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MONDAYS-TUESDAYS | Through 06.19

‘Oodles’ by Atlantic Stage

Atlantic Stage has begun its first-ever summer season, with two plays:

Performances also are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays-Fridays through June 29, but not June 15, at The Cooper House, 6011 Dick Pond Road, Socastee, between S.C. 707 and the Intracoastal Waterway.

Tickets are $10 for either venue.

Atlantic Stage also has set its 2012-13 season:

$25 general admission, $20 seniors/educators/military, and $15 students, including CCU Lifelong Learning Institute members; season subscriptions also will be available.

Details at 877-287-8587 or

OPENS FRIDAY | 06.15-07.01

“The Full Monty’

Theatre of the Republic is letting things hang out the next three weeks in closing its 2011-12 season with “The Full Monty.”

Set in Buffalo, N.Y., the story centers on six unemployed steel mill workers who concoct their own entertainment act and find greater treasures of self-worth and friendship.

Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and June 20-23 and 27-30, and 3 p.m. Sundays through July 1. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door, at the Main Street Theatre, 337 Main St., Conway.

Also, the troupe has announced its 2012-13 lineup: “Damn Yankees” Aug. 17-Sept. 2, “Sunset Boulevard” Oct. 19-Nov. 4, “Holiday on Main Street: “ ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” Dec. 7-22, “August: Osage County” Feb. 8-24, “The Color Purple” April 19-May 5, and “Curtain Up: A Musical Celebration of Broadway’s Favorites” June 7-23, 2013. Season ticket prices remain unchanged: $102 individual, $198 for two, $378 four and $540 six.

Details at 488-0821 or

FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 06.15-06.16

Rich Johnson returns

Rich Johnson, a bandleader in Long Island, N.Y., and host of “The Fishing Line” radio show that has aired for almost two decades across the Northeast, will headline two concerts with his band Southern Edition.

At O’Keefe’s Irish Pub, 834 Inlet Square Drive, Murrells Inlet, Johnson and crew will perform in annual summer concerts 7-10 p.m. Friday and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Also, John Kelly will play solo 3-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

Johnson, whose parents retired in the 1980s to Surfside Beach, has been a regular vacationer to the Grand Strand, inviting area musicians to his jams on open-mic nights, making friends with such individuals as Duke Tinnes and Sista Otis.

Details from O’Keefe’s at 651-7211, or Johnson at 516-889-6895 or

FRIDAYS | Through 08.17

‘Live After Five!’ at Wild Water

Wild Water & Wheels in Surfside Beach has brought back its “Live After Five!” series, keeping its water park open until 9 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 17, weather permitting.

The schedule of events by the wave pool for Fridays is Big Shot Entertainment Karaoke this Friday and July 27, Charlie Brewer June 22, Below the Bassline June 29, the Fat Jack band July 6, dance parties July 13 and Aug. 17 with DJ Wally B of WYEZ-FM “Movin” 94.5, Hot Sauce July 20, Dino Capone’s School of Rock Aug. 3, and the Austin Mowery Band Aug. 10.

After 5 p.m. on Fridays only, admission is $9.95 for ages 3 and older.

The water park, at 910 U.S. Business S., is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Aug. 11, before late-summer hours kick in. All-day water-park tickets are $27.98 for anyone 48 inches or taller, $17.98 if less than 48 inches or ages 55 and older, and respective rates dip at 3 p.m. to $17.98 and $15.98, respectively.

Details at 238-3787 or

OPENS FRIDAY | 06.15-09.09

‘Myxolydian Artist’

The Silver Coast Winery Art Gallery presents an exhibit Friday-Sept. 9 by “The Myxolydian Artist,” James Davis.

Meet him at an reception 4-7 p.m. Friday at the winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. Admission is free.

Davis, whose works display thousands of shades and the layering of colors, lives in Leland, N.C., and has a studio in Wilmington. His art style’s name originated as a term for the primary jazz scale.

The winery is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, and admission is free.

Details at 910-287-2800 or, and