DYK: Sushi is historically a casual finger food? Sushi Gois a lowkey sushi scene for those that just want to sit back and ride the sushi wave.
Bang for your buck
Aoki Sushi, 1779 Woodruff Rd., Ste. B
Who says sushi has to be expensive? Check out Aoki Sushi’s menu, with every roll priced under $16and most under $11. Plus, if you go on weekdays between 11 a.m.-3 p.m., you get 10% off your rolls.
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. 🎶
Bare Bone Vodka tasting | Wed., May 11th | 3:30-6:30 p.m. | 19 Wine and Spirits, 101 Verdae Blvd., Ste. 190 | Free | Try the newest, smoothest Texas vodka around, and enter to win two tickets to see Tyler Farr at Cowboy Up on Fri., May 13. *
Happy Hour with Bare Bone Vodka | Wed., May 11 | 5-7 p.m. | Society Sandwich Bar + Social Club, 18 E. Coffee St. | Free | Enjoy Bare Bone cocktails, win free swag, and enter to win two tickets to see Tyler Farr at Cowboy Up on Fri., May 13. 🍸*
SpringSkunk Music Fest | Thurs., May 12-Sat., May 14 | Times vary | 4067 Jordan Rd., Greer | $50+ | Enjoy three days of live music from headliners, camping, and food vendors. 🎶
36th Annual Greek Festival | Fri., May 13-Sun., May 15 | Hours vary | Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 406 N. Academy St. | Free entry | Indulge in a weekend of traditional Greek food, music + dancing. 🇬🇷
Barre + Brews | Fri., May 13 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Double Stamp Brewery, 819 Laurens Rd. | $10 | Enjoy a 30-minute Pure Barre class and stay for a beer. 🍺*
Tyler Farr | Fri., May 13 | Doors open at 6 p.m. | Cowboy Up, 701 Easley Bridge Rd., Unit 6030 | $20+ | Check out one of country music’s rising stars and enjoy some Bare Bone cocktails. 🎶*
Experience VICARIO Distillery and Farm | Fri., May 13-Sat., May 14 | 12-5 p.m. | Vicario, 800 Old Jones Rd., Greer | $15 | Visit the Vicario farm and facility for a tasting experience featuring gin + 15 award-winning liqueurs.*
Spring Showers Bring May Flowers | Sat., May 14 | 11 a.m. | Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer | $60 | Sip on a complimentary hibiscus margarita as you learn how to use edible flowers in your cooking.
Block & Barley Market Grand Opening | Sat., May 14 | 1-4 p.m. | Block & Barley Market, 624 Poinsett Hwy. | Enjoy live music + get your fill of smoked meats and homemade pimento cheese to celebrate the official opening of this new urban market. 🥩
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$55 million. That’s how much the City of Greenville approved in installment purchase revenue bonds, which will go towards completing the public safety campus(like purchasing the former Fluor building on Halton Road) and starting the Neighborhood Infrastructure Bond project. The bonds will be issued in two portions. (Greenville Journal)
The City of Greenville, City of Mauldin, and Greenville County Council will conduct a study to build a parallel road along Woodruff Road with the goal of relieving congestion. The study area is just past Mall Connector Road to Smith Hines Road. The City plans to connect with businesses and stakeholders soon. (Greenville Journal)
Mark your July calendars, GVL. Independence Day fireworkswill take place in Unity Park on Mon., July 4 from 6-10 p.m. Make sure to bring a blanket + picnic dinner. 🎆
The City of Greenville City Council passed an ordinance this week that allows properly-licensed food trucks at community events that are approved by the City. Start planning which food truck you’ll have at your next event. (Greenville Journal)
Loaves & Fishes’Taste of the Upstate event is Sun., May 22 at Zen Greenville, with proceeds supporting the nonprofit’s mission to fight food insecurity and waste in the Upstate. The event will feature small plates from 10 local chefs + restaurants and activities like a silent auction. Get your tickets.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, businesses in the Augusta Commons shopping plaza(2222 Augusta St.)will donate a portion of their salesto Gateway, a nonprofit that helps Upstate adults with mental illness. Participants include Twill, Chicken Salad Chick, MUSE, Mug & Muffin Café, and Elephant’s Trunk + shoppers have a chance to win raffle prizes.
Greenville students + adults are invited to participate in The Butterfly Memorial Project, the first Holocaust memorial in the Upstate honoring Max and Trude Heller.
Paint a ceramic butterfly at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate during Open Studios this month (Tues. + Thurs., 9:30-12 p.m. and Wed. and Fri., 1-4 p.m.).
The City of Greer is opening 10 new pickleball courts at Tryon Park(226 Oakland Ave., Greer)Thurs., May 12 at 5 p.m. Catch Mayor Rick Danner’s first serve on the courts at 5:15 p.m., enjoy Abbott’s Frozen Custard, and listen to Wes Hightower live from 7-8 p.m.
Here we go again. Mamma Mia is coming to the Greenville Theatre Fri., June 3-Sun., June 26. Tickets are now available for the ABBA-inspired musical directed by Max Quinlan.
Spartanburg School District Three is launching a pre-kindergarten class for 3 year olds at Pacolet Elementary School this fall. The class will have a maximum of 15 students and be a full-day program. Call the Spartanburg School District Three office or Pacolet Elementary School to register. 🍎 (WSPA)
The brain is just like any other organ — it can get sick, too. That means anyone may be suffering from mental health issues. They might even be considering suicide. Prisma Health psychiatrist Stephanie Berg, MD, explains how brain health impacts mental health + how to recognize the warning signs of suicide.*
Apartment hunting? Tours are available for Judson Mill Lofts’ only available unit, the 1144-sqft, two bed, two bath B2 floor plan available starting June 5. The loft plan features keyless entry, three spacious closets(including a walk-in), granite countertops + more.*
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As you make your way to and from Easley on Highway 123, you’ll notice something a little more colorful.
Dumah Morgan has been busy adding a mural to the once white wall of the Practice Pad, a music school at the corner of South Washington Avenue + Easley Bridge Road. You may recognize some of the musicians in the mural, like:
Editor’s Pick:TakoSushi was the first Greenville sushi spot my husband (who was born + raised here) took me to when I came to meet his family, and it’s where my brother-in-law brought his now-wife for their first date. They went on to honeymoon in Japan, so I’d say it’s a good spot for a budding romance. Didn’t see your favorite sushi place on our list? Sockeye-it to me. 🍣
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