events

Portfolios I: Graphic Design

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This exhibit will feature the work of graduating seniors from Coastal Carolina University’s Department of Visual Arts with a focus in graphic design. These pieces were completed as theses for their degrees. A gallery reception will be held on Wednesday, April 10, from 4:30–6:30 p.m. where the artists will be available to discuss their work and future plans.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, Edwards 129 at Coastal Carolina University. Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. (843) 349-6454, coastal.edu/gallery


Supreme Court of South Carolina: In Session

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

The Supreme Court of South Carolina, in the interest of being accessible to and engaged with communities throughout the state, will hold a public session on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. Each day, the five justices will hear oral arguments on up to three cases. The community is welcome to come observe the judicial process at the highest level in the state. When attending, allow enough time for parking and going through security checkpoints.

Wheelwright Auditorium, 108 Spadoni Park Circle. Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–noon. Free. (843) 349-2787, coastal.edu/culturalarts 


The Scape of Water

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Some of nature’s greatest scenes are those of water and numerous artistic styles and media have been employed to represent this beauty—from abstraction to hyperrealism to surrealism and beyond. The Scape of Water features pieces from the Museum Permanent Collection that portray water from a diverse array of media and perspectives. Enjoy the exhibit’s sereneness as you ponder man’s urge to visually portray this constant life force that both sustains and intrigues us.

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. (843) 238-2510, myrtlebeachartmuseum.org


Jackson Pollock: Mural

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Make the short trek to the Midlands for a rare chance to see a piece that changed the destiny of modern art. Innovative painter Jackson Pollock’s 20-foot mural not only catapulted him to the spotlight, it also brought new scale and experimentation to abstract expressionism. Columbia is one stop on this piece’s whirlwind international tour that includes spots in the United States, England, Germany and Spain.

Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $12. (803) 799-2810, columbiamuseum.org


Elizabeth Bradford: Time + Terrain

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

In this exhibit, Elizabeth Bradford gleans images from the rural landscapes around her family’s ancestral farm in North Carolina. The complex compositions utilize precise layers of color and mark-making to evoke light, shadow and form. Time + Terrain, which includes 27 paintings of various scale, invites the viewer to study and explore the natural world deeply.

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. (843) 238-2510, myrtlebeachartmuseum.org


Collection Connections: A Visual Exploration of Southern Heritage

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

This exhibit will feature around 40 works from the museum’s permanent collection, including historical prints and antique maps, works on paper by Southern artists like Cassandra Gillens and Jonathan Green, fabric quilts, and photographs. The exhibit uses Southern-history-themed works of art to teach and explore the culture and history of South Carolina and our entire region. Collection Connections is designed for school students and adults alike.

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free. (843) 238-2510, myrtlebeachartmuseum.org


Parchman: The Heart of Hell

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 4:00pm

Photographer R. Kim Rushing will exhibit his work and discuss his experiences at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman. Rushing spent years visiting inmates and building trust with them, creating work conveying their conditions, their daily lives and their perspectives. His book, also called Parchman, offers a glimpse into the lives of 18 volunteer inmates through photos and handwritten letters. 

Edwards Recital Hall at Coastal Carolina University. Thursday, 4 p.m. Free. (843) 349-2787, coastal.edu/culturalarts


Hot Jersey Nights

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 5:00pm

Back by poplar demand, Hot Jersey Nights has returned to the beach. Taking place at the Asher Theatre, these shows are a spectacular celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The nostalgic musical journey will take you through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time. Expect to hear favorites like “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man.”

Asher Theatre, 3237 Waccamaw Blvd. Thursday, 5 p.m. $34.95 for adults; $19.9 for children. (843) 903-3100, ashertheatre.com


A New Brain

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:30pm

This energetic and sardonic comedy turns the sophisticated angst of modern musical theater on its ear. After collapsing, a composer who has been reluctantly working on a song for a children’s television show awakes in a hospital. A specter of the show’s character, a frog named Dr. Bungee, and his unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical trauma. The piece explores the creative mind in recovery and the yearning for fulfillment of life’s dreams.

Edwards Theatre at Coastal Carolina University. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. $17. (843) 348-2787, coastal.edu/culturalarts


Horry County Fair

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:01am to 11:59pm

The fourth year of the Horry County Fair will be held this April at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. The fair’s run will include rides, games, food, music, racing pigs, live entertainment, a petting zoo and more. Visit the website for a full schedule of entertainment and special theme nights. And don’t forget—calories don’t count at the fair!

Myrtle Beach Speedway, 455 Hospitality Lane. Visit website for full schedule of events. $5. (843) 236-0500, myrtlebeachspeedway.com