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Changing of guard in art

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum Myrtle Beach will change exhibits in the next week.

“An Artist’s Eye: A Journey through Modern and Contemporary Art with Sigmund Abeles” and “Figuratively Speaking: The Art of Sigmund Abeles,” along with “Jonathan Green – The Artist as Servant-Leader: A Retrospective of Community Engagement,” remain on exhibit 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through Saturday.

The museum will reopen Wednesday with “Icons & Idols: A Photographer’s Chronicle of the Arts 1960-1995,” continuing through March 17. See 137 “who’s who” photographs by Jack Mitchell from his book after which the exhibit is named. Many are black-and-white pictures, of artists such as Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol; dancers and choreographers from Martha Graham and Jerome Robbins to Rudolf Nureyev; and other luminaries including Alfred Hitchcock, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Simon, Meryl Streep and Tennessee Williams.

Also, “Mullen: 2009-2012” and “Room with a View: Selections from the Permanent Collection” premiere on Jan. 13, going through April 25.

The museum’s at 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., across from Midway Par 3 and Springmaid Beach Resort, and admission is free, although donations are appreciated. Sunday hours of 1-4 p.m. also resume on Jan. 6. Details at 238-2510 or

FRIDAY | 12.28

‘Wildlife in Wintertime’

Geared to children, “Wildlife in Wintertime” will delve into the somewhat more sedate lives of animals at this time of year, and many species migrate, but many others remain in the Lowcountry. A short hike also is planned, so dress for the weather.

Meet 2-4:30 p.m. Friday at Hobcaw Barony’s welcome center, on U.S. 17, just north of Georgetown. Pre-registration required at 546-4623. More details at

ALMOST DAILY | Through month’s end

Home stretch for house shows

Several house shows have hit their final run as 2013 awaits around the corner, some with New Year’s Eve events:

SATURDAY | 12.29

Locals’ day at SpeedPark

NASCAR SpeedPark in Myrtle Beach will race away with a Local Appreciation Day 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for residents of Brunswick County, N.C., and Horry, Georgetown, Florence and Williamsburg counties who show a photo ID.

An unlimited ride wristband will be $9.99 plus tax, (a $20 savings from the regular price). That covers five go-kart tracks, a rock climbing wall, miniature golf courses, children’s rides and on this locals day, karaoke.

The park, at 21st Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass, catty-corner from Broadway at the Beach, also is open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through Sunday. Details at 918-8725 or


Planetarium closes fall mode

Ingram Planetarium’s fall Sky Theater show schedule wraps up this weekend.

Daily through Saturday, up on a dome screen, see “Dynamic Earth” at 1 and 3 p.m., “Tales of the Maya Skies” at 2 p.m., and “Holiday Laser Music Show” at 4 p.m.

In January, the planetarium has five showings on Saturdays, starting with “Legends of the Night Sky” at 12:15 p.m. this one for half-price, with a humorous look at the mythology behind the constellations Orion and Perseus. Other shows in January are “Astronaut” at 1 p.m., “Dynamic Earth” 2 p.m., “Zula Patrol: Under the Weather” 3 p.m. (and geared to young children), and “Tales of the Maya Skies” 4 p.m.

The planetarium, at 7625 High Market St., Sunset Beach, N.C., opens at noon. Admission per show is $8 for adults, $6 ages 60 and older, and students; and $4 ages 3-4. Details at 910-575-0033 or