Best Bets for the Myrtle Beach area, March 21-27

March 20, 2014 

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 03.21-03.23

Various celebrations cued up

Pick a special arts and cultrural event or salute:

• Dickerson African Methodist Episcopal Church Gullah Historical Committee fundraising weekend, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 21-22 at church, 614 Henry St., Georgetown (at Merriman Road and Bourne Street, across from International paper), with thrift sale and sales of gumbo stew. Details at 237-9603, 237-9574 or 546-0313.

• “Classics in Concert,” by North Myrtle Beach Community Band, 7:30 p.m. March 21 in the city’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road, for free. Details at 340-4859 or www.nmbcommunityband.com.

• Listen Up Brunswick Country welcoming The Kennedys, 7:30 p.m. March 21 at Holden Beach Chapel Fellowship Hall, 107 Rothschild St., Holden Beach, N.C., for $22 advance or $24 day of show. 910-754-2098, 860-485-3354, listenupbrunswickcounty.com. (Other concerts are Thomas Wesley Stern on April 12, and Ellis Paul on May 10.)

• Third annual “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 with Patricia Brammer at 293-4897, pbrammer@sccoast.net, or Robin Arakas at 267-8046, choobie_99@yahoo.com.

• Peter Fletcher, a classical guitarist promoting his “Edvard Grieg” CD, , 7-8:30 p.m. March 22 at Winyah Auditorium, 1200 Highmarket St., Georgetown. Tickets $10, and benefiting Friends of the Georgetown Library. 545-3300 or www.georgetowncountylibrary.sc.gov, and www.peterfletcher.com.

• Kingston Trio, 7 p.m. March 22 at Alabama Theatre (home of “One the Show”), at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, for $29.95, $34.95 or $39.95. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.

• “Music for the Soul: A Lenten Choral Concert,” benefiting Street Reach shelter in Myrtle Beach in two spots: 7 p.m. March 22 at Church of the Resurrection, 8901 U.S. 17 Bypass, west of Surfside Beach; and 3 p.m. March 23 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Suggested donation $10 adults, and $7 students and seniors, and free child care available at each site. 448-8426 or www.trinitymyrtlebeach.org.

SATURDAY | 03.22

Miracle Leagues batter up

Major League Baseball – and minor league teams including the Myrtle Beach Pelicans – will soon crack the bat for a new season, and the Grand Strand Miracle Leagues team will call out “Play ball!” at 10 a.m. March 22 for the “Miracle League Celebrity Challenge.”

Opening ceremonies and a “Just for Fun” game will be at 10 a.m., then the celebrity challenge – the Miracle League Mariners vs. celebrity guests – is at 11 a.m., at James C. Benton Miracle League Field, on 33rd Avenue North behind Myrtle Beach’s Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 N. Oak St.

This league, getting people with disabilities on the diamond, uses a specialized field customized for wheelchairs and walkers, and volunteers helping the players so that everyone involved truly wins.

Other games this season are 10 and 11 a.m. April 5 and 26, and May 3; 6 p.m. April 11 and May 9; and 10 a.m. May 17. To register a player or help, call 448-7712. More details at www.grandstrandmiracleleague.com.

SATURDAY-MONDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 03.22-03.24, 03.27

Drumline among CCU concerts

Coastal Carolina University, on its main campus in Conway, has a slew of arts events in the next week, starting with a marching band extravaganza with groups from several colleges:

• Second annual Tempo 54 Drumline, 5:30 p.m. March 22 in HTC Center. $7 general ages 13 and older; and $5 CCU/Horry-Georgetown Technical College students, faculty and staff, and for ages 12 and younger.

• Regina Helcher Yost flute recital, 3 p.m. March 23 in Edwards Recital Hall. $5 general; $3 CCU/HGTC students, faculty and staff; and free for children.

• “An Evening of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn,” with Grand Strand Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. March 23 in Wheelwright Auditorium. $15 general; $10 CCU/HGTC faculty, staff, alumni, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members, seniors and teens; and $5 CCU/HGTC students and children.

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

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

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

OPENING SUNDAY, MONDAY | 03.23, 03.24

Two art shows by high schoolers

Check out two exhibits highlighting local high school students’ art, both for free:

• “Horry-Georgetown High Schools 13th Annual Juried Art Exhibition,” at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B, Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach – opening March 23 with a reception 1-3 p.m., including awards at 1:30, and going through April 20, with works by students from Aynor, Carolina Forest, Conway, Georgetown, Green Sea Floyd, Loris, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee and St. James high schools, as well as Lowcountry Preparatory School in Pawleys Island, Horry County Schools’ Academy for the Arts, Sciences & Technology, and Vine and Branches Home Educators. Details at 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

• Annual High School Show March 24-April 18 at Franklin Square Gallery, 130 East West St., Southport , N.C. – with pieces by youth from South, West, and North Brunswick high schools. A reception is 5-7 p.m. April 4, during downtown Southport’s First Friday Gallery Walk. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-278-7560 or www.franklinsquaregallery.com.

OPENS NEXT THURSDAY | 03.27

Ballet presents ‘Cinderella’

The Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre, fresh off its annual production of “The Nutcracker” in December, will point in a princess’ direction next week with “Cinderella,” dancing to music by the late Sergei Prokofiev.

Show times are 7 p.m. March 27-28 and 4 p.m. March 29-30, in the auditorium at Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach. Advance tickets are, by March 22, $15 ages 13-64, $10 ages 3-12 and 65 and older, otherwise $20 and $15, respectively.

The ballet company is part of Coastal Dance Centre, with studios in Murrells Inlet, and at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Details at 839-5678, 651-2006 or www.cybt.org, or email info@coastalyouthballettheatre.org.

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