FRIDAY-SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY | 04.09-04.10, 04.13
Outings include Winyah Bay fest, theater’s kickboxing debut
▪ “Walk MS,” benefiting National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Carolinas Chapter, 9 a.m. Saturday in Myrtle Beach’s Grand Park, across from The Market Common. Donations welcome. Register at 855-372-1331 or www.walkmscarolinas.org.
▪ Horry-Georgetown Technical College 50th anniversary 5K run, 9 a.m. Saturday from HGTC Grand Strand Campus, 950 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach, off Pampas Drive, near The Market Common. $20, and free for children. www.hgtc.edu/about_hgtc/news_center/5k-myrtlebeach-sc-HGTC.html.
▪ Grand Strand Model Railroaders second annual swap meet 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, at Myrtle Beach Mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres April 9. Free. 843-293-4386 or www.gsmrrc.org.
▪ Georgetown County Historical Society’s Winyah Bay Heritage Festival – including Dock Dogs competitions, S.C. Duck Calling Contest, and children’s decoy painting – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Carroll Ashmore Campbell Marine Complex, along Sampit River, underneath U.S. 17 bridge going south from Georgetown. Free admission. 843-545-7020 or www.winyahbayfestival.org. Also: Free concerts in Georgetown’s Francis Marion Park, at Front and Broad streets, on Friday with Solid Gold Country at 6 p.m. and Jason Michael Carroll 7:30; and Saturday with Will Ness at 5:30, and the Embers 6:30. www.historicgeorgetownsc.com.
▪ “Pig Pick-in” benefit for Phoenix Renaissance’s Racepath Summer Camp and new building fund, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at 538 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, at Shanna Dora, one block south of U.S. 501. $8 meal, with takeout, and delivery of at least seven plates, available. 843-693-1305.
▪ “Grand Stand Fights – IKF Championship Kickboxing,” 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Alabama Theatre – home of “One the Show” several nights every week – at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. $32.55 or $43.40. 843-272-1111, 800-342-2262 or www.alabama-theatre.com.
▪ Murder Mystery Dinner benefit, 6:30 p.m. April 13 at North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, 799 Second Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach. $40 ($30 members). Reservations at 843-427-7668. More details: www.nmbmuseum.com.
DAILY | Through 04.11
‘Choir Challenge’ benefit among slew of CCU concerts
Stages are sizzling almost daily at the Coastal Carolina University main campus, accessed from U.S. 501 or S.C. 544 in Conway:
▪ Fifth anunal “Choir Challenge” – benefiting Each 1 Teach , a mentoring program for local middle and high school students – with such participants as gospel choirs from Conway and Georgetown high schools, and Bridgewater Academy Choir Club – 6 p.m. Saturday in Wheelwright Auditorium. $8 advance or $10 at door for ages 11 and older, and $5 ages 10 and younger.
▪ Sunday in Edwards Recital Hall – Spring Flute and Clarinet Studios’ Recital, 3 p.m. for $7 general admission; and Caroline Hong piano recital, 6 p.m., for $17.
▪ “David Bankston & Friends,” 7:30 p.m. Monday in Wheelwright Auditorium. $7 – and ticket proceeds go toward CCU Student Jazz Combo’s trip to Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
▪ Coastal Winds and Symphonic Band’s “Spring Fling,” 7:30 p.m. April 14 in Wheelwright Auditorium. $7.
▪ “Celebrations” night of scene, songs and dance by theater students, 7:30 p.m. April 14-16 and 21-23 in Edwards Theatre. $7.
Also, “Pride & Prejudice” play, in final weekend, 7:30 p.m. Thurssday-Friday, and 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, In 79th Avenue Theatre, on CCU’s Myrtle Beach campus at U.S. 17 Bypass. $17.
Details at 843-349-2787 or www.coastal.edu/news/culturalarts.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 04.08-04.09, 04.14
Other special shows include Cali Roots fest, ‘Total Praise’
▪ “Women’s Night Out,” by Carolina Forest High School 63-member Women’s Show Choir, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the school, 700 Gardner Lacy Road, off U.S. 501, in fundraiser for trip to compete this spring in Williamsburg, Va. $10. 843-236-7997.
▪ “Little Shop of Horrors,” 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday, at Conway High School, 2301 Church St. (U.S. 501), north of U.S. 378, $8 advance or $12 at door, and $6 Horry County Schools students. 843-488-0662 or ch.horrycountyschools.net/pages/Conway_High_School.
▪ “Back to the ’80s: The Totally Awesome Musical,” 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, at North Myrtle Beach High School, 3750 Sea Mountain Highway, Little River. $10 adults, and $8 students and seniors. 843-399-6171 or nmbhsfinearts.seatyourself.biz.
▪ Third annual “California Roots: The Carolina Sessions Festival,” 11 a.m. Saturday (rescheduled from Oct. 3; those tickets still good), along Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard, between Eighth and Ninth avenues North, at former Pavilion site. Advance $79.04 or $160.49 ages 11 and older, and free ages 10 and younger with paid adult. californiarootscarolina.com. (Also: “Cali Roots Kickoff Party,” 9 p.m. Friday at The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill, 201 Fantasy Harbor Blvd., along the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501, next to Clarion Hotel. Free. 843-903-2628 or www.boathousemb.com.)
▪ Savannah, Ga., native Billy Currington, with Levon, 8 p.m. Saturday at House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. $29.50 plus ticketing fees. 843-272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.
▪ Indigo Choral Society’s “Total Praise (A Showcase of Spiritual Music)” spring concert, 7 p.m. April 14 at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, 4182 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet; and 3 p.m. April 17 at First Baptist Church, 219 Cleland St., Georgetown. Free. 843-340-8188, 843-546-3888 or www.indigochoral.com.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 04.08-04.09
Various art exhibits, shows free to see
▪ “Portfolios I: Senior Exhibition,” by students receiving degrees in studio art and graphic design, with opening reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday and exhibit through April 19, in Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays in Coastal Carolina University Edwards College building, accessed from U.S. 501 and S.C. 544 in Conway. 843-349-6454 (call to arrange up-close parking for anyone with a disability or mobility matter) or www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.
▪ “Awakening: Works In Acrylic and Clay by Kami Kinnison,” through April 30 – including artist reception 2-5 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays at Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179), Calabash. 910-575-5999 or www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.
▪ Craft show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at The Lazy Gator, 3986 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Free. 203-982-8652.
▪ Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild’s 44th year of “Art in the Park,” starting with 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday in Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Memorial Park, at Kings Highway and 14th Avenue North; and April 16-17 in city’s Valor Memorial Garden, on Farrow Parkway, at The Market Common. Free. 843-446-3830 or www.artsyparksy.com.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY | 04.07-04.10
Escape for celebrations north of ‘Border Belt”
All in North Carolina, in Brunswick County and Wilmington:
▪ N.C. Azalea Festival, Thursday-Sunday in Wilmington, N.C., in various sites. Events include concert series, 7 p.m. outside Cape Fear Community College, 411 N. Front St., with The Avett Brothers on Thursday ($55), Snoop Dogg with Doug E. Fresh on Friday ($46.50), and Chase Rice with Kane Brown on Saturday ($36.50). 910-794-4650 or www.ncazaleafestival.org.
▪ 75th anniversary of the Battleship North Carolina’s commissioning, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday – including active duty Marines from Camp LeJeune as special guests, and birthday cake cutting at 1 p.m. – at battleship museum, at U.S. Routes 17, 74, 76 and 421 in Wilmington. Free with admission: $14 ages 12-64; $10 ages 65 and older, and active duty or retired military with ID; $6 ages 6-11; and free ages 5 and younger. 910-251-5797 or www.battleshipnc.com.
▪ “An Afternoon with the Winemaker,” 2-4 p.m. Sunday with Dana Keeler, at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach. $20. Reservations at 910-287-2800. More details: www.silvercoastwinery.com.