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1. Living Fabric

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“Living Fabric” is the title of International Art Acquisition’s latest exhibition. Featured artist Kathleen Kinkopf uses light and shadows to produce lifelike textures, as seen above in her piece “Legato Rosso.” On display through Aug. 31. Internationalartacquisitions.com

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2. Earth Wind and Fire

Legendary band Earth Wind and Fire is stopping at CMAC at the end of this month. Come hear your favorite hits like “September” and “Let’s Groove” from the band that has managed to cover R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, ...

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3. Summer Smash

This year is season three of Causewave’s Summer Smash. Participants can enjoy team building activities like giant Jenga and Plinko, a dunk tank, music, food trucks and local beer and wine. Event kicks off at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 ...

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4. Geva Theatre Center’s Summer Academy Showcase

Twenty-six local students have been diligently preparing for this weekend’s event: Geva Theatre Center’s Summer Academy Showcase. Performers will act out scenes and perform songs from notable shows like “Othello,” “West Side Story” and “Much Ado about Nothing.” Showcase starts ...

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5. Genesee Country Village and Museum

It’s a busy weekend at Genesee Country Village and Museum. The 16th Annual National Silver Ball Tournament runs Friday through Sunday and top vintage baseball teams gather to play in a round-robin tournament played by 1860s rules—meaning no gloves or ...

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1. Hidden Garden Concert

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Maybird with special opener Cammy Enaharo will perform at George Eastman Museum’s Hidden Garden Concert. Maybird blends psychedelia and rock for an evocative sound. The band has toured with big names like Portugal. The Man and Joywave. Enaharo (pictured above) ...

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2. Dierks Bentley

Country music sensation Dierks Bentley is performing at Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center this weekend. A stop on his Mountain High Tour, Bentley brings special guests Brothers Osborne and LANCO along for the ride. 7 p.m. on Saturday. darienlake.com/concerts  

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4. View Mars

The Rochester Institute of Technology invites the public to stop in and view Mars from the observatory’s telescopes tonight. This summer, Mars is almost as close to the sun and the Earth as it will ever get. Viewing hours are ...

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5. Rochester Black Pride

Next week is Rochester Black Pride from Aug. 8 to 12. Throughout the five day celebration there will be mocha workshops, a black trans brunch, live music, a cookout, a film premiere and the Black Pride Festival on Aug. 11. ...

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1. Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

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Peacemaker Brewing Co. will host a performance by Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Rio Tomatlan in Canandaigua this weekend. The quartet have released over a dozen albums, the most recent being “Native Heart.” Special guests Tommy Burnett Band, The ...

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2. 42nd Annual Sterling Renaissance Festival

If you’re looking for weekend fun, the 42nd Annual Sterling Renaissance Festival runs every Saturday and Sunday from now until Aug. 19. This weekend is “pirate invasion weekend”—pirates will be roaming the Shire with swashbuckling adventure, comedy and music. 10 ...

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3. Disenchanted

DVC Presents “Disenchanted” this weekend at the Multi-Use Community Cultural Center. Ten years after DVC’s first performance, the music is brought back with a new title, a new book and an all-MCR soundtrack. 7:30 p.m. tonight, 2 and 7:30 p.m. ...

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4. Carlo Van Ulft

Carlo Van Ulft is the final carillonneur to perform in the University of Rochester’s Hopeman Memorial Recital Series. The Netherlands native has served on the staff of the Royal Carillon School in Belgium and has held the role of municipal ...

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5. Charlotte’s Web

Rochester Association of Performing Arts is bringing back the classic children’s tale, “Charlotte’s Web.” Young Fern spends most of her time with one of her farm animals, a pig named Wilbur. Wilbur befriends a large spider, Charlotte, who opens his ...

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