Best Bets for the Myrtle Beach area, Feb. 7-13

February 6, 2014 

FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 02.07-02.08

French Film Festival

Five productions will fill the 10th annual French Film Festival, Feb. 7-8 at the Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown.

“La Bande A Picasso (Picasso’s Gang),” from 2013 and set in 1911 – when Pablo Picasso and a friend were questioned by police about the “Mona Lisa” theft from the Louvre – will make its S.C. premiere. It’s one of two films, along with “Renoir” (2012), set on the French Riviera in summer 1915 – when the 74-year-old Pierre-Auguste Renoir meets the woman who would be his last painting model – to share an experience from the life of a world famous painter.

The schedule, with matinees both days, comprises:

Feb. 7 – “Bienvenue Parmi Nous (Welcome Aboard),” from 2012 at 2 p.m., and “Renoir,” 4 p.m., both rated R.

• Feb. 8 – “Du Vent Dans Mes Mollets (The Dandelions)” (2012 and rated PG-13) at 2 p.m.; “Therese Desqueyroux” (2012 and rated R) 4 p.m.; and “La Bande A Picasso (Picasso’s Gang)” (rated PG-13) 7 p.m.

All the films have English subtitles, and each is $6, or $4 for Strand Cinema and Coastal Carolina University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members. Details at 527-2924 or www.strandcinema.org.

SATURDAY | 02.08

‘Year of the Horse’ celebration

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is all saddled up for its annual “Free Family Day” celebration of Chinese New Year – The Year of the Horse, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 8.

At the museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, across from Midway Par 3 and Springmaid Beach Resort, scheduled activities include children’s art workshops to create masks, chopstick scrolls and lanterns; kites (weather permitting); Chinese literature for children; face painting with “Big Bird in China” video; mah jong, dominoes and Chinese checkers; Chinese opera and Guonian films; tea and fortune cookies; a Chinese market; chopstick lessons; paper folding and Chinese calligraphy; Chinese New Year cake samples; and performances by the Little Lotus Dance Troupe from Charlotte.

Scheduled events include:

• 11 a.m. – Dragon parade with Mint Hill Kung Fu School

• 11:15 – New year lion “wakes up” with Mint Hill

• 11:45 – Chinese storytelling with Joan Leotta

• 12:15 p.m. – Tai chi and chi gong demonstration and lecture with Fred Christie

• 12:30 – Vegetable carving with Nan Black and Eric Wagner

• 1:30 – Ice sculpture demonstration with Eric Wagner

• 2:15 – Chinese medicine talk with Susanne Swearengen

• 2:30 – Martial arts demonstrations with Mint Hill

• 3 p.m. – “Lion Goes to Sleep” with Mint Hill

For “Chinese Tea Time” at 11:15 a.m., registration is required at 238-2510.

The museum is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, for free, with these exhibits:

• “Julyan Davis: Appalachian Ballads,” through March 16

• “FiberArt International 2013” and “State of the Art: Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection,” both through April 24.

More details at www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 02.08-02.09

Stamp Show at Fantasy Harbour

The Myrtle Beach Stamp Club will have its 22nd annual Myrtle Beach Stamp Show, this year with a theme celebrating 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal’s opening.

Show times are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 8 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 101 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach and along Intracoastal Waterway. Free admission and appraisals. 347-0087 or http://sites.google.com/site/myrtlebeachstampclub/.

The club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday monthly, at the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach., and memberships are available. Details at 347-0087, sites.google.com/site/myrtlebeachstampclub or email lilfort@sccoast.net.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 02.07-02.09, 02.13

Many concerts and events, including Legends in Concert

Two house shows get back into gear after a post-Christmas break:

• Legends in Concert, on U.S. 17 Bypass, off 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, opens its winter-spring show Feb. 7, with tribute artists to the Blues Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Ricky Nelson and Elvis Presley. Times through March: 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Plus tax: $37.95 or $42.95 for ages 17 and older, and $13.95 or $18.95 ages 3-16; booth $48.95 and $23.95, respectively per age group; and VIP $45.95 for all. 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com.

• Palace Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. “Hot Jersey Nights” Frankie Valli tribute resumes Feb. 11, going through May 31: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. Wednesdays – $29.95 ages 13 and older, and $9.95 ages 3-12. (“Illusions of Magic” returns March 4.)448-0588, 888-841-2787 or www.palacemb.com.

Also, check this menu of other special events in the next week:

• At Ripley’s Aquarium, at Broadway at the Beach, on 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach: third annual Father Daughter Dance, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 7, for $39.99 plus tax per pair, and $12.99 for each additional child (email wlopez@ripleys.com), and “Splash of Love” dinner, 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 13 for $79.99 plus tax per couple, and $10 more in shark “Tunnel of Love” (the upgrade is just $10 more for a cost of $89.99 (email aedge@ripleys.com). Reservations required. More details at 916-0888 or 800-734-8888, ext. 3226, or www.ripleysaquarium.com.

• Carolina Forest High School “ShowCase” Show Choir in annual benefit show, “Southern Nights” 7 p.m. Feb. 7-8 and 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at school, 700 Gardner Lacy Road, east of U.S. 501 for $10, helping offset costs for student trip to Florida to compete “Gold Mickey” award at Festival Disney in April. 236-7997 or www.cfhsshows.com.

• “Little Princess Balls,” for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade and their adult male escort, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 8 in two Brunswick County sites: Brunswick Center at Southport and South Brunswick Islands Center in Carolina Shores, for $10 per person. 910-253-2670.

Sixth annual “Chocolate & Champagne for the Creatures,” benefiting SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary (SC-CARES) of Georgetown County, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 8 at The Cooper House, 6011 Dick Pond Road, Socastee, for $30 individual, or $50 couple. 546-7893 or www.sc-cares.org.

• Theatre of the Republic’s “The Voices Take the Stage” concert, with Tim McGhee as host, and Suade Anderson, Shakira Brockington, Lunda Cornelius, Laura Flint, Jerry Green, Kevin Jayroe, Matthew Johnston, Ellen Leftwich, Emily Martel, Janet Mayers and Heather Whitley, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 3 p.m. Feb. 9, at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main. St., Conway, for $21. 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.

• Winyah Bay Heritage Festival Kickoff Event – “Cattails & Cocktails” benefit for Georgetown County Museum, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 9 in Hobcaw Barony’s Kimbel Lodge and Pond Shelter, on U.S. 17, just north of Georgetown, for $30 advance or $35 at door. 545-7020 or www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.

• Ji-Yong, pianist from South Korea, in next concert in 28th annual FPC “Promenades” series, 1 p.m. Feb. 13, at First Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, for $15 at door. 448-4496 or www.fpcconcerts.com.

ALMOST DAILY | Including ‘Into the Woods’

Shows splashed across CCU

Coastal Carolina University, at its main campus in Conway, has various entertainment options in the next week:

“Into the Woods,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6-8 and 12-15, and 3 p.m. Feb. 15, in Wheelwright Auditorium, for $15 general; $10 CCU/Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty, staff, alumni, OLLI members, seniors and teens; and $5 CCU/HGTC students and children.

• “Food, Fun & Frivolity! A Jones Voice Studio Recital,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in Edwards Recital Hall, for free.

• “Broadway and Tin Pan Alley,” with film “Syncopated City (1919-1933),” 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in James J. Johnson Auditorium, for free.

• Faculty Recital, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Edwards Recital Hall. $5 general; $3 CCU/HGTC students, faculty and staff; and free for children.

Details at 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.

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