Boat show, women’s march top this weekend’s picks along the Grand Strand

The annual Grand Strand Boat & Sportsman Expo file photo.

The 2018 Grand Strand Boat and Sportsman Expo kicks off Friday, Jan. 19 and runs through Sunday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 N. Oak Street, Myrtle Beach.

Show hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, children 3-11 are $5 and children under 3 years old are free.

Various seminars are scheduled through the weekend including “Kayak Fishing the Low Country,” “My Secrets to Catching More Fish,” and “Fishing the Low Country of South Carolina.”

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There will be a “United Against Cancer” banquet from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club, 9000 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, to raise money for Children’s Security Blankets. The event is hosted by The Academy for Arts, Science and Technology Students in Action team.

Children’s Security Blankets is a nonprofit organization created to offer moral and financial support to families with children with cancer in South Carolina. The $50 ticket includes a three-course meal, and there will also be a silent auction. For tickets, log on to

The Carolina Opry Theater welcomes Dublin Irish Dance at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. Dublin Irish Dance “combines a world-champion Irish step dance troupe together with a sensational eight-member traditional Irish band and vocalist,” according to a press release from the Opry.

Tickets start at $38. To buy tickets, call 843-913-4000 or online at

Additional events scheduled in the Myrtle Beach Performing Art Series for 2018 include Jack Hanna: Into The Wild Live presented by Nationwide Insurance on February 18, Hotel California: A Salute to The Eagles on March 11, Kansas on August 12, America on July 22 and The Music of ABBA: Arrival from Sweden on September 23. Additional dates will be announced throughout the year. Pricing varies, details can be found at

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery, 10283 Beach Dr SW, Calabash, N.C., is featuring Wings, an exhibition of feathered creatures in different media. The show runs from Jan. 10 through Feb. 10.

Artists include Jim Comer (carved wood), Ruth Cox (oil), Raine Middleton (clay), Jill Leach (oil), Beth Hill (acrylic), Keith White (scratch board), Brooks Pearce (oil), Connie Parker (clay), Fred Schwartz (stained glass), Kathy Turnauer (fused glass), Ron Gold (intarsia), Freeman Beard (watercolor) and the late Ramona Bendin (oil).

For more information, call 910-575-5999 or online at

South by Southeast welcomes Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys with a blend of Americana Roots Music, Ballads and Blues at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway St., Myrtle Beach.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show. Admission includes concert, food, beer and wine.

The Pickup Cowboys were originally scheduled for a fall 2016 SxSE Music Feast, but Hurricane Matthew forced a rescheduling.

Richard Blomgren, N.C. Outward Bound School director of admission and marketing, will talk about the Outward Bound programs and the network of nonprofit schools around the U.S. at 10 a.m. Jan. 23, in the Waccamaw Library, 41 St. Paul Place in Pawleys Island.

Outward Bound is a nonprofit educational organization that serves people of all ages and backgrounds through challenging learning expeditions that focus on character development, leadership and service. Outward Bound helps individuals and teams discover strength of character and an aptitude for leadership needed to serve others in their community and care for the world around them. For more information for this event, contact

Grand Strand Action Together and the Coastal Carolina Coalition will host the 2018 Women’s March at 11 a.m. Jan. 20 in Plyler Park, 1309 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach.

The march will start at Anderson Park and conclude at Plyler Park where a rally at noon will then take place.

Speakers include North Carolina House District 19 Representative Deb Butler of New Hanover and Northern Brunswick counties, North Carolina U.S. Congressional Candidate for NC-7 Dr Kyle Horton, Nicole Service from the Rape Crisis Center of Horry and Georgetown County, South Carolina Candidate for House of Representatives Robin Gause, and more.

For more information please visit

The Long Bay Symphony Orchestra Presents “The Three B’s” on Sunday, Jan. 21, featuring violinist In Mo Yang.

The concert is at 4 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center.

Tickets range from $25 to $50. Student tickets (21 and under with student ID) are $10. For tickets, call the box office 843-448-8379, purchase online at or visit them at 1107 48th Avenue N., Suite 310-E, Myrtle Beach.

The Grand Strand Senior Center will have its Snowflake Ball from 7-10 p.m. Jan. 20 at the center on 21st Avenue North, near Broadway at the Beach.

Tickets can be purchase for $7. at the center, during regular business hours or by calling Gayle at 843-492-4992. Coffee and beverages are provided.



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