International Art Acquisitions, 3300 Monroe Ave., Pittsford, is unveiling an exhibition dedicated to a 20th century art movement. “Cubic Edge” features the works of artist and New York native Marilyn Sica. Sica is a mixed-media artist whose work reflects the cubist movement. She fills her artwork with rich colors and has been featured in galleries around the country. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1 to 30. internationalartacquisitions.com
1. The Rochester Contemporary Arts Center is featuring works by Mizin Shin in its LAB Space. Her work looks at the codependency of different societies and the way they intertwine. Sept. 1 to 24. rochestercontemporary.org
2. ZooBrew returns to the Seneca Park Zoo on Sept. 8 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Adults 21 and over can help save the elephants by coming to the zoo and enjoying some beer. There will be live music and, of course, plenty of animals to see. senecaparkzoo.org
3. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” comes to Geva Theatre Center starting Sept. 5. Based in a Hispanic-American neighborhood in New York City, the musical features a variety of genres from hip-hop to soul and dance numbers that will make audience members want to jump out of their seats. Through Oct. 8. gevatheatre.org
4. The Golden Link Folk Singing Society will host the Turtle Hill Folk Festival this weekend with concerts, workshops, food and lots of singing. Bob Zents, Low Lily, Brother Sun and others will perform. It’s at the Rotary Sunshine Campus in Rush. goldenlink.org
5. The Flower City Arts Center will host an exhibit featuring the works of Colleen McCall. “All Blossom, No Roots: Cultivating an American Pottery Aesthetic” explores international history through her colorful, patterned pieces of pottery. Sept. 8 to 29. Rochesterarts.org
Seneca honored at Heritage Day
Middlesex Heritage Group will host its 26th annual Seneca Heritage Day on Sept. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Overackers Corners Schoolhouse in Middlesex, Yates County.
Representatives from the Ganondagan State Historic Site will teach visitors about the history of the Seneca Nation. This year’s Heritage Day will emphasize the Seneca people’s influence on women’s suffrage in recognition of the New York centennial of women’s right to vote. Peter Jemison and Ronnie Reitter of Ganondagan will discuss the role of women in the Iroquois Confederacy as well as the impact they had on early feminists.
Seneca singers and social dancers will perform in traditional garb. There will also be a children’s storyteller.
“Seneca Heritage Day is our way of honoring the original people of the area and their contribution to our culture and way of life,” said Win Harper, president of the Middlesex Heritage Group. middlesexny.org
Nazareth Arts Center celebrates 50 years
The Nazareth Arts Center welcomes its 50th anniversary season with an exciting lineup of performances.
The season begins with a performance by music department faculty of Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale” in collaboration with the art and theatre and dance departments. The story centers on a soldier who trades his fiddle with the devil in exchange for wealth. As one might assume, trials and tribulations ensue for the soldier after making the deal. The Arts Center puts a twist on this performance by adding dance.
Following the show, a soiree will be held in the sculpture garden to celebrate the semicentennial. Performances Sept. 8 and 9. naz.edu
The 45th Annual Antiquarian Book Fair returns to Rochester on Sept. 9.
For those who love to collect rare finds and first editions, this fair is for you. Hosted by the Rochester Area Booksellers Association and the Rochester Institute of Technology Press, almost 50 booksellers from the United States and Canada will bring rare books for antiquarian enthusiasts. There will be books and other scholarly texts, prints, maps, photographica and other collectible memorabilia.
Local authors will be in attendance giving readings and signing books, and several special collections libraries will also be at the fair.
The fair begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. at the Main Street Armory. rochesterbooksellers.com
Writers & Books presents a reading from Harry Lang called “Fighting in the Shadows: An Evening with Harry Lang.” Lang will read from his latest novel “Fighting in the Shadows: Untold Stories of Deaf People in the Civil War.”
The novel explores deaf soldiers and civilians’ roles in the Civil War and what life was like for them during this tumultuous time in American history. Lang will offer anecdotes from Civil War soldiers, artists, cooks, clerks and others.
Lang has been an educator at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf since the late 1960s, and was honored with the Rochester Institute of Technology Trustees Scholarship Award in 2006 for his noteworthy contributions to academia.
The reading will be on Sept. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rochester Academy of Medicine. wab.org
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