Around Town

JAZZ EVENINGOct. 26  

The Lavon Stevens Band will take the stage to benefit Heroes of the Lowcountry at the nonprofit group’s annual dinner-dance gala Oct. 26. Attendees will enjoy a Lowcountry dinner prepared on site by local chef George Washington as well as dancing, a silent auction and a raffle. 

The gala will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island, 151 Gumtree Road, Hilton Head Island. 

VEGFESTCANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! To promote compassion for all living creatures and a healthy planet, the Palmetto Plant Eaters Club is hosting its fourth vegan festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Shelter Cove Community Park. VegFest will feature food and merchandise venders, music, giveaways, raffles and more. 

Oct. 17-20 & 24-27  

LEAN ENSEMBLE

Lean Ensemble Theater launches its boldest season yet with Stephen Karam’s award-winning “The Humans.” This 2016 Tony Award and Drama Desk Winner for Best Play is an intimate look at Thanksgiving dinner with a modern American family — a glimpse that is searingly funny and painfully troubled. 

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Oct. 13

LATIN FESTIVAL: The 8th annual Estrella Jalisco Latin Music Fest returns to Shelter Cove Community Park. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., this festival highlights, honors, and celebrates the beautiful Latino culture that surrounds us in the Lowcountry through music, dance, and authentic food from Spanish-speaking countries. 

shrimpfestThe second annual Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival has expanded to two days this year and will be held Sept. 20-21 in Harbour Town in Sea Pines. Sponsored by The Sea Pines Resort, the event kicks off with a focus on craft brews as more than 12 local and regional breweries pour samples for attendees ages 21 and older. The next day, the spotlight is on food and family fun: Sample shrimp served up by local restaurants, enjoy live music by Cranford Hollow and let the kids run wild in the kids’ zone.

HILTON HEAD PREP STUDENTS TAKE THE STAGE IN INAUGURAL SHOWCASE

FALL SPECTACULARPatti Maurer, Hilton Head Preparatory School’s new artistic director, wanted to kick the new year off with a bang by starting a new Prep tradition: the “Fall Spectacular,” a cabaret-style revue featuring Prep students acting, dancing, singing and performing in the band and orchestra.

“For my first production at Hilton Head Prep, I wanted to provide an opportunity for a variety of talented actors, dancers, musicians and vocal students to be involved,” Maurer said.

Inmate Art ShowVOLUNTEER-RUN ART PROGRAM IS CHANGING THE LIVES OF ALLENDALE INMATES

 

When the Art League of Hilton Head hosts its newest exhibit, Transcendence, this month, the featured artists won’t be attending the opening reception on Aug. 7. But it’s not because they don’t want to be there.

They are, literally, otherwise detained — as inmates at Allendale Correctional Institution.

THROUGH AUG. 4

“Legally Blonde: The Musical”: A fun and award-winning musical based on the movie “Legally Blonde” traces the challenges faced by a young female lawyer. Shows are 8 p.m. through Aug. 4; tickets are $50 for adults and $37 for children ages 5-15. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 206, or www.artshhi.com.