events

Gullah Geechee Program Series

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:00pm

This program is presented by Ron Daise, Brookgreen’s Vice President for Creative Education, as well as an author and historian. The Gullah Geechee people are descendants of enslaved West Africans brought to the area to work on plantations. Learn about their language and culture. The program will be held in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.

Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive. Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Free with garden admission. (843) 235-6000, brookgreen.org


Little River Farmers Market

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm

This farmers market, part of the Waccamaw Market Cooperative, will include lots of great local products. Goods for sale include fruits and vegetables, seafood, baked goods, local honey, jams and jellies, flowers and plants, and artisanal crafts like soap, body care products, wood crafts, wools, agricultural products and more. This is a great stop for shopping local!

Historic Little River Waterfront, 4460 Mineola Ave. Wednesdays, 1–6 p.m. Free. (843) 365-6715, littleriverchamber.org


Violet

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:30pm

Violet tells the story of a young woman with severe childhood scars as she travels across the 1964 Deep South toward a miracle. Seeking the touch of a TV evangelist to heal her marred face and make her beautiful, she finds she discovers the true meaning of beauty when she meets a young soldier whose love for her reaches past her physical imperfections. The production’s musical numbers are grounded in American folk, gospel and bluegrass.

Myrtle Beach Education Center 206 Theater, 900 79th Ave. Visit website for showtimes. $17. (843) 349-2787, coastal.edu


Violet

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:30pm

Violet tells the story of a young woman with severe childhood scars as she travels across the 1964 Deep South toward a miracle. Seeking the touch of a TV evangelist to heal her marred face and make her beautiful, she finds she discovers the true meaning of beauty when she meets a young soldier whose love for her reaches past her physical imperfections. The production’s musical numbers are grounded in American folk, gospel and bluegrass.

Myrtle Beach Education Center 206 Theater, 900 79th Ave. Visit website for showtimes. $17. (843) 349-2787, coastal.edu


Pushing the Limits

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:30pm

Steve Bailey, bassist and CCU artist-in-residence, will lead this annual concert with guest artists Chuck Cannon and Lari White, as well as CCU faculty members Matt White and Tim Fischer. The concert will feature crossover country hits with jazz and rock underpinnings. Bailey is a Myrtle Beach Native and a multiple Grammy Award winner, as well as a founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. 

 

Wheelwright Auditorium, 108 Spadoni Park Circle. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. $25. (843) 349-2787, coastal.edu 


South Carolina Writers Association “Big Dream” Conference

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:00am to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 11:59pm

This conference is the perfect weekend opportunity for writers. The event will include classes, open mics, panel discussions, outstanding faculty and The Petigru Review launch party. The writing retreat is also a great place to meet successful editors, authors and agents, including Kerry D’Agostino, Jessica Handler, Peter Steinberg and more.

Litchfield Golf & Beach Resort, 14276 Ocean Highway. Visit website for full schedule of events and registration info. myscwa.org


The Moveable Feast

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:00am

Head into fall with some great authors and some great food in this literary luncheon series. Upcoming Moveable Feast writers to dine with include Diane Chamberlain, L. Kerr and Robin Salmon, Daren Wang and Rebecca Boggs Roberts. Enjoy a delicious meal and great conversation followed by 10% off the event’s featured book at a signing at Litchfield Books.  

Various area restaurants. Fridays, 11 a.m. $30. (843) 235-9600, classatpawleys.com


St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

This six-piece Southern soul band hails from Birmingham and features vocals, guitar, bass, keys, drums and trumpet, as well as touring with a trombone and baritone saxophone player. The group has released two EPs and two full-length albums. Their most recent, Sea of Noise, was released in September of 2016.

House of Blues, 4640 U.S. 17 S. Friday, 7 p.m. $25–$55. (843) 272-3000, houseofblues.com


Mamma Mia!

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

Over 54 million people around the world have fallen in love with this musical. With great characters, storyline and music, it is the ultimate feel-good show. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island and features a mother, a daughter and three possible dads, all leading you to a trip down the aisle that you’ll never forget!

Theatre of the Republic, 331 Main St. Visit website for showtimes. $23. (843) 488-0821, theatreoftherepublic.com


Violet

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

Violet tells the story of a young woman with severe childhood scars as she travels across the 1964 Deep South toward a miracle. Seeking the touch of a TV evangelist to heal her marred face and make her beautiful, she finds she discovers the true meaning of beauty when she meets a young soldier whose love for her reaches past her physical imperfections. The production’s musical numbers are grounded in American folk, gospel and bluegrass.

Myrtle Beach Education Center 206 Theater, 900 79th Ave. Visit website for showtimes. $17. (843) 349-2787, coastal.edu