Best Bets for the Myrtle Beach area, June 27-July 3


‘ToyTime’ takes over museum wing

The North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum continues marking new milestones in its second year, this time, welcoming “ToyTime,” a traveling exhibit of 14 large-scale versions of popular folk toys from around the world, with some designs more than 300 years old.

Through these toys, see properties of physics, including gravity, inertia, rhythm, harmonic motion and mechanics. The exhibit continues through Nov. 1, said Jenean Neilsen Todd, museum director, “so we can maximize summer and school visitation.”

Also starting Monday, the museum, 799 Second Ave. N., will be open seven days a week: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through Saturday this week, then next week: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and noon-4 p.m. Sundays.

Admission through Saturday is $5 ages 18-59, $4 ages 60 and older, $3 ages 5-17, and free ages 4 and younger, then as of Monday: $6 ages 13-59, $5 ages 60 and older, $4 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger. Details at 427-7668 or www.nmbmuseum.com.

VARIOUS CONCERTS | Including Winger, Firehouse on 07.02

House of Blues loads up events

House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, has a packed agenda to cruise into the first full month of summer, with such dates as:

• Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, and Keller Williams, 8:30 p.m. Friday, for $22 or $41.50 general admission, plus applicable ticketing fees.

• Electric, featuring Adventure Club, 10 p.m. Monday, for $20.

• Hoobastank, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, for $15.

• Winger, Firehouse, and Jack Russell’s Great White, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday for $35 or $67.50.

• Appetite for Destruction, with Poison’d, and Red, White & Crue, 8:30 pm. July 3, for $10.

• Corey Smith, 9 p.m. July 5, for $17.50 or $30.

Also, regularly:

• Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, for $42 (www.murdermysteryproductions.com).

• “Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch,” 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, for $29 ages 13 and older, $14.50 ages 7-12, and free ages 6 and younger. Reservations at 913-3746.

• Live free music concerts most nights on The Deck, varying acts.

Details at 272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 06.27-06.28

Plantersville Heritage Festival

A community in northeast Georgetown County will have its 10th annual Plantersville Heritage Festival, keeping with a tradition for the last weekend every June, at Plantersville Community Park, on Exodus Drive, behind Plantersville Elementary School.

This year, the 12-mile-long Plantersville Road corridor – accessed from U.S. 701 or Choppee Road – will be celebrated as a scenic byway.

Events begin at 7 p.m. Friday with the Plantersville Community Championship Softball Game.

Then, on Saturday, the festival begins at 4 p.m. and includes water inflatable slides for youth opening at 4:15 with parental supervision (bring towels), bingo for adults at 4:30, a food court at 4:45, music at 5:30 by Reggae Infinity of Columbia and the Jazzy Ladies Soul Line Dancers of Georgetown, and at dusk, fireworks.

Admission is free, but donations are sought for Plantersville Summer Academy, for which enrollment in 2014 had exceeded 209 as of June 9. The program integrates academics, arts and extracurricular activities.

Details from The Village Group at 240-0534 or www.thevillagegroup.org.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 06.28-06.29

Lodge celebrates with ‘Festa Italiana’

The Sons of Italy Myrtle Beach Lodge 2662 of Socastee will fill part of Myrtle Beach’s Grand Park with its annual “Festa Italiana,” or Italian Festival.

The celebration is 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday at the park, on Farrow Parkway, by the lake and across from The Market Common. Admission is $1, for local charities.

Activities include Larry Tanelli, master of ceremonies and host of music trivia, with such performers as Gene Sartini, Tom Bongiorno’s salute to Neil Diamond, Sister Act’s “History of Women’s Music Extravaganza” and Dale Mosher’s tribute to Italian singers, as well as bocce playing, a pasta-eating contest on Sunday by Villa Romana Restaurant of Myrtle Beach, and a display of Ferraris and Maseratis.

Details at 333-7523 or www.sonsofitalymb.com.


Family movies at Inlet Square

A fourth local movie theater has begun a summer family movie series, with screenings at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through mid-August, and titles changing weekly.

Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille, at Inlet Square, at U.S. 17 Business and U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet, has lined up these movies:

• “Turbo” June 24 and 26

• “The Wizard of Oz,” July 1 and 3

• “Horton Hears a Who,” July 8 and 10

• “How To Train Your Dragon,” July 15 and 17

• “Kung Fu Panda 2,” July 22 and 24

• “Megamind,” July 29 and 31

• “Despicable Me 2,” Aug. 5 and 7

• “Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax,’” Aug. 12 and 14

Admission is $1 for each, and $3 for a popcorn, beverage and candy pack.

Details at 651-9400 or www.franktheatres.com.