Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on May 21

Gabbie Rae ‘Sweet 16’ bash

Gabbie Rae Trial, a former Grand Strand resident who has moved to Los Angeles for the next step in her music career, will return for the “Gabbie Rae Sweet 16 Birthday Bash,” performing with Patrick Kennison, and special guests Chris Vital, Charlie Snuggs, and the Rev. Spider Webb and the Boogie Blues Revue. Details at 280-0103 (Jay’s), www.gabbieraerocks.com and www.heavenbelow.com (for Kennison).

Details | at Jay’s at Little River, 1511 U.S. 17 N., Little River, with pre-show social 8-8:30 p.m. with Trial and Kennison, then acoustic concert 9-10, and VIP meet-and-greet wth Trial and Kennson 10-10:30. Tickets are $5 general admission, $25 VIP reserved.

Dine to benefit literacy

Act on your appetite for “Dining for a Cause,” this month benefiting Miss Ruby’s Kids (237-3835 or www.missrubyskids.net) an early literacy program helping families across Georgetown County. Lunch and dinner reservations at 235-9193.

Details | 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. at Perrone’s Restaurant and Bar, 13302 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island.

‘Dino’s Dance Party’ night

Join Carolina Dance Partners for a “Dino’s Dance Party” concert, including Larry Tanelli’s tribute to the late Dean Martin. Details at 798-2639.

Details | 7-9 p.m. at Grand Strand Seniors Center, 1269 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, for $5.

Laugh with long improv

Laugh at “50 Shades of Hunger Games,” a long-form improv tribute to “50 Shades of Grey” and “The Hunger Games, with audience suggestions put in play to create a show. Details at 272-4242 or www.carolinaimprov.com.

Details | 7:30 p.m. in Uptown Theater, at Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, for $12.75 advance online, or $14 at door.

Kidd at comedy club

Tim Kidd opens for four nights through Saturday. Details at 839-2565 or www.carolinacomedyclub.com.

Details | 8 p.m. (and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday) at Carolina Comedy Club, at Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square, off 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, for $15.

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