OPENS TUESDAY | 04.16
‘Singing in the Sun’
Christian music fans will bask in the 16th annual “Singing in the Sun” series of concerts, 6:30 p.m. April 16-20, in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North, with this scheduled lineup:
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| The Hoppers, Triumphant, Jeff and Sheri Easter, the Harvesters, and Charles Stanley, speaker.
| Greater Vision, Gold City, Tribute Quartet, the Whisnants, Primitive Quartet, and Larry Brown, speaker.
| The Perrys, Jason Crabb, the Isaacs, Bowling Family, Down East Boys, and Herb Reavis, speaker.
| The Booth Brothers, Ivan Parker, the Talleys, Mark Trammell Quartet, Pfeifers, and John Hagee, speaker.
| The Collingsworth Family, Karen Peck and New River, the McKameys, Brian Free and Assurance, the Allen Family, and Jeff Laborg, speaker.
Tickets nightly are $20.50 general admission and $24.50-$28.50 reserved, with multi-night ticket discounts of $5, $7 and $10 for three, four and five-night packages, respectively. Details at 888-238-6858 or www.abrahamproductions.net.
THEATER TRIPLE BILL | NEXT TWO WEEKENDS
‘Cinderella,’ ‘Hot L Baltimore,’ ‘PlayFest’
Catch Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” at 7 p.m. April 12-13 and 3 p.m. April 14 at Black Water Middle School, 900 E. Cox Ferry Road, Conway. Tickets are $8.50 in advance at www.seatyourself.biz/bwm, or $10 at the box office. Details at 903-8457.
Also, two Coastal Carolina University sites are hosts to plays:
• The CCU Department of Theatre presents “Hot L Baltimore,” a story about a building earmarked for demolition, which will a community’s lives inside out. This play by Lanford Wilson has won the New York Drama Circle, Obie and Outer Critics’ Circle awards.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. April 11-13 and 17-20, and 3 p.m. April 13, in the Edwards Theatre, on the main campus in Conway. Tickets are $15 adults; $10 CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty and staff, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members, and anyone 65 and older; and $5 CCU and HGTC students and anyone 17 and younger. Details at 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.
• Atlantic Stage’s second annual New Voices PlayFest, in CCU’s 79th Avenue Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach:
April 11 | One-act plays: Susan Jackson’s “A Razing in Missouri” at 6 p.m., Alexander Cruden’s “Working” at 6:30, Judd Lear Silverman’s “Life Gives You Lemons” at 7, Jared Strange’s “Stolen Danishes” at 7:30, Julius Galacki’s “A Man of No Importance” at 8, and Kevin D. Ferguson’s “Folie A Deuxpaus” at 8:30.
April 12 | One-act plays: Robert Tsonos’ “In His Name: Dollard Des Ormeaux and the Battle of Long Sault” at 6 p.m., Wendy-Marie Foerster’s “The Place Between” at 7:30 and Kevin D. Ferguson’s “Losing Sight” at 9.
April 13 | Full-length plays: Marc Kornblatt’s “Safe in Texas” at noon, Barry Weinberg’s “End Papers” at 2 p.m., Kevin D. Ferguson’s “A Thing with Feathers” at 4, and Gwendolyn Schwinke’s “Sirius Rising,” with reception at 6 p.m. and play at 7:30.
April 14 | Full plays: Marissa Skudlarek’s “Pleiades” at 1:30 p.m., and Susan Goodell’s “Heels Over Head” at 3:30 p.m.
Admission is free. Details at 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 04.13-04.14, and SUNDAYS through 04.28
‘Plantacular’ sale and poetry
Brookgreen Gardens has several special things brewing with spring underway, free with admission unless otherwise noted:
• The annual “Plantacular” sale is 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13-14, with sales of flora grown in Brookgreen’s greenhouses, such as butterfly-attracting annuals and perennials, tropical plants, some herbs, native plants and Japanese maple trees. Also, horticulture staff and volunteers on hand for tips.
• For National Poetry Month, enjoy a poetry reading 2-3 p.m. every Sunday in April, continuing with Dan Albergotti, author of “The Boatloads” (BOA Editions, 2008) and “The Use of the World” (Unicorn Press, 2013), on April 14; Susan Laughter Meyers, author of “Keep and Give Away” (University of South Carolina Press), and Libby Bernardin, whose two chapbooks are “Layers of Song” (Finishing Line Press 2011) and “The Book of Myth” (Stepping Stones Press 2009), on April 21; and four-minute, open-mic readings on April 28, with sign-up sheet open at 1:30 p.m. to anyone orating subjects of gardens, spring or the natural world.
• The “Whispering Wings” butterfly house is open again for half-hour visits daily through October, for an extra $3 for ages 13 and older, $2 ages 4-12.
Extended gardens hours 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. daily – three hours later in April. Brookgreen is on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, and admission lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.
SATURDAY, SUNDAY | 04.13, 04.14
Blues, string concerts
Choose from two groups’ concerts this weekend:
• “Blues For the Cure,” a benefit for the WYAV-FM “Wave” 104.1 American Cancer Society Relay For Life team, is 8 p.m.-midnight April 13 at SBB Original, 3393 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. The Rev. Spider Webb and the Boogie Blues Revue will play in a blues jam with various local musicians. Donations welcome. Details at 651-7960 orsuckbangblow.com/index.php/site/index
• The Long Bay Symphony Chamber Orchestra will perform “String Serenade” – with music by Barber, Britten, Handel and Tchaikovsky – with tenor soloist Stephen Webb, a Murrells Inlet native: 7 p.m. April 13 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, and 4 p.m. April 14 at All Saints (Anglican) Church, 3560 Kings River Road, Pawleys Island, each $20, or for students, $10. 448-8379 orwww.longbaysymphony.com
SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 04.13-04.14
Outdoor events abound
Get outdoors for several events:
• Low Country Herb Society’s Spring Garden Festival, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 12-13 at Inlet Culinary Garden, 5071 U.S. 17 Bypass S., Murrells Inlet, benefitting a scholarship fund. Details atwww.lcherbsociety.info
• The Little River Sports & Outdoor Living Show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 13 in Harbourgate Marina, 2120 Sea Mountain Road, for $5 admission ages 12 and older, otherwise free. Boaters are invited join the River Sweep, on the Intracoastal Waterway, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 14, with a party afterward at Snooky’s Casual Waterfront Dining. Details on both events from the Little River Chamber of Commerce at 249-6604 orwww.littleriverchamber.org
• Pet Fair & Rabies Clinic, 9 a.m.-noon April 13 at Surfside Beach Barc Park, at First Avenue North and Willow Drive, across from Horry County Memorial Library branch. 650-9548 or email@example.com
• The Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild begins its 41st year of “Art in the Park,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13-14 in Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Park, 1400 N. Kings Highway, and April 20-21 in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, at The Market Common. Admission is free. Details at 446-7471 orwww.artsyparksy.com
• “StormFest 2013,” Horry County Emergency Management, the city of Myrtle Beach and National Weather Service, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13 at TicketReturn.com Field, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, for free, with many family activities. 915-5390 orwww.horrycounty.org
• Golfers are welcome to putt a hole at each restaurant on a nine-stop tour on the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, on U.S. 17 Business, 4-8 p.m. April 13. The winner, with the lowest score, receives $500, and other prizes include tickets to “Monday after the Masters” and gift certificates, with an after party and awards ceremony at Creek Ratz at 9 p.m. Registration fee is $20 per player, and proceeds benefit the Murrells Inlet 2020 preservation group. 357-2007 orwww.murrellsinletsc.com