Students take stage in three places | Best Bets

Chip Hawver plays Aladdin and T.J. Anderson the Genie in an “Aladdin” number from “ShowStoppers 2016,” which the Carolina Forest High School Show Choirs – three groups – will perform at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, at the school, 700 Gardner Lacy Road, off U.S. 501. Tickets are $7.
Chip Hawver plays Aladdin and T.J. Anderson the Genie in an “Aladdin” number from “ShowStoppers 2016,” which the Carolina Forest High School Show Choirs – three groups – will perform at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, at the school, 700 Gardner Lacy Road, off U.S. 501. Tickets are $7. Courtesy photo

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY | 05.13-05.15, 05.17-05.18

Students shine in choirs, ‘Giant Peach,’ ‘Old Glory’

Local youth will beam on stage in three places:

▪ Carolina Forest High School Show Choirs – three groups – in “ShowStoppers 2016,” 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, at the school, 700 Gardner Lacy Road, off U.S. 501. $7. 843-236-7997. Also, the ShowCase choir won the “Gold Mickey” award for first place in April at Festival Disney in Orlando, Fla., giving them an evening at Walt Disney World’s new water park.

▪ Coastal Youth Theatre Arts School’s “James and the Giant Peach Jr.,” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, at Main Street Theatre, 335 Main St., Conway. $15 adults and $7 children. 843-488-0821 or www.coastalyouththeatre.com.

▪ “Spring Dance Showcase: Old Glory, a Tribute to America and Her People,” 6:30 p.m. May 17-18 at Black Water Middle School, 900 E. Cox Ferry Road, Conway, between S.C. 90 and U.S. 501. $5. 843-903-8440.

Also, for adults:

▪ Act Two Productions will have auditions 2-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at 514 Alder St., Myrtle Beach, for “Romeo and Juliet ... Almost” – by appointment only at 843-995-2756 – for performances July 22-24 at Fresh Brewed Coffee House in Myrtle Beach.

▪ Premiere of “Vaudeville the Show,” 9 p.m. Saturdays (and adding Mondays as of June), at GTS Theatre, 1220 Port Drive, Myrtle Beach, off southbound U.S. 17 Bypass, near Jamin Leather. Advance at www.gtstheatre.com: $37.95, or $35.95 ages 65 and older. 843-756-4386.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, TUESDAY | 05.12-05.15, 05.17

Blue Crab Festival among special events outside

▪ At Hobcaw Barony, on U.S. 17, just north of Georgetown: “Art and Soul,” 1:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, $30; “Hike Hobcaw: Hobcaw Beach,” 9:30 a.m.-noon Friday, $25; and “Baruch Roundtable,” 6 p.m. May 19, $75. Reservations required at at 843-546-4623. www.hobcawbarony.org.

▪ “Campus Salvage,” Coastal Carolina University’s annual yard sale – benefiting local charities – 8 a.m. Saturday, at 370 Allied Drive, Conway, in PODS company parking lot, in Atlantic Center across from CCU campus. Free; also, early bird entry for $5 at 7 a.m. 843-349-5041, or email sustain@coastal.edu.

▪ “Robotics Celebration Day” with South Carolina First LEGO League and Grand Strand Technology Council, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily – and where “Nature Connects: Legos Bricks Sculpture” exhibit continues through Sept. 5. Free with admission, which lasts 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, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.

▪ 33rd annual “World Famous Blue Crab Festival,” 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday on Little River waterfront. Daily: $4 advance or $5 at gate, for ages 13 and older, and free ages 12 and younger. 843-249-6604 or bluecrabfestival.org.

▪ “Teal Ribbon 5K Run/Walk,” benefiting National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 8 a.m. Sunday at The Woodlands Park, in St. James Plantation, N.C. – enter through main gate from East Middleton Boulevard, off N.C. 211. Donations welcome. Register at nocc.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1156260. 910-599-2646 or 703-728-4742.

▪ “Cruise-In Car Show,” benefiting American Red Cross, with Caravan of Stars entertainment, 2-5 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday, at Jamin’ Leather, 1220 Port Drive, Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 17 Bypass, south of George Bishop Parkway/Harrelson Boulevard bridge. 843-294-1222 or www.jaminleather.com.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 05.14.-05.15

‘Military Appreciation Days’ include Blue Star Mothers event

The eighth annual “Military Appreciation Days,” for all of May, continue. Details at 843-918-1014 or www.militaryappreciationdays.com:

▪ “Military Appreciation Dinner Dance,” 6 p.m. Saturday at Landmark Resort, 1501 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. $32 – order tickets at 843-918-1008.

▪ “Military Family Members Event,” by Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina and Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers, 2 p.m. Sunday at Myrtle Beach Moose Lodge 1959, 479 Burcale Road, in Forestbrook community, west of MyrtleBeach, south from U.S. 501, with guest speaker Mark Kruea, Myrtle Beach city spokesman. www.bluestarmothersofcoastalcarolina.com and www.grandstrandbluestarmothers.com.

Also, registration is ending for Military Officers Association of America Grand Strand Chapter Golf Tournament, benefiting college scholarships for Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps high school seniors, wounded warrior vacations in Myrtle Beach, and veterans outreach programs, May 26 – with registration and lunch at noon, and start 2 p.m. – at Legends Golf & Resort’s Heritage Club course in Pawleys Island. $80 individual or $300 four-person team, and $5 discount for veterans. 843-251-4051 or 843-299-0167, or email jshort1020@aol.com or gerrysherwin@gmail.com, respectively.


Five concerts in gear for ‘Throttle Fest’ at House of Blues

House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, will have “Throttle Fest,” with this schedule of headline concerts (All prices plus ticketing fees):

▪ Sebastian Bach,with Santa Cruz, 8 p.m. Friday. $20.

▪ Appetite for Destruction, tribute to Guns N’ Roses, 8 p.m. Saturday. $11.

▪ Jamey Johnson, 8 p.m. May 19. $28.

▪ Strutter, tribute to KISS, 8 p.m. May 20. $11.

▪ Jackyl, with D.B. Bryant, 9 p.m. May 21. $25.

Also, a Bike Week “mega” ticket, for all five of these shows for the whole festival, is $60.

Details at 843-272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach.


Pair of original Highwaymen in Haggard tribute

Fans of the late Merle Haggard might like an escape to see Willie Nelson & Family with special guests Kris Kristofferson, and The Strangers, featuring Haggard’s sons Ben and Noel Haggard.

The concert – with two original Highwaymen in Nelson and Kristofferson – is 8 p.m. May 19 at Florence Civic Center, 3300 W. Radio Drive, at Interstates 95 and 20.

Nelson and Haggard had been slated to perform there Oct. 15, but illness triggered the postponement, then Haggard died April 6 at age 79.

Tickets are $30, $45 or $55, available at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

More details at 843-679-4525 or www.florenceciviccenter.com.