EVENTS CALENDAR: 7/25-8/1

Art Exhibits

[ OPENING ]

“Artists Breakfast Group: On Paper” Fri Jul 27. Black Radish Gallery, Village Gate, D Entrance, 274 N. Goodman St. 6-10 p.m., Sat 12-5 p.m. arenaartgroup.com.

“Darwinian Encounters: An Exhibition of Work by Lynne Hobaica” Fri Jul 28.Coach Street Clay, 39 Coach Street, Canandaigua. 7 p.m. 474-3103, coachstreetclay.com. Reception, potluck, artist talk, live music.

[ CONTINUING ]

1570 Gallery at Valley Manor 1570 East Ave. Through Aug 24: “Gift of the Rose” by Peggy Martinez. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and weekends by appt. 770-1923.

Arts & Cultural Council Gallery 277 N Goodman St. Through Jul 26: “GrovEvolution: Scott Grove, A Retrospective Spanning 36 Years.” Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 473-4000, artsrochester.org.

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

Baobab Cultural Center 728 University Ave. Continuing: Harlem Girls Quilting Circle. Thu-Fri 5:30-9 p.m., Sat 2-4 p.m. 563-2145, thebaobab.org.

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, books_etc@yahoo.com.

Black Radish Gallery Village Gate, D Entrance, 274 N. Goodman St. Through Jul 29: “Artists Breakfast Group: Four Artists’ Receptions.” Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 12-5 p.m. arenaartgroup.com

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

Coach Street Clay 39 Coach Street, Canandaigua. Jul 28-Sep 15: “Darwinian Encounters: An Exhibition of Work by Lynne Hobaica.” Call for hours. 474-3103, coachstreetclay.com.

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, geneseearts.org.

Creative Wellness Coalition Gallery 320 N Goodman St, Suite 201. Through Jul 31: Artwork by Michael Collins. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 325-3145 x142, mhcrochester.org.

Cumming Nature Center Hurst Gallery 6475 Gulick Rd., Naples. Through Sep 2: “Dragonflies & Damselflies” photo exhibit. Wed-Fri 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $3 requested donation, $10 for families. 374-6160, rmsc.org.

Friendly Home’s Memorial Gallery 3165 East Ave. Through Aug 31: “Something For All Seasons” by Pamela LoCicero. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 381-1600, friendlyhome.org.

Gallery @ Equal=Grounds 750 South Ave. Through Jul 31: “Proud: New Work by Thomas Somerville.” Tue-Fri 7 a.m.-Midnight, Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-Midnight. gallery@equalgrounds.com.

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, galleryhair.com.

Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union 395 Gregory St. Through Sep 30: The Work of Alan Stewart. Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 461-2230, genesee.coop.

George Eastman House 900 East Ave. Through Sep 30: “Lost Birds: Sculptures by Todd McGrain.” | Through Oct 21: “Ideas in Things.” | 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, eastmanhouse.org

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, gildedsquare.com.

High Falls Fine Art Gallery 60 Browns Race. Through Sep 2: “Neil Montanus: A Career Retrospective.”  Wed-Fri 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat Noon-5:30 p.m.; Sun 1-5 p.m. 325-2030, centerathighfalls.org.

Image City Photography Gallery 722 University Ave. Through Aug 8: “Tradition and Transition” by Dick Bennett and Carl Crumley. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun noon-4 p.m. 482-1976, imagecityphotographygallery.com.

International Art Acquisitions 3300 Monroe Ave. Aug 1-31: Graphic Works by British artist Henry Moore. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun Noon-5 p.m. 264-1440, internationalartacquisitions.com.

I-Square Visions 693 Titus Ave., Irondequoit. Continuing: “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, jembetat@gmail.com.

Joe Bean Coffee Roasters 1344 University Ave., Suite 110. Continuing: “Elves Dancing on the Water” by Henrik Soderstrom. Mon-Wed 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Thu 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 319-5279, joebeanroasters.com.

Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Ave. Through Aug 5: Fifth Rochester Biennial. | “What’s Up” lecture, First Sundays, 2 p.m. | Ongoing exhibits: “At the Crossroads,” “Seeing America,” “Italian Baroque Organ,” “Brunswick Armor,” “Judaica.” | 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, mag.rochester.edu.

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, millartcenter.com.

My Sister’s Gallery The Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mt. Hope Ave. Through Aug 24: “A Colored Pencil Sampler” by Rochester Area Pencil Club. Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 546-8439.

Nan Miller Gallery 3450 Winton Place. Continuing: “Gallery Favorites.” Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 292-1430, nanmillergallery.com.

Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery 4245 East Ave. Through Jul 29: “Summer Fine Art Show & Sale.” Wed-Thu 12-5 p.m., Fri 12-8 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m. 389-5073, naz.edu.

NTID Dyer Arts Center 52 Lomb Memorial Dr. Through Aug 10: “Under the Influence: DRAW Artists and Their Mentors.” Mon-Thu 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 1-3 p.m. 475-6884, ntid.rit.edu/dyerarts.

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, ockhee@frontiernet.net.

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 Jul 27: “A Retrospective” with founders of The Wildroot Gallery. Tue 1-7 p.m., Fri 1-3 p.m., or by appt. 295-7804, veteransoutreachcenter.org.

Outside the Box Art Gallery Suite 104, The Box Factory, 6 N. Main St., Fairport. Through Aug 31: Steve Oosterling. Call for details. 377-0132

Owl House 75 Marshall St. Continuing: “New Works of Art by the Illustrious Carla Bartow.” Tue-Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m. & 5-10:30 p.m. 360-2920, owlhouserochester.com.

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

Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery 71 S Main St, Canandaigua. Through Aug 11: “The Rhythm of Art.” Mon-Tue 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-8 pm.; Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 12:30-4 p.m. 394-0030, prrgallery.com.

Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Through Jul 31: “Posters and Recent Works by Chris Charles of Fly Rabbit Press.” Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. alayna@recordarchive.com.

Rochester Greenovation 1199 East Main St. Continuing: ART TEXT.U.ALITY by FUA Krew 2012. Mixed media by Rochester artists, including: Hassan Mac, Heavy Hitters, FFL, Frank, Downer, HFK, R3, Laura Evans, and more. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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, rrcdc.com.

Roz Steiner Art Gallery Genesee Community College, 1 College Rd., Batavia. Through Aug 27: “Document: The Italian American Family Album” by Tom MacPherson. Call for hours. 343-0055 x6448, genesee.edu.

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, rochester.edu/college/AAH/facilities/sage

SC Fine Art Gallery Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. Through Aug 11: “Art at the Jazz Fest!” Featuring Paul and Christine Knoblauch, Cordell Cordaro, Frank Argento, and Greg Polisseni. Call for details. 202-6909, scfineartgallery.com.

Spectrum Gallery at Lumiere Photo, 100 College Ave. Through Jul 28: “A Year in My Garden,” photographs by Heather Bonadio. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 461-4447, lumierephoto.com.

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, starrynitescafe.com, shoefactoryarts.com.

Steadfast Tattoo 635 Monroe Ave. Through Jul 31: “In My Visions Eye…” Call for details 202-3579.

Stella Art Gallery & Studio 350 West Commercial St., East Rochester. Continuing: “SkinDEEP: The Art of Tattooing.” Thu 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat noon-9 p.m. stellaartgalleryandstudio.com.

The Sunflower Bake Shop 750 Elmgrove Rd. Aug 1-31: Rochester Artisans Exhibit & Sale: “Sunflowers!” Tue-Fri 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 831-1629.

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, tapandmallet.com.

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.

Wayne County Council for the Arts 108 W. Miller St., Newark. Through Jul 28: “Illustrations” by Elaine Verstraete. Thu-Sat 12-3 p.m., and by appt. 315-331-4593, info@wayne-arts.com, waynearts.wordpress.com.

[ CALL FOR ARTWORK ]

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, waynearts.wordpress.com.

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 hsjones@genesee.edu.

Call for Crafters. Deadline July 31. For Palmyra’s Pirate Weekend, August 11. For information, call 368-8081, or email eriecanalpirates.com.

Call for Emerging Film- and Videomakers. Ongoing.Submit films and videos to the monthly New York Filmmakers Quarterly screening 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 emergingfilmmakers@yahoo.com.

Call for Entries: Films. Greentopia | Film Festival takes place September 12-14. Submitor get more info: greentopiafestival.com/film/.

Central Library Offers Exhibit Opportunities for Artists at Lower Link Gallery. Space currently available free of charge. Applications available at libraryweb.org; 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 margaret.bernay@hws.edu or kvaughn@hws.edu for more information.

Sonnenberg Photo Contest. Deadline October 1. Photos must be taken at Sonneberg Gardens and not have been published elsewhere. For information, visit sonnenberg.org.

Spokes & Ink: Call for posters. Deadline August 1, selected designs notified August 4. Design and submit your own bicycle-inspired poster for consideration. If your poster is selected, print 20 and deliver to Genesee Center. Event takes place Aug 25. For more information, visit geneseearts.org/spokesandink/submit.

 

Art Events

[ Wednesday, July 25 ]

Community Dialogue with Wall\Therapy Artists. School of the Arts, 45 Prince St. wall-therapy.com. 6-7:30 p.m.

[ Thursday, July 26 ]

5th Annual Rochester Biennial Lectures: Larson & Shindelman. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 276-8900, mag.rochester.edu. 7 p.m. Included in gallery admission: $5-$12.

[ Friday, July 27 ]

Collier Craft Trunk Show. Shop Peppermint, 121 Park Ave. #10. 466-4396. 4-7 p.m. Free admission.

[ Saturday, July 28 ]

Mini Midsummer Mayday Underground Craft & Art Show & Sale. Decibel Lounge, 45 Euclid St. maydayunderground.wordpress.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Free swag bag to first 20 shoppers. Bring a donation for sample soap and get a free raffle ticket.

Comedy

[ Wednesday, July 25 ]

Empire State of Comedy Show. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd., Webster. 671-9080, thecomedyclub.us. 7:30 p.m. $10. With MC Steve Burr of Rochester and international headliners from Dubai.

[ Thursday, July 26-Saturday, July 28 ]

Marianne Sierk/Steve Burr. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd., Webster. 671-9080, thecomedyclub.us. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m. $9-$12.

[ Friday, July 27 ]

“A Night of Too Many Hardee-Har-Hars” Benefit. Boulder Coffee Company, 100 Alexander St. jimmylechase@gmail.com. 7:30 p.m. $5, $10 includes signed poster.

[ Saturday, July 28 ]

Village Idiots Improv Comedy. Village Idiots Pillar Theater, Village Gate, 1st floor, 274 North Goodman St., #D106.797-9086, improvVIP.com. 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. $5. Every Saturday through August 25.

[ Sunday, July 29 ]

The Funniest Person in Rochester Contest: Round 1. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd., Webster. 671-9080, thecomedyclub.us. 6 & 8:30 p.m. $7.

 

Dance Participation

[ Friday, July 27-Tuesday, July 31 ]

DMT Theory and Practice II: Bridging and Operationalizing Dance/Movement Therapy. Kinections, 718 University Ave. 473-5050. Call for details, register.

Festivals

[ Saturday, July 28 ]

Finger Lakes Cheese Festival. Shtayburne Farm, 2909 Chase Rd., Rock Stream. 315-270-2249. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission.

[ Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29 ]

Native American Dance & Music Festival. Ganondagan State Historic Site, Rte. 444, Victor. 742-1690, ganondagan.org. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $5-12 admission.

Renaissance Festival: Pirate Invasion Weekend. 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling. 1-800-879-4446, sterlingfestival.com. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $12.95-$25.95.

Spencerport Canal Days. Along the Erie Canal, Spencerport. 349-1331, spencerportcanaldays.com. Visit site or call for information.

Waterfront Art Festival. Kershaw Park, Canandaigua. 671-9102, waterfrontartfestival.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

[ Sunday, July 29 ]

Perinton Summerfest. Perinton Park. Perinton.org/events. 1-6 p.m.

[ Tuesday, July 31-Sunday, August 5 ]

21st Annual Northeast Naturist Festival. Empire Haven Nudist Park, Moravia. 315-497-0135, empirehaven.net. Tue-Sat 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun 8 a.m.-7 p.m. $40-$45, $12 Sunday only.

Kids Events

[ ThroughSunday, July 29 ]

Planet Next: Where Are We Going, and How Will We Get There? RMSC, 657 East Ave. 697-1942, rmsc.org. 12-4 p.m. Included in museum admission: $10-$12.

[ Wednesday, July 25 ]

Dream Big Stories. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 10:30 a.m. Free. Wednesdays through August 8.

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: “Hugo.” Children’s Center, Central Library, 115 South Ave. 428-8350, libraryweb.org. 2:30 p.m. All ages.

[ Thursday, July 26 ]

Hunger Games Program. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd., 359-7092, hpl.org. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free, register. For teens.

Night at the Zoo: Fun for the whole family. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Blvd. 336-7212, senecaparkzoo.org. 6-8:30 p.m. $7-$10.

Omnipresent Puppet Theater: “Sleeping Beauty.” Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library, 115 South Ave. 428-8350, libraryweb.org. 2 p.m. Free. All ages.

Omnipresent Puppet Theater: “Sleeping Beauty.” Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd., 359-7092, hpl.org. 5-6 p.m. Free, register.

[ Thursday, July 26-Friday, July 27 ]

Meet and Greet with Spot. Irondequoit Public Library Evans Branch, 45 Cooper Rd. 336-6062, aholland@libraryweb.org. Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 11:30 a.m. Free.

[ Friday, July 27 ]

Cool Kids: “Catskill Puppet Theater!” Sagawa Park, corners of Main (Rte. 19) and Erie Streets, Brockport. 637-3984, generationcool.biz. 7-8 p.m. Free.

Lap Sit Storytime. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 12:15 p.m. Free. Fridays through July 27.

Wobbly Toddlers Storytime. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 11:15 a.m. Free. Fridays through July 27.

[ Friday, July 27-Sunday, July 29 ]

Literature Live: Mama Bear. The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square. 263-2700, museumofplay.org. Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Included in museum admission: $11-$13.

[ Saturday, July 28 ]

“It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” Book Signing and In-store Performance by Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul, & Mary. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St., Brockport. 637-2260, liftbridgebooks.com. 2 p.m. Free.

Little Buddies film screening: “Dreamer: Based on a True Story.” Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 258-0444, thelittle.org. 10 a.m. $5

[ Sunday, July 29 ]

Poetry Reading: Karla Merrifield & Dwain Wilder. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St., Brockport. 637-2260, liftbridgebooks.com. 1 p.m. Free.

[ Monday, July 30 ]

BabyTime Storytime. Irondequoit Public Library Evans Branch, 45 Cooper Rd. 336-6062, aholland@libraryweb.org. Mondays through August 6: 11:30 a.m. Free. Ages 0-23 months with caregiver.

Bones & Talons & Pellets, Oh My! Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. 247-6446. 2-3 p.m. Free, register. Ages 5+.

Movie Mondays. Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. 247-6446. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

[ Tuesday, July 31 ]

Baby Playtime. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd., 359-7092, hpl.org. 10:15-11 a.m. Free. Tuesdays through August 7.

Charlie & Checkers. Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Rd., 359-7092, hpl.org. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free, register.

CroZoo: Amphibians & Reptiles. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 2 p.m. Free.

Martial Arts Demo. Irondequoit Public Library Evans Branch, 45 Cooper Rd. 336-6062, aholland@libraryweb.org. 2 p.m. Free, register. Grades K-6.

Pre-school/Pre-readers Storytime. Irondequoit Public Library Evans Branch, 45 Cooper Rd. 336-6062, aholland@libraryweb.org. Tuesdays through August 7: 11:30 a.m. Free. Ages 4-5 months with caregiver.

[ Wednesday, August 1 ]

Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt Night. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield. 340-8720. 7-8:30 p.m. Free, register. Entering grades 6-12.

Lectures

[ Wednesday, July 25 ]

Chincoteague Island Travelogue with Heidi Jung. Irondequoit Public Library McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd. 336-6060, amy.henderson@libraryweb.org. 7 p.m.

[ Thursday, July 26 ]

Moon Garden with Master Gardener Laurie Burtner. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield. 340-8720. 7-8:30 p.m. Free, register.

Rochester Chapter of Women in Insurance and Financial Services Meeting. Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Rd., Pittsford. wifs-rochester.org. Noon-2 p.m. $20-$25, register. Kathleen Roth, Financial Advisor, presenting “Authentic Happiness” by Martin Seligman, Ph.D.

[ Saturday, July 28-Sunday, July 29 ]

“The Lost Bird Project” screening and documentary filmmakers in person.  George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. 271-3361, eastmanhouse.org. Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $6-$8. Sunday: artist Todd McGrain in person.

[ Tuesday, July 31 ]

Bullying and Vandalism: After Harm Occurs, How Can Communities Restore Themselves? Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Blvd. 473-0970, info@piri.org. 6:30-8 p.m. Free.

 

Literary Events

[ Wednesday, July 25 ]

Brown Bag Book Talks: “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. Central Library, 115 South Ave. 428-8275, cmoldt@libraryweb.org. Noon-1 p.m. Free.

Titles Over Tea: Authors Allie Larkin and Evan Dawson visit. Barnes & Noble Greece, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 227-4020, bn.com. 7 p.m. Free.

[ Saturday, July 28 ]

Author Meet & Greet and Book Signing: Liz O’Toole, co-author of “Mothering: An Art of the Heart.” Village Bookmarket, 207 East Main St., Palmyra. 315-597-0210, villagebookmarket.com. 10 a.m. Free.

Museum Exhibits

[ Through Thursday, September 13 ]

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

Recreation

[ Wednesday, July 25 ]

All About Bats. Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd., Sterling. 315-947-6143. 7 p.m. Free.

Bike Ride Wednesdays with DJ MK! Acanthus, 337 East Ave. 319-5999. Bike ride leaves at 7 p.m. Join us for drink specials. DJ MK starts at 10 p.m.

Wildflower Walk. Letchworth State Park, Castile. 493-3625, nysparks.com. 10 a.m. Parking fee.

[ Thursday, July 26 ]

Nature Hike: Brooks Landing to former Camp Fritz-John Porter War training camp.  Meet in west end of pedestrian bridge near Brooks Ave. and Genesee St. cityofrochester.gov/fclg. 6 p.m. Free.

[ Friday, July 27 ]

Space Junk over the Swamp. Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, off Jackson Rd., Penfield. Marie Heerkens 773-8911. 8:30 9.m. Free.

[ Saturday, July 28 ]

Butterflies in Our Area. Hansen Nature Center, 1525 Calkins Rd., Henrietta. 359-7044. 10 a.m.-noon. Free, register.

Dragonflies, Winged Jewels of the Pond. Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd., Sterling. 315-947-6143. 1 p.m. Free.

GVHC Hike. Meet at Egypt Park, Rte. 31, Perinton. Mike & Kathy 201-0065, gvhchikes.org. 10 a.m. Moderate/strenuous 7-7.5 mile hike, Crescent Train-Indian Hill.

Mushroom Foray. Letchworth State Park, Castile. 493-3625, nysparks.com. 10 a.m. Parking fee.

“Pond Explorers.” Wesley Hill Nature Preserve, Honeoye. 607-275-9487, info@fllt.org. 10 a.m. Free, register. Wear rubber boots or other shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Twilight Tours. Mount Hope Cemetery, 791 Mount Hope Ave. 461-3494, fomh.org. 7 p.m. $5, free to FOMH members. Every Thursday through Aug 9.

[ Sunday, July 29 ]

GVHC Hike. Meet at Ellison Park, Blossom Rd., Near Hazelwood Lodge. Dave K. 223-2512, gvhchikes.org. 10 a.m. Strenuous 5 mile hike.

[ Monday, July 30 ]

10th annual “Tee’d Off At Breast Cancer” Golf Tournament. Brook-Lea Country Club, 891 Pixley Rd. 473-8177, bccr.org. 10:30 a.m. registration, noon shotgun start. $150/golfer, $600/foursome.

[ Wednesday, August 1 ]

Crepuscular Walk: Full Moon Over the Canyon. Letchworth State Park, Castile. 493-3625, nysparks.com. 6:30 p.m. Parking fee.

Mount Hope Cemetery Tour. North Gatehouse opposite Robinson Dr. 1133 Mt. Hope Ave. 461-3494, fomh.org. 2 p.m. $5, members & children under 16 free. Every Sunday through Oct 28.

[ Tuesday, July 31 ]

Guided Bike Ride: Mount Hope Cemetery.  Meet at Genesee Valley Park Pool parking lot, 131 Elmwood Ave. cityofrochester.gov/fclg. 6 p.m. Free.

[ Wednesday, August 1 ]

Rochester Orienteering Club Meet. Lake Riley, Cobbs Hill Park. roc.us.orienteering.org. 6:30 p.m. (registration 5:30 p.m.). $8 per entry/group.

 

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, July 25 ]

Erie Canal Wine Cruise onboard Sam Patch. Schoen Place, Village of Pittsford. 509-8229, samandmary.org. 6-7:30 p.m. $25, ages 21+.

Rochester Business Networking Event. Bonadio and Company, 171 Sullys Trail, Pittsford. 7:30-9 a.m. Register: rochester-tipclub-july2012.eventbrite.com/

VA Benefit Seminar & Luncheon. Legacy at The Fairways, 681 High St., Victor. 924-7043. 11:30 a.m. Free, RSVP. World War II and Korean War Veterans, learn if you and your spouse or surviving spouse qualify for a special benefit that may pay part or all of your rent at Legacy.

XRX Pioneer Club. The Webster Arboretum, 1700 Schlegel Rd., Webster. xeroxpioneerclub.org. Noon. $15.50-$18.50. Picnic catered by Charbroil House. Bring donations for Dimitri House & Sister Regis Food Ministry.

[ Wednesday, July 25 & Saturday, July 28 ]

Emerging Filmmakers Quarterly Series screening. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 258-0444, thelittle.org. Wed 7 p.m., Sat 2 p.m. $5

[ Thursday, July 26 ]

Free Movies in the Parks: “Puss in Boots.”  Highland Park Bowl. monroecounty.gov. Preshow fun at 8:30 p.m., film at dark. Free.

Garden Party and Open House. 700 Park Ave. 442-2260. 2-8 p.m. Free. We will have interesting and different designs inspired by Gudmund’s Japanese garden.

Garden Tour/Garden Party to benefit Offsprings Charities. Ellwanger Mansion, 625 Mount Hope Ave. carolynmb@yahoo.com.

Patio Party with Last Note. Casa Larga, 2287 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport. 585-223-4210 x2. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $15.

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

[ Friday, July 27 ]

Center for Disability Rights ADA Gala. Radisson Riverside Hotel, 120 E. Main St. cdrnys.org/gala/registration.php, jphillips@cdrnys.org. 6-10 p.m. $50, $75 for couple. Comedian Greg Walloch, silent auction, dinner, and dancing.

Film: “Chariots of Fire.” Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 2 p.m. Free.

Moonlight Stroll Series. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua. 394-4922, sonnenberg.org. 7:30 p.m. $4-$9, under age 5 free. The MusicMakers Big Band.

RichStock 2012 Benefit for Richie Carlston Memorial Fund. PerintonRec Center Amphitheater, 1350 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport. facebook.com/events/251625128196586/. 5-9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Music, food, silent auction.

[ Saturday, July 28 ]

“It’s About Now! It’s About Jazz!: A 75th Anniversary Jazz and Art Celebration.” Max at High Falls. 546-7029 x11, landmarksociety.org. 7-10 p.m. $65, $115 per couple.

Party Madagascar. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Blvd. 336-7212, senecaparkzoo.org. 6:30-11 p.m. $12-$15. Ages 21+

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

[ Sunday, July 29 ]

Brighton Farmers Market. Brighton High School, 1150 Winton Rd. S. brightonfarmersmarket.com. 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. cityofrochester.gov/publicmarket. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Through Oct 14.

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

[ Tuesday, July 31 ]

Favorite Romantic Movies: Beauty and the Beast. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Free Movies in the Parks: “Captain America.”  Ontario Beach Park. monroecounty.gov. Preshow fun at 8:30 p.m., film at dark. Free.

Madison’s Mission presents: Event to benefit Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue. Cheeburger Cheeburger, 1000 N. River St. 271-2433. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. A portion of your Cheeburger Cheeburger’s check will be donated to Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue

The Sky Tonight: Mobile Dome Planetarium. Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library, 115 South Ave. 428-8350, libraryweb.org. 10 a.m. Free. All ages.

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

Sports

[ Thursday, July 26-Fri, July 27 ]

Rochester Redwings vs. Syracuse Chiefs. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way. redwingsbaseball.com. Thu 11:05 a.m., Fri 7:05 p.m. $7-$12.

 

Theater

“Always, Patsy Cline.” Through Jul 29. Black Sheep Theatre. Christ the Good Shepherd Church, 1000 N. Winton Rd. Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $8-$10. 861-4816, blacksheeptheatre.org.

“Bad Connections.” Fri Jul 27-Jul 29. Downstairs Cabaret, 20 Windsor St. Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. Call for info. 325-4370, downstairscabaret.com.

“Blackpool & Parrish.” Sat Jul 28. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. 2 p.m. Free, donations accepted. penfieldplayers.org.

“The Calamari Sisters’ Big Fat Italian Wedding.” Continues through September 2. RAPA East End Theatre, 727 E Main St. Wed July 25 7 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m. $39-$45. 420-8338, thecalamarisisters.com.

“Evan Harrington: Home for the Weekend.” Thu Jul 26-Jul 28. Downstairs Cabaret, 3450 Winton Place. Thu 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m. $25. 325-4370, downstairscabaret.com.

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival: The Pitch: “Billionaire Vegans” and “SLAM: The Hockey Rock Opera.” Thu Jul 26-Jul 28. 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, fingerlakesmtf.com.

“Fingers & Toes.” Wed Aug 1. Continues through Aug 18.Auburn Public Theatre, 108 Genesee St. at Exchange St., Auburn. Wed Aug 1 7:30 p.m. $35-$42. 315 255 1785, fingerlakesmtf.com.

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” Jul 26-Aug 1. Continues through Aug 5. Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main St., Naples. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., Wed Aug 1 2 p.m. $12-$33. 374-6318, bvtnaples.org.

“The Man at the Piano is Not There.” Sat Jul 28-Jul 29. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10-$15. 234-1254, muccc.org.

“Les Misérables School Edition.” Fri Jul 27-Jul 29. Geneva Theatre Guild Playwrights/Playreadings Series. Geneva High School Auditorium, 101 Carter Rd., Geneva. Fri-Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Ticket prices TBA. gtglive.org.

“Les Misérables School Edition.” Fri Jul 27-Jul 29. Westside Theater Productions. Spencerport High School, 2707 Spencerport Road. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $8-$10. 802-0576, westsidetheaterproductions.com.

“My Fair Lady.” Continues through Aug 15.Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn. Wed Jul 25-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri –Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Sun 7:30 p.m., Tue-Wed Aug 1 2 & 7:30 p.m. $40-$42. 315-255-1785, merry-go-round.com.

“My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding.” Continues through Jul 28. Auburn Public Theatre, 108 Genesee St. at Exchange St., Auburn. Wed Jul 25-Thu 2 & 7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 8 p.m. 315‑255‑1785, fingerlakesmtf.com.

“Ozma of Oz.” Tue Jul 31-Aug 1. Continues through Aug 17. BVT for Kids. Bristol Valley Theatre, 151 S. Main St., Naples. 11 a.m. $5. 374-6318, bvtnaples.org.

“Romeo & Juliet.” Thu Jul 26-Jul 29. Continues through Aug 4. Livingston Arts Shakespeare in the Park. 4 Murray Hill Dr., Mount Morris. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $8. livingstonarts.org.

“The Tribute to Sir Elton John & Billy Joel.” Jul 27-Jul 28. Continues through Aug 11. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 232-4382, gevatheatre.org.

“Tomfoolery.” Sun Jul 29. Continues through Aug 5. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St. 7 p.m. $17-$27. 454-1260,bftix.com.

 

Workshops

[Thursday, July 26 ]

Comics’ Night Out. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St., Macedon. 474-4116, books_etc@yahoo.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Bring your own laugh/applause meters.

[ Saturday, July 28-Monday, August 5 ]

4th Annual Hydrangea Celebration. Wayside Garden Center, 124 Pittsford Palmyra Rd., Macedon. 223-1222, x100, trish@waysidegardencenter.com. Various times. Register.

[ Monday, July 30-Tuesday, July 31 ]

Key to Safe Teen Driving program driving classes. Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd. 877-793-8667, keytosafeteendriving.com. Sessions at 9, 10:45 & 1:15 a.m., and 3 p.m. each day. Free, register.

[ Wednesday, July 25-Tuesday, July 31 ]

Workshops. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. 325-3145 x 131. Wed 12:30-2:30 p.m. Family Development Class: “Wise Choices.” Thu 12:30-2:30 p.m. Family Development Class: “Winning at Parenting.” Mon 12:30-2:30 p.m. Family Development Class: “Nothing Works.” Tue 12:30-2:30 p.m. Family Development Combined Class: “I Can’t Decide” + “Setting Your Child Up for Success.” All classes free, RSVP.

[ Wednesday, August 1 ]

French Night. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St., Macedon. 474-4116, books_etc@yahoo.com. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Weight Loss Challenge: 6 Week Blitz! 1161 Monroe Ave. rochester.weightlosschallenge.com. Wednesdays at 6 p.m.  Visit site for details.

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