Arts and cultural calendar for the Myrtle Beach area

December 19, 2012 

  • More information These courtesy listings run on a space-available basis. Items with a star indicate a new or updated listing from the previous week’s calendar. Submit items for consideration to kicks@thesunnews.com and follow Kicks! on Twitter @MBKicks. Compiled by Steve Palisin.

AUDITIONS/REHEARSALS

* ARTFIELDS, registration Jan. 7-Feb. 1 of new 2-D and 3-D works for festival April 19-28 in Lake City, for artists in 12 Southeast states including the Carolinas, for $50,000 grand prize and two others for $25,000 each. One entry allowed per artist, $25. 374-0180, www.artfieldssc.org or email info@artfieldssc.org.

“CAROLINA TALENT SEARCH” acceptance of entries extended through Dec. 31, $25, maximum four-minute sets, for Carolina African American Heritage Foundation’s “A Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” 4-9 p.m. Jan. 19 at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center. Application at carolinaafricanheritagefoundation.org/2013-mlk-event/carolina-talent-search/. Details at 251-2061, 803-873-2266 or swansbennie1@aol.com.

FESTIVE BRASS OF MYRTLE BEACH. New members welcome: Rehearsals 7 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church, 904 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 293-6162 or festivebrassofmyrtlebeach.org.

GRAND STRAND HARMONY CHORUS/SWEET ADELINES. Women of all ages sought. 650-0625, 650-7323 or www.gsharmonychorus.com.

LOW COUNTRY BARBERSHOP CHORUS. Men sought. Rehearsals 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, west of Surfside Beach. 357-0167, 855-3456 or email info@lowcountrychorus.org.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH COMMUNITY BAND. New members welcome. 488-6742, stickwaver53@yahoo.com or www.nmbcommunityband.com.

PAWLEYS ISLAND CONCERT BAND. Experienced brass, woodwind and percussion musicians welcome. 274-5991, www.pawleysislandconcertband.org or dmcurtis@sc.rr.com.

ROCK’N’ETTES, senior chorus line, seeks women ages 50 and older with a background in dance. 497-4094.

SERENDIPITY SINGERS, tryouts 2:30 p.m. Jan. 10 for spring concert, at Belin United Methodist Church, 4183 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet; free. 215-2561 or www.serendipitysingers.org.

DANCING

* BRUNSWICK COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION, lessons in shag on Tuesdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 12 – beginners 6-7 p.m., intermediate 7-8 p.m. – at South Brunswick Island Center, 9400 Ocean Highway, Carolina Shores, for $60, with signup ending Jan. 4; square dancing 6-8:30 p.m. Fridays Jan. 4-Feb. 22 at Shallotte Middle School, and 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 10-April 25 at Leland Community Building-1490 Village Road N.E.; and Square Dance Club Plus Club 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Town Creek Park Community Building, 6420 Ocean Highway E., Winnabow. Pre-registration required for all classes at 910-253-2583.

DANCE JAM PARTY, for adults 8-11 p.m. final Friday monthly, with a lesson and food and beverages, at By the Sea Dance-Fitness-Music, 1145 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. $10. 800-299-9050.

DANCELINK USA. Weekly dances: Tuesdays, beginner shag 6:30 p.m., and intermediate 7:30 p.m., each $10 at DanceLink USA studio, 109 Cedar Ave., North Myrtle Beach; and Wednesdays, country couples beginner 6:30 p.m. and intermediate 7 p.m., each $7 at Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center Brick House Lounge, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach. 281-1102 or www.dancelinkusa.com.

FITNESS N’ FRIENDZ, 353 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach, between Golden Egg and Fat Jack’s, Zumba classes almost daily for $5, and other dance fitness classes such as Barre Fitness and “Sassy in the City,” each $9. 796-0336 or www.fitnessnfriendz.com.

GRAND STRAND BEACH BALLROOM DANCERS, monthly dances, next one, for New Year’s Eve, is 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31, with music by Harlequin, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. $25; reservations due Dec. 27 at 903-3765.

GRAND STRAND STRUTTERS, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, but not fifth week of the month, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 215-0141.

GRAND STRAND USA DANCE, CHAPTER 6024, ballroom classes on Mondays resume Jan. 7 at Anaerobic Studio, in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres; enter in rear of mall, by Bass Pro Shops: beginners 6 p.m., intermediate 7 p.m.; $7 members, otherwise $9. 283-0007 or 602-7197. Next social ballroom dance 7-10 p.m. Jan. 12 with music by Rosalie Drust and dance lesson by Sandra Lucas-Hyde. at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center. Bring dish to share; beverages supplied; singles welcome; $7 members, otherwise $10. 808-3397 or www.usadancegrandstrand.org.

LET’S DANCE, 5221 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Private and group lessons in ballroom and Latin. 997-2300 or www.letsdancemb.com.

LINE DANCING CLASSES:

Beginner and intermediate 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays, and low intermediate 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Marlin, 614 Atlantic Ave., Garden City Beach, across from Kroger side entrance. Each $3. 450-4299.

• Beginners, 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, south of Holmestown Road, in Burgess community, just past the Horry County offices. $20 for eight sessions, or $5 for one. 915-5333 or 450-4299.

• Beginners 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays and high beginner/easy intermediate 6-8 p.m. Mondays at Dick Johnson Civic Center, on Pine Drive in Surfside Beach. $3 each. 651-4603.

• Intermediate, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at Dick Johnson Civic Center, on Pine Drive in Surfside Beach. $3. 455-0442 or nanagw@sc.rr.com.

• Beginners and Beginner Plus 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Calabash Elks Lodge, 937 Carter Drive, Calabash, N.C. $4. 222-6600.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH CLASSES, at J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road: classes in Zumba, clogging, ballroom, shag, line dancing. 280-5570 or parks.nmb.us. Also: Jazzercise and body sculpting; 249-5828 or email gtransou@aol.com. Prices and times vary.

RJR BALLROOM CO., weekly dance events include 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays at Senor Frog’s at Broadway at the Beach. $10 cover. 808-1634, www.dancemyrtlebeach.com or info@dancemyrtlebeach.com.

SAND DOLLAR SQUARES AND ROUND DANCE CLUB, Western-style square dances 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach; $5. 236-9909 or 374-4740.

“WINE DANCING”, led by Wanda and Jim York, 2:30-6 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 13 and on Wednesdays in January, at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., for $5 each. Details at 910-287-4243, 732-470-8612, www.countrylinedancing.com or email Wandafull1@hotmail.com; or winery: 910-287-2800 or www.silvercoastwinery.com.

“ZUMBA WITH LINDA C.”, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, at Surfside Bowl Center’s Brick House Lounge, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach through Jan. 13, then moving two doors down to Brickhouse Cardio Club, in same complex. $5 per class. 655-0839 or www.zumbawithlindac.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

ART CLASSES, in paint or pastel and charcoal, taught 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fridays by Stuart Fleishman at North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road; $85 for four classes, or $25 per class; 213-1037.

ART CLASSES at Anaerobic Studio, in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22 near Briarcliffe Acres. Four weekly classes by Stuart Fleishman in drawing charcoals and pastels starting 6-9 p.m. Oct. 15 (Mondays), brush and pallet knife painting in acrylic 1-3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 (Wednesdays), open painting studio 1-4 p.m. Oct. 18 (Thursdays), each for $85 for four classes, or $25 per class, plus supplies. 272-0229.

CINEMARK SPECIAL EVENTS, at Cinemark at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach; 839-3225:

• Classic movies, 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays: “2001 Space Odyssey” (1968) Jan. 2, “Rocky” (1976) Jan. 9, “The Sound of Music” (1965) Jan. 16, “To Catch a Thief” (1955) Jan. 23 and “Butch Cassisdy and the Sundance Kid” (1969) Jan. 30. Each at regular prices: matinees $6 adults,$5.75 senior/child, and evenings $8 adult, $7 local/student/military, and $5.75 senior/child:

• “Met Live” operas: “Les Troyens” noon Jan. 5 and “Maria Stuarda” 12:55 p.m. Jan. 19, each $24 adult, $22 senor/student and $16 child.

• “Met Live” encores, 6:30 p.m.: “Un Ballo in Maschers” Jan. 9, “Aida” Jan. 16 and “Les Troyens” Jan. 23, each $22/$20/$15, respectively.

“FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES” CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL, 7 p.m. select Fridays at Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck branch, 24 Commerce Lane, Pawleys Island, west of U.S. 17, behind Pasteria 811: “City Lights” (1931) on Jan. 11, “Saboteur” (1942) Jan. 25, “It Started With Eve” (1942) Feb. 1, “Sunset Boulevard” (1950) Feb. 22., “On The Waterfront” (1954) March 8 and “The Maltese Falcon” (1941) March 22. Free. 545-3623.

GRAND STRAND MODEL RAILROADERS INC., club site, in Myrtle Beach mall, three doors from Bass Pro Shops, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, 4-7 p.m. Mondays (resuming Jan. 7), noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 293-4386 or www.isfans.com/gsmrrc.

ROLLER SKATING

Admission varies by site.

• Dream Land Skating Arena, 4475 Privetts Road, east of U.S. 701, north of Conway; open Tuesdays and Thursdays-Sundays; details at 369-2055 or www.dreamlandskatingarena.com.

• Fun Warehouse Family Fun Center, 2349 Dick Pond Road (S.C. 544), between Socastee and Surfside Beach, a half-mile east of U.S. 17 Bypass; open daily; 748-0302 or www.funwarehousemb.com.

WATERCOLOR CLASSES, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Franklin G. Burroughs Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach; six classes for $84 or $16 for drop-in. Call Susan Duke, instructor: 251-3877.

THEATERS

Prices, times vary by site, program.

ALABAMA THEATRE, at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show” through Dec. 31. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.

ATLANTIC STAGE, at 79th Avenue Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “Holiday Memories” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.

CALVIN GILMORE THEATRE, on U.S. 17 Business, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “The Carolina Opry Christmas Special,” through Jan. 5, and “Light” daily. 913-4000, 800-843-6779 or www.thecarolinaopry.com.

CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY, based at Uptown in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. “Whose Holiday Is It Anyway?” 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Dec. 28, and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, for $14 ages 12 and older, $12 ages 4-11; and “Dysfunctional Holiday Gathering,” Thursdays in December, for ages 18 and older, for $14. 272-4242 or www.carolinaimprov.com.

“CHRISTMAS AT PIRATES VOYAGE FUN, FEAST & ADVENTURE”, on U.S. 17 Bypass, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach. Through Dec. 31.497-9700, 800-433-4401 or www.piratesvoyage.com.

COMEDY CABANA, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach. Shaun Jones: Wednesday-Dec. 28, and Jim Dailakis Dec. 29-30 and Jan. 1, each $15, and Dailakis 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 31, for $30/$35 and $45/$50, respectively. 449-4242 or www.comedycabana.com.

GHOSTS AND LEGENDS THEATRE, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, including ghost shows and walks, and “Skool 4 Pirates.” Open 10 a.m. daily. 361-2700 or www.ghostshows.com.

LEGENDS IN CONCERT, U.S. 17 Bypass, off 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. Christmastime tributes to Elvis Presley, Celine Dion, Alan Jackson, Johnny Mathis, and the Blues Brothers, through Dec. 31. 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com.

MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach, 6 p.m. several nights per week. $50.95 ages 13 and older, $30.95 ages 12 and younger. 236-8080, 800-436-4386 or www.medievaltimes.com.

THE PALACE THEATRE, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. “Christmas on Ice” and “Rock Around the Clock” through Dec. 29, and “Jersey Nights,” opening Feb. 5. 448-0588, 888-841-2787 or www.palacemb.com.

SWAMP FOX PLAYERS Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown. 527-2924 or www.swampfoxplayers.com. “Bill Oberst Jr.’s Weird Tales” at 4 and 7 p.m. Jan. 12, for $15 each; and “Strand Cinema” foreign film showcase, each $5 members, otherwise $7:

• “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” (2011) 7 p.m. Jan. 4 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 5

• “The Bay” (2012) 7 p.m. Jan. 5 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 6

• “The Intouchables” (2011) 7 p.m. Jan. 18 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26

• “The Well-Digger’s Daughter” (2012) 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19 and 7 p.m. Jan. 25

• “Your Sister’s Sister” (2012) 7 p.m. Jan. 19 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27

• “Arbitrage” (2011) 2:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 7 p.m. Jan. 26

THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC, at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main. St., Conway. “Holiday on Main Street: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday. $18. Also, “Movies on Main Street” resumes at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 with “A Streetcar Named Desire,” for $5. 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.

MUSIC/CONCERTS

CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE, 30th anniversary season “Passion and Pearls” continues with “Hearts of Passion IV: A Gospel Valentine,” 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach; 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Seaside United Methodist Church, 1300 Seaside Road, Sunset Beach, N.C.; and 4 p.m. Feb. 10 at Mason Temple Church of God in Christ, 1501 Seventh Ave., Conway. Each $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students younger than 25 with ID. 444-5774 or www.carolinamasterchorale.com.

CULTURAL COUNCIL OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY, “Third Tuesday Treasures” concert series resumes in January. 520-0744 or www.culturalcouncil.info.

FPC CONCERTS, season tickets for $30 available for 27th season, beginning 1 p.m. Jan. 10 with Benjamin Beilman, violin, and Yekwon Sunwoo, piano, at First Presbyterian Church; 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, or $10 at door. 448-4496.

GOLD KEY JAZZ SOCIETY, “A White Party,” third annual New Year’s Eve celebration, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31 at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center (formerly Holiday Inn West), 101 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., just west of Myrtle Beach and along the Intracoastal Waterway; $85 single or $160 couple. 678-856-5299, 465-8052 or www.goldkeyjazzsociety.org.

GRAND STRAND OPERA WORKSHOP, meetings 6 p.m. second Monday monthly, at Brightwater, off International Drive and S.C. 31. Free for this day only, otherwise annual dues $25 individual, or $35 for family/couple; first meeting free for guests. 385-3963, www.gsow.net and Brightwater at 903-8300.

GRAND STRAND BLUES SOCIETY, Blues Jams, 7-11 p.m. Thursdays at SBB Original, 3393 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet; 651-7960 or www.suckbangblow.com.

HOUSE OF BLUES, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, 7 p.m. Wednesday-Dec. 28 and 29, each $42 ages 13 and older ( www.murdermysteryproductions.com); and tribute bands and shows, with rates varying by show. 272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.

LONG BAY SYMPHONY, symphony series continues with “Masterpieces of the Modern Era,” featuring Jessica Lee on violin, 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at Myrtle Beach High School. $40, $45 or $50; ages 60 and older $35, $40 or $45; and students 22 or younger with valid ID $15. 448-8379 or www.longbaysymphony.com.

RIVERTOWN BLUEGRASS SOCIETY, next concert at 5 p.m. Jan. 19 with the Subject To Change Band, and Ken Scoggins & Millers Creek. at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. $10 members, otherwise $12. Also, preshow jams at 3 p.m. for any acoustic player; no electric instruments except bass. 457-2854 or www.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com.

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ART EXHIBITS

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, in Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, in Conway. Next exhibit: “Troy Wingard: Preciousness” pastel portraits and wall sculptures, Jan. 14-Feb. 22, with opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 17. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Free. 349-6454 or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.

FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. An Artist’s Eye: A Journey through Modern and Contemporary Art with Sigmund Abeles” and “Figuratively Speaking: The Art of Sigmund Abeles,” and “Jonathan Green – The Artist as Servant-Leader: A Retrospective of Community Engagement” – last days Friday and Dec. 27-29. “Icons & Idols: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Arts 1960-1995” opens Jan. 2, and “Mullen: 2009-2012” and “Room with a View: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” Jan. 13. Free. 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

ART GALLERIES

ART & SOUL, AN ARTISAN GALLERY INC., 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza. Various art classes available. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 839-2727.

BLUEWATERS POTTERY – CENTER FOR CLAY ARTS, 279 S.C. 57 S., Little River, a half-mile south of S.C. 9. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and open studio 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 399-9898 or www.bluewaterspottery.com. Also, adult classes through Brunswick Community College, in basic wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques for beginners, eight weekly sessions $230; register at 910-755-7408.

CHERYL NEWBY GALLERY, 11096 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, in The Shops at Oak Lea. Reopens Jan. 2: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 979-0149, 800-435-2733 or www.cherylnewbygallery.com.

CHRISCO POTTERY, 4266 Graystone Court, Little River. 427-4304.

COLLECTORS CAFE AND GALLERY, 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. “Fall Art Show,” with more than 100 works by 25 artists, continues through Feb. 15. 11:30 a.m.-midnight Mondays-Saturdays. 449-9370 or www.collectorscafeandgallery.com.

CONWAY GLASS, 209 Laurel St., Conway. 9:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Free glass-blowing demonstrations 11 a.m.-4 p.m. first Saturdays monthly. 248-3558 or www.conwayglass.com.

COWORK MYR, 601 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Grand Strand Arts’ 2012 Grand Strand Artists of the Month Group Exhibition, honoring Sybil Alfano, Calvin Blassingame, Blake Brown, Rachel Jones, Gwen Mis, Don Perry, Natalie Sexton, Scott Smallin, Bill Strydesky and Joe Winkler, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through early January, for free. 900-0270, www.coworkmyr.com and www.grandstrandarts.com.

DEBORAH BROAD STUDIO, 671 Jamestowne Drive, Garden City Beach, beginning silversmith classes for five-week sessions or two-day workshops, with instruction including soldering, sawing, filing and design. Painting classes also available in oil, pastel and acrylic. 333-5364.

EBB AND FLOW ART CO-OP, 4763 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 651-2386 or www.ebbandflowartco-op.com.

FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY, 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-278-7560 or www.franklinsquaregallery.com.

FRESH BREWED COFFEE HOUSE, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. Open 3 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, including open-mic nights at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays with host Brian Roessler. December featured artist: Blake Brown. 251-8282 or www.freshbrewedcoffeehouse.com, and www.blakeisart.com.

GEORGETOWN ART GALLERY, 705 Front St., Georgetown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 527-7711 or www.georgetownartgallery-sc.com.

HARRY THE POTTER – PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY STUDIO, 4007-B Belle Terre Blvd., west of Forestbrook Road and Food Lion plaza. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. 903-0773 or www.harry-the-potter.com.

HOWARD GALLERY, 532 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 626-3118 or www.thehowardgallery.com.

ISLAND ART GALLERY, in The Village Shops, 10744-M Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 455-0336, 207-320-5884 or www.pawleysislandart.com.

JEFF COAT POTTERY, 284-B Koolabrew Drive, Calabash, N.C. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 910-579-2400 or www.jeffcoatpottery.com.

JEWELRY BY WENDY – BEACH HOUSE FINE ARTS, 10152 Beach Drive S.W., Unit 6, Calabash, N.C. Works by artists such as Ann Bates, Elyse Clark, Terrie O’Neill and Cindy Saadeh. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 910-575-0024 or www.jewelrybywendy.com.

MUD BUCKET POTTERY, 279 S.C. 57, Little River. 399-8702 or www.mudbucketpottery.com.

MUDPUDDLE POTTERY STUDIO, in St. James Plaza, 4002 Executive Park Blvd., Suite 600-B (rear), Supply, N.C., in a business park on N.C. 211, across from Brunswick Electric. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. first and third Saturdays monthly. 910-363-4244 or email mudpuddle910@gmail.com.

SEACOAST ARTIST GUILD OF SOUTH CAROLINA, gallery open 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily at Applewood House of Pancakes, 14361 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach. 947-0668 and www.seacoastartistguild.com.

STUDIO B ART GALLERY, 2922 Howard Ave., Unit D, Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common. Noon Mondays-Saturdays. Also: art show and sale Feb. 6 (and Feb. 7 at misc. Everything Murrells Inlet) to benefit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, whose projects in Africa include rescuing orphaned elephants. 839-1278 or www.studiobgalleries.com.

SUNSET RIVER MARKETPLACE, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. “Wild North Carolina Through the Artist’s Eyes,” the 2012 N.C. Wildlife Art Society Exhibition, through Jan. 5, for free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.

WHISPERING PALMS ART STUDIO & BOUTIQUE, 503 Ninth Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, in Nance Plaza at Kings Highway. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-7 p.m. Saturdays. 910-232-9609.

MUSEUMS

BROOKGREEN GARDENS, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, with special exhibits through Jan. 2 and free with admission: “Signs of the Season in Flora and Fauna” and “Signs of the Season in Art and History.” Admission lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12.235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 2501 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, with exhibit “Turtle Travels.” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 946-9469 or www.cmsckids.org.

GEORGETOWN COUNTY MUSEUM, 632 Prince St., Georgetown. Open 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 545-7020 or www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.

HOBCAW BARONY, on U.S. 17 just north of Georgetown. Various nature programs and tours, such as barony tours at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays for $20. 546-4623, www.hobcawbarony.org or www.northinlet.sc.edu.

HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM, 438 Main St., Conway. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. Also, L.W. PAUL LIVING HISTORY FARM, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, off U.S. 701, north of Conway, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. 915-5320, 365-3596 or www.horrycountymuseum.org.

KAMINSKI HOUSE MUSEUM, 1003 Front St., Georgetown. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with guided tours 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. daily, for $7 ages 13 and older, $3 ages 6-12, and free ages 5 and younger. 546-7706 or www.kaminskihousemuseum.org.

MUSEUM OF COASTAL CAROLINA, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; and INGRAM PLANETARIUM, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C. Museum open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays.

• Special programs free with admission, all at 11 a.m. help feed touch-tank animals on Fridays, and with Ed Ovsenik, in depth about North Carolina’s Green Swamp: indigenous people Dec. 29.

• Planetarium open noon Thursdays-Saturdays: Sky Theater shows: “Dynamic Earth” at 1 and 3 p.m., “Tales of the Maya Skies” at 2 p.m., and “Holiday Laser Show” at 4 p.m.

Museum admission, and per Sky Theater planetarium show: $8 adults, $6 ages 60 and older, and students; and $4 ages 3-4. Reach museum at 910-579-1016, planetarium at 910-575-0033, or visit www.museumplanetarium.org.

MYRTLE BEACH HISTORIC COLORED SCHOOL MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 900 Dunbar St., Myrtle Beach, just north of Mr. Joe White Avenue and west of Oak Street, 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. 918-1050.

THE RICE MUSEUM, 633 Front St., Georgetown. Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $7 ages 22-59, $5 ages 60 and older, $3 ages 6-21. 546-7423 or www.ricemuseum.org.

RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM, on 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. “Festival of Trees” through Dec. 31, and mermaid shows noon and 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (with Santa this weekend). Open 9 a.m. daily. $21.99 ages 12 and older, $10.99 ages 6-11, $3.99 ages 3-5, free ages 2 and younger. 916-0888, 800-734-8888 or www.ripleysaquarium.com.

S.C. CIVIL WAR MUSEUM, in the Myrtle Beach Indoor Shooting Range, 4857 U.S. 17 Bypass S., between Farrow Parkway and S.C. 544, south of Myrtle Beach, east of Socastee. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $4 adults, $3 seniors/military, $2 students. 293-4344 or www.mbisr.com.

S.C. MARITIME MUSEUM, 729 Front St., Georgetown. “1905: Georgetown’s Golden Year” exhibit through winter, with 35 enlarged and mounted photographs and other images. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; free. 520-0111 or scmaritimemuseum.org.

WHEELS OF YESTERYEAR, 413 Hospitality Lane, near Carolina Forest, off U.S. 501 near Tanger Outlets. Open 10 a.m. daily; $9 ages 16 and older, $8 seniors, $5 ages 9-15 and free ages 8 and younger. 903-4774 or www.wheelsofyesteryearmb.com.

TOURS

BAREFOOT PRINCESS RIVERBOAT, various cruises at various times, days and rates, sailing from Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. 272-2140, 800-685-6601 or www.mbriverboat.com.

BETWIXT THE RIVERS kayak and canoe tours, year round, mainly from Horry County landings, including moonlight dinner tours. 430-1000 or 423-1919.

BODCACIOUS BOB’S BICYCLE TOURS, ranging from 5 to 35 miles from U.S. 17 in Little River, across from S.C. Welcome Center, with a farm, beaches, winery and Little River’s waterfront as destinations. Bring-your-own-bike specials at $45; guided tours $75, including a T-shirt, bike rental with helmet and lunch; free for children with cart rental; group discounts available. 241-2731 or www.beachbicycletours.com.

CAPT. JIM’S “RIVER MEMORIES” TOURS, on an electric yacht, 90-minute cruises from Conway Marina, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $15 ages 13 and older, $10 ages 3-12. 246-1495 or www.rivermemories.org.

CAPT. KIRK’S RIVER AND SWAMP TOURS, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, from Waccatee Zoo, 8500 Enterprise Road, Socastee, with room for six passengers. $16 adults, $8 children. Water taxi to Bucksport Restaurant also available evenings and weekends. 650-7477.

CAP’N ROD’S CAROLINA SWAMP TROMP TOURS, four-hour tours on a pontoon up the Pee Dee River from Front Street harborwalk in downtown Georgetown. $32. 477-0287 or www.lowcountrytours.com.

CAROLINA SAFARI JEEP TOURS, 3 1/2-hour tours across the Grand Strand, including Pawleys and Magnolia islands, along the Waccamaw River, wildlife viewing, a salt marsh and Gullah heritage. $42 ages 13 and older, $30 ages 12 and younger, and discount for military, police, AAA members and seniors. Pickups arranged at time of reservations. 497-5330, 272-1177 or www.carolinasafari.com.

THE CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY, 4872 Seewee Road, Awendaw, 35 miles south of Georgetown, east of U.S. 17, first left south of the Sewee Outpost. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with guided tours 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and flight demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. $12 adults, $10 ages 6-18. 971-7474 or www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org.

COASTAL EXPEDITIONS, four locations; offers variety of kayak tours and adventures year round. 884-7684 or www.coastalexpeditions.com.

FREEWOODS FARM, on Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in the Burgess community. Activities include learning how to grow and cook fresh vegetables, along with demonstrations, farmers market and a farm tour. 650-9139 or www.freewoodsfarm.com.

HELICOPTER TOURS, all with rates starting at $20:

• Sister operations: Executive Helicopters, 2800 Terminal St., North Myrtle Beach (427-7351 or www.executiveheli.com) and Huffman Helicopters, 3000 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, by east end of Myrtle Beach International Airport. (946-0022 or www.huffmanhelicopters.com).

• Helicopter Adventures, 1860 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, west of U.S. 17 Bypass, behind NASCAR SpeedPark and across from Broadway at the Beach. 800-359-4386 or www.1800fly4fun.com.

MYRTLE BEACH SEGWAY, 2922-A Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common near Valor Memorial Garden. Self-guided tours $39 an hour, $59 two hours; two-hour guided tours of Huntington Beach State Park: $69. 477-0800 or www.mbsegway.com.

SWAMP FOX TOURS, across historic Georgetown, from 624 Front St. Hourly 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. $10. 527-1112 or www.swampfoxtours.com.

WACCAMAW COOTER AIRBOAT TOURS, 45- to 60-minute rides from Wacca Wache Marina, 1950 Wachesaw Road, Murrells Inlet, along the Waccamaw River, west of U.S. 17, between Waccamaw Community Hospital and Brookgreen Gardens; schedule depends on tides and weather, with a minimum four riders and maximum six; call for times. $40 ages 13 and older, $30 ages 4-12. 651-2994 or www.plantationrivertours.com.

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