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December

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

Gunter Theatre: "Hoffman & Reiko" January 08, 2015

Miles Hoffman


"He was superb... Hoffman was at his best when the music assumed the eloquence of a passionate, pleading human voice. The rich tone of his instrument was modulated so delicately at times that it almost seemed about to form words." - The Washington Post

Miles Hoffman has been named one of the most outstanding violists  of our times with over 30 years experience. Appearing frequently in recital and as soloist with orchestras throughout the United States, he has earned glowing reviews in repertoire ranging from the baroque to the contemporary.

With the chamber ensemble he founded, The American Chamber Players, he has toured throughout North America, engaged and re-engaged by prestigious concert series from Florida to British Columbia.

He has written artivles for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wilson Quarterly, among other publications, and his book, The NPR Classical Music Companion, is now in its tenth printing from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Miles Hoffman lives with his family in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he is Associate Professor of Viola at the Petrie School of Music of Converse College.




Reiko Uchida


First prize winner of the Joanna Hodges Piano Competition and the Zinetti International Competition, pianist Reiko Uchida has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Greenwich Symphony, and the Princeton Orchestra, to name just a few. Ms. Uchida made her New York solo debut in 2001 at Carnegie's Weill Hall under the auspices of the Abby Whiteside Foundation.

She has performed solo and chamber music concerts throughout the world, including the US, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Finland, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic, in venues including Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Kennedy Center, as well as at the White House in Washington, D.C., and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

Thursday, January 8th | 7:30PM

All tickets $20

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/miles-hoffman

Peace Concert Hall: "STOMP" January 10, 2015

STOMP


STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows.

The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps - to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As USA Today says, "STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places."

STOMP holds an eccentric cast that do not utter one word yet perspire individually. With the combination of facial expressions, body movements, along with a few things that one can easily find around their house. The cast communicates scenes in the universal language of rhythm and sound. They are constantly in motion, sweeping floors, and swinging from above the stage as they hit and bang on everything in sight.

Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 4:00PM

Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 8:00PM

Tickets start at $45

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/stomp

Younts: "Rick Alviti-Tribute to Elvis" January 10, 2015

Younts Center for Performing Arts: "Rick Alviti, A Tribute to Elvis"


January 10, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $30, $25

Back again by popular demand, Rick Alviti brings his Elvis tribute act to Fountain Inn for an unforgettable night with the King. Performing a set of Elvis' greatest hits, Alviti's energetic show features songs spanning Elvis' entire career.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/rick-alviti1

Chautauqua: "All About Eve" January 11, 2015

“All About Eve” – a Chautauqua classic film showing

Sunday January 11 at 2:30 pm
FREE


Fasten your seat belts. You're going to have a great time! We’re showing the classic tale of ambition and betrayal that returned Bette Davis to stardom and showed that turning 40 was not a woman's death knell. “All About Eve” was nominated for 14 Academy Awards (a feat unmatched until the 1997 Titanic.) See a classic film with an audience that loves talking back to history. Rated PG.

Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Peace Concert Hall: "Martha Graham Dance Company" January 13, 2015

The Martha Graham Dance Company brings its unparalleled choreography and dynamic artistic style to the Peace Center this January!


The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a leader in the development of contemporary dance since it's founding in 1926. Informed by the expansive vision of pioneering choreographer Martha Graham, the Company brings to life a timeless and uniquely American style of dance that has influenced generations of artists and continues to captivate audiences. Graham and her Company have expanded the contemporary dance vocabulary of movement and forever altered the scope of the art form by rooting works in contemporary social, political, and psychological contexts, deepening their impact and resonance.

Today, the Company continues to foster Graham's spirit of ingenuity. It has embraced a new programming vision that showcases masterpieces by Grahm, her contemporaries, and her successors, alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists inspired by Graham's legacy. The Company actively works to create new platforms for contemporary dance and multiple points of access for audiences.

January 13th, 2015 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $15

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/martha-graham

Chautauqua: "America at the Movies" January 15, 2015

America at the Movies – a Chautauqua History Alive Discussion


Tuesday January 15 at 7pm

FREE

Chautauqua kicks off its 2015 Season “America at the Movies” at a free interactive discussion of how “going to the Picture Show” influenced the audience's formative years and the impact of movies on American culture. It's an introduction to the life and vision of Chautauqua's season characters – Walt Disney, Orson Welles, Mary Pickford, Gordon Parks and Bette Davis.  Come and share your experience of "America at the Movies" – an industry born in the Industrial Revolution controlled by businessmen that produced entertainment – and sometimes, Art.

Hughes Main Library
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Furman University: "Faculty Chamber Music Series" January 16, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Faculty Chamber Music Series."


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16
Faculty Chamber Music Series
Daniel Recital Hall

Tickets
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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

Furman University: "David Higgs, Organ" January 22, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "David Higgs, Organ"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22
David Higgs, Organ
Daniel Memorial Chapel

Tickets
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FAC Recital Hall: "Pan Harmonia Concert" January 22, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Recital Hall
Pan Harmonia Concert
January 22nd - 7:30 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Arts Center of Clemson: "Juried Exhibition" January 22-March 06, 2015

The Opening Reception of The Arts Center of Clemson's Juried Exhibition


January 22, 2015

Date(s) - Jan 22, 2015 - Mar 06, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

http://explorearts.org/events/the-2015-art-center-of-clemsons-juried-exhibition/

 

Younts: "The Artie Shaw Orchestra" January 24, 2015

Younts Center for Performing Arts: "The Artie Shaw Orchestra"


January 24, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $30, $25, $20

Lead by clarinetist Matt Koza, the Artie Shaw Orchestra continues the Big Band tradition begun by their namesake. Performing swing-era arrangements mad famous by Shaw himself, this performance whisks the audience back to the golden age of swing.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/the-artie-shaw-orchestra

The Peace Center: "WICKED" January 28-February 15, 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

SCCT: "Fancy Nancy The Musical" January 30-February 08, 2015

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: "Fancy Nancy The Musical"


January 30 - February 8, 2015
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Most enjoyed by all ages

Don your most glamorous attire, pour a spot of tea and join us for the most elegant musical of the year! Nancy and her friends are excited to dance in the school recital, but when she is denied the role of her dreams, the story takes an unexpected twist. Nancy realizes that when she uses her imagination, being fancy comes in many forms.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/fancy-nancy

Winter Chautauqua: "Bette Davis" January 30-February 01, 2015

Winter Chautauqua: Bette Davis portrayed by Leslie Goddard


Friday, January 30th | 7:30 p.m.
SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities
Tickets: $30

Saturday, January 31 | 2:00 p.m.
Wade Hampton High School
FREE

Sunday, February 1 | 2:00 p.m.
Wade Hampton High School
FREE

http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/characters/bette-davis/

Chautauqua: "An Evening with Bette Davis" January 30, 2015

"An Evening with Bette Davis"  – a Chautauqua History Alive Benefit Show


Friday, January 30 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $30

Opening night of Winter Chautauqua – fabulous desserts and a private intimate performance of Bette Davis by Leslie Goddard. Reception starts at 7:30p with the private show at 8:00p in the Smith Recital Hall of the SC Governor’s School of the Arts. Tickets: $30 – can be purchased by phone or online.  Funds raised support our free community events. Limited seating. Reservations required.

SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities
Smith Recital Hall
15 University St
Greenville, SC 29601
Tickets and Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

FAC Black Box Theatre: "Steve Watson" January 31, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Black Box Theatre
Steve Watson CD Release Concert
January 31 - 7:00 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

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

Arts Center of Clemson: "Juried Exhibition" January 22-March 06, 2015

The Opening Reception of The Arts Center of Clemson's Juried Exhibition


January 22, 2015

Date(s) - Jan 22, 2015 - Mar 06, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

http://explorearts.org/events/the-2015-art-center-of-clemsons-juried-exhibition/

 

The Peace Center: "WICKED" January 28-February 15, 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

SCCT: "Fancy Nancy The Musical" January 30-February 08, 2015

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: "Fancy Nancy The Musical"


January 30 - February 8, 2015
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Most enjoyed by all ages

Don your most glamorous attire, pour a spot of tea and join us for the most elegant musical of the year! Nancy and her friends are excited to dance in the school recital, but when she is denied the role of her dreams, the story takes an unexpected twist. Nancy realizes that when she uses her imagination, being fancy comes in many forms.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/fancy-nancy

FAC Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Community Exhibit" February 06-March 23, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Community Exhibit
Feb 6th - Mar 26th, 2015

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

FAC Black Box Theatre: "Planet Radio Concert" February 13, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Black Box Theatre
Free Planet Radio Concert
Feb 13 - 7:00 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

GLT: "Emile Pandolfi in Concert" February 14, 2015

Emile Pandolfi in Concert 
February 14, 2015 



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!



Furman University: "Miami String Quartet" February 19, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Miami String Quartet"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19
Guest Artist Recital
The Miami String Quartet
Daniel Recital Hall

Tickets
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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

FIRE: "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" February 20-March 01, 2015

Fire presents, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"


February 20-22, & February 27-March 1, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $18, $15, $10

Get yourself a golden ticket to the most fantastic show in town! Charlie Bucket, a boy with a poor family and a dream, is whisked off to ttour the factory of the elusive candy maker Willy Wonka. This musical adaptation of the famous film is sure to be one of FIRE's most visually stunning productions yet!

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/willy-wonka

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

Peace Center: "Jackie Evancho" February 22, 2015

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts presents, "Jackie Evancho"




  • Feb 22 , 2015

  • Tickets start at $45

  • On Sale Now


Jackie Evancho's first performance on America's Got Talent in 2010 left audiences astonished that such a perfect, beautiful, soprano voice could come from a 10-year-old girl. Now 14, the best-selling classical crossover artist continues to impress and inspire, whether performing Puccini or pop.


In a little over 2 years, Jackie's unique voice has won her millions of fans and her recordings have dominated the music charts. Jackie has garnered the support of legendary music producers like David Foster and filmmakers such as Robert Redford. In 2011 BillboardMagazine named her to their list of music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21 and again in 2012 because her "spellbinding, operatic vocals possess a power and poignancy that often moves listeners multiple times her age to tears."


Most recently, Jackie has ventured into acting and modeling. She made her acting debut in "The Company You Keep." Legendary actor/director/producer Robert Redford cast Jackie to play his daughter in the thriller which came out in theaters April, 2013.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/jackie-evancho

GLT: "Jesus Christ Superstar" February 27-March 14, 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar
Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice

February 27 – March 14, 2015 



The greatest story ever told comes to life in the incredible score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Centering on Jesus’ final days and his betrayal by Judas, this passion play featuring contemporary music illuminates Jesus’ transcendent power.


GSO: "Fairytales and Legends" February 28-March 01, 2015

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents: "Fairytales and Legends"


Saturday, February 28, 8pm
Sunday, March 1, 3pm

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade, Op. 35
Bizet: L'Arlesienne: Incidental Music for Alphonse Daudet's play
Rossini: William Tell, Overture

Enjoy musical fairytales and exciting adventures! From the thrilling and poetic Arabian Nights of Scheherazade to the heartbreaking love story of The Girl from Arles to the dramatic legend about the brave Swiss marksman as he is pictured in the brilliant Opera of Rossini - we are going to take you on a breathtaking journey.

Peace Center Concert Hall
300 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 467-3000

March

Arts Center of Clemson: "Juried Exhibition" January 22-March 06, 2015

The Opening Reception of The Arts Center of Clemson's Juried Exhibition


January 22, 2015

Date(s) - Jan 22, 2015 - Mar 06, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

http://explorearts.org/events/the-2015-art-center-of-clemsons-juried-exhibition/

 

FAC Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Community Exhibit" February 06-March 23, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Community Exhibit
Feb 6th - Mar 26th, 2015

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

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

GLT: "Jesus Christ Superstar" February 27-March 14, 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar
Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice

February 27 – March 14, 2015 



The greatest story ever told comes to life in the incredible score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Centering on Jesus’ final days and his betrayal by Judas, this passion play featuring contemporary music illuminates Jesus’ transcendent power.


Younts: "Comedian James Gregory" March 07, 2015

Younts Center for Performing Arts presents: "James Gregory-The Funniest Man in America"


March 7, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $35, $30, $25

Back on the Younts Center stage for another night of side-splitting observational humor, James Gregory is a plain-spoken comedian for everyman. With his animated face, home-spun musings and audience rapport, it's sure to be an evening of laughs that harkens back to a simpler time.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/james-gregory

Furman Singers Tour Concerts March 16-17, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Furman Singers Tour Concerts"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17
Furman Singers Tour Concerts
Daniel Memorial Chapel

Tickets
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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

FAC Black Box Theatre: "Adam Knight" March 20, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Black Box Theatre
Adam Knight
March 20 - 7:00pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Younts: "Arturo Sandoval" March 21, 2015

Younts Center for Performing Arts: "Arturo Sandoval"



March 21, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $55, $50, $45

World renown Latin jazz legend Arturo Sandoval visits Fountain Inn for an intimate and memorable performance. Come spend an evening with the man who Dizzy Gillespe called "one of the greatest musicians I've ever heard"

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/arturo-sandoval

FAC Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Gallery Reception" March 24-26, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Co,,unity Exhibit: Gallery Reception
March 26 - 6:00 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

The Peace Center: "Joffrey Ballet" March 24, 2015

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts presents, The Joffrey Ballet



  • Mar 24 , 2015

  • Tickets start at $15

  • On Sale Now


Classically trained to the highest standards, The Joffrey Ballet expresses a unique, inclusive perspective on dance, proudly reflecting the diversity of America with its company and audiences. It's repertoire includes major story ballets, reconstructions of masterpieces, and contemporary works.


The Joffrey Ballet  has been hailed as "America's Company of Firsts." The Joffrey's long list of "firsts" include being the first dance company to perform at the White House at Jacqueline Kennedy's invitation, the first to appear on television, the first classical dance company to go multi-media, and the first and only dance company to appear on the cover of Time Magazine.


For more than a half-century, The Joffrey Ballet's commitment to taking world-class, artistically vibrant work to a broad and varied audience has created a solid foundation that continues to support the company's unprecedented capacity for achieving important "firsts." The Joffrey continues to maintain it's high level of accessibility through an extensive touring schedule around the world.


Founded by visionary teacher Robert Joffrey in 1956 and guided by celebrated choreographer Gerald Arpino from 1988 until 2007, The Joffrey Ballet continues to thrive under internationally-renowned Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Executive Director Greg Cameron. The Joffrey Ballet has become one of the most revered and recognizable arts organizations in America and one of the top dance companies in the world.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/joffrey-ballet

FIREside Radio: "The Rider from Nowhere" March 26, 2015

FIREside Radio: "The Rider From Nowhere"



March 26, 2015 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $12, $10, $5

Set in the town of Junction City, deep within the New Mexico territory, this tale brings the drama and suspense of the radio Western back to life.  As with all FIREside Radio shows, the performance will be recorded in front of a live audience and made available for download through the Younts Center website.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/fireside-radio-rider-from-nowhere

Chautauqua: "The Learning Tree" March 28, 2015

The Learning Tree – A Chautauqua classic film and discussion



Saturday, March 28 at 2:00pm Free First Hollywood studio film directed by an African American. Gordon Parks, internationally famous photojournalist, produced and directed “The Learning Tree.”  And wrote the semi-autobiographic novel on which the film based, the screenplay and the film music. Come of age with a young boy in a small Kansas town where, 90 years ago, the races lived in uneasy accommodation.

“The Learning Tree” was one of the first films to be selected for preservation on the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Rated PG. Greenville Technical College - UT Auditorium Building 104 506 S Pleasantburg Dr Greenville, SC 29607

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

Centre Stage: "Blackbird" April 07-22, 2015



BLACKBIRD






Sorting through the wreckage of a love most foul.




by: David Harrower



Show Dates: 


April 7, 2015 to April 22, 2015



Two people who once had a passionate affair meet again fifteen years later. Ray is confronted with his past when Una arrives unannounced at his office. Guilt, rage and raw emotions run high as they recollect their relationship when she was twelve and he was forty.

Click here for tickets.

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

The Peace Center: "Keith Lockhart & BBC Concert Orchestra" April 07, 2015

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts presents, Keith Lockhart & the BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Apr 7 , 2015

  • Tickets start at $45

  • On Sale Now


Conductor Keith Lockhart returns to Greenville with the world-renowned BBC Concert Orchestra featuring pianist Charlie Albright.


Since Keith Lockhart's appointment as seventh Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, highlights of his tenure include two critically-acclaimed North American tours, conducting annual performances at The Proms, and celebrating the orchestra's 60th year in 2012. Keith Lockhart and the BBC Concert Orchestra embark on their most recent North American tour featuring pianist Charlie Albright.


In February 1995, Lockhart was named the 20th conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra since it's founding in 1885. Over the last 19 years, he has conducted over 1500 concerts and made 74 television shows, including 38 new programs for PBS's Evening at Pops and the annual July Fourth spectacular, produced by Boston's WBZ-TV and broadcast nationally for many years on the A&E and CBS television networks. He has led the Boston Pops on 38 national tours and in performances at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall.


Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, Maestro Lockhart began his music studies on piano at the age of 7, and holds degrees from Furman University and Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds honorary doctorates from the Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Northeastern University, Furman University, and Carnegie Mellon University, among others.


Keith Lockhart celebrates his nineteenth anniversary season this year as Conductor of the Boston Pops, and continues to serve as Artistic Director of the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival in Brevard, NC.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/keith-lockhart-the-bbc-concert-orchestra

The Peace Center: "Pilobolus" April 09, 2015

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts presents, "Pilobus"


Pilobolus is a dance company founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. Pilobolus continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world through performance, education, and consultation.


Pilobolus propels itself in a variety of directions to reach these multi-disciplinary goals. The original company has been touring its 115 pieces of repertory to more than 64 countries over the last 42 years.


Pilobolus has been featured across the world at the 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007), and on Sesame Street, Oprah, 60 Minutes, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. It has been recognized with prestigious honors, such as the Berlin Critic's Prize, the Scotsman Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Programming.


Pilobolus holds the 2011 Guinness World Record for fitting the most people into a Mini Cooper (26); and in 2012, the company was nominated for a Grammy Award for its interactive music video collaboration with OK Go and Google Chrome Japan, "All is Not Lost." Recently, Pilobolus was honored as the first collective to receive the Dance Magazine Award, which recognizes artists who have made lasting contributions to the field.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/pilobolus

Furman Jazz Ensemble April 10, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Furman Jazz Ensemble"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Friday, April 10
Furman Jazz Ensemble
Daniel Recital Hall

Tickets
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GLT: "Don't Cry For Me Margaret Mitchell" April 10-25, 2015

Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell


by Duke Ernsberger



April 10 – April 25, 2015 



The hilarious, outrageous, and mostly true comedy about the process of adapting “Gone With the Wind” from novel to movie. You will laugh until you are out of breath at the antics which produced one of the most beloved films of all time.


FAC, Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Student Exhibit" April 13-May 14, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Student Exhibit
April 13 - May 14, 2015

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

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

Furman Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band April 17, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Furman Jazz Ensemble"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Friday, April 17
Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band
Bob Chesebro, soloist and guest conductor
McAlister Auditorium

Tickets
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FAC Black Box Theatre: "Shakespeare" April 17, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Black Box Theatre
Roy Fluhrer - Shakespeare
April 17 - 7:00 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

FIRE: "The Man Who Came to Dinner" April 17-26, 2015

FIRE: "The Man Who Came to Dinner"



April 17-19 & 24-26 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $18, $15, $10

When radio personality Sheridan Whiteside comes to visit the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Stanley after an Ohio speaking engagement and breaks his leg, he finds himself captive in the well-to-do family's home for a period of convalescence. The mayhem that ensues is a hysterical American comedy from the golden age of Broadway.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/the-man-who-came-to-dinner

Chautauqua: "Citizen Kane" April 18, 2015

Citizen Kane – A Chautauqua classic film and discussion


Saturday, April 18 at 2:00pm
Free

Is this the Greatest Film of All Time? For his film directorial debut, a 25 year old baby-faced radio boy wonder is given an unheard of Hollywood contact to develop his own story, use his own cast and crew, and have "final cut." -- Oh wait, that's the background - not the story trailer! Rated PG.

Greenville Technical College - UT Auditorium Building 104
506 S Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, SC 29607

Chautauqua: "Orson Welles" April 21, 2015

Orson Welles – A Chautauqua History Alive discussion


Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00pm

FREE

The life and movies of Orson Welles, the boy genius who created what is often called the greatest film of all time, “Citizen Kane.” It’s a chance to discuss movie-magic, art and fakery with an audience that loves talking back to history. Discussion is led by Dr. George Fein who will perform as Orson Welles in the June Chautauqua History Alive Festival.

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

FAC-Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Gallery Reception" April 23, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Student Exhibit: Gallery Reception
April 23 - 6:00 pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Furman University: "Spring Oratorio" April 24, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Spring Oratorio: Old Testament Heroes"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Friday, April 24
Spring Oratorio: Old Testament Heroes
Furman Symphony Orchestra, Oratorio Chorus
McAlister Auditorium

Tickets
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SCCT: "The Cat in the Hat" April 24-May 03, 2015

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: "The Cat in the Hat"

April 24 - May 3, 2015
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Most enjoyed by all ages

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with SCCT as we bring the most mischievous cat in town from the page to the stage. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know they are in for a day of serious fun. With tricks galore, and Thing One and Thing Two, the Cat in the Hat is never blue.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-cat-in-the-hat

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

GSO: "German Inspirations" April 28-29, 2015

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents: "German Inspirations"


Saturday, March 28, 8pm
Sunday, March 29, 3pm

Weber: Euryanthe, J. 291: Overture
Hind: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Op. 73, D major

This program presents masterworks written by great composers of three generations, but connected through glorious German musical traditions. The evening culminates with the warmest lyricism and striking passion of Brahms' invigorating Second Symphony.

Peace Center Concert Hall
300 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 467-3000

GLT: "Wild Thing" April 30-May 03, 2015

Wild Thing 
Music from the ‘60s 



April 30 – May 3, 2015


Travel back to the 1960s! An incredible local cast will thrill you with These Boots Are Made For Walkin’, The Beat Goes On, I’m a Believer, Wild Thing, and many, many more!


May

FAC, Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Student Exhibit" April 13-May 14, 2015

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Student Exhibit
April 13 - May 14, 2015

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

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

SCCT: "The Cat in the Hat" April 24-May 03, 2015

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: "The Cat in the Hat"

April 24 - May 3, 2015
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Most enjoyed by all ages

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with SCCT as we bring the most mischievous cat in town from the page to the stage. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know they are in for a day of serious fun. With tricks galore, and Thing One and Thing Two, the Cat in the Hat is never blue.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-cat-in-the-hat

GLT: "Wild Thing" April 30-May 03, 2015

Wild Thing 
Music from the ‘60s 



April 30 – May 3, 2015


Travel back to the 1960s! An incredible local cast will thrill you with These Boots Are Made For Walkin’, The Beat Goes On, I’m a Believer, Wild Thing, and many, many more!


Chautauqua: "Mickey Mouse & Walt Disney" May 02, 2015

Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney – A Chautauqua History Alive event

Saturday, May 2 at 2:00pm

FREE

An adventure in the life of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to participate. Larry Bounds, assistant Artistic Director of Chautauqua, brings a magician's insight into the creative life of Walt Disney.  It's a perfect chance to bring the whole family. This event is NOT a costumed performance. Event is led by Larry Bounds will perform as Walt Disney in the June Chautauqua History Alive Festival.

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

 

Younts: "Glenn Miller Orchestra" May 03, 2015

Younts Center for Performing Arts presents: " The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra"



May 9th, 2015 | 3:00 & 7:30pm
Tickets: $30, $25, $20

Playing from the song books of the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra, this group breathes new life into the classic big band catalog. Toe-tapping soon turns to dancing in the aisles as the ensemble plays through such classics as In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Moonlight Serenade and many more!

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/glenn-miller-orchestra

Chautauqua: "Walt Disney Discussion" May 05, 2015

Walt Disney – A Chautauqua History Alive discussion


Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00pm

FREE

The life and movies of Walt Disney, who shaped the modern world of multimedia entertainment. Join an audience. It's a chance to join an audience that loves to talk back to history to discuss Disney's vision that “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Discussion is led by Larry Bounds who will perform as Walt Disney in the June Chautauqua History Alive Festival.

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

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

Centre Stage: "Two Rooms" June 02-10, 2015



TWO ROOMS






Political issues are personal.




by: Lee Blessing




Show Dates: 


June 2, 2015 to June 10, 2015



The two rooms of the title are a windowless cubicle in Beirut where an American hostage is being held by Arab terrorists and a room in his home in the United States, which his wife has stripped of furniture so that, at least symbolically, she can share his ordeal. In fact the same room serves for both and is also the locale for imaginary conversations between the hostage and his wife, plus the setting for the real talks she has with a reporter and a State Department official. It is her job to try to make the wife aware of the larger equation of which the taking of a hostage is only one element, but as the months inch by it becomes increasingly difficult to remain patient. The wife is finally goaded by unforeseen developments to speak out against government policy and, in so doing, triggers the tragic series of events that brings the play to its startling conclusion.

Click here for tickets.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/two-rooms

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

GLT: "All Shook Up" June 05-27, 2015

All Shook Up 


Book by Joe DiPietro


Inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley



June 5 – June 27, 2015

Jun 5-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 at 8 pm; Jun 7, 14, & 21 at 3 pm

The  story is new, but the music is all Elvis! Joe DiPietro has crafted a funny and heart-warming story around the music of Elvis Presley, much the same way Mamma Mia! features the music of ABBA.


It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing, motorcycle-riding roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets. You’ll jump out of your blue suede shoes as the 25 member cast sings Don’t Be Cruel, Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel, Can’t Help Falling In Love, and many more.


(ALL SHOOK UP is not an Elvis tribute show (a la Scot Bruce).  It is a wonderful story of a changing America featuring music that changed us all, as well.)





SCCT: "Sleeping Beauty" June 12-21, 2015

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: "Sleeping Beauty"

June 12 - 21, 2015
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Most enjoyed by ages 4 and up

One of the most popular princesses is back in this classic, once-upon-a-time favorite about a girl who pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and falls into an enchanted sleep only to be awakened by true love's kiss.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/sleeping-beauty

FIRE: "Into the Woods" June 12-21, 2015

FIRE presents: "Into the Woods"



June 12-14 & 9-21, 2015 | 3:00 & 7:30pm
Tickets: $18, $15, $10

Playing from the song books of the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra, this group breathes new life into the classic big band catalog. Toe-tapping soon turns to dancing in the aisles as the ensemble plays through such classics as In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Moonlight Serenade and many more!

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

http://www.yountscenter.org/into-the-woods

July

Greenville Chorale: "Patriotic Concert" July 03, 2015

"Patriotic Concert"



Thursday, July 3, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Furman Lakeside Amphitheatre

Bingham Vick, Jr. and Les Hicken conducting

Open Seating

The Greenville Chorale will perform at Greenville's popular Independence Day celebration, delighting guests with a twilight evening of entertaining and inspiring music to honor our country and our military. Bring a picnic and enjoy this free patriotic concert by the lake at Furman Univiersity

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Previous Events

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

Furman Symphony Orchestra and Soloists February 13, 2014

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Furman Symphony Orchestra and Soloists"


The Sound Quality Concert Series is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Furman Music Department and Partners in the Arts. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Season tickets are available.

8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13

Concerto Concert
Furman Symphony Orchestra and Soloists
McAlister Auditorium

Tickets
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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.

 

Chautauqua: "Gordon Parks" March 31, 2014

Gordon Parks – A Chautauqua History Alive discussion


Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00pm

FREE

The life and movies of Gordon Parks, the groundbreaking "Life" magazine photojournalist and first African American Hollywood film director. It’s a chance to join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss the power and poetry behind Gordon Parks “pictures.” This discussion led by veteran Greenville journalist, E. Richard Walton.

Hughes Main Library Meeting Rooms A-C
25 Heritage Green Pl
Greenville, SC 29601

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

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!

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: A Night in Vienna April 25-27, 2014

Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra Series
A Night in Vienna

Fri. April 25 - 8pm
Sat. April 26 - 8pm
Sun. April 27 - 3pm

Suppe Light Calvary, Overture
Haydn Symphony No. 82,
C major (The Bear)
Schubert Symphony No. 8,
D. 759, B minor (Unfinished)
J. Strauss Jr Kunstler
Quadrille nach Motiven
beruhmter Meister, Op. 201
J. Strauss Jr Perpetuum
Mobile, Op. 257
J. Strauss Jr  Liebesbotschaft,
Galopp
Josef Strauss Feuerfest
Polka; Op. 269

Scintillating with wit and the explosive symphony of "Papa Haydn," father-founder of Viennese classical style, the poetic warmth and refined romanticism of Franz Schubert beautifully follows in this charming chamber concert

The Gunter Theatre

2nd Stage: Glow Tales April 25-May 04, 2014

Don’t miss our upcoming 2nd Stage show, GLOW TALES A Black Light Extravaganza which opens this weekend and runs the next 2 weekends.


http://www.scchildrenstheatre.org/2nd-stage/upcoming-productions/glow-tales

Three short tales told through black light puppetry and pre-recorded voices, sound effects and narration, perfect to create a magical theatre experience for our younger audience members. Charlie and the Big Splash follows a wee fish as he tries to find a bigger splash, Benjamin Bee’s Secret Wish is to see a rainbow, and the tale of a young girl who is less than thrilled about bed time is Rosie Bloom’s Dreams. conceived & written by Kim Granner

Performance Dates & Times:

Friday, Apr. 25 at 5:30pm

Saturday, Apr. 26 at 1pm and 3pm

Sunday, Apr. 27 at 2pm

Saturday, May 3 at 1pm and 3pm

Sunday, May 4 at 2pm

2nd Stage productions take place at the SCCT headquarters at 153 Augusta Street and provide even more hands-on theatre experiences for young people and their families in an intimate performance space. In addition to child-friendly shows at family-friendly prices, it serves as a public forum for SCCT’s social awareness programs, and a showcase spot for conservatory performances.

 

Main Street Fridays: "Derrick Dorsey Band" April 25, 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 Derrick Dorsey Band is a coming together of creative, talented and committed musicians, whose one goal is to provide a great show for their audience. Derrick Dorsey will charm you with his country swagger and his voice will melt hearts like the finest sweet potato pie! Chris Carroll is an experienced guitarist with an immense repertoire of exciting licks, improvising is his thing but whatever he creates will be sure to blow your mind! Tom Wheat is the best country/ jazz sax player in the south and can mix it up with the best of them... who needs a fiddle anyway? An exciting and solid rhythm section of Joe Jones on Bass and Danny Galloway on percussion completes an innovative line up that is ready to rock your party! Have a listen to our music, and next time you're in the upstate of South Carolina, Nashville Tennessee, Atlanta Georgia, Charlotte North Carolina or Gulf Coast of Florida, come and catch us live... that's where the real magic happens!
www.derrickdorseyband.com/

 

Alchemy Comedy: Student Showcase April 25, 2014

Alchemy Comedy presents "Improv 101 Student Showcase"


Each of the Alchemy Comedy classes are given a chance to show off their improv skills on stage.  Hosted by the instructor, students in these shows use the skills they’ve learned in either 101, 201, 301, or 401 to play in front of a crowd. Come out and support our training center and see if you have the chops to join us!

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Greenvillager" April 25, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Greenvillager, Improv inspired by the news"


9:00PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Mauldin Cultural Center: Gregory Porter April 26, 2014

Gregory Porter


Saturday, April 26, 2014  |  Free


Rain or Shine.  Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted.  No alcohol permitted.


Jazz singer Gregory Porter takes the stage in Mauldin for the first time in April of 2014.  The California-native and Brooklyn-based jazz singer has exploded in the jazz world in recent years.  His first two albums, Water (2010) and Be Good (2012), each earned him a GRAMMY nomination in Jazz and Traditional R&B Performance respectively. In September of 2013, he released his third album, Liquid Spirit on the major jazz label, Blue Note Records.  His last South Carolina show was the 2013 Spoleto Festival USA and since then he has played around the world from England to Japan, Germany, Spain, Portugal and many others.  His booming baritone voice mixed with his innate songwriting skills paired with his extremely talented band (the same musicians to accompany  him on all three albums) set the stage for one, and only one, night of pure jazz bliss.  Do not miss your opportunity to catch this jazz superstar on stage right here in Mauldin – for free.


This concert is a part of the Railroad Concert Series, a program of the City of Mauldin’s Office of Cultural Affairs that focuses on providing access to high quality live music and artists for the general public at no cost.


While the concert is free, we do ask that you register in advance to receive your paper tickets via email. Please note that the October 29 Greenville News article had the incorrect date. Correct date is April 26, 2014.

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Dual Duel" April 26, 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 26, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Stand Up from the Unusual Suspects (NC)"


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
alchemycomedy.com

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
(Downtown Greenville)

GCMA: "Art in the Great Outdoors" April 26, 2014

Certus Saturday: Art in the Great Outdoors


11 am - 2 pm

Experience art in the great outdoors at Falls Park River Lodge. Meet us in Falls Park for a preview of summer art camp. Drop by between 11 am and 2 pm and make some art in the park!

http://www.gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c4/e88&DateOfEvent=04/26/2014

Sherita Bolden: Book Signing April 26, 2014

Sherita Bolden will be signing copies of her new book, "Don't Touch my Wine"


Meet the author, drink fabulous wine, books available for purchase, come and join the celebration!

5:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday, April 26th 2014
Stellar Restaurant and Wine Bar
20 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601

www.sheritabolden.com

GCMA: "Sigmund Abeles: Pastels" April 26-June 16, 2014

GCMA: "Sigmund Abeles: Pastels"
April 26 - June 15, 2014


Although he was born in Brooklyn in 1934, Sigmund Abeles, PSA, grew up in Myrtle Beach, where he frequented Brookgreen Gardens to sketch and draw the sculpture there. He graduated in 1955 from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Fine Art and went on to earn a Masters in Fine Arts from Columbia University in 1957.

Abeles has taught at Wellesley College, Swain School of Design in Massachusetts, Boston University, the University of New Hampshire and the Art Students League of New York. He has worked and lived in New York City since 1994. Abeles' work continues to be focused on the human figure.

Named as a member of the National Academy in 1990, Abeles’ works can be found in the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art.

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

Pickens County Museum: "35 Juried Artists Exhibition" April 26-June 12, 2014

The Pickens County Museum of Art presents "The Thirty Fifth Annual Juried South Carolina Artists Exhibition.


April 26 - June 12

Juried by Clark Whittington

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 26: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Awards Ceremony at 7:00 pm

Museum Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 7:30Saturday: 9:00 - 4:30

Pickens County Museum of Art & History
307 Johnson Street
Pickens, SC 29671
picmus@co.pickens.sc.us
www.pickenscountymuseum.org
(864) 898-5963

Spoken Word Poetry: "Open Mic" April 27, 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!

Spoken Word Poetry: "Open Mic" April 27, 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!

Vino & Van Gogh: Palette Knife Workshop April 27, 2014

Carey Hudson's Palette Knife Workshop

Local Artist Carey Hudson is Guest Teaching a Palette Knife Workshop at Vino & van Gogh Sunday, April 27th from 2:00-4:00pm. Cost: $85.00 includes all materials and teaching.

www.marquindesigns.com :: jewelry & art
www.vinoandvangogh.net  :: painting instruction
YardArt Greenville :: signs to celebrate every occasion
864 434 3054

Peace Center: Roby Lakatos Ensemble April 29, 2014

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 7:30 PM

Virtuoso fiddler Roby Lakatos is not only a scorching player, but a musician of extraordinary stylistic versatility. Equally comfortable performing classical, jazz, and his native Hungarian folk idiom, Lakatos is a musician who defies definition. His unparalleled technique places Lakatos among the best players in the world, but his musical curiosity and Roma heritage make him truly unique. He is the kind of musician rarely encountered in our time. Conjuring at 19th century sense of romanticism, Lakatos displays strength as an interpreter that derives from his experience as a composer and arranger, an improviser, a band leader, and consummate listener.

Lakatos and his ensemble toured North America for the first time in 2006, including a sell-out New York City debut in Carnegie's Zankel Hall. He appears regularly on Hungarian and Belgian television and has been invited for productions on German television as well as NHK Japan and London's BBC.

Tickets: $45
https://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/roby

Gunter Theatre

GCYO: Spring Orchestras Concert April 29, 2014

Show Date: Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 7:00 PM
Three hundred talented young musicians - five performing ensembles - a night of accomplishment! Greenville County Youth Orchestras' five ensembles will showcase what they have learned during the year on the Peace Concert Hall stage.Tickets: Adults $10, Students and Children $3

MAC Gallery: "One-Stop Open Studios" April 29-June 20, 2014

The Metropolitan Arts Council Gallery presents: "One-Stop Open Studios"


A retrospective exhibit of Open Studios artists from 2002 - 2013
April 29 - June 20, 2014

Opening Reception: May 3, 6:30 - 10:00pm

Begun in 2006, One-Stop Open Studios is an annual retrospective exhibit of artists who have participated in Greenville Open Studios since its inception in 2002. The exhibit runs in conjunction with Artisphere, premier arts festival, and allows for greater exposure and awareness of Greenville-area visual artists and generates additional interest and publicity for the full-fledged Open Studios event November 7-9, 2014.

 

GCMA: Sigmund Abeles Exhibit April 30-June 15, 2014

Exhibition with Visiting Artist Sigmund Abeles


Although he was born in Brooklyn in 1934, Sigmund Abeles, PSA, grew up in Myrtle Beach, where he frequented Brookgreen Gardens to sketch and draw the sculpture there. He graduated in 1955 from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Fine Art and went on to earn a Masters in Fine Arts from Columbia University in 1957.

Abeles has taught at Boston University, the University of New Hampshire and the Art Students League of New York. He has worked and lived in New York City since 1994. Abeles' teaching and work continue to be focused on the human figure.

Named as a member of the National Academy in 1990, Abeles’ works can be found in the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art.

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

Main Street Real Estate Gallery: "David McCurry" April 30-June 30, 2014

David McCurry


Join us for the artist's opening reception including wine and cheese and a viewing of David's art currently on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery from April 1st - June 30th.

Thursday, May 1 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
428 S. Main Street, Greenville

presented by Coldwell banker Caine

Chamber of Commerce: "Terry Davenport & John Roberts" April 30-June 30, 2014

Terry Davenport and John Roberts


Come view an exhibit of photography by Terry Davenport and paintings by John Roberts at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.

April 29th - June 30, 2014

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

Downtown Alive! "Jamie Wright Experience" May 01, 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 Jamie Wright Experience band literally surrounds an event with music, creating an entertaining atmosphere that compliments the occasion. The Jamie Wright Experience is a band with talented musicians and a diversified repertoire of musical styles - from Jazz, Funk to dance....etc. We strive to provide all sorts of entertainment. The variety of events at which the band can be seen at, are as diverse as their repertoire. During the past months The Jamie Wright Experience band has continued to grow with members, although they remain flexible enough to provide a full band or break down into a smaller ensemble. The Jamie wright Experience Band brings members from several walks of life, who have combined their musical gifts to be heard and seen by all who are true music lovers.
www.reverbnation.com/thejamiewrightexperience | Listen

 

Arts Tent


Henderson Art Gallery

Blaine Owens

Betty Snyder

Create the Cure: "Art Auction for Pancreas Research" May 01, 2014

Support local artists at Create the Cure!!


Local artists will be showing and selling their work at a unique charity event for pancreas research. A few local artists have been effected by pancreas cancer or disease.

This event is an evening at Twigs Tempietto on Thursday, May 1st at 6:00pm.

Tickets are $30/piece and must be purchased in advance.

Included is a spring supper, music from a local band, art exhibits and auctions.

Go to crankypanky.com to get tickets or find out more. You can also call Christy Dias if you have any questions: 864-631-3451.

First Fridays Gallery Crawl May 02, 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: "NuSound" May 02, 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


NuSound is a mature sophisticated band ready to take the Upstate surrounding counties by storm. Offering a wide variety of music ranging from old- school funk, neo-soul, jazz and rhythm and blues, NuSound is prepared to cater to your musical needs. NuSound will be sure to keep you on your feet with popular tunes like “Cool” by Morris Day and the Time, “Fantastic Voyage” by Lakeside, and tunes by the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. NuSound will help you relax with the sultry tunes from Anita Baker, Jill Scott and instrumental tunes from Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross. NuSound has had the honor of sharing the stage with several national recording artists that include: The S.O.S band, The Ohio Players, Midnight Starr, Tony Toni Tone, Brick, Tank, Genuwine, Bobby Valentino, Doug E. Fresh among others. Whether you need smooth tunes for a dinner banquet or energetic tunes for a party, NuSound can and will accommodate your every musical need.

Gallery Seventeen: "Abstract Exhibit" May 02, 2014

Featuring work by: 
Edward Belbusti
Barbara Fisher
Marlise Newman
Cindy Walton


Opening Reception: May 2nd, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: 5:30 p.m

Gallery Seventeen
17 West North Street
Greenville, SC 29601
gallery@gallery-seventeen.com
www.gallery-seventeen.com/

(864) 235-6799

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Local Legends" May 02, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Local Legends" with music and stories by the Greenville Jazz Collective


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: Greenville Jazz Collective
9:00 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Harold Night" May 02, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Harold Night: Long-form Improv Comedy (featuring the Harry team)"


Harold is a 20-30 minute collection of scenes that combine together to create a fantastic show. This format was developed by Del Close and Charna Halpern in the 1960′s at the iO Theater in Chicago and is now performed in improv comedy theaters from LA to NYC and everywhere in between. Famous comedians like Chris Farley, Mike Meyers, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and many others started their career with Harold-based improvisation and continue to use the style.

Like the name Alchemy, there is a story behind the name Harold. When Del Close first created it, a student suggested he get to name it. Del said, “Well, the Beatles called their haircut Arthur, so I’ll call this Harold.” He was later quoted as saying “probably my most significant contribution and it’s got that stupid name.” Whether he liked it or not, it stuck.

Alchemy Comedy Theater not only performs Harold, but it is the culmination of our Training Center. From the introduction to scenework to the creation of an entire piece, Harold is firmly planted in the philosophy of the theater. If you want to learn and perform Harold, then take one of our upcoming classes.

Harold Cast: Jason Farr, Joe Johnson, Wendy McClain, Miguel Osornio, Griffin Pafford, Lena Roper, Catherine Stoddard, Jason Underwood, and Andrew Van. Harold is coached by Meg Pierson

Incubator Harry Cast: Chris Belshe, Molly Collins, Taylor Dorsett, Nico Estevez, Darren Hudak, Nicole McAden, Shivani Nadarajah, Andy Roark, and Ron Shadix. Harry is coached by Wendy McClain

7:30 PM

Coffee Underground1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Riverworks Gallery: "Reassigned" May 02, 2014

"Reassigned" RIVERWORKS Gallery


April 16, 2014 – May 29, 2014

Hours: 1-5 PM Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Closed Monday
May 2, First Friday Artist’s Reception, 6-9 PM

Curated by Robert Giese, “Reassigned” is an exhibition of three artists who all recycle or reuse materials, imagery or ideas in ways that reassign meaning. Each artist challenges the viewers’ associations with the original subjects and influences our interpretation of the new products. Amanda McCadams is a photographer whose work focuses on reassignment through technical innovation. She is currently making chromogenic color prints of abandoned payphones. These images are made with her mobile phone creating an interesting case of documenting an obsolete technology with the very technology that caused its obsolescence. Jeremy Hughes’ paintings reuse and transform concepts and technology. He begins by photographing women, usually friends and acquaintances, then he creates a painting from the photograph, but he infuses appropriated pop-culture references. This reassignment creates a completely new product with its own narrative, changing the meaning of the original photographs, the associations with the women and the associations with the pop-culture references. Metamorphosis is a major theme in Justin Rabideau’s sculptural work. By recycling discarded building materials into new sculptures, he reassigns a delicate, poetic meaning to the materials, while retaining a connection to the past. The viewer is then left to contemplate the meaning of the new work and that meaning’s associations with the history of the material.

Amanda McCadams lives and works in Nashville. She is currently an Interactive Web Designer and formerly she was Department Chair of Photography and Digital Film & Video at the Art Institute of Tennessee. Jeremy Hughes paints in Atlanta. He has taught painting and drawing for the University of Georgia and the State University of New York, Oswego. Justin Rabideau also lives in Atlanta where he is the Director of the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University. All three award-winning artists have shown widely in both national and international exhibitions.

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.

 

First Fridays at Art Crossing May 02, 2014

Jewelry by Kathy Young Albertelli and Paintings by Ron Gillen


6:30 - 9:00 pm

309 River Street
#109 and #110 on the Reedy River

Artistry Workshops and Gallery: "First Fridays" May 02, 2014

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery

Art by Alivia Chapla
Music by DJ King Harold
Food to be announced

12 Andrews StreetGreenville, SC 29601

6-9 pm

www.theartistrygallery.com

www.behance.net/chapla

 

T.L. Norris Gallery: "First Fridays" May 02, 2014

Come visit the T.L. Norris Gallery  for First Fridays Gallery Crawl!

1 Wade Hampton Blvd

www.tlnorrisgallery.com

AGGG: "Beth Andrews" May 02-June 02, 2014

Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville presents guest artist Beth Andrews


Fiber artist, Beth Andrews, lives in the Greenville area and is a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild.

She was introduced to sewing as a very small child. It began with special dresses made for her by her mother and her grandmother - "a quilt made just for me from the scraps of all those special dresses." Fabric touches those deep places: family, love, nurture, creativity, and beauty. Beth said, "I love to touch fabric. The texture draws me in. I love to see how that texture is enhanced with batting and stitching." We are excited to have Beth exhibiting during May and invite you to drop by to view where she has taken the gifts given to her.

 

Artist's Statement:
I am strongly committed to serving the Master Creator and observing His handiwork in the world. My first career was in telecommunications engineering, so I love to solve intricate puzzles and toy with possibilities. Fiber art is my way to weave all this together - reverence, beauty, problem-solving, and creativity. It is like going on a trip where the destination is a mystery: exciting, scary, and full of opportunity.

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is a co-operative gallery located in the heart of Greenville at 200 North Main Street in downtown Greenville, SC.

The AGGG members and their eclectic mix of works are: Laura Buxo, Gerda Bowman, Pat Cato, Dale Cochran, Robert Decker, Kathy DuBose, Pat Grills, Mel Hammonds, Edith McBee Hardaway, Chris Hartwick, Megan Heuse, Diarmuid Kelly, John Pendarvis, David Waldrop, Miranda Sawyer and Erin Webb.

Consignors; John Auger, Kathryn W. Copley, Jennifer Henderson and Matthew Brophy. They work in various mediums including acrylic, mixed media, oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, glass, woodwork, photography, pottery and sculpture. One or more of the artists is in the gallery at all times, demonstrating throughout the day and always ready to discuss their art with visitors. The Artists Guild Gallery is open daily Mon-Sat 10-6, Sunday 1-5, the first Friday of each month 10-9.

 

First Fridays: "Pat Kilburg" May 02, 2014

First Friday Gallery Walk


Friday, May 2, 6:00-9:00 PM

Please stop by the Patricia Kilburg Studio and say hello.

It will be a fun evening in the Village of West Greenville, and there’s plenty of convenient parking across the street from the Flatiron Building.

Les Beaux Arts Gallery: "First Fridays" May 02, 2014

First Fridays at Les Beaux Arts Gallery



This First Friday
, Les Beaux Arts Gallery at 1239 Pendleton Street will feature new paintings by artist Melinda Hoffman. Melinda has captured the beautiful greys and blues of the Reedy River as it meanders through the Conestee Nature Park.

Faye Jones will, as usual, be on hand rendering an oil painting as you watch. She invites questions and discussion of the process.

We invite one and all to come by and meet many of our participating artists. 

Classroom/art room is ready to go:

Les Beaux Arts Gallery also has the classroom ready and available to all of you. It can be use for teaching, meetings or receptions. There are three windows for good lighting as well as parking spaces close to the classroom and the back of the gallery. Contact the gallery for more information about reserving the room for your needs.

Finally, there are a few walls available for rental.

Foothills Philharmonic: "Grand Finale - Pops Concert" May 03, 2014

“Grand Finale – Pops Concert”
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 - 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. 

Strawberry Festival May 03, 2014

Strawberry Festival & Country Fair 2014


We would like to invite you to join us for the 12th annual Strawberry Festival in Slater on Saturday May 3, 2014 from 10am to 4pm.  The festival is held as a fund-raising event for Foothills Family Resources, which organizes the food and music, and Blue Wall Group / Slater-Marietta Arts Center, which organizes the art and craft fair. Both organizations are non-profit agencies dedicated to serving the residents of Northern Greenville County.

The details are as always: public admission to the festival and parking are free. In addition to the usual musical entertainment, food stalls and art/crafts booths, we plan other fun activities, including the ever-popular free children’s art space, throughout the day. We have a spacious lawn with some shady areas located on the site of the historic Slater Hall. There is nearby street parking. The ground is uneven in some places. 

We are pleased to announce that this year the Slater Strawberry Festival will feature a mini Farmers Market, comprising members of the Travelers Rest Farmers Market. They open the new Pavilion in Trail Blazer Park the following weekend. but we will get a preview of some of the things they have to offer.

If you are planning to join us, please get your application in asap - we have limited space and more people interested this year, so don't leave it to the last minute. More information and an applicaiton form are attached.

If you have never been before, Slater is one mile east of Marietta, which is 5 miles north of Travelers Rest on Hwy 276.

Peter Godfrey, Blue Wall Group, Inc. PO Box 46, Slater, SC 29683

Gunter Theatre: " Shoulder to Shoulder" May 03, 2014

Show Dates
Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:30 PM
Members of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra join forces with The Young Artist Orchestra to perform the ever popular Reformation Symphony by Mendelssohn. Young Artist Orchestra violinist Paul Aguilar will tackle the delightfully spirited Paganini first violin concerto with the Shoulder to Shoulder orchestras behind him all the way!Greenville County Young Artist Orchestra
Featuring members of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Maestro Gary Robinson, conductor

Mendelssohn: Symphony No.5, op.107, D major (Reformation)
Paganini: Violin Concerto No.1, op.6, D major, Paul Aguilar, violin

Tickets: Adults $25, Students and Children $8
Parents of performing musicians: Ask about our special parent rate.


Music and Movies in the Park: The Malpass Brothers May 03, 2014

OPENING DAY CELEBRATION! Food Trucks, Craft Beer, Family Fun!



The Malpass Brothers are as authentic as stone-ground grits, country ham & red-eye gravy, hush puppies & chopped pork barbecue…and they’re every bit as good. It doesn’t matter if you’re already a fan of classic old-time “real” country music when you take your seat. You will be by the time you leave the amphitheater!

The Malpass Brothers have opened for music legend Merle Haggard on multiple tours and appeared on stages from the Shetland Islands to Ryman Auditorium to Merlefest. Gifted musicians and songwriters, the brothers have shared billing with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doc Watson and more.

 
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!



Flat Rock Playhouse: "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" May 05, 2014

Vanya and Sonia and Mash and Spike


More than just a mashup of the oddest names one can think of, this comedy by funnyman playwright Christopher Durang puts a new spin on familial works by Chekov, the story follows the bitter intricacies between live-in sisters Vanya and Sonia, whose mundane world is turned on its head when superstar sister Masha returns home--and she is not alone. Jealousy? Check. Shirtless man? Check. Need another reason?

Flat Rock Playhouse2661 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, NC

Wed- Sat 2pm & 8pm
Sun, 2pm

$40
(828) 693-0731
flatrockplayhouse.org

Chautauqua: Patirck Henry, led by Cynthia King May 06, 2014

Tuesday May 6th @ 7pm - Patrick Henry led by Cynthia King

Patrick Henry was a failed planter and storekeeper who became a brilliant success as lawyer and politician and the voice of revolution.  His "Give me Liberty or give me Death" speech is arguably one of the most important speeches of all time.

In this discussion Dr. King delves into its turbulent historical background and its powerful ideas. How - before there was social media, television, radio, or even good roads - did a single speech so inspire the imagination of a people?  Dr. King challenges the Chautauqua audience to go deep into the life and words of this fiery, contradictory, but important figure in the Revolutionary Era and in American history.

Dr. Cynthia King is associate professor of Communications Studies at Furman University. Her academic field is Rhetoric and Public Discourse, African American Rhetoric, Rhetoric and Media.

www.greenvillechautauqua.org

Spartanburg Art Museum: "Bread and Circus" May 06-16, 2014

Diana Farfan: "Bread and Circus"


Spartanburg Art Museum presents the playful and surrealist clay marionettes, puppets, and toys of Colombian-born artist Diana Farfan at Chapman Cultural Center. The exhibit, Bread and Circus, illustrates and plays on themes of the human condition, human body, and our relationship to modernity.

See the freakishly good display Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Free.

Spartanburg Art Museum: "Out of Line" May 06-June 22, 2014

Randy Shull: "Out of Line"


Spartanburg Art Museum at Chapman Cultural Center proudly showcases Out of Line, the works of Asheville-based artist Randy Shull, through June 22. Through mixed media works from paintings to large-scale installations, Shull explores the classic iconography of the contours of the United States' borders.

See Out of Line Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Free.

End of the Road Studios May 06, 2014

View the artwork of Robin and Stan at End of the Road Studios in Wahalla, May 17th and 18th

End of the Road Studios
255 East Bear Swamp Road
Wahalla, SC 29691

864.506.6116
864.638.8327

www.endoftheroadstudios.com

Falls Park: "Fidelity Moonlight Movie Series" May 07-28, 2014

Fidelity Moonlight Movie Series


The Moonlight Movie Series showcases some of the best vintage flicks in scenic Falls Park. May's selections include the imaginary rabbit tale Harvey, classic coming-of-age story The Sandlot, and comedy gold in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. The series' final film will be selected by viewers online. Snag your spot under the stars and settle in for a quick trip back to a simpler time where smarphones didn't rule the world.

Falls Park
Downtown Greenville
Wednesdays at 8pm. Free
greenvillesc.gov/Publicinfo_Events/MoonlightMovies.aspx

Downtown Alive! "SOULUTION" May 08, 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


SOULUTION is a funk/blues band that is based out of Greenville, SC. Although all of the members reside in different areas of the Upstate, they collectively call Greenville home. SOULUTION is mostly a 5-member band that is comprised of drums, bass, piano, guitar, and saxophone/flute. A typical set by SOULUTION will include cover songs by artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers, Steely Dan, Maroon 5, The Doobie Brothers, James Taylor, Bob Marley and many others. Having such a wide selection of influences and song selections allows them to appeal to most every crowd they perform in front of. They are a fun-loving, crowd-oriented group that has performed at nightclubs and private parties throughout the Southeast. They are available for weddings and formal events and you can check them out at Soulutionband.com or on their Facebook at their “Group” page, titled “Soulution.”
SoulutionBand.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

Allison Anne Brown


My work is about an instinctual and natural expression. It is a reflection of my own experiences that I use to create an understanding of the outside world.  As a whole, my current work takes root in the power that these ideas possess together: the unknown, the instinctual, and the self.

In my sculpture, I use the figure to express human nature and our connection to each other and our surroundings.  The figure is always present in my work whether literally or not and it is most often portrayed in a primitive and natural state, using minimal man-made or natural objects.

In my pottery I use design elements that are found in nature and the human body. These aesthetic hints are meant to evoke an emotional response by reminding us of something we know well, yet cannot place. Each pot is an exercise I undertake to illustrate the connection between forces and the balance that is present.

www.allisonannebrown.com

MCC: Overmountain Men + SC Broadcasters May 09, 2014

Overmountain Men
May 9, 2014  |  Free  |  7:30pm


Overmountain Men released their sophomore effort The Next Best Thing on Ramseur Records on January 22, 2013. The album is the follow-up to their highly-acclaimed 2010 debut, Glorious Day. The band is led by legendary North Carolina songwriter David Childers, formerly of the Modern Don Juans. Some call them Americana, others call them Folk, most call them a great band.

What They’re Saying:


“David is the most prolific North Carolina songwriter alive. Everywhere I go people ask about him. It is great to see people constantly discovering this man and his massive body of work.”
- Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers

“David Childers in one of the most fascinating songwriters in North Carolina. His soulful delivery and talent as a wordsmith have a way of making the characters in his songs –whether Teddy Roosevelt, Alexander Hamilton, or an old flame – come alive. He’s been a WNCW favorite since the ‘90’s; The Overmountain Men releases are great additions to his catalog.”
– Martin Anderson, Music Director & Morning Host, WNCW-FM

MCC: "Overmountain Men & South Carolina Broadcasters" May 09, 2014

Overmountain Men & South Carolina Broadcasters


Overmountain Men released their sophomore effort The Next Best Thing on Ramseur Records on January 22, 2013. The album is the follow-up to their highly-acclaimed 2010 debut, Glorious Day. The band is led by legendary North Carolina songwriter David Childers, formerly of the Modern Don Juans. Some call them Americana, others call them Folk, most call them a great band.

What They’re Saying:
“David is the most prolific North Carolina songwriter alive. Everywhere I go people ask about him. It is great to see people constantly discovering this man and his massive body of work.”

- Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers

“David Childers in one of the most fascinating songwriters in North Carolina. His soulful delivery and talent as a wordsmith have a way of making the characters in his songs –whether Teddy Roosevelt, Alexander Hamilton, or an old flame – come alive. He’s been a WNCW favorite since the ‘90’s; The Overmountain Men releases are great additions to his catalog.”

– Martin Anderson, Music Director & Morning Host, WNCW-FM

Main Street Fridays: "The Rock Doctors" May 09, 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 2009, The Rock Doctors were different from the beginning. Utilizing two keyboard players, like most touring shows, the band has the ability to reproduce a wide variety of music. Add a talented drummer, a funky bass player and one of the hottest guitarists around, this band really rocks. With three lead vocalists, the vocals are in the forefront for this band, not an afterthought. Covering sixites bands like The Beatles, The Stones and Steppenwolf, then moving through the seventies with artists like Joe Cocker, Jackson Browne and The Doobies, and adding eighties sounds like Toto and Steely Dan, The Rock Doctors bring a wide variety of sound and memories to any event.
rocdocs.rockbottomdistillers.com | Listen

Artisphere Festival: "10th Anniversary!" May 09-11, 2014

The 10th Annual Artisphere is presented by TD Bank May 9-11, 2014.


Artisphere is a nationally ranked fine art festival. The event features a juried Visual Artist Row; Artists Demonstration Row; Artists of the Upstate, a juried exhibition of local artists; Outdoor Stages with performances by local and national artists; Kidsphere children’s art activities area; the Culinary Arts Café that highlights local restaurants; the Online/Onsite Silent Auction Gallery; a Wine Tasting; and Special Festival Art Projects that enliven the streets of Greenville with street musicians, acrobats, sidewalk artists, and more.

For more information visit www.artisphere.us.

What's New for 10th Anniversary of Artisphere

 

Charter Amphitheatre: "Willie Nelson and Family" May 09, 2014

Willie Nelson and Family


When it comes to beloved country artist Willie Nelson, where there's smoke, there's fire. Now Nelson keeps the flames burning by sharing the stage with celebrated artists Alison Krauss and Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas. A first time collaboration, Nelson and the gang  are set to roll though decades of hit tracks and new tunes, guaranteed to be an evening of indelible harmonies and classic favorites.

Charter Amphitheatre
SE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

Friday, 7pm
$15 - $80
(864) 757-1167
charteramphitheatre.com

MCC: "Overmountain Men & South Carolina Broadcasters" May 09, 2014

Overmountain Men and South Carolina Broadcasters Perform Free Concert in Mauldin


The City of Mauldin's Office of Cultural Affairs presents two concerts on Friday, May 9 in the Mauldin Cultural Center's outdoor amphitheater. North Carolina folk/americana band Overmountain Men will take the stage at 7:30pm followed by the bluegrass group South Carolina Broadcasters.

Overmountain Men released their sophomore effort The Next Best Thing on Ramseur Records on January 22, 2013. The album is the follow-up to their highly-acclaimed 2010 debut, Glorious Day. The band is led by legendary North Carolina songwriter David Childers, formerly of the Modern Don Juans. The South Carolina Broadcasters are not to be missed. From heart stompin’ love songs to rowdy gospel numbers that’ll make you shout hallelujah there is a rare beauty and honesty in the trio’s music. Ivy, Sarah, and David share a common passion that creates a sound that often amazes even them. “It’s not old-time, it’s not bluegrass, it’s The South Carolina Broadcasters!” Be it an old standard out of the hymnal or a song from their own pen, their music is alive. The trio has shared the stage with Ralph Stanley, Taj Mahal, Ricky Skaggs, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops and can be found touring the country.

The concert is offered free to the public. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy a great night of outdoor music. Coolers welcome, alcohol prohibited. In the event of inclement weather, the concert may be moved indoors to the Mauldin Cultural Center's auditorium.

This concert is a part of the Railroad Concert Series, and is supported by grants 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.

 

Carolina Bronze: "Handbell Concert" May 09, 2014

Carolina Bronze, Greenville's auditioned community handbell ensemble, will be in concert at Furman's Daniel Chapel on May 9 at 7:30 pm.

For more information go to www.carolinabronze.net or call Sharon Howell at 414-2799.

 

GSO: Music from the Heavens May 10-11, 2014

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents,
Music from the Heavens
The Greenville Chorale
Christina Major, Soprano

Sat May 10, 8pm
Sun May 11, 3pm

Verdi La Forza del Destino,
Overture
Verdi Te Deum
Verdi Aida, Triumphal March
and Ballet
Poulenc Gloria
Mascagni Easter Hymn from
Cavalleria Rusticana

We close our 66th concert season with a program that can only be described as divinely inspired. Enjoy the harmonious voices of the Greenville Chorale and the celestial tones of teh GSO with the true star of the evening, soprano Christina Major, as we celebrate Giuseppe Verdi's 200th Anniversary and perform his sublime Te Deum  along with other highly spiritual works by Poulenc and Mascagni.

Peace Center Concert Hall

Coffee Underground: "Laughing Stock Improv" May 10, 2014

Laughing Stock Improv will perform at Coffee Underground



May 10th at 10:30pm

http://laughingstockimprov.weebly.com/

Coffee Underground
At the corner of Coffee and Main
Downtown Greenville

Trailblazer Park: "Linda Rodney, AKA Chocolate Thunder" May 10, 2014

Linda Rodney, AKA, Chocolate Thunder


When Chocolate Thunder roars onto the stage, she’s fully charged … a sweet explosion of heart and soul and raw vocal energy that will leave you reeling from the sheer power of this extraordinary performer. A mix of Tina Turner, Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin all rolled into one, Chocolate Thunder puts it out there like she invented it. She doesn’t hold back. She’s got something to say and she belts it out for all the world to hear. There’s nothing shy about this lady.

 
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

Bon Secours Arena: "BRANTLEY GILBERT" May 10, 2014

Brantley Gilbert


After touring with some of country music's greatest acts, singer and songwriter Brantley Gilbert kicks off  his second headline tour Let It Ride to promote the soon-to-be-released Just As I Am album. In addition to the tracks that took him to the top of the Hot Country Songs chart, Gilbert will debut new songs for diehard fans to sing along with. The Let It Ride tour will open with special guests Brian Davis and Eric Paslay.

Bon Secours Wellness Arena
650 N. Academy Street

Saturday, 7:30 pm$20 in advance, $25 the day of
(864) 241-3800
bonsecoursarena.com

South Carolina's Poet Laureate Reading May 10, 2014

Meet South Carolina's Poet Laureate, Marjory Wentworth

Saturday, May 10, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A
25 Heritage Green Place
Downtown Greenville, 29601

Marjory will read from her New and Selected Poems and discuss her role as poet laureate.

For more information visit the library's website
(http://www.greenvillelibrary.org/index.php/events)

Or Marjory's Website
(http://www.marjorywentworth.net/wp/
)

The Art Bomb: "Spring Show" May 12, 2014

The Art Bomb's Spring Show


MAY 17TH, 6:30-9:30PM
MUSIC BY: THE SNOPES FAMILY BAND

1320 Pendleton Street, Greenville SC 29611

Artists:
Diane Kilgore-Condon
Katie Walker
Greg Flint
Darryl DeBruhl
Cathy Zaden-Lea
Paul Flint
Alexia Timberlake Boyd
Elizabeth Shanks
Tim Speaker
Kim Dick
Teri Pena
Blake Smith
JoCarol Mitchell-Rogers
Jane Dorn
Susan Young Evans
Jay Owens
Katy & Tim Cassell

 

Peace Center: The Phantom of the Opera May 14-25, 2014

The Peace Center presents,
The Phantom of the Opera


May 14-25, 2014


Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA returns to the Peace Center as part of a brand new U.S. National Tour. Hailed as "Stunning, intense, and spectacular" by the Sunday Express, this production features a brilliant new design, staging and choreography.

"This new Phantom soars to incredible heights!"
-Manchester Evening News

ThePhantomoftheOperaTour.com

Mauldin Cultural Center: Songs for a New World May 15-17, 2014

The Mauldin Cultural Center presents: "Songs for a New World"

Jason Robert Brown says, “it’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, take a stand, or turn around and go back.”
Songs for a New World transports its audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basket-ball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage.
With a small, powerhouse multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score running the gamut of today’s popular music, Songs for a New World is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre.

Show Dates: May 15, 16 & 17 at 7:30pm

http://www.mauldinculturalcenter.org
(864) 335-4862

Mauldin Cultural Center
101 E. Butler Road
Mauldin, SC 29662

Downtown Alive! "Benton Blount" May 15, 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


Benton Blount knows to trust his instincts. Repeatedly through his career, he’s moved forward by walking through an open door, even if making that step defied logic at the time. “I’ve had to stop wondering why all my dreams seem to keep coming true and moving me forward,” Blount says. “I’ve learned to trust that singing and writing songs is what I’m supposed to do, because every time I focus on my music, new opportunities suddenly present themselves.” Blount cites fate, and his faith, in guiding him along his path. But those who’ve heard his vividly passionate songwriting and his strong, soulful voice know why doors keep opening for him. It comes down to one word: Talent. “The first time I tried to sing, I found I had this unusual voice that people liked,” says the native of Valdese, a small town in the North Carolina Mountains near the artistic hamlet of Asheville. “Then when I started songwriting, I realized I enjoyed figuring out how to express emotion through words and melodies. I’ve worked hard; you have to if you want to achieve anything good, but when I sing or write it seems like this is what I was put here to do.” Blount didn’t grow up dreaming of music as his career. A star football player, he at first focused more on sports and body strength than on developing any artistic talents. But he picked up a bass guitar in order to play in a church band, because it looked like they were having fun. When the youth director, without warning, put a microphone in front of him and told him to sing, Blount discovered he had a deep, expressive voice no one had realized was inside him.
bentonblount.com | Listen

Artist Tent:


Blain Owens (photography)

Kyle Buttram

Main Street Fridays: "Steel Toe Stiletto" May 16, 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 in Greenville, SC, Steel Toe Stiletto is comprised of dynamic performers with the skill and stage presence to turn any event into an unforgettable experience. Steel Toe Stiletto features fast-paced, nonstop medleys that will keep any audience on their toes and out of their seats. Influenced by artists like Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi and Justin Timberlake, Steel Toe Stiletto can entice even the most hesitant wallflower onto the dance floor.
www.facebook.com/SteelToeStiletto | Listen

Centre Stage: "Jim Gorman" May 16-June 16, 2014

Recent Work, Paintings and Monoprints by Jim Gorman


May 16th - June 16th

Opening Reception: Friday, May 16th 6:30 to 9:00

Jim Gorman’s art work spans four decades. He currently works extensively in mediums including jewelry design and creation, sculpture, photography, painting and printmaking.

Jim’s work is included in private and public collections nationally and abroad. He has received recognition from an array of exhibitions, both juried and invitational. His work in clay was included in the exhibit “American Porcelain; New Expressions in an Ancient Art” at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution and a subsequent global tour.

Locally, Jim’s art is in business and private collections including the USC Greenville Medical School, County Bank in Greenville, Haynsworth, Sinckler, Boyd, PA;  and Thomerson, Macchiaverna, and Smith, PC.

Jim graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Crafts after serving in the Air Force.  He completed his Master of Fine Arts at Indiana University in Bloomington with a major in Ceramics and minor in Photography.

You can see a range of Jim’s work at: www.jimgormanart.com

Visit his studio by appointment in the Village of West Greenville, 12A Lois Avenue.

Centre Stage501 River Street
Greenville, SC
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" May 16, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Harold Night: Long-form Improv Comedy


Friday, May 16, 7:30-8:30pm

Local Legends with Jenna Tamisia (Artistic Director of GLOW)

Friday, May 16th, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Clemson Festival of Arts May 17, 2014

Clemson Festival of Arts


Come dabble in the arts!
Our 4th Annual Festival of the Arts is just around the corner - come join us in downtown Clemson at Catherine Smith Plaza and Jaycee and Abernathy Parks for this one-of-a-kind event that is becoming a local tradition for the third Saturday of May each year. The festival offers fine art for sale, free interactive art activities for all ages, live local music all day, artist demonstrations and local food vendors. Starting at 10 a.m.  and ending at 5 p.m., anyone can come by and dabble in the arts.

Music will start at 10:30 with Buffalo Barfield's Interactive Concert for Kids. From 12:30 - 5 p.m. local musicians will entertain throughout the afternoon, including Tony Tidwell.

There is NO CHARGE for admission. Bring children, family and friends to enjoy an afternoon in downtown Clemson surrounded by creativity and fun for all. You may even take home a new masterpiece. Don't miss this "art full" opportunity!

explorearts.org

Trailblazer Park: "TJ Lazer & the New Detroits" May 17, 2014

TJ Lazer and the New Detroits


TJ Lazer and the New Detroits combines southern rock with a little bit of soul, a little bit of jazz, and a whole lot of funk to deliver a get-up and dance, music experience. A mix of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Little Feat, and The Roots, their music will have the whole amphitheater rockin so don't miss this show!

 
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

Saluda Arts Fesitval May 17, 2014

Shining the spotlight on local arts and business, the Saluda Arts Festival brings crafts to the massesin a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Sure, there are countless booths dotting the downtown streets purveying every kind of handiwork you could hope for, but that's not all you could hope for, but that's not all tis yearly soiree has to offer. The Deluge, the Danberrys, and Sweet Claudette are slated to take the McCreery Park Pavilion Stage, as well as a spring dance production.

Historic Downtown Saluda.

Saturday, May 17, 10 am - 4pm

Free

saluda.com

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" May 17, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


Saturday, May 17, 7:30-8:30pm

Sketch Review: Randomized Sketch Comedy


Saturday, May 17, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Centre Stage: A Few Good Men May 22-June 07, 2014

A Few Good Men
by Aaron Sorkin
May 22nd - June 7th 2014

Military lawyers at a court martial uncover a high-level conspiracy while defending their clients, United States Marines accused of the murder of a fellow marine at Guantanamo Bay. A Few Good Men, while high drama at its best, offers plenty of wise cracking humor and capitvating suspense.

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

Downtown Alive! "Erica Berg Collective" May 22, 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 Erica Berg Collective is a rockin' blues-funk band made up of the most talented, most versatile musicians Greenville has to offer. From a sophisticated jazz quartet, to a big, fun, seven-piece jam band, we can do it all.

Currently, The Erica Berg Collective is solely a cover band, with a diverse, much-loved setlist that revolves around the greats: The Beatles, Adele, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Etta James, Bill Withers, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, BB King, Aretha Franklin, Jonny Lang, Norah Jones, Marvin Gaye, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Allman Brothers, The Temptations, Amy Winehouse, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Ray LaMontagne, John Mayer, KT Tunstall, and many more.
www.theericabergcollective.com

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

Wits End Poetry


Wits End Poetry is working to make poetry as familiar to people in Upstate, SC as it is to people in New York, LA, and Chicago. The power of poetry lies in its appeal and relevance to diverse audiences. Poetry also encourages and develops literacy and creativity in both adults and youth.

We bring poets from across the country to the Upstate, as well as organize live events across the state; provide resources to up-and-coming writers through our website; and promote community building among writers both in the Upstate and across the South East.

http://www.witsendpoetry.com/

Warehouse Theatre: "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" May 22-25, 2014

Upstate Shakespeare Festival: "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"

May 22-25, 19-31

Reimgained in the Roaring 20's, Shakespeare's merry comedy explores the effects of love on friendship and self-discovery. Join the journey of this delightful tale that continues to inspire love and wonder in every heart! This one is great fun for the entire family!

Opens this Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00 PM. Seating begins at 6:00 PM. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and join us in the park.

Funded in part by a grant from The Metropolitan Arts Council.

www.warehousetheatre.com

Main Street Fridays: "True Blues" May 23, 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


Regularly referred to as "Greenville's House Band," True Blues has become a Greenville and Upstate South Carolina mainstay since its inception in 1990. In addition to being regulars at Greenville's music showcase - The Handlebar, the band plays at Upstate festivals including Greenville's Main St. Fridays, River Place Festival, Fall for Greenville, the Reedy River Nighttime Concert Series, the Shops at Greenridge Summer Concert Series, Clemson, SC's Spittoono and Anderson, SC's Downtown Block Party. True Blues has opened for such national acts as Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Guess Who, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Delbert McClinton, John Hammond, The Marshall Tucker Band, Three Dog Night, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Savoy Brown, Tinsley Ellis, The Nighthawks, Chris Duarte, and John Mayall and his Bluesbreakers.True Blues is Joey Gunter (guitar and vocals), Pete Cash (bass), Joe Cash (drums), and Bill Pappas (keyboards and guitar).
www.facebook.com/pages/True-Blues/109742445719080 | Listen

Heritage Park: "ALOFT" May 23-26, 2014

This Memorial Day weekend affair sends thousands of visitors sky-high with hot air balloon rides, live music and activities galore. Sugar pop sensations Hot Chelle Rae, rockers Blues Traveler, and country duo Thompson Square headline Aloft's 2014 musical lineup. It's never too early to start making holiday plans, and this Upstate staple is a must for everyone.

Heritage Park
861 SE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

Friday, 4-11pm
Saturday, 7am - 11pmSunday, Noon - 11pm
Mon: 7am - 6pm

$16-$25.
(864) 228-0025
aloft.org

Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra: "Earth, Wind & Fire" May 23, 2014

Earth, Wind & Fire


May 23rd at 7:30 pm

The Symphony’s Earth, Wind & Fire Grand Finale will highlight five influential 20th Century composers. Works to be performed represent American, French and Russian musicians whose styles symbolize the diverse composition techniques that emerged during the early to mid 20th Century period. Two key composers, Dmitri Shostakovich & Igor Stravinsky, will be featured on this evening as we open with the grand fanfare of Shostakovich's Festive Overture and close with the magical motifs of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.Guest artist for the evening are the father-daughter duo, Fabio & Maria Parrini in the performance of Poulenc’s Concerto for 2 pianos.

Tickets: $12, $10, $5

315 N. Main Street, Fountain Inn, SChttp://www.yountscenter.org/fiso-masterworks-iii or 864.409.1050

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" May 23, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Improv Mixer: Impromptu Teams Improvising


Friday, May 23, 7:30-9:30pm

Local Legends with Raj Gavurla (Speaker/Author)


Friday, May 23, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Beneath the Oaks Music Academy: "Open House" May 23, 2014

Beneath the Oaks Music Academy Open House

Friday May 23rd 4pm-7pm
17 E. Main St Taylors, SC 29687


How exciting is this?! Lynne Holcombe and Lou Buckingham are starting a new space in Greenville for kids to learn about and foster their love of music. We would like to invite you to join us at our little house of music nestled beneath the oaks for an early evening of music fun. There will be performances of kids music from Shufflebutton, group games, camp songs, a parachute, light refreshments and the opportunity to pre-register for what promises to be some of the most seriously fun, creative and educational music classes for young kids in the Upstate.

Attendance is free but we will be accepting donations to help get this great adventure off to a successful start.

Website coming soon with more details about the academy or read the "about" section on the fb page www.facebook.com/beneaththeoaksmusic

You can also email beneaththeoaksmusic@gmail.com for more details or to let us know about kids you think might be interested. We are collecting ages and how many to help us make a calendar for the Summer classes. (ages 18 mo – 9 years)

 

Christina Laurel: "Graphite Expanded" May 24, 2014

Graphite Expanded



May 24, 2014
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio.

Class size minimum of 4 students, maximum 8 and is designed for adults (18 years +): Delve into your personal style by expanding upon traditional mark-making techniques with instructor Christina Laurel. Learn to use the grid system, how to apply powdered and water-soluble graphite, and draw with technical pens. Then, combine graphite and pen to create a mixed-media drawing. Bring an 8 x 10 black and white printout of a photograph of a favorite face, landscape, or still life. Other materials provided.
Tuition for this class is only $80 ($70 for museum member). Pre-registration is required and tuition must be payed by May 22.

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.

Trailblazer Park: "Ricky Godfrey" May 24, 2014

Ricky Godfrey


Whether you’re talking vocals or instrumentals, guitarist Rickey Godfrey brings an excitement to the stage we don’t often experience. His music is known for its gritty soul sound, and his electrifying blend of hot blues and hip-shakin' soul defines every show. Godfrey is considered to be one of Nashville's premier blues guitarists.

Blind since birth, he started studying classical piano and voice at age seven, while attending the SC School for the Blind, and at 13, began playing guitar. At 17, he formed Garfeel Ruff with brother Ronnie. The southern rock band was signed by Capitol Records and before disbanding five years later, tore through the SC Upstate to become a legendary musical force in the area.

 
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

Peace Center: "Celtic Jam" May 24, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014 6:30 PM
Many of you may not have realized you have a Celtic Soul until you encounter The Celtic Jam.
- Cleghorn
- Seven Nations
- Cu Dubh with Petite Jamila

All performing at Furman University. Come experience the Invation as we Rock Scotland!

Tickets: $10

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" May 24, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


Saturday, May 24, 7:30-9:30pm

Cagematch: Competitive Long-form Improv (Slimprov vs. Challenger)


Saturday, May 24, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Les Beaux Arts Gallery: "Art Discussion Group" May 28, 2014

ART DISCUSSION GROUP- MAY MEETING


The new Art Discussion Group will hold its 3rd meeting from 2-4 PM on Wednesday, May 28th at Les Beaux Arts Gallery, 1239 Pendleton St, Greenville.

Please join us for a lively discussion of art related subjects and exchange of information. You are encouraged to bring your artwork for "show and tell. " The group is open to artists working in all media as well as non-artist "art appreciators." In addition to great "art talk,” a short hand-building clay demo will be featured.

A small $2 fee will be appreciated to cover the cost of using the gallery classroom.

Any questions- email me at Birdie1345@aol.com            

Downtown Alive! "The Sound Committee" May 29, 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 Sound Committee is one of the Upstate’s best party bands, covering an enormous range of styles to please the very old to the very young and everyone in between. From Rock to Reggae, Country to Funk, 40s hits to Current Top 40, this 5-piece powerhouse brings high energy to everything they do. Featuring Jason Owens (drums), Chad Hughes (bass), Adam McFarlane (keys), Matt Dingledine (lead guitar), and Marc Gwinn (lead vocals, guitar) includes a dash of the off-beat to please the aficionados but focuses on the crowd pleasing favorites we all know and love.
thesoundcommittee.com | Listen

Arts Tent


The Greenville Little Theatre
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Tony Thermos
Photography
www.atphotogallery.net

Music by the Lake: "Sea Songs - Lakeside Concert Band" May 29, 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.

May 29th

“Sea Songs”
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director

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

 

GLT: Les Miserables May 30-June 22, 2014

The Greenville Little Theatre presents,
Les Miserables, the Musical Sensation

May 30th through June 22nd

Do you hear the people sing? An international hit for more than two decades, it's epic story of forgiveness and hope, revolution and romance, tragedy and triumph, and ultimate redemption. Victor Hugo's classic story is brought to life by an unforgettable score. Join Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, Fantine, Eponine, Cosette, Marius, and the Threnardiers for a special night in the theatre.

444 College St.  Greenville  SC  29601 - 864.233.6238


www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Warehouse Theatre: Angels in America May 30-June 12, 2014

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Parts 1 & 2

Part 1: Millennium Approaches
May 30, 31, June 12, 14, 19, 20 8:00 pm
May 31, June 14, 21 at 2:00 pm

Main Street Fridays: "Soul Stew" May 30, 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 quartet of funk. An ensemble of jam. A band of fun. A group that rocks. Sure to stir the soul. Soul Stew is a quartet based in the Upstate of South Carolina. Fronted by BJ Callahan's raw vocals and guitar, Soul Stew also consists of Larry Williams on drums, Jonathan Betke on Bass, and Adam McFarlane on keys. Firmly planted at the intersection of southern soul, jamming funk, and classic blues, they meld the timeless vibe of their musical predecessors with a unique new sound and feature a live show that always keeps an audience on its feet.
www.facebook.com/SoulStewSC | Listen

TD Stage: "Edwin McCain Band with Mark Bryan" May 30, 2014

Edwin McCain Band with Mark Bryan

Friday, May 30, 2014 7:30 PM


Edwin McCain Band kicks off our 2014 Summer Nights performances on May 30th! Dubbed by The New York Times as the "great American romantic," Edwin will perform in his hometown of Greenville, SC with soulful sound paired with irrepressible vintage R&B rhythms which turn his concerts into parties. His between-song-banter is more stand-up than rock star, drawing as many laughs as cheers.

McCain's innate ability to write and perform songs has made him one of the most enuring and downright likable entertainers of our generation. His hit, "I'll Be" is called by VH1 "one of the greatest love songs of all time" and has received over 17 million plays on myspace alone.

"It's not about the chart positions or record sales or anything like that," insists the man with 11 albums, a wall of platinum and gold albums that have sold in the millions, and reams of Top 10, 20, and 40 hits, "It just has to do with people coming together and sharing a moment, that's it. And that's all I ever wanted to do. I just love that moment in the small club and bar where every single person in there has a moment where it's silent and they get it and it's beautiful, that moment where the music that's coming off the stage is much more than the players and much more than the audience and something happens and you're sitting there and your hair stand up."

Witty and affable, engaging and entertaining, McCain's stage presence has even brought him invitations to deliver motivational speeches at corporate events, peppered with musical breaks featuring his hit songs. An entrepreneur who has launched major fundraising events as well as runs his own business and television productions, McCain imparts hard-earned wisdom about succeeding in business and life with humor, anecdotes from his triumphs - and failures - and his ability to embrace it all.

Opening Act: Mark Bryan
Mark received his Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1989. He is a founding member, songwriter and the guitar player for multi-platinum Hootie & the Blowfish and has spent the last 25 years recording and touring. He also has two solo albums to his credit. Since moving to Charleston in 1999, Bryan has produced 5 full-length albums, as well as co-written and produced countless songs, for other artists.

Tickets: $25 Lawn, $35 Genevieve's

http://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/mcca

Charter Amphitheatre: "FOREIGNER & STYX" May 30, 2014

Foreigner and Styx


Chances are, you had your won copy of The Grand Illusion record. And chances are you blared it so loud in yuor room, you mom's Hummel porcelain collection nearly shook off the shelves. Relive those glory days with the Summer Soundtrack tour, a reunion of classic rock proportions featuring Styx, Foreigner and former Eagle Don Felder. These songs were the soundtrack to your life back then, so why not sing along with them now?

Charter Amphitheatre
861 Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

Friday, May 30th at 7:00pm
$15-$89
(864) 757-1167
Charterampitheatre.com

Blues Boulevard Jazz: "Wade Baker Jazz Group" May 30, 2014

Wade Baker Jazz Group


While the bespectacled Wade Baker resembles more of an indie rockstar than the frontman for a thriving jazz band, the multi-instrumentalist's phenomenal musical talent proves you can't judge a book by its cover. Playing a variety of classic standards and fresh, funky, blended originals, the Wade Baker Jazz Group speaks to fans on a multitude of levels. Come see what all the fuss is about. You won't be disappointed.

Blues Boulevard Jazz
300 River Street, Ste. 203

Friday, May 30 7:30 - 9:45pm
$5 cover
(864) 242-2583
bluesboulevardjazzgreenville.com

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" May 30, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Stand-up Comedy with Ace Brown (New Jersey)


Friday, May 30, 7:30-9:30pm

Local Legends with Ace Brown (Stand-up Comic)


Friday, May 30, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Warehouse Theatre: "Michael Brodeur Lobby Exhibit" May 30-June 19, 2014

Pansies and Other Fruits Lobby Exhibit


Visual Artist Michael Brodeur will be displaying paintings from his series Pansies and Other Fruits in the theatre lobby during May and June. This body of work addresses perceived stereotypes, provides historical context and takes on pejorative nomenclature pertinent to gay culture. It is an attempt to educate and inform while challenging bigotry and ignorance. Ultimately Pansies and Other Fruits counters the negative by embracing it with humor and parody.

May 30 -June 19, 2014

The Warehouse Theatre37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Trailblazer Park: "RetroVertigo" May 31, 2014

RetroVertigo


This explosive, high-energy cover-band is 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. Across the upstate and beyond, crowds are jumping to their feet and dancing whenever RetroVertigo hits the stage!

 
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

School of Carolina Ballet Theatre: "Spring Recital" May 31-June 01, 2014

Come celebrate the School of Carolina Ballet Theatre talent!


Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:00 PM
Sunday, Jun 1, 2014 2:00 PM

Experience the delight of our Kinderdanzers dancing along with Shirley Temple in "On the Good Ship Lollipop." Watch as the Peace Concert Hall stage is transformed into a beautiful Florida blue sky by our technical and artiscally Advanced dancers. This dual performance showcases over 50 classes and 340 students dancing their best.

SCBT's director, Anita Pacylowski-Justo, and team of professional teachers tribute the spirit and beauty of the United States of America through ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance.

Tickets:
$15 - $20 for Adults
$12 - $15 for children under 12 and seniors older than 62

Thomas Creek: "HEYLOOK! MUSIC FESTIVAL" May 31, 2014

HEYLOOK MUSIC FESTIVAL


Good music and cold beer? We're there. In the wake of major music festival season, smaller festivals like this one are cropping up all over, and boy, are we glad. This festival features healiners Lions of Zion, Sun Brother, and Wasted Wine, just to name a few. Thomas Creek will also provide craft ales to accompany interactive art, mission-style eats by ASADA, and local merchants for the festival shopper.

Thomas Creek Brewery
2054 Piedmont HwyGreenville, SC

Saturday, May 31
2pm.
$10
heylookfestival.com

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" May 31, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


Saturday, May 31, 7:30-9:30pm

Stand-up Comedy Showcase with headliner Art Sturtevant (featuring Jason Webb)


Saturday, May 31, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Wits End Poetry: "Southern Fried Poetry Slam" June 04-07, 2014

Wits End Poetry brings you The 22nd Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam Regional Competition


Wednesday, June 4  – Saturday, June 7, 2014

Various downtown Greenville venues

This nationally recognized event is set to host over 200 regionally renowned poets who compete for thousands of dollars in prize money, along with workshops, panel discussions, and other open to the public events. The Southern Fried Poetry Slam is the Final Four of competitive poetry and has grown to be the second largest poetry competition in the nation attracting over 200 poets and over 32 teams from all over the nation, along with a substantial fan following. The four day event will take place in downtown Greenville featuring eight evening performances each night at venues such as Coffee Underground, Chicora Alley, Smiley’s Tavern, Connolly’s Irish Pub, Cornerpocket, and more. The event culminates in the Southern Fried Poetry Slam Finals on stage in the Concert Hall at The Peace Center on June 7th at 7:00 pm.

This year the following cities are being represented by teams: Atlanta GA, Charleston SC, Cincinnati OH, Columbia SC, Decatur GA, Durham NC, El Paso TX, Fayetteville NC, Greensboro NC, Greenville SC, Hollywood FL, Hot Springs NC, Jersey City NJ, Killeen TX, Knoxville TN, Little Rock AR, Louisville KY, Memphis TN, Miami FL, Orlando FL, Philadelphia PA, Spartanburg SC, St. Louis MO, Tallahassee FL, Tampa FL, Washington DC, and Winston Salem NC.

In addition, the event will include a variety of youth and adult writing workshops, panel discussions, and open mics, many of which are free and open to the public:

Tickets are for sale via Eventbright at: http://southernfried2014.eventbrite.com

Attached is more info or check out www.southernfried2014.com.

Wits End Poetry is a 501 C 3 Charity whose mission is to make poetry as familiar to people in Greenville County, as it is to people in New York, LA, and Chicago. The power of poetry lies in its appeal and relevance to diverse audiences and youth. The series is funded in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council, which receives funding from the City of Greenville and the South Carolina Arts Commission with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This festival is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Glow Lyric Theatre: La Tragédie de Carmen June 05-08, 2014



La tragédie de Carmen

GLOW Lyric Theatre will present the curious and enigmatic love story of Carmen and Don Jose during a bloody civil war in 1939 Spain. These special performances will be held at the Fountain Inn Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. Buy Tickets
info@greenvilleopera.org
www.glowlyric.com

June 5th, 2014 from 7:30-10:30


Fountain Inn Center for Visual and Performing Arts
315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC

864.409.1050

Downtown Alive! "The Mulligan Brothers" June 05, 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 Mulligan Brothers self-titled debut album begins with a mournful fiddle supported by the steady undercurrent of bass and drums. As Ross Newell begins his haunting tale of forbidden plantation love, it is clear that the song will end in death and heartbreak, but well-written songs don’t need a catchy chorus or a happy ending to win over an audience or to be played over and over. The Mulligan Brothers, from Mobile and Baton Rouge, is Newell on lead vocals and guitar, Gram Rea on vocals, fiddle, mandolin and harmonica, Greg DeLuca on drums and Ben Leininger on upright suitcase bass (all can sing lead or harmony). Their name represents a second chance for the four musicians who finally found the combination that is right for them. "A Mulligan in golf is a ‘do over’ and that is what this band is for us," says Rea. "We wanted a chance to figure this out the right way."

Their music crosses borders between folk rock, Americana and country, giving Newell the unhurried space to sing about escaping the miseries of life with a soul that isn't worth much these days, a woman he loves who calls him by another man's name, and pleading with God to bring tomorrow to wash away today. In an age of downloads and disposable singles, “The Mulligan Brothers” is a whole album of straightforward narratives with concise, original lines. Newell’s honest, sincere voice cuts to the heart in songs that mean as much to himself as to the listener, with the meaning of the chorus deepening after every verse.
www.themulliganbrothers.com | Listen

Artist Tent


Andy Finkle

Merrit Mitchell-Abelkop

Reedy River Conerts: "Clay Page Band" June 05, 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.

Clay Page Band (Country)


Clay Page is an artist out of GA. He started his musical career at a very early age and since then has been performing on a regular basis. He began taking guitar lessons at age nine and knew right from the beginning that it would be a career he would like to pursue. Clay writes some of his own music which are a mixture of country and southern rock songs, as well as, playing a mixture of covers from other artist. Clay recently joined NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) in Nashville, TN to further his writing skills. Clay has performed many places as well as competed in many competitions around the South East. In 2010, Clay was named the Elberton Idol, as well as, competed in the Nashville Connections Salute for Military Moms at the Handlebar in Greenville, SC. Clay has also competed at the Texaco Showdown in Elberton, GA twice and has gone on to compete in the state level competition in Cedartown, GA. Other competitions Clay has been a part of include, The Battle of the Bands in Laurens, SC where in 2011 the band received “People’s Choice Award” and in 2012 returned as the winners. Winning these competitions as well as participating in certain shows has led to him making appearances on News Channel 7’s, The Jack and Kimberly Show, twice. Follow Clay Page on Facebook

Music by the Lake: "Lights, Camera, Action" June 05, 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.

June 5th

“Lights, Camera, Action”
Carolina Youth Symphony: Leslie W. Hicken, director

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

 

Main Street Fridays: "Flashbacks" June 06, 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 Flashbacks are a 50's, 60's and Beach Music band from Easley, South Carolina. The group consists of professionals from the upstate who specialize in playing 50's, 60's, 70's and Beach Music. The group’s unique and versatile musical style covers Rock ‘N’ Roll…Beach and Soul. Their range includes Motown, shaggin’ beach classics and female vocal artists from the wonderful 60’s. Music in The Flashbacks playlist includes such artists as The Spinners, The Tams, Lou Rawls, The Drifters, Barbara Lewis, Fats Domino and The Temptations.

Members of The Flashbacks have opened for artists such as Chairmen Of The Board, The Mighty Tams, featuring the Legendary "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy," Joe Pope, and the dynamic "Little Anthony" and The Imperials. The Flashbacks are a versatile group of musicians that prides itself on playing music that is enjoyed by all ages. The 1st CD is titled "Rock 'N' Roll....Beach and Soul."Rock 'N' Roll, Beach and Soul."
www.theflashbacks.com | Listen

TD Stage: "Maggie Rose" June 06, 2014

Maggie Rose



Show Dates:

Friday, Jun 6, 2014 7:30 PM

Maggie Rose joins us this summer at the TD Stage with country flair!

Born in Maryland, Maggie Rose attended Clemson University for two years before withdrawing at age 19 in order to pursue a country music career in Nashville, TN upon receiving a phone call from producer Tommy Mottola and signing to Universal Republic records. Starry-eyed, Maggie gained commercial success which positioned her as a voice to be heard and gave her a foothold in Music City.

With iconic country music producers Blake Chancey and James Stroud at the helm, Maggie started the conversation to begin writing her debut album, Cut to Impress. The album is comprised of tunes she has been performing for the past five years - songs that not only survived her evolution from young girl to young woman, but songs that became part of her musical makeup.

Maggie has toured with Gary Allan and Sheryl Crow and her debut album Cut to Impress was one of only 4 country albums to land on Amazon.com's Best Albums of 2013 List. She continues to gain success in the music industry with a delightful blend of feminine attitude that will empower her female fans and bring the boys to their knees. Rose is guaranteed to capture a grin and stun audiences with a voice that sours without overpowering the listener.

Tickets: $25 Lawn, $35 Genevieve's

IAmMaggieRose.com

http://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/rose

Gallery Seventeen: "Sharon Dowell" June 06, 2014

Sharon Dowell
"Re:"


Gallery Seventeen's June show is inspired by Greenville architecture. 

Artist Sharon Dowell explores the energy of place in themes of renewal, regeneration, and redemption. 

Opening and Artist Talk - Friday, June 6th, 6:00-9:00pm - Join us!

PRESALE of her work can be found here: 

http://www.gallery-seventeen.com/event-presale-sharon-dowell.html

Gallery Seventeen
17 West North Street1st Floor
Downtown Greenville

Riverworks Gallery: "Shift and Collide: Drawings..." June 06-July 20, 2014

RIVERWORKS Gallery presents Shift and Collide: Drawings from Near and Far

June 6, 2014 – July 20, 2014
Hours: 1-5 PM Wednesday Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Closed Monday and Tuesday
June 6, First Friday Reception, 6-9 PM

Shift and Collide: Drawings from Near and Far presents drawings from John Allen, Bethany Flagg Pipkin and Jackson Zorn, former Clemson studio art classmates, and their former professor, Heidi Jensen. John grew up in Greenville, Jackson in Anderson, and Bethany in Oakway, outside Seneca. All three studied together with Heidi, receiving their BFA degrees in Visual Art with concentrations in Drawing from Clemson University. Recently, each earned MFA degrees from programs located in Florida, North Carolina and Indiana. Their former professor, Heidi Jensen, now teaches at Ball State University in Indiana. Heidi has invited these three former students to exhibit their recent works with her at Greenville Technical College’s Riverworks Gallery. Shift and Collide: Drawings from Near and Far draws back together a group of artists who are now dispersed geographically as careers develop and expand.

While each artist has pursued a singular direction of thought, and have not worked in proximity to each other for many years, there are relationships to be found in this work. The drawings in this exhibition demonstrate a deep awareness of and relation to the natural, biological world. The works display drawing approaches that veer from highly sensitized systems of recording to open aggression. Transmitted are explorations of distance and proximity, the contemporary landscape, formation of matter, and systems of belief. All four artists employ drawing to investigate and recompose their subjects.

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.

 

Artistry Workshops and Gallery: "Art, Music, Food!" June 06, 2014

Visit The Artistry Workshops and Gallery for First Fridays!

Art Exhibit, Live Music, Food Truck!

Art - Alivia Chapla

Music - Leah Nycole Edwards

Food - Good to Go Mobile Kitchen
Menu:
Vietnamese style chicken wingsEggplant, tomato, coconut curry over steamed rice
Fried dougnuts (beignets) made to order

Demonstration - Justus Knights 7-8:30

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery
12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601
theartistrygallery.com

AGGG: "Guest Artist of the month, Katy Butler" June 06-July 01, 2014

Katy Butler

Katy Bulter explores the prevalence of the Internet in contemporary culture and how online communication has affected maturation and an individual's growing perception and representation of self.

Throughout my prints, I am utilizing the aesthetic of the Internet: a system that values participation over production-where originality is shirked and empathy and engagement are exchanged for distraction and visibility. In this virtual world, the identities of others seem no more real than the pixels through which they are composed, and the authority of one's voice in regards to their content and the contextualization of that content is abandoned as soon as it enters the virtual realm.

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is a co-operative gallery located in the heart of Greenville at 200 North Main Street in downtown Greenville, SC.

The AGGG members and their eclectic mix of works are: Laura Buxo, Gerda Bowman, Pat Cato, Dale Cochran, Robert Decker, Pam DeWitt, Kathy DuBose, Pat Grills, Mel Hammonds, Edith McBee Hardaway, Chris Hartwick, Megan Heuse, Diarmuid Kelly, John Pendarvis, David Waldrop, Miranda Sawyer and Erin Webb. Consignors; John Auger, Kathryn W. Copley, Jennifer Henderson and Matthew Brophy. They work in various mediums including acrylic, mixed media, oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, glass, woodwork, photography, pottery and sculpture. One or more of the artists is in the gallery at all times, demonstrating throughout the day and always ready to discuss their art with visitors. The Artists Guild Gallery is open daily Mon-Sat 10-6, Sunday 1-5, the first Friday of each month 10-9.

 

First Friday Gallery Crawl June 06, 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.

Trailblazer Park: "Generation aXe" June 07, 2014

Generation aXe


One part musical virtuosity meets one part infectious energy to create a vibe they call RAWK. And RAWK they do! Running the gamut from the 80's (Skid Row, Ratt, Bon Jovi , AC/DC, Journey), and 90's (Alice in Chains, STP, Creed, Nickleback, RATM) all the way to newer bands like Buckcherry, White Stripes and Audioslave, Generation aXe never misses a beat. They play songs that everybody knows and a few that no one else dares to.

 
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

Joe's Place: "Authors Michael and Jill Cogdill" June 07, 2014

The Authors of Cracker the Crab and the Sideways Afternoon and She-Rain: A Story of Home, Michael and Jill Codgill will be at Joe's Place on June 7th at 3-7:30pm

Joe's Place640 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: (864) 558-0828
Fax: (864) 558-0829

www.joesplacellc.com
Facebook: Joe's Place

Specializing in:
New & Used Books
Wine and Coffee . Local Art

Downtown Alive! "Riyen Roots Band" June 12, 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


Giving us raw uncut truth through their blues influenced songs, time and time again. Riyen Roots is taking the blues genre to a new place, with unique rhythms, truly original song stylings, and a vocals that has been compared to the likes of Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Warren Haynes, and even Tom Waits. From the roots to the fruits...Riyen Roots is keeping his music roots alive, one show at a time.
www.riyenroots.com/ | Listen

Arts Tent

Artists from Les Beaux Arts Gallery located on Pendleton Street in the Village of West Greenville.

Reedy River Concerts: Robbie Ducey June 12, 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.

Robbie Ducey Band (Blues)


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

Music by the Lake: "The Music of Jay Bocook" June 12, 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.

June 12th

“The Music of Jay Bocook”
Poinsett Wind Symphony: Leslie W. Hicken and Jay Bocook, directors
Note: Location will be McAlister Auditorium

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

 

The Blood Connection: "Ron Gillen Reception" June 12-August 14, 2014

Artist Reception for Ron Gillen


You are cordially invited to the Artist's Reception for Greenville artist, Ron Gillen. Ron's artwork will be on display at the Blood Connection through August 14th.

Opening Reception: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

The Blood Connection435 Woodruff Road, Greenville

Monday: 8am - 6pm
Tuesday and Friday: 10 am -6pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7 am - 5pm

Ron's studio and gallery:
Studio 110, Art Crossing
300 River Street, Greenville, SC
Phone: 864-918-3341
E-mail: rtgillen@att.net
Commissions are invited

 

 

SCCT: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible... June 13-22, 2014

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents,
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

June 13th - 22nd, 2014
Peace Center Gunter Theatre

This delightful musical adaptation of the popular children's book follows feisty Alexander and a series of unfortunate events that occur throughout his day. Waking up with gum in his hair, unwanted cavities, and no dessert with lunch are just a few of the obstacles he encounters. Alexander allows young audiences to identify with him and ultimately reveals that bad days happen to everyone - even in Australia

Peace Center: "Martina McBride" June 13, 2014


Show Dates


Friday, Jun 13, 2014 8:00 PM
American country music singer and songwriter, Martina McBride, hits the stage in June! This superstar is named by Billboard as "One of the most impressive vocal instruments in Nashville."Kansas-born, Martina was exposed to country music at a young age. She released her debut studio album through RCA Records in 1992, and gained momentum on the country music charts with chart-topping songs like "Independence Day," "Anyway," and "I'm Gonna Love You Through It." Over the years she has been nominated for numerous Grammy awards, American Country Awards for Best Female Singer & Touring Artist of the year, and has won CMA's Female Vocalist award in 1999, 2002, 2003, and 2004.

On April 8th, McBride will release Everlasting, a collection of R&B and Soul covers. The album will include duets with Kelly Clarkson and Gavin DeGraw, and will be featured throughout her performance. To pre-order, click here.

Tickets: $65-$85

www.martinamcbride.com


Main Street Fridays: "Chocolate Thunder" June 13, 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


When Chocolate Thunder roars onto the stage, she’s fully charged … a sweet explosion of heart and soul and raw vocal energy that will leave you reeling from the sheer power of this extraordinary performer. A mix of Tina Turner, Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin all rolled into one, Chocolate Thunder puts it out there like she invented it. She doesn’t hold back. She’s got something to say and she belts it out for all the world to hear. There’s nothing shy about this baby. She has performed with names like Eddy Kirkland, Big Bill Morganfield, Sunny Rhodes, Little Pink Anderson, Cootie Starks, Elmore James Jr., and opened for B.B. King, and many others.

Born Linda Rodney, she grew up in the small hamlet of Simpsonville, S.C. not far from Greenville. “The greatest influences in my life,” she says, “and I’m not sure in which order, are my grandmother, Aretha Franklin and my aunt.” As a child, she sang gospel music in church with her beloved family – her Grandma Verneller, her Grandpa Walter, her mother and aunts. Listening to the radio, she became enthralled with the sounds of Patti LaBelle, Etta James and other musical icons and just started singing along. A natural alto vocalist, Rodney sings instinctively. She worked briefly with opera singer Sarah Reese, who taught her how to sing without damaging her voice (once you hear Chocolate Thunder’s nonstop, high-energy, delicious delivery, you understand instantly the significance of Reese’s coaching).

By 1999 she was singing professionally. It seemed that every performance opened a door for her. After playing a S.C. festival, she was quickly booked at blues festivals in California and Oregon. When the legendary Eddie Kirkland heard Chocolate Thunder’s explosive set at Occasionally Blues in Greenville, he put in a good word for her, and soon she was playing Maxwell’s Café in Paris – a two-week gig that was held over for seven. During a low country show in Palm Key, S.C., a Canadian mesmerized by her performance of Tony Joe White’s “Rainy Night In Georgia,” made a phone call, and suddenly Chocolate Thunder and her band were booked at the 2009 Montreal Jazz Fest. Since then she has been touring Canada and working on her third solo CD with producer Mike Goudreau. Her two previous recordings are Barking Up the Wrong Tree (2002) and Ear Candy (2009). Both albums showcase her songwriting talent along with her monumental vocal talents. It’s raining accolades from all over the world!
www.SouthernWonder.com | Listen

 

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" June 13, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


Stand Upstate Comedy Showcase with Comedian Landry


Friday, June 13, 7:30-9:30pm

Local Legends with stories from Stand Upstate Comics


Friday, June 13, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee StreetDowntown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Rising to the Occasion" June 13-22, 2014

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: “Rising to the Occasion”

Harry Truman, Clara Barton, Robert Smalls, Joy of Music, Patrick Henry

June 13th through 22nd


A ten-day – two-weekend festival of FREE shows performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. Outdoors evenings. Indoors daytime.

  • Debate the Constitution with PATRICK HENRY.

  • Join CLARA BARTON on the battlefield; then save the SC Sea Islands

  • Escape from slavery with ROBERT SMALLS by stealing a Confederate gunboat

  • Question HARRY TRUMAN as he makes some of the toughest decisions in our history.

  • Experience the JOY OF MUSIC at a Bernstein-style Young People's Concert


Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Evenings Outdoors at 7:30p
Fri   13  HARRY TRUMAN, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow J. Michael King
Sat  14  CLARA BARTON, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Emily Lynch
Sun 15  PATRICK HENRY, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Revolutionary Magic *
Tue 17  JOY OF MUSIC, Fine Arts Center, Greenville (indoor workshop)
Wed18  PATRICK HENRY, Travelers Rest Amphitheater – preshow Stephen Neil, fiddle
Fri   20  PATRICK HENRY, Falls Park, downtown – preshow It’s Revolutionary
Sat  21  ROBERT SMALLS, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Muyeria Kimondo
Sun 22  HARRY TRUMAN, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow J. Michael King

Daytime Indoors – Weekdays at 11:30a and Weekends at 2p
Sat 14   ROBERT SMALLS, Greenville Tech Bldg 104 Auditorium (2p) *
Sun15   JOY OF MUSIC, Fine Arts Center, Greenville (2p)
Mon16  PATRICK HENRY, Younts Center, Fountain Inn (11:30a)
Mon16  ROBERT SMALLS, Nicholtown Missionary Baptist (11:30a)
Tue 17  HARRY TRUMAN, Centre Stage (11:30a) *
Wed18  ROBERT SMALLS, Kroc Center (11:30a)
Thu 19  CLARA BARTON, Kroc Center (11:30a)
Sat  21  CLARA BARTON, Greenville Tech TRC Auditorium (2p) *
Sun 22  JOY OF MUSIC, Fine Arts Center, Greenville (2p)

Discussions at Upcountry History Museum at 9a

Sat  14 HARRY TRUMAN
Thu 19 ROBERT SMALLS
Fri   20 CLARA BARTON
Sat  21 PATRICK HENRY


* Sign-interpreted shows

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Harry Truman" June 13, 2014

Harry Truman


Question HARRY TRUMAN as he makes some of the toughest decisions in our history!

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Friday, June 13th
7:30pm, outdoors

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

Peace Center: An Evening with Colin & Brad June 14, 2014

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” have teamed up to present a night of lightning fast, eye popping, gut busting improv!

Don’t miss this hilarious duo present a night of improvisational comedy at the Peace Center!

Saturday, June 14 at 8:00PM
$55, $45, $35


Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes…Just like a live version of ‘Whose Line’!

The Show (in their own words)

The world's funniest improv show, featuring the brilliant comic stylings of Brad Sherwood and his addle-brained sidekick, Colin Mochrie. It is the longest running international improv show on planet earth, we think. - Brad Sherwood

An evening of interactive comedy with big belly laughs supplied by improv icon Colin Mochrie and eye candy for the visually impaired by Brad Sherwood. The most fun you can have with a theatre full of people that's legal and doesn't include washing up. - Colin Mochrie

Coffee Underground: "Laughing Stock Improv" June 14, 2014

Laughing Stock Improv will perform at Coffee Underground



June 14th at 10:30pm

http://laughingstockimprov.weebly.com/

Coffee Underground
At the corner of Coffee and Main
Downtown Greenville

Trailblazer Park: "The Matt Olson Quartet" June 14, 2014

The Matt Olson Quartet


Equally home as a jazz and classical saxophonist, Matt Olson is Associate Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at Furman University. This highly anticipated performance will include Matt's original jazz compositions and music from the Great American Songbook. Matt's musical talents have taken him to the Montreal Jazz Festival as well as to Chicago's Jazz Showcase and Orchestra Hall and now, Trailblazer Park for an evening of top-notch jazz and relaxation.

 
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

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" June 14, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


 

Local Legends with stories from Ugly Words Kids


Saturday, June 14, 6-8pm

Intensive and 001 Improv Student Showcase


Saturday, June 14, 7:30-9:30pm

Sketch Review: Randomized Sketch Comedy


Saturday, June 14, 9pm-11pm

Comedy Marathon Finale hosted by Laughing Stock


Saturday, June 14, 10:30pm - 12:30am

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee StreetDowntown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Chautauqua History Alive Fesitval: "Clara Barton" June 14, 2014

Clara Barton


Join Clara Barton on the Battlefield; then save the SC Sea Islands.

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Saturday, June 14th
7:30pm, outdoors

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

Joe's Place: "Local Author's Day" June 14, 2014

Local Authors Day

Featuring Vincent Ray Butler (Orchids are Deadly), Paul Hohmann (The Tale of Tango), and Terresa Haskew (Breaking Commandments.)

Joe's Place640 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: (864) 558-0828
Fax: (864) 558-0829

www.joesplacellc.com
Facebook: Joe's Place

Specializing in:
New & Used Books
Wine and Coffee . Local Art

Clemson Center for Visual Arts: "Sense of Place" June 14-August 30, 2014

CVA Greenville presents their summer exhibit, "Sense of Place" Picturing Life in West Greenville.

June 13 - August 30, 2014

Panel Discussion:
Tuesday, July 15 at 7:00 pm

Clemson Center for Visual Arts 1278 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC

Peace Center: Counting Crows with Toad the Wet Sprocket" June 15, 2014

Counting Crows with Toad the Wet Sprocket


Show Dates:
Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 7:30 PM

Counting Crows - Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), Davis Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass), and Dan Vickrey (guitar) - have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding into the music scene with their multiplatinum breakout album August and Everything After in 1993.

The band is currently finalizing their seventh studio album scheduled to be released in Fall of 2014. This album will be the band's first new material since 2007. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts and consistently ranked as one of the top live bands performing today, Counting Crows will embark on a world tour beginning in June of North America.

Tickets: $65 - $85

www.countingcrows.com

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Patrick Henry" June 15, 2014

Patrick Henry


Debate the Constitution with Patrick Henry!

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Sunday, June 15th
7:30pm, outdoors

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Patrick Henry" June 16, 2014

Patrick Henry


Debate the Constitution with Patrick Henry!

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Monday, June 16th
Younts Center
Fountain Inn

11:30am

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

Cafe and Then Some: "Duck Tape Dynasty" June 16-July 16, 2014

Opened Thursday, June 5th!

Dot has gotten bored and begun making clothing and accessories out of duct tape. She catches the attention of the Fashion Industry and is soon courted to become the star of her own reality TV show. But she still lives with Norma Jean, and therein lies the rub!

Join us as we welcome Yvonne Mason back to the Cafe stage. Duck Tape Dynasty also features Susan Smith, Maureen Abdalla, Traysie Amick, Jim Wilkins, and Bill Smith

Shows: Wednesday through Saturday
Admission Charge for the show: $18 plus tax per person
Dinner and Show seatings: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Show only seating: 7:30 p.m.
Showtime: 8:00 p.m.

Make reservations here.

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Joy of Music" June 17, 2014

Joy of Music


Experience the Joy of Music at a Bernstein-style Young People's Concert.

Tuesday, June 17th
Fine Arts Center
Greenville, SC

7:30 pm, outdoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Indie Craft Parade: "Call for Entries!" June 17-22, 2014

Indie Craft Parade entries deadline this weekend.


Go to www.indiecraftparade.com for application information.

All Southern crafters and artists are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. For details abou the application and selection process, visit the website above.

2D FINE ART
prints
originals

FIBER ART
felted
knitted
crocheted
woven
stitched

PAPER GOODS
stationery
handmade books
paper crafts

3D FINE ART
ceramic
glass
wood
metal

TO WEAR
jewelry
clothing
purses
accessories

EVERYTHING ELSE
toys
home and garden
artisan foods
supplies

 

Artists' Guild Gallery: "Laurel: Retrospective & Recent" June 17-27, 2014

Christina Laurel's exhibit: "Retrospective & Recent" will be at the Artists' Guild Gallery through June 27th.

Art Walk and Reception: Thursday, June 19th from 5-9pm
Artist Talk with Christina Laurel: 7pm

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10am-5pm/ Sunday, 1-5pm

Artists' Guild Gallery of Spartanburg
http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/(864) 582-7616

Trailblazer Park: "Chautauqua History Alive" June 18, 2014

Chautauqua History Alive!


Meet Patrick Henry and debate the Constitution with one of its makers. Patrick Henry failed at farming and business but excelled as a passionate and fiery orator. When the Revolution needed a voice, his  “Give me liberty or give me death” echoed throughout the land. When the Revolution was won, he rose again in defense of Liberty – this time against the new government and Constitution – laying groundwork for the Bill of Rights. PERFORMANCE STARTS AT 7:30

 
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

Downtown Alive! "The Jaywalkers" June 19, 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


Jaywalkers are an Americana/Rock band from Greenville, South Carolina featuring Niel Brooks on lead guitar and vocals (Grass Cactus, Seconds Flatt), Kebin Ahrens on bass ( Hickory Hawkins) and Freddie Wooten on drums ( Moonfish). They channel sixties rock and garage vibe into modern times- with a nod to traditional music. The band started in 2008 in then drummer Jeff Rices garage and has since gone on to play local clubs as well as The Handlebar, The Bi-Lo Center and Fall for Greenville. The bands eponymous record showcases the bands appreciation of mid 60's early 70's American and British music as well as traditional American music.
www.facebook.com/thejaywalkers.sc

Art


Kyle Buttram (Textile Art)

Blaine Owens (Photography)

Reedy River Concerts: "Lionz of Zion" June 19, 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.

Lionz of Zion


Blurring the lines of genre, the Lionz of Zion (LOZ) have created an energizing, multifarious sound that blends individual musical styles from each of their eclectic backgrounds. Strong influences ranging from rock, reggae, funk, pop, and R&B, ignites the LOZ band into an unconventional, funky, feel-good kinda' jam band. Their all-embracing musical style keeps their broad spectrum of devoted fans coming back time and time again. The Lionz of Zion band members are: Josh Forbus, Ryan "Dr. Luv Beatz" McCarthy, Daniel Wirgau, Brian Jeter and Wes Treadway. Their long-standing friendships are the secret to their intuitive, cohesive performances. The LOZ's mantra: One pride. One love.
Follow The Lionz on Facebook

Music by the Lake: "American Standards" June 19, 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.

June 19th

“American Standards”
Upstate Senior Band: Ron Hamilton, director

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

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Clara Barton" June 19, 2014

Clara Barton


Join Clara Barton on the Battlefield; then save the SC Sea Islands.

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Thursday, June 19th
Kroc Center

11:30am

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

The Film House: " La Cage Aux Folles" June 19, 2014

All shows are at 7PM at Coffee Underground and cost $5.00 for Admission unless otherwise noted.
La Cage Aux Folles
1978
82 min
Rated R. Edouard Molinaro

Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married.

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

Main Street Fridays: "Southern Crescent" June 20, 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


Southern Crescent is known as one of the most versatile high energy bands in upstate SC. The Greenville based cover band mixes a wide variety of music including oldies, classic rock, pop, beach and blues, while customizing their song selection to various audiences’ particular tastes. The tight five piece unit, including four original members, brings many years of musical experience to their performances, whether a wedding, concert, or private property. The most frequent compliment the band receives is “You play the songs we know!”
www.southerncrescentband.com/ | Listen

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" June 20, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


 

Harold Night: Long-form Improv Comedy (featuring the Harry team)


Friday, June 20, 7:30-9:30pm

Local Legends with Jacob Farley (Cancer Survivor)


Saturday, June 20, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Chautauqua History Alive: "Patrick Henry" June 20, 2014

Patrick Henry


Debate the Constitution with Patrick Henry!

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Friday, June 20th
Falls Park
Downtown Greenville

7:30pm, outdoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

Trailblazer Park: "Jacob Johnson" June 21, 2014

Jacob Johnson


Jacob Johnson is a young, energetic performer and SC native who has shared stages with songwriting masters from Edwin McCain to David Wilcox,and hangs out with guitar heroes like Tommy Emmanuel and Tim Reynolds (right-hand man to Dave Matthews). While it’s his flashy guitar pyrotechnics that might grab your attention, his songwriting, personality, and performance style are what set him apart from the rest of the pack of other young guitar-slingers. In short, to quote Tommy Emmanuel, "Jacob rocks!".

 
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

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" June 21, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


Saturday, June 21, 7:30-9:30pm

Greenvillager (Improvised News) and Homage (Improvised Movie)


Saturday, June 21, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Clara Barton" June 21, 2014

Clara Barton


Join Clara Barton on the Battlefield; then save the SC Sea Islands.

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Saturday, June 21st
Greenville Tech TRC Auditorium

2:00 pm

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

The Film House: "Jaws" (Free Admission) June 21, 2014

Jaws (Free Admission)
1975
124 min
Rated PG
Steven Spielberg

Three men set out to stop a gigantic great white shark.

Swamp Rabbit Cafe
205 Cedar Lane Road

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Harry Truman" June 22, 2014

Harry Truman


Question HARRY TRUMAN as he makes some of the toughest decisions in our history!

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Sunday, June 22

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

7:30pm, outdoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Harry Truman" June 22, 2014

Harry Truman


Question HARRY TRUMAN as he makes some of the toughest decisions in our history!

Non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. And the audience is always a part of the show. If you like to be held spellbound, entertained, and enlightened – you're going to love Chautauqua History Alive. You laugh – you cry – you just flat out have a good time – because it’s not just history – its personal. And it's all Free!

Sunday, June 22

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

7:30pm, outdoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: "Joy of Music" June 22, 2014

Joy of Music


Experience the Joy of Music at a Bernstein-style Young People's Concert.

Sunday, June 22
Fine Arts Center
Greenville, SC

2:00 pm, indoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Rich Nelson: " 5-day Weekend Portrait Workshop" June 23-27, 2014

Richard Christian Nelson (Rich Nelson) 5-Day Portrait Workshop in Tryon, NC, June 23-27, 2014. The class will take place at the Nelson's Skyuka Fine Art Gallery from 9-4 each day.


Artists will work from live models on the fundamentals of anatomy, form, and light to improve our skills at painting the portrait. This workshop is open to all levels and all media, but painting in oil will be emphasized. Class size is limited to 12, and the cost of the workshop is $500, which includes the model fee. There will be lectures and demos by Nelson, and many opportunities to talk about our work individually and with the group. You can visit http://richnelson.com/workshops, email rich@richnelson.com or call 828-817-3784 for more information.

Nelson is an accomplished portrait and gallery artist who lives in Tryon, NC. He earned his BFA from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit Michigan in 1988. Rich taught anatomy, figure drawing and painting at CCS part-time after graduating. He has been working ever since as a portrait artist, gallery artist, and instructor. He and his wife Kim opened Skyuka Fine Art in 2010 www.SkyukaFineArt.Com and an Asheville studio in January 2013.

You can view his work at http://richardchristiannelson.com or read about his recent awards and notable commissions at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Christian_Nelson. Recently his portrait of 'Look Homeward Angel' won a Certificate Of Excellence in the Portrait Society Of America's 2014 International Portrait Competition.

Class size is limited to twelve participants, so do get in touch if you're interested! There is more information on this and other upcoming workshops at richardchristiannelson.com/workshops

 

Peace Center: Evita June 24-29, 2014

The Peace Center presents,
Evita


June 24th - 29th, 2014


Tim Rice and Andre Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical returns at last! Eva Peron used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world -- while her greed, outsized ambition, and fragile health made her one of the most tragic.

EVITA features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall," and "High Flying, Adored."

EvitaOnBroadway.com
https://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/evit


WizardofOzTheMusical.com

Pickens County Museum: "Michael Brodeur" June 25-August 14, 2014

Looking Back, Looking Forward: the work of Michael Brodeur
Exhibition exploring fifteen years of work opens with a reception to meet the artist on June 28


The Pickens County Museum of Art & History will be presenting two new exhibitions beginning June 28, 2014. Please join us from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on June 28 as we host a reception to meet the artist featured in “Michael Brodeur: Looking Back, Looking Forward”.

Also opening that evening will be the exhibit “Keith Spencer: Recent Work”. Both exhibitions will continue through August 14.

Michael Brodeur is Associate Professor in studio art at Furman University, Greenville SC. Born in Claremont, New Hampshire, Brodeur has called Greenville his home for the past fifteen years. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in art, he went on to earn his M.F.A. in painting & drawing from Boston University where he studied with Philip Guston.

When asked about this exhibition which represents his work during the past fifteen years in Greenville, Brodeur said, “At first glance my work is about many things: exacting formal balance, quality of edge, light, space and form, subtle surface and color, or abstraction through selective editing of shape, texture and detail. Although these surface readings are valid, collectively they create a poetic clarity through which metaphysical events occur: a tense “dialogue” between two objects placed precisely on a table, a mysterious meeting at edge of shadow and light, and the resounding silence of solitude.”

He continued, “In particular, my work is a personal narrative. Each painting, every drawing is an autobiographical recounting. They all speak to relationship, either one with self or with others.”

Mr. Brodeur has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group shows including Contemporary Conversations, Works curated from the South Carolina Art Collection (Eleanor Heartney, curator), 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC, From America, Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk Belarus, Mostra, Cortona Italy, The South Carolina Triennial 2001, From the Studio at the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Hortt Annual at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Greater Midwest International Exhibition XX at Central Missouri State University and the 2nd International Painting Exhibition Competition, Lessedra Gallery in Sofia Bulgaria. His work has appeared twice in New American Paintings, editions #58 and #100.

Among the public institutions that hold his work are The Emrys Foundation, Greenville SC, Columbia College in Columbia SC, LaMar Dodd Art Center at LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA, the South Carolina Arts Commission, The South Carolina State Museum and the Greenville County Museum of Art. His work is also in many private collections. He is a 1997 recipient of a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. Mr. Brodeur’s teaching credits include Chair of the Foundations Program at the New England School of Art and Design in Boston, MA and faculty at Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton, FL. He moved to Greenville in 1999 to create and chair the Visual Arts Department at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.

To learn more about Brodeur visit his website at http://michaelbrodeur.blogspot.com or Furman University’s photo sets at http://www.flickr.com/photos/furmanart/sets/72157626098980391 or by joining us for this exhibition at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History.

“Looking Back, Looking Forward” is sponsored in part by South Carolina Bank & Trust, Pickens Savings & Loan and Robinson Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Gardens. 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 or visit us at www.pickenscountymuseum.org. For this and many more events in Pickens County be sure to visit www.visitpickenscounty.com .

 

Downtown Alive! "Piedmont Boys" June 26, 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 Piedmont Boys, hailing from Greenville SC, consist of Greg Payne (front man), Adam Whitehead (guitar), Chief Spires (bass), Matt Parks (fiddle) and John Taylor (drums). Together the group has produced three studio albums that display their own brand of country influenced from outlaw, bluegrass, southern rock and blues music. Although unsigned they have shared the stage with the likes of Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Gretchen Wilson, and average over 200 shows per year across the country. Their style is refreshing and for from the "pop country" trend that has taken over our radio airwaves. Do yourself a favor and buy an album and attend a show; you'll be an instant member of an underground fan base that has grew by the thousands every year. Now Giddy Up!!
www.thepiedmontboys.com | Listen

 

Arts Tent:


The stained glass mosaic work of Michelle Cassels and the paintings of Mendi Poulsom.   

 

Reedy River Concerts: "Hott Gritz" June 26, 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.

Hott Gritz (R&B/Soul)


Hott Gritz began as the vision of three friends who were on a quest to make good music. James Lucas met Deloren Gist and Kenny Garner while all served as musicians for local churches in the Spartanburg, SC community. The group originally operated under the name Fuzion and played back up for several artist who were looking to make a name for themselves. To no avail this crew of talented musicians they decided they wanted more and decided to branch out on their own. In a quest for a new identity and to build a brand it was decided that the name should be something that would catch peoples attention and relevant to the area in which we live. A few short years later Shane Hayes came on to play bass guitar later followed by Juan Sharp to play alto, Willis Ham on trombone, Marcus Morris tenor sax, and Ben Panos lead guitar.

Music by the Lake: "Rhapsody in Blue" June 26, 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.

June 26th

“Rhapsody in Blue”
Derek Parsons, piano soloist
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director
Note: Location will be McAlister Auditorium

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

MAC: Book launch for "The Thorn Tree" by Heather Marshall June 26, 2014