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FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 08.01-08.02

Dance troupe in ‘Coppelia’ ballet

Coastal Dance Centre will debut its 2014-15 In-Studio Performance Series with the ballet “Coppelia.”

These abridged, three-act performances, at 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the center’s studio at 3070 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, showcase its “Summer Ballet Intensive” students led by Kiely Elizabeth Clark and Jade Parker. They will alternate in the role of Swanhilda, as Brock Fowler portrays Franz.

Most of the cast members are also part of the Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre, from which Randy Lapham, an adult ensemble member, will give a comedic interpretation of Dr. Coppelius, the subject of this story, a mysterious toymaker who shares his house, and falls in love with, a life-size doll, Coppelia.

Tickets are $10; make reservations at 839-5678 or 651-2006, or email info@coastaldancecentre.com. More details at coastaldancecentre.com.

OPENING FRIDAY, SATURDAY | 08.01, 08.02

Pottery pair, trio of artists in exhibits

Two sites in Brunswick County, N.C., open special exhibits this weekend, both with free admission:

• “Jeffcoat Pottery: Celebrating 40 Years,” Friday-Sept. 6 at Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. This exhibit showcases Joe and Tonda Jeffcoat, who operate their own studio in Calabash. They tag team their work: Joe throws most of the forms on the wheel, then Tonda then finishes each piece by carving on the surface, piercing or adding handles. They handle glazing and firing jointly. They also will give pottery demonstrations noon-2 p.m. Aug. 9 and 27. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Details at 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.
• In Silver Coast Winery’s art gallery, debut of art exhibit 3-5 p.m. Saturday with works by Suzanne C. Hunady, David McCune and Steven Schuman, on display through Oct. 31. The winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays, and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Also, the Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room, 105 S. Howe St., Southport, N.C., is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays. Details at 910-287-2800 or www.silvercoastwinery.com.

SATURDAY | 08.02

Bicycling group rides with two events

The Waccamaw Trail Blazers mountain bicycling group will have its third annual Broken Spoke Drag Race, Slow Moe Race and Bike Swap meet, 6-9 p.m. Saturday outside Beach Bike Shop, 711 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach, with free admission.

BYOB – Bring Your Own Bike, and this event is open for everyone to come out and buy, sell or trade bikes, parts and various other related items. All bikes are welcome for put the pedal down in races, such as the Slow Moe: Who can take the longest time to cross the finish line while moving?

Also, at 9 p.m., for $10, ride in the Hot Summer Nights Alley Cat race, on city streets to check various spots, while adhering to all road laws, wearing a helmet and riding with lights. Also, entrants must carry a phone with the wherewithal to post to social media on the go. A 50/50 entry fee will be spilt among the top three finishers.

Details at www.facebook.com/events/288877157941633/309493132546702/?notif_t=like.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 08.01-08.03

Craftsmen’s Summer Classic show returns

The 32nd annual Craftsmen’s Summer Classic Art & Craft Festival returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North.

With about 220 vendors, this fest continues a tradition of celebrating the end of summer and getting ready for going back to school and autumn around the corner.

Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 3.

Admission is $8 ages 13 and older (also, a $1 discount coupon is available online), $1 ages 6-12, and free ages 5 and younger, and tickets are good for all three days with a return pass available from show office.

Details at 336-282-5550 or www.craftshow.com.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 08.02-08.03

Double the waves in surfing events

Choose from two special events with water sports, Saturday and Sunday:

• 15th annual Guy Daniels Memorial Surf-Off, benefiting a foundation that has given college scholarships to more than 50 local students, and the “Respect the Beach,” initiative — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Atlantic Ocean, at 13th Avenue South in Surfside Beach. Besides surfing shortboard and longboard competitions, see a stand-up-paddleboard race, a bodyboard division, a novice heat for new surfers and a youth “push-in” heat, which gives grown-ups a chance to push their young surfers into a few waves. Free for spectators. Details at 655-1434 or www.surfoff.com
• The All-American Summer Wakeboarding Tour, by Empire Wake (www.empirewake.com), at Bucksport Plantation Marina & RV Resort, 135 Bucksport Road, off U.S. 701, south of Conway, at Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile marker 377, with this schedule: Saturday with groms (for competitors 11 and younger) at 11 a.m, then other wakeboarding divisions the rest of the day: Women’s, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Open and Wakeskate; Sunday, with wakesurfing — beginner and advanced men’s and women’s — opening at 11 a.m. $5 daily to watch. Details at www.empirewake.com/2014/07/getting-buck-wild-with-bucksports.html and, from the host site, 397-5566 or bucksportplantation.com.

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