An Online Guide to Spartanburg, SC
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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.

Sep
21
Fri
Ghost Train @ Tweetsie Railroad
Sep 21 – Oct 27 all-day

Open 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Advance Tickets Required. It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey into the night on the Ghost Train- if you dare! Tickets on sale: July 2, 2018.

Sep
23
Sun
Best of 2018 by Roots + Wings Visual Arts Preschool @ NC
Sep 23 all-day

Students at the Visual Arts Preschool at Roots + Wings School of Art and Design engage with pre-K education fundamentals through a dynamic, arts based curriculum. Literacy, numeracy, social skills, community building, cultural and environmental studies are approached through an art and design thinking lens, as students explore learning concepts experientially across multiple platforms.

The Roots + Wings Visual Arts Preschool ‘Best of 2018’ collection is a cross section of the diverse pre-K education program and includes investigations into art movements, community and culture, storytelling, and creative play.

Chihuly at Biltmore @ Biltmore House
Sep 23 all-day

The Biltmore Estate has been planning the largest exhibition in its historic gardens for almost a decade. And finally, last week, Chihuly at Biltmore opened with a mega installation of glass sculptures from the famous artist Dale Chihuly. Tens of thousands of glass pieces from all around the world reside in 14 locations around the Estate (which is the very first large-scale N.C. Chihuly installation).

The exhibition is up from now until Oct. 7th, free admission with a Biltmore day pass (and free for annual pass holders)Chihuly at Nightis a special, ongoing event where the glass sculptures are lit up, plus live music in the gardens + a wine bar. Tickets are $37.50 for kids + range from $65 – 75 for adults ($10 discount for pass holders).

Three new works
 were blown just for Biltmore, and 6 new compositions were put together.

Joe and Teddy @ Saluda River Yacht Club
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Live Music from 4-7!

https://www.facebook.com/events/203449760267517/

Rebecca’s Melody Garden CD Release Party and Family Picnic Concert! @ South Carolina Botanical Garden
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Rebecca Smith is releasing her debut children’s album all about nature!!!! It was a project 100% funded by her fans! Time to celebrate in the Garden with a musical family picnic and CD release party concert!

Join us beneath the trees at the amphitheater for a SUPER FUN party! Live interactive music, a kid’s drum circle, face painting, lots of hands-on instrument play, including an instrument “petting zoo”! Bring a picnic, or purchase Palmetto’s family-friendly supper on site!
Event is free (donations benefit the SC Botanical Garden education programs), bring extra cash for a Melody Garden CD, food, and face painting!

https://www.facebook.com/events/303499343527731/

Tour Organic Farms with WNC CRAFT
Sep 23 @ 9:44 pm

CRAFT Farm tours run April through October with each tour focusing on a specific topic in sustainable agriculture. Check out the farm tour schedule for 2018.

Sep
24
Mon
Best of 2018 by Roots + Wings Visual Arts Preschool @ NC
Sep 24 all-day

Students at the Visual Arts Preschool at Roots + Wings School of Art and Design engage with pre-K education fundamentals through a dynamic, arts based curriculum. Literacy, numeracy, social skills, community building, cultural and environmental studies are approached through an art and design thinking lens, as students explore learning concepts experientially across multiple platforms.

The Roots + Wings Visual Arts Preschool ‘Best of 2018’ collection is a cross section of the diverse pre-K education program and includes investigations into art movements, community and culture, storytelling, and creative play.

Chihuly at Biltmore @ Biltmore House
Sep 24 all-day

The Biltmore Estate has been planning the largest exhibition in its historic gardens for almost a decade. And finally, last week, Chihuly at Biltmore opened with a mega installation of glass sculptures from the famous artist Dale Chihuly. Tens of thousands of glass pieces from all around the world reside in 14 locations around the Estate (which is the very first large-scale N.C. Chihuly installation).

The exhibition is up from now until Oct. 7th, free admission with a Biltmore day pass (and free for annual pass holders)Chihuly at Nightis a special, ongoing event where the glass sculptures are lit up, plus live music in the gardens + a wine bar. Tickets are $37.50 for kids + range from $65 – 75 for adults ($10 discount for pass holders).

Three new works
 were blown just for Biltmore, and 6 new compositions were put together.

(Men’s Golf) River Run Intercollegiate (Davidson, N.C.)
Sep 24 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

(Men’s Golf) River Run Intercollegiate (Davidson, N.C.)

Ask the Gardener @ NC Arboretum
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have a gardening question? Looking to get that mystery plant identified? Need pruning advice? The North Carolina Arboretum is proud to introduce its newest educational series, “Ask the Gardener.” Every Monday from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, April through October, gardening experts will be on-site in the Arboretum’s Library, located upstairs in the Education Center, to help members and visitors address both common and unique gardening and landscape questions. The Arboretum’s extensive resource book collection will also be available for use by participants. The program is free, however, donations to The North Carolina Arboretum Society are welcomed.

Don’t get stumped! Let the Arboretum’s gardening experts help.

NovelTea @ Boiling Springs Library
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Category: Book & Film Discussions
Contact Name: Catie Turner
Contact Phone: 864-578-3665
Contact Email: [email protected]

In honor of Hispanic and Latino Heritage month, we’ll be reading and discussing books with Hispanic protagonists in them. Need a book suggestion? Don’t hesitate to ask.

Book it to Bingo @ Headquarters Library
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Room: Barrett Room
Category: Fun & Games
Contact Name: Isabel
Contact Phone: 864-596-3502

Learn about some of the new books in our collection while playing Bingo. We will provide light refreshments for everyone and prizes for Bingo winners. This program is for adults ages 18 and up.

ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Training + Exam – Columbia @ Livestock Poultry Health Building
Sep 24 @ 12:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Natural History/Critical Condition Exhibit
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Natural History/Critical condition is a visual compendium of cautionary reflection. The twenty three artists included in the portfolio, present a reflection on the natural environment that unveils a growing list of environmental concerns facing humanity. The exhibition points to disruptions in our environment such as ocean acidification, global warming, decline of critical food chain species, melting glaciers, animal extinctions, plastic detritus, and deforestation. Natural History/Critical Condition questions our capacity and willingness to see the changes taking place around us and muses on our ability to reconcile the destruction humanity is causing around the globe. It encourages the viewer to take action before conditions progress beyond our ability to make meaningful change.

Participating artists include: Lynne Allen, Dale Clifford, Ashley Colangelo, Carmon Colangelo, Sydney A. Cross, Georgia Deal, Margaret Denk-Leigh, Bill Fisher, Diane Fox, Adele Henderson, Patricia Thomas-Hunsinger, Anita Jung, Cima Katz, Kumi Korf, Robert Lazuka, Pamula Longobardi, Angela Oates, Dennis O’Neil, Cynthia Osborne, Andy Rubin, Joe Sanders, Aaron Wilson and Anderson Wrangle. The portfolio exchange was organized by Sydney A. Cross with support from the Clemson Advancement Foundation.

Checkers
Sep 24 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re not the only who doesn’t have someone to play checkers with – Now you do!

CC Woodson Community Center
210 Bomar Avenue
864-596-3710
Free Legal Clinic: Employment Law Issues @ Cowpens Library
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Category: Educational Workshops
Contact Phone: 864-463-0430

Get free answers concerning employment law issues.

Chesnee Quilters Group @ Chesnee Library
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Category: Craft, DIY & Maker
Contact Phone: 864-461-2423

Join the Chesnee quilters as they share quilting ideas and their latest creations. All types of handicraft are welcome.

Zumba!
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on.

How It Works

We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

Benefits

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

$5 a class or free with Wellness Membership
 
 
C.C. Woodson
210 Bomar Ave.
864-596-3710
Community Grants for Artists and Performers @ Pacolet Library
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Category: Educational Workshops
Contact Name: Leverne McBeth
Contact Phone: 864-474-0421
Contact Email: [email protected]

A representative from the Chapman Cultural Center will describe how to apply for community grants. After the presentation, there will be a question and answer session. All artists and non-profits seeking funding are encouraged to attend this free workshop.

Yoga @ Your Library @ Landrum Library
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Category: Health & Fitness
Contact Phone: 864-457-2218

Free yoga classes every Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Limited to 25 people. For all ability levels. Bring your own mat and blanket.