Theater fans, put on your thinking caps and head over to the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina for the presentation of Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap."
Christie's most famous murder mystery, opening Tuesday (preview) and running through Feb, 28, marks the return of Russell Treyz. The New York City-based director recently directed "Inherit the Wind" at the Arts Center.
"The Mousetrap" -- complete with a twist at the end -- has proven its popularity since opening in the West End of London in 1952 and is still going strong after more than 25,000 performances. It is suitable for youth.
WHERE: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head
WHEN: Tuesday through Feb. 28.
COST: Previews on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday are $37 for adults and $27 for children 5-15; Friday through Feb. 28 are $47 for adults and $33 for children.
DETAILS: www.artshhi.com or call the box office
Meet Black Beard, Captain Morgan and other pirates who once sailed the Sea Islands when Port Royal Sound presents "Pirates in Port Royal." The first program of its kind is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maritime Center, 310 Okatie Highway, Okatie.
Witness a reenactment of the exciting time, storytelling, live music and more at the family-friendly free event.
For more information, go to portroyalsoundfoundation.com or call 843- 645-7774.
Treat you and your sweetie to beautiful music when the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents the Valentine's Romance Concert.
Violin soloist Goeun Melody Sim, 2015 winner of the HHSO Youth Concerto Competition, makes her professional debut.
Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, Debussy's Claire de Lune and other familiar favorites will be performed, with John Morris Russell conducting.
The concerts are from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 8 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head.
Tickets are $30/$45/$55 at www.hhso.org.
Conducted by John Morris Russell,
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Be among the runners of all levels (or spectators) gathering at Hilton Head's Jarvis Creek Park, 100 Jarvis Park Road, beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday for the Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K races.
The certified scenic course takes runners through two parks and over the Broad Creek Bridge. The marathon course -- which serves as a Boston Marathon qualifier -- includes Spanish Wells, Point Comfort and Honey Horn Plantation.
Awards will be presented around 9 a.m .(5K); 11 a.m. (half marathon); 12:30 p.m. (children's fun run); and 1 p.m. (marathon). Registration is $100 for marathon, $75 for half marathon and $35 for 5K at www.bearfootsports.com.