May River Theatre presents
“Smoke on the Mountain”
Join the members of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for a night of great music when the May River Theatre presents “Smoke on the Mountain.”
The musical comedy — where the audience serves as the congregation — centers around the Sanders family’s night church and the singing of traditional and bluegrass gospel songs. The Off-Broadway show, set in the simpler times of the 1930s, was first performed in 1990 and was revived in 1998. The play is one of the most produced worldwide.
The show opens at 8 p.m. Friday, with eight performances following.
Enjoy an evening listening to the jazzy soul sound of McKenzie Eddy and Elliott A. Smith, along with special guest John Cranford, at the Chapel at Palmetto Bluff Concert Series.
Eddy, a singer-songwriter originally from Hilton Head, and Smith both live and are frequent performers in Charleston. Cranford is the frontman of the Hilton Head-based band Cranford Hollow.
The show starts at 6:30 p.m. at 19 Village Park Square in Bluffton. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at www.palmettobluff.com. A copy of “The Southern Stomp,” an album featuring Cranford Hollow, Eddy and others comes with the ticket.
Take part in the month-long Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration by attending the Arts, Crafts and Food Expo. The annual party features cultural demonstrations, authentic Gullah and African crafts and food. Traditional storytelling and live music add to the joyous celebration that represents the Lowcountry's heritage.
The expo is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head. Purchase tickets for $10 for adults and $5 for children at www.gullahcelebration.com, or at the door.
Where: Ulmer Auditorium at Bluffton Town Hall, 20 Bridge St.
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Feb. 26, 27 and March 4, 5. Matinee performances 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, and March 6.
Cost: $25, available by calling the box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 843-815-5581 Monday through Friday.
Details: Go to www.mayrivertheatre.com.