OPENS FRIDAY | 03.07
‘Other Wright Brother’ exhibit
The North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, about to celebrate its first anniversary April 7, opens “Katharine Wright: The Other Wright Brother,” on March 7, going through April 26.
This traveling exhibit curated by the International Women’s Air and Space Museum at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland (216-623-1111 or iwasm.org), and presented with help from the Zonta Club of Myrtle Beach, shares details of the woman often deemed “Third Wright Brother.” She traveled with Orville and Wilbur Wright from their native Ohio to help them promote their invention, and spoke often for them amid their shy nature.
The exhibit is free with admission – $5 for ages 19-59, $4 ages 60 and older, $3 ages 6-17, free ages 5 and younger. Find the museum, at 799 Second Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, in the former Horry County Memorial Library North Myrtle Beach branch (which moved to 910 First Ave. S., near city hall). It’s open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays.
Two other special museum events this month are:
More details at www.nmbmuseum.com.
THIS WEEKEND ONLY | Through 03.08, 03.09
Musicals ‘Shrek,’ ‘Fame,’ and Long Bay’s opera night
Two local high schools have begun a weekend with big-name plays:
Also, the Long Bay Symphony presents “An Evening at the Opera,” featuring Kirstin Chávez, mezzo-soprano, Carolina Master Chorale (www.caroinamasterchorale.com), and Litchfield Ballet Company of Litchfield Beach, at 4 p.m. March 9 at Myrtle Beach High School, on Grissom Parkway, between 29th and 38th avenues North. The program includes Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” and “Aïda,” Saint-Saëns’ “Samson and Delilah,” Bizet’s “Carmen” and Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” and “Magic Flute.” Tickets are $40, $45 or $50, and $15 for students 22 and younger with ID. Join Maestro Charles Jones Evans at 3:15 p.m. in the school cafeteria for a pre-concert talk. Details at 448-8379 or www.longbaysymphony.com.
OPENS MONDAY | 03.10
‘Out of Hobcaw’ exhibit at CCU
Coastal Carolina University’s Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, on the main campus in Conway, will take a Lowcountry tone and hue March 10-April 4 with the “Maura Kenny: Out of Hobcaw” solo exhibition.
The works in watercolor and mixed-media paintings show scenes from the historic Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000-acre wildlife refuge and former rice plantation on U.S. 17 just north of Georgetown (546-4623.or www.hobcawbarony.org), which had this exhibition in its Discovery (welcome) center to close 2013.
Meet Kenny, a professor of visual arts at CCU for about 25 years, on March 20, with a gallery talk at 2 p.m. and opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, with free admission. Details at 349-6454 (call to arrange up-close parking for anyone with a disability or mobility matter) or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.
ENDING SATURDAY | 03.08
Shag dance championships
The nation’s top 43 shag couples have gathered this weekend for the 31st National Shag Dance Championships, March 6-8, at the Spanish Galleon, in OD Beach & Golf Resort, 98 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach.
After the kickoff at 8 p.m. March 6, for which tickets are $15, competition continues at 7:30 p.m. March 7-8, and respective admission is $20 and $25.
Dancers are grouped into Junior, Senior, Professional, Non-Professional and Masters couple divisions, and one pair will be named “Overall National Shag Dance Champions.” Diane DeVaughn Stokes and Tom Hamrick return as the master or ceremonies and disc jockey, respectively.
Winners will share in more than $17,000 in cash and prizes, and each night will complete one third of each couple’s total score. The secund night’s opening will include a salute to veterans with the North Myrtle Beach High School Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Also, with $86,000 received by past competitions, at least one recipient will be awarded a Beth Mitchell Memorial Scholarship, a fund that has benefited 17 contestants through the years. Details at 222-6706 or www.shagnationals.com.
SATURDAY | 03.08
Tour benefits museum, home of Spillane exhibit
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum will roll out six welcome mats March 8 for its 14th annual Spring Tour of Homes, and begin a Mickey Spillane exhibit March 12.
This museum benefit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., covers six sites, toured at guests’ leisure and order. Tickets are $40 advance or $45 day of tour, available from the museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, across from Midway Par 3 and Springmaid Beach Resort. Also, an optional buffet luncheon 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, is $17.
Also, the museum presents “I, the Writer: A Collection of Mickey Spillane Memorabilia,” March 12-April 20. Special related events on four successive Wednesdays are (free, but reservations required at 238-2510):
Also at the museum, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, with free admission, see:
More details at www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.