Find Spartanburg events and things to do, including concerts, art walks, sporting events and nightlife entertainment. Be sure to also check out our outdoors guide for the Upstate and a listing of museums and galleries.

Monday, October 25, 2021
UScellular™ Community Connections Program: Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
Oct 25 all-day
online
Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
UScellular™ is proud to sponsor nonprofit K-12 youth organizations such as sports teams, STEM programs, marching bands and dance teams through the Community Connections Program.
Join the thousands of organizations across the country who’ve rallied to earn critical funds through Community Connections over the past 5 years.

Eligibility Checklist:

  • Focus on K-12 youth services.
  • Registered nonprofit organization, and/or 501(c)(3) with a valid EIN
  • Located within a UScellular service area ZIP code:
See Official Rules  for complete eligibility requirements.
VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!
Oct 25 all-day
Online

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live from the Hub City RR Museum in Spartanburg.

The Virtual Railfan cameras were installed on Tuesday, July 6th at the Hub City Railroad Museum. There is one camera looking north and one looking south. The Hub City RR Museum wants to thank the City of Spartanburg for allowing us to install the cameras, and to Virtual Railfan for the install. We already have seen over 300 railfans at one time watching the video feed.
Links to live feeds:
[North Camera feed]
[South Camera feed]

Studio 52 ACTING Class(In-Person), K-2nd Grades
Oct 25 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

ACTING (In-Person), K-2nd Grades

Does your little kid have a big imagination and lots of energy? Then this class exploring the fundamentals of theatre is just for them! During this 8-week class, students will explore favorite storybook characters and bring them to life through acting, creative movement, and music! This high-energy class will celebrate your young artist’s creativity, develop skills in improvisation, public speaking, and expression, and release creative energy in a meaningful way. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times!

Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here.

Instructor: Tania Battista
*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.
Studio 52: ACTING (In-Person), 6th-8th Grades
Oct 25 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

In this eight-week semester, young artists will learn to create dynamic relationships through theatre games, improvisation, and scene work. With an emphasis on ensemble storytelling, character creation, physicality, and voice and speech, students will leave feeling more collaborative, creative, and confident making bold choices on stage and in life. Apply your skills in an informal showcase for friends and family. No prior experience is necessary, only an open mind! With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times.

Instructor: Tania Battista

Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here

 

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.

Free! Strengthening Families Program
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phillis Wheatley Community Center
Just Say Something will be facilitating a 14-week program for families with children between the ages of 6-11 years old. The program will focus on preventing behavior problems, family relationships, communication and more. Registration is now open for the English program in Greenville and Spanish program in Spartanburg.

Join us! Parents and children are invited to participate in a
series of interactive, fun, family nights out.

Program will be on Mondays starting September 13, 2021 through December 13,
2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Strengthening Families Graduation
Families that complete the program will participate in a graduation ceremony and
receive a certificate of completion.
Other Benefits
x FREE dinner at each session
x FREE gifts and raffle prizes
x FREE child care
x FREE transportation as needed
If you are interested in joining the
Strengthening Families Program, please
contact:
Mally Mitchell: (864) 467-4099
[email protected]
Charlene Jones: (864) 467-4099
[email protected]

Studio 52: SKETCH COMEDY Adult (In – Person)
Oct 25 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

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Learn the ins and outs of sketch comedy in this eight-week course for adults led by Flat Rock Playhouse’s favorite comedic actor, Scott Treadway! Dive into the history of two-person comedy, learn about the straight man vs character actor and how to break down comedic beats and jokes in a script. Hone your skills in delivery, timing, and physicality as you pair up and perform a comedic scene, coached and directed by Scott. Laugh, learn and level up your comedy skills in this low-pressure, highly-humorous class. 

*** All participating students must be fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination presented on the first day of class. 
Masks are optional at this time.
Space is limited.
No previous experience is necessary.

Instructor: Scott Treadway

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
UScellular™ Community Connections Program: Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
Oct 26 all-day
online
Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
UScellular™ is proud to sponsor nonprofit K-12 youth organizations such as sports teams, STEM programs, marching bands and dance teams through the Community Connections Program.
Join the thousands of organizations across the country who’ve rallied to earn critical funds through Community Connections over the past 5 years.

Eligibility Checklist:

  • Focus on K-12 youth services.
  • Registered nonprofit organization, and/or 501(c)(3) with a valid EIN
  • Located within a UScellular service area ZIP code:
See Official Rules  for complete eligibility requirements.
VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!
Oct 26 all-day
Online

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live from the Hub City RR Museum in Spartanburg.

The Virtual Railfan cameras were installed on Tuesday, July 6th at the Hub City Railroad Museum. There is one camera looking north and one looking south. The Hub City RR Museum wants to thank the City of Spartanburg for allowing us to install the cameras, and to Virtual Railfan for the install. We already have seen over 300 railfans at one time watching the video feed.
Links to live feeds:
[North Camera feed]
[South Camera feed]

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams Exhibit
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upcountry History Museum

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams consists of fifty photographs taken by famed Western landscape photographer Ansel Adams of the Manzanar Relocation Center between 1943 and 1944. The controversial period in American history is depicted in authentic black and white photographs by the skilled Adams and presents a moment in time when Japanese American citizens were denied their freedom and rights due to their Japanese ancestry.

 

Adams presents an intimate look at daily life in Manzanar through portraits and images of daily life. This series is a departure from his usual landscape photography. Concentrating on the internees and their activities, Adams photographed family life in the barracks; people at work – internees as welders, farmers, and garment makers; and recreational activities, including baseball and volleyball games.

 

In addition to Adams’s work, the exhibition features photographs by Dorothea Lange and Toyo Miyatake. Miyatake, a Los Angeles portrait photographer and internee at Manzanar, fashioned a camera from parts he brought with him in his luggage. Both Adams’s and Miyatake’s photographs present a positive view of those interned at Manzanar. In contrast Lange’s photographs reflect the upheaval of evacuation and the bleak conditions at the camp.

The Soldier Bishop: Ellison Capers Exhibit
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Upcountry History Museum

The Soldier Bishop: Ellison Capers, a special exhibit created by Faith Memorial Chapel, Cedar Mountain, NC, now on display at the Upcountry History Museum, presents the unshakable faith of Rt. Reverend Ellison Capers and how his fortitude created a lasting legacy.

Though he lost loved ones and survived many of his own near-death experiences in some of the most horrific engagements of the American Civil War (1861-1865), Capers’ trust in God and the path before him never faltered. In 1865, at the age of 28, he was promoted in the military to Brigadier General receiving recognition for his leadership and distinguished service. After the war Capers was elected Secretary of State for South Carolina. Even so, his calling to Christ was overpowering. The Governor told him, “You can be a Governor, Senator, or anything you like. You will be a fool to give all this to become a preacher.”

In 1866, Capers accepted a call to Christ Church Episcopal in Greenville, South Carolina, where he served for 20 years. He was consecrated as bishop of the State of South Carolina in 1893 and moved to Charleston. To escape the summer heat, he purchased a plot of land in Cedar Mountain, NC, and erected a cottage. This inspired in Mrs. Capers a dream to erect an Episcopal chapel for the local population. In 1894, this dream became a reality, and “Faith Chapel” was built.

“Faith Chapel” fell into disrepair following Capers death in 1908. In honor of his enduring influence and guidance, a disciple of Capers, the Reverend Dr. Alexander Mitchell from Greenville, began a movement to rebuild the chapel and dedicated the new church, “Faith Memorial Chapel,” in Capers’ memory in 1941.

The exhibit shares the story of Ellison Capers and the history of Faith Memorial Chapel. Historical artifacts, including Capers’ original military sword, the musket balls that nearly killed him, his war diaries and handwritten letters to his wife from the battlefield, and the preserved renderings for rebuilding the Chapel dedicated to his memory, highlight key moments of Capers life’s journey through war, faith, and salvation.

Roper Research Room Open
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Anderson County Museum

The Roper Research Room is open each Tuesday from 1 – 7 p.m. or by appointment with the curator. Find photos and documents about Anderson County or your ancestors from the area. The holdings in our library are more than2,800 strong making it a wonderful resource for teachers, students and researchers. From city directories, maps and photographs, to many family genealogies, we have information that can help with your research.

Studio 52 MUSIC THEATRE (In-Person), K-2nd Grades
Oct 26 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

MUSIC THEATRE (In-Person), K-2nd Grades

Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here

Instructor: Anna Kimmell

This fun and high-energy class combines the three fundamentals of musical theatre, acting, singing, and dance, in an accessible and exciting way! With a focus on singing technique, musicality, movement, and storytelling, students will learn new skills and make friends as they develop songs from Broadway musicals. No prior experience is necessary. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times!

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.

Studio 52 ACTING (In-Person), 3rd-5th Grades
Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse
Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here

Instructor: Tania Battista
This class is designed for curious young performers eager to explore the “FUN”-damentals of acting. Through high-energy theatre games, improvisation, pantomime, storytelling, & ensemble-based activities, students will hone their theatre skills, build meaningful connections with other young artists, and discover their creative potential! In the final class, showcase what you learned in an informal performance for friends and family. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times.

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.

Studio 52: BROADWAY DANCE (In-Person), 6th-12th Grades
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

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Notes: This class will be held indoors in our dance studio. Masks will be required for all staff and students. 

Get moving in this fun, high-energy dance class focusing on Broadway-style choreography. Lay the foundation of jazz technique through warm ups and across the floor, and practice picking up steps and style in theatre dance combinations inspired by a variety of musicals. Join us to get a weekly workout, learn how to fill your movement with character, and step into your next dance audition feeling confident. Masks are required. 

Instructor: Anna Kimmell

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.

Are You Loan Ready? Personal + Small Business
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
online

A New Kind of Fall Festival – A partnership with CommunityWorks, CommunityWorks WBC, Self-Help Credit Union, United Ministries, United Way, Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union

Free! Strengthening Families Program ¡Gratis! Programa Fortalecimiento de Familias
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tyger River Presbyterian Church
Just Say Something will be facilitating a 14-week program for families with children between the ages of 6-11 years old. The program will focus on preventing behavior problems, family relationships, communication and more. Registration is now open for the English program in Greenville and Spanish program in Spartanburg.

Dirigido a familias con niños entre las edades de 6 a 11 años.
Escuchar más y
gritar menos.
Evitar problemas de
comportamiento.
Mejorar la relación
con sus hijos.
Fortalecer las
relaciones en
la familia.
Mejor manejo del
estrés.
¡Únete a nosotros! Los padres y los niños están invitados a
participar en una serie de noches familiares innovadoras y
divertidas.
Cuándo y Dónde
El programa comenzará los martes el 14 de septiembre de 2021 hasta el 14 de
deciembre de 2021 de 6:00 pm 8:00 pm.
Tyger River Presbyterian Church en 84 5961 Reidville Road, Moore, SC 29369
Graduación de Fortalecimiento de las Familias
Las familias que completen el programa participarán en una ceremonia de
graduación y recibirán un certificado de finalización.

Si estás interesado en participar en el
programa de fortalecimiento de la
familia, por favor póngase en contacto
con:
Mally Mitchell: (864) 467-4099/
[email protected]
Carmen Vazques: (864) 467-4099/
[email protected]

CAN Talks
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Greenville ONE Center---Enter the building on Washington Street entrance.

Join us as five local individuals with disabilities and special guest, Mandy Harvey, from Americas Got Talent, challenge the status quo and outdated stereotypes, by sharing their stories, from their perspective, in order to broaden yours.

 

  • Grant Awards Presentation: 6:15pm (all are welcome)
Hartness Organ Recital
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Furman University Chapel
Dr. Caroline Robinson holds the post of Organist and Associate-Choirmaster at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, where she shares organ playing and accompanying responsibilities and leads the RSCM-based Chorister program. Dr. Robinson has been featured as a solo recitalist in many venues across the United States, both in churches and concert halls. Her playing has been broadcast on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams”, “Pipedreams LIVE!”, and Philadelphia-based public radio station 90.1 WRTI’s Wanamaker Organ Hour. She has been a featured performer OHS and AGO Regional conventions. 

Caroline Robinson is the Second Prize Winner of the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (2018). She holds First Prize from the 11th annual Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival (2008) and the 10th annual West Chester University Organ Competition (2010). She was a semifinalist in the 2014 Dublin International Organ Competition.

Dr. Robinson completed her undergraduate work at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Alan Morrison. Aided by a grant from the J. William Fulbright fellowship fund, Caroline studied at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse. Caroline holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and the Master of Music in Organ Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with David Higgs. At the conclusion of her doctorate, Dr. Robinson received the Performer’s Certificate and Advanced Teaching Certificate in Theory Pedagogy.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
UScellular™ Community Connections Program: Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
Oct 27 all-day
online
Earn up to $1,000 for your organization
UScellular™ is proud to sponsor nonprofit K-12 youth organizations such as sports teams, STEM programs, marching bands and dance teams through the Community Connections Program.
Join the thousands of organizations across the country who’ve rallied to earn critical funds through Community Connections over the past 5 years.

Eligibility Checklist:

  • Focus on K-12 youth services.
  • Registered nonprofit organization, and/or 501(c)(3) with a valid EIN
  • Located within a UScellular service area ZIP code:
See Official Rules  for complete eligibility requirements.
VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!
Oct 27 all-day
Online

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live!

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live from the Hub City RR Museum in Spartanburg.

The Virtual Railfan cameras were installed on Tuesday, July 6th at the Hub City Railroad Museum. There is one camera looking north and one looking south. The Hub City RR Museum wants to thank the City of Spartanburg for allowing us to install the cameras, and to Virtual Railfan for the install. We already have seen over 300 railfans at one time watching the video feed.
Links to live feeds:
[North Camera feed]
[South Camera feed]