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October 28th: The Zombie Crawl, Raise the Dead for Dollars.

WATCH OUR INTERVIEW WITH Artist in Residence Mark Rice http://www.youtube.com/amywoodtv#p/a/u/1/9B9W03f7HBY 

The Zombie Crawl: Raise the Dead for Dollars is a community zombie night and a fundraiser for the HUB-BUB Artists-in-Residence upcoming community art projects, including classes with the Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate, a Summer Art Show in winter, an Invitational Exhibit in January, and the Rungish Towers Project, a community art installation. Activities include Zombie Workshop 101, RIP (The Reanimated Individuals Parade) and the Dance Til You Die (Again) Party. The parade is free, but the workshop and dance have small costs to raise dollars for the Artists-in-Residence. Tickets are available in advance or at the door the night of the event. Join the undead as we crawl through Spartanburg and raise dollars for living art!

November 2nd: Comedian Rory Scovel

Tickets: $10 advance /$15 door

Mixing his spontaneous creativity and absurd view of the world, Rory Scovel is quickly making a name for himself across North America. Whether discussing drugs, politics, or life in general his infectious stage presence and engaging charisma will quickly shift the vibe of any room and place the audience in the scene of every punchline. Rory Scovel has been seen on CONAN, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and Comedy Central’s “John Oliver’s New York StandUp Show.” He has opened for such comics as Louis CK, Daniel Tosh, and Nick Swardson. Rory Scovel is returning to the Southeast to perform his new cd “Dilation” released on October 4th, 2011. These tickets will go fast!

Artists’ Guild: Art Grab Exhibit Fundraiser
October 29th
Cost: $25 and $75
Lobby of the David Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center

WATCH our interview with Robin Els, Executive Director, and VIEW the slideshow.

The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg is hosting the Art Grab Bag on Saturday October 29th from 7:00 - 10:00 in the Lobby of the David Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center, downtown Spartanburg. This is a ticketed event; there are $75 and $25 tickets for purchase. The $75 tickets provide you admission into the event where you will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by Palmetto Palate, drinks and live music performed by Big Folk (a great local duo). These $75 tickets also provide you a piece of artwork that you take home that evening. The artwork has been generously donated by members of the Artists’ Guild. New for this year is that for each $75 ticket sold, $15 of the sale will be used to start the Artists’ Guild Founder’s Scholarship which will be used to enrich the life of a young Spartanburg artist! Tickets are available online at www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/art_grab_bag.php or at Art and Frame Gallery (864-585-3700) or from Board Members. 


Oconee Heritage Center’s Heritage Haunt

October 29th



Come and enjoy a spook-tacular night of fun at the Oconee Heritage Center’s Heritage Haunt!!! The fun begins at 6:30 pm with a tour of St. John’s and Westview cemeteries. Then at 7:30 pm we will tell ghost stories around the campfire. Heritage Haunt is fun for all ages! There will be pizza provided by Domino’s of Walhalla and plenty of candy!!! And most important of all this event is absolutely FREE!! Bring your friends and family!!!


Trillium Art Festival

October 29th



Gateway Park in Travelers Rest

This is a fun, funky art festival featuring 85+ folk artists, outsider artists and local fine artists. Local musicians play all day Saturday plus there are fun activities for the kids. Pets are also welcome, on a leash.


SLAM! - Saturday Local Art Market – last weekend!
Saturdays June 11th - October 29th West End, Greenville
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.



Hub City Bookshop Events

November 1st: Writers’ Night Out (Revised): A New Writers’ Group

As of November 1, Writers’ Night Out will change focus from an open time for meeting other writers and quiet time for writing to a more structured writers’ critique group. This change comes by popular demand for the creation of a writers’ group in Spartanburg that would provide a strong community and critical feedback for writers of all levels. All writers are welcome to join and to come to this casual kick-off of the group, where we’ll get to know one another and our writing and pass out copies of our work (limit of 10 double-spaced pages of prose or 3 poems). If you have questions, please contact Kari Jackson at kari@hubcity.org.

Hands on Greenville: 2011 Piggy Bank Auction

November 3rd

Huegenot Mill in Greenville


Cost: $25

The annual Piggy Bank Auction is the most unique auction in the Upstate! Bill Davis of Thomas Creek Brewery donates piggy banks that he hand creates, and then they are passed out to local artists to paint and decorate. Once returned, 50 pigs are placed in the silent auction and are auctioned off as works of art. 10 pigs are placed in a live auction and will have packages with them. Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and great friends will make this an event you won’t want to miss.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door or online at


Spartanburg Repertory Company: “The True Story of Cinderella”

November 4 – 6

Walker Hall at SC School for the Deaf and Blind


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


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! 


Hub City Farmers Market

Saturday Market through November 12th  at Magnolia Train Depot in Spartanburg


Spartanburg Art Museum: Faces from Africa II

Continues to December 3rd


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.



Spartanburg County Historical Association: First Peoples of the Backcountry Exhibit

Continues through November 12th

Chapman Cultural Center


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.” 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. Free admission but donations are accepted.



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Spartanburg Downtown Association Events: http://www.downtownspartanburg.org/events.php
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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: 
What’s the BUZZ in Cherokee County? 
Greenwood’s Cultural District:

Upcountry South Carolina: http://www.theupcountry.com/
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor includes the Mountain Lakes Region: 
Saluda, Tryon, Columbus NC calendar 
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Mountain Xpress – Asheville and Western NC: http://www.mountainx.com/

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