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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Bucket List: Guide to Art Institutions in WNC
Oct 21 all-day
WNC

Bucket List: Guide to Art Institutions in WNC
Western North Carolina is known as the artist’s enclave of the Southeast—but where should we layfolk go to enjoy the fruits of these labors? Here’s our guide to enjoying art—painted, sculpted, sketched, and otherwise crafted—across the region.

 

Flat Rock Playhouse: Online Gift Shop Now Open
Oct 21 all-day
Online

SHOP THE ROCK!

Our online gift shop is now open, and just in time for your holiday shopping. T-shirts are available in a variety of colors with Adult and Youth sizing, and we have additional apparel items like sweatshirts, hats, polos, and totes. We have unique gift options like our 50th-anniversary book with a detailed history of Flat Rock Playhouse and prints designed by some of your favorite Vagabonds.

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RBG – Film
Oct 21 all-day
Online

The Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary RBG, directed by award-winning filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen, chronicles the inspiring and personal story of Ginsburg’s rise to the nation’s highest court while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. “From her Supreme Court chambers to her exercise room, what a privilege and a joy it was for us to train our cameras on RBG, and capture the story of this feisty, determined, brilliant woman who used her talents to make our world a better place,” said West and Cohen.

“What makes it memorable is its portrait of a woman with an exceptional intellect, to be sure, but also a lifelong capacity for staggering amounts of minutely detailed, unswervingly purposeful work.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“The movie’s touch is light and its spirit buoyant, but there is no mistaking its seriousness or its passion. Those qualities resonate powerfully in the dissents that may prove to be Justice Ginsburg’s most enduring legacy, and RBG is, above all, a tribute to her voice.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

In addition to owning the film, you’ll also have access to a long-form Q&A with the directors from earlier this summer.

“Find Your Color” Photo Contest Chimney Rock
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Chimney Rock Park

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Fall “Find Your Color” Photo Contest

Time: Park hours
Cost: No additional cost to enter.

It’s during this time of year that the mountains explode with color. Capture photos of the fall season and enter them into our “Find Your Color” 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.

GREAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO 3 WINNING ENTRIES

Winners will be notified and announced on Chimney Rock’s social media channels. F

Artists Collective | Spartanburg October Member Exhibits
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

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Big in Glass

Two Upstate SC Artists Collaborate to Showcase Glass Art Through Macro Photography

Photographer Thomas Koenig and fused-glass artist Judy Martin will exhibit their collaborative work — Big In Glass

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Acrylic Moments

Local Upstate Artist Exhibits for First Time, Expressing Remembered Emotions

It’s taken self-taught artist Janis McElligott nearly a lifetime, but her first public exhibition of acrylic paintings — Acrylic Moments: Emotions Remembered

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Bucket List: Guide to Art Institutions in WNC
Oct 22 all-day
WNC

Bucket List: Guide to Art Institutions in WNC
Western North Carolina is known as the artist’s enclave of the Southeast—but where should we layfolk go to enjoy the fruits of these labors? Here’s our guide to enjoying art—painted, sculpted, sketched, and otherwise crafted—across the region.

 

Call for Sculpture Artists Tucker’s Gallery Outdoor Sculpture Gallery
Oct 22 all-day
Online

 by Tom Risser of Waxhaw, North Carolina

The Caldwell Arts Council and the City of Lenoir, NC seek sculptors to participate in Tucker’s Gallery, an outdoor sculpture sales gallery with three-dimensional artwork mounted in 12 pedestal-planters  in downtown Lenoir for up to one year.  Artists receive stipends for delivery and retrieval of sculptural art, and sculptures may be sold with 30% commission to the Caldwell Arts Council.

Find application at website.

Calling for Submissions: The Breath Project/Flat Rock Playhouse
Oct 22 all-day
Online
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Flat Rock Playhouse is proud to partner with The Breath Project to create an archive of 8 minute and 46 second works of live theater from multidisciplinary theater artists of color who are responding to this moment in history. All submissions that meet the Breath Project guidelines will be featured in the archive, and as partners in the project, CJ Barnwell will be the curator from our theater who will help select pieces from the archive to feature in a virtual festival in Fall 2020. For those who do not have access to video recording equipment, the Playhouse is able to offer the use of the Mainstage and video recording support. If you are interested in recording on the Mainstage, please email [email protected].

To be considered for the Fall 2020 virtual festival, please submit your piece by Sept. 14, 2020. For more information on the submission process, the mission of the Breath Project and other partner theaters, visit www.thebreathproject2020.com.

Flat Rock Playhouse: Online Gift Shop Now Open
Oct 22 all-day
Online

SHOP THE ROCK!

Our online gift shop is now open, and just in time for your holiday shopping. T-shirts are available in a variety of colors with Adult and Youth sizing, and we have additional apparel items like sweatshirts, hats, polos, and totes. We have unique gift options like our 50th-anniversary book with a detailed history of Flat Rock Playhouse and prints designed by some of your favorite Vagabonds.

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Pandemic Arts w/ Flat Rock Playhouse
Oct 22 all-day
Online

Pandemic Arts is a series “where performing artists from various genres discuss how the global pandemic is affecting their careers, their creativity, their finances, and their plans for the future.” The FRP episode is live and features a candid interview with Lisa K. Bryant about the history of the Playhouse and the challenges of running a theatre during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll also see performances by beloved Vagabonds Matthew Glover, Bill Muñoz, and Scott Treadway. Click here to watch the video!

RBG – Film
Oct 22 all-day
Online

The Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentary RBG, directed by award-winning filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen, chronicles the inspiring and personal story of Ginsburg’s rise to the nation’s highest court while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. “From her Supreme Court chambers to her exercise room, what a privilege and a joy it was for us to train our cameras on RBG, and capture the story of this feisty, determined, brilliant woman who used her talents to make our world a better place,” said West and Cohen.

“What makes it memorable is its portrait of a woman with an exceptional intellect, to be sure, but also a lifelong capacity for staggering amounts of minutely detailed, unswervingly purposeful work.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“The movie’s touch is light and its spirit buoyant, but there is no mistaking its seriousness or its passion. Those qualities resonate powerfully in the dissents that may prove to be Justice Ginsburg’s most enduring legacy, and RBG is, above all, a tribute to her voice.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

In addition to owning the film, you’ll also have access to a long-form Q&A with the directors from earlier this summer.

Use Your Voice – Support The Arts
Oct 22 all-day
Online

Use Your Voice – Support The Arts

This May, we made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 season due to COVID-19. The entire industry of live entertainment has been severely impacted by the pandemic, and your support is needed now more than ever by asking your representatives to support the Save Our Stages Act. Click here to easily contact your congressional representatives. 

“Find Your Color” Photo Contest Chimney Rock
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Chimney Rock Park

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Fall “Find Your Color” Photo Contest

Time: Park hours
Cost: No additional cost to enter.

It’s during this time of year that the mountains explode with color. Capture photos of the fall season and enter them into our “Find Your Color” 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.

GREAT PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO 3 WINNING ENTRIES

Winners will be notified and announced on Chimney Rock’s social media channels. F

Artists Collective | Spartanburg October Member Exhibits
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

big-in-glass-samples

Big in Glass

Two Upstate SC Artists Collaborate to Showcase Glass Art Through Macro Photography

Photographer Thomas Koenig and fused-glass artist Judy Martin will exhibit their collaborative work — Big In Glass

love-waits

Acrylic Moments

Local Upstate Artist Exhibits for First Time, Expressing Remembered Emotions

It’s taken self-taught artist Janis McElligott nearly a lifetime, but her first public exhibition of acrylic paintings — Acrylic Moments: Emotions Remembered

Portrait Sessions Give Back To The Flat Rock Playhouse
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Porch Portraits by Suzanne

 

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Best of all, Porch Portraits by Suzanne will donate $15 of every session to our great friends at Flat Rock Playhouse. My goal is to raise $15,000 for the Playhouse by the end of the year so any money over and above the price of $65 will go straight to them.

Perhaps most exciting, an extremely generous Playhouse donor has agreed to a MATCHING GIFT CAMPAIGN up to $36,000.18! This incredibly generous donation draws on the magic of Chai, the Jewish belief that multiples of 18 bring good luck. Meaning that every session booked will result in at least $30 for the wonderful folks at Flat Rock Playhouse.

For decades, Flat Rock Playhouse has been opening their collective hearts and sharing their fabulous talents to bring joy and entertainment to western North Carolina. This is an opportunity to show our gratitude at a time when they really need our support.

Together, let’s make magic happen! Help us kick off this campaign by contributing today.

Studio 52 Virtual Fall Classes: Musical Theatre 3rd-5th
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Online

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Make ‘em laugh in a musical comedy class combining silliness and song! This virtual class integrates acting, singing, improv, and movement as actors use their voices, bodies, and imaginations to develop hilarious Broadway repertoire. At the end of the semester, students will share their uproarious musical revue in a one-of-a-kind virtual showcase.

Sep. 24 – Nov. 19
3rd – 5th Grades
Weekly Zoom class, one 20-minute private lesson
Instructors: Anna Kimmell, Matthew Glover

Second Annual Upcycled Art Show
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Drayton Mills

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Habitat Spartanburg is proud to host the second annual Art Show. The inaugural show was fantastic and we’ve issued a Call for Artists and Designers who want to enter pieces into this year’s show. Accepted applicants will have an opportunity to shop in the ReStore, select their piece, and upcycle or reinvent their works into a piece to be sold during the auction!

Studio 52 Virtual Fall Classes: Musical Theatre 6th-8th
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Online
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Become a star of the silver screen in this class celebrating Hollywood hits. With a combination of weekly Zoom classes and one private coaching, actors will take their singing, acting, and movement skills to the next level. Refine your on-camera performance technique with a combination of solos, small groups, and ensemble singing. Collaborate with like-minded peers, learn about cinema history, and develop a one-of-a-kind movie musical revue, presented in a final virtual screening!

Thursdays  from 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Sep. 24 – Nov. 19
9th – 12th Grades
Weekly Zoom class, one 20-minute private coaching
Instructors: Anna Kimmell, Matthew Glover

Boots + Pearls Women of Distinction Awards Drive-In Movie
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds

Join us for the first Girl Scouts of South Carolina- Mountains to Midlands Boots and Pearls Drive-In on October 22, 2020 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

For the 2020 Women of Distinction Awards, honoring J.Ruth Littlejohn and Stacy McBride, we are hosting our first Drive-In movie.

We will be serving boxes of treats to enjoy from the comfort of the car. And just like the Drive-In movies of the past, there will be a radio transmitter to hear the movie being broadcast.

The Drive-In will be held at the Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds (575 Fairgrounds Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303). Gates will open at 6:30 and the show, all about these amazing women and Girl Scouts, will begin at 7pm.

As an appreciated ticket holder, you will receive tickets, or in this case, parking spaces.  

Tickets: https://www.gssc-mm.org/en/donate/Women/BP.html

True Home Open Mic at Flood Gallery
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Flood Gallery

Uncensored expression: anyone is invited to step up to share song, music, poetry, comedy, rants & raves!

The most eclectic open mic around, in a welcoming gallery setting! 6 pm signup, perform 6:30-8:30 pm.