Greenville Events & Things to Do

Explore theatres, galleries, concerts, nightlife, things to do , and more in the Greenville, SC and Upstate areas.

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Biltmore Blooms
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

Biltmore Blooms

Included with estate admission.

You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. Our gardens – designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms.

The Biltmore Estate,  1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

AT THE BILTMORE:

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics

February 10 – July 4, 2017

Portrait of a Lady screen still of Nicole Kidman in formal period costume

The artistry of great literary works, costume design, and movie making comes together in Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s love of literature, Designed for Drama showcases more than 40 award-winning movie costumes from films based on favorite books in his collection.

Vanderbilt amassed a personal library of more than 22,000 volumes at his North Carolina home alone. He also counted leading authors of the era as personal friends, including Henry James, Paul Leicester Ford, and Edith Wharton—all of whom stayed at Biltmore House as guests. That literary connection is brought home in the exhibition with the costumes accompanied by the original books from Vanderbilt’s library that inspired the films.

The exhibition features elaborate costumes from recent films that bring literary characters to life, including Sherlock Holmes, Finding Neverland, Anna Karenina, and Pride and Prejudice. Costumes from 13 movies are dramatically staged in the magnificent rooms of Biltmore House. The fashions on display reveal the attention to detail involved in period costume design, and represent the work of costume designers at the highest level of their profession.

Entry to this exhibition is included in Biltmore admission. Save $10 per admission ticket when you buy 7 or more days in advance.

MIKE WILEY’S BREACH OF PEACE: STORY OF THE FREEDOM RIDERS
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

MIKE WILEY’S BREACH OF PEACE: STORY OF THE FREEDOM RIDERS

GUNTER THEATRE

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Her parents had always taught her to be ready. “The day will come,” her father said, “and when it does, you should be ready.” So, Jean Thompson prepared herself to do something that had to be done. Even if it was terrifying…

In a sobering one-man show, Mike Wiley takes audiences back to Montgomery, Alabama in 1961 to follow the stories of Jean Thompson and her fellow Freedom Riders as they board a Trailways bus in an attempt to desegregate public transportation. Hear accounts from the surviving participants, some of the 300 people they inspired to do the same, and celebrate the individuals of various races who came together to fight injustice.


Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Performing Arts

Grades: 5-8

The Good Making of Good Things
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

On View: January 20 – May 20, 2017

The Good Making of Good Things investigates Craft Horizons, a watershed publication, which ran from 1941-1979, and explores how the magazine documented and shaped the concept of craft as a movement, career, way of life, and cultural phenomenon.

During its nearly forty years in print, Craft Horizons documented the craft movement as it happened. This exhibition pairs works by makers featured in the magazine with articles, reviews, and letters from readers to illustrate the essential role it played in the development of craft and its cultural connections.  In a pre-Internet era, Craft Horizons was the field’s tutorial guide, its social network, and its image-sharing database. It gave the artist, enthusiast, scholar, or casual hobbyist access to all that occurred in craft.

The magazine began as a humble unnamed newsletter in 1941, bringing together a like-minded community that had yet to connect nationally. By the 1970s, Craft Horizons had grown into the field’s leading voice. In 1979, the American Craft Council, its publisher, rebranded it as American Craft, which is still in print today.

Featured artists include: Tanya Aguiñiga (b. 1978), David Gilhooly (1943-2013), Rudi Gernreich (1922-1985), Ted Hallman (b. 1933), Harvey Littleton (1922-2013), Jaydan Moore (b. 1986), George Nakashima (1905-1990), Ruth Radakovich (1920-1975), Svetozar Radakovich (1918-1998), Southern Highland Craft GuildRudolf Staffel (1911-2002), Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003), Peter Voulkos (1924-2002), Betty Woodman (b. 1953)

The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons 1941–1979 is curated by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s (CCCD) 2017 Curatorial Fellows Elizabeth Essner, Lily Kane, and Meaghan Roddy and organized by CCCD.

The CCCD Curatorial Fellowship is made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Rotasa Foundation with additional support from Gary Ferraro and Lorne Lassiter. All Craft Horizons images and content owned by the American Craft Council and provided courtesy of the ACC Library & Archives.

CCCD is supported in part by a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is located at 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sat, 10 – 6.

Movie Screening: No Where to Call Home
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am

Movie Screening: No Where to Call Home

Upstate International

NOWHERE TO CALL HOME is a story provides a rare glimpse into the world of a
Tibetan farmer, torn between her traditional way of life and her desire for her son to have a better future in the city.

Shot in the slums of Beijing and a remote village, this gripping story of a woman determined to beat the odds puts a human face on the political strife that fractures China and Tibet.

Along the way it challenges common western stereotypes about Tibetans, and reveals a dark side of village life, where, as the saying goes, ‘women aren’t worth a penny.’

Greenville Technical College Northwest Campus Heritage hall
8109 White Horse Rd
Greenville, SC 29617
USA

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm

Table Rock State Park Presents: Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours

Several prominent families of Colonial and Antebellum South Carolina lived at Hampton Plantation, including Rutledges, Horrys and Pinckneys. Today, the mansion stands as a testament to the wealth and power of these families as well as the craftsmanship of the builders.

Tours include a study of the architecture and evolution of the house, as seen in the open walls and unfurnished rooms, as well as personal insight into the people that called Hampton home.

Is Art Work? @ Spartanburg Art Museum
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm

Is Art Work? is a group exhibition featuring five artists whose work is meticulous, meditative, or laborious: artworks that require hard work. Each of the pieces in this exhibition required dozens, if not hundreds, of hours to produce. The central myth of the artist in our culture is that of the “starving artist”, whose labor is so undervalued that he or she cannot even afford to eat. Yet we all consume what artists produce – art – on a daily basis. The design of our clothing, the shape of our homes, the expressions and idioms we use to communicate, the caskets we will be buried in when we die: all are the work of artists of one kind or another. Why is a group that is at work in every sector of our society so marginalized?

Is Art Work? challenges viewers to consider the production of art as a repetitive, highly focused course of action, and calls attention to the often unseen labor behind every work of art.

Is Art Work?

For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator, Ashleigh Shuler, by email at [email protected] or call 864.582.7616 x 254.

OYSTERS AND PINTS MONDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm

The Purple Onion

OYSTERS AND PINTS MONDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT

Every Monday and Tuesday we feature oysters on the half shell, raw or roasted and $3 pints.

Phone: 828.749.1179

16 Main St, Saluda NC

Greenville DOWNTOWN Line Dancing
Mar 28 @ 6:15 pm

Greenville DOWNTOWN Line Dancing

Every Tuesday from 6:15 to 8 pm at Sears Rec Center in McPherson Park (corner of N Main & E Park). Dances are taught in a fun and easy way with a variety of music – Hip Hop, R&B, Rock & Roll, Latin, Country, Shag, Swing. Party dances include Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Bikers Shuffle, Cha Cha Slide. Second hour moves into mainstream dances -Good Time, Tush Push, R&B Boogie and more. No partner or dance knowledge required. Two left feet are fine. Bring your friends and have some fun. Cost – $5 (Greenville City Residents -$4)

Sears Rec Center, 100 E Park Ave, Greenville SC 29601

Clemson University Baseball
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm

Clemson University Baseball vs. Furman

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Science on Tap
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm

A scientist walks into a bar…

WHAT
A forum where people come to learn about and discuss recent discoveries in science and technology while having fun! An expert will give an informal talk for 20-30 minutes, followed by Q&A and discussion. Attendees can get up, eat or refresh their beverages at any time. Science on Tap is FREE and open to all ages!

WHEN
Plan to join us at our next gathering. See schedule of speakers below.
Clemson: On the third Monday of each month, 6-7:15 p.m.
Greenville: On the last Tuesday of each month, 6:30 -7:45 p.m.

Point Galss for Science on Tap at Clemson University, Clemson SC

WHERE
Clemson: Moe Joe Coffee Company —  385 Old Greenville Hwy., Clemson, SC 29631, 
864-653-8563
Greenville: Coffee Underground, 1 East Coffee St., Greenville SC 29601

CONTACT
Vicki Corbin, Ph.D.
Director of Education Outreach and Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center
[email protected]

SFJAZZ Collective: The Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm

SFJAZZ Collective: The Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions

Cost: $30 adults/$15 students

Location: Brooks Center for the Performing Arts

Mar
29
Wed
2017
Biltmore Blooms
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am

Biltmore Blooms

Included with estate admission.

You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. Our gardens – designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms.

The Biltmore Estate,  1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am

AT THE BILTMORE:

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics

February 10 – July 4, 2017

Portrait of a Lady screen still of Nicole Kidman in formal period costume

The artistry of great literary works, costume design, and movie making comes together in Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s love of literature, Designed for Drama showcases more than 40 award-winning movie costumes from films based on favorite books in his collection.

Vanderbilt amassed a personal library of more than 22,000 volumes at his North Carolina home alone. He also counted leading authors of the era as personal friends, including Henry James, Paul Leicester Ford, and Edith Wharton—all of whom stayed at Biltmore House as guests. That literary connection is brought home in the exhibition with the costumes accompanied by the original books from Vanderbilt’s library that inspired the films.

The exhibition features elaborate costumes from recent films that bring literary characters to life, including Sherlock Holmes, Finding Neverland, Anna Karenina, and Pride and Prejudice. Costumes from 13 movies are dramatically staged in the magnificent rooms of Biltmore House. The fashions on display reveal the attention to detail involved in period costume design, and represent the work of costume designers at the highest level of their profession.

Entry to this exhibition is included in Biltmore admission. Save $10 per admission ticket when you buy 7 or more days in advance.

MIKE WILEY’S DAR HE: THE STORY OF EMMETT TILL
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am

MIKE WILEY’S DAR HE: THE STORY OF EMMETT TILL

GUNTER THEATRE

2 shows: 10am & noon

When he stepped off the train from Chicago into the Mississippi Delta in 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till made a mistake that ended up having fatal consequences. He whistled at a white woman.

Mike Wiley’s solo show brings Emmett’s story to the stage utilizing actual conversations with a Look Magazine journalist, Emmett’s mother, others who witnessed the events, and confessions from the men accused of his murder. This groundbreaking play examines everything from the murder, to the trial, and highlights a young African-American boy’s story that needs to be heard.


Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Performing Arts

Grades: 8 and up

The Good Making of Good Things
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am

On View: January 20 – May 20, 2017

The Good Making of Good Things investigates Craft Horizons, a watershed publication, which ran from 1941-1979, and explores how the magazine documented and shaped the concept of craft as a movement, career, way of life, and cultural phenomenon.

During its nearly forty years in print, Craft Horizons documented the craft movement as it happened. This exhibition pairs works by makers featured in the magazine with articles, reviews, and letters from readers to illustrate the essential role it played in the development of craft and its cultural connections.  In a pre-Internet era, Craft Horizons was the field’s tutorial guide, its social network, and its image-sharing database. It gave the artist, enthusiast, scholar, or casual hobbyist access to all that occurred in craft.

The magazine began as a humble unnamed newsletter in 1941, bringing together a like-minded community that had yet to connect nationally. By the 1970s, Craft Horizons had grown into the field’s leading voice. In 1979, the American Craft Council, its publisher, rebranded it as American Craft, which is still in print today.

Featured artists include: Tanya Aguiñiga (b. 1978), David Gilhooly (1943-2013), Rudi Gernreich (1922-1985), Ted Hallman (b. 1933), Harvey Littleton (1922-2013), Jaydan Moore (b. 1986), George Nakashima (1905-1990), Ruth Radakovich (1920-1975), Svetozar Radakovich (1918-1998), Southern Highland Craft GuildRudolf Staffel (1911-2002), Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003), Peter Voulkos (1924-2002), Betty Woodman (b. 1953)

The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons 1941–1979 is curated by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s (CCCD) 2017 Curatorial Fellows Elizabeth Essner, Lily Kane, and Meaghan Roddy and organized by CCCD.

The CCCD Curatorial Fellowship is made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Rotasa Foundation with additional support from Gary Ferraro and Lorne Lassiter. All Craft Horizons images and content owned by the American Craft Council and provided courtesy of the ACC Library & Archives.

CCCD is supported in part by a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is located at 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sat, 10 – 6.

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm

Table Rock State Park Presents: Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours

Several prominent families of Colonial and Antebellum South Carolina lived at Hampton Plantation, including Rutledges, Horrys and Pinckneys. Today, the mansion stands as a testament to the wealth and power of these families as well as the craftsmanship of the builders.

Tours include a study of the architecture and evolution of the house, as seen in the open walls and unfurnished rooms, as well as personal insight into the people that called Hampton home.

Is Art Work? @ Spartanburg Art Museum
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm

Is Art Work? is a group exhibition featuring five artists whose work is meticulous, meditative, or laborious: artworks that require hard work. Each of the pieces in this exhibition required dozens, if not hundreds, of hours to produce. The central myth of the artist in our culture is that of the “starving artist”, whose labor is so undervalued that he or she cannot even afford to eat. Yet we all consume what artists produce – art – on a daily basis. The design of our clothing, the shape of our homes, the expressions and idioms we use to communicate, the caskets we will be buried in when we die: all are the work of artists of one kind or another. Why is a group that is at work in every sector of our society so marginalized?

Is Art Work? challenges viewers to consider the production of art as a repetitive, highly focused course of action, and calls attention to the often unseen labor behind every work of art.

Is Art Work?

For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator, Ashleigh Shuler, by email at [email protected] or call 864.582.7616 x 254.