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Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Aug. 18

Weekend surf-off

The 13th annual Guy Daniels Memorial Surf-Off, raising money for scholarships and promoting awareness of keeping beaches clean, opens for two days through Sunday. Details at 222-8969 or surfoff.com.

Details | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 13th Avenue South and South Ocean Boulevard in Surfside Beach; free for spectators.

Dance studio open house

A studio open house for parents and students of all ages will include complimentary classes, refreshments, performance and water fun. Details at 237-7465, www.litchfield-dance.com or email sldaaoffice@gmail.com.

Details | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Litchfield Dance Arts Academy 97 Otis Drive, Litchfield Beach, for free.

Back to school music festival

The third annual “Back to School” Music Festival and Open House opens for a week through Aug. 25, starring with free jam sessions and a drum circle for families. Details at 839-1505.

Details | 1 p.m. at Andy Owings School of Music & Performing Arts Center, at Coastal Grand mall Myrtle Beach, under gazebo, next to Dick’s Sporting Goods and Old Navy, for free.

Bluegrass montly concert

The Rivertown Bluegrass Society welcomes Common Ground and The Eastcoast Boys in concert. Also, preshow jams at 3 p.m. for any acoustic player; no electric instruments except bass. Details at 457-2854 or www.rivertownbluegrasssociety.com.

Details | 5 p.m. at Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium, off U.S. 501 in Conway, for $10 members, otherwise $12.

‘Conway SuperStar’

Sixteen finalists, spanning junior, teen and Conway (adult) divisions, will compete in the 2012 Conway SuperStar Competition. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Details at 248-1740 or www.conwayparksandrecreation.com.

Details | 7 p.m. at Riverfront Park, on end of Elm Street in Conway, for free.

The Delta Saints play

The Oceanfront Merchant’s Association presents concerts on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, next with The Delta Saints, playing rock and blues. 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.

For a complete list of upcoming events, festivals and shows visit MyrtleBeach

Online.com/kicks.

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