Arts and cultural calendar for the Myrtle Beach area

January 24, 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.

DINO CAPONE’S SCHOOL OF ROCK, 4007F Belle Terre Blvd., off U.S. 501, in Forestbrook community, auditions for students ages 6-17, Feb. 9 – drums at 10 a.m., guitar 11:30 a.m., bass 1 p.m., vocal 2:30 p.m. and keyboards 4 p.m. – for next 12-week program beginning in early March, with shows through summer. 222-7155, www.dinocaponesschoolofrock.com or email info@dinocaponesschoolofrock.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. The quartet Hallelujah continues scheduling “Singing Valentines” for Feb. 13-16, each with three songs, a faux rose, card and an email photo, for $35; call 650-0625. Also, “Harmony Express” concert 4 p.m. March 2 at Oceanside Village Community Center Corner, on Melody Lane at U.S. 17 Business South in Surfside Beach, including Finders Keepers and Low Country (men’s) Barbershop Chorus, for $15. 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, welcomes women and continues planning for spring concert. 215-2561 or www.serendipitysingers.org.

“SHOOT THE MOON PHOTO CONTEST”, entries due 4 p.m. March 2 at Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach, N.C., for grand prize of a Trivial Pursuit Star Wars Classic Trilogy Collector’s Edition. Details at www.museumplanetarium.org/family-activities.

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; Wednesdays: shag lessons beginner to advanced 5:30 p.m. for $10, and 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; and free dance lessons and dancing Friday nights at Valentino’s ll, 323 U.S. 17 Business, 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. Feb. 16 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 ballroom dance 7-10 p.m. Feb. 9, with music and lesson by DJ Dan Chop, 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. Saturday, and 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, through Brunswick County Parks and Recreation: 6-8:30 p.m. Fridays through Feb. 22 at Shallotte Middle School, and 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 25, Town Creek Park Community Building, 1490 Village Road N.E., Leland, N.C., each $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. Wednesdays through February and Sundays, Feb. 3 and 24, at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., for $5 each. Details 910-575-6575, 732-470-8612, www.countrylinedancing.com or email Wandafull1@hotmail.com; or winery: 910-287-2800 or www.silvercoastwinery.com.

ZUMBA FITNESS PARTY benefit for community projects by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7288 of Calabash, N.C., 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 16 at Brunswick Community College South Brunswick Island Center, 9400 U.S. 17 W., Carolina Shores, N.C. $10 advance or $15 at door. 446-4169 or email smcgrail@sccoast.net.

“ZUMBA WITH LINDA C.”, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays and 6-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays in Brickhouse Cardio Club, in same complex as Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach. $5 per class. 655-0839 or www.fitnesspartiez.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 four 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, next with “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.

• Special events at 7:30 p.m. – “Best of RiffTrax Live: Manos the Hands of Fate” Thursday, “One Night Stand – Overnight Musicals” Wednesday,and “Best of RiffTrax Live: Plan 9” Jan. 31, each $12.50/$11.50/$10.50, respectively.

“A CULINARY SYMPHONY” annual dinner benefit for Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, March 16 in select homes across Georgetown County, with local musicians entertaining. Reservations begin 11 a.m. Feb. 12 at Strand Media Group, 3955 U.S. 17, Unit D, Murrells Inlet, for $125 per person, and each table comprises 10-12 guests. Pre-register at 626-8911 or email to dblount@pawleysmusic.com. Festival details at pawleysmusic.com.

DIAMONDS & DENIM SHERIFF’S CHARITY BALL, by Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation, benefiting Matthew’s Ministry, with music by Jim Quick & Coastline, 7 p.m. March 7 at 101 Stone Chimney Place, Supply, N.C. $80.00, or two for $150. 910-253-0922 or www.sheriffscharity.com.

FREE MOVIES, for adults and seniors, 3 p.m. Fridays at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, near Farrow Parkway and The Market Common: “Darling Companion” Jan. 25, “Hope Springs” Feb. 1, “10 Years” Feb. 8, “Now Is Good” Feb. 15, “The Words” Feb. 22, “All About Steve” March 1, “Trouble With The Curve” March 8, “The Good Doctor” March 15, “Snow Day” March 22, “Touchback” March 29, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” April 5, “Sparkle” April 12, “Moonrise Kingdom” April 19, and “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection.” 918-2380.

“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 Pastaria 811: “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, 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. Saturday 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. Sunday 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.

21ST ANNUAL MYRTLE BEACH STAMP SHOW, marking 150th anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 9 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 10 at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 101 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., just of Myrtle Beach and along the Intracoastal Waterway, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway. Free. Also, Myrtle Beach Stamp Club meets 7 p.m. first Tuesday monthly at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 347-0087, sites.google.com/site/myrtlebeachstampclub/, or email lilfort@sccoast.net.

“OPERA & BALLET IN CINEMA”, Broadway Carmike 17, at Broadway at the Beach, off Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach (445-1616), and Carmike 12 at Myrtle Beach Mall, at U.S.17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres (272-6598). At 2 and 7 p.m. respectively: “La Boheme” by Royal Opera House, Sunday and Tuesday; “An Evening with Sol León and Paul Lightfoot” ballet. Feb 3 and 5; “Don Carlo” ballet by La Scala Feb. 10 and 12; “La Bayadère” by Bolshoi Ballet Feb. 17 and 19; “Les Troyens” by Royal Opera House Feb. 24 and 26; “An Evening with Crystal Pite” ballet March 3 and 5; “Notre-Dame de Paris” ballet by La Scala March 10 and 12; “Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci” by La Scala March 17 and 19; “Tosca” by Royal Opera House March 24 and 26; “Ballet’s Greatest Hits – YAGP (Youth America Grand Prix) Gala March 31 and April 2; “La Fille Mal Gardee” by Royal Ballet April 7 and 9; “Eugene Onegin” by Royal Opera House April 14 and 16; “The Rite of Spring” by Bolshoi Ballet April 21 and 23; “”Il Trovatore” opera by Liceu April 28 and 30; “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Royal Ballet May 5 and 7; “Nabucco” by Royal Opera House May 12 and 14; and “Giselle” by Royal Ballet May 19 and 21. www.operaincinema.com or www.carmike.com.

PALMETTO STREET ROLLERGIRLS, flat-track derby league. Boot camp through 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.

“TASTE OF THE COAST”, sixth annual benefit for Risen Christ Lutheran School of North Myrtle Beach, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23 at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. Contact Kelly Hewitt at 455-6728 or khewittgibbs@aol.com. More details at /www.bflanding.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.

WINYAH AUDITORIUM, 1200 Highmarket St., Georgetown. “Empowerment Pageant,” by of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Georgetown County chapter, 7 p.m. Feb. 2, with Zenobia Washington, master of ceremonies. $5 donation. 461-1342, 446-4777 or www.winyahauditorium.com.

* “ WOMEN HELPING WOMEN REACH FOR THE STARS” 10th annual Antique Appraisal Fair,” benefiting Philanthropic Education Organization chapter in Southport, N.C., 1-4 p.m. Feb. 24 in Southport Community Center. Appraisals $7, or three for $20. Reach Jackie Brzezniak at 910-454-9886 or jacadb@aol.com.

CRUISE-INS/CAR SHOWS:

GRAND STRAND BRITISH CAR CLUB, third anniversary show, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at TBonz restaurant on 21st Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, for free. 455-8273 or www.grandstrandbritishcarclub.com.

HOT ROD PROMOTIONS cruise-ins, free for all cars: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Highway 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, 4390 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, by Piggly Wiggly; and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 2 at Joey Doggs, 1818 U.S. 17 Business N., near Surfside Beach and by Old Time Pottery. 503-8245

•  MYRTLE BEACH CAR CLUB cruise-ins, free: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 4 Seasons Car Wash, 600 U.S. 17 Business S., Surfside Beach, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 16 at Midas Auto Center, 3354 Waccamaw Blvd., off U.S. 501, just west of Myrtle Beach and next to Bob Evans. 215-3849 or 742-9802.

THEATERS

Prices, times vary by site, program.

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BIG LAUGHS THEATRE, 2696 Beaver Run Blvd., Suite A, Millennium Run Plaza, by Wal-Mart in Surfside Commons, off S.C. 544, just east of U.S. 17 Bypass, between Surfside Beach and Socastee: “Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show” by married pair Rich and Elizabeth Wilde, on Saturdays: “mild” show, for families, 7-8:30 p.m., for $26.95 plus tax for ages 16 and older, and $9.95 ages 5-15; and “wild” show, for adults, 9:15-11 p.m. for $26.95 or $30.95. 750-0514 or www.big-laughs.com.

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CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY, based at Uptown in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. 272-4242 or www.carolinaimprov.com:

• For all ages: “Whose Beach Is It Anyway?” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 9 and 23, and “Improv Rumble” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2, each $14 ages 12 and older, $12 ages 4-11.

• For adults: “Whose Night Out Is It Anyway?” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Feb. 8, 22 and 23, “Cupid’s Comedy Capers” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16, each $14; and “Trashy Novel” 9 p.m. Feb. 15, and “Chick-Dicktionary” 9 p.m. Feb. 22, each $10 or free with purchase to previous show respectively that night.

COMEDY CABANA, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach: Jimmie “J.J.” Walker” 8 p.m. daily through Saturday, and 10:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, for $20; and Tom Simmons: Jan. 31-Feb. 1, Mitchell Walters: Feb. 13-17, Tommy Blaze: Feb. 20-23, Vinnie Mark: Feb. 27-March 2, Patti Vasquez: March 5-9 and Chris Barnes March 12-16, 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.

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

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

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

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

• Black History Month Film Festival, each $5 ages 13 and older, otherwise $3: “Sparkle” (1976) 7 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2; “Daughters of the Dust” (1991) 7 p.m. Feb. 2 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 3; and “Say Amen, Somebody” (1982) 7 p.m. Feb. 6.

MUSIC/CONCERTS

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CULTURAL COUNCIL OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY, “An Artistic and Literary Extravaganza” 10 a.m. Feb. 16 at Teachers’ Heaven, 120 Orange St., Georgetown, next to Augustus and Carolina parking lot; and “Third Tuesday Treasures” concert series on third Tuesday monthly, next at 7 p.m. Feb. 19: “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” with performances by students from all four Georgetown County public high schools, an exhibit by black artists, and Peggy Shivers a choral director and vocalist visiting from Colorado, at Georgetown’s Howard Auditorium, 500 S. Kaminski St., for free, but $10 donation requested. 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 at 3 p.m. second Monday monthly, at Brightwater, off International Drive and S.C. 31. 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 Flogging Molly Feb. 8 and Lee Brice Feb. 14. Also: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre shows for $42 ages 13 and older ( www.murdermysteryproductions.com); 272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.

PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE TOURING CHOIR & RINGERS, from Clinton, south of Spartanburg, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, on Sixth Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach. Donations welcome. 421-8431.

RIVERTOWN BLUEGRASS SOCIETY, at 5 p.m. third Saturday monthly: Bobby Maynard and Break Down, and Common Ground, on March 16; and Mountian Rain, and The Tarheels, on April 20, at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. Each $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

ART EXHIBITS

COASTAL CAROLINA CAMERA CLUB, exhibit through January at Silver Coast Winery Gallery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. Noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, and open till 6 p.m. Fridays. 910-287-6311 or www.coastalcarolinacameraclub.org. Reach winery at 910-287-2800 or www.silvercoastwinery.com.

ART GALLERIES

ART & SOUL, AN ARTISAN GALLERY INC., 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza. ‘Wow! Is That Colored Pencil?’ exhibit through Jan. 31, and various art classes available. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 839-2727 or www.artandsoulmyrtlebeach.com.

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.

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.

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. Entries accepted through Feb. 9 for annual Spring Show March 1-23. 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. Programs include open studio classes for adults on Thursday mornings, and for middle- and high-schoolers Thursday afternoons, both with Kelly Atkinson (687-9261); and scratchboard lessons Wednesday afternoons with Jim Nelson (455-0336). Reach gallery at 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 gallery and teaching studio, 279 S.C. 57, Little River, a half-mile south of S.C. 9. Open Studio 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Call 446-6630 or email voxon21@aol.com to schedule classes in basic wheel-throwing, and hand building techniques. Single-day lessons, home-chool students, birthday parties, ladies’ night out and private classes also available. 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. “Ruth Cox: Works In Oil,” through Feb. 16. Open 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

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.

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: Help feed touch-tank animals at 11 a.m. Fridays; and at 11 a.m. Saturdays: “Coastal Law 101” Saturday, “Get Ready for the (16th annual) Great Backyard Bird Count “ (which is Feb. 15-18) on Feb. 9, “Coastal Connections: Animals That Mate for Life” Feb. 16, and “What Kind of Fish Is That, Mister? Feb. 23. Also: 19th annual Family Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 30, with free admission this day only.

• Planetarium open noon Thursdays-Saturdays: Sky Theater shows through May 23: “Astronaut” at 1 p.m., “Dynamic Earth” 2 p.m., “Zula Patrol: Under The Weather” (especially geared to young children) 3 p.m., and “Tales of the Maya Skies” 4 p.m.; and laser music shows, at 5 and 6 p.m. respectively – “Retro” and “Beatles” Feb. 15-16 and “Led Zeppelin” and “Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ ” (not recommended for young children) March 15-16. Also, “Math, Astronomy, and the Earth-Centered Universe,” 7 p.m. Feb. 8 discussion with Henry Steffens.

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 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. Also: “Home” art exhibit by Bruce Chandler through March 9 in Prevost Gallery, for free. 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. $22.99 ages 12 and older, $14.99 ages 3-11, and 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

ALLIGATOR ADVENTURES, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, with more than 800 alligators and other animals. Special shows daily on tigers 10:30 a.m.; alligators at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.; reptiles at noon and 2 p.m.; and lemurs at 3:30 p.m., all free with admission: $18.99 ages 13 and older, $16.99 seniors, $12.99 ages 4-12, free ages 3 and younger, and active military free with ID, with half-price rate for three of their guests. Also, second-day-free pass available for return within seven days. 361-0789 or www.alligatoradventure.com.

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 -- with 2-for-1 ticket offer for S.C. residents through January. 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.

SEWEE VISITOR & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER, 5821 U.S.. 17 N., Awendaw. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. Also, free programs include discussion and feeding of two resident red wolves 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays; and at 10 a.m. Saturdays (with registration at 928-3368): “Calling All Dirt Devils and Soil Scientists” soil education for spring Feb. 9, “Makin’ Paper and Learning the 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)!” Feb. 16, and “I’on Swamp Nature Hike” Feb. 23. www.fws.gov/seweecenter.

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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