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WEEKENDS | Through 11.04

‘Sunset Boulevard’

Theatre of the Republic will show the darker side of Tinseltown with “Sunset Boulevard,” opening for the next three weekends at the Main Street Theatre, 337 Main St., Conway.

The story follows a screenwriter seeking work, and he ends up at the faded, dilapidated mansion of a once-great silent screen star, who proposes they team up on the script for her comeback movie.

This multiple Tony Award-winning musical composed by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber includes such numbers as “With One Look,” “New Ways to Dream,” “The Perfect Year” and “As If We Never Said Goodbye.”

Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and Oct. 25-27 and Nov. 1-3, and 3 p.m. Sunday, and Oct. 27-28 and Nov. 3-4. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.

Details at 488-0821 or www.theatreoftherepublic.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | 10.19-10.21

Bull’s Island getaway

For the first time in 43 years, weekend getaways have resumed in Dominick House on the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge’s Bulls Island. Hosted by Coastal Expeditions of Charleston, visitors can enjoy a three-day, two-night weekend ecology expedition to a barrier island. Guests can hike a maritime forest, walk along a salt marsh, see myriad species of birds and other wildlife, and photograph many sights.

The expeditions, with room for eight to 12 people, are available Fridays-Sundays on the third weekend monthly through March, including Oct. 19-21 and Nov. 16-18, for $415 per person. The price includes meals, professional guides, and transportation to and from the island, after first meeting at the Sewee Environmental Education Center, on U.S. 17 in Awendaw, about 35 miles south of Georgetown.

From 1940 to 1969, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allowed for weekend stays at Dominick House, where people flocked from as far as Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, South Africa and Sweden.

Details at 884-7684 or www.coastalexpeditions.com, and www.fws.gov/caperomain.

TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS | Through 11.28

Waterway Woodcarvers

The Waterway Woodcarvers of Myrtle Beach, with members from several states, have coordinated an exhibit.

See the display for free noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8 a.m.-noon Fridays, through Nov. 28 in the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Richardson Gallery, on S.C. 544 in Conway.

The exhibit comprises about 60 carved pieces in a variety of sizes, with two displays hanging from the ceiling.

Also, see a carving demonstration in the gallery 1-3 p.m. Tuesday.

Details at 349-5269.

NEXT THURSDAY | 10.25

‘Art to Wear’ fashion show

Anyone who dreams of seeing a fashion show in Paris or Milan might like a local extravaganza with “Art to Wear: Head to Toe Runway Fashion Show,” to benefit the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach

The event, part of the museum’s 15th anniversary celebration, is 7-9 p.m. next Thursday at 2001 Nightclub, 920 Lake Arrowhead Road, east of U.S. 17 and just north of Myrtle Beach.

Local artists – amateur, emerging, established and professional – were challenged to design an original work of art to wear that is “runway ready,” for prizes in multiple categories. The judges will be Calvin Blassingame, an artist/caricaturist and founder of the nonprofit Roundtable Art Group; Kevin Cox, a former Mr. Myrtle Beach; Paul Grimshaw, a musician/writer; Amanda Kinseth, from WPDE-TV 15’s “Carolina & Company”; Zenobia Washington, a fabric artist/dollmaker; and Sara Wise, a wedding/event planner.

Live entertainment, with Carolina Improv’s Gina Trimarco Cligrow as host, will include dance numbers performed by students from Abiding Village, a nonprofit arts academy.

Tickets are $25, or $15 for students, covering light appetizers from area restaurants, a fashion show and a cash bar. Call 238-2510 or visit www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

OPENING NEXT THURSDAY | 10.25

School choir shows

Two high schools have their show choirs opening shows next week, before the weekend:

• “Stars and Stripes,” by Socastee High’s Socastee Singers, Select Girls, and Combined Show Choirs, will consist of songs by artists as Elvis Presley and The 4 Seasons and many new and traditional patriotic selections. Show times are 7 p.m. Oct. 25-26 at the school, on S.C. 707, just east of S.C. 544, and tickets are $5. Details at 293-9041.



• “Rockin’ in the Tropics,” by the Carolina Forest High Show Choirs, with tunes ranging from the musicals “Tarzan,” “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid” and to the latest hits from “Glee.” Shows are at 7 p.m. Oct. 25-27 and 3 p.m. Oct. 28, for $7. Details at 236-7997 and www.cfhsshows.com.



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