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May

GLT: "Celebrate 90 Years" May 06-08, 2016

Greenville Little Theatre presents: 
"Celebrate 90 Years
A Spectacular Broadway Tribute"


May 6-8, 2016

Call for tickets
(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Warehouse Theatre: "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" May 06-28, 2016

The Warehouse Theatre presents
"Les Liaisons Dangereuses"


April 29 - May 28

By Christopher Hampton
Directed by Matthew Earnest who directed Our TownThe Seagull, and Julius Caesar.

When two Parisian aristocrats grow bored with their days, they enter into a lethal game of seduction and betrayal. When the Marquise de Merteuil challenges her ex-lover Valmont to seduce an innocent convent girl, he develops a fascination with a virtuous married woman as well. As the pawns in their game engage, the consequences prove to be deadly. Swords will be brandished, hearts broken, and lives ravaged as desire drives this decadent tale of unrest in upper class society.

Featuring Paul Savas, Miranda Barnett, Debra Capps, Giulia Marie Dalbec, Kelly Wallace, Liam MacDougall, Amy Dunlap, Tara Sweeney, and Dave LePage

Sponsored by Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC and Design Strategies, LLC

For tickets:
864-235-6948
The Warehouse Theatre Box Office

Village Block Party May 06, 2016

Block Party in the Arts District
The Village


Friday, May 6th
6PM-10PM
1288 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Free Admission

Entertainment
Rolling Stones Tunes provided by Local Green Dance Party

Eats and Treats Oyster Roast & BBQ
$12 all you can eat
$6 plates
$4 craft beer and wine

Complimentary tastings by: Fireforge Brewery & Six and Twenty Distillery

Chautauqua: "Let's Go to Outer Space!" May 07, 2016

Let's Go to Outer Space! | Chautauqua History Alive family adventure | FREE


Sat, May 7, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, 29601


Join an audience that loves to talk back to history. It's an adventure for the whole family. We explore a brief history of rockets, model rockets that can be built and flown in our backyards, and what we could expect to see if we really rode into space.

Led by Larry Bounds, assistant Artistic Director of Chautauqua, who will also present "America's Race to Space - Where DID it take us?" at the Hughes Main Library Tuesday May 3 at 7pm. And perform as Werhner von Braun, Father of Rocket Science – the man who took America to the moon –  in the June Chautauqua History Alive Festival. This event is NOT a costumed performance.

Introduction for Chautauqua History Alive Festival | American Adventures with Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson and Wernher von Braun performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters June 17 – 26 – all FREE.

Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

SE Center for Photo: "The Intimate Portrait" May 07, 2016

The Intimate Portrait


Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Intimate Portrait, a Photography Workshop by workshop leader Bill Earle

What is an intimate or emotive portrait?
Intimate – Intrinsic, essential, belonging to or characterizing one’s deepest nature Emotive – Of or relating to the emotions, appealing to or expressing emotion The viewer should feel something or make a connection with the image.

Join us for a journey into the world of intimate and emotive portraiture. Students will learn to use studio lights and modifiers and natural light to alter the mood and dramatic feel of a portrait. Students will have opportunities to work with a variety of lighting sets and also incorporate their own ideas. Our models for this event will be professional fine art models.

About Bill: Born in an era prior to the current technology and information sharing society we live in, his first memory of a camera was one his Father owned. It was a Canon 35mm gizmo that he used while serving in the Army in Korea. Bill clearly remembers looking at it and being fascinated with slides he had taken while over seas. While non-functional today he still has it. Next it was a Kodak instamatic and the only rule was, “don’t shoot into the sun”. A rule that Bill purposely breaks today. In middle school he remembers sealing himself off in a dusty dirty closet attempting to contact print some black and white negatives. The success or failure Bill doesn’t remember. What he does remember is the smell of the chemistry, how much he loved it and the fact that a print was produced. The cameras and gear were particularly attractive and dreamed of owning a Nikon and a Hasselblad. It took a while but  finally he realized both dreams. Today he owns both a Nikon and a Hasselblad but is no longer absorbed by the gear, comimg to realize that it’s the photographer who makes the picture, not the gear and gizmos. The camera is simply a tool, an extension of the photographer. Bill’s work has been recognized as “So very simple on the eye with an aura of great confidence and tranquility. Yet, with these apparent restrictions you deliver a sensual but respectful image that’s worth visiting and revisiting.”

View Bill's work and learn more about him, http://wfephotography.com

Workshop fee of $235 includes model fees and promotional model release, lunch and snacks.

International Ballet: "Features & Fairy Tales" May 07-08, 2016

International Ballet 
Features & Fairy Tales


May 7-8, 2016

A mixed repertory program featuring Classical and Contemporary works, and Cincinnati Ballet's Melissa Gelfin and Luca De-Poli

Peace Center Gunter Theater
Tickets: 864-467-3000 or peacecenter.org

Generously sponsored by Charles and Pam Walters (Guest Artist Sponsor) Jim and Sandra Halsey

IBA: "Features @ Fairy Tales" May 07-09, 2016

International Ballet presents: "Features @ Fairy Tales"


May 7-8
Mother's Day Weekend special!
Buy one ticket, get 2nd half price.

Offer ends April 30th!

Bring your mom, your grandma, your best friend,or anyone at all for half price!

International Ballet's "Features and Fairy Tales" will have something for everyone in this showcase of classic and contemporary dance, including the premier work "To Mother, With Love".  Get your tickets with the code MOTHERSDAY for this special discount through April 30th.

Code: MOTHERSDAY
peacecenter.org

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/features-and-fairy-tales

Centre Stage: "Second Chance" May 10-18, 2016


Second Chance





Buy Tickets

Would You Trade Your Life For Your Love?

by Tony Sportiello
Directed by Shannon Rossi
Show Dates: May 10, 2016 to May 18, 2016

All shows at 7pm

After the death of his wife, a man is approached by two mystical beings who are looking to make a deal. They send the man six weeks before the tragedy and offer him the chance to take her place at the end of those six weeks. Struggling with his own stress and grief, he must make the ultimate decision; accept fate, or change it with a personal sacrifice.

Sponsored in part by TD Bank

GCCA: "Gallery Walk & Lecture" May 10, 2016

Greenville Center for Creative Arts presents a gallery walk and lecture with curators Katherine and Steven Aimone.


Kindred Spirits
Exploring Abstract Expressionism Today

Gallery Walk and Lecture
Curators Katherine and Steven Aimone

Tuesday, May 10th 6:00 pm

Free and open to the public

Mauldin Cultural Center: "Victor Wooten" May 13, 2016

VICTOR WOOTEN


Friday, May 13

7:30pm  |  Outdoor Amphitheater  |  Free



Venue / Show Information



  • Mauldin Cultural Center Outdoor Amphitheater
    101 East Butler Road, Mauldin SC 29662

  • (864) 335-4862 (no calls day-of show)  |  info@mauldinculturalcenter.org

  • Tickets are not required for entry, but recommended to claim in advance

  • Free Parking

  • Gates open 1 hour before show time.

  • Lawn Chairs / Blankets permitted

  • Coolers prohibited

  • All shows are rain or shine.

  • Food Trucks are available on-site.

  • Wine* / Beer* / Non-Alcoholic Beverages are available for purchase.


*No BYOB. Wristbands ($1/ea) required to consume alcohol on-site.

http://www.mauldinculturalcenter.org/portfolio/victor-wooten/

Artisphere Festival May 13-15, 2016

Artisphere Festival


May 13 - 15, 2016

ARTISPHERE is an annual signature event for Greenville, SC that celebrates the arts and the area’s rich international and multi-cultural flair.

Artisphere is committed to celebrating the arts and this area’s rich international and multicultural flair by providing a high-quality event that attracts, entertains, educates, inspires and enriches a diverse audience and thus brings the community together through the arts.

Main Street
Downtown Greenville

Learn More!
http://artisphere.org/

 

SCCT: "Mattie, Bogey & Blackbeard's May 20-22, 2016

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: 
"Mattie, Bogey & Blackbeard's Lost Treasure


May 20 - 22, 2016
SCCT Headquarter
153 Augusta Street

Jean Hunt, local author, has written a series of popular books and SCCT is bringing a combination of them from the page to the stage. Follow Bogey, Tucker, Randy and Wiggles as they unearth the pirate treasure and face a dilemma...keep the wealth for themselves or share it with others.

Adapted from the works of Jean Hunt by Kim Stegall

Kid's Art Workshop! May 21, 2016

Kid's Art Workshop


Learn step by step how to create an under the sea collage like Henry Matisse!

Date: May 21, 2016
Time: 10:30am - Noon
Place: 10 Central Avenue Studios
10 Central Avenue, Downtown GVL
Age: 6 years old - 12 years old
Instructor: Leslie Hart
Cost: $25.00

http://lesliehartstudio.blogspot.com/p/atc-make-and-trade.html

Black Mtn, NC: "Pastel Workshop" May 23-27, 2016

The Appalachian Pastel Society is hosting a pastel workshop by nationally recognized artist Elizabeth Mowry in Black Mountain
May 23-27. It is in conjunction with the 2016 Statewide Pastel Juried Show, and Elizabeth is the Juror.
It is a wonderful opportunity for our WNC and Upstate pastelists to participate in a top flight workshop close to home.

We currently have a few openings in the workshop, but need several more to fill it.

Elizabeth Mowry Workshop Announcement

Furman: "Music by the Lake" May 26-August 04, 2016

Furman presents: "Music by the Lake" 
Summer 2016
Leslie W. Hickin, director


All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit furman.edu/summermusic or call 864.294.2086.
For parking information call 864.294.2111
May 26 | "How The West Was Won" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

June 2 | "Kings, Queens and Royal Things"
Carolina Youth Symphony
               Leslie W. Hickin, director

June 9 | "Music from Far and Away"
Poinsett Wind Symphony
               Leslie W. Hickin and Jay Bocook, directors

June 16 | "Contemporary Jazz"
The Steve Watson Band

June 23 | "For Amber Waves of Grain"
The Greenville Chorale
Bing Vick, director
Lakeside Concert Band
               Leslie W. Hickin, director

July 7 | "The West End Brass Quintet" 
featuring musicians of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra
               

July 14 | "Bluegrass Night" 
The Andy Carlson Band

July 21 | "The Magic Kingdom" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

July 28 | "An Evening with Henry Mancini" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

August 4 | "Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band" 
Shannon Hoover and
                  Brad Jepson, director
               

June

Furman: "Music by the Lake" May 26-August 04, 2016

Furman presents: "Music by the Lake" 
Summer 2016
Leslie W. Hickin, director


All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit furman.edu/summermusic or call 864.294.2086.
For parking information call 864.294.2111
May 26 | "How The West Was Won" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

June 2 | "Kings, Queens and Royal Things"
Carolina Youth Symphony
               Leslie W. Hickin, director

June 9 | "Music from Far and Away"
Poinsett Wind Symphony
               Leslie W. Hickin and Jay Bocook, directors

June 16 | "Contemporary Jazz"
The Steve Watson Band

June 23 | "For Amber Waves of Grain"
The Greenville Chorale
Bing Vick, director
Lakeside Concert Band
               Leslie W. Hickin, director

July 7 | "The West End Brass Quintet" 
featuring musicians of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra
               

July 14 | "Bluegrass Night" 
The Andy Carlson Band

July 21 | "The Magic Kingdom" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

July 28 | "An Evening with Henry Mancini" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

August 4 | "Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band" 
Shannon Hoover and
                  Brad Jepson, director
               

GLT: "Mary Poppins" June 03-26, 2016


The Greenville Little Theatre's


Production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's
Mary Poppins


June 3 - 26, 2016



June 3-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 at 8 pm


June 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 3 pm


When Jane and Michael Banks dream up a “practically perfect” nanny, they have no idea what’s in store.  Mary Poppins sweeps onto the scene, with the help of good ole’ Bert, and fills the Banks household with laughter and song once again.  With a spoonful of sugar and a magic carpet bag, Mary is able to touch the hearts of parents and children alike.


This supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure is based on the beloved Disney movie and the books by P.L. Travers and features all the songs we know and love.



Centre Stage: "The Explorer's Club" June 16-July 02, 2016


The Explorer’s Club






Buy Tickets

Adventuring Since 1582, Drinking Since Breakfast

by: Nell Benjamin
Directed by: Reed Halvorson
Show Dates: June 16, 2016 to July 2, 2016

Set in 1879 London, “The Explorer’s Club” is the story of the brilliant Phyllida Spotte-Hume and her bid to be the first female member of the exclusive club. Nell Benjamin’s new madcap comedy features the farcical adventures of a group of London-based male explorers (many of whom have never actually discovered anything) who search for escaped cobras and threaten to unleash an international war.

Chautauqua History Alive Festival June 17-26, 2016

Chautauqua History Alive Festival | American Adventures | ALL FREE


Fri June 17 – Sunday June 26, day and evening shows, Greenville, Fountain Inn, Travelers Rest, Spartanburg Check website for exact locations.


Join an audience that loves to talk back to history.  25+ Free shows starring Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson and Wernher von Braun.  A ten-day - two-weekend festival of live shows and other events performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters.

Outdoor shows: evenings in Greenville, Travelers Rest and Asheville.
Indoor shows: daytime Greenville and evening Spartanburg.
Morning coffee/discussions with the performers: Upcountry History Museum, Greenville

Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

SCCT: "Knuffle Bunny..." June 18-26, 2016

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents
"Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical"


June 18 - 26, 2016
The Peace Center Gunter Theatre

Who knew a trip to the laundromat could provide so much entertainment? Join toddler Trixie, her Dad and Knuffle Bunny as they take a musical journey that is chock full of song, comedy and gigantic dancing laundry. Based on the book by six-time Emmy award winner, Mo Willems, this show will please audiences of all ages.

Based on the book KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY TALE by Mo Willems
Published by Hyperion Books for Children
Script and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Michael Silversher
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Most enjoyed by all ages
Run Time: TBD

http://www.scchildrenstheatre.org/onstage-tickets/onstage/kb

Centre Stage: "Visiting Mr. Green" June 21-29, 2016


Visiting Mr. Green






Buy TicketsA Life changing Accident, and an Unlikely Friendship

by: Jeff Baron
Show Dates: June 21, 2016 to June 29, 2016

All shows at 7pm

86 year old widower Mr. Green is almost hit by a car driven by a young corporate executive Ross Gardiner. Found guilty of reckless driving, Ross is ordered to spend the next six months making weekly visits to Mr. Green. What starts off as a comedy about two people who resent being in the same room together develops into drama, as family secrets are revealed and old wounds are opened.

Sponsored in part by TD Bank

July

Furman: "Music by the Lake" May 26-August 04, 2016

Furman presents: "Music by the Lake" 
Summer 2016
Leslie W. Hickin, director


All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit furman.edu/summermusic or call 864.294.2086.
For parking information call 864.294.2111
May 26 | "How The West Was Won" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

June 2 | "Kings, Queens and Royal Things"
Carolina Youth Symphony
               Leslie W. Hickin, director

June 9 | "Music from Far and Away"
Poinsett Wind Symphony
               Leslie W. Hickin and Jay Bocook, directors

June 16 | "Contemporary Jazz"
The Steve Watson Band

June 23 | "For Amber Waves of Grain"
The Greenville Chorale
Bing Vick, director
Lakeside Concert Band
               Leslie W. Hickin, director

July 7 | "The West End Brass Quintet" 
featuring musicians of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra
               

July 14 | "Bluegrass Night" 
The Andy Carlson Band

July 21 | "The Magic Kingdom" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

July 28 | "An Evening with Henry Mancini" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

August 4 | "Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band" 
Shannon Hoover and
                  Brad Jepson, director
               

Centre Stage: "The Explorer's Club" June 16-July 02, 2016


The Explorer’s Club






Buy Tickets

Adventuring Since 1582, Drinking Since Breakfast

by: Nell Benjamin
Directed by: Reed Halvorson
Show Dates: June 16, 2016 to July 2, 2016

Set in 1879 London, “The Explorer’s Club” is the story of the brilliant Phyllida Spotte-Hume and her bid to be the first female member of the exclusive club. Nell Benjamin’s new madcap comedy features the farcical adventures of a group of London-based male explorers (many of whom have never actually discovered anything) who search for escaped cobras and threaten to unleash an international war.

Centre Stage: "Sisters of Swing" July 21-August 13, 2016


Sisters of Swing






Buy TicketsCome Fall in love with the Andrews Sisters

by Beth Gilleland & Bob Beverage
Show Dates: July 21, 2016 to August 13, 2016

They sold over 90 million records, nine of them gold. They had more Top Ten hits than the Beatles or Elvis, and they are still one of the best-selling female vocal groups of all time. Audiences understand why when they see “Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters”. The book musical follows sisters LaVerne, Maxene, and Patty Andrews from their early days on the road through their rise as recording stars to entertaining American GI’s overseas to dissembling over differences. The score intermingles over twenty hit songs like “Bei Mir Bit Du Schon,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” The show goes beyond the ordinary to offer unique perspective into these women as individuals, showing how the events of their lives shaped who they became to the rest of the world.

Presenting sponsors: Rolling Green Village

August

Furman: "Music by the Lake" May 26-August 04, 2016

Furman presents: "Music by the Lake" 
Summer 2016
Leslie W. Hickin, director


All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit furman.edu/summermusic or call 864.294.2086.
For parking information call 864.294.2111
May 26 | "How The West Was Won" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

June 2 | "Kings, Queens and Royal Things"
Carolina Youth Symphony
               Leslie W. Hickin, director

June 9 | "Music from Far and Away"
Poinsett Wind Symphony
               Leslie W. Hickin and Jay Bocook, directors

June 16 | "Contemporary Jazz"
The Steve Watson Band

June 23 | "For Amber Waves of Grain"
The Greenville Chorale
Bing Vick, director
Lakeside Concert Band
               Leslie W. Hickin, director

July 7 | "The West End Brass Quintet" 
featuring musicians of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra
               

July 14 | "Bluegrass Night" 
The Andy Carlson Band

July 21 | "The Magic Kingdom" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

July 28 | "An Evening with Henry Mancini" 
Lakeside Concert Band
                Leslie W. Hickin, director

August 4 | "Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band" 
Shannon Hoover and
                  Brad Jepson, director
               

Centre Stage: "Sisters of Swing" July 21-August 13, 2016


Sisters of Swing






Buy TicketsCome Fall in love with the Andrews Sisters

by Beth Gilleland & Bob Beverage
Show Dates: July 21, 2016 to August 13, 2016

They sold over 90 million records, nine of them gold. They had more Top Ten hits than the Beatles or Elvis, and they are still one of the best-selling female vocal groups of all time. Audiences understand why when they see “Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters”. The book musical follows sisters LaVerne, Maxene, and Patty Andrews from their early days on the road through their rise as recording stars to entertaining American GI’s overseas to dissembling over differences. The score intermingles over twenty hit songs like “Bei Mir Bit Du Schon,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” The show goes beyond the ordinary to offer unique perspective into these women as individuals, showing how the events of their lives shaped who they became to the rest of the world.

Presenting sponsors: Rolling Green Village

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Artisphere Festival May 08-10, 2015

Vision Statement


ARTISPHERE is an annual signature event for Greenville, SC, showcasing the arts, reflecting the area’s international flair, and maximizing existing arts programs by providing a diverse menu of experiences that center around the arts visual and performing and Greenville’s multi-cultural offerings to appeal to visitors from throughout the world, as well as citizens throughout the region.



Mission Statement


ARTISPHERE is committed to celebrating the arts and this area’s rich international and multi-cultural flair by providing a high-quality event that attracts, entertains, educates, inspires, and enriches a diverse audience and thus brings the community together through the arts.


May 8, 9, 10, 2015!

http://www.artisphere.us/

Spring Fling Arts Festival @ the Farmer's Market May 11, 2015



Spring Fling Arts Festival @ the Farmer's Market


Celebrate Spring and all things creative at the Spring Fling Arts Festival at the Farmers' Market!  Artists, musicians, dancers, growers, crafters, food vendors and more, will line the market with fantastic things to delight all the senses!

  • Taste home-baked breads, local honey, and food from locally-owned restaurants

  • See local artists and crafters as they create amazing, original works of art in front of you

  • Touch hand loomed scarves and organically grown vegetables

  • Smell locally-made soaps and candles

  • Hear live music from the stage as musicians and dancers demonstrate their passion for the performing arts.


Where


  • City of Easley Farmers' Market in front of City Hall


    North West Main Street, Easley, SC, United States



When



  • Monday, May 11th 2015, 9:00 AM2:00 PM EDT


Get in Touch




 

 


Chicora Voices: "Chicora's Got Talent" May 14, 2015

Chicora's Got Talent


Chicora choristers perform a talent showcase!

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 6:30 p.m.

Augusta Heights Baptist Church
3018 Augusta Street

$10 adults / $5 seniors
Free for students

Auditions for new singers will be held in May.
Call 864.255.9596 or email chicoravoices@yahoo.com

Hampton III Gallery: "Philip Morsberger" May 16, 2015

Philip Morsberger Reception and Conversation

Saturday, May 16th
Lunch 12 - 1
Coffee and Conversation 1-2

3110 Wade Hampton
Taylors, SC 29687
(864) 268-2771
www.hamptoniiigallery.com

GCCA: Inaugural Exhibit May 18-28, 2015

The Greenville Center for Creative Arts: Inaugural Exhibit


This exhibit features the works of instructors, studio artists and founders of the recently opened Greenville Center for Creative Arts.

The exhibit will run through May 28th

Brandon Mill
25 Draper Street
Greenville, SC 29611
864

PNG Downtown Alive: "The Soulfeathers" May 21, 2015

The Soulfeathers



Thursday, May 21
5:30 - 8:30 PM

NOMA Square
220 N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601



Home Grown in South Carolina and raised in Clemson, the Soulfeathers offer a fresh new sound that echoes of decades past. Refusing to be boxed into a general genre, the Soulfeathers tap into the lush history of American music, and provide a purely organic energy that is timeless and yet boldly pioneering. With elements of roots, rock’n roll, blues, jazz, funk, and of course soul, the Soulfeathers purpose is to play music and have a good time.




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

PNG Downtown Alive: "Jacob Martin Band" May 28, 2015

Jacob Martin Band



Thursday, May 28
5:30 - 8:30 PM

NOMA Square
220 N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601



Home Grown in South Carolina and raised in Clemson, the Soulfeathers offer a fresh new sound that echoes of decades past. Refusing to be boxed into a general genre, the Soulfeathers tap into the lush history of American music, and provide a purely organic energy that is timeless and yet boldly pioneering. With elements of roots, rock’n roll, blues, jazz, funk, and of course soul, the Soulfeathers purpose is to play music and have a good time.


GLOW: "The Prodigal Son" May 29-30, 2015

GLOW Lyric Theatre presents: The Prodigal Son


by Claude Debussy

May 29, 30 at 7:30pm and May 31 at 3:00pm

Younts Center for Performing Arts
(864) 409-1050
www.glowlyric.com

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

Two Rooms
by Lee Blessing


June 2, 3, 9, 10 - 7pm


All seats Only $15


read the Greenville News Preview Here!

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.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Peace Center: "Poetry Workshop" June 03-09, 2015

Peace Voices Adult Poetry Workshop
June 2 - 9th, 2015
RSVP on the website or email skoonce@peacecenter.org









Blank Canvas Syndrome
/blangk kan-vuhs sin-drohm/

Noun: That intimidating, I'll-never-finish or I-don't-know-what-to-create feeling an artist gets when starting a new project. Also known as writer's block.

It doesn’t matter how long an artist has been honing their craft, a blank canvas is scary to anyone. That’s because the hardest part about being creative, is getting started being creative.


It’s a good thing Peace Voices is here to help!


On June 2, 4, and 9, from 6 – 8 pm, the Peace Center’s Poet-in-Residence, Glenis Redmond will be hosting adult poetry workshops in the Ramsaur Studio! This is the perfect opportunity to study under a true poetry pro, learn from your peers, and to finally do what you’ve been dying to do - put pen to paper.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/peace-voices-adult-poetry-workshop

PNG Downtown Alive: "Craig Sorrells Project" June 04, 2015


Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, presented by Clemson MBA kicks off the weekend every Thursday night with music at NOMA Square on Main Street. Join us for 24 weeks, from March 19 to August 27, 2015, as downtown comes alive!


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




Craig Sorrells Project Online

Arts Tent: 

Artist, Joan Huck and The Greenville Little Theatre.

 

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.)





GCCA: "POWER" June 05-July 24, 2015

Greenville Center for Creative Arts
POWER:  Works by Marty Epp-Carter, Chris Koelle, Katie Walker, Jay Owens, Patti Brady 


June 5 through July 24

Opening Reception Friday, June 5, 6:00-9:00 PM
Greenville Center for Creative Arts
25 Draper Street
Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 735-3948
artscentergreenville.org

First Fridays June 05, 2015

First Fridays

Greenville-area galleries open their studios the first Friday of each month from 6-9 PM.


https://www.facebook.com/firstfridaysGVL

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





The  story is new, but the music is all Elvis! 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 31 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 Elvis' songs we all know and love).


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/



Chamber of Commerce: "Steven Chapp Exhibit" June 09-July 31, 2015

Works by Steven Chapp
June 8th – July 31, 2015


Steven's Website

Artist Statement:
I have always enjoyed making marks on a surface to create an image. It is my objective to create images that speak of marks and speak for the image. As an artist I am an observer of my surroundings. In many of my images I use the crow as a metaphor for humankind, as an observer of events, the ever present watchful eye. My images often tell a story of mystery and turmoil, sometimes a bit of humor. I am interested in narrative images. In my childhood I was far more interested in the story I found in the illustrations than the words, using my imagination to create my own story. My grandfather introduced me to the printed images on postage stamps which I believe played a role in my interest in print-making. I want my images to tell a story letting you read what you will into the images.


Artist Bio:




  • Born in Kansas City Missouri 1952.

  • MFA printmaking from Clemson 1985.BS Ed.

  • Art education and printmaking Appalachian State University 1978.

  • Retired from 29 years teaching visual arts in the public schools 2010 .

  • Currently teaches classes and workshops around S.C. such as the Fine Arts Center in Greenville or various State and private colleges/ Universities or in my home studio, Black Dog Press..

  • Directed two portfolio exchanges including traveling exhibits entitled Shifting Plates-I and Shifting Plates-II currently traveling. 2011, 2014.

  • Received two grants from the Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville, SC 2011, 2014.

  • Recipient of numerous awards for best of show and purchase awards..Numerous group and solo exhibits.Represented at if Art Gallery in Columbia, SC Museum/ Corporate collections: 3 works at the Pickens County Art Museum, Pickens, SC and Art Museum of Texas Tech, Lubbock, Tx., Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, VA. Charlotte, NC branch..

  • Operates Black Dog Press in Dacusville, SC. since 1997.

Centre Stage: "Dabney Mahanes" June 09-July 01, 2015

Dabney Mahanes
A Women’s Journey
May 22 – July 1, 2015



Check out Dabney Mahane's work @ Centre Stage!

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours: Tues-Fri, 2:00-6:00 PM

GVL Tech: "Finding Voice Project" June 10-26, 2015

Finding Voice: Survivors of Sexual Abuse:


Community Awareness Project the Words and Photographic Images 

Former school counselor, administrator and teacher, Wanda Meade, combines her powerful photographic images with story lines from sexual abuse survivors to create the Finding Voice Project.

The Finding Voice Project seeks to raise community awareness about sexual abuse and promote prevention.
The Finding Voice Project will be on exhibit

The Gallery
Building 301
The Benson Campus
Greenville Technical College
2522 Locust Hill Road, Taylors, SC

June 1 through June 26, 2015

Monday through Thursday, 10:00 until 5:00
Friday 10:00 until 1:00

With gratitude to the Fine Arts Department of Greenville Technical College for hosting this exhibit.

Tall Tale Tuesdays June 10-July 14, 2015

Tall Tale Tuesdays

Get out of the heat and join us for an hour of family fun.
30 min of stories - 30 min of crafts

Spring/Summer 2015
Tuesdays at 7PM!
June 9
June 16
June 23
June 30
July 7
July 14

Cannon Centre
204 Cannon Street
Greer, SC 29651

PNG Downtown Alive: "Lazer & The New Detroits" June 11, 2015


Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, presented by Clemson MBA kicks off the weekend every Thursday night with music at NOMA Square on Main Street. Join us for 24 weeks, from March 19 to August 27, 2015, as downtown comes alive!




Music: TJ Lazer and the New Detroits
Lazer and the New Detroits is a southern "soul funkin'-rock band," based in Greenville, SC. Our sound is fun loving, up lifting, toe-tapping, groove-making music. We like to think of our performances as not just a great live show, but as a great experience.
The band consists of Mike Carroll- Vocals, Thomas McPartland- Bass, Niles McCall- Guitar, Abe Limbaugh- Guitar, John Taylor- Drums, Justin Johnson- Trumpet, Travis Hanson- Keys/Guitar, Derek Landers- Trombone/Percussion, and Chris Hammond-Sax.




TJ Lazer & the New Detroits Online




 

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

Chautauqua History Alive Festival - America at the Movies June 12-21, 2015

Chautauqua History Alive Festival  – America at the Movies


Friday June 12 through 21nd at various times
FREE

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

  • Fall in love with MARY PICKFORD

  • Be amazed the cinematic magic of ORSON WELLES

  • See poverty and joy through the lens of GORDON PARKS

  • Dream with WALT DISNEY whose empire started with a little mouse

  • Experience the MAKING OF GONE WITH THE WIND


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   12  WALT DISNEY, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Whitney Walters
Sat  13  MARY PICKFORD, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Don Shabkie
Sun 14  ORSON WELLES, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Magic Show
Wed17  WALT DISNEY, Travelers Rest Amphitheater – preshow Whitney Walters
Fri   19  WALT DISNEY, Falls Park, downtown – preshow GLOW
Sat  20  PARKS, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Moody Black
Sun 21  ORSON WELLES, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Magic Show

Daytime Indoors – Weekdays at 11:30a and Weekends at 2:00p
Sat 13   GORDON PARKS, Greenville Tech Bldg 104 UT-Auditorium (2p)
Sun14   MAKING OF GONE WITH THE WIND, Fine Arts Center, Greenville (2p & 3:30p)
Mon15  WALT DISNEY, Younts Center, Fountain Inn (11:30a)
Mon15  GORDON PARKS, TBA (11:30a)
Tue 16  MARY PICKFORD, Centre Stage (11:30a)
Wed17  ORSON WELLES, Kroc Center (11:30a)
Thu 18  GORDON PARKS, Kroc Center (11:30a)
Sat  20  MARY PICKFORD, Greenville Tech Bldg 104 UT-Auditorium (2p)
Sun 21  MAKING OF GONE WITH THE WIND, Fine Arts Center, Greenville (2p & 3:30p)

Discussions at Artist Guild Gallery at 9:00a

Sat  13            WALT DISNEY
Thu 18           ORSON WELLES
Fri   19            MARY PICKFORD
Sat  20  GORDON PARKS

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Greer: Tunes in the Park June 12-July 24, 2015

2015 Tunes in the Park
Friday Nights from 6-10 PM


June 12.......................Carolina Coast Band
June 19.......................Rock N Roll Reunion
June 27.......................City of Greer Freedom Blast
July 3..........................The Flashbacks
July 10........................The Shag Doctorz
July 17........................Jim Quick and Coastline
July 24........................Encore

greerculturalarts.com
cityofgreer.org

PNG Downtown Alive: "Clay Page" June 18, 2015


Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, presented by Clemson MBA kicks off the weekend every Thursday night with music at NOMA Square on Main Street. Join us for 24 weeks, from March 19 to August 27, 2015, as downtown comes alive!




Music: Clay Page
Clay Page is one of the most hardest working unsigned artist that Georgia has to offer. Check out his “What’s Going On” section to see upcoming shows, as well as, keeping up with what is new with Clay and the band.


Clay Page Online





 

Hampton III Gallery: "Dave Appleman" June 18-July 25, 2015

New Paintings and Sculptures by Dave Appleman


Opening Reception: Thursday, June 18, 7-9 PM
Coffee and Conversation, Saturday, July 11, 11 AM - Noon

 Preview Exhibition

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
email:sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
Phone: 864-268-2771
Follow us on Facebook  and Instagram

FLAT OUT UNDER PRESSURE June 19-July 31, 2015

FLAT OUT UNDER PRESSURE
An exhibit of works created in just 24-hours.
June 22 – July 31, 2015


Opening reception: Saturday, June 20th, 7-10 PM


On Friday morning, June 19, artists will come to MAC to have their canvases, their papers and their panels of wood stamped with the Flat Out Under Pressure logo. They will return 24 hours later with that same stamped medium as a completed work of art.


That afternoon, the work will be juried and displayed as an exhibit.
Join us on the evening of June 20th for the Awards Ceremony and Reception. Come see the amazing artwork produced and congratulate the eight artists whose work will be replicated on Greenville’s downtown recycling bins next year.

Warehouse Theatre: "Boeing Boeing" June 24-27, 2015

Final Weekend of Boeing Boeing!


June 5-7, 11-14, 18-21 & 24-27, 2015


Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
By Marc Camoletti (translated by Beverly Cross & Francis Evans)
Directed by Anne Kelly Tromsness


This sexy, effervescent comedy centers on Bernard, a successful American architect. Life is good, with a flat in Paris and three gorgeous fiancées, all stewardesses, with no knowledge of each other. But his careful planning is turned upside down when everyone comes together for the layover of a lifetime!


The Warehouse Theatre
(864) 235-6948
www.WarehouseTheatre.com

PNG Downtown Alive: "The Sound Committee" June 25, 2015


Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, presented by Clemson MBA kicks off the weekend every Thursday night with music at NOMA Square on Main Street. Join us for 24 weeks, from March 19 to August 27, 2015, as downtown comes alive!




Music: The Sound Committee
The Sound Committee rocks all types of music from Classic Rock to Modern Hits to Country to Reggae to Funk to Disco.


The Sound Committee Online





 

Sue Lile Inman Book Launch June 25, 2015

Meet Sue Lile Inman
Free Launch Party & Signing at Fiction Addiction
Year of the Snake: 1989


Greenville, South Carolina author Sue Lile Inman will be celebrating the launch of her debut novel, Year of the Snake: 1989 (paperback, $19.99) at Fiction Addiction. The book follows minister David Archer and his nemesis, the new associate minister Deborah Baker, during the time after the textile industry's demise and before the days of electronics.

This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit www.fiction-addiction.com or call (864) 675-0540

Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Road, #5
Greenville, SC 29607
info@fiction-addiction.com

GLT: "All Shook Up" June 25-26, 2015

The Greenville Little Theatre: "All Shook Up"


Jump up out of your seat and get your tickets to the FINAL WEEKEND of All Shook Up! With only Thursday, Friday, and Saturday left; you don't want to miss this show! 

Call 864-233-6238 for your ticket today.

PNG Downtown Alive: "Shane Pruitt Band" July 02, 2015

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, presented by Clemson MBA kicks off the weekend every Thursday night with music at NOMA Square on Main Street. Join us for 24 weeks, from March 19 to August 27, 2015, as downtown comes alive!




Music: The Shane Pruitt Band
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.


The Shane Pruitt Band Online




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

Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival July 06, 2015

The 45th Season of the
Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival*
Comes to Greenville’s Fine Arts Center
Inessa Zaretsky, Artistic Director


Monday, July 6
Program 1
Family Affair
Music of Robert and Clara Schumann and Brahms

Season tickets for all 5 Greenville concerts cost $100. Individual concert tickets are $25 but only available in mid June for
the Greenville location as space is available

For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit:
www.SCM-Festival.com

or

Call 828.771.3050, E-mail info@scm-festival.com
For more information about the Fine Arts Center, visit
www.fineartscenter.net.

Peace Center: "Weird Al Yankovic" July 08, 2015

"Weird Al" Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour
July 8th, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Tickets start at $45


Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, “Weird Al” Yankovic brings his Mandatory World Tour to the Peace Center on July 8.


“Weird Al” is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history. Now in his fourth career decade, he has won three Grammy® Awards (with 15 nominations) and countless accolades for classics like “Eat It,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Yoda,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” “Amish Paradise” and “White & Nerdy.”


His latest album, Mandatory Fun, includes parodies of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (“Tacky”), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”), Lorde’s “Royals” (“Foil”) and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”). It set the U.S. record for having the most tracks from one album on Spotify’s viral top 10 at one time, taking the first four spots. “Word Crimes” debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making “Weird Al” one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades (the other two are Michael Jackson and Madonna).







THE MANDATORY CZAR EXPERIENCE
$260 PER TICKET PACKAGE – VIP1



  • One (1) Premium Reserved ticket in the first five rows

  • Meet and greet with Weird Al

  • Invitation to a pre-show party at the Mandatory Lounge including cash bar

  • Personally Autographed Limited Edition Mandatory World Tour Poster

  • Complete Set of Weird Al Trading Cards (including brand new cards from Mandatory Fun – over 125 cards in all!)

  • Additional exclusive Weird Al merchandise gift

  • On-site concert concierge


THE MANDATORY VIP EXPERIENCE
$129 PER TICKET PACKAGE – VIP2



  • One (1) Premium Reserved ticket

  • Invitation to a pre-show party at the Mandatory Lounge including cash bar

  • Limited Edition Mandatory World Tour Poster

  • Complete Set of Weird Al Trading Cards (including brand new cards from Mandatory Fun)

  • On-site concert concierge


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/weird-al-yankovic-the-mandatory-world-tour

GLOW: "The Hot Mikado" July 09-18, 2015

The Hot Mikado 


July 9th | 7:30 PM
July 11th | 7:30 PM


July 18th | 3:00 - 5:30 PM



Tickets: $15 - $45

The Hot Mikado 
Celebrating the artistry of 1930s African-American entertainers like Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, and Louis Armstrong, The Hot Mikado  puts a big band, jazz inspired spin on Gilbert and Sullivan's comic masterpiece The Mikado. It contains all of the hits from The Mikado including “Three Little Maids,” and “A Wand’ring Minstrel, I" as well as swinging dance numbers!  The Hot Mikado weaves a hilarious tale where despite life or death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and do their fair share of scatting.  Come see the hottest, hippest show in town this summer! Stage directed by Jenna Tamisiea. Christian Elser conducts the GLOW Jazz Orchestra.




Gunter Theatre
Peace Center for the Performing Arts
300 South Main Street
Greenville, SC

GLOW: "The Wiz" July 10-19, 2015

The Wiz


July 10th | 7:30 PM
July 11th | 11:00 AM (Special Family Matinee)


July 11th | 3:00 PM
July 12th | 3:00 PM
July 18th | 7:30 PM
July 19th | 3:00 PM



Tickets: $15 - $45

The Wiz 
A beloved Broadway gem, The Wiz infuses L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music.  A story about the coming of age of a strong, imaginative young woman, The Wiz is told from the perspective of Dorothy,  a 12 year old African-American girl. The Wiz  debuted on Broadway in 1975, winning seven Tony Awards, including “Best Musical.”  It was subsequently released in 1978 as a motion picture starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.  Hits include: “Ease on down the road,” “Everybody rejoice” and “Home.”   This timeless adventure through the Land of Oz is a fun, family-friendly musical. 



Gunter Theatre
Peace Center for the Performing Arts
300 South Main Street
Greenville, SC

Peace Center: "Jim Quick & the Coastline" July 10, 2015

Jim Quick and the Coastline
July 10, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Tickets start at $20


With an unmatched stage presence and a chill, grab-me-another-beer vibe, Jim Quick and the Coastline might be the most fun you’ll ever have hanging out by the Reedy River. He has been touring the Southeastern United States for more than 15 years, playing nearly 300 shows per year, and has released more than 11 albums including his latest, Down South. Originally introducing their music as the Coastline Band – a band of friends who played the Carolina beach bars day in and day out – the group pushed Quick to the forefront and naturally transformed into Jim Quick and the Coastline. Quick has been named the Carolina Music Awards’ Entertainer of the Year Award nine times.






Concessions and free shag lessons provided by Carolina Shag Club start at 7:00 PM in the Wyche Pavilion.



http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/jim-quick-and-the-coastline


 


Synergy Violins July 10, 2015

Synergy Violins - Live Recording, Free to the Public


July 10th @7pm

Wade Hampton High School
100 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC 29609

Centre Stage: "Julia Peters Exhibit" July 10-September 04, 2015

July 10 - September 4, 2015

Opening Reception: July 10th from 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival July 13, 2015

The 45th Season of the
Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival*
Comes to Greenville’s Fine Arts Center
Inessa Zaretsky, Artistic Director


Monday, July 13
Program 2
Hungarian Flavors
Music of Haydn, Bartok and Dohnanyi

Season tickets for all 5 Greenville concerts cost $100. Individual concert tickets are $25 but only available in mid June for
the Greenville location as space is available

For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit:
www.SCM-Festival.com

or

Call 828.771.3050, E-mail info@scm-festival.com
For more information about the Fine Arts Center, visit
www.fineartscenter.net.

Peace Center: "Robert Randolph & The Family Band" July 16, 2015

Robert Randolph & The Family Band
July 16th, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Tickets Start at $35


Robert Randolph & The Family Band first gained national attention with the release of the album Live at the Wetlands in 2002. The band followed with three studio recordings over the next eight years –Unclassified, Colorblind and We Walk This Road – which, together with tireless touring and unforgettable performances at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, won them an expanding and passionate fan base. Randolph’s unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list, and also attracted the attention of such giants as Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana, who have collaborated with him on stage and in the studio.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/robert-randolph-and-the-family-band

Kiah Bellows: "COLORS" Exhibit July 17-18, 2015

COLORS, A spirited collection of paintings inspired by memories and fantasies of summer.


Friday, July 17 (11am-6pm)
Saturday, July 18 (11am-3pm)

Where:  Art & Light Gallery, 16 Aiken St., Greenville, SC  29611 (The Village of West Greenville, the creative hub of the city)

Local Artist, Kiah Ann Bellows, releases a colorful collection.

July 7, 2015 – Greenville, SC    Kiah Ann Bellows, a Greenville creative working full-time as an artist, has a passion for color and composition.  Her new body of work, COLORS, is a testament to her love of layering colors and shapes, with a bit of a nod toward her favorite season: summer.

Her love of water, travel and desire for a change of scenery brought on this new collection.  Bellows comments, "This collection was inspired by my trip to Panama last summer, of warm coastal weather,  of painted and crumbling stuccoed walls, of banana plants and photos of places I dream of traveling to. To me, these things are an embodiment of my unconventional spirit toward art and revealed in this collection of paintings”

Bellows has been working in Greenville as an artist for two years. She can be found painting daily in her studio at 16 Aiken Street, in the heart of the Village of West Greenville.

www.artandlightgallery.com
www.kiahannbellows.com

Liz Daly Designs: "Summer Soiree" July 17-August 28, 2015

Liz Daly Designs presents, "Summer Soiree"


Every Friday from 6-9 PM

July - August, 2015

Exclusive deals, local artists, wine and light refreshments.

Help celebrate their last summer at 421 S. Main.

Dalydesigns.com
facebook.com/lizdalydesignsllc

Swannoanoa Chamber Music Festival July 20, 2015

The 45th Season of the
Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival*
Comes to Greenville’s Fine Arts Center
Inessa Zaretsky, Artistic Director


Monday, July 20
Program 3
Mostly Russian
Music of Vivaldi, Shostakovich, Bridge, and Rachmaninoff

Season tickets for all 5 Greenville concerts cost $100. Individual concert tickets are $25 but only available in mid June for
the Greenville location as space is available

For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit:
www.SCM-Festival.com

or

Call 828.771.3050, E-mail info@scm-festival.com
For more information about the Fine Arts Center, visit
www.fineartscenter.net.

Peace Center: "Dailey & Vincent" July 30, 2015

Dailey & Vincent
July 30th, 2015 | 8:00 PM


Dubbed by CMT as the “Rockstars of Bluegrass,” the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America. They have won numerous awards for their uniquely contagious and riveting music, including three Grammy® Award nominations, 14 IBMA Awards (International Bluegrass Music Awards) as 3-time “Entertainer of the Year,” 3-time “Vocal Group of the Year” and “Album of the Year;” and four Dove Awards for “Bluegrass Album of the Year” and “Bluegrass Song of the Year.”






Genevieve’s tickets include access to the restaurant starting at 5:15 p.m. for drinks and small plates. For larger groups and special requests, please call 864.679.9231.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/dailey-vincent

Peace Center: "Chris Botti" August 01, 2015

An Evening with Chris Botti
August 1, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Tickets start at $45


As you listen to the beautiful music effortlessly flow forth from the bell of Chris Botti’s trumpet, you may find yourself thinking something like, “Yeah. I could do that! That doesn’t look difficult at all!” But that’s not because playing the trumpet is simple. Not by any means. Botti is just one of those musicians who tends to make what he does for a living look easy.


A master trumpeter - who first picked up the instrument at just 12 years old - Chris Botti has been surrounded by music for the majority of his life. Over his prolific career, he has worked with a wide variety of major artists including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Steven Tyler and even Frank Sinatra.


Botti's 2012 album, Impressions, earned him a Grammy®, and a much-deserved spotlight in mainstream music. To date, he is the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His unique style, sound and stage presence have earned him a loyal international audience, and his music is adored by everyone from Jazz aficionados to less-serious music appreciators.


Now, he’s heading to the Peace Center on Saturday, August 1, to make beautiful music for Upstate audiences. Don’t miss out.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/chris-botti

Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival August 03, 2015

The 45th Season of the
Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival*
Comes to Greenville’s Fine Arts Center
Inessa Zaretsky, Artistic Director


Monday, August 3
Program 5
The Great Masters
Music of Schubert, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn

Season tickets for all 5 Greenville concerts cost $100. Individual concert tickets are $25 but only available in mid June for
the Greenville location as space is available

For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit:
www.SCM-Festival.com

or

Call 828.771.3050, E-mail info@scm-festival.com
For more information about the Fine Arts Center, visit
www.fineartscenter.net.

Peace Center: "Cinderella" August 04-09, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
August 4 - 9, 2015 | Times Vary
Tickets Start at $55


Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the Tony®Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more - plus some new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.


*Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, including one intermission


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/rodgers-hammersteins-cinderella

Main Street Real Estate Gallery: "Mark Kirby" August 06-September 30, 2015

Join us for the artist's opening reception including wine and hors d'oeuvres and a viewing of Mark's photography currently on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery from July 1 - September 30.

Thursday, August 6 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
428 S. Main Street
Downtown Greenville, SC

Terri Bright / Sonnets August 07-September 18, 2015

Terri Bright / Sonnets


Exhibit Dates:
August 7 – September 18, 2015

Artist Reception:
Friday, August 21, 2015 | 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

Metropolitan Arts Council Gallery
16 Augusta Street
(864) 467-3132
www.greenvilleARTS.com
mac@greenvilleARTS.com

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Front Porch Arts Collective: "Potluck 2015" August 08-16, 2015

The Front Porch Arts Collective present: Potluck 2015


August 8: Literary Roots, a gathering of Upstate writers

August 14-16: Chronic Fatigue, a new Southern family drama 

August 15: Homegrown Artistry, a multidisciplinary workshop for community-based artists

www.frontporchartscollective.com

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Albino Skunk Music Festival! August 10, 2015

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Hampton III Gallery: "John Rosmini" August 13-September 19, 2015

John Rosmini
(1906-1996)

Exhibition: August 13 - September 19, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 13, 7-9 PM  


 Preview Exhibition

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
email:sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
Phone: 864-268-2771
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Hampton III Gallery
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Suite 10
Taylors, South Carolina 29687
864-268-2771

Peace Center: "Gipsy Kings" August 15, 2015

The Gipsy Kings
August 15th, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Tickets start at $35


After 25 years, there are very few places that haven’t been touched by the Gipsy Kings' ground-breaking music. They’ve played the streets of Cannes, toured in countless countries, and reached the top of American and World charts with hit songs like the highly loved (and highly recognizable) “Bomboleo.”


The Gipsy Kings' music- described as a blend of traditional Flamenco styles with Western Pop and Latin rhythms- has earned them a Grammy® and been featured in top entertainment like The Big Lebowski, Toy Story 3 and Glee.


The Gipsy Kings' influences span many different genres, from Bob Marley to The Eagles, and their performances are brilliantly infused with cues from Brazilian and Carribbean culture. Their newest album, Savor Flamenco, brings the band back to the United States with infectious rhythm, traditional sound and exceptional musicianship.


We’re lucky to have the Gipsy Kings performing at the Peace Concert Hall, Saturday, August 15.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/gipsy-kings

The Other Brother August 18-September 25, 2015

The Other Brother: The Art of Jesse & Tom Flowers
"One was an art-world insider. One lived alone in a world of art."


August 18 - September 25, 2015

September 3rd:
Artists Reception | 6:00 PM
Documentary Screening | 7:00 PM

Sheffield Wood Gallery
Fine Arts Center
102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 355-2550

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Peace Center: "Band of Oz" August 21, 2015

Band of Oz
August 21, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Tickets start at $20


Formed in 1967, the eight-piece Band of Oz brings an easy listening Beach sound to stages across the South. The group has been a guest at most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia. Featuring a full horn section, the band performs well over two-hundred shows per year for corporate events, festivals, concerts, wedding receptions, and many other public and private events.

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/band-of-oz

Peace Center: "Drew Holcomb" August 27, 2015

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
August 27th, 2015 | 8:00 PM
Tickets Start at $25


The words down-to-earth and rock star don’t generally go together. That is, unless you’re Drew Holcomb, the singer/songwriter heading up Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Because no matter how big they get, Holcomb and his band stay humble- making sure the show remains about the music, and most importantly, the fans.


Formed in 2005 and based in Nashville, Tennessee, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors have made a name for themselves by doing what they do best. Playing music. With an extensive touring schedule that never seems to stop, Holcomb has opened for some of the biggest names in music like Ryan Adams, Marc Broussard, Los Lobos, The Avett Brothers, Robert Earl Keen and more, and their music can be heard on hit TV programs like How I Met Your Mother, House MD, in the 2011-12 NBA season promo video, and most recently, Jimmy Kimmel Live. Now, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors are taking their newest album, Medicine, around the US for the 2015 “Tour De Compadres” tour with bands like Needtobreathe and Switchfoot.


Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors are stopping off at the TD Stage on August 27, 2015, to help Greenville and the Peace Center Rock the River. You don’t want to miss out.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/drew-holcomb-and-the-neighbors

Frame Warehouse: "Gary Roderer Watercolors" August 27, 2015

Frame Warehouse Showcases Waterolor Artist: Gary Roderer.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

1748 Woodruff Road

Come and meet the artist from 12 PM to 4PM

Watercolor artist, Gary Roderer has been in South Carolina for nearly six years. Gary says: "The word 'change' has been with me most of my life; so, 'change' is the word I use to describe my artwork. I started with more typical watercolor subjects such as florals. Currently, my work covers a multitude of subjects ranging from classic cars, trucks and motorcycles to western wagons, cowboy boots and trains. (It almost sounds like a country western song)."

http://gary-roderer.fineartamerica.com

Peace Center: "Kinky Boots" September 01-06, 2015

Kinky Boots


Winner of Six 2013 Tony® Awards including Best Musical


KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.


Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Sons. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.


With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony®Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles),KINKY BOOTS is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony®Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.


Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/kinky-boots

Art & Light: "Owl and Audubon" September 04-30, 2015

CELEBRATING 9 YEARS  -  2ND ANNUAL OWL & AUDUBON EVENT
Featuring Diane Kilgore Condon - Opening, Friday, Sept. 4 (6-9pm) Runs through end of September!


Greetings collector friends!  A&L is celebrating all month long beginning on Friday, September 4th with an opening reception and birthday party!  Later in the month we will release 9 new Annie Koelle landscapes & MORE from your favorite A&L artists - stay tuned for details!!  See you Friday night for birthday cake, champagne and an all new collection of Diane K. Condon birds and owls!

First Fridays Gallery Crawl September 04, 2015

First Fridays!

First Fridays is a monthly gallery crawl the first friday of each month.

www.firstfridaysgreenville.com

Centre Stage: "The Odd Couple" September 10-26, 2015



THE ODD COUPLE






Two Bachelors, One Apartment, a Great Evening of Fun





by: 


Neil Simon




Directed by: 


Chip Egan




Show Dates: 


September 10, 2015 to September 26, 2015







Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat freak newswriter is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a slovenly sportswriter. Despite Oscar's problems - careless spending, excessive gambling, a poorly kept house filled with spoiled food - he seems to enjoy life. Felix, however, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out his own and other people's mistakes and foibles. Even when he tries to do so in a gentle and constructive way, his corrections and suggestions prove extremely annoying to those around him. Oscar, his closest friend, feels compelled to throw him out after only a brief time together, though he quickly realizes that Felix has had a positive effect on him.

http://centrestage.org/show/odd-couple



Furman Jazz with Bob Moses September 11, 2015

Furman Jazz with Special Guest Artists Bob Moses in Concert


Friday, September 11, 2015 | 8:00 PM

Furman University
Daniel Recital Hall
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29619

Matt Olson Performances September 14-October 11, 2015

Matt Olson's Upcoming Performances:

Matt Olson, Jason Marsalis and the Greenville Jazz Collective.
Tuesday, September 14th
The Fine Arts Center
$15 http://greenvillejazzcollective.com/tickets


Matt Olson with the Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band
Chicora Alley
Wendesday, September 16 | 7:30 PM

Two night of jazz at the Shops at Greenridge in Greenville
September 25 & 26 (7-10 PM)

His quartet will appear at Fall for Greenville on Sunday, October 11 at 12:30 PM

GLT: "Little Women, The Musical" September 18-October 03, 2015


Little Women The Broadway Musical


Book By Allan Knee      Music by Jason Howland     Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein


Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott


September 18 - October 3, 2015





Sept 18-19, 24-26, Oct 1-3 at 8 pm


Sept 20 & 27 at 3 pm


Six generations have read the story.  This one will sing it!  The story of growth, discovery, and love is woven through the lives of four young women: the rebellious Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and tempestuous Amy.  Led and anchored by the gracious matriarch, Marmee, these “little women” are in for great adventures as they navigate new experiences with their tightly woven family. This Broadway sensation brings the story to life through the incredible music of Jason Howland.


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!2015-2016-season/c1i73



Centre Stage: "The Odd Couple" September 21-26, 2015



THE ODD COUPLE






Two Bachelors, One Apartment, a Great Evening of Fun





by: 


Neil Simon




Directed by: 


Chip Egan




Show Dates: 


September 10, 2015 to September 26, 2015







Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat freak newswriter is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a slovenly sportswriter. Despite Oscar's problems - careless spending, excessive gambling, a poorly kept house filled with spoiled food - he seems to enjoy life. Felix, however, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out his own and other people's mistakes and foibles. Even when he tries to do so in a gentle and constructive way, his corrections and suggestions prove extremely annoying to those around him. Oscar, his closest friend, feels compelled to throw him out after only a brief time together, though he quickly realizes that Felix has had a positive effect on him.

http://centrestage.org/show/odd-couple



Kay Larch: Galeria Mexicana September 21, 2015

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History will be presenting two new exhibitions beginning September 12, 2015. Please join us from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 as we host a reception to meet the artist, Kay Larch, presenting her Galeria Mexicana, of work inspired by Mexican Folk Art. This exhibition will continue through November 5, 2015.

Originally from Huntington Beach, CA, Kay Larch has been living in Greenville, SC for some time. Very active with a distinct style, she is well known in the regional arts community. Kay, for many years, never considered herself as an artist, even though she was an active self-taught painter. But as time passed and her talent and vision grew, she decided that it was the thing she desired to be.

When asked about her work in Galeria Mexicana, Kay reminisced, “The summer of 1969. The summer of Woodstock, Neil Armstrong, John and Yoko, Janis Joplin, Charles Manson, Vietnam War Protests, Stonewall Riots, Jimi Hendrix... and the summer my best friend and I took her little blue VW Bug for a morning drive down the coast of California, to our favorite shopping destination - Tijuana, Mexico. With Give Peace a Chance blaring on the radio as we crossed over the border, we were suddenly immersed in an explosion of color; a visual feast.”

Larch continued, “Although Mexican Folk Art was a very common site in my hometown of Huntington Beach, California, I was always amazed by the concentrated abundance of those vibrant colors and exotic styles, as they were in the country of their origin. It took my breath away...and inspired the budding artist in me.”

Summing up why and what she creates, Kay added, “Coming of age in that particular era, in that particular place, was where I developed my own artistic style - A combination best described as part Mexican Folk Art, part California ‘Hippie’ girl, and part my own imagination. Although I've since been influenced by many other exotic places, and have explored many other mediums, styles and subject matter, it's my ‘1969 free spirit’ version of Mexican Folk Art that keeps calling me back home.”

Kay’s work on everything from coloring books to pianos to staircases and walls are included in numerous private collections as well as a variety of venues, notably Gringos Cantina, The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, and at her studio in The Ward Artist Studios, all in Greenville.

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.

Shifting Plates September 21-November 12, 2015

Works by Sixteen South Carolina Printmakers opens September 12 at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History

Shifting Plates II, the second print exhibition directed by Steven Chapp of Black Dog Press and Studio, is a two part print exhibition consisting of 32 original prints by 16 South Carolina printmakers.

It is Chapp’s intention not only to get a great body of work together for an exhibit but to help inform the general public to gain some insight into the complexities of the printed image. Chapp invited each artist to produced two works for this traveling exhibit. The smaller 11 x 15 inch format prints were produced for a print exchange among the group. A portfolio exchange is an opportunity for printmakers to receive a body of original prints. An edition of twenty five prints in a variety of printmaking media was produced by each artist and exchanged, 1 for 1. The first sixteen prints are for the exchange and the seventeenth print is framed for the exhibit. The remaining prints are available for sale. Chapp gave the group a second task to produce a full sheet print in the dimensions of 22 x 30 inches. This print could be from an edition or a singular print meaning a unique image such as a monotype.

Shifting Plates II consists of a range of printmaking media and techniques that makes for a very informative exhibit. You will see wood cuts and engraving, dry point, stone lithography, reduction linocuts, screenprinting, intaglio from photopolymer, & metal plates and monotypes.

The artists in the group are:  Kent Ambler, Jim Campbell, Marty Epp-Carter, Kevin Clinton, David Garhard, Catherine Labbé, Mark Mulfinger and Chris Koelle from Greenville;  Jim Creal and  Andrew Blanchard from Spartanburg,Steven Chapp  from Easley, Katya Cohen and Robert Spencer form Clemson,Barbara Mickelsen from Belton, J.P. Tousignant from Central,  and Mary Gilkerson from Columbia.

Shifting Plates II is funded in part by the Metropolitan Arts Council with funds received from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc., SEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History’s hosting of this exhibition is made possible with sponsorships from South State Bank, Pickens Savings & Loan andRobinson 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.

The Warehouse Theatre: "Rocky Horror" September 21-October 31, 2015

Rocky Horror Show


The Warehouse Theatre returns the ever popular classic The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien to the stage on Friday, September 18th. The play will run for six weeks closing with two performances on Halloween night. The Rocky Horror Show is being directed by Clemson University Assistant Professor Richard St. Peter and will feature a large cast of local favorites including Miranda Barnett, Matthew Merritt, Chelsea Atkins, and Matt Reece.

The show will be making its third appearance on The Warehouse’s Main Stage, but it will not be a remount. With new scenic design by Will Lowry, fresh direction by Richard St. Peter, the addition of cabaret-style seating, and a mostly new cast, returning patrons can expect a brand new experience.

8pm shows:
September 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 and October 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31

Midnight shows:
September 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31.

Tickets are $35 for general admission and can be purchased at www.WarehouseTheatre.com or by calling 864-235-6948.
Audience participation packs are $5 and can be purchased the night of the show.

About The Warehouse Theatre
The Warehouse Theatre is a professional live theatre dedicated to theatre as a serious art form; to high-quality, diverse and challenging productions; to training theatre professionals; to community outreach; and to student education. The Warehouse Theatre is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. More information including our community forums, ticket purchasing and donating can be found at www.WarehouseTheatre.com.

Furman Jazz: Keith Davis September 28, 2015

Furman Jazz: Keith Davis Faculty Recital


Monday, September 28, 2015 | 8:00 PM

Furman University
Daniel Recital Hall
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29619

Peace Center: "Dirty Dancing" September 29-October 04, 2015

Dirty Dancing
September 29 - October 4, 2015


Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.


Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”


Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theater sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/dirty-dancing

Hampton III Gallery: "William Halsey" September 29-November 07, 2015

William Halsey : 100 Years
(1915-1999)


Exhibition: September 24 - November 7, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 24, 7-9 PM  


Preview Exhibition

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
email:sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
Phone: 864-268-2771
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Albino Skunk Music Festival October 01-03, 2015

Albino Skunk Music Festival


October 1-3, 2015 at the SkunkFarm, Greer, SC

albino skunk

Centre Stage: "New Play Festival" October 04-08, 2015

Starting October 4th, come check out the fantastic New Play Festival with five terrific plays over the course of 5 Days! Check out the Schedule Below!

The Night We Bombed Lincoln Towing
by Steven Young
Free Performance of 2014 NPF Winner
Oct. 4th at 7pm

The Volunteer
by C. Kay Landis
Free staged Reading of NPF Finalist
Oct. 5th at 7pm

Memories of the Game
by Kristy Thomas
Free Staged Reading of NPF Finalist
Oct. 6th at 7pm.

Babyshower Bombshell
by Steven Peterson
Free Staged Reading of NPF Finalist
Oct. 7th at 7pm.

Wild Thing
by Tony Sportiello
Free Staged Reading of Playwright in Residence
Oct. 8th at 7pm.

Don't forget all performances are free and open to the public and are followed by a talk back with playwright in residence Tony Sportiello! For more information click here or give us a call here at Centrestage at 864-233-6733!

Two Woman Show! October 06-31, 2015

The Woodlands at Furman
Presents a Two Woman Show
Featuring the Works of
Randi Johns and Erin Cronin-Webb


October 1-31, 2015
Meet the Artists Reception
October 9th from 4-5 p.m.
The Woodlands at Furman
1500 Trailhead Ct
Greenville, SC

Peace Center: "Jackson Browne" October 08, 2015

Jackson Browne
October 8th, 2015
Tickets start at $55


Who is Jackson Browne? Well most of us know him as a musician. Well, not just a musician. California born Browne is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (inducted in 2004), a member of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (inducted in 2007) and the brilliant mind behind fourteen studio albums and four live performance collections. His career began about 50 years ago, but it isn’t letting up anytime soon. The latest album from Browne, Standing in the Breach, is a ten-song collection that explores his thoughts on love, hope and the uncertainties we’re faced with in everyday life. Browne has a unique way with words and a deep understanding of the human condition, and he pours both into each and every track.


Though his success can be measured by musical hit after musical hit, some of Browne’s most important work happens outside the studio and off-stage. Turns out, Browne is known widely for being a proponent for arts education, the environment and human rights. He’s a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) and Nukefree.org, has received Duke University’s Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts Award, numerous humanitarian awards, and in 2002, Browne became the fourth recipient of the John Steinbeck Award.

Browne returns to the Peace Center to rock the Concert Hall with his band and special guests Larry Cambpell and Teresa Williams on October 8.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/jackson-browne

Emrys: "Artist Appreciation Auction October 09, 2015

The Emrys Foundation presents its first ever
Artist Appreciation Auction


Friday, October 9th, 2015 | 6-9 PM
306 Westfield Street, Greenville
(Studio of Sarkis Chorbadjian)

Sip wine, munch hors d'oevres, and silently bid on art by twenty-three of the Upstate's finest artists.

Featuring the art of:
Carl Blair, Bob Chance, Patti Brady, Leigh Walker, Eric Benjamin, Teri Pena, Sarkis Chobadjian, Katie Walker, Jeff Sumerel, Liz Rundorff Smith, Cathy Zaden Lea, Jamie Davis, Jeanet Dreskin, Judy Cromwell, Kate Furman, Tim Cole, Jane Dorn, Kerry Mansfield, Polly Gaillard, llyn stron, Ellen Kochansky, Phil Garrett, Philip Whitley.

All proceeds go directly to the artists.
Payment by cash or check

Real Estate Gallery: "Teresa Roche" October 12-31, 2015

Coldwell Banker Caine presents Greenville artist, Teresa Roche


Join us for the artist's opening reception including wine & hors d'oeuvres and a viewing of Teresa's art currently on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery.

The exhibit runs from October 1 - December 31

Thursday, October 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
428 South Main Street
Downtown Greenville

 

Peace Center: "Audra McDonald" October 13, 2015

Audra McDonald
October 13, 2015
Tickets start at $35


Chances are, Audra McDonald is a name you already know quite well. With an unprecedented six Tony® wins, two Grammy® Awards and multiple Emmy® nominations, she is unstoppable in the entertainment world.


McDonald began acting at only seven years old, and the skillset definitely stuck. She later attended Juilliard where she studied classical voice under distinguished voice teacher, Ellen Faull. By the time McDonald was 28, she had already won three Tony® Awards for her performances in Carousel, Ragtime and Master Class.


You may also recognize her from ABC’s Private Practice, where she played the role of Dr. Naomi Bennett for three seasons, or NBC’s The Sound of Music Live!, where she took on the part of Mother Abbess. Now she’s heading to Greenville, SC to perform in the Peace Concert Hall. If you love live music, can’t get enough Broadway, and want a chance to see a living legend, this is the show you’ve been waiting for.


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/audra-mcdonald

Centre Stage: "Kindertransport" October 15-24, 2015

KINDERTRANSPORT, generously sponsored by The Jewish Federation
OCTOBER 15th - 24th at 8 pm.


Winner of the 1992 Verity Bargate Award, Kindertransport follows the story of Eva, a young Jewish girl escaping the Holocaust with almost 10,000 other children. The children fled on the Kindertransport train from Germany to Britain, and were fostered by kind strangers. Eva quickly learns to adjust to English life and culture, leaving her own traditions behind - until many years later when Eva's daughter discovers a series of letters in her attic that force Eva to confront her own past. A haunting and moving piece you don't want to miss!

501 River Street
Downtown Greenville
www.centrestage.org

Book Signing with Alice Ratterree October 17, 2015

Saturday October 17 
1:00PM to 2:30PM 


Please join us as we welcome Alice Ratterree of Greenville, illustrator of the new book Lilliput, a middle reader book that is a suspenseful takeoff of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels.

Alice will sign books and talk about her life as a children’s book illustrator. Publishers Weekly calls the book a “literate romp through 18th-century London (that) will have readers cheering Lily home.”

"Imagine a world where people wear iron shoes in order to avoid losing a foot to a crab’s claws. A world where the people are as small as spoons, but their courage is larger than a lion’s. Lily is a young citizen of such a world—of Lilliput—when she is taken from its familiar shores and smuggled into the enormous, yet suffocating, city of London by a man literature has seen before: Lemuel Gulliver.

In Lilliput, Lemuel Gulliver returns to London after his travels with more than stories in tow, he brings back proof. Lily, the tiny but fierce Lilliputian, spends half of her life in a birdcage as Gulliver's captive. In this adventurous tale, Lily must race against time to return to her family and break free from the clutches of Gulliver himself."

ALICE RATTERREE
has been a freelance illustrator for over 15 years.  Her work has appeared in the children’s book publishing market, numerous marketing materials, and privately commissioned original paintings and drawings. As an illustrator for Great Arrow Graphics greeting cards, her designs have been both nominated for and received the prestigious Louie Award. She is a regular contributor to TOWN magazine and her other clients have included Boston University, Clemson University, Apologia Press and The South Carolina Children’s Theatre. Alice is represented by Nancy Gallt Literary Agency and is currently working on a picture book about the life of Jane Addams. To learn more about her, visit her at aliceink.com

Intro to Character Design and Development October 19, 2015

SuMo Design Workshop and Zombie Romance present

INTRODUCTION TO CHARACTER DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

Looking to develop characters for a personal project? Want to get better at creating interesting figures? Boston-based illustrator and portrait artist Kristilyn will show you how to create a dynamic character for whatever project you are working on: mascot, comic, game in this interactive workshop. You will learn how to develop an original character, how to translate that character to a model sheet and some basics in design and anatomy to help you along the way.

Bio: Kristilyn, creator of the popular label Zombie Romance, travels the country appearing at comic cons, teaching figure drawing classes, and drawing portraits. She can often be found in the corner of stage right at Cambridge's premier cabaret club Oberon drawing musical acts and burlesque shows while they perform. She has been a resident of Zapow gallery in Asheville, NC since it's inception in 2011. Kristilyn is a traditional illustrator and portrait artist from Boston, Massachusetts who specializes in the horrible and the adorable. You can see her art here: http://www.kristilynink.com/ and http://www.zombie-romance.com/

October 19, 2015
5:30PM - 7:30PM
at SuMo Design Workshop 27 S. Main. Travlers Rest, SC
Price: 40$

Sign up and pay via www.sumodesignworkshop.com


If you have any questions contact
Susan@sumodesignworkshop.com
Follow the Event on Facebook at: /
https://www.facebook.com/events/1654560994757266
Look forward to seeing you there!

Centre Stage: "Gideon's Knot" October 20-28, 2015

Gidion's Knot
OCTOBER 20th - 28th, 7 pm


A Teacher. A Mother. A Meeting Untangling a Shocking Truth.
Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother's son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely, or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability. An exceptionally powerful and provocative play that you will be thinking about long after the show!

501 River Street
Downtown Greenville
www.centrestage.org

Carolina Ballet Theatre: "Ghosts" October 23, 2015

Carolina Ballet Theatre Presents...
"Ghosts: A Thrilling Fundraiser"

Join us on Friday October 23rd at the Black Box by Dance Arts Greenville in Mauldin for the 2015 Performance of Ghosts.

Back by popular demand, Sam Chesterand his ghoulish crew will put a spell on you in this interactive performance and party.

Ghosts is a frightfully unique costumed fundraiser, complete with ghosts, goblins, and dance. The night begins with a Michael Jackson-inspired dance, and continues with a guest performance by Sam Chester. Filled with interactive fun for the audience, the spooktacular event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, libations, tricks and treats, and live music. This will be the Halloween event everyone is talking about this year!'

Black Box Theatre
255 Service Bay Road
Maulding, SC 29662

Tickets: $40 per person or $75 per couple
Costumes encouraged
www.carolinaballet.org

Studio 220: "Matthew Zedler" October 23, 2015

Matthew Zedler, an emerging (and now collectible) modern-comtemporary artist painter who is already well known in Asheville, NC, has recently relocated his studio and gallery to the heart of downtown Greenville. Matt was attracted by the diverse arts and cultural scene that Greenville is currently cultivating and is excited to call the upstate his new home.

From now until December 31, the public can view some of Matt’s fine masterpieces at Studio 220 located in the Hyatt Regency, downtown Greenville.

Matt began his art training focusing on modern and contemporary painting. His main focus these days includes: geometric color field painting, linear-geometric abstraction, fauvism, cubism, and abstract expressionist work. He maintains a special affinity for the late 19th century to mid 20th century abstract and linear-geometric painters and artists, and has been influenced by such artists as Wassily Kandinsky, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Paul Cezanne, Jean Metzinger, Henri Matisse, and Andre Derain. Most of Matt’s current geometric works are developed using top-grade German acrylics. The use of additional mixed media is also employed from time to time in these works. Within other series and works, Matt additionally uses oils, oil pastels, oil stick, pastel chalk, and varying mediums. Although most of his work is produced on canvas, other fine art building platforms also include: wood panel, corrugation, poly/glass, linen, and more.

The Matthew Zedler Studio & Gallery is located at Art Crossing Studios, 300 River Street, Unit 106 in downtown Greenville
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday from noon to 6 pm, and by appointment.
matt@matthewzedlerfineart.com
www.matthewzedlerfineart.com

Studio 220 - Hyatt Regency
220 North Main Street
Downtown Greenville

Centre Stage: "Jonna's Body, Please Hold" October 23, 2015

Jonna's Body, Please Hold
October 23 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM



Join us for this FREE comedy presented by The Greenville Health System, Sharsheret and The Greenville Jewish Federation!

Register at ghs.org/healthevents or call 1-877-GHS-INFO!


Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
www.centrestage.org

Peace Center: "Jersey Boys" October 27-November 01, 2015

Jersey Boys
October 27 - November 1, 2015


Theatergoers cheered when Jersey Boys made its premiere in Greenville in July 2013. Worldwide, more than 22 million people have seen Jersey Boys. And now, the show that thrilled audiences will return to Greenville!

Jersey Boys is the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “THE CROWD GOES WILD!” proclaimsThe New York Times.


The Jersey Boys creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.


Jersey Boys is not recommended for all ages. The show contains smoke, gun shots, strobe lights, drug references, sexual situations and authentic “profane Jersey language.”


http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/jersey-boys

Valentine Wolfe + Edgar Allan Poe October 29-30, 2015

Meet Edgar Allan Poe & Once Upon a Midnight

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe: Thu, Oct. 29 | 7-8 PM
Once Upon a Midnight: Fri, Oct. 30 | 7-8:30 PM


Larry Bounds, teacher of English at Wade Hampton High School, channels the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe in this exploration of Poe’s melancholy works and life as well as the Dark Romantic form of writing that Poe embraced. Hear a reading of The Raven.

Thursday, October 29 2015, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Email explore@greenvillelibrary.org or call 527-9293 for more information.

All ages
FREE
Hughes Main Library
Meeting Room A
25 Heritage Green Place
Greenville, SC 29601

GLT: "The 39 Steps" October 30-November 14, 2015


The 39 Steps


Adapted by Patrick Barlow


From the Novel by John Buchan


October 30 - November 14, 2015





Oct 30-31, Nov 5-7, 12-13 at 8 pm


Nov 1 & 8 at 3 pm


Based on the novel by John Buchan, this adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film is fast, funny, filled with intrigue and a touch of romance.  The forces of “The 39 Steps” are out for Richard Hannay, the unsuspecting target of a ring of spies.  Hannay is forced to go on the run and encounters plane crashes, train chases, and romance, until finally he must save his own life. All 150 characters are played by 4 actors in a lightening-speed comedy that will leave you wanting more.  The 39 Steps is a TONY Award- winning comedy, and is a must for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!2015-2016-season/c1i73



Furman Jazz Ensemble and Combos October 30, 2015

Furman Jazz: Jazz Ensemble and Combos Fall Concert


Monday, October 30, 2015 | 8:00 PM

Furman University
Daniel Recital Hall
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29619

South Carolina Family Gathering 2015 October 30-November 01, 2015


Halloween in Pumpkintown





No need to panic, we’re just having a Halloween Festival!

Friends and family,

October 30, 31, and November 1 we will be throwing the SCFG Halloween in Pumpkintown, at Bonfire Fest Campground at 797 Carrick Creek Rd in Pumpkinton, SC, with plenty of Halloween fun for the whole family.

This year’s lineup has a unique diversity: whether your favorite is Jazz or Bluegrass, Funk or Soul, Hip Hop or R&B, there will be live music from your local favorites, and a few, perhaps, you haven’t heard of.

For the kiddies, a kids zone including trick or treating, pumpkin carving, arts and crafts area ( plus an area for kids to sell their own crafts), face painting, bobbing for apples, haunted forest, and all sorts of other Halloween magic. Jeff Holland will lead a drum workshop, and Dumah Morgan will be directing the kids in a group painting, as well as in a work of their own. And for the four legged family members, SCFG is pet friendly: there will even be a pet costume contest.

We will have food vendors on site wth a variety of you favorite dishes.

Tickets are twenty dollars a night for Friday or Saturday, ten dollars for Sunday. Weekend passes are available for forty dollars online; fifty dollars at the gate. Children under twelve are free, and a twenty five percent discount is available for students with their high school or college id.

As we know, some of our family members have tickets to Widespread Panic, we hope that you will camp and enjoy the weekend with us, anyway. Show your Widespread ticket or stub for a twenty five percent discount on your pass.

Camping is available for those who wish to stay for the weekend, and day parking for those who can only stay awhile. Prize for the best campsite.

Bring candy.

The Bands:
Friday: Trailer Park Princess, Kami Ocean and the Rhythm, Matt Fassas, Craig Sorrels Project, Lionz of Zion, Marcus King Band

Sat: Shufflebutton, Craig Cameron, West End String Band, The Bad Popes, Shane Pruitt, Autopilot, TJ Lazer, The Work, Milli Fungus, Four14, Airplane Mode Live

Sunday: West End String Band, Laura Blackley, Darby Wilcox

For ticket information, click here or email jeff@scfamilygathering.com.
For vendor information, email karen@scfamilygathering.com
For graphic artist information, email dumah@scfamilygathering.com.
For band and sound information, email paul@scfamilygathering.com

Fired Earth: "Recent Works by Mike Vatalaro" October 30, 2015

Final week for Fired Earth, 
recent works by Mike Vatalaro.
Reception this Friday, October 30, 6-9pm
including a conversation with the artist at 7pm.


In his spacious new studio, surrounded by past works and recent experimentations, Mike Vatalaro is creating Fired Earth. After completing a long and successful career as an artist/teacher at Clemson University, Vatalaro now has the time and place to concentrate completely on his own clay. His bright Taylors Mill studio with its view of the woods may have helped inspire these terracotta reliefs. For a number of years Vatalaro made ceramic vessels; some functional, others not. All these vessels captured the graceful dance of clay on the wheel and all the forms were enhanced by his experience with the attributes of clay, glazes, and firing processes. Now that experience and his finely tuned aesthetics of form and color are ignited in Fired Earth. According to Vatalaro, "The terracotta slab-constructed wall reliefs in this exhibition, Fired Earth, reflect my concerns for our environment by suggesting a spectrum of forces from growth to destruction."

Vatalaro continues, "For 40 years my work has been informed by historical ceramics and environmental and landscape concerns."  These new reliefs are landscapes and honor the basic properties of clay as a support of landscapes. The reliefs also honor historical ceramics by reminding us that ancient ceramics began with slabs that were shaped and rolled and bent. Vatalaro shapes, rolls, and bends the terracotta without function in mind but with a sophisticated, contemporary appreciation of abstraction. He summarizes:  "In these pieces, I have utilized the abstract texture and gesture of clay to create symbolic landscapes which evoke the conditions of survival, adaptation, erosion, upheaval, and reclamation inherent in nature.

Mike Vatalaro began his academic career at Clemson University in 1976 teaching ceramics. He later was head of the Ceramic Department, then Graduate Coordinator, and eventually Chair of the Department of Art. To name a few, his ceramics are in the collections of the Greenville County Museum, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, and Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan. He has exhibited and lectured widely. He now lives in Greenville, SC.

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

For more information, call:
Fleming Markel, Manager
RIVERWORKS Gallery
(864) 271-0679 or email
fleming.markel@gvltec.edu   
or visit www.gvltec.edu/dva/  

Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Debbie R. Cooke" October 30-November 21, 2015

The Fine Arts Center Sheffield Wood Gallery presents A retrospecitve exhibit of Debbie R. Cooke.

2015 Society for Photographic Education
Southeast Honored Educator

Exhibition Dates: October 2 - November 21
Reception & Studio Dedication: November 6th at 5:30 pm

Sheffield Wood Gallery
Fine Arts Center
102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 255-2550
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 4pm
Sat & Sun: Appointment only

www.fineartscenter.net

GLT: "The 39 Steps" October 30-November 14, 2015

The 39 Steps


Adapted by Patrick Barlow


From the Novel by John Buchan


October 30 - November 14, 2015


Based on the novel by John Buchan, this adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film is fast, funny, filled with intrigue and a touch of romance.  The forces of "The 39 Steps" are out for Richard Hannay, the unsuspecting target of a ring of spies.  Hannay is forced to go on the run and encounters plane crashes, train chases, and romance, until finally he must save his own life. A ridiculous number of characters are played by 4 actors in a lightning-speed comedy that will leave you wanting more.  The 39 Steps is a TONY Award-winning comedy and is a must see for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.

For tickets click here: BUY TICKETS

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

MILL TOWN PLAYERS: "Robin Hood" October 30-November 08, 2015

MILL TOWN PLAYERS presents Robin Hood
Opens October 23rd through November 8th

Award-winning theater company Mill Town Players stages Robin Hood as a high-energy retelling of a classic story that is fun for the whole family. High powered and action-packed, this is not your yeomanly tale of yore, but a lean, mean swordfight-fueled story of good vs. evil, trickery vs. heroism, compassion vs. greed. Blink and you’ll miss something: a sharp joke, a sly jab, a treacherous attack, a band of underground heroes rallying for those who cannot.

Directed by Jay Briggs and featuring a hilarious cast of five actors who play all of the roles,

Robin Hood opens October 23 and runs through November 8, with shows at 7:30 pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and a 3:00 pm matinée on Sundays. Tickets can be purchased online at www.milltownplayers.org or at the box office one hour before the show starts.

Mill Town Players perform in the beautiful and historic Pelzer Auditorium at 214 Lebby Street, Pelzer, SC. For more information about Mill Town Players and upcoming productions, call 864-947-8000 or visit the website www.milltownplayers.org.

Modern Quilts & Monochromatic Illuminations. November 06-December 11, 2015

Join us for some fabulous Hi-Fiber Quilts in the gallery from Nov 6 to Dec 11th!

14 Artists have come together to display a stunning selection of  both modern and monochromatic quilt projects that have many months to complete.

As always, we will have great art and good food.

Stop by and see us,

Three fiber artists will also be featured in Novembers installment of AFTERNOON WITH AN ARTIST Luncheon. For information stop by the gallery or call 727-457-5274

Thank You for your continued support.

Blue Ridge Arts Center

Centre Stage: "The Dozen Divas Show" November 06-07, 2015

The Dozen Divas Show
Starring Dorothy Bishop!
November 6th and 7th at 8 pm


Twelve Superstar Divas One Outrageous Performer!
A fantastically fun and utterly unique show featuring Dorothy Bishop's hilarious spot-on impressions of Stevie Nicks, Barbra Streisand, Adele, Renee Fleming, Cher... and pretty much anyone in between!

We are also offering a VIP after party with complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided by THE PLAYWRIGHT and libations provided by BOCA LOCA RUM and conversation with the star of the show, Dorothy Bishop!

Show Ticket Price $35, VIP Ticket including show $50

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
www.centrestage.org

Biennial 2015: "Part II Opening" November 12, 2015

Biennial 2015: "Part II Opening"

Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 7-9 PM
Reception free for 701 CCA members, $5 suggested donation for non-members.
Presentation of exhibition catalogue.

701 Center for Contemporary Art
Wed 11-8, THu-Fri 11-5
Free and open to the public
803.779.4571
www.701cca.org

FAC: "Debbie R. Cooke Exhibition" November 12-21, 2015

Debbie R. Cooke Photography Exhibition


You are invited to celebrate the work and service of Debbie R. Cooke to the field of photography and the Fine Arts Center of Greenville SC. Please see the above information for the exhibition reception and dedication of the Photography studio in her name.

The event will begin on November the 6th at 5:30 in the photography studio of the Fine Arts Center and will be followed by a reception in the Sheffield Wood Gallery​.

This event will coincide with the Society for Photographic Education's Southeast Regional Conference where Debbie w​ill be recognized as this years Honored Educator. The Honored Educator is awarded to a recipient who has made a significant contribution to the field of photographic education through classroom teaching, writing, publishing, museum education, or other areas of professional practice in the field of photography.

For any questions please contact the school's office at 864-355-2550 or email me directly.

Rod Fincannon
Photography instructor
The Fine Arts Center
rfincannon@greenville.k12.sc.us
www.fineartscenter.net

Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band Concert November 13, 2015

Furman Jazz: Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band Concert


Friday, November 13, 2015 | 8:00 PM

Furman University
Daniel Recital Hall
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29619

Centre Stage: "Impressionism meets Expressionism" November 13-January 08, 2015

Impressionism Meets Expressionism
Work By Melanie Pouch and Betsy Powell


November 13, 2015 – January 8, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 | 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Be sure to catch Let It Snow
Sponsored by: ADG Preferred Payroll and Harry & Sheila Bolick
December 3-19, 2015
Call (864) 233-6733 for tickets

Marketfest: "Upscale Arts and Crafts Show" November 14, 2015

Come join us for the third annual Marketfest@Bstreet, an interactive arts,
crafts, and food festival on Saturday, November 14, from 10:00 AM to 4:00PM.


Sponsored by the Music and Arts Ministry of BSUMC, Marketfest is reminiscent of European holiday markets and state fairs, as local handcrafters, artists, and food preparers offer a wide range of high-quality creations.

Embroidery pieces, woodworking crafts, needlework, mixed media, visual art, jewelry, pottery, paintings, prepared foods, and many others, are unmatched in quality and value.

Admission is free on Saturday.

Want to beat the Saturday crowd? Come to the Preview Shopping Party the night before as a VIP. Added this year for a $5 dollar admission fee, VIPs can shop early at Marketfest from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, November13!

A money-saving coupon booklet redeemable that evening with participating artisans will be handed to the first 200 shoppers. Tickets for the preview party are now available in the church office and also at the door on that Friday.

Dinner will be available for purchase from food truck vendors:
Henry’s Smokehouse, Ellada Kouzina, and Asada.

Complimentary “Sweet Endings” will be offered by the Music and Arts Ministry
in Drake Hall.

Furman Lyric Theatre presents: "Opera Scenes Recital" November 17, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University Lyric Theatre will present an opera scenes recital Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus.

The recital, “Innocent Merriment: A celebration of operetta,” is free and open to the public and is presented by the Furman University Music Department.

The performance is directed by Furman Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Lyric Theatre Dr. Grant Knox.

Twenty-two students in Knox’s opera workshop class will perform various scenes from the operetta repertoire. Featured composers include Arthur Sullivan, Jacques Offenbach, Otto Nicolai, Johann Strauss II, Sigmund Romberg, Richard Rodgers and Jerome Kern. All scenes will be performed in English.

Furman faculty member David Gross is musical coach and pianist. Furman senior Abigail Hart is assistant director.

For more information about the recital, call the Furman Music Office at (864) 294-2086.

About Grant Knox
Knox joined the Furman music faculty in 2013. An American tenor, Knox enjoys a varied career in opera, musical theater, concert and recital. He has appeared with the Cincinnati Opera, Atlanta Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, and Chautauqua Opera, among others. Equally versed in concert repertoire, Knox has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic, Cobb Symphony, Binghamton Philharmonic, and others, and has appeared in recital at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

As a recording artist, Knox can be heard on the complete cast recordings of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Grand Duke” and “The Sorcerer,” Offenbach’s “The Brigands,” Romberg’s “Maytime,” and Kalman’s “The Carnival Fairy,” all released on the Albany Records label.

Knox holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and a doctorate from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music.

Hampton III Gallery: "Carl Blair & His Students" November 19-December 31, 2015

Carl R. Blair


Kevin Isgett


Nancy Jaramillo


Diane Kilgore Condon


John Pendarvis


Curated by Sharon Campbell

Exhibition: November 19 - December 31, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 19, 7-9 PM

Catalog Available
Preview Exhibition

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
email:sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com

Phone: 864-268-2771
Follow us on Facebook  and Instagram

Hampton III Gallery
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Suite 10
Taylors, South Carolina 29687
864-268-2771

SuMo Design Workshop November 19, 2015

SuMo Design Workshop
(www.sumodesignworkshop.com) at 27 S. Main, Travelers Rest, in the same building as The Forest Coffeehouse.

We will be having Design your own Robot-assisted ornament workshops from 2PM-7PM - Drop in anytime or pre-register at www.sumodesignworkshop.com to reserve a time and priority space.

Thursday November 12th
and Thursday November 19th.

Participants will be able to create an ornament holiday from a choice of predesigned options for 4$ or make their own for custom ornaments for 10$
Additional ornament decoration supplies will be on hand, great activity for kids.

Come explore your creativity!

McAlister Auditorium: "Dashavatar" November 21, 2015

"DASHAVATAR" - A Musical Dance Drama Ballet


This dynamic cultural event is coming to the Upstate on Saturday, November 21st 2015 in McAlister Auditorium, Furman University.

The Dance Drama Ballet - Dashavathar is a beautiful combination of song, music, drama and dance and heightens the dramatic moments of the narratives through inclusion of exciting elements of emotions, war, celebration and dances, and a visual treat of mythical places, palaces, mountains, forests, battlefields and cosmic constellations. The music is to be provided by live professional Orchestra with the assistance of a female and male vocalist, flutist, drummer (mridangam) and a violinist. We certainly are proud to have assembled such a fine team who have performed at various cultural events and won accolades all over the world. DASHAVATAR will showcase the cultural and spiritual values of India. It will be a visual treat to both adults and children alike, through the portrayal of characters from Mythology. It will be interesting to note that the ten avatars can be seen as an indication of evolution of life itself. The first four incarnations are animals. They gradually progress from a fish or a marine vertebrate, then through forms of amphibious and land-based vertebrates, until they reach the human stage. Here, the progression continues as Vishnu appears as a half-man/half-lion, then as a pygmy, then Homo sapiens - man as we are today, displaying and showcasing all emotions from ‘rage’ to ‘peace’. I sincerely hope that you will support us in our dream of presenting our dance drama ‘DASHAVATAR‘. Please support us to help arts flourish right here in Upstate. Especially, art which brings to life the culture and values of a faraway civilization. The vibrancy of this festival is attracting hundreds of attendees of varied socio-economic means. We are seeking sponsors to ensure accessibility for all. If you are interested in supporting "DASHAVATAR".

Furman Percussion Ensemble Concert November 21, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Furman Percussion Ensemble will present a concert Saturday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman University campus.

Directed by Furman music faculty member Dr. Omar Carmenates, A Night of World Premieres is open to the public, and is presented by the Furman Department of Music Sound Quality Concert Series. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

The 90-minute concert by the 16-member Percussion Ensemble features contemporary works from both established and emerging composers including a world premiere from pianist and Furman alum Jesse James (Class of 2012). Works by Drew Worden and Christopher Deane, and world premieres by John Psathas (arr. by Omar Carmenates), David Crowell, and David Skidmore are also part of the program.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman University Music Department at (864) 294-2086, or email the department at Furman.Music@furman.edu. Tickets may be purchased online at www.furman.edu/musictickets.

Centre Stage: "Let it Snow" December 03-19, 2015

“Christmas meets vaudeville meets disaster
in this family!”


December 3 - 19


Here in Greenville, Centre Stage-SC presents The AMERICAN PREMIER of this charming and nostalgic comedy following the zany antics of an eccentric 1950’s English family of vaudeville actors as they gather over Christmas. Get immersed in their wild stories and hum along to many of your favorite classic Christmas songs as they end up performing more at home than they do on stage! Festive songs include Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, The Christmas Song, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town and Let It Snow.


Let It Snow is the perfect show to get immersed in the holiday spirit!


Sponsored by ADG Preferred Payroll and Harry & Sheila Bollick

PLEASE NOTE: Rated PG-13



Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601


www.centrestage.org

Lipscomb Gallery: "Polly Gaillard Photography" December 03-04, 2015

Artist's talk: Guest Artist Gallery Talk: Polly Gaillard, photography
December 3 • Lipscomb Gallery • 4:30 pm
Exhibition through December 4 • Lipscomb Gallery
 • 10 am - 4 pm


I never grow tired of looking at faces, studying body language, and gestures while thinking about how each of these things makes us unique individuals.  I am fascinated how much one can discern about a person in a photograph.  Mood, feeling, confidence, insecurity, confusion, and determination are a few things that can be translated though a photographic portrait.  Of course, these momentary states do not convey the full spectrum of one’s personality.  Thankfully, people are more complex than the click of the shutter.  But, the click of the shutter does determine that moment in time, that fleeting emotion caught by the camera when the subject connects to either the camera or the photographer in a way that is comfortable, unguarded and revealing something honest about themselves.  This is the moment I strive for in my portraits.

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For this exhibition, I have selected images from several bodies of work I completed over the last twenty years as well as portraits taken while traveling. Many times, I approach strangers while traveling and ask to take their photograph.  It is typically something in their manner revealing a sense of character that compels me to ask. I am not interested in beauty, but in a stance, stare, gesture or something I can’t quite put my finger on that makes the individual unique to me. For that moment, I get to connect with the subject and think about what it would be like to be this person in a particular place and time. Quite possibly, it is a natural curiosity that drives me to investigate others in this way.The shared experience of taking portraits creates an important memory for me of the interesting lives that I’ve encountered albeit family, friends, or strangers.  As I looked back on my work from the last twenty years while curating this exhibition, I realize that I photograph to remember and that each person that stands in front of my camera enriches my life tremendously through this encounter and exchange.

Locks & Luxe: "An Evening of Live Art" December 03, 2015

Locks & Luxe


An evening of live art with models wearing Kate Furman Jewelry and creative hair styling by Katherine Yacobi.

Join us for an evening of live hair & jewelry models, champagne and desserts. Experience the art of adornment through color, cut, wood, metal & the human figure.

 

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Katherine Yacobi Salon
627 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29606
www.kyacobi.com
www.katefurman.com

Blood Connection: "Susan Tate & Trinity Art Group" December 03-February 11, 2015

The Blood Connection Presents The Artist Showcase featuring: 
Susan Tate & Trinity Art Group


You are cordially invited to an art reception for Susan Tate & Trinity Art Group at the Woodruff Road Donation Center.

Thursday, December 3rd.
5:30 - 7:00 pm

435 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC

Art & Light: "Piles - Matthew Diomataris" December 04, 2015

Art & Light Gallery
"Piles: work by Matthew Diomataris"


Mixed media and illustration artist, Matthew Diomataris, holds solo exhibition and artist reception at Art & Light Gallery on December 4th from 6p-9p. The exhibition comprises over fifty works and shows a range of Diomataris’ talent, from his drawings of objects stacked or in piles, to his life size and miniature sculptures of objects grouped together.
Diomataris’ drawings are based on inspiring images that reflect a sensation of imagination and contemplation. He employs ink pens to sensitively portray groupings of objects, often creating unique perspectives while communicating a sense of curiosity within each piece. He displays a vivid sense of rich detail and unerring ability to infuse his drawings with a gentle humor.

For further information contact Matthew Diomataris through the information provided below. More images are available upon request.

Matthew R. Diomataris
mrdiomataris.carbonmade.com
mrdiomataris@gmail.com
(703) 350-1804

GCCA: "UNSEEN Greenville" December 04-January 22, 2015

“Unseen Greenville Art Exhibition
Greenville Center for Creative Arts


A juried exhibition of artworks centered around the theme of “Unseen Greenville” opens Friday December 4 at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts. The theme inspired artists to create works focused on the people and places in Greenville County that often go unnoticed, and the diversity found beneath the surface. The exhibition was juried by Todd McDonald, Associate Professor of Painting at Clemson University.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception and awards presentation, Friday Dec. 4, 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts, 25 Draper St., Greenville. The works will be on display through January 22, 2016. Gallery hours are 9:00 am-5:00 pm Mon-Fri. and Sat. 11:00am-3:00 pm.

The public is also invited to attend a panel discussion and closing reception on Jan. 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Center.

For more information about hours and location email info@artcentergreenville.org. Telephone 864-735-3948, or go to the website artcentergreenville.org.

Greenville Centre For Creative Arts
25 Draper Street
Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 735-3948
www.artcentergreenville.org

Indie Craft Parade: "Holiday Fair" December 05, 2015

Indie Craft Parade: "Holiday Fair"


Artists have been announced for the 2015 Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair, which will be held on Saturday, December 5 from 10am - 5pm. The one-day show will take place at The Kroc Center for the first time, and will feature 38 previous Indie Craft Parade exhibitors.

“We know Greenville loves to support its artists, and our job is to create more opportunities for people to do that. Our Holiday Fair brings together a group of talented entrepreneurs and makes it easy to buy unique, handcrafted gifts.” says Lib Ramos, co-founder of The Makers Collective, the organization responsible for Indie Craft Parade.

With the addition of more artists this year, the Holiday Fair will be nearly half the size of its September namesake. A complete list of participating artists can be found online at makerscollective.org/holidayfair. Admission is $1 at the door and children 12 and under are free.

Indie Craft Parade is an initiative of the Makers Collective, whose mission is to empower creative entrepreneurs while cultivating a supportive community around them.

What: Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair
When: Saturday December 5, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: The Kroc Center, 424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Admission: $1 suggested donation, children 12 and under are free

Lib Ramos
THE MAKERS COLLECTIVE
makerscollective.org
Creators of Indie Craft Parade and The Makers Summit

Holiday Market: Pottery, Prints, Paintings & Jewelry December 05-06, 2015

Holiday Market Featuring: Kent Ambler, Alberta Pottery & Happy Arsenal Jewelry


You're invited to join Kent Ambler, Alberta Pottery, & Happy Arsenal Jewelry at Kent Ambler's Studio for a Holiday Market.

Saturday, December 5th | 10am - 6pm
Sunday, December 6th | 1pm-6pm

Kent Ambler's Studio
265 Phillips Trail
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 608-1260

Dan Cvammen Exhibit December 05-19, 2015

You are invited to an art talk by Dan Cvammen for his exhibit of new work at MIchael McDunn's gallery.
Friday, Dec. 5, 6-8pm


The exhibit will be up until December 19th.
Gallery hours for the duration of this show are Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am – 4:00pm or by appointment.


Studio of Michael McDunn
Custom Woodworking
741 Rutherford Road
Greenville, SC  29609
(864) 242-0311
www.mcdunnstudio.com

Centre Stage: "Just Tell Me My Name" December 08-16, 2015

“Is it a sin to want to meet your own mother?”



December 8,9,15,16 - All shows 7pm


Centre Stage's provocative Fringe Series continues with a play about a man seeking to find out just who he is, and where he comes from. Following the death of his adoptive parents, Bill Moore wants to discover who the people responsible for his birth are, but he must fight the secretive system guarding the identity of his birth parents. With twists and turns, the story unfolds in surprising ways.


 Sponsored, in part, by TD Bank.



For Tickets



Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601


www.centrestage.org

Two new exhibits @ Pickens County Museum of Art December 08-February 11, 2015

You are invited to an opening reception for two exhibits at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History:
Jo Ann Taylor: Art of AquariusBrian MacCormack’s Participaintings 

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History will be presenting two new exhibitions beginning December 5, 2015. Please join us from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. These exhibitions will continue through February 11, 2016.

https://www.facebook.com/PickensCountyMuseum/

Mill Town Player: "Rock n Roll Christmas" December 08-20, 2015

Mill Town Players present "Rock n Roll Christmas"


December 4 - 20th, 2015

Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

Tickets $10
(864) 947-8000
www.milltownplayers.org

Historic Pelzer Auditorium
214 Lebby Street
Pelzer, SC 29669

Warehouse Theatre: "Christmas on the Rocks" December 08-20, 2015

The children you love from the Christmas classics find thmselves all grown up and in a bar on Christmas Eve. What could go wrong?

Christmas on the Rocks
December 4-20th, 2015


Sponsored by Susan & Steven Bichel and The Elbert W. Rogers Foundation

The Warehouse Theatre usually skips the Christmas shows, but this season they found a comedy they could not resist. Christmas on the Rocks will be making its Upstate premiere on The Warehouse’s Main Stage opening December 4th. Audiences will instantly recognize this hilarious band of characters, as the show follows household names like Tiny Tim, Charlie Brown, Cindy Lou Who, Ralphie and more as they find themselves in middle age and in a bar on Christmas Eve
grappling with adulthood.

Written by seven different playwrights, the play will be directed by long time Warehouse collaborator Chip Egan and will feature Matt Reece, Brock Koonce, Anne Kelly Tromsness, Amanda Sox, and David Sitler.

Christmas on the Rocks is intended for adult audiences. Tickets info and show times available at: www.WarehouseTheatre.com or by calling 864-235-6948.

About The Warehouse Theatre
The Warehouse Theatre is a professional live theatre dedicated to theatre as a serious art form; to
high-quality, diverse and challenging productions; to training theatre professionals; to community
outreach; and to student education. The Warehouse Theatre is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

GVL Chamber Singers: "Christmas Concert" December 09, 2015

Christmas Lullaby
Greenville Chamber Singers
Annual Christmas Concert


Wednesday, December 9th | 6:30 pm

Sanctuary, John Knox Presbyterian
35 Shannon Drive, Greenville, SC

Please join us for our annual Christmas concert. Familiar favorites (with some fun twists!) as well as new music will be performed by the women's chorale to put everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Works by William Dawson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Rutter and Greenville's own Dan Forrest will be featured.

The Greenville Chamber Singers began in 1996.
The group is under the direction of Angela Lemere, district choral coordinator at Dorman High School.

If you aren't in the Christmas Spirit before the concert, you will be when it's over!

Chamber of Commerce: "AGGG Exhibit" December 09-January 29, 2015

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville Mission Statement
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville (AGGG) seeks to provide a vibrant gallery space for member artists to display their artwork, as well as wall space for established guest artists and emerging visiting artists. AGGG promotes visual art awareness in our community by creating an annual juried small works show allowing artists the opportunity to exhibit their art in our downtown, Main Street location. And on a yearly basis, AGGG selects an organization to benefit from an art related fundraiser.

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville Short Bio
The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville (AGGG) is a co-op art gallery located in the heart of Greenville, South Carolina, representing more than 20 juried, local artists. The 2,000 square foot gallery, tucked away inside the former Ivey Square building behind Bertolo’s Pizza, offers artwork in a variety of media including acrylic, graphite, mixed media, oil, pastel, watercolor, photography, custom jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture and woodwork.

The AGGG is excited to be celebrating its eighth year in Greenville. The gallery has been recognized as a downtown destination with its hospitable staff. On any given day you can find a friendly gallery member working who is willing to share knowledge of their and other member’s artwork. The gallery is open daily, Monday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 1-5, with an exception for holidays.

AGGG hosts a monthly guest artist program. This program gives area artists the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in one of the greatest gallery locations in downtown Greenville.

Some AGGG members teach classes like beading, colored pencil and pastel. Contact the gallery for more information about the guest artist program and current classes being offered at (864) 239-3882, or visit the website at artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com. You can follow us on Facebook as well.

The Chamber exhibit participants from the Artists Guild Gallery are
Gerda Bowman
Laura Buxo
Kathleen Digney
Kathy DuBose
Pat Grills
Mel Hammonds
Edith Hardaway
Chris Hartwick
Allyson McPhaul
Angie Stone
David Waldrop
Erin Webb

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

GLT: "A Christmas Carol" December 11-30, 2015

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "A Christmas Carol"


The Musical, Magical Adaptation of Charles Dickens' Classic!

December 11-20th

Celebrate this holiday season with GLT as we present the musical, magical story of hope renewed and joy restored. Charles Dickens' cherished Christmas story reminds us to honor Christmas in our hearts and try to keep it all the year. In this definitive production, you will come face to face with pride and sorrow, but above all, joy. Richard Cumming's dynamic score will lead you through a musical and magical journey, and help you rediscover your Christmas spirit with Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, the Spirits of Christmas, and Scrooge himself.

The talented 35 member cast includes GLT Artistic Director Allen McCalla as Ebenezer Scrooge, Sam McCalla as Bob Cratchit, Beth Munson as Mrs. Partlett, Jerry Witty as the Ghost of Christmas Present, and Rick Connor as Jacob Marley.
The show will be directed by Suzanne McCalla with Tim St. Clair serving as Musical Director and Kimberlee Ferreira as Choreographer

http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/

Christmas with the Chorale December 11, 2015

Christmas with the Chorale


McAlister Auditorium, Furman University
Friday, December 11, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Call 864.467.3000

Celebrate the season with a beloved Upstate tradition, as the Chorale presents the 34th annual family holiday concert, featuring works and accompaniment by award-winning local composer Dan Forrest and a special performance by the Blue Ridge High School Concert Choir (Laura Morris, Director). Santa will visit with kids after the concert to hear all their Christmas wishes! Bring the kids and grand-kids and don't forget your camera!

International Ballet: "The Nutcracker" December 11-13, 2015

International Ballet
The Nutcracker
December 11-13
Peace Center Concert Hall


with the sound of Greenville magic...
The Greenville Symphony Orchestra

Featuring Joffrey Ballet's Cara Marie Gary & Alberto Velazquez

for tickets: Peace Center Box Office
864.467.3000 or www.peacecenter.org

www.internationalballetsc.org

Hampton III Gallery: "Coffee & Conversation" December 12, 2015

Coffee and Conversation 


Carl Blair
Diane Kilgore Condon
John Pendarvis
Sharon Campbell

Saturday, December 12 | 11 - noon

Exhibition until December 31

Exhibition Images

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
email:sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
Phone: 864-268-2771
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GLT: "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" December 16-19, 2015


'Twas the Night Before Christmas


December 16 - 20, 2015
 




Dec 16-18 at 10:30 am


Dec 19 at 10:30 am & 2 pm


And all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. It's Christmas Eve and Clem has no money to give his family presents or even to pay his rent. He puts his children to bed, believing there is hope for a Merry Christmas. Then out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, and a truly magical night begins that Clem and his family will never forget. See Clement Clark Moore's poem brought to life on stage.  It's pure Christmas magic.


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!about1/c1b97



GLT: " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" December 16-19, 2015

Greenville Little Theatre presents: " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas"


Wednesday, December 16th at 10:30 am
Thursday, December 17th at 10:30 am
Friday, December 18th at 10:30 am
Saturday, December 19th at 10:30 am & 2:00 pm

ONLY 5 PERFORMANCES!!
GLT's "Theatre For Young Audiences" is excited to present its third annual children's Christmas show, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas. The show is written by Catherine Bush with music by Dax Dupuy, the same duo who brought us Rudolph and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
When you wish upon the Christmas star, impossible things become possible! Clement Clark Moore, the author of the classic Christmas story "A Visit from St. Nicholas," finds this out one Christmas Eve when he meets Santa Claus, his flying reindeer, and even the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy! Watch Clem discover that no matter what life has in store, impossible things come true with family, hope, and a touch of Christmas magic!

'Twas The Night Before Christmas will be directed by Allen McCalla and features Samuel Floyd, Cory Granner, Emily Grove, Sam McCalla, Grace McGrath, and Laura Sykes.

http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/

Greenville Ballet: "The Nutcracker" December 17-19, 2015

Greenville Ballet to Present The Nutcracker


The Greenville Ballet will present the 31st annual production of Andrew Kuharsky’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 19th at 3:00 p.m. at Furman University’s McAlister Auditorium.
Guest dancers Carol Tang and José Gonzalez from Ballet Austin will join 92 local dancers for the performance. An outreach performance for school groups will be presented Thursday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets are available at the Timmons Arena Box Office, at the Greenville Ballet School, and through Ticketmaster.

Tickets are $22, $24, and $26.

Jewelry & Pottery Holiday Sale December 18-19, 2015

Jewelry & Pottery Holiday Sale


Kate Furman will be bringing her nature-inspired jewelry collection to Darin R. Gehrke Ceramics Studio and Gallery for a special Holiday Show and Sale. If you're looking for a truly unique gift, you will find it here.

When: Friday, December 18, 6-9pm
Saturday, December 19, 11am - 5pm

Where: Darin R. Gehrke Ceramics
1205 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611
646-825-1890

www.drgceramics.com
www.katefurman.com

Centre Stage: "Out To Dry & More" January 08-February 26, 2016

Out to Dry and More


New work by Teresa Roche
January 8 – February 26, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, January 8, 2016 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Centre Stage Gallery
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601

MAC Gallery: "Tides Totems & Teapots" January 11-March 04, 2016

TIDES TOTEMS & TEAPOTS


Diane Hopkins-Hughs & Gary Huntoon
January 11th – March 4, 2016
Opening Reception: January 22 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 467-3132
mac@greenvilleARTS.com

Chautauqua: "Lewis & Clark Expedition" January 12, 2016

Chautauqua Discussion: 
Lewis & Clark Expedition
led by Gary Aten


Tuesday, January 12 | 7:00pm
Hughes Main Library

We’re off on the ultimate American Road Trip - an epic journey up the Missouri, across the Rockies, to the Pacific. Join the Corps of Discovery - two Virginia co-commanders, a slave, a Shoshone teenager and her infant son, some French trappers, a couple dozen American frontiersmen and a dog – as they go on the greatest adventure of their lives.

FAC: "Kathleen Browne Lecture" January 13, 2016

The Fine Arts Center invites you to a free public artist lecture by Kathleen Browne on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 7-8 pm


Metal artist and jeweler Kathleen Browne will talk about the trajectory of her art while showing projected images of her work through the years. She says, " I am at heart a storyteller. My work over the years has reflected a careful observation of human interaction, and often uses photography and its manipulation to provide commentary, sometimes with humor, about the human condition. I am also a collector of many things and think about how everyday objects convey meaning in our lives. Much of my early work was influenced directly by my collections and the act of collecting and display but now I am more interested in photographing transitional spaces and by incorporating those images into my jewelry they serve to commemorate the transitional nature of all things."

Ms. Browne will be in Greenville, SC to jury the biennial National Juried High School Metals Exhibition and teach a two day workshop with Fine Arts Center metals students.  Her artwork has been exhibited widely both in the U.S. and abroad and has been published and/or reviewed in numerous publications such as Metalsmith, American Craft, New Art Examiner, The New York Times, Dialogue, The Plain Dealer, and The San Francisco Chronicle.  Her artwork has been published in thirteen books and she has written a number of reviews, articles and catalogue essays for various publications.  She is the recipient five Artist Fellowship Grants from the Ohio Arts Council. She has taught numerous workshops and headed the Jewelry/Metals/Enameling department at Kent State University from 1992 to 2015.  She received her BA from San Diego State University in 1983 and her MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1986. See more of her work at  http://kathleenbrowne.net/​​

Art & Light: "Dorothy Shain Exhibit" January 14-February 05, 2016

Greenville Native Dorothy Shain returns to her hometown for her first ever gallery event at Art & Light.

Christ Church and Southern Methodist University graduate Dorothy Shain has been super busy building her artistic resume and has now settled in Charleston but is returning to her hometown for FINDING FLORA: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, an all new exhibit at Art & Light.

The opening reception and meet the artist event will be held Thursday, January 14, 6-9pm. The exhibit will run January 14 - February 5, 2016.

If traveling, exploring, seeing and salt air feed your soul, why sit still is Dorothy's motto. Dorothy remarks  "There is something wildly exhilarating about placing life's reigns in the hands of the universe and letting the wind blow you to new experiences, people and places. That is precisely what I let happen to me during the month of November in Venice Beach, California."

Ultimately the sketches of sky-high cacti, boldly colored succulents and fierce agave plants morphed in to ink studies.  The studies started as a way to document the plants, however they ended up becoming the finished pieces. The flora, combined with inspiration drawn from Mexican and Moroccan architecture and design elements influenced the West Coast versions of her new cabana scenes which she is known for.

Hampton III Gallery: "James Kirby Woodcuts" January 14-February 20, 2016

James Kirby
Woodcuts


 January 14 -February 20, 2016 

Coffee and Conversation:
Saturday, February 6, 11 - noon

Preview Exhibition

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
email:sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
Phone: 864-268-2771
Follow us on Facebook  and Instagram

Hampton III Gallery
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Suite 10
Taylors, South Carolina 29687
864-268-2771

Clemson: "The smART Series" January 14, 2016

The smART Series Clemson


This interactive and engaging five seminar series explores how the arts and creative entrepreneurship intersect. For information visit clemscon.edu/cva.

Art Collectors -- Collecting and Collections: "How Does that Work?

Sam Ogden - HBO, Set Designer for Vice Principals
Miller Gaffney - Miller Gaffney Art Advisory, Principal and Star of the OVATION TV's Art Breakers.
Alexia Timberlake-Boyd - Greenville County Museum of Art, Collections Manager.

6-8pm
Dr. Mac Arnold's Blues Restaurant and Music Venue

RSVP to VisualArts@clemson.edu

Studio 220: "Olof Sorensen Exhibit" January 15, 2016

Hyatt Regency Greenville Features Greenville artist, Olof Sorensen, in the gallery at Studio 220 Original paintings by Olof Sorensen featured on the gallery walls in beautiful Studio 220 in downtown Greenville.

The shopping, dining, and entertainment hub on North Main and Beattie, NOMA Square, is home to an event space called Studio 220 that the Hyatt uses to showcase the incredible talent that the Greenville art community boasts. Currently, the walls are hung with the vibrant, bold colors of Olof Sorensen’s large, three dimensional canvases. A professor emeritus at Furman University, Sorensen’s expertise and talent shines through in this exhibit. Sorensen’s featured paintings are very large and loaded with color and texture.  He describes them as having more in common with music than with representational works. Line or melody strengthens widens and contracts, much as a musical line. Lines, colors, textures and forms repeat, invert, contrast and are juxtaposed for a heightened effect. All paintings will be on display through the summer.

There will be a reception on Friday, January 15th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. where patrons can appreciate his unique style and meet Sorensen to hear about his process. When local events such as charity luncheons, wedding receptions, and reunions are held in Studio 220, guests have the added benefit of enjoying the charm and sophistication the art brings to the space.

http://www.olofsorensenart.com/

Centre Stage: "Heart & Soul" January 21-February 14, 2016

Heart & Soul


Directed by Kimberlee Ferreira
Music Direction by LeRoy Kennedy
Band Direction by Stan Wietrzychowski

January 21 – February 14, 2016 Thurs. – Sat. 8pm Sun. 3pm

EXTENDED: Additional Shows: Thurs - Sat Feb 18th - 20th | 8pm

Enjoy an evening of Rock and Soul!

Start your year out with a bang by rocking out to Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Temptations, The Beatles, Otis Redding, Bonnie Raitt, The Jackson Five and many, many more at Centre Stage’s hit rock show Heart & Soul! This year’s rock show will have you swaying to rhythm and blues classics and great Motown hits! Heart & Soul features those great songs that brought us all together, mixed with a healthy dose of Rock ‘n Roll.

Starring the great vocals of our phenomenal local artists perfected by LeRoy Kennedy, the rockin’ band conducted by Stan Weitrzychowski, and the smooth moves and show direction by Kimberlee Ferreira. Nobody does a music extravaganza like Centre Stage!


Valentine’s Day Event
Sunday, February 14 at 3pm

Join us for a romantic Valentine’s Day afternoon with  Champagne & Sweet Treats including LaRue Chocolates, Red Velvet Tiramisu, Chocolate Chunk Brownies, Heart Cookies, Salted Caramel and Chocolate Cups!

$50 per person or a $15 upcharge for
Platinum Season Members!

Buy Tickets

GSO: "Poetry & Drama of Life" January 23-24, 2016

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents
"Poetry and Drama of Life"
Tommy Wyche Memorial Concert


January 23 & 24, 2016

This very special Masterworks Series concert is dedicated to the memory of the late Tommy Wyche and features the world premier of Tommy's very own original composition, "Moonbeams."

C. Thomas Wyche: Moonbeams (arr.Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel)
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Op. 23 (Incidental Music for Drama of Ibsen)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, Op. 43, D major

Purchase tickets online at peacenter.org or call the box office (864) 467-3000

greenvillesymphony.org

Centre Stage: "Through the Night" January 26-February 10, 2016


Through The Night




Buy Ticketsby: Daniel Beaty
Directed by Clark Nesbitt
January 26, 27 & February 2, 3, 9, 10 2016
Tues. & Weds. 7pm
 One black child with the audacity to dream;
Five black men with the courage to change.Directed by Clark Nesbitt

Centre Stage’s provoking Fringe Series continues with a play about six interconnected black males, ages 10 – 60, who experience an unexpected phenomenon on the same evening that changes their lives forever. It is the story of a child scientist, a young man from the projects on his way to college, an ex-convict, a corporate executive, a health food store owner, and the Bishop of a mega church – and the people who love them as they make it Through the Night.

Beaty’s fascinating drama tackles multiple questions, concerns, topics and difficulties facing the black community. Dealing with timely topics such as economic survival, physical health, education, mentorship, addiction, sexuality and the church, Through the Night will challenge stereotypes and leave the audience with a sense of personal accounting about their own roles in the wider community. With diverse male as well as strong female characters, the play is grounded in the central theme of the abiding and profound love the characters share.

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is also partnering with Centre Stage for The Greenville Chamber of Commerce Opening Night Event on Tuesday, Jan. 26th. Opening night reception will begin at 6 pm. Included with price of admission.

*NOTE: Mature content not suitable for young viewers.

Opening Night Diversity & Inclusion Event
Tuesday, Jan. 26th at 6pm

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce is also partnering with Centre Stage for an Opening Night Event.
The Reception, catered by Herban-Eats,
will begin at 6 pm and is included in the price of ticket. You will also receive one free beverage per ticket.
Tickets are $15, $10 depending on seating.
Sponsored in Part by:
TD Bank, The Metropolitan Arts Council,
The Chamber of Commerce, 100 Black Men of the Upstate,
The Upstate Black Businesses and Professionals Group,

SC Black Pages, and AID Upstate.

Brian S. Kelley Photography Exhibit January 26-March 05, 2016

Brian S. Kelley Photography


Mac Arnold: Bluesman Close-up


Photography exhibit documenting the blues musician and farmer. Proceeds will benefit the Dr. Mac Arnold Scholarship fun at University of South Carolina Upstate.

Upstate Gallery on Main
172 Easy Main Street in Downtown Spartanburg

January 7 - March 5, 2016

Opening Reception: January 21, 5-8 pm

Music Performance: February 18, 5-8 pm

NGU Theatre: "Shadowlands" January 28-30, 2016

The North  Greenville University Theatre Department continues their 2015-16 season with  this powerful drama.

Shadowlands


by William Nicholson I Directed by Amy Dunlap


Shadow/ands is the story of Christian author C.S. Lewis,and his late-in-life romance with American poet, Joy Gresham. Shadowlands tells the true story of how the  reclusive Clive Staples Lewis encountered the"Jewish Communist Christian American" and unexpectedly had his world turned upside-down.  Their love, the impact of its loss, transformed all of Lewis' relationships; even with God.

Two professional  guest artists  have been contracted  to reprise the roles of Lewis and Gresham. Tim Hartman and Karla Knudsen have performed  Shadowlands previously with Saltworks Theatre Company in Pittsburgh, PA and Collective Face Theatre Ensemble in Savannah,GA.

Mamie Daniel l 864.663.0169 l 864.977.7085 l marnie.daniel@ngu.edu theatre.ngu.edu I www.ngu.edu

Performance Schedule
Thursday,January 28th through Saturday, January 30th at 7:30pm and Saturday,January 30th at 2:00pm in the North Greenville University Billingsley Theatre

Tickets
We are pleased to offer tickets at the low price of $12.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. This is an unbeatable price for a fabulous evening oftheatre,and  a wonderful chance to bring together the community. Hurry and order your tickets today because this show is a limited engagement.

Visit our website at theatre.ngu.edu or call the box office (864) 977-7085 for special group rates.See you at the show!

The Warehouse Theatre: "Uncle Vanya" January 28, 2016

The Warehouse Theatre presents: "Uncle Vanya"


 

January 29th – February 20th

Sponsored by Tom & Debra Strange

by Anton Chekhov
adapted by Annie Baker
working with a literal translation by Margarita Shalina and the original Russian text

Directed by Roy Fluhrer who directed August: Osage County and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Featuring the return of Will Ragland and Shirley Sarlin to our Main Stage…when a professor returns to his countryside home with his new, younger wife and wants to sell the old home place, the lives of his relatives are immediately turned upside down. Everyone begins to assess their lives, their failures, and aspirations. Praised as one of the most important dramatic works in theatrical literature, this classic tragicomedy delivers on all emotional fronts.

Also featuring Ronn Carroll, Jason D. Johnson, Jessica Crandall, Aaron Brakefield, Rachel Jeffreys and Angelina Mussro.

 

www.warehousetheatre.com | 864.235.6948

GLT: "24 Hour Play Festival" January 30, 2016

Greenville Little Theatre
24 Hour Play Festival


We have 24 hours to create it. You have 1 hour to watch it.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
Tickets $12

(864) 233-6238
greenvillelittletheatre.org

With Special Guest - The Laughing Stop Improv Group

Real Estate Gallery: "Harrison Blackford" February 04, 2016

Main Street Real Estate Gallery
Coldwell Banker Caine presents Greenville painter, Harrison Blackford


Join us for the artist's opening reception including wine & cheese and a viewing of Harrison's art currently on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery from January 1st - March 31st.

Thursday, February 4th | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
at 428 S. Main Street, Greenville

Chautauqua: "An Evening with Meriwether Lewis" February 05, 2016

"An Evening with Meriwether Lewis"  – a Chautauqua History Alive Benefit Show

Friday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30

Opening night of Winter Chautauqua – fabulous desserts and a private intimate performance of Meriwether Lewis by Brian Fox Ellis.

Reception starts at 7:30 p.m. with the private show at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $30 – can be purchased by phone or online.  Funds raised support our free community events. Limited seating. Reservations required.

The Fine Arts Center | 102 Pine Knoll Dr, | Greenville, 29609
Tickets and Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

GCCA: "DiverCity: Latino Art Exhibition" February 05-March 18, 2016

DiverCity
Latino Art Exhibition

Latino art through eleven diverse artists.

Friday, February 5th - March 18th, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, February 5th from 6-9 pm

Greenville Center for Creative Arts
25 Draper Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Hampton III Gallery: "James Kirby Woodcuts" February 05-20, 2016

Hampton III Gallery presents: "James Kirby Woodcuts"


Exhibition through February 20th, 2016

Coffee and Conversation February 6th from 11 - noon

Exhibition Images

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM
www.hamptoniiigallery.com
 email:sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
Phone: 864-268-2771
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Hampton III Gallery
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Suite 10
Taylors, South Carolina 29687

The Fine Art Ramblers February 05, 2016

The Fine Art Ramblers
A Post Modern String Band


The Fine Art Ramblers are made up of local artists - this show's line up will be: Jim Campbell, David (Ace) McCurry, Joel Wilkinson and Phil (Mando A Mano ) Garrett.

O-Cha Tea Bar
UNPLUGGED

February 5, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

300 River Street, Ste 122
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 283-6702

 

Chatauqua: "Meriwether Lewis, Journey into the Unknown" February 06-07, 2016

Meriwether Lewis, Journey into the Unknown – a Chautauqua History Alive Free show

Saturday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m.


Get ready for the most famous Road Trip in American history - the Lewis & Clark Expedition! Join us as Captain Meriwether Lewis goes on the Greatest Adventure of his life - up the Missouri, across the Rockies, to the end of Land. It’s a journey into the unknown - more unknown than the moon was to the astronauts - at a time when nothing moved faster than a horse. It’s a compelling portrayal that reveals Lewis not only as a brilliant commander, dedicated scientist, consummate frontiersman and savvy businessman, but also as a troubled soul.

You'll laugh - you'll be challenged - you'll have lots of questions. And Meriwether Lewis will answer them.

Lewis was not only the Commander of the Corps of Discovery, he was a scientist, journalist, cultural observer, businessman and motivator. Brian “Fox” Ellis, too, is a scientist, author of 16 books and director of Prairie Folklore Theater. Fox is part-Cherokee and has studied with elders from various tribes. He weaves the Native America voice into Captain Lewis’ epic journey across land occupied by Native Americans.

Wade Hampton High School |100 Pine Knoll Dr, | Greenville
FREE SHOW AND FREE PARKING
Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Mauldin Garden Club: "Sam Abell" February 09, 2016

Renowned National Geographic photographer, author and lecturer Sam Abell presents his illustrated talk, Seeing Gardens, on
Tuesday, February 9th at 7 pm at the Poinsett Club.


Sam Abell is the author/photographer for three garden-themed books: Seeing Gardens, Contemplative Gardens and The Inner Garden. In addition he was photographer for the National Geographic articles, ‘Herbs for all Seasons’ and ‘Gardening in America’.

Drawing on 30 years’ experience as a National Geographic staff photographer, Mr. Abell brings to audiences his remarkable images and stories as a guest in some of the most select and compelling gardens in the world.

In addition he relates the beauty of these gardens to other sites–those ‘garden-like’ places found in the world’s wilderness areas as well as the garden-inspired imagery found in societies where floral beauty is most highly esteemed.

It is this dynamic synergy between ornamental gardens, ‘wild’ gardens and those ‘found’ gardens that awaken Mr. Abell’s audiences to the universal truth that the beauty of the garden is all around us.

EVENT INFORMATION
Event: Mauldin Garden Club Distinguished Speaker Series
Featuring: Sam Abell – Seeing Gardens
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Poinsett Club – Ballroom
807 East Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601

TICKET INFORMATION
Price: $35.00 per person (Limited seating. Secured seats will be assigned as payment is received.)
Includes lecture presentation and wine & cheese reception with Mr. Abell
Credit Card: Complete the form to the right on this page. Tickets will be mailed to the address entered.

Checks: Payable to Mauldin Garden Club, Inc. Please ensure name, address and phone number are noted on your payment information. Tickets will be mailed.

Mail checks to:
Mauldin Garden Club, Inc.
201B West Butler Road, #276
Mauldin, SC 29662

Questions?
Call Tammy J. BarberMGC
President
864.640.0905

Mr. Abell will be happy to sign your Sam Abell books. Please feel free to bring them with you to the event.

http://mauldingardenclub.com/events/distinguished-speaker-series/

Centre Stage: "Hear & Soul" EXTENDED February 09-20, 2016

Heart & Soul


Directed by Kimberlee Ferreira
Music Direction by LeRoy Kennedy
Band Direction by Stan Wietrzychowski

January 21 – February 14, 2016 Thurs. – Sat. 8pm Sun. 3pm

EXTENDED: Additional Shows: Thurs - Sat Feb 18th - 20th | 8pm

Enjoy an evening of Rock and Soul!

Start your year out with a bang by rocking out to Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Temptations, The Beatles, Otis Redding, Bonnie Raitt, The Jackson Five and many, many more at Centre Stage’s hit rock show Heart & Soul! This year’s rock show will have you swaying to rhythm and blues classics and great Motown hits! Heart & Soul features those great songs that brought us all together, mixed with a healthy dose of Rock ‘n Roll.

Starring the great vocals of our phenomenal local artists perfected by LeRoy Kennedy, the rockin’ band conducted by Stan Weitrzychowski, and the smooth moves and show direction by Kimberlee Ferreira. Nobody does a music extravaganza like Centre Stage!


Valentine’s Day Event
Sunday, February 14 at 3pm

Join us for a romantic Valentine’s Day afternoon with  Champagne & Sweet Treats including LaRue Chocolates, Red Velvet Tiramisu, Chocolate Chunk Brownies, Heart Cookies, Salted Caramel and Chocolate Cups!

$50 per person or a $15 upcharge for
Platinum Season Members!

Buy Tickets

Art & Light Gallery: "Elements" February 11-March 01, 2016

ELEMENTS
Featuring Mary Hamby and Emily Jeffords


Join us for the opening reception Thursday, February 11, 2016
ELEMENTS, featuring Mary Hamby and Emily Jeffords runs February 11 - March 1, 2016

Mary and Emily work very differently, but both begin with beautiful raw wood and organic materials which evolve to collage-like form.  The connectivity of these two female artists is evident in both personal philosophy and aesthetic. The combination of the two, bring quality, excellence and a sense of peace to the viewer.

Art & Light
16 Aiken Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Liz Daly Designs: "Grand Reopening" February 11, 2016

Grand Reopening of Liz Daly Designs!


After 16 years on Main Street in Greenville. We are excited to move uptown to East Coffee Street. We would love to invite you all, who have supported us through the years, for a celebration in our new location.

Come raise a glass and toast our new beginning!

206 E. Coffee Street

Come raise your glass with us!
February 11th from 5-9pm
Art demos, kid's craft & more!

Westobou Gallery: "Cinéma Grand" February 12-March 25, 2016

Westobou Gallery Presents Cinéma Grand


Exhibition features large-format French film posters from the collection of and curated by Matthew Buzzell


Augusta, GA – Westobou Gallery, in conjunction with the Augusta University Cinema Series, will present Cinéma Grand, an exhibition of large-format French film posters beginning Friday, February 12.

Cinéma Grand features nearly twenty large-format French cinema posters dating from the 1950s through the 1990s. Curated by Augusta University Assistant Professor Matthew Buzzell from his personal collection, Cinéma Grand celebrates the striking and evocative hand-drawn, photographic and collage styles often found in French poster design. Measuring 47 by 63 inches, these diverse and at times confrontational advertising artifacts communicate the very French ideal of cinema as fine art.

Augusta University Assistant Professor Matthew Buzzell is an award-winning filmmaker. He holds a BFA in Drama from The North Carolina School of the Arts and an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute. Matthew's films have screened at festivals the world over, have been distributed internationally on home video and broadcast nationally on PBS, Turner Classic Movies and Netflix.

“In the pre-internet era, building anticipation for a film’s release was largely left to chance and art. Film posters could hold artistic sway for weeks or months in a cinema lobby. They promised the thrilling, the contemplative, the hilarious and the terrifying. Each poster stirred wonder and built anticipation. That is the power of art and Cinéma Grand celebrates my affection for that power.”

Westobou Gallery is a contemporary venue featuring a wide variety of exhibitions both during the Westobou Festival and throughout the year. Westobou Gallery offers curated exhibitions by national, regional and local artists with a focus on emerging and mid-career contemporary and experimental artists.

When: February 12-March 25, 2016. Open weekdays from 10am-5pm

Where: Westobou Gallery, 1129 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901


Events: An opening reception will be held on February 12 from 5-8pm.           

A discussion and reception will be held on March 11 at 7pm

http://westoboufestival.com/

GLT: "Emile Pandolfi in Concert" February 13-14, 2016

Greenville Little Theatre
Emile Pandolfi in Concert


Valentine's Day Weekend
Saturday, February 13 at 8pm
Sunday, February 14 at 3pm

Call for Tickets:
(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

GLT: "Emile Pandolfi in Concert" February 13-14, 2016

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "Emile Pandolfi in Concert"


Feb 13 at 8 pm
Feb 14 at 3 pm


Tickets $35


Join us as we present nationally renowned pianist, Emile Pandolfi, for the 10th year in a row!  A time of romance, music, and laughter are in store. Soprano Dana Russell will join Emile for a wonderful


Valentine's Celebration.


Call for tickets
(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

GLT: "And Then There Were None" February 19-March 06, 2016


And Then There Were None


By Agatha Christie
February 19 - March 6, 2016




Feb 19-20, 25-27, Mar 3-5 at 8 pm


Feb 21, 28 & Mar 6 at 3 pm


Based on Agatha Christie’s best-selling mystery, this story is sure to leave the audience thrilled.  Ten guests arrive on remote Soldier Island to find their host and hostess missing. A mysterious recording accuses each of them of murder, dooming them to demise in the method described by a nursery rhyme.  The ten figurines on the mantel fall one by one as the guilty succumb to justice. With nine gone and one left, will the nursery rhyme find completion? Left in the hands of an avenger, will there be any survivors?


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!2015-2016-season/c1i73



Friends of Jung: "Out of the Shadows" February 19, 2016

If you’re new to Jungian psychology or already acquainted with Jung’s far-reaching vision, you are invited to the Greenville Friends of Jung  event.

Friday, February 19, 2016

"Out of the Shadows:
A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung"

Greenville Center for Creative Arts
25 Draper St, Greenville SC  29611

7:00 pm

$10 non-members, $5 members (no advance ticket sales)

We hope you and your friends will join us Friday, February 19 for this unique event.

Warmest regards,
Greenville Friends of Jung
www.greenvillefriendsofjung.org

A two-woman reader's theater production directed by Asheville resident Carol Kessler.  The play casts light on Carl Jung and his inner circle in the creation of a new psychology.  Q and A will follow after the play with Barbara Kovaz, Jungian analyst.

GVL Friends of Jung: "Out of the Shadows" February 19, 2016

Greenville Friends of Jung presents
Out of the Shadows:
A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung

A two-woman Reader's Theatre production, directed by Asheville resident Carol Kessler. The play casts light on Carl Jung and his inner circle in the creation of a new psychology.

Q & A afterward, led by Jungian analyst Dr. Barbara Kovaz

Friday, February 19th, 2016
7pm

Greenville Center for Creative Arts
25 Draper Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Members $5, Non-members $10 at the door
Continuing Education Units for LPC and LMFT are available. Cost $15.

www.greenvillefriendsofjung.org

GVL Chamber: "Kavo & Rumler Exhibit" February 23-April 04, 2016

The Greenville Chamber of Commerce presents the work of Olivia Kavo and Nina Laidlaw Rumler


Through April 4th, 2016

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

This exhibit is brought to you by the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Art & Light February 25, 2016

Far and Wide: A Note on Looking
Featuring Glory Day Loflin


Opening Thursday, February 25th (6-8 pm)

Art & Light
16 Aiken Street
Greenville, SC 29611

http://artandlightgallery.com/

 

SCCT: "Llama, Llama..." February 26-March 06, 2016

The South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: "Llama, Llama..."


Spend the day with Llama Llama and Mama Llama as they encounter the daily fun and foibles of Llama life. Based on several of the popular Llama Llama books, this stage adaptation is sure to bring a smile to children and adults alike.

Written by Ernie Nolan based on The New York Times best selling books by Anna Dewdney

Sponsored by:


BB&T
Greenville Pediatric Dentistry
Primrose Schools
Once Upon A Child

Performance Dates


Friday, Feb. 26 at 5:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1pm AND 3pm
Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3pm
Friday, Mar. 4 at 5:30pm
Saturday, Mar. 5 at 1pm AND 3pm
Sunday, Mar. 6 at 3pm
Performances are held at
SCCT Headquarters
153 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Mill Town Players: "The Foreigner" February 26-March 13, 2016

Mill Town Players present: "The Foreigner"

February 26 - March 13th
Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

The Foreigner is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc, New York

Tickets $10
864-947-8000

Mill Town Players offers its first Southern comedy, The Foreigner, by Larry Shue. The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should—the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancée is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant. The Foreigner is directed by Kevin Treu and features Upstate veteran actors Trev Furlong, Dave DiGeronimo, Hannah Smith, David LaPage, MJ Maurer, Joe Welborn, and Jesse Winner.

Tickets are only $10 with discounts for seniors, military and students at the door or online: TICKETS
The Foreigner runs for 3 weekends Feb 26 - Mar 13, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. The production will be performed in the Historic Pelzer Auditorium at 214 Lebby Street, Pelzer.For more information about Mill Town Players and upcoming productions, call (864)947-8000 or visit www.milltownplayers.org.

Mauldin Cultural Center: "Basket Making" February 27, 2016

BASIC BASKET WEAVING


February 27 – Muffin Basket

Muffin Basket


Saturday, February 27  |  9am-1pm  |  $45


Learn basic weaving techniques as you make a useful, beautiful market or biscuit basket.   The basket features a filled in base; sides with two different types of reed; a special top row to hold a linen; a rim with 5 parts.  You will have a choice of linens and colors.  Bring an apron or shirt protector and an interest in learning this art form.   Peggy McCarson (pmccarson@charter.net, 864-963-1799) has been teaching baskets for over 15 years and is affiliated with the local Upper SC Basketmakers Guild and other neighboring guilds.   She will provide all materials and tools.  All ages (teens to seniors) welcomed!  Cost is $45 and runs from 9 am to 1 pm.  Minimum 5 students; maximum 10; please register by Feb. 23.


Basic Muffin Basket (2)

Chautauqua: "Amelia Earhart & Women in Aviation" March 01, 2016

Amelia Earhart & Women in Aviation | Chautauqua History Alive Discussion

Tue Mar 1, 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, 29601

FREE

Join an audience that loves talking back to history. Why are we still so fascinated with Amelia Earhart? Beyond the records she set and the mystery surrounding her death, Earhart remains a stirring example of what it means to journey beyond society’s expectations. It was she, along with other female flyers who were crucial to making the American public "air minded" and convincing them that aviation was no longer just for daredevils and supermen. Join us and find out how American women in aviation continue to fly above the glass ceiling.

Led by Lara Kaufmann, Public Relations Director for the Greenville Downtown Airport. Lara is a vocal advocate of the role that general aviation plays in our community, the inspiration and force behind the Runway Cafe and Runway Park, and the voice that ensures moms, dads, kids (and the business community) - that this is THEIR airport.

Introduction for Chautauqua History Alive Festival | American Adventures with Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson and Wernher von Braun performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters, June 17 – 26 – all FREE.

Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Watermedia & Collage Workshop March 04-05, 2016

Watermedia & Collage Workshop with Jane Todd Butcher
Friday March 4 & Saturday March 5, 2016, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm  
Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA)

This two-day workshop will guide artists of all levels in creating beautiful papers with water media, and show how this may be combined with painting or other forms of art.  Participants will dye and stain art tissue and rice papers with inks or acrylics, and then incorporate them into their current work, or use them to create entirely new art forms.

Artists may choose to develop their papers into mixed media paintings. Or they may combine collage with calligraphy or poetry. Or even apply it to three-dimensional items. The focus is on experimentation, color and design. The possibilities are endless.

Cost $160.00 plus studio fee $15.00
Greenville Center for Creative Arts, 25 Draper St., Greenville SC
Registration:  artcentergreenville.org
More info: 864-735-3948 or info@artcentergreenville.org

www.janetoddbutcher.com
jane@janetoddbutcher.com

International Ballet: "Passport to Dance" March 10, 2016

Passport to Dance
An Evening with International Ballet

Thursday, March 10th | 7pm
The Old Cigar Warehouse

Join us for our inaugural fundraiser, which will transport you "around the world" in celebration of International Month. Enjoy an array of eclectic cuisines, beverages and entertainment that is sure to get you on your feet in the spirit of dance.

Visit internationalballetsc.org for tickets

An event to celebrate Upstate International Month

Promotions courtesy of our friends at TOWN Magazine

RIVERWORKS: "Refugium Exhibit" March 10-April 17, 2016

Riverworks presents Christina Laurel's exhibit, "Refugium"


Refugium is a meditative space filled with orderly floating strands of constructed paper gingko leaves. The gentle currents created by physical movement through the suspensions activate the leaves which rotate, wave and quiver in response. RIVERWORKS Gallery is transformed into an oasis that provides refuge from the sensory bombardment in today's world.

Technically, a refugium is an area where special environmental circumstances enable a species to survive after extinction in surrounding areas. The gingko itself is a fossil tree that has survived and endured for millions of years. Mirroring the interior gingko leaves are the fresh, spring leaves of a specimen gingko growing outdoors near the gallery entrance.

Christina Laurel previously centered her work on constructing collages which were an homage to Japan, particularly the historical Edo period. Here she has recycled the imagery from one of her collages on hundreds of gingko leaves. The subtleties in imagery and color remind us that though we are in a paper oasis, it is symbolic of the comfort provided by the living breathing gingko. By entering the installation, we - and our species - become an ephemeral aspect of Refugium itself.

Laurel conceived and completed this installation during two artist residencies, one at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts in Rabun Gap, GA, and the other at the Paducah Arts Alliance in Paducah, KY. She was awarded a grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council for materials used in this installation. This is the inaugural exhibition of Refugium. Laurel, a resident of Greer, is an active member of our local arts community and has exhibited widely in this region as well as in upstate New York and Kentucky.

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

For more information, call:
Fleming Markel, Director
RIVERWORKS Gallery
(864) 271-0679 or email
fleming.markel@gvltec.edu
or visit www.gvltec.edu/dva/

Hampton III Gallery: "Tom Stanley" March 11-April 16, 2016

Tom Stanley
Slide Script Paintings


March 3 -April 16, 2016
Opening: Thursday, March 3, 7-9 PM

Coffee and Conversation:
Saturday, April 2, 11 - noon

Preview Exhibition

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM
Saturday 10-5 PM

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
email:sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
Phone: 864-268-2771
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GCCA: "M. Graham Lecture and Demo" March 14, 2016

M. Graham Lecture and Demo
March 14th 6-8 pm


Just like RC Cola and Moon Pies go well together, so do Suburban Paint Company and GCCA!

Join us as Art Graham offers a stimulating lecture and demonstration on March 14th from 6-8 pm. Visit with friends in the gallery and learn a little more about the terrific paints that you already know and love. There will be a time for Q&A with Art Graham.

No reservations needed!

Suburban Paint Company

M. Graham

Palmetto High: "Disney's Mulan" March 16-20, 2016

The Mustang Stage Company of Palmetto High proudly presents Disney's Mulan Jr, running March 11-20 for 6 performances. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at the door.
 
One girl is about to discover the hero inside of her, and in doing so save an empire! Embrace the adventure and magic of this musical based on the animated Disney movie. The destiny of her people is in the hands of a girl who throws tradition aside to save her family and her emperor - and an upstart dragon that will show her the way . . . because heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
 
Directed by Will Ragland and musically directed by Sue McKenzie-Chamberlin and Jared Fricks, the production features a cast of 28 and is sure to be fun for the whole family! 
 
Palmetto High School is located at 804 N. Hamilton St. in Williamston, SC.


www.anderson1.k12.sc.us/pmhs

(864) 847-7311

Centre Stage: "The Addams Family" March 17-April 10, 2016


The Addams Family






Buy Tickets
WHEN YOU’RE AN ADDAMS, YOU DO WHAT ADDAMS DO OR DIE

by: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice

Directed by: Glenda Manwaring

Show Dates: March 17, 2016 to April 10, 2016

Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain, and suffering, the way they always have, but then there is a change in plans. Their eldest child, Wednesday, has fallen in love with a strange boy, Lucas Beinekes. To the Addams, strange is normal and happy is sad. The Addams believe life revolves around death. To Morticia and Gomez’s own complexity, they invite Wednesday’s new boyfriend’s family to their home. Many strange things happen the night that the Beinekes come to visit.

Furman University Thompson Gallery: "Logistical Imperatives" March 17-April 07, 2016

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Paintings by Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, Mo.) Professor of Art Armin Mühsam will be on display in Furman University’s Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building, March 17-April 7. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception with Mühsam is set for Tuesday, April 5, 6 -7:30 p.m., with a talk by the artist at 6:30 p.m. in the gallery.

The exhibition, Clear Cut Spaces, is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Furman University Department of Art.

About his work, Mühsam says:

Landscape is the stage where people and land interact; on it, the drama between the natural, or the given, and the human-built, or technology, plays itself out. Technology in this sense encompasses all human activity to assert control over the land; in this process, technology also transfers its values and its symbols to architecture. I have come to the conclusion that technology (read: western man) writes or draws into a landscape just like an artist would draw on a sheet of paper – through and with technology, forms are assembled and manipulated to compose a kind of environment that suits man’s needs.

My diptychs are expressions of this idea, in terms of content as well as form. These landscapes are completely artificial, consisting of basic parts drawn from a pool of man-made elements such as dikes, tunnels, excavation holes, roads, foundation walls, etc., all set in a pictorial atmosphere that aims to communicate a sense of misgiving, of unease, of shifting ground despite the concreteness of the portrayed structures.

This suspicion that there might be something wrong is, I believe, central to the contemporary mindset: As progenitors and products of our industrial and scientific revolutions, we know with certainty that we are out of joint with nature but we seldom admit that we are also out of joint with our own natures as a consequence. For me, our surroundings are clear manifestations of this process - we walk and drive through dreary, meaningless environments, man-made replacement landscapes in a world rendered sterile after the disappearance of the natural.

Mühsam holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Montana State University (Bozeman, Mont.) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany.

For more information about the exhibition, contact the Furman University Department of Art, (864) 294-2074. Or visit Mühsam’s website, www.arminmuhsam.com.

Downtown Alive! March 17, 2016

DOWNTOWN ALIVE
MUSIC & ART
Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30pm
NOMA Square
In front of the Hyatt in downtown Greenville


Head downtown this Thursday for the opening night of Downtown Alive, a staple of Greenville’s street party scene for almost 30 years with drink proceeds benefiting the Metropolitan Arts Council.

Music
Kenny George Band
Alternative Country / Folk Rock

The ARTS Do Downtown Alive
Arts Tent
Stephanie Sullivan
Jewelry artist

 

MAC Arnold and Brian S. Kelley March 18, 2016

Upstate Gallery On Main
Mac Arnold: Bluesman Close-up


A photography exhibit documenting the blues musician and farmer.

Brian S. Kelley Photography

Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues Perform
Thursday March 18th, 5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Free and open to the public
In honor of the Dr. Mac Arnold Scholarship in Art & Music.

Well known Upstate blues musician Mac Arnold and his band will perform during the Spartanburg Art Walk on Thursday, March 18th in honor of the Dr. Mac Arnold Scholarship in Art and Music for the University of South Carolina Upstate. This event is free and open to the public. Contributions to the scholarship fund are welcome and tax deductible. Make you contribution to the Dr. Mac Arnold Scholarships.

Currently on view in the UPSTATE Gallery on Main are photographs by Brian Kelly of Greenville, SC who has followed the career of Mac Arnold for over ten years.
Join us for this exciting event !
For details contact Gallery director Jane Allen Nodine: jnodine@uscupstate.edu.

GVL Concert Band: "America's Musical Heritage" March 18-20, 2016

The Greenville Concert Band Presents: America's Musical Heritage


Featuring works by Gershwin, Hindemith, Reed, Zdechlik, Fillmore, Horner and Balent

Friday, March 18th at 7:30 PM free admission
Greenville Tech Auditorium, 506 S. Pleasantburg Rd., Greenville

Sunday, March 20th at 3:00 PM
$10 General Admission, $7 Seniors & $5 students
Younts Center for Performing Arts, 315 N. Main, Fountain Inn, 864.409.1050

Downtown Alive! March 24, 2016

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
Brian Collins

Country/Folk/Americana
Brian Collins Online

Arts Tent
Liz Daly Designs
Come join us at Downtown Alive this Thursday! Featuring Liz Daly-Korybski's signature glass art and Daly-Made Upcycled Designs, as well as many other Greenville artists that display at Liz Daly Designs including Melissa Fillion's Nature Inspired Necklaces and Shannon Dudar of Dudar Designs designing custom jewelry with beautiful birthstones! We will also have local pottery, paintings and photography.  We can't wait to see you all there!


A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Allen Jacobs family. The Officer who was lost in the line of duty last week.

Reedy Reels Film Workshop March 26, 2016

SAT, MAR 26 AT 10:00 AM, GREENVILLE, SC


Reedy Reels Film Workshop (FREE)


WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP?
Reedy Reels will be hosting Ron & Rebecca Tucker from the Beaufort International Film Festival who will be sharing their insights of a decade of success in participating in film festivals. Submissions, screenplays, direction, and other factors. An opportunity for Q&A and networking with the Tucker's. Elena Tropp will give insight intoo screenwriting as she has worked for Disney films. We will have refreshments afterwards.

WHERE ON FURMAN CAMPUS?
Enter the campus through Furman's main gate off Poinsett Highway. Must go right around the circle to go up the Mall. You will pass by Furman Hallon on the right, but you will need to park across the street in the Chapel lot (first left in front of Furman Hall) and cross back over to enter the McEachern Lecture Hall. Once you enter the middle entrance of the building take the stairs immediately to the left. The meeting is in the second floor almost directly in front of the stairs.

WHEN
Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

WHERE
Furman University - 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613

RSVP
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reedy-reels-film-workshop-tickets-23166522693

WHT: "Vanya & So March 28-April 03, 2016



Sponsored by Jackie & John Warner

by Christopher Durang

Directed by Mark Waldrop who directed Mimi Wyche in Souvenirs.

The hilarious Tony Award Winner for Best Play and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play revolves around the lives and loves of three siblings (all named after Anton Chekhov characters) from Bucks County, PA. When one movie star sister returns home with her latest boy toy, and wants to sell the estate (sensing a trend here, are we?), the raucousness and pop culture explosion begins with the audience riding the uproarious, sidesplitting wake!

Featuring Miranda Barnett, Kelly Wallace, Katherine LeRoy, Christopher Joel Onken, Alexandra May and Tim Ewing.


Centre Stage: "Addams Family" March 28-April 10, 2016

The Addams Family
“They’re Creepy & They’re Kooky!”
Now through April 10, 2016

The Addams’ believe life revolves around death. Strange is normal, happy is sad, but a dinner with Wednesday’s boyfriend’s “normal” family turns out even stranger! Centre Stage brings the weird and wonderful family to devilishly-delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. This magnificently macabre musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice and Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party). It’s every father’s nightmare…Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the entire family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Come meet the family. We'll leave the lights off for you.

Tickets for The Addams Family are $30, $25, and $10. Student rush tickets may be available 30 minutes prior to show time for $15 with school ID (based on availability), one ticket per ID.

Shows run Thursday through Sunday and all seats are reserved. You can reach the box office at 864-233-6733 or visit us online at www.centrestage.org.
Thurs. – Sat. 8pm
Sun.3pm
The Addams Family is sponsored by The Greenville Health System.

An Evening with Author & PBS Host Carl Safina March 31, 2016

WaterRock Institute presents Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, An Evening with Author and PBS Host Carl Safina on Thursday, March 31.

Carl Safina is a leader in the environmental field...he is an ecologist and animal researcher. His latest book, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel is currently on the New York Times bestseller list. His TED Talk has garnered over one million online hits! The details are on the attached poster.

Carl Safina will speak about his book and engage with those attending. The event date is Thursday, March 31, at the USC Upstate Campus Life Center Ballroom. 

The Reception begins at 6 pm and the Keynote Presentation at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 for the Keynote Presentation

or $55 for the VIP Reception, a copy of the Book, and the Keynote Presentation. Books will be on sale at the event and there will be a book signing following the Keynote Presentation. Tickets can be purchased at Paisley Paw Pet Boutique, 155 E. Broad Street, Spartanburg, or online at www.etix.com (enter WaterRock Institute as the venue) or simply click on this link:

www.etix.com/ticket/p/8936727/waterrock-institute-presents-beyond-wordswhat-animals-think-and-feelan-evening-with-carl-safina-spartanburg-usc-upstate-campus-life-center-ballroom

The evening is presented by WaterRock Institute, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization and hosted by Wofford College and

USC Upstate.

Hampton III Gallery: "Tom Stanley" April 06-16, 2016

Tom Stanley Exhibition through April 16


Read Terry Jarrard- Dimond's review

Hours:  Tuesday - Friday: 1-5 PM
Saturday 10 - 5 PM

864.268.2771

Exhibition paintings
Map to Gallery

Furman: "Clear Cut Spaces Exhibit" April 06-17, 2016

Paintings by Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, Mo.) Professor of Art Armin Mühsam will be on display in Furman University’s Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building, March 17-April 7. Thompson Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A reception with Mühsam is set for Tuesday, April 5, 6 -7:30 p.m., with a talk by the artist at 6:30 p.m. in the gallery.

The exhibition, Clear Cut Spaces, is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Furman University Department of Art.

About his work, Mühsam says:
"Landscape is the stage where people and land interact; on it, the drama between the natural, or the given, and the human-built, or technology, plays itself out. Technology in this sense encompasses all human activity to assert control over the land; in this process, technology also transfers its values and its symbols to architecture. I have come to the conclusion that technology (read: western man) writes or draws into a landscape just like an artist would draw on a sheet of paper – through and with technology, forms are assembled and manipulated to compose a kind of environment that suits man’s needs.

My diptychs are expressions of this idea, in terms of content as well as form. These landscapes are completely artificial, consisting of basic parts drawn from a pool of man-made elements such as dikes, tunnels, excavation holes, roads, foundation walls, etc., all set in a pictorial atmosphere that aims to communicate a sense of misgiving, of unease, of shifting ground despite the concreteness of the portrayed structures.

This suspicion that there might be something wrong is, I believe, central to the contemporary mindset: As progenitors and products of our industrial and scientific revolutions, we know with certainty that we are out of joint with nature but we seldom admit that we are also out of joint with our own natures as a consequence. For me, our surroundings are clear manifestations of this process - we walk and drive through dreary, meaningless environments, man-made replacement landscapes in a world rendered sterile after the disappearance of the natural."

Mühsam holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Montana State University (Bozeman, Mont.) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany.

For more information about the exhibition, contact the Furman University Department of Art, (864) 294-2074.
Or visit Mühsam’s website, www.arminmuhsam.com.

Spring Skunk Music Fest April 07-09, 2016

Albino Skunk Fest
SpringSkunk Music Fest


April 7 - 9, 2016

Greer, South Carolina

http://www.albinoskunk.com/

Westobou presents: "Springboard" April 08-09, 2016

Westobou Sprinboard presents two nights of outdoor events including movies and music.

When: Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th – Gates open at 4 p.m. and films begin at dark

Where: The Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA

Augusta, GA // February 25, 2016 – Westobou is excited to announce a brand new event, Springboard. The free, two-night event will be held in The Augusta Common during Masters Week. The inaugural event will feature our Starlight Cinema Features, curated evenings of music, family-friendly yoga sessions and the Sweet Sticks skate ramp.

See full release attached.

For more information, visit www.westoboufestival.com/springboard or contact Bethany Marshall at bethany@westoboufestival.com.

GLT: "A Visit From Scarface" April 08-23, 2016

A Visit From Scarface

By V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger


April 8 - 23, 2016





Apr 8-9, 14-16, 21-23 at 8 pm


Apr 10 & 17 at 3 pm


When you write about gangsters, make sure to watch your back! In 1930’s Hollywood, Ben Hecht writes a film about Al Capone and finds himself the target both of Hollywood censors and Capone’s men.  He might just have a Hollywood hit on his hands if the hit on his back doesn’t go off first!  From the writers of Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell and Elvis Has Left the Building, as always, the humor is fast and the story is wild.


http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!2015-2016-season/c1i73

Mauldin Garden Club: "Spring Fling" April 09, 2016

The Mauldin Garden Club's Spring Fling has grown into the Spring In Boom Festival & Bazaar!


When: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Where: Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 East Butler Road, Mauldin, SC 29662

Rain or Shine: In case of inclement weather the event will be moved inside the Cultural Center.

Make plans to join the many merchants, artisans, musicians and gardners who will gather to celebrate the arrival of spring.

Register now to participate: REGISTRATION

SE Center for Photo: "Saturday Coffee" April 09, 2016

Second Saturday Coffee


April 9, 10-1


The SE Center for Photography is kicking off it's Second Saturday Coffees at the Center. Join us for coffee, provided by our neighbor The Daily Grind, and donuts. No agenda, just an opportunity for photographers and those interested in photography to meet, talk shop, share work.

Chautauqua: "North Pole Discovery..." April 12, 2016

North Pole Discovery & Impact Today | Chautauqua History Alive discussion

Tue, Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, 29601


FREE

Join an audience that loves to talk back to history. How did Matthew Henson and Robert Peary find their way 500 miles across a drifting ice cap without a GPS - and no one to ask directions? Why was the North Pole so important 100 years ago? and why is it so important today? Dri. Suresh Muthukrishnan reveals some common misconceptions, the differences between the poles and the impact of current climate change. It's a North Pole adventure without getting your toes frozen!

Led by Dr. Suresh Muthukrishnan, associate professor and Director of GIS and Remote Sensing Center at Furman University.


Introduction for Chautauqua History Alive Festival | American Adventures with Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson and Wernher von Braun performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters, June 17 – 26 – all FREE.

Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Chautauqua: "North Pole Discovery" April 12, 2016

Tue April 12 at 7pm, Free 
Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville
​Led by Dr. Sursh Muthukrishnan, Furman University​

How did Matthew Henson and Robert Peary find their way 500 miles across a drifting ice cap without a GPS - and no one to ask directions? Why was the North Pole so important 100 years ago? And why is it so important today?

Suresh Muthukrishnan reveals common misconceptions, the differences between the poles and the impact of current climate change in the polar region.  It's a North Pole adventure without getting your toes frozen!

Suresh is associate professor and Director of GIS and Remote Sensing Center at Furman University. Travel-study programs with him are incredible life changing experiences (e.g. Iceland, Tanzania, India.)
​For more information: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org​

NGU Theatre: "Into The Woods" April 14-23, 2016

The North Greenville University Theatre Department continues their 2015-16 season with this sophisticated fairy tale musical.

Into the Woods


Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Amy Dunlap
Designed by Genesis Garza
Costumes by Allison Starling
Musical direction by Chase McAbee

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairy tale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The TONY Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. One of Sondeheim's most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy.

Thursday, April 14th - Saturday, April 16th at 7:30 PM

Thursday April 21 - Saturday April 23rd at 7:30 PM

North Greenville University Billingsley Theatre
864.977.7085
www.ngu.edu/theatre.php

Fine Arts Center: "Dance Concert" April 14-15, 2016

The Fine Arts Center will present their annual dance concert on April 14th and 15th in the theatre at Wade Hampton High School. Dancers will perform works by guest choreographers Brian McGinnis, Kate Skarpetowska, Tyler Gilstrap and Nathan Makolandra each evening. Elizabeth Wright, dance faculty, also has created a new piece of choreography set to the music by Andy Monroe, which will be performed in the concert as well.


The performance is 7:00 pm both evenings and tickets ($5) will only be sold at the door. The choreography for this event was generously funded by the Metropolitan Arts Council. For more information about the Fine Arts Center visit: www.fineartscenter.net


Website:
https://sites.google.com/a/greenvilleschools.us/jwoodward/

Dance News and Events:
http://facdance.blogspot.com

Fine Arts Center Dance Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/Fine-Arts-Center-Dance-1498491617095117/

MAConnect Spring Party April 15, 2016

MAConnect members are invited to join us for our spring party at Taylors Mill in the ceramics studio of Mike Vatalaro. We will also have Paul Savas, Executive & Artistic Director of the Warehouse Theatre, on-hand to discuss their season and how MAC impacts the organization.

More details to come!

Please RSVP to MAConnect@greenvilleARTS.com

Join at the door. Learn more about MAConnect membership and benefits here...http://www.greenvillearts.com/mac-programs/maconnect/

Wardrobe: Casual

Taylors Mill
250 Mill Street
Taylors, SC

Warehouse Theatre:
The Warehouse Theatre
http://www.warehousetheatre.com/?doing_wp_cron=1456163069.5535418987274169921875

Taylors Mill:
Taylors Mill
http://taylorsmillproperties.com/

Contact Erin Turner for more information:
MAConnect@greenvilleARTS.com
(864) 467-3132
Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Downtown Greenville

The mission of MAConnect is to further the goals of the Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) by organizing informative events that educate and enlighten the next generation of arts patrons so that Greenville’s cultural amenities will continue to be sustained at the highest level possible.

GLT: "A Visit from Scarface" April 18-23, 2016

Greenville Little Theatre presents,


A Visit From Scarface
The Hilarious Comedy


April 8 - 23, 2016

Call for tickets
(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Ray Giddens Outdoor Sculpture Exhbit April 23-24, 2016

Mark your calendar for an exhibition of Ray Giddens’ sculptures at Julia Peters Art Studio @ 10 Central Ave., Greenville, SC 29601 on Saturday, April 23rd from 1:00 till 5:00 and on Sunday from 1:00 till 4:00pm. Sculptures include wind driven kinetic pieces, whimsical sculpture for the garden and more serious pieces for the interior. The art includes wall hangers as well as free standing sculptures. Representative pieces are shown on my website RayGiddensSculpture.com.

The Ward: "TALES of GRIMM & LORE" April 23, 2016

TALES of GRIMM and LORE

Presented by REYS

Once upon a time, there was an enchanted art studio called The WARD. Ancient legends tell of a long ago time when this studio harbored dark secrets...secrets which were silenced for a thousand years by the spell of an evil witch.

The ancestors have long told of a night that comes once every thousand years, when 999 mythical creatures and forgotten gods awaken from their deep slumbers, to once again transform The WARD into their playground. Now, the elders have revealed that the long sleep will end at precisely 5pm on the 23rd day of April, 2016. (If the gods send down rain that evening, the date will change to April 30th)

For an offering of $10, you shall be granted entrance, to partake in the delirium of this bewitching evening. Then, at the stroke of midnight the witch's portal will once again close and 999 souls will be #CommittedToTheWARD for another thousand years. Take heed: Should you linger past 11:59pm...well, there's always room for one more.

Saturday, April 23. 5pm-Midnight
(in case of rain, the date will be April 30)

Tickets: $10

Concessions Available

Unique Fine Art by:
●The Ward's Resident Artists
●Special Guest Artists.

Music and Dance by:
●Wasted Wine/Discordia Arts
●Morgan of the Pines
●Opening Perfomance by: Elizabeth Mira

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Like us: Facebook.com/TheWardArtistStudios

Sponsors:
●REYS
●The Art Cellar
●Fete
●Whole Foods
●Swamp Rabbit Café

Mauldin Cultural Center: "Kopecky" April 29, 2016

KOPECKY


Friday, April 29

7:30pm |  Outdoor Amphitheater  |  Free


Venue / Show Information



  • Mauldin Cultural Center Outdoor Amphitheater
    101 East Butler Road, Mauldin SC 29662

  • (864) 335-4862 (no calls day-of show)  |  info@mauldinculturalcenter.org

  • Tickets are not required for entry, but recommended to claim in advance

  • Free Parking

  • Gates open 1 hour before show time.

  • Lawn Chairs / Blankets permitted

  • Coolers prohibited

  • All shows are rain or shine.

  • Food Trucks are available on-site.

  • Wine* / Beer* / Non-Alcoholic Beverages are available for purchase.


*No BYOB. Wristbands ($1/ea) required to consume alcohol on-site.

http://www.mauldinculturalcenter.org/portfolio/kopecky/

Arts Alive! April 29, 2016

ARTS ALIVE 2016!
Live B.I.G. | Brave, Inventive, Genuine

Friday, April 29th
3:30-7pm


Live Music! Food Trucks, Kona Ice, Art Auction, Class Treasures Auction, Photo Booth

Stone Academy
115 Randall Street
Greenville, SC

 

GCCA: "Brandon Fellows Artist Talk" May 01, 2016

GCCA's Brandon Fellows Artist Talk

Please join our 2015-2016 Brandon Fellowship recipients as they discuss their art practices in relationship to the growing arts center in the Brandon Mill. As art appreciator, artist, or future fellow, come join the conversation on May 1, 2016 at 2 PM. The artist talks will be in the downstairs gallery of the Greenville Center for Creative Arts, 25 Draper Street, with light refreshments to follow.

Chautauqua: "America's Race to Space" May 03, 2016

Wernher von Braun and America's Race to Space | Chautauqua History Alive adventure | FREE


Tue, May 3, 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29601


Join an audience that loves to talk back to history. We overview the Great Space Race of the Cold War, it's highlights, it's controversies, and just what rewards the Space Race yielded humanity in the years that followed.

Led by Larry Bounds, assistant Artistic Director of Chautauqua, who will also present "Let's Go to Outer Space!" at the Hughes Main Library Saturday May 7 at 2pm. And perform as Werhner von Braun, Father of Rocket Science – the man who took America to the moon – in the June Chautauqua History Alive Festival. This event is NOT a costumed performance.

Introduction for Chautauqua History Alive Festival | American Adventures with Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson and Wernher von Braun performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters, June 17 – 26 – all FREE.
Info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Village Block Party May 06, 2016

Block Party in the Arts District
The Village


Friday, May 6th
6PM-10PM
1288 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Free Admission

Entertainment
Rolling Stones Tunes provided by Local Green Dance Party

Eats and Treats Oyster Roast & BBQ
$12 all you can eat
$6 plates
$4 craft beer and wine

Complimentary tastings by: Fireforge Brewery & Six and Twenty Distillery