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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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09/28/2014 - 10/04/2014

Featured Events

Rochester River Romance and the Head of the Genesee Regatta

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/05/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Genesee River
  • Phone: (585) 428-5990

This celebration of the Genesee River includes one of the finest regattas in the northeast. Experience hiking, boating, biking, gorge tours, lighthouse and cemetery tours, entertainment and children's activities. Located along the Genesee River Corridor from the Erie Canal to Lake Ontario.

Ongoing Events

Family Climbing

  • Date(s): 06/01/2010(No End Date)
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st
  • Times: Various; Call our office
  • Location: RockVentures, 1044 University Avenue
  • Contact: office
  • Phone: (585) 442-5462
  • Admission: $35

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.

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.

Granularity

  • Date(s): 09/09/2014 - 10/05/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues. - Sat. Noon - 6 pm; Sunday, Noon - 4 pm.
  • Location: 722 University Ave.
  • Contact: Dick Bennett
  • Phone: (585) 749-7010
  • Admission: None

 In this show Steve Levinson will present a series of images that explore recent travels to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, New Mexico, Toronto, Maine, Yellowstone National Park as well as some of the neighborhoods of Rochester. Additional Exhibitors include Nick Cerami, Mary Colclough, Steve Copeland, Jum Dusen, Camera Rochester, Gallery Partners, and Artists-in-Residence. The exhibit will be on display through October 5, 2014. Opening Reception is on Friday, September 12, from 5:00 to 8:30.

Wait Until Dark

  • Date(s): 09/09/2014 - 10/05/2014
  • 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

A Greenwich Village apartment becomes the setting of a suspenseful game of cat and mouse when a group of thuggish con men manipulate and terrorize the recently blinded Susan over a mysterious doll hidden inside - waiting until dark to play out this classic stage thriller's chilling conclusion. The vulnerable Susan must muster her resources to outmaneuver her tormentors, turn her disability to advantage, and survive.

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.

Livingston-Backus Garden House Luncheon

  • Date(s): 09/21/2014 - 10/05/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: See website
  • Location: Genesee Country Village & Museum
  • Admission: Reservations Required

Dine on a historically inspired menu of sandwiches, fresh fruit and ice-cold tea and lemonade as you take in the beautiful view of the Livingston-Backus garden.

Chat with friends and allow our costumed staff to serve you, keeping your glasses and plates full of delicious beverages, savory sandwiches and tasty selections from our own D. B. Munger Confectionery.

Sit back and unwind with a glass of wine or champagne (for an additional fee), and enjoy a slower pace dining in the garden.

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.

Balloons Around the World

  • Date(s): 10/01/2014 - 10/01/2014
  • 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 amazed as local balloon artists, including Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle of Airigami, create a large balloon sculpture to help celebrate the 15th annual Balloons Around the World event. Included with general museum admission fees.

Exhibition Opening Reception: A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection

  • Date(s): 10/01/2014 - 10/01/2014
  • Times: 5:30-7:00 p.m., 5:30–6:00 p.m. – Meet the Collector
  • Location: The Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY
  • Phone: (607) 937-5386
  • Admission: Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5

The exhibition opening reception for A Feeling of Humanity: Contemporary Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection, celebrating the art of the western United States. The exhibition includes paintings and works on paper that integrate a multitude of traditions: landscape, portraiture, animal pictures, domestic and urban scenes, and Native Americans. The Ken Ratner collection underlines the democratic nature of art and collecting; spotlights the great American West; and celebrates America’s common humanity. Exhibition Dates: September 26, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Festival of Praise Tour 2014

  • Date(s): 10/01/2014 - 10/01/2014
  • Times: 7:30PM
  • Location: Rochester Auditorium Theatre
  • Contact: RBTL
  • Phone: (585) 222-5000
  • Admission: $42.50, $52.50, $62.50

Festival of Praise Tour 2014 with Fred Hammond & Donnie McClurkin. Two of the most recognized men in Gospel music today are teaming up for a fall concert tour that will excite fans across the country. From traditional gospel, praise and worship, to funk, acoustic rock and a cappella, this show is sure to be one music lovers, church lovers and Gospel music fans will be talking about for years to come.

Musica Nova.

  • Date(s): 10/01/2014 - 10/01/2014
  • Times: 8 p.m.
  • Location: Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.
  • Phone: (585) 274-1100
  • Admission: Free

Brad Lubman, director. Hurel: Interstices; Varese: Intégrales; Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1

The Church Basement Ladies

  • Date(s): 10/01/2014 - 10/18/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Visit web site or call box office for show times and prices
  • Location: Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd.
  • Phone: (800) 457-8897

Inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best seller Growing Up Lutheran. Written by Greta Grosch. Music and Lyrics by Drew Jansen. The Church Basement Ladies are back in the final installment of the series! It’s 1979 and the day of the church’s Centennial Celebration. As the parishioners gather for food and fellowship, the church ladies reminisce about their lives through a series of fun-filled flashbacks and brand new musical numbers. Share in the hilarity as the church basement ladies sing and dance their way through the ages!

3rd Annual "Rochester Hope for Pets" Wine & Beer Tasting

  • Date(s): 10/02/2014 - 10/02/2014
  • Times: 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Location: Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Road
  • Contact: Amber
  • Phone: 271-2733 x89
  • Admission: $65 pp or $125 per couple

We will be pairing Jackson Family Wines and Three Heads Brewing beers with various California fresh food stations. Our silent auction will include many items form local area businesses. A portion of your ticket is a donation toward our mission is to improve the quality of life for pets living in the greater Rochester, New York, area by providing financial grants toward veterinary care for pets whose families are facing financial limitations. We hope to see you there!

Denk Plays Beethoven Plus Symphonie Fantastique

  • Date(s): 10/02/2014 - 10/02/2014
  • Times: 7:30 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

Jun Märkl, guest conductor Jeremy Denk, piano SAINT-SAËNS Danse macabre BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique An irresistible mix of refinement and macabre, Symphonie fantastique's tale of unrequited love, obsession, and self-destruction has captivated audiences since its premiere. Following a triumphant performance with the RPO last season, Jun Märkl returns to interpret Berlioz' tour-de-force. Plus, international sensation Jeremy Denk, Musical America 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year, brings his limitless talents to Beethoven's first concerto.

Eastman Percussion Ensemble

  • Date(s): 10/03/2014 - 10/03/2014
  • Times: 8 p.m.
  • Location: Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St.
  • Phone: (585) 274-1100
  • Admission: Free

Fairport Oktoberfest

  • Date(s): 10/03/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday 3:00 p.m. until midnight and Saturday noon until midnight
  • Location: Fairport Junction festival site on Liftbridge Lane East
  • Contact: Scott Winner
  • Phone: (585) 377-6010
  • Admission: $5 - or Free til 5 pm on Friday and Free until 3 pm on Saturday

• Fifth annual Fairport Oktoberfest is a celebration of German-American culture: Music, dancing, food, beer, wine. • Under the Big Top Tent, Fairport Junction Festival Site, Lift Bridge Lane E. • Continuous music includes Paul Krueger, the Fairport Fire Department Oktoberfest Band, Alpine Horns, Perinton Concert Band, and the internationally renowned Genesee Valley Alpine Band. • Each night at 9, Fairport Oktoberfest goes Rocktoberfest featuring: Jumbo Shrimp - Friday North Side Johnny - Saturday • Traditional dancing with Schuhplattler Verein Heidengold. • Traditional Keg Tapping Ceremony Friday at 7pm. • Traditional Beer Stein-holding contest; Beer Shuffle Board game. • Oktoberfest Beer from Yuengling, Hof Brau, and Paulaner, Konig Ludwig, Woodchuck 802 Cider. Favorite NYS Rieslings and Chardonnays, more. • Traditional German food favorites from Swans Market. • Party indoors under the heated tent or outdoors in the beer garden.

Fairport Oktoberfest

  • Date(s): 10/03/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 3pm - Midnight
  • Location: Fairport Junction Site
  • Phone: (585) 377-6010
  • Admission: $5

The fifth annual Fairport Oktoberfest will be held on October 3rd and 4th. This celebration of German-American culture features authentic German food, beer, wine, music and dancing by day and American rock music by night. Come join the thousands of revelers who come to party that weekend under the “big top” tent.

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.

Question Bridge: Black Males - Opening Reception

  • Date(s): 10/03/2014 - 10/03/2014
  • Times: 6-10 pm
  • Location: Rochester Contemporary Art Center - 137 East Avenue
  • Phone: (585) 461-2222
  • Admission: $2 Non-members/ free for members

Rochester Contemporary Art Center is excited to bring the innovative transmedia project Question Bridge: Black Males to Rochester. 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.

Rochester Theater Organ Society's 50th Anniversary Weekend

  • Date(s): 10/03/2014 - 10/03/2014
  • Recurring every 3 days
  • Times: VARIOUS times each day
  • Location: Eisenhart Auditorium and Rochester Auditorium Theater
  • Contact: RTOS Concert & Information Line
  • Phone: (585) 234-2295
  • Admission: $10 at Eisenhart; $20 at Auditorium

The Rochester Theater Organ Society celebrates its 50th Anniversary Weekend October 3 - 5. Friday 7:30 pm - RTOS "Retrospective" at Eisenhart Auditorium (non-members $10). Saturday daytime, ORGAN CRAWL , see website for details. At 7:30pm silent movie "METROPOLIS" accompanied by organist Clark Wilson at Auditorium Theater (fund raiser - $20 members and non-members). Sunday, 2:30 pm Simon Gledhill on the Wurlitzer 4/23 at Auditorium Theater (non-members $20)

Adoption Film "Adoptees in the Wild"

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Times: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: The Little Theatre
  • Contact: Kelly Weishaar, LTCR President
  • Phone: (585) 739-3913
  • Admission: $12.00 (until 9/20/14) and $15.00 (after 9/21/14)

This film event is sponsored by Love the Children of Rochester, a non-profit group that supports Korean adoptees and their families. "Adoptees in the Wild" is a collection of film essays by Land of Gazillion Adoptees Magazine, Gazillion Voices, and produced/edited by John Sanvidge. Through adoption narratives, the film explores themes related to international and domestic adoption. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Mr. John Sanvidge, Ms. Julie Young, and Mr. Milton Washington. Guests are then invited to a social gathering at Murphy's Law. Tickets can be purchased through the Love the Children of Rochester website.

Autumn Festival of Ales

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Times: 1pm-5pm
  • Location: Honeoye Falls Fireman's Field, 270 Monroe St., Honeoye Falls, NY
  • Phone: (585) 624-4386
  • Admission: See website for details

Over 3,000 beer lovers will travel to Honeoye Falls to sample craft beer brewed by Custom BrewCrafters. Beers include CB’s year round brands and over 30 exclusive custom beers brewed for restaurants and bars throughout WNY. There will also be a Chili Cook-Off to benefit Mercy Flight.

Denk Plays Beethoven Plus Symphonie Fantastique

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • 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

Jun Märkl, guest conductor Jeremy Denk, piano SAINT-SAËNS Danse macabre BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique An irresistible mix of refinement and macabre, Symphonie fantastique's tale of unrequited love, obsession, and self-destruction has captivated audiences since its premiere. Following a triumphant performance with the RPO last season, Jun Märkl returns to interpret Berlioz' tour-de-force. Plus, international sensation Jeremy Denk, Musical America 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year, brings his limitless talents to Beethoven's first concerto.

Fall Festival and Agricultural Fair

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/05/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: See website
  • Location: Genesee Country Village & Museum
  • Admission: See website

Gather the family, cook up your famous fruit preserves, make your shopping list and head to the fair on Saturday and Sunday, Oct 4-5-the highlight of the harvest season. Exhibitions in more than 150 categories of judged baked goods, preserves, hand-made needlecrafts and the industrial arts-including tin, iron and wooden wares; pottery; cooperage (barrel making); printing; and broom and soap making. Youth compete in 60 different aged categories, from penmanship and pottery to photography and pumpkin pie.

Hilton Apple Fest

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/05/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location: 59 Henry Street
  • Contact: Info
  • Phone: (585) 392-7773
  • Admission: FREE

The Hilton community will celebrate the apple harvest and kickoff the autumn season with the 34th annual Hilton Apple Fest the weekend of October 4 - 5, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Entertainment will be presented on the Gazebo and Main stages, in addition to some family favorites at the Kids Corner stage. The Festival will also feature Corey’s Apple Pond, face painting, a Farm Market and over 200 craft vendors offering genuine handmade items. One of the area’s largest Auto Show’s will be held on Saturday only. A variety of foods and apple flavored treats will be sold by Rochester area non-profit organizations that fundraise at the festival. A Five-Foot Apple Crisp is baked on site each morning. Pieces of the hot apple crisp are available for purchase at 12 noon each day, and always sell-out quickly. Free parking and shuttle bus service is available, in addition to Handicap parking access, at Hilton High School, 400 East Avenue in Hilton. Further details about this year’s Hilton Apple Fest are available at www.hiltonapplefest.org.

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.

LEGO® Castle Adventure Opening

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/05/2014
  • 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!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. Opening weekend only, make LEGO-inspired crafts and enjoy an amazing display of LEGO trains, buildings, and detailed scenes by the LEGO Users of Central New York. Included with general museum admission fees.

River Romance Cruises on Sam Patch Boat along the Genesee River

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Times: 2, 3, 4, 5 PM
  • Location: Corn Hill Landing, 290 Exchange Blvd
  • Contact: Sam Patch Booth
  • Phone: (585) 662-5748
  • Admission: $5.00 per person (3 and under Free)

The Sam Patch boat departs from Corn Hill in celebration of the River Romance Weekend! This specialty cruise is 1 hr. Join us as we cruise past the University of Rochester River Campus, Genesee Valley Park and Mt. Hope Cemetery.Upon your return you will be greeted with a unique view of the Rochester skyline featuring the award-winning Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Bridge; Frederick Law Olmsted-designed. Call today for your reservations!  Food and drink are available for purchase.

ROCtoberfest at Genesee Brew House

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Times: 3 p.m.- 8 p.m.
  • Location: Genesee Brew House
  • Contact: Kristin
  • Phone: (585) 263-9200
  • Admission: $5

Genesee Brew House to Celebrate ROCtoberfest Oktoberfest events around the world may end the first week of October, but Genesee Brewing Company is extending the celebration in Rochester with ROCtoberfest. This German themed party- with live music, food, beer, and a photo booth - will take over the Genesee Brew House’s parking lot under a large tent on Saturday, October 11th from 3 to 8 p.m. It will feature bratwurst, hot dogs, hamburgers, and much more from the grill, as well as freshly-made pretzels. Beer samples poured from 3-4 p.m., followed by a variety of Genesee brews for sale fresh from the tap. Live music by The Goods, followed by The Krazy Firemen will keep you entertained for hours This rain or shine event is $5 to the public, ages 21 and older with proper ID.

Rt. 98 Museum Crawl

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Times: 9 am - 5 pm; special exception: DAR House will be open from 12:30 pm - 5pm
  • Location: 5 different locations along Rt. 98
  • Contact: Sarah Karas
  • Phone: (585) 589-9013
  • Admission: $5.00 single; $10.00 family

Participate in our inaugural Rt. 98 Museum Crawl! Visit five historic museums along Rt. 98: Holland Land Office Museum in Batavia, Elba Historical Society Museum in Elba, The DAR House in Albion, The Cobblestone Museum in Childs, and the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum near Point Breeze. Buy a passbook ($5.00 single, $10.00 family) pre-sale or day of the event.You can purchase passbooks at any of the participating museums or at two local businesses: Chap's Diner in Elba or Bindings Bookstore in Albion. The Cobblestone Society Museum will have the Cobblestone Church and Cobblestone Ward House available for viewing on the passbook admission. Bring your passport to each museum. It will act as you ticket through the door! Get a stamp at every museum to receive special prizes!

The Paulsen Baker Band with special guests John Garvey and Al Keltz

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Bristol Valley Theater, 151 S. Main St., Naples, NY
  • Contact: BVT Box Office Prior to 9/1; Administrative Office after 9/1
  • Phone: (585) 374-6318
  • Admission: Tickets prices: $15 for adults; $10 for ages 12-18; $5 for under 12.

Bristol Valley Theater's Fall for the Arts series kicks off with our annual visit from the Finger Lakes' favorite folk band. Great music and so much fun that John Garvey will come out of retirement to join the band for his only appearance this year! 

Twlight River Romance Dinner Cruise

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Times: October 4th 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.:
  • Location: Corn Hill Landing, 290 Exchange Blvd
  • Contact: Sam Patch Booth
  • Phone: (585) 662-5748

Twilight River Romance Dinner Cruise. Join us for an elegant Italian dinner and romantic views of the Rochester skyline and historical sites along the Genesee River and Erie Canal. Ticket price includes (cruise, dinner, and one complimentary glass of wine or soft drink) Seating is limited. Advance ticket purchase required before Sept. 29th.

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