Holiday-Related Events at Chapman Cultural Center, Partners

November 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Artisan Center in Landrum Participates in Stroll

Carolina Foothills Artisan Center in Landrum will participate in Small Business Saturday and in the town’s annual Landrum Christmas Stroll, Saturday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The art gallery and shop will offer guests free warm cider and the opportunity to draw a coupon out of the store’s Christmas stocking. Each coupon gives the shopper a specific percentage off of his or her single regular-priced item. For more information, please call (864) 457-1189.

 

Music Sandwiched In

Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will present the First Presbyterian Chamber Singers at Music Sandwiched In Wednesday, Dec. 3, 12:15-1 p.m. at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters. The 30-voice Chamber Singers will offer a variety of seasonal music and is known for their beautiful Christmas Music.  The public is invited to this free and live concert, and to bring their lunch. For more information, please call (864) 948-9020.

 

Artisan Center Has Extended Holiday Hours

Carolina Foothill Artisan Center in Landrum will extend its holiday hours on Fridays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, until 7 p.m. for Christmas shopping. In addition, the Center will be open on Sundays, Dec. 7, 14, and 21, 1:30-5 p.m. The Center has an extensive inventory of handmade and locally made fine art, folk art, crafts, and gifts. For more information, please call (864) 457-1189.

 

Neely To Be Featured Artist in Landrum

Kris Neely will be December’s featured artist at Carolina Foothill Artisan Center in Landrum. Neely will feature his well-known “angels.” The artist’s reception will be Friday, Dec. 5, 5-7:30 p.m. For more information, please call (864) 457-1189.

 

Spartanburg Youth Theatre Presents A Charlie Brown Christmas

Spartanburg Youth Theatre will present A Charlie Brown Christmas Friday, Dec. 5, 4:30 and 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 6, 2 and 4:30 p.m. in Chapman Cultural Center’s theater. It’s bound to be a white Christmas with this new theatrical adaptation of the classic television special that has been in millions of homes since its first airing in 1965. Whether you are seeing this holiday masterpiece for the first time or the first time in years, A Charlie Brown Christmas will no doubt fill your heart with holiday cheer. Appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $9 for students and $12 for adults, and can be purchased by calling (864) 542-ARTS or visiting ChapmanCulturalCenter.org.

 

The Santaland Diaries Return to Hub-Bub

The Spartanburg Little Theatre’s Fringe Series and HUB-BUB team up for a reprise of the immensely popular one man show The Santaland Diaries on Dec. 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13 at 8 p.m. at The Showroom at Hub-Bub. Featuring Jay Coffman, Executive Artistic Director for The Spartanburg Little Theatre, this cult Christmas comedy is the perfect antidote for those overwhelmed by the relentless cheeriness of the holiday season. Adapted by Joe Mantello, The Santaland Diaries chronicles the real-life observations of renowned NPR commentator and humorist David Sedaris, as he encounters crazed Santas, obnoxious parents, and queasy children while working his first New York job – as one of Santa’s elves in Macy’s Santaland. A seriously funny adult comedy with some adult language The Santaland Diaries is not meant for those under the age of 16. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

 

Artisan Centers Offer Gingerbread House Workshops

Carolina Foothills Artisan Center in both Chesnee and Landrum will host Gingerbread House Workshops on Saturday, Dec. 6 and 13, at 10-11:45 a.m., 12-1:45 p.m., and 2-3:45 p.m. Cost is $15 in advance. For more information, please call (864) 457-1189.

 

A Colonial Christmas Presented at Walnut Grove Plantation

Join Spartanburg County Historical Association (SCHA) and South Carolina Independent Rangers at Walnut Grove Plantation for a festive look at A Colonial Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 6, 1-7 p.m. Colonial South Carolina was a haven for diverse Christian denominations, and each had its own unique Christmas traditions. Admission will be $6 per adult; $3 for ages 5-17; and free for SCHA members. For information, please call (864) 596-3501.

 

Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Holiday Concert

The Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) will celebrate the Holiday Season this year with selections from favorite Holiday movies as well as traditional pieces plus a Sing-Along Messiah!  Led by Music Director Sarah Ioannides, the concert will be held on Saturday December 6, 2014 at Twichell Auditorium. Free Valet parking will be available starting at 6:00 along with a pre-concert glass of wine. The concert will begin at 7:00. Selections will feature “Somewhere in My Memory” & “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas from Home Alone, Anderson Lopez’s “Frozen Heart”, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”, “In Summer”, “Let it Go”, and “For the First Time in Forever” from Frozen, John Rutter’s “Shepherd Pipe Carol”, Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and the wonderful Handel’s Messiah. Several local choirs will be joining the SPO on stage for this year’s concert. The Spartanburg Day School Children’s Chorus and Chamber Choir led by Sally Frick; the Wofford Singers led by Christi Sellars & Gary McGraw; The Dorman High School Chorus led by Angela D. Lemere & Glenda Snead; and the Spartanburg High School Chorus, led by Dr. John Moody will collaborate on several numbers with soloists Emily-Brooke Alley, child soprano; Pamela Williamson, alto; Wayne Hobbs, tenor; and Cory Schantz, baritone on several numbers culminating with over 190 voices and audience members singing parts of Handel’s Messiah.  Free valet parking will be provided, along with a pre-concert wine reception at 6:00 p.m. During Intermission, there will be a reception for all Big Red Ticket attendants (children) and adults. Call the Twichell Box Office at 864-596-9725 for tickets

 

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

The First Presbyterian Chamber Singers return to Chapman Cultural Center to present its popular concert Tidings of Comfort and Joy, Sunday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. Assisted by guest instrumentalists, the 30-voice Chamber Singers will offer a variety of seasonal music, from Gregorian chants to new arrangements of well-known carols. Chamber Singers CDs will be available for sale, and all proceeds will go to Mobile Meals of Spartanburg. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased from First Presbyterian Church (864-583-4531) and Mobile Meals (864-573-7684).

 

Artisan Center Hosts Ladies Night Out

Carolina Foothill Artisan Center in Chesnee will host Ladies Night Out Thursday, Dec. 11, 5-7 p.m. Ladies will enjoy in-store specials and some Christmas cheer! For more information, please call (864) 457-1189.

 

Ballet Spartanburg to Present The Nutcracker, Dec. 13, 14

The Nutcracker will be presented by Ballet Spartanburg Saturday, Dec. 13, at 3 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. in Twichell Auditorium at Converse College. This Spartanburg Christmas classic and family tradition is a delightful and timeless ballet that follows Clara and the Nutcracker Prince through a winter wonderland of silver birches and snow-covered meadows to the golden palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Land of Sweets. Mischievous mice, brave soldiers, adorable cherubs and angels, dancing dolls, snow covering the stage and audience, and so many more magical moments will all be beautifully choreographed to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music. Tickets are adults $32, seniors $25 and students $18, and can be purchased by calling Twichell at 596-9725 or visiting Converse.org. Call Ballet Spartanburg at (864) 583-0339 for more information.

 

Music Sandwiched In

Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will present the Spartanburg Philharmonic Brass at Music Sandwiched In Wednesday, Dec. 17, 12:15-1 p.m. at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters. The brass ensemble will perform a variety of seasonal and holiday music. The public is invited to this free and live concert, and to bring their lunch. For more information, please call (864) 948-9020.

 

Business After Hours & ArtWalk

Chapman Cultural Center will host Business After Hours, Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly networking event, Thursday, Dec. 18, 5-7 p.m. In addition, ArtWalk, the city’s monthly self-guided tour of downtown art galleries and museums, will also be in full swing at Chapman. Business After Hours is open to Chamber members and their guests, and ArtWalk, which will be open until 9 p.m., is a free and public event. All of Chapman’s “Partners” will be open for this Christmas-themed event. For more information, please call (864) 542-ARTS.

 

Community Band’s Christmas Concert

The Spartanburg Community Band will present its annual Christmas concert at Chapman Cultural Center Friday, Dec. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. This free concert will feature local musicians playing a variety of holiday music. After the concert, join the Band in the theater lobby for a holiday party with homemade goodies. For more information, please call (864) 542-ARTS.

 

Christmas ArtMarket

Chapman Cultural Center will host a Holiday ArtMarket Saturday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in its theater lobby. Shoppers will find unique, handmade gifts, crafts, and art from local artists, who sell direct to the public. Two dozen artists will sell pottery, jewelry, cards, sculpture, furniture, scarves, stained glass, wreaths, fine art, and lots more. For more information, please call (864) 542-ARTS.

 

Family Fun Day: “Twas the Night before Christmas”

Spartanburg Regional History Museum will host “Twas the Night Before Christmas” Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. The afternoon’s festivities will include a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” a chance to view the Christmas dioramas that once stood in Aug. W. Smith’s windows in downtown Spartanburg, hot beverages, and more holiday activities. Admission is only $2/person. For information, please call (864) 5941-5596.

 

Spartanburg Science Center Offers Holiday Kids Camps

The Holidays bring cheer, food, and time away for school. But parents still have to work and need activities for their children. Spartanburg Science Center will offer several classes and camps during the holiday season…

 

Science Center to Host Super STEM Saturday Camp

Spartanburg Science Center will offer Super STEM Saturday: Holiday Science Camp Saturday, Dec. 20, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. Students will learn how crystals are formed, make a melting snowman, see ornaments pop, watch icicles float, and make their own candy cane slime. This class is limited to the first 20 to register. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. To register or for more details, please call (864) 583-2777.

 

Science Center Offers Class on Snakes

Spartanburg Science Center will offer Snakes Alive Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. Students will work with live snakes and learn the characteristics and habits of native species. The cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. To register or for more details, please call (864) 583-2777.

 

Fizz, Bubble, Goo and Boom

Spartanburg Science Center will offer the two-day camp Fizz, Bubble, Goo and Boom Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 22 and 23, 1-4 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. Students will investigate magical and explosive reactions using amazing chemicals. The cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. To register or for more details, please call (864) 583-2777.

 

LEGOs Galore

Spartanburg Science Center will offer the two-day camp LEGOs Galore Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29 and 30, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. Students will dive into the wonderful world of LEGOS, and work with simple machines, WEDO LEGO robotics, and more! The cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. To register or for more details, please call (864) 583-2777.

 

Spartanburg Art Museum Offers Several Holiday Events

During the holidays, Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) will offer several highly creative programs suitable for the entire family…

 

Make Clay Ornaments

Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) will offer a holiday workshop to make clay ornaments Saturday, Dec. 6, 1-4 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. This workshop is for adults and children at least six years old. Participates will create three clay ornaments using air-dry clay with molds and rubber stamps. The ornaments can be embellished with color and detail using a combination of glazes and paint. All materials and supplies provided. The instructor will be Tipton Jones-Boiter, and the cost is $60 for SAM members and $65 for non-members. For more details, call (864) 582-7616.

 

Shipwreck: The Anti-Holiday Party

Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) will host Shipwreck: The Anti-Holiday Party, Friday, Dec. 5, 7-11 p.m. in the museum at Chapman Cultural Center. Leave the pre-holiday rush ashore and enjoy a lively evening of art, live music, drinks on deck and food fit for a cruise. Experience Memory Ship, grab your best mate, dress up in your most lavish nautical-themed costume, and prepare for an epic night of swashbuckling proportions. Tickets are $25 for SAM members and $35 for non-members. For more details, call (864) 582-7616.

 

Make Stained Glass Holiday Ornaments

Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) will offer a holiday workshop to make stained glass ornaments Saturday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. This workshop is for adults at least 17 years old. Students will create a beautiful heirloom holiday ornament worthy of being passed down to future generations. No experience necessary. All materials and supplies provided. The instructor will be Petra Manning-Brooks, and the cost is $35 for SAM members and $40 for non-members. For more details, call (864) 582-7616.

 

Make Snow Globes

As part of its SAM’s Family Programming, Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) will offer a holiday workshop for all ages to make snow globes Sunday, Dec. 14, 1-4 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. No experience necessary. All materials and supplies provided. The cost is $2 per person, however it is free for SAM members. For more details, call (864) 582-7616.

 

Make Light Up Ornaments

Spartanburg Art Museum (SAM) will offer a holiday workshop to make light-up ornaments Saturday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center. This workshop is for adults and children at least 6 years old. Participants use LEDs to create unique and whimsical do-it-yourself ornaments and then embellish them with a variety of materials. All supplies and materials provided. No experience necessary. The instructor will be Susan Molnar, and the cost is $20 for SAM members and $25 for non-members. For more details, call (864) 582-7616.

 

Holiday Hours

Chapman Cultural Center will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Dec. 24-26, in celebration of Christmas. It will also be closed Thursday and Friday, Jan. 1 and 2, in celebration of New Year’s. However, please contact specific Partners about scheduled programs that might need special arrangements: (864) 542-ARTS.