AJ'S BAR AND GRILL: 4314 Wrightsboro Road; music jam tonight; 863-2206.
ALEX'S RESTAURANT AND SPORTS BAR: 3160 Wrightsboro Road; $3 wings Wednesdays, DJ Tech and dancing Thursdays-Saturdays, free admission Thursday for women; 739-0000.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 63: 90 Milledge Road; dinner and dance tonight with Flashback; 733-5184.
BACKYARD TAVERN: 218 S. Belair Road; Southern Gentleman tonight, blind-draw and steel-tipped darts tournament Thursday; 869-8695.
THE BEE'S KNEES: 211 10th St.; Projections and Selections tonight, Jazz Sessions with MONIKER Saturday, 12 Tone Lounge Tuesday and Meditate on This! Wednesday; 828-3600.
BORDERS BOOKS MUSIC & CAFE: 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; Paul Gordon tonight and Angel Cleary Saturday; 737-6962.
CHARLIE O'S: 2320 Gordon Highway; Louie and The Bandits Saturday; 737-0905
CLUB CONTINUUM: 943 Ellis St.; Playalistic Thursdays; 722-2582.
CLUB 706: 2623 Deans Bridge Road; Liquid Buffet tonight; 771-1817.
COCONUTS: 469 Highland Ave.; Miss Coconut bikini contest tonight, Greater Augusta karaoke contest Wednesday and ladies' night Thursday; 364-0786.
CORK & BULL PUB: 1925 Whiskey Road, Aiken; karaoke Thursdays; (803) 649-5239.
COTTON PATCH: 816 Cotton Lane at Riverwalk Augusta; Ruskin Yeargin tonight, Jason Sabo and Michael Baideme Saturday and trivia with Michael Thomas 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays; 724-4511.
COYOTE'S: 2512 Peach Orchard Road; weekend blast tonight and Saturday and ladies night Thursday; 560-9245.
CROSSROADS: 11th Street, between Broad and Ellis streets; live entertainment tonight and Saturday; 821-3366.
CUZ'S BAR 1979 Tobacco Road; ladies' night with Southside Mike tonight, open eight-ball tournament 1 p.m. Saturday with Southside Mike 7 to 11 p.m., free pool 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesday and pool league Thursday; 790-4623.
FINISH LINE CAFE: 4046 Belair Road; DJ and karaoke tonight, Saturdays and Thursdays, pool tournament Monday; 855-5999.
GREENE STREETS: 402 11th St.; karaoke six nights a week; 823-2002.
HIGHLANDER: 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; Arlington tonight; 278-2796.
JEREMY'S: 3415 Wrightsboro Road; spoken word, open microphone and dance party with DJ Dick tonight, open microphone for military females with ID Saturday, pool blast Tuesday, DJ Dick and ladies night Wednesday and karaoke with Tim Baxley Thursday; 733-9611.JERRI'S PLACE: 660 Broad St.; Special Blend tonight; 722-0088.
JOE'S UNDERGROUND: John Kolbeck tonight, Joe Stevenson Saturday, John Kolbeck Monday and Tuesday, Paul Arrowood Wednesday and Cliff Bennett Thursday; 724-9457.
LAST CALL: 2701 Washington Road, behind Windsor Jewelers; DJ Richie Rich tonight and Saturday, karaoke with Tony Howard Wednesday and gelatin wrestling Thursday; 738-8730.
LIMELITE CAFE: 1137 Agerton Lane; trivia Saturday and Thursday; 731-0220.
LUCKY LADY'S BAR AND GRILL: Gordon Highway, between Fort Gordon gates 1 and 2; DJ tonight and Saturday with karaoke, pool Monday, karaoke Tuesday, pool Wednesday and Thursday; 651-0110.
MICHAEL'S RESTAURANT AND PIANO BAR: 2860 Washington Road; Mike Swift and karaoke Mondays and Marilyn Adcock Tuesdays-Saturdays; 733-0913.
MISS CAROLYN'S BAR AND GRILL: 2416 Windsor Spring Road; Southern Gentlemen tonight and Saturday, pool league Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, men's night Wednesdays, ladies' night with open jukebox Thursdays, three-ball tournament with open tables Saturdays; 798-6969.
MODJESKA: 813 Broad St.; The Flavour Shoppe with DJ TY Bess tonight, DJ Jorge Makepeace Saturday and The Comedy Zone Thursday; 303-9700.
MISS CAROLINE'S: 2416 Windsor Spring Road; January Baby night with Horizons tonight, men's night Wednesday and ladies' night and karaoke Thursday; 798-6969.
THE PLAYGROUND: 873 Broad St.; barroom olympics tonight and Saturday, karaoke Wednesday and open microphone Thursday; 724-5399.
ROBBIE'S SPORTS BAR: 2834 Washington Road; DJ Rusty tonight and Saturday, food and beverage night with free pool Monday, pool leagues and darts Tuesday, free pool with DJ Rusty Wednesday and ladies night and free pool Thursday; 738-0866.
SAFARI LOUNGE: 3608 Richland Ave. W., Aiken; DJ Dennis and Murl and karaoke tonight, karaoke with Jay Saturday, shag lessons with Johnny and Judy Turner Monday and ladies night with karaoke Thursday; (803) 641-1100.
SERENDIPITY CAFE: 4534 Washington Road, Evans; Chelsea Logue Thursday; 868-1911.
SHANNON'S: 300 Shartom Drive, off Washington Road; Bart Bell and Allen Black tonight, Kool Katz Saturday, Tony Howard and Shelly Watkins Sunday, Bart Bell and Allen Black Wednesday and karaoke with Peggy Thursday; 860-0698.
THE POURHOUSE: 1285 Broad St.; The Recaps featuring Sassy Brass tonight and Saturday, karaoke with Pourhouse Friends Wednesday and national karaoke competition finals Thursday; 724-0632.
RUMORS: 1602 Gordon Highway at Tubman Home Road; Magic Hat, Top 40 dance music with DJ Doug Romanella, thong and boxer contest tonight, Magic Hat, DJ Doug Romanella and sexy legs contest Saturday; 560-0551.
SWEET DREAMIN PUB AND LOUNGE: Belvedere-Clearwater Road, Clearwater; karaoke and DJ with Helen Hydrick tonight and Saturday, open pool table 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday and Thursday; (803) 593-8302.
T.G.I. FRIDAY'S: 2800 Washington Road; John Kolbeck Sunday; 736-8888.
TIME PIECEZ: 730 Broad St.; '80s ladies night Saturdays, weekend fishbowl party Thursdays; 828-5888.
WHEELER TAVERN: 3664 Wheeler Road; Flashback with DJ Buddy tonight, Saturday, darts Monday, eight-ball tournament Tuesday, nine-ball tournament Wednesday and Flashback with DJ Buddy Thursday; 868-5220.
WHISKEY JUNCTION: 1212 Whiskey Road; Smart Alex tonight, DJ Paul Saturday, karaoke Sunday and College night with DJ Paul Thursday;(803) 649-0794.
THE COUNTRY RANCH: 2510 Storm Branch Road, Beech Island; Southwind band tonight and Good Times karaoke Saturday; (803) 867-2388.
FISHBOWL LOUNGE: 2248 Lumpkin Road; Linda Eubanks tonight and Saturday and soft- and steel-tip darts Saturday, Monday and Wednesday; 790-6810.
FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES NO. 1197: Ben tonight and Ed Jones and Smooth Country Saturday; 790-8040.
HIDEAWAY LOUNGE II: 3165 Gordon Highway; three-ball games Saturday, ladies night Monday, pool night Tuesday and Thursday, chicken-wing night Wednesday; 869-1080.
SILVER BULLET LOUNGE: 2423 Milledgeville Road; Tim Wood and the Big Dogs Fridays, Saturdays and Thursdays, karaoke Wednesdays; 737-6134.
BLUES AND JAZZ
BLIND PIG: 1251 Broad St.; Shameless Dave and The Miracle Whips tonight and Saturday, Sabo and The Scorchers Tuesday, The Backus Brother featuring Candice Hurst Wednesday and Pat Blanchard and The Broadstreet Jam Thursday; 722-7335.
D. TIMM'S JAZZ CAFE: 302 Sixth St.; Joe Patchen and The Blue Diamond Express, Tuesdays-Saturdays; 774-9500.PARTRIDGE INN: 2110 Walton Way; jazz band tonight and Saturday; 737-2428.
THE PRIVATE "I": 2507 Thomas Lane at Jennings Road; disco Fridays and Saturdays and live jazz and rhythm and blues Saturday; 793-9944.
SMITTY'S LOUNGE: 1815 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; blues and jazz Mondays; 722-6670.
TOUCH OF CLASS: 3129 Damascus Road; featured birthdays Fridays and disco weekends and karaoke Wednesdays; new-school and old-school lounges; 737-4845.
CLUB ARGOS: 1923 Walton Way; Argos Angels tonight and Saturday, dance party Wednesday and karaoke Thursday; 481-8829.
SURREY TAVERN: 471 Highland Ave; Playback with Soul Dimensions tonight, Tony Williams and the Blues Express Saturday, jam session Tuesday, Pat Blanchard Wednesday and Blues Torpedos Thursday; 736-1221.
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