The Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Greenville on their continued worldwide tour. This talented group of basketball players will face off in a game while also showcasing their impressive ball-handling skills, basketball artistry, and variety of tricks. After the event, make sure to stick around for autograph and photograph opportunities with the stars of the show. Founded in 1926, the Harlem Globetrotters have wowed audiences around the world with their unique mix of comedy, theater, and feats of athleticism on the court. –Sara Pearce
When: Jan. 13, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St.
THRU JAN. 21
FOOD & DRINK
Restaurant Week South Carolina
Restaurant Week, a statewide event in South Carolina, returns to the Greenville area for 11 days. This annual event allows local, regional, and national restaurants to showcase their best dishes to food lovers from all over the area, including downtown Greenville, the Woodruff and Haywood road area, Pelham Road, Greer, Travelers Rest, Clemson, and Simpsonville. All restaurants will offer predetermined menus that include two or more courses for a set price, and some also include drink pairings. Participating restaurants include Jianna, Wu’s Cajun Seafood, Hall’s Chophouse, Grill Marks, LTO Burger Bar, Southern Culture Kitchen & Bar, and Stella’s Southern Brasserie, among others. –Sara Pearce
When: Jan. 11-21
Where: Greenville and surrounding areas
Admission: Varies per restaurant
JAN. 13 & 14
“Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming”
“Window Horses,” an animated feature film about love of family, poetry, history, and culture, will have two screenings at the Peace Center this weekend. “Window Horses” is written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming. The story follows 20-year-old Rosie Ming, who lives at home with her overprotective Chinese grandparents. Rosie has never gone anywhere alone, until she is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Iran. She discovers her love of poetry and learns more about her Iranian father, whom she assumed had abandoned her. Her journey also leads to a deeper understanding of herself and her cultural identity. The film explores the themes of bridging cultural and generational divides through experiences and the magic of poetry. –Sara Pearce
Mike Willey’s “Tired Souls: King and the Montgomery County Bus Boycott”
“Tired Souls” opens in Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 1, 1955 – the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. Her choices inspired the black citizens of Montgomery to abandon traveling on the buses until they were no longer forced to sit in the back. This performance also tells the story of other key figures in the civil rights movement, including Jo Ann Robinson and Claudette Colvin, who led the way for Parks’ protest and permanently changed the course of U.S. history.
“Tired Souls” is appropriate for classrooms studying social studies, U.S. history, the civil rights movement, the performing arts, and drama and theater. The performance is recommended for grades third through fifth and sixth through eighth, depending on showtime. –Sara Pearce
When: Jan. 16-18, times vary
Where: The Peace Center, 300 S. Main St
South Carolina International Auto Show
The 2018 South Carolina International Auto Show is back, bringing over 250 all-new vehicles, preproduction vehicles, and more to the TD Convention Center. The auto show is designed as a one-stop shop to research, compare, and test hundreds of new models. It is great for those in the market for a new car and also those who are just interested in the newest automotive technology.
There will be many brands on display, including Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Lexus, Maserati, and Toyota, among others. The new models will have technological upgrades, updated safety features, and added convenience features. This year the event will have three test-drive events, allowing attendees to complete their research by driving certain vehicles. There will also be custom-built cars and trucks on display from Greenville’s own Tommy Pike Customs, along with Modern Muscle, One-of-a-Kind Customs, and Restored Vehicles Display. –Sara Pearce
When: Jan. 12-14; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: TD Convention Center, 1 Exposition Ave.