Medina Railroad Museum announces a special exhibit with Thomas & Friends. Day Out with Thomas is a day chock-full of family fun. Kids can take a 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and meet friends like Sir Topham Hatt and Nia. There will be tons of exciting activities like photo opportunities, a magician, a bounce house, a balloon artist, a character sketch artist, storytelling and more. Friday May 17 through Sunday May 19. medinarailroad.com
“During each school year, ECMS produces an average of three recitals every week,” says Petar Kodzas, associate dean and director of ECMS. “Our performance activities reach a ‘grand finale’ during Springfest, when all of our programs showcase their work and talent in the span of a couple of weeks.”
Springfest features ensembles and students ranging from elementary school age to adults. From group performances to intimate solo shows, from swinging nights of jazz to full orchestral and wind ensembles, Springfest has it all.
“Performances play an essential part in the life-cycle of musical work: composers write music, musicians learn and play it and in a performance the audience listens,” adds Kodzas. “We invite you to honor the composers and performers for their hard work, and to make music come alive by playing your part as a listener.”
Springfest is from May 20 to June 2 at the Eastman School of Music. esm.rochester.edu/community/springfest
Genesee Country Village & Museum boasts the most unique race course in the area, featuring winding nature trails through a picturesque living history village.
This weekend is GCV’s 5K Race Through History. Chip timing is managed by PCR Timing, so some runners can aim for a new personal record, while others are welcome to take a brisk walk through the scenic trails and paths.
The Great Meadow is playing host to a variety of races for kids to make it an event for the whole family. After the race, participants are welcome to wander the historic village and museum grounds and enjoy the day’s demonstrations and activities.
The 5K begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday May 18. gcv.org
Geva Theatre Center’s live script-reading series The Hornets’ Nest continues with “The Kavanaugh Files.”
Written by Joe Salvatore and Keith Huff, “The Kavanaugh Files” is a verbatim performance of key moments of testimony from Christine Blasey Ford and U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Ford came forward with allegations in September 2018 that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. The allegations prompted a second set of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Following the hearings, Kavanaugh was confirmed by the full Senate, 50-48, as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The Kavanaugh Files” features actors who perform the original words, gestures and disfluencies of the real-life participants. In most cases, the genders have been reversed, so women are performing the roles of men and vice versa.
Following the reading, the audience will be invited to participate in a discussion. 7 p.m. on May 20. gevatheatre.org