Authors in spotlight
Two events showcasing authors are free:• Friends of the Library at North Myrtle Beach “Coffee with Friends” program, “Authors Together, A Meeting of the Minds,” with Joe Baroody, Sheila Joyner, Suzanne Paradis, Peter F. Warren and Kendell Chad Watts, 10 a.m. at Horry County Memorial Library North Myrtle Beach branch, 910 First Ave. S. Details at 915-7453 or www.hcml.org.
• Coastal Carolina University’s “The Words to Say It Visiting Writers Series” welcomes a fiction reading by Donald Ray Pollock, author of “Knockemstiff” and “The Devil All the Time,” 7 p.m., in CCU’s Edwards Recital Hall, in Conway. 349-2433 or email email@example.com.
UFO exhibit opens
The exhibit “Encounters: UFO Experience” opens for Thursdays-Sundays, then going seven days May 27-Sept. 2. (Also, on this day, catch a free lecture by Stanton Friedman, a nuclear physicist and UFO specialist, 3-4 p.m. at Legends in Concert, nearby at 29th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass. More details at www.stantonfriedman.com.) More information at 353-0046 or www.ufoexhibition.com.
Details | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; $14 ages 13 and older, $12 students, $10 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger.
See Second Stage
For the Friends of the Waccamaw Library “First Thursday” meeting, see Murrells Inlet Community Theater’s Second Stage troupe present “Chit Chat and the Classics.” Mike Bivona will chat with Duane Keck, a wood collector; Heidi McCarty will play the cello; Alice Phillips will do a reading; and Vonna Gengo will give a monologue. Details at 545-3623 or www.friendsofthewaccamawlibrary.org.
Details | 7 p.m. at Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck Branch, 24 Commerce Lane, Pawleys Island, west of U.S. 17, for free.
Birds open 15th season
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Advanced-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, begin their 15th season with a four-game homestand through Sunday against. the Wilmington (Del.) Blue Rocks, part of the Kansas City Royals’ system. Promotions include post-game fireworks and “Thirsty Thursday,” with $1 beers 6-8 p.m. Details at 918-6000, 877-918-8499 or www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com.
Details | 7:05 p.m. at TicketReturn.com Field, 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, at Grissom Parkway, for $8-$11 advance, and $1 more on game day.
‘Lend Me A Tenor’
The Atlantic Stage professional theater begins its final weekend of performing the farce, “Lend Me A Tenor,” set in 1934 in an opera house. Also, bring donations for resale at the Treasure Festival yard-sale troupe benefit set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 20. Details at 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.
Details | 7:30 p.m. (and 3 p.m. Sunday) at Coastal Carolina University’s Myrtle Beach Education Center, at 79thh Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass; $27.50 general admission, $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military, and $17.50 students.
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