13 concerts, 14 films, three plays and more fill Coastal Carolina University’s autumn art calendar

Ziyu Shen, a 20-year-old viola player, will perform a recital of traditional and contemporary music, with piano accompaniment by Daniel Francis, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Coastal Carolina University’s Edwards Recital Hall, on the main campus in Conway. At 14, the violist won the Johansen International Competition for Young String Players, in Washington, D.C., then won the Chamber Music Competition of Morningside Bridge Chamber Music Festival, in Canada, the next year. Buy tickets at 843-349-2787 (ARTS) or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.

Coastal Carolina University has an abundance of arts and performances on cue for autumn, and an invitation is extended to the whole community to see students, professors and special guests on stage.

Most outings are on CCU’s main campus, accessed from U.S. 501 or S.C. 544 in Conway, and general prices are $7 or $17, if not for free.

Among this list of entertainment outings, check with the box office, based at Wheelwright Auditorium, for discounts that might be available for senior citizens, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members, teens, children, and CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty, staff, students and alumni – 843-349-2787 (ARTS) or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts. Group rates apply to parties of 10 or more, too.


— Guitar Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in Edwards Recital Hall. $7.

— Kobie Watkins with the CCU Jazz Faculty and Students, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in Edwards Recital Hall. $17.

— “Travelogue: Music of Andrew Fowler,” 4 p.m. Oct. 8 (postponed from Sept. 10), in Edwards Recital Hall. $7.

— Coastal Carolina University Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in Wheelwright Auditorium. $7.

— Saxophone and Low Brass Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in Edwards Recital Hall. $7.

— Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors’ annual Fall Gospel Concert, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in Wheelwright Auditorium. Free.

— Jazz Showcase “Unplugged” featuring Scott Routenberg, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in Johnson Auditorium. $17.

— “Pushing the Limits,” with Steve Bailey, featuring Chuck Cannon and Lari White, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Wheelwright Auditorium. $25.

— CalypSamba, with Aldwin Albino, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Wheelwright Auditorium. $17.

— Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Wheelwright Auditorium. $7.

— Ziyu Shen, viola, with Daniel Francis on piano, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Edwards Recital Hall. $17.

Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in Wheelwright Auditorium. $7.

— “Acoustic Songbook,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in Edwards Recital Hall. $7.


Each in Edwards Theater, and $17:

— “Arms and the Man,” for mature audiences, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-22 and 27-30, and 3 p.m. Sept. 24 and 30.

— “Violet,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21 and 25-28, and 3 p.m. Oct. 28.

— “Our Country’s Good,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and 14-17, and 3 p.m. Nov. 12.

Film series

Mostly 5 p.m. in The Coastal Theater – Room A-110 of the Lib Jackson Student Union – and each free and with a discussion afterward:

— “Modern Narratives” – “Moonlight” Sept. 19, and “Her” Oct. 24.

— “Foreign Language Blockbusters” – “The Motorcycle Diaries/Diarios de motocicleta” Oct. 17, “Thesis/Tesis” Oct. 31, and “Paris Je T’Aime” Nov. 7.

— “War & Society” – “A Very Long Engagement” Sept. 26, and “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc” Nov. 14; also, in the Myrtle Beach Education Center, 900 79th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, at U.S. 17 each 12:30 p.m. – “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Oct. 12, and “The Promise” Nov. 2.

— “Communication Movie Night,” each 6 p.m. – “The Breakfast Club” Oct. 10, and “Idiocracy” Nov. 28.

Some lectures/readings (see full schedule, including other themes outside of arts, online at CCU)

— Fiction reading, with Benjamin Percy, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in Johnson Auditorium. Free.

— Creative nonfiction reading, with Joe Oestreich, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Johnson Auditorium, Wall 116.

— “Carl Sagan Day Lecture: Human Exploration of Mars: Why Mars? Why Humans?” 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in Wheelwright Auditorium. Free with ticket.

— “International Poetry Slam,” student readings, 4 p.m. Nov. 16 in Johnson Auditorium. Free.

— African and Gullah Lecture Series, 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 4 through Nov. 1 in Georgetown Education Center. Free.

— “The Gullah Homecomings,” Nov. 11, with coffee social at 9:30 a.m., lecture 10 a.m., with Joseph Opala, in Myrtle Beach Education Center. Free.

Art exhibits

In Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays in Edwards College, and free. Details at 843-349-6454 (call to arrange up-close parking for anyone with a disability or mobility matter) or www.coastal.edu/gallery:

— “The Beauty of Letters,” with wooden works by Scott Mann, a professor of graphic design, inspired by his research at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wis., through Oct. 6.

— “Jackson Martin: Work Ethic,” Oct. 16-Nov. 17, with reception, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 19.

Special events

— “CCU Celebrates 50 Years of Public Support for the Arts,” 6 p.m. Nov. 3 in Johnson Auditorium, including art exhibit, poetry readings, music performances, and theater pieces. and with reception 7 p.m. Free.

— “Salute to American Veterans,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in Wheelwright Auditorium. Free with ticket (four tickets given per request).




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