Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Aug. 7

Some passers-by fill in their answers at the “Before I Die” interactive wall, open around the clock through Sept. 29 at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach.
Some passers-by fill in their answers at the “Before I Die” interactive wall, open around the clock through Sept. 29 at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach. Courtesy photo

Museum sizzles in exhibits

Summer art stays sizzling with these exhibits in one place: “Steve Jameson: Ode to the Grand Strand,” through Sept. 13, and “Norman Rockwell’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn,” “Sandy Logan: Ironic Abstraction” and “John Baeder’s Road Well Taken,” all through Sept. 20. Also, swing by “Before I Die,” through Sept. 29, on front lawn and accessible at any time and day for everyone to write down a lifetime dream or goal. Details at 238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, across from Midway Par 3 Golf and Springmaid Beach Resort. Free.

Space objects discussed

In “Asteroids & Meteors,” learn about their differences, why NASA and the European Space Agency study them, what minerals they contain, and how they might be useful to humans. Details at 910-575-0033 or www.museumplanetarium.org.

Details: Noon at Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C., open 10:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays and 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, also with various Sky Theater dome shows daily, each $9 ages 13-61, $8 ages 62 and older, $7 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger.

Join Strand Cinema

The Strand Cinema group begins a new weekend of movies: “A Tale of Winter,” from 1992, at 2:30 p.m., and “The Road Within” (2014) 7 p.m.; also, Saturday: “1,000 Times Good Night” (2013) 2:30 p.m., and “You’re Not You” (2014) 7 p.m. Details at 527-2924 or www.strandcinema.org.

Details: At Strand Theater, 710 Front St., Georgetown; each $5 for members, otherwise $7.

Kindergarten celebration

Families with children entering kindergarten are invited to the “Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration,” with opportunities to visit a mock classroom, practice boarding a school bus and carrying a lunch tray, along with free dental and speech screenings, costumed characters, games, and information booths and resources. Details at 946-9469 or www.cmsckids.org.

Details: 5:30-8 p.m. at Children’s Museum of South Carolina, 2204 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach. Free. (Regular hours, through Sept. 7, are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, for $8 ages 2 and older, otherwise free.)

Free concerts, movies plentiful

Free and mostly outside, weather permitting:

▪ Stan Gregory, 1-5 p.m. at La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School. 399-9463 or www.labelleamie.com.

▪ “Still Alice” movie, for adults, 3 p.m. inside Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, near Farrow Parkway and The Market Common. Details at 918-2380.

▪ The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, 6:30-8 p.m. outside Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. (910-579-1016 or www.museumplanetarium.org). oceanislebeach.com.

▪ Hip Pocket Band , 6:30 p.m. at Middleton Park Soccer Field, on S.E. 46th Street in Oak Island, N.C. 910-253-2031 or bcparks.recdesk.com.

▪ Ross Holmes Band, 7 p.m., in finale of “Cool Summer Evenings” at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach. open 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Admission lasts seven days: $15 ages 13-64, $13 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger. 235-6000 or www.brookgreen.org.

▪ “Back to the Future” movie, 8:30 p.m. in Conway’s Riverfront Park, on Elm Street. 488-1950 or www.conwayparksandrecreation.com.

▪ “Up” movie, 8:45 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, at The Market Common. 839-3500 or www.marketcommonmb.com.

▪ Brady Smith, 9 p.m. at The Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill, 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd., just west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, next to Clarion Hotel. 903-2628 or boathousemb.com.