Greenville Events & Things to Do

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

Feb
16
Thu
2017
Music of The Beatles
Feb 16 – Feb 26 all-day

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents:

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2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Feb
22
Wed
2017
Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
Feb 22 @ 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.

Ellis: Island of Dreams
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am

GUNTER THEATRE Presents:

Ellis: Island of Dreams

2 shows: 10 am & noon

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For countless immigrants between the years of 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island represented hope and prosperity. People left everything to move to America in search of a better life for themselves and their loved ones. For some, dreams came true. For others, life in a new place where everyone speaks a different language was extremely difficult.

Ellis: Island of Dreams follows the story of immigrant families traveling long distances in search of the ever-elusive American Dream. It follows their trials, joys, heartbreaks and triumphs. And most importantly, it reestablishes the understanding that we are truly a nation of immigrants.

Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Performing Arts, World Cultures

Grades: 4-8

Production by Virginia Repertory Theatre

Eric McRay
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am

Eric McRay: Contempory Modernist

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McRay received a BFA degree at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, where he earned a four-year scholarship for his artistic talent.  A native of Washington, DC, McRay moved to North Carolina and has been exhibiting since 1987.  In November 1998, he was juried into Raleigh’s prestigious Artspace.  Since opening his Artspace studio in downtown Raleigh, McRay has served in the offices of Vice-President and President of the Artspace Artists Association, as well as served on Artspace’s board of directors and Executive Committee.

McRay’s artistic career has been featured on TV and radio programs, and in numerous newspapers, magazines and websites.  TheRaleigh News & Observer named him one of the “Artists to Watch”.  Numerous times he has been listed among the “Best Local Artist” and “Favorite Local Artist”.  McRay has received feature articles in Fortune Small Business, Art Business News, Our State Magazine and Southern Living Magazine.

Some of his collectors include the SAS Institute, American Tobacco Campus, North Carolina Central University Art Museum, Duke University Medical Center, Duke Health Raleigh Hospital, NC State University, UNC – Chapel Hill and Western Wake Hospital, as well as many private collectors locally, nationally and internationally.

McRay’s Guiding Principle is that an artist’s style is his visual language by which he communicates. Thus, Eric McRay is multilingual, with influences from the 1860s through the 1960s. Openness and exploration rather than a dedication to a particular style best characterize his work. “I believe there is no single correct pictorial solution,” says McRay.

Eric McRay: Contemporary Modernist will be on display in Gallery I from January 27-March 4.

10am-4pm, Monday-Friday
10am-1pm, Saturday
34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC 28782
The Good Making of Good Things
Feb 22 @ 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.

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and other storybooks
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and other storybooks

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Theatreworks USA
February 21 & 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Recommended for Grades K-4

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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.

In Other Words
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm

In Other Words

In Other Words is a group exhibition featuring the work of seven artists who are fascinated with letters and language. Viewers are challenged to consider words and text not only as a means of gaining and dispersing information, but as visual representations of human thoughts and emotions. The works on view range from photographs of vintage and out-of-print books, sculptural works made of repurposed to-do lists, and canvases embroidered with braille text. These vastly different materials and techniques all contribute to a celebration of the varied methods of visual communication.

Clemson University Baseball
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm

Clemson University Baseball vs. Western Carolina

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How to (Foster) Care Information meeting @ Gaffney Visitor's Center and Art Center
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm

Information meeting about foster care. Open to the Public, family friendly and completely free. How to get started in the process, what is required, how long is the process and receiving your first placement.

USC Upstate Baseball
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm

USC Upstate Baseball vs. UNC Asheville

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CoDA meeting
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm

CoDA meeting

Unitarian Universalism Fellowship @ 1135 State Park Road Greenville SC 29609

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

PEACE CONCERT HALL

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, Beautiful has a book by and Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and a 2015 Grammy® Award.

Bingo at The Esso Club
Feb 22 @ 8:30 pm

At The Esso Club: Bingo!

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129 Old Greenville Hwy, Clemson, SC 29631

Feb
23
Thu
2017
Stratasys Solutions Roadshow – TriMech Sponsored 3D Printing Event @ Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day

Are you searching for a way to make more cost-effective prototypes or manufacturing aids? Is your time to market impacted by long lead times? Then make plans now to attend the Stratasys Solutions Roadshow hosted by TriMech.
During this three-hour seminar, industry experts from Stratasys, including the Head of Tooling Solutions, Tim Schniepp and Senior Business Development Manager, Alissa Wild will share how untapped opportunities for additive manufacturing can impact your business.

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Storytime at Fiction Addiction @ Fiction Addiction
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am

Fiction Addiction Storytime

Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5 every Thursday morning at 10:30am.

Visit : fictionaddiction.com

King of the Mountain: Competitive Improv Games
Feb 23 @ 7:30 am

King of the Mountain: Competitive Improv Games

Every Thursday at 7:30pm it’s a full on comedy battle royale!

1 E Coffee St, Greenville, SC 29601

Boiling Springs Library : Playful Preschoolers Story Time
Feb 23 @ 2:30 pm

 


Boiling Springs Library :

Playful Preschoolers Story Time 3 – 4 years old Thursday 10:30 AM

871 Double Bridge Rd

Boiling Springs, SC 29316

(864)578-3665

Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs – 10am to 8pm

Wed, Fri, Sat – 10am to 6pm

Sun – 1:30pm to 6pm

Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
Feb 23 @ 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.