Arts events

Christopher Berg, Classical Guitar and Lute: Fripp Island Friends of Music presents a long awaited performance of classical guitar by award winning Christopher Berg who brings his heralded virtuosity to Fripp on Sunday, February 24 at 5 p.m. at the Fripp Island Community Center 205 Tarpon Boulevard, Fripp Island, SC 29920. 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 artist at an included catered event following the performance. Information, call 843-838-6655 or visit www.islc.net/friendsofmusic.


“Artscapade,” an evening of art auctions, wine tastings, fun and friendship at USCB in downtown Beaufort, will raise money for competitive grants to public school teachers across northern Beaufort County. The Northern Beaufort County Public Education Foundation’s event will be held today, Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6-8:30 p.m. at USCB’s Center for the Arts on Carteret Street. “We have artwork to be auctioned off starting at $50, everything from small watercolors to larger oils and also sculptures, textile art, photography, jewelry and other beautiful original work by local artists,” said Jim Grimsley, chairman of the Northern Beaufort County Public Education Foundation. Tickets are $15 per person and are available this week at USCB Box Office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and at Bay Street Gallery, 719 Bay Street. Tickets also will be sold at the door.


Greg Rawls’ “Kiln-Fire” Sale is the week of February 25-March 2, closing his two month “Reflected Awesomeness” show in the gallery at ARTworks. Most glass art is half-price that week only, browse Tuesday-Saturday and special events. Then, join us Friday, March 1, 6-8 p.m. for a reception with Greg Rawls and dare devil performance artists — expect a very hot surprise around 8 p.m.! Free and open to the pubic. ARTworks is located at 2127 Boundary Street Beaufort 29902,  www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org, 843-379-2787.


• On behalf of the Burton-Dale-Beaufort Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the community is invited to attend the first Malcolm X Lecture. The lecture will feature J. Herman Blake, PhD, distinguished professor of the Medical University of South Carolina and his research about the life and work of Malcolm X. The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 6:30 p.m. at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort, Building 12, main auditorium.  The focus of the lecture is to educate the public about Malcolm X’s contributions to the accomplishments and gains of Africans and African Americans. This event is open and free to the public. For more information, please call Darryl T. Murphy at 843-271-0376 or Oadejola Olatunji at 843-441-0414.

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