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
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
The Showroom at Hub-Bub
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
Hot Eye Photography
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.
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The Showroom at HUB-BUB
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
Spartanburg Library Headquarters, Barrett Room
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
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
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
Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Arena
Tickets: $75 benefiting Healing Arts
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
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
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
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
Spartanburg School District 4 Exhibit
February 2 – 20
Student Hallway Galleries/Moseley Building at Chapman Cultural Center
Spartanburg County Regional History Museum: African-American Artists of Spartanburg
February 1 – 29
Cost: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors & Vets, $2 Kids
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!
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