THE WEEK AHEAD
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Holiday performances winding down
Chances are dwindling to catch this year’s holiday shows. Many took a break for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day but resume Wednesday. For the full list, including performance times, go to www.myrtlebeachonline.com/kicks.• “Rock Around the Clock” and “Christmas on Ice,” Palace Theatre, Broadway at the Beach
• “Christmas at Pirates Voyage Fun, Feast & Adventure,” on U.S. 17 Bypass, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach
• “The Carolina Opry Christmas Special,” at Calvin Gilmore Theatre, U.S. 17 Business, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach
• “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show,” 7:30 p.m. (also Sunday) at Alabama Theatre, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.
• Carolina Improv Company’s “Whose Holiday Is It Anyway?” at Uptown Theater, by Bass Pro Shops in Myrtle Beach mall
Fiscal cliff negotiations continue
Members of Congress are expected to return to Washington, D.C., Thursday to work to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. If the White House and Congress are unable to reach an agreement by year’s end, by law the across-the-board tax hikes and spending cuts will go into effect.
Beach Ball tips off
Some of the top high school basketball talent from across the country convenes at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from Wednesday through Dec. 31 for the Beach Ball Classic. Local teams in the field this year include Myrtle Beach, Socastee and first-time participant St. James.
Voice opinions on S.C. 707/S.C. 31 project
The last day to submit public comment to the S.C. Department of Transportation on the extension of S.C. 31 to S.C. 707, which is also being widened, Friday. To share comments, visit www.scdot.org/inside/public_hearings.aspx.