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

May
14
Tue
2019
F1 Goldendoodles Coming May 2019
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – May 28 @ 2:00 pm

F1 goldendoodles. SC breeder. Crooked Creek Goldendoodles. Check out our reviews and happy homes from our past litters. We update photos regularly.

https://www.facebook.com/events/261964774694674/

May
24
Fri
2019
Ride to the Wall @ Spartanburg H.O.G. 4813
May 24 @ 8:30 am – May 27 @ 8:30 am

Spartanburg H.O.G 4813 will be making a run to the wall. Rolling Thunder says this might be the last year they host this event. So let’s join them.

We will leave Strawberry Hill 3097 Hwy 11 W Chesnee, SC 29323 at 8:30 am on Friday May 24th 2019. This will be an 8 hour ride. We will stop every 2 hours for a 20min fuel and rest stop. We will stop for a 1 ½ hour lunch break. This should put us in Washington DC around 7:30 pm.

We will than leave at 8:30 am from host hotel on May 27th 2019. This will be a do what you please ride home.

If you have any questions or Hotel Ideas, post them
here. This ride is being organized by Carl.

https://www.facebook.com/events/731050660628293/

May
25
Sat
2019
Lake Lure Arts & Craft Festival
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – May 27 @ 10:00 am

The 2019 Spring Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival takes place Memorial Weekend Saturday 5/25 – Monday 5/27, beginning at 10am daily. Enjoy 90+ wonderful crafters and artisans selling unique gifts and handmade works of art. There will also be live music and performances throughout the event, food, family-fun and you can also enjoy stunning views of beautiful Lake Lure. It’s all happening in downtown Lake Lure across from the beach. Please share! We look forward to seeing you there! Check out lakelureartsandcraftsfestivals.com for additional infomation and vendor application.

https://www.facebook.com/events/366048673996346/

May
26
Sun
2019
Dressing for the Occasion: a New Temporary Exhibit @ Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
May 26 @ 9:00 am – May 27 @ 5:00 am

A new temporary exhibit titled “Dressing for the Occasion: Mid-Century Sandburg as Celebrity and Family Man” opens on May 13, 2019. The exhibit, which runs through October, is part of the Sandburg Home tour and features clothing and accessories from both the park’s permanent collection and loaned items from the Sandburg family.

“Dressing for the Occasion” offers visitors a window into the style, culture, and feel of mid-century America. The family’s clothing and accessories weave together the roles of Carl Sandburg as a prominent writer, celebrity, father, and husband. This temporary exhibit offers an exciting opportunity for the public to view objects that are normally in storage or in the possession of Sandburg family members. Tours of the Sandburg Home are offered daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are available first come, first served, each day from the visitor information area in the ground level of the Sandburg Home.

Nearly every room in the historically furnished house museum will be included in the exhibit. Visitors will see the characteristic scarves Carl Sandburg wore as he played his guitar and sang folk songs to entertain his family and guests, the dress Lilian Sandburg wore to meet President Lyndon B. Johnson, and many other mid-century pieces worn by the Sandburgs and their daughters. Historic photographs, paired with the clothing, will provide context.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1282810215200932/?event_time_id=1282810261867594

Dressing for the Occasion: a New Temporary Exhibit @ Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
May 26 @ 9:00 am – May 27 @ 5:00 am

A new temporary exhibit titled “Dressing for the Occasion: Mid-Century Sandburg as Celebrity and Family Man” opens on May 13, 2019. The exhibit, which runs through October, is part of the Sandburg Home tour and features clothing and accessories from both the park’s permanent collection and loaned items from the Sandburg family.

“Dressing for the Occasion” offers visitors a window into the style, culture, and feel of mid-century America. The family’s clothing and accessories weave together the roles of Carl Sandburg as a prominent writer, celebrity, father, and husband. This temporary exhibit offers an exciting opportunity for the public to view objects that are normally in storage or in the possession of Sandburg family members. Tours of the Sandburg Home are offered daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are available first come, first served, each day from the visitor information area in the ground level of the Sandburg Home.

Nearly every room in the historically furnished house museum will be included in the exhibit. Visitors will see the characteristic scarves Carl Sandburg wore as he played his guitar and sang folk songs to entertain his family and guests, the dress Lilian Sandburg wore to meet President Lyndon B. Johnson, and many other mid-century pieces worn by the Sandburgs and their daughters. Historic photographs, paired with the clothing, will provide context.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1282810215200932/

Sunday Songwriters: Fortunate Son ( Tony & Kenny ) @ Brickhouse Pizzeria
May 26 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Come on Down to Brickhouse Pizzeria on May 26th For Sunday Songwriters

Open Mic Starts Around 7 ish
Featured Performer Around 830
More Open Mic Afterwards

Hosted by: Jamison Smith

Featured Performer: Fortunate Sons ( Tony Slaughter & Kenny Lawrence)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1068754893315122/

May
27
Mon
2019
(Men’s Golf) NCAA Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.)
May 27 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

(Men’s Golf) NCAA Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.)

Memorial Day: Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
May 27 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

Dine-in at any participating Bottle Cap Group restaurant or bar on Memorial Day and a percentage of proceeds with benefit the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. ⭐️
The Mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. 🇺🇸

https://www.facebook.com/events/301934717404349/

Memorial Day Weekend Family Fun @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
May 27 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Memorial Day is often thought of as the kickoff to summer fun, and Chimney Rock has all the activities to make that happen. Saturday through Monday your family can enjoy exploring the Park’s trails and visiting with our Animal Educators in the Animal Discovery Den.
Cost: Included with Park admission.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2157860971143658/?event_time_id=2157860977810324

Shades of Spring Photo Contest @ Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
May 27 @ 8:30 am – 7:00 pm

Wildflowers springing from the ground are a sign that spring and warmer weather are right around the corner. Capture photos of your family and friends enjoying the Park and enter them into our Shades of 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.

Cost: No additional cost to enter.

https://www.facebook.com/events/267786327235081/?event_time_id=267786420568405

Dressing for the Occasion: a New Temporary Exhibit @ Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
May 27 @ 9:00 am – May 28 @ 5:00 am

A new temporary exhibit titled “Dressing for the Occasion: Mid-Century Sandburg as Celebrity and Family Man” opens on May 13, 2019. The exhibit, which runs through October, is part of the Sandburg Home tour and features clothing and accessories from both the park’s permanent collection and loaned items from the Sandburg family.

“Dressing for the Occasion” offers visitors a window into the style, culture, and feel of mid-century America. The family’s clothing and accessories weave together the roles of Carl Sandburg as a prominent writer, celebrity, father, and husband. This temporary exhibit offers an exciting opportunity for the public to view objects that are normally in storage or in the possession of Sandburg family members. Tours of the Sandburg Home are offered daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are available first come, first served, each day from the visitor information area in the ground level of the Sandburg Home.

Nearly every room in the historically furnished house museum will be included in the exhibit. Visitors will see the characteristic scarves Carl Sandburg wore as he played his guitar and sang folk songs to entertain his family and guests, the dress Lilian Sandburg wore to meet President Lyndon B. Johnson, and many other mid-century pieces worn by the Sandburgs and their daughters. Historic photographs, paired with the clothing, will provide context.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1282810215200932/?event_time_id=1282810265200927

Let a Joy Keep You – youth art exhibit @ Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

An exhibition of youth art titled “Let a Joy Keep You,” is on display from April 1 to May 31, 2019. The inspiration for the art comes from the first line of Carl Sandburg’s poem “Joy.” Each of the 70 canvases reflects how the young artists chose to interpret what joy means to them. Visitors can see the installation at the Sandburg Home when they visit. Young artists are represented from across the country and locally, including students from Sugarloaf Elementary School in Hendersonville, NC.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2304444942927531/?event_time_id=2304445036260855

Beginner Loom Weaving @ Holly Springs Center
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Taught by Katherine Wagner. 10:00AM-1:00Pm each class. Tuition is $150 for all 5 classes plus a one time supply fee of $15 paid to the instructor. In this beginner course students will learn how to operate and weave on Floor looms. Students will create pattern samplers or “Mug rugs” where students will weave 4 small sampler squares with a 4 harness patterns of their choice.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1223961161095397/?event_time_id=1223961171095396

Beginner Loom Weaving @ Holly Springs Center
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Taught by Katherine Wagner. 10:00AM-1:00Pm each class. Tuition is $150 for all 5 classes plus a one time supply fee of $15 paid to the instructor. In this beginner course students will learn how to operate and weave on Floor looms. Students will create pattern samplers or “Mug rugs” where students will weave 4 small sampler squares with a 4 harness patterns of their choice.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1223961161095397/

Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival 2019 @ Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site hosts the 33rd annual Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019. This free festival offers live music performances from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The folk festival honors Carl Sandburg and his preservation of American musical heritage, as found in his collection, The American Songbag. The festival’s performers are skilled in sharing traditional stories in distinctive ways. All performances take place in the amphitheater, unless otherwise specified, and signs will direct festival goers.

Parking
Keep in mind that our parking lots fill up quickly. We will run a courtesy shuttle from satellite parking lots at the Flat Rock Playhouse (located across the street) and from the Flat Rock Village Offices (110 Village Center Drive) to the park entrance, throughout the day. It is a short walk from the park entrance to the amphitheater. There will be also be a shuttle operating inside the park to take visitors from the entrance to the amphitheater, Sandburg Home and barn area.

At 11:00 am, Lillian Chase and Friends perform old time music on fiddle and guitar. Lillian is a talented 15-year-old Appalachian fiddler and ballad singer. Her fiddling draws both from old-time styles and bluegrass. She has won awards at prestigious music contests in the region, including at the Mount Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention.

At 12:00 pm, Drayton and the Dreamboats perform a mix of swing tunes, latin numbers and vocal ballads from the golden age of radio. With clever arrangements and rock solid musicianship, the band breathes new life into some of the twentieth century’s greatest tunes. Their unique approach transcends nostalgia and offers listeners something both vintage and new.

At 1:00 pm, the Leeda ‘Lyric’ Jones Band plays soul music. Lyric started out busking on the streets of Asheville while touching many hearts. Since taking to the streets, Lyric has shared the stage with legends such as George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Gladys Knight, Booker T. Jones, Little Big Town, Dionne Warwick, Count M’Butu and Warren Haynes.

At 2:00 pm, Jamie Laval and vocalist Megan McConnell take the audience on a musical journey through Celtic lands, reimagining Gaelic love songs, and ancient mythic tales with violin and voice. Laval is recognized throughout the U.S and Britain as one of the premier performers of Celtic violin music. He has performed for Her Majesty the Queen, appeared on Dave Matthews’ platinum “Some Devil” album, and presented a TED Talk on the value of arts and music in our communities. Vocalist Megan McConnell is lauded for the ethereal, lyric beauty of her singing, her broad stylistic range, and her perky, theatrical performance sense.

Goat Barn Area
From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm near the barn, Steve and Jean Smith will be performing on mountain and hammered dulcimer music. Steve and Jean have performed in at least nineteen states and two other countries, as well as on radio and on television. They have taught dulcimer workshops at festivals across the region and are award-winning musicians.

Parking will be available at the Flat Rock Playhouse and Village of Flat Rock with a shuttle running from these locations to the park entrance. It is a short walk from the entrance to the amphitheater.

The event will be held at the new amphitheater located near the park entrance. Bench seating is available and visitors are also welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets as seating is expected to fill quickly. Come prepared for warm weather, with sun protection, water and snacks. Dogs are not permitted in the seating areas for the festival.

Carl Sandburg began playing the guitar in the early 1900’s to enhance his lectures and performed during the era of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. He was the mentor for Burl Ives. Sandburg played the guitar, banjo, and harmonica; and collected a series of folk songs, which he published in his book The American Songbag. The festival began in 1987 and is supported by the National Park Service, Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara, Eastern National, and a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council; administered by the Arts Council of Henderson County.

Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/carl/planyourvisit/folkfest.htm

https://www.facebook.com/events/281279365929646/

Memorial Day Outdoor Yoga Practice @ Downtown Spartanburg SC
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Katy Corbin of Yogalicious for this Memorial Day outdoor practice honoring our first responders! Come roll out your mat or beach towel and let’s flow together under the sun.

There is no cost for this event, but donations to provide yoga instruction to local police, EMS and firefighters and their families are gratefully accepted!

https://www.facebook.com/events/357395558229529/

Memorial Day Staycation @ Topside Pool Club
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate our freedom, and thank those who’ve dedicated their lives in the name of our beautiful country. Enjoy tunes by The Erica Berg Collective while you sip drinks by the pool! A delicious lunch is available to purchase from 1-4 catered by Premiere Party Catering. Try from our variety of PRESS flavors such as Lemon Grass Lime, Pomegranate Ginger, Blackberry Hibiscus, and Grapefruit Cardamom. Sponsored by PRESS.

https://www.facebook.com/events/339495460248578/

Reading for Transformation @ Hub City Writers Project
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Book List:

January: Children of the Days: A Human Calendar of History

February: My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma & the Mending of Our Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

March: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

April: Human Hours by Catherine Barnett

May: White Tears by Hari Kunzru

June: Rainbow In The Word: LGBTQ Christians’ Biblical Memoirs

August: Solace: Writing, Refuge, and LGBTQ Women of Color edited by S. Andrea Allen & Lauren Cherelle

September: Heavy by Kiese Laymon

October: Devotions by Mary Oliver

November: When I Grow Up I Want To Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chin Chin

Join the Speaking Down Barriers team and engage readings that will guide us towards a holistic understanding of the transformation that must take place within ourselves and the world around us. We are working towards the dismantling of the barriers that continue to perpetuate violence, hate, and division. These various insights will broaden our perspective and lead us towards meaningful confrontation. You are welcome to grow with us.

For your convenience, we will meet at the Hub City Bookshop on 4th Mondays at two separate times: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM. The Hub City Bookshop is located at 186 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306. Books can be purchased at discounted rates through Hub City Bookshop. Become a member of Hub City Bookshop and receive even more discounts!

https://www.facebook.com/events/304800307053541/?event_time_id=304800333720205

Homeschool Hangout @ Pickens County Library System
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Kids are invited to play board games and color while parents share ideas with other homeschoolers on the 4th Monday of each month. Free and all are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/279836206011303/?event_time_id=279836212677969

Memorial Day with Redleg Husky @ Point Lookout Vineyards
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Redleg Husky is a country and bluegrass band from Asheville, North Carolina. Since its inception in 2012, the group has been performing its unique blend of American music in barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond. The group consistently delivers folk rock songs that easily cover the themes of love, heartbreak, faith and enjoying the slower life. You don’t want to miss this duo.

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