Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on July 2

Guitarist in gardens

“Cool Summer Evenings” continue, with extended hours Wednesdays-Fridays through Aug. 8, including “Music Under the Oaks,” with Mark Shuler, guitarist, on this evening. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.

Details | 5-9 p.m. at Brookgreen Gardens (open 9:30 a.m. daily), on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach; free with admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12.

Concerts in parks

Catch a free concert in either of two cities:

• The Hip Pocket Band, in 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunset Beach (N.C.) Village Park gazebo, on Queen Anne Street. Details at



• Jimmy Mowery in the Oceanfront Merchants Association’s “Hot Summer Nights,” 8-11 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard. (Also, live music 6-9 p.m. on Ninth Avenue Stage, and fireworks 10 p.m. over ocean, near Second Avenue North.)



Alexander at club

Mo Alexander opens for four nights of laughs through Saturday. Details at 839-2565 or www.carolinacomedyclub.com.

Details | 9 p.m. (also 9 p.m. Thursday, and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 10 p.m. Saturday) at Carolina Comedy Club, at Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square, off 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, for $15.

Movie at water park

“Dive-In Movie Nights” roll on Wednesdays through Aug. 13 with movies at dusk, weather permitting, on this evening with “Monsters University.” Park opens 10 a.m. daily. Details at 913-9260 or www.myrtlewaves.com.

Details | at Myrtle Waves Water Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue North Extension and at U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. Special general admission after 4 p.m. for $11.99 plus tax, and all-day rates also available.

Toy trains roll at club

The Grand Strand Model Railroaders’ club site contains several working model trains the public is welcome to enjoy. Details at 293-4386 or www.gsmrrc.org.

Details | noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays (and 10 a.m.-5 p.m Saturdays and 4-7 p.m. Mondays) at the club site, in Myrtle Beach mall, three doors from Bass Pro Shops, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, for free.

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