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February 12, 2014 

Albert Lucas uses fire whips during the opening Pirates Voyage performance. The shows resume for the year on Friday.

STEVE JESSMORE — The Sun News file photo

OPENING FRIDAY FOR 2014 | 02.14

‘Pirates Voyage’ lifts anchor

Dolly Parton’s “Pirates Voyage Dinner Attraction,” on U.S. 17 Bypass, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach, opens its fourth year of shows since the theater was transformed in 2011 after almost two decades in the saddle with her “Dixie Stampede” dinner show.

For the rest of the winter, into spring, shows are at 6 p.m. Feb. 14-16, 19, 21, 22, 26 and 28; and March 1, 5, 7, 8, 10-15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29 and 31. Also, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 16.

Tickets are $49.04 or $54.49 for ages 12 and older, $23.97 or $29.42 ages 4-11, and free for child on a parent’s lap. Vegetarian entrees also are available.

Details at 497-9700, 800-433-4401 or www.piratesvoyage.com.

CCU EVENTS | Almost daily

University indulges in array of arts

Coastal Carolina University, at its main campus in Conway, continues its heavy load of arts events. Details at 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts:

• “Into the Woods,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 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.

• “History of Salsa: African Roots,” with Jose Obando, 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in Johnson Auditorium, for free.

• Fiction Reading by Kyle Minor, author of “In the Devil’s Territory” and “Praying Drunk,” 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Edwards Recital Hall, for free.

• “Linda Stein: The Fluidity of Gender” sculptural armor exhibit, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Feb. 28 in Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, for free. 349-6454 (call to arrange special parking for anyone with disabilities or mobility limitations) or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery

SATURDAY | 02.15

Rivertown Bluegrass, Listen Up Brunswick

Two concert series have dates on Feb. 15:

RIVERTOWN BLUEGRASS SOCIETY, at 5 p.m. third Saturday monthly at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway, this time with the Trinity River Band, Alan Bibey & Grasstowne, and Lonesome Meadow, each doing one 90-minute set (order to be announced on site), for $10 for members, otherwise $12 for ages 12 and older, and free ages 12 and younger. (Also, workshops at 2 p.m. for $5 – preregister by emailing Alan Bibey at loar1923@hotmail.com or Mike Harris at trinityriverbluegrass@live.com.)

Other concerts into spring are:

• March 15 – Subject To Change Band, and The Southern Gentlemen

• April 19 – Slope Valley, and Oliver West 39 Express.

• May 17 – Hubert Lawson & Country Bluegrass Boys, and End of the Road Boys.

Details at 365-1649, 215-0290, 457-2854 or www.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com.

LISTEN UP BRUNSWICK COUNTY, benefit concert by Tracy Grammer ( www.tracygrammer.com), with Jim Henry, for Brunswick Homeless Coalition, 7:30 p.m. at Holden Beach Chapel Fellowship Hall, 107 Rothschild St., Holden Beach, N.C., for $22 advance or $24 at door. Other concerts are March 21 by The Kennedys, April 12 by Thomas Wesley Stern, and May 10 by Ellis Paul, each at the aforementioned prices. Details at 860-485-3354 or listenupbrunswickcounty.com.

OPENING NEXT THURSDAY | 02.20-03.09

Stage Left goes ‘Barefoot’

The Stage Left Theatre Company, at 3064 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, between Nevers and Lewis streets, opens its next production, Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park.”

Shows are Feb. 20-March 9: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, for $15 advance, $18 at door. This show is geared for ages 10 and older. The theater’s season will conclude June 12-29 with “the Fantasticks.”

Details at 232-0339 or www.stagelefttheatremb.com.

Also, next door, at Coastal Dance Centre, 3070 DeVille St., see four Youth America Grand Prix Participants in a performance showcase for free, 5:30-6 p.m. Feb. 15: Francesca Gonzales, 10; Alexis Bull and Magdalyn Darden, both 11; and Madison Lapham, 14. They will represent the dance studio in the regional Grand Prix competition Feb. 21-23 in Atlanta. Details at 839-5678 or www.coastaldancecentre.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 02.14-02.16

Special celebrations, tours

A number of other special events will fill the weekend:

• In Myrtle Beach mall cinema court, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, for free: “We Love Our Snowbirds Reception,” 2-4 p.m. Feb. 14, and Coastal Wedding Professionals’ “Bridal Faire,” 1-4 p.m. Feb. 16 ( www.coastalweddingprofessionals.com). 272-4040 or www.shopmyrtlebeachmall.com, and.

• Special tours at Hobcaw Barony, on U.S. 17, just north of Georgetown: “Birding on the Barony,” 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 15 (also March 15 and April 19), for $35; Bellefield Plantation tours, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 20 (also March 8, and April 2, for $20; “Cemeteries of Hobcaw” 1-4 p.m. Feb. 21, for $20; and “Behind the Scenes” tours, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 26, March 12 and 26, and April 1, 18 and 30, and May 17, for $30. Reservations required at 546-4623. www.hobcawbarony.org.

• “Black History Fish Fry,” Feb. 15 at Freewoods Farm, 9515 Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in Burgess community, with farm tour at 10 a.m., fireside chat with Kenneth L. McDowell at 11, fish-fry lunch 11:30 (for $8). Admission $5 ages 11 and older, otherwise $3. 650-9139, 650-2734 or www.freewoodsfarm.com.

• Second annual Mini RV Show & Presidents Day Weekend Celebration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 15-16 at Apache Family Campground & Pier, 9700 Kings Road, at Lake Arrowhead Road, just north of Myrtle Beach. Free. 449-7323.

• 13th annual KidzTime Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 15 at Broadway at the Beach, in and by a circus-style tent on 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, for free, including appearance by Marvel Comics’ Captain America 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., as well as other such activities as face painting, spin art, fire engine rides, and entertainment including Chief Kamu’s Fire And Hula Show, and at 8 p.m., fireworks. Free. 444-3200, 800-386-4662 or www.broadwayatthebeach.com.

• Concert by the Drifters, Coasters and Platters, 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach – home of “One the Show” at 7:30 p.m. several nights per week, at various prices – concert $34.95, $42.95 or $48.95. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.

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