It’s hard to believe there was a time when you couldn’t legally buy, posses and swill alcohol in this country, but it’s true, prohibition outlawed the adult beverage industry in the U.S. from 1920-1933. Well, it won’t be dry Friday night as the House of Blues hosts Prohibition: A Celebration of Fine Spirits, featuring samples of the latest and diverse liquor and cordial offerings, a performance by rock-a-billy artist Johnny Stone, bartender demonstrations, hors d’ oeuvres and party-goers are encouraged to dress like flappers, gangsters, and bootleggers from the Roaring Twenties. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 day-of. The event will be spread about the venue - in the courtyard, upstairs in the Indigo Room and around The Deck - but not in the main music hall, unless it rains, and then everything will be indoors. Doors open at 7 p.m. Friday and that’s when the party starts, too. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
Have you seen that cool commercial for the 2013 Ford Mustang where the car morphs into various colors with various types of detailing, and wondered to yourself, “who the hell is that singing that hard-charging song and what’s the name of it?” Well true believers, we have the answer: The song in question is entitled “How It Starts” by Tennessee-based indie rock act The Features, and you can hear it – and them – in person Saturday at the House of Blues for a single Abe Lincoln. Yep, tickets are $5, but that doubles to $10 if you wait until the day of show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the show starts at 8:30. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
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This one’s for the ladies…we think. Can’t get enough “Magic Mike” in your life? Well see the real thing up close and personal and tell the boys to stay at home because there’s no men ‘lowed
(other than the professionals) as the Island Bar and Grill teams with Kinky Liqueur for Girls Night Out Male Revue on Saturday, featuring male dancers, drink specials and sex toys (for real) and sex toy party booking. The party is from 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $15 on the floor and $20 for table seats. You can get advance tickets at the bar or make reservations by calling 650-3157. Island Bar and Grill is at 2272 Glenns Bay Road, Surfside Beach. Visit www.islandbarandgrill.com.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Waccamaw is more than the name of a defunct pottery outlet, a nearby river and a South-end peninsula. Learn about the area’s indigenous tribe as the Waccamaw Indian People host the 20th annual Native American Cultural Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday at the tribal grounds in Aynor. The festival features traditional drum-and-dance performances (including full regalia), legends and story-telling, tipi displays, arts and craft vendors and food vendors, along with demonstrations about the tribe’s customs and heritage. Gates open at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 7-14 and seniors, and free for veterans and li’l papooses younger than 6. The Tribal Grounds are at 591 Bluewater Road, Aynor, off of U.S. 501. Call 358-6877 or visit www.waccamawindians.us.
If you’re looking for a bite to eat after church or before your NFL team takes the gridiron, head over to Valor Park at The Market Common for the Myrtle Beach Chapter of the American Culinary Federation’s 17th annual Souper Supper, featuring a soup thrown-down by area chefs. According to a press release, “trophies will be awarded for People’s Choice, Judges’ Choice and Overall Winner.” Tell the Soup Nazi to go to hell! Advance tickets are $10 online and $5 for children and it entitles you to all the soup-you-can-slurp, along with bread. Beverages and desserts will be sold separately. Tickets at the event will be $12 for adults and $7 for kiddos. The event is from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Valor Park is off of Farrow Parkway at The Market Common, on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, between U.S. 17 Bypass and U.S. 17 Business, south of Myrtle Beach International Airport. Call 839-3500 or visit www.MarketCommonEvents.com
Kent Kimes, Editor
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