FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 04.05-04.06
Elvis tribute contest, festival
Legends in Concert in Myrtle Beach will go all-Elvis for one night for the sixth annual Myrtle Beach Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Preliminary Contest, 7-10 p.m. Saturday. The winner, who receives a $1,000 prize, will gain a berth in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest finals in Memphis, Tenn., in August during “Elvis Week.”
Lou Krieger, who spent many years on Myrtle Beach radio, will be master of ceremonies. The judges are Janice Duffy from Hard Rock Cafe; Ed Piotrowski, chief meteorologist at WPDE-TV 15; and Paul Eve, the current Johnny Cash tribute artist at this Legends theater, which is at U.S. 17 Bypass and 29th Avenue North, next to Planet Hollywood.
Tickets cost the same for the regular Legends in Concert shows: $39.95 or $44.95 ages 17 and older, and $14.95 or $19.95 ages 3-16; booth $50.95 and $24.95, respectively per age group; and VIP $47.95 for all.
Also, an inaugural Elvis Fest, leading up to the contest, includes various free events at Broadway at the Beach, starting at 8 p.m. April 5 with a free outdoor showing of the Elvis movie “Viva Las Vegas,” co-starring Ann-Margret, in Broadway Commons, in front of the guest services center.
On April 6, in Broadway’s center court, catch the “Jailhouse Rope Jump Rock Contest” at noon, “Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear Musical Chairs Contest” 12:30 p.m., “Love Me Tender Doggie Costume Contest” (register for $5 with a form at www.grandstrandhumanesociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/registration-form.pdf) 1 p.m., “Blue Hawaii Hula Hoop Contest” 1:30 p.m., “Color My Way Coloring Contest” 2 p.m., and Junior Elvis Competition 3 p.m. Other activities are a “Blue Suede Shoes Scavenger Hunt,” face painting, and while supplies last, Elvis cake and cupcakes.
Regular Legends shows continue with its winter-spring lineup through May 11, also paying tribute to Adele, Rod Stewart and Tina Turner. Through April, show times are 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Details at 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com; more festival information at www.broadwayatthebeach.com/elvisfest-2013.aspx.
SATURDAY | 04.06
Myrtle Beach State Park, on U.S. 17 Business, just south of the city, celebrates its sixth annual “Park Palooza” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6.
The menu of activities is vast, as usual, including a Grand Strand Shell Club display, and these programs, by hour:
Most activities are free with park admission: $5 for ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15. The park’s open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Details at 238-0874 (nature center), 238-5325 (park office) or www.myrtlebeachsp.com.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 04.06-04.07
Special events and causes
SUNDAY | 04.07
Troupe performs ‘Trio’
The Murrells Inlet Community Theatre’s Second Stage repertory troupe will perform a free, staged reading of David Zinman’s “Trio” on April 7. These one-act plays, at 2:30 p.m. at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, comprise:
Mike Bivona, Linda Cookingham, Vonna Gengo, Phillip ’”Smokey” Jakey and Ronnie Murphy make up the cast.
Free. Reach Zinman, an author specializing in classic movies and a retired newspaper reporter, at 248-4169, and the theater at 651-4152 or www.mictheatre.com.
Also, check out three exhibits at the museum, which is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, with free admission: the 12th annual Horry/Georgetown High Schools Juried Fine Art Exhibition, through April 21, and “Mullen: 2009-2012” and “Room with a View: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” both through April 25. Details at 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
TUESDAY | 04.09
‘F.L.A.V.O.R’ full of food
More than 20 participants will serve samples at the third annual “F.L.A.V.O.R” (Fresh. Local. Appetizing. Valuable. Original. Restaurants.)
The event, 5-8 p.m. April 9 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North, supports culinary students at Horry-Georgetown Technical College as they vie for scholarship funds during a restaurant judging contest.
Admission is free, and every sample costs one to three tickets. A beer and wine garden also will be set up.
Details at 855-0527 or www.grandstrandrestaurants.com.