Arts & culture calendar for Myrtle Beach area

ALABAMA THEATRE, 4750 U.S. 17, Myrtle Beach, "The South's Grandest Christmas Show" through Jan. 1, and guest concerts such as "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline starring Gail Bliss" Jan. 14-15 and "Eddie Miles: A Salute to Elvis & Country Legends" Jan. 21. 272-1111 or 800-342-2262, or www.alabama-theatre.com.

ART & SOUL, AN ARTISAN GALLERY INC., 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in the Rainbow Harbor plaza. 839-2727.

ATLANTIC STAGE, "SantaLand Diaries" through Sunday at 79th Avenue Theatre in Coastal Carolina University Myrtle Beach Education Center, at U.S. 17 Bypass. Individuals $25, $20 ages 55 and older, and $15 students, including Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members. Other plays: "Dinner with Friends" Jan. 27-Feb. 13, and "Moonlight and Magnolias" April 28-May 15. 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.

BROOKGREEN GARDENS, U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach. "Nights of a Thousand Candles" 3-10 p.m. today and Saturday; $15 ages and older, $6 ages 4-12. Regular hours resume Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and that admission lasts seven days: $12 ages 13-64, $10 ages 65 and older, and $6 ages 4-12. 235-6000 or www.brookgreen.org.

THE CAROLINA OPRY, Myrtle Beach, "The Carolina Opry Christmas Special" through Jan. 2. 913-4000 or 800-843-6779, or www.thecarolinaopry.com.

CAROLINA MASTER CHORALE, "Hearts of Passion II: Sing Me a Love Song" Feb. 11-13. $15 advance, $20 at door, $5 students with ID. 444-5774 or www.carolina masterchorale.com .

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

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 2501 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, 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.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. $8 ages 2 and older. 946-9469 or www.cmsckids.org.

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, Conway. Various programs; 349-2040 or www.coastal.edu/cultural arts .

DANCELINK USA. Weekly dances: country couples on Wednesdays, beginner 6:30 p.m., intermediate 7, for $7 at Brick House Lounge, 415 U.S. 17 Business 17 N., Surfside Beach, at Surfside Bowling Center; and shag lessons on Tuesdays, beginner 6:30, intermediate, for $10 at DanceLinkUSA studio, 109 Cedar Ave., North Myrtle Beach. Also, first Saturday monthly: ballroom dance 7-10 p.m. for $7 at Brick House Lounge, including waltz, fox trot, cha-cha, tango, swing and rhumba. 281-1102.

"DINO'S TV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL" tribute-artist performances Saturday, Tuesday, and Dec. 28 and 30 in 2001 Entertainment Complex's Next Level Club, north of Myrtle Beach. $29 for show, $39-49 for dinner-show package. Dinner at 5 p.m., show 7. 458-1119 or 234-2229, or www.dinostvvarietyshow.com.

DOLLY PARTON'S "CHRISTMAS AT DIXIE STAMPEDE!" through Dec. 31. 497-9700 or 800-433-4401, or www.dixiestampede.com.

EBB AND FLOW ART CO-OP, 4763 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. Live music 7-9 p.m. Thursdays; group photography show Monday. 651-2386 or www.ebbandflowartco-op.com.

FESTIVE BRASS OF MYRTLE BEACH. Rehearsals at 7 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church, 904 65th Avenue N., Myrtle Beach. New members with some brass experience welcome. 293-6162 or www. festive brassofmyrtle beach.org .

FPC CONCERTS' "PROMENADES 2011," 25th season, all in First Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, at 1 p.m.: Jan. 13 with pianist Di Wu, Jan. 18 with cellist Friedrich Kleinhap and pianist Andreas Woyke playing Beethoven, Feb. 3 with Metropolitan Opera soprano Angela Brown, Feb. 18 with The Claremont Trio, March 3 with "Broadway to Opera with Love!" Season ticket $20, or $7 per show at door. 448-4496 or www.fpcconcerts.org.

FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. "Treelee MacAnn: Looking Out, Looking In," 44 works by the Coastal Carolina University arts professor, through Dec. 30; and "Alex Powers: Inquiries," 41 paintings from 20 years, through Jan. 9. Museum open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. 238-2510 or www.myrtle beach art museum.org .

FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY, 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays through Monday. Free. 910-278-7560 or www. franklin square gallery.com .

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

GRAND STRAND BEACH BALLROOM SOCIAL DANCERS, next dance Dec. 31 at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach; tickets $25, advance only. Other scheduled dances: 7-10 p.m. Jan. 10, Feb. 19, March 19 and April 16; $7 each; bring snacks for your table only. 903-3765.

GRAND STRAND BLUES SOCIETY, Music Jam/Open Mike night for area musicians at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Hideaway, 1021 Second Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach; free admission. 492-6930.

GRAND STRAND DINNER THEATER, "The Godfather's Meshuggener Wedding" New Year's Eve show 8 p.m. Dec. 31; $69. 800-733-0604 or www.grand stranddinner theater.com .

HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM, Main Street, Conway, 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, and with Holiday Open House Drop-in 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 18; 915-5320 or -365-3596. or www.horry county museum .org .

IMAX 3D MYRTLE BEACH, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. Movies include "Disney's 'A Christmas Carol,'" and opening Saturday: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I." 448-4629 or www.imax3dmb.com.

INGRAM PLANETARIUM, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C. Sky Theater programs today. Saturday, Tuesday-Thursday and Dec. 28-30: "Oasis in Space" at 1 p.m., "Astronaut Experience" at 2, "IBEX: Interstellar Boundary Explorer" at 3 (best for ages 9 and older), and "Holiday Laser" at 4. 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 .

JEFFCOAT POTTERY, 284B Koolabrew Drive, Calabash, N.C. 910-579-2400 or www.jeffcoatpottery.com.

KAMINSKI HOUSE MUSEUM, 1003 Front St., Georgetown. Free. 546-7706 or www.kaminskihousemuseum.org.

LEGENDS IN CONCERT, plans to reopen in March at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. 800-960-7469 or www.legends in concert .com .

THE LOFT AT THE HOWARD GALLERY, 532 W. Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 626-3118 or www.myrtlebeach-art.com.

LONG BAY SYMPHONY Symphony Series: "Music for the Soul: A Celebration of Spirituals, Gospel and the Orchestra" with New Arts Six at 4 p.m. Jan. 31, and "The World of the Orchestra" with The Carolina Master Chorale on March 13. $35-$45 (seniors $30-$40). 448-8379 or www. long bay symphony.com .

LOW COUNTRY PLAYERS OF THE GRAND STRAND SENIOR CENTER presents Ivan Menchell's "The Cemetery Club," about three widows who are longtime friends. 8 p.m. Jan. 28 and Feb. 4-5 and 11-12; 2 p.m. Jan. 29; and 3 p.m. Jan. 30; and Feb. 5-6 and 12-13; at the senior center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach: $12. 626-3991.

MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT, 2904 Fantasy Way, just west of Myrtle Beach. Show times vary by day. $50.95 ages 13 and older, $30.95 ages 12 and younger. 236-8080 or www.medievaltimes.com.

"METROPOLITAN OPERA 2010-11 LIVE IN HD," Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West" 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at Cinemark at Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach. $24 adults, $22 seniors, $16 children. Also: Adams' "Nixon in China" Feb. 12, and Gluck's "Iphigénie en Tauride" Feb. 26. (Encore of Verdi's "Don Carlo" 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5; $22, $20 and $15, respectively.) 839-3225, or www.cinemark.com/metropolitan_opera.asp or www.fathomevents.com.

MOTHERDUCK ART, 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.

MURRELLS INLET COMMUNITY THEATRE, 4450 Murrells Inlet Road, south of Bellamy Avenue and the U.S. Post Office. "Shirley Valentine" one-woman play (in place of "The Early Miracle"), starring Holli Heart ,Jan. 21-Feb. 6; and "The Price" March 25-April 3. $10 each. 651-4152 or www.mictheatre.com. 651-4152 or www.mictheatre.com.

THE PALACE THEATRE, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach: "Christmas on Ice" and "The Magical Spirit of Ireland" through Jan. 1, "Nuncrackers - The 'Nunsense' Christmas Musical" through Dec. 31. 448-0588 or www.palacetheatremyrtlebeach.com.

THE RICE MUSEUM, 633 Front St., Georgetown. "Perceptions" painting exhibit by Pollie Bristow, through Jan. 8. 546-7423, or e-mail thericemuseum@sc.rr.com.

RIVERTOWN BLUEGRASS SOCIETY, concerts 5 p.m. Saturday with Amick Junction and The Far City Boys at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium in Conway, part of its series on third Saturday monthly. $10 members, otherwise $12. Also, preshow jams at 3 p.m. for any acoustic player; no electric instruments except bass. 457-2854 or www.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com.

SEACOAST ART GUILD, gallery open 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily at Applewood Pancake House, Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach. 357-2626 or www.seacoastartistguild.com.

SILVER COAST WINERY, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., exhibit 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 Johnny Mac & the Booty Ranch on Jan. 15, with dinner at 6 p.m. and concert at 7:30, at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St.; proceeds benefit local music programs. $20 members, otherwise $25, which includes a pot-luck dinner and beverages. E-mail reservations to info@southbysoutheast.org or southxsoutheast@aol.com. Also: 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. 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, "Holiday on Main Street: Tis the Season" 8 p.m. today-Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $18 advance, $20 at door. Other shows: "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.lets dance myrtle beach.com .

UPTOWN THEATER/CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY. "The 12 Improv Games of Christmas" through Dec. 23, and various classes. 272-4242, www.carolinaimprov.com and www.UptownMB.com.

USA DANCE GRAND STRAND CHAPTER 6024, ballroom dance classes Wednesdays at the Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach: intermediate at 7 p.m. with American and Latin dances, and beginners at 8. 283-0007 or 602-7197. Next social ballroom dance, 7-10 p.m. Jan. 29; $7 members, otherwise $10. 347-3804 or 238-1261, or www.USADanceGrand Strand.org .