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

Monday, August 15, 2022
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 16 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 16 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
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International Women’s Group: Chimney Rock and Lake Lure fieldtrip
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am
Carpooling TBA upon registration

Upstate International

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is a nature lover’s paradise with spectacular views and incredible hiking trails. They combine to create a mountain experience that is postcard perfect. Climb the steps to the ‘chimney’ or take the elevator up for an amazing view of the surrounding mountains, Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. There’s an optional choice of hiking the moderate Skyline Trail to the top of the falls or the easy Hickory Nut Falls trail to the bottom of the falls. Both hikes are optional, if you prefer to stay at the top of Chimney Rock and enjoy the views that is totally fine!

After Chimney Rock we will drive down to Chimney Rock village for optional ice cream and a brown bag lunch at beautiful Lake Lure.

Rsvp to Margo by Monday 8/15 at [email protected] after which you will receive information on a meeting spot for carpooling. Admission fee for Chimney Rock Park is $17 for adults, $8 youth (5-15).

Empower Hour
Aug 16 @ 11:30 am
YWCA of Asheville

Join us for Empower Hour, a one-hour program and facility tour where you will experience firsthand the YWCA’s work to bridge gaps in earning power, education, health & wellness and access to childcare.

Empower Hours take place twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 11:30 am.
Lunch is served as part of our Empower Hour, so reservations are required.

To make a reservation: contact Elizabeth Alvandi, Advancement Assistant, at (828) 254-7206 ext. 103 or [email protected]

Ye Old “Mini” Renaissance Faire
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Boiling Springs Library

The Boiling Springs Library goes back in time to bring you a taste of the Renaissance Faire experience! This all-ages event features a costume contest, arts and crafts, and a sword-fighting demonstration from special guests, Sword Carolina. Smokin’ Thangz Barbecue will also be on site, so grab a turkey leg and party like it’s the 14th century!

Bootcandy by Robert O’Hara
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm
Coffee Underground

Bootcandy by Robert O'Hara GREENVILLE

Robert O’Hara’s semi-autobiographical subversive comedy weaves together scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics to create a kaleidoscopic portrayal of growing up gay and Black. Uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and… Bootycandy.

Directed by Schuyler J. Carson and Kristofer Parker. RATED R for Sexual Situations & Language

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
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Bootcandy by Robert O’Hara
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm
Coffee Underground

Bootcandy by Robert O'Hara GREENVILLE

Robert O’Hara’s semi-autobiographical subversive comedy weaves together scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics to create a kaleidoscopic portrayal of growing up gay and Black. Uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and… Bootycandy.

Directed by Schuyler J. Carson and Kristofer Parker. RATED R for Sexual Situations & Language

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Eggs + Opportunities: Name Image Likeness
Aug 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
The Marden Center

Event Description:
Eggs & Opportunities
NIL – Name Image Likeness
Graham Neff – Director of Athletics
Steve Duzan – Sr. Associate AD
Full breakfast buffet
Fees/Admission:
Members – Table of 10 – $200
Members – Individual – $20
Non-Members – Table 10 – $250
Members – Individual – $25
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
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Taste of Middle Tyger
Aug 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Duncan Events Center
Taste of Middle Tyger

TASTE OF MIDDLE TYGER

Lunch & Lit with Mary Adkins
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
M. Judson Booksellers

Join us for Lunch & Lit with Mary Adkins and her most recent book, Palm Beach.

A thought-provoking page-turner from the author of When You Read This and Privilege, Palm Beach captures the painful divide between the haves and have-nots and the seductive lure of the American dream in a book that unequivocally beachy.

Mary will be on hand to talk, answer questions, and sign books, and we’ll be dining at the hands of the fabulous Chef Shaun Garcia at Soby’s (which is hardly ever open for lunch).

ArtWalk | Downtown Spartanburg Art + Gallery Crawl
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapman Cultural Center

Spartanburg ArtWalk is a free self-guided tour through participating galleries across Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Stop by each 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to enjoy Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience!

When: Each third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Where: Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District and more!

What: Art, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience.

Why: Galleries and museums stay open late to allow guests to enjoy various exhibitions and art-related activities. If touring the Spartanburg Arts Cultural is on your to-do list, there is no better time to do it than during Spartanburg ArtWalk! Wine. Food. Art. What more could you possibly need? 

View all the participating galleries, businesses, and museums courtesy of Spartanburg Art Museum!
https://www.spartanartwalk.org/ 
ArborEvenings
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Sip and stroll through the Arboretum’s gardens in the glow of the golden hour, all while listening to live music from a variety of local and regional artists! ArborEvenings runs Thursdays and most Fridays through September 30, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

There is no additional cost to attend ArborEvenings beyond our standard parking fee. As always, Arboretum Society members and their accompanying guests can enter for FREE (guests must be in member vehicles to receive free entry). Proceeds from ArborEvenings help support the The North Carolina Arboretum Society and further advance the Arboretum’s mission.

Find more information, including a musician schedule, here.

Beverage Service

Beer, Wine, and soft drinks will be for sale onsite at the Green Gardener’s Shed from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. each night of the event. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited, but guests are welcome to bring in water or a favorite non-alcoholic beverage.

Food Available for Pre-Order, Picnics Welcome

Although the Bent Creek Bistro will not be open during the event, they will be offering their delicious dining options at ArborEvenings via pre-order! Simply place your online order — including alcoholic beverages — up until 11 a.m. on the date you plan to attend, then pick up your order at the Baker Information Desk between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. (In the event of rain cancellation, pre-orders will be fully refunded.)

Guests are welcome to bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. However, outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Please note: ArborEvenings will not be held in the event of rain. Please check the website or Facebook page by 3 p.m. for any cancellation announcements prior to attending. 

Dinner and a Movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Eighteen Hundred Drayton Catering & Events

Dinner and a Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

School’s back…but you already deserve a break! Take a night off from studying and enjoy a five-course dinner with Ferris and his friends!

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it! Stop by Drayton Mills on August 18th and be treated to a 5-course dinner inspired by the movie we’ll be screening…the skipping-school classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Held in Draper Hall, Dinner and a Movie features multiple table options. Ticket price includes dinner, dessert, and a private table. A cash bar is available.

House Party: Local Improv Teams
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm
Alchemy Comedy Theater

House Party: Local Improv Teams

This show features a rotating line-up of long-form House Teams or students and is always headlined by Haymaker, our Flagship Harold team.

Here is the schedule for opening groups:

4/28: Monarch, a monoscene

5/5: Jolene, a Harold

5/12: Improv 501 Student Showcase

5/19: Crash, a student and player improv jam

5/26: Improv Student Showcase

6/2: Jolene and Monarch

6/9: Henry, a small town

6/16: Blockbuster Summer preview

6/23: Monarch, a monoscene

6/30: Jolene, a Harold

7/7: Henry, a small town

7/14: Crash, a student and player improv jam

7/21: Monarch, a monoscene

7/28: Jolene, a Harold

8/4: Henry, a small town

8/11: Crash, a student and player improv jam

8/18: Monarch, a monoscene

8/25: Henry, a small town

9/1: Henry, a small town