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1. 15th Annual GreekFest


This weekend marks the 15th Annual GreekFest. Stop by and immerse yourself in Greek culture, from music and dancing to food and desserts. Attendees can also tour the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit Community, a church that has ...

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2. Dog Day Afternoon

In conjunction with the Working Like a Dog exhibit in the John L. Wehle Gallery and National Dog Day, Genesee Country Village & Museum is hosting a Dog Day Afternoon on Saturday. At this event, guests can see how dogs ...

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3. Puzzle

The Little Theatre is showing the 2018 drama “Puzzle” tonight. Starring Kelly Macdonald and Irfan Khan, the movie depicts a suburban wife and mother who sneaks off to New York City to participate in a jigsaw puzzle tournament and experience ...

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4. Jeremiah’s Tavern 40th birthday

Jeremiah’s Tavern is celebrating its 40th birthday this weekend. Each of the four locations—Monroe Avenue, Gates, Penfield and Henrietta—will have live music and drink specials for patrons to enjoy. The tavern will also offer select items at special pricing. The ...

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5. The Surreal Visions of Josephine Tota

On display at the Memorial Art Gallery are The Surreal Visions of Josephine Tota. Tota was a first-generation Italian immigrant who worked as a local seamstress. She discovered painting in her early seventies to depict reflections of her difficult past. ...

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1. Fiddlers’ Fair


Genesee Country Village & Museum is hosting Fiddlers’ Fair this weekend. There will be five stages featuring musicians of all ages and experience playing a variety of string instruments. Featured performers include Mitzie Collins and the Striking Strings, Flint Hill ...

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3. 4th Annual Porch PETicure

Maxim Spa & Salon Inc. is hosting its 4th Annual Porch PETicure event in conjunction with National Dog Day, Aug. 26. All proceeds from every porch pedicure that takes place between Aug. 22 and 25 will be donated to Verona ...

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4. Summer Pops Concert

Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra and Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra are joining forces for a summer pops concert. They will perform hits from Broadway musicals such as “Oklahoma” and blockbuster movies “E.T.” and “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” 3 p.m. on ...

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5. Major Barbara

Classics Theater of Greater Rochester is presenting George Bernard Shaw’s “Major Barbara.” The dark comedy is set in London in 1905 and follows the family of a munitions magnate, an odd inheritance and the struggles of an estranged family. Performances ...

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1. Living Fabric


“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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