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Brianna Musco

September 14th at 7:30pm

New Jersey's Brianna Musco is a solo acoustic act blending the styles of James Taylor and Ed Sheeran with a few covers and catchy originals.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: TheatreROCS Stage at Abilene
  • Genre: Music

Cirque du Fringe: Eclectic Attraction

September 14th at 7:30pm

CIRQUE DU FRINGE: ECLECTIC ATTRACTION transforms the Spiegeltent into a strange, sexy, and hilarious journey exploring the depths of a lifelong romance – from a very unexpected point of view. Vaudevillian ringmasters Matt Morgan and Heidi Brucker Morgan are back with a fresh cast of performers, including foot jugglers, Chinese pole acrobats, a head-to-head balancing act, and original rock-classical fusion music. ECLECTIC ATTRACTION delivers thrills, laughs, and mind-bending physical feats. Prepare to be entertained.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegeltent
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

The Madelein/Maddy Comedy Hour

September 14th at 7:30pm

THE MADELEIN/MADDY COMEDY HOUR pairs two hilarious comedians with VERY similar names for a night of laughs. Madelein Smith is a Rochester favorite who has won seven comedy competitions in the Northeast and has performed at festivals in NYC, Toronto, and LA. Maddy Smith is a swiftly rising star in the NYC comedy scene, finalist in the Stand Up NY fest, and winner of the Memphis Comedy Fest Roast Battle.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: The DS Comedy Club
  • Genre: Comedy

On the Verge of the Outermost Edge of US

September 14th at 7:30pm

It’s spreading. Boundaries. Borders. Divisiveness. This dystopian dance theater piece confronts and explores Walls, Movement, and a shifting of people in space across Boundaries. Sometimes these boundaries are personal, self-made, and even protective, while still others are imposed externally. The visceral and authentic physicality of this performance is accented in media and design. Experience this interdisciplinary dance performance and consider: what separates "US" from "them?"

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

Spy in the House of Men

September 14th at 7:30pm

Transgender writer and performer Penny Sterling’s laugh-out-loud theatre engagement concludes its four-city summer tour here in Rochester. Deeply affecting and intimate, the award-winning SPY IN THE HOUSE OF MEN maps Penny's journey through a life-long coming-out process. Come see the show critics call “a hilarious, suspenseful, heart-stopping story” and “a compact evening’s entertainment that’s as funny as it is enlightening.”

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Theatre

This Sky's Funny!

September 14th at 7:30pm

Performing nationally and internationally, award-winning entertainer Sky Sands has appeared on SHOWTIME, CINEMAX, VH-1 and MSNBC. His friendly, frenetically paced manner makes him a unique comedy experience, with a show that's made up of comedy, magic, audience participation and much more. “Sky’s comedy show was more than just a ‘performance’...it was theatre...it was art. I felt as if I was part of something special. Sky Sands is a MUST SEE!” –Mike Kinnie, Director, Aspen Comedy Festival. Everyone says “This Sky’s Funny!”

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre
  • Genre: Comedy

A Night at the Cotton Club

September 14th at 8:00pm

Jazz quartet A Few Bad Apples has been performing in the Rochester area for more than 20 years, including at the Park Avenue Festival, the Clarissa Street Reunion, and the Jazz At Emmanuel concert series. The veteran quartet features saxophonist Marvin Williams, Bill Watson on piano, bassist Chris Northington, and Tony Hiler on drums.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Music

3D Sound Experience in the Immersive Igloo

September 14th at 9:00pm

Submerge yourself in the soothing sounds of immersive music composed and presented by spatial sound artist, Tom Montagliano. Within his inflatable, 40-foot, glowing Immersive Igloo – that has traversed the Northeast to rave reviews – you’ll find yourself seated in a circle of eight speakers, bathing you in blankets of warm and wondrous vibrations. Close your eyes and let the ambient, electronic soundscapes guide you on your introspective adventure.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

50 Shades of Gay

September 14th at 9:00pm

An adult variety show, packed with comedy, music, drag queens, audience participation and more! Written, produced, and starring GET OUT MAGAZINE's LGBT Comedian of the Year: Ike Avelli. Featuring Tym Moss and Viki Villainess!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: TheatreROCS Stage at Abilene
  • Genre: Comedy

Collard Green Curves – The Nurse Bowick Story: "JUST A TASTE"

September 14th at 9:00pm

COLLARD GREEN CURVES depicts the life of Theresa Lou Bowick, a misguided obese girl growing up so consumed with self-hate, overeating, misinformation, and distrust that it catapulted her into a life filled with unbelievable curves. Get ready to laugh, cry, and pray during this one-hour taste of an incredible, funny, tear-jerking performance of Bowick’s journey to conquer unhealthy habits, and the fight to achieve her goal to become a God-directed, victorious Nurse.



  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Theatre

The Madelein/Maddy Comedy Hour

September 14th at 9:00pm

THE MADELEIN/MADDY COMEDY HOUR pairs two hilarious comedians with VERY similar names for a night of laughs. Madelein Smith is a Rochester favorite who has won seven comedy competitions in the Northeast and has performed at festivals in NYC, Toronto, and LA. Maddy Smith is a swiftly rising star in the NYC comedy scene, finalist in the Stand Up NY fest, and winner of the Memphis Comedy Fest Roast Battle.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: The DS Comedy Club
  • Genre: Comedy

NEVERMORE! In Motion

September 14th at 9:00pm

Witness unique retellings of the eerily haunting works of Edgar Allen Poe. Through the art of pantomime and masque, this singular theatrical experience will submerge audiences into the troubling mind of one of the earliest masters of horror.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Black Box Theatre
  • Genre: Theatre

Orgone Machine

September 14th at 9:00pm

Sacred Geometry and Metaphysical Art Exhibit. Raise your vibration with this magical display combining precious metals, gemstones, and plants. Peer into the mysterious realm of Orgone energy against the backdrop of the beautiful and historical space at Lyric Theatre. Free admission and on display to view between other Cabaret Hall performances.


  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

A Rose for the Baby: More Supernatural Tales from Irish- and Scottish-American tradition in Western New York

September 14th at 9:00pm

Classic Irish and Scottish storytelling features witches, ghosts, curses, and the inimitable fairies. These figures still turn up in living accounts – and not just in the British Isles. Celtic tradition has crossed the Atlantic and rooted firmly in canal country in Western New York. Mason Winfield’s riveting storytelling performance A ROSE FOR THE BABY mixes traditional Celtic tales of love, enchantment, and destiny with remarkable local accounts of avenging ghosts, child-stealing Little People, and Old-World-style cursers.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Stand Up for Drag

September 14th at 9:00pm

Some of the most spectacular drag and comedy that Rochester has to offer! This non-stop hour of laughs and drama features some of the area's best comedians and drag queens, so come out and see the sweet and sassy stylings laid out for the night. Drag your adult friends, family, and co-workers to this inclusive show – a fabulous night to remember all year!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

There is a Field

September 14th at 9:00pm

A medical student finds herself in turmoil as she tries to find answers to how her peace-activist brother was killed by police near a Palestinian protest. How will she find answers when the "system" has to investigate itself? What would YOU do?! (Performed with script in hand.)

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Pinch and Squeal

September 14th at 9:30pm

With its clichéd sentimentality, kamikaze alcoholism and old-wheeze jokes, Pinch and Squeal knocks out songs you wish you didn't love, tells jokes you wish you couldn't laugh at, and performs even worse magic. A modern twist on comedy duos throughout history, this couple shoves vaudeville kicking and screaming into the 21st century! Pinch and Squeal has opened for Piff the Magic Dragon, Puddles Pity Party, burlesque legends, and Transylvanian Saxons. Prepare yourself for guaranteed laughter, something in French, and quite possibly a banana puppet.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Comedy

Nancy Bernardo and Mitch Goldstein

September 15th at 1:00pm

Gallery r presents the work of Nancy Bernardo and Mitch Goldstein, two professors from RIT’s School of Design whose work reaches beyond conventional practice to incorporate accidents, glitches, and intentional malfunction. Part of the annual RIT Faculty in Focus series, the two artists will display new solo work, including photography, video, and installation.

  • Length: 240 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Gallery r
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Public Art Detour

September 15th at 1:00pm

Public Art Detour ahead! Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) directs visitors and passersby out of their daily routine, forcing them to slow down and ponder William Sellers’ abstract sculpture, STEP AROUND (1976). Viewers are invited to engage in this Slow Art meditation and write down their reflections.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Rochester Contemporary Art Center
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Under Pressure: Redefining the Multiple

September 15th at 1:00pm

Under Pressure: Redefining the Multiple returns for its second year in this new series of collaborations between Rochester Contemporary Art Center and The Print Club of Rochester. Including national, regional and international artists, this exhibition recognizes a paradigm shift in how prints are considered and the expansion of the definition of print media. UNDER PRESSURE 2017 will include a wide range of work that transcends traditional approaches and moves beyond two dimensions.

  • Length: 480 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Rochester Contemporary Art Center
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

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