DAILY | THROUGH 12.15
School, youth performances include ‘Addams Family’ benefit, ‘Nutcracker’
▪ “Elf: the Musical,” 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at North Myrtle Beach High School, 3750 Sea Mountain Highway, Little River. $10 adults, $8 students. 843-399-6171, nmbhsfinearts.weebly.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ “Holiday Spectacular” 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Carolina Forest High School, 700 Gardner Lacy Road, northwest off U.S. 501. 843-236-7997.
Never miss a local story.
▪ “Celebrating the Season in Dance,” 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Litchfield Dance Arts Academy, 97 Otis Drive, Litchfield Beach. $15. 843-237-7465 or www.litchfielddance.com.
▪ “Amp Up Your Holidays” concert, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at Socastee High School, 4900 Socastee Blvd., near Dick Pond Road. $7 or $12. 843-293-9041.
▪ 11th annual “The Nutcracker,” by Coastal Dance Centre’s Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre (with studios in Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet), in Coastal Carolina University Wheelwright Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway: 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Dec. 17; 4 p.m. Dec. 18; and school matinees 10 a.m. Dec. 14-16. $25 general admission; $18 group rate for 15 or more members; $18 CCU faculty, staff and students, and ages 65 and older; and $10 ages 3-12. 843-651-2006, 843-839-5678, coastalyouthballettheatre.org/nutcracker or coastaldancecentre.com. (Also, with this rotation of people playing “Mother Ginger”: Shawn McLoughlin, fifth-grade teacher from Seaside Elementary School in Garden City Beach, on Saturday; Johnny Vaught, Horry County District 8 Councilman, Sunday; Karen Shepherd, Loris police chief, Dec. 14; Kathleen Williams, vice President of Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors, Dec. 15; Tim Carnahan, principal, Waccamaw Intermediate School in Pawleys Island, Dec. 16; Barbara Jo Blain-Bellamy, Conway mayor, Dec. 17; and Nicole Boone from WBTW-TV 13 News, Dec. 18.)
▪ “The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy,” 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday (postponed from Oct. 20-21) at St. James High School, 10800 S.C. 707, at Salem Road in Burgess community. $14 adults, $12 seniors and $8 students – with a portion of proceeds going to Hurricane Matthew relief – advance at sjhs.booktix.com. 843-650-5600 or www.sjhsdrama.com.
▪ “Yuletide Magic Winter Holiday Show,” 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15, for $5, at Black Water Middle School, 900 E. Cox Ferry Road, Conway, between S.C. 90 and U.S. 501. 843-903-8440, ext. 52116.
▪ Winter concerts, both 6 p.m. Dec. 15: at Georgetown Middle School gym (843-527-4495 or www.gms.gcsd.k12.sc.us), and at Georgetown High (843-546-8516 or www.ghs.gcsd.k12.sc.us) – both at 2500 Anthuan Maybank Drive, Georgetown. Free.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, TUESDAY | 12.09-12.11, 12.13
Concerts include Chorale jazz, ‘Tuba Carols,’ each in two places
▪ “Singing Christmas Tree,” 6:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday at First Baptist Church , 711 16th Ave. N., Surfside Beach. Free with ticket; call 843-238-0206. www.fbcsurfside.org.
▪ Carolina Master Chorale’s “Christmas and All That Jazz II,” 4 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 706 14th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, and 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. $20 adults, $15 veterans (with ID) and seniors, and $5 students with ID through age 22. 843-444-5774 or www.carolinamasterchorale.com.
▪ North Myrtle Beach Community Band Christmas concert, with “Tuba Carols” group, 3:30 p.m. Sunday at North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road. Free. 843-488-6742 or www.nmbcommunityband.com.
▪ “Myrtle Beach Tuba Carols,” annual tuba concerts on Sunday, conducted by Daniel Johnson, principal tuba player for Long Bay Symphony, and free to see: 3:30 p.m. in North Myrtle Beach Community Band’s Christmas concert, at North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center; and 6 p.m. at Myrtle Beach Mall, on U.S. 17 at S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. Tuba players invited: Registration for players both aforementioned concerts that day at 11:30 a.m. in community center, $5, with rehearsal there at noon. 910-962-7559, people.uncw.edu/johnsond/WTE.htm, or email email@example.com.
▪ “Christmas Cantata,” in memory of David C. Brayboy Sr., 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 701 St. John St., Kingstree. Free. 843-354-6469, 843-598-8839, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Pawleys Island Concert Band’s “Celebration of the Music of Christmas,” 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pawleys Island Community Church, 101304 Ocean Highway. Free. 843-274-5991 or www.pawleysislandconcertband.org.
FRIDAY- SUNDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY | 12.09-12.11, 12.13, 12.14
Parades, ‘Christmas Towne,’ ‘Art Bash’ booked
▪ Conway Christmas Parade, 10 a.m. Saturday, across downtown. 843-248-2273 or conwayscchamber.com.
▪ Craft shows: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday for American Cancer Society, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach (843-626-3991); and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday , with everyone asked to bring nonperishables for Lowcountry Food Bank, at Oceans One Resort, 102 S. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach (843-286-2580).
▪ Surfside Beach Christmas Parade, 2 p.m. Saturday, on Ocean Boulevard from Melody Lane north to Surfside Drive, then west to Poplar Drive. 843-650-9548 or www.surfsidebeach.org.
▪ “Uniting and Celebrating” Christmas Parade, 11 a.m. Saturday in Longs, with Diedra Wilson-Hightower as grand marshal. 843-283-1974, or email email@example.com.
▪ Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s 13th annual “Christmas Towne” Festival, 2-6:30 p.m. Sunday in events plaza outside Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North. Free, including parking. Also, city of Myrtle Beach tree-lighting ceremony. Free. 843-916-7276 or www.visitmyrtlebeach.com.
▪ Rick Alviti and His Showband “Tribute to Elvis Christmas Special,” 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. $27.40 or $34.95. 843-272-1111 or www.alabama-theatre.com.
▪ “Holiday Open House” – including 18th- and 19th-century music by Masonboro Parlor – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S., Kure Beach, N.C., off U.S. 421, north of N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Free. 910-612-7067 or www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher/.
▪ Grand Strand British Car Club Christmas party, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wahoo’s Fish House, 3993 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Bring unwrapped donation for Toys for Tots, and optional gift for exchange. grandstrandbritishcarclub.com.
▪ “Art Bash” for The Wellness Council for South Carolina,which promotes diabetes education and prevention workshops – and to help The Roundtable Art Group, which hosts community art workshops, and Hernandez Foundation, promoting the arts among youth – 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14 at 514 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 843-995-3199 or wellnesscouncilsc.org.
SATURDAY | 12.10
Breakfasts with Santa start with firefighters’ annual fundraiser
▪ Myrtle Beach Professional Firefighters’ sixth annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 33rd Avenue North Extension in Myrtle Beach. All donations appreciated, to help with buying presents for local children in need. 843-602-1597 or 843-458-3086.
▪ “Breakfast with Santa,” for ages 5-12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road. $5. Register at 843-249-4157.
▪ At The Market Common, in Myrtle Beach: “Breakfast with Santa,” 9-11 a.m. Saturdays – Dec. 10 at Tupelo Honey Cafe (843-315-3780), and Dec. 17 at Gordon Biersch (843-839-0249), each $10 ages 4 and older, otherwise free, plus tax and gratuity; call sites for reservations. 843-839-3500 or www.marketcommonmb.com.
THROUGH MID-SPRING | 12.08-04.23
Charm, culture of ‘Gee’s Bend’ return to art museum
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum unveils another fabric in its mission of works to treasure with the eye, with “Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints,” Thursday through April 23.
With quilts made by multiple generations of women from Gee’s Bend (now Boykin), Ala., this exhibit marks a second time a selection of their woven artworks will command the spotlight at the art museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. This time, see a series of fine art etchings designed by four quilt makers – and produced in collaboration with Paulson Bott Press of Berkeley, Calif., shown side by side with quilts.
Also, “Logan Woodle: Blessed Burdens,” with 19 metal and wood sculptures, and “Celia Pearson’s Layerings – A Glimpse of Southeast Asia,” a photo showcase, continue through Dec. 30
The museum is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Details at 843-238-2510 or myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.