Special events at Coastal Carolina University, on main campus, accessed from U.S. 501 or S.C. 544 in Conway. Details on shows at 843-349-2787 (ARTS) or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts:
- The Collective NY, a Big Apple-based ensemble of nine – including CCU alumni Kevin
Kane and Brandon T. Snider – 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 17-18 in Edwards Theater (with question-and-answer panel afterward on Friday) – also with CCU theater students Rhett Hanenkratt, T.J. Little and Wes William – in six original 10-minute plays that premiered in New York as part of the annual Collective: 10 Short Play Festival in September. $17 general admission, with discounts available. Parental discretion advised.
- Third annual “Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide” – by CCU’s Counseling Services and Counseling Outreach Advocacy Student Team –11 a.m. SaturdayMarch 18 in Spadoni Park, in front of Wheelwright Auditorium. Free; registration opens 10 a.m. Also related: CCU’s Students Helping Others Reach Excellence team benefit, 4-9 p.m. ThursdayMarch 16 at Chipotle, outside Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach, with donation 50 percent of proceeds from sale for each diner who mentions the walk. 843-349-5022, asfp.donordrive.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Second annual CCU Jazz Festival, 7:30 p.m. March 21-22 in Wheelwright Auditorium, with CCU Jazz Ensemble and CCU Jazz Combo, respectively. $17 nightly.
- CalypSamba Spring Concert, with CCU World Percussion Ensemble and Victor Provost, 7:30 p.m. March 23 in Wheelwright Auditorium. $7.