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

Sunday, January 29, 2023
Distinguished Lecture Series: Tom Strange “100 Years of Rock + Roll Part 1”
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sigal Music Museum

A free lecture on the history of Rock & Roll from the museum’s curator, Tom Strange!

Tom Strange traces the fascinating threads of American music as they assemble to create the first music known as Rock & Roll. Original discs from the museum collection will be spun, as the origins of this great musical genre is developed from the pioneers themselves!

Monday, January 30, 2023
Spring Language Classes at Upstate International
Jan 30 all-day
Upstate International

Want to learn a new language or improve your foreign language skills? Upstate International is offering language learning classes for the Spring 2023 semester!

The classes are affordable, accessible, and fun for all levels, beginning the week of January 30th and lasting until May 6th. Regular and Intensive classes are offered, with Regular classes meeting once a week for 75 minutes and Intensive classes meeting twice a week for 90 minutes per class.

All students must be members of Upstate International (only $75 per year including many other benefits). Class Fees are $150 for Regular classes and $450 for Intensive classes.

Classes are kept small to ensure a learning experience. Enroll TODAY to save your spot by checking this link: www.upstateinternational.org/language-classes/

Languages offered: French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Danish, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and English- please check this link: tinyurl.com/UI2023spring
for available classes.

When: Jan 30th week to the week of May 6th.
Cost: Regular classes- $150
1hr 15 min per week
Intensive classes- $450
3hr per week
*All students must be UI members – only $75 per year including many other benefits! *
Where: UI Center (9 S Memminger St, Greenville, SC, 29601)

Mauldin Library: Financial Awareness for Teens
Jan 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Mauldin Library

Drop in to learn about resources for good money habits for ages 12 – 17.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Hughes Main Library Zoom Basics
Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Hughes Main Library

Learn the ins and outs of hosting and attending a Zoom virtual meeting. Discover useful tools within Zoom to get the most out of your interactions. Registration required

Taylors Library: Plant to Plate: Growing and Cooking with Microgreens
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Taylors Library

Join Clemson SNAP-Ed and the Seed Library to learn all about how to grow and eat microgreens!

Incorporating a colorful variety of fruit and veggies in your diet doesn’t have to be complicated and during colder months growing some of your own fresh veggies is a great option to add nutrients to any meal. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables, and use our microgreens to create two recipes. You’ll leave our 1.5 hour class with the confidence to create delicious meals with microgreens, and a full kit to grow your own! Registration required. Email [email protected] or call 864-268-5955 to register.

Recipes: Microgreen Rainbow Salad & Pita Break Pocket with Microgreens

SECRETS OF THE WHALES WITH UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER, BRIAN SKERRY
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm
Charleston Gaillard Center

| Dive deep into the groundbreaking science of whale families – and their startlingly human parallels – through the awe-inspiring work of celebrated National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry. Discover the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures among four different species of whales – from the international cuisines of orcas to families of beluga whales playing at their “summer resort” – and learn what these majestic creatures can teach us about ourselves and our planet.

Thursday, February 2, 2023
Hughes Main Library Winter Masquerade Ball
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hughes Main Library

All Learn to waltz and ballroom dance with Carolina Dance Collaborative. Be wowed by close-up magic and mentalism! Bring your best masks to don while dancing or create one at the ball. Part of the event series: Winter Reading Audience: Adults Category: Performing Arts, Health & Wellness, Games & Hobbies

Travelers Rest Library Plant to Plate: Growing and Cooking with Microgreens
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Travelers Rest Library

Join Clemson SNAP-Ed and the Seed Library to learn all about how to grow and eat microgreens! Incorporating a colorful variety of fruit and veggies in your diet doesn’t have to be complicated and during colder months growing some of your own fresh veggies is a great option to add nutrients to any meal. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables, and use our microgreens to create two recipes. You’ll leave our 1.5 hour class with the confidence to create delicious meals with microgreens, and a full kit to grow your own! Registration required. Email [email protected] or call 864-268-5955 to register. Recipes: Microgreen Rainbow Salad & Pita Break Pocket with Microgreens Part of the event series: Gardening & Sustainability Audience: Adults Category: Cooking and Food, Gardening & Sustainability

Sunday, February 5, 2023
Distinguished Lecture Series: David Sims “100 Years of Rock + Roll Part 2”
Feb 5 @ 3:00 pm
Sigal Music Museum

A free lecture on the history of Rock & Roll from the museum’s Executive Director, David Sims!

Monday, February 6, 2023
Musical Theatre K-2nd Grades
Feb 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Studio 52

February 6-April 17 (Spring Break March 13-17)

MONDAY 4:30PM – 5:30

Instructor: Zoe Zelonky

This fun and high-energy 10-week class combines the three fundamentals of musical theater, acting, singing, and dance, in an accessible and exciting way! With a focus on singing technique, musicality, movement, and storytelling, students will learn new skills and make friends as they develop songs from Broadway musicals. No prior experience is necessary. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times! We will end the semester with a performance for family and friends on Monday April 24 in the evening!

    • Payment plans are available through the Box Office at 828.693.0731.
    • A $50 deposit is required to secure the student’s spot in the class. The full payment must be completed by the first day of class.

    • Students and families that register for more than one class are offered a $25 discount for each additional class. This offer applies to multiple classes for one student or family discounts for siblings.

    • *Need-based scholarships are available upon application.

Musical Theatre 3rd-5th Grades
Feb 6 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Studio 52

February 6 – April 17 (Spring Break March 13-17)

MONDAY 5:45-6:45PM

Instructor: Zoe Zelonky

In this 10-week session discover the fun and fundamentals of musical theatre technique by integrating acting, singing, and simple choreography in the development of a Broadway repertoire. Students will learn proper vocal technique, story-telling through song, musical theatre-style choreography, and how to work within an ensemble. Apply your skills at the end of class performance for friends and family on Monday April 24 in the evening. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times.

Dates: February 6 – April 17

Grades: 3rd-5th
Day/Time: Monday 5:45-6:45

Tuition: $190

    • Payment plans are available through the Box Office at 828.693.0731.
    • A $50 deposit is required to secure the student’s spot in the class. The full payment must be completed by the first day of class.

    • Students and families that register for more than one class are offered a $25 discount for each additional class. This offer applies to multiple classes for one student or family discounts for siblings.

    • *Need-based scholarships are available upon application.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Travelers Rest Library Avoid the Hack: Cybersecurity for Small Business
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Travelers Rest Library

It’s in the news and normally centered on major corporations. However, small businesses are normally the easiest targets for cyber criminals. This course outlines some of the most common risks and how to avoid them. Led by South Carolina Small Business Development Center. Registration required. Part of the event series: Small Business Development Center Training Audience: Adults Category: Business & Mone

Acting Class 3rd-5th Grades
Feb 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Studio 52

February 7 – April 18 (Spring Break March 13-17)

Tuesday 4:30-5:30

Instructor: Christa Matheus

This 10-week class is designed for curious young performers eager to explore the “FUN”-damentals of acting. Through high-energy theatre games, improvisation, pantomime, storytelling, and ensemble-based activities, students will hone their theatre skills, build meaningful connections with other young artists, and discover their creative potential! Showcase what you learned at the end of class performance for friends and family on Monday April 24 in the evening. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times.

Dates: February 7 – April 18

Grades: 3rd-5th
Day/Time: Tuesday 4:30-5:30

Instructor: Christa Mattheus

  • Payment plans are available through the Box Office at 828.693.0731.

  • A $50 deposit is required to secure the student’s spot in the class. The full payment must be completed by the first day of class.

  • Students and families that register for more than one class are offered a $25 discount for each additional class. This offer applies to multiple classes for one student or family discounts for siblings.

  • *Need-based scholarships are available upon application.

Acting 6th-8th Grades
Feb 7 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Studio 52

ACTING

6th – 8th Grades

February 7 – April 19

Tuesday 5:45-6:45

Instructor: Christa Matheus

In this 10-week semester, young artists will learn to create dynamic relationships through theatre games, improvisation, and scene work. With an emphasis on ensemble storytelling, character creation, physicality, and voice and speech, students will leave feeling more collaborative, creative, and confident making bold choices on stage and in life. Apply your skills at the end of semester performance for friends and family on Monday April 24 in the evening. No prior experience is necessary, only an open mind! With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times.

  • Payment plans are available through the Box Office at 828.693.0731.
  • A $50 deposit is required to secure the student’s spot in the class. The full payment must be completed by the first day of class.

  • Students and families that register for more than one class are offered a $25 discount for each additional class. This offer applies to multiple classes for one student or family discounts for siblings.

  • *Need-based scholarships are available upon application.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Greer Library Explore Your World: The Inspiration of George Washington Carver
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Greer Library

Crafts and activities for ages 6-12.

Part of the event series: Explore Your World

Audience: Kids
Category: Arts & Crafts, Kids Events, Homeschool
Hughes Main Library Spreadsheets
Feb 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Hughes Main Library

Training Lab Learn the basics of creating a spreadsheet. Registration required Audience: Adults Category: Computer Classes, Digital Literacy

Musical Theatre 6th-8th Grades
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Studio 52

MUSICAL THEATRE

6th – 8th Grades

February 8 – April 19 (Spring Break March 13-17)

WEDNESDAY: 5:00PM-6:00PM

Instructor: Lauren Hopkins & Ethan Andersen

Build on the fundamentals of musical theatre technique by integrating acting, singing, and basic choreography in the development of a musical revue. Expand on principles of vocal technique, music theory, knowledge of Broadway repertoire, expression of character through movement, and learn how to elevate performances by making specific and unique choices on stage. Apply your skills at the end of semester performance for friends and family on Monday April 24 in the evening. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times!

  • Payment plans are available through the Box Office at 828.693.0731.
  • A $50 deposit is required to secure the student’s spot in the class. The full payment must be completed by the first day of class.

  • Students and families that register for more than one class are offered a $25 discount for each additional camp. This offer applies to multiple class for one student or family discounts for siblings.

  • *Need-based scholarships are available upon application.

Teen Ensemble 8th-12th Grades
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Studio 52

TEEN ENSEMBLE

February 8 – April 19 (Spring Break March 13-17)

8th-12th Grades

Wednesday 6:30PM-8:00PM

Instructors: Lauren Hopkins & Ethan Andersen

In this collegiate-style class, teen artists will learn from industry experts in a combination of acting and musical theatre training, rehearsal, and performance. Daily classes in acting, movement, and music will challenge students to explore the nuances of theatre technique and provide a framework approaching songs, scenes, and monologues, developed and performed in an original revue at the end of the session. This session is ideal for students who are passionate about theatre, excited to collaborate in a pre-professional environment with peers and industry experts, and looking to grow and develop as artists. Showcase your revue at our end of semester performance for family and friends on Monday April 24 in the evening! With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times.

  • Payment plans are available through the Box Office at 828.693.0731.
  • A $50 deposit is required to secure the student’s spot in the class. The full payment must be completed by the first day of class.

  • Students and families that register for more than one class are offered a $25 discount for each additional class. This offer applies to multiple classes for one student or family discounts for siblings.

  • *Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available upon application.

Thursday, February 9, 2023
Acting Class K-2nd Grades
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Studio 52

February 9-April 20 (Spring Break March 13-17)

THURSDAY 4:30PM – 5:30

Instructor: Eleanor Palmer

This fun and high-energy 10-week class combines the three fundamentals of musical theater, acting, singing, and dance, in an accessible and exciting way! With a focus on singing technique, musicality, movement, and storytelling, students will learn new skills and make friends as they develop songs from Broadway musicals. No prior experience is necessary. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times! We will end the semester with a performance for family and friends on Monday April 24 in the evening!

Dates: February 9 – April 20

Day/Time: Thursday 4:30-5:30

Grades: K-2
Instructor: Eleanor Palmer

Tuition: $190

Location: Studio 52

1855 Little River Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731

  • Payment plans are available through the Box Office at 828.693.0731.
  • A $50 deposit is required to secure the student’s spot in the class. The full payment must be completed by the first day of class.

  • Students and families that register for more than one class are offered a $25 discount for each additional class. This offer applies to multiple classes for one student or family discounts for siblings.

  • *Need-based scholarships are available upon application.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Winter Homeschool Day
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Chimney Rock State Park
Advance Registration Required.

Experience the Park during our quieter months on Chimney Rock’s Winter Homeschool Day. Morning programs seasonally focused on winter in the natural world are designed to engage students through a variety of topics and hands-on learning. Plus, plan to stay after lunch for a guided hike or to explore the Park at your own pace.

Registration Closes February 11.