Expand your cultural horizons with a viewing of acclaimed Australian flick “Rabbit-Proof Fence,” which follows the tale of two Aboriginal girls who have been displaced from their family and placed in a so-called “re-education camp” but they decide to walk 1,500 miles to get back to their home community, set for a screening Thursday at Coastal Carolina University’s James J. Johnson Auditorium. The film – based on Phillip Noyce’s book “ Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence ” - starts at 6 p.m. and afterwards there will be a discussion hosted by the Office of International Programs and the Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values. There is no admission charge. The Johnson Auditorium is at 119 Chanticleer Drive East in the Wall College of Business, on CCU’s Conway Campus, between U.S. 501 and S.C. 544. For more information, go to www.coastal.edu/jacksoncenter or call 349-2440.
Damn that NFL Network! On Thursday there’s a matchup of one of the NFL’s oldest rivalries – the Chicago Bears vs. the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field – and you can’t see it… unless you have the NFL Network on your cable or satellite system. But fear not Cheeseheads and Bill Swerski’s Superfans, get on your team gear and head to a local sports bar – it’s the perfect excuse to get out of the house while supporting the local economy. Kick-off is at 8:20 p.m. For more info, go to www.nfl.com.
Think of a Hank song from days gone? Easton Corbin is “A Little More Country Than That,” and the still-rising country crooner is “All Over the Road” promoting his upcoming album release – “All Over the Road” – including a stop-over Friday at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach. He’s got two No.1 country singles under his belt – “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It” (not the same song as the 1988 Steve Winwood hit) – and he’s also score the Top 20 hits “I Can’t Love You Back” and “Lovin’ You is Fun.” Doors open at 8 p.m. Friday, the show starts at 9. Tickets range from $25 to $62.50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
The Joe Moglia era has gotten off to a rousing start as the millionaire coach’s Coastal Carolina University football squad’s rolled up a 2-0 record so far on the young season, and the Chanticleers look to remain undefeated with a matchup Saturday against Eastern Kentucky (whose mascot looks suspiciously like Col. Sanders) at Brooks Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Saturday. At press time, $15 and $20 seats were still available. Brooks Stadium is at 540 University Blvd., Coastal Carolina University, Conway (you can see it from S.C. 544). For more information and to purchase tickets, call 347-TIXX (8499) or go to www.goccusports.com.
Once big enough to be billed by her first-name only, country diva Wynonna Judd, who teamed up with her mom in the duo known simply as The Judds, is now going the band route and she brings her group The Big Noise to The Alabama Theatre for a performance on Saturday. But the gig is not without some drama as the singer cancelled some very recent dates as her husband/drummer Cactus Moser recovers from a nasty motorcycle accident that resulted in his left leg being amputated above the knee, but Alabama Theatre officials insist Saturday’s show will go on as planned. Show time is 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $49.95, $57.95 and $65.95. The Alabama Theater is at 4750 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-1111 or visit www.alabama-theatre.com.
Celebrating the art of creating original material, Myrtlepalooza – Myrtle Beach Songwriters Fest is on tap Saturday at The Sound Hole, featuring sets by local singer-songwriters Chris Yale, Brian Roessler and Bill Wright performing songs they’ve written. The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday. There is a $5 cover charge. The Sound Hole is at 1004 Chester Street, Myrtle Beach. For more information, call 712-1218.
Kent Kimes, Editor
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