Don’t forget – March 11th is Spring Forward Sunday!!!
Spartanburg Little Theatre: Titanic, A New Musical
The Spartanburg Little Theatre sets sail with the Tony award winning musical blockbuster “Titanic”
March 9 - 18
Cost: Adults: $25 Seniors: $24 Youth: $17
David Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS TITANIC, the Spartanburg Little Theatre presents this engrossing and haunting Tony award winning musical that vividly depicts one of the most harrowing events in human history. Running for over 800 performances on Broadway, this is the factual story of that ship—of her officers, crew and passengers, to be sure—but the central character of our TITANIC is the TITANIC herself. (Please note: this is not a musical version of the film “Titanic” by James Cameron and does not include the characters portrayed in that film)
Spartanburg Repertory Company: “H.M. S. Pinafore”
March 9 - 11
Cost: $30/adults, $24/seniors, $10/students
Broome High School’s Community Auditorium
Presented by The Spartanburg Repertory Company.
One of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular operettas about mistaken identity, set in Victorian England on Her Majesty’s Ship, Pinafore. For ticket information, call 583-2776, ext. 518.
United Way of the Piedmont: 2nd Annual Great Cake Bake
Denny’s Corporate Headquarters Lobby
It’s just $10 to enter a children’s book themed cake to benefit Imagination Library. For all ages! Admission is $5. Kids under 10 get in free & get to decorate a cupcake! Moon Bounce, story time + more! All proceeds benefit Imagination Library, an early literacy program of United Way of the Piedmont
Spartanburg HQ Library: Self-Defense for Adults
Stay safe while you get in shape. Participate in this free introductory self-defense class for some basic self-defense moves to help you stay safe while you get in shape. Offered by certified trainers from the Phoenix Academy of Martial Arts, learn about the ADF (Action Defeats Fear) training while having the chance to participate in some guided demonstrations. This program is in the Barrett Community Room and is appropriate for teens and adults. Please wear comfortable clothing if you would like to practice suggested self-defense moves. Water will be provided.
Spartanburg HQ Library: Going Green @ The Library: Know Your Watershed
Join us for our adult community learning series. All about keeping our community clean and green. Provided by the USC Upstate Watershed Ecology Center.
Peter Cooper and Eric Brace
The Showroom at Hub-Bub
8:30pm (doors open at 8)
$10 advance/$12 door
The body of work that Eric Brace and Peter Cooper have created reflects their literate sensibilities as songwriters, a love of harmony and wry humor, and their deep respect for the masters they’re lucky enough to play with. Their most recent project, I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow, was nominated for a Grammy as well as featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.
Zumba at Your Spartanburg County Library
March 11th at Spartanburg Headquarters
Party yourself into shape with this Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness-party. Feel the music and let loose with our certified Zumba instructor, Simone. Enjoy one of the two Zumba sessions starting at 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Classes last an hour and are limited to the first 50 participants to arrive. We recommend that you come 20 minutes prior to the start of each class. This program is provided free of charge by a grant from the Mary Black Foundation.
Hub City Writers Project/Press: Michel Stone, book release for “The Iguana Tree”
The Showroom at Hub-Bub
Please join us for the book release celebration for Michel Stone’s “The Iguana Tree” from Hub City Press. Michel will give a book signing and reading. The event is free and open to the public.
Green Screen 2012: Grow!
March 13th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30)
It’s not just ‘Old MacDonald’ on the farm anymore. All across the U.S. there is a growing movement of educated young people who are leaving the cities to take up an agrarian life. Armed with college degrees, some are unable to find jobs in the current economic slump. Fed up with corporate America and its influence on a broken food system, they aim to solve some of the current system’s inequities by growing clean, fair food. Mostly landless, they borrow, rent or manage farmland in order to fulfill their dreams of doing something meaningful with their lives. growmovie.net
The Green Screen Film Series returns! Sponsored by HUB-BUB, the Hub City Farmers Market, the Hub City Co-Op, Partners for Active Living and Upstate Forever, this series runs from February 28–April 17, 2012. This series, all “green” documentaries, has been a huge hit in the past and is back by popular demand. Each event features a panel discussion and offers audience participation.
Spartanburg HQ Library: Cinema Sandwiched In: On the Town
March 14th, 12:15pm
Cinema Sandwiched In is an afternoon series of classic films on alternating Wednesdays with Music Sandwiched In. This week join us for the musical On the Town (1949; 98 min.), starring Ann Miller, Gene Kelly, and Frank Sinatra. Bring your lunch and enjoy the show. Showtime is 12:15 p.m. in the Barrett Room.
Art Walk Spartanburg – every 3rd Thursday
Downtown Spartanburg and beyond.
Maps are available at each gallery in this self-guided tour.
Retail Therapy - every 3rd Thursday
Downtown Spartanburg - Various Shops/boutiques open evening hours offering special discounts and other surprises
Spartanburg Science Center: Science Camps
Spartanburg Science Center at Chapman Cultural Center
March 16th, Class Time: 9:30am – noon
$17 members/$20 non members
March 16th, Class Time: 1:00pm - 4:00 pm
Join us as we go inside the body and explore it’s many systems. From circulation to sight and sound, well study the body from the inside out.
For Ages 6-11
$22 members; $25 non members
Bring a lunch and stay all day
March 16th, 9:30am - 4:00pm
$39 members/$45 non-members
Youth Art Month Exhibition: Celebrating National Youth Art Month
March 3 – April 8; Reception March 12th
Featuring work from all Spartanburg County School Districts, private and home schools.
Student Hallway Galleries/Moseley Building at Chapman Cultural Center
Passion for Lithography: A Life’s Work
Lithographs from the Rolling Stone Print Atelier
March 3 – May 12
Spartanburg Art Museum at Chapman Cultural Center
This critically acclaimed collection of prints represents works by artists who created lithographs at Rolling Stone Press in Atlanta in collaboration with master printer, Wayne Kline.
Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg: Annual Focus on Youth Show
March 5 - 28
Artists’ Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center
Spartanburg County Regional History Museum: Celebrities of Spartanburg
March 13 – May 31
Cost: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors & Vets, $2 Kids
Spartanburg has produced and welcomed celebrities of all kinds. Come learn who they are and what made them famous! This exhibit is a collaboration of the Regional History Museum and the Little Theatre.
NEW: Ten at the Top’s Information portal: http://www.ourupstatesc.info/
Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://visitspartanburg.com
Spartanburg Culture calendar and blog: http://spartanburgculture.com/
Spartanburg County Public Libraries: Events, Exhibits and Programs: http://www.infodepot.org/zS1/Events.asp
City of Greenville: http://www.greenvillesc.gov/calendar/calendar.aspx
Fete Greenville: http://www.fetegreenville.com/
What’s the BUZZ in Cherokee County? http://www.cherokeebuzz.com/
Greenwood’s Cultural District: http://www.emeraldtriangle.sc/ArtsCouncil/default.aspx
Upcountry South Carolina: http://www.theupcountry.com/
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor includes the Mountain Lakes Region: http://www.sc-heritagecorridor.org/
Saluda, Tryon, Columbus NC calendar http://www.nc-mountains.org/events/
Asheville Event and Festival calendar: http://www.exploreasheville.com/event-calendar/index.aspx