Myrtle Beach-area arts and cultural calendar for March 7-13

March 6, 2014 

Conway's Gathering of the Greens

CONWAY DOWNTOWN ALIVE (248-6260 or www.conwayalive.com): “Gathering of the Green,” 5-9 pm. March 14, including “Taste of Conway,” on Third Avenue in downtown Conway.

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EDITOR’S PICK

CONWAY DOWNTOWN ALIVE (248-6260 or www.conwayalive.com):

• “Gathering of the Green,” 5-9 pm. March 14, including “Taste of Conway,” on Third Avenue in downtown Conway.

• Rivertown Music & Craft Beer Festival, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 3 downtown.

AUDITIONS/REHEARSALS

FESTIVE BRASS OF MYRTLE BEACH. New members welcome: Rehearsals 7 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church, 904 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 361-1942.

GRAND STRAND HARMONY CHORUS/SWEET ADELINES. Rehearsals 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Ave. N., Surfside Beach. 650-7323 or www.gsharmonychorus.com.

LOW COUNTRY BARBERSHOP CHORUS. Rehearsals 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, west of Surfside Beach. 357-0167, 855-3456 or info@lowcountrychorus.org.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH COMMUNITY BAND. New members welcome. 488-6742, www.nmbcommunityband.com, or email stickwaver53@yahoo.com.

PAWLEYS ISLAND CONCERT BAND. Experienced brass, woodwind and percussion musicians welcome. Rehearsals 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Litchfield Exchange, 14329 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach, in back side of plaza, across from Bella’s Italian. 274-5991 or www.pawleysislandconcertband.org.

STAGE LEFT THEATRE COMPANY, 3064 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, auditions for “The Fantasticks,” 7 p.m. April 20-21. 232-0339 or stagelefttc@yahoo.com.

FESTIVALS/SPECIAL EVENTS

AMERICAN RED CROSS COASTAL S.C. CHAPTER (477-0020, www.redcross.org/sc/myrtle-beach), Princess Gala breakfast, 8:30 a.m. March 8 at Travinia Italian Kitchen, in Myrtle Beach, then parade led by knights from Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament through The Market Common to red carpet entrance to Grand 14 Cinema to meet Prince Charming and enjoy a princess movie. $25. 477-0020 or www.redcross.org/sc/myrtle-beach.

“BAREFOOT LADIES’ NIGHT” BENEFITS, 4-7 p.m. in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach: March 25 at Wild Wing Cafe and April 29 at House of Blues,. 361-7949 or www.bflanding.com.

CINEMARK SPECIAL EVENTS, at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach. 839-3225 or www.cinemark.com:

• “Toe to Toe Canelo vs Angulo” (Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo in boxing), 6 p.m. March 8

• Met Opera “Werther,” live 12:55 p.m. March 15, encore 6:30 p.m. March 19

• Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano Concert,” 7 p.m. March 18 and 26

• Royal Ballet “The Sleeping Beauty,” 7 p.m. March 20.

DOWNTOWN MYRTLE BEACH ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION, noon-midnight March 15 on Ocean Boulevard between Eighth and 11th avenues North, with concerts, including Elise Testone. 421-9848 or www.mbdowntownstpats.com.

ELVIS FAN CLUB MYRTLE BEACH/GRAND STRAND, March 18 at Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill, off U.S. 501, just west of Myrtle Beach: gather at 6 p.m., music at 7. All tribute artists invited, and no membership required. 424-9124 or www.kingsshazaam.com

EQUINOX ART & MUSIC FEST, by Create! Conway, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 22 at Historic Horry County Court House, 1201 Third Ave., Conway, with concerts by Big Bam Boom at 10:30 a.m., Rusty Henderson 11:30, Dan Barnhart 12:30 p.m., Charles Grace 1:30, Jesse Uzzel 2:30, and Brian Roessler 3:30. 248-4527 or www.createconway.com.

FREE MOVIES, for adults and seniors, 3 p.m. Fridays at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane. Call 918-2380:

• “White House Down” March 7

• “Man of Steel” March 14

• “Monsters University” March 21

• “Parkland,” March 28

FIFTH ANNUAL IRISH FEST, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 15 in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, by The Market Common. 839-3500, www.marketcommonmb.com and www.myrtlebeachbeerfest.com.

LA BELLE AMIE VINEYARD, at 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. 399-9463 or www.labelleamie.com:

• Remember When Oldies Fest March 8

• Spring Swing/Big Band Fest March 22

• Blues & Jazz Fest April 5

• April Music Fest April 19

• Key West Music & Wine Fest May 3

• Nantucket Music & Wine Fest May 15

“LAUGH OUT LOUD!” COMEDY SHOW, benefiting Conway Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Conway, 3 p.m. March 16 in Coastal Carolina University’s Wheelwright Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway, with Basile, Cooter Douglas, Drew Thomas and Manny Oliveira. 248-2273 or www.lolcomedyshow.org.

MYRTLE BEACH WOMAN’S CLUB, “Polo & Pearls” community benefit, 7-11 p.m. April 5 at Pine Lakes Country Club in Myrtle Beach. 997-8595.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH WOMAN’S CLUB AND GRAND STRAND JUNIOR WOMEN’S CLUB, “Purses with Purpose” 6:30 p.m. April 10 at Marina Inn Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. 450-4001 or www.northmyrtlebeachwomansclub.com.

“OPERA & BALLET IN CINEMA”, with Bolshoi Ballet. Carmike 12 at Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S.17 and S.C. 22. 272-6598, www.carmike.com or www.emergingpictures.com, with Bolshoi Ballet live at 1 p.m. March 30.

PALMETTO STREET ROLLERGIRLS, flat-track derby league. Next bout: March 29 vs. Columbia B. www.palmettostaterollergirls.com or psrg@mail.com.

“SALUTE TO WOMEN OF THE MILITARY, PAST AND PRESENT”, by Rolling Thunder Chapter 3 Grand Strand, 12:30 p.m. March 22 at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach. Register as soon as possible, with Patricia Brammer at 293-4897, pbrammer@sccoast.net, or Robin Arakas at 267-8046, choobie_99@yahoo.com.

SHAG FESTIVAL, by Georgetown Lunch Rotary, benefiting Alzheimer’s research, 6 p.m. April 26 in downtown Georgetown, with concert at 7 by Heart N’ Soul of Columbia. www.georgetownlunchrotary.org.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL, by city of North Myrtle Beach, March 15 on Main Street: parade 9 a.m., festival 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 280-5605, 280-5570 or www.stpatsnmb.com.

TOWN OF SURFSIDE BEACH (650-9548 or www.surfsidebeach.org):

• BBQ Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 8 on Surfside Drive, with concerts by Sawgrass 11 a.m.1 p.m., and Josh Brannon Band 2-4 p.m., and free children’s inflatable rides.

• St. Patrick’s Day Dance, 7-10 p.m. March 15 in Dick Johnson Civic Center, behind town hall – reservations required.

• Pet Fair, 9 a.m.-noon April 12 at town dog park, by Horry County Memorial Library Surfside Beach branch

• Easter Egg Hunt, 2-3 p.m. April 19 at town Huckabee Complex, on Glenns Bay Road, west of town.

CAR SHOWS/CLUBS

ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA, CAPE FEAR CHAPTER, 42nd annual Antique Automobile Show on March 8 at Independence Mall in Wilmington, N.C., with registration 9-11:30 a.m., judging noon, and awards 3 p.m. 910-612-0470, 910-471-0797 or www.ncregionaaca.com/capefear.

GRAND STRAND BRITISH CAR CLUB, meets 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday monthly at TBonz Gill & Grill, at 21st Avenue North and U.S. Bypass in Myrtle Beach. 651-7644 or http://grandstrandbritishcarclub.com.

HOT ROD PROMOTIONS, cruise-ins, for all cars (503-8245): noon-3 p.m. March 9 at Cheesesteak U, 1867 S.C. 544, Conway.

MYRTLE BEACH CAR CLUB cruise-ins, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (742-9802):

• March 15 at Aroma’s (Pizza, Pasta & Subs), 10799 S.C. 707, Murrells Inlet

• March 23 at Denny’s, 124 Loyola Drive off U.S. 17 Bypass, south of S.C. 544, between Socastee and Surfside Beach, near Lowe’s.

• March 29 at Maggi D’s Fine Italian Cuisine, 407 Seaboard St., Myrtle Beach, across from Coastal Grand mall

• April 5 at Eggs Up Grill, 2520 U.S. 17 Business S., Garden City Beach

• April 12 at Litchfield Liquors/Massey’s Pizza, 115 Willbrook Road, Litchfield Beach.

MYRTLE BEACH CORVETTE CLUB, meets monthly, next time 5 p.m. March 9 at Brunswick Plantation clubhouse in Calabash, N.C. 294-0127 or www.myrtlebeachcorvetteclub.com.

MYRTLE BEACH PORSCHE GROUP, meets monthly. 651-8030.

THEATERS

Prices, times vary by site, program.

ALABAMA THEATRE, 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com, at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. “One the Show” at 7:30 p.m. several nights per week, as well as guest concerts, all at 7 p.m.:

• Rick Alviti & His Showband Tribute to Elvis, March 16

• Kingston Trio, March 22

• Oak Ridge Boys, March 29

ATLANTIC STAGE, at Coastal Carolina University Myrtle Beach Education Center’s 79th Avenue Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass, “The Nerd,” March 20-April 13: 7:30 pm. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.

BIG-LAUGHS THEATRE, 2696 Beaver Run Blvd., Suite A, Millennium Run Plaza, by Wal-Mart in Surfside Commons, off S.C. 544: “Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show.” 750-0514 or www.big-laughs.com.

CALVIN GILMORE THEATER, on U.S. 17 Business, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “The Carolina Opry” on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, “The Good Vibrations Show” Tuesdays and Fridays. 913-4000, 800-843-6779 or www.thecarolinaopry.com.

CAROLINA COMEDY CLUB, at Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square, off 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. 839-2565 or www.carolinacomedyclub.com:

• Nick Vatterott, through March 8

• Dave Waite, March 11-15

• “Magic of Carl Michael,” 6 p.m. March 14-15

CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY, at Uptown Theater in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, at 7:30 p.m. 272-4242 or www.carolinaimprov.com, most at 7:30 p.m.:

• “Whose Beach Is It Anyway?” – Thursdays through March, and on March 8 and 29

• “Whose Night Out Is It Anyway” – for adults – Fridays through March

• “St. Patty’s Day Musical Improv,” March 15.

“THE CEMETERY CLUB” play, 8 p.m. March 7-8, and 3 p.m. March 8, at Oceanside Village, 1711 U.S. 17 Business S., Garden City Beach, off Melody Lane. 602-0251.

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, at main campus in Conway (349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts):

• “Blood Wedding,” 7:30 p.m. April 3-5 and 10-12, and 3 p.m. April 12, in Edwards Theatre

• “Dance Company & Music Theatre Showcase,” 3 and 7:30 p.m. April 27 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

COMEDY CABANA, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach. 449-4242 or comedycabana.com:

• Jackie “The Jokeman” Martling, March 6-8

• Basile, March 11-15

• Drew Thomas, March 18-22

• Richie Minervini, April 1-5

LEGENDS IN CONCERT, on U.S. 17 Bypass, off 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, with tribute artists to the Blues Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Ricky Nelson and Elvis Presley. 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com.

MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway. 236-8080, 800-436-4386 or www.medievaltimes.com.

PALACE THEATRE, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach: “Illusions of Magic,” through Sept. 27; and “Hot Jersey Nights” Frankie Valli tribute through May 31 and Sept. 2-Dec. 20. 448-0588, 888-841-2787 or www.palacemb.com.

“PIRATES VOYAGE DINNER ATTRACTION”, on U.S. 17 Bypass, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach. 497-9700, 800-433-4401 or www.piratesvoyage.com.

STAGE LEFT THEATRE COMPANY, 3064 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, between Nevers and Lewis streets, Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” through March 9: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. 232-0339 or www.stagelefttheatremb.com.

SWAMP FOX PLAYERS, Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown, 2014 season debut with “The Constant Wife,” 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1, 7-8 and 13-15, and 2:30 p.m. March 9 and 16, for $15. 527-2924 or www.swampfoxplayers.com.

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THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC, at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main. St., Conway (488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com):

• “Monty Python’s ‘SpamALot’ ” – Through March 16: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays..

• “Bonnie & Clyde,” 7:30 p.m. April 25-26, and May 1-3 and 8-10; and 3 p.m. April 27, and May 3-4 and 10-11.

• “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” 7:30 p.m. June 20-21 and 26-28, and July 3-5; and 3 p.m. June 22, 28, 29 and July 5-6.

MUSIC/CONCERTS

ANDY OWINGS SCHOOL OF MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, in Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach. 839-1505 or www.andyowingsmusic.com:

• Coastal Grand Symphony Soloist Competition, 4 p.m. March 8

• March Music Recital, 3 p.m. March 16

• Coastal Grand Symphony Spring Concert, 3 p.m. May 3

• Spring Music Recital, 3 p.m. May 18

THE BOATHOUSE WATERWAY BAR & GRILL, 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd., along the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, next to Clarion Hotel: “Nashville Fridays” 9 p.m. weekly (903-2628 or www.boathousemb.com):

• Austin Mowery March 7

• Cole Swindell March 14

• Outshyne March 21

• Chris Lane Band March 28

• Tyler Hammond Band April 4

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE, in Odell Williamson Auditorium, off U.S. 17 in Supply, N.C. ( 910-755-7416; 800-754-1050, ext. 7416; or www.bccowa.com), 7:30 p.m.,:

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

• Rita Coolidge, April 24

CAROLINA FOREST HIGH SCHOOL, 700 Gardner Lacy Road, east of U.S. 501 (236-7997 or www.cfhsshows.com). Drama Department’s “March Musical Marathon,” benefiting student trip to perform in August at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.

• “Ragtime,” 7:30 p.m. March 19-22 and 3 p.m. March 22-23

• “Always ... Patsy Cline,” 7:30 p.m. March 26-29 and 3 p.m. March 29-30

CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE, “Porgy and Bess, The Glory Of Gershwin,” starring Adrienne Danrich, soprano, and Lawrence Craig, baritone – 4 p.m. May 10 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 710 Main St., Conway, and 4 p.m. May 11 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway. 444-5774 or www.carolinamasterchorale.com.

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, at main campus in Conway (349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts). Prices vary:

• “Choral Masterworks,” with CCU Concert and Chamber Choirs and voice faculty, and Long Bay Symphony, 7:30 p.m. March 18 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

• CCU Student Jazz Combo, 7:30 p.m. March 19 in Edwards Recital Hall.

• Second annual Tempo 54 Drumline, 5:30 p.m. March 22 in HTC Center.

• Regina Helcher Yost Flute Recital, 3 p.m. March 23 in Edwards Recital Hall.

• “An Evening of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn,” with Grand Strand Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. March 23 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

• “Country and Bluegrass,” with film “High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music,” 7 p.m. March 24 in Johnson Auditorium.

• Poetry Reading: Juliana Gray, author of “Roleplay” and “The Man Under My Skin,” 4:30 p.m. March 27 in Johnson Auditorium.

• “David Bankston and Friends,” 7:30 p.m. April 3 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

• “Wax Museum,” by Aunt Pearlie Sue and the Gullah Kinfolk, 7:30 p.m. April 4 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

• “Piano Series,” in Edwards Recital Hall with Bennie Woods at Jerry Wong 4 p.m. April 6, and Catherine Kautsky 7:30 p.m. April 25.

• “Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop,” with film “Latin Music USA, Episode 1: Bridges and From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale,” 7 p.m. April 7 in Johnson Auditorium

• CCU World Music Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. April 8 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

• CCU Bands Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. April 11 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

• CCU Flute Studio Recital, 3 p.m. April 13 in Edwards Recital Hall.

• CCU Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. April 15 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

• Guitar Studio recital, 7:30 p.m. April 16 in Edwards Recital Hall.

• CCU Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. April 17 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

• “Rock ‘n’ Roll,” with film “Plugging In,” 7 p.m. April 21 in Johnson Auditorium

• Seventh annual “Isn’t It Romantic?” with CCU Choirs and Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. April 22 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

• “Pop 101” concert, 7:30 p.m. April 24 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

FLORENCE CIVIC CENTER, 3300 West Radio Drive, at Interstates 95 and 20 (tickets at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com; details at 679-4525 or www.florenceciviccenter.com):

• Mindless Behavior, with We Are Toonz and the Spiff Kids, 7 pm. March 22

• Lone Star Rodeo, 8 p.m. March 28-29

• 10th annual Darlington Car Hauler Parade & Fest, benefiting area nonprofits, 4 p.m. April 10, for free, then parade leaves at 7 p.m. for Darlington RaceFest at Darlington Square, which includes fireworks.

COASTAL YOUTH BALLET THEATRE, “Cinderella” 7 p.m. March 27-28 and 4 p.m. March 29-30, at Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach. Advance by March 22: $15 ages 13-64, $10 ages 3-12 and 65 and older, otherwise $20 and $15, respectively; group discounts available. Also, “An Afternoon Tea with Cinderella,” 2 p.m. March 16 at Coastal Dance Centre, 3070 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, for $15 advance only, by March 14. 839-5678 or cybt.org.

FPC CONCERTS “PROMENADES 2014”, at First Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Finale, Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano, with Bradley Moore on piano, 7:30 p.m. March 28. 448-4496 or www.fpcconcerts.com.

GRAND STRAND OPERA WORKSHOP, DVD showings on second Monday monthly, next with Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale,” in a production from 2006 at Zurich Opera House, 3 p.m. March 10 at Brightwater, 101 Brightwater Road, off International Drive and S.C. 31, northwest of Myrtle Beach. 385-3963 or gsow.net, and Brightwater at 903-8300.

HOUSE OF BLUES, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach (272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach):

• “Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch,” 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Reservations at 913-3746.

• Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, 7 p.m. March 8, 14, 15, 21 and 28. More details at www.murdermysteryproductions.com.

• “Blues-A-Palooza,” 9 p.m. Saturdays, with Fahrenheit March 8, Mike Telliga March 15, “Horry County Students Rock” March 22, and Oceans Orange March 29.

• “Myrtle Beach Rocks! Country” with Atwater, Brad Long Band & Dustin Martin, 8 p.m. March 7

• Eddie Money, 8:30 p.m. March 14

• “Who’s Bad” Michael Jackson tribute, 8:30 p.m. March 21

• Badfish, tribute to Sublime, 8 p.m. March 22

• Sixth annual Myrtle Beach Beerfest, 2 and 6 p.m. March 29

• Scotty McCreery, 8:30 p.m. March 29

• Weezer, 8:30 p.m. April 1

LISTEN UP BRUNSWICK COUNTY, benefit concerts, each 7:30 p.m. at Holden Beach Chapel Fellowship Hall, 107 Rothschild St., Holden Beach, N.C. 910-754-2098, 860-485-3354, listenupbrunswickcounty.com:

• March 21 – The Kennedys

• April 12 – Thomas Wesley Stern

• May 10 – Ellis Paul

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• “An Evening at the Opera,” featuring Kirstin Chávez, mezzo-soprano, Carolina Master Chorale ( www.caroinamasterchorale.com

“MUSIC FOR THE SOUL: A LENTEN CHORAL CONCERT,” benefiting Street Reach shelter in Myrtle Beach (448-8426 or www.trinitymyrtlebeach.org):

• 7 p.m. March 22 at Church of the Resurrection, 8901 U.S. 17 Bypass, west of Surfside Beach

• 3 p.m. March 23 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach

RIVERTOWN BLUEGRASS SOCIETY, at 5 p.m. third Saturday monthly at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. 457-2854 or www.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com:

• March 15 – The Morris Brothers (5 and 7:20 p.m.) and Subject To Change Band (6 and 8:20 p.m.)

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

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SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST MUSIC FEASTS, at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St., benefiting local school music programs, with Randall Bramblett Band on March 29 and The Backsliders May 31 – each with dinner at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7:30, and. 251-6402 or www.southbysoutheast.org.

T’KIYAH SOUNDERS shofar group, for anyone who wants to learn how to sound a shofar, or ram’s horn, for use in music, worship and other settings. 618-9229 or tkiyahsounders@gmail.com.

ART EXHIBITS/GALLERIES

ART & SOUL, AN ARTISAN GALLERY INC., 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza. Various classes available. 839-2727 or www.artandsoulmyrtlebeach.com.

CHERYL NEWBY GALLERY, 11096 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, in The Shops at Oak Lea. 979-0149, 800-435-2733 or www.cherylnewbygallery.com.

• “Maura Kenny: Out of Hobcaw” solo exhibition, March 10-April 4, with opening reception 4:30 p.m. March 13

COLLECTORS CAFE AND GALLERY, 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, Winter Art Show through April 1, noon-midnight Mondays-Saturdays through April 1.449-9370 or www.collectorscafeandgallery.com.

CONWAY GLASS, 209 Laurel St., Conway. Glass-blowing demonstrations 11 a.m.-4 p.m. first Saturdays monthly. 248-3558 or www.conwayglass.com.

EBB & FLOW ART CO-OP, 4763 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. Live music 7-9 p.m. first Thursday monthly. 651-2386 or www.ebbandflowartco-op.com.

EYE FOR THE SOUTH gallery of Southern art, 10138-3 Beach Drive, Calabash, N.C. 655-4524.

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• “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.

• “Classic Images: Photography by Ansel Adams,” June 3-Sept. 21

FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY, 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. Associated Artists of Southport Spring Art Show, March 3-22, and annual High School Show, March 24-April 18. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-278-7560 or www.franklinsquaregallery.com.

FRESH BREWED COFFEE HOUSE, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 251-8282 or freshbrewedch.com.

GEORGETOWN ART GALLERY, 705 Front St., Georgetown. 527-7711 or www.georgetownartgallery-sc.com.

HOWARD GALLERY, 532 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 626-3118 or www.thehowardgallery.com.

ISLAND ART GALLERY, in The Village Shops, 10744-M Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. 687-9261, 455-0336 or www.pawleysislandart.com.

JEFFCOAT POTTERY STUDIO, 284B Koolabrew Drive, Calabash, N.C. Handmade, stoneware pottery. 910-579-2400 or www.jeffcoatpottery.com.

JEWELRY BY WENDY – BEACH HOUSE FINE ARTS, 10152 Beach Drive S.W., Unit 6, Calabash, N.C. Classes include watercolors 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and acrylic painting 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, as well as recycling old jewelry, basic beading and metalsmithing. 910-575-0024 or www.jewelrybywendy.com.

MISC. EVERYTHING MURRELLS INLET, 4124-D U.S. 17 Business, across from Marsh Walk. 357-3507 or www.everythingmurrellsinlet.com.

MUD BUCKET POTTERY gallery and teaching studio, 279 S.C. 57, Little River, a half-mile south of S.C. 9. Call 446-6630 or email voxon21@aol.com to schedule classes in basic wheel-throwing and hand building techniques. www.mudbucketpottery.com.

MUDPUDDLE POTTERY STUDIO, in St. James Plaza, 4002 Executive Park Blvd., Suite 600-B (rear), Supply, N.C. 910-363-4244 or mudpuddle910@gmail.com.

SEACOAST ARTISTS GALLERY, 3032 Nevers St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common.Noon-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. 232-7009 or www.seacoastartistsguild.com. (Also, second gallery at Applewood House of Pancakes, 14361 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach..):

• “Art in Common” arts and craft festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 29-30, nearby in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden.

• 11th annual Spring Art Show & Sale, April 4-13

• Novice Art Show, and exhibit by six Coastal Carolina University art students, April 16-20, with awards ceremony and reception, 6-8 p.m. April 19

SILVER COAST WINERY, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. Exhibit of artworks by Michael Green, Gabriella Lynch and David McCune, through April 30. 910-287-2800 or www.silvercoastwinery.com.

STUDIO B ART GALLERY, 2922 Howard Ave., Unit D, Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common. 839-1278 or www.studiobgalleries.com.

SUNSET RIVER MARKETPLACE, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. “The Brushwork Artist Society: A Low Country Show” through March 11, and “The Eclectic Closet” home decor show March 14-April 12. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.

WACCAMAW ARTS AND CRAFTS GUILD. 42nd year of “Art in the Park” opens 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5-6 in Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Park. 446-3830 or www.artsyparksy.com.

WHISPERING PALMS ART STUDIO & BOUTIQUE, 503 Ninth Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, in Nance Plaza at Kings Highway. 910-232-9609.

MUSEUMS

BROOKGREEN GARDENS, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org):

• “Sojun tu Gullah Geechee (Sojourn to Gullah Geechee)”, a traveling exhibit from Geechee Kunda Center, in Riceboro, Ga., noon-4:30 p.m. daily through March 16.

• “Equine Spirit: The Horse in American Art” exhibit, through April 20.

• “Diggin’ It’” Spring Garden Festival, March 22.

• Cooking Demos, 4 p.m. Wednesdays in March, for $25 extra ($20 members) – reservations at 235-6016.

• “Diggin’ It’” Spring Garden Festival, March 22

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 2204 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach. Open Tuesdays-Sundays. 946-9469 or www.cmsckids.org.

GEORGETOWN COUNTY MUSEUM, 120 Broad St., Georgetown. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 545-7020 or www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.

GRAND STRAND MODEL RAILROADERS INC., club site, in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22. 4-7 p.m. Mondays, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. 293-4386 or www.isfans.com/gsmrrc.

HALL OF HEROES, in Sands Ocean Dunes Resort, 201 75th. Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Open 9 a.m. daily. 692-5265, 692-5100 or www.sandsresorts.com/hall-of-heroes.

HOBCAW BARONY, on U.S. 17 just north of Georgetown. Various nature programs and tours, such as barony tours, and birding tours 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on third Saturday monthly, all by reservation only. 546-4623, www.hobcawbarony.org or www.northinlet.sc.edu.

HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM, 805 Main St., Conway, in historic Burroughs School building, and open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (915-5320). Also, L.W. PAUL LIVING HISTORY FARM, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, north of Conway, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, including “Old Smokehouse Day” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 25 (365-3596). www.horrycountymuseum.org.

KAMINSKI HOUSE MUSEUM (AND STEWART-PARKER HOUSE), 1003 Front St., Georgetown. 9.am-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 546-7706 or kaminskimuseum.org.

MINI MILITARY MUSEUM, in Veterans Cafe & Grille, 3544 Northgate Blvd., Myrtle Beach, in Northgate Plaza, off S.C. 707 at southwest corner at U.S. Bypass, near Dollar General. 232-8387.

MUSEUM OF COASTAL CAROLINA, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. (910-579-1016); and INGRAM PLANETARIUM, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C. (910-575-0033). Both open Fridays-Saturdays through May 17. Planetarium Sky Theater dome shows: “Undiscovered Worlds” at noon, “Astronaut” 1 p.m., “Dynamic Earth” 2 p.m., and “Seven Wonders” 3 p.m., each with a live star show afterward. www.museumplanetarium.org.

MYRTLE BEACH HISTORIC COLORED SCHOOL MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 900 Dunbar St., Myrtle Beach. 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and by appointment only on Saturdays. 918-1061.

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OLD BRIDGE, at Old Sunset Beach Swing Bridge, 109 Shoreline Drive W., Sunset Beach, N.C. Open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Also, Strawberry & Wine Fest, noon-5 p.m. May 3 at Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. 910-579-9021 or www.oldbridgepreservationsociety.org.

THE RICE MUSEUM, 633 Front St., Georgetown. “New Paintings by Bruce Chandler,” through March 15 in Prevost Gallery. Museum open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 546-7423 or www.ricemuseum.org.

RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM, on 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. Scuba dive shows on the hour daily, and mermaid shows at noon and 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Open 9 a.m. daily. 916-0888, 800-734-8888 or www.ripleysaquarium.com.

S.C. CIVIL WAR MUSEUM, in Myrtle Beach Indoor Shooting Range, 4857 U.S. 17 Bypass S., opposite Palmetto Pointe Drive, between Farrow Parkway and S.C. 544, south of Myrtle Beach, east of Socastee. 293-4344 or www.mbisr.com.

S.C. MARITIME MUSEUM, 729 Front St., Georgetown. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. “The Burning of the Socks” spring celebration, 4-7 p.m. March 16, with The Blue Plantation Band, and host, WPDE-TV 15’s Ed Piotrowski. 520-0111 or scmaritimemuseum.org.

WHEELS OF YESTERYEAR, 413 Hospitality Lane, near Carolina Forest, off U.S. 501 near Tanger Outlets. Open 10 a.m. daily. 903-4774 or www.wheelsofyesteryearmb.com.

TOURS

ALLIGATOR ADVENTURES, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. Special shows daily on lemurs at 10:30 a.m.; alligator handling at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.; and reptiles at noon and 2 p.m. 361-0789 or www. alligatoradventure.com.

ARK ADVENTURES, birding/boating trips by appointment. Also, Dirleton/Samworth/Springfield plantations tour 1:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 1. 546-4623, http://amazinganimalsprogram.weebly.com or jwalls443@gmail.com.

BAREFOOT PRINCESS RIVERBOAT, various cruises at various times and days, from Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. 272-2140, 800-685-6601 or www.mbriverboat.com.

BETWIXT THE RIVERS kayak and canoe tours, year round, mainly from Horry County landings, including moonlight dinner tours. 430-1000 or 423-1919.

BODCACIOUS BOB’S BICYCLE TOURS, ranging from five to 35 miles from U.S. 17 in Little River, across from S.C. Welcome Center, with a farm, beaches, winery and Little River’s waterfront as destinations. 241-2731 or www.beachbicycletours.com.

CAPT. JIM’S “RIVER MEMORIES” TOURS, on an electric yacht, 90-minute cruises from Conway Marina, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 246-1495 or www.rivermemories.org.

CAPT. KIRK’S RIVER AND SWAMP TOURS, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, from Waccatee Zoo, 8500 Enterprise Road, Socastee, with room for six passengers. 650-7477.

CAP’N ROD’S TOURS, including plantation, lighthouse/shell island, and evening and harbor tours, from downtown Georgetown. 477-0287 or www.lowcountrytours.com.

CAROLINA ROVER shelling and lighthouse cruises, from downtown Georgetown. 546-8822, 800-705-9063 or www.roverboattours.com.

CAROLINA SAFARI JEEP TOURS, 31/2-hour tours across the Grand Strand, including Pawleys and Magnolia islands, along the Waccamaw River, wildlife viewing, a salt marsh and Gullah heritage. Pickups arranged at time of reservations. 497-5330 or www.carolinasafari.com.

THE CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY, 4872 Seewee Road, Awendaw, 35 miles south of Georgetown, east of U.S. 17, first left south of the Sewee Outpost. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with guided tours 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and flight demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 971-7474 or www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org.

COASTAL EXPEDITIONS, four locations, with variety of kayak tours and adventures year round. 884-7684 or www.coastalexpeditions.com.

FREEWOODS FARM, 9515 Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in Burgess – community tours and specially themed events, such as Black History Month Program at 10 a.m. Feb. 15. 650-9139, 650-2734 or www.freewoodsfarm.com.

HELICOPTER TOURS:

• Sister operations: Oceanfront (Huffman) Helicopters, 3000 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, by east end of Myrtle Beach International Airport (946-0022 or www.huffmanhelicopters.com), and Executive Helicopters, 2800 Terminal St., North Myrtle Beach (427-7351 or www.executiveheli.com).

• Helicopter Adventures, 1860 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, west of U.S. 17 Bypass, behind NASCAR SpeedPark and across from Broadway at the Beach. 800-359-4386 or www.1800fly4fun.com.

MYRTLE BEACH SEGWAY, 2922-A Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common near Valor Memorial Garden. Self-guided tours, or two-hour guided tours of Huntington Beach State Park. 477-0800 or www.mbsegway.com.

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SC-CARES, 236 Abbeville Drive, off U.S. 701 north of Georgetown, tours available by appointment. 546-7893 or www.sc-cares.org.

SEWEE VISITOR & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER, 5821 U.S. 17 N., Awendaw. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Programs include discussion and feeding of two resident sister red wolves at 3 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. Saturdays. 928-3368 or www.fws.gov/seweecenter.

SWAMP FOX TOURS, across historic Georgetown, from 624 Front St. Hourly 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. 527-1112 or www.swampfoxtours.com.

TOURS DE SANDY ISLAND, birding/nature tours of Sandy Island, in northeast Georgetown County, by appointment, with minimum six per group. 843-408-7187 or www.toursdesandyisland.com.

WACCAMAW COOTER AIRBOAT TOURS, 45- to 60-minute rides from Wacca Wache Marina, 1950 Wachesaw Road, Murrells Inlet, along the Waccamaw River, west of U.S. 17, between Waccamaw Community Hospital and Brookgreen Gardens; schedule depends on tides and weather. 651-2994 or www.plantationrivertours.com.

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