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THE BIG TICKET
CARMAN AND THE HOUSE OF PRAISE: 7 p.m. Oct. 3; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $17.50 advance, $20.50 at the door; 828-7700.
BIG RED AND SWANEE QUINTET: 5 p.m. Oct. 5; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $20 for the first 1,500 people, $25 1,501 and over, $8 at the door for ages 6-12; 828-7700.
RICKY SKAGGS: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $30; 722-8293.
KILLER BEAZ: Comedian performs 8 p.m. Saturday, Radisson Riverfront Hotel, 2 10th St.; $20.50; tixonline, (803) 278-4849.
SUMMERVILLE TOUR OF HOMES: Oct. 10-12; tour eight restored and decorated private homes in Summerville community; $20 entire tour, $5 per home; tickets available at Del's Lamps and Shades, Fat Man's, Fat Man's West, Poppy Seeds, French Market Grille, Design Images, St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church; Monte Sano Rock and Stroll 7 to noon and candlelight tour 6-9 p.m. Oct. 10; 733-0265.
HAWAIIAN LUAU: 7 p.m. Oct. 11; Burke County Office Park, Georgia Highway 56, Waynesboro, Ga.; Hawaiian entertainment, authentic Hawaiian food by The Magical Fires of Polynesia; $25; 554-3277.
HARMONY RIVER CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL: Dixieland Beat concert 7 p.m. Saturday, Lakeside High School, 533 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans; $10 adults, $5 age 12 and younger; 279-6499.
TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Noon Tuesdays, sanctuary of St. Paul's Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets; Augusta Symphony Woodwind Trio Oct. 7; $7 includes lunch; 722-3463.
FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: 7 p.m. Oct. 9; Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; with Aiken Brass, Bill Foss, Maureen Simpson and original composition by Richard Maltz; $8 public, $5 students; (803) 641-3305.
AUGUSTA SYMPHONY ENCORE CHAMBER CONCERT: 8 p.m. Oct. 11, Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension; Woodwind Trio and Friends concert; $7.50 students, $15 adults; 826-4705.
MUSIC: SACRED AND PROFANE: 2 p.m. Oct. 12, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; Augusta State University Chamber Choir and Opera Workshop performing a program of choral and operatic works; 737-1453.
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS: Aiken Community Playhouse production, tonight-Sunday, 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.
HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Oct. 4, 3 p.m. Oct. 5; University of South Carolina Aiken's O'Connell Theatre; $12 adults, $7 students;(803) 641-3305.
BEN HUR: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; with organist Ron Carter of Atlanta; $10 regular seating, $25 La-Z-Boy and service.
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; $12 reserved seating; $10 adults, $7 seniors, $5 students, free with Augusta State ID; 37-1500.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS: 7 p.m. Oct. 10-11, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Tickets for shows $17-$40; children ages 4-10 free; 261-0555.
FORT GORDON OKTOBERFEST 2003: 5-9 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 4, Noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 5; Barton Field; rides, shows, festival food, pony ride, a VolksMarch, games and more; open to military and general public; $15, $10 advance ticket for Wednesday, $30 wristband good for all rides Oct. 3-5.
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 Highway 37, Barnwell, S.C.; arts and crafts booths, demonstrations, fall produce, antiques, refreshments and more; (803) 541-7900.
GREEK FESTIVAL 2003: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 3-4, Noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 5; Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St.; traditional Greek foods, pastries, beverages, dancing, music, bazaar; free; 724-1087.
BOSHEARS SKYFEST 2003: fireworks display 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3,; air show hours 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.
SEVERAL DEGREES REMOVED FROM REALITY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays Oct. 5-24; The Arts Center, corner of Green and Church streets Swainsboro, Ga.; artwork by Zal Richards; (478) 237-2592.
HISPANIC FESTIVAL 2003: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 11; Augusta Common, 800 block between Reynolds and Broad streets; music, dancing, Latin American food, entertainment, Seniorita Latina contest; $1 donation; 736-4738.
COLONIAL TIMES: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11-12, Living History Park in North Augusta; re-enactors demonstrate trades, crafts, colonial baking, woodworking; music, refreshments, games and more; free; 279-2323.
LITERARY LIFE BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; Carl Purdy 8-10 tonight, Rod Mackert 8-10 p.m. Saturday; 737-6962.
AUDITIONS THE MOUSETRAP: 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Fort Gordon; parts for five men, three women, ages 21-65; open to public; bring photo ID for access through gates; 791-4389.
PLANT EXCHANGE AND SALE: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Evans to Locks Road in Columbia County; bring plants and gardening items to trade or sell; must provide own table and display equipment; 854-8215.
PLANT EXTRAVAGANZA: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 11, North Augusta Church of Christ, 600 Martintown Road; with CSRA-South Carolina Master Gardeners; North Augusta Council of Garden Clubs; 279-6499.
SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25; Sixth and Reynolds streets, across from the Augusta Museum of History; fresh fruits, vegetables, pastries, cheese, breads, crafts and more; 722-8000.
AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY FILM SERIES:Monday, Unknown Pleasures; Oct. 6, Talk to Her; Oct. 13, all movies 7 p.m., presented in the Butler Hall Lecture Room on campus, 2500 Walton Way; free admission; call student activities office, 737-1609.
RICHMOND COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY FILM SERIES: 902 Greene St.; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7, A Mighty Wind; Oct. 14, Crumb; free; 821-2600.
AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St. S.W.; through Sept. 26, works by abstract landscape artist Samuel Ward and abstract/impressionist Sherie Koenig; Horseplay unveiling party at the center, Oct. 4, Horseplay Street Arts festival; Oct. 9-Nov. 21 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; (803) 641-9094.
AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; The National Pastime in Black and White: The Negro Baseball Leagues, 1867-1955 exhibit through Oct. 19; 2 p.m. Sunday, Only the Ball Was White; shown in theater, free; 2 p.m. Oct. 5, Kings of the Hill, shown in theater, free; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; free Sundays, $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children and free for age 5 or younger other days; www.augustamuseum.org; 722-8454.
FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Best of Augusta Bash, salutes the Augusta Magazine's Best of Augusta winners; $10 advance, $15 at the door; Celebration of Flight exhibit, Knox Gallery Oct. 18-Jan. 31; regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; $8 for ages 18-54, $6 for 55 or older, active military and ages 4-17, free for members; admission half price after 3 p.m. daily; 821-0200.
GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; Through Nov. 21, If Walls Could Talk, tour program of High Federal Style of architecture at institute; through Oct. 3, Walker-Mackenzie Studio, recent works from the institute's students; through Oct. 24, Gallery Tours of Ware's Folly, first floor gallery; 23rd Annual Juried Fine Art Competition: A Sense of Place 2003, through Oct. 24; Of Arts and Artists: Recent works from the faculty of Augusta State University, Nov. 3-25; Ware's Folly Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, by appointment Saturday; Walker MacKenzie Studio, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 722-5495; www.ghia.org.
LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; Featured Artists Exhibition: works by artists including Ethan Brock, Eugene Campbell, Audrey Crosby, Leisha Starchia, Gene Threats and Rhian Swain- Gibony through September; museum hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; $3 adults, $1 students; 724-3576.
MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; exhibit A Century of Progress: Twentieth Century Painting in Tennessee, through Nov. 9; beginning Tuesday -Dec. 9, museum offers training for volunteer tour guides; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Steven Jackson, Nashville based singer-songwriter with high-energy rock with bluegrass influence; $3 adults, $2 seniors, students, military; through Nov. 9, A Century of Progress, survey of 20th century paintings from Tennessee; 3:30 p.m.; museum hours 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 65 or older, free younger than 6; www.themorris.org; 724-7501.
SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Silent Movie Night with Ben Hur with theater organist Ron Carter, $10, $25 VIP; tours of 103-year-old former Catholic church noted for its stained glass, brickwork and architecture; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; donations requested; 826-4700.