NEXT THURSDAY | 09.12
‘Crackerjack’ movie world premiere
Art Within Productions and Modest will present the world premiere of “Crackerjack,” rated PG-13, at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Grand 14 Cinema, at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach.
This Southern comedy, with Jeff Foxworthy as executive producer and narrator, follows a softball-playing character named Bill “Crackerjack” (C.J.) Bailey IV, who doesn’t want to marry his trailer live-in mate, Sherry, but she then finds out she’s expecting and moves out.
The screening, sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, also launches “The Crackerjack Road Less Graveled Movie Tour,” for which the movie’s writer and director, Byran Coley, along with some cast members and producers will travel in a 1974 Airstream trailer, to roll out the film in midsize Southern markets, starting with the Carolinas and Georgia.
A limited number of free tickets are available, for anyone who brings a bat, glove or specially soft-brand softball, for donation to the Grand Strand Miracle Leagues, whose baseball season – getting children with disabilities on the diamond with help from volunteer buddies from across the community – begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at James C. Benton Miracle League Field, outside Myrtle Beach’s Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 N. Oak St.. (Details at 448-7712 or www.gsmiracleleagues.com.)
SATURDAY | 09.07
‘Largest Garage Sale’ in Myrtle Beach
Yard sale fans have the whole Myrtle Beach Convention Center exhibit hall to shop at the 25th annual city of Myrtle Beach’s “South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale” on Sept. 7. The complex, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North, is open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. with a sold-out slate of vendors.
Parking at the site is $3, and admission is free. Details at www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/garagesale.html.
FRIDAY-MONDAY | 09.06-09.09
Dancing, history and tailgating
Some special events on tap are:www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com
RSVP BY TUESDAY | 09.12
‘Reel Ladies’ dinner-and-movie outings
The Reel Ladies Dinner and Movie Group will begin its fourth season of monthly dinners and a movie at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, along with helping local charities, and all women are welcome.
The group’s season premiere is Sept. 17 with dinner at 4 p.m. at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, then a movie afterward around the corner at the Grand 14 Cinema.
The cost is $18 for dinner, a beverage, dessert, tax and tip – cash only at the door – and reservations are required and due Sept. 12 by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone attending is asked to bring pet food to donate to the Save Our Pets food bank. After the meal, enjoy any movie that day for $4.75, with popcorn and soda available for $1 each. More details at 957-3406.
NEXT THURSDAY-FRIDAY | 09.12-09.13
‘Sweeney Todd’ at CCU
Coastal Carolina University begins another season of theater and concerts with “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12-13 in Wheelwright Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway.
This Tony Award-winning musical, with music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim, covers a barber’s revenge in 19th-century London. The cast includes a Metropolitan Opera baritone, Louis Otey, in the title role, and CCU Artist-In-Residence and a former New York City Opera lead, Ann Benson, as Mrs. Lovett.
Tickets are $15 or $20 for adults; $10 for CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty, staff, alumni, as well as teens, anyone ages 65 and older, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members; and $5 CCU and HGTC students, and children. Also, CCU has a food drive through Sept. 13 in the auditorium and Edwards Building, for the Lowcountry Food Bank. Bring canned meats or proteins for a $3 discount on tickets.
Details at 349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.