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1. Hidden Garden Concert


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


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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1. Nature as Muse


Victoria Conners, a felting artist, is hosting a “Nature as Muse” exhibit at the Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery at St. John Fisher College. The exhibition is reflective of Conners’ plein art felting depicting landscapes from national parks. On display through ...

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2. Arctic Monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys are coming to perform at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center with the Mini Mansions on July 25. The band will perform songs from their latest album, “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m., ...

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4. Hopeman Memorial Recital Series

Next week’s Hopeman Memorial Recital Series concert—hosted by the University of Rochester Carillon Society—is Gordon Slater, a Canadian carillonneur, bassoonist, organist and conductor. Slater is best known for serving as Dominion Carillonneur of Canada from 1977 until 2008. Concert begins ...

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