FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Forget “Girls Gone Wild,” it’s going to be Carolina Country Gone Wild this weekend at Comedy Cabana as Southern-fried headliner Al Yountz spins his comedic yarns of growing up below the Mason-Dixon Line. Cooter Douglas is also on the bill. Show times are 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $15. Comedy Cabana is at 9588 N. Kings Highway in the Restaurant Row section of unincorporated Myrtle Beach. Call 449-4242 or visit www.comedycabana.com.
We don’t often recommend events outside of the Horry-Georgetown counties paradigm, but what the hell, we’re feeling charitable…and it involves oysters. Not too far south of the Georgetown-Charleston county line, the Sewee Outpost is set for the 8th annual Music and Oysters for Wildlife event on Saturday, featuring performances by Doug Jones of Cravin’ Melon (“Sweat Tea”) and Danielle Howle and her band, Firework Show. And of course, those mouth-watering mollusks will be center stage, as it’s all-you-can-jam-down-your-gullet oysters from Bulls Bay, which you can wash down with local brewskis. And for the faint of heart, there’ll be barbecue, burgers and dessert items. The festival is from 2-6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $35 in advance (www.etix.com), $40 at the gate, and entitles you to AYCE oysters - and proceeds benefit the Sewee Association, which is “the Friends Group for Cape Romain, Waccamaw and Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuges and the Francis Marion National Forest,” according to a press release. Sewee Outpost is at 4853 U.S. 17 N. in Awendaw, about an hour from Myrtle Beach. For more information, go to www.seweeassociation.org.
Local publication Splatter Magazine has lined up an evening of badassery at The Sound Hole on Saturday featuring heavy-hitting original rock from the likes of Lake City-based metalcore outfit Thirst for Clarity, Richlands, N.C. metal act Foes of the FaLLen, local metal band Conception of Being and death/grind metal mavens Coffin Syrup from Charleston. Show time is 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 if you’re 21 and older; $7 if you’re younger than 21. The Sound Hole is at 1004 Chester Street, Myrtle Beach. Call 712-1218.
Saturday night’s alright for fighting, according to Bernie Taupin and Elton John, and it’s certainly alright for a choke-slam, flying drop-kick or figure four leg-lock as the babyfaces, heels, grapplers and cast of characters of C4W Explosive Wrestling take the squared circle on Saturday at X Gym Sports Mall for the local promotion’s first event of the New Year. Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday, the first bell rings at 8. Admission is $8. X Gym Sports Mall is at 568 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach. Call 236-0009.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Oh yeah, college football season is over, but the pros are just getting to the nitty-gritty. The second round of the NFL Playoffs kick off this weekend with the AFC up first again as the Ray Lewis Retirement Tour continues with his Baltimore Ravens taking on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos at 4:30 p.m. Saturday (on CBS), followed by the NFC matchup that seems like a late-‘90s playoffs rewind as the Green Bay Packers invade Candlestick Park to take on the San Francisco ‘49ers at 8 p.m. Saturday (on FOX). On Sunday, it’s the NFC’s battle of the birds as the Seattle Seahawks take on the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons at 1 p.m. ( FOX), and the AFC pits the Houston Texans against the New England Patriots at 4:30 p.m. ( CBS). As we’ve said many times before at On the Fly headquarters: get thee to a local sports bar! For more information, go to www.nfl.com.
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