ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA for 2/15 – 3/7/17

    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 “ZZ Top”, “Hamlet”, and Puccini’s “Turandot”.

     

    UPSTATE:

     

    Tuesdays –  Greenville Downtown Line Dance at the Sears Rec Center in Greenville.  For more information call (864) 467-6667.

     

    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.

     

    First Friday –  First Fridays at the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville.  For more information call (864) 467-3132.

     

    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 –  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 February 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.

    Through February 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/.

    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 16 –  Project Host Community Dinner at Project Host in Greenville.  You’ll enjoy a three course meal prepared by the hands of the unemployed and/or underemployed being trained for a career in the culinary arts.  For more information call (864) 282-1994 or visit http://www.projecthost.org/community-dinners.html.

    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 –  “Sister Act” at the Greenwood Community Theatre in Greenwood.  This fun comedy musical about disco diva Delores who has to go into a witness protection program disguised as a nun will not fail to keep you laughing from beginning to end.  For more information call (864) 229-5704 or visit http://www.cityofgreenwoodsc.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/2302/366.

    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 Fairytale, 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 –  Spectrum Valentine Ball at the YMCA Adams Mill Program Center Gym (a.k.a., The Ballroom) in Simpsonville.  This event provides dancing and other fun for families living with someone who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, with the event being safe and sensory-appropriate.  For more information call (864) 963-3608 or visit http://scautism.org/event/ymca-spectrum-valentine-ball-2017/.

    February 18 –  Mission Backpack 5K at the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville.  Proceeds from this event will benefit Mission Backpack which aims to end hunger for those living in the area.  For more information call (864) 979-8476 or visit http://missionbackpack5k.com/.

    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.

    ellis-island-of-dreamsFebruary 21 – 22 –  “Ellis: Island of Dreams” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  This production will show you a picture of what it was like for immigrant families traveling long distances who came to America between the years of 1982 and 1954 looking for the American Dream.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/ellis-island-of-dreams.

    February 21 – 26 –  “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  In this presentation you’ll learn about the life of Carol King on her way to stardom.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/beautiful-the-carole-king-musical.

    February 23 –  “An Evening with Robert Blocker” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  This South Carolina native began playing the piano at age 5 and now he is hosting concerts and participating in orchestras, such as the Beijing Symphony and the Prague Chamber, and is here to provide you with an evening of his amazing music!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/an-evening-with-robert-blocker.

    February 24 –  “James Gregory: The Funniest Man in America” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  Here is your chance to enjoy an evening of tremendous laughter and fun!  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit http://centrestage.org/james-gregory-2/.

    February 24 – 25 –  “I Am Not Your Negro” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  James Baldwin had intended to write a book about the assignation of Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr., but died with only 30 pages of the transcript written, so Raoul Peck has written a documentary of what he envisioned Baldwin would have written.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/i-am-not-your-negro.

    February 24 – March 12 –  “Peter and the Star Catcher” at the Greenville Little Theater in Greenville.  This theatrical musical is based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and will provide the entire family with a fun and entertaining event!  For more information call (864) 233-6238 or visit http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/2016-2017-season.

    February 25 –  Drumming Master Class and Demonstration with Tez Sherard at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  Attendees will learn about the influences and techniques of blues, rock, jazz, and multi-ethnic percussion and observe demonstrations from this accomplished drummer and native of Anderson.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/tez-sherard-friends.

    February 25 –  Cardboard Regatta at the Westside Aquatic Complex in Greenville.  Build a boat out of cardboard and see if your team can win the regatta!  For more information call (864) 679-7946 or visit http://greenvillerec.com/event/cardboard-regatta/.

    February 25 –  GHS Half Marathon and 5K at the TD Stage at the Peace Center in Greenville.  For more information call (864) 420-5169.

    February 25 –  Good News Spectacular at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  This free one day will be filled with games, inflatables, live interactive shows, crafts, and lots more for the entire family.  For more information call (864) 292-5842 or visit http://www.goodnewsspectacular.com/.

    February 25 –  Orishirishi: “A Little of This, A Little of That” at the Woodruff City Hall in Woodruff.  This is a community celebration of African American culture and history.  For more information email karyn@stonesoupsc.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1517202135252765/.

    February 26 –  Winter Concert at the Charles E. Daniel Chapel of Furman University in Greenville.  The 22-voice professional ensemble from the Greenville chorale program will serenade you through the evening.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.greenvillechorale.com/concerts.html.

    February 27 –  “Lang Lang” at the Peace Center in Greenville.  Known as the “world’s ambassador of the keyboard”, this star pianist will absolutely amaze you with his tremendous talent!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/lang-lang.

    February 27 – 28 –  “Hamlet” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  This most famous of Shakespeare’s’ plays has been labeled the most perfect revenge tragedy ever written. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-grapes-of-wrath.

    February 28 –  “Abe Lincoln: The Power of Words” talk at the Hughes Main Library in Greenville.  Learn about the legacy of Lincoln led by the author of The Age of Lincoln who is a great storyteller.  For more information call (864) 244-1499 or visit http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/?event=abraham-lincoln&event_date=2017-02-28.

    March 2 –  Jubilate!  at the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium of Bob Jones University in Greenville.  The choirs of the University and their guests will provide you with an evening of outstanding music. For more information call (800) 252-6363 or visit http://www.bju.edu/events/fine-arts/concert-opera-drama/jubilate.php.

    March 2 – 3 –  Earth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  Here is your chance to take a breathtaking journey through prehistoric Australia while meeting and interacting with life-like dinosaurs.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/dinosaur-petting-zoo.

    March 4 –  “Jungle Book Ballet” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  This original storybook ballet is based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, Mowgli, and is guaranteed to provide a fun and entertaining presentation for the entire family.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/jungle-book-ballet.

    March 3 –  Passport to the Arts at various venues in and around Clemson.  You’ll have the chance to see the work of some of the area’s most extraordinary talent in this small College town with shuttles available to carry you from one venue to another.  For more information call (864) 633-5051 or visit http://www.clemsonpassport.org/.

    March 3 – 5 –  Southern Home and Garden Show at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  If you are looking to build a home or make modifications to your existing home and garden, come out and visit with the vendors who will provide you with expert advice.  For more information call (864) 254-0135 or visit http://tdconventioncenter.com/events/southern-home-garden-show/2017/03/03/.

    March 4 –  Cinderella Project at Main Street United Methodist Church in Greenwood.  Girls from local high schools can get a free dress and accessories for their prom.  For more information call (864) 223-4879 ext. 3314 or visit https://www.cinderellaprojectsc.com/attend-a-boutique.

    March 4 –  Cape-Ability Walk & Roll at Furman University in Greenville.  This fun filled event for the entire family will include light exercise and entertainment, so grab your cape and come out and participate.  For more information call (864) 679-0220 or visit http://thriveupstate.org/cape-ability/.

    March 6 – 7 –  Soul Steps at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  Embracing the traditional African-American step teams and Harlem Renaissance era poetry, this amazing combination of percussion and dance will change the way you think about the human body.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/soul-steps.

     

    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 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.

    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 March 3 –  “Nicole Heere – Women . . . The Real Heroes” Pop Art Exhibit at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden.  This Texas born painter dramatic pictures depicting women in traditional female roles.  For more information call (803) 425-7676 ext. 300 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2017/01/12/heere2017/.

    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 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 –  “No Sex Please, We’re British” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  A couple’s home is suddenly filled with pornographic literature in a “farcical misunderstanding”.  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=no-sex-please-we-re-british.

    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.

    puccinis-turandotFebruary 23 –  Puccini’s “Turandot” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This final masterpiece by Puccini is based on the Greek Myth “the riddle of the Sphinx”.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=puccini-s-turandot.

    February 24 –  “The Summit – Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  You experience these two amazing groups guaranteeing you a wonderful evening of entertainment!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-summit-manhattan-transfer-meets-take-6.

    February 25 –  Junior Oyster Roast at the Cypress Center in Manning.  You’ll enjoy steams oysters, Beaufort stew, and beer and wine.  For more information call (803) 435-4405 or visit http://www.swampfoxcountry.com/.

    February 25 –  Become a STEAM Bird Sleuth at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Local bird Sleuth facilitators will teach formal and informal educators about the Cornell Laboratories Bird Sleuth curriculum for K-12.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2163/.

    February 25 –  By Way of the Backdoor at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn about one of the former slaves purchased by the Plantation owner and the life he and his family lived and worked while on the Plantation.  For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2158/.

    February 25 –  Joy of Gardening Symposium at the Baxter M. Hood Center at York Technical College in Rock Hill.  This symposium will provide you with the chance to hear from experts how to address those challenges you face in your garden and help you enhance your gardening skills.  For more information call (803) 367-6427 or visit http://symposium.yorkmg.org/.

    February 25 –  One-Stop Shop Hop for Quilters at the USC Lancaster Bradley Arts and Sciences Building in Lancaster.  Visit with over 20 + vendors for quilting, sewing, and fiber arts.  For more information call (704) 575-0640.

    February 25 – 26 –  Battle of Aiken at 1210 Powell Pond Road in Aiken.  See history come alive with cavalry horses, cannons, and living history experts in this event depicting the War Between the States.  For more information email boachairman@battleofaiken.org or visit http://battleofaiken.org/index.htm.

    February 25 –  “James Gregory” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Here is your chance to see this amazing comedian close to home!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=james-gregory.

    February 27 – March 1 –  Spring into Parties with Chef Josh at Santee State Park in Santee.  Prepare for your spring parties by learning how to create some new fun and exciting foods to wow your guests.  For more information call (803) 854-2408 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004566.

    March 2 –  “Ciaran Nagal: A Night of Irish Music” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  One of the Three Irish Tenors is returning with friends to provide you with an evening of fabulous music! For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=ciaran-nagle-a-night-of-irish-music.

    March 3 –  “Yacht Rock Review” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This fascinating group will perform music from groups such as Hall & Oats, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, and more!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=yacht-rock-revue.

    March 3 – 5 – AgamaCon 2017 at the H.O. Weeks Center in Aiken.  This community based grass roots event is intended for geeks, gamers, artists, anime, and cartoon lovers, writers, reenactors, and more!  For more information call (803) 642-7631 or visit http://www.agamacon.com/.

    March 3 – 5 –  “Seussical Jr.” at the McCelvey Center in York.  Enjoy seeing all of your favorite Seuss characters in this fun and entertaining presentation.  For more information call (704) 488-6703 or visit http://www.showtimetheatrecompany.com/seussical.html.

    March 4 –  Cinderella Project at Catch the Vision International on Russell Street in Orangeburg.  This event provides dresses and all accessories for high school girls for their Prom with donations being accepted.  For more information call (803) 533-6252 or visit https://www.cinderellaprojectsc.com/attend-a-boutique.

    March 4 –  “Delbert McClinton” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This multi-Grammy Award winner will provide you with a cheerful evening of uplifting blues music.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=delbert-mcclinton.

    March 4 –  Food Truck and Craft Beer Untapped at the Fairgrounds in Sumter.  You’ll enjoy a variety of foods and cold craft beers from all over the Southeast for a day to enjoy!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/sumter-green#UNTAPPED.

    March 4 –  Irish Fest on Broad Street and Rutledge in Camden.  This event will include a children’s parade, a highlands games, a children’s highlands games, Irish dancing, live music by Columbia’s own Celtic rock band, Syr, and Camden’s own country rocker, Anna Lynn Ferris, and many more fun activities! For more information call (803) 432-6828 or visit https://www.montessori-camden.com/irishfestcamden.

    March 4 – 10 –  Joye in Aiken at various venues around Aiken.  You’ll enjoy some of the world’s best young artists from the Julliard School and other great schools.  For more information call (803) 226-0016 or visit https://www.joyeinaiken.com/.

    March 5 –  “Teresa Walters Pianist” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This mesmerizing performer will absolutely astound you with her talent!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=teresa-walters-pianist.

    March 5 –  Seuss-a-thon at the Children’s Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by making silly Seuss hats, playing Dr. Seuss Bingo, march in a parade, and other fun activities!  For more information call (803) 327-6400 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2144/.

    March 7 –  “Pump Boys and Dinettes” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This fun country musical sung by workers at a filling station and a diner will have you tapping your toes.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=pump-boys-and-dinettes.

     

    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 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/.

    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 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 16 –  Corks for Kids at Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant.  Attendees will enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and lowcountry art all to benefit Camp Happy Days for kids with cancer.  For more information visit http://www.camphappydays.org/corks-for-kids/.

    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 – 18 –  Whale of a Sale at Trident Technical College in Charleston.  You’ll want to attend one of the largest “garage sales” in the Lowcountry area with proceeds to benefit the Junior League of Charleston.  For more information call (843) 763-5284 or visit https://www.jlcharleston.org/whale-of-a-sale/.

    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 –  Bluffton Rotary Oyster Roast at the Bluffton Oyster Factory in Bluffton.  Here’s a chance for you to eat your share of roasted oysters, chili, bratwurst, dogs, fries, and beverages all while enjoying live entertainment.  For more information visit http://blufftonrotary.org/Stories/bluffton-rotary-hosts-annual-oyster-roast.

    singin-ellington-the-duke-and-his-vocalistsFebruary 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 –  “Regina Carter” at the Turtle Point Clubhouse on Kiawah Island.  This tremendous jazz violinist from Detroit has played with performers to include Aretha Franklin and Billy Joel and will not disappoint you in this fabulous performance!  For more information call (843) 766-8814 or visit http://www.kiawahisland.org/socialevents/quentin-baxter-presents-regina-carter-violinist/.

    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/.

    February 21 – 22 –  “Once, the Musical” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Winner of 12 2012 Tony Awards, one for Best Musical, tells the enchanting tale of a young man from Dublin who is about to give up his dream of being a famous musician when a beautiful young lady takes an interest in his love songs. For more information call (843) 529-5007 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/once.

    February 23 –  “Taj Express” at the Charleston Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Capturing the sounds of India, you’ll enjoy the spirit of Bollywood while taking a journey through modern Indian culture and society.  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit http://www.gaillardcenter.com/buy-tickets/224f8759-e16c-4b33-b3c8-4b099859ce45/taj-express.html.

    February 24 –  Joe Bonamassa” at the Charleston Gaillard Center in Charleston.  After 26 years as a professional musician, he is still wowing audiences everywhere!  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit http://www.gaillardcenter.com/buy-tickets/cd926a14-fb36-e611-80d9-a0d3c1fbbce7/joe-bonamassa.html.

    February 24 –  Women & The Rolling Stones – A Tribute to the Stones” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Featuring some of Charleston’s best female vocalists will thrill you with their rendition of their favorite songs by the Rolling Stones. For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1377012-women-rolling-stones-charleston/.

    February 24 – 25 –  Bands, Brews, and BBQ at 809 Parris Avenue in Port Royal.  Enjoy wings on Friday, and a butts competition on Saturday, with live entertainment and great fun, all to benefit Friends of Carolina Hospice. For more information visit https://friendsofcaroline.networkforgood.com/events/1437-8th-annual-bands-brews-bbq.

    February 24 – 25 –  Quilt Gala at the Ocean Lakes Family Campground Recreational Center in Myrtle Beach.  This is a chance to see some of the most beautiful quilts designed and created!  For more information call (843) 915-5320 or visit http://www.horrycountymuseum.org/news/the-22nd-annual-horry-county-museum-quilt-gala/.

    February 25 –  “Miranda Lambert” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  One of America’s favorite female country stars has finally come to South Carolina!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/miranda-lambert-1.

    February 25 –  Mardi-Crawl-On-Shem-Creek at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant.  Come by land or by sea and visit with the six local restaurants in this beautiful location, each with brews, food, games, beads, and prizes.  For more information visit http://dev1.lcparrotheads.org/.

    February 25 –  LifePoint Race for Life at James Island County Park on James Island.  Event will include a 10K, 5K, ½ mile fun run, and a kids zone all to raise awareness about organ, tissue, and eye donation, as well as help Team South Carolina attend the 2018 Donate Life Transplant Games of America.  For more information call (843) 763-7755 or visit https://raceroster.com/events/2017/9804/2017-lifepoint-race-for-life.

    February 25 –  Charleston’s Brewvival at COAST Brewing Company in North Charleston.  You’ll have the chance to experience hand selected brews from the area, the State, the Country, and internationally, all while enjoying live entertainment and food from local food vendors.  For more information call (843) 343-4727 or visit http://brewvival.com/.

    February 25 –  Georgetown Five Rivers Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet at Marshall’s Marine in Georgetown.  You’ll enjoy an evening of great food, fun, and to raise fund to support a Patriots hunt group, to include several wounded veterans.  For more information call (843) 485-6417.

    February 25 –  “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” at the Charleston Music Hall.  You’ll experience the intricate rhythms and harmonies of South African musical traditions with their presentation having touched audiences around the world.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1306601-ladysmith-black-mambazo-charleston/.

    February 25 –  The Chocolate Affair at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston.  Here’s your chance to enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres and scrumptious desserts all from Charleston’s finest restaurants, as well as an open bar, and over 150 auction items to choose from! For more information call (843) 740-6793 or visit http://www.thechocolateaffair.net/.

    February 25 –  Pork & Pearls at the Volvo Cars Stadium (formerly the Family Circle Cup) on Daniel Island.  At this event you’ll have the chance to eat roast pork and steams oysters, all while enjoying libations, live music, and lots of fun activities for the children with proceeds to benefit Windwood Farm Home for Children.  For more information call (843) 884-0025 or visit http://windwoodfarm.org/pork-pearls-is-back/.

    February 26 –  “Foreigner” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  Hailed as one of the popular rock bands from the 80’s and 90’s is guaranteed you provide you with an unforgettable evening of rock and roll! For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/foreigner.

    March 1 – 5 –  Charleston Wine & Food Festival on Marion Square and other locations in and around Charleston.  Enjoy the chance to savor wines and foods from exclusive restaurants in the area with each day offering something different and special.  For more information call (843) 727-9998 or visit http://charlestonwineandfood.com/.

    March 2 – 4 –  Myrtle Beach Marathon at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center in Myrtle Beach.  The event will include a marathon, a half marathon, a marathon relay, a 5K, and a 1 mile fun run with a free post-race party at the House of Blues for all participants. For more information email info@mbmarathon.com or visit http://mbmarathon.com/.

    March 3 –  “Los Lonely Boys” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  These awesome musicians will have you singing along with them!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1322627-los-lonely-boys-charleston/.

    March 3 –  “Ron White” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  One of America’s best comedians will provide you with a show to keep you laughing for days.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/ron-white-1.

    March 3 –  Art of Design featuring Vern Yip at the Gibbs Museum of Art in Charleston.  This luncheon and lecture will feature this well renowned expert in the world of design who has been one of HGTV most distinguished artists.  For more information call (843) 722-2706 or visit http://www.gibbesmuseum.org/programs-events/art-of-design-featuring-vern-yip/123.

    March 4 –  Golf Tournament at the Arrowhead County Club in Myrtle Beach.  All proceeds from this event will benefit Calvary Christian School.  For more information call (843) 650-2829 or visit http://ccsmb.com/.

    March 4 –  Money Rocks at Charleston Southern University in North Charleston.  This event is a youth financial education summit to help youth learn money management skills.  For more information call (843) 735-7888 or visit http://www.moneyrockscharleston.com/.

    March 4 –  Barnabas Horse Foundation Hoedown at the Oceanside Village Amenity Center in Surfside Beach.  You’ll enjoy dinner, libations from the saloon, a chance to bit in the silent auction, with all proceeds to benefit this organizations equine assisted therapy program. For more information visit https://donate.barnabashorse.org/surfside-beach/events/barnabas-horse-foundation-5th-annual-hoedown/e111325.

    March 4 –  Sandy Jones Invitational Bagpipe Competition at Grimsley Hall of the Citadel in Charleston.  This is a Grade 1-5 competition with proceeds to offer scholarships to those who show dedication and enthusiasm for their craft.  For more information visit https://sandyjonesinvitational.com/.

    March 4 –  Front Beach Fest on Front Beach of the Isle of Palms.  Enjoy a fun street festival at one of the areas favorite beach locations, with live beach music, lots of kids activities, local arts and crafts vendors, and more! For more information call (843) 886-8294 or visit http://www.iop.net/island-gras.

    March 4 –  Bowl For Kids Sake at the Charleston Rifle Club in Charleston.  This all day event that will include bowling, corn hole, billiards, food truck vendors, craft beer, and more is to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center.  For more information call (843) 266-5200 or visit https://cydc.org/bfks/.

    March 4 –  Where the Wild Things Run 5K  at the Caw Caw Interpretive center in Ravenel.  Walkers, runners, and joggers will enjoy the beautiful and scenic trails of the Caw Caw Interpretive Center.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1455/Where-the-Wild-Things-Run-5K.

    March 5 –  “Valerie June: The Order of Time Tour” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This self-taught musician is guaranteed to provide you with an amazing evening of music and song!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1372311-valerie-june-order-time-charleston/.

    March 6  – 12 –  Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival at a variety of locations around Hilton Head Island.  This week long event will showcase some of the most amazing foods, wines, and culture to be found on the Island to include educational sessions for you to participate in.  For more information visit http://hiltonheadwineandfood.com/.

     

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