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Are You A Cake or a Crumz

September 13th at 12:00am

Step into Mrs. Debbie Cake's office as she works with her nosey receptionist and an alter ego named "Mrs. VI" to help others identify their 80/20: 80% is what they need to be happy, and 20% is what they can compromise. What happens when they compromise more than 20% and end up feeling "crumzy"? Watch six individuals search for help with their crumzy situations and find solutions -- because sometimes the person who needs to be fixed just might be in the mirror.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Several Small Somethings

On Demand

“Several Small Somethings” is a cluster of music videos inspired by the recordings of several wonderful composer/performers. Creator Martha Schermerhorn presents her interpretation of these stories of love, loss and life through imagery that celebrates the whirl of human experience.

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Vienna 1847: J.K. Mertz's Bardenklänge, Op. 13

September 13th at 6:00pm

This program is a culmination of guitarist Andrew Flory's love for Mertz's music, in which he dives into Mertz's largest collection of works and takes the listener back in time to Vienna in 1847, when this collection was published. Vienna 1847 features classical guitar from Johann Kaspar Mertz's Bardenklänge, Op.13. Andrew finds these works best capture the essence of Mertz's music, which ranges from the melancholic to the sublime.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Theater At Innovation Square: The Atrium
  • Genre: Music

Sinatra and Friends Returns

September 13th at 7:00pm

Daniel Henry, who has become a tradition at Java's Cafe, presents the sounds of Sinatra and a few of his friends! Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. Nat King Cole, and the King himself - Elvis Presley - just to name a few. Enjoy an hour or more of some of the greatest songs ever written, delivered with Henry's rich, soothing tone during a soft yet powerful performance.

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

Public Water Supply

September 13th at 7:30pm

Public Water Supply is New York’s premier Psychedelic Outlaw Country act. The group has been seen on WROC Songs from Studio B and has performed across the Northeast, from Cleveland to Boston. Band members include Alex Brophy on bass, Karis Gregory on lead guitar, Spencer Kornrich on drums, Adrianna Noone on vocals, and frontman Iggy Marino - all masters of their craft. An evening with PWS will leave audiences wanting more!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Rochester Music Hall of Fame
  • Genre: Music

BIODANCE/Elemental Forces Redux

September 13th at 8:00pm

BIODANCE/Missy Pfohl Smith, Dave Rivello Ensemble and W. Michelle Harris reimagine this multi-sensory dance, sound and media performance. Drawing from the elements of nature in the midst of catastrophic climate change, this show invites immersion in both the beauty and destruction all around.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Theater At Innovation Square: The Stage
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Singin' in the Rain

September 13th at 8:00pm

(G, 1952, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 103 mins.) Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in one of the greatest musicals ever filmed. Musician Don Lockwood (Kelly) rises to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era--paired with the beautiful, jealous, and not-so-smart Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). When Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Reynolds), Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, audiences laugh when they hear Lockwood speak for the first time--and the studio uses Selden to dub her voice. Set during the advent of "talkies," this film's classic song-and-dance numbers celebrate the beginning of movie musicals.


  • Length: 103 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

At Home with Garth Fagan Dance

September 14th at 7:00pm

Attendees will get a rare and intimate glimpse into Garth Fagan Dance as we reemerge despite COVID. Meet new dancers perform the classic Garth Fagan Dance Repertoire, including revivals, new pieces, and works-in-progress by the Tony Award-winning choreographer, Garth Fagan, and the Bessie Award-winning Rehearsal Director, Norwood "PJ" Pennewell.

Performances will be narrated by Bessie Award winner Garth Fagan Dance School Director/Asst. Rehearsal Natalie Rogers-Cropper.

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

High Society

September 14th at 7:45pm

(NR, 1956, Charles Walters, 111 mins.) Winner of the Academy Award for Best Musical Score. Musical remake of "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) features a score by Cole Porter and stars Grace Kelly as Tracy Lord, an heiress whose wedding plans are complicated by a reporter (Frank Sinatra) and ex-husband (Bing Crosby). Also starring Louis Armstrong. This was Grace Kelly’s final film.

  • Length: 111 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Lunar Lindy Hop

September 14th at 8:00pm

Join in swing dancing and live music with UR's Swing Dance Club and guests! The evening will start with a brief basic lesson, followed by open social dancing with fantastic period music by Eastman musicians. No experience or partner necessary - just a desire to dance the night away under the moon. Observers are also welcome, as these dancers can Lindy Hop like no one's business!

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Sloan Performing Arts Center Lobby, University of Rochester
  • Genre: Dance

Marcelo Maccagnan: Night Tales

September 14th at 8:00pm

Marcelo is an electric and upright bass player originally from Brazil. He has been an active member of the New York music scene, performing and recording with high-level musicians as a sideman but also a leader. Marcelo brings music from his recently released third album, "Night Tales," which combines jazz, rock, fusion, Brazilian and electronic music for an exciting and unique performance, while also maintaining Marcelo's signature sound on the bass.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Theater At Innovation Square: The Stage
  • Genre: Music

Fiesta at The International Plaza!

September 15th at 5:30pm

The kickoff celebration of the City of Rochester's Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring live performances by local latin band Jazz Tet; cultural parade by Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester and volunteers; and special performances by Alma de Mexico, Miss Community Queen 2022 Eva Flow, Miss Latinx Pride 2022 Nicole Conde, and more! Join us for market days on HHM at the International Plaza, every Sunday Sept. 18 - Oct. 16 from 1-5 p.m.

  • Length: 150 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The International Plaza
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

The Great Improv Therapy Comedy Show

September 15th at 6:00pm

Shake off the shackles of the past and exorcise your demons... with laughter! Join the First Couple of Comedy, Karen and Andy of Defiant Monkey Improv, as they present an hour of improvised cranial therapy, recreating an audience member’s (minor) embarrassing moment and giving them a fresh start.

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

At Home with Garth Fagan Dance

September 15th at 7:00pm

Attendees will get a rare and intimate glimpse into Garth Fagan Dance as we reemerge despite COVID. Meet new dancers perform the classic Garth Fagan Dance Repertoire, including revivals, new pieces, and works-in-progress by the Tony Award-winning choreographer, Garth Fagan, and the Bessie Award-winning Rehearsal Director, Norwood "PJ" Pennewell.

Performances will be narrated by Bessie Award winner Garth Fagan Dance School Director/Asst. Rehearsal Natalie Rogers-Cropper.

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

One Man's Trash: A Repurposed Circus

September 15th at 7:00pm

Residing behind bins and beneath trash can lids, inventive acrobats, high-flying aerialists, and quirky clowns welcome you into their world for a junkyard adventure. From an inhabited space of discovery and fun, this repurposed circus turns trash into treasure. Dive into the dumpsters to see how they recycle, reuse, and reinvent rubbish into a circus extravaganza.

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Theater At Innovation Square: The Stage
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

The Painter

September 15th at 7:00pm

"The Painter" is an energetic performance comprised of dance, art and raw emotion. Artist Corinne Yancone creates a large painting live as talented local dancers unite to interpret her story through contemporary and jazz movement. This performance highlights Corinne's painting journey as it aligns with grieving the loss of her father, Robert Fallone Jr. In hopes of brighter days, "The Painter" confides in art and never ceases to find beauty while enduring life's most painful obstacles.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Show Boat (1951)

September 15th at 7:45pm

(NR, 1951, George Sidney, 108 mins.) The famed Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein musical about Mississippi riverboat life chronicles the problematic romance between the beautiful daughter of the ship's captain and a prodigious gambler. Starring Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel and William Warfield. Warfield’s nephew Thomas Warfield will introduce the film.

  • Length: 108 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Artists for Ukraine

September 16th at 12:00pm

Artists for Ukraine is a fundraising art exhibition and sale produced in partnership with WXXI, and RocMaidan, a local nonprofit providing humanitarian and medical aid to Ukraine (in association with the Ukrainian Cultural Center of Rochester). More than 60 local artists are featured, and 100% of the proceeds will go toward providing aid to the people of Ukraine.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Rochester Contemporary Art Center: Gallery
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Vanessa Sweet - Amplifying Feedback Loop

September 16th at 1:00pm

On view at RIT City Art Space's big screen (in the window facing Liberty Pole Plaza), this short film features looped, metamorphic 2D-animated vignettes that inform the magnifying "domino effects" of climate change and community-led solutions.

  • Length: 480 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: RIT City Art Space: RIT City Art Space
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Sp(arrows): Annalisa Barron & Taylor Kennedy

September 16th at 1:00pm

City Art Space presents a two-person exhibition by Annalisa Barron and Taylor Kennedy, whose combined recent works explore the cathartic relationship of domesticity and surrealism through drawing, painting, sculpture and installation.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: RIT City Art Space: RIT City Art Space
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

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