FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 06.23-06.25
Theatre of the Republic to ‘Light the Lights’ for weekend
Singers and dancers with Theatre of the Republic will salute new, Tony Award-winning Broadway plays in a summer revue for one weekend: “Light the Lights.” Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sundayat the Main Street Theatre, 335 Main. St., Conway, for $25.
The troupe also has lined up its 48th season of community theater, for the second year in a row with two seasons in one:
▪ Musicals – “Catch Me If You Can” Aug. 2-13, “Mamma Mia!” Oct. 11-29, “Scrooge the Musical” Dec. 6-17, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” Feb. 21-March 4, and “Memphis the Musical” May 9-20.
▪ Nonmusical “book plays” – “Bill W. and Dr. Bob” Sept. 1-10, “Messiah on the Frigidaire” Nov. 3-12, “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike” Jan. 5-14, a title to be announced for March 16-25, and “Red” June 1-10.
Shows run for two weeks – 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays (nonmusicals 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays) and 3 p.m. Sundays. Single tickets are $25, and season ticket plans are available.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 06.24-06.25
Two two-day festivals in Myrtle Beach city parks
▪ Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild’s 45th annual “Art in the Park” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Park, at 14th Avenue North and Kings Highway. Free admission. 843-446-3830 or www.artsyparksy.com.
▪ Sons and Daughters of Italy Myrtle Beach Lodge 2662’s “Festa Italiana,” 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday in Myrtle Beach’s Grand Park, on Farrow Parkway, across from The Market Common. $1 admission daily. 843-333-7523 www.sonsofitalymb.com.
SUNDAY | 06.25
South Strand boasts annual ‘Blueberry Jam,’ ‘Surf’s Up!’ events
▪ Seventh annual Lowcountry Blueberry Jam & Blueberry Festival – including “Lowcountry Blueberry Toss,” for which one person throws the blueberry and the other catches it in his or her mouth, and music by The Travelin’ Kine and Cane Creek String Band – noon-6 p.m. Sunday at Blue Pearl Farms, 9760 Randall Road, near McClellanville (Heading south on U.S. 17 from Georgetown County, turn right S.C. 45 at flashing light, and take Randall Road, the first left, for a little more than a mile. $10 ages and older, otherwise free. 843-887-3554 or bluepearlfarms.com/Blueberry_Festival.html.
▪ Annual “Surf’s Up!” – in a “Found at the Beach” theme, with dozens of artworks, and Steve Carrigan on vocals and keyboards – 1-6 p.m. Sunday at Dick Johnson Civic Center, 829 N. Pine Drive, Surfside Beach, behind town hall, across from Piggly Wiggly on U.S. 17 Business. Free. 843-650-9548 or www.surfsidebeach.org.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 06.23-06.25
Brunswick-area outings include wildlife art show, literacy dance
▪ Sunset Beach Nature & Wildlife Art Show and Sale, at Triple D’s Hemi Haven Classic Car Showroom, 7011 Beach Drive, Ocean Isle Beach: 4-6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, with free admission; and benefit reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday, for $25, including heavy hors d’ouevres. 910-599-0074 or www.sunsetvision.org.
▪ “Summer Extravaganza” sale, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Seaside United Methodist Church, 1300 Seaside Road S.W., Sunset Beach. 910-579-5753.
▪ Sea Notes Choral Society and Brunswick Concert Band in “Sunrise Over America,” 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium, off U.S. 17 in Supply, N.C. Free. sea-notes.com.
▪ 1960s dance party with Mike’s Garage Band, benefiting Brunswick County Literacy Council – based in Supply – 6 p.m. Saturday at Brunswick Community College South Brunswick Island Center, 5400 U.S. 17 S., near mile marker 3, just north of the state line. $10, with tables set up, and reservations available for parties of eight or more. Bring your own snacks; cash bar. 910-754-7323 or www.bcliteracy.org.
▪ Visit Old Bridge Preservation Society’s museum, 109 Shoreline Drive W., Sunset Beach, with summer hours through Sept. 2: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. Also, for “Project PBJ,” bring donations of jars of peanut butter, jelly, or both, through June 30, for relay by Brunswick Family Assistance and Seaside United Methodist Church. 910-363-6585 or oldbridgepreservationsociety.org.
WEDNESDAY | 06.28
Art museum provides ‘Food for Thought’ in lecture series
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon P. Chapin Art Museum – home through Sept. 17 to “Feast Your Eyes: Celebrating the Food of the South,” with paintings and sculpture, and “Feast Local: Brant Barrett Photography” – has a menu of related lectures sizzling on many Wednesdays this summer.
In the “Food for Thought” series, most are 2-3:30 p.m. and $10 each, with reservations required –
▪ June 28 – “Collards – Why I Eat Them, Why I Paint Them,” with Natalie Daise.
▪ July 12 – “Native Roots, Native Healing” with Dr. Will Goins, for free.
▪ July 19 – “Say Cheese! From the Pawleys Island Sea View Inn to the Nation: Spreading the Love of Pimento Cheese and Other Southern Dishes,” with innkeepers Sassy and Brian Henry and cooks Vertrella Brown, Myrtle Edwards, Farella Smalls and Bessie Simmons.
▪ July 26 – “Nyamming: Eating Gullah Geechee Style.”
▪ Aug. 9 – “The Chefs and Their Farmers,” with Heidi Vukov, Darren Smith and Joseph Bonaparte,
▪ 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 16 – “Sweet and Sassy Southern Cooking with Tour, Demonstrations and Tastings,” with and at International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, for $20.
▪ Aug. 23 – “Food for the Spirit,” with the Rev. Joseph Tedesco, from Mepkin Abbey.
▪ Sept. 13 – “To Cook a Mockingbird: Symbolic Foodways in Harper Lee’s Classic Southern Novel,” with Daniel Turner.
Find the museum at 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, also with “Douglas Balentine: Beyond the Horizon,” a collection of the Charleston native’s drawings and paintings, through Sept. 10. Details at 843-238-2510 or myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.