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With the social distancing measures in place due to COVID-19, events have changed—but there are things going on! There are lots of virtual events, drive in events, and even some live events that are starting to happen again.

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Wings of the City

April 12-September 30

Wings of the City, a collection of nine monumental bronze sculptures by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín is on display in Falls Park and on the Peace Center campus from April until October. Greenville is the first city on the East Coast to host the exhibition. Described as “an aesthetic experience where the perfection of the human body is mixed, in balance, with allegorical forms and fantastic beings,” Marín’s sculptures are expected to draw visitors from across the region.  …

Small Group Class

May 18@8:00 am-December 31@5:00 pm

Get your staff, family, or friends together for a private, small group class!  No skill level needed. Bring a positive attitude and relax as you get messy!  The instructor will guide your group in a one and a half hour class in ceramics, painting, or mixed media. You choose the date and type of activity. Fill out the request form and an Arts Center staff member will coordinate the date with you.

Music Lessons

May 19-December 31

The Fine Arts Center Of Easley offers music lessons for a wide range of instruments and skill levels. Music lessons are typically 30 minutes long and are with a private instructor.

Fine Arts Center of Easley: Intro to Guitar Class

June 2-December 31

6-week session introducing beginner guitar players to their instrument.  Sessions are offered on a rotating basis for different age groups, such as elementary, middle school, high school and adult. Sessions are usually 30 minutes long.

Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo

July 7@6:00 pm-September 29@6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Presented by the City of Simpsonville and Simpsonville Arts Foundation Inc. (SAFI), the Music Series, which is free admission, will feature a new band or artist and at least two food trucks every Wednesday* in June, July and August at the CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. Food trucks from Mad Cuban and Tacos & Bla Bla Bla will open at 6 p.m., while performances will start at 7 p.m. The Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo features a…

Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo

July 14@6:00 pm-October 6@6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Presented by the City of Simpsonville and Simpsonville Arts Foundation Inc. (SAFI), the Music Series, which is free admission, will feature a new band or artist and at least two food trucks every Wednesday* in June, July and August at the CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. Food trucks from Mad Cuban and Tacos & Bla Bla Bla will open at 6 p.m., while performances will start at 7 p.m. The Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo features a…

Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo

July 21@6:00 pm-October 13@6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Presented by the City of Simpsonville and Simpsonville Arts Foundation Inc. (SAFI), the Music Series, which is free admission, will feature a new band or artist and at least two food trucks every Wednesday* in June, July and August at the CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. Food trucks from Mad Cuban and Tacos & Bla Bla Bla will open at 6 p.m., while performances will start at 7 p.m. The Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo features a…

Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo

July 28@6:00 pm-October 20@6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Presented by the City of Simpsonville and Simpsonville Arts Foundation Inc. (SAFI), the Music Series, which is free admission, will feature a new band or artist and at least two food trucks every Wednesday* in June, July and August at the CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. Food trucks from Mad Cuban and Tacos & Bla Bla Bla will open at 6 p.m., while performances will start at 7 p.m. The Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo features a…

Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo

August 4@6:00 pm-October 27@6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Presented by the City of Simpsonville and Simpsonville Arts Foundation Inc. (SAFI), the Music Series, which is free admission, will feature a new band or artist and at least two food trucks every Wednesday* in June, July and August at the CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. Food trucks from Mad Cuban and Tacos & Bla Bla Bla will open at 6 p.m., while performances will start at 7 p.m. The Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo features a…

Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo

August 11@6:00 pm-November 3@6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Presented by the City of Simpsonville and Simpsonville Arts Foundation Inc. (SAFI), the Music Series, which is free admission, will feature a new band or artist and at least two food trucks every Wednesday* in June, July and August at the CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. Food trucks from Mad Cuban and Tacos & Bla Bla Bla will open at 6 p.m., while performances will start at 7 p.m. The Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo features a…

Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo

August 18@6:00 pm-November 10@6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Presented by the City of Simpsonville and Simpsonville Arts Foundation Inc. (SAFI), the Music Series, which is free admission, will feature a new band or artist and at least two food trucks every Wednesday* in June, July and August at the CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. Food trucks from Mad Cuban and Tacos & Bla Bla Bla will open at 6 p.m., while performances will start at 7 p.m. The Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo features a…

Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo

August 25@6:00 pm-November 17@6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Presented by the City of Simpsonville and Simpsonville Arts Foundation Inc. (SAFI), the Music Series, which is free admission, will feature a new band or artist and at least two food trucks every Wednesday* in June, July and August at the CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. Food trucks from Mad Cuban and Tacos & Bla Bla Bla will open at 6 p.m., while performances will start at 7 p.m. The Simpsonville Summer Music Series & Food Truck Rodeo features a…

Have a Nice Clay

September 7@6:00 pm-October 12@8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 12, 2021

Hand Building Clay Class with Gary Huntoon

Wheel Throwing Pottery for Beginners

September 8@6:00 pm-October 12@8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Ages 16+

Too Much Fun with Clay

September 9@5:00 pm-October 14@7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 14, 2021

Hand building clay class Ages 8+

Have a Nice Clay

September 14@6:00 pm-October 19@8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 12, 2021

Hand Building Clay Class with Gary Huntoon

Too Much Fun with Clay

September 16@5:00 pm-October 21@7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 14, 2021

Hand building clay class Ages 8+

Have a Nice Clay

September 21@6:00 pm-October 26@8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 12, 2021

Hand Building Clay Class with Gary Huntoon

Too Much Fun with Clay

September 23@5:00 pm-October 28@7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 14, 2021

Hand building clay class Ages 8+

Roper Research Room Open

September 28@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.

Have a Nice Clay

September 28@6:00 pm-November 2@8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 12, 2021

Hand Building Clay Class with Gary Huntoon

TEACHER APPRECIATION NIGHT…WITH WINE & MUSIC!

September 30@4:00 pm-9:00 pm

Wine, views, and music! What could be better? Come to the hottest Wine Bar in Northern Greenville County! 21+ Event Check our event page for details of our musicians playing, start and ends times. www.theredhorseinn.com/wine-bar-live-music There’s no cost for general admission if you are enjoying wine! If you are not enjoying wine, there will be a $15 cover that you may pay at the bar. All Red Horse Inn events are 21 and up. Bring a lawn chair or blanket!…

Too Much Fun with Clay

September 30@5:00 pm-November 4@7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 14, 2021

Hand building clay class Ages 8+

Set Free Gala 2021

September 30@6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Join us for our IN PERSON 2021 Gala on Thursday, September 30th. We are so excited to join together again to celebrate all that God has made possible through your faithful giving in 2020.

Alchemy Comedy Theater

September 30@7:30 pm-October 2@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.

Intentional Conversations with Nika White

October 1@11:00 am-12:00 pm

In this Intentional Conversations VodCast, we will discuss the impact of dealing with racial trauma in the workplace. We will also discuss Minda Harts’ new book, “Right Within” and discuss the ways that employers can better support women of color.

First Friday at Greenville Center for Creative Arts

October 1@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…

Spotlight Chamber Series: Mike Criss

October 1@7:00 pm-9:00 pm

The Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra continues its 2021-22 season at the Edward R. Driggers City of Greer Center for the Arts 804 Trade Street Greer, SC 29651 on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. with a solo recital performance by Mike Criss. All of Foothills’ concerts are free and general admission to the public. The program includes selected compositions for solo clarinet. Performing in Greenville since 2000, Foothills Philharmonic is committed to providing high-quality, classical music performances to the Upstate…

Alchemy Comedy Theater

October 1@7:30 pm-October 3@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.

JUST SAY SOMETHING KICKS OFF OCTOBER WITH THE 5TH ANNUAL SUNRISE RED RIBBON 5K RUN!

October 2

It is that time of the year again! Just Say Something is starting off the month of October with our 5th annual Sunrise Red Ribbon 5K. Join your fellow runners on Saturday, October 2, 2021 for the Sunrise Red Ribbon 5K at Sugar Creek. While our race starts at 8:00AM, participants may arrive and begin running at any time between 7:00AM and 9:00AM. Winners will be notified during the week after the race. The 5K will begin at 7:-00AM at…

5th Annual Sunrise Red Ribbon 5k Run

October 2@8:00 am-11:00 am

Kick off October with our 5th annual Red Ribbon 5K in Sugar Creek. Join other runners on Saturday, October 2, 2021 for the Red Ribbon 5K at Sugar Creek. Proceeds will be used to help youth and their parents have open, honest & ongoing conversations about alcohol, vaping, marijuana, opioids & other substances, and other at-risk behaviors. . Sponsors include Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina; The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health; Promotions Unlimited; Amica Insurance; Flying Melons Productions;…

Race the Helix – Greenwood

October 2@9:00 am-12:00 pm

Join us for a family-friendly good time at the 11th annual Race the Helix in Greenwood! This 5K race and 1 mile run/walk benefits the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation which supports families impacted by genetic disorders. The 5K event is $25 and the 1 mile event is FREE - everyone is welcome. A virtual event is also available! T-shirts guaranteed for those who register by September 10.  

Alchemy Comedy Theater

October 2@7:30 pm-October 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.

Artisan Market & Sidewalk Sale

October 3@1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Shop over ten local vendors and our tenants during the beautiful fall weather.

Coffee Underground: Poetry Slam and Open Mic

October 3@7:30 pm-10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Read or perform your own original poems, plus hear great local and touring poets. Sundays 7:30pm-9:45pm. Open Mic–$5. Feature & Slams –$10.

No Expectations Comedy Open Mic

October 4@7:00 pm-8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

The longest running comedy show in Greenville! Free admission with food &/or beverage purchase every Monday at 7:30pm! To sign up, arrive a bit early.

Roper Research Room Open

October 5@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.

Have a Nice Clay

October 5@6:00 pm-November 9@8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 12, 2021

Hand Building Clay Class with Gary Huntoon

“Shots Fired in the Backcountry”, Revolutionary War Lecture Series,

October 5@7:00 pm-8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 1, 2022

“Shots Fired in the Backcountry” Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 7:00 PM, Laurens County Museum Witherspoon Building, 116 South Public Square, Laurens, SC, 29360 Durant Ashmore, Historian and Battlefield Preservationist, will set the stage for the first armed conflict in the Revolutionary War south of Lexington and Concord which occurred in the SC Backcountry.  The discussion will focus on the First Siege of Ninety Six, the Battle of the Great Canebrake and the Snow Campaign (September, 1775–December, 1775). The Field Trip…

How to Talk While Networking – Conversations to Best Explain your Company

October 7@12:00 pm-1:00 pm

On October 7th, Ana Parra of CommunityWorks Women’s Business Center will present “How to Talk While Networking – Conversations to Best Explain your Company,” from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. This seminar will focus on quick descriptions of your company that audiences find the most effective and persuasive. To register for Ana Parra’s seminar, click this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuf-CgrD4rHdcHYEVYElWZBCuXiThCEai7

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