All good things must come to an end...And so it seems with summer slipping away tonight is your last chance of the season to take advantage of outrageously cheap beer prices while also taking in a professional baseball game. The playoff-bound Myrtle Beach Pelicans host the Salem Red Sox at TicketReturn.com Field, and it’s also the last Thirsty Thursday of the regular season, featuring draft beer for a measly buck. Select draft Bud and Budweiser is $1 from 6-8 p.m., so it’s like happy hour at the ballpark. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $8, $11 and $13, 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.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Texas comedian Steven Kent McFarlin, otherwise known as Spanky the Laff Guru, finishes off a week-long stint of tickling audiences’ funny bones through Sunday at Comedy Cabana. Cooter Douglas is also on the bill. Show times are at 8 tonight, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with additional 10:15 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. 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.
Since Sublime is basically a tribute act now anyway (Sublime featuring Rome), why not go see an authentic tribute act (is that an oxymoron?) Anyhow, we’re pretty sure these guys have a good following because they perform here several times a year, so Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime, is back again Friday at the House of Blues, with Florida-based ska punk band Less Than Jake, and local reggae-rock outfit TreeHouse! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Friday, the show starts at 7:30.Tickets are $20 and $22. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
Hard-rocking Charleston trio Tripping The Mechanism has played Myrtle Beach underground music club The Sound Hole many times and returns Saturday for another gig, in support of new single “The 12 Labors of Hercules.” TTM describes itself as “a sludge doomy metal band.” Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday and there’s a $5 cover charge. According to the venue’s Facebook page, TTM will play two full sets Saturday night. The Sound Hole is at 1004 Chester Street, Myrtle Beach. Call 712-1218.
It’s not exactly open mike night, it’s more like open gripe night. Another installment of RANT! is on tap for the grumpiest day of the week, Monday, at The Sound Hole. Here’s how it works - you get the floor to complain about whatever is pissing you off, and if you have the best rant, you win the evening’s prize pot (participants put $2 in the RANT pitcher for every five minutes they’re rantin’ and ravin’.) You can say whatever you want - except hate speech won’t be tolerated. As the venue’s marquee says, “tell us how you really feel.” The ranting gets started at 8 p.m. Monday. The Sound Hole is at 1004 Chester Street, Myrtle Beach. Call 712-1218.
It’s the last chance of summer to check out the Movies Under the Stars series outdoors at Valor Park with a screening Wednesday of the 1993 dinosaur romp “ Jurassic Park.” The movie begins after nightfall at 9 p.m. Wednesday. And there is no admission charge; but bring your wallet because Nacho Hippo is selling beer, wine and nachos and Canipes Chocolates & Candies will peddle popcorn and snacks. It’s probably a good idea to bring lawn chairs and blankets as well. Valor Park is off of Farrow Parkway at The Market Common, on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, between U.S. 17 Bypass and U.S. 17 Business, south of Myrtle Beach International Airport. Call 839-3500 or visit www.MarketCommonEvents.com.
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