Novelist visits library
The Friends of the Library of North Myrtle Beach welcome Brad Crowther to present his book “The Ninth Man,” a novel including current events in Charleston and the Confederate submarine Hunley. Details at 915-5281 or www.hcml.org.
FPC Concerts’ “Promenades” series continues with “Broadway Showstoppers and The Grasshopper Opera,” with Noreen O’Reilly, soprano; Brown Bradley, tenor; Jeffery Jones, baritone; Philip Powell on piano; and the FPC Players. Details at 448-4496 or www.fpcconcerts.com.
Roundup covers theaters
In the “First Thursday Info-Tainment” program for March, Murrells Inlet Community Theatre presents “Theatre Southern Style, with representatives from local playhouses. Details at 545-3623 or www.friendsofthewaccamawlibrary.org.
Shag finals commence
The nation’s top 43 shag couples will take part in the 31st National Shag Dance Championships, nightly through Saturday, in Junior, Senior, Professional, Non-Professional and Masters couple divisions, with one pair to be named “Overall National Shag Dance Champions.” Diane DeVaughn Stokes and Tom Hamrick return as the master or ceremonies and disc jockey, respectively. Details at 222-6706 or www.shagnationals.com.
Four plays start weekend
• “Shrek the Musical,” by students in grades 3-12, 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, at Socastee High School, on S.C. 707, near Dick Pond Road. $12 or $17. Details at 293-9041 or socasteeperformingarts.com.
• “Fame the Musical,” 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday, at St. James High School, at S.C. 707 and Salem Road, in Burgess community, for $8. 650-5600.
• “Monty Python’s ‘SpamALot’ ” by Theatre of the Republic, through March 16: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, for $21. 488-0821 orwww.theatreoftherepublic.com
• “Barefoot in the Park,” 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, at Stage Left Theatre Company, 3064 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, between Nevers and Lewis streets, for $15 advance, $18 at door. 232-0339 or
‘Myrtle Manor’ parties
Join viewing parties 9-11 p.m. Thursdays through March 13 for TLC’s “Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor,” in its second season on television. Cast members and Tangulls Salon’s Gina and Roy, affiliated with the series, also will be on hand. Details from host site at 712-1083, and for the show, with new episodes premiering 10-11 p.m. weekly, www.tlc.com.
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