Upstate International provides intriguing events and programs that will connect you with our international community. Find your way to explore our local global cultures.

Feb
28
Mon
2022
Tango Argentina – Newberry Opera House
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A dozen of Argentina’s greatest tango dancers and musicians come to Newberry for this extraordinary and thrilling program. Under the direction of Marcos Ayala, dancers Ivana Ayala and Pedro Sanchiz take center stage, showcasing why sensuality and charisma have survived to the present time.

Mar
1
Tue
2022
Upstate International Month – Ring the Bells
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Annually for 10 years, Upstate International Month has been launched at 12 noon on March 1. UI encourages everyone to ring 100 bells at 12 noon to announce the month-long celebration of our Upstate South Carolina international connections, heritage, and diversity.

Churches, communities, and other organizations are invited to join this tradition – ring 100 bells at 12 noon on March 1st each year – let your community know about Upstate International Month.

This tradition has connections with Greenville, SC’s Sister Cities International connection with Bergamo, Italy. where they ring 100 bells every night at 10 pm in a tradition that use to indicate the closing of the city gates.  Our photo is the Clemson Univesity Carillon, which annually joins the bell-ringing tradition.

Mar
3
Thu
2022
Art Walk – Chapman Center, Spartanburg, SC
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spartanburg ArtWalk is a free self-guided tour through participating galleries across Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Stop by each 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to enjoy Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience!

When: Each third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Where: Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District and more!

What: Art, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience.

Why: Galleries and museums stay open late to allow guests to enjoy various exhibitions and art-related activities. If touring the Spartanburg Arts Cultural is on your to-do list, there is no better time to do it than during Spartanburg ArtWalk! Wine. Food. Art. What more could you possibly need?

Mar
4
Fri
2022
First Fridays – Open Studios | Mayfair Art Studios
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Each month, Mayfair Art Studios hosts First Fridays – Open Studios for its Resident Creatives to showcase their work.

At First Fridays, Resident Creatives open their studio doors so the public can gain perspective on their creative process.

While at First Fridays, you’ll be able to view new work from the creatives while getting to know each of them and what drives their creativity. Explore what’s Made at Mayfair!

First Friday – Metropolitan Arts Council
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Fridays invites you to navigate Greenville’s visual arts scene each month as galleries and venues are open to the public from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. There are a number of resources on this page to help you plan your route. First, you can sign up for our eblast list to receive gallery highlights in your inbox each month before the event. Second, you can visit our maps to find the main areas where the galleries are located. Lastly, our gallery directory contains contact information and directions through Google Maps to each location.

The Soldier’s Tale – Greenville Symphony Chamber Series
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The soldier’s Tale –

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Featuring narrator and dancers from International Ballet
STRAVINSKY “The Soldier’s Tale” 

Written in 1918, The Soldier’s Tale is a miracle of musical concision and precision. Each instrument is a distinct voice: trombone drooping and sliding sardonically, adding a mock-military oom-pah to underpin the cornet’s officious fanfares and timpani blows, with bassoon and an ironic, jeering clarinet filling out the texture.

Season subscriptions for the 2021-2022 seasons are available for purchase through the Peace Center box office by phone. Please call to check availability at 864-467-3000. Peace Center box office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

Graphic from 2015 Actor’s Chapel, New York, NY

Mar
5
Sat
2022
Carefree – Spartanburg Philharmonic
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Spartanburg Philharmonic for an enthralling evening of charming and cheerful music highlighted by Mozart’s Violin Concert No. 3 performed by soloist Sumina Studer on a 1707 Stradivarius violin.

The Soldier’s Tale – Greenville Symphony Chamber Series
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The soldier’s Tale –

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Featuring narrator and dancers from International Ballet
STRAVINSKY “The Soldier’s Tale” 

Written in 1918, The Soldier’s Tale is a miracle of musical concision and precision. Each instrument is a distinct voice: trombone drooping and sliding sardonically, adding a mock-military oom-pah to underpin the cornet’s officious fanfares and timpani blows, with bassoon and an ironic, jeering clarinet filling out the texture.

Season subscriptions for the 2021-2022 seasons are available for purchase through the Peace Center box office by phone. Please call to check availability at 864-467-3000. Peace Center box office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

Graphic from 2015 Actor’s Chapel, New York, NY

Mar
6
Sun
2022
National Foreign Language Week – March 7 – 13
Mar 6 – Mar 12 all-day

National Foreign Language Week – Open your mind to language

Alpha Mu Gamma is the National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society. AMG was established in 1931 and is the first and largest national collegiate foreign language honor society of the United State.  AMG recognizes exceptional achievements in all foreign languages (including American Sign Language).

Celebrate learning a language during this week.  Encourage a student to keep learning, and learn a few words in another language and discover new parts of your world.

Graphic: Connect with Laguages.com; no connection with UI,
Trade Winds Forum & Mission: Middle East & North Africa in Dubai
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day

Trade Winds Forum & Mission: Middle East & North Africa in Dubai

March 6-8, 2022. – https://www.scexports.org/ 

Trade Winds is a multifaceted program designed to help companies achieve growth and exposure in specific markets or regions around the world.

The Soldier’s Tale – Greenville Symphony Chamber Series
Mar 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The soldier’s Tale –

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Featuring narrator and dancers from International Ballet
STRAVINSKY “The Soldier’s Tale” 

Written in 1918, The Soldier’s Tale is a miracle of musical concision and precision. Each instrument is a distinct voice: trombone drooping and sliding sardonically, adding a mock-military oom-pah to underpin the cornet’s officious fanfares and timpani blows, with bassoon and an ironic, jeering clarinet filling out the texture.

Season subscriptions for the 2021-2022 seasons are available for purchase through the Peace Center box office by phone. Please call to check availability at 864-467-3000. Peace Center box office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

Graphic from 2015 Actor’s Chapel, New York, NY

Mar
8
Tue
2022
International Women’s Day
Mar 8 all-day

international Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.

Samson et Dalilah – Bob Jones University – Greenville
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The University Opera Association mounts Camille Saint-Saëns’ dramatic and beautiful opera, which portrays the biblical story of Samson as he turns his eyes from the God of the Hebrews to the worldly pleasures of the oppressive Philistines and the deceptive ploys of the temptress Dalila. 

Mar
10
Thu
2022
Art Walk – Chapman Center, Spartanburg, SC
Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spartanburg ArtWalk is a free self-guided tour through participating galleries across Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Stop by each 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to enjoy Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience!

When: Each third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Where: Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District and more!

What: Art, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience.

Why: Galleries and museums stay open late to allow guests to enjoy various exhibitions and art-related activities. If touring the Spartanburg Arts Cultural is on your to-do list, there is no better time to do it than during Spartanburg ArtWalk! Wine. Food. Art. What more could you possibly need?

Samson et Dalilah – Bob Jones University – Greenville
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The University Opera Association mounts Camille Saint-Saëns’ dramatic and beautiful opera, which portrays the biblical story of Samson as he turns his eyes from the God of the Hebrews to the worldly pleasures of the oppressive Philistines and the deceptive ploys of the temptress Dalila. 

Mar
12
Sat
2022
Samson et Dalilah – Bob Jones University – Greenville
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The University Opera Association mounts Camille Saint-Saëns’ dramatic and beautiful opera, which portrays the biblical story of Samson as he turns his eyes from the God of the Hebrews to the worldly pleasures of the oppressive Philistines and the deceptive ploys of the temptress Dalila. 

Mar
17
Thu
2022
Art Walk – Chapman Center, Spartanburg, SC
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spartanburg ArtWalk is a free self-guided tour through participating galleries across Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Stop by each 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to enjoy Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience!

When: Each third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Where: Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District and more!

What: Art, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience.

Why: Galleries and museums stay open late to allow guests to enjoy various exhibitions and art-related activities. If touring the Spartanburg Arts Cultural is on your to-do list, there is no better time to do it than during Spartanburg ArtWalk! Wine. Food. Art. What more could you possibly need?

Celtic Angels Ireland – Newberry Opera House
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Celtic Angels Ireland, The Celtic Knight Dancers, and The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin will captivate all audiences by providing world-class Irish dancing, vocals, and instrumentals.  Through their shared zeal and passion for Ireland’s musical traditions, this troupe enables their audiences to experience Ireland without the plane ride.

 

Mar
19
Sat
2022
National Quilting Day
Mar 19 all-day

Quilting is an art form that is worldwide, the US observes National Day.  2022 is the 30th year of this observance.

The Quilt Alliance and the National Quilt Museum are proud to be the coordinators of this special day! Check this page often for fun and meaningful ideas for celebrating National Quilting Day, graphics and posters you can use to publicize your own NQD events, and a home base for this important day to honor and promote quilting!   More information: https://quiltalliance.org/nationalquiltingday/

Explore examples of quilts called “around the world:” https://quiltdom.com/trip-around-world-quilts/

 

Saint-Saens’ Thundering “Organ” Symphony
Mar 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

2021-2022 MASTERWORKS SERIES

March 19 & 20 – Saint-Saens’ Thundering “Organ” Symphony

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Laura Colgate, violin
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1
SAINT-SAENS Symphony No.3 (“Organ”)

Mar
20
Sun
2022
French Language Day – Learn About
Mar 20 all-day

“The French Language Day is a day to create conscience among the official and staff members of the history, culture, development and use of the French language throughout the United Nations. 20 March was chosen because on this same day the 77 members states of the International Organization of La Francophonie celebrate the International Francophonie Day. Because there are six official languages in the United Nations, this day is actually part of a group of other 5 more days meant to promote multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the United Nations.”

“Les Journées des langues aux Nations Unies ont été introduites en 2010 pour célébrer le multilinguisme et la diversité culturelle et promouvoir l’utilisation égale des six langues officielles à travers toute l’Organisation. Ces journées sont aussi l’occasion de sensibiliser la communauté des Nations Unies à l’histoire, à la culture et à l’utilisation de chacune de ces langues.

La date du 20 mars a été choisie en référence au 20 mars 1970, marqué par la création à Niamey, au Niger, de l’Agence de coopération culturelle et technique (ACCT), devenue par la suite Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).”

For more information please visit the site below:

https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/francophonieday

https://www.francophonie.org/

 

Saint-Saens’ Thundering “Organ” Symphony
Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

2021-2022 MASTERWORKS SERIES

March 19 & 20 – Saint-Saens’ Thundering “Organ” Symphony

Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor
Laura Colgate, violin
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1
SAINT-SAENS Symphony No.3 (“Organ”)

Siberian Virtuosi – Newberry Opera House
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Siberian Virtuosi is The State Ensemble of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) made up of 10 violinists and a pianist. For their cultural and artistic achievements, Siberian Virtuosi was rewarded with the highest honor of the State – the name of the State Ensemble of Violinists of the Republic of Yakutia.

The Ensemble is also a winner of numerous international awards, including an International Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, “Music Week of Tours” in France, Grand Prix in Cremona, Italy, Grand Prix in Hungary, and many others. No strangers to international tours nor television and radio appearances, this expert group returns to the Newberry Opera House this March.

Mar
24
Thu
2022
Art Walk – Chapman Center, Spartanburg, SC
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spartanburg ArtWalk is a free self-guided tour through participating galleries across Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Stop by each 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to enjoy Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience!

When: Each third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Where: Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District and more!

What: Art, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience.

Why: Galleries and museums stay open late to allow guests to enjoy various exhibitions and art-related activities. If touring the Spartanburg Arts Cultural is on your to-do list, there is no better time to do it than during Spartanburg ArtWalk! Wine. Food. Art. What more could you possibly need?

Mar
31
Thu
2022
Art Walk – Chapman Center, Spartanburg, SC
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spartanburg ArtWalk is a free self-guided tour through participating galleries across Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Stop by each 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to enjoy Cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience!

When: Each third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Where: Spartanburg Downtown Cultural District and more!

What: Art, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the Spartanburg cultural experience.

Why: Galleries and museums stay open late to allow guests to enjoy various exhibitions and art-related activities. If touring the Spartanburg Arts Cultural is on your to-do list, there is no better time to do it than during Spartanburg ArtWalk! Wine. Food. Art. What more could you possibly need?

Apr
23
Sat
2022
Greer Goes International, Greer, SC
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn more about more than 40 countries from representatives at each booth. Enjoy native performances and perhaps even give the musical instruments a try yourself.

Grab a snack from one of the many vendors on the City Park promenade or a food truck. You’ll find everything from gyros to fajitas here!

Children will love the arts and crafts activities representing various countries. From making native masks to showing off henna tattoos, the Greer Goes Global International Festival is for kids of all ages.