SATURDAY-NEXT THURSDAY | 01.05-01.10
Stand-up comedy workshop
Manny Oliveira, who performs on the Grand Strand several times a year, will give a workshop for aspiring students of stand-up comedy, to teach the process of creating, writing and performing stage acts.
The classes are daily Saturday through Wednesday, with a showcase by all the participants at 8 p.m. next Thursday, all at Comedy Cabana, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach.
Also, at the Cabana, Basile takes the stage Friday for two nights through Saturday, with Sean O’Neil opening. Show times are 8 and 10:15 p.m. daily, and tickets are $15.
FRIDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS | Opening 01.04, 01.08, 01.10
New outlets to learn dancing
Two new sources for dance lessons will step into action in the next week.www.myrtlebeachpresbyterianchurch.org
Also, square dancing is 6-8:30 p.m. Fridays through Feb. 22 at Shallotte Middle School, and 1-3:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 10-April 25 at Leland Community Building-1490 Village Road N.E.; and the Square Dance Club Plus Club meets 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Town Creek Park Community Building, 6420 Ocean Highway E., Winnabow.
Pre-registration required for all classes at 910-253-2583.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 01.04-01.05
Student rock bands hit the House of Blues
Catch a winter graduation concert for six bands from Dino Capone’s School of Rock of the Forestbrook community.
The groups, with youth ages 9-18 finishing a 12-week Rockin’ Band program, are Broken Strings, Now or Never, Redefined, Rubber Bullets, Stay Tuned, and Two for Flinching.
Show time is 8 p.m. Friday at House of Blues, on U.S. 17 in Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. General admission is $6 in advance or $10 day of show.
Also on Saturday:
“Blues-A-Palooza” Concert Series featuring Legree, at 9 p.m., for free.
Details at 272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.
MONDAY-TUESDAY | 01.07-01.08
Celebrate Elvis’ birthday
Elvis Presley’s birthday is coming up Tuesday, and various parties are planned. Two confirmed events are:www.boathousemb.com www.kingshazaam.com
Details at 272-7794 or www.dickslastresort.com/domains/myrtlebeach.
Elvis would have turned 78 this year.
NEXT THURSDAY | 01.10
FPC Concert Series opens
The 27th year of the FPC Concert Series opens at 1 p.m. next Thursday with violin prodigy Benjamin Beilman, accompanied by Yekwon Sunwoo on piano.
Season tickets for all four concerts, at First Presbyterian Church; 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, are $30, or $10 at the door per date.
Beilman has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival since he was 17, he won the bronze medal at the 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and he made his Philadelphia Orchestra debut in 2009, performing Beethoven’s “Romance.”
Other scheduled performers, all at 1 p.m., are the Manhattan Piano Trio Jan. 31; Jeremy Denk, piano, Feb. 14; and “Love Songs from Opera and Broadway!” March 7. Details at 448-4496.