Friday, June 19
Downtown Live Concert Series will feature “flickted,” a four-piece band playing ’80s hits, rhythm & blues, and country, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday on the lawn at the Greater York Chamber of Commerce office, 23 E. Liberty St. Food and beverages are available. Admission is free. Bring blankets. For information, call 803-684-2590 or go to www.greateryorkchamber.com.
The “Friday Lunch Stop!” – sponsored by Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism – will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday at the Black Street parking lot. Greg Lilley closes the series with originals and covers of The Eagles, Paul Simon, Maroon 5 and more. Chairs and blankets are welcome. Some seating available.
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Juneteenth celebration will be 6-9 p.m. Friday and 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday in Old Town Rock Hill. The celebration will kick off with a concert in Fountain Park featuring The Fantasy Band and drum and dance performances. The event will continue with a monument dedication to honor past and present African-American-owned businesses at the corner of Black Street and Dave Lyle Boulevard. Saturday activities will continue with a festival/cookout on the grounds of Mt. Prospect Baptist Church and Friendship College from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
▪ Shakespeare Carolina will present a modern adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdayat the Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. The show is directed by David Hensley, a 2008 graduate of Winthrop University. Tickets available at carolinatix.org.
Saturday, June 20
An Autism Awareness Benefit Concert, sponsored by the 40&8 of the American Legion, will feature Rick Alviti and his Show Band in “That’s the Way it Was,” 7:15 p.m. June 20 at the American Legion post, 524 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill. Alviti is America’s most respected Elvis tribute artist, appearing with guest Diane Bailey as Patsy Cline. Tickets are $35 and include a reception at from 5-7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and prizes. Proceeds go to the Chrysalis Autism Center. For tickets, contact Steve and Pat Blankenship at 803-328-3599 in the evening. Limited seating. Cash or charge is available.
Harbor Chase and Rock Hill Cruisers will host a Show-n-Shine car show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday June 20 at the assisted living center, 1611 Constitution Blvd., Rock Hill. There will be door prizes and a bounce house for children, and hot dogs, burgers, chips and drinks will be sold with proceeds to the Children’s Attention Home. Free food for all registered cars. Five awards will be given at 1:30 p.m.
The Arts Council of York County will host the 36th Annual Arts Celebration at 6 p.m. June 25 at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St. The event is free and open to members and the public. Reserve tickets by 5 p.m. June 22 online at yorkcountyarts.org, by phone at 803-328-2787, or in person at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St.
“Vernon Grant: An Illustrious Career” through Oct. 18, at The Museum of York County, 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill. The new exhibition encompasses Grant’s life and career from the 1930s to the 1970s, and showcases Grant’s distinctive wit, style and masterful hand with gouache painting. chmuseums.org/myco