Weekend Best Bets
1 The latest work from the company of legendary ski filmmaker Warren Miller, “Here, There & Everywhere,” will be shown Nov. 11 at the Auditorium Theatre. The film takes viewers on an action-packed journey with the world’s best skiers and snowboarders. It’s Miller Entertainment’s 67th annual ski movie. Miller himself appears onscreen in this year’s edition. rbtl.org, ticketmaster.com
2 The High Falls Film Festival runs through Nov. 14. The annual festival highlights the achievements of women in filmmaking. Films are shown at the Little Theatre, Cinema Theater and the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum. There also are workshops, roundtables, awards and parties.
3 Eastman Chorale plans a performance Nov. 11 at Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall. The chorale is a select ensemble of singers from Eastman who perform a variety of the finest choral repertoire from the past five centuries. William Weinert conducts. rochester.edu/Eastman
4 The third Domestic Skills Symposium at the Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford is Nov. 12, with optional hands-on workshops Nov. 11 and 13. It’s a snapshot of domestic life in the 19th century. Topics include outerwear, funeral food, cosmetics of early America and the history of bitters. Registration is required. gcv.org
5 Based on the book by Judy Schachner, the musical “Skippyjon Jones: Snow What” is staged Nov. 11 to 13 at the JCC. Presented by TYKEs, the take on “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” features a Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Chihuahua. tykestheatre.org
Like one of the cool science tricks in its exhibitions, Rochester Museum & Science Center will shapeshift into a pop-up store for three days next week. More than 200 creators will fill five floors of gallery space with fine art and crafts during Holiday Bazaar Nov. 18 to 20. At 46 years running, the festival has art down to a science. Juried vendors will sell jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, paintings, fiber arts and items in other media. A heads-up: Museum exhibits will be closed during the sale. rmsc.org
At RMSC, it’s elemental
In their most extreme forms, the elements are harrowing: Just tune in to the Weather Channel during hurricane season. But without earth, water, fire and air, life on Earth would not exist.
A new homegrown exhibit at Rochester Museum & Science Center, “Elements of the Extreme,” looks at the elements up close and shows how they spark adaptations in nature and innovation in technology.
“Elements of the Extreme” encourages hands-on exploration. Highlights of the earth area include gravity, caves with fluorescent minerals and a live harvester ant colony. A section on fire features the opportunity to ignite flammable hydrogen gas. Exhibits about air include objects that zoom through pneumatic tubes, plus birds, bats and aircraft. An exhibit in the water area shows how water is used to produce electricity.
A related demonstration on firefighting, storm chasing and other jobs that deal with the elements will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 to 13.
The exhibition is open in the Riedman Gallery through next spring. rmsc.org
Mrs. Kasha Davis, a fan favorite on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7, whirls back into Rochester with a Nov. 14 show at JCC’s CenterStage Theatre.
“There’s Always Time for a Cocktail” has played at London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City and other U.S. stages. It tells the story of the transformation of Eddie Popil, a boy growing up in Scranton, Pa., into Mrs. Kasha Davis, a drag queen with fans around the world.
The play blends Davis’ musical chops with stories of love and acceptance under sometimes trying circumstances. The show also is meant to inspire LGBTQ youth, who, despite growing acceptance, often live outside the margins of society.
The theater is offering free tickets to youth. After the show, health professionals and Davis will present a Q&A session about LGBTQ youth and their concerns.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. jccrochester.org
Rochesterians show off their innovative streak during the third annual Mini Maker Faire, coming up Nov. 19.
Visitors can learn about the creative pursuits of tech enthusiasts, crafters, engineers, tinkerers, artists, science clubs, builders and performers.
Despite the name, there’s nothing “mini” about it. Hundreds of projects will be demonstrated in dozens of interests: robotics, sewing, soldering, costumes, 3D printers, board and computer games and virtual reality headsets. RIT students will bring their miniature extreme theme park rides.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. rochester.makerfaire.com
A child’s portrait. A blurry landscape seen from a car window. A group shot of 1970s college students.
These are part of a collection of photos and related objects in “Too Hard to Keep (T.H.T.K.),” a project by Chicago-based artist Jason Lazarus. The images, he writes, are too hard to keep and too painful to destroy because of the raw memories associated with them.
Lazarus has been collecting photos, rolls of film, albums and slides since 2010. In Rochester, “T.H.T.K.” is part of “A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age” at George Eastman Museum through Jan. 29. Lazarus will talk about his project and other efforts to preserve found images and text at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Dryden Theatre.
As his collection grows, Lazarus curates site-specific installations around the country. The museum is encouraging interested Rochesterians to contribute photos and related items. Even photographs deemed too private to show in public can be donated and will be exhibited face down. Digital and cellphone images can be sent via email and text. Details can be found at jasonlazarus.com. eastman.org
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