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

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
2022 Hughes Investments Elevate Upstate Grants
Aug 17 all-day
online
We are pleased to announce that Hughes Investments has committed $15,000 to support three grants at $5,000 each for the 2022 Elevate Upstate Community Vibrancy Grant program. Two of the grants will be deployed across the Upstate in the same manner that has been done since the start of the Elevate Upstate Initiative in 2013. The third grant will be for a project to be deployed at the new BridgeWay Station Development in Mauldin.
The deadline for the initial Elevate Upstate Interest Form is August 5, 2022. The deadline for the completed applications is September 16, 2022. The grant finalists will present their project during the TATT Celebrating Successes event on November 16, 2022 with the grant recipients being announced during that event.
You can find all the application material for the 2022 Elevate Upstate Grants on the grant web site. In addition, the site lists all past grant recipients as well as shares tips and ideas for potential vibrancy projects.
9th Annual New South Comedy Festival SUBMISSIONS
Aug 17 all-day
online w/ Alchemy Comedy Theater at Coffee Underground

 

9th Annual New South Comedy Festival SUBMISSIONS

This year’s event will be from November 3-12th, 2022. The first weekend will primarily be stand-up and sketch comedy shows. The second weekend will primarily be improv comedy acts. Local acts will mostly be scheduled in between. However, there is some flexibility for all types of acts to be scheduled throughout the 2 week festival.

The submission fee is $30 (early bird is only $20) and, if accepted, there is no performer fee to attend or see shows. The festival is accepting submissions from Improv, Stand-up, Sketch, and Musical Comedy.

Deadline for applications is September 12th  (with the early bird discount ending August 31st). All acts will be notified of acceptance in late September. All accepted acts will receive free access to the all festival shows and after parties as well as discounts on workshops from veteran performers.

To keep up with festival headliners and other announcements head to NewSouthComedy.com

Applications are now open for Artisphere 2023
Aug 17 all-day
online
Biltmore: Legends of Art & Innovation
Aug 17 – Nov 20 all-day
Biltmore

Immerse yourself in our new exhibition series, Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore—featuring three different large-scale, multi-sensory experiences—created and produced by Grande Experiences using the very latest in immersive technology to illuminate the remarkable lives of Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci and their timeless masterpieces of art and design.

Each individual component of this year-long series offers fascinating ties to George Vanderbilt’s collection of treasures for his magnificent home on the grounds of Biltmore.

Brevard Music Center Car Raffle
Aug 17 all-day
online w/ Brevard Music Center

Official 2022 Raffle RulesAudi Asheville

PROCEEDS

This raffle is a fundraising event, and all net proceeds benefit the Brevard Music Center (BMC). Brevard Music Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN# 56-0729350

DRAWING

The drawing will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 3:00pm EDT. All mail, phone, and internet orders must be received by 11:59pm EDT on Monday, November 14, 2022.

TICKETS

The cost to purchase a single entry (“Ticket”) for the Raffle is $125 (U.S. Funds only) and is not tax deductible.

DETAILS

  1. By entering this raffle, entrants accept and agree to be bound by all the rules, limitations and restrictions set forth here and that their names and/or likenesses may be disclosed to and used by the news media and may otherwise be used by BMC for publicity purposes.
  2. The winner may choose a new 2022 Volvo, Subaru, or Hyundai prize vehicle from Hunter Automotive Group of Fletcher, NC with an MSRP up to $50,000.
  3. Vehicle choice will be subject to the current available inventory of the dealer. BMC reserves the right to substitute a Volvo, Subaru, or Hyundai model of equal value.
  4. The winner is responsible for all taxes, delivery costs, dealer fees, and any options he or she may choose above the vehicle’s manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) greater than $50,000.
  5. The gross winnings of the raffle will be reported to the federal and state tax authorities at the MSRP and the winner is responsible for income tax withholding prior to taking title to the prize.
  6. Individuals may purchase as many tickets as they wish; however, only 1,500 tickets will be sold.
  7. Participants must be 18 years old or older.
  8. BMC employees, faculty, and students 18 or older are eligible to participate.
  9. Winnings are not redeemable for cash.
  10. If a minimum of 600 tickets is not sold, all ticket holders will receive a full refund and the raffle will not occur.
  11. BMC does not make or provide any representation, guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, in connection with the car and accepts no liability or responsibility regarding the construction or condition of the car.

WINNINGS

Once the winner has selected a prize vehicle, the Dealer will notify BMC of the award vehicle’s MSRP. BMC will calculate the required federal income taxes due. The raffle winner is responsible for remitting the funds to BMC for the federal income tax. Brevard Music Center is required by law to report the base MSRP of the vehicle the winner chooses as gaming income to federal and state authorities and to withhold and deposit federal income taxes equal to 25% of the MSRP less the wager (raffle ticket). The winner’s payment of the federal taxes to BMC will be deposited with the US Federal Treasury and the winner will receive credit for the taxes remitted. In order for the dealer to release the winner’s vehicle, the winner will need to provide the following to BMC:

  1. A completed form W-9.
  2. Payment to BMC of the appropriate amount of federal tax withholding in cash or certified check.

Once both of these are received, BMC will authorize the dealer to release the vehicle. The winner will receive a Form W-2G by January 31, 2023 to use in preparing their 2022 income tax return.

Call for entry: SE Center for Photography
Aug 17 all-day
online w/ SE Center for Photography


© Jerry Park

THE MEMBERS SHOW

MEG GRIFFITHS, JUROR

The Members Show. It’s that time agin, the 2022-23 Members show. Anything goes, all subjects, any photo based imagery. Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for the The Members Show is Meg Griffiths. Griffiths was born in Indiana and raised in Texas. She received two B.A.’s from the University of Texas in Cultural Anthropology and English Literature and earned her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. She currently lives in Denton, Texas where she is an Assistant Professor and Area Head of Photography in the Department of Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.

Submissions Now Open

Submissions Close 10/2/22

Exhibition Opens 12/2/22

Duncan Park Revitalization Survey
Aug 17 all-day
online

This survey is being conducted by PAL and the City of Spartanburg Parks & Recreation, in partnership with the National Parks Service and a Duncan Park Steering Committee, to collect your perspective on a revitalized Duncan Park.

END OF SUMMER RAFTING SPECIAL!
Aug 17 all-day
Various rivers in Western NC
Pigeon White Water
                                            Rafting

END OF SUMMER

RAFTING SPECIAL!

There’s still time to squeeze a little more splash into your summer! There is nothing is better than cool mountain water in the August heat. Paddle the French Broad River or take it next level with a ducky rental down the Nantahala. Whichever you choose, here’s an End of Summer Offer you can’t refuse!

SAVE 20% OFF

ON SELECT OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

PADDLE22

Use code PADDLE22 through August 31st for 20% OFF any of the four activities highlighted below. Activity dates through 9/5 are eligible for the discount.

NANTAHALA RAFTING

A classic and a must-do experience for anyone visiting the Southeast!

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FRENCH BROAD RAFTING

Just 30 minutes from downtown Asheville, you can have fun on the river and make it back to town in time for dinner.

French Broad River
                                            Rafting

CHATTOOGA RIVER

SECT. III

The Wild and Scenic Chattooga River is an iconic river rafting adventure, rich in natural beauty and acclaimed rapids. Come see for yourself!

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Learn-Speak-Connect with Foreign Language Classes at Upstate International
Aug 17 – Dec 28 all-day
Online and in-person

Registration is OPEN for our winter Foreign Language Classes.

Learn~Speak~Connect with classes at Upstate International. DON’T DELAY: Classes fill up quickly!

Classes begin the week of January 3rd and will be completed by February 25th, then followed by our spring semester. Upstate International offers both once/week regular and twice/week intensive classes, online and in-house. English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Check the schedule for details. Click here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eiwswdx0d921b8c1&llr=4w9vvofab&showPage=true.

Moonlight Mountaintop Zip Line Tour
Aug 17 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Zip line lights on the Moonlight Mountaintop Zip Line Tour trip

Nantahala Outdoor Center’s premier Mountaintop Zip Line Tour takes the heart-pounding intensity up a notch when it’s under the night time sky! On dates near a full moon, NOC offers limited trips on this stunning Moonlight Mountaintop Zip Line Tour.

Zip under the night sky while taking in the sights and sounds of the calm Blue Ridge Mountains. NOC’s expert aerial guides use glow sticks to signal you, and you use glow sticks to paint the night sky. This adventure truly feels magical.

NOC’s Moonlight Mountaintop Zip Line Tour consists of two-miles of mountaintop-to-mountaintop zip lines, culminating in the heart-pounding 1/2 mile Mega Zip underneath the stars – silhouetting stunning 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Highlights

  • NOC’s Moonlight Mountaintop Zip Line is an unparalleled experience of mountaintop-to-mountaintop zips under a full moon.
  • Glow sticks are used by Aerial Guides to signal you forward through the course.
  • Participants use glow sticks to paint the star-filled sky.
  • The 1/2 Mile Mega Zip is the true gem of the trip – offering silhouetted 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the starry night sky.

What to Expect

Please check-in for your trip 30 minutes prior to your reservation at the Adventure Deck. All guests should have prior zip lining experience. Once being fitted for equipment, guests will shuttle to a ground school where they will receive instructions on how to use glow sticks to signal with the Aerial Guides. Guests will be required to demonstrate proficiency in zip lining including breaking.

NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW LUNCH + LEARN SERIES
Aug 17 all-day
various High Schools

The new school year has started! The Education team’s goal is to increase the graduation rate for Hispanic youth. In our efforts to do so, we are gearing up for our 7th year of hosting Lunch & Learn (L&L) in local high schools. During a L&L session we talk about scholarships, career readiness, steps to take to college, sharing stories of success and other topics that are of relevance to the students. While we are finalizing our calendar, we are looking for volunteers that can join us at a session (or 2).

Click the button below to let us know if you are interested in participating and our team will contact you. You can also email Cesar Salas if you have any questions.

Nominate your Orgullo Hispano
Aug 17 all-day
online

Orgullo Hispano 2022 Nomination

¡NOMINA A TU ORGULLO HISPANO! CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!

Durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana celebraremos a 30 héroes comunitarios y/o negocios que representan un orgullo Hispano por sus contribuciones a nuestra sociedad.

¿Conoces a una persona o negocio que se destaca por ayudar a los demás y por contribuir de forma especial a su comunidad?  Ayúdanos a descubrir y a celebrar a estos héroes que nos enorgullecen de ser Hispanos. Comparte una imagen y cuéntanos sobre esta persona especial. Las mejores nominaciones serán publicadas diariamente a través de nuestras redes sociales a partir del 15 de septiembre.

Buscanos en Facebook e Instagram como hispanicalliancesc para ver las historias publicadas.

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During Hispanic Heritage Month, we will celebrate 30 unsung heroes and/or businesses who represent the Hispanic community with pride for their contributions to our society.

Is there a special person or business that goes above and beyond to help others and serve their community? Please help us discover and celebrate your local heroes/ business owners by sharing a picture and telling us about what makes this person special. The best submissions will be featured through a daily publication on Hispanic Alliance social media beginning September 15th.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram as hispanicalliancesc to see the published stories.

Bootycandy Proud Mary Theatre Company
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Coffee Underground

Bootycandy, the hilarious Off-Broadway sensation by African-American playwright Robert O’Hara, is coming to Greenville for three performances only Tuesday-Wednesday, August 16-17, and Wednesday, August 24 @ 7:30 pm at Coffee Underground. It then comes to Spartanburg August 19-21 at Artists Collective Spartanburg.

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY!!!

Tickets start at $10 and are available at proudmarytheatre.com.

Thursday, August 18, 2022
2022 Hughes Investments Elevate Upstate Grants
Aug 18 all-day
online
We are pleased to announce that Hughes Investments has committed $15,000 to support three grants at $5,000 each for the 2022 Elevate Upstate Community Vibrancy Grant program. Two of the grants will be deployed across the Upstate in the same manner that has been done since the start of the Elevate Upstate Initiative in 2013. The third grant will be for a project to be deployed at the new BridgeWay Station Development in Mauldin.
The deadline for the initial Elevate Upstate Interest Form is August 5, 2022. The deadline for the completed applications is September 16, 2022. The grant finalists will present their project during the TATT Celebrating Successes event on November 16, 2022 with the grant recipients being announced during that event.
You can find all the application material for the 2022 Elevate Upstate Grants on the grant web site. In addition, the site lists all past grant recipients as well as shares tips and ideas for potential vibrancy projects.
9th Annual New South Comedy Festival SUBMISSIONS
Aug 18 all-day
online w/ Alchemy Comedy Theater at Coffee Underground

 

9th Annual New South Comedy Festival SUBMISSIONS

This year’s event will be from November 3-12th, 2022. The first weekend will primarily be stand-up and sketch comedy shows. The second weekend will primarily be improv comedy acts. Local acts will mostly be scheduled in between. However, there is some flexibility for all types of acts to be scheduled throughout the 2 week festival.

The submission fee is $30 (early bird is only $20) and, if accepted, there is no performer fee to attend or see shows. The festival is accepting submissions from Improv, Stand-up, Sketch, and Musical Comedy.

Deadline for applications is September 12th  (with the early bird discount ending August 31st). All acts will be notified of acceptance in late September. All accepted acts will receive free access to the all festival shows and after parties as well as discounts on workshops from veteran performers.

To keep up with festival headliners and other announcements head to NewSouthComedy.com

Applications are now open for Artisphere 2023
Aug 18 all-day
online
Brevard Music Center Car Raffle
Aug 18 all-day
online w/ Brevard Music Center

Official 2022 Raffle RulesAudi Asheville

PROCEEDS

This raffle is a fundraising event, and all net proceeds benefit the Brevard Music Center (BMC). Brevard Music Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN# 56-0729350

DRAWING

The drawing will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 3:00pm EDT. All mail, phone, and internet orders must be received by 11:59pm EDT on Monday, November 14, 2022.

TICKETS

The cost to purchase a single entry (“Ticket”) for the Raffle is $125 (U.S. Funds only) and is not tax deductible.

DETAILS

  1. By entering this raffle, entrants accept and agree to be bound by all the rules, limitations and restrictions set forth here and that their names and/or likenesses may be disclosed to and used by the news media and may otherwise be used by BMC for publicity purposes.
  2. The winner may choose a new 2022 Volvo, Subaru, or Hyundai prize vehicle from Hunter Automotive Group of Fletcher, NC with an MSRP up to $50,000.
  3. Vehicle choice will be subject to the current available inventory of the dealer. BMC reserves the right to substitute a Volvo, Subaru, or Hyundai model of equal value.
  4. The winner is responsible for all taxes, delivery costs, dealer fees, and any options he or she may choose above the vehicle’s manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) greater than $50,000.
  5. The gross winnings of the raffle will be reported to the federal and state tax authorities at the MSRP and the winner is responsible for income tax withholding prior to taking title to the prize.
  6. Individuals may purchase as many tickets as they wish; however, only 1,500 tickets will be sold.
  7. Participants must be 18 years old or older.
  8. BMC employees, faculty, and students 18 or older are eligible to participate.
  9. Winnings are not redeemable for cash.
  10. If a minimum of 600 tickets is not sold, all ticket holders will receive a full refund and the raffle will not occur.
  11. BMC does not make or provide any representation, guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, in connection with the car and accepts no liability or responsibility regarding the construction or condition of the car.

WINNINGS

Once the winner has selected a prize vehicle, the Dealer will notify BMC of the award vehicle’s MSRP. BMC will calculate the required federal income taxes due. The raffle winner is responsible for remitting the funds to BMC for the federal income tax. Brevard Music Center is required by law to report the base MSRP of the vehicle the winner chooses as gaming income to federal and state authorities and to withhold and deposit federal income taxes equal to 25% of the MSRP less the wager (raffle ticket). The winner’s payment of the federal taxes to BMC will be deposited with the US Federal Treasury and the winner will receive credit for the taxes remitted. In order for the dealer to release the winner’s vehicle, the winner will need to provide the following to BMC:

  1. A completed form W-9.
  2. Payment to BMC of the appropriate amount of federal tax withholding in cash or certified check.

Once both of these are received, BMC will authorize the dealer to release the vehicle. The winner will receive a Form W-2G by January 31, 2023 to use in preparing their 2022 income tax return.

Call for entry: SE Center for Photography
Aug 18 all-day
online w/ SE Center for Photography


© Jerry Park

THE MEMBERS SHOW

MEG GRIFFITHS, JUROR

The Members Show. It’s that time agin, the 2022-23 Members show. Anything goes, all subjects, any photo based imagery. Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for the The Members Show is Meg Griffiths. Griffiths was born in Indiana and raised in Texas. She received two B.A.’s from the University of Texas in Cultural Anthropology and English Literature and earned her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. She currently lives in Denton, Texas where she is an Assistant Professor and Area Head of Photography in the Department of Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.

Submissions Now Open

Submissions Close 10/2/22

Exhibition Opens 12/2/22

Duncan Park Revitalization Survey
Aug 18 all-day
online

This survey is being conducted by PAL and the City of Spartanburg Parks & Recreation, in partnership with the National Parks Service and a Duncan Park Steering Committee, to collect your perspective on a revitalized Duncan Park.

END OF SUMMER RAFTING SPECIAL!
Aug 18 all-day
Various rivers in Western NC
Pigeon White Water
                                            Rafting

END OF SUMMER

RAFTING SPECIAL!

There’s still time to squeeze a little more splash into your summer! There is nothing is better than cool mountain water in the August heat. Paddle the French Broad River or take it next level with a ducky rental down the Nantahala. Whichever you choose, here’s an End of Summer Offer you can’t refuse!

SAVE 20% OFF

ON SELECT OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

PADDLE22

Use code PADDLE22 through August 31st for 20% OFF any of the four activities highlighted below. Activity dates through 9/5 are eligible for the discount.

NANTAHALA RAFTING

A classic and a must-do experience for anyone visiting the Southeast!

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FRENCH BROAD RAFTING

Just 30 minutes from downtown Asheville, you can have fun on the river and make it back to town in time for dinner.

French Broad River
                                            Rafting

CHATTOOGA RIVER

SECT. III

The Wild and Scenic Chattooga River is an iconic river rafting adventure, rich in natural beauty and acclaimed rapids. Come see for yourself!

I'm an image