SATURDAY | 11.01
Fifth annual ‘Taste of Georgetown’
The fifth annual “Taste of Georgetown,” 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, will comprise 19 restaurants and one service organization serving samples, all on Front Street in Georgetown, and in Francis Marion Park, at Front and Broad streets.
This feast benefits the Family Justice Center of Georgetown County, based at 1530 Highmarket St., Georgetown ( www.familyjusticecenter.org), which helps people affected by domestic violence.
Admission is free, and food tickets are $1 each, or 23 for $20.
Also, the Fourclosures, Highliners, Hi Lo Duo, and Jessie Wilson Jr. and Friends, will take turns providing live music, and everyone’s encouraged to vote in the people’s choice award for Best Restaurant.
Details at 546-3926 or www.tasteofgeorgetownsc.com.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 10.31-11.02
‘Crafting by the Sea’ leads north Strand fairs
Several annual events are on the northern Grand Strand, stretching into Brunswick County, and all have free admission:
•“Crafting by the Sea,”
8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 Eighth Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17. 390-0281.
•Arts & Crafts Fair
, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in Village at Calabash Clubhouse, off Thomasboro Road, between U.S. 17 and downtown Calabash, N.C. 910-579-7262.
•Tidewater Artisans Holiday Show
benefit for local charity, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, at Tidewater Plantation and Golf Cub, in North Myrtle Beach, off Little River Neck Road (Take U.S. 17 to Cherry Grove exit and turn right; at traffic light, turn left on Hill Street, right on Little River Neck Road, to Tidewater. 280-4709.
Also, farther north, for bowling fans: Take an easy escape to see about 125 blind and visually impaired people from the Carolinas and Virginia compete in the 18th annual Carolina Bowling Alliance Tournament and Shootout, opening at 8:45 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. Free for spectators, and volunteers welcome, at Cardinal Lanes, 3907 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, N.C. (910-799-3023). Details at 919-832-4982, 919-755-0700 or 919-740-2398.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 11.01-11.02
Multiple special events across area
• The Color Run 5k 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour, 8 a.m. Saturday at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. $45 individual, or $40 each in team of four. thecolorrun.com/myrtle-beach/2014-11-01/#ad-image-image1, and 444-3200 or www.broadwayatthebeach.com.
, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Bridgewater Academy charter school, 191 River Landing Boulevard, just west of Myrtle Beach, off Waccamaw Boulevard and U.S. 501, near Intracoastal Waterway. Free. 236-3689 or bridgewateracademy.org.
•Myrtle Beach Gun and Knife Show
, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North. $8 ages 13 and older, and free for ages 13 and younger with paying adult. 540-953-0016, 888-715-0606 orwww.cegunshows.com
•Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild’s 42nd annual “Art in the Park
,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Park, at Kings Highway and 14th Avenue North (and Nov. 8-9 in city’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, at The Market Common). Free. 446-3830 orwww.artsyparksy.com
on Saturday and free: by Myrtle Beach Car Club (742-9802), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Aroma’s Pizza, 10799 S.C. 707, in Burgess community; and Hot Rod Promotions (503-8245), 1-4 p.m. at Tee Box Tavern, 4620 Dick Pond Road (S.C. 544), Socastee.
•Waccamaw Indian People’s 22nd annual Arts Festival & Pauwau
, Saturday-Sunday, at tribal grounds, 591 Bluewater Road, Aynor, west off U.S. 501, with daily ceremonies opening 11 a.m. daily with grand entries 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $6 ages 15-59, $3 ages 7-14 and 60 and older, and free ages 6 and younger. 358-6877 orwaccamawindians.us
•Ground Zero concert
, for high school students, 6 p.m. Saturday with Michael Jr. and KJ-52, at Ground Zero, a ministry to teens, based at 904 Chester St., Myrtle Beach. $10. 945-9440 orwww.mygroundzero.com
• Voce Angeli concert in Disney theme, 7 p.m. Saturdayat Church of the Resurrection, 8901 U.S. 17 Bypass S., west of Surfside Beach. $5 adults, $3 children. 215-4500.
•Bill Stewart Memorial Poker Run
, by American Legion Riders, Chapter 178 of Murrells Inlet, on Sunday: Register 10 a.m.-noon at The Beaver Bar, on north end of U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, in this benefit for Blue Star Mothers for 2014 Wreaths Across America event Dec. 13 at Florence National Cemetery. 907-9183.
•19th annual “Souper Supper”
culinary competition and tasting benefit by American Culinary Federation Myrtle Beach chapter, benefiting students at the Horry-Georgetown Technical College and Academy for Technology and Academics with scholarships, noon-3 p.m. Sunday at Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway at The Market Common. Advance online: $10 adults, $5 children, with about $1 processing fee plus tax; or at gate: $12 and $7, respectively. 283-2407 orwww.myrtlebeachacf.com
•Acting Readers Theatre Group
, perforning short readings, 3 p.m. Sunday at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Free. 626-3991 or 497-7752.
OPENING SATURDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 11.01, 11.03, 11.04, 11.06
Christmas shows kick off for two months
Local theaters are raring to kick off their Christmas house shows for the next two months. Prices vary by site:
•“The Carolina Opry Christmas Special,”
Saturday-Jan. 3 at Calvin Gilmore Theatre, on U.S. 17 Business, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. Also, Santa arrrives at 4:30 p.m. Saturday by hot-air balloon for Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser, including balloon rides (weather permitting) and photos with Santa for $10 and $5 respective donations. 913-4000, 800-843-6779 orwww.thecarolinaopry.com
•“The South’s Grandest Christmas Show,”
Saturday-Dec. 31 at Alabama Theatre, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 orwww.alabama-theatre.com
•“Christmas with the Rat Pack & Special Guest Marilyn Monroe,”
also paying tribute to Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, Monday-Jan. 3, at Legends in Concert, 2925 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 29th Avenue North, next to Planet Hollywood, across from Broadway at the Beach. 238-7827, 800-960-7469 orwww.legendsinconcert.com
•“Jersey Nights Christmas Special”
tribute to Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons, Tuesday-Dec. 20 at Palace Theatre, Broadway at the Beach, at 21st Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach. 448-0588, 800-905-4228 orwww.palacemb.com
•Dolly Parton’s “Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show,”
Nov. 6-Dec. 31 – with final regular shows for 2014 at 6 p.m. this Friday-Saturday – on U.S. 17 Bypass, near northern junction of U.S. 17 Business in Myrtle Beach. 497-9700, 800-433-4401 orwww.piratesvoyage.com
THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS | 11.06-11.16
Murrells Inlet Community Theatre reopens
Murrells Inlet Community Theatre gets back on stage next Thursday for two weekends with “The Last Romance” by Joe DiPietro, after a break from full stage productions during the rebuilding of the Murrells Inlet Community Center.
Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, at the community center, 4450 Murrells Inlet Road, south of Bellamy Avenue and the Murrells Inlet U.S. Post Office.
Other plays this season are, on the same aformentioned schedule of times and days of the week:
• “Love Allways” by Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna, March 12-15 and March 19-22
• “Moving Mountains” by Lawrence Roman, April 30-May 3 and May 7-10.
Tickets for all shows are $12, and $10 each for groups of at least 15.
Details at 651-4152 or www.mictheatre.com.