ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA for 4/12 – 5/2/17

     

     

    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 or visit http://www.firstfridaysgreenville.com/.

     

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

    Second Saturdays –  House Concerts at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  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 April 15 –  “All My Sons” at the Warehouse Theater in Greenville.  This is the story of two businessmen and friends who send faulty airplane engine parts to the military during WWII which caused the death of twenty one pilots, with one of the men going to prison while the other one lied and going on to have a successful life.  For more information call (864) 2235-6948 or visit http://warehousetheatre.com/all-my-sons/.

    Through April 16 –  “Something Rotten!” at the Peace Center in Greenville.  This musical with 10 Tony nominations is set in 1590 telling the story of two brothers wh want to create a hit play but Shakespeare keeps outshining them in this hilarious Broadway hit. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/something-rotten.

    Through September 10 –  “Wyeth Dynasty” at the Greenville County Museum of Art.  Regarded as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century, you’ll have the chance to see some of his most astonishing pieces, as well as some of the works of his father.  For more information call (864) 271-7570 or visit http://gcma.org/andrew-wyeth/.

    Through October 25 –  Weekly Porch Series at Greenbriar Farms in Easley.  At this Wednesday event you’ll enjoy a mid-week break with live entertainment, festive farm to table snacks, and yard games.  For more information call (864) 855-9782 or visit http://www.greenbrierfarms.com/Porch-Series.

    April 13 – 15 –  Living Gallery: “The Saviors Call” at Bob Jones University in Greenville.  This unique program combines original drama, choral and orchestral arrangements, and amazing live portrayals of classic works of art in celebration of the Easter season.  For more information call (864) 241-1634 or visit http://livinggallery.bju.edu/.

    April 14 –  NXT Live at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  Presented by WWE with performers including NXT Champion Bobby Roode and Women’s Champion Asuka, as well as Shinsuke Nakamura, Tye Dillinger, and more!  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit http://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/190/NXT+Live.

    April 14 –  Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peace Jr.” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  This fun musical tells the story of James and his amazing journey where he finds courage and self-discovery.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c/e242/.

    April 14 – 15 –  Pickens Azalea Festival on Main Street in Pickens.  Celebrate spring with the beauty of the azaleas in full bloom, while enjoying crafters, artisans, entertainers, as well as food and beverages!  For more information call (864) 508-6483 or visit http://pickensazaleafestival.com/.

    April 15 –  Certified Organic Plant Sale at Greenbriar Farm in Easley.  Get your garden off to a start with healthy organic starter plants started on the farm, as well as visiting with vendors with landscape plants, and even grass fed meats.  For more information call (864) 855-9782 or visit http://www.greenbrierfarms.com/plant-sale.

    April 15 –  Gardens Then and Now at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  Talk with local farmers and participate in an heirloom seed swap and plant sale.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1636/gardens-then-and-now/.

    April 15 –  5K Challenge Race at South Cove County Park in Seneca.  This event is a 5K, a 1 Mile run/walk, and a fun run with proceeds to benefit Volunteers in Medical Missions.  For more information call (800) 615-8695 or visit http://www.vimm.org/index.php?page=5k.

    April 17 – 21 –  Greenville County Senior Games at various locations around Greenville.  Events will include basketball, badminton, track and field, corn hole, disc golf, and more!   For more information call (864) 288-6470 or visit http://greenvillerec.com/event/seniorgames/.

    April 18 –  Maya Angelou Power of Words Talk at the Hughes Main Library in Greenville.  This talk is led by Glenis Redmond, known as the “Road Warrior Poet” and believes poetry is a healer.  For more information call (864) 244-1499 or visit http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/?event=maya-angelou.

    April 18 –  Tamassee DAR School Benefit Golf Tournament at The Cliffs Valley Golf Course in Travelers Rest.  This event is in support of the children who come to this place of refuge, so come out and play on one of the best golf courses in the State!  For more information call (864) 901-4543 or visit https://www.tdarschool.org/event/5th-annual-tamassee-benefit-golf-tournament/.

    April 18 –  “Black Grace” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  Having earned the title of New Zealand’s best contemporary dance group, this performance with a South Pacific inspiration is a show you will certainly enjoy.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/black-grace-choreographer-neil-ieremia.

    April 19 –  “Home Free” at the Peace Center in Greenville.  These 5 vocalists will amaze you with absolutely no instruments!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/home-free.

    April 20 – 22, 24 – 25 –  “Macbeth” at Billingsley Theater in Tigerville.  The shortest of Shakespeare tragedy’s, this is the tale of a Scottish general (Macbeth) receives a prophecy that he will become the King of Scotland and here the tale begins.  For more information call (864) 977-7000 or visit http://www.ngu.edu/theatre-season.php.

    April 20 – 30 –  Greater Clemson Music Festival at a variety of locations in the Greater Clemson area.  You’ll hear everything from reggae, rock, jazz, blues, gospel, and more.  For more information call (864) 650-0585 or visit http://www.clemsonmusicfest.org/.

    April 21 – 22 –  Lakeside Art and Music Festival at the Lighthouse Event Center in Seneca.  Held on beautiful Lake Keowee, with music, artist demonstrations and exhibit, a container garden competition, food, a pirate cove for the kids, and a silent auction all to benefit the local YMCA.  For more information visit https://foothillsymca.ejoinme.org/LAMF.

    April 21 – 22 –  “Swan Lake Act 3” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  This mix of classical and contemporary works will fill your event with awe and amazement!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/swan-lake-act-iii-other-works.

    April 21 – 22 –  “An American in Paris” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  Travel to Paris during World War II and experience a romance between an American painter and a Parisian girl.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e275/&DateOfEvent=04/21/2017.

    April 21 – 22 & 29 –  French Heritage Festival at a variety of locations around Abbeville.  You’ll enjoy an artisans market, a wine social, music, historical speakers, a puppy parade, an international car show, a bike ride, and much more!  For more information call (864) 366-2158 or visit http://www.abbevillefirst.com/event/2017-french-heritage-festival/.

    April 21 – 23 –  Stone Soup Storytelling Festival at various locations in Woodruff.  If you love a good story, here is your chance to hear tales from some of the best storytellers in the business!  For more information visit https://www.stonesoupsc.com/schedule.

    April 21 – 23, 28 – 30 –  “Getting Sara Married” at the Oconee Community Theatre in Seneca.  This humorous production is about Sara, a mid-30’s lawyer who is too busy for romance, but whose Aunt is determined to see her single status changes. For more information call (864) 882-1910 or visit http://www.oconeetheatre.org/shows.html.

    April 22 –  Firing on Fort Sumter at the American Legion Hall at Duncan Park in Spartanburg.  In memory of this significant event, a ball is being held with period dance and traditional live music.  For more information visit http://www.freewebs.com/sumterball/.

    April 22 –  Greer Goes Global International Festival at Greer City Park in Greer.  Here’s a chance to learn about the cultures of the Upstate with live entertainment, sports, crafts, food, and Country tents.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1055956171110605/.

    April 22 –  “Love Him Anyway” Book Signing at Barnes and Noble on Woodruff Road in Greenville.  Abby Banks will be on hand to sign her new book and have a discussion, with their also being a book fair with proceeds to benefit the Shriners.  For more information call (864) 751-4844.

    April 22 –  Central Railroad Festival in downtown Central.  Take a tour of the Railroad Museum, enjoy local food, arts and crafts, entertainment, and rides for the kids.  For more information call (864) 654-1200 or visit http://centralrrfestival.org/.

    April 22 –  “Guy Penrod” at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium.  This gospel country artist has appeared at the “Grand Ole Opry” and was the top selling southern Gospel album in 2012.  For more information call (864) 638-5277 or visit http://www.walhallacivic.com/events.html.

    spartanburg-soaring-international-kite-festivalApril 22 –  Spartanburg Soaring International Kite Festival at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  This fun event will include kites flown by novice and professional flier, with contests, food, live music, and more!  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c/e120/.

    April 23 –  “”Government Mule” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This legendary Southern Rock band will provide you with a great evening of music from the 200 song repertoire.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/govt-mule-1.

    April 27 –  “David Sedaris” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  He is one of America’s favorite humor writers who is known as “the master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today” so this will surely be a great show, with a chance to get one of his books signed before or after the show. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/david-sedaris.

    April 28 –  Blue Ridge Fest on West Main Street in Pickens.  Enjoy great music, classic cars, and good food with proceeds to benefit 12 charities in 4 counties! For more information call (800) 240-3400 or visit http://blueridgefest.com/.

    April 28 – 29 –  Ghost Creek Gourd Fest at the Ghost Creek Farm in Laurens.  If you’ve always wanted to learn how to do gourd crafts, here is your chance, or if you just want to view the Society members works, you can do that as well.  For more information call (864) 682-5251 or visit http://southcarolinagourd.wixsite.com/scgourdsociety.

    April 28 – 29 –  Broad River Antique Power Association Tractor and Engine Show at the Broad River Antique Power Association in Gaffney.  This family fun event will include a tractor pull, exhibitions, kids games and vendors.  For more information call (864) 304-7558 or visit http://broadriverapa.org/.

    April 28 – 30 –  “Getting Sara Married” at the Oconee Community Theater in Seneca.  Sara’s single and her Aunt is making it her business to get her niece married in this enjoyable comedy.  For more information call (864) 882-1910 or visit http://www.oconeetheatre.org/.

    April 28 – 30 –  Spartanburg Spring Fling in downtown Spartanburg.  You’ll enjoy music and other entertainment on four different stages, performances by the Disc Connected K-9’s, food and market vendors, and much more!  For more information call (864) 596-2976 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/spring-fling.

    April 29 –  Beer Walk in downtown Abbeville.  Held in conjunction with the French Heritage Festival, you’ll have a chance to taste a variety of beers from around the southeast.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/208565482945520/.

    April 29 –  Community Yard Sale at Disciples United Methodist Church in Greenville.  Come check out the variety of times, with baked goods and lunch also being offered.  For more information call (864) 297-0382 or visit http://www.mydisciples.org/document/2017yardsaleflyer.pdf.

    April 29 –  Kings Mountain Marathon at Kings Mountain State Park in Blacksburg.  You’ll have a chance to run a marathon or a half-marathon on this hill challenging course.  For more information call (864) 247-6735 or visit http://www.kingsmountainmarathon.com/.

    April 29 –  Military Items Sale at the Military History Center at the Greenville Downtown Airport.  Greenville wants to build a Military History Center and the proceeds from this will help them accomplish this, with any donations of military items from any time or country welcome.  For more information call (864) 270-6660 or visit http://www.greenvilledowntownairport.com/attachments/File/MHCC_Hangar_Sale.pdf.

    April 29 –  Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra at the Twichell Auditorium at Converse College in Spartanburg.  This will be the Grand Finale performance of this tremendous group for this season.  For more information call (864) 948-9020 or visit http://www.converse.edu/event/spartanburg-philharmonic-orchestra-presents-grand-finale/.

    April 29 –  Spring Means Babies at Split Creek Farm in Anderson.  This fun event will show you what life is like on a goat dairy farm with exhibitions, vendors, and the chance to see the new babies!  For more information call (864) 287-3902.

    April 29 –  Vintage Market at the Park at Greer City Park in Greer.  You’ll find over 75 vendors with everything from handmade, to vintage, to upcycled items for sale!  For more information call (864) 621-2020 or visit http://www.vintagemarketgreer.com/.

    April 29 – May 7 –  “Seussical Theater for Young Audiences” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  This is a wonderful, magical show filled with music and fun!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/seussical-theatre-for-young-audiences.

    May 2 –  Cesar Chavez Power of Words Talk at the Hughes Main Library in Greenville.  Chevez was a former migrant worker who became a labor leader and Civil Rights activist who was a cofounder of the National Farm Workers Association, later called the United Farm Workers union with the talks being led by Vera Gomez who is a poet and was born to immigrant parents.  For more information call (864) 244-1499 or visit http://www.greenvillechautauqua.org/?event=cesar-chavez.

     

    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 April 14 –  “The 4th Cross” at the Narroway Theater in Fort Mill.  This presentation tells the Easter story.  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://www.narroway.net/dinner-shows/fourth-cross.

    April 12 –  Lunch with an Astronaut at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Families will have the chance to have a pizza lunch with astronaut Tom Jones who will speak and will answer follow up questions.  For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2187/.

    April 12 –  Ask an Astronaut at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Spend an evening enjoying a talk by astronaut Tom Jones and having him answer your questions about his missions and what it’s like to be an astronaut.  For more information call 9803) 909-7244 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2188/.

    April 13 –  Great Easter Egg Classic at Cherry Park in Rock Hill.  This event is for kid’s ages 2 to 11 to provide them with a chance to hunt for Easter eggs!  For more information visit http://www.wrhi.com/events/easter-egg-classic.

    April 15 –  Easter Egg Hunt at Swan Lake Iris Gardens in Sumter. Bring the kids for an Easter egg hunt while enjoying the beautiful lake and gardens!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/sumter-county-easter-egg-hunt-2017-04-15.

    April 15 –  Easter Bunny Eggspress Train Rides at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  You’ll have the chance to enjoy a 70 minute train ride, meet the Easter bunny, get a face painting, hear a story, and more!  For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/.

    April 15 –  “Alice in Wonderland” at the Etherredge Center in Aiken.  Presented by the Aiken Civic Ballet, this will be a fun and exciting performance!  For more information call (803) 641-3305 or visit http://etherredge.usca.edu/?trumbaEmbed=date%3D20170403#/?i=1.

    April 15 –  Historic Stable and Barn Tour meeting at Rye Patch in Aiken.  This tour will take you to see the stables of some of the iconic race horses that came from this area who all trained on the Aiken Racing Track.  For more information call (803) 643-2121 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/historic_stable_barn_experience.

    April 15 – 16 –  Spring Fever Dressage Show at the Stable View Farm in Aiken.  This is a two day regional championship qualifier, so come out and support the competitors.  For more information call (803) 356-3173 or visit http://stableviewfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Apr-2017-Prize-List16.pdf.

    April 19 – 30 – Aiken Spring Classic Horse Show at the Highfields Event Center in Aiken.  This event brings people from all over the country and even some foreign countries to compete at the Premier level.   For more information call (803) 649-3577 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/aiken_spring_classic_finale.

    April 20 –  Kershaw County Music Association Spring Instrumental Showcase at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw county in Camden.  This event is in support of musicians throughout Kershaw County.  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2017/04/20/KCMASpring2017/.

    come-see-me-festivalApril 20 – 29 –  Come-See-Me Festival at various locations around Rock Hill.  This event offers something for everyone, including chalk drawing on Main Street, a milkweed seminar and butterfly release, gymnastics camps for kids, a road race, lots of live music, and so much more!  For more information call (803) 329-7625 or visit https://www.comeseeme.org/.

    April 21 –  “Ran’D Shine” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  This tremendous magician will absolutely captivate you!  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/the-sumter-opera-house-presents-rand-shine-2017-04-21.

    April 21 – 22 – Clarendon County Striped Bass Festival at the Weldon Auditorium.  This fun festival will include, of course, a fishing tournament, but also a parade, live entertainment, dances, boating events, crafts, food, and much more.  For more information call (803) 435-4405 or visit http://www.clarendoncounty.com/stripedbass.php.

    April 21 – 22 –  Manning Lions Club Fish Fry at the Manning Restaurant in Manning.  Come out for some a great meal and support this wonderful organization. For more information call (803) 473-4377.

    April 21 – 22 –  “Lublow Fair and the Whole Shebang” at the Etherredge Center in Aiken.  These two plays will provide you with a fun evening of entertainment.  For more information call (803) 641-3305 or visit http://etherredge.usca.edu/home/#/?i=1.

    April 21 – 23 –  Under the Crown and Colonial Trades Fair at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  Here is a chance to learn what life was like in Colonial America with demonstrations and live exhibits, with a chance to learn Colonial dances, visit an apothecary shop, learn about meat smoking, woodworking, gunsmithing, and so much more!   For more information call (803) 279-7560 or visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/.

    April 22 –  “James Gregory” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Here’s your chance to fill your evening with lots of laughter with the “funniest man in America!”  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=james-gregory-new-date.

    April 22 –  Earth Day Aiken at the Newberry Street Festival Center in Aiken.  Celebrate this historical day starting on Friday by turning out your lights for the evening, participating in a 5K run, viewing exhibits, listening to music, a puppet show for the kids, among other kids activities, and of course, food.  For more information call (803) 642-7767 or visit http://earthdayaiken.org/.

    April 22 –  Aiken Wine and Sign at the Aiken Conference Center in Aiken.  This fundraising event will include author and their books, refreshments, raffles, music, and fresh made goodies and sandwiches.  For more information call (803) 761-2860 or visit http://www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org/aiken-wine–sign-book-signing.html.

    April 22 –  Mead Hall Strawberry Festival at the Aiken Prep Campus on Barnwell Street in downtown Aiken.  Come out and get some fresh strawberries, strawberry made goodies, activities and games, crafts, baked goods, and more!  For more information visit strawberryfestival@meadhalschool.org.

    April 22 –  Pork in the Park in downtown Newberry.  Come out a try some of the best BBQ’s in the Southeast while enjoying live bluegrass music and the kids play in the inflatables.  For more information call (803) 321-1015 or visit http://www.cityofnewberry.com/area-attractions/annual-events/pork-in-the-park.

    April 22 –  Southern Sound Series: “The SteelDrivers” at the McCelvey Center in York.  Just last year this group received a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, so this isn’t an event you’ll want to miss!  For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2139/.

    April 23 –  “Atlanta Pops Orchestra with Chloe Agnew” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  After the rescheduled January event, they are finally coming and are being joined by one of the fabulous Celtic Women.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=atlanta-pops-orchestra-f-chloe-agnew.

    April 25 –  Banksia Tour at the Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken.  Learn how the Museum has changed over the last 86 years from being a library, a University, and even a private home.  For more information call (803) 642-2015 or visit http://aikenmuseum.us/event/769/?instance_id=1809.

    April 26 –  “Three Redneck Tenors” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  These three men are absolutely amazing so don’t miss the chance to see them!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=3-redneck-tenors-a-musical-adventure.

    April 27 –  “Three Redneck Tenors” at the Etherredge Center in Aiken.  These three men are amazingly good and will put on a show you won’t soon forget!  For more information call (803) 641-3305 or visit http://etherredge.usca.edu/?trumbaEmbed=date%3D20170423#/?i=1.

    April 27 –  Chamber Music Southeast with Philip Bush & Claire Bryant at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden.  This will be the last performance of the season and will present a variety of works and styles from throughout history.  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2017/04/27/cmsoutheast17/.

    April 28 –  “Dwayne Johnson & the Soulfood Jazz Band” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  This band has a sound like no other with a blend of gospel, smooth jazz, R&B and classical.  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=3cec09b5821a712fa86a9e542f32a69d&vqitq=691addc0-68fd-44d8-8b74-25df01129d25&vqitp=5259e6b9-909f-475a-991b-0894fe9d5c66&vqitts=1490189410&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=1952a48eb3002ce0cdc733cc111b9df9.

    April 29 –  “Rick Alviti: That’s the Way it Was Elvis Tribute” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  For all you Elvis fans, this is the show for you!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=rick-alviti-that-s-the-way-it-was-elvis-tribute.

    April 29 –  Run UNITED on Newberry Street in downtown Aiken.  This half marathon, 5K and kid’s fun run with over $2000 in cash prizes to be awarded.  For more information call (803) 649-6245 or visit http://aikenco-op.org/RunUnited.

    April 29 –  Clinic Classic at the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County in Camden.  This is a 5K walk/run through the Historic District of Camden with proceeds to benefit the Community Medical Clinic.  For more information call (803) 713-0806 or visit https://cmcofkcorg.presencehost.net/aboutus/events.html.

    April 29 –  Earth Day Birthday at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  This family friendly event will include activities, games, entertainment and over 25 educational exhibits with hands on learning opportunities, as well as artisans with fresh food, upcycled crafts, and recycled wares. For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2232/.

    April 29 –  Historic Beech Island Tour at the Beech Island Historical Society Visitors Center in Beech Island.  This fun tour will take you to historic homes, churches, museums, even cemeteries as you learn about the history of the area, with a BBQ lunch available.  For more information call (803) 827-0184 or visit http://www.beechislandhistory.org/.

    April 30 –  “Pat Boone” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This iconic entertainer is one you won’t want to miss!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=added-show-pat-boone.

    April 30 –  “Around the World in 20 Songs or So” at Aiken’s First Baptist Church in Aiken.  This is the Aiken Choral Society’s spring concert.  For more information call (803) 641-4277 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Aiken-Choral-Society-449467548487504/.

     

    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 April 16 –  Horry County Fair at the Myrtle Beach Speedway in Myrtle Beach.  This will be a week filled with loads of fun, to include entertainment, concerts, rides, food, an interactive butterfly exhibit, a chance to drive or ride in a real NASCAR, and much more!  For more information call visit http://www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com/hcfair/.

    Through April 16 –  “Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints” at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach.  For more information call (843) 238-2510 or visit http://myrtlebeachartmuseum.org/envira/gees-bend-from-quilts-to-prints-2016-17/.

    Through April 22 –  Festival of Houses and Gardens at various locations throughout Charleston.  Here is your chance to tour some of the most fabulous houses and gardens in the Charleston area.  For more information call (843) 722-3405 or visit http://www.charlestoncvb.com/events/70th-annual-festival-of-houses-and-gardens-~8749/.

    Through April 30 –  “Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser” at the Gibbs Museum of Art.  Here is a chance to see the beautiful works of this talented artists who resides in Charleston.  For more information call (843) 722-2706 or visit http://www.gibbesmuseum.org/exhibitions/painting-the-southern-coast-the-art-of-west-fraser/79.

    Through April 30 –  “History, Labor, Life: The Print of Jacob Lawrence” at the Gibbs Museum of Art in Charleston.  This influential American artist began with painting, but then began making prints and even intertwined the two.  For more information call (843) 722-2706 or visit http://www.gibbesmuseum.org/exhibitions/history-labor-life-the-prints-of-jacob-lawrence/78.

     

    Through May 28 –  “Stayin’ Alive” at the 34 West Theatre in Charleston.  This hilarious 70’s musical includes a “smooth talking soap star” who fights for “love, bellbottoms, and disco fever.” For more information call (843) 901-9343 or visit http://www.34west.org/calendar/.

     

    April 13 –  iFiveK at Riverfront Park in North Charleston.  This run is a networking event for Charleston tech professionals with proceeds to benefit CODECamp scholarships and other education related programs.  For more information call (843) 579-7659 or visit http://www.ifivek.com/.

    April 13 –  Hops and Vines at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston.  Explore this beautiful plantation while enjoying wine, beer, and live music!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/calendar.aspx?EID=7144.

    April 14 – 30 –  “Sister Act” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  This Broadway musical about a women placed in a convent under the witness protection program will fill you with laughter!  For more information call (843) 577-7183 or visit https://www.charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/the-shows/45-sister-act.html.

    April 15 –  “Big Sean: I Decided Tour” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. You won’t want to miss this amazing Rap artist!  For more information call (843) 272-3000 or visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E005194C6C04A15&offerid=40999.

    April 15 –  “The Chainsmokers” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  With their top 40 songs, such as “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Closer” this is guaranteed to be an awesome concert!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/the-chainsmokers.

    April 15 –  “Motown: The Groove that Changed America” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This performance is to celebrate MOTOWN and its unique rhythm and groove that chance American music.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1422743-motown-groove-that-changed-charleston/.

    April 15 –  The Hat Ladies Easter Promenade on Broad Street in downtown Charleston.  If you are one of those ladies that love to wear a hat, but feel uncomfortable wearing one in today’s society, this is just the event for  you to wear that favorite hat you’ve kept hidden away.  For more information call (843) 762-6679 or visit http://www.hatladies.org/.

    April 15 –  Soft Shell Crab Festival and Charity Crab Race in Port Royal and Beaufort.  Come to Port Royal and savor a variety of chef specialty cooked soft shell crab dishes while enjoying live entertainment, and also take the opportunity to participate in or just watch the fun crab races down Battery Creek in Beaufort.    For more information call (843) 717-3090 or visit http://www.portroyalcrabrace.com/.

    April 15 –  Kiawah Kids Triathlon at Night Heron Park on Kiawah Island.  Kids ages 3 to 14 will have the chance to challenge themselves on a course designed for their age group with swimming in the park pool and running and bike riding on trails around the park and/or on the beach.  For more information call (843) 768-6001 or visit http://www.kiawahresort.com/featured-events/2015-01-20-18-38-55/kiawah-kids-triathlon.

    April 15 –  Unveiling McLeod: Women of McLeod  at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston.  Learn about the role and complex relationships of the women of McLeod Plantation especially after the abolishment of slavery.  For more information call (803) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=7378&month=3&year=2017&day=24&calType=0.

    April 15 – 16 –  Art in the Park at Chapin Park in Myrtle Beach.  This fun event will offer you the chance to see a myriad of offerings from a variety of local crafters and artisans providing you with something to take home from your visit to Myrtle Beach.  For more information call (843) 446-3830 or visit http://wacg.org/events-myrtle-beach/.

    April 18 –  “Chicago” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This Broadway show, not the band, won six Tony Awards and a Grammy and will take you back to the roaring ‘20’s with murder and corruption.  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit http://www.gaillardcenter.com/buy-tickets/d74a368c-2762-4941-bafc-dda23fce5baf/chicago.html.

    April 18 –  “Dark Star Orchestra” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This talented group of musicians will fill your evening with a “Grateful Dead” experience.  For more information call 9843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1393599-dark-star-orchestra-charleston/.

    April 19 –  Low Country Coin Club Meeting at the Felix C. Davis Community Center in Charleston.  If you are a coin collector, you’ll want to take this opportunity to meet other collectors.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://www.lowcountrycoinclub.com/.

    April 19 –  Wine Down Wednesday at the Old Towne Creek County Park in North Charleston.  Take a middle of the week break and come out for some wine, food, and live entertainment!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1724/Wine-Down-Wednesday.

    soul-2-soul-world-tourApril 20 –  “Soul 2 Soul World Tour: Faith Hill & Tim McGraw” with special guest “Need to Breathe” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  America’s favorite Country Music couple is finally coming to South Carolina, so get your tickets before they sell out.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/soul-2-soul.

    April 20 – 23 –  Charleston Race Week at the Charleston Harbor Marina in Charleston.  This is the biggest keel boat race in the Country, so come check it out!  For more information call (843) 284-7062 or visit https://www.charlestonraceweek.com/.

    April 21 – 23 –  Charleston Outdoor Festival at James Island County Park in Charleston.  This annual event will provide you with a chance to get outdoors, try new things, like archery, paddle boarding, kayaking, mountain climbing, and more, or just do those things you already enjoy in this beautiful setting with entertainment, vendors, and even some competitions. For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1542/Charleston-Outdoor-Fest.

    April 21 – 29 –  ArtFields at various locations around Lake City.  This event is to honor the artists of the southeast in over 40 different venues and provide a chance for them to complete for over $100,000 in prizes.  For more information call (843) 374-0180 or visit http://www.artfieldssc.org/attendees/events/.

    April 21 – May 7 –  “Play Me, I’m Yours” at the Wilcox Plaza in Florence.  This event has been placed in 50 cities around the world and Florence has been chosen, with twenty-three decorated pianos being placed throughout the city for anyone to sit down and play.  For more information call (843) 260-6210 or visit http://streetpianos.com/florence2017/.

    April 22 –  Mullet Haul Trail Run at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at James Island County Park in Charleston.  This is a 5K, 10K, and 10K relay on some beautiful low country trails, with a post-race celebration of food, beverages, and live entertainment.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1391/Mullet-Haul-Trail-Run.

    April 22 –  Palmetto Pump and USA Climbing Competition at James Island County Park in Charleston.  More than 70 climbers from around the mid-Atlantic region and the southeast will complete in this USA Climbing Sanctioned Event.  For more information call (843) 762-9511 or visit http://ccprc.com/1242/Palmetto-Pump-USA-Climbing-Competition.

    April 22 –  Walk for Autism at Hampton Park in Charleston.  Come out and help raise money for a great cause!  For more information call (843) 469-3507 or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/Charleston/WalkforAutismCharleston.

    April 25 – 26 –  “Mamma Mia” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  This fantastic musical combines songs by “Abba” with an enchanting love story of laughter and friendship.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/mamma-mia.

    April 26 –  “Blink 182” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  This great pop punk band had two number one hits last year on Alternative Rock Radio so don’t miss this show!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/blink-182.

    April 27 –  “Florida Georgia Line” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  You won’t want to miss this amazing Country band!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/florida-georgia-line.

    April 27 –  “The Clean House” at the Main Street Theater on Hilton Head Island.  This whimsical comedy is likely one of the funniest play you may ever see, so don’t miss your chance to see it.  For more information call (843) 715-6676 or visit http://www.leanensemble.org/now-showing-oct-2016.

    April 27 –  Yappy Hour at the James Island County Park in Charleston.  Bring your “best friend” out for some fun at the dog park, with live entertainment and beverages to help you unwind. For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1181/Yappy-Hour.

    April 28 –  “I Love the 90’s” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  This show will have you reminiscing about the 90’s and the variety trend-setting music that decade brought, with performers such as Vanilla Ice, Salt n Peppa, Color Me Bad, just to name a few.   For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/i-love-the-90s.

    April 28 –  Lowcountry Wingapalooza at the Charleston Visitors Center Bus Shed in Charleston.  All of the best wing restaurants in the area are coming together to compete for the title of best wings, and you get the chance to vote for your favorite!  For more information call (843) 688-5995 or visit http://www.lowcountrywingapalooza.com/.

    April 29 –  “Under the Big Top: Cirque de la Symphonie” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Back with a new show using pop music performed by the local orchestra.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/under-the-big-top-cirque-de-la-symphonie.

    April 29 –  Dragon Boat Festival at Grand Park at the Market Commons in Myrtle Beach.  If you’ve never seen a Dragon Boat Race, this is your chance to come see what it’s all about, and of course, enjoy all of the other fun activities that are a part of the Festival!  For more information call (843) 945-9440 or visit http://www.mygroundzero.com/dragon-boat/.

    April 29 –  Earth Day Music Fest and Diabetes 5K at the Myrtle Beach Speedway in Myrtle Beach.  The 5K is a fun run for anyone of any age and ability, followed by a variety of bands and lots of fun!  For more information call (843) 995-3199 or visit http://grandstrand.happeningmag.com/myrtle-beach-10th-annual-earth-day-music-fest-diabetes-5k/.

    April 29 –  Shaggin’ on the Cooper with “The Sugarbees” on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  The weather is warming up so head on out for a night of dancing and fun!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1175/Shaggin-on-the-Cooper.

    April 29 –  Taste of James Island at the First Baptist Church of James Island Athletic Practice Field in Charleston.  This is a fun event that includes a variety of churches creating tantalizing foods, providing a variety of entertainment, including kids activities all to collect canned goods for the food pantry of James Island Outreach.  For more information call (843) 762-3653 or visit http://jioutreach.org/taste-of-james-island/.

    April 29 –  Taste of the Coast at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach.  This family fun event will include foods from the best restaurants in the area, along with local live entertainment, and lots of kids activities!  For more information call (843) 272-8163 or visit http://www.tocnmb.com/.

    April 29 –  Wine and Warblers at the Audubon Center at Beidler Forest Center and Sanctuary in Harleyville.  Join expert birdwatchers as they walk along the boardwalk to view the variety of birds that travel through this forest in the spring, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and tasting wines and the opportunity to bid in a silent auction. For more information call (843) 462-2150 or visit http://sc.audubon.org/events/wine-warblers.

    April 29 – 30 – Seacoast Artists Guild Art in Common Spring Festival at Valor Memorial Garden in Myrtle Beach.  This event will have a large variety of crafts and artisan works with everything from pottery to photography to choose from!  For more information call (843) 748-0133 or visit http://www.inletpottery.com/art-in-common.

    April 29 – 30 –  Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Air Show at the Marine Corp Air Station in Beaufort.  Come out and see some of the best Navy fliers there are, including a show by the tremendous Blue Angels!  For more information call (843) 228-7675 or visit http://www.beaufortairshow.com/index.shtml.

    April 30 –  Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant.  You’ll have a chance to see a boat parade, enjoy live music, visit a craft show, lots of fun activities, and of course, great seafood!  For more information call (843) 884-8517 or visit https://experiencemountpleasant.com/events/blessing-of-the-fleet/.

    April 30 –  Carolina Dreamers Car Club Cruise-In at the Shelter Cove Towne Center on Hilton Head Island.  Come out and see some of the most beautiful and amazing cars at this free event!  For more information call (843) 757=9889.

    May 2 –  Starr Ward Chamber Music Series: “Sam Suggs” at the Waters Building in Florence.  This featured bassist was recently named new Artist of the Month by Music America and won first prize in 2015 at the International Society of Bassists Competition, having performed many of his own compositions.  For more information call (843) 260-6210 or visit http://www.scnow.com/news/local/article_15c8920a-d76b-11e6-9d44-13e9e60a8419.html.

     

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