MONDAYS-SATURDAYS | Through 05.31
Exhibits in two N.C. galleries
For May, two art galleries in south Brunswick County, N.C., have gone extra colorful in exhibits in line with the season:www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com www.franklinsquaregallery.com
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, TUESDAY | 05.10-05.11, 05.13
Chorale concludes season
The Carolina Master Chorale will conclude its 31st season, “Stories of Passion,” with “The Glory Of Gershwin,” starring Adrienne Danrich, soprano, and Lawrence Craig, baritone, this weekend, and a Chorale benefit show on Tuesday.
The afternoons of music showcasing songwriting siblings George and Ira Gershwin are at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 710 Main St., Conway, and 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, each $25 for ages 13 and older, $10 students 25 and younger with ID.
The program opens with such classics as “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” “ ‘S Wonderful” and “Someone to Watch Over Me,” from musicals and movies, including “An American in Paris,” “Funny Face” and “Girl Crazy.” Danrich and Craig also will add their voices after intermission for a 40-minute concert version of “Porgy and Bess,” which recounts Gullah descendants in early 20th-century Charleston.
Then, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Danrich will perform This Little Light of Mine,” her solo documentary in song and dialogue to Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price, at First United Methodist Church, 901 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Anderson was the first black singer to grace The Metropolitan Opera House stage in New York, and Price followed in her steps. Tickets are $35 adults and $10 students.
Also, a $10 discount is available for adults buying tickets to both a Gershwin concert and the Danrich benefit show.
Details at 444-5774 or www.carolinamasterchorale.com.
OPENS FRIDAY | 05.09
‘Winyah Rivers Foundation Photo Contest Winners’ exhibit
The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach opens a third exhibit, “Winyah Rivers Foundation Photo Contest Winners,” from Friday-May 22.
In this seventh annual contest by the foundation, which includes the Waccamaw Riverkeeper preservation program covering the greater Winyah Bay watershed, see honored photographs in three categories: wildlife, scenic and youth.
For information on the foundation, based at Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, call 349-4007 or visit www.winyahrivers.org.
The museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, with free admission, has a busy calendar as the season springs into summer:
Details at 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
THURSDAYS | 05.15-09.25
North Myrtle Beach doubles up series
The city of North Myrtle Beach can’t wait for hot fun in the summertime, with two annual concert series kicking off this month.
In the “Music on Main” weekly series (parks.nmb.us/Page.aspx?id=11), concerts are 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, and many acts, unless otherwise noted, boast beach music:
Also, the “Sounds of Summer” monthly series ( parks.nmb.us/Page.aspx?id=18) is 7-9 p.m. on the third Friday monthly in the newly opened North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, at S.C. 90 and Robert Edge Parkway: Jive Mother Mary (Southern rock) on May 16, Lowcountry Soul (rock and blues) June 20, the Pam Taylor Band (blues/rock) July 18, Too Much Sylvia (variety) Aug. 15, and Dickens (variety) Sept. 19.
All concerts are free and family appropriate; just bring chairs and blankets, and check this hot line for weather updates on the day of each concert: 280-5570, ext. 1.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 05.09-05.10
Two musical tributes this weekend
Two other special concerts from which to choose:www.goldkeyjazzsociety.org www.judaspriestess.com