Best Bets for the Myrtle Beach area, March 20-26

FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 03.20-03.21

Arts abound for weekend at CCU

Coastal Carolina University, on its main campus, accessed from U.S. 501 and S.C. 544 in Conway, has a weekend loaded with performances, which the whole Grand Strand community is welcome to enjoy.


“Command Performance with Steve Bailey and Department of Music Students,”

7:30 p.m. Friday in Edwards Recital Hall, benefiting scholarship opportunities in Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. $50, including courtyard reception.

• Annual

“Choir Challenge,”

6 p.m. Saturday in Wheelwright Auditorium, benefiting Each 1, Teach 1, a mentoring and entrepreneurship skills development program for local youth. Local choirs will compete for $1,000 based on audience voting, with Paula Caruso of WMBF-TV 10/32 and Scott Mann of WYAV-FM “Wave” 104.1. $8 advance or $10 at door.

Details at 349-2787 (ARTS) or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.

Also, “Marie Bergstedt: Amendments,” with works by a textile artist, continues through April 1 in CCU’s Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, in the Edwards College building, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, for free. Details at 349-6454 (call to arrange up-close parking for anyone with a disability or mobility matter) or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.

SATURDAY | 03.21

‘The Masked Ball’

Coastal Dance Centre, with studios in Murrells Inlet and at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, will have “The Masked Ball,” benefiting plans to stage Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre’s “Cinderella” later this spring.

Don a mask and semiformal attire for the ball, 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, at Kimbels at Wachesaw Plantation Club, 1930 Governors Landing, just west of Murrells Inlet. Tickets are $75 individual or $100 couple, and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, music, dancing and two ballet performances by troupe students.

Details at 651-2006, 839-5678 or www.cybt.org.

Also, plan to see “Cinderella,” 2 and 7 p.m. May 16, 2 p.m. May 17 and 10 a.m. May 18, at the Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach, for $19.95 ages 13 and older, otherwise $8.95, plus tax and fees – 448-0588, 800-905-4228 or www.palacemb.com.

FRIDAY-WEDNESDAY | 03.20-03.25

Car show, Barefoot Cruises make splash

• 27th annual Pee Dee Street Rodders’

“Run to the Sun” Car and Truck Show

continuing 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday on 2500 block of the west side of North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Horry County Benevolent Fund and Grand Strand Miracle Leagues. Free for spectators. Car registration $45, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 8-11 a.m. Saturday, at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 101 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway, just west of Myrtle Beach and along Intracoastal Waterway. Details at



• Annual

Rummage Sale

, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church, 180 St. Paul Place, Litchfield Beach, west of U.S. 17. 237-2294.


Spring Swing/Big Band Fest

, noon-6 p.m. Saturday at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School, with music 1-5 p.m. by Andrew Thielen Big Band and Ed Torres. $10, or $7 with donation of two canned or dry food items to help local food bank. 399-9463 or




Art and Wine Walk

, noon-9 p.m. Saturday at various sites in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. Buy tickets for sampling. 361-7949 or




“Local Brews, Local Grooves”

festival, Saturday at House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, on two stages, with Jeff Thomas 4-5:30 p.m., Matt Parker and the Deacons 4:30-6:15, Brian Roessler 6-7:30, Bullfrog 6:45-8, Fair 8-9:30 and Medusa Stone 8:30-10. Admission $10 advance or $12 day of event, and sampling tickets $3 each or wristband $15 for five samples. 272-3000 or




Rivertown Bluegrass Society

concert, Saturday, with Ken Scoggins & Miller Creek at 5 and 7:20 p.m., and the Carolina Rebels at 6 and 8:20 p.m., and jam sessions starting at 3 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 or



• Peter Fletcher, on classical guitar, 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Georgetown County Library’s new Waccamaw Neck branch, 41 St. Paul Place, Litchfield Beach, off Willbrook Boulevard. Free. 545-3623 or georgetowncountylibrary.sc.gov.


N.C. Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players

, 4 p.m. Sunday, at Trinity Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach: Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” on their period instruments with Trinity’s Hood Memorial portative organ, with soprano Leila Lazenby, alto Tamsin Simmill and organist Daniel Pyle, also with works by by Georg Muffat and Dieterich Buxtehude. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors, and free ages 12 and younger. Free child care, and meals afterward from cookbooks printed in London between 1600 and 1750, with dishes such as “Hotch Potch” (beef stew), “Plague Water” (muscadine-sage punch), herb salad, french bread and frosted plum cake. 448-8426,


, or email music.trinity.church@gmail.com.

• Brad Thompson, on classical guitar in “Arts at the Church” series, 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, west of Surfside Beach. Free. 750-0344.


Wine Dinner

, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Croissants Bistro and Bakery, 3751 Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, at 38th Avenue North. $60. 448-2253 or



• “Bountiful Bowls” soup dinner, 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 U.S. 17, Little River. $15 advance only, from church office, or call 280-1023, 281-8252, 249-7013, 249-4284 or 249-9384, or email lrumcblast@gmail.com. Proceeds benefit fund toward paying off church Life Center debt.

• Barefoot Princess Riverboat, locals’ appreciation dinner cruises, for residents of Horry, Georgetown and Brunswick counties with ID, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and 5 p.m. March 27, on from Barefoot Landing Marina, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, next to Greg Norman Australian Grille. $27 (regularly $42) for ages 12 and older, $21 (vs. $25) ages 2-11, plus $2 processing fee. 272-2140, 272-6796 or mbriverboat.com.


Other springtime, Easter outings

• Second annual

Burgess Community Cleanup

, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Register at South Strand Recreation Center, 9650 Scipio Lane, off Holmestown Road, in Burgess community, or by emailing name, phone and email address to


. Keep Horry Beautiful will provide safety vests, gloves and bags. More details at 215-1473 or




Grand Strand Miracle Leagues’

Spring Opening Day Celebrity Challenge, getting people with disabilities on the diamond, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at James C. Benton Miracle League Field, outside Myrtle Beach’s Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 N. Oak St. Free. Also: other games almost weekly into mid-May. 448-7712 or



• Third annual

Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch

, on Saturday, with meal at 10 a.m., hunt at noon, at Thompson Farm and Nursery, 1625 Bucksville Drive, near Bucksport, off U.S. 701 south of Conway. $19 ages 14 and older, $17 ages 9-13, $12 ages 3-8, and free ages 2 and younger with paying adult – or separate price for just egg hunt and farm activities $9 – all plus tax. 236-1400 or



• Belated

St. Patrick’s Day-themed dance

by Grand Strand Beach Social Dancers, with music by Harlequin, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, at Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. $7; reservations available for tables of eight. 903-3765.

• Annual

Easter Eggstravaganza

, 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Celebration Presbyterian Church, 2300 Carolina Forest Blvd., Carolina Forest. Register at 12:45 p.m. on site. 903-0308 or



• Community

Easter Egg Hunt

, 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 26 at Horry County Memorial Library Little River branch, 107 S.C. 57 N., in back of Ralph Ellis County Building. Free. 399-5541 or



ALMOST DAILY | Into April, May

New exhibits at museum, galleries

Three new exhibits await viewers’ eyes and interest, all for free:


“The Mapmakers’ Art: The Bishop Collection of Antique Maps: 1608-1863,”

with 15 maps and several historical prints, through April 12 at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, across from Midway Par 3 and Springmaid Beach Resort. Open, with four other exhibits, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. 238-2510 or




High School Art Show

, with 30 student works each from North, South and West Brunswick high schools – in Leland, Southport and Shallotte, N.C., respectively – opening Monday, going through April 17 at Franklin Square Gallery, 130 E. West St., Southport, N.C. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Also, catch the N.C. Spring Art Show before its final day, Saturday. 910-278-7560 or





by Peter Nein, March 26-May 9 at Artspace 506, 506 37th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach, with opening reception 6-9 p.m. March 26. Gallery open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 273-0399 or



Also, spring celebration, 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Art Works, in Litchfield Exchange, 14329 Ocean Highway, Litchfield Beach, behind Applewood House of Pancakes, with 15 local artists, and piano music by Gary Assadourian. 235-9600 or www.classatpawleys.com.