USCB Center for the Arts is appreciative of the recovery efforts following Hurricane Matthew. “We are rescheduling events for a later time when residents are ready to celebrate the recovery and resilience of our community,” says Bonnie Hargrove, director of the Center for the Arts. “A Tribute to Etta James,” starring Marlena Smalls, has been rescheduled, along with some Met Opera Live in HD performances and the CFA fundraiser “An Affair with the Arts.” Tickets for all events are for sale online at or through the box-office 843-521-4145.

The CFA will present performances of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and Mozart’s Don Giovanni in November, through The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts. Tristan und Isolde is an encore performance on Saturday, November 5 at 12 pm. Don Giovanni has been re-scheduled for Saturday, November 12 at 1 pm. Ticket are $20 and $18 for OLLI members.

The HD season will continue on with L’Amour de Loin (December 10 at 12:55 pm.); Nabucco (January 7 at 12:55 pm); Roméo et Juliette (January 21 at 12:55 pm); Rusalka (February 25 at 12:55 pm); La Traviata (March 11 at 12:55 pm); Idomeneo (March 25 at 12:55 pm); Eugene Onegin (April 22 at 12:55 pm); and Der Rosenkavalier (May 13 at 12:30 pm). All ten operas will be Saturday matinee performances, transmitted live from the Met stage. All start times are Eastern Time; for local start times and rebroadcast information, please visit

A Musical Tribute to legendary three-time Grammy winner Etta James has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, January 22 at 3 pm. Dr. Marlena Smalls, world-renowned singer, entertainer, educator and actress, will perform many of James’ classics, including her signature hit, “At Last,” along with other well-known tunes like “All I Could Do Is Cry, “Something Has a Hold on Me,” and “Don’t Loose Your Good Thing.” Backing her up will be Velma Polk and Elaine Lake, both known for their phenomenal harmonies. The Lowcountry Jazz Band, under the direction of David Hershey, will provide the big band sound to make the tribute a “don’t miss” performance. Ticket prices are $25, $20, $15.

The CFA fundraiser An Affair with the Arts, has also been rescheduled for Saturday, January 28 at 7 pm. The CFA’s Affair promises to be an evening that is visually captivating, entertaining, and downright fun, with no guilt included. Lisa Mykleby of M Home and Garden has united several of our community’s most talented local interior designers to create a retro cocktail lounge that could be a set from the successful Mad Men series. The evening will begin with a short show highlighting some of the Center for the Arts favorite stars. Dancing on the stage, sampling 50’s style hors d’oeuvres with a modern twist, not to mention enjoying signature cocktails guarantee a fun evening raising funds for the Center for the Arts. The Center for the Arts does not receive any state funding. Ticket sales do not support the wide variety of programs offered. We are offering you a fun, tasty, entertaining, and tax-deductible way to support the Center for the Arts. This is an Affair to remember – and feel great about! – for only $75.

For more information about these and all the other wonderful CFA events, visit