Around Town

NutcrackerCelebrate the start of the holiday season with the familiar characters from “The Nutcracker,” presented Nov. 9-18 by Hilton Head Dance Theatre.

The Tchaikovsky ballet follows a young girl who is given a magical nutcracker as a Christmas gift. She and the Nutcracker Prince battle the Mouse King before setting out to the Land of Sweets.

Sculpture profiles2

Artist Matthias Neumman used more than 100 pieces of two-by-four to create his “Basics #26,” on display at the 2018 Public Art Exhibition at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.

The work is meant to be experienced as “an abstract sculptural gesture as well as a usable and interactive spatial environment,” he said.

Hilton Head EntertainmentSince 1987, life has been one big party for Cherie Perigo. That’s the year she founded Hilton Head Entertainment, representing entertainment throughout the Lowcountry and planning special events — from intimate beach weddings to high-profile governor’s inaugurations.

polotourPlayers and ponies will take to the field Oct. 28 when Rose Hill Plantations hosts the 25th annual Polo for Charity tournament, a perfect Lowcountry afternoon of polo, tailgating and divot stomping.

Some of the best ponies and players from throughout the Southeast will gather in Bluffton for an enjoyable day of play. Bring a picnic, your best hat and comfortable shoes for an afternoon of world-class polo, plus a competition for the best tailgating setup and family-friendly fun.

LAD Pretty DarnIt’s pretty darn hard to believe that the musicians of Pretty Darn met just a couple of years ago. The duo has performed around the Lowcountry for almost two years, but their bond on stage seems to have been years in the making.

Raised in Philadelphia by a music-driven family, Kyle Wareham started learning to play at the age of 5. Nick Poulin, a native Hilton Head Islander, also grew up surrounded by music, often performing at open mic nights and at his church.

Oct. 14 

LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the seventh annual Jalisco Estrella Beer Latin music festival will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at Shelter Cove Community Park. Come and celebrate the music, food and dances representing the many Latin American countries that are represented in the Lowcountry. Live music and salsa dancing make this a guaranteed good time.

PUBLIC ART

New sculptures — some as tall as 20 feet and weighing 600 pounds — have been installed beside centuries-old live oaks and the camellia garden and in open fields at the Coastal Discovery Museum.

 is a biennial exhibition hosted by the Public Art Fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. It features 20 large-scale sculptures created by artists from around the country. Nineteen sculptures are at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, and one is at Hilton Head Island Airport. Exhibition hours coincide with the hours at the museum and the airport and the sculptures will be on display until Jan. 31.

Seafood Festival BlufftonThe 14th annual Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival will be held Oct. 13-21 in Old Town Bluffton, on the banks of the May River. The weeklong event showcases locally harvested seafood and delicious Lowcountry cuisine, as well as the town’s history, culture and art.

The week’s activities include paddle boarding, a Chalk the Walk sidewalk art contest, tours of Heyward House, children’s fishing tournament, boat parade and more.