THROUGH MARCH 2
“Arts Ob We People” Winter Exhibition And Sale: A display of original work by emerging and leading artists that represents the life of Gullah people in the Lowcountry. Artists will be available at various times throughout the exhibit. Private group tours are available by request. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.gullahcelebration.com.
SoBA’s 25th Annual Judged Show: Lowcountry artists are invited to submit their works of art for the Society of Bluffton Artists’ 25th annual judged show. To be eligible for an award, a minimum of seven pieces must be displayed in any one of the following categories: acrylic, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, watercolor or 3-D. Pre-registration is required by stopping by the gallery. The deadline for entries is 9-11 a.m. March 4. Exhibit runs from March 5-31. Registration cost is $25 for SoBA members; $45 for non-members. Society of Bluffton Artists, 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com.
TGIF St. Patty’s Day Beer & Cheese Tasting: Beer is one of the oldest drinks around, and the Irish have been brewing it for about 5,000 years. And their dairy farms produce some of the finest cheeses in the world. $15. 5-6 p.m., Rollers Wine & Spirits, 9 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island.
Hilton Head International Piano Competition: The Hilton Head International Piano Competition, one of the leading international piano competitions in the United States, draws applicants, artists, and audiences from countries around the world. $10-$65. 1:30-4:35 p.m. and 7-9:05 p.m. Central Church, 975 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2055 or www.hhipc.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. $63 per person, $59 for groups. 8 p.m. March 14-15 and 4:30 p.m. March 15. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 206.
Public Wine Tasting: Join us for the Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival’s largest event as we celebrate our 34th anniversary at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin. There will be more than 250 wines available for tasting from all over the world. In addition, see chefs in action at the Sysco Outdoor Gourmet Challenge, enjoy live entertainment and watch the fun and excitement of the waiter’s race. Also, do not forget to bid on award-winning wines at the Silent Auction, where the proceeds support the John & Valerie Curry Scholarship Fund. $65. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com/events.
Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade: David Lauderdale, senior editor and columnist for The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette, is the grand marshal for the 36th annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Cost to participate in the parade are $400 for businesses; $200 for nonprofit organizations. The parade starts at 3 p.m., Pope Avenue, south end of Hilton Head Island. www.hiltonheadireland.org or Bill Harper at 843-616-3604.
St Patrick’s Day at Coligny With Matt Brantley Band: Come see the the Matt Brantley Band. noon-3 p.m., Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6050.
“Turning the Tide” booking signing and presentation: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Sally R. Murphy for this presentation and book signing. Cost is $35 including book and presentation or $10 for presentation only. 1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
“If You Forget Me”: Lean Ensemble Theater presents “If You Forget Me” by Nora Leahy. $40 for adults; $15 for students and active-duty military. Group rates available. 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee March 24. Hilton Head Preparatory School’s Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-715-6676 or www.leanensemble.org.
Carolina Dreamers Car Club Cruise-In: No costs, no reservations, awards, 50/50 raffle, open to all automotive enthusiasts. 5-8 p.m. Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.carolinadreamers.info.
Harbour Town Spring Fest: A sidewalk sale, with Harbour Town shops offering great deals and fabulous finds; local favorite Deas Guyz in concert; nautical activities, featuring a variety of watersports, nature tours and boat rides; great dining on the harbour all day; and children activities. The Carolina Dreamers Car Club will have a selection of classic cars on display. 11a.m.-6 p.m. The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979.
Tuesday Talk: Sea Turtles: Carlos Chacon, manager of natural history at the Coastal Discovery Museum, will discuss the history and biology of the sea turtles that inhabit the Atlantic Ocean. Come learn about the status of our sea turtles and the challenges and threats they face. Reservations required. $5 per person, free for children younger than 16. 5:30-7 p.m., Port Royal Sound Foundation, 310 Okatie Highway, Okatie. 843-645-7774.
Mitchelville Blues and BBQ Dinner and Dance: Mitchelville Preservation Project will host its annual Blues and BBQ Dinner and Dance, with musical entertainment by Stee and The Ear Candy Band and the Junior Jazz Foundation. The event features a slow-cooked barbecu dinner, prepared with traditional Lowcountry recipes. $100. 6-10 p.m. University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Hilton Head Island Campus, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-7301.
Concert at the Low Country Presbyterian Church: The Sea Island Chamber Singers, sponsored by the Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, will present a concert at the Low Country Presbyterian Church. The concert, directed by First Presbyterian Church organist Charlie Frost, will feature “Symphony of Songs” by John Leavitt. Free. 3 p.m., Low Country Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton.
Savannah Children’s Choir: The Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is sponsoring a concert by the Savannah Children’s Choir. The premier choir went on tour to France last summer, performing at Notre Dame and Normandy. Free. 3 p.m., Low Country Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton.
Arum Spa Spring Social: Get your glow on at Arum Spa’s Spring Social. $20. 1-5 p.m. Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-2786.
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