April PlanAhead: Your April 2021 Greenville events calendar

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April 1-4

Thursday, April 1

Network

โ—‹ Empowered Women of Greenville | Thurs., April 1 | Multiple times | Virtual | Members of the Junior League of Greenville can join a community four series program of empowerment. ๐Ÿ‘—

โ—‹ Equip Online Hangout | Thurs., April 1 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Equip leaders help empower their peers to take charge of their lives, find their unique voice to self-advocate, and engage with their community of peers more fully. ๐Ÿ’ป

Edu

โ—‹ Basic Small Business Start-Up | Thurs., April 1 | 5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Register here | Thinking about starting a business? Touch on the basics at a high level with suggestions + resources. ๐Ÿ’ป

City

โ—‹ The Pandemicโ€™s Impact on Greenville | Thurs., April 1 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Veteran reporter Eric Connor and Managing Editor Ryan Gilchrest will discuss the pandemicโ€™s impact on Greenville and what lies ahead. ๐Ÿฉบ

โ—‹ Design Review Board – Neighborhood Panel Meeting | Thurs., April 1 | 3-4 p.m. | Virtual | Join here | Join the design review board as they converse in a meeting.

โ—‹ Design Review Board – Urban Panel Agenda Workshop | Thurs., April 1 | 1-2 p.m. | Virtual | Join here | Join the review board as they converse in an urban panel agenda workshop.ย 

โ—‹ Greenville Housing Authority Meeting | Thurs., April 1 | 3-4 p.m. | Virtual | Join here | Listen in on this meeting about Greenville housing.

TryThis

โ—‹ Sugar Creek Farmers Market | Thurs., April 1 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 119 Stonecrest Rd | Free | Live music, local vendors, and food trucks will be at Sugar Creek for the 2nd annual farmers market. ๐ŸŽ

Show

โ—‹ Jessica Eckenrod | Thurs., April 1 | 8 p.m. | Genieveโ€™s at the Peace Center | $125/per table of 4 | Missing broadway? Get back into it with Jessica Eckenrod. ๐ŸŽค

ForKids

โ—‹ Nature Discovery Program | Thurs., April 1 | Lake Conestee Nature Preserve | $8-$10 | Get your kids into an afterschool program that will engage 5-10 year old children in nature exploration and activities. ๐ŸŒณ

Art

โ—‹ Living Gallery | Thurs., April 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Rodeheaver Auditorium, 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd. | $16-$19 | See Christian paintings come to live during a live art gallery. ๐ŸŽญ

FeaturedEvent

โ—‹ Byrdโ€™s Famous Cookies Greenville Opening Weekend | Thurs., April 1 – Sun., April 4 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | 17 South Main St. | Free | New location will feature a fully-stocked cookie bar, a history wall, gift items and collectible tins. โ“…

Friday, April 2

Dish

โ—‹ Dine on Trade | Fri., April 2 | 6-10 p.m. | Greer Station | Free entry | Dine under the stars, enjoy live music, and shop vendors in downtown Greer. ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Art

โ—‹ Uncanny Terrain | Fri., April 2 | 1-9 p.m. | Greenville Center for Creative Arts | Free | In this dynamic exhibition, artists Bryce Speed and Maja Godlewska paint surreal environments as a means to investigate our relationship with the changing natural world. ๐ŸŽจ

โ—‹ Living Gallery | Fri., April 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Rodeheaver Auditorium, 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd. | $16-$19 | See Christian paintings come to live during a live art gallery. ๐ŸŽญ

TheBuy

โ—‹ First Friday Tie Dye Sale | Fri., April 2 | 6-9 p.m. | Artistry Workshop and Gallery, 12 Andrews St. | Free | Get your tie dye aesthetic at a pop-up booth on First Friday. ๐ŸŽจ

Listen

โ—‹ Live Music Fridays with Alyce Drive | Fri., April 2 | 6-9 p.m. | Wandering Bard Mead | Free | Join in for a night of live music + mead.ย 

Saturday, April 3

TryThis

โ—‹ 40th Anniversary of the BMW GS Motorcycle | Sat., April 3 | ย BMW Performance Center & US Rider Academy, 1155 SC-101 | Register here | Join this all-day, family-friendly event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic GS motorcycle. ๐Ÿ๏ธ

Drink

โ—‹ Free shrimp, grits, and wine tasting | Sat., April 3 | 12-6 p.m. | Carolina Olive Marketplace, 104 S Main St., Simpsonville | Free | Pop by for a free wine tasting, shrimp, and grits. ๐Ÿค

Art

โ—‹ Bestiary | Sat., April 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stay Modal | Free | Support local artists and head to the coffee bar or enjoy some beer + wine. ๐ŸŽจ

โ—‹ Living Gallery | Sat., April 3 | 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. | Rodeheaver Auditorium, 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd. | $16-$19 | See Christian paintings come to live during a live art gallery. ๐ŸŽญ

Cause

โ—‹ Boxers, Brews, & Bluegrass | Sat., April 3 | 1-5 p.m. | Quest Brewing Company, 55 Airview Dr. | An afternoon of rescue dogs, beer, live music, and food for a great cause. ๐Ÿถ

โ—‹ Spring Cleaning | Sat., April 1 | 9-12 a.m. | Lake Conestee Nature Preserve | Free | Join the staff at Lake Conestee Nature Preserve for a volunteer litter pickup. ๐ŸŒท

FeaturedEvent

โ—‹ EggVenture | Sat., April 3 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Advent United Methodist Church, 2258 Woodruff Rd. | Free | Enjoy food trucks, games, crafts, egg hunts + train rides. Donโ€™t forget baskets for your eggs. โ“…

Sunday, April 4ย 

FeaturedEvent

โ—‹ Outdoor Easter Worship | Sun., April 4 | 10 a.m. | Rudolph Gordon School Football Field, 1507 Scuffletown Rd. | Free | Bring your own chair or blanket and join Advent Scuffletown UMC for an outdoor Easter service. โ“…

April 5-11

Monday, April 5

TryThis

โ—‹ Sizzle & Shag | Mon., April 5 | 7-9 p.m. | Plate 108, 108 E Poinsett St. | $50 | Learn how to cook a dish and shag the night away. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

Tuesday, April 6

Biz

โ—‹ How To Achieve Independence Through Franchising | Tues., April 6 | 11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Register here | Learn the opportunities, investment dollars, and the advantages of starting a franchise business.ย 

Network

โ—‹ Business & Brews with Lt. Governor Pam Evette | Tues., April 6 | 5:15-7:15 p.m. | Southernside Brewery, 25 Delano Dr. | Free | Join this monthly networking social for community-engaged professionals in Greenville. ๐Ÿป

TryThis

โ—‹ Tuesdays at the Jenny | Tues., April 6 | 5-8 p.m. | The Spinning Jenny | Free entry | Bring a lawn chair for an evening at the open air market with live music + dinner. ๐ŸŽธ

City

โ—‹ Board of Zoning Appeals Agenda Workshop | Tues., April 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Join here | Review the upcoming Board of Zoning Appeals agenda.

Wednesday, April 7

Drink

โ—‹ Fonta Flora Brewery Tap Takeover | Weds., April 7 | 6 p.m | The Community Tap Trailside | Free | Community Tap will be tapping Fonta Flora rarities and favorites to try.

Thursday, April 8

Network

โ—‹ Queer Night | Thurs., April 8 | 4-8 p.m. | Modal – Coffee & Hostel, 813 Augusta St. | Free entry | Join Modal for an evening of socializing, beer, and coffee for the LGBTQIA+ community every Thursday.

Drink

โ—‹ Wine Tasting on the Patio | Thurs., April 8 | 6 p.m. | Stellaโ€™s Southern Brasserie, 340 Rocky Slope Rd. |ย  $25 | Join a wine tasting of 5 wines and 5 Chef paired small bites.

Friday, April 9

Read

โ—‹ MY HEART IS STILL SHAKING | Fri., April 9 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | A conversation between Nisa, a !Kung San woman of the Kalahari Desert and Marjorie Shostak, an anthropologist studying the !Kung San ready by Greenville Tech students. ๐Ÿ“–

Saturday, April 10

TryThis

โ—‹ An Afternoon of Mystery | Sat., April 10 | 1-3:30 p.m. | Virtual | Register here | Join the live virtual mystery-packed double panel event featuring local authors from the mystery writers group, Sisters in Crime.

Sunday, April 11

April 12-18

Monday, April 12

Tuesday, April 13

FeaturedEvents

โ—‹ JLG Recruitment Happy Hour | Tues., April 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Interested in the Junior League of Greenville? Meet some of their members from the comfort of your own home and learn more about joining this group of more than 1,200 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our Greenville community. โ“…

โ—‹ Letโ€™s Talk Recruitment | Tues., Apr. 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn the tactics, techniques and communication strategies that savvy marketers are using for better recruitment in 2021. โ“…

TryThis

โ—‹ Spinning Jenny Music Fest | Tues., April 13 | 5-8 p.m. | The Spinning Jenny, 107 Cannon St. | Free | Music, farmers market, and food trucks for your Tuesday. ๐ŸŽธ

โ—‹ The Office Trivia with Kate Flannery | Tues., April 13 | 7-9 p.m. | Charleston Sports Pub, 15 West Washington St. | $60 | Kate Flannery, aka Meredith Palmer, from the hit tv sitcom The Office will be hosting trivia.

Wednesday, April 14

Cause

โ—‹ Collection Drive for the Julie Valentine Center | Wed., April 14 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sugar Mill Clubhouse, 200 Sugar Mill Rd. | Donation based | Sugar Mill is hosting a collection drive of items from the Julie Valentine Center wish list.

Thursday, April 15

Biz

โ—‹ eCommerce: Planning for Success | Thurs., April 15 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Register here | ย Walk through the LEAN Canvas business planning tool and help you create a โ€œblueprintโ€ for your e-commerce business. ๐Ÿ’ป

Network

โ—‹ Equip Online Hangout | Thurs., April 15 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Equip leaders help empower their peers to take charge of their lives, find their unique voice to self-advocate, and engage with their community of peers more fully. ๐Ÿ’ป

ForKids

โ—‹ Nature Discovery Program | Thurs., April 15 | Lake Conestee Nature Preserve | $8-$10 | Get your kids into an afterschool program that will engage 5-10 year old children in nature exploration and activities. ๐ŸŒฟ

FeaturedEvent

โ—‹ Womenโ€™s Leadership Institute at Furman University | Beginning Thurs., April 15 | Virtual | $1,499 | Calling all existing and developing female leaders: Join this leadership development program held every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. through Tues., June 1 and learn practical applications of proven leadership theories. Take a look at all of the modules being covered. โ“…

Friday, April 16

Listen

โ—‹ Life Like Water | Fri., April 16 | 7-9 p.m. | Fireforge Crafted Beer, 311 E Washington St. | Free | Enjoy some free live music + craft beer. ๐Ÿ’ง

TryThis

โ—‹ Plant Swap | Fri., April 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Aligned with Nature, 309 Pelham St. | Free | Trade, buy, or sell your plant items to a good home. ๐Ÿชด

โ—‹ Glow Bowling Night | Fri., April 16 | 7-10:30 p.m. | Stone Pin Company, 304 E Stone Ave. | $21 | Dinner + drinks with a glow bowling finale. ๐ŸŽณ

FeaturedEvent

โ—‹ Carolina Ballet Theatre presents Enchanted Returns | Fri., April 16 –ย  Sun., April 25 | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Dancearts Greenville, 255 Service Bay Rd. Mauldin | $70 | Performances will be in-person and streamed online. โ“…

Saturday, April 17

TryThis

โ—‹ Greer Goes Global: An International Festival | Sat., April 17 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | City of Greer Events Center | Free | Celebrate the cultures of the Upstate with Greer’s 7th Annual International Festival at Greer City Park.

โ—‹ 2021 Pickens Azalea Festival | Sat., April 17 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Pickens, SC | Free entry | Enjoy food and live music as you peruse items from local artisans + crafters at this festival in downtown Pickens. ๐ŸŒธ

โ—‹ TRFM Plant Sale + Season Opener | Sat., April 17 | Trailblazer Park, Travelers Rest | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Free entry | The Travelers Rest Farmers Market is back with locally grown plants + starters and 60 of your favorite vendors. ๐ŸŒฑ

Art

โ—‹ Browse & Stroll Sidewalk Art Market | Sat., April 17 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Downtown Travelers Rest | Prices vary | Enjoy an old-fashioned sidewalk market with merchants and art. ๐ŸŽจ

Dish

โ—‹ Letโ€™s Start a Revolution | Sat., Apr. 17 | 5-10 p.m. | 13 Stripes Brewery, 250 Mill St., Taylors | Free | The Owner and Baker of @HalfCrownBakehouse will be in the bay servingย  baked goods of the colonial period in America made in his 18th century clay oven.ย 

Drink

โ—‹ 40th Anniversary Party | Sat., Apr. 17 | 1-10 p.m. | The Blockhouse Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 1619 Augusta St. | Free entry | The Blockhouse is celebrating 40 years of serving Greenville with live music, food, and drinks all day. ๐Ÿฆช

Show

โ—‹ Showings of Oscar-Nominated Short Films | Sat., Apr. 17 | 12, 3:30, or 8 p.m. | Peace Center Concert Hall | $12 | The Peace Center will be screening all three categories (Animation, Documentary, and Live Action) of Oscar-nominated Short Films on the big screen of the Concert Hall. ๐ŸŽฌ

Sunday, April 18

Dish

โ—‹ Mac Attack | Sun., April 18 | 1-4 p.m. | Tetrad Brewing Company, 603 E Stone Ave. | Free | Mac Attack will be serving up mac nโ€™ cheese to pair with your beer. ๐Ÿง€

Art

โ—‹ Queen of the South Slam | Sun., Apr. 18 | 7:30 p.m. | The Radio Room | $15 | An all female open mic + poetry slam featuring the top 12 poets from the Upstate.ย 

Active

โ—‹ Monthly Outdoor Workout + Yoga Series | Sun., Apr. 18 | 11 a.m. | Warehouse at Vaughnโ€™s, 109 W. Trade St., Simpsonville | Free | Start your Sunday Funday off right with a 40-minute workout followed by a yoga class.

April 19-25

Monday, April 19

Outdoors

โ—‹ Earth Day Goose Chase | Mon., April 19 | 10 a.m. | Anywhere | $50-$125 | Celebrate Earth Day by competing in this team scavenger hunt at home, around town, and in the Preserve. ๐ŸŒ

Tuesday, April 20

ย Wednesday, April 21

Edu

โ—‹ Marketing 101 | Wed., April 21 | 1-2 p.m. | Virtual | Register here | Learn how to put the element of a Marketing Plan together.

โ—‹ Property Management Basics | Wed., April 21 | 5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Register here | Review the basics of property management for potential investors or people who have inherited or assumed property.ย 

Biz

โ—‹ Small Business Tax Workshop | Wed., April 21 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Virtual | Register here | This webinar will help small business owners understand their Federal and South Carolina State tax responsibilities

Cause

โ—‹ Advocacy Day for Access & Independence | Wed., April 21 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Virtual | Register here | Unlock barriers for South Carolinians with disabilities.ย 

Drink

โ—‹ Tour of Spanish Wine Dinner | Wed., April 21 | 7-9 p.m. | Foxcroft Wine | $99 | Join in for aย  four-course meal and a tasting of eight Spanish wines. ๐Ÿท

Thursday, April 22

Virtual

โ—‹ Mill Village Farms Culinary Concert | Thurs., April 22 | Doors open at 5:45 p.m. | Virtual | $150 | Join an at-home Earth Day celebration benefiting youth urban farming. ๐ŸŒ

Opening

โ—‹ Canvas Greenville Grand Opening | Thurs., April 22 | 5-8 p.m. | 455 Buncombe St. | Free | Celebrate the grand opening of Canvas Lofts with tours, food trucks, and drinks.

Friday, April 23

TryThis

โ—‹ South Carolina Shooting Event | Fri., April 23 | The Saw Mill Training Complex, Laurens. | $700 | A day of shooting, training silent auctions, and meals + drinks with all proceeds going to transitioning Navy SEALS.

Featured Event

โ—‹ euphoriaโ€™s In The Stars: A Michelin-starred Dinner | Fri., April 23 | 6:30 – 10 p.m. | Restaurant 17, 10 Road Of Vines, Travelers Rest | $225 | Enjoy picturesque mountain views, wine pairings + food created by celebrated Michelin-starred chef, Gary Menes alongside executive chef Haydn Shaak.ย โ“…

Saturday, April 24

Outdoors

โ—‹ Project Parkway | Sat., April 24 | 9 a.m.-12p.m. | Various locations, Blue Ridge Parkway | Email [email protected] to get involved | Volunteers + park staff will get together to prepare the parkways campgrounds for Spring. ๐ŸŒ„

Show

โ—‹ 18th Annual New Play Festival | Sat., April 24 | 12-5 p.m. | Centre Stage | Free | Join the fun and vote on the best play presented for part of the Spring 2021-22 season.

Art

โ—‹ Indigo Dyeing Class | Sat., April 24 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 13 Stripes Brewery, 250 Mill St. | $45 | A 90-minute class where youโ€™ll learn how to dye two tea towels.ย 

FeaturedEvent

โ—‹ Junior League of Greenville Prospective Member Open House | Sat., Apr. 24 | 9-10 a.m. | Virtual via Zoom | Free | Meet the Junior League of Greenville and receive an overview of a new Memberโ€™s Provisional Year (first year in the League) + more information about the organization. โ“…

Sunday, April 25

FeaturedEvent

โ—‹ euphoriaโ€™s Roast & Toast | Sun., April 25 | 2-5 p.m. | Old Cigar Warehouse | Tickets starting at $60 | Treat yourself to some of the best bites of Greenville while sipping on wine, cold beer or specialty cocktails courtesy of Beam Suntory + enjoy live music from the Erica Berg Collective.ย โ“…

โ—‹ย The Artist Next Door โ€“ Spring Showย | Sun., Apr. 25 | 1-5:30 p.m. | 25 Pinehurst Dr. | Free entry |ย Enjoy this unique spring art show located at the home of stained glass artist Sherrill Hill featuring 25 local artists.โ“…

TheBuy

โ—‹ Plant Sale Fundraiser | Sun., April 25 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | 510 Old Augusta Rd. | Free entry | Get your affordably priced plants from sage to hot peppers.

April 26-30

Monday, April 26

TryThis

โ—‹ Karaoke Night | Mon., Apr. 26 | 9 p.m. | Red @ 28th, 1237 Pendleton St. | Free | Get into karaoke night every Monday to out-sing your friends. ๐ŸŽค

Show

โ—‹ No Expectations Comedy | Mon., Apr. 26 | 7-9 p.m. | Coffee Underground, 1 E. Coffee St. | Free, register here | Try out your best jokes at open mic night + be sure to sign up 30 minutes before showtime.

Drink

โ—‹ Intercept Wines by Charles Woodson Tasting Event | Mon., Apr. 26 | 7-9 p.m. | The Tasting Room of Travelers Rest, 164 S. Main St., Ste. C, Travelers Rest | $30, call (864) 610-2020 to make a reservation | Enjoy food bites + wine made by former Heisman Trophy Winner + Green Bay Packers football star Charles Woodson. ๐Ÿท

โ—‹ Service Industry Night | Mon., Apr. 26 | The Community Tap Trailside, 147 Welborn St. | Service industry members will receive 20% off their bar tab. ๐Ÿปย 

Dish

โ—‹ A Buck a Shuck | Mon. Apr. 26 | 4 p.m. | Larkinโ€™s, 318 S. Main St. | Prices vary | Enjoy $1 oysters on the half shell and $5 house martinis. ๐Ÿฆช

Tuesday, April 27

Edu

โ—‹ Perennials for Pollinators | Tues., April 27 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Register here | Horticulture Agent Drew Jeffers will teach the basics of growing perennials that attract pollinators. ๐ŸŒผ

Cause

โ—‹ Pops For Pups | Tues., April 27 | 6 a.m.-9p.m. | 3โ€™s Golf and Grill, 61 Villa Rd. | Register here | Bring some buddies and play a round of golf at the Par 3 Course and make a donation to the Pops for Pups Endowment Fund. ๐Ÿ•

Networking

โ—‹ Old Fashioned Networking | Tues., April 27 | 6 p.m. | Revel, 304 E Stone Ave. | $30 | ย Enjoy an educational workshop that will allow vendors to relate the value and tools of old fashioned networking to the steps of making the classic drink: The Old Fashioned. ๐Ÿฅƒ

Wednesday, April 28

Biz

โ—‹ Everything you need to know about Google My Business | Wed., Apr. 28 | 11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free, register here | Learn how to claim + optimize your Google My Business listing with Piedmont SCORE. ๐Ÿ’ป

Arts

โ—‹ Fairy House Workshop with Hollowed Earth Pottery | Wed., Apr. 28 | 7 p.m. | 13 Stripes Brewery, 250 Mill St., Taylors | $40 | Make a fairy house with the team from Hollowed Earth Pottery and enjoy a brew from 13 Stripes.

Dish

โ—‹ Poke Yama Pop-Up | Wed., Apr. 28 | 5 p.m. | M. Judson Booksellers, 130 S. Main St. | $12.95 | Poke Yama will be popping-up at M. Judson to make dinner plans a little easier. ๐Ÿœ

Active

โ—‹ Landmark Menโ€™s Trail Run | Wed., Apr. 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Paris Mountain State Park | Free | Break a sweat with Landmarkโ€™s free bi-weekly trail run for men. ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Thursday, April 29

Show

โ—‹ Parking Lot Party | Thurs., April 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Centre Stage | $25 | An evening on the top deck of the parking garage behind Centre Stage + live entertainment.

Arts

โ—‹ Writing Poetry for Beginners | Thurs., April 29 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Virtual | $25 | Learn how to write poetry with mOody bLaCK via Zoom. โœ๏ธ

FeaturedEvent

โ—‹ Rising Together to Lift a Stronger Greenville | Thurs., April 29 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | Virtual | $25-100 | Greenville will be Rising Together through a meaningful evening of listening, healing and community benefiting United Ministries. Join virtually as you enjoy your dinner at home, picked-up from Table 301 and Kyshona Armstrongโ€™s soulful music.ย โ“…

โ—‹ Hot Fresh Chicken Pop Up | Thurs., April 29 | 4-7 p.m. | Birds Fly South Ale Project, 1320 Hampton Ave. | Free | Viva Chicken is coming to Greenville, SC.ย  Get a taste of Viva Chicken before they open late Summer 2021 and enjoy free food while you sip on a brew.ย โ“…

Friday, April 30

FeaturedEvent

โ—‹ Topside Pool Club Open House | Fri., Apr. 30 | 5-6 p.m. | Topside Pool Club | Free, RSVP | Tour the venue, network and learn about the perks of becoming a member. Donโ€™t worry, If you canโ€™t make it this week theyโ€™ll be hosting Open Houses every Friday.ย โ“…