Calendar of events on Hilton Head

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The performing arts

September 2 to September 4, 2016: Steel Magnolias" presented by Coastal Stage Productions, at the Main Street Youth Theater at 8:00 PM, 2:00 PM September 4. 912-656-1598.

October 4 to October 23, 2016: "Pride and  prejudice", Jane Austin's famous novel is brought to life in this performance. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM, with matinees at 11:00 AM on October 13 and 14, and 2:00 PM on Sundays. 843-842-2787.

November 1 and November 2, 2016: The Dance Theater of Harlem present an eclectic performance of ballet and modern dance at 8:00 PM with an additional performance at 11:00 AM November 2. At the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 843-842-2787.

November 2016: To be announced - the Hilton Head Dance Theatre will present "The Nutcracker" ballet. 843-842-3262.

December 7 to December 31, 2016: "White Christmas", Irving Berlin's classic holiday musical. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM, with some performances at 1:00, 2:00 and 7:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

January 2017: Detail TBA. The Charleston Opera will present the most beautiful and tragic love story of all Italian grand opera, ďLa Boheme,Ē with a live orchestra and national opera singers in a recreated European opera house. Hosted by Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island in Shipyard and directed by David Templeton, the opera will be staged in the classic and authentic style with no sound system.

February 7 to February 26, 2017: "Leading Ladies", a hilarious comedy by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor). At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM, with Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM and a final performance at 7:00 PM on February 26. 843-842-2787.

March 15 to March 26, 2017: "The Music Man" presented by the Main Street Youth Theatre at 3000 Main St. 843-689-6246.

March 24, 2017: Caroline Rhea entertains with smart and spontaneous comedy. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

April 26 to May 21, 2017: "Sister Act", the hilarious musical made famous by Whoopie Goldberg. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM, with Sunday matinees at other times 843-842-2787.

June 14 to August 6, 2017: "Mamma Mia", featuring ABBA's songs, Catherine Johnson's musical was nominate for five Tony awards. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM, with Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.  843-842-2787.

June 21 to July 2, 2017: "The Wizard of Oz" presented by the Main Street Youth Theatre at 3000 Main St. 843-689-6246.

November 30 to December 3, 2017: The Main Street Youth Theatre presents their 20th anniversary musical tribute. At the Main Street Youth Theatre at 3000 Main St. 843-689-6246.

Music

September 3, 2016: Florence LaRue and the Fifth Dimension perform their memorable songs including "Aquarius" and "one Less Bell to Answer". At the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 4:30 and 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

September 9, 2016: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents "This Land I Love", all American songs that speak to our generation. First Presbyterian Church at 8:00 Pm. 843-341-3818.

October 10, 2016: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra opening night, with Garrick, Ohlsson, piano, presenting works by Beethoven and Barber. At the First Presbyterian Church at 7:30 PM. 843-842-2055.

October 17, 2016: "An Evening With Laura Osnes", a dazzling evening of show tunes and standards performed by the two - time Tony nominee and Broadway star of Grease, Cinderella and other shows. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

November 11 2016: "Rhythm in Blue", The US Air Force 13 member jazz ensemble presents a program of exciting and uplifting patriotic music.  At the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina 8:00 PM. Tickets are free, reservations required. 843-842-2787.

November 13 and November 14, 2016:  The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents "Viva EspaŮa", the musical traditions of Latin culture, with works by Gershwin. Lalo and de Falla. At 4:00 PM on November 13, 8:00 PM on the 14th. At the First Presbyterian Church. 843-842-2055.

December 9, 2016: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents "I'll Be Home for Christmas", traditional carols and family favorites and . First Presbyterian Church at 8:00 Pm. 843-341-3818.

December 11 and December 12, 2016: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents "Holiday Pops", a holiday concert with Haeun Kim (violin), winner of the youth concerto competition presenting Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy and a showing of the film "The Snowman". Sunday at 4:00 PM, Monday at 8:00 PM At the First Presbyterian Church. 843-842-2055.

January 14, 2017: The Ellis Marsalis Quintet provides an evening of modern jazz At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

January 15 and 16, 2017: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Saint-SaŽns Organ Symphony. Program includes Dukas: La Piťri Fanfare, Bloch Concerto Grosso No. 1, and Saint-SaŽns Symphony No. 3, "Organ". Chad Martin, organist. Sunday at 4:00 PM, Monday at 8:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. 843-842-2055.

January 29 and 30, 2017: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky Fourth Symphony, Ives The Unanswered question, Schumann Piano concerto in A minor. ChangYong Shin, winner of the HHIPC is the featured pianist. Sunday at 4:00 PM, Monday at 8:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. 843-842-2055.

February 19 and 20, 2017: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Lowcountry Pops! A Gullah Celebration - music, stories and dance of the Gullah culture. Sunday at 4:00 PM, Monday at 8:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. 843-842-2055.

February 20, 2017: The Broadway Tenors will sing and perform a choreographed theatrical show featuring the music of Andrew LLoyd Webber At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

March 26 and 27, 2017: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Mendelssohn Italian Symphony, Weber Der FreischŁtz and Weber Clarinet concerto No. 1. Sunday at 4:00 PM, Monday at 8:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. 843-842-2055.

April 2, 2017: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents "Come Share the Excitement", the Choral society along with university and high school choruses from across the country present a diverse program including Paul Basler's Misa Brevis and Psalm 23. The Holy Family Catholic Church at 7:00 PM. 843-341-3818.

April 23 and 24, 2017: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms, a German Requiem and Mozetich Postcards from the Sky. Sunday at 4:00 PM, Monday at 8:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. 843-842-2055.

May 7 and 8, 2017: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven Seventh Symphony, Mozart Idomenio Overture and Mozart Piano concerto No. 20. Sunday at 4:00 PM, Monday at 8:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. 843-842-2055.

May 28, 2017: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents "Come Share the True Meaning of the Holiday", an all - American tribute to our veterans and soldiers. At the first Presbyterian Church at 7:00 PM. 843-341-3818.

 Festivals

September 17, 2016: Italian Heritage Festival - food, entertainment, grape stomping contest pizza eating contest and other fun activities. At Honey Horn Plantation from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  843-897-1148.

September 18, 2016: 7Th Annual Latinos Unidos festival celebrating Latino heritage month. Live music, food and kid's fun. Starts at 11:00 AM at the Shelter Cove Community Park. 843-689-6612.

September 18, 2016: The Big Ten picnic on Hilton Head. Big ten alumni, supportres and fans will meet for a dinner hosted by Jimmy Fitts Barbeque. From 4:00 to 6:30 PM at Honey Horn Plantation. BIG10onHH@gmail.com.

October 1, 2016: The Island Recreation Center Burgers an Brew festival. Local restaurant will serve their signature sliders -beef, chicken, pork or seafood and 20 different brews will be offered. there will be a kid's zone with bounce houses and college football games will be shown on wide screen TVs. At the Shelter Cove Community Park  from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. No pets. 843-681-7273

October 8, 2016: The Kiwanis annual Chili Cookoff competition with local restaurants and amature cooks. Live music, kid's games, beer, wine and food. 11:30 to 3:30 PM at Honey Horn Plantation.

November 5 and November 6, 2016: The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d'Elegance. A series of events on the island and in Savannah featuring an exhibit of restored classic and antique cars. Information here.

November 11 to November 13, 2016: The Island Recreation Center Oyster Festival. Steamed, fried or stewed oysters and other food will be available. There will be a craft show. silent auction live entertainment, kid's zone and marshmallow roasting. A football lounge will provide televised games as well as food and drink. At the Shelter Cove Community Park Friday 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. No pets. 843-681-7273.

November 30 to December 6, 2016: The Festival of Trees. The Sonesta Resort hosts Hilton Head Prep School's spectacular festival of Christmas trees, with tree decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Tree may be purchased for the benefit of the school. In the lobby of the hotel. 843-842-2400.

December2, 2016: The Island Recreation Center Winter wonderland Festival - a fine venue for children to celebrate the holiday season with hay rides, carnival games, petting zoo, children's parade, Santa and much more. 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Shelter Cove Community Park. 843-681-7273.

March 24 and25, 2017:  The Island Recreation Center Wingfest and Laser Light Show. Hilton Head restaurants cook up their favorite wings and compete for the best. Live entertainment, kid friendly events and a laser light show to conclude the event on Friday. Football on TV so you won't miss your game. Friday 5:00 to 9:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. at the Shelter Cove Community Park. 843-681-7273.

May 6, 2017: The Island Recreation Center Beer, Bacon and Music festival. Many of the island's top restaurants will serve bacon delights, local breweries will provide a variety of brew, and there will be a full service bar. six local bands will provide live music. a kid's zone will entertain the little ones. 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Shelter Cove Community Park. 843-681-7273.

August 31 and September 2, 2017: Chicago's legendary comedy troup The Second City entertains At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

Other activities

November 26, 2016: The Community Christmas Tree lighting with Santa and Mrs. Claus and Rudolph.  A Yuletide celebration with carols, treats, a musical performance, hot chocolate, face painting and other activities. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina From 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Free and open to the public. 843-842-2787.

February 11, 2017: "A Taste of Gullah", a native islander cultural event featuring low country cuisine, basket weaving, gospel singing and more. From Noon to 3:00 PM. Free and open to the public (food for sale). At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 843-842-2787.
 

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This page  Updated 09/14/2016

 

 

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