FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 07.06-07.08
Bobby Collins, a comedian who has opened for opened stars as Cher, Julio Iglesias, Tony Bennett, Dolly Parton and the late Frank Sinatra, will return to Comedy Cabana this weekend.
Known as a blend of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, the former host of “VH-1’s Standup Spotlight” has recorded six comedy albums, including “I’m on the Boat, Women and Children First” and “Out of Bounds.”
Showtimes are 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday, for $23 in advance.
The club’s at 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach.
Details at 449-4242 or comedacabana.com.
SATURDAY | 07.07
Roller derby returns
The Palmetto State Rollergirls will have their “Cruel Summer III” summer roller derby invitational on Saturday, with more than 60 women coming from five states and two other countries – Canada and Costa Rica – to compete.
In the rink at Fun Warehouse, 2349 Dick Pond Road (S.C. 544), between Surfside Beach and Socastee, just east of U.S. 17 Bypass, doors open at 3 p.m. and the first bout, a “fresh meat” competition, starts at 4 p.m., with a full-hour, veterans bout afterward.
Tickets are $12 for ages 11 and older (or $10 advance at www.palmettostaterollergirls.com) and $6 for ages 10 and younger. A portion of ticket sales will go to the Surfrider Foundation’s Grand Strand Chapter.
For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reach Fun Warehouse at 748-0302.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY | 07.07-07.08
Model train show
The Intracoastal Model Railroad Club of Calabash, N.C., will pull into Brunswick Plantation for a train show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
At the Brunswick House, 382 Brunswick Drive, see operating train layouts in various scales such as G, O, HO, N, Z and S, seek servicing suggestions for locomotives that don’t run and tips for getting started in model railroading, and enter a raffle for a new train set. Three toy train layouts are interactive and designed for children to operate the coal and log handling accessories along with a scrap iron crane and barrel loading facilities.
Admission is free.
For details on the 7-year-old club, with members from across Brunswick County, call 910-287-5484 or email IMRRCInfo@atmc.net. For directions to the show site, call 910-287-4604.
SATURDAY | 07.07
Corey Smith at HOB
Corey Smith has become a regular with New Year’s Eve concerts the past five years at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach.
Halfway through 2012, the native of Jefferson, Ga., near Athens, is back for a show at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, with Zach Lockwood opening.
General admission tickets are $18 advance or $22 day of show, and reserved loge seats are $25 and $28, respectively.
The country singer-songwriter, who released “The Baseball Song” just last month, has had a busy Fourth of July week across Texas, playing Sunday in Houston, Tuesday in Corpus Christi and Wednesday in Fort Worth, then jumping Friday to Orlando, Fla.
Details at 272-3000 or www.hob.com/myrtlebeach, and www.coreysmith.com.
THURSDAY | 07.12
The Georgetown County Library welcomes Egbe Kilimanjaro for a concert 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Winyah Auditorium, 1200 Highmarket St., Georgetown.
The family troupe of African drummers and dancers based in Georgetown County also will give a taste of Gullah culture.
“You just can’t help but clap your hands,” said Shelia Sullivan, Children’s Programming director at the library. “The teens will love their energy, their outfits and most definitely their music!”
Leon Jackson, founder of Egbe Kilimanjaro, has passed on to his sons various kinds of African drumming as learned through the years from musicians such as Mar Gaye, Calvin Golden, Gene Golden, Gilbert Louis, Baba Olamina Oyewole and Mor Thiam.
The show is part of the library’s “Own the Night” series geared to tweens and teens, and is free.
Details at 545-3300 or georgetowncountylibrary.sc.gov.