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TODAY | 02.04

'MB Rocks! Country'

"Myrtle Beach Rocks! Country," a benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, brings various local musical acts for a night of concerts by Jaynie Trudell, The Wahoo Creek Band, Josh Brannon Band and Black Label.

The show, for all ages, starts at 8 p.m. today at House of Blues at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach.

Tickets are $5 general admission standing.

Details at 272-3000 or

TODAY | 02.04

Classic film night

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

Director Carol Reed and author Graham Greene joined forces to craft this atmospheric film noir thriller in 1949, which has as many twist and turns as the winding streets of Vienna where it was shot, and with performances by Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

Before the 104-minute production, David Zinman will share some background, then afterward, lead a discussion among the audience.

Admission is free. Details at 545-3623.

SATURDAY | 02.05

Year of the Rabbit

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, will ring in the Year of the Rabbit with a Free Family Day celebration of Chinese New Year, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Little Lotus Dance Troupe of Charlotte, returning for its third year at this event, with more than a dozen girls of Chinese heritage, ages 5-14, will perform, and other activities will include a boat from Dragon Boat at the Beach to raise cancer awareness, and for children, making door hangers, masks, fans, lanterns and kites (weather permitting), as well as games.

Two special limited-seating events are the Chinese Brush Painting class at 11 a.m. with Joan Howard, and Chinese Tea Time with Myra at 1 p.m. Call 238-2510 to sign up for both.

Scheduled events include a dragon parade at 11 a.m., storytelling at 11:30 and 1 p.m., a tai-chi demonstration at noon, vegetable carving noon-2 p.m., an acupuncture and herbalist lecture at 2 p.m., martial-arts demos at 2:15, and "Lion Goes to Sleep" at 3.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Components of Museum programs are funded in part by support from the city of Myrtle Beach, the Horry County Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The museum will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More details at


Youth orchestra

The Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform its Winter Concert for free at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center, on Robert Grissom Parkway between 29th and 38th avenues North.

The works are Wagner's "Rienzi Overture," Smetan's two dances from "The Bartered Bride," Handel's "Music for the Royal Fireworks: Overture," Mozart's "Symphony No. 31" first movement 1 plus Mozart's "Horn Concerto No. 3" third movement, and Saint-Saens "Romanze."

The featured soloist will be Steve Skillman, principal horn player for the Long Bay Symphony.

Details at 448-8379 or

OPENS WEDNESDAY | 02.09-02.27

'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

Theatre of the Republic in Conway opens its run of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" Wednesday at the Main Street Theatre, 337 Main St.

The plot follows two con men in a race to be first to swindle an heiress, and the movie from 1988 starred Michael Caine and Steve Martin.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Feb. 11-12, 16-19 and 25-26, and 3 p.m. Feb. 13, 20 and 27.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

Details at 488-0821 or