ARTS PREVIEW: The 2017-18 arts season is bursting with things to do

The Augusta area is again overflowing with activities for the coming arts season, with everything from art exhibits and dance performances to concerts and stage shows, plus a few random artsy acts in between.

SEPTEMBER

 

Captured/Composed: The Photography of Brent Cline and Chris Thelen: Through Sept. 20, Jessye Norman School of the Arts, 739 Greene St.; a retrospective exhibition featuring two of the Augusta area’s most respected photographers; jessyenormanschool.org

Symbols and Allegories: Artwork by Jay Jacobs: Through Sept. 20, Westobou Gallery, 1129 Broad St.; exhibit open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; westobou.org

Through My Eyes: Through Sept. 30, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; folk artist Nellie Ashford; lucycraftlaneymuseum.com

Joseph DiGiorgio: The Alabama Series, through Oct. 8, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; themorris.org

Jeff Amberg, photography, and Whitney LeJeune, painting: Through Oct. 13, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; etherredge.usca.edu

Just Kids Exhibit: Sept. 1-Oct.1; open house 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; photographer Ryan Johnson’s 16 portraits of Georgia families and their loved ones who have an intellectual or developmental disability; arcpls.org

Clay Artists of the Southeast and Augusta Photography Festival: Through Sept. 27, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Sept. 7; Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta; artsandheritagecenter.com

Artist Randy Akers: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 27; opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; sacredheartaugusta.org

Peter Pan: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7-9, 14-16 and 3 p.m. Sept. 10, Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale; aikencommunityplayhouse.com

A Sense of Place Juried Art Exhibit: Through Oct. 13; opening reception 6 p.m. Sept. 8, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art; (706) 722-5495, ghia.org

40th annual Aiken’s Makin’: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, downtown Aiken; arts and crafts event featuring fine arts, glass works, wood, ceramics, fabric, more; concessions; aikensmakin.net

Augusta Canal Music Cruise: Chris Hardy: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, departs from Enterprise Mill; songwriter/indie/acoustic rock; $25; augustacanal.com

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society: Telegraph String Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; program includes Anton Webern, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann; $40, $5 students with ID, free for Augusta University students, faculty, and staff with ID; hjcms.org

7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Jabez. S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans; sold out; augustaamusements.com

Southern Soul and Song: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, Imperial Theater, 749 Broad St.; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

Diggin’ It Music Festival: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, gates open 6 p.m., Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Faircloth Drive, Evans; I Am Spartacus, Brooke McBride and Trust in Traitors, food and vendors; for all ages; bring seating; benefits Augusta Christian volleyball team; $10; facebook.com/Diggin-It-106957256666435/

ElvisFestival.com Presents ’56: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, Imperial Theatre, 725 Broad St.; touring show starring Cody Ray Slaughter, with the Hillbilly Katz with drummer David Fontana, son of Elvis’ drummer DJ Fontana; music and stories from Elvis’ breakout year; $19-$49 reserved, $79 VIP includes meet &greet, Orchestra Center seating; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

Artrageous! Family Sunday: Colonial Tales and Trade: 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; historian Bobby Blackwell shares his experiences as a Colonial Indian trader in the Carolinas; create your own Native American instruments; free; themorris.org

Children’s Play: Three Little Pigs: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, Maxwell Performing Arts Theater, 2500 Walton Way; funny, fast-paced performance highlights lessons about breaking down barriers and building friendships; free; register at (706) 737-1625 or email literacycenter1401@gmail.com; http://calendar.augusta.edu/event/childrens-play-three-little-pigs

Clint Black: Thursday, Sept. 14, gates open 6 p.m., Evans Towne Center Park; $25, $40 preferred, $55 reserved at freshtix.com or Security Federal Bank; (706) 650-5005, evanstownecenterpark.com

Art Opening: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. SW, Aiken; American Academy of Equine Art 37th Open Juried Exhibition, Luiza Somodi; (803) 641-9094

Philip Morsberger: An Augusta Treasure: Sept. 14-Oct. 13, Augusta University, 2500 Walton Way; calendar.augusta.edu

Augusta Canal Music Cruise: Keith Gregory: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, departs from Enterprise Mill; classic rock/pop/R&B/fusion/jazz, $25; augustacanal.com

Stage play: Sept. 15-16, 21-23, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; struggles with addiction, friendship, love and the challenges of adulthood; (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com

37th Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival: 5-9 p.m. Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 16, noon-7 p.m. Sept. 17, 836 Reynolds St.; fine arts and crafts market, global village with international cuisine, five stages with entertainment, more; advance badges $7; artsintheheartofaugusta.com

The Perrys in Concert: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, Bethesda Baptist Church, 5793 Old Augusta Hwy., Harlem; award-winning gospel group; free; bethesdabchurch.org

Acquired and Restored: Sept. 16-Dec. 31, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; recent additions to the permanent collection; themorris.org

Aiken Symphony Orchestra: “The Fabulous 3rd &5th”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; with pianist Adam Golka; aikensymphonyorchestra.com

Mary J. Blige: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, James Brown Arena; $51-$121; (877) 428-4849, georgialinatix.com

Needlepoint Works & Furniture: Sept. 18-Oct. 15; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; works by members of the Aiken chapters of the American Needlepoint Guild and the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, furniture once owned by Aikenite Ola Hitt; free; (803) 642-2015

Disney on Ice: Dream Big: 7 p.m. Sept. 21-22, 2 and 6 p.m. Sept. 23, 2 p.m. Sept. 24, James Brown Arena; Tinker Bell takes audience on journey through tales of Ariel, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Belle; $15 and higher; georgialinatix.com, (877) 428-4849, James Brown Arena Box Office

Beauty and the Beast: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 and Friday, Sept. 22, Imperial Theatre; performed by Columbia County Ballet; imperialtheatre.com

USC Aiken Faculty Artist Recital: Mark Hollingsworth and Richard Maltz: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; free; (803) 641-3305, Etherredge.usca.edu

Art at Lunch: Robin Hill: Noon Friday, Sept. 22, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; artist and naturalist discusses his work; paid reservations due Sept. 20; themorris.org

Shovels &Rope in Concert: 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, 1 Ninth St.; gates open 6 p.m.; American folk duo Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent who create a sound blending traditional folk, rock ’n’ roll and country rock; $20 advance; $25 day of show; GluestickMusic.com

Augusta Canal Music Cruise: Gray Mayfield: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, departs from Enterprise Mill; jazz/soul/blues, $25; augustacanal.com

Silent Movie Night: The Merry Widow: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, Sacred Heart Cultural Center; 1925 film to be screened at 7:30 p.m.; Melanie Wade Larsen and Ron Carter will present songs from the silent era of film; eat, drink and lounge $60; general admission $20; students $10; table of eight $144; reservations (706) 826-4700 or sacredheartaugusta.org

Museum Day Live!: Sept. 23, Morris Museum of Art, Ezekiel Harris House, Augusta Museum of History, South Carolina State Museum; annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! free ticket, downloadable at smithsonianmag.com/museumday

Berry Fleming Book Festival: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, Augusta University Summerville Campus, 2500 Walton Way; more than 50 authors, will discuss their works via readings and panels, writing workshops, school outreach, a literary marketplace, food trucks and a children’s area; free; berryflemingbookfestival.com and facebook.com/Berry-Fleming-Book-Festival or email Karin.gillespie@gmail.com

The Morris Museum of Art’s 25th Birthday Bash!: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; a daylong symposium of artists, historians, and collectors with docents in costume, art activities, birthday cake, and party favors; and the opening of the exhibition Acquired and Restored – Works From the Permanent Collection; free; themorris.org

Soiree: Jazz+Wine: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, Jessye Norman School of the Arts; jazz music, wines selected by the host, and a platform for up-and-coming musical voices; (762) 233-5299, jazzsoiree.com

Soiree Sunday Augusta: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, Humanitree House Juice Joint and Gallery, 230 Eighth St.; live music with an infusion of creativity and collaboration – from dance, performance art, film, to the spoken word; (762) 233-5299, jazzsoiree.com

Drawing &Its Peripheries: Sept. 26-Oct. 20; reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, Jessye Norman School, 739 Greene St.; calendar.augusta.edu

Tuesday’s Music Live: Mirari Brass Quintet: Noon, Sept. 26, Saint Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., concerts free; lunch after concert $12 and requires reservation; (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

2017 Fort Gordon Fall Festival: Sept. 28-Oct. 1, Barton Field, Rice Road, Fort Gordon; open to the public; food, drinks, activities, a carnival, more; (706) 791-8878; fortgordon.com/event/2017-fall-festival

The British Invasion Years: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-29, AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, Aiken; nostalgic journey through the ’60s and a musical celebration of The Beatles; apagonline.org

Augusta University Faculty Recital: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; Melissa E. Givens, soprano, and Rosalyn Floyd, piano; (706) 667-4100, calendar.augusta.edu

Augusta Canal Music Cruise: Roger Enevoldsen: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, departs from Enterprise Mill; oldies/acoustic guitar/harmonica, $25; augustacanal.com

Oliver!: 8 p.m. Sept. 29-30, 3 p.m. Oct. 1, Imperial Theatre; performed by the Augusta Players; augustaplayers.org

Garden City Chorus 45th Annual Show: 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, Grace UMC Wesley Center, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; You Gotta Have Heart, featuring the Forefront quartet, Harmony River Chorus and local quartets; benefits music scholarships for local high school seniors; $20 advance, $25 at the door; (803) 599-4228, gardencitychorus.org

Chanticleer: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; Augusta University Lyceum Series, “the world’s reigning male chorus”; (706) 667-4100, calendar.augusta.edu

OCTOBER

Annual Quilt Exhibition: Oct. 1-Dec. 31, opening reception 3-5 p.m. Oct. 8, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History; featuring Brown Sugar Stickers Quilting Guild of Atlanta; lucycraftlaneymuseum.com

Swanee Quintet Featuring Rickey Smiley: 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, Bell Auditorium, 78th Anniversary Gospel Comedy Show; $35 advance, $45 day of show, augustaentertainment complex.com

USC Aiken Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; etherredge.usca.edu

Westobou Festival: Chris Robinson Brotherhood: 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, Sky City; westoboufestival.com

Westobou Festival: Tracing Shadows: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4-14; Artist Talk 12:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Westobou Gallery, 1129 Broad St.; contemporary artworks by Annie Kammerer-Butrus and Yuken Teruya; westoboufestival.com

Artist Jonathan Green: Oct. 4-Jan. 28, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; considered to be one of the most influential painters of the Southern experience; themorris.org

Art Opening: Robert Amato and the Tire City Potters: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5; through Nov. 3; Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta; artsandheritagecenter.com

Westobou Festival Central: 5-11 p.m. Oct. 5-7, Augusta Common, a place to meet, greet with live music, food trucks, family-friendly activities, Westobou Wheel; free, westoboufestival.com

Old Dominion in Concert: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, Bell Auditorium; country charm, lyrical wit, rock ’n’ roll grit with hook-heavy pop; $27.50-$39.50; georgialinatix.com, (877) 428-4849, James Brown Arena Box Office

Augusta University Music Gala Concert: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; featuring the AU Jazz Ensemble, Opera, Orchestra, Univerity Singers and Wind Ensemble; (706) 667-4100, calendar.augusta.edu

Tribute to the King featuring Travis LeDoyt: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, Jabez. S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans; next best thing to seeing Elvis; $36; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

Westobou Festival: Inside/Out with Pylon Reenactment Society: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre; 30th anniversary film screening of Inside/Out with live music performance by Pylon Reenactment Society; westoboufestival.com

Augusta Canal Music Cruise: Gaffney Jarrell: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, departs from Enterprise Mill; songs from classic female vocalists, $25; augustacanal.com

Symphony Orchestra Augusta: Don Juan: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, First Baptist Church of Augusta; featuring Daniel Mumm, cello; $11-$52; (706) 826-4705, soaugusta.org

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight: Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 19-21, Fort Gordon Dinner Theater, Third Avenue, Bldg. 32100, Fort Gordon; doors open 6 p.m., dinner 6:45 p.m., show 8 p.m.; a thriller with a nervous wife in a remote cabin where bodies appear and disappear; $40-$53, $28 for show only; reservations (706) 793-8552

Oliver Hardy Festival: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, downtown Harlem; 29th annual festival with food and craft vendors, live entertainment, Laurel and Hardy impersonators; parade at 10 a.m.; (706) 556-0043

Westobou Festival: Comedian Kevin Hart: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8, Bell Auditorium; tickets start at $47 from georgialinatix.com, (877) 428-4849, at the James Brown Arena box office; livenation.com, westoboufestival.com

An Evening with Molly Ringwald: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, Jabez. S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans; jazz performance; $45; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

Augusta Mini Theatre Alumni and Friends Chefs’ Showcase: 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, location TBA; $42 adults, $16 for ages 2-18; augustaminitheatre.com

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society: Russian String Orchestra: 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; 14-piece Russian Chamber Orchestra performs Debussy, Gershwin, Dvorak, Piazzola; $40, $5 students with ID, free for Augusta University students, faculty, and staff with ID; hjcms.org

Tuesday’s Music Live: Mark Valenti, pianist: Noon, Oct. 10, Saint Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., concerts free; lunch after concert $12 and requires reservation; (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

Best of Augusta: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; meet the winners, taste the food, listen to the music; proceeds benefit Greater Augusta Arts Council and Sacred Heart Cultural Center; (706) 823-3722, augustamagazine.com

Children’s Play: Ham Radio – A S.T.E.A.M. Show: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, Maxwell Performing Arts Theater, 2500 Walton Way; favorite fractured tales come to life on the set of an old-fashioned radio drama, incorporating the facets of science, technology, engineering, arts and math, the audience becomes part of the action by providing the sound effects; free; to reserve seating, call the Literacy Center, (706) 737-1625 or email literacycenter1401@gmail.com

Westobou Festival: Hillary-Marie’s Sole Music Collective: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre; with special guest Wycliffe Gordon; westoboufestival.com

Our Town: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-15, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; classic play by Thornton Wilder presented by USC Aiken’s University Theatre; etherredge.usca.edu

Augusta Canal Music Cruise: Double “D”: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, departs from Enterprise Mill; classic rock, $25; augustacanal.com

Breath of Spring: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 20-22, and 27-28 and 3 p.m. Oct. 22, Aiken Community Playhouse; aikencommunityplayhouse.com

An Evening with Melissa Manchester: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, Jabez. S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

Southern Soul and Song: The Becky Buller Band: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, Imperial Theater, 749 Broad St.; the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Fiddler and Female Vocalist of the Year, with guests Kenny and Amanda Smith; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

Art in the Park Fall Fest: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Memorial Garden and Amphitheater next to Columbia County Library, Evans; performers, arts vendors, sidewalk art contest, more; columbiacountyarts.org

Westobou Festival: Allen Stone: 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, Imperial Theatre; westoboufestival.com

USC Aiken Concert Choir & Masterworks Chorale: 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, St. John United Methodist Church, Aiken; etherredge.usca.edu

Eva Magil-Oliver, painter, and Trever Webster: Oct. 16-Dec. 1, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; etherredge.usca.edu

Porter Fleming Public Art Symposium: Oct. 17, Augusta University; keynote speaker Patricia Walsh, public art programs manager for Americans for the Arts; augustaarts.com

Midday Music Concert Series and Tea: Noon Thursday, Oct. 19, First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave., Aiken; with Augusta University music faculty Clara Park, piano, and Christine Crookall, cello; (706) 737-1453, calendar.augusta.edu

Exhibition Preview Party: Hattie Saussy: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; a sneak peek of the upcoming exhibition Hattie Saussy – The Rediscovery of an Artist; lecture, 6 p.m.; reception to follow; RSVP to (706) 828-3867 or kara.exum@themorris.org; themorris.org

18th Annual A Taste of Wine and Art: 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, Aiken Center for the Arts; beer and wine along with food from local restaurants and caterers; aikencenterforthearts.org

Symphony Pops: Cirque “Spooktacular”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, Bell Auditorium; Cirque de la Symphony’s aerial flyers, acrobats, jugglers, and strongmen perform daring feats choreographed to live music now with a spooky twist; (706) 826-4705, soaugusta.org

AU Opera Ensemble: Popular Selections from Opera, Operetta and Broadway: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre; presented by The Opera Initiative at Augusta University; tickets at maxwelltheatre@augusta.edu or (706) 667-4100; augusta.edu/aoi

PJ Masks Live! Time to be A Hero: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, Bell Auditorium; live show featuring the heroic trio from the series The PJ Masks; $32-$52, $99 VIP; augustaentertainment complex.com

Augusta Canal Music Cruise: Christian Ndeti: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, departs from Enterprise Mill; soulful songs, $25; augustacanal.com

4 Seasons Chamber Jazz: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 20, Jan. 19, April 20, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta; concerts feature two performances, ranging from Latin jazz to vocal standards to Dixieland reflective of the season; $23; (706) 733-7939, uuaugusta.org

Hattie Saussy: The Rediscovery of an Artist: Oct. 21-Jan. 21, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; one of Georgia’s most important artists of the 20th century; themorris.org

Aiken Symphony Orchestra: Noon Saturday, Oct. 21, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; etherredge.usca.edu

Harmony River Chorus: Haunting Harmony: 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown Road, North Augusta; harmonyriverchorus.org

An Evening with Jaimee Paul: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Jabez. S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

Augusta Choral Society: Carmina Burana by Orff: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Sacred Heart Cultural Center; augustacs.org

Aiken Symphony Orchestra: Sutton Sings Strauss &Gershwin: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; with soprano Brandie Sutton; aikensymphonyorchestra.com

Chris Janson in Concert: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Bell Auditorium; country artist with No. 1 platinum single Buy Me a Boat; augustaentertainment complex.com

Brava, Jessye! A Musical Tribute by Russell Joel Brown & Damien Sneed: 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; benefit concert for Jessye Norman School of the Arts; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

Storyland Theatre: Beware What You Ask of a Fairy: school shows 9:30 and 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. Oct. 24-27, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre; reservations required, $5 students, season tickets $12; matinee 3 p.m. Oct. 28; $7, season tickets $18; box office opens 2:15 p.m.; (706) 736-3455, storylandtheatre.org

Tuesday’s Music Live: Keith Shafer, organist: Noon, Oct. 24, Saint Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., concerts free; lunch after concert $12 and requires reservation; (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

Oswald Writers Series: Tim O’Brien: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; free; etherredge.usca.edu

Kansas in Concert: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, Bell Auditorium; one of America’s classic rock bands; augustaentertainment complex.com

Byrd Biennial: A Celebration of AU Faculty: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, Mary S. Byrd Gallery, Augusta University; works by the Augusta University Art and Design faculty; calendar.augusta.edu

Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; presented by The Reduced Shakespeare Company; PG-13; USC Aiken Cultural Series; (803) 641-3305, etherredge.usca.edu

USC Aiken Canticum Novum: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, location TBA; etherredge.usca.edu

Augusta Canal Music Cruise: The Henrys: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, departs from Enterprise Mill; folk/bluegrass/Americana, $25; augustacanal.com

Terri Gibbs and Friends: 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, Imperial Theatre; Lions Club of Augusta benefit concert for Augusta University’s James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

Soiree: Jazz+Wine: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, Jessye Norman School of the Arts; jazz music, wines selected by the host, and a platform for up-and-coming musical voices; (762) 233-5299, jazzsoiree.com

NOVEMBER

Chicago in Concert: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, Bell Auditorium; augustaentertainment complex.com

The Wizard of Oz: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, Bell Auditorium; Broadway in Augusta Series; augustabroadway.com

Southern City Film Festival: Nov. 2-5, downtown Aiken and various venues; for filmmakers and audiences with industry panels, VIP parties, celebrity guests, film screenings, southerncity.org

Southern Soul and Song: Justin Townes Earle: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Imperial Theater, 749 Broad St.; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

Art After Dark: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans; an evening of art and entertainment with watercolors, oils, acrylics, photography, pottery, fiber arts, jewelry and mixed media on display and for sale; artistguildcc.org

Listen and Laugh Tour: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, Bell Auditorium; with Earthquake, Arnerz J., George Willborn, Michael Baisden; $45-$65; augustaentertainment complex.com

Simon & Jaques: 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center; Simon Powis, guitar, and Jacques Lee Woods, cello; $24; soaugusta.org

Savannah River Winds: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, Grace United Methodist Church Wesley Center, North Augusta; wind ensemble of Augusta University faculty and students and community members; calendar.augusta.edu

Tuesday’s Music Live: Hannah Lash, harp: Noon, Nov. 7, Saint Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., concerts free; lunch after concert $12 and requires reservation; (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

The Giver: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-11 and 2 p.m. Nov. 12, Aiken Community Playhouse; aikencommunityplayhouse.com

North Augusta Artists Guild: Through Dec. 15, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta; artsandheritagecenter.com

Artist Melanie Stokes: through Dec. 29, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, Sacred Heart Cultural Center; a member of the Women Painters of the Southeast and retired art teacher who paints in Thomson, Ga.; sacredheartofaugusta.org

Big Bang Variety Show: Nov. 9, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Third Avenue, Bldg. 32100, Fort Gordon; (706) 793-8552

USC Aiken Jazz: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; $10; etherredge.usca.edu

Symphony Orchestra Augusta: The Music of Journey: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, Bell Auditorium; the top-selling rock music of all time as performed by SOA; soaugusta.org

Diner en Noir: Friday, Nov. 10, Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta; fundraising dinner event; artsandheritagecenter.com

Chris Tomlin: Good Good Father Tour: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, James Brown Arena; with guest Matt Maher; $25-$75; GeorgialinaTix.com, (877) 428-4849, or James Brown Arena box office

Almost Elton John &the Rocket Band: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, Jabez. S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans; performed by Craig A. Meyer; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

It Can’t Happen Here: Nov. 10-11, 16-18, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; adapted from the Sinclair Lewis novel by Tony Taccone and Bennett Cohen, a dark satire; (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com

New Horizons Band: 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; etherredge.usca.edu

Straight No Chaser: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, Bell Auditorium; $27.50-$52.50; augustaentertainment complex.com

USC Aiken Concert Choir & Masterworks Chorale: 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, St. John United Methodist Church, Aiken; etherredge.usca.edu

Augusta University Jazz Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; (706) 667-4100, calendar.augusta.edu

Mannheim Streamroller Christmas by Chip Davis: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, Bell Auditorium; Broadway in Augusta Series; augustabroadway.com

Augusta University Singers: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; (706) 667-4100, calendar.augusta.edu

O Sole Trio: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-17, AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, Aiken; a 70-plus-year journey through show tunes from classic Broadway musicals, performed in “poperatic” style; apagonline.org

Symphony Orchestra Augusta: Dvorak’s New World: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, First Baptist of Augusta; featuring organist Jim Nord; soaugusta.org

Brit Floyd: The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, Bell Auditorium; experience the spectacle of a Pink Floyd concert; augustaentertainment complex.com

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society: Nikita Mndoyants: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; pianist; $40, $5 students with ID, free for Augusta University students, faculty, and staff with ID; www.hjcms.org

Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; Augusta University Lyceum Series presents a Steampunk-inspired story that uses circus disciplines; (706) 667-4100, calendar.augusta.edu

USC Aiken Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; $10; etherredge.usca.edu

Tuesday’s Music Live: 9 String Theory: Noon, Nov. 21, Saint Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., concerts free; lunch after concert $12 and requires reservation; (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

Augusta University Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; (706) 667-4100, calendar.augusta.edu

The Nutcracker: 7 p.m. Nov. 24, 1 and 4 p.m. Nov. 25-26, Imperial Theatre; presented by Colton Ballet Company; imperialtheatre.com

Augusta University Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; (706) 667-4100, calendar.augusta.edu

’Twas the Night Before Christmas: Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2, 8-10; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Third Avenue, Bldg. 32100, Fort Gordon; (706) 793-8552

Eli’s Bethlehem Inn: 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 4, 7-8; 6 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, Kroc Center; a play presented by Enopion Theatre Company; enopion.com

The Nutcracker: 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Imperial Theatre; as performed by Columbia County Ballet, imperialtheatre.com

Experimental Relief: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30; 2 p.m. Dec. 3, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; USC Aiken’s University Players present short plays, etherredge.usca.edu

DECEMBER

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 and 3 p.m. Dec. 10, Aiken Community Playhouse; a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids, probably the most awful kids in history, aikencommunityplayhouse.com

Third annual Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, Augusta Museum of History; treats, libations, music, dancing with the cast of The Augusta Players’ A Christmas Carol The Musical; $45, augustaplayers.org

Very Merry Morris Holiday Open House: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; seasonal crafts, a 2 p.m. holiday concert, holiday shopping; free; themorris.org

Tea and Tutus: Sunday, Dec. 3; an annual holiday tradition with Columbia County Ballet; reservations only, columbiacountyballet.com

USC Aiken Canticum Novum: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, location TBA; etherredge.usca.edu

Four-hand Piano Faculty Recital: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; with Augusta Univerity faculty Martin David Jones and Clara Park; (706) 667-4100, calendar.augusta.edu

Tuesday’s Music Live: UGA Men’s Glee Club: Noon, Dec. 5, Saint Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., concerts free; lunch after concert $12 and requires reservation; (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

Aiken Concert Band: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; etherredge.usca.edu

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, Sacred Heart Cultural Center; annual holiday event under the direction of Keith Shafer and based on the traditional English Christmas program that originated at King’s College Chapel at Cambridge University in England, featuring the Augusta University Singers, Davidson Chorale; sacredheartofaugusta.org

Rick Springfield and Richard Marx: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, Bell Auditorium; $47.50-$83; augustaentertainment complex.com

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; the Grammy nominee performs classics of Ravel, Debussy and Borodin, among others; etherredge.usca.edu

A Dog’s House: Dec. 8-9, 14-16, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; when a couple’s dog grows violent, they must confront darker truths in their relationship; (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com

A Christmas Carol: The Musical: 8 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 3 p.m. Dec. 10, Imperial Theatre; as performed by The Augusta Players, augustaplayers.org

Nutcracker Tea: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, Aiken County Historical Museum; an afternoon holiday affair featuring short performances by Aiken Civic Ballet; aikenballet.org

Augusta Choral Society: Messiah by Handel: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, Saint Paul’s Church; augustacs.org

Betty Wright: The Legends of Soul Tour: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, Bell Auditorium; with Rose Royce, Angela Winbush, Glenn Jones, Cherelle; $56.50-$68.50; augustaentertainment complex.com

Aiken Symphony Orchestra: Home for the Holidays: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; etherredge.usca.edu

Augusta Chorale Christmas Concert: 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, Paine College; augustachorale.org

Southern Soul and Song: Suzy Bogguss: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, Imperial Theater, 749 Broad St.; country music singer-songwriter; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

Christmas With the Annie Moses Band: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, Jabez. S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

Christmas With John Berry: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

The Nutcracker: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; Aiken Civic Ballet’s signature holiday showcase of the iconic ballet, aikenballet.org

JANUARY

Miller Theater Opening Night Gala: Jan. 6, Miller Theater; with guest performance by Sutton Foster, Symphony Orchestra Augusta; sold out; soaugusta.org

Lee Monts, painter, and Anne Hightower Patterson, watercolor: Jan. 8-Feb. 16, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; etherredge.usca.edu

Augusta Chorale Spring Auditions: 6-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, by appointment only, Paine College; call or text (706) 830-0991 or email pwa226@icloud.com

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, Bell Auditorium; Broadway in Augusta Series; augustabroadway.com

Tuesday’s Music Live: The Charlestones: Noon, Jan. 9, Saint Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., concerts free; lunch after concert $12 and requires reservation; (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

Marginalized and Mythological: Shanequa Gay’s Disruption of the Pastoral Landscape: Jan. 11-Feb. 16, Mary S. Byrd Gallery, Augusta University; calendar.augusta.edu

Linda Hardy: Through Feb. 23, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, Sacred Heart Cultural Center; sacredheartofaugusta.org

Sleeping Beauty: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, Imperial Theatre; performed byState Ballet Theatre of Russia, imperialtheatre.com

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society: Garth Newel Piano Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; $40, $5 students with ID, free for Augusta University students, faculty, and staff with ID; www.hjcms.org

Southern Soul and Song: The Boxcars: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, Imperial Theater, 749 Broad St.; Grammy Award–winning bluegrass ensemble; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

Not Fade Away: The Ultimate Buddy Holly Experience: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans; augustaamusements.com

The Rainmaker: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 and 3 p.m. Jan. 21, Aiken Community Playhouse; aikencommunityplayhouse.com

Last Chance: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12; 3 p.m. Jan. 13-15, 20-21, Feb. 17-18, Augusta Mini Theatre, 2548 Deans Bridge Road; $15 adults, $10 children, students, seniors; $8.50 groups; augustaminitheatre.com

Augusta Chorale: Martin Luther King Celebration Program: 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road, North Augusta; augustachorale.org

Preview Party: The Serpentine Chain Collection: Thursday, Jan. 18, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; paintings by Alan Shuptrine; lecture, 6 p.m.; reception, 7 p.m.; RSVP to (706) 828-3867 or kara.exum@themorris.org; themorris.org

S.C. Arts Fellow Robert Lyon and Alicia Cully: Through Feb. 23, opening reception Thursday, Jan. 18, Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta; artsandheritagecenter.com

American Portraits: The Dallas Brass and Daniel Rodriguez: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; traditional brass with a full complement of drums and percussion, etherredge.usca.edu

A Streetcar Named Desire: Jan. 19-21, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; Tennessee Williams play; (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com

Symphony Orchestra Augusta: Beethoven’s Ninth: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, Miller Theater; soaugusta.org

Storyland Theatre: The Frog Prince: school shows 9:30 and 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. Jan. 23-26, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre; reservations required, $5 students; matinee 3 p.m. Jan. 27; $7, box office opens 2:15 p.m.; (706) 736-3455, storylandtheatre.org

Tuesday’s Music Live: Andrew Sords, violin, and Eriko Izumida, piano: Noon, Jan. 23, Saint Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., concerts free; lunch after concert $12 and requires reservation; (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

Symphony Orchestra Augusta: The Texas Tenors: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, Miller Theater; from Bruno Mars to Puccini, a blend of country, classical, broadway and pop; soaugusta.org

Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center; a cosmic adventure presented by “America’s Got Talent” superstars Lightwire Theater; augustaamusements.com

Andrew Tyson: 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center; piano; $24; soaugusta.org

FEBRUARY

Dreams on Ice: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center; professional skaters, dancers, singers and specialty acts bring a story to life; augustaamusements.com

Shana Tucker: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2, AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, Aiken; singer-songwriter and cellist influenced by jazz and classical roots interwoven with ’80s and ’90s pop music; apagonline.org

Print Fair: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; begin or expand your collection with affordable, original works of art; themorris.org

UTP Showcase: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3-4, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; a showcase by USC Aiken theater students, $5, etherredge.usca.edu

Tuesday’s Music Live: R. Roy Goodwin II: Noon, Feb. 6, Saint Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., concerts free; lunch after concert $12 and requires reservation; (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

Southern Soul and Song: Sam Bush: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, Imperial Theater, 749 Broad St.; The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride, mandolin virtuoso; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; etherredge.usca.edu

Symphony Orchestra Augusta: Under the Streetlamp: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, Bell Auditorium; an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American Radio Songbook; soaugusta.org

Black Market Trust: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center; American pop/vocal jazz band combines the sounds of the great American crooners with the romantic Easter European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt; augustaamusements.com

The Mikado: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-10 and 3 p.m. Feb. 11, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre; presented by The Opera Initiative at Augusta University; tickets at maxwelltheatre@augusta.edu or (706) 667-4100; augusta.edu/aoi

Lungs: Feb. 9-10, 14, 16-17, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; a smart, funny drama that follows a couple through their relationship, a play by Duncan Macmillan; (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com

Attacca String Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center; $24; soaugusta.org

Oswald Writers Series: Jeanetta Calhoun Mish: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; free; etherredge.usca.edu

I’ve Got a Little Twist: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, a diverse, unique and entertaining night of fantastic music, old and new performed by the New York Gilbert &Sullivan Players; etherredge.usca.edu

Sense and Sensibility: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16-17, 23-24 and 3 p.m. Feb. 18, Aiken Community Playhouse; aikencommunityplayhouse.com

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; Augusta Univerity Lyceum Series presents Aquila Theatre; (706) 667-4100, calendar.augusta.edu

Southern Fried Chicks Cage-Free Comedy Tour: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Jabez S. Harding Performing Arts Center; augustaamusements.com

Aiken Symphony Orchestra: Pops! Easy to Love: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; music by Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Andrew Lloyd Weber; aikensymphonyorchestra.com

Artist Al Beyer: Feb. 19-March 23, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; etherredge.usca.edu

Tuesday’s Music Live: Peter and Will Anderson Jazz Trio: Noon, Feb. 20, Saint Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., concerts free; lunch after concert $12 and requires reservation; (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society: Morgenstern Piano Trio: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; $40, $5 students with ID, free for Augusta University students, faculty, and staff with ID; hjcms.org

Sister Act: 8 p.m. Feb. 23-24, 3 p.m. Feb. 25, Imperial Theatre; as performed by The Augusta Players, augustaplayers.org

Symphony Orchestra Augusta: A Classical Affair: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Miller Theater; the works of Prokofiev, Haydn, Stravinsky and Mozart; soaugusta.org

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway: 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, Bell Auditorium; Broadway in Augusta Series; augustabroadway.com

USC Aiken Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; etherredge.usca.edu

MARCH

Annual AU Art and Design Student Juried Exhibition: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, Augusta University Summerville Campus, 2500 Walton Way; calendar.augusta.edu

Sentiment and Origin: March 2-April 20; reception and artist talk 4-8 p.m. March 2, Westobou Gallery, 1129 Broad St.; artists Frances de la Rosa, Cynthia Farnell, Juan Alberto Negroni, Pandra Williams

25th Annual Morris Museum of Art Gala: 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; celebrate 25 years at the Morris with an evening of art, cuisine, entertainment, dancing; tickets, contact Lauren Land at (706) 828-3825 or lauren.land@themorris.org

Tuesday’s Music Live: Imagine!: Noon, March 6, Saint Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., Lindsay Deutsch, violinist; concerts free; lunch after concert $12 and requires reservation; (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

Artist Walter Cumming: Through March 29, opening reception 5-7 p.m. March 8; Sacred Heart Cultural Center; for 28 years, Cumming created award-winning illustrations for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, sacredheartofaugusta.org

Goitse: 7:30 p.m. March 8, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; multi-award-winning quintet presents their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from Ireland and abroad; etherredge.usca.edu

Symphony Orchestra Augusta: A Night at the Cotton Club: 7:30 p.m. March 8, Bell Auditorium; featuring trumpeter Byron Stripling; soaugusta.org

Paul Jacobs, Organ: March 9, St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church; joyeinaiken.com

Olate Dogs: 7:30 p.m. March 9, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center; a high-flying, high-energy pooch performance by the winners of America’s Got Talent, season seven; augustaamusements.com

The Joye of Jazz: Saturday, March 10, The Willcox Inn, Aiken; joyeinaiken.com

Juilliard415: Sunday, March 11, First Presbyterian Church, Aiken; joyeinaiken.com

Angie Zhang, Piano: Tuesday, March 13, location TBA, Aiken; joyeinaiken.com

The Wild Card: Wednesday, March 14, Willcox Inn, Aiken; a pop-up after-hours performance; joyeinaiken.com

Springfest: March 15-April 20, Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta; an exhibition by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council; A Tee Time golf exhibit; artsandheritagecenter.com

St. Lawrence String Quartet: Thursday, March 15, First Presbyterian Church, Aiken; joyeinaiken.com

Joye in Aiken 10th Anniversary Alumni Celebration Concert: Thursday, March 15, AECOM Center, Aiken; featuring Riley Mulherkar and the Wseterlies, violin-piano duo Charles Yang and Peter Dugan, singer Vuyo Sotashe; joyeinaiken.com

Joye in Aiken Festival Finale: Friday, March 16, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; with strings trio Time for Three; joyeinaiken.com

Augusta Choral Society: Slainte Saint Patrick’s Day: March 17, Sacred Heart Cultural Center; augustacs.org

Aiken Symphony Orchestra: The Spirit of Romanticism: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; with cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio; aiken symphonyorchestra.com

Storyland Theatre: Sleeping Beauty: school shows 9:30 and 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m. March 20-23, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre; reservations required, $5 students; matinee 3 p.m. March 24; $7, box office opens 2:15 p.m.; (706) 736-3455, storylandtheatre.org

Tuesday’s Music Live: Thibault Cauvin, guitar: Noon, March 20, Saint Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St., concerts free; lunch after concert $12 and requires reservation; (706) 722-3463, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

The Young Irelanders: 7:30 p.m. March 22-23, AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, Aiken; Irish traditions of song, music and dance; apagonline.org

Liverpool Legends: 7:30 p.m. March 23-24, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans; a salute to The Beatles; augustaamusements.com

Tartuffe by Moliere: March 23-25, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; a sparkling version of one of the great comedies of French theater; (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com

Roar of Love: 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, Bell Auditorium; performance by Columbia County Ballet; columbiacountyballet.com

Symphony Orchestra Augusta: Latin Masterpieces: 7:30 p.m. March 24, Miller Theater; works of Ravel, De Falla, Marquez, Lalo; soaugusta.org

Valentini: March 26-April 20, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; art exhibit; etherredge.usca.edu

An Evening of Short Plays: March 30, April 1, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; USC Aiken student-produced works, etherredge.usca.edu

APRIL

USC Aiken Jazz: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; etherredge.usca.edu

The Dixie Swim Club: 7:30 p.m. April 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 3 p.m. April 15, Aiken Community Playhouse; aiken communityplayhouse.com

USC Aiken Faculty Recital: 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; Joseph Johnson, horn; etherredge.usca.edu

Artist Katherine McCall: Through April 30, opening reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 12; Sacred Heart Cultural Center; photographs, illustrations and watercolors; sacredheartofaugusta.org

Semi-Toned: 7:30 p.m. April 13, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; a cappella performance by students from the University of Exeter; etherredge.usca.edu

Quickies Short Play Festival: April 13-14, 19-21, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com

A Day of International Cinema and Culture: Noon, Saturday, April 14, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; Augusta University Lyceum Series and Cinema Series partnership; (706) 667-4100, calendar.augusta.edu

Adam Golka: 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center; piano; $24; soaugusta.org

Doubt: 7:30 p.m. April 18-21, USC Aiken Etherredge Center; presented by USC Aiken’s University Theatre; etherredge.usca.edu

Chopin and Beethoven: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, Miller Theater; with Vadym Kholodenko, piano; $23-$66; soaugusta.org

USC Aiken Concert Choir: 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; etherredge.usca.edu

USC Aiken Student Art Show: April 23-29, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; etherredge.usca.edu

USC Aiken Wind Ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; etherredge.usca.edu

The Drifters: 7:30 p.m. April 26-27, AECOM Center for the Performing Arts, Aiken; one of rock and roll’s founding vocal groups; apagonline.org

Colton Ballet and Friends: 7 p.m. April 27, Imperial Theatre; Karen Gordon of Garden City Jazz, Russell Joel Brown, imperialtheatre.com

Ray Charles on My Mind: 7:30 p.m. April 27, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Aiken; the music and story of the great Ray Charles; augustaamusements.com

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society: Rastrelli Cello Quartet: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; $40, $5 students with ID, free for Augusta University students, faculty, and staff with ID; www.hjcms.org

USC Aiken Canticum Novum & Masterworks Chorale: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; etherredge.usca.edu

MAY

North Augusta Cultural Arts Council’s Student Art Show: May 1-18, Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta; artsandheritagecenter.com

Symphony Orchestra Augusta: Aubrey Logan: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, Miller Theater; featuring trombonist and vocalist; soaugusta.org

Nana’s Naughty Knickers: May 4-5, 11-12, 17-19, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Third Avenue, Bldg. 32100, Fort Gordon; (706) 793-8552

The Michael Jackson Experience: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans; starring Michael Firestone; augustaamusements.com

Augusta Chorale Spring Concert: 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, Paine College; performing Unforgettable Songs &Singers with the Columbia County Choral Society, Aiken Civic Orchestra; augustachorale.org

Artists Frank Carstarphen and Pat Warren: Through June 29, opening reception 5-7 p.m. May 10, Sacred Heart Cultural Center; oils, acrylics and watercolors; sacredheartofaugusta.org

Evil Dead the Musical: May 11-12, 17-19, Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; students unleash a force that turns them into demons; (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com

Disney’s The Little Mermaid: 8 p.m. May 11, 2 and 8 p.m. May 12, 3 p.m. May 13, Imperial Theatre; as performed by The Augusta Players, augustaplayers.org

Sister Act: 7:30 p.m. May 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and 3 p.m. May 13, 20, Aiken Community Playhouse; aiken communityplayhouse.com

Aiken Symphony Orchestra: Cameron Play Sibelius: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; with violinist Sandy Cameron; aikensymphonyorchestra.com

Columbia County Choral Society: Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, First Baptist Church Evans, 515 N. Belair Road, Evans; with The Augusta Chorale; (706) 863-1228

Linda’s Story: 8 p.m. Friday, May 18; 3 p.m. May 19-20, Augusta Mini Theatre, 2548 Deans Bridge Road; $12; augustaminitheatre.com

Augusta Choral Society Memorial Day Concert: 7:30 p.m. May 22, Sacred Heart Cultural Center; sacredheartaugusta.org

JUNE

Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour: 7 p.m. Sunday, June 3, Bell Auditorium; Broadway in Augusta Series; augustabroadway.com

Open Session: June 7-July 20, Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta; juried exhibition; artsandheritagecenter.com

 

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