‘Family Night’ in gardens
Brookgreen Gardens, open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, continues “Cool Summer Evenings,” staying open till 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays through Aug. 7. Catch “Family Night” on Thursdays, with “Evening Bed Check with the Animals,” 5 p.m. across Lowcountry Zoo; storytelling with Donna Catton-Johnson, 6 p.m. in Enchanted Storybook Forest; and “A Pirate Adventure at Brookgreen” creek excursions for families, at 5, 6 and 7 p.m., for an extra fee besides garden admission: $8 ages 13 and older, and $4 ages 4-12. Details at 235-6000 or www.brookgreen.org.
Details | At gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park. Admission lasts seven days: $15 ages 13-64, $13 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger.
Free outings outside
▪ “Music on Main,” with The Wannabees, 7-9 p.m. at 202 Main St., North Myrtle Beach. 280-5594, ext. 3, or parks.nmb.us/Page.aspx?id=11.
▪ “Hot Summer Nights,” with Paul Grimshaw Band, 8-11 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard. 779-2662 or www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com.
▪ Movie “Big Hero 6,” at dusk in Rourk Gardens, on Main Street in Shallotte, N.C., across from Jerome’s Steak & Seafood. 910-253-2031 or www.brunswickcountync.gov.
Elvis Festival kicks off
The Myrtle Beach Elvis Festival, sanctioned by Graceland, opens for four days. Details at 888-406-5885 or www.myrtlebeachelvisfestival.com, and from Legends in Concert, 238-7827, 800-960-7469 or www.legendsinconcert.com/myrtle-beach.
Details | Tribute artists performing 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at North Ocean Boulevard and Mr. Joe White Avenue; and party 8:30 p.m. until closing at Johnny Rockets! at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. Free admission for both.
‘Monster Jam’ opens
Details | 7:30 p.m. at Myrtle Beach Speedway, 455 Hospitality Lane, off U.S. 501, near Tanger Outlets and Carolina Forest (236-0500 or www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com). $15 ages 13 and older, $10 ages 2-12, plus taxes and fees.
Elvis play at Stage Left
One weekend remains for “Elvis Has Left the Building.” Details at 232-0339 or www.stagelefttheatremb.com.
Details | 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, at Stage Left Theatre Company, 3064 DeVille St., Myrtle Beach, in The Market Common, next to Coastal Dance Centre. $18 general; $15 students and active-duty military and veterans.
For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows, visit MyrtleBeachOnline.com/kicks.