It may be the “dead of winter” but you wouldn’t know it to look at the number of musical performances, book events and other arts-related events happening around the Lowcountry this week.
The month-long Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration will close with a three-day celebration Feb. 26-28.
Festivities will include the “Gullah Music Series” featuring the Community All Stars and The Gospel Sons. The event is at 7 p.m. Feb. 27, at St. James Baptist Church, 70 Dillon Road, Hilton Head Island.
The performance is free but offerings will be accepted.
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Then, a “Celebration of African American Authors” featuring Congressman James E. Clyburn is 2-4 p.m. Feb. 28, at Custom Audio Video, 48 Pennington Drive Unit B, Bluffton. A meet and greet with the Congressman is from 1-2 p.m. and books by featured writers will be available during the event.
The cost is $10 and includes a Gullah buffet.
Finally, a special symposium titled “American South’s Connection to West Africa” discussing agriculture practices and other cultural similarities is 4-6 p.m. Feb. 28, at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. The program will feature the artist Jonathan Green.
The cost of the program is $20 and seating is limited.
For tickets or details visit www.gullahcelebration.com.