FRIDAY | Opens 06.07
Theatre of the Republic will draw the curtain on its 43rd season with “Curtain Up: A Broadway Musical Review.” It showcases numbers from such Broadway classics as “Guys & Dolls,” “My Fair Lady” and “Hello, Dolly!” and more modern shows including “The Book of Mormon,” “The Secret Garden” and “Phantom of the Opera.”
Show times are 8 p.m. June 7-8, 13-15 and 20-22; and 3 p.m. June 9, 15-16 and 22-23, for $18, at the Main Street Theatre, 335 Main St., Conway.
Also, the company’s next season is shaping up, starting with “9 to 5: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17, 22-24 and 29-31, and 3 p.m. Aug. 18, 24, 25 and 31 and Sept. 1, as well as a comedy to be announced and booked for Oct. 18-Nov. 2); “Holiday on Main Street: My Favorite Things” Dec. 4-15, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” Feb. 28-March 16, “Bonnie & Clyde: A New Musical” April 25-May 11, and “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” June 20-July 6.
Details at 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.
WEDNESDAYS-FRIDAYS | 06.12-08.09
‘Cool Summer Evenings’
Brookgreen Gardens celebrates summer by staying open until 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, June 12-Aug. 9, for “Cool Summer Evenings.” (Regular hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. for Sundays-Wednesdays.):Wednesdays
The gardens are on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park, and most events are free with admission, which lasts seven consecutive days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12. Regular creek cruises will be available for $7 as well. Bring chairs and blankets for performances. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.
SUNDAY | 06.09
James Canty benefit
A concert called “A Brassy Affair,” at 5 p.m. June 9 at Church of the Resurrection, an Anglican congregation, 8901 U.S. 17 Bypass, west of Surfside Beach, will include Karen Kearney on organ, James “Bull” Canty on trumpet, and other friends, in a benefit for Canty, to help with medical expenses for another eye surgery to save his eyesight. Donations are welcome.
Last summer, at “Jingles for James – A Benefit Gala Spectacular,” coordinated at another church by Tim Koch, music director and conductor of the Carolina Master Chorale, and other local musicians, raised $8,000, Koch said.
Details on “A Brassy Affair” at 215-4500.
MONDAY, TUESDAY | Opening 06.10, 06.11
Family movie series
Two movie theaters in Myrtle Beach will begin a series of showings geared to families, all at 10 a.m.
“Summer Movie Clubhouse,” at Cinemark, at Coastal Grand mall, off Seaboard Street, Mondays-Wednesdays, with punch card $5 for all 10 movies, or $1 each at door. All movies rated G or PG:
Details at 839-3225 or www.cinemark.com.
“Poppy’s Summer Movie Magic,” at Grand 14 Cinema, at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, Tuesdays-Thursdays, for free, and all rated G or PG:
Details at 282-0550 or www.stonetheatres.com/#/summer-movie-magic-grand-14/4528638952.
SATURDAY | 06.08
The Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission will have its annual Adoption Day/Yard Sale/Barbecue fundraiser, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 8 at the former Waccamaw Pottery outlets center, Mall 1, off U.S. 501, just west of Myrtle Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway.
The yard and bake sales open at 8 a.m., and Smokin’ Pitt Bar-B-Q will serve lunches starting at 11 a.m. for $8, from which raffle entries will be made. Prizes will include a one-night stay at a hotel in Charleston’s historic district with a $200 gift card, and Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, a round of golf for four with cart at Diamond Back Golf Club, four Myrtle Beach Pelicans game tickets with two baseball caps, a $50 Wal-Mart gift card, and two Brookgreen Garden admission tickets.
Also, everyone is asked to bring pet food donations for relay to other local rescues and shelters. Details on WARM, an all-volunteer, nonprofit, no-kill shelter that needs new pens, at 902-2456, www.warmfarms.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.