SATURDAY | 02.04
‘Free Family Day’ marks Chinese New Year – for Rooster
A Chinese New Year “Free Family Day” celebration, for the Year of the Rooster, is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach.
All-day events will include your name in Chinese calligraphy, paper folding and cutting, and new year cake and chopsticks, and such children’s workshops as lanterns, a rooster hand print mural, and rooster masks.
Scheduled activities include a parade and lion awakening opening ceremony with Mint Hill Kung Fu School at 11 a.m., storytelling with Joan Leotta 11:30 a.m., tai-chi demonstration at noon, vegetable carving with Eric Wagner and Nan Black 12:30 p.m., musical performances 1 p.m., “Why the Soldier Smiled” talk with Leotta 1:15, ice sculpture demo with Wagner 1:30, chi gong demo with Jimmy Revell 2 p.m., acupuncture talk with Jennifer M. Kiser 2:15, martial arts demo with Mint Hill 2:30, and lion-goes-to-sleep closing ceremony 3 p.m.
Details at 843-238-2510 or myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
SATURDAY | 02.04
Ms. South Carolina Senior America caps afternoon with crown
At the annual Ms. South Carolina Senior America Reception, Show and Crowning, see Lunda Cornelius, a principal actress and the youth theater director at Theatre of the Republic in Conway, honored for 2017. Gather at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Barefoot Resort Residents Club, 3100 Marsh Glen Drive, near North Myrtle Beach. Admission is free.
The reigning Ms. South Carolina Senior America, Pamela Cannon Cook, an entertainer and talent coach in Myrtle Beach, will crown Cornelius, a mezzo-soprano who’s among the scheduled performers, with Marlisa Kay Small, Ms. Senior USA South Carolina 2018, who will sing the national anthem, and Chandler McCune, from St. James High School, in the Burgess community.
Joe G. Flowers Jr., local executive director of the Greater Grand Strand Miss America and Outstanding Teen Scholarship Preliminary Pageants, also said those pageants slated for this weekend were canceled because of “lack of participation by required deadlines.”
Special guests will include Ashlyn Laney, Miss Myrtle Beach Teen 2016, from Socastee High School. Flowers called her “so accomplished and such the total package when it comes to the perfect contestant and title holder in every respect.” Kathy Laney said her daughter appreciated a slew of honors this past year, including “countless volunteer hours for Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand,” making the top 10 for Miss South Carolina Teen, and receiving a bronze-level Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.
Details at 843-390-0192, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, TUESDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 02.04, 02.07, 02.09
Special outings include three benefits, starting with plunge
▪ Annual “Myrtle Beach Polar Plunge – Freezin’ for a Reason” – benefiting Special Olympics South Carolina, based in Irmo (so-sc.org) – 2 p.m. Saturday (festivities open at 10 a.m., with costume parade and contest at 12:30 p.m.) at Sands Ocean Club, 9550 Shore Drive, Myrtle Beach. Registration $50 minimum donation. 843-446-5820, polarplungesc.com, or email email@example.com.
▪ Ninth annual “Chocolate & Champagne for the Creatures,” benefiting SC-CARES (S.C. Coastal Animal Rescue and Educational Sanctuary), near Georgetown, 5-9 p.m. Saturday at Flo’s Place, 3797 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Advance only: $30 individual, $50 couple 843-546-7893 or www.sc-cares.org.
▪ Fourth annual “Father-Daughter Dance,” for girls of all ages and their father, grandfather, uncle or other special men, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Ripley’s Aquarium, at Broadway at the Beach, on 29th Avenue in Myrtle Beach. Plus tax, $39.99 couple, and $12.99 each additional child. Reservations required at 843-916-0888 or 800-734-8888, ext. 3238 or 3272. www.ripleysaquarium.com.
▪ Annual Pancake Supper for North Myrtle Beach Lions Club, 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Golden Griddle Pancake House, 508 Main St., North Myrtle Beach. $7.50 ages 13 and older, otherwise $4. 843-399-6880, or host venue at 843-249-2227.
▪ “FPC Promenades” Concert Series, 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at First Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, with Benjamin Beilman on violin, with Andrew Tyson on piano (also, at 1 p.m. Feb. 16: Andre Courville, bass-baritone, with Danielle Orlando on piano). If available, tickets sold 15 minutes at door before concert, for $15. 843-448-4496 or www.fpcconcerts.com.
SATURDAY | 02.04
Escape to Wilmington for ‘DocuTime’ film festival
Escape for the 14th annual “DocuTime” one-day documentary film festival, Saturday in the King Hall Auditorium at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, 601 S. College Road (U.S. 117) about 1 mile south of Market Street (U.S. 17 Business).
The productions comprise U.S.-made films and others from around the world: “Life, Animated” and “Sun Dancer” at 9:30 a.m., “Sonita” (filmed in Germany) 11:30 a.m.; shorts “Mile 19,” “Barbarian Press” (Canada), “The Great Theatre,” and “The Art of Flying” (Netherlands) 1:30 p.m.; and “Song of Lahore” (Pakistan) 3:15-5 p.m.
Tickets, plus tax, are $7 general admission per film block or $22 an all-day pass; senior rates $5 and $20, respectively.
Details at UNCW’s Fisher Student Center, 910-962-4045.
SUNDAY, TUESDAY | 02.05, 02.07
Piano, guitar, film series alternate at CCU
Coastal Carolina University will tap keys and into film and guitars for entertainment in the next week, all 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:
▪ “Piano Series I,” with Paolo Andre Gualdi, an Italian born professor at Francis Marion University in Florence, 4 p.m. Sunday in Edwards Recital Hall. $7.
▪ “War & Society Film Series,” 5 p.m. in The Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Studio Union A-110, and set in World War II: “La Rafle (The Roundup)” Tuesday (and “The Counterfeiters,” 5 p.m. Feb. 28). Free (no ticket required).
▪ “Guitar Series I,” 7:CCU “Guitar Studio Recital,” with students taught by Daniel Hull, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Edwards Recital Hall, for $7 (and Tom Conlon’s “Songs and Stories from a Road Less Traveled,” Feb. 23, for $17).