Calendar: Arts events in May around the Upstate
G — FREE! FIRST FRIDAY is 6 – 9 p.m. May 3 at Greenville Center for Creative Arts. View and buy work by local artists and enjoy a free make and take art activity for kids. For details, visit https://www.artcentergreenville.org.
G — A DANCE CLASS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS is 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. Thursdays at Shock Dance Center in Mauldin. The class has free tuition and a one-time $40 payment at the beginning of the season. Students receive a T-shirt and perform in the annual shock showcase. All proceeds from the showcase go to benefit Lindley’s Alliance which supports special needs youth in the community. Visit https://www.shockdancebylindley.com.
G — ENJOY OFF THE WALL ART TIME in May at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Greenville. Make Mother’s Day art through May 12 and a superhero puppet May 21 – 26. For a complete schedule, see http://www.tcmupstate.org.
S — EXPLORE MUSIC AND MOVEMENT at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg. For a complete schedule, see http://www.tcmupstate.org.
G — GREENVILLE THEATRE offers youth classes. For details, visit https://www.greenvilletheatre.org.
G — THEATER CLASSES are offered at the South Carolina Children’s Theatre. For details, visit https://scchildrenstheatre.org.
G — SUNDAYS AT 2 programs, featuring family activities, gallery tours, music and more, are offered at 2 p.m. Sundays at the Greenville County Museum of Art. For details, visit http://gcma.org.
S — ENJOY OPEN ART STUDIOS at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg. Through May 4 make crayon rubbing flowers, May 7 – 11 make Mother’s Day cards, May 14 – 18 celebrate TCMU-Spartanburg’s first birthday with sprinkle art, May 21 – 25 make interesting art by swiping paint across paper and May 27 – June 1 make textured roller paintings. For details, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
S — THEATER CLASSES are offered at Spartanburg Youth Theatre for grades K4 – 12. Visit http://www.spartanburgyouththeatre.com.