Spartanburg ContraDancers to hold monthly dance

The Spartanburg ContraDancers will present a dance this weekend. A dance lesson will be held from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Second Presbyterian Church, 438 N. Church St. Spartanburg. The dance will follow from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Chris Liakos and Friends will play music along with caller Keith Eustice. The program teaches people about contra dancing and square dancing.

Admission is $6 for students with current ID and $8 for general.

For more information, call Pam 864-308-1337 or Fred 513-310-0788 or go to www.spartanburgcontradancers.org.

 

 

Professional bull riders come to Bon Secours

Some of the best best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s toughest bovine athletes at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The Professional Bull Riders Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the arena, 650 N. Academy St. Greenville. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The event has been described as an adrenaline-filled, edge-of-your seat excitement. The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Velocity Tour one of the most exciting live sporting events to see. It also involves some of the sports top bull riding talent alongside superstars of the sport.

The tour will visit 32 markets throughout the season. New stops to the first half of the tour include North Charleston, Lexington, Greenville, and Knoxville, Tenn.

Tickets start at $15. For tickets and more information, call 864-241-3800 or go to bonsecoursarena.com.

 

Greenville Little Theatre to present annual event

The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) will have 24 hours to create a series of plays, and the audience will have an hour to watch them. The theatre is presenting its annual 24 Hour Play Festival at 8 p.m. Saturday at the theatre, 444 College St. Greenville.

Local writers, directors, actors, stage managers, and technicians will write, stage and perform three short plays, all within 24 hours.

GLT’s 24 Hour Play Festival has earned a good reputation for it’s performances over the past nine years. One play performed will be selected as the winner based on votes cast by audience members. The night is completed with a set by Laughing Stock Improv, a popular comedy troupe that performs regularly at the Coffee Underground in Downtown Greenville.

Tickets are $15, available on line or at the door.

For more information, please call the Box Office at 864-233-6238 or visit the website at www.greenvillelittletheatre.org. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Jeff Edwards to play during Sundays Unplugged

Jeff Edwards will play a free concert from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Chapman Cultural Center, 200 E. St. John St., Spartanburg. The concert is part of the Sundays Unplugged program.

Edwards is a singer/songwriter based in the Carolinas. He is currently performing covers and original music crafted from blues, rock, and coffee shop acoustic.

Every Sunday from 1-5 p.m. the cultural center is open giving patrons a no-stress opportunity to enjoy local culture and arts. Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center and the Student Galleries are all open with free admission.

 

Spartanburg Art Museum continues 'Unnatural History' exhibit

There is still time to see an exhibition at the Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) that offers an up-to-date look at humanity’s relationship with nature. The exhibition runs through March 4 in the museum at the Chapman Cultural Center, 200 E. St. John St. Spartanburg.

The artworks in the exhibition, “Unnatural History,” upend one’s expectations at every turn. Rather than on canvas or panel, a series of landscapes is painted on the inside of plastic bottle caps. A label next to a colorful sculpture lists one of its materials as “used motor oil.” A wall hanging resembling a quilt turns out to be made of dozens of painstakingly joined pieces of salvaged wood.

All of the works on view in “Unnatural History” offer visitors an opportunity to experience an everyday material or object transformed into something fantastically strange. Collectively, they provoke visitors to contemplate the profound ways human beings have transformed, destroyed, or augmented our natural environment.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit spartanburgartmuseum.org.