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WEEKEND BESTBETS 1. The first 2017 Zoo Brew at Seneca Park Zoo is May 26. Visit the animals, enjoy beer and wine, and hear live music by Steve Grills & the Roadmasters and others. See inside the elephant barn with ...

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Lazy days “Summer Along the Pier,” an oil on canvas, is among original contemporary paintings by the American artist Alexander Wang on view at International Art Acquisitions. The show will be on display from April 1 to 30. internationalartacquisitions.com Health ...

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WEEKEND BESTBETS 1Every year, George Eastman Museum fills the historic conservatory with tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis and freesias in the same colors Eastman featured 100 years prior. This year’s crop, on view from Feb. 10 to 26, mirrors George Eastman’s ...

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Climb aboard Wanna get away? Escape winter this weekend at the Greater Rochester Boat Show. All kinds of boats and watercraft will be on display and for sale: fishing boats, sport boats, kayaks, jet skis, pontoon boats and cruisers (such ...

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Storyteller Meleko Mokgosi’s “Pax Kaffraria” tells a big story. Canvas by canvas, the mural-size artworks depict life in four African countries—chieftains, dictators, children, clergy, herdsmen, activists and animals. The figurative paintings fit together to form “chapters” in large installations. “Pax ...

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NYC dawn Richard Renaldi’s photographs of New York City in the wee hours of a Sunday get their first museum exhibition Jan. 21 to June 11 at George Eastman Museum. Taken over six years, at a time of day when ...

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Dog days Rochester native Jennifer Cody, above, stars in “Sylvia,” an adult comedy playing at Geva Theatre Center through Feb. 5. After empty-nesters Greg and Kate sell their suburban home and move to Manhattan, Greg brings home a stray labradoodle, ...

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Virtuoso Described as “hair-raisingly virtuosic” by the Guardian, violinist James Ehnes performs with the finest symphonies around the world. He will tackle Beethoven’s beloved Violin Concerto with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in concerts Jan. 12 and 14 in Kodak Hall at ...

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Digging deep into local history

Not long after Christine Ridarsky became Rochester’s city historian, she ventured into a storage area in the stacks of the Rochester Public Library. At least 50 boxes of historical research material left behind by her long-tenured predecessors were waiting to ...

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Inspiration Scott Matyjaszek will exhibit his Atmaspheres Collection in a new show opening at Image City Photography Gallery Jan. 3. In Eastern traditions, “atma” means the higher self, or universal consciousness. Matyjaszek created the images digitally and used a dye-infused ...

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Flight fright Blackfriars Theatre explores the real reason for the season in “The Flight Before Christmas,” a comedy about traveling strangers stranded together. Local comics Abby DeVuyst, Kerry Young and Jeff Andrews wrote the show, improvising with dialogue to develop ...

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Hindsight What do you do when you’re in a Broadway musical headed by two of the biggest names in the business—and it flops after 16 performances? You come back 35 years later and make a movie about it. “Merrily We ...

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Calling all entrepreneurs

Dan Brady, professional development co-chairman, Rochester Young Professionals With cranes in the air and backhoes in the dirt, Rochester’s downtown is in the midst of a massive transformation. The old is giving way to the new. This is not lost ...

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Fast Start: A writer’s companion

Nina Alvarez, owner  Dream Your Book What’s new in your business since we spoke in 2013? I’m still a writer’s companion, and I still believe writing a book is a journey of self-discovery. But I’ve taken it even further by ...

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Meet, Stay and Play directory

Hotels Belhurst Castle 4069 West Lake Road Geneva, NY 14456 Phone: (315) 781-0201 Web: www.belhurst.com E-mail: info@belhurst.com General manager: Kevin Reeder Number of guest rooms: 47 Capacity in: Classroom seating: 50 Average rate for single-night stay: $201 to $350  Bonnie ...

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