FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 10.17, 10.23
Community theaters, concerts take stage
Two community theaters open plays timed ideally for Halloween:
• Theatre of the Republic’s “Young Frankenstein,” Mel Brooks’ new musical, at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main St., Conway: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 23-25 and 30-31, and Nov. 1; and 3 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2, for $23. 488-0821 orwww.theatreoftherepublic.com
• Swamp Fox Players’ “Little Shop of Horrors,” at Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Nov. 1, and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, for $18. 527-2924 orwww.swampfoxplayers.com
Two schools have productions:
• Socastee High School’s second annual “Zombie Zone” carnival and haunted trail, with live stage area entertainment by school Show Choirs, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 17-18, 25 and Nov. 1; and 9-11:30 p.m. Oct. 31, on River Road, off Socastee Boulevard (S.C. 707), between Socastee high and elementary schools, for $5. 293-9041, 457-2110 or
• Carolina Forest High School Show Choirs, with more than 200 students, in “Motown Gold,” 7 p.m. next Thursday and Oct. 25, and 3 p.m. Oct. 26 at the school, 700 Gardner Lacy Road, off U.S. 501, for $7. 236-7997 orwww.cfhsshows.com
Also, two concert series:
• Rivertown Bluegrass Society, Saturday with Slope Valley at 5 and 7:20 p.m. and Southern Gentlemen at 6 and 8:20 p.m., at Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway. $12 ages 12 and older, otherwise free. 457-2854 orwww.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com
• Concerts, for high school students, at Ground Zero, a ministry to teens, 904 Chester St., Myrtle Beach: 6 p.m. Saturday with Fireflight, Royal Tailor and Tim Byrne, for $10; and 6 p.m. Sunday with Clayton King, speaker, with Finding Favour and Tim Byrne, free with ticket. Also, fundraiser dinner, 6 p.m. Monday, with Guy Doud and music by Finding Favour, for $18. 945-9440 orwww.mygroundzero.com
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, TUESDAY | 10.16-10.19, 10.21
Horry County abundant in ideas for outings
• “Cruisin’ the Beach” Car Show benefiting Children’s Hospital of South Carolina, with Myrtle Beach Car Club (742-9802), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. $40 car entry, free for spectators. 423-623-2723 orwww.cruisinthebeach.com
• 19th annual Masters National ProMiniGolf Championship, Thursday-Saturday at Hawaiian Rumble Golf, 3210 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach. Free for spectators. 458-2585, 272-7812 orprominigolf.com
• Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Weekend, with health expo 2-7 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, 8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach; on Saturday: Coastal 5k at 7:30 a.m., and milelong Doggie Dash benefit for Grand Strand Humane Society at 9:15 a.m. – both from Marina Inn; and 13.1-mile Mini Marathon 7 a.m. Sunday from Dillard’s area at Coastal Grand mall in Myrtle Beach. Entry fees apply.www.runmyrtlebeach.com
• Annual Arts & Crafts Fair and Bake Sale, and Late Bloomers Garden Club Plant Sale benefit, 6-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Jensen’s Retirement Community Magnolia Clubhouse, on Moonshadow Lane in Garden City Beach, accessible from U.S. 17 Business, across from Kroger, or Victory Lane off Garden City Connector, off U.S. 17 Bypass. 651-1334.
• Ninth annual Gaither Fest, with concerts at 7 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday at Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North. Scheduled entertainers: Gaither Vocal Band, Buddy Greene, Matthew Holt, The Isaacs, The Martins, Gene McDonald, Angie Primm, Charlotte Ritchie, Greg Ritchie, Allison Speer, Russ Taff and Kevin Williams; Jeff and Sheri Easter (Friday only), and Collingsworth Family, The Nelons, and Lynda Randle, all only on Saturday; and Nicole Johnson, guest speaker at 10 a.m. Saturday. Total for both days: $100 ages 13 and older, otherwise $35 ages 12 and younger. 800-406-4224 orgaither.com
• 35th annual Loris Bog-Off Festival, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in Loris. Free admission, including chicken bog cooking contest, David Fanning concert and Hot Rod Promotions’ car and truck show 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for $20 per entry (details at 503-8245) and fireworks. 756-6030 orwww.lorischambersc.com
• Annual Seagate Village Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday on Hickory Circle in Myrtle Beach, off Hummingbird Street, between Hemlock Avenue and Mallard Lake Drive, close to South Kings Highway. 238-8086 or 712-1412.
• “Pushing Past Youth Homelessness” Shopping Cart Race and Community Yard Sale, for Sea Haven Transitional Living Program, based in Little River, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, with race at 11 a.m., at Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Parkway, between U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass, just west of Myrtle Beach. 213-1133 orwww.seahaveninc.com
• 21st annual Waccamaw Area Heart Walk, for American Heart Association, 10 a.m. Saturday (registration 9 a.m.) at Broadway at the Beach, from Heroes Harbor, near Margaritaville, on 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. 282-2903 orwww.waccamawheartwalk.org
. 444-3200 orwww.broadwayatthebeach.com
• Fifth annual Myrtle Beach Wine Fest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway at The Market Common. Free admission; buy wine glass for samples. 712-2618 orwww.myrtlebeachbeerfest.com
• Third annual Halloween Adoptathon, by Friends of Horry County Animal Care Center, noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply Co., 3353 Church St. (U.S. 501), Conway, including horse rides for $2 and dog costume contest at 3 p.m.www.friendsofhcacc.org
• Rock Back the Clock Music Fest, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, including music till 5 p.m. by Marsha Morgan Band, and Latitude, at La Belle Amie Vineyard,
1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. $8, and bring two canned/dry good items for area food banks for $3 discount. 399-9463 orlabelleamie.com
• “American Odyssey: The Voyage of Christopher Columbus” screening, 2 p.m. Saturday at Horry County Museum, 805 Main St., Conway (open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays). Free. 915-5320 orwww.horrycountymuseum.org
• Grand Strand Beach Social Dancers dance, 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. $7. 903-3765.
• Loretta Lynn, 7 p.m. Saturday at Alabama Theatre, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, for $44.95, $53.95 or $61.95. 272-1111 orwww.alabama-theatre.com
• Hot Rod Promotions cruise-in, benefiting breast cancer awareness, noon-3 p.m. Sunday at Burkes Outlet, 120 U.S. 17 Business N., Surfside Beach, near Piggly Wiggly. Free. 503-8245.
• 31st annual “Taste of the Town,” for St. Andrew Catholic School of Myrtle Beach, 4-10 p.m. Tuesday at Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North. $5 advance or $6 at door for ages 15 and older, otherwise free; buy tickets for food samples, $1-$4 each, and parking at convention center, $3. 448-6062 ortotmb.com
FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 10.17-10.19
Wooden Boat Show sails in Georgetown
The 25th annual Wooden Boat Show weekend in downtown Georgetown, benefiting the S.C. Maritime Museum (729 Front St., Georgetown, at Broad Street, open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with free admission – scmaritimemuseum.org) begins with fourth annual Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta, 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, for $85, including live music by the Blue Dogs.
The festival is 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, in the Front Street area, with free admission.
Events both days include:
• More than 140 classic wooden boats from kayaks to yachts on display in Sampit River, along boardwalk and on Front Street, between Orange and Queen streets. $35 entry, and $5 each additional boat. Awards banquet, 7 p.m. Oct. 18.
• Knot-tying demonstrations with Dan “the Knot Man” Machowski and the “Six Knot Challenge.”
• Gig rows with New Charleston Mosquito Fleet, noon-4 p.m. with rowing excursions about 45 minutes each, from docks at Francis Marion Park, at Front and Broad streets.
On Saturday only:
• Wooden Boat Challenge skiff-building competition noon-4 p.m., with rowing race 5 p.m. on Sampit River; team entry fee $100.
• Children’s model boatbuilding, with test sailing in a pond on Front Street.
• Concerts by The V-Tones and Blue Plantation band, both from Charleston.
• Master Boatbuilders Challenge, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Wooden Opti Pram Regatta, coordinated by S.C. Youth Sailing Program and Winyah Bay Sailing Club, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., for ages 8-15, with first heats at 11 a.m. $10 entry.
• “Bloody Marys & Mimosas,” noon-3 p.m. at maritime museum. $20.
• Winyah Indigo Chorale Society concert, 1-2 p.m. in tent by maritime museum.
Details at 545-0011 or woodenboatshow.com.
Another special event in Georgetown County is the Palmetto Campout, 10 a.m. Saturday-1 p.m. Sunday, in tents, and with beginning camping tips, $50 per family, at Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens. 237-8755 or www.southcarolinaparks.com/huntingtonbeach.
OPENING FRIDAY | 10.17
Special shows in Brunswick County
Brunswick Little Theatre, will debut its new venue at 8068 River Road S.E., Southport, N.C. – in the former Southport Christian School building – with “Steel Magnolias,” 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 26. This drama is not recommended for anyone younger than 12. Tickets are $17, or $12 for students with ID. Also, the theater will welcome Big Dawg Productions’ “The Hermit of Fort Fisher,” 8 p.m. Nov. 6-8 and 13-15, and 5 p.m. Nov. 9 and 16, for $20. Details at 910-447-2586 (BLT6) or www.brunswicklittletheatre.com.
Also, Brunwick Community College, in Odell Williamson Auditorium, off U.S. 17 in Supply, N.C., has begun a performing arts series into spring 2015. Tickets for most shows are $29 for ages 18-64, $27 ages 65 and older, and $10 ages 12 and younger:
• Blues Hall of Fame Tour – Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica, James Cotton (harmonica) and John Hammond (guitar) – 7:30 p.m. Friday.
• Balsam Range, 7 p.m. Nov. 1, for $30 or $35 ages 13-64, $33 ages 65 and older, $28 students and $12 ages 12 and younger.
• Randy Linder’s tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6.
• “Celebrating the Dream” 50-Year Commemoration Concert, with The Tenors: Cook, Dixon, and Young (formerly The Three Mo Tenors), Marva Robinson, and Long Bay Symphony, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22, for $50, $65 or $75.
• “Annie Moses Band’s Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4.
• “A Viennese Christmas,” with Hollywood Concert Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9.
• “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 orlongbaysymphony.com)
with Tom Becker, 7:30 p.m. April 18.
Details at 910-755-7416; 800-754-1050, ext. 7416; or www.bccowa.com.
SATURDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 10.18-10.19, 10.23
Oyster Festival weekend headlines Brunswick events
• 34th annual N.C. Oyster Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday between East Second and Third streets in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., for $5 admission ages 13 and older, otherwise free, near Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., which will be open extra hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, for $6 admisson ages 3 and older, otherwise free. 910-754-6644 orwww.ncoysterfestival.com
. Entertainment on Saturday: Fat Jack Band 9:30-11 a.m., Academy of Dance & Fine Arts 11 a.m.-noon, The Entertainers 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 40 East 1:30-3:30, and 4 Miles South 4-6 p.m.; Sunday: Jim Quick and Coastline 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot 1-2:30 p.m. and shag competition 3-5 p.m. Also, road races Saturday, on First Street in Ocean Isle Beach: 10K 7:30 a.m., 5K 8 a.m., 1-mile fun run 9 a.m., with walkers welcome in latter two events – entry fee, varying per race, includes festival admission. Also, oyster stew cook-off, 1-2 p.m. Sunday. 910-754-6644 orwww.ncoysterfestival.com
• “Pumpkin Day,” 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Indigo Farms Produce & Garden Center, 1542 Hickman Road N.W., Calabash, N.C. Free admission. 399-6902, 910-287-6794 orwww.indigofarmsmarket.com
• 13th annual “A Taste of Brunswick County” Gala, benefiting Children/Communities in Schools, 6-10 p.m. next Thursday at Dinah Gore Fitness and Aquatic Center at Brunswick Community College, in Supply, N.C. $100. 910-457-3494 orwww.cisbrunswick.org/events