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Three Dog Night, pictured last June in concert in Las Vegas, Nev. – before the death of co-founder Cory Wells – will play at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach.
Three Dog Night, pictured last June in concert in Las Vegas, Nev. – before the death of co-founder Cory Wells – will play at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. Courtesy photo

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 05.06-05.08

Take in exhibits, Georgetown Art Walk, school art show

▪ “Winyah River Keepers Foundation Photo Contest Winners,” Friday-May 26, with opening reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, at Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B,. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach – open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, for free. Also: Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild 19th annual Juried Art Exhibition, through May 26. 843-238-2510 or www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

▪ Cultural Council of Georgetown County’s “Georgetown Art Walk,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, on Front Street in Georgetown, including juried art show along storefronts, children’s exhibit in Winyah Auditorium, 1200 Highmarket St., and concerts in Francis Marion Park, at Broad Street. 843-359-1078 or www.culturalcouncilofgeorgetown.com.

▪ Annual art show, 5-6:30 p.m. May 11 at Carolina Forest High School, 700 Gardner Lacy Road, south from U.S. 501. 843-236-7997, or emailjseay@horrycountyschools.net.

▪ Exhibits of paintings of nature by Jane Woodward through June, and photos by Carmen Albertolli Daughtry, an Argentine native, through May, at Georgetown County Library’s new Waccamaw Neck branch, 41 St. Paul Place, Litchfield Beach, off Willbrook Boulevard – open 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and 2-5 p.m. Sundays (through May). 843-545-3623 or georgetowncountylibrary.sc.gov.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, TUESDAY, NEXT THURSDAY | 05.06-05.07, 05.10, 05.12

Special productions at schools, Alabama Theatre

Student concerts are cued up in the next week for the auditorium at Socastee High School, 4900 Socastee Blvd., near Dick Pond Road:

▪ Socastee Show Choirs’ “Broadway and Beyond,” with classic and new musicals, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, for $5. Details at 843-293-9041.

▪ Symphonic, Concert and Jazz Bands’ “Spring Fling Concert,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, for free. 843-293-9054.

Also:

▪ Three Dog Night, 7 p.m. Saturday at Alabama Theatre, at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. $40.95, $48.95 or $56.95. 843-272-1111 or www.alabama-theatre.com, and threedognight.com.

▪ “Arsenic and Old Lace,” 7 p.m. May 12 at Calvary Christian School, 4511 Dick Pond Road (S.C. 544), Socastee, between Big Block Road and S.C. 707. $5. 843-650-2829 or ccsmb.com.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 05.07-05.08

Myrtle Waves open weekends to splash into season

Myrtle Waves Water Park will open for weekends this month:10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and May 30, Memorial Day.

The park, at U.S. 17 Bypass and Mr. Joe White Avenue (formerly 10th Avenue North) Extension in Myrtle Beach, then will open daily from June 4 through Aug. 14 – 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (and until 9 p.m. Wednesdays) – and go back to weekends, Aug. 20-Sept. 5, to close the summer.

Save $1 on tickets in advance at www.myrtlewaves.com, for, plus tax: $26.99 for individuals 4 feet or taller and $20.99 juniors under 4 feet, also with the next day free. Admission always is free for ages 2 and younger.

Also, a season pass deal through May 31, for ages 3 and older, is $46.99, plus tax and fees.

Discounted admission rates available only at the park entrance, are, plus tax:

▪ $25.99 for individuals 4 feet or taller for military, or residents from South Carolina or Brunswick County, N.C., with ID.

▪ $13.99 for all seniors, ages 55 and older.

More details at 843-913-9250.

FRIDAYS-SATURDAYS | Into later May

Carolina Improv performs weekends, and a Tuesday

Check out the May schedule at Carolina Improv Company, with all shows at 7:30 p.m. at the Uptown Theater, by Bass Pro Shops in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres.

“Whose Beach Is It Anyway,” a family-friendly show, is Fridays through May 20, for $15 ages 12 and older, and $13 ages 4-11.

Also, these shows for adults, each $13.75 advance online, or $15 at door:

▪ “Whose Night Out Is It Anyway?” May 7 and 21.

▪ “Cosmo Knows & ImpromTWO,” May 14.

▪ “Tuesday Night Live,” May 24.

Details at 843-272-4242 or www.carolinaimprov.com.

MONDAYS | Through 05.23

Freedom fire up football on next three Monday nights

The Myrtle Beach Freedom, a new franchise in the American Indoor Football league, have three more regular season home games, all 7:05 p.m. Mondays at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street at 21st Avenue North:

▪ May 9 – against S.C. Ravens, in a nonleague game, a team scheduled to join AIF in 2017.

▪ May 16 – Atlanta Vultures.

▪ May 23 –Columbus (Ga.) Lions.

Tickets are $10, $12 or $15, and games include entertainment by the Sounds of Freedom pep band, led by James “Bull” Canty, a trumpeter.

Details at www.myrtlebeachfreedom.com and aifprofootball.com.

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