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TODAY | 03.04

Classic-film festival

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

The film, from 1942, follows the lives of four youngsters in a small town, showing some dark secrets behind the white picket fences. The movie, which got three Oscar nominations, including best picture, was a precursor to "Peyton Place." Ronald Reagan heads a cast that includes Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings and Betty Field, with music by Erich Korngold.

Before the 127-minute production, David Zinman will share some background then, afterward, lead a discussion among the audience.

Admission is free. Details at 545-3623.

TODAY-SATURDAY | 03.04-03.05

'Hello, Dolly!'

The St. James High School play "Hello, Dolly!" continues with performances at 7 p.m. today and Saturday.

About 40 students will star in the musical, which Louis Armstrong, Michael Crawford, Walter Matthau, Barbra Streisand and Tommy Tune made into a movie in 1969 after its Broadway smash. The school orchestra will provide the music.

Tickets are $7. Details at 650-5600 or 907-4110.

TODAY-SATURDAY | 03.04-03.05

'Old Times' to end

Coastal Carolina University Theatre ends its run of "Old Times" this weekend.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, in the Edwards Theatre of CCU's Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, in Conway.

This contemporary play by British Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter, first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London in 1971, follows a farm couple whose life is disrupted by a visitor unseen for 20 years. As the past is reminisced, memories and reality are blurred among the three people in this story that muddies the past and present.

Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty and staff, and alumni, senior citizens and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members; and $5 for CCU and HGTC students, and ages 17 and younger.

Details at 349-2502 or

SATURDAY | 03.05

'Spring Tour of Homes'

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum of Myrtle Beach will have its 11th annual Spring Tour of Homes from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, covering seven sites, ranging from Mediterranean style to a penthouse.

Homes are on North Ocean Boulevard, Edgerton Drive, as well as in Dunes Cove, Pine Lakes Country Club and Plantation Point.

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 the day of the tour, at the museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., and at:

Four Seasons Interiors, Studio 77 and Knotting Hill Interiors, at 7730, 5001 and 2901 N. Kings Highway, respectively, in Myrtle Beach

Hope Taylor & Company, 312 Main St., North Myrtle Beach

Cheryl Newby Gallery, The Shops at Oak Lea on U.S. 17 in Pawleys Island

Bodega, 301 Main St., Conway

Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive, Calabash, N.C.

A buffet lunch for tour guests also is available from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for $17 at Dunes Golf and Beach Club, 9000 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Details at 238-2510 or

SATURDAY | 03.05

Bramblett at benefit

The next South by Southeast Music Feast, to benefit local school music programs, is Saturday with the Randall Bramblett Band at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St.

Bramblett, a singer-songwriter, has performed or recorded with an array of artists including the Allman Brothers Band, Bonnie Raitt, Widespread Panic and Steve Winwood.

Dinner is at 6 p.m.; the concert is at 7:30. Tickets are $20 for members, otherwise $25, which includes a pot-luck dinner and beverages. E-mail reservations to or

More details at 222-7573 or 455-6499.

OPENS THURSDAY | 03.10-03.12

Shag dance finals

The 28th National Shag Dance Championships go from Thursday through March 12 at 2001 Nightclub, 920 Lake Arrowhead Road, near U.S. 17 and S.C. 22 and Briarcliffe Acres.

Forty-eight shag couples, ranging in age from 8 into the 70s, led by six professional couples competing in the top category, are lined up to compete.

Start times are 8 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. March 11-12, and doors open an hour earlier nightly.

Ticket prices are $15 for Thursday, $20 on March 11, and $25 on March 12, all general admission, and the bleachers are sold out.

Details at 222-6706 or