Your Week Ahead: June 14 - June 20
Looking for something fun to do this week? Find everything that is happening around the Lowcountry in our event calendar.
The Wizard of Oz is a musical originally commissioned by the St. Louis Municipal Opera based on the novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, and using the film’s songs by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.
Debuting as Director is Dan Brown who performed in many MSYT productions. Musical Director is Philip Paluszak who has a magnificent music background is coming to MSYT as a guest artist. And rounding out the crew, Jodi Layman, who has a long association with MSYT, will choreograph.
Lowcountry Critters with Joe Maffo: The Coastal Discovery Museum will host “Lowcountry Critters with Joe Maffo” every Wednesday and Friday in June, July and August from 10 am until 2 pm. This casual “Meet and Greet” will help participants learn more about the alligators, snakes, turtles and other critters that share Hilton Head Island with us. Joe Maffo with Critter Management will bring along some of his “friends” to share with everyone. Participants will have a chance to get an up-close view of the various animals, learn more about them, and take lots of photos. There will be no formal presentation; visitors can stop by various stations to meet the different types of animals on site. Cost is adult $10, child $5 (6-12), under 5 are free. No reservations for this program, just drop in and see! The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.
When the days are long and summer is close, it’s time to hit the harbours and enjoy the festivities that make being on the island so fun and inviting for so many! Fireworks, singing along with Gregg Russell by the old oak tree or Shannon Tanner and the kids with their spinning hats. Or what about the kazoo sing along at Coligny Plaza? Food from some amazing local vendors and nearby restaurants mean mom and dad don’t have to worry about dinner! Just take the time, relax, enjoy a night outdoors with the family, pretend to be a tourist. Take a night (or 10) this summer and have some good family fun!
2017 Ride of Silence: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, Street Meet parking lot in Port Royal Plaza, 95 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. The Hilton Head Island annual Ride of Silence honors those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. The ride is a silent procession, sponsored locally by Kickin’ Asphalt Bicycle Club and is part of an international observance. This year’s ride has special meaning because of the 11 cyclists who were killed in Beaufort County last year. To participate, arrive with a bicycle, helmet (mandatory), lights (recommended) and black armband. There will be a ceremony, sign-in and safety briefing between 6:30 and 7 p.m. The first 50 riders to register will receive a free gift. The 9-mile police escorted ride rolls out promptly at 7 p.m. while a member of the Savannah Pipes and Drums plays “Amazing Grace.” Visit www.kickinasphalt.info for more details.
“Sister Act” — the musical comedy hit based on the hit 1992 film — has had audiences jumping to their feet. Featuring original music by Tony Award winner and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (“Newsies,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Little Shop of Horrors”), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island will host the 21st annual Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. The event will take place rain or shine.