March Happenings

Art Showings, Plays and Performances

 

Symphony Under the Stars

Join the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and Deas-Guyz for an “unforgettable” collaboration of classical and jazz music under a big tent at Veterans Memorial Park at Shelter Cove. “Symphony Under the Stars” is always one of the orchestra’s most popular events. Conductor John Morris Russell and the orchestra’s performance with Reggie Deas and his popular band make this year’s event particularly intriguing. Deas-Guyz are famous for their wide range of musical fare featuring an entertaining mix of Old Motown, Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Rock, Reggae and Dance beats. Their musical selections include Motown sounds of the Temptations, The Drifters, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and Bob Marley classics. Last year’s concert was sold out, so book your tables early. You can provide your own refreshments, but wine, beer, soft drinks and water are available for sale by the League of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.

When: 7:30 p.m., April 8-9

Where: Veterans Memorial Park at Shelter Cove

Notes: Tickets for table seating are $85 and $75. Concert seating is $50
and outside lawn seating is $25. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Details: 843-842-2055, hhso.org

 

The Hilton Head Choral Society presents “Spring Serenade”

Experience the performances of professional soloists and orchestra as the Hilton Head Choral Society presents the elegant “Mass in G,” by Viennese composer Franz Schubert and music from the award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical “Carousel.”

When: 8 p.m. March 22

Where: First Presbyterian Church

Details: hiltonheadchoralsociety.org or 843-341-3818

 

The Lean Ensemble presents: “If You Forget Me”

Having slipped your fiancé’s mind is not a happy event especially when it’s a permanent condition. In the world premiere of Nora Leahy’s dark comedy, “If You Forget Me,” her husband-to-be’s memory-disabling accident sends Kate running back to her childhood home to heal. There she must fend off her mother’s self-help pep talks, her sister’s efforts to move her “recovery” along, and an old boyfriend’s attempts to rekindle the flame. This new play is an exploration of growing up, the nature of memory, and the process of letting go. Talkbacks following each performance.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 20-23, 2 p.m. March 24

Where: HHPS Main Street Theater

Notes: Tickets: $40 evenings & matinees.
$15 students/active military

Details: www.leanensemble.org or 843-715-6676


Festivals and Fun

 

Bourbon Ball

The Bourbon Ball gala to benefit arts, outreach and education begins in fabulous outdoor, tented venues with open bar, bourbon tastings, delicious Kentucky inspired heavy hors d’oeuvres and an outdoor cigar lounge. Enjoy the bluegrass sounds of “Lowcountry Boil.” Back in the theater, bid on bourbon, baubles and bucket-list adventures, featuring auctioneer extraordinaire Andrew Davis (WSAV). The evening wraps up with a performance by Laura Bell Bundy, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway’s Legally Blonde – and a breakthrough country music artist – who will regale the audience with her sassy Southern charm and amazing musical talent.

When: March 23

Where: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Details: www.artshhi.com or 843-686-3945

 

Get The Led Out

Far and away the best Led Zeppelin tribute band out there, Get the Led Out is vouched for by Jimmy Page himself. These professional musicians are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin, and doing justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history. Each night will feature a very different set list as is the GTLO rule. Experience the iconic songs in concert just the way you remember them – with all the guitar solos, drum fills, and vocal melodies intact, and performed with all the passion and fury that this legendary catalog deserves.

When: March 28 – 30

Where: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Notes: Tickets: $51. Group rate available.

Details: www.artshhi.com or 843-686-3945

 

Beat the Leprechaun at the 24th Annual Hilton Head Shamrock Run

The Hilton Head Shamrock 5K is a fun and healthy St. Patrick’s Day family tradition. The first 400 participants will receive a colorful Shamrock Run T-shirt and St. Patrick’s Day Party beads. Every runner who beats the Hilton Head Leprechaun to the finish line also will receive a Shamrock Run gift. Get your Irish on and run in green! The 5K Run & Health Walk will start in front of New York City Pizza at Heritage Plaza and finish inside Coligny Plaza.

When: 8 a.m. March 16

Where: Starts in front of New York City Pizza

Details: www.bearfootsports.com or 843-757-8520

 

Mitchelville Blues and BBQ Dinner and Dance

Come for the slow cooked BBQ, stay for music by Stee and the Ear Candy Band, and the Junior Jazz Foundation. Cash bar for beer, wine, and spirits. Proceeds from this event will support research and educational programs that provide deeper knowledge of the people that inhabited Mitchelville.

When: 6 – 10 p.m. March 30

Where: USCB Hilton Head Island Campus

Details: exploremitchelville.org

 

Celtic Nights

Irish dancing and singing at its best. Celtic Nights includes World Championship dancers and All-Ireland winning musicians showcasing some of Ireland’s ‘sean nos’ (old style) Irish dance and the famous Brush Dance. Their show “Oceans of Hope” tells an epic story through song, music, dance and narration, capturing the very essence of the Irish people — who they are, where they came from, their dreams of a better place, and above all, family.

When: March 14 – 15

Where: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Notes: Tickets: $63. Group rate available.

Details: www.artshhi.com or 843-686-3945


Informative & Entertaining

 

Memory Matters Brain Health Summit 2

Keeping your memory sharp is Memory Matters’ goal at its second-annual Brain Health Summit. The educational seminar will feature international speakers from Harvard and the University of British Columbia, as well as local experts.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 7

Where: Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort

Notes: Open to the public, $50 per person, and seating is limited.

Details: mymemorymatters.org or call 843-842-6688

 

Ambassador Roman Popadiuk: The Ukraine Russian Crisis

The presentation will examine the historic relationship between Ukraine and Russia and Ukraine’s efforts to build a viable state in the face of Russian aggression. In this context, the presentation will also examine Ukraine’s importance to European and regional security and to U.S. national interests.

When: 10-11:30 a.m. March 15

Where: First Presbyterian Church

Details: wachh.org or 843-384-6758

 

Pocket Full of Sunshine Sporting Clays Shoot

This annual event raises funds for intellectually and physically disabled adults in Beaufort County. Pockets Full of Sunshine provides social and vocational opportunities, as well as fun events for the community.

When: March 8

Where: Forest City Gun Club

Details: www.pocketsfullofsun.org

 

BO ART Opens with Art Noir

BO ART, Hilton Head’s newest arts destination and first Makers Space, invites the community to its Art Noir black-tie gala. This event will showcase the BO ART facility and artists during an evening featuring a Red Carpet Premier, aerial elements performance artists, musicians, the Marquee Club, food from Trattoria Divina, Italian wines and an open bar. You’ll get to meet and mix with some of Hilton Head’s best emerging artists who will inspire you to get involved with the Island’s growing art community.

When: 5:30 p.m. March 9

Where: BO ART at 19 Dunnigan’s Alley, upstairs

Details: www.BOART.com

 

The Literacy Center Presents: The American Dream Celebration

Join in a special evening of lavish food, festive drinks, live entertainment by Bill Peterson, a fantastic silent auction and more. All proceeds benefit the Literacy Center programs, empowering adult learners and hero tutors to change lives forever. Home, family, health, education, prosperity comes through literacy.

When: 6 – 9 p.m. March 22

Where: Indigo Hall at the Golf Club at Indigo Run

Notes: Ticket are $25 and include raffle

Details: theliteracycenter.org or 843-815-6616

 

An Evening in Italy Wine Dinner

Enjoy a special evening of fine dining, celebration and camaraderie in support of the Children’s Relief Fund. The evening will include dining, wine pairings, live music and a limited live auction. All proceeds benefit the Lowcountry’s special-needs children and their families. Programs that are supported include Area 8 Special Olympics, Heroes on Horseback, SOAR, Fishing with Friends, Pockets Full of Sunshine and the Island Rec Center. 

When: March 15

Where: Venue 1223, Bluffton

Details: www.thechildrensrelieffund.org

 

Where Nature Meets Art exhibit by the Artists of Spring Island

Offered by the Artists of Spring Island, this exhibition will provide a glimpse into the beauty of one of our neighboring islands. Spring Island’s focus upon preservation and environmental conservation are complementary to the Coastal Discovery Museum’s recently adopted mission to “inspire people to care for the Lowcountry.” Visit the museum to see the works from some Spring Island artists who have gained an appreciation for our area’s unique culture, heritage, and environment.

When: March 1-April 30

Where: Coastal Discovery Museum

Details:  www.coastaldiscovery.org or 843-689-6767

 

Seventh Annual Colleton River Collegiate

The Michigan State Spartans once again will host and showcase the talents of many of the nation’s leading collegiate players as they vie for the coveted individual and team titles in a two-day, 54-hole stroke play golf tournament.

When: March 4 – 5

Where: Colleton River Club

Details: www.colletonriver.com

 

“The Appearance of Truth,” paintings by Mickey Boisvert

Award-winning artist Mickey Boisvert will showcase her exhibit featuring eclectic style ranges from bold realism to relatable abstraction and communicates the beauty of ordinary things. We are invited to find a view that pleases us, and consider the story there. Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. March 13.

When: Exhibit runs March 12 through April 6

Where: Art League of Hilton Head Gallery

Details: www.artleaguehhi.org or 843-681-5060

 

Transparency and Light Exhibit at the University of South Carolina Center for the Arts

The National Association of Women Artists presents a juried exhibit, themed Transparency and Light, at the University of South Carolina Center for the Arts in Beaufort. The public is invited to attend the wine and cheese reception on April 4.

When: Wine and Cheese Reception 5 – 7 p.m. April 4, Exhibit runs April 4 – 30

Where: University of South Carolina (USCB) Center for the Arts, Beaufort

 

New Directions, New Horizons

Anderson Kenney Fine Art presents a collection of European Contemporary Art in collaboration with Lana Hefner Art.

When: 12 noon – 6 p.m. April 4 -7

Where: Art Loft, Beaufort

Details: andersonkenney.com

 

Building the Navy the Nation Needs

World Affairs Council Hilton Head presents Allison Stiller, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, who will review the requirements and discuss the attendant Navy and industry investments in capital improvements, capital expansion, and a properly sized world-class workforce.

When: 5:15 p.m. April 9

Where: USCB Hilton Head Campus

Details: wachh.org

 

From Classical to Contemporary: Hilton Head Dance Theater Presents “Terpsichore”

Hilton Head Dance Theater will present its annual performance of classical and contemporary dance featuring company members and distinguished guest artists. The name Terpsichore comes from the Greek muse of dance and is always an audience favorite. A journey in ballet, from neo-classical to contemporary to fairy tale, this is a program not to be missed. 

When: 7:30 p.m. April 6 and 2:30 p.m. April 7

Where: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Details: www.artshhi.com

 

Supporting Democracy in Eastern Europe in a Time of Uncertainty

Career Diplomat and former Deputy Foreign Minister to the Republic of Poland, Ambassador Jerzy Pomianowski discusses the serious setbacks democracy has suffered, authoritarian rule and ever more sophisticated disinformation campaigns. Consider how to best support local activists who can translate the strategic vision of the international democratic community into a local context relevant to ordinary people. How best to support them, especially in Eastern Europe, remains a challenge.

What: World Affairs Council of Hilton Head Global Speakers

When: 10 – 11:30 a.m. April 5

Where: First Presbyterian Church

Details: wachh.org

 

You’re invited to “An Evening Celebration” for Family Promise of Beaufort County

Join in support of the vision that “Every Child Will Have a Home,” while enjoying an evening of live entertainment, a buffet dinner, beer and wine, and both live and silent auctions. As the only shelter program in Beaufort and the surrounding counties, Family Promise of Beaufort County’s mission is to provide a temporary shelter, family stability and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children.   

When: 5:30 – 9 p.m. April 4

Where: Hampton Hall Clubhouse

Notes: Tickets $100

Details: familypromisebeaufortcounty.org


More

 

Jazz Corner Performances
(March 1-30)

Youth ArtsFest
(March 9)

Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Tasting
(March 11-17)

Carolina Dreamer Car Club Cruise-In
(March 28)

The Gathering
(March 19)

Mentoring from SCORE
(March 14, 28)

Palmetto Quilt Guild meeting
(March 21)

Antiques, Home, and Garden Show
(March 7-10)

Hilton Head International Piano Competition
(March 11-18)

RBC Heritage volunteers
(April 17-21)

PGA Championship volunteers
(April 28-May 1)

Coastal Discovery Museum Events