14, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16; discounts for students and seniors 2 p.m. Sept. 15 and 6 p.m. Sept. 16; Davidson Fine Arts School's Beverly Barnhart Theater, 615 12th St.; tickets $25-$40; 826-4710, Ext. 21.

Auditions

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY THEATRE: 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Augusta State University, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; parts available for four women and two men 18 and older for production of Crimes of the Heart; 667-4027.

AUGUSTA CHORALE: 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, Odeum of Gilbert Lambuth Memorial Chapel at Paine College, Druid Park Avenue; Dorothy Dicks at 736-2958.

STAGE III: Columbia County's community theater; 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Augusta Jewish Community Center, off Furys Ferry Road, Evans; parts available for age 18 and older; Faith County and Goodbye Charlie; women's parts available for production of The Odd Couple; 868-9663.

AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY: Tuesday, Covenant Presbyterian Church; auditions for new members, high school or older; rehearsals Tuesday evenings; to set up an audition or for more information, call Carolyn Dolen, executive director, 826-4713.

AIKEN COMMUNITY BAND: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; (803) 649-1102.

AUGUSTA CHAMBER SINGERS: 4 p.m. Thursdays, St. Mark Methodist Church, 2367 Washington Road; 793-3104.

AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND: Auditions for new members arranged by appointment; 736-9098.

On your toes

MADELINE, THE SELFISH GIANT AND SHORTER REPERTOIRE:Augusta Dance Theatre production 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Augusta State University's Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; studio at 639 Furys Ferry Road; 860-1852.

Augusta State University Film Series

One Day in September: 6 and 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, Butler Hall lecture room; other movies in series include East-West Monday, Sept. 24; The Original Kings of Comedy Monday, Oct. 1; After Life Monday, Oct. 8; Cinema Paradiso Monday, Oct. 15; Cyclo Monday, Oct. 22; Creature From the Black Lagoon Monday, Oct. 29; and Ratcatcher Thursday, Nov. 8; all movies free admission and screened at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Butler Hall lecture room; call student activities office, 737-1609.

Museums and galleries

AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St. S.W.; works of Pat Koelker and Tonya Gregg; A Taste of Wine and Art Thursday, Oct. 18; recreational classes include stained glass and painting, photography, yoga and face casting; children 2 and older may participate in watercolors, drawing and collage; (803) 641-9094.

ARTISTS' ROW: Museums and galleries group downtown will celebrate First Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: Fine Arts Center, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; Through Sept. 28 exhibit featuring Jena Sibille, Jeremy Vaughan, Bernadette Vielbig, Paul Bright, Jackson Cheatham and James Rosen.

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

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Jack Leigh's The Land I'm Bound To, Lowcountry photography exhibit, reception and lecture Thursday, $5 for nonmembers and $3 for students; other exhibits include Maritime Memories: The Art of William O. Golding through Sunday, Sept. 9; and Personal Visions: Southern Self-Taught Artists through Sunday, Nov. 11; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; free admission Sundays, other days, $3 adults, $2 students, military and persons 65 and older, children younger than 6 free; public school pupils from Columbia and Richmond counties admitted free, $1 per pupil from other schools; www.themorris.org; 724-7501.