Your Week Ahead on Hilton Head Island & Bluffton

Your Week Ahead:  

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

MAY 4-29

In the Heights: Featuring an exhilarating score by Lin Manuel-Miranda, this fresh and revolutionary musical combines Latin rhythms and dance to tell a captivating story about what it means to chase your dreams as you cling to your roots and celebrate the community from which you grew. Suitable for all ages. Cost is $61 for adults, $56 for children. Times vary. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or artshhi.com.

MAY 12, 19

ADULT PLUFF MUDDER CAMP: Learn about the Lowcountry during this naturalist-led program geared towards adults who are new to the Beaufort area or are interested in gaining a more in-depth knowledge of its natural resources. This four-day program will teach you about the land, water, and animals of the Port Royal Sound. Must be 18+ to participate. Cost is $250. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Port Royal Sound Foundation, 310 Okatie Highway, Okatie. 843-645-7774 or portroyalsoundfoundation.org.

MAY 12

BJVIM Bourbon & Bubbly Event: Join this magical evening of bourbon and champagne tastings, a four-course dinner and musical entertainment to benefit Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine (BJVIM). Tickets are $150 each, $1,000 for a table of eight. 6-10 p.m., Hewitt Oaks, 205 Stillwell Road, Bluffton. 843-706-7090 or bjvim.org.

MAY 12-15

Beaufort Charities Invitational Golf Tournament: Join this Invitational Golf Tournament on Fripp Island to raise funds for local need organizations in Beaufort County. Ticket prices and times vary. Ocean Point Golf Links, 250 Ocean Point Drive, St. Helena Island. beaufortcharities.org.

MAY 13

Hilton Head Choral Society: “For We Wish You Music”: The Hilton Head Choral Society will celebrate its 45th season and the 20th year with Artistic Director Tim Reynolds in a special concert. Tickets are $15-$40. 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3818 or hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.

MAY 13-14

Noel Freidline and Maria Howell at the Jazz Corner: $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.

MAY 14

Bilingual Tours at Morris Center: Learn about the history, art and culture of the Lowcountry with tours offered in English and Spanish. Free. 10 a.m., 2 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

Heritage Academy’s Community Yard Sale: Join this community yard sale in the Heritage Academy parking lot. Free entry, $50 per parking spot to sell items. 7 a.m.-12 p.m., Heritage Academy, 11 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8600 or heritageacademy.org. 

May Day 5K: Run or walk in this family-friendly 5K to support the Lowcountry Alliance for Healthy Youth (LCAHY). Cost is $20-$30. 8-10 a.m., Bluffton High School, 12 H.E. McCracken Circle, Bluffton. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningco.com.

Salty Dog’s 35th Birthday Bash: Celebrate 35 years of making memories on the waterfront featuring live music, Lowcountry Boil and lots of cake. Free. 12 p.m., Salty Dog Cafe, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or saltydog.com.

Second Annual All Corvette Show: The second annual Corvette Show proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Area 8 locally. Come out and see the beautiful Corvettes presented by Corvette Club of Hilton Head and Reichenbach Chevrolet. Rain date is May 15. Free entry. To display your Corvette, register for $20. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Reichenbach Chevrolet, 10 University Parkway, Hardeeville. 843-715-1622 or corvettesofhh.com.

MAY 15

Listen on the Lawn: Join this fun-filled summer concert series fundraiser featuring Gwen Yvette. Bring your lawn chair, a summer supper or snack, and your beverage of choice as we enjoy a nice summer evening of great music, fun, and dancing. Cost is $10. 6 p.m., USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. 843-521-4145 or centerforthearts.com.

MAY 15-16

Flower Moon Full Moon Cruise: Enjoy celestial snacks and lunar libations aboard the Salty Dog’s 63-foot catamaran. Ages 21 and over. Cost is $36. 7:30 p.m., Salty Dog Cafe, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2233 or saltydog.com.

MAY 16

Full Moon Shore Explore: Discover the Sea Pines beaches under a full moon. Search for ghost crabs and other sea creatures scurrying throughout the dunes and surf system. Reservations required. Cost is $16 for adults, $12 for children. 8:30-9:30 p.m., Sea Pines Beach Club, 87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3333 or seapines.com.

Leanne Morgan: “The Big Panty Tour”: Leanne Morgan's relatable comedy style combines infinite southern charm and hilarious storytelling about her life, her kids, her husband, and more. Cost is $62. 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or artshhi.com.

Pork in the Parking Lot: A member appreciation luncheon, catered by One Hot Mama’s, hosted by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. Please register. Free. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 1 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org.

MAY 16-20

Small Business Week: Join the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and celebrate the local businesses who are the backbone of our community. Free. Various times and locations. 843-785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org.

MAY 17

Small Business Week Seminar: Do you have job openings? You’re not alone. Join presenter Scott Beebe for a workshop all about how you can find, hire, and keep talent in your field. Cost is $10 for Chamber members, $15 for guests. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, 1 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3673 or hiltonheadchamber.org.

Virtually Speaking: “WWI and SC Home Front”: From Camp Jackson to the Spanish Flu, learn about the role South Carolinians played in WWI with historian Dr. Fritz Hamer. Free. 5 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.

Free Concert: “The Versatile Jazz Band”: The Lowcountry Jazz Band presents a free concert featuring jazz band favorites and classics. Free. 7:30 p.m., Lowcountry Presbyterian Church, 10 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton. ollilccb.com.

Lecture Series: “Paradise: Memories of Hilton Head in the Early Days”: Nelle and Ora Smith will give an Author Book Talk about the early days of Hilton Head. Listen, laugh, and learn with these two indomitable ladies of the Lowcountry. Registration required. Free. 2 p.m., St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena Island.

Wilson Week: It’s Wilson Week at the PGA TOUR Superstore. Sign up for a fitting to be entered to win an inside-the-ropes experience at a future PGA TOUR. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday. PGA TOUR Superstore, 1129 Fording Island Road, Bluffton. 843-837-4653 or pgatoursuperstore.com.

Wine Dinner with Martin Ray Winery: Experience five luxurious courses and four wines from Martin Ray Winery. Cost is $110. 6-9 p.m., Lowcountry Fresh Market & Cafe, 303 Bleecker Street South, Bluffton. 843-815-2780 or lowcountryfresh.com.

MAY 20

Feast of the Fishes Demonstration: Learn how to prepare and serve local fish from whole to filet at home from Chef Modou. Cost is $60. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Lowcountry Fresh Market & Cafe, 303 Bleecker Street South, Bluffton. 843-815-2780 or lowcountryfresh.com.

MAY 20-22

One Act Play: “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea”: Join the May River Theatre Company for a one-act play written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Skylah Sturgis. Cost is $15. 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday. May River Theatre, 20 Bridge Street, Bluffton. 843-815-5581 or mayrivertheatre.com.

MAY 26

Lowcountry Fresh First Birthday: Celebrate Lowcountry Fresh Market & Cafe for a first birthday celebration, featuring birthday cake, door prizes, food demonstrations and more. Free. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lowcountry Fresh Market & Cafe, 303 Bleecker Street South, Bluffton. 843-815-2780 or lowcountryfresh.com.

THROUGH MAY 29

Exhibit: “Lowcountry Landscapes”: An exhibit of work by artist Letty Husson featuring Lowcountry landscapes. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays. SOBA Gallery, 6 Church Street, Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or sobagallery.com.

 

MONDAYS

INDIGO TIE DYE: Learn how indigo dye is made from a plant and use it to create a tie dye t-shirt to take home. All supplies are provided. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children. 3-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.

MONDAYS

VIRTUAL KID’S STORY TIME: Listen to Rebecca read family favorites about the Lowcountry’s natural and cultural history on the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Facebook page. 10:30 a.m. Watch on Facebook Live at @coastaldiscoverymuseum. 843- 689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS

MEMORY MATTERS: “VIRTUAL COMPASS CLASSES”: An online program designed for adults experiencing mild to moderate cognitive impairment. Compass provides curriculum-based activities, physical exercise, relaxation techniques, life-long learning, small group discussions and socialization. Cost is $400 per month. 10 a.m., 1 p.m. 843-842-6688 or mymemorymatters.org.

TUESDAYS

HILTON HEAD ISLAND FARMERS MARKET: Support our local farmers and producers and take home fresh produce, pasture-raised chicken, free range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, sausage, cookies, bread, she crab soup and more. Entrance and parking are free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum. 70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island. 843-473-5231 or hhifarmersmarket.com.

TUESDAYS

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT CORKS: Show up and show off your talent during this open mic night, every Tuesday night at Corks Bluffton. 7-10 p.m., Corks Wine Bar and Restaurant, 14 Promenade Street, Bluffton. 843-815-5168 or corkswinecobluffton. com.

TUESDAYS

PARTY IN THE PARK: Enjoy the beautiful new Lowcountry Celebration Park with a family happy hour, including live music, bounce houses and beverages. Free entry. 5:30-8 p.m., Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.

TUESDAYS

ZION CEMETERY AND BAYNARD MAUSOLEUM COSTUMED CEMETERY TOUR: Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and learn about the blood skirmish fought just a few steps away. $15 Adult/$10 Child, 10:30 a.m., Corner of U.S. 278 & Matthews Dr, Hilton Head Island. Reservations required- 843- 686-6560 or 6560 or heritagelib.org.

THURSDAYS

CIVIL WAR ERA: Hilton Head Island was home to thousands of Union soldiers during the Civil War. Join this presentation featuring maps and historic photos of this time on Hilton Head from 1861-1865. Reservations required. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children. 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. or coastaldiscovery.org.

THURSDAYS

DUELING PIANOS SHOW: The only Dueling Pianos Show on Hilton Head Island takes place each Thursday night on the Rooftop Bar. 8-11 p.m., Rooftop Bar at Poseidon, 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3838 or therooftophhi.com.

THURSDAYS

FARMERS MARKET OF BLUFFTON: Meet local farmers, chefs and artisans every Thursday on Boundary Street. Buy a fresh assortment of strawberries, produce, beets, potatoes and more. Also, hear local, live entertainment and educational lectures. Noon-5 p.m., Martin Family Park, 68 Boundary Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or farmersmarketbluffton.org.

THURSDAYS

HISTORIC FORT MITCHEL TOURS: Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS

SIT AND STITCH: Enjoy knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hook practice as Needlepoint Junction stays open late. All levels welcome. Outside food and drink permitted. Free. Virtual Thursdays 3 p.m.; In-person Fridays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Needlepoint Junction, Suite J-7-E, Village at Wexford, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8488 or needlepointjunctionhhi.com.

FRIDAYS

SIT AND STITCH: Practice needlepoint every Friday during this casual sit and stitch event. All levels welcome. Free. 10 a.m., Needlepoint Junction, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 6134, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8488 or shopneedlepointjunction.com.

SATURDAYS

MARINA MORNINGS: OUTDOOR YOGA: Practice yoga on the pavilion at Shelter Cove, with draft kombucha to follow. All levels welcome. Cost is $20. 8 a.m., Pure Salt Studios, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-707-7027 or puresaltstudios.com.

DAILY EVENTS

ALLIGATOR AND WILDLIFE BOAT TOUR: Alligator & Wildlife Boat Tour with H2O Sports in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Get an up-close view of indigenous plant and animal life, including the American alligator, on a one-hour guided boat tour. Reservations are required, 843-671-4386 or h2osports.com.

CURBSIDE CRAFTS TO-GO: Children and adults can order a variety of craft activities pre-assembled and ready to enjoy at your home or villa. Book online. Cost is $12-$20. Sea Pines Resort Fitness and Recreation Department, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 122, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or seapines.com.

TRAIL RIDES THROUGH THE SEA PINES FOREST PRESERVE WITH LAWTON STABLES: Trail Rides through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve with Lawton Stables. Meander through the preserve on horseback for the true feel of the untouched Lowcountry. Trail riders must be at least 8 years old. Reservations are required. 843-671-2586 lawtonstables.com.

PICKLEBALL AT PALMETTO DUNES: Learn how to play Pickleball with daily clinics and round robins at the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center in Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Courts and equipment are available to rent. Reservations recommended. palmettodunes.com

THE HARBOUR TOWN LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM: Explore Hilton Head Island’s rich history and learn the story behind its famous lighthouse in a unique, museum-like setting. Admission is $4.25/person, complimentary for children ages 5 and younger. 149 Lighthouse Rd. 843-671-2810 or harbourtownlighthouse.com.