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ART / CULTURE / STYLE / UPCOUNTRY SOUTH CAROLINA

August

Thru September 1

The Greenville Drive

There are few things more American than sipping a cup of beer while hundreds of children try to ambush a giant frog named Reedy Rip’it. But there are also few better ways to while away the warm days than watching the hometown Drive at Fluor Field. Baseball is America’s pastime for a reason, and cheering on the Drive as they take on teams from Charleston to Florida is sure to become your family’s favorite summer pastime.
Fluor Field at the West End, 945 S Main St, Greenville. Times and ticket prices vary. greenvilledrive.com

Thru Sept 1

Greenville Drive Baseball

There are few things more American than sipping a cup of warm beer while watching ball. But there are also few better ways to while away the warm days. Baseball is America’s pastime for a reason, and cheering on the Drive as they take on teams from Charleston to Florida is sure to become your family’s favorite pastime.
Fluor Field at the West End, 945 S Main St, Greenville. Time and cost vary. greenvilledrive.com

Thru Sept 21

Legacy of Impressionism

Legacy-1_0614While Impressionism exudes decades of beauty and familiarity, its beginnings were steeped in experimentation. The characteristic play of light and shadow was a catalyst for many artists to explore new avenues of art as language versus image. Legacy of Impressionism showcases 40 artists from this era, and includes pieces by renowned voices like Gari Melchers and Helen Maria Turner.
Greenville County Museum of Art, 420 College St, Greenville. Wed–Sat, 10am–6pm; Sun, 1–5pm. Free. (864) 271-7570, gcma.org

Aug 8-30

Strange Snow

General Sherman may have been the first to say “war is hell,” but no one knows this better than David, the protagonist in Stephen Metcalfe’s darkly offbeat comedy. A Vietnam veteran struggling to sate his inner demons with alcohol, David’s closeted fears come full circle with the arrival of his former Army pal, Megs. As Megs and David’s sister Martha fight to revive their loved one, emotional bonds begin tying the two together, forcing David to face his past in order to meet the future.
The Warehouse Theatre, 37 Augusta St, Greenville. Thurs–Sat, 8pm; Fri (Aug 22 & 29), 7:30pm; Sun, 3pm. $30. (864) 235-6948, warehousetheatre.com

Aug 14–Sept 14

The Mysterty of Irma Vep

No, your mind isn’t playing tricks; there really are only two actors playing eight different roles in this peculiar farce. A ridiculous comedy barely disguised by a blend of Victorian literature, Hitchcock, and “serious” stage drama as a gothic horry story, Lord Edgar and Lady Enid are under constant attack by a slew of penny-dreadful beasts including vampires and werewolves. Will they ever make it out alive? Can a man really pull off a dress in that color? Nothing is ever what it seems on the gloomy moors. 
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown, 125 S Main St, Hendersonville, NC. Thurs, Sat–Sun, 2pm; Wed–Sat, 8pm. $40. (828) 693-0731, flatrockplayhouse.org
 

Aug 27-Sept 1

2014 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships

Paracycling-2_0814It’s been sixteen years since this official Olympic event has touched down on American soil, and now it’s making its way to Greenville with a complete roster of the world’s strongest competitors. Combining road races, relays, and timed trials, this marathon celebration of athleticism hosts qualifying athletes on specially designed tandem, handcycle, tricycle, and bicycle for a rigorous five-day challenge throughout the Millenium Campus. 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. Wed–Mon, times vary. greenvillesc2014.com

Aug 29

Rusted Root

A 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, 7:30pm. $25. (864) 467-3000, peacecenter.org

Aug 29

Uproar Festival

Get ready to bang your heads in an angry fashion, rock fans. This birthday celebration honoring 93.3 The Planet radio station in the Upstate is sponsored by Rockstar Energy and unites some of the biggest names in hardcore music. Slated to perform are headliners Godsmack, Seether, Buckcherry, and Skillet, along with Escape the Fate, Sons of Revelry, and many more. And as a special treat, the Suicide Girls Burlesque troupe will host a sultry sideshow performance for patrons.
Charter Amphitheatre, 861 SE Main St, Simpsonville. Fri, 2pm. $30-$70. (864) 241-3800, charteramphitheatre.com

Aug 31

Austin Mahone with Fifth Harmony

Move 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, 7pm. $30-$65. (864) 241-3800, charteramphitheatre.com

Sept 5

Seeing Tomorrow: AidJoy's First Annual Gala

AidJoy's semi-formal gala will be a celebration of the nonprofit’s achievements to help world-wide local charities tackle dire problems. Be the first to hear AidJoy’s big announcement as they share plans for their next cause. The evening includes tapas paired with boutique wines; a silent auction with rare experience packages, beautiful products, and items from the Amazon rainforest; a live auction with legendary auctioneer, Bob Howard; autographs from William “The Refrigerator” Perry; and a “Rainforest Room” showcasing AidJoy’s work helping the guardians of the Amazon.
Zen, 924 S Main Street, Greenville. Sun, 7–11pm. $75. aidjoy2014.eventbrite.com

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