Super Bowl Weekend is more than just Football!
This weekend’s got it all—First Friday, Swamp Saturday and Artrageous! Family Sunday, just to name a few headlines. But Le Chat Noir takes an extreme look at this weekend with their comedy improve theatre games this Friday night. It could be an ever better game than the Super Bowl! It’s certainly more entertaining—at least it’ll tide you over until Sunday’s game!
Friday, February 1st
14th Annual Antiques in the Heart of Aiken
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Aiken Center for the Arts
22 specialized dealers from across the country will be onsite for this weekend show and sale. $8 tickets are good for the entire weekend – Saturday is also 10-6 and Sunday is noon-4. Onsight repairs and restoration are available, with free estimates with your show ticket. Call 803-641-9094 or visit www.aikencenterforthearts.org for further information.
Champagne Print Fair Preview Party
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The Morris holds their free annual Print Fair on Saturday, but tonight is your chance to beat the rush and see things first—with a glass of champagne! There is no cost for collectors, but everyone else will need a $15 ticket. The Print Fair is Saturday, 10-2. Get further details at www.themorris.org or call 706-650-5760.
5– 9 p.m.
Downtown Augusta (Artists’ Row= 7th Street- Broad Street)
It’s a good night to go downtown for some live music and entertainment, food, arts and crafts vendors, special exhibits, and more. If you have questions, call 706-826-4702 or visit www.augustaarts.com.
First Friday Wine Tasting
5– 8 p.m.
Wine World (North Augusta)
Cross the bridge for some featured wine for just $5. The cost includes a $3 rebate with purchase of one of the staring wines. Call 803-279-9833 for further details, or check out www.wineworldsc.com.
“Southernscapes” Photography Reception
Artist’s Local 1155 (1155 Broad Street)
Savannah photographer Bailey Davidson is the features show for Artist’s Local 1155 in February. Come downtown tonight to meet him and see his beautiful work. The exhibit will show through February 26th. For more information, email email@example.com or call 706-306-1581.
Extreme Theatre Games
Le Chat Noir
Need a good laugh + a little excitement? This comedy improv by Schrodinger’s Cat is something to experience. Short form improve games are played by two opposing teams going head to head for the comedy gold. Head over to cheer on your favorite team and boo your most hated judges every First Friday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call the Le Chat Noir box office at 706-722-3322 for more information or visit www.schrodingerscataug.com
“The Pajama Game”
Aiken Community Playhouse
It’s the Aiken Community Playhouse’s Youth Wing’s turn to take the stage! Tonight’s the opening night for musical comedy “Pajama Game,” and tensions are running high for the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory workers. But romantic sparks add a little flare to the standard management and labor struggle. The show also has additional performances this weekend, on Saturday night at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. “The Pajama Game” continues next weekend with Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances. Check www.aikencommunityplayhouse.info for more details. Regular tickets are $25.
Saturday, February 2nd
“It’s All About Dragons” Ceramics Class
9 – 10:30 a.m. = Session I (ages 7-9)
11 – 12:30 p.m. = Session II (ages 10-14)
The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
Saturday is the first class in a series of 3 Saturday classes. With this, kids can let their imaginations run wild, and Gertrude Herbert says that dynamic dragons find a perfect habitat in young artists’ big imaginations. For members, the cost is $36 and for non-members, the class is $40. There is an additional supply fee of $7. Call 706-722-5495 or visit www.ghia.org for further information.
On the first Saturday of each month, the free excursions feature hikes of 1 ½ hours, 2 ½ miles through the park’s beautiful wetlands and over scenic hills. Get more details at www.naturalsciencesacademy.org or call 706-828-2109.
Simply Science II: Squishy Sensations
Reed Creek Park in Columbia County
Reservations are required for this event for kids 5 and up, where kids will learn the steps of the scientific method, just like in the Simply Science program. But this time, kids will use various materials to create slimy, squishy, bouncy, springy balls. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is free for members and $2 a child for non-members. Pre-register by calling 706-210-4027.
Salvation Army Auto Auction
The Salvation Army of Augusta (1384 Greene Street)
Come be a “driving force” in the Salvation Army’s war against drugs. Proceeds from this auto auction directly support the Salvation Army’s free substance abuse rehabilitation program. For more information, call the Salvation Army of Augusta at 706-826-7933 or check out www.salvationarmycars.com.
Augusta Jewish Community Center
Featuring comedians Alyse Kenny and Neal Reddy, this fun night includes a desert reception. The ticket price is $10, and you can reserve yours by calling 706-228-3636 with your credit card info. Get more info at www.augustajcc.org/id40.html
Sunday, February 3rd
WWE Smackdown Pre-Game Pandemonium
James Brown Arena
It’s a World Heavyweight Championship Match with Alberto Del Rio vs. The Big Show, The Celtic Warrior Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow, and “The Viper” Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes. Those are just the headliners – there’s many more, so get your tickets now at www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com or call 706-722-3521. Ticket prices are $16, $26, $36, $51, or $96. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Artrageous! Family Sunday: Furth Annual Children’s Book Reading Spectacular
Morris Museum of Art
Join authors Dr. Maggie Thurmond Dorsey, Gail Karwoski, and Debi Toporoff for this free event as they read from their popular children’s books, and then create your own mini book. Visit www.themorris.org or call 706-724-7501.
YA Art Exhibit Reception
Headquarters Branch library
15-year-old photographer Tyler Ashlin has been the featured artist for this Young Adults (YA) exhibit over the last few months. Her favorite photo subjects are nature and still life. She says that photography is “expressing your feelings in a unique way,” and she’s already had her photography displayed at Arts in the Heart of Augusta as well as other notable events like the National Black Arts Festival. If you haven’t already, come see her work and join the library for refreshments as they celebrate the closing of her exhibit and discuss the impact it has had on her process going forward. Call Community Outreach Service at the Augusta Library for more information at 706-821-2604, and find more details about Ms. Aslin at www.butterflyphotographycompany.com.
Super Bowl XLVII
Kick-off= 6:30 p.m. (CBS)
Weather you watch it for the game or the commercials, it’s bound to be a good show. Maybe we’ll see the Falcons NEXT year! We’ll see…
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