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EDITOR'S NOTE: Many events have been canceled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is best to call ahead — or check with organizer's website — to verify the status of any local event.


Saturday, May 1

BEGINNER LINE DANCE LESSONS, 9-9:50 a.m., Asheville City Dance, 51 N. Merrimon Avenue, Unit 104, North Asheville. A beginner line dance class will be held on Saturdays, May 1-22. Cost is $60 for the four-week series of classes. No partner is required. Students will learn how to dance to different genres of music, including ballroom, Latin, country-and-western, oldies and top 40. The instructor is Missy Lindsey.

“STAR WARS” DRIVE-IN MOVIE, 8:30 p.m., Lake Logan Conference Center, 25 Wormy Chestnut Lane, Canton. The Lake Logan 2021 drive-in movie series will open with “Star Wars.” The gates will open at 6 p.m., with the film starting at dusk — around 8:30 p.m. Pre-purchase per vehicle (up to eight people) is $22, or pay $25 cash at the gate. Concessions will be provided by Pig in a Basket food truck. Also, popcorn, snow cones and candy will be sold. For tickets, visit lakelogan.org/event/starwars.

SHAGGIN’ AT SOUTHPORT, 7 p.m., 629 Southport Road (S.C. 295), Roebuck, S.C. A Shaggin’ at Southport dance will be held.

SIZZLE AND SHAG — COOKING AND DANCE CLASS, 7-9 p.m., Plate 108, 108 E. Poinsett St., Greer, S.C. Sizzle and Shag, a cooking and dance class, is held on the first Monday of every month. Regarding the dual classes, an event promotion stated, “Enjoy a glass of wine as you venture into a true Southern kitchen and are given all the secrets on how to make real Southern-style shrimp and grits, which we will eat for dinner. Due to instruction given, all classes have a 12-person maximum. Please wear a mask upon entry!”

MOJOMATIC CONCERT/DANCE, 7-10 p.m., Dry Falls Brewery, 425 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville. Mojomatic, billed as “a funky soul band,” will perform music for listening and/or dancing.

SALSA SATURDAY, 7:30 p.m., Dance Tonight Haywood, 61-1/2 Main St., Canton. A Salsa Saturday dance — held on the first and third Saturdays of each month — will feature DJ Edi Mapaché.

“LOVE, LINDA” THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE, 7:30 p.m., HART, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will continue its performances of “Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter” at 7:30 p.m. May 1 and at 2 p.m. May 2. Seating is socially distanced and CDC COVID-19 protocols are in place. All seats are $20 general admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. For reservations, call the HART Box Office at 456-6322, or visit online at www.harttheater.org.

ACOUSTIC SYNDICATE CONCERT, 8 p.m., parking lot, The Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College, 286 ICC Loop, Spindale. The group Acoustic Syndicate, billed as blending “bluegrass instruments, rock sensibilities and conscious songwriting,” will perform in an outdoor concert. Attendees are asked to listen from their socially distanced cars, which will be parked in assigned spaces, or from lawnchairs. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the box office at 286-9990.

PAUL THORN CONCERT, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. Paul Thorn will perform in concert. An event promotion noted that Thorn “has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of roots music — bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, yet also speaking universal truths. Hailed as the ‘Mark Twain of Americana,’ Paul Thorn brings his gritty, gospel-infused Southern rock straight from his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, where he grew up as the son of a Pentecostal preacher and the nephew of a pimp.” For tickets, which are $80, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.




Sunday, May 2 

BLUES BRUNCH, 3 p.m., Oklawaha Brewery, 147 1st Avenue East, downtown Hendersonville. A blues brunch, featuring Blake Anthony Ellege, is held every Sunday through October.

DAVINCI & MICHELANGELO PRODUCTION, 3 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. The show “DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience” will be performed. A promotion noted that the show is “based on ‘The Da Vinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibition’ in Denver, Colorado, art enthusiast and curator Mark Rogers and his production team bring his traveling multi-media production across the country to teach people about two of the greatest figures from the Italian Renaissance. Using a variety of techniques including animated sequences, a documentary, an enthusiastic lecture, slideshows and much more to give the audience a fun, yet educational, experience. This is a must-not-miss family-friendly presentation for anyone interested in learning much more about Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and the Italian Renaissance.” For tickets, which are $25, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.

SUNDAY BLUES DANCE, 7-11 p.m., Dance Tonight Haywood, 61-1/2 Main St., Canton. A Sunday blues dance will feature the MKR Blues Band, with Russ Wilson (drums, vocals), Michael Filippone (bass, vocals) and Kelly Jones (guitar, vocals). The band will play “slow, sultry blues, with some swing tunes thrown in for all the swing dancers.” A blues dance lesson (by Brandie Bryant) will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by an open dance, 8-11 p.m. Admission is $10.




Tuesday, May 4

SALSA DANCE, 7:30-9:30 p.m., back room at Dry Falls Brewery, 425 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville. A salsa dance is held on the first Tuesday of every month.




Wednesday, May 5

JASON DECHRISTOFARO’S JAZZ NIGHT, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., Hendersonville. Jason DeChristofaro’s Jazz Night is held every Wednesday.

SHAG DANCE, 7-10 p.m., The Brass Monkey, 723 Congaree Road, Greenville, S.C. A weekly shag dance will be hosted by the Carolina Shag Club. 




Thursday, May 6

SALSA SOCIAL, 6-11 p.m., The Spinning Jenny, 107 Cannon St., Greer, S.C. Salsa Social is held on the first and third Thursday of the month, with dance lessons (no partner needed) from 6 to 9 p.m., followed by a Latin dance from 9  to 11 p.m. The lessons include shag, 6-6:45 p.m.; bachata, 6:45-7:30 p.m.; beginner salsa, 7:30-8:15 p.m.; and intermediate salsa, 8:15-9 p.m. Cost is $10 for one lesson, three lessons for $25 or four lessons for $30. The Latin dance is free with any lesson taken, or $5 for those not taking lessons. 

BLUES THURSDAY WITH BILL ALTMAN, 5-7 p.m., Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., Hendersonville. Blues Thursday with Bill Altman is held on the first Thursday of every month.




Friday, May 7

ARTISPHERE FESTIVAL, noon-8:30 p.m., spanning four gated blocks of South Main Street from the intersection of River and Augusta streets to Markley Street, Greenville, S.C. After a year of cancelations and modified virtual experiences, Greenville will hold its three-day Artisphere, a downtown festival live and in-person. The festival will be “safe, small and socially distanced,” a press release noted. To manage crowd size, the gala will use timed and ticketed entry. Organizers are encouraging attendees to preregister for one or more of the 10 2-1/2-hour time slots. The festival also will be held from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 8, and from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 9. Artisphere has been voted one of the top 10 fine arts festivals in the country, a press release stated. It is attended by about 70,000 people annually and has an estimated economic impact of $91 million. To preregister for Artisphere, visit http://artisphere.org/.

“SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE” THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE, 7:30 p.m., Fangmeyer Theater, HART, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will perform “Say Goodnight, Gracie: The Life, Laughter and Love of George Burns and Gracie Allen” at 7:30 p.m. May 7-8 and 14-15 and at 2 p.m. May 9 and 16. An event promotion noted that the show “will take audiences on an unforgettable tour through a century of entertainment told through the eyes of the legendary George Burns. From an impoverished childhood on the lower east side to a career in vaudeville, radio, television and film, one thing sticks out to George the most when he looks back at his life, and that’s his partner and greatest love, Gracie Allen. Audiences will be transported with treasured video clips, audio and pictures from the life of these comedic icons. Starring the incredible Pasquale LaCorte as George Burns.” Seating is socially distanced and CDC COVID-19 protocols are in place. All seats are $20 general admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. For reservations, call the HART Box Office at 456-6322 or visit online at www.harttheater.org.

DEAS GUYZ CONCERT, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. Deas Guyz will perform in concert. “Hear an entertaining mix of old Motown, rhythm and blues, pop, rock, reggae and dance beats from Deas Guyz,” an event promotion stated. For tickets, which are $45. call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.





Saturday, May 8

PETER NOONE OF HERMAN’S HERMITS SHOW, 2 and 7 p.m., The Center for Arts & Entertainment, 125 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. “An Acoustic Evening With Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits” will feature two performances. For tickets, which are $49.50 to $75, call 697-8547 or visit online at tix.com.





Tuesday, May 11

NRA BANQUET, 5:30 p.m., Tryon International Equestrian Center, 25 International Blvd., Mill Spring. The Thermal Belt Friends of NRA (National Rifle Association) will hold its annual fundraiser banquet. For tickets, which are $35, or more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SWING & SHAG DANCE, 7-9 p.m., The 2nd Act, 101 E. Allen St., downtown Hendersonville. A swing and shag dance, featuring DJ Phil Noland, is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.





Thursday, May 13

HOWIE JOHNSON & BILL MATTOCKS, 6-8 p.m., Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St., Hendersonville. Howie Johnson and Bill Mattocks perform on the second Thursday of every month.

NEWBERRY COLLEGE JAZZ BIG BAND SHOW, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. The Newberry College Jazz Big Band will perform in concert. Tickets are not required for this free event. Seating will begin about 30 minutes prior to the show. “This performance has reduced capacity seating per governmental restrictions,” an event promotion noted. “If you have questions call the box office at (803) 276-6264.”





Saturday, May 15

ANTHONY MIKOLOJESKI SHOW, 7 p.m., The Center for Arts & Entertainment, 125 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. Anthony Mikolojeski, billed as “The Asheville medium and internationally renowned,” will perform in “An Evening With Spirit” show. An event promotion stated that Mikolojeski “is a third-generation Polish-American psychic and natural born medium.” For tickets, which are $49, call 697-8547 or visit online at tix.com. 

“EXTREME ILLUSIONS AND ESCAPES” SHOW, 7 p.m., Newton Performing Arts Center, 60 W. 6th St., Newton. The show “Extreme Illusions and Escapes” will be featured. For tickets, which are $15-$30, visit ncauditorium.com.

THREE DOG NIGHT TRIBUTE SHOW, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. A show, “A Tribute to Three Dog Night,” will be performed. Regarding the show, an event promotion stated, “Jimmy Mazz takes you on an unforgettable ride through the great music of Three Dog Night. The always impeccably dressed, classy and professional Jimmy Mazz sings the hit songs of the iconic group evoking great memories of the era while tossing in his twist of humor and personality.” For tickets, which are $65, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.




Friday, May 21

MCC SHAKES! PRESENTS “TWELFTH NIGHT” PRODUCTION, 6:30 p.m., Mauldin Cultural Center, Mauldin, S.C. MCC Shakes! directed by Drew Kenyon in the center’s “Shakespeare in the Park” series, will launch the 2021 season with “Twelfth Night.” Regarding the plot, the MCC noted, “Viola and her twin brother Sebastian have been shipwrecked. Each believes the other to be drowned. Viola disguises herself as a young man and, under the name of Cesario, gets a job as a servant for Duke Orsino. What follows is a comedy of mistaken identity, young love and typical Shakespearian shenanigans.” Attendees are urged to bring lawnchairs and to wear face masks. The show also will be staged at 6:30 p.m. May 22-23. For tickets, visit onthestage.com.

“LOVE, LINDA” SHOW, 7 p.m., The Center for Arts & Entertainment, 125 S. Main St., downtown Hendersonville. The show “Love, Linda” will be performed. It also will be performed at 2 and 7 p.m. May 22.  “‘Love, Linda’ tells the story of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who was the driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties.” For tickets, which are $44, call 697-8547, or visit online at tix.com. 

ABBY THE SPOON LADY & “THE TATER BOYS: STORYTELLERS” SHOW, 7:30 p.m., Newton Performing Arts Center, 60 W. 6th St., Newton. Abby the Spoon Lady and “The Tater Boys: Storytellers” will be featured. For tickets, which are $20-$25, visit ncauditorium.com.

RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER CONCERT, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will perform in concert. “Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin at age 5 and by age 6 he was sharing a stage with Bill Monroe,” an event promotion stated. “Today, Ricky is proud to be an inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame, IBMA Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame, and GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. This 15-time Grammy-winning bluegrass artist continues to do his part to lead the roots revival.” For tickets, which are $150, call (803) 276-6264, or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.




Saturday, May 22

VAN MORRISON TRIBUTE CONCERT, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. A show, “Tupelo Honey: A Van Morrison Tribute,” will be performed. “‘Tupelo Honey’ is a celebration of the works of famous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and rhythm and blues legend Van Morrison,” an event promotion stated. “‘Tupelo Honey’ recreates a Van Morrison concert experience performing with all the iconic songs of Van Morrison’s 38 studio albums.” For tickets, which are $65, call (803) 276-6264, or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.


 



Sunday, May 23

THE LINCOLN TRIO CONCERT, 3 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. The Lincoln Trio will perform in concert. “The Chicago-based, Grammy-nominated classical trio Lincoln Trio returns to Newberry,” an event promotion stated. “Described by The Strad as ‘sensational’ and ‘bewitching’ and as ‘models of vibrancy and control’ by Gramophone, Lincoln Trio produces some of the most vibrant and fresh interpretations of classical music’s most successful songs. Lincoln Trio creates exhilarating performances with a level of unmatched skill seen in few classical musicians today.” For tickets, which are $80, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.

 




Monday, May 25

“LA BOHEME” PERFORMANCE, 7 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. Teatro Lirico D’ Europa, billed as “Europe’s premier opera production company,” wll present Puccini’s most-beloved opera, “La Bohème.” An event promotion stated, “About starving artists falling in and out of love in 19th century Paris, ‘La Bohème’ tells the story of Rodolfo, a young poet, and Mimi, a seamstress living in the Latin Quarter, who fall in love while searching for a lost key. ‘La Bohème’ is the perfect mix of romantic passion, heartbreaking tragedy, and high-spirited fun that you won’t want to miss. Let the drama begin!” For tickets, which are $40, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.

 




Friday, May 28

“BEACHIN’ FRIDAYS” CONCERT SERIES, 7-10 p.m., Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater, Mauldin, S.C. The annual “Beachin’ Fridays” concert/dance series, held every Friday beginning May 28, will run through July 30 with free admission. The series will open with the Holiday Band. “We’ll be playing all of your favorite beach hits and more at the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater. Bring your dancing shoes, lawnchairs and blankets – it’s gonna be a long, fun, Southern night!” a press release noted. “Enjoy beer and wine, food trucks, shag lessons and more. Outside food and beverages prohibited. Must be 21-plus to consume alcohol; ID and wristband ($1) required.” Other bands include The Shag Doctorz, June 4; The Tams, June 11; Carolina Coast Band, June 18; Rhythm City Band, June 25; Larry McNair & Friends, July 2; The Catalinas, July 9; Jump Street, July 16, Dana Jones & the Bruce Caldwell Project, June 23; Band of Oz, July 30.

THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE, 7:30 p.m., Hazel Robinson Amphitheater, 92 Gay St. (Montford community), Asheville. The Montford Park Players will open its 2021 season with William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The performance will run from May 28 through June 19 — on 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. As per Gov. Roy Cooper’s “current dictates,” the MPP “will keep its audiences at 50 percent capacity, distanced and masked as appropriate,” an event promotion stated. Only those with tickets, which are free, will be allowed at each performance. For tickets, visit montfordparkplayers.org.

 




Thursday, June 3

ROBERT EARL KEEN CONCERT, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. Robert Earl Keen will perform in concert. “Singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen is one of the most respected figures in the country music landscape,” an event promotion noted. “His work in the ‘80s and ‘90s and his unique sound that mixes country with bluegrass, bues and folk laid the groundwork for the Americana genre. Keen found his niche in Austin, Texas, in the early ‘80s. Now. decades and albums later, Keen is a must-see performer for fans of country, bluegrass and Americana music.” For tickets, which are $140, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.

 




Friday, June 4

“SOUNDS OF SUMMER” WEEKLY CONCERT/DANCE SERIES, 7-9:30 p.m., outdoor amphitheater at Commerce Park, 110 Depot St., downtown Fountain Inn, S.C. The annual “Sounds of Summer: weekly concert-dance series, held every Friday (June 4 through Aug. 27), will open its 2021 season with Reshana Marie. Her website stated, “Reshana Marie, a seasoned performer, is well at home on any stage. A Nashville recording artist, songwriter, incredible vocalist and musician who appears alone acoustically, and fronts her own high-energy band, performing classic and modern country with a touch of classic rock , along with her originals.” 

JOHN ANDERSON CONCERT, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. John Anderson will perform in concert. For tickets, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.

 




Saturday, June 5

RICK ALVITI CONCERT, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. Rick Alviti will perform in concert. For tickets, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.

 



Friday, June 11

BALSAM RANGE CONCERT, 8 p.m., Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, S.C. The group Balsam Range will perform in concert. For tickets, call (803) 276-6264 or visit online at www.newberryoperahouse.com.

DRIFTERS/PLATTERS/COASTERS CONCERT, 8-11 p.m., Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, 385 N. Church St., Spartanburg, S.C. A concert will feature the Drifters, the Platters and Cornell Gunter’s Coasters. Regarding the show, a press release stated, “It’s not a concert – it’s a party! Spend a nostalgic evening saluting three of the world’s most-beloved musical groups, all of whom were instrumental in creating the rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop sound — Cornell Gunter’s Coasters (‘Charlie Brown’ and ‘Yakety Yak’); the Platters featuring four of America’s premier singers performing their greatest hits (‘Only You’ and ’The Great Pretender’); and the Drifters, one of rock ‘n’ roll’s founding vocal groups with their 50-year catalog of hits (‘Under the Boardwalk’ and ‘This Magic Moment’). This show has songs to please every palate, delivered just the way you remember them when you first heard them on the radio! The Drifters are a great reminder that love songs transcend all ages with hits from ‘Save the Last Dance For Me’ and ‘Up on the Roof,’ plus the timeless ‘Stand By Me.’ Named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 500 Greatest Musicians, it’s no wonder that iconic classic American musicians (the Drifters) were the first group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their beautiful ‘There Goes My Baby’ enchants, but it’s the classic ‘Under the Boardwalk’ that is the most-played R&B disc of all time. The Platters offer fans a chance to hear their debut single ‘Only You (And You Alone),’ which launched the first African-American vocal group worldwide and their No. 1 hit, ‘The Great Pretender’  as well as ‘Smoke Gets in  Your Eyes,’  topped off by ‘My Prayer.’ This year is the 35th anniversary of the formation of Cornell Gunter’s Coasters. The revival of hits from the ’50s lives on with  the iconic doo-wop sounds of the 1950s and 1960s. Classics like ‘Poison Ivy,’ ‘Yakety Yak,’ ‘Love Potion Number Nine,’ ‘Searchin’,’  ‘Young Blood,’ and  ‘Charlie Brown’ are sure to please.” For tickets, which are $39, $44, $49, $59 and $69, call the SME box office at (864)582-8107, or visit ticketmaster.com.

 




Friday, Aug. 6

“IN THE MOOD” PRODUCTION, 8 p.m., Mauldin Cultural Center, Mauldin, S.C. The show “In the Mood” will be offered at 8 p.m. Aug. 6-7 and Aug. 13-14 and at 3 p.m. Aug. 8 and 15. Regarding the production, an event promotion stated, “Take a trip down memory lane to that golden era of big band hits from the ‘30s and ‘40s. Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and more of your favorites will be featured in this live concert-style show. Complete with a swinging live band and full cast of singers and performers, this is sure to be a night to remember.” For tickets, visit onthestage.com.

 

 



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