Your Week Ahead on Hilton Head Island & Bluffton


Your Week Ahead:  November 15-22, 2018

Looking for something fun to do this week? Find everything that is happening around the Lowcountry in our event calendar.



2018 Public Art Exhibition: The 2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island features 20 large-scale sculptures created by artists from across the country placed along the 1-mile walking path at the Coastal Discovery Museum. The event is open during regular hours. Admission is free. Guided tours are $10 per person and are offered through the museum at 1 p.m. Friday. Reservations suggested. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or


“Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens”: “Monet to Matisse” features 30 paintings from the renowned collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. The exhibition includes landscapes, portraits, interiors, and still life by leaders of French Impressionism, and major paintings by Post-Impressionist artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Telfair Museums, 207 W York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800 or

NOV. 1-30

L. Robert Stanfield at Karis Art Gallery: This show is a multifaceted representation of a layering technique Stanfield has developed over the course of his career, including wall hangings, paintings, textured pieces, and functional art in the form of tabletops. Meet the artist 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 2. The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-5100 or

NOV. 6-DEC. 1

“Simply Southern, Recent Paintings by Margaret Crawford”: See what so many of us love about the South. “Simply Southern, Recent Paintings by Margaret Crawford” will be on exhibit at the Art League Gallery. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.

NOV. 15

“A Holiday Evening in the Village”: Music, shopping, refreshments and prizes, with a Christmas movie and cocoa for the kids. Stores will stay open late, offering special sales and welcome shoppers with a snack or beverage. 5-8 p.m. 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 

Art Start: Contemporary Spotlight: Pam Longobardi: Our youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome. Come play and learn with us. Tickets are $5 per child; members are free; $12 for adult non-members. 10:30 a.m., Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 W York Street, Savannah. 912-790-8800.

Rollers Wine & Spirits’ Lingua Franca Wine Dinner: Lingua Franca Wine Dinner with special guest master sommelier Larry Stone. $125. 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., 9 Palmetto Bay Road Store, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1200 or

NOV. 15-17

Bluffton Book Festival: The 2018 Bluffton Book Festival will once again feature a lecture series, workshops, book signings and more. The festival begins with a Pat Conroy Literary Center lecture titled “Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy” at the Bluffton library. The next day will be workshops for writers and readers, and the popular VIP Reception with the featured authors. The 2018 Reception is titled “Books, Bourbon, and Brew.” For the third day, meet and greet authors and purchase signed copies of their books; bring children to the new Kids Corner at the festival; and enjoy food and wares from local and regional vendors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Calhoun Street, Old Town Bluffton. 843-707-6409 or

NOV. 15-18

nov cal5“Music to Your Mouth: Palmetto Bluff is hosting their annual celebration of southern culinary arts. Chefs, vintners, brewers, distillers, and artisans from across the South (and the world) will be showcasing their talents in events such as Big Carol’s Big Dinner, Culinary Salon: Exploring American Chardonnay, and  Kiss the Pig--a traditional oyster roast and southern feast. Multiple ticket packages are available--purchase anything from the Whole Hog full weekend to a single event pass. Music to Your Mouth is a must-see event for anyone, whether you are a seasoned culinary connoisseur or simply someone who loves a good biscuit. For more information and tickets go to

NOV. 16

Songwriters in the Round 2018: This unique event celebrates Nashville’s prominent songwriters as they perform their music in an intimate setting while sharing an inside view of the stories that made their songs hits on the radio. Featuring a special performance from Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities students. 6:30 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.

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Taste of the Season: Kick off the holidays at the 29th annual Taste of the Season. Indulge your taste buds with epicurean food samplings from the best restaurants and eateries on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton. Shop at the silent auction for unique holiday gifts, mingle with chamber members, staff, business associates, and friends. Explore the USCB Center for Event Management and Hospitality Training campus. $65-$125. 6 p.m., USCB Hilton Head Island Hospitality Management Campus, 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island. Caitlin Lee, 

NOV. 16-18

Pedal Hilton Head Island 2018: More than a cycling event, this event includes music, nightly concerts, a beach bike race, and rides of varying lengths to support the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Coligny Plaza, 1 N. Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. or

Guild of Organists Recital: Friday evening recital of organ, piano, violin, viola and vocal music. Organist Gil Campbell, violinist and violist Rhett Meeks, violist Julie Orr, soprano Lori Maurer and tenor Chalmers Gorman will perform compositions by J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel. S. Barber, J. Massenet, D. German along with some beautiful arrangements of familiar hymn melodies. Sponsored by the Low Country Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Free. 7 p.m., 2800 Meeting St., Hilton Head Island. 843-422-0423. 

NOV. 17

Italian Festival: Celebrate Italian culture at the ninth annual festival. Eat, drink, dance and socialize at the Hilton Head Island version of the Italian-Heritage Festival in honor of the Feast of San Gennaro, hosted by the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head. $6 per person, kids age 10 and younger are free. Free parking. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 412-897-1148 or

Volunteers in Medicine 25th Anniversary Gala silent auction: VIM’s mission and vision statement are living realities that testifies to VIM’s embodiment of the Circle of Caring. The gala is sold out but all are invited to bid in the silent auction at this event celebrating the heart and soul of Volunteers in Medicine. Tickets are $200. 6-10:30 p.m., Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6612.

Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters Reinterpretation Community Day: Explore the unveiling of new interpretive exhibits at the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters. The product of years of research, new interpretive and hands-on exhibits will tell the full story of the free and enslaved people who lived and worked on the site in the early 19th century. Free. 1-4 p.m., Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, 124 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-790-8800.

NOV. 17, 24

Savannah Harbor’s 18th Annual Gingerbread Competition: The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa and Savannah Harbor Foundation have opened registration for the 18th annual Gingerbread Competition. This celebrated annual culinary design competition includes adult, teen, youth and student divisions, and is open for anyone to participate. Cash prizes of up to $1,000 are awarded to the top three competitors in each category, in addition to the acclaim provided to gingerbread champions. Judging will take place Nov. 17. All entries will be displayed Nov. 24 during a grand reveal as part of the annual Boat Parade of Lights. To register, go to

NOV. 17, DEC. 8

Palmetto Bluff artists exhibit: November’s show will coincide with “Music to Your Mouth,” Palmetto Bluff’s annual showcase of food, music and beverages. The December show will feature small works for the holidays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Palmetto Bluff Gallery, 64B Boathouse St., Wilson Village, Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton. 708-362-0351 or

NOV. 22

Turkey trot: 5K Gobble, 5-mile Gobble, and Fun Walk Gobble. $35. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Dockside on Skull Creek, 397 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or

20th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner: The event is sponsored by St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks. Celebrate the meaning of Thanksgiving with a community dinner with turkey, dressing and all the trimmings, served family style.  Everyone is welcome. Free. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hudson's Seafood House On The Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-505-1370 or




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