MONDAY-TUESDAY | 03.18-03.19
Piccadilly Circus ‘Blammo!’
Touring with its “Blammo!” show, the Piccadilly Circus of Sarasota, Fla., will perform at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 18-19 in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North. Other parts of the experience include the Cossack Warriors, a white tiger showcase, a petting zoo, camel calf feeding, and a “My Little Pony” parade. Tickets at the gate for ages 14 and older are $28 (in advance at www.thefuncircus.com, buy one, get one free, by 10 a.m. each show day); and $8 for ages 13 and younger, or for free with a coupon distributed in sites across the community. More details at 877-373-0477.
TWO PLAYS | One through 03.24, other 03.16-03.17
Youth in ‘Phantom,’ ‘Cinderella’
See local youth in two storied plays:
• “Phantom of the Opera” by Carolina Forest High School Fine Arts Department, and with a special chandelier, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through March 23 and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through March 24, at school, 70 Gardner Lacy Road, east of U.S. 501, for $18. Details at 236-7997 and www.cfhsshows.com.
• “Cinderella” by Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre of Murrells Inlet, 2 and 7 p.m. March 16 and 4 p.m. March 17 at Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Parkway, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass, just west of Myrtle Beach. Tickets in advance: $15 adults and $10 for children/seniors, and at the door, $20 and $15, respectively. 651-2006 or www.coastalyouthballettheatre.org.
TWO EXHIBITS | Through 04.19, 04.27
Take in two new art exhibits in Conway and Georgetown, free of charge:
• See the work of nine Horry County artists – Jim Arendt, Lon Calhoun, Jack Cayton, Ruth Cox, Armon Means, Easton Selby, Emily Smith, and Ed and Barb Streeter – in the Create! Conway Invitational Art Exhibit through April 19. The exhibit, also coordinated with help from Horry County Museum in Conway, is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Ave., Conway. Also, meet the artists at a reception 4-5:30 p.m. March 19. Details at 248-4527 or www.createconway.com.
An exhibit of pictures by members of the Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association, Myrtle Beach region, opens with a reception 2-4 p.m. March 16 at the Rice Museum Prevost Gallery, 633 Front St., Georgetown. The show will last through April 27 on the first floor, and an exhibition of paintings by Joseph Cave continues upstairs at the gallery, open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Details at 546-7423 or www.ricemuseum.org.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 03.15-03.17
Dogs flash agility
Dogs thrived on their own stage March 2-3 for a Dock Dogs competition at the Winyah Bay Heritage Festival in Georgetown.
Pooches also will pursue ribbons in an agility competition March 15-17 by A Way to Play Dog Agility Club, at A Dog’s Way Inn, 761 Pendergrass Ave., Murrells Inlet, west of U.S. 17. The first runs each day are 5 p.m. March 15 and 8:45 a.m. March 16-17. Admission is free for spectators. Details at 357-4545, www.awaytoplaydogagilityclub.com and www.adogswayinn.com.
SATURDAY | 03.16
‘Wildlife and History Day’
Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, will have its 19th Annual Wildlife and History Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 16.
The many programs include:
• Raptor demonstration at 1 p.m. by Center for Birds of Prey of Awendaw.
• Camp Flintlock, a group of historical re-enactors presenting hands-on programs to immerse visitors in activities from colonial times, such as fife and drum music and writing with quill and ink.
• Tours, such as a guided walk along the edge of Mallard Pond to observe alligators, and educational outlets covering beachcombing, sea creatures, local mammals and snakes.
• Fish printing – Bring a blank T-shirt for a special souvenir.
• Music by bluegrass band Cornbread ‘n Biscuits.
• The courtyard of Atalaya, the former home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, with activities by various groups, including visits with animals and displays of local seashells and fossils.
Programs are free with park admission: $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15, and Atalaya tours by the Friends of Huntington Beach State Park are $2 for ages 6 and older, otherwise free. Park hours are 6 a.m.-10 p.m.