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

Jan
1
Mon
2018
Solar Observing in the Boeing Observatory
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day

Get an up-close look at the Sun through our solar scope on these days and times:
Mon. – Fri: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.*
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: All Observatory activities are dependent on clear skies.
*Observatory may be in use for scheduled school classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Mar
28
Wed
2018
Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross @ Upcountry History Museum
Mar 28 – Jun 3 all-day

The Upcountry History Museum explores the world of superheroes and superstars through a special exhibition from the Norman Rockwell Museum. Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross includes over 100 pieces of original artwork; including paintings, sketches, and models created by Alex Ross, one of the greatest artists in the field of comic books.

Apr
7
Sat
2018
The Power of Children: Making a DIfference @ Upcountry History Museum
Apr 7 – May 23 all-day

The Upcountry History Museum is proud to host The Power of Children – Making a Difference, a traveling exhibition from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibition aspires to show the power that words, action, and voice can have even when we are faced with hatred, racism, and discrimination.

A most timely project, designed for a broad audience, this major exhibition tells the story of three amazing young people – Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White – who endured so much at a young age, but didn’t let discrimination and hate define them.

The exhibit, which chronicles their lives, is not only about their individual stories; it is also about the challenges faced by today’s children, things like bullying and standing up for another person or cause, even when it’s not the easiest thing to do. Intertwining the past with the present, visitors are challenged to reflect and find ways that they can make a difference.

Planning Your Visit

Apr
10
Tue
2018
Art By Graduating Seniors On Display
Apr 10 @ 8:00 am – May 3 @ 5:00 pm

Art by 15 Furman University graduating seniors will be on display April 10-May 3 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on campus. Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A reception honoring the artists is set for Tuesday, April 10, 6-8 p.m. in the Roe Art Building. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Apr
16
Mon
2018
Advisement for Summer and Fall 2018
Apr 16 @ 8:00 am – May 4 @ 5:00 pm

Advisement for Summer and Fall 2018

Apr
24
Tue
2018
Dins Day
Apr 24 all-day

On April 24, 2018, the entire Furman community will join together and show pride in being a PalaDIN! Students mark this day as LDOC, or their last day of class for the school year. For alumni, friends, and family, Dins Day is a day of Furman spirit and giving.
For 24 hours, we will celebrate what it means to be a Paladin. For more information go to: www.furman.edu/dinsday

Earth Skin by Trish Salmon and Crystal Allen @ NC Arboretum
Apr 24 all-day

arth Skin is based upon the forms and textures of the earth using inspiration from aerial photography of Western North Carolina and topographical maps of local areas, including Pisgah National Forest and Balsam Range. Created by ceramic artists Trish Salmon and Crystal Allen, Earth Skin includes wall structures and pieces designed for mantles, shelves and tables. All works are available for purchase and a portion of the sales will be donated to The North Carolina Arboretum Society.

About the Artists

Trish Salmon

Trish has been studying clay for many years through the various classes available to her when she lived in the Atlanta area. Taking classes at Penland was a life changing experience and a turning point in her desire to become a studio ceramicist. She and her husband moved to Western North Carolina in 2007, and she has pursued her claywork full time after her career as a kitchen designer. Immediately after retirement, she enrolled in Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program in clay where she received her Associate’s Degree in 2014. She currently is a member of the Odyssey Coop Gallery in the River Arts District in Asheville, NC. She is also a founding member of Artisans on Main in downtown Weaverville where her studio is and where her work is primarily displayed.

Crystal Allen

Before discovering ceramics, Crystal earned a degree in Graphic Art and Design. She has also taught calligraphy, dabbled in watercolors and and learned how to felt, dye and spin natural fibers from her own llamas and sheep. Most recently, Crystal completed the Professional Crafts: Clay Associates degree at Haywood Community College.  Her pottery is primarily functional, with altered or hand built additions. Her pieces are produced in her studio, one of her favorite places on earth!

National Pet Month
Apr 24 all-day

Join Hands On! Children’s Museum in downtown Hendersonville, as we celebrate National Pet Month by creating critters from recycled materials. All ages will enjoy designing and creating animals out of everyday materials. This STEM activity will take place all day, April 24 through April 27, and is free with $5 admission/free for members. Recycled Critter Craft is sponsored by Etowah Valley Veterinary Hospital. The mission of Hands On! is to provide “hands on” educational experiences and science programs that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe environment. For additional information about their educational programs and facility, please visit their website at www.handsonwnc.org or call 828-697-8333.

Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science. @ NC Arboretum
Apr 24 all-day

Roots of Wisdom showcases the ways in which the traditional knowledge of native peoples and Western science are woven together to improve the natural world.

Featuring four indigenous communities, including the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, this traveling exhibit shares inspiring stories of environmental and cultural restoration that society faces today. Through the voices of elders and youth, engaging video interactives and hands-on games, visitors will gather resources, examine data and take part in the growing movement towards sustainability and the reclamation of age-old practices.

Exhibit support is provided in part by The North Carolina Arboretum SocietySmoky Mountain Living Magazine and Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty. “Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science.” was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Science Foundation.

Smiles of Spring Photo Contest @ Chimney Rock Park
Apr 24 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

It’s hard not to crack a smile while enjoying amazing views of Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge from on top of the Chimney. Capture photos of your family and friends enjoying the Park and enter them into our spring photo contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes.  We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.
GREAT PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS:
First Place – An overnight getaway to Hickory Nut Gorge with a stay at the historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, two passes to Chimney Rock, brunch for two at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours
Second Place – A Chimney Rock prize package including two passes to Chimney Rock, lunch for two at the Old Rock Café and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.
People’s Choice – Selected by our Facebook fans, the winning photo will be featured as the cover photo of our Facebook page for two weeks and the cover of our Pinterest board of winning photos. Prize includes two Park admission tickets, lunch for two at the Old Rock Café and a $20 gift certificate for Old Time Photo in Chimney Rock Village.
CONTEST RULES:

There is no fee to enter the contest. All photographs must be taken inside Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park only in areas accessible to guests between March 20, 2018- June 20, 2018. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers.
Up to three photos per person can be submitted via any of the following ways to be eligible to win:

Facebook: First, like the Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park page and share our photo contest post on your wall. Then post your photo to our wall with the photographer’s name and a brief caption (25-75 words) through your personal Facebook account. Next, send us a private message including your contact information specified in rule #3.
Pinterest: First, re-pin our photo contest pin to one of your boards and follow our 2017 The Different Seasons of Chimney Rock Spring Photo Contest Board so we can easily contact you. Then pin your photo with the hashtags #chimneyrock AND #photocontest with your personal account, and include the photographer’s name and a brief caption (25-75 words).
Twitter: First, follow Chimney Rock Park and retweet our tweet about the photo contest. Then tweet your photo to @ChimneyRockPark with the photographer’s name and the hashtag #photocontest. Next, send us private messages with your brief photo caption.
E-mail: If you don’t have access to any social media sites listed above, you may email your digital photo with your contact information specified in rule #3 to [email protected]
Snail Mail: Send your print photo with the clearly marked photographer’s name, city & state, a brief typed photo caption and a phone number to: Photo Contest, Chimney Rock Management LLC, PO Box 39, Chimney Rock, NC 28720.

Every entry should be clearly labeled with the photographer’s name, city & state, a brief photo caption your photo of the Seasons of Chimney Rock, an email address and the best phone number to reach you.
Photos should be available at a minimum resolution of 1200 x 1600 pixels (1 MB minimum) to be eligible to win. Photos taken via smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices are welcome if they meet minimum requirements.
For entries showing human faces, you must list their name(s) and have written permission from any photographed person(s) to use their image.
Entries should reflect the photographer’s interpretation of a face of Chimney Rock. Emphasis will be placed on quality, composition and creativity. All entries may be used in promotions of Chimney Rock and park-related activities.
Digital images can be optimized but not dramatically altered with photo editing software. Black and white photographs are welcome.
Decisions of the judges are final.

Winners will be notified and announced  at chimneyrockpark.com and on Chimney Rock’s social media channels.
For more information, call 1-800-277-9611 or email us at [email protected]

Upstate Alternative Capital Providers
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ten at the Top envisions an Upstate region where collaboration, coordination and cooperation across communities and business sectors make us stronger together.
Guided Trail Walk (Free) @ NC Arboretum
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Each Tuesday and Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., April through October, trained volunteer guides lead small groups of participants along woodland trails and through a variety of forest types. Depending on the season, topics of discussion include wildflowers, plant and tree identification, natural history, and the cultural and land use history of The North Carolina Arboretum. Guides may include areas such as the Natural Garden Trail and Bent Creek.

Programs are held rain or shine and participants should dress appropriately for the weather. Individuals should also wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Walks last 1.5- 2.5 hours, depending upon the interest of the group, and are approximately one to two miles in length. Due to length and content, this program is not recommended for children under 8 years of age.

Walks begin in the Baker Exhibit Center Lobby and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of five or more are required to pre-register by calling 828-665-2492. Walks are FREE, however, donations to The North Carolina Arboretum Society are appreciated. Regular parking fees apply. Arboretum Society Members always park free.

Due to size limitations of the tours, groups of 10 or more are required to book a private guided trail tour.

Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross @ Upcountry History Museum
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm

The Upcountry History Museum explores the world of superheroes and superstars through a special exhibition from the Norman Rockwell Museum. Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross includes over 100 pieces of original artwork; including paintings, sketches, and models created by Alex Ross, one of the greatest artists in the field of comic books.

Greenville Drive v. Augusta Greenjackets @ Fluor Field
Apr 24 @ 2:05 pm

Come cheer on the Greenville Drive!

unnatural history
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm

unnatural history

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.

WNC Repair Cafe Offers to Fix It For Free, Again
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WNC Repair Cafe is reopening its doors to the community on April 24th for an evening of free repairs.  A repair cafe is a place where people with broken things come together with the people who have the know-how to fix them. The event is held in the spirit of community, education, resilience, and sustainability, not to mention the possibility of cider and donuts.

The next WNC Repair Cafe will be held on Tuesday April 24th, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Living Web Farms’ Biochar Facility at 220 Grandview Ln, Hendersonville NC.
Though donations are encouraged to cover costs of materials and expansion of our in-house tool library, some simple supplies and labor will be provided at no charge.  Early registration increases chance of successful repair. Sign up early at www.livingwebfarms.org/workshops for priority service.
CHARLES HEDGEPATH & FRIENDS
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm

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CHARLES HEDGEPATH & FRIENDS

 

Every Tuesday starting at 6:30pm

111 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29601

Clemson Baseball
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm
Clemson Baseball

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY BASEBALL

Doug Kingsmore Stadium

Jervey Meadows, Clemson, SC 29631

Clemson Baseball vs. Kennesaw State @ Clemson University
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm

Come cheer on the Tigers!  Learn more at http://www.ClemsonTigers.com!

TEAM TRIVIA TUESDAY
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm

TEAM TRIVIA TUESDAY

 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 MILLS RIVER CIDERY

Bold Rock Mills River will be hosting Team Trivia Night on Taco Tuesday! Our food trailer opens at 5 PM with our regular menu items PLUS various taco specials!
 
Trivia starts at 6:30PM – come early, grab some delicious food, a pint of fresh cider, and join us for a fun, weekly Tuesday event!