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    ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA April 11 2018 – May 1 2018

    Wednesday April 11, 2018 to May 1, 2018

     

    UPSTATE:

     

    Every Other Wednesday –  Music Sandwiched In at the Spartanburg County Public Library.  This is a free concert sponsored by the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra.  For more information call (864) 948-9020 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c/e113/.

     

    Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays –  Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of South Carolina at the Hagood Mill State Historic Site in Pickens.  Come see these historical markings open to the public on these days.  For more information call (864) 898-2936.

     

    Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg.  Enjoy a self-guided tour of various galleries in downtown Spartanburg.  For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit http://spartanburgartwalk.com/.

     

    Fridays –  Starry Nights at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville.  Enjoy a planetarium show followed by a chance to view the night sky through a telescope in the Observatory if the weather permits.  For more information call (864) 355-8900 or visit https://ropermountain.org/main.asp?titleid=starrynightsnew.

     

    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.

     

    First Friday –  First Fridays at the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville.  Take a tour of the visual art galleries and venues in downtown Greenville with works to include jewelry, pottery, acrylics, watercolors, photography, and more.  For more information call (864) 467-3132 or visit http://www.firstfridaysgreenville.com/.

     

    Third Fridays – Contra Dancing at the First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg.  Enjoy an evening of dancing and learning a variety of cultural dances.  For more information call (864) 308-1337 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Spartanburg-Contra-Dancers-493231910812229/.

     

    Second Saturdays –  House Concerts at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  This event known as Heartstrings, includes bluegrass, gospel, and traditional roots music. 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.  This is a great day of fun making music, learning the art of blacksmithing, bowl digging, flint knapping, chair canning, moonshining, and much more!  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Sundays –  Say What Open Mic at Coffee Underground in Greenville.  Singers, poets, musicians, storytellers, comedians, and any others who wish to come out and share their talents are welcome!  For more information call (864) 298-0494 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/525128037629167/.

     

    Sundays –  Sundays Unplugged at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  Relax, unwind, and unplug while enjoying the galleries and live entertainment.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.

     

    Saturdays and Sundays –  Historic Building Tours at Oconee Station State Historic Site in Walhalla.  You’ll get to see a 1792 stone block house which is all that remains of a military outpost that existed during conflicts between the white settlers and the Indians, and an 1805 brick house, home of the merchant who owned the outpost. For more information call (864) 638-0079 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/oconeestation/oconeestation-programs.aspx.

     

    Through April 14 –  “Dearly Departed” at the Abbeville Opera House in Abbeville.  Although the storyline is about a funeral, this production will keep you in stitches from start to finish so don’t miss this chance to enjoy an evening of laughter!  For more information call (864) 366-2157 or visit http://www.theabbevilleoperahouse.com/Show/Details/44.

     

    Through April 26 –  “Prince Caspian” at the Logos Theatre in Taylors.  This is one production that will absolutely leave you spellbound, so if you get the chance, don’t miss the chance to see this fantastic theatrical production!  For more information call (864) 268-9342 or visit https://www.theacademyofarts.org/events/category/prince-caspian/.

     

    Through May 6 –  “The Lonely Ones” at the Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg.  See the work of artists Gus Powell who is a contemporary street photographer who has capture pieces of urban and rural life and turned them into works of art. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c3/e1979/&DateOfEvent=03/30/2018.

     

    April 11 – 12 –  “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Life” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville.  Take a tour through prehistoric Australia where you’ll have a chance to meet and interact with dinosaurs!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/dinosaur-zoo-live.

     

    April 12 –  Springfest at the Uptown Market in Greenwood.  Fill your evening with free music from local musicians, food vendors, and more! For more information visit http://www.uptowngreenwood.com/events/springfest.

     

    April 12 –  Clemson University Men’s and Women’s Choirs at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  Fill your evening with the talented voices of these tremendous vocal performers!  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://calendar.clemson.edu/event/cu_mens_womens_choirs_216#.WrgoyYjwayI.

     

    April 12 – 14 –  Spring Skunk Music Fest at the Skunk Farm in Greer.  Come out and enjoy a weekend filled with amazing music from 17 different bands and performers in a beautiful setting, a chance to participate in the deTour de Skunk, vendors to shop with, food and beverages, kids activities, camping, and a whole lot of fun! For more information send an email to dixie@albinoskunk.com or visit http://albinoskunk.com/.

     

    April 13 –  Greenville Blues Festival at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Spend your Friday night singing to the Blues with artists to include Sir Charles Jones and Lacee.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/greenville-blues-festival-1.

     

    April 13 –  “Billy Currington” with Special Guest “Drake White” at the Peace Center in Greenville.  Fill your evening with some enjoyable country music by this talented artist!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/billy-currington.

     

    April 13 –  Mummenschanz at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  This Swiss based theatre troupe uses shadow and lights to dazzle and amaze you, so you won’t want to miss this show!  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=960042.

     

    April 13 – 14 –  Lander Film Festival at the Cultural Center Auditorium in Lander.  You’ll enjoy a weekend that includes a variety of films.  For more information call (864) 388-8206 or visit https://www.landerfilmfestival.com/home.

     

    April 13 – 15 –  Weecycled Wear Children’s Consignment Sale at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  Here is a chance to sell or find lightly used clothes, toys, and other items for your children.  For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit http://tdconventioncenter.com/events/weecycled-wear-childrens-consignment-sale/2018/04/13/.

     

    April 13 – 15 –  StarQuest at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  Come out and support some of the best dancers in the region as they compete for first place and head to the finals in June!  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit https://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/128/Starquest.

     

    April 13 – 21 –  “Dragons Love Tacos” at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Greenville.  Presented by the South Carolina Children’s Theatre, this production based on the New York Times best-selling book is funny, fun, and highly entertaining!  For more information call (864) 235-2885 or visit https://scchildrenstheatre.org/shop/dragons-love-tacos/.

     

    April 13 – 22 –  “Raggedy Ann & Andy” at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley.  See Americas favorite folk dolls come to life on stage for a fun and interactive performance!  For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit http://www.fhplayhouse.com/wordpress/production/raggedy-ann-and-andy/.

     

    April 14 –  Harvest Hope Duathlon at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center on Perimeter Road in Greenville.  Challenge your strength and endurance with this challenging event that will include a 2 mile run, a 14 mile bike ride, and an additional 2 mile run with proceeds to benefit the Harvest Hope Food Bank of Greenville.  For more information call (864) 281-3995 ext. 3109 or visit http://www.harvesthope.org/calendar/harvest-hope-duathlon.

     

    April 14 –  The Crown Mid-Atlantic Cheer and Dance Competition at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  Come out and see some of the best dance and cheer teams in the region and support their hard work and efforts!  For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit http://tdconventioncenter.com/events/the-crown-mid-atlantic-cheer-and-dance-championships/2018/04/14/.

     

    April 14 –  Firing on Fort Sumter: “The Opening Ball” at the American Legion Hall at Duncan Park in Spartanburg.  This Victorian Ball with dancing to music by the Blue Ridge Rounders and refreshments while you learn about nineteenth century etiquette, master Victorian ballroom, with period military and civilian attire welcome at this family event that will show you how the Confederates celebrated the fall of Fort Sumter in 1861.  For more information visit http://www.freewebs.com/sumterball/.

     

    April 14 –  Greer Goes Global International Festival at Greer City Park and Greer City Hall in Greer.  Take a trip around the world with 40 Countries being represented with international dance and music, food and beverages, sports and exhibitions, kid’s activities, and of course, vendors with some amazing international products for purchase. For more information visit https://www.greergoesglobal.com/.

     

    April 14 –  Upstate Heart Walk in downtown Greenville.  Take a 1 mile or 3 mile walk not only for your own health, but to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke. For more information call (864) 605-7229 or visit http://www2.heart.org/site/TR/HeartWalk/MAA-MidAtlanticAffiliate?pg=entry&fr_id=3035.

     

    April 14 –  Classic Series: The Music of John Williams at the Twichell Auditorium, at Converse College in Spartanburg.  The Spartanburg Philharmonic will entertain you with the some of the astounding music created by this extremely talented artist!  For more information call (864) 948-9020 or visit https://www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org/events/john-williams/.

     

    April 14 –  South Carolina State Chili Cook-Off on Main Street in Belton.  If you like to cook chili or just eat it, you won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy a day filled with fun and some of the best chili you’ve ever had!  For more information call (864) 940-3111 or visit https://www.scchilicookoff.com/.

     

    April 14 – 15 – The Music of John Williams at the Twitchell Auditorium in Spartanburg.  Enjoy the music from Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more as created by this talented songwriter and now performed by the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra.  For more information call (864) 596-9724 or visit https://www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org/events/john-williams/.

     

    April 14 – 15 –  International Ballet: “Coppelia” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville.  Meet an eccentric toymaker who is determined to bring his most famous doll to life in this beautiful ballet that includes some of the best performers in the industry!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/international-ballet-coppelia.

     

    April 15 –  “Brian Regan” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This notable comedian will have you laughing until the show ends!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/brian-regan.

     

    April 16 – 22 – “The Diviners” at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  Identified as the Best New Play by the American College Theatre Festival in 1980, this is the story of a disturbed young man who develops a relationship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the 1930’s.  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/performances/players.html.

     

    April 17 –  USAF Heritage of America Band at the Founders Memorial Amphitorium at Bob Jones University in Greenville.  You’ll have the chance to experience the talents of 40 Air Force airmen/musicians who will provide you with an evening of fantastic musical entertainment!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usaf-heritage-of-america-band-tickets-43618439928.

     

    April 17 –  “The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This is a show like no other and will have you amazed at what a wonderful concert they put on!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-ukulele-orchestra-of-great-britain.

     

    April 19 –  1BlueStringHubCity at the Wild Wing Café in Spartanburg.  This amateur and rising singer/songwriter competition of talented Upstate artists is in its final stage, so come out and vote for your favorite!  For more information visit https://www.1bluestringhubcity.com/.

     

    April 20 –  “The Breakers Tour featuring Little Big Town” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  You’ll enjoy an evening of great country music with this Grammy Award winning group!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/littlebigtown2018.

     

    April 20 –  “Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This singer/songwriter and his band will provide you with an evening of folk/country/rock music.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/jason-isbell-and-the-400-unit.

     

    April 20 – 21 –  Azalea Festival  on Main Street in Pickens.  You’ll enjoy a cruise-in, arts and craft vendors, amusements rides, street performers, live entertainment in the amphitheater, good food, and let’s not forget the absolutely gorgeous azaleas!  For more information visit http://pickensazaleafestival.com/.

     

     

    April 20 – 22 –  Stone Soup Storytelling Festival at 134 South Main Street in Woodruff.  This is an extremely rewarding and exciting event filled with a variety of stories and storytellers that will suite everyone in the family, so be sure to plan to attend for at least a day!  For more information visit https://www.stonesoupsc.com/.

     

     

    April 20 – 22 –  “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” at the Mauldin Cultural Center in Mauldin.  The Mauldin Youth Theatre students have been working hard to put on this fun and highly entertaining production, so come out and enjoy the show!  For more information call (864) 335-4862 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/mauldin-cultural-center-1383719707.

     

    April 20 – 28 –  Clemson Music Festival at a variety of locations in the Upstate Region.  This week will be filled with some tremendous musicians and music groups so be sure to check out the schedule in search of those you’d like to hear!  For more information visit http://www.clemsonmusicfest.org/.

     

    April 20 – 29 –  “Madagascar Jr.” at the Greenwood Community Theatre in Greenwood.  Based on the motion picture, you’ll see the same animals that escaped the New York City Zoo and journey to King Julien’s Madagascar.  For more information call (864) 229-5704 or visit http://www.emeraldtriangle.us/theatre/main-page.

     

    April 20 – 29 –  “Half and Half” at the Oconee Community Theater in Seneca.  This production will explore marriages from the past to the present and the comical roles men and women play as they accept and reject their roles.  For more information call (864) 882-1910 or visit http://www.oconeetheatre.org/shows.html.

     

    April 20 – May 5 –  “Much Ado About Nothing” at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville.  Known as one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, you’ll experience the lives to two pairs of lovers.  For more information call (864) 235-6948 or visit https://warehousetheatre.com/much-ado-nothing/.

     

    April 21 –  Earth Day Festival at 210 Henry Place in Spartanburg.  Celebrate Earth Day with a large variety of activities to choose from, including learning about snakes, Qi Gong, watch belly dancing, visit with exhibitors, and enjoy food with a variety of food truck vendors.  For more information visit http://www.spartanburgearthday.org/.

     

    April 21 –  Spartanburg Soaring!  at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  This fun event known as the International Kite Festival was started to promote healthy outdoor activities, with it now including a Kids Zone so kids can see what other activities are available to them in the community and an artisans market, as well as food truck vendors, and life music, so create a kite, buy a kite, or bring one you already have and enjoy a day of fun in the sun with the entire family! For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/spartanburg-soaring/.

     

    April 21 –  Reedy River Run 10K & 5K starting on South Main Street in Greenville.  The race will include a 10K, a 5K, and a youth mile, with a Fit’s Cool School Challenge with the elementary school and middle school with the most points to win money for their school, and the post-race event being at the TD Stage of the Peace Center on the River.  For more information visit http://www.tdbankreedyriverrun.com/.

     

    April 21 –  5K & 1 Mile Challenge Run at South Cove County Park in Seneca.  Enjoy a beautiful spring day with a run along Lake Hartwell and a chance for the kids to participate in a Kids Fun Run, with proceeds to benefit Volunteers in Medical Missions. For more information call (864) 885-9023 ext. 3 or visit http://www.vimm.org/index.php?page=5k.

     

    April 21 –  Music Festival at Hagood Mills Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  Come out and enjoy some wonderful music in a beautiful setting!  For more information call (864) 650-0585 or visit http://www.clemsonmusicfest.org/.

     

    April 21 –  Stumphouse Music Festival on Main Street in Walhalla.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with arts and crafts, great music, good food, craft beer, and discounts at the shops along the festival route.  For more information call (864) 638-2727 or visit http://www.oconeechambersc.org/event-2807784.

     

    April 21 –  “Xscap3: Louder Than Love Tour” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Special guests will be Anthony Hamilton, Joe and Zonnique”.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/xscape-joe.

     

    April 22 –  Outcry at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Enjoy an evening of worship music with Elevation Worship, Bethel Music, Christine Caine, Mosaic MSC, and Vertical Worship.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/outcry.

     

    April 22 –  Taste of the Upstate at Zen in downtown Greenville.  This event is a jazz and gospel brunch that includes all you can eat tasting of food from some of the best local restaurants in the area, with proceeds to benefit Loaves and Fishes.  For more information call (864) 232-3595 or visit https://loavesandfishesgreenville.com/taste-of-the-upstate/.

     

    April 24 –  Tamassee DAR School Golf Tournament at the Cliff’s Valley Golf Course in Travelers Rest.  Enjoy a day of golfing with proceeds to benefit the Tamassee DAR School.  For more information call (864) 944-1390 ext. 108 or visit https://www.tdarschool.org/event/tamassee-dar-school-benefit-golf-tournament/.

     

    April 26 – 28 –  Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival at Commerce Park in Fountain Inn.  Fill your weekend with lots of good cornbread, tasty collards, and fantastic blues music, with additional food vendors on site, as well as artisans and craft vendors.  For more information call (864) 724-8044 or visit https://www.fountaininn.org/special-events.html.

     

    April 26 – 28 –  Westminster Spring Festival in downtown Westminster.  Spend a weekend in the beautiful upstate filled with good food, arts and craft vendors, classic cars, and lots of live entertainment!  For more information call (864) 882-2097 or visit http://www.oconeechambersc.org/event-2823891.

     

    April 27 –  “Reflections” Quilt Show at the Pelham Road Baptist Church in Greenville.  If you enjoy quilts, you won’t want to miss this show!  For more information call (864) 322-8250.

     

    April 27 – 28 –  BBQ Cook-Off & Festival at 320 S. Hudson Street in Greenville.  Start your weekend with anything butt BBQ, music by LOZ and some hot yoga, followed by a Saturday filled with BBQ tasting, other food vendors, and music by Matthew Phillips & the West End String Band with proceeds to benefit Project Host and the fantastic work they do to support those in need, including providing training to those who are unemployed or underemployed in culinary skills to aid them in finding a decent job, as well as offering cooking classes for kids and help with the on-site garden that helps provide fresh produce for the soup kitchenFor more information visit http://www.projecthost.org/bbq.html.

     

    April 27 – 28 –  The South Carolina Gourd Society and Ghost Creek Gourd Festival at the Ghost Creek Gourd Farm in Laurens.  This fun event will teach you all about gourd art, provide you the chance to participate in a variety of workshops where you can learn how to make your own gourd art!  For more information call (864) 871-2315 or visit http://southcarolinagourd.wixsite.com/scgourdsociety.

     

    April 27 – 29 –  Spring Fling in downtown Spartanburg.  Enjoy a weekend filled with 4 stages of live music and entertainment, a family fun zone for kids, great food and market vendors, and a great way to enjoy the spring weather!  For more information call (864) 596-2000 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/spring-fling.

     

    April 28 –  Wheels for Meals Charity Ride at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest.  This event will include 5 rides to choose from, with a Family Fun Ride up to a 100  mile trek, and a post-ride celebration with all proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels that helps feed homebound individuals and Seniors in the Upstate to have nutritious meals to eat.  For more information visit http://www.wheelsformeals.com/site/TR?fr_id=1060&pg=entry.

     

    April 28 –  Mutt Strutt at the entrance to Falls Park in Greenville.  Bring the kids, the 2 legged and the 4 legged, for a 2 mile run/walk through beautiful downtown Greenville, followed by pizza, doggie entertainment, balloon artists, caricature artists, face painters, and live entertainment with proceeds to benefit the local Humane Society.  For more information visit http://www.ghsmuttstrut.com/.

     

    April 28 –  Palmetto State Chili Cook-Off at 611 Richardson Street in Simpsonville.  If you are a great chili cook or just like to eat chili, you won’t want to miss this family friendly event!  For more information visit http://www.rpssc.website/index.html.

     

    April 28 –  Corey James Memorial Good Times Benefit “Goodstock” at the Wild Ace Pizza and Pub in Greer.  This family friendly event will include BBQ plates, kids activities, outdoor games, arts and craft vendors, raffles, and more with a day filled with live music by 8 different bands, with proceeds to benefit families in crisis in the area.  For more information visit http://goodtimebenefit.com/.

     

    April 28 –  Central Railroad Festival in downtown Central.  Enjoy a tour of the Central Railroad Museum, local food and entertainment, music, arts and crafts, and lots of activities for the kids!  For more information call (864) 654-1200 or visit http://centralrrfestival.org/.

     

    April 28 –  Spring Means Babies at Split Creek Farm in Anderson.  Come take a tour of the farm, see the precious little newborns, and look at some the amazing products being made from the milk obtained from the goats, such as their award winning cheeses!  For more information call (864) 2887-3921 or visit

    https://www.facebook.com/events/166760764046886/.

     

    April 28 – May 6 –  “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville.  Based on the beloved children’s book, children will love the adventures Stanley takes, inspiring in them their own sense of adventure!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/flat-stanley.

     

     

     

    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/.

     

    First Friday and Saturday –  Savannah River Site Museum at the former Dibble Memorial Library on Laurens Street in Aiken.  The first phase of the museum is completed and open to the public so stop in for a look.  For more information call (803) 648-1437 or visit https://www.facebook.com/srs.heritage/.

     

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

     

    Fourth Saturdays –  Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum in Aiken.  Join these musicians or just enjoy the music, but be sure to stop by and be entertained by these mountain instruments and those who enjoy playing them.  For more information call (803) 293-7846 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/the_mountain_dulcimers_of_aiken.

     

    Saturdays –  Hour Long Historic Train Ride at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  Ride an old passenger train from the dining car, a passenger car, or even the caboose. For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/welcomepage.html.

    Saturdays weather permitting –  Aiken Trolley Tours at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum.  Explore Aiken’s charm, grace, and elegance with one of these two hour tours.  For more information call (803) 644-1907 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/aiken_historic_tour.

    Through April 21 –  “The Dixie Swim Club” at the Aiken Community Playhouse in Aiken.  Five Southern women who met in college meet every August at the same location on the Outer Banks to enjoy solitude without family to catch up and reminisce about the past.  For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit http://aikencommunityplayhouse.com/shows/.

    Through April 30 –  “Marsha Shelburn” Exhibit at the Aiken County Visitor Center in Aiken.  Stop in and see the work of this talented local artist!  For more information call (803) 642-7557 or visit http://discoveraikencounty.com/event/marsha-shelburn/2018-04-01/.

    Through July 28 –  “The Gospel According to Tennessee” at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill.  Set in 1926, this enjoyable dinner production takes you to Tennessee where you’ll have a chance to sing old Southern songs and hear gospel truths through the eyes of Tennessee.  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/gospel-tennessee.

    April 11 –  Arc Attack at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  See a fantastic show filled with rock and roll and actual electricity!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/ArcAttack.

    April 12 – 14 –  South Carolina Humanities Festival at a variety of locations around Aiken.  Learn how Aiken has transformed throughout the years based on historical events and inspirational residents.  For more information call (803) 771-2477 or visit http://schumanities.org/featured/2018-south-carolina-humanities-festival-aiken/.

    April 12 – 15 –  “Footloose, The Musical” at the Fort Mill High School Auditorium in Fort Mill.  Based on the 1984 movie about a boy who moves to a town where dancing is banned, the High School students are prepared to “wow” you with their talent, so come out and support their efforts!  For more information call (803) 548-1900 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fmhs-studio-e-presents-footloose-the-musical-tickets-42908185538.

    April 12 – 21 –  Come-See-Me-Festival at a variety of locations around Rock Hill.  This annual event will include a road race, a frog jump, corn hole, art, music, workshops, and so much more!  For more information call (803) 329-7625 or visit https://www.comeseeme.org/.

    April 13 –  Tulip Time at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Create a beautiful watercolor painting using tissue paper with the guidance of Marcia Kort Buike.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=finger-pickin-good.

    April 13 –  “The Oakridge Boys” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Still singing after all of these years, you certainly won’t want to miss this fun and entertaining show!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-oak-ridge-boys.

    April 13 –  Improv Show #2 at The Ritz Theatre in Newberry.  Presented by the Newberry Community Players, this totally unscripted comedy show will be filled with hilarious surprises.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=ncp-improv-show-2.

    April 14 –  Walk MS at the Odell Weeks Center in Aiken.  Here is a chance to help raise money and awareness of and to support those in the area who are suffereing from this debilitating disease.  For more information call (855) 372-1331 or visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/NCTWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29778.

    April 14 –  Bottle Tree Workshop at Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio in Lancaster.  Create a sculpture of your choosing or make a tree that you can use as a bottle tree for your garden.  For more information call (803) 285-9091 or visit https://www.lancastercitysc.com/events/bob-dosters-metal-art-classes-8/.

    April 14 –  Block Print Card Workshop at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  Learn how carving a block of linoleum can be used to create a print for cards, t-shirts, bags, or any other items.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    April 14 –  Spring Watercolor Workshop at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  In this workshop you’ll create a spring themed watercolor to take home, with all supplies being provided.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    April 14 –  “A Southern Girls Got To Have It” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  This is a humorous production about Southern girls who won’t stop at anything to get what they want.  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://sumtersc.gov/hotmess.

    April 14 –  Walk for Animals at the Albrecht Center in Aiken.  Bring your dog out or walk one of the shelter dogs with 100% of the proceeds to go to caring for the animals that come to the shelter.  For more information call (803) 648-6863 or visit https://www.letlovelive.org/walk-for-animals.

    April 14 –  Sporting Clays Tournament at Hermitage Farms Shooting Sports in Camden. You’ll enjoy a day filled with fun as you rotate through 14 different clay shooting stations, participate in a silent auction, and participate in several raffles.   For more information call (803) 254-0118 or visit http://www.rmhcofcolumbia.org/SportingClaysTournament.

    April 14 –  “Henry Cho” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This wonderful comedian straight from Tennessee will certainly have you laughing at his clean but extremely funny show!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=henry-cho-comedian.

    April 14 & 28 –  “So You Want to Publish a Book” with Kimberly G. Massey at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  If you aspire to be a writer, this two day class with inspire you to find your voice and get started.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    April 15 –  “Finger Pickin’ Good” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Showcasing some extremely talented guitar pickers, this is guaranteed to be a great show!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=finger-pickin-good.

    April 17 –  “Sozo Children’s Choir” at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill.  See some of the children of the Sozo Children’s Home in Uganda as they present this choral production with any donations offered to be sent to the Sozo Children’s Home.  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/schedule.

    April 17 – 19 –  Painting from Photos at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  This workshop will have you taking photos and then using your own creative style to create a pastel masterpiece using your imagination.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    April 18 –  Froggy Friends at the Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill.  Children will have the chance to participate in games and a craft inspired by the artist, Vernon Grant.  For more information call (803) 327-6400 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2373/.

    April 18 – 22 –  “Doubt” at the Etherredge Center in Aiken.  Written and produced by John Patrick Shanley, this Pulitzer Prize winning story takes place at St. Nicholas School and tells of how Father Flynn focused too much attention on the only black student in the school which leads to Sister Aloysius, the Sister who is the head of the school, to start a crusade against the Father.  For more information call (803) 641-3305 or visit https://etherredge.usca.edu/.

    April 19 –  “Kid Power: Operation Lunch Line” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  This interactive musical show will help to teach your children the importance of good nutrition and exercise.  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/KidPower.

    April 19 –  “Chamber Music Southeast with Phillip Bush” at the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center in Camden.  Enjoy a relaxing evening of chamber music with this talented musicians!  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2018/04/19/cmsoutheast18/.

    April 19 –  “An Educators Passion” at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  The teachers of the area have submitted works displaying their tremendous talent with a reception to honor all that they do for the students in teaching them about art!  For more information call (803) 329-2787 or visit https://tockify.com/yorkcountyarts/detail/184/1524142800000 and https://tockify.com/yorkcountyarts/detail/202/1524173400000.

    April 19 –  “Allison Creek” at the Allison Creek Presbyterian Church in York.  Enjoy an evening of great bluegrass music by these local musicians and if you come early, you’ll be fed!  For more information call (803) 366-1302 or visit https://tockify.com/yorkcountyarts/detail/27/1524178800000.

    April 20 –  “An Evening with Edwin McCain” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Come out and enjoy an evening of great entertainment with his famous musician from our upstate!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=an-evening-with-edwin-mccain.

    April 20 – 21 –  “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Westminster Catawba Christian School in Rock Hill.  The students have brought this wonderful historical Broadway play back to life so come out and support their hard work and enjoy a great story!  For more information call (803) 389-1771 or visit https://www.showtix4u.com/boxoffice.php?submit=Search+for+Events&begin=1542968&current_client=020000691231113.

    April 20 – 29 –  “Anne of Green Gables” at the Rock Hill Theatre in Rock Hill.  Based on the historical novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, you’ll learn the story of an 11 year old girl who was accidentally sent to the home of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who actually wanted a boy.  For more information call (803) 326-7428 or visit http://www.rockhilltheatre.org/seasonmembership.html.

     

     

     

    April 21 –  “Idlewood South: An Allman Brothers Tribute Band” at the Sylvia Theater in York.  If you’re an Allman Brothers fan, be sure to come out and see this amazing band who will take you on a journey down memory lane!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/.

    April 21 –  Wine and Sign for Essential Tremor at the Aiken Conference Center (Municipal Building) on Park Avenue in Aiken.  This book signing fundraiser will include a variety of authors, BBQ, craft beer, wine, other foods, tea, and live music.  For more information visit http://www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org/aiken-wine–sign-book-signing.html.

    April 21 –   Earth Day Aiken on Newberry Street in Aiken.  Celebrate Earth Day with a 5K walk/run, a family bicycle ride, or just come out for the festival with exhibitors, music, food, and more!  For more information call (803) 642-2126 or visit www.earthdayaiken.org.

    April 21 –  Family Farm Spring Day at Old McCaskill’s Farm in Rembert.  Spend a beautiful spring day on the farm watching the sheering of the sheep, visiting with the new little lambies, see border collie demonstrations, see spinners, weavers, quilters, and blacksmiths in action, as well as observe a working saw mill and grits mill, and much more!  For more information call (803) 432-9537 or visit http://www.oldmccaskillfarm.com/.

    April 21 –  Mead Hall Strawberry Festival at the Mead Hall Episcopal School Aiken Prep Campus in Aiken.  Come out for a fun day filled with fresh strawberries, a bake sale, a casserole sale, food vendors, inflatables, games, live entertainment, and more!  For more information send an email to strawberryfestival@meadhallschool.org or visit http://www.meadhallschool.org/StrawberryFestival-2018.

    April 21 –  “Misdirection: Illusionist Howard Blackwell” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  You are sure to be in awe of the tremendous talent of this talented illusionist!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=misdirection-illusionist-howard-blackwell.

    April 21 – 22 –  Under the Crown & Colonial Trades Fair at the Colonial Times and Living History Park in North Augusta.  If you’ve never attended this event, this is the year to do so with the family as you’ll learn all about life under English rule, what the resurrectionists did and why, view a leech demonstration, participate in period dances, observe reenactors demonstrating an example of a Revolutionary War battle, observe period demonstrations in blacksmithing, sewing, firestarting, and more, and visit with local and regional artisans presenting their wares for purchase!  For more information call (803) 279-7560 or visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/undercrown.html.

    April 22 –  “Newberry Chamber Orchestra” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Fill your evening with the sounds of classical music by some of the areas most talented musicians!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=newberry-chamber-orchestra.

    April 27 –  Finally Friday Concert Series at the Shull Pavilion in Camden.  Enjoy your Friday relaxing to enjoyable music in the beautiful outdoors!  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2018/04/27/ffapril18/.

    April 27 –  “The Hot Club of San Francisco” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This group, led by Paul “Pazzo” Mehling who is known as the Godfather of American gypsy jazz, has traveled across the country to bring you an evening of wonderful music!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-hot-club-of-san-francisco.

    April 27 –  “Rhiannon Giddons” at the McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theater in York.  You won’t be disappointed by the voice of this amazing musical artist!  For more information call (803) 684-3948 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2318/.

    April 28 –  Power of Song: A Storytelling Evening with Singers and Songwriters at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  A number of singers and songwriters will tell the stories of how they came to be where they are in life to create an exciting and fun evening!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/special-events.

    April 28 –  Earth Day Birthday at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  This will be a day filled with fun for the entire family, with educational exhibits, hands on activities, activities and games, planetarium programs, a tie dye t-shirt activity, a scavenger hunt, and more!  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2372/.

    April 28 –  Steam Train at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  Here is your chance to ride on a steam locomotive train!  For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/ridethetrainpage.html.

    April 28 –  Run United on Park Avenue in Aiken.  This event is a half-marathon, a 5K, and a kids run, with $3700 worth of cash prizes to be awarded.  For more information visit http://www.aikenco-op.org/RunUnited/.

    April 28 –  Blue Jeans and Black Tie Gala at the Halfmoon Yoga Studio in Aiken.  You’ll enjoy an evening of dinner catered by The Silver Palm with a cash bar, a live and silent auction, and live music by Palmetto Groove, with proceeds to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Aiken County. For more information call (803) 644-5100 or visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ef2sa0dx0560e4e0&llr=b8yymdyab.

    April 29 –  “The Great American Musical” at the First Baptist Church in Aiken.  Presented by the Aiken Choral Society, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of wonderful music!  For more information call (803) 649-6570 or visit http://www.aikenchoralsociety.org/copy-of-concerts-and-events.

    April 30 –  “Ballet Hispanico” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  With its blend of ballet and Latin American culture, this is a fabulous ballet like none you have ever seen before!  For more information call (803) 267-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=ballet-hispanico.

     

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    Daily –  “Day in the Life of a Sailor” at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston.  Board the 17th Century sailing ketch and learn about the trade and travel of that period.  For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003481.

     

    Daily –  History Tours at the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon in Charleston.  Learn about the history of the Old Exchange, which presents an array of relics from the Civil and Revolutionary Wars, as well as a fun tour of the Provost Dungeon while hearing stories of pirates and patriots.  For more information call (888) 763-0448 or visit http://oldexchange.org/planavisit/.

     

    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.

     

    Fourth Tuesdays –  Wash Day at the L. W. Paul Living History Farm in Conway.  It’s wash day, so learn how clothes were washed and even how soap was made from ingredients found around the farm.  For more information call (843) 365-3596 or visit http://www.horrycountymuseum.org/news/wash-day-at-the-l-w-paul-living-history-farm-10/.

     

    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.

     

    Thursdays –  “The Civil War Era” at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  Learn a little about Hilton Head’s part in the history of the Civil War.  For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-learn/site-tours-programs/.

     

    Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays –  Charleston Night Market at Market Street in Charleston.  This evening event includes 120 artists and vendors all local selling locally made items, with live entertainment to serenade you along the way.  For more information call (843) 937-0920 or visit http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/main/night-market-explore.

     

    Fridays –  Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy watching the sun set while you enjoy live entertainment on the lawn.  For more information call (843) 757-9889 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/sunset-celebration.

     

    Fridays thru Tuesdays –  Guided House Tours at Hampton Plantation  State Historic Site in McClellanville.  Learn about the prominent Colonial families that lived in the home and about the construction of the homes of that period.  For more information call (843) 546-9361 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002645.

     

    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.

     

    Saturdays –  Farmers Market at Marion Square in Charleston.  Start your day with a freshly made breakfast, a fresh cup of coffee, and purchase fresh produce, plants, and a variety of others items while enjoying time in this beautiful space.  For more information call (843) 724-7309 or visit http://www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com/.

     

    Saturdays –  Honey Horn Nature Walk at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy a tour of some of the natural areas, as well as the gardens, at this beautiful site.  For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/event-registration/?ee=3398.

     

    Saturdays –  Snakes and Reptiles at Huntington Beach State Park  in Murrells Inlet.  Learn about these secretive animals while learning about their benefit in nature.  You’ll even get the chance to touch one of these fascinating creatures.  For more information call (843) 237-4440 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002642.

     

    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/.

    Through April 21 –  Festival of Houses and Gardens in the Old and Historic District in Charleston.  Who doesn’t love downtown Charleston in the spring, and who wouldn’t enjoy the chance to enter some of the most beautiful homes and gardens in the area, so be sure to sign up for this exciting event!  For more information visit http://www.historiccharleston.org/blog/events/category/festival-houses-gardens/.

    Through April 29 –  “Shakespeare in Love” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  Based on the seven time Oscar Award winning film, this humorous production tells the story of young Will Shakespeare who is desperate to produce something, as creditors are at his door, when he meets Viola and is led to the creation of Romeo and Juliet.  For more information call (843) 577-7183 or visit https://www.charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/55-shakespeare-in-love.html.

    Through May 26 –  “Super Freak” at the Thirty-Four West Theatre Company in Charleston.  Your evening will be filled with funky 70’s music while enjoying a soap opera drama about the scandal of the soap star superfly.  For more information call (843) 901-9343 or visit https://www.34west.org/tickets/super-freak.

    April 12 –  “The Dark Star Orchestra” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  If you are a fan of The Grateful Dead, you won’t want to miss this show!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1603296-dark-star-orchestra-charleston/.

    April 12 –  “Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  You’ll have the chance to hear 15 of the best and most talented jazz musicians today with Wynton Marsalis as Managing and Artistic Director.  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/jazz-lincoln-center-wynton-marsalis/.

    April 12, 19, & 26 –  Powerful Tool for Caregivers Class at Zion United Methodist Church in Cross.  If you are caring for someone with a chronic disease, you need to learn how to take care of yourself to prevent burn out, so give yourself the gift of taking this class!  For more information call (843) 670-3317 or visit http://thearkofsc.org/powerful-tools-for-caregivers/.

    April 12 – 14 –  Puddin’ Swamp Festival in downtown Turbeville.  You’ll enjoy a weekend of live entertainment, good food, amusement rides, corn hole, arts and craft vendors, and more!  For more information call (843) 659-2781 or visit http://www.puddinswamp.com/.

    April 12 – 15 –  Charleston Race Week at Charleston Harbor in Charleston.  It’s time again for the sailboats to prepare for this annual regatta to see who is the best sailor!  For more information call (843) 628-5900 or visit https://www.charlestonraceweek.com/.

    April 13 –  “Blackberry Smoke – Find A Light Tour” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  This one extremely talented group that creates a sound like no other band!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    April 13 –  “An Evening with Gillian Welch” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  With her 2011 album, The Harrow and the Harvest, which was nominated for a Grammy, you are certain to have an enjoyable evening of country/folk music by this talented artist.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1622645-evening-gillian-welch-charleston/.

    April 13 –  Incluza-Palooza at the College of Charleston Stern Student Center in Charleston.  This event sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, this event will create an event that encourages unity and inclusion, with local performers, celebrities, and a fun positive evening!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2035670526703603/.

    April 13 –  Dancing with the Stars Oxygen Ball at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This black tie optional event will include a gourmet dinner, silent and live auction items, a celebrity dance competition, and loads of fun!  For more information call (843) 556-8451 or visit http://charlestonoxygenball.org/.

    April 13 – 15 –  “Beethoven’s Seventh” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Presented by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra you’ll enjoy a wonderful evening of music!  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/beethovens-seventh-3/.

    April 14 –  Arts International Festival at Francis Marion University in Florence.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with international food, music, art, culture, kids activities, and a whole lot of fun!  For more information call (800) 368-7551 or visit http://www.fmarion.edu/artsinternational/.

    April 14 –  Comedy Night at the Florence Little Theatre in Florence.  Enjoy an evening of laughter to brighten up your weekend!  For more information call (843) 662-3731 or visit http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/shows.

    April 14 –  “Brian Regan” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  This comedian is sure to fill your evening with laughter!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/brian-regan-1.

    April 14 –  “Blackberry Smoke: Find a Light Tour” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Their sound that is a blend of rock, blues, country and rock is sure to be enjoyed by anyone who attends and surely won’t disappoint!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1644344-blackberry-smoke-find-light-charleston/.

    April 14 –  Taste of the Coast at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach.  This will be a day filled with some of the tastiest treats you’ve ever put in your mouth!  For more information call (843) 272-8163 or visit http://www.tocnmb.com/.

    April 14 – 15 –  Battle of Charleston at Legare Farms on Johns Island.  Reenactors will be on site to do living history demonstrations and you’ll experience living history and skirmishes from pirates and the Revolutionary War to Vietnam so don’t miss out on what is sure to be an amazing event!  For more information call (843) 559-0788 or visit http://www.battleofchas.com/.

    April 14 – 15 –  Pee Dee Area Spring Coin Show at the Florence-Darlington Technical College in Florence.  For the coin collectors in the crowd, here is another chance to search for those rare coins you want for your collection.  For more information call (843) 968-8706 or visit http://peedeeareacoinclub.com/events/view/?event=219&month=04&year=2018.

    April 14 – 21 –  Women Build 2018 at the Heritage Oaks on James Island.  Women from all walks of life come out for a week to help build a Habitat House for a family in need!  For more information call (843) 768-0998 or visit https://tridenthabitat.com/pages/sihh-women-build-2018.

    April 15 –  Race for the Paws 5K at James Island County Park in Charleston.  Bring out your 4-legged friend for a run/walk with all proceeds to benefit the Pet Helpers no kill rescue.  For more information visit https://pethelpers.org/race-paws-5k/.

    April 15 –  “REO Speedwagon” & “STYX” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  Take a walk down memory lane with this two 70’s and 80’s iconic bands!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/reo-speedwagon-styx-with-special-guest-don-felder.

    April 15 –  “An Afternoon with Dr. Aprille J. Ericsson, Unhidden Figure and Aerospace Engineer” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This first time female Howard University PhD graduate in Mechanical Engineering now works for NASA and has been a recipient of the prestigious Washington Award, so don’t’ miss a chance to hear this amazing and inspirational woman!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1659531-afternoon-dr-aprille-j-charleston/.

    April 16 –  “The Decemberists” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Enjoy an evening of indie rock music with these talented musicians!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/the-decemberists.

    April 16 – 21 –  Myrtle Beach International Film Festival at the Grand 14 Theater at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach.  Film makers from around the world will showcase their films at this Festival that is known as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world.  For more information call (843) 497-0220 or visit http://myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com/.

    April 19 –  Celtic Night featuring “The Daniels”. “he Carroll Brown Celtic Band”,  The Hungry Monks” with Special Guest Irish Tenor, “John Corless” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Fill your evening with three of the best local Irish/Celtic bands, and a talented local Irish tenor.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1628750-celtic-night-charleston/.

    April 20 –  “Anderson East – Encore World Tour” with “Mt. Joy” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.   This singer/songwriter, known as one of music’s most compelling new artists, is joined by this new Indie Folk rock band from Pennsylvania that is working on their first album.    For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1611734-anderson-east-encore-world-charleston/.

    April 20 –  Wingapalooza at the Visitors Center Bus Shed on Meeting Street in Charleston.  Come out and sample wings made by restaurants from all over Charleston with the chance to vote for your favorite and music provided by Mystic Vibrations to serenade you, with proceeds to benefit the Eagle Harbor Ranch that houses orphaned, neglected or abandoned children.   For more information visit http://www.lowcountrywingapalooza.com/.

    April 20 – 21 – “Carmina Burana” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This blend of the Nashville Ballet and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, you’ll enjoy an amazing evening of ballet based on poetry from the 11th through the 13th Centuries and put to put to the music of iconic German composer Carl Orff.  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/carmina-burana/.

    April 20 – 28 –  “Forbidden Broadway” at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Performing Arts in Beaufort.  In this off-Broadway hit musical production, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirists in a hilarious and highly entertaining show!  For more information call (843) 521-4145 or visit https://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/shows-and-events.

    April 20 – 28 –  Artfields in downtown Lake City.  Come out for one of the largest art competitions and exhibitions with artists from all over the Southeast ages 18 and older competing and showcasing some of the most fabulous works of art you have ever seen! For more information call (843) 374-0180 or visit www.artfieldssc.org.

    April 20 – 28 –  Horry County Fair at the Myrtle Beach Speedway in Myrtle Beach.  There is nothing more fun than attending a fair with fun amusement rides, good food, agricultural exhibits, a petting zoo, camel and pony rides, pig races, a NASCAR race, live entertainment, and so much more you won’t want to miss out!  For more information call (843) 236-0500 or visit https://www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com/hcfair/.

    April 20 – 29 –  SOS Spring Safari in North Myrtle Beach.  Couples from all over the East Coast come to the Beach for a week filled with dancing, fellowship, and a whole lot of fun to include a parade!  For more information visit http://www.shagdance.com/safari.htm.

    April 21 –  “Black Violin” at the Florence Center for the Performing Arts in Florence.  You’ll enjoy the sounds of the classically trained violinists Wil B and Kev Marcus who will provide you with a fun and high energy show!  For more information call (843) 661-1720 or visit http://fmupac.org/event/blackviolin/.

     

    April 21 –  “Rumours: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy an evening of Fleetwood Mac songs as you take a walk down memory lane!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    April 21 –  Spring Festival and Outdoor Expo in downtown Loris.  This fun event will include a classic car show, a plant sale, outdoor items and equipment, a fitness challenge that includes a 5K run/walk and a 1 mile fun run, so come out for some springtime fun!  For more information call (843) 390-8327 or visit http://www.lorischamber.com/loris-spring-festival—outdoor-expo.html.

    April 21 –  Shag Festival on King Street in downtown Georgetown.  Fill your evening with dancing to Heart n’ Soul with food and beverages available, and shag lessons prior to the event for those who don’t know how to shag. For more information visit http://www.georgetownrotaryclub.org/index.php?storyid=40437.

    April 21 –  St. Paul’s Garden Tour at 9 different locations in St. Paul’s Parish in Hollywood.  You will have the chance to see 9 different beautiful lowcountry gardens that house unique plants, historic live oak trees, and beautiful water vistas!  For more information call (843) 889-8434 or visit https://www.stpaulsgardenclub.com/single-post/2018/01/15/PRIVATE-COUNTRY-GARDENS-TOUR.

    April 21 –  Cars on Kiawah at Ocean Park on Kiawah Island.  Enjoy a day on the island and see some of the most amazing cars you have ever seen!  For more information call (843) 277-0271 or visit http://carsonkiawah.com/.

    April 21 –  Barrier Island Earth Day 5K at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center on Seabrook Island.  Known as one of runners favorite trails, you’ll have the chance to run or hike this trail that will take you down dirt roads and trails, along the beach, through maritime forests, and through a salt marsh for a guaranteed memorable run with proceeds to benefit environmental education in local schools. For more information call (843) 768-0429 or visit http://stchristopher.org/earthday5k/.

    April 21 –  Soft Shell Crab Festival on Paris Avenue in Port Royal.  Known as one of the Lowcountry delicacies, so come enjoy some along with other great foods, arts and craft vendors, a car show, a Charity Crab Race, and even Bikers Against Bullying will be on hand to share their anti-bullying message with kids.  For more information visit http://www.oldvillageportroyal.com/event_ssc.htm.

    April 21 –  Shaggin’ on the Cooper on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  Enjoy the beginning of the spring season with dancing on the pier as you watch the sun set!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1175/Shaggin-on-the-Cooper.

    April 21 & 28 –  “Billy, Goat, Gruff The Musical” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  A musical just for the kids created from this magical Norwegian folktale about three goat brothers.  For more information call (843) 577-7183 or visit https://www.charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/the-shows/52-billy-goat-gruff-the-musical.html.

    April 21 – 22 –  Outdoor Fest at the James Island County Park on James Island.  If you love the outdoors, this weekend will provide you with a variety of opportunities to learn something new and different or enhance skills you already have, with kayaking and canoeing workshops at the East Coast Paddlesports Symposium or a chance to obtain a Try It Pass to try disc golf, archery, rock climbing, and other outdoor activities, with live entertainment being offered throughout the day for those who just want to just relax!   For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1542/Charleston-Outdoor-Fest.

    April 21 – 22 –  Art In Common Spring Festival at Valor Memorial Park in Myrtle Beach.  Here is a chance to visit with a vast number of arts and craft vendors who will have some of the most unique and creative works you have ever seen.  For more information call (843) 748-0133 or visit http://www.inletpottery.com/art-in-common.

    April 22 –  RockFest Concert at the Ladson Exchange Park in Ladson.  This year’s lineup include Seether, Three Days Grace, Fozzy, just to name a few.  For more information (843) 572-3161 or visit http://www.coastalcarolinafair.org/events/2018/98-rockfest-concert.

    April 23 –  Concert for the Kids with “Chris Janson, David Lee Murphy & Eric Paslay” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Come out and enjoy an evening of great country music with proceeds benefiting the MUSC Children’s Hospital patients and their families.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1665776-concert-for-kids-chris-charleston/.

    April 24 –  “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy an evening filled with great laughter as you hear the story of Monty Navarro who wants to inherit the family fortune, but must eliminate those in his path first.  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/gentlemans-guide-love-murder/.

    April 25 –  “Rhiannon Giddens” with “Amythyst Kiah”  at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  The co-founder of the Grammy Award winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops has ventured out on her own and been nominated for a Grammy all her own, and is here to show you her tremendous talent, followed by this contemporary traditional singer/songwriter who crosses genres to create a sound all her own.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1631128-rhiannon-giddens-charleston/.

    April 25 –  Charity Golf Tournament at Briar’s Creek Golf Court in Johns Island.  Proceeds from this event benefit Our Lady of Mercy outreach efforts.  For more information visit https://www.olmoutreach.org/2018golf.

    April 26 –  “Breaking Benjamin” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  They have finally come to South Carolina, so don’t miss the chance to see this amazing alternative rock band live!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    April 26 –  “Remembering Ray: The Legacy of Ray Charles”  at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This blend of story and music will showcase the amazing life and extraordinary talent of this iconic musician and vocalist!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1636009-remembering-ray-legacy-ray-charleston/.

    April 26 –  Yappy Hour at James Island County Park on James Island.  Stop by and get your dog and enjoy some fun unwinding from your day with live entertainment, food and beverages, and time to relax with your “best friend”.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1181/Yappy-Hour.

    April 26 – 29 –  “Lowcountry Revolutionaries: Americas First Freedom Fighters” at the Forever Charleston Theatre at the Charleston Visitors Center in Charleston.  Take a journey to the past and meet through some of the State’s best actors a few significant historical figures that impacted the freedom we are now blessed with in this Country.  For more information call (843) 696-9761 or visit http://www.actorstheatreofsc.org/Index.html.

    April 27 –  Cinneruption Live! Con Air at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  All of those individuals who had humorous commentaries during the movies have created what has now become a trend of comedy and cinema, so come out and see what it’s all about!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1678034-cinerruption-live-con-air-charleston/.

    April 27 – May 6 –  “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Florence Little Theatre in Florence.  This wonderful family musical tells the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors.  For more information call (843) 662-3731 or visit http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/shows.

    April 27 – May 13 –  “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Footlight Players Theatre in Charleston.  This classical musical dubbed “the greatest movie musical of all time” has come to the stage with a performance that will astound you and have you singing along to the tunes you have never forgotten!  For more information call (843) 722-4487 or visit https://footlightplayers.net/events/singin-in-the-rain/.

    April 28 –  Living By The Rails Exhibit Opens at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeway.  Come out and learn the history of the Lowcountry railroads to include the Port Royal line, the Hampton and Branchville line, and the Charleston and Savannah Railroad with live music, children’s activities, reenactors, and more!  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    April 28 –  “All You Need Is Love: Charleston Jazz Orchestra Plays the Beatles” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Fill your evening with the Beatles played by this talented orchestra while you enjoy singing along to your favorite songs!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1603361-all-you-need-is-love-cjo-charleston/.

    April 28 –  Socastee Heritage Festival on Dick Pond Road in Socastee.  The festival will include two stages of live music, a stage of performing arts, kids’ activities to include bounce houses and a rock wall, food and fun! For more information visit https://socasteehf.com/socastee-heritage-festival-information/.

    April 28 –  “All You Need Is Love: CJO Plays the Beatles” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  The Charleston Jazz Orchestra will provide you an evening of songs written by the Beatles that will have you singing along!  For more information call (843) 641-0011 or visit https://charlestonjazz.com/event/all-you-need-is-love-cjo-plays-the-beatles/.

    April 28 –  Joint Base Charleston Air and Space Expo at the Joint Base in Charleston.  This event will give you the opportunity to see some of the latest in military and commercial aircraft in the air and on the ground, as well as see the fabulous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and more!  For more information visit https://www.jbcharleston.com/2018-air-expo/.

    April 28 –  Putting for Parkinson’s at the Wescott Golf Club in North Charleston.  This event is to help raise awareness of this horrible disease as well as raise funds to benefit research to find a cure!  For more information visit https://www.puttingforparkinsons.com/.

    April 28 –  Mullet Hall Trail Run at the James Island County Park in Charleston. Here is a chance to run either a 5K or a 10K on the beautiful trails of this fantastic park, with a wonderful after-party filled with music, tasty food, and enjoyable beverages!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1391/Mullet-Haul-Trail-Run.

    April 28 –  Ignite the Senses Autism Awareness 5K Bubble Run and Children’s Dash at Red Cedar Elementary School in Bluffton.  Help raise awareness of this disorder while helping to raise funds for activities that will benefit children with autism.  For more information call (843) 757-0179 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/158697528150377/.

    April 28 – 29 –  Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show in Myrtle Beach.  If you like air shows, you won’t want to miss the chance to see some of the most talented airman in the country, to include the Blue Angels, the Viper Demo Team, the GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team, Para-Commandos Jump, and more!  For more information visit http://wingsovermyrtlebeach.com/.

    April 29 –  “Daniel Tigers Neighborhood King for a Day” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This terrific musical for kids and adults alike will enjoy the adventures Daniel experiences as he learns what it takes to be king!  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/daniel-tigers-neighborhood-live/.

    April 29 –  Taste of Pawleys at The Precious Blood of Christ campus on Pawley’s Island.  18 local restaurants will provide you with a sample of some of their best and most famous dishes, with beer and wine also available and live entertainment by The Paul Grimshaw Band.  For more information visit http://tastesatpawleys.org/event-information/.

    April 29 –  Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.  One of the State’s favorite events, you’ll enjoy seeing a boat parade, live music, crafts, a shrimp eating contest, a shag dancing contest, and plenty of great food to eat as well as beverages to drink!  For more information call (843) 884-8517 or visit https://experiencemountpleasant.com/events/blessing-of-the-fleet/.

    April 29 –  Wine Around the Marsh at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet.  You’ll enjoy savory wines while enjoying the amazing view of the marsh with the restaurants offering wine tastings as well as hors d’oeuvres. For more information call (704) 609-7535 or visit http://marshwalk.com/calendar/wine-around-the-marshwalk/.

    April 30 –  Charity Golf Tournament at the Daniel Island Club on Daniel Island.  Proceeds from this event benefit the East Cooper Community Outreach.  For more information visit http://eccocharleston.org/golfball/

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