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Jan
25
Sat
2020
Burns Night 2020
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Please join us on January 25th 2020, for a evening of revelry, as we celebrate the life and times of Scotland’s most beloved poet Robert Burns. The evening will be a mixture of traditional activities as well as a more modern twist on the worldwide celebrations. As usual dinner, dancing, the usual Address to the Laddies, Lassies and the honored guest the “King o’the puddin’ race…”, as well as our open mike celebration. Bring your favorite poem to recite (in the spirit of ‘Rabbie’ it can be your own or something penned by the famous). Be sure to join us for an evening you are likely to long remember. See you then.
Tickets are $45 and include Parking, Dinner, Toasts, Dancing, Cash Bar, Door Prizes and Silent Auction.  Ticket sales end on Jan 22 so be sure to buy your tickets soon.
For tickets and information click here.
Jan
29
Wed
2020
Throw Down Your Heart
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Enjoy a screening and discussion on the film Throw Down Your Heart, which connects the origins of the banjo in Africa and the Caribbean to the Appalachian region. In partnership with the Carolina Music Museum and the Spartanburg Philharmonic.  Click here for more information.
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Feb
3
Mon
2020
Around the World in 3/4 Time
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come Dance with the Greenville International Folk Dancers
every Monday in February
 
Learn to move confidently in waltz time with line, circle and set dances from around the world.  No partner or experience needed. Hosted by the Greenville International Folk Dancers with Greenville Parks and Recreation.
Cost: $8.00 for the entire 4-week session; $3/4 per night.
For more information please contact Judy at [email protected] or click here.
Ensemble 4.1
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm

Ensemble 4.1 is a “piano windtet” brought to life by four wind soloists from top German orchestras and one unmistakable pianist.
Click here for information and tickets.
Feb
10
Mon
2020
Around the World in 3/4 Time
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come Dance with the Greenville International Folk Dancers
every Monday in February
 
Learn to move confidently in waltz time with line, circle and set dances from around the world.  No partner or experience needed. Hosted by the Greenville International Folk Dancers with Greenville Parks and Recreation.
Cost: $8.00 for the entire 4-week session; $3/4 per night.
For more information please contact Judy at [email protected] or click here.
Feb
17
Mon
2020
Around the World in 3/4 Time
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come Dance with the Greenville International Folk Dancers
every Monday in February
 
Learn to move confidently in waltz time with line, circle and set dances from around the world.  No partner or experience needed. Hosted by the Greenville International Folk Dancers with Greenville Parks and Recreation.
Cost: $8.00 for the entire 4-week session; $3/4 per night.
For more information please contact Judy at [email protected] or click here.
Feb
20
Thu
2020
2nd Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm
The Greenville Jewish Film Festival
Celebrating art in more ways than one.
The GJFF is devoted to exploring Jewish arts and culture in more ways than just film. It’s why in addition to the incredible film screenings, happy hours and intermissions we’re serving up this year, the GJFF has partnered with talented local muralist, Adam Schrimmer, who will be creating an interactive experience for our guests. The artwork concepts will consist of themed paintings about the movies that are being screened. Adam will draw the image ahead of time in black and then during the event, Adam will guide the guests to take part in a paint by numbers experience.  Each event evening, a 4’ x 8’ panel will be completed by our guests that represents the movie being shown. The panels will then be donated as “traveling artwork” to businesses in the Greenville community in order to bring awareness to the GJFF.
We look forward to everyone’s participation in the symbolic and artistic endeavor!
Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:00 pm
“Golda’s Balcony, The Film”
Saturday, February 22, 2020
7:00 pm
“Shoelaces”
Sunday, February 23
3 sessions
A Day of Shorts
The GJFF mission is simple: showcase films that expose the community of Greenville to the rich and diverse heritage of Judaism.  Our hope is that through the art of film, we can inspire our community to see beyond differences, and rather connect over the ties that bind us all, like respect, love and passion. Our selection of movies allows for an opportunity to think critically and feel powerfully.
We hope you join us!
Feb
22
Sat
2020
2nd Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Greenville Jewish Film Festival
Celebrating art in more ways than one.
The GJFF is devoted to exploring Jewish arts and culture in more ways than just film. It’s why in addition to the incredible film screenings, happy hours and intermissions we’re serving up this year, the GJFF has partnered with talented local muralist, Adam Schrimmer, who will be creating an interactive experience for our guests. The artwork concepts will consist of themed paintings about the movies that are being screened. Adam will draw the image ahead of time in black and then during the event, Adam will guide the guests to take part in a paint by numbers experience.  Each event evening, a 4’ x 8’ panel will be completed by our guests that represents the movie being shown. The panels will then be donated as “traveling artwork” to businesses in the Greenville community in order to bring awareness to the GJFF.
We look forward to everyone’s participation in the symbolic and artistic endeavor!
Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:00 pm
“Golda’s Balcony, The Film”
Saturday, February 22, 2020
7:00 pm
“Shoelaces”
Sunday, February 23
3 sessions
A Day of Shorts
The GJFF mission is simple: showcase films that expose the community of Greenville to the rich and diverse heritage of Judaism.  Our hope is that through the art of film, we can inspire our community to see beyond differences, and rather connect over the ties that bind us all, like respect, love and passion. Our selection of movies allows for an opportunity to think critically and feel powerfully.
We hope you join us!
Feb
23
Sun
2020
2nd Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm
The Greenville Jewish Film Festival
Celebrating art in more ways than one.
The GJFF is devoted to exploring Jewish arts and culture in more ways than just film. It’s why in addition to the incredible film screenings, happy hours and intermissions we’re serving up this year, the GJFF has partnered with talented local muralist, Adam Schrimmer, who will be creating an interactive experience for our guests. The artwork concepts will consist of themed paintings about the movies that are being screened. Adam will draw the image ahead of time in black and then during the event, Adam will guide the guests to take part in a paint by numbers experience.  Each event evening, a 4’ x 8’ panel will be completed by our guests that represents the movie being shown. The panels will then be donated as “traveling artwork” to businesses in the Greenville community in order to bring awareness to the GJFF.
We look forward to everyone’s participation in the symbolic and artistic endeavor!
Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:00 pm
“Golda’s Balcony, The Film”
Saturday, February 22, 2020
7:00 pm
“Shoelaces”
Sunday, February 23
3 sessions
A Day of Shorts
The GJFF mission is simple: showcase films that expose the community of Greenville to the rich and diverse heritage of Judaism.  Our hope is that through the art of film, we can inspire our community to see beyond differences, and rather connect over the ties that bind us all, like respect, love and passion. Our selection of movies allows for an opportunity to think critically and feel powerfully.
We hope you join us!
Feb
24
Mon
2020
Around the World in 3/4 Time
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come Dance with the Greenville International Folk Dancers
every Monday in February
 
Learn to move confidently in waltz time with line, circle and set dances from around the world.  No partner or experience needed. Hosted by the Greenville International Folk Dancers with Greenville Parks and Recreation.
Cost: $8.00 for the entire 4-week session; $3/4 per night.
For more information please contact Judy at [email protected] or click here.
Mar
17
Tue
2020
Rosa Parks: a talk by Teresa Cobsy, J.D.
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Teresa Nesbitt Cosby is an Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Furman University. Her specialty is constitutional law and racial and ethnic politics. Her J.D. is from Howard University.

Ms. Cosby was the law clerk of retired United States Magistrate Judge William M. Catoe, Jr., she has served as an Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, was the Executive Director of Legal Services of South Carolina, and the former Legal Services of Western Carolina. She has also served as the Executive Director of the Black Family Land Trust, a six state

program. She serves and has served on national, state and local boards of directors, which includes her service as chair of the Civil Policy Group of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, and the Upstate Community Mediation Center.

This event is a discussion NOT an in-character performance. In the Chautauqua History Comes Alive Festival June 12 – 2, Rosa Parks will be performed by Becky Stone from Fairview, NC.

Apr
14
Tue
2020
Russian Renaissance
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm
Through stunning performances of everything from tango and folk to classical and jazz, Russian Renaissance is redefining the possibilities of their traditional Russian folk instruments – balalaika, domra/domra alto, button accordion, and balalaika contrabasso – and capturing the attention of audiences worldwide.
Click here for information and tickets.