So much to do...!
Rochester is known as "Festival City," with festivals almost every weekend from late spring through the fall. Plus, everyday there is something to do-from performing arts to museum exhibits to musical recitals-and of course, if it's Rochester-there's plenty of PLAY! Be sure to check the calendar for daily activities.
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Introduction to Rock Climbing. Ages 2-92 are successful. If you can climb a ladder, you can climb with us. Learn valuable climbing and rope holding skills. Under 18 years requires your parent sign our waiver. All ages climb; must be 12 years and older to be rope holder.
From the world’s largest collection of cameras, the evolution of photography is illustrated, -- including the camera that shot the flag-raising at Iwo Jima, the only complete NASA Lunar Orbiter, and a Technicolor movie camera that filmed many MGM classics … plus many cameras that you and your family used to own!
Do you work in the hospitality industry? Then this night is for you! Enjoy $2.50 Labatt and Labatt Blue Light, $3 well drinks and $5 apps and 10" pizzas!
On June 23, 1972, Corning, NY, and surrounding communities were devastated by a major flood. At the Museum, hundreds of objects were broken, more than half of the Library’s materials were saturated with flood water, and the facility was covered with a thick layer of slime and mud. This exhibit at the Rakow Research Library chronicles the determination of Museum staff and the community to rebuild, and sheds light on unique conservation techniques used to restore Library materials. Free. Call (607) 937-5371 for more information.
Max at the Gallery offers a weekly Tapas Night. Visit the Gallery (open until 9 pm), listen to live music, and enjoy wine, beer and tapas plates for purchase. No reservation necessary!
Richard Marquis, glassblower and collector of beat-up, vintage objects, has had an extraordinary influence on the development of contemporary studio glass, in America and around the world. His work, on display in this exhibition, is humorous, ironic, smart and beautifully—some might say obsessively—made. As an artist, Marquis is admired for his understanding of color and form as much as for his humor and willingness to experiment. As a glassblower, he has influenced an entire generation of artists working in glass who aspire to his technical mastery and the originality of his vision. Included in Museum admission. For more information, call (800) 732-6845 or (607) 937-5371, or visit www.cmog.org.
Found in archaeological sites and burial caches, and traded globally for centuries, glass beads have always been objects of value and power. This exhibition shows, for the first time, the large historical glass bead collection of The Corning Museum of Glass. It explores beadwork of various cultures, and shows the use of glass beads and bead-decorated objects—not only as ornament, but also as objects that hold power to the owner, society, and the world. Included in Museum admission. For more information, call (800) 732-6845 or (607) 937-5371, or visit www.cmog.org.
With "singing" Tesla coils, this exhibition experience features dazzling displays of lightning set to music. Be mesmerized by zaps of lightning appearing just a few feet away in our newest visitor experience, Electricity Theater! This science show experience features a dazzling display of indoor bolts of musical lightning produced by twin solid-state Tesla coils. Watch the dark theater become splashed with light, and allow that spark in you to ignite as you explore the excitement of electricity and all that goes with it: Lightning, conductors, insulators and storm safety. www.rmsc.org
September 6–December 13, 2013 in the Lockhart Gallery Three generations of MAG’s founding family, the Watsons, have enriched the Gallery’s collections with art, ancient to modern. From Emily and James Sibley Watson came the most diverse group of objects, reflecting the encyclopedic nature of their tastes. Their son and his wife, James Sibley Watson, Jr. and Hildegarde Lasell Watson, built a collection of contemporary works by artists including E.E. Cummings, Gaston Lachaise, and William Gropper—all of whom were featured in the avant-garde magazine, The Dial, in the 1920s. More recently, Michael Watson and his wife, Nicoleta, shepherded the family collection and gave a number of important pieces to MAG. Don’t miss this exhibition that pays tribute to a remarkable family legacy.
Alien Worlds and Androids exhibition Location: Rochester Museum & Science Center How close are we to discovering new alien worlds and alien life? What are the differences between Androids and Robots? What inspires scientists, writers, and filmmakers? What do we hope the Curiosity rover will find on Mars? Blast off to a world where science fiction meets science fact. Explore the cutting edge science and come face to face with the fantastic worlds depicted in science fiction films and books. www.rmsc.org
Explore the concepts of construction, motion, and simple machines at 21 interactive stations. Discover mechanical physics, aerodynamics, and cause and effect at work.
October 6–December 29, 2013 in the Grand Gallery This exhibition, which celebrates MAG’s centennial, includes both historical and contemporary works that explore how memory shapes both personal and cultural identities, and the ways in which museums function as “memory theatres.” The exhibition will include loans from public and private collections, as well as key objects from MAG’s own collection. The works, in a broad range of media, are by such artists as Barton Benes, David Maisel, Will Barnet, William Christenberry, Nathan Lyons, Armelle Le Roux, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Ori Gersht, Robert Polidori, and Judith G. Levy.
Joke Factory Comedy Club Hosting all National Acts Most shows just $10 admission, No drink Minimums, plenty of Free Parking, go to www.Jokefactorycomedyclub.com for a listing of performers
Just when you thought it was safe to go into the classroom… Sister is back! And so are the nun-stop laughs. With the blessings of the archdiocese, Sister has assembled banners, filmstrips, mimeographed handouts, historical facts, and hysterical insights as she conducts her class in an overview of Heaven and Hell, comparing them to a catholic version of Chutes and Ladders. Sister also offers her personal list of sins for the new millennium. With all the wit, wisdom, and wackiness of the original, Sister Strikes Again! is bound to bring back former students and make millions of new converts.
Connoisseurs Around the Corner: Gifts of Art from MAG’s Founding Family September 6–January 19, 2014 in the Lockhart Gallery Three generations of MAG’s founding family, the Watsons, have enriched the Gallery’s collections with art, ancient to modern. From Emily and James Sibley Watson came the most diverse group of objects, reflecting the encyclopedic nature of their tastes. Their son and his wife, James Sibley Watson, Jr. and Hildegarde Lasell Watson, built a collection of contemporary works by artists including E.E. Cummings, Gaston Lachaise, and William Gropper—all of whom were featured in the avant-garde magazine, The Dial, in the 1920s. More recently, Michael Watson and his wife, Nicoleta, shepherded the family collection and gave a number of important pieces to MAG.
He works with paint, sculpture, mixed media, and video/image manipulation to transform utilitarian objects into unexpected artwork different from its natural inherent.
On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts who remind him who he was and what he might yet become. He learns the true meaning of the season and that it’s never too late to make a new start. The famous tale of redemption for the most despised man in London will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit in this critically acclaimed adaptation. Recommended for the entire family! (Please remember that children under five are not permitted in the theatre.)
Holiday Spectacle of Lights to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital. Holiday light displays, activities and entertainment. Sponsored by the Irondequoit American Legion Post 134 and the Irondequoit Kiwanis Club.
Christmas with Santa at Springdale Farm Saturdays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 & 14 Seatings available at 9, 10, 11 a.m. & noon Come share in the holiday fun with Santa & Mrs. Claus! Enjoy a country breakfast of pancakes and sausage, children's holiday crafts, the Petting Zoo, a Nativity scene and much more! $8 tickets* *Children under the age of 2 eat for free, however they MUST sit on a parent's lap. Springdale Farm 700 Colby St, Spencerport, NY 14559 | (585) 349-2090 To purchase your tickets visit: www.springdalefarm.com
See the magic of Hidden Valley this winter with one of our horse-drawn sleigh or wagon tours. Tours are 40 minutes, $20 per person (age 2 and under are free). Vehicles are determined by weather. Tours will be offered Saturdays & Sundays at 1pm & 2pm on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec, 21, 22, 28 & 29; and every weekend in January and February 2014. Reservations required (by credit card). $60 dinner packages for two also available (includes tour and $25 dining card for use at HVAA restaurants). Private group tours (up to 16 people): $320, and 2-person carriage rides: $240 available as well. For details and reservations call 585.535.4100.
Holiday Spectacle of Lights to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital. Holiday light displays, activities and entertainment. Sponsored by the Irondequoit American Legion Post 134 and the Irondequoit Kiwanis Club. Discount tickets available at area Wegmans.
Special December Gallery Store hours: Open Monday-Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and until 9 pm Thursday; Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Visit maggallerystore.com 585.276.9010.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale. Over 55 artisans display and sell exquisite giftware throughout the Morgan-Manning House -- a beautifully restored 1854 Victorian mansion located at 151 Main Street in Brockport, NY. Event includes a Vendors' Showcase raffle. A $3 donation is suggested at the door. Major credit cards accepted.
On December 6th & 7th, GVOC will present A Christmas Garland a program featuring Bach’s Cantata 140 (‘Sleepers Wake’), a “fable with music” from In dulci jubilo: Brother Heinrich’s Christmas, John Rutter and Conrad Susa’s medley of carols, A Christmas Garland and an excerpt from Mendelssohn’s Christus. Christmas spirituals and instrumental favorites will round out this delightful holiday program.
Join us for the 10th Anniversary of A Christmas Carol at Geva Theatre. The event includes a holiday lunch, dessert reception and a chance to mingle with the cast after the show. All proceeds benefit Hillside Family of Agencies.
Critics and peers agree: Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. With his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1995, Brian solidified his place on the show and in 2012 he made his 25th appearance, the most of any comedian on the CBS show. Brian has starred in two hour-long Comedy Central specials and released three DVD’s and two CD’s. His non-stop theater tour has visited more than 80 cities each year since 2005; it’s the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Brian’s fan base. In January of 2012 Brian broke the record for the most consecutive shows by a comedian at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City with ten sold-out shows selling more than 26,000 tickets.
It's time once again for our Annual Holiday Tour along the Lake Ontario Wine Trail! Celebrate the season with festive wine and food pairings from around the world! There are 11 unique stops along the trail with the following countries being represented. JD Wine Cellars- Chile Inspire Moore- Austria Thorpe Vineyard- France Mayer’s Lake Ontario Winery - Belgium Ontario Barn Vineyards - India Casa Larga Vineyards- Italy Apple Country Spirits- Poland Pops House of Country Collectibles– Germany Young Sommer Winery- the Netherlands The Apple Shed - Mexico Heluva Good Store Country - Switzerland. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at your starting winery 12pm to 5pm. This is a self guided tour, you get to choose where to start and end! For parties of 8 or more - reservations not required but appreciated.
Corn Hill Holiday Tour of Homes December 7, 2013 10 am Morning Tour $22 1 pm Afternoon Tour $25 4 pm Twilight Tour $28 Residents of Corn Hill once again open their doors to the public for the 27th annual Annual Holiday Tour of Homes. Come tour the beautiful homes of historic Corn Hill, adorned in their holiday splendor. Located in one of the country's best preserved 19th Century residential neighborhoods Corn Hill's Holiday Tour of Homes is the perfect prelude event for this year's holiday season! Attendees have their choice to take either a traditional tour or opt for an enhanced, evening candlelight tour. Tickets are available through The Corn Hill Neighbors Association, either by calling 585-262-3142 or ordering online through www.cornill.org. More details are available online.
Joke Factory Comedy Club welcomes a special Holiday Comedy Show featuring the return of the NYC Bad Boy of Comedy Artie Fletcher performing with WCMF 96.5 The Break rooms own Bill Moran, Tommy Mule and Dan. Don't miss this once in a lifetime reunion on stage together for an incredible night of laughter. All comedy shows contain Adult Humor. Must be 21+over to enter show.
The second annual Lovin’ Cup Holiday Miracle fundraiser returns to Rochester this December 7th at Lovin’ Cup Bistro and Brews in Henrietta. Lovin’ Cup began the fundraiser to help local children in need during the holidays. There will be beer and food specials and prize raffles throughout the evening. Also on hand all night will be a variety of musical acts in addition to ZBTB, including The Party Band, Garden Fresh and Hintz of Thunder. Donors at the $25 level will receive a t-shirt with the Lovin’ Cup Holiday Miracle logo, and those at the $75 level will receive a hoodie with the same.
by Woody Allen, Elaine May and Ethan Coen. Three comedies for the price of one! This 2012 Broadway smash hit explores the families we choose and the families we get stuck with. Featuring works by Four-time Oscar® winner Ethan Coen, two-time Oscar® nominee Elaine May and the legendary, Woody Allen (23 Oscar® nominations and 4 wins), this hilarious evening of one-act plays explores the often outrageous relativity of relatives. Each play is unique in its own style as they bring together 19 colorful characters with a host of issues. The perfect show to attend with your family...or maybe just bring your friends if you fear the comparisons to your own family will be too close for comfort.
Saturday, December 7th, Scotland Yard Pub transform into a speakeasy. 8pm. Secret Entrance. Secret Password (email email@example.com for yours). Libations of the era will be on special. Never a cover. Prohibition Night at Scotland Yard Pub.