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Family fun night, arts and crafts top affordable things to do | On the Cheap

There’s something going on for just about everyone over the next few weeks in Myrtle Beach. If you enjoy fashion, art, crafts, festivals or family activities, I think you’ll find something on this list that’s right up your alley:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday (7/22-7/24)

Every Friday through Aug. 7 from 7-10 p.m., Barefoot Landing is holding a Family Fun Night in the Lakeview Courtyard as part of its annual Summerfest. Admission is free. There will be music by Mr. Nigel, super heroes, princesses, face painting, a stilt walker and more.

Through Sept. 10, The Art of the Brick exhibition will be on display at the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. Admission is free. The Art of the Brick is a global- touring, one-of- a-kind LEGO art exhibition. It features large-scale sculptures created by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya using only LEGO bricks. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday.

On Saturday from 6-9 p.m., Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium is holding a Teen Takeover Event for teens ages 13-17. Admission is free. Pre-registration is requested (at any of the Myrtle Beach recreation centers), but if you don’t have time to stop by in advance, they’ll let you register on site. This event includes guest speakers, food, music, recreation activities, games and more.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday (7/29-7/31)

The annual Craftsmen’s Summer Classic Art & Craft Festival begins today at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and runs through Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults; $1 for kids (6-12). Go to http://www.craftshow.com/ for a $1 adult ticket discount coupon. Your ticket is good for all three days, but you have to pick up a return pass at the show office before leaving. Parking is $5. This event features original works from hundreds of artists and craftspeople from across the US.

There will also be artist demonstrations throughout the weekend. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

On Saturday, The Market Common is holding a Fashion Show to benefit Hope House from 7-9 p.m. in Valor Park. Tickets are $10. Clothing, accessories and shoes from retailers at The Market Common will be modeled by residents on Grand Strand Magazine’s “Most Stylish” list.

There will also be free appetizers and a cash wine and beer bar featuring pink champagne. Go to http://www.marketcommonmb.com/events/ for tickets.

Burgess Recreation Center is holding a SummerFest from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for kids (6-12), military and seniors; free for kids 5 and under.

This event includes live entertainment, a waterslide, face painting, games, a petting zoo, food, vendors, bingo, door prizes and more.

JULIE HENRY is a freelance writer, editor and project manager. She owns and operates Myrtle Beach on the Cheap: www.myrtlebeachonthecheap.com.

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