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Museum, planetarium expand hours

Two sister entities in Brunswick County, N.C., remain in full summer mode, each with special programs.

At the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach – open 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m-1:30 p.m. Saturdays – each day entails a different activity at:

Also, on Tuesday see Julie Hedgepeth Williams of Alabama discuss her newest book, “A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells’ Story of Survival.” Her great uncle, Albert Caldwell, lived to age 91 after surviving the Titanic’s sinking as his family was returning stateside after missions work in Siam, now Thailand.

At Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach – open at 11 a.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays – see free programs at noon: “Navigating the Seas” Tuesdays, “Sea Turtle Talk” Wednesdays, “Fun in the Sun” Thursdays, and “What’s Up?” Fridays. Also, try a hurricane simulator for $2, and endure high winds for one minute.

Sky Theater shows daily are “Legends of the Night Sky” at 11 a.m. (for half-price), “Dynamic Earth” at 1 and 3 p.m., “Tales of the Maya Skies” at 2 p.m., and “Oasis in Space” at 4 p.m. – and rock-music laser shows at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays.

Museum admission, and each Sky Theater planetarium show, are $8 for adults, $6 ages 60 and older, and students; and $4 ages 3-4. Also, a museum vacation pass for groups of six for one week is $59 through August.

Reach the museum at 910-579-1016, planetarium at 910-575-0033, or visit

SUNDAY | 07.22

Tribute to Sublime

Since April 13, 2001, Badfish has paid tribute to the eclectic band Sublime, whose lead singer and guitarist, Brad Nowell, died in 1996.

The tribute band will play at 6 p.m. Sunday at House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach.

General admission is $9.61 in advance or $14 on the day of the show.

Details at 272-3000, or

TUESDAYS-FRIDAYS | Through 08.03

‘Complete History (abridged)’

Atlantic Stage continues it first-time summer schedule with “The Complete History of America (abridged): Special Election Year Edition,” for ages 12 and older.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays through Aug. 3 in the Coastal Carolina University Myrtle Beach Education Center’s 79th Avenue Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach, for $17.50-$27.50.

See “600 years of history in 6,000 seconds” with he three cultural guerillas of the Reduced Shakespeare Company.

Details at 877-287-8587 or

TUESDAY | 07.24

‘Christmas in July’

The Grand Strand Harmony Chorus’ “Christmas in July” open house welcomes women of all ages, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 N. 13th Ave., Surfside Beach, at U.S. 17 Business.

The chorus aims to expand its membership while acquainting the public with barbershop, and on this night. including a mini-performance by the chorus and its quartet, Hallelujah, and an introduction for the eight-week program, which entails sing-outs for retirement homes, assisted living centers and churches.

Admission is free.

Details from Edie Papp at 650-0625 or Linda Manning at 650-7323.


Whose night out or beach is it?

Carolina Improv Company has loaded up its calendar for the last week and a half of July, depending on whose beach or night out it is.

The troupe will perform “Whose Night Out Is It Anyway?” geared to ages 18 and older on Fridays, as well as “Whose Beach Is It Anyway?” for all ages, Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesday at its home theater, Uptown, in Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22 near Briarcliff Acres.

Prices for “Whose Night” are $12-$15, and “Whose Beach” $14 ages 12 and older, $12 ages 4-11.

Also, “Whose Night” shows continue on Mondays at Froggy Bottoms Live at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, for $15.

All shows start at 8 p.m.

Details at 272-4242 or Reach Froggy Bottomz at 444-3500.

TUESDAYS-SATURDAYS | Noon and 2 p.m.

Take a tour on a pontoon boat

Pontoon boat tours of the Waccamaw River and swamps depart at noon and 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays from the Waccatee Zoo, 8500 Enterprise Road, Socastee, west off S.C. 707, just west of S.C. 544.

The boat holds six passengers, and other boats are available. Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children.

Other ride times are available upon request. A water taxi to Bucksport Restaurant also is available evenings and weekends.

Reservations are recommended. Details from Capt. Kirk Shannon at 650-7477.