De ArtsDe Arts Ob We People Annual Art Exhibition and Sale is one of the largest displays of original work by emerging and leading artists representing the life of Gullah people on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding community.

The Opening Party from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 31 is the first opportunity for patrons and friends to see the works.

GROUP’S MUSIC SHARES GULLAH HISTORY AND CULTURE

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Marlena Smalls and The Hallelujah Singers have preserved the Gullah culture through uniquely crafted entertainment and storytelling.

Through Feb. 10  

“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, as well as major paintings by post-Impressionist artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Telfair Museums, 207 W York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800 or www.telfair.org.

ST. ANDREW BY-THE-SEA’S FALL FESTIVAL IS PART OF A LONG TRADITION OF GIVING BACK.

ST Andrews editedIt’s a good time to turn 50, it seems: From the RBC Heritage golf tournament to Palmetto Dunes, many island institutions are marking the milestone. But one is celebrating a little bit more quietly, marking its half of a century with the same selfless drive to help others and enrich the community as it has exhibited for the past 50 years.

Automotive Film festivalThe bond between drivers and their cars inspires the Vintage Auto Film Exhibition Nov. 1 at Coligny plaza.

The evening begins with a red-carpet reception with light appetizers and cocktails from 6-7 p.m., giving visitors opportunity to enjoy the rare and vintage automobiles on display. At 7 p.m., the curtain goes up on a short film directed by the festival’s founder, Guy Smith. “Running with Pop” showcases the 1967 Camaro which served as the unofficial “mascot” of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance during its early years.

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.