1 WHITE SNOW, BLUE GRASS: Famed fiddler and composer Mark O'Connor and his family band, the O'Connor Band — which includes Rochester area native Kate Lee on fiddle and vocals — has made a big bluegrass smash, including winning the 2017 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. The band will appear in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, on Gibbs Street in Rochester. The band includes O'Connor (a multiple Grammy and CMA winner who has collaborated with people ranging from Dolly Parton to Wynton Marsalis to Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer), his wife Maggie (fiddle, vocals), son Forrest (mandolin, guitar, vocals) and Forrest's wife Kate Lee (who locals may remember playing Rochester- and Canandaigua-area venues in her youth, and releasing an album with local band No Strings Attached), plus Joe Smart on guitar and Geoff Saunders on bass and banjo. Tickets: Range from $26 to $71, available at eastmantheatre.org or 585-274-3000.
2 STEP RIGHT UP: Canandaigua Kiwanis Club will sponsor its Kiwanis Kids Carnival from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at Canandaigua Family YMCA, 32 N. Main St., Canandaigua. The carnival will provide family activities such as carnival games, a bounce house, a photo booth and special character appearances. Tickets cost 50 cents each, and are sold in multiples of 10 — $5 for 10, $10 for 20 and $15 for 30. Proceeds will benefit the Young Child Priority One Project Fund, which supports Kiwanis-sponsored events such as the Easter Egg Hunt at Canandaigua Elementary School and The Salvation Army Christmas party for local families in need. Details: canandaiguakiwanis.org.
3 MAKING A HOME: The "Women Build" program — in which women will learn and use construction skills on an actual job site, at a new Habitat for Humanity house under construction in Clifton Springs — is set for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Satiday, Jan. 20. No previous construction skills or experience is required for the event, an initiative by Habitat for Humanity Ontario County to recruit, education and empower women to build and advocate for decent affordable housing. Details: 585-396-3600, firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 CELLIST CHAMP: International Tchaikovsky Competition winner Andrei Ionita, 23, and his cello will make his North American concert debut performing Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. The concert, with Marcelo Lehninger as guest conductor, also includes Ravel's "Mother Goose Suite," Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain," and Debussy's Nocturnes. Concert talks are held an hour before the programs begin. The concerts are in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Gibbs Street in Rochester. Tickets are available at area Wegmans stores, 585-454-2100 or rpo.org.
5 TIME FOR CHIMES: The Finger Lakes Bronze Handbell Choir will present its "Chime In" concert twice this weekend: from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Macedon Public Library, 30 W. Main St., Macedon; and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at The Presbyterian Church of Geneva, 24 Park Place, Geneva. Founded in 2000, the community handbell choir performs two two-show concert series a year. Admission: Free; donations accepted.