Kathy Mattea performs March 27 in Clover

March 23, 2014 

THURSDAY

In Clover

Kathy Mattea performs, 8 p.m. March 27, Clover School District Auditorium, 605 Bethel St., Clover. Mattea’s signature blend of Appalachian, gospel, bluegrass, roots and Celtic music have garnered multiple CMA, ACM and Grammy awards. Tickets: $15. clover.k12.sc.us

‘Julius Caesar’

“Julius Caesar,” March 27-29, Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, Charlotte, presented by Shakespeare Carolina. Tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. To reserve tickets: carolinatix.org

SATURDAY

Free concert

The Gaston Symphonic Band performs, 8 p.m. March 29, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55, Clover. Gaston Symphonic band has more than 75 members playing classical, pops, marches, Broadway and jazz. The concert is free and no tickets are required. 803-222-8018; clover.k12.sc.us/csda

Meet author

Meet author Saloma Miller Furlong, 2 p.m. March 29, Rock Hill Main Library. Formerly a member of the Ohio Amish community, Furlong will talk about her experiences growing up Amish and how she reached the decision to leave that life. Her release is “Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’s Ties to Two Worlds” and “Why I Left the Amish.” She has been featured on two episodes of the PBS documentary show “American Experience,” about the Amish way of life. Copies of her books will be available for sale and signing. Registration required. 803-981-5845

Hoppin’ fun

Peter Rabbit at the Garden, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 29, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Meet characters from the story, including Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail. Greg Briley Photography will offer photo packages. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the Bunny Café, provided by Best Impressions Caterers. Free with garden admission: adults, $12; seniors 60 and older, $10; and children 4-12, $6. DSBG.org

Photo exhibit

Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment exhibit, opens March 29, Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte. The first stop on the national tour of the exhibition following its run at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. On view through July 20, featuring nearly 100 photographs, including moving depictions of far-flung cultures, compelling illustrations of conceptual topics and arresting images of social issues. Cost: $10 special exhibition fee after general museum admission. wovexhibition.org

MONDAY

Great music

“Music from the Reign of Catherine the Great,” 8 p.m. March 31, Abbey Basilica, Belmont Abbey College campus. Presented by Carolina Pro Musica, the concert features music by Italian composers who took up residence in St. Petersburg at the request of the Imperial family and music by the first Russian-speaking composer who trained abroad, in Italy. Admission is free. Donations accepted. bac.edu

ONGOING

Art exhibition

Fewell Park Art Exhibition, through March 27, 1204 Alexander Road, Rock Hill. Presented by Catawba River Art Guild and Fewell Park Recreation Center. A variety of media will be on display.

Baxter exhibit

Todd Baxter paintings on display, through March 28, City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 121 Johnston Ave., Rock Hill. Baxter of Charlotte, worked as a graphic designer for about 30 years. In June 2010 he began work in fine arts. He works primarily with oils and is a 2014 member of the Oil Painters of America. He has work represented by the Providence Gallery in Charlotte and Olive’s in Fort Mill. 803-328-2787; yorkcountyarts.org

To the moon

“Back To The Moon For Good,” through June 6, The Museum of York County’s Settlemyre Planetarium, 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill. Forty years after the historic Apollo landings, this 25-minute digital film ushers in a new era of lunar exploration, immersing spectators in the latest space race – a $30 million private competition to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon. Narrated by Tim Allen. Runs every Tuesday-Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The family-friendly planetarium show is included with museum admission. 803-329-2121; chmuseums.org

COMING SOON

Choristers ‘Rock’

“School House Rock Live! Jr,.” 6:30 p.m. April 3, Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E., Clover. The Clover Choristers presents its first full-length Broadway-style production with a cast of 48 children, ages 7 to 11. Favorites include “I'm Just a Bill,” “Conjunction Junction,” “The Preamble,” and “Interjections!” “Interplanet Janet” will make an appearance. Advance tickets: $8 adults, $6 12 and younger; at the door: $10 for adults, $8 children. cloverchoristers.org

Garden pests

First Friday topic: Common garden pests, 11 a.m. April 4, Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 835 Edgemont Ave., Rock Hill. Clemson Extension Agent Paul Thompson will talk about garden pests at this free program, hosted by Master Gardeners of York County, Clemson Extension Service and the Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department

Get motivated

Jillian Michaels on stage, April 15, Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte. Tickets: start at $25. BlumenthalArts.org.

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