Originally created 09/14/03

Arts calendar



GET LISTED: Send your event or group's schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

SPECIAL EVENTS

WINE EXPO AND AUCTION 2003: Thursday, The Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; tickets cost $50; 279-4849.

MONSTER MOTORNATIONALS: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.; monster-truck demonstrations; $14-$17 adults, $5.50 children 12 or younger Friday, $10.50-$13 children 12 or younger Saturday; 828-7700.

CIVIL WAR HERITAGE TRAIL RIDE: 9 a.m. Sept. 27, motorcycle ride begins at Confederate Powder Works chimney in front of Sibley Mill on Goodrich Street and goes to Crawfordville, Ga., and Camak, Ga.; visit historical sites with commentators and re-enactors; music, vendors, food and fellowship; $10-$25; 869-8879.

AUGUSTA CLASSIC MUSIC FESTIVAL: With Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, The O'Jays, Keith Sweat, K.C. & Jo-Jo, 6 p.m. Sept. 28; Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.; $40.50-$50.50; 828-7700.

TWO NATIONS, ONE VISION: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sept. 30; Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans; 20 photographs show Jackie Kennedy with Leah Rabin, Golda Meir with former New York Mayor John Lindsay and Yitzak Rabin with former President Clinton; free.

BARNEY, BABY BOP AND BJ IN BARNEY'S COLORFUL WORLD: 7 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 1; Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.; $10.50-$31, Ticketmaster outlets $10-$30; 828-7700.

WHO'S COOKING?: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4; Lake Olmstead, off Milledge Road; 100 men invited to share cooking skills; food, entertainment, vendors; $10 adults, $5 children 12 or younger; to benefit 30901 Development Corporation; tickets can be purchased at Beulah Grove Community Resource Center or Augusta State University Athletic Department; 823-0905.

MUSIC NOTES

CAROUSEL Augusta Opera production 3 p.m. today; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; opera chat one hour before show; show tickets range from $15 to $45; season tickets available at a discount; Web Site www.augustaopera.com.; 826-4710.

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY RECITAL: 3 p.m. today; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on campus, 2500 Walton Way; Augusta State Fine Arts and Conservatory program; 737-1453.

TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC: 2 p.m. today; Morris Museum of Art Auditorium, 1 10th St.; listen to fiddle, whistle and pipes of Sibin; free; 724-7501.

AUGUSTA SYMPHONY MASTERWORKS CONCERT: 8 p.m. Saturday, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way, featuring pianist Marina Lomazov; $15-$40, 826-4705.

MITHRAL: Noon Sept. 23, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets, Riverwalk Augusta; Gaelic music; $7 for lunch; 722-3463.

AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY RECITAL: 8 p.m. Sept. 25; Dr. Christine Crookall, violoncello, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on campus, 2500 Walton Way; 737-1453.

ONSTAGE

THE ODD COUPLE: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Sept. 25-27, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; dinner and show; $30 off-post community, $28 seniors, Army civilian employees and military E8 and above, $17 military E1-E7, $12 cabaret seating; 793-8552 or www.fortgordon.com.

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS: Aiken Community Playhouse production, Friday and Saturday and Sept. 26-28, Oct. 3-4; performances at Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St; Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m., Sunday performances at 3 p.m.; $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 students, $6 age 12 or younger; (803) 648-1438. Web site www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

THE THREE MUSKETEERS: Sneak preview 7 p.m. Sept. 25, Augusta Ballet Studio, 2941 Walton Way; food and a sample of the production, 261-0555; production 7 p.m. Oct. 10-11, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Tickets for shows $17-$40; children ages 4-10 free; 261-0555.

GREASE: 8 p.m. Sept. 26-27, 3 p.m. Sept. 28; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; performed by the Augusta Players; $35; 826-4707; Web Site: www.augustaplayers.com.

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE: 8 p.m. Oct. 1-4, 3 p.m. Oct. 5; University of South Carolina Aiken's O'Connell Theatre; $12 adults, $7 students;(803) 641-3305.

DR. FAUSTUS: Augusta State University Theatre production of Christopher Marlowe play; 8 p.m. Oct. 9-11, 3 p.m. Oct. 12, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on campus, 2500 Walton Way; $10 adults, $7 seniors, $5 students, free with Augusta State ID; 737-1500.

FAIRS, FESTIVALS

CLYDE BEATTY-COLE BROS. CIRCUS: 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10:30 a.m., 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21; Augusta Mall parking lot; schools invited to bring students to Meet Tina the Elephant and her trainer and tour the circus village on opening day; $14-$16 adults, $9-$11 children 12 or younger and seniors, $20-$22 ringside tickets; 737-3737, ext. 111.

ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA: Friday through Sept. 21, Augusta Common; 800 block between Reynolds and Broad streets; celebration of visual and performing arts; with several stages of local, regional and national entertainment, art activities, ethnic food, costumes; Parade of Nations; $3; 826-4702.

COUNTRY FALL FEST: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3-4; Little Red Barn Gallery, at the junction of U.S. Highway 278 and South Carolina 37, Barnwell, S.C.; arts and crafts booths, demonstrations, fall produce, antiques, refreshments and more; (803) 541-7900.

BOSHEARS SKYFEST 2003: Fireworks display 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 4-5; Daniel Field; aircraft demonstrations, aerobatics, exhibits, parachute jumpers and jet truck; celebrating the 100th anniversary of flight; 733-8970.