Activities Outside of the Columbia Area – January 2, 2019 – January 22, 2019

    ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA

    Wednesday January 2, 2019 to January 22, 2019

     

     

    UPSTATE:

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Second Saturdays –  House Concerts at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  This event known as Heartstrings, includes bluegrass, gospel, and traditional roots music. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Milling, Music, and Memories at the Hagood Mills Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  This is a great day of fun making music, learning the art of blacksmithing, bowl digging, flint knapping, chair canning, moonshining, and much more!  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Through January 5 –  Holiday Lights Safari at Hollywild Animal Park in Wellford.  Not only will you enjoy lights, but you’ll also enjoy seeing the animals preserved by this non-profit organization, as well as visit with Santa, but for an additional fee, you can feed some of the animals.  For more information visit https://www.showclix.com/event/holiday-lights-safari-2018.

     

    Through January 6 –  Holiday Ice at Carolina Wren Park  in Anderson.  It’s that time of year again when you can put on some ice skates and enjoy some fun with friends and family!  For more information visit https://www.downtownanderson.com/parks.

     

    Through January 15, 2019 –  Skating on the Square on Marion Square in Spartanburg.  You’ll enjoy time skating in the outdoors to give you that holiday feel and create some great memories!  For more information call (864) 325-5361 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/skating-on-the-square.

     

    Through January 21, 2019 –  Ice on Main at the Village Green by City Hall in Greenville.  Bring the kids or the whole family out to enjoy beautiful downtown Greenville while enjoy a great time ice skating!  For more information visit http://www.iceonmain.com/.

     

    Through February 18, 2019 –  Skating on the Big Ice at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Here is a chance to skate in the big arena, so bring the kids or the entire family out for a memory creating experience!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/skating-on-the-big-ice-2.

     

    January 4 & 21, 2019 –  Skate, Roll, & Stroll at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Here is a chance for those with disabilities to come out on the ice and either walk, skate, or those not able to walk to be pulled in a sled or wagon, so come out and enjoy some time on the ice!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/skate-roll-stroll-2018.

     

    January 2, 2019 –  “Shen Yun” at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  Immerse yourself in Chinese culture with this wonderful display of music, dance, and story that will absolutely mesmerize you!  For more information call (864) 528-8107 or visit https://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/223/Shen+Yun.

     

    January 4 –  Annual Make-a-Wish Benefit at the Greenwood Community Theatre in Greenwood.  You’ll spend an evening enjoying music by Edwin McCain and Ashland Croft so come out and support this wonderful organization and the work they do!  For more information call (864) 388-7800 or visit http://www.emeraldtriangle.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/7888/314?curm=1&cury=2019.

     

    January 4 –  Clemson Kennel Club AKC Dog Show at the T. Ed Garrison Agricultural Arena in Pendleton.  What’s more fun than watching beautiful dogs compete so enjoy some down time after the holiday rush enjoying this show!  For more information call (864) 933-8253 or visit https://calendar.clemson.edu/event/akc_dog_show_8617?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=Clemson+University#.XBVkpWhKiyI.

     

    January 4 – 6 – RV & Camping Show at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville.  If you are in the market for a recreational vehicle for the coming year, you’ll want to be sure to come see what they have on site.  For more information call (800) 848-6247 or visit https://meetgcc.com/event/south-carolina-rv-camping-show-greenville-sc/.

     

    January 5 –  WWE Presents NXT Live!  at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  WWE is back and ready to give you another great show to enjoy!  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit https://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/232/WWE+Presents+NXT+Live.

     

    January 8 –  Russian Composers and Tea at Genevieve’s Theater Lounge in Greenville.  This is a Peace Center interlude presented by Artist-in-Residence, Igor Begelman, who is dedicating music of Alexander Glazunov and Sergei Prokofiev in advance of the Russian National Orchestra performance in February.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/russian-composers-and-tea.

     

    January 9 – 10 –  “Southern Voices” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville.  This blended show will include blues and gospel songs with poetry and spoken word.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/southern-voices.

     

    January 9 – 23 –  Writing Workshop with Derek Berry at the Huguenot Mill Conference Room in Greenville.  This workshop is for all levels of writers who get the opportunity to receive assistance from this talented writer as participants work to tell their own story through poetry.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/writing-workshop-2.

     

    January 10 –  Southern Voices: Black, White, & Blues at the Huguenot Loft in Greenville.  Glenis Redmond and Scott Ainslie have prepared a show that blends her traveling African American poetry with his Scottish-American blues singing for a show you will certainly enjoy. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/poetic-conversation-3.

     

    January 10 –  “Rodney Carrington” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This extremely talented comedian will provide you a show filled with laughter and fun!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/rodney-carrington.

     

    January 11 –  “Seven Bridges: An Eagles Tribute Band” at the Greenwood Community Theatre in Greenwood.  Enjoy a show filled with all of your favorite songs by the Eagles.  For more information call (864) 388-7800 or visit http://www.emeraldtriangle.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/7892/314?curm=1&cury=2019.

     

    January 11 – 13 –  Greenville Remodeling Expo at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville.  If you are looking to remodel, here is a chance to meet with a variety of vendors to see what they can do to assist or inspire you in your planned project.  For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit https://meetgcc.com/event/greenville-remodeling-expo/.

     

    January 11 – 13 –  South Carolina International Auto Show at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville.  Here is a chance to see some of the most amazing cars from all over the world!  For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit https://meetgcc.com/event/sc-international-auto-show-2019/.

     

    January 11 – 20 –  “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  In this Broadway musical a crafty slave is trying to find a way to freedom with the show providing you with hysterical events from beginning to end!  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e2111/&DateOfEvent=01/11/2019.

     

    January 12 –  “An Evening with Emile Pandolfi & Dana Russell” at the Walhalla Performing Arts Center in Walhalla.  You will surely enjoy the wonderful music that these two very talented performers provide you!  For more information call (864) 638-5277 or visit https://www.walhallapac.com/.

     

    January 12 –  Michael Hare Memorial Roping at the T. Ed Garrison Memorial Arena in Pendleton.  Roping is one of those cowboy talents that is extremely amazing, so if you agree, come out and see some of the best in the area as they compete for who is the best!  For more information call (864) 710-3207 or visit https://calendar.clemson.edu/event/michael_hare_memorial_roping_2241?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=Clemson+University#.XCg0TFxKiyI.

     

    January 12 –  Wedding Festival at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  If you or someone you know if planning a wedding, here is a chance to meet with a variety of individuals who can help you with some of your planning.  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit https://secure.exposites.com/weddingfestivals.com/show.html?show.id=6916.

     

    January 12 –  “Harlem Globetrotters” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Who doesn’t enjoy watching these extremely talented basketball players and their fun show, so make plans now to see them!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/harlem-globetrotters-2019.

     

    January 12 –  “Sierra Hull” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  This tremendous mandolin player and singer will amaze you with her extreme talent and beautiful voice!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/sierra-hull.

     

    January 12 –  “A Wintry Mix” at the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church of Greenville.  Presented by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra you’ll enjoy a wonderful show filled with beautiful chamber music!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/gso-spotlight-2.

     

    January 15 – 20 –  “Miss Saigon” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This Broadway production tells the story of a 17-year old young lady who was forced to work in a bar in the latter days of the Vietnam War where she meets an American G.I. but are torn apart when the war ends and her search to find him again.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://tickets.peacecenter.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=19-BW-MissSaigon&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=.

     

    January 16 –  Peace Talks: Miss Saigon at the Huguenot Mill in Greenville.  Enjoy a talk about the inspiration, story, and individuals who brought this compelling story to the stage.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/peace-talk-miss-saigon.

     

    January 17 –  “Lysander Piano Trio” at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  Winners of multiple awards, these three extremely talented musicians will astound you!  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=1293178.

     

    January 17 – February 10 –  “Shaboom Shaboom” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  This amazing show will be filled with songs from the 50’s and 60’s and will be a great way for those of that generation to reminisce about the past and those who weren’t to learn more about it!  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/shaboom-shaboom/.

     

    January 19 –  Wedding Festival at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson.  For assistance with any wedding plans, here is a chance to meet with a variety of individuals who can help make you special day perfect!  For more information visit https://secure.exposites.com/weddingfestivals.com/show.html?show.id=6917.

     

    January 19 –  Run Downtown 5K Road Race on Main Street in Greenville.  Start working on losing some of those holiday pounds with a fun run/walk in beautiful downtown Greenville!  For more information visit http://rundowntown5k.com/.

     

    January 22 – February 6 –  “DOUBT: A Parable” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  This powerful story tells about a principal of a Bronx school who is a nun who suspects the priest of having an inappropriate relationship with a male student. For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/doubt-2/.

     

     

     

    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/.

     

    Thursday and Saturday –Test-n-Tune (or specialty races) at the Carolina Dragway in Aiken.  If you enjoy racing, whatever the vehicle type, or just enjoy watching these events, check out the schedule to see what races are scheduled.  For more information call (803) 471-2285 or visit http://www.carolinadragway.com/events-schedule/.

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Through January 21 –  Holiday Ice Rink on Saluda Street in Rock Hill.  Here is another chance to enjoy ice skating so bring the kids out for some family fun!  For more information visit https://www.onlyinoldtown.com/icerink.

    Through May 25, 2019 –  Guided Horseback Trail Ride at the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Spend a Saturday taking a trip through the Greenway on horseback led by one of the Greenways equestrian staff.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/guided-horseback-trail-ride.

    January 1 – 3 –  Aiken Challenge I at the Highfields Event Center in Aiken.  This is the first stage of the Aiken Progressive Show Jumping Challenge Series so come out and see some of the great talent that will be presenting.  For more information call (803) 649-3505 or visit http://www.psjshows.com/shows.html#january.

    January 2 – 4 –  Adventure Seekers: Winter Trek at the Adventure Center of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Here is a chance for kids 6 to 14 years old to enjoy some fun outdoor activities before heading back to school.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/adventure-seekers-winter-trek.

    January 5 –  Wild Wonder Saturday at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  At this event you’ll learn how to use the natural world as a way to unwind by recording observations, discoveries, and thoughts, as well as drawing sketches, stamping, photography, and even doodling in your own personal journal!  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2558/.

    January 5 & 12 –  Ancient Sky Lore at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Planetarium of the USC Campus in Aiken.  Learn the history of some of the constellations in the sky!  For more information call (803) 648-4011 or visit http://www.usca.edu/academic-affairs/general-education/ICE/calendar.dot.

    January 6 –  Film Fest at the Sylvia Theater in York.  This is a rescheduled event.  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit https://sylviatheatre.com/.

    January 10 – February 28 –  Drama Kids After School Drama Fun at the Aiken Community Theatre in Aiken.  Here is a chance for the kids to enjoy learning the art of acting and all that goes with theatrical performances.  For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit https://aikencommunitytheatre.org/shows-1/.

    January 11 –  “The Bellamy Brothers” at the Wood Auditorium in Sumter.  Enjoy an evening of great music with these country music icons!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit https://www.sumtersc.gov/operahouse/events/mainstage.

    January 11 – 12 –  “The Child & Magical Things” & “Peter and the Wolf” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  The Newberry Ballet Guild will present an interpretive performance of The Child & Magical Things, as well as revisit Peter & the Wolf in this, the Guild’s 40th year celebratory performance.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=peter-the-wolf-fri-jan-11.

    January 11 – 20 –  “You Can’t Take It With You” at the Wood Auditorium in Camden.  Originally performed on Broadway in 1936 and then having won a Pulizer Prize for Drama the following year, you will surely enjoy this comedic play about a couple in love with two families that might be just a little too different but will be enough to keep you laughing!  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit https://www.fineartscenter.org/event-calendar/.

    January 12 –  The Art of Apiculture at the Adventure Center of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  An award winning apiculturist is prepared to tell you a little about the art of apiculture.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/greenway-speaker-series-the-art-of-apiculture.

    January 12 –  Raindrops & Knot Jewelry Making at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  This workshop taught by Angie Clinton will give you a chance to try your hand at making your own matching earring and necklace set!  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    January 12 –  Telescope Clinic at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  If you or your children got a telescope for Christmas, here is a chance to bring it out and get some expert advice on how to use it to get the most you can out of it!  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2562/.

    January 12 –  Hog Butchering Day at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn how pork was preserved in the 19th Century to include salting and hog bladder canning, as well as how offal and headcheese were made, how fat was rendered into lard, how soap was made, leatherworking demonstrations and tours of the Homestead and Col. Bratton House.  For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2529/.

    January 12 –  “The Travelin’ McCoury’s” at the McCelvy Center in Rock Hill.  Spend an evening enjoying some fabulous bluegrass music by this talented group!  For more information call (803) 684-3948 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2585/.

    January 12 – February 23 –  “The Gospel According to Tennessee” at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill.  Set in 1926, this dinner show will include not only great food, but a great faith based story with lots of music and fun!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/gospel-tennessee.

    January 13 –  “Glenn Miller Orchestra” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This is the most popular big band in the world and they will give you a show filled with both concert and swing dance arrangements.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=glenn-miller-orchestra.

    January 14 –  “The Little Red Hen” at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill.  This interactive and fun show just for the kids is both educational and entertaining. For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/childrens-shows/red-hen.

    January 14 – 28 –  Beginning Oil Painting at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  If you’ve always wanted to learn the art of oil painting, here is your chance to learn!  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    January 15 –  Erasure Drawing 1 at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  In this workshop offered by Marge Moody will teach you a technique where the media is applied, erased, and reapplied as well as a technique where erasure is used as a subtractive way of creating tone.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    January 15 –  “Mark & Maggie O’Conner Live” at the Sylvia Theatre in York.  These two very talented musicians will provide you with a great show as they perform on their violins!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit https://sylviatheatre.com/.

    January 16 –  “Steve Tyrell” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This incredible producer is now going out on his own and showcasing his own works that made others famous and has been topping jazz charts as a result!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=steve-tyrell.

    January 17 –  “Vida Guitar Quartet” at the Etherredge Center in Aiken.  These four guitarists will provide you with an evening of great music and exceptional talent!  For more information call (803) 641-3305 or visit https://etherredge.usca.edu/cultural-series-vida-guit/2019-01-17-19-30.

    January 17 –  Calligraphy Art at the Kershaw County Library in Camden.  If you’ve ever wanted to learn this beautiful art form of writing, here is your chance!  For more information call (803) 424-2352 or visit https://www.cityofcamden.org/events/calligraphy-art.

    January 17 – 18 –  “Travis Tritt” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This country rock star is still amazing people just like he did when his career started 27 years ago!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=travis-tritt.

    January 17 – 26 –  “Silent Sky” at the Aiken Community Theatre in Aiken.  Set in the 1900’s, you’ll learn how a woman who begins work at the Harvard Observatory balances her life as a scientist, with family and the possibility of love. For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit https://aikencommunitytheatre.org/shows-1/.

    January 19 –  Succulent Workshop at Cold Creek Nurseries in Aiken.  If you enjoy succulents, here is a chance for you to create your own succulent arrangement!  For more information call (803) 648-3592 or visit https://discoveraikencounty.com/event/succulent-workshop/.

    January 19 –  Fishing the Savannah at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  In this acrylic workshop, you’ll have the chance to try your hand at painting a fisherman on the Savannah River.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    January 19 –  “Communal Pen: A Writing Workshop Celebrating Memories, Stories and Traditions of Place” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  As part of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, you’ll take the opportunity to view the exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” and then choose a photograph or object that has special meaning to you that you can use for the writing exercise.  For more information call (803) 771-2477 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=communal-pen-writing-workshop.

    January 19 –  “Jimmy Fortune” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This member of the Statler Brothers is now on a solo journey and has written several albums, and you certainly won’t want to miss his show!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=jimmy-fortune.

    January 19 –  Color Me Calm at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Learn how art, music, and scents can be used to create a calming atmosphere to help reduce stress!  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    January 20 –  “Puccini’s Tosca” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Presented by the Theatro Lirico D’Europa, this tragic drama that includes three main characters, an opera singer, an artist, and a Roman police officer, will likely leave you saddened, but amaze you with the extreme talent of the performers!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=puccini-s-tosca.

    January 22 –  Author Talk: Tom Poland at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  As part of the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, the author is prepared to discuss with the audience “Lost Traditions of the South” and his book “SC Backroads”.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=author-talk-tom-poland.

    January 22 – March 19 – Carolina Piedmont Seminar Series: Birding ID at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  If you’ve wanted to learn the art of identifying the birds around you, here is a chance with monthly sessions followed by a field trip (after March 19th) at which time you’ll have a chance to use what you’ve learned in the outdoors.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2554/.

     

    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.

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

    Through January 31, 2019 –  Public Art Exhibition at the Coastal Carolina Museum of History at the Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island.  Come see 20 fantastic sculptures created by sculptors from around the world.  For more information call (843) 681-9100 or visit http://cf-lowcountry.org/About/CommunityLeadership/PublicArt/Exhibition.aspx.

    January 4 – 5 –  “Beethoven’s 5that the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy one of the most recognized pieces of classical music as performed by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/beethovens-5th-2/?instance_id=913.

    January 5 –  New Year, New You at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  Learn how to create a vision board to help you create a vision of your life, you hopes and dreams for the future, and goals you can set for yourself to reach them. For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    January 6 –  Jazz Vibes Showcase at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.  This show will include four of the “best vibraphone players in the profession today”!  For more information call (843) 686-3945 or visit https://ci.ovationtix.com/35023/production/997188?performanceId=10313250.

    January 7 –  WWE Live at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  They’re back and ready to give you another show, with many of your favorites including Champion Daniel Bryan vs. Samoa Joe and AJ Styles vs. The Miz. For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/wwe-live.

    January 7 –  “Grease – Sing-a-Long Film Series” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Everyone loves this movie and here is a chance for you to see it and sing along to the songs!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1800760-grease-sing-along-film-series-charleston/.

    January 9 –  “Willie Nelson & Family” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  You won’t want to miss one of America’s most iconic country singers live and local!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/willie-nelson-family.

    January 9 –  “Rock of Ages” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This Broadway production will take you back to the 1980’s in this 10th anniversary performance!  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/rock-of-ages/.

    January 10 – 11 –  “Travis Tritt” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Spend an evening enjoying some great country rock music with this talented musician!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1776239-travis-tritt-charleston/.

    January 11 –  “Appetite for Destruction: Guns and Roses Tribute” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  If you are a heavy metal fan, you are sure to enjoy this show!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    January 11 –  Kids and Bees at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel in Myrtle Beach.  Here is a chance for kids to learn about the important role bees play in our environment and learn about the art of bee keeping with hands on educational activities and it’s all free for kids, their parents and/or teachers.  For more information visit https://abfconference.com/kids-bees.

    January 12 –  Shuckin’ on the Cooper at the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  If you like oysters and good music, then you won’t want to miss this event!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/3260/Shuckin-on-the-Cooper.

    January 12 –  “Faithfully: A Journey Tribute Band” at the Colleton Civic Center in Walterboro.  Enjoy an evening of your favorite Journey songs with this tribute band!  For more information visit https://colletoncivic.org/events.

    January 12 –  “American Floyd: A Tribute to Pink Floyd” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Pink Floyd fans are sure to enjoy the trip down memory lane this show will take you on!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    January 12 –  “Harlem Globetrotters” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  They’re back and performing amazing basketball tricks like never before, so bring the kids out to see this amazing show!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/harlem-globetrotters-3.

    January 13 –  “Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  These two banjo players will amaze you with their incredible talent!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1754028-bela-fleck-abigail-washburn-charleston/.

    January 13 –  “Harlem Globetrotters” at the Florence Civic Center in Florence.  Here is another chance to see these talented performers live!  For more information call (843) 679-4525 or visit https://www.florencecenter.com/events/2019/globies19.

    January 15 –  “Gregory Alan Isakov” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This extremely talented indie-folk artist from Colorado is one you won’t want to miss!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1784058-gregory-alan-isakov-charleston/.

    January 16 –  Bookbinding Workshop at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.   Here is a chance for you to learn how to put together your own journal, scrapbook, or sketchbook!  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/event-directory/.

    January 16 – 19 –  Charleston Comedy Festival at a variety of locations around Charleston.  You’ll enjoy four days filled with more laughter than you can stand, with Jamie Lee and Rory Scovel staring the Festival.  For more information visit http://www.charlestoncomedyfestival.com/.

    January 17 –  “Mike Keneally Band” at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence.  This tremendous musician will amaze you with his extreme talent!  For more information call (843) 661-4444 or visit https://fmupac.org/event/mike-keneally-band/.

    January 17 –  “Around the World in 80 Minutes” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy a variety of chamber music from around the world as presented by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra!  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/around-the-world-in-80-minutes/.

    January 17 –  “Black Jacket Symphony: Queen – A Night at the Opera” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Here some of your favorite Queen songs performed by the Symphony and a few of the songs performed in a more laid back fashion.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1771539-black-jacket-symphony-charleston/.

    January 17 – 20 –  SOS Mid-Winter Break at the Ocean Drive Beach and Golf Resort in Myrtle Beach.  Here is a chance for shaggers to come to the coast while it’s quiet and enjoy a long weekend of dancing and fun!  For more information visit http://www.shagdance.com/sosmidwinter.htm.

    January 18 –  “Ballet Memphis” at the Art Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.  If you love dance, this is a show you are sure to enjoy!  For more information call (843) 686-3945 or visit https://ci.ovationtix.com/35023/production/996454?performanceId=10309370.

    January 18 –  “On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  As everyone loves the music by the Eagles, this is sure to be a fun show that everyone will enjoy!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    January 18 – 20 –  Kids Jamboree at the Florence Center in Florence.  This is an event with just kids in mind that will include games, inflatables, magic, comedy, crafts, obstacles courses, a bungee challenge and so much more so bring the kids out for a day filled with fun!  For more information call (843) 679-4525 or visit https://www.florencecenter.com/events/2019/kidsjamboree.

    January 18 – February 23 –  “She Drives Me Crazy” at the 34 West Theatre in Charleston.  In this “Friends meet Seinfeld” romantic comedy, you’ll enjoy fun and music from the 90’s!  For more information visit https://www.34west.org/tickets/she-drives-me-crazy.

    January 19 –  Off-Road Duathlon at Laurel Hill County Park in Mount Pleasant.  This is a beginner friendly course with a 2 mile run, a 7 mile bike ride, and another 2 mile fun with the bike trail being better made for wide tires.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/3263/Off-Road-Duathlon.

    January 19 –  An Affair with the Arts: Moonlight Over Monte Carlo at the Center for the Performing Arts of the USC Beaufort Campus in Beaufort.  This fund raiser will give you a chance to try your hand at the casino games, bid on “priceless treasures”, and eat, drink, and be merry!  For more information visit https://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/2018-19-schedule-1.

    January 19 –  “Ranky Tanky” at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence.  Their sounds from the Gullah culture by this South Carolinian band will show you a blend of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B that will astound you with their unique blend!  For more information call (843) 661-4444 or visit https://fmupac.org/event/ranky-tanky/.

    January 19 –  “Just Fine: A Tribute to Mary Jane Blige” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy an evening of good music with this talented tribute artist.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    January 19 –  Civil War Diaries: Female Nurses, Spies, & Soldiers at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  Learn about the role women played in the Civil War and how the role of a nurse was actually thought to be too stressful for “the delicate nature of women”.  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/event-directory/.

    January 19 – 20 –  “Number the Stars” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  This wonderful story will take you to WWII and how one 10 year olds family, through her eyes, “watch the Danish resistance help almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark” escape to Sweden.  For more information call (843) 577-7183 or visit https://charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/the-shows/60-number-the-stars.html.

    January 22 –  “Martha Graham Dance Company” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This performance honors 100 years of progress for women with this performance addressing the most pressing issues for women today in this tremendous performance.  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/martha-graham-dance-company/.

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