Friday, Nov. 18
Food Truck Friday
For this month’s Food Truck Friday, Automatic Taco and Cluck, Squeal & Friends will be at Heritage Green (420 College St.) from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. After lunch, check out the new Wyeth Dynasty exhibit at GCMA, which features works from Andrew Wyeth, his father N.C., son Jamie, and sisters Carolyn and Henriette.
Big Fandom Greenville
Big Fandom Greenville, a new multi-genre fan convention, will be held from Friday to Sunday at the Hilton Greenville (45 W. Orchard Park Drive). According to the event page, there will be “special guests, panels, events, vendors, costume contests, nightly dance parties, movie screenings, gaming, cosplay” and more. A single three-day pass is $15 and can be purchased here. Single-day passes can be purchased at the door for $7 on Friday and Sunday and $10 on Saturday. Hours are Friday from noon–2 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–2 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
For more information on participating vendors, the schedule of events and guests, visit the event website.
2016 Pulse Arts Crawl
Pulse Young Professionals is hosting an Arts Crawl on Friday from 6–10 p.m. The event will begin at The Art Cellar (233 N. Main St.), and then around 7 p.m., attendees will ride the downtown trolley to Art Crossing at Riverplace to visit artists’ studios. There will be complimentary food and beverages throughout the night and valuable networking opportunities. There will be an afterparty beginning at 8:30 p.m. at a downtown bar that is yet to be determined. Tickets, which are $5 for Pulse investors and $15 for noninvestors, can be purchased here.
Legendary country singer/songwriter Garth Brooks is making a three-day tour stop in Greenville this weekend, playing shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Some single tickets are still available. The show starts at 7 p.m., and doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19
Paris Mountain Road Race
The Greenville Track Club in partnership with Jersey Mike’s presents the Paris Mountain Road Race on Saturday morning. The event offers three races: the Road Warrior 20K, Mountain Goat 10K and Flatlander 5K. Runners will run on Paris Mountain and/or the Furman University campus. The 20K is billed as one of the toughest races in the region, “with over 2,500 vertical feet of elevation gain, 89 curves and some hills at 15 percent gain.” Race day registration is held at Timmons Auditorium at Furman University (3300 Poinsett Highway) from 6–7:30 a.m., but runners can also take part in early registration at Fleet Feet Greenville (635 Augusta St.) on Friday, Nov. 18, from noon–7 p.m. Both the 20K and 10K begin at Furman’s Shi Center at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. Click here for registration information and here for more information about the race routes.
Greenville Craft Beer Festival
The fourth annual Greenville Craft Beer Festival presented by Total Wine and More will be held at Fluor Field (945 S. Main St.) beginning at noon on Saturday and at 11 a.m. for VIP guests. Thirty-five breweries from the Carolinas and beyond will be represented at the event, including local favorites like Birds Fly South Ale Project, Brewery 85, Quest Brewing, RJ Rockers and Thomas Creek. General admission tickets are $50 and can be purchased on the event website.
Harvest Hope Can to Keg 5K Relay
The Harvest Hope Can to Keg 5K Relay begins at Upstate Craft Beer Co. (400 Augusta St.) on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Each relay team will have three people who will run 1 mile in the race. While the distance isn’t quite the length of a standard 5K, the goal of the race is to have fun and help raise donations for local food bank Harvest Hope. (All proceeds from the event will benefit Harvest Hope.) Entry costs are $35 per team, with at least one nonperishable food item brought per team member, or $45 per team without food items. Participants are encouraged to bring additional nonperishable food items the day of the relay as well. Following the race, there will be a block party celebration at Upstate Craft Beer Co. with a band, games, food and beer.
Registration is open until Friday, Nov. 18. To register, click here.
Truth Be Told: A Live Storytelling Show
On Saturday at 9 p.m., Alchemy Comedy will present “Truth Be Told: A Live Storytelling Show” at Coffee Underground (1 E. Coffee St.). The show features five to six guests who are telling their true stories, and event organizers note that the show is not entirely comedy and “often features stories of a serious and adult tone.” Alchemy has been using Greenville’s storytellers to put on their main improve show, Local Legends, for the last five years, and for “Truth Be Told,” they wanted to focus on these stories and voices. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.
Sunday, Nov. 20
Augusta Road: Annual Holiday Open House
The Augusta Road Business Association (ARBA) is hosting its Annual Holiday Open House from 1–5 p.m. on Sunday. The event is a tradition for the area to kick off the holiday shopping season. Participating businesses will have special events, and there will be “a visit from Santa and his elves, live music, carriage rides, hot cocoa [and] door prizes,” according to the event page. ARBA members will have charity collection boxes at their businesses for shoppers to have the opportunity to donate to The Samaritan House. Shops for the open house include locations in Augusta Village, Caper Place, McDaniel Village and Augusta Commons shopping centers, as well as some freestanding locations. For more information about specific participating stores and deals, click here.
Old School Skate
Add a little nostalgia to your Sunday evening. From 6–9 p.m., Roller Sports Skating Rink (328 W. Main St., Taylors) is hosting a throwback skate night with hits from the ’70s and ’80s. Admission is $5.