FRIDAY & SATURDAY
The Grand Strand’s craft beer revolution continues to ferment as brew-centric pub the Crafty Rooster hosts the fall version of its Craftyfest, featuring craft brews, oysters and live music on Friday and Saturday at the Lower River Warehouse on the Riverwalk in downtown Conway. More than 100 different types of beers will be available for sampling, and admission is free, but you must purchase a $5 tasting glass to imbibe, along with $1 tickets - with beer samples costing between 1-5 tickets. Dyno Daddy rocks the stage on Friday night, and Millhouse is scheduled to perform from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, followed by Sawgrass from 5-9 p.m. Saturday. Craftyfest is from 6-10 p.m. Friday and 2-10 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 438-8330 or visit www.craftyrooster.com.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
It seems Conway will be hopping as another event is set for the county seat this weekend when the inaugural First Nights of Independent Film Festival invades the historic Main Street Theatre on Friday and Saturday featuring a variety of short flicks, from 30 seconds to seven minutes-long, and variety of genres, from documentaries to horror to animation. The screenings begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $5 per night. According to a press release, “awards will be given at the end of each evening based on audience input.” Main Street Theatre is at 337 Main Street, Conway. For more information, call 488-082 or visit www.theatreoftherepublic.com.
For an in depth look at this film festival and the future and past of the Grand Strand’s independent cinemas, see this week’s cover story.
Next up in a seemingly endless sea of goofy 5K races that have involved mud, donuts, neon paint, glow-in-the-dark and ‘80s gear is The Color Run, the self-described “Happiest 5K on the Planet,” set for Saturday at Broadway at the Beach. Runners are encouraged to wear all white because they’ll be doused with day-glo colors at each kilometer as they wind their way around the course, which ends near MagiQuest. The race starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. A pre-party starts at 6 a.m. Registration fees are $50 for solo runners, and $45 for members of teams.
To register online or for more information go to www.thecolorrun.com/myrtle-beach or call 855-MOCOLOR. Broadway at the beach is bounded by U.S. 17 Bypass, Grissom Parkway and 21st and 29th Avenues N., Myrtle Beach.
Joshua Steele, otherwise known as the British deejay/dub step sensation Flux Pavilion, brings his Freeway Tour to the House of Blues on Saturday for a night of rafter-rattling EDM (electronic dance music). He hit the lower rungs of the U.S. charts with the single “I Can’t Stop,” which was in turn sampled by Jay-Z and Kanye West on the duo’s “Who Gon Stop Me,” but he’s scored several hits on the U.K’s dance charts. SKisM, co-owner of Never Say Die Records, and EDM duo Roksonix are also on the bill. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, the show starts at 9:30. Tickets range from $25-$37. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over, but another local event tied to the cause is slated for Saturday as husband-wife comedy team Brian McKim and Traci Skene headline Ladies Night of Laughter at Carolina Comedy Club on Saturday, a benefit for Brides Against Breast Cancer. The event is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 and include a cocktail and munchies. And yes, fellas, you are welcome, too - it’s not a ladies-only affair. Carolina Comedy Club is at 1318 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org
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