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Celebrating survivors

Come raise money for cancer research at the fifth annual Wilmot Warrior Walk on Sept. 10 at the Highland Park Bowl. In celebration of cancer survivors, there will be a 5K, 10K and a one-mile walk. At the event there will also be live music from the No-Name Band, bounce houses, food trucks, free massages and yoga.


1. Image City Photography Gallery will be featuring the works of Sheridan Vincent in its newest exhibition. “Rochester at Large” will exhibit photos of the Greater Rochester area, highlighting local beauty.

2. Kadan Bart Rockett and his sister Brooklyn Nicole are bringing magic to the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre on several dates this month. The enchanting duo made their television debut on “America’s Got Talent,” and Rockett is considered the youngest professional magician/illusionist in the world.

3. The Rochester Cyclocross comes to Genesee Valley Park on Sept. 9 and 10. The races begin on Saturday with a variety of courses for riders of all skill levels. Some of the world’s top male and female Cyclocross racers will be there.

4. Two musical acts, Montgomery Gentry and Parmalee are coming to del Lago Resort & Casino’s The Vine this month. The duo has numerous country hits and have been recognized with both Academy of Country Music awards and Country Music Association awards.

5. The Memorial Art Gallery will host the 2017 M&T Bank Clothesline Festival this weekend. With family art activities, local eats and beverages and live entertainment all day long, there will be no shortage of excitement.

Fringe Fest highlights

This year marks the fifth annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. Over 500 performances are on the lineup during the 10-day fest. Drawing tens of thousands of spectators, this festival is a hit for the Rochester area.

The following are some events to check out for Sept. 14 through 16.

“Cirque du Fringe: Eclectic Attraction”: This saucy circus act features ringmasters Matt Morgan and Heidi Brucker Morgan with a new cast of performers. There will be foot jugglers, Chinese pole acrobats and more. Eclectic Attraction delivers thrills, laughs, and mind-bending physical feats. 7:30 p.m., Sept. 14; 7 p.m., Sept. 15; 2:30 and 7 p.m., Sept. 16 in the Spiegeltent.

“Left for Dead Improv”: Rochester-based improvisation group will perform long and short-form improv and standup. The crew of 50-year-olds and up that make up the group have decades of experience and have performed at comedy festivals throughout the Northeast. 8 p.m., Sept. 15 at Writers & Books.

“Ball in the House: Music that’ll MOVE Ya”: This a cappella group mixes soul, R&B and pop genres together for a dynamic performance. They perform a wide range of hits from the classics to popular tunes of today. 6 p.m., Sept. 15 and 8 p.m., Sept. 16 at School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre.

“Lady Philosophy on Trial”: Based on Socrates’ 399 B.C. trial for corrupting youth, this play features Lady Philosophy on trial for corrupting young minds. Important Western, historical figures are called to testify, including William Shakespeare. An interactive show, the audience members serve as jurors. 7 p.m., Sept. 15 at Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall.

“Plasticiens Volants in BIG BANG”: This is the French company’s United States debut with their new show BIG BANG. Featuring giant inflatables, this show uses projected images, music and pyrotechnics to tell an unforgettable story. 8 p.m., Sept. 15 and 16 at Parcel 5.

kid FUN

It’s Family Archaeology Weekend at the Rochester Museum and Science Center on Sept. 16 and 17.

Families can excavate a farmhouse foundation from the 1700s and uncover artifacts from pioneer days.

Shuttles will take people from the Cumming Nature Center to the Hall Homestead where there will be excavating and guided activities teaching about different archaeological disciplines, techniques and how to date artifacts.

Excavation will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. both days.


This weekend, Irish and Celtic culture comes to life downtown.

Hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee and the Irish Children’s Program, The Celtic Festival will be chock-full of live entertainment, with music from The Dady Brothers, Dave North Trio and more. There will also be plenty of dance performances, including McMahon Irish Dancers and Shannonside Ceili Dancers. In addition: storytelling with “Tales from the Chicken Coop” and traditional dance and instrument lessons for all skill levels.

Food vendors with both Irish and American cuisine will be on site for visitors to snack on all day.

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