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Josh Blue back for more laughs

Josh Blue, a Cameroon native who has not let cerebral palsy deter him from a career in stand-up comedy, including NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” or from competing for Team USA at the Paralympic Games, will perform nightly through Sunday at Comedy Cabana.

Show times are 8 p.m. daily, with extra 10:15 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday, and Manny Oliveira and Cooter Douglas will open.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $23 at the door.

The theater is at 9855 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach.

Details at 449-4242 or

DAILY | Two closing this weekend

Water parks’ last splash

Two of the three local water parks are entering their final homestands this Labor Day weekend, and one site is open for the next two weekends. Prices vary by site.

SATURDAY | 09.01

Sand sculpture contest

The Ocean Isle Beach Property Owners Association and Museum of Coastal Carolina will have another annual Ocean Isle Beach Sand Sculpture Contest, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Meet on the beach, behind the community center, 44 E. First St. Sign up at the museum, 21 E. Second St., or on the beach, before the contest.

Family and children’s divisions are set, for prizes, and admission is free.

This is not a professional contest, and no experience is needed. Just bring shovels and pails.

Details at 910-579-1016 or

SUNDAY | 09.02

Roller derby bout

The Palmetto Street Rollergirls, the Grand Strand’s flat-track derby league, will have its next bout, the “Labor Pains Tournament” on Sunday, against the Lowcountry High Rollers Bruisin’ Betties and Sumter Fly Girls Doors open at 3 p.m., and the first bout starts at 4 p.m., at Dream Land Skating Arena, 4475 Privetts Road, north of Conway, east of U.S. 701.

Admission for this American Heart Association is $10 for adults ($8 in advance, at, and $6 children and seniors.

For more information, email Rink details at 369-2055 or

FRIDAY-SATURDAY | 08.31-09.01

Shag fest

Shag dancing fans might enjoy a festival that’s about a 90-minute drive southwest of Charleston.

Dockside Restaurant, the Town of Edisto Beach and the Edisto Chamber of Commerce will have the Music & Shag Fest on Friday and Saturday in Bay Creek Park, Edisto Beach, accessed by taking U.S. 17 south to S.C. 174 south to the beach.

The park opens at noon Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday with an arts-and-crafts fair, live music, and food vendors. Also, the East Coast Party Band will play 8-11 p.m. Friday, and The Headliners 7-11 p.m. Saturday, with a shag competition for everyone, including area shag clubs, at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Details at 843-869-3867 or