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See what is going on in the Upstate of South Carolina and Western North Carolina. We feature events in cities like Greenville, Spartanburg, Asheville, Anderson, Greer, Hendersonville and more. Watch the live web show most Friday mornings on UStream, coming live from Little RIver Roasting Co's Coffee Bar in Spartanburg. Want your event included? Email info.whatsupyall@gmail.com Host: Amy Wood Producer: Becky Pittman
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Upstate Information Hub’s feature story: Preserving South Carolina’s African American History and Heritage by James Richardson

http://www.ourupstatesc.info/south-carolinas-african-american-history.php

 

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Spartanburg Youth Theatre: Harold and the Purple Crayon
February 8th at 4:30pm and 7:00pm
February 9th at 2pm
David Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center
Cost: Adults: $12,Youth: $9
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.php

This gentle story of just how far your imagination can take you is brought to exciting life, when a favorite in the world of picture books meets the magic of theater. Harold, a curious and imaginative little boy, creates the world he wants to explore by drawing it. With the help of his magic crayon, Harold goes to the circus, swims in the sea, and even gets to be on television, until he meets the villain Mr. Smudge, who has other plans for Harold’s purple crayon. Will Harold get his crayon back, so he can complete the drawing of his adventures? Come see for yourself and celebrate the magic of the imagination! 

Indie Grits Festival film screening: A selection of shorts
February 9th at 7pm
The Showroom at HUB-BUB
http://indiegritsattheshowroom-eorg.eventbrite.com/

$7 in advance or at the door

Part of the 2013 Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival programming, HUB-BUB and the Hub City Writers Project invite you to a screening of select films from the Indie Grits Festival.

The Indie Grits Festival in Columbia in presented and created by the Nickelodeon Theatre, the only non-profit, art-house theater in South Carolina.

See a selection of the best films from previous years and maybe get a sneak peek at 2013 films!

Proceeds benefit both the Indie Grits Festival and the Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival.

Lawson Series: “Love Always…The Blonde, The Brunette and The Redhead Are Back!”
February 9th at 7pm
Daniel Recital Hall, Blackman Music Building at Converse College

http://www.converse.edu/event/2013-02-9/lawson-series-love-alwaysthe-blonde-brunette-and-redhead-are-back

Admission: $5 adults, children 12 and under free
Sopranos Leigha Pace, Catherine Siarris and Lisa Sain Odom, radiant and reunited, return for an evening of love songs. Treat your sweetheart to a Valentine’s Day celebration of romance, humor and enchantment with the Lawson Academy’s resident DIVAS!

Easley’s Foothills Playhouse: The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock
Directed by Anna DeVault
February 8th-17th Friday and Saturday performances at 8 pm Sunday matinees at 3 pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/560304043998294/

Adults—$14; Seniors (60+)—$12; Students (13+)—$12; Children (12 and under)—$7. Ask about group prices for 10 and over.Go to www.showtix4u.com to purchase your tickets.

(Season members, email us at foothillsplayhouse@att.net or leave a message at 864-855-1817.)

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! The two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, the 39 Steps amount to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! The 39 Steps was Broadway’s longest-running comedy, and played its 500th performance on Broadway, May 19th, 2009!

Sundays Unplugged at Chapman Cultural Center
February 10th 2pm to 4pm
Free

http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php

Every Sunday, Chapman Cultural Center will be hosting a local musician to play as you stroll through the art galleries. This Sunday we will be enjoying selections from Mark Miller, known for his acoustic rock and jazz. He will be playing the guitar and keyboard. Come and listen as you enjoy your Sunday afternoon!

Chapman Cultural Center is open on Sunday afternoons, 1-5 p.m. The public can visit Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Science Center, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, as well as the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Gallery and the Student Galleries. All museums, excluding the small admission fee for Spartanburg Art Museum and the Regional History Museum, are free. Free Wi-Fi is available in The Green Room, which is a public lounge. For more information, please call 542-ARTS.

Small Business Roundtable @ the Headquarters Library
February 12th, 9:15am
Topic: Starting a Small Business
http://www.infodepot.org/

http://workgroups.clemson.edu/SBDC_Workshops/form.php

Spartanburg County Public Libraries will partner with the SC Small Business Development Center and Piedmont SCORE to provide FREE business workshops at the Headquarters Library. Please register at http://workgroups.clemson.edu/SBDC_Workshops/form.php

For more information, please contact the Spartanburg Area Small Business Development Center via email: es2@clemson.edu or by telephone at 864.592.6318. For information about the library, please contact SCPL via email: christinac@infodepot.org or by telephone at 864.596.3505.

Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Pops Concert
Valentine Jazz and Romance featuring Jens Lindemann, Trumpet
February 14th at 8pm
Twichell Auditorum at Converse College
http://www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org/
Cost: Tickets: $35, $25. $10

The Spartanburg Philharmonic will perform a Valentine POPS Concert featuring selections from Duke Ellington, Allan Gilliland, George Gershwin, and other popular jazz and Broadway favorites. Guest artist Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated trumpet soloists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year.” Jens has played in every major concert venue in the world. His career has ranged from appearing internationally as an orchestral soloist, performing at London’s “Last Night of the Proms”, recording with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and to a solo command performance for the Queen of England. Tickets can be purchased through the Twichell Auditorium Box Office: please call
864-596-9725.

Spartanburg Science Center: Read for the Science of It
February 15th
http://www.spartanburgsciencecenter.org/

Examining Scientific Literacy in the Classroom
Science and English/Language Arts in the Elementary Classroom

Class Time(s):
9:00 - 12:00 Kindergarten through Second Grade
1:00 - 4:00 Third through Fifth Grade

Cost: Free

Age: Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Teachers

Open Mic Night at the Little River Coffee Bar
February 15th at 6:30pm
http://hubcity.org/writersproject/events/Open-Mic-Night-October/

Read your poetry, a page or two of your novel, tell a joke, or play a song. All creatives are welcome to this Open Mic Night at The Coffee Bar next door to the Bookshop on February 15. You’ll have up to 7 minutes to “do your thing.” Sign-up begins at 6:30, and we will start at 7:00. 

MBF Rail Trail Cleanup Day
February 16th at 10am
https://www.facebook.com/events/232446530223944

Help us make the MBF Rail Trail a more beautiful place for all of us. Whether you love gardening or just love the Rail Trail, please meet us on Saturday, February 16th at 10am at the Rail Tail Dog Park across from Duncan Park on Union. There is parking between the dog park and Uncle Ray’s BBQ next door. Bring gloves if you have them. Lunch will be provided afterward.

Student Art Exhibits: Spartanburg School Districts 3, 5 and 6
January – February 2013
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php

Each month Chapman Cultural Center hosts a different student art exhibit, which is always free and open to the public. The Jan/Feb exhibit shows the work of students from Spartanburg School Districts 3, 5, and 6.

Exhibit Time(s): Mon thru Sat, 10-5; Sun 1-5

Mary Ellen Suitt: In Retrospect
Spartanburg Art Museum at Chapman Cultural Center

January 8 – February 16, 2013

http://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/

"Mary Ellen Suitt, a native South Carolina artist, uses both opaque and transparent paints in a bold array of colors. She exercises a variety of techniques and expressions to create her vibrant landscapes and her now trademark "blue people" which are are identifiable as uniquely her own. ‘Suitt paints with a touch of genius.’ stated Mary Todd Beam whose book ‘Celebrate Your Creative Self’ features Suitt’s work."

 For 31 years, Mary Ellenwas a cartographer for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service and drew maps for various countries for the Army and Air Force (including maps of Germany and Japan for the Allies during the Second World War). She is one of the Charter Members of the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, which was founded in 1957.

Artists’ Guild Member Show
February 1 – 28
Artists’ Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center

http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/

The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg presents its first Member Awards Show, Feb. 1-28. Each Guild member has the opportunity to hang or display one work of art in this exhibit. The public is invited to vote on favorite pieces, using ballots in the Guild Gallery. An awards ceremony and reception will be on Thursday, Feb. 28, 6-9 p.m.; the public is invited to this free event at Chapman Cultural Center.

Exhibit Time(s): Mon - Sat 9:00 5:00, Sun: 1:00 - 5:00

Museum Exhibit: Examining Southern Lifestyle Through Furniture
Presented by the Spartanburg Regional History Museum at the Chapman Cultural Center.

February 15 - March 2, 2013, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm
Cost: $4 Adults, $3 Sr. Citizens & Vets, $2 Ages 6-17

http://www.spartanburghistory.org/museum.php

This exhibit examines how typical family lifestyles in Spartanburg were reflected in their selection of furniture. Historically, Spartanburg has had many farmers, mill owners and everything in between and the furniture in their homes can convey many things about their preferences, means and lifestyle. Furniture can be purely functional or purely aesthetic, but is often a combination of the two. When studied together, the furniture of a home can tell a story. The Regional Museum has a large collection of Southern furniture and this exhibit highlights the importance of these artifacts in the history of our area.

CALENDARS:

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Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://visitspartanburg.com

City of Spartanburg: http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/
Spartanburg County Public Libraries: Events, Exhibits and Programs: http://www.infodepot.org/

Chapman Cultural Center: http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/

Hub City Writers Project: http://hubcity.org/writersproject/
Spartanburg Downtown Association Events:
http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php
Converse College: 
http://www.converse.edu/calendar
USC Upstate: 
http://www.uscupstate.edu/event/
Wofford College: 
http://www.wofford.edu/newsroom/story.aspx?id=450521
City of Greenville: 
http://www.greenvillesc.gov/calendar/calendar.aspx

Downtown Greenville SC: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownGreenvilleSC
Fete Greenville: 
http://www.fetegreenville.com/
Gaffney Visitors Center:
http://www.getintogaffney.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
Mountain Xpress – Asheville and Western NC: 
http://www.mountainx.com/

Want your event included? Email 
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Spartanburg Youth Theatre: "If You Give A Mouse a Cookie" 

February 10 - 11 

Cost: Adults: $12.00 Children: $9.00 

David Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center 

http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php 

Ever thought about what would happen if you gave a mouse a cookie? Don’t expect a thank you and goodbye! Be prepared to run yourself ragged on a playful journey to satisfy the whims of that tiny little rodent! “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie,” based on the popular children’s book by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond, will delight the youngster in us all.

  

Arts with Heart 2012 

February 11th 

The Showroom at Hub-Bub 

https://www.facebook.com/events/327801253917251/ 

Share heart, buy art. Join us for the seventh annual Arts with Heart event, which aims to showcase the talent of local artists and support the organizations of their choice. It’s the citizen supporting an artist, the artist supporting an organization, and the organization, in turn, supporting the needs of Spartanburg’s citizens. Eight artists will exhibit and sell their work, with 40% of the proceeds from each sale benefiting the artist and another 40% benefiting the organization of their choice. This year’s artists and the non-profit organizations they support are: Kris Neely – SPACE; Stacey Hettes - Spartanburg Humane Society; Melissa Pittman - Children’s Security Blanket; Christina Ramsey - HUB-BUB; Gaffney Jarrell - Healing Arts; Elizabeth Bagwell - The Haven; Isabel Forbes - Hatcher Garden; Carroll Foster - Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health. Catered by Palmetto Palette. Admission is free.

 

Globalbike’s “Ride, Climb, Transform” presentation

February 13th

Hot Eye Photography

https://www.facebook.com/events/303033946411520/

Come hear the amazing stories of globalbike’s Ride. Climb. Transform. trips. Last year, globalbike hand-delivered over 100 bikes to careworkers in East Africa, rode our bikes from Nairobi to Mt. Kilimanjaro (about 275 miles), and joined 12 Kenyans and Tanzanians and manyothers from all over the world to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. This year, globalbike will donate even more bikes, circumnavigate the base of Kilimanjaro AND sponsor 15 Kenyan and Tanzanian youth cyclists to take part in the entire journey with us! This year’s event is supported by the United Nations Women’s Organization and will focus on efforts to stop violence against women and girls. The event is free, but a suggested donation of just $20 will earn you a chance to win one of Hot Eye Photography’s stunning prints. The event will include a short slideshow presentation, photo exhibit, and plenty of globalbike goods for sale, including trucker hats, t-shirts and limited edition photograph prints. Not to mention complimentary RJ Rockers brews on tap! Presentation starts at 6:30.

Come learn about this trip and find out how you can support it! Want to help, but can’t make it? Click here to make a donation.
https:// npo.networkforgood.org/ Donate/ Donate.aspx?npoSubscription Id=1001425

The Showroom at HUB-BUB

http://www.hub-bub.com/

February 13th: Karaoke Night. Monday, February 13th 8pm. Pay What You Can. Join us for a night of song, laughter, and a community of voices. DJ JT will host and play your favorites with lyrics projected on the big screen. 

February 16th: The AiR Invitational exhibit reception.Thursday, February 16th, 7-9pm. Admission is Free. Please join us for this annual exhibit curated by our current group of Artists-in-Residence. This year, Travis Blankenship, Eric Kocher, Mark Rice, and Steve Snell have invited artists Ryan MacDonald, Justin Kemp, Ryan Feeney, Grayson Cox, Lauren Pakradooni, and Lou Joseph to exhibit their work for the month-long show.

Music Sandwiched In: Ian Bracchitta Jazz

February 15th

Spartanburg Library Headquarters, Barrett Room

http://www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org/msi.html

Presented by the Music Foundation of Spartanburg. Brown bag it or purchase a box lunch from Panera. This free lunchtime concert series showcases regional talent at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters (Barrett Community Room, 12:15-1:00 pm) on selected Wednesdays. Door prizes include tickets to the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra! For more information, call The Music Foundation of Spartanburg: (864) 948-9020.

Art Walk Spartanburg – every 3rd Thursday

 

February 16th 

Downtown Spartanburg and beyond. 

Maps are available at each gallery in this self-guided tour.

http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php

Retail Therapy - every 3rd Thursday

February 16th

http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php

Downtown Spartanburg - Various Shops/boutiques open evening hours offering special discounts and other surprises

Hub-Bub: Summer Art Show

Saturday, February 18, Noon-9 PM
111 E. Main St. (next to Lime Leaf)
Free and open to the public

summer art (sum’-er / arr’-tuh) noun. —is a practice based in the social world of “hanging out.” Free from any academic or “high-art” intentions, Summer Art demonstrates the beauty that can be found in the common yet beautiful moments of summer life. From cannonballs to backyard games, Summer Art elevates the typical and ordinary to the level of the profound. It shows us that one does not have to be taken too seriously in order to make something provocative, intelligent, and beautiful.

 

OVERVIEW: The Summer Art Show is a one night only, all-day art exhibit focused on bringing a degree of the summer spirit and attitude to the winter season. This event will last twelve hours (noon to midnight) and will feature summer-themed artwork, poetry, and performances by HUB-BUB’s artists-in-residence as well as invited guests. 

Spartanburg Regional Foundation: Mardi Gras Carnival

February 21st

Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Arena

Tickets: $75 benefiting Healing Arts

http://www.regionalfoundation.com/Events/Pages/MardiGrasCarnival.aspx

The 2012 Mardi Gras Carnival will be held on Fat Tuesday, February 21 at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Arena. The NOTE ROPERS will provide entertainment throughout the evening. In keeping with the “Carnival” theme, guests are invited to wear festive masquerade attire as they enjoy New Orleans-inspired food and beverage. Patrons  will be able to purchase original artwork, as well as themed parties that will be held throughout 2012 in support of the Healing Arts. Tickets purchased after January 27 will be $75. The first Community Healing Arts Program “Mardi Gras Carnival” was a rousing success on March 8, 2011 featuring New Orleans jazz by the DUKES of Dixieland. To support the Community Healing Arts Program, call 560-6727.

Little River Coffee Bar: Fat Tuesday 

February 21st

https://www.facebook.com/events/335604876479948/

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with The Little River Coffee Bar and Cakehead Bakeshop! We will have drink specials like cafe au laits and Cakehead Bakeshop will have some delicious New Orleans inspired treats. We will have live music at 7:30pm with B Natural Jazz Quartet (bnjazz.com). The Coffee Bar will be staying open until 10pm.

Laura Spong: Chasing the Undertow

Continues through February 18th

Spartanburg Art Museum

http://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/

Free Admission sponsored by SAM Art & Antique show

Laura Spong is one of South Carolina’s best known non-objective painters. In a career that started in 1948, her reputation has soared in recent years. This exhibit will focus on the evolution of Spong’s Abstract Expressionist style, and how that style, “visually portrays her ‘inner journey’ as she has searched for meaning and purpose in life.”

 

Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM): Fourth Annual Art & Antique Show

February 23 – 26

Cost varies depending on activity

http://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/

The Spartanburg Art Museum will host the Fourth Annual Art & Antique Show, benefiting the Spartanburg Art Museum, on February 23-26, 2012. This exciting event will give people in the Upstate an opportunity to see, learn about and purchase predominantly 18th & 19th century American, English, and Continental antiques and accessories from dealers outside of the Upstate area. Vendor merchandise will include the following: antique furniture, silver, jewelry, porcelain, paintings, fine art, oriental rugs, linens, and garden accessories.
Showcasing a wide array of fine art and antiques and hosting nationally known speakers, the Art & Antique Show has become the premier fundraising event for the Spartanburg Art Museum.

 

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg: Multi-cultural exhibit

February 1 - 24

Artists’ Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center

http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/

 

Spartanburg School District 4 Exhibit

February 2 – 20

Student Hallway Galleries/Moseley Building at Chapman Cultural Center

http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php

 

Spartanburg County Regional History Museum: African-American Artists of Spartanburg

February 1 – 29

Cost: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors & Vets, $2 Kids

http://www.spartanburghistory.org/

Come enjoy this exhibit featuring African American Artists of Spartanburg and collections of local African American works including paintings, pottery, sculptures and other media. Spartanburg’s rich multi-cultural heritage comes alive in this special exhibit!

 

 

CALENDARS:

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

Spartanburg Downtown Association Events: http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php
Spartanburg Parks: http://www.spartanburgparks.org/

Converse College: http://www.converse.edu/calendar

USC Upstate: http://www.uscupstate.edu/event/

Wofford College: http://www.wofford.edu/newsroom/story.aspx?id=450521

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

Mountain Xpress – Asheville and Western NC: http://www.mountainx.com/

Want your event included? Email info.whatsupyall@gmail.com

 

 

Spartanburg Repertory Company: “The True Story of Cinderella”
November 4 – 6
Walker Hall at SC School for the Deaf and Blind
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php
Cost: $14/adults, $12/seniors, $5/children & students
Presented by The Spartanburg Repertory Company in Walker Hall at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind. Originally composed as a concert piece for Westminster Choir College, this enchanting and funny story of what Cinderella’s life was really like will come to life with staging and song. Tickets purchased at the door. Info: call 583-2776, ext. 518.

 

Spartanburg Little Theatre presents Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps”
November 4 – 6
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php
Cost: Adults: $25 Seniors: $24 Youth: $17
David Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center
Hitchcock meets “Hilarious” in this madcap comic thriller, a juicy spy story mixed with a dash of Monty Python mayhem. Four ridiculously talented actors take on over 150 roles in a plot packed with intrigue, international danger, an on-stage plane crash, old-fashioned romance, high-spirited comedy and a death-defying finale!

Athol Fugard’s MASTER HAROLD… AND THE BOYS
Continues through November 6th
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities- Sakas Theatre in Greenville
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=162141027212886
Written in 1982 by South African playwright Athol Fugard, this part auto-biographical play is a chronicle of Fugard’s youth in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, during the height of the anti-apartheid movement. The play centers on three characters and their complex relationship that is redefined in a single afternoon. During a rainy day in his family’s St. George’s Park Tea Room, 17-year-old Hally spends the afternoon with the tea room’s employees, Sam and Willie. The three are a “family” in a sense, as Sam and Willie helped raise Hally due to his absent alcoholic father. Upon hearing of his tyrannical father’s return home, Hally’s anger pushes him to reevaluate his natural bond with these two men and society’s expectation of racial divide. During the play, Sam and Willie’s description of a ballroom dance competition, described as a “world without collisions,” works as a metaphor for equality; an idea that is sadly slipping out of their grasp. The performance is free to the public, but a reservation is strongly encouraged. RESERVE UP TO FOUR SEATS BY CALLING 864-282-3737. Walk-ups are accepted. 

Autumn Fun at Price House
November 5th
Price House is located at 1200 Oak View Farms Road near Woodruff
http://www.spartanburghistory.org/
Cost: $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for 6-17 year olds, free for 5 years and younger
Gather ‘round the fire, roast hot dogs and marshmallows, and be mesmerized by stories of times past! Hear fascinating and exciting stories from well-known local storytellers. While touring the Price House by lantern light, hear stories of both the free and enslaved people who lived in and around the historic home. Also hear the stories of the plants and animals around the house and how even they had a role in writing its history. The event concludes with “Stories in the Stars,” a program that recounts ancient stories inspired by the night sky. “Stories in the Stars” takes place weather permitting, but all other activities are rain or shine. Call 864-576-6546 or email pricehouse@spartanburghistory.org for more information.

A Benefit Recital: Wael Farouk, piano
November 5th
Cost: $20 at the door
Converse College’s Daniel Recital Hall in the Blackman Building
http://www.converse.edu/event/2011-11-5/benefit-recital-wael-farouk-piano
YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/music2009100
Wael Farouk, Master of Music 2006, is on his way to Carnegie Hall, but first he’s going to perform for us! His program includes works by Tchaikovsky and Ravel and several Liszt transcriptions including the Rigoletto paraphrase. All proceeds will go directly toward financing Wael’s Carnegie Hall debut in 2012.

The Showroom at HUB-BUB
http://www.hub-bub.com/
November 5th: Talk20
What is talk20? A night when you can talk about anything you want. A night where you may learn about anything and everything. We’ve had everything from the 10 year renovation of someone’s house told through the eyes of their dog, to how to build an experimental airplane, to the 20 works of art that changed someone’s life, to the story of someone’s life through their fave articles of clothing, to the history of punk rock, and on and on. It is not a lecture but a gathering, an informal exchange of ideas within and without our community. Here’s the catch: you get to show 20 slides with images only, and speak for only 20 seconds per slide (a total of a little over 6 minutes). The slides are on a timer, so the format is quite rigorous. To view images of folks from previous events, you can go to: www.flickr.com…

Scheduled presenters: Erin Ouzts, Robert Frost, Aaron Ryba, Ben Caldwell, Sally Hammond, Eric Kocher, Michael Dickins, Chris Story and Melody Williams

Hub City Bookshop Events
http://www.hubcity.org
November 5th: Join us for a signing with Donna Thornton, local author of The Christmas Donkey.

November 7th: Join us at The Showroom for the release of John Lane’s new book, My Paddle to the Sea. 

November 9th: Come to The Showroom for a reception in celebration of the re-release of Walter Edgar’s South Carolina in the Modern Age. 

Spartanburg Festival Chorus: A Life Filled with Song
November 7th
Converse College – Twichell Auditorium
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=315762301771659
Keith Jones, conductor. In Memory of Eugenie Bierbrauer (1934 – 2011). Longtime SFC Choral Member and Dear Friend. Featuring works of Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11, Requiem, Op. 48, Pavane, Op. 50. With dancers of Ballet Spartanburg.

 

Music Sandwiched In - excerpts from “Cosi fan tutte”
November 9th
Spartanburg Library Headquarters, Barrett Room
http://www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org/msi.html
This popular lunchtime series features the Converse Opera Theatre. Please join them as they take you on a preview of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte.” Brown bag it or purchase a box lunch from Panera. This free lunchtime concert series showcases regional talent at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters (Barrett Community Room, 12:15-1:00 pm) on selected Wednesdays. For more information, call The Music Foundation of Spartanburg: (864) 948-9020.

 

Fall for Reading 2011: Jonathan Tropper
November 10th
Spartanburg Headquarters Library
http://www.infodepot.org/
Experience the first annual Fall for Reading 2011 program at the Spartanburg County Public Library. Each month from October through December, join us for coffee and conversation with the author. Featured at these events are three unique authors with diverse backgrounds and writing. Don’t miss our next event: Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. — Sapphire.

 

Junior League of Spartanburg: Santa’s Shoppe
November 11 – 13; Santa’s Soiree Preview Event on the 10th.
https://www.facebook.com/jlspartanburg

Junior League of Spartanburg is happy to announce the 23nd annual Santa’s Shoppe “Shop ‘til You Drop” event will be held November 11 – 13 at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium and there will be a preview event Thursday, November 10 to kick off the weekend in style!

The Greer Children’s Theatre: “Annie”
November 11 – 13.  Tickets are sold out for Nov. 4 – 6.
J. Harley Bonds Center in Greer
Cost: Adults - $13; Seniors - $10; Kids (5 and under) - $6
http://www.greerculturalarts.com/
Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes centerstage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. “Annie” is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy. ANNIE IS PRESENTED THROUGH SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL(MTI).

 

Upstate Forever: SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival
November 12th
Cost: Tickets: $10 per person; $5 children 12 and under
Chapman Cultural Center – David Reid Theatre in Spartanburg
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php
South Yuba River Citizens League festival-goers will have the chance to win great door prizes from national sponsors like Patagonia, Klean Kanteen, Cliff Bars, Grist, Osprey, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Considered the largest film festival of its kind, this year’s films combine stellar film-making, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, and agriculture. Tickets for the event are on sale now at the Upstate Forever offices at 507 Pettigru Street in Greenville, SC. (864) 250-0500 and 100 E Main St in Spartanburg (864)327-0090. Tickets will also be available in the theatre lobby an hour before the event.

Hub City Farmers Market
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hub-City-Farmers-Market/91857690874

November 12th: Farm Dinner at Live Oak Farms. Cost: $100.

Ana Parra shares details of the Farm Dinner and the popular holiday market.

Join us as we celebrate local food, local farmers and local culinary talent by joining us at the 2011 Hub City Farmers’ Market Farm Dinner. The Fundraiser will feature a Fall Feast paired with wines and prepared by an all-star team of seven chefs. Guests will dine at Live Oak Farms in Woodruff and will be treated to a six-course meal made from local and fresh ingredients. Proceeds benefit Hub City Farmers’ Market’s program. Hub City Farmers’ Market is a non-profit organization that works to increase the demand and availability of healthy foods in Spartanburg by operating farmers’ markets, the Mobile Market, implementing community gardens and creating environments that promote healthy eating. Tables are available for groups of 8-10 guests. Please e-mail HCFM at hubcityfm.org with any special requests. 

November 18th – Thanksgiving Market. Join us from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in downtown Spartanburg on Morgan Square. Stroll through the square while sipping your coffee or munching on one of the yummy pastries or breads available for purchase. Grab your fresh, local produce to make your Thanksgiving local while listening to the ukelele sounds of Snidely Sidewinder and the Unrepentant Uke Boys. Learn some new cooking techniques with Chef Stephanie Tornatore during her cooking demonstration. Join us for this festive and final Market of the season! 

1903 Pacolet River Flood Memorial Dedication
November 15th  10:00am
4135 E Main Street Extension in Spartanburg
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=270679799642546

Journalist Gary Henderson, one of the collaborators, invites you to attend the November 15th dedication. 
RSVP by Monday, November 7, 2011. Call Susan Rimel at 864-580-5643, or send e-mail to srimel@spartanburgwater.org. On June 6, 1903, the Pacolet River swelled to 40 feet, destroying mills and houses and killing at least 68 people. We invite you to join us as we dedicate a sculpture in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the largest flood in South Carolina’s history. The height of this sculpture is at the approximate height of the flood water level. The event will be held at 4135 E. Main Street Extension, which is 3.4 miles past Hillcrest Mall on the left, just before the Pacolet River Bridge. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. 

 

Hub City Co-op Farm-to-Fork Dinner at Palmetto Palate
November 15th
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134532263316014
Cost: $50 per person, gratuity and tax included.
Please join the Hub City Co-op for the next Farm to Fork event at Palmetto Palate, Tuesday, November 15th at 6PM.  This well-kept secret of local dining is located downtown at 401 East Kennedy Street, Spartanburg SC.  Executive Chef and Owner Kyle Williams will be leading us on a FIVE course tasting menu of local products paired with wines from Childress Vineyard in Lexington, NC.  A representative of Childress Vineyards will be in attendance to describe the wines Chef Kyle has selected for this evening. The cost for this event is $50 per person, GRATUITY AND TAX INCLUDED (What a deal!), and is to be paid directly to Palmetto Palate prior to the event to secure your reservation. Please CONTACT THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY to make your reservation for this fabulous event at (864) 541-1818 or chefs@palmettopalate.com. Make your reservations now as seating is limited. Visit the Facebook event or email us at info@hubcitycoop.org for course details.  

Hub City Writers’ Project: Artists Among Us release and city-wide signing
November 17th
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133197800116694
It’s a city-wide book signing! As many as 100 Spartanburg artists will spread out across eight local art galleries on the evening of Nov. 17 as the city celebrates the publication of Artists Among Us: 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg, the newest book from Hub City Press. Compiled by Edward Emory and photographed by Stephen Stinson, Artists Among Us is a large-size, color coffee-table book that spotlights the people who have shaped—and are continuing to shape—a remarkably robust art community. The 224-page book features their photographs, artwork and their personal stories.

From 6-8pm on the city’s regular Art Walk night, the artists will meet the public at the following galleries: The Showroom, Carolina Gallery, West Main Co-op, Spartanburg Art Museum, the Guild Gallery, Galley East, Art Lounge, and Wet Paint Syndrome. Books will be for sale at each site, and a free trolley sponsored by the Community Healing Arts Program will move between the galleries. Thank you to all of the artists, galleries, and the Community Healing Arts Program for helping to make this night happen! 

Converse Opera Theatre: Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte
November 18 – 20
Cost:  $20 adults, $18 seniors, $5 students (with ID) and children
http://www.converse.edu/event/2011-11-18/converse-opera-theatre-presents-mozarts-cos-fan-tutte

Becky Turner, Director of Converse Opera Theatre at Converse College

Così fan tutte is one of the last comic operas that Mozart produced, and time has proven it to be among the most endearing. Two young sisters are thrown into despair as their fiancés are suddenly called away on business. However, it is all part of an elaborate charade to challenge the sisters’ fidelity. The men return in disguise to woo each other’s intended, and while at first the ladies are steadfast, their resolve begins to slowly melt away. (To be sung in English.) Tickets are available at the Chapman Cultural Center Ticket Office Monday through Friday, noon - 6:00 pm, online: www.chapmanculturalcenter.org, or by phone: 864.542.ARTS (2787). 

Partners for Active Living: Girls on the Run Middle Tyger YMCA Run the Falls Race
November 19th
http://www.active-living.org/Girls-on-the-Run-2.html

Girls on the Run is an international program whose mission is to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running” Partners for Active Living services as the Spartanburg affiliate. Girls on the Run is designed for 3-5th grade girls while Girls on Track targets girls in 5-8th grade.  The programs use the power of running and experimental learning activities to focus on preventing at-risk behaviors and encouraging positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. Practice Runs began on October 25th. Visit the website for Running Buddy Forms and more information about race day.

Spartanburg Regional Foundation: Festival of Trees Auction Gala
November 19th
Spartanburg Marriott
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=306313526050962
Cost: Early discount on tickets if purchased by Nov. 4th. Tickets after Nov. 4th and at the door are $75.

 Festival of Trees benefits Spartanburg Regional Hospice. Silent and live auctions feature beautifully decorated holiday trees and wreaths, fabulous gift certificate packages and amazing trips! Visit www.regionalfoundation.com for more info

 

Spartanburg Art Museum: Faces from Africa II
Continues to December 3rd
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php
Following up on the success of last year’s exhibit from the Mendes Collection, this exhibit focuses on objects, reliquary figures and statues from Western and Central Africa.

CALENDARS:

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

Spartanburg Downtown Association Events: http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php
Spartanburg Parks: 
http://www.spartanburgparks.org/

Converse College: http://www.converse.edu/calendar

USC Upstate: http://www.uscupstate.edu/event/

Wofford College: http://www.wofford.edu/newsroom/story.aspx?id=450521

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

Mountain Xpress – Asheville and Western NC: http://www.mountainx.com/

Want your event included? Email 
info.whatsupyall@gmail.com

Jazz on the Square featuring 5th and York
September 30th
Morgan Square
http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/
The hugely popular Charlotte, North Carolina band 5th and York is stirring up the urban smooth jazz landscape with their newly released CD called Nascentum. The group’s saxophonist and co-founder Derwin Friday is the jazzy core of group who has been playing in different Top 40, R&B, and cover bands with bassist Dewarren Tate for over ten years; Friday’s cousin, guitarist Derrick Friday, is a rocker who adds powerful electricity to their infectious melodies and driving grooves. Keyboardist and musical director George Mason is a renowned musician in several different genres of music including gospel and hip-hop. Drummer Johnny Gillard lays down the rhythmic foundation for the band and is a contemporary jazz natural who is coveted by many bands throughout the area for his uncanny ability to, as Derwin says, “keep time like a human metronome”, and lead vocalist Tra Sauls, has shared the stage with various gospel and R&B stars, including Glen Jones and Genuine. 5th and York - named after a street corner on the outskirts of Charlotte - is bringing fresh new sounds to the music scene as each member brings a unique style, background and musical ingenuity to the mix. A mix so popular that they are regularly asked to open for legendary artists like Frankie Beverly & Maze, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, and R&B greats Anthony Hamilton and the late Gerald Levert. Listen to 5th and York and in an instant you will understand why this sensational band is on the rise to their own legendary status. 

FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation: The American Revolution Comes Alive
October 1 - 2
Walnut Grove Plantation in Roebuck
Cost: $9 Ages 18+; $5 Ages 6-17
http://www.spartanburghistory.org/
Hear the muskets fire! Feel the cannon roar! See the American Revolution come to life during FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation! Each day features a re-enactment of a skirmish at the plantation between Loyalist and Patriot militia. This reenactment occurs at Noon on Saturday and at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Throughout the two-day living history festival, over 100 reenactors will camp at Walnut Grove and demonstrate 18th century battle tactics, weapons firing, cavalry tactics and military drills as well as dozens of colonial era crafts and trades. You can see the blacksmith working at his forge and a cooper making barrels as well as broom making, basket making, soap making, cooking, gunsmithing, woodworking and much more. Kids can dip their own candles, try their hand at weaving, and play colonial games. Free parking available on site. Call 864-576-6546 or email walnutgrove@spartanburghistory.org

17th Annual Fall in the Park
October 1st
Boiling Springs Community Park; Double Bridge Road
http://visitspartanburg.com/
Featuring music, dancing, crafts, kid’s rides, talent show and much more. 

Spartanburg International Festival 2011
http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/
October 1st
Barnet Park in Downtown Spartanburg
People from more than 70 countries reside in Spartanburg, South Carolina and more than 100 international businesses make Spartanburg their home. In 1985 the City of Spartanburg hosted its first International Festival to celebrate Spartanburg’s diverse community, today the International Festival has expanded its International connection to reach a more global audience attendance. More than 8,000 people attend to celebrate and explore the world through food, music, dance, folk art and more. Since 2007,  a country (or continent) has been selected by International Cultures of Spartanburg to be the honored country for the International Festival. Europe’s Nordic Region is our Honored Countries this year. Countries represented are: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. It has been selected as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society for October – don’t miss it!

Upcountry History Museum: 2011 Textile Heritage Celebration

October 1 – 2

http://www.upcountryhistory.org/programs/2011-textile-heritage-celebration/

The Upcountry History Museum is proud to welcome back the Textile Heritage Society for the annual Textile Heritage Celebration.  Enjoy delightful musical guests, meet representatives from over twenty local historical societies, & enjoy free Museum admission all weekend. Featuring a performance by the Textile Heritage Chorale at 3:00 PM Sunday afternoon.

Spartanburg Art Museum: Studio Works
Continues through October 1st
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php
Cost: Members: Free; Adults: $4; Seniors: $3; College Students: $2.50; ages 6-18: $2; under 6: free
Not your run of the mill pots and bowls! The internationally known Ceramics Studio of the University of South Carolina serves as a sort of research and development project by developing nonfunctional, sculptural works that can delight and fascinate.

Spartanburg Ghost Tours
October 1 - 31
Trolley departs from Magnolia Train Depot
http://www.mainstreettrolley.com/Tours.html
For tickets and reservations, contact us at 864-574-9876 or e-mail mainstreettrolley@hotmail.com. Check our video of past tours on Main Street Trolley’s YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/SQWpYvEP-TE

Hub City Farmers Market
Saturday Market through November 12th at Magnolia Train Depot in Spartanburg
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hub-City-Farmers-Market/91857690874

SLAM! - Saturday Local Art Market
Saturdays June 11th - October 29th West End, Greenville
http://www.facebook.com/slamsaturdaylocalartmarket
The Saturday Local Art Market will feature extraordinary handmade local art. Styles include Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Wood, and Printmaking, plus Handmade Clothing, Furniture and other delights such as children’s arts activities.

Artists’ Guild: Art Grab Exhibit
Begins October 3rd
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php
Preview 50 pieces of donated art work by our members that will be given to ticket holders at our Art Grab Bag Fundraiser! For more information about our Art Grab Bag Fundraiser, please check the Chapman Cultural Center under events, or visit our website at www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com

The Showroom at HUB-BUB
http://www.hub-bub.com/
October4th: Please join us for the book release celebration for Kirk Neely’s Banjos, Barbecue and Boiled Peanuts at The Showroom in Spartanburg. Kirk will give a reading and signing. The event is free and open to the public.

October 6th: High School Open Mic

October 8th: BYOA Opening Reception. BYOA (Bring Your Own Art) is a community exhibit that everyone has a chance to be part of. Register at hub-bub.com/opportunities by September 16. All are welcome to apply. BYOA will run from October 8-14, 2011, with the opening reception on Saturday, October 8 from 7-9pm. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Music Sandwiched In – Foothills Oompah Band
October 5th
Spartanburg Library Headquarters, Barrett Room
http://www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org/msi.html
Come early and grab a good seat for this always crowded concert featuring tunes such as “Beer Barrel Polka”, “Edelweiss” and “The Chicken Dance” Brown bag it or purchase a box lunch from Panera. This free lunchtime concert series showcases regional talent at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters (Barrett Community Room, 12:15-1:00 pm) on selected Wednesdays. For more information, call The Music Foundation of Spartanburg: (864) 948-9020.

 

Free Admission to Chapman Cultural’s SAM (Spartanburg Art Museum) and History Exhibits

October 6 – 8
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php

Hub City Bookshop Events
http://www.hubcity.org

October 6th: Please join us for a reading and signing with Southern comic author Jack Pendarvis.

  Hangar B Ball 2011
October 6th
Spartanburg DowntownAirport
Cost $75
http://www.regionalfoundation.com/Events/Pages/HangarBBall.aspx
Back by popular demand, Party on the Moon, America’s top dance and party band, will entertain the crowd at the 2011 Hangar B Ball on October 6.  The 2010 event raised more than $50,000 for Spartanburg Regional heart services, including the Joe R. Utley Heart Resource Center. Hangar B Ball is presented by the Spartanburg Regional Foundation Heart Division and all proceeds benefit Spartanburg Regional heart services. Hangar B Ball will take place in the B hangar at the Spartanburg Downtown Airport located at 500 Ammons Road. For more information on the event call Jami Wood at 864-560-6979.

Uptown Sertoma Auction for a Cause
October 7th
http://www.auction4acause.org/
Cost: $10 in advance from each agency;  $15 at the door
The 18th Annual Auction for a Cause will be held at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. Silent auctions. Free Parking and Free Food. Live Music. Raffle Prizes. The auction will benefit the following charities: Bethlehem Center, Children Shelter of the Upstate, Christmas in Action, Camp Sertoma, The Haven, RSVP  (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program), SAFE-Homes/Rape Crisis Coalition, and the Spartanburg Humane Society.

Spartanburg Youth Theatre: “Charlotte’s Web
October 7 – 8
David Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center
Cost: Adults $12; Children $9
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php
Based on E.B. White’s beloved children’s story, “Charlotte’s Web” lovingly tells of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman – she will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

 3rd Annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk
October 9th
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1340

https://www.facebook.com/OutoftheDarknessSpartanburg
Cleveland Park in Spartanburg
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are 3-5 mile walks taking place in over 200 communities across the country this fall. Spartanburg’s Out of the Darkness Walk was launched in 2009 by Sara Settlemyer following the tragic loss of her 21-year-old son, Casey Shelton, to suicide. Amy Wood will be hosting the event. 

Ingles Markets Presents the Celiac Awareness Tour….gluten free event!
October 15th
Hilton Greenville
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=224583427579015
Admission: $5 per adult (children under 12 are free) - portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local celiac organization. The event will feature expert speakers, celebrity chefs preparing delicious gluten free meals and products from dozens of manufacturers. We welcome the opportunity to increase awareness and create avenues for consumers to receive valuable information, education and gluten free products that will improve their overall health and well-being.

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg: Opening Reception and 38th Annual Juried Show
September 15 – October 20
http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/
Carolina Gallery in Downtown Spartanburg

The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg will host its 38th Annual Juried Show from Sept. 15 - Oct. 20 at the Carolina Gallery, at 145 W. Main St. in Spartanburg. It is free for public viewing each Tuesday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. each week. The exhibit consists of 55 winning selections that were chosen out of more than 200 entries submitted this year from artists in both North and South Carolina. The judging was done by Alfred D. Ward, Emeritus Professor of graduate programs in art at Winthrop University. Over $4000 in prizes will be awarded to winners in five categories: 2D-Painting; 2D-Drawing and Mixed Media; 2D-Photography and Digital Art; 3D-Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, etc.; and Upcycle; as well as a Best in Show award. For more information, contact Executive Director Robin Els, (864) 764-9568.

CALENDARS:

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

Spartanburg Downtown Association Events: http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php
Spartanburg Parks: http://www.spartanburgparks.org/

Converse College: http://www.converse.edu/calendar

USC Upstate: http://www.uscupstate.edu/event/

Wofford College: http://www.wofford.edu/newsroom/story.aspx?id=450521

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

Mountain Xpress – Asheville and Western NC: http://www.mountainx.com/

Want your event included? Email info.whatsupyall@gmail.com

 

Must see exhibit – do not miss
WSPA: Gaffney Native Turned NYC Priest Shares 9/11 Story http://ow.ly/6d9Hl

Eyewitnesses to 9/11: From Tragedy to Transformation
Cherokee County History and Arts Museum
August 26 – September 17
Museum Admission: $5 Adults; $3 under 12
http://www.cherokeecountyhistory.org/
The “Eyewitnesses to 9/11: From Tragedy to Transformation” exhibit will consist of artifacts and accounts of the events of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath, told through stories and artifacts. The exhibit will bear witness to the tragic events of 9/11/01 in New York City, and demonstrate the courage and determination of the heroes who worked together to search for survivors and to find the remains of the dead.

Figuring prominently in the exhibit will be the rescue ministry offered at Saint Paul’s Chapel, the Episcopal church directly across the street from the World Trade Center, under the leadership of Gaffney native, the Reverend Lyndon F. Harris. Please check the website for the Museum’s extended schedule.

The Music Camp and CARMA: Spartanburg Music/Arts Festival 2011 and Greenfield Excursion Reunion
August 26 – 28
190 Childress Rd in Spartanburg
Cost: $15 Fri-Sat - $10 per day – FREE camping. FREE Admission for Sunday Brunch.
http://www.themusiccamp.net/
Featuring Local Music (20 Bands) and Vendors, Jewelry, Glassware, Pottery, Massage Therapy, Band Merchandise, Food and More!

Roughnecks MC Ride for Spartanburg Regional Hospice House
August 27th
Barnet Park
http://www.hospicebike.com/
Roughnecks MC is hosting a motorcycle ride to benefit Spartanburg Regional Hospice House. The ride will start and end at Barnet Park in downtown Spartanburg. Registration starts at 8:30 AM and the first bike out at 10:30 AM. There will be live music, food, and more! You do not have to ride a bike to help the Hospice House, so please come out and join us! 

 

Ben’s Bracelets, walk-run and BBQ to benefit colon cancer screenings
August 27th
Duncan Park in Spartanburg
Admission to the fundraiser is $20. The meal is $5 per plate.
In honor and memory of Ben Shackley, and to raise money to fight the disease that claimed his life. This year’s event starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Duncan Park in Spartanburg. For more information, please read this Spartanburg Herald-Journal article: http://ow.ly/6e2K8

Hub City Bookshop Events
http://www.hubcity.org
August 27th: Middle Reader Story Hour. Bring the kids and get into a new book! Bookshop manager Erin Haire will read from the very cool book, The Mysterious Benedict Society.

September 1st: Anna Jean Mayhew. Please join us for a reading and signing by Anna Jean Mayhew, author of The Dry Grass of August. 

Glendale Outdoor Leadership School: Kayak River Rescue Course
August 27th
http://www.palmettoconservation.org/PaddleCourse.asp
Palmetto Conservation Foundation and the Glendale Outdoor Leadership School will be hosting a 2-day workshop on river safety and river rescue. This workshop is made possible through a grant from the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (SCPRT). Both classes will be taught by ACA certified instructors from the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC). The River Safety Course is designed to teach beginner paddlers to safely and enjoyably kayak on gentle rivers. Emphasis is placed on exercising good judgment and safety as a state of mind, trip preparation and planning. Hazard Prevention is the focus; participants will learn proper water reading skills and paddling techniques to safely navigate whitewater.

Spartanburg Art Museum: Studio Works
Continues through October 1st
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php
Cost: Members: Free; Adults: $4; Seniors: $3; College Students: $2.50; ages 6-18: $2; under 6: free
Not your run of the mill pots and bowls! The internationally known Ceramics Studio of the University of South Carolina serves as a sort of research and development project by developing nonfunctional, sculptural works that can delight and fascinate.

Hub City Farmers Market
Saturday Market thru November 12th at Magnolia Train Depot
Wednesday Market thru September 28th at Morgan Square
Check Facebook for Mobile Market updates
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hub-City-Farmers-Market/91857690874

SLAM! - Saturday Local Art Market
Saturdays June 11th - October 29th West End, Greenville
http://www.facebook.com/slamsaturdaylocalartmarket
The Saturday Local Art Market will feature extraordinary handmade local art. Styles include Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Wood, and Printmaking, plus Handmade Clothing, Furniture and other delights such as children’s arts activities.

Artists’ Guild: “Form and Feeling”
Continues through August 27th
http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/
North Carolina painter, Kate Thayer, and Spartanburg sculptor, Lalage Warrington, will be the featured artists for the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg in August. Their combined work—entitled “Form and Feeling”—will be on display throughout the month in the Guild Gallery at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. It is free for public viewing Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The last viewing day will Saturday, Aug. 27. 

Zumba at Your Spartanburg County Library
http://www.infodepot.org/

Aug 27th at Middle Tyger
Get fit with this fun, easy-to-follow, dance-inspired workout. All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend. This program is provided free of charge by a grant from the Mary Black Foundation.

Aug 28th 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.

Karaoke Night at Hub-Bub’s Showroom
August 29th
http://www.hub-bub.com/
Join us for a night of song, laughter, and a community of voices. Pay what you can.

Locavore Series: Beekeeping 101 at Westside Library
http://infodepot.org/
As part of the Locavore Series, Debra Varvaro will conduct a workshop on the basics of beekeeping. Free, open to the public, at the Westside Library in the Large Meeting Room. Call 864-574-6815 for more information.

Spartanburg County Historical Association: First Peoples of the Backcountry Native American Festival
September 2 – 3
Chapman Cultural Center
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199383356773055
The Spartanburg Regional History Museum hosts an extended exhibit of regional Native American history at the Chapman Cultural Center Sept. 1-Nov. 12, entitled “First People of the Backcountry.” The exhibit launches with a reception in the Spartanburg Regional History Museum on Sept. 1 and a two-day public and free festival Sept. 2-3.

This locally-developed exhibit shares the untold stories of cultures that had significant impact on the current lives of Spartanburg citizens - from the old Native American trails and their hunting grounds to the development of the City of Spartanburg. Native American artifacts including pottery, baskets, skins, tools and weapons will be on display with the history of the tribes that traveled through Spartanburg and other tribes of the wider region.

The exhibit’s opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 1, 6-8 pm includes an introduction to the exhibit and refreshments. It is free and open to the public. The next day, Friday, Sept. 2, the Native American Festival begins at noon. It is also free and open to the public. All schools, churches, and other organizations are invited to come and celebrate Native American history as presented by members of these living cultures. Presentations include Native American drums, music, storytelling, food, blowguns, and more. It will wrap up on Saturday with a traditional Pow Wow led by area tribes. All Native Americans are invited to participate and all residents are invited to attend this exciting celebration. For more information, call 864-596-3501 or email njefferies@spartanburghistory.org 


CALENDARS:
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
Spartanburg Downtown Association Events: http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php
Spartanburg Parks: http://www.spartanburgparks.org/
WSPA Events: http://events.wspa.com/
Converse College:  
http://www.converse.edu/calendar
USC Upstate: http://www.uscupstate.edu/event/
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
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
Mountain Xpress – Asheville and Western NC: http://www.mountainx.com/

Want your event included? Email info.whatsupyall@gmail.com 

 

Customer Appreciation Celebration 1st Anniversary Party
Hub City Bookshop, Little River Coffee Bar, Cakehead Bakeshop
Masonic Temple in Spartanburg’s Grain District
http://hubcity.org/bookshop/events/customer-appreciation-celebration/
August 19th
Let’s celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Hub City Bookshop, Little River Coffee Bar, and Cakehead Bakeshop together! And, most importantly, let’s celebrate YOU, the customer and our community, for making the ground floor of the Masonic Temple in downtown Spartanburg a hub for writers, friends, music, good food and coffee, and full of community spirit. From 5-7 pm, we’ll have book signings with Matt Matthews and Sheila Ingle, Bookstore discounts of 10, 20, 30, or 40% off!, giveaways and a grand prize worth over $150, music, cupcake decorating, literary activities, drink specials, popcorn and beer! David Oyler will the musical guest at the Coffee Bar.

Hub City Farmers Market
Saturday Market thru November 12th at Magnolia Train Depot
Wednesday Market thru September 28th at Morgan Square
Check Facebook for Mobile Market updates
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hub-City-Farmers-Market/91857690874

Greenville Literacy Association: The Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale!
McAlister Square in Greenville
August 20th
http://www.greenvilleliteracy.org/
Don’t miss GLA’s Book Sale on Saturday, August 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McAlister Square on South Pleasantburg Drive! Early bird shoppers can pay $10 admission at the door and enter the sale for an extra hour of shopping at 7:30 a.m.! It’s a massive used book sale to help raise money for the Greenville Literacy Association’s drive to improve adult literacy levels in Greenville County. 

Zumba at Your Spartanburg County Library
http://www.infodepot.org/
Aug 20th at Middle Tyger
Get fit with this fun, easy-to-follow, dance-inspired workout. All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend. This program is provided free of charge by a grant from the Mary Black Foundation.

Aug 21st 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.

Movies in the Park: Gnomeo and Juliet
August 20th
Barnet Park. Movie begins at sunset.
http://www.spartanburgmovies.com/

Glendale Outdoor Leadership School: Kayak Safety Course
August 20th
http://www.palmettoconservation.org/PaddleCourse.asp
Palmetto Conservation Foundation and the Glendale Outdoor Leadership School will be hosting a 2-day workshop on river safety and river rescue. This workshop is made possible through a grant from the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (SCPRT). Both classes will be taught by ACA certified instructors from the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC). The River Safety Course is designed to teach beginner paddlers to safely and enjoyably kayak on gentle rivers. Emphasis is placed on exercising good judgment and safety as a state of mind, trip preparation and planning. Hazard Prevention is the focus; participants will learn proper water reading skills and paddling techniques to safely navigate whitewater.

Spartanburg County Historical Association: Seay House Saturdays
August 20th
http://www.spartanburghistory.org/spring.php
Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.
Join us on these Saturdays at The Seay House, Spartanburg’s oldest home. Located at 106 Darby Road just off Crescent Avenue, this home showcases the dwelling of a local farmstead managed and maintained by three maiden Seay sisters in the late 1800s. Come relax for an hour or two on this historic property! Sponsors allow us to open at no charge to the public, though visitor donations help us maintain the property. For more information, email seayhouse@spartanburghistory.org or call 864-596-3501

Hub City Co-operative Market: Tour of Hatcher Gardens in Spartanburg
August 23rd
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=241657639189921
$2 per person. Please contact Anne at anne.carroll.anderson@gmail.com for details.

Terrier Tales Reading Program Kickoff
August 23rd
http://infodepot.org/
Spartanburg Headquarters Library - Inman Mills Activity Room
Enjoy an evening of games and snacks with Wofford Terriers Football Players. Sign up and receive your Terrier Tales Bookmark and begin reading to earn your free ticket to the Wofford Terriers football game on October 15th. Call 864-596-3504 for more information.

Music on Main: Mighty Volcanoes
August 25th
Main Street at Denny’s Plaza
http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/
Old School R&B

Hub City Bookshop Book Club
http://www.hubcity.org
August 25th
Join us for a lively discussion of our next book club pick:  Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food by Paul Greenberg Paperback copies are available at the Hub City Bookshop. Please email Kari Jackson at  kari AT hubcity.org if you have questions.

Artists’ Guild Exhibit: “Form and Feeling”
Continues through August 27th
http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/
North Carolina painter, Kate Thayer, and Spartanburg sculptor, Lalage Warrington, will be the featured artists for the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg in August. Their combined work—entitled “Form and Feeling”—will be on display throughout the month in the Guild Gallery at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. It is free for public viewing Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The last viewing day will Saturday, Aug. 27. 

The Museum, Greenwood: “VIEWER’S CHOICE!
thru August 25th
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138856616199400
Be the curator! Come see the “Viewer’s Choice” display in the front lobby, review all the artifacts in the display collection and vote for your favorites to help determine a future exhibit! Select from historic Edgefield pottery, tri-centennial memorabilia, an old Index-Journal printing plate, a preserved BRAIN, and much more!! It’s fun and it’s FREE! Museum hours Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm. Vote by August 25! 

Spartanburg County Historical Association: First Peoples of the Backcountry Native American Festival
September 2 – 3
Chapman Cultural Center
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199383356773055
The Spartanburg Regional History Museum hosts an extended exhibit of regional Native American history at the Chapman Cultural Center Sept. 1-Nov. 12, entitled “First People of the Backcountry.” The exhibit launches with a reception in the Spartanburg Regional History Museum on Sept. 1 and a two-day public and free festival Sept. 2-3.

The exhibit’s opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 1, 6-8 pm includes an introduction to the exhibit and refreshments. It is free and open to the public. The next day, Friday, Sept. 2, the Native American Festival begins at noon. It is also free and open to the public. All schools, churches, and other organizations are invited to come and celebrate Native American history as presented by members of these living cultures. Presentations include Native American drums, music, storytelling, food, blowguns, and more. It will wrap up on Saturday with a traditional Pow Wow led by area tribes. All Native Americans are invited to participate and all residents are invited to attend this exciting celebration. For more information, call 864-596-3501 or email njefferies@spartanburghistory.org

CALENDARS:

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
Spartanburg Parks: http://www.spartanburgparks.org/
Converse College: http://www.converse.edu/calendar
USC Upstate: http://www.uscupstate.edu/event/
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
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

Lights Camera Jackson: Reviews, News and Views from America’s #1 Kid Critic
http://lights-camera-jackson.com
Lights Camera Jackson” began his movie critic career at age 7 ½. He is a contributing critic on “The Early Show.” Fans can also follow “LCJ” on Twitter (@LCJReviews), Facebook and YouTube.

Want your event included? Email info.whatsupyall@gmail.com 

 

Hollywild Animal Park: Greenville County Appreciation Week
Last day is Friday, August 12
http://www.hollywild.com/
Greenville County residents and their family members are admitted for the group rate when showing their valid ID with address at the admissions gate.  That’s $2 off for children and $4 off for adults! 

Spartanburg County Historical Association: Friday Night Campfires
Historic Price House in Woodruff
August 12th
http://spartanburghistory.org/index.php
Gather ‘round the fire, make s’mores and hear exciting stories of the Upstate’s past! Again this summer, Walnut Grove Plantation and Historic Price House will each host two Friday Campfires on the second Fridays of June, July, August and September. At each campfire, a speaker will present a 20-to-30-minute talk on some aspect of the region’s history that will interest adults and children alike. Former cotton farmer, Jim Scott, will recount the history of cotton framing and discuss the impact of the industry on the Upstate over the years. This is a great way for the whole family to spend a summer’s evening!

Carriage Rides in Landrum
August 12th 6-8pm – every 2nd Friday
Foothills Amish Furniture Store
http://www.tryondailybulletin.com/2011/05/04/landrum-carriage-rides/
Come have dinner, carriage ride and enjoy Landrum!

Hub City Bookshop Events
http://www.hubcity.org
August 12th: Scrabble Night!

August 15th:  Writers Reading: A Series on Favorites Eric Kocher on John Berryman. Hub City writer-in-residence Eric Kocher will talk about and read from his favorite, John Berryman and his book The Dream Songs. This will be the final Writers Reading in this incarnation. Look for a new, quarterly event in the fall!

Greenwood Community Theatre: THE FANTASTICKS!
Continues through August 14th
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=217403014968341
Cost: $18.00 Adults; $16.00 Seniors and Military with ID; $12.00 Students with ID
The Greenwood Community Theatre presents its first show of the 2011-2012 season, THE FANTASTICKS! 
Since its opening in May, 1960, at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in New York, and its subsequent revival at the Snapple Theatre Center, The Fantasticks has become the longest running production of any kind in the history of American theatre. This wonderful musical celebrates the power of love in all its heart-rending complexity, and features such classic tunes as “Try To Remember,” “Much More,” and “I Can See It.” For ticket info, contact the box office at: (864) 229-5704 or order online at http://www.emeraldtriangle.sc/Theatre/BoxOffice.aspx

National Farmers’ Market Week Celebration at Hub City Farmers Market
August 13th Saturday Market at Magnolia Train Depot
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hub-City-Farmers-Market/91857690874
Celebrate with us this Saturday! In honor of National Farmers’ Market Week, HCFM employees will be handing out $1 off tokens, books, stickers and other prizes as giveaways to shoppers. We will also have live music and a chef demo. Come to the Market Management booth and complete a Thank You card to give to your favorite vendor. Also, bring the kids for a parent - child “Treasure Hunt” and decorating quilt squares. Join us for a fun filled time celebrating local food and local fun!

SLAM! - Saturday Local Art Market
Saturdays June 11th - October 29th West End, Greenville
http://www.facebook.com/slamsaturdaylocalartmarket
The Saturday Local Art Market will feature extraordinary handmade local art. Styles include Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Wood, and Printmaking, plus Handmade Clothing, Furniture and other delights such as children’s arts activities.

Zumba at Your Spartanburg County Library
http://www.infodepot.org/
Aug 13th at Middle Tyger
Get fit with this fun, easy-to-follow, dance-inspired workout. All ages and ability levels are welcome to attend. This program is provided free of charge by a grant from the Mary Black Foundation.

Aug 14th 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.

Carolina Panthers Training Camp Practice at Wofford College
Continues through August 17th
http://www.panthers.com/schedule/training-camp/practice-schedule.html
August 15th: Panther Pals and Monday Night at the Movies. Stay on the hill after practice and watch a movie on the big screen under the stars. The featured movie, “Rio,” will begin at approximately 8:45 p.m. Popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase.

August 16th: Panther Pals and T-Shirt Tuesday
Panther Pals: Children between the ages of six and 13 will have an opportunity to watch part of practice from field level and then spend time with a player afterwards. Kids can register to be a Panther Pal at the welcome tent located outside the entrance to the practice fields. Five names will be randomly chosen about 30 minutes before the end of practice. The children selected will receive a Panther Pal T-shirt and will be escorted to a special area to watch the conclusion of practice.

Spartanburg Art Museum: Smörgåsbord Art Classes!
Continues through Aug 18th
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php
Cost varies
So you’re finally going to take that art class that was a part of your New Year’s resolution…five years ago, but you’ve hit a bump in the road. What class do you take? Understandably, you don’t want to spend a lot of money on supplies that you’ll never use again, or commit 8 weeks of your precious time to a misadventure that’s going to make you miserable. SAM says, “It’s time for a…Smörgåsbord! Two mediums in two weeks with two instructors = A Great Value! Added Bonus: All supplies are included! Bring a friend or use as a family activity! Questions? Please call 864-582-7616 or visit our website for specific class details!

 BumbleBee Fund Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
Woodruff Road in Greenville
August 16th
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=261251410554182
Come enjoy a great meal with ALL of your family and friends while supporting a great cause. When you order inside or in the drive-thru, please ask the cashier to print a receipt for you to drop in the Spirit Night Box! The BumbleBee Fund will receive 20% of all sales placed in the box that night. The BumbleBee Fund was established to help parents of children with special needs make ends meet. To find out more about our mission, please visit www.bumblebeefund.com

Music on Main: Lee Sinclair & the Hired Guns
August 18th
Main Street at Denny’s Plaza
http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/
Lee has a gift that delivers a dynamic performance. He plays and sings his music in an energetic and soul driven live performance that the audience can’t help but feel. He has become an in-demand session and live player for other artists in the last few years and his extraordinary talents have lead him to be part of the opening acts for .38 Special, Blackfoot, and The Little River Band to name a few. 

Artists’ Guild: Art Reception “Form and Feeling”
August 18th
http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/
North Carolina painter, Kate Thayer, and Spartanburg sculptor, Lalage Warrington, will be the featured artists for the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg in August. Their combined work—entitled “Form and Feeling”—will be on display throughout the month in the Guild Gallery at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. It is free for public viewing Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The last viewing day will Saturday, Aug. 27.  Their reception will be on Thursday, Aug. 18, during the city’s monthly Art Walk. The public is invited to this free cultural event that will feature a brief artists’ discussion and question-and-answer session starting at 5 p.m.

 Art Walk Spartanburg – every 3rd Thursday
August 18th
Downtown Spartanburg and beyond.
Maps are available at each gallery in this self-guided tour.
http://www.carolinagalleryart.com/default2.asp

Retail Therapy - every 3rd Thursday
August 18th
http://www.downtownspartanburg.com/
Downtown Spartanburg - Various Shops/boutiques open evening hours offering special discounts and other surprises

Customer Appreciation Celebration 1st Anniversary Party
Masonic Temple in Spartanburg’s Grain District
http://hubcity.org/bookshop/events/customer-appreciation-celebration/
August 19th: Let’s celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Hub City Bookshop, Little River Coffee Bar, and Cakehead Bakeshop together! And, most importantly, let’s celebrate YOU, the customer and our community, for making the ground floor of the Masonic Temple in downtown Spartanburg a hub for writers, friends, music, good food and coffee, and full of community spirit. From 5-7 pm, we’ll have book signings, discounts, giveaways, music, cupcake decorating, literary activities, drink specials, and beer! David Oyler will the musical guest at the Coffee Bar.

Hub City Co-operative Market: Tour of Hatcher Gardens in Spartanburg
August 23rd
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=241657639189921
$2 per person. Please contact Anne at anne.carroll.anderson@gmail.com for details.

The Museum, Greenwood: “VIEWER’S CHOICE!
thru August 25th
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138856616199400
Be the curator! Come see the “Viewer’s Choice” display in the front lobby, review all the artifacts in the display collection and vote for your favorites to help determine a future exhibit! Select from historic Edgefield pottery, tri-centennial memorabilia, an old Index-Journal printing plate, a preserved BRAIN, and much more!! It’s fun and it’s FREE! Museum hours Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm. Vote by August 25!

CALENDARS:

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
Spartanburg Parks: http://www.spartanburgparks.org/
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
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

Lights Camera Jackson: Reviews, News and Views from America’s #1 Kid Critic
http://lights-camera-jackson.com
Lights Camera Jackson” began his movie critic career at age 7 ½. He is a contributing critic on “The Early Show.” Fans can also follow “LCJ” on Twitter (@LCJReviews), Facebook and YouTube.

Want your event included? Email info.whatsupyall@gmail.com