Greenville Events & Things to Do

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

Booze & Bites: Game Time Edition @ Whole Foods Market | Greenville
Jan 19 all-day

Join us for Booze & Bites: Game Time Edition January 19 from 5-7 PM. We will be sampling some of our favorite brews and game day snacks! Featuring Wicked Weed Brewery (Asheville, NC)

unnatural history
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm

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The works in Unnatural History are portals backwards or forwards (or sometimes both at once) in geologic time, offering visions from before, after, and during the tenancy of humankind. Dioramas of cast resin depicting bizarre plants and animate slime suggest a post-human period wherein nature reclaims the planet. Artificial geodes made of oil paint, latex, foam, and soil transport viewers into a distant future where industrial waste has become fossil evidence of human activity. Abstract wall sculptures use motor and crude oil as raw material in the depiction of the vast, intricate industrial landscapes of the near future, while wooden mosaics made of materials salvaged from hurricane-affected cities and reconstructed glass objects found on beaches suggest a possible utopian remedy to decline, decay, and disintegration. Overall, the exhibition underscores and illustrates the many ways in which the technological processes of mass mining, manufacturing, resource extraction, and large-scale industrial agriculture have altered not only the present, but also the future history of our planet.

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

​This exhibition is generously sponsored by Bagwell Fence, SantoLubes, Kerin Hannah, Margaret + George Nixon, Sikanas Family Charitable Fund, and Susu + George Dean Johnson, Jr.

Live Music at Smiley’s
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm



Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Please see our website for more information

6:30 & 10pm

111 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29601

NetWest Open Mic
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm

The NetWest program of the North Carolina Writers Network and City Lights Bookstore will host an open mic night at the bookstore on Friday, January 19th at 7 p.m. Folks are encouraged to bring their poetry or short pieces to share. Sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m. for a 10-minute reading session. The North Carolina Writers’ Network connects, promotes, and serves the writers of this state.  They provide education in the craft and business of writing, opportunities for recognition and critique of literary work, resources for writers at all stages of development, support for and advocacy of the literary heritage of North Carolina, and a community for those who write.

A Turnpike Sunset
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm

A Turnpike Sunset

Written and produced by Tom Godleski

January 11-21, 2018

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm

A group of 19th century drovers traveling the Buncombe Turnpike have gathered around a campfire to tell stories, play instruments, sing and, of course, drink moonshine. A Turnpike Sunset is historical fiction, with stories from the era of the Turnpike, as well as stories from Tom’s family. This show is filled with funny anecdotes, history, and live music performed by members of the Asheville bluegrass group Buncombe Turnpike. Authentically Appalachian!

The Aspen String Trio
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm

The Aspen String Trio

Fri. Jan. 19, 2018 | 7:30 pm

The Aspen String TrioAbout The Aspen String Trio

The Aspen String Trio is one of the rare professional string trios performing and touring today. Summer faculty colleagues at the Aspen Festival and School, AST members have been playing together for more than twenty years: violinist David Perry, violist Victoria Chiang, and cellist Mike Mermagen.

Celebrated for virtuoso performance offered with humor and insight, AST performs the complete trios of Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert, as well as lesser known blockbuster works by Dohnanyi, Hindemith, Martinů, Rozsa, Gideon Klein, Veress, Villa-Lobos and Ysaÿe, among others.

Recent engagements include the Los Angeles Music Guild and the National Gallery of Art, as well as residencies in Texas, Georgia, the Carolinas, Alabama, Delaware, Washington and Colorado. For six seasons AST was Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Baltimore. During the 2017-2018 season the trio’s tours include concert engagements and teaching residencies throughout Iowa, Georgia, South Carolina, and New York, often collaborating with host colleagues on piano quintets and quartets, and string sextets.

As teaching faculty at distinguished universities and conservatories, Trio members are committed to incorporating educational components into all residencies. In addition to standard masterclasses, they offer a unique variety of classes and workshops covering topics such as The Business of Music, Poetry, Creative Writing, and Management, all developed to address aspects of students’ professional lives, and to tie in Classical Music with other areas of their study.

Joshua Lozoff
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm

Joshua Lozoff
Life Is Magic 

True to his “Life is Magic” motto, entertainer Joshua Lozoff walks his talk, performing everywhere from upscale penthouse suites to the slums of Guatemala City, sharing magic with Fortune 500 CEOs, folks on the street, and everyone in between. “The most beautiful thing about magic,” explains Lozoff, “is how it appeals to everyone. From a black-tie gala to a backyard barbeque, everyone has a few moments in time which transcend our ordinary reality, moments of awe, of astonishment, and just a flat-out fun time.” At the top of the genre, Lozoff’s amazing illusions, deep love for the art form, and fascination with human psychology make for a mind-bending and captivating evening.

Tickets: Regular $35, Student $30, Child $20
Student Rush Day-of-Show $10

Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm


South Carolina native and singer-songwriter Patrick Davis returns to the Peace Center, and this time he’s bringing His Midnight Choir with him!

Davis has released four well-received, full-length albums and toured the U.S. and Europe as both a headliner and support act for Darius Rucker, Jewel, and others. As a songwriter, he’s had over 50 songs recorded by artists such as Jimmy Buffet, Lady Antebellum, Imelda May, Darius Rucker, Jewel, Robert Randolph, and Guy Clark.

Borrowing its name from a line in Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On a Wire,” His Midnight Choir is an 11-piece band featuring horns and background singers. Since the very first time playing dates together, Patrick Davis & His Midnight Choir have witnessed growing congregations across the Southeast and beyond.

They Might Be Giants
Jan 19 @ 9:00 pm
Live Music at The Radio Room
Jan 19 @ 9:30 pm

Live Music at The Radio Room*

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Venue Hours:

Sun – Fri 8pm – 4am

Sat 8PM- 2am

MUSIC on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights starting at 9:30pm

“Upstate natives Geoff Cannada and David Raghib started Radio Room nearly five years ago with the idea of creating an intimate dive bar setting for local and regional bands to play in a judgement free, relaxed environment. Their mission is edifying the local music scene in Greenville on a micro level. When Radio Room started, the goal was combining great customer service with an atmosphere where local bands and music fans could see other like-minded regional bands they might not otherwise encounter in Greenville. The idea was that they would perhaps grow with one another, creating networking opportunities and a support system. 

*Please see website for schedule

The Greenville News Run Downtown 5k
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am


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50K, 30K, & 8K

The Tsali Trail Races has something for everyone. Even if you’ve never raced on trails before, Tsali is a great place to make it your first! With gently rolling hills, well groomed trails, and picturesque views of Lake Fontana, Tsali is a great event to start off your new year! We’re heading into the 5th year under my direction of the event, and it’s one I always look forward to!

Aesop’s Fables
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am

Aesop’s Fables

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

January 20, 2018

Saturday at 10:00 am

These 2,600 year old gems have never been this entertaining! Join our hilarious actors as they stumble across the assembled crowd and decide to put on a showcase of Aesop’s greatest hits. The result is a fast-paced, high-energy production that has literally left audiences shouting for more. For “The Fox and the Grapes” and “The Tortoise and the Hare” to “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “The Lion and the Mouse,” these animal-filled adventures focus on honesty, compassion, hard work and kindness.

Buti Yoga @ The Pole Academy
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join TPA for Buti Yoga with certified instructor Sara Brooks! The hour class will include an intro session with common poses & alignment and super energetic flow!
Buti fuses power yoga with cardio-intensive tribal dance, hip hop and other sexy moves to sculpt and tone the deep abdominal muscles that stabilize and strengthen the body.
Class is open to women & men 18+ (explict lyrics during class)
Saturday, January 20th @ 10AM – $10 – limited spaces – *NOT included in membership packages*

Buti Yoga
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am

Buti Yoga

Join TPA for Buti Yoga with certified instructor Sara Brooks! The hour class will include an intro session with common poses & alignment and super energetic flow!

Buti fuses power yoga with cardio-intensive tribal dance, hip hop and other sexy moves to sculpt and tone the deep abdominal muscles that stabilize and strengthen the body.

Class is open to women & men 18+ (explict lyrics during class)

Saturday, January 20th @ 10AM – $10 – limited spaces – *NOT included in membership packages*


Jan 20 @ 10:00 am

10:00 am: Hendricks Library, Simpsonville
11:30 am: Hughes Main Library, Greenville

Featuring the GSO Wind Quintet


Needing a change of pace, a donkey heads to Bremen from his farm home in search of the life of a musician.  On his journey, he encounters a dog, a cat, and a rooster.  They become unlikely friends, and the pack travels together to Bremen to join the Town Band.  Their expedition creates lovely friendships as they face unpredictable obstacles together.  The GSO Wind Quintet, together with a reading by SCCT Principal Teaching Artist Traysie Amick, will bring these diverse friends to life.

Lollipops concerts introduce children to classical music and the instruments of the orchestra through interactive concerts presented by members of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.  During each concert, chamber ensembles accompany a storybook reading.  And, of course, audience members receive a lollipop at the end of each performance!

Lollipops concerts are appropriate for children ages 2 to 7, although all children and adults are welcome.  Programs last approximately 30 minutes.  Reservations are not required and admission is free.

Lollipops is sponsored by BMW Manufacturing Co.

Winter Tree ID
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am

Most people learn to identify trees by their leaves, but during winter trees do not have any leaves. During this workshop Dan Whitten, President of the Native Plant Society, will show us how to identify trees using bark and twigs.

Ages: 16 years and older

Cost: $10 per person

Pre-registration is required by Thursday, December 18th. A minimum of 8 participants is required. 
 To pay you will need to click on the Paypal link (YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO PAY!!!). Once that page opens you will be asked to enter your email address and the click continue. Once the second page opens it will ask for a password but you can scroll to the bottom of that page to pay with credit or debit without creating a Paypal account. If you have any issues registering or any other questions please email [email protected]
Bendy Birds Yoga
Jan 20 @ 11:45 am

Birds Fly South Ale Project

1320 Hampton Ave Ext, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
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Girl Scout Badge Day
Jan 20 @ 12:30 pm
Converse College Women’s Basketball
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm

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Converse College Women’s Basketball

Pioneer Arena, Spartanburg, SC