4/11 & 4/13, "Parallel Lives: The Kathy & Mo Show" at the USCB Center for the Arts in Beaufort. Friday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Adults $22; Seniors $20; Students $15, all seats reserved. On Opening Night, there will be an Afterparty with the actors at a private home in Beaufort. Limited to 50 reservations at $40 per person. You can make reservations with your ticket purchase. Go to the website at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com, call the Box Office at 521-4145, or purchase at the door one hour prior to curtain.
4/23 - 4/26, Shakespeare's "Macbeth" will be presented by Shakespeare Rep in partnership with USCB at the USCB Center for the Arts. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office. Call 521-4145. For more information about Shakespeare Rep, visit www.shakespearerep.co/
4/30 - 5/25, "9 to 5: The Musical" at the Arts Center on Hilton Head. Tickets are on sale now, and preview tickets are $44 for adults and $31 for children on April 30 and May 1. Beginning with the Opening on May 2, tickets are $54 for adults and $37 for children. Get tickets online at www.artshhi.com or from the Box Office at 843-842-ARTS (2787).
Galleries/Museums Now-5/3, "Beyond the Zoo," an exhibit of work by Mark McCoy, is the featured exhibit at the The Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA)Gallery. A reception to meet the artist will be held on 4/13 from 3 - 5 pm at the gallery on the corner of Church and Calhoun streets in Old Town Bluffton. Call 757 - 6586 or visit www.sobagallery.com
Now-5/3, Florals and Facades, Light and Shadow by Margaret Crawford, at the Walter Greer Gallery, Arts Center on Hilton Head. opening reception Thur 4/10 from 5-7 pm. For more info call 681-2399.
Now - 5/10, "Wrapsody," a collaborative exhibition by two award winning Sun City artists, Linda Patalive and Mary Ann Putzier, at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay Street.
Now - 5/31, "The Escape Collection," a new exhibit by local artist Billy Wilkie at the USCB Center for the Arts. The public is invited you to meet the artist at an opening reception from 5:30-7 pm on Friday, April 11. This exhibit is co-sponsored by Broad River Timber, LLC. The reception is co-sponsored by Broad River Timber, LLC and The Kitchen.
Thur 5/1, Lecture/Demo by Phil Garrett of Golden Artist Colors, presented by the Beaufort Art Association. This is an educational presentation on acrylic paints, gels and mediums. It will include advanced technical information on the inherent possibilities of acrylics. The presentation will cover different types of paints and pigments, viscosities, grounds and color mixing. From 1 - 4 pm at the BAA Gallery, 913 Bay St.A $12 reservation fee will reserve your place as seating is limited. Visit the BAA gallery for a reservation slip, or email
Last Wednesday, Popcorn & a Video. The Beaufort Art Assoc. shows art instruction videos by nationally known instructors. The screenings are at the BAA Gallery, 913 Bay St., Beaufort, 11am-1pm. The public is welcome. We furnish the popcorn and the video, you bring a friend, something to drink, and a pad and pencil. Videos vary in length and a $5 donation is suggested. Video schedule is posted at www.beaufortartassociation.com
Music 4/8 & 4/9, "Symphony Under the Stars," performed by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra under a circus tent on the grounds of the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. This year's theme is "Carnival." Sponsored by Infiniti of Hilton Head. Tickets are available for purchase at $70 for individuals and $700 per table, and there are 6 premium tables available for each night at $80 per person or $800 per table. For more information, call the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra at 842-2055 or contact them online at www.hhso.org/contact-us
Sat 4/19, "Fly Me to the Moon," at the USCB Center for the Arts. Beaufort's Sweetgrass Angels join Savannah's jazz great Huxsie Scott and Terry Herron for a tribute to 50s and 60s Swing and Jazz. Show starts at 7:30 pm. Adults $22; Seniors $20 Students $15, all seats reserved. For tickets please go to www.uscbcenterforthearts.com or call the Box Office at 843-521-4145, Mon. – Fri. 10 am to 3 pm, or purchase at the door one hour prior to curtain.
Sun 4/27, USCB Festival Series season concludes with a concert featuring the music of Bach, Shostakovich and Mendelssohn. For information about the artists and program, go to www.uscb.edu/festivalseries. For tickets, contact Staci Breton at 208-8246 or
. Tickets will also be sold at the USCB Center for the Arts beginning at 4 pm on April 27. Doors open at 4 and the concert begins at 5.
Sat 4/26, Allan Winneker will sign copies of his new book "Border Line" at McIntosh Bookstore in downtown Beaufort from 1-4pm. Sat 5/10, John Warley will sign copies of his new novel "A Southern Girl" at the Beaufort Bookstore from 1-3 pm. For more info, call 864-415-3973
Sun 5/11, John Warley will sign copies of his new novel "A Southern Girl" at Macintosh Book Shoppe from 1 - 3 pm.For more info, call 864-415-3973
Last Wednesday, “Read a Movie” Club meets on the last Wednesday of each month. Watch a movie based on book. A short discussion will follow for those interested. Attend just the film screening or both. At 12:00 p.m in the SC Room at the Beaufort Branch Library on Scott Street. March’s selection is Life of Pi. Free! Everyone is welcome! beaufortcountylibrary.org
Other Events 4/11-4/14, Palmetto Animal League's 5th annual Online Auction to help give homeless, stray, abused, and unwanted animals a second chance at life. The auction will run from 8am April 11 through 10pm April 14 only. Over 500 items will be listed in the auction, with opportunities ranging from travel getaways, local dining certificates to golf, spa services and much much more. It's a fun and easy way to win fabulous items while helping to save animals in our community. Access the auction site at www.pal.dojiggy.com and start browsing now.
Fri 4/11, "An Evening with Sinatra & Friends" at Hampton Hall in Bluffton. Supported in part by Hampton Hall and Hampton Hall Charitable Fund, this special Dinner & Concert features two Jazz Corner favorite singers, Louise Spencer (of Lavon & Louise) and Gina Rene (Bob Masteller Quintet). It's the best of Sinatra, Broadway, Jazz ... and the Great American Songbook. Sinatra's music will be performed by show producer Terry Herron. Louise and Gina will perform hits of Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Aretha Franklin, Etta James and more. All net proceeds go directly to the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton. The dinner is a deluxe 3-course meal and cash-bar, with Cocktails at 6:30, dinner at 7:00, and showtime at 7:45.Call Ashleigh Whitmore – Hampton Hall for reservations at 843-815-9336.
Fri 4/11, 2014 Take Back the Night, sponsored by Hope Haven. From 7 - 8:30 pm in Beaufort's Waterfront Park. Featuring spoken words of hope and healing from survivors, performers, speakers young and old, and slam poets. To raise awareness and shatter the silence surrounding child abuse and sexual violence. The event is FREE and all are welcome to attend and speak or perform at the event. Lighting of luminaries will follow the event to honor the 521 survivors Hope Haven served in 2013. Join us for a night of hope and inspiration! For more information, please contact Leigh-Ann Shoupe at 524-2256.
Sat 4/12, Artisans & Antiques at the Habersham Marketplace. Enjoy a spring afternoon in this charming village from 10 am -4 pm. The streets and greens will be filled with artisans, craftsmen, artists and antique booths. Philip Greene from Round O, SC will display his hand built 19' canoe, model Whistlewood, made of Honduras mahogany and sapele from W. Africa. Admission is free to this event and plenty of parking is available. For more information call 440 503-8414 or www.ArtisansAndAntiquesSC.com
Sun 4/13, 4th Annual New River Auto Mall Car Show presented by La Isla Magazine, in association with South Carolina Street Revoluzion. This free, fun-filled event will take place at the New River Auto Mall on Sunday, April 13, starting at 11 am. Bring the whole family to spend the day enjoying the great food, drinks, kids' activities, vendors, DJs, raffles, and giveaways. Families can also check out some of the finest hot-rods, show cars, and classic automobiles in the coastal Georgia and Lowcountry region. For more info, visit www.newriverautomall.com
Sat 5/3, March of Dimes' March for Babies Gospel Brunch, sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter. 11:30am at the Jasmine Room of the Quality Inn at Town Center; 2001 Boundary Street, Beaufort. $30 donation. For more info, call 812-6111.
Sat 5/10, Mother's Day Victorian Tea from 2 pm to 3:30 pm at the St. Helena Island library branch located at 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road on St. Helena Island. Free and open to boys and girls, aged 4 to 16. Refreshments will include traditional menu items served during a proper tea including scones, finger sandwiches, cakes and various teas from Charleston Tea Plantation. Kim Poovey, historic re-enactress and author of historic fiction set in the Lowcountry, will present a performance of Emma Brown from her own book, Truer Words and demonstrate the art of brewing and serving a proper cup of tea. Registration is required by Saturday, May 3rd and can be made in person at any of the three branch libraries – downtown Beaufort, Lobeco or St. Helena Island – or by emailing Belinda Jones directly:
. Please include: First and last names and age of each child; First and last names of the mother/female guest; Total number of guests in your group.
Tuesdays, Historic Sites of Hilton Head Island. The Heritage Library History & Genealogy Center is offering a presentation on Hilton Head Island's historic sites to acquaint visitors with our rich history and encourage them to explore on their own - on foot, by bicycle or by car. The talk is from 10:30am - 11:30am. A $5 donation is requested. Call the library at 686-6560 to reserve your space.