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Art Exhibits

[ OPENING ]

Art & Vino: Paintings by Allison J. Nichols & Photography by Lisa Hughes. Veritas Wine Bar, 217 Alexander St. 6-9 p.m. veritaswinebar.

“Branching Out,” work by Rochester Area Fiber Artists Fri Aug 24.Williams Galleryat First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. 5-8 p.m. 271-9070, rochesterunitarian.org.

“Follow Me to the Garden,” works by Lori Farr Fri Aug 24. 2 Chic Boutique,151 Park Ave. 5-8 p.m. 271-6111, 2chicboutique.com.

Irondequoit Art Club Show Fri Aug 24.Chapel Oaks at Saint Ann’s Community,1550 Portland Ave. 1-3 p.m. 697-6600, irondequoitartclub.org.

“Sights & Sounds,” by Jed Curran, Paul Dodd, Peter Monacelli, Steve Piper, and Scott Regan Fri Aug 24. I-Square Visions,693 Titus Ave., Irondequoit. 7-9 p.m. 943-1941.

“In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows” Sat Aug 25.Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. 8-11 p.m. $25, advance tickets required. 276-8939, mag.rochester.edu. Music by the Fabulous Bright Clouds, Concentus Women’s Chorus, and Bogs Visionary Orchestra. Angel card readings, food and drink available for purchase.

“101 | 101,” work by A. C. Tucker Sat Aug 25. Art and Vintage on Main, 101 Main St., East Rochester. 6-10 p.m. artandvintageonmain.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. Opening Aug 24: “Follow Me to the Garden,” works by 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.

Art and Vintage on Main 101 Main St., East Rochester. Opens Aug 25: “101 | 101,” work by A. C. Tucker. For information: artandvintageonmain.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.

Black Radish Studio 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.-6 p.m., Sat 12-6 p.m. blackradishstudio.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 Oct 3: 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.

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. Through Aug 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. Continuing: “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 Sep 2: “Portfiolio Show.” 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. Through Sep 6: “Sights & Sounds,” by Jed Curran, Paul Dodd, Peter Monacelli, Steve Piper, and Scott Regan. 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. Aug 26-Oct 28: “In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows.” 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. Through Oct 13: “Industrial Blues” Landscape Photography by Gunther Cartwright. 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. Aug 28-Oct 7: “…of life and light,” watercolor paintings and sketchbook drawings by Kristin Malone. | 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.

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 Sep 15: “The Back Forty,” Retrospective of work by Pat Rini Rohrer 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 Aug 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.

RIT Bevier Gallery 90 Lomb Memorial Drive. Booth Building, 7A. Also in NTID Dyer Arts Center. Through Oct 2: Frans Wildenhain 1950-75: Creative and Commercial American Ceramics at Mid-Century.” Hours vary by gallery, check: rit.edu/wild.

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.

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

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. Aug 26-Nov 24: “Clouds in My Coffee.” | 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.

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.

Williams Gallery at First Unitarian Church, 220 S Winton Rd. Aug 23-Oct 1: “Branching Out,” work by Rochester Area Fiber Artists. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30-8 p.m. 271-9070, rochesterunitarian.org

Wyoming County Gallery 31 S Main St, Perry. Continuing: “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: Green: What Does it Mean? Deadline Aug 25. Call for artwork relating to show’s title for September 7-26 exhibit. Next theme: “I Want My Mona Lisa: Tribute to a Renaissance Icon.” deadline September 22. More information and more calls for art at shoefactoryarts.com.

Call for Art: Golf Balls on Parade. Submit your design by September 20. For information: thebigparade.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.

Call for Quilts. Deadline September 1. Donate quilts to 6th Annual Quilt Auction, fundraiser for Women Helping Girls, a program of the Greater Rochester Area Branch of the American Association of University Women. For information, call Patricia Thompson at 671-2589 or Melanie Blank at 872-0059.

Call for Submissions: Art-Roc-NY Showcase 2013. Early submissions by September 29, final submissions due November 10. For info and entries, email info@jgkgalleries.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.

Hispanic Heritage Art Competition. Deadline August 27. Acceptable entries should represent one of the 23 Latin American countries. Artists chosen will be featured in Link Gallery at City Hall. For more info, visit cityofrochester.gov/hhm or facebook.com/hispanicheritagerochester.

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

 

Art Events

[ Saturday, August 25 ]

Annual Summer Time Art Trail. Five locations in Orleans County. For map: artistsoftheoak.com/event.html. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Spokes & Ink Bike and Poster Fest. Genesee Cetner, 713 Monroe Ave & Church of Blessed Sacrament parking lot (across from Genesee Center). 244-1730, geneseearts.org. 12-6 p.m. Free. Bikes, art, music, local small businesses, food & beer.

Comedy

[ Wednesday, August 22 ]

Young Comedians’ Open Mic. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave. 473-2590, wab.org. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Ages 11-18.

[ Thursday, August 23-Saturday, August 25 ]

Paul Hooper/Pam Wertz. 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 25 ]

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.

Wine Toast Comedy Roast. Pick-ups in various locations in Geneva. 1-800-536-8123, grapevinecountrytours.com. Call for hours. $100, register.

[ Sunday, August 26 ]

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

[ Tuesday, August 28 ]

Laugh Riot Underground: Stand-Up Comedy Showcase. Dub Land Underground, 315 Alexander St. laughriotcomedy.com. 9-11 p.m. Free. Every Tuesday.

[ Wednesday, August 29 ]

 

Dance Participation

[ Wednesday, Aug 22 ]

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 23 ]

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.

[ Friday, August 24 ]

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 27 ]

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 28 ]

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 29 ]

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

[ Thursday, August 23 ]

“Say ‘shalom’ to Summer,” an end of summer bash for all ages. Meridian Park, 2025 Winton Road S. 461-0490, jewishrocheter.org. 6:30 p.m. Crafts, ice cream social, movies.

[ Thursday, August 23-Sunday, August 26 ]

9th Annual Greek Fest. Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit, 835 South Ave. highlandgreekfest.com. Thu 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission is free.

[ Thursday, August 23-Monday, September 3 ]

The New York State Fair. 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse. nysfair.org. Gates open at 8 a.m., buildings are open 10 a.m.-10 p.m., midway is open until midnight. $10, children under 12 admitted free, other special days and rates apply. Visit web for more info.

[ Saturday, August 25 ]

Fairport Music & Food Festival. Liftbridge Lane along historic Eric Canal. fairportmusicfest.com. Noon-dark. $10-$15, ages 12 and under free. All proceeds benefit Golisano Childrens Hospital at Strong.

The Savior’s Chapel Summer Fun Fest. 595 English Rd. 621-1899, thesaviorschapel.org. Noon-5 p.m. Purchase Tickets at the door, call for information. Games and activities.

Kids Events

[ Wednesday, August 22 ]

Dream Big. Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Toffay Rd. 723-2488, greecelibrary.org. 11 a.m.-noon. Free, register. Ages 3+

Lego Club. Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Toffay Rd. 723-2488, greecelibrary.org. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Steps to a Healthy Planet. Scottsville Free Library, 28 Main St., Scottsville. 889-2023. 7 p.m. and Mumford Library, 883 George St., Mumford. 538-6124. Free, register. Ages 7-12.

[ Thursday, August 23 ]

Owls of the Night. Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Toffay Rd. 723-2488, greecelibrary.org. 6:30-8 p.m. Free, register. Teen program: lecture and pellet dissection.

[ Friday, August 24 ]

Children’s Safety Event. Victor Fire Department, 34 Maple Ave., Victor. community@ftr.com, frontier.com/community. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.

[ Saturday, August 25 ]

It’s Magic of Course! Mumford Library, 883 George St., Mumford. 538-6124. 6:30 p.m. Free, register. Ages 7-12.

Little Buddies film screening: “A Cat in Paris.” Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 258-0444, thelittle.org. 10 a.m. $5

[ Saturday, August 25-Sunday, August 26 ]

Literature Live: Peter Rabbit. 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.

[ Tuesday, August 28 ]

Evening Craft Series for Tweens. Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd. 247-6446. 6-80 p.m. Free. Ages 8-13. Craft project is “Magic Scratch” and it can be completed in an hour’s time. All materials for the craft are provided free of charge, registration is required.

Family Game Night. Wood Library, 134 North Main St., Canandaigua. 394-1381. 6-8 p.m. Free, register. Bring your own book.

[ Tueday, August 28 & Thursday, August 30 ]

Welcome to Kindergarten Storytime. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5361, brightonlibrary.org. Tue 10 a.m., Thu 7 p.m. Free, register.

[ Wednesday, August 29 ]

Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies: “Happy Feet Two.” Children’s Center, Central Library, 115 South Ave. 428-8150, libraryweb.org. 2:30 p.m. All ages.

Countdown to Kindergarten. Seymour Library, 161 East Ave. Brockport. 637-1050 2 p.m. Free, register. For kids starting Kindergarten this year. Celebrate with specially selected stories and a craft. Meet a few of the Brockport Kindergarten teachers, get your first library card, and free school supplies.

 

Lectures

[ Wednesday, August 22 ]

Managing Blood Pressure and Cholesterol with MVP Healthcare Community Health Educator Cheryl Minchella. Irondequoit Public Library McGraw Branch, 2180 E. Ridge Rd. 336-6060, mcgrawbr@libraryweb.org. 7 p.m. Free, register.

[ Thursday, August 23 ]

Potato Growers Meeting: Varieties, Insect & Disease Control. Williams Farm, 5077 Russell Rd, Marion. 313-8796. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $5-$10, register.

[ Friday, August 24 ]

“Dressing for Tea: 1890s-1920s Clothing & Customs.” Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 2 p.m. Free.

[ Saturday, August 25 ]

Early Baseball with Joe Territo. Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Toffay Rd. 723-2488, greecelibrary.org. 2-3 p.m. Free.

“Faith and Politics: The Spiritual Journeys of Amy Post” with Nancy A. Hewitt. 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse Museum, 160 County Rd. 8, Farmington. 315-598-4387, farmingtonmeetinghouse.org. 1:30 p.m. Free.

[ Monday, August 27 ]

Bee Wellness Lecture Focusing on Mites. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Ave. rochesterbeekeepers.com. 7 p.m. Free.

Rochester Soldiers at Second Bull Run with Bob Marcotte. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 7 p.m. Free.

[ Monday, August 27-Monday, September 3 ]

Golden Jubilee Week of Celebration: “Preserving the Next Generation.” Northside Chruch of Christ, 634 Hudson Ave. northsidecoc.homestead.com. Various times and speakers. Free.

[ Tuesday, August 28 ]

Civil War Re-enactor John Sdoia: Facts & Artifacts from the Civil War. Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave. 784-5300, brightonlibrary.org. 2 p.m. for families with school-aged children, 6 p.m. adults. Free.

Literary Events

[ Wednesday, August 22 ]

NXT Chapter: A 20 to 30 something book club. Wood Library, 134 North Main St., Canandaigua. 394-1381. 6-7:30 p.m. Free, register. Bring your own book.

Titles Over Tea: “The Folded Earth” by Anuradha Roy. Barnes & Noble Greece, 330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. 227-4020, bn.com. 7 p.m. Free.

[ Thursday, August 23 ]

History Reading Group: Juan Peron and Post WWII Argentia. Writers and Books, 740 University Ave. 473-2590, wab.org. 7 p.m. $3.

[ Friday, August 24 ]

Book Signing: “Frans Wildenhain 1950-75: Creative and Commercial American Ceramics at Mid-Century.” Phillips Fine Art, 248 East Ave. 232-8120. 6:30-9 p.m. Free.

Poetry Reading: John Roche: “the joe poems: the continuing saga of joe.” Greenwood Books, 123 East Ave. 325-2050. 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.

[ Thursday, August 23 ]

Opening: “Prehistory: Bones and Arrows.” Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut St., Lyons. 315-946-4943, waynehistory.org. 7 p.m. Free admission, donations appreciated.

Recreation

[ Wednesday, August 22 ]

Identification Series: Ferns. RMSC Cumming Nature Center, 6475 Gulick Rd., Naples. 374-6160, rmsc.org. 10 a.m.-noon. $3 requested donation, $10 for families.

Owl Prowl. Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvold Rd., Sterling. 315-947-6143. 7 p.m. Free. The program will start with a discussion inside, followed by a night hike in search of owls.

[ Thursday, August 23 ]

Nature Hike: Pulaski Park. Meet in the northeast section of the park, at the corner of Avenue D and Carter St. cityofrochester.gov/fclg. 6 p.m. Free.

[ Friday, August 24 ]

First Quarter Moon over the Swamp. Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary, off Jackson Rd., Penfield. Marie Heerkens 773-8911. 8 p.m. Free. Leaders will provide telescopes, your own binoculars or telescope is welcome. Bring flashlight.

[ Saturday, August 25 ]

Birding Trip: Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Bushnell’s Basin park and ride, off Rte 96 sound of exit 17 from I-490. Dominic S. 223-7353, Mike T. 425-7849. 10 a.m. Free. Pack lunch.

An Evening of Longball and Storytelling. Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 State Rte. 444, Victor. 7-9:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $5-$10/family. Longball game followed by storytelling around bonfire. Bring picnic dinner if you wish.

GVHC Hike. Meet at end of Boxart St. off Lake Ave. Pam N. 224-5140, gvhchikes.org. 1 p.m. Free. Easy/moderate 5 mile hike, Turning Point Park.

Rochester Orienteering Club Meet. Powder Mills Park. roc.us.orienteering.org. 10 a.m. $8 per entry/group.

Vino & The Beasts 5K Run and Obstacle Course. 623 Lerch Road, Geneva. 315-719-1218, beastmodeathleticsbma.com. 4 p.m. $60. Complementary tastings.

Wilderness Walk (Vigorous Pace). RMSC Cumming Nature Center, 6475 Gulick Rd., Naples. 374-6160, rmsc.org. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $10 per person, including members.

[ Saturday, August 25-Sunday, August 26 ]

Morning Flights on the Intrepid. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford. 294-8218, gcv.org. 7-10 a.m. $17.50-$20. Call for reservations.

[ Sunday, August 26 ]

Birding Trip: Durand Eastman Park. Meet in the Lake Shore Blvd. parking lot between Zoo Rd and Log Cabin Rd. Bob H. 924-3874, Shirley S. 385-3907. 8a.m. Free.

GVHC Hike. Meet at Whiting Rd. lot, Webster. John C. 254-4047, gvhchikes.org. 1 p.m. Free. Moderate 3-4 mile hike, Whiting Rd. nature preserve.

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.

[ Monday, August 27 ]

18th Annual Pro Ad Golf Tournament & A-Games. Brook-Lea Country Club, 891 Pixley Rd. 442-0200 x208, adcouncilroch.org. 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. shotgun start. Golf: $145-$165 individual, $555-$635 foursome. A-Games: $62.50-$67.50 individual, $250-$270 foursome.Register.

Irish Children’s Program Golf Tournament and Dinner. Shadow Pines Golf Course, 600 Whalen Rd., Penfield. irishchildrensprogram.com. Check in 11 a.m., shotgun start at noon. Dinner 6 p.m. Individual $95, foursome $380, dinner only $35, register.

Richard Guon Memorial Golf Tournament. Irondequoit Country Club, Pittsford. 325-7760 x3232, don@rbtl.org. Call for times. $325 individual player, $125 dinner only, register.

[ Tuesday, August 28 ]

Guided Bike Ride: Genesee Valley Park Neighborhood Trails.  Meet at Genesee Valley Pool parking lot, 131 Elmwood Ave. cityofrochester.gov/fclg. 6 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.

[ Thursday, August 23 ]

Ice Cream Fundraiser for House of Mercy. Frontier Communications, 180 South Clinton Ave. community@ftr.com. 1-3 p.m. $5.

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

Public Hearing on Results of the Commission to Examine the Police Civilian Review Board. City Council Chambers, City Hall, 30 Church St. cityofrochester.gov. 5:30 p.m. The public does not have to sign up in advance to speak and members of the community are encouraged to attend regardless if they do or do not wish to speak.

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

[ Friday, August 24 ]

Cobblestone Arts Center Annual Fundraiser: Summer Olympics. Cobblestone Arts Center, 1622 Rte. 332, Farmington. 398-0220, cobblestoneartscenter.com. Noon-2 p.m. Picnic, music, games, performance at noon, art for sale, raffles, refreshments available.

New York Wine & Food Classic competition. New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 S Main St., Canandaigua. jennifercooper@nywgf.org. 5 p.m. $30, register.

[ Friday, August 24-Sunday, August 26 ]

Garage Sale to Benefit Needy in Rochester. Basement of St. Michael’s of Rochester Church, 124 Evergreen St. svdpusa.org. Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission.

Women’s Adventure Program. Camp Good Days & Special Times, 1332 Pittsford Mendon Rd., Mendon. 624-5555, campgooddays.org. Free of charge for women dealing with cancer. Register.

[ Friday, August 24-Thursday, August 30 ]

Project 5 Film Screenings. Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. 258-0444, thelittle.org. Visit site for schedules, prices, film trailers, and synopses.

[ Saturday, August 25 ]

2nd Annual Wine & Microbrew Tasting Cruise. Board at Steamboat Landing, 205 Lakeshore Dr., Canandaigua. pralid.org/event.html. Cruises at 2:30, 4:45, or  7 p.m. $45, register.

A-List VIP Cocktail Cruise. Fairport loading dock on Erie Canal. 746-2576, rochesteralist.com. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tickets $26, must be purchased in advance. Cruise into the Fairport Music Festival with live blues, Rohrbach beer tasting, hors ‘deouvres, and gelato sampling on-board along with a full service cash bar.

Edgerton Model Railroad Room Open. Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus St. 428-6769, edgertonmodelrailroadclub.com. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.

Finger Lakes Cheese Summer Open House. Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. flcheesetrail.com. Information at website. 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.

Soil to Spoon: All You Can Eat Pancake Banquet. Springdale Farms, 700 Colby St., Spencerport. 473-2120 x3. $3. With special guest Assemblyman Hawley.

[ Saturday, August 25-Sunday, August 26 ]

Stone Tool Craftsman Show. Letchworth State Park, Castile. 493-3625. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $8 parking fee.

[ Sunday, August 26 ]

AIDS Red Ribbon Ride Closing Celebration. Genesee Valley Park, 131 Elmwood Ave. 210-4150, AIDSRedRibbonRide.org. 5:30-7 p.m.

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.

The Village Knitting Circle. Books Etc., 78 W. Main St., Macedon. 474-4116, books_etc@yahoo.com. 1 p.m. Free

[ Monday, August 27 ]

Rally to Ask for the City of Rochester’s Divestment from JP Morgan Chase. Downtown Chase Bank, at 1 Chase Square. metrojustice.org. Noon. Free.

Summer Winemaker Dinner: Worldly Approach to Wine Seminar. Casa Larga, 2287 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport. 585-223-4210 x2. 6 p.m. $45-$55, register.

[ Tuesday, August 28 ]

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 29 ]

Rochester Business Networking Event. Bonadio and Company, Large Conference Room in Lower Level, 171 Sullys Trail, Pittsford. rochester-tipclub-august2012.eventbrite.com. 7:30-9 a.m. Free, RSVP.

Rochester Winos Wine & Food Pairing. Benedettos, 289 Alexander St. rochesterwinos.com. 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. tasting. $30-$35, register.

VA Benefit Seminar & Luncheon. Legacy at the Fairways, 681 High St., Victor. 924-7043, legacyrochester.com. World War II and Korean War Veterans: learn if you qualify for a special pension that may pay part of your rent at Legacy. Free, RSVP.

Sports

[ Wednesday, August 22-Friday, August 24 ]

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

[ Friday, August 24-Saturday, August 25 ]

2nd Annual USRowing Diversity Invitational. Fri 6:30-9 p.m. Community welcome event aboard the Mary Jemison, meet at Staybridge Suites dock, 1000 Genesee St. Sat 9:30 a.m. opening ceremonies: Genesee Valley Park, 131 Elmwood Ave., 10 a.m. races. ccminorityrowing.com. Fri $10, Sat free.

[ Saturday, August 25 ]

Dirtcar Racing. Canandaigua Motorsports Park, 2820 County Rd. 10, Canandaigua. 394-0961, canandaiguamotorsportspark.com. 7 p.m. $12, ages 16 and under free.

 

Theater

“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.

“Cabaret.” Wed Aug 22-Aug 29.Continues through Sep 8. Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Rd., Auburn. Wed Aug 22-Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 2 & 8 p.m., Mon 7:30 p.m., Tue-Wed Aug 29 2 & 7:30 p.m. Call for tickets. 315-255-1785, merry-go-round.com.

“GetAway Cabaret.” Thu Aug 23-Aug 29. Continues through Sep 2.Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main St., Naples. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., Wed Aug 29 2 p.m. $10-$25. 374-6318, bvtnaples.org.

“The Living Canvas: Eureka!” Fri Aug 24-Aug 25. Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place. Fri 10 p.m., Sat 5, 8 & 10 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $26-$29. 325-4370, downstairscabaret.com.

“Metal Quest: The First Emperor.” MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. 7:30 p.m. Pay what you will, suggested $6. 244-0960, muccc.org, metalquest1@gmail.com. A presentation on metal artwork by Olivia Kim will precede the show as well as a talk about Chinese history.

Rochester Fringe Play Reading of “Mauritius.” Wed Aug 29. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St. 3 p.m. Free, donations accepted. 520-2940,rocfringprs@gmail.com.

Sankofa Evening of Theatre & Jazz Fest. Thu Aug 23-Aug 25. MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. 7:30 p.m. Thu $14-$18, Fri-Sat $12-$16, three night package $30. 244-0960, muccc.org, 271-7010, moodckr@frontiernet.net.

 

Auditions

[ Wednesday, August 22-Thursday, August 23 ]

“Back to the 80’s.” Stages, 875 E. Main St. By appointment.  Calling singers, dancers, actors in grades 7-12. Visit site and download forms: mjtstages.com/auditions.html.

[ Saturday, August 25 ]

“The Nutcracker.” Rochester City Ballet Studios, 1326 University Ave. Ages 5-6 9:45 a.m., ages 7-8 11 a.m., ages 9-12 12:30 p.m. 461-5850 x112, dtretter@rochestercityballet.com.

[ Tuesday, August 28 ]

Genesee Valley Orchestra & Chorus: New members audition. Location by appointment. 7 p.m. 223-9006, info@ gvoc.org.

[ Tuesday, August 28 & Thursday, August 30 ]

“The Lone Star Love Potion.” Green Community Center, 3 Vince Tofany Blvd. 7 p.m. Casting calls for 3 males (age 40-60), 3 females (age 40-60), and 1 female (age 20-30). 594-0573.

[ Wednesday, August 29 ]

“What’s the Capitol of Boliva?” Working Class Theatre Company. Webster Public Library, 980 Ridge Rd. 6-8:15 p.m. Needed: 4 men (20s-70s) and 2 women (20s-50). 643-0836. workingclasstheatre.net.

Workshops

[ Wednesday, August 22-Wednesday, August 29 ]

Workshops. Mental Health Association, 320 N Goodman St. 325-3145 x 131. Wed 8/22 6-8 p.m. Family Development Class: “The Motivation Breakthrough.” For parents of children of all ages. Sat 8/25 noon-2:30 p.m. Education Advocacy Presentation: “Don’t Wait until September: Advocating for Success and Understanding School Supports.” Lunch and a presentation on understanding the laws regarding general and special education for your child. For parents and caregivers of children of any age. Mon 8/27 12:30-2:30 p.m. Family Development Class: “Did You Hear What I Said?” For parents of children up to 18 years old. Tue 8/28 12:30-2:30 p.m. Family Development Class: “Nothing Works.” Teaching your children to behave in socially acceptable ways. For parents of children of children 5 to 12 years old. Wed 8/29 6-8 p.m. Family Development Combined Class: “It’s Great to Be Me” and “I’m Not Everybody.” For parents of preteens and teens. Free. Refreshments. Door prizes.

[ Thursday, August 23 ]

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

Geothermal Solutions for Commercial and Industrial Buildings. Pathstone Headquarters, 400 East Ave. 262-2870, hrotter@ceinfo.org. 7:45 a.m. registration and breakfast, 8:15 a.m. presentations, 10 a.m. tour of installation at Medical Arts Building. Free, register.

[ Friday, August 25 ]

Praise, Worship, and Music Workshop. Open Arms Church, 740 Marshall Rd, off Chili Ave. 426-0862. 2-5 p.m. Free.

[ Sunday, August 26 ]

Fallscaping: Designs and Tasks. Wayside Garden Center, 124 Pittsford Palmyra Rd., Macedon. 223-1222, x100, trish@waysidegardencenter.com. 2 p.m. Register.

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