Greenville Marriott on The Parkway has been refreshed, a project that included all of the hotel’s 203 guestrooms and suites, the guestroom corridors, and public areas such as the lobby and meeting spaces.
A new restaurant, Artisan, was launched in April, serving locally sourced southern cuisine with a modern twist.
Greer Idol is down to three performers and Idol Teen to five singers in Friday’s next-to-final week in the rain-delayed competition. The finals are rescheduled for Aug. 8.
Tunes in the Park will be sandwiched around the Idol and Idol Teen semifinalists. Rock and Roll Reunion with TV personality Tom Crabtree will perform.
August hours and fall promotions have been announced at Hollywild Animal Park.
Susan Boyle will perform at the Peace Center on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Boyle, a Grammy nominated singer performing on her first U.S. tour, is among 22 performances announced for the 2014-2015 season.
Previously announced were the seven shows of the Broadway Series.
A free two-day dance camp is scheduled Aug. 12-13 at Southern Dance Connection.
Children ages 2-years and up will be given dance instruction for 30 minutes in several disciplines. Classes are 5 – 8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 4:30 – 8 p.m. on Aug. 13. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing, dance shoes or dance barefoot.
Children, their friends and neighbors are invited to Greer City Park tonight through Thursday for “Turn It Up” hosted by Freedom Fellowship Church of Greer.
Music, crafts, games and worship through Thursday are held throughout the park. The final evening, Thursday, parents and children come together for food, inflatables and Christian fellowship.
The second phase of a $14.6 million renovation at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena has begun.
The Greenville Arena District has announced the renovations to the 15,000 seat sports and entertainment arena will include:
The 1.2 miles Swamp Rabbit Trail extension opens Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Grandview Road and SRT across from Greenville Health System’s North Greenville Medical Center.
The paved trail extends north of Travelers Rest. Trail enthusiasts, local business owners and hospital and county officials will attend the grand opening ceremony.
Auditions for “Shrek the Musical” will be held Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. at the Tryon Recreation Center, 226 Oakland Avenue. Callbacks are Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
Greer Cultural Arts is producing the play that will hold performances Oct. 17-18-19 and 24-25-26. All times are 7 p.m. except for matinees on Oct. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.
A little girl in a sparkly dress and fairy wings gazed in awe at a robotic dog made from a foam ice chest and duct tape. Her eyes were wide as she pats K-9’s nose as if it were a living puppy.
She wanders through the arena past racks of comics and action figures until she toddles up to Tinker Bell, who kneels to give the girl a hug. For three short days, this little girl has the magic of Disneyland in her own backyard.
Monstercon is being held through Sunday at Timmons Arena at Furman University.
Toys, comics, costume contests, a daily film festival, dealer rooms and discussions with writers and directors of films are among the activities. The film festival features cinema from throughout the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
Cameroon Cigars is celebrating its grand opening Saturday, 6-10 p.m. at 207 Trade Street.
The store, owned by Dixon Howard and operated by Mark Grant, sells cigars and accessories and smokers are invited to enjoy offerings of wines and craft beers.
Customers continue to reward Greer restaurant entrepreneur Jason Clark with accolades that translate into national and regional awards.
TripAdvisor, an internationally acclaimed hospitality web site, awarded BIN112 with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence, the second year in a row the fine dining restaurant earned that designation. It’s the third time BIN112 has received the award.
By Dana Jordan
Kody Young took his $500 winnings from 2013 Greer Idol Teen and parlayed that into his first single. That’s a long way from when he made his first public appearance on stage at last year’s Freedom Blast.
John Garrison and Elizabeth Haney were eliminated from Greer Idol and Zelena Hull and Sha Jackson were ousted from Idol Teen.
Thomas Creek Grill and RJ Rockers Flight Room will be welcoming passengers Wednesday to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer. Both are new food concepts for the upstate breweries.
The occasion is the launch of several of GSP’s new retail and concessions as part of the Airport District’s $125 million Wingspan expansion that is past midway in the four-year project. It is scheduled for completion the first quarter of 2016.
The evening rain showers took a night off and gave Tunes in the Park some hot sunshine instead.
The crowd came out as early at 5:30 p.m. to support the 6 p.m. Greer Idol Teen and Greer Idol competition.
Jeff Neil Syngery Violins is too loud performing outdoors in downtown Greenville.
So Brad Blevins, owner of Rhythm & Brews, has invited the violinist indoors to share his love for music with Greer Sunday.
Families are preparing lawn mowers and children are getting ready for another festive event that will end with a fireworks show. NewSpring Church is hosting Race Day 500 on Saturday.
The festival will be held at Simpsonville’s Heritage Park, 861 SE Main Street, 4 p.m. until dark.
The 17th Annual Kids Parade was as Americana as it gets.