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October

Peace Concert Hall: "Kathy Griffin" October 24, 2014

Two-time Emmy Award-winner and NY Times bestselling author, Kathy Griffin brings her multi-faceted performance to the Peace Concert Hall this October!


After starting her career as a guest on various TV spots, Kathy Griffin began gaining notice as a stand-up comedienne and landed her own "HBO Half Hour Comedy Special." Comedy has been at the forefront of Kathy's life and she has been making audiences laugh for years with topics such as Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders.

In 2005, Kathy's reality show, "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," debuted on Bravo to rave reviews and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program and the second season of "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" won Kathy her first Emmy in that same category.

In 2009 Kathy wrote a tell-all autobiography entitled, "Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin," which topped the New York Times Best Sellers List as well as The Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly lists.

Kathy currently hosts a weekly nighttime talk show on Bravo called "Kathy," which first aired on April 19, 2012 and is currently in its third season.

Advisory: Intended for mature audiences.

October 24, 2014 | 8:00pm

Tickets start at $45

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/kathy-griffin

Warehouse Theatre: "Evil Dead the Musical!" October 24-November 01, 2014

Evil Dead: The Musical
October 10th -- November 1st

Blood, guts, singing zombies, a splatter zone, and midnight shows just in time for Halloween...
Sponsored by Susan and Steven Bichel


The Warehouse Theatre Main Stage season is sponsored by The Jean T. and Heyward G. Pelham Foundation and supported by The Harriet Wyche Endowment for Professional Artistic Excellence at The Warehouse Theatre.

The Warehouse Theatre collects non-perishable food items for Harvest Hope Food Bank of Greater Greenville. Bring an item or two with you to the theatre, and we will make sure it gets to the right place! Learn more about Harvest Hope at http://www.harvesthope.org/.

www.warehousetheatre.com

The Snope Family Band October 24, 2014

The Snopes Family Band!


The Snopes Family Band is at it again!

  We're bringing our dixie-tonk blues and rock and roll to Mac Arnold's Blues Restaurant on Pendleton St. in West Greenville this Friday the 24th at 8:00pm. 


Food by Asada!  We'll have the Captain with us blowing his harps, plus a new bassist/tuba player.  Don't miss it!

Furman Thompson Gallery: "Rebecca Gieseking" October 24-25, 2014

Thompson Art Gallery in the Roe Art Building : "Rebecca Gieseking"

Reception for the Artist: Friday, Oct. 24. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Gallery talk: 7 p.m.
Exhibit through October 25

Rebecca Gieseking (Furman alum ’09)
Intersections:  The Art and Science for Folded Paper Origami

Peace Concert Hall: "Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz" October 25, 2014

In Collaboration: The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz featuring Samson Grisman, Alex Hargreaves, and Nathaniel Smith






Following their meeting at the renowned Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013, Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids have pursued a collaboration with a depth and identity all its own. Their initial performances (on Austin City Limits and at Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series) have been widely heralded for the seamless harmony of the three singers, the unassailable virtuosity of the players, and the obvious if uncommon chemistry the young artists have found with one another. This Fall, they are presenting it, fully realized for the first time, in a limited tour of some of the country's finest symphony halls and performing arts theaters.

SARAH JAROSZ: A multi-Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who hails from just outside of Austin, TX and makes her home in New York City.  Now 23-years-old, she graduated in 2013 from New England Conservatory with a degree in contemporary improvisation in the same month her third album, Build Me Up From Bones, was released. Jarosz, who fits comfortably where contemporary folk, Americana, and roots music intersect, has long been embraced for the depth and maturity of her songwriting, her pure and nuanced vocals, and her instrumental mastery—switching between octave mandolin, banjo, guitar, and mandolin as the songs dictate. Build Me Up From Bones received two Grammy nominations and appeared on NPR’s Top Ten Folk and Americana albums for 2013.  She has appeared on Conan, Austin City Limits twice, A Prairie Home Companion, and the BBC Series The Transatlantic Sessions.

THE MILK CARTON KIDS: Grammy-nominated flat-picking harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids have emerged in the last three years as a powerful voice defining the continuing folk tradition. An understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids to the delight of traditionalists and newcomers to the folk movement alike. Garrison Keillor has called them “absolute geniuses in close-harmony.” The Los Angeles Times lauds their latest Anti- Records release, The Ash & Clay, as displaying “absolute mastery of their craft” while Paste emphasizes the “intellectual sophistication of their songs, making The Milk Carton Kids an option for purists unsatisfied with some of the pop tendencies seeping in to the genre.” The band has appeared on Conan, A Prairie Home Companion, Austin City Limits, and the Coen Brothers’ & T Bone Burnett’s “Another Day/Another Time” concert film.

October 25, 2014  | 8:00pm

Tickets start at $20

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/milk-carton-kids-sarah-jarosz

Ftn Inn Symphony Orchestra: "Masterworks 1" October 25, 2014

The Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra presents: "Masterworks 1:

October 25, 7:30pm
Tickets: $12, $10, $5
(864) 409-1050
yountscenter.org


Caleb Borick, 11, studies piano with Ran Dank at the College of Charleston and is homeschooled. He is a former student of Eunjoo Yun and Enrique Graf. He has performed at Piccolo Spoleto Rising Star Series, TEDx Charleston, Bishop Gadsden, the Garden Club of Charleston, SC Regional Arts Alliance Annual Meeting, CSO Design Showhouse, MUSC Hollings Center, the Young Artist Series at Fountain Inn and many local nursing homes and hospices.

Caleb was the Grand Prize Winner in the Philadelphia International Music Festival Concerto Competition which took place on July 2, 2014 at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. He was chosen among young musicians of all ages and instruments to appear as soloist with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra in New Jersey next year.

He was the winner of the S.C. Music Teachers Association Division II Concerto Competition and the “Amidon-Hatfield Piano Award” from the Charleston Music Club. Caleb was able to participate in the Philadelphia International Music Festival this summer thanks to a scholarship awarded to him by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League.

He has participated in multiple masterclasses and private lessons with Ilana Vered and Svetlana Smolina, and master classes with Andrew Armstrong, Sasha Starcevich, Luz Manriquez, Paolo Gualdi, andRaquel Boldorini.When not playing the piano, Caleb enjoys reading, hiking, bike riding, swimming, fishing and science.

Art Wall Music Hall: Music and Art event October 25, 2014

Art Wall Music Hall presents,


Co-Headliners Little Gold from Athens, GA and SUSTO of Charleston, SC, will play a show opened by the Greenville local band Spry Old Men. Featuring the art of Karen Leigh and Sunny Mullarkey!

Date: Saturday October 25th
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: The Station, 1172 Pendleton St. (https://twitter.com/thestationgvl )
Cover: $8
BYOB

Little Gold- www.littlegold.bandcamp.com

SUSTO- http://www.reverbnation.com/susto

Spry Old Men- www.spryoldmen.bandcamp.com
Event page: https://m.facebook.com/events/415069388642041?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A5%7D&aref=5&refid=17&__tn__=H

Peace Concert Hall: "Susan Boyle In Concert" October 27, 2014

Grammy® nominated singing sensation Susan Boyle is embarking on her first US tour, which includes a performance at the Peace Center this October!


Susan Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on Britain's Got Talent on April 11, 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables. Boyle's first album,

I Dreamed a Dream (2009), was the most pre-ordered album worldwide of all time at Amazon before its global release, and debuted as the #1 best-selling album on charts around the globe. It instantly became the UK's best-selling debut album of all time, beating the previous record held by Spirit by Leona Lewis. Boyle had sold over 19 million albums worldwide and received two Grammy Awards nominations.

Susan is arguably the most intriguing, not to mention instantly recognizable character yet to be produced by the reality talent medium, the decade’s defining TV genre. Her singing voice has a raw combination of strength and fragility, beauty and solitude. Her story demonstrates a fearlessness to dream about something other than the lot life has handed you. The chance to escape. The pivotal role of music as a conduit to go to another place, sometimes lodged at the outer recesses of your imagination, and to allow that new place to blossom. Susan’s tale has connected with so many unsuspecting people across the world because, if she can dare to dream, so can you.

Monday, October 27, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $65

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/susan-boyle-in-concert

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

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "Steel Magnolias"


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

October 30 - November 15

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

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

A FLEA IN HER EAR


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

by: Georges Feydeau, Adapted by David Ives

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

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

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

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

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

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

November

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

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "Steel Magnolias"


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

October 30 - November 15

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

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

A FLEA IN HER EAR


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

by: Georges Feydeau, Adapted by David Ives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tchaikovsky's Swan Song


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

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Vadym Kholodenko, piano

Tickets: $16-$57

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peace Concert Hall: "Ray LaMontagne- Supernova" November 04, 2014

Tickets on sale to Peacekeepers Monday, Aug. 18 at 10am.
Public on-sale Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10am.


Ray LaMontagne has one of the most remarkable stories in music's past decade. Since leaving his job in a Maine shoe factory to pursue his calling as a musician, he has released five studio albums and two live EPs, won awards and topped critic's polls internationally, and has established himself as one of the most distinctive talents of his generation. His songs have been featured in numerous films and television shows and his music career has allowed him to tour around the world in live performances fronting a variety of ensembles.

Coming off the success of 2010's God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Digital Album chart. This marked a personal-sales best for him and tied his debut chart position at #3 with Gossip in the Grain. The album garnered three Grammy Award nominations including the coveted Song of The Year category for "Beg Steal or Borrow" and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

LaMontagne released his fifth studio album, Supernova in April. The album bursts with a spirited bonhomme and a rocking, technicolor-tinged energy that's different from its four predecessors. The title track and first single is a grooving, Nuggest-style burst of neo-psychedelia in which LaMontagne's high register sounds hoarse with pleasure over the explosive power of love.

Ray LaMontagne's tour will feature songs off his newest album and old favorites. He's put together a new band, and he anticipates a new wrinkle for his performances as well. "The give me a chance to play more electric guitar, which I love to do," LaMontagne says.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $65

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/ray-lamontagne

Peace Concert Hall: "Christopher O'Riley" November 06, 2014

From the Top, with Host Christopher O'Riley


In it's thirteenth year on air, From the Top, with Host Christopher O'Riley, is one of the most popular weekly music series on public radio and has been heralded as "contemporary culture's feel-good success story" (San Francisco Chronicle).

From the Top has taped more than 260 radio broadcasts in America's premier concert halls - reaching more than 200,000 live audience members in 141 U.S. cities and 2 international cities. It has produced two seasons of its Emmy Award-winning PBS television series, which was praised by teachers and parents as "accessible, educational, and entertaining," with "real kids" and "real value."

Based in Boston, From the Top is an independent non-profit organization that celebrates the power of music in the hands of extraordinary young people, reaching more than one million people each year.

As a preeminent showcase for young musicians, From the Top shines a light on diverse young people ages 8 to 18 by sharing their stories and performances and engaging them as leaders in national broadcasts, live concerts, and outreach events across the country.

From the Top celebrates the power of music in the hands of extraordinary young people:

  • Unleashing the potential of young musicians as leaders in the arts

  • Trumpeting the role of music to impact and enrich lives

  • Inspiring and building new audiences with a deeper appreciation for classical music.


November 6, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $5

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/from-the-top

Greenville Open Studios November 07-09, 2014

Greenville Open Studios!


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

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

November 7th, 8th and 9th 2014

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

Peace Concert Hall: "Natalie Cole" November 09, 2014

Natalie Cole


Eight-time Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole makes her Peace Center appearance November 9 at 7:00 PM!

Daughter of music legend, Nat King Cole, Natalie rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable, earning her a #1 single, "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" and her first two Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Natalie soon expanded her success with her own TV special in 1977. It was one of more than 300 major television appearances in her career, including dramatic roles on "Law and Order" and "Tourched by an Angel" as well as guest spots on talk shows with Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Larry King.

Cole marked a career milestone in 1991 with the release of Unforgettable... With Love, featuring the celebrated duet with her late father, Nat King Cole. The album spent five weeks at No. 1 on the pop charts, earned six Grammy awards, and sold more than 14 million copies worldwide.

An eclectic mix of classic pop, r&b and rock tracks, her newest album mixes Natalie's stunning vocals with a list of classic songs from the likes of Fiona Apple, Aretha Franklin, Kate Bush, Sting, and others, as well as a new song, "5 Minutes Away," a writing collaboration between Cole, Austin, and keyboardist Chanz Parkman. She has worked on the album with Verve Records and Grammy Award winning producer Dallas Austin, a combination which has produced one of Natalie's most dynamic recordings to date.

November 9, 2014 | 7:00pm

Tickets start at $45

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/natalie-cole

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

The Book of Mormon


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

November 11 - 16, 2014

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

Furman Unviersity: "Faculy Chamber Music Series" November 13, 2014

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


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

8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13
Faculty Chamber Music Series
Daniel Recital Hall

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Furman University: "Timothy Olson, Organ with Judith Saxton, Trumpet" November 17, 2014

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Timothy Olson, Organ with Judith Saxton, Trumpet"


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

8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17
Timothy Olsen, Organ with Judith Saxton, Trumpet
Daniel Memorial Chapel

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Peace Concert Hall: "So You Think You Can Dance" November 18, 2014

So You Think You Can Dance


*Public On-Sale Friday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m.*

So You Think You Can Dance's eleventh-season Top 10 finalists will be hitting the road this fall!

So You Think You Can Dance, the 11-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning show that sparked America's fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall - live on tour! Celebrating its momentous 11th season, So You Think You Can Dance's Top 10 finalists will make their way across North America performing the season's most popular routines as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour.

The Season 11 tour lineup includes the following Top 10 finalists: Bridget Whitman, Casey Askey, Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens, Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie Rockey and Zack Everhart.

19 Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions will present audiences around the country with the opportunity to experience the action brought into their living rooms each week on the beloved summer series, with a variety of sizzling, one-of-a-kind dance routines they have come to expect from their favorite dancers.

November 18, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $45

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

Gunter Theatre: "Los Angeles Guitar Quartet" November 24, 2014

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet





For three decades on the concert stage, the members of the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet have continually set the standard for expression and virtuosity among guitar ensembles, while perennially redefining themselves in their musical explorations.

Popularly known as LAGQ, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, is recognized as one of America's premier instrumental ensembles. As one of the most charismatic groups performing today, their critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground.

The LAGQ's CD, "Guitar Heroes," released on Telarc, won the group their first Grammy Award in 2005. It is a heartfelt salute to the great players who inspired the quartet, as individuals and as a group. It has received raves for its unique ability to capture the feeling and fervor of diverse musical styles such as jazz, bluegrass, rock, and flamenco. Recent recordings include "Interchange", a CD featuring concertos by Rodrigo and Assad, and a DVD of "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote: Words and Music from the Time of Cervantes" with guest actor, Phil Proctor.

For more information about the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, visit their official website.

November 24th, 2014 | 7:30pm

All Ticket $45

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


December

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

HOLIDAY CLASSIC RADIO SHOWS


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

by: Charles Dickens & Joe Landry

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

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

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

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

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

Furman University: "Christmas @ Furman" December 05, 2014

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Christmas @ Furman with the Furman Singers and the Furman Symphony Orchestra."


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

8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5

Christmas @ Furman
Furman Symphony Orchestra
Furman Singers
Men's and Women's Chorales
McAlister Auditorium

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Peace Concert Hall: "Aaron Neville" December 08, 2014

Start your holiday season December 8 at the Peace Center with Aaron Neville!


Aaron Neville has had an incredible career that has seen him move seamlessly back and forth between solo work and his role in the first family of New Orleans music, the Neville Brothers. His first hit single was the landmark "Tell It Like It Is," which held the Number One spot on the R&B charts for five weeks in 1967.

Aaron went on to win Grammy Awards for his triple-platinum 1989 collaboration with Linda Ronstadt Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind, and reached the Country charts with the title track of 1993's The Grand Tour. A member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Neville's latest album, My True Story, revisits classic doo-wop numbers including "Tears on My Pillow," "Under the Boardwalk " and "This Magic Moment."

Join us this December for a night to remember as Aaron brings his holiday favorites and R&B hits to the stage!

December 8th, 2014 | 7:00PM

Tickets start at $35

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/christmas-with-aaron-neville

Centre Stage: "Sleeping Indoors" December 09-17, 2014

SLEEPING INDOORS




Homeless does not mean it wasn't his choice.




by: Jim Holt



Show Dates: 


December 9, 2014 to December 17, 2014



When literary reviewer Paul and his wife Nora invite a homeless man, Dwain, into their home for Christmas dinner, they don't expect to be so charmed by him -- or that his journal will be the incredible literary masterpiece that it is. But can Dwain, whose art thrives in anonymity, be convinced to give up the only life he's known for such comforts as sleeping indoors?

Click here for tickets.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/sleeping-indoors

Peace Concert Hall: "Brian Setzer Orchestra" December 09, 2014

The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Christmas Rocks Extravaganza!


The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, returns with their Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! tour. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Setzer has smash hits as founder/leader of The Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a solo artist. His concert will include Setzer's legendary guitar magic on hits such as "Rock This Town," "(She's) Sexy +17," "Stray Cat Strut," and "Jump, Jive and Wail" and lots more, as well as his re-imagined and acclaimed Holiday classics.

Don't miss this legendary musician this holiday season!

December 9th, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $45

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/brian-setzer

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

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "A Christmas Story"


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

December 12 - 21

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

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

"CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHORALE"


Friday, December 12, 2014 | 7:30 PM

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

OPEN SEATING

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

Peace Concert Hall: "Kenny Rogers Christmas Show" December 16, 2014

Come celebrate the holidays this year with Kenny Rogers on his annual holiday tour!


Kenny Rogers will celebrate the holidays the same way he has for the past 34 years - on the road with fans on his annual tour. Fan's attending the show will be treated to a mix of Rogers' biggest hits like "Lady," "The Gambler," and "Islands In The Stream," along with Christmas favorites like "Joy To The World" and "White Christmas."

Marked by strikingly fresh musical and vocal arrangements, Kenny Rogers' albums are warm and inviting. He consistently intertwines country, R&B, gospel, bluegrass, and choral music to create an artistic blend for a stirring collection of songs.

Known for instantly identifiable sweetly raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs, Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and recorded more than 65 albums during his storied 52 years in show business.

Rogers has received hundreds of awards for his music and charity work, including three Grammys, 11 People's Choice Awards, 18 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music awards, and five Country Music Association awards. Remaining a popular entertainer around the world, Rogers, voted the "Favorite Singer of All-Time" in a 1986 joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People, still loves touring and recording new music.

Get in the Christmas spirit this year with Kenny Rogers for a homespun holiday experience.

December 16th, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $55

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/kenny-rogers

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

A Streetcar Named Desire


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

Pulitzer Prize for Drama
By Tennessee Williams

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

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

Warehouse Theatre37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

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

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

Beauty and the Beast: The Smash Hit Broadway Musical


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

December 23 -28, 2014

beautyandthebeastontour.com

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

January

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

A Streetcar Named Desire


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

Pulitzer Prize for Drama
By Tennessee Williams

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

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

Warehouse Theatre37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

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

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

Miles Hoffman


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

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

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

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

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




Reiko Uchida


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

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

Thursday, January 8th | 7:30PM

All tickets $20

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

Peace Concert Hall: "STOMP" January 10, 2015

STOMP


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

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

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

Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 4:00PM

Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 8:00PM

Tickets start at $45

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

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

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


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

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

January 13th, 2015 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $15

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

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

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


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

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

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

ROCK 'N ROLL


The best ROCK show in Greenville!

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

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

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

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

The Youth Titans


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

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Tickets: $16-$57

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Tickets
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Peace Center: "WICKED" January 28, 2015

WICKED


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

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

January 28 - February 15, 2015
WickedTheMusical.com

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

February

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

ROCK 'N ROLL


The best ROCK show in Greenville!

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

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

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

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

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Miami String Quartet"


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

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

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

The Whipping Man


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

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

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

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

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

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

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

"SACRED MUSIC FOR A SACRED PLACE"


Sunday, February 22, 2015 | 3:00 PM

St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Chamber Ensemble 18th

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the New Sanctuary

Bingham Vick, Jr., conductor

OPEN SEATING

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

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

March

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

The Whipping Man


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

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

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

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

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

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

Furman Singers Tour Concerts March 16-17, 2015

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


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

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

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

PIPPIN


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

March 17 - 22, 2015

Pippin the Musical.com

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

April

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

SPAMALOT


A NEW MUSICAL lovingly ripped off from the motion picture.

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

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

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

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

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



BLACKBIRD






Sorting through the wreckage of a love most foul.




by: David Harrower



Show Dates: 


April 7, 2015 to April 22, 2015



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

Click here for tickets.

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

Furman Jazz Ensemble April 10, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Furman Jazz Ensemble"


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

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

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

Richard III


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

By William Shakespeare
Sponsored by Tom and Debra Strange

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

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta StreetGreenville, SC

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

Furman Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band April 17, 2015

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "Furman Jazz Ensemble"


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

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

Tickets
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Furman University: "Spring Oratorio" April 24, 2015

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


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

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

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

"MUSIC'S POWER"


Sunday, April 26, 2015 | 3:00 PM

Sanctuary, First Baptist Church, Greenville

Bingham Vick, Jr., conductor

OPEN SEATING

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

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

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

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

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

May

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

Richard III


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

By William Shakespeare
Sponsored by Tom and Debra Strange

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

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta StreetGreenville, SC

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

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

A TIME TO KILL


Don't miss the suspense of this legal thriller!

by: John Grisham adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes

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

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

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

June

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

A TIME TO KILL


Don't miss the suspense of this legal thriller!

by: John Grisham adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes

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

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

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

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



TWO ROOMS






Political issues are personal.




by: Lee Blessing




Show Dates: 


June 2, 2015 to June 10, 2015



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

Click here for tickets.

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

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

Boeing Boeing


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

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

Sponsored by Jackie and John Warner, Rogers Financial Group

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

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta StreetGreenville, SC

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

July

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

Walking Across Egypt
Inspirational southern comedy

October 25 - November 10

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

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

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

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

Artistic Director, Hernan Justo

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


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013

TBA | Peace Center Gunter Theatre

carolinaballet.org

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

A Classic Perspective, featuring the works of Jeanne Leemon

October 25 - November 16

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

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

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

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



Greenville Chorale: From Broadway with Love October 26, 2013

The Greenville Chorale Presents: From Broadway with Love

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

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

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

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

A Walk Within: Fall into Inspiration at Boxwood Manor

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

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

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

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

Jazz in the Galleries:


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

 

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

All events are free and presented by Duke Energy

Warehouse Theatre: Viva Les Divas! October 27, 2013

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

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

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

October 27 - Things That Go Bump In the Night

Coming in December

December 8 - Jingle Jazz

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

Clemson: Diana Farfán October 29, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open 6pm-9pm

8 Artists      52 works on Exhibit

FEATURED ARTISTS THIS MONTH:  David Cochran and Cherith Leidigh Cochran

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

He is available for commission work.


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

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

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

Friday, November 1 from 6-9pm

123B S. Main Street - Greenville, SC

AGGG: 6th Anniversary Party November 01, 2013

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

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

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

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

Riverworks: Sara Schneckloth November 01-December 01, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greenville Open Studios November 01-03, 2013

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

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

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

GSO: Fantastic Symphony November 02-03, 2013

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

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

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

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

The Peace Center Concert Hall

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

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


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


(864) 355-8080

Admission is FREE.


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

Gunter Theatre: Free Poetry November 03, 2013

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


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


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


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


Admission is FREE, but space is limited. 


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


 


 

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

Back by popular demand and opening this week!


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


Show runs through the end of December


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


See you Thursday!!


ART LIGHT


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


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

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

The Piedmont Woodcarvers Club proudly presents,

Sculptures and Design in Wood - 2013


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

Features and Attractions:


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

Schedule:


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

www.piedmontwoodcarvers.com

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

Little House Art Studios Drop in November 09, 2013

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


susan sorrell
www.creativechick.com

www.weddingsinaflash.com

sorrell@creativechick.com


Peace Center: From Ashes To Rebirth November 09, 2013

From Ashes To Rebirth
EDVARD TCHIVZHEL - Conductor
Show Dates

Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Peace Center: Duo Amal November 10, 2013

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

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

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

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

Tickets: $45

www.duo-amal.com/

Gunter Theatre

Southern Culture:Heather Lutrelle & Possumden November 10, 2013

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

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

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing November 10, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

Southern Culture: Biscuits and Jam November 11, 2013

Biscuits & Jam Unplugged Series featuring Tigress & SS Web

Monday, November 11, 8:00 pm

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

 

 

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

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

November 12 - 17, 2013

AnythingGoesTheMusical.com
www.peacecenter.org
864.467.3000
800.888.7768

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

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

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

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

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

betalkable.com/millman

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

Port City Java Exhibition November 13-January 01, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Paper Ornaments

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

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

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

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


Coffee and Conversation
December 7, 11-noon


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

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

Join us for one or all stops!

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

 

Southern Culture: Mark Webb November 15, 2013

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

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

Polly Gaillard: Digital Photography Class November 16, 2013

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

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

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

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

 

Southern Culture: Stevie Tombstone November 16, 2013

Stevie Tombstone w/Special Guest Banjoist, Buck Thrailkill

Saturday, November 16, 8:00 pm

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

GCMA: Wizards of Pop Family Workshop November 16, 2013

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

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

Saturday, November 16th at 11 am and 2 pm

Foothills Music Club Concert November 17, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Culture: Doug Jones November 17, 2013

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

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

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing November 17, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

GCMA: Family Art Adventure November 17, 2013

The Greenville County Museum of Art presents: Family Art Adventure

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

www.gcma.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GSO: Mozart the Magnificent November 22-24, 2013

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

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

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

The Gunter Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets: $41

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

Give the Gift of Art - Small Works Show

November 22 - December 21

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

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

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

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



Souther Culture: Grace Adele November 22, 2013

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

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

Martha Severens' Book Signing November 22-23, 2013

More than a Likeness: The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte

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

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

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


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

Southern Culture: Kelley McCrae November 24, 2013

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

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

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing November 24, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

GCMA: Music in the Galleries November 24, 2013

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

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

Sunday, November 24th at 2pm

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

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

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

November 28th - December 14th 2013

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

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

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604

Peace Center: The Irish Tenors November 29, 2013

The Irish Tenors

Show Time: 8:00 PM
Peace Concert Hall

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


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

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

Tickets: $35, $45, $55

www.theirishtenorsmusic.com/

Fused Glass Workshops November 30-December 14, 2013

Rebecca Romanek Johnson
Local fused glass artist offering fun holiday workshops!
Fused glass mini-workshops


LOCATION : The Ward Artist Studio’s and Classroom
110 Wardlaw Street, Greenville, SC 29601

(Located downtown Greenville, off S. Main near the Ballpark.
It is the last building on the right, before Academy Street)
johnsonartglass@gmail.com

(214) 321-9544


1. Create Your Own Holiday Ornament in Fused Glass:
Pick out your own base shape then, decorate it yourself.
No experience needed, and fun for all ages.
(Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult)
Make as many as you like! All supplies are provided.
-10" Tree, star, or cross base ornaments - $35
-3" x 6" rectangle base - $20 each
-6" x 6" square base - $30 each
-8" x  8" square base - $60 each
Come back in a few days to pick up your tacked fused ornament with plenty of time to display your artwork or give it as a holiday gift.

Best to call ahead and reserve a spot and your base ornament!
Register by phone or email

Choose from one of the sessions below:
-Saturday, November 30th, 9:30am-12:30pm*
-Saturday, December 7th, 9:30am - 12:30pm*
-Saturday, December 14th, 9:30am - 12:30pm*
*Glass Studio Shop will remain open until 2pm

2. Create Your Own 6 x 6 Slumped Plate in Fused Glass

Unleash your creativity!
Learn the basics of glass fusing while creating your own beautiful 6x6 fused and slumped glass plate. Class fee is $35 per plate, and all materials are supplied. Finished plates will be available for pick up at a later date, but with plenty of time for the holidays. No experience needed, and fun for all ages. (Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Be sure to call ahead and reserve a spot! Register by email or phone

Choose from one of the sessions below:
Tuesday, December, 3rd, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Wednesday, December 11th, 6:30 - 9:30pm

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing December 01, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

GCMA: Music in the Galleries December 01, 2013

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

Ring in the holiday season with GCMA. The Carolina Bronze Handbell Choir will perform favorite carols and Christmas music, all exquisitely arranged for handbells. The GCMA acoustics make this an unforgettable event!

Sunday, December 1st at 2pm

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

T.L. Norris Gallery: Small Works Show December 01-21, 2013

Give the Gift of Art Small Works Show
Featuring small sized works for the beginning collector and holiday gifter

Nov. 22 - Dec. 21

T.L. Norris Gallery
1 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609
www.tlnorrisgallery.com

Open First Friday 5:30-9pm
864.991.8645

Chamber of Commerce: Monday Night Painters December 02-January 10, 2013

Monday Night Painters
Batik Show

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

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

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

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

Bill Lewis
Retired, began art lessons with Lynn Puritt and later with Glenn Miller. Joined Monday Night Painters 10 years ago.

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

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

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

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

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

I.C.P. Workshops: Winter Wreath December 03, 2013

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

Winter Wreath:
with Julie Dodds of Willow Florals

When: Tuesday, December 3 from 7 PM to 10 PM / Where: White Whale Studios, 401 Smythe St Greenville, SC 29611 / Cost: $45
https://tito.io/indie-craft-parade/2013---2014-workshops

Centre Stage: Irena's Vow December 03-10, 2013

Centre Stage's Tuesday Night Fringe Series presents:
Irena's Vow
by Dan Gordon

December 3rd and 10th, 2013

Through the eyes of a strong-willed woman comes the remarkable true story of Irena Gut Opdyke and the triumphs of the human spirit over devastating tragedy. 19 year-old Irena Gut is promoted to housekeeper in the home of a highly respected Nazi officer. Determined to help twelve Jewish workers, she decides to shelter them in the safest place she can think of. Her story is one of the most inspiring of our time.

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

Foothills Philharmonic: "Annual Christmas Concert" December 04, 2013

“Annual Christmas Concert”
Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2013 - 7:30 PM
Reception to follow performance.


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


(864) 355-8080

Admission is FREE.


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

SCCT: Jingle Arrgh the Way! December 06-15, 2013

The South Carolina Children's Museum presents,
Jingle Arrgh the Way! A Christmas Pirate Adventure

Book, music and lyrics by Janet Vogt and Mark Friedman
Based upon a story by Melinda Long

Yo Ho Ho! Set sail in this holiday premiere and celebrate the season with Jeremy Jacob, Captain Brad Beard and the crew on a jolly adventure to find the Christmas treasure at the North Pole. Santa even makes an appearance in this musical based on an original story by Melinda Long, local author of the best selling HOW I BECAME A PIRATE books.

December 6-15, 2013
Peace Center Gunter Theatre

CBT: The Nutcracker December 06-08, 2013

The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville
Choreography by Hernan Justo

FRIDAY, December 6, 2013
7:30 pm | Peace Center Concert Hall
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013
2:00 pm & 7:30 pm | Peace Center Concert Hall


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013
2:00 pm | Peace Center Concert Hall


PERFORMANCE TICKETS

$45 / floor seats

$35 / lower Founders Circle

$30 / upper Founders Circle

$15 / balcony

Returning to the stage with its incomparable pageantry and charm, The Nutcracker is a time-honored tradition steeped in the unforgettable story of Clara's coming of age that has shaped families' holiday memories for generations. Featuring the debut of enhanced scenery, The Nutcracker: Once Upon A Time in Greenville infuses endearing hometown elements into this beloved Christmas classic. With a cast complete with more than 200 professional and student dancers, the magic and majesty of Drosselmeyer's dream for Clara come alive with a spirit that will capture your heart.

Warehouse Theatre: Avenue Q December 06-21, 2013

Avenue Q
Dec. 6-8, 12-15, 19-21
Book by: Jeff Whitty
Music and Lyrics/Original Concept: Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx
Directed by: Rick St. Peter


Imagine - what would happen if your favorite characters from Sesame Street grew up and moved to New York City – with bright eyes and big dreams? With songs like “What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?” and “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist”, the musical comedy Avenue Q doesn’t quite answer that question - but it does have puppets, prostitutes, the search for our purpose in life, cussing, kissing, and (oh yes!) Gary Coleman.

AGGG: Annual Holiday Show December 06-January 02, 2013

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville presents their Annual Holiday Show:
A collection of fine art jewelry-fabric arts-artistic metalsmithing & decor

Don't miss the AGGG annual December jewelry show and sale.   The perfect place for unique Christmas gifts that will be treasured forever. There are 11  local artists & jewelers who collaborated together at the AGGG to make this December very special. Just in time for Christmas! Nine local jewelers-Gerda Bowman, Colleen Brown, Amanda Cowen, Kate Furman, Caitlin Galloway, Suzie Grant, Jennifer Henderson, Eileen Piccoli and Deborah Strange are making exquisite pieces of handcrafted jewelry from beaded work to hand-blown glass pieces, silversmithing to beautiful gems and wire-wrapped minerals. What perfect gifts for loved ones or yourself. Come and see these fashionable and unique pieces of wearable art here at the Artists Guild Gallery through the whole month of December.

Charlie Slate is joining us again this year with her elegant collection of Shibori and block-printed silk scarves and holiday wraps. New this year, Allyson McPaul is displaying her beautiful metal pieces that you must see and have.  What a great opportunity to find unique gifts for Christmas this year!

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Saturday 10-6PM
First Fridays' til 9pm
Sunday 1-5 PM

200 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29681
864.239.3882
www.artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com

iT2Pi: Public Art Installation December 06-April 27, 2013

The iT2Pi Light Blocks public art installation is a collaboration with locoal artist, Susan Molnar, and iT2Pi students. The art installation connects technology, self expression, and community as students use coding, light, and color to send their own inspirational messages to our community

The iT2Pi Light Blocks Exhibit Dates:
January 18, 2014 at the Children's Museum & April 27, 2014 at teh iT2Pi Expo, Furman's Timmons Arena.

Kids 7-18 are always welcome to join the iT2Pi journey!
www.it2pi.org or contact@it2pi.org for more info!

Light Blocks locations:
High School:
Sully's Steamers by Ross
O-Cha Tea Bar by George
Metropolitan Arts Council by Jamel
Chocolate Moose by Jamel
Mellow Mushroom by Bekk
Luna Rosa Cafe by Jalen
Middle School:
House of Jerkey by Mckenzie
Elementary School:
Pedal Chic by Vaughn
Funnelicious by Michael
Liz Daly Designs by Colette

The Henderson Gallery: Christmas Open House December 06-20, 2013

Christmas Open House
Friday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m.
Betty Snyder - Handmade Bracelets
Leonid Kochutin - Ceramic Faces
Melinda Dement - Light of Mine
Robert Keating - Timeless March
Teresa Jones - Conlonial Lake Reflection

The Henderson Gallery
123B S. Main Street
Greenville, South Carolina
864.271.3002
www.thehendersongallery.net
http://www.facebook.com/TheHenderson Gallery

GLT: It's a Wonderful Life December 06-08, 2013

December 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, & 15
All Performances start at 8 pm, except Sunday 3 pm matinee

Relive the heartwarming and uniquely American holiday story of George Bailey, Mary, Clarence, Mr. Potter and the citizens of Bedford Falls as they face the trials and joys of life. Sure to put you in the holiday spirit, this uplifting tale will remind you that "no man is a failure who has friends."  by Richard Rose based on the film by Frank Capra    Click HERE to purchase your tickets online now!

GLT: Rudolf December 06-22, 2013

RUDOLPH
Friday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 am
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 am & 2:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 pm

There’s only one week until Christmas and those reindeer not on the Air Team work hard to complete their tasks while dreaming about one day flying with Santa. Then a test flight results in disaster and Santa must replace the whole Air Team immediately! Dasher, Prancer, Comet and Blitzen are determined to qualify in the Reindeer Games. They are equally determined to keep Rudolph off the team; his shiny red nose makes him different and different is bad. But Rudolph doesn’t give up and when Christmas Eve turns out to be foggy, we find out that “different” can be very special, indeed. ALL TICKETS TO RUDOLPH ARE $10.00

Click HERE to purchase your tickets online now!

Greenville Little Theatre has teamed up with The Children's Museum of the Upstate to bring you a December "Double Play"!  For just $15, you can see the production of "Rudolph" at the Greenville Little Theatre and receive one day of general admission to TCMU Dec 3-22.

Indie Craft Parade: Holiday Fair December 07, 2013

Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair:
It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to think about Christmas gifts, but we’re less than a month away from our Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair! Mark your calendar for this one-day event on Saturday, December 7th in The Village. Once again, it will be a neighborhood affair, with open studios, food trucks and much more!

Our Holiday Fair will be in a brand new space, with room for over 30 previous Indie Craft Parade participants. See a sneak peek of their handmade goods below and keep reading for a full list of artists.

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing December 08, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

Centre Stage: Marquin Campbell December 09-January 13, 2013

Works by Marquin Campbell
November 22, 2013 – January 13, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, November 22, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Peace Center: Mark O'Connor & Friends December 10, 2013

Mark O'Connor & Friends
An Appalachian Christmas

Show Dates
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 7:30 PM


Multiple Grammy Award-winning violinist Mark O'Connor surrounds himself with an all-star band-Carrie Rodriguez, Cia Cherryholmes Adkisson, Forrest O'Connor, Kyle Kegerreis, and Joe Smart- for an unforgettable evening.

Mark O'Connor says, "Appalachia is the original melting pot of our country featuring more diverse styles of American music than just about anywhere. This theme makes for what is a trilogy of my "Appalachia" recordings now; 'Appalachia Waltz,' 'Appalachian Journey' and 'An Appalachian Christmas.' My new album features 11 Christmas tracks, as well as several Appalachian-themed songs about a beloved hunting dog, passing a fiddle down through the generations, and offering a new version of "Appalachia Waltz" itself with classical guitarist Sharon Isbin, one of my most well-known pieces. . . Growing up in the O'Connor musical household, Christmas time was a wondrous mixture of Christmas carols, fiddling, bluegrass and other traditional American music. And that is the spirit of 'An Appalachian Christmas.'"

Tickets: $15 - $35

www.markoconnorchristmas.com
Buy Tickets


Blood Connection: Melinda Hoffman & Johnny Nut December 10, 2013

Artist Reception
Featuring: Melinda Hoffman and Johnny Nutt
Tuesday, December 10th
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Melinda Hoffman, painter, has a degree in fine arts and has studied print making.
Johnny Nutt, potter, teaches art classes at TL Hanna High School in Anderson.

The Blood Connection
435 Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC

For more information about the artists, go to:
thebloodconnection.org/about-us/artist-showcase

 

GVL Chorale: Christmas with the Chorale December 13, 2013

Christmas with the Chorale

Friday, December 13, 2013
Seneca HS Honors Chorus
McAlister Auditorium,
Furman University
7:30PM
The Greenville Chorale brings to life the joyful and meaningful sounds of Christmas with a program of beautiful choral music. Traditional carol arrangements, exquisite singing, and the highly acclaimed Seneca HS Honors Chorus will set the stage for the entire family to enjoy. The audience, called "the largest, most enthusiastic audience-choir in the Upstate," will join in the singing fun, too. Truly, this is a "most wonderful time of the year!"

The Ellis Gallery: Art Sale December 13-15, 2013

Art Sale!
December 13-15, 2013
www.JaninaEllis.com

The Ellis Gallery will be selling paintings online from past shows.

After nearly a decade of full-time art indulgence, I have collected a back-room full of paintings --remnants of previous exhibitions, one-off experiments and collectibles that simply have not found a home, yet. They are pieces that I am proud to dislay and deserve to be pulled out of the closet. I am offering them now, at a reduced rate, with the hope that will find 'perfect spot.' Enjoy!

William Felton School of Crafts: Holiday Sale December 13, 2013

Holiday Ceramic Sale and Show

Friday, December 13th
7pm - 9pm
Bring a friend!

Student and teacher work for sale

Special Guest Artists

250 Mill Street Suite 1a
Taylors, SC 29687

For more information contact Shane Bryant
feltonschool@gmail.com
864.325.4233

GCMA: Holiday Party for Children December 14, 2013

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

Jingle bell time! It's a swell time--at the GCMA Holiday Party for Children! Meet Santa Claus and enjoy hands-on art activities, refreshments, and entertainment.

Saturday, December 14th from 2-4pm

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

Expanding Heart and Spirit Art Studio December 14, 2013

Expanding Heart and Spirit Art Studio
Jennifer Lynne Ziemann

May you be well, may you be joyful, may you be full of peace.

Please stop by to see new work and perhaps find a holiday gift such as hand painted Adirondack furniture.

Saturday, December 14th from 1-5pm.
Any other hours can be arranged by appointment.
864.436.1875
peaceatlast.z@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/expandingheartandspirit

1278 Pendelton St.
Studio 4 above Clemson.

 

Foothills Philharmonic: Christmas Concert December 14, 2013

Foothills Philharmonic and Greer Cultural Arts Council present
Annual Christmas Concert and Toys for Tots Drive

Saturday, December 14, 2013 7:30 p.m.


J. Harley Bonds Career Center
505 North Main Street
Greer, SC 29650


Foothills Philharmonic continues its 13th concert season (Story Tellers) this Saturday evening with our annual Christmas ConcertIn this program, we will be performing seasonal favorites along with a Toys for Tots drive. The 2013-2014 season features an exciting repertoire showcasing international masterpieces that tell stories.  Season 13 will explore everything from classical and popular favorites to more intimate chamber music, and probably a few selections you’ll hear for the first time.

Performing in Greenville since 2000, Foothills Philharmonic is committed to providing high-quality, classical music performances to the Upstate community free of charge.  Each concert is followed by a complimentary reception that allows patrons to meet our musicians and artistic director.

So come on out, bring a toy for a child, and prepare to enjoy an evening of wonderful Christmas music.

Studio 12B: Figure Drawing December 15, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

COST
$10 per session pays yer' amazing model

HUH?
Call Jessie: (843) 817-5295

Glow Lyric Theatre: "Amahl and the Night Visitors" December 16-18, 2013

Amahl & the Night Visitors

Throughout the decade of the 1950′s, Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera Amahl and the Night Visitors was a beloved Christmas television tradition. Amahl was the first opera to be commissioned for television, and the first to fully exploit the potential of the new medium.  With a libretto (in English) of great lyrical beauty, penned by the composer himself, and a cast of superb singing actors, Amahlmagnificently achieves the goal of NBC Opera Theatre’s founders, which was “to bring sincerity and realism to opera.”  The work, tailored by Menotti for children, was for many an eye-opening introduction into the world of opera as musical theater.  It remains a delightful, inspirational, and ultimately deeply moving experience.  GLOW is looking forward to making Amahl an annual Holiday tradition, and invites you to bring the whole family to enjoy this charming one-act opera.

Click here to purchase your tickets online, or call the Younts Center box office at (864) 409-1050. $25 for adults / $15 for students.

December 16, 17 &18 at 7:30pm
Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 N. Main St.
Fountain Inn, SC

(864) 409-1050

Peace Center: Celtic Woman December 17, 2013

Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas-The Symphony Tour
Show Dates
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 7:30 PM


The enchanting Irish music sensation Celtic Woman will perform their beloved Christmas songs in a unique and more traditional symphonic setting. Parting from their critically-acclaimed, majestic tour productions, A Christmas Celebration--The Symphony Tour will organically showcase the pure angelic voices of Celtic Woman in a reverent yet dynamic live music experience accompanied by the stirring instrumentals of a full symphony orchestra.

Since Celtic Woman's March 2005 debut, this unique all-female ensemble continues to have mainstream success. No other group of this particular adult contemporary genre can claim over 6 million CDs/DVDs sold worldwide, two Top 10 album debuts on the Billboard Top 200, 3 Gold and Platinum albums, 4 Top 5 releases on the Billboard Top Video chart and over 1.5 million concert tickets sold. With the launch of this special tour during the holiday season, fans have a great stocking-stuffer-tickets to the dazzling live concert experience of Celtic Woman!

celticwoman.com

Tickets: $65; $75; $85; $95

Port City Java: Conley, Fox, Hartwick December 17-January 01, 2013

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

Exhibit is up through January 1st, 2014
Contact (864) 979-9041 for questions about the Exhibition

Port City Java
11 South Main Street
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 6:30am - 9:00pm
Friday: 6:30am - 11pm
Saturday: 7:30 - 11pm
Sunday: 7:30 - 9pm

Carolina Bronze: Handbell Ensemble December 17-21, 2013

Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble presents
"The Music of Christmas"

December 1, 2013        2:00pm
Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

December 8, 2013        7:00pm
First Baptist Church of Pendleton
351 South Broad Street
Pendleton, SC 29670

December 21, 2013       11:00am
Ice on Main
208 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

For more information and current updates call
(864) 238-4639 or visit
www.carolinabronze.net

Centre Stage: Works by Marquin Campbell December 17-January 13, 2013

Works by Marquin Campbell

November 22, 2013 - January 13, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, November 22, 6:30-9:00pm

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

MAC: Round and Around December 17-January 16, 2013

The Harrisons Do Art
Works by Georgia and Darrell
Decemeber 9th - January 16th

Paintings by Georgia Harrison and Turned Wood pieces by Darrell Harrison

Metropolitan Arts Council Gallery
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

27 Awards at the RIVERWORKS Gallery December 17-20, 2013

27 Awards at the RIVERWORKS Gallery
December 6, 2013 – December 20, 2013
Hours: 1-5 PM, Wednesday through Sunday
Reception:  December 6, First Friday, 6-9 PM


27 Awards is an exhibition of the award winners from “The VPA Annual Student Exhibition” at Greenville Technical College.  “The VPA Annual Student Exhibition” marks the culmination of a year of studio work by recognizing the best works created by Greenville Technical College’s visual and applied art students. 27 Awards represents the many courses of study offered by Greenville Technical College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department including sculpture, advertising design, computer animation, design and color, digital illustration, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and website design.  According to Shane Howell, Head of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, “27 Awards encourages our students and provides them a professional venue to celebrate their talents.” 27 Awards offers the public the opportunity to admire and celebrate the successes of Greenville Technical College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Enid Williams, Greenville Technical College’s Professor of Art and Gallery Director of the Greer Campus Galleries noted “Jurors Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers’ and Nathan Cox’s academic and studio experience in both two and three dimensional disciplines resulted in a balanced and careful selection process. The jurors were extremely sensitive to overall quality and conceptual strength of the 151 submissions, noting particular strength in the areas of drawing and photography. Submissions were narrowed to 81, making it what a juried exhibition should be: a competitive process resulting in a strong and cohesive show.”  The jurors, Anderson University’s Professor of Art Mitchell-Rogers and Associate Professor of Art Cox selected 27 Awards now on view in RIVERWORKS Gallery.

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

Monday Night Painters December 17-January 10, 2013

Monday Night Painters: Batik Show
Through January 10th, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Bill Lewis
Retired, began art lessons with Lynn Puritt and later with Glenn Miller. Joined Monday Night Painters 10 years ago.

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

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

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

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

The Handlebar: Tuesday Swing Dancing December 17, 2013

TUESDAY SWING DANCE
Today, 7:00 pm

Lessons start at 7 p.m.


Paul and Ansley host the best dance around. They've been teaching swing, with an emphasis on fun, for nearly as long as there's been a Handlebar. There's always a crowd. For info, click on the Facebook link, below.


$5 to dance - Age Policy

The Handlebar: Gene Dillard's Bluegrass Jam December 17, 2013

GENE DILLARD'S BLUEGRASS JAM ... As always, the fun is free.
Today, 8:30 pm

Wanna fiddle around? Then guit on it, with Gene, Steve, John, Matt and Friends in one of the Upstate’s longest-running BLUEGRASS JAMS. Bring your banjo, Dobro, guitar, mandolin, doghouse bass or spoons and your own fun self and find out why the ’grass is always bluer on our side of Tuesday nights. As always, the fun is free.


Free in the bar - Age Policy




The Handlebar: Soulful Christmas with Delvin Choice December 18, 2013

"The Voice's" DELVIN CHOICE in SOULFUL CHRISTMAS, to benefit South Carolina Youth Advocate Program feat BIG TEZ SHERARD, WHITNEY WALTERS, JAMIE WRIGHT, TAMEKA SIMMONS DIAZ, CRAIG SORRELLS and KELLY JO
Tomorrow, 8:00 pm

"The Voice's" DELVIN CHOICE in SOULFUL CHRISTMAS, to benefit South Carolina Youth Advocate Program

Flamboyant contestant from "The Voice" pitches in to help kids in major fund-raising event


Everyone who knows Delvin Choice knows that the Greenville entertainer should have won – or, at least, gone waaaay further than he did – on NBC’s “The Voice” last August. But nothing, not even an appearance on an Emmy-winning reality show, can keep a good man down. And Delvin’s a good man; even The Hollywood Reporter called him a “colorful personality.” Delvin’s also a classically trained musician, and he’s giving his all Soulful Christmas, a top-shelf benefit to raise funds South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP, see link below) and for toys for children for the holidays. Joining Delvin are some of the Upstate’s hottest talents, including Big Tez Sherard (renowned drummer for bluesman Mac Arnold, among others); inimitable songstress Whitney Walters and vocalist Jamie Wright; hornmeister Craig Sorrells; Tameka Simmons Diaz; Kelly Jo; and more. The event also spotlights children and youths who’ve come out of the foster-care system. A dynamic, powerful holiday party awaits, so get your tickets before they’re gone. (Donations of toys, clothes, cash appreciated!)


$15. (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy

The Reserve at Lake Keowee: Sean David Anderson December 20, 2013



December 20, 7:00 p.m. at Founders Hall at The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Sean David Anderson is a critically acclaimed operatic baritone singer, who began his career at the age of 10. Some of his notable achievements include debuting with New York City Opera in the fall of 2007 as the Judge in Margaret Garner, performing the role of Marcello in Baz Luhrman's Bohème on Broadway, and singing the title role in the Italian premiere of Argento's Casanova. Most recently, Anderson performed Iago in Sarasota Opera’s take on Verdi’s Otello, debuted the role of Valentin with the Indianapolis Opera's production of Faust, performed as Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore with Opera New Jersey, and closed 2012 with Knoxville Opera’s Die Fledermaus.



All events free and open to the public
All guests are kindly asked to RSVP to Kathryn Gravely, Executive Director for The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation, by calling (864) 481-4010 or sending an email to kgravely@reservekeowee.com.





 

The Handlebar: Second to None, 3&20 and Silvermane December 20, 2013

SECOND TO NONE, with 3 & 20 and SILVERMANE Three bands! Only five bucks! An Upstate holiday special (NOTE: Early Show Time!
Friday, December 20, 2013, 8:30 pm


Modern rock with a dash of country/hip-hop decks The Handlebar hall


Second To None brings a post-grunge sophistication to Upstate rock with a sound reminiscent of Three Days Grace, Seether, Three Doors Down and, even at times, Staind. After opening here for Pop Evil and Appetite for Destruction and participating in Gorilla Productions showcases and fundraisers, the band’s headlining their own show in anticipation of the Jan. 14 release of their CD, “Release Me.” Second to None’s driving, radio-friendly tunes offer a big sound compliments of the velvet-and-hammer vocals of lead singer Barry Soltes, along with the brave addition of a cello; their four years together have polished a tight, harmony-laced punch. Sharing the bill is 3 & 20, an Easley band that mixes things up with a mashup of country, hip-hop and R&B. Rounding out the bill is Silvermane, a new addition to the Upstate’s music scene, with a post-punk sharpness that even has a bit of a Brit-pop feel. (As always click on the links below to hear their music, then see ’em live -- for only $5!)


Only $5 - Age Policy

The Handlebar: The Work's 12th Annual Christmas Jam December 21, 2013

THE WORK'S 12th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JAM, featuring PETER ROWAN
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 8:00 pm

THE WORK'S 12th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JAM, featuring PETER ROWAN

Free Mexican Airforce's commandante joins Upstate's biggest holiday benefit-bash


The legendary Peter Rowan takes this year’s Christmas Jam to heights as high as his own Free Mexican Airforce. Yes, the guitarist/mandolinist/vocalist-yodler, who once belonged to Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, has joined the Upstate’s biggest, jammin’-est holiday bash. The Work’s 12th annual Jam also features Daniel Hutchens of Bloodkin; Jeff Sipe Trio; and Cravin’ Melon. Hutchens has performed with the likes of Lou Reed, Gov’t Mule and Widespread Panic; Sipe, drummer for Leftover Salmon, has worked with Bela Fleck, Waylon Jennings and Lucinda Williams; and nobody can get enough of Cravin’s “Sweet Tea.” Past jams have included the likes of Grammy Award winners Yonrico Scott and Kofi Burbridge, of Derek Trucks Band; John Keane, legendary producer for R.E.M. and Indigo Girls; Kevin Harris of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band; and many more. Sponsored by Croft Architecture and benefiting Meals on Wheels, the jam always packs out the concert hall and often jams the stage. Get your tickets now!


$18 in Advance / $21 Day of Show (proceeds from ticket sales benefit Meals on Wheels) (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy

Drivin N Cryin w/ Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project December 26, 2013

DRIVIN N CRYIN with special guests ED ROLAND (of Collective Soul) & THE SWEET TEA PROJECT

At the Handlebar
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 8:30 pm

Goin' Straight To Hell in day-after-Christmas cabin-fever cureall with South's rock gods


Far as we’re concerned, Drivin n Cryin has reached rock-gods status. A rockumentary, an acclaimed catalog and, of course, tons of fan-love. Since 1985, the Atlanta band has always thrown down shows you’re not likely to forget (except for, well, the beer/whiskey thing.) “Crunching hard rock is the ‘drivin’ part, brittle countryish balladry the ‘cryin,’ with the two linked by a heavy dose of Led Zeppelinphilia,” Rolling Stone raves. And what makes this Handlebar show even more compelling: the addition of Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project. Roland, the charismatic, velvet-voice frontman for Collective Soul, and his new project have released Devils ‘n Darlins, a “playfully dangerous,” neo-Nashville hipsters’ delight, says Wilkes-Barre, PA’s Weekender. “Ed Roland has no problem showing off his roots, with an elegantly inspired back-porch charm and inimitable songwriting nerve; think Collective Soul’s rock candy served up with a little grits ‘n gravy.” Tasty. Very tasty, indeed.


$15 (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy


Taylor Moore, Youth Model and Mark Webb December 27, 2013

TAYLOR MOORE, YOUTH MODEL and MARK WEBB Holiday special! Only $5!
At the Handlebar
Friday, December 27, 2013, 8:30 pm

TAYLOR MOORE, YOUTH MODEL and MARK WEBB

Homegrown triple bill celebrates Greenville pop, rock, blues, Americana talent0


One of ‘em’s coming home, one of ‘em’s leaving for exotic lands, and one’s playing a hometown show, a buffet of pop, rock, blues and Americana. Singer/songwriter Mark Webb kicks things off with Americana-tinged rock that has earned him opening slots for Justin Townes Earle and Truth & Salvage Co., among others. Next up, Greenville’s Matt Holmes has a new band you’ll hear more about, Youth Model, celebrating their critically acclaimed debut CD, “All New Scars.” “It’s hard to imagine a modern radio station that would pass up on the pop gems” on the album, SC Music Guide says. “Holmes has created a pretty amazing-sounding record,” with a synth-pop sound of the ’80s mixed with an alt-pop feel of artists like Mathew Sweet. Capping off the night is Taylor Moore, the guitar slinger who’s heading off to Thailand. But before he goes, he finishes off this big show with his greasy, funky rock-blues. And all for only $5, a true holiday treat. (As always, click on the links below for their music.)


Only $5 ... ! Note early show time - Age Policy


The Peace Center: The Wizard of Oz December 31-January 05, 2013

The Peace Center presents,
The Wizard of Oz


December 31, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014


Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar - winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart's desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family.

WizardofOzTheMusical.com

AGGG: Guest Artist Barbara Stoop January 03-30, 2014

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville Welcomes January 2014 Guest Artist Barbara Stoop

Opening Reception on Friday, January 3, 6 - 9 pm

200 N. Main St. Suite 104, Greenville, SC

Barbara Stoop is a paper artist and started her craft of paper cutting in 1994.  She is especially attracted to the folk art designs of Eastern Europe and Poland. Her paper cuttings have been on display in shows by the Guild of American Papercutters at the Biltmore House in North Carolina.  "Often my work contains religious themes, which reflects my profession for the past 33 years as an ordained Presbyterian minister.  I have been a pastor for the past 26 years at Westminster Presbyterian Church, in Greenville, SC."

The Artistry: Nowhere/Now, Here January 03, 2014

The Artistry Gallery and Workshops presents:
Nowhere/ Now, Here: Sculpture and drawings of Carey Morton

Frist Friday, January 3rd
Opening reception: 6-9pm

12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Jennifer Lynne Ziemann: First Fridays January 03, 2014

Friday Night, January 3rd, 2014.

Expanding Heart and Spirit Art Studio will be having a New Year Sale.
30% all items from 6-9pm

1278 Pendleton Street
Studio 4 Above Clemson

Clemson: Jeanet S. Dreskin Exhibit January 06-26, 2014

Jeanet S. Dreskin: The World's Her Oyster: 70 Years Making Art


Acorn Gallery
Clemson University Center for Visual Arts
Clemson, SC 29634

Friday, January 24
Gallery Talk from 5:30-6pm
Reception from 6-8pm
Lee Gallery

Paintings included in this exhibition are from the artist's studio, from collections of the Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina State Museum, South Carolina State Art Collection, Pickens County Art Museum, Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, Spartanburg Art Museum, Palmetto Bank, Hampton III Gallery, and from private collectors.

Jeanet's work is in the collections of The Smithsonian National Museum of American Art; Imperial Chemicals of Mancester, England; Strobel of West Sohne, Munich, Germany; Guild Hall Museum of East Hampton, Long Island, New York; Zimmerli Museum of Rutgers University; Georgia Musuem of Art; Asheville Museum; Columbia South Carolina Museum of Art; Gibbes Museum of Art; Greenville Health System; Wells Fargo National Bank; and the Federal Reserve Bank of Charlotte, NC.

Jeanet is represented in Greenville by the Hampton III Gallery.

The Handlebar: NOAH with Alex Hunnicutt & Sam Burchfield January 09, 2014

NOAH with special guests ALEX HUNNICUTT and SAM BURCHFIELD
Thursday, January 09, 2014, 7:00 pm

Greer teen and YouTube sensation rocks with a full band to celebrate his debut CD


(NOTE: Early show time!) Here’s something of a familiar Handlebar story. One night just over a year ago, a youngster from Greer played to a small crowd here. Five days later, said youngster, who’s only 19 and goes by the mononymous Noah, appeared on the Today show (he's also been on Leno). Anyway, it seems that right after his second Handlebar show, he had made a video of himself covering LMFAO’s tune, “Sexy And I Know It.” The video went viral to the tune of 18 million views. Now he's returning for his third Handlebar show, a hometown CD release party that’s bound to be packed. His wildly acclaimed new album, “Among The Wildest Things,” departs from the cover songs that landed him a management deal with Selena Gomez’s people; this project, produced by the legendary Rick Beato (Shinedown), showcases all-original, all Noah-made material. “Wow,” the Examiner says of the teen's debut album. “His voice is intoxicating, full of emotion, vulnerability, soul and passion.” Expect huge things. We know.


$12 (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy


GSO: Mostly British January 11, 2014

GSO Spotlight Series
Mostly British

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

Sat. jan 11
2pm & 7pm

Malcolm Arnold
Woodwind Quintet, Op. 2
Frank Bridge Sally in Our Alley
Frank Bridge Cherry Ripe
Gustav Holst  Wind Quintet in A-flat, Op. 14 (H67)
Astor Piazzolla  arr. A.
Wiebecke-Gottstein,
Three Tangos

"The British are coming! The British are coming," accompanied by an Argentinean, in this delightful program of chamber music.

CBT: In / Humanity January 11, 2014

In / Humanity
HERNAN JUSTO, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

www.carolinaballet.org/season-performances/in-humanity
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2014
7:30 pm | Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center



PERFORMANCE TICKETS

$25 per ticket



In service of Greenville’s Year of Altruism, which encourages a return to humanity and service among local businesses and organizations, CBT will perform a unique work, custom created for YOA. This original ballet will highlight the struggle of everyday people to positively contribute to society and enrich the lives of others, and examine the inner turmoil experienced by individuals when deciding between a base, selfish existence and the intrinsic joy of giving to others.


The Year of Altruism is a community-wide movement, powered by humanity, running from August 2013 to June 2014. To learn more, visit yearofaltruism.org.

Arts Center of Clemson: portfoilo prep for students January 11, 2014

Arts Center of Clemson: Portfoilo Prep for Middle & High School:

Do you know a young artist that is interested in applying for a summer, high school, or college art program?  This focused workshop is just what they need to help make their work shine!

The workshop will focus on how to build a strong portfolio and the best presentation of the artist's work.  Students are asked to bring their sketchbook, current work and art supplies for their medium.  

The workshop will be held this Saturday, January 11, 2013  from 10am-noon. 

The charge for this 2 hour workshop is $20.00 each. Please reply to info@explorearts.org or call 864-633-5051 to register. Payment can be made by credit card at time of calling or by a check at the door.  

Parents are asked to plan on staying for the first fifteen minutes of the class and to return at 11:30 a.m. for the last 30 minutes of class.

Please forward this email to anyone you know that are making plans to apply for an art program or are just interested in visual arts.

The instructor, Dana Howard,  taught art history and visual language at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities for 11 years. During that time she helped adjudicate student applications for all of the Governor's School Visual Arts Programs, both summer and residential. In addition, Dana has assisted countless Governors’ school students as they prepare portfolios for successful college admissions and National Portfolio Day.

Tommye M. Hurst, Executive Director
212 Butler Street
Clemson, SC 29631
864-633-5051

Art and Chautauqua | Rising to the Occasion January 12, 2014

Art & Chautauqua | Rising to the Occasion
Sunday, January 12, 2014


Two shows:
2:00 and 3:30pm


Art captures moments of time, in space. History is a collection of those moments. And at Art & Chautauqua you can experience both - when History comes to life through Art. In this illustrated discussion, the audience is challenged to visualize and re-live four decisive moments in history when Patrick Henry, Robert Smalls, Clara Barton and Harry Truman stepped out of obscurity and “Rose to the Occasion.” And as always at Chautauqua, you the audience are a part of the show. Art & Chautauqua is so popular two shows have been scheduled.

Greenville County Museum of Art, 420 College St, Greenville, 29601
Museum admission, parking & programs - all FREE.
More info: (864) 244-1499 or greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org


 

Vino & Van Gogh: Phil Garrett Acrylics Class January 14-15, 2014

Phil Garrett will be teaching a 2-day workshop based on Golden Acrylics at Vino & van Gogh next Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am-4pm (Jan. 14 + 15).

To sign up: http://www.vinoandvangogh.net/products/phil-garret-photo-class?start=1389693600000&end=1389693600000

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

The Handlebar: Against Me! January 16, 2014

AGAINST ME! with special guests THE SIDEKICKS and THE SHONDES


Thursday, January 16, 2014, 8:30 pm

AGAINST ME!

Post-gender transition is only part of pre-CD-release explosion for Florida punk rockers


Against Me! has to be the world’s most defiantly honest, relentlessly anarchic and exhaustively searching hardcore/punk-rock band. See, lead singer Tom Gabel isn’t Tom Gabel anymore, she’s Laura Jane Grace, and she’s still the lead singer of a band whose fire gets ever hotter through 16 years. This, despite more personnel changes than many bands that last even half that long; new additions include drummer Atom Willard of Rocket From the Crypt and Inge Johansson of The (International) Noise Conspiracy on bass. With Grace’s longtime sidekick, guitarist James Bowman, the Florida band now unleashes even more fresh energy – akin to adding solar panels to a nuclear reactor. Reviews are breathless, too, with critics like the Twin Cities (Minn.) Daily Planet calling the band an “elemental force.” And we get to catch them just before the release of their new CD, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. You can bet that as soon as that album hits, AM!’s star will explode well beyond The Handlebar.


$17 (incl sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy

Peace Center: Don Williams January 17, 2014

Known as "the gentle giant," Don Williams's laid back style and imposing stage presence has been thrilling audiences for decades. With a Country Music Hall of Fame induction, hits like "Tulsa Time," and the critically acclaimed And So it Goes, he keeps getting better.

Friday, January 17th at 8:00pm

$25-$55

Don-Williams.com
www.peacecenter.org

The Handlebar: Rusted Root January 17, 2014

RUSTED ROOT with special guests CRAIG SORRELLS PROJECT
Friday, January 17, 2014, 9:00 pm

Among the top-most requested bands, jam-worldbeat fusion stars thump up your winter


Hailed as “the songsmiths of a veritable soundtrack to the ’90s,” as Jambands.com says, the ever-enduring and perpetually relevant Pittsburgh band marks 20 years and its seventh album, “The Movement.” Integrating a Grateful Dead-style jam-heavy rock with the percussion influences of Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, the sextet has “become good at embracing their musical past, even while moving ahead” (Jambands.com again). And their live shows are chock full of movement, too, a glinting, thumping sonic “Ecstasy” – the title of another of their mid-’90s breakout singles. At a CD release show in Kansas City, “the crowd had worked itself into a frenzy … the band had fulfilled its mission: It played to this packed room … as if it had been an amphitheater, and that was the real reason to celebrate.” Big band, huge crowd, rich history, thick sounds – that’s a big deal. And Rusted Root, among Handle-fans’ most-asked-for acts, returns to shake your winter into some serious Movement.


$22 (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) - Age Policy


Jade Castle Studios: Al-ter-na-tive January 18-25, 2014

Opening January 18th - Live Music, Wine, and Snacks
7am - 10pm
Closing January - Wine and Snacks
7am - 10pm


Open by appointment Jan 20th-23, and 1-6 Jan. 24th
We are still accepting submissions. Email submission to tag alternative@gmail.com
ART SHOW EVENT INVITE FB


This is not your typical art show in Greenville. It will be a fun unique art event featuring some of Greenville's best artists, presenting fresh exciting work! A spectacular evening of art live music and video projection. You don't want to miss this!


Jade Castle Studios
501 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC
864-382-7810

Centre Stage: Greg Flint + Paul Flint January 21-March 17, 2014

Come see the Brothers Flint in their new exhibit at Centre Stage.
January 17 - March 17, 2014

Centre Stage
501 River StreetGreenville, SC 29601

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00pm

Clemson: Jeanet Dreskin - 70 Years of Art January 22-February 06, 2014

Jeanet S. Dreskin - 70 Years of Making Art
Center for Visual Arts, Clemson University: Lee Gallery and Acorn Gallery
January 6- February 13, 2014

You are invited to attend the gallery talk on Friday, January 24, 2014,at 5:30pm and reception from 6pm to 8pm at the Lee Gallery and the AcornGallery, Clemson University, for a solo exhibition of paintings byJeanet S. Dreskin.  Included in the exhibition are new works from theartist's studio, as well as works from the collections of GreenvilleCounty Museum of Art, South Carolina State Museum, South Carolina StateArt Collection, Chapman Cultural Center, Pickens Museum, Palmetto Bank,CU-ICAR,  Hampton III Gallery and from private collections.

 

 

Jeanet's work is in the collections of the Smithsonian National Museumof American Art; Imperial Chemicals of Manchester, England; Strobel ofWest Sohne, Munich; Guild Hall Museum of Art of East Hampton, LongIsland, NY; Zimmerli Museum of Rutgers University; Georgia Museum ofArt; Asheville Museum; Columbia South Carolina Museum of Art; GibbsMuseum of Art; Greenville Health System; Wells Fargo National Bank; and,the Federal Reserve Bank of Charlotte, NC.

 

 Jeanet is represented in Greenville by Hampton III Gallery.

 

Centre Stage: Rock n' Roll January 23-February 15, 2014

Rock n' Roll
January 23rd - February 15th 2014

Centre Stage does it again with a tremendous original concert of favorite tunes through the ages. We capture the tunes you've carried with you since childhood with yet another Rock n' Roll presentation that brings the house down every night. We're gonna bring you the first 3 decades of rock n' roll as we go back to the roots of the most popular music ever created!

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604

GSO: Ardent Romantics January 25-26, 2014

Sat. January 25, 8pm
Sun. Janusry 26, 3pm

WagnerDie Meistersinger,
Prelude
Wagner Tristan und Isolde,
Prelude and Liebestod
Wagner Ride of the Valkyries
Rachmaninoff  Symphony
No. 3, Op. 44, A minor

Celebrate the 200th birthday of German Composer Richard Wagner with an evening dedicated to his genius. The evening culminates with the exciting world of dark passion, striking lyricism and triumph in the Greenville premier of the Third Symphony by the fervent Russian romantic, Sergei Rachmaninoff.

The Ward: Curiosities January 25, 2014

Saturday, January 25th from 5 -8 PM at THE WARD artists studio

Curious guests are also invited to our after party at Gringos, where you will continue to be amazed and entertained with Strange and Unusual Music by WASTED WINE featuring Discordia Arts.

Give your "Curiosities" ticket to your Gringos server and your first house drink is FREE!! (good only during the after party)

Your ticket price includes: Entrance to the Curiosities Art Show, One raffle ticket, Curious refreshments, After Party at Gringos, One Free Gringos house drink
http://www.zvents.com/greenville_sc/events/show/369023998-curiosities

Tickets: $3 in advance/$5 at the door

Suzanne Vitti, Kay Larch, Neil Medlin, Suny Mullarkey McGowan, Lindsay McPhail, April Ranae, Kim Sholly,

Guest Artists: Allen Coleman, Paul Flint, Diane Kilgore Condon, Oddity Collector: Jeff Zaglin, The "ArtCade", DJ Bobby, Curated by SHINOLA

GLT: 24 Hour Play Festival January 25, 2014

24 Hour Play Festival
January 25th – ONE NIGHT ONLY!


8 pm Tickets only $10.00!!

Studio 444 proudly presents the 24 Hour Play Festival.  Writers begin the evening of January 24th, creating new plays and incorporating features selected previously by Greenville Little Theatre guests.  Scripts are handed to actors the next morning, where they are read, rehearsed, and performed the same night!  Join us for a truly unique evening of original plays!

Order online: http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/online-ticket-purchase
Or get them at the door, 
or call the BOX OFFICE AT
864-233-6238 

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College St
Greenville SC 29601
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org 

Keith Davis Trio - Free Concert January 27, 2014

Please join us for an evening of live music!
Monday, January 27th


The concert will be at Spartanburg Methodist University in Gibbs Auditorium in Ellis Hall.

It starts at 7:00 pm, and admission is free and open to the public.

Keith
--


www.innergroovemusic.com

Peace Center: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess January 28-February 02, 2014

The Peace Center presents,
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess


Jan. 28th, 2014 - Feb. 2, 2014


Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, the great American Opera, THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, is hitting  the road in a stunning new staging, including such legendary songs as "Summertime," and "I Got Plenty of Nothing."

This classic story is set in Charleston's fabled Catfish Row, where the beautiful Bess struggles to break free from her scandalous past, and the only one who can rescue her is the crippled but courageous Porgy. Porgy and Bess' relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theater's most exhilarating love stories.

PorgyandBessTheMusical.com

PorgyandBesstheMusical.com

Port City Java: Winter Art Exhibit January 30-March 31, 2014

Ceramics by Catherine Duvall
Photography by Chuck Morton
Encaustics by Roger Bruckner

Port City Java
11 S. Main Street
Greenville, SC

Show Opens: January 17
Show Ends: March 31

Port City Java Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 6:30am-10pm
Friday: 6:30am - 11pm
Saturday: 7:30am-11pm
Sunday: 7:30am-10pm

For more information about the show:
Call (864) 979-9041

Wetzel: Janina Tukarski Ellis Exhibit January 30, 2014

A Parallelization of the City of Greenville and the City of Munich

Janina Tukarski Ellis has spent numerous years traveling back and forth between Munich, Germany, and Greenville, SC. Both are artistically inspirational cities. Both at home. Whether depicting the humid and languid summer afternoons in Falls Park or teh crisp and bustling winter mornings in downtown Munich, Ms. Ellis strives to capture and record the feelings of 'home' evoked from the memory of both cities.

Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 6-9pm

Wetzel Office
511 Pettigru Street
Greenville, SC
(864) 286-1177

SCCT: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type January 31-February 09, 2014

CLICK CLACK MOO: COWS THAT TYPE OPENS NEXT FRIDAY, JAN. 31-FEB. 9
Beat the winter blues and warm up with Farmer Brown and his animals in this delightful musical based on the popular children’s book by Doreen Cronin.
Don’t forget about our 1st Sunday $16 tickets for all at 5:30pm!


Performance Dates & Time

Friday, January 31 at 7pm
Saturday, February 1 at 1:30pm and 5:30pm
Sunday, February 2 at 1:30pm and 5:30pm

Friday, February 7 at 7pm
Saturday, February 8 at 1:30pm and 5:30pm
Sunday, February 9 at 1:30pm

**Special price of $16/person for this performance only
All other performances are $26/adult and $17/children 18 & under.

Performances are held at the
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Greenville, SC

http://www.scchildrenstheatre.org/onstage-tickets/onstage/click-clack
http://www.scchildrenstheatre.org/images/PDF/auditions/click_cast.pdf

Chautauqua: Opening Night Benefit Show January 31, 2014

Opening night Chautauqua Benefit Show Fri Jan 31


An Evening with Marie Curie


Fabulous desserts and a private intimate performance with Susan Frontczak as Marie Curie

7:30pm Fine Arts Center (next to Wade Hampton HS)

Tickets:  $30  For more information caroline@greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org

Mail checks to: Greenville Chautauqua, 11 Rock Side Ct, Greenville, SC 29615 

Purchase today via a secure Paypal transaction. You do not need a Paypal account, just a credit card.

Foothills Philharmonic: "Chamber Concert" February 01, 2014

“Chamber Concert”
Saturday, Feb. 1st, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Reception to follow performance.


Cannon Centre
204 Cannon St., Greer, SC 29651
(Near Greer City Park, 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer, SC 29651)

Admission is FREE.


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

The Handlebar: Robyn Hitchcock February 01, 2014

ROBYN HITCHCOCK - solo-acoustic NOTE: Early Show Time!


At the Handlebar
Saturday, February 01, 2014, 8:30 pm


Whimsical, surreal British cult hero returns with new CD


When Rolling Stone decides to review your new album, that’s one thing, and when they give it 4 out of (nearly impossible) 5 stars and call you a “psychedelic cult hero” and then goes on to praise the record as “delightful, incisive” and “one of his recent best,” why, you’re an icon yourself: Robyn Hitchcock. Robyn’s latest album, Love From London, joins his two-dozen-plus other releases and furthers his reputation is “one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters,” says Allmusic, which adds: “Hitchcock has continued to develop his whimsical repertoire, deepen his surreal catalog and expand his devoted audience beyond the boundaries of cult stature. He is among alternative rock's father figures.” Now he returns, solo-acoustic, with decades’ worth of songs filled with “chiming folk-rock grace and slippery black humor” (Rolling Stone again), as well as his keen wit and even the occasional evocation of fellow Briton, John Lennon. A remarkable evening of influential music.


$18 (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) - Age Policy


Chautauqua: Marie Curie February 01-02, 2014

Marie Curie: Passion, Ambition & the Price paid | a FREE Chautauqua History Alive show

Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2 at 2pm

Meet Marie Curie, the obsessive genius who ushered in the age of atomic physics and opened the door of science, performed by nationally acclaimed historical interpreter Susan Frontczak. Born in obscurity, a woman in a man's world, Marie Curie became the era’s most decorated scientist. Daring vision, curiosity and bone crushing work led her to the needle in the haystack. Experience her personal tragedy, patriotic passion, courageous dreams, and the towering achievements - which eventually took her life. As always at Chautauqua, you the audience are a part of the show - and the show is FREE.

Wade Hampton HS Auditorium, 100 Pine Knoll Dr, Greenville, 29609
more info:  (864) 244-1499 or greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org

Opening night benefit show will be held Friday January 31 at 7:30 at the Fine Arts Center, 102 Pine Knoll Dr, Greenville, SC 29609.  Fabulous desserts and a private intimate performance and personal time with Susan Frontczak as Marie Curie.  Limited number of tickets $30 call 864-244-1499 or email caroline@greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org

Centre Stage: Phoenix February 04-11, 2014

Centre Stage's Tuesday Night Fringe Series presents:
Phoenix
By Scott Organ

February 4th & 11th, 2014

When Bruce and Sue meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night -stand, both are forced to consider a whole new world of possibility, though not one free of difficulty and loss. A dramatic comedy about courage.

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

I.C.P. Workshops: Learn to Knit February 06, 2014

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

Learn to Knit


with Deb Potter of Merciful Hearts Farm
When: Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 7 PM – 10 PM / Where: Tealoha, 131 E McBee Ave Greenville, SC 29601 / Cost: $25

https://tito.io/indie-craft-parade/2013---2014-workshops

Thompson Gallery: "Beautiful Ruins" February 06-March 07, 2014

Beautiful Ruins
Photography by Terri Bright


February 6 - March 7, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6th, 6:00-7:30pm

Thompson Gallery, Roe Art Building
Furman University, Greenville, SC
info:864.294.2074

Terri Bright is Associate Professor of Art at Furman University where she teaches photography and drawing. Beautiful Ruins features work made during Bright's most recent sabbatical in 2012, and includes images from Florida, Nova Scotia, Namibia and South Africa.

Warehouse Theatre: August Osage County February 07-March 01, 2014

August, Osage County
Feb. 7 - 9, 13 - 16, 20 - 23, 27 - 28, Mar 1
By: Tracy Letts
Directed by: Roy Fluhrer


When the alcoholic patriarch of the Weston clan disappears, the family comes together to confront buried tensions, explosive secrets, and the unspoken truths that bind them together. At the center of this extended family is Violet, the volatile, pill-popping grandmother and one of the most unforgettable characters in modern theatre. August: Osage County is a tour de force.

First Fridays Gallery Crawl February 07, 2014







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

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

10 Central Avenue Studios
Allison Anne Studio
Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville
Artistry Workshops and Gallery
Bryan Hiott Studio
Buntin Studio & Artworks
The Charmed Nest
Color of Grey Studios
Dabney Mahanes and Denise Waldrep Studios and Gallery
Daly Designs
Doug Young Studios
Ellis Gallery & Studio
Greenville Makers
Grushovenko Gallery
The Henderson Gallery
Julie Hughes Shabkie Studio and Gallery
Les Beaux Arts Gallery
Mobili Farm Tables
Patricia Kilburg
Riverworks
Skivers Book Craft Studio LLC & Blue Door Gallery
Studio 12B, Suzanne Bodson
Studio 201 Art Crossing
The William Felton School of Crafts
T.L. Norris Gallery





Younts Center: CBT on Tour February 07, 2014

February 7, 7:30pm

Carolina Ballet Theatre works to encourage and engage the next visionaries in artistry and choreography. In this production, audiences will see the versatility and innovation that makes CBT special. This presentation features the best original works by CBT resident choreographers Francesca Genovese, Madeline Jazz, Matt Harvey and Artistic Director Hernan Justo. The performances serve as examples of contemporary works with classical ballet techniques.

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

For information on how to buy tickets or to find out more about the Younts Center, Fountain Inn:  www.yountscenter.org

Art & Light: "The Days Lost" Book Release & Art Show February 08, 2014

Art & Light presents: "The Days Lost Book Release and Art Show"
Reception and book signing: Saturday, February 8, 12pm - 3pm


Join us at Art & Light for a unique show where art and literature collide. Come see artwork influenced by Shannon McCrimmon's latest book, The Days Lost. Featuring works by: Kent Ambler, Annie Koelle, Paul Flint, Tim Speaker, Sheila Lutringer, Chris Jones, Sarah Mandell and Josh Mandell.

The Days Lost: meet the Author:
On the heels of her high school graduation, Ellie Morales is spending her summer vacation in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her dad and brother, Jonah. Having lost their mother only months earlier, all of them are trying to cope with the loss in their own way.

Part routine, part escape, running is Ellie's way of dealing with her grief. Shortly after sunrise each morning Ellie and her dog, Bosco, set out for a lengthy run on the path that passes by her house and leads deep into the woods of the Blue Ridge Mountains. One fateful morning, Ellie is lead off the trail and discovers a secret that will change her life, as well as the lives of the family she meets, forever. One member of this mysterious family is Sam Gantry, who seems unlike any guy she's ever known.

This meeting sparks a series of events, causing Ellie to question everything she's ever known and believed. The more she learns about Sam and his family, the more she wants to help find the missing puzzle pieces.

Art & Light
4 Aberdeen Drive
Greenville, SC 29605

All titled by the author will be available for sale at the reception.

Younts Center: Glenn Miller Orchestra February 08, 2014

February 8, 3 & 7:30 pm

The most popular and sought after big band int eh world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 lived dates a year all around the world.

Younts Center for the Performing Arts
315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
864-409-1050

For information on how to buy tickets or to find out more about the Younts Center, Fountain Inn:  www.yountscenter.org

 

Peace Center: Soweto Gospel Choir February 09, 2014

Sunday, Feb 9, 2014 3:00 PM

". . . songs calculated to go straight to the heart, sung with that joyous sense of celebration and exuberance" -West Australian, Perth

The magnificent 52 strong Soweto Gospel Choir leaves all who hear it stunned with emotion. Showcasing the best vocal talent from South Africa, expect earthly rhythms, rich harmonies, acapella numbers, energetic dancing, vibrant costumes as they perform both traditional and contemporary music.

Soweto Gospel Choir has toured world wide since their founding in 2002 including appearances at Spoleto Festival in Italy. They have won multiple awards including 2003 American Gospel Music Award for "Best Choir" and 2004 Gospel Music Award's "Best International Choir." Their debut CD Voices From Heaven reached the Number 1 spot on Billboard's World Music Chart within three weeks of its US release. The choir has performed with Diana Ross, Deborah Cox, Danny K, Josh Groban, and Vusi Mahlasela and performed for numerous celebraties including Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton, Mariah Carety, Mary J Blige, and Tina Turner. Soweto Gospel Choir has also appeared as guests on NBC's "Today Show,"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

The choir also collaborated with Peter Gabriel on the song "Down to Earth," for Disney's blockbuster animated movie "Wall-E," which won a Grammy in the Best Movie Song category. The choir's albums have also won two other Grammy Awards for "Best Traditional World Music" and received a third nomination for "Best Contemporary World Music."

Tickets: $15

www.sowetogospelchoir.com/
www.thepeacecenter.org

Viva les Divas! Anatomy of Love February 09, 2014

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching.  What better way to jumpstart your week than with a few love and love-gone-wrong songs?  The Divas (Jean Calvert and Whitney Walters) with the 6-piece Dale Burke Band have hand-picked songs from the vocalists of The Great American Songbook and are bringing them to The Warehouse Theatre this Sunday evening, Feb. 9th, at 8 pm, in their show ANATOMY OF LOVE.

Sunday, February 9th at 8:00 PM

Tickets are $25 and are available online here:  http://www.warehousetheatre.com/extras.

You may also call the box office at 864-235-6948.  

Seats are limited, so get your reservations now!  

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta St.
Greenville, SC 29601

Riverworks Gallery: NETWORK February 10-23, 2014

RIVERWORKS Gallery presents Network, Greenville Technical College Visual Arts Faculty and Staff


On view now through February 23, 2014

Artists’ Reception: February 7, First Friday, 6-9 PM

Network showcases the creative excellence of the faculty and staff of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Greenville Technical College.

The exhibition features work from Shane Howell, Jim Horner, Zane Logan, Linda McCune, Patrick Owens, Enid Williams, Fleming Markel, Kara Bender, Carly Drew, and Nancy Elhers. Both themes and media are broad-based, including contemporary strategies as diverse as autobiographical narratives to culturally/socially inspired themes.

Network is representative of the department’s diverse curriculum, including sculpture, painting, drawing and photography.

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts is comprised of seven areas of visual arts concentration:  drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, digital media, and art history. The program prepares students for employment in graphic art or digital media as well as offering a strong foundation for students interested in pursuing four-year university degrees in studio or applied arts. 

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

1-5 PM, Tuesday through Sunday

AGGG: Melody Meredith Davis Exhibit February 10-28, 2014

Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville's February guest artist is Melody Meredith Davis


Davis' pencild drawings capture both the depth and range of emotional expression through the human form, an she finds endless inspiration from those who surround her.
She states, "I love the challenge of painting and the immediate energy of digital photography, but it is the clarity of pencil drawing that is the best therapy.

200 N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864.239.3882
www.artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am to 6pm, Sun 1 to 5pm

 

T.L. Norris Gallery: "La Ville d L'Amour" February 10-March 29, 2014

T.L. Norris Gallery presents “La Ville de L’Amour” beginning February 7 from 5:30-9pm


T.L. Norris Gallery opens a romantic window into cities around the world in its second annual Cityscapes show.  Come First Friday, February 7, to see beautiful works that showcase familiar views from hidden side streets of Greenville to the river walks of Paris and more. 

Proving that Greenville is a city for lovers, gallery veteran Jacki Newell features intimate scenes of Main Street strolls and Falls Park glimpses.  Faye Vander Veer takes you on Paris bike rides along the Seine and into intimate conversations at side street cafes.  New gallery artist Russell Jewell captures couples walking hand in hand through London, Amsterdam, and right here in Greenville.

Peace Center: Buddy Guy & Johnny Lang February 11, 2014

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 7:30 PM


At 76, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy is an influence on titans like Hendrix, Clapton. . . and Jonny Lang. Join us for an incredible evening as they serve up some sizzling electric blues.

Buddy Guy has received 6 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (the most any artists has received), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. In 2012, he was awarded the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to American culture. Also in 2012, he published his long-awaited memoir, When I Left Home, and released Live at Legends, which has been nominated for Best New Recording in the Living Blues Awards.

At the age of 16, Jonny Lang found incredible success with the release of his major label debut album Lie To Me. Sixteen years later, with the release of his newest album, Fight For My Soul, he is entering a chapter where he has found his true voice. The album defies categorization by a single genre. It is defined by textured arrangements, broad worldview, gorgeous vocal melodies, and expressive guitar playing. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to interact with some of the most respected legends in music, including Buddy Guy.

Tickets: $45 - $65

www.buddyguy.net
www.jonnylang.com/

Buy Tickets


PEace Center: A Weekend with Oscar February 13, 2014

A Valentine's weekend festival of Oscar nominated films.

Nominated Films:
Blue Jasmine
Thursday, February 13, 7:00pm

The Broken Circle Breakdown
Friday, February 14, 7:00pm

Short Films:
Live Action Shorts, Saturday & Sunday,
February 15 & 16, 1:00pm

Animated Shorts, Saturday and Sunday, February 15 & 16, 3:30pm

Documentary Shorts
Saturday & Sunday, February 15 & 16, 6:00pm

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

Younts: Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra February 13, 2014

Fountain Inn Symphony Orchestra
Lightly Seasoned

February 13, 7:30pm

Featuring a performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and String Orchestra by Geral Finzi, this performance is just in time for Valentine's Day. Call the box office and ask about our dinner and a show option, available for $25.

Younts Center for the Performing Arts
315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
864-409-1050

For information on how to buy tickets or to find out more about the Younts Center, Fountain Inn:  www.yountscenter.org

CMA: "Japan and the Jazz Age" February 13-April 30, 2014

Japan and the Jazz Age
On View in the Lipscomb Family Galleries
Through Sunday, April 20


Japan and the Jazz Age features a dynamic range of material, enticing visitors to discover this rich period in world history and visual culture. This exhibition recreates the energy and excitement of the Art Deco age in Japan between the two world wars-from the 1920s to 1940s. The artists celebrated in this exhibition transformed the traditional motifs in Japanese art to reflect their more cosmopolitan lifestyle while capturing the rapidly changing and modernizing Japanese culture during the jazz age, including flappers and music halls.

This beautiful and historically fascinating exhibition tells the story of how the traditional transformed into the modern. With extraordinary skill and creativity, Japanese artists married the urbane decorative styles emerging in Europe with revered forms of the past: geisha became flappers; ancient origami cranes turned into sleek, gold statuettes; kimono morphed into emblems of fashion chic. Art Deco injected new style into everything from traditional woodblock prints and textiles to sculpture. The contradictions of this epic era in world history of the 1920s and 1930s, and the astonishing innovation that can result from a clash between the old and the new are evident in Japan and the Jazz Age.

The exhibition is drawn from the Levenson Collection-one of the world's premier collections of Japanese art in the Art Deco style-and is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia under the title DECO JAPAN: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945.

This exhibition is presented through the generosity of Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina, Sylvan's Jewelers, Mikimoto (America), Dr. Suzan D. Boyd and Mr. M. Edward Sellers, Colonial Life, Fuji Photo Film, Inc., Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough LLP, Benjamin and Jerry Dell Gimarc, Robin and John Mark Dean, Smith Family Foundation, The Japan Foundation, New York, and Japan America Association of South Carolina.

 

General Info:
803.799.2810
www.columbiamuseum.org

Location:
1515 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

General Admission:
$12 or less everyday! Always FREE for members
 

CMA: "Imperial Porcelain from Japan" February 13-May 18, 2014

Meiji Magic: Imperial Porcelain from Japan
On view in the Mamie and William Andrew Treadway, Jr. Gallery 15
Through May 18


After years of shogun rule, in 1868 Japan was once again ruled by an Emperor. He took the name Meiji, which means "enlightened rule". This period is called the Meiji Restoration and lasted until 1912. The government realized that Japanese arts and crafts could be exported to answer the Western curiosity about Japanese culture and to help stabilize the Japanese economy. The province of Satsuma was a particularly important producer of porcelains and stoneware during this rich period of production.

The Satsuma ceramic pieces in this exhibition represent the characteristics that attracted collectors in the West as well as at home in Japan. The artists painted with delicate brushes, applying tiny strokes of enamel on the ceramic surface. Their compositions were intricate and highly detailed scenes of Japanese life. Each piece is unique with designs that tell stories about Japanese customs, the landscape, and life at court and in the countryside.

These images captured the imagination of turn of the century collectors just as they do today. The level of detail requires close study to uncover all the nuances of each piece. Through them, the viewer can be transported into a fantasy world of ancient Samurai and festivals under blooming sakura trees in Japan's parks.

This exhibition is sponsored by Walda Wildman, CPA, LLP.

General Info:
803.799.2810
www.columbiamuseum.org

Location:
1515 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

General Admission:
$12 or less everyday! Always FREE for members

Furman Symphony Orchestra and Soloists February 13, 2014

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


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

8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13

Concerto Concert
Furman Symphony Orchestra and Soloists
McAlister Auditorium

Tickets
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GLT: Emile Pandolfi in concert February 14, 2014

We are thrilled once again to have Emile Pandolfi share Valentine's Day with us! An evening of romance, music, and laughter are in store!

February 14, 2014

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

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

GSO: Musical Jewels of the 19th Century February 15-16, 2014

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents,
Musical Jewels of the 19th Century
Benjamin Beilman, Violin

Sat. February 15th, 8pm
Sun. February 16th, 3pm

Sibelius Finlandia, Op. 26
Sibelius Violin Concerto,
Op. 47, D minor
Dvorak Symphony No. 5,
Op. 76, F Major

Go back in time and be dazzled by the musical luminosity of three nineteenth century gems. Sibelius truly enchants with Finlandia while Dvorak pulls at your heart strings with his splendid Fifth Symphony. Making his Greenville debut is the young, rising star, Benjamin Beilman, who will display his impressive virtuosity in Sibelius' Violin Concerto.

Peace Center Concert Hall

 

2nd Stage: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe February 15-23, 2014

Feb. 15-23- 2nd Stage presents: THE LION, THE WITCH and THE WARDROBE
At SCCT Headquarters- 153 Augusta Street
Scchildrenstheatre.org

The Handlebar: Rodney Crowell February 15, 2014

RODNEY CROWELL with special guests PETER COOPER and ERIC BRACE


At the Handlebar
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:30 pm


Iconic Nashville performer/writer/producer returns after blockbuster tours, albums, memoir


Being around Rodney Crowell is sublime enough, but it’s also a bit like finding yourself in the Kevin Bacon parlor game where you’re suddenly just a degree or two from some of American music’s biggest names: Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Kris Kristofferson and Vince Gill, not to mention Johnny Cash and Cash’s daughter (and Rodney’s ex-wife, Rosanne). Those relationships are the result of a career as enveloping as his magnetic shows. The Grammy-winning performer has contributed No. 1 hits like “’Til I Gain Control Again” (Crystal Gayle) and “Long Hard Road” (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), as well as several No. 1 singles with Guy Clark. Rodney's indeed a bona fide Nashville icon, so much so that it's virtually impossible to say all that needs to be said about him in space so short as this one. Suffice to say that, as soon as we announced this show, tickets started flying.


$21 (includes sales tax and music-licensing fees) ($2 extra at door under age 21) (under age 18 welcome only with a parent) Note early show time. - Age Policy


Deep Winter Blues Concert & Harmonica Workshop February 15, 2014

“Deep Winter Blues Concert and Harmonica Workshop”


Saturday, February 15 at the Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center


Baby…it’s been cold outside! Come join the friends of the Pickens County Museum as “Music in the Mountains 2014” continues with the Hagood Mill hosting a free “Deep Winter Blues” concert on Saturday, February 15 from 12:00 until 3:00 in the mill site Visitor Building.

The concert will feature Steve McGaha, well known upstate blues guitarist, teacher and 2003 winner of the prestigious Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award, along with harmonica master Freddie Vanderford. Freddie’s passion for music started at an early age when he befriended legendary blues harmonica player Peg Leg Sam at the age of 16. His talent and enthusiasm for music have earned him much recognition and many awards, including the 2010 Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award, which he was awarded for "maintaining and sharing the tradition of Piedmont Blues Harp. Joining Steve and Freddie for the day will be our special guest, blues guitarist, J. Michael King. Playing the blues since 1966, Michael has absorbed many influences and mastered many styles resulting in his performances with such artists as Chuck Jackson, Bobby Lewis, Billy Joe Royal, Phil Guy and many more. For visitors to this month’s Hagood Mill event Michael will be serving up a healthy dose of the local South Carolina music known as the Piedmont Blues.

All three of these “blues cats” really wail...so come on out and hear some great music in an intimate setting! At 3:00, Freddie will offer a free blues harmonica workshop for those that bring their (key of “C”) harp. Seating is very limited and first come, first served. Come early and share a great day with the folks at Hagood Mill. The old gristmill and other demonstrations will be running from 10:00 until 4:00.

Running throughout the day, the water-powered 1845 Hagood Gristmill is one of the finest examples of nineteenth century technology in the Upstate and operates just as it has for the last century-and-a-half. In the old mill, fresh stone-ground corn meal, grits and wheat flour will be available, as well as Hagood Mill cookbooks and a variety of other mill related items.

The Hagood Mill hosts a variety of folklife and traditional arts demonstrations each month, including blacksmithing, bowl-diggingflintknapping, chair-caning, moonshining, broom-making, quilting, spinning, knitting, weaving, woodcarving, open-hearth cooking, metal-smithing, pioneer toys & games and more! 

There promises to be lots to do and lots of fun! So, head on out, enjoy some good old southern cooking prepared by the Gatehouse Restaurant and enjoy a day at the Mill. Show your support for the Mill and the Pickens County Museum by joining them at this monthly Third Saturday event. The Hagood Mill operates, rain or shine, the third Saturday of every month and is located just 3 miles north of Pickens or 5 ½ miles south of Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy 11 off SC Hwy 178 at 138 Hagood Mill Road.

Other than the Third Saturday Events the Mill Site will be closed until further notice as we continue our search for a new site manager. Until that time please do visit so to enjoy the site as a park for hiking, picnicking, and sightseeing.

“Music in the Mountains 2014” is sponsored by a private benefactor. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

For additional information please contact the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963.

ArtBomb: Fire Sale Show February 15, 2014

The ArtBomb Studios is having a Fire Sale Show this Saturday, February 15th.

Come snatch up works from years past and present as ArtBomb artists clear out their studios and make space for new work! The ArtBomb Studio will be open from 10am until the Reception/Show from 6-9pm. Stop in and visit us, or come by for a fun evening!
ArtBomb Artists:
Diane Kilgore Condon ~ Katie Walker ~ Paul Flint ~ Greg Flint ~ Alexia Timberlake Boyd ~ Teri Pena ~ Susan Young Evans ~ Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers ~ Tim Cassell ~ Katy Cassell ~ Kim Dick ~ Tim Speaker ~ Darryl DeBruhl ~ Blake Smith ~ Cathy Zaden Lea ~ Jay Owens ~ Elizabeth Shanks

ArtBomb Studios
1320 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611


http://www.artbombstudio.com/

Look for us on Facebook! (The Art Bomb Company)

Please note: Artists will be rotating through the day on a flexible schedule. All works will have sticker prices so you may purchase work even if the artist is absent. You MAY be able to negotiate the price or arrange for a payment plan directly with the artist (artist discretion). There are some great pieces (large and small!) at low prices!

The Handlebar: Arlo Guthrie February 16, 2014

The Year of Altruism and Furman University present: ARLO GUTHRIE – “Here Come The Kids" concert Tickets available thru TicketMaster and at Furman (not at The Handlebar)


At the Handlebar
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2:00 pm

The Year of Altruism and Furman University present: ARLO GUTHRIE – “Here Come The Kids" concert

Furman's McAlister Auditorium plays host to one of America’s most beloved, enduring folk legends


It’s daunting enough to be a Woodstock-era folk singer in today’s wired world; at least as daunting to be the son of a legendary activist-singer/songwriter; and even more daunting to be both—yet, Arlo Guthrie’s not only undaunted, he exudes seamless durability and the great good nature that has also made him a top-shelf humorist. Now, as part of The Year of Altruism, Arlo brings a celebration of his own: the 100th anniversary of his father’s birth. In his “Here Come The Kids” tour, Arlo carries forward the best of folk traditions, drawing from the timeless catalogues of, among others, Dave Van Ronk (the inspiration behind the new Coen brothers film, “Inside Llewyn Davis”), Pete Seeger, Arlo himself and, of course, Woody. “It's almost as if it's a double-billed father-and-son show,” says No Depression magazine, “. . . Woody seems just as alive.” In sold-out shows at The Handlebar and the Peace Center, Arlo has created coffeehouse intimacy that’s fresh, vibrant and even family friendly.


$20 advance / $25 Day of Show / $5 for students / Children ages 5 and under free! - Age Policy

llyn strong fine jewelry: strong artists reception February 16, 2014

llyn strong fine art jewelry presents: strong artists...a champagne reception featuring our greenville artists

llyn strong
tanya stiegler
kate furman
danielle miller-gilliam
mayra martin gallo
ric standridge
ryan calloway
corey hubble

february 16 4-6pm
119 n main street
greenville, sc
864.233.5900
www.llynstrong.com

Peace Voices: Poetry Event February 16, 2014

Join the Peace Voices on Sunday, February 16th for an unforgettable afternoon as youth from our community share their voices through poetry in the Peace Center's Ramsaur Studio.

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

Sunday February 16th at 4:00pm

Ramsaur Studio (located inside the Huguenot Mill)
101 East Broad Street
Greenville, SC

Admission is FREE, but space is limited.
RSVP to Staci Koonce, 864.679.9210
skoonce@peacecenter

Three Artists Workshop: Brenda Swenson February 17-20, 2014

Three Artists Workshops is please to present: Brenda Swenson
The Illustrated Journal


February 17-20, 2014
Monday-Thursday
9am-4pm

Greenville, South Carolina


Amazing things happen when you put words and images together!


Whether you are interested in creating a sketch journal for travel, gardening, daily life, or whatever you can dream of . . .


you will learn fun and exciting ways to be expressive with words, watercolor and ink.


Brenda will provide demonstrations, encouragement and individual help.


BrendaSwenson2014Flyer

Art & Light: REVOLUTION February 20-March 20, 2014

WHO:  Carolina Ballet Theatre (“CBT”), Greenville’s premier professional resident dance company and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in partnership with Art & Light Gallery, a Greenville art gallery showcasing local artists, vintage furniture, mood-setting lighting and artisan-made jewelry.

WHAT: In conjunction with CBT’s season finale Revolution, CBT and Art & Light Gallery have collaborated for the first time to create an art exhibit inspired by CBT’s finale performance of the season, coming to the Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center March 14-16. Art & Light Gallery owner, Teresa Roche, was interested in working with CBT because of her background in dance, and her desire to spread the word of the different art forms in Greenville. She hopes the show will help express the idea to the public that art is a frame of mind.

Three artists, Dabney Mahanes, Paul Flint and Julie Hughes Shabkie, created nine original paintings to capture the essence of the show, inspired from watching the company rehearse. Dabney Mahanes has painted dancers multiple times during her career, focusing on finding rhythmic line in the movement of body gestures, shapes in the body and the formation of figures in relation to one another and to the environment. As an artist for over 40 years, Paul Flint constantly changes his style of painting, experimenting with different materials and composition. Julie Hughes Shabkie’s recent works are about capturing motion, in which she strives to communicate the essence, power and movement of a scene or a person. She hopes to illustrate the spirit of each dancer through the works she has created. These custom-created works of art are available for purchase at the gallery.

For more information about CBT’s Revolution, visit CBT’s website.

WHEN:  Exhibit Opening: Thursday, February 20, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hours: February 21 through March 20 - Tuesday through Friday,
10:00  a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


 

WHERE:   Art & Light Gallery
4 Aberdeen Drive
Greenville, SC 29605


 

COST:  Free to the public

About CBT:
Founded in 1972, Carolina Ballet Theatre (“CBT”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and Greenville’s only professional resident dance company.  A resident company of Greenville, South Carolina’s Peace Center for the Performing Arts, CBT aims to engage, entertain, and educate its audiences through the dynamic medium of dance. To learn more about more about CBT and its events, visit carolinaballet.org or connect with the company on Facebook (facebook.com/cbtgreenville) or Twitter (twitter.com/cbtgreenville).

About Art & Light Gallery
Since 2007, Art & Light has been home to some of the best art and handcrafted objects the Greenville community has to offer. In one space: art, furniture, lighting, jewelry and numerous eccentricities co-exist in a complementary fashion. Art-filled choices have the ability to convert your life and the places you live and work into cohesive and unique personal statements. At Art & Light, owner Teresa Roche offers creative, inventive and inspiring pieces that help you merge affordability with discovery by showcasing one-of-a-kind elements to tell your story!

GLT: Agatha Christie, Spider's Web February 21-March 28, 2014

The Greenville Little Theatre presents:
Agatha Christie's Spider's Web

February 21 - March 8

Clarissa, the second wife of Henry Hailsham-Brown, is adept at spinning tall tales for their bored diplomatic circle. When a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds live drama much harder to cope with. Closely woven with thrills and comedy, it's Agatha Christie at her best as we are presented with lots of suspects in this classic whodunit.

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

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

Younts: Women of Ireland February 22, 2014

February 22, 3 & 7pm

Women of Ireland is an innovative and exciting full stage concert production which showcases the next generation of Ireland's leading female performers. The show demonstrates the well of talent that exists within Ireland's traditions of music, song and dance. The common theme inherent in all performances is the presentation of the most revered qualities of Ireland's ethnic music which will be transported from the Irish fireside to the international concert hall platform. Special significance is placed on depicting the pure qualities of Irish music in a contemporary setting.

Younts Center for the Performing Arts
315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
864-409-1050

For information on how to buy tickets or to find out more about the Younts Center, Fountain Inn:  www.yountscenter.org

Artistry Gallery: METALS, Welding and Forge Classes February 22-March 22, 2014

Saturday Workshop Introductory Welding and Blacksmithing Class

Introduction to forging area, tools, and supplies used in a small blacksmith shop. Instruction of hammering techniques, and forge use (hooks, scroll work, decorative grille, tooling, etc..) Introduction to mig and stick welding. Projects include welded sculpture, hooks, decorative grille, etc...

Price: $125 for each Saturday

February 22nd, March 8th and March 22nd
10am to 4pm, lunch included.

ryan@creativeironworks.net


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogU-tT27uRk


Creative Iron Works
12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC

GVL Chorale: Bach, Brahms, Shakespeare & More! February 23, 2014

Bach, Brahms, Shakespeare, & More!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Chamber Ensemble 17th
Annual Winter Concert
Buncombe Street
United Methodist Church
3:00PM

The Chorale Chamber Ensemble, in its 17th annual winter concert, will treat listeners to classic chorale chamber works - Bach's motet "Jesu, meine Freude" and Brahms' "Alto Rhapsodie" - along with chorale settings of some of William Shakespeare's best-known quotations. The program opens with sacred works by Clausen, Kystedt, Nance, and Whitacre, and closes with the jazzy sounds of George shearing.

Chautauqua: Robert Smalls, led by A.V. Huff February 25, 2014

Chautauqua Discussion Series: presented in collaboration with Greenville Library System.

Tuesday, February 25, 7:00pm

Dr. Huff, distinguished author and beloved OLLI Teacher is a passionate historian of the South. AV finds Robert Smalls an admirable human story and a chance to discuss Reconstruction and War.

Robert Smalls (April 5, 1839 – February 23, 1915) was an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War, became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician. He freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery on May 13, 1862, by commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the CSS Planter, in Charleston harbor, and sailing it to freedom beyond the Federal blockade. His example and persuasion helped convince President Lincoln to accept African-American soldiers into the Union Army.

http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/

Warehouse Theatre: August Osage County February 25-March 01, 2014

August, Osage County
Feb. 7 - 9, 13 - 16, 20 - 23, 27 - 28, Mar 1
By: Tracy Letts
Directed by: Roy Fluhrer


When the alcoholic patriarch of the Weston clan disappears, the family comes together to confront buried tensions, explosive secrets, and the unspoken truths that bind them together. At the center of this extended family is Violet, the volatile, pill-popping grandmother and one of the most unforgettable characters in modern theatre. August: Osage County is a tour de force.

McAllister: Saxophone Concerto February 25, 2014

Tonight, Matt Olson will be premiering the brand new Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble by renowned composer Frank Ticheli. They joined with 16 other saxophonists and conductors as part of a commissioning consortium to have this new work written. This is a rare opportunity to experience classical music on campus.

Ticket information for this concert can be found here: www.furman.edu/MusicTickets

February, 25 at 8:00PM

McAllister Auditorium
Furman University
3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville, SC 29613

Come out tonight to hear this incredible new contribution to the saxophone repertoire!

TRAA: The "ETSY" Workshop Series February 26, 2014

This will be the first in a series of Etsy Workshops that you will not want to miss!

Where: Travelers Rest Library, 17 Center Street
When: Wednesday, February 26th from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Instructors: Dan Taylor and Beth Sicignano

If you've always wanted to start an ETSY Shop or if you have one but would like to learn ways to make your shop even more successful, this workshop is for you.

We'll cover topics such as:

  • Why sell on Etsy

  • What's in a name? Choosing your shop's name

  • Your shop's "About" page - Build customer loyalty

  • Branding your shop - what's your style?

  • Shop set up - The do's and dont's

  • Keys to listing items - get noiticed

  • Connecting to Facebook and Twitter

  • Google Analytics

  • The Sellers Handbook - A sellers Best Friend!

  • Connecting to the Etsy community

  • And more...


The ETSY Workshop Series is FREE but to help us plan please RSVP
Beth@ARTinTR.com

GSO: Composers are Smiling February 28-March 02, 2014

Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra Series
Composers are Smiling
Anthony Marotta,Clarinet

Fri. Feb 28 - 8pm
Sat. Mar 1 - 8pm
Sun. Mar 2 - 3pm

Walton Facade (Hugh Floyd,
Reciter)
Milhaud Le Boeuf sur le Toit,
Op. 58
Bernstein Prelude, Fugue
and Riffs
Shostakovich  Jazz Suite No. 1
Anderson  Fiddle-Faddle

Humor in music and musical jokes will make you laugh out loud in this boisterous chamber orchestra concert. From the rhythmical narration of funny texts in Walton's Facade to the haughty street songs and dances in Shostakovich's Jazz Suite to the Greenville premiere of Bernstein's cross-over composition originally written for the legendary Woody Herman and his Big Band, featuring GSO principal Clarinetist Anthony Marotta.

The Gunter Theatre

Younts: FIRE presents: Seussical Jr. February 28-March 08, 2014

February 28 - March 2 & March 7-8

Come join Horton, the Whos, The Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters out in Fountain Inn as FIRE, the Younts Center's resident theater company, presents Seussical Jr. Filled to the brim with lively songs and colorful characters, this musical celebration of the world of Seuss is sure to be fun for the entire family.

Younts Center for the Performing Arts
315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
864-409-1050

For information on how to buy tickets or to find out more about the Younts Center, Fountain Inn:  www.yountscenter.org

Indie Craft Parade: Makers Summit March 01, 2014







The Indie Craft Parade presents: Makers Summit
Connect with fellow creatives while learning how to start or grow your creative business, hear practical advice from industry experts and participate in collective discussions. Tickets are $100 and include breakfast and lunch.
Register November 15
March 1, 2014





The best craft party ever
The Makers Summit after party is a great time to connect with other makers and learn from their experiences. Mingle with peers and experts over dinner, followed by a time of making. We'll have various projects on hand so that everyone can chat while making something.

The Best Craft Party Ever begins at 7pm and is separate from the conference. Tickets can be purchased for $50.
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Simpsonville Arts Center: Steve Kaufman March 01, 2014

Steve Kaufman in concert with Fary "Biscuit" Davis


March 1, 2014 at 8pm

Simpsonville Arts Center
110 Academy Street, Simpsonville
sponsored by the Simpsonville Arts Foundation
www.safiarts.org
www.flatpik.com

tickets $10 Advance - $15 Day of Show
contact Wade Shealy at wshealy@safiarts.org
call 864-430-1003 for ticket information

All Level Flatpicking Workshop


March 1, 2014 from 1-4pm
Steve Kaufman, 3 time national flatpicking champion, will conduct one of his 3 hour All Level Gold Award Flatpicking Guitar Workshops.
We will cover right and left hand techniques, new songs, new chords, bass lines, improvising and much more. Bring a voice recorder and lots of questions.

All Level Banjo Workshop


Conducted by 4 time national banjo champion and star of Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN, Gary "Biscuit" Davis.
Cost is $50
Advanced registration is required

Contact Wade Shealy to register at wshealy@safiarts.org
Call 864-430-1003 to register.

Pickens County Youth Arts Exhibit March 01, 2014

Exhibition opens with kick-off reception on March 1st at the Pickens County Museum


The Pickens County Cultural Commission is pleased to announce that, in recognition of “National Youth Arts” month as well as “National Music in our Schools” month, March is again, Pickens County Youth Arts Month. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History and the Schools of Pickens County will celebrate with a reception to kick off the month at the museum on Saturday March 1 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. (A special “Thank You” presentation for our elementary schools will be made at 1:30 and an Awards Ceremony for the Middle & High Schools will be held at 2:30 pm.)

In addition to the always entertaining Visual Arts Exhibition, which will be on display beginning March 1 and continuing through March 27, the Pickens County Museum will also host, on Thursday March 20, from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, a very special “Evening of Music, Performance and Piggybanks” which will feature the creative talents of performing arts students in the School District of Pickens County. The evening will be capped off with a live auction of artist created piggybanks.

Sponsored by the Easley Junior Women’s Club, Project Piggy Bank is a way to get the entire community involved in art. Piggy banks designed and decorated by local artists were displayed in area businesses during December. All monies collected in those banks go to provide scholarships for youth that would like to attend summer art camps or youth art classes at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History. Now those divine swine are on display at the museum so that you can enjoy the opportunity to contribute to the scholarship fund and acquire your favorite pig for your own collection. All bids must be in by 6:30 p.m. on March 20.

A selection of other exhibits, concerts and performances will take place at a variety of locations throughout March. As the many schools are sponsoring events too numerous to add here, please do contact your child’s school for programming information.

“Pickens County Youth Arts 2014” is sponsored in part by: Pickens Savings & Loan, South Carolina Bank & Trust, Earth Design, Inc. and Robinson Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Gardens. A very special thank you goes to the Easley Junior Women’s Club for their sponsorship of our kick-off reception and for the Project Piggybank Fundraiser. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

For more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963.

CMA: Face Drawing Sessions March 03-25, 2014

Face Drawing Sessions

Mondays, March 3 & 17: Topics vary | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, March 11 & 25: Portrait Drawing | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Figure Drawing | 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.

Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate. Mondays: $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

General Info:
803.799.2810
www.columbiamuseum.org

Location:
1515 Main Street
Columbia, SC 2920

MAC Gallery: Lin Pulliam March 05-April 11, 2014

March 5th - April 11th, 2014

Artist Statement:
Self taught, I paint interesting (to me) people
found lurking in my imagination.

MAC Gallery
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Warehouse Theatre: Flamenco Performance March 07-08, 2014

Jose De Guadalupe
FLAMENCO


Flamenco-arts.org

March 7 and 8
7:30 PM
$30

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

For tickets and reservations contact: www.warehousetheatre.com or 864.235.6948

Clemson: "Passport to the Arts" March 07, 2014

Clemson’s signature town-gown event, ‘Passport to the Arts,’ is March 7


The Clemson University Center (CVA) for Visual Arts–Lee Gallery and The Arts Center of Clemson will host the popular and unique celebration of the arts with the signature “Town and Gown” event Passport to the Arts 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 7.

Tickets are available for $30 at www.clemsonpassport.org  until Saturday, March 1, midnight. After that, the price goes to $40. The ticket price includes transportation, food, drink and entertainment.

This year marks the fourth collaboration between the Clemson University CVA–Lee Gallery and The Arts Center of Clemson to provide participants with a tour of fine art, entertainers, live music, drinks and food showcased at four different locations.

Clemson Area Transit (CAT) offers transportation for the Passport to the Arts tour. All buses feature entertainment, making the ride to each venue a destination in itself.

The event locations include the Center for Visual Arts–Lee Gallery on the Clemson campus, The Arts Center, CAT and the 2014 location The Charles K. Cheezem OLLI Education Center in Patrick Square.

Attendees will be viewing several art works being debuted for the first time in the four gallery venues, including an oil portrait of former Mayor Larry Abernathy on display at the CAT facility. Additional highlights from this year’s event will be catering provided by Rick Erwin of Clemson at the Patrick Square venue. The restaurant in Patrick Square’s Town Center is the first venture for Rick Erwin in the Clemson market. Restaurant construction completion is scheduled for fall 2014.

Passport to the Arts sponsors
Passport to the Arts would like to thank this year’s sponsors: Blue Ridge Electric Coop, Carolina Real Estate, Merrill Lynch-Willis Candela Group, Morris Business Solutions, Oconee Medical Center, Signarama in Anderson, Wells Fargo, Wendy’s and Tom Winkopp for providing needed support for the arts in the Clemson community.


More information
For more information about Passport to the Arts, visit 
www.clemsonpassport.org
 or the Facebook fan page facebook.com/PassportToTheArtsInClemson. To learn more about the visual arts in the area, contact Clemson University Center for Visual Arts-Lee Gallery Director Denise Wooward-Detrich, go to visualarts@clemson.edu  and  www.clemson.edu/cva or contact Arts Center of Clemson Director Tommye Hurst, tommye.hurst@explorearts.org and visit www.explorearts.org.

Chamber of Commerce: Garland Mattox March 07-April 25, 2014

Paintings by Garland Mattox


March 7th - April 25th, 2014

Garland Brown Mattox was born in Louisiana and grew up in eastern North Carolina. She graduated from Tulane University with a BA in the Fine Arts in 1987. After a long hiatus spent raising her family, she began to paint again in 2010. She lives in Greenville with her husband and three children.

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

 

AGGG: Helen Farmer Edwards March 07-April 04, 2014

Helen Farmer Edwards is from a house full of curious things. It was in Knoxville, Tennessee where she developed her sincere fascination with impractical, surprising, absurd, idealistic and romantic objects.  While creating, she gives all her attention to the nuances of the materials and processes, and hopes that the end products become tangible fantasies that question what is considered precious, needed or necessary.

Helen received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia, Athens in 2011. She previously graduated with her BFA from the University of Tennessee in 2006. Helen has shown her work in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally. In 2005 she participated in the Student Artist in Residency Program at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland, and in 2006 was an Artist in Residence at Platteforum in Denver, Colorado.

Helen currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina where she spends most of her time making new work.

Artistry: First Friday Art and Music March 07, 2014

The Artistry First Fridays


work by Ryan Calloway and Carol Ann Kronyak

Live music with:
6:30 - wandering minstriels of Shufflebutton
8 - rowdy Americana of Red Leg Huskey
9 - shadows and songs by Shadowband

12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

T.L. Norris Gallery: First Fridays March 07, 2014

First Friday
March 7
5:30 - 9:00pm


This month come get

SMART ABOUT ART

Join TL Norris Gallery for a special spotlight series and learn more about our artists, their influences, styles, & subjects.

serving light refreshments and wine

1 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 991-8645
www.tlnorrisgallery.com

First Fridays: Gallery Crawl March 07, 2014

The first Friday of each month 25 art galleries and venues will be offering local, regional and national talents. A wide range of media will be represented: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, jewelry, glassworks, woodworks, photography, and mixed media. Step out and support our thriving arts community. For details see

www.firstfridaysonline.com

CMA: Gala, "From Geisha to Gatsby" March 08, 2014

2014 CMA Gala From Geisha to Gatsby
Saturday, March 8 | 7:00 p.m. - Midnight


Celebrating the spring exhibition Japan and the Jazz Age, the 2014 Gala From Geisha to Gatsby will delight guests with spectacular Japanese-inspired decorations and the glitz and glamour of a roaring 1920s jazz club. The Gala is the CMA's largest fundraiser and best party of the year. Entertainment provided by Reggie Sullivan and Friends, the USC Dance Company, and an award-winning shamisen player. Black tie attire. Complimentary valet parking. Presented by Jim Hudson Lexus. Tickets are $150 per person ($75 tax-deductible). Purchase tickets in person, online at columbiamuseum.org/gala, or by phone at 803-343-2810.

General Info:
803.799.2810
www.columbiamuseum.org

Location:
1515 Main Street
Columbia, SC 2920

Carolina Youth Symphony Concert March 09, 2014

The Carolina Youth Symphony performs Sunday, March 9th at 5:00pm in Furman’s McAlister Auditorium.  Featured on this concert, will be the winners of the CYS/TD Bank 27th annual concerto competition.  Annabelle Yang, Piano, of Greenville, SC,  9th  Grade,  Southside High School, is a student of Lisa Lee Kiser of Simpsonville, South Carolina..  Annabelle will perform the first movement of Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 in e minor.  Zoe Kushubar, Violin of Campobello, SC, 10th Grade, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, is a student of Jennifer John of the Governor’s School. Zoe will perform theSaint-SaensIntroduction and Rondo Capriccioso.  They will perform on the concert with the 85 member Symphony Orchestra of the Carolina Youth Symphony.  Dr. Leslie W. Hicken, Principal Conductor and Musical Director of the Carolina Youth Symphony will conduct.

The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Mr. James F. Kilgus will open the concert with Hungarian Dance No.5 by Johannes Brahms and the Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky

The two winners of the competition will also receive a check for $500 to be presented by TD Bank and Carolina Youth Symphony

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door. For more information, please visit our website Carolinayouthsymphony.org.

Carolina Youth Symphony
PO Box 534
Greenville, SC 29602

http://carolinayouthsymphony.org/

Acrylic Workshop: Robert Joyner March 10-12, 2014

Acrylic Workshop by Robert Joyner
2011 Kentucky Derby Artist

March 10, 11, &12
9am-5pm

Location: Vino and Van Gogh: 1818 Augusta Street
Workshop Fee: $400

Contact: Sharon Reynolds/Workshop Coordinator
sharon@SERDesignArt.com
(864) 360-0375

www.paintinghog.com

Foothills Music Club: Organ Concert March 13, 2014

Holy Cross Episcopal Church will host the 2014 Foothills Music Club Organ Recital on Thursday, March 13, at 3:00 pm. This recital is an annual event, the location of which rotates among area Tryon churches.

Representing six different churches, the recitalists this year are Cecilia England, John Gardner, Susie Mahnke, Diane Pickens, Nancy Walburn, and Meryt Wilson.

The organ program will include selections from Ned Rorem's A Quaker Reader, a setting of Es ist da Heil uns Kommen her by an unknown composer, and Sortie, a movement from Suite Liturgique, by Canadian composer Denis Bedard.

The Foothills Music Club Chorale, under the direction of Rita Stobbe, will also perform. Choral selections are The Lord Is My Shepherd by Howard Goodall and Lift Thine Eyes from "Elijah" by Felix Mendelssohn.

The Foothills Music Club was founded in 1988 by Lesley Oakes, with the assistance of Kathleen Erwin and Betty Van Buskirk. In 1994, the music club inaugurated its scholarship program. Since then, nearly $40,000 has been awarded to talented young musicians to further their music study. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to Foothills Music Club, Inc., P. O. Box 463, Lynn, NC  28750.

The 58-rank organ at Holy Cross was rebuilt by John Dower in 1994-1995. It is maintained by John Dower and Lincoln Pipe Organs, Lincolnton, NC.

This organ recital is free and open to the public. Holy Cross Episcopal church is located at 150 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, NC. For more information, please call the church office at 828-859-9741.

Clemson Center for Visual Arts: "Red Baloons" March 13-31, 2014

Artist Reception and Gallery Talk:


Thursday, March 13 @ 6:00 p.m.
Catered by Naked Pasta of Greenville, SC
Gallery Talk @ 7:00 p.m.
(Free)


Clemson University Center for Visual Arts-Greenville is pleased to present Red Balloons, an exhibition of multi-media works by Molly C. Morin and Stephen Wolochowicz. Morin uses digital methods, including computer coding, 3D modeling, and digital photo-editing to produce work that explores the difficult relationship between information and meaning. Morin's projects visualize data sets generated from a wide range of sources, from poetry to text messages, and reflect on the impact of communication technology on daily life. Wolochowicz's current work utilizes abstract industrial shapes with organic features. through the use of vivid color and texture, he adds a playful aesthetic to his underlying concepts. They deal with the human invention, environment and progress through networks of industrial themes. This exhibit will also feature interactive collaborative works by Morin and Wolochowics that are programmed to visually respond to human activity in a way that encourages users to engage their bodies and voices.

Exhibit runs until March 31, 2014

www.mollymorin.com
www.stephenwolochowicz.com

Open Hours: Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm
First Fridays, 10:30am - 9:00 pmwww.clemson.edu/cva
blogs.clemson.edu/cvagreenville

Clemson University Center for Visual Arts - Greenville
1278 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC

CBT: REVOLUTION March 14-16, 2014

REVOLUTION: A Cultural Exploration of Modern & Classical Dance
Guest Choreographer: Dwight Rhoden of  "So You Think You Can Dance"

http://www.carolinaballet.org/season-performances/revolution

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
7:30 p.m. | Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center
SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014
2:00 + 7:30 p.m. | Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center


SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
2:00 p.m. | Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center

Join CBT for Revolution! A Cultural Exploration of Modern and Classical Dance. CBT is privileged to bring Dwight Rhoden - founder, co-artistic director and master choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet in NYC, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and a featured choreographer on the hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” - to Greenville. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Fab Four's first U.S. tour as CBT presents Rhoden's Beatle Juice, a fusion of ballet and modern dance featuring the timeless music of The Beatles. Justo's Tango for Angelina, showcasing the music and culture of his homeland Argentina, completes the program.

Jane Todd Butcher: Mixed Watermedia and Collage March 14-15, 2014

Mixed Watermedia & Collage Workshop
Taught by artist Jane Todd Butcher


March 14 & 15, 2014
9:30am - 4:00pm

This workshop will explore some of the many ways artists may utilize mixed water media and collage in their watermedia paintings. Collage, gesso, and mixed media  may be used as simple accents, or to provide texture in your watercolor or acrylic paintings... or as the basis for a whole new painting approach. The choice is yours.

Advanced beginner to advanced level artists will find new ways to enhance their paintings and add pizzazz, whether you work in watercolor or acrylic, in a realistic or an abstract manner.  Suggested materials may include stained or white rice papers and tissue, fluid acrylics, as well as any other materials you may want to include in your work. The emphasis is on experimentation, color, and design and how to resolve our wonderful beginnings into finished paintings.

A materials list will be provided. Artists may bring a bag lunch or buy lunch at the delicatessen next door. 

Workshop fee: $155.00.

Space is very limited. Register online (preferred) at: www.vinoandvangogh.com, or call 864-434-3054. 

For more information on Jane Todd Butcher, visit her website at www.janetoddbutcher.com.

Mauldin Cultural Center: "Distracted" March 14-22, 2014

American Callboard Theatrical, the new resident theatre company at the Mauldin Cultural Center, is set to open their first production, Distracted, the weekend of March 14 through March 22.

In a world of chirping ringtones, viral videos, and people never far removed from their email, is it any wonder that our children are having more and more trouble focusing on an individual task? In Distracted, this is where “Mama” finds herself. With a high-spirited, uncooperative, and sometimes downright rude 9 year old “Jesse” who can’t focus long enough to just get in (or out) of her pajamas. When her teacher recommends “Jesse” for special education, “Mama” is forced to consider the possibility her child might have ADHD. But what, exactly, does that mean?

Mama” is now on the ultimate quest for information! She seeks help and explanations everywhere from homeopathy to neuropsychology to neighbors and other parents. While there may not easy answer, she is determined to find the right one for her child even if she clashes with her husband in the process.

Lisa Loomer’s script brings out both the serious and sometimes exceedingly ridiculous aspects of the differing opinions about how to raise a child. Witty sarcasm, asides, as well as a complete break of character highlight the more personal, heartwarming, and human aspects involved in an otherwise touchy and sometimes private topic.

The show runs Fridays and Saturdays, March 14-15 and March 21-22 beginning each night at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10-15 and available for purchase online at www.maudlinculturalcenter.org. Contains some adult language.

Greenville Concert Band: "No Strings Attached" March 14, 2014

The Greenville Concert Band will perform at Greenville Technical College Resource Center auditorium on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Our program will include:

  • Greenville vocalist Jean Calvert with the band ("But Not For Me" and "You Life Me Up")

  • Marches ("The Sinfonians" and "Black Granite")

  • Swing ("Big Bands in Concert")

  • and more...


Greenville Tech
www.GreenvilleConcertBand.US(864) 268-7274

www.greenvilleconcertband.us

GSO: East Side, West Side March 15, 2014

GSO Spotlight Series
East Side, West Side

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

Sat. March 15
2pm & 7pm

Hindemith  Woodwind
Quintet, Op. 24, No. 2
Payton MacDonald
  Devil Dance for flute and percussion
Beethoven Septet in E-flat, Op. 20

East meets West in our final rousing, yet charming Spotlight Series concert of the season.

Peace Center: "PIPPIN" March 17-22, 2014

PIPPIN


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

March 17 - 22, 2015

Pippin the Musical.com

www.peacecenter.org
(864) 467-3000

Chautauqua: Clara Barton, Led by Judy Bainbridge March 18-22, 2014

Chautauqua Discussion Series: presented in collaboration with the Greenville County Library System

Dr. Bainbridge is a Greenville, SC Historian and Greenville News featured columnist. Two chances to catch her fun , fact-filled, stories of Clara Barton - Tue evening and Sat afternoon.

Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneer American teacher, patent clerk, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time when relatively few women worked outside the home, Barton built a career helping others. One of her greatest accomplishments was founding the American Red Cross. This organization helps victims of war and disasters. She was never married, but had a relationship with John J. Elwell.

Tuesday  March 18 - 7:00pm
Saturday March 22 - 1:30pm

Peace Center: "Pink Martini" March 20, 2014

Show Dates
Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 7:30 PM

"Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical ad-venture...if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we'd be that band," says Thomas Lauderdale, the band's founder and pianist.

Formed in 1994, Pink Martini's music crosses the genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, drawing inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s, and '50s injecting a more global perspective. The band's twelve musicians have studied different languages and styles of music from all over the wold in developing their wildly diverse repertoire.

Lauderdale is excited to present his newest musical co-conspirators, The von Trapps, the great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp. Pink Martini released March 4th an exciting full-length studio collaboration album, featuring this quartet of wondrous, clear-voiced singers all lifting their voices in concert with Lauderdale's brilliant, multi-lingual globe-trotting arrangements. In celebration of the release, The von Trapps are touring with Pink Martini and performing songs from the new album, Dream a Little Dream.

Tickets: $15 - $55

http://pinkmartini.com/

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

Downtown Alive! "Opening Night" March 20, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


Guitarists Mac Hobbs and John Durham meet in 2011 with intentions of playing as an acoustic duo. Mission accomplished. Since then, the two have produced three large scale 'locals-only' tributes to bands such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles and The Grateful Dead. The Social Contracts, formed in the Spring of 2013, is a collection of various phenomenal musicians Hobbs and Durham have meet in the meantime, with members steeped in many genres from Country to Jazz. Playing a mix of original and cover songs, some more obscure than others, The Social Contracts are bound to keep you on your feet.. and toes.
www.machobbs.com

Arts Tent


Featured in the ARTS TENT will be artist Fotini Christopholis (see work below)  and the folks from Centre Stage, who can update you on all the exciting productions coming up at their theater, including The Producers.

Don’t miss it: on N. Main Street in front of the Hyatt, 5:30 – 8:30pm.

www.fotinichristophillis.com

 

Mauldin Cultural Center: "Distracted" March 21-22, 2014

Mauldin Cultural Center presents "Distracted"

What’s wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He can’t sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can’t get him into—or out of—pajamas. His teacher thinks it’s Attention Deficit Disorder. Dad says, “He’s just a boy!” And Mama’s on a quest for answers. Is Jesse dysfunctional, or just different? Don’t we all have ADD, to some degree? She consults a psychologist, a homeopath, a neuropsychologist, and an environmental physician. She talks to neighbors, whose kids have their own diagnoses. A psychiatrist prescribes Ritalin for Jesse, but surely a pill can’t solve all of his problems. Throughout, Jesse is an offstage voice, becoming louder and angrier, but he is in danger of fading away. And his parents’ marriage is in peril. Everyone is distracted, even the actors—they’re breaking character! A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma: Are we so tuned into our 24/7 info-rich world that we’ve tuned out what really matters?

Show Dates: March 21 & 22, 2014 7:30pm

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

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

Centre Stage: Paintings by Tami Cardnella March 21-April 12, 2014

March 21 - May 12, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 20, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

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

www.centrestage.org

Upstate Film Society: "Tim's Vermeer" March 21, 2014

Hi Film Fans,

An inventor, Tim Jenison, became obsessed with wanting to understand how Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer became such an outstanding artist.

He went on a 5 year journey to try to duplicate Vermeer's painting techniques. "Tim's Vermeer" follows him on this quest for knowledge.

The film starts this Friday, March 21 at the Regal Cherrydale Cinema.

Visit our website, www.upstatefilm.com, to access a link to a trailer.

Check with Cherrydale for screening times.

Some of you have perhaps already heard or read of the efforts of a local woman who is attempting to bring an independent movie theater to downtown Greenville. Daryn Zongrone is her name and her dream is The Film House. To learn more about her mission go to www.greenvillefilmhouse.com. She has an active fundraising effort which you can learn more about on the site.

See you at the movies.

-The UFS Board

Email:
Write to upstatefilmsociety@gmail.com and we will reply as soon as possible.

Snail Mail:
Upstate Film Society
P.O. Box 5472
Greenville, SC 29606

 

Main Street Fridays: "Jumpstart Band" March 21, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


Jumpstart, since forming in 1992, has been consistently drawing rave reviews from a variety of clients throughout the southeast. Jumpstart's current lineup consists of two front singers, Sasha and Alonzo, plus two other members that can also sing lead vocals. How many bands can boast that they have four people that can sing lead vocals and sing them well? Jumpstart can!! Here's a sample...Sasha's Crazy, Electric Slide, and Respect; Alonzo singing Unchained Melody,Hard To Handle, and Let's Get It On; Woody singing Brown Eyed Girl, Wonderful Tonight, and Pretty Woman; Jay singing Boogie Shoes,Let Make Love, and Sixty Minute Man; and that is just a sampling of what is in store for your crowd at every Jumpstart performance! Jumpstart's professional manner and variety of music, makes this group the perfect choice for just about any occasion. Whether it be a wedding reception,private party, or outdoor festival. Jumpstart has the experience and the energy to make your event come alive! Jumpstart interacts with their audiences in creative and entertaining ways. From line dancing to sing-a-longs, Jumpstart knows how to cater their show to your needs! But best of all, Jumpstart continues to deliver beach and dance music with dynamic vocals and excellent musicianship!!
thejumpstartband.com | Listen

I.C.P. Workshops: iPhone Photography March 22, 2014

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

iPhone Photography
with Jivan Dave

When: March 2014 / DETAILS TO COME

Hampton III Gallery: Coffee and Conversation March 22, 2014

Coffee and Conversation:
The Art of Collecting
(Moderator: Sandy Rupp)


Saturday, March 22, 11- noon
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5 PM, Saturday 10- 5
www.hamptoniiigallery.com
864-268-2771

Artists Featured in Exhibition:
William Halsey
Dave Appleman
Charles Quest
Carl Blair
Edward Rice
Philip Morsberger
John Acorn
Mark Mulfinger

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

 

Peace Center: Dance Theatre of Harlem March 25, 2014

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 7:30 PM


Dance Theatre of Harlem consists of 18 diverse dancers, known world-wide for bringing a contemporary flair to classical and neo-classical ballet repertoire. Founded in 1969 by Arthus Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem is considered "one of ballet's most exciting undertaking" (The New York Times). Mitchell was inspired to start the school shortly after the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to offer children the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its fourth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts.

Tickets: $35 - $55

www.dancetheatreofharlem.org/
https://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/harl
Buy Tickets


Phil Garrett: Inside Acrylics Workshop March 25-26, 2014

Phil Garrett is teaching a course at Vino & van Gogh March 25th & 26th from 10am-4pm.

The course will be crafted around his recent book, Inside Acrylics: Studio Secrets from Todays Top Artists

$225.00 for all materials and lunch

Sign Up:  www.vinoandvangogh.net

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

Les Beaux Arts Gallery: "Art Discussion Group" March 26, 2014

Art Discussion Group Meeting


The first monthly meeting of the newly forming Art Discussion Group will meet 2 to 4 PM Wednesday March 26th at Les Beaux Arts Gallery, 1239 Pendleton St.

We cordially invite all artists and art lovers to attend as we develop a forum for discussion of art related subjects such as CONSTRUCTIVE critique of art works in progress, networking, demos and other topics of general interest. Hopefully special interest groups will form and artists will find support within his or her particular medium. This is a wonderful opportunity to find friends who share your love of art and also help newcomers join Greenville's vibrant and welcoming arts community.

Please bring a chair and artwork for discussion if you wish. A cold beverage will be provided.

Questions? Email Faye Jones at birdie1345@aol.com

 

Centre Stage: The Producers March 27-April 19, 2014

The Producers
By Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
March 27th - April 19th, 2014

What happens when a down on his luck producer and his nerdy accountant find out they owe big time taxes? They set out to create a huge write off by producing the biggest flop Broadway has ever seen!...but will it fail?...they are taking no chances as they have found the perfect script: "Springtime for Hitler". You will never forget the names of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604

Peace Center: Presevation Hall Jazz Band March 27, 2014

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 7:30 PM

Named after the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans'  French Quarter, Preservation Hall Jazz Band was founded in 1961 to promote traditional New Orleans jazz in all its authenticity.Today, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.

Their newest album, "That's It," break new ground as it's the first time in the band's history that they have recorded an album made up of entirely original material. The original music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit and though some traditional jazz purists may be surprised, the broader public will find the music engaging, enthralling- and irresistibly danceable.

Tickets: $15 - $35

preservationhall.com/
https://www.peacecenter.org/shows/2014/jazz

Downtown Alive! "Outshyne" March 27, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


Outshyne is on the move in 2013 and have their sights set on the completion of their sophomore album produced by Jeffrey Steele & Chip Matthews. With a unique sound that sets them apart from other artists, this up & coming band is working hard to make a name for themselves in a highly competitive industry. Formed in 2007, the group consists of five guys from South Carolina whose deep seeded southern roots have been the foundation for their edgy, country rock sound. The band has taken a seemingly successful grassroots approach to growing their brand. Exposure on Clear Channel and XM Nashville11/57 has been fundamental in growing their popularity. With just shy of 11,000 facebook fans & over 800,000 total youtube views the band is beginning to make their mark. In 2012, Outshyne played nearly 200 shows, sharing the stage with artists such as Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, Justin Moore, Tracey Lawrence, Colt Ford, Lee Brice, Eric Church & Trent Tomlinson. While most of those shows were in the Southeast there are plans to expand in to new regions in 2013.
home.outshynemusic.com | Listen

Arts Tent


Lexique Studios Jewelry


A found object, a vintage bead, a thought, an image...a bead full of magnificent color clicks into place, a single stone, a space, a refraction of light, then another...click, bead, click. This one, no that one, creating a form, a pattern, a texture...East meets West, balance it, name it and wish it well. Each sent out into the world to find a resting place or showplace- Adornments of unique character.

My studio- a fantastic palette of color, texture, and size. Boxes, bowls, design boards, and beads everywhere! Solve the puzzle...Can this be strung? Can it be wrapped, draped, twisted? Will it sparkle around my neck, jingle at my wrist, or swing by my ears in the breeze? Will it twinkle or seduce? Will it Dazzle? What name? What voice? Calls out to the viewer- “Buy me! Wear me! Let me speak to you and those around you! Wear me well and often because I am like no other.”

http://lexiquestudios.com/Lexique_Studios/Home.html

The Blood Connection: Laura K. Aiken Exhibit March 27-May 15, 2014

Laura K. Aiken


Opening Reception:
Tuesday, April 1stfrom 5:30 pm - 7:00pm

The Blood Connection Donation Center
435 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 751-3031

Exhibit: February 19 - May 15

Art & Light: "Spring Art Party" March 27, 2014

5-8 pm at Art & Light
4 Aberdeen Drvie
Greenville, SC 29605


Celebrate the season with lighter and brighter at A & L's Spring Art Party featuring the new work of emerging artist Kiah Bellows, with new work by Melinda Hoffman and Teri Pena as well.

The art party wlll also feature a very special installation of 13 A&L artists inspired by Pantone's 2014 spring color chart. Soft pastels and vivid brights were the chosen palette for this installation of 12"x48" panels. Themed, "The Seed Fairy Comes," each artist embraced their on unique styles to create paintings reflecting the spirit of the theme and the spring season.

SCCT: Pinkalicious The Musical March 28-April 06, 2014

The South Carolina Children's Theatre presents,
Pinkalicious, The Musical

March 28th - April 6, 2014
Peace Center Gunter Theatre

Pinkalicous  LOVES pink and after over-indulging in pink cucpcakes, she wakes up to her dream-come-true of being pink! A series of "pink-tastic" adventures lead Pinkalicious to follow the doctor's orders eating green in order to return to normal. She learns valuable lessons about self-control and moderation in this wildly funny musical that touches the inner-child in everyone, including boys too!

Warehouse Theatre: 4000 Miles March 28-April 12, 2014

4000 Miles
Mar. 28 - 30, Apr. 4 - 6, 10 – 12
By: Amy Herzog
Directed by: Chip Egan


What do you do when your 21 year-old grandson shows up, unannounced, at 4:00am? Well, if you are 91 year-old Vera, you don’t let him pitch a tent in the middle of the West Village.

4000 Miles showcases the evolving relationship between Vera and Leo, as he struggles with the loss of his best friend, and they both try to find their way in today’s confusing world.

Main Street Fridays March 28, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


The Fortunate Sons are a rock and roll band from the Upstate of South Carolina. They have been playing around the area since 2010. They have become a regular act at Harrah's Cherokee Casino in Cherokee, NC. Sultry smooth yet soulful lead vocals from Jonathan, along with harmony vocals from Dave, Pete, Marshall, and sometimes Andrew, make this band quite a joy to listen to. Influences: The Beatles, Elvis, Otis Redding, Motown, CCR, Tom Petty.
www.fortunatesonsmusic.com | Listen

Furman Jazz Ensemble And Combos March 28, 2014

FURMAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND COMBOS


PRESENT CONCERT MARCH 28


The Furman University music department will present a Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos concert Friday, March 28 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on the Furman campus.

The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Furman Music Professor Matt Olson, D.M.A., conducts the Jazz Ensemble and four Jazz Combos. Student musicians are coached by Furman music faculty members Steve Watson (jazz guitarist) and Keith Davis (jazz pianist). The concert features music by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Maria Schneider, and the Brecker Brothers.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman University Music Department at 864-294-2086, or email the department at FurmanMusic@furman.edu.

http://newspress.furman.edu/2014/03/jazz-ensemble-and-combos-in-concert-march-28/

 

Doug Young Studios: Stations of the Cross March 28-30, 2014

Stations of the Cross Exhibit:


Friday, March 28 7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, March 29 6:00-9:00 PM
Sunday, March 30 1:00-4:00 PM

Artists


Doug Young, Drew Conley, Jared Stanley, Chris Koelle, Jeremiah Langner, Charles Pate, Jonathan Vanderbijl, Vedhagiri Ranganathan, Kathy Bell

Free Admission
For more information, contact Doug Young. (864) 430-3130

Foothills Philharmonic: “Stories of Land and Sea” March 29, 2014

“Stories of Land and Sea”
Saturday, March 29th, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Reception to follow performance.


Foothills Philharmonic continues its 13th concert season, Storytellers, this Saturday evening with Stories of Land and Sea. In this second of three performances in the Spring Concert Series, Foothills Philharmonic's various chamber groups will present famous works such as La Mer by Claude Debussy, Finlandia by Jean Sibelius, Die Moldau by Bedrich Smetana, and the Finale of Respighi's Pines of Rome.

 

The 2013-2014 season continues to feature an exciting repertoire showcasing international masterpieces that will transport our audience across the globe and beyond. Season 13 will explore everything from classical and popular favorites to more intimate chamber music, and probably a few selections you’ll hear for the first time.

 

Performing in Greenville since 2000, Foothills Philharmonic is committed to providing high-quality, classical music performances to the Upstate community free of charge. Each concert is followed by a complimentary reception that allows patrons to meet our musicians and artistic director.

 

J. Harley Bonds Center
505 N. Main St., Greer, SC 29650
(864) 355-8080
Admission is FREE.


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

Christina Laurel & Kathryn Schnabel: "Creative Living..." March 29, 2014

Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist


March 29, 2014
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This class is designed for adults (18 + years) will be in the Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio. Are you a frustrated artist, needing and wanting to be creative, but can't find the inspiration or guidance that you need to become productive again? The Pickens County Museum of Art and History might have the answer for you! Local artists Christina Laurel and Kathryn Schnabel will be here to help you unleash the dormant artist within. Their one day workshop session, "Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist," will address and identify needs within each student, and encourage growth and exploration. Are you a dormant dabbler? Are you a fearful perfectionist? Put your worries to rest, and embrace the artist within. A materials list will be provided by the instructors. Class size is minimum four students, maximum eight.

Tuition for this class is only $80 ($70 for museum members) Pre-registration is required and must be paid by March 27.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the Pickens County Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. To register, or for more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963.

Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist March 29, 2014

Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist

Join us Saturday,March 29 for this special workshop with Christina Laurel and Kathryn Schnabel

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is pleased to announce that registration is open for a very special workshop to be team taught by the award-winning instructors, Christina Laurel and Kathryn Schnabel.

March 29, 2014: Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist” Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This class, designed for adults (18+ years), will be in the Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio. Are you a frustrated artist, needing and wanting to be creative, but can’t find the inspiration or guidance to become productive again? The Pickens County Museum of Art and History might have the answer for you! Local professional artists Christina Laurel and Kathryn Schnabel will be here to help you energize the dormant artist within. Their one-day workshop session, “Creative Living: Grow Your Inner Artist,” will address and identify needs within each student, and encourage growth and exploration. Are you a dormant dabbler? Are you a fearful perfectionist? Put your worries to rest, and embrace the artist within. A materials list will be provided by the instructors. Class size is minimum four students, maximum eight. Tuition for this class is only $80 ($70 for museum members). Pre-registration is required and must be paid by March 27.

To learn more about the artists, visit: Christina Laurel (http://www.claurelartist.com) and Kathryn Schnabel (http://www.windygardenstudio.com). 

Supply List: magazines, glue stick, scotch tape, stapler, (no scissors); silk painting supplies will be provided.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops and you may register on-line at www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar, in person, or by calling the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963. Tuition may be paid by cash, check or charge.  Make check payable to the Pickens County Museum or call the Museum to use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.  Workshops will be held at the Pickens County Museum, 307 Johnson Street in Pickens. Full Tuition must be paid before session. Students will be notified if a workshop is cancelled or filled. If cancelled, all tuition will be reimbursed to registered student. No tuition will be reimbursed after date of this workshop.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the Pickens County Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. To register, or for more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963.

Younts Center: "Jane Monheit" March 29, 2014

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist


Jane Monheit


March 29, 7:30 pm

"Everything I'm singing now is a reflection of my truest self," says Jane Monheit. "After all this time in the industry, after touring for 13 years, it's time to just be me, with complete and utter freedom." Monheit has been a leading light in both the jazz and cabaret worlds since emerging as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute's 1998 vocal competition. In addition to her own recordings, she has worked alongside the likes of Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, and Ivan Lins.

 

315 N. Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644


Younts Center for Performing Arts
864-409-1050
civiccenter.boxoffice@fountaininn.org
http://www.yountscenter.org

Furman Amphitheater: "Percussion Ensemble" March 29, 2014

FURMAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE TO PRESENT


“INUKSUIT” AS PART OF EARTH DAY FESTIVAL


Release is available online:
http://newspress.furman.edu/2014/03/percussion-ensemble-to-present-inuksuit-march-29/

The Furman Percussion Ensemble will present a performance Saturday, March 29 at 4 p.m. in the Furman Amphitheater.

“Inuksuit” by John Luther Adams, is free and open to the public and is presented by the Music Department as part of the Earth Day Festival taking place throughout the day on campus.

The student-led performance features 15 ensemble members and two alumni guests.

Music critic Alex Ross of The New Yorker said of the performance, “… one of the most rapturous experiences of my listening life.”

Adams’ groundbreaking work, scored for anywhere between nine and 99 percussionists, was co-commissioned by Furman and premiered in 2009 at the Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. The U.S. premiere of the piece took place at Furman in 2010.

An Alaskan composer, Adams is known for his attempts to marry music to landscape or some other aspect of nature. The concert-length work takes its title from the stone monoliths that the Inuit use to orient themselves in the Arctic region.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman Music Department at 864-294-2086, or email the department at FurmanMusic@furman.edu.

 

Centre Stage:Smudge April 01-15, 2014

Centre Stage's "Tuesday Night Fringe Series" presents,
Smudge
by Rachel Axler

April 1st, 8th and 15th, 2014

This dark comic tragedy isn't for the fainthearted: A young couple has an extremely deformed baby, whom they joking called "the smudge" when they saw the first ultrasound photo of her. "Smudge" is also about the complicated nature of love, what it means to truly become a parent and the resilience of a life unexpected.

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29604
864-233-6733

Downtown Alive! "Shane Pruitt Band" April 03, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


Living and breathing the blues and gospel, The Shane Pruitt Band embodies a regional tradition while bringing its original tone and flare to every performance. Finding itself ever-searching in musical traditions between Delta Blues, Gospel, and Southern Rock, The Shane Pruitt Band embraces in the Jam Band traditions of improvisation and an ever-evolving musical experience. Picking up momentum with every performance, Shane Pruitt and his trio are driving towards uncharted waters while wowing critics everywhere they play.
shanepruittband.com | Listen

 

Arts Tent


Aldo Muzzarelli (painter)
http://www.greenvillearts.com/art-scene/arts-directory/?ci=&page=&q=muzzarelli&x=0&y=0

Yelitza Diaz Muzzarelli (sculpture)
http://www.greenvillearts.com/art-scene/arts-directory/?ci=&page=&q=diaz&x=0&y=0

Columbia Open Studios April 03-06, 2014

Tour Artist's Studios!
Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th, 2014

701 Center for Contemporary Art presents Columbia Open Studios, a free, self-led driving tour of artists’ working studios spanning the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties. This weekend-long tour allows the public to meet and interact with the artists in a variety of unique studio environments. Saturday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday: 12-6 p.m. Visit www.columbiaopenstudios.org for more information.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1411402979106416

Preview Party
Thursday, April3, 7-10 PM
Olympia Room at 701 Whaley

$5 for members, $10 for non-members

Enjoy cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeurves, music by DJ Snow, and a pop-up exhibition of #ColaOpenStudios artists

Woodmont High School: "Wizard of Oz" April 03-05, 2014

The Wizard of Oz at Woodmont High is entering its final weekend of performances. Tickets are only $8 (and $5 for children 12 and under). Call (864)355-8603 to reserve tickets. There are plenty of seats available. The final three shows will run this Thursday through Saturday at 7pm. Woodmont High is located in southern Greenville County.

Woodmont High
2831 West Georgia Road
Piedmont, SC 29673

The Wizard of Oz is directed by Will Ragland, musical direction by Josh Morton, and choreography by Kimberlee Ferreira. The production is sponsored by MAC.

 

GLT: Don't Dress for Dinner April 04-19, 2014

Greenville Little Theatre presents the hilarious comedy:
Don't Dress for Dinner
Some of the best comic actors in the Upstate will have you in stitches in this farce fresh off a Broadway revival. Bernard plans a weekend with his mistress at a French farmhouse, sends his wife off to visit her mother, and has invited his best friend to provide an alibi. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues.

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

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

First Fridays Gallery Crawl April 04, 2014

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





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





Main Street Fridays: "Mike Frost Band" April 04, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


Aiken, South Carolina's Mike Frost Band - featuring the superb vocals and saxophone of Lauren Meccia – is energizing the local music scene by blending together several musical styles to create a sound that’s all their own. Anchored by the dynamic bass playing of Mike Frost - an artist with decades of worldwide touring and performing experience - they combine a crowd-pleasing sense of fun with adventurous, turn-on-a- dime musicianship. As evidenced by their stellar CD releases, Riddle Me This? (2011), Get Frosted! Live at the Blue Horse (2011), Frosty Christmas (2012), and Live at the Red Pepper (2013), their sound contains elements of danceable funk, classic rock, and R&B, while their approach to jazz standards and modern ballads is laced with undeniable verve and performed with a soulful spirit.
mikefrostband.com | Listen

Gallery Seventeen: "Brian Hibbard" April 04-May 30, 2014

New Works by Brian Hibbard
"Year of the Horse"


Opening Reception: April 4th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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

(864) 235-6799

McAlister: "Furman Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble" April 04, 2014

FURMAN SYMPHONIC BAND AND WIND ENSEMBLE


PRESENT CONCERT APRIL 4

Event takes place Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium

http://newspress.furman.edu/2014/03/symphonic-band-and-wind-ensemble-present-concert-april-4/

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present a concert Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus.

The concert, “Maslanka,” is open to the public. It is named in honor of special guest composer David Maslanka. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.

The performance is conducted by Furman Director of Bands Leslie W. Hicken and Director of Athletic Bands Jay A. Bocook.

The program includes works by Timothy Kramer and Vincent Persichetti; Candide Suite by Leonard Bernstein; two pieces by Maslanka; and “The Rifle Regiment” by John Philip Sousa.

Maslanka was born in New Bedford, Mass. in 1943. He attended the Oberlin College Conservatory where he studied composition with Joseph Wood. He spent a year at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and did masters and doctoral study in composition at Michigan State University where his principal teacher was H. Owen Reed.

Included in his more than 130 works are 40 compositions for wind ensemble and band, and several chamber music, orchestral, and choral pieces. Maslanka has served on the faculties of the State University of New York at Geneseo, Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, and Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York.

Widely published and recorded, Maslanka has been a freelance composer since 1990 and now lives in Missoula, Mont.

For more information about the concert, contact the Furman Band Office at 864-294-3069.

 

Art & Light: "Liz Rundorff Smith Exhibit" April 04, 2014

"The Memory of Place"
Liz Rundorff Smith


Excitement ahead friends and collectors! A&L is going home and will be opening a second gallery in the Flatiron building on Friday, April 4th.

The First Friday opening features Greenville artist, Elizabeth Rundorff Smith's all new collection of paintings from abstracted photography.

"My process begins with photographs that I project and from which I work to abstract the moment captured in the camera while maintaining fragments of a representational image."

Opening Reception
Friday, April 4
6:00-9:00pm

1205 Pendleton St (Flatiron)
The Village of West Greenville
Greenville, SC 29609

A&L FLATIRON is our second location and will be open every Friday & Saturday 11am-5pm - as well as all of the Flatiron artists. (Joseph Bradley, Pat Kilburg, Janina Ellis and Signe & Genna Grushovenko)

A&L on Aberdeen is open every Tuesday - Saturday!

 

The Film House: "Night at the Movies" April 04, 2014

The Film House presents " Night at the Movies"


April 4th, 7-10pm

The Peace Center's Rameur Studio
Attire: Semi-Formal

Screening: "Singing in the Rain"

Cocktails, hors d'oeurvres , Hot tea by "O-Cha-Tea-Bar," Live music and a silent auction featuring local artists.

Cocktail Hour is from 7-8, the movie seats at 8

First Fridays: "Pat Kilburg Studio" April 04, 2014

First Friday Gallery Walk


Friday, April 4, 6:00-9:00 PM

Stop in and say hello.  There's plenty of parking across the street from the Flatiron Building

1209 Pendleton Street
(864) 630-1652


NEW!!!  Now open every Friday and Saturday, 11:00-5:00

AGGG: "Heather Love" April 04-30, 2014

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville presents Heather Love

Exhibition Dates: April 1 - 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, April 4, 6-9 pm


Heather Love grew up in Raleigh NC and took her first photography class at the age of 12. Since that time she has experimented with photography off and on, but began focusing specifically on black-and-white as a medium after she moved to Greenville in 2009. She has since expanded her work to include photos in sepia-tone, but each photo remains true to traditional technique--although the photos are taken digitally, no adjustments or alterations are made that could not be recreated in a traditional darkroom.

Artist's Statement


My goal as a photographer is to capture details or elements of a scene that are emphasized by the absence of color. I hope that by taking images in black-and-white or sepia, the viewer notices things about the picture that their eye wouldn't otherwise see. Some of these scenes are more abstract while in others the components can be easily identified--in both cases, my hope is that the observer discerns and enjoys the details and composition of each piece.

200 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Artistry Workshops and Gallery: "First Friday" April 04, 2014

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery  present...
First Friday, April 4th 6-9pm

Clay, Installation, Metal Art, Painting, Sculpture


Carol Ann Kronyak and Timothy Chorbadjian

Artistry Workshops and Gallery
12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

www.theartistrygallery.com

With Food from Mobile Good-to-Go Kitchen

Taylors Mill: "First Friday" April 04, 2014


Performances By:
Wasted Wine
Discordia Arts
Morgan of the Pines

Sculptural Installations By:
Allison Anne Brown
Carey Morton

After Party At:
Due South

2nd Floor
Taylors Mill
250 Mill Street
Taylors, SC

GSO: The Russian Sorcerer and His Apprentice April 05-06, 2014

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents,
The Russian Sorcerer and His Apprenctice

Sat. April 5, 8pm
Sun. April 6, 3pm

Taneyev  Symphony No. 4,
Op. 12, C minor
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet,
Overture - Fantasy
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien,
Op. 45

Prepare to be mesmerized by two spectacular works as the great Pyotr Tchaikovsky dons his sorcerer's cap and casts a melodic spell, each inspired by Italian impressions. The concert begins with the Greenville premier of the monumental and powerful Fourth Symphony by another Russian master - Sergei Taneyev, beloved pupil and close friend of Tchaikovsky himself.

Peace Center Concert Hall

Arts Council of Pickens: "Spring Fling Arts Festival" April 05, 2014

The Arts Council of Pickens  County presents "The Spring Fling Arts Festival"


April 5, 2014
8:00am - 2:00pm

Downtown Easley in front of City Hall
(Right beside the Easley Farmer's Market)

Folk art, visual art & literary art vendor booths, live music and dance performances, children's art activities. The Farmer's Market will be open!

I.C.P. Workshops: Succulent Terrarium April 08, 2014

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

Succulent Terrarium
with Amy Walchers of Urban Digs

When: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 7 PM – 10 PM / Where: Urban Digs, 215 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29609 / Cost: $30
https://tito.io/indie-craft-parade/2013---2014-workshops

Chautauqua: Harry Turman, led by George Frein April 08, 2014

Chautauqua Discussion Series: presented in collaboration with Greenville Library System.

Tuesday, April 8, 7:00pm

How did unsuccessful farmer, businessman gone bankrupt, and unknown politician from Missouri, who suddenly found himself President make some of the most crucial decisions in history? Truman would end the war with Germany, use the atomic bomb against Japan, save a starving Europe, create a Fair Deal for Americans, start the nation on the road to civil rights, confront an expanding Soviet Union and wage war in Korea. And, the always underestimated Truman staged one of the most stunning political comebacks in American history  — his 1948 “whistle-stop campaign” against Thomas E. Dewey. This unassuming yet supremely confident and decisive man rose to the occasion.

George Frein returns to Greenville to lead this discussion. Dr. Frein is Founder of Greenville Chautauqua and Artistic Director currently cybercommuting from Texas.   A Chautauqua Legend himself, George Frein is one of the most sought-after performers on the Chautauqua Circuit. He has created for us the roles of Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, John Adams, Henry Adams, Herman Melville, John Winthrop, John James Audubon and the ever lovable Dr. Seuss. He will perform as Harry Truman in the June 2014 Festival.

http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/

GLT: "Miss Nelson is Missing!" April 09-12, 2014

The Greenville Little Theatre present: "Miss Nelson is Missing!"


April 9 - 12 at 10:30 am, except Wednesday performance at 7pm

Tickets $8 with discounts available for groups

Or, COME AND 'DOUBLE PLAY' - Enjoy a visit to the Children's Museum of the Upstate along with seeing Miss Nelson is Missing! for only $12! Ask the Box Office for Details! 233-6238

Call the Box Office to find out about our Wednesday night special as part of the "Week of the Young Child" Celebration

PURCHASE TICKETS 

Downtown Alive! "The Mobros" April 10, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


THE MOBROS make old ideas sound new. Kelly Morris, who plays guitar and sings with sweeping guttural gusts that can elicit shivers, is joined by his brother, Patrick, on drums. Whereas most bands would be satisfied with re-creating a sound and mood that invokes nostalgia, THE MOBROS have expanded on the soul and rock music they listened to in their youth. The brothers' songs contain deeply-rooted Southern underpinnings, a result of growing up in historic Camden, S.C. They've played the prestigious Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, Atlanta's Sweetwater 420 Fest, Greenville's Artistphere International Art Festival, Eco Fest in Jacksonville, FL, Earth Day Festival in Myrtle Beach, SC, Columbia's Blues Festival, the Carolina Homegrown Music Festival, Fall For Greenville Music Festival, Sautee Jamboree in Sautee Nacoochee, Ga and the Free Times Music Crawl. About 40,000 revelers were at St. Pat's in Five Points when The Mobros played a headlining slot in 2012. Most recently they were hand picked by B.B. KING to open for him on two shows of his Summer 2013 tour, at the Snagajob.com Amphitheater in Glen Allen, VA and at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC. With his guitar, Kelly, who is crafty and prolific, creates a labyrinthine of notes, sometimes playing dual guitar and bass parts. Patrick, who is sponsored by Anchor Drums, adds Caribbean percussive inflections. What is immediately gripping about the brotherly music is their flourishing harmonies, the melodic layers stacked seemingly effortlessly. The brothers are taking sabbaticals from college to pursue music, and they are on the verge of releasing their debut album "Walking With a Different Stride" in the Fall of 2013. Bars and clubs have smoldered because of their sweltering sets, as the band melds Latin, blues, funk and soul, often in the same song, into a scintillating blend. The music can also soothe in the way that authentic, decades-old soulful classics do. For THE MOBROS, the old ideas are seasoning for their resonant, modern sound.
themobros.com | Listen

 

Arts Tent


The Warehouse Theatre:
http://www.warehousetheatre.com/
Find out about the 2014/15 season of amazing productions at the Warehouse Theatre!

Two MAC member artists will show their work:
Alexandra Yannopoulis and Alexia Moustelou-Giannopoulos

Albino Skunk Music Festival April 10-12, 2014

Set in a rural, relaxed environment, the Skunk Fest has been a Greer fixture and provided a platform for local musicians of all genres. Guests are encouraged to escape the daily grind and camp on the grounds. How better to discover new bands than in a lounge chair with a packed cooler?

Skunk Farm
4063 Jordan RoadGreer, SC

Daily Tickets: $18 - $45; weekend ticket: $300

www.albinoskunk.com

Merge: "Artist Reception" April 10, 2014

Merge is partnering with local curator, Kara Blanken to host of a conceptual exhibition of local, contemporary art.

The opening reception is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6-9 PM. The show will be on view at the Merge offices until the first week of June.

The show will feature a total of four local artists who are not currently represented by local galleries. Bryan Hiott from Taylors Mill and Aaron Greene from The Village of West Greenville will be featuring wet plate collodion tintypes, albumen prints on glass, Polaroid prints, and Leica shots. Craig King from White Whale Studios and Virginia Yearick from Clemson University will include complex charcoal drawings, oil paintings, and intricate prints.

Merge is located at 411 University Rdg. Ste. 225 Greenville, SC 29601

Hampton III Gallery: "Paul Yanko" April 10-May 24, 2014

New Paintings by Paul Yanko


April 10 - May 24

Opening: Thursday, April 10, 7-9 PM
Artist's Talk: 8 PM

Coffee and Conversation
Saturday, May 3, 11 - noon

Hampton III Gallery LTD
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Taylors, SC 29687

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5
Saturday 10-5
(864) 268-2771

www.hamptoniiigallery.com
sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com

Main Street Fridays: "Herringbones" April 11, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


The Herringbones Band performs a mix of original music and covers of classic rock, Top 40, acoustic rock, oldies, beach, country, jazz, and party music from the last 50 years. We have been playing as a band for 5 years, specializing in outdoor concerts and private events. We love to provide high-quality, energetic, family-friendly entertainment. Our promise: Great music across many styles, an irresistible groove to make people move, and lots of fun for everyone.
www.theherringbones.com | Listen

Spartanburg Art Museum: "Diana Farfan Exhibit" April 11-May 16, 2014

Diana Farfan’s Bread and Circus Exhibition Opens at Spartanburg Art Museum


The Spartanburg Art Museum opens a new exhibition of surrealist ceramic sculptures by Colombian-born artist Diana Farfan, entitled Bread and Circus. Join the Spartanburg Art Museum for the opening reception on Friday April 11 from 5-8 pm with a gallery talk by the artist at 6:30 pm.

Diana Farfan was born in Bogotá, Colombia where she received her BFA from the National University of Colombia. She completed her training closer to home, in Columbia, South Carolina, where she received her MFA in Ceramics from the University of South Carolina. Farfan currently resides and works in Greenville, South Carolina.

Bread and Circus, which derives its name from the famous quote by Roman satirist Juvenal, refers to a superficial means of satisfying or sedating the masses. The circus theme woven throughout the playful menagerie of ceramic toys, dolls, and marionettes, references this political distraction via spectacle. The sculptures in Bread and Circus hold a strong socio-political connotation, as well as a hefty dose of humor.

Farfan is a master of straddling the line between the playful and the serious. Her pieces while often beautifully and whimsically created, ask more of us. They tackle major themes such as the human condition, the human body, and how we connect with ourselves and with each other. By playfully manipulating the clay and distorting classical ideas of anatomy, Farfan is able to mold not only her sculptures, but also the way in which we view the themes they evoke.

Bread and Circus is on view at the Spartanburg Art Museum through May 16, 2014. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm.

Whimsical Toys Workshop with Diana Farfan: Saturday April 19 1-5pm. 3D Studio. $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Includes all materials.

This exhibition is made possible in part with funding from the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Arts Partnership of Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit spartanartmuseum.org

 

 

Christina Laurel: "SUMINIGASHI & SUMI-E" April 12, 2014

SUMINIGASHI & SUMI-E


April 12, 2014
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Liz Smith-Cox Educational Studio.

Class size is a minimum of 4 students, maximum of 8 and is designed for adults ( 18 years +): Suminigashi marbles paper by "floating ink" - a process that originated in 12th Century Japan; Sumi-e uses bamboo-handled brushes with sumi (ink) to create deceptively simple paintings. Learn about Japanese papers and Asian art forms from instructor Christina Laurel. Materials provided.

Tuition for this class is only $80 ($70 for museum members). Pre-registration is required and tuition must be paid by April 10.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops and you may register on-line at www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar, in person, or by calling the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963. Tuition may be paid by cash, check or charge.  Make check payable to the Pickens County Museum or call the Museum to use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.  Workshops will be held at the Pickens County Museum, 307 Johnson Street in Pickens. Full Tuition must be paid before session. Students will be notified if a workshop is cancelled or filled. If cancelled, all tuition will be reimbursed to registered student. No tuition will be reimbursed after date of this workshop.

Peace Center: "An Evening with John Legend" April 12, 2014

Show Dates
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 8:00 PM
Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist, John Legend will be coming to the Peace Center for the Performing Arts on April 12, 2014. The show will feature John in an intimate and acoustic setting, highlighted by guitar/vocal accompaniment as well as a string quartet.The tour comes in support of Legend's highly acclaimed fourth studio album Love In the Future which continues to gain momentum on the Billboard 200 Chart and currently sits in the top 10 on the R&B Album Chart. Produced by Legend and longtime collaborators Kanye West and Dave Tozer, the albums smash single "All of Me," was recently certified Gold sales status.Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. He's sold an impressive seven million albums worldwide and his work has earned him three Soul Trail Awards, the BET Award for Best New Artist, and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In addition to singing/songwriting, John Legend also works on many humanitarian initiative and efforts. These have been recognized through many service awards including the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Service Award from Africare. John currently sits on the boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, Stand for Children, and the Harlem Village Academies.

Tickets: $45-75

http://www.johnlegend.com/


Coffee Underground: "Laughing Stock Improv" April 12, 2014

Laughing Stock Improv will perform at Coffee Underground



April  12th at 10:30pm


http://laughingstockimprov.weebly.com/

Coffee Underground
At the corner of Coffee and Main
Downtown Greenville

Downtown Alive! "Brian Collins" April 17, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


Born and raised in West Georgia, Brian Collins displays a true southern soul with his musical presence. Humbled by his modest upbringing as the son of two truck-driving parents, Brian exudes passion and love in every corner of his career. Brian’s a longtime veteran of the industry and demonstrates an equivalent professionalism. The soulful quality of his voice gives meaningful expression to songs that bend the lines of genres like country, southern rock, and soul. The depth of Brian’s songwriting and the magnitude of his perspective attest to his broad appeal and ever-growing fan base. His honest lyrics capture the heart of every listener. Take a cross between Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Zac Brown, and Marc Broussard—and you have a sound unlike any other—you have something unique. And uniqueness describes Brian in every sense of the word. His tone, driven by the beats of a stripped-down percussion kit and bass lines, offer a well-rounded, energetic live performance that engulfs the senses and takes audiences on a notable journey.
www.BrianCollins.us | Listen

Arts Tent


Robert Havens (painting)

 

Jared Emerson: "Persepective Art Show" April 17, 2014

Artist Jared Emerson is giving of his talent and time to shine a light on needful communities. The show will feature a display of Emerson's art and include a live performance by will the artist. All of the evening's events will benefit the Premier Foundation, which supports global charities, and the Adopt the Block Program.

Zen
924 S. Main StreetGreenville, SC

Thursday, 7:00pm
$75
(864) 561-3091
www.perspectiveartshow.como

Centre Stage: "The Producers" April 17-19, 2014




Centre Stage presents: "The Producers" by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan


What happens when a down on his luck producers and his nerdy accountant find out they owe big time taxes?  They set out to create a huge write off by producing the biggest flop Broadway has ever seen!...but will it fail?...they are taking no chances as they have found the perfect script:  "Springtime for Hitler".  You will never forget the names of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom.
Shows left:
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:00pm

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 8:00pm

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8:00pm


Centre Stage

501 River Street

Greenville, SC 29601





Book Signing: "Web of Water" April 17-May 06, 2014

Web of Water: Reflections of Life Along the Saluda & Reedy Rivers


Upstate Forever (www.upstateforever.org) announced today launch event details for their upcoming book, Web of Water: Reflections of Life Along the Saluda and Reedy Rivers.

The book consists of images collected in the Saluda-Reedy watershed by four South Carolina photographers: Tom Blagden, Clay Bolt, jon holloway, and Ben Geer Keys, and essays by Upstate nature writer John Lane.

“Web of Water is a marvelous mix of…exquisite photographs that are a delight to the eyes and words that flow like a river pulling the reader along and capturing the spirit of the place,” said Rudy Mancke, Naturalist in Residence at the University of South Carolina.

The Greenville book launch will be held on Tuesday, April 22 at Studio 220, Hyatt (220 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC).

If you are unable to make the Greenville book launch, the Spartanburg book launch will be held on Tuesday, May 6 at Indigo Hall (190 Ezell Street, Spartanburg, SC). The Spartanburg launch will also celebrate the 10th anniversary of Upstate Forever in Spartanburg. All events are scheduled for 5:00 – 7:00pm. Members of the media, as well as the public, are invited to attend.

About Upstate Forever

Upstate Forever is a non-profit organization promoting sensible growth and protecting special places in the Upstate region of South Carolina. The organization strives to develop clean water, healthy air and abundant green space across the entire Upstate; encourage a pattern of development with reduced fiscal and environmental impacts; and support fully informed and engaged citizens throughout the region. With offices in Greenville and Spartanburg, Upstate Forever focuses on three programs – Clean Air & Water, Sustainable Communities, and Land Trust.

About Hub City Press

Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission, Hub City Press is a non-profit independent press in Spartanburg, S.C. that publishes well-crafted, high-quality works by new and established authors, with an emphasis on the Southern experience.

Greenwood:
Thursday, April 17th at Sundance Gallery: 5 -7pm

Greenville:
Tuesday, April 22nd at Studio 220, Hyatt 5-7

Spartanburg:
Tuesday, May 6th at Indigo Hall, 5-7pm

Peace Center: "Melissa Etheridge" April 18, 2014

Show Dates
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 8:00 PM
Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge will perform at the Peace Center as part of a limited run of live dates in an intimate theatre setting. This show is a rare opportunity to see the rock icon perform in a stripped-down atmosphere, rotating between electric and acoustic guitar, piano, and harmonica."I enjoy doing the solo shows not only to get ready for a new album, I also love to dive into my catalogue of songs and bring a new freshness to my older material," explains Melissa Etheridge. "It is such an intimate experience with the audience, and it is truly one of my favorite ways to perform."

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocal, Etheridge has remained one of America's favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. She stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. Hitting her artistic and commercial stride, Melissa's success has landed her multiple Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.

Tickets: $45-$65

Main Street Fridays: "5th and York" April 18, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


A hugely popular regional sensation since forming in 2006, the Charlotte, North Carolina based group 5th and York’s dynamic, multi-faceted follow-up to their infectious 2011 debut album “Nascentum,” is entitled “ALL IN”. The new project offers a clever overview of the Charlotte, North Carolinas’ urban jazz ensemble’s musical mission this time around. 5th and York is stirred up the urban smooth jazz landscape with the release of its eclectic debut album and are taking things a step further this time around by releasing their first National Single “Maputo,” an explosive cover of the classic, Marcus Miller penned smooth jazz format staple that was originally recorded by Bob James and David Sanborn on their Grammy winning album Double Vision.

The group’s saxophonist and co-founder Derwin Friday is the jazzy core of the group who has been playing with bassist Dewarren Tate for over ten years; Friday’s first cousin, guitarist Derrick Friday, is a rocker who adds powerful electricity to their infectious melodies and driving grooves. Keyboardist and musical director George Mason is a renowned musician in several different genres of music including Gospel and Hip Hop. Drummer Johnny Gillard lays down the rhythmic foundation for the band, and is a contemporary jazz natural who is coveted by many bands throughout the area for his uncanny ability to, as Derwin says, “keep time like a human metronome.” Lead vocalist Tra Mason, has shared the stage with various gospel and R&B stars, including Glen Jones and Ginuwine.

5th and York has come a long way and matured as a band significantly since their first gig at The Jazz Café in 2006. In addition to headlining at regional festivals and playing local clubs, they have opened for legendary artists Frankie Beverly & Maze, Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago, as well as R&B greats Anthony Hamilton and the late Gerald Levert. The main attraction as the weekly house band in the Lobby Lounge at the Ritz Carlton in Charlotte for the past three years,5th and York’s profile in the Charlotte region increased tremendously. Ongoing connection at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre which had them opening for many of the superstar pop and R&B artists performing in town. Before the Ritz, they performed regularly at the House of Jazz in Charlotte and Brown Street Tavern in Greenville, South Carolina (where they also have a strong following), in addition to all their philanthropic work and festival gigs. Recent festival appearances in Charlotte and Greenville include The Derby Festival (held the weekend of the Kentucky Derby), Sunset Jazz Festival, Sip and Stroll Festival (a wine and music event) and the Fall for Greenville Festival. 5th and York opened the 2013 Uptown Charlotte Jazz Festival (whose lineup featured Peter White, Euge Groove and Brian Culburtson) this past summer, frequenting in cities like Atlanta and Greenville, SC, which has become a popular contemporary jazz hub in the region. The band also continues its involvement with numerous charities, performing at galas for such organizations as A Better World – a local charity helping develop after school and summer programs for children from low income and single parent homes. They also have performed for the local chapter of the Red Pump Society on behalf of World AIDs day various times.
www.5thandyork.com/ | Listen

LifeIt Cafe: "Feel Good Poetry Cafe" April 18, 2014

Introducing the One and Only “Feel Good Cafe” Open Mic and Chill spot!


Located at the newest and hippest place in Greenville SC

LifeIt Cafe 730 S.Pleasantburg Drive (Topside of Morgan Manor) Greenville SC 29607

*A night of feel good poetry, music, games, singing, lyricist and much more in the COOLEST place in town*

Admission: FREE
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Hosted by: Kimbi the Goddess of Unifyed Sol Poets

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Local Legends" April 18, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Local Legends" with Mock Turtle Soup


Local Legends performs every Friday night. With a different special guest storyteller each week, this fully improvised show is brand new every time. The personal stories told by local celebrities inspire a series scenes made up right before your eyes.

Cast: Harrison Brookie, Ben Burris, Meg Pierson, Lena RoperJason Underwood

This Week: Mock Turtle Soup
9:00 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Slimprov" April 18, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Slimprov and Mock Turtle Soup (Clemson Improv)


7:30 - 9:30 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Dual Duel" April 19, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents - Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games (with guest Matt White)


This show features two teams of two going head to head for points and your laughs. You may have some games like this on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, but here the points matter. The winner goes home with a women’s volleyball trophy, the loser just goes home!

Cast: Nicole Brown, Ben Burris, Molly Collins, Taylor Dorsett, Harry Heilemann, Darren Hudak, Kayla Joyce, Brad Garrett, John Moore, Jenn Newsome, Miguel Osornio, Griffin Pafford, Andy Roark, Britney Teie

King of the Mountain is coached by Wendy Mcclain

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Stand Up" April 19, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents: "Stand Up Comedy from Heroes of Hilarity"


Alchemy Comedy is committed to bring comedy to Greenville in all forms. We specialize in improv comedy, but also feature special stand-up comedy shows with out-of-town headliners.

Cast: Ben BurrisJason Underwood, and special guests.

Previous guests include Tom Keller, Crazy Boris, Nick Shaheen, Jason Farr, Justin Blackburn, Art Sturtevant, Charlie Grey, Michael Robinette, and Michael Channing, and the cast of the Most RACES Show on Earth!

9:00 - 11:00 pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
(Downtown Greenville)

Spoken Word Poetry: "Open Mic" April 20, 2014

Coffee and Poetry Every Sunday at Coffee Underground at 7:30pm in Downtown Greenville. [1 E. Coffee Street]


Bring your own poems to read or perform. Beginners welcome! Sign-up starts at 7:00pm. All poetry styles welcome! No shows on major holidays as posted. $5 cover (cash/check). Poetry Slam held last Sunday of each month. Hosted by Unifyed Sol Poets

Wits End Poetry is the longest running poetry series in South Carolina!

Peace Center: Flashdance the Musical April 22-27, 2014

The Peace Center presents,
Flashdance the Musical


April 22nd-27th, 2014


Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core. Flashdance the Musical tells the inspiring story of Alex Owens, a female Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night, with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer.

The score features the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award -winning title dong "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," and "I Love Rock & Roll."

FlashdanceTheMusical.com

WizardofOzTheMusical.com

GCMA: "Michael Mathers Photography" April 22-June 15, 2014

Michael Mathers Photography

Apr 16, 2014 — Jun 15, 2014

Explore the Upstate and Lowcountry of South Carolina along with western North Carolina in the evocative imagery of photographer Michael Mathers.

Gallery talk at 2pm, Sunday, April 27th.

Photographer Michael Mathers documents the architecture and landscapes of diverse locations throughout South Carolina. Join the artist for a gallery talk in his exhibition at the GCMA to learn more about his inspirations and his creative process.

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

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

 http://www.gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e87&DateOfEvent=04/27/2014

The Film House: "A Late Quartet" April 23, 2014

The Film House presents: "A Late Quartet"


2012     105 min.     Rated R.     Yaron Zilberman

Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.

7:00PM at Coffee Underground
$5.00 for admission

Downtown Alive! "Stero Reform" April 24, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


Hailing from Greenville, SC, Stereo Reform is a fusion of the creative talents of Neil Turner on bass, keys, and lead vocals, and Will Evans on guitar, keys, and backup vocals. In 2013, Stereo Reform released their newest album, The Future Started Yesterday. Produced by Grammy-nominated Bravo Ocean and funded in large part by an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, The Future Started Yesterday offers a fresh, sexy, modern sound that is wholly unique, yet feels somehow familiar. Anchored by songs such as The Future Started Yesterday, Fire, and 10 Miles Out of NYC (which was featured in Relix in 2011), this album boasts ample drums that give way to crisp guitar riffs and electro-influenced backbeats. In the Spring of 2013 Stereo Reform finished 8th in the nation wide Road to Roo contest, an intense competition for two highly-coveted spots to perform a Bonnaroo 2013. Most recently, Stereo Reform was accepted to Pandora's catalog in the record time of just a few short weeks. In 2014, the band looks forward to playing clubs and music halls throughout the southeast, and is looking to make an impact on the festival circuit.
www.stereoreform.com | Listen

 

Arts Tent


Rassmussen Gems

Barbara Green and the artists from the Western SC Gem & Mineral Society

Mission

To show the beauty of the gems that nature has produced.



Company Overview

Artisan Jewelry Designer, Lapidary, and Gemologist providing custom artistic unique jewelry.

Upstate Forever's "Upcountry Muse" April 24, 2014

“Upcountry Muse” To Feature World Premiere of Nature-Based Music and Dance


Event to Benefit Upstate Forever

Upstate Forever is pleased to announce the “Upcountry Muse,” an event featuring the world premiere of nature-based music and dance, on Thursday, April 24 at the Greenville Fine Arts Center, beginning at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Upstate Forever.

The original performances include:

• Nocturne, for cello and piano, by Jon Jeffrey Grier, performed by Alan Weinstein, cello, and Elizabeth Bachelder, piano.

• A Pondering Moment, solo dance choreographed and performed by Rebecca Lee.

• Walking the Blue Ridge, for piano, four hands, by Sally Wyche Coenen, performed by Michael Coenen and Sally Wyche Coenen.

• Pisgah Songs, by Jon Grier, based on poems by Jan Bailey, Marian Willard Blackwell, Keller Cushing Freeman, and Sue Lile Inman, performed by Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano, and Lisa Lee, piano.

Following the performances there will be a silent auction of art by students at the Fine Arts Center.

“This is going to be an unforgettable evening of inspiring music, dance, poetry and visual art, and we’re deeply honored that these great artists are paying tribute to Upstate Forever’s mission and work. Space is limited so I encourage people to get their tickets now,” said Sam Danner, Upstate Forever’s Membership and Special Events Director.

Tickets are $50 per person and are available now at www.upstateforever.org/upcountrymuse/.

For more information, contact:
Sam Danner, Upstate Forever
(864) 250-0500 x21
sdanner@upstateforever.org

 

24th Annual Upstate Hich School Art Exhibit April 24, 2014

Exhibition Dates: March 24 - April 25
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Thursday, April 24, 7:00 pm

Visual and Performing Arts
Greenville Technical College

The Film House: "Up" April 24, 2014

The Film House presents: "Up"


2009     96 min.     Rated PG     Pete Doctor and Bob Peterson

78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway.

7:00pm at Coffee Underground
$5 admission

GLT: The Return, Beatles Tribute April 25-27, 2014

The Return
A spectacular Beatles tribute


April 25-27, 2014

We're unable to see the Beatles ever again, but THE RETURN is the next best thing! The Return has crafted a truly authentic, entertaining, and very exciting show. In doing so, the band not only delivers a near perfect reproduction of a live Beatles concert -- they capture the very essence of the Beatles themselves. Feel the excitement of Beatlemania to Sergeant Pepper's and beyond!

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

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

GSO: A Night in Vienna April 25-27, 2014

Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra Series
A Night in Vienna

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

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

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

The Gunter Theatre

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

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


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

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

Performance Dates & Times:

Friday, Apr. 25 at 5:30pm

Saturday, Apr. 26 at 1pm and 3pm

Sunday, Apr. 27 at 2pm

Saturday, May 3 at 1pm and 3pm

Sunday, May 4 at 2pm

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

 

Main Street Fridays: "Derrick Dorsey Band" April 25, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

 

Alchemy Comedy: Student Showcase April 25, 2014

Alchemy Comedy presents "Improv 101 Student Showcase"


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

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Greenvillager" April 25, 2014

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


9:00PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Mauldin Cultural Center: Gregory Porter April 26, 2014

Gregory Porter


Saturday, April 26, 2014  |  Free


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


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


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


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

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents - Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games (with guest Matt White)


This show features two teams of two going head to head for points and your laughs. You may have some games like this on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, but here the points matter. The winner goes home with a women’s volleyball trophy, the loser just goes home!

Cast: Nicole Brown, Ben Burris, Molly Collins, Taylor Dorsett, Harry Heilemann, Darren Hudak, Kayla Joyce, Brad Garrett, John Moore, Jenn Newsome, Miguel Osornio, Griffin Pafford, Andy Roark, Britney Teie

King of the Mountain is coached by Wendy Mcclain

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Stand Up" April 26, 2014

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


Alchemy Comedy is committed to bring comedy to Greenville in all forms. We specialize in improv comedy, but also feature special stand-up comedy shows with out-of-town headliners.

Cast: Ben BurrisJason Underwood, and special guests.

Previous guests include Tom Keller, Crazy Boris, Nick Shaheen, Jason Farr, Justin Blackburn, Art Sturtevant, Charlie Grey, Michael Robinette, and Michael Channing, and the cast of the Most RACES Show on Earth!

9:00 - 11:00 pm
alchemycomedy.com

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
(Downtown Greenville)

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

Certus Saturday: Art in the Great Outdoors


11 am - 2 pm

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

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

Sherita Bolden: Book Signing April 26, 2014

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


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

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

www.sheritabolden.com

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


April 26 - June 12

Juried by Clark Whittington

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

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

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

Spoken Word Poetry: "Open Mic" April 27, 2014

Coffee and Poetry Every Sunday at Coffee Underground at 7:30pm in Downtown Greenville. [1 E. Coffee Street]


Bring your own poems to read or perform. Beginners welcome! Sign-up starts at 7:00pm. All poetry styles welcome! No shows on major holidays as posted. $5 cover (cash/check). Poetry Slam held last Sunday of each month. Hosted by Unifyed Sol Poets

Wits End Poetry is the longest running poetry series in South Carolina!

Spoken Word Poetry: "Open Mic" April 27, 2014

Coffee and Poetry Every Sunday at Coffee Underground at 7:30pm in Downtown Greenville. [1 E. Coffee Street]


Bring your own poems to read or perform. Beginners welcome! Sign-up starts at 7:00pm. All poetry styles welcome! No shows on major holidays as posted. $5 cover (cash/check). Poetry Slam held last Sunday of each month. Hosted by Unifyed Sol Poets

Wits End Poetry is the longest running poetry series in South Carolina!

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

Carey Hudson's Palette Knife Workshop

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

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

Peace Center: Roby Lakatos Ensemble April 29, 2014

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 7:30 PM

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

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

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

Gunter Theatre

GCYO: Spring Orchestras Concert April 29, 2014

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

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

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


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

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

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

 

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

Exhibition with Visiting Artist Sigmund Abeles


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

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

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

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

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

David McCurry


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

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

presented by Coldwell banker Caine

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

Terry Davenport and John Roberts


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

April 29th - June 30, 2014

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

Downtown Alive! "Jamie Wright Experience" May 01, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

 

Arts Tent


Henderson Art Gallery

Blaine Owens

Betty Snyder

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

Support local artists at Create the Cure!!


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

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

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

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

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

First Fridays Gallery Crawl May 02, 2014

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





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





Main Street Fridays: "NuSound" May 02, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

Gallery Seventeen: "Abstract Exhibit" May 02, 2014

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


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

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

(864) 235-6799

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

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


Local Legends performs every Friday night. With a different special guest storyteller each week, this fully improvised show is brand new every time. The personal stories told by local celebrities inspire a series scenes made up right before your eyes.

Cast: Harrison Brookie, Ben Burris, Meg Pierson, Lena RoperJason Underwood

This Week: Greenville Jazz Collective
9:00 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

7:30 PM

Coffee Underground1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Riverworks Gallery: "Reassigned" May 02, 2014

"Reassigned" RIVERWORKS Gallery


April 16, 2014 – May 29, 2014

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

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

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

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

 

First Fridays at Art Crossing May 02, 2014

Jewelry by Kathy Young Albertelli and Paintings by Ron Gillen


6:30 - 9:00 pm

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

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

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery

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

12 Andrews StreetGreenville, SC 29601

6-9 pm

www.theartistrygallery.com

www.behance.net/chapla

 

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

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

1 Wade Hampton Blvd

www.tlnorrisgallery.com

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

Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville presents guest artist Beth Andrews


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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

First Fridays: "Pat Kilburg" May 02, 2014

First Friday Gallery Walk


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

Please stop by the Patricia Kilburg Studio and say hello.

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

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

First Fridays at Les Beaux Arts Gallery



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

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

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

Classroom/art room is ready to go:

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

Finally, there are a few walls available for rental.

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

“Grand Finale – Pops Concert”
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Reception to follow performance.


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


(864) 355-8080

Admission is FREE.


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

Strawberry Festival May 03, 2014

Strawberry Festival & Country Fair 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

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

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


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



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

Vanya and Sonia and Mash and Spike


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

Flat Rock Playhouse2661 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, NC

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

$40
(828) 693-0731
flatrockplayhouse.org

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

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

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

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

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

www.greenvillechautauqua.org

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

Diana Farfan: "Bread and Circus"


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

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

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

Randy Shull: "Out of Line"


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

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

End of the Road Studios May 06, 2014

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

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

864.506.6116
864.638.8327

www.endoftheroadstudios.com

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

Fidelity Moonlight Movie Series


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

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

Downtown Alive! "SOULUTION" May 08, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

 

Arts Tent


Lexique Studios Jewelry


A found object, a vintage bead, a thought, an image...a bead full of magnificent color clicks into place, a single stone, a space, a refraction of light, then another...click, bead, click. This one, no that one, creating a form, a pattern, a texture...East meets West, balance it, name it and wish it well. Each sent out into the world to find a resting place or showplace- Adornments of unique character.

My studio- a fantastic palette of color, texture, and size. Boxes, bowls, design boards, and beads everywhere! Solve the puzzle...Can this be strung? Can it be wrapped, draped, twisted? Will it sparkle around my neck, jingle at my wrist, or swing by my ears in the breeze? Will it twinkle or seduce? Will it Dazzle? What name? What voice? Calls out to the viewer- “Buy me! Wear me! Let me speak to you and those around you! Wear me well and often because I am like no other.”

http://lexiquestudios.com/Lexique_Studios/Home.html

Allison Anne Brown


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

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

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

www.allisonannebrown.com

MCC: Overmountain Men + SC Broadcasters May 09, 2014

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


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

What They’re Saying:


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

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

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

Overmountain Men & South Carolina Broadcasters


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

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

- Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers

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

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

Main Street Fridays: "The Rock Doctors" May 09, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

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

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


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

For more information visit www.artisphere.us.

What's New for 10th Anniversary of Artisphere

 

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

Willie Nelson and Family


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

Charter Amphitheatre
SE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

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

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

Overmountain Men and South Carolina Broadcasters Perform Free Concert in Mauldin


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

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

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

This concert is a part of the Railroad Concert Series, and is supported by grants from the Metropolitan Arts Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

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

 

Carolina Bronze: "Handbell Concert" May 09, 2014

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Peace Center Concert Hall

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

Laughing Stock Improv will perform at Coffee Underground



May 10th at 10:30pm

http://laughingstockimprov.weebly.com/

Coffee Underground
At the corner of Coffee and Main
Downtown Greenville

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

Linda Rodney, AKA, Chocolate Thunder


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

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


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

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

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

Brantley Gilbert


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

Bon Secours Wellness Arena
650 N. Academy Street

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

South Carolina's Poet Laureate Reading May 10, 2014

Meet South Carolina's Poet Laureate, Marjory Wentworth

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Art Bomb's Spring Show


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

1320 Pendleton Street, Greenville SC 29611

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

 

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

The Peace Center presents,
The Phantom of the Opera


May 14-25, 2014


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

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

ThePhantomoftheOperaTour.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Downtown Alive! "Benton Blount" May 15, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

Artist Tent:


Blain Owens (photography)

Kyle Buttram

Main Street Fridays: "Steel Toe Stiletto" May 16, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

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

Recent Work, Paintings and Monoprints by Jim Gorman


May 16th - June 16th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Harold Night: Long-form Improv Comedy


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

Local Legends with Jenna Tamisia (Artistic Director of GLOW)

Friday, May 16th, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Clemson Festival of Arts May 17, 2014

Clemson Festival of Arts


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

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

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

explorearts.org

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

TJ Lazer and the New Detroits


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

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


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

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

Saluda Arts Fesitval May 17, 2014

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

Historic Downtown Saluda.

Saturday, May 17, 10 am - 4pm

Free

saluda.com

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


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

Sketch Review: Randomized Sketch Comedy


Saturday, May 17, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

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

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

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

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

Downtown Alive! "Erica Berg Collective" May 22, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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


Music


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

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

Arts Tent

 

Lexique Studios Jewelry


A found object, a vintage bead, a thought, an image...a bead full of magnificent color clicks into place, a single stone, a space, a refraction of light, then another...click, bead, click. This one, no that one, creating a form, a pattern, a texture...East meets West, balance it, name it and wish it well. Each sent out into the world to find a resting place or showplace- Adornments of unique character.

My studio- a fantastic palette of color, texture, and size. Boxes, bowls, design boards, and beads everywhere! Solve the puzzle...Can this be strung? Can it be wrapped, draped, twisted? Will it sparkle around my neck, jingle at my wrist, or swing by my ears in the breeze? Will it twinkle or seduce? Will it Dazzle? What name? What voice? Calls out to the viewer- “Buy me! Wear me! Let me speak to you and those around you! Wear me well and often because I am like no other.”

http://lexiquestudios.com/Lexique_Studios/Home.html

Wits End Poetry


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

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

http://www.witsendpoetry.com/

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

Upstate Shakespeare Festival: "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"

May 22-25, 19-31

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

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

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

www.warehousetheatre.com

Main Street Fridays: "True Blues" May 23, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

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

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

Heritage Park
861 SE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

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

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

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

Earth, Wind & Fire


May 23rd at 7:30 pm

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

Tickets: $12, $10, $5

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

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Improv Mixer: Impromptu Teams Improvising


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

Local Legends with Raj Gavurla (Speaker/Author)


Friday, May 23, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

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

Beneath the Oaks Music Academy Open House

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


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

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

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

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

 

Christina Laurel: "Graphite Expanded" May 24, 2014

Graphite Expanded



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

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

Pre-registration is required for all workshops and you may register on-line at www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar, in person, or by calling the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963. Tuition may be paid by cash, check or charge.  Make check payable to the Pickens County Museum or call the Museum to use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.  Workshops will be held at the Pickens County Museum, 307 Johnson Street in Pickens. Full Tuition must be paid before session. Students will be notified if a workshop is cancelled or filled. If cancelled, all tuition will be reimbursed to registered student. No tuition will be reimbursed after date of this workshop.

Trailblazer Park: "Ricky Godfrey" May 24, 2014

Ricky Godfrey


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

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

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


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

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

Peace Center: "Celtic Jam" May 24, 2014

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

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

Tickets: $10

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


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

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


Saturday, May 24, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

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

ART DISCUSSION GROUP- MAY MEETING


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

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

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

Any questions- email me at Birdie1345@aol.com            

Downtown Alive! "The Sound Committee" May 29, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

Arts Tent


The Greenville Little Theatre
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Tony Thermos
Photography
www.atphotogallery.net

Music by the Lake: "Sea Songs - Lakeside Concert Band" May 29, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


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

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

May 29th

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

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

 

GLT: Les Miserables May 30-June 22, 2014

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

May 30th through June 22nd

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

444 College St.  Greenville  SC  29601 - 864.233.6238


www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

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

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

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

Main Street Fridays: "Soul Stew" May 30, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

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

Edwin McCain Band with Mark Bryan

Friday, May 30, 2014 7:30 PM


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

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

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

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

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

Tickets: $25 Lawn, $35 Genevieve's

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

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

Foreigner and Styx


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

Charter Amphitheatre
861 Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

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

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

Wade Baker Jazz Group


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

Blues Boulevard Jazz
300 River Street, Ste. 203

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

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Stand-up Comedy with Ace Brown (New Jersey)


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

Local Legends with Ace Brown (Stand-up Comic)


Friday, May 30, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

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

Pansies and Other Fruits Lobby Exhibit


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

May 30 -June 19, 2014

The Warehouse Theatre37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Trailblazer Park: "RetroVertigo" May 31, 2014

RetroVertigo


This explosive, high-energy cover-band is irresistible when they start playing favorites from the 1980’s and more. RetroVertigo taps into its member's history of quality musicianship and showmanship to bring the most colorful music from the 80’s back to life. Across the