Two exhibits open
Two art exhibits premiere, both for free:
• “Portfolio II: Studio Art,” by graduating Coastal Carolina University art majors, through May 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in CCU’s Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, in Conway. Also, reception and lecture are at 6:30 p.m. May 10. Details at 349-6454 orwww.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery
• 15th annual Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Juried Exhibition, through May 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. and awards at 6 p.m., at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. 238-2510 orwww.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org
Music historian speaks
Howie Thompson will discuss his new book, “And the Bands Played On” in the “Coffee With the Authors” series. Details at www. sunsetrivermarketplace.com.
Two plays continue
Two theaters continue plays this weekend:
• Atlantic Stage’s “Child’s Play,” a production for mature audiences, 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; $27.50 general admission, $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military, and $17.50 students. Details at 877-287-8587 orwww.atlanticstage.com
• Theatre of the Republic’s “The Color Purple,” 8 p.m. daily through Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 488-0821 orwww.theatreoftherepublic.com
‘Wait, Wait’ cinecast
See a live staging of “Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” on the silver screen. Details at 839-3225.
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