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Friends of Fripp Island Music will close its 29th season with a winner: Dala. Winner of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Dala has released five albums and toured across North America. Darlings of the Canadian music scene, Dala is poised to bring their fresh brand of acoustic pop music to the world. The group will perform Sunday, March 24 at 5 p.m. at the Fripp Island Community Center, 205 Tarpon Boulevard, Fripp Island. Tickets: 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, call 843-838-665 or visit www.islc.net/friendsofmusic.

• In honor of Women’s History Month, Penn Center will feature “We Be Women Artists & Authors” series with nine artists and seven authors of the Lowcountry. Every Saturday in March at noon, bring a bag lunch to York W. Bailey Museum. Admission is $5 per adults and $3 for students. For more information, call 843-838-2474 or www.penncenter.com.

• An internationally acclaimed sculptor who has exhibited his ceramic pieces on three continents will present his latest exhibition, “Ivan Albrecht: Recent Works,” at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Sea Islands Center through April 26. The exhibit by Ivan Albrecht, assistant professor of ceramics at the University of Miami, utilizes decaled porcelain platters to explore issues of socio-politics, identity and beauty. The USCB Sea Islands Center is located at 1106 Carteret Street in Beaufort. The center’s gallery is open Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. For more information, call 843- 521-4145.

• In celebration of its 10th year hosting the Duke Symphony Orchestra, Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation is glitzing up the annual affair with an after-concert reception in the historic Joseph Johnson house known as “The Castle.” Some 60 musicians from the prestigious North Carolina university will travel to Beaufort to perform the benefit concert March 23 at USCB’s Center for the Arts. Led by Duke Symphony Orchestra Director Harry Davidson, the students will perform a program of symphonic classical works. General admission tickets to the Duke Symphony Orchestra concert are $35. Patron tickets start at $75 and include premium seating and an invitation the conductor’s reception at the Castle. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.bmhsc.org or call 843-522-5774.

•In recognition of Women’s History Month, the locally filmed comedy “My Man Done Me Wrong” will screen Thursday, March 28 at noon at Beaufort’s Plaza Stadium Theatre, 41 Robert Smalls Parkway. The event will include lunch and a Q&A with the cast and filmmaker Ron Small. The film stars Anita Singleton-Prather and other Beaufort residents. The screening is one of several designed to raise money for the Gullah Kinfolk Traveling Theatre and the Community Circle of Hope Coalition. Tickets are $30 in advance or at the door and include lunch. Call the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce at 843-986-1102 or the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce 843-986-5400.

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