February 26, 2013

Arts and cultural calendar for the Myrtle Beach area

This compilation includes information on area auditions, festivals, art exhibits, concerts, museum events, tours and more.


FESTIVE BRASS OF MYRTLE BEACH . New members welcome: Rehearsals 7 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church, 904 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Also: Can-Am Days concert 3 p.m. March 17 at First United Methodist Church, 901 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, for free. 293-6162 or festivebrassofmyrtlebeach.org.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH , artists sought for city’s Artists Everywhere program, a monthly art display at city hall; details at 280-5584 or parks.nmb.us, under the “Recreation” category, click on Artists Everywhere.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH COMMUNITY BAND . New members welcome. 488-6742, stickwaver53@yahoo.com or www.nmbcommunityband.com.

PAWLEYS ISLAND CONCERT BAND . Experienced brass, woodwind and percussion musicians welcome. 274-5991, www.pawleysislandconcertband.org or dmcurtis@sc.rr.com.

PAWLEYS ISLAND FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & ART , 23rd annual, entries for poster competition accepted through March 15. Winner receives $300 and design will be used in promoting the fest, which is Oct. 1-13. Details at www.pawleysmusic.com.

ROCK’N’ETTES , senior chorus line, seeks women ages 50 and older with a background in dance. 497-4094.

SERENDIPITY SINGERS , welcomes women and continues planning for spring concert. 215-2561 or www.serendipitysingers.org.

“SHOOT THE MOON PHOTO CONTEST” , entries due 4 p.m. March 2 at Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach, N.C., for grand prize of a Trivial Pursuit Star Wars Classic Trilogy Collector’s Edition. Details at www.museumplanetarium.org/family-activities.

“XFACTOR” AUDITIONS , registration March 17-18 with auditions March 19 at the North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston. www.thexfactorusa.com.


BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES , by Carolina Dance Partners, 7-9 p.m. Fridays at First Presbyterian Church’s Wilkes Hall, 3810 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. $5 per class, and no partner necessary. 448-4496 or www.myrtlebeachpresbyterianchurch.org.

DANCE JAM PARTY , for adults 8-11 p.m. final Friday monthly, with a lesson and food and beverages, at By the Sea Dance-Fitness-Music, 1145 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. $10. 800-299-9050.

DANCELINK USA . Weekly dances: Tuesdays, beginner shag 6:30 p.m., and intermediate 7:30 p.m., each $10 at DanceLink USA studio, 109 Cedar Ave., North Myrtle Beach; Wednesdays: shag lessons beginner to advanced 5:30 p.m. for $10, and country couples beginner 6:30 p.m. and intermediate 7 p.m., each $7, at Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center Brick House Lounge, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach; and free dance lessons and dancing Friday nights at Valentino’s ll, 323 U.S. 17 Business, Surfside Beach. 281-1102 or www.dancelinkusa.com.

FITNESS N’ FRIENDZ , 353-B U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach, across from post office: Classes Mondays-Saturdays in Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Sentao, each $5. Also available: Barre Fitness – blending ballet, Pilates and yoga – 8:45 a.m. Mondays-Fridays and 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; and yoga. 796-0336 or www.fitnessnfriendz.com.

GRAND STRAND BEACH BALLROOM DANCERS , monthly dances, 7-10 p.m. March 16 and April 20, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. $7; bring snacks for your table only; maximum eight people per table. 903-3765.

GRAND STRAND STRUTTERS , 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, but not fifth week of the month, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 215-0141.

GRAND STRAND USA DANCE, CHAPTER 6024 , ballroom classes on Mondays at Anaerobic Studio, in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres; enter in rear of mall, by Bass Pro Shops: beginners 6 p.m., intermediate 7 p.m.; $7 members, otherwise $9; 602-7197. Next social ballroom dance 7-10 p.m. March 9 with music and lesson by USA Dance member-volunteer Rosalie Drust, at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center. A dish to share suggested; beverages supplied; singles welcome; $7 members, otherwise $10. 808-3397 or usadancegrandstrand.org.

LET’S DANCE , 5221 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Private and group lessons in ballroom and Latin. 997-2300 or www.letsdancemb.com.


• Beginner and intermediate 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays, and low intermediate 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Marlin, 614 Atlantic Ave., Garden City Beach, across from Kroger side entrance. Each $3. 450-4299.
• Beginners, 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, south of Holmestown Road, in Burgess community, just past the Horry County offices. $20 per month for as many as eight classes, or $5 per class. 915-5333 or 450-4299.
• Beginners 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays and high beginner/easy intermediate 6-8 p.m. Mondays at Dick Johnson Civic Center, on Pine Drive in Surfside Beach. $3 each. 651-4603.
• Intermediate, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at Dick Johnson Civic Center, on Pine Drive in Surfside Beach. $3. 455-0442 or nanagw@sc.rr.com.
• Beginners and Beginner Plus 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Calabash Elks Lodge, 937 Carter Drive, Calabash, N.C. $4. 222-6600.

MYRTLE BEACH CITY SENIOR DANCES , 7-10 p.m. March 8 and 22, at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, near Farrow Parkway and The Market Common, and the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Grand Strand Campus, each $7, and ticket sales start a week before each dance. 918-2381 or www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH CLASSES , at J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road: classes in Zumba, clogging, ballroom, shag, and line dancing; prices and times vary; 280-5584 or parks.nmb.us. Also: ballroom dance classes by Carolina Dance Partners, 11 a.m.-noon Mondays and noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, for $10 individual or $15 couple (798-2639 or 995-1862); and Jazzercise and body sculpting (249-5828 or email gtransou@aol.com)

RJR BALLROOM CO. , weekly dance events include 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays at Senor Frog’s at Broadway at the Beach. $10 cover. 808-1634, www.dancemyrtlebeach.com or info@dancemyrtlebeach.com.

SAND DOLLAR SQUARES AND ROUND DANCE CLUB , Western-style square dances 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach; $5. 236-9909 or 374-4740.

VARIOUS DANCE CLASSES , by Jane Cole, details at 222-6600:

• North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road: line dancing 10:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, each $4 per class; and shag on Thursdays, beginners 6-7 p.m. and beginners plus 7-8 p.m., each $8 per class or $30 for four monthly.
• Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach: line dancing 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; and shag on Wednesdays, beginners plus 2-3 p.m. and beginners 3-4 p.m., each $4.
• Elks Lodge 2679, 937 Carter Drive S.W., Calabash, N.C.: line dancing on Thursdays, beginners 3-4 p.m. and beginners plus 4-5 p.m., each $5.

“WINE DANCING” , led by Wanda and Jim York, 2:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, March 10 and 17, at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., for $5 each. Details 910-575-6575, 732-470-8612, www.countrylinedancing.com or email Wandafull1@hotmail.com; or winery: 910-287-2800 or www.silvercoastwinery.com.

ZUMBA FITNESS PARTY benefit for community projects by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7288 of Calabash, N.C., 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 16 at Brunswick Community College South Brunswick Island Center, 9400 U.S. 17 W., Carolina Shores, N.C. $10 advance or $15 at door. 446-4169 or email smcgrail@sccoast.net.

“ZUMBA WITH LINDA C.” , 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays and 6-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays in Brickhouse Cardio Club, by Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach. $5 per class. 655-0839 or www.fitnesspartiez.com.


ART CLASSES , in paint or pastel and charcoal, taught 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fridays by Stuart Fleishman at North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road, for $85 for four classes per month, or $25 per class. Also, at A.C. Moore, 1120 Seaboard St., Myrtle Beach: pastel 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, oil painting 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, and oil or Acrylic brush and pallet knife 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, each for $85 per four classes per month, and charcoal and pastel drawing 3-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, for $75; call store at 213-2070 to register. More class details at 213-1037.

CINEMARK SPECIAL EVENTS , at Cinemark at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach; 839-3225:

• Met Live! operas at noon: “Parsifal” March 2 and “Francesca da Rimini” March 16, each $24 adult, $22 senior, $16 child.
• Met Live! opera encores at 6:30 p.m.: “Rigoletto” March 6 and “Parsifal,” each $22/$20/$15, respectively.
• “PaleyFests” with casts of “The Walking Dead” 8 p.m. March 7, and “The Big Bang Theory” 10 p.m. March 13 – each $15/$14/$13, respectively.
•  A Deeper Shade of Blue,” about surfing, 7:30 p.m. March 28, $12.50/$11.50/$10.50, respectively.

CRUISE INTO SPRING AND SUMMER Fashion Show and Luncheon on March 9, by St. Andrew Women’s Club and Belk at Coastal Grand mall, benefiting Hope Hoiuse of Myrtle Beach, as well as family outreach and women’s club projects: social hour 11 a.m., lunch noon and show 1 p.m. at Dunes Golf and Beach Club, 9000 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, for $35. Reservations due March 4 at 703-623-5567 or 903-4296.

“A CULINARY SYMPHONY” annual dinner benefit for Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, March 16 in select homes across Georgetown County, with local musicians entertaining. Reservations available through Strand Media Group, 3955 U.S. 17, Unit D, Murrells Inlet, for $125 per person, and each table comprises 10-12 guests. Pre-register at 626-8911 or email dblount@pawleysmusic.com. Festival details at www.pawleysmusic.com.

DIAMONDS & DENIM SHERIFF’S CHARITY BALL , by Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation, benefiting Matthew’s Ministry, with music by Jim Quick & Coastline, 7 p.m. March 7 at 101 Stone Chimney Place, Supply, N.C. $80, or two for $150. 910-253-0922 or www.sheriffscharity.com.

ELVIS FAN CLUB MYRTLE BEACH/GRAND STRAND , “King Shazaam Show,” 7-10 p.m. March 8 at Fresh Brewed Coffee House, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach, for $5 cover. 424-9124 or www.kingsshazaam.com.

FREE MOVIES , for adults and seniors, 3 p.m. Fridays at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, near Farrow Parkway and The Market Common: “The Words” Feb. 22, “All About Steve” March 1, “Trouble With The Curve” March 8, “The Good Doctor” March 15, “Snow Day” March 22, “Touchback” March 29, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” April 5, “Sparkle” April 12, “Moonrise Kingdom” April 19, and “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection.” 918-2380.

“FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES” CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL , 7 p.m. on select Fridays at Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck branch, 24 Commerce Lane, Pawleys Island, west of U.S. 17, behind Pastaria 811: “On The Waterfront” (1954) March 8 and “The Maltese Falcon” (1941) March 22. Free. 545-3623.

* “FUNTASTICART” classes for children, 3-5 p.m. Mondays in Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center, 3101 Oak St., with preregistration required at least 24 hours ahead; 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road. Reach Nina Ortiz at 997-4729 or email funtasticart@yahoo.com.

GRAND STRAND MODEL RAILROADERS INC. , club site, in Myrtle Beach mall, three doors from Bass Pro Shops, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, 4-7 p.m. Mondays, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 293-4386 or www.isfans.com/gsmrrc.

GRAND STRAND ROLLING THUNDER S.C. CHAPTER 3 , second annual “Salute to Women of the Military, Past and Present,” 1 p.m. April 6 at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Anyone who is, or knows, a female veteran who can attend, is asked to register by March 15 with Jean DePace at 910-579-3668 or email her at jmfy444@optonline.net.

HORRY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY “STORIES IN STONES” benefit, April 12-13 in downtown Conway, with Peter Horry Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of Confederate Veterans Litchfield Camp 132. Tours both days, all of sites on National Register of Historic Places: First United Methodist Church 9 a.m. and Hebron United Methodist Church/Buck Family Cemetery 11 a.m.; and Hebron/Buck 1 p.m. and First Methodist 3 p.m. Combo package $30. Also, guided tours of Bryan House, 606 Main St.., at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days, for $5 each. Details from Conway Visitor Center, 903 Third Ave.; Conway Chamber of Commerce, 203 Main St.; and Bodega, 301 Main St.; as well as 457-3496, www.hchsonline.org and by emailing cutts@hchsonline.org.

LA BELLE AMIE VINEYARD , 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School, frequent festivals on Saturdays, including Winter Parrot Head Fest, noon-5 p.m. March 2, rescheduled from Feb. 16 and 23, with music by the Paul Grimshaw Band, and The Jamaican Jerks; $8 ages 18-79, otherwise free; also, bring two canned/dry food items for relay to area food banks for $3 discount. Also: Spring Swing/Big Band Fest on March 9, and Remember When Oldies Fest on March 23. 399-9463 or labelleamie.com.

MURRELLS INLET “DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE” , benefiting Belin International Mission Fund, 7-10 p.m. March 8 at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 4182 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. $25 couple, or $30 for party with more than one daughter. 651-5099 or www.belinumc.org.

MYRTLE BEACH STAMP CLUB , meetings at 7 p.m. second Tuesday monthly, including March 5 for annual “100 Lot Auction” program. Membershps $10 a year. Details at 347-0087, sites.google.com/site/myrtlebeachstampclub/ or email lilfort@sccoast.net.

“OPERA & BALLET IN CINEMA” , Broadway Carmike 17, at Broadway at the Beach, off Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach (445-1616), and Carmike 12 at Myrtle Beach Mall, at U.S.17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres (272-6598). At 2 and 7 p.m. respectively: “Les Troyens” by Royal Opera House Feb. 24 and 26; “An Evening with Crystal Pite” ballet March 3 and 5; “Notre-Dame de Paris” ballet by La Scala March 10 and 12; “Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci” by La Scala March 17 and 19; “Tosca” by Royal Opera House March 24 and 26; “Ballet’s Greatest Hits – YAGP (Youth America Grand Prix) Gala March 31 and April 2; “La Fille Mal Gardee” by Royal Ballet April 7 and 9; “Eugene Onegin” by Royal Opera House April 14 and 16; “The Rite of Spring” by Bolshoi Ballet April 21 and 23; “Il Trovatore” opera by Liceu April 28 and 30. www.operaincinema.com or www.carmike.com.

PALMETTO STREET ROLLERGIRLS , flat-track derby league. Next bout March 30, against Motley Brew at Dream Land Skating Arena, near Conway. www.palmettostaterollergirls.com or email psrg@mail.com.


Admission varies by site.

• Dream Land Skating Arena, 4475 Privetts Road, east of U.S. 701, north of Conway; open Tuesdays and Thursdays-Sundays; details at 369-2055 or www.dreamlandskatingarena.com.
• Fun Warehouse Family Fun Center, 2349 Dick Pond Road (S.C. 544), between Socastee and Surfside Beach, a half-mile east of U.S. 17 Bypass; open daily; 748-0302 or www.funwarehousemb.com.

“TASTE OF THE COAST” , sixth annual benefit for Risen Christ Lutheran School of North Myrtle Beach, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23 at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. Contact Kelly Hewitt at 455-6728 or khewittgibbs@aol.com. More details at www.bflanding.com.

WATERCOLOR CLASSES , 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach; six classes for $84 or $16 for drop-in. Call Susan Duke, instructor: 251-3877.


ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA CAPE FEAR CHAPTER , 41st annual show, with theme “Take Your Kid to a Car Show,” March 9 at Independence Mall in Wilmington, N.C.: registration 9-11:30 a.m., judging noon, and awards ceremony 3 p.m. Pre-registration $15, or $20 on day of event. Details from Bob Plassman of Southport: 910-457-4841, email rwplass@att.net or www.ncregionaaca.com/capefear.

GRAND STRAND BRITISH CAR CLUB , meets 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday monthly at TBonz Gill & Grill, at 21st Avenue North and U.S. Bypass in Myrtle Beach. 455-8273 or grandstrandbritishcarclub.com.

HOT ROD PROMOTIONS cruise-ins, free for all cars: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 2 at Joey Doggs, 1818 U.S. 17 Business N., near Surfside Beach, near Old Time Pottery; 1-4 p.m. March 9 at Acme Bar & Grill, 3340 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet; 1-4 p.m. March 10 at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, off U.S. 17 Bypass, outside Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach; and 6-9 p.m. March 16 at Pirateland Camping Resort Cruise-In, 5401 S. Kings Highway, south of Myrtle Beach. 503-8245.

MYRTLE BEACH CORVETTE CLUB , next monthly meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. March 10 at Benjamin’s Calabash Restaurant 9593 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach. 347-2019 or www.myrtlebeachcorvetteclub.com.


Prices, times vary by site, program.

ALABAMA THEATRE , at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. “One the New Show” at 7:30 p.m. several times weekly, and guest concerts “Eddie Miles’ ‘A Salute to Elvis & Country Legends,’ ” 7 p.m. March 24, April 21 and May 19; and “Rick Alviti & His Showband – Tribute to Elvis,” 7 p.m. March 3. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.

ATLANTIC STAGE , at 79th Avenue Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “Lend Me A Tenor” March 21-April 7: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays; $27.50 general admission, $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military, and $17.50 students. 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.

BIG LAUGHS THEATRE , 2696 Beaver Run Blvd., Suite A, Millennium Run Plaza, by Wal-Mart in Surfside Commons, off S.C. 544: “Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show” by married pair Rich and Elizabeth Wilde: “wild” show, for adults, 9:15-11 p.m. Saturdays for $26.95; and “mild” show, for families, 7-8:30 p.m. March 20-23 and 25-30 for $22.95 plus tax for ages 16 and older, and $9.95 ages 10-15, and free ages 9 and younger. 750-0514 or www.big-laughs.com.

* BRUNSWICK LITTLE THEATRE , “The Dixie Swim Club” 8 p.m. March 8-9 and 15-16, and 3 p.m. March 10 and 17 at Playhouse 211, 4320 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211), in North Carolina, for $17, $12 students, and $6 ages 12 and younger. Details at . 910-200-7785 or playhouse211.com, and www.brunswicklittletheatre.com. Also: “Talkin’ ’Bout My Generation” British Invasion revue 8 p.m May 17-19 and 24-26 in Southport’s Franklin Square Park, for free; and “Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ ” 7:30 p.m. July 26-27 and Aug. 2-3, and 3 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4, at Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium, on U.S. 17 in Supply, for $17, $12 students, and $6 ages 12 and younger – reach college at 910-755-7416, 800-754-1050, ext. 7416, www.bccowa.com.

CALVIN GILMORE THEATRE , on U.S. 17 Business, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “The Carolina Opry,” “Good Vibrations!” and “Light!” several times weekly. 913-4000, 800-843-6779 or www.thecarolinaopry.com.



GHOSTS AND LEGENDS THEATRE , in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, including ghost shows and walks, and “Skool 4 Pirates.” Open 10 a.m. daily. 361-2700 or www.ghostshows.com.

LEGENDS IN CONCERT , on U.S. 17 Bypass, off 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, with tribute artists to Adele, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart and Tina Turner, through May 11. Also: seventh annual Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary round, with Elvis Presley Enterprises, on April 6. 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com.

MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT , Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach, 6 p.m. at least twice weekly. $50.95 ages 13 and older, $30.95 ages 12 and younger. 236-8080, 800-436-4386 or www.medievaltimes.com.

THE PALACE THEATRE , at U.S. 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. “Hot Jersey Nights” 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. Wednesdays; and “Masters of Illusion,” featuring magic by Rob Lake, March 19-Sept. 28. 448-0588, 888-841-2787 or www.palacemb.com.

“PIRATES VOYAGE FUN, FEAST & ADVENTURE” , on U.S. 17 Bypass, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach. Several shows weekly. 497-9700, 800-433-4401 or www.piratesvoyage.com.


THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC , at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main. St., Conway. “Illusions on Main Street: Fabulous Fakes” (female illusionists from the Jewel Box Revue), March 1-3, for $18; Kathryn Martin’s “Ten Little Murders” at 8 p.m. March 8-9 and 3 p.m. March 9-10, for $15; “The Gentlemen Take the Stage” March 22-24, for $15; and “The Color Purple” April 19-May 5, for $18. Also, “Movies on Main Street,” at 7 p.m.: “Vertigo” March 11 and “Rear Window” March 19 – each $3; and488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.



THE ARISTOCATS jazz trio,” 6-7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Horry County Memorial Library Conway branch, 9801 Main St., with Lloyd Kaplan on clarinet, with Nat Piccirilli on guitar and banjo, and medical Dr. Joseph Moyer on percussion. Free. 915-7323 or www.hcml.org.


CAROLINA FOREST HIGH SCHOOL FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT , “Phantom of the Opera,” 7:30 p.m. March 14-17 and 20-23, and 3 p.m. March 16-17 and 23-24, at school, 70 Gardner Lacy Road, east of U.S. 501. $18. 236-7997 and www.cfhsshows.com.

CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE , 30th anniversary season concludes with Bizet’s “Carmen” with Kristin Chavez, 4 p.m. May 5 at Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Parkway, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass, just west of Myrtle Beach, for $35 adults, $30 seniors, and $10 students younger than 25 with ID. 444-5774 or www.carolinamasterchorale.com.

COASTAL YOUTH BALLET THEATRE , “Cinderella,” 2 and 7 p.m. March 16 and 4 p.m. March 17 at Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Parkway, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass, just west of Myrtle Beach. Advance: $15 adults and $10 for children/seniors; at the door, $20 and $15, respectively. 651-2006 or www.coastalyouthballettheatre.org.

CULTURAL COUNCIL OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY , “Third Tuesday Treasures” concert series on third Tuesday monthly. 520-0744 or www.culturalcouncil.info.

FPC CONCERTS , 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church; 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, finale: “Love Songs from Opera and Broadway!” March 7, $10 at door. 448-4496.

GRAND STRAND OPERA WORKSHOP , meetings at 3 p.m. second Monday monthly, at Brightwater, off International Drive and S.C. 31. Next DVD showing: Giuseppi Verdi’s four-act “Il Trovatore” March 11. Annual dues $25 individual, or $35 for family/couple; first meeting free for guests. 385-3963, www.gsow.net and Brightwater at 903-8300.

GRAND STRAND BLUES SOCIETY , Blues Jams, 7-11 p.m. Thursdays at SBB Original, 3393 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet; 651-7960, www.suckbangblow.com and www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Strand-Blues-Society/262896739447.

HOUSE OF BLUES , in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach: Various shows such as “Blues-A-Palooza” concert series 9-11 p.m. Saturdays, for free; guests such as REO Speedwagon March 1, Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang March 2, Sister Hazel April 12, Darius Rucker April 13,; prices vary for each. Also: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre shows, 7 p.m. Saturdays, for $42 ages 13 and older ( www.murdermysteryproductions.com); 272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.


RIVERTOWN BLUEGRASS SOCIETY , at 5 p.m. third Saturday monthly: Bobby Maynard and Break Down, and Common Ground, on March 16; and Mountain Rain, and The Tarheels, on April 20, at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. Each $10 members, otherwise $12. Also, preshow jams at 3 p.m. for any acoustic player; no electric instruments except bass. 457-2854 or www.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com.

ST. JAMES HIGH SCHOOL , on S.C. 707 in Burgess community, “The Sound of Music” 7 p.m. Feb. 28-March 2, 2 p.m. March 1, and 9 a.m. March 2, for $8. 650-5600, Ext. 3263.

SOCASTEE HIGH SCHOOL , on S.C. 707, just east of Dick Pond Road and S.C. 544, “Tarzan” at 7 p.m. March 21-24 and 3 p.m. March 23-24, for $12 or $17. 293-9041 or www.socasteeperformingarts.com.

SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST MUSIC FEASTS , at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St., benefiting local school music programs: Next concert: Mosier Brothers Trio on March 9, with dinner at 6:30 p.m., concert at 7:30. $20 members, otherwise $25, and $15 students younger than 21, which includes a pot-luck dinner and beverages. Email reservations to info@southbysoutheast.org or southxsoutheast@aol.com. More details at 251-6402 or www.southbysoutheast.org.


* ART & SOUL, AN ARTISAN GALLERY INC. , 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza. Various art classes available, such as from Alex Powers – six 2 1/2-hour classes for $150, or $25 per class – email classes@artandsoulmyrtlebeach.com. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 839-2727 or www.artandsoulmyrtlebeach.com.

CHERYL NEWBY GALLERY , 11096 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, in The Shops at Oak Lea. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. “Down South” exhibit April 13-May 4. 979-0149, 800-435-2733 or www.cherylnewbygallery.com.

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY , in Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, in Conway. “Imperfect Letterpress x3,” with work by Joey Hannaford, Mervi Pakaste and Jeff Pulaski, March 4-April 5, with opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 7. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Free. 349-6454 or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.

COLLECTORS CAFE AND GALLERY , 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Open 11:30 a.m.-midnight Mondays-Saturdays. 449-9370 or www.collectorscafeandgallery.com.

CONWAY GLASS , 209 Laurel St., Conway. 9:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Free glass-blowing demonstrations 11 a.m.-4 p.m. first Saturdays monthly. 248-3558 or www.conwayglass.com.

DEBORAH BROAD STUDIO , 671 Jamestowne Drive, Garden City Beach, beginning silversmith classes for five-week sessions or two-day workshops, with instruction including soldering, sawing, filing and design. Painting classes also available in oil, pastel and acrylic. 333-5364.

EBB & FLOW ART CO-OP , 4763 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, with live music 7-9 p.m. first Thursday monthly. 651-2386 or www.ebbandflowartco-op.com.

FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM , 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. “Icons & Idols: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Arts 1960-1995,” through March 17, and “Mullen: 2009-2012” and “Room with a View: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” both through April 25. Free. 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY , 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. Spring Show March 1-23. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-278-7560 or www.franklinsquaregallery.com.

FRESH BREWED COFFEE HOUSE , 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. Open 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, including open-mic nights at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays with host Brian Roessler. 251-8282 or www.freshbrewedcoffeehouse.com.

GEORGETOWN ART GALLERY , 705 Front St., Georgetown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 527-7711 or www.georgetownartgallery-sc.com.

HARRY THE POTTER – PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY STUDIO , 4007-B Belle Terre Blvd., west of Forestbrook Road and Food Lion plaza. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. 903-0773 or www.harry-the-potter.com.

HOWARD GALLERY , 532 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 626-3118 or www.thehowardgallery.com.

ISLAND ART GALLERY , in The Village Shops, 10744-M Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Programs include open studio classes for adults on Thursday mornings, and for middle- and high-schoolers Thursday afternoons, both with Kelly Atkinson (687-9261); and scratchboard lessons Wednesday afternoons with Jim Nelson (455-0336). Reach gallery at 455-0336, 207-320-5884 or www.pawleysislandart.com.

JEFF COAT POTTERY , 284-B Koolabrew Drive, Calabash, N.C. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 910-579-2400 or www.jeffcoatpottery.com.

JEWELRY BY WENDY – BEACH HOUSE FINE ARTS , 10152 Beach Drive S.W., Unit 6, Calabash, N.C. Works by artists such as Ann Bates, Elyse Clark, Terrie O’Neill and Cindy Saadeh. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 910-575-0024 or www.jewelrybywendy.com.

MISC. EVERYTHING MURRELLS INLET , 4124-D U.S. 17 Business, across from The Marsh Walk. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 357-3507 www.everythingmurrellsinlet.com.

MOONSTONE BEADS , 640-H U.S. 17 Business S., Surfside Beach, Venetian Bead Trunk Show with Nicole Anderson, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 27-March 2. 839-3535 or www.moonstonebeads.com.

MUD BUCKET POTTERY gallery and teaching studio, 279 S.C. 57, Little River, a half-mile south of S.C. 9. Open Studio 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Call 446-6630 or email voxon21@aol.com to schedule classes in basic wheel-throwing, and hand building techniques. Single-day lessons, home-school students, birthday parties, ladies’ night out and private classes also available. www.mudbucketpottery.com.

MUDPUDDLE POTTERY STUDIO , in St. James Plaza, 4002 Executive Park Blvd., Suite 600-B (rear), Supply, N.C., in a business park on N.C. 211, across from Brunswick Electric. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. first and third Saturdays monthly. 910-363-4244 or email mudpuddle910@gmail.com.

* “NEW DRAWINGS BY ALEX POWERS” exhibit of 29 works by the Myrtle Beach artist, through March 28 at Francis Marion University Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery, in Florence. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Free. 407-7418 or departments.fmarion.edu/finearts/gallery.htm, and www.alexpowersart.com.

SEACOAST ARTISTS GUILD OF SOUTH CAROLINA , gallery open 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily at Applewood House of Pancakes, 14361 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach. 947-0668 and seacoastartistsguild.com.

STUDIO B ART GALLERY , 2922 Howard Ave., Unit D, Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common. Noon Mondays-Saturdays. 839-1278 or www.studiobgalleries.com.

WHISPERING PALMS ART STUDIO & BOUTIQUE , 503 Ninth Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, in Nance Plaza at Kings Highway. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-7 p.m. Saturdays. 910-232-9609.


BROOKGREEN GARDENS , on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, with special exhibits “Sweetgrass: A Living Legacy of Family and Community,” through March 1, and “Recent Acquisitions” and “Willard Hirsch: Charleston’s Sculptor,” both through April 21, and all free with admission: Admission lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12. 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA , 2501 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 946-9469 or www.cmsckids.org.

GEORGETOWN COUNTY MUSEUM , 632 Prince St., Georgetown. Open 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 545-7020 or www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.

HOBCAW BARONY , on U.S. 17 just north of Georgetown. Various nature programs and tours, such as barony tours at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays for $20; and birding tours, for ages 14 and older, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on third Saturday monthly, for $30. 546-4623, www.hobcawbarony.org or www.northinlet.sc.edu.

HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM , 438 Main St., Conway. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. Also, L.W. PAUL LIVING HISTORY FARM , 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, off U.S. 701, north of Conway, open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. 915-5320, 365-3596 or www.horrycountymuseum.org.

KAMINSKI HOUSE MUSEUM , 1003 Front St., Georgetown. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with guided tours 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. daily, for $7 ages 13 and older, $3 ages 6-12, and free ages 5 and younger. 546-7706 or www.kaminskihousemuseum.org.

MUSEUM OF COASTAL CAROLINA , 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; and INGRAM PLANETARIUM , 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C. Museum open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays

• Special museum programs free with admission: Help feed touch-tank animals at 11 a.m. Fridays; and at 11 a.m. Saturdays: “Pi Day” March 9 and “Go Fly A Kite” March 16. Also: 19th annual Family Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 30, with free admission this day only.
• Planetarium open noon Fridays-Saturdays: Sky Theater shows through May 23: “Astronaut” at 1 p.m., “Dynamic Earth” 2 p.m., “Zula Patrol: Under The Weather” (especially geared to young children) 3 p.m., and “Tales of the Maya Skies” 4 p.m.; and laser music shows, at 5 and 6 p.m. respectively – “Led Zeppelin” and “Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ ” (not recommended for young children) March 15-16.

Museum admission, and per Sky Theater planetarium show: $8 adults, $6 ages 60 and older, and students; and $4 ages 3-4. Reach museum at 910-579-1016, planetarium at 910-575-0033, or visit museumplanetarium.org.

MYRTLE BEACH HISTORIC COLORED SCHOOL MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER , 900 Dunbar St., Myrtle Beach, just north of Mr. Joe White Avenue and west of Oak Street, 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. 918-1050.

N.C. AQUARIUM AT FORT FISHER , on U.S. 421, just south of Kure Beach, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, with these programs: “Dialog with a Diver” 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., “Creature Feature” 11:30 a.m., “Ocean Odyssey” 1:30 p.m., and Animal Feedings 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., all free with admission: $8 ages 13-61, $7 seniors and $6 ages 3-12. 910-458-7468 or www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher.

THE RICE MUSEUM , 633 Front St., Georgetown. Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $7 ages 22-59, $5 ages 60 and older, $3 ages 6-21. Also, in Prevost Gallery: exhibition of paintings by Joseph Cave, and “Home” art exhibit by Bruce Chandler continues through March 9, both for free. 546-7423 or www.ricemuseum.org.

RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM , on 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. Also, scuba dive shows hourly daily, and mermaid shows noon and 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Open 9 a.m. daily. $22.99 ages 12 and older, $14.99 ages 3-11, and free ages 2 and younger. 916-0888, 800-734-8888 or www.ripleysaquarium.com.

S.C. CIVIL WAR MUSEUM , in the Myrtle Beach Indoor Shooting Range, 4857 U.S. 17 Bypass S., between Farrow Parkway and S.C. 544, south of Myrtle Beach, east of Socastee. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $4 adults, $3 seniors/military, $2 students. 293-4344 or www.mbisr.com.

S.C. MARITIME MUSEUM , 729 Front St., Georgetown. “1905: Georgetown’s Golden Year” exhibit through winter, with 35 enlarged and mounted photographs and other images. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; free. 520-0111 or scmaritimemuseum.org.

WHEELS OF YESTERYEAR , 413 Hospitality Lane, near Carolina Forest, off U.S. 501 near Tanger Outlets. Open 10 a.m. daily; $9 ages 16 and older, $8 seniors, $5 ages 9-15 and free ages 8 and younger. 903-4774 or www.wheelsofyesteryearmb.com.


ALLIGATOR ADVENTURES , at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, with more than 800 alligators and other animals. Special shows daily on tigers 10:30 a.m.; alligators at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.; reptiles at noon and 2 p.m.; and lemurs at 3:30 p.m., all free with admission: $18.99 ages 13 and older, $16.99 seniors, $12.99 ages 4-12, free ages 3 and younger, and active military free with ID, with half-price rate for three of their guests. Also, second-day-free pass available for return within seven days. 361-0789 or alligatoradventure.com.

ARK ADVENTURES cruises by reservation only, with Jerry Walls, a naturalist from Hemingway: “Salty Dog” trip in salt water ecosystem; and “River Safari,” to see wildlife including alligators. Fees vary by number of passengers. Also tours from Dirleton Plantation/Samworth near Plantersville, for $25, with minimum four people; Kinloch Plantation in southern Georgetown County, for $40, with minimum four; and Hobcaw Barony, just north of Georgetown, for $30, with minimum six. 933-1372 or email jwalls443@gmail.com.

BAREFOOT PRINCESS RIVERBOAT , various cruises at various times, days and rates, sailing from Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. 272-2140, 800-685-6601 or www.mbriverboat.com.

BETWIXT THE RIVERS kayak and canoe tours, year round, mainly from Horry County landings, including moonlight dinner tours. 430-1000 or 423-1919.

BODCACIOUS BOB’S BICYCLE TOURS , ranging from 5 to 35 miles from U.S. 17 in Little River, across from S.C. Welcome Center, with a farm, beaches, winery and Little River’s waterfront as destinations. Bring-your-own-bike specials at $45; guided tours $75, including a T-shirt, bike rental with helmet and lunch; free for children with cart rental; group discounts available. 241-2731 or www.beachbicycletours.com.

CAPT. JIM’S “RIVER MEMORIES” TOURS , on an electric yacht, 90-minute cruises from Conway Marina, 10 a.m.. and 1 and 4 p.m.. $15 ages 13 and older, $10 ages 3-12. 246-1495 or www.rivermemories.org.

CAPT. KIRK’S RIVER AND SWAMP TOURS , noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, from Waccatee Zoo, 8500 Enterprise Road, Socastee, with room for six passengers. $16 adults, $8 children. Water taxi to Bucksport Restaurant also available evenings and weekends. 650-7477.

CAP’N ROD’S CAROLINA SWAMP TROMP TOURS , four-hour tours on a pontoon up the Pee Dee River from Front Street harborwalk in downtown Georgetown. $32. 477-0287 or www.lowcountrytours.com.

CAROLINA SAFARI JEEP TOURS , 3 1/2-hour tours across the Grand Strand, including Pawleys and Magnolia islands, along the Waccamaw River, wildlife viewing, a salt marsh and Gullah heritage. $42 ages 13 and older, $30 ages 12 and younger, and discount for military, police, AAA members and seniors. Pickups arranged at time of reservations. 497-5330, 272-1177 or www.carolinasafari.com.

THE CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY , 4872 Seewee Road, Awendaw, 35 miles south of Georgetown, east of U.S. 17, first left south of the Sewee Outpost. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with guided tours 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and flight demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. $12 adults, $10 ages 6-18. Also, camping available for youth groups on first and third weekends monthly, for $20 one night or $30 two per camper with at least 30 in attendance. 971-7474 or www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org.

COASTAL EXPEDITIONS , four locations; offers variety of kayak tours and adventures year round. 884-7684 or www.coastalexpeditions.com.

“COASTAL KAYAKING” , guided tours of a salt marsh just north of Huntington Beach State Park, near Murrells Inlet, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays through October. $35. Reservations due at 235-8755 by 4 p.m. the previous Sunday. www.southcarolinaparks.com

FREEWOODS FARM , on Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in the Burgess community. Activities include learning how to grow and cook fresh vegetables, along with demonstrations, farmers market and a farm tour. 650-9139 or www.freewoodsfarm.com.

HELICOPTER TOURS , all with rates starting at $20:

• Sister operations: Executive Helicopters, 2800 Terminal St., North Myrtle Beach (427-7351 or www.executiveheli.com) and Huffman Helicopters, 3000 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, by east end of Myrtle Beach International Airport. (946-0022 or www.huffmanhelicopters.com).
• Helicopter Adventures, 1860 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, west of U.S. 17 Bypass, behind NASCAR SpeedPark and across from Broadway at the Beach. 800-359-4386 or www.1800fly4fun.com.

MYRTLE BEACH SEGWAY , 2922-A Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common near Valor Memorial Garden. Self-guided tours $39 an hour, $59 two hours; two-hour guided tours of Huntington Beach State Park: $69. 477-0800 or www.mbsegway.com.

SEWEE VISITOR & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER , 5821 U.S.. 17 N., Awendaw. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. Also, free programs include discussion and feeding of two resident sister red wolves 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays; and Lighthouse Island tour 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 17, for $45. 928-3368 or www.fws.gov/seweecenter.

* SWAMP FOX TOURS , across historic Georgetown, from 624 Front St. Hourly 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. $15 ages 13 and older, $5 ages 6-12, and free 5 and younger. 527-1112 or www.swampfoxtours.com.

WACCAMAW COOTER AIRBOAT TOURS , 45- to 60-minute rides from Wacca Wache Marina, 1950 Wachesaw Road, Murrells Inlet, along the Waccamaw River, west of U.S. 17, between Waccamaw Community Hospital and Brookgreen Gardens; schedule depends on tides and weather, with a minimum four riders and maximum six; call for times. $40 ages 13 and older, $30 ages 4-12. 651-2994 or www.plantationrivertours.com.

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