Arts, culture calendar for Myrtle Beach area

ALABAMA THEATRE, 4750 U.S. 17, Myrtle Beach, presents "One the Show" several nights weekly and guest concerts such as the Coasters, Drifters and Platters, Saturday; George Jones, Oct. 2; The Letterman. Oct. 9; and Tim Conway & Friends, Oct. 16. 272-1111 or www.alabama-theatre.com.

APPLEWOOD PANCAKE HOUSE, 14361 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach. Seacoast Artist Guild Gallery open 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily with work by area artists. All art for sale. 357-2626 or www.seacoastartistguild.com.

ATLANTIC STAGE, 79th Avenue Theatre in Coastal Carolina University Myrtle Beach Education Center, at U.S. 17 Bypass, opens its 2010-11 season with "Three Viewings," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, and Oct. 1-2, 7-9 and 14-16; and 3 p.m. Oct. 3, 10 and 17. Individuals $25, $20 ages 55 and older, and $15 students, including Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members; subscriptions and season passes also available. Other plays: "The Glass Menagerie" Nov. 16-Dec. 5, "Santaland Diaries" Dec. 14-19, "Dinner with Friends" Jan. 27-Feb. 13, and "Moonlight and Magnolias" April 28-May 15. 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.

JEFF BRADLEY, a comedian who has performed on all seven continents, presents "Comedy +" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays with standup, stunts and illusion, at 2001 Entertainment Complex Starlight Room, 920 Lake Arrowhead Road, just north of Myrtle Beach. $18 adults, $8 children, $45 family package. 234-2229 or www.jeffbradley.org.

BROOKGREEN GARDENS, U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach. National Sculpture Society's 77th annual Awards Exhibition through Oct. 31. Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience, with dozens of species of butterflies native to the Southeast, through October; $3 for adults and $2 for children in addition to regular garden admission, which lasts seven days: $12 ages 13-64, $10 ages 65 and older, and $6 ages 4-12. Regular garden hours 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 235-6000 or www.brookgreen.org.

BRUNSWICK LITTLE THEATRE, presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at Brunswick Community College's Odell Williamson Auditorium in Supply, N.C., with material geared to adults, perhaps for mature, older teens. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-16 and 22-23, and 3 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24. $10 and $15. 910-368-6261, or 800-754-1050, ext. 416; or www.brunswicklittletheatre.com.

THE CAROLINA OPRY, Myrtle Beach, presents shows "The Carolina Opry," "Good Vibrations" and "Light." Call 800-843-6779 or visit thecarolinaopry.com for a complete schedule and ticket prices.

C.B. BERRY COMMUNITY CENTER, Highway 179, Little River, hosts Three O'Clock Thursdays featuring the National Wildlife Federation Video Series at 3 p.m. Thursdays. Free popcorn and sodas available. 249-4157.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 2501 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, has continuing exhibits including "Every Body Eats," 800 square feet of 12 interactive areas such as "Shaking the Salt Habit," "Veggie Power," "Supermarket Nutrition" and a "Dinner Theater." 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. $8 ages 2 and older. 946-9469.

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY REBECCA RANDALL BRYAN ART GALLERY, "Faculty Biennial exhibit," with works by 17 CCU art professors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Oct. 15. 349-3466 or coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.

DINO'S TV VARIETY SHOW features performances Tuesdays and Thursdays in the 2001 Entertainment Complex's Next Level Club, Myrtle Beach. $29 for the show, $49 for dinner-show package. Dinner at 5 p.m., show at 7. 458-1119, 234-2229 or www.dinostvvarietyshow.com.

EBB AND FLOW ART CO-OP, 4763 U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet, hosts Live Music Thursdays 7-9 p.m. with Phyllis Tanner Frye, Steve Russel and other local musicians. 651-2386.

FESTIVE BRASS OF MYRTLE BEACH, rehearsals for fall-winter season at 7 p.m. Mondays at the north campus of First United Methodist Church, 904 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. This British-style brass band presents a variety of music from Sousa marches to show tunes and light classics. New members with some brass experience are invited to join the group. Details at 293-6162 or festivebrassofmyrtlebeach.org.

FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, presents "A Survey of Gee's Bend Quilts with Linda Day Clark: The Gee's Bend Photographs," for last full week through Oct. 3, and "A Sense of Time; A Sense of Place," through Sunday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. (Also: watercolor classes taught by Susan Duke, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, $84 for six classes; 251-3877.) 238-2510 or myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY, 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C., features artists Claire Sallenger Martin of Supply. N.C., and Rebecca Pierre of Oak Island, N.C., through Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Free. 910-278-7560 or www.franklinsquaregallery.com.

FREEWOOD FARMS, Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in the Burgess community. 650-9139 or f reewoodsfarm.com.

GRAND STRAND BEACH BALLROOM SOCIAL DANCERS will have their next dance of the 2010 season 7-10 p.m. Oct. 16, at the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Theme is "Days of Wine and Roses," with music provided by Ed Brown. Decorations, and everyone, including people who aren't ballroom dancers, are invited. $7. Other scheduled dances: Nov. 20, Dec. 31 (tickets $25), Jan. 10, Feb. 19, March 19 and April 16. 903-3765.

HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM, Main Street, Conway, has extended the "Tobacco Heritage in Horry County" exhibit through September and has continuous exhibits of American Indians, wildlife, birds of prey, turpentine history, the Waccamaw River, Influential Women of Conway, the logging industry and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Also, L.W. Paul Living History Farm, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, off U.S. 701, north of Conway, is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; 915-5320 or www.horrycountymuseum.org.

INGRAM PLANETARIUM, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C. The Sky Theater programs: "Oasis in Space" at 1 p.m., "Astronaut Experience" at 2, "Seven Wonders" at 3, and "IBEX: Interstellar Boundary Explorer" at 4 (best for ages 9 and older) Fridays and Saturdays. Also, rock 'n' roll laser shows at 5 and 6 p.m. on the third Friday and Saturday monthly. Per show: $8 ages 17 and older, $6 for seniors and ages 3-16. 910-575-0033 or www.ingramplanetarium.com.

LEGENDS IN CONCERT, 301 U.S. 17 Business S., Surfside Beach. Tribute artists to the Blues Brothers, Sammy Davis Jr., Bette Midler, Elvis Presley and Conway Twitty. $34.95-$39.95 ($14.95-$19.95 children). 238-7827 or www.legendsinconcert.com.

THE LOFT AT THE HOWARD GALLERY, 532 W. Broadway St., Myrtle Beach, features paintings by Carol Belcher, Elaine Bigelow, Sue Coley, Judy O'Brien, Joanne Ross and Jan Wurst, with collage, origami and ceramics by Millie Doud, photos by Suzanne Gaff, and photos and jewelry by Kelly Mezzapelle. 626-3118 or myrtlebeach-art.com.

LONG BAY SYMPHONY, 23rd season opens at 4 p.m. Oct. 3 with its symphony series premiere, "The Planets" featuring violinist Jessica Lee. Also: "Symphonic Blockbusters" featuring guest artist pianist Gleb Ivanov on Nov. 7, "Music for the Soul: A Celebration of Spirituals, Gospel and the Orchestra" featuring New Arts Six on Jan. 31, and "The World of the Orchestra" featuring The Carolina Master Chorale on March 13. Season tickets $105-$145 (seniors $95-$125) and single tickets $35-$45 (seniors $30-$40). 448-8379 or longbaysymphony.com.

MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT, 2904 Fantasy Way, just west of Myrtle Beach. Show times vary by day. $48.95 ages 13 and older, $29.95 ages 12 and younger. 236-8080 or www.medievaltimes.com.

"METROPOLITAN OPERA 2010-11 LIVE IN HD," season opener, Wagner's "Das Rheingold," a new production, 1 p.m. Oct. 9 (encore at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27), at Cinemark at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach. $24 adults, $22 seniors, $16 children (encore $22, $20 and $15, respectively). 839-3225, or www.cinemark.com/metropolitan_opera.asp or www.fathomevents.com. Other dates: Mussorgsky's "Boris Godunov" Oct. 23, Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" Nov. 13, and Verdi's "Don Carlo" Dec. 11.

MOTHERDUCK ART, opening a nonjuried, co-op gallery for artists of all ages and styles with changing exhibits; meeting and potluck 7 p.m. Thursdays in Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach. Free. 568-1747.

MYRTLE BEACH YOUTH THEATRE, free sampling of two-part drama/acting workshops for area youth in grades 5-12, and a second, separate group for children in grades 2-4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 2, at the Gilmore Theatre (home of The Carolina Opry). E-mail reservations to productions@myrtlebeachyouth theatre.com . Regular program fees are $35 per week for 20 weeks, which include participation in a Christmas play and Spring Broadway Junior Musical.

THE PALACE THEATRE, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, presents shows such as "Le Grande Cirque - Adrenaline," through Oct. 23; "The Magical Spirit of Ireland," through Jan. 1; and "Christmas on Ice," Nov. 1-Jan. 1. 448-0588 or palacetheatremyrtlebeach.com.

THE RICE MUSEUM, 633 Front St., Georgetown, 32nd annual member exhibition of the Georgetown County Watercolor Society through Oct. 2. Free. Also, entries for "Just Art," a judged art exhibition open to all painters 18 and older in South Carolina and surrounding states, will be accepted 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 4 in Prevost Gallery, 633 Front St., Georgetown; opening reception and awards ceremony 2-4 p.m. Oct. 29, then exhibit continues through Nov. 27. The exhibit will open with a reception and award presentations 2-4 p.m. Oct. 9 and continue through Nov. 27. Details at 546-7423, or e-mail thericemuseum@sc.rr.com.

SILVER COAST WINERY, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., exhibiting works by Amy Hautman through Jan. 15. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays. 910-287-2800 or www.silvercoastwinery.com.

SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST, presents The Last Waltz Ensemble ( www.lastwaltztribute.com), with dinner at 6 p.m. and concert at 7:30 Saturday, at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St., with proceeds going to local music programs. $20 members, otherwise $25, which includes a potluck dinner and beverages. E-mail reservations to info@southbysoutheast.org or southxsoutheast@aol.com. Other scheduled concerts: Mike Farris on Dec. 4, Johnny Mac & the Booty Ranch on Jan. 15, and The Randall Bramblett Band on March 5. More details at 222-7573 or 455-6499.

SUNSET RIVER MARKETPLACE, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. Acrylic and mixed media abstract expressionism on canvas by Sterling Edwards of Hendersonville, N.C., through Oct. 30. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.

SURFSIDE BEACH CIVIC CENTER, Surfside Beach, has beginners line dancing classes 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays and high beginner/easy intermediate line dancing 6-9 p.m. Mondays. $3. 651-4603.

THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC, at Main Street Theatre in Conway, continues its 2010-11 season with "Into the Woods" at 8 p.m. Oct. 13-16, 20-23 and 29-30, and 3 p.m. Oct. 10, 17 and 31. $18 advance, $20 at door. Other shows: "Holiday on Main Street: Tis' the Season" Dec. 8-19, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" Feb. 9-27, "Titanic" April 6-24, and "Miss Saigon" June 8-26. 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.

TROPICAL/LATIN DANCE PARTY, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. second and fourth Saturday monthly, with such styles as merengue, salsa and bachata, at Surfside Bowling Center's Brick House Lounge, 510 U.S. 17 Business, Surfside Beach. $10. 808-1634 or www.letsdance myrtlebeach.com .

USA DANCE GRAND STRAND CHAPTER 6024, ballroom dance classes every Wednesday evening at the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Intermediate class 7 p.m. with instruction in American and Latin dances including tango; beginners class at 8 p.m., with instruction in waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha and swing. Pre-registration is not required. 283-0007 or 602-7197. More club info at usadancegrandstrand.org.