Mon 8/18, "Obvious Child" is the Monday Night Movie at the USCB Center for the Arts. Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, this film about an aspiring comedian who finds herself with an unwanted pregnancy is packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty. Screening starts at 7 pm. Adults $7, Senior/Military $6, Students $5. Call 521-4145 for more information.
Mon 8/25, "Rich Hill" is the Monday Night Movie at the USCB Center for the Arts. Rich Hill, MO could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland, but to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. Winner of the 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, "Rich Hill" is an irresistibly moving and inspirational portrait of rural America's youth. Screening starts at 7 pm. Adults $7, Senior/Military $6, Students $5. Call 521-4145 for more information.
9/5, 9/6, 9/7, 9/13 & 9/14, "Grease" at the USCB Center for the Arts in Beaufort. Elaine Lake and Karl Wells lead the cast as the sweet and innocent Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko. Together with the The Greasers and Pink Ladies, the gang brings out the highlights of the 1959 school year at Rydell High School. 9/5, 9/6 & 9/13 at 7:30pm; 9/7 & 9/14 at 3 pm. Audience members are encouraged to compete in the Costume Contest on opening night, Friday, September 5th at 7 pm. For more information, visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com
Galleries/Museums Now - 8/22, "Mary & Mary! Splash!" an exhibit of water media works by Mary Kelly and Mary Sullivan, is on exhibit at the Hilton Head Public Library on Beach City Rd, off Hwy 278. On Sat. 7/26, the artists will demonstrate and discuss some of their techniques from 1-3 pm.
Now - 8/30, "Watercolor Memories, Here and There," a collection of paintings by award-winning artist Don Theodore, will be on display at the SOBA Gallery. A reception to meet the artist will be held on Sun, August 10 from 3 - 5 pm at the gallery on the corner of Church and Calhoun streets in Old Town Bluffton. Call 757-6586 or visit sobagallery.com for more info.
Now - 9/13, "Diversity," an exhibit of work by Dennis Wilkins, will be featured at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery. The public is invited to an opening reception on Fri, August 8 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, with light refreshments. The BAA Gallery is located at 913 Bay Street in downtown Beaufort. 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
Thur 8/28, "Jazz for All Ages," presented by The Junior Jazz Foundation. An Evening Supporting Jazz Preservation & Education. Featuring Bob Masteller's Jazz Corner Quintet, the Noel Freidline Quartet, and more. At the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 5:30 - 10 pm. For more info, call 575-2298.
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 Thur 8/21,TheAmerican Sewing Guild (South Carolina-Central Savannah River Chapter) is forming a neighborhood group in the Beaufort area. For sewing enthusiasts of every level, beginning to advanced! The neighborhood group will have a startup meeting at the Beaufort Library at 10:30 am. The meeting will introduce the local chapter leaders and will set up meetings for the year. The regular meetings will be at the Beaufort Library on the first Thursday of the month, starting September 4th. For more information call 379-5731 or visit www.asgsouthcarolina.com
Wed 9/3, Dragonflies Presentation at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn at 3 pm. Biologist Vicky McMillan, on the faculty of Colgate University for 30 years, will present how these fascinating insects feed, find mates, defend territories, and reproduce. If possible, live dragonfly larvae will be shown and a handout will be given to those attending regarding the most common Hilton Head Island species. After the program, participants are invited to join an exploration of the dragonfly pond on the Museum's grounds. This program is sponsored in part by the Kroger Foundation. Reservations are required. Please contact the museum at 689-6767 ext 223 to make a reservation for this $7 program. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive.
Thur 9/18, "Formation of the Confederacy," at the Coastal Discovery Museum at 3 pm. John Keller will address the history of the formation of the Confederacy, utilizing his collection of 21 different flags flown by various groups during the Civil War. He will also address the origins of the Confederacy and trace the history of many flags used by military regiments, state and local governments and the Confederacy. This program is sponsored in part by the Kroger Foundation. The cost is $7 per person (ages 12 and older) and reservations are required by calling the Museum at 689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.
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.
Farmers Markets Downtown Beaufort Farmers Market Wednesdays 2–7pm Waterfront Park Pavilion Call 843-525-6644 for information www.downtownbeaufort.com