Originally created 04/14/02

Arts calendar



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SPECIAL EVENTS

CULLUM SERIES: Annual lecture series titled The Many Faces of China; Tuesday, Zhuangzi: Mystic or Skeptic?, 11:30 a.m., Confucian Ethics and the Idea of Democracy, 7 p.m., both with Ewing Chin, chair of Philosophy Department at Trinity University; 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Chinese Opera: Vocal Athletics or Acrobatics, with Linda Bannister, professor of Music; all lectures are held in Butler Lecture Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; www.aug.edu/library/cullum2002/.

FINE-ART SHOW: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Genealogy Research Center, Sandersville, Ga.; open to all artists, includes framed and unframed oils, watercolors and prints; $25 for 10-foot-by-10-foot site; (478) 552-7020.

BLACK TIE GALA: Fifth annual fund-raiser for 100 Black Men of Augusta, Inc.; 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St.; dinner, dancing, silent auction and music by Wycliffe Gordon; $60 per person, $600 per corporate table of 10; 869-8699 or 651-8444.

MUSIC NOTES

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: Performance by wind ensemble and Augusta Area High School Youth Wind Symphony, 8 p.m. Tuesday; choir concert 8 p.m. Thursday; faculty concert with Clara Park, pianist, 8 p.m. Friday, A Brahms Extravaganza with ASU and Armstrong Atlantic State University faculty 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21; concerto concert with university orchestra, 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23; Jazz Ensemble 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25; all concerts are free and held at Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on campus, 2500 Walton Way; 737-1453.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN: Bits of Broadway, revue of musical theater show from early 1900s through 21st Century presented by University Concert Choir, 8 p.m. Tuesday, $10 adults, $5 university faculty, staff and students; University Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra Spring Concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, $10 adults, $5 students; all performances are held at University of South Carolina Aiken's Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; (803) 641-3305.

AUGUSTA SYMPHONY: Paganini of the Harmonic, featuring Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica, and Anton Mardasov, piano, winner of the Josef Hofmann Competition as part of Masterworks Concert Series, 7 p.m. Saturday, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way, concert preview with bassoonist Patricia Dusold, $35-$15 adults and $17.50-$7.50 students; performance of Encore Chamber Series - Evolution of the String Quartet 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension, $20; 826-4705.

AREA CHURCHES TOGETHER SINGING: Choirs from 10 area churches; 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St. N.E., Aiken; $10 adults, $5 students; benefits Area Churches Together Serving; (803) 642-9651.

AUGUSTA JAZZ PROJECT: Masters of Swing Big Band 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $15 adults, $5 students; 736-2279.

ONSTAGE

ONE ACTS BY AFRICAN-AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS: Paine College Drama Department productions; Birth of A Blues and The Idle Head, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; Paper Dolls and Day of Absence, 7:30 p.m. April 25-26; all performances are held in Paine College Odeum, Druid Park Avenue; free; 821-8224.

DADDY'S DYIN', WHO'S GOT THE WILL?: Aiken Community Playhouse production; Friday-Sunday, April 21 and 26-27, at the playhouse, corner of Two Notch Road and Price Avenue; evening performances at 8 p.m., Sunday performances are at 3 p.m.; $12, $10 seniors, $8 students with valid ID and $5 for age 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438.

MURDER AT THE PARTRIDGE INN: Augusta Theatre Company production of A Hero's Death; April 21, May 19 and June 23, The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; 7:30 p.m. dinner buffet, 8 p.m. curtain; $35; 737-8888, Ext. 201.

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK: Young Artists Repertory Theatre Company production; 8 p.m. April 25-26 and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, ballroom of Bon Air Apartments, 2101 Walton Way; $10; reservations required; 863-0151.

FAITH COUNTY: Columbia County Stage III, Ltd. production; 7 p.m. April 25-27 and 3 p.m. April 28, Augusta Jewish Community Center, off Furys Ferry Road, Evans; tickets are $20 for Thursday show with theme dinner, $30 for Friday and Saturday shows with dinner catered by French Market Grille West, and $15 for Sunday matinee; reservations required; 228-3636.

FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE: Production of Over the River and Through the Woods; April 26-27, May 3-4 and 9-11, Fort Gordon Performing Arts Theater, Third Avenue, Building 32100 on post; 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show; $24 for military, Fort Gordon personnel and seniors older than 55, $27 for civilians; 793-8552.

THE LEGENDS OF THE HATFIELDS AND MCCOYS: Encore performance by Augusta Ballet with bluegrass legend Sam Bush; 8 p.m. Friday, May 3 and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $10-$35; 261-0555.

AUGUSTA MINI THEATRE'S ANNUAL DRAMA AND PIANO RECITAL: With 60 students from Mini Theatre; 8 p.m. May 3-4, Jack B. Patrick Technology Center, Augusta Technical College, 3200 Augusta Tech Drive; $7, tickets available at theatre, 430 Eighth St.; 722-0598.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: Augusta Players production; 8 p.m. May 17-19 and 3 p.m. May 19, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $10-$30; 826-4707.