Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Feb. 23

February 22, 2013 

Go ‘Shuckin’ at roast

The “Shuckin’ on the Strand” fifth annual oyster roast, by gsSCENE, with all-you-can-eat-oysters, a plate of barbecue and side dishes, and entertainment by DJ Lex Diamond and MB Country. Details at 916-7240 or www.gsscene.com.

Details | noon-4 p.m. at Hot Fish Club, 4911 U.S. 17 Business S., Murrells Inlet, for $25.

Play salutes Tubman

See “Becoming Harriet,” Natalie E. Daise’s hourlong, solo performance about Harriet Tubman, the former slave-turned abolitionist, Union spy, and conductor of the Underground Railroad. Free with admission, but reservations required at 235-6016. More details at www.brookgreen.org.

Details | 1 and 3 p.m. at Brookgreen Gardens (open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.), on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, for which admission lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12.

‘Oscar Marathon’ at mall

The “2013 Oscar Marathon” continues with a block of movies nominated for best picture, all rated R: “Argo” at 1 p.m.; “Silver Linings Playbook” 3:20; “Zero Dark Thirty” 5:30; and “Django Unchained” 8:20. Details at 839-3225 or www.cinemark.com.

Details | at Cinemark at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach, for $30 for the block

See sword swallower

For World Sword Swallower’s Day, Erik Kloecker will show off sword swallowing skills in a free performance at 1:30 p.m., with an official “swallow” at 2:23:13 p.m. to coincide with the 2/23/13 date. Details at 448-2331, www.ripleys.com/myrtlebeach and www.swordswallow.org.

Details | Outside of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, 901 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., for which admission is $14.99 for ages 12 and older, $9.99 ages 3-11, and free ages 2 and younger.

‘Broadway Rocks!’ concert

LaKisha Jones, a former “American Idol” finalist, and two Broadway stars – Doug LaBrecque and Anne Runolfsson, will join the Long Bay Symphony, with extra voices from the Carolina Master Chorale, for a “Broadway Rocks!” concert, benefiting Myrtle Beach Rotary Club (www.myrtlebeachrotary.org). Details at 448-8379 or www.longbaysymphony.com.

Details | 7:30 p.m. at Myrtle Beach High School, on Grissom Parkway, between 29th and 38th avenues North, for $40, $45 or $50.

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