Jazz Concert at USCB Center for the Arts: This special jazz concert at USCB Center for the Arts on Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. celebrates “The Ladies of Jazz” with Bob Masteller’s All-Star Quintet, and opening act Vic Varner and Friends showcasing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Vic Varner will do a set of “bossa nova” which literally means “new style.” Bossa is Brazilian jazz. “The Girl from Ipanema” helped bring attention to this style of jazz in the 1960’s. Bob’s band will feature a set based on the great female jazz singers, featuring an extraordinary performer, Gina Rene who will sing songs recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, etc. Tickets are $25. You can purchase tickets online at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com or by calling the box office at 843-521-4145.
Monday Night is Indie Film Night “The Invisible Woman”: Directed by Ralph Fiennes, and starring Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones amd Kristin Scott Thomas, “The Invisible Woman” was at Telluride Film Festival 2013, Toronto International Film Festival 2013 and New York Film Festival 2013. Ralph Fiennes shines as novelist Charles Dickens, who had a secret affair with 18-year-old actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones). Dickens was 45 and at the top of his fame when he met the beautiful young actress. Her mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) encouraged Nelly to welcome the interest of such a famous man, even if she can never become his wife. They embark on an affair, lasting 13 years until his death, that must always remain secret, forcing Nelly to hide her deepest feelings in “invisibility.” The film will be at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street, on Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m.
River of Words: In celebration of national Youth Art Month, ARTworks is displaying the River of Words, a county-wide project in which students link the study of ecology with art and poetry, all of which reflects children’s understanding of our local watershed. The gallery walls will be filled with local students’ work, all of which reflects the children’s understanding of our local watershed. A public reception will be held March 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. to unveil a publication that contains the work on display. ARTworks is open Tuesday-Saturday, at 2127 Boundary Street, in Beaufort Town Center. For more information, call 843-379-2787 or visit www.beaufortcountyarts.com.
Chris Kirk Photography exhibit: The USCB Center for the Arts will exhibit the Lowcountry Photography of Chris Kirk in its Main Gallery. This exhibit will run through Tuesday, April 1. Chris’ photographic works include landscapes, nature, wildlife, and coastal scenes. USCB Center for the Arts is located at 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort. Admission is free; gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about the USCB Center for the Arts, call 843-521-4145 or visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com. For more information about Chris Kirk’s Lowcountry Photography, please visit www.chriskirkphotography.net.