Myrtle Beach’s best entertainment bets for the weekend

December 31, 2013 

Ten Toes Up. Courtesy photos.

FRIDAY

Listen up hoops fans, you can see NCAA roundball up close and personal as Coach Cliff Ellis’ Coastal Carolina University men’s basketball squad has a rematch set against Central Connecticut on the hardwood at the HTC Center on Friday. The two teams squared off on Central Conn’s home court on Dec. 21, with CCU eking out a 65-62 victory. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15. The HTC Center is at 104 Founders Drive on CCU’s Conway campus, bounded by U.S. 501 and S.C. 544. Call 347-TIXX or visit www.goccusports.com.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Southern-fried stand-up comedian Tim Wilson, who incorporates original comedic songs, including material from his latest album “Caffeine, Wired, Nervous & Pale,” into his act, returns to Comedy Cabana for a two-night run, totaling four shows, on Friday and Saturday. Show times are 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $22 for preferred seating. Comedy Cabana is at 9588 N. Kings Highway in the Restaurant Row section of unincorporated Myrtle Beach. Call 449-4242 or visit www.comedycabana.com.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Playing off of The Band’s Martin Scorsese-directed “The Last Waltz” concert film, local rock act Ten Toes Up is going on indefinite hiatus in style, hosting a two-night blowout dubbed “The Last Stumble” on Friday and Saturday at Dead Dog Saloon. Friday night’s gig will include a number of musical guests performing with Ten Toes Up, and Saturday night’s gig will focus on material from the band’s albums “Trip on Troubles,” “Bridges & Breakdowns,” “Sleeping Lion” and “Live Volume 2.” The party gets started at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There is no cover charge. Dead Dog Saloon is at 4079 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Call 651-0664 or visit www.deaddogsaloon.com.

SATURDAY

The House of Blues’ Blues-A-Palooza concert series, focusing on talent from the Carolinas, is back and features singer-songwriter Stevie Woodward, a Myrtle Beach High School graduate and current college student who is home on winter break, performing Saturday on the Gator Bar Stage at HOB’s Crossroads restaurant. She lists her influences as Sheryl Crow, Tom Petty, Jonny Lang, Muddy Waters and Bob Seger. You can check out many of her original songs and covers on her YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/stevielwoodward. The show starts at 9 p.m. Saturday. There is no cover charge. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Help stimulate the local economy by donning your team’s gear and heading to your neighborhood sports bar as the NFL’s Wildcard round of the playoffs kicks off. The action gets started in the AFC as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Indianapolis Colts at 4:35 p.m. Saturday (NBC), followed by the NFC matchup pitting the New Orleans Saints vs. the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:10 p.m. Saturday (NBC). On Sunday, the AFC is up first again, with the San Diego Chargers facing the Cincinnati Bengals at 1:05 p.m. (CBS), followed by the NFC throwdown between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers at 4:40 p.m. (Fox). For more information, go to www.nfl.com.

Kent Kimes, Editor

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Kent Kimes, Editor

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