FRIDAY-SUNDAY, TUESDAY | 04.26-04.28, 04.30
Bands, symphonies play
Two places have filled their calendar with concerts in the next few days.• In Coastal Carolina University’s Wheelwright Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway, choose from several outings, all at 7:30 p.m.: “The Russian Connection,” showcasing music from the world’s largest country, as well as “A Slavic Farewell,” April 26; the CCU Faculty Jazz Sextet and the debut of the Grand Strand Jazz Orchestra – a big band playing music by Chris Connolly, April 28; and Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert, April 30.
Admission for each concert is $9 adults; $7 CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College alumni, ages 65 and older, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members; $3 CCU and HGTC students, faculty and staff, and ages 11-17; and free ages 10 and younger. Details at 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.• The Andy Owings School of Music & Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, across from Books-A-Million in Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach, will have the Coastal Grand Symphony Spring Concert at 4 p.m. April 27, with songs from movies such as “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Wizard of Oz.” The Long Bay Music Teacher Association Spring Piano Recital is at 3 p.m. April 28, with various music students tapping the keys. Both concerts are free. 839-1505 or www.andyowingsmusic.com.
THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS | Through 05.12
‘Child’s Play’ premiere
The Atlantic Stage professional troupe concludes its fifth season with a world premiere of a featured work from its inaugural New Voices PlayFest in 2012.
“Child’s Play,” a story for mature audiences, focuses on a child therapist who wonders if she still makes a positive difference for her clientele, but then she meets a 10-year-old who has quit talking with anyone.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through May 12, at Coastal Carolina University’s Myrtle Beach Education Center, at 79th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass. Tickets are $27.50 general admission, $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military, and $17.50 students. Details at 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.
SATURDAY, MONDAY | 04.27, 04.29
Cheer at charity game, and at X
Two sports-related events are primed for this weekend:• Josh Norman, a Coastal Carolina University alumna and cornerback for the Carolina Panthers and ambassador for the team’s nonprofit Starz24, will play host to a local charity basketball game at 6 p.m. April 27 in Myrtle Beach’s Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 N. Oak St..
Funds raised from this open match between local intramural teams and a charity game will help Starz24 send children and teens to summer camp, and help the United Way for victims of the Carolina Forest fire in mid-March. Raffles, food and autograph opportunities also are planned. Other scheduled celebrity players, besides Norman, include NFL athletes Willie Anderson, Zack Barnett, Brandon Lafell, Captain Munnerlyn, David Person, Jerome Simpson and Josh Thomas, and Jason Underwood, a professional basketball player.
Admission is $10 ages 16 and older, $7 with college ID, and free ages 15 and younger. Details at www.starz24.org.• Families with aspiring cheerleaders ages 3-18 are invited to the grand opening of Coastal Fusion Allstar Competitive Cheerleading, at The X Gym at The Sports Mall, 568 George Bishop Parkway, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass, just west of Myrtle Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway. An open house at the 7,000-square-foot gym, with its spring floors, tumble track and rod floors, is noon-3 p.m. April 27 and 6-8 p.m. April 29.
Recreation cheerleading and traveling team programs also are available. Details at 602-3456. Reach the X at 236-0009 or www.sportsmallmb.com.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 04.27-04.28
Easy Escapes | MB club’s dog show in Florence
Dog enthusiasts’ noses might lead to the Myrtle Beach Kennel Club’s American Kennel Club-sanctioned dog show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27-28 at the Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fairgrounds, 5226 E. Palmetto St., Florence.
Admission is free, but parking is $5 per car. Events happen rain or shine, because obedience and rally trials, and other classes, are spread across two buildings.
Jeanne Dalesky, the club president and show chairwoman, said 769 dogs are entered, representing all kinds of breeds, including many Labradors and golden retrievers, newer breeds such as treeing walker coonhounds and Nova Scotia duck-tolling retrievers, and specialties such as Japanese chins, French bulldogs and Tibetan spaniels.
Other special activities on April 27 include a veterans show, where every dog entered is at least 7 years old, and a junior match, with all handlers 16 or younger, as well as opportunities, especially for anyone wanting to adopt a dog, to see about breeds up close.
Also, the public is invited to club meetings at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday monthly at Friendly’s Restaurant, 4705 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Details at 365-1622 or www.myrtlebeachkennelclub.org.
SATURDAY, SUNDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 04.27, 04.28, 05.02
‘Fore!’ tees off at museum
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum will tee off with two new exhibits to usher in summertime weather.• “Fore! Images of Golf in Art,” with more than 40 pieces, begins April 28, continuing through Sept. 15. Works in watercolor, oil and sculpture depict many colossal figures of the sport, such as Babe Didrikson, Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods.
• The 15th annual Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Juried Exhibition is May 2-23, with a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 2, and the awards at 6 p.m.. More than 40 artists from the region will vie for more than $2,000 in cash prizes juried by Lisa Stroud of Cary, N.C., a writer and mixed media painter who a 2010 finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s annual competition.
The museum, at 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., across from Midway Par 3, is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, with free admission. Some weekend hours might be shortened in May, so call 238-2510 to verify. More details at www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
Also, a student art show continues through April 30, and a Linda Dalton pottery trunk show through May 1, at Art & Soul, an Artisan Gallery , 5001 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza. Meet Dalton at a reception 2-5 p.m. April 27. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Details at 839-2727 or www.artandsoulmyrtlebeach.com.