THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
In the pantheon of comical black dudes’ sitcom catchphrases, J.J.’s “Good Times” signature call-out “Dy-no-mite!” ranks right up there with Arnold’s “Wachutalkin’bout Mr. Drummond?” and Urkel’s “Did I Do That?” With sitcom stardom a pop culture memory, Jimmie “J.J.” Walker has gone back to his roots as a stand-up comedian and he returns to the Comedy Cabana for a three-night run. Todd Link and Cooter Douglas are also on the bill. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with additional shows at 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $20 in advance. 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.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY
With college football done and pro football on Super Bowl hype-atus this week (Sunday’s Pro Bowl does not count), what’s a Grand Strand sports fan to do? Glad you asked. How about some NCAA basketball up close and personal? Coach Cliff Ellis’s Coastal Carolina University round-ballers continue a rollercoaster season with a matchup Saturday against Big South Conference foe Campbell University on the still-shiny hardwood of the HTC Center in Conway. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. Saturday. Available tickets are $10 and $12. The HTC Center is at 104 Founders Drive on CCU’s Conway campus, bounded by U.S. 501 and S.C. 544. Call 347-TIXX or visit www.goccusports.com
Washington, D.C.-area quartet SUPER bob brings its brand of high-energy rock to a joint more known for its legendary burn-out pit as biker-friendly Suck Bang Blow Original goes full throttle on Saturday for an evening of live music that also features local horror flick-influenced metal act Prowler and local hard rockers Power Born Rebellion. Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday. There is no cover charge for the 21-and-older set; it’s $5 if you’re younger than 21. SBB Original is at 3393 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Call 651-7960 or visit www.suckbangblow.com.
Murrells Inlet is the self-proclaimed Seafood Capital of South Carolina, and its plethora of eateries lining its picturesque marshes boast of culinary delights from land, sea and creeks. On Sunday, the drinking village with a fishing problem gets to show off its mad cookin’ skills as Inlet Square Mall hosts the inaugural Taste of the Inlet, featuring the fare and chefs from more than 20 inlet-area restaurants. Like other “taste-of” food sampling events, this one is also a competition as patrons will be able to vote on their favorite dishes. According to a press release, participating chefs will be “showcasing their signature dishes, as they serve up a delicious feast of hors d’oeuvres, tapas and heavy appetizers.” Admission is $5 in advance, $8 at the door. Sample tickets will be sold at the event and most items will range from $2-$4. And of course there will be beer and wine – this ain’t a church meeting. Taste of the Inlet is from 6-9 p.m. Sunday. Inlet Square Mall is at 10125 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. For more information, call 357-2007 or visit www.murrellsinlets.com.
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