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FRIDAYS-SATURDAYS | 02.15-02.16, 02.22-02.23

‘Oscar Marathon’ opens

Cinemark at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach begins its “2013 Oscar Marathon” with special showings of Academy Award-nominated productions.

A package of 10 short films plays at noon and 4 and 8 p.m. Friday and Feb. 22. Five are live action: “Death of a Shadow,” “Henry,” “Curfew,” “Buzkashi Boys” and “Asad,” and the other five are animated: “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare,’ ” “Adam and Dog,” “Fresh Guacamole,” “Head over Heels” and “Paperman.” The whole block costs $10 to see.

The nominees for best picture also are scheduled in blocks – $30 per day or $50 for both days:

• Saturday | All rated PG-13: “Beast of the Southern Wild” at noon; “Amour” 1:55 p.m.; “Life of Pi” 4:15; “Les Miserables” 6:35; and “Lincoln” 9:30.
• Feb 23 | All rated R: “Argo” at 1 p.m.; “Silver Linings Playbook” 3:20; “Zero Dark Thirty” 5:30; and “Django Unchained” 8:20.

Also, separately, the theater will show the Met Live! opera “Rigoletto” at 12:55 p.m. Saturday for $24 adult, $22 senior, $16 child.

Details at 839-3225 or

TWO MORE WEEKENDS | Through 02.24

‘August: Osage County’

Theatre of the Republic continues its next play, “August: Osage County,” a drama with content for mature audiences.

When patriarch Beverly Weston disappears, his scattered family reunites unexpectedly at its Oklahoma homestead. The house soon explodes in a fury of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. In the center of the hurricane is Violet, a mother whose wrath is unleashed on all her family members.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. daily through Saturday and Wednesday-Feb. 23, and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Feb. 24. Tickets are $18.

Other coming productions are “Illusions on Main Street: Fabulous Fakes,” with female illusionists from the Jewel Box Revue, March 1-3, for $18; Kathryn Martin’s “Ten Little Murders” at 8 p.m. March 8-9 and 3 p.m. March 9-10, for $15; and “The Gentlemen Take the Stage” March 22-24, for $15.

Also, the “Movies on Main Street” classics series, continues, mostly at 7 p.m.: “Citizen Kane” Feb. 25, “Vertigo” March 11, “Rear Window” March 19, “Double Indemnity” April 23, “Dark Victory” April 30, “National Velvet” 2 p.m. May 11, “Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte” May 21, “American Graffiti” June 18, and “The Philadelphia Story” June 24 -- each $3.

Details at 488-0821 or

SATURDAY | 02.16

Cheer clinic, choir challenge

Coastal Carolina University in Conway has two special events on Saturday, both for which voice plays an integral role.

• The Chanticleers will have a cheerleading clinic for children ages 5-13, 9-11:30 a.m. in the Williams-Brice Gymnasium. The $40 cost covers the clinic, a souvenir T-shirt and the child’s admission to the CCU women’s basketball game against Gardner-Webb at 4 p.m. Clinic participants will cheer on the sidelines with the CCU cheerleaders during the women’s game and perform with them at halftime. Anyone accompanying youth to the clinic also receive admission to the game for $5. Details at, where registration form is available for faxing to 349-2893.
• The second annual Grand Strand Choir Challenge is at 6 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium, with church and school choirs and praise groups from across Horry County, as well as high school glee clubs. Choirs will be judged by a panel for best choir, and the winner will receive $1,500, with $1,000 and $500 for second and third places, respectively. Tickets for ages 11 and older are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and $5 for ages 10 and younger. Details at 349-2787 or The 2012 challenge raised more than $5,000, benefitting CCU’s Each One Teach One Entrepreneurship Institute, which encourages area middle and high school students toward careers in education and business. Details at 349-2683 or email

SATURDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY | 02.16, 02.19, 02.20

Wine, dessert, music for benefits

Four groups will have fundraisers:

• South by Southeast Music Feasts, benefiting local school music programs, begin a new year, with Josh Roberts and The Hinges, with dinner at 6:30 p.m., concert 7:30, at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St. $20 members, otherwise $25, and $15 students younger than 21, which includes a pot-luck dinner and beverages. Email reservations to or More details at 251-6402 or Also, the Mosier Brothers play March 9.
• Ebb & Flow Art Co-op, 4763 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet will have an evening of “Dessert, Wine & Art,” with a silent art auction, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, for the Rape Crisis Center of Horry and Georgetown counties (448-3180 or Tickets are for $12 per individual or $20 couple. The gallery also is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Details at 651-2386 or
• The Cultural Council of Georgetown County’s “Third Tuesday Treasures” concert series continues with “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” 7 p.m. Tuesday in Georgetown’s Howard Auditorium, at South Kaminski and Hawkins streets. This celebration of Black History Month will comprise performances by Georgetown County high school choirs and a troupe and singer Peggy Shivers from Colorado. A $10 donation is requested, going toward the council’s youth outreach programs. 520-0744 or
• Hadassah Carolina Mizrah will have a wine-tasting, 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, at Carolina Vineyards, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, with seven Carolina-made wines. Admission is $15 per individual or $25 for two, and proceeds benefit Hadassah programs worldwide. Send a check, made out to Hadassah Carolina Mizrah, to Wendy Margulies, 470 Colonial Trace Drive, Longs, SC 29568. Details at 399-3106.


Many more Valentine’s events

Valentine’s Day fell this year on a Thursday, but more outings await to celebrate in a style Cupid might like:

• Carolina Improv Company, based at Uptown in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. For adults: “Cupid’s Comedy Capers” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday,for $14; and “Trashy Novel” 9 p.m. Saturday, for $10 or free with purchase to previous show that night. 272-4242 or
• “Holidays on the Boardwalk” for Valentine’s Day, by the Oceanfront Merchants Association on the Myrtle Beach boardwalk, with “2 for 1” specials 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 9 a.m.-8 a.m. Saturday. Coupons at include two SkyWheel adult tickets for $20, and “2 for 1” admission for all five Ripley’s Myrtle Beach attractions for smooching. Entertainment by The Carolina Vocals and David Chaney’s Elvis tributes also are planned. More details at 704-604-7868.
• Valentine’s Dinner & Dance” with Tru Sol, 7 p.m. Friday at House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. $65 per person in parties of four or more, or $75 per person in a couple, which includes a gift certificate for a 2013 concert of choice, and tax and gratuity. 272-3000 or
• Learn classic Italian italics handwriting, for wedding invitations, gift tags and other special correspondence, in a calligraphy class 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Georgetown County Library’s main branch, 405 Cleland St., Georgetown, with Natasha Lawrence, a professional calligrapher for the Historic Charleston Foundation and an instructor at the Charleston Museum. Fee $10. Sign up by calling 545-3303.
• “Chocolate & Champagne for the Creatures,” 5-9 p.m. Saturday at The Cooper House, 6011 Dick Pond Road, Socastee, benefiting SC-CARES (Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary), 236 Abbeville Drive, north of Georgetown, for $30 individual or $50 couple. Tickets available at Sweeties, 707 Front St., Georgetown, and by calling 546-7893 or visiting
• Grand Strand Beach Ballroom Dancers, social dance 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, for $7; bring snacks for your table only; maximum eight people per table. 903-3765.
• Two sister entities in Brunswick County have programs. Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C., “Venus & Mars: Love & War,” a summary of myths and facts about Earth’s neighboring planets, after each Sky Theater show Friday-Saturday – “Astronaut” at 1 p.m., “Dynamic Earth” 2 p.m., “Zula Patrol: Under The Weather” (especially geared to young children) 3 p.m., and “Tales of the Maya Skies” 4 p.m.; and the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 11 a.m. Saturday for Valentine’s Day, “Coastal Connections: Animals That Mate for Life.” The museum’s open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Each planetarium show and museum admission is $8 adults, $6 ages 60 and older, and students; and $4 ages 3-4. Reach museum at 910-579-1016, planetarium at 910-575-0033, or visit
• “Chocolate & Wine Pairing,” also in North Carolina, by Silver Coast Winery with the Newfoundland Chocolate Company of Canada – Sampling of two chocolate bars with different wines with seatings at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday at the winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach; and 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Sunday at Silver Coast’s The Tasting Room, 105 S. Howe St., Southport. Each is $15, and reservations are required; call 910-287-2800 or 910-777-5151, respectively. More details at 910-287-2800.

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