Fans get an opportunity to see all the teams playing in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Basketball tournament at Greenville’s Bon Secours Wellness Center at a free practice Thursday from noon-7: 30 p.m. The Friday and Sunday games are sold out.
The Greenville Fan Fest will be held downtown at the corner of Main and Broad Street noon-5 p.m. Saturday. A full-length basketball court will be assembled in the middle of the party.
The national tour of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” will play Greenville’s Peace Center in 2018 as part of the 2018-2019 Broadway season.
Tickets become available first as part of the season subscription for the 2017-2018 Broadway season, which will be announced on March 28.
Jane Mills was named the Margaret Burch Educator of the Year and Brent Garrett the Sud Paget Volunteer of the Year at the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce annual dinner last Thursday at the Verdae Embassy Suites.
Mills is principal of Chandler Creek Elementary School, and Garrett is senior vice president at Citizens Building and Loan in Greer.
A four-legged canine comedy is scheduled Saturday at Flat Rock Playhouse with an opportunity to adopt a rescued animal.
“Mutts Gone Nuts” is a performance that is promoted as action packed with amazing mutts unleashing havoc and hilarity in a spectacular featuring some of the world’s most talented four legged performers.
The 13th Annual Cypress Internal Medicine Oyster Roast (shrimp boil and pig pickin’), might look a little different this year. The Leadership Greer Class XXXVII has adopted the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s annual event to benefit their class project, Play it Forward.
The event will be held on Friday, February 24th from 6-9pm at 113 Berry Ave in Greer.
The American Red Cross of Upstate South Carolina held its annual Black Tie Gala Saturday at Greenville’s Hyatt Regency.
The event was held to help fund the Upstate chapter to help aid victims of natural disasters through its emergency response organization. The Red Cross serves the community with health and safety, safety to the armed services, and volunteer services.
The inaugural Lake Robinson Duathlon is scheduled Nov. 11, Veterans Day, featuring a standard and sprint race.
• Standard duathlon includes a 10k run, 40k bike and 5k run.
Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce has canceled the 2017 Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival because of decreased attendance, lack of funding, and ongoing contract negotiations.
The recommendation to cancel the longstanding community festival came Wednesday during a BBQ Festival Committee meeting. The Festival’s primary purpose has been to raise funds for the Chamber of Commerce through a nationally recognized family-oriented two-day event.
When “The Book of Mormon” returns to a one week engagement, Jan. 31 – Feb. 5, a pre-show lottery will be held at the Peace Center box office, making 20 tickets available at $25 each.
Entries will be accepted in the Peace Concert Hall lobby beginning two and a half hours before each performance. Each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided.
The Greenville Little Theatre (GLT) is holding open auditions for “Hairspray the Musical” Sunday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.
Roles are available for 6 – 8 African-American women, 8 – 10 white women, 4 – 6 African-American men, 7 – 9 white men, and a young African-American girl (age 12 to 15). Adult ages range from 16 to 65.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced it was closing after 146 years, citing falling ticket sales, high operating costs and changing public tastes in entertainment
Upstate residents can see the circus for the final time Feb. 2-5 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
Tunes in the Park and Greer Idol have been eliminated from the Greer Recreation Department’s 2017 programs.
More popular events promoted by the city remain like the International Festival and Movies in the Park and Railfest.
Horses coming from around the world for the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, N.C., will either fly into Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport or Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
“We’re actually about twelve months behind making the (transportation) decision,” said Jim Dutta of The Dutta Corporation. Dutta’s company specializes in transporting horses and has served clients in the Tryon area.
Maddox Hanson frolics in the soft snow (second photo) that fell on the Greer area overnight Friday into early Saturday.
There are some great options for celebrating New Year's Eve in downtown Greer.
Tickets are on sale for the City of Greer’s 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration Luncheon scheduled Jan. 16 at the Events Center at Greer City Hall. The event is an annual sellout.
The keynote speaker is Rev. Curtis L. Johnson, senior pastor of Valley Brook Outreach Baptist Church in Pelzer in 1993. A native of Greenville, Johnson served in the United States Air Force for four years and earned his Master of Divinity Degree from Gardner-Webb University. He founded MLK Dream Weekend, a community-wide celebration for the King Holiday that has, over the past decade, drawn more than 17,000 participants and raised more than $500,000 in scholarship funds.
According to Ebates, the top grossing holiday movie since 1980 is Home Alone, which made $285.8 million.
Here are some movie facts, trivia and background on holiday movies.
Top-grossing Christmas movies since 1980
Here are some last-minute gift ideas from greater Greer merchants that may be ordered online or by visiting the businesses before the holidays. Some merchants are offering special deals.
North Greenville University's theatre production of “Nora's House” has been invited to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) 47 at Georgia Southern State University in Statesboro, Ga., Feb. 8-11.
The cast will compete on Feb. 9 and will also be considered for national awards recognizing outstanding achievement in production, design, direction, and performance.