AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
122 Laurens St. SW, Aiken; hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; exhibitions, classes, camps; (803) 641-9094,
Through Sept. 30: Block Print Artist Group (Kent Amber, Jan Heath, John Hilton, John McWilliams, Myrna Spurrier and Mary Walker)
Through Sept. 30: Gretchen Hash-Heffner; opening reception, Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 3-29: Leslie Hutto
Oct. 5-Nov. 9: Wild with Dogs (Lynn Carlisle, Georgianna C. Conger, Del Holt, Corrine Kenney, Nanette Langner, Louise Mellon, Barbara Whetstone Fox and Public Art and ACA Children’s Exhibition); opening reception, Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 12: Call of the Wild book discussion, 7 p.m.
Oct. 19: The Art of Taste cookbook lecture, 11 a.m.
Oct. 20: A Taste of Wine and Art fundraiser, 7-10 p.m.; $50
Nov. 1-30: Judy Adamick; opening reception, Nov. 17, 6-8 p.m.
Nov. 3: Gallery Store Holiday Party, 5-8 p.m.
Nov. 16-Dec. 29: Elizabeth Moretz-Britt, Bea Kuhlke, Mike Carr Hartley, ’tis the Season
Dec. 2-29: Ron Rappaport, East Aiken School of the Arts; opening reception, Dec. 8, 6-9 p.m.
Dec. 8: Night of 1,000 Lights, 6-9 p.m.
GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART
506 Telfair St.; hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, by appointment Saturday; adult and children’s classes available; (706) 722-5495, ghia.org
Sept. 16-Oct. 14: 31st annual A Sense of Place Juried Art Competition and Exhibition
Nov. 3-Dec. 13: William Willis
Jan. 13-Feb. 17: Jerome Meadows
April 13-May 25: Biennial Creel-Harison Community Gallery Artists’ Exhibition
June 8-July 27: Meredith McPherson, Kyungmin Park
Sept. 16-Oct. 11: Sarah Hobbs
COMMUNITY ART GALLERY
Sept. 16-Oct. 14: Ingrid Hofer
Nov. 3-Dec. 13: William Willis
Jan. 13-Feb. 17: Staci Swider
Nov. 3: Oysters on Telfair, 7 p.m.; $65, $50 for members of Contemporaries
March 5-30: 32nd annual Agnes Markwalter Youth Art Competition and Exhibition
March 9-16: Sixth annual Spring Artists’ Market and Festival; opening reception March 9; festival March 10
LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY
111 Phillips St.; (706) 724-3576; hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; (706) 724-3576,
Admission is $5 adults, $3 military and seniors, $2 children
Through Oct. 31: The Ebony Legacy Exhibition
Nov. 1-Dec. 31: Annual Quilt Exhibition
Dec. 1-31: Annual Doll Exhibition
Every second Wednesday, starting in September from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; $10; RSVP by the Saturday preceding the week of the luncheon at (706) 724-3576
Dec. 14: The Rev. Dr. Charles E. Goodman Jr. and the Augusta Chorale
MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART
1 10th St.; admission is $5 for adults, $3 seniors, youths ages 13-17 and military with ID; free for members and ages 12 and younger, free Sundays; regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m.; (706) 724-7501,
Through Sept. 25: Naturalists in the South: Abbot, Audubon, Catesby, and Wilson
Through Nov. 20: Preservation of Place: The Art of Edward Rice
Sept. 17-Nov. 6: Down South: Paintings by Art Rosenbaum, Photographs by Margo Newmark Rosenbaum; exhibit opening, Sept. 22, 5:30-8 p.m.
Nov. 12-Jan. 29: Local Color: Photography in the South; Dave Anderson, John Baeder, William Christenberry, William Eggleston, William Greiner, Jim McGuire, Meryl Truett
Dec. 3-March 11: Mary Whyte: Working South; exhibit opening, Dec. 2, 6 p.m.
Sept. 24: Smithsonian Museum Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oct. 1: Porter Fleming Literary Competition Awards Ceremony, 5 p.m.
Oct. 7: Day Trip to Scott Antique Markets
Oct. 16: Pottery Trunk Show: Rebecca Wood
Nov. 5-6: Library Book Sale
Nov. 11-12: Symposium: The Civil War and Augusta
Nov. 15: Members-only private tour of Preservation of Place: The Art of Edward Rice led by Edward Rice
March 2: 19th annual Morris Museum of Art Gala, 7 p.m.
• Toddler Time meets 10-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Sept. 1: Birds Everywhere!
Oct. 6: Building Buildings!
Nov. 10: Banjo Granny
• Artrageous! Family Sunday begins at 2 p.m. (unless
Sept. 11: Around the Town with Mr. Bill
Oct. 2: Symphony Petting Zoo, 1-4 p.m.
Nov. 6: Down Home Day!
Dec. 4: Holiday Time!
• Music at the Morris series performances begin at 2 p.m.
Sept. 18: Angela Renée Simpson
Oct. 16: Carey Murdock
Nov. 13: Bailey Jerusalem Sounds
Dec. 4: Lillie Morris and Michael Hay
Jan. 15: The Galen Kipar Project
Feb. 12: Tim Owings
• Budweiser True Music Southern Soul & Song series concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre;
Sept. 16: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
Oct. 14: Pam Tillis
Nov. 18: Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out with special guest Nu-Blu
Dec. 16: Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper with special guest Dale Ann Bradley
Jan. 20: Mountain Heart with Tony Rice
Feb. 10: Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
Sept. 25: Preservation of Place, 2 p.m.
Oct. 21: High and Low: What is Excellence in the Arts? Part One, noon, Augusta State University
Oct. 28: High and Low: What is Excellence in the Arts? Part Two, noon, Morris Museum
• Art at Lunch series:
Sept. 30: Art Rosenbaum, noon
Oct. 14: Saving Georgia’s Historic Architecture with Mark C. McDonald, president and CEO of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, noon
Nov. 18: A Collection of Floral Ideas for the Holidays with Mary Louise Hagler, noon
Dec. 9: James Farmer, contributing editor, Southern Living magazine, noon
• Terra Cognita series:
Nov. 10: Alec Soth, 6 p.m.
• Free Films on Friday, noon
Sept. 2: The Great McGinty (1940)
Oct. 7: Christmas in July (1940)
Nov. 4: The Lady Eve (1941)
• Southern Circuit independent film series; 6 p.m. screenings followed by question-and-answer session with filmmaker; free for members, $3 for nonmembers
Sept. 14: Concrete Steel & Paint
Oct. 12: The Wise Kids
Nov. 16: Welcome to Shelbyville
Feb. 15: The Toe Tactic
March 14: A Good Man
April 18: My Perestroika
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Sept. 17-18: Adult Artist Workshop: House Portraits in Watercolor with Painter Randy Lambeth
Oct. 15: Adult Workshop: Writing the Past
Dec. 3: Learn to Paint with a Master: Mary Whyte Workshop
ABATSU and AJADACO
ABATSU, African Drummers and Dancers, and AJADACO, the ABATSU Juniors African Dance Company, perform, present and teach throughout the community; classes are also taught at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St., with Audrey “Sala Adenike” Jeter-Allen, artistic director; (706) 210 8033, email@example.com, www.ajadaco.com
Sept. 18: Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, Global Stage, 3 p.m.
Nov. 9: African Dance Workshop, 7-8:30 p.m., USC Aiken Student Activity Center
AIKEN CIVIC BALLET
Performs at Hopelands Gardens, Aiken Center for the Arts, USC Aiken Etherredge Center, and at venues around Aiken; (803) 648-5771, aikencivicballet.com
Dec. 17-19: The Nutcracker, USC Aiken Etherredge
Performances will be at
7 p.m. at Imperial Theatre;
(706) 261-0555, www.augustaballet.org
Oct. 6-7: Botanica by Momix, dance theatre performance dedicated to nature
Dec. 19-21: Anyone Can Dance & Cook Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jessye Norman School of the Arts; interactive dancing meets cooking camp where kids learn fine art of each
March 16: Ballet Hispanico, company fuses Latin and classical techniques
COLUMBIA COUNTY BALLET
639 Furys Ferry Road,
Martinez, (706) 860-1852,
Sept. 17: A Celebration of Freedom, 6 p.m., Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center
Dec. 2: The Nutcracker, 7 p.m., Imperial Theatre
March 24: The Roar of Love,
1 and 5 p.m., Bell Auditorium
Augusta Ballet School, the official school of Dance Augusta, is at 2941 Walton Way;
Nov. 25-27: The Nutcracker, 7 p.m. Nov. 25, 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 26-27, Imperial Theatre; $17-$40
Spring: Performance TBA
AIKEN CONCERT BAND
Membership is available to anyone interested in music and having experience with a band instrument; (803) 644-4095, www.aikenconcertband.org
AIKEN SYMPHONY GUILD
Concerts feature Symphony Orchestra Augusta and are performed at the Etherredge Center at USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Season tickets are $100 for three concerts or $40 for a single performance; (803) 641-3305 or e-mail ASG@gforcecable.com
Sept. 30: Innocence Cherished Fall Classic Concert, 8 p.m.
Dec. 10: Home for the Holidays Holiday Festival Chorus, 8 p.m.
April 27: Dramatic Voices, spring concert, 8 p.m.
AUGUSTA CHILDREN'S CHORALE
Nov. 10: Just Desserts Concert, 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center; $10; (706) 826-4718 to purchase tickets
AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY
Season tickets $90 adults, $75 senior citizens, $35 students; individual tickets $25 adults, $20 senior citizens, $10 students; (706) 826-4713, augustachoralsociety.org
Nov. 5: Brass and Flash: Mass in C by Haydn and Te Deum by Jenkins, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Dec. 17: A Baroque Christmas: selections from Handel’s Messiah and the Baroque masters Bach, Vivaldi and Charpentier, 7:30 p.m., Saint Paul’s Church
Feb. 10: It’s All About Love, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center
May 26: Memorial – Remember the Fallen, concert to honor country’s fallen heroes, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Dr. Phyllis W. Anderson, artistic director; (706) 836-9426, www.augustachorale.org; (706) 830-0991 for tickets and group rates
Sept. 18: Arts in the Heart of Augusta, Choral Favorites, 4 p.m., Community Stage on Broad Street
Dec. 11: Christmas Concert, Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria, 4 p.m., Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Paine College; with Glenn Hills, Cross Creek and Butler high school choirs and the Suzuki Strings of Augusta; $15 adults, $5 students; (706) 830-0991
Dec. 12: Fall Visit to Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, 5:30 p.m., 1101 15th St.
Dec. 12: Meet & Greet the Chorale Reception, 7-9 p.m., Lucy Craft Laney Museum, 1116 Phillips St.
Dec. 14: Christmas Performance, 11:30 a.m., Lucy Laney Museum, 1116 Phillips St.
Dec. 15: Christmas Performance, 11:30 a.m., Elim Baptist Church, 2359 Mount Auburn St.; (706) 738-1294
Jan. 2-3: Spring Auditions, 7-9 p.m., Classroom 3, Paine College Music Building; (706) 830-0991 for appointment
May 6: Spring Concert, Franz Schubert’s Mass in G, 4 p.m., Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, Paine College; $15 adults, $5 students
May 7: Spring Visit to Georgia Veterans Nursing Home, 5:30 p.m., 1101 15th St.
AUGUSTA COLLEGIUM MUSICUM
Dec. 6: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols; 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Cultural Center; with guest chorus Davidson Fine Arts School Choir
Dec. 12: Holiday Music from Around the World, 7:30-9 p.m., Augusta Museum of History
December: Wine tasting fundraiser
March 25: Handel’s Messiah (Easter portion), 3 p.m.
April 28: Augusta Opera Chorus with Symphony Orchestra Augusta for Dramatic Voices concert, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist
COLUMBIA COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY
Columbia County Choral Society is seeking new members for its 15th season. Rehearsals are held at First Baptist Church of Evans at Washington and Belair roads. For information and rehearsal schedules,
(706) 650-2311, www.ccchoralsociety.org
Sept. 30: Incarnatio Mysteria,
3:45 and 7:30 p.m., Davidson School of Fine Arts, with combined choirs of Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School and the Davidson Fine Arts Orchestra.
Dec. 9: A Service of Lessons and Carols, 7:30 p.m.,
First Baptist Church
March 30: Requiem by John Rutter, 7:30 p.m., Woodlawn United Methodist Church
June 15: A Celebration of American Music, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Evans
COLUMBIA COUNTY MUSIC SERIES
Columbia County Music Series concerts are presented by Symphony Orchestra Augusta at 7:30 p.m. at Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $20; (706) 826-4705
Jan. 14: Doric String Quartet
Feb. 4: Wendy Cohen, flute, and Vonda Darr, harp
March 4: Georgia Guitar Quartet
CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE
Concerts are presented at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.;
Sept. 18: Hector Olivera, concert organist, 3 p.m., benefits Coordinated Health Services
Nov. 20: The Spivey Hall Children’s Choir, 3 p.m., benefits The Fuller Center for Housing
Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Concert and Lessons and Carols with St. John Choirs and orchestra, 10:30 p.m., benefits The United Methodist Children’s Home
Feb. 14: Friends in Song: Music of the Heart, performed by local musicians Tonya Currier, Diane Haslam, Larry Millen, Christine Crookall and Ryan Kho, 7 p.m., benefits CSRA Humane Society
April 29: A Hymn Festival with David Cherwien, 3 p.m., benefits The Ronald McDonald House
HARRY JACOBS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY
All performances are at 7:30 p.m. (unless noted) at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; tickets are $25 for adults and $7 for school-age children; (706) 790-9274, hjcms.org
Sept. 16: St. Petersburg String Quartet
Oct. 2: Quarteto Vivace Brasil, 3 p.m.
Nov. 13: Roberto Plano, pianist, 3 p.m.
Jan. 20: Poulenc Trio
Feb. 24: Fine Arts Quartet
April 20: Arabesque Winds
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA
POPS! AT THE BELL
All Pops concerts are at
7:30 p.m. at Bell Auditorium,
712 Telfair St.; (706) 826-4705, www.soaugusta.org
Oct. 27: Neil Sedaka
Dec. 9: Festival of Song & Celebration, with Augusta Children’s Chorale
Feb. 9: The Temptations
March 8: The Music of Michael Jackson
All Symphony Series concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; (706) 826-4705, www.soaugusta.org
Oct. 1: Innocence Cherished – Amier Naji, pianist and Symphony Youth Competition winner; Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess, Tchaikovsky’s Overture Fantasy Romeo and Juliet, Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor (First Movement) and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2
Nov. 12: West Side Stories – Barber’s Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance, Takemitsu’s Nami no Bon (Tray of Waves), Higdon’s blue cathedral, Bernstein’s West Side Story Symphonic Dances
Jan. 21: Harmony and Invention – Joseph Silverstein, violinist and guest conductor; Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Mozart’s Symphony No. 39
Feb. 18: The Great – Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz No. 1, Stravinsky’s Jeu de Cartes (Game of Cards), Schubert’s Symphony D. 944, C Major (The Great C Major)
March 17: Deceptive Reality – Tan Dun’s Violin Concerto (The Love), Walton’s Symphony No. 1
April 28: Dramatic Voices – Verdi’s La Forza del Destino Overture, Vaughn Williams’ Flos Campri (Flower of the Field), Borodin’s Polovtsian from Prince Igor, Verdi’s Triumphal March with Chorus from Adia, La donna é mobile from Rigoletto, Sempre Libera from La Traviata, Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore, Puccini’s Un bel di vedremo from Madame Butterfly, and Nessun Dorma and Final Scene from Turandot
TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE
All concerts are held at noon in the nave of St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St.; concerts are free; lunch $10 per person, advance reservations required for lunch; (706) 722-3463 or tuesdaysmusiclive.com.
Sept. 27: The Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet
Oct. 11: The Great Russian Nightingale Duo Lana
Oct. 25: The Fred Moyer Jazz Trio
Nov. 8: Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Chorale
Nov. 22: The Columbia Baroque Soloists
Dec. 6: UGA Accidentals holiday concert
Jan. 10: Marina Alexandra, classical guitar
Jan. 24: Isaac Holmes, vocalist
Feb. 7: The Noteworthy Duo, flute and guitar
Feb. 21: Sebastian Haverstam, cello; Constantin Finhouse, piano
March 6: The Don Macey Trio
March 20: The Crystal Trio, classics on glass instruments
WAYNESBORO BURKE CONCERT SERIES
Waynesboro Burke Concert Series season tickets $50; additional levels of support from $120 to $1,000; tickets available from local banks, Burke County Library, Burke County Chamber of Commerce and www.augustaarts.com
Oct. 20: Sean Jones – Rhythm & Blues, 7 p.m., Burke Office Park Auditorium
Nov. 17: Grammy-nominated artist Deborah Henson-Conant, Burke County Office Park Auditorium
Feb. 4: Atlanta Sacred Chorale, First Methodist Church
March 22: Wycliffe Gordon, renowned trombonist and Burke County native, with the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band and Signal Corps Brass Band, Burke County High School Auditorium; free
AIKEN COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE
Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for students, $9 for children under 12. Performances are at 8 p.m. (3 p.m. on Sundays) at the Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; (803) 648-1438, aikencommunityplayhouse.com
Sept. 9-10, 16-18, 23-24: Chicago!
Oct. 28-29, Nov. 4-6, 11-12: Children of a Lesser God
Dec. 2-3, 9-11, 16-17: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Jan. 13-14, 20-22, 27-28: Wrong Window!
April 6-7, 13-15, 20-21: Twelfth Night (or What You Will )
May 18-19, 25-27, June 1-2: Man of La Mancha: The Musical
BLACK BOX PRODUCTIONS
Performances are at the Bechtel Experimental Theatre, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken. Tickets are $12 general admission; (803) 648-1438, aikencommunityplayhouse.com.
June 15-17, 22-23: Proof
July 13-15, 20-21: Great American Trailer Park Musical
Aug. 17-19, 24-25: Uncle Fang-En-Stein’s Last Show (winner of the 2009 Play Contest)
Various dates: Black Box Coffee House
AIKEN COMMUNITY THEATER YOUTH WING
The Youth Wing is free and open to middle and high school students. New members are welcome at any meeting, which are held on second Saturdays. Parents are welcome to join the Parent Volunteer Group; (803) 648-1438, aikencommunity
Oct. 14-15, 21-22 (8 p.m.); Oct. 16 (3 p.m.): The Crucible
Feb. 24-25, March 2-3 (8 p.m.); Feb. 26 (3 p.m.): You Can’t Take It With You
AUGUSTA MINI THEATRE
Events, unless noted, are held in the Judith Simon Drama Studio (Black Box) at Augusta Mini Theatre Community Arts and Life Skills School, 2548 Deans Bridge Road; (706) 722-0598, www.augustaminitheatre.com
Oct. 9: Alumni & Friends Chefs Showcase, 2 p.m., Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites; more than 30 area chefs, caterers and restaurants; $36 adults, $16 children
Jan. 12-16: Pickin, an original play to salute the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; $12 adults, $10 students, $8 youth groups of 10 or more
May 18-20: The Me I Like, annual youth musical; $10
THE AUGUSTA PLAYERS
Performances are held at the Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; tickets are $15-$41; (706) 826-4707, www.augustaplayers.org
Sept. 23-25: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Dec. 10-11: A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Feb. 24-26: Chicago
May 4-6: The Sound of Music
BARTOW COMMUNITY CLUB SCHOOLHOUSE PLAYERS
Performances are held at the Bartow Community Center, 1100 Shop St., Bartow, Ga.; $10 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger; (478) 364-3340, leave message, http://bartowga.tripod.com
Sept. 8-10, 16-18: The Dixie Swim Club, 8 p.m.; 3 p.m. Sept. 18; Comedy on friendship of five Southern women, rated PG-13
Nov. 10-12, 18-20: The Blemished Lamb, 8 p.m.; 3 p.m. Nov. 20; Christmas musical that looks at the Nativity from lamb’s viewpoint, rated G
BORN TO READ LITERACY CENTER AND PATCHWORK PLAYERS
Performances are held at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; show times are 9:30 and
10:30 a.m. Admission is $3 per person; $2 per person for groups of 15 or more; (706) 737-1625
Oct. 12: The Magic Red Shoes
Dec. 7: The Frog Prince at Christmas
Jan. 18: The Princess and the Pea
March 28: Tales of Peter
May 2: Velveteen Rabbit
June 13: Aesop’s Fables
BROADWAY IN AUGUSTA
Performances are at the Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; order tickets at www.BroadwayInAugustaGA.com, 1-888-706-BWAY (2929)
Oct. 17: Young Frankenstein,
7:30 p.m.; musical based on classic Mel Brooks movie
Nov. 1: Mamma Mia!, 7:30 p.m.; tale of love, laughter, friendship based on the songs of ABBA
Dec. 6: My Fair Lady, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 17: Riverdance Farewell Tour, 8 p.m.; celebration of Irish music, song and dance
EDGEFIELD COUNTY THEATRE COMPANY
Purchase tickets at the Discovery Center, 405 Main St., Edgefield, or (803) 637-3833; www.edgefieldtheatre.com
Oct. 21, 28: Dearly Departed
Dec. 2-4, 9-10: Holiday production
ENOPION THEATRE COMPANY
Enopion Theatre Company performances are presented at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St., (706) 771-7777, www.enopion.com
Nov. 18-19, 22, 26, 29; Dec. 1-2: Eli’s Bethlehem Inn, A Musical Dinner Theater performance; $15 adults, $10 students; on sale Oct. 20
FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE
Performances begin at 8 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m., at 32100 3rd Ave., Fort Gordon; (706) 791-4389, fortgordon.com/theatre
Sept. 9-10, 16-17, 22-24: The 39 Steps
Nov. 11-12, 18-19, Dec. 2-3: Christmas Belles
Feb. 24-25, March 2-3, 9-11: Children of Eden
May 4-5, 11-12, 17-19: Game Show
July 13-14, 20-21, 26-28: Witness for the Prosecution
LE CHAT NOIR
All performances begin at 8 p.m. at Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.; tickets are $15-$30; (706) 722-3322, lcnaugusta.com
Aug. 19-20, 25-27: Ruthless
Oct. 13-15,18-22, 25-29:
Zombie Apocalypse Survival Boot Camp (Haunted Attraction)
Dec. 9-10, 15-17: The Merriment of Minstrel Krampus
Feb. 10-11, 16-18: Becky Shaw
April 20-21, 26-28: Quickies 10 Minute Play Festival
May 11-12, 18-19, 24-26: Avenue Q
First Fridays: Extreme Theatre Games by improv comedy troupe Schroedinger’s Cat,
$8 advance, $10 at the door
All performances at the Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. weekdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays; school performances require reservations, $11 season or $4.50 per show for students; teachers and chaperones admitted free; matinee tickets $12 for season or $5 per show; Saturdays do not require reservations; free admission for active-duty military and their families with military ID; (706) 736-3455, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.storylandtheatre.org
Oct. 25-29: Cinderella, A Musical
Jan. 24-28: The Princess and the Pea, A Musical
March 27-31: Jack and the Beanstalk, A Musical
YOUNG ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATER COMPANY
Nov. 11-12: The Children’s Hour by Lillian Helman, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way
ARTS & HERITAGE CENTER OF NORTH AUGUSTA
Located at 100 Georgia Ave., North Augusta; (803) 441-4380, www.artsandheritagecenter.com
Oct. 2: An Afternoon with the Arts, 2-5 p.m., artist demonstrations, live music; $7 adults, $4 children; www.westoboufestival.com
Nov. 5: “CSRA’s Got Talent!” Doors open 6 p.m., show 7 p.m.; North Augusta High School auditorium; local talent revue and competition; $10 adults, $5 ages 10 and younger
AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Performances are at 7:30 p.m., unless noted, in the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way;
(706) 737-1453; maxwelltheatre.aug.edu
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
Oct. 5: Student Recital Showcase, 1 p.m.
Oct. 5: Carl Purdy and Priscilla Hollingsworth present Hums & Oms: Performing Sculpture
Oct. 6: Augusta State University Gala, reception and concert; with reception at 6 p.m., Maxwell Alumni House
Oct. 20: Opera Oktoberfest
Nov. 10: Jazz Ensemble
Nov. 14: Piano Class Recital: Liszt
Nov. 15: University Choirs
Nov. 17: University Orchestra
Nov. 22: Wind Ensemble
Feb. 10-11 (7:30 p.m.), Feb. 12 (3 p.m.): Opera Ensemble in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Feb. 14: Jazz Ensemble
Feb. 16: University Choirs
Feb. 23: University Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
April 17: Jazz Ensemble
April 19: Wind Ensemble
April 24: University Choirs
April 26: University Orchestra Concerto competition, winners’ concert
DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
Nov. 3-6: The Women of Troy, by Euripedes
March 22-25: Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare
April 28-29: Students Caught in the Act
AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY LYCEUM SERIES
Performances are at 7 p.m. at Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; free for faculty and students; (706) 737-1453
Nov. 18: Forbidden Broadway; $15, $5 (to age 17)
Feb. 18: Imago Theatre n ZooZoo; $20, $17 (to age 17)
March 10: Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia, Colombia; $20, $10 (to age 17)
Imperial Theatre is at 745 Broad St.; (706) 722-7341, imperialtheatre.com
Sept. 16: Southern Soul and Song: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 23-25: Augusta Players – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Oct. 3: Benefit Concert for Jessye Norman School of the Arts – Branford Marsalis & Joey Calderazzo Duo with Jessye Norman, 8 p.m.; $15-$40
Oct. 6-7: MOMIX, a company of dancer-illusionists, presented by Augusta Ballet, 7 p.m.; $20-$75, students $10-$65
Oct. 8: Lizz Wright:
The Gospel of Jazz, presented by Garden City Jazz, 8 p.m.; $20-$35
Oct. 14: Southern Soul and Song: Pam Tillis, 7:30 p.m.; $13-$37
Oct. 21: Who Shot J.R.? play, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 13: Three Kosher Singers, 7 p.m.
Nov. 18: Southern Soul and Song: Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out with Nu-Blu, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 16: Southern Soul and Song: Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper with Dale Ann Bradley, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 20: Southern Soul and Song: Mountain Heart with Tony Rice, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 10: Southern Soul and Song: Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, 7:30 p.m.
JABEZ SANFORD HARDIN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The center is at 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans
Sept. 29: An Evening with Livingston Taylor, 7:30 p.m.; www.augustaamusements.tix.com
Oct. 2: An Evening with Leon Redbone, 7:30 p.m.; www.augustaamusements.tix.com
NEWBERRY OPERA HOUSE
The opera house is in Newberry, S.C. Individual and series tickets are available, (803) 276-6264,
Here’s a selection of events:
Sept. 21: “Satisfaction” - The International Rolling Stones Tribute
Sept. 30: Delbert McClinton
Oct. 2: Loretta Lynn
Oct. 9: Asleep at the Wheel
Oct. 13: Pam Tillis
Nov. 4: Robert Earl Keen
Nov. 11: Chi of Shaolin – Tale of the Dragon
Nov. 13: The Grascals
Dec. 2: Palmetto Mastersingers
Dec. 13: John Tesh – Big Band Christmas!
Jan. 19: Travis Tritt
Jan. 21: Doc Watson and David Holt
Jan. 22: Miller Orchestra
Feb. 2: Ain’t Misbehavin’ – The Musical
Feb. 8: The Temptations
Feb. 12: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Feb. 14: Brigadoon, The Musical
Feb. 19: Arlo Guthrie
March 4: Lee Greenwood & Louise Mandrell
April 12: Jefferson Starship
April 13: Nanci Griffith
April 14: The Oak Ridge Boys
SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER
Sacred Heart Cultural Center is at 1301 Greene St.; regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; (706) 826-4700 or sacredheartaugusta.org
Sept. 8: Art Exhibition Opening Reception – Judy Gillespie and Ginny Griffin, 5-7 p.m.; exhibit runs through Oct. 28
Sept. 23: Prefilm Lecture, 6 p.m.; Film Screening, 7:30 p.m.; Silent Movie Night, Flesh and the Devil with theatre organist Ron Carter
Sept. 29: Music for Maya Deren Films composed and performed by Indie rock icon Mac McCaughan, Doors open 6 p.m., show 8 p.m.
Nov. 5: Augusta Choral Society Concert – War & Peace
Nov. 10: Art Exhibition Opening Reception – Mike C. Berry and David Swanagin 5-7 p.m.; exhibit runs through Dec. 30
Nov. 17: Gift Shop Holiday Open House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dec. 6: A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, 7:30 p.m.; Augusta Collegium Musicum, guest choirs and readers; reservations required
Jan. 12: Art Exhibition Opening Reception – Lenn Hopkins, 5-7 p.m.; exhibit runs through Feb. 24
Winter 2012: Nola Falcone Speaker Series: Nationally recognized speaker(s) lecture on horticultural themes
Feb. 28: Richmond County All Elementary School Choral Festival, 7 p.m.; free
March 8: Art Exhibition Opening Reception – Ann Marie Dalis, 5-7 p.m.; exhibit runs through April 30
April 22: Garden Festival Tea, doors 4 p.m.; tea/lecture seating 5 p.m., Private Garden; SacredHeartGarden
April 27-29: 19th annual Sacred Heart Garden Festival; SacredHeartGardenFestival.com
May 10: Art Exhibition Opening Reception – David Mascaro’s Studio Group, 5-7 p.m.; exhibit runs through June 29
July 12: Art Exhibition Opening Reception – Freddie Flynt and Patricia Mayers, 5-7 p.m.; exhibit runs through Aug. 31
ETHERREDGE CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN
The Etherredge Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 471 University Parkway, is on the campus of the University of South Carolina Aiken; (803)
641-3305 or www.usca.edu/ec.
Sept. 1: Faculty Recital – Lauren Meccia, saxophone; Mike Frist, bass, 7 p.m.
Sept. 10: Songwriters Come Home, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 20: Thomas Mullen Talk, 5 p.m.
Sept. 21: Faculty Recital – Anna Hamilton, piano, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30: Fall Classic Romantics Concert – Aiken Symphony Guild, 8 p.m.
Oct. 18: Aiken Concert Band Fall Concert, 8 p.m.
Oct. 27: USCA Jazz Band, 7 p.m.
Nov. 7: University Wind Ensemble Fall Concert, 7 p.m.
Nov. 14: USCA Chamber Music Concert, 7 p.m.
Nov. 29: Aiken Concert Band, 8 p.m.
Dec. 10: Holiday Pops Concert, Aiken Symphony Guild, 8 p.m.
Dec. 11: Masterworks Chorale, 4 p.m.
Jan. 19: Winter Nocturne Piano Concert, 7 p.m.
Feb. 9: Faculty Recital, Isaac Holmes, baritone, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 11: Masterworks Chorale, Valentine’s Serenade, 8 p.m., Aiken Center for Performing Arts
Feb. 29: Faculty Artist Recital
March 13: Aiken Concert Band, 8 p.m.
March 29: USCA Jazz Spring Concert, 7 p.m.
April 5: Faculty Artist Recital
April 12: University Wind Spring Ensemble Concert, 7 p.m.
April 23: Chamber Music Concert, 7 p.m.
April 27: Spring Classics Lyrical Symphony Concert, Aiken Symphony Guild, 8 p.m.
Oct. 13-15 (7:30 p.m.), Oct. 16 (2 p.m.): University Theatre Players – Purlie Victorious
Nov. 21-22 (9:15 and 11 a.m.), Nov. 21 (7:30 p.m.): University Theatre Players – The Velveteen Rabbit
Dec. 16-18: The Nutcracker, Aiken Civic Ballet
Feb. 16-19: University Theatre Players – Experimental Relief
Feb. 22-26: Aiken Women’s Heart Board Play
April 18-22: University Theatre Players – Intimate Apparel
OSWALD WRITER’S SERIES
Oct. 25: John Lane, 8 p.m.
Feb. 28: Ron Rash
Performances begin at 8 p.m.
Sept. 23: Compania Flamenca Jose Porcel
Nov. 4: Freddy Cole
Feb. 3: Igudesman & Joo, classical musicians
March 2: Women of Ireland – “Celtic Goddess”
March 23: I Musici de Montreal – “Pictures at an Exhibition,” chamber orchestra, 8 p.m.
AIKEN PERFORMING ARTS GROUP
All performances begin at 8 p.m. at the URS Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken (unless noted); (803) 643-4774, box office: (803) 648-1438, www.aikenperformingartsgroup.org
Oct. 6-7: Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire
Oct. 25: USC Symphony Orchestra, First Baptist Church of Aiken
Nov. 17-18: John Brown Jazz Orchestra
Feb. 9-10: Stig Rossen
March 22-23: Il Voce
April 26-27: The Grascals
CSRA AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS ALLIANCE
A grand opening celebration will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Kroc Center. Contact Anthony Page, president, (404) 786-3277; email@example.com