EVENTS CALENDAR: 8/1-8/8

Art Exhibits

[ OPENING ]

“Jazz: The Spirit of the Moment: Photographs by Jim Allen” Thu Sep 2.Link Gallery at City Hall, 30 Church St. 5-7 p.m. 271-5920, cityofrochester.gov.

“ART TEXTUALITY by FUA Krew 2012” closing reception Fri Aug 3. Rochester Greenovation,1199 East Main St. Tue-7 p.m. ‘til. Mixed media by Rochester artists and krewz, including: Hassan Mac, Heavy Hitters, FFL, Frank, Utter Clutter, Downer, R3, HFK, The Lady Sylyea, and more. Art Raffle drawing at 11 p.m. rochestergreen.org

“Bloomed: New Work by Beth Bloom” Fri Aug 3. Gallery @ Equal=Grounds 750 South Ave. 7-9 p.m. gallery@equalgrounds.com.

“Bonding Time” by Watercolorist Sherry Davis Fri Aug 3.A.R.T.S. Gallery at Aviv Café,321 East Ave. 6-9 p.m. 729-9916.

“Celebrate Upstate,” photography by Timothy Costello and Jon White Fri Aug 3. Zugibe Vineyards, 4248 E. Lake Rd., Geneva. 585-6402. 6-9 p.m. Free.

“Celebrating Local Art” Fri Aug 3.Grass Roots Gallery, Hungerford Building, Suite 157, 1115 E. Main St. Visit site for hours. thegrassrootsgallery.com. Live music by Last Note.

“Conjunction and Opposition: Jewelry Designs from Interstellar Love Craft by Marisa Krol” Fri Aug 3.Crocus Clay Works Gallery,Hungerford Building Door #2, Suite 225, 1115 E. Main St. 5-9 p.m. 469-8217, crocusclayworks.com.

“Crow Show” Fri Aug 3.The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, 250 N. Goodman St., Studio 212. 6-9 p.m. studio212@shoefactoryarts.com, shoefactoryarts.com.

“Distilling the Flipside,” Art by Heather McKay using alternative processes Fri Aug 3.Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave., Suite 110. 6-10 p.m. 319-5279, joebeanroasters.com.

“Feminine Mystique: The Female Figure in Acrylic, Oil, and Watercolor by Stephen Harkola” Fri Aug 3. Stella Art Gallery & Studio,350 West Commercial St., East Rochester. 6 p.m. stellaartgalleryandstudio.com.

“Genesee Fever” Paintings by Rachel Dow Fri Aug 3.Orange Glory Café,240 East Ave. 6-8 p.m. 232-7340.

“Home,” work by Jay Brooks Fri Aug 3.Wyoming County Gallery, 31 S Main St, Perry. 6-8 p.m. 237-3517, artswyco.org.

“Live Draw Exhibition 2012” Fri Aug 3. 283 Central Ave. 7-10 p.m. RSVP: 716-485-1579, bjc211@frontiernet.net. Watch artists draw from models, interact as they create.

THE LOBBY Presents: “Rough Truth: Caricatures by Alison Cowles” Fri Aug 3. Bug Jar,219 Monroe Ave. 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. 454-2966, bugjar.com, lobbydigital.com. Live music by The Pickpockets, Maudlin Maladies, Josh Netsky, Payton Marovich and Friends, Lord Raindrop el Bajapantes, and Emily Good.

Lori Farr Fri Aug 3.2 Chic Boutique,151 Park Ave. 5-8 p.m. 271-6111, 2chicboutique.com.

Main Street Artists’ First Friday Open Studio Show and Sale Fri Aug 3. Studio 458, Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. 5-9 p.m. 233-5645, mainstreetartistsgallery.com. Featured artist: Marilyn Nosky of Penfield.

“Member Showcase 2012” Fri Aug 3.Arts & Cultural Council Gallery,277 N Goodman St. 5-9 p.m. 473-4000, artsrochester.org.

Nancy Coon Art Opening Fri Aug 3. Hungerford Bulding, 1115 E. Main St., Suite 309. 6-9 p.m. nancy.coons@gmail.com.

“Nineteen forty-seven,” a Pakistani art show and cultural event Fri Aug 3.Black Radish Gallery, Village Gate, D Entrance, 274 N. Goodman St. 6-10 p.m. arenaartgroup.com

“Proof of Residence: The Work of Andrew Cho and Melinda Friday” Fri Aug 3.The Firehouse Gallery@ Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Ave. 6-9 p.m. 244-1730, geneseearts.org.

SC Fine Art Gallery & Ramón Santiago Studio Opening Fri Aug 3. Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St., door 7, Suite 310. 6-9 p.m. Call for details. 202-6909, scfineartgallery.com. Featuring Paul and Christine Knoblauch, Cordell Cordaro, Frank Argento, and Greg Polisseni.

“Serving our Veterans Through Art: A Fundraising Exhibit” Fri Aug 3.Our House Art Gallery, Veterans Outreach Center, 783 South Ave. 4-9 p.m. 295-7804, veteransoutreachcenter.org.

Summer of the Arts First Friday of the Month Fri Aug 3. Areté Gallery, 663 N. Winton Rd. aretegallery@gmail.com. 6-9 p.m.

“Tradition and Transition” by Dick Bennett and Carl Crumley Fri Aug 3.Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. 5-9 p.m. 482-1976, imagecityphotographygallery.com.

“Whose Space? Our Space!”/Evinn NeadowFri Aug 3. Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, 137 East Ave. 6-10 p.m. 461-2222, rochestercontemporary.org. $1.

[ 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.

2 Chic Boutique 151 Park Ave. Aug 3-31: Lori Farr. Wed-Thu 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-6111, 2chicboutique.com.

Arts & Cultural Council Gallery 277 N Goodman St. Aug 3-30: “Member Showcase 2012.” Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 473-4000, artsrochester.org.

A.R.T.S. Gallery at Aviv Café 321 East Ave. Aug 3-Sep 4: “Bonding Time” by Watercolorist Sherry Davis. Fri 6-11 p.m., Sun 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 729-9916.

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. Aug 3-31: “Nineteen forty-seven,” a Pakistani art show and cultural event. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 12-5 p.m. arenaartgroup.com

Bug Jar 219 Monroe Ave. Aug 3-Sep 30: THE LOBBY Presents: “Rough Truth: Caricatures by Alison Cowles.” Mon-Sun 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. 454-2966, bugjar.com, lobbydigital.com

Chapel Oaks at Saint Ann’s Community 1550 Portland Ave. Aug 1-31: Irondequoit Art Club Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. 697-6600, irondequoitartclub.org.

Coach Street Clay 39 Coach Street, Canandaigua. Through 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. Aug 4-7: Monks of Deprung Gomang create a Peace Sand Mandala daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 325-3145 x142, mhcrochester.org.

Crocus Clay Works Gallery Hungerford Building Door #2, Suite 225, 1115 E. Main St. Aug 3-11: “Conjunction and Opposition: Jewelry Designs from Interstellar Love Craft by Marisa Krol.” Tue-Wed 5-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m., or by appointment. 469-8217, crocusclayworks.com.

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.

The Firehouse Gallery @ Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Ave. Aug 3-23: “Proof of Residence: The Work of Andrew Cho and Melinda Friday.” Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat noon-4 p.m. 244-1730, geneseearts.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. Aug 3-31: “Bloomed: New Work by Beth Bloom.” Tue-Fri 7 a.m.-Midnight, Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-Midnight. gallery@equalgrounds.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.

Grass Roots Gallery Hungerford Building, Suite 157, 1115 E. Main St. Opens Aug 3: “Celebrating Local Art.” Visit site for hours. thegrassrootsgallery.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. Aug 6-10: “Modern Art Pop-Up Summer 2012” by Nancy Diliberto and Karen Maggio. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 943-1941.

Joe Bean Coffee Roasters 1344 University Ave., Suite 110. Aug 3-31: “Distilling the Flipside,” Art by Heather McKay using alternative processes. 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.

Link Gallery at City Hall 30 Church St. Through Sep 10: “Jazz: The Spirit of the Moment: Photographs by Jim Allen.” Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 271-5920, cityofrochester.gov.

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, 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.

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. Opens Aug 3: “Genesee Fever” Paintings by Rachel Dow. Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 232-7340.

Our House Art Gallery Veterans Outreach Center, 783 South Ave. Aug 3-24: “Serving our Veterans Through Art: A Fundraising Exhibit.” Tue 5-7 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.

Rochester Contemporary Arts Center 137 East Ave. Aug 3-Sep 23: “Whose Space? Our Space!”/ Evinn Neadow. Wed-Sun 1-5 p.m., Fri 1-10 p.m. 461-2222, rochestercontemporary.org. $1.

Rochester Greenovation 1199 East Main St. Through Aug 3: 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. rochestergreen.org.

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.

Sacred Heart Cathedral 296 Flower City Park. Through Sep 3: Exhibit honoring Bishop Matthew Clark.6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. cathedralcommunity.org.

Sage Art Center UR River Campus. Through Aug 31: 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 & Ramón Santiago Studio Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St., door 7, Suite 310. 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.

The Shoe Factory Art Co-op 250 N. Goodman St., Studio 212. Aug 3-29: “Crow Show.” First Fri 6-9 p.m., Second Sat 12-4 p.m., Wed 12-5 p.m. studio212@shoefactoryarts.com, shoefactoryarts.com.

Spectrum Gallery at Lumiere Photo, 100 College Ave. Aug 3-31: “Tropical Photographs of El Yunque National Rainforest” by Bruno Chalifour. 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.

Stella Art Gallery & Studio 350 West Commercial St., East Rochester. Aug 3-31: “Feminine Mystique: The Female Figure in Acrylic, Oil, and Watercolor by Stephen Harkola.” 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.

Wyoming County Gallery 31 S Main St, Perry. Opens Aug 3: “Home,” work by Jay Brooks. Wed 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu-Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 237-3517, artswyco.org.

[ CALL FOR ARTWORK ]

Call for Art: Clouds in My Coffee. Deadline Aug 11. Call for artwork relating to crows or ravens for August exhibit. Next theme: “Green: What Does it Mean?” deadline August 25. More information and more calls for art at shoefactoryarts.com.

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 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

[ Sunday, August 5 ]

Rebranding of McKay’s Photography. The Yards, 50-52 Public Market. wp.me/pvNwh-1nV. 4-8 p.m. Free admission. Retrospective, launching of Kamay Vintage Rentals, fun and games.

“Whose Space? Our Space!” Artists’ Talk. Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. 461-2222. rochestercontemporary.org. 1 p.m. $1, free to members.

 

Comedy

[ Thursday, August 2 ]

Search Engine Improv. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd., Webster. 671-9080, thecomedyclub.us. 7:30 p.m., door 7 p.m. $5.

[ Friday, August 3-Saturday, August 4 ]

Al Madrigal/Ralph Tetta. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd., Webster. 671-9080, thecomedyclub.us. Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m. $9-$12.

[ Friday, August 3 ]

Paula Poundstone. Cathedral Hall, 875 E. Main St. 888-512-7469. Doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. $30-$40.

[ Saturday, August 4 ]

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, August 5 ]

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

 

Dance Events

[ Saturday, August 4 ]

One Dance Co. Presents “Little Isolated Worlds.” The Yards, 50-52 Public Market. attheyards@gmail.com. 9 p.m. Free.

 

Dance Participation

[ Wednesday, Aug 1 ]

The “Bad Dancer” Class. Flower City Ballet Studio, 2nd floor, suite 250, Post Office, 250 Cumberland St. onedanceco@gmail.com. 8-9:45 p.m. $8, cash only at door. Wednesdays through August 29.

Int/Adv Contemporary Modern. Flower City Ballet Studio, 2nd floor, suite 250, Post Office, 250 Cumberland St. onedanceco@gmail.com. 9-10:45 a.m. $8, cash only at door. Mon, Wed, Fri through August 31.

[ Thursday, August 2 ]

Beg/Int Contemporary Modern. Flower City Ballet Studio, 2nd floor, suite 250, Post Office, 250 Cumberland St. onedanceco@gmail.com. 9-10:45 a.m. $8, $70 for 10 classes. Cash only at door. Tue & Thu through August 30.

[ Thursday, August 2-Tuesday, August 7 ]

Group Processes in Dance/Movement Therapy: The Marian Chace Approach with Elissa White.Kinections, 718 University Ave. 473-5050. August 2-4 or August 6 & 7 (afternoons).
Call for details, register.

[ Friday, August 3 ]

Int/Adv Contemporary Modern. Flower City Ballet Studio, 2nd floor, suite 250, Post Office, 250 Cumberland St. onedanceco@gmail.com. 9-10:45 a.m. $8, cash only at door. Mon, Wed, Fri through August 31.

[ Monday, August 6 ]

Int/Adv Contemporary Modern. Flower City Ballet Studio, 2nd floor, suite 250, Post Office, 250 Cumberland St. onedanceco@gmail.com. 9-10:45 a.m. $8, cash only at door. Mon, Wed, Fri through August 31.

[ Tuesday, August 7 ]

Beg/Int Contemporary Modern. Flower City Ballet Studio, 2nd floor, suite 250, Post Office, 250 Cumberland St. onedanceco@gmail.com. 9-10:45 a.m. $8, $70 for 10 classes. Cash only at door. Tue & Thu through August 30.

[ Wednesday, Aug 8 ]

The “Bad Dancer” Class. Flower City Ballet Studio, 2nd floor, suite 250, Post Office, 250 Cumberland St. onedanceco@gmail.com. 8-9:45 p.m. $8, cash only at door. Wednesdays through August 29.

Int/Adv Contemporary Modern. Flower City Ballet Studio, 2nd floor, suite 250, Post Office, 250 Cumberland St. onedanceco@gmail.com. 9-10:45 a.m. $8, cash only at door. Mon, Wed, Fri through August 31.

 

Festivals

[ Through Sunday, August 5 ]

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

[ Friday, August 3-Saturday, August 4 ]

Polish Arts Festival. St. Stanislaus Church, corner of Hudson and Norton. 467-3068, polishartsfest.org. Fri 5-8 p.m., Sat 4-8 p.m. Free admission. Polish arts, food, crafts.

[ Friday, August 3-Sunday, August 5 ]

9th Annual Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum “Civil War Days”
Re-Enactment and Living History Encampment.
Hansen Nature Center in Tinker Nature Park, 1527 Calkins Rd., Henrietta. 359-7044. Call for details.

[ Saturday, August 4 ]

Carey Lake Festival. 959 Penfield Rd., Rte 441 in Macedon. careylake.com. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Arts & crafts, food, children’s activities, music by “Ruby Shooz,” and helicopter rides.

Central New York Wine & Jazz Fest. Downtown Wolcott. 315-530-7171, wolcottlionsclub.org or by calling. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $10-$20.

First African Festival. 130 White Street, near the intersection of Lyell and N. Plymouth Ave and HSBC. Ms. Conte’ 957-4117 or 271-8367. Noon-7:30 p.m. Free. Dancing, singing, live drumming, African food.

Rochester A.B.OV.E. 6th Annual Africa/African-American Festival. Highland Bowl, South Avenue. 313-3685, rochesterabove.org. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free admission. Live entertainment, arts & crafts, food, more.

[ Saturday, August 4-Sunday, August 5 ]

Twentieth Glorious Garlic Festival. Fox Run Vineyards, 670 State Road 14, Penn Yan. foxrunvineyards.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit site for details.

Park Avenue Summer Art Fest. Park Avenue neighborhood. 244-0951, park-avenue.org. Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

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

[ Sunday, August 5 ]

Rochester Christian Church Ministries Summer Community Festival. 3177 Lyell Rd., Gates. 247-4444, rccm.org. 2-5 p.m. Free admission. Music, drama, line dancing, concessions, more.

Kids Events

[ Wednesday, August 1 ]

School’s Out Stories. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave. Brockport. 637-1050 10:30 a.m. Free. Ages 5-8.

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

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.

[ Thursday, August 2 ]

Drawing Creatures in the Night. Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield. 340-8720. 3:15-4:15 p.m. Free, register. Entering grades 3-6.

Make & Take Crafts: Monster Magnets. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org.

Pajama Storytime. Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. 247-6446. 6:30-7:15 p.m. Free, register.

Stuffed Animals Sleepover and Storytime. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 7 p.m. Free, register. Kids do not sleep over, only toys. Pick up stuffed animal next day at 10 a.m.

Teen Writing Group. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave. Brockport. 637-1050 2:30-4 p.m. Free. Thursdays through August 30.

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

[ Friday, August 3 ]

Summer Reading Finale with Airplay. Irondequoit Public Library Evans Branch, 45 Cooper Rd. 336-6062, aholland@libraryweb.org. 2 p.m. Free.

[ Friday, August 3-Sunday, August 5 ]

Literature Live: The Lorax. 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.

[ Monday, August 6 ]

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.

Cupcake Fantasy with Lisa Basini, the Baking Coach. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 1-2:15 p.m. Free, register. Grades 6-12.

Storybook Cake with Lisa Basini, the Baking Coach. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 10:30 a.m. Free, register. Ages 6-10.

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

[ Tuesday, August 7 ]

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

Beach Party with Tops Cooking School. Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library, 115 South Ave. 428-8350, libraryweb.org. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free, register. All ages.

Bookmark Your Big Dreams. Scottsville Free Library, 28 Main St., Scottsville. 889-2023. 4-5 p.m. Free, register. Ages 5-12. Make a bookmark with your favorite character.

Family Movie: “The Lorax.” Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 2 p.m. Free, register. Ages 6-10.

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 8 ]

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

Lectures

[ Wednesday, August 1 ]

Searching for Your Roots: Genealogy Resources. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 7 p.m. Free, register.

[ Thursday, August 2 ]

Human Trafficking at Home & Abroad.Nazareth College, Shults Community Ctr., 4245 East Ave. farmingtonmeetinghouse.org. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free.

[ Monday, August 6 ]

Historic Preservation Talk with Wayne Goodman. Monroe Branch Library, 809 Monroe Ave. 428-8202. 6:30 p.m. Free.

[ Tuesday, August 7 ]

Social Security: Your Questions Answered. Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. 247-6446. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free, register.

 

Literary Events

[ Tuesday, August 7 ]

Authors Aloud. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 258-0444, thelittle.org. 8-9 p.m. Free.

[ Wednesday, August 8 ]

Women Who Love to Read: “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St., Brockport. 637-2260, liftbridgebooks.com. 7 p.m. Free.

[ Wednesday, August 8-Thursday, August 9 ]

Contemporary Book Discussion Group: “The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua. Irondequoit Public Library McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd. 336-6060, amy.henderson@libraryweb.org. Wed 7 p.m., Thu 3 p.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, August 1 ]

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

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.

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.

[ Thursday, August 2 ]

Nature Hike: Jones Park. Meet in northeast end of park, corner of Lorimer St. and Plymouth Ave. North. cityofrochester.gov/fclg. 6 p.m. Free.

Nature Walk: Genesee Valley Canal Trail (Waterfalls Section). Letchworth State Park, Castile. 493-3625, nysparks.com. 10 a.m. Parking fee. Bring lunch.

[ Friday, August 3 ]

Birding Field Trip: Conesus Inlet State Wildlife Management Area. Meet at Vitale Park on Route 20A, Lakeville. Jim 243-0316, or Judy 582-2346, rochesterbirding.com. 7:30 a.m. Free.

Sounds of the Night. Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, off Jackson Rd., Penfield. Marie Heerkens 773-8911. 8 p.m. Free.

[ Saturday, August 4 ]

The Civil War Tour. Meet at Cemetery Office, South entrance opposite the Distillery on Mt. Hope Ave. 461-3494, fomh.org. 1:30 p.m. $5, members & children under 16 free. Every Sunday through Oct 28.

GVHC Hike. Meet at 1008 Penfield Rd. Dick R. 544-3387, gvhchikes.org. 11 a.m. Easy/moderate 4-5 mile hike, Corbett’s Glen.

[ Sunday, August 5 ]

GVHC Hike. Meet at YMCA lot off Bay Rd., Penfield. Kraig Q. 872-2691, gvhchikes.org. 1 p.m. Strenuous/hilly 5 mile hike, Abe Lincoln Park.

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

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.

[ Monday, August 6 ]

Stand Up Guys 2nd Annual Golf Tournament To End Abuse. Mendon Golf Club, 226 Mendon-Iona Rd., Mendon. 546-7826. $115, $25 lunch only, $50 dinner only. Register.

[ Tuesday, August 7 ]

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

[ Wednesday, August 8 ]

Herpetology Wednesday. Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd., Sterling. 315-947-6143. 1 p.m. Free.

 

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, August 1]

August Fashion Launch. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. 9:30 p.m. Fundraiser for Center for Youth. 232-4382, gevatheatre.org. 271-7670, centerforyouth.net.

Teen Film Festival. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 258-0444, littletheatre.org, highfallsfilmfestival.com. 5:30 p.m. Free.

[ Thursday, August 2 ]

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

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

Polish Happy Hour. Back Nine Grill, 3500 East Ave., Pittsford. 267-7031. 6:30 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Music by Melody Lane playing Polish music as well as some international sounds.

Rochester Winos Wine & Food Pairing. Tapas 177 Lounge, 177 St. Paul St. rochesterwinos.com. 6:30 p.m. arrival, 7-9:30 p.m. tasting. $25-$30, register.

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

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.

[ Friday, August 3-Saturday, August 4 ]

Midsummer Night’s Tasting. Hurd Orchards, Rte 104, Holley. 638-8838, hurdorchards.com. 6 & 8:30 p.m. Call for information and to register.

[ Saturday, August 4 ]

Bocce Bash. Doug Miller Family Sports Park, 4618 Ridge Road West. 624-5555, campgooddays.org. 3-9 p.m. $300 per four-person team, register.

Concert on the Hill and Classic Car Show. Letchworth State Park, Castile. 493-3625, nysparks.com. 3-7 p.m. $8 parking fee.

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

[ Sunday, August 5 ]

Big Bust 22: Annual All Volkswagen Car Show & Swap Meet. Webster Schroeder High School, 875 Ridge Rd., Webster. flrvwc.com. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission for spectators.

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.

[ Monday, August 6 ]

Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty Dinner 2012. Geneva on the Lake, 1001 Lochland Rd., Geneva. 800-343-6382, flcb.org. 6-10 p.m. $75, register.

[ Tuesday, August 7 ]

“Casablanca.” Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Free Movies in the Parks: “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”  Ontario Beach Park. monroecounty.gov. Preshow fun at 8:30 p.m., film at dark. Free.

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

[ Wednesday, August 8 ]

Apple CIDER: Computer User Group Meeting. Risen Christ Lutheran Church, 1000 Moseley Rd., Fairport. applecider.org. 7 p.m. Free.

Dough Raiser’s Event to benefit Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue. Uno’s Chicago Grill, 931 Holt Rd., Webster. Email for vouchers: bettyann@frontiernet.net. 4-7 p.m. Giveaways, drink specials and free appetizers.

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

Sports

[ Friday, August 3-Sunday, August 5 ]

National Silver Ball Vintage Base Ball Tournament. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford. 538-6822, gcv.org. Call for more details.

[ Saturday, August 4 ]

Dirtcar Racing. Canandaigua Motorsports Park, 2820 County Rd. 10, Canandaigua. 394-0961, canandaiguamotorsportspark.com. 7 p.m. $12, ages 16 and under free. Tue World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

[ Monday, August 6-Wednesday, August 8 ]

Rochester Redwings vs. Scranton W/B Yankees. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way. redwingsbaseball.com. Fri 7:05 p.m. $7-$12.

[ Wednesday, August 8-Sunday, August 12 ]

Walnut Hill Carriage Driving Competition. Walnut Hill Farm, 397 West Bloomfield Rd., Pittsford. walnuthillfarm.com. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit site for details.

Theater

“A Thousand Cranes.” Fri Aug 3-Aug 5. Black Sheep Theatre. Christ the Good Shepherd Church, 1000 N. Winton Rd. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $12. 861-4816, blacksheeptheatre.org, tickets@blacksheeptheatre.org. Talkback after Aug 5 show.

“Bad Connections.” Thu Aug 2-Aug 5. Downstairs Cabaret, 20 Windsor St. Thu 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. Call for info. 325-4370, downstairscabaret.com.

“The Barber of Seville.” Fri Aug 3-Aug 5. Smith Opera house, 82 Seneca St., Geneva. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets start at $15-$45, $35 per couple. 315-781-5483, thesmith.org.

“The Calamari Sisters’ Big Fat Italian Wedding.” Continues through September 2. RAPA East End Theatre, 727 E Main St. Thu 7 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 5 p.m. $39-$45. 420-8338, thecalamarisisters.com.

“Fight with Love.” Fri Aug 3-Aug 5. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $10. 232-4382, gevatheatre.org. Musical theatre revue to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival: The Pitch: “Gathering Blue” and “Gettysburg.” Thu Aug 2-Aug 4. 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.” Continues through Aug 18.Auburn Public Theatre, 108 Genesee St. at Exchange St., Auburn. Wed Aug 1-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., Tue-Wed Aug 8 2 & 7:30 p.m. $35-$42. 315 255 1785, fingerlakesmtf.com.

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

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

“To My Friends: The Life and Death of George Eastman.” Thu Aug 2-Aug 4. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. Thu-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 & 8 p.m. $7-$10. 244-0960, muccc.org.

“On Broadway!” Musical Revue. Fri Aug 3-Aug 4. Stageworks. Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 111 N. Chestnut St. stageworksroc.org. 7:30 p.m. $10-$12. Proceeds benefit Anna’s Wish.

“Ozma of Oz.” Wed Aug 1-Aug 3. 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.” Continues through Aug 4. Livingston Arts Shakespeare in the Park. 4 Murray Hill Dr., Mount Morris. Fri-Sat 8 p.m. $8. livingstonarts.org.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.” Fri Aug 3-Aug 4. Gates Recreation and Parks Dept. STAR Camp. Gates Chili High School Auditorium, 1 Spartan Way. Fri 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., Sat 1 p.m. $3-$5. 429-8234.

“The Tribute to Sir Elton John & Billy Joel.” Continues through Aug 11. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 4 & 8 p.m., Wed Aug 8 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 232-4382, gevatheatre.org.

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

 

Auditions

[ Tuesday, August 7-Wednesday, August 8 ]

“A Night in the Slammer; A Day in the Clink.” Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut St., Lyons. 315-946-4943, waynehistory.org. 6:30 p.m. Roles are available for women ages 18-70 and men ages 17-65. No preparation is necessary for the audition.

Workshops

[ Through Monday, August 5 ]

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

[ 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.

[ Sunday, August 5 ]

“Laughing” Larry Berger “Instant Poetry (just add words!)  the breakdown”  seminar/workshop. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St., Brockport. 637-2260, liftbridgebooks.com. 1-3 p.m. $10.

[ Monday, August 6 ]

Stampin’ Up Class and Fundraiser. Cobblestone Arts Center, 1622 Route 332, Farmington. 398-0220, 6-7 p.m. $15, includes materials.

[ Monday, August 6-Wednesday, August 8 ]

Workshops. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. 325-3145 x 131. Mon Family Development Class: “How to Say NO to Your Child.” For parents of toddlers to teens. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free RSVP. Wed Family Development Combined Class: “No I Won’t, and You Can’t Make Me” + “You Want ME to Help with Housework?” For parents of preteens and teens. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free.

[ Tuesday, August 7 ]

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

Village Pride Meeting. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St., Macedon. 474-4116, books_etc@yahoo.com. 7 p.m. Free.

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