Originally created 11/28/05

The week ahead



TUESDAY

BALLET AT THE BELL

The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker will be performed at 8 p.m. at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. Tickets cost $66, $46, $36 and $26. For more information, call 722-3521 or visit augustaciviccenter.com/events.html.

HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING

The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the History Walk at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information, 667-4807

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Aiken Community Band will perform at 8 p.m. at the Etherredge Center Concert Hall, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for students and children and can be purchased at the Etherredge Center box office in advance or at the door. For more information, call 641-3305.

WEDNESDAY

CHRISTMAS IN THE QUAD

The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens, 1 11th St. Food, hot chocolate and carolers will be among the attractions. The event costs $6 for adults and $5 for seniors, military personnel and students. Admission is free for children 3 and younger or with a donation of a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. For more information, call 724-4443.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

The Augusta Mini Theatre Inc. will hold its board of directors meeting at 5:30 p.m. at its offices, 430 8th St. The meeting is open to the public. Call 722-0598 for information.

'MIKADO' AUDITIONS

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of South Carolina Aiken will hold auditions for The Mikado at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday on the main stage at the University of South Carolina Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Five males and four females and a chorus, ages 17-60, are needed. Those auditioning should prepare a ballad from a musical or English art song and be prepared to do a cold reading from a script. Call (803) 641-3327 for more information.

QUILT EXHIBIT

The 10th annual Quilt Exhibition wraps up today at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St. The exhibit features prints and patterns from private collections. The museum's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $1 for schoolchildren and college students with a valid ID and $3 for adults. For more information, call 724-3576.

THURSDAY

'AND THEN THERE WERE NONE'

The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre presents this rendition of the Agatha Christie mystery. The dinner begins at 7 and the show at 8 Thursday and Friday in Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon. Tickets cost $20 to $34. For more information, call 793-8552.

'NUTCRACKER'

The performance begins at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Ticket prices range from $17 to $40. For more information, call 722-8341.

BENEFIT CONCERT

A Christmas benefit concert, sponsored by the Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, will be held at 7 p.m. at the North Augusta High School auditorium, 2000 Knobcone Ave. The concert also will feature the Greenbrier Elementary School choir and North Augusta High's Wings. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for students. Proceeds benefit the National Foundation for Transplants. Call (803) 613-1649 for more information.

FRIDAY

A MIRACLE IN BETHLEHEM

Miracle Baptist Church presents this outdoor walk-through tour from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 1308 Hephzibah-McBean Road, Hephzibah. The 16 scenes will recreate the birth of Jesus Christ. For more information, call the church at 592-5129.

FINE ARTS QUARTET

The Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society presents the quartet at 8 p.m. at Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $5 for students and children 6 to 18, and are free with a valid ASU ID. Children younger than 6 are not permitted. For more information, call 737-1609.