DAILY CHOICES: What to do on Friday, August 24


ART: Through September 6, see the artwork of five Rochester musicians at the I-Square Visions Gallery (located at 693 Titus Ave.). The exhibit, “Sights and Sounds,” features photographs from Steve Piper, pen-and-ink drawings rendered from live shows from Jed Curran and Scott Regan, abstract drawings from Pete Moncelli, and charcoal drawings from Paul Dodd. Opening reception with music Friday 7-9 p.m. http://i-square.us/

LECTURE: The Brighton Memorial Library (2300 Elmwood Ave.) will be presenting “Dressing for Tea: 1890’s-1920’s Clothing & Customs” on Friday, August 24. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will be presented by the Costume Resource Center at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site. Learn about proper tea-time traditions while seeing displays of antique clothing, and try on vintage hats. The program is free. Call 784-5300 or visit brightonlibrary.org for more info.

FILM: Opening this week in movie theaters are “The Apparition,” staring Ashley Greene and Sebastian Stan, a thriller about a young couple that discovers they are being haunted by something they accidentally conjured during a parapsychology experiment; “Farewell, My Queen,” a historical fiction staring Diane Kruger, about the doomed relationship between Marie Antoinette and her reader, Léa Seydoux, during 1789; “Hit and Run,” staring Bradley Cooper, Kristen Bell, and Tom Arnold, is the story of a former getaway driver who is now in witness protection, but still being followed by his past; “Premium Rush,” an action movie starring Joseph Gorden-Levitt as a Manhattan bike messenger, that must deliver an envelope that attracts interest of a dirty cop.

MUSIC: The Main Street Armory (900 E Main St.) is being taken over by Manufactured Superstars, DJs out to rock you to another planet and back. Known to play in matching astronaut suits and bring at least one giant teddy bear on stage with them, expect something a party out of the norm. Bad Boy Bill also shares the…bill. The party starts at 7 p.m., and will run you $35-$40. Don’t blame me if the bear doesn’t show up. Head to rochestermainstreetarmory.com for more information.

MUSIC: Let loose the Brooklyn Rage! The first night of Ragefest 2012 at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) brings all the local metals bands you know and love together for a “night of living covers.” That’s right — no original music. An entire night of genre-defying covers courtesy of your local metal and hardcore scene. I said it was free, right? The good times start at 6:30 p.m. Check out waterstreetmusic.com for more information.

MUSIC: And if that isn’t enough, the pop-punks are coming to town, with Turnover & Young Statues along with with PJ Bond, Doses, Scholar, and California Cousins all hitting up Dubland Underground (315 Alexander St.). Tickets run $10-$12, doors open up at 5 p.m. so head out early. Check out afterdarkpresents.com for more information.


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