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    Textile Narratives Art Exhibition

    October 6-December 16

    The Clemson Visual Arts welcomes back Master of Fine Arts alumna, Terry Jarrard-Dimond ‘79 for a solo exhibition, “Textile Narratives,” opening Aug. 18 and continuing through Dec. 16, 2021, at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts Lobby. The artworks in this exhibition showcase Dimond’s collection of large-scale geometric compositions using hand-dyed, contemporary textiles. Dimond’s work has been featured by the Columbia South Carolina Museum of Art in Columbia, S.C. and she has artwork in S.C. State Art Collection in…

    Ice on Main

    November 12, 2021-January 17, 2022

    United Community Bank Ice on Main serves as Greenville’s only outdoor, seasonal ice rink. Set in the Village Green off Main Street, the popular rink is an attraction that truly adds to the city’s distinctive charm.

    Spartanburg Art Museum presents: lamentations

    November 18, 2021-February 5, 2022

    On loan from the New Orleans Museum of Art. Over the past seven years, Tina Freeman has photographed the wetlands of Louisiana and the glacial landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctica. In Lamentations, Freeman pairs images from these desparate regions in a series of diptychs that function as stories about climate change, ecological balance, and the connectedness of disparate landscapes. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Davis + Walker Barnes, Alice + Ty Dawson, Leah Kent + Mici Fluegge, Misti +…

    Upstate Holiday Light Show

    November 18-December 31

    The Upstate Holiday Light Show is the area’s biggest Christmas light event! Each year thousands of families create lifelong memories at the Upstate Holiday Light Show. Drive your car around the Greenville-Pickens Speedway track to see millions of multi-colored lights illuminate the sky while synced to your favorite Christmas music on 104.3 (Traditional) or 92.1 (Kids) as you drive through. Being the best Christmas light show around, you will definitely not want to miss seeing the spectacular view as the…

    Holiday Lights Safari

    November 20, 2021-January 2, 2022

    For 30 years and counting, the preserve has hosted the Holiday Lights Safari Benefit. This family-oriented event will, once again, offer an unforgettable opportunity for children and adults alike to share and embrace the Christmas spirit. Numerous new displays, music, religious, and secular themes, programmable lighting and new, featured exhibits will blanket the hundred-acre park. Unfortunately, COVID-19 will prevent the park from providing access to Santa’s Village during this anniversary year. It is a great disappointment to everyone at the…

    Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends

    November 24-November 28

    See Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and stars from Moana, Frozen, Finding Dory, Toy Story, Inside Out, Fantasia and the Disney Princess. Join Mickey and his Disney friends as your favorite stories come to life at Disney On Ice! Sail with Moana on her high-seas adventure to save her island. Travel to Arendelle with Anna and Elsa and learn how love is the most powerful magic of all. Just keep swimming with Dory and Hank as they set out to find…

    Anderson Christmas Lights

    November 26-December 25

    Imagine a place filled with snowflakes, toys, reindeer, gingerbread men and even old St. Nick himself.  It’s not the North Pole;  It’s The Anderson Christmas Lights in Anderson, South Carolina.

    Alchemy Comedy Theater

    November 26@7:30 pm-November 28@9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2021

    Since 2011, the Alchemy Comedy Theater has been Greenville’s best combination of weekly improv, stand up, and sketch comedy shows.  These live energetic shows feature different local performers and special guests each week.

    Alchemy Comedy Theater

    November 27@7:30 pm-November 29@9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2021

    Since 2011, the Alchemy Comedy Theater has been Greenville’s best combination of weekly improv, stand up, and sketch comedy shows.  These live energetic shows feature different local performers and special guests each week.

    Annie

    November 28@2:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Leapin’ lizards! ANNIE hits SCCT’s Bell MainStage with all the pluck and charm you’d expect from a record-breaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Annie is a little girl who lives, laughs, and fights fearlessly for the things she believes in. She is a spirited, optimistic young orphan who holds her own and lands in the lap of luxury when she gets adopted by billionaire Daddy Warbucks. This musical is a ton of family fun, featuring many of the world’s favorite songs and…

    Sense and Sensibility

    November 28@3:00 pm-5:00 pm

    In a theatrical retelling of Jane Austen’s classic romantic comedy, sisters Elinor and Marianne find themselves scrambling after their father’s sudden passing leaves them nearly penniless and socially vulnerable. While navigating a gossip-filled society obsessed with reputation, the Dashwood sisters must decide for themselves which to follow—their heads or their hearts. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. But what does a woman want? The power to inherit her father’s…

    JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT

    November 28@7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    What happens after an artist achieves his dreams? That was the major question Four-time Grammy® Award winner Jason Isbell was asking himself leading up to the creation of his newest album Reunions, recorded with the 400 Unit. Isbell's solution: to go back in time with his hard-gained knowledge. Widely acclaimed as one of the best songwriters of his generation, this latest release is a seamless collection of ten new songs that delve into relationships. Over the course of rousing anthems, lyrical standouts,…

    Roper Research Room Open

    November 30@1:00 pm-7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2021

    The Roper Research Room is open each Tuesday from 1 – 7 p.m. or by appointment with the curator. Find photos and documents about Anderson County or your ancestors from the area. The holdings in our library are more than2,800 strong making it a wonderful resource for teachers, students and researchers. From city directories, maps and photographs, to many family genealogies, we have information that can help with your research.

    Holiday Fair 2021

    December 2-December 4

    Thursday, December 2 – 10 AM – 8 PM Friday, December 3 – 10 AM – 8 PM Saturday, December 4 – 10 AM – 6 PM Online tickets are available and encouraged to decrease contact points, lines and wait times.  All online tickets are $8 which includes all processing fees. Check back closer to the 2021 event dates to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be sold in person on-site. Adults: $7 Senior Citizens 60+: $6 Children under 12: FREE

    Peace Voices Introducing Bold

    December 2@5:30 pm-7:30 pm

    In partnership with BOLD Leadership Consultants, LLC, the Peace Center presents Peace Voices with BOLD, a quarterly keynote series and moderated discussion exploring topics in leadership, education, the arts, diversity, equity and inclusion. Peace Voices is designed to create a vibrant community around courageous conservations. This program is the home for dynamic and insightful dialogue exploring important topics through lectures, guided panel discussions, film and other artistic engagement. BOLD Leadership Consultants, LLC is a collaborative group of black, male educational leaders in the Upstate. What started…

    Mauldin’s Beachin’ Christmas

    December 2@6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    *’Twas the start of December, when all through Mauldin The season was changing, and Christmas was callin’. The City was decorated, glistening with might, Knowing the holidays would soon bring delight.* The Scoop We’re putting a twist on our annual tree lighting this year with Beachin’ Christmas! Brought to you by the City of Mauldin and the Greater Mauldin Chamber of Commerce, this year’s festivities will include live Beach-style holiday music, a holiday market, pictures with Santa, the annual tree…

    Alchemy Comedy Theater

    December 2@7:30 pm-December 4@9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2021

    Since 2011, the Alchemy Comedy Theater has been Greenville’s best combination of weekly improv, stand up, and sketch comedy shows.  These live energetic shows feature different local performers and special guests each week.

    Sense and Sensibility

    December 2@8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    In a theatrical retelling of Jane Austen’s classic romantic comedy, sisters Elinor and Marianne find themselves scrambling after their father’s sudden passing leaves them nearly penniless and socially vulnerable. While navigating a gossip-filled society obsessed with reputation, the Dashwood sisters must decide for themselves which to follow—their heads or their hearts. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. But what does a woman want? The power to inherit her father’s…

    2021 Festival of Lessons and Carols

    December 2@8:00 pm-9:30 pm

    The Spartanburg community is invited to join us on December 2 at 8:00 p.m. to enjoy the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols in Twichell Auditorium. Festival of Lessons and Carols celebrates the Christmas season with traditional carols and hymns, along with student-led scripture readings. Spartanburg Festival Chorus, Converse Wind Ensemble and Converse Chorale will perform these beloved, traditional songs between the readings. The audience will be invited to sing along in many segments of the service. In addition to…

    The Final Countdown

    December 2@8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    From Holiday classics like “Little Saint Nick” and feel-good classic rock jams like “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “1999,” and “Vogue”, no matter what holiday you’re celebrating, join us for a celebration like no other! Purchase tickets to our special New Year’s Eve performance and ring in the New Year in true Centre Stage fashion at The Final Countdown!! Performances are December 2-January 9, 2022 and tickets are now available at centrestage.org. This production is generously sponsored by Southern First Bank, Deborah Peabody in…

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    December 3-December 12

    A true Christmas classic:  The local church is turned upside down when the Herdman children show up at church for the free snacks and are cast in the Christmas pageant. The siblings take over the annual show in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids. Antics, mayhem and hilarity ensue as the children come not only to the understand the meaning of Christmas, but also to remind the surrounding…

    The Pendleton Christkindlmarkt

    December 3-December 4

    Friday & Saturday Evenings from 4:30 - 8:30 PM Everyone is invited to celebrate the season with festive shopping, delicious local treats, hand-crafted ornaments, and much more. Visitors can enjoy hot spiced wine (Glühwein) or warm apple cider in a souvenir Town of Pendleton mug while taking in the quaint atmosphere and twinkle lights. Visit our Shining Star Tent to directly give back to your community. This year's proceeds go to  Pendleton High School students and teachers. This unique tradition is free of…

    First Friday at Greenville Center for Creative Arts

    December 3@6:00 pm-9:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Make Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) your first stop on First Friday! Located in the historic Brandon Mill complex in the creative arts district of West Greenville, GCCA is a perfect place to begin the Metropolitan Arts Council's monthly art walk. The Art Center is open for extended hours, 6pm to 9pm, on the first Friday of every month for First Friday activities. In addition to viewing multiple exhibitions from both locally and nationally-recognized artists, at GCCA you’ll have…

    First Fridays Gallery Crawl

    December 3@6:00 pm-9:00 pm

    The first Friday of every month from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. First Fridays invites you to navigate Greenville’s visual arts scene each month as galleries and venues are open to the public from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. There are a number of resources on this page to help you plan your route. First, you can sign up for our eblast list to receive gallery highlights in your inbox each month before the event. Second, you can visit our maps to find the…

    Christmas First Night

    December 3@7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Christmas First Night is an extravaganza of dance and song, celebrating the birth of our Savior.

    Annie

    December 3@7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Leapin’ lizards! ANNIE hits SCCT’s Bell MainStage with all the pluck and charm you’d expect from a record-breaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Annie is a little girl who lives, laughs, and fights fearlessly for the things she believes in. She is a spirited, optimistic young orphan who holds her own and lands in the lap of luxury when she gets adopted by billionaire Daddy Warbucks. This musical is a ton of family fun, featuring many of the world’s favorite songs and…

    Alchemy Comedy Theater

    December 3@7:30 pm-December 5@9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2021

    Since 2011, the Alchemy Comedy Theater has been Greenville’s best combination of weekly improv, stand up, and sketch comedy shows.  These live energetic shows feature different local performers and special guests each week.

    Hooray for Holidays

    December 3@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Join us for a festive concert celebrating our favorite holidays! From New Year’s to Halloween to Christmas, we’re packing in songs about different holidays throughout the year into one musical celebration.

    Jingle Bell Rock

    December 3@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    A Rockin’ Christmas Revue! Dec 3-19, 2021 Jingle Bell Rock is sure to be the perfect way to enjoy the holiday season with an original concert production of vintage rock n roll Christmas hits by favorites such as Elvis, Chuck Berry, and Brenda Lee. Some of the Upstate’s best singers, backed by a live band, will make your Christmas especially rockin’!

    The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville

    December 3@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Continuing the Christmas tradition, Carolina Ballet Theatre returns to The Peace Center for The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville (December 2021). Considered a must-do for the holiday season, the critically acclaimed production features sets depicting local Greenville scenes and is set to Tchaikovsky’s renowned score. A European inspired production that brings all of Clara's adventures and excitement home to Greenville. Continuing our reinvented holiday classic, the production highlights Victorian societal expectations and prosperity while Clara and her beloved Nutcracker dance their…

    Hometown Christmas

    December 3@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Come Celebrate the Holiday Season with us!

    A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play

    December 3@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Come enjoy this timeless classic, A Christmas Carol, on stage at The Spinning Jenny. A radio play by Philip Grecian, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, is a family-favorite and sure to be exactly what you need to get the holiday season started.

    The Waybacks

    December 3@8:00 pm-10:30 pm

    Merlefest fan-favorite, The Waybacks, are bringing their unique blend of bluegrass to Spartanburg. The four-piece draws freely from the old school and the old world, but The Waybacks are no throwback. They are storytellers and instrumental improvisers with a powerful sound, even drawing the attention of legend Sam Bush who played mandolin on their 2008 hit Loaded. The Waybacks don’t frequently travel to the East Coast to play, so don’t miss the chance to see them LIVE.

    Sense and Sensibility

    December 3@8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    In a theatrical retelling of Jane Austen’s classic romantic comedy, sisters Elinor and Marianne find themselves scrambling after their father’s sudden passing leaves them nearly penniless and socially vulnerable. While navigating a gossip-filled society obsessed with reputation, the Dashwood sisters must decide for themselves which to follow—their heads or their hearts. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. But what does a woman want? The power to inherit her father’s…

    Greer Farmers Market Christmas Festival

    December 4-December 5

    Greer Farmers Market Christmas Festival Saturday & Sunday Dec 4th & 5th 10am-2pm each day. For a vendor application, please email product photos to us at greerfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Greer Farmers Market Vendor Categories include farmers, makers, & food. We do not have categories for direct sales or commercially made products.

    Breakfast with Santa

    December 4@8:00 am-12:00 pm

    Join us for the 2021 Breakfast with Santa. Breakfast will be provided by Laurenda's Family Restaurant. Activities include free crafts, Letters to Santa, and children will have an opportunity to talk with Santa. Family photo sessions will be available onsite. 21 tables with 8 chairs will be available per session. Only 1 table with 8 chairs may be purchased per family. If you plan on purchasing your tickets online, we highly suggest creating your account ahead of the November 8…

    Christmas at the Market

    December 4@10:00 am-2:00 pm

    Crafts Food Art Farms

    Annie

    December 4@2:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Leapin’ lizards! ANNIE hits SCCT’s Bell MainStage with all the pluck and charm you’d expect from a record-breaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Annie is a little girl who lives, laughs, and fights fearlessly for the things she believes in. She is a spirited, optimistic young orphan who holds her own and lands in the lap of luxury when she gets adopted by billionaire Daddy Warbucks. This musical is a ton of family fun, featuring many of the world’s favorite songs and…

    THE NUTCRACKER: ONCE UPON A TIME IN GREENVILLE

    December 4@2:30 pm-5:00 pm

    Continuing the Christmas tradition, Carolina Ballet Theatre returns to The Peace Center for The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville (December 2021). Considered a must-do for the holiday season, the critically acclaimed production features sets depicting local Greenville scenes and is set to Tchaikovsky’s renowned score. A European inspired production that brings all of Clara's adventures and excitement home to Greenville. Continuing our reinvented holiday classic, the production highlights Victorian societal expectations and prosperity while Clara and her beloved Nutcracker dance their…

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