ho ho holy smokes, that's loud
Sector 7G, 631 Ellis St., celebrates Christmas in July with a four-band show being billed as Santa's Summer Vacation. The bill will include Chairleg, Facedown, Rose's Last Novel and Whiskey Hellchild. Music starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $5. Go to myspace.com/sector7g.
Hammond's Ferry's Brick Yard Market takes place from 4 p.m. until dusk Friday at the Hammond's Ferry, 450 Railroad Ave., in North Augusta. The evening market features fresh flowers and produce, bread, wine, art and entertainment. Call (803) 613-1641.
lloyd dobler - boombox not included
Indie rock act the Llo yd Dobler Effect will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Barton Field Stage on Fort Gordon. Admission is free.
Storm by candlelight
Local act quietSTORM will perform at this week's Candlelight Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Eighth Street bulkhead at Riverwalk Augusta. Admission is $6. Go to myspace.com/gardencityjazz.
psyche rock redux
Augusta's the Cubists will return to Sky City, 1157 Broad St., on Saturday. Expect an expansive show with lights, camera and lots of big rock action. Music will start at 10:30 p.m. Cover is $5.
a little mascaro
As a medical illustrator, David Mascaro became a master at rendering detail. In his fine art he presents a broader range, with loose, painterly brushwork underscored by his signature attention to structure and perspective. His work is featured in an exhibit opening today in the Art Hall of Sacred Heart Cultural Center, with a reception scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday he will be doing Sunday Sketch at the Morris Museum of Art, offering visitors the opportunity to sketch in the galleries with informal instruction. Check in at the museum's activity room to pick up materials for the free program. Coming up is his workshop on portrait drawing, focusing on rendering the face from varying points of view and using correct proportions and details. The workshop will be held on two Saturdays, July 25 and Aug. 1. For registration information, contact the museum at 706-724-7501.
The Aiken Community Playhouse will present The Spitfire Grill at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 17-18 and at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St., Aiken. General admission tickets are $15. Go to aikencommunityplayhouse.com.
Contact Tharon A. Giddens, features editor, at (706) 823-3347, or firstname.lastname@example.org.