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

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company’s 2nd Annual Video Contest
Oct 13 all-day
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company’s 2nd Annual Video Contest where we create a contest for local filmmakers with three Jury Award cash prizes is now open to submissions.
The 2019 contest is to create a fake movie trailer that is between 30-60 seconds in length.
Also, just like our 2018 contest we are giving all qualifying entries a $25 Asheville Brewing Co. gift card that is good to use at any of our three locations.  No other contest actually pays filmmakers to enter.
After 20+ years of giving WNC great pizza, beer and movies we are thrilled to provide this annual contest supporting the filmmakers of the future.
Here are some bullet points of the contest details:
  • Length of the fake movie trailers must be between 30-60 seconds.
  • The fake movie trailers can be any of any genre, but must follow the rules and content guidelines to qualify (link below). Please stress this.
  • It is open to all ages, and any resident of Western North Carolina.
  • Submissions are now open and the deadline to submit a video is Sunday, November 10th at 11:59pm.
  • Qualifying entries will be shared on our Facebook/Instagram pages and also will play in our pre-show entertainment before movies at our Merrimon movie theater.
  • JURY AWARDS = $300 for 1st Place / $150 for 2nd Place / $100 for 3rd Place
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS = We’ll post all of the qualifying videos to both our Facebook and Instagram pages, and let the public vote on their favorites. The winners receive Asheville Brewing Co. gift cards.
Please direct people to the video contest web page below on our website for all the rules and guidelines:
All questions can be emailed to:
Venue Presale Harlem Globetrotters “Pushing the Limits”
Oct 13 all-day
online presale event

Get exclusive access to the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters
new show “Pushing the Limits” before they go on sale to the public!
The star-stuffed line up is ready to show off their high flying dunks, and
ball handling skills at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on
January 4 for two incredible shows!

Venue Presale
Valid Wednesday, October 9 from 10AM
through Tuesday, October 15 at 10PM
Use Code: AMAZING
(Available online only)

Click HERE to view how to add the code on Ticketmaster.

Presale Starts October 9 at 10 AM
Monday, October 14, 2019
DIYSigns Free Tool Designed to Help Educate about What’s Recyclable
Oct 14 all-day
online tool
The Recycling Partnership announced the public beta launch of DIYSigns, the debut of a free online resource that anyone can use to help people know what to throw into the recycling. Whether at home, at the office, at school, at a sports stadium, or anywhere, education is needed to show what is recyclable and where.

 

“We know that consumer confusion is one of the top reasons why trash still ends up in recycling bins and carts. Our community partners have asked for our help in creating free and customizable posters, labels and signs and we were happy to deliver. Anything we can do to help public and private sector recycling succeed is a boost for the industry,” said Keefe Harrison, CEO of The Recycling Partnership.

 

DIYSigns is an online tool with editable templates available in a variety of sizes from a bumper sticker to a poster – to fit just right wherever it’s needed.  Check out DIYSigns!
Venue Presale Harlem Globetrotters “Pushing the Limits”
Oct 14 all-day
online presale event

Get exclusive access to the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters
new show “Pushing the Limits” before they go on sale to the public!
The star-stuffed line up is ready to show off their high flying dunks, and
ball handling skills at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on
January 4 for two incredible shows!

Venue Presale
Valid Wednesday, October 9 from 10AM
through Tuesday, October 15 at 10PM
Use Code: AMAZING
(Available online only)

Click HERE to view how to add the code on Ticketmaster.

Presale Starts October 9 at 10 AM
Fall Foliage Photography Contest
Oct 14 @ 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Capture photos of your friends and family members enjoying the vivid hues of fall and enter them into our photo contest. 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.

No additional costs to enter.

The first-place winner will receive an overnight getaway to Hickory Nut Gorge with a stay at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, two passes to the Park, brunch for two at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

The contest’s second-place winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at the Old Rock Cafe and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

Chimney Rock’s Facebook followers will select the People’s Choice Award winner. Followers will have a week to like and share their favorite photo from an album of Winter Photo Contest entries posted on the Park’s Facebook page at facebook.com/chimneyrockparknc. The People’s Choice Award Winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at Old Rock Cafe and their photo will be featured on the Park’s Facebook page.

Shutterbugs interested in capturing Mother Nature’s wintry beauty can do so by entering Friday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Park’s winter hours.

All entries must be submitted to [email protected] or to the Parks’ Facebook page through Facebook messenger.

https://www.facebook.com/events/453143675217439/?event_time_id=453143748550765

Play Dates with Miss Debi
Oct 14 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am
M. Judson Booksellers

Who’s ready for Miss Debi? Miss Debi’s having play dates at the bookstore with her preschool friends (ages 3 or 4) from 9:15 to 10:00 am one Monday each month. Each play date includes a new book, a snack, a craft, and a lot of fun.

Here’s what’s in store for the Fall session of Play Dates with Miss Debi:

Poetree by Shauna LaVoy Reyonds
Craft: write our own books
Stumpkin by Lucy Roth
Craft: Halloween pumpkin carving
A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
Craft: Moon & Star mobile
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore
Craft: Christmas Ornament

The cost for the session is $125, and it’s a package deal. The play date is capped at 8 friends per session, and it’s only for 3- or 4-year-olds. Parents, you’re off the hook – you get 45 minutes to yourself. It’s a win/win and will sell fast. Sign up here now!

The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carolina Music Museum

The exhibit features selected pieces from one of the world’s finest collections of over 600 historic brass instruments from the Joe and Joella Utley Collection of Spartanburg, SC. In collaboration with the National Music Museum (NMM) in Vermillion, South Dakota, which will soon house the Utley Collection, Dr. Sabine Klaus, curator of the Utley Collection, worked closely with Tom Strange, Curator and Artistic Director of the Carolina Music Museum to prepare the exhibit.
Tuesday – Saturday 10-5 Sunday 1-5

Greenville Scavenger Hunt
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
220 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601, United States

Forget tourist-filled museums, make your own memories with a photo scavenger hunt tour in Greenville! On a Let’s Roam scavenger hunt, you and your team will work together to wander throughout Greenville, racking up points and laughs along the way. Greenville Adventure is the perfect small group activity for anyone looking to spend an enjoyable afternoon in Greenville.

Some of the more memorable landmarks you’ll see are: NOMA Square, Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville Drive Baseball Stadium, Baseball Library..

Let’s Roam scavenger hunts work great for outdoor team building games in Greenville too! Whether you work in Greenville or are just visiting, you are sure to learn some new facts about the city as well as your teammates on this creative corporate event! This is one of the happiest hours your team will spend together!

Fear not, maids of honor, these hunts are sure fire ideas for Greenville bachelorette parties! Bachelors and bachelorettes will both enjoy roaming around on their wedding-themed Greenville scavenger hunts. Why just bar hop when you and your team can jump for joy as you complete hilarious photo challenges and see the best that Greenville has to offer!

Looking to check out a different part of the city? Check out Downtown Asheville Scavenger Hunt, Classic City Culture & History, and Lap Around Charlotte as well!

Here is some more info about this hunt:

Follow the Blue Ridge Mountains and you’ll find one of South Carolina’s most picturesque cities. On this fun-filled Greenville scavenger hunt, explore the storied buildings, great green spaces and cultural institutions.Is there a waterfall in NOMA Square? Who left their sox in the baseball stadium? Find out on this scavenger hunt of Greenville!

OPEN MIC MONDAYS
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm

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OPEN MIC MONDAYS

Sign up at 6

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111 Augusta St, Greenville, SC 29601

South Carolina Knitting guild monthly meeting
Oct 14 @ 6:45 pm
St. Matthew United Methodist church

The knitting guild meets the second Monday of every month. All knitters of any level are welcome to attend.

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Monday Night Cigars
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
13 Stripes Brewery

Join us every Monday for Cigar Night!

Cameroon Cigars in Greer comes out to the brewery at 6pm with a new selection of cigars to try! So come grab a beer and relax as we start the week together with two of our favorite things.

https://www.facebook.com/events/306930483530526/?event_time_id=306930560197185

Weekly Dance | Spartanburg Swing
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Spartanburg Swing

Are you ready for a reason to look forward to MONDAYS?! ?

Then join the Spartanburg Swing crew at Live Fit Now in the heart of downtown for their weekly dance EVERY Monday!

We’ll teach you all you need to know for a good time during our 7pm lesson and keep you dancing until we close down at 11pm! PLUS you’ll meet some awesome people and discover one of the friendliest communities in the Hub City!

Lesson: 7pm-8pm
Open Dancing: 8pm-11pm
Cover: $5 (Special event pricing may vary.)

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FAQ:
Q: What should I wear?
A: Casual. Comfortable closed toe/closed heel shoes recommended. ?

Q: What if I’ve never danced before?
A: That’s why we offer a lesson! We’ve got you covered, just join us at 7! ?

Q: Do I need a partner?
A: Nope! So come right along!

Q: What kind of swing dancing do you teach?
A: We teach East Coast Swing/Lindy Hop. If you’re curious about other styles just ask & we’ll get you connected! ?

Q: Why haven’t I heard of you before?
A: Who knows?! We’ve been around since 2014, love taking part in community events, share flyers, have been featured in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Spartanburg Magazine, on Scene on 7, and more! We’ve even been voted “Best of the Best Places to Go Dancing!” ?

Q: What’s with all the memes?
A: We started sharing swing dancing related memes and coined #swingmemes a while back as a way to remind you each Monday to come dance with us. Now we just can’t stop! If there’s a meme you don’t understand, just keep dancing and you’ll have the inside scoop in no time! ?

Cover Photo
?: Wess Jordan Photography

https://www.facebook.com/events/2163666573714953/?event_time_id=2163666680381609

Harlem 100: Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Peace Center

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance was an unrivaled period of brilliance in both profound intelligent expression and preeminent entertainment. Created in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Harlem 100 captures the sights and sounds of Harlem when legendary artists such as Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and Billie Holiday made the neighborhood the nexus of African American culture. This multimedia performance presents musicians and dancers in a modern variety show hosted by Michael Mwenso, and pays homage to the acts made famous in the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club, and other celebrated venues of the Harlem Renaissance. Harlem 100 celebrates one of the most influential artistic movements of our country and gives insight into Harlem then and now.

Featuring:

Mwenso & the Shakes
Immigrating from Sierra Leone, London, South Africa, Greenwich Village, Madagascar, France, Jamaica, and Hawaii, Mwenso & the Shakes command jazz and blues expression through African and Afro American music for an electrifying show The New York Times calls “intense, prowling, and ebullient.”

Brianna Thomas
“Brianna Thomas is the complete package… she exhibits emotional depth, to-die-for scat skills, incredible pitch control and shading, soulful bearing, and great range” (All About Jazz). With a healthy serving of sass, coyness, and soul, Thomas “may be the best young straight-ahead jazz singer of her generation” (The Wall Street Journal).

Michela Marino Lerman
Michela Marino Lerman is a globally sought-after tap dance artist. The Huffington Post has called her a “hurricane of rhythm,” and The New York Times has described her dancing as “flashes of brilliance.”

Vuyo Sotashe
Young South African jazz vocalist Vuyo Sotashe is making his mark in the New York jazz scene. He won the very first Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Vocal Competition, the Audience Prize Award at the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition, and was the very first male vocalist ever to place in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocal competition’s finals.

https://www.facebook.com/events/436461827120517/

West Marches – A Dungeon & Dragons Experience
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Triskelion Brewing Company

The village of Triskelion has been isolated for as long as anyone can remember. Her inhabitants grow weary and thirst for adventure. Now, they decide, is the time to venture into the wilderness and explore!

Do you have what it takes to brave the dangers of the unknown? Will you steel yourself and venture to uncover sights unseen? Can you handle what lies beyond the borders of the village?

This is West Marches!

West Marches is a style of Dungeons & Dragons game play that is a bit different than what you may have heard about or played before.

In a traditional game, the organizer (or Dungeon Master) predetermines content and guides the players through a story. The focus is on narrative. This type of game can be a lot of fun, however, it’s best enjoyed with a set cast of players and characters.

In a West Marches style game, the direction is determined by the players and is focused on world exploration. The story is told by the characters and their actions in the game. This type of game allows for a rotating cast of players in a more relaxed atmosphere.

https://www.thebeardeddragonsinn.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1455186291286575/?event_time_id=1455186361286568

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
NCAA Women’s Regional Finals Basketball Tickets on Sale Now
Oct 15 all-day
on line sales for Bon Secours

Venue Presale Harlem Globetrotters “Pushing the Limits”
Oct 15 all-day
online presale event

Get exclusive access to the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters
new show “Pushing the Limits” before they go on sale to the public!
The star-stuffed line up is ready to show off their high flying dunks, and
ball handling skills at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on
January 4 for two incredible shows!

Venue Presale
Valid Wednesday, October 9 from 10AM
through Tuesday, October 15 at 10PM
Use Code: AMAZING
(Available online only)

Click HERE to view how to add the code on Ticketmaster.

Presale Starts October 9 at 10 AM
Volunteers- Night To Shine
Oct 15 all-day
online volunteer registration

Greenville First Assembly is sponsoring the Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine, an all inclusive prom experience for persons with special needs.

I am specifically recruiting buddies to provide one-on-one companionship and fun for each honored guest during the event. If volunteers would love to help, they can sign up at http://nighttoshinegreenville.com/volunteer-registration/. Volunteers may choose up to three areas to volunteer.

Fall Foliage Photography Contest
Oct 15 @ 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Capture photos of your friends and family members enjoying the vivid hues of fall and enter them into our photo contest. 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.

No additional costs to enter.

The first-place winner will receive an overnight getaway to Hickory Nut Gorge with a stay at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, two passes to the Park, brunch for two at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

The contest’s second-place winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at the Old Rock Cafe and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

Chimney Rock’s Facebook followers will select the People’s Choice Award winner. Followers will have a week to like and share their favorite photo from an album of Winter Photo Contest entries posted on the Park’s Facebook page at facebook.com/chimneyrockparknc. The People’s Choice Award Winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at Old Rock Cafe and their photo will be featured on the Park’s Facebook page.

Shutterbugs interested in capturing Mother Nature’s wintry beauty can do so by entering Friday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Park’s winter hours.

All entries must be submitted to [email protected] or to the Parks’ Facebook page through Facebook messenger.

https://www.facebook.com/events/453143675217439/?event_time_id=453143751884098

The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carolina Music Museum

The exhibit features selected pieces from one of the world’s finest collections of over 600 historic brass instruments from the Joe and Joella Utley Collection of Spartanburg, SC. In collaboration with the National Music Museum (NMM) in Vermillion, South Dakota, which will soon house the Utley Collection, Dr. Sabine Klaus, curator of the Utley Collection, worked closely with Tom Strange, Curator and Artistic Director of the Carolina Music Museum to prepare the exhibit.
Tuesday – Saturday 10-5 Sunday 1-5

Empower Hour
Oct 15 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]