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

Aug
6
Fri
2021
Wings of the City comes to Greenville, SC
Aug 6 all-day
The City of Greenville announced that we will be the first city on the east coast of the US to host the monumental bronze sculpture collection — Wings of the City — by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

The nine sculptures will arrive in town on April 2 and remain on display throughout Falls Park + on the campus of the Peace Center until OctoberClick here for an interactive map to view the future locations of the works of art. #ProTip — If you click on each pin on the map, you can view the name of the sculpture, the year it was created, its size, and a brief description of the inspiration behind its creation.

Map of Wings of the City Sculptures
Map of Wings of the City Sculptures

Previously, the iconic sculpture from the collection Alas de México (alas means wings in Spanish) has even *flown* to Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO; Dubai; and Istanbul.

The city partnered with the Hispanic Alliance, the Jorge Marín Foundation, Bank of America, and others to secure the exhibition of this collection in Greenville. The collection is expected to draw visitors from across the region and Adela Mendoza, executive director of the Hispanic Alliance of SC, said, ‘Wings of the City’ highlights the importance of migration and the cultural exchange that enriches societies…This world-class exhibit celebrates the global spirit of the Upstate — symbolizing human connection across distance, and the role of art as a universal language.”

Sep
3
Fri
2021
Wings of the City comes to Greenville, SC
Sep 3 all-day
The City of Greenville announced that we will be the first city on the east coast of the US to host the monumental bronze sculpture collection — Wings of the City — by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

The nine sculptures will arrive in town on April 2 and remain on display throughout Falls Park + on the campus of the Peace Center until OctoberClick here for an interactive map to view the future locations of the works of art. #ProTip — If you click on each pin on the map, you can view the name of the sculpture, the year it was created, its size, and a brief description of the inspiration behind its creation.

Map of Wings of the City Sculptures
Map of Wings of the City Sculptures

Previously, the iconic sculpture from the collection Alas de México (alas means wings in Spanish) has even *flown* to Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO; Dubai; and Istanbul.

The city partnered with the Hispanic Alliance, the Jorge Marín Foundation, Bank of America, and others to secure the exhibition of this collection in Greenville. The collection is expected to draw visitors from across the region and Adela Mendoza, executive director of the Hispanic Alliance of SC, said, ‘Wings of the City’ highlights the importance of migration and the cultural exchange that enriches societies…This world-class exhibit celebrates the global spirit of the Upstate — symbolizing human connection across distance, and the role of art as a universal language.”

Mar
1
Tue
2022
Oliver – The Epic Musical, Greenville, SC Little Theater
Mar 1 – Mar 17 all-day
Music, Lyrics, and Book by Lionel Bart
Based on the Book Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
March 1-17, 2019

March 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, (Thurs, Fri, Sat) at 8 pm

March 9 (Saturday matinee) at 2 pm

March 3, 10 & 17 (Sunday) at 3 pm

Seat Selection Available to Patrons:  Now! • Seat Selection Available to Subscribers: 02/04/19 • Tickets On Sale To The Public: 02/11/1

From the website:

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s timeless musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. This classic treasure is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike and is one of the few musicals to win both a Tony and an Oscar. The incredible score includes “Consider Yourself,” “As Long As He Needs Me,” “That’s Your Funeral,” and many more.

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!

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
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.

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?

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?

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”)

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.