The seemingly unlikely bedfellows of the gentleman’s game and rock ‘n’ roll collide again as pop-rockers Sister Hazel (“All For You,” “Happy” and “Change Your Mind”) and Hootie and the Blowfish’s Mark Bryan and his side project Occasional Milkshake return to the House of Blues for a show that leads up to the sold-out 19th annual Hootie and the Blowfish Monday after the Masters Pro-Am Golf Tournament at the Dye Course. Doors open at 8 p.m. Friday, the show starts at 9. Tickets range from $25 to $62.50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach. Bryan and Occasional Milkshake are also slated to perform at an after-party at 11 p.m. Friday at Pine Lakes Tavern, 5201 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach with only a handful of $5 tickets remaining at press time. Call 449-4758.
And speaking of Hootie and the Blowfish...the ‘90s rock Palmetto State native sons’ lead singer, Darius Rucker, who has forged a solo career as a country artist, returns to the House of Blues on Saturday for a sold-out show. A Thousand Horses is also on the bill. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., the show starts at 8:15 p.m. Yes, it’s sold out, but you could go the ticket broker route if you’re dying to get in, such as StubHub! which is selling tickets for $103-$339. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
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While the heavy hitters of the PGA are slugging it out at the Augusta National, you can don your tackiest knickers and vie for the title of Marshwalk Masters champion and a $500 purse - no green jacket required. The annual mini-golf tourney, which is a fundraiser for Murrells Inlet 2020, is from 4-8 p.m. Saturday with golfers playing one hole per at the following nine Marshwalk spots: Pirate Adventures, Uncle Tito’s, Bovine’s, Wahoo’s, Drunken Jack’s, Bubba’s Love Shak, Creek Ratz, Dead Dog and the Tiki bar at Wicked Tuna (formerly Spud’s). An awards ceremony is set for 9 p.m. at Creek Ratz, 4065 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. It’s $20 per player. For more information call 357-2007, or register online at www.murrellsinletsc.com.
Let the hedonism begin as the first Therapy Oceanfront Pool Party of 2013 swings into gear Sunday at Hotel Blue, featuring music, contests and a swim-up bar.
The wet ‘n’ wild Vegas-style party is from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hotel Blue’s Mixx Pool Bar. There is no cover charge. Hotel Blue is at 705 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Call 448-4304 or visit www.hotelbluemb.com/amenities. If you’re in need of some new swim gear before heading to Therapy, check out this week’s cover story.
MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans return for the second homestand of the young season with a three-game set against the Winston-Salem Dash starting Monday and wrapping up Wednesday at TicketReturn.com Field. The Pelicans are a high Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and the Dash players are wee wittle Chicago White Sox in training. Game times are at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (which is also Weiner Wednesday featuring $1 Hebrew National hotdogs all game long). Tickets are $6, $8, $9 and $11, available at the stadium box office, online at www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com or by calling 918-6000. TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark is at 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach at the intersection with Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach.
In a one-night-only appearance, stand-up comedian Gary Valentine, most noted for his recurring role on his little brother, Kevin James’, long-running sitcom “King of Queens” returns to the Comedy Cabana for two shows on Tuesday. Richie Minervini and Cooter Douglas are also on the bill. Show times are 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $17.50 and $20. 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.
Kent Kimes, Editor