Friday, March 10
Heroes Night with the Swamp Rabbits
The Swamp Rabbits (650 Academy St.) will “celebrate [and] honor our local and national military, police, firefighters, and EMS” on Heroes Night presented by Lockheed Martin. The first 1,000 fans that arrive for the game will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Game time is 7 p.m. Following the game, country/rock band Parmalee will play a free concert. Regular tickets and Family Fun Pack are available for purchase here.
Those Lavender Whales with Excons
Columbia-based indie pop group Those Lavender Whales are playing at Hospitable Cat (6 Rowley St.) on Friday night at 8 p.m. A $5–10 cash donation is suggested for admission. The show is BYOB. Local rock band Excons will open.
The Honeycutters w/ Cicada Rhythm
Americana/alt country band The Honeycutters are playing at The Spinning Jenny (107 Cannon St., Greer) on Friday night at 8 p.m. Athens-based folk/Americana duo Cicada Rhythms will open. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.
Saturday, March 11
Improv March Madness: Dual Duel Competition
Every March, Alchemy Comedy (1 E. Coffee St.) holds a bracket-style, head-to-head improv tournament. Throughout the month, the field of 24 teams will be whittled down to the final two, who will compete for the championship. Each week, four teams of two compete for points — and laughs — to move to the semifinals. Round three will be Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Curious minds can check out the current bracket here.
Race to LiveWell Greenville
The Race to LiveWell Greenville will be held on Saturday from 7:30–11:30 a.m. at the South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center (2 Exchange St.). The event includes a timed “duathlon” — a two-person relay team that runs 2 miles, bikes 14 miles, and then runs another 2 miles — or a 2-mile fun run. Online registration has passed, so anyone interested in participating will need to register at the event by cash, credit card, or check. The duathlon registration costs are $65 for an individual or $60 per person in a team. Fun run entry is $15. For route information, click here.
An Evening with The Grateful Brothers
The Grateful Brothers, a six-piece ensemble, play covers of The Allman Brothers Band and The Grateful Dead (hence the name). They’ll play a free show at Gottrocks (200 Eisenhower Drive) on Saturday starting at 9:30 p.m.
Swamp Fox Donuts Pop Up Shop
Swamp Fox Donuts will have a pop-up shop at Chasing Rabbits Tea Company (131 E. McBee Ave.) from 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday.
Bringing the Moon on the Mat
If you’ve ever been curious as to how the moon and its cycles connect to yoga practice, Maryanne Abdulhadi of Southern Om Hot Yoga (1140 Woodruff Road, Suite 301) will tell you all about it during this workshop, held from 6–8 p.m. Registration is $25.
Sunday, March 12
Return to the Green
The Return to the Green Irish Cultural Festival will be held at Fluor Field (945 S. Main St.) from 1–6 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy Celtic music, Irish dance, food and drinks, children’s activities, and more. Admission is free. (Editor’s note: Organizers announced on March 10 that Return to the Green has been postponed to Sunday, Sept. 17.)
Ireland on Parade @ NOMA
A downtown Irish parade begins at 1 p.m. at Broad and Main streets followed by an Irish festival at NOMA Square until 6 p.m. The event includes music and dancing, children’s activities, and Irish food and beer for sale.