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TONIGHT | 01.21

Classic-film night

The fourth annual "Friday Night at the Movies Classic Film Festival" continues at 7 tonight with a showing of "Summertime" at the Georgetown County Library's Waccamaw Neck branch, 24 Commerce Lane, Pawleys Island.

The film, from 1955, stars Katharine Hepburn as a lonely spinster who goes on vacation to Venice, Italy, and falls in love with a married man. The story, with co-stars Rossano Brazzi and Darren McGaven, was adapted from Arthur Laurent's hit play "Time of the Cuckoo."

Before the 99-minute production, David Zinman will share some background, then afterward, lead a discussion among the audience.

Admission is free. Details at 545-3623.

OPENS TONIGHT | 01.21-01.23 (AND 01.28-01.30)

'Shirley Valentine'

The Murrells Inlet Community Theatre's 13th season continues with its first one-woman show, the British comedy "Shirley Valentine," starring Holli Heart.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 30 at the theater, 4450 Murrells Inlet Road, south of Bellamy Avenue and the U.S. Post Office.

"Shirley Valentine," the work of English playwright Willy Russell, whose credits include "Educating Rita," is the story of Shirley Bradshaw, a wife and mother who inhabits a tidy row-house in a Manchester suburb and enjoys a glass of wine in the evening while cooking supper for her husband, Joe. Then, she talks to the kitchen wall, and the audience, wondering, at 42, what happened to the girl she used to be.

Heart has performed in theaters across the Southeast for more than 20 years, most recently performed as Louise Seger in "Always Patsy Cline" in extended runs in Myrtle Beach and Charleston.

Tickets are $10. Call 651-4152 or visit

SATURDAY | 01.22

Barbershop Chorus puts on annual show

The Low Country Barbershop Chorus, Grand Strand Chapter, presents "I Love That Barbershop Style," its annual show, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Myrtle Beach High School Performing Arts Center, on Robert Grissom Parkway, between 29th and 38th avenues North.

Other scheduled performers are internationally ranked quartets Allies and Razzmatazz, and the Waccamaw High School Barbershop Ensemble.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door; call 903-4047.

Also, the chorus welcomes men of all ages to join in for harmony and fellowship at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, west of Surfside Beach.

SATURDAY | 01.22

'Music and Oysters' event aids wildlife

The South Eastern Wildlife and Environment Education Association of Awendaw will have its sixth annual Music and Oysters for Wildlife benefit 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Sewee Outpost , 4853 U.S. 17 N., Awendaw, about 35 miles south of Georgetown.

Entertainers include the Blue Dogs, Mark Bryan with Occasional Milkshake and Danielle Howle, Cravin' Melon and the Lincoln Middle/High School Steel Band.

The event will happen rain or shine, under 6,000 square feet of tents. A silent auction will comprise such items as nature tours, jewelry, art and services, and a Bulls Bay Bed Swing for a porch or yard.

Tickets for ages 13 and older are $35 in advance, otherwise $40. Details at 884-7539 or

SATURDAY | 01.22

Art, Antiques and Treasures

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach will have its second annual Art, Antiques and Treasures Appraisal Event, a fundraiser for museum exhibitions and educational programming. The event is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., across from Springmaid Pier, with a wine and cheese reception from 5-6:30 p.m.

These appraisers are scheduled to take part: Mark Alexander of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., in fine art except Chinese pieces; Bryan Wester, owner of Coast-to-Coast Antiques in Myrtle Beach, in various collectibles; Terry Trost of Trost Jewelers in Myrtle Beach; Daniel Williams, in music machines; Jeff Weaver of Legacy Antiques in Murrells Inlet, in furniture, ceramics and art pottery; and Richard Lawler of Pawleys Island, in furniture, paintings and general merchandise; and Sterling Phillips and Carl Freeman, longtime appraisers.

Tickets are $40, or $35 for museum members. For furniture appraisals, bring two or three photographs from varying angles and a drawer, if applicable.

Details at 238-2510 or

SUNDAY | 01.23

Music, dance through the ages

The Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El in Myrtle Beach presents its "Music and Dance Through the Ages" annual dinner and silent auction benefit, 5-9 p.m. Sunday at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church's event hall, 3301 33rd Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17 Bypass.

Scheduled performers include the Carolina Forest High School Show Choir; Charles Jones Evans, Erin Althoff and members of the Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra; Tim and JoNell Koch; Jeff and Debbie Jones; Lisa Jennings; Don Edwards; Donna and Tom Llewelyn and Juan Gonzalez and staff from Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Myrtle Beach.

The Sisterhood also will honor Dick Rosen with its Mensch Award, for outstanding member of the year.

Reservations are $50; call 213-0340 or 446-4169.