The College of Charleston School of the Arts has its first in-person live event in over a year coming up this weekend. The school is presenting Arts Under the Oaks, a two-day festival featuring opera, musical theater and dance showcases.

Taking place live at CofC’s Stono Preserve (5297 Dixie Plantation Rd. in Meggett), the event will feature three main stage performances and many smaller sideshows like fight choreography, sonnet recitations and a children’s opera. Visitors will also be allowed to tour the idyllic Stono Preserve on the Wadmalaw River.

The main stage will feature Unbeatable, a musical theater showcase focused on upbeat and energetic songs; Finding Place, a dance concert focused on issues stemming from the pandemic; and Le Nozze di Figaro, the iconic Mozart opera.

The festival is Saturday April 10 and Sunday April 11, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The entire event will be livestreamed as well. Guests attending in person are encouraged to bring food and snacks and spend the day. Due to COVID restrictions, no concessions will be available for purchase.

For more information about Arts Under the Oaks, including ticket links, visit the School of the Arts website. No tickets will be sold at the gate, so if you hope to attend in person, you must get them in advance.