ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA 1/6-1/26/16

    Living in the great state of South Carolina has its rewards. There are always activities for the whole family. From art to championship football and everything in between, South Carolina has it. Take in a museum or run a marathon. Music is all around the area, from Zeplin to Bluegrass.

    Wednesday January 6, 2016 through January 26, 2016

     

     

    UPSTATE:

     

    Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg.  For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit http://spartanburgartwalk.com/.

     

    Fridays –  Bluegrass Jam Session at 5301 Dacusville Highway in Pumpkintown.  For more information call (864) 898-3815 or visit http://www.drbanjo.com/classes/2012-03-gilbert-nelson-pumpkintown.php.

     

    Second Saturdays –  House Concerts at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Milling, Music, and Memories at the Hagood Mills Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Sundays –  Sundays Unplugged at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.

     

    Through January 18, 2016 –  Ice on Main in downtown Greenville.  This open air ice skating rink will provide you just the right holiday experience to say your holiday has been complete.  For more information call (864) 467-4355 or visit http://www.greenvillesc.gov/344/Ice-on-Main.

     

    Through January 31 –  “The Forgotten War: Korea 1950-1953” at the Upcountry History Museum on the Furman College campus in Greenville.  This exibit commemorates the service, sacrifice, and great contributions of those who fought in this forgotten war.  For more information call (864) 467-3100 or visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org/changing-exhibits/current-exhibits/.

     

    Through January 31 –  “Experiencing the Atomic Threat, 1945-1965” at the Upcountry History Museum on the Furman College campus in Greenville.  This traveling exhibit explores the ways Americans experienced the threat of Atomic war in their lives.  For more information call (864) 467-3100 or visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org/changing-exhibits/.

     

    Pocket Full of PosiesThrough February 14 –  “Pocket Full of Posies” at the Upcountry History Museum on the Furman College campus in Greenville.  This exhibit displays the work of fiber artist and author, Salley Mavor. For more information call (864) 467-3100 or visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org/changing-exhibits/current-exhibits/.

     

     

    Through July 3 –  “The Art of Sleuthing” at the Museum and Gallery at the Heritage Green at Furman University in Greenville.  Come experience the more “mysterious” side of the world of art.  For more information call (864) 770-1331 or visit http://www.bjumg.org/exhibition-the-art-of-sleuthing/.

     

    January 7 – 10 –  “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Greenwood Community Theater in Greenwood.  Set in 1935, this story addresses the social issues of that time period.  For more information call (864) 299-5704 or visit http://www.emeraldtriangle.us/theatre/main-page.

     

    January 7 – 17 –  Restaurant Week in Greenville at various restaurants around Greenville.  This celebration of the cuisine scene around Greenville will afford you the opportunity to try out new restaurants and dishes at discounted prices.  For more information http://www.restaurantweekgreenville.com/.

     

    January 8 –  “Winter Jazz: Greenville Jazz Collection” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  Enjoy an evening of entertainment by the Greenville Jazz Collection.  For more information call (864) 542-ARTS or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.php?id=1820#sthash.GPL9Kzv6.dpbs.

     

    January 8 – 10 –  South Carolina RV and Camping Show at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  If you enjoy spending time in the outdoors, this is a venue you don’t want to miss.  For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit http://www.gsevents.com/shows/display.cfm?showID=83&showtypeid=1&src=295&sfid=77.

     

    January 8 – February 14 –  “Of the Earth” at the Dalton Gallery in the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  This exhibit displays the work of Ben Grant, Janis Hughes, and Richard Siegel.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.yorkcountyarts.org/#!visual-arts/c6ar.

     

    January 9 –  Anderson Wedding Festival at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson.  If you are planning a wedding for this year, this will be the place to come for anything you may need to help you with your planning.  For more information call (864) 260-4800 or visit http://www.weddingfestivals.com/.

     

    January 9 –  “Sweet O’L Mama Gospel Play” at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Greenville.  This play is based on a true story of survival, filled with drama, humor, and lots of inspiration.  For more information visit  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweet-ol-mama-gospel-play-tickets-19006246194?aff=ebrowse.

     

    January 9 –  “Get Dreaming!” by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville. For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit http://centrestage.org/gso-spotlight-series-get-dreaming/.

     

    January 9 –  “Rick Alviti: That’s the Way it Is” at the Younts Center for the Performing Arts in Fountain Inn.  Enjoy an evening with this Elvis tribute, back by popular demand.  For more information call (864) 409-1050 or visit http://www.yountscenter.org/rick-alviti1.

     

    January 9 –  Hog Butchering Day at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn about the mainstay of the 18th century diet.  For more information call (803) 327-6400 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/1911/.

     

    January 11 –  College Football National Championship Game viewing party at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Come out and watch the game with other Clemson Tiger fans.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://bonsecoursarena.com/event/clemson-university-national-championship-game/.

     

    January 15 – 24 –  “The Marvelous Wonderettes” at the Chapman Cultural Center  in Spartanburg.  The setting is a 1958 prom where you meet four girls with big hopes and dreams and who will entertain you with songs of the period.  For more information call (864) 542-ARTS or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.php?id=1685#sthash.b5Dpy2EW.dpbs.

     

    January 16 –  Run Downtown 5K Road Race on Main Street in downtown Greenville.  Event includes a 5k run/walk and a kids fun run.  For more information visit http://rundowntown5k.com/.

     

    January 21 – February 14 –  “Heart and Soul” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  Spend the evening swaying to rhythm and blues classics, and Motown hits. For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit http://centrestage.org/heart-soul/.

     

    January 22 – 24 –  “The Merry Widow” at the Twichell Auditorium of Converse College in Spartanburg.  This comedic opera about a wealthy widow who wishes to leave her country, but the countrymen want her money to remain so attempt to find her a husband.  For more information call (864) 542-ARTS or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.php?id=1678#sthash.yJOOhBMM.dpbs.

     

    January 23 –  “Glenn Miller Orchestra” at the Younts Center for the Performing Arts in Fountain Inn.  Enjoy an evening of some of your big band favorites.  For more information call (864) 409-1050 or visit http://www.yountscenter.org/the-glenn-miller-orchestra1.

     

    January 26 – February 10 –  “Through the Night” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  This is a tale about 6 interconnected black males who experience an unexpected phenomenon on the same evening that changes their lives forever.  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit http://centrestage.org/through-the-night/.

     

     

    MIDLANDS:

     

    Second Mondays –  Family Climb Night at the Northside Recreation Center in Rock Hill.  Bring the family and challenge yourself by climbing the rock wall.  For more information call (803)  329-5633 or visit http://www.visitrockhillsc.com/events/northside-recreation-center-family-climb-nights-2015-12-14/.

     

    Fourth Saturdays –  Bluegrass Series at Haynes Auditorium in Batesburg-Leesville.  For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

     

    Through January 11 –  Holiday Ice Rink at Fountain Park in Rock Hill.  There is nothing like ice skating to fill you with holiday excitement.  For more information visit http://julietacunningham.wix.com/icerink.

     

    Ancient Sky LoreThrough January 30 –  “Ancient Sky Lore” at the DuPont Planetarium in Aiken.  Learn about the various stars and constellations, while sharing the enchanted tales that go with many of them.  Saturdays only.  For more information call (803) 641-3654 or visit http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/.

     

     

    January 7 – 9 –  Great American Coon Hunt at the Orangeburg County Fairgrounds in Orangeburg.  People come from all over the United States and Canada for the chance to prove their dog(s) is the best champion hunter, as well as the best in their breed.  For more information call (803) 536-0837 or visit http://www.eventcrazy.com/Orangeburg-SC/events/details/26578-Grand-American-Coon-Hunt.

    January 8 –  Adventure Seekers Kids Night Out at the Anne Springs Close Greenway and Adventure Center in Fort Mill.  Event will begin with a pizza dinner and will include both indoor and outdoor activities and games, to include a campfire and s’mores, weather permitting.  For more information call (803) 547-5474 or visit http://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/adventure-seekers-kids-night-out-14.

    January 8 –  “The Dark Carousel” by the Newberry Ballet Guild at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Enjoy this ballet that tells the story of two sisters, their excitement about the carnival coming to town, and how they learn looks can be deceiving.  For more information call (803) 276-2664 or visit https://newberryoperahouse.3dcartstores.com/.

    January 8 – 23 –  “Wait Until Dark” at the Aiken Community Playhouse in Aiken.  A con man and two ex-convicts are in search of a mysterious doll that leads them to a couple who will prove to be their biggest match.  For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit http://aikenplayhouse.us/.

    January 9 –  Resolution Run Half-marathon and 5K at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest.  For more information visit http://www.go-greenevents.com/event/id/4774.

    January 10 –  “An Evening with the Hoppers” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Enjoy an evening of gospel with this award winning group.  For more information call (803) 276-2664 or visit https://newberryoperahouse.3dcartstores.com/.

    January 12 –  “Ran D. Shine – Illusionist – A Different Kind of Deception” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This magician and mentalist has become a global phenomenon that you don’t want to miss.  For more information call (803) 276-2664 or visit https://newberryoperahouse.3dcartstores.com/.

    January 12 – 17 –  Battle at Cowpens 235th Anniversary Celebration at Cowpens National Battlefield in Gaffney.  There will be a series of events to include weapon firing demonstrations, calvary demonstrations, a battlefield walk with a ranger, and much more.  For more information call (864) 461-2828 or visit http://www.nps.gov/cowp/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=877129-307230.

    January 15 –  “Edwin McCain” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Enjoy an evening of entertainment by this well known artist.  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/.

    January 16 –  “A Silent Night: A WWI Centennial Tribute in Song” at the Etherredge Center on the campus of USC Aiken.  Enjoy John Brancy, baritone, and Peter Dugan, piano, for an enjoyable evening performance to benefit the Augusta/Aiken Warrior Project.  For more information visit http://www.joyeinaiken.com/.

    January 16 –  USC Aiken Extra Inning Bullriding at the James Brown Arena in Augusta.  See some of the best bull riders in the country with all proceeds going to the USC Aiken baseball team.  For more information call (706) 722-3521 or visit http://www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com/aec_events/usc-aiken-extra-inning-bullriding/.

    January 16 – 17 –  Aiken Camellia Show at the Aiken Mall in Aiken.  Enjoy viewing some of the most beautiful camellias in the nation and you just might find a variety you want to add to your landscape.  For more information call (803) 643-9542.

    January 23 –  “Oliver West & 39 Express” and “Flatland Express” at the Haynes Auditorium in Leesville.  Enjoy an evening of bluegrass at this 4th Saturday of each month event.  For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

    January 23 –  “Bee Gees Tribute” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Enjoy an evening filled with music played by this well known and loved former band.  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/.

    January 23 –  “Rocky LaPorte” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Fill your evening with laughter by this entertaining comedian.  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/sumter-opera-house.aspx.

     

    LOWCOUNTRY:

     

    Mondays –  Coastal Kayaking at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet.  Enjoy some salt water kayaking on the marsh of this beautiful State Park.  For more information call (843) 235-8755 or visit http://www.sout hcarolinaparks.com/products/10002638.

     

    Tuesdays and Thursdays – Saturdays  –  Bulls Island Ferry Service and Eco Tour, starting at Garris Landing in Awendaw.  Bulls Island is part of the Cape Romaine National Wildlife Refuge and can only be accessed by boat or by ferry.  For more information call (843) 881-4582 or visit http://www.bullsislandferry.com/.

     

    Tuesdays through Sundays –  Guided Tours at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site on James Island.  Enjoy a tour of the last of 17 antebellum plantations on James Island.   For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1447/McLeod-Plantation-Historic-Site.

     

    Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays –  Myrtle’s Market at Mr. Joe White Avenue at Oak Street in Myrtle Beach.  This local market is the place to get fresh produce for your vacation.  For more information call (843) 918-4906 or visit http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/market.html.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Craft Show at the Bi-Lo Palmetto Pavilion in Mount Pleasant.  Event includes crafts by local artisans.  For more information call (843) 884-0163 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ECCG3rdSaturdays.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Cannon Firings at Charles Towne Landing in Charleston.  Come experience the firing of a 17th century cannon.  For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/files/State%20Parks%20Files/CTL/CTL_3Sat_Cannon.pdf.

     

    Tuesday through Sunday –  Guided Tours of the McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston.  This is a 60 acre plantation with one of the best intact examples of slaves quarters.  For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit http://www.mcleodplantation.org/.

    January 8 –  “Trivium” at the Music Farm in Charleston.  Enjoy an evening of good contemporary metal music by this highly acclaimed band, with their well-known song Until the World Goes Cold.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1016663-trivium-charleston/.

     

    HarlemGlobetrottersJanuary 8 –  “Harlem Globetrotters” at the Florence Civic Center in Florence.  Have an enjoyable evening watching this wonderfully talented performers and basketball players.  For more information call (843) 679-9417 or visit http://www.florenceciviccenter.com/events/detail/globetrotters2016.

     

     

    January 9 –  “Women & Young: A Tribute to Neil Young” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This event will include some of Charleston’s best female vocalists.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://charlestonmusichall.com/event/women-young/.

    January 9 – 10, 15 – 17 –  Charleston Build, Remodel and Landscape Expo at the Exchange Park Fairgrounds in Ladson.  For those looking to take on a home or yard project, this is the place to go for all your ideas and for the opportunity to talk with a variety of vendors.  For more information call (800) 374-6463 or visit http://www.homeshowcenter.com/Visitors/homeshow.aspx?show=Charleston&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1.

    January 12 –  “Lettuce” at the Music Farm in Charleston.  This old school funk band just celebrated their 20th anniversary together and is poised to provide a jam up night of entertainment.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/987701-lettuce-charleston/.

    January 13 –  “Jackson Brown” at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston.  This well-known singer/songwriter will perform a variety of songs from throughout his career.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit http://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/.

    January 13 – 14 –  South Carolina AgriBiz & Farm Expo at the Florence Civic Center in Florence.  Event will include something for the small and large farmer with a wide variety of vendors, food trucks, and even live entertainment.  For more information call (843) 237-3648 or visit http://scagribiz.com/expo/.

    January 15 – 17 –  SOS Mid-Winter Break at a variety of shag clubs in North Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy three days of shagging with old and new friends.  For more information visit http://www.shagdance.com/sosmidwinter.htm.

    January 16 –  “Lisa Lampanelli” at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston.  This well- known comedian, known as the “Loveable Queen of Mean”, is guaranteed to keep you in stitches.   For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit http://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/

    January 16 –  Charleston Marathon at a variety of locations in the Charleston area.  Event includes a half marathon, a 10k, 5K, bike rides, a Fitness Expo, and a post-race celebration all to benefit Youth Endowment for the Arts.  For more information visit http://charlestonmarathon.com/.

    January 16 –  “ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience” at the Music Farm in Charleston.  Enjoy an evening of the next best thing to the real experience of the former Led Zeppelin heavy metal band.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/945349-zoso-ultimate-led-zeppelin-charleston/.

    January 16 –  “Aaron Lewis” at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach.  This country musician will be sure to provide you with an evening of entertainment.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/#calendarsearch.

    January 17 –  “Rachel Brathen” at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston.  Enjoy an evening of personal connection during this 75 minutes yoga flow class.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit http://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/.

    January 22 – 23 –  South Carolina Square and Round Dance Convention at the Springmaid Beach Resort and Conference Center in Myrtle Beach.  Event will include two nights of dancing, with the varieties of dances to include square, contra, line, mainstream and advanced.  For more information visit http://www.scsquaredance.com/stateconven.html.

    January 22 – 24 –  Charleston Jazz Festival at multiple locations throughout Charleston.  Event will include the headliner concert of two time Grammy award winner Diane Schuur and 10 time Grammy award winner Arturo Sandoval.  For more information visit http://chasjazzfestival.com/.

    January 22 – February 7 –  “A Streetcar Named Desire” at the Footlight Players Theater in Charleston.  Find yourself in New Orleans on a rainy afternoon in this landmark drama where cultures clash.  For more information call (843) 722-4487 or visit http://footlightplayers.net/.

    January 23 –  “The Wailers” at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach.  This reggae band will be sure to have you swaying in your seats.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/#calendarsearch.

    January 23 – 24 –  Kids Jamboree at the Florence Civic Center in Florence.  Enjoy a day filled with rides, inflatables, obstacle courses, games, activities, entertainment, and much more.  For more information call (843) 679-9417 or visit http://www.florenceciviccenter.com/events/detail/kidsjamboree2016.

    January 23 – 24 –  “A Year With Frog and Toad” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  This Broadway musical, written just for kids, about the jolly frog and ever grump toad will be sure to entertain not only kids, but adults as well.  For more information call (843) 577-7183 or visit http://www.charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/32-a-year-with-frog-and-toad.html.

    January 26 –  “Arlo Guthrie: Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour” at the Charleston Music Hal in Charleston.  Enjoy an evening that will take you back in time to when this song was first written.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://charlestonmusichall.com/event/arlo-guthrie/.

     

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