OPENS FRIDAY FOR THREE WEEKENDS | Through 08.31
‘Avenue Q’ at Theatre of the Republic
Theatre of the Republic marks the start of its 45th anniversary season with “Avenue Q,” a musical about a recent college graduate who moves into an apartment only to find out it’s not part of an ordinary, big-city neighborhood.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Aug. 21-23 and 28-30, and 3 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 23-24 and 30-31, $23, including $2 handling fee, at the Main Street Theatre, 335 Main St., Conway.
Other productions for 2014-15 are “Young Frankenstein” Oct. 17-Nov. 2, “Holiday Special” Dec. 4-20, “Rent” Feb. 20-March 8, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” April 24-May 10 and “Gypsy” June 19-July 5.
Season tickets are $120, $228, $432 or $612 for a respective one, two, four or six tickets per show; also, flex ticket plans available at same rates for six, 12, 24 or 36 admissions to any of the six season productions.
Other shows, each for $23, are “Illusions on Main Street: Fabulous Fakes Take II” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 3 p.m. Sept. 28, “Extremities” Jan. 6-11 (with a $3 discount available if purchased with season series plan) and “Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein” April 3-5.
Also, the Coastal Youth Theatre will perform “Babes In Toyland,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28-29 and 3 p.m. Nov. 30, $15 adults and $7 children.
Details at 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 08.15-08.16
‘Sassy Soul Revival’ includes drum circle
A “Sassy Soul Revival” will include several outlets for entertainment at Unity Christ Church of Myrtle Beach, 1270 Surfside Industrial Park Drive, just north of Surfside Beach and west of U.S. 17 Business:• “Music, Thoughts for Reviving the Soul,” 7-9 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Dale Worley, “Georgia” Kyle Shiver (www.georgiakyle.com) and the Myrtle Beach Unitic Band, in a coffeehouse atmosphere, for a suggested $25 donation.
• On Saturday: a program with music and a drum circle, led by Shiver, 3-5 p.m., for a free-will offering, and community pot luck, 5:30-6:30 p.m., with everyone also encouraged to bring drums for the meal as well.
Details at 238-8516 or www.unitymyrtlebeach.org.
SATURDAY | 08.16
‘Conway SuperStar’ in Riverfront Park
Turn out for the tunes in the “Conway SuperStar” singing competition at 7 p.m. Saturday (rain date: Aug. 23) in Conway’s Riverfront Park, on Elm Street, along the Waccamaw River.
The event, by Conway Parks, Recreation and Tourism, will have six finalists in each of three categories:• JuniorStar, for ages 12 and younger — Carolinah Carroll, 7, and Sarah Carroll, 12, both of Aynor; Faith Davis, 12, of Galivants Ferry; Kaitlyn Favale, 12, and Emilie Milone, 6, both of Myrtle Beach; and Lance Stephens, 10, of Conway.
• TeenStar, ages 13-17 — Aubrey Cooke, Chandler McCune and Amanda Miele, ages 17, 13 and 16, respectively, and all of Myrtle Beach; Kaytlin Causey, 16, and Savannah Turner, 14, both of Conway; and Molly Woodle, 13, of Aynor.
• SuperStar, ages 18 and older — Breanna Barfield, Eugene Bellamy Jr., Nicki Bratcher and Dalton Watts, ages 19, 26, 23 and 19, respectively, all of Conway; and Carole Bellacera, 61, and Anna Corley, 19, both of Myrtle Beach.
A three-judge panel will weigh talent, song selection, stage presence and audience appeal in reaching the first-place winners, each of whom will represent the city of Conway Oct. 4 in the Conway Fall Festival, Dec. 13 in Conway Christmas Parade and June 27 in Conway Riverfest.
Admission is free. Details at 488-1950 or www.conwayparksandrecreation.com.
SUNDAY | 08.17
Shock Shiver Music Festival
Anyone eager for a Halloween horror film festival has a warmup this weekend, musically.
The Shock Shiver Music Festival consists of 12 acts: Black Hand Throne, The Day of Night, Driven Under, Killa Bytz, Ricky Lee, Peter Morealle, Manbearpig, Oceans Orange, Open Wire, Rabble N Rebellion, Wormboy, and Lindo Velarde.
They will take turns from noon Sunday to 2 a.m. Monday at Suck Bang Blow, 3393 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, ending with a big blues finale. Admission is $10, or free for motorcycle riders.
Funds raised will go toward venue rental costs for Ivy Leaf Film Productions Inc. to stage the inaugural Shock Shiver Film Festival, which will go all day at 10 a.m. Oct. 31 at Frank Theatres’ CineBowl & Grille, at Inlet Square, U.S. 17 Business and U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet. Tickets will be $15, and everyone is welcome to dress in costumes. Film submissions are accepted if they are copyrighted and on Blu-ray.
Details at 650-6697, 267-7052 or www.ivyleaffilm.com.
DAILY | at House of Blues
Concerts include Horry County Students Rock
House of Blues, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, has a busy week ahead, with variety, as usual. Events include, with ticket prices varying by act:• Two tribute bands — The Molly Ringwalds (1980s), 8:30 p.m. Friday, and Hells Bells (AC/DC), 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
• Horry County Students Rock, 3 p.m. Sunday, on The Deck, free, among “Yappy Hour,” 2-7 p.m. Sunday, with dogs welcome.
• Mike Stud, with IamG, Blade and Stitchy C, 9 p.m. Tuesday.
• Murder Mystery Productions dinner theater ( www.murdermysteryproductions.com), 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, for $42.
• Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, for an all-you-can-eat buffet, $29 ages 13 and older, $14.50 ages 7-12, free ages 6 and younger.
Details at 272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.