Friday, May 26
Food Truck Rollout
The Gravy Train, Robino’s Food Truck, Chef Daddy’s Food Truck, and Ellada Kouzina will be on site at City Park (301 E. Poinsett St., Greer) for Friday’s food truck rollout from 5–8 p.m. Children under age 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. Outside alcohol and coolers are permitted.
Great Scot! Parade
The Great Scot! Parade, part of Gallabrae presented by the Greenville Scottish Games, will be held downtown at 6 p.m. on Friday. The parade route will begin on Main Street from Broad Street and continue to East North Street. Parade participants will include pipers, marching clans, and Scottish chiefs. There will be various Scottish-themed floats and a joint military salute.
Brew in the Zoo
Attendees have the chance to roam around the Greenville Zoo (150 Cleveland Park Drive) after hours from 6:30–9 p.m. at Friday’s Brew in the Zoo presented by RJ Rockers. The event includes beer sampling, light fare, and live music from LYRIC, Morgan Riley, and Kylie Odetta on three stages. Sixteen breweries, including Brewery 85, Thomas Creek, Oskar Blues, and Foothills Brewing, among others, will each offer two beer styles. Food vendors include Henry’s Smokehouse, Tipsy Taco, Tucanos Brazilian Grill, and more. General admission tickets are $45, and organizers expect the event to sell out. This event is ages 21+.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
The Warehouse Theatre’s 23rd Annual Upstate Shakespeare Festival kicks off Thursday, May 25, with a performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The show runs until June 25, and performances are held at 7 p.m. in Falls Park (601 S. Main St.) Thursdays through Sundays. Attendance is free.
The Warehouse Theatre’s performance of “Spring Awakening” continues this weekend. The rock musical, based on the controversial 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, addresses puberty, teenage sexuality, and other hot-button issues in the context of 19th-century Germany. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. General admission tickets are $40. (Note: This show contains mature content and themes.)
Rush Morgan Release Show
Local folk singer-songwriter Rush Morgan is celebrating the release of his debut EP, “River Stone,” at Smiley’s Acoustic Café (111 Augusta St.) on Friday night. The show begins at 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 27
Presented by the Greenville Scottish Games, Gallabrae is a celebration of all things Celtic and Scottish. The one-day festival, held at Furman University (3300 Poinsett Highway) from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., offers a variety of entertainment, including a border collie herding demonstration, British car show, Celtic Jam, piping competition, heavy athletics competition, and more. Online ticket sales are no longer available, but tickets can be purchased at the gate on Saturday ($20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6–12, and free for children age 5 and younger).
SUSTO w/ Paleface
Country-rock band SUSTO, led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Osborne, will play a show at The Spinning Jenny on Saturday night. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 9 p.m. Concord, N.C.-based folk rock/Americana band Paleface will open.
Take Flight 5K
Online registration for the Take Flight 5K, held at the Runway Café at Runway Park (21 Airport Road Ext.), is open until Thursday, May 25, at 4 p.m. Adults can register for $30, and the kid’s mile registration is $10. Registration is also open the morning of the race at packet pickup, which starts at 7 a.m. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from this event go toward the construction of Runway Park, an aviation-themed park at the Downtown Greenville Airport.
A mix of 10 veterans and newcomers to stand-up comedy will take the stage on Saturday night at Independent Public Alehouse (110 Poinsett Highway) beginning at 7:30 p.m. There is no cover charge. Check out the lineup here.