Looking for arts and theatre events in Greenville, SC? Whether you’re a local, new in town, or just passing through, you’ll be sure to find something that piques your interest.

Sunday, May 24, 2020
“Get Happy” with Tap Dancing Vagabonds Flat Rock Playhouse
May 24 all-day
online

This video was choreographed and directed by Lauren Hopkins and features a whole crew of performers from YouTheatre days, Studio 52, Former Apprentices, AEA company, and even director/choreographer Amy Jones!

Choreographed/Directed: Lauren Hopkins; Video edited: Ryan Jalernpan; Music edited: Amy Jones; Dancers: Lauren HopkinsAndrew LivingstonSher ShepherdLauren ImhoffAllison NockAmy JonesStephanie WahlCharlie JohnsonMaria BuchananDavid Paul KidderMillicent HunnicuttCara DolanDesiree RickerRaja JalernpanCasey Hebbel

Fine Art Virtual Exhibit: Crista Matteson “Kindred”
May 24 – Jun 30 all-day
Online The Bender Gallery
Pink Bunny in the Garden
cast glass
7 x 8 x 13 in

Bender Gallery is pleased to announce Kindred, an exhibition for Seattle based mixed media artist Crista Matteson beginning on Friday April 3. Of course, we would have much preferred to have an in-person exhibition for Matteson at the gallery but we still feel very privileged to bring such beauty to our clients and followers at a time when we need it the most.

Matteson’s latest series Kindred stems from her observations and research into the connectedness of all living things as increased urbanization impacts the local ecosystem of her beloved Pacific Northwest. This theme of interconnectedness could not be more applicable to today, as a pandemic spreads the globe and people all over the world are going through the same experiences.

Flat Rock Playhouse Cancels 2020 Season
May 24 all-day
Flat Rock Playhouse

“We are heartbroken to have to make this decision,” said producing artistic director Lisa K. Bryant. “With state-mandated limitations on gathering sizes for the foreseeable future, as well as recent information that union rules for actors returning to work may not even be issued until summer, it is now clear we cannot reopen in mid-July as we had hoped. The right decision for the long-term health of the Playhouse and for our patrons is to move the entire 2020 season to 2021.” This decision was ratified unanimously by the Playhouse Board of Trustees.

Flat Rock Playhouse Lisa K. Bryant Interview on WLOS
May 24 all-day
online

Producing Artistic Director, Lisa K. Bryant, spoke with WLOS regarding our decision to postpone our 2020 season.

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
May 24 @ 6:30 pm
Peace Center

“The party Broadway’s been looking for!” –TheaterMania

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed.

With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls,” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.

Official Website

Drive In Movies at Brevard Music Center Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
May 24 @ 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center

BMC @ THE MOVIES DRIVE-IN EXPERIENCE

In accordance with phase one of the Governor’s reopening orders, Brevard Music Center (BMC) will begin presenting Drive-In Movies on its campus starting Saturday night, May 30, 2020. The eight-film series is made possible by BMC with lead sponsors, PLATT and the Transylvania County Library FoundationStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the first featured film in the series. The films will be presented on weekends at 9 PM on a big screen in the parking lot adjacent to BMC’s Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium (WPA) in Brevard.  Ticket sales for this event will begin Tuesday, May 26 at 9 AM.

Future movie titles and and on-sale dates for the weekly film series will be announced soon.

BMC is also collaborating with the following community partners for the Drive-In Movies @ Brevard Music Center series: The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania CountyRise and Shine Freedom SchoolSAFEVeterans History Museum of the CarolinasSharing HouseMeals on Wheels, and Bread of Life. Volunteers from these participating non-profit organizations will be giving each car a free bag of popcorn and candy along with literature about their missions in the community. Brevard’s own Co-Ed Cinema is providing the popcorn, and Ingles Markets will provide free candy to patrons.

Drive-in enthusiasts will enjoy featured movies on a 30-foot screen coordinated and constructed by PLATT. Audio will occur via FM transmission to the moviegoer’s car radio. In order to minimize physical interactions, tickets can only be purchased ahead of time via this website, and a limit of 80 cars per showing will be allowed.

Ticket prices for each movie are only $15 per car. All tickets must be purchased in advance – up to 1 hour before show time. No tickets will be sold onsite at BMC, and there will be no box office access during any Drive-In Movies @ Brevard Music Center film presentation.

https://secure.brevardmusic.org/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=46747029-392C-4E6C-A362-4F8AF280F582&utm_source=Brevard+Music+Center&utm_campaign=3662c05937-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_31_2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b154873bc5-3662c05937-131688489

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Quarantine Crafts and Activities w/ PRTM Clemson Students
May 26 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Online FB

Join us every Tuesday, Thursday (beginning 2:30pm) for a Quarantine Craft from the Clemson University PRTM students! If you are running out of ideas at home this is a great resource to try out new activities and crafts! Thank you PRTM students and staff for making this possible!

No photo description available.

Drive In Movies at Brevard Music Center Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
May 26 @ 9:00 pm
Brevard Music Center

BMC @ THE MOVIES DRIVE-IN EXPERIENCE

In accordance with phase one of the Governor’s reopening orders, Brevard Music Center (BMC) will begin presenting Drive-In Movies on its campus starting Saturday night, May 30, 2020. The eight-film series is made possible by BMC with lead sponsors, PLATT and the Transylvania County Library FoundationStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the first featured film in the series. The films will be presented on weekends at 9 PM on a big screen in the parking lot adjacent to BMC’s Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium (WPA) in Brevard.  Ticket sales for this event will begin Tuesday, May 26 at 9 AM.

Future movie titles and and on-sale dates for the weekly film series will be announced soon.

BMC is also collaborating with the following community partners for the Drive-In Movies @ Brevard Music Center series: The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania CountyRise and Shine Freedom SchoolSAFEVeterans History Museum of the CarolinasSharing HouseMeals on Wheels, and Bread of Life. Volunteers from these participating non-profit organizations will be giving each car a free bag of popcorn and candy along with literature about their missions in the community. Brevard’s own Co-Ed Cinema is providing the popcorn, and Ingles Markets will provide free candy to patrons.

Drive-in enthusiasts will enjoy featured movies on a 30-foot screen coordinated and constructed by PLATT. Audio will occur via FM transmission to the moviegoer’s car radio. In order to minimize physical interactions, tickets can only be purchased ahead of time via this website, and a limit of 80 cars per showing will be allowed.

Ticket prices for each movie are only $15 per car. All tickets must be purchased in advance – up to 1 hour before show time. No tickets will be sold onsite at BMC, and there will be no box office access during any Drive-In Movies @ Brevard Music Center film presentation.

https://secure.brevardmusic.org/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=46747029-392C-4E6C-A362-4F8AF280F582&utm_source=Brevard+Music+Center&utm_campaign=3662c05937-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_31_2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b154873bc5-3662c05937-131688489

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Steel Magnolias POSTPONED to 2021 Season
May 27 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse
Live Online Marbling
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
live on Facebook

Join Pam every Wednesday at 3 pm on Facebook Live to experience marbling, the 17th Century process of floating paint on a thick water surface. Watch the paints expand, get pushed by subsequent colors until the final print on paper. Watch the #majikalmarblingreveal create the frozen piece of art!!

 

This family friendly weekly event is always live and unexpected happenings. Come virtually and prepare to be amazed!! Interact as each piece happens.

Online Writing Workshop with Seema Reza
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
online

New registration process for online workshops!

  1. Register for any workshop (except for May 1st, children’s workshops on May 12th and 26th, and our monthly workshop with the Strathmore) by clicking here.
  2. Wait for your registration to be approved, then follow the instructions in your email.
New Adult Studio Class: Asheville Art Museum  Cultivating Digital Photography Skills: Light
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online with Asheville Art Museum 

This four-part class led by Learning & Engagement Assistant Paige Taylor explores natural and artificial lighting approaches using digital photography. Through a series of weekly assignments, hone your observation skills, and capture landscapes, portraits, and more in a variety of lighting situations. Use images from the Museum’s Collection and other sources for inspiration. Class time includes instruction, group shares, and discussions; individual preparation between classes includes responding to weekly photo prompts, short readings, and journaling. This virtual class is designed with beginners, hobbyists, and those with some photography experience in mind.

MAY 6, 13, 20, & 27—Wednesdays, 6–8pm
Registration deadline: May 5

Steel Magnolias POSTPONED to 2021 Season
May 27 @ 7:30 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse
VIRTUAL–Curtains Up Coalition (Community Theater)
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
online

 

Market Theatre Company, May 27.

Greenwood Community Theatre, June 3.

Curtains Up Cabaret, June 10.

Clemson Little Theatre, June 17.

Thursday, May 28, 2020
“Get Happy” with Tap Dancing Vagabonds Flat Rock Playhouse
May 28 all-day
online

This video was choreographed and directed by Lauren Hopkins and features a whole crew of performers from YouTheatre days, Studio 52, Former Apprentices, AEA company, and even director/choreographer Amy Jones!

Choreographed/Directed: Lauren Hopkins; Video edited: Ryan Jalernpan; Music edited: Amy Jones; Dancers: Lauren HopkinsAndrew LivingstonSher ShepherdLauren ImhoffAllison NockAmy JonesStephanie WahlCharlie JohnsonMaria BuchananDavid Paul KidderMillicent HunnicuttCara DolanDesiree RickerRaja JalernpanCasey Hebbel

Urge Support for H1068 and Arts Funding During COVID-19
May 28 all-day
online

New NC Arts Funding Bill Needs Support

Joint Caucus on Arts and Arts Education Co-Chairs Rep. Becky Carney and Rep. Jeffrey Elmore are joined by Rep. Michele Presnell and Rep. Susan Fisher as primary sponsors of H1068, the new legislation that would allocate $3 million to arts organizations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the NC Arts Council.
Online Writing Workshop with Seema Reza
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
online

New registration process for online workshops!

  1. Register for any workshop (except for May 1st, children’s workshops on May 12th and 26th, and our monthly workshop with the Strathmore) by clicking here.
  2. Wait for your registration to be approved, then follow the instructions in your email.
Steel Magnolias POSTPONED to 2021 Season
May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse
Quarantine Crafts and Activities w/ PRTM Clemson Students
May 28 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Online FB

Join us every Tuesday, Thursday (beginning 2:30pm) for a Quarantine Craft from the Clemson University PRTM students! If you are running out of ideas at home this is a great resource to try out new activities and crafts! Thank you PRTM students and staff for making this possible!

No photo description available.

Honoring Monica Iversen
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wild Hare

You’re Invited to Wild Hare for a reception honoring Monica.

She is a very talented Artist. Let’s all help celebrate this rewarding career with her!!