Steep Canyon Rangers perform Jan. 17 in York

January 13, 2014 


Story time

Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Lake Wylie Public Library. For 3- to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. No registration required.


Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers performs, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. The Grammy-award winning band from Brevard, N.C., is known for their bluegrass groove laced with agile picking, sprightly harmonies and crafty songwriting. Recent appearances include “Austin City Limits,” “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Today Show,” and venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. The Steep Canyon Rangers album, “Nobody Knows You,” won a 2013 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. The band's most recent release, “Tell The Ones I love,” was recorded almost entirely live. Tickets: $20 CHM Members, $25 general admission. 803-909-7313, 803-909-7488;


Hot Mess

Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill. A New York City-based blues and jazz ensemble specializes in American music from the late 1800s-1930, reminiscent of The Ziegfeld Follies, The Great American Song Book and early medicine shows. The group features Jessy Carolina on vocals and washboard, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton on piano, banjo and vocals; Jordan Hyde on guitar; Jay Sanford on bass; Mario J. Maggio on clarinet and saxophone; an Satoru Ohashi on trumpet and trombone. Tickets: $20 for Arts Council of York County members, $25 general admission. All tickets are $30 at the door. 803-328-2787;

Garden tour

Horticultural Highlight Walk, 1 p.m. Jan. 18, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Join horticulture staff on a custom tour of the garden highlighting what’s in bloom, seasonally relevant gardening tips and behind-the-scenes details. Free with garden admission. 704-829-1252;


World’s Fairs

“Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939” exhibit through Jan. 19, Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte. See about 200 examples of glass, furniture, jewelry, ceramics, precious metalwork and textiles displayed at the world’s fairs between London’s Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in London in 1851 and New York’s World’s Fair in 1939. Admission: $10, adults; free to children younger than age 18 with paying adult. 704-337-2011;

On exhibit

“The First Carolinians: The Life & Times of the First Cultures in the Palmetto State,” through March 1, Fort Mill History Museum, 310 N. White St., Fort Mill. 803-802-3646,

Photo exhibition

“Bearing Witness: The New York Photo League and Sonia Handelman Meyer,” through June 29, Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. Made up of about 100 photographs from Photo League members.



Papercrafting, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 19, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Instructed by Suzanne Patz, stamp and paper artist, make cards with stamping techniques and something special for Valentine’s Day. Cost: $18 for garden members, $22 for nonmembers, plus $5 materials fee. 704-829-1252;

Use duct tape

Duct Tape Returns, 5-6:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Lake Wylie Public Library. For sixth- through 12th-graders, create cool accessories with duct tape. Registration required. 803-831-7774

‘Flights’ exhibit

Tony DiGiorgio’s “Travels and Flights of Fancy” exhibit reception, 6 p.m. Jan. 23, Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill. DiGiorgio’s works will be on display through Feb. 16. DiGiorgio’s artistic approach creates striking imagery that provides viewers with an introduction to the possibilities of photography in the digital age. Showing concurrently to DiGiorgio’s work in the Dalton Gallery are works by Dana Shelby in the Perimeter Gallery, and Matt Horick and Caleb Sauls in the Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Gallery. 803-328-2787;

Art and Orchids

Arts and Orchids exhibit, Jan. 25-March 23, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. The garden has paired thousands of its orchids with the works by North Carolina artist Rick Lazes. “The World is Bending” is made up of large shapes made of wood or metal, that Lazes says make a social statement about the changes and challenges that people around the world are encountering during the early part of the 21st century. “Liquid Art” showcases colorful acrylic sculptures melted into obscure shapes. These pieces are painted with incredible detail. The pieces will be available for purchase. Orchid arrangements will complement the art. The garden will offer classes on how to grow and care for orchids at home from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 1 and March 1. Each workshop costs $20 for members and $25 for non-members, plus a $25 materials fee. Photographing Orchids will be held 9:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 16 with instructor Dave Kelly. The exhibits are free with garden admission $12 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, and $6 children 4-12. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 704-825-4490;

Health care Q&A

Affordable Care Act: Questions and Answers, 1 p.m. Jan. 28, Lake Wylie Public Library. A certified application counselor will explain the Affordable Care Act, who qualifies, and how to use the Health Insurance Marketplace to find coverage. Those who already have insurance and just want to learn more are invited to attend. Registration requested. 803-831-7774

California Dreaming

California Dreaming, 9 p.m. Jan. 28, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 Hwy. 55 E., Clover. A dance tribute to an era that introduced the world to the good vibrations of love, peace and summertime fun. Tickets: $15. 803-222-8018;

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