OPENS FRIDAY | 06.19
Theatre of the Republic opens ‘Gypsy’
Theatre of the Republic will close its 45th season with “Gypsy,” a musical set in the 1920s with the genesis of burlesque and such tunes as “Let Me Entertain You,” “All I Need Is the Girl” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and June 25-27, and July 1-4; and 3 p.m. Sunday, and June 27 and 28, and July 4-5, at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main St., Conway, for $23.
After its annual Torry Awards July 18, Theatre of the Republic will be in overdrive for its 46th season: “Sister Act” Aug. 19-30, “The Addams Family” Oct. 21-Nov. 1, “A Christmas Story” Dec. 9-20, “Urinetown: The Musical” Feb. 17-28, and “The Boy From Oz” April 20-May 1.
SATURDAY | 06.20
Paddle Fest benefits Tara Hall Home for Boys
The fourth annual Paddle Fest, on Saturday, will benefit Tara Hall Home for Boys, a long-term, residential home and school that accepts residents from neglected, troubled and abused backgrounds.
Registration opens at 7 a.m. at Union Station, 333 Henry Road (S.C. 41), Hemingway, for paddle launch at 7:30 a.m. on Black Mingo Creek. The trip is expected to last two to three hours, with water stops on the way, to reach the Tara Hall campus, 2675 County Road S-22-6, in the Rose Hall section of northwest Georgetown County.
Fees are $30 ages 17 and older, $15 ages 8-16, including the trip, meal and T-shirt, but paddlers need to bring their own equipment. Children ages 4-7 also are welcome for free, with an adult on the watercraft. Kayak and canoe rentals might still be available, for $10 each.
A festival, for people not paddling and those waiting for the paddlers to arrive, for $10 at the gate, will be at Tara Hall, including live music by local groups, a children’s barrel race for ages 8-12 and a pileau dinner.
Details at 546-3000, 546-3666 or www.tarahall.org/paddlefest-2015/.
ONE SUNDAY MONTHLY | Including 06.21
Cornelius to sing in “Arts at the Church’
The schedule for the “Arts at the Church” series, begun earlier this year, has been announced through autumn.
Each concert is at 3 p.m. on select Sundays at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, just west of Surfside Beach, and free. Details at 750-0344:
▪ June 21 – Theatre of the Republic’s Lunda Cornelius, mezzo-soprano, with arrangements of American folk songs and spirituals, Mahler’s “Songs of the Wayfarer, excerpts from “Carmen,” and a group of Cole Porter songs, all with Diana Scroggins, accompanist.
▪ July 19 – Theatre of the Republic’s Coastal Youth Theatre, performing scenes from “Oklahoma” and “Carousel.”
▪ Aug. 23 –Jo Ann Tufo as “The Good Wife,” Mrs. Benjamin Franklin.
▪ Sept. 20 – Palmetto Bronze handbell ensemble, from Summerville.
▪ Oct. 11 – Selah Dancers of Socastee United Methodist Church.
▪ Nov. 22 – Serendipity Singers.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 06.19-06.21
Special events include Josh Turner concert
▪ At Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, home of “One the Show,” with guest concerts, both 7 p.m.: Josh Turner, a Hannah native, on Friday, for $47.95 or $56.95; and Rodney Carrington on Saturday, for $27.15, $44.75 or $179.75. 272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.
▪ At House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach: Cowboy, a Kid Rock tribute band, 8:30 p.m. Friday, for $13; and Juicy J, 9 p.m. Saturday, for $36.50 or $64. 272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.
▪ 30-year Anniversary Party, 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Myrtle Waves Water Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue North Extension and U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, open 10 a.m. daily. For this event only: $19.85 all-day admission, and activities including appearances by Legends in Concert tribute artists for Katy Perry and The Blues Brothers, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; a disc jockey, games, 1980s trivia and prizes, noon-3 p.m.; and free cake at 2 p.m., while supplies last. 913-9250 or www.myrtlewaves.com.
▪ Summer solstice artists’ reception, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, with music by George Devens, at Art Works, open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, in Litchfield Exchange, on U.S. 17 in Litchfield Beach, behind Applewood House of Pancakes and 2 miles south of Brookgreen Gardens. 235-9600 or classatpawleys.com.
▪ Rivertown Bluegrass Society, Saturday at Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway, with Hubert Lawson & Country Bluegrass Boys at 5 and 7:15 p.m., and Savannah River Bluegrass at 6 and 8 p.m. $12 ages 12 and older, otherwise free. 457-2854 or www.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com.
▪ “Sunday Celebrations on the Boardwalk,” by Ground Zero ministry to teens (based at 904 Chester St., Myrtle Beach), 7 p.m. on Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth avenues North in Myrtle Beach: beginning with Finding Favour, and The City Harmonic, on June 21. Free. 945-9440 or www.mygroundzero.com.
OPENING TUESDAY | 06.23
Old Bridge crosses into summer mode
The Old Bridge Preservation Society has plenty of hot fun in the summertime, for education, at its museum, 109 Shoreline Drive W, Sunset Beach, N.C. Summer hours are 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, and with this slew of special programs:
▪ Speakers, on Tuesdays, mostly 5 p.m. – “War on the Coast – If Our Beaches Could Talk,” June 23, July 28 and Aug. 4; “Warfare: Mine Games and Torpedoes” demonstration with Jim McKee, 6 p.m. June 30; “Women and War: Service, Sacrifice and Subterfuge,” July 7 and 21; and “Trials and Tribulations: Life During the War,” July 14 and Aug. 11.
▪ “Young Explorers Program,” for ages 5-13, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, including crafts to take home.
▪ “Family Fun Nights,” 6 p.m. Thursdays – hotdog cookout and activities June 25 and July 23; “Minute to Win It” July 2 and Aug. 6; “Pirate Night” July 9 and Aug. 13; “Bingo and S’Mores” July 16; and a “Country Fair” July 30, with games for all.
Admission is free. Details at 910-363-6585 or oldbridgepreservationsociety.org.