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Nancy Bernardo and Mitch Goldstein

September 14th 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

Under Pressure: Redefining the Multiple

September 14th 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: 240 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Rochester Contemporary Art Center
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

A Tribute to Sinatra and Friends

September 14th at 4:00pm

Daniel Henry returns to Java's Café for two performances of jazz standards and The Great American Songbook. In his rich, soothing tone, Daniel will deliver an hour of song that will have you travelling down memory lane and singing along. Join this Churchville-Chili native in his tribute to some of the greatest entertainers of all time.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Java's Cafe
  • Genre: Music

Osher Lifelong Learning Art Exhibit

September 14th at 5:00pm

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT is an organization of active seniors who love to learn, teach, and share their interests and talents. This exhibit highlights some of the talented artists from that organization.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Photo House – Visual Anticipation

September 14th at 5:00pm

Photo House is a special-interest housing community at the Rochester Institute of Technology. More than a place to live, Photo House is a community. Its residents live together – but more importantly – they work and play together.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

RIT Art House Showcase

September 14th at 5:00pm

Art House is a community of RIT students who all have a passion for the arts. Founded in 1974 as RIT's first special-interest house, Art House loves supporting its members as well as the art community in RIT and Rochester. They enjoy helping members to discover their own potential in the arts and to showcase their abilities.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Storychick Rochester Storybooth

September 14th at 5:00pm

Step inside Storychick's Storybooth and experience the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival from a new point of view. Listen to stories from past and present Fringe performers, guests, and volunteers. Plus, anyone can record his or her own story! Favorite part of the festival? An unbelievable or incredibly touching moment? A discovery of a new type of performance? Fringe fans tell it all – and hear what others thought – in the Storybooth! (Photo by Antoine Barrès)


  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Inner Loop

September 14th at 5:30pm

Inner Loop features three, top-notch veteran Rochester musicians: Meg Gehman, Ray Bellizia, and Doug Kanter. This acoustic trio performs re-imagined pop songs, standards, ballads, and funky, pared-down versions of old R&B classics. In an 'unplugged' show full of surprises, Inner Loop also showcases singer/songwriter Meg's original material, influenced by pop, blues, and soul.

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

Elephant Grass: An Afrofutur-Mystic Tale

September 14th at 6:00pm

ELEPHANT GRASS: AN AFROFUTUR-MYSTIC TALE is Sci-Fi Dance Theater. A SHE-ro on a mission. Visions. Ritual. Initiation. Is it safe for a girl to surf the universe alone? Shamen & her Ancestors make safe passage beyond the mystical Grass. When was the last time YOU had to face doubt and fear? A ‘Fire Gorgon’ and a ‘Water Maddah’ are no ordinary ordeals! A Guy & N’Jelle Thorne original dance-centric performance art experience of philosophical nuggets and choreographic swagger.

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

Orgone Machine

September 14th at 6:00pm

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

Garth Fagan Dance

September 14th at 7:00pm

Enjoy new works and works-in-progress up-close and personal from multi-award-winner Garth Fagan and Bessie Award-winner Norwood Pennewell, as well as spectacular revivals from the rich, 47-year history of internationally acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance. “It was American master Garth Fagan who best fused technical virtuosity with conceptual depth." –Lewis Segal, LOS ANGELES TIMES.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Garth Fagan Dance Studio
  • Genre: Dance

Sand Mandalas

September 14th at 7:00pm

Witness the creation of a sand mandala, in which impermanence and patience meet artistry and spectacle. Each day of the festival, artist Katie Jo Suddaby will delicately place thousands of grains of colorful sand, only to destroy the work when it's complete. Stop in several times to check the progress. Then, participate in the Destruction Ceremony on the final day. This Tibetan Buddhist art form teaches that nothing is permanent, so check it out while you've got the chance!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Godot's Bar
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

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

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

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

Orgone Machine

September 15th at 4:30pm

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

Osher Lifelong Learning Art Exhibit

September 15th at 5:00pm

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT is an organization of active seniors who love to learn, teach, and share their interests and talents. This exhibit highlights some of the talented artists from that organization.

  • Length: 360 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

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