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

Friday, November 8, 2019
Clemson MBA Innovative Leadership Series Featuring Adam Witty, Founder & CEO, Advantage|ForbesBooks
Nov 8 all-day
Greenville One Clemson MBA

Bring a brown bag lunch and join the Clemson University MBA Program at Greenville ONE to meet Adam Witty, Founder & CEO, Advantage|ForbesBooks. Adam Witty has built Advantage|ForbesBooks into one of the largest business book publishers in America, serving over 1,300 Members in all 50 U.S. states and 67 countries. Advantage was listed on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s most rapidly growing private companies in 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, and 2012 and named to the Best Places to Work in South Carolina list for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. Adam is a sought-after speaker, teacher and consultant on marketing and business growth techniques for entrepreneurs and authors. He has shared the stage with Steve Forbes, Peter Guber and Bobby Bowden, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today and more.

Is it your time to serve? South Carolina Women in Leadership
Nov 8 all-day
South Carolina

Filling the Gap

Last week South Carolina Women in Leadership (SC WIL) joined Governor Henry McMaster and Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette in calling on more women to consider serving on state boards and commissions.

Hundreds of open seats, as well as those with expiring terms, are appointed by our Governor. Additionally, legislative delegations select nominees for others boards. These are important positions that qualified women could – and should – fill.

When we overlook capable women, we shortchange our state. Board decision-making requires the ability to hear and consider different points of view, which come from people who have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Women make up 51.5 percent of the population in South Carolina but are vastly underrepresented in state government. Our co-chairs present diverse backgrounds as they support our work in recruiting diverse and qualified candidates for boards and commissions.

Levi Hummon Live in Concert
Nov 8 all-day
The Blind Horse Saloon

Come check out Levi Hummon on his fall tour in Greeneville, SC!

The Greenville area opening of NO SAFE SPACES
Nov 8 all-day
Hollywood Stadium 20 - Greenville & RPX

NO SAFE SPACES proposes that The First Amendment and the very idea of free speech are under attack in America today. A growing number of Americans don’t believe you have the right to speak your mind if what you have to say might offend someone, somewhere. They advocate for “safe spaces” in which people won’t be offended by ideas they may find troubling. But is that what America is about? In NO SAFE SPACES, comedian and podcast king Adam Carolla and radio talk show host Dennis Prager travel the country, talking to experts and advocates on the left and right, tour college campuses, and examine their own upbringings to try to understand what is happening in America today and what free speech in this country should look (and sound) like.

NO SAFE SPACES features an all-star cast of supporting guests from all sides of the political spectrum including actor/comedian Tim Allen, Van Jones, Alan Dershowitz, Dr. Cornel West, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, Dave Rubin and others and has garnered a significant amount of attention from newsmakers who have gotten a sneak peek at the film. Former NBC/Fox on-air talent Megyn Kelly got a look recently and raved, “NO SAFE SPACES is a film every American should see. I could barely move when it was over. Powerful, emotional and a call to action for anyone worried about the ideological fascism happening in this country. It is a brave, timely and important film.” “Godfather of Shock Rock” and golfer Alice Cooper said, “I’ve seen almost every horror movie and this is by far the scariest. Reality is much scarier than fiction.”

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Christmas at Biltmore adds a touch of Downton Abbey
Nov 9 all-day
Biltmore

Known for its monumental scale of traditional holiday décor and dazzling lights, this year Biltmore’s annual Christmas at Biltmore celebration will offer even more than ever before.

 

A yuletide feast for the senses, Christmas at Biltmore begins Nov. 1, 2019. One week later, on Nov. 8, the estate will welcome Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, an immersive experience that celebrates the global hit television series and new feature film.

Biltmore House aglow with five dozen Christmas trees

Biltmore House interiors will shine with the sparkle of more than 50 hand-decorated Christmas trees, ribbons and garlands measured by the mile, and thousands of lights. A majestic 35-foot Fraser fir in the Banquet Hall is the home’s holiday centerpiece. For the first time, hand-decorated Christmas trees will be displayed on the balcony that wraps around the home’s two-story Library.

 

Candlelight Christmas Evenings

During Candlelight Christmas Evenings, candlelight, firelight, and live music will create a magical environment that elevates seasonal celebrations inside Biltmore House. A 55-foot Norway Spruce on the home’s front lawn lit with 55,000 lights will greet guests as they arrive to enter Biltmore House.

 

The warm welcome continues at Antler Hill Village & Winery with a constellation of holiday lights leading to the Winery and estate restaurants. A towering tree of lights will illuminate the Village Green, with a sea of lighted grapevine spheres nestled in the landscaping. Lights cascading from the trees that surround the bonfire area near Antler Hill Barn will offer a unique touch to the experience.

 

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition will feature interactive elements that connect fans to their favorite characters, fashions, locations, and historic events of the era. Showcased in two estate locations, the exhibition pairs seamlessly with the real-life story of the Vanderbilt family at Biltmore. Amherst at Deerpark will host multimedia presentations and some of the series’ most recognizable sets—including Mrs. Patmore’s hectic kitchen and the gossip-fueled servants’ quarters. At The Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village, a gallery of more than 50 costumes from the series will be on view.

The exhibition will run through April 7, 2020. Access to Downton Abbey: The Exhibition is included with daytime admission, Candlelight Christmas Evenings admission, or an overnight stay that includes daytime admission.

 

Christmas at Biltmore 2019 Event Calendar

  • Christmas at Biltmore daytime experience – Nov. 1, 2019, through Jan. 5, 2020
  • Candlelight Christmas Evenings nighttime experience – Nov. 1, 2019, through Jan. 4, 2020 
  • Illumination of Antler Hill Village – Nov. 1, 2019, through Jan. 4, 2020, 5:30 p.m. to midnight
  • Downton Abbey: The Exhibition at Biltmore’s Amherst and the Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village – Nov. 8, 2019, through April 7, 2020
  • A Gardener’s Place How-to Seminar: “Illuminated Holiday Tablescapes” – daily Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Conservatory’s annual seasonal display – Nov. 1, 2019, through Jan. 5, 2020
  • Complimentary wine tasting at Biltmore Winery. Winery specialty tours available with additional price and reservations required – Nov. 1, 2019, through Jan. 5, 2020
  • Bonfires in Antler Hill Village with s’mores kits available for purchase at The Creamery – Nov. 1, 2019, through Jan. 3, 2020, select dates, 3 to 10 p.m.
  • Roving Holiday Carolers in Antler Hill Village – select dates
  • Candlelight Winery Tour with a look into the winemaking process and tasting with light cheese pairing. Additional price and reservations required.
  • Visits with Santa at the bandstand in Antler Hill Village – select dates
  • The Inn on Biltmore Estate’s Annual Gingerbread House Tea – additional price and reservations required – Dec. 14 through 22, 2019, select dates, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Festive holiday meals prepared by award-winning chefs served in all of the estate’s restaurants – ongoing
Is it your time to serve? South Carolina Women in Leadership
Nov 9 all-day
South Carolina

Filling the Gap

Last week South Carolina Women in Leadership (SC WIL) joined Governor Henry McMaster and Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette in calling on more women to consider serving on state boards and commissions.

Hundreds of open seats, as well as those with expiring terms, are appointed by our Governor. Additionally, legislative delegations select nominees for others boards. These are important positions that qualified women could – and should – fill.

When we overlook capable women, we shortchange our state. Board decision-making requires the ability to hear and consider different points of view, which come from people who have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Women make up 51.5 percent of the population in South Carolina but are vastly underrepresented in state government. Our co-chairs present diverse backgrounds as they support our work in recruiting diverse and qualified candidates for boards and commissions.

NCAA Women’s Regional Finals Basketball Tickets on Sale Now
Nov 9 all-day
on line sales for Bon Secours

Volunteers- Night To Shine
Nov 9 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.

Discovery Day: The UNC Asheville Open House
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
UNCA

Discovery Day: The UNC Asheville Open House – November 2019

Discovery Day: The UNC Asheville Open House takes place on Saturday, Nov. 9, giving college-bound students and their families a chance to talk with current students, meet one-on-one with faculty and staff, tour campus and discuss academic programs, financial aid, scholarships and the application process. Learn more about and register for Discovery Day on the Admission Office website. UNC Asheville is among the nation’s top public liberal arts universities – tied for eighth in the U.S. News & World Report’s “2020 Best Colleges” rankings and included on U.S. News’ Most Innovative Schools list. For those unable to attend Discovery Day, individual and group tours are also available for prospective students and their families.

Cookies with Santa
Nov 9 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Spartanburg Marriott

Kids can enjoy making cookies and crafts, and even have an opportunity to take a picture with Santa!

The Junior League of Spartanburg is happy to announce that we now have FIVE available time slots for Cookies with Santa! We have 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm.

Tickets are available online only and are $20 which includes one child with one accompanying adult. This event will sell out very soon so act fast!

Fall Foliage Photography Contest
Nov 9 @ 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=453143868550753

Fall Harvest Festival
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Roper Mountain Science Center

The second Saturday of November is Roper Mountain’s Fall Harvest Festival. This special event will feature unique actives, games, and entertainment for all ages. It is a great opportunity to enjoy experiences similar to those which engage students during the weekday lessons held in the center’s classrooms and labs. The Living History Farm, Harrison Hall of Natural Sciences, Planetarium, Observatory, and Symmes Hall of Science all provide stimulating activities for fun and learning. There is always something new and exciting to see and do, so mark your calendar!

Parking is FREE and in the Main Parking Lot. Buses provide transportation around the mountain continuously

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Last tickets sold at 1:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices:
$8 for Adults and Teens
$7 Children (ages 4-12), Senior Citizens (age 60 & over), and Military
FREE Children age 3 and under, RMSC Members, & GCSD employees with pass

Second Saturday: Fall Harvest Festival
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Roper Mountain Science Center

The second Saturday of November is Roper Mountain’s Fall Harvest Festival. This special event will feature unique actives, games, and entertainment for all ages. It is a great opportunity to enjoy experiences similar to those which engage students during the weekday lessons held in the center’s classrooms and labs. The Living History Farm, Harrison Hall of Natural Sciences, Planetarium, Observatory, and Symmes Hall of Science all provide stimulating activities for fun and learning. There is always something new and exciting to see and do, so mark your calendar!

Parking is FREE and in the Main Parking Lot. Buses provide transportation around the mountain continuously

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Last tickets sold at 1:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices:
$8 for Adults and Teens
$7 Children (ages 4-12), Senior Citizens (age 60 & over), and Military
FREE Children age 3 and under, RMSC Members, & GCSD employees with pass

https://www.facebook.com/events/462984214541644/

The Breathe Women’s Conference #Breathe19
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Greenville Convention Center

Save the Date for #Breathe19, the Upstate’s premier women’s event is coming back to Greenville November 9th, 2019. at the Greenville Convention Center!! Vendors, Speakers, Entertainment, Networking & More! The schedule and speakers to be announced! Vendor registration is on the website at www.thebreatheconference.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/230906891160859/

Food Box Delivery volunteers needed!
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WNCAP (Western North Carolina AIDS Project) Dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promoting self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. WNCAP provides HIV-related client support, prevention, education and advocacy activities guided by the belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health care and disease prevention.
WNCAP needs volunteers for the 2nd & 4th Saturday morning Food Box Delivery: 10am-noon. Ride with another team member and deliver pre-packed boxes of food to home-bound, food insecure families living in the Asheville/ Buncombe area. Requires ability to lift 50 pounds, good driving record, and confidentiality. More info at [email protected] , 828-252-7489 ext. 315.

SECOND SATURDAY COFFEE
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

SECOND SATURDAY COFFEE AT THE SE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Join us the Second Saturday of each month, 10AM-1PM, for coffee and donuts at the Center. No agenda, no pressure, just like minded individuals interested in photography getting together to talk, share work, relax for a while.

Coffee is provided by our neighbor The Village Grind and the donuts from various bakeries around Greenville.

Plenty of parking so come by and visit for Second Saturday.

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The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments
Nov 9 @ 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

Veteran’s Day Special
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Veterans, reservists, retired and active military personnel are our American heroes, and Chimney Rock would like to honor your service with a free visit to Chimney Rock State Park during November 9-11, 2019. Must present military ID or proof of service. Offer valid for veteran or active military member only not entire party.

https://www.facebook.com/events/363388437781260/

Veteran’s Day Special
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Veterans, reservists, retired and active military personnel are our American heroes, and Chimney Rock would like to honor your service with a free visit to Chimney Rock State Park during November 9-11, 2019. Must present military ID or proof of service. Offer valid for veteran or active military member only not entire party.

https://www.facebook.com/events/363388437781260/?event_time_id=363388441114593

Bendy Birds Yoga
Nov 9 @ 11:45 am

Birds Fly South Ale Project

1320 Hampton Ave Ext, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
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