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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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10/19/2014 - 10/25/2014

Featured Events

ZooBoo

  • Date(s): 10/11/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul Street
  • Contact: Pam Cowan
  • Phone: (585) 336-7201
  • Admission: Advance sale, Members: $6.50. At event, non-members $8.50 to trick-or-treat plus Zoo admission

ZooBoo offers a range of animal presentations, live entertainment, games, crafts and activities for children of all ages. Little tykes are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite characters or animals and take part in a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt around the Zoo, and, because ZooBoo is held during daylight hours, everyone can take pleasure in the real stars of the event — our animals! New this year: 50 cents from each ZooBoo ticket will be donated to Healthy in Harmony. October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26.

Ongoing Events

Cameras from the Technology Collection

  • Date(s): 06/01/2011(No End Date)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: George Eastman House
  • Phone: (585) 271-3361
  • Admission: Museum admission

AWS!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!

Electricity Theater featuring Musical Tesla Coils

  • Date(s): 07/02/2013(No End Date)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Various—see www.rmsc.org
  • Location: Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue
  • Contact: Debra Jacobson
  • Phone: (585) 271-4320
  • Admission: Various—see www.rmsc.org

AWS!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

Under Construction: Building Careers Exhibition

  • Date(s): 01/10/2014(No End Date)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: During regular Museum hours—see www.rmsc.org
  • Location: Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue
  • Contact: Debra Jacobson
  • Phone: (585) 271-4320
  • Admission: Various—see www.rmsc.org

AWS!Drill hands-on into construction trades and complete actual electrical, plumbing, architectural and building tasks! Fun for the whole family. Use your hands and minds to: - Maneuver a giant crane to move bricks on the “job site.” - Run wires through 2x4-studded walls to build a simulated working electrical system. - Install plumbing for a sink as well as install a p-trap for outflow. - Stretch your design and math muscles while creating structures with KEVA Planks. Also, hear from local professionals! Local electricians, plumbers and other construction professionals narrate their story of building the Golisano Institute for Sustainability on campus at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Designing for a New Century: Works on Paper by Lalique and his Contemporaries

  • Date(s): 05/17/2014 - 01/04/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 9AM - 5PM
  • Location: The Corning Museum of Glass
  • Contact: The Corning Museum of Glass
  • Phone: (800) 732-6845
  • Admission: Included in Museum Admission

AWS!In the late 19th century and early 20th century, René Lalique’s jewelry, and then his beautifully designed glass objects and vessels, made him an influential figure in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. His work was acclaimed at the international industrial expositions, particularly the 1900 and 1925 Paris Expositions. Designing for a New Century: Works on Paper by Lalique and His Contemporaries surveys the extraordinary glass art created by Lalique and his European contemporaries, including Marinot, Herbst, Gallé, and Val St. Lambert, through design drawings, trade catalogs, period photographs, and rare books from the Rakow Library’s special collections. For more information, call (800) 732-6845 or (607) 937-5371, or visit www.cmog.org.

René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass

  • Date(s): 05/17/2014 - 01/04/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 9AM - 5PM
  • Location: The Corning Museum of Glass
  • Contact: The Corning Museum of Glass
  • Phone: (800) 732-6845
  • Admission: Included in Museum Admission

AWS!This major exhibition will bring together glass, jewelry, production molds, and design drawings by René Lalique (French, 1860─1945), dating from about 1893 to Lalique’s death in 1945. As a successful jeweler Lalique experimented with glass in his designs, which eventually led to a career in which he fully embraced the material. His aesthetic choices in his designs informed the styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in France, and the objects he created have become iconic reflections of these periods. Lalique also embraced industrial innovations, like mass production, allowing luxury glass to be placed in more and more households around the world. For more information, call (800) 732-6845 or (607) 937-5371, or visit www.cmog.org.

Nano

  • Date(s): 06/01/2014(No End Date)
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: During regular Museum hours—see www.rmsc.org
  • Location: Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue
  • Phone: (585) 271-4320
  • Admission: Various—see www.rmsc.org

AWS!Imagine & discover a world you cannot see! Get the family together & become enthralled by the worls of nanoscale science, engineering & technology in an exciting interactive exhibit. Hands-on components present the basics of nanoscience & engineering, introduce some real-world applications, & explore the societal & ethical implications of this new technology.

New Ghosts for A New Age: Yoshitoshi’s New Forms of 36 Ghosts

  • Date(s): 08/29/2014 - 11/30/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Wed-Sun 11 am - 5 pm and until 9 pm on Thursdays
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Admission: included with gallery admission

New Ghosts for A New Age: Yoshitoshi’s New Forms of 36 Ghosts Japanese Prints. This exhibition showcases the series by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), the most important Japanese woodcut artist of the Meiji period. Created near the end of his life, the individual prints, with their dramatic, sometimes terrifying subject matter, are linked only by the inclusion of supernatural beings—ghosts, demons, and monsters—drawn from the ancient legends of Japanese history and theater.

Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin or Pumpkin Pendant

  • Date(s): 09/02/2014 - 11/30/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 9AM-5PM
  • Location: The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass
  • Admission: There is a fee associated with each project. Please check the Museum's website for more info.

Create a unique glass pumpkin at The Studio! Blow glass and make your own tabletop pumpkin (all ages) or flamework a pumpkin pendant (ages 10+). Book online today.

World’s Largest Glass Pumpkin

  • Date(s): 09/08/2014 - 01/05/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 9AM-5PM
  • Location: The Corning Museum of Glass
  • Admission: Free

Enjoy the bounty of the Finger Lakes region, then stop at the Museum to see the world’s largest glass pumpkin! On display in the GlassMarket September 8 – January 5. Watch how it was made by our expert glassblowers.

Jr. Americans USPHL Empire Games

  • Date(s): 09/13/2014 - 12/18/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Check website / see below for event times
  • Location: Bill Gray's Iceplex 2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road
  • Contact: Brendon Bleier
  • Phone: (585) 424-4625
  • Admission: $7-Adult $3 12-17 11 and under FREE when accompanied by an adult

The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) is an American ice hockey league. Founded in 2012, the USPHL has 36 organizations from across the Eastern Seaboard of the United States fielding teams in Premier, Elite, Empire, U18 and U16 divisions.

9/13 - 7pm. 9/14 - 9am. 9/27 - 8pm. 9/28 - 10am. 10/11 - 7pm. 10/12 - 9am. 10/18 - 7pm. 10/19 - 9am. 12/17 - 7pm. 12/18 - 7pm.

Stokoe Farms Pumpkin & Harvest Fest

  • Date(s): 09/13/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 10am to 5pm
  • Location: 656 South Road
  • Phone: (585) 889-0770
  • Admission: $10 per person, children under 2 are free

Come on out and take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own special pumpkins from the vine. Enjoy over 35 thrilling activities and animals on the farm. There is fun for all ages!

Going for Baroque: Mini-recital on the Italian Baroque Organ

  • Date(s): 09/14/2014(No End Date)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: Every Sunday at 1 & 3 pm
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Admission: Included in Gallery admission

Going for Baroque: Mini-recital on the Italian Baroque Organ Recurring weekly on Sunday Times: 1 and 3 p.m. Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. Admission: Included in Gallery admission Going for Baroque is a weekly series of mini-recitals featuring students at the Eastman School of Music performing on the Italian Baroque organ.

Bristol Mountain Sky Rides

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: See Website
  • Location: Bristol Mountain
  • Admission: $7-10

AWS!Experience the beautiful fall color of the Finger Lakes from a ski lift.

Innovation in the Imaging Capital

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 01/04/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: George Eastman House, 900 East Ave
  • Phone: (585) 271-3361
  • Admission: Museum Admission

AWS!This exhibit celebrates the entrapeneurial spirit of Rochester, NY. For decades, Rochester was known as the imaging capital of the worls, and its scientists & engineers were awarded more patents per capita than nearly any other city in the U.S. Innovation & invention by Rochester's imaging companies paved the way for the world we now live in. The exhibition will highlight Rochester's major contributions to the imaging story, showing technology of today made possible by inventions from Kodak, Xerox, and Bausch & Lomb.

Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 01/04/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: George Eastman House, 900 East Ave
  • Phone: (585) 271-3361
  • Admission: Museum Admission

AWS!The exhibition examines the dramatic and historical demise of film-manufacturing facilities and industrial darkrooms. The photographs taken between 2005-2010 speak to sites & events related to key corporations (Kodak, Agfa, Ilford). As an artist working in photography for the past 30 years, Burley has been both an observer & a participant in this radical transition. This exhibition addresses both the emergence of a new technology as well as the abrupt & rapid breakdown of century old industry.

Jr. Americans Premier Games

  • Date(s): 09/26/2014 - 02/08/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Check website / see below for event times
  • Location: Bill Gray's Iceplex 2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road
  • Contact: Brendon Bleier
  • Phone: (585) 424-4625
  • Admission: $7 Adult; $3 12-17; Kids under 12 accompanied by an adult are free

The United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) is an American ice hockey league. Founded in 2012, the USPHL has 36 organizations from across the Eastern Seaboard of the United States fielding teams in Premier, Elite, Empire, U18 and U16 divisions.

9/26 - 7pm. 9/27 - 7pm.  9/28 - 1pm. 10/3 - 7:30pm. 10/4 - 1pm. 10/5 - 11am. 12/13 - 7pm. 12/14 - 11am. 1/3 - 7:30pm. 1/4 - 11am. 1/17 - 7:30pm. 1/18 - 11am. 1/25 - 11am. 2/7 - 7:30pm. 2/8 - 9am.

Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour

  • Date(s): 10/02/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: All Day
  • Location: Wayne County
  • Contact: Christine Worth
  • Phone: (800) 527-6510
  • Admission: Free

The 17th Annual Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour helps families and apple lovers experience apple season In New York. Wayne County (the largest apple producing county in the state) partners with 15 local businesses and farms to host the Apple Tasting Tour, a unique and fun twist on an annual harvest event. Visitors can pick up a tour brochure and follow the map to find each of the tour stops, taking part in apple picking, hay rides, wine tasting, and kids activities. October 10 - 13 (Columbus Day Weekend) is the tour's big Tasting Weekend.

Ghosts of Mt. Hope Ghost Walk

  • Date(s): 10/03/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: Fridays in October at 9pm, 10/17 & 10/24 additional offerings at 7:30pm & 10:30pm
  • Location: Mt. Hope Ave. & Reservoir Ave.
  • Contact: Rochester Candlelight Ghost Walks
  • Phone: 5855HAUNTS
  • Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids 10 & under

Our most popular ghost walk in its 11th year! History and local ghost stories come alive in this cemetery-side walk. You'll hear unique true tales of encounters with some of Mt. Hope Cemetery's ghostly residents and you might just have one yourself! Stories include the phantom jogger, ghostly ball of fire at The Distillery, the father's angel, the orphanage fire, and more.

Question Bridge: Black Males

  • Date(s): 10/03/2014 - 11/16/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Wed-Sun 1-5pm and Fri 1-10pm
  • Location: Rochester Contemporary Art Center - 137 East Avenue
  • Phone: (585) 461-2222
  • Admission: $2 non-members/ free for members

October 3 - November 16 Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 3, 6-10pm Discussions: Wednesdays & Fridays @ 7pm Each led by a different community leader. Discussion schedule TBA Contributions: Young Men of Color by Rochester Community TV in the LAB Space Question Bridge: Black Males is a project that facilitates a dialogue between black men from diverse and contending backgrounds. The resulting video installation attempts to present the full spectrum of what it means to be “black” and “male” in America. Through Question Bridge, “Blackness” ceases to be a simple, monochromatic concept. Question Bridge has been featured at art centers and museums throughout the United States.

LEGO® Castle Adventure

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 02/01/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: The Strong Museum
  • Contact: Shane Rhinewald
  • Phone: (585) 410-6365
  • Admission: Age 2 and older $13.50, under age 2 free, members free.

AWS!Be a knight, be a princess, or become a noble craftsman using one of the greatest building materials of all time—LEGO bricks! Explore the majestic castle and sit upon the royal throne. Included with general museum admission fees.

Dinner & Ghost Stories at The Reunion Inn

  • Date(s): 10/07/2014 - 10/30/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday
  • Times: Every Tuesday & Thursday in October at 7pm
  • Location: 4565 Culver Road
  • Contact: Rochester Candlelight Ghost Walks
  • Phone: (585) 323-9899
  • Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids 10 & under BY RESERVATION ONLY

Have you ever dined in a haunted house? Well now you can! Enjoy ghoulishly good food and drinks and learn about Rochester's history and its phantom residents. Includes a seance-style circle to contact the spirits of the old Bradstreet home!

The NOTA Project: A Portrait of the Neighborhood of the Arts

  • Date(s): 10/07/2014 - 11/02/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tuesday - Saturday Noon to 6:00 pm, Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm
  • Location: Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave.
  • Contact: Dick Bennett
  • Phone: 749-7010
  • Admission: No Admission

Photographers Gil Maker, Don Menges, John Solberg, Steve Malloy Desormeaux and George Wallace exhibit iconic photos and scenes from the area of the Neighborhood of the Arts at Image City Photography Gallery through November 2, 2014. Jane Hopkins has an exhibit in the East Gallery. Guest artists include Paul Drushler, Lou Ryen, Hiatt Zhao and Camera Rochester.

Spirits of Sea Breeze Ghost Walk

  • Date(s): 10/10/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: Saturdays in October at 9pm, 10/18 & 10/25 additional offering at 7:30pm
  • Location: 4565 Culver Road
  • Contact: Rochester Candlelight Ghost Walks
  • Phone: 5855HAUNTS
  • Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids 10 & under

Our lakeside walk is full of ghostly surprises and haunting history! Early Rochester history and local legends combine for a unique and attraction-filled tour of old Sea Breeze. Stories include ghosts of The Reunion Inn, Sea Breeze Fire Department, and more.

Question Bridge: Black Males - Weekly Discussion Sessions at RoCo

  • Date(s): 10/15/2014 - 11/16/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Rochester Contemporary Art Center
  • Contact: Bleu Cease
  • Phone: (585) 461-2222
  • Admission: $2 / free for members

Throughout the run of Question Bridge, RoCo will host weekly discussion sessions to bring a variety of perspectives together to consider and critique this unique project. These weekly sessions will encourage a community grounding of the exhibition and its wide-ranging content. Each of the discussion sessions will be led by a different community leader/educator, including Mayor Lovely Warren. For a complete list of discussion dates, times, and leaders, please visit: http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/questionbridge.html#schedule

Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women

  • Date(s): 10/16/2014 - 11/16/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Downstairs Cabaret Theater at Winton Place
  • Phone: (585) 325-4370
  • Admission: $25

A Must See for Women of All Ages! Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women is a hilarious new hit about two women discovering their childhood diaries and the sweet, awkward, embarrassing and heartwarming stories they inspire. A combination of sketch comedy, improvisation and musical numbers – with a little audience participation thrown in – Girls Only is the perfect way to celebrate all things girly. Don’t miss what the Denver Post calls “truly brilliant!” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says, "Keep the LAUGHS coming!"

Mansion Mysteries

  • Date(s): 10/17/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 7 pm - 9 pm (special matinee 4 pm - 6 pm on 10/19)
  • Location: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
  • Contact: Kim Burkard
  • Phone: (585) 394-4922
  • Admission: $24/general & $20/Sonnenberg Members & Ages 12-18

October 17, 18, 19, 24 & 25: Mansion Mysteries, 7 – 9 pm except for special matinee performance (4 - 6 pm) on 10/19. Come take part in a "whodunit" at Sonnenberg! Guests will have a chance to take part in this live-theater event by uncovering the clues that will solve the mystery and bring the guilty party -or parties- to justice! Light refreshments along with a cash wine bar will be provided. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Guests are welcome to further participate in the fun, if they so desire, by attending in costume. Prepaid reservations required.

Scaerial Adventures Halloween Headlamp Tours

  • Date(s): 10/17/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 6-10PM
  • Location: Bristol Mountain
  • Phone: (585) 374-1180
  • Admission: $42 for a 2.5 hour tour

AWS!4 nights of fun and frights on the haunted zip-lines and eerie bridges at the summit of Bristol Mountain. 3 spooky (not scary) aerial adventure courses for ages 7 and up. 2 "Sc-Aerial" adventure firght courses, not for the faint of heart! Guests are encouraged to wear costumes but they must be tight fitting for the harness and cannot block vision (no masks, capes, gloves, etc). Reservations highly recommended.

Spirits of the Past — Theatrical Tours

  • Date(s): 10/17/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: See website
  • Location: Genesee Country Village & Museum
  • Admission: See website

Take an after-hours guided tour through the candlelit and spooky streets of the historic village on Oct, 17-18 & 23-25 to find costumed characters spinning tales from iconic horror literature of the 19th century. (Reservations Required)

Infinity Boxes by Matt Elson

  • Date(s): 10/18/2014 - 01/04/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Wed-Sun 11a - 5 pm and until 9 pm on Thursdays
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Admission: included with gallery admission

Infinity Boxes by Matt Elson October 18, 2014–January 4, 2015 in the Grand Gallery and exhibition galleries Engage your inner artist! Nine “infinity boxes” created by California artist Matt Elson use color, light and mirrors to create optical illusions that envelop viewers who peer inside. Elson has said, “They are a form of contemporary portraiture that is tuned to social media. Typically, two people will walk up, look in from each side, put their heads in the box, be surprised/get happy, then spontaneously take out their phones, photograph each other and publish those pictures via the web.”

JCC CenterStage presents: Bad Jews

  • Date(s): 10/18/2014 - 11/02/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Times: Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm, and Thursday at 7:00pm
  • Location: JCC Hart Theatre
  • Contact: Marc Cataldi
  • Phone: 5854612000x235
  • Admission: $26/$24 JCC Members, $18 Students

A comedy by Joshua Harmon "Crackles with energy. The best comedy of the season." - NY Times Things get personal when three cousins ignite a viciously hilarious brawl over who "deserves" a treasured family heirloom. A no-holds-barred, dark comedy about family, faith and survival, JCC CenterStage is the first theatre in the country to nab this acclaimed Off-Broadway hit

Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books

  • Date(s): 10/19/2014 - 01/04/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Wed-Sun 11-5pm, until 9pm on Thurs
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 Universtiy Ave
  • Admission: included in gallery admission

Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books October 19, 2014–January 4, 2015 This exhibition presents the most extensive public showing ever of original illustration art from American publishing’s best loved and most important picture-book series, Little Golden Books. Launched in 1942—the first full year of America’s involvement in the Second World War—Little Golden Books made high-quality illustrated books available at affordable prices for the first time to millions of young children and their parents. Among the artists who contributed to the ambitious series were greats of the European émigré community (including Garth Williams, Feodor Rojankovsky and Tibor Gergely) who had gathered in New York as the European situation worsened; alumni of the Walt Disney Studios (including Gustaf Tenggren, Martin Provensen, J.P. Miller and Mary Blair), who came East for the artistic freedom and control associated with picture-book making; and such American originals as Eloise Wilkin, Elizabeth Orton Jones, Richard Scarry and Hilary Knight. Sixty masterpieces of original illustration art by these and other artists—chosen from the vast Random House archive—will be featured in the exhibition, including examples from such picture-book classics as The Poky Little Puppy, Tootle, Home for a Bunny, The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse, The Color Kittens and I Can Fly.

Storytime Club: Autumn Adventures

  • Date(s): 10/20/2014 - 10/27/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: The Strong Museum
  • Contact: Shane Rhinewald
  • Phone: (585) 410-6365
  • Admission: Age 2 and older $13.50, under age 2 free, members free.

AWS!Readings of classic children's tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children's book! This month: Autumn Adventures. Included with general museum admission fees.

Good People

  • Date(s): 10/21/2014 - 11/16/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: various, visit www.gevatheatre.org for more info.
  • Location: Wilson Mainstage, Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd.
  • Contact: Geva Theatre Center Box Office
  • Phone: (585) 232-4382
  • Admission: Tickets from $25

In South Boston, this month's paychecks cover last month's bills, Bingo is a night on the town, and sharp-tongued single-mom Margie Walsh has been let go from yet another job. Scrambling to make ends meet, she risks what little she has left to look up an old flame, hoping he'll help her make a fresh start. Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play, a humor-filled drama from Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire about how twists of fate can determine our path.

High Falls Film Festival

  • Date(s): 10/23/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: See Website for times
  • Location: various locations
  • Admission: See website for tickets

The High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, New York returns to its original focus celebrating the cinematic achievements of women. We are one of the longest running women's film festivals on the east coast, and we are pleased to have fostered many career successes for women filmmakers. Films will be shown at The Little Theatre, the Cinema Theater and the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

Eastman School Symphony Orchestra.

  • Date(s): 10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014
  • Times: 8 p.m.
  • Location: Kodak Hall, 60 Gibbs St.
  • Phone: (585) 274-1100
  • Admission: Free

Neil Varon, conductor. Grieg: Holberg Suite; Concerto TBD; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian”

Halloween Spooktacular Party & Concert

  • Date(s): 10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014
  • Times: 7-9pm
  • Location: Boulder Coffee Co, 100 Alexander Street
  • Contact: Brigid Harrigan
  • Phone: (585) 506-9437
  • Admission: Free

Boulder Coffee Co. will be filled with a frightening array of songs from some of Rochester’s most noted local musicians. The performers are teachers at the Rochester Academy of Music & Arts - Western New York’s largest privately-owned music school. The Academy has partnered with Boulder, who will be hosting the event, featuring a crazy costume contest, piles of candy, creepy games and more. It’s a night of fun you won’t dare forget!

Handel and Hayden in England

  • Date(s): 10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Hochstein Performance Hall

Handel's sparkling and sprightly anthem, "My song shall be alway," evokes the joyful elegance and grace of court life in 18th century England. Gerald Finzi's sublime Eclogue, a pastoral poem for piano and string orchestra, offers the ultimate in luscious sonorities and melodic charm. Haydn's majestic "Lord Nelson" Mass completes this English- inspired program in fine, noble style.

Impact Theatre

  • Date(s): 10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014
  • Times: 7:30 -9:15PM
  • Location: 513 West Union Street, Newark, NY
  • Contact: Frank Irace
  • Phone: (315) 597-3553
  • Admission: free

Our 14th season!!! Impact Theatre Presents... New Place, New Location, New atmosphere! Tommy Wales & The “In Your Face” players An Evening of blues, ballads and thought provoking drama. Join us in our new facility in Newark NY as Tommy Wales shares in his original blues and ballad. Come a little early tour the facility and enjoy a cup of Joe. Admission is FREE* (*non-perishable food/toiletry donation(s) appreciated but not necessary). Reservations Strongly Suggested. Mature Audiences only: Ages 12+. Handicapped Accessible. There will be a 15 minute intermission; coffee & desserts are served free of charge.

Kevin James

  • Date(s): 10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Rochester Auditorium Theatre
  • Contact: RBTL
  • Phone: (585) 222-5000
  • Admission: $38.00, $55.00, $88.00.

Kevin James Friday, October 24 @ 7:30pm Tickets: On Sale Now Prices: $38, $55 & $88 KEVIN JAMES, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Zookeeper (2011) can be seen this October in his latest film, Here Comes The Boom. James also starred in Columbia Pictures’ blockbuster Grown Ups (2010) along with Adam Sandler; previously, James and Sandler worked together on I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007). James broke into the film world in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith, but his comedy career started well before that as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom. The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world. In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central. In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy. Aside from his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard (2006) for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House (2006) and the upcoming Hotel Transylvania (2012) for Sony Pictures Animation. To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Kevin-James-tickets/artist/703068.

Lady in White Ghost Walk

  • Date(s): 10/24/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: October 18 & 25 at 10:30pm
  • Location: 4565 Culver Road
  • Contact: Rochester Candlelight Ghost Walks
  • Phone: 5855HAUNTS
  • Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids 10 & under

Tales of true encounters with Rochester's infamous "Lady in White" come to life in this special lakeside tour! You'll learn the history behind her chilling tale, hear real accounts of encounters with the she-devil herself, and get the chance to "interact" with her using real ghost hunting equipment.

Organ and Film Festival.

  • Date(s): 10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014
  • Times: 8 p.m. (pre-performance talk 7:30 p.m.)
  • Location: Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St., Rochester
  • Phone: (585) 274-1100
  • Admission: Tickets: $15/10 students, available at the door one hour prior to performance.

Organist Tom Trenney accompanies Ted Wilde’s 1928 silent film comedy Speedy.

Phantoms of Fairport Ghost Walk

  • Date(s): 10/24/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: October 22 at 7:30pm
  • Location: 31 S. Main Street
  • Contact: Rochester Candlelight Ghost Walks
  • Phone: 5855HAUNTS
  • Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids 10 & under

Based on the TV show "Mystic Encounters," learn about Fairport's own ghostly residents and unique history. You'll visit the very sites "Mystic Encounters" featured such as the Fairport Village Hall and the Green Lantern Inn!

The 1st Annual Rochester Zombie Prom

  • Date(s): 10/24/2014 - 10/24/2014
  • Times: 10:00pm - 2:00am
  • Location: The Underground at Blu Bar & Grill, 250 Pixely Rd
  • Phone: (585) 247-0079
  • Admission: $10 - Includes open bar between 10:00-11:00

Zombie Proms are held all over the world and this is the first time it's coming to Rochester, NY! Rochester Zombie Prom is an all new annual event held in October. Think of your high school prom, but all zombies! Put on your best zombie attire, grab yourself a zombie date, pin the corsage, and take part in the coolest Halloween event to hit Rochester, NY!

Eastman Repertory Singers, Women’s Chorus, and Eastman Chorale.

  • Date(s): 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 8 p.m.
  • Location: Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.
  • Phone: (585) 274-1100
  • Admission: Free

Sanders Lau and Philip Silvey, conductors. Beethoven: Mass in C; Distler: Singet dem Herrn; Schoenberg: De Profundis; G. Schumann: Das ist ein koestliches Ding; Mendelssohn: Laudate pueri Dominum; Donizetti: “Oh! Dove mai ne andarono”from Anna Bolena; Verdi: “La Bella straniera” from I Lombardi; Heggie: I Shall Not Live In Vain; Traditional African American spiritual, arr. Philip Silvey: By ’n By

Fine Craft Show & Sale

  • Date(s): 10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday, October 25, 10 am–5 pm; Sunday, October 26, 11 am–4 pm
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery
  • Phone: (585) 276-8900
  • Admission: Admission for show is $12 and includes gallery admission

Fine Craft Show & Sale October 25–26, 2014 Show & Sale Saturday, October 25, 10 am–5 pm; Sunday, October 26, 11 am–4 pm Ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, leather, wood, wearable art and more… This annual event sponsored by the Gallery Council features one-of-a-kind and limited-edition work by 40 master craft artists from across the country.

Halloween Spooktacular

  • Date(s): 10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: The Strong Museum
  • Contact: Shane Rhinewald
  • Phone: (585) 410-6365
  • Admission: Age 2 and older $13.50, under age 2 free, members free.

AWS!Calling all witches, princesses, and superheroes! Come dressed in your Halloween costume, dance to Halloween tunes, make a spooky craft, and enjoy performances by Hilby, The Skinny German Juggle Boy. Included with general museum admission fees.

Morning Chamber Music.

  • Date(s): 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 11 a.m.
  • Location: Hatch Recital Hall, 433 East Main St.
  • Phone: (585) 274-1100
  • Admission: Free

Beethoven: Due for Viola and Cello in E-flat; Dvořák: String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48

Mozart & Prokofiev

  • Date(s): 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
  • Contact: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Phone: (585) 454-2100
  • Admission: Buy tickets online at rpo.org, by phone at 585-454-2100, or in-person at the Eastman Theatre Box Office

Case Scaglione, guest conductor Matthew McDonald, bassoon (The Ron and Donna Fielding Chair) HOVHANESS Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain” MOZART Bassoon Concerto PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 "I conceived of it as a symphony on the greatness of the human soul," said Prokofiev of his Fifth Symphony. Composed amidst the turbulence of World War II, the symphony's wry humor and clattering finale made it an instant hit and an enduring audience favorite. This concert also spotlights Principal Bassoonist McDonald's first solo performance with the RPO. And, the RPO performs a 20th-century gem by a true original, exuding the primordial mystique, sweeping grandeur, and sheer power of nature.

Organ and Film Festival

  • Date(s): 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 8 p.m. (pre-performance talk 7:30 p.m.)
  • Location: Christ Church, 141 East Ave., Rochester
  • Phone: (585) 274-1100
  • Admission: Tickets: $15/10 students, available at the door one hour prior to performance.

Carl Theodor Dryer’s 1928 silent masterpiece La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc, with live accompanist by the Christ Church Schola Cantorum and organists Stephen Kennedy and Edoardo Bellotti.

Play Eat Trick or Treat!

  • Date(s): 10/25/2014 - 10/25/2014
  • Times: 10:00AM-2:00PM
  • Location: Genesee Community College
  • Admission: $3.00

Play eat and trick-or-treat. Genesee Community College, an indoor trick-or-treat and Halloween party for kids featuring bounce houses, face painting, crafts, games, candy, movies on the big screen, and a special visit from Queen Elsa. Also, huge basket raffle and food. Tickets are three dollars per trick-or-treater, all proceeds benefit WGCC 90.7 FM

Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show

  • Date(s): 10/25/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5
  • Location: The Main Street Armory, 900 East Main St. Rochester, NY
  • Contact: Jim Redden
  • Phone: (585) 303-2695
  • Admission: Adults $6, children under 12 free, students $3 with ID

The Rochester Gem and Mineral Show includes educational exhibits, kids activities including soapstone carving, mineral bingo, gem sluice, and fossil hunting. There are also demonstrations of the Lapidary Arts and hot glass, and approximately 25 dealers with gemstones, jewelry, beads, mineral specimens, fossils, carvings, spheres and hobby supplies.

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