Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

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Sunday, January 17, 2021
Beethoven’s Quarter Millennial-Virtual Concert Series Early Sonatas
Jan 17 – Apr 5 all-day
Sigal Music Museum

Sigal Music Museum and pianist, Zack Hughes have come together to celebrate the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven’s work has withstood the test of time and echoes of his famous hooks are heard in contemporary music spanning across genres. To celebrate what would have been his 250th birthday, Sigal Music Museum is presenting a virtual concert series featuring a young Beethoven enthusiast, Zack Hughes. Classically trained at The Julliard School, Zack Hughes will perform Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas over the course of 32 weeks from the Sigal Music Museum in Greenville, South Carolina. The series will highlight modern instruments made by Steinway and Feurich, as well as historical instruments made by Stein, Broadwood, and Walter – all located at Sigal Music Museum. Debuting on Facebook and YouTube every Monday at 11AM.
Early Sonatas:
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor
Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major (“Grand Sonata”)
Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major
Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor (“Pathétique
Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major (Also arranged for String Quartet in F major (H 34) in 1801)
Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major
Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat major
Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major (“Funeral March”)
Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major ‘Sonata quasi una fantasia’
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor ‘Sonata quasi una fantasia’ (“Moonlight”)
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major (“Pastoral”)
Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor
Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major

Call For Art Submissions: Female Artists in grades 9 through 12
Jan 17 all-day
Online w/ Converse College

Gillian Pigg 'Coiled' Best in Show Young Women in ArtConverse College’s Department of Art and Design is accepting entries for our 2021 Young Women in Art Juried Virtual Exhibition. This will be our final farewell to the annual YWIA event. We will be taking a break as we transition to Converse University and we will be back in 2022 with a new annual juried exhibition!

All women in South Carolina in grades 9 through 12 are invited to submit entries to the exhibition. The Young Women in Art Juried Virtual Exhibition provides a venue to recognize exemplary artworks of young women in high school, to help students begin to prepare for a major in art while still in grades 9-12, and to introduce them to Converse’s Department of Art and Design and the variety of majors now offered to men and women.

Submissions close on February 14, 2021.

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY HERE.

Artwork Featured, “Best in Show”: Gillian Pigg, Grade 9, Prismacolor and Charcoal, “Coiled”, Teacher Kirsten Kelly

January is National Blood Donor Month
Jan 17 all-day
The Blood Connection various locations

Amid the arrival of the long awaited COVID-19 vaccine, the demand for a well-known treatment for those battling the virus, convalescent plasma, has skyrocketed.

The Blood Connection (TBC), a non-profit community blood center, has seen the demand for this life-saving product triple in the past few months because of its effectiveness.
However, the need for convalescent plasma continues to far outrun the supply.
The release of the COVID-19 vaccine has created a challenge for TBC, as it reduces the number
of people who are eligible to give convalescent plasma. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA)
has recommended that donors who have received the vaccine should not donate convalescent
plasma but can donate whole blood (a regular blood donation). To give convalescent plasma,
donors must be symptom free for at least 14 days and must have proof of a positive COVID-19
test or positive COVID-19 antibody test.

Visit web site or call to schedule your donation appointment:
Hendersonville
825 Spartanburg Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Greenville
435 Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607

Spartanburg
270 N. Grove Medical Park Dr.
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Asheville
225 Airport Rd.
Arden, NC 28704

lighten up spartanburg!
Jan 17 all-day
Throughout city of Spartanburg

lighten up spartanburg!

36 artists + 30 sponsors + 28 fiberglass light bulbs = 300 square feet of art!

travis galloway

Lighten Up Spartanburg is a large scale public art project that bolsters the cultural vitality of downtown Spartanburg, expands the local economy through tourism, provides opportunities to local and regional artists, and fosters connections between local businesses and the arts.

MLK Days of Service w/ The United Way
Jan 17 all-day
Online w/ The United Way

Give back and make a difference.

The 2021 MLK Days of Service are almost here – and Americans across the country are rolling up their sleeves in service. Are you ready to get out and serve?

Making time to volunteer for the 2021 MLK Days of Service is a great way to engage with your community while honoring the legacy of Dr. King. Whether you plan on participating in a training, picking up a hammer, or helping to create hygiene kits in the next few days, know that what you do makes a world of difference.

This year, we hope you’ll take advantage of the trainings and discussions designed to foster open conversations about diversity, inclusion, and equity.

To view the work opportunities visit: Needs | United Way of the Piedmont (galaxydigital.com)

You can order a long-sleeve t-shirt to commemorate your service for just $15! Click here to view the t-shirt.

Order your shirt here.

Honor Dr. King’s legacy all year. Pledge to serve in his honor throughout the year.

Sensational Sigal Exhibition
Jan 17 – Dec 31 all-day
Sigal Music Museum

Celebrating our renaming, the Sensational Sigal exhibition presents highlights from the unparalleled musical instrument collection of Marlowe A. Sigal while exploring the life of the man behind this remarkable gift. The exhibition features a broad range of objects and offers one of the most robust displays of keyboard instruments and wind instruments in the world.

Spartanburg Regional: online tool for COVID-19 vaccine registration list Ages 70+
Jan 17 all-day
Online

Spartanburg Regional Hospital (File/ FOX Carolina)© Provided by WHNS Greenville

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System announced on Wednesday that people who are in Phase 1a or seniors age 70- and older can add their names to a registration list via an online tool.

Officials said people can register starting this Friday at SpartanburgRegional.com/Vaccine. Once Spartanburg Regional receives confirmation of additional vaccine allocations from the federal government, they will begin notifying eligible individuals who have registered online that URL.

Officials said people who are unable to register online and have additional questions may also call Spartanburg Regional’s COVID-19 Customer Service by phone at 864-577-4091.

The Legacy of Dave Hart
Jan 17 all-day
Online w/ Flat Rock Playhouse

Blue, pink, and orange gradient.
                Text reads Remembering Dave Hart.

Dave Hart smiling

The Legacy of Dave Hart

Born Jan. 13, 1959, in Glen Cove, Dave Hart was an artist, actor, director, and teacher. He performed in many national tours and regional theatres from Maine to Seattle, Washington. He first came to the Rock in 2000 as an actor playing Julian Marsh in 42nd Street and went on to play Jud Fry in Oklahoma, Dickinson in 1776, Emile de Becque in South Pacific, Jonathan in Arsenic and Old Lace, and Abel Frake in State Fair.

Dave started teaching full time at the Playhouse in 2008. He directed numerous Studio 52 (formerly YouTheatre) productions. We honor his memory and his legacy of commitment to theatre arts education for anyone who wants it through the Dave Hart Scholarship Fund.

You Put An AmazonSmile On Our Face Flat Rock Playhouse
Jan 17 all-day
Online
Flat Rock Playhouse. When
                    you shop at AmazonSmile.com, Amazon donates.

You Put An AmazonSmile On Our Face

Sign up for AmazonSmile today and support FRP at no cost to you. Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase price directly to FRP. Participation is easy, and, once you’re set-up, you shop online and Amazon takes care of the rest. To register, visit http://smile.amazon.com/Make sure to select Vagabond School Of The Drama Inc!

2021 Valentines Gala to Go
Jan 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Online w/ Anderson County Museum

wine, roses, and a charcuterie board

The Anderson County Museum is grateful to the Friends of the Museum for their plans for the 2021 Gala to Go. Purchase a Friends Gala to Go Sponsorship and support our new permanent exhibit at the Anderson County Museum. Order by February 1, 2021. Pick up your basket on February 13, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Anderson County Museum.

Putumayo’s Featured Kids Musicians Video. Precious!
Jan 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Online w/ LEAF

Putumayo’s Featured Kids Musicians Video. Precious!

 

Summer 2021 applications are open! Brevard Music Center
Jan 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Online w/ Brevard Music Center

Immerse Yourself in Music

Become part of the BMC community. Experience the thrill of performing with the world’s most celebrated artists. Practice your craft and develop your skills in a picturesque rehearsal studio – in nature, beside the lake, amongst the white pines, alongside the stream. Share a communal lunch or an impromptu conversation with faculty and guest artists in our cafeteria. Interact with patrons who fill our auditoriums and love to hear your music.

We welcome you, the next generation of musicians and artists. We encourage you, and challenge you, to experience the magic of the Brevard Music Center. In a community of musicians, you will be transformed. On the stage and in the classroom, you will be inspired. In just one summer, you will make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

This is Brevard. Be inspired. Be here.

Flat Rock Playhouse 2021 calendar!
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

2021 year calendar with photo of the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage covered in snow.

Start the year off right with a Flat Rock Playhouse 2021 calendar! This beautiful image of our Mainstage was taken by longtime Vagabond and Flat Rock Playhouse favorite, Scott Treadway. Enjoy the view of the Rock all year round in your office, on the kitchen wall, or above your desk. This quality printed calendar is 20″x16″ and supports the arts in North Carolina.

 

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Knit-n-Give
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Oklahoma! POSTPONED
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Peace Center

show

Postponed

Important Information
The performances of Oklahoma! at the Peace Center have been postponed to the fall of 2021.

“How is it that the coolest new show on Broadway is a 1943 musical?” says The New York Times. This is Oklahoma! as you’ve never seen or heard it before — reimagined for the 21st century, and now the Tony Award® winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Funny and sexy, dark and jolting, this acclaimed production of Oklahoma! “lets us experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatness anew” (The New Yorker).

Stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, Daniel Fish’s production tells a story of a community circling its wagons against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this Oklahoma! allows the classic musical — and our country — to be seen in a whole new light.

“This production shocked me and moved me,” raves Frank Rich of New York Magazine. “This is the Oklahoma! that was there all along.” The Daily Beast raves “Forget your traditional idea of Oklahoma! Daniel Fish’s daring, brilliant, utterly absorbing re-interpretation is dark and different — brilliantly so.”

Audience Advisory: Contains fog, loud gunshot effects, moments of total darkness, and violence.

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End
Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm
Greenville Theatre
A One Woman Show celebrating the life of a great American humorist.

“If like is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?” Erma Bombeck, the legendary humorist, gave voice to the frustrations of a generation of women in her syndicated newspaper column At Wit’s End. This charming, one-woman show brings to  life the humor and wisdom of a mother, housewife, and social commentator.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. Jacksonville Icemen
Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm
Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Swamp Rabbits Hockey offers fantastic fun for the whole family! The Greenville Swamp Rabbits play in the South Division of the Eastern Conference of the ECHL, the premiere AA hockey league. For more information on Swamp Rabbits hockey, visit swamprabbits.com

Sweet Honey In The Rock MLK Day Celebration Concert Bundle
Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm
Online w/ LEAF

MLK Day Concert Bundle

Enjoy both the afternoon and evening concerts along with an intimate conversation with Sweet Honey, which will take place at 7:15 PM ET and is only available to bundle ticket holders. During this moderated dialogue, the artists will gather onstage and respond to your questions. Members of the group will share reflections from nearly five decades of activism and performance. Bundle ticket holders will also have extended access to re-watch the concerts for 1-week after the live broadcast.

Sweet Honey In The Rock

MLK Day Celebration Reclaiming the Beloved Community

Join Washington, D.C.-based, African-American a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock®, as they mark this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a celebration of hope, resilience, and new beginnings. The ensemble will once again take the stage at the historic Lincoln Theatre, where they will look out to an audience of thousands from around the world who have joined via Zoom so that they can be seen by the artists. The concert will feature an exciting lineup of special guests including Kiki Shepard, Keith David, Mumu Fresh, Azar Lawrence, and Wycliffe Gordon who reflect the life of Reverend King and offer words of inspiration for the future.

Since 1973, Sweet Honey has empowered and inspired with songs about a range of social issues, blending potent themes with gorgeous artistry to stir the mind and the soul. Throughout their sterling career, the ensemble has raised their voices to defend civil rights, social justice, equality, and freedom for all.

The three-time Grammy® Award-nominated and internationally renowned group currently consists of members Carol MaillardLouise RobinsonNitanju Bolade CaselAisha KahlilRochelle Rice, Christie Dashiell, and features Romeir Mendez on upright acoustic bass and electric bass. This performance will include American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, Barbara Hunt.

 

Sweet Honey In The Rock MLK Day Celebration Reclaiming the Beloved Community
Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Online w/ LEAF

MLK Day Afternoon Concert

Join Washington, D.C.-based, African-American a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock®, as they mark this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a celebration of hope, resilience, and new beginnings. The ensemble will once again take the stage at the historic Lincoln Theatre, where they will look out to an audience of thousands from around the world who have joined via Zoom so that they can be seen by the artists. The concert will feature an exciting lineup of special guests including Kiki Shepard, Keith David, Mumu Fresh, Azar Lawrence, and Wycliffe Gordon who reflect the life of Reverend King and offer words of inspiration for the future.

Since 1973, Sweet Honey has empowered and inspired with songs about a range of social issues, blending potent themes with gorgeous artistry to stir the mind and the soul. Throughout their sterling career, the ensemble has raised their voices to defend civil rights, social justice, equality, and freedom for all.

The three-time Grammy® Award-nominated and internationally renowned group currently consists of members Carol MaillardLouise RobinsonNitanju Bolade CaselAisha KahlilRochelle Rice, Christie Dashiell, and features Romeir Mendez on upright acoustic bass and electric bass. This performance will include American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, Barbara Hunt.