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Myrtle Beach’s best entertainment bets for May 29-31

TONIGHT

Quench your thirst for cheap suds and professional hardball as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans finish off a three-game set with the Salem Red Sox tonight, and it also happens to be Thirsty Thursday, which means $1 beer, and it’s also Redneck Night. That’s right - following the game there’ll be a redneck wedding, so everyone is encouraged to wear camos and cowboy boots. And draft Budweiser and Bud Light is a measly buck from 6-8 p.m. Redneck wedding, $1 beer - what could go wrong with that? The first pitch is slated for 7:05 tonight. Tickets are $8, $9 and $11, available at the stadium box office, online at www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com or by calling 918-6000. TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark is at 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach at the intersection with Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach.

TODAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Dubbed “the hottest chick in comedy,” sassy and sexy redhead April Macie, a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” continues her multiple night run of stand-up laughs at Carolina Comedy Club tonight through Saturday. Show times are at 8 tonight, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15. Carolina Comedy Club is at 1318 Celebrity Circle, Celebrity Square, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach (where Stool Pigeons used to be). Call 839-2565 or visit www.carolinacomedyclub.com.

FRIDAY

The Boathouse’s Nashville Nights country showcase continues Friday with heavyweight headliner Joe Diffie, who racked up five No. 1 singles in the ‘90s - “Home,” “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” “Third Rock From the Sun,” “Pickup Man,” and “Bigger than the Beatles.” The show starts at 9 p.m. Friday, and like the venue’s Sunday Funday concerts, there is no admission charge. The Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill is at 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Call 903-2628 or visit www.boathousemb.com.

FRIDAY

No stranger to the Grand Strand, and tabbed as one of Surge’s must-see concerts for Summer ‘14, American Aquarium returns Friday to rock Pirate’s Cove Lounge. “Raleigh, N.C.’s American Aquarium has been soldiering along out on the road for more than six years including frequent visits to the Grand Strand, building up a dedicated fan base and perfecting a gritty yet soulful blend of Southern rock, alt-rock and folk elements. The song lyrics tell stories of hard living, broken dreams, whiskey shots and smoke-filled bars, and love of family, home and heritage. AA’s latest record, “Burn. Flicker. Die.” features standout tracks such as the hard-luck rock poetry of “Cape Fear River,” the loose-limbed party anthem “Saturday Nights” and the introspective “Harmless Sparks,” wrote Surge scribe Christina Knauss in our annual summer concert preview. Jive Mother Mary is also on the bill. Show time is 9 p.m. Friday. Cover charge information was not available at press time. Pirate’s Cove is at 205 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach. Call 249-8942 or visit http://www.piratescovelounge.com

SATURDAY

Self-described hardcore honky tonk outfit The Backsliders slide into the Myrtle Beach Train Depot on Saturday to headline the next installment of the South By Southeast Music Feast. And in case you’ve been living under a rock, the SXSE concert series is indeed a feast of sights, sounds and bacchanalian delights as your ticket entitles you to potluck supper and a flowing supply of locally-brewed New South beer. Advance tickets are $20, available via www.etix.com, and it’s $25 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday, the show starts at 7:30 p.m. The Myrtle Beach Train Depot is at 851 Broadway, Myrtle Beach. For more info, go to www.southbysoutheast.org.

SATURDAY

Giving gratitude to those who worked tirelessly in the public safety sector during the havoc of Memorial Day weekend and Atlantic Beach Bikefest, Gold Club and Rodeo Bar & Grill owner Mike Rose and Don Emery, owner of Doghouse Donny’s Saloon, are hosting a First Responder Appreciation Lunch at Rodeo on Saturday. It’s a $10 donation to get in and the donations go to the Joe McGarry Fund, in honor of the Myrtle Beach Police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2002. First responders get in free to event. It starts at noon Saturday and will feature a food spread and a raffle of various items donated for the cause. Rodeo Bar & Grill is at 1318 Celebrity Circle, Celebrity Square, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. For more information, call 315-0120.

Kent Kimes, Editor

Tune into Surge’s On the Fly report Thursdays on WBTW’s News13 at 5.

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