Thru Sept 21
Legacy of ImpressionismWhile 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 14–Sept 14
The Mysterty of Irma VepNo, 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
Seeing Tomorrow: AidJoy's First Annual GalaAidJoy'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