From theater to arts and crafts and music and wine. There’s plenty to do in Myrtle Beach that won’t cost a pretty penny. Here’s the lineup for the next few weeks:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday (4/1-4/3)
Stage Left Theatre Company will be performing Broadway Through the Ages on Thursday through Sunday through April 10. Tickets are $10. Here’s a synopsis of the show: “Join us for our annual celebration of the Best of Broadway! This year we are celebrating Broadway both old and new! Come see us sing and dance our way through some of your favorites! From West Side Story to Rent. From The Secret Garden to Wicked. There is something for everyone in our homage to the Great White Way!” Go to http://www.stagelefttheatremb.com/ for tickets and show times.
On Saturday, the L.W. Paul Living History Farm is holding a Spring Planting Day event from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. This event includes demonstrations (e.g., setting tobacco plants, planting a spring garden, wood working, making lye soap, grinding grits and meal, blacksmithing, cooking on a wood stove, butter making), kids’ games, crafts and other activities.
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The Myrtle Beach State Park annual Park Palooza will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Most activities are free with park admission, which is $5 for adults; $3 for kids (6-15); $3.25 for seniors (65+). This event includes nature, camping and fishing seminars and demonstrations; craft activities; games and more. Go to http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/myrtlebeach/myrtlebeach-programs.aspx for the schedule.
Saturday and Sunday (4/9-4/10)
Art in the Park, an art show put on by the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild, will be held in Chapin Park on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. Local artists will be displaying a variety of artwork, including paintings, woodwork, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery and stonework.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, all Lowe’s home improvement stores will be holding a free Build and Grow workshop for kids ages 5-12. The kids will be building a bird feeder. Go to http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/ to register your child.
La Belle Amie Vineyard at 1120 St. Joseph Road in Little River is hosting a “Blues & Jazz Fest” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $8, but if you bring three canned goods to be donated to local food banks, they’ll give you a $3 discount on admission. The festival includes live music, wine tasting, a gift shop, food and drink vendors and a vineyard tour.
JULIE HENRY is a freelance writer, editor and project manager. She owns and operates Myrtle Beach on the Cheap: www.myrtlebeachonthecheap.com.