FESTIVE BRASS OF MYRTLE BEACH. New members welcome: Rehearsals 7 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church, 904 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 293-6162 or festivebrassofmyrtlebeach.org.
GRAND STRAND HARMONY CHORUS/SWEET ADELINES. Women invited to rehearsals 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Ave. N., Surfside Beach. 650-7323 or www.gsharmonychorus.com.
LOW COUNTRY BARBERSHOP CHORUS. Men invited to rehearsals 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, west of Surfside Beach. 357-0167, 855-3456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, artists sought for city’s Artists Everywhere program, a monthly art display at city hall; details at 280-5584 or parks.nmb.us, under the “Recreation” category, click on Artists Everywhere.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH COMMUNITY BAND. New members welcome. 488-6742, email@example.com or www.nmbcommunityband.com.
ROCK’N’ETTES, senior chorus line, seeks women ages 50 and older with a background in dance. 497-4094.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES, by Carolina Dance Partners, 7-9 p.m. Fridays at First Presbyterian Church’s Wilkes Hall, 3810 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. $5 per class, and no partner necessary. 448-4496 or www.myrtlebeachpresbyterianchurch.org.
BY THE SEA DANCE-FITNESS-MUSIC, 1145 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. Classes in hula hoop/belly dancing 3 p.m. Sundays for $10, shag dancing 7 p.m. Tuesdays, and dance jam party and lesson 8-11 p.m. final Friday monthly, each $10. 800-299-9050 or bytheseadance.com.
DANCELINK USA. Weekly dances: Tuesdays, beginner shag 6:30 p.m., and intermediate 7:30 p.m., each $10 at DanceLink USA studio, 109 Cedar Ave., North Myrtle Beach; Wednesdays: shag lessons beginner to advanced 5:30 p.m. for $10, and country couples beginner 6:30 p.m. and intermediate 7 p.m., each $7, at Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center Brick House Lounge, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach; and free dance lessons and dancing Friday nights at Valentino’s ll, 323 U.S. 17 Business, Surfside Beach. 281-1102 or www.dancelinkusa.com.
FITNESS N’ FRIENDZ, 353-B U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach, across from post office: Classes Mondays-Saturdays in Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Sentao, each $5. Also available: Barre Fitness – blending ballet, Pilates and yoga – 8:45 a.m. Mondays-Fridays and 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, for $12. Also, “Beach Bliss Yoga Sundays,” 9 a.m. May 5 and 19, free or donation.796-0336 or www.fitnessnfriendz.com.
COASTAL FUSION ALLSTAR COMPETITIVE CHEERLEADING, for ages 3-18, with recreation cheerleading – also for special needs – and traveling team, at The X Gym, 569 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach. 602-3456.
GRAND STRAND STRUTTERS, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, but not fifth week of the month, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 215-0141.
GRAND STRAND USA DANCE, CHAPTER 6024, ballroom classes on Mondays at Anaerobic Studio, in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres; enter in rear of mall, by Bass Pro Shops: beginners 6 p.m., intermediate 7 p.m.; $7 members, otherwise $9; 602-7197 or usadancegrandstrand.org.
LET’S DANCE, 5221 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Private and group lessons in ballroom and Latin. 997-2300 or www.letsdancemb.com.
* LINE DANCING CLASSES:
• Beginner and intermediate 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays, and low intermediate 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Marlin, 614 Atlantic Ave., Garden City Beach, across from Kroger side entrance. Each $3. 450-4299.
• Beginners, 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, south of Holmestown Road, in Burgess community, just past the Horry County offices. $20 per month for as many as eight classes, or $5 per class. 915-5333 or 450-4299.
• At Dick Johnson Civic Center, on Pine Drive in Surfside Beach: Absolute beginner line dancing 2-3:30 p.m. (call for days); beginners 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays; and high beginner/easy intermediate 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, all $3 each; 651-4603. Also, improver/intermediate 6-8 p.m. Mondays, for $3 (call 421-5770); and intermediate, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, for $3 (455-0442 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Thursdays by Jane Cole: Beginners 3-4 pm. and Beginner Plus 4-5 p.m. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Elks Lodge 2679, 937 Carter Drive, Calabash, N.C. Each $5. 222-6600.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH CLASSES, at J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road: classes in Zumba, clogging, ballroom, shag and line dancing; prices and times vary; 280-5584 or parks.nmb.us. Also: ballroom dance classes by Carolina Dance Partners, 11 a.m.-noon Mondays and noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, for $10 individual or $15 couple (798-2639 or 995-1862); and Jazzercise and body sculpting (249-5828 or email email@example.com)
RJR BALLROOM CO., weekly dance events include 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays at Senor Frog’s at Broadway at the Beach. $10 cover. 808-1634, www.dancemyrtlebeach.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAND DOLLAR SQUARES AND ROUND DANCE CLUB, Western-style square dances 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach; $5. 236-9909 or 374-4740.
* TEAZERS POLE FITNESS & DANCE STUDIO, in X Gym Sports Mall, 568 George Bishop Parkway, west of Myrtle Beach, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass. Various classes including beginners at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, abs 5 p.m. Tuesdays, “Hip-Hop Cardio” – for adults and youth – 5 p.m. Wednesdays, and “Booty Camp” 7 p.m. Thursdays. 251-1277 or www.teazerspolefitness.com.
“WINE DANCING”, led by Wanda and Jim York, 2:30-5 p.m. Wednesdaysat Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., for $5 each. 910-575-6575, 732-470-8612, www.countrylinedancing.com or email Wandafull1@hotmail.com; or winery: 910-287-2800 or www.silvercoastwinery.com.
“ZUMBA WITH LINDA C.”, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays and 6-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays in Brickhouse Cardio Club, by Surfside Bowl Entertainment Center, 510 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach. $5 per class. 655-0839 or www.fitnesspartiez.com.
ZUMBA PARTY, fundraiser for Little River United Methodist Church’s scholarships for children’s summer camp programs, 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 11 at church, 1629 U.S. 17 N. at Mineola Ave. Donation $10 advance or $15 at door. 446-4169 or email email@example.com.
* ZUMBA, classes by Georgetown County Parks and Recreation, for ages 13 and older, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Beck Recreation Center, 2030 Church St., Georgetown, for $7 each. 545-3275.
“ALIVE AFTER 5”, by Conway Downtown Alive, on Third Avenue in downtown Conway. 6-8 p.m. first Thursday monthly, then August-November, including classic car cruise-in and Elvis show June 6, and ice cream social and Sea Cruz concert Aug. 1. Free. 248-6260 or www.conwayalive.com.
ART CLASSES, in paint or pastel and charcoal, taught 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fridays by Stuart Fleishman at North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road, for $85 for four classes per month, or $25 per class. Also, at A.C. Moore, 1120 Seaboard St., Myrtle Beach: pastel 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, oil painting 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, each for $85 per four classes per month; and charcoal and pastel drawing 3-4:30 p.m. Thursdays, for $75; call store at 213-2070 to register.
* BACKHOE RODEO, annual event, 11 a.m. May 23 at Georgetown County Landfill, on Browns Ferry Road (S.C. 51), two miles west of U.S. 701, northwest of Georgetown. 545-3325.
‘BEST OF THE BEST WINGFEST’, benefiting Conway Chamber of Commerce and Omar Shriners, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 25 in Conway’s Riverfront Park, on Elm Street, including concerts by Scoot Pittman and Charlie Floyd; free admission; buy tickets for food and beverages. 248-2273 or www.conwayscchamber.com/event/best-of-the-best-wingfest.
BLUE CRAB FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 18-19 on Little River waterfront. Advance: $3 one day or $5 for both days; $5 daily at gate; and free pass for ages 12 and younger available at www.bluecrabfestival.org. Entertainment includes, on May 18 Craig Woolard Band 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and Carolina Soul Band 3-6 p.m.; and May 19 Jim Quick & Coastline 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and The Fantastic Shakers 3-6 p.m. 795-9755 or 385-3180.
BROADWAY AT THE BEACH in Myrtle Beach, fireworks 10 p.m. Tuesdays, May 28-Aug. 27, and Fridays, June 21-Aug. 16, but not July 5. 444-3200, 800-386-4662 or www.broadwayatthebeach.com.
CINEMARK SPECIAL EVENTS, at Cinemark at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach. Met Opera encore of “Giulio Cesare” – 6:30 p.m. May 15, for $22 adult, $20 senior/student, $15 child. 839-3225 or www.cinemark.com.
“ENCOUNTERS: UFO EXPERIENCE”, at Broadway at the Beach, off 29th Avenue North and Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, then as of May 27, adding 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays. $14 ages 13 and older, $12 students, $10 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger. 353-0046 or www.ufoexhibition.com.
* ELVIS FAN CLUB MYRTLE BEACH/GRAND STRAND, various gatherings every few weeks, with tribute artists invited, including 6 p.m. May 14, with music at 7, at Castano’s Italian Steak House, at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, by Fire Island Grill. $2 donation requests for ages 12 and older. 424-9124 or www.kingsshazaam.com.
FREE MOVIES, for adults and seniors, 3 p.m. Fridays at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, near Farrow Parkway and The Market Common: “Playing for Keeps” May 10, ”Unconditional” May 17, “Skyfall” May 24, “Robot & Frank” May 31,”Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets a Job” June 7, “Here Come the Boom” June 14, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ June 21, “Angel in the House” June 28, “The First Time,” July 5, “Hitchcock” July 12, “Chasing Mavericks” July 19, and “Red Dawn” July 19. 918-2380.
“FUNTASTICART” classes for children, 3-5 p.m. Mondays in Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center, 3101 Oak St., with pre-registration required at least 24 hours ahead; 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in North Myrtle Beach’s J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possum Trot Road. Reach Nina Ortiz at 997-4729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRAND STRAND MODEL RAILROADERS INC., club site, in Myrtle Beach mall, three doors from Bass Pro Shops, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, 4-7 p.m. Mondays, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Free. Also, “Train Swap Meet” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18. 293-4386 or www.isfans.com/gsmrrc.
“HOT SUMMER NIGHTS”, by Oceanfront Merchants Association, June-August at Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard, and on Myrtle Beach boardwalk, for free. www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com:
• Mondays – Kids’ Carnival, 7-10 p.m. at Plyler Park, with Blue Tie Guys comedy juggling shows, living statues and stilt walkers
• Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, concerts 8 p.m.-midnight
• Wednesdays (and July 4 and Aug. 31) – Fireworks over the ocean, 10-10:15 p.m. from Second Avenue (North) Pier, concert on Ninth Avenue stage and Elvis tribute artist in Plyler Park, both 8 p.m.-midnight
• Fridays – Dixieland Band on boardwalk and Elvis concert in Plyler Park
* LA BELLE AMIE VINEYARD, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School, frequent festivals on Saturdays, including American Pie Oldies Music Fest on June 8 and First Blush of Summer Fest June 22. 399-9463 or www.labelleamie.com.
“MAKAI LUAU”, benefiting Surfrider Foundation Grand Strand Chapter, 6-10 p.m. May 18 at Hot Fish Club, 4911 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. $30 individual or $55 couple, including contests as Ugliest Hawaiian Shirt and Best Lei. 333-2034 or www.surfridergrandstrand.org.
MURRELLS INLET 30th ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY BOAT PARADE AND FIREWORKS, July 4, for free. 651-2484 or www.marshwalk.com:
• Boat parade at high tide, in later morning, from Garden City Point southward past Murrells Inlet Marshwalk to Hot Fish Club – details at 652-4236.
• Fireworks at 10 p.m. from Veterans Pier over Marshwalk
MYRTLE BEACH STAMP CLUB, meetings at 7 p.m. first Tuesday monthly. Memberships $10 a year. 347-0087, sites.google.com/site/myrtlebeachstampclub/ or email email@example.com.
“OPERA & BALLET IN CINEMA”, Broadway Carmike 17, at Broadway at the Beach, off Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach (445-1616), and Carmike 12 at Myrtle Beach Mall, at U.S.17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres (272-6598). Live and encore at 2 and 7 p.m., respectively: “Nabucco” by Royal Opera House May 12 and 14; and “Giselle” by Royal Ballet May 19 and 21. www.operaincinema.com or www.carmike.com.
* PAWLEYS ISLAND FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & ART, Oct. 1-13 at The Reserve Golf Club in Pawleys Island. Tentative concert schedule includes Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. – both formerly of The 5th Dimension – at 7 p.m. Oct. 5, and Elise Testone at 6 p.m. Oct. 6. 626-8911 or www.pawleysmusic.com.
Admission varies by site.
• Dream Land Skating Arena, 4475 Privetts Road, east of U.S. 701, north of Conway; open Thursdays-Sundays; details at 369-2055 orwww.dreamlandskatingarena.com
• Fun Warehouse Family Fun Center, 2349 Dick Pond Road (S.C. 544), between Socastee and Surfside Beach, a half-mile east of U.S. 17 Bypass; open daily; 748-0302 orwww.funwarehousemb.com
WATERCOLOR CLASSES, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach; six classes for $84 or $16 for drop-in. Call Susan Duke, instructor: 251-877.
GRAND STRAND BRITISH CAR CLUB, meets 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday monthly at TBonz Gill & Grill, at 21st Avenue North and U.S. Bypass in Myrtle Beach. 455-8273 or grandstrandbritishcarclub.com.
HOT ROD PROMOTIONS cruise-ins, for free, for all cars. 503-8245:
• 6-9 p.m. May 10 at Joey Doggs, 1818 U.S. 17 Business N., near Surfside Beach and by Old Time Pottery (rescheduled from rainout on May 4).
• 2-5 p.m. May 11 at Cleat Chasers Restaurant & Bar, 2246 U.S. 501 E., Conway, in University Shoppes plaza.
MYRTLE BEACH CORVETTE CLUB, next meeting at 5 p.m. May 19 at Castano’s Italian Steakhouse, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach; and 18th annual “Corvettes at Myrtle Beach” show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1 at Broadway at the Beach, off 21st Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, benefiting Canine Angels, and Hope House of Myrtle Beach. 347-2019 or www.myrtlebeachcorvetteclub.com.
Prices, times vary by site, program.
ALABAMA THEATRE, at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. “One the New Show” at 7:30 p.m. several times weekly, and guest concerts, all 7 p.m.: “Eddie Miles’ ‘A Salute to Elvis & Country Legends,’ ” May 19 and June 23; “Rick Alviti & His Showband – Tribute to Elvis,” June 2; Vince Gill June 8; and Josh Turner June 14. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.
ATLANTIC STAGE, at 79th Avenue Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “Child’s Play” through May 12: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays – $27.50 general admission, $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military, and $17.50 students. 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.
BIG LAUGHS THEATRE, 2696 Beaver Run Blvd., Suite A, Millennium Run Plaza, by Wal-Mart in Surfside Commons, off S.C. 544: “Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show” by married pair Rich and Elizabeth Wylde: “mild” show, for families, 7 p.m. May 10, 25 and 31, “Fusion” show blend 8 p.m. Thursdays and May 29, and “wild” show, for adults, 9:15 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 750-0514 or big-laughs.com.
BRUNSWICK LITTLE THEATRE. “Talkin’ ’Bout My Generation” British Invasion revue 8 p.m. May 17-19 and 24-26 in Southport’s Franklin Square Park, for free. 910-278-6581 or brunswicklittletheatre.com, Also: and “Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ “ 7:30 p.m. July 26-27 and Aug. 2-3, and 3 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4, at Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium, on U.S. 17 in Supply, for $17, $12 students, and $6 ages 12 and younger – reach college at 910-755-7416, 800-754-1050, ext. 7416, www.bccowa.com.
CALVIN GILMORE THEATRE, on U.S. 17 Business, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. “The Carolina Opry,” “The Good Vibrations Show” and “Light!” several times weekly. 913-4000, 800-843-6779 or www.thecarolinaopry.com.
CAROLINA COMEDY CLUB, at Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square, off 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. Tim Kidd, through May 11; Julie Scoggins, May 14-18; and Jesse Joyce, May 28-June 1 – each $15. Also, “The Magic of Carl Michael” returns May 31, for $15 ages 13 and older, otherwise $10. 839-2565 or www.carolinacomedyclub.com.
CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY, based at Uptown in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. 272-4242 or www.carolinaimprov.com, including:
For all ages:
• “Whose Beach Is It Anyway?” 7:30 p.m. Saturdays through May 18 and on May 23, for $14 ages 12 and older, $12 ages 4-11.
• Improv Level 2 Showcase, 4 p.m. June 1, for $5 at door.
• “Whose Night Is It Anyway?” 7:30 p.m. Fridays, for $14.
COMEDY CABANA, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach. Willie Barcena through May 11, “Suicide Jimmy” Mathieu May 14-18, Eric Grady May 21-24, Troy Thirdgill May 28-June 1 and June 4-5, each $15; and continuing open-mic competition preliminaries May 13 and 20, and finals June 3, each $5. 449-4242 or www.comedycabana.com.
“GIRLS NIGHT OUT -- LAUGH THROUGH IT” Tour by Chonda Pierce, 7 p.m. May 16 at Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Parkway, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass, just west of Myrtle Beach, for $20 or $25, and $18 in groups of 10 or more. 855-223-1008 or www.chonda.org.
* GHOSTS AND LEGENDS THEATRE, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, including ghost shows and walks, and “Skool 4 Pirates.” Open 10 a.m. daily. 361-2700 or www.ghostshows.com.
* LEGENDS IN CONCERT, on U.S. 17 Bypass, off 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, with tribute artists to Adele, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart and Tina Turner, through May 11, then Blues Brothers, Michael Jackson, Lady GaGa, Elvis Presley and Justin Timberlake, May 13-Sept. 1. 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com.
* MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach, 6 p.m. several times weekly. $50.95 ages 13 and older, $30.95 ages 12 and younger. 236-8080, 800-436-4386 or www.medievaltimes.com.
* MURRELLS INLET COMMUNITY THEATRE, The Second Stage Unit repertory company, in Shel Silverstein’s “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” 10:30 a.m. May 11 at Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck branch, 24 Commerce Lane, Pawleys Island. Free. Library at 545-3623, troupe at 651-4152 or www.micttheatre.com.
* THE PALACE THEATRE, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. “Illusions of Magic” show, through Sept. 28: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (adding Mondays June 3-Aug. 26), and 10 a.m. Wednesdays; and “Hot Jersey Nights” 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. Wednesdays. 448-0588, 888-841-2787 or www.palacemb.com.
* “PIRATES VOYAGE FUN, FEAST & ADVENTURE”, on U.S. 17 Bypass, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach. Several shows weekly. 497-9700, 800-433-4401 or www.piratesvoyage.com.
STRAND THEATER, 710 Front St., Georgetown. Swamp Fox Players in “The Porch,” 8 p.m. May 10-11, 17-18, and 23-25, and 2:30 p.m. May 19 and 26; “Sex Please, We’re Sixty” July 26-Aug. 11, for $15; and “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns” Oct. 3-20, for $18. 527-2924 or www.swampfoxplayers.com:
THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC, at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main. St., Conway. “The Color Purple” 8 p.m. May 2-4; and 3 p.m. May 4-5, and “Curtain Up – A Broadway Musical Review” June 7-23, each $18. 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.
* ANDY OWINGS SCHOOL OF MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, in Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach. Spring recital – one for each group of students – 2 and 3:30 p.m. May 19. Free. 839-1505 or www.andyowingsmusic.com.
* CAROLINA FOREST HIGH SCHOOL SHOW CHOIRS, “Showstoppers” concerts, 7 p.m. May 17-18 and 3 p.m. May 19 at school, 70 Gardner Lacy Road, east of U.S. 501. $7. 236-7997 and www.cfhsshows.com.
CULTURAL COUNCIL OF GEORGETOWN COUNTY, Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra concert, 7 p.m. May 14 at Winyah Auditorium, 1200 Highmarket St., Georgetown, for free, with $10 donation requested, to benefit youth education programs. Also, join a pre-concert discussion and lecture with Georgetown resident Nan Hudson, who founded the youth orchestra more than two decades ago. 520-0744 or www.culturalcouncil.info.
GRAND STRAND OPERA WORKSHOP, meetings at 6 p.m. second Monday monthly, at Brightwater, off International Drive and S.C. 31. Next DVD showing: Verdi’s “Macbeth by Metropolitan Opera, May 13. Annual dues $25 individual, or $35 for family/couple; first meeting free for guests. 385-3963, www.gsow.net and Brightwater at 903-8300.
GRAND STRAND BLUES SOCIETY, Blues Jams, 7 p.m. second Wednesday monthly at SBB Original, 3393 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet; 651-7960, www.suckbangblow.com and www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Strand-Blues-Society/262896739447.
LONG BAY SYMPHONY, “Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies,” 7 p.m. June 23, for $35-$50 ages 17 and older, otherwise $15; also, for youth: pre-concert "Kids Karnival" $10, or $5 with concert ticket, at Myrtle Beach High School. 448-8379 or l ongbaysymphony.com.
RIVERTOWN BLUEGRASS SOCIETY, at 5 p.m. third Saturday monthly: next with the Carolina Rebels and another act to be announced, on May 18, at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. Each $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.
SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST MUSIC FEASTS.
ART & SOUL, AN ARTISAN GALLERY INC., 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza. Various art classes available. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 839-2727 or www.artandsoulmyrtlebeach.com.
CHERYL NEWBY GALLERY, 11096 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, in The Shops at Oak Lea. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. “Down South” exhibit, through May 11, and an invitational, June 8-July 6, as part of gallery’s 30th anniversary. 979-0149, 800-435-2733 or www.cherylnewbygallery.com.
COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, in Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, in Conway. “Portfolio II: Studio Art,” through May 11, with reception and lecture 6:30 p.m. May 10. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 349-6454 or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.
COLLECTORS CAFE AND GALLERY, 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Open 11:30 a.m.-midnight Mondays-Saturdays. 449-9370 or www.collectorscafeandgallery.com.
CONWAY GLASS, 209 Laurel St., Conway. 9:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Free glass-blowing demonstrations 11 a.m.-4 p.m. first Saturdays monthly. 248-3558 or www.conwayglass.com.
EBB & FLOW ART CO-OP, 4763 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, with live music 7-9 p.m. first Thursday monthly. 651-2386 or www.ebbandflowartco-op.com.
FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. “Fore! Images of Golf in Art,” through Sept. 15; and 15th annual Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Juried Exhibition, through May 23. Free. 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY, 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 910-278-7560 or www.franklinsquaregallery.com. Also, entry forms accepted for Summer Show (June 3-22, with reception 5-7 p.m. June 7) through May 17, for $30. Call 910-363-4811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRESH BREWED COFFEE HOUSE, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. Open 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, including open-mic nights at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays with host Brian Roessler. 251-8282 or www.freshbrewedcoffeehouse.com.
GEORGETOWN ART GALLERY, 705 Front St., Georgetown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 527-7711 or www.georgetownartgallery-sc.com.
HARRY THE POTTER – PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY STUDIO, 4007-B Belle Terre Blvd., west of Forestbrook Road and Food Lion plaza. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. 903-0773 or www.harry-the-potter.com.
HOWARD GALLERY, 532 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 626-3118 or www.thehowardgallery.com.
ISLAND ART GALLERY, in The Village Shops, 10744-M Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Programs include “Chiaroscuro – study of light and shadow” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 10-11 with Jane Woodward, for $175; and plein air workshop May 23-25 with Greg Barnes, for $250. 687-9261, 455-0336 or www.pawleysislandart.com.
JEFF COAT POTTERY, 284-B Koolabrew Drive, Calabash, N.C. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 910-579-2400 or www.jeffcoatpottery.com.
JEWELRY BY WENDY – BEACH HOUSE FINE ARTS, 10152 Beach Drive S.W., Unit 6, Calabash, N.C. Various classes available, including watercolors and acrylic painting. Call Tuesdays-Saturdays. 910-575-0024 or www.jewelrybywendy.com.
MISC. EVERYTHING MURRELLS INLET, 4124-D U.S. 17 Business, across from The Marsh Walk. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 357-3507 or www.everythingmurrellsinlet.com.
MUD BUCKET POTTERY gallery and teaching studio, 279 S.C. 57, Little River, a half-mile south of S.C. 9. Open Studio 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Call 446-6630 or email email@example.com to schedule classes in basic wheel-throwing, and hand building techniques. Single-day lessons, home-school students, birthday parties, ladies’ night out and private classes also available. www.mudbucketpottery.com.
MUDPUDDLE POTTERY STUDIO, in St. James Plaza, 4002 Executive Park Blvd., Suite 600-B (rear), Supply, N.C., in a business park on N.C. 211, across from Brunswick Electric. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. first and third Saturdays monthly. 910-363-4244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEACOAST ARTISTS GUILD OF SOUTH CAROLINA, noon-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. 232-7009 or www.seacoastartistsguild.com. Also, guild’s second gallery open 6 a.m.-2 p.m. daily at Applewood House of Pancakes, 14361 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach.
STUDIO B ART GALLERY, 2922 Howard Ave., Unit D, Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common. Noon Mondays-Saturdays. 839-1278 or www.studiobgalleries.com.
SUNSET RIVER MARKETPLACE, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. Calabash, N.C. “Motion of the Ocean” sculpture exhibit by Erin Nolan, an East Carolina University senior, May 3-11, with reception 5-7 p.m. May 9. Also, many classes and workshops given, such as weekly instruction from Alex Powers, for $30 class of four for $120; and “Coffee with the Authors,” each 10-11 a.m.: Howie Thompson: May 2, Patricia Branning: Sept. 5, Ann Ipock and Connie Numbers: Oct. 3, and Becky Shuford and Michele Verhoosky: Dec. 5, each free, but reservations required. 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.
WATERWAY ART ASSOCIATION, 22nd annual Art Exhibit and Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 18 and 20-23, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19, at Brunswick Community College Extension, on U.S. 17 in Calabash, N.C., with awards reception 6-8:30 p.m. May 21. 910-575-2527 or www.waterwayart.org.
WACCAMAW ARTS AND CRAFTS GUILD, 41st year of “Art in the Park,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22-23 in Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Park, 1400 N. Kings Highway. Free. 446-7471 or www.artsyparksy.com.
WHISPERING PALMS ART STUDIO & BOUTIQUE, 503 Ninth Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, in Nance Plaza at Kings Highway. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and noon-7 p.m. Saturdays. 910-232-9609.
BROOKGREEN GARDENS, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., with special exhibits “Selected Works by Rainey Master Sculptors” and “American Medallic Sculpture Association 30th Anniversary,” both May 4-July 28, free with admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12. 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org. Also:
• “Red, White, and Blue Salute to Veterans,” May 25-27, with flags placed across the gardens at patriotic sculpture and sculpture created by veterans.
• Art Festival, June 1, with local and regional artists and authors.
• “Wines Down Under – Wine Tasting,” 5:30-8 p.m. June 15 in Live Oak Allee, for $50 members, otherwise $65.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 2501 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 946-9469 or www.cmsckids.org.
GEORGETOWN COUNTY MUSEUM, 632 Prince St., Georgetown. Open 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 545-7020 or www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.
HOBCAW BARONY, on U.S. 17 just north of Georgetown. Various nature programs and tours, such as barony tours at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays-Fridays for $20; and birding tours, for ages 14 and older, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on third Saturday monthly, for $30. 546-4623, www.hobcawbarony.org or www.northinlet.sc.edu.
HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM, 438 Main St., Conway. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. 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; free. 915-5320, 365-3596 or www.horrycountymuseum.org.
KAMINSKI HOUSE MUSEUM, 1003 Front St., Georgetown. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with guided tours 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. daily, for $7 ages 13 and older, $3 ages 6-12, and free ages 5 and younger. 546-7706 or www.kaminskihousemuseum.org.
MUSEUM OF COASTAL CAROLINA, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; and INGRAM PLANETARIUM, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C. Museum open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays
• Special museum programs free with admission: Help feed touch-tank animals at 11 a.m. Fridays; and at 11 a.m. Saturdays: “Give Mom a Break Day” May 11, and “Who Are you Swimming With?” May 18.
• Planetarium open noon Fridays-Saturdays: Sky Theater shows through May 23: “Astronaut” at 1 p.m., “Dynamic Earth” 2 p.m., “Zula Patrol: Under The Weather” (especially geared to young children) 3 p.m., and “Tales of the Maya Skies” 4 p.m.
Museum admission, and per Sky Theater planetarium show: $8 adults, $6 ages 60 and older, and students; and $4 ages 3-4. Reach museum at 910-579-1016, planetarium at 910-575-0033, or visit museumplanetarium.org.
MYRTLE BEACH HISTORIC COLORED SCHOOL MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 900 Dunbar St., Myrtle Beach, just north of Mr. Joe White Avenue and west of Oak Street, 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. 918-1050.
N.C. AQUARIUM AT FORT FISHER, on U.S. 421, just south of Kure Beach, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, with these programs: “Dialog with a Diver” 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., “Creature Feature” 11:30 a.m., “Ocean Odyssey” 1:30 p.m., and Animal Feedings 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., all free with admission: $8 ages 13-61, $7 seniors and $6 ages 3-12. Also: Community Arts Day and student exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18; and premiere of documentary, “A Sense of Place,” 6-8 p.m. May 17, for $15. 910-458-7468 or www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH AREA HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 799 Second Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. $5 adults, $4 seniors/students/military, $3 children, and free ages 2 and younger. 427-7668 or www.nmbmuseum.com.
RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM, on 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. Also, scuba dive shows hourly daily, and mermaid shows noon and 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Open 9 a.m. daily. $22.99 ages 12 and older, $14.99 ages 3-11, and free ages 2 and younger. 916-0888, 800-734-8888 or www.ripleysaquarium.com.
S.C. CIVIL WAR MUSEUM, in the Myrtle Beach Indoor Shooting Range, 4857 U.S. 17 Bypass S., between Farrow Parkway and S.C. 544, south of Myrtle Beach, east of Socastee. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $4 adults, $3 seniors/military, $2 students. 293-4344 or www.mbisr.com.
S.C. MARITIME MUSEUM, 729 Front St., Georgetown. “1905: Georgetown’s Golden Year” exhibit through summer, with 35 enlarged and mounted photographs and other images. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; free. 520-0111 or scmaritimemuseum.org.
WHEELS OF YESTERYEAR, 413 Hospitality Lane, near Carolina Forest, off U.S. 501 near Tanger Outlets. Open 10 a.m. daily; $9 ages 16 and older, $8 seniors, $5 ages 9-15 and free ages 8 and younger. 903-4774 or www.wheelsofyesteryearmb.com.
* ALLIGATOR ADVENTURES, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, with more than 800 alligators and other animals. Special shows daily on tigers 10 a.m.; alligators at 11 a.m. and 1, 3 and 5 p.m.; reptiles at noon and 2, 4 and 6 p.m.; and lemurs at 6:30 p.m., all free with admission: $19.99 ages 13 and older, $17.99 seniors, $14.99 ages 4-12, free ages 3 and younger, and second-day-free pass available for return within seven days. 361-0789 or alligatoradventure.com.
ARK ADVENTURES cruises by reservation only, with Jerry Walls, a naturalist from Hemingway: “Salty Dog” trip in salt water ecosystem; and “River Safari,” to see wildlife including alligators. Fees vary by number of passengers. Also birding and wildlife walking tours at Dirleton and Springfield plantations, near Plantersville, off U.S. 701, between Georgetown and Conway, for $30, and picnic lunches encouraged. 933-1372 or email email@example.com.
BAREFOOT PRINCESS RIVERBOAT, various cruises at various times, days and rates, from Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. 272-2140, 800-685-6601 or www.mbriverboat.com.
BETWIXT THE RIVERS kayak and canoe tours, year round, mainly from Horry County landings, including moonlight dinner tours. 430-1000 or 423-1919.
BODCACIOUS BOB’S BICYCLE TOURS, ranging from five to 35 miles from U.S. 17 in Little River, across from S.C. Welcome Center, with a farm, beaches, winery and Little River’s waterfront as destinations. Bring-your-own-bike specials at $45; guided tours $75, including a T-shirt, bike rental with helmet and lunch; free for children with cart rental; group discounts available. 241-2731 or www.beachbicycletours.com.
CANOE/KAYAK DAY TRIP, by Georgetown County Parks and Recreation, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 25. $15 ages 16 and older, otherwise free, but children must be accompanied by adult. Canoes available, if needed. 545-3333.
CAPT. JIM’S “RIVER MEMORIES” TOURS, on an electric yacht, 90-minute cruises from Conway Marina, 10 a.m.. and 1 and 4 p.m.. $15 ages 13 and older, $10 ages 3-12. 246-1495 or www.rivermemories.org.
CAPT. KIRK’S RIVER AND SWAMP TOURS, noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, from Waccatee Zoo, 8500 Enterprise Road, Socastee, with room for six passengers. $16 adults, $8 children. Water taxi to Bucksport Restaurant also available evenings and weekends. 650-7477.
CAP’N ROD’S CAROLINA SWAMP TROMP TOURS, four-hour tours on a pontoon up the Pee Dee River from Front Street harborwalk in downtown Georgetown. $32. 477-0287 or www.lowcountrytours.com.
CAROLINA SAFARI JEEP TOURS, 3 1/2-hour tours across the Grand Strand, including Pawleys and Magnolia islands, along the Waccamaw River, wildlife viewing, a salt marsh and Gullah heritage. $42 ages 13 and older, $30 ages 12 and younger, and discount for military, police, AAA members and seniors. Pickups arranged at time of reservations. 497-5330 or www.carolinasafari.com.
COASTAL EXPEDITIONS, four locations; offers variety of kayak tours and adventures year round. 884-7684 or www.coastalexpeditions.com.
“COASTAL KAYAKING”, guided tours of a salt marsh just north of Huntington Beach State Park, near Murrells Inlet, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays from March through October. $35. Reservations due at 235-8755 by 4 p.m. the previous Sunday. www.southcarolinaparks.com/huntingtonbeach/.
FREEWOODS FARM, on Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in the Burgess community. Activities include learning how to grow and cook fresh vegetables, along with demonstrations, farmers market and a farm tour. 650-9139 or www.freewoodsfarm.com.
HELICOPTER TOURS, all with rates starting at $20:
• Sister operations: Executive Helicopters, 2800 Terminal St., North Myrtle Beach (427-7351 orwww.executiveheli.com
) and Huffman Helicopters, 3000 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, by east end of Myrtle Beach International Airport. (946-0022 orwww.huffmanhelicopters.com
• Helicopter Adventures, 1860 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, west of U.S. 17 Bypass, behind NASCAR SpeedPark and across from Broadway at the Beach. 800-359-4386 orwww.1800fly4fun.com
MYRTLE BEACH SEGWAY, 2922-A Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common near Valor Memorial Garden. Self-guided tours $39 an hour, $59 two hours; two-hour guided tours of Huntington Beach State Park: $69. 477-0800 or www.mbsegway.com.
“PIRATE ADVENTURES”, for children, on the Sea Gypsy from Crazy Sister Marina, 4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. $25 ages 3 and older, otherwise $12. 651-3676 or www.myrtlebeachpirates.com.
* SEWEE VISITOR & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER, 5821 U.S.. 17 N., Awendaw. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; free. Also, free programs include discussion and feeding of two resident sister red wolves 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and Mosquito Awareness Day, 10 a.m. May 18, with Eric DeLuca from Georgetown County Stormwater Division and Mosquito Control. 928-3368 or www.fws.gov/seweecenter.
SWAMP FOX TOURS, across historic Georgetown, from 624 Front St. Hourly 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. $15 ages 13 and older, $5 ages 6-12, and free 5 and younger. 527-1112 or www.swampfoxtours.com.
WACCAMAW COOTER AIRBOAT TOURS, 45- to 60-minute rides from Wacca Wache Marina, 1950 Wachesaw Road, Murrells Inlet, along the Waccamaw River, west of U.S. 17, between Waccamaw Community Hospital and Brookgreen Gardens; schedule depends on tides and weather, with a minimum four riders and maximum six; call for times. $40 ages 13 and older, $30 ages 4-12. 651-2994 or www.plantationrivertours.com.