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Drag Queen Story Hour in Spartanburg!
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Drag Queen Story Hour in Spartanburg!

A new Drag Queen Story Hour is coming to the Upstate on Sunday, September 22. The event will take place at the Headquarters Library in Spartanburg from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is an event for drag queens to share books and stories with children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.

This DQSH event is hosted in partnership with Mom’s Liberal Happy Hour SC, Drag Queen Story Hour Upstate SC (an affiliate of the national DQSH organization) and The Greenville Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Abbey of the Grand Palmetto.

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Becoming: A Musical Revue
Sep
26
to Sep 28

Becoming: A Musical Revue

  • West Main Artists Co-Op (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The award-winning Proud Mary Theatre Company, South Carolina’s only LGBTQ+ theatre company, presents the troupe’s very first Broadway musical revue.


Becoming features over 20 selections from some of Broadway’s newest shows, all centered around the theme of being different.


From “When I Grow Up” from “Matilda: The Musical” to “Out There” from “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and LGBTQ+ shows like “Kinky Boots,” “The Prom” and “Fun Home,” Becoming examines otherness through the eyes of eight amazing professional performers.


The cast includes Derrik Williams, Erin O’Neil, Savanna Fain, Amber Jones, Karen Schlomer, Laura Bunn, Samantha Ellis, and Nicholas Hawkins. Becoming is directed by longtime Proud Mary performer Brook Nelson.


The evening will also be full of surprises with a couple of special guests opening the show including Proud Mary founder Sandy Staggs in his epic bad drag routine and Betty Pearl & Friends, Spartanburg’s YouTube sensation, in their second live comedy appearance at the Co-Op. Betty Pearl and Friends, described as a group of church ladies with dispositions somewhere between Thelma Harper (The Carol Burnett Show) and Madea, will only perform at the Friday, Sept. 27th show.


BECOMING
Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 26-28 @ 8 p.m.
West Main Artists Co-Operative, 578 West Main St. in Spartanburg
Tickets are $12 Students, $15 General, and $25 for table seating (includes a glass of premium wine). More info at http://www.proudmarytheatre.com/tickets.

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LGBTQ Night with June Templeton at the Friday Night Concert Series!
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

LGBTQ Night with June Templeton at the Friday Night Concert Series!

Unwind from the week with great music in a beautiful setting!

Concerts start at 7 p.m. in the Garden Amphitheater. The concert is free to attend and Palmetto's Smoke House & Oyster Bar will be on hand selling concessions. Dinner and a show all in one! September 27th with June Templeton is LGBTQ Night during the Concert Series! Come join the fun!

June Templeton is made up of 2 former high school band nerds who make up this indie duo. Their influences range from Jeff Buckley to Prince to Dolly Parton and beyond. Their mission is to remind the world that sometimes the band nerds get really cool after high school.

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COOL FOR THE SUMMER at Red's Beer and Wine!
Aug
23
10:00 PM22:00

COOL FOR THE SUMMER at Red's Beer and Wine!

Zach Herrin Group is pleased to announce their next show, “COOL FOR THE SUMMER | GREENVILLE DRAG SHOW” presented by ZACH HERRIN GROUP - EVENT PRODUCTIONS

Kick off the night with DJ Chris as he will spin some tunes at 10PM and enjoy $3 shots, then onto our show at 10:30 with your host, the crowd favorite from Queen City, Miss ERICA CHANEL!!!! Then she’s back back back again! We have Greenville’s very own Miss Dragula EOY ARIANA VENTI and for the first time ever making their appearances at Red’s, we have the talented VENUS ALEXANDER for Charleston and the sexy KASSANDRA HYLTON!!!

TICKET PRICING

⁃ General Admission Ticket
$8 at the event

VIP Tables - Contact Zach at (864) 990-1761

EVENT SPONSORS

- Zach Herrin Group. Selling Greenville.
www.zachherringroup.com

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Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY

The award-winning Proud Mary Theatre Company, our South Carolina’s only LGBTQ+ theatre company, presents the state community theatre premiere of BOY by Anna Ziegler August 9-18 at three different locations across the Upstate.

BOY, inspired by a true story, is about a well-intentioned doctor in the 1960s who convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a botched circumcision. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. among the tricky terrain of finding love and the confusion of sexual identity.

PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DATES & CITIES

August 9-10 @ 8 p.m. and August 11 @ 3 p.m.
West Main Artists Co-Operative,
578 West Main St in Spartanburg

August 13-14 @ 8 p.m.
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee St. in Greenville

August 16-17 @ 8 p.m. and August 18 @ 3 p.m.
The Market Theatre Company
110 Federal St. in Anderson

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Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY

The award-winning Proud Mary Theatre Company, our South Carolina’s only LGBTQ+ theatre company, presents the state community theatre premiere of BOY by Anna Ziegler August 9-18 at three different locations across the Upstate.

BOY, inspired by a true story, is about a well-intentioned doctor in the 1960s who convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a botched circumcision. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. among the tricky terrain of finding love and the confusion of sexual identity.

PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DATES & CITIES

August 9-10 @ 8 p.m. and August 11 @ 3 p.m.
West Main Artists Co-Operative,
578 West Main St in Spartanburg

August 13-14 @ 8 p.m.
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee St. in Greenville

August 16-17 @ 8 p.m. and August 18 @ 3 p.m.
The Market Theatre Company
110 Federal St. in Anderson

Buy tickets

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Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY

The award-winning Proud Mary Theatre Company, our South Carolina’s only LGBTQ+ theatre company, presents the state community theatre premiere of BOY by Anna Ziegler August 9-18 at three different locations across the Upstate.

BOY, inspired by a true story, is about a well-intentioned doctor in the 1960s who convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a botched circumcision. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. among the tricky terrain of finding love and the confusion of sexual identity.

PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DATES & CITIES

August 9-10 @ 8 p.m. and August 11 @ 3 p.m.
West Main Artists Co-Operative,
578 West Main St in Spartanburg

August 13-14 @ 8 p.m.
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee St. in Greenville

August 16-17 @ 8 p.m. and August 18 @ 3 p.m.
The Market Theatre Company
110 Federal St. in Anderson

Buy tickets

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Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY
Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY

The award-winning Proud Mary Theatre Company, our South Carolina’s only LGBTQ+ theatre company, presents the state community theatre premiere of BOY by Anna Ziegler August 9-18 at three different locations across the Upstate.

BOY, inspired by a true story, is about a well-intentioned doctor in the 1960s who convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a botched circumcision. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. among the tricky terrain of finding love and the confusion of sexual identity.

PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DATES & CITIES

August 9-10 @ 8 p.m. and August 11 @ 3 p.m.
West Main Artists Co-Operative,
578 West Main St in Spartanburg

August 13-14 @ 8 p.m.
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee St. in Greenville

August 16-17 @ 8 p.m. and August 18 @ 3 p.m.
The Market Theatre Company
110 Federal St. in Anderson

Buy tickets

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Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY
Aug
13
8:00 PM20:00

Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY

The award-winning Proud Mary Theatre Company, our South Carolina’s only LGBTQ+ theatre company, presents the state community theatre premiere of BOY by Anna Ziegler August 9-18 at three different locations across the Upstate.

BOY, inspired by a true story, is about a well-intentioned doctor in the 1960s who convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a botched circumcision. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. among the tricky terrain of finding love and the confusion of sexual identity.

PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DATES & CITIES

August 9-10 @ 8 p.m. and August 11 @ 3 p.m.
West Main Artists Co-Operative,
578 West Main St in Spartanburg

August 13-14 @ 8 p.m.
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee St. in Greenville

August 16-17 @ 8 p.m. and August 18 @ 3 p.m.
The Market Theatre Company
110 Federal St. in Anderson

Buy tickets

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Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY
Aug
11
3:00 PM15:00

Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY

The award-winning Proud Mary Theatre Company, our South Carolina’s only LGBTQ+ theatre company, presents the state community theatre premiere of BOY by Anna Ziegler August 9-18 at three different locations across the Upstate.

BOY, inspired by a true story, is about a well-intentioned doctor in the 1960s who convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a botched circumcision. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. among the tricky terrain of finding love and the confusion of sexual identity.

PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DATES & CITIES

August 9-10 @ 8 p.m. and August 11 @ 3 p.m.
West Main Artists Co-Operative,
578 West Main St in Spartanburg

August 13-14 @ 8 p.m.
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee St. in Greenville

August 16-17 @ 8 p.m. and August 18 @ 3 p.m.
The Market Theatre Company
110 Federal St. in Anderson

Buy tickets

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Sitting Shiva with The Greenville Sisters
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Sitting Shiva with The Greenville Sisters

The Sisters of Perpetual indulgence are known for spreading Joy and Expiating Stigmatic Guilt but it doesn’t end there.

Humans experience sadness, anger, loss...the list goes on and on. All these emotions can be experienced by themselves or a mix. These feels can be most prevalent during times of loss or continued grief.

On August 11th, 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M., the Greenville Sisters want to ensure you know you aren’t alone in your grief. Novice Sister Imma Eloise Listening will be Sitting Shiva for our communities' collective loss.

'Sitting Shiva' is a term used to describe the practice of Jewish mourners participating in the traditional rituals of observing a shiva. During the period of shiva, mourners sometimes sit on low stools or boxes. This is where the phrase “sitting shiva” comes from, and it is a practice that symbolizes the mourner being “brought low” following the loss of a loved one. For seven days, the family members of the deceased gather in one location – typically their own home or the home of the deceased – and mourns the loss in a variety of ways.

Imma is taking that tradition and using it as a tool to help people grieve and seek healing from loss. Whether you're grieving the loss of a loved one, a pet, a childhood stolen from you; grieving actions we feel true guilt for, or tragic world events Imma will be there to listen to your pain and grieve on your behalf.

You are not alone in joy and especially not alone in pain.

The Greenville Sisters are here.

The event will be held at One City Plaza in Greenville South Carolina. Novice Sister Imma will begin Shiva at 9:00am and remain until 4:00pm.
All community members are invited to come and share any pain or suffering with Novice Sister Imma so she can grieve with them.

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Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY

The award-winning Proud Mary Theatre Company, our South Carolina’s only LGBTQ+ theatre company, presents the state community theatre premiere of BOY by Anna Ziegler August 9-18 at three different locations across the Upstate.

BOY, inspired by a true story, is about a well-intentioned doctor in the 1960s who convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a botched circumcision. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. among the tricky terrain of finding love and the confusion of sexual identity.

PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DATES & CITIES

August 9-10 @ 8 p.m. and August 11 @ 3 p.m.
West Main Artists Co-Operative,
578 West Main St in Spartanburg

August 13-14 @ 8 p.m.
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee St. in Greenville

August 16-17 @ 8 p.m. and August 18 @ 3 p.m.
The Market Theatre Company
110 Federal St. in Anderson

Buy tickets

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LGBTQ+ Self Defense with Ethos Combatives and PFLAG Spartanburg
Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

LGBTQ+ Self Defense with Ethos Combatives and PFLAG Spartanburg

Join us at Ethos Combatives for a special LGBTQ self defense class.

The class is free of charge, with a suggested donation of $10. A portion of all donations will benefit PFLAG Spartanburg. Pre-registration is required. Age range is 12 and up. Classes will take place the second Saturday of each month for as long as there is sufficient attendance. Wadette Cantrell is the primary coach and she may be accompanied by a second instructor as attendance requires.

Pre-register here: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2807151/false#/invitation

Coach Wadette Cantrell will cover basic safety procedures as well as self defense based on Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Gracie Jiu Jitsu was brought to the United States by the Gracie Family. Carlson and Helio Gracie developed this martial art on the basis that a smaller, weaker person can effectively defend themselves against a larger and stronger opponent. This self defense empowerment program will provide you with proven techniques of self defense; we will cover standing defenses as well as defenses from the ground.

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Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Proud Mary Theatre Presents BOY

The award-winning Proud Mary Theatre Company, our South Carolina’s only LGBTQ+ theatre company, presents the state community theatre premiere of BOY by Anna Ziegler August 9-18 at three different locations across the Upstate.

BOY, inspired by a true story, is about a well-intentioned doctor in the 1960s who convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a botched circumcision. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. among the tricky terrain of finding love and the confusion of sexual identity.

PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DATES & CITIES

August 9-10 @ 8 p.m. and August 11 @ 3 p.m.
West Main Artists Co-Operative,
578 West Main St in Spartanburg

August 13-14 @ 8 p.m.
Coffee Underground
1 E. Coffee St. in Greenville

August 16-17 @ 8 p.m. and August 18 @ 3 p.m.
The Market Theatre Company
110 Federal St. in Anderson

Buy tickets

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Uplift Outreach Youth Center Open House
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Uplift Outreach Youth Center Open House

Help PFLAG Spartanburg celebrate the open house of the Upstate's first LGBTQ youth outreach center!

On Thursday, August 1 , 2019, PFLAG Spatanburg will have a pot luck style open house at the new Uplift Outreach Center at Fernwood Baptist Church on the East side of Spartanburg in the Hillcrest area.

This event is free and family friendly. We encourage youth to bring their parents or adult guardians and adults to bring lgbtq kids that you love and want to help find a place to be themselves her in the Upstate. Find out more about what the Uplift Outreach Center is about and what we will offer as we grow and partner with other organizations.

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Delighted's Drag Brunch and Dinner!
Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

Delighted's Drag Brunch and Dinner!

First of all, thank y'all for selling out Delighted's birthday shows! WOW! What a beautiful day!
Summer is here and we're planning fabulous shows for Delighted's Drag Brunch and Dinner! The next show is July 21st and we're welcoming the fabulous queen, PHAEDRA PHADED from Providence, RI, and one of our favorites, CHEETAH KANE MORGAN! With only THREE brunches remaining for 2019 you can't afford to miss any of them! Grab your tickets TODAY! Thank y'all for making Delighted's Drag Brunch and Dinner a new Greenville tradition!


The basics:
Sunday just became a little more FABULOUS in Greenville! Living up to the “and Then Some” part of their name, Cafe and Then Some has partnered with international drag superstar - and Clemson graduate - Delighted Tobehere to bring you Greenville’s first ever DRAG BRUNCH AND DINNER!! YES! Enjoy a delicious meal, incredible Bloody Marys and Mimosas (and a FULL bar), and a show stopping drag show all on a beautiful Greenville Sunday! You read that right, a drag show that takes place before midnight, haha! The show will feature side splitting comedy, mind-blowing celebrity illusion, unclockable lipsync performances, and believe it or not, LIVE SINGING!
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So gather your friends, your dollars, and your appetites and make your reservations RIGHT NOW for Delighted Tobehere’s DRAG BRUNCH and DRAG DINNER! You’ll be DELIGHTED you did!
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Admission: $20 +tax
Meal: a la carte

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PRIDE NIGHT with Spartanburg Little Theatre: Rocky Horror Show!
Jul
19
to Jul 20

PRIDE NIGHT with Spartanburg Little Theatre: Rocky Horror Show!

  • Chapman Cultural Center Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Let’s do the Time Warp AGAIN!

Get campy with our friends at Spartanburg Little Theatre and enjoy a MIDNIGHT SHOWING of “Rocky Horror Picture Show”! Make sure to wear your best costumes for the PRE-SHOW COSTUME CONEST!

PLUS: Don’t miss out on the PRE-SHOW PARTY across the street at CICLOPS CYDERI at 7 p.m.!

Want a discount? Just enter ROCKYPRIDE for a salacious 25% OFF your ticket price!

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Rocky Horror Show PRE-PARTY!
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Rocky Horror Show PRE-PARTY!

Feeling a bit rusty on the TIME WARP? Need to take a step to the right again before seeing “Rocky Horror Show”? Head across the street first to CICLOPS CYDERI for the official PRE-SHOW PARTY!

July 19 is Pride Night at The Spartanburg Little Theatre! Get your tickets for SLT's 11:59 pm performance of The Rocky Horror Show on 7/19 and drop by Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery to enjoy a pint and practice the Time Warp before the show! Costume contest is at 10:00 pm! Stay tuned for more details.

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PRIDE NIGHT with Glow Lyric Theatre: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas!
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

PRIDE NIGHT with Glow Lyric Theatre: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas!

Dolly Parton is well-known for her role as the leading lady in “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, and now YOU get a chance to see it on UPSTATE PRIDE NIGHT!

Bump your guns on down to the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville for this SCANDALOUS musical comedy on July 18! Want a special offer to go with your ticket? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Get $13 off of RESERVED seats using the code “PRIDE”

  • Get $5 off of GENERAL ADMISSION seats using the code “PRIDEGEN”

Buy your tickets here!

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