Calendar of events on Hilton Head

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The performing arts

September 28, 2018: The Lean Ensemble Theater presents the Warehouse Theater touring company production of "The Tempest". At the Main Street Theater at 7:30 PM. 843-715-6676.

October 2 to October 21, 2018: "Amadeus", the five time Tony award winning play about the conflict between young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and composer Antonio Salieri. At the Arts center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

October 18 to  October 28, 2018: "Who am I This Time", three comic masterpieces by Kurt Vonnegut performed by the Lean Ensemble Theater at the Main Street Theater. Call for times. 843-715-6676.

October 2018 dates to be announced: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at the Main Street Youth Theater will feature two theater companies.

November 9 to November 18, 2018: "The Nutcracker" ballet performed by the Hilton Head Dance School. At the Seahawk Cultural Center at Hilton Head High School. 7:30 PM Except 11/11 and 11/18 at 2:30 PM. 843-842-3262.

November 28 to December 2, 2018: "Inspecting Carol" a comedy at the Main Street Youth Theater at 7:00 PM, matinees at 2:00 PM. 843-689-6246.

December 5 to December 30, 2018: "An American in Paris", best musical of the year and four Tony winning musical featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin. At the Arts center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

December 12 to December 16, 2018: "Bad Dates" A one woman show about an idiosyncratic journey of self discovery and the dating scene. Performed by the Lean Ensemble Theater at Soundwaves, 7 Lagoon Rd. 7:30 PM, matinee December 16 at 2:00 PM. 843-715-6676.

January 18, 2019: Ballet Memphis will perform at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

January 24 to February 3, 2019: "A Doll's House - Part 2", a sequel to Ibsen's classic play. Performed by the Lean Ensemble Theater at the Main Street Theater. Call for times. 843-715-6676.

February 12 to March 3, 2019: "Blyth Spirit", a fantasy comedy by Noel Coward in which a medium brings back a widower's first wife to haunt him. At the Arts center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

February 18, 2019: Rita Rudner premier standup comic at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

February 28 to March 10, 2019: Disney's "Mulan Jr." at the Main Street Youth Theater at 7:00 PM with weekend matinees at 2:00 PM. 843-689-6246.

March 14 and 15, 2019: Celtic Nights, a program of Irish music and dance by the all-Ireland winning musicians at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

March 20 to March 24, 2019: "If You forget Me" a dark comedy by Nora Anne Leahy - an original production by the Lean Ensemble Theater at the Main Street Theater. Call for times. 843-715-6676.

April6 and 7, 2019: "Terpsichore", a performance of classical and contemporary dance by The Hilton Head Dance Theater at the Arts center of Coastal Carolina at 7:30 PM April 6 and 2:30 PM April7. 843-842-2787.

May 1 to June 2, 2019: "A Chorus Line" examines a day in the life of 17 dancers vying for a spot on a chorus line of a Broadway musical. Featuring the music of Marvin Hamlisch and winner of nine Tony awards. At the Arts center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

April 25 to May 5, 2019: "Barefoot in the Park" the classic comedy by Neil Simon. Presented by the Lean Ensemble Theater at the Main Street Theater. Call for times. 843-715-6676. 

June 26 to August 4, 2019: "Legally Blonde", a feel-good romantic comedy nominated for seven tony Awards. At the Arts center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

July 15, 2019: Henry Cho, the "Asian with a southern accent" and Comedy Central standup comedian at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

August 15 and 16, 2019: "Rebel Rebel", a tribute to David  Bowie, a theatrical concert backed by a full rock band. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

Music

August 31 and September 1, 2018: "CSN Songs" - the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

September 14, 2018: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents "Music From the Small Screen" at the First Presbyterian Church at 8:00 PM 843-341-3818.

October 26 and 27, 2018: Mother's Finest, an Atlanta funk rock group at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

November 7, 2018: Evolution Big Band plays contemporary renditions of American Standards. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

November 8, 2018: Stanley Jordan, guitar genius plays classical to pop-rock, at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

November 11 and 12, 2018: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Khachaturian, Kovalevsky, Mussorgsky, and Stravinski. At the First Presbyterian Church at 5:00 PM November 11, 8:00 PM November 12. 843-842-2055.

December 2 and 3, 2018: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will perform "Twas the Night Before Christmas", featuring the HHSO chorus. At the First Presbyterian Church at 5:00 PM December 2, 8:00 PM December 3. 843-842-2055.

December 9, 2018: The Hilton Head Shore Notes presents "A Coastal Christmas" at the Island Lutheran Church at 2:30 PM. 843-705-6852.

December 14, 2018: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents "Christmas in the South" at the First Presbyterian Church at 8:00 PM 843-341-3818.

January 6, 2019: The Jazz Vibes Showcase features four of today's best vibraphonists with Martin Lesch and others. Dedicated to Bob Masteller. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

January 12 to  January 14, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will perform Hayden, Boulogne, Dvorak, and Hayden at Soundwaves, 7 Lagoon Rd. January 12 and 14 at 8:00 PM, January 13 at 3:00 PM. 843-842-2055.

January 27 and January 28, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will perform Chopin Piano Concerto #1 and Tchaikovsky Symphony #6 at the First Presbyterian Church. 5:00 PM January 27, 8:00 PM January 28. 843-842-2055.

February 10 and February 11, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will perform Debussy Clair De Lune and Beethoven Symphony #6 at the First Presbyterian Church. 5:00 PM February 10, 8:00 PM February 11. 843-842-2055.

February 14, 2019: The Sullivan Fortner Jazz Trio will present a program of blues and jazz at Soundwaves, 7 Lagoon Rd. at 6:00 PM. Sponsored by the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. There will be hot Hors d'Oeuvres and a cash bar. 843-842-2055. 

February 24 and 25, 2019: "Coastal Traditions" - the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Ranky Tanky, The Savannah Children's Choir, and The Hilton Head Dance Theater in a program of soulful songs of the Gullah culture. The program will include jazz, funk, gospel and R&B. At the First Presbyterian Church at 5:00PM Sunday and 8:00 PM Monday (the Website is misleading). 843842-2055.

March 11 to March 18, 2019: The Hilton Head International Piano competition. 20 pianists from 10 countries compete for cash prizes and performance opportunities. Details have not been made available. Call 843-842-2055 for information.

March 22, 2019: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents "Spring Serenade" at the First Presbyterian Church at 8:00 PM 843-341-3818.

May 26, 2019: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents "America sings" at the First Presbyterian Church at 7:00 PM 843-341-3818.

March 28 to March 30, 2019: "Get the Lead Out", a Led Zeppelin tribute group at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

March31 and April 1, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Viva Italiano! Music by Verdi, Rossini and Respighi. At 5:00 PM Sunday, 8:00 PM Monday at the First Presbyterian Church. 843-842-2055.

April 9 and 10, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra with guests Reggie Deas and Deas Guys present a program of classical jazz under a tent at the Veteran's Memorial Park at Shelter Cove. Table seating is available. Details here.

April 13, 2019: The Blakemore Trio play Haydn, Schoenberg and Rachmoninov  Sponsored by the Hilton Head Chamber Music Institute at Soundwaves, 7 Lagoon Rd. at 7:30 PM. 843-842-2055.

May 4 to May 6, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra season finale at Soundwaves. A program of Ravel, Mozart and Schubert. At 8:00 PM Saturday and Monday, 3:00 PM Sunday. At Soundwaves, 7 Lagoon Rd. 843-842-2055.

June 22 and June23, 2019: Hilton Head Music Festival at Honey Horn featuring 16 performers. Starts at 3:00 PM Saturday and 12:30 PM Sunday. http://hhimusicfest.com/

August 15 and 16, 2019: "Rebel Rebel", a tribute to David  Bowie, a theatrical concert backed by a full rock band. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

August 30 to September 1, 2019: "Kenny Cetera's Chicago Experience" a tribute to the music of Chicago by the brother of Chicago's lead singer . At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

Festivals

September 15, 2018: The Italian Heritage Festival celebrates the culture of Italian people with food, music, competition  (grape stomping and pizza eating) and games. 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at honey Horn plantation. 401-524-1416.

September 22, 2018: The Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival  - shrimp tasting contest. food, craft beer, live music, fun zone for children. Harbour town in Sea Pines plantation. On the field near the Liberty Oak. 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. 843-384-5095.

September 23, 2018: Harbour Town Fall Fest - a sidewalk sale, live music, water sports, tours and boat rides, dining and kids activities. Classic cars will be displayed by the Carolina Dreamers Car Club. 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM in Harbour Town. 843-842-1979.

September 30, 2018: "Que Rico!" Latin American food festival. Food from Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras, live music, dancing, kids zone. Benefits the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic. Shelter Cove Community park 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

October 5, 2018: Burger, Bacon and Barbeque fest at Shelter Cove Community Park from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The top chefs in the area will feature their dishes and there will be a beer garden with craft beers, live entertainment and kids activities. 843-681-7273.-

November 9 and November 10, 2018: The Hilton Head Island Oyster festival sponsored by the Island Recreation Center at Shelter Cove Community Park, starting at 5:00 PM.

November 17, 2018: The Italian Heritage Festival from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Coastal discovery Museum at Honey Horn. 843-897-1148.

December 7, 2018: Winter Wonderland festival - hayrides, petting zoo, carnival games, trampoline bungee, rock wall and Mr. and Mrs. Santa. Target age 3-12. At the Shelter Cove Community Park from 4:00 pm to 8:00 PM. 843-681-7273.

February 9, 2019: "A taste of Gullah", a native islander celebration including story telling, music arts, crafts and lowcountry culinary specialties. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Noon to 3:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

March 22 and March 23, 2019: "Wingfest" At the Shelter Cove Community Park from 5:00 PM. Friday and 6:00 PM Saturday.843-681-7273.

May 18, 2019: Seventh Annual Fiesta de Mayo and Taco competition. Latino culture and great tacos. 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the Shelter Cove Community Park.

June 22 and June23, 2019: Hilton Head Music Festival at Honey Horn featuring 16 performers. Starts at 3:00 PM Saturday and 12:30 PM Sunday. http://hhimusicfest.com/

 

Other activities

October 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019: A Public Art Exhibition at Honey Horn will feature 19 sculptures along a one mile path. 843-681-9100.

October 27, 2018: "Pumpkin Patch" - a festival for kids. Dress in costume, and enjoy painting, carnival games, a petting zoo. A safe environment to kick off the Halloween season. Free for kids from 2 to 15 (target age 2-12). At the Shelter Cove Community Park from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

October 31, 2018: "Trunk-O-Ween", a trick or treat fest featuring classic cars and Halloween decorations. Come in your costume from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Shelter Cove Town Center. Free.

November 19 to December 31, 2018: Shelter Cove Town Center Christmas lighting display.

November 23, 2018: Santa visits at the Shelter Cove Town Center noon to 2:00 PM.

November 30, and December7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 2018: Santa visits at the Shelter Cove Town Center 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

November 24, 2018: Community Christmas tree lighting and art show. Arts, crafts, face painting, barbecue and hot chocolate at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina 3:30 to 5:30 PM. 843-842-2787.

Thanksgiving to Christmas: Christmas lights can be seen, typically between Thanksgiving and Christmas or a little later at : Shelter Cove Town Center, Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head Fire and Rescue #3 (534 Wm. Hilton Pkwy., next to the First Presbyterian Church and Bargain Box), South Beach Marina, Harbour Town marina, and Compass Rose Park. See here.

December 1, 2018:  Santa visits at the Shelter Cove Town Center 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

December 7, 2108: "Winter Wonderland Festival" A safe environment for kids to start the holiday season. There will be carnival games, children's parade, candy cane hunt and more. At the Shelter Cove Community Park from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Free admission, extra cost for concessions, trampoline bungee rides, and rock wall. 843-681-7273.

March 9, 2019: Youth Arts Fest, students and their families can enjoy arts and crafts and the Promising Picassos art exhibition. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina 11:00 AM to 1:00PM. 843-842-2787.

March 16, 2019: Public wine tasting. 250 wines from all over the world, Sysco Outdoor Gourmet Challenge, live entertainment, waiter's race, silent auction. At Harbour Town from11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

March 17, 2019: The Annual St. Patrick's Day parade at 3:00 PM. Pope Ave. between Coligny Plaza and Office Park Rd.

March 23, 2019: The Bourbon Ball gala. Outdoor tented venues include bourbon tasting, hors d'oeuvres, cigar lounge and bluegrass music. An  auctioneer will take bids on various bucket list items, and  a finale performance by Laura Bell Bundy, of Broadway's Legally Blonde. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 6:00 PM. 843-686-3945.

April 15 to April 21, 2019: The RBC Heritage golf tournament will be held at Harbour Town Golf Links.

 

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
 George Bernard Shaw

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