Things to Do

hot tickets. Three-time Grammy Award-winning blues artist Keb' Mo' performed to a packed house at Imperial Theatre in 2009. Augusta Amusements is bringing him back for a performance in Evans at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at the J.S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd. Tickets are $44.50 and $49.50 from (under the "Events" tab) or by calling (706) 726-0366.

first friday events


WHAT: Get Down Downtown – Free Family event, First Friday Celebration

WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Aug. 3

WHERE: Augusta Common, 800 block, Reynolds and Broad streets

DETAILS: Tara Scheyer and the Mud Puppy Band, Folly & The JAMP Masters; children’s activities, local food trucks; in support of First Friday, Westobou Festival ticket launch

WHAT: Music on the River featuring Stewart & Winfield, Funk You & Bloodkin

WHEN: 8 p.m.-midnight

WHERE: Jessye Norman Amphitheater



WHAT: ’Til Beth Do Us Part, a comedy presented by Edgefield County Theatre

WHEN: 8 p.m. Aug. 10-11, 17-18; 3 p.m. Aug. 12, 19

WHERE: William Miller Bouknight Theatre, 405 Main St., Edgefield

DETAILS: ’Til Beth Do Us Part, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, playwrights from Asheville, N.C., centers on Gibby and Suzannah Hayden, a couple who find their marriage threatened after Suzannah hires an overzealous personal assistant named Beth.

TICKETS: Reservations, (803) 637-3833

art exhibit

WHAT: Social ARTifacts: A World Vision through Art, presenting socially relevant visual and performing art

WHEN: Opens Aug. 4; reception 6-9 p.m.; through Sept. 29; museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.

ADMISSION: $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children; (706) 724-3576,

museum deal

WHAT: Dollar Dog Days of Summer! – $1 admission throughout August

HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.


hot tickets

WHAT: Augusta Players season tickets

WHEN: On sale now

• Hairspray, Sept. 21-23

• A Christmas Carol,
Dec. 8-9

• La Cage aux Folles (The Birdcage), Feb. 22-24

• The King & I, May 10-12

TICKETS: (706) 826-4707;


WHAT: The Weakest Link …To Murder!, Aiken Downtown Development Association’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

WHEN: Aug. 10-11; doors 6:30 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.

WHERE: Newberry Hall

TICKETS: $50, includes dinner and show; cash bar; benefits ADDA; make reservations at ADDA office in The Alley or call (803) 649-2221

first thursday

WHAT: First Thursday at Midtown Market

WHEN: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 2

WHERE: 2113 Kings Way

DETAILS: Benefits Augusta Photo Festival; (706)


hot bbq tickets

WHAT: Fifth Annual Day of Hard Labor BBQ Cook-Off to benefit United Way

WHEN: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 3; tickets now on sale

WHERE: Newberry Street Festival Center, Aiken

TICKETS: $10, ages 6-13 $5; advance tickets $8, ages 6-13 $4, available at Aiken Public Safety Headquarters, the Finance Department at Aiken City Hall, H.O. Weeks Activities Center, Holley Tractor and Equipment

MORE: City Manager’s Office, (803) 642-7654

art exhibit

WHAT: Opening reception: Clay Artists of the Southeast’s show Double Take

WHEN: 4-9 p.m. Aug. 3

WHERE: Gallery on the Row, 1016 Broad St.

DETAILS: Show open during August; (706) 724-4989,

storks & corks

WHAT: Storks & Corks, an Evening with an Endangered Species

WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 4

WHERE: Silver Bluff Audubon Center, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson

DETAILS: $40, benefits the center; view endangered Wood Storks, enjoy wines, hors d’oeuvres, friends; (803) 471-0291