NEW EXHIBITS | Into October
Rice Museum, Collector’s Cafe
Take your pick of two new exhibits:
• The Rice Museum’s Prevost Gallery, 633 Front St., Georgetown, will open a show by two Pawleys Island artists – Patricia Givens and Brenda Lawson – with a reception 4-6 p.m. Sept. 21. Lawson’s paintings focus on landscapes, flowers and animals, and Givens, whose subjects cover a variety of scenes, is president of the Georgetown County Watercolor Society. See their works for free through Oct. 26: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Details at 546-7423 or www.ricemuseum.org.
• Collector’s Cafe and Gallery, 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, has opened its End of Summer Art Show through Oct. 15. New artists this year at the gallery are Denise Clement, Yuriy Petrov and Jennifer Santangelo, and other local staples with works on display are Kimberly Dawn, Bobbie Holt, Dan MacCosbe, Susan Duke, and gallery owners Michael Craig and Thomas Davis. Artists from out of town are Lilliana Maya of Summerville and Connie Logan of Greensboro. The gallery is open noon-midnight Mondays-Saturdays. Details at 449-9370 or www.collectorscafeandgallery.com.
SATURDAY | 09.21
Rivertown Bluegrass Society
The Rivertown Bluegrass Society welcomes two bands – Subject to Change Band, and The Southern Gentlemen – for its next concert, at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 – always the third weekend of the month – at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway.
The groups each will play twice, taking turns at the top of the hour. Also, preshow jams begin at 3 p.m. for any acoustic player, but without any electric instruments, except bass.
Tickets are $10 for members, otherwise $12.
Other concerts booked for autumn are:
• Oct. 19 | The Smith Family and Flatland Express Bluegrass
• Nov. 16 | Frethigh Bluegrass Band and Red White & Bluegrass
Details at 457-2854 or www.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com.
SUNDAY | 09.22
‘Passion Prelude: Broadway Now!’
The Carolina Master Chorale is gearing up for its new season with a “Passion Prelude: Broadway Now!” benefit Sept. 22 at Dunes Golf & Beach Club, 9000 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach.
The gala begins with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., then dinner at 7, and a concert at 8 by members of the Chorale, Theatre of the Republic of Conway and Coastal Carolina University. Tickets are $40.
The Chorale’s “Stories of Passion” season opens with “Annelies: The First Major Choral Setting of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank,’” starring Arianna Zukerman, soprano, 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at Seaside United Methodist Church, 1300 Seaside Road, Sunset Beach, N.C., and 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach.
Call 444-5774 for ticket availability. More details at www.carolinamasterchorale.com.
SATURDAY | 09.21
Group’s social dances resume
The Grand Strand Beach Social Dance group, formed in 1995, begins another season with a dance 7-10 p.m. Sept. 21.
All profits from each dance support the host site, the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, for which such items as chairs, tables, a television, stereo system, games and paddle fans have been purchased.
The theme this season will be Broadway musicals, and the inaugural dance will highlight “Guys and Dolls,” with music by the duo Harlequin, and decorations.
Tickets are $7, beverages are provided, and tables of eight are available by reservation. Call 903-3765.
CONCERTS AND PLAYS | Almost daily
‘Sweetest Swing in Baseball’ opens
Coastal Carolina University has begun a busy slate of entertainment for fall, including:
• “The Sweetest Swing in Baseball” play, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19-21 and 25-28, and 3 p.m. Sept. 21 and 28, in Edwards Theatre, for $15 general; $10 CCU/Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty, staff, alumni, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members, seniors and teens; and $5 CCU/HGTC students and children.
• Coastal Band Spectrum Concert, 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in Wheelwright Auditorium, including CCU Symphonic Band’s rendition of “Radetzky” march. $5 general; $3 CCU/HGTC students, faculty and staff; and free for children.
• “The Tully Hull Flute and Guitar Duo,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in Edwards Recital Hall, with Amy Tully on flute and Daniel Hull on guitar. $5 general; $3 CCU/HGTC students, faculty and staff; and free for children.
• Memorial concert benefit for Paul Rice Broadside Poetry Series, 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 26 in Wheelwright Auditorium, for free with ticket from box office, but $10 donation requested. Guests singing in tribute to the late songwriter and CCU professor from the 1980s-‘90s include his son, Jesse Rice, a Conway native who co-wrote Florida Georgia Line’s debut hit, “Cruise,” and Elise Testone, a student who went on to “American Idol” fame. Details on this event from Scott Pleasant: email@example.com.
Details at 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.