FEATURED EVENT

AUG. 11 AND 12

HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH: 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 and 12, Family Circle Cup Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island, SC. Shows at 7 p.m., Doors open at 6 p.m. It’s time once again for Hootie’s Homegrown concert! Every year this awesome two-day concert at the Family Circle Cup Stadium draws a huge crowd, and kicks off the fall to a great start. Bring donations for Hootie’s Back to School Roundup. Visit www.danielisland.com for tickets and more information.

Sway of the SirenLaurie McCall’s “Sway of the Siren”
“Sway of the Siren” is a Lowcountry blend of Gullah/Geechee culture and language that only someone who has spent many years in coastal South Carolina could achieve. In this first novel, when the body of a white woman who appears to have been beaten to death is discovered in the middle of a sweet potato patch, fear and suspicion grip Goethe Island. This fictional untouched Gullah community off the coast of Beaufort bears a strong resemblance to Daufuskie. The cause of Maya Indigo’s death remains a mystery until the end, as those closest to the dead woman recount their connection to her.

Take a Chance on This

Now through August 6, audiences at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina are having the time of their life. Theatregoers who have seen Mamma Mia at the venue near Shelter Cove on Hilton Head Island are leaving the theater humming, smiling, singing and some are even dancing.

This sun-drenched tale of romance, friendship and identity unfolds on a Greek Island paradise. Soon to be married, a young girl vows find out who her father is. Her quest to discover her true identity brings three men from her mother’s past to the island they first visited 20 years ago. The colorful story moves and grooves along with some of ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queens,” “Money, Money, Money,” “SOS,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and “Thank You for the Music.”

saluteshore

Salute from the Shore to Feature ‘Air Parade’ of F-16s and Other Military Aircraft Flyover of South Carolina’s Coast on July Fourth. South Carolina’s 4th of July Tradition.

Salute from the Shore, a 501(c)3 organization, was founded in 2010 by patriotic South Carolinians to honor our armed forces on Independence Day. Every year on July Fourth, hundreds of thousands of people gather on the beaches of South Carolina in patriotic attire to wave the red, white and blue and to demonstrate their gratitude to America’s finest for their bravery and commitment to protecting our freedom.

Little WomenMay River Theatre brings the classic story of the March sisters to life in “Little Women: The Musical,” taking the stage July 21-23 and 28-30 and Aug. 4-6.

Based on the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott, the musical version opened on Broadway in 2005. A family drama full of joy, love and grief, “Little Women” celebrates strength of character over wealth. As they grow from girls to women in New England, four sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March — struggle with gender constraints, true love, work and domesticity. These issues are as important for many women today as they were in the Civil War era.

Amos HummellA FUN SLICE OF ISLAND LIFE

Before he was recognized as an eclectic local artist, Amos Hummell was better known as a bartender on Hilton Head Island for two decades. His art was noted in the perfect dry martini, piña colada or whisky sour.

Now, he has revisited some of his more interesting bar experiences with a colorful twist in his latest body of work, "5 O'Clock Somewhere.” It will be showcased July 6-26 at the Art League of Hilton Head’s gallery in Shelter Cove. An opening reception will be held, appropriately, from 5 to 7 p.m. July 12.