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April

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

"MUSIC'S POWER"


Sunday, April 26, 2015 | 3:00 PM

Sanctuary, First Baptist Church, Greenville

Bingham Vick, Jr., conductor

OPEN SEATING

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents: "German Inspirations"


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

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

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

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

(864) 467-3000

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

Wild Thing 
Music from the ‘60s 



April 30 – May 3, 2015


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


May

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

Wild Thing 
Music from the ‘60s 



April 30 – May 3, 2015


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


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

Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney – A Chautauqua History Alive event

Saturday, May 2 at 2:00pm

FREE

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

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

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

 

Full Moon Artists: "Spring Studio Sale" May 02-03, 2015

Full Moon Artists Spring Studio Sale!


More than 20 different artists in 4 studios.

Robin Cooper and Stan DuBose
his and her studios
End of the Road Studios
255 E. Bear Swamp Road
Walhalla, SC 29691
(864) 506-6116

Mike and Cindy Hart
a production studio in a farm setting
185 Dogwood Hill
West Union, SC 29696
(864) 557-2105
(864) 557-2106

Warren Carpenter
the "Dream" woodworking studio and gallery
234 Heartwood Drive
Seneca, SC 29672
(864) 882-0418

Chris Troy
a custom designed clay studio with lots of ceramic architectural details
210 Crestview Court
Seneca, SC 29672
(864) 985-1096

 

Younts: "Glenn Miller Orchestra" May 03, 2015

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



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

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

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

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

Chautauqua: "Walt Disney Discussion" May 05, 2015

Walt Disney – A Chautauqua History Alive discussion


Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00pm

FREE

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

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

Info:  greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

Artisphere Festival May 08-10, 2015

Vision Statement


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



Mission Statement


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


May 8, 9, 10, 2015!

http://www.artisphere.us/

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



Spring Fling Arts Festival @ the Farmer's Market


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

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

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

  • Touch hand loomed scarves and organically grown vegetables

  • Smell locally-made soaps and candles

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


Where


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


    North West Main Street, Easley, SC, United States



When



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


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

Chicora's Got Talent


Chicora choristers perform a talent showcase!

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

Augusta Heights Baptist Church
3018 Augusta Street

$10 adults / $5 seniors
Free for students

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

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

A TIME TO KILL


Don't miss the suspense of this legal thriller!

by: John Grisham adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes

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

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

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

June

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

A TIME TO KILL


Don't miss the suspense of this legal thriller!

by: John Grisham adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes

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

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

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

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



TWO ROOMS






Political issues are personal.




by: Lee Blessing




Show Dates: 


June 2, 2015 to June 10, 2015



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

Click here for tickets.

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

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

Boeing Boeing


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

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

Sponsored by Jackie and John Warner, Rogers Financial Group

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

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta StreetGreenville, SC

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

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

All Shook Up 


Book by Joe DiPietro


Inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley



June 5 – June 27, 2015

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

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


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


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





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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRE presents: "Into the Woods"



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

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

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

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

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

Chautauqua History Alive Festival  – America at the Movies


Friday June 12 through 21nd at various times
FREE

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

  • Fall in love with MARY PICKFORD

  • Be amazed the cinematic magic of ORSON WELLES

  • See poverty and joy through the lens of GORDON PARKS

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

  • Experience the MAKING OF GONE WITH THE WIND


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

Evenings Outdoors at 7:30p
Fri   12  WALT DISNEY, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Whitney Walters
Sat  13  MARY PICKFORD, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Don Shabkie
Sun 14  ORSON WELLES, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Magic Show
Wed17  WALT DISNEY, Travelers Rest Amphitheater – preshow Whitney Walters
Fri   19  WALT DISNEY, Falls Park, downtown – preshow GLOW
Sat  20  PARKS, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Moody Black
Sun 21  ORSON WELLES, Greenville Tech S. Pleasantburg – preshow Magic Show

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

Discussions at Artist Guild Gallery at 9:00a

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

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

July

Greenville Chorale: "Patriotic Concert" July 03, 2015

"Patriotic Concert"



Thursday, July 3, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Furman Lakeside Amphitheatre

Bingham Vick, Jr. and Les Hicken conducting

Open Seating

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

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Mauldin Cultural Center: Gregory Porter April 26, 2014

Gregory Porter


Saturday, April 26, 2014  |  Free


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


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


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


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

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents - Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games (with guest Matt White)


This show features two teams of two going head to head for points and your laughs. You may have some games like this on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, but here the points matter. The winner goes home with a women’s volleyball trophy, the loser just goes home!

Cast: Nicole Brown, Ben Burris, Molly Collins, Taylor Dorsett, Harry Heilemann, Darren Hudak, Kayla Joyce, Brad Garrett, John Moore, Jenn Newsome, Miguel Osornio, Griffin Pafford, Andy Roark, Britney Teie

King of the Mountain is coached by Wendy Mcclain

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Alchemy Comedy Theatre: "Stand Up" April 26, 2014

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


Alchemy Comedy is committed to bring comedy to Greenville in all forms. We specialize in improv comedy, but also feature special stand-up comedy shows with out-of-town headliners.

Cast: Ben BurrisJason Underwood, and special guests.

Previous guests include Tom Keller, Crazy Boris, Nick Shaheen, Jason Farr, Justin Blackburn, Art Sturtevant, Charlie Grey, Michael Robinette, and Michael Channing, and the cast of the Most RACES Show on Earth!

9:00 - 11:00 pm
alchemycomedy.com

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
(Downtown Greenville)

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

Certus Saturday: Art in the Great Outdoors


11 am - 2 pm

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

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

Sherita Bolden: Book Signing April 26, 2014

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


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

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

www.sheritabolden.com

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


April 26 - June 12

Juried by Clark Whittington

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

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

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

Spoken Word Poetry: "Open Mic" April 27, 2014

Coffee and Poetry Every Sunday at Coffee Underground at 7:30pm in Downtown Greenville. [1 E. Coffee Street]


Bring your own poems to read or perform. Beginners welcome! Sign-up starts at 7:00pm. All poetry styles welcome! No shows on major holidays as posted. $5 cover (cash/check). Poetry Slam held last Sunday of each month. Hosted by Unifyed Sol Poets

Wits End Poetry is the longest running poetry series in South Carolina!

Spoken Word Poetry: "Open Mic" April 27, 2014

Coffee and Poetry Every Sunday at Coffee Underground at 7:30pm in Downtown Greenville. [1 E. Coffee Street]


Bring your own poems to read or perform. Beginners welcome! Sign-up starts at 7:00pm. All poetry styles welcome! No shows on major holidays as posted. $5 cover (cash/check). Poetry Slam held last Sunday of each month. Hosted by Unifyed Sol Poets

Wits End Poetry is the longest running poetry series in South Carolina!

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

Carey Hudson's Palette Knife Workshop

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

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

Peace Center: Roby Lakatos Ensemble April 29, 2014

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 7:30 PM

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

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

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

Gunter Theatre

GCYO: Spring Orchestras Concert April 29, 2014

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

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

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


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

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

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

 

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

Exhibition with Visiting Artist Sigmund Abeles


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

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

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

Greenville County Museum of Art
www.gcma.org

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

David McCurry


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

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

presented by Coldwell banker Caine

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

Terry Davenport and John Roberts


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

April 29th - June 30, 2014

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

Downtown Alive! "Jamie Wright Experience" May 01, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

 

Arts Tent


Henderson Art Gallery

Blaine Owens

Betty Snyder

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

Support local artists at Create the Cure!!


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

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

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

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

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

First Fridays Gallery Crawl May 02, 2014

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





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





Main Street Fridays: "NuSound" May 02, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

Gallery Seventeen: "Abstract Exhibit" May 02, 2014

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


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

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

(864) 235-6799

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

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


Local Legends performs every Friday night. With a different special guest storyteller each week, this fully improvised show is brand new every time. The personal stories told by local celebrities inspire a series scenes made up right before your eyes.

Cast: Harrison Brookie, Ben Burris, Meg Pierson, Lena RoperJason Underwood

This Week: Greenville Jazz Collective
9:00 PM

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

7:30 PM

Coffee Underground1 E. Coffee Street (Downtown Greenville)

Riverworks Gallery: "Reassigned" May 02, 2014

"Reassigned" RIVERWORKS Gallery


April 16, 2014 – May 29, 2014

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

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

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

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

 

First Fridays at Art Crossing May 02, 2014

Jewelry by Kathy Young Albertelli and Paintings by Ron Gillen


6:30 - 9:00 pm

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

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

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery

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

12 Andrews StreetGreenville, SC 29601

6-9 pm

www.theartistrygallery.com

www.behance.net/chapla

 

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

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

1 Wade Hampton Blvd

www.tlnorrisgallery.com

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

Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville presents guest artist Beth Andrews


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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

First Fridays: "Pat Kilburg" May 02, 2014

First Friday Gallery Walk


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

Please stop by the Patricia Kilburg Studio and say hello.

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

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

First Fridays at Les Beaux Arts Gallery



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

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

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

Classroom/art room is ready to go:

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

Finally, there are a few walls available for rental.

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

“Grand Finale – Pops Concert”
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 - 7:30 PM
Reception to follow performance.


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


(864) 355-8080

Admission is FREE.


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

Strawberry Festival May 03, 2014

Strawberry Festival & Country Fair 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

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

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


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



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

Vanya and Sonia and Mash and Spike


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

Flat Rock Playhouse2661 Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, NC

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

$40
(828) 693-0731
flatrockplayhouse.org

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

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

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

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

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

www.greenvillechautauqua.org

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

Diana Farfan: "Bread and Circus"


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

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

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

Randy Shull: "Out of Line"


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

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

End of the Road Studios May 06, 2014

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

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

864.506.6116
864.638.8327

www.endoftheroadstudios.com

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

Fidelity Moonlight Movie Series


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

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

Downtown Alive! "SOULUTION" May 08, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

 

Arts Tent


Lexique Studios Jewelry


A found object, a vintage bead, a thought, an image...a bead full of magnificent color clicks into place, a single stone, a space, a refraction of light, then another...click, bead, click. This one, no that one, creating a form, a pattern, a texture...East meets West, balance it, name it and wish it well. Each sent out into the world to find a resting place or showplace- Adornments of unique character.

My studio- a fantastic palette of color, texture, and size. Boxes, bowls, design boards, and beads everywhere! Solve the puzzle...Can this be strung? Can it be wrapped, draped, twisted? Will it sparkle around my neck, jingle at my wrist, or swing by my ears in the breeze? Will it twinkle or seduce? Will it Dazzle? What name? What voice? Calls out to the viewer- “Buy me! Wear me! Let me speak to you and those around you! Wear me well and often because I am like no other.”

http://lexiquestudios.com/Lexique_Studios/Home.html

Allison Anne Brown


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

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

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

www.allisonannebrown.com

MCC: Overmountain Men + SC Broadcasters May 09, 2014

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


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

What They’re Saying:


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

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

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

Overmountain Men & South Carolina Broadcasters


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

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

- Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers

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

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

Main Street Fridays: "The Rock Doctors" May 09, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

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

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


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

For more information visit www.artisphere.us.

What's New for 10th Anniversary of Artisphere

 

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

Willie Nelson and Family


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

Charter Amphitheatre
SE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

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

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

Overmountain Men and South Carolina Broadcasters Perform Free Concert in Mauldin


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

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

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

This concert is a part of the Railroad Concert Series, and is supported by grants from the Metropolitan Arts Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

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

 

Carolina Bronze: "Handbell Concert" May 09, 2014

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Peace Center Concert Hall

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

Laughing Stock Improv will perform at Coffee Underground



May 10th at 10:30pm

http://laughingstockimprov.weebly.com/

Coffee Underground
At the corner of Coffee and Main
Downtown Greenville

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

Linda Rodney, AKA, Chocolate Thunder


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

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


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

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

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

Brantley Gilbert


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

Bon Secours Wellness Arena
650 N. Academy Street

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

South Carolina's Poet Laureate Reading May 10, 2014

Meet South Carolina's Poet Laureate, Marjory Wentworth

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Art Bomb's Spring Show


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

1320 Pendleton Street, Greenville SC 29611

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

 

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

The Peace Center presents,
The Phantom of the Opera


May 14-25, 2014


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

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

ThePhantomoftheOperaTour.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Downtown Alive! "Benton Blount" May 15, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

Artist Tent:


Blain Owens (photography)

Kyle Buttram

Main Street Fridays: "Steel Toe Stiletto" May 16, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

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

Recent Work, Paintings and Monoprints by Jim Gorman


May 16th - June 16th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Harold Night: Long-form Improv Comedy


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

Local Legends with Jenna Tamisia (Artistic Director of GLOW)

Friday, May 16th, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Clemson Festival of Arts May 17, 2014

Clemson Festival of Arts


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

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

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

explorearts.org

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

TJ Lazer and the New Detroits


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

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


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

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

Saluda Arts Fesitval May 17, 2014

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

Historic Downtown Saluda.

Saturday, May 17, 10 am - 4pm

Free

saluda.com

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


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

Sketch Review: Randomized Sketch Comedy


Saturday, May 17, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

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

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

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

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

Downtown Alive! "Erica Berg Collective" May 22, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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


Music


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

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

Arts Tent

 

Lexique Studios Jewelry


A found object, a vintage bead, a thought, an image...a bead full of magnificent color clicks into place, a single stone, a space, a refraction of light, then another...click, bead, click. This one, no that one, creating a form, a pattern, a texture...East meets West, balance it, name it and wish it well. Each sent out into the world to find a resting place or showplace- Adornments of unique character.

My studio- a fantastic palette of color, texture, and size. Boxes, bowls, design boards, and beads everywhere! Solve the puzzle...Can this be strung? Can it be wrapped, draped, twisted? Will it sparkle around my neck, jingle at my wrist, or swing by my ears in the breeze? Will it twinkle or seduce? Will it Dazzle? What name? What voice? Calls out to the viewer- “Buy me! Wear me! Let me speak to you and those around you! Wear me well and often because I am like no other.”

http://lexiquestudios.com/Lexique_Studios/Home.html

Wits End Poetry


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

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

http://www.witsendpoetry.com/

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

Upstate Shakespeare Festival: "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"

May 22-25, 19-31

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

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

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

www.warehousetheatre.com

Main Street Fridays: "True Blues" May 23, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

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

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

Heritage Park
861 SE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

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

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

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

Earth, Wind & Fire


May 23rd at 7:30 pm

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

Tickets: $12, $10, $5

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

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Improv Mixer: Impromptu Teams Improvising


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

Local Legends with Raj Gavurla (Speaker/Author)


Friday, May 23, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

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

Beneath the Oaks Music Academy Open House

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


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

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

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

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

 

Christina Laurel: "Graphite Expanded" May 24, 2014

Graphite Expanded



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

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

Pre-registration is required for all workshops and you may register on-line at www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar, in person, or by calling the Pickens County Museum at (864) 898-5963. Tuition may be paid by cash, check or charge.  Make check payable to the Pickens County Museum or call the Museum to use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.  Workshops will be held at the Pickens County Museum, 307 Johnson Street in Pickens. Full Tuition must be paid before session. Students will be notified if a workshop is cancelled or filled. If cancelled, all tuition will be reimbursed to registered student. No tuition will be reimbursed after date of this workshop.

Trailblazer Park: "Ricky Godfrey" May 24, 2014

Ricky Godfrey


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

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

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


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

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

Peace Center: "Celtic Jam" May 24, 2014

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

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

Tickets: $10

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


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

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


Saturday, May 24, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

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

ART DISCUSSION GROUP- MAY MEETING


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

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

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

Any questions- email me at Birdie1345@aol.com            

Downtown Alive! "The Sound Committee" May 29, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

Arts Tent


The Greenville Little Theatre
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Tony Thermos
Photography
www.atphotogallery.net

Music by the Lake: "Sea Songs - Lakeside Concert Band" May 29, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


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

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

May 29th

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

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

 

GLT: Les Miserables May 30-June 22, 2014

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

May 30th through June 22nd

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

444 College St.  Greenville  SC  29601 - 864.233.6238


www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

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

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

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

Main Street Fridays: "Soul Stew" May 30, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

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

Edwin McCain Band with Mark Bryan

Friday, May 30, 2014 7:30 PM


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

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

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

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

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

Tickets: $25 Lawn, $35 Genevieve's

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

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

Foreigner and Styx


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

Charter Amphitheatre
861 Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

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

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

Wade Baker Jazz Group


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

Blues Boulevard Jazz
300 River Street, Ste. 203

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

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Stand-up Comedy with Ace Brown (New Jersey)


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

Local Legends with Ace Brown (Stand-up Comic)


Friday, May 30, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

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

Pansies and Other Fruits Lobby Exhibit


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

May 30 -June 19, 2014

The Warehouse Theatre37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Trailblazer Park: "RetroVertigo" May 31, 2014

RetroVertigo


This explosive, high-energy cover-band is irresistible when they start playing favorites from the 1980’s and more. RetroVertigo taps into its member's history of quality musicianship and showmanship to bring the most colorful music from the 80’s back to life. Across the upstate and beyond, crowds are jumping to their feet and dancing whenever RetroVertigo hits the stage!

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


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

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

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

Come celebrate the School of Carolina Ballet Theatre talent!


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

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

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

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

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

HEYLOOK MUSIC FESTIVAL


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

Thomas Creek Brewery
2054 Piedmont HwyGreenville, SC

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

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:

Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


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

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


Saturday, May 31, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

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

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


Wednesday, June 4  – Saturday, June 7, 2014

Various downtown Greenville venues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



La tragédie de Carmen

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

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


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

864.409.1050

Downtown Alive! "The Mulligan Brothers" June 05, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

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

Artist Tent


Andy Finkle

Merrit Mitchell-Abelkop

Reedy River Conerts: "Clay Page Band" June 05, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


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

Clay Page Band (Country)


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

Music by the Lake: "Lights, Camera, Action" June 05, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


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

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

June 5th

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

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

 

Main Street Fridays: "Flashbacks" June 06, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

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

TD Stage: "Maggie Rose" June 06, 2014

Maggie Rose



Show Dates:

Friday, Jun 6, 2014 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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

Tickets: $25 Lawn, $35 Genevieve's

IAmMaggieRose.com

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

Gallery Seventeen: "Sharon Dowell" June 06, 2014

Sharon Dowell
"Re:"


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

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

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

PRESALE of her work can be found here: 

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

Gallery Seventeen
17 West North Street1st Floor
Downtown Greenville

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Visit The Artistry Workshops and Gallery for First Fridays!

Art Exhibit, Live Music, Food Truck!

Art - Alivia Chapla

Music - Leah Nycole Edwards

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

Demonstration - Justus Knights 7-8:30

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

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

Katy Butler

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

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

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

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

 

First Friday Gallery Crawl June 06, 2014

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

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

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

Trailblazer Park: "Generation aXe" June 07, 2014

Generation aXe


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

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


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

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

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

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

Joe's Place640 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

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

www.joesplacellc.com
Facebook: Joe's Place

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

Downtown Alive! "Riyen Roots Band" June 12, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

Arts Tent

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

Reedy River Concerts: Robbie Ducey June 12, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


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

Robbie Ducey Band (Blues)


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

Music by the Lake: "The Music of Jay Bocook" June 12, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


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

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

June 12th

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

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

 

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

Artist Reception for Ron Gillen


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

Opening Reception: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

The Blood Connection435 Woodruff Road, Greenville

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Peace Center: "Martina McBride" June 13, 2014


Show Dates


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

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

Tickets: $65-$85

www.martinamcbride.com


Main Street Fridays: "Chocolate Thunder" June 13, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

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

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

 

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


Stand Upstate Comedy Showcase with Comedian Landry


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

Local Legends with stories from Stand Upstate Comics


Friday, June 13, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee StreetDowntown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

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

Chautauqua History Alive Festival: “Rising to the Occasion”

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

June 13th through 22nd


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

  • Debate the Constitution with PATRICK HENRY.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Discussions at Upcountry History Museum at 9a

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


* Sign-interpreted shows

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

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

Harry Truman


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

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

Friday, June 13th
7:30pm, outdoors

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

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

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

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

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

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


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

The Show (in their own words)

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

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

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

Laughing Stock Improv will perform at Coffee Underground



June 14th at 10:30pm

http://laughingstockimprov.weebly.com/

Coffee Underground
At the corner of Coffee and Main
Downtown Greenville

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

The Matt Olson Quartet


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

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


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

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

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


 

Local Legends with stories from Ugly Words Kids


Saturday, June 14, 6-8pm

Intensive and 001 Improv Student Showcase


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

Sketch Review: Randomized Sketch Comedy


Saturday, June 14, 9pm-11pm

Comedy Marathon Finale hosted by Laughing Stock


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

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee StreetDowntown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

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

Clara Barton


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

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

Saturday, June 14th
7:30pm, outdoors

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

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

Local Authors Day

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

Joe's Place640 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

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

www.joesplacellc.com
Facebook: Joe's Place

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

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

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

June 13 - August 30, 2014

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

Clemson Center for Visual Arts 1278 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC

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

Counting Crows with Toad the Wet Sprocket


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

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

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

Tickets: $65 - $85

www.countingcrows.com

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

Patrick Henry


Debate the Constitution with Patrick Henry!

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

Sunday, June 15th
7:30pm, outdoors

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

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

Patrick Henry


Debate the Constitution with Patrick Henry!

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

Monday, June 16th
Younts Center
Fountain Inn

11:30am

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

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

Opened Thursday, June 5th!

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

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

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

Make reservations here.

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

Joy of Music


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

Tuesday, June 17th
Fine Arts Center
Greenville, SC

7:30 pm, outdoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

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

Indie Craft Parade entries deadline this weekend.


Go to www.indiecraftparade.com for application information.

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

2D FINE ART
prints
originals

FIBER ART
felted
knitted
crocheted
woven
stitched

PAPER GOODS
stationery
handmade books
paper crafts

3D FINE ART
ceramic
glass
wood
metal

TO WEAR
jewelry
clothing
purses
accessories

EVERYTHING ELSE
toys
home and garden
artisan foods
supplies

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chautauqua History Alive!


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

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


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

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

Downtown Alive! "The Jaywalkers" June 19, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

Art


Kyle Buttram (Textile Art)

Blaine Owens (Photography)

Reedy River Concerts: "Lionz of Zion" June 19, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


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

Lionz of Zion


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

Music by the Lake: "American Standards" June 19, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


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

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

June 19th

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

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

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

Clara Barton


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

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

Thursday, June 19th
Kroc Center

11:30am

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

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

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

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

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

Main Street Fridays: "Southern Crescent" June 20, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


 

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


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

Local Legends with Jacob Farley (Cancer Survivor)


Saturday, June 20, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

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

Patrick Henry


Debate the Constitution with Patrick Henry!

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

Friday, June 20th
Falls Park
Downtown Greenville

7:30pm, outdoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

 

Trailblazer Park: "Jacob Johnson" June 21, 2014

Jacob Johnson


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

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


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

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

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

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


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

Greenvillager (Improvised News) and Homage (Improvised Movie)


Saturday, June 21, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

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

Clara Barton


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

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

Saturday, June 21st
Greenville Tech TRC Auditorium

2:00 pm

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

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

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

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

Swamp Rabbit Cafe
205 Cedar Lane Road

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

Harry Truman


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

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

Sunday, June 22

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

7:30pm, outdoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

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

Harry Truman


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

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

Sunday, June 22

Greenville Tech
S. Pleasantburg

7:30pm, outdoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

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

Joy of Music


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

Sunday, June 22
Fine Arts Center
Greenville, SC

2:00 pm, indoors

For more info: greenvilleCHAUTAUQUA.org or 864.244.1499

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

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


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

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

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

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

 

Peace Center: Evita June 24-29, 2014

The Peace Center presents,
Evita


June 24th - 29th, 2014


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

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

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


WizardofOzTheMusical.com

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Looking Back, Looking Forward” is sponsored in part by South Carolina Bank & Trust, Pickens Savings & Loan and Robinson Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Gardens. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

For more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963 or visit us at www.pickenscountymuseum.org. For this and many more events in Pickens County be sure to visit www.visitpickenscounty.com .

 

Downtown Alive! "Piedmont Boys" June 26, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

 

Arts Tent:


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

 

Reedy River Concerts: "Hott Gritz" June 26, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


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

Hott Gritz (R&B/Soul)


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

Music by the Lake: "Rhapsody in Blue" June 26, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


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

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

June 26th

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

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

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

Join novelist Heather Marshall in celebrating the launch of her debut novel, The Thorn Tree (MP Publishing, paperback, $14.95) at a free event at the Metropolitan Arts Council, 16 Augusta Street, Greenville, at 5:30pm on Thursday, June 26th. Refreshments will be served and Fiction Addiction will have books for sale at the event. To reserve a copy of the book or to RSVP for the event, please contact Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540 or info@fiction-addiction.com.

About:
Since 1978, Agatha Stuart’s cottage--perched between the rising hills and the pebbled shore on the remote edge of Arran, an island off the west coast of Scotland--has served as temporary refuge for women of the Stuart family from around the world. Though Agatha didn’t set out to become caregiver to so many, she finds herself relishing this role and anticipating her latest guest on a typical Scottish summer’s day. Fourteen-year-old Hope Carver makes her way to Arran from South Carolina, exiled after her mother caught her taking the same pills to which her father was addicted, the same pills that ultimately caused him to abandon the family. Hope’s mother, Margaret, remains in South Carolina, struggling to regain her emotional footing in the face of her disintegrating dream of home and family. Though Agatha seems rooted in her sense of self, the story of her development in the aftermath of her father’s death when Agatha was 13 reveals wounds left untended decade after decade. Bound by the thin threads of family and abandonment, the three women maintain their emotional distance until an accident in the dark in Glen Rosa thrusts them together and forces them to see each other fully.

The Thorn Tree takes the reader across continents--from Hope and Margaret’s first fraught confrontation in South Carolina to the emigrations of Agatha’s sisters to England, America, Canada and Australia--and through the generations--from the death of Agatha’s father in the seas of the coast of Skye in 1938, through World War II in Glasgow and on to the present day. Witty, intelligent and painfully human, Hope, Margaret and Agatha come of age, come to terms with mid-life and reckon with death, respectively, while they grapple with honoring their differences and strengthening each other.

The Film House: "Lighter" June 26, 2014

All shows are at 7PM at Coffee Underground and cost $5.00 for Admission unless otherwise noted.
Lighter
2013
88 min
Ronnie  Gunter

Lighter chronicles the strained reinvention of an acclaimed red-neck comedian, Roman Clower as he pursues a new career in serious acting.

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

Peace Center: CBT Summerworks 2014 Finale June 27, 2014

Show Dates

Friday, Jun 27, 2014 7:30 PM

Join Carolina Ballet Theatre for the Summerworks 2014 Finale Performance! An intensive study for dance students from across the country, Summerworks is a three-week immersion program where participants work and learn alongside CBT's professional company.

The Summerworks Finale Performance is the culmination of what these students have learned during this summer intensive.

Tickets: $15 General Admission

Main Street Fridays: "Shades of Brown" June 27, 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


Shades Of Brown has captivated local audience’s with its unique and intoxicating blends of smooth R& B with a twist of Jazz, . Since Establishment in 2009 we have been offering a broad selection of music from Jazz, Funk, Neo Soul, Rhythm and Blues with unlimited versatility. Our focus is to bring a premium presentation to our community with a touch of class. No event is too small or to big, being that we have our own premium sound equipment for any size event. The band consists of sax, drums, keyboard, percussionist, guitar, bass and vocalist.

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" June 27, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


 

King of the Mountain: Competitive Improv Games


Friday, June 27, 7:30-9:30pm

Local Legends with Dana Swarner (Toastmasters Speakers Bureau Chair)


Firday, June 27, 9-11pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

Centre Stage: "David Young Exhibit" June 27-August 25, 2014

David Young: "Ceramics for the Wall" Exhibit opens June 27th at Centre Stage


Opening Reception: Friday, June 27th, 6:30-9:00pm

June 27th - August 25, 2014

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

Centre Stage
501 River Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Trailblazer Park: "The Deluge" June 28, 2014

The Deluge


Merging the blues with funk, jam rock, and an occasional tasty jazz lick for garnish, The Deluge is a sound that is sophisticated yet playfully fun. The musicianship is stout, the song writing is mature, and the overall package is delicious from the mixture.

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


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

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

Coffee Underground: "Alchemy Comedy Theatre" June 28, 2014

Alchemy Comedy Theatre presents:


 

Dual Duel: Competitive Improv Games


Saturday, June 28, 7:30 - 9:30pm

Stand-up Comedy Showcase with headliner Minori Hinds (featuring Kelly Rowland)


Saturday, June 28, 9:00 - 11:00pm

Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

http://alchemycomedy.com/calendar/

MAC: "Flat Out Under Pressure" June 28, 2014

MAC presents: Flat Out Under Pressure


On Friday morning, June 27th, artists will come to MAC to have their canvases, their papers and their panels of wood stamped with the Flat Out Under Pressure logo. They will return 24 hours later with that same stamped medium as a completed work of art. That afternoon, the work will be juried and displayed as an exhibit.

Join us on the evening of June 28th for the Awards Ceremony and Reception. Come see the great art produced and congratulate the eight artists who’s work will be replicated on Greenville’s downtown recycling bins next year.

Awards Ceremony and Reception: June 28th from 7:00 - 10:00pm

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Downtown Greenville

Joe's Place: "Sherita Bolden - Don't Touch My Wine" June 28, 2014

Sherita Bolden - Don't Touch My Wine

5:30 - 8:30pm

Joe's Place640 South Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

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

www.joesplacellc.com
Facebook: Joe's Place

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

Pickens County Museum: "Paintings by Keith Spencer" June 28-August 14, 2014

Recent Paintings by Keith Spencer
Exhibition opens with a reception to meet the artist on June 28


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

An exceptional use of color and direct brushwork combine in the artwork of Western North Carolina artist Keith Spencer. He has been described as “both an expressive painter and a true colorist” by William Kortlander, Professor of Art at Ohio State University. There is a boldness to his creativity and the works are full of life and energy. The result is a striking range of both figurative and landscape paintings that can be found in galleries and collections throughout the United States and Europe. His landscapes are frequently done in the alla prima tradition (one sitting) and will often include the mountainous upstate, where he now lives, as well as the low country surrounding Charleston. Likewise, much of his figurative work is done directly from life, and ranges from abstract nudes to the painterly realism of his work from the Artist Ride in South Dakota. Having managed a cattle-horse farm, for the first twelve years of his career, Keith’s own horses are frequently found in his paintings.

When asked about his work Spencer said, "A big part of the creative process for me is continuing to grow and experiment. This latest body of work is very much in that vein. Using mainly local landscapes as inspiration and subject matter, many of these paintings are the result of asking myself, ‘What if I try...” The unifying concept in my work is an effort to present the viewer with a sense of the feeling of a place. Why does one place feel different than another, even though they may be similar? Rather than rendering the details of the elements in a landscape, I try to reduce it to elemental shapes and colors. In that way the work becomes as much about the paint as the subject."

He continued, “What makes something unique has always interested me. I think at some level, I am trying to reveal that uniqueness through painting. When I see something it's kind of like love...it either happens or it doesn't."

Keith is included in the 2011 book by Edward Emory and Stephen Stinson called “Artists Among Us -100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg”. Articles about him and his work have been written in Bold Life Magazine, The Laurel of Asheville Magazine, Berry Magazine, Greenville News Arts section, Spartanburg Herald Arts section, Landrum News Leader and the Tryon Daily Bulletin. He has been in two television productions on the ETV art show called Impressions. He does an average of 3-4 exhibitions a year and donates work regularly to various Environmental and Humanity Groups. He has had solo exhibitions at both The Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg and Skyuka Fine Art in Tryon, NC, as well as a group show at the Greenville County Museum of Art. Keith is currently represented by The Raiford Gallery in Roswell, GA, The Red Wolf Gallery in Brevard, NC, and the Carolina Gallery in Spartanburg, SC.

To learn more about Spencer please visit his website at http://www.keithspencer.net or by joining us for this exhibition at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History.

“Keith Spencer: Recent Works” is sponsored in part by South Carolina Bank & Trust, Pickens Savings & Loan and Robinson Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Gardens. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Front Porch Arts Collective: "Salon Saturday" June 28, 2014

The Front Porch Arts Collective (FPAC), a new artist group in Greenville, is holding their monthly Salon Saturday this Saturday on the topic of Art and Technology at The Village Studios and Gallery

1278 Pendleton St, Greenville, South Carolina 29611

We hope to delve into the value of technology in our society. How do art and technology coincide? Combining old and new, is technology important or unimportant to the creation of art in our rapidly changing and technologically advancing world?

This month's presenters include:
Susan Molnar, Multi-Media Visual Artist and Educator
Anne Pecaro, Playwright and Theatre Artist
and a Pop-Up Live Performance Produced by Sculptor, Ayako Abe-Miller

Join us! BYOB. Arrive between 7:00 and 7:30.
Reception at 7:00, presentations start at 7:30.
We'll be done by 10:00.

 http://frontporchartscollective.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/605483659567508/

 

Downtown Alive! "Jones Machine" July 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


The Jones Machine is a five piece rock band based out of Greenville SC. Their original sound channels the likes of Muse, The Killers, and Queen. They perform a Two and a Half hour show Filled with Tantalizing lights and primo sound. With a comfortable mix of Excellent covers and Memorable Originals these boys will not be forgotten. Stay awhile and browse the sights and sounds of The Jones Machine.
thejonesmachineband.com | Listen

TD Stage: "The Fantastic Shakers" July 03, 2014

The Fantastic Shakers



Show Dates:

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 7:30 PM

Known as the "South's Finest Show Band," The Fantastic Shakers will be rocking the TD Stage all night long on July 3rd!

Formed in 1978, the band has performed over 6,000 engagements from New York to Florida and all throughout the Southeast. South Carolina's Grand Stand has become the band's summer home and their hit "Myrtle Beach Days" has catapulted them to the top of the Carolinas musical groups.

This combination of experience and longevity has allowed The Fantastic Shakers to possess a level of versatility few other groups can match. With five lead vocalists and up to three horns, they can perform almost any style of music from up-tempo dance and rock to the smooth easy listening for the more subdued occasions. Their personalities turn every performance into a party and the fun starts and the first note and doesn't stop until the last!

The musical group has performed at the Grand National Dance Championships in Atlanta, GA on three occasions, the Lincoln Center in New York City, and the American Bop Association Convention in Cincinnati, OH. 45,000 fans gathered to attend the Carolina Beach Blast in Carolina Beach Festival with The Fantastic Shakers as the headliners, as well as many other memorable performances.

The Fantastic Shakers have won many awards throughout the various beach music awards associations including two-time show group of the year, three-time album of the year, and lead singer Bo Schronce has been named male vocalist of the year on four different occasions as well as induction into the Hall of Fame.

Tickets: $15 Lawn, $30 Genevieve's

FantasticShakers.com

Music by the Lake: "Above the Fruited Plain" July 03, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


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

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

July 3rd

“Above the Fruited Plain” Patriotic Celebration
The Greenville Chorale: Bing Vick, director
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director

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

Hampton III: "Taylor's Mill Artists" July 03-September 16, 2014

Hampton III Gallery's latest exhibit is made up of Taylor's Mill Artists


July 3 - August 16

Opening: Thursday, July 3rd from 7-9 pm

Artists:
Allison Brown
Mike Vatalaro
Daniel Marinelli
Michael Marks
Doug Young
Bryan Hiott
Frankie Daniels

3110 Wade Hampton Blvd. Suite 10
Taylors, SC 29687

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 1-5Saturday 10 - 5
864-268-2771

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

First Fridays Gallery Crawl July 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.

Carolina Ballet Theatre: "Summerworks" July 07-31, 2014

Carolina Ballet Theatre: "Summerworks"
FROZEN
2 Day DANCE CAMPs


Come in and cool off during the hot summer days with our "Frozen" two-day dance camp. Dancers will learn dance routines to music from this popular soundtrack. We will have fun arts and crafts, story time and snack time. Tuition $75 for new enrollees. Full payment due with registration. Limited to 15 students per camp.

• Ages 4 & 5 - three options

o Monday & Wednesday, July 7 and July 9 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

o Tuesday & Thursday, July 8 and July 10 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM

o Monday & Wednesday, July 28 and July 30 from 9:30 to 12:30 PM

• Ages 6, 7, & 8 - three options

o Tuesday & Thursday, July 8 and July 10 from 9:30AM to 12:30 PM

o Monday & Wednesday, July 7 and July 9, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

o Tuesday & Thursday, July 29 and July 31, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

To register: http://carolinaballet.org/in-the-community/summer-dance-camps

AGGG: "Silent Auction!" July 08-26, 2014

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, 200 N Main St, Greenville is kicking off its annual fundraiser for Foothills Search and Rescue with a SILENT AUCTION of original artwork by some of the areas finest artists.

The Silent Auction begins July 1st and will continue until July 26th. So come by the gallery and bid on YOUR favorite!


On July 26th the Gallery will be hosting a fun filled event from 11-4 which will include vendors who create "one of a kind" gifts and treats for your special pets, A raffle featuring gift baskets donated by local merchants, a chance to meet the volunteer handlers, trainers and canines of Foothills Search and Rescue and members of Greenville County Canine unit.

 This is a DOG and Child friendly event!

JOIN US AND HELP SUPPORT THIS AMAZING AND DEDICATED GROUP OF DOGS AND HANDLERS FROM FOOTHILLS SEARCH AND RESCUE.

http://artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com/news.html

GCMA: "Ben Nixon: Native State" July 09-September 07, 2014

Ben Nixon: Native State


Opens in Gallery 4 on July 9th and continues through September 7th.

Using the 19th-century wet-plate collodion process, artist Ben Nixon creates landscape photographs of exceptional beauty. By focusing his lens on unfamiliar terrain, he invites viewers into a mysterious, dreamlike world. Nixon is an expert technician in the collodion process, and when shooting in the field he relies on his car as his darkroom, where he develops the glass-plate negatives on site.

A native of Spartanburg, Nixon attended Sierra Nevada College in the Lake Tahoe region and studied photography at Rockport College (now Maine Media College). Following his studies, Nixon relocated to California, where he worked for more than five years assisting photographer Jack Welpott. Nixon has also assisted Arno Rafael Minkkinen and printed for Arthur Tress, William Heick, and Art Rogers.

Nixon's work can be found in the permanent collections of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Bolinas Museum, and many private collections.

Join the artist for a gallery talk on Sunday, July 13.

Centre Stage: Shout! The Mod Musical July 10-August 02, 2014

Shout! The Mod Musical

This Musical tracks five women as they come of age during the liberating days of the 1960s that really made England swing. This non-stop journey provides infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads from the likes of Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and Lulu. Experience the progression of many of your favorites from 1960 to 1970 as these five ladies face some tough situations as the music motivates them to persevere.

 

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

Downtown Alive! "Tyler Boone Band" July 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


Find a more genuine, harder working musician than Tyler Boone. Actually, just go ahead and give up because it is not going to happen. Growing up in the Lowcountry, Boone first became enamored with the subculture of Charleston's punk/metal scene, before eventually expanding his musical palette to include the blues/pop-laced influences that are sprinkled throughout his more recent releases. Boone released his first ever King City Records release, (October 12, 2012) Changing Pace, (producers Jeff Leonard Jr. and Eric Rickert) which demonstrates a unified, confident sound that can only come from a heavy dose of touring and a band that has become comfortable exploring the boundaries of their collective sound. Changing Pace was featured on "What's New" on Spotify the week of it's release and recently featured in Performer Magazine as an Editor's Pick. Opening up for such acts as Grammy award winning artists Hootie & the Blowfish, & Christopher Cross with Platinum record selling artist Edwin McCain. American Idol Winner Lee DeWyze, American Idol Finalist Elise Testone and other artists such as The Old Crow Medicine Show, Alpha Rev, I-Nine, Ben Rector and The Dirty Guv'nah's. Boone is well on his way to becoming a major act himself. Boone's new release "Changing Pace" is now featured on 105.5 "The Bridge" in Charleston, SC and 92.1 "The Palm" "WUSC 90.3 FM" “Rock 93.5” FM “WXRY 99.3 “ FM in Columbia, SC and "Z 93.1 The Lake" in Lexington, SC , Rock 95.5 in Augusta, GA, Rock 106.1 in Savannah, GA and Rock 93.3 "The Planet" in Greenville, SC - WSGE 91.7 FM in Charlotte, NC - KPRI 102.1 FM in San Diego, California.
www.tylerboonemusic.com | Listen

Reedy River Concerts: "Most Wanted Bluegrass Band" July 10, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


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

Most Wanted Bluegrass Band


Most Wanted Bluegrass is a band of award winning musicians that bring a toe tapping, solid bluegrass performance to the stage. Their driving instrumentals coupled with strong vocals and beautiful harmony assures a performance that you do not want to miss.

Music by the Lake: "Matt Olson Jazz Quartet" July 10, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


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

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

July 10th

The Matt Olson Jazz Quartet
Matt Olson, director

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

The Ward: "Uncensored Truth" July 10, 2014

The Uncensored Truth


Inspired by local artist, Gracie Holtzclaw's recent interviews, this art exhibit deals with two very controversial subjects: Violence Against Women and Censorship.

Please join us as we all learn to open our hearts, our eyes and our minds. Come see Gracie's now infamous piece, "RAPE CULTURE" and all of the other beautiful art...and perhaps, (fair warning) the not-so-beautiful art.

Many of the pieces in this show have actually been officially CENSORED from other local exhibits. Some are therapeutic creations of women as they worked through a personal or traumatic experience. Others are works by local artists who were inspired by the strength and courage of women who have endured "unspeakable pain.

Participating Artists:
Gracie Holtzclaw, Allison Anne Brown, Jennifer Lynne Ziemann, Jackie Shapiro Rosen, Suzanne Vitti, Kay Larch, Peggy Tanner Day, Kymberly Day, Lindsay Louise McPhail, Liz Lynch, Jeff Lynch, Pat Prince Kraemer, Rebecca Romanek Johnson, Carey Morton, Kelly Lunch Murphy.

20% of the proceeds from art sales will go to Safe Harbor, Inc.

July 10th from 6 - 10 pm

The Ward Artist Studios

2nd Stage: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse July 11-20, 2014

Lilly's Puprle Plastic Purse
July 11-20, 2014


The last 2nd Stage show of the 2013-2014 Season is coming soon. Directed by the talented Lauren Imhoff and starring Lila Smith, who also played the role of PINKALICIOUS, this show is a must-see and only $7/person.

Click here to buy online. http://www.scchildrenstheatre.org/2nd-stage/upcoming-productions/lillys-purple-plastic-purse

Meet Lilly – “Queen of the World” and Lover of Everything! Lilly loves cheese snacks, her new red boots, her best friends Wilson and Chester, her new teacher Mr. Slinger, and especially her brand new purse that plays music whenever it’s opened.
In fact, she loves her new purse so much that it gets her into trouble – and she learns that making mistakes is all a part of growing up.

At SCCT Headquarters
153 Augusta Street

Main Street Fridays: "Hot As a Pepper" July 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


Hot As A Pepper is not your run-of-the-mill cover band churning out the same old tired songs from this music genre or that, with little or no emotion. Hot As A Pepper brings high energy, fun, funky and upbeat music to your venue or event and plays what YOU want to hear. A variety of genres and generations are covered including some originals.
www.hotasapepper.com/ | Listen

TD Stage: "Marc Cohn" July 11, 2014

Marc Cohn


 

Friday, Jul 11, 2014 7:30 PM


After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad "Walking in Memphis", Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation's most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He's a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and be able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales.

Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990s. at which point TIME magazine called him "one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade" and Bonnie Raitt declared, "Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he's an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for." Raitt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Patty Griffin all made guest appearances on Cohn's early records for Atlantic, as his reputation as an artist and performer continued to grow.

In 1998 Cohn took a decade-long sabbatical from recording, ending in 2007 with Join The Parade. Inspired by the horrific events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near fatal shooting just weeks before, "Parade" is his most moving and critically acclaimed record to date. About his latest album Listening Booth: 1970, Rolling Stone said, "Cohn has one of rock's most soulful croons - a rich immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own."

Tickets: $25 Lawn, $35 Genevieve's

MarcCohn.net

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

Coffee Underground: "Laughing Stock Improv" July 12, 2014

Laughing Stock Improv will perform at Coffee Underground



July 12th at 10:30pm

http://laughingstockimprov.weebly.com/

Coffee Underground
At the corner of Coffee and Main
Downtown Greenville

Trailblazer Park: "Blazing Arts July 12, 2014

Blazing Arts


See the arts come to life in this extraordinary festival of performing, visual, literary and culinary arts. Join us we celebrate our rich and diverse local arts culture with ongoing performances, tastes, sights and sounds brought to you by the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance.

 
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

Trailblazer Park: "Creative Ways to Enjoy Art Everyday!" July 12, 2014

Creative Ways to Enjoy Art Everyday!


Saturday, July 12th
5pm - 9pm

Trailblazer Park
Travelers Rest, SC

Guest speaker: Mary How, MA, ATR-BT, nationally registered board certified art therapist and owner of Angelfishcreative.com

Cooking is an Art - Get Creative!Aromatherapy - Discover your Scent
Restoring Body and Mind Through Art
Easy Ways to Add Art in Your Home
Creating Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces

This program is brought to you by the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance

There will also be food trucks, craft beer and wine, and artists demonstrations.

Taylors Mill: "Drawing Figures" July 13, 2014

FIGURE DRAWING


-THIS SUNDAY-
JULY 13th, 3-5pm
And all the rest of the Sundays in July as well.



We have better air-circulation: 4 fans, open windows & FREE bottled water!

WHAT
Sunday afternoons, join us at our NEW venue — TAYLOR’S MILL @ STUDIO 5F, work from a live model. Plenty of FREE parking and grab a deeelish coffee or brewski from DUE SOUTH on your way upstairs. This non-instructional, 2-hour session begins with gestures, longer poses are 15–60 min. BYOB, easel, drawing board & supplies. Chairs provided. A sink & bathroom across the hall is available if you prefer to paint, but please be tidy.

WHEN
Sundays, 3-5pm



JULY 13, 20, 27

WHERE
Taylor's Mill, 250 Mill Street



(Take 4th right off Mill St, past William Felton School of Craft)




2nd Floor, Studio 5F
Taylors, SC 29687
Click here for map


COST
$10 / session

QUESTIONS
Call/Text Jessie: (843) 817-5295





Email: jessiekendall@gmail.com
Tumbler: drawing-figures.tumblr.com
Find us on Facebook


 

Upstate Shakespeare Festival: "Antony and Cleopatra" July 15-August 03, 2014

Antony and Cleopatra

July 10 - August 3


Thursday through Sunday at 7:00 pm

Free!

At the Ampitheatre in Falls Park on the Reedy

The Upstate Shakespeare Festival is Presented by Bank of America and supported in part by a grant from The Metropolitan Arts Council.

If you are interested in auditioning, click here.

Check us out in Falls Park! Photo Credit: Derek Eckenroth

Centre Stage: "Shout! The Mod Musical" July 15-August 02, 2014

Directed by Terri West Poore
If you liked Beehive, then you will love

Shout! The Mod Musical!


This musical tracks 5 women as they come of age during the liberating days of the 1960's that really made England swing.

This non-stop journey provides infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads from the likes of Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield, Shirley Bassey and Lulu.

Sponsored by:
Rolling Green Village and
McKinney Dodge Chrysler Jeep Mazda, Inc.

Shout! The Mod Musical

July 10 - August 2
Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.
Sun. 3 p.m.

Tickets:
$30, $25, $20

http://www.centrestage.org/show/shout-mod-musical

 

Grand Opening for the Art Cellar July 16, 2014

Grand Opening for the Art Cellar


The Greenville community is invited to attend the gallery’s Grand Opening
reception on Wednesday, July 16 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., where they
will be able to meet many of the artists featured in the space. A ribbon
cutting ceremony with The Greenville Chamber of Commerce will also be held
on Wednesday, July 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the gallery.

The Art Cellar is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m., Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to
9:00 p.m. The space is also available by appointment weekday mornings and
for private networking events on weekday evenings. To learn more, please
call (864) 419-5032.

About The Art Cellar
The Art Cellar is an eclectic fine art and craft gallery located in
downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The salon-style gallery features a
number of local artists with talent across wide variety of mediums,
including paintings, photography, ceramics, fiber arts and other inspiring
forms of artwork. Located at 123 B South Main Street, the gallery offers a
relaxed and approachable atmosphere to experience the thriving art community
in the Upstate.
Connect with The Art Cellar on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/greenvilleartcellar on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/theartcellar , on
and visit the company’s website at
www.greenvilleartcellar.com

GCMA: "Content of Our Character..." Exhibit July 16-September 21, 2014

 Exhibition: "Content of Our Character: From States Rights to Civil Rights"


Feb 12, 2014 — Sep 21, 2014

From John C. Calhoun to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., state history, slavery, economics, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights movement come to life in this powerful exhibition drawn from the GCMA permanent collection.

Artwork from:
George P.A. Healy
John Ross Key
Thomas Satterwhite Noble
Luther Terry
Hilda Belcher
Frederick Brown

 http://gcma.org/content-of-our-character/

Downtown Alive! "The Get Right Band" July 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


The Get Right Band is a three-piece with the musical energy and power of The Police,” says Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle. The Transylvania Times writes that the band “takes the stage with a palpable sense of energy.” The band is built on the musical brotherhood that guitarist/vocalist Silas Durocher and bassist Jesse Gentry have formed playing music together since middle school. With the addition of JC Mears, a powerful and dynamic drummer, the group’s sound has become an unstoppable force. The Get Right Band has been touring the East Coast and the Caribbean heavily since their inception in April, 2011. The band has rocked hard and jammed relentlessly every step of the way. The Get Right Band’s debut CD, Shake, was released in February, 2013. Hittin’ The Note Magazine says the disc is “fun, full of energy and excitement, and should be listened to with the volume turned all the way up.” The rock n’ roll album features stripped down but creatively layered and produced performances of the band’s original tunes. It’s “groove with rock melodies built on funk attitudes,” says The Mountain Xpress. From the seductive blues of “Voodoo Doll” to the dance party vibe of “Chromaticize” to the Caribbean influenced “Touch The Holy,” (inspired by the band’s Caribbean tours) Shake’s “impressive stylistic range manages to all fit within the band’s distinctive image” (WNC Magazine). The Grateful Web writes that the disc is a “tasty mix of hip-swinging selections that leaves the listener thirsty for more. The members of The Get Right Band have played with many of the East Coast’s greatest acts, including Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, Woody Wood, Josh Phillips, The Artimus Pyle Band, Scrappy Hamilton (now Truth & Salvage Company), Afromotive, and Royal Trux (Virgin Records), and have shared the stage with national acts such as Galactic, Victor Wooten Band, Mike Dillon Band, Jeff Sipe Trio, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Jeff Coffin’s Mutet, Larry Keel, and Bobby Lee Rodgers.
www.thegetrightband.com | Listen

Reedy River Concerts: "Southern Crescent" July 17, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


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

Southern Crescent (Variety)


Southern Crescent is one of the most versatile variety bands in the upstate of South Carolina. Mixing a variety of music including oldies, beach, pop, and rock, the band adjusts their broad song selection to each audience’s particular tastes.

www.southerncrescentband.com

Music by the Lake: "Bluegrass Night" July 17, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


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

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

July 17th

Bluegrass Night
The Andy Carlson Band
7 p.m. prelude: SC Suzuki Institute Fiddlers, Anna Joiner, director

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

TD Stage: "JJ Grey and Mofro" July 17, 2014

JJ Grey and Mofro


Over the course of six albums and a decade of touring, JJ Grey's grimy blend of front porch soul and down-home storytelling has taken him around the world and back again. Beating the streets on nearly every continent, he and his band Mofro have sewn a continuous thread of laying-it-on-the-line shows that move folks to dance and at times to tears.

This event will be at the Peace Center's TD Stage amphitheater located along the Reedy River in beautiful Greenville, SC.

7:30 pm
Tickets: $25 for the lawn, $35 for Genevieve's

More information

The Film House: "Zombieland" July 17, 2014

Zombieland


A shy student trying to reach his family, a gun-toting tough guy trying to fine the Last Twinkie, and sisters trying to get to an amusement park join to travel across a zombie-filled America.

2009   88min   Rated R.   Reuben Fleisher

July 17
7:00pm
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

All shows are $5 unless otherwise noted.

Main Street Fridays: "Deja Nue" July 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


Deja Nue featuring the Nue City Horns is a nine piece band which includes a four piece horn section, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, and multiple vocalists. The group is made up of seasoned musicians who have performed with a variety of local, regional, and national acts. The band plays a variety of music including Beach, Classic Soul, Funk, Rock, and Country. You can follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/dejanueband and hear live performances on YouTube by searching for "Deja Nue Band."
www.dejanueband.com | Listen

Pendleton St. Village Arts District: "Music for Kids!" July 19-30, 2014

Music Adventure!


Music Adventure is a new independent business taking off in Greenville at The Wheel in the Pendleton St Village Arts District. It's a fun time for little ones to explore music with other children in a "play-date" that flows between improvisation and structured activities. Groups are led by Greenville native Lynne Holcombe, a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter with over 15 years of experience of playing music with children and a degree in music therapy. Lynne has also worked with children with special needs, specifically on the autism spectrum since 1999 and welcomes children who may require special and creative attention to the adventure.

Let's play some music! Music Adventure can travel to you for birthday parties and other kids events (parent's day out groups, day cares, preschools, church functions, home school groups, etc) It also takes place Monday-Wednesday mornings and some Saturdays at The Wheel. The next Saturday adventures are July 19th. The Wheel is a great new multi-use space where we can have our Music Adventure sessions until a more permanent location can be obtained. There's comfy chairs and tables (and WiFi) for relaxing while your child is playing music (unless it's a group where the adult needs to participate*). The room is spacious and we will be the only ones using it when we are in session. Parking is available on the street or in the lot right across the street. And be sure to check out the community garden next door!

The Wheel: 1288 Pendleton st, Greenville, SC 29611 check them out online at www.facebook.com/thewheelgreenville

Music adventure sessions are 45 minutes each for ages 18 months-3rd grade. A parent/guardian MUST be on the premises and available at all times. Some music adventures require the adult to participate with the child. Indicated by *.

Scroll down for the July Schedule.

$15/session/child

START UP SPECIAL! $5 for each additional child from one family attending in the same week.

***You can pay for sessions one at a time or purchase a series. Prepay for 3 music sessions and the 4th one is free!

There is no deadline for using music sessions purchased in a series.

*****Please arrive 15 minutes early if you still need to pay or if you haven't filled out an info/liability release form.

Cash and checks accepted. Credit card and pay-pal options are soon to come as well.

Email musicadventureforkids@gmail.com and RSVP for classes you are interested in attending. You can pay when you get there but, it will be very helpful to know how many kids to expect. Music adventure session sizes will be small. We are going to try a max of 10 kids to start. Drop-ins are welcome,if there is space. To be sure, reserve your spot NOW! :)

Music Adventure sessions cover a wide range of concepts and topics including exploration of rhythm, melody, tone, dynamics, tempo, harmony, texture, theory, history, world cultures and other basic music elements through age appropriate use of songs, instruments, stories, puppets, dance, listening, interacting with props, fellow music lovers and adventure!

Music Adventure Schedule for July 30, 2014

Mondays
10am 2-3 yrs *
11am 4-5 yrs

Tuesdays
10am 18mo-2yrs *
11am 4 yrs (and near)

Wednesdays
10am 3 yrs (and near) *
11am 1st-3rd grades (flexible ages)

Thursdays
For the future. Vote for what you want!

Saturday July 19th
9:30am 18mo-2yrs *
10:30am 2-3yrs *
11.30am 4-5yrs
12:30am 1st-3rd grades (flexible ages)

Why "(and near)" and "(flexible ages)"? Kids vary so much in maturity, ability and interest during this time of growth. If you think your child would be interested in a group music adventure with varied ages please give these sessions a try. Please tell us about your child when you RSVP. Background info is super helpful for facilitating a great adventure for everyone.

* Indicates parent/guardian and child paired adventure. (adult participates)

Let the adventure begin!

Please "like" us on facebook and see what we are up to www.facebook.com/musicadventureforkids

Learn more about Lynne and hear her music www.lynneholcombe.com

plus hear some of her original kids songs at www.soundcloud.com/nightlightofstars

The Film House: "Jurassic Park" July 19, 2014

Jurassic Park


A theme park suffers a power breakdown that allows its dinosaurs to run amok.

1992   127min   Rated PG-13   Stephen Spielberg

July 19
6:00pm at Swamp Rabbit Cafe
205 Cedar Lane Rd.

All shows are $5 unless otherwise noted.

GCMA: "Shakespeare at the Museum" July 20, 2014

Jul 20, 2014

Sundays at 2: Shakespeare at the Museum


2 pm - 3 pm

Greenville Shakespeare Company presents an abridged version of the classic comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Enjoy the madcap antics of four young lovers, Athenian royals, amateur Thespians, and a band of woodland fairies.

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

http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e128&DateOfEvent=07/20/2014

Centre Stage: Love, Loss and What I Wore July 22-29, 2014

Centre Stage's Tuesday Night Fringe Series presents:
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron

July 22nd and 29th, 2014

Providing that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss and What I Wore has become an international hit. The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that ll women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatregoing experiences domestically and overseas.

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

Downtown Alive! "The Whiskey Gentry" July 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


Amongst many attempts to describe The Whiskey Gentry, perhaps the best take was from Paste Magazine who called them a “toe-tapping, steamrolling kind of band, its fingers picking deep into fields of bluegrass…with a punk-inspired kick drum.” The Whiskey Gentry’s catchy tunes reel in listeners spanning from music novices to mainstream audiences, while their musical mastery garners the professional praise and respect of those with the most sophisticated of musical palates. Two albums in, both co-produced by John Keane (R.E.M., Uncle Tupelo), they recently gained official recognition as a finalist in the Chris Austin Songwriting Competition held at MerleFest. From local haunts to the Nashville music industry’s elite, the band’s burgeoning followers and supporters have quite literally set the stage for nationwide venues and air waves. Initially a quintet formed by husband and wife duo Lauren Staley and Jason Morrow, the band’s debut album in 2011 Please Make Welcome became a critically-acclaimed success, quickly launching the Atlanta-based band into markets from Tampa to NYC, and at festivals priding themselves as the first to showcase the next best thing. They have since expanded on both a physical and geographic level, becoming a septet comprised of Chesley Lowe on banjo, Sammy Griffin on bass, Price Cannon on drums, Michael Smith on mandolin, and Rurik Nunan on fiddle. Their most recent album Holly Grove is another leap in the band’s ongoing evolution on a musical and social scale. In early 2013, The Whiskey Gentry rallied fans to raise funds for studio sessions through a Kickstarter campaign, which ultimately far surpassed their goals and expectations. Local artists and established pros alike pitched in as well, creating a true ensemble effort on songs such as a duet with Butch Walker on “One Night in New York,” and cameos throughout the album by Les Hall, the Dappled Grays, and Radiolucent. Mastered by Glenn Schick (Indigo Girls, Drive-By Truckers), Holly Grove infuses elements of country, bluegrass, folk, rock, and punk with a mix of poppy and poignant lyrics, fiery and heartfelt vocals, traditional and avant-garde sound, honesty, edginess, and entertainment all around. Luring listeners in, capturing their ears, hearts, and minds, and blazing new trails in Americana music and beyond, The Whiskey Gentry is only just warming its heels. Hunter S. Thompson wrote that “the whiskey gentry” was “a pretentious mix of booze, failed dreams, and a terminal identity crisis.” Though they are never lacking offers from fans for a shot of whiskey, their dreams are becoming reality, their identity is distinct, their future on a steady crescendo.
www.thewhiskeygentry.com | Listen

Reedy River Concerts: "Sean and the Boogie..." July 24, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


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

Sean and the Boogie Children (Funk/Blues Rock)


Sean Cronin is backed by a power trio called Boogie Children, bringing a funky, bluesy, rockin' music show to the upstate and beyond. Playing several festivals this summer and fall, Sean and his Boogie Children will be also backing legendary blues acts such as Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Pop Ferguson, Cool John Ferguson and Gaye Adegaboloa. Boogie Children looks forward to playing this years' Reedy River Concert Series. See you there! www.reverbnation.com/seancronin

 

Music by the Lake: "Phantom of the Opera" July 24, 2014

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


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

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

July 24th

“The Phantom of the Opera”
Lisa Barksdale, Bruce Schoonmaker, Grant Knox, vocal soloists
Lakeside Concert Band: Leslie W. Hicken, director

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

John Hiatt and the Combo & The Robert Cray Band July 24, 2014

John Hiatt and The Combo & The Robert Cray Band come to the Peace Concert Hall stage July 24, 2014! 

Show Dates
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 7:30 PM

John Hiatt 
Over thirty-five years after the release of his debut album, John Hiatt remains one of America's most respected and influential singer-songwriters. With seven solo albums under his belt, Hiatt's A&M debut, Bring The Family (1987) was his breakthrough. With rootsy, rock-country-blues fusion, Hiatt was named Best Male Vocalist in Rolling Stone's annual Critics Poll.
Fan favorites include "Thing Called Love", "Memphis In The Meantime", and "Have A Little Faith In Me", and many others, which have all been covered by many other diverse artists such as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson, and Iggy Pop. John Hiatt has been honored with his own star on Nashville's Walk of Fame, in induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting.

Robert Cray
Widely recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of our time, The New Yorker recently called Robert Cray "one of the most reliable pleasures of soul and blues for over three decades." He has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Riatt to John Lee Hooker, and in 2011, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
Robert Cray has produced over 17 studio albums and has earned 5 Grammy Awards (and 15 nominees). He is one of his generation's great musical storytellers with down-home sound and rich emotion, yet never straying far from his incomparable guitar mastery.

Tickets on sale to Peacekeepers. Public on-sale is this Saturday, May 24th at 10:00am!

Tickets: $45, $55

The Film House: "Mad Max" July 24, 2014

Mad Max


A vengeful policeman sets out to avenge his partner, wife and son who were murdered by a motorcycle gang in retaliation for the death of their leader

1980   88min   Rated R   George Miller

July 24
7:00pm.
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee Street
Downtown Greenville

All shows are $5 unless otherwise noted.

Main Street Fridays: " Zataban" July 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


Zataban is a group of seasoned professional musicians that share a love of Southern music in its many permutations, as well as similar music backgrounds and a respect for each other’s abilities and ideas. What we hope to accomplish is to put a twist on the typical idea of Southern music by fusing blues, soul, jazz, and New Orleans funk with a relaxed, but intense style of playing. In addition to our original music, all material is carefully hand-picked with an emphasis on the less often heard, and bears our personal stamp. In each note played, we hope to express our passion for the music. Thanks to each of you for your support of Zataban and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoy performing for you.
www.zataban.com

Trailblazer Park: "Blazing Arts" July 26, 2014

Blazing Arts


See the arts come to life in this extraordinary festival of performing, visual, literary and culinary arts. Join us we celebrate our rich and diverse local arts culture with ongoing performances, tastes, sights and sounds brought to you by the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance.

 
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

TRAA: "Art of Imagination" July 26, 2014

Travelers Rest Artist Alliance presents:
Art of Imagination


Saturday, July 26th
4:00 - 9:00 pm
at Trailblazer Park

SEE.  An entertaining evening of performances by musicians, actors, artists and other on the amphitheater stage. Take a walk through the workshops that will take place on the festival lawn.

TRY.  Alongside artists, musicians, and performers learn more about their craft. Discover what it takes to create literary art, play a favorite rhythm or move like an animal

DO.  Art in action with your imagination! Take part in musical happenings, magic at your finger tips, a colorful stage performance and much MORE!

The best part... it's FREE!

Food Trucks - Craft Beer - Art in Action

For more information visit ArtinTR.com

GCMA: "Gallery Talk with Katie Walker" July 27, 2014

Jul 27, 2014

Sundays at 2: Gallery Talk: Katie Walker


2 pm - 3 pm

Greenville artist Katie Walker creates work using personal imagery that is both thought-provoking and humorous. Come listen as she shares her observations about her work and creative process in her exhibition at the GCMA.

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

http://gcma.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c8/e129&DateOfEvent=07/27/2014

Main Street Real Estate Gallery: "Jacki Newell" July 29-September 01, 2014

Jacki Newell's Exhibit and Reception at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery


Join us for the Artist's opening reception including wine and cheese and a viewing of Jacki's art currently on display at the Main Street Real Estate Gallery.

July 1st through September 30th

Exhibit Reception:
Thursday, July 31st
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Main Street Real Estate Gallery
428 S. Main Street
Downtown Greenville

Anderson Arts Center: "SC Watermedia Society" July 29-September 12, 2014

South Carolina Watermedia Society
37th Annual Exhibition

The Anderson Arts Center and our Sponsor, South State Bank, Invites you to the opening reception for the SC Watermedia Society.


Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 2, 5:00pm

Exhibition:
August 2 - September 12, 2014

Anderson Arts Center
110 Federal Street
Anderson, SC 29625
864.222.2787

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

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

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

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

Tickets: $50 per person $75 per couple

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

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

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

 

Artist Tent


TBA

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

Reedy River Concerts


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


Chasing the Blues (Blues)


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

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

La Boheme (Puccini)


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

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

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

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

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

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


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

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

July 31st

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

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

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

12 Monkeys


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

1996   129min   Rated R   Terry Gillam

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

All shows are $5 unless otherwise noted.

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

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

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

Rent (Larson)


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

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

First Fridays Gallery Crawl August 01, 2014

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

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

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

Simpsonville Arts Foundation: "The Flying Saucer" August 01, 2014

The Simpsonville Arts Foundation, Inc. is proud to present the Flying Saucers this Friday at the Tater Shed.  Listen to the sounds of hits from the 1950's and 1960's including genres like Rock-n-Roll, early County, Motown, Doo-Woop, Shag and Surf! View their complete song list here: http://www.theflyingsaucers.net/songlist.php

We hope to see you there at 8:00pm!  Free and family friendly!

(The Tater Shed is located behind the Simpsonville Arts Center, 110 Academy Street, Simpsonville, SC)

GCMA: "Family Art Adventure" August 03, 2014

Aug 3, 2014

Sundays at 2: Family Art Adventure


2 pm - 3 pm

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

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

Upstairs Artspace: "Barbara Rehg & Owen Riley Jr." August 04-September 12, 2014

Riley, Rehg Exhibits Open at Upstairs August 2


Upstairs Artspace is pleased to announce the opening of a show that offers gallery visitors the opportunity to see, through different mediums and with two distinct philosophies, what an artist sees beneath the façade of a person or object. Mixed media artist Barbara Rehg and photographer Owen Riley Jr. bring attention to the detail that defines what lies beneath the surface with the intention of opening our eyes to new understanding. The opening reception for the revelatory exhibits takes place at the Upstairs, Saturday, August 2, 5:00-7:30 p.m.

“Both Riley and Rehg are interested in processes that result in revelation, most especially Riley, who embraces the extremely laborious, dirty and imperfect 19th century process of wet-plate colloidon photography,” said Nancy Holmes, who is a member of the Upstairs exhibit committee chaired by artist, Margaret Curtis.

Riley is a Greenville, South Carolina based artist and teacher. He holds a 2010 MFA in Visual Arts/Photography from Clemson University, did post graduate work in journalism at The University of Georgia’s Henry Grady School of Journalism and received his bachelors degree in Art from Berry College.

“I execute my work with a raw and haphazard disregard for the surface and with a worship of what lies beneath the façade,” says Riley. “I intentionally ignore the rules of the photographic process I employ. It is a method by which I defy perfection and embrace transformation. My recent work is a reaction to the overbearing, omnipresent and instant perfection of the digitally captured image.”

He has titled his exhibit at the Upstairs, “Owen Riley: Transformations.”

Rehg’s “Woven Earth” series was inspired by digging in newly turned earth and uncovering layer after layer of roots.

“As I dug down,” Rehg says, “my shovel kept encountering a system of roots that seemed to have no end. Long, thick, tenacious rhizome resisted my efforts to loosen, while some of the light, slender threads came free with barely a tug. Pulling on the roots simply churned the dirt and brought other hidden roots to the surface. The more I strove to clean out my garden bed, the more obvious it became that that was never going to happen. There were far too many roots woven into the dirt to ever be clear.

“The next day I found myself sketching page after page of images that reminded me of my day in the dirt. I found myself cross hatching my images and realized I was mimicking the intricate tangle of the roots. It felt right to use this specific technique of drawing for these images, as if this language was meant to portray what was. Once I began, it seemed natural to use multiple media to create layers of cross hatching.

“When I find an idea or series of images that captivates my imagination, I often obsessively sketch variations of the forms, over and over. Usually it’s because my mind has started creating symbolic meaning with my images. In this series, “Woven Earth,” the roots have become the connection of ideas in my head, the soil represents the fertile ground for new ideas. This is not a private sort of experience but is instead a realization that the connections are alive, deep and vibrant because they are connected to a whole underlying world.

“Once the idea took hold, making larger works was inevitable. The substrate, Terra Skin, was a serendipitous choice. For years I have been fascinated by rocks and rock walls (barriers). Terra Skin is made of crushed rock, crushed eggshell and crushed marine shells. It was the rock that decided this had to be a part of the work. Here I had been creating work for years dealing with how to scale or work around metaphoric walls and now, rock was crushed and I make my mark on it. The symbolism couldn’t have made me happier. “

Rehg has taken a circuitous journey to discover her art, abandoning the call for multiple years to pursue other interests, but eventually returning to it after losing a job.

Proving that when a door closes, a window opens, she says, “I was sent home to the lost dream, my lost identity,” and credits fellow artists at the Women’s Caucus of Art, Georgia for helping her find the thread again.

In addition to the two exhibits upstairs, the downstairs gallery will have “On the Mark: a Drawing Marathon” that includes drawings from drawing marathons organized by Rehg. Although there are many variations on this theme, the marathons are multi-artist events that focus on the various processes of drawing. These events can go for hours or days. The Upstairs Artspace will host such a marathon during the exhibit, with time to be determined. Watch this space for further information.

The three exhibits run until Friday, September 12.

The Upstairs Artspace is a non-profit art gallery whose mission is to develop an understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and craft forms through exhibits, programs and educational activities that enrich the cultural life of the region. Its free programs are made possible through the support of the Polk County Community Foundation, the North Carolina Council of the Arts and the generous support of its members. The gallery is located at 49 South Trade Street. For additional information: 828/959-2828.

 

AGGG: "Outsider Art, SC" August 04-30, 2014

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery and Outsider Art SC present:


An evening of outsider art featuring local artists: Douglas Knight, Dumah, Andy Finkle, and Karen Leigh.

Live blacksmith demonstration by Jody Durham

Welcome New Resident Artist John Moore

The Artistry Workshops and Gallery12 Andrews Street
Greenville, SC 29601

For more details see our website at http://www.theartistrygallery.com/

Front Porch Arts Collective: "POTLUCK" August 06-09, 2014

Front Porch Arts Collective presents: "POTLUCK, a Community Arts Festival"

August 6th - 6:00pm
KICKOFF PARTY
Souther-style music, food, drinks, and merriment

August 7th - 7:00pm
PORCH LIGHT PLAYWRIGHTS
South Carolinian playwrights, actors, and coffee

August 8th - 7:00pmTHE MILL PROJECT
Greenville's history through original music, dance and film

August 9th - 7:00pm
OPEN HOUSE
Bring your stories, your creativity and your family

For Tickets, locations and more information, visit:
www.frontporchartscollective.com

Downtown Alive! "Emily Lynch" August 07, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

Artist Tent


TBA

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

Reedy River Concerts


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


Mystic Vibrations (Reggae)


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

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

Music by the Lake Summer Concert Series 2014


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

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

August 7th

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

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

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

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

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

Strange Snow


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

By Stephen Metcalfe
Directed by Chip Egan

Sponsored by Greenville Health System

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

The Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/

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

Aug 10, 2014

Sundays at 2: Jazz in the Galleries


2 pm - 3 pm

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

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

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

Port City Java: "Art Exhibition" August 11-September 30, 2014

Port City Java Art Exhibition, July 28 - September 30.


Photography by Nancy Riley and Colin Harper.

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 6:30 - 10pm
Friday: 6:30am - 11pm
Saturday: 7:00am - 11pm

Port City Java
11 S. Main Street
Greenville, SC
(864) 979-9041

Downtown Alive! "Retro Vertigo" August 14, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

Artist Tent


Blain Owens

Chris Bruner

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

Reedy River Concerts


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


The Soulfeathers (Southern Rock)


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

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

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

Centre Stage: "Vivien" August 15-17, 2014

Centre Stage presents a special 3-day performance of Vivien - with GVL native CBS star, Judith Chapman.


August 15 - 17

CBS start Judith Chapman returns to her hometown of Greenville, SC - channeling the talent, triumphs, turmoil, loves and beauty of screen icon Vivien Leigh!

3-Year national tour celebrating the centennial of Vivien Leigh (2013) and the 75th Anniversary (2014) of screen classic Gone With The Wind

Three Performances Only!
Friday, August 15th -8pm
Saturday, August 16th - 7pm
(includes VIP reception + Meet & Greet)
Sunday, August 17 - 3pm

Centre Stage
501 River Street, Greenville, SC 29604

Tickets and Information
Centre Stage
864-233-6733
www.centrestage.org

for more information on VIVEN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vivientheplay
Twitter - @viventheplay

Janina Tukarski Ellis: "Play and Rest" August 15, 2014

Janina Tukarski Ellis: "Play and Rest"


Opening event for a new body of work
"I am pleased to announce an Opening Event for my new body of work. I am taking a hiatus from the topic of travel and forward motion. In this series, I am focusing on the interaction of people in a new and more relaxed setting. Please, join me for an evening of art, wine and conversation."

For any further questions or a sneak peak of Janina's work, visit
www.janinaellis.com

Janina Tukarski Ellis
Gallery and Studio
The Flat Iron Building
1207 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611

Urban Digs: "Fotini Christophillis Paintings" August 16, 2014

New Paintings by Fotini Christophillis


Join Urban Digs for an art exhibit of new paintings by Fotini Christophillis. Wine, coffee, and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Saturday, August 16, 20145:30 - 8:30 PM

For more information please contact:
fotinipaintings@gmail.com
www.fotinichristophillis.com
www.facebook.com/urbandesignshomefurnishings

Urban Digs
215 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Spartanburg Youth Theatre: "Audition Workshop" August 16-19, 2014

Spartanburg Youth Theatre hosts an audition workshop for Pinkalicious The Musical this Saturday, August 16th. 9am - 12pm
"Receive guidance on how to "get that role"

Spartanburg Youth Theatre will perform Pinkalicious The Musical in October, and it's currently looking for talented student actors to fill the roles!

Before auditions, there will be a workshop to help shake off those pre-audition jitters. This Saturday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.- Noon, participating students will receive one-on-one guidance from the Director--Leah Wren--on techniques that will help them "get that role." Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a mock audition.

The workshop is a great way to experience the audition process without the pressure!

Workshops fill up quickly, so call today to reserve your spot. Pre-registration and a $25 fee is required.

Call (864) 585-8278 to sign up! Read below for information on the auditions.

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Auditions for Pinkalicious The Musical will be held the following Monday, Aug. 18 and Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Auditioners will need:
• sheet music or a karaoke version of a song on CD,
• clothes to dance in,
• and a comedic monologue, preferably memorized.
Each auditioner will be required to sing and learn a dance routine. The song needs to be an upbeat Broadway or Disney song; auditioners cannot sing a cappella. Only a selected few will be asked to perform the comedic monologue.

Whereas this Saturday's workshop costs a small fee, auditions are free.

For more information, contact Deana Neibert via email or at (864) 583-4891.

200 East Saint John St., Spartanburg, SC 29306
ChapmanCulturalCenter.org
(864) 542-ARTS

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

Aug 17, 2014

Sundays at 2: Gallery Talk: Judy Verhoeven


2 pm - 3 pm

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

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

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

TRAA: "Etsy Workshop" August 19, 2014

Travelers Rest Artists Alliance
Artists Forum Invitation
ETSY Workshop Series - Part 2


WHERE:  Travelers Rest Library - 17 Center St
WHEN: Tuesday, August 19th - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
INSTRUCTORS: Dan Taylor & Beth Sicignano


Session 2, in our ongoing Etsy Workshop Series will begin with a brief review of the first Etsy Workshop and will cover some of the recent changes to the Etsy website. Next, we'll get into the nitty-gritty of fine-tuning your Etsy Shop.

We’ll cover topics such as:

  • Listing items - Make your listings sizzle

  • Google analytics & shop stats - It's all in the numbers

  • Search ads - Standing out from the crowd

  • Shipping & shop policies

  • PayPal & other ways of getting paid

  • ASK US – Send us an email with your questions prior to the event. We'll come prepared with answers!


This will be the second in a series of Etsy Workshops that you will not want to miss!
The ETSY Workshop Series is FREE but to Help us Plan Please…

RSVP to Beth@ARTinTR.com

We look forward to seeing you all soon!
TRAA Board Members

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

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

Artist Tent


Jewelry by Stephanie Sullivan

Info on Arthaus, featuring Harlan Lovestone.

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

Reedy River Concerts


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


The Bent Strings


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

TD Stage: "Swingin' Medallions" August 21, 2014

The Swingin' Medallions


A 52 year Southern musical tradition based in Greenwood, South Carolina are best known for beach, frat rock, R&B, and shaggin' music.

The group's signature high-energy style delights audiences of all ages. Their act, as well as their music, is indeed timeless. The band was founded in 1962 by John McElrath and now includes his oldest son, Shawn. Original members, Jimmy Perkin and Larry Roark are also back traveling with the band. Featuring an ever-popular horn section, the group effectively blends the sounds and music of yesterday and today. The band has performed throughout the nation in thousands of venues.

August 21, 2014 | 7:30pm
TD Stage
Behind the Peace Center

Tickets: $20 Lawn; $30 Genevieves

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/swingin-medallions

Chamber of Commerce: "From Ordinary to Extraordinary" August 21-29, 2014

Steve Garner and Diane Hopkins-Hughs Exhibit, "From Ordinary to Extraordinary"


July 9 - August 29, 2014

Greenville Chamber of Commerce
24 Cleveland StreetGreenville, SC 29601

http://www.greenvillearts.com/art-scene/mac-featured-galleries-2/

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

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

Greenville Ballet School: "Coppélia" August 23, 2014

Coppélia


The Greenville Ballet will present Coppélia with music by Léo Delibes and staging by Andrew Kuharsky on Saturday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Peace Center's Gunter Theatre.

Coppélia is the story of a doll maker and his beloved doll, a young couple who think the doll is real, and the villagers who witness the whole affair. The ballet premiered in Paris in 1870 and has been a mainstay of the classical ballet repertory ever since.

Tickets are $25 and are available at the Peace Center Box Office or by calling 467-3000. For further information call the Greenville Ballet at 234-5677.

GCMA: "Family Art Adventure" August 24, 2014

Aug 24, 2014

Sundays at 2: Family Art Adventure


2 pm - 3 pm

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

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

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

 

Reedy River Concerts: "True Blues" August 27, 2014

Reedy River Concerts


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

True Blues (Blues)


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

Downtown Alive! "The Work" August 28, 2014

Downtown Alive


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

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

Music


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

Artist Tent


Alexia Giannopoulos's Jewelry

El TRESome

A Mexican performance Poet, A Peruvian printmaker, an American emotional expressionist artist, and a Mexican surrealist painter come together to create art at Downtown Alive in Greenville this Thursday, August 28th at 6 PM.

Palmetto Luna Arts will host its unique initiative EL TRESome at Downtown Alive this Thursday. El TRESome is a creative challenge, a unique art experience involving three artists getting together for ninety minutes to create three different perspectives of a common theme. During this challenge, the artists gather to choose a common theme, provide their input about the topic and then create an art piece in the allotted time. Materials can be presented separately or as a collective production.

“We are spicing up Greenville’s Downtown Alive!” said Diana Farfán, Member of the Board of Directors of Palmetto Luna Arts. “We have selected 4 very talented artist and are bringing lots of Latino feeling and flavor to this event. If you want to experience great art produced at the speed of light, you have to be there!”

Participating artist for this EL TREsome include: Vera Gomez, Mexican, Performance Poet; María José "Majo" Gutierrez, Peruvian, printmaker; Laura Lesslo, surrealist and abstract painter; and Adam Schrimmer, American, emotional expressionist artist.

Palmetto Luna Arts mission is to is to foster an understanding of the Hispanic/Latino culture by promoting artistic creation and providing opportunities for cultural expression for the community in South Carolina. EL TRESome at Riverbanks Garden is part of Palmetto Luna’s Latino Arts in Motion initiative and has the support of the SC Arts Commission, and the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties. To learn more, please visit: www.palmettoluna.org or facebook.com/palmettoluna.

Arthaus: "Sea Change Exhibit" August 28, 2014

THE ARTHAUS  INVITES YOU TO ATTEND OUR
ART OPENING THIS THURSDAY 8/28 FROM 6-9 P.M.
FOR THE GROUP EXHIBITION " SEA CHANGE "
AT THE ARTISTRY WORKSHOPS AND GALLERY


LOCATED AT 12 ANDREWS STREET ( ACROSS FROM  ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL)

FEATURING EXCITING TIMELY WORKS BY

Adam  C. Schrimmer  ,Carole Knudson Tinsley, David Gerhard , Harlan Lovestone, Jeffrey Paul Martell, Michael  Smith , Suzanne Vitti , and Terry Butler.

EXHIBITION RUNS THROUGH  SEPTEMBER 25TH

REGULAR GALLERY HOURS 1-5 P.M .ON FRIDAYS

PLEASE VISIT  WWW.ARTHAUSGREENVILLE.COM

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.

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

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

TD Stage: "Rusted Root" August 29, 2014

Rusted Root


Famous for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock and world music and formed over twenty years ago, Rusted Root have recorded eight albums and sold over three million records worldwide. They have played countless nights on the road supporting bands like Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band and The Grateful Dead.

Now, touring to support the release of their newest album, "The Movement", see them live on the TD Stage! Rusted Root founder and front man, Michael Glabicki says, "The Movement is an extremely joyous recording with seriously deep undertones. It is a culmination of everything we have learned. It is truly a career record for us."

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/rusted-root

August 29th, 2014 | 7:30 PM
TD Stage
Behind the Peace Center
Tickets: $25 Lawn, $35 Genevieve's

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

JOIN US FOR THE 3rd ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL!



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

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

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

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

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

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


 

 

Joe's Place: "Exhibit Reception" August 30, 2014

Opening Reception for local artist Hallie M. Gillet


Joe’s Place welcomes you to local artist Hallie M Gillett’s Opening Reception on Saturday, August 30th from 2-5pm. Her collection, “Faerie Tale Feet”, is on display in the children’s book section of our store. In addition to this collection she will also bring some of her other art, including jewelry for the opening. The collection will be on display at Joe’s Place for the next 6-8 weeks.

Also on August 30th, we will offer a wine tasting event hosted by Vidalco Wine Distributors. For this event we will taste 6 wines, with a cheese & cracker small plate.
Joe’s Place also has a fabulous selection of used & new books including a great selection of art books. All art books will be discounted 20% during this event.

Chamber of Commerce: "Kara Bender" September 03-November 07, 2014

Recent Works by Kara Bender


September 3 - November 7, 2014


Artist Bio
:
Kara Bender received her BFA in 2008 from the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and her MFA in Visual Arts in 2013 from Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina. Most recently, Bender exhibited her work at the Artist for Artists Project Galley in Simsbury, Connecticut as a William’s prize finalist (2014), was included in the juried exhibition entitled “A Fine Line: Contemporary Drawing Exhibition” at the Claypool-Young Gallery in Morehead, Kentucky (2013), and was featured in a solo exhibition in the Chapel Hill (North Carolina) Juried Exhibitions Series (2013). She currently teaches design at Greenville Technical College and an Intro to Drawing class at the Spartanburg Art Museum. Her work focuses on issues concerning ethnography and social justice.


Artist Statement:
In recent works I have been focusing on various disparate elements working together to form a narrative space.  It all started with the “Standard Deviation” series, 70 printed works from the combination and reorganization of roughly 350 linocuts. These works juxtaposed human elements and object representations to form a single environment that was a snapshot of everyday human mythologies and experiences. This process evolved to form the ongoing “This Proverbial Life” series, large ink drawings that use these combined elements to relay old proverbs from a contemporary point of view. The insight for this work was found from the interactions and observations among the underrepresented within my community and gave shape and form to various issues including healthcare struggles, media bias, femininity and sexual representation.

Main Street Fridays: "Encore" September 05, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

Collage Workshop with Judy Verhoeven September 05-07, 2014

Weekend Workshop with Artist Judy Verhoeven

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


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

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

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

Centre Stage: "Edith McBee Hardaway: Textile Impressions" September 05-October 17, 2014

Edith McBee Hardaway: "Textile Impressions"


September 5 - October 10, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 6:30 - 9:00pm

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

Gallery 17: "Jasper Johns Presentation" September 05, 2014

You are invited to a slide/talk presentation/reception on Jasper Johns, by John Temple Ligon, a noted speaker & former architect from Columbia, SC. Temple is also an award-winning writer on Jasper Johns.

This presentation will be held at Gallery 17 at 17 W. North St. (next to Rush Wilson's mens store).

Friday Sept. 5th. 6-8pm.

Two of Jasper John's prints will be on view and discussed.

All are welcomed.

This is sponsored by Kayli Hibbard, gallery director, Carole Tinsley, and Neil Mahoney.

Blood Connection: "Carlon Stellar" September 05-November 14, 2014

The Blood Connection presents Greenville artist Carlon Stellar
Now through November 14th, 2014


Carlon's art:
carlonstellarart@etsy.com
Facebook: StellarART
carlonstellar@yahoo.com

The exhibit is open to the public during these hours:
Monday: 8am-6pm
Tuesday & Friday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 9am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7am-5pm

Woodruff Road Center
435 Woodruff RoadGreenville, SC 29607
864.239.2937

Little House Art Studios Open House September 05-December 06, 2014

Little House Art Studios Open House!


Come by and visit the Little House Art Studios the first Saturday of each month until December! Check out the new artworks of Susan R. Sorrell and Anne K. Taylor. Plus, April Ortiz will be there playing with Who Doo Dolls!

Open House Dates:
Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 8 and 9 (Open Studios) Dec. 6

Little House Art Studios
602 Strange Road
Taylors, SC 29687

www.littlehouseartstudios.com
www.creativechick.com

susan sorrell
www.creativechick.com
www.weddingsinaflash.com
sorrell@creativechick.com

Gallery 17: "Jasper Johns Lecture" September 05, 2014

Gallery Seventeen presents John Temple Ligon's lecture on Jasper Johns


Friday, September 5th
6:00 -8:00

17 West North Street
Downtown Greenville, SC

www.gallery-seventeen.com

AGGG: "Anne Barry" September 05-30, 2014

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville presents their September guest artist, Anne Barry.


Meet the Artist! Friday, September 5th, 6-9pm

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is a co-operative gallery in the heart of downtown Greenville, South Carolina, located in the Ivey Square building at 200 N. Main Street.

The gallery features 17 local artists specializing in various mediums from acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings, to works in mixed media, photography, and pastels.

AGGG hours:
Monday - Saturday, from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, from 1-5pm
(864) 239-3882
www.artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com

10 Central Avenue: "yART Sale" September 05, 2014

10 Central Avenue Studios is having a yART Sale!


It's time to clean out our studios and make room for new work!

Come see us Friday from 6-8:30
September 5th

Julia Peters
Jeannie Blinkoff
Blaine Owens Photography
Laura K. Aiken Studio
Patty Stewart
Georgia Pistolis
Clint Greene

10 Central Avenue Studios
10 Central Avenue
Greenville, SC

Art & Light Studios: "Magnetic Collision" September 05, 2014

Art & Light: "Magnetic Collision"


Friday, September 5 (First Friday)

6-9pm

16 Aiken St., Greenville SC  29611

Art & Light Studios is located in the Village of West Greenville, just two blocks before the Flatiron Building

Magnetic Collision is a group exhibit featuring 18 artists.  Nine artists chose a partner to work with.  Each person will start an artwork and then pass it on to their partner to complete the work.

The artists include:
Judy Verhoeven
Eileen Powell
Paul Flint
Tim Speaker
Greg Flint
Blake Smith
Michael Marks
Jessie Kendall
Suzanne Bodson
Miranda Sawyer
Kiah Bellows
Becky Bassinger
Hannah Jarvie
Matthew Diomataris
Teresa Roche
Kent Ambler
Kevin Isgett
Jon Andrews

Riverworks Gallery: "Exploration/Resolution" September 05, 2014

Exploration/Resolution features the recent paintings of Tom Dimond and recent fiber art of Terry Jarrard-Dimond. Exploration/Resolution implies achieving an end though investigation and process. That does define both Tom’s and Terry’s works but the resolution applies only to individual works. For them the exploration does not lead to a single destination but possibly the end of a cycle or series. That resolution then opens other avenues of investigation and process traveling toward yet more resolutions.

Their exploration is both personal and process oriented. Of his paintings Tom says, “The geometric figures and interplay between positive and negative forms reflect this dialogue between the inner and outer consciousness.” Terry comments, “I have long considered the finished artwork as documentation of my inner thoughts and feelings and often refer to my work as interior landscapes.” Both artists’ works are inner conversations between a unique individual and the many processes and found objects each employs. Tom applies watercolor, comic pages, washes, acrylic mediums, inkjet transfers and more to watercolor paper to build his paintings. Terry utilizes traditional dying techniques and sewing on fabric, but also adds drawing, staining, or silk screening to finalize her works.

Exploration/Resolution is a single exhibition on view in two Greenville Technical College locations, RIVERWORKS Gallery in downtown Greenville and in the Benson Campus Galleries in Greer. Tom and Terry will give a gallery talk at the Benson Campus on Thursday, August 28 at 4:30 p.m. They will also be on hand First Friday, September 5 at RIVERWORKS Gallery 6-8pm. The exhibition and gallery talk are free and open to the public.

Tom is Emeritus Professor of Art at Clemson University since 2006. Terry worked as a sculptor and teacher for 15 years and then a designer in the textile industry. Tom and Terry live in Clemson. Tom has been included in numerous group and one-person regional and national exhibitions. During the last three years, Terry has been included in several major national and international competitive fiberart exhibitions, often winning awards.

RIVERWORKS Gallery and the Benson Campus Galleries are operated by and for the faculty and students of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Greenville Technical College. RIVERWORKS gallery is located at 300 River Street, Suite 202, along the scenic Reedy River in downtown Greenville, SC. The Benson Campus Galleries are located at 2522 Locust Hill Road (Hwy 290) in Taylors, SC.

SC School of the Arts: "Diane Kilgore Condon" September 05-October 03, 2014

Recent Paintings by Diane Kilgore Condon


August 25th - October 3rd, 2014

Gallery Talk
September 4th, 6:00pm
Reception to follow

Vandiver Gallery
Thrift Library
Anderson University

Brian Kelley Photos + MAC Arnold Music September 05, 2014

Brian S. Kelley Photography + Music from MAC Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues


"MAC Arnold is a blues legend, organic farmer and my friend. I would like to honor him through a scholarship fund in his name at USC Upstate. The Dr. Mac Arnold Scholarship Fund has been created to provide financial assistance for students seeking a degree in the arts, while keeping Mac Arnold's legacy of supporting music and art education alive.

In coordination with the I Can Do Anything Foundation, I have donated an entire photography exhibit documenting Mac Arnold to this cause. The exhibit is currently on display at Mac's Restaurant in the Village of West Greenville. All profits will benefit the scholarship fund."

-Brian Kelley

September 5, 2014
Exhibit opens at 6 - show starts at 8
Free to the public

1237 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC
(864) 558-0747
drmacarnoldsbluesreataurant.com
briankelleyphotography.com

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

The Shag Doctorz


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

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


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

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

SPARK: "Public Festival" September 06, 2014

SPARK: A free public festival featuring artists, inventors, entrepreneurs, makers and creators


-Local artists selling their work
-Start-up buisnesses-Live music and entertainment
-Food vendors
-Beer garden
-3D Sidewalk artist
-Creativity challenges

Saturday, September 6th 11am-5pm

N. Liberty Street between Chapman Cultural Center and the George.

chapmanculturalcenter.org

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

HANDS ON A HARDBODY


Who will you be cheering for?

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

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

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

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

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

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

TD Stage: "Ana Popović" September 11, 2014

Ana Popović


Memphis, Tennessee-based Serbian blues guitarist and singer, Ana Popović comes to rock the TD Stage to conclude our 2014 Summer Nights performances on September 11, 2014.

In 1995, she formed the band Hush with Rade Popović (guitar, vocals), Milan Sarić (bass guitar) and Bojan Ivoković (drums), performing rhythm and blues, but also incorporating elements of funk and soul into their sound. In 1998 Hush disbanded and Ana turned to dedicating herself to studying guitar and dedicating herself to performing.

In 2012, Popović moved to Memphis, Tennessee and released her ninth full-length album entitled Can You Stand the Heat in April 2013. The album produced by Tony Coleman, was recorded with John Williams on bass guitar, Harold Smith on rhythm guitar, Frank Ray Jr. on organ and Tony Coleman on drums.

Popović has won and been nominated for numerous awards in the US and overseas, including Best Singer, Guitarist, and Album at the French Blues Award, Best Overseas Artist at the British Blues Awards in 2010, and Winner of the award Best Blues DVD at the Blues Matters Awards, UK. Ana continues to play around the world at music festivals and venues, as well as perform with some of the best musicians in the industry.

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/ana-popovic

September 11, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets: $20 Lawn; $30 Genevieve's

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

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

BRAC: "Friends of BRAC United in the Arts" September 12-October 31, 2014

The Blue Ridge Arts Center is pleased to announce.

"Friends of BRAC- United in the ARTS"
Arts Exhibition


September 12th - October 31st, 2014

Open to all regional artists working in any media, 2D or 3D

Art Drop off Dates-
September 5 & 6, 2014 12-5pm

Hosted by the Art Connection
Join us for fine art, wine and heavy appetizers

111 E. South Second Street
Seneca, SC 29678

For further information contact:
melodyjoydavis@charter.net
727-457-5274
senecablueridgeartscenter@gmail.com

Exhibition Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 1-5pm
Other hours by appointment

SC Cello Choir: "Cellobration!" September 12-13, 2014

The 35th annual South Carolina Cello Choir weekend, “Cellobration,” will be held on the Furman University campus Friday, Sept. 12 through Saturday, Sept. 13.


Cellobration is open to the public. Registration is required for workshops and master classes. Regular registration is $30. Registration for Saturday only is $20.

Concerts featured in Cellobration are also open to the public:   Friday evening’s performance is 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. The recital is free to Cellobration registrants. For other guests, tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students.

The Friday evening recital features guest clinicians Melissa Kraut, Professor of Cello at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Alan Weinstein, Professor of Cello at Virginia Tech and cellist for the Kandinsky Trio.

Furman’s Christopher Hutton, Professor of Cello, will also join the clinicians.

In addition to Friday’s recital, a Cello Choir mass concert will be performed Saturday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman campus. It is free and open to the public.

Established in 1980 at the University of South Carolina, Cellobration is a regional music festival hosted each year by the South Carolina chapter of the American String Teachers Association (SCASTA).

Although mostly held at Furman and USC in its 35-year history, the annual two-day event is rotated among four South Carolina colleges. Cellobration features rehearsals, master classes, recitals and clinics for all ages and skill levels, and culminates with the Saturday afternoon mass concert.

Supporters of Cellobration include Bernhardt House of Violins (Greenville), Jim Clinton Violins (Taylors), Cellos2Go (Columbia), William Harris Lee (Chicago), Stephanie Voss Violins (Atlanta), and Carriage House Violins (Boston).

For more information about Cellobration, visit this link. Or contact Christopher Hutton, at (864) 294-2019, or christopher.hutton@furman.edu.

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

The Shag Doctorz


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

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


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

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

Susan Sorrell: "Who Doo Doll Workshop" September 13, 2014

Who Doo Doll Workshop


Students will be painting their own fabrics and designing their own Who Doo Doll. Susan will provide the fabric, paints, thread/needles, stuffing and fabric scraps. Students will need to provide charms, yarn for hair and buttons for eyes... since this will personalize their Who Doo Doll even more!! Plus, bring beverages and snack/unch...Susan will have sodas and coffee...bring wine for Toddy Time.

10 person limit

Early Sign ups $50.00 until August 25th, $60.00 regular price
September 13th, 10am-4ish (Or when we finish)

www.creativechick.com

Little House Art Studios
602 Strange Road, Taylors, SC 29687

 

 

Palmetto Statesmen Chorus: "How the West Was Sung" September 13, 2014

The Palmetto Statesmen Chorus: "Fifitieth Annual Show- How The West Was Sung"


The Palmetto Statesmen Chorus will present its fiftieth annual show entitled “How The West Was Sung” on September 13, 7:00 PM at the Fine Arts Center, 150 E. Main St., Duncan, SC 29334. Gold Medalist quartet Vocal Spectrum will be the featured guest.

Vocal Spectrum was the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Champion in 2006 and continues to actively represent the best of the barbershop style both in concert and recording. It is with great pride and pleasure that the Statesmen bring Vocal Spectrum to our Upstate audience.

The Statesmen Chorus and Quartets have chosen familiar tunes from the Old West set in a scripted performance. In chaps and hats, the Chorus will sing Happy Trails, How The West Was Won, Ragtime Cowboy Joe and many more. Chapter quartets will offer Don’t Fence Me In, Shenandoah, The Y’All Come Back Saloon, and Ridin’ Down The Canyon. One Accord quartet, always well received on stage, will open the show after intermission.

Tickets are $20 each and are available at (864) 877-1352, by email at robertlee10@bellsouth.net or at www.palmettostatesmen.org. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door and each ticket may be placed in a door prize drawing at the theater.

Men who sing are invited to attend Chapter meetings at Duncan United Methodist Church, 139 W. Main St., Duncan, SC Mondays at 7:00PM or call 322-0165. The Society and Chapter are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

Centre Stage: "Young Negress Stepping out of the River at Dawn" September 16-24, 2014



Young Negress Stepping out of the River at Dawn







"You cannot live in both worlds, Alyze. Someday you must choose."




by: Dean Poynor



Directed by: Clark Nesbitt




Show Dates:


September 16, 2014 to September 24, 2014



2013 Centre Stage New Play Festival winner Young Negress Stepping Out of the River at Dawn by Dean Poynor

Young Negress Stepping Out of the River at Dawn tells the story of Alyze and Martin, Rwandan immigrants living in New York City, as they make plans to marry but struggle with balancing their Rwandan traditions and their new American culture. Questions become even more complex with the arrival of Edmond, Alyze’s brother and a priest with the Anglican Church in Rwanda. This drama incorporates, Rwandan song, dance and poetry as it questions the need for tradition in a modern world.

Click here for tickets.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/young-negress-stepping-out-river-dawn

Peace Concert Hall: " Keb' Mo' " September 16, 2014

Keb' Mo'


Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb' Mo' and his band take to the Peace Center stage this fall!

Playing on his recent release of 'BLUESAmericana', his twelfth full-length album marks the 20th anniversary of his debut 'Keb Mo,' an album and tour both a signpost of artistic and personal growth. The tour has been named as one of Keb's most extensive in years and reflects Keb's life.

After going through a personal transformation beginning in 1984, Keb worked to get recording and publishing deals, establishing himself as a studio musician playing blues gigs with saxist Monk Higgins and guitarist Charles "Charlie Tuna" Dennis. Through that experience, he was able to develop a sound that blended that of historic blues artists with pop, R&B, rock, jazz, and soul.

"I never set out to be a 'blues guy' , he explains, "but the blues is very powerful and fuels what I do. The blues puts the 'realness' in it for me."

Over the past two decades Keb' has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated  excellence of his live and studio performances. His songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Crocker and Robert Palmer, and his playing inspired leading instrument maker Gibson Brands to issue the Keb' Mo' Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar.

September 16th, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $35

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/keb-mo

 

SAM: "Whimiscal Toy Workshop" September 17-October 08, 2014

CERAMIC WHIMSICAL TOYS WORKSHOP WITH DIANA FARFÁN


Are you too old to play with toys? Would you like to experience being a child again?

So, come to my class and play with clay. Join my "Ceramic Whimsical Toys" workshop where you'll be challenged to create serious toys...

Toys for old souls but, sharp minds!

 

Diana Farfán
www.dianafarfan.com
www.ahandoflove.com
Get art * Give love * Feel touched

September 17th - October 8th, 2014
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

SAM -Spartanburg Art Museum
Chapman Cultural Center
200 E. St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

For more info and to register:

http://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/spartanburg-art-school/244/Ceramic+Whimsical+Toys

Main Street Fridays: "Underteaux" September 19, 2014

Main Street Fridays


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

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

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

Music


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

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

Greenville Little Theatre presents: "Legally Blonde the Musical"


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

September 19 - October 4

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 233-6238
www.greenvillelittletheatre.org

Art & Light: "Two Shows - One Night" September 19, 2014

Art & Light: Two Shows-One Night


Two great artists produce two different shows on one night in one location

Mixed Signals: An Interactive Exercise in Meaning
Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers

You are invited to select from a group of Jo Carol's panels, and combine them to create a unique diptych.

Placing One's self


Sy Bodson
Discover the emotion and curiosity of color and lines that resonate through Sy's newest works.

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Art & Light
4 Aberdeen Drive
Greenville, SC 29605

Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm & Saturgay 10am -3pm
(864) 363-8172
artandlightgallery.com

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

Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues


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

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

GSO: "Miracle and Grandeur" September 20-21, 2014

Miracle and Grandeur


Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

The Peace Center Concert Hall

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Elena Urioste, violin

Tickets: $16-$57

Elgar: Violin Concerto, Op. 61, B minor

Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, Op. 78, C minor (Organ Symphony)

We open our 67th season with a triumphal sound of the majestic Organ Symphony of Camille Saint-Saens followed by the Greenville premiere of Elgar's enchanting, ultra-romantic Violin Concerto performed by the young and charming virtuoso, Elena Urioste.

New subscribers can save 50% to the GSO's 6-concert Masterworks Series, including Miracle and Granduer; click here for season ticket information to the GSO's 2014-2015 season!

http://www.greenvillesymphony.org/concerts/view_event.aspx?event_id=163

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, September 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Paul Hyde will lead a Pre-Concert Talk one hour prior to the Saturday and Sunday performances backstage in the rehearsal room of the Peace Center Concert Hall. These talks are free of charge and last approximately 45 minutes. Pre-Concert Talks give interesting insights to the program and composers to enhance your concert experience. Come join us!

Peace Center: "Once" September 23-28, 2014

ONCE


Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award for "Best Musical Theatre Album," ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go.

September 23 - 28, 2014

OnceMusical.com

www.peacecenter.org(864) 467-3000

Furman Universtiy: "Faculty Chamber Music Series" September 23, 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.,Tuesday, Sept. 23
Faculty Chamber Music Series
Daniel Memorial Chapel

Hampton III Gallery: "Leo Twiggs" September 25-November 08, 2014

Leo Twiggs: "Toward Last Flags"

September 25 - November 8
Reception: Thursday, October 9, 7-9pm
Coffee and Conversation: Satuday, October 11, 11-Noon

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 10 - 5pm
www.hamptoniiigallery.com
email: sandy@hamptoniiigallery.com
phone: (864) 268-2771
Follow Hampton III Gallery on Facebook and Instagram

Main Street Fridays: "Wine Down September 26, 2014

Main Street Fridays


Wind up the work week listening and dancing to the best in musical entertainment!

This weekly music series on Main Street at NOMA Square continues for 28 weeks March 21 to Sept. 26, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features a variety of music, including jazz, blues, oldies and soul music.

In addition, the Century BMW Kids’ Zone features fun-filled inflatables and activities add to the family fun.


Music


WINE DOWN is a four piece band based in Greenville, South Carolina, playing Blues/Rock/R&B/Soul/Jazz. They perform unique versions of covers from artists like: Joss Stone, Adele, Jonny Lang, Bonnie Raitt, Eva Cassidy, Susan Tedeschi, Etta James, John Mayer, even Carrie Underwood and Amy Winehouse, as well as some Classic 80's Rock. Plus original Blues based songs.
www.reverbnation.com/winedown | Listen

Trailblazer Park: "Piedmont Boys" September 27, 2014

Piedmont Boys


Join us for a evening of "Southern American Blue Collar Music" from The Piedmont Boys. Originating in Greenville SC in 2007 the boys have been touring extensively ever since and building a loyal underground fan base across the country. With three studio albums and another in the works these guys are the definition of American Original, staying true to the outlaw movement. Influenced by Hank, Cash, Waylon, Haggard, Coe and gritty southern rock with a hint of bluegrass The Piedmont Boys have put together a sound unique and distinctive.  They are currently planning an international tour for the summer of 2014 which includes the Amphitheater at Trailblazer Park so plan to come and have some fun. Giddy Up!

 
Food trucks and craft beer stand open at 6:00 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.


Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be prepared to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the amphitheater. The mountains are exceptionally pretty at sunset so you might find yourself enjoying the peaceful evening sky as much as the bands!

http://www.trailblazerpark.com/events.html

Centre Stage: "New Play Festival" September 28-October 02, 2014

Centre Stage’s 12th Annual New Play Festival
Sunday, September 28 through Thursday, October 2


ABOUT THE NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

Centre Stage's annual New Play Festival features the works of three finalists selected from submissions of playwrights. These plays will be presented in staged readings that begin each evening at 7 p.m.. Admission to the readings is free and open to the public.


Each performance will be followed by an in-depth discussion of the work, led by the guest Playwright-In-Residence.  On the last evening of the Festival, Centre Stage will present the latest work in development by the Playwright-In-Residence.


During the week of the New Play Festival, Centre Stage will visit select high schools in Greenville and present educational sessions with our guest Playwright-In-Residence. A workshop for adult students of script writing will also be offered. Details coming soon!


http://www.centrestage.org/content/new-play-festival-2

Albino Skunk Music Festival October 02-04, 2014

Albino Skunk Music Festival


October 2-4
Greer, SC

Featuring:

Willie Sugarcapps
The Duhks
Della Mae
Shinyribs
I Draw Slow
Dangermuffin
Frank Solivan &Dirty Kitchen
I See Hawks in L.A.
Foghorn Stringband
T-Bird & The Beaks
D.B. Rielly
Front Country
The Barefoot Movement
Dead Winter Carpenters
Jacob Johnson
Billy Strings & Don Julin
Mipso

Tickets available now
www.albinoskunk.com

Pickens County Museum: "World of Readers" October 02, 2014

Join Dr. Thomas L. Johnson for an Informal Walk Through of A World of Readers At the Pickens County Museum of Art & History


The Pickens County Museum of Art & History and Dr. Thomas Johnson invite you to a walk through and informal discussion about his collection of fine a decorative art, “A World of Readers”, now on display at the museum. Please join us at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2nd for this entertaining and sure to be jovial event.

Some four dozen pieces, chiefly fine-art works on paper—including watercolors, drawings, engravings, monoprints, lithographs, linocuts, and photographs—all depict persons (or other creatures) in the act of reading. The figure may be shown reading a book, newspaper, letter, map, or billboard. The venue may be a home, office, library or other public building, the street, the beach—or no particular place at all.

Also represented in the exhibition are a number of three-dimensional works in wood or clay, such as North Carolina potter Ann Gleason’s tall statue of “The Poet”; and a modern wooden polychrome figure of a young boy reading a book, created by an anonymous Italian craftsman. Display cases will show samples of “readers” appearing on domestic objects used for decorative, utilitarian, or celebratory purposes. The motif appears on mass-produced or limited-edition plates, cups, bookends, pencil holders, paper weights, aquarium statuary, figurines, Christmas ornaments, and other household items.

In addition to works by such nationally or internationally known artists as Robert L. Barnum, Bernard Brussell-Smith, Pierre Garcia-Fons, Ray Gloeckler, Barry Kite, Carl Kronberger, Eduard Kurzbauer, J. H. Schell, and Art Werger, the exhibition showcases those of a good number of well-known regional artists, including Jane Yarborough Creech, Daniel Cvammen, Bill Davis, Beth Regula, Sara Dame Setzer, Doris Turner, Suzanne Zoole, Joel Wilkinson, and Patti Wright.

Spartanburg and Asheville resident Tom Johnson, retired librarian emeritus and English instructor from the University of South Carolina (Columbia), has long been interested in books and reading, as well as in the visual arts. He has collected both books and art for over half a century. For many years he was a member of the advisory board of the Hub City Writers Project in Spartanburg, where he also served on the board of directors of the Spartanburg Art Museum. He continues to serve on the governing boards of Pickens County’s Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife and the statewide South Carolina Academy of Authors. He has edited and published several books, and as a printmaker currently maintains a studio at the West Main Co-op in Spartanburg.

The inspiration for this show has come from Johnson’s experience as the curator for the exhibition PEOPLE READING: SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DONALD AND PATRICIA ORESMAN, which was featured at the Spartanburg Art Museum in 2008 during its relocation to the Chapman Center there. The New York attorney and his wife, who may possess the world’s largest collection of fine art organized around the theme of “the reader”, loaned some sixty works of art from their Manhattan collection for the South Carolina showing. The exhibition went on to travel to art museums in Myrtle Beach and Hickory (North Carolina).

A World of Readers” is sponsored in part by South State Bank, Pickens Savings & Loan and Robinson Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Gardens. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

For more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963 or visit us at www.pickenscountymuseum.org.

For this and many more events in Pickens County visit www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar .

Henderson: Art on Main Festival October 04-05, 2014

Art on Main Fine Art/Fine Craft Festival


The 55th annual Art on Main festival will be held October 4-5, 2014 from 10-5 pm both days on Historic Main Street in Henderson, NC

Go to acofhc.org Home Page for more information.

Centre Stage: "The Letters" October 04-12, 2014



THE LETTERS







Menacing head games in Stalin's Russia.




by: John W. Lowell



Show Dates: 


November 4, 2014 to November 12, 2014



At the start of the action, we meet Anna (Fry), some kind of editorial apparatchik within some unspecified Soviet bureaucracy, whose job seems to be censoring the correspondence of others. Anna has been called into the office of her boss, The Director (Mark L. Montgomery). It's not clear why. Perhaps The Director is offering her a promotion. Perhaps he is abusing his position of authority to make a sexual pass in this young widow's direction. Perhaps this is a political prosecution. Perhaps he is just looking for information, or a confidante, or a mother confessor, or a lover, or a victim.

Click here for tickets.

http://www.centrestage.org/show/letters

FAC: "Greenville Dance Festival" October 04, 2014

The Greenville Dance Festival


The Greenville Dance Festival will be held at the Fine Arts Center and Wade Hampton High School on Saturday, October 4th and is open to the community as well as students and teachers in Greenville County Schools. The ages for the Festival are from grades 4-adult and the goal is to offer many styles of dance including Modern/Contemporary, African, Salsa, Classical Indian, Stage Combat, Slavic Folk Dance, Alexander Technique, Graham Technique, Pilates with Props, and of course Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Improvisation among others.

5-6 classes will be offered during each of the 5 one-hour sessions.

Professional Development for Teachers with Greenville County Schools is available for several of the classes.

For more information visit:
www.greenvilledancefestival.com<http://www.greenvilledancefestival.com/
or email Jan Woodward: jwoodwar@greenville.k12.sc.us

Class Descriptions-2014 

Classes and times Faculty Biographies

Greenville Dance Festival 2014 flyer website

Dabney Mahanes & Denise Waldrep: "The Journey" October 04, 2014

"The Journey"


Dabney Mahanes and Denise Waldrep

Reception: Saturday, October 4th 6:30 - 10:30 pm

Exhibit Dates:
October 6-11, 11:00-3:00
or by appointment
(864) 915-4237

Music by guitarist, Bryan Mahanes

New Studio Address:
5 Smith Street
Greenville, SC
The Village of West Greenville

Riverworks Gallery: "Toys and Games Exhibit" October 06, 2014

Toys and Games
October 3 - November 14, 2014
Toys and Games
is an exhibition of interactive sculpture designed to debunk the myths of art as unapproachable, untouchable, and incomprehensible. These sculptures of David Detrich, Todd Stewart, and Travis Wood invite tactile experience. They are best comprehended through play, manipulation, and curiosity. They are fully functional devices. Most are constructed with common materials, easily thrift store or Home Depot found. Others are extruded from a 3D printer. These sculptures are not devices you might find in your kitchen, workshop, or office. They are devices of the imagination encouraging questions, creating sensations and the "aha" of irony.

These sculptures are probably closet kin to music boxes, the old, possibly extinct "Hop Scotch", as well as current computer games. So Toys and Games also presents a history of play from the elegant drawing room to the bygone street play to the current rec room video game. David Detrich in his artist statement records a definition of artist "as a trickster that employs sleight of hand." David, Todd, and Travis embody that definition. Referencing his sculpture, Todd says "By creating functional devices designed for interaction, passive viewing is transformed into an active, full body experience." According to Travis, "I make toys with my friends."

David Detrich is Professor of Art, Sculpture and Graduate Program Coordinator at Clemson University, Clemson, SC. Todd Stewart, a recent Clemson MFA graduate is Project Manager, Public Art for the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte, NC. Travis Wood, alumnus of Greenville Technical College and recent Magna Cum Laude, BFA graduate of Clemson, is co-owner of Gemini Minds.

RIVERWORKS Gallery is operated by and for the faculty and students of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Greenville Technical College.

300 River Street, Suite 202,
along the scenic Reedy River
Downtown Greenville, SC.

 

The Writers Block: "Didn't See it Coming October 07, 2014

Didn't See it Coming - Book Release Event


October 7, 2014
7:00PM

The Loft at Falls Park
(located above Ford's Oyster House)

Featuring readings of work from The Writers Block, an advanced creative writing workshop at Perry Correctional Institution.

Books available for sale, Event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP by October 2 to akfreeland@me.com

 

Peace Concert Hall: "Ron White" October 09, 2014

Comedian Rob White's Nutcracker Tour will be arriving at the Peace Center October 9th!


First rising to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, Ron White has now established himself as a star in his own right. A classic storyteller, his stories relay tales from his real life, ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to sharing stories of his daily life as one of the most successful comedians in America.

All 4 of his comedy albums charted #1 on the Billboard Comedy Charts. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and over the past 9 years has been named one of the top stand up comedians on tour in America.

Ron White began performing comedy in 1986 and was quickly opening for legendary comedians Sam Kinison and Jeff Foxworthy. After eventually becoming a comedy club headliner, in 2000 White was asked to join the Blue Collar Comedy Tour alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy. The show toured over three years to sold-out audiences in over 270 cities and grossed more than $35 million.

As an actor, Ron White had supporting roles acting in the major theatrical films Horrible Bosses and Sex and the City 2. He also had a principal role in Jayne Mansfield's Car (written/directed by Billy Bob Thornton), slated for a theatrical release late 2013. He is co-Executive Producer of Bridegroom, a Linda Bloodworth-Thomason documentary, which debuted at the 2013 NYC Tribeca Film Festival and won the Audience Award.

Advisory: Intended for mature audiences.

October 9, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $45

Warehouse Theatre: "Evil Dead the Musical" October 10-November 01, 2014

Evil Dead the Musical


Oct 10 - 11, 16 - 18, 23 - 25, 30 - 31, Nov 1

Nominee: Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical

By George Reinblatt

Sponsored by Susan and Steven Bichel

Blood. Limbs. Evil demons from hell. Just a day in the life of Ash, a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero. It’s up to Ash and his trusty chainsaw to save the day when five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and are transformed into brain-hungry zombies. Blood splatters and brains fly in Evil Dead, The Musical!

Warehouse Theatre
37 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC

http://www.warehousetheatre.com/event/2014-2015/evil-dead-the-musical

GVL Tech Benson Campus: "Student Show" October 16-November 07, 2014

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College’s Benson Campus is pleased to announce the 2014 Student Annual Art Exhibition on view from October 1 – November 7.


The gallery will exhibit all fine and applied art disciplines taught as part of the Visual and Performing Arts curriculum. This year’s jurors, Alice Ballard and Polly Gaillard are well known professional artists that have exhibited both nationally and internationally and have also taught a broad range of studio courses. Ballard and Gaillard selected from over 100 works to include in the exhibition including a “Best in Show” designation to be announced on October 30th. Please join us from 7 – 9 p.m. for this traditional costume gala and awards presentation that gives special recognition to the many exemplary works by our community’s young artists. Works are exhibited in our 2nd floor galleries and offered for purchase, making this a unique opportunity to view challenging, thoughtful art and to support this exceptionally talented group of students. Awards will also be presented on the second floor including cash donations, gift certificates, and art supplies made possible through local businesses and private donors. This event is free and open to the public. Please plan to attend and remember thatcostumes are encouraged!

 Gallery Location:  Greenville Technical College Benson Campus, Hwy 290, 2522 Locust Hill Road, Taylors.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or by appointment

Exhibition Dates: October 1 – November 7.

Reception and Awards:  Thursday October 30th ; 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Exhibition is free and open to the public   

Steve Brown Book Signing & Charleston Artist Exhibit October 16, 2014

Author Steve Brown Book Signing and Charleston Artist Art Exhibit by Sandra W. Roper
October 16, 6-8pm


The Frame Warehouse and Gallery, 2454 Hudson Road, Greer, will feature a book signing by SC author

Steve Brown and new paintings by Charleston artist Sandra W. Roper October 16, from 6-8pm. The books and paintings creatively depict historical events and locations of the South.

A versatile author, Steve Brown wrote the Belle family saga which begins when Catherine and Nelie Belle arrive in Charles Towne just in time for Nelie to be kidnapped by Blackbeard and carried off to the Outer Banks. The novels continue with historical events including the outbreak of the Civil war, moonshine feuds in the Carolina foothills, life during the roaring twenties, the effects of the panic of 1929 on those living south of Broad to the mid-sixties summer’s on Pawley’s Island.

Sandra’s painting of Charleston and Southerners reflect the creativity and brilliance of centuries old architecture and southern traditions. The uniqueness of each building and the eclectic mix of architectural styles make Charleston’s buildings so intriguing. In the paintings of southerners, Sandra tries to portray the passion for their work. The crack of dawn, dimly lit room or late night hours further illustrate the worker’s dedication.

Steve lives with his family in Greenville, SC. His books include “The Pirate and the Belle”, “The Belles of Charleston”, “The Old Maids Club”, “Charleston’s Lonely Heart Hotel”, “Charleston’s House of Stuart”,

“Charleston on the Potomac” and “Carolina Girls”.

Sandra is a graduate of USC and worked in advertising for several years. Her paintings of southern scenes have won several awards. Sandra is a Member of Excellence in the SC Watermedia

Society. Her work can be seen at The Frame Warehouse and Gallery in Greenville and Greer and in corporate locations throughout the southeast. More of Sandra’s work can be viewed at www.sandraroper.com.

Steve and Sandra will be at The Frame Warehouse and Gallery October 16 from 6 to 8pm.It is open to the public and all are welcome. For inquiries, please visit www.framewarehouseandgallery.com or call Debbie Beauchemin, gallery manager at 864-322-1218 – (2454 Hudson Road, Greer, SC, 29650).

Furman University: "Furman Symphony Orchestra" October 17, 2014

The Sound Quality Concert Series: "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, Oct. 17
Furman Symphony Orchestra
McAlister Auditorium

Tickets
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Greer Children's Theatre: "Shrek" October 17-26, 2014

The Greer Children’s Theatre proudly presents…Shrek the Musical


Oct 17-19, 24-26, 2014
J Harley Bonds Career Center
505 North Main Street, Greer
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Purchase Tickets at www.greerculturalarts.com

Shrek The Musical
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Combination of Broadway and US National Tour Version

Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film.


Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a TONY Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.

Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities including costumes, sets, puppets ( there is a fire-breathing dragon after all), and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

 

Greenville Chorale: "Peace and Hope" October 18, 2014

"PEACE AND HOPE"


Saturday, October 18, 2014 | 8:00 PM

Peace Center Concert Hall

Joined by Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Bingham Vick, Jr., conducting

 Johannes Brahms - Nänie ("Even the beautiful must die....")

 Dan Forrest - Requiem for the Living

 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem

 Gustav Mahler - Finale from Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"

http://www.greenvillechorale.com/concerts.html

Peace Concert Hall: "Alton Brown Live" October 22, 2014

Alton Brown Live - Incredible Edible Tour


"We have combined science, music, food, and a few other things on one in his right mind would allow me to do on TV, into a two hour extravaganza that's fun for the whole family," says Brown. He has been cultivating the show's material for about a decade and wrote most of the musical numbers which all take a comedic look at food.

Alton Brown, author of seven books including the James Beard award winning "I'm Just Here for the Food" and New York Times bestselling sequence "Good Eats," has hosted numerous food series including "Iron Chef America." He currently serves as host on the game show "Cutthroat Kitchen" and as a mentor/judge on "Food Network Star," which premiered its 10th season on June 1st. Brown created, produced and hosted the Peabody award winning series "Good Eats" for 13 years on Food Network, which still can be seen on the Cooking Channel.

Although Brown spent plenty of time in his mom's kitchen growing up, his real interest in food sparked in college when he discovered that girls who said "no" to dates sometimes said "yes" if he offered to cook for them. His social life may have not ignited, but the food spark did, and after spending a decade behind the camera in the commercial industry, he headed to culinary school in hopes of one day creating a new kind of cooking show. Good Eats, the show that Brown would go on to write, produce and host ran for 13 straight years on Food Network before making the jump to Cooking Channel where it airs today. Combining food science, pop culture, skit humor, innovative cooking, and the occasional belching puppet, Good Eats has millions of fans and garnered a coveted Peabody award for broadcast excellence.

October 22, 2014 | 7:30pm

Tickets start at $55

http://peacecenter.production.carbonhouse.com/events/detail/alton-brown-live-incredible-edible-tour

Centre Stage: Suzanne Bodson: "Within a Space" October 23-November 17, 2014

Suzanne Bodson: "Within a Space:


October 16 - November 17, 2014


Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.


Centre Stage

501 River Street

Greenville, SC 29601

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.


http://www.centrestage.org/event/suzanne-bodson-artist-reception


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

Vandiver Gallery: "Double Vision" October 30-December 13, 2014

Vandiver Gallery | Thrift Gallery at Anderson University: "Double Vision" Photography by Jane Dorn and Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers. 


October 29 - December 13, 2014

 

FIREside Radio: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" October 31, 2014

FIREside Radio Presents The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
October 31, 2014 7:30 P.M.
ONE NIGHT ONLY


Set in the hazy, haunted hills surrounding the Hudson River, a legend comes to life as schoolteacher Ichabod Crane learns the secrets that Sleepy Hollow holds.

As with all FIREside Radio shows, the performance will be recorded in front of a live audience and made available for download through the Younts Center website.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 N. Main Street Fountain Inn, SC 29644
October 31, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12,$10,$5 (864) 409-1050

Generously Sponsored by Palmetto Bank

Mill Town Players: "Dark of the Moon" October 31-November 02, 2014

Mill Town Players: "Dark of the Moon"


By Howard Richardson and William Berney
Directed by Will Ragland

Friday, October 31 - 8pm and 10pm
Saturday, November 1 - 8pm and 10pm
Sunday, November 2 - 3pm

Tickets $10
864-947-8000
www.milltownplayers.org

Historic Pelzer Auditorium
214 Lebby Street
Pelzer, SC 29669

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

The Ward Artist Studios: "Day of the Dead" November 02, 2014

The Ward Artist Studios: Day of the Dead Art Show and Fiesta
Sunday, November 2, 4:00 - 9:00pm


The Ward Artist Studios
110 Wardlaw Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Come celebrate the lives of your loved ones who have died.

The Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, is an ancient holiday that focuses on remembering and honoring the lives of our dead ancestors and loved ones. It's a day of Joy and Celebration! A day to clean their graves and bring flowers, enjoy the foods they enjoyed in life, listen to the music they loved and recall fond memories of good times with them.

A unique blend of ancient Aztec celebrations and Catholic beliefs, Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is steeped in rich history, traditions and customs. Come experience it...with us!

Collecting colorful Day of the Dead folk art and displaying it in our homes year-round, is becoming as popular in the US as it is in Latin America and around the world.

- Entertainment by Wasted Wine featuring Discordia Arts at 7pm. Gypsy jazz trio,The Carousers, will play at 6:00.

 

- Sugar Skull Face Painting Booth by Debi Kittle

 

- "Donation" Nacho Bar by Gringos

 

The Ward Resident Artists:
Kymberly Day
Peggy Tanner Day
Christi Garland
Kay Larch
Karen Leigh
Jeff Lynch
Liz Lynch
Lindsay Louise McPhail
Chadd Moore
Kim Sholly
Steffi Stockton
Suzanne Vitti

Guest Artists:
Andy Finkle
Allison Anne Brown
Carey Morton

Kevin Anderson

Jessica Wilson

$5 admission at the door

 

For more info, please "Like" us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheWardArtistStudios

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

GLT: "Steel Magnolias" November 06-15, 2014

Steel Magnolias
By Robert Harling
October 30 – November 15, 2014 



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.

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/

Younts Center: "Fountain Inn Chorale" November 08, 2014

Join the Fountain Inn Chorale as they return to the Younts Center stage for their first concert of the season. Under the direction of Jane Birmingham Morlan, the Fountain Inn Chorale presents an evening of choral favorites by Bach, Brahms and Beethoven as well as a remembrance of World War I in honor of the 100th anniversary of the war's start in 1914. The program also features songs of peace and friendship by Z. Randall Stroope and Allan Naplan.

Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $12, $10 & $5

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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

FAC Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Alumni Exhibit" November 12-January 23, 2014

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Alumni Exhibit
November 10th - January 23rd

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

 

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

Tickets
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Furman: "Faculty Chamber Recital" November 13, 2014

The Furman Faculty Chamber Music Series will present a concert Thursday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus.


The recital is open to the public, and is part of Furman’s Sound Quality Concert Series. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students/youth.

Hosted by Furman music professor Dr. Christopher Hutton, the concert features an enjoyable program with a wide variety of music for different combinations of performers. The performance will feature a trio by Robert Fuchs, a set of waltzes by Dmitri Shostakovich, several songs by Robert Schumann, and entertaining newer works by Jan Koetsier and American composer Libby Larsen. The recital will be performed by these Furman faculty members and guests:

Rebecca Ashe, flute and piccolo
Mark Britt, trombone
Robert Chesebro, clarinet
Bruce Cox, trumpet
David Gross, piano
Christopher Hutton, violoncello
Anna Barbrey Joiner, viola
Thomas Joiner, violin
Matt Olson, alto saxophone
Paula Riddle, horn
Bruce Schoonmaker, baritone
Dewitt Tipton, piano

Hutton is an avid performer and is the cellist for Greenville-based Poinsett Piano Trio. A native of New Zealand, Hutton has performed worldwide and worked with a number of orchestras including the New World Symphony and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of Boston University and the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music, Hutton taught at the University of Rochester, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Delaware before coming to Furman in 2003.

For more information about the event, contact the Furman Music Office at (864) 294-2086. Tickets may be ordered by calling the same number, or purchased online at this link.

http://newspress.furman.edu/2014/11/furman-music-professors-present-concert-nov-13/

GLOW: "Hugo Vera" November 14, 2014

GLOW Lyric Theatre presents: Hugo Vera for one night only!

Metropolitan Opera tenor Hugo Vera, last seen on the Younts Center stage in GLOW's production of Scenes de Carmen, returns for a one-night-only concert.

Friday, November 14 at 8 pm 

Tickets: $15

Click Here for Tickets

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FAC Black Box Theatre: "Richard Smith Jazz" November 14, 2014

Fine Arts Center; Black Box Theatre
Richard Smith Jazz Concert
November 14 - 7:00pm

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Joe's Place: "George Singleton & John Warley" November 15, 2014

Joe's Place welcomes authors George Singleton and John Warley to our store Saturday, November 15th.  


George Singleton will be here from 2-5pm and John Warley will be here from 6-8pm.

We will also have a free wine tasting and food samples.

Use #sitsipread to connect with us on Facebook (Joe's Place) and Twitter (@JoesPlaceLLC)

Joe's Place LLC
640 S. Main St.

Greenville, SC 29601
864-558-0828

Duncan's Hardware: "Annual Bowl Sale" November 15, 2014

Annual Bowl Sale: Found in a Tree Wood Turnings by Jack Macauley

Saturday, November 15, 2014
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Duncan's Hardware
1506 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29605

Dozens of one-of-a-kind, handmade bowls as well as cutting/serving boards.

All in various sizes and wood types in a wide range of prices for gifts or your personal collection.

Follow them on facebook

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

FAC Sheffield Wood Gallery: "Opening Reception" November 18, 2014

Fine Arts Center; Sheffield Wood Gallery
Ties that Bind - Alumni Exhibit: Gallery Reception
November 18th - 6:00 PM

(864) 355-2550

102 Pine Knoll Drive
Greenville, SC

Art & Light: "Ric Standridge" November 20, 2014

The paintings shown at our November 20th opening combine the old master skies Ric is well known for, yet some of the works will be significant departures.  There's one thing for sure  - it will be a Ric Standridge art experience that will touch a collector, another artist, a child with a box of fresh crayons or maybe even you!

Join us for the opening reception of AIR, A Survey of Skyscapes by Ric Standridge. Thursday, Nov. 20th, 6:00-8:00 pm.  

ART & LIGHT
4 Aberdeen Drive (Just one block from the historic Lewis Village)
Greenville, South Carolina 29605

The Art Haven: "Annual Art Sale" November 23, 2014

Support a Local Artist. Buy Local Art.


November 23rd

This weekend, the Art Haven will open its doors for the annual Fall Art Sale. Come see the beautiful work the students of the Art Haven have created and maybe even take home a painting or two for yourself or for Christmas gifts. The sale will last from 2-5 pm and will coincide with an open house showcasing the recitals for music and theater students of the Academy @ Younts Center. Admission is free.

www.yountscenter.org/

315 N. Main Street     Fountain Inn, SC 29644

Phone: (864) 409-1050   Fax: (864) 409-3360

Box Office Hours: (M – TH 8:30 – 5:00; FR 8:30 – 12:00) and 1 hour before show

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


Younts Center: "Marilyn & Dean" November 28, 2014

Younts Center for Performing Arts presents: "Marilyn and Dean, the Crooner and the Bombshell"


November 28, 7:30pm
Tickets: $30, $25, $20

Featuring such well known songs as That's Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime, I Wanna Be Loved by You, Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend, and a charming rendition of Baby It's Cold Outside, this pair will bring Marilyn and Dean to life in both story and song.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

Little House Art Studios: "Sparkle Art Saturday" November 29, 2014

Little House Art Studio presents, Sparkle Art Saturday!


November 29th, 2014

Is Black Friday depressing? Don't want to fight the crowds and want unique gifts? Come check out the cool artwork of Anne Taylor, Susan R. Sorrell, Tina Zukaitis and April Ortiz. (paintings, art dolls, steam pink jewelry, photography, mixed media, floorcloths and more!)

603 Strange Road
Taylors, SC 29687

www.creativechick.com

Emrys Special Reading Room November 30-December 02, 2014

Carolina Bronze Handbell Ensemble presents THE MUSIC OF CHRISTMAS


Sunday, Nov. 30, Greenville County Museum of Art, 2:00 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 2, Furman University Daniel Chapel, 7:30 pm

 

http://www.carolinabronze.net

 


 

GCMA: "Margaret Peery Exhibit" December 01-February 02, 2014

"Up The Chimney"


Margaret Peery will offer insights into her career, inspirations, and techniques as a painter here at the museum on Sunday, December 7 at 2pm. As part of the GCMA's Sundays at 2 programs, this gallery talk is free and is presented by Duke Energy.

FREE ADMISSION

Wed - Sat, 10am - 6pm
Sun, 1pm - 5pm

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

gcma.org

GCMA: "Local Talent - Alice Ballard" December 01-January 04, 2014

Greenville County Museum of Art presents Local Talent, Alice Ballard.
Nov 15, 2014 — Jan 4, 2015


A native of Florence, South Carolina, artist Alice Ballard (born 1945) received her master's degree in painting from the University of Michigan in 1969. She then moved to Charleston, where she served as the first curator of education at the Gibbes Art Gallery. It was while she was in Charleston that she discovered her passion for working in clay.

Ballard received a Fulbright Grant to study in India, and she was one of eight ceramic artists invited to the International Ceramic Colony in Resen, Macedonia. The artist regularly teaches workshops at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and at the Arrowmont School of Crafts in Tennessee.

Presently an art teacher at Christ Church Episcopal School, Ballard is recognized throughout the region for her hand-built work inspired by such found natural objects as seed pods, petals, leaves, and bulbs. Her work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery, the home of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's craft and decorative art program, and the Greenville County Museum of Art, among others.

The artist will present a gallery talk in her exhibition on Sunday, November 16. As part of the GCMA's Sundays at 2 program, this event is free and is sponsored by Duke Energy.

420 College Street, Greenville SC 29601
864.271.7570
gcma.org

GCMA: "Raúl Colón" December 01-28, 2014

Tall Tales + Huge Hearts: Raúl Colón
Oct 4, 2014 — Dec 28, 2014


Award-winning children's book illustrator and artist Raúl Colón combines watercolor painting, etching, and drawing techniques to create vivid colors and rich textures. Featuring 68 works of art from such popular books as Tomas and the Library Lady and The New York Times bestseller Angela and the Baby Jesus, this exhibition invites both young and young at heart to explore themes of family, freedom, and heritage. The exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature.

420 College Street, Greenville SC 29601
864.271.7570
gcma.org

GCMA: "Andrew Wyeth Exhibit" December 01-February 01, 2014

Just 2 Months Left to See Andrew Wyeth's Work at GCMA
Sep 28, 2013 — Feb 1, 2015


Andrew Wyeth (1917 - 2009), regarded as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century, launched his career in 1937 with a sold-out exhibition of his watercolors in New York. On the occasion of the young artist’s remarkable debut, his father and mentor, noted illustrator N.C. Wyeth wrote him a congratulatory letter prophesying, “You are headed in the direction that should finally reach the pinnacle in American art.”

Wyeth’s subjects focused on two locations: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, his birthplace, and Cushing, Maine, his second home since childhood. Drawing inspiration from the distinctive characteristics of these locations, he revealed universal attributes in his depictions of landscapes, objects, and people. The Museum’s collection emphasizes Wyeth’s preference for painting intimate subjects, including his family, his homes, his memories, and his favorite models. He once said, “I am an illustrator of my own life.”

Greenville’s Andrew Wyeth collection encompasses the full scope of the artist’s extraordinary career, including significant decade-by-decade examples, from the 1930s to the 21st century. Wyeth himself described it as “the very best collection of my watercolors in any public museum in this country.”

GCMA: "William H. Johnson Exhibit" December 01-February 01, 2014

2 Months Left to See "William H. Johnson: Gifts of the Wayne and Carolyn Jones Charitable Foundation"
Sep 28, 2013 — Feb 1, 2015


Andrew Wyeth (1917 - 2009), regarded as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century, launched his career in 1937 with a sold-out exhibition of his watercolors in New York. On the occasion of the young artist’s remarkable debut, his father and mentor, noted illustrator N.C. Wyeth wrote him a congratulatory letter prophesying, “You are headed in the direction that should finally reach the pinnacle in American art.”

Wyeth’s subjects focused on two locations: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, his birthplace, and Cushing, Maine, his second home since childhood. Drawing inspiration from the distinctive characteristics of these locations, he revealed universal attributes in his depictions of landscapes, objects, and people. The Museum’s collection emphasizes Wyeth’s preference for painting intimate subjects, including his family, his homes, his memories, and his favorite models. He once said, “I am an illustrator of my own life.”

Greenville’s Andrew Wyeth collection encompasses the full scope of the artist’s extraordinary career, including significant decade-by-decade examples, from the 1930s to the 21st century. Wyeth himself described it as “the very best collection of my watercolors in any public museum in this country.”

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

gcma.org

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

EMRYS: "Marcia DeSanctis Book Talk" December 04, 2014

At an event co-sponsored by Emrys and Fiction Addiction, New York Times bestselling travel author Marcia DeSanctis will be discussing her new travel book 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go (fravelers' Tales, paperback, $19.95), at Fiction Addiction on December 4th at 6:30pm. 


*Tickets are $10 (ticket admits one to the event and may be redeemed on a purchase that day) or $21.15 (ticket admits two to the event and includes a paperback copy of 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go). Told in a series of stylish, original essays, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is for the serious Francophile, for the woman dreaming of a trip to Paris, and for those who love crisp stories well-told.
I!JM.ru.o.s.nau Like all great travel writing, this volume goes beyond the guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there. Combining advice, memoir and meditations on the glories of traveling through France, this book is the must-have in your carry-on when flying to Paris. Award-winning writer Marcia DeSanctis draws on years of travels and living in France to lead you through vineyards, architectural treasures, fabled gardens and contemplative hikes from Biarritz to Deauville, Antibes to the French Alps. These 100 entries capture art, history, food, fresh air and style and along the way, she tells the stories of fascinating women who changed the country's destiny. Ride a white horse in the Camargue, find Paris's hidden museums, try thalassotherapy in St. Malo, and buy raspberries at Nice's Cour Saleya market. From sexy to literary, spiritual to simply gorgeous, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go is an indispensable companion for the smart and curious traveler to France.

The book also features two Greenville women- Anna Kate Hipp, Emrys member and Emrys Board Member, Carol Young Gallagher, Please sign up on the Fiction Addiction website early and pre-order a book to be sure they have a copy for Marcia to sign. It will be a great Christmas present! Marcia DeSanctis is a former television news producer who has written essays and articles for numerous publications including UJgue, Marie Claire, Town & Country More, Departures, The Christian Science
Monitor, and The New York Times Magazine. Her essays have been widely anthologized and she is the recipient of three LoweU Thomas Awards for excellence in travel journalism, as well as a So/as Award for best travel writing. She holds a degree from Princeton University in Slavic Languages and Literature and a
Masters in Foreign Policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She lived and worked for several years in Paris and travels as much as possible to France. She lives in northwest Connecticut with her husband and two children.

100 places

GVL Tech Theatre: "A Christmas Carol" December 04-07, 2014

Greenville Technical College Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol


The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College will present Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol December 4-7 in the Technical Resource Center Auditorium (Building 102) on the Barton Campus. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. December 4-6 and 3 p.m. on December 7. The production is free of charge and open to the public.

Director Dan Robbins’ adaptation of Dickens’ beloved masterpiece features a cast of more than two dozen actors including three faculty members. With Christmas carolers performing traditional songs between scenes, this play is perfect for the whole family. Come watch as mean-hearted Scrooge journeys with the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, and rediscovers the true meaning of Christmas.

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About Greenville Technical College
Greenville Technical College is a four-campus system where nearly 30,000 students are annually preparing for the strongest careers of today and tomorrow. For more information about the college and its programs, professors and partnerships, visit www.gvltec.edu.

Pickens Co Museum of Art: "Cross, Flint & Flint" December 04-February 05, 2014

The Pickens County Museum of Art & History will be presenting two new exhibitions beginning December 4, 2014. Please join us from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m., TONIGHT, Thursday, December 4 as we host a reception to meet the printmaker, Sydney A. Cross, who through her work addresses the value we impose on living things and how that makes us treat each other, as well as Paul Flint & Greg Flint, who through their work share contemporary stories with the combination of historical imagery and modern techniques. Both exhibitions will continue through February 5, 2015.

Both of these exhibits are sponsored in part by South State Bank, Pickens Savings & Loan and Robinson Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Gardens. The Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded in part by Pickens County, members and friends of the museum and a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Located at the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens SC, the museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

For more information please contact the museum at (864) 898-5963 or visit us at www.pickenscountymuseum.org. For this and many more events in Pickens County visit www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar .

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

Tickets
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SCCT: "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" December 05-14, 2014

South Carolina Children's Theatre presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever


December 5 - 14, 2014
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
Most enjoyed by ages 3 and up

They're baaaaaack! The Herdman kids are known as the rowdiest, most awful kids in the history of the world...so what do you think happens when they are cast in the annual Christmas pageant? The whole town is horrified, but the spirit of the season comes alive in the Herdmans, making this pageant the best one yet!

http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-best-christmas-pageant-ever

FIRE: "A Charlie Brown Christmas " December 05-14, 2014

Fire presents: "A Charlie Brown Christmas"


December 5-7 & 12-14
Tickets: $15 and $10

Based on the iconic 1965 television special, this story follows Charlie Brown as he attempts to find the true meaning of Christmas. Be a part of an American classic as Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the gang come to vivid life on the Younts Center stage in a Christmas celebration for the whole family.

Younts Center for Performing Arts
315 North Main Street
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

Hampton III Gallery: "Q & A with Edward Rice and Luke Alsbrook" December 05, 2014

WHAT: Q & A with artists Edward Rice and Luke Allsbrook

WHEN: Friday, December 5, 5:30-6:30pm

WHERE: 101 W. McBee Ave, Grace Church (formerly Downtown Baptist)

Hampton III Gallery
3110 Wade Hampton Blvd, Suite 10
Taylors, SC 29687
(864) 268-2771

CBT: "The Nutcracker" December 05-07, 2014

Carolina Ballet Theatre present: "The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville"


Friday, December 5th, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 6th, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, December 7th, 2:00pm

The Peace Center
(864) 467-3000
Go to www.peacecenter.org for tickets.

Chicora Voices: "Holiday Concert" December 05, 2014

Chicora Voices Holiday Concert


Friday, December 5, 2014 | 7:30pm

$20 for Adults / Free for Students

Pendleton Street Baptist Church
1100 South Main Street, Greenville

$20 for Adults / Free for Students

864.255.9596
www.chicoravoices.org

Riverworks: "30 Awards Exhibition" December 05, 2014

30 Awards is an exhibition of the award winners from The 2014 VPA Annual Student Exhibit at Greenville Technical College.


The VPA Annual Student Exhibit marks the culmination of a year of studio practice by recognizing the best works created by Greenville Technical College's visual art students. 119 works were juried into the exhibition. 30 Awards were chosen by the jurors and are now on view at RIVERWORKS Gallery. These award winners represent the many courses of study offered by the Visual and Performing Arts Department including sculpture, advertising design, computer animation, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and website design. Photography was prominently featured in this year's show. Joy Hart's black and white pigment print, The Woods, was awarded Best in Show.

"30 Awards encourages our students and provides them a professional venue to celebrate their talents. This exhibit also offers the public the opportunity to enjoy the best of the best from Greenville Technical College's Department of Visual and Performing Arts." according to Shane Howell, Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department.

Enid Williams, Professor of Art and Gallery Director of the Benson Campus Galleries noted "This year there were 141 works submitted for consideration. Jurors Alice Ballard and Polly Gaillard are well-known artists and art educators whose artistic orientations vary considerably. Ballard is a ceramist who has exhibited nationally and internationally. Gaillard is an established photographer, currently teaching at Anderson University. Their diverse artistic outputs created an ideal partnership in jurying a broad ranging exhibit like our student show."

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:
Fleming Markel, Manager
RIVERWORKS Gallery
(864) 271-0679 or email
fleming.markel@gvltec.edu
or visit   www.gvltec.edu/vpa/

AGGG: "Annual Holiday Show" December 05-January 02, 2014

Annual Holiday Show at Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville


A collection of fine art jewelry, fabric arts, ceramic sculpture, artistic metalsmithing and decor.

Reception: December 5, 6-9 PM

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10 - 6 PM
First Fridays 'TIL 9 PM
Sunday, 1-5 PM

200 N. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29681
(864) 239-3882

www.artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com

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. Over twenty local artists are represented in the gallery along with various mediums including acrylic, mixed media, oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, glass, woodwork 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 Station: "Holiday Flee" December 05-06, 2014

Holiday Flea @ The Station


Art
Vintage
Decor
Music
Food

Friday, December 5th from 6-9
Saturday, December 6th from 10-5
1172 Pendleton Street

The Station ladies are at it again, hosting a Holiday shindig you won't want to miss!

Holiday wreaths, garlands and ornaments by Suzie Lombardo Bunn of Statice Floral Couture, hand printed holiday cards & prints and other fine art by Sunny Mullarkey Studio, a popup shop of fabulous vintage finds by Kate DiNatale Vintage and Shindig Furnishings, and live music from WireWood. Thoroughfare Food Truck will be there with their delicious wares!

https://www.facebook.com/events/815793648481440/

Polly Gaillard Studio Sale December 05-06, 2014

Polly Gaillard Studio Sale


First Friday, December 5th from 6 to 9pm
Saturday, December 6th from 10am to 2pm

The Village Studios
1278 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29611
Studio #4 (Above Clemson Center for Visual Arts)

Preview work at:
http://pollygaillard.com/studiosale/

Art Crossing: "Holiday Party" December 05, 2014

ART CROSSING holiday party

Friday Dec. 5th, 6-9pm
Please join us for some holiday cheer and meet the artists. Fill your stocking this year with art from local artists including jewelry, paintings, photographs, sculpture, glass and much more:


www.artcrossing.org/artists.html

Kent Ambler and Alberta Pottery Dec. Show December 06-07, 2014

December Show and Sale: Kent Ambler and Alberta Pottery
Printmaking - Pottery - Painting


Saturday, December 6, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, December 7, 1pm - 6pm

265 Phillips Trail
Greenville, SC 29609
(864) 608-1260

www.kentambler.com
www.albertapottery.com

Phil Garrett: "Paintings, Prints & Works on Paper" December 06-07, 2014

Phil Garrett Open House: Paintings, Prints & Works on Paper


December 6 & 7

Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Sunday, Noon to 6pm

Selected monotypes from the King Snake Press Collection
Including works by Patti Brady, Katie Walker, Ed Rice, Paul Yanko, Enid Williams, Mary Gilkerson, David Yahgjian, Mary Walker and others.

131 Woodland Drive, Greenville, SC 29617
864-561-5208
phillipmgarrett@charter.net
www.philgarrett.com

GCMA: "Indie Craft Holiday Fair" December 06, 2014

Dec 6, 2014


Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair


10 am - 6 pm

Inspiration meets inspiration at the GCMA! Join us for the annual Indie Craft Parade Holiday Fair, celebrating artisanal goods created by 30 handpicked makers. Shop in the Study Galleries from 10 am until 6 pm. Enjoy delicious, heartwarming fare from local food trucks, which will be on site beginning at 11 am. Take time to explore the GCMA's exhibitions, too!

420 College Street, Greenville SC 29601
864.271.7570
gcma.org
indiecraftparade.com

GCMA: "Gallery Talk with Margaret Peery" December 07, 2014

Dec 7, 2014


Sundays at 2: Gallery Talk with Margaret Peery


2 pm - 3 pm

Drawing from her inspiring environment in Charleston, watercolor artist Margaret Peery shares urban architectural paintings in her exhibition at the GCMA. This gallery talk will offer insights into her career, inspirations, and techniques as a painter.

All Sundays at 2 events are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

Greenville County Museum of Art
420 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601

gcma.org

Carolina Youth Symphony: "@Furman & Ice on Main" December 07-16, 2014

The Carolina Youth Symphony is an independent, non-profit youth orchestra which exists to provide an opportunity for individual growth of musically talented youth and to encourage artistic excellence in a nurturing environment by providing the highest quality orchestral training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12.

Annual Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 7th at 3:00pm
Furman’s McAlister Auditorium

The Symphony Orchestra will perform the Nutcracker Suite byPyotr IlyichTchaikovsky.  The Concert Orchestra conducted by Mr. James Kilgus will perform, Stille Nacht by Mannheim Steamroller and the Repertory Orchestra conducted by Mrs. Ginger Greer, will perform Polar Express  bySilvestri/Moore.  Both orchestras will play several more delightful Holiday favorites.  We will end the concert with an audience Sing-a-Long of seasonal favorites.

Tickets are available at the door the day of the concert and are $10

for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
This concert is sponsored by Bernhardt House of Violins and KEMET.

Under the baton of Mr. James Kilgus, CYS will perform at Ice on Main
Tuesday, December 16th at 6:30pm

What better way to get into the Holiday Mood than to be ice skating and listening to some wonderful music of the season.  More than 70 musicians will enchant you with such favorites as Sleigh Ride, The Bells of Christmas and Stille Nacht by Mannheim Steamroller.

There is no charge for this concert which is sponsored by Rosenfeld Einstein.

For more info on the Carolina Youth Symphony:  http://carolinayouthsymphony.org

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