Arts Events

• Calligraphy I Introduction with Natasha Lawrence on Saturday, January 26, noon to 3 p.m. at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. $50 includes all materials. Learn the practical art of calligraphy to address wedding invitations or greeting cards, write in journals, make gift tags and personal correspondence. All materials are included. Natasha Lawrence is a professional calligrapher to the Historic Charleston Foundation and instructor at the Charleston Museum. 843-379-2787, 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort, www.artworksinbeaufort.org, @artseensc.

• Auditions will be held at the USCB Center for the Arts for “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” by Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman on January 9 at 7 p.m. The production — which is a series of comic monologues and short group pieces — will be directed by Gail Westerfield. Roles are available for five (or more) women. All levels of acting experience (or inexperience) are encouraged to audition. Please bring a current photo and an acting resume, if you have one. The production will run March 7-9, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit CODA. For more information, call 843 521-4145 or e-mail e.gail.w@gmail.com.

• Roles are available for five male and four female actors for Michael Frayn’s award-winning farce, “Noises Off!”  Auditions will be held at the USCB Center for the Arts on January 10 at 7 p.m. The production, which will be directed by Gail Westerfield, will run April 5 -7 and 12-14. All levels of acting experience are encouraged to audition, but you must be able to execute fairly intense physical comedy and a passable British standard accent. Two roles also require a Cockney accent. Dialect coaching will be available during the rehearsal period, but please come prepared to give it your best shot. Please bring a current photo and an acting resume, if you have one. For more information, call 843 521-4145 or e-mail e.gail.w@gmail.com.

• Gloria Dalvini will be Beaufort Art Association Gallery’s featured artist through February 16.  A reception to meet the artist will be Friday evening, January 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery 913 Bay Street. For many years Gloria has been exploring and painting the area, always looking for new images and interpretations of the familiar. Gloria’s new series of paintings “Southern Scenes,” captures homes and other subjects that convey the feeling of the Lowcountry. Working in oils, she prefers to paint plein air where she is fascinated with the relationship between architecture and nature.

• Author and award-winning mentor, Rhonda G. Mincey, will sign copies of her book, “A Girl’s Guide to Becoming Great,” on Saturday, January 12, 3pm, at the Beaufort Boys & Girls Club. “A Girl’s Guide to Becoming Great” is for girls ages 11-19. Using real-life scenarios and thought-provoking quotes and poems, the book is written to help girls reach their full potential both educationally and professionally. The book signing event, “An Afternoon of Inspiration, Information, and Entertainment” will highlight the talents of young poets, praise dancers, and musicians, including the Beaufort Symphony. The event is free. RSVP by calling the 843 986-5437. • Fripp Island Friends of Music presents an innovative performance of classical music with a Spanish flair. Alfonso Lopez and Michelle Tabor bring their heralded artistry to Fripp for the very first time. Sunday, January 27.  Performance at 5 pm at the Fripp Island Community Center. Tickets at the door: Adults $25 per person/$10 for students. All attendees receive an entry pass at the Fripp Gate and are invited to join the artists at an included catered event following the performance. For more nformation, call 843-838-6655 or visit www.islc.net/friendsofmusic.

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