So much to do...!
Rochester is known as "Festival City," with festivals almost every weekend from late spring through the fall. Plus, everyday there is something to do-from performing arts to museum exhibits to musical recitals-and of course, if it's Rochester-there's plenty of PLAY! Be sure to check the calendar for daily activities.
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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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Dinosaurs are back and thundering through the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Walking, hatching and teeth gnashing, more than a dozen prehistoric creatures of land and sky join mighty T. rex in DINOSAURS—a traveling exhibition. Adding to the thrills, the dinosaurs actually roar and move. Built using advanced computer programming technology, the animals’ motion is amazingly fluid, lifelike and brilliantly complex. Hop into the model dig site, get hands-on with robotics to make dinosaurs move, feel a dinosaur skin replica and more. Photo opportunities with dinosaurs are available to the public.
Quilts=Art=Quilts is the Schweinfurth Art Center's 34th annual juried quilt exhibition. The exhibit will feature 77 quilts by 73 artists from around the world, including Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The show features the work of 26 talented quilters from the Cayuga Lake Quilt Guild, based in Union Springs. Close to 50 hand-crafted examples of the quilters' art, from smaller wall designs to traditional bed-size quilts, will be on display. Suggested donation $5. Closed major holidays.
The sparkling classic returns, full of spectacular magic, heartwarming music and holiday tradition.
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.
Purchase a Tavern58 at Gibbs or Tavern at Clover gift card for $50 and we'll give you a second card for $10 free!
Join us for our 10th Annual Holiday Show 2014 - a Wonderland of Photographic Art and Gifts for All Gallery Partners and Artists-in-Residence are joined by Guest Photographers Peter Bilous, Archie Curry, Bruce Elling Bonnie Gamache, Sherman Henzel, Joel Krenis, Scott Matyjaszek, Luann Pero, Charlie Vaughn, and Ted Tatarzyn
24th Annual Members Exhibition December 4 - January 18, 2015 Opening Reception: Dec. 4, 6-9pm (10% off for members!) The Days the Artists Spoke: Dec. 5, 6-9pm, Dec. 6 & 13, 1-4pm Future Fund Frenzy: Dec. 12-13 (15% off all Future Fund artworks!) For the 24th consecutive year, Rochester Contemporary Art Center members show their artwork! For more information about the 24th Annual Members Exhibition please visit our website: http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/members_14.html
Activities for all ages. Included in the cost of admission. Make the Museum part of your holiday tradition! Take your family’s picture in front of our 14-foot ornament tree or giant glass snowmen. Get in the holiday spirit by going on a Winter Wonders Gallery Hunt. Enjoy a Hot Glass Show, and submit your drawing to You Design It; We Make It for a chance to have your design made by one of our gaffers (included in Museum admission). Enjoy extended Make Your Own Glass hours (fee) and make a glass ornament or snowman.
Explore the LEGO® Castle Adventure exhibit, featuring LEGO models of real-world castles created by LEGO Master Builders. Train like a knight in the jousting field, construct a virtual castle wall using 3-D computer technology, and admire royal furnishings including a decorative suit of armor-made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Get creative and construct your own paper brick to take home. Try your hand strategy games that have challenged people for centuries including Red Dragon, Nine Men's Morris, puzzles, and an oversized game of chess.
Join the First Stride for a free try hockey event for children ages 4 to 9. Full equipment is provided and instruction is given by top coaches and players from the area. For more information or to pre-register, visit www.thefirststride.com Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex is hosting a Free Try Hockey Event as part of it's physical education program, The First Stride. The event is for children ages 4 to 9, full equipment is provided and instruction is given by top local coaches and players. All participants must pre-register, and space is limited, so sign up early! For full event information, visit www.thefirststride.com, or contact Program Director Erik Geller at email@example.com.
Spend Christmas Eve Day at the Zoo with your out-of-town family and friends. On Dec. 24, receive ONE free youth admission with ONE paid adult from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Once on grounds, you may stay until 4 p.m.
Aggy Dune and Kasha Davis are back to high kick-off the New Year with an all-new tribute to the leading "ladies" of Broadway