Take us out to the ballgame...buy us some peanuts and Cracker Jacks...come on, indulge us, it’s our birthday. Join us for Weekly Surge’s 8th birthday celebration at TicketReturn.com Field before and during the Myrtle Beach Pelicans bout vs. the Carolina Mudcats, which also happens to be Thirsty Thursday, i.e. $1 beer. Instead of our usual Thirsty Thursday spot where we set up in the stadium concourse, we’ll be partying on the Thirst Inning Deck overlooking left field. Join us for your chance to score some Surge swag, House of Blues concert tickets, Carolina Comedy Club tickets and other loot by spinning our prize wheel - and the opportunity to give us a birthday spanking and to pose for Party Pix. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Select Budweiser and Bud Light draft is $1 from 6-8 p.m (so get there early). Advance 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., at the intersection with Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach.
Bust out the Auto-Tune…the master of the pitch correction device, rapper/producer/actor T-Pain takes center stage at the House of Blues when his “Drankin Patna Tour” rolls into town on Thursday. Also on the bill are Snootie Wild, Bando Jonez, Rich Kidz, Mykell Vaughn, Blade and CNC. Doors open at 8 tonight, the show starts at 9. Tickets are $34. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
Dubbed the Celine Dion of country music, Martina McBride brings her fabulous pipes to The Alabama Theater for a performance Friday, and it comes with a bit of a twist. The singer, known for pop-influenced crossover country, has recently released an album of R&B and soul covers, and she’s touring with an 11-piece R&B revue-style band, featuring a horn section and a trio of backup singers. Show time is 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $59.95, $69.95 and $79.95. The Alabama Theater is at 4750 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-1111 or visit www.alabama-theatre.com.
Do you have the baddest two-wheel ride on the planet...or at least the Grand Strand? Then hop on your steel horse and show what ya’ got as Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson hosts the Best of the Bikes show and competition on Saturday. Competition categories include: Sportster, Softail, Touring, Trike, Dyna and Custom. There’ll even be some prizes awareded for the bike with most mileage and the most worn-out tire. Besides bragging rights, contestants will vie for $500 in prizes. The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Registration forms are available online at www.myrtlebeachharley.com. Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson is at 4710 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Call 369-5555.
As chronicled in last week’s cover story, the culmination of efforts to boost the culture in Myrtle Beach comes to fruition Saturday at The Boathouse with the electronica-tinged Allareone Funk Fest, featuring performances by FAUXSHOW, The Royal Noise, Rims & Keys, and headliners Greenhouse Lounge, a trio that melds computer-based deejay production with live rock ‘n’ roll instrumentation (guitar, bass and drums). The party gets started at 5 p.m. Saturday, with the first act going on at 5:30, and rages until 2 a.m. The best part - it’s free. The Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill is at 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Call 903-2628 or visit www.boathousemb.com.
And the Boathouse will be rocking again on Sunday, as you know, there ain’t no party like a Tru Sol party, because a Tru Sol party don’t stop. Local retro R&B, soul and funk outfit Tru Sol puts the fun in Sunday Funday as the Boathouse’s Summer Concert Series continues on the outdoor stage overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, so put on your dancing shoes. The party gets started at 5 p.m. Sunday. And like most other Boathouse events, there is no cover charge. The Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill is at 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Call 903-2628 or visit www.boathousemb.com.
Tune into Surge’s On the Fly report Thursdays on WBTW’s News13 at 5.