May PlanAhead: Your May Greenville events calendar

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Happy May, Greenville. 🌼  This month is packed with events like Artisphere, the TD Saturday Market, and the start of Greenville LIberty’s inaugural season. Read on for all the top happenings this month in GVL.

Sunday, May 1 – Sunday, May 8

Sunday, May 1 

60 Moving & Memorable Years: Anniversary Finale | Sun., May 1 | 3 p.m. | First Baptist Church, 847 Cleveland St. | $20+ | Greenville Chorale’s 60-year anniversary celebrations end with a concert filled with selections from past Chorale performances. 🎤

Say What Poetry Open Mic | Sun., May 1 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Coffee Underground | $10 | Share your poetry on stage or sit and enjoy a night of live readings.

An Evening with Mom Prom | Sun., May 1 | 3:30-7:30 p.m. | Pelham Road Baptist Church, 1108 Pelham Rd. | $15+ | Dress your best for a special mother and child night of dancing, live music, food + a photobooth. 

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners | Sun., May 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | The Club at Brookstone, 100 River Club Dr., Anderson | $65 | Practice calligraphy writing for stationery, DIY projects, invitations, or just for fun. 🖋

Sweet Bites of Italy Cassata Cake | Sun., May 1 | 2-4 p.m. | The Cook’s Station, 515 Buncombe St. | $55 | Learn to make a classic Sicilian dessert with Chef Patrizia from Sweet Bites of Italy. 

Chef’s Tasting Menu at Topsoil | Sun., May 1 | 5 p.m. | Topsoil Kitchen & Market, 13 S. Main St., Travelers Rest | $65 | Indulge in a unique five-course meal that changes weekly. 

Mother’s Day 1st Sunday Pop-Up Market | Sun., May 1 | 12:30-4 p.m. | 315 S. Main St. | Free | This event, part of Camperdown’s “1st Sunday Pop-Up Market” summer series, will feature 11 local vendors selling gifts specifically for Mother’s Day. 🛍️*

Monday, May 2

Sizzle & Shag | Mon., May 2 | 7-9 p.m. | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer | $50 | Start out by preparing chicken piccata before putting on your dancing shoes to learn how to shag. 

Webelos Adventure Pin Workshop: Into the Wild | Mon., May 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Roper Mountain Science Center, 402 Roper Mountain Rd. | $8 | Scouts participate in fun activities at the science center to fulfill badge requirements 🧪

Kid Craftin’: Mother’s Day Trinket Boxes | Mon., May 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Salem Library, 5 Park Ave., Salem | Free | Make a hand-painted trinket box to give mom a unique DY gift. 

Spring Cocktails with Tia Maria | Mon., May 2 | 7-9 p.m. | 313 Cafe, 807 By Pass 123, Seneca | $50 | Mix up your cocktails skills with this class on Tia Maria Cold Brew Coffee + Matcha Cream liqueurs. 

MEnTAL  Monday | Mon., May 2 | 6 p.m. | The Radio Room, 110 Poinsett Hwy. | Free | Test your trivia knowledge as you rock out and sip happy hour specials. 

Tuesday, May 3

Earth, Wind, & Fire | Tues., May 3 | 7:30 p.m. | The Peace Center | $55+ | “September” singers Earth, Wind, & Fire bring their timeless hits to the live stage. 

Greenville Drive vs. Rome Braves | Tues., May 3 | 7:05 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | $10+ | Greenville County Schools students who participated in the Reading All-Stars Challenge presented by Michelin will be honored on the field before the game. 📚

Greer Farmers Market Tuesdays in Town | Tue., May 3 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. | 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer | Free entry | Shop local goods and produce and picnic on the lawn. 

Kentucky Derby Party | Tues., May 3 | 6:30 p.m. | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer | $65 | Learn how to make Derby classics like Kentucky Hot Browns and Mint Juleps ahead of Sunday’s race. 

Master Class: Mezcal and Tequila | Tues., May 3 | 6 p.m. | Urban Wren, 116 N. Markley St. | $20 | Sample two tequilas and two mezcals and learn more about the spirits + ways to use them. 🍹

Wednesday, May 4

Megadeth and Lamb of God | Wed., May 4 | Time TBA | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $36.50+ | Rock out with two heavy metal bands on “The Metal Tour of the Year.” 🎸

Violins of Hope | Wed., May 4 | 7:30 p.m. | The Peace Center | $35+ | Varna International Orchestra presents this concert featuring restored violins that survived the Holocaust. 🎻

Greenville Drive vs. Rome Braves | Wed., May 4 | 2:05 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | $10+ | Network with fellow Greenville professionals during the game at the annual Drive Business Downtown event. ⚾

Sky Zone Star Wars Day | Wed., May 4 | 3-8 p.m. | Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 2465 Laurens Rd. | $25 | Celebrate May the Fourth in style with glowing jump time + Molly and Myles Ice Cream. 

Books Over Drinks | Wed., May 4 | 7:30-9 p.m. | M. Judson Booksellers | $35 | Sip cocktails and chat with author Katherin Reay about her latest book, “The London House.” 📚

Thursday, May 5

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive | Thurs., May 5 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | NOMA Square | Free | Folk group Wilder Things Than Us performs live, with bites from Everything Egg Roll food truck. 

2022 Prisma Healthcare Respiratory Care Conference | Thurs., May 5 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital, 701 Grove Rd. | $40 | Hear from healthcare professional guest speakers on pediatric and adult topics. 

Clemson University Bioengineering Senior Design Expo | Thurs., May 5 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Huguenot Mill and Loft, 101 W. Broad St. | Free | Teams and individual students present their novel technologies and compete for awards.  

Tori Amos: Ocean to Ocean Tour | Thurs., May 5 | 7:30 p.m. | The Peace Center | $45 | Singer-songwriter and activist Tori Amos performs hits like “Me and a Gun” and “Cornflake Girl.” 

Greenville Drive vs. Rome Braves | Thurs., May 5 | 7:05 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | $10+ | Celebrate your Thursday with fan-favorite Dollar Drink Night. 🍻

Tapas & Tequila | Thurs., May 5 | 6:30 p.m. | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer | $80 | Celebrate Cinco De Mayo by preparing five courses of Spanish Tapas expertly paired with tequila. 🫔

Friday, May 6

Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays | Fri., May 6 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | NOMA Square | Free | Join classic rock group The Herringbones downtown for live music and eats from the HipBurger food truck. 

Artisphere | Fri., May 6-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Main Street | Free | Celebrate Upstate visual, culinary, and performing artists at this three-day festival full of shows and activities that the whole family can enjoy. 🖼

Tom Segura: I’m Coming Everywhere Tour | Fri., May 6 | 7 p.m. | The Peace Center | $45+ | Actor, writer, comedian, and “Your Mom’s House” podcast host Tom Segura brings his live comedy act to Greenville. 

Shinedown: The Revolution’s Live Tour | Fri., May 6 | 7 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $46.50+ | Multi-platinum rock group Shinedown performs hits like “ATTENTION ATTENTION” with special guests The Pretty Reckless and Diamante.

An Evening with C.S. Lewis | Fri., May 6 | 7 p.m. | Daniel Recital Hall at Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy. | $50+ | Spend an evening with C.S. Lewis, played by David Payne, as he recounts his life and work. 

Greenville Drive vs. Rome Braves | Fri., May 6 | 7:05 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | $10+ | Ring in the weekend with some baseball and post-game fireworks. 🎆

Kentucky Derby Party | Fri., May 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Venue at Falls Park, 631 S Main St. | $25+ |

Dance the night away in your derby hat at this party brought to you by @BoredNoMoreGVL. 

First Friday at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts | Fri., May 6 | 6-9 p.m. | Greenville Center for Creative Arts, 101 Abney St. | Free | Celebrate GCCA’s birthday by exploring a new exhibition about mental health, participating in a family-friendly art activity, meeting the new CEO + more. 🎨* 

Saturday, May 7

TD Saturday Market | Sat., May 7 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Main Street | Free | Shop produce, specialty foods, and crafts from over 75 local vendors. 🥬

Annual Reedy River Duck Derby | Sat., May 7 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 601 S. Main St. | $10+ | Do Kentucky Derby Day GVL-style with a rubber duck race down the Reedy River to raise money for local charities. 

Shop Sans Souci | Sat., May 7 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | St. Mark United Methodist Church, 306 N. Franklin Rd. | Free entry | Shop the spring edition of this local maker market + neighborhood yard sale.

Mike Epps No Remorse Comedy Tour | Sat., May 7 | 8 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $59+ | Laugh with “Meet The Blacks” and “The Upshaws” actor Mike Epps, along with comedians Sommore and Tommy Davidson. 

Greenville County Youth Orchestra: Spring Chamber Music | Sat., May 7 | 7:30 p.m. | The Peace Center | $27 | The Young Artist Orchestra and the Philharmonic perform their spring concert, including the world premiere of “Wide Open” by local composer Jon Jeffrey Grier. 

Greenville Drive vs. Rome Braves | Sat., May 7 | 7:05 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | $10+ | The first 1,000 fans can pick up a Team USA Bobblehead of 2019 Greenville Drive player turned Olympic Silver Medalist Triston Casas. 🥈

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show | Sat., May 7 | 6-9 p.m. | Hilton Greenville, 45 W. Orchard Park Dr. | $62.99 | Solve a “murder mystery” by finding the culprit among fellow guests. 

Mother’s Day Market | Sat., May 7 | 12-6 p.m. | Gather GVL | Free | Celebrate mom with good food, a pair of earrings from Clay Expressions La Flor, and a picture of the whole fam from the photo booth. 🛍

7th Annual Kentucky Derby Viewing Party benefitting First Tee Upstate SC | Sat., May 7 | 5-7:30 p.m. | The Commerce Club, 55 Beattie Pl., Floor 17 | $75 | Enjoy great food + mint juleps, bid on amazing auction items, and watch “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” 🏇*

Sunday, May 8

Greenville Drive vs. Rome Braves | Sun., May 8 | 3:05 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | $10+ | In addition to celebrating mom, the Drive is honoring cancer survivors by wearing a special game day jersey and raising money for the American Cancer Society. ⚾️

Mother’s Day Brunch | Sun., May 8 | 11:30 a.m. | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer | $75 | Learn how to take your homemade brunch to the next level with a cooking class and bottomless mimosas. 🍳

Larkin’s Mother Day Brunch | Sun., May 8 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Larkin’s Sawmill, 22 Graves Dr. | $48 | Treat mom to a brunch including options like Larkin’s four cheese baked macaroni and mini buttermilk biscuits. 🥞

Carolina Youth Symphony Senior Honors Concert | Sun., May 8 | 3 p.m. | McAlister Auditorium at Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy. | $5+ | Watch talented senior students perform both solo and as an ensemble. 🎻

Say What Poetry Open Mic | Sun., May 8 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Coffee Underground | $10 | Share your poetry on stage or sit back and enjoy a night of live readings. 🎤

Chef’s Tasting Menu at Topsoil | Sun., May 8 | 5 p.m. | Topsoil Kitchen & Market, 13 S. Main St., Travelers Rest | $65 | Indulge in a unique five-course meal that changes weekly. 

Monday, May 9 – Sunday, May 15

Monday, May 9

Travelers Rest City Committee Meetings | Mon., May 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Travelers Rest City Hall, 125 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest | Free | Participate in local government and discuss issues within your community. 

Formal Meeting of the City Council | Mon., May 9 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | City Council Chambers, 206 S. Main St. | Free |  Make your voice heard on issues within your community. 

Books Over Drinks | Mon., May 9 | 7:30-9 p.m. | M. Judson Booksellers | $35 | Sip cocktails with New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrew as you discuss her latest book, “The Homewreckers.” 📚

Dumpling Making Class | Mon., May 9 | 6-8 p.m. | The Cook’s Station, 515 Buncombe St. | $60 | Learn to make dumplings stuffed with anything from shrimp to pork with Chef Mei Li. 🥟

MEnTAL  Monday | Mon., May 9 | 6 p.m. | The Radio Room, 110 Poinsett Hwy. | Free | Test your trivia knowledge as you rock out and sip happy hour specials. 

2022 One Conference – The Story of Us. | Now through Sun., May 15 | 9 a.m. | 635 Haywood Rd. | $69+ | The conference offers attendees an opportunity to grow, learn, and worship at Relentless Church in Greenville.*

Tuesday, May 10

Focus on the Future 2022 Upstate Summit | Tues., May 10 | 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Greenville Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr. | $50+ | Ten at the Top presents this summit to bring together stakeholders from across the Upstate.

Greenville County Youth Orchestra: Spring Orchestras Concert | Tues., May 10 | 7 p.m. | The Peace Center | $15 | Greenville County Youth Orchestra ensembles perform works by various composers, from classic Bach to local composer Jon Jeffrey Grier. 🎻

Greer Farmers Market Tuesdays in Town | Tue., May 10 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. | 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer | Free entry | Shop local goods and produce + enjoy a picnic on the lawn. 🛍

Cooking with Strawberries | Tues., May 10 | 4:30 p.m. | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer | $40 | Kids ages 11-15 years old can learn how to make their own strawberry snacks. 🍓

Veterans Pickleball | Tues., May 10 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Victor Gym, 108 S. Line St., Greer | Free | Greer Recreation is honoring local Veterans + their families with a night of pickleball — all skill levels are welcome.

Wednesday, May 11

Jazz All Stars | Wed., May 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Genevieve’s, 300 S Main St. | $25 | Local young musicians perform live to get a taste of a career in the arts. 🎶

Viva Mexicano Cooking Class | Wed., May 11 | 6-8 p.m. | The Cook’s Station, 515 Buncombe St. | $70 | Sip sangria as Chef Vince teaches you to make Mexican dishes like Punta de mita ceviche and Cochinita Pibil. 🌮

Topsoil Plant Based Supper Club | Wed., May 11 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Topsoil Kitchen & Market, 13 S. Main St., Travelers Rest | $70+ | Enjoy a plant-based dinner sourced by local farmers and prepared by a James Beard nominated Chef Adam Cooke. 🌱

Paint & Sip | Wed., May 11 | 6:30 p.m. | Wine & Design, 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. | $35 | Paint a Dali on a pre-traced canvas at this BYOB class. 

Thursday, May 12

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive | Thurs., May 12 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | NOMA Square | Free | Catch a performance from pop singer-songwriter Nathan Angelo and grab dinner from the One Eyed Donkey food truck. 

Albino Skunk Music Fest | Thurs., May 12-Sat., May 14 | Times vary | 4067 Jordan Rd., Greer | $50+ | Enjoy three days of live music, camping, and food vendors. 

Greenville Technical College Open House | Thurs., May 12 | 4 p.m. | Greenville Technical College, 506 S. Pleasantburg Dr. | Free | Explore Greenville Technical College’s campus and learn about academic programs, financial aid + the admissions process. 

The Color Purple | Thurs., May 12-Sun., May 15 | Times vary | Centre Stage Greenville, 501 River St. | $33.50+ | Catch the Centre Stage Theatre adaptation of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Stephen Spielbeg film filled with family, struggle, joy, gospel + blues.  

A Chicora Evening | Thurs., May 12 | 7-10 p.m. | The Venue at Falls Park, 631 S. Main St. | $10 | Join the Chicora Voices choir for an evening of celebrating directors Jeanie + Alan Reed and the choir’s legacy. 

Friday, May 13

Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays | Fri., May 13 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | NOMA Square | Free | Get funky with jazz group, The Groove Brothers, and enjoy fried chicken and more from the Cluk Truk. 🎶

Breaking Benjamin | Fri., May 13 | 7 p.m. | CNNB Amphitheater at Heritage Park, 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville | $29.50+ | Rock group Breaking Benjamin performs their latest album “Aurora,” with special guests Seether, Starset, and Lacey Sturm.

Tyler Farr | Fri., May 13 | 6 p.m. | Cowboy Up, 701 Easley Bridge Rd. | $20+ | Catch a live country performance from Tyler Farr with special guest Justin Anderson + take a turn on the mechanical bull. 

An Evening of Original Music with Maia Sharp and Will Kimbrough | Fri., May 13 | 8 p.m. | Genevieve’s, 300 S. Main St. | $50 | Local singer-songwriter Maia Sharp performs live with Will Kimbrough, who has shared a stage with artists like Jimmy Buffett and Emmylou Harris. 

Rocky Horror Picture Show | Fri., May 13-Sat., May 14 | Times vary | Paper Moon Studios, 2415 Old Buncombe Rd. | $20 | Celebrate Friday the 13th weekend with a live performance of Rocky Horror Picture show. 

Party with a Purpose | Fri., May 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Cannon Center, 204 Cannon St., Greer | $60 | Dress your best for a night of celebration to raise money for A.L. Ministries. 

Greenville Triumph vs. Forward Madison FC | Fri., May 13 | 7:00 p.m. | Legacy Early College, 900 Woodside Ave. | $13+ | Support the Triumph in its only home game of the month. ⚽ 

Sippin’ in Simpsonville | Fri., May 13 | 6-10 p.m. | Downtown Simpsonville, 105 W. Curtis St. | $30+ | Sip a variety of craft beers along downtown Simpsonville with live music + local food. 

36th Annual Greek Festival | Fri., May 13-Sun., May 15 | Hours vary | Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Free entry | Indulge in a weekend of traditional Greek food, music + dancing. 🇬🇷

Saturday, May 14

TD Saturday Market | Sat., May 14 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Main Street | Free | Shop produce, specialty foods, and crafts from over 75 local vendors. 🌼

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 | Sat., May 14-Sun., May 15 | Times vary | The Peace Center | $19+ | Enjoy a night of classical music performed by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. 

Roaring 20s Gala | Sat., May 14 | 5-8:30 p.m. | Sassafrass Flower Farm, 255 Alex Dr., Easley | $90+ | Help 864Pride raise money for its Project HEART initiative with a night of dancing, auctions, and food catered by Larkins. 

Spring Showers Bring May Flowers | Sat. May 14 | 11 a.m. | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer | $60 | How to add spring blooms to your cooking with dishes including edible flowers.

Team Joyce Fundraiser Event | Sat., May 14 | 4 p.m. |  Brewery 85, 6 Whitlee Ct. | $30 | Help raise money for Alzheimer’s research, care, and support with a barbecue and Brewery 85 beers.

Antique Junction Grand Opening | Sat., May 14 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Antique Junction, 18 Piedmont Hwy., Piedmont | Shop local goods from over a dozen makers and enjoy sweet treats, food truck bites, and giveaways at this opening celebration.   

Women’s Auxiliary Junk in the Trunk Charity Yard Sale | Sat., May 14 | 7-11 a.m. | 355 South Hudson St. | Free entry | Proceeds benefit the women + children staying in The Salvation Army’s emergency housing shelter.

Sunday, May 15

King of the South Poetry Slam | Sun., May 15 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | The Radio Room, 110 Poinsett Hwy. | $15 | The top ten poets in the Southeast go head-to-head at this invitational poetry slam. 

Twisted Tales | Sun., May 15 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Camelot Cinema, 418 Antrim Dr. | $10 | Get the red carpet experience for a showcase of short films created by Upstate locals. 

Chef’s Tasting Menu at Topsoil | Sun., May 15 | 5 p.m. | Topsoil Kitchen & Market, 13 S. Main St., Travelers Rest | $65 | Indulge in a unique five-course meal that changes weekly. 

Rhapsody Baking Pop-up | Sun., May 15 | 12-4 p.m. | Gather GVL, 126 Augusta St. | Prices vary | Indulge in specialty macarons and other cookies from this pop-up shop. 

Music on the Mountain: Greenville Jazz Collective | Sun., May 15 | 1-4 p.m. | Eagle Mountain Winery Patio, 2330 Hwy. 11, Travelers Rest | Free entry | Sip wine on the patio as you groove to the sounds of the Greenville Jazz Collective. 

Monday, May 16 – Sunday, May 22

Monday, May 16

Papermaking for Cards and Journals | Mon., May 16 | 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Wild Hare Gallery, 313 N. Poinsett Hwy, Travelers Rest | $30 | DIY artistic paper out of natural materials like onion skins, cotton linter, and dried plants and flowers.

Paint & Sip | Mon., May 16 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting with a Twist, 115 Pelham Rd. | $39+ | Paint a blue moon scene in this BYOB class. 🎨

MEnTAL  Monday | Mon., May 16 | 6 p.m. | The Radio Room, 110 Poinsett Hwy. | Free | Test your trivia knowledge as you rock out and sip happy hour specials. 

Strawberry Inspired Cooking Class | Wed., May 16 | 6-8 p.m. | The Cook’s Station, 515 Buncombe St. | $65 | Get ready for summer cooking with this class including recipes like herb goat cheese bruschetta with strawberry chutney and a strawberry salad. 🍓

Mountain Bridge Trout Unlimited Meeting | Wed., May 16 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Rd. | Free | Learn about the Mountain Bridge chapter of Trout Unlimited and their upcoming events + volunteer opportunities. 🎣

Tuesday, May 17

Greenville Drive vs. Hickory Crawdads | Tues., May 17 | 7:05 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | $10+ | Kick off the Drive’s home series with a night at the ballpark. ⚾

Greer Farmers Market Tuesdays in Town | Tue., May 17 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. | 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer | Free entry | Shop local goods and produce + enjoy a picnic on the lawn. 

Kids in the Kitchen | Tues., May 17 | 4:30 p.m. | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer | $35 | Kids (7-11) learn kitchen skills to whip up some candy sushi and strawberry pizza. 🍕

Careers & Conversations with PT Solutions | Tues., May 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Willy Taco, 217 Laurens Rd. | Free | Talk to PT Solutions Clinical leaders about career opportunities. 

Strawberry Festival & Cookoff Competition | Tues., May 17 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. | Put your strawberry recipe to the test or just taste other chefs’ creations, with over 40 vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment. 🍓

Wednesday, May 18

Casting Crowns, Hillsong Worship and We The Kingdom | Wed., May 18 | 7 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | $27.75+ | Enjoy live worship music from three Christian rock groups. 

Greenville Drive vs. Hickory Crawdads | Wed., May 18 | 7:05 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | $10+ | If your favorite Greenville County teacher is retiring, they’ll be honored at this game. 📓

An Evening with The Iconic Kenny G | Wed., May 18 | 7:30 p.m. | The Peace Center | $45+ | Saxophonist Kenny G, creator of the best-selling instrumental album of all time, performs live. 🎷

Singles Wine Mixer | Wed., May 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer | $20 | Mingle, sample wines, and enjoy charcuterie. 

Upstate Catholic Business Network Happy Hour | Wed., May 18 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Fireforge Crafted Beer, 311 E. Washington St. | Free | Connect with Catholic businesspersons in the Upstate with brews from Fireforge. 

What’s Brewing Greenville? | Wed., May 18 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | University Center of Greenville, 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr. | Free | Learn about local small businesses and participate in a forum discussion. 

Thursday, May 19

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive | Thurs., May 19 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | NOMA Square | Free | Jam out with Phish tribute group Adam’s Knight Buried Alive as you enjoy food from Seoul Republik, like Korean fried chicken and noodles.

Greenville Drive vs. Hickory Crawdads | Thurs., May 19 | 7:05 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | $10+ | If you want a change of happy hour scenery, it’s dollar drink night at Fluor Field. 🍻

The Color Purple | Thurs., May 19-Sun., May 22 | Times vary | Centre Stage Greenville, 501 River St. | $33.50+ | Catch the Centre Stage Theatre adaptation of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Stephen Spielbeg film filled with family, struggle, joy, gospel + blues. 

Kroc Greenville Community Art Night | Thurs., May 19 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Kroc Greenville, 424 Westfield St. | Free | Join Kroc Greenville for an evening of art, activities, pizza, and swim time for the whole family. 

Annual Spring Farmer’s Appreciation Dinner | Thurs., May 19 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Restaurant 17, 10 Road of Vines, Travelers Rest | $70 | Celebrate the farmers that supply delicious food to the Upstate with a gourmet meal paired with wines from McCarus Beverage. 

Friday, May 20

Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays | Fri., May 20 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | NOMA Square | Free | Dance to tunes from local cover band Kami Ocean & The Rhythm + grab dinner from Everything Egg Roll food truck.

Rodney Atkins | Fri., May 20 | 6 p.m. | Cowboy Up, 701 Easley Bridge Rd. | $20+ | Catch a live performance from country singer Rodney Atkins and ride the mechanical bull. 🎶

The Fair at Heritage Park | Fri., May 20-Sun., May 29 | Heritage Park, 861 S.E. Main St., Simpsonville | $7+ | Spend a day at the fair with classic carnival food, rides + games. 

The Power of M Vintage Open House | Fri., May 20 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | BMW CCA Foundation Museum, 190 Manatee Ct., Greer | $30 | Browse vintage BMWs, including the 1972 3.0 CSL batmobile, and score giveaways. 🚗

Bon Secours St. Francis 4th Annual Human Trafficking Seminar | Fri., May 20 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | Free | Hear from human trafficking survivors and learn how you can play a role in community response to the crisis. 

Greenville Drive vs. Hickory Crawdads | Fri., May 20 | 7:05 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | $10+ | Post-game fireworks will light up the downtown sky after the game. 🎇

Saturday, May 21

TD Saturday Market | Sat., May 21 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Main Street | Free | Shop produce, specialty foods, and crafts from 75+ local vendors. 🛍

Rock the Village | Sat., May 21 | 6-10 p.m. | 25 Noble St., Greer | $5 suggested donation | Bring your lawn chair and an appetite for bites from Highway 301 Food Truck and an outdoor concert to raise money for GirlUp GVL. 🎶 

Bell Lap Endurance Run | Sat., May 21-Sun., May 22 | 8 a.m. | Anderson University Track | $50-$65 | Run, walk, or jog as many laps as you want for six, 12, or 24 hours to raise money for Breast Cancer treatments. 🏃‍♀️

Greenville Drive vs. Hickory Crawdads | Sat., May 21 | 7:05 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | $10+ | The traveling inflatable mascots known as the ZOOperstars! return to Greenville for in-game entertainment. ⚾

Jim Jefferies: The Moist Tour | Sat., May 21 | 7 p.m. | The Peace Center | $39.35+ | Australian Comedian Jim Jefferies takes the stage for a night of provocative laughs. 

Lobster 101 | Sat., May 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer | $80 | Ever wondered how to break down and use the parts of a live lobster? 🦞

Sunday, May 22

Greenville Drive vs. Hickory Crawdads | Sun., May 22 | 3:05 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | $10+ | The Drive is celebrating Girl Scouts in our community with special game day festivities. ⚾

Chef’s Tasting Menu at Topsoil | Sun., May 22 | 5 p.m. | Topsoil Kitchen & Market, 13 S. Main St., Travelers Rest | $65 | Indulge in a unique five-course meal that changes weekly. 

Danny Whitson | Sun., May 22 | 7 p.m. | The Comedy Zone, 221 N. Main St. | $15 | Comedian and magician Danny Whitson takes the stage for a night of laughs and disappearing acts. 🪄

English Premier Breakfast | Sun., May 22 | 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Hampton Station, 1320 Hampton Ave. | Due South Coffee Roasters and the Greenville Triumph host a Liverpool vs. Wolves game day brunch with a jumbo screen, raffle, and boozy drinks. ⚽️

72nd and Central | Sun., May 22 | 8-11 p.m. | The Radio Room, 110 Poinsett Hwy. | $8+ | Catch a live show from a local alternative rock group, with special guests Sound & Shape and St. Maurice. 

Monday, May 23 – Sunday, May 29 

Monday, May 23

MEnTAL  Monday | Mon., May 23 | 6 p.m. | The Radio Room, 110 Poinsett Hwy. | Free | Test your trivia knowledge as you rock out and sip happy hour specials. 

Birth Mom Support Group | Mon., May 23 | 9-10 p.m. | Quiver Full Adoptions, 403 Pettigru St. | Free | Join other Upstate women who have placed a child for adoption to share stories and support. 

Tuesday, May 24

Mean Girls | Tues., May 24-Sun., May 29 | Times vary | The Peace Center | $39+ | Catch the Plastics on stage at this Tony Award-nominated musical based on the 2004 film. 👚

Greer Farmers Market Tuesdays in Town | Tues., May 24 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. | 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer | Free entry | Shop local goods and produce + enjoy a picnic on the lawn. 🛍

Community Connections Benefit Dinner | Tues., May 24 | 6-8:30 p.m. | South & West, 109 S. 1st St., Easley | $20+ | Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County hosts this benefit dinner featuring a silent auction and live entertainment from the Sweet Potato Pie Kids. 

The Transformation Breakfast | Tues., May 24 | 7:30-9 a.m. | Greenville Convention Center | Free | This event will bring together local leaders to benefit The Family Effect and its work in the Upstate community.*

Wednesday, May 25

Stone Soup & More | Wed., May 25 | 11:30-1:30 p.m. | Cheezem Education Center, 100 Thomas Green Blvd., Clemson | Free | Bring something to add to the “soup of the day” and enjoy lunch with OLLI members. 

Pasta Making 101 | Wed., May 25 | 6-8 p.m. | The Cook’s Station, 515 Buncombe St. | $65 | Make pasta from scratch with Chef Vinnie + leave with dough to make your own pasta at home. 🍝

Sigal Music Museum May Tea | Wed., May 25 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Sigal Music Museum, 515 Buncombe St. | $25 | Spend an afternoon sipping tea and enjoying sweet treats in the museum. 🫖

Foam Party | Wed., May 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Pelham First Baptist Church, Greer | Free | Join the Children’s Ministry for a foam party to kick off summer — don’t forget your bathing suit.

Brown Bag Book Club | Wed., May 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Anderson Main Library, 300 N. McDuffie St., Anderson | Free | Discuss Kristen Hannah’s novel “The Four Winds.” 

Thursday, May 26

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive | Thurs., May 26 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | NOMA Square | Free | Local western swing group The Bad Popes performs live, with bites from HipBurger. 

Knife Skills Class | Thurs., May 26 | 6:30 p.m. | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer | $80 | Learn how to pick the right knives in the kitchen and feel free to BYOK (bring your own knives). 

The Color Purple | Thurs., May 26-Sun., May 29 | Times vary | Centre Stage Greenville, 501 River St. | $33.50+ | This is your last weekend to see Centre Stage’s adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Stephen Spielbeg film filled with family, struggle, joy, gospel + blues. 

Homes of Hope Spring Gala | Thurs., May 26 | 5:30 p.m. | AVENUE,  110 E. Court St. | $50+ | Join Homes of Hope for an evening of testimonials from Men’s Workforce Development graduates, housing clients, and CEO/President Don Oglesby. 

The Minks with Aubrey Key | Thurs., May 26 | 8 p.m. | The Radio Room, 110 E. Poinsett St. | $10+ | Join Nashville-based psychedelic indie band The Minks for a night of live music with special guest Aubrey Key. 

Friday, May 27

Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays | Fri., May 27 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | NOMA Square | Free | Scottish Games performs a live fusion of Celtic rock and blues, with Greek bites from One Eyed Donkey food truck. 

Beachin’ Fridays | Fri., May 27 | 7 p.m. | Mauldin Cultural Center | Free entry | Bring your lawn chair and spread out on the lawn for live music, dancing, food trucks, and local beer + wine. 

Highland View Kids Summer Camp | Fri., May 27-Mon., May 30 | 11 a.m. | Look Up Lodge, 100 Look Up Lodge Rd., Travelers Rest | $200 | Drop the kids off for a weekend of outdoor activities, games, singing, and fellowship. 

80s Dance Night | Fri., May 27 | 8 p.m. | Swanson’s Warehouse, 12 N. Irvine St. | $5 | Grab your spandex and shoulder pads for a night of 80s dance music, featuring a DJ and a Talking Heads cover band. 

Ryan Davis | Fri., May 27-Sun., May 29 | Multiple times | The Comedy Zone, 515 N. Main St. | $25+ | NC native Ryan Davis returns to the Comedy Zone stage for a night of laughs. 

Saturday, May 28

TD Saturday Market | Sat., May 28 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Main Street | Free | Shop produce, specialty foods, and crafts from over 75 local vendors. 

The Brewery Comedy Tour | Sat., May 28 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Thomas Creek Brewery, 2054 Piedmont Hwy. | $14 | Enjoy a live comedy show with acts featured on live TV and in top festivals. 

The Mass Queer Aid Ball | Sat., May 28 | 7-11:30 p.m. | Carolina Bauernhaus, 556 Perry Ave. | $15+ | Put on your best mask and dance with circus performers, all to support Pridelink of Greenville. 

Gallabrae | Sat., May 28 | 8:30 a.m. | Furman University | $20 | The Upstate transforms into the Scottish Highlands for a day of traditional Scottish games, music, and fun. 

Take Flight 5K and 1 mile | Sat., May 28 | 8 a.m. | Downtown Airport Park, 21 Airport Ext. | $10+ | Run on the runway at this fast, flat rac, with a pre-race ceremony to honor fallen service members. 

Sunday, May 29

Chef’s Tasting Menu at Topsoil | Sun., May 29 | 5 p.m. | Topsoil Kitchen & Market, 13 S. Main St., Travelers Rest | $65 | Indulge in a unique five-course meal that changes weekly. 

Sundress Party | Sun., May 29 | 6 p.m. | REVEL, 304 E. Stone Ave. | $20+ | Grab your best sundress and celebrate the beginning of summer. 

Sunday Patio Party Feat. James Tucker | Sun., May 29 | 3-6 p.m. | Tetrad Brewing Company, 603 E. Stone Ave | $3 | Hang out on the Tetrad patio and listen to live music from a local artist. 

Will Shehan & Off The Wall | Sun., May 29 | 2-5 p.m. | Fireforge Crafted Beer, 311 E. Washington St. | Free | Enjoy live music from local artists and Fireforge brews. 

Music on the Mountain: Dan Lane | Sun., May 29 | 1-4 p.m. | Eagle Mountain Winery Patio, 2330 Hwy. 11, Travelers Rest | Free entry | Sip Eagle Mountain wines and enjoy live music from local musician Dan Lane.  

Monday, May 30 – Tuesday, May 31 

Monday, May 30

GTC Freedom Flyer 2 Miler | Mon., May 30 | 8:30 a.m. | Kroc Center, 424 Westfield St. | $15 | Run through a downtown Greenville course lined with American flags to honor the service men and women who gave their lives fighting for their country. 

MEnTAL  Monday | Mon., May 23 | 6 p.m. | The Radio Room, 110 Poinsett Hwy. | Free | Test your trivia knowledge as you rock out and sip happy hour specials. 

Strange Orchard Memorial Day Live Music | Mon., May 23 | 3-5 p.m. | Fireforge Crafted Beer, 311 E. Washington St. | Free | Sip memorial day brews from Fireforge and enjoy live music from local rock group Strange Orchard.

Tuesday, May 31

Greer Pet Idol | Tues., May 31 | 5-8 p.m. | Greer City Park, 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer | Free | Bring your pup downtown for a dog parade and pet-friendly vendors to benefit Saved by the Heart Companion Animal Servcies. 

Presenting Parkside | Tues., May 31 | 6 p.m. | Parkside Pediatrics, 525 Verdae Blvd. | Free | Learn about Parkside Pediatrics and tour the facility.