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1. David Cowles

Cobblestone Arts Center Gallery is celebrating the art of Rochester native David Cowles. His work has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Time, and The Village Voice, to name a few. This is the last weekend to check out the ...

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2. Dialogue on Disability

In celebration of Al Sigl Community of Agencies and WXXI’s Dialogue on Disability week, “Sesame Street’s” first muppet on the autism spectrum, Julia, will be at the Golisano Autism Center for a sensory-friendly day of fun. There will be hands-on ...

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3. Salieri & Mozart

Eastman Opera Theatre continues its season with the double-bill of Salieri’s “Prima la musica e poi le parole” and Mozart’s “Der Schauspieldirektor.” Ian Silverman directs and Timothy Long oversees the musical direction. Both pieces are brief, and both have a ...

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4. Shifting Navigations

Geva Theatre Center is hosting electricGrit Dance which is hosting an evening of dance theatre titled Shifting Navigations. Featuring choreographers Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp and Anne Harris Wilcox, this performance traverses the range of contemporary dance theatre. 7:30 p.m. on Jan. ...

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5. Zhou Family Band

Eastman Presents and The Barbara B. Smith World Music Series welcome the Zhou Family Band. They hail from Lingbi in Anhui Province of Central Eastern China, and the band takes pride in being the loudest orchestra at any festival. They ...

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1. Photography Workshops

Jess Kamens Photography is hosting two photography workshops to educate participants on how to create meaningful images as well as how to navigate different settings and apps. Instructors Kamens and Gabriella Hunt simplify technical photography terms in a way that’s ...

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2. Magic in the Making

Geva Theatre Center invites the public to its annual open house, “Magic in the Making.” Stop in and check out the set of “Slow Food” and meet the talented artisans who tirelessly work offstage to make things happen onstage. Jan. ...

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3. The Sky Tonight

Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Strasenburgh Planetarium is currently hosting a show titled “The Sky Tonight.” Come take a tour of stars, constellations and planets. See website for schedule. rmsc.org

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4. Dialogue on Disability

WXXI is hosting Dialogue on Disability: The Herman & Margaret Schwartz Community Series. From Jan. 20-26, WXXI-TV and WXXI-Kids will air special PBS Kids programming that deals with disability issues. At 8 p.m. on Jan. 22, WXXI-TV will air “Father ...

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5. Three one-act plays

The Multi-Use Community Cultural Center is hosting three one-act plays by W.S. Gilbert: “A Medical Man,” “The Hooligan” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.” Performed by Off Monroe Players and directed by Charles Palella, shows run Jan. 24 and 25 at 7:30 ...

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1. Nathan Laube

Eastman School of Music’s January Faculty Artist Series Concerts kicks off with Nathan Laube, associate professor of organ. The performance will include selections by Byrd, Van Noordt, Sweelinck and Louis Couperin. Laube performs on Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at ...

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2. Winterfest

This weekend marks the 25th annual Winterfest, hosted at Mendon Ponds Park. Winterfest will feature a variety of seasonal participatory activities, including sledding, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, as well as demonstrations by local organizations and clubs. Popular spectator competitions include ...

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3. Slow Food

Geva Theatre Center presents Wendy MacLeod’s “Slow Food.” Peter and Irene’s anniversary celebration in Palm Springs is off to a rocky start, but they are looking forward to a nice meal in a local restaurant. It’s just their luck to ...

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4. Rochester Americans

The Rochester Americans play at home on Friday, Jan. 10 versus the Belleville Senators and Jan. 17 against the Cleveland Monsters. Puck drop is at 7:05 p.m. both nights. The Amerks currently lead the North division of the Eastern conference. ...

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5. Visual Music

Eastman School of Music’s Beal Institute, under the direction of Associate Professor Mark Watters, presents “Visual Music: An Evening of World-Premiere Film and Music Collaborations.” Compositions from Eastman’s Contemporary Media and Film Scoring Department will be performed live-to-picture by the ...

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