Calendar

July

Centre Stage: "Create @ Centre Stage" July 30, 2014

Enjoy some wine while artists from Vino and Van Gogh teach you how to paint your favorite Greenville scene. Proceeds support Centre Stage!

Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm
Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Tickets: $50 per person $75 per couple

Purchase tickets at centrestage.org
(864) 233-6733
kirsten.floyd@centrestage.org

Downtown Alive! "Reggie Sullivan Band" July 31, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


The Reggie Sullivan Band delivers a high energy show with rock to jazz influences and has become one of the most sought after bands in the Midlands of South Carolina. The upright bass may seem like an unusual lead for a band, but Reggie's inspired musicianship and melodic vocals will have you changing your mind, tapping your toe, and singing along before the next song. This seasoned 5 piece brings the heat of entertainers that have been touring for years and never disappoints. So pull up a seat and tap into the tunes!
www.facebook.com/TheReggieSullivanBand | Listen

 

Artist Tent


TBA

Reedy River Concerts: "Chasin the Blues" July 31, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.


Chasing the Blues (Blues)


Chasing the Blues is a groove and rock infused blues band from Greenville, SC. The band is made up of two members of Greenville’s own Side Alley Blues Band, a member of Chocolate Thunder’s band and the Soul Connection, as well as master guitarist and friend who’s played in classic rock and, lately blues bands all his life. These characters’ names would be Jimmy Stenhouse on guitar, Scott Illderton on drums, Kurt Young on guitar and vocals, and Leigh Stenhouse on vocals and bass. Each offer a unique and different flavor to the melting pot of jam that they cook up each and every time they play. From down in delta blues to classic crock jams to groovy songs of nostalgia, Chasing the Blues does it all.

GLOW: "La Bohème (Puccini)" July 31-August 03, 2014

La Boheme (Puccini)


July 31 and August 7 at  7:30 pm
August 3  &  August 9 at 2:30pm

Enjoy the classic 1895 operatic  adaptation on Henri Murger’s 1851 novel La vie de Bohème by Giacomo Puccini.

In an attic apartment in the Latin Quarter of Paris, a group of young artists are living together in poverty. Their neighbor, the poor and ailing seamstress Mimi, introduces herself to the poet Rodolfo and they fall in love. Later that Christmas Eve at the Café Momus, Rodolfo presents Mimi to his friends  Meanwhile, the singer Musetta abandons her elderly rich lover Alcindoro in order to join Marcello, the painter.  Time  passes and  Mimi moves in with Rodolfo.  They quarrel  because of his apparent jealousy, but in reality due to his inability to care for her  in her failing health.  They end their relationship.  Weeks later Musetta returns to Rodolfo’s attic apartment, bringing with her the dying Mimi.  They attempt to find medicine and comfort her, however, she dies despite their best efforts. The score has provided some of the most beloved arias and ensembles in the operatic repertoire, particularly the Rodolfo’s Che gelida manina, Mimi’s Mi chiamano Mimi, and Musetta’s Waltz, Quando me’n vo’.  Stage directed by Jenna Tamisiea.  Christian Elser conducts the GLOW Festival Orchestra.

The Gunter Theatre • Peace Center
300 S. Main St, Greenville, SC
Click here to purchase tickets
or call the Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or (800) 888-7768

Music by the Lake: "The Pies who Came in the Cold" July 31, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

July 31st

“The Spies Who Came in from the Cold”
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

The Film House: "12 Monkeys" July 31, 2014

12 Monkeys


In a future devastated by disease, a convict goes back in time for information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

1996   129min   Rated R   Terry Gillam

July 31
7:00pm.
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

All shows are $5 unless otherwise noted.

August

GLOW: "La Bohème (Puccini)" July 31-August 03, 2014

La Boheme (Puccini)


July 31 and August 7 at  7:30 pm
August 3  &  August 9 at 2:30pm

Enjoy the classic 1895 operatic  adaptation on Henri Murger’s 1851 novel La vie de Bohème by Giacomo Puccini.

In an attic apartment in the Latin Quarter of Paris, a group of young artists are living together in poverty. Their neighbor, the poor and ailing seamstress Mimi, introduces herself to the poet Rodolfo and they fall in love. Later that Christmas Eve at the Café Momus, Rodolfo presents Mimi to his friends  Meanwhile, the singer Musetta abandons her elderly rich lover Alcindoro in order to join Marcello, the painter.  Time  passes and  Mimi moves in with Rodolfo.  They quarrel  because of his apparent jealousy, but in reality due to his inability to care for her  in her failing health.  They end their relationship.  Weeks later Musetta returns to Rodolfo’s attic apartment, bringing with her the dying Mimi.  They attempt to find medicine and comfort her, however, she dies despite their best efforts. The score has provided some of the most beloved arias and ensembles in the operatic repertoire, particularly the Rodolfo’s Che gelida manina, Mimi’s Mi chiamano Mimi, and Musetta’s Waltz, Quando me’n vo’.  Stage directed by Jenna Tamisiea.  Christian Elser conducts the GLOW Festival Orchestra.

The Gunter Theatre • Peace Center
300 S. Main St, Greenville, SC
Click here to purchase tickets
or call the Peace Center Box Office at (864) 467-3000 or (800) 888-7768

Main Street Fridays: "Bad Popes" August 01, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Based out of Greenville, SC, The Bad Popes are a five-piece ensemble consisting of Jef Chandler (guitar, vocals), Charles Hedgepath (guitar, vocals), Chris Garrett (bass), Mike Bagwell (pedal steel, vocals), and Joe Cash (drums). All veterans of the South Carolina music scene, The Bad Popes have been playing as a unit since 2002, with Joe Cash coming on board in 2010. Adept in many different styles of music that fall under the umbrella term Americana, the band plays everything from western swing in the manner of Bob Wills to rock in the spirit of the Allman Brothers to straight up country material like Hank Williams, Sr. Featuring original material as well as select covers, The Bad Popes released their eponymous debut CD in 2009, followed by their second CD Town and Country in 2012. Town and Country was voted by listeners of popular Americana station WNCW as one of the top 100 albums of 2012. The band is currently working on their third CD and touring in the Carolinas.
www.badpopes.com | Listen

GLOW: "Rent (Larson)" August 01-09, 2014

Rent (Larson)


August 1, 2, 3, 6, 8 & 9 at 7:30pm
August 2 at 2:30pm

99 years after Puccini, Jonathan Larson re-adapted the Murger novel for the American Musical Theatre, creating the Broadway smash Rent.  Based  on Murger’s novel and Puccini’s La BohèmeRenttells the story of a group of friends struggling with love, drugs and AIDS. Among the group are the narrator – nerdy filmmaker Mark; his former lover, Maureen; Maureen’s public interest lawyer lesbian lover Joanne; Mark’s roommate HIV+ former drug addict, Roger; Roger’s lover the HIV+ drug addicted exotic dancer, Mimi; their former roommate HIV+ computer genius Tom Collins; Collins’ HIV+ drag queen street musician lover Angel; and Benjamin Coffin III a former member of the group who, after marrying a wealthy woman, has since become their landlord and the opposite of the group’s Bohemian values. The second act is filled with tragedy as Angel dies and couples break up. But at the very end, when Mimi is about to die, Roger is able to sing one song that brings her back to life and leaves the audience with a sense of hope. GLOW’s production is complete with four piece rock band led by NYC based composer-in-residence, Karl Johnson.  Stage directed by Jenna Tamisiea.  Music directed by Christian Elser.

First Fridays Gallery Crawl August 01, 2014

Mission Statement:
To promote visual art awareness in our community and provide a venue for showcasing emerging and established artists that are represented in our professional galleries. To combine resources of gallery owners and artists to create beneficial exposure for both.

First Fridays Format:
The first Friday of each month Upstate South Carolina’s art galleries and venues are open from 6 pm to 9 pm year round offering local, regional, and national talents. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, wood works, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community.

www.firstfridaysonline.com Check monthly for updates to artists and gallery information.

GCMA: "Family Art Adventure" August 03, 2014

Aug 3, 2014

Sundays at 2: Family Art Adventure


2 pm - 3 pm

For more than 20 years, master weaver Nancy Basket has shared her basketry and storytelling. Join us at the GCMA as we explore Cherokee culture and heritage through traditional and contemporary weaving and stories.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

Downtown Alive! "Emily Lynch" August 07, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Emily Lynch is an artist and songwriter from South Carolina who is making a name for herself in the songwriting community of country music. She has written over 300 songs, performed in front of audiences across the southeast, and works full-time as a musician and songwriter. She is active in the Nashville and Atlanta songwriting communities, writing with veteran hit-makers such as Rob Crosby- Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum Kelly Archer (Jason Aldean) Shane McAnally-(Lee ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood) and Marcus Hummon (Dixie Chicks, Alabama) among many other songwriters and artists.
www.emilylynch.com | Listen

Artist Tent


TBA

Reedy River Concerts: "Mystic Vibrations" August 07, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.


Mystic Vibrations (Reggae)


The strong roots of Mystic Vibrations began in Little London, Westmoreland, Jamaica and brought to the US in 1992 by Ric Williams. Credited to their name are two self released studio albums (People Get Ready and Busy Street) and one live recording (Live In Finlay Park). A busy schedule keeps the band constantly on the road touring the eastern US from New York to Florida. The band is a four-piece rhythm section of exceptionally talented musicians; Andrew Whitaker (drums), Frank Mitchell (bass), Trescott James (keyboards and backing vocals) and Ric Williams (guitar and lead vocals). The band has established a large fan base that has steadily grown over the years. Their music speaks of love, unity, peace amongst all mankind, and the trials and tribulations of oppressed people. www.mystikmuzik.com

Music by the Lake: "Come Dance with Me" August 07, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


Lakeside Amphitheater, 7:30 pm
Leslie W. Hicken, director

Join the Lakeside Concert Band to celebrate the Sounds of Summer, Thursday evenings at twilight. Relax at our spacious amphitheater by the Furman University Lake and enjoy a cross-section of Big Band, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, Contemporary, Marches, and Orchestral favorites. The cost will also be music to your ears: FREE!  Are you a musician interested in joining the Lakeside Concert Band?  Complete the Lakeside Band Application to receive member information.

August 7th

“Come Dance with Me”
The Greenville Jazz Ensemble: John McClimon, director
(Not your Grandfather’s Big Band)

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

Main Street Fridays: "Mac Arnold..." August 08, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Mac Arnold was born in Ware Place South Carolina, one of 13 children born and raised on a sharecropper's farm. His musical journey began in the 1950's when he and his brother Leroy fashioned a guitar from a steel gas can, wood, nails, and screen wire. His early career included working with a young James Brown in the band, J. Floyd & the Shamrocks. Arnold moved to Chicago in 1965, where he worked with A.C. Reed prior to joining Muddy Waters' band in 1966. Arnold appears on the November 1966 live recording with Muddy released in 2009 as Muddy Waters - Authorized Bootleg. He formed the Soul Invaders in 1967, finding work backing up BB King, The Temptations, and others. His studio work in the 1960's includes playing bass on several notable blues albums, including Otis Spann's "The Blues Is Where It's At", and John Lee Hooker's "Live At Cafe Au Go Go". He performed in various session work after moving to California in the 1970's. Arnold's distinctive bass line can be heard on the theme for the TV show "Sanford and Son". His TV work also included a four year gig as part of the set band on "Soul Train". Mac's back at it with Plate Full O’ Blues.
www.macarnold.com | Listen

Warehouse Theatre: "Strange Snow" August 08-30, 2014

Strange Snow


Aug 8 - 10, 14 - 17, 21 - 24, 28 - 30

By Stephen Metcalfe
Directed by Chip Egan

Sponsored by Greenville Health System

David is a Vietnam vet covering his memories with alcohol. His sister, Martha, is a shy high school biology teacher yearning for connection. Their worlds are transformed by the arrival of Megs, David's Vietnam buddy, a brash and charming redneck with a need to fish for more than trout. As something deeper than friendship develops between Martha and Megs, David fights his demons and struggles with the past.

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/

GCMA: "Jazz in the Galleries" August 10, 2014

Aug 10, 2014

Sundays at 2: Jazz in the Galleries


2 pm - 3 pm

Explore the work of Jazz Age artists in the new exhibition Arlie Kuntz, Marsden Hartley and American Modernism, then relax to the smooth sounds of popular jazz duo Scotch & Soda.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e131&DateOfEvent=08/10/2014

Downtown Alive! "Retro Vertigo" August 14, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Partygoers find this explosive, high-energy cover-band irresistible when they start playing favorites from the 1980’s and more. RetroVertigo taps into its member's history of quality musicianship and showmanship to bring the most colorful music from the 80’s back to life.
www.retro-vertigo.com | Listen

Artist Tent


Blain Owens

Chris Bruner

Reedy River Concerts: "The Soulfeathers" August 14, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.


The Soulfeathers (Southern Rock)


Homegrown in South Carolina and raised in Clemson, The Soulfeathers offer a fresh new sound that echoes of decades past. Refusing to be boxed into a general genre, The Soulfeathers tap into the lush history of American music, and provide a purely organic energy that is timeless and yet boldly pioneering. With elements of roots, rock’n roll, blues, jazz, funk, and of course soul, The Soulfeathers purpose is to play music and have a good time. Check out their debut album “American Soul.” Follow The Soulfeathers on Facebook

Main Street Fridays: "Citizen Mojo" August 15, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Seasoned musical veterans combine to make soulful, creatively compelling interpretations of eclectic blues, funk, and soul---suffused with a rock 'n' roll sensibility. Original material fills out the always engaging...and danceable repertoire. High energy grooves; on-point musicianship; this Western North Carolina all-star cast promises a *FUNKY* good time for all! Club, festival, or private function.
www.reverbnation.com/citizenmojo | Listen

GCMA: "Gallery Talk with Judy Verhoeven" August 17, 2014

Aug 17, 2014

Sundays at 2: Gallery Talk: Judy Verhoeven


2 pm - 3 pm

Creating collages that reflect peace, tolerance, love, and gratitude, Greenville artist Judy Verhoeven will discuss her work, inspiration, and process in her exhibition at the GCMA.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e132&DateOfEvent=08/17/2014

Downtown Alive! "Swingin' Richards" August 21, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


The Swingin’ Richards (TSWR) are diamonds in the rough. They have a surprisingly BIG sound, despite their only tools being Hans and Rodney’s thundering guitars, dirty soul vocals provided by Hans and the unique drumming style of Don Gillmer. TSWR have a large catalog of music comprised of both covers and amazing originals, covering a wide range of genres and styles, so there is something for everyone. TSWR strive to not just be another cover band, putting their stylistic spin on each song. The audience gets the songs they know and love, done in a way they never thought possible. All of this makes TSWR one of the most talented, creative and entertaining band in Greenville and the upstate of South Carolina.
www.tswrband.com

Artist Tent


TBA

Reedy River Concerts: "The Bent Strings" August 21, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.


The Bent Strings


"This young group from Greenville, SC wows crowds with a unique blend of progressive folk rock, jazz, and americana. Influenced by groups such as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Acoustic Syndicate and The Strokes, The Bent Strings launch out where these groups leave off, offering audiences tight and energetic covers and fresh originals. Not afraid to experiment, these guys leverage their backgrounds in rock, folk and jazz to fuse and genre-bend to the delight of all who listen. With this group, there’s never a dull moment. It’s always “art-in-the-making” and “creativity-on-demand.” It’s always fresh, it’s always new – and the crowds always go away smiling." Follow The Bent Strings on Facebook

Main Street Fridays: "Eric Weiler" August 22, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Eric Weiler is a blues influenced guitarist /singer /songwriter who was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. Now an adopted son of Greenville, SC Eric has enjoyed tenure in the past 7 years playing with The Dirty Audibles, The Big Jar of Jamm, and now The Eric Weiler Group. September 7th 2013 marked the release of Eric's first solo album New Day. The album is a mixture of rock, catchy pop choruses, and memorable roots songs all sprinkled with a little bit of that blues guitar style he has become known for. Songs like "Home To Me" bring back a little of that 90's college rock vibe, "Falling For You" is a tip of the hat to a gentlemen we all know as Eric Clapton, "A Million Miles" takes you on a 3:00 am ride on an open highway and "Fade Away" will take you back to the old days while closing out with a touch of that southern gospel sound. The Eric Weiler Group includes many of the areas most talented musicians. Kebin Ahrens (The Jaywalkers/Honey and The Hotrods) is known throughout the area as a go to bass player when it comes time to laying down the grooves. Matt Morgan (Red Against Green/Smash The Radio) of Sit-N-Spin Studios really needs no introduction. Matt rounds out with the group on second guitar. Kevin Mavis drums/percussion, is an amazing in demand drummer here in the Upstate and also plays with Mountain Homes and The Frankness. In one minute The Eric Weiler Group can conjure up the vibe of B.B. King, morph the sound into a Clapton-esque vibe and then eerily summon the soul of Jimi Hendrix lighting up the stage every time. The band's repertoire includes unforgettable originals as well as pulling out their own style on some old numbers. If you dig the blues, if you dig the guitar, you’re going to love listening to the Eric Weiler Group!
ericweilermusic.com | Listen

GCMA: "Family Art Adventure" August 24, 2014

Aug 24, 2014

Sundays at 2: Family Art Adventure


2 pm - 3 pm

Discover the light and color of Impressionism with the stroke of a brush in this hands-on painting activity. Families can explore the exhibition Legacy of Impressionism before creating a masterpiece of their own. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e133&DateOfEvent=08/24/2014

 

Downtown Alive! "The Work" August 28, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


The Work is a funky, horn-driven, rock-n-soul band from Greenville, SC that keeps feet moving, faces smiling, and fans guessing what’s next. Drawing on influences from Curtis Mayfield to Miles Davis, with a micro-dose of the Grateful Dead in the mix, The Work’s material is upbeat and uplifting with a sound that picks up where 70’s funk and R&B left off. Originally performing weekly as an informal improv ensemble, The Work grew up fast and began writing memorable songs and melodies. With the guidance of acclaimed producer John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic, Indigo Girls) the sound of the band further matured with 2005's release "Bring Back The Good". Now veterans of the stage and popularly known for their live shows, The Work has been moving thousands of feet since 2001.
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Work

Artist Tent


TBA

Reedy River Concerts: "True Blues" August 28, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.


True Blues (Blues)


True Blues has become a Greenville and Upstate South Carolina mainstay since its inception in 1990. They started as a power trio with Joey Gunter on guitar and vocals, Pete Cash on bass, and Pete's brother Joe Cash on drums. In 2003, they added Bill Pappas from Athens, GA on keyboards and guitar. Members of the band write about half of the material they play, which ranges from straight-ahead blues, to rockin' Texas style blues, to jazzy blues, to songs that can be categorized only as original "True Blues". In addition, they cover songs by B. B. King, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and others. trueblues.homestead.com

Main Street Fridays: "Soul Intent" August 29, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Formed in 2011, Soul Intent is composed of five talented and dedicated musicians from Spartanburg, SC. It is a cover band that plays classic R&B, Funk and Rock. The band covers anything from Sly and the Family Stone to Mother’s Finest. Spartanburg’s Jazz in the Park is quoted as saying “Motown/Sly and the Family Stone cover band = Good Times” when it promoted the band for its show. The Band’s purpose is to bring a good time to any event with its high energy and commitment to bringing a professional sound to the stage. The musicians that form Soul Intent are seasoned and very talented; Jesse Madden on drums and vocals, Chuck Wilson on bass and vocals, Mark Kennedy on guitar, Bomar Jackson on keyboard and vocals and Erica Moore, vocalist.

McAlister Square: "Multicultural Fesitval!" August 30, 2014

JOIN US FOR THE 3rd ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL!



SATURDAY AUGUST 30, 2014
McALISTER SQUARE, GREENVILLE
3-8pm

The 3rd Annual Multicultural Festival in Greenville SC highlights the cultural diversity of our community through music, dance, art, storytelling and more. Everyone can enjoy great food from different cultures, information on our sponsors and organizations that promote cultural diversity, along with arts & crafts that represent various cultures.

VENDOR SPACE: $60.oo Vendor space now available for small or large businesses, nonprofit organizations and merchant sells including food! Each vendor space purchased includes table and 1 chair. Please contact us through link below if you are interested in vending at this awesome event. Display your culture FREE of charge! No fee for cultural displays!

ARTISTS: If you draw, paint, sculpt, etc. Please take advantage of our FREE set up space for artists! We only have 3 spaces left so contact Traci Fant asap if you are able to set up and display.

SPONSORSHIP: $40.oo Business or Patron Sponsorship includes company or individuals name/logo printed as sponsor on all print material including website and also displayed on banner day of event.

For more info please call Traci Fant 864-325-3592


 

 

September

Main Street Fridays: "Encore" September 05, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Since 1998, ENCORE, an eight-piece party band based in Greenville,SC, has specialized in playing for wedding receptions, corporate functions, outdoor festivals, and private affairs. Their energetic showmanship gets the crowd involved and fills the dance floor! From Dinner music to Beach Music, Disco, Dance, and Pop, Encore will provide musical entertainment that will guarantee your event or party will always be remembered.
www.encoreband.net/ | Listen

Collage Workshop with Judy Verhoeven September 05-07, 2014

Weekend Workshop with Artist Judy Verhoeven

Friday, September 5 - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, September 6 - 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, September 7 - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost is $139 and includes a box lunch on Saturday.


Join artist Judy Verhoeven as she leads this three-day workshop in collage making. Students will experiment with painting, drawing, tearing, and cutting images to compile into dynamic collages. Students will use a variety of recycled papers, including maps, books, sewing patterns, magazines, and photocopies. In addition, students will learn how to use acrylic paint to make unique textured paper. Color theory and composition will be emphasized throughout the class. 

Register for this workshop:  http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c11/e137&DateOfEvent=09/05/2014

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864.271.7570
www.gcma.org

Trailblazer Park: "The Shag Doctorz" September 06, 2014

The Shag Doctorz


We're having a Beach Music Party!!! Up for a little "Saturday Night at the Beach" music? Visit old memories and make some new ones as you enjoy sounds from days past and a few original songs created by one of South Carolina's most celebrated beach bands, The Shag Doctorz. Make plans now to bring your beach chair and the one you love to Trailblazer Park for an evening of shagging, fun and memories.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Centre Stage: "HANDS ON A HARDBODY" September 11-27, 2014

HANDS ON A HARDBODY


Who will you be cheering for?

Book by Doug Wright, Lyrics by Amanda Green, Music by Trey Anastasio & Amanda Green

Show Dates:
September 11, 2014 to September 27, 2014

Ten contestants compete for a new truck at a Texas dealership and the last person with their hand on it wins! The drama and antics that come with these characters make for one wild ride. Come see who wins this brand new truck in the hit Broadway musical Hands On A Hardbod

"You can hear the sound of America singing in Hands On A Hardbody" New York Times

"Broadway finally got itself an all-American musical in Hands On A Hardbody." Variety

http://www.centrestage.org/show/hands-hardbody

Main Street Fridays: "Wanda Johnson" September 12, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Wanda Johnson, a natural-born singer, began her professional musical career in South Carolina’s Upstate Region in 1995. Since that time, she has garnered national and international success. Known for her sultry voice and clever songwriting, Wanda has taken her music to many well-known festivals, including the Chicago Blues Festival (Illinois-USA), Poconos Blues Festival (Pennsylvania-USA), Cognac Blues Festival (France) and the Eutin Blues Fest (Germany). With many successful tours abroad, including Italy, China, Poland, Germany, and France, Wanda has particularly become well known for wielding an uncanny ability to intimately connect with her audiences.
www.reverbnation.com/wandajohnson | Listen

Trailblazer Park: "The Derrick Dorsey Band" September 13, 2014

The Shag Doctorz


We're having a Beach Music Party!!! Up for a little "Saturday Night at the Beach" music? Visit old memories and make some new ones as you enjoy sounds from days past and a few original songs created by one of South Carolina's most celebrated beach bands, The Shag Doctorz. Make plans now to bring your beach chair and the one you love to Trailblazer Park for an evening of shagging, fun and memories.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Main Street Fridays: "Underteaux" September 19, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


UnderTeaux is rock band from Clemson, SC that plays a mixture of classic rock and blues based rock that is appealing to both and younger and more seasoned listeners. Rather than focusing on the most common hits, UT plays an eclectic mix of songs by the most popular acts of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90’s. Influences include Allman Brothers, Cream, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, REM, Pearl Jam, and Stone Temple Pilots. The band is centered around guitarist/vocalist Walt Ligon’s Louisiana blues style, including a number of original tunes in the band calls “Swamp Rock” style. This is augmented with the solid bass of Radar Martin and guitar stylings of Sam Ingram, both SC natives. Finally, Andrew “Dr.D” Duchowski’s drumming ties the band together. UnderTeaux was formed in summer 2012 but the members of UT have been playing together since 2005 as part of the blues band The Hoodoo Hounds. They have performed together about 100 times across the upstate in clubs, at festivals, and charity events. Notable events include Greenville’s Reedy River Concert and Friday Night Live Series, blues festivals in Greenwood, SC and Clemson, SC and the SC Botanical Garden Concert Series.
www.facebook.com/underteaux | Listen

GLT: "Legally Blonde the Musical" September 19-October 04, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "Legally Blonde the Musical"


An upstate premiere of the Broadway hit! Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self discovery. Based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde stays true to form with a peppy score and a playful book.

September 19 - October 4

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Trailblazer Park: "Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues September 20, 2014

Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues


Mac Arnold must have known at an early age that his music career would read like a “Who’s who” of Blues/R&B Legends. His high school band “J Floyd & The Shamrocks” were often joined by none other than Macon, Georgia native, James Brown on piano. In late 1966, at age 24, Mac joined the Muddy Waters Band and the rest is history. In this highly-anticipated performance, Mac and will serve up a mess of Blues with his own band, “Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues”. The band consists Austin Brashier on guitar and vocals, Max Hightower on keyboards, harmonica, guitar, bass, and vocals, Tez Sherard on drums and vocals, and Mac Arnold on vocals, bass and Gas Can Guitars.

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

GSO: "Miracle and Grandeur" September 20-21, 2014

Miracle and Grandeur


Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Elena Urioste, violin

Tickets: $16-$57

Elgar: Violin Concerto, Op. 61, B minor

Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, Op. 78, C minor (Organ Symphony)

We open our 67th season with a triumphal sound of the majestic Organ Symphony of Camille Saint-Saens followed by the Greenville premiere of Elgar's enchanting, ultra-romantic Violin Concerto performed by the young and charming virtuoso, Elena Urioste.

New subscribers can save 50% to the GSO's 6-concert Masterworks Series, including Miracle and Granduer; click here for season ticket information to the GSO's 2014-2015 season!

http://www.greenvillesymphony.org/concerts/view_event.aspx?event_id=163

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, September 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Paul Hyde will lead a Pre-Concert Talk one hour prior to the Saturday and Sunday performances backstage in the rehearsal room of the Peace Center Concert Hall. These talks are free of charge and last approximately 45 minutes. Pre-Concert Talks give interesting insights to the program and composers to enhance your concert experience. Come join us!

Peace Center: "Once" September 23-28, 2014

ONCE


Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award for "Best Musical Theatre Album," ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go.

September 23 - 28, 2014

OnceMusical.com

www.peacecenter.org(864) 467-3000

Main Street Fridays: "Wine Down September 26, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.


Music


WINE DOWN is a four piece band based in Greenville, South Carolina, playing Blues/Rock/R&B/Soul/Jazz. They perform unique versions of covers from artists like: Joss Stone, Adele, Jonny Lang, Bonnie Raitt, Eva Cassidy, Susan Tedeschi, Etta James, John Mayer, even Carrie Underwood and Amy Winehouse, as well as some Classic 80's Rock. Plus original Blues based songs.
www.reverbnation.com/winedown | Listen

Trailblazer Park: "Piedmont Boys" September 27, 2014

Piedmont Boys


Join us for a evening of "Southern American Blue Collar Music" from The Piedmont Boys. Originating in Greenville SC in 2007 the boys have been touring extensively ever since and building a loyal underground fan base across the country. With three studio albums and another in the works these guys are the definition of American Original, staying true to the outlaw movement. Influenced by Hank, Cash, Waylon, Haggard, Coe and gritty southern rock with a hint of bluegrass The Piedmont Boys have put together a sound unique and distinctive.  They are currently planning an international tour for the summer of 2014 which includes the Amphitheater at Trailblazer Park so plan to come and have some fun. Giddy Up!

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

October

GLT: "Legally Blonde the Musical" September 19-October 04, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "Legally Blonde the Musical"


An upstate premiere of the Broadway hit! Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self discovery. Based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde stays true to form with a peppy score and a playful book.

September 19 - October 4

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Henderson: Art on Main Festival October 04-05, 2014

Art on Main Fine Art/Fine Craft Festival


The 55th annual Art on Main festival will be held October 4-5, 2014 from 10-5 pm both days on Historic Main Street in Henderson, NC

Go to acofhc.org Home Page for more information.

Warehouse Theatre: "Evil Dead the Musical" October 10-November 01, 2014

Evil Dead the Musical


Oct 10 - 11, 16 - 18, 23 - 25, 30 - 31, Nov 1

Nominee: Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical

By George Reinblatt

Sponsored by Susan and Steven Bichel

Blood. Limbs. Evil demons from hell. Just a day in the life of Ash, a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero. It’s up to Ash and his trusty chainsaw to save the day when five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and are transformed into brain-hungry zombies. Blood splatters and brains fly in Evil Dead, The Musical!

Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/evil-dead-the-musical

Greenville Chorale: "Peace and Hope" October 18, 2014

"PEACE AND HOPE"


Saturday, October 18, 2014 | 8:00 PM

Peace Center Concert Hall

Joined by Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Bingham Vick, Jr., conducting

 Johannes Brahms - Nänie ("Even the beautiful must die....")

 Dan Forrest - Requiem for the Living

 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem

 Gustav Mahler - Finale from Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"

http://www.greenvillechorale.com/concerts.html

GLT: "Steel Magnolias" October 30-November 15, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "Steel Magnolias"


It's the hilarious and poignant story of the ladies who frequent Truvy's beauty salon in a small southern town. You'll laugh and cry with these strong, funny, and wise women in this American classic.

October 30 - November 15

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Centre Stage: "A Flea in Her Ear" October 30-November 15, 2014

A FLEA IN HER EAR


I think it's her nerves. Well, hose her down with some seltzer!

by: Georges Feydeau, Adapted by David Ives

Show Dates:
October 30, 2014 to November 15, 2014

An inquiring wife, an eager friend, and a trick to uncover an affair that leads to a hotel called THE FRISKY PUSS will have you falling out of your seat in laughter. Frequently called the greatest farce ever written, A Flea In Her Ear promises to be a hilarious performance for all.

"...[a] crisp, delightfully ridiculous translation..." Time Out Chicago

"...a hilarious evening of classic comedy." Chicago Critic

"Ives' adaptation maintains the original's dazzling plot while communicating Feydeau's playful use of language to an American audience." Backstage

http://www.centrestage.org/show/flea-her-ear

November

GLT: "Steel Magnolias" October 30-November 15, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "Steel Magnolias"


It's the hilarious and poignant story of the ladies who frequent Truvy's beauty salon in a small southern town. You'll laugh and cry with these strong, funny, and wise women in this American classic.

October 30 - November 15

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Centre Stage: "A Flea in Her Ear" October 30-November 15, 2014

A FLEA IN HER EAR


I think it's her nerves. Well, hose her down with some seltzer!

by: Georges Feydeau, Adapted by David Ives

Show Dates:
October 30, 2014 to November 15, 2014

An inquiring wife, an eager friend, and a trick to uncover an affair that leads to a hotel called THE FRISKY PUSS will have you falling out of your seat in laughter. Frequently called the greatest farce ever written, A Flea In Her Ear promises to be a hilarious performance for all.

"...[a] crisp, delightfully ridiculous translation..." Time Out Chicago

"...a hilarious evening of classic comedy." Chicago Critic

"Ives' adaptation maintains the original's dazzling plot while communicating Feydeau's playful use of language to an American audience." Backstage

http://www.centrestage.org/show/flea-her-ear

GSO: "Tchaikovsky's Swan Song" November 01-02, 2014

Tchaikovsky's Swan Song


Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Vadym Kholodenko, piano

Tickets: $16-$57

Grieg: Piano Concerto, Op. 16, A minor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Op. 74, B minor (Pathetique)

Vadym Kholodenko is back!  The 2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist returns to Greenville to shine in Grieg's Piano Concerto.  Next, the greatest, most dramatic and powerful symphony ever written, Tchaikovsky's No. 6, became the composer's "swan song" and is the signature piece in the repertoire of Edvard Tchivzhel that is connected in many ways to the Maestro's personal life experience.

New subscribers can save 50% to the GSO's 6-concert Masterworks Series, including Tchaikovsky's Swan Song; click here for season ticket information to the GSO's 2014-2015 season!

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Paul Hyde will lead a Pre-Concert Talk one hour prior to the Saturday and Sunday performances backstage in the rehearsal room of the Peace Center Concert Hall.  These talks are free of charge and last approximately 45 minutes.  Pre-Concert Talks give interesting insights to the program and composers to enhance your concert experience.  Come join us!

http://www.greenvillesymphony.org/concerts/view_event.aspx?event_id=164

Greenville Open Studios 2014 November 06-08, 2014

Greenville Open Studios!


Greenville Open Studios is a weekend event which opens the studios of local visual artists to the public. The event is held annually on the first weekend in November, and showcases artists at work in their studios. Now entering its 13th year, Greenville Open Studios began as an idea cast about during a casual conversation between a small group of artists several years ago; they discussed doing something to raise awareness in the greater community of the tremendous creative energy in the area. The idea has evolved into a full-fledged annual event.

The 2014 self-guided tour features 130 artists and their studios. Studio locations vary throughout a 15-mile radius of downtown Greenville with Easley, Greer, Travelers Rest and Dacusville included. Open Studios catalogues can be found at all the studios as well as here at MAC.

November 7th and 8th, 2014

http://www.greenvillearts.com/art-scene/open-studios/

Peace Center: "The Book of Mormon" November 11-16, 2014

The Book of Mormon


The New York Times calls it "The best musical of this century." The Washington post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: The funniest musical of all time." Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it "A crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." It's the Book of Mormon the nine-time Tony Award winning best musical from the creators of South Park. Contains explicit language. For more information, visit...bookofmormonthemusical.com

November 11 - 16, 2014

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

December

Centre Stage: "Holiday Classic Radio Shows" December 04-20, 2014

HOLIDAY CLASSIC RADIO SHOWS


Christmas Carol or It's A Wonderful life - why choose?

by: Charles Dickens & Joe Landry

Show Dates:
December 4, 2014 to December 20, 2014

Our radio shows have been extremely successful with audiences of all ages. Come and be entertained while you watch the talented cast perform these live radio shows while also creating all of the sound effects as you would have heard them back in 1940. These shows will run in reperatory during the holiday season.

It's A Wonderful Life is a beloved American holiday classic telling the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. With the help of all of his friends, he finds the true meaning of Christmas.

A Christmas Carol is the classic tale of what comes to those whose hearts are hard. In a series of ghostly visits, Scrooge visits his happy past, sees the difficulties of the present, views a bleak futre, and in the end - well you know the end.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/holiday-classic-radio-shows

GLT: "A Christmas Story" December 12-21, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "A Christmas Story"


"You'll shoot your eye out kid!" The beloved Christmas movie comes to life in this delightful stgae adaptation which fetures Ralphie's quest for that Red Ryder BB gun. We "triple-dog-dare-you" to join us for this Christmas classic!

December 12 - 21

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Greenville Chorale: "Christmas with the Chorale" December 12, 2014

"CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHORALE"


Friday, December 12, 2014 | 7:30 PM

McAlister Auditorium, Furman University
Collaboration with Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra
Bingham Vick, Jr. & Thomas Joiner, conducting

OPEN SEATING

The Greenville Chorale unites with The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra to perform joyous holiday music, from Gloria to Nutcracker to “Most Wonderful Time of Year”. The audience will be treated to many favorite sounds of Christmas cheer. The Greenville Chorale is proud to partner with Harvest Hope during this holiday season. Please bring your non‐perishable food items to the concert to support those less fortunate.

Warehouse Theatre: "A Streetcar Named Desire" December 19-January 10, 2014

A Streetcar Named Desire


Dec 19 - 21, 26 - 28, Jan 2 - 4, 8 - 10

Pulitzer Prize for Drama
By Tennessee Williams

Sponsored by Wyche, P.A. and Elliott Davis, LLC

Post WW2 New Orleans: booming, hot and dangerous: the perfect setting for Tennessee William’s beloved classic, A Streetcar Named Desire. Blanche DuBois, an aging southern belle in fading silk gloves, arrives to stay with her sister, Stella, in the steamy French Quarter. She instantly clashes with Stella’s brash and violent husband, Stanley. When the veil of pretense falls, truth is revealed, and Stella must fight to stay alive.

Warehouse Theatre37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/a-streetcar-named-desire

Peace Center: "Beauty and the Beast" December 23-28, 2014

Beauty and the Beast: The Smash Hit Broadway Musical


Disney's Beauty and the Beast the smash hit broadway musical, is coming to Greenville! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35-million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Peace Center!

December 23 -28, 2014

beautyandthebeastontour.com

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

January

Warehouse Theatre: "A Streetcar Named Desire" December 19-January 10, 2014

A Streetcar Named Desire


Dec 19 - 21, 26 - 28, Jan 2 - 4, 8 - 10

Pulitzer Prize for Drama
By Tennessee Williams

Sponsored by Wyche, P.A. and Elliott Davis, LLC

Post WW2 New Orleans: booming, hot and dangerous: the perfect setting for Tennessee William’s beloved classic, A Streetcar Named Desire. Blanche DuBois, an aging southern belle in fading silk gloves, arrives to stay with her sister, Stella, in the steamy French Quarter. She instantly clashes with Stella’s brash and violent husband, Stanley. When the veil of pretense falls, truth is revealed, and Stella must fight to stay alive.

Warehouse Theatre37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/a-streetcar-named-desire

Centre Stage: "Rock 'N Roll" January 22-February 14, 2015

ROCK 'N ROLL


The best ROCK show in Greenville!

Show Dates:
January 22, 2015 to February 14, 2015

Who knew these classics could get even better? You'll be sure to get up and dance by the end of the night to the tune of these classic hits. This original concert at Centre Stage showcases the best talent in the Upstate - you'd think they were the originals. These shows sell out fast so don't delay in ordering your tickets.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/rock-n-roll

GSO: "The Youth Titans" January 22-25, 2015

The Youth Titans


Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Tickets: $16-$57

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1, Op. 10, F minor
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1, Op. 13, D minor

Dmitri Shostakovich was nineteen years old when he composed his whimsical "Mahlerian" First Symphony to graduate from the Leningrad Conservatorium and Sergei Rachmaninoff was twenty-four years old when he composed his First Symphony which proved to be an amazing stroke of young genius.  Welcome to the great discovery!

New subscribers can save 50% to the GSO's 6-concert Masterworks Series, including The Youth of Titans; click here for season ticket information to the GSO's 2014-2015 season!

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Paul Hyde will lead a Pre-Concert Talk one hour prior to the Saturday and Sunday performances backstage in the rehearsal room of the Peace Center Concert Hall.  These talks are free of charge and last approximately 45 minutes.  Pre-Concert Talks give interesting insights to the program and composers to enhance your concert experience.  Come join us!

http://www.greenvillesymphony.org/concerts/view_event.aspx?event_id=165

Peace Center: "WICKED" January 28, 2015

WICKED


Back by "popular" demand. Variety calls WICKED "a cultural phenomenon," and it continues to break box office records across North America. Winner of more than 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" (The New York Times)

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, tow girls meet in the land of Oz. One--born with emerald green skin--is smart, fiery, and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of teh West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete--and completely satisfying--musical in a long time" (USA Today).

January 28 - February 15, 2015
WickedTheMusical.com

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

February

Centre Stage: "Rock 'N Roll" January 22-February 14, 2015

ROCK 'N ROLL


The best ROCK show in Greenville!

Show Dates:
January 22, 2015 to February 14, 2015

Who knew these classics could get even better? You'll be sure to get up and dance by the end of the night to the tune of these classic hits. This original concert at Centre Stage showcases the best talent in the Upstate - you'd think they were the originals. These shows sell out fast so don't delay in ordering your tickets.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/rock-n-roll

Warehouse Theatre: "Whipping Man" February 20-March 07, 2015

The Whipping Man


Feb 20 - 21, 26 - 28, Mar 5 - 7

Winner: Outer Critics Circle Award, John Gassner Award Nominee: Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best New Play

By Matthew Lopez
Sponsored by Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. and Claire & Joe Blake

It is the end of the Civil War. Ravaged and torn, Southeast America is desolate after years of bitter conflict. Caleb DeLeon, a badly wounded Jewish Confederate soldier, returns to his battle-scarred home to find his former slaves, Simon and John. It is Passover and as the men struggle to find stability in the detritus of the bloody war and renegotiate their positions in the new world, race, faith, and history collide and more than their lives are at stake.

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/the-whipping-man

Greenville Chorale: "Sacred Music for a Sacred Place" February 22, 2015

"SACRED MUSIC FOR A SACRED PLACE"


Sunday, February 22, 2015 | 3:00 PM

St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Chamber Ensemble 18th

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the New Sanctuary

Bingham Vick, Jr., conductor

OPEN SEATING

The Chamber Ensemble 18thAnnual Winter Concert will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the new sanctuary at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral with a program that can only be described as divinely inspired. The program will feature choral chamber music by Bruckner, Duruflé, Hassler, Tallis, Stanford, Miskinis, Fleming, Orbán, Arlen Clarke, Paul Mealor, John Tavener, and Greek sacred selections.

http://www.greenvillechorale.com/concerts.html

March

Warehouse Theatre: "Whipping Man" February 20-March 07, 2015

The Whipping Man


Feb 20 - 21, 26 - 28, Mar 5 - 7

Winner: Outer Critics Circle Award, John Gassner Award Nominee: Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best New Play

By Matthew Lopez
Sponsored by Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. and Claire & Joe Blake

It is the end of the Civil War. Ravaged and torn, Southeast America is desolate after years of bitter conflict. Caleb DeLeon, a badly wounded Jewish Confederate soldier, returns to his battle-scarred home to find his former slaves, Simon and John. It is Passover and as the men struggle to find stability in the detritus of the bloody war and renegotiate their positions in the new world, race, faith, and history collide and more than their lives are at stake.

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/the-whipping-man

Peace Center: "PIPPIN" March 17-22, 2015

PIPPIN


Join us...for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared "Astonishing! A PIPPIN for the 21st Century." The 2013 Tony Award winner for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL is back for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. With ableoved score by Tony nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTS (Godspell, Wicked), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find the meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory?

March 17 - 22, 2015

Pippin the Musical.com

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

April

Centre Stage: "Monty Python's Spamalot" April 02-26, 2015

SPAMALOT


A NEW MUSICAL lovingly ripped off from the motion picture.

by: Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle, Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle

Show Dates:
April 2, 2015 to April 26, 2015

Monty Python stalwart Eric Idle and composer John Du Prez adapt the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail into a musical featuring the Knights Who Say Ni, killer rabbits, accused witches and other Python touches. Spamalot adds swipes at Vegas glitz and Broadway conventions to the film's anarchic spirit.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/spamalot

Warehouse Theatre: "Richard III" April 17-May 02, 2015

Richard III


Apr 17 - 19, 23 - 26, 30, May 1 - 2

By William Shakespeare
Sponsored by Tom and Debra Strange

Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York. The War of the Roses is over. York wins and England finally enjoys peace under King Edward IV. When the King’s younger brother, the tyrannical and disfigured Richard, set his sights on crown and country, the people are thrust into chaos in this original game of thrones. This timeless exploration of power examines the disastrous consequences of a thirst for revenge overwhelming the needs of the people. With England herself at stake, can the country weather another war?

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta StreetGreenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/richard-iii

Greenville Chorale: "Music's Power" April 26, 2015

"MUSIC'S POWER"


Sunday, April 26, 2015 | 3:00 PM

Sanctuary, First Baptist Church, Greenville

Bingham Vick, Jr., conductor

OPEN SEATING

Three distinct programmatic sections will celebrate music’s power to proclaim belief, to offer comfort, and to guide prayer.

"Power to Proclaim” music by Górecki, Bruckner, Lauridsen, Stroop;

"Power to Comfort" music by Sirett, Henson, Tavener;

"Power in Prayer" music by Parker, Wilberg, Forrest.

http://www.greenvillechorale.com/concerts.html

May

Warehouse Theatre: "Richard III" April 17-May 02, 2015

Richard III


Apr 17 - 19, 23 - 26, 30, May 1 - 2

By William Shakespeare
Sponsored by Tom and Debra Strange

Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York. The War of the Roses is over. York wins and England finally enjoys peace under King Edward IV. When the King’s younger brother, the tyrannical and disfigured Richard, set his sights on crown and country, the people are thrust into chaos in this original game of thrones. This timeless exploration of power examines the disastrous consequences of a thirst for revenge overwhelming the needs of the people. With England herself at stake, can the country weather another war?

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta StreetGreenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/richard-iii

Centre Stage: "A Time to Kill" May 28-June 13, 2015

A TIME TO KILL


Don't miss the suspense of this legal thriller!

by: John Grisham adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes

Show Dates:
May 28, 2015 to June 13, 2015

Based on the John Grisham novel, this play is a suspense-filled drama about a man fighting a legal battle in a racist system. After his little girl was attacked, he killed her assailants and is now being tried for the death penalty.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/time-kill

June

Centre Stage: "A Time to Kill" May 28-June 13, 2015

A TIME TO KILL


Don't miss the suspense of this legal thriller!

by: John Grisham adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes

Show Dates:
May 28, 2015 to June 13, 2015

Based on the John Grisham novel, this play is a suspense-filled drama about a man fighting a legal battle in a racist system. After his little girl was attacked, he killed her assailants and is now being tried for the death penalty.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/time-kill

Warehouse Theatre: "Boeing Boeing" June 05-27, 2015

Boeing Boeing


Jun 5 - 7, 11 - 14, 18 - 21, 25 - 27

Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
By Marc Camoletti
Directed by Anne Tromsness

Sponsored by Jackie and John Warner, Rogers Financial Group

The altitude and high jinks rise quickly in Marc Camoletti’s Tony Award-winning Boeing Boeing! This sexy, effervescent comedy centers on Bernard, a self-styled playboy and successful French architect. Life is good – with a flat in Paris and three gorgeous fiancées, all stewardesses, with no knowledge of each other. However, Bernard’s careful planning is turned upside down when an old school chum arrives and a new, speedier Boeing jet brings everyone together for the layover of a lifetime!

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta StreetGreenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/boeing-boeing

Previous Events

Reedy River Concerts: Chasing the Blues July 31, 2013

Chasing the Blues (Blues)

Chasing the Blues is a groove and rock infused blues band from Greenville, SC. The band is made up of two members of Greenville’s own Side Alley Blues Band, a member of Chocolate Thunder’s band and the Soul Connection, as well as master guitarist and friend who’s played in classic rock and, lately blues bands all his life. These characters’ names would be Jimmy Stenhouse on guitar, Scott Illderton on drums, Kurt Young on guitar and vocals, and Leigh Stenhouse on vocals and bass. Each offer a unique and different flavor to the melting pot of jam that they cook up each and every time they play. From down in delta blues to classic crock jams to groovy songs of nostalgia, Chasing the Blues does it all.

Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.

Downtown Alive: Reggie Sullivan Band August 01, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music:
The Reggie Sullivan Band delivers a high energy show with rock to jazz influences and has become one of the most sought after bands in the Midlands of South Carolina. The upright bass may seem like an unusual lead for a band, but Reggie's inspired musicianship and melodic vocals will have you changing your mind, tapping your toe, and singing along before the next song. This seasoned 5 piece brings the heat of entertainers that have been touring for years and never disappoints. So pull up a seat and tap into the tunes!
www.reverbnation.com/thereggiesullivanband

Artist:
Glow (Greenville Light Opera Works)

Rack-cards, a computer slide-show, free candy and costumed characters for their 2013 season.


T.L. Norris Gallery: Friday with Friends August 02, 2013

T.L. Norris Gallery: Friday with Friends
Friday, August 2 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Come by the gallery for our monthly meet up to enjoy an evening surrounded by beautiful art, art-loving people, and good food and beverages. Make it a date night or invite a few friends, and enjoy a laid-back atmosphere. It is also your last chance to view the amazing works of Renato Moncini, the First Artist of Space.

1 Wade Hampton Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29609
Phone: (864) 991-8645
Website: www.tlnorrisgallery.com
Email: info@tlnorrisgallery.com

Main Street Fridays: Robbie Ducey Band August 02, 2013

Main Street Fridays:
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

Robbie Ducey Band:
All artists are a direct product of their influences. Such is the case with guitarist,singer,songwriter Robbie Ducey.Growing up in the same hometown as the Godfather of Soul, it was only natural that Ducey was exposed to some of the heavyweights of the rhythm and blues and soul music scene of the 60's such as Otis Redding,Curtis Mayfield,Albert King, and of course James Brown. The 'British Invasion' of the late 60's and early 70's brought more influences such as Jimi Hendrix,Eric Clapton,Robin Trower, and Jeff Beck, all of which can be heard in Robbie's guitar style.
www.robbieducey.com/home.html

GLOW: the Pirates of Penzance August 07-11, 2013

Tickets to any single GLOW show can be purchased by calling the Centre Stage box office, Tuesday through Friday from 2pm to 5pm.

www.greenvilleopera.com

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Gilbert & Sullivan)
AUGUST 7, 8, 9, 10 at 8:00pm   •    AUGUST 10 & 11 at 2:00pm

Jenna Tamisiea, director
with the GLOW Lyric Orchestra, Christian Elser (conductor)
Sean Anderson as "The Pirate King"
Donata Cucinotta as "Mabel"
Brandon Snook as "Frederic"
& DeMar Neal as "Major General Stanley"

Free bonus cabaret:


LA HORA PERDIDA: SONGS FOR RENNO
by GLOW Lyric Theatre composer in residence, Karl Johson

August 9 & 16 following the performances of PIRATES and JCS respectively

Featuring GLOW's  Graham Apprentice Artist Program singers


 

Reedy River Concerts: Mystic Vibrations August 07, 2013

Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.

Mystic Vibrations (Reggae)
The strong roots of Mystic Vibrations began in Little London, Westmoreland, Jamaica and brought to the US in 1992 by Ric Williams. Credited to their name are two self released studio albums (People Get Ready and Busy Street) and one live recording (Live In Finlay Park). A busy schedule keeps the band constantly on the road touring the eastern US from New York to Florida. The band is a four-piece rhythm section of exceptionally talented musicians; Andrew Whitaker (drums), Frank Mitchell (bass), Trescott James (keyboards and backing vocals) and Ric Williams (guitar and lead vocals). The band has established a large fan base that has steadily grown over the years. Their music speaks of love, unity, peace amongst all mankind, and the trials and tribulations of oppressed people. www.mystikmuzik.com

Hampton III Gallery: Daniel Marinelli August 07-September 24, 2013

Daniel Marinelli
Paintings and Sculpture
August 8 - September 24

Opening: Thursday, August 8th from 7-9pm

Hampton III Gallery LTD
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd. Suite 10
Taylors, SC 29687
864-268-2771
www.hamptoniiigallery.com
sandy@hamtoniiigallery.com

Downtown Alive: A Brushfire Stankgrass August 08, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music:
A Brushfire Stankgrass performance is an expression of joy and musical exploration. The Saylor brothers began playing music at the age of three, and have been composing together for as long as they can remember. Their original compositions are playful, honest, and decorated by banjo and guitar textures spiced with digital and Moog analog effects and samples. Excitement is embodied by the powerful and jazz-influenced rhythm section. Their music is immediately accessible yet tough to compare or categorize. It is memorable and catchy, comfortable but adventurous, carefully composed yet full of improvisation. Brushfire looks forward to an exciting year ahead, with more festival stops and the release of their much anticipated second album.
www.stankgrass.com

Artist:
The Henderson Gallery
www.thehendersongallery.net

Main Street Fridays:Tobacco Road August 09, 2013

Main Street Fridays:
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

Tobacco Road:
Tobacco Road is a Boiling Springs,S.C. based band rockin' Country since 1989. Mixing a blend of Originals, Country and Rock N Roll, there's no telling what's coming next. Just sit back and chill or bring your dancin' shoes, we've got you covered.
tobaccoroad29316.com

GCAC: The Emperor's New Threads August 09-10, 2013

Greer Cultural Arts Council is proud to present …
The Emperor’s New Threads


 Written by Greenville playwright, Nancy Rechtman and composed by Sari Miller

All performances are free-thanks to our great sponsors!
Fri:7pm  Sat:2pm and 7pm

Performances are being held at the Cannon Centre
204 Cannon ST.  Greer, SC

Pickens County Museum: Exploring Watercolor August 10, 2013

Exploring Watercolor – The Next Step Workshop
With award-wining Instructor, Dale Cochran
Saturday, August 10 at the Pickens County Museum


The Pickens County Museum of Art & History invites you to join Dale Cochran for his “Exploring Watercolor – The Next Step” workshop on Saturday, August 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio. In this “next step” of his popular workshop “Exploring Watercolor”, Dale will demonstrate and guide you through the techniques of planning your compositions, mixing color and share his approach to using a layer­ing technique. This workshop is a day of painting and critique with one-on-one instruction, demonstration and class discussion. Returning students will benefit from Dale’s instruction approach of “meeting you where you are in your watercolor journey and taking the next step”. During the brown bag lunch hour, Dale will be doing a painting demon­stration.

Pre-Registration for this workshop is required. The workshop is open to student ages 16 and up and is limited to a Minimum of 5 and Maximum of 10 students on a first come, first serve basis. Tuition is only $85.00 ($75 for museum members). Lunch not included, so bring your own bag lunch. Make checks payable to the Pickens County Museum or student may use their charge card by calling museum. Tuition is not refundable after August 8. Dale’s detailed supply list will be furnished after pre-registration. This class will fill quickly so register today by calling the museum at (864) 898-5963.

Inspired by his father who moonlighted as a sign painter, Dale began his 28-year art career as an illustrator, penning and sketching cartoons, caricatures and line drawings for newspapers and other mediums. Although he received formal art training at Anderson College and Winthrop University, it was only after taking a class at the Anderson Arts Center that he found his true artistic calling: watercolor.

   “With watercolor, experience is fluid ... not just in the brush strokes themselves, but in the interpretation of feeling and experience, of emotion and connection,” says Dale.

Outside of painting commissioned portraits and exhibiting at galleries across the Southeast, Dale works as a creative director at Clemson University.

This class is part of the museum’s continuing effort to provide a variety of entertaining and educational programming for the community. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. For more information or to register for this class call the museum at (864) 898-5963.


Reedy River Concerts: The Soulfeathers August 14, 2013

Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to spend a warm summer night.

The Soulfeathers (Southern Rock)

Homegrown in South Carolina and raised in Clemson, The Soulfeathers offer a fresh new sound that echoes of decades past. Refusing to be boxed into a general genre, The Soulfeathers tap into the lush history of American music, and provide a purely organic energy that is timeless and yet boldly pioneering. With elements of roots, rock’n roll, blues, jazz, funk, and of course soul, The Soulfeathers purpose is to play music and have a good time. Check out their debut album “American Soul.” Follow The Soulfeathers on Facebook

GLOW: Jesus Christ Superstar August 15-18, 2013

Tickets to any single GLOW show can be purchased by calling the Centre Stage box office, Tuesday through Friday from 2pm to 5pm.

www.greenvilleopera.com

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Rice & Lloyd Webber)
AUGUST 15, 16, 17 at 8:00pm    •      AUGUST 17 & 18 at 2:00pm

Jenna Tamisiea, director
with the GLOW Lyric Electric Orchestra, Christian Elser (conductor)
Anderson Daniel as "Jesus"
Filipe Bombonato as "Judas"
Ashley Kerr as "Mary Magdalene"
and Will Ragland as "Pilate"

Free bonus cabaret:


LA HORA PERDIDA: SONGS FOR RENNO
by GLOW Lyric Theatre composer in residence, Karl Johson

August 9 & 16 following the performances of PIRATES and JCS respectively

Featuring GLOW's  Graham Apprentice Artist Program singers 

GLT: Shake, Rattle, & Roll August 15-18, 2013

Greenville Little Theatre
Shake, Rattle, & Roll: A Rockin' Tribute to the King
Starring Scott Bruce

4 Performances Only!
August 15 -18

Scott Bruce returns with his unbelievable Elvis tribute show! Due to popular demand Scot and the boys will be rockin' GLT once again! If you've seen them before, here's your chance to experience the magic agian. If you haven't seen Scot in concert before, prepare to be thrilled by his electrifying tribute to the King of Rock and Roll!

Downtown Alive: Retro Vertigo August 15-22, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music:
Partygoers find this explosive, high-energy cover-band irresistible when they start playing favorites from the 1980’s and more. RetroVertigo taps into its member's history of quality musicianship and showmanship to bring the most colorful music from the 80’s back to life.
www.retro-vertigo.com/

Artist:
Greenville Makers Group
3D printers, new media
www.greenvillemakens.com

Mauldin Cultural Center: West End String Band August 16, 2013

August 16  at 7:30pm

The West End String Band is an exciting new combination of musicians dedicated to playing and performing traditional bluegrass music with modern appeal. Charlie McDaniel, guitar and vocals, moved to the   upstate area about 20 years ago from Rutherford County, N.C.  After moving to Greenville, Charlie met his wife-  to-be Kathy. She grew up singing American traditional songs with her father in Northwestern Ohio. As a percussionist in high school, she won the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award for piano. After going to bluegrass jams and shows with Charlie, she decided to take up a new instrument. Her great timing and true love for the music made the bass a great choice for her. She anchors the group now with her rock solid timing and harmony    vocals. Jim, a Clemson graduate, hails from the DC area, and currently lives in Simpsonville, SC. His style, though steeped in traditional bluegrass, is versatile and creative. Jim’s voice will pull your heartstrings. Matt Purinton, of Six Mile, SC, adds his unique mandolin and deep rich baritone to the West End String Band sound.

www.reverbnation.com/westendstringband

 

Main Street Fridays: Rock and Roll Reunion August 16, 2013

Main Street Fridays:
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

Rock and Roll Reunion:
Enjoy yourself. Enjoy the memories. Now in its 15th year in 2009, Rock and Roll Reunion has performed at hundreds of events in Upstate South Carolina, western North Carolina and northeast Georgia. Rock and Roll Reunion is available for private parties, school and family reunions, wedding receptions, festivals and all other occasions where the best in classic rock, beach and blues will add to the enjoyment.
www.rockandrollreunion.com/

AGGG: Silent Auction August 20-September 07, 2013

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is now holding a silent auction to benefit the Small Works Show in October.

Stop by the Gallery at 200 N Main Street, Greenville, to bid on your favorite piece. The Auction ends September 7th.

Reedy River Concerts: The Bent Strings August 21, 2013

The Bent Strings
"This young group from Greenville, SC wows crowds with a unique blend of progressive folk rock, jazz, and americana. Influenced by groups such as Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Acoustic Syndicate and The Strokes, The Bent Strings launch out where these groups leave off, offering audiences tight and energetic covers and fresh originals. Not afraid to experiment, these guys leverage their backgrounds in rock, folk and jazz to fuse and genre-bend to the delight of all who listen. With this group, there’s never a dull moment. It’s always “art-in-the-making” and “creativity-on-demand.” It’s always fresh, it’s always new – and the crowds always go away smiling." Follow The Bent Strings on

Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to

Downtown Alive: Marcus King August 22, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music:
Marcus King began playing the guitar when he was two years old; growing up surrounded by three generations of guitar players, now at the age of 16, it’s Marcus who will be leading his band to a steady rise. The Marcus King Band brings together Rock, Funk, Blues, and Jazz into a perfect melodic blend. Their influences span from the Allman Brothers Band and The Meters to Miles Davis and B.B. King. The Marcus King Band is a quartet with Brendan Williamson on Organ/Keyboards, Anthony House on Bass, louis kirk on Drums/Vocals, and Marcus King on Guitar/Lead Vocals
www.reverbnation.com/marcuskingband

Artists:
Carolina Ballet Theatre

T-shirts, season brochures, past performances, other products to purchase
carolinaballet.org
Chicora Voices
Choir information, photos, videos, audition information for new singers.
www.chicoravoices.org

Phil Garrett Booksigning: "Inside Acrylics" August 22, 2013

Greenville artist Phil Garrett will be signing copies of his new instructional book, Inside Acrylics: Studio Secrets from Today's Top Artists

(F&W Media, hardcover, $29.99), at his launch party at Fiction Addiction on Thursday, August 22nd, from 4-6pm.

This event is free and open to the public and will include refreshments. The artists used as examples in the book are all South Carolina artists, including Jim Campbell, Glen Miller and Patti Brady, some of whom will also be attending this event.

An artist-to-artist guide to acrylics today.

Acrylics are an astoundingly versatile medium, as evidenced by the diversity of work emerging from studios around the country. This book takes you inside the studios and creative minds of nine of today's top acrylic artists as they share favorite techniques, distinctive approaches, and examples of their best work. Packed with expert advice, Inside Acrylics will help beginning and intermediate artists make the most of both traditional acrylics and their new, slow-drying cousins.

*Real-world advice from nine top acrylic artists, from the way they organize their palettes to tried and true strategies for painting in the studio, painting portraits, and painting outdoors.

*Eighteen step-by-step demonstrations of favorite techniques.

*How to use acrylic paints, gels and mediums to achieve the look of oil paints, innovations in mixed media, and effects not achievable with any other medium.

*Advice on everything from materials and color theory to varnishing and care of finished work.

Inside Acrylics contains years of hands-on experience to help up-and-coming artists make sense of all the options, save trial-and-error time, and explore the exciting possibilities of this most remarkable medium.

About the author:
Phil Garrett did his undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina and the Honolulu Academy, studying with the late Gabor Peterdi. He received his BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1974 and lived and worked in the Bay Area until 1979, when he returned to South Carolina where he presently resides. He founded King Snake Press in 1998 for the production and promotion of monotypes and has worked with numerous artists from the region and elsewhere.

His work, which includes works on paper and paintings, are in public collections including the South Carolina State Museum, State of Hawaii, Greenville County Museum, and corporate and private collections in the USA, Europe, and Japan. He is represented by Hodges Taylor Gallery in Charlotte, NC, and by If Art in Columbia, SC.

Phil has completed numerous artist residences and taught painting and printmaking in venues across the USA, including The Penland School of Craft. He joined the Golden Acrylic Working Artists Program in 1999 and has lectured and taught acrylic painting in the USA, Japan, and Belgium.

If you cannot make the signing, you can reserve a personalized copy of the book by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at info@fictionaddiction.com.

ABOUT FICTION ADDICTION - Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items.

Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5
Greenville, SC 29607
864-675-0540

Store Hours:
10am-6pm
Mon-Sat

info@fiction-addiction.com
http://www.fiction-addiction.com

Main Street Fridays: Craig Sorrells Project August 23, 2013



Main Street Fridays:
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

Craig Sorrells Project
The Craig Sorrells Project is a culmination of all of Craig's vast performing experiences that combines jazz, funk, reggae, soul, and traditional New Orleans second-line into one big steaming pot of musical gumbo! When asked how the band was formed Craig replied, " I remember hearing an interview with Miles Davis where he said he could only attribute his success to the musicians he surrounded himself with over the years, so I decided to get the absolute best players I know and make something happen." And make "Something" happen he did. The Craig Sorrells Project is a ensemble of the most proficient, and talented musicians around, and if Miles Davis was right then Craig has put himself in a position to be very successful.

Greg Sorrells on Facebook

Studio 220: Ric Standridge August 25-October 31, 2013

Hyatt Regency Greenville Features Greenville artist, Ric Standridge in the gallery at Studio 220

Original paintings by Ric Standridge featured on the gallery walls in beautiful Studio 220 in downtown Greenville.

Greenville, South Carolina, August 9, 2013 The shopping, dining, and entertainment hub on North Main and Beattie, NOMA Square is home to an event space called Studio 220 that the Hyatt uses to showcase the incredible talent that the Greenville art community boasts. Recently the walls were hung with the vibrant colors and lively paintings of Ric Standridge. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, he has left his mark in Upstate community as the founder of South Carolina Children's Theatre and as a recruiting director for the S.C. Governor's School for the Arts. Standridge owns and operates a studio and gallery in downtown Greenville. His paintings are sought by both private and corporate collectors.

Ric’s work in Studio 220 features paintings that are loaded with color and a zeal of expression.   The collection includes the piece, “All You Need Is Love” from the Beatle’s Love Show, a live painting demonstration that was the first of its kind. Two more recent paintings are from “ROCK,” a musical inspired tribute to some of the greatest Rock songs ever written. All will be on display through the fall.

There will be a reception on Sunday, August 25th from 3-6 p.m. where patrons can appreciate his unique style and meet Ric to hear about his inspirations. When local events such as charity luncheons, wedding receptions, and reunions are held in Studio 220, guests have the added benefit of enjoying the charm and sophistication the art brings to the space.

About JHM Hotels:  JHM Hotels, a premier lodging company, based in Greenville SC, has developed, acquired, owned, and operated hotels throughout the United States for 40 years. The company currently owns and operates 41 hotels with over 7000 guestrooms, located in the United States and India, operating under such well-known brands as Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton and Starwood. For more information, visit our web site at www.jhmhotels.com.

More information about Ric can be found on www.ricstandridge.com

Artistry: Closing Reception for "What About Bob?" August 27, 2013

Tuesday, August 27 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Artistry's Jennifer Lynne Ziemann has collaborated with her father, furniture maker Bob Ziemann in his debut show, creating beautifully painted Adirondack furniture!!

Special Guest Artist: Jackie Rosen Shapiro of "Another Roadside Altar"
and in their debut shows! Melinda Walker Dement and Liza LaCasse

12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Reedy River Concerts: True Blues August 28, 2013

Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic supper and sit back and enjoy a variety of musical concerts featuring jazz, country, patriotic, rock & roll, blues and reggae, from 7-9 pm, on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. This free, outdoor family event provides the perfect way to

True Blues (Blues)
True Blues has become a Greenville and Upstate South Carolina mainstay since its inception in 1990. They started as a power trio with Joey Gunter on guitar and vocals, Pete Cash on bass, and Pete's brother Joe Cash on drums. In 2003, they added Bill Pappas from Athens, GA on keyboards and guitar. Members of the band write about half of the material they play, which ranges from straight-ahead blues, to rockin' Texas style blues, to jazzy blues, to songs that can be categorized only as original "True Blues". In addition, they cover songs by B. B. King, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and others.

Downtown Alive: Last Band Standing August 29, 2013

This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks from March 21 to August 29, 2013, featuring local, regional and national entertainers with sounds including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands.
A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music:
Winners of the Last Band Standing Contest


Main Street Fridays: The Wire Dogs August 30, 2013

Main Street Fridays:
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

The Wire Dogs:
If you like music from the 50s, 60s and 70s then you've come to the right place. The Wiredogs believe that the best music ever came from the 50s and 60s and we enjoy playing this music for people to dance and reminisce.

Distracted Globe: Improv Shows August 30-31, 2013

It's time for the first Distracted improv of the season. You make suggestions, kick back, and let us do the work. The fun happens Friday and Saturday, August 30 & 31, 10:45pm at the Warehouse Theatre, following their production of Laughter on the 23rd Floor.

Tickets are only $5

The Players: Traysie Amick, Stephen Boatright, Rick Connor, Andy Croston, Heidi Fortune, Michele Labar, Joel Perkin, Anne Kelly Tromsness, and Jayce Tromsness

The Distracted Globe is a company of local actors dedicated to the serious work of comedy, performing at The Warehouse Theatre. We're committed to bringing affordable, accessible, high quality (and FUN!) theatre to Greenville audiences.

www.thedistractedglobe.com
E-mail: thedistractedglobe@gmail.com

SCCT: Annie September 06-22, 2013

Leapin' Lizards! Back by popular demand, Annie, Miss Hannigan, Daddy Warbucks and that loveable mutt Sandy take center stage in one of the most beloved musicals ever. With all of the unforgettable songs and characters, this timeless story is perfect for the whole family.

September 6-22, 2013
Peace Center Gunter Theatre

Main Street Fridays: Palmetto Swamp Congregation September 06, 2013



Main Street Fridays:
This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.

Palmetto Swamp Congregation
Palmetto Swamp Congregation is a band that consists of Donnie" El Don" Duncan on lead guitar, Freddie Wooten on drums, Pete Cash on bass and Wolfman Grant lead singer, rhythm guitar and blues harp player. The band pulls from all areas from blues to rock and roll and a bit of old time gospel thrown in. We want to make the people feel good about letting it all come out and to lose themselves in the sound of the music that comes from the past, future and deep in our hearts. People often say they feel like they have been moved by the music we create. so no matter what you like, you will find it with The Palmetto Swamp Congregation. Sometimes we have guest musicians fill in to keep it alive and on the edge. So our motto is you can dangle your feet in The Swamp or just jump right in. Either way you going to have a good time for all.

Indie Craft Parade! September 06-08, 2013

The Indie Craft Parade Returns!
September 6 - 8, 2013
Friday, Sept. 6 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday, Sept. 8 from 11 am to 5 pm.

Location: Huguenot Mill at the Peace Center: 101 W. Broad Street.

http://www.indiecraftparade.com/

The mission of the Indie Craft Parade  is to empower the creative community by cultivating a knowledge and respect of handcrafted goods while providing valuable resources to independent artists.

AGGG: Laura Buoxo September 06-October 03, 2013

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville announces Featured Artist, Laura Buxo
Opening Reception with the Artist, September 6, 6-9 pm

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is pleased to announce the September Featured Artist, Laura Buxo. An Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville member, Laura Buxo's one-woman show is titled “Daily Paintings.” You will find that Laura's paintings are both light hearted and energetic. Ms. Buxo stated, “producing a small painting every day gives me the opportunity to be creative with subject, color and style. Several of my small paintings have naturally inspired larger paintings.” Laura's daily paintings are 6"x 6" oil on panel.

Jim Gorman's "Off the Wall" Art Sale September 06-21, 2013

Jim Gorman’s “Off the Wall” art sale during First Fridays
All Jim Gorman’s original 2-dimensional work is on sale: acrylic paintings, multi-process mono-prints, watercolors and drawings, photography.

25–40% off original prices

Gorman Studios, 12A Lois Av. Just off Pendleton St
Village of West Greenville
864-373-4403

jimgormanart@icloud.com
www.jimgormanart.com


If you can’t make it, the sale will continue in two weeks:
Sept 20 noon-8pm
Sept 21 noon-5pm

First Fridays in the Village! September 06, 2013

A lot is happening during First Fridays in The Village!

Art
Musicians
Food
Beer and Wine

The galleries and most studios will be open including the new Clemson University Center for Visual Arts-Greenville.  Be sure to visit their exhibit Sourcing New Mentors: Clemson Art Alumnae Educating the Upstate featuring artists Marty Epp-Carter, Michael Marks, Zane Logan and Elizabeth Snipes.

The Asada food truck and Naked Pasta will both be serving amazing food!
Naked Pasta will be set up in their shop and outside selling hot food, beer and wine.

Wasted Wine will be performing next door to Naked Pasta and David Boles on the steel drum will be performing outside of the soon to be Mac Arnold's restaurant.

A great night to come out to The Village!

1200 block of Pendleton Street.

The Artistry: Harlan Lovestone September 06-30, 2013

THE ARTISTRY GALLERY & WORKSHOPS:

(Preview Opening Thursday 6-9) and open Friday 6-9, for First Fridays:

"Glory, Glory & Hallelujah"
September 5th - 30th, 2013

Triumphant new works by Harlan Lovestone

The Artistry Gallery
12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

ArtistryGallery@gmail.com
(864) 982-2087
Gallery Hours 1-5pm Fridays or by Appointment

T.L. Norris Gallery: Richard Baker September 06-14, 2013

Last chance to see Richard Baker’s Blue Ridge Bounty, A Landscape Show.
August 9 - September 14


The exhibit features a series of work created by Richard depicting landscape views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Richard Baker is a painter now based in Saluda, NC.  An entirely self-taught artist, most of Richard’s works are landscape paintings (acrylics, watercolors, but mainly oils), although he does paint the occasional portrait. He says his inspiration comes from places he’s seen. “I study a potential location over many months to pick the right light to capture it,” he says. “I use drawing, oil studies, and photographs…”

T.L. Norris Gallery is located at 1 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC, 29609. For more information, please visit www.tlnorrisgallery.com or call the gallery at (864) 991-8645.

Riverworks Gallery: Jane Nodine September 06-19, 2013

RIVERWORKS Gallery

Hours:
1-5 PM Wednesday - Sunday
Closed Monday and Tuesday


September 6, Artist’s Reception, 6-9 PM

Jane Nodine - Thermal Response
Jane Nodine’s encaustic paintings in Thermal Response ebb and flow through conventional descriptions of painting and relief sculpture just as the encaustic medium itself flows onto and across her surfaces. Nodine, in the tradition of ancient Egyptian mummy paintings, utilizes heat, beeswax, and contemporary technology to fossilize memories and traces of thoughts. Like amber, Thermal Response reverently preserves a single moment, image, thought.

Nodine both constructs and excavates as she composes. She often begins with metal pieces that over time and with moisture leave an iron oxide print or photogram on the initial surface. Then she layers beeswax laced with resin on top utilizing a torch to shape the flow. These layers can be carved, scratched and then topped with more layers of encaustic concluding with a final polish. The surfaces of Thermal Response remember their viscous beginnings and invite us to reverse the process and excavate the layers retracing the marks, the flow.

Thermal Response is a single exhibition on view in two Greenville Technical College locations, Riverworks Gallery in downtown Greenville and in the Visual and Performing Arts Department galleries on the Greer Campus. Jane Nodine will give a gallery talk at the Greer Campus on Thursday, September 19 at 4:30 p.m. The exhibition and gallery talk are free and open to the public.

Jane Allen Nodine is Assistant Chair of Fine Arts and Communication Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate and director of the Curtis R. Harley Gallery. Prior to joining the University, she owned and operated Jane Nodine Hardwear, a full-service jewelry design and manufacturing company. Nodine’s work is included in numerous collections including the Medical University of South Carolina, Equitable Life Assurance Society, Stadtsparkasse Bank-Germany, and the South Carolina State Art Collection. Jane's career spans several decades, and in 1999, she was selected by the South Carolina State Museum and the South Carolina Arts Commission as one of the One Hundred Most Significant Artists in South Carolina During the 20th Century.

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Greenville Technical College. The gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville.

Les Beaux Arts Gallery: Faye Jones September 06, 2013

First Fridays
Les Beaux Arts Gallery presents the paintings of artist, Faye Jones

September 6th from 6-9pm
Les Beaux Arts Gallery is located at 1239 Pendleton Street in the Village of West Greenville:

La Dolce Vita: Learn to Re-purpose old Furniture! September 09-14, 2013

Another Workshop at Artistry Workshops And Gallery, September 14th!

Please join Jennifer Lynne Ziemann for an Expanding Heart and Spirit workshop called 'La Dolce Vita'.  In this workshop you will learn how to recreate and re-purpose old furniture into beautiful pieces of art while exploring how to live a more full life of joy.  Registration Deadline is September 9th. Please see the attached flier and registration form.Maximum of 10 students per class so save your place!  Feel free to call 864-436-1875 or email peaceatlast.z@gmail.com for more information.

864-436-1875peaceatlast.z@gmail.com
http://www.theartistrygallery.com/jennifer-lynne-ziemann.html


La Dolce Vita Registration form2

Elizabeth Harper Stone Gallery: Abstract Invitational September 12-27, 2013

Presbyterian College
Elizabeth Harper Stone Gallery
Harper Center for the Arts

Abstract Invitational
A collection of abstract paintings and sculptures featuring artists from teh piedmont area of North and South Carolina:

Daniel Bare, Martyn Bouskila, Robert Levin, Christopher Rico,
Felicia van Bork, Linda Hudgins, Dale McIntire, Valerie Zimany

September 12th - November 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 5-7pm

Gallery Hours: 12-5 Wed-Sat, excluding holidays
864-833-8635
www.presby.edu/art

GLT: The Marvelous Wonderettes September 13-28, 2013

The Marvelous Wonderettes
A Hit Pop-Musical Revue

An upstate premier of the smash off-Broadway hit musical! The Wonderettes are 4 girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to such hit songs as "Rescue Me," "Leader of the Pack," "It's My Party," and many more.

September 13th - 28th

The Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Box Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10-5
Opens at 1PM for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon performances.

Main Street Fridays: Encore September 13, 2013

Main Street Fridays






This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.







Encore


Since 1998, ENCORE, an eight-piece party band based in Greenville, SC, has specialized in playing for wedding receptions, corporate functions, outdoor festivals, and private affairs. Their energetic showmanship gets the crowd involved and fills the dance floor! From Dinner music to Beach Music, Disco, Dance, and Pop, Encore will provide musical entertainment that will guarantee your event or party will always be remembered.
www.encoreband.net/



Centre Stage: Brian S. Kelley's Fine Art Photography September 13-November 18, 2013

Fine Art Photography By Brian S. Kelley
September 13 – November 18, 2013

Opening Reception: September 13th, 2013
6:30 - 9:00 at Centre Stage


501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00pm

MAC: Lagrone-Campbell-Flowers September 13-October 11, 2013

Lagrone-Campbell-Flowers
Stop by the MAC gallery at 16 Augusta to check out our most recent exhibit featuring paintings by Lisa Lagrone, ceramics by Sharon Campbell, and wood sculpture by Tom Flowers! Up through October 11th.
Gallery Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Artist Reception:
September 27th
6:30 - 9:30pm
Lisa Lagrone:
I enjoy watching colors dance together to create interesting backgrounds. In my painting process, I like that I will not know what the finished piece will be until the background is set.  It is then that I determine what the finished piece will be and I will use soft body acrylics to paint realistic elements to complete the painting. The Final painting can be so unexpected but always enjoyable to view.  I paint landscapes, florals and animals. My medium is fluid acrylics, soft body acrylics and inks on paper, board and canvas.

Sharon Campbell: For decades, I have worked with clay, beginning as a studio assistant at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Not surprisingly, after mixing hundreds of pounds of clay a week, I hoped I would never have to touch it again. However, things didn’t work out that way and I have taught ceramics, art history, and drawing at a number of schools and colleges. I am still astonished to find myself in Greenville, SC where I moved in the 1970s when a job came available. Since then I have continued to work with clay and, happily, learned to love its response and resistance. Each piece is a different mystery, a different journey, a different search. I really like mysteries and the potential for surprise (good or bad) in each work.

Tom Flowers: First of all I am an artist. I have a passion for life and nature, and I express it through my art. I paint and I sculpt. I observe as much as I can see, and I am always looking for things or visions that I can use effectively in my art work. I work on something visual every day; either sketching or painting a watercolor in my sketchbook, chipping away at a current sculpture project, or putting paint on canvas or paper. Life is always a learning experience for me.

AGGG: "Never Forget" by Lauren Hill September 17-27, 2013

"Never Forget"
A solo exhibition featuring the work of Lauren Hill

September 3 - September 27, 2013
Artist's Guild Gallery of Spartanburg
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Monday - Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 1pm to 5pm

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 19, 2013
6 to 8 pm

For more information, visit ChapmanCulturalCenter.org
or laurenhillstudio.com

Warehouse Theatre:The Tempest September 18-November 02, 2013

The Tempest

Oct. 18-20, 24-27, 31, Nov. 1-2

By: William Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s final play follows the journey of Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, as he is tossed between revenge and forgiveness. While his personal storm rages within, another storm wracks the sea - ultimately bringing together the forces of love, family, redemption, and

Center Stage: "Lend Me a Tenor" September 19-November 14, 2013

Lend Me a Tenor
By: Ken Ludwig

Set in 1934, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation is primed to appear for one night only as Otello. He arrives late and through a hilarious series of mishaps passes out and our protagonist, the mild mannered Max, must go on in Il Stupendo's stead. This madcap screwball comedy will leave you teary-eyed with laughter!

September 19th - November 14th 2013

501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
www.centrestage.org
information@centrestage.org
864-233-6733

Mauldin Cultural Center: Underhill Rose September 20, 2013

September 20 -  7:30pm

The incomparable harmony of their soaring, sultry vocals, prolific lyrics and unique fusion of Americana, bluegrass, R&B, and roots music makeup the “heartfelt country soul” Underhill Rose has become known for. The Asheville, N.C. based trio is led by Eleanor Underhill, an accomplished lyricist and banjo picker with an alluring, smoky voice and Molly Rose, the powerful songstress with a soaring vocal range and dazzling stage presence. The addition of bass player Salley Williamson produces an impressive third harmony to this lovely trinity. Their unmatched sound is captured on their self-titled, debut CD.

http://www.mauldinculturalcenter.org/underhill-rose/

Main Street Fridays: Earsight September 20, 2013

Main Street FridaysThis weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013;featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.




Earsight


In 2011, jazz guitarist Adam Knight set out to form a high-energy, organ-based funk/jazz project. With the help of some of the Upstate’s finest jazz musicians and a collective vision, Earsight was formed. Combining funk, straight-ahead jazz, soul, and New Orleans flavor, Earsight produces intoxicating, danceable grooves, reminiscent of bands like Soulive, Galactic, and Medeski, Martin and Wood. Earsight is Adam Knight (guitar), Will Sinclair (Hammond Organ), Tim Blackwell (drums), and Tom Wright (alto saxophone). Members of Earsight have been involved in various successful projects over the years, performing at the Bonnaroo festival and opening for influential artists like Maceo Parker, Robert Randolph, and Wynton Marsalis. Currently, Earsight is writing, recording, and performing at festivals and venues in the Southeast.



Centre Stage: "Unnecessary Farce" September 21-November 16, 2013

Unnecessary Farce
By Paul Slade Smith

A cheap hotel room, two cops, three crooks, and eight doors combine with a whole lot of lies and videotape and even a little sex appeal to create this smash hit of non-stop laughter! You'll be laughing withing the first 60 seconds and good luck catching your breath for the next two hours!

September 21st - November 16th

501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
www.centrestage.org
information@centrestage.org
864-233-6733

GSO: And the Winner Is... September 21-22, 2013

Saturday September 21st - 8pm
Sunday September 22nd - 3pm

Piano Concerto: To be announced and performed by the Van Cliburn Medalist.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Op. 92, A Major

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra opens their 66th concert season with the thrilling discovery of a new, rising virtuoso who will be named at the prestigious 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and look forward to his or her choice of Piano Concerto to be played with the GSO. The program ends with the ecstatic bacchanalia of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony which Beethoven himself considered one of his best works.

The Peace Center Concert Hall

 

Foothills Philharmonic: "Stories of Love" September 21, 2013

“Stories of Love”
Saturday, Sept. 21st, 2013 - 7:30 PM
Reception to follow performance.


J. Harley Bonds Center
505 N. Main St., Greer, SC 29650


(864) 355-8080

Admission is FREE.


For more information please call (864) 268-8743. 


GCMA: Sundays at 2 "Sketching in the Galleries" September 22, 2013

Sketching in the Galleries:


Learn more about the techniques used by artists during this sketching demonstration by professional artist Christian Laurel. Pencils and sketchpads are provided if you'd like to sketch along, or you can simply observe and learn.


Greenville County Museum of Art

www.gcma.org


All events are free and presented by Duke Energy


Main Street Fridays: The China Bulls September 27, 2013


 Main Street FridaysThis weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks from March 22 to Sept. 27, 2013; featuring jazz, blues, oldies, and soul music with a series total of approximately 45,000 annually.






The China Bulls:
The China Bulls, like bulls in a china shop, create contrast and dynamics in everything - from their unique instrumentation, to a song selection covering all genres, they entertain adaptivly for the venue and audience. Vivid contrast draws the crowd in before opening the gates for a wild ride.
www.facebook.com/chinabulls#!/chinabulls



White Whale Studios: Artsy Autumn Evening September 27, 2013

Artsy Autumn Evening: A Night of Fine Art, Floral Design, & The ThoroughFare Food Truck!

Friday, Sept 27th, 6-10pm
at the White Whale Studios & Gallery
401 Smythe St. Greenville, SC 29611

www.whitewhalestudios.com

Featured Artists:
Craig King ~  Diana Farfan ~ Emily Jeffords ~ Jacki Newell ~ Jason Waggoner ~ Julie Dodds ~ Kate Landishaw ~ Patti Brady

 

MAC:Lagrone-Campbell-Flowers September 27, 2013

Join us for an artist reception featuring paintings by Lisa Lagrone, ceramics by Sharon Campbell, and wood sculpture by Tom Flowers.

Friday, September 27th from 6:30-9:00pm

Wine and snacks provided

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Peace Center: Alabama September 27, 2013

Alabama: Back to Bowery Tour
Show Dates
Friday, Sep 27, 2013 8:00 PM

With a career to date that has resulted in 21 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, 43 #1 singles and over 73 million records sold, Alabama has received over 150 industry awards including 8 country music "Entertainer of the Year" honors, 2 Grammys, 2 People's Choice Awards and their very own star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The band received the Academy of Country music's Pioneer Award in 2003, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and most recently won the American Country "Greatest Hits" Award in 2011. Members Randy Owens, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook all hail from Ft. Payne, Alabama and have enjoyed 40 years of unprecedented success.

Opening Act: Levi Lowrey is a singer-songwriter from Dacula, Georgia. Levi has performed extensively as a solo artist, headliner, and as the supporting act for well-known names including Zac Brown Band.  Estimated running time:
Opening Act - 30 minutes
Intermission - 30 minutes
Alabama - 1 hour, 30 minutes


www.thealabamaband.com

GCMA: Sundays at 2 "Music in the Galleries" September 29, 2013

Music in the Galleries:


Consider the relationship between art and music. Join composers Braxton Ballew and Sarah Black and hear for yourself how music can be created in response to visual art.

 

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

All events are free and presented by Duke Energy

Anderson Arts Center: An Elegance of Form September 30-November 01, 2013

An Elegance of Form
Featuring the artwork of Zan Wells and Hilary Jernigan

September 27 - November 1

Anderson Arts Center
110 Federal Street
Anderson, SC 29625

864-222-2787
www.andersonarts.org

Gallery Hours:
9:30am - 5:30pm, Tuesday - Friday

The Woodlands: Bryan Bustard October 01-31, 2013

Bryan Bustard will have 25 full size paintings showing at the Woodlands at Furman  throughout the month of October.

There will be a variety of works on display.
Artist talk: Thursday, October 10 at 4pm

The Woodlands at Furman (adjacent to Furman University)
1500 Trailhead Court
Greenville, SC 29617

864-371-3100

Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series October 01, 2013

The opening concert of the Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series will be performed on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. A reception will follow the event.

The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

Hosted by Furman music professor Laura Kennedy, this 90-minute recital will present the music of Benjamin Britten, Gabriel Fauré, Morton Gould, Darius Milhaud, Miles Davis and Eddie Harris.

Eighteen faculty members will present selections including “Songs from the Chinese,” Fauré’s Piano Trio, op. 120, “Benny’s Gig,” “Catalogue des Fleurs,” and jazz numbers, “So What” and “Freedom Jazz Dance.”

Kennedy joined the Furman faculty in 2012. She is a musicologist specializing in twentieth-century music and Russian studies. Born in Michigan, Kennedy moved to the island of Guernsey (Great Britain) as a teenager, where she studied under faculty from the Royal College of Music in London, and attended music courses at Oxford University. She holds a bachelor’s in music from Wheaton and a Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of Michigan. Kennedy's research has been supported by numerous grants and fellowships, including a Fulbright Fellowship to Russia and Rackham Humanities Research and Dissertation Fellowships.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086.

Peace Center: The Little Engine that Could... October 01-03, 2013

Show Dates
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM
Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle

“I Think I Can, I Think I Can” are words that joyfully resonate in the hearts of children everywhere.  This inspiring and feel-good musical brings to life a new story based on the beloved children’s tale of obstacles overcome and new friendships forged.

Curriculum Connections: Literature, Values and Music

ArtsPower production

Tickets $9

Gunter Theatre
http://www.peacecenter.org/pop/2014/engine

Hamton III Gallery: Glen Miller October 03-November 09, 2013

Hampton III Gallery presents
Glen Miller
"The Nature of Things"

October 3 - November 9

Opening: Thursday, October 3, 7-9
Artist's Talk: 8:00pm

Coffee and Conversation
Saturday, October 19, 11-noon

3110 Wade Hampton Blvd. Suite 10
Taylors, SC 29687

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5
Saturday 10 -5
864-268-2771
www.hamptoniiigallery.com
sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com

Art&Light: Kent Ambler October 03-18, 2013

It's a big annual event and it's here.  Kent Ambler's 2nd Annual Block Party for only 15 days...hand selected, hand carved block wood blocks from Kent's retired wood cut collection.  We're open tomorrow through Friday (10-5) and Saturday (10-3). It's a great selection - you will love them!

GALLERY HOURS|:
Tuesday – Friday (10am-5pm)
Saturday (10am-3pm)

Feel Free to give us a call 864-363-8172

4 Aberdeen Drive
Greenville, SC 29605

OCA Mauldin: Jean Calvert & Co October 04, 2013

Jean Calvert & Co. To Perform Free Jazz Concert In Mauldin on October 4

The last concert of 2013 at the Mauldin Cultural Center will take place Friday, October 4 at 7:30pm. Jean Calvert & Co. will perform a free concert as a part of the Railroad Concert Series. The concert is free and open to the public and will be held in the Outdoor Amphitheater. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair/blanket, coolers are welcome (no alcohol).

Since moving back to Greenville in 1991, Jean has been active in the regional music scene and has had the good fortune to work with some very talented musicians who have continued to educate, shape and mold her. Her commitment to jazz goes to performance, education, preservation, and the expansion of the jazz audience has made her a staple in the Upstate music scene and a highly regarded singer. Come on out as she sings some of your favorites from the Great American Songbook!

This concert is presented by the Mauldin Cultural Council and is supported by a grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

The City of Mauldin's Office of Cultural Affairs [OCA] supports artistic and cultural endeavors throughout the Mauldin community by providing opportunities for artists, citizens, and visitors, to experience, and expand their knowledge of the arts within the City of Mauldin. The OCA has a primary focus on using the arts as a tool for economic development and quality of life enhancement.  We invite you to be a part of our mission by calling (864) 335-4862 or visiting www.mauldinculturalcenter.org.

T.L Norris Gallery: Paul Kelley Solo Show October 04-19, 2013

Paul Kelley Solo Show: Under A Crescent Moon

Through October 19

Join us at the gallery to view a series of work created by realist painter, Paul Kelley. His work focuses on realistic displays of the female form in a common place setting.

Kelley, a native of Nova Scotia, has dreamed of becoming an artist since childhood. Now a veteran of his craft, Paul Kelley has been painting for decades. “Each realistic painting is the result of hundreds of hours of work involving the careful manipulation of light and form, color and composition, to create an image which is passionate and alluring. Whether the subject is marine art or a young woman in high heels, the result is a balanced image which is both powerful, yet serene and mysterious, yet inviting. Whether or not the piece is sensual art by subject, the result is a painting which is sensuous art in its essential form,” says Kelley of his work.

1 Wade Hampton Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29609
Phone: (864) 991-8645
Website: www.tlnorrisgallery.com
Email: info@tlnorrisgallery.com

AGGG: Small Works Exhibit October 04-31, 2013

The Artists Guild Gallery of  Greenville is pleased to host the Third Annual Juried Small Works Exhibit. 

Our esteemed juror is Diane Hopkins-Hughs with over 30 years of experience as a multi media artist and teacher. 

Artists from across the country have put their talents to work creating incredible art on a "smaller" scale, with  each piece being no larger than 12 by 12 inches in size.  

Join us in welcoming these wonderful artists to AGGG this October. 

The Awards Ceremony ll be held at 7pm during the Opening Reception on Friday, October 4, 6-9 pm.  Come and see who the winners are and enjoy a great time at the reception with us.  Maybe you'll be inspired for next year's exhibit, if you dare....

Henderson Gallery: First Fridays October 04, 2013

The Henderson Art Gallery
123B S. Main Street
Downtown Greenville, SC
(Across from the Westin Poinsett)


Look for the glass enclosure next to the Italian restaurant))

First Fridays starts at 6:00 p.m.  Join us for great food and beverages. 

Meet the artists and explore our wonderful gallery.

Register for next month’s artist drawing.

Taylors Art Group: First Fridays October 04, 2013

6:00 - 9:00 pm Friday, October, 4th

Allison Anne Brown
Bryan Hiott Studio
Doug Young Studios
Mobili Farm Tables
Skiver Book Craft Studio
The Charmed Nest
The William Felton School of Crafts

Located in the former Southern Bleachery Mill

250 Mill Street, Taylors, SC

The Ward Artist Studios: Grand Opening October 04, 2013

The Ward Artist Studios presents their Grand Opening!

Tour the studios of the Women of the WARD

Rebecca Romanek Johnson ~ Kay Larch ~ Christina Laurel
~Sunny Mullarkey McGowan ~ April Ortiz ~ Suzanne Vitti
Friday, October 4th from 6:00-10:00

110 Wardlaw Street
in Downtown Greenville's West End

 

GCMA: Sundays at 2 "Family Art Adventure" October 06, 2013

Family Art Adventure:


Celebrate the opening of the exhibition Wizards of Pop by creating a pop-up creation of your own! Make time to explore the amazing pop-up illustrations by artists Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart

 

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

All events are free and presented by Duke Energy

Joseph Fettingis Watercolor Workshop October 08-11, 2013

Back by popular demand!
We are thrilled to welcome Joe back to Greenville for another workshop.
Come join other creative people to learn something new!
You will work on a variety of subject matter: people, animals & landscapes.


Greenville, South Carolina


October 8-11, 2013


Tuesday-Friday


9am-4pm


This workshop is designed to help you learn:
How to understand & work with colors & values
How to control the moisture on your brush & on your paper
How to glaze the colors
How to move the colors to create balance & movement
How to design your composition
. . . and SO MUCH MORE!


Join us in the beautiful foothills of South Carolina to laugh, learn & be inspired!


Fran, Judy & Pat
Three Artists Workshops


Please open the enclosed Fettingis2013Flyer4
for more information about the artist and the workshop.

Centre Stage: New Play Festival October 08-10, 2013

October 7-10, 2013

Mon – Thurs., all shows at 7pm

Free and open to the public

Join Center Stage for their 11th anniversary of our New Play Festival.  Over 200 submissions and the top three finalists are chosen for you to experience in a staged reading during our festival week.  Come and join us to hear some of the newest voices in the American Theatre.  Our playwright-in-residence this year is Jeffrey Sweet.

This season’s festival includes:

·         Mon: Sorrow’s End by Nathan Lachenmeyer

·         Tues: Golden by Peter Manos

·         Wed: Young Negress Stepping Out of the River at Dawn by Dean Poynor

·         Thurs: You Only Shoot The Ones You Love, written and performed
by Jeffrey  Sweet

This program has been made possible, in part, by Metropolitan Arts Council, TD Bank, BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC and the Greenville News.  

2nd Stage: Once Upon a Wolf October 11-13, 2013

Oct. 11- 13- SCCT’s 2nd STAGE presents: ONCE UPON A WOLF

At SCCT headquarters- 153 Augusta Street
Scchildrenstheatre.org

Woodlands Gallery: Bryan Bustard October 11-31, 2013

The work will be on display for the month of October.

The Woodlands at Furman (adjacent to Furman University)
1500 Trailhead Court
Greenville, SC 29617
864-371-3100

Those using their GPS may need to enter in 42 Old Roe Ford Road as the address. http://www.thewoodlandsatfurman.org/main/contact/googlemapdrivingdirections.aspx

GSO: Meaningful Melodies October 12, 2013

GSO Spotlight Series
Meaningful Melodies

Our GSO Spotlight Series compliments your symphony experience with three charming chamber music programs that feature small ensembles of two to six GSO musicians at Centre Stage Theatre.

Sat. Oct 12
2pm & 7pm

Erwin Schulhoff
Divertissement for Bassoon,
Oboe and Clarinet
Ellis B. Kohs Night Watch,
A Dialog for Flute, Horn
and Kettledrums
Andrea Clearfield Body of
a Woman (from Three
Songs for Oboe and
Double Bass after Poems
of Pablo Neruda)
Maurice Ravel  String Quartet in F

Discover the inspiration behind each beautiful piece as told by GSO principal musicians in our firs Spotlight Series concert.

 

Bead Makers Retreat at Camp Greystone October 12-13, 2013

Hello fellow beaders!

I have had quite the late summer and early fall!!!  I have booked Camp Greystone’s Bead Hut for the weekend of October 12-13 for a retreat and have not taken the time to tell any of you about it!  I know this is a very late date but thought I would get this out to you and see if we can put something together.  Here are the details for anyone who has not yet joined me at Greystone –

Retreats are an open forum for sharing and practice with other bead makers.  One technique taught each morning with assistance and support provided.  The balance of the time is for problem-solving and sharing.  Cost - $150.00 per person including all materials and use of tools. Timing will be 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Camp Greystone is located in Tuxedo, NC which just south of Hendersonville (10 minutes).  It is a beautiful location and the studio is well-fitted with 20 torches!!!

I will wait to hear from those who can attend to determine the techniques we will cover each morning.

I hope to hear from you soon,

Kimberley Adams
828/280-3944
beadtyc1@bellsouth.net

GCMA: Sundays at 2 "Art is History" October 13, 2013

Art is History:


Listen to the inspiring story of the enslaved artisan David Drake as told through his pottery and through the work of other artists. Join in this guided tour and conversation and consider untold stories of slaves living in America before the Civil War.

 

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

All events are free and presented by Duke Energy

Centre Stage: Freud's Last Session October 15-29, 2013

Centre Stage's Tuesday Night Fringe Series presents:
Freud's Last Session
by Mark St. Germain

October 15th, 22nd, and 29th 2013

Freud's Last Session centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud who invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. On the day England enters World War Two, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life. Deeply touching and filled with humor and exploring the minds, hearts and souls of two brilliant men addressing the greatest questions of all time.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
www.centrestage.org

Peace Center: The James Hunter Six October 15, 2013

Show Dates

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 7:30 PM

With his last two albums, James Hunter delivered a classic yet perpetually modern brand of rhythm and blues that captivated listeners across generations and earned him two Billboard Blues #1's, tours with Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Etta James, and Willie Nelson, performances on Leno, Letterman, and Conan, and critical raves everywhere from the NY times to USA Today.

His newest album, Minute By Minute, is the first album credited to The James Hunter Six.

Tickets: $50

www.JamesHunterMusic.com
http://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/hunt

Jennifer Lynn Ziemann: Healing Art Course October 15-November 13, 2013

Expanding Heart and Spirit Art Studio is offering a four week art session for women beginning October 23rd through November 13th 6:30-8:30, $80.00 for entire session!  Registration deadline is October 15th, limited space so register soon.  Please see flier below and attached registration form for details.

Feel free to email/rsvp me at peaceatlast.z@gmail.com or call at 864-436-1875.
Jennifer Lynne Ziemann
https://www.facebook.com/expandingheartandspirit

Find Out More!

(864)436-1875

The Peace Center: War Horse October 17-20, 2013

A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, and winner of five 2011 Tony Awards, WAR HORSE tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse, Joey. When Joey is sold to the calvary and shipped away, he is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey.

This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness currently playing to packed houses around the world. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets, created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, that brings to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.

October 17 - 20th, 2013

Warhorseonstage.com
www.peacecenter.org
864.467.3000
800.888.7768

GSO: Oktoberfest October 18-20, 2013

Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra Series
Oktoberfest
Amy Yang, Bassoon

Friday Oct, 18 - 8pm
Saturday Oct, 19 - 8pm
Sunday Oct, 20 - 3pm

Bach Suite No. 3, BMW 1068,
D major
Weber Bassoon Concerto,
J. 127, Op. 75, F major
Mendelssohn  A Midsummer
Night's Dream, Incidental Music
Brahms Hungarian Dances,
Nos. 2, 7, and 5

What do you get when you combine a popular German-themed concert with a free beer tasting? Why the Greenville Symphony Chamber Orchestra's annual Oktoberfest, that's what! Rollick to the festive sounds of the Oktoberfest featuring the GSO's Principal Bassoonist Amy Yang, who will shine in Weber's vigorous and exuberant Bassoon Concerto.

The Gunter Theatre

Warehouse Theatre: "The Tempest" October 18-November 02, 2013

The Tempest

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Robert Richmond
Sponsored by: Claire & Joe Blake, Northwestern Mutual

One of Shakespeare's final plays follows the journey of Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan, as he is tossed between revenge, forgiveness and the price of power. While his personal storm rages within, another storm racks the sea - ultimately bringing together the forces of love, family, redemption, and reconciliation in this dark and atmospheric treatment of one of Shakespeare's classics.

T.L. Norris: One Year Anniversary Celebration! October 18, 2013

Gallery ONE Year Anniversary Celebration

Reception: Friday, October 18, 5:30 - 9:00 PM

T.L. Norris Gallery is turning one! Join us at the gallery for a celebratory event with champagne and live music. All guests will be eligible to enter a drawing to win a bottle of wine. This will be a pARTy you won't want to miss!

T.L. Norris Gallery
One Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609

Office: (864) 991-8645
Fax: (864) 991-8650
www.tlnorrisgallery.com



Art & Light: Pop-Up Gallery event October 18-26, 2013

Art & Light's first ever Pop-Up Gallery event will be Friday, October 18 (10-5) and Saturday, October 19 (10-4) as well as Friday, October 25 (10-5) and Saturday, October 26 (10-4).

The event will be held at 10 E. Lewis Plaza in the historic Lewis Plaza behind Well's Fargo bank, Greenville, S.C. 29605

(Turn between Dollar General Store and Wells Fargo Bank sign - the space is on the back side of the Lewis Plaza.)

"World's Apart" features Ann Bogenrief, Garland Mattox and McKenzie Dove - three newcomers to Art & Light!

For more details call Teresa Roche, 864-363-8172 or see the Art & Light Blog   www.artandlightgallery.com

Real Estate Gallery: George Lee October 18-December 31, 2013

Main Street Real Estate Gallery and Coldwell Banker Caine presents
Greenville Photographer George Lee.

Join them for the artist's opening reception including wine & cheese and a viewing of George's art currently on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery.

October 1 - December 31
Thursday, October 24
From 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

428 S. Main Street, Greenville

George Lee
12 Overlook Court
Greenville, SC 29609
864.420.4078
george@georgeleefineart.com

GCMA: Sundays at 2 "Antiques, Fine Art & Design" October 20, 2013

Antiques, Fine Art & Design:


Browse the wares of 26 dealers from across the country, exhibiting the best antiques, fine art, and design in the Southeast. Savor delicious Southern hospitality with an elegant dessert and a piping hot cup of coffee in the afternoon.

 

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

All events are free and presented by Duke Energy

GLT: Walking Across Egypt October 25-November 10, 2013

Walking Across Egypt
Inspirational southern comedy

October 25 - November 10

A new play adapted from the bestselling novel by Clyde Edgerton. This heartwarming and beautiful story will restore your faith in mankind while proving that you're never too old to be needed and never too lost to be found. A funny and uplifting story for everyone.

The Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Box Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10-5
Opens at 1PM for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon performances.

CBT: Arabian Nights: Sinbad's Adventures October 25-27, 2013

Artistic Director, Hernan Justo

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013
TBA | Peace Center Gunter Theatre
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013
TBA | Peace Center Gunter Theatre


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013

TBA | Peace Center Gunter Theatre

carolinaballet.org

T.L. Norris Gallery:Jeanne Leemon October 25-November 16, 2013

A Classic Perspective, featuring the works of Jeanne Leemon

October 25 - November 16

Opening Reception: Friday, October 25, 5:30 - 9:00 PM

T.L. Norris Gallery will display pieces from several bodies of work by Jeanne Leemon that depict various still life scenes and landscapes featuring serene lakes and dramatic skies. A self-taught, multi-faceted artist, Jeanne Leemon paints still-life, figures, and landscapes in both oil and pastel. “The inspiration for my paintings usually originates with various combinations of colors, shapes, textures, or reflections; however, ultimately it is the light that makes the subject come alive for me. Depicting this light is the most rewarding part of the painting process for me.” Please join us at the gallery for this captivating show.

T.L. Norris Gallery
One Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609

Office: (864) 991-8645
Fax: (864) 991-8650
www.tlnorrisgallery.com



Greenville Chorale: From Broadway with Love October 26, 2013

The Greenville Chorale Presents: From Broadway with Love

Saturday, October 26, 2013
The Peace Center
8:00PM

Back by popular demand, Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop will be joined by soloists, the Greenville Chorale, and the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in a program of great love songs by masters of Broadway musicals. "All things you are" - "Where or When" - "Blue Moon" - "Lets do it, let's fall in love" - "Night and Day", and many more timeless, romantic songs.

Ticket holders will receive 10% off dinner at any Table 301 restaurant (Deveraux's, Nose Dive, The Lazy Goat, Soby's, Passerele Bistro) Offer not valid with other promotions. Offer valid day of show only.

A Walk Within: Photography + Writing workshop October 26, 2013

A Walk Within: Fall into Inspiration at Boxwood Manor

No matter where you are on your photography journey, historic Boxwood Manor in Pendleton, South Carolina will offer inspiration. Spend Saturday, October 26th roaming the grounds and exploring the interior of this renovated farm under the guidance of photographer Polly Gaillard and author Heather Marshall. Whether you are a beginner writer or photographer, someone seeking to re-invigorate a hobby or take a professional practice to the next level, this day-long retreat will offer you fresh tools and ideas on how tradition, nature, photography and writing can intersect and inspire.

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time: 10am until 4pm
Place: Boxwood Manor, Pendleton, SC

http://www.theboxwoodmanor.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boxwood-Manor/105388z

GCMA: Sundays at 2 "Jazz in the Galleries" October 27, 2013

Jazz in the Galleries:


Plan the perfect Sunday afternoon at the GCMA. Wander the galleries and take in the art, then relax to the smooth sounds of jazz duo Scotch & Soda, featuring vocals, trumpet, and keyboard.

 

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

All events are free and presented by Duke Energy

Warehouse Theatre: Viva Les Divas! October 27, 2013

THE WAREHOUSE THEATRE
SERIES
Things That Go Bump In the Night
Sunday, October 27 @ 8pm

Moonlight, firesides, and spells of love. Autumn is upon us, and the Divas have put together a show that tips its hat to Halloween and all things spellbinding.
Join Viva les Divas for a spooky evening of love songs, jazz standards and those oh-so-wailin' blues.

We're excited to partner with The Warehouse Theatre this year for a series of Sunday evening performances.

October 27 - Things That Go Bump In the Night

Coming in December

December 8 - Jingle Jazz

It's entertaining, it's informative, it's live music at its best. To get your tickets today call The Warehouse Theatre box office at (864) 235-6948 or go to their website:  www.warehousetheatre.com.

Clemson: Diana Farfán October 29, 2013

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY celebrates the HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH with LECTURE SERIES.
You are cordially invited to attend our last guest lecturer: artist Diana Farfán.
Tuesday, Oct 29. 5:30 - 7:00 PM.
KINARD 301. Parkway Drive, Clemson 29634. CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

"The Dream Life of Broken Toys: A Ceramic Journey"

The figurative sculpture of Diana Farfán is known for its whimsical and thought-provoking puppets, dolls, marionettes, and toys. With this repertoire of popular child icons, Farfán creates dramatic-poetic narratives about social and political issues that identify the current human condition.

Les Beaux Arts Gallery: Peggy Nunn November 01-December 01, 2013

Peggy Nunn:
Award-winning Columbian artist working in watercolors and encaustic (hot wax) to create vibrant abstract works, Peggy Nunn is the featured artist for the month of November 2013 at Greenville's Les Beaux Arts Gallery.

Stop in on First Friday, Nov. 1 from 6:00-9:00pm to meet the artists and see more of these beautiful creations.

Les Beaux Arts Gallery
1239 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC
(864)-269-0555

Skivers Book Craft Studio: David and Cherith Cochran November 01, 2013

SKIVERS BOOK CRAFT STUDIO LLC
& Blue Door Specialties
250 Mill Street, Suite #5
Taylors, SC 29687
Phone 864.991.8711
Fax 864.991.8713
www.SkiversStudio.com

Open 6pm-9pm

8 Artists      52 works on Exhibit

FEATURED ARTISTS THIS MONTH:  David Cochran and Cherith Leidigh Cochran

David Cochran is a wildlife artist from Liberty SC who enjoys creating strong images of animals by exaggerating color and using non-traditional materials.  David has experience with animals from studying Fish and Wildlife Biology at Tri County Technical College and being a Taxidermist for several years. Both stretched deer skins and traditional supports are used for David’s art pieces.  His paintings on deer skin are laced between mountain laurel branches to physically incorporate elements of nature with the art piece itself.  David primarily paints with acrylic. David graduated from Bob Jones University with a degree in Studio Art. Recently David won the Best of Show for his artwork at the Surrey Community College Taxidermy Conference in Surrey, NC.

He is available for commission work.


Cherith Leidigh Cochran is a fine artist and art teacher who lives in Liberty SC.  She was born and raised in Montana, and the experiences that she had there greatly influence her work. In May of this year, Cheith graduated with a degree in Studio Art from Bob Jones University.  Cherith has acquired merit awards for her art at both the Bob Jones University mid-year competition and the annual juried art show in Anderson. People are Cherith’s favorite subject because she enjoys the challenge of capturing emotion and personality in each portrait. Although she prefers to work in oils, Cherith also uses pastels and acrylic.  She is available for commission work and art lessons.

Henderson Gallery: Open Studios/First Fridays November 01, 2013

Join the Henderson Gallery for Open Studios and First Fridays!
Artists: Joe McKinney, Robert Havens, Jane Woodward, Dori Baumwart, Linda Pryor

Friday, November 1 from 6-9pm

123B S. Main Street - Greenville, SC

AGGG: 6th Anniversary Party November 01, 2013

While walking along Main Street, Greenville, SC., an idea for a cooperative art gallery was born. "With such a beautiful setting and an abundance of talented artists, it was a natural fit," stated Laura Buxo, creator and founder of the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville. Starting with 18 local artists in November 2007, the Gallery has been open seven days per week with permanent display space for each Member Artist. Each month a different local Guest Artist is highlighted on one of the premiere walls with a meet-the-artist reception. Thousands of dollars have been raised by the Gallery at charity events for the American Heart Association, Greenville Humane Society, American Red Cross and Foothills Search and Rescue. The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville also dedicates a wall for local student artists to display their art at no cost. During the past three years, the Gallery has developed and hosted a Juried Small Works Show with entries coming from several states.

The public is welcome to the Artists Guild Gallery's 6-year Anniversary celebration Friday November 1st from 6pm to 9pm with a special unveiling of a commissioned portrait by member artist Diarmuid Kelly at 7pm.

Meet the artists Friday, November 1st
6-9pm

Gallery Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 1pm to 5pm

Riverworks: Sara Schneckloth November 01-December 01, 2013

Sara Schneckloth: Making Mark
Dates: October 24 - December 1, 2013
Reception: Friday, November 1, 6-9pm
Hours: 1-5pm Wednesday - Sunday

300 River Street, Suite 202
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 271-0679

Sara Schneckloth; Making Mark defies definition.  Is Schneckloth’s view microscopic or panoramic?  Is she making marks with evaporating watercolor puddles?  Are her images scientific or imaginary?  Is she constructing a drawing by layering elements much like a sculpture might be built?  Yes, yes, yes and yes. As Schneckloth defies definition, she simultaneously honors tradition by constructing her drawings within a traditional pristine white-space window.  Her sense of place warms her drawings with memories.  The viewer can feel the warmth of the sun on the stone walls she helped restore in France and the daily alteration of the stacks of construction materials outside her west view window in Brooklyn. She is recording the panoramic landscape with the intimacy of the microscopic. By utilizing her own personal marks and materials she transcribes the record of the view to the tactile memory of the view.

Schneckloth employs graphite, watercolor, colored pencils, wax, ink, and charcoal to weave the images of Making Mark.  She empowers the unframed drawings with immediacy by suspending them from the wall.  Addressing her process, Schneckloth says, “Material layers build dimensionally on the page, as each element is chosen and placed for overall integrity… Taken together, these drawings envision and question the relationships between our bodies and the structures that contain them.”  She invites Making Mark viewers to share her memories as they enjoy unraveling her marks and making their own inquiries.

Schneckloth has shown in over fifty exhibitions throughout the US, South Africa, and France, including the South Carolina Biennial, the Wisconsin Triennial, the Columbus Biennial, Drawing Beyond at the Princeton Arts Council, the Florida Experimental Film Festival, Soho20 Chelsea, and in numerous university galleries.  Her essays on drawing and embodiment have appeared in the Journal of Visual Culture, Visual Communications Quarterly, and the Manifest International Drawing Annual.  Schneckloth holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and has lived and worked in Iowa, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and Cape Town, South Africa, and Columbia, SC.  She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the University of South Carolina.

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College.  The gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.  For more information call, (864) 271-0679 or email, fleming.markel@gvltec.edu or visit www.gvltec.edu/vpa/ and click on RIVERWORKS.

Greenville Open Studios November 01-03, 2013

Join us for Greenville's premier weekend for the visual arts. This year 124 artists will open their studios to the public.

November 2nd and 3rd. Select studios are open November 1st from 6-9pm. Go to the Open Studios App to see the list.
Saturday, November 2nd: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, November 3rd: 12:00PM - 6:00PM

The event is free... check out our maps and create your own self-guided tour. GREENVILLE OPEN STUDIOS

GSO: Fantastic Symphony November 02-03, 2013

Sat Nov 2, 8pm
Sun Nov 3, 3pm

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents, Fantastic Symphony
conducted by Edvard Tchivzhel

de Falla
El Sombrero de Tres
Picos (The Three-Cornered Hat)
Music from Ballet
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique,
Op. 14 (Fantastic Symphony)

Fiery Rhythms of the Flamenco and Andalusian folk music are sure to ignite listeners throughout the popular ballet music of the Three-Cornered Hat by Spaniard Manuel de Falla. After this spicy, Spanish tale, buckle up for the musical roller coaster that is Symphonie Fantastique by the French composer, Hector Berlioz.

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Foothills Philharmonic: "Stories of Mystery" November 02, 2013

“Stories of Mystery”
Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 2013 - 7:30 PM
Reception to follow performance.


J. Harley Bonds Center
505 N. Main St., Greer, SC 29650


(864) 355-8080

Admission is FREE.


For more information please call (864) 268-8743. 

Gunter Theatre: Free Poetry November 03, 2013

Please join us on Sunday, November 3rd for an unforgettable experience as 20 young people take the Gunter Theatre stage to share their voices through poetry.


Peace Center’s poet-in-residence, Glenis Redmond, and teens from 5 area schools and all walks of life will share poems they have created in writing workshops.


WHEN: Sunday, November 3rd at 4:00 pm


WHERE: Gunter Theatre, 300 South Main Street, Greenville, SC


Admission is FREE, but space is limited. 


RSVP to Taylor Randall, 864.679.9210 or trandall@peacecenter.org


 


 

Art & Light:Jill Jones & Teresa Prater November 04-December 31, 2013

Back by popular demand and opening this week!


REUNION
Jill Jones
Teresa Prater
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (5-8pm)


Show runs through the end of December


Join us Thursday night for this exciting event - new or seasoned collectors - you will love this collection of oil and encaustic paintings priced between $95 and $250


See you Thursday!!


ART LIGHT


4 Aberdeen Drive (Just one block from the historic Lewis Village)


Greenville, South Carolina 29605
Teresa Roche:  864-363-8172

Piedmont Woodcarvers Club: Designs in Wood November 08-10, 2013

The Piedmont Woodcarvers Club proudly presents,

Sculptures and Design in Wood - 2013


A wood carving competition and show25th Anniversary Show Theme: South Carolina Carvin'
Adult Admission $2.00- Admission for children 12 and under, when accompanied by an adult, is free

Features and Attractions:


Carving competition: youth, novice, intermediate.
Carving show and carver exhibit tables
Whittling Contests (Sat. and Sun., 1-3pm)
Carving Demonstrations
Youth Clay Modeling
Vendors (Set-up Friday)-tools, wood, gifts
Raffle (Tickets $1 each or $10 for 12)
Food: meals, snacks and drinks

Schedule:


Competition Check in: Friday 3-6pm, Sat. 7:30-9:00am
Carving Pick up: Sun. 4pm (no exceptions)
Judging: Sat. 9-12 (competition area closed)
Vendor Check in: Fri 3-6pm
Vendor Sales: Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-4pm

www.piedmontwoodcarvers.com

New Venue!
Mauldin Cultural Center
101 E. Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662

Little House Art Studios Drop in November 09, 2013

If you missed visiting the Little House Art Studios in Taylors during Open Studios last weekend. Susan will have her studio open Nov. 9th from 12-4. Drop by and have a cup of coffee! 602 Strange Road, Taylors, SC 29687


susan sorrell
www.creativechick.com

www.weddingsinaflash.com

sorrell@creativechick.com


Peace Center: From Ashes To Rebirth November 09, 2013

From Ashes To Rebirth
EDVARD TCHIVZHEL - Conductor
Show Dates

Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 8:00 PM

Join Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel and the Greenville Symphony Orchestra for a special commemorative concert on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, "the night of broken glass." Featuring the Furman Singers, this powerful series of movements unfolds as a gradual progression from tragedy and despair to the ultimate triumph of faith and humanity.

Including iconic works A Survivor From Warsaw, the theme from Schindler's List, Fiddler on the Roof and Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony, From Ashes to Rebirth takes us on a dramatic musical journey from the darkness of the Holocaust into the light of the universality of altruism of humankind. This is a signature event within the Year of Atruism. To learn more about the Year of Altruism, click here.

Tickets: $45 - $100. Box seats tickets: $150

Box tickets are on sale through the Year of Altruism. To purchase a box ticket, please contact Don Kilburg, Director of Development, Year of Altruism at 864.420.0518 or by email at dkilburg@yearofaltruism.org.

All Box and VIP ticket holders are invited to join Maestro Tchivzhel at a reception at The Westin Poinsett ballroom following the performance.

Peace Center: Duo Amal November 10, 2013

Duo Amal
Israeli and Palestinian Piano Duo
Show Dates
Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 3:00 PM

The duo's name, 'Amal,' means hope in Arabic and is reflecting the idea behind their playing together as an Israeli and a Palestinian. They aspire to achieve a  top musical level together with this idea, leading to feedback also outside the music world.

The International concert pianists, Yaron Kohilberg(winner of the Cleveland International Competition) and Bishara Haroni, met in Jerusalem. At Yaron's suggestion, they joined forces in 2008 for a concert at the New Opera House in Oslo. Following the great success of the concert and the enthusiastic response of the audience, which included many musicians and diplomats, Yaron and Bishara decided to form a permanent Israeli-Palestinian piano duo. They performed in Europe, USA, Asia, and also toured the Far East to critical acclaim. They have a large and varied repertoire ranging from the baroque to the modern period, and including works by Israeli and Palestinian composers. The duo aims to show that music-making at the highest level can transcend political and national differences. On the personal level, Bishara and Yaron have become close friends.

Program:
Schubert: Fantasy for 4 hands
Avner Dorman: Karsilama
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony
Odde: Tamimi-Amal
Rachmaninov: Suite no. 1 op. 5

Tickets: $45

www.duo-amal.com/

Gunter Theatre

Southern Culture:Heather Lutrelle & Possumden November 10, 2013

Heather Lutrelle & Possumden, Sunday, November 10, 11:30 am

Heather Luttrell and the Possumden is a duo that brings a big sound for two people with their two part harmonies, acoustic guitar, banjo, drums and kazoo. They often surprise venues and fans with the large powerful voice that comes tearing out of Heather’s wirey tattooed frame like a freight train. The witty lyrics of a story teller and the voice of gospel queen gained Heather the nickname Possumdiva.

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing November 10, 2013

Figure Drawing
THIS SUNDAY!
NOV. 10th, 3-5pm

Our 5-Session-Set runs: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8 & 12/15.  No session the sunday after Thanksgiving & the sunday before AND after Christmas. (We'll pick back up in the NEW YEAR ~ phew! It's upon us...)

Be sure to thank our host, Suzanne Bodson, for donating her space at Studio 12b to keep the drawing dream alive! She likes good cheese, fine wine, Orange Peel concert tickets and gift certs to the Bohemian's brunch.

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at STUDIO 12b (corner of Pendleton & Lois) to work from a live model. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gesture warm-ups, and includes 15-min to 1-hr poses. Chairs available, but BYOB: board, easel, and supplies. A sink is provided if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy. Parking is FREE in the gravel lot next to the Studio, or in the asphalt lot on Pendleton.

WHEN
Sundays from 3-5pm
5-Session-Set:
NOV. 10, 17, 24, DEC. 8, 15
(No session after Thanksgiving & Christmas Weekend)

WHERE
Studio 12b
12 Lois Avenue, Greenville, SC
Turn right at the light on Pendleton & Lois

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

Southern Culture: Biscuits and Jam November 11, 2013

Biscuits & Jam Unplugged Series featuring Tigress & SS Web

Monday, November 11, 8:00 pm

An unplugged set in the bar with Tigeriss (New Paltz, NY) and SS Web (Milwaukee, WI). Since forming in 2007, Tigeriss have become an exemplary band to hold up for those seeking fun sing-a-long rock n' roll that still matters. With music that is not only playful, but meaningful, the Tigeriss experience promises a complex, catchy and chaotic reprieve for the everyman. Joining them will be SS Web, from Milwaukee, WI combines a deep love of drinkin' and music into an intoxicating blend of heart wrenching tales of life and love.

 

 

The Peace Center: Anything Goes November 12-17, 2013

All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Peppering this Cole Potter first-class comedy are some of musical theatre's most memorable standards, including "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top," and of course "Anything Goes." Don't miss what the Associated Press calls, "So DELIGHTFUL, so DELICIOUS, so DE-LOVELY!"

November 12 - 17, 2013

AnythingGoesTheMusical.com
www.peacecenter.org
864.467.3000
800.888.7768

Debbie Millman: Exhibition & Book Launch November 13-14, 2013

Debbie Millman Exhibition & Book Launch
Nov. 14th at the Art Bomb
From 6-9PM

1320 Pendleton St. Greenville, SC 29611
Free event, refreshments provided
Books and signed prints available for sale

The exhibition will also be open by appointment from Nov. 11-16, 2013, by calling (864) 918-1577

media Contact: Jennifer Abel (206)-227-9991
event Contact: DuBose Ratchford (864)-509-1057 ext. 11

betalkable.com/millman

Debbie Millman will also be offering a lecture open to the public at Anderson University on Nov. 13th at 7pm in Daniel Recital Hall

Port City Java Exhibition November 13-January 01, 2013

You are invited to attend the new "Port City Java Oct - Dec Exhibition" of oil painter Drew Conley, ceramics artist Tiffany Fox, and mixed media mouth-artist Chris Hartwick.

Port City Java is located at 11 South Main St. Greenville.
Open: Monday-Thursday: 6:30 - 9:00pm, Friday: 6:30am - 11pm, Sunday 7:30 - 9pm

Exhibit up now until January 1, 2014.
Contact 864-979-9041 for questions about the Exhibition.

I.C.P. Workshops: Paper Ornaments November 14, 2013

Indie Craft Parade presents a series of events and workshops for learning and making.

Paper Ornaments

with Mollie Greene of Royal Buffet
When: Thursday, November 14 from 7 PM to 10 PM / Where: Cowork, 1040 W. Washington Street, Greenville SC 29601 / Cost: $25 / MORE DETAILS HERE

Hampton III Gallery: John Acorn November 14-December 07, 2013

Hampton III Gallery LTD presents John Acorn: Recent Wanderings, Past Castings, and Seacoast Pairings

Thursday, November 14, 7-9PM
Artist Talk: 8PM


Coffee and Conversation
December 7, 11-noon


And join us this Saturday for a JOHN ACORN PUBLIC SCULPTURE TOUR

November 16, 2013       10 - 12:30 PM
John will be commenting on each of his sculptures at each location.

Join us for one or all stops!

Schedule
10 AM  Meet at Hampton III Gallery  
                                                                                 (3110 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors, SC)
Interactive Forces, 1967  (Cast Aluminum)

 

Southern Culture: Mark Webb November 15, 2013

Mark Webb, Friday, November 15, 8:00 pm

Mark Webb is a singer/songwriter from Greenville, SC who got his start in music in 2005 playing the local coffee shop scene. He went on to do some touring and traveling of the southeast developing his sound into a rich blend of American music. Since it’s release Mark had had the opportunity to tour and share the stage with acts such as Ted Russell Kamp of Shooter Jennings and the .357’s, Americana rockers Truth & Salvage Co., Jill Andrews, and Justin Townes Earle.

Polly Gaillard: Digital Photography Class November 16, 2013

Do you get frustrated that you don't know how to work or control your digital camera? Are you missing some of the advantages of shooting digitally because of the difficulty of the camera? On Saturday, November 16th, 2013, Polly Gaillard is offering a workshop in downtown Greenville on digital basics. You will learn about aperture, shutter speed, exposure, backlight compensation, and many other camera controls that will make your picture taking better and easier, whatever your subject. The day will begin by discussing the functions of the camera. Then the participants will aplly what they've learned while working with Polly making photographs downtown. Finally, the group will gather back in the meeting space to look at images and resolve any remaining technical issues. The goal of the course is tobuild familiarity with your personal camera and learn basic technical creative controls of the digital camera.

When: Saturday, November 16, 2013
10 a.m - 2:30 .m. (30 minute break for lunch)
Where: Downtown Greenville (Specific address to come)
Cost: $65
Contact: polygaillard@gmail.com
www.pollygaillard.com
864.616.6630

*There will need to be a minimum of 10 participants for the class to proceed.

Polly Gaillard is a Lecturer of Photography at Anderson University. She has also taught photography internationally in Prague, Czech Republic and in Cortona Itlay for the University of Georgia and locally for Furman University and the Greenville County Museum of Art. Polly's work has been exhibited nationally and her first book, Pressure Points will be released in January 2014.

 

Southern Culture: Stevie Tombstone November 16, 2013

Stevie Tombstone w/Special Guest Banjoist, Buck Thrailkill

Saturday, November 16, 8:00 pm

Born in rural Georgia, Stevie learned the ropes playing country, gospel, and blues. Almost three decades later, he has become an accomplished performer and songwriter. Stevie has now released five solo albums and several music videos, produced music with his 1980s swamp rockabilly band, The Tombstones, and made appearances on several compilations. In his early days, Stevie penned the college radio anthem and regional hit "Nobody", which was later recorded by rock icon, Stiv Bators. www.stevietombstone.net/

GCMA: Wizards of Pop Family Workshop November 16, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Wizards of Pop Family Workshop

Join celebrated children's book illustrator Matthew Reinhart in the GCMA Theatre. Learn the basic pop-up techniques to create clever cards and other projects. Designed for children ages 4 and older, this workshop is free, and materials are provided. To register for this family workshop, please visit www.gcma.org/events

Saturday, November 16th at 11 am and 2 pm

Foothills Music Club Concert November 17, 2013

FOOTHILLS MUSIC CLUB PRESENTS CONCERT OF SACRED MUSIC IN HISTORIC GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL CHURCH

On November 17 at 3:00 P.M., Foothills Music Club, Inc. presents, as a continuation of its 25th Anniversary celebration, a concert of sacred music in the historic Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Tryon.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The audience will have the opportunity to enjoy selections of sacred music from Bach to Southern Gospel in an intimate chapel setting.

The concert venue is a historic landmark in Tryon.  Originally built on the site of the Green River Plantation and named St. Andrew’s Chapel, the church building served the needs of the African-American plantation community for over 50 years, until it wasmoved to Tryon and became the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

(image) Organist Susan Mahnke will be one of the Foothills Music Club, Inc. members to perform at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on November 17

Organist Susan Mahnke will be one of the Foothills Music Club, Inc. members to perform at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on November 17)

Southern Culture: Doug Jones November 17, 2013

Doug Jones, Sunday, November 17, 11:30 am

Solo Singer/songwriter and former Lead Singer of local band Cravin' Melon.

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing November 17, 2013

Figure Drawing
THIS SUNDAY!
NOV. 10th, 3-5pm

Our 5-Session-Set runs: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8 & 12/15.  No session the sunday after Thanksgiving & the sunday before AND after Christmas. (We'll pick back up in the NEW YEAR ~ phew! It's upon us...)

Be sure to thank our host, Suzanne Bodson, for donating her space at Studio 12b to keep the drawing dream alive! She likes good cheese, fine wine, Orange Peel concert tickets and gift certs to the Bohemian's brunch.

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at STUDIO 12b (corner of Pendleton & Lois) to work from a live model. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gesture warm-ups, and includes 15-min to 1-hr poses. Chairs available, but BYOB: board, easel, and supplies. A sink is provided if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy. Parking is FREE in the gravel lot next to the Studio, or in the asphalt lot on Pendleton.

WHEN
Sundays from 3-5pm
5-Session-Set:
NOV. 10, 17, 24, DEC. 8, 15
(No session after Thanksgiving & Christmas Weekend)

WHERE
Studio 12b
12 Lois Avenue, Greenville, SC
Turn right at the light on Pendleton & Lois

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

GCMA: Family Art Adventure November 17, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Family Art Adventure

Stop by The Salon to pick up your favorite pop-up books; they make perfect holiday presents. Matthew Reinhart will be on hand to sign them beginning at 1pm. Gather in Gallery 4 at 2pm for the artist's gallery talk in the exhibition: Wizards of Pop: Sabuda and Reinhart

www.gcma.org

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Monday Night Painters: Batik Show November 18-January 10, 2013

The TD Gallery at the Chamber of Commerce presents:
Monday Night Painters Batik Show

Monday Night Painters
Monday Night Painters is a diverse group of artists who have enjoyed painting together once a week since 1998.  After meeting through an organized class they branched out on their own and rented space from Julia Peters’ Studio on Monday nights.  Each artist works in their own chosen medium on their own projects with the encouragement and support of the group (and a little wine).

The Watercolor Batik Project was an exercise they all undertook as an experimental jaunt into a new medium.

Carol Mann:
Carol takes a realistic approach to her paintings but enjoys adding the unexpected through the use of color, perspective, and whimsy.  Most of her inspiration is drawn from her photographs of nature, people, and pets.  Carol allows her subjects to determine which medium she uses; watercolor/gouache, transparent watercolor, watercolor batik, acrylics, oils or a combination and describes her style as “Every Which Way but Loose”.

Joan Potter :
Paints for recreation and relaxation. Works with oil water color and batik.

Bill Lewis:
Retired, began art lessons with lynn puritt and later with glenn miller.  Joined Monday Night Painters 10 years ago.

Sybil:
This is a new medium for me.  As a rule, I am an oil painter so this is a different departure and I find it lots of fun! I am proud to be a MNP. What a wonderful group! Hope you enjoy our work.

Freda Drake:
Reimagines images, transporting them to canvas with her unique eye and use of vibrant colors, in a technique all her own.

Jo Ann Taylor:
Painting is a creative process that takes me away from the world.  I paint every day, sometimes from nature and other times from my mind’s eye.

Joe Merck :
Couldn’t get his statement but will say he is the recipient of the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award.

TD  Bank Gallery
Chamber of Commerce
24 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601

GSO: Mozart the Magnificent November 22-24, 2013

Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra Series
Mozart the Magnificent
Joanna Lebo, Violin
Katie Dey, Viola

Mozart La Clemenza di Tito,
Overture
Mozart Symphony Concertante
Mozart The Impresario, Overture,
K. 486
Mozart Symphony No. 39,
K. 543, E-flat major

Hail to Mozart whose name became the embodiment of great music  itself! Bask in the beautiful music making from two of the GSO's leading musicians: Principal Second Violin, Joanna Lebo and Principal Viola, Katie Dey, who will stir your soul in one of Mozart's most profoundly touching compositions, Symphony Concertante. The evening ends with a mysterious encore chosen by Maestro Tchivzhel himself that is sure to delight.

The Gunter Theatre

Peace Center: Mozart the Magnificent November 22-24, 2013

Mozart The Magnificent
EDVARD TCHIVZHEL - Conductor
Featuring Joanna Lebo, violin. Featuring Katie Dey, viola.

Show Dates
Friday, Nov 22, 2013 8:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 23, 2013 8:00 PM
Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 3:00 PM

Mozart La Clemenza di Tito, Overture
Mozart Symphony Concertante
Mozart The Impresario, Overture, K. 486
Mozart Symphony No. 39, K. 543, E-flat major

Hail to Mozart whose name became the embodiment of great music itself! Bask in the beautiful music making from two of the GSO's leading musicians: Principal Second Violin, Joanna Lebo and Principal Viola, Katie Dey, who will stir your soul in one of Mozart's most profoundly touching compositions, Symphony Concertante. The evening ends with a mysterious encore chosen by Maestro Tchivzhel himself that is sure to delight.

Tickets: $41

T.L. Norris Gallery: Small Works Show November 22-December 21, 2013

Give the Gift of Art - Small Works Show

November 22 - December 21

Opening Reception: Friday, November 22, 5:30 - 9:00 PM

This exhibition will feature small sized works from diverse artists: Helli Luck, Faye Vander Veer, Marianne Dunn, Paul Kelley, Jacki Newell, and Susan Lange Marshall. The gallery will display pieces from these 6 artists, sized approximately 11x14 inches and smaller in an exhibition geared towards new collectors and holiday gift givers. As a favorite among art collectors, this exhibition presents the perfect opportunity to give the gift of original artwork during this holiday season. Artwork featured in this show will range in style from loose impressionism to detailed hyper-realism. Subjects featured will include cityscapes, rural landscapes, figures, and still life compositions. The variety in subject matter and style will give everyone a chance to find that special piece for that special someone.

T.L. Norris Gallery
One Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609

Office: (864) 991-8645
Fax: (864) 991-8650
www.tlnorrisgallery.com



Souther Culture: Grace Adele November 22, 2013

Grace Adele, Friday, November 22, 8:00 pm

"There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."
With a distinct vintage style, Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. http://www.graceadelemusic.com/

Martha Severens' Book Signing November 22-23, 2013

More than a Likeness: The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte

By Martha R. Severens
USC Press / 200 Illustrations
Book Signing Events in the Greenville Area

Friday, November 22
Younts Center for Visual and Performing Arts
315 North Main Street, Fountain Inn (409-1050), 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 23 
Fiction Addiction, Greenville
City Range Restaurant, 12 noon (includes lunch)
http://bookyourlunch.com/book-your-lunch-with-mary-whyte-2/


Sunday, November 24 
The Garden House
302 South Main Street, Simpsonville (983-0666) 2-4 pm

Southern Culture: Kelley McCrae November 24, 2013

Kelley McCrae, Sunday, November 24, 11:30 am

In the last 2 and a half years, the Kelley McRae duo (formed with her husband Matt) has played over 300 shows coast to coast and traveled over 75,000 miles in their VW van. Along the way, Kelley encountered the people and places that inspired the songs on her new album, BRIGHTER THAN THE BLUES. kelleymccrae.com

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing November 24, 2013

Figure Drawing
THIS SUNDAY!
NOV. 10th, 3-5pm

Our 5-Session-Set runs: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8 & 12/15.  No session the sunday after Thanksgiving & the sunday before AND after Christmas. (We'll pick back up in the NEW YEAR ~ phew! It's upon us...)

Be sure to thank our host, Suzanne Bodson, for donating her space at Studio 12b to keep the drawing dream alive! She likes good cheese, fine wine, Orange Peel concert tickets and gift certs to the Bohemian's brunch.

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at STUDIO 12b (corner of Pendleton & Lois) to work from a live model. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gesture warm-ups, and includes 15-min to 1-hr poses. Chairs available, but BYOB: board, easel, and supplies. A sink is provided if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy. Parking is FREE in the gravel lot next to the Studio, or in the asphalt lot on Pendleton.

WHEN
Sundays from 3-5pm
5-Session-Set:
NOV. 10, 17, 24, DEC. 8, 15
(No session after Thanksgiving & Christmas Weekend)

WHERE
Studio 12b
12 Lois Avenue, Greenville, SC
Turn right at the light on Pendleton & Lois

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

GCMA: Music in the Galleries November 24, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Music in the Galleries

Enjoy an afternoon of classical tunes and popular holiday favorites performed in the galleries by Pride of Greenville Men's Chorus.

Sunday, November 24th at 2pm

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864.271.7570

Centre Stage: A Christmas Carol November 28-December 14, 2013

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

November 28th - December 14th 2013

"Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail...This must be distinctly understood or nothing can come of the story..."

A new take on a traditional Christmas classic with a 5 member cast as only Centre Stage can present! One you and your family will not want to miss

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604

Peace Center: The Irish Tenors November 29, 2013

The Irish Tenors

Show Time: 8:00 PM
Peace Concert Hall

Show Dates
Friday, Nov 29, 2013 8:00 PM


The Irish Tenors powerful vocal line-up of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan are unquestionably the leading brand of this genre and are regarded as the acknowledged Godfathers of Irish repertoire. All classically trained singers, each having performed in leading concert hall across the world, together they combine to produce a sound and concert experience which touches hearts and stirs the emotions. Happy songs of celebration and humor, mixed with touching melodies and songs that warm the heart.

The magic they've captured on previous releases has resulted in millions of albums sold and the upper reaches of Billboard's music charts. The Irish Tenors have appeared on several incredibly successful and highly rated PBS specials including Ellis Island and Live from Belfast as well as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Regis and Kelly, Martha Steward, A&E Breakfast with the Arts, and are one of the best selling acts to appear on QVC.

Tickets: $35, $45, $55

www.theirishtenorsmusic.com/

Fused Glass Workshops November 30-December 14, 2013

Rebecca Romanek Johnson
Local fused glass artist offering fun holiday workshops!
Fused glass mini-workshops


LOCATION : The Ward Artist Studio’s and Classroom
110 Wardlaw Street, Greenville, SC 29601

(Located downtown Greenville, off S. Main near the Ballpark.
It is the last building on the right, before Academy Street)
johnsonartglass@gmail.com

(214) 321-9544


1. Create Your Own Holiday Ornament in Fused Glass:
Pick out your own base shape then, decorate it yourself.
No experience needed, and fun for all ages.
(Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult)
Make as many as you like! All supplies are provided.
-10" Tree, star, or cross base ornaments - $35
-3" x 6" rectangle base - $20 each
-6" x 6" square base - $30 each
-8" x  8" square base - $60 each
Come back in a few days to pick up your tacked fused ornament with plenty of time to display your artwork or give it as a holiday gift.

Best to call ahead and reserve a spot and your base ornament!
Register by phone or email

Choose from one of the sessions below:
-Saturday, November 30th, 9:30am-12:30pm*
-Saturday, December 7th, 9:30am - 12:30pm*
-Saturday, December 14th, 9:30am - 12:30pm*
*Glass Studio Shop will remain open until 2pm

2. Create Your Own 6 x 6 Slumped Plate in Fused Glass

Unleash your creativity!
Learn the basics of glass fusing while creating your own beautiful 6x6 fused and slumped glass plate. Class fee is $35 per plate, and all materials are supplied. Finished plates will be available for pick up at a later date, but with plenty of time for the holidays. No experience needed, and fun for all ages. (Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Be sure to call ahead and reserve a spot! Register by email or phone

Choose from one of the sessions below:
Tuesday, December, 3rd, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Wednesday, December 11th, 6:30 - 9:30pm

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing December 01, 2013

Figure Drawing
THIS SUNDAY!
NOV. 10th, 3-5pm

Our 5-Session-Set runs: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8 & 12/15.  No session the sunday after Thanksgiving & the sunday before AND after Christmas. (We'll pick back up in the NEW YEAR ~ phew! It's upon us...)

Be sure to thank our host, Suzanne Bodson, for donating her space at Studio 12b to keep the drawing dream alive! She likes good cheese, fine wine, Orange Peel concert tickets and gift certs to the Bohemian's brunch.

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at STUDIO 12b (corner of Pendleton & Lois) to work from a live model. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gesture warm-ups, and includes 15-min to 1-hr poses. Chairs available, but BYOB: board, easel, and supplies. A sink is provided if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy. Parking is FREE in the gravel lot next to the Studio, or in the asphalt lot on Pendleton.

WHEN
Sundays from 3-5pm
5-Session-Set:
NOV. 10, 17, 24, DEC. 8, 15
(No session after Thanksgiving & Christmas Weekend)

WHERE
Studio 12b
12 Lois Avenue, Greenville, SC
Turn right at the light on Pendleton & Lois

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

GCMA: Music in the Galleries December 01, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Music in the Galleries

Ring in the holiday season with GCMA. The Carolina Bronze Handbell Choir will perform favorite carols and Christmas music, all exquisitely arranged for handbells. The GCMA acoustics make this an unforgettable event!

Sunday, December 1st at 2pm

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864.271.7570

T.L. Norris Gallery: Small Works Show December 01-21, 2013

Give the Gift of Art Small Works Show
Featuring small sized works for the beginning collector and holiday gifter

Nov. 22 - Dec. 21

T.L. Norris Gallery
1 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609
www.tlnorrisgallery.com

Open First Friday 5:30-9pm
864.991.8645

Chamber of Commerce: Monday Night Painters December 02-January 10, 2013

Monday Night Painters
Batik Show

Monday Night Painters is a diverse group of artists who have enjoyed painting together once a week since 1998.  After meeting through an organized class they branched out on their own and rented space from Julia Peters’ Studio on Monday nights.  Each artist works in their own chosen medium on their own projects with the encouragement and support of the group (and a little wine).

The Watercolor Batik Project was an exercise they all undertook as an experimental jaunt into a new medium.

Sybil Bowen
This is a new medium for me.  As a rule, I am an oil painter so this is a different departure and I find it lots of fun! I am proud to be a MNP. What a wonderful group! Hope you enjoy our work.

Freda Drake
Reimagines images, transporting them to canvas with her unique eye and use of vibrant colors, in a technique all her own.

Bill Lewis
Retired, began art lessons with Lynn Puritt and later with Glenn Miller. Joined Monday Night Painters 10 years ago.

Carol Mann
Carol takes a realistic approach to her paintings but enjoys adding the unexpected through the use of color, perspective, and whimsy.  Most of her inspiration is drawn from her photographs of nature, people, and pets.  Carol allows her subjects to determine which medium she uses; watercolor/gouache, transparent watercolor, watercolor batik, acrylics, oils or a combination and describes her style as “Every Which Way but Loose”.

Joe Merck  
Couldn’t get his statement but will say he is the recipient of the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award.

Joan Potter
Paints for recreation and relaxation. Works with oil water color and batik.

Jo Ann Taylor
Painting is a creative process that takes me away from the world.  I paint every day, sometimes from nature and other times from my mind’s eye.

TD Bank Gallery
Greenville Chamber of Commerce
24 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601

I.C.P. Workshops: Winter Wreath December 03, 2013

Indie Craft Parade presents a series of events and workshops for learning and making.

Winter Wreath:
with Julie Dodds of Willow Florals

When: Tuesday, December 3 from 7 PM to 10 PM / Where: White Whale Studios, 401 Smythe St Greenville, SC 29611 / Cost: $45
https://tito.io/indie-craft-parade/2013---2014-workshops

Centre Stage: Irena's Vow December 03-10, 2013

Centre Stage's Tuesday Night Fringe Series presents:
Irena's Vow
by Dan Gordon

December 3rd and 10th, 2013

Through the eyes of a strong-willed woman comes the remarkable true story of Irena Gut Opdyke and the triumphs of the human spirit over devastating tragedy. 19 year-old Irena Gut is promoted to housekeeper in the home of a highly respected Nazi officer. Determined to help twelve Jewish workers, she decides to shelter them in the safest place she can think of. Her story is one of the most inspiring of our time.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
www.centrestage.org

Foothills Philharmonic: "Annual Christmas Concert" December 04, 2013

“Annual Christmas Concert”
Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2013 - 7:30 PM
Reception to follow performance.


J. Harley Bonds Center
505 N. Main St., Greer, SC 29650


(864) 355-8080

Admission is FREE.


For more information please call (864) 268-8743. 

SCCT: Jingle Arrgh the Way! December 06-15, 2013

The South Carolina Children's Museum presents,
Jingle Arrgh the Way! A Christmas Pirate Adventure

Book, music and lyrics by Janet Vogt and Mark Friedman
Based upon a story by Melinda Long

Yo Ho Ho! Set sail in this holiday premiere and celebrate the season with Jeremy Jacob, Captain Brad Beard and the crew on a jolly adventure to find the Christmas treasure at the North Pole. Santa even makes an appearance in this musical based on an original story by Melinda Long, local author of the best selling HOW I BECAME A PIRATE books.

December 6-15, 2013
Peace Center Gunter Theatre

CBT: The Nutcracker December 06-08, 2013

The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville
Choreography by Hernan Justo

FRIDAY, December 6, 2013
7:30 pm | Peace Center Concert Hall
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013
2:00 pm & 7:30 pm | Peace Center Concert Hall


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013
2:00 pm | Peace Center Concert Hall


PERFORMANCE TICKETS

$45 / floor seats

$35 / lower Founders Circle

$30 / upper Founders Circle

$15 / balcony

Returning to the stage with its incomparable pageantry and charm, The Nutcracker is a time-honored tradition steeped in the unforgettable story of Clara's coming of age that has shaped families' holiday memories for generations. Featuring the debut of enhanced scenery, The Nutcracker: Once Upon A Time in Greenville infuses endearing hometown elements into this beloved Christmas classic. With a cast complete with more than 200 professional and student dancers, the magic and majesty of Drosselmeyer's dream for Clara come alive with a spirit that will capture your heart.

Warehouse Theatre: Avenue Q December 06-21, 2013

Avenue Q
Dec. 6-8, 12-15, 19-21
Book by: Jeff Whitty
Music and Lyrics/Original Concept: Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx
Directed by: Rick St. Peter


Imagine - what would happen if your favorite characters from Sesame Street grew up and moved to New York City – with bright eyes and big dreams? With songs like “What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?” and “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist”, the musical comedy Avenue Q doesn’t quite answer that question - but it does have puppets, prostitutes, the search for our purpose in life, cussing, kissing, and (oh yes!) Gary Coleman.

AGGG: Annual Holiday Show December 06-January 02, 2013

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville presents their Annual Holiday Show:
A collection of fine art jewelry-fabric arts-artistic metalsmithing & decor

Don't miss the AGGG annual December jewelry show and sale.   The perfect place for unique Christmas gifts that will be treasured forever. There are 11  local artists & jewelers who collaborated together at the AGGG to make this December very special. Just in time for Christmas! Nine local jewelers-Gerda Bowman, Colleen Brown, Amanda Cowen, Kate Furman, Caitlin Galloway, Suzie Grant, Jennifer Henderson, Eileen Piccoli and Deborah Strange are making exquisite pieces of handcrafted jewelry from beaded work to hand-blown glass pieces, silversmithing to beautiful gems and wire-wrapped minerals. What perfect gifts for loved ones or yourself. Come and see these fashionable and unique pieces of wearable art here at the Artists Guild Gallery through the whole month of December.

Charlie Slate is joining us again this year with her elegant collection of Shibori and block-printed silk scarves and holiday wraps. New this year, Allyson McPaul is displaying her beautiful metal pieces that you must see and have.  What a great opportunity to find unique gifts for Christmas this year!

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Saturday 10-6PM
First Fridays' til 9pm
Sunday 1-5 PM

200 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29681
864.239.3882
www.artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com

iT2Pi: Public Art Installation December 06-April 27, 2013

The iT2Pi Light Blocks public art installation is a collaboration with locoal artist, Susan Molnar, and iT2Pi students. The art installation connects technology, self expression, and community as students use coding, light, and color to send their own inspirational messages to our community

The iT2Pi Light Blocks Exhibit Dates:
January 18, 2014 at the Children's Museum & April 27, 2014 at teh iT2Pi Expo, Furman's Timmons Arena.

Kids 7-18 are always welcome to join the iT2Pi journey!
www.it2pi.org or contact@it2pi.org for more info!

Light Blocks locations:
High School:
Sully's Steamers by Ross
O-Cha Tea Bar by George
Metropolitan Arts Council by Jamel
Chocolate Moose by Jamel
Mellow Mushroom by Bekk
Luna Rosa Cafe by Jalen
Middle School:
House of Jerkey by Mckenzie
Elementary School:
Pedal Chic by Vaughn
Funnelicious by Michael
Liz Daly Designs by Colette

The Henderson Gallery: Christmas Open House December 06-20, 2013

Christmas Open House
Friday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m.
Betty Snyder - Handmade Bracelets
Leonid Kochutin - Ceramic Faces
Melinda Dement - Light of Mine
Robert Keating - Timeless March
Teresa Jones - Conlonial Lake Reflection

The Henderson Gallery
123B S. Main Street
Greenville, South Carolina
864.271.3002
www.thehendersongallery.net
http://www.facebook.com/TheHenderson Gallery

GLT: It's a Wonderful Life December 06-08, 2013

December 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, & 15
All Performances start at 8 pm, except Sunday 3 pm matinee

Relive the heartwarming and uniquely American holiday story of George Bailey, Mary, Clarence, Mr. Potter and the citizens of Bedford Falls as they face the trials and joys of life. Sure to put you in the holiday spirit, this uplifting tale will remind you that "no man is a failure who has friends."  by Richard Rose based on the film by Frank Capra    Click HERE to purchase your tickets online now!

GLT: Rudolf December 06-22, 2013

RUDOLPH
Friday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 am
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 am & 2:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 pm

There’s only one week until Christmas and those reindeer not on the Air Team work hard to complete their tasks while dreaming about one day flying with Santa. Then a test flight results in disaster and Santa must replace the whole Air Team immediately! Dasher, Prancer, Comet and Blitzen are determined to qualify in the Reindeer Games. They are equally determined to keep Rudolph off the team; his shiny red nose makes him different and different is bad. But Rudolph doesn’t give up and when Christmas Eve turns out to be foggy, we find out that “different” can be very special, indeed. ALL TICKETS TO RUDOLPH ARE $10.00

Click HERE to purchase your tickets online now!

Greenville Little Theatre has teamed up with The Children's Museum of the Upstate to bring you a December "Double Play"!  For just $15, you can see the production of "Rudolph" at the Greenville Little Theatre and receive one day of general admission to TCMU Dec 3-22.

Indie Craft Parade: Holiday Fair December 07, 2013

Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair:
It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to think about Christmas gifts, but we’re less than a month away from our Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair! Mark your calendar for this one-day event on Saturday, December 7th in The Village. Once again, it will be a neighborhood affair, with open studios, food trucks and much more!

Our Holiday Fair will be in a brand new space, with room for over 30 previous Indie Craft Parade participants. See a sneak peek of their handmade goods below and keep reading for a full list of artists.

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing December 08, 2013

Figure Drawing
THIS SUNDAY!
NOV. 10th, 3-5pm

Our 5-Session-Set runs: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8 & 12/15.  No session the sunday after Thanksgiving & the sunday before AND after Christmas. (We'll pick back up in the NEW YEAR ~ phew! It's upon us...)

Be sure to thank our host, Suzanne Bodson, for donating her space at Studio 12b to keep the drawing dream alive! She likes good cheese, fine wine, Orange Peel concert tickets and gift certs to the Bohemian's brunch.

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at STUDIO 12b (corner of Pendleton & Lois) to work from a live model. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gesture warm-ups, and includes 15-min to 1-hr poses. Chairs available, but BYOB: board, easel, and supplies. A sink is provided if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy. Parking is FREE in the gravel lot next to the Studio, or in the asphalt lot on Pendleton.

WHEN
Sundays from 3-5pm
5-Session-Set:
NOV. 10, 17, 24, DEC. 8, 15
(No session after Thanksgiving & Christmas Weekend)

WHERE
Studio 12b
12 Lois Avenue, Greenville, SC
Turn right at the light on Pendleton & Lois

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

Centre Stage: Marquin Campbell December 09-January 13, 2013

Works by Marquin Campbell
November 22, 2013 – January 13, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, November 22, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Peace Center: Mark O'Connor & Friends December 10, 2013

Mark O'Connor & Friends
An Appalachian Christmas

Show Dates
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 7:30 PM


Multiple Grammy Award-winning violinist Mark O'Connor surrounds himself with an all-star band-Carrie Rodriguez, Cia Cherryholmes Adkisson, Forrest O'Connor, Kyle Kegerreis, and Joe Smart- for an unforgettable evening.

Mark O'Connor says, "Appalachia is the original melting pot of our country featuring more diverse styles of American music than just about anywhere. This theme makes for what is a trilogy of my "Appalachia" recordings now; 'Appalachia Waltz,' 'Appalachian Journey' and 'An Appalachian Christmas.' My new album features 11 Christmas tracks, as well as several Appalachian-themed songs about a beloved hunting dog, passing a fiddle down through the generations, and offering a new version of "Appalachia Waltz" itself with classical guitarist Sharon Isbin, one of my most well-known pieces. . . Growing up in the O'Connor musical household, Christmas time was a wondrous mixture of Christmas carols, fiddling, bluegrass and other traditional American music. And that is the spirit of 'An Appalachian Christmas.'"

Tickets: $15 - $35

www.markoconnorchristmas.com
Buy Tickets


Blood Connection: Melinda Hoffman & Johnny Nut December 10, 2013

Artist Reception
Featuring: Melinda Hoffman and Johnny Nutt
Tuesday, December 10th
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Melinda Hoffman, painter, has a degree in fine arts and has studied print making.
Johnny Nutt, potter, teaches art classes at TL Hanna High School in Anderson.

The Blood Connection
435 Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC

For more information about the artists, go to:
thebloodconnection.org/about-us/artist-showcase

 

GVL Chorale: Christmas with the Chorale December 13, 2013

Christmas with the Chorale

Friday, December 13, 2013
Seneca HS Honors Chorus
McAlister Auditorium,
Furman University
7:30PM
The Greenville Chorale brings to life the joyful and meaningful sounds of Christmas with a program of beautiful choral music. Traditional carol arrangements, exquisite singing, and the highly acclaimed Seneca HS Honors Chorus will set the stage for the entire family to enjoy. The audience, called "the largest, most enthusiastic audience-choir in the Upstate," will join in the singing fun, too. Truly, this is a "most wonderful time of the year!"

The Ellis Gallery: Art Sale December 13-15, 2013

Art Sale!
December 13-15, 2013
www.JaninaEllis.com

The Ellis Gallery will be selling paintings online from past shows.

After nearly a decade of full-time art indulgence, I have collected a back-room full of paintings --remnants of previous exhibitions, one-off experiments and collectibles that simply have not found a home, yet. They are pieces that I am proud to dislay and deserve to be pulled out of the closet. I am offering them now, at a reduced rate, with the hope that will find 'perfect spot.' Enjoy!

William Felton School of Crafts: Holiday Sale December 13, 2013

Holiday Ceramic Sale and Show

Friday, December 13th
7pm - 9pm
Bring a friend!

Student and teacher work for sale

Special Guest Artists

250 Mill Street Suite 1a
Taylors, SC 29687

For more information contact Shane Bryant
feltonschool@gmail.com
864.325.4233

GCMA: Holiday Party for Children December 14, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Music in the Galleries

Jingle bell time! It's a swell time--at the GCMA Holiday Party for Children! Meet Santa Claus and enjoy hands-on art activities, refreshments, and entertainment.

Saturday, December 14th from 2-4pm

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864.271.7570

Expanding Heart and Spirit Art Studio December 14, 2013

Expanding Heart and Spirit Art Studio
Jennifer Lynne Ziemann

May you be well, may you be joyful, may you be full of peace.

Please stop by to see new work and perhaps find a holiday gift such as hand painted Adirondack furniture.

Saturday, December 14th from 1-5pm.
Any other hours can be arranged by appointment.
864.436.1875
peaceatlast.z@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/expandingheartandspirit

1278 Pendelton St.
Studio 4 above Clemson.

 

Foothills Philharmonic: Christmas Concert December 14, 2013

Foothills Philharmonic and Greer Cultural Arts Council present
Annual Christmas Concert and Toys for Tots Drive

Saturday, December 14, 2013 7:30 p.m.


J. Harley Bonds Career Center
505 North Main Street
Greer, SC 29650


Foothills Philharmonic continues its 13th concert season (Story Tellers) this Saturday evening with our annual Christmas ConcertIn this program, we will be performing seasonal favorites along with a Toys for Tots drive. The 2013-2014 season features an exciting repertoire showcasing international masterpieces that tell stories.  Season 13 will explore everything from classical and popular favorites to more intimate chamber music, and probably a few selections you’ll hear for the first time.

Performing in Greenville since 2000, Foothills Philharmonic is committed to providing high-quality, classical music performances to the Upstate community free of charge.  Each concert is followed by a complimentary reception that allows patrons to meet our musicians and artistic director.

So come on out, bring a toy for a child, and prepare to enjoy an evening of wonderful Christmas music.

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing December 15, 2013

Figure Drawing
THIS SUNDAY!
NOV. 10th, 3-5pm

Our 5-Session-Set runs: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8 & 12/15.  No session the sunday after Thanksgiving & the sunday before AND after Christmas. (We'll pick back up in the NEW YEAR ~ phew! It's upon us...)

Be sure to thank our host, Suzanne Bodson, for donating her space at Studio 12b to keep the drawing dream alive! She likes good cheese, fine wine, Orange Peel concert tickets and gift certs to the Bohemian's brunch.

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at STUDIO 12b (corner of Pendleton & Lois) to work from a live model. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gesture warm-ups, and includes 15-min to 1-hr poses. Chairs available, but BYOB: board, easel, and supplies. A sink is provided if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy. Parking is FREE in the gravel lot next to the Studio, or in the asphalt lot on Pendleton.

WHEN
Sundays from 3-5pm
5-Session-Set:
NOV. 10, 17, 24, DEC. 8, 15
(No session after Thanksgiving & Christmas Weekend)

WHERE
Studio 12b
12 Lois Avenue, Greenville, SC
Turn right at the light on Pendleton & Lois

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

Glow Lyric Theatre: "Amahl and the Night Visitors" December 16-18, 2013

Amahl & the Night Visitors

Throughout the decade of the 1950′s, Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera Amahl and the Night Visitors was a beloved Christmas television tradition. Amahl was the first opera to be commissioned for television, and the first to fully exploit the potential of the new medium.  With a libretto (in English) of great lyrical beauty, penned by the composer himself, and a cast of superb singing actors, Amahlmagnificently achieves the goal of NBC Opera Theatre’s founders, which was “to bring sincerity and realism to opera.”  The work, tailored by Menotti for children, was for many an eye-opening introduction into the world of opera as musical theater.  It remains a delightful, inspirational, and ultimately deeply moving experience.  GLOW is looking forward to making Amahl an annual Holiday tradition, and invites you to bring the whole family to enjoy this charming one-act opera.

Click here to purchase your tickets online, or call the Younts Center box office at (864) 409-1050. $25 for adults / $15 for students.

December 16, 17 &18 at 7:30pm
Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 N. Main St.
Fountain Inn, SC

(864) 409-1050

Peace Center: Celtic Woman December 17, 2013

Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas-The Symphony Tour
Show Dates
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 7:30 PM


The enchanting Irish music sensation Celtic Woman will perform their beloved Christmas songs in a unique and more traditional symphonic setting. Parting from their critically-acclaimed, majestic tour productions, A Christmas Celebration--The Symphony Tour will organically showcase the pure angelic voices of Celtic Woman in a reverent yet dynamic live music experience accompanied by the stirring instrumentals of a full symphony orchestra.

Since Celtic Woman's March 2005 debut, this unique all-female ensemble continues to have mainstream success. No other group of this particular adult contemporary genre can claim over 6 million CDs/DVDs sold worldwide, two Top 10 album debuts on the Billboard Top 200, 3 Gold and Platinum albums, 4 Top 5 releases on the Billboard Top Video chart and over 1.5 million concert tickets sold. With the launch of this special tour during the holiday season, fans have a great stocking-stuffer-tickets to the dazzling live concert experience of Celtic Woman!

celticwoman.com

Tickets: $65; $75; $85; $95

Port City Java: Conley, Fox, Hartwick December 17-January 01, 2013

You are invited to attend the Port City Java October - December Exhibition of oil painter Drew Conley, ceramics artist Tiffany Fox, and mixed media mouth-artist Chris Hartwick.

Exhibit is up through January 1st, 2014
Contact (864) 979-9041 for questions about the Exhibition

Port City Java
11 South Main Street
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 6:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 6:30am - 11pm
Saturday: 7:30 - 11pm
Sunday: 7:30 - 9pm

Carolina Bronze: Handbell Ensemble December 17-21, 2013

Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble presents
"The Music of Christmas"

December 1, 2013        2:00pm
Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

December 8, 2013        7:00pm
First Baptist Church of Pendleton
351 South Broad Street
Pendleton, SC 29670

December 21, 2013       11:00am
Ice on Main
208 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

For more information and current updates call
(864) 238-4639 or visit
www.carolinabronze.net

Centre Stage: Works by Marquin Campbell December 17-January 13, 2013

Works by Marquin Campbell

November 22, 2013 - January 13, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, November 22, 6:30-9:00pm

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00pm

MAC: Round and Around December 17-January 16, 2013

The Harrisons Do Art
Works by Georgia and Darrell
Decemeber 9th - January 16th

Paintings by Georgia Harrison and Turned Wood pieces by Darrell Harrison

Metropolitan Arts Council Gallery
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

27 Awards at the RIVERWORKS Gallery December 17-20, 2013

27 Awards at the RIVERWORKS Gallery
December 6, 2013 – December 20, 2013
Hours: 1-5 PM, Wednesday through Sunday
Reception:  December 6, First Friday, 6-9 PM


27 Awards is an exhibition of the award winners from “The VPA Annual Student Exhibition” at Greenville Technical College.  “The VPA Annual Student Exhibition” marks the culmination of a year of studio work by recognizing the best works created by Greenville Technical College’s visual and applied art students. 27 Awards represents the many courses of study offered by Greenville Technical College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department including sculpture, advertising design, computer animation, design and color, digital illustration, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and website design.  According to Shane Howell, Head of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, “27 Awards encourages our students and provides them a professional venue to celebrate their talents.” 27 Awards offers the public the opportunity to admire and celebrate the successes of Greenville Technical College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Enid Williams, Greenville Technical College’s Professor of Art and Gallery Director of the Greer Campus Galleries noted “Jurors Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers’ and Nathan Cox’s academic and studio experience in both two and three dimensional disciplines resulted in a balanced and careful selection process. The jurors were extremely sensitive to overall quality and conceptual strength of the 151 submissions, noting particular strength in the areas of drawing and photography. Submissions were narrowed to 81, making it what a juried exhibition should be: a competitive process resulting in a strong and cohesive show.”  The jurors, Anderson University’s Professor of Art Mitchell-Rogers and Associate Professor of Art Cox selected 27 Awards now on view in RIVERWORKS Gallery.

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College.  The gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.  For more information call, (864) 271-0679 or email, fleming.markel@gvltec.edu or visit www.gvltec.edu/vpa/ and click on RIVERWORKS.

Monday Night Painters December 17-January 10, 2013

Monday Night Painters: Batik Show
Through January 10th, 2013

Monday Night Painters is a diverse group of artists who have enjoyed painting together once a week since 1998.  After meeting through an organized class they branched out on their own and rented space from Julia Peters’ Studio on Monday nights.  Each artist works in their own chosen medium on their own projects with the encouragement and support of the group (and a little wine).

The Watercolor Batik Project was an exercise they all undertook as an experimental jaunt into a new medium.

Greenville Chamber of Commerce
TD Bank Gallery
24 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Sybil Bowen
This is a new medium for me.  As a rule, I am an oil painter so this is a different departure and I find it lots of fun! I am proud to be a MNP. What a wonderful group! Hope you enjoy our work.

Freda Drake
Reimagines images, transporting them to canvas with her unique eye and use of vibrant colors, in a technique all her own.

Bill Lewis
Retired, began art lessons with Lynn Puritt and later with Glenn Miller. Joined Monday Night Painters 10 years ago.

Carol Mann
Carol takes a realistic approach to her paintings but enjoys adding the unexpected through the use of color, perspective, and whimsy.  Most of her inspiration is drawn from her photographs of nature, people, and pets.  Carol allows her subjects to determine which medium she uses; watercolor/gouache, transparent watercolor, watercolor batik, acrylics, oils or a combination and describes her style as “Every Which Way but Loose”.

Joe Merck  
Couldn’t get his statement but will say he is the recipient of the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award.

Joan Potter
Paints for recreation and relaxation. Works with oil water color and batik.

Jo Ann Taylor
Painting is a creative process that takes me away from the world.  I paint every day, sometimes from nature and other times from my mind’s eye.

The Handlebar: Tuesday Swing Dancing December 17, 2013

TUESDAY SWING DANCE
Today, 7:00 pm

Lessons start at 7 p.m.


Paul and Ansley host the best dance around. They've been teaching swing, with an emphasis on fun, for nearly as long as there's been a Handlebar. There's always a crowd. For info, click on the Facebook link, below.


$5 to dance - Age Policy

The Handlebar: Gene Dillard's Bluegrass Jam December 17, 2013

GENE DILLARD'S BLUEGRASS JAM ... As always, the fun is free.
Today, 8:30 pm

Wanna fiddle around? Then guit on it, with Gene, Steve, John, Matt and Friends in one of the Upstate’s longest-running BLUEGRASS JAMS. Bring your banjo, Dobro, guitar, mandolin, doghouse bass or spoons and your own fun self and find out why the ’grass is always bluer on our side of Tuesday nights. As always, the fun is free.


Free in the bar - Age Policy




The Handlebar: Soulful Christmas with Delvin Choice December 18, 2013

"The Voice's" DELVIN CHOICE in SOULFUL CHRISTMAS, to benefit South Carolina Youth Advocate Program feat BIG TEZ SHERARD, WHITNEY WALTERS, JAMIE WRIGHT, TAMEKA SIMMONS DIAZ, CRAIG SORRELLS and KELLY JO
Tomorrow, 8:00 pm

"The Voice's" DELVIN CHOICE in SOULFUL CHRISTMAS, to benefit South Carolina Youth Advocate Program

Flamboyant contestant from "The Voice" pitches in to help kids in major fund-raising event


Everyone who knows Delvin Choice knows that the Greenville entertainer should have won – or, at least, gone waaaay further than he did – on NBC’s “The Voice” last August. But nothing, not even an appearance on an Emmy-winning reality show, can keep a good man down. And Delvin’s a good man; even The Hollywood Reporter called him a “colorful personality.” Delvin’s also a classically trained musician, and he’s giving his all Soulful Christmas, a top-shelf benefit to raise funds South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP, see link below) and for toys for children for the holidays. Joining Delvin are some of the Upstate’s hottest talents, including Big Tez Sherard (renowned drummer for bluesman Mac Arnold, among others); inimitable songstress Whitney Walters and vocalist Jamie Wright; hornmeister Craig Sorrells; Tameka Simmons Diaz; Kelly Jo; and more. The event also spotlights children and youths who’ve come out of the foster-care system. A dynamic, powerful holiday party awaits, so get your tickets before they’re gone. (Donations of toys, clothes, cash appreciated!)


$15. (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy

The Reserve at Lake Keowee: Sean David Anderson December 20, 2013



December 20, 7:00 p.m. at Founders Hall at The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Sean David Anderson is a critically acclaimed operatic baritone singer, who began his career at the age of 10. Some of his notable achievements include debuting with New York City Opera in the fall of 2007 as the Judge in Margaret Garner, performing the role of Marcello in Baz Luhrman's Bohème on Broadway, and singing the title role in the Italian premiere of Argento's Casanova. Most recently, Anderson performed Iago in Sarasota Opera’s take on Verdi’s Otello, debuted the role of Valentin with the Indianapolis Opera's production of Faust, performed as Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore with Opera New Jersey, and closed 2012 with Knoxville Opera’s Die Fledermaus.



All events free and open to the public
All guests are kindly asked to RSVP to Kathryn Gravely, Executive Director for The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation, by calling (864) 481-4010 or sending an email to kgravely@reservekeowee.com.





 

The Handlebar: Second to None, 3&20 and Silvermane December 20, 2013

SECOND TO NONE, with 3 & 20 and SILVERMANE Three bands! Only five bucks! An Upstate holiday special (NOTE: Early Show Time!
Friday, December 20, 2013, 8:30 pm


Modern rock with a dash of country/hip-hop decks The Handlebar hall


Second To None brings a post-grunge sophistication to Upstate rock with a sound reminiscent of Three Days Grace, Seether, Three Doors Down and, even at times, Staind. After opening here for Pop Evil and Appetite for Destruction and participating in Gorilla Productions showcases and fundraisers, the band’s headlining their own show in anticipation of the Jan. 14 release of their CD, “Release Me.” Second to None’s driving, radio-friendly tunes offer a big sound compliments of the velvet-and-hammer vocals of lead singer Barry Soltes, along with the brave addition of a cello; their four years together have polished a tight, harmony-laced punch. Sharing the bill is 3 & 20, an Easley band that mixes things up with a mashup of country, hip-hop and R&B. Rounding out the bill is Silvermane, a new addition to the Upstate’s music scene, with a post-punk sharpness that even has a bit of a Brit-pop feel. (As always click on the links below to hear their music, then see ’em live -- for only $5!)


Only $5 - Age Policy

The Handlebar: The Work's 12th Annual Christmas Jam December 21, 2013

THE WORK'S 12th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JAM, featuring PETER ROWAN
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 8:00 pm

THE WORK'S 12th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JAM, featuring PETER ROWAN

Free Mexican Airforce's commandante joins Upstate's biggest holiday benefit-bash


The legendary Peter Rowan takes this year’s Christmas Jam to heights as high as his own Free Mexican Airforce. Yes, the guitarist/mandolinist/vocalist-yodler, who once belonged to Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, has joined the Upstate’s biggest, jammin’-est holiday bash. The Work’s 12th annual Jam also features Daniel Hutchens of Bloodkin; Jeff Sipe Trio; and Cravin’ Melon. Hutchens has performed with the likes of Lou Reed, Gov’t Mule and Widespread Panic; Sipe, drummer for Leftover Salmon, has worked with Bela Fleck, Waylon Jennings and Lucinda Williams; and nobody can get enough of Cravin’s “Sweet Tea.” Past jams have included the likes of Grammy Award winners Yonrico Scott and Kofi Burbridge, of Derek Trucks Band; John Keane, legendary producer for R.E.M. and Indigo Girls; Kevin Harris of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band; and many more. Sponsored by Croft Architecture and benefiting Meals on Wheels, the jam always packs out the concert hall and often jams the stage. Get your tickets now!


$18 in Advance / $21 Day of Show (proceeds from ticket sales benefit Meals on Wheels) (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy

Drivin N Cryin w/ Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project December 26, 2013

DRIVIN N CRYIN with special guests ED ROLAND (of Collective Soul) & THE SWEET TEA PROJECT

At the Handlebar
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 8:30 pm

Goin' Straight To Hell in day-after-Christmas cabin-fever cureall with South's rock gods


Far as we’re concerned, Drivin n Cryin has reached rock-gods status. A rockumentary, an acclaimed catalog and, of course, tons of fan-love. Since 1985, the Atlanta band has always thrown down shows you’re not likely to forget (except for, well, the beer/whiskey thing.) “Crunching hard rock is the ‘drivin’ part, brittle countryish balladry the ‘cryin,’ with the two linked by a heavy dose of Led Zeppelinphilia,” Rolling Stone raves. And what makes this Handlebar show even more compelling: the addition of Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project. Roland, the charismatic, velvet-voice frontman for Collective Soul, and his new project have released Devils ‘n Darlins, a “playfully dangerous,” neo-Nashville hipsters’ delight, says Wilkes-Barre, PA’s Weekender. “Ed Roland has no problem showing off his roots, with an elegantly inspired back-porch charm and inimitable songwriting nerve; think Collective Soul’s rock candy served up with a little grits ‘n gravy.” Tasty. Very tasty, indeed.


$15 (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy


Taylor Moore, Youth Model and Mark Webb December 27, 2013

TAYLOR MOORE, YOUTH MODEL and MARK WEBB Holiday special! Only $5!
At the Handlebar
Friday, December 27, 2013, 8:30 pm

TAYLOR MOORE, YOUTH MODEL and MARK WEBB

Homegrown triple bill celebrates Greenville pop, rock, blues, Americana talent0


One of ‘em’s coming home, one of ‘em’s leaving for exotic lands, and one’s playing a hometown show, a buffet of pop, rock, blues and Americana. Singer/songwriter Mark Webb kicks things off with Americana-tinged rock that has earned him opening slots for Justin Townes Earle and Truth & Salvage Co., among others. Next up, Greenville’s Matt Holmes has a new band you’ll hear more about, Youth Model, celebrating their critically acclaimed debut CD, “All New Scars.” “It’s hard to imagine a modern radio station that would pass up on the pop gems” on the album, SC Music Guide says. “Holmes has created a pretty amazing-sounding record,” with a synth-pop sound of the ’80s mixed with an alt-pop feel of artists like Mathew Sweet. Capping off the night is Taylor Moore, the guitar slinger who’s heading off to Thailand. But before he goes, he finishes off this big show with his greasy, funky rock-blues. And all for only $5, a true holiday treat. (As always, click on the links below for their music.)


Only $5 ... ! Note early show time - Age Policy


The Peace Center: The Wizard of Oz December 31-January 05, 2013

The Peace Center presents,
The Wizard of Oz


December 31, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014


Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar - winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart's desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family.

WizardofOzTheMusical.com

AGGG: Guest Artist Barbara Stoop January 03-30, 2014

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville Welcomes January 2014 Guest Artist Barbara Stoop

Opening Reception on Friday, January 3, 6 - 9 pm

200 N. Main St. Suite 104, Greenville, SC

Barbara Stoop is a paper artist and started her craft of paper cutting in 1994.  She is especially attracted to the folk art designs of Eastern Europe and Poland. Her paper cuttings have been on display in shows by the Guild of American Papercutters at the Biltmore House in North Carolina.  "Often my work contains religious themes, which reflects my profession for the past 33 years as an ordained Presbyterian minister.  I have been a pastor for the past 26 years at Westminster Presbyterian Church, in Greenville, SC."

The Artistry: Nowhere/Now, Here January 03, 2014

The Artistry Gallery and Workshops presents:
Nowhere/ Now, Here: Sculpture and drawings of Carey Morton

Frist Friday, January 3rd
Opening reception: 6-9pm

12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Jennifer Lynne Ziemann: First Fridays January 03, 2014

Friday Night, January 3rd, 2014.

Expanding Heart and Spirit Art Studio will be having a New Year Sale.
30% all items from 6-9pm

1278 Pendleton Street
Studio 4 Above Clemson

Clemson: Jeanet S. Dreskin Exhibit January 06-26, 2014

Jeanet S. Dreskin: The World's Her Oyster: 70 Years Making Art


Acorn Gallery
Clemson University Center for Visual Arts
Clemson, SC 29634

Friday, January 24
Gallery Talk from 5:30-6pm
Reception from 6-8pm
Lee Gallery

Paintings included in this exhibition are from the artist's studio, from collections of the Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina State Museum, South Carolina State Art Collection, Pickens County Art Museum, Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, Spartanburg Art Museum, Palmetto Bank, Hampton III Gallery, and from private collectors.

Jeanet's work is in the collections of The Smithsonian National Museum of American Art; Imperial Chemicals of Mancester, England; Strobel of West Sohne, Munich, Germany; Guild Hall Museum of East Hampton, Long Island, New York; Zimmerli Museum of Rutgers University; Georgia Musuem of Art; Asheville Museum; Columbia South Carolina Museum of Art; Gibbes Museum of Art; Greenville Health System; Wells Fargo National Bank; and the Federal Reserve Bank of Charlotte, NC.

Jeanet is represented in Greenville by the Hampton III Gallery.

The Handlebar: NOAH with Alex Hunnicutt & Sam Burchfield January 09, 2014

NOAH with special guests ALEX HUNNICUTT and SAM BURCHFIELD
Thursday, January 09, 2014, 7:00 pm

Greer teen and YouTube sensation rocks with a full band to celebrate his debut CD


(NOTE: Early show time!) Here’s something of a familiar Handlebar story. One night just over a year ago, a youngster from Greer played to a small crowd here. Five days later, said youngster, who’s only 19 and goes by the mononymous Noah, appeared on the Today show (he's also been on Leno). Anyway, it seems that right after his second Handlebar show, he had made a video of himself covering LMFAO’s tune, “Sexy And I Know It.” The video went viral to the tune of 18 million views. Now he's returning for his third Handlebar show, a hometown CD release party that’s bound to be packed. His wildly acclaimed new album, “Among The Wildest Things,” departs from the cover songs that landed him a management deal with Selena Gomez’s people; this project, produced by the legendary Rick Beato (Shinedown), showcases all-original, all Noah-made material. “Wow,” the Examiner says of the teen's debut album. “His voice is intoxicating, full of emotion, vulnerability, soul and passion.” Expect huge things. We know.


$12 (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy


GSO: Mostly British January 11, 2014

GSO Spotlight Series
Mostly British

Our GSO Spotlight Series compliments your symphony experience with three charming chamber music programs that feature small ensembles of two to six GSO musicians at Centre Stage Theatre.

Sat. jan 11
2pm & 7pm

Malcolm Arnold
Woodwind Quintet, Op. 2
Frank Bridge Sally in Our Alley
Frank Bridge Cherry Ripe
Gustav Holst  Wind Quintet in A-flat, Op. 14 (H67)
Astor Piazzolla  arr. A.
Wiebecke-Gottstein,
Three Tangos

"The British are coming! The British are coming," accompanied by an Argentinean, in this delightful program of chamber music.

CBT: In / Humanity January 11, 2014

In / Humanity
HERNAN JUSTO, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

www.carolinaballet.org/season-performances/in-humanity
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2014
7:30 pm | Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center



PERFORMANCE TICKETS

$25 per ticket



In service of Greenville’s Year of Altruism, which encourages a return to humanity and service among local businesses and organizations, CBT will perform a unique work, custom created for YOA. This original ballet will highlight the struggle of everyday people to positively contribute to society and enrich the lives of others, and examine the inner turmoil experienced by individuals when deciding between a base, selfish existence and the intrinsic joy of giving to others.


The Year of Altruism is a community-wide movement, powered by humanity, running from August 2013 to June 2014. To learn more, visit yearofaltruism.org.

Arts Center of Clemson: portfoilo prep for students January 11, 2014

Arts Center of Clemson: Portfoilo Prep for Middle & High School:

Do you know a young artist that is interested in applying for a summer, high school, or college art program?  This focused workshop is just what they need to help make their work shine!

The workshop will focus on how to build a strong portfolio and the best presentation of the artist's work.  Students are asked to bring their sketchbook, current work and art supplies for their medium.  

The workshop will be held this Saturday, January 11, 2013  from 10am-noon. 

The charge for this 2 hour workshop is $20.00 each. Please reply to info@explorearts.org or call 864-633-5051 to register. Payment can be made by credit card at time of calling or by a check at the door.  

Parents are asked to plan on staying for the first fifteen minutes of the class and to return at 11:30 a.m. for the last 30 minutes of class.

Please forward this email to anyone you know that are making plans to apply for an art program or are just interested in visual arts.

The instructor, Dana Howard,  taught art history and visual language at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities for 11 years. During that time she helped adjudicate student applications for all of the Governor's School Visual Arts Programs, both summer and residential. In addition, Dana has assisted countless Governors’ school students as they prepare portfolios for successful college admissions and National Portfolio Day.

Tommye M. Hurst, Executive Director
212 Butler Street
Clemson, SC 29631
864-633-5051

Art and Chautauqua | Rising to the Occasion January 12, 2014

Art & Chautauqua | Rising to the Occasion
Sunday, January 12, 2014


Two shows:
2:00 and 3:30pm


Art captures moments of time, in space. History is a collection of those moments. And at Art & Chautauqua you can experience both - when History comes to life through Art. In this illustrated discussion, the audience is challenged to visualize and re-live four decisive moments in history when Patrick Henry, Robert Smalls, Clara Barton and Harry Truman stepped out of obscurity and “Rose to the Occasion.” And as always at Chautauqua, you the audience are a part of the show. Art & Chautauqua is so popular two shows have been scheduled.

Greenville County Museum of Art, 420 College St, Greenville, 29601
Museum admission, parking & programs - all FREE.
More info: (864) 244-1499 or greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org


 

Vino & Van Gogh: Phil Garrett Acrylics Class January 14-15, 2014

Phil Garrett will be teaching a 2-day workshop based on Golden Acrylics at Vino & van Gogh next Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am-4pm (Jan. 14 + 15).

To sign up: http://www.vinoandvangogh.net/products/phil-garret-photo-class?start=1389693600000&end=1389693600000

Marquin Campbell
www.marquindesigns.com :: jewelry & art
www.vinoandvangogh.net  :: painting instruction
YardArt Greenville :: signs to celebrate every occasion
864 434 3054

The Handlebar: Against Me! January 16, 2014

AGAINST ME! with special guests THE SIDEKICKS and THE SHONDES


Thursday, January 16, 2014, 8:30 pm

AGAINST ME!

Post-gender transition is only part of pre-CD-release explosion for Florida punk rockers


Against Me! has to be the world’s most defiantly honest, relentlessly anarchic and exhaustively searching hardcore/punk-rock band. See, lead singer Tom Gabel isn’t Tom Gabel anymore, she’s Laura Jane Grace, and she’s still the lead singer of a band whose fire gets ever hotter through 16 years. This, despite more personnel changes than many bands that last even half that long; new additions include drummer Atom Willard of Rocket From the Crypt and Inge Johansson of The (International) Noise Conspiracy on bass. With Grace’s longtime sidekick, guitarist James Bowman, the Florida band now unleashes even more fresh energy – akin to adding solar panels to a nuclear reactor. Reviews are breathless, too, with critics like the Twin Cities (Minn.) Daily Planet calling the band an “elemental force.” And we get to catch them just before the release of their new CD, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. You can bet that as soon as that album hits, AM!’s star will explode well beyond The Handlebar.


$17 (incl sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy

Peace Center: Don Williams January 17, 2014

Known as "the gentle giant," Don Williams's laid back style and imposing stage presence has been thrilling audiences for decades. With a Country Music Hall of Fame induction, hits like "Tulsa Time," and the critically acclaimed And So it Goes, he keeps getting better.

Friday, January 17th at 8:00pm

$25-$55

Don-Williams.com
www.peacecenter.org

The Handlebar: Rusted Root January 17, 2014

RUSTED ROOT with special guests CRAIG SORRELLS PROJECT
Friday, January 17, 2014, 9:00 pm

Among the top-most requested bands, jam-worldbeat fusion stars thump up your winter


Hailed as “the songsmiths of a veritable soundtrack to the ’90s,” as Jambands.com says, the ever-enduring and perpetually relevant Pittsburgh band marks 20 years and its seventh album, “The Movement.” Integrating a Grateful Dead-style jam-heavy rock with the percussion influences of Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, the sextet has “become good at embracing their musical past, even while moving ahead” (Jambands.com again). And their live shows are chock full of movement, too, a glinting, thumping sonic “Ecstasy” – the title of another of their mid-’90s breakout singles. At a CD release show in Kansas City, “the crowd had worked itself into a frenzy … the band had fulfilled its mission: It played to this packed room … as if it had been an amphitheater, and that was the real reason to celebrate.” Big band, huge crowd, rich history, thick sounds – that’s a big deal. And Rusted Root, among Handle-fans’ most-asked-for acts, returns to shake your winter into some serious Movement.


$22 (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy


Jade Castle Studios: Al-ter-na-tive January 18-25, 2014

Opening January 18th - Live Music, Wine, and Snacks
7am - 10pm
Closing January - Wine and Snacks
7am - 10pm


Open by appointment Jan 20th-23, and 1-6 Jan. 24th
We are still accepting submissions. Email submission to tag alternative@gmail.com
ART SHOW EVENT INVITE FB


This is not your typical art show in Greenville. It will be a fun unique art event featuring some of Greenville's best artists, presenting fresh exciting work! A spectacular evening of art live music and video projection. You don't want to miss this!


Jade Castle Studios
501 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC
864-382-7810

Centre Stage: Greg Flint + Paul Flint January 21-March 17, 2014

Come see the Brothers Flint in their new exhibit at Centre Stage.
January 17 - March 17, 2014

Centre Stage
501 River StreetGreenville, SC 29601

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00pm

Clemson: Jeanet Dreskin - 70 Years of Art January 22-February 06, 2014

Jeanet S. Dreskin - 70 Years of Making Art
Center for Visual Arts, Clemson University: Lee Gallery and Acorn Gallery
January 6- February 13, 2014

You are invited to attend the gallery talk on Friday, January 24, 2014,at 5:30pm and reception from 6pm to 8pm at the Lee Gallery and the AcornGallery, Clemson University, for a solo exhibition of paintings byJeanet S. Dreskin.  Included in the exhibition are new works from theartist's studio, as well as works from the collections of GreenvilleCounty Museum of Art, South Carolina State Museum, South Carolina StateArt Collection, Chapman Cultural Center, Pickens Museum, Palmetto Bank,CU-ICAR,  Hampton III Gallery and from private collections.

 

 

Jeanet's work is in the collections of the Smithsonian National Museumof American Art; Imperial Chemicals of Manchester, England; Strobel ofWest Sohne, Munich; Guild Hall Museum of Art of East Hampton, LongIsland, NY; Zimmerli Museum of Rutgers University; Georgia Museum ofArt; Asheville Museum; Columbia South Carolina Museum of Art; GibbsMuseum of Art; Greenville Health System; Wells Fargo National Bank; and,the Federal Reserve Bank of Charlotte, NC.

 

 Jeanet is represented in Greenville by Hampton III Gallery.

 

Centre Stage: Rock n' Roll January 23-February 15, 2014

Rock n' Roll
January 23rd - February 15th 2014

Centre Stage does it again with a tremendous original concert of favorite tunes through the ages. We capture the tunes you've carried with you since childhood with yet another Rock n' Roll presentation that brings the house down every night. We're gonna bring you the first 3 decades of rock n' roll as we go back to the roots of the most popular music ever created!

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604

GSO: Ardent Romantics January 25-26, 2014

Sat. January 25, 8pm
Sun. Janusry 26, 3pm

WagnerDie Meistersinger,
Prelude
Wagner Tristan und Isolde,
Prelude and Liebestod
Wagner Ride of the Valkyries
Rachmaninoff  Symphony
No. 3, Op. 44, A minor

Celebrate the 200th birthday of German Composer Richard Wagner with an evening dedicated to his genius. The evening culminates with the exciting world of dark passion, striking lyricism and triumph in the Greenville premier of the Third Symphony by the fervent Russian romantic, Sergei Rachmaninoff.

The Ward: Curiosities January 25, 2014

Saturday, January 25th from 5 -8 PM at THE WARD artists studio

Curious guests are also invited to our after party at Gringos, where you will continue to be amazed and entertained with Strange and Unusual Music by WASTED WINE featuring Discordia Arts.

Give your "Curiosities" ticket to your Gringos server and your first house drink is FREE!! (good only during the after party)

Your ticket price includes: Entrance to the Curiosities Art Show, One raffle ticket, Curious refreshments, After Party at Gringos, One Free Gringos house drink
http://www.zvents.com/greenville_sc/events/show/369023998-curiosities

Tickets: $3 in advance/$5 at the door

Suzanne Vitti, Kay Larch, Neil Medlin, Suny Mullarkey McGowan, Lindsay McPhail, April Ranae, Kim Sholly,

Guest Artists: Allen Coleman, Paul Flint, Diane Kilgore Condon, Oddity Collector: Jeff Zaglin, The "ArtCade", DJ Bobby, Curated by SHINOLA

GLT: 24 Hour Play Festival January 25, 2014

24 Hour Play Festival
January 25th – ONE NIGHT ONLY!


8 pm Tickets only $10.00!!

Studio 444 proudly presents the 24 Hour Play Festival.  Writers begin the evening of January 24th, creating new plays and incorporating features selected previously by Greenville Little Theatre guests.  Scripts are handed to actors the next morning, where they are read, rehearsed, and performed the same night!  Join us for a truly unique evening of original plays!

Order online: http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/online-ticket-purchase
Or get them at the door, 
or call the BOX OFFICE AT
864-233-6238 

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College St
Greenville SC 29601
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org 

Keith Davis Trio - Free Concert January 27, 2014

Please join us for an evening of live music!
Monday, January 27th


The concert will be at Spartanburg Methodist University in Gibbs Auditorium in Ellis Hall.

It starts at 7:00 pm, and admission is free and open to the public.

Keith
--


www.innergroovemusic.com

Peace Center: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess January 28-February 02, 2014

The Peace Center presents,
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess


Jan. 28th, 2014 - Feb. 2, 2014


Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, the great American Opera, THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, is hitting  the road in a stunning new staging, including such legendary songs as "Summertime," and "I Got Plenty of Nothing."

This classic story is set in Charleston's fabled Catfish Row, where the beautiful Bess struggles to break free from her scandalous past, and the only one who can rescue her is the crippled but courageous Porgy. Porgy and Bess' relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theater's most exhilarating love stories.

PorgyandBessTheMusical.com

PorgyandBesstheMusical.com

Port City Java: Winter Art Exhibit January 30-March 31, 2014

Ceramics by Catherine Duvall
Photography by Chuck Morton
Encaustics by Roger Bruckner

Port City Java
11 S. Main Street
Greenville, SC

Show Opens: January 17
Show Ends: March 31

Port City Java Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 6:30am-10pm
Friday: 6:30am - 11pm
Saturday: 7:30am-11pm
Sunday: 7:30am-10pm

For more information about the show:
Call (864) 979-9041

Wetzel: Janina Tukarski Ellis Exhibit January 30, 2014

A Parallelization of the City of Greenville and the City of Munich

Janina Tukarski Ellis has spent numerous years traveling back and forth between Munich, Germany, and Greenville, SC. Both are artistically inspirational cities. Both at home. Whether depicting the humid and languid summer afternoons in Falls Park or teh crisp and bustling winter mornings in downtown Munich, Ms. Ellis strives to capture and record the feelings of 'home' evoked from the memory of both cities.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 6-9pm

Wetzel Office
511 Pettigru Street
Greenville, SC
(864) 286-1177

SCCT: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type January 31-February 09, 2014

CLICK CLACK MOO: COWS THAT TYPE OPENS NEXT FRIDAY, JAN. 31-FEB. 9
Beat the winter blues and warm up with Farmer Brown and his animals in this delightful musical based on the popular children’s book by Doreen Cronin.
Don’t forget about our 1st Sunday $16 tickets for all at 5:30pm!


Performance Dates & Time

Friday, January 31 at 7pm
Saturday, February 1 at 1:30pm and 5:30pm
Sunday, February 2 at 1:30pm and 5:30pm

Friday, February 7 at 7pm
Saturday, February 8 at 1:30pm and 5:30pm
Sunday, February 9 at 1:30pm

**Special price of $16/person for this performance only
All other performances are $26/adult and $17/children 18 & under.

Performances are held at the
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Greenville, SC

http://www.scchildrenstheatre.org/onstage-tickets/onstage/click-clack
http://www.scchildrenstheatre.org/images/PDF/auditions/click_cast.pdf

Chautauqua: Opening Night Benefit Show January 31, 2014

Opening night Chautauqua Benefit Show Fri Jan 31


An Evening with Marie Curie


Fabulous desserts and a private intimate performance with Susan Frontczak as Marie Curie

7:30pm Fine Arts Center (next to Wade Hampton HS)

Tickets:  $30  For more information caroline@greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org

Mail checks to: Greenville Chautauqua, 11 Rock Side Ct, Greenville, SC 29615 

Purchase today via a secure Paypal transaction. You do not need a Paypal account, just a credit card.

Foothills Philharmonic: "Chamber Concert" February 01, 2014

“Chamber Concert”
Saturday, Feb. 1st, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Reception to follow performance.


Cannon Centre
204 Cannon St., Greer, SC 29651
(Near Greer City Park, 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer, SC 29651)

Admission is FREE.


For more information please call (864) 268-8743. 

The Handlebar: Robyn Hitchcock February 01, 2014

ROBYN HITCHCOCK - solo-acoustic NOTE: Early Show Time!


At the Handlebar
Saturday, February 01, 2014, 8:30 pm


Whimsical, surreal British cult hero returns with new CD


When Rolling Stone decides to review your new album, that’s one thing, and when they give it 4 out of (nearly impossible) 5 stars and call you a “psychedelic cult hero” and then goes on to praise the record as “delightful, incisive” and “one of his recent best,” why, you’re an icon yourself: Robyn Hitchcock. Robyn’s latest album, Love From London, joins his two-dozen-plus other releases and furthers his reputation is “one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters,” says Allmusic, which adds: “Hitchcock has continued to develop his whimsical repertoire, deepen his surreal catalog and expand his devoted audience beyond the boundaries of cult stature. He is among alternative rock's father figures.” Now he returns, solo-acoustic, with decades’ worth of songs filled with “chiming folk-rock grace and slippery black humor” (Rolling Stone again), as well as his keen wit and even the occasional evocation of fellow Briton, John Lennon. A remarkable evening of influential music.


$18 (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) - Age Policy


Chautauqua: Marie Curie February 01-02, 2014

Marie Curie: Passion, Ambition & the Price paid | a FREE Chautauqua History Alive show

Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2 at 2pm

Meet Marie Curie, the obsessive genius who ushered in the age of atomic physics and opened the door of science, performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreter Susan Frontczak. Born in obscurity, a woman in a man's world, Marie Curie became the era’s most decorated scientist. Daring vision, curiosity and bone crushing work led her to the needle in the haystack. Experience her personal tragedy, patriotic passion, courageous dreams, and the towering achievements - which eventually took her life. As always at Chautauqua, you the audience are a part of the show - and the show is FREE.

Wade Hampton HS Auditorium, 100 Pine Knoll Dr, Greenville, 29609
more info:  (864) 244-1499 or greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org

Opening night benefit show will be held Friday January 31 at 7:30 at the Fine Arts Center, 102 Pine Knoll Dr, Greenville, SC 29609.  Fabulous desserts and a private intimate performance and personal time with Susan Frontczak as Marie Curie.  Limited number of tickets $30 call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org

Centre Stage: Phoenix February 04-11, 2014

Centre Stage's Tuesday Night Fringe Series presents:
Phoenix
By Scott Organ

February 4th & 11th, 2014

When Bruce and Sue meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night -stand, both are forced to consider a whole new world of possibility, though not one free of difficulty and loss. A dramatic comedy about courage.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
www.centrestage.org

I.C.P. Workshops: Learn to Knit February 06, 2014

Indie Craft Parade presents a series of events and workshops for learning and making.

Learn to Knit


with Deb Potter of Merciful Hearts Farm
When: Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 7 PM – 10 PM / Where: Tealoha, 131 E McBee Ave Greenville, SC 29601 / Cost: $25

https://tito.io/indie-craft-parade/2013---2014-workshops

Thompson Gallery: "Beautiful Ruins" February 06-March 07, 2014

Beautiful Ruins
Photography by Terri Bright


February 6 - March 7, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6th, 6:00-7:30pm

Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building
Furman University, Greenville, SC
info:864.294.2074

Terri Bright is Associate Professor of Art at Furman University where she teaches photography and drawing. Beautiful Ruins features work made during Bright's most recent sabbatical in 2012, and includes images from Florida, Nova Scotia, Namibia and South Africa.

Warehouse Theatre: August Osage County February 07-March 01, 2014

August, Osage County
Feb. 7 - 9, 13 - 16, 20 - 23, 27 - 28, Mar 1
By: Tracy Letts
Directed by: Roy Fluhrer


When the alcoholic patriarch of the Weston clan disappears, the family comes together to confront buried tensions, explosive secrets, and the unspoken truths that bind them together. At the center of this extended family is Violet, the volatile, pill-popping grandmother and one of the most unforgettable characters in modern theatre. August: Osage County is a tour de force.

First Fridays Gallery Crawl February 07, 2014







Mission Statement:
To promote visual art awareness in our community and provide a venue for showcasing emerging and established artists that are represented in our professional galleries. To combine resources of gallery owners and artists to create beneficial exposure for both.

First Friday's Format:
The first Friday of each month Upstate South Carolina’s art galleries and venues are open from 6 pm to 9 pm year round offering local, regional, and national talents. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, wood works, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community.

10 Central Avenue Studios
Allison Anne Studio
Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville
Artistry Workshops and Gallery
Bryan Hiott Studio
Buntin Studio & Artworks
The Charmed Nest
Color of Grey Studios
Dabney Mahanes and Denise Waldrep Studios and Gallery
Daly Designs
Doug Young Studios
Ellis Gallery & Studio
Greenville Makers
Grushovenko Gallery
The Henderson Gallery
Julie Hughes Shabkie Studio and Gallery
Les Beaux Arts Gallery
Mobili Farm Tables
Patricia Kilburg
Riverworks
Skivers Book Craft Studio LLC & Blue Door Gallery
Studio 12B, Suzanne Bodson
Studio 201 Art Crossing
The William Felton School of Crafts
T.L. Norris Gallery





Younts Center: CBT on Tour February 07, 2014

February 7, 7:30pm

Carolina Ballet Theatre works to encourage and engage the next visionaries in artistry and choreography. In this production, audiences will see the versatility and innovation that makes CBT special. This presentation features the best original works by CBT resident choreographers Francesca Genovese, Madeline Jazz, Matt Harvey and Artistic Director Hernan Justo. The performances serve as examples of contemporary works with classical ballet techniques.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC

For information on how to buy tickets or to find out more about the Younts Center, Fountain Inn:  www.yountscenter.org

Art & Light: "The Days Lost" Book Release & Art Show February 08, 2014

Art & Light presents: "The Days Lost Book Release and Art Show"
Reception and book signing: Saturday, February 8, 12pm - 3pm


Join us at Art & Light for a unique show where art and literature collide. Come see artwork influenced by Shannon McCrimmon's latest book, The Days Lost. Featuring works by: Kent Ambler, Annie Koelle, Paul Flint, Tim Speaker, Sheila Lutringer, Chris Jones, Sarah Mandell and Josh Mandell.

The Days Lost: meet the Author:
On the heels of her high school graduation, Ellie Morales is spending her summer vacation in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her dad and brother, Jonah. Having lost their mother only months earlier, all of them are trying to cope with the loss in their own way.

Part routine, part escape, running is Ellie's way of dealing with her grief. Shortly after sunrise each morning Ellie and her dog, Bosco, set out for a lengthy run on the path that passes by her house and leads deep into the woods of the Blue Ridge Mountains. One fateful morning, Ellie is lead off the trail and discovers a secret that will change her life, as well as the lives of the family she meets, forever. One member of this mysterious family is Sam Gantry, who seems unlike any guy she's ever known.

This meeting sparks a series of events, causing Ellie to question everything she's ever known and believed. The more she learns about Sam and his family, the more she wants to help find the missing puzzle pieces.

Art & Light
4 Aberdeen Drive
Greenville, SC 29605

All titled by the author will be available for sale at the reception.

Younts Center: Glenn Miller Orchestra February 08, 2014

February 8, 3 & 7:30 pm

The most popular and sought after big band int eh world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 lived dates a year all around the world.

Younts Center for the Performing Arts
315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
864-409-1050

For information on how to buy tickets or to find out more about the Younts Center, Fountain Inn:  www.yountscenter.org

 

Peace Center: Soweto Gospel Choir February 09, 2014

Sunday, Feb 9, 2014 3:00 PM

". . . songs calculated to go straight to the heart, sung with that joyous sense of celebration and exuberance" -West Australian, Perth

The magnificent 52 strong Soweto Gospel Choir leaves all who hear it stunned with emotion. Showcasing the best vocal talent from South Africa, expect earthly rhythms, rich harmonies, acapella numbers, energetic dancing, vibrant costumes as they perform both traditional and contemporary music.

Soweto Gospel Choir has toured world wide since their founding in 2002 including appearances at Spoleto Festival in Italy. They have won multiple awards including 2003 American Gospel Music Award for "Best Choir" and 2004 Gospel Music Award's "Best International Choir." Their debut CD Voices From Heaven reached the Number 1 spot on Billboard's World Music Chart within three weeks of its US release. The choir has performed with Diana Ross, Deborah Cox, Danny K, Josh Groban, and Vusi Mahlasela and performed for numerous celebraties including Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton, Mariah Carety, Mary J Blige, and Tina Turner. Soweto Gospel Choir has also appeared as guests on NBC's "Today Show,"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

The choir also collaborated with Peter Gabriel on the song "Down to Earth," for Disney's blockbuster animated movie "Wall-E," which won a Grammy in the Best Movie Song category. The choir's albums have also won two other Grammy Awards for "Best Traditional World Music" and received a third nomination for "Best Contemporary World Music."

Tickets: $15

www.sowetogospelchoir.com/
www.thepeacecenter.org

Viva les Divas! Anatomy of Love February 09, 2014

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching.  What better way to jumpstart your week than with a few love and love-gone-wrong songs?  The Divas (Jean Calvert and Whitney Walters) with the 6-piece Dale Burke Band have hand-picked songs from the vocalists of The Great American Songbook and are bringing them to The Warehouse Theatre this Sunday evening, Feb. 9th, at 8 pm, in their show ANATOMY OF LOVE.

Sunday, February 9th at 8:00 PM

Tickets are $25 and are available online here:  http://www.warehousetheatre.com/extras.

You may also call the box office at 864-235-6948.  

Seats are limited, so get your reservations now!  

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta St.
Greenville, SC 29601

Riverworks Gallery: NETWORK February 10-23, 2014

RIVERWORKS Gallery presents Network, Greenville Technical College Visual Arts Faculty and Staff


On view now through February 23, 2014

Artists’ Reception: February 7, First Friday, 6-9 PM

Network showcases the creative excellence of the faculty and staff of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Greenville Technical College.

The exhibition features work from Shane Howell, Jim Horner, Zane Logan, Linda McCune, Patrick Owens, Enid Williams, Fleming Markel, Kara Bender, Carly Drew, and Nancy Elhers. Both themes and media are broad-based, including contemporary strategies as diverse as autobiographical narratives to culturally/socially inspired themes.

Network is representative of the department’s diverse curriculum, including sculpture, painting, drawing and photography.

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is comprised of seven areas of visual arts concentration:  drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, digital media, and art history. The program prepares students for employment in graphic art or digital media as well as offering a strong foundation for students interested in pursuing four-year university degrees in studio or applied arts. 

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College.  The gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.  For more information call, (864) 271-0679 or email, fleming.markel@gvltec.edu or visit www.gvltec.edu/vpa/ and click on RIVERWORKS.

1-5 PM, Tuesday through Sunday

AGGG: Melody Meredith Davis Exhibit February 10-28, 2014

Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville's February guest artist is Melody Meredith Davis


Davis' pencild drawings capture both the depth and range of emotional expression through the human form, an she finds endless inspiration from those who surround her.
She states, "I love the challenge of painting and the immediate energy of digital photography, but it is the clarity of pencil drawing that is the best therapy.

200 N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864.239.3882
www.artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am to 6pm, Sun 1 to 5pm

 

T.L. Norris Gallery: "La Ville d L'Amour" February 10-March 29, 2014

T.L. Norris Gallery presents “La Ville de L’Amour” beginning February 7 from 5:30-9pm


T.L. Norris Gallery opens a romantic window into cities around the world in its second annual Cityscapes show.  Come First Friday, February 7, to see beautiful works that showcase familiar views from hidden side streets of Greenville to the river walks of Paris and more. 

Proving that Greenville is a city for lovers, gallery veteran Jacki Newell features intimate scenes of Main Street strolls and Falls Park glimpses.  Faye Vander Veer takes you on Paris bike rides along the Seine and into intimate conversations at side street cafes.  New gallery artist Russell Jewell captures couples walking hand in hand through London, Amsterdam, and right here in Greenville.

Peace Center: Buddy Guy & Johnny Lang February 11, 2014

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 7:30 PM


At 76, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy is an influence on titans like Hendrix, Clapton. . . and Jonny Lang. Join us for an incredible evening as they serve up some sizzling electric blues.

Buddy Guy has received 6 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (the most any artists has received), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. In 2012, he was awarded the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to American culture. Also in 2012, he published his long-awaited memoir, When I Left Home, and released Live at Legends, which has been nominated for Best New Recording in the Living Blues Awards.

At the age of 16, Jonny Lang found incredible success with the release of his major label debut album Lie To Me. Sixteen years later, with the release of his newest album, Fight For My Soul, he is entering a chapter where he has found his true voice. The album defies categorization by a single genre. It is defined by textured arrangements, broad worldview, gorgeous vocal melodies, and expressive guitar playing. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to interact with some of the most respected legends in music, including Buddy Guy.

Tickets: $45 - $65

www.buddyguy.net
www.jonnylang.com/

Buy Tickets


PEace Center: A Weekend with Oscar February 13, 2014

A Valentine's weekend festival of Oscar nominated films.

Nominated Films:
Blue Jasmine
Thursday, February 13, 7:00pm

The Broken Circle Breakdown
Friday, February 14, 7:00pm

Short Films:
Live Action Shorts, Saturday & Sunday,
February 15 & 16, 1:00pm

Animated Shorts, Saturday and Sunday, February 15 & 16, 3:30pm

Documentary Shorts
Saturday & Sunday, February 15 & 16, 6:00pm

http://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/live

Younts: Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra February 13, 2014

Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra
Lightly Seasoned

February 13, 7:30pm

Featuring a performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and String Orchestra by Geral Finzi, this performance is just in time for Valentine's Day. Call the box office and ask about our dinner and a show option, available for $25.

Younts Center for the Performing Arts
315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
864-409-1050

For information on how to buy tickets or to find out more about the Younts Center, Fountain Inn:  www.yountscenter.org

CMA: "Japan and the Jazz Age" February 13-April 30, 2014

Japan and the Jazz Age
On View in the Lipscomb Family Galleries
Through Sunday, April 20


Japan and the Jazz Age features a dynamic range of material, enticing visitors to discover this rich period in world history and visual culture. This exhibition recreates the energy and excitement of the Art Deco age in Japan between the two world wars-from the 1920s to 1940s. The artists celebrated in this exhibition transformed the traditional motifs in Japanese art to reflect their more cosmopolitan lifestyle while capturing the rapidly changing and modernizing Japanese culture during the jazz age, including flappers and music halls.

This beautiful and historically fascinating exhibition tells the story of how the traditional transformed into the modern. With extraordinary skill and creativity, Japanese artists married the urbane decorative styles emerging in Europe with revered forms of the past: geisha became flappers; ancient origami cranes turned into sleek, gold statuettes; kimono morphed into emblems of fashion chic. Art Deco injected new style into everything from traditional woodblock prints and textiles to sculpture. The contradictions of this epic era in world history of the 1920s and 1930s, and the astonishing innovation that can result from a clash between the old and the new are evident in Japan and the Jazz Age.

The exhibition is drawn from the Levenson Collection-one of the world's premier collections of Japanese art in the Art Deco style-and is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia under the title DECO JAPAN: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945.

This exhibition is presented through the generosity of Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina, Sylvan's Jewelers, Mikimoto (America), Dr. Suzan D. Boyd and Mr. M. Edward Sellers, Colonial Life, Fuji Photo Film, Inc., Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough LLP, Benjamin and Jerry Dell Gimarc, Robin and John Mark Dean, Smith Family Foundation, The Japan Foundation, New York, and Japan America Association of South Carolina.

 

General Info:
803.799.2810
www.columbiamuseum.org

Location:
1515 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

General Admission:
$12 or less everyday! Always FREE for members
 

CMA: "Imperial Porcelain from Japan" February 13-May 18, 2014

Meiji Magic: Imperial Porcelain from Japan
On view in the Mamie and William Andrew Treadway, Jr. Gallery 15
Through May 18


After years of shogun rule, in 1868 Japan was once again ruled by an Emperor. He took the name Meiji, which means "enlightened rule". This period is called the Meiji Restoration and lasted until 1912. The government realized that Japanese arts and crafts could be exported to answer the Western curiosity about Japanese culture and to help stabilize the Japanese economy. The province of Satsuma was a particularly important producer of porcelains and stoneware during this rich period of production.

The Satsuma ceramic pieces in this exhibition represent the characteristics that attracted collectors in the West as well as at home in Japan. The artists painted with delicate brushes, applying tiny strokes of enamel on the ceramic surface. Their compositions were intricate and highly detailed scenes of Japanese life. Each piece is unique with designs that tell stories about Japanese customs, the landscape, and life at court and in the countryside.

These images captured the imagination of turn of the century collectors just as they do today. The level of detail requires close study to uncover all the nuances of each piece. Through them, the viewer can be transported into a fantasy world of ancient Samurai and festivals under blooming sakura trees in Japan's parks.

This exhibition is sponsored by Walda Wildman, CPA, LLP.

General Info:
803.799.2810
www.columbiamuseum.org

Location:
1515 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

General Admission:
$12 or less everyday! Always FREE for members

GLT: Emile Pandolfi in concert February 14, 2014

We are thrilled once again to have Emile Pandolfi share Valentine's Day with us! An evening of romance, music, and laughter are in store!

February 14, 2014

The Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Box Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10-5
Opens at 1PM for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon performances.

GSO: Musical Jewels of the 19th Century February 15-16, 2014

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents,
Musical Jewels of the 19th Century
Benjamin Beilman, Violin

Sat. February 15th, 8pm
Sun. February 16th, 3pm

Sibelius Finlandia, Op. 26
Sibelius Violin Concerto,
Op. 47, D minor
Dvorak Symphony No. 5,
Op. 76, F Major

Go back in time and be dazzled by the musical luminosity of three nineteenth century gems. Sibelius truly enchants with Finlandia while Dvorak pulls at your heart strings with his splendid Fifth Symphony. Making his Greenville debut is the young, rising star, Benjamin Beilman, who will display his impressive virtuosity in Sibelius' Violin Concerto.

Peace Center Concert Hall

 

2nd Stage: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe February 15-23, 2014

Feb. 15-23- 2nd Stage presents: THE LION, THE WITCH and THE WARDROBE
At SCCT Headquarters- 153 Augusta Street
Scchildrenstheatre.org

The Handlebar: Rodney Crowell February 15, 2014

RODNEY CROWELL with special guests PETER COOPER and ERIC BRACE


At the Handlebar
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:30 pm


Iconic Nashville performer/writer/producer returns after blockbuster tours, albums, memoir


Being around Rodney Crowell is sublime enough, but it’s also a bit like finding yourself in the Kevin Bacon parlor game where you’re suddenly just a degree or two from some of American music’s biggest names: Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Kris Kristofferson and Vince Gill, not to mention Johnny Cash and Cash’s daughter (and Rodney’s ex-wife, Rosanne). Those relationships are the result of a career as enveloping as his magnetic shows. The Grammy-winning performer has contributed No. 1 hits like “’Til I Gain Control Again” (Crystal Gayle) and “Long Hard Road” (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), as well as several No. 1 singles with Guy Clark. Rodney's indeed a bona fide Nashville icon, so much so that it's virtually impossible to say all that needs to be said about him in space so short as this one. Suffice to say that, as soon as we announced this show, tickets started flying.


$21 (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) Note early show time. - Age Policy


Deep Winter Blues Concert & Harmonica Workshop February 15, 2014

“Deep Winter Blues Concert and Harmonica Workshop”


Saturday, February 15 at the Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center


Baby…it’s been cold outside! Come join the friends of the Pickens County Museum as “Music in the Mountains 2014” continues with the Hagood Mill hosting a free “Deep Winter Blues” concert on Saturday, February 15 from 12:00 until 3:00 in the mill site Visitor Building.

The concert will feature Steve McGaha, well known upstate blues guitarist, teacher and 2003 winner of the prestigious Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award, along with harmonica master Freddie Vanderford. Freddie’s passion for music started at an early age when he befriended legendary blues harmonica player Peg Leg Sam at the age of 16. His talent and enthusiasm for music have earned him much recognition and many awards, including the 2010 Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award, which he was awarded for "maintaining and sharing the tradition of Piedmont Blues Harp. Joining Steve and Freddie for the day will be our special guest, blues guitarist, J. Michael King. Playing the blues since 1966, Michael has absorbed many influences and mastered many styles resulting in his performances with such artists as Chuck Jackson, Bobby Lewis, Billy Joe Royal, Phil Guy and many more. For visitors to this month’s Hagood Mill event Michael will be serving up a healthy dose of the local South Carolina music known as the Piedmont Blues.

All three of these “blues cats” really wail...so come on out and hear some great music in an intimate setting! At 3:00, Freddie will offer a free blues harmonica workshop for those that bring their (key of “C”) harp. Seating is very limited and first come, first served. Come early and share a great day with the folks at Hagood Mill. The old gristmill and other demonstrations will be running from 10:00 until 4:00.

Running throughout the day, the water-powered 1845 Hagood Gristmill is one of the finest examples of nineteenth century technology in the Upstate and operates just as it has for the last century-and-a-half. In the old mill, fresh stone-ground corn meal, grits and wheat flour will be available, as well as Hagood Mill cookbooks and a variety of other mill related items.

The Hagood Mill hosts a variety of folklife and traditional arts demonstrations each month, including blacksmithing, bowl-diggingflintknapping, chair-caning, moonshining, broom-making, quilting, spinning, knitting, weaving, woodcarving, open-hearth cooking, metal-smithing, pioneer toys & games and more! 

There promises to be lots to do and lots of fun! So, head on out, enjoy some good old southern cooking prepared by the Gatehouse Restaurant and enjoy a day at the Mill. Show your support for the Mill and the Pickens County Museum by joining them at this monthly Third Saturday event. The Hagood Mill operates, rain or shine, the third Saturday of every month and is located just 3 miles north of Pickens or 5 ½ miles south of Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy 11 off SC Hwy 178 at 138 Hagood Mill Road.

Other than the Third Saturday Events the Mill Site will be closed until further notice as we continue our search for a new site manager. Until that time please do visit so to enjoy the site as a park for hiking, picnicking, and sightseeing.

“Music in the Mountains 2014” is sponsored by a private benefactor. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

For additional information please contact the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963.

ArtBomb: Fire Sale Show February 15, 2014

The ArtBomb Studios is having a Fire Sale Show this Saturday, February 15th.

Come snatch up works from years past and present as ArtBomb artists clear out their studios and make space for new work! The ArtBomb Studio will be open from 10am until the Reception/Show from 6-9pm. Stop in and visit us, or come by for a fun evening!
ArtBomb Artists:
Diane Kilgore Condon ~ Katie Walker ~ Paul Flint ~ Greg Flint ~ Alexia Timberlake Boyd ~ Teri Pena ~ Susan Young Evans ~ Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers ~ Tim Cassell ~ Katy Cassell ~ Kim Dick ~ Tim Speaker ~ Darryl DeBruhl ~ Blake Smith ~ Cathy Zaden Lea ~ Jay Owens ~ Elizabeth Shanks

ArtBomb Studios
1320 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611


http://www.artbombstudio.com/

Look for us on Facebook! (The Art Bomb Company)

Please note: Artists will be rotating through the day on a flexible schedule. All works will have sticker prices so you may purchase work even if the artist is absent. You MAY be able to negotiate the price or arrange for a payment plan directly with the artist (artist discretion). There are some great pieces (large and small!) at low prices!

The Handlebar: Arlo Guthrie February 16, 2014

The Year of Altruism and Furman University present: ARLO GUTHRIE – “Here Come The Kids" concert Tickets available thru TicketMaster and at Furman (not at The Handlebar)


At the Handlebar
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Year of Altruism and Furman University present: ARLO GUTHRIE – “Here Come The Kids" concert

Furman's McAlister Auditorium plays host to one of America’s most beloved, enduring folk legends


It’s daunting enough to be a Woodstock-era folk singer in today’s wired world; at least as daunting to be the son of a legendary activist-singer/songwriter; and even more daunting to be both—yet, Arlo Guthrie’s not only undaunted, he exudes seamless durability and the great good nature that has also made him a top-shelf humorist. Now, as part of The Year of Altruism, Arlo brings a celebration of his own: the 100th anniversary of his father’s birth. In his “Here Come The Kids” tour, Arlo carries forward the best of folk traditions, drawing from the timeless catalogues of, among others, Dave Van Ronk (the inspiration behind the new Coen brothers film, “Inside Llewyn Davis”), Pete Seeger, Arlo himself and, of course, Woody. “It's almost as if it's a double-billed father-and-son show,” says No Depression magazine, “. . . Woody seems just as alive.” In sold-out shows at The Handlebar and the Peace Center, Arlo has created coffeehouse intimacy that’s fresh, vibrant and even family friendly.


$20 advance / $25 Day of Show / $5 for students / Children ages 5 and under free! - Age Policy

llyn strong fine jewelry: strong artists reception February 16, 2014

llyn strong fine art jewelry presents: strong artists...a champagne reception featuring our greenville artists

llyn strong
tanya stiegler
kate furman
danielle miller-gilliam
mayra martin gallo
ric standridge
ryan calloway
corey hubble

february 16 4-6pm
119 n main street
greenville, sc
864.233.5900
www.llynstrong.com

Peace Voices: Poetry Event February 16, 2014

Join the Peace Voices on Sunday, February 16th for an unforgettable afternoon as youth from our community share their voices through poetry in the Peace Center's Ramsaur Studio.

Peace Center's poet-in-residence, Glenis Redmond, and teens from several area schools and all walks of life will share poems they have created in writing workshops.

Sunday February 16th at 4:00pm

Ramsaur Studio (located inside the Huguenot Mill)
101 East Broad Street
Greenville, SC

Admission is FREE, but space is limited.
RSVP to Staci Koonce, 864.679.9210
skoonce@peacecenter

Three Artists Workshop: Brenda Swenson February 17-20, 2014

Three Artists Workshops is please to present: Brenda Swenson
The Illustrated Journal


February 17-20, 2014
Monday-Thursday
9am-4pm

Greenville, South Carolina


Amazing things happen when you put words and images together!


Whether you are interested in creating a sketch journal for travel, gardening, daily life, or whatever you can dream of . . .


you will learn fun and exciting ways to be expressive with words, watercolor and ink.


Brenda will provide demonstrations, encouragement and individual help.


BrendaSwenson2014Flyer

Art & Light: REVOLUTION February 20-March 20, 2014

WHO:  Carolina Ballet Theatre (“CBT”), Greenville’s premier professional resident dance company and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in partnership with Art & Light Gallery, a Greenville art gallery showcasing local artists, vintage furniture, mood-setting lighting and artisan-made jewelry.

WHAT: In conjunction with CBT’s season finale Revolution, CBT and Art & Light Gallery have collaborated for the first time to create an art exhibit inspired by CBT’s finale performance of the season, coming to the Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center March 14-16. Art & Light Gallery owner, Teresa Roche, was interested in working with CBT because of her background in dance, and her desire to spread the word of the different art forms in Greenville. She hopes the show will help express the idea to the public that art is a frame of mind.

Three artists, Dabney Mahanes, Paul Flint and Julie Hughes Shabkie, created nine original paintings to capture the essence of the show, inspired from watching the company rehearse. Dabney Mahanes has painted dancers multiple times during her career, focusing on finding rhythmic line in the movement of body gestures, shapes in the body and the formation of figures in relation to one another and to the environment. As an artist for over 40 years, Paul Flint constantly changes his style of painting, experimenting with different materials and composition. Julie Hughes Shabkie’s recent works are about capturing motion, in which she strives to communicate the essence, power and movement of a scene or a person. She hopes to illustrate the spirit of each dancer through the works she has created. These custom-created works of art are available for purchase at the gallery.

For more information about CBT’s Revolution, visit CBT’s website.

WHEN:  Exhibit Opening: Thursday, February 20, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hours: February 21 through March 20 - Tuesday through Friday,
10:00  a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


 

WHERE:   Art & Light Gallery
4 Aberdeen Drive
Greenville, SC 29605


 

COST:  Free to the public

About CBT:
Founded in 1972, Carolina Ballet Theatre (“CBT”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and Greenville’s only professional resident dance company.  A resident company of Greenville, South Carolina’s Peace Center for the Performing Arts, CBT aims to engage, entertain, and educate its audiences through the dynamic medium of dance. To learn more about more about CBT and its events, visit carolinaballet.org or connect with the company on Facebook (facebook.com/cbtgreenville) or Twitter (twitter.com/cbtgreenville).

About Art & Light Gallery
Since 2007, Art & Light has been home to some of the best art and handcrafted objects the Greenville community has to offer. In one space: art, furniture, lighting, jewelry and numerous eccentricities co-exist in a complementary fashion. Art-filled choices have the ability to convert your life and the places you live and work into cohesive and unique personal statements. At Art & Light, owner Teresa Roche offers creative, inventive and inspiring pieces that help you merge affordability with discovery by showcasing one-of-a-kind elements to tell your story!

GLT: Agatha Christie, Spider's Web February 21-March 28, 2014

The Greenville Little Theatre presents:
Agatha Christie's Spider's Web

February 21 - March 8

Clarissa, the second wife of Henry Hailsham-Brown, is adept at spinning tall tales for their bored diplomatic circle. When a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds live drama much harder to cope with. Closely woven with thrills and comedy, it's Agatha Christie at her best as we are presented with lots of suspects in this classic whodunit.

The Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Box Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10-5
Opens at 1PM for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon performances.

Younts: Women of Ireland February 22, 2014

February 22, 3 & 7pm

Women of Ireland is an innovative and exciting full stage concert production which showcases the next generation of Ireland's leading female performers. The show demonstrates the well of talent that exists within Ireland's traditions of music, song and dance. The common theme inherent in all performances is the presentation of the most revered qualities of Ireland's ethnic music which will be transported from the Irish fireside to the international concert hall platform. Special significance is placed on depicting the pure qualities of Irish music in a contemporary setting.

Younts Center for the Performing Arts
315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
864-409-1050

For information on how to buy tickets or to find out more about the Younts Center, Fountain Inn:  www.yountscenter.org

Artistry Gallery: METALS, Welding and Forge Classes February 22-March 22, 2014

Saturday Workshop Introductory Welding and Blacksmithing Class

Introduction to forging area, tools, and supplies used in a small blacksmith shop. Instruction of hammering techniques, and forge use (hooks, scroll work, decorative grille, tooling, etc..) Introduction to mig and stick welding. Projects include welded sculpture, hooks, decorative grille, etc...

Price: $125 for each Saturday

February 22nd, March 8th and March 22nd
10am to 4pm, lunch included.

ryan@creativeironworks.net


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogU-tT27uRk


Creative Iron Works
12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC

GVL Chorale: Bach, Brahms, Shakespeare & More! February 23, 2014

Bach, Brahms, Shakespeare, & More!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Chamber Ensemble 17th
Annual Winter Concert
Buncombe Street
United Methodist Church
3:00PM

The Chorale Chamber Ensemble, in its 17th annual winter concert, will treat listeners to classic chorale chamber works - Bach's motet "Jesu, meine Freude" and Brahms' "Alto Rhapsodie" - along with chorale settings of some of William Shakespeare's best-known quotations. The program opens with sacred works by Clausen, Kystedt, Nance, and Whitacre, and closes with the jazzy sounds of George shearing.

Chautauqua: Robert Smalls, led by A.V. Huff February 25, 2014

Chautauqua Discussion Series: presented in collaboration with Greenville Library System.

Tuesday, February 25, 7:00pm

Dr. Huff, distinguished author and beloved OLLI Teacher is a passionate historian of the South. AV finds Robert Smalls an admirable human story and a chance to discuss Reconstruction and War.

Robert Smalls (April 5, 1839 – February 23, 1915) was an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War, became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician. He freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery on May 13, 1862, by commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the CSS Planter, in Charleston harbor, and sailing it to freedom beyond the Federal blockade. His example and persuasion helped convince President Lincoln to accept African-American soldiers into the Union Army.

http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/

Warehouse Theatre: August Osage County February 25-March 01, 2014

August, Osage County
Feb. 7 - 9, 13 - 16, 20 - 23, 27 - 28, Mar 1
By: Tracy Letts
Directed by: Roy Fluhrer


When the alcoholic patriarch of the Weston clan disappears, the family comes together to confront buried tensions, explosive secrets, and the unspoken truths that bind them together. At the center of this extended family is Violet, the volatile, pill-popping grandmother and one of the most unforgettable characters in modern theatre. August: Osage County is a tour de force.

McAllister: Saxophone Concerto February 25, 2014

Tonight, Matt Olson will be premiering the brand new Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble by renowned composer Frank Ticheli. They joined with 16 other saxophonists and conductors as part of a commissioning consortium to have this new work written. This is a rare opportunity to experience classical music on campus.

Ticket information for this concert can be found here: www.furman.edu/MusicTickets

February, 25 at 8:00PM

McAllister Auditorium
Furman University
3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville, SC 29613

Come out tonight to hear this incredible new contribution to the saxophone repertoire!

TRAA: The "ETSY" Workshop Series February 26, 2014

This will be the first in a series of Etsy Workshops that you will not want to miss!

Where: Travelers Rest Library, 17 Center Street
When: Wednesday, February 26th from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Instructors: Dan Taylor and Beth Sicignano

If you've always wanted to start an ETSY Shop or if you have one but would like to learn ways to make your shop even more successful, this workshop is for you.

We'll cover topics such as:

  • Why sell on Etsy

  • What's in a name? Choosing your shop's name

  • Your shop's "About" page - Build customer loyalty

  • Branding your shop - what's your style?

  • Shop set up - The do's and dont's

  • Keys to listing items - get noiticed

  • Connecting to Facebook and Twitter

  • Google Analytics

  • The Sellers Handbook - A sellers Best Friend!

  • Connecting to the Etsy community

  • And more...


The ETSY Workshop Series is FREE but to help us plan please RSVP
Beth@ARTinTR.com

GSO: Composers are Smiling February 28-March 02, 2014

Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra Series
Composers are Smiling
Anthony Marotta,Clarinet

Fri. Feb 28 - 8pm
Sat. Mar 1 - 8pm
Sun. Mar 2 - 3pm

Walton Facade (Hugh Floyd,
Reciter)
Milhaud Le Boeuf sur le Toit,
Op. 58
Bernstein Prelude, Fugue
and Riffs
Shostakovich  Jazz Suite No. 1
Anderson  Fiddle-Faddle

Humor in music and musical jokes will make you laugh out loud in this boisterous chamber orchestra concert. From the rhythmical narration of funny texts in Walton's Facade to the haughty street songs and dances in Shostakovich's Jazz Suite to the Greenville premiere of Bernstein's cross-over composition originally written for the legendary Woody Herman and his Big Band, featuring GSO principal Clarinetist Anthony Marotta.

The Gunter Theatre

Younts: FIRE presents: Seussical Jr. February 28-March 08, 2014

February 28 - March 2 & March 7-8

Come join Horton, the Whos, The Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters out in Fountain Inn as FIRE, the Younts Center's resident theater company, presents Seussical Jr. Filled to the brim with lively songs and colorful characters, this musical celebration of the world of Seuss is sure to be fun for the entire family.

Younts Center for the Performing Arts
315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
864-409-1050

For information on how to buy tickets or to find out more about the Younts Center, Fountain Inn:  www.yountscenter.org

Indie Craft Parade: Makers Summit March 01, 2014







The Indie Craft Parade presents: Makers Summit
Connect with fellow creatives while learning how to start or grow your creative business, hear practical advice from industry experts and participate in collective discussions. Tickets are $100 and include breakfast and lunch.
Register November 15
March 1, 2014





The best craft party ever
The Makers Summit after party is a great time to connect with other makers and learn from their experiences. Mingle with peers and experts over dinner, followed by a time of making. We'll have various projects on hand so that everyone can chat while making something.

The Best Craft Party Ever begins at 7pm and is separate from the conference. Tickets can be purchased for $50.
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Simpsonville Arts Center: Steve Kaufman March 01, 2014

Steve Kaufman in concert with Fary "Biscuit" Davis


March 1, 2014 at 8pm

Simpsonville Arts Center
110 Academy Street, Simpsonville
sponsored by the Simpsonville Arts Foundation
www.safiarts.org
www.flatpik.com

tickets $10 Advance - $15 Day of Show
contact Wade Shealy at wshealy@safiarts.org
call 864-430-1003 for ticket information

All Level Flatpicking Workshop


March 1, 2014 from 1-4pm
Steve Kaufman, 3 time national flatpicking champion, will conduct one of his 3 hour All Level Gold Award Flatpicking Guitar Workshops.
We will cover right and left hand techniques, new songs, new chords, bass lines, improvising and much more. Bring a voice recorder and lots of questions.

All Level Banjo Workshop


Conducted by 4 time national banjo champion and star of Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN, Gary "Biscuit" Davis.
Cost is $50
Advanced registration is required

Contact Wade Shealy to register at wshealy@safiarts.org
Call 864-430-1003 to register.

Pickens County Youth Arts Exhibit March 01, 2014

Exhibition opens with kick-off reception on March 1st at the Pickens County Museum


The Pickens County Cultural Commission is pleased to announce that, in recognition of “National Youth Arts” month as well as “National Music in our Schools” month, March is again, Pickens County Youth Arts Month. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History and the Schools of Pickens County will celebrate with a reception to kick off the month at the museum on Saturday March 1 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. (A special “Thank You” presentation for our elementary schools will be made at 1:30 and an Awards Ceremony for the Middle & High Schools will be held at 2:30 pm.)

In addition to the always entertaining Visual Arts Exhibition, which will be on display beginning March 1 and continuing through March 27, the Pickens County Museum will also host, on Thursday March 20, from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, a very special “Evening of Music, Performance and Piggybanks” which will feature the creative talents of performing arts students in the School District of Pickens County. The evening will be capped off with a live auction of artist created piggybanks.

Sponsored by the Easley Junior Women’s Club, Project Piggy Bank is a way to get the entire community involved in art. Piggy banks designed and decorated by local artists were displayed in area businesses during December. All monies collected in those banks go to provide scholarships for youth that would like to attend summer art camps or youth art classes at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History. Now those divine swine are on display at the museum so that you can enjoy the opportunity to contribute to the scholarship fund and acquire your favorite pig for your own collection. All bids must be in by 6:30 p.m. on March 20.

A selection of other exhibits, concerts and performances will take place at a variety of locations throughout March. As the many schools are sponsoring events too numerous to add here, please do contact your child’s school for programming information.

“Pickens County Youth Arts 2014” is sponsored in part by: Pickens Savings & Loan, South Carolina Bank & Trust, Earth Design, Inc. and Robinson Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Gardens. A very special thank you goes to the Easley Junior Women’s Club for their sponsorship of our kick-off reception and for the Project Piggybank Fundraiser. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

For more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963.

CMA: Face Drawing Sessions March 03-25, 2014

Face Drawing Sessions

Mondays, March 3 & 17: Topics vary | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, March 11 & 25: Portrait Drawing | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Figure Drawing | 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.

Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate. Mondays: $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

General Info:
803.799.2810
www.columbiamuseum.org

Location:
1515 Main Street
Columbia, SC 2920

MAC Gallery: Lin Pulliam March 05-April 11, 2014

March 5th - April 11th, 2014

Artist Statement:
Self taught, I paint interesting (to me) people
found lurking in my imagination.

MAC Gallery
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Warehouse Theatre: Flamenco Performance March 07-08, 2014

Jose De Guadalupe
FLAMENCO


Flamenco-arts.org

March 7 and 8
7:30 PM
$30

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

For tickets and reservations contact: www.warehousetheatre.com or 864.235.6948

Clemson: "Passport to the Arts" March 07, 2014

Clemson’s signature town-gown event, ‘Passport to the Arts,’ is March 7


The Clemson University Center (CVA) for Visual Arts–Lee Gallery and The Arts Center of Clemson will host the popular and unique celebration of the arts with the signature “Town and Gown” event Passport to the Arts 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 7.

Tickets are available for $30 at www.clemsonpassport.org  until Saturday, March 1, midnight. After that, the price goes to $40. The ticket price includes transportation, food, drink and entertainment.

This year marks the fourth collaboration between the Clemson University CVA–Lee Gallery and The Arts Center of Clemson to provide participants with a tour of fine art, entertainers, live music, drinks and food showcased at four different locations.

Clemson Area Transit (CAT) offers transportation for the Passport to the Arts tour. All buses feature entertainment, making the ride to each venue a destination in itself.

The event locations include the Center for Visual Arts–Lee Gallery on the Clemson campus, The Arts Center, CAT and the 2014 location The Charles K. Cheezem OLLI Education Center in Patrick Square.

Attendees will be viewing several art works being debuted for the first time in the four gallery venues, including an oil portrait of former Mayor Larry Abernathy on display at the CAT facility. Additional highlights from this year’s event will be catering provided by Rick Erwin of Clemson at the Patrick Square venue. The restaurant in Patrick Square’s Town Center is the first venture for Rick Erwin in the Clemson market. Restaurant construction completion is scheduled for fall 2014.

Passport to the Arts sponsors
Passport to the Arts would like to thank this year’s sponsors: Blue Ridge Electric Coop, Carolina Real Estate, Merrill Lynch-Willis Candela Group, Morris Business Solutions, Oconee Medical Center, Signarama in Anderson, Wells Fargo, Wendy’s and Tom Winkopp for providing needed support for the arts in the Clemson community.


More information
For more information about Passport to the Arts, visit 
www.clemsonpassport.org
 or the Facebook fan page facebook.com/PassportToTheArtsInClemson. To learn more about the visual arts in the area, contact Clemson University Center for Visual Arts-Lee Gallery Director Denise Wooward-Detrich, go to visualarts@clemson.edu  and  www.clemson.edu/cva or contact Arts Center of Clemson Director Tommye Hurst, tommye.hurst@explorearts.org and visit www.explorearts.org.

Chamber of Commerce: Garland Mattox March 07-April 25, 2014

Paintings by Garland Mattox


March 7th - April 25th, 2014

Garland Brown Mattox was born in Louisiana and grew up in eastern North Carolina. She graduated from Tulane University with a BA in the Fine Arts in 1987. After a long hiatus spent raising her family, she began to paint again in 2010. She lives in Greenville with her husband and three children.

TD Bank Gallery
Greenville Chamber of Commerce
24 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601

 

AGGG: Helen Farmer Edwards March 07-April 04, 2014

Helen Farmer Edwards is from a house full of curious things. It was in Knoxville, Tennessee where she developed her sincere fascination with impractical, surprising, absurd, idealistic and romantic objects.  While creating, she gives all her attention to the nuances of the materials and processes, and hopes that the end products become tangible fantasies that question what is considered precious, needed or necessary.

Helen received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia, Athens in 2011. She previously graduated with her BFA from the University of Tennessee in 2006. Helen has shown her work in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally. In 2005 she participated in the Student Artist in Residency Program at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland, and in 2006 was an Artist in Residence at Platteforum in Denver, Colorado.

Helen currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina where she spends most of her time making new work.

Artistry: First Friday Art and Music March 07, 2014

The Artistry First Fridays


work by Ryan Calloway and Carol Ann Kronyak

Live music with:
6:30 - wandering minstriels of Shufflebutton
8 - rowdy Americana of Red Leg Huskey
9 - shadows and songs by Shadowband

12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

T.L. Norris Gallery: First Fridays March 07, 2014

First Friday
March 7
5:30 - 9:00pm


This month come get

SMART ABOUT ART

Join TL Norris Gallery for a special spotlight series and learn more about our artists, their influences, styles, & subjects.

serving light refreshments and wine

1 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 991-8645
www.tlnorrisgallery.com

First Fridays: Gallery Crawl March 07, 2014

The first Friday of each month 25 art galleries and venues will be offering local, regional and national talents. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, woodworks, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community. For details see

www.firstfridaysonline.com

CMA: Gala, "From Geisha to Gatsby" March 08, 2014

2014 CMA Gala From Geisha to Gatsby
Saturday, March 8 | 7:00 p.m. - Midnight


Celebrating the spring exhibition Japan and the Jazz Age, the 2014 Gala From Geisha to Gatsby will delight guests with spectacular Japanese-inspired decorations and the glitz and glamour of a roaring 1920s jazz club. The Gala is the CMA's largest fundraiser and best party of the year. Entertainment provided by Reggie Sullivan and Friends, the USC Dance Company, and an award-winning shamisen player. Black tie attire. Complimentary valet parking. Presented by Jim Hudson Lexus. Tickets are $150 per person ($75 tax-deductible). Purchase tickets in person, online at columbiamuseum.org/gala, or by phone at 803-343-2810.

General Info:
803.799.2810
www.columbiamuseum.org

Location:
1515 Main Street
Columbia, SC 2920

Carolina Youth Symphony Concert March 09, 2014

The Carolina Youth Symphony performs Sunday, March 9th at 5:00pm in Furman’s McAlister Auditorium.  Featured on this concert, will be the winners of the CYS/TD Bank 27th annual concerto competition.  Annabelle Yang, Piano, of Greenville, SC,  9th  Grade,  Southside High School, is a student of Lisa Lee Kiser of Simpsonville, South Carolina..  Annabelle will perform the first movement of Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in e minor.  Zoe Kushubar, Violin of Campobello, SC, 10th Grade, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, is a student of Jennifer John of the Governor’s School. Zoe will perform theSaint-SaensIntroduction and Rondo Capriccioso.  They will perform on the concert with the 85 member Symphony Orchestra of the Carolina Youth Symphony.  Dr. Leslie W. Hicken, Principal Conductor and Musical Director of the Carolina Youth Symphony will conduct.

The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Mr. James F. Kilgus will open the concert with Hungarian Dance No.5 by Johannes Brahms and the Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky

The two winners of the competition will also receive a check for $500 to be presented by TD Bank and Carolina Youth Symphony

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door. For more information, please visit our website Carolinayouthsymphony.org.

Carolina Youth Symphony
PO Box 534
Greenville, SC 29602

http://carolinayouthsymphony.org/

Acrylic Workshop: Robert Joyner March 10-12, 2014

Acrylic Workshop by Robert Joyner
2011 Kentucky Derby Artist

March 10, 11, &12
9am-5pm

Location: Vino and Van Gogh: 1818 Augusta Street
Workshop Fee: $400

Contact: Sharon Reynolds/Workshop Coordinator
sharon@SERDesignArt.com
(864) 360-0375

www.paintinghog.com

Foothills Music Club: Organ Concert March 13, 2014

Holy Cross Episcopal Church will host the 2014 Foothills Music Club Organ Recital on Thursday, March 13, at 3:00 pm. This recital is an annual event, the location of which rotates among area Tryon churches.

Representing six different churches, the recitalists this year are Cecilia England, John Gardner, Susie Mahnke, Diane Pickens, Nancy Walburn, and Meryt Wilson.

The organ program will include selections from Ned Rorem's A Quaker Reader, a setting of Es ist da Heil uns Kommen her by an unknown composer, and Sortie, a movement from Suite Liturgique, by Canadian composer Denis Bedard.

The Foothills Music Club Chorale, under the direction of Rita Stobbe, will also perform. Choral selections are The Lord Is My Shepherd by Howard Goodall and Lift Thine Eyes from "Elijah" by Felix Mendelssohn.

The Foothills Music Club was founded in 1988 by Lesley Oakes, with the assistance of Kathleen Erwin and Betty Van Buskirk. In 1994, the music club inaugurated its scholarship program. Since then, nearly $40,000 has been awarded to talented young musicians to further their music study. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to Foothills Music Club, Inc., P. O. Box 463, Lynn, NC  28750.

The 58-rank organ at Holy Cross was rebuilt by John Dower in 1994-1995. It is maintained by John Dower and Lincoln Pipe Organs, Lincolnton, NC.

This organ recital is free and open to the public. Holy Cross Episcopal church is located at 150 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, NC. For more information, please call the church office at 828-859-9741.

Clemson Center for Visual Arts: "Red Baloons" March 13-31, 2014

Artist Reception and Gallery Talk:


Thursday, March 13 @ 6:00 p.m.
Catered by Naked Pasta of Greenville, SC
Gallery Talk @ 7:00 p.m.
(Free)


Clemson University Center for Visual Arts-Greenville is pleased to present Red Balloons, an exhibition of multi-media works by Molly C. Morin and Stephen Wolochowicz. Morin uses digital methods, including computer coding, 3D modeling, and digital photo-editing to produce work that explores the difficult relationship between information and meaning. Morin's projects visualize data sets generated from a wide range of sources, from poetry to text messages, and reflect on the impact of communication technology on daily life. Wolochowicz's current work utilizes abstract industrial shapes with organic features. through the use of vivid color and texture, he adds a playful aesthetic to his underlying concepts. They deal with the human invention, environment and progress through networks of industrial themes. This exhibit will also feature interactive collaborative works by Morin and Wolochowics that are programmed to visually respond to human activity in a way that encourages users to engage their bodies and voices.

Exhibit runs until March 31, 2014

www.mollymorin.com
www.stephenwolochowicz.com

Open Hours: Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm
First Fridays, 10:30am - 9:00 pmwww.clemson.edu/cva
blogs.clemson.edu/cvagreenville

Clemson University Center for Visual Arts - Greenville
1278 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC

CBT: REVOLUTION March 14-16, 2014

REVOLUTION: A Cultural Exploration of Modern & Classical Dance
Guest Choreographer: Dwight Rhoden of  "So You Think You Can Dance"

http://www.carolinaballet.org/season-performances/revolution

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
7:30 p.m. | Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center
SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
2:00 + 7:30 p.m. | Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center


SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
2:00 p.m. | Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center

Join CBT for Revolution! A Cultural Exploration of Modern and Classical Dance. CBT is privileged to bring Dwight Rhoden - founder, co-artistic director and master choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet in NYC, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and a featured choreographer on the hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” - to Greenville. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Fab Four's first U.S. tour as CBT presents Rhoden's Beatle Juice, a fusion of ballet and modern dance featuring the timeless music of The Beatles. Justo's Tango for Angelina, showcasing the music and culture of his homeland Argentina, completes the program.

Jane Todd Butcher: Mixed Watermedia and Collage March 14-15, 2014

Mixed Watermedia & Collage Workshop
Taught by artist Jane Todd Butcher


March 14 & 15, 2014
9:30am - 4:00pm

This workshop will explore some of the many ways artists may utilize mixed water media and collage in their watermedia paintings. Collage, gesso, and mixed media  may be used as simple accents, or to provide texture in your watercolor or acrylic paintings... or as the basis for a whole new painting approach. The choice is yours.

Advanced beginner to advanced level artists will find new ways to enhance their paintings and add pizzazz, whether you work in watercolor or acrylic, in a realistic or an abstract manner.  Suggested materials may include stained or white rice papers and tissue, fluid acrylics, as well as any other materials you may want to include in your work. The emphasis is on experimentation, color, and design and how to resolve our wonderful beginnings into finished paintings.

A materials list will be provided. Artists may bring a bag lunch or buy lunch at the delicatessen next door. 

Workshop fee: $155.00.

Space is very limited. Register online (preferred) at: www.vinoandvangogh.com, or call 864-434-3054. 

For more information on Jane Todd Butcher, visit her website at www.janetoddbutcher.com.

Mauldin Cultural Center: "Distracted" March 14-22, 2014

American Callboard Theatrical, the new resident theatre company at the Mauldin Cultural Center, is set to open their first production, Distracted, the weekend of March 14 through March 22.

In a world of chirping ringtones, viral videos, and people never far removed from their email, is it any wonder that our children are having more and more trouble focusing on an individual task? In Distracted, this is where “Mama” finds herself. With a high-spirited, uncooperative, and sometimes downright rude 9 year old “Jesse” who can’t focus long enough to just get in (or out) of her pajamas. When her teacher recommends “Jesse” for special education, “Mama” is forced to consider the possibility her child might have ADHD. But what, exactly, does that mean?

Mama” is now on the ultimate quest for information! She seeks help and explanations everywhere from homeopathy to neuropsychology to neighbors and other parents. While there may not easy answer, she is determined to find the right one for her child even if she clashes with her husband in the process.

Lisa Loomer’s script brings out both the serious and sometimes exceedingly ridiculous aspects of the differing opinions about how to raise a child. Witty sarcasm, asides, as well as a complete break of character highlight the more personal, heartwarming, and human aspects involved in an otherwise touchy and sometimes private topic.

The show runs Fridays and Saturdays, March 14-15 and March 21-22 beginning each night at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10-15 and available for purchase online at www.maudlinculturalcenter.org. Contains some adult language.

Greenville Concert Band: "No Strings Attached" March 14, 2014

The Greenville Concert Band will perform at Greenville Technical College Resource Center auditorium on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Our program will include:

  • Greenville vocalist Jean Calvert with the band ("But Not For Me" and "You Life Me Up")

  • Marches ("The Sinfonians" and "Black Granite")

  • Swing ("Big Bands in Concert")

  • and more...


Greenville Tech
www.GreenvilleConcertBand.US(864) 268-7274

www.greenvilleconcertband.us

GSO: East Side, West Side March 15, 2014

GSO Spotlight Series
East Side, West Side

Our GSO Spotlight Series compliments your symphony experience with three charming chamber music programs that feature small ensembles of two to six GSO musicians at Centre Stage Theatre.

Sat. March 15
2pm & 7pm

Hindemith  Woodwind
Quintet, Op. 24, No. 2
Payton MacDonald
  Devil Dance for flute and percussion
Beethoven Septet in E-flat, Op. 20

East meets West in our final rousing, yet charming Spotlight Series concert of the season.

Peace Center: "PIPPIN" March 17-22, 2014

PIPPIN


Join us...for this magical, unforgettable production the New York Times declared "Astonishing! A PIPPIN for the 21st Century." The 2013 Tony Award winner for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL is back for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago. With ableoved score by Tony nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTS (Godspell, Wicked), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find the meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory?

March 17 - 22, 2015

Pippin the Musical.com

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

Chautauqua: Clara Barton, Led by Judy Bainbridge March 18-22, 2014

Chautauqua Discussion Series: presented in collaboration with the Greenville County Library System

Dr. Bainbridge is a Greenville, SC Historian and Greenville News featured columnist. Two chances to catch her fun , fact-filled, stories of Clara Barton - Tue evening and Sat afternoon.

Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneer American teacher, patent clerk, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time when relatively few women worked outside the home, Barton built a career helping others. One of her greatest accomplishments was founding the American Red Cross. This organization helps victims of war and disasters. She was never married, but had a relationship with John J. Elwell.

Tuesday  March 18 - 7:00pm
Saturday March 22 - 1:30pm

Peace Center: "Pink Martini" March 20, 2014

Show Dates
Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 7:30 PM

"Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical ad-venture...if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we'd be that band," says Thomas Lauderdale, the band's founder and pianist.

Formed in 1994, Pink Martini's music crosses the genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, drawing inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s, and '50s injecting a more global perspective. The band's twelve musicians have studied different languages and styles of music from all over the wold in developing their wildly diverse repertoire.

Lauderdale is excited to present his newest musical co-conspirators, The von Trapps, the great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp. Pink Martini released March 4th an exciting full-length studio collaboration album, featuring this quartet of wondrous, clear-voiced singers all lifting their voices in concert with Lauderdale's brilliant, multi-lingual globe-trotting arrangements. In celebration of the release, The von Trapps are touring with Pink Martini and performing songs from the new album, Dream a Little Dream.

Tickets: $15 - $55

http://pinkmartini.com/

http://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/mart

Downtown Alive! "Opening Night" March 20, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Guitarists Mac Hobbs and John Durham meet in 2011 with intentions of playing as an acoustic duo. Mission accomplished. Since then, the two have produced three large scale 'locals-only' tributes to bands such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles and The Grateful Dead. The Social Contracts, formed in the Spring of 2013, is a collection of various phenomenal musicians Hobbs and Durham have meet in the meantime, with members steeped in many genres from Country to Jazz. Playing a mix of original and cover songs, some more obscure than others, The Social Contracts are bound to keep you on your feet.. and toes.
www.machobbs.com

Arts Tent


Featured in the ARTS TENT will be artist Fotini Christopholis (see work below)  and the folks from Centre Stage, who can update you on all the exciting productions coming up at their theater, including The Producers.

Don’t miss it: on N. Main Street in front of the Hyatt, 5:30 – 8:30pm.

www.fotinichristophillis.com

 

Mauldin Cultural Center: "Distracted" March 21-22, 2014

Mauldin Cultural Center presents "Distracted"

What’s wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He can’t sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can’t get him into—or out of—pajamas. His teacher thinks it’s Attention Deficit Disorder. Dad says, “He’s just a boy!” And Mama’s on a quest for answers. Is Jesse dysfunctional, or just different? Don’t we all have ADD, to some degree? She consults a psychologist, a homeopath, a neuropsychologist, and an environmental physician. She talks to neighbors, whose kids have their own diagnoses. A psychiatrist prescribes Ritalin for Jesse, but surely a pill can’t solve all of his problems. Throughout, Jesse is an offstage voice, becoming louder and angrier, but he is in danger of fading away. And his parents’ marriage is in peril. Everyone is distracted, even the actors—they’re breaking character! A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma: Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we’ve tuned out what really matters?

Show Dates: March 21 & 22, 2014 7:30pm

http://www.mauldinculturalcenter.org
(864) 335-4862

Mauldin Cultural Center
101 E. Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662

Centre Stage: Paintings by Tami Cardnella March 21-April 12, 2014

March 21 - May 12, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 20, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

www.centrestage.org

Upstate Film Society: "Tim's Vermeer" March 21, 2014

Hi Film Fans,

An inventor, Tim Jenison, became obsessed with wanting to understand how Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer became such an outstanding artist.

He went on a 5 year journey to try to duplicate Vermeer's painting techniques. "Tim's Vermeer" follows him on this quest for knowledge.

The film starts this Friday, March 21 at the Regal Cherrydale Cinema.

Visit our website, www.upstatefilm.com, to access a link to a trailer.

Check with Cherrydale for screening times.

Some of you have perhaps already heard or read of the efforts of a local woman who is attempting to bring an independent movie theater to downtown Greenville. Daryn Zongrone is her name and her dream is The Film House. To learn more about her mission go to www.greenvillefilmhouse.com. She has an active fundraising effort which you can learn more about on the site.

See you at the movies.

-The UFS Board

Email:
Write to upstatefilmsociety@gmail.com and we will reply as soon as possible.

Snail Mail:
Upstate Film Society
P.O. Box 5472
Greenville, SC 29606

 

Main Street Fridays: "Jumpstart Band" March 21, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Jumpstart, since forming in 1992, has been consistently drawing rave reviews from a variety of clients throughout the southeast. Jumpstart's current lineup consists of two front singers, Sasha and Alonzo, plus two other members that can also sing lead vocals. How many bands can boast that they have four people that can sing lead vocals and sing them well? Jumpstart can!! Here's a sample...Sasha's Crazy, Electric Slide, and Respect; Alonzo singing Unchained Melody,Hard To Handle, and Let's Get It On; Woody singing Brown Eyed Girl, Wonderful Tonight, and Pretty Woman; Jay singing Boogie Shoes,Let Make Love, and Sixty Minute Man; and that is just a sampling of what is in store for your crowd at every Jumpstart performance! Jumpstart's professional manner and variety of music, makes this group the perfect choice for just about any occasion. Whether it be a wedding reception,private party, or outdoor festival. Jumpstart has the experience and the energy to make your event come alive! Jumpstart interacts with their audiences in creative and entertaining ways. From line dancing to sing-a-longs, Jumpstart knows how to cater their show to your needs! But best of all, Jumpstart continues to deliver beach and dance music with dynamic vocals and excellent musicianship!!
thejumpstartband.com | Listen

I.C.P. Workshops: iPhone Photography March 22, 2014

Indie Craft Parade presents a series of events and workshops for learning and making.

iPhone Photography
with Jivan Dave

When: March 2014 / DETAILS TO COME

Hampton III Gallery: Coffee and Conversation March 22, 2014

Coffee and Conversation:
The Art of Collecting
(Moderator: Sandy Rupp)


Saturday, March 22, 11- noon
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM, Saturday 10- 5
www.hamptoniiigallery.com
864-268-2771

Artists Featured in Exhibition:
William Halsey
Dave Appleman
Charles Quest
Carl Blair
Edward Rice
Philip Morsberger
John Acorn
Mark Mulfinger

Hampton III Gallery
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd, Suite 10
Taylors, South Carolina 29687
864-268-2771

 

Peace Center: Dance Theatre of Harlem March 25, 2014

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 7:30 PM


Dance Theatre of Harlem consists of 18 diverse dancers, known world-wide for bringing a contemporary flair to classical and neo-classical ballet repertoire. Founded in 1969 by Arthus Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem is considered "one of ballet's most exciting undertaking" (The New York Times). Mitchell was inspired to start the school shortly after the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to offer children the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its fourth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts.

Tickets: $35 - $55

www.dancetheatreofharlem.org/
https://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/harl
Buy Tickets


Phil Garrett: Inside Acrylics Workshop March 25-26, 2014

Phil Garrett is teaching a course at Vino & van Gogh March 25th & 26th from 10am-4pm.

The course will be crafted around his recent book, Inside Acrylics: Studio Secrets from Todays Top Artists

$225.00 for all materials and lunch

Sign Up:  www.vinoandvangogh.net

Marquin Campbell
www.marquindesigns.com :: jewelry & art
www.vinoandvangogh.net  :: painting instruction
YardArt Greenville :: signs to celebrate every occasion
864 434 3054

Les Beaux Arts Gallery: "Art Discussion Group" March 26, 2014

Art Discussion Group Meeting


The first monthly meeting of the newly forming Art Discussion Group will meet 2 to 4 PM Wednesday March 26th at Les Beaux Arts Gallery, 1239 Pendleton St.

We cordially invite all artists and art lovers to attend as we develop a forum for discussion of art related subjects such as CONSTRUCTIVE critique of art works in progress, networking, demos and other topics of general interest. Hopefully special interest groups will form and artists will find support within his or her particular medium. This is a wonderful opportunity to find friends who share your love of art and also help newcomers join Greenville's vibrant and welcoming arts community.

Please bring a chair and artwork for discussion if you wish. A cold beverage will be provided.

Questions? Email Faye Jones at birdie1345@aol.com

 

Centre Stage: The Producers March 27-April 19, 2014

The Producers
By Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
March 27th - April 19th, 2014

What happens when a down on his luck producer and his nerdy accountant find out they owe big time taxes? They set out to create a huge write off by producing the biggest flop Broadway has ever seen!...but will it fail?...they are taking no chances as they have found the perfect script: "Springtime for Hitler". You will never forget the names of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604

Peace Center: Presevation Hall Jazz Band March 27, 2014

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 7:30 PM

Named after the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans'  French Quarter, Preservation Hall Jazz Band was founded in 1961 to promote traditional New Orleans jazz in all its authenticity.Today, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.

Their newest album, "That's It," break new ground as it's the first time in the band's history that they have recorded an album made up of entirely original material. The original music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit and though some traditional jazz purists may be surprised, the broader public will find the music engaging, enthralling- and irresistibly danceable.

Tickets: $15 - $35

preservationhall.com/
https://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/jazz

Downtown Alive! "Outshyne" March 27, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Outshyne is on the move in 2013 and have their sights set on the completion of their sophomore album produced by Jeffrey Steele & Chip Matthews. With a unique sound that sets them apart from other artists, this up & coming band is working hard to make a name for themselves in a highly competitive industry. Formed in 2007, the group consists of five guys from South Carolina whose deep seeded southern roots have been the foundation for their edgy, country rock sound. The band has taken a seemingly successful grassroots approach to growing their brand. Exposure on Clear Channel and XM Nashville11/57 has been fundamental in growing their popularity. With just shy of 11,000 facebook fans & over 800,000 total youtube views the band is beginning to make their mark. In 2012, Outshyne played nearly 200 shows, sharing the stage with artists such as Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, Justin Moore, Tracey Lawrence, Colt Ford, Lee Brice, Eric Church & Trent Tomlinson. While most of those shows were in the Southeast there are plans to expand in to new regions in 2013.
home.outshynemusic.com | Listen

Arts Tent


Lexique Studios Jewelry


A found object, a vintage bead, a thought, an image...a bead full of magnificent color clicks into place, a single stone, a space, a refraction of light, then another...click, bead, click. This one, no that one, creating a form, a pattern, a texture...East meets West, balance it, name it and wish it well. Each sent out into the world to find a resting place or showplace- Adornments of unique character.

My studio- a fantastic palette of color, texture, and size. Boxes, bowls, design boards, and beads everywhere! Solve the puzzle...Can this be strung? Can it be wrapped, draped, twisted? Will it sparkle around my neck, jingle at my wrist, or swing by my ears in the breeze? Will it twinkle or seduce? Will it Dazzle? What name? What voice? Calls out to the viewer- “Buy me! Wear me! Let me speak to you and those around you! Wear me well and often because I am like no other.”

http://lexiquestudios.com/Lexique_Studios/Home.html

The Blood Connection: Laura K. Aiken Exhibit March 27-May 15, 2014

Laura K. Aiken


Opening Reception:
Tuesday, April 1stfrom 5:30 pm - 7:00pm

The Blood Connection Donation Center
435 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 751-3031

Exhibit: February 19 - May 15

Art & Light: "Spring Art Party" March 27, 2014

5-8 pm at Art & Light
4 Aberdeen Drvie
Greenville, SC 29605


Celebrate the season with lighter and brighter at A & L's Spring Art Party featuring the new work of emerging artist Kiah Bellows, with new work by Melinda Hoffman and Teri Pena as well.

The art party wlll also feature a very special installation of 13 A&L artists inspired by Pantone's 2014 spring color chart. Soft pastels and vivid brights were the chosen palette for this installation of 12"x48" panels. Themed, "The Seed Fairy Comes," each artist embraced their on unique styles to create paintings reflecting the spirit of the theme and the spring season.

SCCT: Pinkalicious The Musical March 28-April 06, 2014

The South Carolina Children's Theatre presents,
Pinkalicious, The Musical

March 28th - April 6, 2014
Peace Center Gunter Theatre

Pinkalicous  LOVES pink and after over-indulging in pink cucpcakes, she wakes up to her dream-come-true of being pink! A series of "pink-tastic" adventures lead Pinkalicious to follow the doctor's orders eating green in order to return to normal. She learns valuable lessons about self-control and moderation in this wildly funny musical that touches the inner-child in everyone, including boys too!

Warehouse Theatre: 4000 Miles March 28-April 12, 2014

4000 Miles
Mar. 28 - 30, Apr. 4 - 6, 10 – 12
By: Amy Herzog
Directed by: Chip Egan


What do you do when your 21 year-old grandson shows up, unannounced, at 4:00am? Well, if you are 91 year-old Vera, you don’t let him pitch a tent in the middle of the West Village.

4000 Miles showcases the evolving relationship between Vera and Leo, as he struggles with the loss of his best friend, and they both try to find their way in today’s confusing world.

Main Street Fridays March 28, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


The Fortunate Sons are a rock and roll band from the Upstate of South Carolina. They have been playing around the area since 2010. They have become a regular act at Harrah's Cherokee Casino in Cherokee, NC. Sultry smooth yet soulful lead vocals from Jonathan, along with harmony vocals from Dave, Pete, Marshall, and sometimes Andrew, make this band quite a joy to listen to. Influences: The Beatles, Elvis, Otis Redding, Motown, CCR, Tom Petty.
www.fortunatesonsmusic.com | Listen

Furman Jazz Ensemble And Combos March 28, 2014

FURMAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND COMBOS


PRESENT CONCERT MARCH 28


The Furman University music department will present a Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos concert Friday, March 28 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus.

The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Furman Music Professor Matt Olson, D.M.A., conducts the Jazz Ensemble and four Jazz Combos. Student musicians are coached by Furman music faculty members Steve Watson (jazz guitarist) and Keith Davis (jazz pianist). The concert features music by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Maria Schneider, and the Brecker Brothers.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman University Music Department at 864-294-2086, or email the department at FurmanMusic@furman.edu.

http://newspress.furman.edu/2014/03/jazz-ensemble-and-combos-in-concert-march-28/

 

Doug Young Studios: Stations of the Cross March 28-30, 2014

Stations of the Cross Exhibit:


Friday, March 28 7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, March 29 6:00-9:00 PM
Sunday, March 30 1:00-4:00 PM

Artists


Doug Young, Drew Conley, Jared Stanley, Chris Koelle, Jeremiah Langner, Charles Pate, Jonathan Vanderbijl, Vedhagiri Ranganathan, Kathy Bell

Free Admission
For more information, contact Doug Young. (864) 430-3130

Foothills Philharmonic: “Stories of Land and Sea” March 29, 2014

“Stories of Land and Sea”
Saturday, March 29th, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Reception to follow performance.


Foothills Philharmonic continues its 13th concert season, Storytellers, this Saturday evening with Stories of Land and Sea. In this second of three performances in the Spring Concert Series, Foothills Philharmonic's various chamber groups will present famous works such as La Mer by Claude Debussy, Finlandia by Jean Sibelius, Die Moldau by Bedrich Smetana, and the Finale of Respighi's Pines of Rome.

 

The 2013-2014 season continues to feature an exciting repertoire showcasing international masterpieces that will transport our audience across the globe and beyond. Season 13 will explore everything from classical and popular favorites to more intimate chamber music, and probably a few selections you’ll hear for the first time.

 

Performing in Greenville since 2000, Foothills Philharmonic is committed to providing high-quality, classical music performances to the Upstate community free of charge. Each concert is followed by a complimentary reception that allows patrons to meet our musicians and artistic director.

 

J. Harley Bonds Center
505 N. Main St., Greer, SC 29650
(864) 355-8080
Admission is FREE.


For more information please call (864) 268-8743. 

Christina Laurel & Kathryn Schnabel: "Creative Living..." March 29, 2014

Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist


March 29, 2014
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This class is designed for adults (18 + years) will be in the Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio. Are you a frustrated artist, needing and wanting to be creative, but can't find the inspiration or guidance that you need to become productive again? The Pickens County Museum of Art and History might have the answer for you! Local artists Christina Laurel and Kathryn Schnabel will be here to help you unleash the dormant artist within. Their one day workshop session, "Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist," will address and identify needs within each student, and encourage growth and exploration. Are you a dormant dabbler? Are you a fearful perfectionist? Put your worries to rest, and embrace the artist within. A materials list will be provided by the instructors. Class size is minimum four students, maximum eight.

Tuition for this class is only $80 ($70 for museum members) Pre-registration is required and must be paid by March 27.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the Pickens County Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. To register, or for more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963.

Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist March 29, 2014

Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist

Join us Saturday,March 29 for this special workshop with Christina Laurel and Kathryn Schnabel

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is pleased to announce that registration is open for a very special workshop to be team taught by the award-winning instructors, Christina Laurel and Kathryn Schnabel.

March 29, 2014: Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist” Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This class, designed for adults (18+ years), will be in the Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio. Are you a frustrated artist, needing and wanting to be creative, but can’t find the inspiration or guidance to become productive again? The Pickens County Museum of Art and History might have the answer for you! Local professional artists Christina Laurel and Kathryn Schnabel will be here to help you energize the dormant artist within. Their one-day workshop session, “Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist,” will address and identify needs within each student, and encourage growth and exploration. Are you a dormant dabbler? Are you a fearful perfectionist? Put your worries to rest, and embrace the artist within. A materials list will be provided by the instructors. Class size is minimum four students, maximum eight. Tuition for this class is only $80 ($70 for museum members). Pre-registration is required and must be paid by March 27.

To learn more about the artists, visit: Christina Laurel (http://www.claurelartist.com) and Kathryn Schnabel (http://www.windygardenstudio.com). 

Supply List: magazines, glue stick, scotch tape, stapler, (no scissors); silk painting supplies will be provided.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops and you may register on-line at www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar, in person, or by calling the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963. Tuition may be paid by cash, check or charge.  Make check payable to the Pickens County Museum or call the Museum to use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.  Workshops will be held at the Pickens County Museum, 307 Johnson Street in Pickens. Full Tuition must be paid before session. Students will be notified if a workshop is cancelled or filled. If cancelled, all tuition will be reimbursed to registered student. No tuition will be reimbursed after date of this workshop.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the Pickens County Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. To register, or for more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963.

Younts Center: "Jane Monheit" March 29, 2014

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist


Jane Monheit


March 29, 7:30 pm

"Everything I'm singing now is a reflection of my truest self," says Jane Monheit. "After all this time in the industry, after touring for 13 years, it's time to just be me, with complete and utter freedom." Monheit has been a leading light in both the jazz and cabaret worlds since emerging as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute's 1998 vocal competition. In addition to her own recordings, she has worked alongside the likes of Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, and Ivan Lins.

 

315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644


Younts Center for Performing Arts
864-409-1050
civiccenter.boxoffice@fountaininn.org
http://www.yountscenter.org

Furman Amphitheater: "Percussion Ensemble" March 29, 2014

FURMAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE TO PRESENT


“INUKSUIT” AS PART OF EARTH DAY FESTIVAL


Release is available online:
http://newspress.furman.edu/2014/03/percussion-ensemble-to-present-inuksuit-march-29/

The Furman Percussion Ensemble will present a performance Saturday, March 29 at 4 p.m. in the Furman Amphitheater.

“Inuksuit” by John Luther Adams, is free and open to the public and is presented by the Music Department as part of the Earth Day Festival taking place throughout the day on campus.

The student-led performance features 15 ensemble members and two alumni guests.

Music critic Alex Ross of The New Yorker said of the performance, “… one of the most rapturous experiences of my listening life.”

Adams’ groundbreaking work, scored for anywhere between nine and 99 percussionists, was co-commissioned by Furman and premiered in 2009 at the Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. The U.S. premiere of the piece took place at Furman in 2010.

An Alaskan composer, Adams is known for his attempts to marry music to landscape or some other aspect of nature. The concert-length work takes its title from the stone monoliths that the Inuit use to orient themselves in the Arctic region.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman Music Department at 864-294-2086, or email the department at FurmanMusic@furman.edu.

 

Centre Stage:Smudge April 01-15, 2014

Centre Stage's "Tuesday Night Fringe Series" presents,
Smudge
by Rachel Axler

April 1st, 8th and 15th, 2014

This dark comic tragedy isn't for the fainthearted: A young couple has an extremely deformed baby, whom they joking called "the smudge" when they saw the first ultrasound photo of her. "Smudge" is also about the complicated nature of love, what it means to truly become a parent and the resilience of a life unexpected.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
864-233-6733

Downtown Alive! "Shane Pruitt Band" April 03, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Living and breathing the blues and gospel, The Shane Pruitt Band embodies a regional tradition while bringing its original tone and flare to every performance. Finding itself ever-searching in musical traditions between Delta Blues, Gospel, and Southern Rock, The Shane Pruitt Band embraces in the Jam Band traditions of improvisation and an ever-evolving musical experience. Picking up momentum with every performance, Shane Pruitt and his trio are driving towards uncharted waters while wowing critics everywhere they play.
shanepruittband.com | Listen

 

Arts Tent


Aldo Muzzarelli (painter)
http://www.greenvillearts.com/art-scene/arts-directory/?ci=&page=&q=muzzarelli&x=0&y=0

Yelitza Diaz Muzzarelli (sculpture)
http://www.greenvillearts.com/art-scene/arts-directory/?ci=&page=&q=diaz&x=0&y=0

Columbia Open Studios April 03-06, 2014

Tour Artist's Studios!
Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th, 2014

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents Columbia Open Studios, a free, self-led driving tour of artists’ working studios spanning the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties. This weekend-long tour allows the public to meet and interact with the artists in a variety of unique studio environments. Saturday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday: 12-6 p.m. Visit www.columbiaopenstudios.org for more information.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1411402979106416

Preview Party
Thursday, April3, 7-10 PM
Olympia Room at 701 Whaley

$5 for members, $10 for non-members

Enjoy cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeurves, music by DJ Snow, and a pop-up exhibition of #ColaOpenStudios artists

Woodmont High School: "Wizard of Oz" April 03-05, 2014

The Wizard of Oz at Woodmont High is entering its final weekend of performances. Tickets are only $8 (and $5 for children 12 and under). Call (864)355-8603 to reserve tickets. There are plenty of seats available. The final three shows will run this Thursday through Saturday at 7pm. Woodmont High is located in southern Greenville County.

Woodmont High
2831 West Georgia Road
Piedmont, SC 29673

The Wizard of Oz is directed by Will Ragland, musical direction by Josh Morton, and choreography by Kimberlee Ferreira. The production is sponsored by MAC.

 

GLT: Don't Dress for Dinner April 04-19, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre presents the hilarious comedy:
Don't Dress for Dinner
Some of the best comic actors in the Upstate will have you in stitches in this farce fresh off a Broadway revival. Bernard plans a weekend with his mistress at a French farmhouse, sends his wife off to visit her mother, and has invited his best friend to provide an alibi. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues.

The Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864-233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Box Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10-5
Opens at 1PM for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon performances.

First Fridays Gallery Crawl April 04, 2014

Mission Statement:
To promote visual art awareness in our community and provide a venue for showcasing emerging and established artists that are represented in our professional galleries. To combine resources of gallery owners and artists to create beneficial exposure for both





First Fridays Format:
The first Friday of each month Upstate South Carolina’s art galleries and venues are open from 6 pm to 9 pm year round offering local, regional, and national talents. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, wood works, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community.
www.firstfridaysonline.com Check monthly for updates to artists and gallery information.





Main Street Fridays: "Mike Frost Band" April 04, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


Aiken, South Carolina's Mike Frost Band - featuring the superb vocals and saxophone of Lauren Meccia – is energizing the local music scene by blending together several musical styles to create a sound that’s all their own. Anchored by the dynamic bass playing of Mike Frost - an artist with decades of worldwide touring and performing experience - they combine a crowd-pleasing sense of fun with adventurous, turn-on-a- dime musicianship. As evidenced by their stellar CD releases, Riddle Me This? (2011), Get Frosted! Live at the Blue Horse (2011), Frosty Christmas (2012), and Live at the Red Pepper (2013), their sound contains elements of danceable funk, classic rock, and R&B, while their approach to jazz standards and modern ballads is laced with undeniable verve and performed with a soulful spirit.
mikefrostband.com | Listen

Gallery Seventeen: "Brian Hibbard" April 04-May 30, 2014

New Works by Brian Hibbard
"Year of the Horse"


Opening Reception: April 4th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Gallery Seventeen
17 West North Street
Greenville, SC 29601
gallery@gallery-seventeen.com
www.gallery-seventeen.com/

(864) 235-6799

McAlister: "Furman Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble" April 04, 2014

FURMAN SYMPHONIC BAND AND WIND ENSEMBLE


PRESENT CONCERT APRIL 4

Event takes place Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium

http://newspress.furman.edu/2014/03/symphonic-band-and-wind-ensemble-present-concert-april-4/

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present a concert Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus.

The concert, “Maslanka,” is open to the public. It is named in honor of special guest composer David Maslanka. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.

The performance is conducted by Furman Director of Bands Leslie W. Hicken and Director of Athletic Bands Jay A. Bocook.

The program includes works by Timothy Kramer and Vincent Persichetti; Candide Suite by Leonard Bernstein; two pieces by Maslanka; and “The Rifle Regiment” by John Philip Sousa.

Maslanka was born in New Bedford, Mass. in 1943. He attended the Oberlin College Conservatory where he studied composition with Joseph Wood. He spent a year at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and did masters and doctoral study in composition at Michigan State University where his principal teacher was H. Owen Reed.

Included in his more than 130 works are 40 compositions for wind ensemble and band, and several chamber music, orchestral, and choral pieces. Maslanka has served on the faculties of the State University of New York at Geneseo, Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, and Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York.

Widely published and recorded, Maslanka has been a freelance composer since 1990 and now lives in Missoula, Mont.

For more information about the concert, contact the Furman Band Office at 864-294-3069.

 

Art & Light: "Liz Rundorff Smith Exhibit" April 04, 2014

"The Memory of Place"
Liz Rundorff Smith


Excitement ahead friends and collectors! A&L is going home and will be opening a second gallery in the Flatiron building on Friday, April 4th.

The First Friday opening features Greenville artist, Elizabeth Rundorff Smith's all new collection of paintings from abstracted photography.

"My process begins with photographs that I project and from which I work to abstract the moment captured in the camera while maintaining fragments of a representational image."

Opening Reception
Friday, April 4
6:00-9:00pm

1205 Pendleton St (Flatiron)
The Village of West Greenville
Greenville, SC 29609

A&L FLATIRON is our second location and will be open every Friday & Saturday 11am-5pm - as well as all of the Flatiron artists. (Joseph Bradley, Pat Kilburg, Janina Ellis and Signe & Genna Grushovenko)

A&L on Aberdeen is open every Tuesday - Saturday!

 

The Film House: "Night at the Movies" April 04, 2014

The Film House presents " Night at the Movies"


April 4th, 7-10pm

The Peace Center's Rameur Studio
Attire: Semi-Formal

Screening: "Singing in the Rain"

Cocktails, hors d'oeurvres , Hot tea by "O-Cha-Tea-Bar," Live music and a silent auction featuring local artists.

Cocktail Hour is from 7-8, the movie seats at 8

First Fridays: "Pat Kilburg Studio" April 04, 2014

First Friday Gallery Walk


Friday, April 4, 6:00-9:00 PM

Stop in and say hello.  There's plenty of parking across the street from the Flatiron Building

1209 Pendleton Street
(864) 630-1652


NEW!!!  Now open every Friday and Saturday, 11:00-5:00

AGGG: "Heather Love" April 04-30, 2014

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville presents Heather Love

Exhibition Dates: April 1 - 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, April 4, 6-9 pm


Heather Love grew up in Raleigh NC and took her first photography class at the age of 12. Since that time she has experimented with photography off and on, but began focusing specifically on black-and-white as a medium after she moved to Greenville in 2009. She has since expanded her work to include photos in sepia-tone, but each photo remains true to traditional technique--although the photos are taken digitally, no adjustments or alterations are made that could not be recreated in a traditional darkroom.

Artist's Statement


My goal as a photographer is to capture details or elements of a scene that are emphasized by the absence of color. I hope that by taking images in black-and-white or sepia, the viewer notices things about the picture that their eye wouldn't otherwise see. Some of these scenes are more abstract while in others the components can be easily identified--in both cases, my hope is that the observer discerns and enjoys the details and composition of each piece.

200 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Artistry Workshops and Gallery: "First Friday" April 04, 2014

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery  present...
First Friday, April 4th 6-9pm

Clay, Installation, Metal Art, Painting, Sculpture


Carol Ann Kronyak and Timothy Chorbadjian

Artistry Workshops and Gallery
12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

www.theartistrygallery.com

With Food from Mobile Good-to-Go Kitchen

Taylors Mill: "First Friday" April 04, 2014


Performances By:
Wasted Wine
Discordia Arts
Morgan of the Pines

Sculptural Installations By:
Allison Anne Brown
Carey Morton

After Party At:
Due South

2nd Floor
Taylors Mill
250 Mill Street
Taylors, SC

GSO: The Russian Sorcerer and His Apprentice April 05-06, 2014

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents,
The Russian Sorcerer and His Apprenctice

Sat. April 5, 8pm
Sun. April 6, 3pm

Taneyev  Symphony No. 4,
Op. 12, C minor
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet,
Overture - Fantasy
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien,
Op. 45

Prepare to be mesmerized by two spectacular works as the great Pyotr Tchaikovsky dons his sorcerer's cap and casts a melodic spell, each inspired by Italian impressions. The concert begins with the Greenville premier of the monumental and powerful Fourth Symphony by another Russian master - Sergei Taneyev, beloved pupil and close friend of Tchaikovsky himself.

Peace Center Concert Hall

Arts Council of Pickens: "Spring Fling Arts Festival" April 05, 2014

The Arts Council of Pickens  County presents "The Spring Fling Arts Festival"


April 5, 2014
8:00am - 2:00pm

Downtown Easley in front of City Hall
(Right beside the Easley Farmer's Market)

Folk art, visual art & literary art vendor booths, live music and dance performances, children's art activities. The Farmer's Market will be open!

I.C.P. Workshops: Succulent Terrarium April 08, 2014

Indie Craft Parade presents a series of events and workshops for learning and making.

Succulent Terrarium
with Amy Walchers of Urban Digs

When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 7 PM – 10 PM / Where: Urban Digs, 215 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29609 / Cost: $30
https://tito.io/indie-craft-parade/2013---2014-workshops

Chautauqua: Harry Turman, led by George Frein April 08, 2014

Chautauqua Discussion Series: presented in collaboration with Greenville Library System.

Tuesday, April 8, 7:00pm

How did unsuccessful farmer, businessman gone bankrupt, and unknown politician from Missouri, who suddenly found himself President make some of the most crucial decisions in history? Truman would end the war with Germany, use the atomic bomb against Japan, save a starving Europe, create a Fair Deal for Americans, start the nation on the road to civil rights, confront an expanding Soviet Union and wage war in Korea. And, the always underestimated Truman staged one of the most stunning political comebacks in American history  — his 1948 “whistle-stop campaign” against Thomas E. Dewey. This unassuming yet supremely confident and decisive man rose to the occasion.

George Frein returns to Greenville to lead this discussion. Dr. Frein is Founder of Greenville Chautauqua and Artistic Director currently cybercommuting from Texas.   A Chautauqua Legend himself, George Frein is one of the most sought-after performers on the Chautauqua Circuit. He has created for us the roles of Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, John Adams, Henry Adams, Herman Melville, John Winthrop, John James Audubon and the ever lovable Dr. Seuss. He will perform as Harry Truman in the June 2014 Festival.

http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/

GLT: "Miss Nelson is Missing!" April 09-12, 2014

The Greenville Little Theatre present: "Miss Nelson is Missing!"


April 9 - 12 at 10:30 am, except Wednesday performance at 7pm

Tickets $8 with discounts available for groups

Or, COME AND 'DOUBLE PLAY' - Enjoy a visit to the Children's Museum of the Upstate along with seeing Miss Nelson is Missing! for only $12! Ask the Box Office for Details! 233-6238

Call the Box Office to find out about our Wednesday night special as part of the "Week of the Young Child" Celebration

PURCHASE TICKETS 

Downtown Alive! "The Mobros" April 10, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


THE MOBROS make old ideas sound new. Kelly Morris, who plays guitar and sings with sweeping guttural gusts that can elicit shivers, is joined by his brother, Patrick, on drums. Whereas most bands would be satisfied with re-creating a sound and mood that invokes nostalgia, THE MOBROS have expanded on the soul and rock music they listened to in their youth. The brothers' songs contain deeply-rooted Southern underpinnings, a result of growing up in historic Camden, S.C. They've played the prestigious Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Atlanta's Sweetwater 420 Fest, Greenville's Artistphere International Art Festival, Eco Fest in Jacksonville, FL, Earth Day Festival in Myrtle Beach, SC, Columbia's Blues Festival, the Carolina Homegrown Music Festival, Fall For Greenville Music Festival, Sautee Jamboree in Sautee Nacoochee, Ga and the Free Times Music Crawl. About 40,000 revelers were at St. Pat's in Five Points when The Mobros played a headlining slot in 2012. Most recently they were hand picked by B.B. KING to open for him on two shows of his Summer 2013 tour, at the Snagajob.com Amphitheater in Glen Allen, VA and at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC. With his guitar, Kelly, who is crafty and prolific, creates a labyrinthine of notes, sometimes playing dual guitar and bass parts. Patrick, who is sponsored by Anchor Drums, adds Caribbean percussive inflections. What is immediately gripping about the brotherly music is their flourishing harmonies, the melodic layers stacked seemingly effortlessly. The brothers are taking sabbaticals from college to pursue music, and they are on the verge of releasing their debut album "Walking With a Different Stride" in the Fall of 2013. Bars and clubs have smoldered because of their sweltering sets, as the band melds Latin, blues, funk and soul, often in the same song, into a scintillating blend. The music can also soothe in the way that authentic, decades-old soulful classics do. For THE MOBROS, the old ideas are seasoning for their resonant, modern sound.
themobros.com | Listen

 

Arts Tent


The Warehouse Theatre:
http://www.warehousetheatre.com/
Find out about the 2014/15 season of amazing productions at the Warehouse Theatre!

Two MAC member artists will show their work:
Alexandra Yannopoulis and Alexia Moustelou-Giannopoulos

Albino Skunk Music Festival April 10-12, 2014

Set in a rural, relaxed environment, the Skunk Fest has been a Greer fixture and provided a platform for local musicians of all genres. Guests are encouraged to escape the daily grind and camp on the grounds. How better to discover new bands than in a lounge chair with a packed cooler?

Skunk Farm
4063 Jordan RoadGreer, SC

Daily Tickets: $18 - $45; weekend ticket: $300

www.albinoskunk.com

Merge: "Artist Reception" April 10, 2014

Merge is partnering with local curator, Kara Blanken to host of a conceptual exhibition of local, contemporary art.

The opening reception is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6-9 PM. The show will be on view at the Merge offices until the first week of June.

The show will feature a total of four local artists who are not currently represented by local galleries. Bryan Hiott from Taylors Mill and Aaron Greene from The Village of West Greenville will be featuring wet plate collodion tintypes, albumen prints on glass, Polaroid prints, and Leica shots. Craig King from White Whale Studios and Virginia Yearick from Clemson University will include complex charcoal drawings, oil paintings, and intricate prints.

Merge is located at 411 University Rdg. Ste. 225 Greenville, SC 29601

Hampton III Gallery: "Paul Yanko" April 10-May 24, 2014

New Paintings by Paul Yanko


April 10 - May 24

Opening: Thursday, April 10, 7-9 PM
Artist's Talk: 8 PM

Coffee and Conversation
Saturday, May 3, 11 - noon

Hampton III Gallery LTD
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Taylors, SC 29687

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5
Saturday 10-5
(864) 268-2771

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com

Main Street Fridays: "Herringbones" April 11, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


The Herringbones Band performs a mix of original music and covers of classic rock, Top 40, acoustic rock, oldies, beach, country, jazz, and party music from the last 50 years. We have been playing as a band for 5 years, specializing in outdoor concerts and private events. We love to provide high-quality, energetic, family-friendly entertainment. Our promise: Great music across many styles, an irresistible groove to make people move, and lots of fun for everyone.
www.theherringbones.com | Listen

Spartanburg Art Museum: "Diana Farfan Exhibit" April 11-May 16, 2014

Diana Farfan’s Bread and Circus Exhibition Opens at Spartanburg Art Museum


The Spartanburg Art Museum opens a new exhibition of surrealist ceramic sculptures by Colombian-born artist Diana Farfan, entitled Bread and Circus. Join the Spartanburg Art Museum for the opening reception on Friday April 11 from 5-8 pm with a gallery talk by the artist at 6:30 pm.

Diana Farfan was born in Bogotá, Colombia where she received her BFA from the National University of Colombia. She completed her training closer to home, in Columbia, South Carolina, where she received her MFA in Ceramics from the University of South Carolina. Farfan currently resides and works in Greenville, South Carolina.

Bread and Circus, which derives its name from the famous quote by Roman satirist Juvenal, refers to a superficial means of satisfying or sedating the masses. The circus theme woven throughout the playful menagerie of ceramic toys, dolls, and marionettes, references this political distraction via spectacle. The sculptures in Bread and Circus hold a strong socio-political connotation, as well as a hefty dose of humor.

Farfan is a master of straddling the line between the playful and the serious. Her pieces while often beautifully and whimsically created, ask more of us. They tackle major themes such as the human condition, the human body, and how we connect with ourselves and with each other. By playfully manipulating the clay and distorting classical ideas of anatomy, Farfan is able to mold not only her sculptures, but also the way in which we view the themes they evoke.

Bread and Circus is on view at the Spartanburg Art Museum through May 16, 2014. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm.

Whimsical Toys Workshop with Diana Farfan: Saturday April 19 1-5pm. 3D Studio. $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Includes all materials.

This exhibition is made possible in part with funding from the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Arts Partnership of Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit spartanartmuseum.org

 

 

Christina Laurel: "SUMINIGASHI & SUMI-E" April 12, 2014

SUMINIGASHI & SUMI-E


April 12, 2014
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio.

Class size is a minimum of 4 students, maximum of 8 and is designed for adults ( 18 years +): Suminigashi marbles paper by "floating ink" - a process that originated in 12th Century Japan; Sumi-e uses bamboo-handled brushes with sumi (ink) to create deceptively simple paintings. Learn about Japanese papers and Asian art forms from instructor Christina Laurel. Materials provided.

Tuition for this class is only $80 ($70 for museum members). Pre-registration is required and tuition must be paid by April 10.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops and you may register on-line at www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar, in person, or by calling the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963. Tuition may be paid by cash, check or charge.  Make check payable to the Pickens County Museum or call the Museum to use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.  Workshops will be held at the Pickens County Museum, 307 Johnson Street in Pickens. Full Tuition must be paid before session. Students will be notified if a workshop is cancelled or filled. If cancelled, all tuition will be reimbursed to registered student. No tuition will be reimbursed after date of this workshop.

Peace Center: "An Evening with John Legend" April 12, 2014

Show Dates
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 8:00 PM
Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist, John Legend will be coming to the Peace Center for the Performing Arts on April 12, 2014. The show will feature John in an intimate and acoustic setting, highlighted by guitar/vocal accompaniment as well as a string quartet.The tour comes in support of Legend's highly acclaimed fourth studio album Love In the Future which continues to gain momentum on the Billboard 200 Chart and currently sits in the top 10 on the R&B Album Chart. Produced by Legend and longtime collaborators Kanye West and Dave Tozer, the albums smash single "All of Me," was recently certified Gold sales status.Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. He's sold an impressive seven million albums worldwide and his work has earned him three Soul Trail Awards, the BET Award for Best New Artist, and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In addition to singing/songwriting, John Legend also works on many humanitarian initiative and efforts. These have been recognized through many service awards including the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Service Award from Africare. John currently sits on the boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, Stand for Children, and the Harlem Village Academies.

Tickets: $45-75

http://www.johnlegend.com/


Coffee Underground: "Laughing Stock Improv" April 12, 2014

Laughing Stock Improv will perform at Coffee Underground



April  12th at 10:30pm


http://laughingstockimprov.weebly.com/

Coffee Underground
At the corner of Coffee and Main
Downtown Greenville

Downtown Alive! "Brian Collins" April 17, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Born and raised in West Georgia, Brian Collins displays a true southern soul with his musical presence. Humbled by his modest upbringing as the son of two truck-driving parents, Brian exudes passion and love in every corner of his career. Brian’s a longtime veteran of the industry and demonstrates an equivalent professionalism. The soulful quality of his voice gives meaningful expression to songs that bend the lines of genres like country, southern rock, and soul. The depth of Brian’s songwriting and the magnitude of his perspective attest to his broad appeal and ever-growing fan base. His honest lyrics capture the heart of every listener. Take a cross between Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Zac Brown, and Marc Broussard—and you have a sound unlike any other—you have something unique. And uniqueness describes Brian in every sense of the word. His tone, driven by the beats of a stripped-down percussion kit and bass lines, offer a well-rounded, energetic live performance that engulfs the senses and takes audiences on a notable journey.
www.BrianCollins.us | Listen

Arts Tent


Robert Havens (painting)

 

Jared Emerson: "Persepective Art Show" April 17, 2014

Artist Jared Emerson is giving of his talent and time to shine a light on needful communities. The show will feature a display of Emerson's art and include a live performance by will the artist. All of the evening's events will benefit the Premier Foundation, which supports global charities, and the Adopt the Block Program.

Zen
924 S. Main StreetGreenville, SC

Thursday, 7:00pm
$75
(864) 561-3091
www.perspectiveartshow.como

Centre Stage: "The Producers" April 17-19, 2014




Centre Stage presents: "The Producers" by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan


What happens when a down on his luck producers and his nerdy accountant find out they owe big time taxes?  They set out to create a huge write off by producing the biggest flop Broadway has ever seen!...but will it fail?...they are taking no chances as they have found the perfect script:  "Springtime for Hitler".  You will never forget the names of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom.
Shows left:
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:00pm

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 8:00pm

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8:00pm


Centre Stage

501 River Street

Greenville, SC 29601





Book Signing: "Web of Water" April 17-May 06, 2014

Web of Water: Reflections of Life Along the Saluda & Reedy Rivers


Upstate Forever (www.upstateforever.org) announced today launch event details for their upcoming book, Web of Water: Reflections of Life Along the Saluda and Reedy Rivers.

The book consists of images collected in the Saluda-Reedy watershed by four South Carolina photographers: Tom Blagden, Clay Bolt, jon holloway, and Ben Geer Keys, and essays by Upstate nature writer John Lane.

“Web of Water is a marvelous mix of…exquisite photographs that are a delight to the eyes and words that flow like a river pulling the reader along and capturing the spirit of the place,” said Rudy Mancke, Naturalist in Residence at the University of South Carolina.

The Greenville book launch will be held on Tuesday, April 22 at Studio 220, Hyatt (220 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC).

If you are unable to make the Greenville book launch, the Spartanburg book launch will be held on Tuesday, May 6 at Indigo Hall (190 Ezell Street, Spartanburg, SC). The Spartanburg launch will also celebrate the 10th anniversary of Upstate Forever in Spartanburg. All events are scheduled for 5:00 – 7:00pm. Members of the media, as well as the public, are invited to attend.

About Upstate Forever

Upstate Forever is a non-profit organization promoting sensible growth and protecting special places in the Upstate region of South Carolina. The organization strives to develop clean water, healthy air and abundant green space across the entire Upstate; encourage a pattern of development with reduced fiscal and environmental impacts; and support fully informed and engaged citizens throughout the region. With offices in Greenville and Spartanburg, Upstate Forever focuses on three programs – Clean Air & Water, Sustainable Communities, and Land Trust.

About Hub City Press

Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission, Hub City Press is a non-profit independent press in Spartanburg, S.C. that publishes well-crafted, high-quality works by new and established authors, with an emphasis on the Southern experience.

Greenwood:
Thursday, April 17th at Sundance Gallery: 5 -7pm

Greenville:
Tuesday, April 22nd at Studio 220, Hyatt 5-7

Spartanburg:
Tuesday, May 6th at Indigo Hall, 5-7pm

Peace Center: "Melissa Etheridge" April 18, 2014

Show Dates
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 8:00 PM
Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge will perform at the Peace Center as part of a limited run of live dates in an intimate theatre setting. This show is a rare opportunity to see the rock icon perform in a stripped-down atmosphere, rotating between electric and acoustic guitar, piano, and harmonica."I enjoy doing the solo shows not only to get ready for a new album, I also love to dive into my catalogue of songs and bring a new freshness to my older material," explains Melissa Etheridge. "It is such an intimate experience with the audience, and it is truly one of my favorite ways to perform."

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocal, Etheridge has remained one of America's favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. She stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. Hitting her artistic and commercial stride, Melissa's success has landed her multiple Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.

Tickets: $45-$65

Main Street Fridays: "5th and York" April 18, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.

Music


A hugely popular regional sensation since forming in 2006, the Charlotte, North Carolina based group 5th and York’s dynamic, multi-faceted follow-up to their infectious 2011 debut album “Nascentum,” is entitled “ALL IN”. The new project offers a clever overview of the Charlotte, North Carolinas’ urban jazz ensemble’s musical mission this time around. 5th and York is stirred up the urban smooth jazz landscape with the release of its eclectic debut album and are taking things a step further this time around by releasing their first National Single “Maputo,” an explosive cover of the classic, Marcus Miller penned smooth jazz format staple that was originally recorded by Bob James and David Sanborn on their Grammy winning album Double Vision.

The group’s saxophonist and co-founder Derwin Friday is the jazzy core of the group who has been playing with bassist Dewarren Tate for over ten years; Friday’s first cousin, guitarist Derrick Friday, is a rocker who adds powerful electricity to their infectious melodies and driving grooves. Keyboardist and musical director George Mason is a renowned musician in several different genres of music including Gospel and Hip Hop. Drummer Johnny Gillard lays down the rhythmic foundation for the band, and is a contemporary jazz natural who is coveted by many bands throughout the area for his uncanny ability to, as Derwin says, “keep time like a human metronome.” Lead vocalist Tra Mason, has shared the stage with various gospel and R&B stars, including Glen Jones and Ginuwine.

5th and York has come a long way and matured as a band significantly since their first gig at The Jazz Café in 2006. In addition to headlining at regional festivals and playing local clubs, they have opened for legendary artists Frankie Beverly & Maze, Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago, as well as R&B greats Anthony Hamilton and the late Gerald Levert. The main attraction as the weekly house band in the Lobby Lounge at the Ritz Carlton in Charlotte for the past three years,5th and York’s profile in the Charlotte region increased tremendously. Ongoing connection at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre which had them opening for many of the superstar pop and R&B artists performing in town. Before the Ritz, they performed regularly at the House of Jazz in Charlotte and Brown Street Tavern in Greenville, South Carolina (where they also have a strong following), in addition to all their philanthropic work and festival gigs. Recent festival appearances in Charlotte and Greenville include The Derby Festival (held the weekend of the Kentucky Derby), Sunset Jazz Festival, Sip and Stroll Festival (a wine and music event) and the Fall for Greenville Festival. 5th and York opened the 2013 Uptown Charlotte Jazz Festival (whose lineup featured Peter White, Euge Groove and Brian Culburtson) this past summer, frequenting in cities like Atlanta and Greenville, SC, which has become a popular contemporary jazz hub in the region. The band also continues its involvement with numerous charities, performing at galas for such organizations as A Better World – a local charity helping develop after school and summer programs for children from low income and single parent homes. They also have performed for the local chapter of the Red Pump Society on behalf of World AIDs day various times.
www.5thandyork.com/ | Listen

LifeIt Cafe: "Feel Good Poetry Cafe" April 18, 2014

Introducing the One and Only “Feel Good Cafe” Open Mic and Chill spot!


Located at the newest and hippest place in Greenville SC

LifeIt Cafe 730 S.Pleasantburg Drive (Topside of Morgan Manor) Greenville SC 29607

*A night of feel good poetry, music, games, singing, lyricist and much more in the COOLEST place in town*

Admission: FREE
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Hosted by: Kimbi the Goddess of Unifyed Sol Poets

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Local Legends" April 18, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Local Legends" with Mock Turtle Soup


Local Legends performs every Friday night. With a different special guest storyteller each week, this fully improvised show is brand new every time. The personal stories told by local celebrities inspire a series scenes made up right before your eyes.

Cast: Harrison Brookie, Ben Burris, Meg Pierson, Lena RoperJason Underwood

This Week: Mock Turtle Soup
9:00 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Slimprov" April 18, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Slimprov and Mock Turtle Soup (Clemson Improv)


7:30 - 9:30 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Dual Duel" April 19, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents - Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games (with guest Matt White)


This show features two teams of two going head to head for points and your laughs. You may have some games like this on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, but here the points matter. The winner goes home with a women’s volleyball trophy, the loser just goes home!

Cast: Nicole Brown, Ben Burris, Molly Collins, Taylor Dorsett, Harry Heilemann, Darren Hudak, Kayla Joyce, Brad Garrett, John Moore, Jenn Newsome, Miguel Osornio, Griffin Pafford, Andy Roark, Britney Teie

King of the Mountain is coached by Wendy Mcclain

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Stand Up" April 19, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Stand Up Comedy from Heroes of Hilarity"


Alchemy Comedy is committed to bring comedy to Greenville in all forms. We specialize in improv comedy, but also feature special stand-up comedy shows with out-of-town headliners.

Cast: Ben BurrisJason Underwood, and special guests.

Previous guests include Tom Keller, Crazy Boris, Nick Shaheen, Jason Farr, Justin Blackburn, Art Sturtevant, Charlie Grey, Michael Robinette, and Michael Channing, and the cast of the Most RACES Show on Earth!

9:00 - 11:00 pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
(Downtown Greenville)

Spoken Word Poetry: "Open Mic" April 20, 2014

Coffee and Poetry Every Sunday at Coffee Underground at 7:30pm in Downtown Greenville. [1 E. Coffee Street]


Bring your own poems to read or perform. Beginners welcome! Sign-up starts at 7:00pm. All poetry styles welcome! No shows on major holidays as posted. $5 cover (cash/check). Poetry Slam held last Sunday of each month. Hosted by Unifyed Sol Poets

Wits End Poetry is the longest running poetry series in South Carolina!

Peace Center: Flashdance the Musical April 22-27, 2014

The Peace Center presents,
Flashdance the Musical


April 22nd-27th, 2014


Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core. Flashdance the Musical tells the inspiring story of Alex Owens, a female Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night, with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer.

The score features the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award -winning title dong "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," and "I Love Rock & Roll."

FlashdanceTheMusical.com

WizardofOzTheMusical.com

GCMA: "Michael Mathers Photography" April 22-June 15, 2014

Michael Mathers Photography

Apr 16, 2014 — Jun 15, 2014

Explore the Upstate and Lowcountry of South Carolina along with western North Carolina in the evocative imagery of photographer Michael Mathers.

Gallery talk at 2pm, Sunday, April 27th.

Photographer Michael Mathers documents the architecture and landscapes of diverse locations throughout South Carolina. Join the artist for a gallery talk in his exhibition at the GCMA to learn more about his inspirations and his creative process.

Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

 http://www.gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e87&DateOfEvent=04/27/2014

The Film House: "A Late Quartet" April 23, 2014

The Film House presents: "A Late Quartet"


2012     105 min.     Rated R.     Yaron Zilberman

Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.

7:00PM at Coffee Underground
$5.00 for admission

Downtown Alive! "Stero Reform" April 24, 2014

Downtown Alive


This weekly music series at NOMA Square on Main Street continues for 24 weeks March 20 to August 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including rock, blues, funk, and cover bands on the Wild Wing Café Stage.

A total of approximately 45,000 people attend this event annually and it is the single largest fundraiser for the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music


Hailing from Greenville, SC, Stereo Reform is a fusion of the creative talents of Neil Turner on bass, keys, and lead vocals, and Will Evans on guitar, keys, and backup vocals. In 2013, Stereo Reform released their newest album, The Future Started Yesterday. Produced by Grammy-nominated Bravo Ocean and funded in large part by an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, The Future Started Yesterday offers a fresh, sexy, modern sound that is wholly unique, yet feels somehow familiar. Anchored by songs such as The Future Started Yesterday, Fire, and 10 Miles Out of NYC (which was featured in Relix in 2011), this album boasts ample drums that give way to crisp guitar riffs and electro-influenced backbeats. In the Spring of 2013 Stereo Reform finished 8th in the nation wide Road to Roo contest, an intense competition for two highly-coveted spots to perform a Bonnaroo 2013. Most recently, Stereo Reform was accepted to Pandora's catalog in the record time of just a few short weeks. In 2014, the band looks forward to playing clubs and music halls throughout the southeast, and is looking to make an impact on the festival circuit.
www.stereoreform.com | Listen

 

Arts Tent


Rassmussen Gems

Barbara Green and the artists from the Western SC Gem & Mineral Society

Mission

To show the beauty of the gems that nature has produced.



Company Overview

Artisan Jewelry Designer, Lapidary, and Gemologist providing custom artistic unique jewelry.

Upstate Forever's "Upcountry Muse" April 24, 2014

“Upcountry Muse” To Feature World Premiere of Nature-Based Music and Dance


Event to Benefit Upstate Forever

Upstate Forever is pleased to announce the “Upcountry Muse,” an event featuring the world premiere of nature-based music and dance, on Thursday, April 24 at the Greenville Fine Arts Center, beginning at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Upstate Forever.

The original performances include:

• Nocturne, for cello and piano, by Jon Jeffrey Grier, performed by Alan Weinstein, cello, and Elizabeth Bachelder, piano.

• A Pondering Moment, solo dance choreographed and performed by Rebecca Lee.

• Walking the Blue Ridge, for piano, four hands, by Sally Wyche Coenen, performed by Michael Coenen and Sally Wyche Coenen.

• Pisgah Songs, by Jon Grier, based on poems by Jan Bailey, Marian Willard Blackwell, Keller Cushing Freeman, and Sue Lile Inman, performed by Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano, and Lisa Lee, piano.

Following the performances there will be a silent auction of art by students at the Fine Arts Center.

“This is going to be an unforgettable evening of inspiring music, dance, poetry and visual art, and we’re deeply honored that these great artists are paying tribute to Upstate Forever’s mission and work. Space is limited so I encourage people to get their tickets now,” said Sam Danner, Upstate Forever’s Membership and Special Events Director.

Tickets are $50 per person and are available now at www.upstateforever.org/upcountrymuse/.

For more information, contact:
Sam Danner, Upstate Forever
(864) 250-0500 x21
sdanner@upstateforever.org

 

24th Annual Upstate Hich School Art Exhibit April 24, 2014

Exhibition Dates: March 24 - April 25
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Thursday, April 24, 7:00 pm

Visual and Performing Arts
Greenville Technical College

The Film House: "Up" April 24, 2014

The Film House presents: "Up"


2009     96 min.     Rated PG     Pete Doctor and Bob Peterson

78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway.

7:00pm at Coffee Underground
$5 admission

GLT: The Return, Beatles Tribute April 25-27, 2014

The Return
A spectacular Beatles tribute


April 25-27, 2014

We're unable to see the Beatles ever again, but THE RETURN is the next best thing! The Return has crafted a truly authentic, entertaining, and very exciting show. In doing so, the band not only delivers a near perfect reproduction of a live Beatles concert -- they capture the very essence of the Beatles themselves. Feel the excitement of Beatlemania to Sergeant Pepper's and beyond!

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