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

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Seven Centuries of Keyboard Instruments
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm
Carolina Music Museum

“Seven Centuries of Keyboard Instruments”, takes the visitor through a tour of the important keyboard developments, from the early fourteenth century with the ‘Eschequer d’ Anglis’ or English Chekker, to the harpsichord and clavichord, and forward to the eighteenth and nineteenth century piano, and then electric keyboard instruments of the twentieth and twenty first century. Visitors will see and hear important examples of these keyboards which make use of the broad collection now at the Carolina Music Museum, and will likely be surprised and delighted to encounter not only the instruments known to Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin, but keyboards of a type used by ‘The Animals’, ‘Led Zeppelin’, and TV show themes such as Seinfeld and others! ‘Seven Centuries’ will be a musical tour like no other. Tueday – Saturday 10-5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Jennifer Chiaverini Book Talk and Signing
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini will be giving a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Tuesday, February 25th at 2pm to discuss her recent book, Resistance Women, an enthralling historical saga that recreates the danger, romance, and sacrifice of an era and brings to life one courageous, passionate American—Mildred Fish Harnack—and her circle of friends who waged a clandestine battle against Hitler in Nazi Berlin. She will give a talk, take questions from the audience, and will be available to sign books afterward. Your $19.07 ticket admits one and includes a paperback copy of Resistance Women.

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Bullet Journal Buddies Monthly Drop-In Fiction Addiction
Feb 29 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

Join fellow BuJo aficionados to work on your journals, brainstorm new spreads, get advice, and show off your favorite supplies. We will have tables set up for you to work at, and supplies will be available to purchase.
Bullet Journal drop-ins will take place on the last Saturday of each month beginning in January 2020 from 12:30-3:00pm.
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Teacher & Media Specialist Party
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

March 1st at 2pm! We will have a browsable display of recent ALA Award Winners, and there will also be a presentation from Edie Melson on how to use bullet journaling to stay organized – for yourself, or as a tool to use with your stuents. Each pre-registered attendee will receive a gift bag (may not be available for those purchasing at the door), and wine and cheese will be served. Tickets to this event admit one, are $20, and will be redeemable for $10 off a purchase at the event.

Edie Melson is a woman of faith with ink-stained fingers who has been known to announce that she’s creative out of self-defense. With an artist-mother and musician-turned-photographer-father, she’d have been a disgrace if she hadn’t been true to her own brand of creativity. She’s a writer who feels lost without her camera and a reluctant speaker who loves to encourage an audience. And she embraces the ultimate contradiction of being an organized creative.

As an instructor, she’s encouraged and challenged audiences across the country and around the world. Her numerous books, including the award-winning Soul Care series, reflect her passion to help others develop the strength of their God-given gifts and apply them to their lives. She lives in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains where she spends time off hiking with her husband and her camera

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen Book Talk and Signing
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

#1 Bestselling authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen will be giving a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Wednesday, March 4th at 2pm to discuss their new book, You Are Not Alone, a thriller about a circle of friends with deadly intentions–where trust is their weapon and revenge is their trigger. The authors will give a talk, take questions from the audience, and will be available to sign books afterward. Your $29.67 ticket admits one and includes a copy of You Are Not Alone.

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Ally Carter Children’s Book Talk and Signing
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

The book talk and signing will be held at Fiction Addiction on Thursday, March 5th at 6pm in celebration of her middle grade debut, Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor. Ally will give a talk, take questions from the audience, and will be available to sign books afterward.

Tickets to this event are $18.01 and include one person, one chair, and one copy of the book. Each child age 6 and up added on is an additional $1.99, and children under age 6 are admitted for free. Children will sit on the floor in the designated children’s seating area. Children under age 6 can sit in the designated children’s seating area or on their parent’s lap. Families bringing more than three children over age 6 will need to make a separate second purchase of an additional book ticket, but we can switch out your second copy of the book for one of the author’s other books in the series when you check into the event.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
2020 Q1 Mystery Bookclub with Sisters in Crime
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

2020 Q1 Mystery Bookclub with Sisters in Crime

Sign up for our mystery bookclub, co-sponsored by our local chapter of Sisters in Crime. Cost includes all books being discussed that quarter. The club will meet at Fiction Addiction on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12pm-1pm. Each quarter will have a different moderator. Sally Handley will moderate the first quarter of 2020 and her selections are: Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger (January), Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown (February), and Lowcountry Boil by Susan Boyer (March). If you already own one of the books, we can sub out another book in our store of equal or lesser cost.

Songwriters’ Showcase
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
M. Judson Booksellers

Bring your guitar, ukulele, banjo or just lyrics, and join us at M. Judson for a night of original music! Every month we will have a spotlight different local songwriter and have an open mic. The only rule is to leave the covers at home. This is for original writing only. We want to hear your stories! Whether you’re in the spotlight or in the audience, you’re guaranteed to have great night filled with music and community.

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Bullet Journal Class with Edie Melson
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm
Fiction Addiction

Edie Melson will be hosting a bullet journal class at Fiction Addiction on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 pm. Come learn how bullet journaling can change your life! Tickets to this event are $25, and include a voucher for $20 off your purchase the day of the event.

Weekly & Monthly Bullet Journal Spreads

Make your Bullet Journal more effective with weekly and monthly spreads. In this hands-on class Edie will share what types of weekly spreads work best for different situations. Also discussed will be monthly themes and how to carry them throughout weekly spreads. Included will be numerous templates and examples.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020
DJanée Launch Party and Reading
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fiction Addiction

Author DJanée will be celebrating the launch of her children’s book, Jimmy and the Teddy Bear. The author will do a reading, followed by a drop-in book signing. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

In a world where self-esteem is challenged, children deserve to know that they’re special. Jimmy and the Teddy Bear reminds our children that their differences make them unique, and it shows them just how special they are. This heart-warming story brings the family together to enjoy the endearing nature of friendship and the value of spending time with loved ones.

 

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Delicious Reads 2020
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
AC Marriott Spartanburg

Please join us for an afternoon of lively conversation about books with twenty extraordinary American authors while enjoying delectable desserts and libations! Guests will have a unique opportunity to chat with a variety of writers about their work and all things literary in a relaxed, elegant setting.

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Bullet Journal Buddies Monthly Drop-In Fiction Addiction
Mar 28 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

Join fellow BuJo aficionados to work on your journals, brainstorm new spreads, get advice, and show off your favorite supplies. We will have tables set up for you to work at, and supplies will be available to purchase.
Bullet Journal drop-ins will take place on the last Saturday of each month beginning in January 2020 from 12:30-3:00pm.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Lunch and Lit with Kimmery Martin
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
M. Judson Booksellers

Join us on Tuesday, April 7th at 12:00pm to welcome back Kimmery Martin as she discusses her newest release, The Antidote For Everything.

This doctor-turned-author who wrote the well-received Queen of Hearts is back with a new story of friendship, workplace drama, and fighting for what matters to you. The Antidote For Everything tells the story of two doctors, Georgia and Jonah, who face a difficult choice between their duty to treat their patients, and their ability to keep their jobs. What follows is a story that is funny and moving, heartwarming and heart affirming, and balances the story of Georgia and Jonah with big issues of power dynamics and human rights.

Kimmery has been featured on lists in Buzzfeed, Southern Living, Goodreads, Travel + Leisure, and many more.

We’re delighted that Kimmery will be on hand to talk, answer questions, and sign books, all while enjoying a delicious meal at Soby’s (which is hardly ever open for lunch).

Tickets are $45 and include a three course lunch and a copy of The Antidote For Everything.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Tracey Enerson Wood Bookclub Party
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm
Fiction Addiciton

Store owner Jill Hendrix will also present suggested titles for bookclubs, and we will have refreshments and giveaways. Each pre-registered attendee will receive a gift bag (may not be available for those purchasing at the door) of “advance reader copies”. You may purchase a voucher ticket ($15), which can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event, or a book ticket ($33.61) for those who know they would already would love to read The Engineer’s Wife.

Songwriters’ Showcase
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
M. Judson Booksellers

Bring your guitar, ukulele, banjo or just lyrics, and join us at M. Judson for a night of original music! Every month we will have a spotlight different local songwriter and have an open mic. The only rule is to leave the covers at home. This is for original writing only. We want to hear your stories! Whether you’re in the spotlight or in the audience, you’re guaranteed to have great night filled with music and community.

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Bullet Journal Buddies Monthly Drop-In Fiction Addiction
Apr 25 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

Join fellow BuJo aficionados to work on your journals, brainstorm new spreads, get advice, and show off your favorite supplies. We will have tables set up for you to work at, and supplies will be available to purchase.
Bullet Journal drop-ins will take place on the last Saturday of each month beginning in January 2020 from 12:30-3:00pm.
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Bullet Journal Buddies Monthly Drop-In Fiction Addiction
May 30 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

Join fellow BuJo aficionados to work on your journals, brainstorm new spreads, get advice, and show off your favorite supplies. We will have tables set up for you to work at, and supplies will be available to purchase.
Bullet Journal drop-ins will take place on the last Saturday of each month beginning in January 2020 from 12:30-3:00pm.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Bullet Journal Buddies Monthly Drop-In Fiction Addiction
Jun 27 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

Join fellow BuJo aficionados to work on your journals, brainstorm new spreads, get advice, and show off your favorite supplies. We will have tables set up for you to work at, and supplies will be available to purchase.
Bullet Journal drop-ins will take place on the last Saturday of each month beginning in January 2020 from 12:30-3:00pm.
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Bullet Journal Buddies Monthly Drop-In Fiction Addiction
Jul 25 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

Join fellow BuJo aficionados to work on your journals, brainstorm new spreads, get advice, and show off your favorite supplies. We will have tables set up for you to work at, and supplies will be available to purchase.
Bullet Journal drop-ins will take place on the last Saturday of each month beginning in January 2020 from 12:30-3:00pm.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Bullet Journal Buddies Monthly Drop-In Fiction Addiction
Aug 29 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

Join fellow BuJo aficionados to work on your journals, brainstorm new spreads, get advice, and show off your favorite supplies. We will have tables set up for you to work at, and supplies will be available to purchase.
Bullet Journal drop-ins will take place on the last Saturday of each month beginning in January 2020 from 12:30-3:00pm.