Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Nov. 8

Dickens show opens

The 31st annual Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals, a benefit for multiple local charities, opens for four days through Sunday. Details at 448-9483, 800-261-5991 or www.dickenschristmasshow.com.

Details | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North; $8.50 ages 13 and older, $4 ages 2-12, and multiday pass $13.

Sale at Chapin Library

A sale of used and new books and other items opens, continues through Saturday, and all books, DVDs and VHS tapes for children and young adults are buy one, get one free. Details at 918-1275 or www.chapinlibrary.org.

Details | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., at Kings Highway.

‘Durang Durang’

Atlantic Stage opens “Durang Durang,” for mature audiences, two single-act plays by Christopher Durang -- “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You” and “The Actor’s Nightmare” -- for three weekends through Nov. 25. Details at 877-287-8587 or www.atlanticstage.com.

Details | 7:30 p.m. in 79th Avenue Theatre, at Coastal Carolina University’s Myrtle Beach Education Center, at U.S. 17 Bypass; $27.50 general admission, $22.50 seniors (ages 55 and older)/educators/military, and $17.50 students.

Hitmen at college

The Brunswick Community College 2012-13 Performing Arts Series continues with The Hitmen. Details at 910-755-7416; 800-754-1050, ext. 7416; or www.bccowa.com.

Details | 7:30 p.m. at Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium, off U.S. 17 in Supply, N.C.; $27 adults, $25 ages 65 and older, and $10 children.

Comedy show benefit

A comedy benefit show to help the Salvation Army and American Red Cross provide aid in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy will include entertainment by Steve White, Basile, Richie Minervini, Sandy Goddard, Suicide Jimmy, Sean O’Neil and host, Cooter Douglas, with a silent auction and raffle ticket sales starting at 6 p.m. Details at 449-4242 or comedycabana.com.

Details | 8 p.m. at Comedy Cabana, 9588 N. Kings Highway, just north of Myrtle Beach, for $15.

Jake Owen at HOB

Catch a CMT tour headlined by Jake Owen, whose hits include “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” with Love and Theft, and Florida Georgia Line. Details at 272-3000, www.hob.com/myrtlebeach and www.jakeowen.net.

Details | 8 p.m. House of Blues, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach; general admission $27.50 advance, $29.50 day of show, and reserved loge seats $52.50-$67.50.

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