MOST ALMOST DAILY | Through 04.26, 04.28, 05.11
Four art showcases
Choose from four area art celebrations:www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery www.artfieldssc.org
FRIDAY, SATURDAY | 04.19, 04.20
‘The Color Purple,” open house
Theatre of the Republic, based at the Main Street Theatre, 335 Main St., Conway, presents two special events this weekend.
Besides opening its new play, “The Color Purple,” for the next three weekends, the troupe will have an open house for its inaugural Coastal Youth Theatre season.
Adapted from Alice Walker’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Steven Spielberg’s movie, “The Color Purple” show times are 8 p.m. April 19-20 and 25-27, and May 2-4 at 8 p.m.; and 3 p.m. Sundays through May 5. Tickets are $18.
Also, one of the musical’s cast members, Lunda Cornelius, will head up the youth theater program, for which an open house is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20. Parents and youth are welcome to tour the theater building, including the costume department, rehearsal studio and dressing rooms, and speak with various faculty members.
Two three-week camps will be available 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays: June 10-28 for ages 9-12, and July 8-26 for ages 13-18. Classes are Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each session will end with a full musical production as its final project, “Annie Jr.” and “Into the Woods Jr.,” respectively. Registration ends May 31; each session is $400, and students provide their own lunch and stage shoes.
Details at 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.
SATURDAY | 04.20
‘RiverRead’ in Conway
Words will roll at “RiverRead” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20 (rain date April 27) in Conway’s Riverfront Park, at the end of Elm Street, for free.
Besides vendors and exhibitors of all sorts of items related to reading in this celebration of Conway as “The City That Reads,” an “Author’s Alley” will let visitors meet local authors and hear them read. About 20 authors will take turns with orations about every 10 minutes, and during the 10 a.m. hour, folk artist Jonathan Green and two-time Olympic hammer thrower and Coastal Carolina University alumna Amber Campbell will each take part in the “Celebrity Read.”
Three finalists from Horry County students in middle school through college will perform their entries for the “Poetry Slam” contest, children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character for a parade and contest, and the Conway High School Step Team and The Bookworms rock and blues band will entertain.
Also, at the “Book Exchange,” run by the Horry County Literacy Council of Myrtle Beach (at 839-1695 or www.literacyhc.org), take home some free books, and bring some to donate or swap.
SUNDAY, MONDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 04.21, 04.22, 04.25
Concerts, ‘Trio Dinner,’ purse party
Four groups have special outings on tap:www.serendipitysingersofsc.com www.thecarolinaopry.com www.triodinner.org
TUESDAY | 04.23
‘Vagina Monologues’ benefit at HGTC
Horry-Georgetown Technical College will join a global effort for “V-Day” to promote awareness in stopping violence against women and girls, with a benefit theater production of “The Vagina Monologues.”
The play is at 5:30 p.m. April 23 in the Burroughs and Chapin Auditorium of HGTC’s main campus, on U.S. 501 in Conway, and proceeds from this show and a silent auction will benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Horry and Georgetown Counties (448-7273 or www.victimtosurvivor.org).
Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Details at 349-7878 and www.vday.org.