SATURDAY | 08.17
Sculpture in spotlight
Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, and open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, will premiere the National Sculpture Society 80th annual Awards Exhibition, with 48 works, continuing through Oct. 27.
It’s free with admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12.
Visitors also are welcome to vote for the Brookgreen People’s Choice Award, announced at the end of the exhibition. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.
MONDAYS-SATURDAYS | Through 08.31
‘Something Fishy’s Going On’
The exhibit “Something’s Fishy’s Going On,” a multimedia group show of fish- and sea life-themed works of art, continues through August at Sunset River Marketplace.
See works by Shandi Berls, Jean Caveness, Maribeth Graham, Desiree Horton and Kathie Wolk, each in pottery; Tony Carr (stained glass mirror); Anne Cunningham and Kevin Kuhnel, each in metal; Ginny Lassiter (home décor and folk art); Beth Hill (acrylic); Janet Isenhour (collage); Anitta Martin, Donn McRary, Mary Owens and Norman Waite, each in oil; Marilyn O’Conner (watercolor); Beth and Marvin Pethtal (home décor); Rick Steingress and Cat Wondergem (fish prints); Janna Stidham (glass mosaic); and Kathy Turnauer (fused glass).
The gallery, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C., is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Details at 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.
FRIDAY | 08.16
‘Jazz on the Green’
Jazz up the evening at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 with nine holes of golf in a fundraiser for the Gold Key Jazz Society.
At River Oaks Golf Plantation, on River Oaks Drive, east of U.S. 501 and just northwest of Myrtle Beach, with a shotgun start at 5:30 p.m., enjoy entertainment by Don Carey on drums, Don Colpon on saxophone, Doug Tremble on bass, William Gerald on keyboards, and Betty Fore on vocals. Heavy hors d’ouerves and wine tasting also are planned. Tickets are $30; reservations at 236-2222.
For details on the jazz society, based in Myrtle Beach, and with several concerts year round: 742-5064, 465-8002 or www.goldkeyjazzsociety.org.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 08.17-08.18
Benefits on beach and at ball
Pick a benefit, on the beach, or at a ball:
• The 14th annual Guy Daniels Memorial Surf-Off, to fund scholarships for local students and for awareness about keeping beaches clean, is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17-18, at 13th Avenue South and South Ocean Boulevard in Surfside Beach. Admission is free for spectators. Details at 222-8969 or surfoff.com.
• The “Unmask the Violence – Masquerade Ball,” 7-11 p.m. Aug. 17, will benefit the Rape Crisis Center, which across Horry and Georgetown counties, serves victims of sexual assault and their families. The buffet dinner also includes silent and live auctions, and music by rock band Bullfrog, all at the hall at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 3301 33rd Ave. Extension N., Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17 Bypass.
Tickets $75 per person, $140 per couple, $450 for a table of six, or $550 for table of eight; call 839-3182. More details at 448-3180 or www.victimtosurvivor.org.
NEXT THURSDAY | 08.22
ShrimpFest kickoff party
The homework in readying the ninth annual Little River ShrimpFest Oct. 12-13 begins next week with a mixology competition and signature cocktail challenge by personnel from local restaurants.
Join the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center and Southern Wines & Spirits for the kickoff party 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 22 at Collision Masters, 825 U.S. 17, Little River. Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot will entertain.
Look for signature cocktails in participating restaurants and taverns leading up to the festival, which will include Elise Testone, an “American Idol” finalist, performing 4-6 p.m. Oct. 12. Prizes will be awarded for winning recipes.