THURSDAY-SUNDAY | 11.13-11.16
‘Dickens Christmas Show’ in 33rd year
The 33rd annual “Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals,” by Leisure Time Unlimited Inc. of Myrtle Beach and benefiting local charities, spans four days: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North.
Admission at the door is $9.50 ages 13 and older, $14 multiday pass, $4.50 ages 2-12 and free younger than 2. Get a $1 advance ticket/pass discount at www.dickenschristmasshow.com. Also, group rates available, and teachers receive a $2 break by showing ID at the door.
Also, at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 33rd Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, and for which seating begins a half-hour earlier:
• Luncheon Tea, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday, each $35 (advance online $33) ages 13 and older, otherwise $22 ($20); group rate $30 and $18 advance online, respectively.
• High Tea, 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, for $27 (advance online $25) and $20 ($18), respectively; group rates $23 and $16.
Bus tours will go round-trip from Myrtle Beach Convention Center: “Holiday Traditions of the Low Country,” 8:30 a.m.-about 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and 15, each to Kaminski House Museum in downtown Georgetown, Mansfield Plantation Bed & Breakfast, on Mansfield Road, off U.S. 701 just north of Georgetown, for $65 (group rate $60).
More details at 448-9483.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 11.15-11.16
All aboard for annual train show
The Grand Strand Model Railroaders group will have its fifth annual Train Show & Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, at Lakewood Camping Resort Conference Center, 5837 S. Kings Highway, between Myrtle Beach and S.C. 544.
See a special Wilmington waterfront display, as well as six new layouts in these scales: HO, N, Lionel, Z, T and a 4-by-6-inch setup.
Admission is $5 ages 13 and older, otherwise free.
Also, see working train displays 4-7 p.m. Mondays, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays – for free at the model train club’s site in Myrtle Beach Mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, three doors from Bass Pro Shops.
Details at 297-7162, 340-8787, 293-4386 or www.gsmrrc.org.
MOSTLY SATURDAY | 11.15
Special events include St. Nicholas BBQ Fest
• Music and Oysters Fest, 5-10 p.m. Friday and noon-10 p.m. Saturday at Crafty Beer, 1125 Third Ave., Conway, including music by Jeff Thomas Band and Southern Blue. 438-8330 or craftyrooster.com.
• Tour of five Georgetown County churches and demos of their organs, 9 a.m. Saturday from Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, 708 Highmarket St., Georgetown. Emailmusicrrr@yahoo.com
• Myrtle Beach Car Club cruise-in, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Grand Strand Corvette Show, at Camping Connection, 1756 U.S. Business 17 N., Surfside Beach, near Old Time Pottery. Free. 742-9802.
• Sweetgrass Basketmaking Class Saturday with Vera Manigault of Mount Pleasant, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and sale 2-3:30 p.m., at North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, 799 Second Ave. N. Class $65 members, otherwise $75. 427-7668.
• 10th annual St. Nicholas BBQ Fest, benefiting local charities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in Conway Riverfront Park, including conclusion of annual S.C. Barbeque Association “War Between the States” (N.C.-S.C.) competition, with sampling at 11:30 a.m. ($10 wristband for 10 samplings). 855-492-8626 orwww.stnicholasbbqfest.com
• Third annual Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at
Seaside Elementary School, 1605 Woodland Drive, Garden City Beach, west of U.S. 17 Business, a half-mile south of Surfside Beach town line, benefiting school’s safety, fine arts, enrichment, reading initiatives and other programs. Free. 650-3490, 458-8740 orsse.horrycountyschools.net/pages/Seaside_Elementary
• Hot Rod Promotions’ inaugural monthly “Cruising Aynor” afternoon to drive, park and dine, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, covering 14 blocks of Aynor, also with four restaurants selling meals. From U.S. 501: Follow Seventh Avenue to Aynor Town Park. Free. 503-8245.
• Myrtle Beach Harley Club Poker Run for Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 11 a.m. Saturday from Beaver Bar, on U.S. 17 in Murrells Inlet, with party afterward at Acme Bar & Grill, 3340 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, in Inlet Crossing Center, east of Inlet Square. 444-0813 orwww.heartlandhospice.com
• 14th annual “Ride for the Animals – Poker Run,” benefiting Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, Saturday (rain date: Nov. 22), at Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson, 4002 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach (249-4948). $20 advance with form fromwww.humanesocietynmb.org
, or $25 on site on event day, 10 a.m.-noon. 201-401-5114.
• Kickoff for 12th annual weeklong “Marathon for Meals,” noon Saturday, as Scott Mann of WYAV-FM “Wave” 104.1 lives in a recreational vehicle until 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach to collect nonperishable food and basic hygiene donations for Helping Hand and the Community Kitchen, both of Myrtle Beach. Opening day includes music from 11 bands, as well as mascots, stilt walkers, hula-hoopers, face painters and magicians.www.wave104.com
• “WineStock,” noon-5 p.m. Saturday, including music by Yasgur Farm and Party Favor bands, at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. $8. Bring two canned/dry good items for area food banks and receive $3 off admission. 399-9463 orlabelleamie.com
• Annual Free Throw Contest by Our Lady of the Rosary Knights of Columbus Council 9039, for ages 9-14, 12:45-3 p.m. Saturday at Shallotte Middle School, Shallotte, N.C. Free. 910-287-1785 or 910-754-3825.
• “Atalaya Sleepover,” Saturday into Sunday morning, at Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach. $50 ages 16 and older, $30 ages 7-15 and free ages 6 and younger. Registration ends 5 p.m. Friday. 237-4440, email firstname.lastname@example.org orwww.southcarolinaparks.com/huntingtonbeach
• Grand Strand Beach Social Dancers dance, with music by Karen and Carl, 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. $7. 903-3765.
• Dinner benefit for Christian Haitian American Partnership, for education and nutrition programs, 6:30-9 p.m. next Thursday at the Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood, 9593 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach. $75, including buffet dinner, one beverage and silent auction. 248-2536 orwww.chaphaiti.org
SATURDAY-WEDNESDAY | 11.15-11.19
Variety of musical outings in several sites
• Rivertown Bluegrass Society, with Trinity River Band and Cottonwood Bluegrass, 5 p.m. Saturday 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
• Otis Gibbs, in South by Southeast Music Feast, benefiting local school music programs, Saturday, with potluck dinner at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m, at Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St., for $20 advance or $25 at door. 251-6402 orwww.southbysoutheast.org
• Youth concerts at Ground Zero, 904 Chester St., Myrtle Beach, geared to high schoolers, at 6 p.m.: Satellites & Sirens on Saturday, for $10; and David Nasser, speaker, with Satellites & Sirens, on Sunday, free with ticket. Also, at 6:30 p.m. Monday: Dannah Gresh’s Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour, for mothers and daughters ages 8-12, $15 per person, or $10 each in group of at least 10. 945-9440 orwww.mygroundzero.com
• Pierce the Veil and Sleeping Sirens, with Beartooth and This Wild Life, 7 p.m. Saturday at House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. $35 or $45. 272-3000 orwww.hob.com/myrtlebeach
• Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra fall concert, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myrtle Beach High School, on Grissom Parkway between 29th and 38th avenues North, for $10 adults, $5 students, in annual benefit for Carolina Forest Rotary. 448-8379 orlongbaysymphony.com
At Coastal Carolina University, on main campus, accessed from U.S. 501 and S.C. 544 in Conway (349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts):
• “Hair: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Nov. 22, and 3 p.m. Nov. 22, in Edwards Theatre. $15.
• CCU Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wheelwright Auditorium. $5.
• CCU Guitar Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Edwards Recital Hall. $5.