ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA for 2/1 -2/21/2017

     

    Outside of the Columbia area there are many fun things to do on any day of the week. A few exciting events are Bluegrass Jam Sessions on Fridays, the Art Walk on Third Thursdays, and Family Climb Night on Second Tuesdays. There are also many special events such as the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus: Circus XTREME and “Seussical” the musical.

    UPSTATE:

     

    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.

     

    Thursdays Through July –  Music on Main at Morgan Square in Spartanburg.  Enjoy some after work entertainment and fun.  For more information call (864) 596-2026 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/music-on-main.

     

    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.

     

    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.  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.  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.  For more information call (864) 638-0079.

    Through February 5 – “Nunsense” at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley.  This story of the crazy antics of 5 nuns will have you laughing until you cry!  For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit http://www.fhplayhouse.com/wordpress/production/nunsense/.

    Through February 5 –  “Charlotte’s Web” at the Gunter Theater.   This wonderful story about a pig and a spider will come alive before your eyes!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/charlottes-web.

    Through February 5 – “The Book of Mormon” at the Peace Center in Greenville.  Winner of 9 Tony Awards, this musical is one you absolutely have to see!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-book-of-mormon-1.

    Through February 8 –  “Memories of the Game” at the Center Stage Theater in Greenville.  An amazing story of an African American family and their struggle with the father’s progressive Alzheimer’s, while the remaining family members deal with their own challenges.  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit http://centrestage.org/memories-of-the-game/.

    Through February 11 –  “Wake Up Brother Bear” at the South Carolina Children’s Theater in Greenville.  This great interactive production is great for the little ones!  For more information call (864) 235-2885 or visit https://scchildrenstheatre.org/shop/wake-up-brother-bear/.

    Through February 11 –  “Jukebox Heros” at the Center Stage Theater in Greenville.  This annual hit rock show will bring back songs you’d forgotten about and have you dancing in your seat!  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit http://centrestage.org/jukebox-heroes/.

     

    Through September 10 –  “Wyeth Dynasty”  at the Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville.  Known as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, you’ll have a chance to view some of his best works of art.  For more information call (864) 271-7570 or visit http://gcma.org/andrew-wyeth/.

     

    February 2 – 5 –  Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus: Circus XTREME at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Ending 146 years of performances in May, this is one of your last chances to see them!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/ringling-bros-and-barnum-bailey-circus.

    February 3 –  Black History Black Tie Ball at the Hilton Garden Inn in Anderson.  Enjoy dinner, live music, dancing, and a keynote address by Jil Littlejohn, president and CEO of the Urban League of the Upstate.  For more information call (864) 226-3438 or visit http://www.unitedwayofanderson.org/black-history-black-tie-ball.

    February 3 –  First Fridays at various galleries around Greenville.  Art galleries and venues stay open late one Friday a month to present local artisans’ works, presenting everything from paintings to jewelry, to mixed media.  For more information call (864) 467-3132 or visit http://www.firstfridaysgreenville.com/.

    February 3 –  “Seussical” at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  Enjoy all your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, stories, and songs!  For more information call (864) 6576-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=672717.

    February 3 –  “Merlin’s Dream: The Final Chapter” at the Younts Center for the Performing Arts in Fountain Inn.  This is the last installment of the FIREside Radio King Arthur Trilogy.  For more information call (864) 409-1050 or visit https://www.yountscenter.org/fireside-radio.

    February 3 – 5 – Eleanor Roosevelt Chautauqua History Alive Show at Wade Hampton High School in Greenville.  Meet one of the most influential women in history in this real life portrayal.  For more information call (864) 244-1499 or visit http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/.

    February 4 –  Home and Garden Show at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.  If you are looking to remodel your home or landscape your yard, this is the place to talk with professionals who can help you with your modifications.  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit http://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/152/Home+Garden+Show.

    February 4 –  Sweetheart Charity Ball  in Greenville.  Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing to benefit the homebound of Greenville County. For more information call (864) 233-6565 or visit http://mealsonwheelsgreenville.org/sweetheart-charity-ball.aspx.

    February 4 –  “Immortal Beloved” at Twichell Auditorium at Converse College in Spartanburg.  Presented by the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, you’ll enjoy two of Beethoven’s most famous and lasting works.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e292/&DateOfEvent=02/04/2017.

    February 8 –  “Bon Jovi: This House Is Not For Sale” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  This Grammy award winning iconic rock band is guaranteed to put on a tremendous show!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/bon-jovi.

    February 9 – 12 –  “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” at the Anderson Theatre in Anderson.  Take the classic Shakespearian Hamlet and place it in 1960’s America presenting you with a modern, thought provoking production that presents struggles between loyalty, revenge, love, and despair.  For more information visit http://www.andersontheatre.com/Winter.html.

    February 10 – 12 –  Inspired by the Classics at the Peace Center in Greenville.  The Greenville Symphony Orchestra presents works from three great composers from the 19th and 20th centuries and the works inspired by their predecessors. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/inspired-by-the-classics.

    big-time-wrestlingFebruary 11 –  Big Time Wrestling at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.  For all you wrestling fans, this event is for you with special guest, the icon Sting. For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit http://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/181/Big+Time+Wrestling+featuring+Sting.

    February 11 –  “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  The fun children’s book comes to life on stage and is filled with loads of energy and imagination that the entire family will love.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c/e238/.

    February 11 –  “Renee Fleming: In Recital” at the Peace Center in Greenville.  This soprano vocalist with the voice of an angel was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2013, the highest honor for an individual artist, presented by the President at the White House. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/renee-fleming-in-recital.

    February 11 –  STEM Fest at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville.  Local engineers and professionals will be on hand providing activities and demonstrations with everything from robots and drones to virtual reality.  For more information call (864) 355-8901 or visit https://www.ropermountain.org/Upload/uploads/StemFestSavetheDate.pdf.

    February 11 –  USO’s Sweetheart Dance at Bleckley Station in Anderson.  You and your valentine will enjoy an evening of 1940’s Big Band and Swing music with dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, period aircraft, and much more for an evening you won’t forget!  For more information call (864) 716-3660 or visit http://www.gamac.org/specialevents/.

    February 12 –  Festival of Laughs at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Give yourself the gift of laughter with a night of comedy with comedians such as Mike Epps, Bruce Bruce, and Tony Rock.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/festival-of-laughs-with-mike-epps.

    February 13 –  Genesis and the Gospel at Bob Jones University in Greenville.  This special presentation by Ken Ham will help answer questions such as “Why is the Genesis account of Creation important to sharing the Gospel” and “How did dinosaurs fit into the Ark.”  For more information call (800) 252-6363 or visit http://creationconference.bju.edu/.

    February 13 – 14 –  The Church and the Battle for Biblical Creation at Bob Jones University in Greenville.  Here is your chance to hear from Ken Ham, Seminary and science faculty as they come together to discuss the Biblical accounts of creation. For more information call (800) 252-6363 or visit http://seminaryconference.bju.edu/.

    February 13 – 16 –  “The Giver” at the Gunter Theatre of the Peace Center in Greenville.  Based on the award winning novel, this story explores what it means to live a full life, which includes the good and bad that make it all worth it in the end. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-giver.

    February 14 –  A Musical Valentine Featuring Edwin McCain at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This Greenville native will perform with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra featuring some of the most romantic music from Broadway.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/a-musical-valentine.

    February 14 –  “Emile Pandolfi in Concert” at the Greenville Little Theatre in Greenville.  You’ll enjoy an evening of romance, music, and laughter to celebrate the day with your special Valentine.  For more information call (864) 233-6238 or visit http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/concert-series.

    February 14 – 17 –  Bible Conference: The God of Hope at Bob Jones University in Greenville.  You’ll enjoy guest speakers such as Ken Ham, general preaching sessions, and practical workshops. For more information call (800) 252-6363 or visit http://bibleconference.bju.edu/.

    February 16 – 25 –  39 Steps at the Billingsley Theatre of the North Greenville University in Tigersville.  This comedic story based on the 1935 classic film will present 4 characters who portray more than 150 characters guaranteeing that by the end, you’ll be “gasping for breath . . . in a good way”. For more information call (864) 977-7000 or visit http://www.ngu.edu/theatre-season.php.

    February 17 –  Winter Jam at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  You’ll enjoy Christian artists and bands such as Crowder, Britt Nicole, NewSong, Thousand Food Krutch, Tenth Avenue North, just to name a few.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/winter-jam-2017.

    February 17 – 19 –  “Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner” at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley.  Three geriatric sisters live together and their doctor moves a nurse in with them, who then works to help them with planning parties, pulling Halloween pranks, and more hilarious things that will keep you in stitches throughout the show!   For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit https://eventgrid.com/Events/21150/those-crazy-ladies-in-the-house-on-the-corner/Dates/25169.

    February 17 – 19 –  Upstate South Carolina Coin Show at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.  For all you coin collectors out there, if you are searching for that one special coin, check out this event!  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit http://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/90/Upstate+South+Carolina+Coin+Show.

    February 17 – 19 –  2017 Oscar Nominated Short Films at the Gunter Theatre of the Peace Center in Greenville.  Included will be animation, live action, and documentaries.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/2017-oscar-nominated-short-films.

    February 17 – 26 –  “Two Dancing Princesses” at the South Carolina Children’s Theater in Greenville.  This fun fairy tale for boys and girls, based on the Grimms Fairtale, Twelve Dancing Princesses, will provide kids with lots of fun with each show followed by a dance party.  For more information call (864) 235-2885 or visit https://scchildrenstheatre.org/shop/two-dancing-princesses/.

    February 18 –  Winter Bird Count at Table Rock State Park in Pickens.  Come out for the chance to help with the National Winter Bird Count, with data being provided to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology to monitor winter bird populations around the Country.  For more information call (864) 878-9813 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002662.

    February 18 –  Teen Workshop and Poetry Slam at the Huguenot Mill of the Peace Center in Greenville.  Teen’s ages 13 to 19 are presented with workshops that revolve around topics that impact today’s youth, with attendees having the chance to share their work in public poetry readings throughout the year.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/teen-workshop-and-poetry-slam-2.

    February 18 –  Deep Winter Blues at the Hagood Mills Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  Celebrate that history of the Blues from the 1920’s and 1930’s when the upstate of South Carolina was a mecca for blues artists who later became famous in New York with a day filled with life blues entertainers such as Freddie Vandiford (who will also provide a harmonica workshop following his show) and Steve McGaha.  There will also be lots of live demonstrations such as flint knapping, spinning, metal smithing, and much much more!   For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1634/deep-winter-blues/.

    February 19 –  “ZZ Top” at the Peace Center in Greenville.  This band prides themselves on being the longest running rock band with the original members still intact, so this is one performance you won’t want to miss!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/zz-top.

    February 19 –  “Dust Bowl Revival with Love Cannon” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  This Americana Soul band will bring you a variety of fun and joyful music from their recently released soundtrack.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e505/&DateOfEvent=02/18/2017.

     

    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.  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 February 25 –  “Samson: The Last Judge” at the Narroway Theater in Fort Mills.  You will be amazed at this wonderful and entertaining theatrical presentation.  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/samson.

    Through February 26 –  “Wild Fabrications” and “Nature’s Tapestries” at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Enjoy stitched creations of textile artists from around the world, as well as quilted masterpieces by Rock Hills own Dottie Moore who has blended her love of quilting with her love of nature.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2090/.

    Through February 28 –  “By Way of the Back Door” at Historic Brattonsville.  Learn what life was like for the enslaved at Brattonsville during the 18th and 19th Centuries.  For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2155/.

    Through April 9 –  “Birds in Art” at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Art lovers and bird lovers will both enjoy this amazing collection of 60 pieces from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/exhibits-myco/.

    February 1 –  “Janet’s Planet” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This event for the whole family will use multimedia to take you on a tour of the solar system.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=janet-s-planet.

    February 2 –  “The Stylistics” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This 1970’s R&B group will take you back in time with their amazing music!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-stylistics.

    February 2 – 3 –  “Kevin Levigne: The Road to Carnegie Hall”  at the AECOM Theater in Aiken.  You will not be disappointed by this amazing singers beautiful tenor voice. For more information call (803) 648-1348 or visit http://www.apagonline.org/seasons/2016-2017/kenlavigne.html.

    February 2 – 5 –  Antiques in the Heart of Aiken at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  Dealers from all over the southeast will bring their wares for you to view and purchase, with lectures and other special events included in this event.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/antiques-in-the-heart-of-aiken/.

    February 3 –  “The Little Red Hen” at the NarroWay Theater in Fort Mill.  This is an educational, entertaining, and interactive production just for the kids!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/childrens-shows/red-hen.

    February 3 –  “The Pitchforks of Duke University” at the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center in Camden.  This all male acapella group sold out last year, so get your tickets now!  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2017/02/03/pitchforks2017/.

    February 3 – 4 –  “Jewel of the Stars” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This ballet is an original story about a girl who joins a fallen star on a worldly adventure.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=jewel-of-the-stars-february-3-2017.

    February 4 –  By Way of the Backdoor at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn the history of the enslaved peoples who lived on the Bratton plantation during the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as observing cooking demonstration and blacksmithing.  For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2155/.

    February 4 –  Civil War Lecture Series and Battlefield Tour at Rivers Bridge Park in Ehrhardt.  For more information call (803) 267-3675 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/riversbridge/riversbridge-programs.aspx.

    February 4 –  “Pam Tillis” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Enjoy an evening filled with country music by this amazing two time Grammy award winning singer.  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/the-sumter-opera-house-presents-pam-tillis-2017-02-04.

    February 5 –  “Richard Smith” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This guitar virtuoso will play everything from Back to Chet Atkins.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=richard-smith.

    February 7 –  Stable View Silva Martin Dressage Clinic at Stable View in Aiken.  Don’t miss the opportunity to work with one of the best trainers of horses, as well as coaches of dressage riders.  For more information call (484) 356-3173 or visit http://stableviewfarm.com/.

    February 8 –  I Love Dressage Show at Stable View in Aiken.  There will be every class level ranging from introductory to Grand Prix.  For more information call (484) 356-3173 or visit http://stableviewfarm.com/.

    behive-the-60s-musicalFebruary 9 –  “Behive: The 60’s Musical” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Here is your opportunity to enjoy many of your favorite 1960’s songs in this fun and enjoyable musical!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=beehive-the-60-s-musical.

     

    February 10 –  “LEGO Batman Movie” at the Sylvia Theater in York.  Here is your chance to take the kids to see this new Batman rendition!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/.

     

    February 10 –  “Ressurection: A Journey Tribute” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  This talented band has set out to provide you with the most authentic rendition of the famous Journey band to provide you with an evening of enjoyable memories as well as great entertainment!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/the-sumter-opera-house-presents-resurrection-a-journey-tribute-2017-02-10.

    February 10 – 18 –  “No Sex Please, We Are British” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  “A couple’s home is suddenly filled with pornographic literature in a farcical misunderstanding.”  Heavy hors oeuvres will be included in the price.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=no-sex-please-we-re-british.

    February 11 –  Moonlight Float at Poinsett State Park in Wedgefield.  Take your Valentine out for a ranger led moonlight float and get the chance to see the Lunar Eclipse.  For more information call (803) 494-8177 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/poinsett/poinsett-programs.aspx.

    February 11 –  “Doug McCormick” at the Sylvia Theater in York.  If you haven’t heard this guy, you certainly  need to check out this great country music artist!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/.

    February 11 –  Hands on Science for the Birds at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Explore light infraction, and feather color, the physics of flight, hummers versus helicopters, and much more!  For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2161/.

    February 11 –  By Way of the Backdoor at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn the history of the enslaved African American peoples who lived in the Carolina Piedmont during the 18th and 19th centuries and observe cooking and blacksmithing demonstrations.  For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2156/.

    February 16 –  “The Isaacs” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This favorite Southern gospel group will provide you with a fabulous evening of entertainment!  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-isaacs-gospel.

    February 17 –  Parent’s Night Out at the Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill.  Bring your 3 to 7 year olds to the Museum for an evening of play, games, and pizza while you enjoy a night on the town.  For more information call (803) 327-6400 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2127/.

    February 17 – 25 –  “Romeo and Juliet” at the Aiken Play House in Aiken.  The most well-known Shakespearian story is now on a local stage and you don’t want to miss the chance to see this famous tragedy.  For more information call (803) 648-1348 or visit http://aikenplayhouse.us/shows/2016-2017-season/.

    February 18 –  The Cinderella Project at Maxwell Law Firm in Aiken.  This Project collects donated dresses and accessories for use by high school teenagers for their prom, with this event being for the girls to pick out a dress and accessories for free to wear for their special night.  For more information call (803) 642-1557 ext. 108 or visit https://www.cinderellaprojectsc.com/attend-a-boutique.

    February 18 –  The Great Backyard Bird Count at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Bring your binoculars and help count the number and species of birds that visit the Museum or if you are just learning about birds, come out to learn about the different varieties of birds in the area.  For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2164/.

    February 18 –  By Way of the Backdoor at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn a more indepth history of the enslaved peoples of the Carolina Piedmont, to include recorded histories of some who lived on the Bratton Plantation during the 18th and 19th centuries and observe cooking and blacksmithing demonstrations.  For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2157/.

    February 18 –  “Rock Machine” at the Sylvia Theater in York.  This awesome rock and roll band is back again to provide you with another great show filled with many of your favorite rock songs!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/.

    February 18 –  “The Suffers” at the McCelvey Center in York.  This 10 piece gospel group will guarantee you and evening of funk and fun!  For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2140/.

    February 19 –  “Dailey and Vincent” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Having won numerous awards and being known as one of the most “exciting, reputable, and elite bluegrass bands in America”, you will not want to miss this show!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=dailey-vincent.

    February 21 – 22 –  “Tommy Emmanuel” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Hailing from Australia, this legendary guitarists career spans 5 decades and his talent with this instrument is second to known, so be sure to see this fantastic show!   For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=tommy-emmanuel-february-21-2017.

     

    LOWCOUNTRY:

    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.

     

    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/.

     

    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 –  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 February 4 –  “Suddenly Last Summer” at the Footlight Players Theatre in Charleston.  One of Tennessee Williams most haunting pieces, this story about a man who was murdered and his cousin who witnessed it ending up in a psychiatric hospital leads his mother to hide the truth she refuses to admit in order to protect their reputations.  For more information call (843) 722-4487 or visit http://footlightplayers.net/events/event/suddenly-last-summer/.

    Through February 25 –  “Addicted to Love” at the 34 West Theatre in Charleston.  This musical comedy about the faculty of a high school gone footloose is filled with lots of fun and laughter!  For more information call (843) 901-9343 or visit http://www.34west.org/calendar/.

    Through February 28 –  Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration at various locations around Hilton Head Island.  Learn about the Gullah culture through music, art, dance, food, and more!  For more information call (843) 255-7304 or visit http://gullahcelebration.com/.

    Through March 12 –  “The Way We Worked” at the Dorchester County Archives and History Center in St. George.  This traveling Smithsonian exhibit traces how work became such a central part of American culture. For more information call (843) 563-0053 or visit http://schumanities.org/projects/the-way-we-worked/.

    February 1 –  America’s Got Talent Auditions at the Embassy Suites and Convention Center in North Charleston.  If you’ve got an amazing talent, now is your chance to see if you can make it onto this famous show! For more information call (843) 747-1882 or visit http://www.americasgottalentauditions.com/audition-cities/charleston/.

    February 1 – 2 –  “Dave Chappell” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This comedian will have you laughing from beginning to end.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://charlestonmusichall.com/event/dave-chappelle-4/.

    February 1 – 25 –  Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration at a variety of locations on Hilton Head Island.  You’ll have the chance to view works of art, hear amazing music, watch talented dancers, eat amazing foods, and so much more!  For more information call (843) 255-7304 or visit http://gullahcelebration.com/.

    February 3 –  “Cowboy – The Ultimate Kid Rock Tribute” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  For more information call (843) 272-3000 or visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E00517EF7B883DD&offerid=40672.

    February 3 – 4 –  Monster Jam at the Florence Civic Center in Florence.  If you’ve missed them locally or in other parts of the State, here’s your chance to see them, or see them again!  For more information call (843) 679-4525 or visit http://www.florenceciviccenter.com/events/detail/monster_jam2017.

    February 3 – 5 –  Lowcountry Winter Coin Show at the Ladson Exchange Park Fairgrounds in Ladson.  Dealers and collectors from all over the southeast will be on hand for you to search for that one of a kind item you’ve been looking for . . . or maybe you are looking to start a new hobby?  For more information email lowcountrycoinclub@gmail.com or visit http://www.lowcountrycoinclub.com/.

    February 4 –  Shuckin’ and Shaggin’ Oyster Roast at the Summerville Country Club in Summerville.  You’ll enjoy oysters, southern fare, music, and dancing with proceeds to benefit the SPCA.  For more information call (843) 871-3820 or visit http://frwspca.org/oyster-roast/.

    February 4 –  Chocolate and Champagne for the Creatures at Flos Place in Murrells Inlet.  You’ll enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and buffet, all the chocolate desserts and candy you can eat, two flutes of champagne, a cash bar, silent auction, and raffles, all to benefit SC Cares.  For more information call (843) 546-7893 or visit http://sc-cares.org/?p=blank.

    February 4 –  Duke Pitchforks Benefit Concert at the Circular Congregational Church in Charleston.  This all male acapella group will entertain you with a variety of new and old music, with all proceeds to benefit HALOS.  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-duke-pitchforks-concert-to-benefit-halos-tickets-30905272502?aff=es2.

    February 4 –  “1964 the Tribute” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  For all you Beatles fans, this show has been dubbed “The Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.”  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://charlestonmusichall.com/event/1964-the-tribute-2/.

    February 4 –  “A Sweet Evening” Daddy/Daughter Dance at the Poseidon Rooftop Bar on Hilton Head Island.  Girls and their favorite male figure (fathers, grandfathers, big brothers, or good friends) are invited out for a night of dancing and fun!  For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit http://www.welcometosheltercove.com/calendar-of-events/2017/2/4/a-night-under-the-stars.

    February 4 –  History in the Landscape at Hampton Plantation State Historic Site in McClellanville.  Enjoy a 1.1 mile ranger led hike through the grounds of the Plantation introducing you to 300 years of Plantation history from the construction of the rice fields to the landscape of the gardens.  For more information call (843) 546-9361 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004060.

    February 6 – 8 –  Judy Carmichael’s “Jazz Inspired” at the East Beach Conference Center on Kiawah Island.  This jazz pianist/violinist/radio host will perform for and converse with attendees at this amazing event on this beautiful island. For more information call (843) 768-9166 or visit http://www.jazzinspired.com/kiawah/.

    February 8 –  “Al Di Meola” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This musician who spans four decades and has had three gold albums, will astound you with his talent!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://charlestonmusichall.com/event/al-di-meola/.

    February 9 –  “In the Mood” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This is a celebration of the music of the 30’s and 40’s, the last time everyone listened to the same music.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1386466-in-mood-charleston/.

    February 10 –  “Elise Testone Presents: For the Love of Legends” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  If you enjoyed the music of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley, you’ll certainly want to see this show!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1400075-elise-testone-for-love-charleston/.

    coastal-oyster-roastFebruary 11 –  Coastal Oyster Roast at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot in Myrtle Beach.  Here is your chance for all you can eat oysters, chicken bog, and beer!  For more information call (843) 848-6497 or visit http://www.lcfhfoundation.org/event/2017-oyster-roast/.

    February 11 –  Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 8K at Jarvis Creek Park on Hilton Head Island.  This event will include an after party with a children’s fun run, live music, refreshments, a beer garden, and more! For more information visit http://www.bearfootsports.com/Hilton_Head_Half_marathon.htm.

    February 11 –  Shuck-a-Rama at the Barrel of Charleston.  Enjoy all you can eat oysters while benefiting the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina.  For more information visit http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-shuck-a-rama-oyster-roast/event-summary-963cc8ce13ba4737a6050eeb76e60410.aspx.

    February 11 –  Charleston STEM Festival at Brittlebank Park in Charleston.  Experience a day of hands on and interactive demonstrations, live performances, and family oriented STEM entertainment with over 80 exhibitors, with partnering events being planned following the Festival.  For more information call (843) 793-1335 or visit http://charlestonstemfest.org/.

    February 11 –  “Appetite for Destruction: The Ultimate Tribute to Guns and Roses” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  For all you heavy metal G&R fans, this show is for you!  For more information call (843) 272-3000 or visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E005175BF7D5281&offerid=39219.

    February 11 – 12 – “Sinatra – The Man and his Music” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This two hour tribute to this legendary artist will present 40 of his most famous songs.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1279353-sinatra-man-his-music-charleston/.

    February 11 – 12 –  Low Country Irish Fest at the Omar Shrine Convention Center in Mount Pleasant.  With four different stages you’ll enjoy lots of entertainment, traditional Irish cuisine, activities for the “wee ones”, and the chance to learn about Irish culture and history.  For more information visit https://www.lowcountryirishfest.com/home.

    February 11 – 12 –  Myrtle Beach Stamp & Postcard Show at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Myrtle Beach.  The show will provide a beginners area with free stamps and postcards to start a collection, as well as to provide something new for the long time collectors.  For more information call (843) 347-0087 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/myrtlebeachstampclub/.

    February 12 –  Second Sunday on King Street on King Street in downtown Charleston.  Spend a Sunday afternoon shopping, socializing, eating great food, drink good wine and ale, and enjoy being in downtown Charleston!  For more information call (843) 303-1113 or visit http://www.charlestoncvb.com/events/category/outdoor-adventure~1/.

    February 13 –  “Lang Lang” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This amazing pianist will absolutely amaze you with his talent!  For more information call (843) 579-6452 or visit http://www.gaillardcenter.com/buy-tickets/20b51d8b-eb6f-445f-8a96-c03dc1374c72/lang-lang.html.

    February 14 –  Animal Swoon at Myrtle Beach State Park in Myrtle Beach.  Fill your evening with insight into the odd and hilarious ways native animals go about finding a mate while enjoying light Valentine’s refreshments.  For more information call (843) 238-5325 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004230.

    February 14 –  “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This off Broadway comedy is a one man show of theater, stand-up, and light hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times bestselling book.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1383351-men-are-from-mars-women-are-charleston/.

    February 14 –  Valentine’s Date Night Climb at the Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park in Charleston.  Bring your date out for a night time adventure on the ropes course as you watch the sunset and then enjoy a BYOB picnic around the bonfire while socializing with other adventurers!  For more information call (843) 225-1555 or visit http://www.charlestoncvb.com/events/category/outdoor-adventure~1/.

    February 14 –  “Under the Streetlamp” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Celebrating music from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, you will absolutely enjoy this amazing group as you reminisce about the past.  For more information call (843) 579-6452 or visit http://www.gaillardcenter.com/buy-tickets/968751ce-867b-e611-80d9-a0d3c1fbbce7/under-the-streetlamp.html.

    February 15 –  Holland Lifelong Learning: “Blue Mind: Water for Your Wellbeing” at the Davis Auditorium at Ashley Hall in Charleston.  Learn about the connection of water and health from a leader in the field of neuroconservation.  For more information call (843) 577-3474 or visit http://www.charlestoncvb.com/events/holland-lifelong-learning-blue-mind-water-for-your-wellbeing-~11384/.

    February 15 – 19 –  Beaufort International Film Festival at the University of South Carolina Center for the Arts in Beaufort.  You’ll enjoy film screenings, workshops, symposiums, as well as be a part of the awards ceremony!  For more information call (843) 522-3196 or visit https://www.beaufortfilmfestival.com/.

    February 17 –  “On the Border – The Ultimate Eagles Tribute” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Here is your chance to get your fill of all your favorite Eagles songs.  For more information call (843) 272-3000 or visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E005231EA49C6C3&offerid=40995.

    February 17 –  “Rufus Wainwright” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This amazing vocalist and songwriter received the Juno Award for the Best Alternative Band in 1999 and 2002 and has recently done everything from pop to opera.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1393397-rufus-wainwright-charleston/.

    February 17 – 19 –  Southeastern Wildlife Expo at a variety of locations throughout Charleston.  One of the State’s most loved and attended events, you’ll have the chance to see raptors, bobcats, and other animals, see dogs compete in the DockDogs competition, view some of the most fabulous works of art to include sculptures, carvings, paintings, and photographs, visit with exhibitors from all over the world, and so much more!  For more information call (843) 723-1748 or visit http://sewe.com/.

    February 17 – March 5 –  “Peter and the Starcatcher” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  This five time Tony Award winning Broadway hit is filled with pirates, mermaids, and even treasure chests that will thrill you from beginning to end!  For more information call (843) 577-7183 or visit https://www.charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/43-peter-and-the-starcatcher.html.

    February 18 –  African American Heritage Day at Hampton Plantation State Historic Site.  Interpreters from the acclaimed Slave Dwelling Project will interpret the lives of the enslaved who once worked on the Plantation, with storytelling, accounts of the role African Americans played in the American Civil War, cooking demonstrations, blacksmithing demonstrations, and more! For more information call (843) 546-9361 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004581.

    February 18 –  Oyster Roast at Diocese of Charleston Pastoral Center in Charleston.  Enjoy an oyster dinner, music, and dancing on the Ashley River while learning about the missionary work of the Diocese in Guatemala.  For more information call (843) 531-5540 or visit https://missions-doc.org/oyster-roast.

    February 18 –  Singin’ Ellington: The Duke and His Vocalist” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Having been one of the best jazz musicians and composers of all time, Duke Ellington composed over 3000 songs in his lifetime and you’ll get the chance to hear a few.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1421723-singin-ellington-duke-his-charleston/.

    February 19 –  Valentine’s Southern Soul Concert at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  You’ll enjoy a huge lineup, to include Sir Charles Jones, Ms. Jody, comedian Sean Jones, and more! For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/valentines-southern-soul.

    February 19 –  Chef’s Feast at the North Charleston Convention Center in North Charleston.  More than 30 chefs from the area come together to offer up tasty bites to raise funds to fight childhood hunger in the Lowcountry.  For more information call (843) 717-8146 or visit https://www.lowcountryfoodbank.org/get-involved/chefs-feast.

    February 19 –  Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour – Kids Showcase at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This group brings “inspiration and education about important issues” through documentary films to create a better world.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1383845-telluride-mountainfilm-on-tour-charleston/.

    February 20 –  Photography on the Wild Side at the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw.  Here is a chance for amateurs and professional photographers alike to enjoy taking photos of some of the most amazing raptors at the Center.  For more information call (843) 971-7474 or visit http://www.charlestoncvb.com/events/category/outdoor-adventure~1/.

    February 20 – 26 –  Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest at a variety of locations around Hilton Head Island.  This week long event will offer you the chance to learn how to harvest a variety of seafood, learn from a variety of chefs how to prepare seafood and accompany foods, how to cook a whole hog, and of course, the opportunity to eat some great local seafood.  For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit https://www.hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com/.

     

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