UI provides intriguing events and programs that will connect you with our international community.

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Hula: the Dance of the Heart
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
E Komo Mai, come join Kaleo Wheeler, Hula Instructor, for this Ancient Storytelling and Sacred Dance.  Experience a different form of healthy exercise for the mind and body that will help you: increase your physical fitness; experience calmness, well being and joy; have a better relationship with your body and body image; improve your confidence and self-esteem and connect you to your inner essence, your self-expression and your creativity.  No dance experience necessary.
Each workshop is  $45.  Register by calling Kaleo at  914-466-0015 or emailing her at [email protected]
Feb
28
Thu
2019
1st Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm

                   Welcome to the 1st Annual                                         Greenville Jewish Film Festival                                  a part of Upstate International Month.

Get ready for 3 days of films and special events:
Thursday, February 28 – Sunday March 3, 2019.  

Buy your tickets today!

February 28 @ 6:00 pm              March 2 @ 7:00 pm             March 3 @ 4:00 pm

                    Visit the website to learn more about the movie line up.
 

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival (GJFF) will be an annual Festival which features a wide array of International Films exploring themes related to the Jewish experience.

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival in association with the support of other community groups, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We hope to inspire appreciation for the various forms of Jewish identity and to foster a warm sense of community.

Please join us for inspiring evenings of entertainment, delicious bites and thought provoking discussions.
All shows will be at the Greenville One Center
Mar
1
Fri
2019
100 Bells to Kick Off Upstate International Month
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Clemson University Carillon

To Kick off Upstate International Month join Clemson University Carillon. 23 National Anthems from around the world will be performed.

Israel performed by Sarah Baum, Chemical Engineering
Canada performed by Cal Bedenbaugh, History
The United States, France, and China performed by Linda Dzuris, University Carillonneur

                Germany performed by Sam Hobson, Performing Arts

                           Belgium performed by Ashley Hodge, Sports Communication
                         Lebanon performed by Sam Ingerslew, Mechanical Engineering
                                The Netherlands performed by Erin Kelsey, Computer Engineering
Russia performed by John Lawler, Computer Engineering

Chile, Mexico, Iceland, Cuba, and the Philippines
performed by Aubrey Lawson, Graduate Computer Science
South Africa performed by Kate Mills, Nursing
Japan performed by Maria Roberts, Psychology
Sweden performed by Rachel Rosstedt, Civil Engineering

Scotland performed by Erica Snow, General Engineering

Uganda performed by Callie Stuart, Bio-Engineering
United Kingdom, Ireland, and India performed by Darby Ward, Graduate History

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Hinamatsuri Japanese Doll Festival
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – Mar 3 @ 1:30 pm

The Japan America Association of SC is partnering with The Children’s Museum of the Upstate to offer Children’s Activities for the Hinamatsuri Japanese doll festival.
Ornamental dolls will be on display through March 3rd.
(More event details here)
Mardi Gras at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy a Mardi Gras themed menu from the Swamp Cafe or Swamp Pizza area!


 

Inaugural Korea Night
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm

March is Upstate International Month. The Korea Center is proud to kick off the celebration by holding its first Korea Night on Saturday, March 2nd at 6 pm. Please come and enjoy an evening of dinner, Korean music and dance entertainment, and a cash bar at the Commerce Club. For our guests who cannot attend, of course there is the option to donate. All tickets and donations are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
It has been five years since Greenville Korea Center first opened its doors. Greenville Korea Center is dedicated to fostering Korean American civic participation among its members and seeing the future generations grow up celebrating and cherishing their ethnicity and cultural heritage on their way to becoming engaged and caring citizens of the globe. The Center operates a Korean School and welcomes the general public to experience the rich traditions and history of Korea through specialized programs, sponsored events, and various learning resources. Slowly but surely we are getting introduced to the community.
Ticket information coming soon.
1st Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm

                  Welcome to the 1st Annual                                    Greenville Jewish Film Festival                          a part of Upstate International Month.

Get ready for 3 days of films and special events:
Thursday, February 28 – Sunday March 3, 2019.  

Buy your tickets today!

March 2 @ 7:00 pm                     March 3 @ 4:00 pm
                    Visit the website to learn more about the movie line up.
 

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival (GJFF) will be an annual Festival which features a wide array of International Films exploring themes related to the Jewish experience.

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival in association with the support of other community groups, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We hope to inspire appreciation for the various forms of Jewish identity and to foster a warm sense of community.

Please join us for inspiring evenings of entertainment, delicious bites and thought provoking discussions.
All shows will be at the Greenville One Center
Mar
3
Sun
2019
1st Annual Greenville Jewish Film Festival
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm

Welcome to the 1st Annual 

              Greenville Jewish Film Festival               

a part of Upstate International Month.

Get ready for 3 days of films and special events:
Thursday, February 28 – Sunday March 3, 2019.  

Buy your tickets today!

 March 3 @ 4:00 pm
                    Visit the website to learn more about the movie line up.
 

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival (GJFF) will be an annual Festival which features a wide array of International Films exploring themes related to the Jewish experience.

The Greenville Jewish Film Festival in association with the support of other community groups, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We hope to inspire appreciation for the various forms of Jewish identity and to foster a warm sense of community.

Please join us for inspiring evenings of entertainment, delicious bites and thought provoking discussions.
All shows will be at the Greenville One Center
Mar
5
Tue
2019
Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Upcountry History Museum
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Celebrate “Fat Tuesday” at the Upcountry History Museum. Enjoy Mardi Gras craft, festive snacks, and more.

Celebrations at UHM are FREE to Museum Members, and FREE with regular admission for all other guests.


 

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Community Book Read, Author Talk, and Book Signing . . .
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meet Daniel Stone, author of THE FOOD EXPLORER

6:00pm: Delicious treats from Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery, and book sales
6:30pm: Daniel Stone talks about The Food Explorer, followed by Q&A with the audience, and a book signing.
Daniel Stone is a writer on environmental science, agriculture, and botany in Washington D.C. He writes for National Geographic and is a former White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He has written for Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Vice, and Literary Hub. He teaches environmental policy at Johns Hopkins University.
Cost: FREE, but please RSVP by clicking here.
Sponsored by: Fiction Addiction, Slow Food Upstate,
Greenville Tech Sustainable Ag Program,
Swamp Rabbit Cafe and
Grocery, and Upstate International.
Mar
8
Fri
2019
International Women’s Day
Mar 8 all-day

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019

Campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter

Better the balance, better the world. Celebrate women’s achievements on Friday March 8, while calling for a more gender-balanced world.

Mar
13
Wed
2019
International Business Conference 2019: Applying Language in the Global Marketplace
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Organized and hosted by the Language and International Trade Council. With the support of the Department of Languages

 

The purpose of the Language and International Trade Conference is:

  • To provide leadership opportunities for students of foreign languages
  • To promote student awareness of international businesses in the region
  • To provide networking opportunities for students, alumni and international firms
  • To raise awareness and understanding of globalization
  • To highlight Clemson University’s relationship to the business community
  • To promote Language and International Trade especially the importance of language and culture study for the professions
For more information: Visit their website
Mar
16
Sat
2019
Hula: the Dance of the Heart
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Upstate International Month presents for the very first time the opportunity to learn the art of Hula      

E Komo Mai, come join Kaleo Wheeler, Hula Instructor, for this Ancient Storytelling and Sacred Dance.  Experience a different form of healthy exercise for the mind and body that will help you: increase your physical fitness; experience calmness, well being and joy; have a better relationship with your body and body image; improve your confidence and self-esteem and connect you to your inner essence, your self-expression and your creativity.  No dance experience necessary.
Each workshop is  $45.  Register by calling Kaleo at  914-466-0015 or emailing her at [email protected]
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Since 2012, The Ancient Order of Hibernians hosted a parade in Greenville, which has continued to grow from a small downtown march from St. Mary’s Church into a multi-unit event including multiple bands, civic groups, and charitable organizations.

 

In 2018, in order for this community celebration of Irish Culture to grow and take its rightful place as a marquee event in Greenville, members of several Irish community organizations came together to create the Greenville St. Patrick’s Day Committee. They invite you to join them in celebrating Irish heritage, civic pride, faith, family, friendship and tradition.

For more info click (here)

Mar
19
Tue
2019
Talk: Malcolm X led by Cynthia King (A Chautauqua Event)
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Cynthia King, PhD is the chair of the Department of Communication Studies at Furman University. She received her BA and MA in Communication at Auburn University and earned her PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. King teaches in the areas of strategic public discourse, public speaking, U.S. Public Address, African American rhetoric, and media studies. Her current research explores the rhetoric of African American political thought.

The Malcolm X Talk is a part of Upstate International Month promoting our rich cultural diversity, heritage, and global connections through a variety of internationally themed events. Upstate International Month is produced by Upstate International in collaboration with their community partners.

Malcolm X blasted the American black liberation movement into global context by actively connecting it to African, Asian, and Latin American revolutionary mobilizations. He brought the movement into a worldview― the struggle for human rights. His ingenuity forged global awareness of the Civil Rights Struggle and catapulted the debate onto the world stage.

During the last year of his life, Malcolm X spent five months in Africa and the Middle East, and almost another month in Europe. In Africa, he built powerful relationships with anti-colonial resistance leaders and the presidents of new nations emerging from colonialism. In the Middle East, presidents and kings recognized Malcolm as the emerging leader of Islam in the United States, and gave him lavish support. In Europe, Malcolm X built relationships with the younger generations of African, Asian, and Middle Eastern leaders who were preparing for their future leadership roles through their studies at Oxford and other elite universities.

“The only way we’ll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba — yes Cuba too.” ― Malcolm X

“One day, may we all meet together in the light of understanding.” ― Malcolm X

 

 

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Italian Cooking and Culture with Chef Josie
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm




 
Join UI on a trip to the Mediterranean and enjoy the flavors of Italy with chef Josie Cassandra as she prepares a special Italian meal for us and shares her cooking secrets.
Chef Josie’s cooking abilities were inherited directly from her mother, an Italian immigrant.  After enrolling in the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco at age 50, Josie perfected her skills and became a world class chef.  After graduating with honors, she headed back to Los Angeles and became an Executive Chef in Beverly Hills and Malibu restaurants and even catered private dinner parties for the stars.
Josie now gives cooking lessons in the Upstate community. The evening of Italian Cooking and Culture will include delicious homemade appetizers, an entree and dessert, paired with the perfect glass of wine.  We look forward to sharing this exquisite evening with you!
UI Member Ticket  $40; Non-Member Ticket  $45
*Please note, maximum of 20 guests allowed, so please register quickly*
If you have any questions please contact Christine Hofbauer at
864-631-2188 or [email protected]
Mar
30
Sat
2019
MELA
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm

The India Association of Greenville Presents: MELA

MUSIC & DANCE

CULTURAL DISPLAYS

FOOD STALLS

ETHNIC JEWELRY

DESIGNER CLOTHING

Fun for the whole family

For more information contact: Krut Patel 864-325-9940; Rajib Mondal 864-216-3906; Vijju Sinha 864-921-1084; Bhavika Bajaj 864-354.9582; Sudhanshu Srivastava 413-687-2706; Mala Ravichandran 864-313-3363