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1. Heart of the Horseshoe


International Art Acquisitions announces that the July exhibit is Heart of the Horseshoe. Canadian artist Sam Paonessa paints the power and majesty of Niagara Falls, such as the piece above. On display through July 31. internationalartacquistions.com

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2. An Evening of Brazilian Music

Next week the Summer@Eastman Concert Series presents An Evening of Brazilian Music. The concert features a wide variety of musical styles and instrument combinations. 7:30 p.m. on July 15 at Kilbourn Hall. esm.rochester.edu

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3. Smudge Stick

The Multi-Use Community Cultural Center is hosting “Smudge Stick” by Queen Mother Almeta Whitis. Directed by Gary Dewitt Marshall, the show is a mystical journey through time by blending spoken word, movement and ceremony, swiftly unmasking the social myths that ...

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5. The World of Light and Optics

Guests are invited to immerse themselves in over 15 interactive exhibits that demonstrate exciting scientific concepts involving reflection, refraction, radio waves and color temperature at Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Illumination: The World of Light and Optics exhibit. rmsc.org

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1. Black & White Invitational


On display through July 9 at Image City Photography Gallery is the Black & White Invitational. Seven artists highly skilled in black and white photography show off their work in this exhibition, including Don DeLong, Bill Edwards, Rick Garcia, Jones ...

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3. Murder for Two

Bristol Valley Theater continues its summer season with “Murder for Two.” This musical/comedy/mystery features two actors who play all the roles, all the while stealing turns at the piano. It’s described as the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder. ...

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5. Summer Sings

Summer Sings returns to the Eastman School of Music in July. Readings of popular choral repertoire kick off on July 9 with Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem,” featuring Rayvon T. J. Moore as conductor. 7:30 p.m. esm.rochester.edu

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1. A.J. Dungan

This weekend is the last weekend to catch artist A.J. Dungan’s work at the Multi-Use Community Cultural Center. Dungan draws on his classic academic training and passion for color field painting as well as abstract impressionism. His latest series, (hu)MAN ...

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2. Free Fishing Days

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced several free fishing days in 2019, and Finger Lakes Museum will host one on Saturday, June 29. Fishing expert Alan Fess will offer tips and tricks. 8 to 11 a.m. fingerlakesmuseum.org

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4. Independence Day

The City of Rochester celebrates Independence Day with a fireworks show and live music. Festivities begin on the Main Street Bridge, from South Avenue to Exchange Street. Music begins at 7 p.m. with Paul Boutte & The Motown Revue, Orquestra ...

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5. Moonlight Stroll Concert Series

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park kicks off the Moonlight Stroll Concert Series on Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. with Paulsen & Baker, featuring Chaapel. The artists bring folk, rock and “good time” music. sonnenberg.org

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