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January 16, 2014 

SATURDAY | 01.18

‘Champions of Magic’ gala

The fifth annual “Champions of Magic” gala, part of the “Magic at the Beach” convention, will play out 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Calvin Gilmore Theater, home of “The Carolina Opry,” on U.S. 17 Business at U.S. 17, at northern tip of Myrtle Beach.

The cast of magicians reflects talent from around the globe, starting with host Gaston from Germany; Pilou, from France, with sleight-of-hand magic; low-key comedian Tom Burgoon, from the network TV series “Masters of Illusion” and known for his ad-libs; Eric Buss, the “Comedy Imaginator”; Timo Marc, another German, famous for his combination of multimedia, painting, shadow play and magic; and to close the evening, a team from Japan, Fukai and Kimika, dazzling in dexterity with use of colorful scarves and umbrellas of various sizes.

Tickets available at the theater box office (913-4000) for $45 ages 17 and older, and $25 or $35 ages 3-16. More details at 626-8191 or www.championsofmagicshow.com.

TWO FRIDAYS MONTHLY | 01.17-03.28

‘Rear Window’ opens classic film fest

The annual “Friday Night at the Movies” classic film festival, with host David Zinman – who winters in Conway from Jamestown, N.Y. – and Friends of Waccamaw Library – opens this weekend.

Screenings are at 7 p.m. on select Fridays at Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck branch, 24 Commerce Lane, Pawleys Island, west of U.S. 17, behind Pastaria 811. Each film is preceded by a lecture and followed up with an audience discussion. Admission is free.

“Rear Window,” an Alfred Hitchcock thriller from 1954, and starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly and William Burr, opens the series on Jan 17; it’s about two hours long. The rest of the series comprises:

• “All About Eve” (1950) on Jan. 31

• “Somewhere in Time” (1980) Feb. 14

• “Dr. Strangelove” (1964) Feb. 28

• “Annie Hall” (1977) March 14

• “42nd Street” (1933) March 28

Details from the library at 545-3623. Zinman, author of the film book “50 Classic Motion Pictures,” also coordinates a classic film program every summer at Chautauqua Institution.

FRIDAYS-SATURDAYS | Through 02.15

‘Strand Cinema’ in Georgetown

The Strand Cinema group, showcasing independent, foreign and documentary films on Fridays and Saturdays at the Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown, has rounded up a new schedule through mid-February. Each film is $5 for members, otherwise $7:

• “The Hunt” (2012), 2:30 p.m. Jan. 17

• “Keeping Mum” (2005), 7 p.m. Jan. 17

• “Tea with Mussolini (1999), 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18

• “The Great Beauty” (2013), 7 p.m. Jan. 18

• “Museum Hours” (2012), 2:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and 7 p.m. Feb. 1

• “Last Love” (2013), 7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 1

• “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” (2013), 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and 7 p.m. Jan. 31

• “Sneakers” (1992), 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 31

• “Fruitvale Station” (2013), 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 7 p.m. Feb. 15

• “Cabin in the Sky” (1943), 7 p.m. Feb. 14 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15

Also, French Film Festival (check ahead for prices):

• Feb. 7 | “Bienvenu Parni Nous” (2012) at 2 p.m. and “Renoir” (2012) 4 p.m.

• Feb. 8 | “Du Vent Dans Mes Mollets” (2012)” 2 p.m., “Therese Desqueyroux” (2012) 4 p.m., and “Renoir” 7 p.m.

Details at 527-2924 or www.strandcinema.org.

NEXT THURSDAY | 01.23

‘Promenades’ concerts start

The FPC Concerts’ “Promenades” series in Myrtle Beach returns for its 28th season of talent from around the world, opening at 1 p.m. Jan. 23 with Ukrainian native Aleksey Semenenko, violinist, accompanied by Inna Firsova on piano.

All the concerts are at First Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. The rest of the dates are:

• Ji-Yong, pianist from South Korea, 1 p.m. Feb. 13.

• “Broadway Showstoppers and The Grasshopper Opera,” with Noreen O’Reilly, soprano; Brown Bradley, tenor; Jeffery Jones, baritone; Philip Powell on piano; and the FPC Players – 1 p.m. March 7.

• Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano, with Bradley Moore on piano, 7:30 p.m. March 28.

A season ticket is $60 for center and balcony seating, and $40 in the transepts. Individual tickets at the door are $15 for most concerts, and $40 for Graham, if available. Details at 448-4496 or www.fpcconcerts.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 01.17-01.19

Cline, fitness and concerts

Various special events fill this weekend:

• “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” starring Gail Bliss, 7 p.m. Jan. 17-18 at Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, for $29.54, $34.95 or $39.95. Details at 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.

• Rivertown Bluegrass Society, Jan. 18 with The Henson Girls at 5 and 7 p.m. and Ken Scoggins & Millers Creek tat 6 and 8 p.m., at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway, for $10 members, otherwise $12 . Also, preshow jams at 3 p.m. for any acoustic player; no electric instruments except bass. 457-2854 or www.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com.

• House Party Fitness showcase class, benefiting National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Carolinas Chapter (919-834-0678 or www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/nct/index.aspx), 7-9 p.m. Jan. 18 at Revolutions nightclub at Broadway at the Beach, off 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, for $10 donation. 450-2622, 283-0242 or fitnesswithpatty@gmail.com.

• Grand Strand Beach Social Dancers’ dance, in “Mamma Mia!” theme, for all ages, 7 p.m. Jan. 18, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, with music provided by the duo Karen and Carl. $7. 903-3765.

• Long Bay Symphony “Musical Narrative,” featuring the Carolina Master Chorale and Jeffrey Jones, baritone, and Carolina Master Chorale, 4 p.m. Jan. 19, performing John Adams’ “Short Ride in a Fast Machine,” Smetana’s “The Moldau,” Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet,” and Walton’s “Belshazzar’s Feast,” in Myrtle Beach High School auditorium, on Grissom Parkway, between 29th and 38th avenues North. Tickets are $40, $45 or $50, and $15 for students 22 and younger with valid ID. 448-8379 or www.longbaysymphony.com.

ART MUSEUM ADDS TWO | 01.19

Array of special exhibits

Six sites have new exhibits:

• “New Paintings by Bruce Chandler,” at Rice Museum Prevost Gallery, 633 Front St., Georgetown, opening with reception 2-4 p.m. Jan. 18, then 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays through March 16. Free. 546-7423 or www.ricemuseum.org.

• Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, opens “FiberArt International 2013,” produced by the Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh, and “State of the Art: Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection,” both Jan. 19-April 24. “Julyan Davis: Appalachian Ballads” continues through March 16. Museum open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, with free admission. Details at 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

• At Coastal Carolina University’s Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Art, the “Linda Stein: The Fluidity of Gender” exhibition of sculptural armor, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Feb. 28. Free. 349-6454 or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.

• “Sojun tu Gullah Geechee,” or Sojourn to Gullah Geechee, a traveling exhibit from the Geechee Kunda Center, in Riceboro, Ga., noon-4:30 p.m. daily through March 16 at Brookgreen Gardens, open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, and free with gardens admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12. 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.

• “The Brushwork Society: A Low Country Show,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 11 at Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. Also, artists’ reception 2-5 p.m. Jan. 18. 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.

• Shifting Tides Exhibit, in Changing tides gallery at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., covering Oregon, Tubbs and Shallotte inlets, with a complete view of Ocean Isle Beach, and depicting changes on the coast from 1949, preceding Hurricane Hazel, to 2012. Museum open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, for admission of $8 for ages 13-61, $7 ages 62 and older, $6 ages 3-12, and free for ages 2 and under. 910-579-1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org.

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