SATURDAY-MONDAY | 08.31-09.02
Pelicans homer with promotions
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Advanced-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, will open their final homestand before their third straight year in the Carolina League playoffs, which start Sept. 4.
The games this weekend, at TicketReturn.com Field, 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, at Grissom Parkway, are at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 31, and 6:05 p.m. Sept. 1-2, each with various promotions:
• Aug. 31 | “Bark in the Park,” with dogs on a leash welcome, in the left-field bleachers; and the first 1,000 fans ages 12 and younger receive a free Pelicans hat.
• Sept. 1 | Pre-game catch on the field one hour before first pitch; “Faith and Family Night,” with a postgame concert by Francesca Battistelli, after fireworks; and “Robotics Education Night” with the Grand Strand Technology Council, with concourse exhibits of competition robots (details at 491-6060 or http://grandstrandtechnologycouncil.org).
• Sept. 2 | For “Make A Splash” Monday, bring a nonperishable food item for Back Pack Buddies and receive half-price admission and an autographed Pelicans baseball card; also, enjoy postgame fireworks.
Tickets cost $6-$13 in advance, and $1 more on game day. Details at 918-6000, 877-918-8499 or www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com.
Also, for the Sept. 1 game, New Directions of Horry County and its three shelters are selling tickets through its “Strikeout Homelessness” fundraiser for $14.50, for which the charity receives $6 – visit www.endhomelessnessmb.org, with promo code NewDirections13 and the reserved box seat option. Deadline is Aug. 31; more information at 626-3643.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 08.30-08.31
Alleys assist Folds of Honor
The group Grand Strand Bowling for Vets will have two events this weekend to support the Folds of Honor Foundation ( www.foldsofhonor.org), which provides scholarships to children of veterans who have died or incurred severe injuries. These outings for the public also aim to help veterans and their families find bowling as a fun activity to strengthen the family unit. Both are 1-4 p.m.:
• Aug. 30 at Little River Lanes, 300 Bowling Lane, Little River, off River Hills Drive, north of U.S. 17. Sign up by calling 249-0055.
• Aug. 31 at Waccamaw Bowling Center, 101 Gray Drive, west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, just west of River Oaks Drive and the Intracoastal Waterway. Registration at 236-1020 or 503-9475; more details at www.waccamawbowling.com).
Each event is $15 per bowler, which includes three hours of open bowling after a veterans’ 21-ball salute, as well as shoe rental, prizes and silent auctions.
Also, at Waccamaw Lanes, a private bowling and coaching session for wounded veterans is available 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 31, with child care will be available in that time; and every Sunday, veterans and active duty military are welcome to bowl three games for free, and games are $1 each for accompanying members in their party.
MONDAYS-FRIDAYS | 08.29-09.27
‘This is What Makes Us Girls’
An exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Karen Ann Myers, “This is What Makes Us Girls,” begins the fall at Coastal Carolina University’s Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, in Conway.
Myers, the associate director of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, designs renderings of patterns, textures and figures of women to show her inspiration from beauty in contemporary mass media.
Besides an opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 29, gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and admission is free. The exhibit continues through Sept. 27. Details at 349-6454 or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 08.30-09.01
‘Fire Fest Reloaded Beach Fest’
The “Fire Fest Reloaded Beach Fest” opens Aug. 30 for three days of entertainment through Sept. 1 at the Landmark Resort, 1501 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach.
The many scheduled performers per night include:
• 8 p.m. Aug. 30 | Tony Jones, Pressed, Charles Atkins Jr., Mr. GP, Red G., Lionel Pearson, and Appointed.
• 7 p.m. Aug. 31 | The Inferno with the Fire Fest Reunion, Apostle Stone, Jus B, Debra Price, and Street Light.
• 7 p.m. Sept. 1 | Inferno Awards pre-show, then awards at 8 p.m. with hosts The Gospel Godfatha and King Cee.
Admission is $6 daily. Details at 238-5252 or www.firefestreloaded.com.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 08.30-09.01
EASY ESCAPES: Shag, bluegrass festivals
Head south and west to some music festivals:
• Music and Shag Fest, in Bay Creek Park in Edisto Beach, southwest of Charleston – noon-11 p.m. Aug. 30, including music by The Headliners at 7 p.m., then for Aug. 31: professional shag competition at 10 a.m., Steve Craig and The Out of Towners Band performing 2-6 p.m., East Coast Party Band 7-11 p.m., and a shag competition for everyone (non-pro) at 9 p.m. Details at 843-869-3867 or www.edistochamber.com.
• 12th annual Bluegrass and Country Music Jamboree, at Lone Star Barbecue & Mercantile, 2212 Santee State Park Road, Santee, off Exit 98 from Interstate 95, about 22 miles south of Manning. Oliver West & the 39 Express kick things off 6:45-9 p.m. Aug. 30, and various acts will take turns 1:30-9:15 p.m. Aug. 31 and 11:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sept. 1, and most are outside. Details at 843-854-2000 or www.lonestarbbq.net.
OPENS TUESDAY | 09.03
Legends changes lineup for fall
A new season signals a new lineup at Legends in Concert in Myrtle Beach.
With shows at 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 1, get your last chance to see this roster of tribute artists: the Blues Brothers, Michael Jackson, Lady GaGa, Elvis Presley and Justin Timberlake.
Then, Sept. 3-Oct. 29, the Blues Brothers will stay on, but with Cher, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and Diana Ross.
Show times are 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Thursdays. Tickets are $39.95 or $44.95 for ages 17 and older, and $14.95 or $19.95 ages 3-16; booth $50.95 and $24.95, respectively per age group; and VIP $47.95 for all.
Find the theater at 2925 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 29th Avenue North, next to Planet Hollywood, across from Broadway at the Beach. Details at 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com.