THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS | Through 04.07
‘Lend Me A Tenor’
The Atlantic Stage professional theater continues its fifth season with a farce. “Lend Me A Tenor” is set in 1934 with an opera company and renowned tenor ready to tackle “Othello,” but amid his tardy arrival, coupled with his jealous wife’s presence, the evening planned goes awry.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through April 7 at Coastal Carolina University’s Myrtle Beach Education Center, at 79th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass. Tickets are $27.50 general admission, $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military, and $17.50 students.
Showgoers are asked to bring donations for resale at Atlantic Stage’s Treasure Festival yard sale benefit set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 20. Items of interest include, but are not limited to, household decorative items, appliances, clothing, books and toys. Larger items for donations are welcome 1-3 p.m. March 30 and April 6.
Also, the second annual “New Voices Playfest” is April 11-14 with a variety of 10-minute, one-act and full-length plays read. Admission is free. Details at 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY | 03.21-03.24
Two shows in Socastee
The heart of Socastee has two special events on stage:
• Students at Socastee High School will perform “Disney’s ‘Tarzan’ ” at 7 p.m. March 21-24 and 3 p.m. March 23-24. Tickets are $12 or $17. The story follows an orphaned baby boy who’s raised by a group of gorillas and deals with human encounters. It’s based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Tarzan of the Apes,” and the Disney animated film from 1999, for which Phil Collins’ “You’ll Be in My Heart” won an Oscar. Details at 293-9041 or www.socasteeperformingarts.com.
• Catch “Elvis Uncensored” by Michael Sokolik Jr. with the Lucky Strike Band, Sugar Shakers duo dance team, Duane Farmer, Rinaldo Wright, and comedian Michael McDonough, in a benefit to help Morgen May, a local high schooler undergoing medical treatments for a disease. The one-time show is at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Cypress Camping Resort, 2200 River Road, Socastee, off Dick Pond Road, near Socastee High, for $15. Details at 222-2324.
SATURDAY | 03.23
‘Diggin’ It’ spring festival
Brookgreen Gardens celebrates spring’s arrival this week with its annual “Diggin’ It” festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23, with many speakers, demonstrations and information tents.
Besides booths from such groups as the Native Plant Society and Master Gardeners, Brookgreen horticulture staff will have a tent in which visitors can “Build Your Own Terrarium.” Russell Unger, co-owner of R&R Edge, also will have a tool sharpening demo and session 1:30-3:30 p.m., and the public is welcome to bring clean tools such as pruners, shears, knives, shovels, spades and axes for free sharpening.
The fest is free with admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12, and the gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Myrtle Beach, are open daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Also, all festivalgoers will receive a voucher for free admission April 13-14 during Brookgreen’s annual Plantacular Sale.
“Propagation Workshops” are available 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. for $50 each on March 23, plus admission, by advance registration at 235-6016. More details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.
SATURDAY | 03.23
Tastes, tunes and tapping
Three special events are on tap for March 23:
• Create! Conway’s annual Equinox Art & Music Fest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Historic Horry County Court House, 1201 Third Ave., Conway, for free. Easter Bunny photos available 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and these scheduled musicians on lawn: Big Bam Boom at 10:20 a.m., Jentry Rose 11, Dan Barnhart 11:40, Rusty Henderson 12:20 p.m., Sleeping Policeman 1, Reid Cox 1:40, Brian Roessler 2:20, Prettier Than Matt 3, and Just Add Salt 4. Details at 248-4527 or www.createconway.com.
• “Taste of the Coast,” a sixth annual benefit for Risen Christ Lutheran School of North Myrtle Beach, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. Admission $1 ages 13 and older, otherwise free; food and ride tickets $1 each. Kids Zone includes rock wall, bungee jumping and face painters. 455-6728 or www.bflanding.com.
• “Tempo 54” Drumline Showcase, 4 p.m. in Coastal Carolina University’s HTC Center, off S.C. 544 in Conway, with drumlines from South Carolina State, Winston Salem State and North Carolina A&T, and a performance by The Golden Delight, an auxiliary dance team, for $7 ages 11 and older, otherwise $5. 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.
SUNDAY | 03.24
Students’ art at museum
Students from 13 schools are represented in the 12th annual Horry/Georgetown High Schools Juried Fine Art Exhibition. The showcase opens with a reception 1-3 p.m. March 24, including an awards ceremony at 1:30, at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach.
The 92 works will then remain on display through April 21, at the museum, which is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, with free admission.
Schools participating are Aynor, Carolina Forest, Conway, Georgetown, Green Sea Floyd, Loris, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, St. James, Socastee and Waccamaw high schools, as well as Lowcountry Preparatory School and Horry County Schools’ Academy for the Arts, Sciences & Technology. The judge is Mary Ann Beckwith, an international experimental watercolor painter and retired art professor from Michigan Tech University. Ninety-two works of the 324 submitted were chosen for exhibit.
Also, the exhibits “Mullen: 2009-2012” and “Room with a View: Selections from the Permanent Collection” continue through April 25. Details at 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.