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 George Jones on Saturday; The Lettermen, 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. today-Saturday and Oct. 7-9 and 14-16; and 3 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 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 2001Entertainment 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 www.thecarolinaopry.com for a complete schedule and ticket prices.

THE CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE, opens its 2010-11 season with three performances of "Ain't it a Pretty Night ... at the Opera," 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach, N.C., 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Myrtle Beach, and 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at First United Methodist Church in Conway. $15 advance, $20 at door. 444-5774 or www.carolinamasterchorale.com.

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 www.coastal.edu/bryanart gallery .

CULTURAL COUNCIL OF GEORGETOWN COUNCIL, "Chocolate Sunday," an annual fundraiser for youth programming, 4-6:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of Rich and Caroline Drummond, in the Prince George Riverside community in Pawleys Island. Performances by various Young Treasures Scholarship Competition winners. $50. 237-3035, www.culturalcouncil.info, or e-mail rscottjacob@aol.com.

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 or 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 Avenue North, 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 from Skip Hogan at 293-6162 or festivebrassofmyrtlebeach.org.

FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. "A Survey of Gee's Bend Quilts," in final three days, ending Sunday, including a docent-led tour at 2 p.m. Sunday. "Treelee MacAnn: Looking Out, Looking In," 44 works by the Coastal Carolina University arts professor, opening Saturday, continuing through Dec. 30; artist reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Museum open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. 238-2510 or www .myrtlebeachartmuseum.org .

FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY, 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. 2010 Class Show, for which all the adult students from the gallery's various classes present their latest work, continues through Oct. 30; also The Associated Artists of Southport in an accompanying Members Show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Free. 910-278-7560 or www.franklin squaregallery.com .

FREEWOODS FARM, Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in the Burgess community. 650-9139. www.FreewoodsFarm.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 "Carolina Moon," with music by Karen & Carl. Bring snacks for your table only. People who aren't ballroom dancers also are invited. $7. Other scheduled dances: Nov. 20, Dec. 31 (tickets $25), Jan. 10, Feb. 19, March 19 and April 16. 903-3765.

GRAND STRAND OPERA WORKSHOP presents a DVD showing of George and Ira Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at the HTC auditorium, at Carolina Forest Boulevard and River Oaks Drive in Carolina Forest. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free for members, otherwise $6. 385-3963 or www.gsow.net.

HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM, Main Street, Conway, 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, 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 www.myrtlebeach-art.com.

LONG BAY SYMPHONY, 23rd season opens at 4 p.m. Sunday 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 www.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.

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 palace theatremyrtlebeach.com .

THE RICE MUSEUM, 633 Front St., Georgetown, 32nd annual member exhibition of the Georgetown County Watercolor Society through Saturday. 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. Monday 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.

SEACOAST ARTIST GUILD, general meeting at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Inlet Square Community Room, Murrells Inlet. Jan Haga of the Howard Gallery will discuss "New Trends." Also, seventh annual Art Show & Sale Oct. 15-23 in Inlet Square's center court, with reception and awards presentation 6-8 p.m. Oct. 15. www.seacoast artistguild.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.

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 beginning 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, and "Titanic" April 6-24. 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.letsdancemyrtle beach.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. Next social ballroom dance has a Halloween theme, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 29, with pre-dance lesson at 6:30, and a prize for best costume. Bring refreshments to share. $7 for members, otherwise $10. 347-3804 or 238-1261. More club info at www.USADance GrandStrand.org .