ZZ TopThe men of many beards have been rocking for 45 years, with hits like “La Grange,” “Legs,” and “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” attracting countless fans. As part of the Biltmore Estate’s summer concert series, the “sharp dressed” Texans are guaranteed to turn it up throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, playing favorites from their catalog of 15 albums and numerous incarnations of their hard-rock sound. Just don’t forget to wear your cheap sunglasses.
Biltmore South Terrace, Biltmore House, 1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC. Wed, July 30, 8pm. $60. (800) 411-3812, biltmore.com
Antony and CleopatraGiving new meaning to the term “dysfunctional relationship,” Shakespeare’s historical tragedy isn’t your typical tale of star-crossed lovers. Esteemed Roman general Mark Antony falls for the bewitching Egyptian queen Cleopatra, a woman both revered for her beauty and feared for her temper. Under Cleopatra’s spell, Antony neglects his duties, betrays his friends, and in the end gives the ultimate sacrifice in the name of love.
Amphitheatre at Falls Park, 601 S Main St, Greenville. July 10–Aug 3; Thurs–Sun, 7pm. Free. (864) 235-6948, warehousetheatre.com
COLORS Annual ExhibitionThe Spartanburg Art Museum provides a much-needed creative outlet for local, underprivileged youth with its COLORS program, designed to join established artists with students from regional schools. The result is this annual exhibition, where watercolors, sketches, and other student handiwork will be on display for the public to enjoy. Additionally, an auction of these pieces will be held on July 12, with proceeds benefitting the COLORS program.
Spartanburg Art Museum, 200 E St John St, Spartanburg. July 2–Aug 15. Tues–Sat, 10am–5pm; Sun, 1–5pm. Free. (864) 582-7616, spartanburgartmuseum.org