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    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 +…

    South Carolina Fair Lending Alliance (SCFLA) Virtual Lunch & Learn

    January 25@11:30 am-12:30 pm

    SC Fair Lending Alliance Community Leaders Training South Carolina Fair Lending Alliance is hosting trainings to equip community, nonprofit, and church leaders to educate on the dangers of high-cost lending and mobilize South Carolina residents to advocate and demand legislators to pass fair lending laws by implementing a 36% cap rate on consumer loan products.

    Anderson County Museum presents: Dr. Tanya Cordoba

    January 25@5:30 pm-6:30 pm

    Dr. Tanya Cordoba from Anderson University will do a program on one of her German collections; she will talk about teaching school in Germany, some German holiday traditions she experienced, and other cultural insights. To reserve your spot, email Linda at: lbloparo@andersoncountysc.org

    South Carolina Fair Lending Alliance (SCFLA) Virtual Dine & Dialogue

    January 25@6:30 pm-7:30 pm

    SC Fair Lending Alliance Community Leaders Training South Carolina Fair Lending Alliance is hosting trainings to equip community, nonprofit, and church leaders to educate on the dangers of high-cost lending and mobilize South Carolina residents to advocate and demand legislators to pass fair lending laws by implementing a 36% cap rate on consumer loan products.

    Cha Cha Beginner and Intermediate Dance Workshops

    January 25@7:00 pm-9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 26, 2022

    Beginner: 7:00 p.m. Intermediate: 8:00 p.m. Ballroom dance workshops by professional dance instructor, Rob Rizzuto. In this 4 week workshop, Rob will teach a complete, and easy to learn Cha Cha routine designed specifically for each level. You will leave the workshop with a unique Cha Cha dance routine, styling, and moves to impress on any dance floor You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn the Cha Cha basics, or improve your current dance skills. Join Rob and…

    Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra

    January 25@7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in December 1944, and, since then, has performed throughout the world, acclaimed by both critics and audiences. The Philharmonic offers symphony concerts, recitals, organ and chamber music soirées performed by the most prominent Polish musicians and internationally acclaimed artists.

    Exhibit Willkommen Germany

    January 26@9:00 am-2:00 pm

    As part of the Anderson International Festival German Fest, BAMA invites everyone to enjoy a celebration of German culture and ingenuity. From January 26 to April 2, at the historic Belton train depot, lots of activities and interesting interactive displays provide fun for the entire family. The exhibit features ceramics, clocks, music, furniture, souvenirs, and interesting artifacts that typify the German culture. Listen to a variety of famous German composers at the listening station, create a simple scherenschnitte cut out,…

    Brown Bag Book Club: January Meeting

    January 26@12:00 pm-1:00 pm

    Join us for a lively discussion of Marie Benedict's latest title (co-authored with Victoria Christopher Murray), The Personal Librarian. Copies of the title are available for check out from the circulation desk. Brown Bag is currently being run as a hybrid book club meeting. For in-person, discussion members will meet in the Electric City Creative meeting room on the second floor. For those wanting a virtual option, email librarian Sara at sleady@andersonlibrary.org for a Zoom link.

    Upstate SC Boat Show

    January 27-January 30

    The Upstate South Carolina Boat Show, one of the largest events of its kind in the state, is scheduled for January 27-30, 2022. This is the premier “get ready for spring selling season” kickoff event for boat dealers, and it begins at the Greenville Convention Center. This annual event, now in its 52nd year, will feature a vast array of boats including: Fishing, Pontoon, Speed, Ski, Cruisers, and Personal Watercraft. Also on display will be boat docks, fishing equipment, finance…

    Nobuntu

    January 27@7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Nobuntu, an a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs, to Afro Jazz, to gospel.

    Converse Opera: Hansel and Gretel

    January 27@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Join us for Englebert Humperdinck’s charming operatic masterpiece Hansel and Gretel, a favorite enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Petrie School of Music singers and instrumentalists will bring the lush music and story to life in a gorgeous setting, with special appearances by dancers from Ballet Spartanburg and some surprising visual effects.

    Nobuntu

    January 27@7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Nobuntu, an a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs, to Afro Jazz, to gospel.

    The Lotus Paradox

    January 27@8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Nora Tennant is a celebrated children’s novelist whose book trilogy THE LOTUS PARADOX has brought her significant fame. It has also put an incredible strain on her two kids, especially her son, who bears a striking resemblance to Nora’s main character. On the eve of her birthday and the anniversary of her first novel being published her editor has arrived to pitch a new edition, but she has other ideas about a fourth book. Things are complicated even more when…

    First Fridays

    January 28@6:00 pm-9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 7, 2023

    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 main areas where the galleries are located. Lastly, our gallery directory contains contact…

    Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. Florida Everblades

    January 28@7:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Join us on Friday, January 28 at 7 PM to see the Greenville Swamp Rabbits take on the Florida Everblades!

    Robin Hood

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

    Reimagine the Prince of Thieves in more modern times. Robin Hood fights for justice and equality in a whole new take on this timeless classic you won’t want to miss. You’ll laugh along to the Sheriff of Nottingham as his bumbling soldiers fail to match Robin’s quickness and wit. You’ll cheer for his merry men. You’ll fall for Maid Marian. Most of all, you’ll love this wry retelling of a new kind of hero for young audiences. Length: 75 minutes Age…

    Converse Opera: Hansel and Gretel

    January 28@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Join us for Englebert Humperdinck’s charming operatic masterpiece Hansel and Gretel, a favorite enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Petrie School of Music singers and instrumentalists will bring the lush music and story to life in a gorgeous setting, with special appearances by dancers from Ballet Spartanburg and some surprising visual effects.

    Driving Miss Daisy

    January 28@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    A searing, funny, and hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, and Hoke Colburn, the African American chauffeur her son hires for her.

    The Reep & Reno Comedy Show

    January 28@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Jon Reep is an American stand-up comedian and actor, known as the “That thing got a Hemi?” guy in Dodge commercials starting in 2004. From 2004 to 2006, he played the recurring character Police Officer Gerald Bob in the ABC sitcom Rodney. In 2007, Reep won the fifth season of Last Comic Standing on NBC. Reno Collier is a stand up comedian who gained celebrity as the opening act for Larry the Cable Guy and with his own Comedy Central…

    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

    January 28@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Electric City Playhouse is excited to perform The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, January 21-30, 2022. It is always fun to see a children’s story come to life on the stage. As part of our mission at the theatre, we are always excited to open the door to children and their families and create educational opportunities, both on- and off-stage. In an effort to do so, we have created three lesson plans that can be used as part of a novel study of the chapter…

    January Friday Starry Nights – Ultimate Universe

    January 28@7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    From the edge of space and time, through vast fields of wondrous galaxies, to the majesty of our solar system, this show will take audiences on a grand tour of the universe and let them experience its most provocative secrets. The show is a three dimensional journey from the edge of the universe through space and time to reach our home planet, witnessing the major components of the cosmos along the way. Recommended for age 8 and above. For your…

    The Lotus Paradox

    January 28@8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Nora Tennant is a celebrated children’s novelist whose book trilogy THE LOTUS PARADOX has brought her significant fame. It has also put an incredible strain on her two kids, especially her son, who bears a striking resemblance to Nora’s main character. On the eve of her birthday and the anniversary of her first novel being published her editor has arrived to pitch a new edition, but she has other ideas about a fourth book. Things are complicated even more when…

    Robin Hood

    January 29@10:30 am-12:30 pm

    Reimagine the Prince of Thieves in more modern times. Robin Hood fights for justice and equality in a whole new take on this timeless classic you won’t want to miss. You’ll laugh along to the Sheriff of Nottingham as his bumbling soldiers fail to match Robin’s quickness and wit. You’ll cheer for his merry men. You’ll fall for Maid Marian. Most of all, you’ll love this wry retelling of a new kind of hero for young audiences. Length: 75 minutes Age…

    Robin Hood

    January 29@2:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Reimagine the Prince of Thieves in more modern times. Robin Hood fights for justice and equality in a whole new take on this timeless classic you won’t want to miss. You’ll laugh along to the Sheriff of Nottingham as his bumbling soldiers fail to match Robin’s quickness and wit. You’ll cheer for his merry men. You’ll fall for Maid Marian. Most of all, you’ll love this wry retelling of a new kind of hero for young audiences. Length: 75 minutes Age…

    Driving Miss Daisy

    January 29@3:00 pm-5:00 pm

    A searing, funny, and hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, and Hoke Colburn, the African American chauffeur her son hires for her.

    Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. Florida Everblades

    January 29@7:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Join us on Saturday, January 29 at 7 PM to watch the Greenville Swamp Rabbits take on the Florida Everblades!

    Driving Miss Daisy

    January 29@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    A searing, funny, and hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, and Hoke Colburn, the African American chauffeur her son hires for her.

    End Of The Line-A Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band

    January 29@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    End of the Line is a tribute to the music & improvisatory spirit of The Allman Brothers Band. This comprehensive, studied, Allman Brothers Band experience is guaranteed to be unlike anything you’ve ever heard or seen before. Comprised of 6 members of national touring vetrans from varying musical backgrounds, they provide a comprehensive & musical experience, faithful to the original spirit of The Allman Brothers Band.

    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

    January 29@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Electric City Playhouse is excited to perform The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, January 21-30, 2022. It is always fun to see a children’s story come to life on the stage. As part of our mission at the theatre, we are always excited to open the door to children and their families and create educational opportunities, both on- and off-stage. In an effort to do so, we have created three lesson plans that can be used as part of a novel study of the chapter…

    The Lotus Paradox

    January 29@8:00 pm-10:00 pm

    Nora Tennant is a celebrated children’s novelist whose book trilogy THE LOTUS PARADOX has brought her significant fame. It has also put an incredible strain on her two kids, especially her son, who bears a striking resemblance to Nora’s main character. On the eve of her birthday and the anniversary of her first novel being published her editor has arrived to pitch a new edition, but she has other ideas about a fourth book. Things are complicated even more when…

    Robin Hood

    January 30@2:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Reimagine the Prince of Thieves in more modern times. Robin Hood fights for justice and equality in a whole new take on this timeless classic you won’t want to miss. You’ll laugh along to the Sheriff of Nottingham as his bumbling soldiers fail to match Robin’s quickness and wit. You’ll cheer for his merry men. You’ll fall for Maid Marian. Most of all, you’ll love this wry retelling of a new kind of hero for young audiences. Length: 75 minutes Age…

    Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. Florida Everblades

    January 30@3:00 pm-6:00 pm

    Join us on Sunday, January 30 at 3 PM to watch the Greenville Swamp Rabbits take on the Florida Everblades!

    Converse Opera: Hansel and Gretel

    January 30@3:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Join us for Englebert Humperdinck’s charming operatic masterpiece Hansel and Gretel, a favorite enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Petrie School of Music singers and instrumentalists will bring the lush music and story to life in a gorgeous setting, with special appearances by dancers from Ballet Spartanburg and some surprising visual effects.

    The Lotus Paradox

    January 30@3:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Nora Tennant is a celebrated children’s novelist whose book trilogy THE LOTUS PARADOX has brought her significant fame. It has also put an incredible strain on her two kids, especially her son, who bears a striking resemblance to Nora’s main character. On the eve of her birthday and the anniversary of her first novel being published her editor has arrived to pitch a new edition, but she has other ideas about a fourth book. Things are complicated even more when…

    Converse Opera: Hansel and Gretel

    January 30@3:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Join us for Englebert Humperdinck’s charming operatic masterpiece Hansel and Gretel, a favorite enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Petrie School of Music singers and instrumentalists will bring the lush music and story to life in a gorgeous setting, with special appearances by dancers from Ballet Spartanburg and some surprising visual effects.

    Driving Miss Daisy

    January 30@3:00 pm-5:00 pm

    A searing, funny, and hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, and Hoke Colburn, the African American chauffeur her son hires for her.

    The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

    January 30@3:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Electric City Playhouse is excited to perform The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, January 21-30, 2022. It is always fun to see a children’s story come to life on the stage. As part of our mission at the theatre, we are always excited to open the door to children and their families and create educational opportunities, both on- and off-stage. In an effort to do so, we have created three lesson plans that can be used as part of a novel study of the chapter…

    Aquila Theatre’s The Great Gatsby

    January 30@6:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Aquila Theatre, one of the foremost producers of classical theater in the nation has created a new theatrical adaptation of The Great Gatsby that will speak to how the 1924 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald resonates within our current culture. This timely story reveals a society where success seems to be defined only by wealth, obsession masquerades as love, and prejudice is used as a weapon to bolster one’s fragile sense of self. Follow along as self-made Jay Gatsby a…

    Aquila Theatre’s The Great Gatsby

    January 31@7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Aquila Theatre, one of the foremost producers of classical theater in the nation has created a new theatrical adaptation of The Great Gatsby that will speak to how the 1924 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald resonates within our current culture. This timely story reveals a society where success seems to be defined only by wealth, obsession masquerades as love, and prejudice is used as a weapon to bolster one’s fragile sense of self. Follow along as self-made Jay Gatsby a…

    Harry Connick, Jr.

    January 31@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

    Harry Connick, Jr. has exemplified excellence across multiple platforms in the entertainment world – in music, film, television and Broadway – garnering Grammys, Emmys and Tony Awards. Over the course of his 30 year career, he has released several multi-platinum recordings, starred and composed in many Broadway productions, launched a daytime television show and acted in 20 feature films. But music and live performances remain the foundation of his art and he plans to perform songs from across his remarkable…

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