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An ensemble struts a country and Western flair in the 41st annual “High Steppin’ Country” revue, which opens June 15, with shows at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Sept. 2 in Lakewood Camping Resort’s Theater by the Sea, 5901 S. Kings Highway, between Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach, about a mile north of S.C. 544. Buy tickets at 843-447-7343, and park near the entrance, to right of the Camping Connection building, for shuttles available starting at 7 p.m.
An ensemble struts a country and Western flair in the 41st annual “High Steppin’ Country” revue, which opens June 15, with shows at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Sept. 2 in Lakewood Camping Resort’s Theater by the Sea, 5901 S. Kings Highway, between Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach, about a mile north of S.C. 544. Buy tickets at 843-447-7343, and park near the entrance, to right of the Camping Connection building, for shuttles available starting at 7 p.m. Courtesy photo

NEXT WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY | 06.14, 06.15

‘Cool Summer Evenings,’ ‘High Steppin’ Country’ begin for summer

▪ “Cool Summer Evenings,” at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach (open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily), with gardens open until 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, June 14-Aug. 11, and free with admission, which lasts seven days: $16 ages 13-64, $14 ages 65 and older, $8 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger. Concerts at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays: Vocal Edition June 14, Mike Frost Band June 16, Indigo Choral Society June 21, Paul Grimshaw Band June 23 and July 21, Foreclosures Band June 28, Stirling Bridge June 30, Alan Bibey Project July 5, Sea Cruz July 7, High Steppin’ Country July 12, Shem Creek Boogie Band July 14, U “N” I featuring Denny Hess July 19, Steelin’ Time July 26, Rich Johnson Band July 28, Prettier Than Matt Aug. 2, Oracle Blue Aug. 4, Reggie Sullivan Band Aug. 9, and Tru Sol Aug. 11. Also, on Thursdays: Butterfly Field activities at 5 p.m., Ron Daise orating stories at 6 p.m., and for extra $8 for adults, $4 children, “A Pirate Adventure” boat rides at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. 843-235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org/CoolSummerEvenings.html.

▪ 41st annual “High Steppin’ Country” revue, opening June 15 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Sept. 2 in Lakewood Camping Resort’s Theater by the Sea, 5901 S. Kings Highway, between Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach, about a mile north of S.C. 544. $10 ages 13 and older, $5 for children 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger. Park near entrance, to right of the Camping Connection building, for shuttles available starting at 7 p.m. 843-447-7343.

THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS | Through 06.25

‘Steel Magnolias’ closes Stage Left Theatre Company season

Stage Left Theatre Company will close its fourth season in The Market Common with “Steel Magnolias.”

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through June 25. Tickets are $21 general admission; and $18 active-duty military, veterans and students.

Also, auditions for singers for “Curtains Up!” a Broadway revue – for shows in July and August – will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the theater, 3064 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, between Nevers and Lewis streets, next to Coastal Dance Centre.

The 2017-18 main stage season will comprise “The Cemetery Club” Sept. 21-Oct. 8, “Home for Christmas” world premiere Nov. 30-Dec. 17, “Same Time, Next Year” Feb. 1-18, “The Fox on the Fairway” April 5-22, and “As Long As We Both Shall Live” June 14-July 1.

Details at 843-232-0339 or www.stagelefttheatremb.com.

MONDAYS-SATURDAYS | Through 06.22

Galleries in Brunswick County paint spotlight on pottery

Both of these sites are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays:

▪ At Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash – “Tarheel Wandering: a Journey in Black & White,” sgraffito pottery by Raine Middleton, through July 29; and “POV: Abstraction,” with abstract acrylic paintings by gallery owner Ginny Lassiter, through July 8. 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.

▪ At Franklin Square Gallery, 130 E. West St., Southport – Through June 22, featured artists, Kimberly Smittle-Caroon’s students from classes at the Brunswick Community College Art Center – with their assignment, “Coils Gone Wild!” to create pots that incorporate coils somewhere in the design – and works by Anne McMath, a watercolors painter. 910-457-5450 or www.franklinsquaregallery.com.

▪ Also, join the fourth annual “Plein Air-Wet Paint Day” and Art and Craft Show,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (rain date Sunday) at Jewelry by Wendy, 10152 Beach Drive, Calabash. Free to see; $20 to paint, with box lunch included. 910-575-0024 or www.jewelrybywendy.com.

MONDAYS-SATURDAYS | Through 09.04

Museum of Coastal Carolina summer programs include lecture series

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is in summer mode through Sept. 4, open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Special programs, free with admission, include:

▪ “Touch Tank Feedings” – Help docents feed live animals, 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

▪ Ocean Reef Explorer and Gyotaku Fish Printing – Learn about marine animals, then make a fish print using a Japanese technique called Gyotaku, 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

▪ “Sand Bar Lecture Series,” 6 p.m. Tuesdays, with Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter and “Migrating Water Birds” on June 13, “Sharks!” June 20, “Plastic Pollution and the Collapse of Ocean Ecosystems” June 27, “The History of Ocean Isle Beach: 10,000 BC to Today” July 4, “The Widow Spy” July 11, “A Rare Titantic Family” July 18, “Out of Hiding” July 25, “All About Beer 2” Aug. 1, “The Cuban Missile Crisis” Aug. 8, “Honey Bees Endangered” Aug. 15, “The Green Swamp” Aug. 22, and “Core Sounders” movie Aug. 29.

▪ “Spiny Lobsters” – Learn about theuir interesting features, habitat and life-cycle habits, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Find the museum at 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. Admission is $9.50 ages 13-61, $8.50 ages 62 and older, $7.50 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger. Details at 910-579- 1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org.

MOVIES ON WEDNESDAYS | Through 07.19

Learn local history with museum’s free movies, photo exhibit

See a documentary with quite the Carolina touch, at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Horry County Museum, 805 Main St., Conway, which is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, with free admission.

The schedule comprises “Carolina Stories: A History of Surfing in South Carolina” June 14; “Carolina Stories: The Last Ride – Memories of the Myrtle Beach Pavilion” June 21; “Birth of a Nation: The Making of the Declaration of Independence” June 28; and more “Carolina Stories” with “Jail, No Bail” on July 5, “The Last Auction” July 12 and “Finding Clovis” July 19.

Also, in an exhibit through December, take in “Historic Horry County Photographs,” spanning more than a century.

Details at 843-915-5320 or www.horrycountymuseum.org.

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