Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on July 19

‘Madagascar 2’ plays

The “Summer Kids Series” at includes a different movie every Thursday through Aug. 9, next with “Madagascar 2.” Details at 445-1616.

Details | 10 a.m. at Carmike Cinemas Broadway 16, at Broadway at the Beach, on Grissom Parkway in Myrtle Beach, for $2, covering the movie. a beverage and serving of popcorn.

It’s time for family fun

“Family Fun Night,” every Thursday through August, includes free face painting, balloon art, and arts and crafts. Details at 272-4040 or www.mymallmyrtlebeach.com.

Details | 5-8 p.m. at Myrtle Beach mall, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres.

Be a nature detective

“Cool Summer Evenings,” Wednesdays-Fridays through Aug. 10, include two nature programs on Thursdays, with Jerry Walls, a naturalist from Hemingway, starting with “Animal Tracks – Nature Detective!” 5-6 p.m., and “Family Fun with Science – Oh, My!” interactive learning sessions for families 6-7:30 p.m. Details at 235-6000, 800-849-1931 or www.brookgreen.org.

Details | 5-9 p.m. (open at 9:30 a.m. daily) at Brookgreen Gardens, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach; free with admission, which lasts seven days: $14 ages 13-64, $12 ages 65 and older, and $7 ages 4-12.

The Necessary Band plays Motown

The Oceanfront Merchant’s Association presents concerts on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, next with The Necessary Band, playing Motown, rock and variety. Details at 421-9848, 997-6695 or myrtlebeachdowntown.com.

Details | 8-11 p.m. in Myrtle Beach’s Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard, for free.

.38 Special rocks the House of Blues

See the Southern rock band .38 Special kick out their hits such as “Caught Up in You” and “Back Where We Belong” in concert. Details at 272-3000, www.hob.com/myrtlebeach and 38special.com.

Details | 9 p.m. at House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach; general admission $27 advance, $29 day of show, and reserved loge seats $51.50-$66.50.

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