Originally created 12/14/03

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.

SEASONAL EVENTS CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE 2003: 1 p.m. today; Broad Street.

AUGUSTA CHORALE CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 4 p.m. today, Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel, Paine College, Druid Park Avenue; $15 adults, $5 children; 733-7809.

AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY MESSIAH AND MORE: 8 p.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; choruses from O Holy Night, Messiah, spirituals; $20 adults, $16 seniors, students, $5 children 5 and younger; 826-4713.

SELAH CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 602 Georgia Ave.; O Holy Night with Jill Phillips, Ron Jones, orchestra with Selah; $12-$20; 279-6370.

ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m. Friday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; with Josh Kelley and Lillix; admission is an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots campaign; 722-8341.

BEHOLD THE STAR: 6 p.m. Saturday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; dinner performance; $35 balcony, $50 table seating; black tie requested; 724-2400.

THE 12 BANDS OF CHRISTMAS: 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; bands include Lives of Reilly, Daze of Haze, Joe Stevenson, Livingroom Legends, Impulse Ride, Shaun Piazza, Patrick Blanchard Band, Deathstar, Tara Scheyer and The Half-Shirt Leroys, Turtleneck, Hellblinki Sextet and Jemani; $6; benefits Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center; 722-8341.

LITERARY LIFE BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS: 2-4 p.m. today, Karin Calloway will sign her book Quick Cooking II: A Second Serving; 860-2310.

BOOKS-A-MILLION: preschool storytime 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 481-9090.

AUDITIONS

SINGERS NEEDED: 7 p.m. Thursdays, North Augusta Church of Christ, 600 Martintown Road; female singers 18 and older for Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International; 279-6499.

AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way; auditions for the 2003-04 season; for age 15 or older; 826-4713.

ARTISTS CONSERVATORY THEATRE: Seeking actors and actresses for As You Like It and A Doll House; resume required; augconservatory@yahoogroups.com.

OF NOTE CRAFTERS NEEDED: Crafters are needed for Christmas in the Heart of Downtown Harlem, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, in conjunction with the Harlem Christmas Parade; $10 space rentals; 556-0401.

ART AUCTION: 6:30 p.m. cocktails, open bar, 7:30 p.m. auction, Congregation Children of Israel, 3005 Walton Way; presented by Atlantic Art; $10 a person, $15 a couple.

MUSEUMS

AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St. S.W.; Recycled Art Sale through Saturday, Dec. 27; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; (803) 641-9094.

AUGUSTA GOLF & GARDENS: 1 11th St.; Easter Seals Fantasy of Lights tour Friday-Sunday, and Wednesday-Christmas Eve, regular hours 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays; $5.50 adults, $4.50 seniors, students and military; $3.50 ages 4-12; age 3 or younger free with paid adult; $4 per person for groups of 15 or more; Sunday admission buy one, get one free with coupon available at Web site www.gghf.org; 724-4443.

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; Today-Saturday, Holiday Artists' Market 2003 Exhibit, selection of art, gift items from 50 local artists, free; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Edible Works of Art: A Call for All Cookie Decorators, at Holiday Market; celebrity judges to announce winners; categories include most festive, most original, best use of artistic style; 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.; through-Wednesday, Dec. 31, Annual Dolls exhibition; Barbie dolls, ethnic dolls, porcelain and handmade dolls from local collectors; $3 adults, $1 students; 3-5 p.m. Jan. 11, present works of Malaika Favorite, art of African-American culture; $3 adults, $1 students; 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.; noon Friday, Dec. 19, Art at Lunch: A Cajun Christmas, docent Peggy Ruth Geren will share Christmas, New Orleans style; with Creole food; boxed lunches, $8.50 museum members, $10.50, nonmembers; lecture free for members, $3 adults, $2 seniors, students, military nonmembers; reservations required; Thursday, Jan. 8, Travel with the Morris to Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, N.C.; trip includes boxed breakfast, museum admission, lunch, transportation, hors d'oeuvres; $90 museum members, $125 nonmembers; call for reservations; 724-7501; through Sunday, Feb. 15, Baby Boom Daydreams: The Art of Douglas Bourgeois; includes more than 60 paintings; through Sunday, Jan. 4 Edward Rice, recent monotypes; through Sunday, Jan. 11, The Low Country: Paintings by Preston Russell; 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.