FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 03.18-03.20
Get out to celebrate spring, St. Pat’s, Easter
▪ Oceanfront Merchants Association’s “Get Your Green On” free concerts, 6-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue at North Ocean Boulevard; and promotion. 843-779-2662 (OMA) or www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com.
▪ “Diggin’ It” Spring Garden Festival on Saturday, at Brookgreen Gardens, which is open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach. Free with admission, which lasts seven days: $16 ages 13-64, $14 ages 65 and older, $8 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger. 843-235-6000 or www.brookgreen.org.
▪ Grand Strand Miracle Leagues’ baseball Opening Day and Celebrity Challenge, getting people with disabilities on the diamond, and with scheduled guests including Andre Davis, Reggie Sanders and Mookie Wilson, on Saturday, with game at 10 a.m., and lunch afterward, at James C. Benton Miracle League Field, outiside Myrtle Beach’s Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 N. Oak St. 843-455-8526, 843-448-7712 or grandstrandmiracleleague.com.
▪ Fifth annual “St. Patrick’s Day Kilt Run,” Sunday from Dead Dog Saloon, 4079 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, on Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk – 5K at 8:25 a.m., 10K at 9 a.m., with second annual “Double Shot Challenge” 5 and 10K back to back also an option. Entries, plus fees: $30 for either race or $50 double shot advance by Friday, otherwise $35 and $60, respectively. 843-357-8647, runsignup.com/Race/Events/SC/MurrellsInlet/5thStPatricksDayKiltRun, or email Aaron.Marks@cumulus.com.
▪ Fifth annual “Burning of the Socks” springtime celebration benefit, 6-8 p.m. Sunday at S.C. Maritime Museum, 729 Front St., Georgetown. $20 (members $18). Museum open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, for free. 843-520-0111 or scmaritimemuseum.org.
Also, Easter egg hunts (Bring baskets):
▪ Annual Conway city egg hunts, Saturday at Conway Recreation Complex, 1515 Mill Pond Road, near picnic shelter, at 11 a.m. for ages 1-2 (with one parent assisting), 11:15 ages 3-5 (without parental assistance), 11:30 ages 6-8, and 11:45 ages 9-12; sixth annual Twilight Egg Hunt, with 3,000 eggs (bring flashlights), for ages 11-13, 8 p.m. March 24 at Riverfront Park, on Elm Street. Free. 843-488-1950 or www.conwayparksandrecreation.com.
▪ Second annual Easter Fest & Egg Hunt, for toddlers-age 12, 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Church, 3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, also with collection of nonperishables for Myrtle Beach High School Food Bank. 843-448-8426 or trinitymyrtlebeach.org.
▪ “Dinosaur Egg Hunts,” for ages 3-10, 10 a.m. March 25 and 26 at N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher, on U.S. 421, just south of Kure Beach, N.C. Registration due three days before event at 910-772-0500 or www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher. $20 per child, and family members pay regular admission: $10.95 ages 13-61, $9.95 seniors and military, $8.95 ages 3-12, and free ages 2 and younger. Aquarium open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; “Dinosaurs” special exhibit opens Saturday, free with admission.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY | 03.17-03.19
Special events include Ultimate ‘Easterns,’ Highland Games
▪ 28th annual Pee Dee Street Rodders’ “Run to the Sun” Car and Truck Show – benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at former Myrtle Square Mall site, on Kings Highway, between 21st and 29th avenues North, in Myrtle Beach. Free to see. Car registration 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 8-11 a.m. Saturday for $45, only at Clarion Hotel, 101 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., just west of Myrtle Beach and along Intracoastal Waterway, off U.S. 501 and George Bishop Parkway. 843-687-8118, 843-669-3564, 843-665-4401 or www.peedeestreetrodders.com.
▪ Ultimate “Easterns” tournament, with 20 men’s and eight women’s college teams competing with flying discs, 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, at North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, at S.C. 90 and Robert Edge Parkway (www.nmbpark.com). Free to see. www.easterns.org and www.usaultimate.org.
▪ Myrtle Beach Highland Games and Heritage Festival, benefiting firefighters’ relief funds, in Myrtle Beach’s Grand Park, with Céilídh live music fest, 6-10 p.m. Friday (adults $5 advance or $7 at gate, otherwise free); and games and heritage fest, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (for ages 13-64, $10 advance or $12 at gate; and ages 6-12 and 65 and older, $5 advance or $6 at gate; otherwise free). 843-283-7883 or www.myrtlebeachhighlandgames.com.
▪ Sixth annual Biker Bluegrass Festival, benefiting Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission of Conway (843-347-6583 or www.warmfarms.org), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson, 4710 S. Kings Highway, south of city limts. Free admission. 843-369-5555 or www.myrtlebeachharley.com.
▪ Benefit for Kind Keeper Animal Rescue, 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Harley Roadhouse, 3180 S.C. 9 E., Little River. 843-855-1398 or kindkeeper.org.
▪ Second annual “Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to Fight Suicide,” noon Saturday at Coastal Carolina University, in Spadoni Park, on main campus, accessed from U.S. 501 or S.C. 544 in Conway. Free. 843-349-5022, afsp.donordrive.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ Act Two Productions’ open auditions for “An Evening With Mark Twain,” 2-5 p.m. Saturday (for performances April 29-May 1) at Fresh Brewed Coffee House, 933 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach. 843-995-2756.
FRIDAY | 03.18
Brill next for Boathouse ‘Free Show Friday’ series
The calendar is filling up for The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill’s “Free Show Friday” concert series of up-and-coming country artists, always 9 p.m. Fridays and free.
Logan Brill, whose video for “World Still Round” – from her second CD, “Shuteye” – premiered in December on CMT, is next on stage, for March 11. Brill (loganbrill.com/music/) was listed in November as one of Billboard magazine’s “13 Country Artists to Watch,” among Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton, and Old Dominion.
Other confirmed musicians for the series are Brandon Bailey on March 25, the “California Roots: The Carolina Sessions Festival” kickoff party April 8, Cole Taylor April 15, Outshyne April 29, Tyler Hammond May 6, Davisson Brothers May 13, and Old Southern Moonshine Revival May 20.
Find The Boathouse at 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd., along the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, next to Clarion Hotel.
Details at 843-903-2628 or www.boathousemb.com.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 03.19-03.20
Musical outings include ‘Some Enchanted Evening’
▪ Long Bay Symphony’s “Some Enchanted Evening,” with Broadway performers Anne Runolfsson and Sal Viviano, 7 p.m. Saturday at Myrtle Beach High School, on Robert Grissom Parkway, between 29th and 38th avenues North. $25, $40, $45 or $50; and $10 students 21 and younger with ID. 843-448-8379 or longbaysymphony.com.
▪ Peter Fletcher classical guitar concert, 7 p.m. Saturday at Georgetown County Library Waccamaw Neck branch, 41 St. Paul Place, Litchfield Beach, off Willbrook Boulevard. Free. 843-545-3623.georgetowncountylibrary.sc.gov.
▪ Festive Brass of Myrtle Beach, annual Can-Am Days concert, 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, at Ninth Avenue North and Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. Free. 843-361-1942 or www.festivebrassofmyrtlebeach.org.
TUESDAYS-SATURDAYS | Into autumn
‘Cirque Extreme’ corrals Palace main stage
The Palace Theatre, on the southwest corner of Broadway at the Beach, at 21st Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, is juggling two house shows into autumn, including a new production on its main stage.
“Cirque Extreme,” has opened with its fill of thrills. Through Oct. 1, shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (and adding Mondays for June, July and August), 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, and as of June, 2 p.m. Thursdays. Tickets cost $34.95, $39.95 or $44.95 ages 13 and older, and $29.95 all matinees.
Also, see “Hot Jersey Nights,” the Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons tribute, in the Palace’s intimate King’s Theatre, at 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through May 26, and Sept. 6-Oct. 27; also with 2 p.m. Wednesdays through May 25, then Sept. 7-28; and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 2 p.m. Thursdays in October. $29.95 ages 13 and older.
All prices are plus tax. Details at 843-448-0588, 800-905-4228 or www.palacemb.com.