Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on Dec. 5

Learn about sharks

Dan Abel, from the Coastal Carolina University Department of Marine Science, will discuss “Shark Bait: The Rigors of Life as a Shark in South Carolina Waters.” Registration required; call 546-4623. More details at www.hobcawbarony.org.

Details | 6-7:30 p.m. at Hobcaw Barony, on U.S. 17, just north of Georgetown, for free.

‘Business as Unusual’ benefit

“Business as Unusual” will benefit Abiding Village, an urban arts center in Myrtle Beach, from which food will be prepared by students, along with a short keynote address by Meagan Nowacoski, a Coastal Carolina University student. Details at 607-857-1059.

Details | 6-8 p.m. at Cowork MYR, 601 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach; $30 individual, or $40 for two.

‘Arts & Appetizers’

The next monthly “Art & Appetizers” event will entail Lowcountry and Gullah-inspired holiday decorations with Zenobia Washington. Registration required, 520-0744. More information at www.culturalcouncil.info.

Details | 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Cultural Council of Georgetown County’s Clock Tower Classroom, on Front Street in Georgetown, for $20 (or $15 for members).

Laugh at open-mic finale

The 10th annual open-mic competition concludes with a final round. Details at 449-4242 or comedycabana.com.

Details | 8 p.m. at Comedy Cabana, 9588 N. Kings Highway, for $12.

Karaoke party toy drive

A karaoke party will benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots program, and everyone is asked to help fill the collection box with new, unwrapped donations. Details at 236-5007.

Details | 9 p.m. at Tavern in the Forest, 4999 Carolina Forest Blvd., at River Oaks Drive, for free.

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