Start your Spring Shopping now at the Jr. League Attic Sale
By Laura Perry
First Friday kicks off a busy weekend in Augusta, but stay on your best behavior—the 61st Annual Junior League Attic Sale is Saturday! Doors don’t open until 7 a.m., but the crowd’s always big outside waiting to get in. This could be your chance to make some household replacements and start your Spring cleaning—all before Masters. Perfect!!
Friday, March 1st
Opening of Annual Agnes Markwalter Youth Art Exhibit
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
It’s National Youth Art Month, and the Gertrude Herbert will host the 34th annual Agnes Markwalter Youth Art exhibition March 1-28 in the first- and third-floor galleries. This competitive exhibition features work by students in a five-county area. The theme this year is “Art Takes Action.” Awards will be presented at a reception at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6.
Wine World (North Augusta)
This First Friday wine tasting includes six featured wines: three whites and three reds. For further details, call 803-279-9833.
This month’s events include: Cyndy Epps art exhibit at Gallery on the Row (706-724-4989), an “Escaping the Matrix with Descartes and Plato” Discussion with Woody Belangia, an Adjunct Professor in philosophy at Georgia Regents University, a 50% off jewelry sale at Curvitude Boutique, a $1 record album sale at Psychotronic Augusta, and ‘80s Night at Sky City.
Visit www.augustaarts.com for more information.
Opening Reception for “Restoration,” an exhibit of work by Mahera Khaleque
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
Mahera Khaleque, a GRU adjunct instructor, will have her work on display through May 17. This opening reception and gallery talk is free to members and $5 for non-members. For more details, call 706-722-5495 or visit www.ghia.org.
“Broadway Bound” Gala and Show
Aiken Community Playhouse
Another big part of the ACP Youth Wing fundraiser, your $45 Gala ticket includes the reception and 8:00 show. Check out www.aikencommunityplayhouse.com or call 803-648-1438 with questions.
20th Annual Morris Museum of Art Gala
Morris Museum of Art
This annual black-tie Gala will honor the museum’s twentieth anniversary as well as the exhibition Romantic Spirits, featuring paintings of the South from the Johnson collection. Start your evening off with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Morris Museum galleries, and then take the shuttle to the new Augusta Convention Center for dinner, entertainment and dancing. Tickets are $175 each for members and $200 each for non-members. For further details and tickets, call 706-828-3825.
Live in the Vineyard Café: “Grooves, Grits and Great Stories”
Singer/Songwriter Jefferson Ross will play his acoustic tunes and tell some fantastic tales that the listener won’t forget. Admission is $5 at the door for adults. For more details, contact the Vineyard Church of Augusta at 706-863-9766.
eXtreme Theatre Games
Le Chat Noir
For each First Friday at Le Chat Noir, Schrodinger’s Cat does comedy improv through their eXtreme Theatre Games. Doors open at 7:00 and tickets are $10 at the door or get them online: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/174694. On Saturday night, 10-11, Schrodinger’s Cat does a long-form improve, “Tales from the Box,” for $5 a ticket. Call 706-722-3322 for further info.
Saturday, March 2nd
Junior League of Augusta’s 61st Annual Attic Sale
7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds building
As always, admission is free for the Jr. League Attic Sale, and that’s a good thing because thousands of items are available at bargain prices – cash only! Spruce your home up for the Masters with some furniture, appliances, or other household items. Need a gift? The Attic Sale’s also got books, toys, children’s clothes, and even sporting goods. For more details, contact the Junior League office at 706-736-0033.
7th Annual Heart and Sole 5K Run/Walk
Starts at Children’s Hospital of Georgia
Registration will be 7-8:30 a.m. a the Children’s Hospital and the fee is $25, There will be a 7 p.m. celebration at the Marbury Center and admission is $50. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Hospital. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-721-4004.
Explore Phinizy Swamp with free hikes of 1 ½ hours and 2 ½ miles through the park’s wetlands and over scenic hills. Call 706-828-2109 or visit www.naturalsciencesacademy.org.
2nd Annual Augusta Literary Festival
10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Augusta Public library
After the success of the first annual Augusta Literary Festival, our Public Library is bringing this free event to us again. The Library claims the main focus is on the writer and “your opportunity to be read.” 17 different authors are registered, so far. For publishers, register for a table to promote your own authors and scout out the other local talent Writing groups and book clubs also use this as a chance to network and expand membership. For more information, contact Sherryl James at the Augusts Library at 706-821-2604.
Quidditch South Regional Championship
Riverview Park (North Augusta)
Inspired by the game of Quidditch, as described in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, this two-day tournament includes Sunday events, and will attract more than 20 collegiate and club teams from 15 states throughout the south. For more information, call the Augusta Sports Council at 706-722-8326. “Kidditch,” an event that teaches kids 11-18 how to play Quidditch, will also be held, noon-2 p.m. For further details, email email@example.com or call 706-722-8326, ext.237.
Aiken Women Magazine Expo
11 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Newberry Hall (Aiken)
Women can treat themselves to mini makeovers, hourly giveaways, lots of freebies, and a mini fashion show by Summerville Rags. To display or attend, call 803-785-4475.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 109th Birthday
Headquarters Branch Library
American writer, poet, and cartoonist Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, and he’s most widely known for his children’s books written under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Head on over for crafts, sweets, and a special visit from the Cat in the Hat! Registration is required. For further information, call 706-821-2623 or check out www.ecgrl.org.
3rd Annual ACP Youth Wing Fundraiser
Aiken Community Playhouse
Enjoy a concert with Aiken musical performers and help send students to a Broadway Student Summit in New York City. The cost is $20. To get more details, call 803-648-1438 or visit www.acp1011.com.
“Breaking Dawn: Part 2” (PG-13)
This is the final movie in the “Twilight” saga, so don’t miss the chance to see it. Since you’ll be at the library, check out another Stephenie Meyer book while you’re at it. For further details on this movie event, call 803-642-2020 or go to www.abbe-lib.org.
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“Unavailable” by Raisin AJ Productions
Whitney, Jasmine and Angela have always fallen for the wrong kinds of men. Now, the three of them find themselves heartbroken at the same time, with no one to pick up the pieces but themselves. Tickets are $15-$28. For more information, call the box office at 706-722-8341.
Ensemble Galilei First Person: Seeing America
USCA Etherredge Center
For this Inter-Curricular Enrichment (ICE) Event, there will be narrations, photography and poetry. The cost is $40 for adults and $7 for students (day of performance). Call 803-641-3305 with your questions.
Sunday, March 3rd
“Fiddler on the Roof”
The universal theme of tradition will actually leave you laughing as it cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion. Tickets are $45, $40, and $35. Doors open at 2:00. If you have questions, call 706-262-4573 or go to www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.
“Alterations: Fashioning a Black Identity” Opening Reception
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Contemporary artist Nancy Wellington Bookhart will have her art exhibit on view for the next two months, starting Friday, March 1st and closing Tuesday, April 30th. This opening reception will be your chance to not only see the art, but to meet Ms. Wellington Bookhart, who is also assistant professor of Art at Pain College. For further details, visit www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com, call 706-724-3576 or email Executive Director Christine Miller-Betts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Artie Shaw Orchestra
Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Theater (Evans)
Tickets for this show are $25 and $30 and reservations are required. Guests are encourages to wear 1940s/50s attire in tribute to Artie Shaw, before walking the red carpet to this event. For more information, check out www.augustaamusements.com.
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