Originally created 01/23/04

Applause 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.

THE BIG TICKET

  • GEORGE WINSTON: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road, Evans; benefits Golden Harvest Food Bank, $20; call Laurie Roper Harmon at Golden Harvest, 736-1199, ext. 208, or (800) 766-7690 ext. 208, or see Web site goldenharvest.org.
  • TIM WILSON: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $25; 722-8341 or www.imperialtheatre.com.
  • IMAGINE TOUR WITH MERCYME, AMY GRANT, BEBO NORMAN: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $21-$36.
  • WILLIE NELSON: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.; $35; 828-7700.
  • JAMES GREGORY: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 12, Imperial Theater, 745 Broad St.; $25; 722-8341 or www.imperialtheatre.com.
  • HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 12; Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.; $13-$41, group rates available; 828-7700.
  • SPECIAL EVENTS

    WESTERN CULTURE AND FOOD FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. Thursday through 6 p.m. Sunday, Seventh Street at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center; demonstrations of Old West gunfights, bar fights, trick roping with cowboy and Western culture performers, American Indian culture demonstrations, arts and crafts, vendors of Western, Mexican, traditional foods, concerts featuring Rhes Reeves Band, Shiloh; 823-3435.

    AUGUSTA FUTURITY: 8 a.m. until through Saturday, Jan. 31, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 605 Seventh St.; cutting-horse competition, bull riding, horse sale, parade and more; $6-$13.50; 823-3417.

    ROBERT BURNS DINNER: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Building, off Doughtery Road, Aiken; Scottish dinner held by St. Andrews Society of Aiken to commemorate birthday of Scotland native Robert Burns; semiformal dress; $34, tickets available at Artists Parlor, The Curiosity Shop, Southside Gallery in Aiken; (803) 648-4067.

    CULLUM LECTURE SERIES: 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Butler Lecture Hall, 2500 Walton Way; Dr. Sunita George, Alabama State University; free, 737-1744.

    ANTIQUES IN THE HEART OF AIKEN SHOW AND SALE: Antiques available from 22 dealers from across the nation, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30-Saturday, Jan. 31, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., fund-raiser for arts center, $6 for weekend; symposium sessions Jan. 30-31 cost $25 per session or $90 for all four sessions; call (803) 641-9094.

    ART AUCTION: 6:30 p.m. cocktails, open bar, 7:30 p.m. auction, Saturday, Jan. 31, Congregation Children of Israel, 3005 Walton Way; presented by Atlantic Art; $10 a person, $15 a couple.

    DINNER AT ASTI'S: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; fund-raiser for cultural center features Italian dinner with singing waiters, Augusta Collegium Musicum, Russell Brown and food by Poppy Seeds; $100; 826-4700.

    MASKED BALL: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St.; United Negro College Fund gala benefit will welcome Lou Rawls; elegant dining, silent auction, entertainment by Playback and parade of masks; black-tie affair; $75; 821-8217.

    EMPTY BOWL LUNCHEON: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 22; Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way; sample foods from Augusta's restaurants, bakers, caterers; benefits Golden Harvest Food Bank; $15 adults, $5 ages 10 and younger; tickets available at Golden Harvest Food Bank, Augusta Jewish Community Center; 228-3636.

    ONSTAGE

    A 1000 CLOWNS: Aiken Community Playhouse production 8 p.m. today and Sunday, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St; $15, $13 seniors, $10 students, $6 younger than 12; (803) 648-1438. Web site www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.

    DIE FLEDERMAUS: Augusta Opera production 8 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Jan. 31, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $15-$45 adults, $12-$36 seniors, students with ID; 826-4710.

    NOISES OFF: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production of British farce; dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday Feb. 13-14, Feb. 20-21, and Thursday-Saturday Feb. 26-28, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Ave.; $32 off-post community, $30 seniors, Army civilian employees and military E8 and above, $20 military E1-E7, $15 cabaret seating; 793-8552 or www.fortgordon.com.

    EVITA: Augusta Players production 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 and Feb. 29 Sunday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12-$35; 826-4707.

    MUSIC NOTES

    CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE: 3 p.m. Sunday, St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; harpist Vonda Darr, organist Keith Shafer in benefit for Augusta chapter of Habitat for Humanity; 724-9641.

    AUGUSTA SYMPHONY MUSIC TO THE PEOPLE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17; North Augusta High School Auditorium, 2000 Knobcone Ave; $12 each and $40 for 4 tickets, Ken Smith; 442-7588.

    TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Free concert series, sanctuary of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets; $7 for lunch, dine in or take out, reservations required for lunch; Dr. Blanche Coleman Memorial Concert; Montana Skies, Feb. 10; Lili Banan and Edguardo Diaz, Feb. 24; The Roy Goodwin Memorial Concert, March 9; Artemesia Thevaos and Claire Murray, March 23; 722-3463.

    ON YOUR TOES

    SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY SHOWCASE: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, The Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; featuring student, professional dance routines set to music from Big Band era; general dancing after show; $25; 854-8888.

    BALLROOM DANCE PARTY: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, dance lessons and 8-11 p.m. dance party; The Elks Lodge, 4381 Sandy Ridge Place, Martinez; ballroom, Latin, swing, and shag dance routines, $10; Teena Marie 414-6381.

    VALENTINE DANCE: 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; The Medical College of Georgia Sertoma Club and CSRA Shag Club event with DJ Butch Davidson; $10, $5 college students with ID.

    BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE LESSONS: 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; The Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; social salsa, merengue, salsa rueda, shag, swing, waltz, fox trot; no partners necessary; $10-$12 drop-in, $30-$80 a month; 854-8888.

    SECOND SATURDAY DANCES: 7:30-11 p.m. Saturdays, The Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; Latin, ballroom, swing dancing and potluck dinner; no partners necessary; casual dress; $10 per person; 854-8888.

    MANGELLY BELLY DANZ CLUB: 7:15 p.m. Monday for beginners, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays for advanced dancers; Mangelly Dance School, 2506 Peach Orchard Road; 736-6775.

    CSRA/AUGUSTA BOGEY-WOOGIE DANCE AND SOCIAL GROUP: 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, A World of Dance Studio, 3497 Wheeler Road; for couples, newcomers and singles; no membership fees; receive monthly calendar free; beginner shag lessons all summer; $3 fee; 650-2396.

    AUGUSTA INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE CLUB: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; location and cost information, 737-6299.

    SHAG, SALSA, HUSTLE AND LATIN DANCE CLASSES: Salsa 7 p.m. Mondays and 8 p.m. Tuesdays; hustle 8 p.m. Mondays; shag classes 7 p.m. Wednesdays, The Elks Lodge, Martinez; classes taught by Teena Marie, of Ballroom in Motion; $30; 414-6381.

    AUGUSTA CHAPTER OF THE UNITED STATES AMATEUR BALLROOM DANCERS ASSOCIATION: Monthly dance 7:15-11 p.m. first Saturdays; 45-minute, free dance lesson by a professional instructor; $7 members, $10 others; refreshments; Elks club facility, 205 Elkdom Court, near River Watch Parkway; Melvis Lovett 733-3890, Jean Avery 863-4186.

    LITERARY LIFE

    DORA THE EXPLORER STORYTIME: 10 a.m. Saturday, Books-A-Million, 2834 Washington Road; free, 481-9090.

    VALERIE BOYD: 2003 Southern Books Critics Circle Award winner will discuss her book, Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, at annual meeting of Friends of the Augusta Library, 7 p.m. Monday, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way.

    MEET THE AUTHOR: Noon Tuesday, Reese Library, 2500 Walton Way; with Ralph Watkins, associate professor of sociology; Rap, Religion, and New Realities: The Emergence of a Religion Discourse in Rap Music; free, 737-1744.

    WINTER GATHERING OF WRITERS: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Allgood Hall Room E158, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free session with author Donna Hemans (River Woman) and poet Sandra Meeks; Anthony Kellman at 737-1500 for information.

    TOBY STORYTIME: 10 a.m. Saturday, Books-A-Million, 2834 Washington Road; free, 481-9090.

    AUDITIONS

    AUGUSTA PLAYERS PRODUCTION OF THE WIZ: 7 tonight, 3-6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Cutno Dance Studio, 210 11th St.; roles for children, adults of all ages; will be asked to read scripts, learn dance routine; have prepared solo; 826-4707.

    AUGUSTA CHILDREN'S CHORALE: Appointments for auditions for grades 3-8 are now available until March; call 826-4718.

    YOUNG ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATER COMPANY: Auditions for play Bad Seed, to be staged in March, with cast of seven males and five females; auditions for part of Rhoda, "the charming little girl with the evil heart," to be held 7 p.m. Friday; parts, open to high school and college-age students; auditions to be in lower school cafetorium of Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road in Martinez; 210-8915.

    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.

    ARTS INSTRUCTION

    ADULT POTTERY CLASSES: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Ceramics Unlimited, 224 West Ave., North Augusta; $100, includes supplies; (803) 819-3311.

    CHILDREN'S POTTERY CLASSES: 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays, Ceramics Unlimited, 224 West Ave., North Augusta; $90, includes supplies; (803) 819-3311.

    I DRUM 2U1: 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays; G.L. Jackson Conference Center, 1714 North Leg Court; a new rhythm is introduced and taught each month by Not Gaddy; $15 per class, $50 a month; idrum2ui@comcast.net.

    D.R.U.M. Ensemble: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays; G.L. Jackson Conference Center, 1714 North Leg Court; drum class and rehearsal led by Not Gaddy; loaner drums available; $15 per class, $50 a month; idrum2ui@comcast.net.

    AUGUSTA INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE CLUB: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; line and circle dances taught and reviewed; call for location; 737-6299.

    FILM

    AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY FILM SERIES: 7 p.m. Monday, Butler Lecture Hall, 2500 Walton Way; Winged Migration; free, 737-1609.

    RICHMOND COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY FILM SERIES: 902 Greene St.; Midnight Cowboy, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Gigantic; free; 821-2600.

    MUSEUMS, ATTRACTIONS

    AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St. S.W.; Ben Adams collection of antique hats, boxes and portraits through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; (803) 641-9094.

    AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; free; (803) 642-2015.

    AUGUSTA CANAL INTERPRETIVE CENTER: 1450 Greene St., Enterprise Mill Suite 400; Family Funday 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8; guided excursion on 45-passenger Petersburg tour boat 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, weather permitting, $6 adults, $5 seniors, active-duty military, $4 for age 18 and younger; center admittance $5 adults, $4 seniors and military, $3 youths, age 6 or younger free; Monday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday; 823-7089.

    AUGUSTA GOLF & GARDENS: 1 11th St.; 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.

    AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; Let's Play: Pastimes from the Past, through Sunday, Feb. 15; regular hours 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.

    BOYHOOD HOME OF PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON: 419 Seventh St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; $5, $4 age 60 or older and $3 younger than 18, free age 5 or younger; 722-9828.

    CITY OF GROVETOWN MUSEUM: 106 W. Robinson Ave.; renovated century-old McDonald-Fields home; information, artifacts and photographs of Grovetown, Columbia County and Georgia; 1-4 p.m. Saturdays; $1; 863-4576.

    DUPONT PLANETARIUM: 471 University Parkway, University of South Carolina Aiken; $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 school-age children; 7 and 8 p.m. first and third Fridays and Saturdays; $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 K-12 pupils, $1 for university faculty, staff and students; (803) 641-3654.

    FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; Mars Rover Project exhibit opening Saturday; Celebration of Flight exhibit, Knox Gallery through January; 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-duty military and ages 4-17, free for members; admission half-price after 3 p.m. daily; 821-0200.

    GEORGE WALTON HISTORIC SITE MEADOW GARDEN: 1320 Independence Drive; farm home of George Walton, youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence; built in 1792 and furnished with 18th- and 19th-century antiques; oldest house museum in Georgia; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Saturdays by appointment; $4 adults, $3.50 seniors, $3 college students, $1 children; group rates available; www.geocities.com/meadowgarden3; 724-4174.

    GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; Through Friday, March 26, If Walls Could Talk, tour program exploring examples of High Federal Style of architecture of Ware's Folly; 6-8 p.m. today, art reception for Anne Hebebrand: Current Works; main gallery at Ware's Folly; regular hours 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.

    HOPELAND GARDENS: Whiskey Road and Dupree Place, Aiken; (803) 642-7631.

    LAUREL AND HARDY MUSEUM: 250 N. Louisville St., Harlem; artifacts and exhibits pay tribute to comic duo and Harlem native Oliver Hardy; 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Monday; 556-3448.

    MCCORMICK ARTS COUNCIL AT THE KETURAH (MACK): 115 Main St., McCormick, S.C.; (864) 465-3216 or marts@wctel.net.

    MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Garden City Chorus 2 p.m. Sunday, free; Terra Cognita: Contemporary Artists Lecture Series, with Kevin Cole 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19; Richard Jolley, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18; Janos Enyedi, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1; and Helen Frederick, Tuesday, April 13; $3 adults, $2 seniors, military, students, free for members, college and university student and faculty with ID; Feb. 15, Jack Spencer: Photographs from Native Soil; exhibition of photographs capturing the spirit of the Mississippi River Delta; through Sunday, Feb. 15, Baby Boom Daydreams: The Art of Douglas Bourgeois; includes more than 60 paintings; www.themorris.org; 724-7501.

    PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: Off Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; 828-2109 or 828-2129.

    REDCLIFFE PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; regular hours grounds open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday, house tours noon to 3 p.m. or by appointment; admission $1, house tours $3 per adult, $2 youths; (803) 827-1473.

    SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER: 1301 Greene St.; tours of 103-year-old former Catholic church noted for its stained glass, brickwork and architecture; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; donations requested; 826-4700.

    SIGNAL CORPS MUSEUM: Conrad Hall, 506 Chamberlain Ave., Fort Gordon; hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 791-3856 or 791-2818.

    THOROUGHBRED RACING HALL OF FAME: inside Hopeland Gardens, 100 Dupree Place, Aiken; closed through Sunday; regular hours 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays; (803) 642-7650.

    WILD TURKEY CENTER AND MUSEUM: National Wild Turkey Federation, 770 Augusta Road, Edgefield, S.C.; regular self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday;