We know ya’ll hate looking at beautiful females in bikinis, but we’d be failing in our journalistic duty if we didn’t mention that another round of preliminaries for the Swimsuit USA International Model Search is set for Thursday at Club Boca, leading up to the finals on Aug. 8. The winner of the local competition pockets more than $1,000 in prizes and advances to the Swimsuit USA International Model Search Finals in Mexico in November. The action gets started at 10 p.m. Admission info was not available at press time. Club Boca is inside Celebrations Nitelife, Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. For more, go to www.celebrationsnitelife.com or call 444-3500.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
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Celebrating the one-year anniversary of hosting shadowcast versions of “ The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” local troupe Plan B has two performances of the cult musical lined up for Saturday and Sunday nights at Donny’s Saloon. Shadowcasting means that the Plan B performers act out the scenes from the film as it plays on a screen behind them. Saturday night’s show is at midnight, but doors open at 9 p.m. for pre-screening dance party. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sunday and the show starts at 8. Admission is $10 for both shows (and includes Rocky Horror goodie bags). You have to be 18 or older to get in. Donny’s Saloon is at 1213 3rd Ave S in Myrtle Beach. Call 444-6113.
You’ve heard about Woodstock, and probably even Monterey Pop Festival. But in jam band circles, the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, a racetrack in western New York, is legendary as the music festival boasted headliners the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band and The Band. The massive gathering happened 40 years ago Sunday (July 28), and as fate would have it, a tribute to that hallowed event is planned for the Boathouse when the Watkins Glen/Summer Jam 40-Year Re-Creation Anniversary Tour rolls into town with Better Off Dead performing the Grateful Dead’s set, The ENDS, featuring members of Brother Esau playing the Allman Brothers Band’s set, and the Blue Rags recreating The Band’s set. In other cities in the Carolinas you’d pay at least $10 to see this tour - but oh no, not here in Durty Myrtle - Sunday’s show is free. The show starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, but will run a little longer than the usual Sunday Funday/Backyard Summer Concert Series shows at the venue, probably until around 9:30 p.m. The Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill is at 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Call 903-2628 or visit www.boathousemb.com.
MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY
After a week on the road, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans travel home for a three-game set Monday through Wednesday against Carolina League rival the Winston-Salem Dash at TicketReturn.com Field. The Pelicans are a high Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and the Dash hope to don the pale hose of Windy City one day. And take note grog-lovers, Tuesday’s game features a new promotion, Two for Tuesday, where you can nab craft beers for $2 from 6-8 p.m. The next night you can get your frankfurter on as it’s Wiener Wednesday, featuring $1 Hebrew National hotdogs throughout the game. Game times are at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets are $8, $11 and $13 in advance, 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.
Yes, actually being able to sing may be de rigueur again...Exhibit A: a Capella outfit Pentatonix, whose debut EP jumped off at No. 14 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, brings the quintet’s all-vocal interpretations of contemporary hits such as Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” along with a few original tunes to the House of Blues on Tuesday. The group, besides harmonizing, also emulates instruments with its voices, and beatboxing a little bit to provide percussive rhythms. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the show starts at 8. 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.
Get inside the “Mind of Mencia” as controversial comedian Carlos Mencia brings his musings about race, criminal justice, culture and politics to the House of Blues for an evening of stand-up comedy on Wednesday. The Honduras-born Mencia, who starred in the Comedy Central show “Mind of Mencia,” has been labeled as racist by many, and he’s not well-liked by fellow comedians, many of whom have accused him of stealing their material. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, the show starts at 8:30. Tickets are $27.50 and $30. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
Kent Kimes, Editor
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