events

North Inlet Paddle

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 8:30am to 1:00pm

Enjoy a naturalist-guided tour that takes paddlers through the various creeks of the North Inlet. The outing includes not only the basics of kayaking instruction, but educational highlights of the ecosystem and a natural history overview. Be sure to pack water, a snack and your camera and wear sturdy shoes. Each event is limited to six people, so call and reserve your spot.

Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center, 22 Hobcaw Road. $60. Monday, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (843) 904-9017, northinlet.sc.edu


Nang Yai: 3D Shadow Art

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Nang Yai is a Thai art form dating back to the 1400s that employs shadow puppetry to retell cultural narratives with a bonfire, intricately designed animal hides and a white screen. This exhibit by Jeff Case, a CCU professor, interprets this ancient art using modern methods with stereographic depictions of mythical Thai scenes.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University. Monday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. (843) 349-6409, coastal.edu

 
 

National Sculpture Society Annual Awards Exhibition

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

This yearly event will celebrate its 85th anniversary in 2018. The exhibit of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, will present both the work of masters and rising stars in American sculpture. Fifteen awards will be presented by the Society, along with the popular People’s Choice Award, which is determined by the votes of Brookgreen visitors.

Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive. Monday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Free with garden admission. (843) 235-6000, brookgreen.org


Hot Summer Nights

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

This favorite summer event makes Plyler Park the place to be all summer long. There will be all kinds of live entertainment acts and family-friendly activities nightly throughout the season. From live bands to balloon artists to stilt walkers, visit the website for the full lineup of performers. Come enjoy free fun as you and let the ocean breeze cool down your hot summer nights. 

Plyler Park, 1309 N. Ocean Blvd. Monday, 6–11 p.m. Free. myrtlebeachdowntown.com


Nang Yai: 3D Shadow Art

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Nang Yai is a Thai art form dating back to the 1400s that employs shadow puppetry to retell cultural narratives with a bonfire, intricately designed animal hides and a white screen. This exhibit by Jeff Case, a CCU professor, interprets this ancient art using modern methods with stereographic depictions of mythical Thai scenes.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery at Coastal Carolina University. Tuesday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. (843) 349-6409, coastal.edu


National Sculpture Society Annual Awards Exhibition

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 9:30am to 5:00pm

This yearly event will celebrate its 85th anniversary in 2018. The exhibit of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, will present both the work of masters and rising stars in American sculpture. Fifteen awards will be presented by the Society, along with the popular People’s Choice Award, which is determined by the votes of Brookgreen visitors.

Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Drive. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Free with garden admission. (843) 235-6000, brookgreen.org


A Crabby Experience

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Have a crabby experience testing your luck from the Myrtle Beach State Park fishing pier as you try to catch a variety of crabs, fish and other critters. This catch and release program offers trap rental for $5 per trap. Bring your own raw chicken or fish for bait or purchase it at the pier. The program is each Tuesday, lasts between an hour and an hour and a half and is open to ages 5 to 105.

Myrtle Beach State Park, 4401 S. Kings Highway. Tuesdays, 9:30–11:00 a.m. Park admission plus $5 per crab trap. (843) 238-0874, southcarolinaparks.com


Making Waves: A Drew Brophy Restrospective

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Born and raised in Myrtle Beach, Drew Brophy is an internationally renowned surf artist. His painted boards are some of the most sought after. The exhibit will profile his incredibly vast career in art, from his earliest sketches to his surfboard painting explosion to his recent “sacred geometry” work. There will be an opening celebration on June 23 from 11 a.m.­–3 p.m. with art, food, music, vendors, workshops and a special appearance by Brophy.

Myrtle Beach Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. Tuesday, 10 a.m.4 p.m. Free. (843) 238-2510, myrtlebeachartmuseum.org 


The Water’s Fine: Paintings and Black-and-White Photography

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

This group exhibition features exceptional contemporary artists working in hyper-realistic painting and black-and-white photography, all of which depict people in (or contemplating getting in) the water. The artists in the exhibit are photographers Carl Kerridge and Wayne Levin and painters Samantha French, Matt Story and Charles Williams. The pieces will be grouped in ways that present their aesthetic relationships, particularly in respect to the way the human figure is rendered in water. 

Myrtle Beach Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. Tuesday, 10 a.m.4 p.m. Free. (843) 238-2510, myrtlebeachartmuseum.org 


The Battle at Fort Wagner

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Calling all history buffs! Head to the Museum of Coastal Carolina for an evening with presenter Darren Floyd. Floyd will explore the experiences of officers and soldiers on both sides—the Union and the Confederacy—as they competed for control of Fort Wagner, one of the South’s most valuable ports. The fort was located on Morris Island near Charleston.

Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. 2nd St. Tuesday, 6–7 p.m. Free for members; $9.50 for non-members. (910) 579-1016, museumplanetarium.org