Originally created 10/12/06

Applause calendar



Send your event schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send by fax to (706) 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.


FESTIVALS AND FAIRS


GREEK FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Greek Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St.; Greek food, music and dance, events for children, a shopping bazaar and church sanctuary tours; (706) 854-0031.


RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL:, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; Columbia County Amphitheater and Memorial Garden, 720 N. Belair Road, Evans; period entertainment, demonstrations, vendors, children's activities, workshops, costume contest; free; 6 p.m. Shakespeare Made Easy; $5; ages 12 and younger free; (706) 312-7194.


HISPANIC FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; Augusta Common, Eighth and Reynolds streets; music, arts and crafts, food, drinks.


WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Oct. 19-28, Aiken Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 1 North; westerncarolinastatefair.com.


COLONIAL TIMES: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22; Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta; pottery making, blacksmithing, silversmithing, meat smoking, fire cooking, family-oriented historical activities, Faire Wynds Players, marionettes, real wedding, 18th century church service; free; (803) 279-7560, www.colonialtimes.us.


SWEET POTATO FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21; Jacksonville Park, 351 Huber Clay Road; live entertainment, carnival games and rides, pie-eating contest and sweet potato treats; (803) 593-9260.


GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Oct. 27-Nov. 5, Hale Street Fairgrounds; www.georgiacarolinastatefair.com.


HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28; Augusta Common, Eighth and Reynolds streets; games, rides, activities, costume contest; (706) 821-1754.


JACK-O-'LANTERN JUBILEE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28; downtown North Augusta; live entertainment, crafts, rides, costume contests; (803) 441-4300.


SPECIAL EVENTS


AIKEN FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW: Preview party 7 p.m. tonight; show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Rye Patch Estate, 100 Berrie Road, Aiken; one-day admission $12 in advance, $15 at show; two-day admission $22 in advance, $25 at show; preview party $50, open bar, hors d'oeuvres, music by Air Apparent; garden tour only $25; (803) 293-4255.


BIKE RODEO: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday; Kohl's parking lot, 4227 Washington Road, Evans; interactive games, activities, bicycle-helmet checks and bicycle safety checks; T-shirts for the first 100 children; children should bring their bicycle and helmet to participate; helmets available; sponsored by the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center and Kohl's Cares for Kids; (706) 721-7606.


CAROLINA DOGS: 6 p.m. today at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; Lehr Brisbin will discuss Carolina dogs; The Pfizer Pavilion open at 5 p.m. for picnickers; free; (706) 828-2109.


PORCELAIN DISCUSSION: Reception 6 p.m., lecture 6:30 p.m. today; Boyhood Home of Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Lamar, 415 Seventh St; curator and author Susan Detweiler will discuss White House porcelain; $5, payable at door; (706) 724-0436.


ACADEMY OF LIFELONG LEARNING: 2 p.m. Friday; Penland Administration Building, Room 106, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; with Scott McCartney, travel editor of The Wall Street Journal; reception; (803) 641-3563.


HUNGER FOR LIFE VIII: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20; Monte Sano Elementary School Auditorium, 2165 Richmond Ave.; $8 adults, $6 students, seniors; children 10 and younger free; presented by Tip Toes and Taps Studio; benefits Golden Harvest Food Bank; (803) 278-3841.


BOSHEARS SKYFEST: 9 a.m. gates open, 1:30 p.m. opening ceremonies Oct. 21-22; Daniel Field off Wrightsboro Road; attractions include a history tent, carnival, military demonstrations, skydiving, displays, airplane and helicopter rides, remote control flying: $12 in advance, $15 at the gate; Circle K locations for advance tickets; www.boshears.com.


FALL STEEPLECHASE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28; Ford Conger Field, Powderhouse Road, Aiken; $8 in advance, $10 at gate; children 6 and younger free with adult; parking $5; (803) 648-9641, www.aikensteeplechase.com.


MUSIC NOTES


THE CELTIC TENORS: 8 p.m. Friday; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; part of the Classically Inclined Series; $25, $20 or $15; (706) 722-8341.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble: 8 p.m. Friday; Etherredge Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; $40; (803) 641-3305, www.usca.edu/ec/.


GEORGIA'S THREE TENORS: 4 p.m. Sunday; St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, Aiken; tenors will sing Broadway, opera and sacred music along with the St. Paul's Lutheran Church choirs and the 14 Rank Casavant pipe organ; benefits the music programs of churches in the region; free, but $10 donation requested as you leave; call (803) 649-4021 or visit ga3t.com.


CANDLELIGHT JAZZ: 7 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 29; Eighth Street bulkhead at Riverwalk Augusta; with The Gray Mayfield Trio; $5; (706) 821-1754.

midday music and lunch: Noon Thursday, Oct. 19; First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave. N.W., Aiken; with mezzo-soprano Diane Haslam; lunch by Chef Stephanie; lunch reservations required by Monday; (803) 648-2662.


TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Noon Tuesday, Oct. 24; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta; performances by Kari Gaffney, jazz; lunch by French Market Grille, $7; lunch reservations required; (706) 722-3463.8


COSMOS ROCK 'N' ROLL CIRCUS: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28; The Mission, 1157 Broad St.; featuring Air Apparent, Anger Management, JJ Maj & The Unpolished Brass, Josh Pierce, Knowface, Paraphernalia, S, Scott Keys, S.O.C., Steel Dream and Will McCranie; $5; benefits Golden Harvest Food Bank; (706) 736-1199, ext. 212.


A THANKSGIVING FEAST OF AMERICAN SONG AND THEATRE: Concerts with a Cause series, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19; St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; with the St. John Choir and John S. Davidson Fine Arts School drama performance; concerts are free, but offerings taken; benefits Golden Harvest Food Bank; (706) 724-9641.


ONSTAGE


TORCH SONG TRILOGY PART 1: THE INTERNATIONAL STUD: Le Chat Noir production 8 p.m. today-Saturday, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; $15; (706) 826-0670, www.lcnaugusta.com.


BLACK BOX COFFEEHOUSE: 7-9 p.m. Friday; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St.; featuring Color Us Barbra, Booth Babes and open mike; $6; reservations are urged; (803) 648-1438, www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.


BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA SERIES: Cats Nov. 22; I Can't Stop Loving You Jan. 20; and Jesus Christ Superstar May 16; performances at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $31.50-$45; season tickets $103-$166; (706) 722-3521.


MOVIES


AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Screenings 7 p.m. Thursdays through October, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; $8 per movie; Saraband today and Director Rewind Oct. 26; (803) 641-9094, aikencenterforthearts.org.


MAIN BRANCH LIBRARY: 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 902 Greene St.; Monday, The Trouble with Harry; Oct. 23, The Corpse Bride; free; (706) 821-2600.


AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY: 7 p.m. Mondays, 170 University Hall, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; Monday, Wordplay; Oct. 23, Sophie Scholl - The Final Days; Oct. 30, Half Nelson; free; (706) 737-1609.


IMPERIAL THEATRE: The Motel, 7 p.m. Monday, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7 and 9:30 p.m.Wednesday, $6 adults, $4 seniors, military, students; theater is at 745 Broad St.; call the box office at (706) 722-8341, or imperialtheatre.com.


STEEL MAGNOLIAS: 3 p.m. Oct. 22 and 7 p.m. Oct. 23; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St.; openings for six women ages 17-70; (803) 648-1438, www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com.


AUTHOR ELEANOR SULLIVAN: 4-6 p.m. Saturday; Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; signing Assumed Dead; (706) 860-2310.


ATTRACTIONS


AIKEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; 26th annual Aiken County Quilt Show, Nov. 8-26; 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; 5-7 p.m. Friday with Kirsten Hughes on flute with the John S. Davidson Fine Arts School String Orchestra; $20 each cruise, reservations required; regular Petersburg boat tours: one-hour basic tours, 10, 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30, 3, 4:30 p.m. Sunday; three-hour tour, 5-8 p.m. Saturday; $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military, $6 for ages 18 and younger for one-hour tours; $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, military, $10 for students; three-hour tours; center admission costs $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, military, $4 for students, free for ages 4 and younger; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday; (706) 823-0440 or www.augustacanal.com.


AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: 560 Reynolds St.; The Weird, The Wonderful, and the What Is It? exhibit Friday though May 29; regular admission: $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 ages 6-18, free for ages 5 and younger; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; www.augustamuseum.org; (706) 722-8454.


LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: 1116 Phillips St.; Discover Ralph Megginson: Calm, Colorful and Creative exhibit through Oct. 14; regular hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday; www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com, (706) 724-3576.


MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: 1 10th St.; Zelda By Herself: The Art of Zelda Fitzgerald through Oct. 15; Human Foibles and Tender Mercies: The Photography of Lyle Bonge through Oct. 22; Our Neighbors Collect: African-American Art through Oct. 29; Nostalgic Journey: American Illustration from the Collection of the Delaware Art Museum, Oct. 28-Dec. 31; $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, pupils and military with ID; free for museum members and ages 5 and younger, free Sundays; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; (706) 724-7501; themorris.org.