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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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04/19/2015 - 04/25/2015

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.

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.

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.

Thursday Nights at the Winery.

  • Date(s): 11/27/2014 - 05/14/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 5:30-8:30pm.
  • Location: Casa Larga Winery
  • Phone: (585) 223-4210
  • Admission: Free

Unwind with us Thursday nights with a glass of wine, a wine slushy or a pint of craft beer, while listening to music! Thursday nights are Wine Flight Nights with small plate tastings.

"The American Worker" by Thomas Marini

  • Date(s): 01/18/2015 - 04/26/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Fridays & Saturdays 11a.m.-6p.m. and Sundays 12-5p.m.
  • Location: ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Road
  • Contact: Michael Hardy
  • Phone: (585) 288-7170
  • Admission: $12 General Public, $8 Seniors (60+) and Free to ARTISANworks Members

Paintings and other works by Thomas Marini celebrating the American Worker! One hour Introductory Tours every Saturday and Sunday at 2p.m. included with admission.

Aura Satz: Eyelids Leaking Light

  • Date(s): 01/26/2015 - 04/26/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
  • Phone: (585) 271-3361
  • Admission: Adults $14, Seniors (62+) $12, Students (with ID) $5, Children 12 and Under Free

London-based artist Aura Satz's new work Chromatic Aberration (2014)-in which she explores the aesthetics of "color fringing" by using film elements from the museum's collection-will be exhibited alongside her work Doorway for Natalie Kalmus (2013). Chromatic Aberration was commissioned by Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle, UK) with the participation of George Eastman House.

In Glorious Technicolor

  • Date(s): 01/26/2015 - 04/26/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
  • Phone: (585) 271-3361
  • Admission: Adults $14, Seniors (62+) $12, Students (with ID) $5, Children 12 and Under Free

The exhibition celebrates this vivid history, from the company's early years through the making of such classics of the Hollywood studio era as The Wizard of Oz (1939), Gone With the Wind (1939), and Singin' in the Rain (1952). Most of the objects in the exhibition come from the Technicolor Corporate Archive, donated to the museum in 2009. Previously unavailable letters and documentation will be on view, along with posters, behind-the-scenes photographs, and other original artifacts.

Original Zarpentine farm all you can eat buck wheat breakfast

  • Date(s): 01/31/2015 - 04/26/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: Saturday and Sunday 8am-2pm
  • Location: Original Zarpentine Farm, 163 burritt road
  • Contact: Amy or Andy
  • Phone: (585) 392-3611
  • Admission: 3 and under free,kids $5.95,adults $7.95

We have all you can eat buck wheat pancake breakfast, with a choice of beverages, homemade applesauce, homemade breakfast sausage, and added to our menu this year, bacon and home fries. Call for reservations at (585)392-3611. Hope to see you there

NIk Entertainment Karaoke at Prepps On Monroe

  • Date(s): 02/03/2015(No End Date)
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: Tuesdays 9:30pm until 1
  • Location: Prepps On Monroe, 655 Monroe Ave, near Oxford St.
  • Contact: Jenny LoMaglio
  • Phone: (585) 244-0331
  • Admission: Free

Sing and party with Nik Entertainment Co. thespians who perform all over North America. Learn about performance opportunities in the US and Canada.

History: Photographs by David Levinthal

  • Date(s): 02/07/2015 - 05/24/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
  • Phone: (585) 271-3361
  • Admission: Adults $14, Seniors (62+) $12, Students (with ID) $5, Children 12 and Under Free

Presented to the public for the first time, David Levinthal's History series is the culmination of the photographer's workover the past 35 years. His large-scale photographs suggest the role that images play in both our understanding of the past and our personal relationship with history.

Da Vinci - The Genius exhibition

  • Date(s): 02/13/2015 - 05/17/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday-Saturday 9 am-5 pm; Sunday 11 am-5 pm
  • Location: Rochester Museum & Science Center
  • Contact: Debra Jacobson
  • Phone: (585) 271-4320
  • Admission: Various: See www.rmsc.org

The most comprehensive exploration of Leonardo da Vinci’s work ever created. Become immersed in da Vinci’s timeless brilliance through full-scale interpretations of the mastermind’s inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art. Enjoy more than 200 unique pieces including 75 life-size machine inventions, entertaining animations of da Vinci’s most notable Renaissance works and an in-depth analysis of the famous, “Mona Lisa.” Push, pull and crank for a hands-on understanding of the scientific principles behind the works of one of the most dynamic minds of all time. Discover brilliance. Discover da Vinci. For details, visit www.rmsc.org.

It's Finally Friday Happy Hour @ Scotland Yard Pub

  • Date(s): 02/27/2015 - 05/15/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 4p-7p
  • Location: 187 St. Paul Street
  • Contact: Nancy geraci
  • Phone: (585) 730-5030
  • Admission: FREE

It's finally friday happy hour with Fickle 93.3's Dino from 4p-7p. $1.00 off cocktails from 4p-6p, tons of prizes from three olives vodka and fickle 93.3.

A History of Photography

  • Date(s): 02/28/2015 - 06/07/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
  • Phone: (585) 271-3361
  • Admission: Adults $14, Seniors (62+) $12, Students (with ID) $5, Children 12 and Under Free

Rotating installations that demonstrate photography's historical trajectory through photographs and cameras drawn from the collection.

Collecting Shadows: The Legacy of James Card

  • Date(s): 02/28/2015 - 10/18/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Museum Hours
  • Location: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
  • Phone: (585) 271-3361
  • Admission: Adults $14, Seniors (62+) $12, Students (with ID) $5, Children 12 and Under Free

This exhibition celebrates the legacy and impact of James Card, the museum's first curator of motion pictures, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

"Tuesday Pipes" Free Concerts at Christ Church

  • Date(s): 03/10/2015 - 03/08/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 12:10-12:35pm
  • Location: Christ Church, 141 East Ave
  • Contact: Myles Boothroyd
  • Phone: (231) 463-9901
  • Admission: Free

Every Tuesday, Eastman students, faculty, and alumni present free concerts on the organs at Christ Church. Get a taste of Eastman culture during your lunch break! The church houses two of Rochester's most prized instruments. The Craighead-Saunders Organ is a scientific process reconstruction of an instrument that still exists today in Vilnius, Lithuania, created by the central German organ builder Adam Gottlob Casparini in 1776. It is perhaps the only instrument in the United States where one can hear the music of Bach as it would have sounded during the Baroque era. Standing opposite, the Hook & Hastings Organ represents the American Romantic tradition, featuring original pipes from 1862 and 1893. "Tuesday Pipes" concerts are held during the lunch hour to give you a break from your busy week. Stop on by Christ Church this coming Tuesday to hear eclectic music by Eastman organists, then grab a bite at one of the many local cafes and bistros across the street!

Compline

  • Date(s): 03/15/2015 - 04/26/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 9:00pm
  • Location: Christ Church Rochester
  • Contact: stephen Kennedy
  • Admission: donations may be made to Christ Church "Friends of Music"

The Christ Church Schola Cantorum sings Compline Sunday evenings at 9:00 p.m., through April. Stephen Kennedy Director. This acclaimed ensemble of Christ Church and the Eastman School of Music specializes in Gregorian chant, Renaissance and Baroque choral music, and choral improvisation. Preludes on Eastman's Craighead-Saunders Baroque Pipe Organ, and the Hook & Hastings American Romantic Pipe Organ are played by Eastman organists at 8:50 p.m. prior to Compline.

"Made in NY"

  • Date(s): 03/28/2015 - 05/24/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Sunday - Noon-5pm Tuesday-Saturday - 10AM-5PM
  • Location: Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St.
  • Phone: (315) 255-1553
  • Admission: Admission $6/adults, Art Center members and children under 12 are free

Made in New York is an annual juried exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center that showcases artwork by contemporary New York State artists. Made in NY 2015 features paintings, photographs, sculpture, drawings, ceramics, fiber, media art, and more.

The Mountaintop

  • Date(s): 03/31/2015 - 04/26/2015
  • 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

A soul-stirring re-imagining of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last night on earth. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel. A visit from the feisty hotel maid compels him to confront his own doubts, destiny and legacy. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Play and a hit in London and on Broadway, dramatic, magic storytelling gives insight into King, the man, and reaches a summit that will leave audiences breathless.

Best of the Fest

  • Date(s): 04/01/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Location: The Strong Museum, One Manhattan Square
  • Contact: Kim Della Porta
  • Phone: (585) 263-2700
  • Admission: Age 2 and older $13.50, under age 2 free, members free.

Enjoy special screenings of the Best of the Fest, a collection of 42 award-winning and educational short films selected from the Rochester International Children's Film Festival archives. These shorts are made possible through a collaborative with The Rochester Association for the Education of Young Children, organizers of the 10th Annual Children’s Film Festival honoring the Month of the Young Child. Included with general museum admission fees.

What Were They Thinking? Display

  • Date(s): 04/01/2015 - 06/30/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Location: The Strong Museum, One Manhattan Square
  • Contact: Kim Della Porta
  • Phone: (585) 263-2700
  • Admission: Age 2 and older $13.50, under age 2 free, members free.

Explore some of the oddest, wackiest, and most puzzling toys of all time in the new What Were They Thinking? display opening April 1 near The Strong Express. View head-scratching artifacts from the museum’s collections—including the Daddy Saddle, engineered for a child to turn a parent into a human pony; the Big Time Nose Around ring toss, which uses the sharp features of former President Richard Nixon to catch the ring; and Jarts lawn darts, barbed projectiles banned in 1988 by the Consumer Product Safety division. Included with general museum admission fees.

The Grove Place Jazz Project

  • Date(s): 04/07/2015 - 05/26/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 7:00pm
  • Location: 20 Windsor Street
  • Contact: Ann Marie Sanders
  • Phone: (585) 325-4370
  • Admission: $10

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, in association with Eastman School of Music jazz students, will present The Grove Place Jazz Project - An Evening of Swing, Ballads, and Blues each Tuesday evening at 7:00pm. A different jazz ensemble will be featured each week, showcasing the talents of Eastman School of Music students and other jazz artisans. Co-sponsored by the Friends of The Grove Place Jazz Project.

Between The States: Photographs of the American Civil War

  • Date(s): 04/10/2015 - 08/02/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
  • Location: The Rockwell Museum
  • Contact: The Rockwell Museum
  • Phone: (607) 937-5836
  • Admission: Admission fees vary

George Eastman House Collection On display: April 10 – August 2, 2015 Opening reception: April 10, 2015 The American Civil War divided a country and created a nation. It was the first modern war and the most detrimental for Americans, yielding more American fatalities and greater domestic suffering than any other war. Yet it paved the way to a new political, economic and social landscape for the United States. As we approach the sesquicentennial of “Mr. Lincoln’s War”, Between the States: Photographs of the Ameri­can Civil War presents a selection of historical photographs of Civil War sites and circumstances by photographers including George Barnard, Mathew Brady, and Alexander Gardner. The exhibition emphasizes rare items in the George Eastman House collection and explores how photography was used during this period to record the war, promote popular causes, and commemorate those who sacrificed their lives. Between the States was curated by Jamie Allen, Eastman House’s assistant curator of photographs. Between the States includes portraits of such Civil War era figures as Abraham Lincoln, General Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Sojourner Truth, Tom Thumb, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. The collection also abounds with portraits of soldiers, many of whom remain unidentified, but whose images remind us of the endless number of soldiers who served during this war. Other photographs feature infamous prisons, sweeping battlefields, fortress interiors, and post-Civil War memorial sites.

THE BIKINIS: A New Musical Beach Party

  • Date(s): 04/10/2015 - 05/30/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 8:00pm
  • Location: 3450 Winton Place
  • Contact: Ann Marie Sanders
  • Phone: (585) 325-4370
  • Admission: $25-36

Back together after 20 years! That girl group from the sixties everyone loves is bringing back the sun, fun and all the great songs they sang down on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore… all to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort. With a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles, THE BIKINIS, or “The Jersey Girls,” relive their heyday and beyond, with a nonstop celebration of song: "It’s in His Kiss", "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", "Heat Wave", "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma", "When Will I Be Loved", "I Will Survive", "It's Raining Men", and many more!

THE BIKINIS: A New Musical Beach Party

  • Date(s): 04/16/2015 - 05/28/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 7:00pm
  • Location: 3450 Winton Place
  • Contact: Ann Marie Sanders
  • Phone: (585) 325-4370
  • Admission: $25-36

Back together after 20 years! That girl group from the sixties everyone loves is bringing back the sun, fun and all the great songs they sang down on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore… all to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort. With a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles, THE BIKINIS, or “The Jersey Girls,” relive their heyday and beyond, with a nonstop celebration of song: "It’s in His Kiss", "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", "Heat Wave", "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma", "When Will I Be Loved", "I Will Survive", "It's Raining Men", and many more!

Here, There . . . & Cuba

  • Date(s): 04/21/2015 - 05/17/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues. - Sat. Noon - 6 pm; Sunday, Noon - 4 pm.
  • Location: 722 University Ave.
  • Phone: (585) 749-7010
  • Admission: None

Our current exhibit at Image City Photography Gallery is Here, There, and Cuba by our Artists-in-Residence, David Perlman and Jim Patton. Jim continues his global photo expeditions, this time returning to Cuba where he finds Havana a fascinating mix of colonial architecture and Cuban culture that seems frozen in the 1950's in many respects. David Perlman describes his exhibit "My work is eclectic, lacking any coherent theme, spontaneous, and sometimes a wee bit contemptuous of the avant-garde. Actually, I do it because it's fun!" Additional Guest Photographers are Jim Rappleye in the East Gallery and Adrian DeJesus and Nicholas Jospe. Award-winning photographs from Camera Rochester are exhibited by Mike Edwards, Steve Fielding, Bonnie Gamache, Tom McGlynn, Jeno Horvath, and Joan Weetman.

The Road to Where

  • Date(s): 04/23/2015 - 05/10/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: various, visit www.gevatheatre.org for more info.
  • Location: Fielding Nextstage, Geva Theatre Center 75 Woodbury Blvd
  • Contact: Geva Theatre Center Box Office
  • Phone: (585) 232-4382
  • Admission: Tickets from $25

With the help of two talented musicians, Broadway veteran and writer Cass Morgan searches for her roots. A trip to the West of Ireland sparks memories of her childhood in Rochester, her growing up in a Florida trailer park, and a need to reconcile with her parents in an enchanting evening of story and song.

Discover the Digital Sandbox

  • Date(s): 04/25/2015 - 04/26/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Location: The Strong museum, One Manhattan Square
  • Phone: (585) 263-2700
  • Admission: Age 2 and older $13.50, under age 2 free, members free.

Imagine, design and construct during a weekend inspired by online virtual communities such as Minecraft and Terraria, popular with school-age children. Come in costume, make a craft, and attend theatrical performances by Allendale Columbia School students. Included with general museum admission fees.

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