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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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Martin Luther King Day of Service

January 20@9:00 am-3:00 pm

Another exciting opportunity for MLK Day of Service! Learn what it's like to live in poverty in our community by experiencing a Reality Check. This simulation lasts 2 hours and is a great learning experience for anyone.

MLK Day of Service, Nesbitt Shoals Nature Cleanup

January 20@9:00 am-11:00 am

Come join the Tyger River Foundation at the beautiful Nesbitt Shoals Nature Park to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on this day of national service. Volunteers are needed for litter removal and trail maintenance.

MLK Day of Service Period Party

January 20@9:00 am-11:00 am

Donations needed: Menstrual pads, Liners, Tampons

MLK Jr Mentoring Event for students

January 20@9:30 am-12:30 pm

Middle and High school students learn about college life at Furman University alongside Furman students. contact Deborah Allen if you would like your students to attend. Deborah.allen@furman.edu

MLK Day of Service—Cleaning

January 20@10:00 am-12:00 pm

This event is part of the MLK Day of Service through United Way of the Piedmont. We plan to do some light housekeeping cleaning for a couple of hours, and introduce those who may be new to Spartanburg Shares. We also plan to make new connections and have fun working together. We hope you will join us!

2020 King Legacy Week STEAMStart

January 20@10:00 am-2:00 pm

We invite after-school groups, youth organizations, and students in grades 1 – 8 to a day of fun and discovery with science and technology! We will have STEAM demonstrations from industry and education professionals. There will also be lunch and entertainment provided. Lunch will be served.

MLK Day of Service Litter Pickup

January 20@11:00 am-1:00 pm

Join us on Monday, January 20 for a litter pickup to give back to our community on the MLK Day of Service! We will meet in the parking lot at Conestee Park (near the baseball field) at 11:00am and will be picking up litter on Mauldin Road until 1:00pm. We will provide all supplies needed for the pickup (vests, gloves, trash pickers, and trash bags). All ages are welcome, and all volunteers will receive a FREE Keep Greenville County Beautiful…

Just Mercy Youth Screening and Community Post Panel Discussion

January 20@1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Community Event for the Youth!!! There will be a screening of the film, Just Mercy, at the Camelot Theater, and the Post Panel Discussion will take place at the Phillis Wheatley Center, 40 John McCarroll Way, Greenville SC 29607. To Register, please call Jalen Elrod at (864) 915-7020.

MLK Day Litter Sweep

January 20@1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Here's another opportunity for the MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20th: 2 hour litter sweep. Meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg (210 Henry Place) at 1:00 pm. We'll collect litter from nearby streets and gather litter data for the SC Aquarium. Bring gloves and a grabber if you have one. Grabbers will be available and garbage bags provided. Hope you can help make our city sparkle.

MLK Celebration Service

January 20@4:00 pm-9:00 pm

Doors open at 4:00; program begins at 5:30, with keynote speaker, actress and international singer Kathye J. Gary. Other performances by New Prospect Step Team, MLK Community Youth Choir and MLK Community Adult Choir

History on Tap: History of Seneca

January 20@7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Grab a beer and learn about local history at Keowee Brewing Company! Oconee History Museum Assistant Curator Jennifer Moss will chronicle the history of the city of Seneca from it's early days as railroad town to the burgeoning micropolitan of today. Program is FREE, but donations to OHM are gladly accepted.

Lunch and Learn: Human Trafficking

January 22@11:00 am-12:30 pm

Please join us for an eye-opening presentation on human trafficking. Our guest speaker will be Kendra Hanson. She is the Institute Director for Wellspring Living in Atlanta, Georgia. Kendra will be discussing human trafficking stats and awareness. Also, she will discuss the mission and programs of Wellspring Living. Please feel free to bring your lunch with you. Water and snacks will be provided.

Reading Between the Wines: Toward Antarctica

January 22@6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Elizabeth Bradfield's book, TOWARD ANTARCTICA, will be paired with wines that share similar "notes," as the author reads and discusses selected poems from the work. This event is free to attend, and the wine tasting is available for purchase.

China’s Global Reach: Implications for International Trade, Economy, World Peace and Security

January 23@12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Becker. Dr. Becker is an expert in Chinese politics and Chnese foreign policy and security issues. His recent work has focused on China's military as a global force, including China's military diplomacy, US-China military engagement and the security implications of China's expanding global presence. CLC Ballroom.

Anderson Wedding Festival and Expo

January 23@5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Displays, exhibits, workshops, and the latest trends and ideas for your wedding!

Phoebus Ensemble “Gone With The Winds”

January 23@7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Come be swept away by the fiery, romantic music created by the Phoebus Ensemble on woodwinds and keyboard. Virtuoso vigor will be demonstrated by soloists of national and international acclaim in our intimate gallery venue. Katherine Needleman is the Principal Oboe of the Baltimore Symphony and is one of the most sought-after oboists in the world. She will be making a special appearance at the CMM because of our personal connection. Igor Begelman is a clarinetist of virtuosity and imagination, both…

Moonlight and Magnolias

January 23@7:30 pm-9:30 pm
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One event on January 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Come enjoy the hilarious almost true story about the making of Gone With the Wind! 1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do?

The Global Rise of China: A World Affairs Council Upstate distinguished speaker event

January 24@12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Join WACU as we welcome Dr. Jeff Becker, an expert in U.S. - China relations.  Over the past two decades, China has gone from a minor actor on global issues to one of the  world’s most influential countries. PRC government actors, as well as Chinese state-owned and  private firms, now operate around the globe. Meanwhile, China’s military, particularly the  People’s   Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy), has been tasked with protecting China’s growing  overseas   interests, which include protecting the nation’s maritime…

Friday Starry Nights

January 24@6:00 pm-8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until February 28, 2020

Join Roper Mountain for a night under the stars in the Hooper Planetarium with a 360° full immersion dome, 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, dynamic 5.1 surround sound and more!  Shows change every few weeks, so check RoperMountain.org for the latest information on programs and times. Current Offerings: 6 p.m.: The Cowboy Astronomer - a skillfully woven tapestry of star tales and Native American legends, combined with constellation identification, star-hopping, and astronomy tidbits - all told from the unique viewpoint of a cowboy…

An Evening with Edwin McCain, Maia Sharp, and Jason White

January 24@7:30 pm-9:30 pm

The Peace Center’s Songwriters Concert Series returns! Led by Greenville's favorite Edwin McCain and accomplished songwriter Maia Sharp, each concert brings a new guest singer-songwriter to the Upstate for a one-of-a-kind listening room experience in Genevieve’s theater lounge.

The Marvelous Wonderettes

January 24@7:30 pm-9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until February 2, 2020

Sponsored by: Wesley Commons Jan 24th, 25th, 31st, Feb 1st @ 7:30 PM Jan 26th, Feb 1st, 2nd @ 2:00 PM Tickets available HERE! To view cast list, Click HERE!!

Moonlight and Magnolias

January 24@7:30 pm-9:30 pm
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One event on January 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Come enjoy the hilarious almost true story about the making of Gone With the Wind! 1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do?

1831 Gala

January 24@8:00 pm-January 25@8:00 pm

Live music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres in Great Gatsby style at the Piedmont Club for a great cause!

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

January 25-February 2

What begins as an innocent exploration of an old home winds up taking siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter far beyond their wildest imaginations, as they step through a huge wardrobe, into a land where an evil witch has taken control and misery reigns. They soon realize they haven’t arrived in Narnia by chance, but have been brought here to play a very important part in restoring natural order and keeping the peace in this magical land. By demonstrating love,…

The Russian Sorcerer & His Apprentices

January 25-January 26

Edvard Tchivzhel, Conductor Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite Borodin: Symphony No. 2 (“Heroic Symphony”) Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor It’s an array of dazzling colors with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, followed by the fiery and exotic fantasies of Stravinsky with his Firebird Suite, while Borodin pulls out all the stops with his mighty and wild “Heroic Symphony.”

Spartanburg Wedding Festival and Expo

January 25@10:00 am-2:00 pm

Displays, exhibits, workshops, and the latest trends and ideas for your wedding!

Jose Romero Art Opening

January 25@6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Art Opening

The Marvelous Wonderettes

January 25@7:30 pm-9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until February 2, 2020

Sponsored by: Wesley Commons Jan 24th, 25th, 31st, Feb 1st @ 7:30 PM Jan 26th, Feb 1st, 2nd @ 2:00 PM Tickets available HERE! To view cast list, Click HERE!!

Moonlight and Magnolias

January 25@7:30 pm-9:30 pm
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One event on January 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Come enjoy the hilarious almost true story about the making of Gone With the Wind! 1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do?

The Russian Sorcerer & His Apprentices

January 25@8:00 pm
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One event on January 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Edvard Tchivzhel, Conductor Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite Borodin: Symphony No. 2 (“Heroic Symphony”) Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor It’s an array of dazzling colors with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, followed by the fiery and exotic fantasies of Stravinsky with his Firebird Suite, while Borodin pulls out all the stops with his mighty and wild “Heroic Symphony.”

Music Instrument History at The Sigal Presents: The Age of Invention Lecture

January 26@3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Join us for a lecture by Christopher Belluscio who is a leading expert on historical trumpets. Mr. Belluscio regularly presents lecture-demonstrations at various museums, notable musical instrument collections, academic conferences, and University music departments throughout the United States. The Age of Invention
The period between 1790 and 1850 saw a Pan-European movement to fully chromaticize the trumpet with various successful instrument designs developed in tandem with their own unique repertoire.  Experience the English Slide Trumpet, Keyed Trumpet, Keyed Bugle, and early…

Moonlight and Magnolias

January 26@3:00 pm-5:00 pm
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One event on January 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on January 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Come enjoy the hilarious almost true story about the making of Gone With the Wind! 1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do?

The Russian Sorcerer & His Apprentices

January 26@3:00 pm
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One event on January 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Edvard Tchivzhel, Conductor Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite Borodin: Symphony No. 2 (“Heroic Symphony”) Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor It’s an array of dazzling colors with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, followed by the fiery and exotic fantasies of Stravinsky with his Firebird Suite, while Borodin pulls out all the stops with his mighty and wild “Heroic Symphony.”

Music Instrument History At The Sigal Presents: The Age Of Invention Lecture

January 26@3:00 pm

Join us for a lecture by Christopher Belluscio who is leading expert on historical trumpets, Mr. Belluscio regularly presents lecture-demonstrations at various museums, notable musical instrument collections, academic conferences, and University music departments throughout the United States.

The Marvelous Wonderettes

January 26@7:30 pm-9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until February 2, 2020

Sponsored by: Wesley Commons Jan 24th, 25th, 31st, Feb 1st @ 7:30 PM Jan 26th, Feb 1st, 2nd @ 2:00 PM Tickets available HERE! To view cast list, Click HERE!!

The Marvelous Wonderettes

January 27@7:30 pm-9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until February 2, 2020

Sponsored by: Wesley Commons Jan 24th, 25th, 31st, Feb 1st @ 7:30 PM Jan 26th, Feb 1st, 2nd @ 2:00 PM Tickets available HERE! To view cast list, Click HERE!!

The Marvelous Wonderettes

January 28@7:30 pm-9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until February 2, 2020

Sponsored by: Wesley Commons Jan 24th, 25th, 31st, Feb 1st @ 7:30 PM Jan 26th, Feb 1st, 2nd @ 2:00 PM Tickets available HERE! To view cast list, Click HERE!!

My Fair Lady

January 28@7:30 pm
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One event on January 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on January 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm

From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (The New York Times). “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1).Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,”…

Bela Fleck Banjo Documentary “Throw Down Your Heart”

January 29@6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Wednesday, January 29 at 6:00 pm Hughes Main Library Free Enjoy a screening and discussion on the film "Throw Down Your Heart" a documentary from 2008 which was funded solely by sixteen-time GRAMMY winner Bela Fleck at the Greenville Library.  The film connects the rich cultural origins of the banjo in Africa and the Caribbean to the U.S. Appalachian region, tracing its evolution as an instrument with a pivotal role in the forefront of one of America’s unique musical genres,…

Greenville Swamp Rabbits vs. South Carolina Stingrays

January 29@7:00 pm

Swamp Rabbits Home Game Let's Go!

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