Spartanburg.com is your guide to shows, plays, and musicals in Spartanburg, SC.

Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Calling All Artists
Jul 24 all-day
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

Calling All Artists in SC, NC, GA, TN, & VA

Learn the Shag Dance, South Carolina’s State dance!
Jul 24 all-day
Spare Time Entertainment

Come learn South Carolina’s State dance, the Shag! Visit Spare Time Entertainment every Wednesday evening at 6pm for the beginner class and 6:40 for the intermediate class ($10 for the lessons). The free social dance starts at 7:15pm. EACH MONTH, a new series of lessons RESTARTS for the beginner class. So, be sure to begin the first week of each month if you are a beginner!
After the classes we have renowned DJ’s that will play for a FREE social dance until 10pm! Enjoy dinner, drinks, and dancing!

Thursday, July 25, 2024
Calling All Artists
Jul 25 all-day
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

Calling All Artists in SC, NC, GA, TN, & VA

PUBLIC ART IN THE PARK self-guided tour
Jul 25 all-day
Greenville SC

The beauty of the waterfalls and gardens is enhanced by the graceful lines of the Liberty Bridge’s architecture and the appealing stonework throughout the park. But that is only the beginning. Several pieces of public art can be found within and around the park. Inside the park you’ll find:

  • The sculpture “Rose Crystal Tower,” created by internationally-renowned artist Dale Chihuly, was commissioned by the Wyche Sculpture Committee, comprised of Wyche family members and friends, to honor Harriet Wyche, whom the garden was named for. Wyche was a life-long Greenville resident and community volunteer, who was instrumental in establishing Falls Park, and played a critical role in its continued development over many decades.
  • A commissioned sculpture by internationally-recognized artist Bryan Hunt, is found at the Main Street entrance to Falls Park. This unique sculpture, Falls Lake Falls, is the second in an edition of 3 (the original is in Tokyo ) and the only piece of its kind on this continent.
  • Evoking much thought and discussion, “Untitled 2002-2003” by Joel Shapiro is also commonly referred to as the dancing or running sculpture. It is located across the river from the main entrance, at the Wyche, Burgess, Freeman and Parham overlook.
  • “Sunflower Fountain,” created by Ed Zeigler, Charles Gunning and Robert Brown, can be found in Pedrick’s Garden. Named for Pedrick Lowrey, one of the principal fundraiser for the park, the fountain is cast bronze and patterned after the center radiating spirals of a sunflower, which was Pedrick’s favorite flower.

Interested in more information about public art? View the Public Art Walking Tour

Rootabaga Express
Jul 25 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Carl Sandburg Home

Rootabaga Express!
Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10:15 am.

June 15 – August 5 (no plays July 13 & 15)

Carl Sandburg created his own version of American fairy tales when he published Rootabaga Stories (1922) and Rootabaga Pigeons (1923). He replaced the European fairy tale cast of princes, princesses, castles and kingdoms with icons American children would recognize — taxi-drivers, movie actors, skyscrapers, prairies and automobiles. Rootabaga Express! brings the stories of the Five Rusty Rats, Bimbo the Snip and more to life.You’ll meet new characters and journey farther into the Village of Liver and Onions and Sandburg’s imagination than ever before.

The 30-minute plays are appropriate for all ages and held weather permitting in the amphitheater (check our Facebook page in case performances are moved to the garage near the Sandburg Home or cancelled for severe weather). These shows are supported by the Flat Rock Playhouse and the Park Store, operated by America’s National Parks.

Young visitors who attend the plays can earn a limited edition Rootabaga Junior Ranger badge. Rootabaga Ranger activity sheets will be available at the amphitheater. Once completed, kids can get their Rootabaga Ranger badge at the amphitheater, Sandburg Home, or farm.

Arrival and Parking
Please visit our Parking page for more information.
Visitors who need transportation assistance should call the park at 828-707-8125 upon arrival.


Apprentice actors from the Flat Rock Playhouse have performed adaptations of Sandburg’s works for park visitors since 1974. Using Sandburg’s own words from his collections of children’s stories, poetry, collected music, biography of Abraham Lincoln and his own autobiography, the performances provide visitors with a sense of the scope of his work and imagination. Sandburg was an expert storyteller, and easily wove important messages of fairness, empathy and social justice into his writings. Whatever play you are able to attend you will walk away with a smile on your face and a better understanding of the legacy of Carl Sandburg.

Cabaret
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Cabaret

Book by Joe Masteroff

Based on the play by John Van Druten

and Stories by Christopher Isherwood

Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Willkommen to the Kit Kat Klub! A Berlin Nightclub at the end of the 1920s. Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the Nazi Party are on the rise. Be transported back in time and welcome for the first time at Flat Rock Playhouse, Kander and Ebb’s Broadway sensation, Cabaret! Dark and sensual, it will break your heart and lift your spirits more wildly than anything else you’ll see this season.  “Cabaret is one of the great Broadway musicals and musical scores of all time–an exhilarating, harrowing masterpiece.” –Time Out New York

*Adult language and content. Parental discretion is advised.

Creative Corner: Bubble Painting
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Hughes Main Library
 Story Room

Paint with bubbles and bubble wrap. Ages 6-12.

Teens Compete: Drawing Contest
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Headquarters Library-Spartanburg

Create the best sketch from a mystery prompt to win a $25 Michaels gift card! Open to the first 20 teens ages 12-18 or in entering grades 7-12 only.

Laser Lights: Taylor Swift
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm
Roper Mountain Science Center

LASER DAYS OF SUMMER IN THE PLANETARIUM

Taylor Swift is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet. With over 200 million records sold, a shelf full of Grammys, and an army of fans, Taylor Swift is an inspiration for generations. Laser Taylor Swift takes her biggest hits and brings them to life in dazzling laser light. If you can’t score tickets to her concert, Laser Taylor Swift is the next best thing.

True Home Open Mic at Flood Gallery
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Flood Gallery

Uncensored expression: anyone is invited to step up to share song, music, poetry, comedy, rants & raves!

The most eclectic open mic around, in a welcoming gallery setting! 6 pm signup, perform 6:30-8:30 pm.

Moonlight Movies
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm
Greer City Park Amphitheater

Watch the stars under the stars at the Greer City Park Amphitheater! The Moonlight Movies series is free and fun for all families. Pre-show fun & crafts start at 7:00pm. Movies start at sundown every Thursday night during the summer. Concessions will be available for purchase.

2024 Movie Lineup Coming Soon!

  • June 6
  • June 13
  • June 20
  • June 27
  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 25
  • August 1

Moonlight Movies will start at 7pm beginning with preshow fun and crafts! Movies will begin around dusk (8:45pm-9:00pm). More exciting details to follow!

For the safety of all participants,
-Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. Please do not drop off your child.
– Per City of Greer Ordinance, pets are not allowed.
– No Smoking

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, activity or public meeting of the City of Greer should contact 864-968-7008 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled event.

Follow the City of Greer Events Center Facebook page for additional event information.

Cabaret
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Cabaret

Book by Joe Masteroff

Based on the play by John Van Druten

and Stories by Christopher Isherwood

Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Willkommen to the Kit Kat Klub! A Berlin Nightclub at the end of the 1920s. Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the Nazi Party are on the rise. Be transported back in time and welcome for the first time at Flat Rock Playhouse, Kander and Ebb’s Broadway sensation, Cabaret! Dark and sensual, it will break your heart and lift your spirits more wildly than anything else you’ll see this season.  “Cabaret is one of the great Broadway musicals and musical scores of all time–an exhilarating, harrowing masterpiece.” –Time Out New York

*Adult language and content. Parental discretion is advised.

City Dance
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm
Landmark Hal

Beginner’s workshop lesson at 7:30 P.M., then 8-11 P.M. Contra Dance with Country Waltzing at the break and the final dance. This is a partner dance but it’s not necessary to come with a partner. We have different live bands and callers.

The Threepenny Opera
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm
Brevard Music Center

Kurt Weill

Brevard Festival Orchestra
Joseph Mechavich, conductor
Dean Anthony, stage director

Sung in English

Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 1. To receive early access to tickets for this event, become a donor today! Donor presale begins March 25.

Old Farmer’s Ball Thursday Dance
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bryson Gym Warren Wilson College

Our Thursday Dance

This dance is fragrance-free (no perfume, cologne, strong deodorant, etc.), out of respect for those with sensitivities.

Schedule

  • Every Thursday night (except as indicated on the calendar)
  • Beginner lesson at 7:30 pm (advanced dancers are welcome to help out during the lesson!)
  • Dance 8 pm – 11 pm

Cost

  • Non-members: $12
  • OFB Members: $10
  • Warren Wilson community: $1

If this is your first time dancing with us, your second dance is free!

Friday, July 26, 2024
Calling All Artists
Jul 26 all-day
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

Calling All Artists in SC, NC, GA, TN, & VA

PUBLIC ART IN THE PARK self-guided tour
Jul 26 all-day
Greenville SC

The beauty of the waterfalls and gardens is enhanced by the graceful lines of the Liberty Bridge’s architecture and the appealing stonework throughout the park. But that is only the beginning. Several pieces of public art can be found within and around the park. Inside the park you’ll find:

  • The sculpture “Rose Crystal Tower,” created by internationally-renowned artist Dale Chihuly, was commissioned by the Wyche Sculpture Committee, comprised of Wyche family members and friends, to honor Harriet Wyche, whom the garden was named for. Wyche was a life-long Greenville resident and community volunteer, who was instrumental in establishing Falls Park, and played a critical role in its continued development over many decades.
  • A commissioned sculpture by internationally-recognized artist Bryan Hunt, is found at the Main Street entrance to Falls Park. This unique sculpture, Falls Lake Falls, is the second in an edition of 3 (the original is in Tokyo ) and the only piece of its kind on this continent.
  • Evoking much thought and discussion, “Untitled 2002-2003” by Joel Shapiro is also commonly referred to as the dancing or running sculpture. It is located across the river from the main entrance, at the Wyche, Burgess, Freeman and Parham overlook.
  • “Sunflower Fountain,” created by Ed Zeigler, Charles Gunning and Robert Brown, can be found in Pedrick’s Garden. Named for Pedrick Lowrey, one of the principal fundraiser for the park, the fountain is cast bronze and patterned after the center radiating spirals of a sunflower, which was Pedrick’s favorite flower.

Interested in more information about public art? View the Public Art Walking Tour

Summer Olympics Party
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Hughes Main Library
Meeting Rooms All

Olympic-themed games and crafts for ages 12 & under.

Laser Lights: Movie Madness
Jul 26 @ 4:30 pm
Roper Mountain Science Center

LASER DAYS OF SUMMER IN THE PLANETARIUM

Laser Movie Madness brings favorite songs from popular family films and reimagines them using vibrant laser light. Experience favorite hits in an entirely new way. Laser Movie Madness pulls from the soundtracks of The Lion King, Star Wars, Encanto, Frozen, Moana, and many more.

Cabaret
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Cabaret

Book by Joe Masteroff

Based on the play by John Van Druten

and Stories by Christopher Isherwood

Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Willkommen to the Kit Kat Klub! A Berlin Nightclub at the end of the 1920s. Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the Nazi Party are on the rise. Be transported back in time and welcome for the first time at Flat Rock Playhouse, Kander and Ebb’s Broadway sensation, Cabaret! Dark and sensual, it will break your heart and lift your spirits more wildly than anything else you’ll see this season.  “Cabaret is one of the great Broadway musicals and musical scores of all time–an exhilarating, harrowing masterpiece.” –Time Out New York

*Adult language and content. Parental discretion is advised.