Arts Events

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.


• The Beaufort Women’s Center announces a free screening of “October Baby” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at Community Bible Church, 638 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort, SC 29906. The public is invited to come and bring friends to this event. This movie event is in preparation for Shari Rigby, Pro Life Speaker and Actress of “October Baby” who will be the keynote speaker for the Beaufort Women’s Center’s 2013 Fundraising Banquet on March 15. The annual banquet has been the primary source of donations for the Beaufort Women’s Center, which is a crisis pregnancy center that assists women of the Lowcountry when they have an unplanned pregnancy. Under the direction of the new Executive Director, Dr. Christopher Gustafson, this year’s goal for donations is $100,000 to fund hiring additional staff and provide more free pregnancy tests, STD testing and ultrasounds to their clients. The Beaufort Women’s Center located in the Belleview Business Park at 21A Marshellen Drive in Beaufort, SC and can be reached at 843-525-0300.


• Pianist Arthur Tollefson will return to join the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra for “Bavarian Bastions” in a performance of Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto at the USCB Center for the Arts on Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday Matinee, March 3, at 3 p.m. He and Music Director Federick Devyatkin have formed a close bond over the past decade, delighting concertgoers, while interpreting music for piano and orchestra together with the orchestra.  In addition to the concerto, the orchestra will perform Brahms’ Symphony #2. Tickets are $37.50 for Thursday evening and Sunday matinee. Youth through high school, $5. For ticketing, call 800-595-4TIX (4849) or visit www.beaufortorchestra.org.


• On Thursday, Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m., Natalie Daise will perform a soulful tribute to the Civil Rights Movement at Penn Center’s Darrah Hall. “Miss Natalie” is recognizable from “Gullah Gullah Island” on Nick, Jr., the mother who liked to sing and smile. Tickets are $25 for adult, $10 for student and include museum entry and refreshments. For  more information, contact Penn Center 843-838-2432.


• The Parish Church of St. Helena, 505 Church Street, downtown, Beaufort, is hosting a performance by Les Petits Chanteurs de Nogent-sur-Marne in the church at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5. The performance is free and open to the public. Les Petits Chanteurs de Nogent-sur-Marne is a choir of 20 passionate young men from 8-20 years old and is conducted by François Olivier. The choir’s repertoire includes works of Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Schubert, as well as French folk tunes. CDs recorded in June 2012 will be available for purchase. A free-will offering will be accepted. For more information, contact Pat Gould at 522-1712, ext. 214. Since 1953, the Little Singers of Nogent-sur-Marne, also known as the Sparrows Val-de-Marne, from France and travel the world singing. The Little Singers of Nogent remain one of the few children’s choirs in France composed of only young men. It offers its singers aged 7-20 years a unique project through singing, group life and tours in France and abroad.

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