SATURDAY | 04.02
Star-studded game scores in autism awareness
Before the 2015 Carolina League Mills Cup champion Myrlte Beach Pelicans begin their second season as a Chicago Cubs affiliate, it’s batter-up for a star-studded charity game at TicketReturn.com Field. The first pitch will fly at 8 p.m. Saturday for the “Legends Never Fade Celebrity Softball Game,” helping the Reggie Sanders Foundation increase awareness about autism and raise funds for the Community Training Center in the Greater Pee Dee Area, helping young adults with autism.
Sanders, a Florence native who lives in Myrtle Beach – and whose 17-year Major League Baseball career as an outfielder included a World Series win in 2001 with the Arizona Diamondbacks – will welcome such sports stars as Baseball Hall of Famers Tony La Russa and Cal Ripken Jr., Bobby Knight, Coastal Carolina University football coach Joe Moglia to coach these scheduled players in the game: Marlon Anderson, Rick Ankiel, Amber Campbell, Michael Chabala, Alex Cintron, Eric Davis, Ray Durham, Steve Finley, Rafael Furcal, Brian Giles, Orlando Hudson, Brian Jordan, Andruw Jones, Gary Matthews Jr., Russ Ortiz, Desi Relaford, Edgar Rentería, Junior Spivey, Greg Swindell, Tyler Thigpen, Larry Walker, Preston Wilson, and Dondre Whitefield.
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With gates opening at 6 p.m. at the stadium, at Robert Grissom Parkway and 21st Avenue North, spectators are welcome to request autographs and take part in a live/silent auction. Tickets are $15, $18 or $20, at 843-918-6000 or www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/buy.asp?EventID=173092&promocode=RSF2016#.VvLZluIrKEA.
Also, earlier in the day, the second annual Advantage Games will take place, in a free, private event for children and adults with autism who live in Florence, Dillon, Marion, Horry and Georgetown counties. Registration is free at reggiesandersfoundation.org/all-event-list/advantagegames2016/. More details at 843-712-1947.
OPENING FRIDAY | 04.01
New exhibits showcase art, history
All free to see:
▪ “Varnamtown Maritime” paintings of hamlet along Lockwood Folly River, by Tony Alderman, in downtown Southport’s First Friday Gallery Walk, 5-7 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Franklin Square Gallery, 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. 910-457-5450 or www.franklinsquaregallery.com, and 919-491-9592 (for Alderman) or tonyaldermanarts.com.
▪ “History of Fishing,” including early photographs of various types of fishing in Lowcountry, at S.C. Maritime Museum, 729 Front Street, Georgetown, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Free. 843-520-0111 or www.scmaritimemuseum.org.
▪ Exhibit of art by Sandra Dee, Karen Gore, and David McCune, through June 30, at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays (until 7 p.m. Fridays) and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. 910-287-2800 or www.silvercoastwinery.com.
▪ Paintings by Sharon Turner, Georgetown native, through April 30 at Georgetown County Library’s new Waccamaw Neck branch, 41 St. Paul Place, Litchfield Beach, off Willbrook Boulevard – open 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and 2-5 p.m. Sundays. 843-545-3623 or georgetowncountylibrary.sc.gov.
WEEKENDS | Through 04.09, 04.10
CCU, Stage Left plays span two weekends
▪ Coastal Carolina University student play “Pride & Prejudice,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and April 6-8; and 3 and 7:30 p.m. April 9, in 79th Avenue Theatre, on CCU’s Myrtle Beach campus at U.S. 17 Bypass. $17. 843-349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/news/culturalarts.
▪ Stage Left Theatre Company revue, “Broadway Through the Ages”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through April 10, at Stage Left, 3064 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, between Nevers and Lewis streets, next to Coastal Dance Centre. $10. 843-232-0339 or www.stagelefttheatremb.com.
MOST FRIDAYS-SATURDAYS | Through 04.29
Carolina Improv’s not foolin’ with April schedule
The Carolina Improv Company has booked a busy April, with all shows at 7:30 p.m. at the Uptown Theater, by Bass Pro Shops in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres.
“Whose Beach Is It Anyway,” a family-friendly show, is Fridays through April 15, and on April 22, for $15 ages 12 and older, and $13 ages 4-11.
Also, these shows for adults, each $13.75 advance online, or $15 at door:
▪ “Hell On Heels,” with Gina Trimarco and Petra Sander, April 16.
▪ “A Few Good Men,” April 22.
▪ “Thursday Night Live,” April 28.
▪ “Menage-A-Prov,” with Trimarco, Sander and Alan Walsh, April 29.
Details at 843-272-4242 or www.carolinaimprov.com.
ALMOST DAILY | Including weekends
Theater salutes Motown, showcases hypnosis pair
The newly opened GTS Theatre, 1220 Port Drive, Myrtle Beach, off southbound U.S. 17 Bypass, near Jamin Leather – and also accessed from S.C. 707 from Macklen Road, near the Super 8 motel – continues its spring slate of shows, with this schedule to start April:
▪ “Motor City Musical – A Tribute to Motown,” 7 p.m. several days weekly, and 4 p.m. Sunday matinees – $30 special (through May 8) for ages 17 and older, $12.95 ages 3-16, and $8.95 ages 3-11. Note: Deal for free tickets for children (limit two youth per parent) ends Friday.
▪ “Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show,” by married pair Rich and Elizabeth Wylde, in “Fusion” mix for all ages, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and “Wild & Crazy” edition for adults, 9 p.m. Fridays – $15 special (through May 8) adults, $10 high school and college students, and for “Fusion” shows only, free for children (limit two youth per parent).
Save on processing fees with ticket purchase at www.gtstheatre.com. More details at 843-756-4386 (4FUN).