Arts and cultural calendar for the Myrtle Beach area

January 10, 2013 

  • 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 through Feb. 1 of new 2D and 3D 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.

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. Also: The quartet Hallelujah” is scheduling “Singing Valentines” for Feb. 13-16, each with three songs, a faux rose, card and an email photo, for $35. Call 650-0625. More group details at 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 women’s group, tryouts 2:30 p.m. Thursday for spring concert, at Belin United Methodist Church, 4183 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet; free. 215-2561 or www.serendipitysingers.org.

DANCING

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES, by Carolina Dance Partners, 7-9 p.m. Fridays at First Presbyterian Church’s Wilkes Hall, 3810 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. $5 per class, and no partner necessary. 448-4496 or www.myrtlebeachpresbyterianchurch.org.

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 7-10 p.m. Jan. 19 at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. $7; bring snacks for your table only; maximum eight people per table. 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 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 dance 7-10 p.m. Saturday in Western theme with music by member-volunteer Rosalie Drust and dance lesson by Sandra Lucas-Hyde at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center. A dish to share suggested; 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.

MYRTLE BEACH CITY SENIOR DANCES, 7-10 p.m. Friday and Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and 22, and March 8 and 22, at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, near Farrow Parkway and The Market Common, and the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Grand Strand Campus, each $7, and ticket sales start a week before each dance. 918-2381 or www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

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.

SQUARE DANCE LESSONS, 6-8:30 p.m. Fridays through Jan. 4-Feb. 22, Shallotte Middle School. $80 per couple. Call to pre-register. 910-253-2583.

SQUARE DANCE LESSONS, 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 25, Town Creek Park Community Building-1490 Village Road N.E., Leland, N.C. $80 per couple. Pre-register at 910-253-2583.

VARIOUS DANCE CLASSES, by Jane Cole, details at 222-6600:

• North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road: line dancing 10:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, each $4 per class; and shag on Thursdays, beginners 6-7 p.m. and beginners plus 7-8 p.m., each $8 per class or $30 for four monthly.

• Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach: line dancing 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; and shag on Wednesdays, beginners plus 2-3 p.m. and beginners 3-4 p.m., each $4.

• Elks Lodge 2679, 937 Carter Drive S.W., Calabash, N.C.: line dancing on Thursdays, beginners 3-4 p.m. and beginners plus 4-5 p.m., each $5.

* “WINE DANCING”, led by Wanda and Jim York, 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 3 and 24, and on Wednesdays through February, 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, then moving two doors down as of Monday to Brickhouse Cardio Club, in same complex, with added class 6-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. $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, for $85 for four classes, or $25 per class; and pastel painting 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, and oil and acrylic painting 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays at A.C. Moore, 1120 Seaboard St., Myrtle Beach – each $85 per three classes; call store at 213-2070 to register. More class details at 213-1037.

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

• Classic movies, 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays: “The Sound of Music” (1965) Jan. 16, “To Catch a Thief” (1955) Jan. 23 and “Butch Cassidy 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” opera: “Les Troyens” “Maria Stuarda” 12:55 p.m. Jan. 19, each $24 adult, $22 senor/student and $16 child.

• “Met Live” encores, 6:30 p.m.: “Aida” Wednesday and “Les Troyens” Jan. 23, each $22/$20/$15, respectively.

• Special events: “Nicholas Sparks’ ‘Safe Harbor’ – Live One-Night Fan Discussion” 8 p.m. Jan. 17, and these at 7:30 p.m. – “Best of RiffTrax Live: Manos the Hands of Fate” Jan. 24, “One Night Stand – Overnight Musicals” Jan. 30, “Best of RiffTrax Live: Plan 9” Jan. 31, each $12.50/$11.50/$10.50, respectively.

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, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 293-4386 or www.isfans.com/gsmrrc.

“HULAS AND HOMICIDE”, seventh annual murder mystery dinner benefit for Horry County Literacy Council,” 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at Sea Mist Resort Conference Center, 304 12th Ave. S., Myrtle Beach, between Kings Highway and Ocean Boulevard. $40 individual/$75 couple. 839-1695 or www.literacyhc.org.

“LATE NITE CATECHISM 2 – SISTER STRIKES AGAIN”, 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church banquet hall, 1100 Eighth Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, for $30, or $40 with prime seating including cocktails and meet-and-greet with cast. 249-2356.

MYRTLE BEACH CORVETTE CLUB, first meeting of 2013, 5 p.m. Sunday at Dye Club, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. 347-2019.

PAINTING “WATER” WORKSHOP, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3003 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, N.C. Noted artist Richard Staat of the Oak Island Art Guild conducts the workshop and will demonstrate how to paint water, still or moving. Free. Bring photo of water, sketching materials, watercolors, container for water, watercolor paper and bag lunch. Oil, acrylic and pastel artists welcome to bring their materials. 910-845-3335.

PALMETTO STREET ROLLERGIRLS, flat-track derby league. Boot camp Monday-Feb. 11, and next bout March 30, against Motley Brew. or email psrg@mail.com.

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-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach; six classes for $84 or $16 for drop-in. Call Susan Duke, instructor: 251-3877.

SUNSET RIVER MARKETPLACE, 10283 Beach Drive, Calabash, N.C. 910-575-5999.

• Introduction to Drawing with Michelle Harrison, 9 a.m.-noon for four weeks starting Saturday, beginners and veteran artists invited. Call for reservations.

Pine-needle Workshop with Melanie Walter, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, teaches students to make a pine-needle basket and learn how to start, coil and shape the piece. Call for reservations.

• Figure drawing with live model, noon-3 p.m., four weeks starting Monday. Richard Staat conducts the class and stresses drawing entire figure. Fee to be announced.

THEATERS

Prices, times vary by site, program.

ALABAMA THEATRE, at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline Starring Gail Bliss” 7 p.m. Jan. 18-19; “Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen, with the Long Bay Symphony,” benefiting the Children in Need Fund, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25; “Ricky Mokel Comedy Special Starring Grant Turner” 7 p.m. Feb. 2; and “One the New Show” resumes Feb. 7. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.

ATLANTIC STAGE, at 79th Avenue Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “Rabbit Hole” Jan. 17-Feb. 3: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.

BRUNSWICK LITTLE THEATRE, “The Dixie Swim Club” March 8-10 and 15-17 at Playhouse 211, 4320 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211). 910-200-7785, playhouse211.com and www.brunswicklittletheatre.com. .

CALVIN GILMORE THEATRE, on U.S. 17 Business, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “The Carolina Opry” and “Good Vibrations!” resume Jan. 30 and Feb. 5, respectively. 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 Beach Is It Anyway?” 7:30 p.m. Saturdays in January; and for adults: “Whose Night Out Is It Anyway?” 7:30 p.m. Fridays in January, “50 Shades of Improv” 9 p.m. Friday, and “Joker’s Wild” 9 p.m. Saturday. 272-4242 or www.carolinaimprov.com.

COMEDY CABANA, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach. Al Yountz 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and Eddie Clark Jan 18-20, each $15. 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, resumes Feb. 11 with tribute artists Adele, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart and Tina Turner, through May 11. 238-7827 or 800-960-746.

MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach, 6 p.m. at least twice weekly through Jan. 26. $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. “Jersey Nights” opens Feb. 5, and “Masters of Illusion,” featuring magic by Rob Lake, March 19-Sept. 28. 448-0588, 888-841-2787 or www.palacemb.com.

“PIRATES VOYAGE FUN, FEAST & ADVENTURE”, on U.S. 17 Bypass, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach, resumes Feb. 8. 497-9700, 800-433-4401 or www.piratesvoyage.com.

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

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

• “The Intouchablescq” (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

MUSIC/CONCERTS

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CAROLINA FOREST HIGH SCHOOL FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT, “Phantom of the Opera,” 7:30 p.m. March 14-17 and 20-23, and 3 p.m. March 16-17 and 23-24, at school, 70 Gardner Lacy Road, east of U.S. 501. $18. 236-7997 and www.cfhsshows.com.

CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE, “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, next at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Doug Fankhauser and Aaron Lampe, at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church, 85 Baskerville Drive, Litchfield Beach, west of U.S. 17; free. 520-0744 or www.culturalcouncil.info.

FPC CONCERTS, 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church; 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach: Manhattan Piano Trio Jan. 31; Jeremy Denk, piano, Feb. 14; and “Love Songs from Opera and Broadway!” March 7, each $10 at door. 448-4496.

GRAND STRAND OPERA WORKSHOP, meetings on second Monday monthly, at Brightwater, off International Drive and S.C. 31. Next DVD showing: Puccini’s “La Tosca” with Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel, at 3 p.m. Monday. 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: Various shows such as “Blues-A-Palooza” concert series with Stairwell, 9 p.m. Jan. 12, for free; Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, 7 p.m. Saturdays through January, each $42 ages 13 and older ( www.murdermysteryproductions.com); Flagging Molly Feb. 8; and Lee Brice Feb. 14. 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; and “Mad Hatter Mania” benefit 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, for $80, or $150 per couple. 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.

. More details at 251-6402 or www.southbysoutheast.org

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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. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, then closed Feb. 1-15. 979-0149, 800-435-2733 or www.cherylnewbygallery.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.

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 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, including open-mic nights at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays with host Brian Roessler. 251-8282 or www.freshbrewedcoffeehouse.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.

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

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 2501 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 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; and birding tours, for ages 14 and older, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on third Saturday monthly, for $30 – register by Monday beforehand at www.georgetowncountysc.org/parks/default.html or call 545-3333 by the day before the tour; more details at 933-1372. Hobcaw details at 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. Thursday-Saturday, then on Fridays-Saturdays in January.

• Special museum programs free with admission, all at 11 a.m. help feed touch-tank animals on Fridays, and at 11 a.m. Saturdays: “Beachy Bingo” Jan. 12 with beach- and nature-themed bingo games, “Denizens of the Green Swamp” Jan. 19, and “Coastal Law 101” Jan. 26.

• 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.

N.C. AQUARIUM AT FORT FISHER, on U.S. 421, just south of Kure Beach, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, with these programs: “Dialog with a Diver” 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., “Creature Feature” 11:30 a.m., “Ocean Odyssey” 1:30 p.m., and Animal Feedings 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., all free with admission: $8 ages 13-61, $7 seniors and $6 ages 3-12. 910-458-7468 or www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher.

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. Also, mermaid shows noon and 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 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.

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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