Beaufort ~ 11th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival

 

The Beaufort Film Society is pleased to present the 11th annual Beaufort International Film Festival February 15 – 19, 2017. Our 2016 festival welcomed nearly 12,500 film lovers to Beaufort for 4 fun filled days of movie watching and star gazing all with the beautiful backdrop of the marshes of the Carolina Sea Islands. This year we are adding a day to the festival, making BIFF a 5 day event. Come experience what has been called by many as the “best little film festival in the southeast.”

All events take place at University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) Center for the Arts. Visit www.beaufortfilmfestival.com for a complete schedule of events, tickets and much, much more.

Okatie ~ Port Royal Sound Maritime Center Creature Feeding Frenzy

 

Join Port Royal Sound Maritime Center every Saturday at 2 pm for Creature Feeding Frenzy! Learn about the Maritime residents, the importance of protecting our Lowcountry wildlife, our waterways and feed some fishes while you’re at it. Lots of fun for the entire family and a great learning experience.

 

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Beaufort ~ The American Revolution & European Wars of 1688 – 1815

In 1688 Europe was drawn into a series of wars that would not end until the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.  The wars were about maintaining the balance of power in Europe and alliances shifted with every war—the only constant being that the English and French were always on the opposite side. The wars were global in scope as they were fought on the continent of Europe as well as other areas in the world where Europeans had interests: North America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.  This program will examine the War for American Independence in its worldly context as one of the wars in this series of conflicts—the only war the British clearly lost.

 

Advanced registration strongly suggested. www.santa-elena.org

Beaufort ~ St. Helena Anglican Church Oyster Roast

 

This fun-filled, parish-wide, family event takes place every February. The admission price includes the donation of a new package of underwear, which is donated to numerous agencies within our community.

Questions? Contact Debbie Ten Eyck at (843) 522-1712, ext. 203, or email her at dteneyck@sthelenas1712.org.

Bluffton ~ Rotary Club of Bluffton Oyster Roast

 

The Rotary Club of Bluffton will hold its annual Oyster Roast from 5 to 8 p.m. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. The community is invited for a unique evening on the banks of the May River to enjoy succulent local oysters, live music, good company and a bonfire. The ticket price covers all-you-can-eat, freshly harvested May River oysters. Guests can also enjoy chili, hot dogs, French fries and brats. Soda, beer and wine will be available for an additional cost. Advance tickets are $30 per person, $35 day of the event. For tickets, Bluffton Oyster Company – 63 Wharf Street, Heuser Ace Hardware at Buckwalter Place, call 843-815-2277 or visit blufftonrotary.org.

Bluffton ~ May River Theater’s Boeing Boeing

It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms.

For tickets and more information visit www.mayrivertheater.com

Hilton Head ~ Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: Leading Ladies

Set in the 1950s, Leading Ladies focuses on two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find their careers in a serious rut. They are currently performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to two long lost English nephews, the actors resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. Hilarity ensues when it turns out the relatives are actually nieces and not nephews. Jack and Leo are not above passing themselves off as two English women to cash in on the would-be inheritance. Things get even more complicated when Leo falls madly in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Disastrous decisions make this upended comedy completely hilarious. Written by Ken Ludwig who also penned the wildly entertaining Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You, and Moon over Buffalo.

Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 pm; Sundays at 2 pm; no performances on Mondays.