THE AUGUSTA BALLET
Sept. 18-27: Slow Dancing, Augusta Common, free, 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 4: Croquet for the Ballet, Hammond's Ferry in North Augusta, $100 for two-person team, 3 p.m.
May 6: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Black Tie Gala, Imperial Theatre, performance tickets $15-$35, gala/performance $135, 7 p.m.
http://augustaballet.org or (706) 261-0555
AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE
Sept. 12-13, 19-21, 26-27: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Oct. 17-18, 24-26, 31, Nov. 1: Over the River & Through the Woods
Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-7, 12-13: Christmas Belles
Jan. 16-17, 23-25, 30-31: Inherit the Wind
Feb. 27-28, March 1, 5-7: Murder's in the Heir, an ACP Youth Wing production
April 17-18, 24-26, May 1-2: Taking a Chance on Love
May 22-23, 29-31, June 5-6: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Nov. 14-16, 21-22: The Laramie Project, a Youth Wing production
June 19-21, 26-27: Doubt: A Parable
July 10-12, 17-18: The Spitfire Grill
Aug. 7-9, 14-15: Mere Mortals
Main stage shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 3 p.m. Black Box shows are at 8 p.m., except Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. Tickets for nonmusicals are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for students, $6 for ages 11 and younger; tickets for musicals are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for students and $9 for ages 11 and younger. Performances are at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken. Tickets and memberships may be purchased online. For more information, call (803) 648-1438 or visit aikencommunity playhouse.com.
AUGUSTA MINI THEATRE
Nov. 2: Alumni & Friends Chefs Showcase, 2-4 p.m.
Jan. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25: The Johnny Williams Story, 8 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23; 3 and 8 p.m. Jan. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25
May 1-2: Annual youth play, 8 p.m. May 1, 3 and 8 p.m. May 2
Performances at Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts School, 2548 Deans Bridge Road; www.augustaminitheatre.com, (706) 722-0598.
Oct. 3-5: Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical
Dec. 12-15: A Christmas Carol: The Musical
Feb. 27-March 1: Into the Woods
May 1-3: Peter Pan
Performances at Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, $15-$40; (706) 826-4707 or www.augustaplayers.org
AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY
BORN TO READ LITERACY CENTER AND PATCHWORK PLAYERS
Oct. 15: Pinocchio
Nov. 12: Readers' Theatre: Live Performance
Dec. 11: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas with Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
Feb. 11: Ugly Duckling
April 1: Little Red Hen and Chicken Little
June 9: TBA
July 8: TBA
Performances at Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; show times 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. (and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11); (706) 733-7043.
FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE
Sept. 19-20, 26-27; Oct. 2-4: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Nov. 14-15, 21-22; Dec. 4-6: Plaid Tidings
May 8-9,15-16, 21-23: Shear Madness
Dinner at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.; September and May shows are $37 for civilians, $35 seniors, retirees, Army civilians, active-duty E-7 and above, $27 active-duty E-6 and below, $22 show only, cost TBA for November-December production; (706) 793-8552 for reservations and information; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre is in Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon; www.fortgordon.com/theatre.htm.
LE CHAT NOIR
Sept. 12-13, 19-21, 25-27: Forbidden Broadway
Oct. 17-18, 24-31: Grand Guignol
Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-7, 11-13: A Tuna Christmas
Jan. 30-31, Feb. 6-8, 12-14: Widows and Children First
March 13-14, 19-21, 26-28: The Beauty Queen of Leenane
May 22-23, 29-31, June 4-6: The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Performances at Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; show times 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 5 p.m. Sundays; Grand Guignol 7 and 9 p.m., except 7 p.m. only Oct. 31; $25, except September shows $30, October shows $13; (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com
Oct. 28-29, 30-31, Nov. 1: Sleeping Beauty (musical)
Jan. 27-30, Jan. 31: The Courtship of Senorita Florabella
March 31, April 1-3, April 4: Hansel and Gretel (musical)
9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. weekdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays; school performances require reservations, $4.50 per show for students, $11 for season; chaperones and teachers admitted free; matinee tickets are $12 for season or $5 per show; Saturdays do not require reservations; free tickets available for Saturdays for active-duty military and their families, with a military ID; (706) 736-3455 or knology.net/storyland.
AUGUSTA CHILDREN'S CHORALE
Sept. 7: Fisher House benefit concert, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 6: Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 7 p.m.
Nov. 8: Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 2 p.m.
Dec. 7: With Augusta Opera in the Edward Bradberry Holiday Concert, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 3:30 and 6 p.m.
March 17: Tuesday's Music Live, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, noon
April 30: Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 7 p.m.
May 17: Hope House benefit concert with Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal and Aldersgate United Methodist Church choirs, Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY
Sept. 25: Choose Something Like a Star, Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Nov. 22: Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors, with chorus, soloists, dancers and orchestra, Sacred Heart Cultural Center
March 28: Mozart: Requiem, with chorus and orchestra, St. Paul's Episcopal Church
May 23: A Memorial Day Weekend performance, with chorus and instrumentalists, Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Concerts at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St. (except March 28 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.). Season tickets $72 for adults and $55 for seniors and students; (706) 826-4713, www.augustachoralsociety.org.
Sept. 19: Bass baritone Timothy Jones, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 14: Pre-concert workshop -- Handel's Messiah , 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Dec. 14: Christmas concert -- Handel's Messiah , 4 p.m.
May 3: Pre-concert workshop, 2:30-3:15 p.m.
May 3: Spring concert, 4 p.m.
Concert at Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel at Paine College; $15 adults, $5 students; (706) 836-9426, or augustachorale.org.
AUGUSTA COLLEGIUM MUSICUM
Sept. 21: Gilbert and Sullivan Favorites, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, Greene Street, free, 4 p.m.
Dec. 9: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 15: Music for Christ-mas, Augusta Museum of History, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 6: Dinner at Asti's, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m.
May 8: Choral Treasures Throughout the Centuries, Covenant Presbyterian Church, free, 7:30 p.m.
For pricing and information, call (706) 826-4700.
AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND
Sept. 22: Westabou Festival, Augusta Common, 7 p.m.
Oct. 5: Twilight Pops Concert, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, 7 p.m.
Nov. 23: Empty Stocking Fund concert, First Baptist of Augusta, 3 p.m.
March 26: Cleo Mauldin concert, location TBA, 7 p.m.
May 25: Memorial Day concert, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, 7 p.m.
Concerts are free; call (706) 722-0077.
Thursday: A Happening on Fleet Street, 6:30 p.m., $75
Sept. 19-20: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 8 p.m., $22-$55
Dec. 7: The Edward Bradberry Holiday Concert; 3:30, 6 p.m., $35
March 13-14: Tosca, 8 p.m., $18-$52
May 15-16: The Barber of Seville, 8 p.m., $18-$52
Performances at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. (Dec. 7 concert at St. Paul's Episcopal Church); (706) 826-4710; www.augustaopera.com.
AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Sept. 21: Augusta Jazz Project Big Band Reunion Concert and the ASU Jazz All-Stars, with Wycliffe Gordon, free, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 22: ASU Conservatory program showcase, free, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 23: American Music for Two Pianos, with Martin David Jones and Clara Park, $5; 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 24: ASU Gala, with conductor Rodney Eichenberger, $15, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 25: Masterpieces by Women Composers, with Clara Park, Laura Tomlin, Linda Banister and Christine Crookall, $5, noon
Sept. 25: Shakuhachi -- The Sound of Bamboo, public $5, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 26: ASU music students' showcase, free, noon
Oct. 23: ASU Opera, public $5, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 13: ASU Jazz Ensemble, public $5, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 20: ASU Orchestra, public $5, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 25: ASU Choir, public $5, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 1: Greater Augusta Youth Orchestra, 7 p.m., free
Dec. 6: It's the Night Before Christmas, Augusta West Dance Guild Inc., noon and 6 p.m.
Dec. 18: Behold the Star Christmas Concert, Creative Impressions, 7 p.m.
Feb. 17: ASU Jazz Ensemble, public $5, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 24: ASU Choir, public $5, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 26: ASU Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, public $5, 7:30 p.m.
March 9: Richmond County String Orchestra, 6 p.m., free
April 16: ASU Jazz Ensemble, public $5, 7:30 p.m.
April 21: ASU Wind Ensemble, public $5, 7:30 p.m.
April 23: 7:30 PM ASU Orchestra Concerto Concert, public $5, 7:30 p.m.
April 29: ASU Choir, public $5, 7:30 p.m.
May 2: The Garden City Chorus, 7 p.m.
May 5: Richmond County String Orchestra, 6 p.m.
Performances are in Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on campus, 2500 Walton Way; music department (706) 737-1453; box office (706) 737-1453 or maxwelltheatre.aug.edu.
POPS! AT THE BELL
Oct. 23: Three Dog Night
Dec. 11: Eileen Ivers
Feb. 12: Spectrum
March 12: Don McLean
All Pops concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. Tickets are $25-$65, except $20-$40 Dec. 11.
CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE
Sept. 26: 7:30 p.m. at Bell Auditorium, $15-$50, ages 18 and younger $7.50-$20
POPS! ENCORE! AT THE BELL
Feb. 13: The Magic of Motown, with Spectrum, 7:30 p.m. at Bell Auditorium, $25-$65
DISCOVERY CONCERTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Feb. 19-20: Mozart's Magnificent Voyage, $4
Performances at 9:30 and 11 a.m. at Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theater at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way.
COLUMBIA COUNTY MUSIC SERIES
Oct. 4: Montana Skies
Nov. 1: Levon Ambartsumian (violin) and Evgeny Rivkin (piano)
Jan. 10: Keowee Chamber Players
March 7: Valentina Lisitsa
FAMILY FUN SERIES
Dec. 14: A Christmas Celebration
Feb. 22: Mozart's Magnificent Voyage
April 26: Adventures with the Orchestra
Family Fun Series concerts at 3 p.m. at Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets are $6 children, $7 for students, $12 for adults. Columbia County Music Series concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at Jabez S. Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans. Tickets are $30. Call (706) 826-4705 or visit www.augustasymphony.org
CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE
Oct. 5: Alan and Jeannine Morrison, music for organ and piano, 3 p.m., benefits Hope House
Nov. 23: A Thanksgiving Feast of American Song, instrumental and choral music by American composers, with the Davidson Fine Arts School Chorale, the St. John Choir, soloists and Custer's Last Band; 3 p.m., benefits Golden Harvest Food Bank
Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Concert and Lessons and Carols, the St. John Choir and Orchestra, 10:30 p.m., benefits The United Methodist Children's Home
Jan. 11: W. David Lynch, for organ, 3 p.m., benefits Augusta Urban Ministries
Feb. 8: The Atlanta Sacred Chorale, 4 p.m., benefits The Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta
March 8: The Manhattan Piano Trio with Eugenia Zukerman, 3 p.m., benefits Girls Inc. of the CSRA
Concerts presented at St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; www.stjohnaugusta.org.
HARRY JACOBS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY
Oct. 17: Jacques Thibaud String Trio
Nov. 21: Fine Arts Quartet
Dec. 12: La Catrina String Quartet
Jan. 13: Osiris Piano Trio
Feb. 13: Roberto Plano, piano
Performances at 8 p.m., pre-concert program at 7:15 p.m., Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, on campus of Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; tickets are $25 for the public, $7 for school-age children; ages 5 and younger not admitted; Augusta State students, faculty and staff free with JagCard; (706) 790-9274.
TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE
Sept. 23: Moscow Nights, Russian Music and Dances
Oct. 7: Songs and Dances for Cello and Piano, Ruth Berry, cello, and Kevin Pollack, piano
Oct. 21: Fred Moyer, pianist
Nov. 4: The Atlanta Guitar Trio
Nov. 18: Kristen Lamb and George Kasarjian, music for soprano and counter-tenor
Dec. 2: The Accidentals, University of Georgia concerts, 11 a.m. (no lunch afterward) and noon (with lunch)
Jan. 6: Melody Long Anglin, voice and harp
Jan. 20: Calvin Taylor, pianist
Feb. 3: Paul Roberts Fresh Music All-Star Big Band
Feb. 17: Jinha Park, pianist
March 3: Marina Alexandra, guitar
March 17: The Augusta Children's Chorale
Concerts at noon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets at Riverwalk Augusta; lunch $10, catered by Crums on Central; box office, (706) 722-3463.
AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY LYCEUM SERIES
Sept. 18: Silk Road Ensemble, 7 p.m., $15 public
Oct. 17: Jacques Thibaud String Trio, 7:15 p.m. pre-concert, 8 p.m., $25 public, $7 school-age children Nov. 21: Fine Arts Quartet, 7:15 p.m. pre-concert, 8 p.m., $25 public, $7 school-age children
Dec. 12: La Catrina String Quartet, 7:15 p.m. pre-concert, 8 p.m., $25 public, $7 school-age children
Dec. 14: The Augusta Symphony Publix Family Fun Series: A Christmas Concert with Your Augusta Symphony, 3 p.m.
Jan. 16: Osiris Piano Trio, 7:15 p.m. pre-concert, 8 p.m., $25 public, $7 school-age children
Jan. 23: Momix, 7 p.m., $15 public
Feb. 13: Roberto Plano, piano, 7:15 p.m. pre-concert, 8 p.m., $25 public, $7 school-age children
Feb. 22: Mozart's Magnificent Voyage, A Classical Kids Production, presented by the Augusta Symphony, 3 p.m.
April 17: The Prairie Winds, 7:15 p.m. pre-concert, 8 p.m., $25 public, $7 school-age children
April 24: San Jose Taiko, D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre, 7 p.m., $10 public April 26: Thrill of the Orchestra, presented by the Augusta Symphony, 3 p.m., $10 public, $5 students and children
Performances at Augusta State University's Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on campus, 2500 Walton Way; free for faculty members and students; (706) 737-1453.
AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Main Galleries on the First Floor
Through Sept. 26: Fran Gardner, Steve Filarsky and Michael Naemsch exhibitions
Oct. 1-Nov. 7: Women on Paper exhibition, Betsy Wilson-Mahoney, and Dick Lavin exhibitions
Nov. 12-Dec. 27: Mary Jane Martin, Gwen Lockhart, and Margaret Ferguson exhibitions
BROOKS GALLERY EXHIBITION
September: Hitchcock Healthcare children's art exhibition
October: Aiken Camera Club exhibition
November: Aiken area high school art contest exhibition
December: Lloyd Kennedy Performing Arts School exhibition
Sept. 11: How to Cook Your Life (PG-13)
Oct. 2: Jindabyne (R)
Oct. 23: Persepolis (PG-13)
Jan. 22: I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (R)
Feb. 12: Maxed Out (NR)
Feb. 26: Ladron Que Roba a Ladron (To Rob a Thief) (PG-13)
Screenings at 7 p.m.; $8 per movie, $40 for series. Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W., Aiken; hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; (803) 641-9094; aikencenterfor thearts.org.
AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Through Oct. 3: Inviting the Stars: An Exhibit of Local and National Ceramic Artists, Clay Artists of the Southeast, reception 5-7 p.m. Sept. 19
Oct. 9- Nov. 6: A Notion of Journey, R.G. Brown, reception 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 9
Nov. 13-Dec. 4: Recent Work, Malaika Favorite and David E. Harmon, reception 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 13
Jan. 15-Feb. 12: Selected Paintings 1991 to 2009, Sam Singal, reception 5-6:30 p.m. Jan. 15
Feb. 19-March 26: The annual student art show, reception 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 19
March 27-May 2: Senior exhibitions
Exhibits are at the New Space Gallery on campus, 2500 Walton Way; (706) 667-4888.
GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART
Sept. 19-Oct. 17: A Sense of Place 2008: 28th annual Juried Fine Art Competition
Sept. 19-Dec. 16: Folly's Jewels: Art, Architecture and You
Nov. 6-Dec. 16: Augusta State University fine art faculty exhibition
Sept. 19-Oct. 31: Gertrude Herbert faculty exhibition
Nov. 10-Dec. 16: Gertrude Herbert student exhibition
The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is at Fifth and Telfair streets; hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, by appointment on Saturday; works by local and regional artists; art classes and workshops for children and adults are held in the studio; admission is free, donations are accepted; (706) 722-5495; ghia.org.
LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY
September: Ebony Legacy exhibition
October-November: Annual quilt exhibition
Sept. 10: Senior Luncheon, $7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 8: Senior Luncheon, $7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 12: Senior Luncheon, $7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dec. 6: Brunch with Santa, 9 a.m. to noon
Dec. 17-19: Children's Academy Holiday Camp, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
February: Sam Burston exhibition
Feb. 7: Second annual Heritage Gala, attire is black
Feb. 11: Senior Luncheon, $7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 21: Annual Historian's Awards
March: Women's History Month
March 11: Senior Luncheon, $7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
May-June: Williams Anderson: Lest We Forget
May 13: Senior Luncheon, $7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The museum is at 1116 Phillips St.; $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 pupils; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 2-5 p.m. Sundays; www.lucycraftaneymuseum. com; (706) 724-3576.
MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART
July 26-Sept. 28: Realist Paintings by Bryan LeBoeuf
Aug. 23-Oct 19: Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art
Oct. 11-Jan. 4: It's a Dog's Life: Photographs by William Wegman from the Polaroid Collection
Nov. 1--Jan. 11: J.C. Leyendecker: America's "Other" Illustrator
Sept. 14: Music at the Morris: Michael J. Budds and Augusta State University faculty perform music from the Baroque period, 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m., free
Oct. 19: Music at the Morris: Atlanta lyric soprano Bernice Hogan Hall, 2 p.m., refreshments and conversation with artist follow, free
Nov. 9: Film Screening, 2 p.m., the film J.C. Leyendecker -- The Great American Illustrator, free
Nov. 16: Music at the Morris: Singer of Songs, Teller of Tales: A Sunday with Ed Turner and his Piano, refreshments and conversation follow, 2 p.m., free
Thursday: Lecture: Unbroken, 6 p.m., free
Saturday: Exhibition Symposium: Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., members $20, others $35, register by Monday
Sept. 17: Books on Film: How Green Was My Valley 12:30 p.m., museum members free, others regular admission
Sept. 19: Art at Lunch: Steve Ferrell, lunch catered by Cafe 209, noon, $10 museum members, $13 others
Oct. 3: Art at Lunch: Malaika Favorite, lunch by Washington Hall, noon, $10 museum members, $13 others
Oct. 15: Books on Film: Moby Dick, 12:30 p.m., museum members free, others regular admission
Oct. 24: Business of Art Symposium, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nov. 6: Exhibition Opening: J.C. Leyendecker: America's Other Illustrator, 6 p.m., free
Nov. 19: Books on Film: Intruder in the Dust, 12:30 p.m., museum members free, others regular admission
Nov. 21: Art at Lunch: Emil Fray, catered by Famous Dave's, noon, $10 museum members, $13 others
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Oct. 4: Adult Artist Workshop: Sweetgrass Basket Weaving, noon, $35 museum members, $50 nonmembers
Nov. 8: Adult Artist Workshop: Polaroid Transfers, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; museum members $35, others $50
Nov. 16: Teen Artist Workshop: Polaroid Transfers, 1-5 p.m.; teens with a family or student museum membership, $30; others $45
The Morris Museum is at 1 10th St.; admission $5 adults, $3 seniors, students and military with ID; free for members and ages 5 and younger, free Sundays; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; (706) 724-7501, themorris.org.
ETHERREDGE CENTER, Usc AIKEN
Today: Always ... Patsy Cline, 3 p.m.
Saturday: Songwriters Come Home: Etherredge Unplugged -- Music Student Scholarship Benefit, 8 p.m.
Sept. 13: Sweet Adeline's Harmony River Chorus, 8 p.m.
Sept. 15: Human Trafficking, with Micheline Slattery, a native of Haiti became a slave after being orphaned at age 5, 7 p.m.
Sept. 26: Irving Berlin's I Love a Piano Cultural Series, 8 p.m.
Oct. 2-5: The Glass Menagerie, University Theatre Production, 8 p.m., matinees 2 p.m.
Oct. 7: Aiken Community Band, 8 p.m.
Oct. 10: Classic Concert I (Augusta Symphony), with Susan Haig (conductor) and Leonard Rowe (baritone), 8 p.m.
Oct. 21: Richard Bausch (author), James & Mary Oswald Distinguished Writers Series, 8 p.m.
Oct. 27: USC Aiken Band Fall Concert, 8 p.m.
Oct. 30: Faculty Artist Recital, 7 p.m.
Nov. 7-9: Guys and Dolls, Aiken Kidney Benefit, 8 p.m., matinees 3 p.m.
Nov. 15: The Magic Flute, Mozart Festival Opera Cultural Series, 8 p.m.
Nov. 25: The Emperor's New Clothes, University Theatre Playground Playhouse, 7 p.m.
Dec. 2: Aiken Community Band, 8 p.m.
Dec. 5-6: Feast of Carols, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 12: Augusta Symphony's Holiday Pops Aiken Symphony Guild, 8 p.m.
Dec. 14: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Holiday Concert, St John's United Methodist Church, 5 p.m.
Jan. 22: Faculty Artist Recital, 7 p.m.
Jan. 23: The Dublin Philharmonic, 8 p.m.
Feb. 3: Jill McCorkle, James and Mary Oswald Distinguished Writers Series, 8 p.m.
Feb. 12: Faculty Artist Series, 7 p.m.
Feb. 14: Evening of Champagne, Dessert & Love Songs, Masterworks Chorale, 8 p.m.
Feb. 20: Swan Lake, The Russian National Ballet, 8 p.m.
Feb. 26-28, March 1: The 1958 Heartberry Fair, Aiken Women's Heart Board Presentation, 8 p.m. Feb. 26-27, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 28, 3 p.m. March 1
March 3: Aiken Community Band, 8 p.m.
March 7: Aiken Civic Ballet
March 10: Juilliard jazz concert
March 13: Male choir of St. Petersburg, 8 p.m.
March 17: USC Aiken concert choir, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 8 p.m.
March 19: Aiken County School Band Festival
March 22: Faculty Artist Recital Time, 7 p.m.
March 24: Pickens-Salley Women's Symposium
March 26-30: Fat Pig, University Theatre
April 3: University Band Concert
April 8: It's All Done With Mirrors, performed by Anthony Zerbe, poetry and prose of e.e. cummings
April 18: The Composer's Muse, Poems of Love and Beauty, Masterworks Chorale, 8 p.m.
April 23-26: An Evening of Broadway Memories
April 30: Mathew Dillon scholarship benefit, TBA
The Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, on campus of the University of South Carolina Aiken; (803) 641-3305 or www.usca.edu/ec/.
Sept. 6: Southern Circuit Film Festival, Shame, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 18: The Three Faces of Eve, 8 p.m.
Sept. 19-20: Augusta Opera, Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 8 p.m.
Sept. 23: Magnolia Dance presents Complexions, 8 p.m.
Sept. 25: The Lewis Family and Lizzy Long and Legacy, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 11: Beyond the Call, Southern Circuit Film Festival, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 24: Patty Loveless, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 8: TJUBA TEN (The Wet Season) and Other Experimental Ethnographies, Southern Circuit Film Festival, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 15: Claire Lynch and Jesse Winchester, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 5: Mountain Heart and Tony Rice, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 16: Southern Soul and Song: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 7: Southern Circuit Film Festival: Tru Loved, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 20: Southern Soul and Song: Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet featuring BÃla Fleck, 7:30 p.m.
April 17: The Fairfield Four and Mike Farris, 7:30 p.m.
April 18: Southern Circuit Film Festival: 'Bama Girl, 7:30 p.m.
May 8: Junior Brown and The Belleville Outfit, 7:30 p.m.
The Imperial Theatre is at 745 Broad St.; call the box office at (706) 722-8341, or imperialtheatre.com.
SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER
Sept. 4: Fall Invitational Art Exhibit (through Oct. 30), 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sept. 19: Silent Movie Night, 1929: Pandora's Box with organist Ron Carter, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 21: Concert by Augusta Collegium Musicum, $10, 4 p.m.
Sept. 25: Augusta Choral Society, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 13: Art Exhibit/Opening Reception for Women on Paper (through December), 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Dec. 9: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, $20, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 6: Asti's Hit Parade, 7 p.m.
Feb. 12: Opening reception for David Swanagin's art exhibit (through March 27), 5:30-7:30 p.m.
April 19: Tea with Jane Austen, benefits Sacred Heart
April 23: Sacred Heart Garden Festival Preview Party, 7 p.m.
April 24-April 26: Sacred Heart Garden Festival
May 7: Art Exhibit/Opening Reception for Jill Gunn & Gail Smith's art exhibit (through June 30), 5:30--7:30 p.m.
July 9: Opening Reception for David Mascaro's art exhibit (through Aug. 28), 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sept. 18-27: Westobou Festival, downtown Augusta, including Augusta State University and Paine College; westoboufestival.com.
Here's a roundup of events:
THE INVENTIONS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI: Through October; Fort Discovery, Riverwalk Augusta at Seventh St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; $8 for ages 18-54, $6 for 55 and older, active-duty military and 4-17; (706) 821-0200
LANDSCAPE OF SLAVERY: THE PLANTATION IN American Art: Through Oct. 19; Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; $5 adults, $3 seniors, military, students; free for members and ages 5 and younger; www.themorris.org.
THE GODFATHER OF SOUL, MR. JAMES BROWN EXHIBIT: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; free with general admission: $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 ages 6-18, free for ages 5 and younger; during August, admission $1 (free for ages 4 and younger); www.augustamuseum.org; (706) 722-8454
CLAY ARTISTS OF THE SOUTHEAST: Through Oct. 2; Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; free; gallery reception 5 p.m. Sept. 19; www.aug.edu
Bryan LeBoeuf paintings: Through Sept. 28; Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; admission $5 adults, $3 seniors, students and military with ID; free for members and ages 5 and younger, free Sundays; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; (706) 724-7501, themorris.org
WESTOBOU FESTIVAL INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBIT: Reception 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4; on display through Oct. 31; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; various artists, including Laurie Adams, Lisa Baggs, Mary Ann Baggs, Karen Banker, Dianne Brown, Elizabeth Moretz-Britt, Annette Bush, William Chew, Carol Kelly Dorn; (706) 826-4700
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY : 8 p.m. Sept. 12-13, 19-20, 25-27, 5 p.m. Sept. 21; Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; 8 p.m.; $30; www.lcnaugusta.com
SLOW DANCING: 8:30 p.m. to midnight Sept. 18-27; Augusta Common; presented by Mary Pauline McDowell and Augusta Ballet; free; www.westoboufestival.com
Whiskey Painters of America: Opening reception 5 p.m. Sept. 18; Zimmerman Gallery, 1006 Broad St.; regular hours 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free; (706) 774-1006
SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $15; ASU faculty, staff and students free with valid JagCard; www.aug.edu
FRENCH MASTERPIECES: Noon Wednesday, Sept. 24; chamber music series, St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; free; stjohnumcaugusta.com.
MARK TWAIN HIMSELF: A PORTRAYAL BY BOB ROLLINS : 8 p.m. Sept. 19, 3 and 8 p.m. Sept. 20; Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Lamar Boyhood Home, 415 Seventh St.; $20; presented by Historic Augusta; historicaugusta.org
Juried Fine Art Competition, Sept. 19-27, reception 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19; Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, 506 Telfair St.; free; (706) 722-5495; www.ghia.org
ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA FESTIVAL: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21; Augusta Common and surroundings; arts and crafts; featured country is the Philippines; weekend badges $7 ($5 in advance); ages 10 and younger free; volunteers needed to sell tickets, check IDs, work as stagehands; www.artsintheheart.com
SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET : 8 p.m. Sept. 19-20; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $22-$55; presented by Augusta Opera; imperialtheatre.com
SILENT MOVIE NIGHT: Screening Pandora's Box, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; $12 general seating, cash bar and snacks; $35, special seating, courtesy bar and snacks in VIP area; sacredheartaugusta.org
CHRISTINE KANE: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, Heritage Academy, 333 Greene St.; sponsored by the Hammond's Ferry Foundation; (803) 613-1641; creativity workshop 10 a.m. Sept. 20, Hammond's Ferry, 89 Crystal Lake Drive, North Augusta; $65; (803) 613-1641
ESSENTIAL INSPIRATIONS: OIL PAINTINGS BY ANNE T. NIELSEN: Sept. 18-27; Casa Blanca CafÃ, The White's Building, 936 Broad St.; reception 5-9 p.m. Sept. 20; all other days 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free; westoboufestival.com
WESTOBOU FESTIVAL ORGAN SERIES: 4 p.m. Sept. 20, St. Paul's Episcopal Church; with Keith Shafer; free; noon Sept. 22, St. John United Methodist Church, with Alvin Blount; noon Sept. 23, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, with Kathleen Cartledge; 2 p.m. Sept. 24, Church of the Most Holy Trinity, with Nancy Sutton; concerts free; westoboufestival.com
NIKKI GIOVANNI -- SPOKEN WORD: 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20; Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Paine College, 1235 15th; $20; $10 students with ID; westoboufestival.com
AUGUSTA JAZZ PROJECT BIG BAND REUNION CONCERT AND THE ASU JAZZ ALL-STARS WITH WYCLIFFE GORDON: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21; D. Douglas Barnard Amphitheatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; love offering; www.aug.edu
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG UNVEILING: 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21; Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; reinstallation of Mr. Rauschenberg's August Allegory (Anagrams); poet Starkey Flythe will discuss the artist; free; themorris.org
WORDS AND IMAGES OF BARRY FLEMING: Sept. 22-27; the Main Branch Library, 902 Greene St.; opening reception 6 p.m. Sept. 22; (706) 821-2600, westoboufestival.com
COLORS OF MUSIC : 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 825 Greene St.; free; westoboufestival.com
COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET COMPANY: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 (school performance); 8 p.m. Sept. 23; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; 8 p.m. show, $20-$50; imperialtheatre.com
AMERICAN MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Center, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $5, free for ASU students and staff with ID; www.aug.edu.
FRENCH MASTERPIECES: 7 p.m. Sept. 24, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and Master Ringers; Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Paine College, 1235 15th St.; $5; westoboufestival.com
WESTOBOU FESTIVAL FUNK FEATURING WYCLIFFE GORDON & FRIENDS: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $15; presented by Garden City Jazz; westoboufestival.com
THE LEWIS FAMILY WITH LIZZY LONG AND LLEGACY: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, Imperial Theatre; 745 Broad St.; part of the Southern Soul and Song series; (706) 722-8341, www.imperialtheatre.com
CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $15-$50; presented by The Augusta Symphony; augustasymphony.org
THE HARMONY RIVER CHORUS: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds Street; $10; (706) 860-6022, www.adelines.org
LYLE LOVETT, JOHN HIATT: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $46; (706) 722-3521