Travel internationally this month without baggage restrictions or security checkpoints
International Center—Opening Night Gala
Join the culturally curious for Upstate International Month’s kickoff event. This international gala is an exciting evening of cultural experiences, food, and drinks that will take attendees to other parts of the world.
Zen Greenville, 924 S Main St, Greenville. Fri, Mar 1, 7–11pm. upstateinternational.org
Creole Choir of Cuba
Passionate melodies, wild harmonies, and richly textured arrangements grace the stage in the form of these 10 vocalists from Carnagüey, Cuba. This Grammy-nominated choir sings music they learned from grandparents, as well as songs of the foremost groups of contemporary Haiti.
The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, Clemson University, 141 Jersey Ln, Clemson. Thurs, Mar 7, 8–10pm. Adults, $15; students, $10. (864) 656-7787, clemson.edu/brooks
CBT’s Black + White Gala
The Carolina Ballet Theatre’s artistic director Hernan Justo pays homage to his native Argentina with a gala repertoire of original ballets. Among them, Chestnut of Your Eyes Erased honors Justo’s mother and her adoration of Eva Peron, while Tangofusion blends American energy with Argentinian rhythms. After the performance, mingle with dancers and other ballet-goers at Genevieve’s.
The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Fri, Mar 15, 7:30pm. Performance only, $45; gala only, $55; performance and gala, $100. (864) 467-3000, carolinaballet.org
Palmetto Curling Club Open House
Curious about curling? Join the Palmetto Curling Club for an open-house demonstration of one of the world’s oldest team sports. Curling originated in sixteenth-century Scotland and has since become part of the Olympic program of sports. Try your hand (and luck) in an exhibition game with club members.
Pavilion Recreation Complex, 400 Scottswood Rd, Taylors, SC. Tues, Mar 19, 7:30–10:30pm. (864) 322-7529
Belgian Beer Dinner
Duck into The Trappe Door for a hot, heaping helping of Belgian food and beer. The Belgian Beer Dinner celebrates Greenville’s sister-city relationship with Kortrjik, Belgium.
The Trappe Door, 23 W Washington St, Greenville. Mon, Mar 25. Cost varies. (864) 451-7490, trappedoor.com