Originally created 03/12/06

Around the block



Art exhibit

An art exhibit by Ray Davenport will continue through March 30 in the lower gallery of the Etherredge Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Admission is free. The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 641-3305.

AARP meeting

Aiken's AARP will meet at 3 p.m. Monday at South Aiken Presbyterian Church, 1711 Whiskey Road. Kathy Crist will speak, and refreshments will be provided. Annual dues are $5 per household. Call 648-9574.

'Purple' showing

The film The Color Purple will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Penland Administration Building, Room 106, at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway, as part of the American Democracy Project Film Series. A question-and-answer period will follow the film. Admission is $1 for students with a USC Aiken ID and $2 for the general public. Call 641-3526.

Film on Nixon

The film Assassination of Richard Nixon will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Brown Pavilion at Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., as part of the center's Reel Art series. Tickets are $8 per screening or $40 for all six movies in the series. Call 641-9094.

Artist recital

A Faculty Artist Recital will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Etherredge Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. The program will feature clarinetist William Foss soprano Martha Zakkary, flutist Cheryl Fryer, oboist Douglas Owens and guitarist Marina Alexander. Tickets are $8 for the general public and free for students. Call 641-3305.

Aiken After Hours

About 50 businesses will take part in Aiken After Hours from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in downtown Aiken. Participating businesses range from restaurants to art galleries and antique shops. For more information, call 641-9094.

Street festival

The Triple Crown Street Fair will be from 6-11 p.m. Friday at the Newberry Street Festival Center in downtown Aiken. Attractions will include musical performances for adults and children, a petting zoo with camel and pony rides, a hot dog-eating contest and children's crafts. Admission is free. Call 642-7631.

Planetarium shows

Blown Away: The Wild World of Weather will be shown at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway. Tickets are $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for senior citizens and $2.50 for students. Call 641-3769.

Auditions for play

The Aiken Community Playhouse will hold auditions for Deathtrap at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, and 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. Openings are for three adult males and two adult females. Call 648-1438 or visit www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.cq

'Honk!' is coming

The Aiken Community Playhouse will perform Honk! at 8 p.m. March 23-25 and 30-31 and 3 p.m. March 26 at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors 60 and older and $6 for children 12 and younger; tickets are $12 for students, except March 23, when they are $6. Call 648-1438.