Best Bets for the Myrtle Beach area, Sept. 27-Oct. 3

September 26, 2013 

This photo shows a work titled "Ancestors," part of “The Opulent Object: Tapestries by Jon Riis with Sculpture by Richard Mafong and Mike Harrison.” The exhibit opens Oct. 3 for two months at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach.

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OPENS NEXT THURSDAY | 10.03

‘Opulent Object’ exhibit

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum will get color going for autumn with “The Opulent Object: Tapestries by Jon Riis with Sculpture by Richard Mafong and Mike Harrison.”

This display of luxurious, exotic objects, with more than 40 tapestries and 20 sculptures, opens with an artists reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, then lasts through Jan. 5. The reception is free for museum members, otherwise $10.

Also, the “Passionate Collectors and 25 Years of Jonathan Green” exhibit opened last weekend, continuing through Dec. 29.

Admission to the museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, across from Midway Par 3 and Springmaid Beach Resort, is always free, but donations are welcome. It’s open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Details at 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

SATURDAY | 09.28

Easy Escapes | Tour Bird Island reserve

The Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., will lead a guided walk Sept. 28 on the Bird Island Coastal Reserve. This barrier island, between Sunset Beach and the Little River Inlet in South Carolina, spans 1,481 acres.

To join this stroll, gather in the museum, 21 East Second St., for a short presentation by Jim Barber, who will talk about Bird Island’s history and natural resources, then participants will carpool to Sunset Beach to meet up with several Bird Island stewards, who will lead the island walk.

This event also coincides with National Take A Child Outside Week, which concludes Sept. 30.

Admission is free with museum admission: $8 for ages 13-61, $7 ages 62 and older, $6 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger.

Through Jan. 4, the museum’s open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Weekly activities at 11 a.m. include “Animal Adventures Story Time” on Thursdays for preschoolers, and docents welcoming guests to feed residents of the touch tank such as sea stars, sea urchins, a horseshoe crab, a Florida horse conch, striped burrfish and a flounder, and more. Details at 910-579-1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org.

OPENS NEXT THURSDAY | 10.03

‘Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns’

The Swamp Fox Players will open their next play, “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns,” next week at the Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown. Show times are 8 p.m. Oct. 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19, and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20. Tickets are $18. Details at 527-2924 or www.swampfoxplayers.com.

SATURDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 09.28, 10.03

Dancing, music and Big Wheels

Check out some special events in the next week, all with music:

• “Back to the ‘50s” social dance, by USA Dance Grand Strand Chapter 6024, 7-10 p.m. Sept. 28 in Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, near The Market Common. Wear poodle skirts, bobby sox, white tees, cuffed jeans and the like, and dance. $7 members, otherwise $10. Details at 808-3397 or www.usadancegrandstrand.org.

• Finale of “Hot Summer Nights,” by the Oceanfront Merchants Association, with a concert 8-11 p.m. Sept. 28, with The Mulletts doing classic rock in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard. Admission is free. Details at www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com.

• “Alive After 5,” 6-8 p.m. first Thursday monthly through November, by Conway Downtown Alive, on Third Avenue in downtown Conway. On Oct. 3: “Bring Your Own Big Wheel Race” 6-7 p.m. at Laurel Street and Fourth Avenue, in classic and modified categories – registration free; and Ten Toes Up concert. Free. 248-6260 or www.conwayalive.com.

MONDAY | 09.30

‘Tribute to Benny Goodman’

Brunswick Community College opens its 2013-14 Performing Art Series with a “75th Anniversary Tribute to Benny Goodman” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, on campus at Odell Williamson Auditorium, off U.S. 17 in Supply, N.C.

Other series concerts, all at 7:30 p.m., are:

• The Hot Club of San Francisco’s “Cinema Vivent” evening of silent films, Oct. 15

• B.J. Thomas, Nov. 7

• “Dailey and Vincent Bluegrass Christmas,” Dec. 5

• “Hotel California – The Original Tribute to the Eagles,” Jan. 23

• “Driving Miss Daisy,” by Walnut Street Theatre, Feb. 14

“The Fantasticks,” by Nebraska Theatre Caravan, March 20

• Rita Coolidge, April 24

Tickets per show are $30 for ages 18-64, $28 ages 65 and older, and $11 ages 12 and younger, and respective season subscriptions at $175, $165 and $60; group rates are available for 25 or more.

Also, separate from the series, Willie Nelson and Friends will perform at 7:30 Oct. 21; tickets are $58 or $65. Details at 910-755-7416; 800-754-1050, ext. 7416; or www.bccowa.com.

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