EVENTS CALENDAR: 8/8-8/15

Art Exhibits

[ OPENING ]

“Modern Art Pop-Up Summer 2012” by Nancy Diliberto and Karen Maggio Thu Aug 9.I-Square Visions,693 Titus Ave., Irondequoit. 6-9 p.m. 943-1941.

“The Road Less Traveled” Thu Aug 9. Bridge Art Gallery, University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. 5-7 p.m. 275-3571, omhpromotion@gmail.com

 “Curious Bits,” by M.E. Hall and William Schmidt Fri Aug 10.A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St., Brockport. 6-9 p.m. 637-5494, differentpathgallery.com

“Portfiolio Show” Fri Aug 10.Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave. 5-8:30 p.m. 482-1976, imagecityphotographygallery.com.

“Meddle Up Your Glass Presents: Breaking Glass Part I” Fri Aug 10.Record Archive, 33 1/3 Rockwood St. 6-9 p.m. alayna@recordarchive.com.

[ 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. Through Aug 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. Through Aug 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. Through 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. Through Aug 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

Bridge Art Gallery University of Rochester Medical Center, 300 Crittenden Blvd. Through Oct 19: “The Road Less Traveled.” Call for hours. 275-3571, omhpromotion@gmail.com

Bug Jar 219 Monroe Ave. Through 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. Through Aug 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.

Crocus Clay Works Gallery Hungerford Building Door #2, Suite 225, 1115 E. Main St. Through Aug 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.

A Different Path Gallery 27 Market St., Brockport. Aug 10-25: “Curious Bits,” by M.E. Hall and William Schmidt. Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 637-5494, differentpathgallery.com.

The Firehouse Gallery @ Genesee Pottery, 713 Monroe Ave. Through Aug 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. Through Aug 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. Aug 8-Sep 2: “Portfiolio Show.” | 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. Through Aug 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 13-18: “The Permanent Press Cycle” photo series & other artwork by Lauren Scherer Reinert. Through Aug 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. Through Aug 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. Continuing: “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. Through Aug 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.

Record Archive 33 1/3 Rockwood St. Aug 10-31: “Meddle Up Your Glass Presents: Breaking Glass Part I.” Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. alayna@recordarchive.com.

Rochester Contemporary Arts Center 137 East Ave. Through 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 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. Though Aug 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. Through Aug 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. Through Aug 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. Through Aug 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.

Wayne County Council for the Arts 108 W. Miller St., Newark. Continuing: “Art and Floral Tea Tables.” Thu-Sat 12-3 p.m., and by appt. 315-331-4593, info@wayne-arts.com, waynearts.wordpress.com.

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: “Mother Nature’s Closet.” Deadline Aug 31. Exhibit and fashion show of natural or recycled clothing and accessories to open September 7. Next call for haunted themed artwork, due September 29 for October 5 show. More information at stellaartgalleryandstudio.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.

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.

 

Comedy

[ Thursday, August 9-Saturday, August 11 ]

Joel Lindley/Rick Matthews. Comedy Club, 2235 Empire Blvd., Webster. 671-9080, thecomedyclub.us. Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 p.m. $9-$12.

[ Saturday, August 11 ]

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.

Polite Company: Surf’s Up. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. 8 p.m. $10-$12. 244-0960, muccc.org, pcimprov.com. With musical guests The Seabreezers.

 

Dance Participation

[ 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.

[ Thursday, August 9 ]

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 9-Sunday, August 12 ]

An Experiential and Theoretical Introduction to the Kestenberg Movement Profile.Kinections, 718 University Ave. 473-5050. August 2-4 or August 6 & 7 (afternoons).
Call for details, register.

[ Friday, August 10 ]

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.

West African Dance Workshop. Bush Mango Dance & Drum, 34 Elton St. 615-5592, bushmango.org. 7-8:30 p.m. Call for info and registration.

[ Monday, August 13 ]

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 13-Thursday, August 16 ]

Kestenberg Movement Profile Construction & Analysis.Kinections, 718 University Ave. 473-5050. August 2-4 or August 6 & 7 (afternoons).
Call for details, register.

[ Tuesday, August 14 ]

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.

Discover LivingDance, Living Music.Kinections, 718 University Ave. 473-5050. August 14, 16, 21. $8 each or $18 for all 3, register.

[ Wednesday, Aug 15 ]

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

[ Friday, August 10 ]

East End Fest. East End District. eastendmusicfestival.com. Visit web for details. Local food, bands, drinks.

[ Friday, August 10-Saturday, August 11 ]

Palmyra Pirate Weekend. Village of Palmyra. 315-597-4849, eriecanalpirates.com. Fri 8 p.m. movie night, Sat 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Free admission. family-friendly activities.

[ Friday, August 10-Sunday, August 12 ]

German Fest. Fireman’s Field, Spencerport. rochestergerman.com. Fri 5-11 p.m., Sat 3-11 p.m., Sun 12:30-11 p.m. $6 Friday or Saturday, $3 Sunday only. German food, drink, dancing, entertainment.

Weekend Wellness Festival 2012. Sanctuary at Crowfield Farm, 2480 Arcadia Zurich Norris Rd., Newark. For more info call: Laura Jean Castelluzzo 716-465-7408 , JCastelluzzo@gmail.com.

[ Saturday, August 11 ]

Carifest. Riverside Festival Site. 234-0909, 227-2183, rwifo.com/carifest.htm. Parade begins at Liberty Pole 11 a.m. Festivities at 1 p.m. include food, music, more. $10-$15.

Canandaigua Rotary Club Annual Pier Festival. Cananadaigua City Pier.394-5050.Noon-10:30 p.m. Free admission. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

[ Saturday, August 11-Sunday, August 12 ]

4th Annual Finger Lakes Riesling Festival. Lakeshore Dr. & Kershaw Park, Canandaigua Lake. rieslingfestival.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission.

Brockport Summer Arts Fest. SUNY Brockport, Holley St. 260-7764, brockportartsfestival.com. Sat 10 a.m.-evening, Sun 8 a.m.-evening. Free admission.

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

Kids Events

[ Wednesday, August 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.

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

[ Thursday, August 9 ]

Beyond Ghosts: Ghost Hunting Evidence. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 7 p.m. Free, register. Grades 6-12.

Make & Take Craft: Color your own “Dream Big” Star. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 3 p.m. Free.

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

[ Friday, August 10 ]

Anonymous Otaku Anime Club. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave. Brockport. 637-1050. Call for time. Free. Ages 6-12.

Dream Big Shindig Pajama Party Concert with Rachel Sumner. Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Toffay Rd. at 10 a.m., and Pittsford Public Library, 24 State St., Pittsford, at 2 p.m. Greece 723-2488, Pittsford 248-6258. Free.

[ Saturday, August 11-Sunday, August 12 ]

Literature Live: Lyle Lyle Crocodile. 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, August 11 ]

8th Annunal 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. Purpose Park, 3177 Lyell Rd., Gates. 247-4444, rccm.org/sports. Register 9 a.m., games 10:30 a.m. $XX, register. Ages 12-15 $60 per team, 1st place $350, ages 16-19 $75 per team,1st place $500.

[ Sunday, August 12 ]

Old Fashioned Games Day. Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin St., Fairport. 223-2950. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Ages K-6.

[ Monday, August 13 ]

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

[ Tuesday, August 14 ]

Create Soap Fluff & Glowing Goop. Scottsville Free Library, 28 Main St., Scottsville. 889-2023. 4-5 p.m. Free, register. Ages 7-12.

[ Wednesday, August 15 ]

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

Lectures

[ Thursday, August 9 ]

Local Details of 17th-century explorer Robert Rene LaSalle. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. 340-8664, penfield.org. 1 p.m. Call for details.

[ Sunday, August 12 ]

Rochester Area Vegetarian Society Lecture & Vegan Potluck. Brighton Town Park Lodge, 777 Westfall Rd. 234-8750. 5:30 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. lecture. Will Tuttle, Ph.D. will speak on “The World Peace Diet.”

[ Monday, August 13 ]

“Women and Children First: Ethical Dilemmas and the Titanic.” Wood Library, 134 North Main St., Canandaigua. 394-1381. 6-8:30 p.m. Free.

[ Tuesday, August 14 ]

Learn About Letchworth Series: Geocaching. Letchworth State Park, Castile. 493-3625, nysparks.com. 7 p.m. Parking fee.

[ Wednesday, August 15 ]

“Electricity: The Universal Fuel?” With Win Trafton. Irondequoit Public Library McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd. 336-6060, mcgrawbr@libraryweb.org. 7 p.m. Free.

Walking Toward Conflict: A Conversation about Restorative Justice with Dominic Barter. Rochester Institute of Technology, Golisano Hall, Room 1400 (park in lot J). restorativecircles.org. 7-8:30 p.m. Free.

Literary Events

[ Wednesday, August 8 ]

Novel into Film: “The Dead.” Writers and Books, 740 University Ave. 473-2590, wab.org. 6:30 p.m. $3-$4.

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.

[ Thursday, August 9 ]

Annie & Joe’s Eclectic Book Club: “The Lonely Polygamist” by Brady Udall. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main St., Brockport. 637-2260, liftbridgebooks.com. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Greater Rochester Russell Set. Writers and Books Literary Center, 740 University Ave. 415-5925, tmadigan@rochester.rr.com. 7 p.m. $3, free WAB members. Robert Heineman on Bruce Duffy’s novel “The World As I Found It: The Social and Intellectual World of Russell Through Literary Narrative.”

Just Poets Open Mic Featuring Donna M. Marbach. Barnes and Noble Gallery, 3349 Monroe Ave, Pittsford. 586-6020, barnesandnoble.com. 7 p.m. Free.

[ Saturday, August 11 ]

Deep Fried Poetry Reading.  The Yards, 50-52 Public Market. bakerymagazine@gmail.com. Doors 6:30 p.m., readings 7 p.m. Free. Featuring SeanThomas Dougherty and Nate Pritts.

[ Tuesday, August 14 ]

Genesee Reading Series: Hugh Mitchell and Michael Ketchek. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave. 473-2590, wab.org. 7:30 p.m. $3-$6.

[ Tuesday, August 14-Wednesday, August 15 ]

Book Discussion: “The Silver Sparrow” by Tayari Jones. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. Tue 1:30 p.m., Wed 7 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 8 ]

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

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.

[ Thursday, August 9 ]

41th Annual Ralph Sheridan Golf Classic. Bristol Harbour Resort, 5410 Seneca Point Road, Canandaigua. 394-4400, x203. 7:45 a.m. shotgunstart, 12:45 p.m. shotgun start at corporate level. $110, register.

Nature Hike: Seneca Park North. Meet in Seneca Park, north of the zoo at Trout Pond. cityofrochester.gov/fclg. 6 p.m. Free.

Nature Walk: Big Flats & Smokey Hollow Trails. Letchworth State Park, Castile. 493-3625, nysparks.com. 10 a.m. Parking fee.

Stargazing under the Stars. Rothfuss Park, 1648 Five Mile Line Rd. 340-8720. 8:15-10 p.m. (talk 9-10 p.m.). Register. All ages.

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.

[ Friday, August 10 ]

Public Star Party: Observing Saturn. Northampton Park, near the ski lodge on Hubbell Rd., off Rte. 31 in Ogden. 703-9876, rochesterastronomy.org. 9:30-11 p.m. Free.

Mischief, Murder, and Mayhem Tour. Meet at Cemetery Office, South entrance opposite The Distillery, Mt. Hope Ave. 461-3494, fomh.org. 6:30 p.m. $5, members & children under 16 free.

[ Saturday, August 11 ]

Attracting Butterflies and Other Pollinators. Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd., Sterling. 315-947-6143. 11 a.m. Free.

Ellison Park Hike. Meet at South entrance to Ellison Park, 1008 Penfield Rd. 340-8655. 9-11 a.m. Free, register.

GVHC Hike. Meet at Woodside Lodge Lot, off Union St. Chris C. 247-9237, gvhchikes.org. 1 p.m. Free. Moderate 5 mile hike, Black Creek Park.

Nature Walk: Birch Trail. Letchworth State Park, Castile. 493-3625, nysparks.com. 1 p.m. Parking fee.

Perseid Meteor Shower over the Swamp. Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, off Jackson Rd., Penfield. Marie Heerkens 773-8911. 8 p.m. Free.

Riesling 5K and Kids Fun Run. Lakeshore Dr., Steamboat Landing, Canandaigua. canandaigua-ymca.org, active.com. 5K registration 7 a.m., 8 a.m. start. $20-$25. Kids Fun Run registration 7 a.m., 9 a.m. start time. $5-$10.

The Revolutionary War Tour. Meet at North Gatehouse opposite Robinson Dr. on Mt. Hope Ave. 461-3494, fomh.org. Noon. $5, members & children under 16 free.

[ Sunday, August 12 ]

GVHC Hike. Meet at Holt Rd. at Lake Rd. lot. Kraig Q. 872-2691, gvhchikes.org. 1 p.m. Free. Moderate 5 mile hike in Webster Park.

Nature Walk: Gorge Trail. Letchworth State Park, Castile. 493-3625, nysparks.com. 1 p.m. Parking fee.

[ Monday, August 13 ]

7th Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Irondwquoit Country Club, 4045 East Ave. 271-4320, rmsc.org. 11:30 a.m. registration, lunch, 12:30 p.m. shot gun start, 6:15 p.m. dinner. $185 per person, $50 for dinner only. Register.

[ Tuesday, August 14 ]

Full Moon Flashlight Tour. Stone-Tolan Historic Site, 2370 East Ave. 546-7029 x12, landmarksociety.org. 7 p.m. $5-$6, $15-$18 families.

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

[ Wednesday, August 15 ]

Senior Sojourn: Easy Pace. RMSC Cumming Nature Center, 6475 Gulick Rd., Naples. 374-6160, rmsc.org. 11 a.m.-noon. $3 requested donation, $10 for families.

Tinker Nature Park Field Days. 1525 Calkins Rd., Henrietta. 359-7044. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Nature Activities include pond and field sampling, nature walks.

 

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 8 ]

Beauty and the Beast Event to Benefit Alternatives for Battered Women. Shear Ego Salon & Mens’ Club, 3349 Monroe Ave. 586-1781, Kelly@networkroc.com. Free, donation-based. Wine and food tasting, free services, live music with Deb Magone, casino games, auction, more.

Literacy Volunteers of Rochester Preview. LVR, 1600 South Ave. literacyrochester.org. Noon. Free.

[ Thursday, August 9 ]

Canandaigua Area Chamber of Commerce 7th Annual Gala. Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main St., Canandaigua. 394-4400 x203, canandaiguachamber.com.  6-8:30 p.m. $30, two for $55, register.

Fish Fest 5: “It’s Alive!” Dog Fish Head Craft Brewed Ales Event. The Old Toad, 277 Alexander St. 232-2626, theoldtoad.com. 6 p.m. Cost of drinks. Sample trays and food specials.

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

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

Rochester Singleton’s Monthly Dinner. Joey B’s, 400 Packets Landing, Fairport. 342-6680. 5 p.m. Cost of food, register.

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

[ Friday, August 10 ]

Latte Art Throwdown. Joe Bean Coffee Roasters, 1344 University Ave., Suite 110. 319-5279, joebeanroasters.com. 7 p.m. $5 buy in.

ZooBrew. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St. 336-7200, senecaparkzoo.org. 5:30-9 p.m. $10. Ages 21+. Featuring CoMoTion.

[ Saturday, August 11 ]

20th Annual Chicken BBQ. Webster Fireman’s Field, Main St., Webster. 225-6163, eheller@rochester.rr.com. 6 p.m. $3.75-$9. Monroe District Order of the Eastern Star.

Annual “A Call to Women of Color Social Gathering.” The Vineyard, 126 Sander St. Jackie Dozier 210-4126, 760-3447, jdozier@acRochester.org. 12-6 p.m.

Brooks Cavalcade of Curiosities. Fleet Feet, 2522 Ridgeway Ave. 270-4334. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Farm Heritage Day. Johnston House, 3523 E. Lake Rd., Fayette. genevahistoricalsociety.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Macedon Trails Committee Discussion. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St., Macedon. 474-4116, books_etc@yahoo.com. 2 p.m. Free.

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.

[ Saturday, August 11-Sunday, August 12 ]

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford. 538-6822, gcv.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10.50-$16.50.

[ Sunday, August 12 ]

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.

Spirituality and Philosophy Discussion. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St., Macedon. 474-4116, books_etc@yahoo.com. 1:30 p.m. Free.

[ Tuesday, August 14 ]

One Take: Stories Through the Lens: “The Source.” Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 258-0444, thelittle.org. 7 p.m. Post-film discussion with director via Skype. $10.

Photo Finish 5K Info Session. George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. 271-3361, eastmanhouse.org. 12:15-1 p.m. Free.

“When Harry Met Sally.” Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. 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.

Wilhelmina Evolve Fashion Arts Studio Opening. 235 Alexander St. 244-0592. 5-8 p.m. Free.

[ Wednesday, August 15 ]

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

[ Thursday, August 9 ]

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

[ Friday, August 10-Saturday, August 11 ]

Rochester Redwings vs. Pawtucket Red Sox. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way. redwingsbaseball.com. 7:05 p.m. $7-$12.

[ Saturday, August 11 ]

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.

NWA NY Pro Wrestling: Headlocks & Homeruns. Diamond Mound Park, 4185 Main St., Wadsworth. 519-6218. Doors 5:30 p.m., belltime 6 p.m. $12-$15, kids 10 and under $7.

Rochester Rhinos vs. Charleston Battery. Sahlen’s Stadium, 460 Oak St. rhinossoccer.com. 7 p.m. $17-$30.

[ Tuesday, August 14-Wednesday, August 15 ]

Rochester Redwings vs. Indianapolis Indians. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way. redwingsbaseball.com. 7:05 p.m. $7-$12.

Theater

“Bad Connections.” Thu Aug 9-Aug 11. Downstairs Cabaret, 20 Windsor St. Thu 7 p.m., Sat 5 & 8:30 p.m. Call for info. 325-4370, downstairscabaret.com.

“Barefoot in the Park.” Thu Aug 9-Aug 15. Continues through Aug 19.Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main St., Naples. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun & Wed 2 p.m. $12-$33. 374-6318, bvtnaples.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 2 p.m. $39-$45. 420-8338, thecalamarisisters.com.

“Carnival of Dreams.” Fri Aug 10-Aug 11. Young Open and Honest Players. Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. 7:30 p.m. $5. 340-8664, penfield.org.

“An Evening of Song, Dance & Comedy with Traveling Cabaret.” Wed Aug 15. Ferris Hills at West Lake, One Ferris Hills, Canandaigua. 7 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs. 393-0410.

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival: The Pitch: “Blindsided by a Diaper” and “Benny the Baboon.” Thu Aug 9-Aug 11. 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 8 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., Tue 7:30 p.m., Wed Aug 15 2 & 7:30 p.m. $35-$42. 315 255 1785, fingerlakesmtf.com.

Geva’s Summer Academy Showcase. Sat Aug 11. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. 1 p.m. Free, tickets required. 232-4382, gevatheatre.org.

“Godspell.” Thu Aug 9-Aug 12. Seneca Community Players. Delavan Theater, New York Chiropractic College, 2360 New York 89, Seneca Falls. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Call for tickets. 315-568-9364, senecacommunityplayers.org.

“Love and Suffering.” Fri Aug 10. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. 7:30 p.m. $5 suggested, pay what you will. 244-0960, muccc.org.

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

“Ozma of Oz.” Tue Aug 14.Continues through Aug 17. BVT for Kids. Bristol Valley Theatre, 151 S. Main St., Naples. 11 a.m. $5. 374-6318, bvtnaples.org.

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

 

Auditions

[ 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.

[ Monday, August 12-Tuesday, August 13 ]

“Buried Child.” Out of Pocket Productions. The Space at the Hungerford Building, 1115 E Main St., Suite 248, Floor 2, Door 2. 269-4673, outofpocketproductions@yahoo.com. Parts for 2 women (one 55-75, one 18-25) and 5 men (18-75).

[ Monday, August 12 ]

Auditions for TYKEs’ (Theatre YoungKids Enjoy). JCC Hart Theatre, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 2-5 p.m. Free. TYKEs@rochester.rr.com. Actors should be age 18+. TYKEs is casting for two musicals: “Knuffle Bunny” and “How I Became a Pirate,” as well as a tour show production of “The Elves and the Shoemakers.” The company is also looking for physically agile actors to serve as puppeteers for “Knuffle Bunny.” Bring a headshot and resume if available, and be prepared with an up-tempo song and sheet music appropriate for children’s theatre (accompanist provided). Please also bring a list of conflicts and wear comfortable shoes for dancing.

[ Tuesday, August 13 ]

Rochester Fringe Play Reading Series Audition for 2012-2013 Season. The Harley School Auditorium, 1981 Clover Street. 7 p.m. Actors should bring a headshot and a resume. Bring a 1 minute monologue to read, please do not memorize. We will ask you to do a cold reading with another actor. 520-2940, rocfringprs@gmail.com.

Workshops

[ Wednesday, August 8-Thursday, August 16 ]

“All Aboard the Peace Train” Peace Project. Church of the Ascension , 2 Riverside St. at Maplewood Park. 458-5423, ascensionroch.com. Wed Aug 8-Thu, Aug 13-16 6-8:30 p.m. Final performance Thu Aug 16 at 7:30 p.m., Maplewood Park. Free.

[ Tuesday, August 14 ]

Wayne Writers’ Guild. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St., Macedon. 474-4116, books_etc@yahoo.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.

[ Wednesday, August 15 ]

GRADDA Support Group for Adults with ADHD. Al Sigl Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave. Enter at Door #5. adultaddrochester@aol.com. 7:30 p.m. Free  Prepare for ADHD coach on 9/19; other topics of interest.

[ Wednesday, August 8-Wednesday, August 15 ]

Workshops. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. 325-3145 x 131. Wed 8/8 12:30-2:30 p.m. 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. Free. Mon 12:30-2:30 p.m. Family Development Class: “Twenty Minutes to Effective Parenting.” For parents of children 1 to 6 years old. Tue 12:30-2:30 p.m. Family Development Class: “Will My Child Still Love Me?” For parents of toddlers to 5-year-olds. Free. Wed 8/15 6-8 p.m. Family Development Class: “What Do You Want for Your Child?” For parents of children of all ages. Free.

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