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: concerts 7 p.m. March 16 at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church, off Willbrook Boulevard, west of U.S. 17 in Litchfield Beach, next to Hampton Inn; and for Can-Am Days, 3 p.m. March 17 at First United Methodist Church, 901 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, both for free. 293-6162 or festivebrassofmyrtlebeach.org.
GRAND STRAND HARMONY CHORUS/SWEET ADELINES. Women of all ages invited to rehearsals 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Ave. N., Surfside Beach. 650-7323 or www.gsharmonychorus.com.
INGRAM PLANETARIUM “Why I Like Space” essay contest for ages 16 and younger, in 100 words or less, due 5 p.m. May 4 by email to email@example.com, with author’s name, ages and contact information. Details at 910-575-0033.
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LOW COUNTRY BARBERSHOP CHORUS. Men sought. Rehearsals 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, west of Surfside Beach. 357-0167, 855-3456 or email firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com or www.nmbcommunityband.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.
“THE X FACTOR” season three auditions, registration March 17-18 with auditions March 19 at the North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston. www.thexfactorusa.com.
* THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC, auditions for “Curtain Up: A Broadway Musical Review,” 7 p.m. April 21-22 at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main St., Conway. Bring a prepared song accompanied by a karaoke or backing track (no vocals on the recording). No a cappella singing. Also, wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes for dance portion of audition. Show dates June 7-23. 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.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.
* BY THE SEA DANCE-FITNESS-MUSIC, 1145 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. Classes in hula hoop/belly dancing 3 p.m. Sundays for $10, shag dancing 7 p.m. Tuesdays, and dance jam party and lesson 8-11 p.m. final Friday monthly, each $10. 800-299-9050 or bytheseadance.com.
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, for $12. 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. April 13 with music and Lesson by DJ Dancin’ Jim Sterner, 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.
LINE DANCING CLASSES:
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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, finale 7-10 p.m. March 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 March 15. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 17 and April 14 and 21, 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 email@example.com.
“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.
CINEMARK SPECIAL EVENTS, at Cinemark at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach; 839-3225:
• Met Live! opera “Francesca da Rimini” noon March 16, each $24 adult, $22 senior, $16 child.
• Met Live! opera encore of “Parsifal,” 6:30 March 20, $22/$20/$15, respectively.
• A Deeper Shade of Blue,” about surfing, 7:30 p.m. March 28, $12.50/$11.50/$10.50, respectively.
ELVIS FAN CLUB MYRTLE BEACH/GRAND STRAND, various gatherings every few weeks, 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 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, finale 7 p.m. March 22 with “The Maltese Falcon,” from 1941, at Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck branch, 24 Commerce Lane, Pawleys Island, west of U.S. 17, behind Pastaria 811. Free. 545-3623.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
LA BELLE AMIE VINEYARD, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School, frequent festivals on Saturdays, including Remember When Oldies Fest noon-5 p.m. March 23 at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. 399-9463 or labelleamie.com. Also: Blues & Jazz Fest April 6 and April Music Fest April 20. 399-9463 or labelleamie.com.
* MAYFEST ON MAIN, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 11 on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, with concert in “Horseshoe” at noon by Ross Copley, the Little River Band, and John Waite. Free. 280-5570 or www.parks.nmb.us.
* MYRTLE BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, eighth annual, April 25-27 at Carmike Cimemas Broadway 16 in Myrtle Beach. 497-0110, www.myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MYRTLE BEACH STAMP CLUB, meetings at 7 p.m. second Tuesday monthly. Memberships $10 a year. Details at 347-0087, sites.google.com/site/myrtlebeachstampclub/ or email email@example.com.
“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: “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.
Admission varies by site.
• Dream Land Skating Arena, 4475 Privetts Road, east of U.S. 701, north of Conway; open Thursdays-Sundays; details at 369-2055 orwww.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 orwww.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More details at www.bflanding.com.
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, most for free (503-8245):
• 6-9 p.m. March 14 at at Joey Doggs, 1818 U.S. 17 Business N., near Surfside Beach and by Old Time Pottery
• 6-9 p.m. March 16 at Pirateland Camping Resort Cruise-In, 5401 S. Kings Highway, south of Myrtle Beach
• 1-4 p.m. March 23 at Highway 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, 4390 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, by Piggly Wiggly
• 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 30 for fourth annual Easter Car Show & Picnic, at Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, for park admission – $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15 – plus $10 registration and covered dish for picnic.
MYRTLE BEACH CAR CLUB cruise-ins, most for free (215-3849 or 742-9802):
• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23 at Denny’s, 730 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach
• Fourth annual Easter Car Show, benefiting local charities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 30 (registration at 9 a.m. for $20; 48 trophies scheduled) at Lakewood Camping Resort, 5837 U.S. 17 S., between Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach
• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 6 at Creek Ratz, 4065 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet
• Noon-4 p.m. April 13 at Litchfield Wine and Liquors, 115 Willbrook Blvd., Litchfield Beach, near Piggly Wiggly
• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27 at Moe’s Southwest Grill, 201 Graduate Road, Conway, off U.S. 501, across from Horry-Georgetown Technical College
• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 4 at Hamburger International, 4765 U.S. 17 Bypass S., just south of Myrtle Beach and Farrow Parkway/S.C. 707
• third annual “Back to Summer Car and Truck Show,” for local charities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11 (registration $20; awards at 3 p.m.) at Broadway at the Beach, near Hard Rock Cafe, at 29th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach
• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 25 at Ultimate California Pizza, 1502 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach.
MYRTLE BEACH CORVETTE CLUB, 18th annual “Corvettes at Myrtle Beach” show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1 at Broadway at the Beach, off 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, benefiting Canine Angels, and Hope House 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, all 7 p.m.: “Eddie Miles’ ‘A Salute to Elvis & Country Legends,’ ” March 24, April 21 and May 19; Alabama, April 5-6; Drifters, Coasters and Platters, April 13; Oak Ridge Boys, May 4; and “Rick Alviti & His Showband – Tribute to Elvis,” June 2. 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. Also, second annual New Voices Playfest April 11-14 with a variety of 10-minute, one-act and full length plays, for free; and Treasure Festival yard-sale troupe benefit 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 20. 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 or $30.95; 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, based at Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College in Supply, N.C. “The Dixie Swim Club” 8 p.m. March 15-16, and 3 p.m. March 17 at Playhouse 211, 4320 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211), in North Carolina, for $17, $12 students, and $6 ages 12 and younger. 910-200-7785 or playhouse211.com, and www.brunswicklittletheatre.com.
CALVIN GILMORE THEATRE, on U.S. 17 Business, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “The Carolina Opry,” “The Good Vibrations Show” and “Light!” several times weekly. 913-4000, 800-843-6779 or www.thecarolinaopry.com.
* CAROLINA COMEDY CLUB, and Back Stage Bar and Grill, at Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square, off 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach:; “Saints and Sinners Comedy Tour” by Matthew Lumpkin and Patrick Jolle through March 17; Janet Williams, “The Tennessee Tramp,” March 19-23; Jamie Morgan, April 2-4; Jeff Bodart, April 9-13; Matt Holt, April 16-20; and Mike Green, April 23-27 – each $15. 839-2565 or www.carolinacomedyclub.com.
* CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY, based at Uptown in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. 272-4242 or www.carolinaimprov.com, for March:
• “Whose Beach Is It Anyway?” 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through March 28, and March 23, for $14 ages 12 and older, $12 ages 4-11.
• “Whose Night Is It Anyway?” for adults: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, for $14.
• “Trashy Novel,” 9 p.m. March 15, for adults, for $10, or free with admission to earlier show that night.
• Laughing Leprechauns,” 7:30 p.m. March 16, for $14 ages 12 and older, $12 ages 4-11
COMEDY CABANA, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach, most for $15: Chris Barnes, through March 16; Dale Jones, March 19-23; Greg Morton, April 2-6; Gary Valentine on April 16 only, for $20 or $22; and Gary Conrad, hypnotist, April 17-20. 449-4242 or www.comedycabana.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 22-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.
STRAND THEATER, 710 Front St., Georgetown. Swamp Fox Players in “Souvenir” 8 p.m. March 8-9 and 15-16, and 2:30 p.m. March 10 and 17, for $15 ; and “Strand Cinema” showcase ( www.strandcinema.org) resumes March 29,each $5 members, otherwise $7. 527-2924 or www.swampfoxplayers.com.
• THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC, at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main. St., Conway. “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,” all 2 p.m. on Saturdays – “Vertigo” March 16, “Rear Window” March 23, “Double Indemnity” April 13, “Dark Victory” April 20, “National Velvet” 2 p.m. May 11, “Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte” May 25, “American Graffiti” June 8, and “The Philadelphia Story” June 29 – each $3. 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.
• BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE Performing Arts Series, in Odell Williamson Auditorium, off U.S. 17 in Supply, N.C., all 7:30 p.m.: “ABBA-Mania” March 14, and “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” April 19, each $27 for adults, $25 ages 65 and older, and $10 children, and “Save a Seat for Me,” 7 p.m. April 27, for $18. 910-755-7416; 800-754-1050, ext. 7416; or www.bccowa.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.
CULTURAL COUNCIL OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY, “Third Tuesday Treasures” concert series on third Tuesday monthly, next with Coastal Carolina University Music Department Revue, with host Philip Powell, chairman, at 7:30 p.m. March 19 at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, 113 Baskerville Drive, Litchfield Beach, west of U.S. 17 and north of Martin Luther King Road, for free, but donations requested. 520-0744 or www.culturalcouncil.info.
* “ELVIS UNCENSORED”, by Michael Sokolik Jr. with the Lucky Strike Band, Sugar Shakers duo dance team, Duane Farmer, Rinaldo Wright, and comedian Michael McDonough, a benefit to help Morgen May, a local high schooler undergoing medical treatments for a disease, 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Cypress Camping Resort, 2200 River Road, Socastee, off Dick Pond Road, near Socastee High. $15. 222-2324.
GRAND STRAND OPERA WORKSHOP, meetings at 3 p.m. second Monday monthly, at Brightwater, off International Drive and S.C. 31. 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 p.m. second Wednesday monthly 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 Area 51 on March 23, in benefit for Wounded Warrior Project, and Sister Hazel April 12 and 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.
* LONG BAY SYMPHONY, concerts at Myrtle Beach High School.: Youth Orchestra, featuring annual Concerto Competition winners as guest soloists, 7:30 p.m. April 25, for $5 donation for adults, free for students; “Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies,” 7 p.m. June 23, for $15, $40, $45 or $50. 448-8379 or l ongbaysymphony.com.
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.
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 April 6, with artist to be announced, 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. More details at 251-6402 or www.southbysoutheast.org.
* COASTAL COFFEE BAR, 48 S.C. 544, Conway. Coastal Carolina University visual arts faculty and students “Old China to New” photography exhibit through March – part of a study abroad program from Jiangxinzhou Island, China, last summer. 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, then until 6 p.m. as of March 18, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Also, artists’ reception 5 p.m. March 28. 655-6785 or email email@example.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, through April 5. 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.
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; “Mullen: 2009-2012” and “Room with a View: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” both through April 25; and 12th annual Horry/Georgetown High Schools Juried Fine Art Exhibition, opening with reception 1-3 p.m. March 24, and show through April 21. 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.
HOWARD GALLERY, 532 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 626-3118 or www.thehowardgallery.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
* WACCAMAW ARTS AND CRAFTS GUILD, at meeting at 10:15-11:45 a.m. March 16 at Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, see Dixie Dugan critique several artworks and demonstrate her new mosaic-type layered paper art; free and public welcome. Also, the guild’s 41st year of “Art in the Park” opens 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13-14 in Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Park, for free. 333-4669, 446-7471 or www.artsyparksy.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 “Recent Acquisitions” and “Willard Hirsch: Charleston’s Sculptor,” both through April 21; and “Dirt ’N Details” lectures noon-1 p.m. on second Tuesday monthly, and "Diggin’ It” Spring Garden Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23, all free with admission, which 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: “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, and “Wine Fest:” 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 27, for $50.
• 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, and Zeppelin/”The Wall” and “Arena Rock” ( including AC/DC, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Journey and Pink Floyd) April 19 and 20.
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. 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 email@example.com.
BAREFOOT PRINCESS RIVERBOAT, various cruises at various times, days and rates, 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.
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 orwww.1800fly4fun.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.