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Check the Upstate Information Hub’s Uniquely Upstate e-newsletter for Easter Egg Hunt events!

http://conta.cc/H1tLbz

Use the “Submit Your Events” link in their website’s footer section to publicize YOUR event!: http://www.ourupstatesc.info/

HUB-BUB Artists-in-Residence Exit Show

March 30th

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

The Showroom at HUB-BUB

Please join us for the closing reception of the 2011-12 Artists-in-Residence Exit Show. Over the course of this year, current residents Travis Blankenship, Eric Kocher, Mark Rice, and Steve Snell have woven together community work with their own artistic process. The work features a variety of mediums, including sculpture, prints, video installations, paintings, and more.

Writers-in-Residence Travis and Eric will give a reading at 8pm. Join us to share in what these artists have created while amongst the Spartanburg community.

*Admission is free. *Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be available.

 

Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Masterworks V

March 31st

Featuring George Li, Piano

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

Cost: $10-$35

Twichell Auditorium at Converse College

 

Zephyros (Tarrodi, US Premiere)
Piano Concerto No. 1 (Liszt)
Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” (Beethoven)

Winner of countless awards, including the 2010 Cooper International Piano Competition, 16-year-old George Li has gained significant attention as a recitalist and soloist. He continues to gain astounding recognition worldwide, including TV appearances on the “Martha Stewart Show” (ABC) and the Discovery Channel’s “Prodigies & Masters of Tomorrow” series. This will be Li’s second time performing with the Spartanburg Philharmonic! Tarrodi’s composition Zephyros is based on the 1918 poem “Song to the Wind of the West” by Swedish poet Dan Anderson. We’re thrilled to be presenting the US Premiere of the piece; the music will stir your imagination.

 

1st Art Market

March 31st

https://www.facebook.com/events/256529561093628/

The Art Lounge, 500 EastMain Street in Spartanburg

Local artists will be set up and ready to show off work and sell some great looking pieces. Free to the public, if interested in setting up a booth the cost is only $20.00. Contact Brandi @ The Art Lounge 864-804-6566. Come and see all the great looking art, jewelry, pottery and wood works by local artists.

 

Zumba at Your Spartanburg County Library

http://www.infodepot.org/

April 1st 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: Writers’ Night Out

April 3rd

http://www.hubcity.org/writersproject/workshops/hub-city-spring-2012-writing-workshops/

Hub City Bookshop

Writers’ Night Out is an ongoing writers’ critique group open to anyone in the community. The goal of the group is to build a community of writers in the Upstate.

All writers are welcome to join. Please be prepared to talk about and pass out five copies of your work (limit of 10 double-spaced pages of prose or 3 poems), and please plan on continuing to come on the first Tuesday of every month to continue discussions and new work.

If you have questions, please contact Kari Jackson at kari@hubcity.org.

 

Green Screen 2012: Mad City Chickens

April 3rd at  7pm (doors open at 6:30)

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

Mad City Chickens is a sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical look at the people who keep urban chickens in their backyards. From chicken experts and authors to a rescued landfill hen or an inexperienced family that decides to take the poultry plunge—and even a mad professor and giant hen taking to the streets—it’s a humorous and heartfelt trip through the world of backyard chickendom.   madcitychickens.com 

The Green Screen Film Series returns! Presented by HUB-BUB, the Hub City Farmers Marketthe Hub City Co-OpPartners 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.The Green Screen Film Series is sponsored by Wise Chiropractic, YMCA of Greater Spartanburg, and GlobalBike.

Spartanburg HQ Library: Cinema Sandwiched In: You Were Never Lovelier

April 4th, 12:15pm

http://www.infodepot.org/

Cinema Sandwiched In is an afternoon series of classic films on alternating Wednesdays with Music Sandwiched In. This week join us for the musical  You Were Never Lovelier (1942; 97 min.), starring Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire. Bring your lunch and enjoy the show. Showtime is 12:15 p.m. in the Barrett Room.

 

Music on Main Featuring The Consumers

April 5th

http://www.musiconmain.com/

Downtown Spartanburg (Main Street and Denny’s Plaza)

Downtown Spartanburg’s favorite after-work social gathering is held every Thursday from 6-9 PM beginning in April and running through August. It is held at Main Street and Denny’s Plaza. Enjoy a different band each week, food, and beverages. Help us kick off the 2012 season with The Consumers!

Pride and Passion: Negro League Lecture

February 29– April 13

http://www.infodepot.org/

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.

Youth Art Month Exhibition: Celebrating National Youth Art Month

March 3 – April 8

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

Featuring work from all Spartanburg County School Districts, private and home schools.

Student Hallway Galleries/Moseley Building at Chapman Cultural Center

 

Passion for Lithography: A Life’s Work

Lithographs from the Rolling Stone Print Atelier

March 3 – May 12

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

Spartanburg Art Museum at Chapman Cultural Center
This critically acclaimed collection of prints represents works by artists who created lithographs at Rolling Stone Press in Atlanta in collaboration with master printer, Wayne Kline.

 

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg: Exhibit by Dorothy Chapman Josey

April 2 - 26

Artists’ Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center

http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/

 

Spartanburg County Regional History Museum: Celebrities of Spartanburg

March 13 – May 31

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

http://www.spartanburghistory.org/

Spartanburg has produced and welcomed celebrities of all kinds. Come learn who they are and what made them famous! This exhibit is a collaboration of the Regional History Museum and the Little Theatre.

Mike Vatalaro: Emerging Works/Ancient Roots

March 13 – June 2

Spartanburg Art Museum at the Chapman Cultural Center

http://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/

 Mike Vatalaro is a former Chair of the Art department at Clemson University. His ceramic work has been exhibited in numerous national and international exhibitions and reflects a serious interest in both Japanese and Chinese ceramic historical periods. Exhibit Time(s): 10 AM-5 PM; Tuesday- Saturday.

 

 

CALENDARS:

Ten at the Top’s Upstate 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


Lovelorn Records Label Showcase

March 16th

The Showroom at Hub-Bub

http://www.hub-bub.com

9:00pm Showtime (doors open at 8:30pm)
$5 at the door

Join us for this special night of hip-hop and soul featuring Lovelorn artists Hillary Keane, Krosswordze & Hafez The Beast of The LoneGunmen, Walter Kronkite, Feather Fly Focus, Lindsay Keane. Daw Jones, Breakadawn, Crocker, and special guests.

St. Patty’s Day Tea Tasting at Yogalicious

March 17th, 10:00am to 5pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/157287151058544/

This tasting will feature the Yogi tea brand and will be including teas that can help with anything from relaxation and rejuvenation to better digestion and joint pain relief. In case you would like to pair your tea with a class, yoga classes offered on Saturdays include Power Yoga at 11am with Leslie Lehman, Children’s Yoga (5-9 year olds) at 12:30pm with Audrey Hope and Restorative Yoga at 2pm with Laura Clinton.

Waiting in Comfort, a benefit for the Tristan V. Harrill Special Fund

March 17th, 11am to 3pm

The Showroom at Hub-Bub

Tickets: $20 available in advance and at the door. Cash and check only.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tristan-V-Harrill-Special-Fund/282273125155133

Bring the whole family and let the children enjoy creating and participating in artwork with local artists - Melissa Pittman, Sam Mitchell, Margaret Proctor and David McPherson will be helping the kids with art projects and face painting - every child will that wants to make something will have something to take home! 
We’ll have food and fun for everyone - all proceeds to benefit the Tristan V. Harrill Special Fund, a component fund of the Spartanburg County Foundation. 
Tickets $20 per person available at Groucho’s Deli, Magnolias A Salon, Snyders Motor Company, Wise Chiropractic and Southeast Sports Chiropractic.

Free Prom Dresses! At the Empowerment Zone in Greenville 

March 17 - 1pm to 4pm

http://events.wspa.com/greenville_sc/events/show/246940685-free-prom-dresses

On Saturday March 17th we will be giving away almost 200 prom dresses. We need your help spreading the word to everyone simply because we want every teen that has the need to come out and at least look through our beautiful collection of dresses. Traci Fant along with Michelle Black, Michelle Daniel, Nina Clark, Sharhonda Kirksey, Jani Earle, Kismick Donald and many others have been working hard collecting dresses to ensure that anyone with the need will be able to attend this years prom. Please help us spread the word. Saturday March 17th 1-4pm is Prom Dress Pick Up Day For All—-Free Dresses & Accessories—-No Catches—-Saturday March 17th 1-4pm At The Empowerment Zone located at 775 Woodruff Rd. Greenville SC! Thank you for helping us be a blessing to others! Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson…Teens In All Counties Are Invited!

Little River Coffee Bar: Thad Tinsley, Jr., jazz guitarist

March 17th

https://www.facebook.com/events/286574374746523/

Join us for St. Patrick’s Day with live music by Thad Tinsley. Show starts at 7pm. FREE! 

Delaney’s Irish Pub Annual St Patrick’s Day Bash

March 17th

Join us for our Annual St Patrick’s Day Bash - We open at 10am. Main Street in downtown Spartanburg.

http://www.facebook.com/events/308379375883683/
Traditional Irish dishes being served: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s Pie all day. Outside seating from 11am-8pm. Live Music. Kellee (Irish from Greenville) 2pm-5pm. Jason Marcum (traditional acoustic Irish) 6:30pm-830pm. The Irish Bulls (Rock and Roll and Irish) 9pm - 1am. Kids Coloring contest 11am-3pm. Kids and Adults “Dance a Jig” contest. Kids and Adults “Green” Costume contest. Fastest Guinness Drinker contest (11pm). Kevin KTrain Ashcraft will be the “Official MC of St Pat’s” all day.
 

March of the Leprechauns in Downtown Hendersonville

March 17th

https://www.facebook.com/pages/March-of-the-Leprechauns/152234371499500

Begins at 10:00am

The March of the Leprechauns parade begins at 10 a.m. on Fifth Avenue and travels down Main Street and back to Fifth Avenue.

Spartanburg Little Theatre: Titanic, A New Musical

The Spartanburg Little Theatre sets sail with the Tony award winning musical blockbuster “Titanic”

NEW: Tickets available for the 3pm and 8pm performances on Saturday, the 17th,. Friday and Sunday are SOLD OUT.

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

Cost: Adults: $25 Seniors: $24 Youth: $17

David Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS TITANIC, the Spartanburg Little Theatre presents this engrossing and haunting Tony award winning musical that vividly depicts one of the most harrowing events in human history. Running for over 800 performances on Broadway, this is the factual story of that ship—of her officers, crew and passengers, to be sure—but the central character of our TITANIC is the TITANIC herself. (Please note: this is not a musical version of the film “Titanic” by James Cameron and does not include the characters portrayed in that film).

 

Converse Symphony Orchestra

March 19th

Daniel Recital Hall at Converse College

http://www.converse.edu/calendar/2012-03

The Converse Symphony Orchestra will perform its third concert of the season with Dr. Siegwart Reichwald conducting. The program includes Serenade No. 1, Op. 7 by Glazunov; Suite No. 4, “Mozartiana” by Tchaikovsky; and Concerto for Oboe and Strings by Ralph Vaughan Williams with oboist Kelly McElrath Vaneman.

Zumba at Your Spartanburg County Library

http://www.infodepot.org/

March 18th 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.

Green Screen 2012: Urbanized

March 20th at  7pm (doors open at 6:30)

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

Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? Unlike many other fields of design, cities aren’t created by any one specialist or expert. There are many contributors to urban change, including ordinary citizens who can have a great impact improving the cities in which they live. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.    urbanizedfilm.com 

The Green Screen Film Series returns! Presented by HUB-BUB, the Hub City Farmers Marketthe Hub City Co-OpPartners 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.The Green Screen Film Series is sponsored by Wise Chiropractic, YMCA of Greater Spartanburg, and GlobalBike.

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues 

Food, Film, & The Blues

March 22nd

The Showroom at Hub-Bub

http://www.hub-bub.com

Tickets: $25

Join Edible Upcountry Magazine and HUB-BUB for a very special night of Food, Film & The Blues at The Showroom. The event includes a special screening of award winning Southern Foodways Alliance documentary filmmaker, Stan Woodward’s film about local blues legend and Pelzer organic farmer Mac Arnold. Stan and Mac will be on hand for a discussion of the film, facilitated by edible Upcountry publisher Samantha Wallace, and then Mac and his band Plate Full O’ Blues will take the stage for a rousing dose of their live, local sound. Price of admission includes film, discussion, music and light bites inspired by the film. Beer and wine available for purchase.

The Upstate Book Project

March 23rd

The Showroom at Hub-Bub

https://www.facebook.com/events/242704175820859

http://theupstatebookproject.wordpress.com/

A reception of the original art from The Upstate Book Project and a meet and greet with the artists.

Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival 

March 23rd

The Showroom at Hub-Bub

http://www.facebook.com/events/336930036329534/

http://www.hub-bub.com/expecting-goodness-short-film-festival/

The Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival is a project involving seven filmmakers each using one story from the Hub City Press short story collection Expecting Goodness as inspiration for a 5-10 minute short filmOn March 24, join us at the Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival, hosted by Julie Sexeny, to witness the premiere of all seven films, hear from the filmmakers and writers involved, watch AiR Steve Snell’s “Heroic (re)Production” video, and see some surprise guests. At the end of the night, you (the live audience) will vote for your favorite film to win the $500 Audience Favorite Award. The juried awards (below) will also be awarded. Visit the festival page for all of the info on the films, filmmakers, and the festival night!  

Pride and Passion: Negro League Lecture

February 29– April 13

http://www.infodepot.org/

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.

 

Youth Art Month Exhibition: Celebrating National Youth Art Month

March 3 – April 8

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

Featuring work from all Spartanburg County School Districts, private and home schools.

Student Hallway Galleries/Moseley Building at Chapman Cultural Center

 

Passion for Lithography: A Life’s Work

Lithographs from the Rolling Stone Print Atelier

March 3 – May 12

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

Spartanburg Art Museum at Chapman Cultural Center
This critically acclaimed collection of prints represents works by artists who created lithographs at Rolling Stone Press in Atlanta in collaboration with master printer, Wayne Kline.

 

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg: Annual Focus on Youth Show

March 5 - 28

Artists’ Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center

http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/

 

Spartanburg County Regional History Museum: Celebrities of Spartanburg

March 13 – May 31

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

http://www.spartanburghistory.org/

Spartanburg has produced and welcomed celebrities of all kinds. Come learn who they are and what made them famous! This exhibit is a collaboration of the Regional History Museum and the Little Theatre.

Mike Vatalaro: Emerging Works/Ancient Roots

March 13 – June 2

Spartanburg Art Museum at the Chapman Cultural Center

http://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/

Mike Vatalaro is a former Chair of the Art department at Clemson University. His ceramic work has been exhibited in numerous national and international exhibitions and reflects a serious interest in both Japanese and Chinese ceramic historical periods. Exhibit Time(s): 10 AM-5 PM; Tuesday- Saturday.

 

 

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

Open Mic Night with The Hub City Writers Project 

March 2nd

Little River Coffee Bar

https://www.facebook.com/events/151948644922173/ 

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

March 2nd

10 Central Avenue in Greenville

https://www.facebook.com/events/192021650905673/ 

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.

 

LAWSON SERIES: Mothers of Invention: Music by Women

March 3rd

Daniel Recital Hall at Converse College

http://www.converse.edu/calendar 

Enjoy the dynamic artistry of Lawson Academy faculty members Kathleen Foster, cello, and Erica Pauly, piano, along with guest performer Kate Steinbeck, flute, as they celebrate Women’s History Month with chamber music by women composers. Included on the program are a Passacaglia for cello and piano by Rebecca Clarke, a duo for flute and cello by Hiliary Tann, Afro-American Suite by Undine Smith Moore, and Trio op.45 by Louise Farrenc. Each selection will be preceded by a short discussion of the composer’s life and work to acquaint the audience with these fine but little known composers.

 

Docs Who Rock Spartanburg IV

March 3rd

https://www.facebook.com/events/175596892480024/

USC Upstate Performing Arts Center

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 docswhorockspartanburg@yahoo.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 jbritanisky@bellsouth.net or Lib Orr at orrlib@yahoo.com
 

Have you been admiring the AMAZING photography display at Little River Coffee Bar?  The images were created by members of the 2011 Boys & Girls Clubs ImageMakers program.  Joey Geier, the Coffee Bar manager, showed us a photo during this interview so we had to learn more. 

Former Hub-Bub AIR Jonas Criscoe worked with over 200 4th - 9th grade Boys & Girls Club members in the spring and summer of 2011. ImageMakers teaches photography as a way of seeing, expressing, documenting and storytelling. Club members study basic photographic techniques, which include light and shadow, camera angle, depth of field, and composition. In addition, members expand their vocabulary by learning art terms such as contrast, composition, and balance. Members apply their skills to creative innovative photography projects. This program is going on now at the Clubs under the direction of Daniel Nagro. The 2012 exhibit will open at the Chapman Cultural Center during the Boys & Girls Club Afterschool Showcase event on May 15, 2012 at 4:00pm. 

You may purchase a print for $25.00. If you are interested in a print please email Daniel Nagro at daniel@bgcusc.org. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate serves over 1200 youth each day in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. Their mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. To learn more about them, volunteer, or make a donation, visit their website: www.begreatupstate.org

  

Youth Art Month Exhibition: Celebrating National Youth Art Month

March 3 – April 8; Reception March 12th

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

Featuring work from all Spartanburg County School Districts, private and home schools.

Student Hallway Galleries/Moseley Building at Chapman Cultural Center

 

Passion for Lithography: A Life’s Work

Lithographs from the Rolling Stone Print Atelier 

March 3 – May 12

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

Spartanburg Art Museum at Chapman Cultural Center
This critically acclaimed collection of prints represents works by artists who created lithographs at Rolling Stone Press in Atlanta in collaboration with master printer, Wayne Kline.

 

Zumba at Your Spartanburg County Library

http://www.infodepot.org/

March 4th 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.

 

Landrum Library: Yoga at Your Library

March 5th

http://www.infodepot.org/

Yoga for all abilities and levels. Bring your own mat. Provided free by a grant from the Mary Black Foundation.

Spartanburg HQ Library: Chautauqua

March 5th

http://www.infodepot.org/

Join us for this Chautauqua program featuring none other than Harry Houdini. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Barrett Room of the Headquarters Library. Hope to see you there.

 

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg: Annual Focus on Youth Show

March 5 - 28 

Artists’ Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center 

http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/ 

 

Green Screen 2012: Ghost Bird
March 6th at  7pm (doors open at 6:30) 

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

Ghost Bird is a feature length documentary about an extinct giant woodpecker, a small town In Arkansas hoping to reverse it misfortunes, and the tireless odyssey of the bird-watchers and scientists searching for the Holy Grail of birds, the elusive Ivory-billed woodpecker. ghostbirdmovie.com. Admission is free.

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. 

Hub City Writers’ Project: Writers’ Night Out

March 6th, Hub City Bookshop

http://hubcity.org/bookshop/ 

Writers’ Night Out is an ongoing writers’ critique group open to anyone in the community. The goal of the group is to build a community of writers in the Upstate. All writers are welcome to join. Please be prepared to talk about and pass out five copies of your work (limit of 10 double-spaced pages of prose or 3 poems), and please plan on continuing to come on the first Tuesday of every month to continue discussions and new work. If you have questions, please contact Kari Jackson at kari@hubcity.org.

Spartanburg HQ Library: Local Author Series - Kathleen Delaney

March 7th, 11:00am

http://www.infodepot.org/

From March to October, the Library will feature a different local author book signing every Wednesday. This week, the Library is pleased to welcome Kathleen Delaney, a retired real estate broker. Kathleen has authored three Ellen McKenzie mystery novels, using her real estate experience to guide Ellen. Besides her novels, Kathleen has contributed to several anthologies, won a national award for short fiction, and published several articles. She lives in a century-old house in South Carolina, enjoying her two dogs and eight grandchildren. 

Spartanburg HQ Library: Music Sandwiched In – Converse College Opera Theater 

March 7th, 12:15pm

http://www.infodepot.org/

Presented by the Music Foundation of Spartanburg. Join us as the Converse College Opera Theater performs selections from Gypsie. Bring a bag lunch or purchase one when you arrive. 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.

 

Hub City Writers’ Project: Pocket Park Opening/”Underground Guide to Spartanburg” release

March 8th

https://www.facebook.com/events/314523785262784/

Celebrate the grand opening of the pocket park in the alley between the Masonic Temple and Carriage House Wines by picking up your copy of “The Underground Guide to Spartanburg!” Live music by Noah Guthrie.

Learn more about the park: 
http://www.hubcity.org/writersproject/news/new-park-opening-next-to-bookshop/

Learn more about “The Underground Guide to Spartanburg”: 
http://www.hubcity.org/press/catalog/other/the-underground-guide-to-spartanburg/the-underground-guide-to-spartanburg/

 

Spartanburg Little Theatre: Titanic, A New Musical

The Spartanburg Little Theatre sets sail with the Tony award winning musical blockbuster “Titanic” 

Opens March 9th

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

Cost:Adults: $25 Seniors: $24 Youth: $17

David Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center 

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS TITANIC, the Spartanburg Little Theatre presents this engrossing and haunting Tony award winning musical that vividly depicts one of the most harrowing events in human history. Running for over 800 performances on Broadway, this is the factual story of that ship—of her officers, crew and passengers, to be sure—but the central character of our TITANIC is the TITANIC herself. (Please note: this is not a musical version of the film “Titanic” by James Cameron and does not include the characters portrayed in that film) 

 

Spartanburg Repertory Company: “H.M. S. Pinafore”

Opens March 9- 11

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

Cost:$30/adults, $24/seniors, $10/students

Broome High School’s Community Auditorium 

Presented by The Spartanburg Repertory Company.
One of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most popular operettas about mistaken identity, set in Victorian England on Her Majesty’s Ship, Pinafore. For ticket information, call 583-2776, ext. 518.

 

United Way of the Piedmont: 2nd Annual Great Cake Bake

March 10th

http://www.uwpiedmont.org/the-great-cake-bake-2.php

Denny’s Corporate Headquarters Lobby

It’s just $10 to enter a children’s book themed cake to benefit Imagination Library. For all ages! Admission is $5. Kids under 10 get in free & get to decorate a cupcake! Moon Bounce, story time + more! All proceeds benefit Imagination Library, an early literacy program of United Way of the Piedmont

 

Spartanburg HQ Library: Self-Defense for Adults

March 10th

http://www.infodepot.org/

Stay safe while you get in shape. Participate in this free introductory self-defense class for some basic self-defense moves to help you stay safe while you get in shape. Offered by certified trainers from the Phoenix Academy of Martial Arts, learn about the ADF (Action Defeats Fear) training while having the chance to participate in some guided demonstrations. This program is in the Barrett Community Room and is appropriate for teens and adults. Please wear comfortable clothing if you would like to practice suggested self-defense moves. Water will be provided.

 

Spartanburg County Regional History Museum: Celebrities of Spartanburg

March 13 – May 31 

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

http://www.spartanburghistory.org/ 

Spartanburg has produced and welcomed celebrities of all kinds. Come learn who they are and what made them famous! This exhibit is a collaboration of the Regional History Museum and the Little Theatre.

 

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

Learn more about Globalbike’s “Ride, Climb, Transform” project
Departing from Spartanburg on February 24th
http://www.globalbike.org/
http://globalbike.org/rideclimbtransform

Last year, globalbike hand-delivered over 100 bikes to care workers in East Africa, rode our bikes from Nairobi to Mt. Kilimanjaro (about 275 miles), and joined 12 Kenyans and Tanzanians and many others 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.

Couldn’t make the Hot Eye Photography presentation on February 13th but want to help? Click here to make a donation.
https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=1001425
 

Hub City Press/Writers’ Project/Bookshop
February 18th,  The Underground Guide to Spartanburg will be available for sale at the Bookshop and online.

Underground

http://www.hubcity.org/press/catalog/other/the-underground-guide-to-spartanburg/the-underground-guide-to-spartanburg/ 

Or celebrate the grand opening of the Pocket Park and the book’s release on March 8th. https://www.facebook.com/events/314523785262784/

February 21st, Rereadings: Revisiting Words we Love. This reading is about relationships, the relationships we have with books we read when we were young, or with the words we wrote to ourselves in our diaries. Surely, we were formed in part by our love for these words, from Anne of Green Gables to Goodnight, Moon, from diary entries on first crushes to letters from penpals in faraway states. So bring these words and share them. You’ll have up to ten minutes to read; just come a little early to sign up. Say something about what you’ll read, or let the words speak for themselves. Inspired by Anne Fadiman and her book Rereadings: Seventeen writers revisit books they love.

February 23rd Hub City Book Club. Join us for a lively discussion of our next book club pick: Glaciers, a novel by Alexis M. Smith. Alexis will Skype with us in the Bookshop from 5:30-6:00pm, so come at 5:00 for some initial discussion and then have your questions/comments for the author ready! Paperback copies are available at the Hub City Bookshop or our online store. Also available in ebook. Invite your friends—all are welcome!

February 27th Blogging Workshop presented by Hub City Writers’ Project
Location: The Showroom at Hub-Bub
http://www.hubcity.org/writersproject/workshops/hub-city-spring-2012-writing-workshops/

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 info@hubcity.org.

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.  

Perseverance and Persistence, stage: Inspiring Performances
February 18th
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php
Cost:$22.50 Adults; $17.50 Students
David Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center

Professional actress Carolyn Evans will appear as Harriet Tubman; Annual Community Weavers will be recognized; and Ballet Spartanburg will present a dance performance by Kyle Abraham entitled Kyle Abraham.In.Motion. Join us at the Chapman Cultural Center Theatre at 7 pm.

First United Methodist Church of Easley Winter Concert Series: Ensemble Radieuse
February 19th
https://www.facebook.com/events/283318415050741/

Kelly Vaneman, oboe; Chris Vaneman, flute and Melanie Taylor, piano. This versatile instrumental trio will perform an eclectic program featuring music from Baroque to Modern for oboe, flute and piano. All concerts will be performed in the Sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Easley, 115 West First Avenue, Easley, SC 29641. Admission is free. For more information call the Church Office at (864) 859-4584. 

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!

Spartanburg School District 4 Exhibit
February 2 – 20
Student Hallway Galleries/Moseley Building at Chapman Cultural Center

 

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

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.


Streaming video by Ustream

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.

Music Sandwiched In: The Schwamm Family
February 22nd
Spartanburg Library Headquarters, Barrett Room
http://www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org/msi.html

Presented by the Music Foundation of Spartanburg. Join us to hear The Schwamm Family an internationally recognized family from Germany who will perform selections from their upcoming performance with the Spartanburg Philharmonic. 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.

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.

The Showroom at HUB-BUB
http://www.hub-bub.com/

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!

Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg: Multi-cultural exhibit
February 1 - 24
Artists’ Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center
http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/

 

Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Masterworks IV
February 25th
Cost:$10-$35
http://www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org/season.html

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!

Green Screen 2012: The Economics of Happiness
February 28th at  7pm (doors open at 6:30)

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

Admission is Free. Both hardhitting 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.  

Lions Club Night for Sight Auction#mce_temp_url# 
March 24th
Indigo Hall in downtown Spartanburg
Cost $35
http://www.spartanburglions.org/

Jimmy Buffet isn’t scheduled to play in Spartanburg this March, but his music will have people dancing and singing at the Lions Club’s biggest fundraiser to provide vision-related services in the region.

“This event is meant to be fun and enjoyable, but it also is very important for thousands of Spartanburg residents who need vision services,” said Lions Club President Monica Greene. “Since the event began in 2005, it has raised nearly $200,000 for vision-related services right here in our community.”

Tickets for this year’s “Night for Sight Auction” are $35, inclusive. The food, fun and bidding begin at 6:00pm on March 24 at Indigo Hall, 190 Ezell Street, Spartanburg.

For more information, please contact Erica Daniels at 551-5930, or visit our website, www.spartanburglions.org.

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

  

 

Art Reception with Melissa Parrish Pittman
The Coffee Bar
January 20th
http://www.facebook.com/events/267207393346529/

Join Melissa for a reception for her latest body of work being displayed at the Little River Coffee Bar.  Melissa will also be available for a book singing- “Artists Among Us.” If you need a copy of “Artists Among Us” they are available at Hub City Bookstore, next door to the Coffee Bar.

Zumba at Your Spartanburg County Library
http://www.infodepot.org/
January 21st at Middle Tyger

Join us Saturdays for Zumba. Get fit with this easy-to-follow, dance-inspired workout. All ages and ability levels are welcome. This program is provided free of charge by a grant from the Mary Black Foundation.

January 22nd 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.

 

Pacolet Library: Saturday Family Movie: “Gnomeo & Juliet”
January 21st
http://www.infodepot.org/

Join us for a hilarious re-telling of Romeo and Juliet where two families of painted gnomes in neighboring yards go at each other’s throats. Watch and see if Juliet and Gnomeo can surmount their clans’ ancient blood feud with the help of trusted friends, including a flamingo yard ornament.

2nd Annual So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-Off
January 21st
Indigo Hall in downtown Spartanburg
http://walkerfdn.org/news/events.html

Tickets $50. Proceeds will benefit the students of the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind.

The HOTTEST event of the year is back and it’s the 2nd Annual So You Think You Can Cook Chili Cook-off presented by JM Smith Corporation! We are turning up the heat this year and tweaking the ingredients to make sure that the experience is tastier than ever. Pull on your boots and saddle up for a fun and wild night on January 21, 2012. Judges include Cribb’s Kitchen owner William Cribb, Milliken CEO Joe Salley, WSPA-TV 7 On Your Side anchor Amy Wood and Orchid Paulmeier, owner of One Hot Mama’s American Grill in Hilton Head. Paulmeier was also a season seven contestant of “The Next Food Network Star.”

Petrie Faculty Recital: “Organ and Friends” featuring Brennan Szafron
January 22nd
Twichell Auditorium at Converse College
http://www.converse.edu/event/2012-01-22/petrie-faculty-recital-organ-and-friends-featuring-brennan-szafron

On January 22 the Spartanburg community will have the opportunity to hear this delightfully unique program. Twichell Auditorium’s mighty Casavant organ is one of the largest and best in Spartanburg, and Brennan Szafron, immediate past dean of the American Guild of Organists, Spartanburg chapter and adjunct instructor of organ at Converse College, will play his first-ever faculty recital at Converse with a plethora of Converse faculty and personal acquaintances. The program is entitled “Organ and Friends,” whereby Brennan gets to take pleasure in sharing works of diverse periods for organ and other instruments; joining him will be violinist Sarah Johnson, flutist Christopher Vaneman, cellist Brenda Leonard, pianist Annalisa Monticelli, oboist Kelly Vaneman, and percussionist Adena McDaniel. 

 

Petrie Faculty Recital: Kelly McElrath Vaneman, oboe, and Douglas Weeks, piano
January 23rd
Daniel Recital Hall at Converse College

http://www.converse.edu/event/2012-01-23/petrie-faculty-recital-kelly-mcelrath-vaneman-oboe-and-douglas-weeks-piano

Dr. Vaneman and Dr. Weeks will perform four sonatas for oboe and piano: Sonata in C Major, Op. 70, no. 1 by François Devienne, Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1947) by Henri Dutilleux, Sonata in E minor by Georg Philipp Telemann, and Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 166 by Camille Saint-Saëns. This program is unique in that it includes a work from each style period, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Twentieth Century.  

 

Music Sandwiched In
January 25th
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.

Hub City Empty Bowls Benefit for TOTAL Ministries
January 26th
Indigo Hall in downtown Spartanburg
https://www.facebook.com/events/316560225027254/

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: potters and others work with their community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity. The Spartanburg community has made, fired and glazed hundreds of pottery bowls that will be filled with soup from local restaurants at our event on January 26, 2012 at Indigo Hall (190A-Ezell Street) from 11am-7pm. The bowls will be sold to benefit Total Ministries; an organization that provides basic needs to assist families in Spartanburg County who are facing a financial crisis. http://www.totalministries.org/

 

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

January 26th: Hub City Book Club. Join us for a lively discussion of our next book club pick: Life Would be Perfect if I Lived in That House by Meghan Daum. Very exciting news: the author will be Skyping with us from 5:30-6:00 pm! Paperback copies are available at the Hub City Bookshop or our online store. Also available in ebook. Invite your friends—all are welcome! Please email Kari Jackson at kari@hubcity.org if you have questions.

The Showroom at HUB-BUB
http://www.hub-bub.com/

January 21st, Poetry Out Loud: For the fifth year, the Hub City Writers Project will host the regional competition for this high school poetry recitation contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and the South Carolina Arts Commission. Please join us at The Showroom as ten students face off to see who will head to the state-wide finals in Columbia. The event is free and open to the public. Poetry Out Loud combines the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater.

January 28th, Film Fan Night: Part of the “Expecting Goodness” Short Film Festival. Do you love film? Ever wanted the opportunity to be a part of a film project and learn more about the filmmaking process?  This evening will bring together filmmakers, producers, actors, screenwriters, and those curious about, interested in, or involved with filmmaking in the region. It’s one grand networking night and opportunity to make connections with filmmakers involved in the “Expecting Goodness” Short Film Festival and beyond. From 5-7pm, the public is welcome to meet many of the filmmakers taking part in the festival and even sign up to help on a film. From 7-9pm, the public is invited to learn about the film industry from area professionals, including screenwriting, starring in a film, applying to film school, the history of film, and more.

Anderson International Festival: “Joie de Vivre—A French Celebration”
January 27th
Henderson Auditorium at Anderson University
Cost: $25 for adults; $12 for students
http://www.aifpassport.com/

Presented by GAMAC (Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium), January 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Anderson University’s Henderson Auditorium.  For tickets to the concert call GAMAC at 864-231-6147.  A special “cupcake battle” reception titled “Let Them Eat Cake!” will immediately follow the performance.  An additional charge of $10 per person applies for this event.  Tickets are available for the dessert party at GAMAC. From January 20 to February 21, 2012, Anderson International Festival promises to provide something for every taste and interest as various organizations focus on the area’s French heritage. Local French connections will be explored through music, lectures, art, films, exhibits, food and fashion and more. 

Exhibit by Carole Tinsley: Non-objective Artist to Show in Guild Gallery
Continues through January 28th
Artists’ Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center
http://www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com/

Greenville artist Carole Knudson Tinsley, a member of the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, will be exhibiting a series of works entitled “Layers in Time” at the Guild Gallery at Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg starting Jan. 4, and running through Jan. 28. Free public viewing is Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Calling her works “abstract and non-objective,” Tinsley says the works involve “ancient cultures, especially American Indians. I create my paintings with all types of water media, painting in layers, burnishing away, collaging and scarring the surface.” As she notes, “I want to leave some mystery for the viewer’s imagination.” Influenced by ancient Egyptian art, Renaissance painters, Impressionists, Expressionists, and Native Americans, Tinsley hopes “to capture a glimpse of the history of these people. I want to bring an awareness of their cultures.”

 Spartanburg County Regional History Museum’s Christmas in Spartanburg: The 1960s
Continues through January 28th
http://www.spartanburghistory.org/

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!

 

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.”

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

 

Happy Thanksgiving from Becky Pittman, producer, and Amy Wood, host, of the What’s Up Y’all web show. We’re grateful for the many organizations that make our city, Spartanburg, a vibrant place to live, work and raise a family. They allow us to highlight those “feel-good” stories – feeding the community, building homes for deserving families, honoring vets, cheering on emerging artists making CDs or a Carnegie Hall debut, bringing high tech to small towns through mentoring, and, most recently, printing and releasing a book that features “Artists Among Us.” The list goes on and on. Do you live in Upstate SC or western NC and have a story or an event to share? Email us at info.whatsupyall@gmail.com

A great event update to start Thanksgiving Day – Partners for Active Living (PAL) reports that 735 runners & walkers participated in Spartanburg’s 7th Annual Turkey Day 8K. The registration fee is one or more cans of food. Over 4500 cans have been donated since 2007.  Contact PAL and Spartanburg Running Club for more race opportunities.

Did you see 7 On Your Side’s list of places to donate, volunteer or get a meal on Thanksgiving Day? http://www2.wspa.com/news/2011/nov/24/2/where-donate-volunteer-or-get-meal-thanksgiving-ar-2736380/

Eating out on Thanksgiving Day? Here’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal’s list of local restaurants that will be open today.

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20111123/ARTICLES/111241004/1112?Title=Spartanburg-eateries-offer-feasts-for-Thanksgiving-Day

Looking for a family movie? Get some insight from a Kid Critic. “Lights Camera Jackson” began his movie critic career at age 7 ½.

http://www.lights-camera-jackson.com/index.php

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday but do you know about Small Business Saturday? This 2nd annual event sponsored by American Express encourages you to “Shop Small.” This week’s blog will feature a few of the local businesses and artists who post on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/WUYall

Spartan Photo Exhibit at Chapman Cultural Center
November 16 – December 15
https://www.facebook.com/spartanphotocenter
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php
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.

The grand prize for this contest is a Diana film camera, a poster print of the winning shot, also to be displayed in the store, free food and prizes from the various sponsors (Spartan Photo Center, The Chapman Cultural Center, Cribb’s Kitchen, Converse Deli, Groucho’s, Hub Diggity Dog), and an ad in the local paper. A grand total of over $300 in prizes! Second & Third place winners will also receive a 16x20inch poster print of their prize winning photo as well as select prizes from the sponsors.


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

Small Business Saturday: Little River Coffee Bar
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-River-Coffee-Bar/113537798667010
Holiday Gift Card Special - Buy $50, Get $10.  

Small Business: West Main Artists Cooperative’s Holiday Open House
November 26 – 27
https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Main-Artists-Cooperative/158098593382
http://westmainartists.org/

Located at 578 West Main Street in Spartanburg, SC, the West Main Artists Co-op is a group of artists, crafters, writers, and musicians who are joining forces to create studio, exhibition, and retail spaces in an effort to enhance the local art scene and help revitalize downtown Spartanburg. We will be OPEN Friday starting at 10 am and running until 4 pm. HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE! Forget the BIG BOX STORES and the MAUL…I mean , MALL !! Unique and one of a kind gifts, jewelry and pottery and more. This Holiday/Black Friday shop with WEST MAIN ARTISTS and BUY LOCAL. Have a SAFE and HAPPY TURKEY DAY.

Small Business: The Urban Planter in Spartanburg
November 26th
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Urban-Planter/204460606293297
The Urban Planter features artwork, photography and plants from local artists and nurseries. “We will be giving away 5 gift cards on Saturday Nov 26th in recognition of Small Business Saturday. Stop by the store, drop your name in the hat, you will not have to be there to win. We will contact the winners at the end of the day. The gift cards will range from $10.00-$50.00 in value.

 

The Showroom at HUB-BUB
http://www.hub-bub.com/
November 28th – “River Time” screening
Experience the documentary of nature writer and Wofford College professor John Lane’s journey down Spartanburg’s rivers, from his back yard to the sea. “River Time,” directed by Chris Cogan, is a 30-minute documentary about John Lane and his 11 day canoe trip featured in Lane’s new book “My Paddle to the Sea.” Free and open to the public. Q&A to follow screening.

Spartanburg Downtown Association: A Dickens of a Christmas
November 29th
https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Dickens-of-a-Christmas/267695609938246
http://www.spartanburgdickens.org/
The 18th annual A Dickens of a Christmas Victorian Christmas celebration, will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in downtown Spartanburg. *In case of severe weather, A Dickens of a Christmas will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011. The event, organized by the Spartanburg Downtown Association, will feature horse drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, hand bell choirs, ballet dancers, characters from the Charles Dickens novel, living windows, holiday choirs, and the magical Denny’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will get underway at 7:30 p.m. and will include a community sing-along of favorite Christmas songs.

Santee Cooper Lecture Series on Sustainability & Energy
November 29th
Wofford College, Phase V, Room 113 (Evins Street)
https://www.facebook.com/events/208625659215682/

http://www.wofford.edu/newsroom/story.aspx?id=452167 

Rick Bass was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of a biologist, and he studied petroleum geology at Utah State University. He grew up in Houston, and started writing short stories while working as a petroleum geologist in Jackson, Miss. In 1987, he moved with his wife, the artist Elizabeth Hughes Bass, to the remote Yaak Valley near Troy, Montana, where he worked to protect his adopted home from roads and logging. Bass has served on the board of both the Yaak Valley Forest Council and Round River Conservation Studies. He continues to give readings, write, and teach around the country and world. His papers are held at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University and Texas State University-San Marcos. 

 

Hub City Empty Bowls: This session may feature glazing instead of bowl-making
November 30th
The Showroom at HUB-BUB
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=316560225027254
http://hubcityemptybowls.com/
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: potters and others work with their community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity. Between now and December 1, the Spartanburg community will be making hundreds of pottery bowls which will be fired and glazed by volunteers just in time to be filled with soup from local restaurants during a downtown event on January 26, 2012 at Indigo Hall (190A-Ezell Street) from 11am-7pm.

The bowls will be sold to benefit Total Ministries; an organization that provides basic needs to assist families in Spartanburg County who are facing a financial crisis. http://www.totalministries.org/

If your class, church group, civic group, best friends, etc. want to join a day of making bowls please contact Cheryl@hub-bub.com. If your restaurant wants to provide soup or bread during the January 26 event, please contact us at EmptyBowls@hub-bub.com.

Home for the Holidays: A Victorian Christmas
December 1st
Hampton Heights Historic District in Spartanburg
Cost: $25 per person includes tour, hors d’oeuvres and wine
http://hamptonheights.org/

On June 18, 2010, one of Spartanburg’s historic treasures, the Arthur Irwin home in the Hampton Heights Historic District, went up in flames. The blaze, which burned for several hours, consumed the roof, attics, and tower. To neighbors, the home is the flagship of the neighborhood because of its beauty, architectural significance and grandeur. On Thursday, December 1, the Hampton Heights Neighborhood Association will host Home for the Holidays: A Victorian Christmas. This evening event will highlight and celebrate the restoration of this magnificent Victorian home. Tickets are $25 per person and include a tour of the home, hors d’oeuvres and wine. For tickets visit www.hamptonheights.org or visit Upstate Forever at 100 East Main Street Spartanburg, SC. 

Converse College Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols
December 1st
http://www.converse.edu/event/2011-12-1/annual-festival-lessons-and-carols
Twichell Auditorium at Converse College
FREE and Open to the Public

Glendale Outdoor Leadership School Kids Night (Parents Night Out)
December 2nd
http://www.setgols.org/
Cost: $20/child ($18 for PCF members), $5 sibling discount
New for the Fall- Kids Night at GOLS. Fun for all ages. You get an affordable night out while your kids have a blast. First Friday of each month from 6-9pm. Includes climbing, games, nature craft, and snack. Cheaper than a babysitter and a lot more fun! Call to sign up or visit our website.

Spartanburg Youth Theatre presents “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!”
December 2 – 3
http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar.php
Cost: Adults $12; Children $9
David Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center
Holiday preparations, candy canes, and snowflake drawings mingle with tattletales, greedmeisters, and germ-o-phobes in “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!”, a delightful show based on the popular Junie B. Jones book series. Junie B. is for all those who appreciate a dash of grossness—gloppy sneezes and luxuriant burps that register high on the Richter scale. Don’t miss this family-friendly story that captivates both children and adults alike.

First North: Twin Living Christmas Trees and Spartanburg Christmas Spectacular
December 2 – 4
Tickets: Gold Seating $15; Silver Seating $10; Red Seating - $5
http://www.twinlivingtrees.com/
New Amazing, Dramatic Digital Lighting! 300 voice choir and 50 piece orchestra. The popular Dance of The Toy Soldiers. Christmas Bears and The Nativity. Luke 2 comes to life!

Spartanburg County Regional History Museum’s Christmas in Spartanburg: The 1960s
November 29 – January 28
http://www.spartanburghistory.org/
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!

Partners for Active Living: ‘Twas the Scavenger Hunt Before Christmas
December 3rd
Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail in Spartanburg
https://www.facebook.com/events/321190287897252/
Join us for a kid’s Christmas themed scavenger hunt on the Rail Trail! Beginning at the Henry Street Trailhead of the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail. All ages welcome! Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to give to Children’s Security Blanket (toys will be collected at the Hot Spot Skate Park). Hot chocolate will be served at the Hot Spot Skate Park following the scavenger hunt! Also stay and enjoy the silent auction where all proceeds go towards Children’s Security Blanket.

Wofford College Christmas Choral Concert
December 3rd
http://www.wofford.edu/
Leonard Auditorium in Main Building at Wofford College
Wofford Singers to perform. Free and Open to the Public.

Tour Christmas in Spartanburg: A History
December 3rd
http://www.spartanburghistory.org/
Spartanburg County Historical Association:Price House, Seay House and 1960s Spartanburg
Cost: $12 Adults; $6 Ages 5-17 - all inclusive
Experience 150 years of Christmas in one day! At Price House, see sparse decorations of greenery and hear about the limited celebrations of frontier settlers in the early 1800s. At Seay House, find out how the county’s rural residents marked the day in the 1890s, as decorations become a bit more elaborate and familiar. At Spartanburg Regional History Museum, remember Christmas in the 1960s with its aluminum trees, electric lights, vinyl holiday albums, and full-color television specials.

 

HUB-BUB presents Holiday Handmade Hoopla
December 3rd, VIP Preview 10am-12pm, General Shopping 12-6pm
The Bijou Building, 174 E. Main St. in downtown Spartanburg
Cost: VIP ticket $15
http://www.hub-bub.com/
Holiday Handmade Hoopla is a new juried art and craft market in Downtown Spartanburg that connects regional artists with holiday shoppers. Support local artists and artisans this holiday season! VIP ticket, $15, includes shopping without the crowd, live music, free food and drink. Available at HUB-BUB.com!

Let Heaven and Nature Sing Art Show and Book Signing
December 3rd
Wet Paint Syndrome at Hillcrest Specialty Row on Fernwood-Glendale Rd.
https://www.facebook.com/events/190023134414547/

Kirk and Kris Neely have teamed up to create a show of landscapes, images from nature, and guardian angel paintings for the holiday season. Join us as we celebrate a year of new beginnings and creative ventures. Kirk’s new titles: Banjos, Barbecue, and Boiled Peanuts was published by Hub City Writers Project in 2011. Santa Almost Got Caught: Stories for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year was released in October 2011. Kris was recently featured in Artists Among Us published by Hub City Writers Project.

Purchase gifts for the Holidays.
Christmas Reading………………….11:00am
Artists’ Talk……………………………..3:00pm
Call Kris at 
864.252.7707 for an appointment on another day that suits your holiday schedule!

Christgiving – An Alternative Gift Fair
December 3rd
Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church of Easley
https://www.facebook.com/events/245864298806304/
A place to shop for “gifts” for family and friends by making donations in their honor to local organizations that cover a wide range of community needs. Shoppers will receive beautiful cards in which to present their “gifts.” Plus there will be some traditional gifts benefiting charities, and a soup luncheon.  Best of all — you will find the true joy of giving. Benefiting organizations include Mary’s House, Bethlehem Center, Heifer International, United Christian Ministries, Pickens County Meals on Wheels, Pickens County Habitat for Humanity, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN), & others.

Gaffney High School: “To Kill A Mockingbird”
Gaffney High School Theatre
December 8 – 10
Cost: $5 for students and $6 for adults
http://www.cherokeebuzz.com/calendar/
http://www.showtix4u.com/index.php?search=sc&fb_source=message

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

The Showroom at HUB-BUB
http://www.hub-bub.com/
November 11th Zataban- CD release show
Cost: $11 advance or door
A new group from the Upstate merges five of the premier musicians from the area to formulate the new movement Zataban. The group targets true music lovers with tunes that will make you move and groove but most important touch your soul! Combining Gospel, Blues, New Orleans Funk, Zataban strives to entertain with a mix of cover tunes and original songs. Zataban is: Tony Kennedy: Sax, Vocals; Frank Wilkie: Bass; Kym MacKinnon: Guitar, Vocals; Tez Sherrard: Drums, Vocals; Patrick Purnell: Keyboards, Vocals.

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!

 

Spartanburg Little Theatre presents Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps”
Continues November 11 - 13
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!

The Greer Children’s Theatre: “Annie”
November 11 – 13
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 Empty Bowls: November Bowl-Making Sessions
November 12th, 15th, 22nd and 30th
The Showroom at HUB-BUB
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=316560225027254

http://hubcityemptybowls.com/

WATCH our interview with Joey Geier

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: potters and others work with their community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity. Between now and December 1, the Spartanburg community will be making hundreds of pottery bowls which will be fired and glazed by volunteers just in time to be filled with soup from local restaurants during a downtown event on January 26, 2012 at Indigo Hall (190A-Ezell Street) from 11am-7pm. 

The bowls will be sold to benefit Total Ministries; an organization that provides basic needs to assist families in Spartanburg County who are facing a financial crisis. http://www.totalministries.org/

If your class, church group, civic group, best friends, etc. want to join a day of making bowls please contact Cheryl@hub-bub.com. If your restaurant wants to provide soup or bread during the January 26 event, please contact us at EmptyBowls@hub-bub.com. 

 

Hub City Farmers Market
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hub-City-Farmers-Market/91857690874
November 12th: Farm Dinner at Live Oak Farms. Cost: $100.

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! 

 

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

November 14th: Join us at Hub City Bookshop for a talk and signing with Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat. 

 

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

WATCH our interview with journalist Gary Henderson

RSVP to 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

WATCH our interview with Edward Emory and Stephen Stinson

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!

Retail Therapy - every 3rd Thursday
October 20th
http://www.downtownspartanburg.com/

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

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

WATCH our interview with Becky Turner, Converse Opera Theatre Director


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: 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.

WATCH our interview with Jami Wood

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 Downtown Association: A Dickens of a Christmas
November 29th
https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Dickens-of-a-Christmas/267695609938246

http://www.spartanburgdickens.org/

WATCH our interview with Kathy Chandler

The 18th annual A Dickens of a Christmas Victorian Christmas celebration, will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in downtown Spartanburg. *In case of severe weather, A Dickens of a Christmas will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011.  

The event, organized by the Spartanburg Downtown Association, will feature horse drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, hand bell choirs, ballet dancers,characters from the Charles Dickens novel, living windows, holiday choirs, and the magical Denny’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will get underway at 7:30 p.m. and will include a community sing-along of favorite Christmas songs.

 

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

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.

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