Benefit concert, new art exhibit at CCU
Coastal Carolina University has two special events, on the main campus, accessed from U.S. 501 or S.C. 544 in Conway. Details at 843-349-2787 (ARTS) or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts:
▪ “Playing for Hope: A Musical Fundraiser to Assist Our Neighbors in Need,” with CCU music students and faculty in solo, chamber and ensemble performances – for recovery efforts for local and international groups facing adversity resulting from Hurricane Matthew, in the Carolinas and Haiti – 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. Free; donations encouraged. Details at 843-349-2352, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Opening of “Portfolios: Senior Exhibition” with works by graduating seniors with degrees in studio art and graphic design, Monday-Dec. 16, in Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, in Edwards College. Reception, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Free. 843-349-6454 (call to arrange up-close parking for anyone with a disability or mobility matter) or www.coastal.edu/gallery.
Festive Brass plays merrily for evening
Festive Brass of Myrtle Beach presents one more Christmas concert. Details at 843-360-9446, 843-750-0982 or www.festivebrassofmyrtlebeach.org.
Details: 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 706 14th Ave. S, North Myrtle Beach. Free.
Brookgreen Gardens also open in daytime
Brookgreen Gardens is open daily outside of its annual “Nights of a Thousand Candles” – which is 3-10 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Dec. 17, and a finale Dec. 18, with its own advance-only admission rate (call 888-718-4253) – and the exhibits “Holiday Memories of Yesteryear: Nostalgia, Beauty, and Fun,” with electric model trains, and “A Forest Sanctuary,” in a horticulture theme, continue through Jan. 2. Details at 843-235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at gardens, on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park; regular admission, which lasts seven consecutive regular days: $16 ages 13-64, $14 ages 65 and older, $8 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger.