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Entertainment Ideas in March Along the Grand Strand

MONDAY | 03.05

Legends starts Whitney tribute

Legends in Concert will add a tribute to Whitney Houston on Monday as part of its spring lineup through May 12.

Jazmine will portray the late songstress who also was known for such anthems as “One Moment in Time” for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and before the release of her debut solo album in 1985, duets “Hold Me” with the late Teddy Pendergrass and “Take Good Care of My Heart” with Jermaine Jackson.

The Houston tribute artist, who will succeed the Neil Diamond performer – who plays through Saturday – will join other musicians playing the Blues Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley and George Strait.

Show times in the next week are 8 p.m. daily through Saturday and Monday-Thursday, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Tuesday.

Tickets are $37.95 regular and $42.95 preferred/VIP for ages 17 and older; and $14.95 and $19.95 respectively, for ages 3-16; and  VIP table booth seats are $52.95 all ages.

The theater is at 2925 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 29th Avenue North, next to Planet Hollywood.

Details at 238-7827, 800-960-7469, or http://www.legendsinconcert.com.

THROUGH MARCH 18 | Three shows in Murrells Inlet, Georgetown and Conway

Two plays and a revue

Three area community theaters have new productions.

• Murrells Inlet Community Theatre has “Southern Comforts,” a two-character play about love in later life, set in a Victorian house in New Jersey.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 11 at the Murrells Inlet Community Theatre, 4450 Murrells Inlet Road, south of Bellamy Avenue and the U.S. Post Office.

Tickets are $10. Call 651-4152 or visit www.mictheatre.com.

• In Georgetown, the Swamp Fox Players have “Barefoot in the Park,” at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and March 8-10 and 16-17, and 2:30 p.m. March 11 and 18, at the Strand Theater, 710 Front St.

Tickets cost $15. Details at 527-2924 or www.swampfoxplayers.com.

• Theatre of the Republic in Conway presents “Illusions on Main Street (with a Twist)” at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Main Street Theatre, 337 Main St.

This show by the Jewel Box Revue, a troupe from Canyonville, Ore., pays tribute to various famous female entertainers such as the late Judy Garland and Patsy Cline, as well as Barbra Streisand and current stars including Reba McEntire, Lady Gaga and Adele.

Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Details at 488-0821 or http://www.theatreoftherepublic.com.

SATURDAY | 03.03

Rotary night of Broadway

The Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach presents its fourth annual “Broadway Special,” an evening to celebrate music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Two guest artists who have performed in many Broadway and orchestral productions around the globe – Doug LaBreque, returning for a second straight year, and Christiane Noll, also an opera singer – will join the Long Bay Symphony in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Myrtle Beach High School, on Grissom Parkway between 29th and 38th avenues North.

Tickets are $35, $40 or $45, and net proceeds benefit Horry County Schools and other Rotary local and international charities. Details at 448-8379 or www.longbaysymphony.com.

MONDAY | 03.05

Piccadilly Circus

The Piccadilly Circus, from Sarasota, Fla., returns Monday to Myrtle Beach, bringing such acts as “Katunga the Giant Jungle Monster,” “Motorcycle Madness in the Chamber of Doom” and “My Little Pony” on parade.

Show times are 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, at Oak Street and 21st Avenue North.

Ticket specials are available until 10 a.m. Monday at www.thefuncircus.com, otherwise at the gate, general admission is $32 for ages 13 or older, otherwise $11. Free-ticket coupons for anyone younger than 13 also are available at various locations across the Grand Strand.

Call 877-373-0477 or visit www.thefuncircus.com.

OPENS THURSDAY | 03.08

‘Legally Blonde’ in Socastee

Socastee High School Performing Arts presents “Legally Blonde the Musical,” modeled after the movie from 2001 starring Reese Witherspoon and Luke Wilson.

Courtney Mauldin plays Elle Woods, dumped by her boyfriend bound for Harvard Law School, where she also enrolls. Mauldin also is friends with Bailey Hanks, who won the MTV show “Legally Blonde – The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods.”

Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday-March 11, and 3 p.m. March 10-11, in the school auditorium, on S.C. 707, at Dick Pond Road, just east of S.C. 544.

Tickets are $12. For every guest who wears pink, the school will make a donation to the Breast Cancer Society, and guests also are encouraged to bring supplies for relay to local pet shelters.

Call 293-2513 or visit http://www.socasteeperformingarts.com

Quigley’s 3rd Annual Oyster Roast

A community event that is sure to be fun for the whole family. There will be live Music with The Highliners from noon to 2pm, and then Ten Toes Up will take the stage from 3-6pm. Admission is FREE and tickets will be sold for purchasing oysters, hot dogs, hamburgers, beer & soft drinks. If you have them, bring your own oyster knives and gloves – if not we will have them for sale at the event. Also, don’t forget lawn chairs, picnic blankets, etc. The restaurant will be open for business as usual, and local vendors and artists will also be attending. There will be fun activities for the kids, with face painting, a jump castle and bungee run. This family event is quickly becoming a tradition…..come join the fun!

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Myrtle Beach Area Christmas Parades

Missed the Hollywood, CA Holiday Parade?  How about taking in a Christmas parade in the Low Country? The beauty queens smiling, the bands marching, and Santa waving makes each one of us feel like a child again.  The Lowcountry offers many opportunities:

Saturday, December 3rd

11 am Myrtle Beach Holiday Parade at Broadway at the Beach

11:30 am Georgetown Christmas Parade

5:30 pm North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 4th

3 pm Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 10

10 am Conway Christmas Parade

2 pm Surfside Beach Christmas Parade

 Insiders Tip:  Come and enjoy the fun as the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade starts at Wilcox Avenue (Booty’s) and marches down Business 17 with marching bands, beauty queens, dogs, cycles, clowns, mini cars and more!

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Christmas Tree Lighting Events Along the Grand Strand

Get into the Christmas spirit with a Christmas tree lighting in Myrtle Beach.

Get into the Christmas spirit with a Christmas tree lighting in Myrtle Beach.

From North Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet, Christmas tree lightings spread Christmas cheer along the Grand Strand. With festivities and ceremonies—along with appearances by Santa—the Christmas tree lightings are annual traditions sure to bring joy to the holiday season.

Here are some scheduled Christmas tree lightings:

North Myrtle Beach

Barefoot Landing, The annual “Lighting of the Landing”

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 18, 2011

Details: Santa will arrive via boat to light the giant Christmas tree. Enjoy caroling, refreshments, free carousel rides and more in the Barefoot Landing shopping and entertainment complex.

Myrtle Beach

Broadway at the Beach, 17th annual Christmas tree lighting

When: 6 p.m. Nov. 19, 2011

Details: Broadway at the Beach welcomes the holiday season with mascot appearances, special events, and, of course, the lighting of the Broadway tree. Fireworks will follow at 8 p.m.

The Market Common, 4th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25, 2011

Details: Join the festivities in Valor Park including photos with Santa, live entertainment, complimentary Canipes hot chocolate and carriage rides. The tree is located in front of Grand 14 Cinema.

Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach tree lighting

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 10

Details: Enjoy Christmas music and light refreshments as the town of Surfside Beach lights its Christmas tree in front of Town Hall. Santa will make an appearance as well!

Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet annual Christmas parade and tree lighting

When: Parade starts at 3 p.m. Dec. 4

Details: The parade route runs from Booty’s to Morse Landing Park in Murrells Inlet. Santa Claus will greet visitors at the park following the parade for the tree lighting ceremony.

Restaurant Review: Indo Thai & Sushi

Indo Thai Sushi Restaurant opened their Myrtle Beach location in February 2009. A second location at Pawley’s Island was opened the middle of February 2010.  Indo offers a wide variety of dishes including Thai, Sushi and Hibachi. The restaurant is owned by local famous Sushi Queen Laura Heryadi, who has been working on the Grand Strand since 2004. Laura was born and raised in Indonesia and moved to the U.S. in 1991.  She has earned a reputation for having the best Thai and Sushi on the beach.   Laura is the mother of three beautiful girls and balances working 7 days a week to ensure the highest education possible for her children.

The menu ranges way beyond the standard Thai eatery, offering fresh sushi and authentic Thai flavors as all of her sauces are homemade and have been handed down for generations.  The fresh quality sushi and exceptionally seasoned hibachi exceed expectations of the unsuspecting diner.  Thai entrees of course include Pad Thai and several Thai curry dishes like Masaman Curry with herbs, tamarind, sweet potatoes, onion and roasted peanuts. But it’s the Indo Specialties that are most interesting, such as Chicken Volcano with chili garlic sauce; Sizzling Duck; Crispy Golden Crab featuring soft shell crabs; and Salmon La Bamba that includes salmon, sea scallops, bacon, vegetables and basil sauce.

Indo Thai Sushi & Hibachi features a staff that has more than 25 years of combined culinary experience ready to tickle your taste buds.

Indo also has patio seating available and enjoys hosting any party or private occasion.  Reservations are available to ensure timely seating.  Indo offers happy hour Monday -Friday  from 4-7pm and includes house wine, house liquor , domestic beers, appetizers and sushi.
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