The Showroom at HUB-BUB
February 24th Shane Pruitt Band (Live Recording). 8:30pm doors/9pm show. Tickets: $10/$12. The Shane Pruitt Band is currently working toward an upcoming Live CD. The group has already recorded shows in Asheville and Charlotte. They will record this show for their hometown performance. Make plans to join us for this special concert!
Rummage for a Reason – All Proceeds Benefit Local Charities
Exclusive Preview Sale Friday Feb.24, 2012 6-8pm $10. Buy preview sale tickets on site Thursday or Friday.
Saturday Feb. 25, 2012 8am-2pm Half Price Sale 12pm-2pm
Sponsored by Uptown of Spartanburg Sertoma Club
Corner of Reidville and Blackstock Roads near Dave Edwards Toyota
Local Charities: The Haven Homeless Shelter, Children Shelter of the Upstate, Divinity Care, Greater Spartanburg Ministries, Safe Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition, Uptown Sertoma Club
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Masterworks IV
Twichell Auditorium at Converse College
Sinfonia Concertante (Mozart), Sinfonietta (Poulenc) plus Bavarian Folk Music, Fiddle Music, & the Beatles
The Augsburger Geigenbande, comprised of internationally recognized Schwamm family members from Germany, perform a wide array of musical styles with repertoire that stretches across five centuries: from Baroque to the Beatles. And the press is taking notice. Augsburger Regional newspaper raves that they’re “skillful, tasteful, and full of passion.” On Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante Katharina Schwamm (violin) and Teresa Schwamm (viola) lead out. The Spartanburg Philharmonic performs with the Augsburger Geigenbande during Mozart and Poulenc, but after intermission we let go of the reigns. Our cross-cultural experiment takes flight as the Schwamms break out Bavarian folk music, fiddle music, and even some classics from the Beatles!
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.
Zumba at Your Spartanburg County Library
February 26th at Spartanburg Headquarters
Party yourself into shape with this Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness-party. Feel the music and let loose with our certified Zumba instructor, Simone. Enjoy one of the two Zumba sessions starting at 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Classes last an hour and are limited to the first 50 participants to arrive. We recommend that you come 20 minutes prior to the start of each class. This program is provided free of charge by a grant from the Mary Black Foundation.
Hub City Writers’ Project
February 27th Blogging Workshop
Location: The Showroom at Hub-Bub.
Led by Helen Correll and Ned Barrett. Over the last decade, “blog” has become a noun and a verb, both something we keep and something we do. Perhaps you would like to start a blog or improve on the blog you already have. This workshop will explain the benefits of blogging, help you define your blog, and discuss effective blog writing, approaching posts in a way that will attract readers and keep them coming back for more. With a fun and creative approach, you should leave the workshop with several posts written or planned and a direction for your blogging future. Workshops are $25, or $20 for members; register in advance at hubcity.org/writersproject. To find out if your membership is current, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodruff Library: Stay Sharp Brain Fitness Group - Online Murder Mystery
A new weekly group that focuses on fun activities to exercise your brain. This week we will play an online murder mystery game where we will examine clues, make deductions and solve a crime. No computer experience is necessary.
Woodruff Library: Introduction to Facebook
Would you like to know what Facebook is? This program will introduce you to this popular social networking website. You’ll learn how to sign up on Facebook, set up a profile, find friends and post photos. This program is for our adult patrons.
Green Screen 2012: The Economics of Happiness
February 28th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30)
Admission is Free. Both hard‐hitting and inspiring, ‘The Economics of Happiness’ demonstrates that millions of people across the world are already engaged in building a better world – that small scale initiatives are happening on a large scale. ‘The Economics of Happiness’ features a chorus of voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change. The film shows that countless initiatives are united around a common cause: rebuilding more democratic, human scale, ecological and local economies – the foundation of an ‘economics of happiness’. theeconomicsofhappiness.org
The Green Screen Film Series returns! Sponsored by HUB-BUB, the Hub City Farmers Market, the Hub City Co-Op, Partners for Active Living and Upstate Forever, this series runs from February 28–April 17, 2012. This series, all “green” documentaries, has been a huge hit in the past and is back by popular demand. Each event features a panel discussion and offers audience participation.
Spartanburg HQ Library: Cinema Sandwiched In – The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Cinema Sandwiched In is an afternoon series of classic films on alternating Wednesdays with Music Sandwiched In. This week join us for The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947; 104 min.), starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. Bring your lunch and enjoy the show. Showtime is 12:15 p.m. in the Barrett Room.
Middle Tyger Library: Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks
Spend 2 hours exploring the world of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks all from your Library’s website. We’ll show how to search the eBook catalog, install OverDrive Media software, plus Adobe Digital editions, and how to checkout books. The Nook, Kindle, iPad and an MP3 player will be demonstrated. Class is limited to 20 adults and teens. Door prizes for the first 10 to enter. Sign-up is required.
Pride and Passion: Negro League Lecture
Stop by the Headquarters Library to view our new exhibit, Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience on display February 29 - April 13 and make plans to join us on February 29 as we welcome Neil Lanctot, author of “Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella,” “Negro League Baseball,” and “Fair Dealing & Clean Playing.” Copies of these books will be available for purchase.
Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience, a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, New York, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, Chicago. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based on an exhibition of the same name on permanent display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
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!
Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg: Multi-cultural exhibit
February 1 - 24
Artists’ Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center
Open Mic Night with The Hub City Writers Project
Little River Coffee Bar
You are invited to participate in The Coffee Bar and Hub City Writers Project Open Mic Night. Recite poetry, tell a joke, sing, play an instrument, juggle, etc. All creatives welcome! Each participant has up to 7 minutes to “do their thing.” Sign-up begins at 6:30pm and we will start at 7pm.
rhythm of ART, color of MUSIC
10 Central Avenue in Greenville
On the First Friday in March, 10 Central Avenue Studios will present:
"rhythm of ART, color of MUSIC", a visual Art Exhibit inspired by Music. The show will feature various works by artists, Laura K. Aiken and Kay Larch. You and your friends are invited to the Opening Reception on the evening of March 2, 2012. Light refreshments will be served. UPDATE: Kay Larch will be raffling off one of her ‘musically inspired’ paintings, along with one of her newest Art Coloring Books, at this Opening Reception. All profits from the raffle will go to Pride of Greenville Men’s Chorus.
Docs Who Rock Spartanburg IV
Tickets $25 by March 1st: $30 at the door, if available.
Spartanburg County Medical Society Alliance presents its 4th Annual Docs Who Rock! Come join us for an evening of entertainment as local physicians take the stage to raise money for health related charities. Physicians performing: Dr. Drew Monito (Rock and Roll Reunion) Drs. Joe Boscia, Matt Lambert, Melinda Moretz, and Hank Shugart (Sound Medicine) Dr. Troy McKinney (Jam Side Up) Dr. Steve Gordin (Radio Robbers) Dr. Aaron Toler (acoustic set). Come early to view Art by Docs. Doors open at 6:00pm
Tickets are on sale now for $25 (advance sale price) at Spartanburg Regional Hospital Gift Shop, Gibbs Cancer Center Coffee Shop, Carriage House Wines. Tickets will be $30 the night of the show at the door (if available). To purchase on-line for $25 contact Kathy Kerfoot at email@example.com by Thursday March 1. Proceeds benefit four local community charities, including TOTAL Ministries, Access Health Spartanburg, Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home, and REACH Upstate. For more information contact Jennifer Britanisky at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lib Orr at email@example.com
NEW: Ten at the Top’s Information portal: http://www.ourupstatesc.info/
Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://visitspartanburg.com
Spartanburg Culture calendar and blog: http://spartanburgculture.com/
Spartanburg County Public Libraries: Events, Exhibits and Programs: http://www.infodepot.org/zS1/Events.asp
City of Greenville: http://www.greenvillesc.gov/calendar/calendar.aspx
Fete Greenville: http://www.fetegreenville.com/
What’s the BUZZ in Cherokee County? http://www.cherokeebuzz.com/
Greenwood’s Cultural District: http://www.emeraldtriangle.sc/ArtsCouncil/default.aspx
Upcountry South Carolina: http://www.theupcountry.com/
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor includes the Mountain Lakes Region: http://www.sc-heritagecorridor.org/
Saluda, Tryon, Columbus NC calendar http://www.nc-mountains.org/events/
Asheville Event and Festival calendar: http://www.exploreasheville.com/event-calendar/index.aspx
December 9 – 10
David Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center
Cost: $20 for all ages, includes post-show reception
Goodfellows, the Spartanburg Herald-Journal’s nonprofit organization that has provided food to tens of thousands of Spartanburg-area disadvantaged families since 1947, will celebrate its 65th anniversary Dec. 10 and 11 with a return of the Goodfellows Follies comedy/variety show. Twenty-two members of the original Follies cast that has entertained folks with knee-slapping comedy since the 1950s will be joined by comedian, actress, talk radio host and columnist Pam Stone in both shows at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. In the Dec. 11 afternoon performance, the Marshall Tucker Band’s Doug Gray and Rick Willis will surprise attendees with a song that will take folks way back in Spartanburg’s music history. Also going on stage for the Follies show will be the Palmetto Statesmen Barbershop Chorus and Quartet, the Southern Dance Academy Clogging Champions of America, Young News and Shawny Wright of 627 Music, Miss Spartanburg Hannah Barfield and many other talented performers. For more information, contact Lou Parris, The Stroller columnist for the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-497-7323.
Gaffney High School: “To Kill A Mockingbird”
Gaffney High School Theatre
December 8 – 10
Cost: $5 for students and $6 for adults
Ballet Spartanburg: “The Nutcracker”
December 9 – 11
For tickets and reservations call: 596-9725
Twichell Auditorium at Converse College
As Spartanburg’s treasured holiday classic, The Nutcracker is a dazzling journey to a magical land where dolls, toys and snowflakes come to life with over 100 dancers under the spell of Tchaikovsky’s memorable score. With new choreography and special effects this entertainment jewel captivates the imagination of children and nostalgia seeking adults everywhere. New this Year: SNOWFALL OVER THE SEATS AS WELL AS ON STAGE! NEW SECTIONS & CHOREGRAPHY!
Children’s Nutcracker Sweets Party Saturday, December 10 1:00 p.m. $40 (includes ticket)
Children can enjoy a magical backstage tour, meet the Nutcracker, the Sugar Plum and other character as they enjoy delectable sweets on the stage. Limited availability.
For more information call or visit www.balletspartanburg.com
Spartanburg Little Theatre: “The Santaland Diaries”
For mature audiences only; leave the children at home!
December 9 – 17
The Showroom at HUB-BUB
Cost: $12 in advance $15 at the door
This hilarious one-person play chronicles a man’s experience working as an elf at Macy’s Santaland. Witty, sardonic and unpredictable, David Sedaris’s “The Santaland Diaries” mercilessly points out what crazy things we do during the holidays.
West Main Artists Coop: Holiday Open House
December 10th and 12 - 17
Over 45 Artists Represented in One Place. Everything from Jewelry to Ceramics . Acrylic , Oil and Mixed Media Paintings including Acrylic Monotypes and Photography. Plus Some great and unique Gift Ideas. Come Check us out. and Remember to BUY LOCAL this Holiday Season!!
Upstate Pride Holiday Collection Drive
Benefits Piedmont Care and Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home
December 1 – 19
Drop-off site is The Coffee Bar in Spartanburg
Piedmont Care: 52 year old male; Clothing: Shirts: XL, Pants: 38 waist, 34-36 length. Wish list items: Lowe’s gift cards, Bi-Lo gift cards, Toiletries
Ellen Hines Smith Girls’ Home
Girl A: Clothing: Shirts: M-L, Pants: 9-10, Shoes: 6.5. Wish list items: Hair straightener, Hello Kitty items, digital camera with memory card, clothes, MP3 player, white Nike AirForce shoes
Girl B: Clothing: Shirts: S, Pants: 0, Shoes: 9. Wish list items: MP3 player, portable DVD player, Madea movies, McDonald’s gift cards, black Nike AirForce shoes, clothes, Gamecock items
Girl C: Clothing: Shirts: 2XL, Pants: 18-20, Shoes: 9-10. Wish list items: Portable DVD player, MP3 player, socks, hair straightener, Madea movies, headbands
The Haven Holiday Fair
Benefits the Haven Homeless Shelter for Families and Women
The Duncan Estate, 840 Union Street
Join The Haven Homeless Shelter for Families & Women this holiday season and enjoy an evening of cheer, cookies and handmade gifts created by local artists. 20% of the evening’s sales will benefit The Haven.
Holiday Lights Trolley Tour in Spartanburg
December 9 – 12 and 16 – 23
Ticket prices are $8.00 per person. Tour begins at the Magnolia Train Depot in downtown Spartanburg. Reservations are required. Contact Main Street Trolley at 864-574-9876 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
On board, enjoy hot chocolate, Christmas music and some historic story-telling while enjoying our very best local Christmas light displays.
Easley’s Foothills Playhouse: “The Littlest Angel”
December 2 – 11
Cost: Adults $16; Seniors $14; Students/Children $9
This classic Christmas story of a little angel who is transformed from a celestial pest to the toast of the Heavenly Host is brought magically to life in this humorous, touching, and, above all, inspirational musical. Filled with melody and mirth, the story follows the adventures and misadventures of the Littlest Angel, from his reluctant entry through the Pearly Gates to the triumphant conclusion when his gift to the newborn Christ Child is miraculously transformed into the shining Star of Bethlehem.
F.I.R.E Fountain Inn Repertory Experience: A WONDERFUL LIFE
December 1 - 11
Fountain Inn Civic Center
Cost: $17/ $14/$8 Adult/ Senior/ Student (special group price)
FIRE presents the Upstate premiere of the Frank Capra’s film classic brought to vibrant theatrical life through the remarkable collaboration of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Sheldon Harnick and Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo. The story of George Bailey and his wonderful life in Bedford Falls remains a timeless fable of dreams, disillusionment and the power of love. An uplifting chronicle of the extraordinary lives of ordinary folk, A WONDERFUL LIFE exhilarates the mind and heart as it celebrates the innate goodness in us all.
First Baptist Church of Lyman: “Messiah” Sing-a-long
David Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center
The public is invited to sing the well-known parts of Handel’s Messiah at the Chapman Cultural Center Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Lyman, Messiah is George Frederic Handel’s most popular and widely performed oratorio, composed in 1741. Its most famous movement is the Hallelujah Chorus, which traditionally ends the performance with the audience standing. During the one-hour long event, only Part I and Hallelujah Chorus will be performed with the church providing a live orchestra and local soloists. There is no charge to participate in the singing or to just listen in the 500-seat David Reid Theatre. The Rev. Jim Carey, minister of music, suggests that participants dress casually and bring a copy of the score (words and music, which can be found online). For more information, please call Rev. Carey at 439-8721, ext. 104, or (205) 534-9205.
Music Sandwiched In: Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra Brass
Spartanburg Library Headquarters, Barrett Room
Come get into the Holiday spirit by coming and listening to the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra Brass perform several Holiday favorites. 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. You can Brown Bag it or Purchase a Box Lunch. For more information, call The Music Foundation of Spartanburg: (864) 948-9020.
Pacolet Christmas Parade
A Village at Christmas/Pacolet Express Train Ride
December 16 -31
For additional information, please call the Pacolet Town Hall at 474-9504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN) Carriage Rides for the Homeless
December 16 and 19-23
Depart from JB Lacher Jewelers
In 2011, for the tenth consecutive year, GAIHN (Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) will provide horse-drawn carriage rides through the streets of downtown Greenville during the Christmas/Hanukkah Holidays. All proceeds from the carriage rides are used to help provide emergency assistance for homeless families with children.
On December 16 and 19-23, a horse-drawn carriage will depart from JB Lacher Jewelers on a fifteen minute carriage ride through downtown Greenville bedecked in its holiday splendor (each carriage seats four adults comfortably). Cooper Farm Carriage Service is our excellent carriage company.
Reservations will be taken starting on October 15. Visit the website’s RESERVE YOUR SPOT page. Select the date and time that you would like to ride. Make sure you have your credit card handy (all reservations are prepaid) and thank you for your donation to help homeless families in our area! (This is a not a tax-deductible donation. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to GAIHN, click on the “Donate Now” button.)
Our Goal: This year we hope that 1,200 people will enjoy the festive ride through the streets of downtown Greenville and help us raise about $10,000 dollars for GAIHN’s ministry of hospitality with homeless families.
The 17th Annual Anderson Lights of Hope Drive-Thru Christmas Light Display
Thanksgiving Day to Christmas Day
Darwin Wright Park in Anderson, just off I-85 at Exit 21 / Liberty Hwy, open nightly at 5:30pm
Admission: Cars / Mini Van / SUV - $5.00; Mini Bus / Church Van / Nursing Home - $10.00; Large Bus - $20.00
The Anderson Lights of Hope annual light display has become a regional attraction during the Holiday season. Many visitors average 5 visits to ‘Lights of Hope’ and the arrangement of the lights changes every year. It has become a tradition in many families for many years. Using over 3.5 million light bulbs Anderson lights of Hope volunteers turn the Darwin Park into a fantasy of lights, enchanting for all ages. The park hosted over 47,000 visitors in 2010 and hopes to increase that number in 2011, keeping the students rather busy. The 2010 proceeds donated to local area charities from this event, including the additional donations of toys, blankets, canned food, eye glasses, cell phones helped make it possible for hundreds of children and adults in the Anderson community to receive life-changing services.
Spartan Photo Exhibit at Chapman Cultural Center
November 16 – December 15
Spartan Photo Center has recently hosted their first annual photography contest open to the general public. With the great success of the college student contest earlier in the year they discovered quickly that many people were eager to show off their impressive skills and passion. Spartan Photo ended up with nearly 100 entries for the public’s viewing and voting pleasure.
All photos have been displayed in the second floor Stairway Gallery of the Chapman Cultural Center (open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) on East Saint John Street in downtown Spartanburg, directly across the street from Spartan Photo Center and is open to the public for voting. Every person is free to choose their top ten favorites (there is a form and voting box in the gallery) and the top ten will be further voted on by the online Facebook crowd with the winners to be announced in December 2011.
Pack a lunch, grab the kids, and enjoy a picnic at Barnett Park, voting on the photos and visiting the various exhibits at the Cultural Center, and stop by Spartan Photo Center for a free cup of coffee and some good conversation. We are excited to meet you. Spartan Photo Center, Inc. has been expertly supplying photographers in the Spartanburg/Greenville area with new product information, the newest techniques, repairs, accessories, upgrades, and photo printing for over 25 years. If you would like more information about this topic or to set up an interview with Owner, Mike Wojcik, call Hannah Bingham at (864) 583 – 6835 or email at SpartanPhotoCenter@Gmail.com
Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg: “The Uncovery” by Walter Bethea
December 3- 21
The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg presents “The Uncovery,” a collection of 20 small (2” x 3”) pencil drawings on paper and eight oil/acrylic paintings on wood panels by member Walter Bethea. The exhibit is on display in the Guild Gallery at the Chapman Cultural Center through Dec. 21, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and is free for public viewing.
Spartanburg County Regional History Museum’s Christmas in Spartanburg: The 1960s
November 29 – January 28
Cost: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors & Vets, $2 Kids
Step back in time to Christmas in the 1960s with glitz and glam, not to mention aluminum trees, electric lights, holiday albums, and television specials. Remember again, or experience for the first time, the era’s authentic toys and vintage ads in an exhibit featuring ‘60s-era furniture. Make an ornament inspired by the many Christmas wreaths during the time of JFK, the Apollo missions, The Beatles, the Civil Rights Movement, and Vietnam. Converse College Intern Alexandria Brown was the student curator for the exhibit and will offer a gallery talk at the December 9 reception. Join us at between 5:30 and 7:30 that evening for an evening of refreshments, learning and nostalgia!
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