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

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George Takei’s Allegiance @ Regal Hollywood 20 - Greenville
Dec 11 all-day

Back by popular demand!

Straight from its Broadway run and inspired by the true-life experience of its star George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes), Allegiance follows one family’s extraordinary journey in this untold American story. Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away, but their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family’s triumphant story of hope, love, and forgiveness in this groundbreaking musical.

Experience George Takei’s ground-breaking Broadway musical on the big screen, featuring an exclusive conversation with the creative team.

Guild Member’s Show
Dec 11 all-day
Reclaimed Creations @ NC Arboretum
Dec 11 all-day

Reclaimed Creations is a unique sculpture exhibit created by renowned artist Sayaka Ganz. Utilizing reclaimed plastic objects, such as discarded utensils, Ganz creates amazing sculptures that visually appear unified at a distance, but are in fact separated when examined up close. Described as using a “3D impressionistic” style, Ganz’s exhibit includes installations of animals in motion, which are in rich in color and energy, to create an illusion of form.

About the Artist

Born in Yokohama, Japan, Sayaka Ganz grew up living in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. A lecturer and teacher, Ganz’s work has been displayed at various institutions around the globe, including the Hermann Geiger Foundation in Cecina, Italy, the Isle Gallery in Isle of Man, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

My work is about perceiving harmony, even in situations that appear chaotic from the inside. When observing my sculptures up close, one might see gaps, holes and items being held on only by small points; step away, however, and the sculptures reveal the harmony created when the objects are aligned to the same general (but not identical) direction. Similarly, it is important to gain perspective by stepping back from current problems and look at the larger picture. Then one can perceive the beauty and patterns that exist.”

THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride
Dec 11 all-day

All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! This memorable journey will take you on an incredible journey! Believe the magic this Holiday season!

Over 88,000 guests rode THE POLAR EXPRESS with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in 2017 and we hope to see you in 2018! The 1¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot.

THE POLAR EXPRESS begins November 9, 2018, and operates through December 31, 2018.

Black Friday Opening Weekend Event
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Its All Wrapped Up, LLC will be at West Gate Mall beginning Black Friday Weekend through Christmas Eve. For all of your gift wrapping needs, come see us. We will be sure to make your gift giving experience as Beautiful on the outside as Beautiful as the gift is on the inside.

https://www.facebook.com/events/291279741719020/

Open Doors Art Exhibit @ West Main Artists Cooperative
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

West Main Artists Co-op will host its annual all-member art exhibition — “Open Doors” Nov. 15–Dec. 29. This exhibit will showcase new work created by 48 local visual artists who are members of the Co-op. It opens with an evening of studio tours and a reception during ArtWalk on Thursday, Nov. 15, 5-9 p.m. Studio artists will literally “open their doors” to the public. It will remain on view during regular business hours — Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. — at no cost through Saturday, Dec. 29.

https://www.facebook.com/events/279696549318813/

Gift Wrap Fundraiser @ Oconee Heritage Center
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hate wrapping all those Christmas gifts?
Let the OHC staff do it for you!

Drop off your packages anytime the Oconee Heritage Center is open.

Tuesdays-Saturdays 11am-5pm

Bring your own special wrapping paper and bows, or we will have a limited selection on hand.

A minimum $2 per item donation, please.

*We are pretty good wrappers, but not perfect*
For more information call 864-638-2224 or e-mail [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/events/2001019966634233/

Racial Justice Workshop @ YWCA of Asheville
Dec 11 @ 11:30 am

The YWCA Racial Justice Workshop is open to our entire YWCA Asheville community – including our staff, volunteers, board, donors, program participants, Fitness Center and community members. This 90-minute workshop will take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am and will be facilitated by Gerry Leonard, Racial Justice & Outreach Specialist and Lexus Walker, Tzedek Social Justice Fellow.

 

Ravelry Group @ Woodruff Library
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Category: Craft, DIY & Maker
Contact Phone: 864-476-8770

This group meets weekly to work on projects in knitting, crochet, embroidery, sewing, cross stich and more. Participants can bring their works in progress and sharpen their skills as we share tips and ideas.

2nd Tuesday Social Hour w the Upstate Gators @ Carolina Ale House-Woodruff Road
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A casual monthly meetup of Gators in the Upstate; drop in any time after 5pm, and we’ll be there as late as 7:30pm.

Did you know? At Carolina Ale House, kids eat for $0.99 on Tuesday nights!

https://www.facebook.com/events/713459655684241/?event_time_id=713459692350904

Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo @ Riverbanks Zoo
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring the kids and the camera and see why Lights Before Christmas has continued as a family tradition for 30 years!

  • Nearly one million twinkling lights
  • Countless decorative images
  • Holly Jolly Christmas Parade
  • Animated Story Tree
  • Animal Characters
  • Nightly visits with Santa (start at 6:00PM through December 23)
  • Warm memories and holiday cheer around the Jingle Bell Bonfire
  • Hot cocoa, s’mores and other festive foods available for purchase

While you may spot a few night owls during Lights, most of our residents will be off-exhibit to catch some zzz’s.

Power Train Tuesday 5 pm Class @ Carolina Triathlon
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Train with power and focus.
6 week program for $125, individual class for $25.
Class starts at 5 pm, please arrive at 430 to get bike set up so class starts at 5. You may drop your bike off earlier in the day and we will have you ready to go at 5.
Call 864 331 8483 to reserve your spot.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2033040360051042/

Tweetsie Christmas @ Tweetsie Railroad
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Open 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Advance Tickets Required. Enjoy the wonder of the park dazzlingly lit for the holidays, with a nighttime train and more.

Holiday Lights Safari 2018 @ Hollywild Animal Park
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Holiday Lights Display

https://www.facebook.com/events/678011099229782/

NAMI Connection @ St Matthew's Episcopal Church & Preschool
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Group for people with a diagnosed mental illness. Groups are peer led discussions on thriving with a mental illness. Group meets the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday at 6pm. No registration is needed.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1905124956232428/

Stories with Santa @ Anderson County Library
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick will visit for fun, seasonal stories and pictures for this special Family Night at the Library. Be sure to bring a camera for a free photo op with Santa!

Free, no registration required. All ages welcome. Due to time constraints, not all attendees are guaranteed a photo with Santa.

https://www.facebook.com/events/356990921747508/

Mindfulness Meditation @ NAMI Spartanburg
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We will have a special training following the Tuesday night Connection group facilitated by Gail Stephenson on Mindfulness Mediation. All are welcome to attend even if you are not attending the Connection group.

https://www.facebook.com/events/262864457918213/

Songwriter’s Circle @ M. Judson Booksellers
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm

We love it when the bookstore becomes a place where different kinds of storytelling get the chance to take the stage. Join us for Songwriter’s Circle, in collaboration with some of the Upstate’s finest singer/songwriters, to hear music and talk inspiration (because storytelling runs through everything we love). On December 11, we’ll be hosting Donna Kay and Monty Craig (of the Carousers), Jillian Sprague and Sloan Smith. 7PM. Absolutely free!

George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen @ Regal Greenville Grande Stadium 14
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm

Back by popular demand!

Straight from its Broadway run and inspired by the true-life experience of its star George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes), Allegiance follows one family’s extraordinary journey in this untold American story. Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away, but their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family’s triumphant story of hope, love, and forgiveness in this groundbreaking musical.

Experience George Takei’s ground-breaking Broadway musical on the big screen, featuring an exclusive conversation with the creative team.

Hamilton Greenville
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Hamilton in Greenville, South Carolina!

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

Find tickets today! #Hamilton

https://www.facebook.com/events/2093118810950654/