DAILY | Three galleries
Trio of art events
Take your pick of three major art celebrations, all for free:www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery
“Motion of the Ocean,” a sculpture exhibit by Erin Nolan of Calabash, N.C., an East Carolina University senior, is May 3-11, at Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. See 12 pieces in a range of media such as cast iron, steel, cast aluminum and wood. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 05.03-05.05
Feast yourself on a flotilla of festivals this weekend, including these, and admission is free, unless noted otherwise:www.surfsidebeach.org
SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 05.04-05.05
Cinco de Mayo party time
Various places will celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend, including Fiesta Del Burro Loco in Myrtle Beach, with two big events.
The eatery, at 950 Jason Blvd., near the Mr. Joe White Avenue extension at U.S. Bypass, has its Stache Dash 5K at 9:30 a.m. May 4, when everyone is invited to dress up in fiesta style, in time for a breakfast party at 10:30. Awards will be given for longest real and funniest /most creative mustaches, best costume, and fastest male and female.
Registration is $20, and all proceeds benefit the “Heroes for the ARC” campaign to support the Coastal South Carolina American Red Cross chapter that serves Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties for local disaster response services including emergency food, clothing and shelter.(477-0020 or www.redcross.org).
Sign up on site on race day, at www.active.com or through May 3 at the restaurant or local sister entities California Dreaming near Surfside Beach or in North Myrtle Beach, as well Carolina Roadhouse, Gulfstream Café or New York Prime.
Then, on May 5, at Burro Loco, celebrate at the 16th annual Burro Fest, 11 a.m.-1 a.m., with live entertainment outside 1-11 p.m. and a disc jockey inside from 10 p.m. until closing. Details at 626-1756 or www.fiestadelburroloco.com/events/.
SATURDAY | 05.04
Myrtle Beach State Park already has a tradition for the first Saturday in April, with “Park Palooza,” so the first Saturday in May has gone “‘Totally Turtles!”
This celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 4, entails many programs to educate everyone about sea turtles, which include the S.C. state reptile, the loggerhead sea turtle:
10:45 – “TSI: Turtle Scene Investigations,” “Turtle Tales Story Time” and “Life Cycle of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle”
The park – open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily – on U.S. 17 Business, one mile south of Farrow Parkway/Ocean Boulevard, and activities are free with park admission: $5 for ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15. Details at 238-0874 for nature center, 238-5325 park office, or www.myrtlebeachsp.com.
NEXT THURSDAY | 05.09
Women’s Hall of Fame
A luncheon May 9 will honor the third person to be inducted in the Georgetown County Women’s Hall of Fame, Genevieve Willcox Chandler (1890-1980).
At this gathering, at noon at Kimbels at Wachesaw Plantation Club in Murrells Inlet, Robin Salmon, vice president of art and historical collections/curator of sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens, will give a lecture about Chandler, an artist, historian, folklorist, linguist, short-story writer, teacher and museum curator who also worked for Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington after they established Brookgreen.
The hall of fame will open in the museum after the latter is moved to new, larger quarters on Broad Street in Georgetown later this year. Elizabeth Allston Pringle and Eliza Lucas Pinckney were inducted in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
This luncheon, presented jointly by Brookgreen, Coastal Carolina University’s Women in Philanthropy and Leadership, and the Georgetown County Museum, is $25, and reservations are due May 4 – call 545-7020.
Visit the museum 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays at 632 Prince St., Georgetown. Admission is $4 for ages 18-64, $3 ages 65 and older, and $2 ages 7-17. Details at 545-7020 or www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.