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ONE SHOW THROUGH SUNDAY, ANOTHER OPENS TUESDAY | 04.20, 04.22

‘Great Expectations’ weekend

The Seacoast Artists Guild’s Novice Art Show, and the “Great Expectations” exhibit by six Coastal Carolina University students taught by Cat Taylor, continues through Sunday at Seacoast Artists Gallery, 3032 Nevers St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common.

The CCU group’s exhibition explores issues such as sexism and objectification from various expectations that young women face in modern society as seen through the eyes of Ashlee Arakas, Callie Barfield, Brittany Clark, Katie Farrelly, Rebecca Jolly and Gwendolyn Washington. Meet them at a reception and awards ceremony 6-8 p.m. Saturday.

Also, the Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association, Myrtle Beach Region, opens its Spring Art Show & Sale, with a wine-and-cheese open house 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, and going through April 27. See 119 images by a collective 42 photographers.

The gallery’s open noon-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. Details at 232-7009 or www.seacoastartistsguild.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 04.18-04.20

Earth Day Music Fest weekend

Compassion Music and The Wellness Council for South Carolina have expanded the seventh annual Earth Day Music Fest to three days, in a different site daily:

• 4 p.m.-midnight Friday at House of Blues, on The Deck, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, in a roots-rock-reggae theme with Treehouse! as well as 5-Forty and Sundries Vibes.

• 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, with expo in Conway Riverfront Park, including a “Hard 2 Recycle” collection area where attendees can drop off such items as electronics, clothing, metal and foam, as well as an art show with Create! Conway, egg races for children, and entertainment by Finnegan Bell, Age Olde Trade, Black Robin Hero, Sai Collins, Greener Grass, Hunnilicious, and John Owens Journal.

• 2-8 p.m. Sunday at The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill, 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd., along the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, next to the Clarion Hotel, with The Movement, as well as Bullfrog, Sai Collins, Greener Grass, Hunnilicious, Sideways Derby, and Treehouse!

Details at www.earthdaymusicfest.com, and from the Wellness Council at 995-3199 or www.wellnesscouncilcsc.org.

OPENS MONDAY | 04.21

‘Singing in the Sun’

The 16th annual “Singing in the Sun” opens Monday for six nights through April 26 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North.

The scheduled lineup of entertainment, mostly at 6:30 p.m. daily, is:

• Monday – launch party concert, 7 p.m., with Ivan Parker, Karen Peck & New River, and the Hoppers, Talleys and Whisnants, for $20 general admission.

• Tuesday– The Hoppers, Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Erwins, the Triumphant and Old Paths quartets, and David Jeremiah, speaker.

• Wednesday – Greater Vision, the Whisnants, Jason Crabb, the Primitive and Harvesters quartets, and Dennis Swanberg, speaker.

• Next Thursday – The Isaacs, Gold City, the Pfeifers, Talleys, Tribute Quartet, and Herb Reavis, speaker.

• April 25 – The Booth Brothers, Ivan Parker, the McKameys, Mark Trammell Quartet, Josh and Ashley Franks, and Pastor John Hagee, speaker.

• April 26 – The Collingsworth, Bowling and Allen families, Karen Peck & New River, Brian Free and Assurance, and Jeff Laborg, guest speaker.

Tickets for ages 13 and older on April 21-26 are $20.50 and $26.50-$28.50 nightly; also multi-night ticket discounts of $5, $7 and $10 for three, four and five-night packages, respectively. Free for ages 12 and younger. Details at 888-238-6858 or www.abrahamproductions.net.

FINAL TWO WEEKS | Through 04.27

CCU concert schedule winding down

The arts calendar at Coastal Carolina University is rounding third base and heading home as spring semester ends soon. Catch these events this month, on the main campus in Conway. Details at 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts:

• “American Music: Rock ‘n’ Roll” series finale, with film “Plugging In,” 7 p.m. Monday in Johnson Auditorium, for free.

• Seventh annual “Isn’t It Romantic?” concert, with CCU Choirs and Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wheelwright Auditorium. $5 general; $3 CCU/Horry-Georgetown Technical College students, faculty and staff; and free for children.

• “Pop 101” concert, 7:30 p.m. next Thursday in Wheelwright Auditorium. $5 general; $3 CCU/HGTC students, faculty and staff; and free for children.

• “Piano Series” finale, with Catherine Kautsky 7:30 p.m. April 25. $5 general; $3 CCU/HGTC students, faculty and staff; and free for children.

• Elise Testone “In This Life” tour concert, 7 p.m. April 25 in Wheelwright Auditorium. $20 general, and $25 or $35 reserved.

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

Also, in the CCU Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays (349-6454 – call for special parking needs – or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery):

• “Portfolio I: Studio Arts” thesis exhibition, through Monday.

• “Portfolio II: Graphic Design” thesis exhibition, April 28-May 10, with closing reception 4:30 p.m. May 9.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 04.18-04.19

Other special events outside

• Southport Spring Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Franklin Square Park in downtown Southport, N.C., with music on Friday by Le Group du Jour at 10:15 a.m., Tamara Bubble 11:30, Al Demarco’ 12:45 pm., Southport Jam 1:30, Upstairs Gang 2:45. and Jim Ashley at 4; and Saturday: Brunswick Big Band at 10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Praise Band 11:45, Snake Malone & The Black Cat Bone 1:15 p.m., and Inspirations Dance Centre 2:30. Also: Chili cook-off contest 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. 910-279-4616, www.downtownsouthport.org or www.southport-oakisland-kiwanis.org.

• Waccamaw Riverkeeper cleanup events, with public asked to help: 9 a.m. Saturday at Conway Marina (and 9 a.m. April 26 at Chris Anderson Landing on S.C. 9). Bring boats, kayaks, canoes if you have them, but they are not necessary. 349-4007 or www.winyahrivers.org.

• Annual “Family Day,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., with free admission for Brunswick County residents with ID, otherwise $2. Activities include children’s crafts such as making sea bottles, and shark-tooth, sand-dollar and shell necklaces, and visit by Tim the Pelican from the Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter. 910-579-1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org.

•  “Spring Mardi Gras Fest,” with Steve Weams and The Mardi Gras Kings, and Lanny Prewitt, noon-5 p.m. Saturday at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. $8; also, bring two canned/dry food items (especially pastas and sauces, peanut butter and jelly, and beans in cans or bags) for area food banks for $3 discount. Also, charity silent auction noon-4 p.m. for Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission (902-2456 or www.warmfarms.org). 399-9463 or www.labelleamie.com.

• CD pre-release party for Power Born Rebellion, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday at Surfside Live, 803 U.S. 17 Business S., Surfside Beach (945-9000 or www.surfsideliverocks.com), with no cover. Also, official CD release party in a “Myrlte Beach Rocks” concert with Driven Under and The IZM, 8:30 p.m. April 26 at House of Blues at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach (272-3000 or www.hob.com/,myrtlebeach), for $5.

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