Art Exhibits


8th Annual Student Art Exhibition Fri Jun 15. Steve Carpenter Gallery and Studio, 176 Anderson Ave. 6:30-10 p.m. 758-1410,

“Israel: A Country in Transition” by Bruce Bennett Fri Jun 15. Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. 5-830 p.m. 482-1976,


1570 Gallery at Valley Manor 1570 East Ave. Through Jun 15: “Making the Ordinary Extraordinary.” Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and weekends by appt. 770-1923.

1975 Gallery 89 Charlotte St. Through Jun 16: “Spyglass,” A Viewing Experience by Sarah C. Rutherford & Brandon Colaprete. Tue-Fri 6-9 p.m., Sat 4-8 p.m.,

Artisans’ Loft 4135 Mill St, Pultneyville. Ongoing: “Dream Sails…and More” by David Chamberlain; “Waterscapes” by Lee Hanford; “Trees and More” by Rocky Greco. Fri 1-3 & 6-8, Sat 1-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. 315-589-5000

Arts & Cultural Council Gallery 277 N Goodman St. Through Jun 27: “Manuel Rivera-Ortiz: India, A Celebration of Life.” Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 473-4000,

Axom Gallery 176 Anderson Ave. 2nd floor. Through Jun 30: “Convergence” by Paul Garland. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 12-5 p.m. 232.6030 x23,

Baobab Cultural Center 728 University Ave. Continuing: Magnificent Africa. Thu-Fri 5:30-9 p.m., Sat 2-4 p.m. 563-2145,

Books Etc. 78 W. Main St., Macedon. Through Aug 15: “Relative Image,” work by Dolores Seagren, Richard Lacey, and Anne Lacey Ellington. Wed-Sun Noon-5 p.m. 474-4116,

Black Radish Gallery Village Gate, D Entrance, 274 N. Goodman St. Through Jun 30: “Wayward Dreams” by Alison Tyne. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 12-5 p.m.

B.T. Roberts Memorial Hall Gallery at Roberts Wesleyan College 2301 Westside Drive. Through June 30: “Vapors: The Brevity of Life” by Athesia Benjamin. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 594-6800,

Bug Jar 219 Monroe Ave. Through Jul 31: THE LOBBY Presents: A Tribute 2 Prince:“The Artist: Formally Shown as Prints” group exhibit. Mon-Sun 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. 454-2966,,

Coach Street Clay 39 Coach Street, Canandaigua. Through Jul 21: “Where You Go, I Go,” New Work by Peter Pincus. Call for hours. 474-3103,

Community Darkroom Gallery 713 Monroe Ave. Through Aug 31: “We Are Ten,” A Black and White Photo Exhibition by Wilson Commencement Academy Photo Club. Mon 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Fri 12-5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 271-5920,

Crocus Clay Works Gallery Hungerford Building Door #2, Suite 225, 1115 E. Main St. Through Jun 23: “A Life in Layers,” Digital prints designed by Kelly Powell & inspired by the Kuna Indians of Panama. Tue-Wed 5-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m., or by appointment. 469-8217,

A Different Path Gallery 27 Market St., Brockport. Continuing: “I and Love and You” group show and “Women” a solo show of new works by chickenbone. Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 637-5494,

The Firehouse Gallery @ Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Ave. Through Jul 23: “5th Annual College Clay Collective.” Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat noon-4 p.m. 244-1730,

The Gallery Annex Dallywater’s, 83 Geneva St., Geneva. Continuing: “Bloom” by Kevin Harwood. Call for details. 315-719-0140.

Gallery @ Equal=Grounds 750 South Ave. Through Jun 30: “Secrets of the Solstice,” Artwork by Tim Mack. Tue-Fri 7 a.m.-Midnight, Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-Midnight.

Gallery r 100 College Ave. Jun 14-Jul 3: “I Know You through Your Pictures,” RIT’s Photo Arts Collective club. Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m.

Gallery Salon & Spa 780 University Ave. Through Jul 31: “ReMix” by Belinda Bryce. Tue-Thu 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 271-8340,

Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union 395 Gregory St. Through Jun 29: The Work of Cheryl and Don Olney. Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 461-2230,

George Eastman House 900 East Ave. Through Sep 16: “See: Untold Stories.” | Ongoing: “Cameras from the Technology Collection,” and “The Remarkable George Eastman.” | Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. $4-$12. 271-3361,

Gilded Square Picture Framing & Gallery 714 University Ave. Continuing: “Framed” artwork by Keith Uhrich & Michelle Michael. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 461-2808,

High Falls Fine Art Gallery 60 Browns Race. Through Jul 5: “Stephen Spinder, Solo Photography,” “Pen, Pencil, Tool, & Brush,” and “A Photographer’s Path 15.”  Wed-Fri 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat Noon-5:30 p.m.; Sun 1-5 p.m. 325-2030,

Hungerford Building 1115 E. Main St., door 1, floor 2. Through Jun 29: “My Apocalypse.” Visit for details:

Image City Photography Gallery 722 University Ave. Jun 13-Jul 8: “Israel: A Country in Transition” by Bruce Bennett. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun noon-4 p.m. 482-1976,

International Art Acquisitions 3300 Monroe Ave. Through Jun 30: “Ode to Matisse” original gouache and ink paintings by Marsha Hammel. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun Noon-5 p.m. 264-1440,

I-Square Visions 693 Titus Ave., Irondequoit. Through Jul 12: “Hot in Irondequoit” Show & Sale. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 943-1941.

Jembetat Gallery and Café 645 Park Ave. Ongoing: Art of the Dogon Mali. Daily 11 a.m.-midnight. 442-8960,

Jewish Community Center 1200 Edgewood Ave. Through Jul 22: “Traveling Exhibition: Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals.” Wed 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun Noon-6 p.m., and Mon-Tue by request. 461-2000,

Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center Gallery St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. Through Jun 25: Rochester Art Club Spring Show. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 899-3720.

Little Theatre Café 240 East Ave. Through Jun 22: Ian Bornarth. Sun 5-8 p.m. Mon-Thu 5-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m. 258-0403,

Lorette Wilmot Library @ Nazareth College 4245 East Ave. Jun 18-29: “Robert Marshall Haven: Drawings of the Beatles.” Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 389-2129,

Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Ave. Through Aug 5: Fifth Rochester Biennial. Wed-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu until 9 p.m., $5-$12. Thu night reduced price: $6 from 5-9 p.m. 276-8900,

Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N Main St, Honeoye Falls. Continuing: “Felted Fashions” by Jae Hee Lee and “Fresh Produce.” Mon-Fri & Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. 624-7740,

My Sister’s Gallery The Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Through Jul 10: “Between the Lines, Patriotism in Print.” Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 546-8439.

Nan Miller Gallery 3450 Winton Place. Through June 23: “Albert Paley’s The Mastery of Metal.” Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 292-1430,

Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery 4245 East Ave. Through Jun 16: “Shared Spaces: Student & Teacher Art Show.” Wed-Thu 12-5 p.m., Fri 12-8 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 389-5073,

Nazareth College Colacino Gallery 4245 East Ave. Through Jul 22: “Jazz: The Spirit of the Movement,” The Photographs of Jim Allen. Wed-Sat 12-5 p.m. 389-5073,

Ock Hee’s Gallery 2 Lehigh St. Through Aug 25: “The Inner World of Dario Tazziolo.” Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 624-4730,

Orange Glory Café 240 East Ave. Continuing: “Poster and Fine Art Show” by Carla Bartow. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 232-7340.

Our House Art Gallery Veterans Outreach Center, 783 South Ave. Through Jun 30: “No Rules” by David Duncan. Tue 1-7 p.m., Fri 1-3 p.m., or by appt. 295-7804,

Oxford Gallery 267 Oxford St. Jun 16-Aug 25: “Summer Exhibit: James Strohmeier.” Tue-Fri Noon-5 p.m; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5885,

Penfield Community Center 1985 Baird Rd. Through Jun 17: Penfield Art Association’s Spring Art Exhibit. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 2-3 p.m. 586-6761

Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Through Jun 30: “Posters and Recent Works by Chris Charles of Fly Rabbit Press.” Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m.

Rochester Contemporary Arts Center 137 East Ave. Through Jul 15: “6x6x2012: Bigger and Better.” Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m., Fri 1-10 p.m. 461-2222, $1.

Rochester Regional Community Design Center Hungerford Complex/E. Main Business Park. Door 3B. Continuing: “Corn Hill: What’s Next?” Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 271-0520,

Roz Steiner Art Gallery Genesee Community College, 1 College Rd., Batavia. Through Jun 28: Student Digital Art Show. Call for hours. 343-0055 x6448,

Rush Rhees Library Rare Books and Special Collections University of Rochester River Campus, Rush Rhees Library, Wilson Blvd. Through Aug 17: “Picturing AIDS and Its Publics,” educational AIDS posters from the Atwater Collection, and “Springing to Life: Moveable Books and Mechanical Devices.” Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 475-6766.

Sage Art Center UR River Campus. Through August 2012: Photo exhibit by Thomas Evans, curated by Jessica Holmes. Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-11p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat-Sun 2-6 p.m. 273-5995,

Sips Coffee Shop 149 Pattonwood Dr., Irondequoit. Through Jun 30: Artist of the Month: Oil and Acrylic Paintings by Sunita Dixit. Call for hours: 323-9360.

Spectrum Gallery at Lumiere Photo, 100 College Ave. Through Jun 15: Color Photographs by Pat Wilder. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 461-4447,

Starry Nites Café 696 University Ave. Through Aug 25: “Fly Me to the Moon: Celestial Bodies at Starry Nites Café.” Mon-Thu 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri 7:30 a.m.-midnight, Sat 8 a.m.-midnight, Sun 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 271-2630,,

Stella Art Gallery & Studio 350 West Commercial St., East Rochester. Continuing: “East Rochester High School Student Exhibit.” Thu 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat noon-9 p.m.

Steve Carpenter Gallery and Studio 176 Anderson Ave. Jun 16-23: 8th Annual Student Art Exhibition. Daily 1-4 p.m. 758-1410,

Strong Behavioral Health University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave. Through Jun 25: “Balance.” Visit site for hours.

Studio 215 Hungerford Building Door #1 or 2, Floor 4, Suite 433E, 1115 E. Main St. Continuing: “School’s Out for Summer 2,” with students from Buckman Heights Elementary School. Tue-Wed 5-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m., or by appointment. 490-1210,

Tap & Mallet 381 Gregory St. Continuing: “Paintings by Bradley Butler.” Mon-Sat 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun 4 p.m.-12 a.m. 473-0503,

Visual Studies Workshop 31 Prince St. Through Jul 9: “Reversing the Catastrophe of Fixed Meaning” by Scott McCarney. Thu 5-8 p.m., Fri-Sat 12-5 p.m., and by appt. 442-8676,

Wallace Library Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. Through Aug 6: “The Light of the Sublime: The Works of Rumi as Interpreted by Zahra Partovi and Vincent FitzGerald & Co.” Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. 475-4213.

Wood Library 134 North Main St., Canandaigua. Through Jul 12: “The Finger Lakes: Above and Below,” paintings by Gloria Betlam. Sun noon-4 p.m., Mon 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tue 10 a.m.-noon. 394-1381.


56th Clothesline Festival. Limited exhibitor spaces remain for Sep 8-9 juried outdoor show & sale at Memorial Art Gallery. Apply at

Arts at the Gardens: Call for Vendors. Takes place August 20-21. Information:

Call for Art: Crow Show. Deadline July 21. Call for artwork relating to crows or ravens for August exhibit. More information and more calls for art at

Call for Art: Skin Deep – The Art of Tattooing and Body Art. Deadline June 30. Submit framed drawings, illustrations, and/or photos of body art for July 6 exhibit. More info:

Call for Art: “Thick and Thin” at Center at High Falls Art Gallery. Drop off work June 13-17. Show July-August. $20 entry fee for 1-3 submissions. Info: 325-2030 or

Call for Art: “Landmarks of Wayne County.” Must be delivered to Wayne County Council for the Arts October 5 or 6. Adult & Youth categories; photos must be taken within Wayne Country between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012. Information: 315-331-4593,

Call for Art Proposals for New Roz Steiner Art Gallery at Genesee Community College. Individuals and groups working in all media are welcome to submit proposals. Submit bio, resume, digital JPEG samples to GCC Art Department Office, Art Gallery Committee, Genesee Community College, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020. The new gallery will be ready for exhibitions beginning in early 2011. For more info, email

Call for Emerging Film- and Videomakers. Ongoing. Submit films and videos to the monthly Emerging Filmmakers Series at the Little Theatre. Films of maximum 30 minutes must have been produced in New York State in the last two years. For more information, email

Call for Entries: Films. Greentopia | Film Festival takes place September 12-14. Submit or get more info:

Call for Submissions: Portfolio Showcase 2012. Deadline June 16. Exhibit August 8-September 2 at Image City Photography Gallery. More info:

Central Library Offers Exhibit Opportunities for Artists at Lower Link Gallery. Space currently available free of charge. Applications available at; call 428-8051 for more information.

Donate Artwork to Evening at Auction to benefit Boys and Girls Club in Geneva. To be held September 21. Contact or for more information.

Art Events

[ Thursday, June 14 ]

5th Annual Rochester Biennial Lectures: Val Cushing. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900, 7 p.m. Included in gallery admission: $2.50-$6.

[ Saturday, June 16 ]

2nd Annual Help Shriners Help Kids Art & Craft Sale. Damascus Shrine Center, 979 Bay Rd., Webster. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

[ Wednesday, June 20 ]

5th Annual Rochester Biennial Lectures: Eunsuh Choi. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900, 11 a.m. Included in gallery admission: $5-$12.


[ Thursday, June 14-Saturday, June 16 ]

Jesse Joyce & Ralph Tetta. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd., Webster. 671-9080, Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m. $9-$12.

[ Friday, June 15-Saturday, June 16 ]

Village Idiots Improv Comedy. Village Idiots Pillar Theater, Village Gate, 1st floor, 274 North Goodman St., #D106. 797-9086, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. $5.

[ Saturday, June 16 ]

Broken Couch Presents The ManShee Chronicles’ Last Show. The Space, 1115 E. Main St., #248. 8 p.m. $5. BYOB.

Polite Company: A Wedding to Regret. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. 8 p.m. $10-$12, 244-0960,,

Dance Events

[ Wednesday, June 13 ]

Dance Participation

[ Saturday, June 16 ]

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. Harmony House, 58 East Main St., Webster. 727-4119, 7:15 p.m. Cajun Dance lesson with Esther Brill, 8-11 p.m. performance. $17-$20.

[ Sunday, June 17 ]

CJGroovin Tap Dance Jam with Live Music. Tango Cafe, 389 Gregory St. 271-4930, 2-5 p.m., $5. Featuring internationally acclaimed tap dance artist Cheryl Johnson

[ Tuesday, June 19-Friday, June 22 ]

Contemplative Practices in Dance, Dance Therapy and Yoga: An Experiential Course in Depth Psychology, Non-Dualism and Early Modern Dance. Kinections, Imagine Square, 718 University Ave. 473-5050. Call for details. With Danielle Fraenkel.


[ Friday, June 15-Saturday, June 16 ]

Ovid’s 28th Annual Strawberry Festival & Craft Fair. Ovid Village Park. Fri 7-10 p.m., Sat 7 a.m.-evening. Free admission.

[ Friday, June 15-Sunday, June 17 ]

Maplewood Rose Celebration and Party on the Bridge. Maplewood Park and Rose Garden at Driving Park and Lake Avenue (party on Driving Park Bridge June 15). 428-6755,

[ Friday, June 15-Saturday, June 23 ]

Rochester Real Beer Week. Many venues, times, and events. Prices vary. Beer, food, music, more.

[ Saturday, June 16 ]

Annual Juneteenth Celebration. Call for details. Lula Dokyi 454-2680,

Summerfest. Greece United Methodist Church, 1924 Maiden Lane. Karen, 259-6081. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Flea market, strawberry shortcake booth, chicken barbecue, and a variety of vendors.

Winestock NY 2012. Various venues. Noon-6 p.m. $20.

[ Monday, June 18 ]

“Sweet Sensations” Festival. 595 Long Pond Rd. 225-3760, 4-7:30 p.m. $6. Greece Historical Society & Museum fundraiser.

Kids Events

[ Wednesday, June 13 ]

Book Reading: “Zoe gets Ready!” by Bethanie Murguia. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St., Brockport. 637-2260, 10 a.m. Free. Ages 3-6.

[ Friday, June 15 ]

Cool Kids: “Reptile-Mania!” Sagawa Park, corners of Main (Rte. 19) and Erie Streets, Brockport. 637-3984, 7-8 p.m. Free. Meet very large and very small reptiles, and learn about habitat, habits, and how we can support reptile life every day.

Exhibit Opening: Doodle 4 Google. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square. 263-2700, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $11-$13.

Father’s Day Tea Party. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, 4 p.m. Free, register. Ages 3-6 with caregiver.

[ Saturday, June 16 ]

Buggy Bonanza. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square. 263-2700, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $11-$13.

[ Monday, June 18 ]

Story Time. Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. 247-6446. 10:15-11:15 a.m. Ages 2.5-5.

[ Wednesday, June 20 ]

Time for Tots. Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. 247-6446. 10:15-11:15 a.m. Ages 1-5.


[ Wednesday, June 13 ]

Conversations with Perinton’s Past Luncheon. Green Lantern Inn, 1 East Church St., Fairport. 7 p.m. $20, register.

[ Thursday, June 14 ]

The Bread Man: Chet Fery. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Chet is spreading generosity, one loaf of bread at a time. He will discuss the history of bread making and demonstrate his technique.

More Amazing Plants with Jack Kowiak. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd., 359-7092, 7-8:30 p.m. Free, register.

Panel Discussion: LGBTQ and Religion: The Struggle for Inclusiveness. Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave., Brighton. 461-2000, 7 p.m. Free. Part of programming for “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945” Exhibition.

Wish You Were Here series: “With a New Eye: Photography Forever Changed” with Stephen Johnson. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. 271-3361, Included in museum admission: $5-$12.

[ Friday, June 15 ]

Architecture for Lunch. Four Corners Downtown Plaza at Entrance to Power Building, 16 W Main St. 546-7029 x10, 12:10-12:45 p.m. Free.

“Talk the Walk to Water- An Evening with Salva and Linda Sue.” Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 n. Fitzhugh St. 7 p.m. Free. 383-0410, 7-8:30 p.m. Free.

[ Saturday, June 16 ]

Serving with Mercy Ships. Village Bookmarket, 207 East Main St., Palmyra. 315-597-0210. 10 a.m. Free.

[ Sunday, June 17 ]

Advice from a Panel of Experienced Vegan Cooks: Meal Ideas, Tips and Recipes. Brighton Town Park Lodge, 777 Westfall Rd. 234-8750. 5:30 p.m. Vegan potluck, 7 p.m. program. $3, free to RAVS members.

[ Monday, June 18 ]

The Magic & Mystery of Butterflies with Carol Southby. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, 7 p.m. Free.

“What’s on the Horizon: Promising New Developments” with Ling Ong, MD. Jewish Community Center, Senior Lounge, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 7:15 p.m. Free.

[ Tuesday, June 19 ]

The Garlic Talk with Trina Clickner. Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Senior Solutions with Debra Kostiw. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, 7 p.m. Free. homecare and out-of-home options for aging parents; when parents should stop driving; and what legal documents are important to collect. Q & A will follow.

Vegetable Gardening Panel. Cornell Cooperative Extension Auditorium, 249 Highland Ave. 461-1000, 6:30 p.m., $5. A group of home vegetable gardeners and CCE staff will talk about the growing season so far and take questions from the audience.

Women’s Leadership Conference. Rochester Institute of Technology, Lomb Memorial Dr. $100-$125, register. Full details at site.

[ Wednesday, June 20 ]

Chincoteague Island Travelogue with Heidi Jung. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd. 336.6060. 7 p.m. Free.

Literary Events

[ Wednesday, June 13 ]

Contemporary Book Discussion Group: “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay. Irondequoit Library, Helen McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd. 336.6060. 7 p.m. Free.

Women Authors Reading Group: Reading Jane (and Other Female Authors). Books Etc., 78 W. Main St., Macedon. 474-4116, 3:30 p.m. Free.

Women Who Love to Read: “The Three Weissmanns of Westport” by Cathleen Schine. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St., Brockport. 637-2260, 7 p.m. Free.

[ Thursday, June 14 ]

Greater Rochester Russell Set. Writers and Books Literary Center, 740 University Ave. 415-5925, 7 p.m. $3, free WAB members.Ted Lechman on The Purpose and Goal of Psychoanalysis: The Lacanian Gaze, the Screen of Fantasy and the Object-Cause of Desire.

Just Poets Open Mic Featuring Wanda Schubmehl. Barnes and Noble Gallery, 3349 Monroe Ave, Pittsford. 586-6020, 7 p.m. Free.

[ Friday, June 15 ]

Book Signing: “Gravestones in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester New York” by Richard O. Reisem. Cemetery Office, South cemetery entrance, 1133 Mt. Hope Ave. 461-3494, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 for book purchase.

Tom Holmes Farewell Poetry Reading. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St., Brockport. 637-2260, 7 p.m. Free.

[ Friday, June 15-Sunday, June 17 ]

The Pink Door: Poetry and Pie Nights! Fri-Sat 620 Seneca Parkway, Sun The Yards, 50-52 Public Market. Doors 6:30 p.m., readings 7 p.m. Free, pies are optional. Join local poet Rachel McKibbens and nationally renowned poets and local talents.

[ Saturday, June 16 ]

Bloomsday. McGraws Irish Pub, 146 W. Commercial St., East Rochester. 288-3784. 2 p.m. $15, register.

Saturday Author Salon: “Leeney and Grandma at the Lake” by Eileen Appleton. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St., Brockport. 637-2260, 2 p.m. Free.

[ Tuesday, June 19-Wednesday, June 20 ]

Book Discussion: “The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaatje. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, Tue 1:30 p.m., Wed 7 p.m. Free.

[ Wednesday, June 20 ]

American Wars: “Triumvirate” by Bruce Chadwick. Barnes & Noble Greece, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 227-4020, 7 p.m. Free.

Author Visit: “The Watch” by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St., Brockport. 637-2260, 7 p.m. Free.

Museum Exhibits

[ Tuesday, June 19-Thursday, September 13 ]

Quilts & Samplers. The Rochester Historical Society, Rundel Memorial Building, 2nd floor, 115 South Ave. 428-8470, Tue-Wed 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $3-$5, free to members.


[ Wednesday, June 13 ]

Identification Series Part I: Woodland Wildflowers. RMSC Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd., Naples. 374-6160, 10 a.m.-noon. $3/$10 per family.

[ Saturday, June 16 ]

Serendipity Walk (Moderate Pace). RMSC Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd., Naples. 374-6160, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $3/$10 per family.

[ Sunday, June 17 ]

Stache Dash. Elk’s Club, 19 Niagara St., Canandaigua., Registration 8:15 a.m., run 9 a.m. $20, register.

[ Tuesday, June 19 ]

Guided Bike Ride, Seneca and Turning Point Parks.  Meet at Seneca Park Zoo lot. 6 p.m. Free.

[ Wednesday, June 20 ]

Senior Sojourn (Easy Pace). RMSC Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd., Naples. 374-6160, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $3/$10 per family.

Special Events

[ Daily through November 21 ]

Vineyard Public Tours. Casa Larga, 2287 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport. 585-223-4210 x2. 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. $5-$7.

[ Wednesday, June 13 ]

4-H Birthday Celebration at Monroe County Fair. Fairgrounds, 2695 E. Henrietta Rd., Henrietta. 705-3791, 6:30-8 p.m. Call for info.

Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club Chapter Meeting. Eisenhart Auditorium, RMSC, 657 East Ave. 987-1717, 6:30 p.m. gear swap, 7:30 p.m. program: ADK member Eric Boxer will tell of his guided and unguided treks throughout the Andes.

[ Wednesday, June 13-Sunday, June 17 ]

RV Show. Fair & Expo Center, 2695 East Henrietta Rd. 334-2595, Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission.

[ Thursday, June 14 ]

Canandaigua Chapter NSDAR Flag Day Dedication. Happiness House, 5415 North Bloomfield Rd., Canandaigua. 314-0450, 3 p.m. Bring a dish to pass for annual picnic. Program on War of 1812 Anniversary, installation of new members and award ceremony.

Rochester Show Chorus Invites Women for an Evening of Song and Membership Information. Brighton Reformed Church Fellowship Lodge Building, 805 Blossom Rd. 831-6975, p.m. Free.

Screening: “July’64.” Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library, 115 South Ave. 5-7 p.m. Free. With guests Darryl W. Porter, Assistant to the Mayor, Ann Johnson, ACT Rochester and Gloria Lawton, GEMs in the City, Inc.

South Wedge Farmers Market Opening Day. 100 Alexander St. at S. Clinton. 4-7 p.m. Free admission. Through Oct 18.

[ Friday, June 15 ]

Benefit Strawberry Social/Sticky Lips Barbecue. Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1000 North Winton Rd. 482-2018. 4-7 p.m. $10.

Library Date Night: Screening of “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Wood Library, 134 North Main St., Canandaigua. 394-1381. 6:30 p.m. Free. Ages 18+.

[ Friday, June 15-Saturday, June 16 ]

Mercy High School and its Campus. Friday Luncheon and Lecture at Gatherings at Daisy Flour Mill, 1880 Blossom Road in Ellison Park. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Tour of High School and Convent at Our Lady of Mercy Campus, 1437 Blossom Rd. historic

“Treasures for a Treasure” Sale. Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, 70 Lighthouse St., Charlotte. 621-6179, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission.

[ Saturday, June 16 ]

16th Annual GPAS Notable Garden Tour “Neighbors and Neighborhoods.” Many locations. 234-5636, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $15-$20.

Pickaxe Film Screening & Earth First! General Interest Meeting. Smugtown Mushrooms, 127 Railroad St. by the public market. Free. Organize for next month’s Round River Rendezvous in Northwest Pennsylvania. No fracking, no compromise.

Rochester Hope for Pets Dog Walk-a-Thon. Ellison Park (Blossom Road entrance, Orchard Grove Shelter. Registration 9 a.m., walk 10 a.m. Fundraiser. Purina Incredible Dog Team will perform extraordinary acrobatic tricks.

Saturday Night Laser Show: Pink Floyd. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. 271-1880, 9:30 p.m. $6-$7, no children under age 5.

[ Sunday, June 17 ]

2012 Father’s Day Event. Seneca Park. 4-8 p.m. Free cookout for all committed fathers and families.

Basic Old-School Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Group. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St., Brockport. 637-2260, 1-5 p.m. Free.

Brighton Farmers Market. Brighton High School, 1150 Winton Rd. S. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Each Sunday through October 28. Free admission.

Community Garage Sales & Super Fleas. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.Through Oct 14.

East Avon Flea Market. 1520 West Henrietta Road, Avon. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Sundays through October.

Father’s Day. Casa Larga, 2287 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport. 585-223-4210 x2. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Vineyard tours are complimentary for Dads and leave at 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.

Railroad Day. New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Road. 533-1113, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5-$8.

Sixth Annual Father’s Day Car & Motorcycle Cruise. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua. 394-4922, Noon-4 p.m. $5-$10.

Vintage Hair Gallery, Hair and Fashion Show. Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. 232-3221, 7:30 p.m. $25-$50.

[ Monday, June 18 ]

Community Labyrinth Walk with free energy work, chair massage and music. First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 South Winton Rd. Deborah Roller 469-4818. 7-9 p.m. Free, donations appreciated.

Worldly Approach to Wine Seminar Wine Myth #3: Corks are Best. Casa Larga, 2287 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport. 585-223-4210 x2. 6 p.m. Dinner & seminar. $45-$55, register.

[ Tuesday, June 19 ]

Meet Opps: Readers Theater. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. 1 p.m. Free. Repeats June 26.

Perinton Historical Society Illuminated History Tour. South Perinton Cemetery, 291 Wilkinson Rd. 223-3989, 7 p.m. Free.

Reception and Special Film Presentation: “Gen Silent.” Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave., Brighton. 461-2000, 5-9 p.m. Free, register. Part of programming for “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945” Exhibition.

Westside Farmers Market. St. Monica Church parking lot, 831 Genesee St. 4-7:30 p.m. Free admission. Tuesdays through October 16.

[ Wednesday, June 20 ]

Summer Officially Begins: Summer of Riesling Kick Off. Casa Larga, 2287 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport. 585-223-4210 x2. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $5-$15.


[Sunday, June 17 ]

Opening Weekend of Vintage Base Ball. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford. 538-6822, Games at noon & 2 p.m. $9.50-$15.50, free admission for dads.

[ Monday, June 18-Tuesday, June 19 ]

Rochester Redwings vs. Durham Bulls. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way. 7:05 p.m. $7-$12.


“Altar Boyz.” Continues through Jun 30. Auburn Public Theatre, 108 Genesee St. at Exchange St., Auburn. Wed Jun 13 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., Tue 2 p.m., Wed Jun 20 2 & 7:30 p.m. 315‑255‑1785,

“The Calamari Sisters’ Big Fat Italian Wedding.” Continues through September 2. RAPA East End Theatre, 727 E Main St. Wed Jun 13 2 p.m., Thu 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Tue & Wed Jun 20 7 p.m. $39-$45, buy-one/get-one-half-off discount for June only. 420-8338,

“Chicago.” Fri Jun 15-Jun 16. Continues Jun 22-Jun 23. Pittsford Musicals. NTID Panara Theatre, RIT, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. 8 p.m. $15-$22.

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival: The Pitch: “Flambé Dreams” and “Eulogy.” Thu Jun 14-Jun 16. Theatre Mack, Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 5 & 8 p.m. $20. 315-255-1785,

Henry Miller Retrospective.  Wed Jun 13. Performance Space at W&B, 740 University Ave. 7 p.m. Free, donations accepted. 473-2590,

“Kiss Me Kate.” Continues through June 20. Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn. Wed June 13 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 2 & 8 p.m., Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., Tue-Wed Jun 20 2 & 7:30 p.m. $40-$42. 315-255-1785,

“Cindy Miller: You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet.” Fri Jun 15-Jun 16. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. 8 p.m. $25. 325-4370,

Readers Theater: “The Tempest.” Tue Jun 19. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St., Macedon. 6:30 p.m. Free. 474-4116,

“The Robin Hood Caper.” Continues through Jun 17. Masonic Hall, 133 S Union St., Spencerport. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m.  $10-$12. 225-6163.

Summer Curtain Call. Fri Jun 15. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. 6:30 p.m. $150, register. 232-1366 x 3011, Food and drink, live and silent auctions, and performances by a cavalcade of local celebrities. The performance of “Company Town” takes place 8 p.m.

“The Tempest.” Sat Jun 16. Red House Arts Center. Spa Apartments West Lawn, Clifton Springs. 2 p.m. Free.


Theater Auditions

[ Sunday, June 17-Monday, June 18 ]

Rochester Children’s Theatre Season Auditions. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave. Sun 3-5 p.m. for ages 8-15, 6-8 p.m. for ages 16+, Mon 4-6 p.m. for ages 8-15, 7-9 p.m. ages 16+. Season consists of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Seussical,” and “Honk!”  Visit to see specific audition requirements. 385-0510,

[ Monday, June 18 ]

Geva Theatre Center’s 2012/13 Season. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. Auditions for “You Can’t Take It with You,” “A Christmas Carol,” “The Book Club Play” andA Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Ages 18+. All auditionees must bring a headshot and resume. For additional information, call 232-1366 or visit

[ Monday, June 18-Tuesday, June 19 ]

“Hermes” A Play on Derivatives Trading/Goldman Sachs. Bread & Water Theatre, 243 Rosedale St. 6-10 p.m. Free. Performances Oct 26-Nov 18.


[ Wednesday, June 13 & Saturday, June 16 ]

Career Success in 12 Easy Steps Workshop. The Enrichment Center for Women, Corn Hill Office Center, 301 Exchange Blvd., Suite 2-Lower Level. Pick one session, 9-11:30 p.m. $50, register.

[ Sunday, June 17 ]

Bible Study Group. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St., Macedon. 474-4116, 1:30 p.m. Free.

Write, Publish, and Promote Your Own Book. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St., Brockport. 637-2260, 1-4 p.m. $30 or bring a friend for $45.

[ Monday, June 18-Wednesday, June 20 ]

Workshops. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. 325-3145 x 131. Mon: Family Development Class: “It’s Great to Be Me!” & “I’m Not Everybody.” Two Boys Town presentations for parents of toddlers to teens to nurture self-esteem and help children deal with peer pressure. 6-8 p.m. Tue: Family Development Class: “How to Say NO to Your Child.” Ideas for setting family rules and expectations for parents of toddlers to teens. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wed: Family Development Class: “Will My Child Still Love Me?” For parents of all ages who want to learn how to set limits. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free, RSVP.

[ Tuesday, June 19 ]

Safe Driving for Teens. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd., 359-7092, 7-8:30 p.m. Free, register.

Spring Harvest Cooking Class with Chef Gary Piazza of the Gray Ghost Gourmet. Cornell Cooperative Extension Auditorium, 249 Highland Ave. 461-1000, 6-8 p.m., $40, register.



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