2014 UCI Para-cycling Road World ChampionshipsIt’s been sixteen years since this official Olympic event has touched down on American soil, and now it is making its way to Greenville. Combining road races, relays, and timed trials throughout the Millenium Campus, the rigorous five-day challenge hosts the world’s top para-cycling athletes. Participating this year is Formula 1 racer Alex Zanardi, using a specially outfitted BMW to perform in the race.
CU-ICAR Millenium Campus, 200 Carolina Point Parkway, Greenville. Aug 27–Sept 1; Wed–Mon, times vary. greenvillesc2014.com
Rusted RootA creative fusion of genres from each corner of the globe, Rusted Root’s 20-year career has trekked the sextet to various stages and alongside acts like Dave Matthews and the Dead. Their 2012 album The Movement, encompasses this entire journey from start to finish, crafted as a tribute to the band’s time together. Their visits to their South Carolina homeland are always denoted by fun, jamtastic concerts that draw fans from all genres.
TD Stage at the Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Fri, Aug 29, 7:30pm. $25. (864) 467-3000, peacecenter.org
Austin Mahone with Fifth HarmonyMove over Justin Bieber—there’s a new tween sensation climbing the charts, and he’s got a posse of “Mahomies” backing him up. Leaping from YouTube to MTV’s Artists to Watch, the young Mahone has teenage girls (and a few grown women) swooning across the nation to “Say Somethin’” and “What About Love.” Mahone is joined by X Factor girl group Fifth Harmony in promotion of his debut album The Secret.
Charter Amphitheatre, 861 SE Main St, Simpsonville. Sun, Aug 31, 7pm. $30-$65. (864) 241-3800, charteramphitheatre.com
Sense of Place
In our day-to-day lives, we sometimes have tunnel vision. An outside perspective can be as informative as insider knowledge. David Bram, editor of fine art photography publication Fraction Magazine, in association with Clemson’s Center for Visual Arts—Greenville, has invited four fine art photographers to visit, observe, and interpret the Village of West Greenville through their lenses. Their images, which accompany audio interviews by the residents of the Village, tell stories of this historic community.
Center for Visual Arts—Greenville, 1278 Pendleton St, Greenville. Thru Aug 30; Tues–Sat, 10:30am–5:30pm. Free. clemson.edu/cva/cva-greenville