Arts and cultural calendar for the Myrtle Beach area

03/20/2013 12:00 AM

03/21/2013 10:45 AM


FESTIVE BRASS OF MYRTLE BEACH. New members welcome: Rehearsals 7 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church, 904 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 293-6162 or

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

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, with author’s name, ages and contact information. Details at 910-575-0033.

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

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

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH COMMUNITY BAND. New members welcome. 488-6742, or

PAWLEYS ISLAND CONCERT BAND. Experienced brass, woodwind and percussion musicians welcome. 274-5991, or

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

“RIVER READ” entries accepted until midnight April 1 from Horry County students in grades 6-8 and 9-12 and undergraduate college level for “Poetry Slam” performance poetry competition, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20 in Conway’s Riverfront Park. .

SERENDIPITY SINGERS, welcomes women. Also: “Musical Memories” spring concert, 3 p.m. April 21 at Belin United Methodist Church, 4183 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet; free. 215-2561 or

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


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

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

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

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

GRAND STRAND BEACH BALLROOM DANCERS, season finale monthly dance, 7-10 p.m. 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

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


• 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
• 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, season 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, $7. 918-2381 or

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 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

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, or

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, 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, or email; or winery: 910-287-2800 or

“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


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.

• 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.

ELVIS FAN CLUB MYRTLE BEACH/GRAND STRAND, various gatherings every few weeks, 424-9124 or

“FUNTASTICART” classes for children, 3-5 p.m. Mondays in Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center, 3101 Oak St., with pre-registration 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

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

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

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, and by emailing

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, with music by The Holiday Band, and Johnny Cobb, for $8 ages 18-79, otherwise free; also, bring two canned/dry food items for relay to area food banks for $3 discount. 399-9463 or Also: Blues & Jazz Fest April 6 and April Music Fest April 20.

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

MYRTLE BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, April 24-27 at Carmike Cimemas Broadway 16 in Myrtle Beach. 497-0110, or email

MYRTLE BEACH STAMP CLUB, meetings at 7 p.m. first Tuesday monthly. Memberships $10 a year. 347-0087, or email


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


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 or
• 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

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.


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

HOT ROD PROMOTIONS cruise-ins, most for free (503-8245):

• 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


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

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

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

BRUNSWICK LITTLE THEATRE. “Talkin’ ’Bout My Generation” British Invasion revue 8 p.m. May 17-19 and 24-26 in Southport’s Franklin Square Park, for free. 910-278-6581 or, Also: 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,

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

CAROLINA COMEDY CLUB, and Back Stage Bar and Grill, at Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square, off 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. Janet Williams, “The Tennessee Tramp,” through March 23; Shawn Small, March 26-30; Jamie Morgan, April 2-4; Jeff Bodart, April 9-13; Matt Holt, April 16-20; and Mike Green, April 23-27 – each $15.; and “magic of Carl Michael,” 6 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, for $15 ages 13 and older, otherwise $10. 839-2565 or

CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY, based at Uptown in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. 272-4242 or, 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.

COMEDY CABANA, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach, most for $15: Dale Jones, through March 23; Manny Oliveira, March 26-30; 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

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

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

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

MURRELLS INLET COMMUNITY THEATRE, Second Stage repertory troupe, staged reading of David Zinman’s “Trio” – one-act plays of “Love Insurance,” “Pigtails in the Outfield” and “Bedtime Story” – 2:30 p.m. April 7 at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Free. Reach Zinman at 248-4169 and theater at 651-4152 or

THE PALACE THEATRE, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. “Masters of Illusion,” featuring magic by Rob Lake, March 22-Sept. 28: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (adding Mondays June 3-Aug. 26), 10 a.m. Wednesdays, and 2 p.m. Thursdays (but not in May); and “Hot Jersey Nights” 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. Wednesdays. 448-0588, 888-841-2787 or

“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


•  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


BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE Performing Arts Series, in Odell Williamson Auditorium, off U.S. 17 in Supply, N.C., 7:30 p.m.: “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” April 19, $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

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


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

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, 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, and

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 (; 272-3000 or

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

RIVERTOWN BLUEGRASS SOCIETY, at 5 p.m. third Saturday monthly: next with Mountain Rain, and Ted Jones 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


SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST MUSIC FEASTS, at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St., benefiting local school music programs: Next concert April 6, with The Deluge, 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 or More details at 251-6402 or

SPRING CONCERT, Franz Schubert’s “Mass in G” by St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, accompanied by Charleston Symphony String Quartet, 7 p.m. March 24 at the church, 180 St. Paul Place, off U.S. 17 in Pawleys Island. 237-2294.

WINYAH AUDITORIUM, 1200 Highmarket St., Georgetown, The Friends of the Georgetown County Library welcome Peter Fletcher for classical guitar concert, 7-8:30 p.m. March 23. $10. 545-3303, 461-1342 or


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 Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 839-2727 or

COASTAL COFFEE BAR, 748 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.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Also, artists’ reception 5 p.m. March 28. 655-6785 or email

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

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

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

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

CREATE! CONWAY, Invitational Art Exhibit, coordinated with help from Horry County Museum in Conway, with works by nine Horry County artists – Jim Arendt, Lon Calhoun, Jack Cayton, Ruth Cox, Armon Means, Easton Selby, Emily Smith, and Ed and Barb Streeter, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through April 19 in Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Ave., Conway. Free. 248-4527 or

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

FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. “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

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

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

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

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. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. 903-0773 or

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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

“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, and

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. Applications for artists’ submissions – maximum three per person (call 650-4054) – due March 30 for guild’s 10th annual Spring Art Show & Sale, April 17-27: noon-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays, with awards reception 6-8 p.m. April 17, in new, additional gallery opening May 1 at 3032 Nevers St. Myrtle Beach, at The Market Common, across from city’s Valor Memorial Garden. 947-0668 or

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

SUNSET RIVER MARKETPLACE, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. “Bring on Spring!” group show through March 23. Also, many classes and workshops given, and “Coffee with the Authors,” each 10-11 a.m.: Jack Thompson: April 11, Howie Thompson: May 2, Patricia Branning: Sept. 5, Ann Ipock: Oct. 3, Connie Numbers: Nov. 7, and Becky Shuford and Michele Verhoosky Dec. 5, each free, but reservations required. 910-575-5999 or

WACCAMAW ARTS AND CRAFTS GUILD, 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

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

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

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

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, or

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

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

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: “Coastal Carolina Artificial Reefs” April 6 and “How World War II Came to Ocean Isle Beach” April 13. 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

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.


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: exhibit by Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association, Myrtle Beach region, through April 27, and paintings by Joseph Cave with no end date set, both for free. 546-7423 or

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HELICOPTER TOURS, all with rates starting at $20:

Sister operations: Executive Helicopters, 2800 Terminal St., North Myrtle Beach (427-7351 or and Huffman Helicopters, 3000 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, by east end of Myrtle Beach International Airport. (946-0022 or

• 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

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

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

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

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

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