Originally created 02/03/05

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@augusta chronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Antiques in the heart of aiken: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday , noon to 5 p.m. Sunday , Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W.; view and purchase antique furnishings from more than 20 specialized dealers across the nation; lunch available in Sweetheart Tea Room; preview party 7-9 tonight ; $6 for three-day pass, $50 a person, $95 a couple for preview party; (803) 641-9094 or www.aikencenterfor thearts.org.

Boot scoot boogie bash: 7 p.m. Saturday , Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; steak dinner, dance, silent, live auctions, raffles for 2005 Electric Club Car golf cart, John Deere lawn tractor, Harley-Davidson motorcycle; $20 bid each item, $50 for all three; 724-8483.

Daddy-daughter dance: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Augusta Towers Hotel and Convention Center, 2651 Perimeter Parkway; DJ, dancing, dinner, professional pictures, party favors, door prizes and more; $45 per father-daughter, $15 additional daughter; call for reservations; 733-2512.

Disc golf ice bowl: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday , Patriot's Park Activities Center; all players invited regardless of ability; $20 entry fee; 798-3383.

Joint concert: 7 p.m. Monday , First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Extension; with U.S. Army Signal Corps Band, U.S. Continental Army Band; free; 791-3113.

black history events

race, media and religion discussion: 10 a.m. Friday , Augusta State University, 326 University Hall, 2500 Walton Way; panel composed of faculty from Augusta State and Medical College of Georgia to discuss Is There a Cultural Divide in America? Perspectives on Race, Media and Religion; free; 737-1710.

naacp ebony fashion showcase 2005: 7:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $30, tickets available at Tina Shoe Gallery, CSRA Business League, The Augusta NAACP Branch.

harriet tubman program: 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, Wallace Branch Library, 1237 Laney-Walker Blvd., 3 p.m., Maxwell Branch Library, 1927 Lumpkin Road; Atlanta's Joanna Maddox will appear as Harriet Tubman; free; 821-2600 or 793-2020.

black history parade, AIKEN: 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, parade begins on Florence Street, across from American Legion Post 212 and ends at Smith Hazel Recreation Center; free; (803) 641-3888

a greenfield moment: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, Maxwell Branch Library, 1927 Lumpkin Road; stories, poems by black author Eloise Greenfield; free; groups must preregister; 793-2020.

The big show

Stomp: Touring production 7:30 p.m. Feb 15-16, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; ticketmaster.com or 828-7700.

winter jam 2005: 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; with Newsong, TobyMac, Rachael Lampa, TAIT, Building 429; $10; 828-7700.

ALICIA KEYS: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St., $35-$50, on sale 10 a.m. Friday; www.ticketmaster.com or 828-7700.

drive for show rock fore dough: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5; First Tee of Augusta, 3165 Damascus Road; with Hootie & the Blowfish, Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, Josh Kelley, Pat Blanchard Band; $20 advance, $30 day of show; 364-4653.

2005 tour of john hancock champions on ice: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; with Michelle Kwan, Sasha Cohen and more; $46; 828-7700.

ONSTAGE

chapter two: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday , Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St.; $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 students, $6 ages 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438.

best little whorehouse in texas: Augusta Players presentation 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday , Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12-$35; 826-4707.

from the mississippi delta: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 9-11, 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, Etherredge Center, O'Connell Theater, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students; (803) 641-3243.

youth wing meeting: 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St.; (803) 648-1438.

the golden goose: Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center's Patchwork Players presentation 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50; 733-7043.

black box coffeehouse: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, Aiken Community Playhouse, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St.; reader's theater with open microphone, refreshments, musical guests Sweet Adelines quartet, Cottonwood Blend, Drew Davis; $5; (803) 648-1438.

shadow lands: Aiken Community Playhouse presentation 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 10-12, Friday-Saturday, March 18-19, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 20, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 124 Newberry St.; $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 students, $6 ages 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438.

raggedy ann and andy: Augusta State University's Born to Read Literacy Center and Patchwork Players presentation 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, ASU, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50 a person; seating first-come, first-served ; 733-7043.

mademoiselle hood meets le wolf: Storyland Theatre presentation 9:30, 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, March 29-April 1, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $3.50; 736-3455.

MUSIC NOTES

prague symphony orchestra: 8 p.m. Friday , Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; $40; (803) 641-3305.

dinner at asti's: 7:30 p.m. Friday , Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; with Augusta Chorale, Augusta Collegium Musicum salute to Cole Porter, songs, duets from Broadway; Italian cuisine; $100;

826-4700.

tuesday's music live: Noon Tuesdays, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; Marina Alexandra, Tuesday ; Paul Bisaccia, Feb. 22 ; $7 for meal, reservation required for lunch, music free; 722-3463.

glenn miller orchestra: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; music from the Big Band era; $20 general admission, $25 VIP section; 722-8341.

celebrate! music of ella and satchmo: Augusta Symphony presents Pops! At the Bell, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $10-$40; 826-4705.

russell joel brown: romance unplugged: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $30 general admission, $45 VIP tickets; 722-8341.

teens in mind jazz benefit concert: 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; with jazz artist Wycliffe Gordon, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar; benefits home for teenage mothers; $50 a person, $75 a couple, $150 for four tickets, $300 for eight tickets; 833-3005.

choir program: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with Augusta Chorale, Augusta State University Concert Choir; free; 733-7809.

the elixir of love: Augusta Opera presentation 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 18-19, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; opera chat at 7 p.m.; $5-$45; 826-4710.

dichotomy of strings: Augusta Symphony presentation 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $15-$40; 826-4705.

america! america!: Augusta Symphony presentation 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $6 a person, $20 family four pack; 826-4705.

the devil-ish chamber players: Augusta Symphony presentation 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, Old Medical College, 598 Telfair St.; Encore Chamber Series; $15; 826-4705.

charles wadsworth and friends: Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society presentation 8 p.m. Friday, March 11, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $20 adults, $5 pupils, free for ASU faculty, staff, students; 736-9098.

cleon mauldin memorial concert: Augusta Concert Band presentation 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; 722-0077.

winter concert: Augusta Collegium Musicum presentation 8 p.m. Friday, March 18, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; $10; 733-5619.

the concerto: Augusta Symphony presentation 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; with Yael Weiss, piano, Yoon Kwon, violin, William De Rosa, cello; $15-$40; 826-4705.

concerts with a cause: A collage of the arts for passion week: 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20, St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; for the Golden Harvest Food Bank; free, with offering taken; 724-9641.

messiah parts 2 and 3 and a good friday performance of handel: Augusta Choral Society presentation 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; $50 adults, $40 seniors, students; 826-4713.

on your toes

foot loose and fancy free cloggers: New beginner class starts 6-6:45 p.m. today, 213 Hightower Drive; for ages 6-12; $30 a month, $10 registration fee; 863-9607.

pinocchio: Augusta Ballet presentation 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 11-12, Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $17-$40; 261-0555 or www.augusta ballet.org.

african dance classes: 7-8:15 p.m. Thursdays, New Bethlehem Community Center, 1336 Conklin Ave.; dance to African drums; 722-0086.

christian social organization dances: 8-11 p.m. Saturdays, Westside High School, on Patriots Way; free dance lessons 7-8 p.m.; refreshments provided; $5 members, $7 nonmembers; 736-8004.

ballroom dance center: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 18-19, Gotta Dance! Showcase, $18 before Feb. 11, $25 after; 8 p.m. Fridays, learn basics of Cajun two-step, jitterbug and waltz with Augusta Ballet choreographer Peter Powlus; $12; Second Saturday Dance, 7:30-11 p.m. second Saturdays, free group lessons followed by Latin, ballroom, salsa, swing dancing; semiformal attire, $10; 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; 854-8888.

dances of universal peace: 7-9 p.m. First Saturdays, Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way; (803)

643-0460.

The silver screen

free movies: 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Headquarters Library, 902 Greene St.; 3 Women, Monday ; Elephant, Feb. 14; Japanese Story, Feb. 21; High Fidelity, Feb. 28; free; 821-2600.

FREE MOVIES: Augusta State University series, 7 p.m. Mondays, University Hall on campus, 2500 Walton Way; Shaun of the Dead Monday, Moolaade Feb. 14, The Housekeeper Feb. 21, and Maria Full of Grace Feb. 28; 737-1609.

the sporting life

Augusta lynx: 7:35 Friday-Saturday , Florida Everblades; Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; $10-$14 adults, $9-$13 students, military; 722-3521.

AUDITIONS

Aiken community playhouse: 7 p.m. Tuesday , Bechtel Experimental Theater, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St.; males, females ages 17-65, chorus for Hello Dolly!; (803) 648-1438.

augusta players: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3045 Deans Bridge Road; for The Sound of Music; $75; 826-8707.

aiken community playhouse: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, Washington Center for the performing Arts, Bechtel Experimental Theater, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; five females, one male in mid-20s to late 30s for Five Women Wearing the Same Dress; (803) 648-1438.

fort gordon dinner theatre: 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, March 14-15, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; roles for six men, one woman, one girl for Wait Until Dark.

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 children's chorale: Auditions are available for grades 3-8; in-depth choral training with performance opportunities; limited number of openings available for 2005-06 season; 826-4718.

ATTRACTIONS

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; Petersburg tour boat: One-hour basic tours, 11:30 a.m., 1:30,

3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; $10 adults, $8 seniors , military, $6 age 18 and younger for one-hour tours; weather permitting; center admittance $6 adults, $5 seniors, military, $4 youths, age 6 and younger free; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 823-7089.

AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; readings by local authors 2 p.m. Sunday , with authors including Don Rhodes, Karen Gillespie, Laurel Blossom and Naomi Williams; exhibit A Slaveship Speaks: The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie through April 10; history theater film: Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives through February; regular admission $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children 6-18, free for children 5 and younger; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, free admission Sunday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, March 13; 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 and older and $3 younger than 18, free age 5 and younger; 722-9828.

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

EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: 1840 Broad St.; 1797 home, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; $2 adults and seniors, children $1; 722-8454.

FORT DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER: Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh Street; Through Feb. 28, Black History Month Celebration; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; $8 for ages 18-54, $6 for 55 and older, active-duty military and ages 4-17; 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; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturdays by appointment; $4 adults, $3.50 seniors, $3 college students, $1 children; group rates available; www.geocities.com/meadowgarden3; 724-4174.

GEORGIA GOLF HALL OF FAME'S BOTANICAL 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 and younger free with paid adult; $4 per person for groups of 15 or more; Sunday admission buy one, get one free with Web site coupon , www.gghf.og; 724-4443.

GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: 506 Telfair St.; Through Feb. 28, High School Student Showcase, Walker-Mackenzie Student Gallery, students from Richmond, Columbia County schools; regular hours of gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday ; 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.

LAUREL AND HARDY MUSEUM: 250 N. Louisville St., Harlem; exhibits pay tribute to comic duo and Harlem native Oliver Hardy; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; 556-3448.

LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; 11:30 a.m. Wednesday , senior luncheon, $5; art works of Karream Jones through February; $3 adults, $1 students; 4 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday; $3 adults, $1 students; 724-3576.

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; 7 tonight , Terra Cognita Contemporary Artists Lecture Series: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith; 2 p.m. Sunday , Artrageous! Family Sunday, Petroglyph Prints; 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, Conversation with the Artists; Noon Friday, Feb. 11, Art at Lunch: Augusta Opera ñ The Elixir of Love, catered by Macaroni Grill, $10 members, $12 nonmembers; 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Children's Performance Series, Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, Music at the Morris: Augusta State University/Music of the Black Experience; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, Gallery Talk, Painting the American Frontier, Fred Machetanz; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, African-American Art in the Morris Museum Collection; $3 adults, $2 seniors, students, military, free for members, ages 6 and younger; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; 724-7501.

PHINIZY SWAMP NATURE PARK: Off Lock and Dam Road, near Augusta Regional Airport; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday , Swamp Saturday volunteer training, free, R.S.V.P. by today ; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, Sweetheart Bike Tour, $3 members, $5 nonmembers, couples $1 off; 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, Family Discovery Series Twilight Tour, $3 member families, $5 nonmember families; 5 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, Dawn Walk, $3 members, $5 nonmembers, register by Wednesday, Feb. 16; 9 a.m. Saturday, March 5, Nature Photography Workshop, $3 members, $5 nonmembers, register by March 3; 6 p.m. Thursday, March 17, Family Discovery Series: Snakes, $3 member families, $5 nonmember families; 9 p.m. Friday, March 25, Full Moon Nature Hike, free for members, $5 nonmembers, register by March 22; weekdays, noon to dusk, Saturday-Sunday and holidays dawn to dusk; free; 828-2109 or 828-2129.

REDCLIFFE PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE: 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; grounds open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, house tours noon to 3 p.m. or by appointment; $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; Through Feb. 28, Exhibition of Pastels, by Sudie Lea O'Connor; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; donations requested; 826-4700.