Good ole pick band
MISTY MOUNTAIN STRING BAND: 8 p.m. Saturday at the UU Coffeehouse, 2701 Heyward St. (Heyward and Woodrow streets). Paul Martin (mandolin/banjo), Derek Harris (bass), Brian Vickers (guitar), and Neal Green (fiddle), came together in August 2012 to play at an old-fashioned camp. What they assumed was going to be just another pick-up gig turned into a springboard that launched a professional band that’s as at home playing with the Louisville Philharmonia Orchestra as they are appearing alongside Americana favorites like Nora Jane Struthers and Town Mountain. Adults, $15 with reservations; $17 at the door; students, $3. Reservations at http://uucoffeehouse.org or by calling (803) 200-2824
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HUGHES AND ZHANG, CLASSICAL PIANISTS: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St., Sumter. The program will include Samuel Barber’s “Souvenirs” and Rachmaninoff’s “Morceau de Fantaisie.” Floor and box seats, $25; balcony, $20; students, $10. (803) 436-2616; http://www.sumtersc.gov/sumter-opera-house.aspx
SPEAKER AT THE CENTER: Noon Thursday at the State Library, 1500 Senate St. John Mark Sibley-Jones will discuss “By the Red Glare,” his Civil War novel of divergent lives and perils amid the burning of Columbia. Free and open to the public; bring your lunch. Books will be available for purchase and signing. (803) 734-8666; http://readsc.org