Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Feb. 23

02/22/2013 5:00 PM

02/19/2013 11:33 AM

Go ‘Shuckin’ at roast

The “Shuckin’ on the Strand” fifth annual oyster roast, by gsSCENE, with all-you-can-eat-oysters, a plate of barbecue and side dishes, and entertainment by DJ Lex Diamond and MB Country. Details at 916-7240 or

Details | noon-4 p.m. at Hot Fish Club, 4911 U.S. 17 Business S., Murrells Inlet, for $25.

Play salutes Tubman

See “Becoming Harriet,” Natalie E. Daise’s hourlong, solo performance about Harriet Tubman, the former slave-turned abolitionist, Union spy, and conductor of the Underground Railroad. Free with admission, but reservations required at 235-6016. More details at

Details | 1 and 3 p.m. at Brookgreen Gardens (open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.), on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, for which admission lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12.

‘Oscar Marathon’ at mall

The “2013 Oscar Marathon” continues with a block of movies nominated for best picture, all rated R: “Argo” at 1 p.m.; “Silver Linings Playbook” 3:20; “Zero Dark Thirty” 5:30; and “Django Unchained” 8:20. Details at 839-3225 or

Details | at Cinemark at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach, for $30 for the block

See sword swallower

For World Sword Swallower’s Day, Erik Kloecker will show off sword swallowing skills in a free performance at 1:30 p.m., with an official “swallow” at 2:23:13 p.m. to coincide with the 2/23/13 date. Details at 448-2331, and

Details | Outside of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, 901 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., for which admission is $14.99 for ages 12 and older, $9.99 ages 3-11, and free ages 2 and younger.

‘Broadway Rocks!’ concert

LaKisha Jones, a former “American Idol” finalist, and two Broadway stars – Doug LaBrecque and Anne Runolfsson, will join the Long Bay Symphony, with extra voices from the Carolina Master Chorale, for a “Broadway Rocks!” concert, benefiting Myrtle Beach Rotary Club ( Details at 448-8379 or

Details | 7:30 p.m. at Myrtle Beach High School, on Grissom Parkway, between 29th and 38th avenues North, for $40, $45 or $50.

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