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Myrtle Beach Observes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee has a number of events planned for January 18 – 20 to commemorate the life of Dr. King. Activities include:

· 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 18… Brown Bag Lunches, Myrtle Beach Train Depot (Two topics: A conversation with Brad Lofton and Brandon Sessions, Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation; and Sharnell Ladson, facilitating a workshop on building sustainable small businesses.)

· 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18… Community Talent Show, Coastal Carolina University Auditorium

· 5:00 p.m., Sunday, January 19… “Civil Rights Sunday: Unifying our Communities and Cultures,” Mt. Olive AME Church

· 8:00 a.m., Monday, January 20… Corporate and Community Awards Breakfast, featuring guest speaker Byron V. Garrett, Canal Street Recreation Center

· 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 20… Dr. Martin Luther King Grand Parade, Downtown, beginning at the Pelicans’ Stadium.

 

Art Museum Celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with Food, Music and Crafts

Myrtle Beach area residents and visitors can join in celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the most popular holiday of the year in Mexico, on Saturday, November 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the Art Museum hosts a Free Family Day. This is the tenth annual festival hosted by the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. Dia de los Muertos promises to be a fun-filled occasion for all ages.

In pre-Hispanic times, the day was observed with a simple feast for the returning dead; after the Spanish conquest in the 15th century, the day was encompassed into the holiday called All Souls’ Day. Homes would be gaily decorated and the deceased loved ones’ favorite foods would be prepared, along with special treats such as candy skulls inscribed with the names of the deceased or special breads shaped like ghosts or bones.

The museum’s celebration will give visitors a chance to sample traditional breads and Mexican hot chocolate, be entertained by Mariachi Nuevo Guadalajara and traditional Mexican dancers under a tent and enjoy music provided by Charles Pineda and indulge in traditional Mexican foods provided by Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant. An altar in the main reception room will honor the deceased artist Jose Guadalupe Posada.

Workshops and demonstrations will be offered in the art of making papel picado (paper banners), decorating sugar skulls, calavera masks with BB&T Bank, paper flowers, calavera puppets and shadow boxes. Youngsters of all ages can enjoy traditional storytelling and face painting, and a chance at breaking the treat-laden piñata. Visitors of all ages can participate in lotería (Mexican bingo) and help paint a Jose Guadalupe Posada-inspired mural.

All events and activities are free. For more information, call the Museum at 843-238-2510 or visit www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org.

All Day Events
-An altar in honor of deceased artist Jose Guadalupe Posada
-Family workshops for paper flowers, calavera puppets, shadow boxes, calavera masks, papel picado (paper banners) and sugar skulls
-Sampling of traditional breads & Mexican hot chocolate
-Face painting
-Lotería (bingo)
-Music
-Children’s literature display
-Videos
-Authentic Mexican food by Fiesta Mexicana
– Jose Guadalupe Posada -inspired mural

Scheduled Events
-Day of the Dead lecture (12 N) (Reception Room)
– Jose Guadalupe Posada lecture (12:30 p.m.) (Reception Room)
-Folk tales and storytelling (12:45) (Outside Tent)
-Roving Mariachi Nuevo Guadalajara (1 – 3 p.m.) (Inside and Outside Tent)
-Traditional Dancing with Grupo de Dansa Tradiciónes (2:15 p.m.) (Outside Tent)
-Children’s piñatas (2:50 p.m.) (Front Lawn)

* Schedule is subject to change461The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is a wholly nonprofit institution located across from Springmaid Pier at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed. Components of Museum programs are funded in part by support from the City of Myrtle Beach, the Horry County Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Fireworks All Year!

fireworksFireworks!  Throughout the Year Various Locations in Myrtle Beach

Tuesday, July 2, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, July 3, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Wednesday, July 3, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field

Thursday, July 4, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, July 4, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, July 9, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, July 10, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, July 12, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Sunday, July 14, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, July 16, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, July 17, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, July 18, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, July 19, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, July 23, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Thursday, July 25, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, July 26, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, July 30, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, July 31, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, August 2, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Sunday, August 4, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, August 6, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 7, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, August 8, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field

Friday, August 9, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, August 13, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 14, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Friday, August 16, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Sunday, August 18, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, August 20, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 21, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Thursday, August 22, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Wednesday, August 28, 10:00 p.m. – Second Avenue Pier

Saturday, August 31, 10:00 p.m. Second Avenue Pier

Saturday, August 31, 10:00 p.m. Broadway at the Beach

Sunday, September 1, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field

Monday, September 2, Following the Pelicans Game – TicketReturn.com Field

Tuesday, October 15, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, November 23, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Saturday, November 30, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

Tuesday, December 31, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach

CARIBBEAN FINE ART FAIR OPENING IN BARBADOS

NEW WORKS BY SEVERAL LEADING CARIBBEAN ARTISTS DEBUT AT 2013 CARIBBEAN FINE ART FAIR OPENING IN BARBADOS, MARCH 13 – 17

Ademola Olugebefola (USVI) - The Mighty Atlantic
Ademola Olugebefola (USVI) The Mighty Atlantic

We are delighted to announce this important cultural event presented by our colleagues in one of the best island destinations.

The 3rd Edition of Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair Barbados will be March 13-17 at the exciting new venue in the heart of historic Bridgetown, Barbados – the Spirit Bond Building. CaFA Fair opens on Wednesday, March 13, 6-9 pm with a Gala Reception featuring a live musical performance, presentation of the Caribbean Luminary of the Arts Award, and a preview of over 35 exhibitors of paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, original limited edition prints and new media exploring the cultural traditions of the Caribbean.

A special feature of CaFA Fair Barbados 2013 will be performances and film screenings scheduled for each day of the event. Trinidadian Shelley Worrell of CaribBEING will present screenings by filmmakers from Guadeloupe, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, while Barbadian performer NaLa will entertain with his unique brand of humor.

We are pleased to welcome celebrated US artist and cultural entrepreneur Danny Simmons; former Sothebys executive and principal of New York’s AK Art, Amy Kisch; and world renowned artist and lecturer Dr. Ademola Olugebefola, USVI, as presenters at the Caribbean Art Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Daniel Lind Ramos (Puerto Rico) - ADORACIONDaniel Lind Ramos (Puerto Rico)
New works by Puerto Rico’s Diogenes Ballester and USVI’s Ademola Olugebefola, will headline the selection of artworks by over 35 artists representing 13 Caribbean nations. 2 participating artists, Jamal Ince, Barbados, and Jamaica’s Ava Tomlinson were recently selected to showcase their paintings at Art Africa Miami 2012, which was a part of the Art Basel Miami week, December 2012. Internationally recognized contemporary artists such as Ras Ishi Butcher, Carlton Murrell, and Ras Akyem I Ramsay, Barbados; David Wilson, Dominica; Carl E. Hazlewood and Philip Moore, Guyana; Patricia Brintle, Haiti; Abishag Voundi, Martinique; Daniel Lind-Ramos, Puerto Rico; Marcel Pinas, Suriname; David Boothman, Trinidad & Tobago; will be represented at CaFA Fair Barbados. Emerging artists Nicolle Blackwood, Jamaica; Minerva Diaz, Puerto Rico; and many others from the English-speaking, Hispanic and Francophone Caribbean will also be on exhibit.

Carl Hazlewood (Guyana) - White Angel RisingCarl Hazlewood (Guyana) – White Angel Rising
Event partners include Barbados Tourism Authority; Barbados National Cultural Foundation; BMW; CaribBEING; Intimate Hotels of Barbados; Laparkan Shipping; Latin American Art; Lush Life Resort; Naniki Restaurant; and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Ras Akyem I Ramsay (Barbados) - Blakk BirdRas Akyem I Ramsay (Barbados) – Blakk Bird
Diaspora-Now was formed in 1986. Our primary mission is to increase awareness and appreciation of Caribbean culture through the distribution of information and presenting works of art. For updates please visit event website www.cafafair.com or call 646-267-8831. Abishag Voundi (Martinique)
Abishag Voundi (Martinique)

Hats and Horses

Hats and horses are paired annually the first Saturday in May for the Kentucky Derby. No need to be near Kentucky, nor have a race track, but everyone can enjoy observing the tradition with a derby party and fancy hats while watching the running of the famed race.

The lavish — and sometimes gaudy — hat is one of the race traditions dating as far back as the late 1800s when women were trying to look their best mingling with the rich and famous owners and attendees in the clubhouse and paddock areas. A lady certainly cannot go to the derby (still to this day) without a big hat! Feathers, flowers, ribbons and more adorn the wide variety of millinery, which is big business during spring when we have the race and other social events as great excuses for parties.

Let’s have all the trimmings, such as hors d’oeuvres, mint juleps,  music, and of course, a big hat contest and the Kentucky Derby on a big screen. Where will you be? Have a hat photo to share?

In A Stew

What do you get when you put chicken, pork, beef, squirrel, rabbit, tomatoes, lima beans, corn, okra and a few more vegetables to cook in a big pot for a few hours over an outdoor open fire? It’s Brunswick Stew!

Well, not all of these items are needed. Maybe you don’t have any squirrel or rabbit, and maybe not all of those other ingredients either. The outdoor fire is not even required.

Brunswick stew has more unique recipes and special ingredients than can be counted. The main secrets to this famed dish are the lengthy cooking time and the thickness of the rich stew, which differentiates it from soup.

Brunswick, GA and Brunswick County, VA both claim to have originated this stew, but anyone can claim it really, and there are as many different recipes as there are chefs creating it.

Brunswick County, NC celebrates this stew with its fourth annual Brunswick Stew Cook-off on April 21 in Shallotte. Arts, crafts, entertainment and kids’ activities are included with this popular event.

Here’s more info. Will we see you at the sampling table?

Salute from the Shore

“Salute from the Shore” is a great celebration along the whole coast of South Carolina. It’s set for 1 p.m., Monday, July 4 on all South Carolina beaches.


“Salute from the Shore” is an opportunity to salute our armed forces and their families while celebrating Independence Day on South Carolina’s beaches. This second annual patriotic event hopes to have one million beachgoers saluting our Armed Forces as part of an effort to produce a video tribute to our Armed Forces everywhere.

The salute begins at the North Carolina line at 1 p.m., Monday, July 4, and will cover the whole coast in just 20 minutes. Participate by waving flags or creating a display big enough to see from the air as four F-16 fighter jets, flown by members of the 77th Fighter Squadron from Shaw Air Force Base, fly over the entire coastline of South Carolina.

Tasting History and Health with Wine

The first Bacchus Festival at Hyman Vineyards is scheduled for October 8 and 9, 2010, offering music, food, crafts, and tastings of handcrafted muscadine wine in a celebration of viticulture. Visitors can learn about the art of wine blending and see a winemaking demo. The adventurous can do some grape stomping and enter the Lucy-Look-Alike contest.

Our recent research visit to Hyman Vineyards turned out to be a lot of interesting tasting along with some education. It was before lunch, but we persevered! Greg Hyman’s vineyards, tasting room, country store, and vineyard homesites will soon be discovered by groups thirsty for a look at the land as well as the wine production.

Just five miles out of downtown Conway, Greg’s refurbished tobacco barn is the site of a good bit of history. He’s an exceptional and knowledgeable speaker on South Carolina agriculture and its changes over the years.

Also, his research begun 12 years ago with partner Dr. Bob Bibb has produced extensive information on the health effects of the grape — the muscadine — called the super fruit. Wow! Who knew? One of only two muscadine estate vineyards in South Carolina, this visit also delivers the perfect view of grape growing and the bottled product of these vines.

The wine can be purchased in Boulineau’ s in Cherry Grove or in 25 different Piggy Wiggly stores. The experience can only be found in the vineyard itself with tours and tastings offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12 Noon until 6 pm. Tasting is $5 per person and includes a souvenir glass. Tours are $5 per person with a group of five. Let us know if you need help finding this spot or planning a group tour which could even include lunch and an educational program.

Taste the experience at Hyman Vineyards, whether you love learning about the farming and winemaking or to get a look at typical South Carolina countryside just minutes from Myrtle Beach. Here’s a quick tour along with an introduction to Greg and his wife Rhonda with the new kittens who decided to live here:

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Quaint Little Drinking Town with Fishing Problem

Little River Shrimp and Jazz Fest is an annual October event. Here’s a short documentary of a past festival.

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Pirates Plundering Tybee

Cayman Island pirates are set to reunite at Tybee Island Pirate Festival.  Pirate friends EJ Bodden of Grand Cayman and Sharon and Capt. Don May of Beaufort, SC, will enjoy three days of piratical fun at the Tybee Island Pirate Festival.  EJ, Sharon and Don have been pirates since the mid 80’s and look forward to this reunion to pillage and plunder Tybee Island.

The 6th Annual festival is October 8-10 featuring Eddie Money and Drivin’ N’ Cryin’. We love you, Eddie! Two Tickets please!!!

Here’s the schedule if you want to have some swashbucklin’ fun too!