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1. Happy Noon Year

Rochester Museum & Science Center is welcoming 2020 with a Happy Noon Year celebration. Skip the hassle of staying up until midnight by starting a new tradition exploring time-honored traditions from around the world. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on ...

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2. New Year’s Eve dinner & a movie

The George Eastman Museum is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner & a movie at the Dryden Theatre. Enjoy dinner, a beverage and dessert at the Eastman Museum Café before a special nitrate screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca.” Seatings are ...

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3. Rochester Midwinter Renaissance Faire

The Multi-Use Community Cultural Center and The Shakespeare Company of Greater Rochester present a week of Renaissance-flavored comedy, dance and music with the Rochester Midwinter Renaissance Faire. Every night will be a different selection of Renaissance-themed acts, topped off with ...

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4. Christmas with the King: Tribute to Elvis.

OFC Creations presents “Christmas with the King: Tribute to Elvis.” Patrick Johnson, the ultimate Elvis tribute artist, will present a special concert that’s appropriate for the whole family and will put audiences in a rockin’ Christmas mood. The show incorporates ...

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5. Life in the Waters of the Finger Lakes

Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Cumming Nature Center is offering a temporary exhibit titled Life in the Waters of the Finger Lakes. The works will illuminate some of the mysteries beneath the Finger Lakes’ surface, shining a light on a ...

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1. Breakfast (for Dinner!) with Santa Under the Stars

The Rochester Museum & Science Center is offering Breakfast (for Dinner!) with Santa Under the Stars. Enjoy a breathtaking view with your favorite breakfast foods under the Strasenburgh Planetarium dome. Admission also includes a visit with Santa, a workshop on ...

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2. Holiday Open House

Genesee Country Village & Museum is throwing open the doors one last time this year for the Holiday Open House this weekend. There will be a tree lighting, tastings of seasonal food like plum cake and a visit with St. ...

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3. Snowed In: Winter Break Science Days

Starting next week, the Rochester Museum & Science Center and the Strasenburgh Planetarium are hosting Snowed In: Winter Break Science Days. Discover the wonders of winter with hands-on activities like snow daze and snow city workshops, demonstrations by RMSC staff ...

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4. The Duck Variations

David Mamet’s “The Duck Variations” is being brought to life at the Multi-Use Community Cultural Center. Directed by Jean Gordon Ryon, the play dramatizes the old adage that people who talk with authority on a topic are the ones most ...

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5. ABBA REVISITED

ABBA REVISITED, the No. 1 tribute band to ABBA, is coming to del Lago Resort & Casino’s The Vine. The group’s record-breaking hits continue to thrill music lovers of varying generations, and ABBA REVISITED recreates the magic of the band ...

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1. Annie

The Cobblestone Players kick off their third season with a production of “Annie.” The title characters, Grace and Daddy Warbucks, shine with talent and heartfelt delivery, while Miss Hannigan, Rooster and Lily will leave the audience in stitches with their ...

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2. BFA Thesis Exhibition

This is the last weekend to catch the College at Brockport’s fall BFA Thesis Exhibition. Gallery director Tim Massey says the exhibit “celebrates the accomplishments of our graduating BFA students.” On display through Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Tower Fine ...

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3. Pirate Toy Fund Finale

Join Pirate Toy Fund founder Gary the Happy Pirate as he marks the closing on this year’s toy drive. This is the only nonprofit organization in the country dedicated to distributing new toys all year long to children in need ...

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4. A Christmas Carol

Rochester actor Kim Tenreiro presents his one-man show of Charles Dickens’ iconic holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Tenreiro will perform this show from memory to benefit Children Awaiting Parents. In the past 11 years, Tenreiro, a former pharmacist, has performed ...

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5. 2019 Native American Winter Arts Festival

This Saturday is Ganondagan’s 2019 Native American Winter Arts Festival. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Seneca Art & Culture Center will host performances by Iroquois social dancers in regalia, storytelling, traditional foods and a Native American artisan gift ...

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