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Mark Your Calendar: Charitable comedy
Comedian Karen Morgan

“Laughs for Lemonade,” Saturday, July 17 at 8 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre, is a standup comedy show featuring Karen Morgan, a finalist on Nick at Nite’s Search for the Funniest Mom In America, with Manhattan–based comic Nancy Witter opening.

It’s a benefit for the local Mom’s Lemonade Fund, which provides support for patients within the Ovarian Cancer program at The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Health. (The organization’s motto is “Making lemons into lemonade!”)

Tickets, $25 general admission and $100 for VIP (which includes special seating and post–performance “meet and greet”) are available now at, and (912) 525–5050.

And comedians Tony Gaud and Catherine Maloney will perform The American Dream Revised: A Two-Act Standup Comedy Friday, July 2 at Club One’s Bay Street Theatre. Admission to the 8 p.m. show (with Savannah writer, director, puppeteer and comedian Chris Soucy doing an opening set) is $9.

Hey, hey Paula

Everyone in Savannah knows who Paula Deen is – but have you ever really seen her, talking, breathing, walking around? Well, here’s your chance.

It’s all about cream cheese.

Savannah’s kitchena suprema will appear on the Lucas Theatre stage Wednesday, June 30 for a “cook–off” with the 16 finalists in her “Real Women of Philadelphia” contest. This is something Dean cooked up with Kraft, to promote its Philadelphia Cream Cheese.

Here’s the deal: Sixteen women have been chosen, from all over America, for their recipes utilizing the product. They’ll all be at the Lucas event with Deen, and at the end of the evening she’ll choose four winners. They each get $25,000 and the opportunity to collaborate on a “Real Women of Philadelphia” cookbook.

Big deal, you say. Well, sure. But the whole thing is taking place live onstage – with our Paula as the hostess and emcee – and the tickets are free.

It’ll all be streamed live on Free tickets are available through

Up in Athens

Today is the first day of Athfest 2010, wherein pretty much every band in that college town is playing somewhere every day, every minute. There are 200 bands between June 23 and 27, most of them on several outdoor, downtown stages.

The Pulaski Street Mainstage greets the fabulous Modern Skirts Friday, with Savannah–centric Perpetual Groove headlining Saturday. Cracker closes things out on Sunday.

The outdoor stuff is free, but you’ll need a wristband for the “pub crawl” shows at night, for $20.

Get the full schedule, and all the pertinents, at

See me, feel me

The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is doing the musical Tommy June 23–Aug. 1. This is, of course, Pete Townshend’s stage adaptation of his 1968 “rock opera” (the full title is The Who’s Tommy). I saw this show once, back in my Florida days, and it’s really good ( a lot better than the 1975 movie). Call the box office at (843) 842–ARTS... CS