African-inspired art, Native American pow-wows, theater productions and all kinds of live music top the cultural events during the 50th annual Come-See-Me festival this year.
The work of Arianne King Comer will be on display at Clinton Junior College’s Dalton Gallery, 1029 Crawford Road. Comer honors her heritage through the traditional African art. She will be at the artist reception at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the college.
Returning to Come-See-Me for its fourth year is the Catawba Pow-Wow – touted as South Carolina’s largest Native American gathering. Tribes from across the United States and Canada will dance, drum and share their culture at the three-day event from April 12 through 14 at the Winthrop Coliseum, coordinated by the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project. There will also be food, traditional craft vendors and a birds of prey exhibit by the Carolina Raptor Center. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages six to 11.
The Pottery Festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 through 19 during Come-See-Me at the Gettys Art Center. Coordinated by the Rock Hill Pottery Center, the gallery has a large collection of functional and decorative pottery handcrafted by local artisans.
The York County Choral Society will hold its spring concert from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 14 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 India Hook Road. The 75-voice main choir and its newly formed chamber group will present works by classical and contemporary composers. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. Go to yorkcountychoralsociety.org.
For music, theater and dance lovers, Winthrop University has numerous performances to showcase its students’ talent.
On April 16, 18 and 20, advanced Winthrop dance students take the stage at Johnson Hall Theatre to perform a wide variety of dance styles, including ballet, jazz and modern at a choreography showcase. Tickets are $8 for students and $15 for the general public.
There will be a lively and entertaining mixture of one-act plays directed by advanced Winthrop theater students at the Spring One-Act Festival at 8 p.m. on April 17, 19 and 20 at the college’s Johnson Studio Theatre. The plays are geared to adults. There is an admission fee.
At 7:30 p.m. on April 15, Winthrop’s Jazz Ensemble performs an array of musical styles ranging from traditional big band literature to the most contemporary jazz at the Barnes Recital Hall. It is a free concert.
The college’s Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 18, at Byrnes Auditorium. The performance is free.
The Winthrop Chorale Concert, under the direction of Katherine Kinsey, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 16 at Byrnes Auditorium.
Coordinated by Winthrop University, the Out of Bounds Ensemble will perform a free contemporary chamber music concert at 7:30 p.m. April 14, at Barnes Recital Hall.
For a religious experience, music and worship are planned for Christian Music Night at 7 p.m. April 19. Tickets are $5 in advance at Shepherd’s Fold Bookstore, or $6 at the door.