Myrtle Beach-area arts and cultural calendar for July 4-10


FESTIVE BRASS OF MYRTLE BEACH. New members welcome: Rehearsals 7 p.m. Mondays at First United Methodist Church, 904 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 361-1942.

GRAND STRAND HARMONY CHORUS/SWEET ADELINES. 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. 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 info@lowcountrychorus.org.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH COMMUNITY BAND. New members welcome. 488-6742, www.nmbcommunityband.com, or email stickwaver53@yahoo.com.

PAWLEYS ISLAND CONCERT BAND. Experienced brass, woodwind and percussion musicians welcome. Rehearsals 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Litchfield Exchange, 14329 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach, in back side of plaza, across from Bella’s Italian. 274-5991 or www.pawleysislandconcertband.org.


ELVIS FAN CLUB MYRTLE BEACH/GRAND STRAND (424-9124 or www.kingsshazaam.com):

• July 15 and Aug. 14 at Lulu’s Café, 1903 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach (712-1890): gather at 6 p.m., music at 6:30. All tribute artists invited, and no membership required.

• 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through August (but not July 16), “King Shazaam Tributes,” celebrating music by such late icons as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash, outside BARnacles, on pier at Springmaid Beach Resort, 3200 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach.

FREE MOVIES, for adults and seniors, 3 p.m. Fridays at Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane. (918-2380):

• “Gravity,” July 11

• “Anchorman 2,” July 18

• “Grudge Match,” July 25

GRAND STRAND MODEL RAILROADERS, club site, open 4-7 p.m. Mondays, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, in Myrtle Beach mall, three doors from Bass Pro Shops, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres. 293-4386 or www.gsmrrc.org.

“POPPY’S SUMMER MOVIE MAGIC,” 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays at Grand 14 Cinema, at The Market Common (282-0550 or www.stonetheatres.com):

• “Ice Age: Continental Divide,” July 1-3

• “Despicable Me 2” July 8-10

• “Turbo” July 15-17

• “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” July 22-24

• “Epic” July 29-31

• “Shrek Forever After,” Aug. 5-7

• “Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeaquel,” Aug. 12-14.

“SUMMER MOVIE SERIES,” 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, at Frank Theatres’ CineBowl & Grille, at Inlet Square, at U.S. 17 Business and U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet (651-9400 or www.franktheatres.com):

• “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.


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. 651-7644 or grandstrandbritishcarclub.com.

MOVIES IN THE PARK,” about dusk (8:15-8:45 p.m.) in Conway’s Riverfront Park, on Elm Street: “Iron Man 3” July 11, “Muppets Most Wanted” July 25, “The Goonies” Aug. 8, “Dirty Dancing” Sept. 27, and “Hotel Transylvania” Oct. 25. 248-1740 or www.conwayparksandrecreation.com.

MYRTLE BEACH CAR CLUB cruise-ins, most 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (742-9802):

• July 5 – Surfside Customz, 780-E U.S. 17 Business S., Surfside Beach

• July 19 – NHC Health Care, 9405 U.S. 17 Bypass, near Garden City Beach

• July 26 – Surfside Shine Car Wash, 600 U.S. 17 Business S., Surfside Beach (more details at 997-3992)

• Aug. 2 – with Grand Strand Corvette Club, at Camping Connection, 1756 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach, near Old Time Pottery – registration opens 8 a.m.

• Aug. 9 –Bucksport Marina.

• Aug. 16 – Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, 1633 Waverly Road, Pawleys Island (



MYRTLE BEACH CORVETTE CLUB, meets monthly, next at 5 p.m. July 13 at Hilton Garden Inn, outside south end of Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach, close to Harrelson Boulevard and U.S. 17 Bypass. 294-0127 or www.myrtlebeachcorvetteclub.com.

MYRTLE BEACH PORSCHE GROUP, meets monthly. 651-8030.


ALABAMA THEATRE, 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com, at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. “One the Show” at 7:30 p.m. several nights per week, as well as a series of guest concerts, all at 7 p.m.:

• “1964 the Tribute, July 11

• Joe Nichols, July 17

• Martina McBride, Aug. 15

• Merle Haggard, Aug. 22

• “The Ricky Mokel Show,” starring Grant Turner, Aug. 23

• Jeanne Robertson, Aug. 29

ATLANTIC STAGE, at Coastal Carolina University Myrtle Beach Education Center’s 79th Avenue Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” Oct. 16-Nov. 9, “A Christmas Carol” Nov. 26-Dec. 21, “Doubt” Jan. 9-Feb. 2, and “Present Laughter” April 2-26. 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.” 750-0514 or www.big-laughs.com.

CALVIN GILMORE THEATER, 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!” 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, at 8 p.m. each night, also 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays (839-2565 or www.carolinacomedyclub.com):

• “Open Mic Mondays,” weekly

• “Comedy Hypnosis Show with Herb McCandles,” Tuesdays

• Mo Alexander, through Saturday

• Collin Moulton, July 8-12

• Mike Armstrong, July 16-19

• Monte Allen, July 23-26

CAROLINA IMPROV COMPANY, at Uptown Theater in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in July (272-4242 or www.carolinaimprov.com):

• “Whose Beach Is It Anyway?” – Mondays and Wednesdays

• “Whose Night Out Is It Anyway” – for adults – Tuesdays, and July 18 and 25

• “Why Chromosome” adult show, July 11

COMEDY CABANA, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach, at 8 p.m. per night, also 10:15 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays (449-4242 or comedycabana.com):

• Eddie Ifft, through July 6

• Pete Lee, July 7-10

• Bobby Collins, July 11-13

• Greg Warren, July 14-20

• Eddie Clark, July 21-27

• Dale Jones, July 28- Aug. 3

• Manny Oliveira, Aug. 4-10

LEGENDS IN CONCERT, on U.S. 17 Bypass, off 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, with tribute artists to the Blues Brothers, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elvis Presley, Steven Tyler, and through Aug. 16, Taylor Swift. 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. 236-8080, 800-436-4386 or www.medievaltimes.com.

PALACE THEATRE, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach: “Illusions of Magic,” through Sept. 27; and “Hot Jersey Nights” Frankie Valli tribute, returning Sept. 2-Dec. 20. 448-0588, 888-841-2787 or www.palacemb.com.

“PIRATES VOYAGE DINNER & SHOW”, on U.S. 17 Bypass, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach. 497-9700, 800-433-4401 or www.piratesvoyage.com.

STAGE LEFT THEATRE COMPANY, 3064 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, between Nevers and Lewis streets. New season: “Southern Comforts” Aug. 14-31, “Dollhouse” Oct. 2-18, “You Better Watch Out!” Dec. 4-21, “Love Letters” Jan. 29-Feb. 15, and “Elvis Has Left the Building” May 28-June 14. 232-0339 or www.stagelefttheatremb.com.

SWAMP FOX PLAYERS, “Hairspray,” July 11-27 and “Little Shop of Horrors,” Oct. 17-Nov. 2. 527-2924 or www.swampfoxplayers.com.

THEATRE OF THE REPUBLIC, at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main. St., Conway (488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com):

• “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” 7:30 p.m. July 3-5, and 3 p.m. July 5-6

• Annual Torry Awards celebration for 2013-14, July 19

• Next season: “Avenue Q” Aug. 15-31, “Young Frankenstein” Oct. 17-Nov. 2, “Holiday Special” Dec. 4-20, then “Rent” Feb. 20-March 8, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” April 24-May 10, and “Gypsy” June 19-July 5, 2015.

• Also, “Illusions on Main Street: Fabulous Fakes Take II” Sept. 27-28, “Extemities” Jan. 6-11 and “Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein” April 3-5.


ANDY OWINGS SCHOOL OF MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, in Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach. 839-1505 or www.andyowingsmusic.com:

• “Back to School” Music Festival, noon Aug. 16

• Open house, Aug. 18-23, including free music classes

THE BOATHOUSE WATERWAY BAR & GRILL, 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd., along the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, next to Clarion Hotel (903-2628 or www.boathousemb.com):

• Nashville Fridays,” 9 p.m. weekly, with Tyler Hammond July 4, and Austin Mowery July 11, Ricky Young July 18, and Sam Hunt July 25.

• “Summer Concert Series,” 5 p.m. Sundays, with Outshyne with Tyler Hammond Band July 6, Collie Buddz July 13, Dangermuffiin July 20, Natty Vibes July 27, Litttle Texas Aug. 3, JerryFest Aug. 10, Tru Sol Aug. 17, and Ballyhoo! Aug. 24.

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE, in Odell Williamson Auditorium, off U.S. 17 in Supply, N.C. (910-755-7416; 800-754-1050, ext. 7416; or www.bccowa.com):

• “Into the Woods” by Brunswick Little Theatre ( 910-471-7741 or


), 7:30 p.m. July 25-26 and Aug. 1-2, and 3 p.m. July 27 and Aug. 3

• Ralph Stanley, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9

• Blues Hall of Fame Tour – Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica, James Cotton (harmonica), and John Hammond (guitar) – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17

• Randy Linder’s tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6

• The Annie Moses Band’s Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4

• Emile Pandolfi with Dana Russell, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22

• “Wuthering Heights” by Aquila Theatre, 7:30 p.m. March 2

• Billy McGuigan’s “Yesterday and Today,” 7:30 p.m. March 19

• “A Tribute to John Denver” by Long Bay Symphony (448-8379 or


with Tom Becker, 7:30 p.m. April 18

BRUNSWICK COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION, concerts and outdoor movies (910-253-2031 or www.brunswickcountync.gov/Portals/0/BC/files/parksandrec/BBC-042514-Y-4.pdf):

• Shallotte – In Rourk Gardens, on Main Street, across from Jerome’s Steak & Seafood – Concerts at 6:30 p.m.: Sea Cruz on July 3; Hip Pocket Band July 17; Band of Oz July 24; Jim Quick & Coastline July 25; and Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Aug. 14. Movies at dusk: “Frozen” July 10, “The Nut Job” Aug 7, and “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” Aug. 21.

• Calabash, in Town Park, 868 Persimmon Road – Concerts 6:30 p.m. Thursdays: Pantastic Steel Drums June 26, Jaded Mayberry July 3, Homemade Jam July 31, and Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Aug. 7. Movies at dusk: Thursdays: “Wreck It Ralph” June 19, “Despicable Me 2” July 17, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” Aug. 14, and “Monsters University” Oct. 31.

• Sunset Beach – in Village Park gazebo, on Queen Anne Street (www.sunsetbeachconcerts.com) – Concerts 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Jim Quick & Coastline June 18, Tim Clark Band June 25, Hip Pocket Band July 2, Jackass Flats July 9, Smokin’ Hot July 16, Duke Ladd Band July 23, Mark Roberts Band July 30, The Dickens Aug. 6, Six Stylez Aug. 16, Darrell Harwood Aug 20, Carolina Breakers Aug 27, and Fantastic Shakers Sept. 3.

• Ocean Isle Beach – in parking lot of Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St. (910-579-1016) – Concerts 6:30 p.m. Fridays: Sea Cruz June 13, The Attractions Band June 30, Fantastic Shakers June 27, Steve Owens & Summertime July 4, Too Much Sylvia July 11, The Embers with Craig Woolard July 18, Hip Pocket Band July 25, Mark Roberts Band Aug. 1, The Rick Strickland Band Aug 8, Jim Quick & Coastline Aug. 15, The Imitations Aug 22, Band of Oz Aug. 29, and Holiday Band Sept. 5.

FLORENCE CIVIC CENTER, 3300 West Radio Drive, at Interstates 95 and 20 (tickets at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com; details at 679-4525 or www.florenceciviccenter.com):

• “Independence Games” Crossfit competition honoring service personnel who sacrificed their lives, 9 a.m. July 4-5, with individuals (Rx, scaled, and masters – 40 and older – divisions) July 4 and two-person (co-ed also welcome) teams (in Rx and scaled divisions) July 5. $100 individual, $200 team. Register by midnight June 19 at www.thegaragegames.com/events/independence-games/.

• “Disney Junior Live On Tour: Pirate & Princess Adventure,” 7 p.m. July 11. $20-$45.

• North American Grappling Association Myrtle Beach/Florence Grappling Championship – No-Gi & Gi tournament, Aug. 9. Single and two divisions $80 and $100, respectively, with family rates available. Pre-registration ends 5 p.m. Aug. 1 at nagafighter.com/index.php?module=eventinformationpage/380#.

FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 201 S. Dargan St., Florence Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30. 843-661-4444 or www.fmupac.org.

GRAND STRAND OPERA WORKSHOP, DVD showings at 6 p.m. second Monday almost monthly, at Brightwater, 101 Brightwater Road, off International Drive and S.C. 31, northwest of Myrtle Beach. (385-3963 or gsow.net, and Brightwater at 903-8300):

• July 14 – Mozart’s “Le Nozzie Di Figaro.”

• Sept. 8 – Verdi’s “Otello”

• Oct. 13 – Ponchielli’s “La Gioconda”

• Nov. 10 – “The Berlin Concert,” with Domingo, Netrebko and Villazon.

HOUSE OF BLUES, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. Various events daily (272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach), such as:

• Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. www.murdermysteryproductions.com.

• “Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch,” 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Reservations at 913-3746.

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

• Corey Smith, with A Thousand Horses, 9 p.m. July 5

• Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 9 p.m. July 19

• Jesse McCartney, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6

• Ted Nugent, 7 p.m. Aug. 11

• Mike Stud, 9 p.m. Aug. 19

• Chevelle, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22

• Fitz and the Tantrums, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (280-5570, ext. 1):

•  “Music on Main” weekly series (parks.nmb.us/Page.aspx?id=11), 7-9 p.m. Thursdays:

• In Horseshoe, at Main and Ocean Boulevard – The Holiday Band July 10, The Castaways July 17, Fat Jack Band July 24, Fantastic Shakers July 31, Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot Aug. 14, Carolina Soul Band Aug. 21, Atlantic Groove Aug. 28, Hip Pocket Sept. 18, and Jim Quick and Coastline Sept. 25.

• At 202 Main St. – Deluge July 3, The Wannabees Aug. 7, and Tru Sol Sept. 4.

• “Sounds of Summer” monthly series (


) 7-9 p.m. on the third Friday monthly in North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, at S.C. 90 and Robert Edge Parkway: Pam Taylor Band July 18, Too Much Sylvia Aug. 15, and Dickens Sept. 19.

• “Movies at McLean” (


), 15 minutes after sunset on second Friday monthly in McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, south of Main Street, between First and Second avenues south: “Free Birds” at 8:45 p.m. July 11, “Despicable Me 2,” 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8, “Frozen” 7:40 p.m. Sept. 12, and “Hotel Transylvania” 7 p.m. Oct. 10.

RIVERTOWN BLUEGRASS SOCIETY, at 5 p.m. third Saturday monthly at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. 457-2854 or www.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com:

• July 19 – Ken Scoggins and Millers Creek, and Subject To Change Band

• Aug. 16 – Cabin Creek, and Southern Junction

• Sept. 20 – Dyer Switch Bluegrass Band, and Palmetto Blue

• Oct. 18 – Slope Valley, and The Southern Gentlemen

• Nov. 15 – Trinity River Band, and Cottonwood Bluegrass


ART & SOUL, AN ARTISAN GALLERY INC., 5001 N. Kings Highway, Suite 105, Myrtle Beach, in Rainbow Harbor plaza. Various classes available. 839-2727 or www.artandsoulmyrtlebeach.com.

CHERYL NEWBY GALLERY, 11096 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, in The Shops at Oak Lea. 979-0149, 800-435-2733 or www.cherylnewbygallery.com.

COLLECTORS CAFE AND GALLERY, 7740 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. 449-9370 or www.collectorscafeandgallery.com.

CONWAY GLASS, 209 Laurel St., Conway. 248-3558 or www.conwayglass.com.

EBB & FLOW ART CO-OP, 4763 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet. 651-2386 or www.ebbandflowartco-op.com.

EYE FOR THE SOUTH gallery of Southern art, 10138-3 Beach Drive, Calabash, N.C. 655-4524.

FRANKLIN G. BURROUGHS-SIMEON B. CHAPIN ART MUSEUM, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org:

• “Classic Images: Photography by Ansel Adams,” through Sept. 21

• “Claire Ferrell: A is for Art” and “Track of the Rainbow Serpent: Australian Aboriginal Paintings of the Wolfe Creek Crater,” both through Sept. 14.

Adams exhibit lectures | All at 2 p.m. and free, but reservations required at 238-2510:

• July 23 – “Classic Images of Myrtle Beach,” by Jack Thompson, photographer and historian

• Aug. 6 – “The Alchemy of Ansel Adams’ Darkroom,” by Easton Selby, professor of visual arts at CCU

• Aug. 20 – “Ansel Adams and Contemporaries: The Intrepid Ones,” by Andrea Baldeck, fine-art photographer;

• Sept. 3 – “Close to Home: Finding the Grand Landscape in Horry and Georgetown Counties,” by Donald Withers, photographer and naturalist

• Sept. 10 – “Ansel Adams’ Photography as Conservation Advocacy,” by Douglas Haller, archivist, curator and historian

• Sept. 21 – “Far From Home: Wild Photography in a New Age,” by Kyle Waters, photographer and wildlife scientist

Adams exhibit docent tours | All 2 p.m.:

• July 13 and Sept. 14 with Janet Blackmon-Morgan, staff photographer at The Sun News

• Aug. 10 with with Elizabeth Howie, a visual arts professor at Coastal Carolina University

• Sept. 11 with Douglas Haller, former curator of photographs at the California Historical Society

FRANKLIN SQUARE GALLERY, 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. 910-278-7560 or www.franklinsquaregallery.com.

FRESH BREWED COFFEE HOUSE, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 251-8282 or freshbrewedch.com.

GEORGETOWN ART GALLERY, 705 Front St., Georgetown. 527-7711 or www.georgetownartgallery-sc.com.

HOWARD GALLERY, 532 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 626-3118 or www.thehowardgallery.com.

ISLAND ART GALLERY, in The Village Shops, 10744-M Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. 687-9261, 455-0336 or www.pawleysislandart.com.

JEFFCOAT POTTERY STUDIO, 284B Koolabrew Drive, Calabash, N.C. Handmade, stoneware pottery. 910-579-2400 or www.jeffcoatpottery.com.

JEWELRY BY WENDY – BEACH HOUSE FINE ARTS, 10152 Beach Drive S.W., Unit 6, Calabash, N.C. Classes include watercolor and acrylic painting. 910-575-0024 or www.jewelrybywendy.com.

MUD BUCKET POTTERY gallery and teaching studio, 279 S.C. 57, Little River, a half-mile south of S.C. 9. Call 446-6630 or email voxon21@aol.com to schedule classes in basic wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques. www.mudbucketpottery.com.

MUDPUDDLE POTTERY STUDIO, in St. James Plaza, 4002 Executive Park Blvd., Suite 600-B (rear), Supply, N.C. 910-363-4244 or mudpuddle910@gmail.com.

SEACOAST ARTISTS GALLERY, 3032 Nevers St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common. 232-7009 or www.seacoastartistsguild.com. (Also, second gallery 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 839-1278 or www.studiobgalleries.com.

WHISPERING PALMS ART STUDIO & BOUTIQUE, 503 Ninth Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, in Nance Plaza at Kings Highway. 910-232-9609.


BROOKGREEN GARDENS, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach. “Kent UIlberg: A Retrospective,” through Aug. 3, and “Cool Summer Evenings,” staying open until 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays through Aug. 8. 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 2204 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach. 946-9469 or www.cmsckids.org.

“ENCOUNTERS: UFO EXPERINCE,” through Sept. 2 at north end of Broadway at the Beach, off 29th Avenue North and Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach. 444-0443 or www.ufoexhibition.com.

GEORGETOWN COUNTY MUSEUM, 120 Broad St., Georgetown. 545-7020 or www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.

HALL OF HEROES, in Sands Ocean Dunes Resort, 201 75th. Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Open 9 a.m. daily. 692-5265, 692-5100 or www.sandsresorts.com/hall-of-heroes.

HOBCAW BARONY, on U.S. 17 just north of Georgetown. Various nature programs and tours, such as barony tours, and birding tours 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on third Saturday monthly, all by reservation only. 546-4623, www.hobcawbarony.org or www.northinlet.sc.edu.

HOLLYWOOD WAX MUSEUM ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, 1808 21st Ave. N. Ext., Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17 Bypass, next to Broadway Grand Prix, 9:30 a.m.-midnight daily. 444-0091 or www.hollywoodwaxmyrtlebeach.com.

HORRY COUNTY MUSEUM, 805 Main St., Conway, in historic Burroughs School building (915-5320). Also, L.W. PAUL LIVING HISTORY FARM, 2279 Harris Shortcut Road, north of Conway (365-3596). www.horrycountymuseum.org.

MINI MILITARY MUSEUM, in Veterans Cafe & Grille, 3544 Northgate Blvd., Myrtle Beach, in Northgate Plaza, off S.C. 707 at southwest corner at U.S. 17 Bypass, near Dollar General. 232-8387.

MUSEUM OF COASTAL CAROLINA, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. (910-579-1016); and INGRAM PLANETARIUM, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C. (910-575-0033). Both open Mondays-Saturdays through Sept. 1. Planetarium Sky Theater dome shows: 11 a.m. “Legends of the Night Sky” at 11 a.m., “Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea” 1 p.m., “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure” 2 p.m., “Undiscovered Worlds“ 3 p.m., “Back to the Moon for Good” 4 p.m., and “Dynamic Earth” 5 p.m., and laser music shows 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. www.museumplanetarium.org.

MYRTLE BEACH HISTORIC COLORED SCHOOL MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, 900 Dunbar St., Myrtle Beach. 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and by appointment only on Saturdays. 918-1061.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH AREA HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 799 Second Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, then effective June 30, adding Mondays-Tuesdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. 427-7668 or www.nmbmuseum.com.

OLD BRIDGE MUSEUM, at Old Sunset Beach Swing Bridge, 109 Shoreline Drive W., Sunset Beach, N.C. 910-363-6585 or oldbridgepreservationsociety.org.

THE RICE MUSEUM, 633 Front St., Georgetown (546-7423 or www.ricemuseum.org). Also, in Prevost Gallery:.

• “Summer Solstice,” recent work by Elise Moore and Esther Sharp, through July 21

• “Fiber and figures,” work by Patsy Givens, Kathy Weiss, Bob Hoffman and Craig Bruce, July 26-Aug. 18

• “Three-Woman Show,” paintings by Susan Goodman, Janice Coward and Gail Joley, Sept. 6 through November

• Georgetown County Watercolor Society annual exhibition, Nov. 8-Jan. 10

RIPLEY’S AQUARIUM, on 29th Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. Scuba dive shows on the hour daily, and mermaid shows at noon and 2 and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. 916-0888, 800-734-8888 or www.ripleysaquarium.com.

S.C. CIVIL WAR MUSEUM, in Myrtle Beach Indoor Shooting Range, 4857 U.S. 17 Bypass S., opposite Palmetto Pointe Drive, , south of Myrtle Beach, east of Socastee. 293-4344 or www.mbisr.com.

S.C. MARITIME MUSEUM, 729 Front St., Georgetown. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturday, with exhibit “The Story of the Henrietta, the Largest Wooden Sailing Ship Ever Built in South Carolina.” 520-0111 or scmaritimemuseum.org.

WHEELS OF YESTERYEAR, 413 Hospitality Lane, near Carolina Forest, off U.S. 501 near Tanger Outlets. 903-4774 or www.wheelsofyesteryearmb.com.


ALLIGATOR ADVENTURES, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, with special shows daily on lemurs at 9:30 a.m.; reptiles at 10 a.m., noon and 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m.; and alligator handling at 11 a.m. and 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. 361-0789 or www. alligatoradventure.com.

ARK ADVENTURES, birding/boating trips by appointment. 546-4623, http://amazinganimalsprogram.weebly.com or jwalls443@gmail.com.

BAREFOOT PRINCESS RIVERBOAT, various cruises at various times and days, 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, 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. 241-2731 or www.beachbicycletours.com.

CAPT. JIM’S “RIVER MEMORIES” TOURS, on an electric yacht, 90-minute cruises from Conway Marina, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. 246-1495 or www.rivermemories.org.

CAPT. KIRK’S RIVER AND SWAMP TOURS, from Waccatee Zoo, 8500 Enterprise Road, Socastee, with room for six passengers. 650-7477.

CAP’N ROD’S TOURS, including plantation, lighthouse/shell island, and evening and harbor tours, from downtown Georgetown. 477-0287 or www.lowcountrytours.com.

CAROLINA ROVER shelling and lighthouse cruises, from downtown Georgetown. 546-8822, 800-705-9063 or www.roverboattours.com.

CAROLINA SAFARI JEEP TOURS, 31/2-hour tours across the Grand Strand, including Pawleys and Magnolia islands, along the Waccamaw River, wildlife viewing, a salt marsh and Gullah heritage. Pickups arranged at time of reservations. 497-5330 or www.carolinasafari.com.

THE CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY, 4872 Seewee Road, Awendaw, 40 miles south of Georgetown, east of U.S. 17, first left south of the Sewee Outpost. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with guided tours 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and flight demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. 971-7474 or www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org.

COASTAL EXPEDITIONS, four locations, with variety of kayak tours and adventures year round. 884-7684 or www.coastalexpeditions.com.

FREEWOODS FARM, 9515 Freewoods Road, off Bay Road from S.C. 707 in Burgess community. 650-9139, 650-2734 or www.freewoodsfarm.com.

HELICOPTER TOURS, all with rates starting at $20:

• Sister operations: Oceanfront Helicopters, 3000 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, by east end of Myrtle Beach International Airport (946-0022 or


), and Executive Helicopters, 2800 Terminal St., North Myrtle Beach (427-7351 or



• 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 or



MYRTLE BEACH SEGWAY, 2922-A Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common near Valor Memorial Garden. Self-guided tours, or two-hour guided tours of Huntington Beach State Park: $69. 477-0800 or www.mbsegway.com.

“PIRATE ADVENTURES,” for children, returning in spring, on the Sea Gypsy from Crazy Sister Marina, 4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. 651-3676 or www.myrtlebeachpirates.com.

SC-CARES, 236 Abbeville Drive, off U.S. 701 north of Georgetown, tours available by appointment. 546-7893 or www.sc-cares.org.

SEWEE VISITOR & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER, 5821 U.S. 17 N., Awendaw. Programs include discussion and feeding of two resident sister red wolves 3-4 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 928-3368 or www.fws.gov/seweecenter.

SWAMP FOX TOURS, across historic Georgetown, from 624 Front St. 527-1112 or www.swampfoxtours.com.

TOURS DE SANDY ISLAND, birding/nature tours of Sandy Island, in northeast Georgetown County, by appointment, with minimum six per group. 843-408-7187 or www.toursdesandyisland.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. 651-2994 or www.plantationrivertours.com.

WALLACE SAILING CHARTERS, sailing cruises by appointment from 525 Front St., Georgetown. 902-6999 or www.wallacesailingcharters.com.