It’s a new year, so start it off on the right foot by heading out to one of these local events or festivals in January throughout the Myrtle Beach area.
Profiles in American Character: Robert E. Lee
January 4, 1-2 pm
Held at Horry County Museum in Conway, this kicks off the museum’s documentary film series on one of the most significant officers in the U.S. Army and the undisputed American military genius of the 19th century. Admission is free. For more info, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.
Cooking Demo at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm
Jan. 5 and first Thursday of every month, 11 am – 3 pm
This Conway venue hosts cooking demos by staff to show how seasonal food was once prepared on a wood-burning stove on the family farm from 1900-1955. For more info, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.
A Hunt Breakfast Fundraiser at Hobcaw
Jan. 7, 11 am – 1 pm
Celebrate like the Baruchs once did during their annual deer drive in the 1920s on the grounds of their former home at Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center, Georgetown. This fundraiser to support the Belle W. Baruch Foundation will feature food, drinks, a jazz combo and a live auction for three exclusive hunts. For tickets and more info, visit www.hobcawbarony.org.
Stichin’ and Pullin’: Painted Illustrations by Cozbi Cabrera
Jan. 10-April 16
This Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum free exhibit features works by Cabrera to accompany the children’s book by author Patricia McKissack, along with her handmade dolls. For hours and more info, visit www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Benefit Concert
Jan. 13, 7:30-9 pm
This fundraiser held at Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach, featuring this legendary Texan band, benefits The Pardue Family “Children in Need,” which supports children at The Lighthouse care center. For tickets and more info, visit www.alabama-theatre.com.
Life in a Reef
Jan. 13, 1-4 pm
Visit Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center and its North Inlet-Winyah Bay Estuarine Research Reserve to learn first-hand about oyster reefs and why they’re so important to our estuaries. Admission is free; to register, visit www.hobcawbarony.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
Jan. 13-16, varied times
The City of Myrtle Beach hosts three days of festivities to commemorate the life of MLK Jr at various locations, including a film festival, 5K Freedom Run, talent show, live concerts and more. For more info, visit www.caahf.com.
Whose Night Out Is It Anyway?
Jan. 13-20, 7-9 pm
This improv comedy show for willing contestants over 18 years old will keep you on your toes and put a new spin on nightlife at the Uptown Theater at the Myrtle Beach Mall, Myrtle Beach. For tickets and more info, visit www.carolinaimprov.com.
LEGO Building Session
Jan. 14, 1-2:15 pm
Keep the kids busy and strengthen their brains at Chapin Memorial Library, Myrtle Beach, at this class to build LEGOs and spark imagination; for ages 4 to 14. For more info, call 843-918-1293.
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline
Jan. 20-21, 7-9 pm
This live concert held at Alabama Theatre, North Myrtle Beach, features 20 of the best-known songs by this legend, performed by a live band, arrangements and back-up vocals. For tickets and more info, visit www.alabama-theatre.com.
Books & Boogie
Jan. 23, 4-9 pm
The arts converge at Dead Dog Saloon, Murrells Inlet, on this day, with local writers showcasing their latest titles for signing and live jazz by The Aristocrats. Additional highlights include a food buffet, the Balloon Lady, raffles and more live music by Special Blend Experience – all to benefit children served by Freedom Readers.
J. Grahame Long: Dueling in Charleston, Violence Refined in the Holy City
Jan. 28, 1-2 pm
The Horry County Museum, Conway, hosts a lecture and book signing by this author who captures the long-lost element of Charleston: dueling. The event is free; for more info, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.
Ricky Mokel Comedy Show
Jan. 28, 7-9 pm
Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach opens the stage up to comedian Ricky Mokel, aka Grant Turner, for a night of laughs in his award-winning performance. For tickets and more info, visit www.alabama-theatre.com.
Becky Nissan, Harpist
Jan. 29, 3-4 pm
On your day of rest, take in the relaxing sounds of the harp, played by Becky Nissan at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Surfside Beach. For more info, call 843-650-0313.
Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints
Through April 23
This Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum free exhibit features quilts and their print counterparts, created by a group of women from the isolated African-American community of Gee’s Bend, Ala. For hours and more info, visit www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.
Stay with us at Plantation Resort
All of these events are just a short drive from Plantation Resort. To reserve your stay, call one of our friendly Owner Service Representatives at 1-800-845-5039.