Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on April 26

Film festival finale

The ninth annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival concludes, at Carmike Cinemas’ Broadway 17, at Broadway at the Beach, off Grissom Parkway, between 21st and 29th avenues North in Myrtle Beach, priced per time block the same as regular movies, or all-access pass $50. Details at www.myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com, or theater at 445-1616:

• noon-2 p.m. – “Monkey Rag” (4 minutes), “The Missing Scarf” (7), “Mr. Hopewell’s Remedy” (18), and “Bound By Sea” (90)

• 2:30-4:30 p.m. – “Moving Out” (6), “Tit for Tat” (15), and “Off Your Knees, Germany” (95)

• 5-7 p.m. – “The Boy and the Bus” (23), and “The Starfish Throwers” (83)

• 7-8 p.m. – In lobby, complimentary sushi from Jimmyz Original Hibachi House of Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach, and wine tasting from Silver Coast Winery of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., with jazz by Denny Hess Trio

• 8-9:30 p.m. – “Cafe Rebo” (2), “The Innovator” (2), “El Caballero” (15), “Suka” (6), “Cough” (11), “Tides of Time” (21), and “Great” (23)

• 10 p.m. – Awards ceremony in theater, then after-party at Sun City Cafe, 801 Main St., Myrtle Beach.

Some other celebrations

• Sixth annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival, open 8 a.m., on lake in Myrtle Beach’s Grand Park, along Farrow Parkway. Pre-registered teams compete in boats of 20 paddlers and one drummer for the fastest time, in a benefit for Ground Zero, a nonprofit ministry geared to teens, with entertainment and a family fun zone on site. Free to watch. 945-9440 or



• Myrtle Beach Coin Show, benefiting Horry County Meals of Wheels, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at Springmaid Beach Resort, 3200 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Free. 293-9000.

• Unity Earth Day Celebration,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Unity Christ Church of Myrtle Beach, 1270 Surfside Industrial Park Drive, just north of Surfside Beach and west of U.S. 17 Business, for $1 ages 13-64, otherwise free. 238-8516 or



• Socastee Heritage Festival, benefiting Socastee Heritage Foundation and local projects for children, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Dick Pond Road, between Socastee Boulevard (S.C. 707) and Peachtree Road, across swing bridge. Free admission. Also, festival car show, by Hot Rod Promotions (503-8245), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for $20 car registration. 458-1461 or



• Carnival and community yard sale benefit, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Myrtle Beach Intermediate School, 3301 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach. 626-5831.

• “Earth Day at the Bay,” 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ocean Bay Middle School, 905 International Drive, northwest of Myrtle Beach, following Robert Grissom Parkway across S.C. 31. Free. 903-8420, or email



• Myrtle Beach Car Club cruise-in, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Joey Doggs, 1818 U.S. 17 Business N., near Surfside Beach and by Old Time Pottery. Free. 742-9802.

• Book sale benefit for First Book, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Books-A-Million, at Myrtle Beach mall, on U.S. 17 at S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. 361-1674.

• “Blessing of the Fleet,” benefiting Georgetown Commercial Fisherman’s Fund, in Georgetown’s Francis Marion Park, at Broad and Front streets, with: shrimp creole cookoff at noon, blessing 1 p.m., the After 5 Band playing noon-4 p.m., and Little Miss and Master Shrimp contests, for ages infant-3 years, and 4-6. .

• “Saturday Music & Cookout,” noon-5 p.m. at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. Free. 399-9463 or



• “Beach Walk and Shell Craft,” 1-3 p.m. with Grand Strand Shell Club, at Myrtle Beach State Park (open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily), on U.S. 17 Business, one mile south of Ocean Boulevard/Farrow Parkway, by south city limits. Free with park admission: $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15. 238-0874 or



• Shag Festival, benefiting Alzheimer’s research and community projects, with shag lessons at 6 p.m. on 100 block of Front Street in downtown Georgetown, then a concert and dancing 7-11 p.m. by Heart ’n Soul (


) of Columbia. Tickets $20 advance or $25 on site. www.georgetownlunchrotary.org.

• “Kicks & Ties Weekend” finale, gala with Tru Sol and FauxShow, and hosts Payne, with Coach Mickey Wilson Jr., head football Coach for Myrtle Beach High School, 6 p.m. at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, 8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, for $45, or $85 couple, in advance at


– also, bring donations of used new or gently used sneakers. 241-0969 or 446-9346.

• “Singing in the Sun” finale, with, The Collingsworth, Bowling and Allen families, Karen Peck & New River, Brian Free and Assurance, and Jeff Laborg, guest speaker, 6:30 p.m. at Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North. $20.50 and $26.50-$28.50 ages 13 and older, otherwise free. 888-238-6858 or



• Senior “sock hop” dance with DJs Jack and Rosalie Drust, 7-10 p.m. at Myrtle Beach’s Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Drive, near The Market Common. $7. 570-881-0244.

• Swamp Fox Players’ “Boeing Boeing” premiere, 8 p.m. at Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown. $15. 527-2924 or



“Myrtle Beach Rocks!” with Driven Under, Power Born Rebellion, and IZM, 8:30 p.m. at House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. $5. 272-3000.

• “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” by Plan B theater troupe, for adults only, at midnight (also 8 p.m. Sunday) at Donny’s Saloon, 1213 Third Ave. S., Myrtle Beach, with preshow entertainment by Hoop Song and Raven Storm. $10. 839-1278.

For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows, visit MyrtleBeach