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1. Musical Mystery Tour


Hochstein School of Music is hosting its annual Musical Mystery Tour this weekend, sending kids on a scavenger hunt for dance and music clues scattered throughout the building. There will be an instrument petting zoo, interactive sessions on music FUNdamentals, ...

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2. Celebrating Diversity

The Strong National Museum of Play is Celebrating Diversity and honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Bright Stars Theatre presents a special performance of “African Folktales” and guests can enjoy dances from Grupo Cultural Latinos En Rochester, McMahon ...

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3. The Magician’s Daughter

Geva Theatre Center’s 2018-2019 Fielding Studio Series marches on with the world premiere of “The Magician’s Daughter.” Written by Lila Rose Kaplan and directed by Shelley Butler, this show explores the ups and downs of a father/daughter relationship when the ...

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4. Animal Encounters

Every Wednesday families are invited to the Strong National Museum of Play for Animal Encounters. Come learn about creatures that live in gardens like crested geckos, a panther chameleon and a red-footed tortoise up close and personal. Noon on Jan.  ...

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5. Nathan Lyons: In Pursuit of Magic

On display at the George Eastman Museum is Nathan Lyons: In Pursuit of Magic, an exhibit dedicated to the late photographer’s work. In 2010, Lyons began photographing in color for the first time in his career—a major shift in his ...

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1. Pirates and Pals


The Happy Pirates are hosting interactive musical performances at the Strong National Museum of Play this weekend. Shake fins with a silly shark and check out model ships from the Model Shipwright Guild of Western New York. At Pirates and ...

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3. Colorama

The George Eastman Museum’s next FOCUS 45 Talk is on Colorama. The display of giant photographs in Grand Central Terminal in New York City was one of the longest-running and most successful marketing campaigns of the 20th century. Rachel Andrews, ...

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4. Winterfest

Monroe County is hosting its 24th annual Winterfest this weekend. Attendees can participate in sledding, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing as well as demonstrations by local organizations. Or guests can watch sled dog and snowshoe races. There will also be face ...

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2. Dancing with the Stars: Live!

Dancing with the Stars: Live! is coming to Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s Auditorium Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Don’t miss your favorite stars—and professional dancers—take the stage with numbers that will make you want to get up ...

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3. Vocal Training Course

Hosted by Golden Link Folk Singing Society, Colleen Liggett is offering a three-week group Vocal Training Course for singing enthusiasts starting on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church. Liggett has been a vocal ...

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4. “Whispering Inhibitions”

Victoria Visikio LLC Productions presents Lara Brelle’s “Whispering Inhibitions.” Brelle is an award-winning actor, playwright, director and producer. “Whispering Inhibitions” follows Brelle’s life from the 1970s and ’80s to the present day. There are times of darkness, psychological breakdowns, sexual ...

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