SUNDAY | 09.25
Long Bay Symphony, Chorale embrace ‘Endless Love’
The Long Bay Symphony begins its 29th annual concert season with “Endless Love,” featuring the Carolina Master Chorale, 4 p.m. Sunday at Myrtle Beach High School, on Robert Grissom Parkway, between 29th and 38th avenues North, with such works as Mendelssohn’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the overture to Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” prelude to “Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde,” and Johann Strauss Jr.’s “On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltzes.”
Other subscription series concerts, in the same place, are “Nationalistic Fervor,” with Asmira Woodward-Page on violin, 4 p.m. Jan. 22; “From Classic to Modern,” with Ken Olsen on cello, 7 p.m. March 5; and “A Gershwin Celebration,” with Philip Powell on piano, 7 p.m. April 9.
Each concert is $25, $40, $45 or $50; and $10 students 21 and younger with ID. Season tickets, for all four dates, are $160, $180 or $200.
Other special events this fall are:
▪ Symphony guild’s “Champagne, Chocolate, and All That Jazz,” 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Surf Golf & Tennis Club, 1701 Springland Lane, North Myrtle Beach. $40.
▪ “Bravo Broadway – Big Band,” benefit for Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach – with Debbie Gravitte and Sal Viviano – 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Myrtle Beach High. Ticket prices forthcoming.
▪ Youth Orchestra’s “Music through the Ages,” with Coastal Carolina University Orchestra), 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in CCU’s Wheelwright Auditorium, on main campus, off U.S. 501 and S.C. 544 in Conway, for $10 adults, $5 students.
Details at 843-448-8379 or longbaysymphony.com.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 09.23-09.24
Festivals highlight Atalaya, Irish-Italian culture, Conway eateries
▪ Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival – noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday – at Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens (Park open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily) Park admission fee ($5 for ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15) waived this weekend only, but festival admission for ages 16 and older is $8 daily or $10 multiday pass, and free for ages 15 and younger. 843-237-4440, www.atalayafestival.com, and www.huntingtonbeachsp.com.
▪ Irish-Italian International Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Free admission. Also, spaghetti-eating contest, 2:15 p.m. at stage at 400 Main St.; sign up for free 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m. at festival information booth. 843-280-5570 or parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/festivals/irish-italian-international-festival/.
▪ Conway Downtown Alive’s “Rivertown Dine-Around” culinary tour, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, from home base of Conway Visitor Center, 903 Third Ave., with map of participating restaurants. Free admission, with pre-registration at conwayalive.com. Mini-entree items on sampler menu start at $2, and most items do not exceed $4. 843-248-6260.
SATURDAY | 09.24
Get some exercise with these outings across Strand
▪ “Run for the Kids 5k” for Children’s Recovery Center of Myrtle Beach, Saturday at Morse Park Landing, on U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, with 1-mile run/walk at 7:30 a.m. ($22.50 ages 14 and older, $12.50 ages 7-13), and 5k at 8 a.m. ($32.50 ages 14 and older, otherwise $22.50). 843-448-3400 or www.childrensrecoverycenter.org/events.html.
▪ “Myrtle Beach Color Vibe 5K Run,” 9 a.m. Saturday at Myrtle Beach Speedway Amphitheater, 455 Hospitality Lane, off U.S. 501, about three miles north of Myrtle Beach, and just past S.C. 31. Price varies by solo or team runner for ages 13 and older. www.thecolorvibe.com/index.php.
▪ Sunset Beach Paddle Fest – benefiting Paws-Ability, Brunswick County Homeless Coalition, and Sunset Beach Turtle Watch – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Beach Waterfront Park, 206 Sunset Blvd. N. Free admission. 883-573-223, and register for races at visitsunsetbeachnc.com.
▪ “Showdown at the Shipwreck,” miniature golf tournament – benefiting Boys Scouts of America Pee Dee Area Council – 9 a.m. Saturday at Shipwreck Island Adventure Golf, 3301 S. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17 Business, next to Midway Par 3, for $20 ages 17 and younger, $25 adults, in teams of four, each with at least one adult; individuals welcome for grouping with others. Email Philbethune@gmail.com.
SATURDAY, SUNDAY, TUESDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 09.24, 09.25, 09.27, 09.29
Bevy of benefits include trivia night for Chorale
▪ “Brew at the Zoo” annual benefit for Friends of Brookgreen Gardens projects, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Brookgreen Gardens’ Native Wildlife Zoo, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park. $40 ($35 members), and $15 designated drivers. 843-235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.
▪ “Gold Star Mothers Day” Service, by Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina, 2 p.m. Sunday at Moose Lodge 1959, 479 Burcale Road, near Forestbrook community. www.bluestarmothersofcoastalcarolina.com, or email LindaTucker.firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Luau for Cat Sanctuary Fund, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, at Cooper House Event Center, 6011 Dick Pond Road, Socastee, also with Elvis & Friends. $35. 843-997-8701 or 843-685-1023.
▪ Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association’s“Farm to Table” fundraiser for Horry-Georgetown Technical College Culinary Institute, 5 p.m. Sunday at Thompson Farm and Nursery, 1625 Bucksville Drive, near Bucksport, off U.S. 701 south of Conway (Also with “Hannah’s Apple Shine” – official cocktail from Coastal Uncorked 2016 – by Codi Housand and Shad Velasco of The Library Restaurant in Myrtle Beach during reception hour). $150 single or $250 couple, and $700 or $900 for respective tables of six or eight people. 843-626-9668 or www.mbhospitality.org.
▪ “It’s a Grand Night for Trivia” benefit, for Carolina Master Chorale, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. $30 individual player or $165 for team of six. 843-444-5774 or www.carolinamasterchorale.com.
▪ St. John’s Greek Festival, benefiting various charities, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 29-30, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 1, and noon-7 p.m. Oct. 2, at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 33rd Avenue North Extension in Myrtle Beach. $1 ages 11 and older, otherwise free. 843-448-3773 or www.stjohn-mb.org/greek-festival-2016.
▪ “Lunafest – Short Films by, for, about Women,” benefiting Family Justice Center for Georgetown and Horry Counties – based in Georgetown – with Dorothea Benton Frank, author, on Sept. 29 at Coastal Carolina University James J. Johnson Auditorium, in E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration Building on Conway campus, accessed from U.S. 501 or S.C. 544: reception and book signing at 6 p.m., keynote speech 7 p.m., and four films at 7:45 p.m. $35, including copy of Frank’s newest novel, “All Summer Long.” 843-546-3926, or fjcgtownhorry.org.
SATURDAY, SUNDAY, TUESDAY | 09.24, 09.25, 09.27
Art events, including ‘Layerings’ exhibit, all free to see
▪ Start of Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, Saturday in downtown Georgetown, with “Chalk Walk,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Seaside Palette en Plein Air and Wet Paint Sale, 3:30-5:30 p.m. outside Kaminski House Museum, 1003 Front St. 843-626-8911 or pawleysmusic.com.
▪ Seacoast Artists Guild’s “Arts in Common” Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Free. 843-232-7009 or www.seacoastartistsguild.com.
▪ Opening of “Celia Pearson’s Layerings – A Glimpse of Southeast Asia,” Tuesday, through Dec. 30, at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, resuming with these hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. (Also, meet Pearson for gallery talk, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, for $10.) 843-238-2510 or myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.