Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Aug. 2

‘Monsters vs. Aliens’

The “Summer Kids Series” at includes a different movie every Thursday through Aug. 9, next with “Monsters vs. Aliens.” 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.

Science in the evening

“Cool Summer Evenings,” Wednesdays-Fridays through Aug. 10, include two nature programs on Thursdays, with Jerry Walls, a naturalist from Hemingway, starting with “Insects & Arachnids – They’re Everywhere!” 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.

Get alive after 5

Conway Downtown Alive presents “Alive After 5” on the first Thursday monthly, next with Snow-cone social at 6:30 p.m. for free, and Sea Cruz concert at 7:30. Details at 248-6260 or conwayalive.com

Details | 6-9 p.m. on Third Avenue in Conway, for free.

Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John

The North Myrtle Beach “Music on Main concert series continues with The Stranger, paying tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John. Bring beach chairs and blankets for seating. Details at 280-5570, ext. 1.

Details | 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 202 Main St., North Myrtle Beach, for free.

Eastbound plays country

The Oceanfront Merchant’s Association presents concerts on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, next with Eastbound, playing country music. 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.

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