For the past 25 years, the George Eastman Museum has hosted the Dutch Connection floral show for visitors to enjoy the types of flowers Eastman liked to have in and around his home. Fight off the wintry blues and grab a glimpse of spring by immersing yourself in beautiful flower arrangements featuring thousands of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis and freesias. The 25th Annual Dutch Connection display ends Feb. 24. eastman.org
Hands-In Entertainment is bringing Crom Saunders to Rochester for a workshop and his one-man-show “Cromania.”
Saunders will present a workshop titled “Green Eggs and Hamlet,” and it marks the beginning of Hands-In’s educational programs.
“This is the exciting beginning to many more educational and cultural opportunities we plan to offer to the deaf community of Rochester,” says Hunter Ekberg, executive director of Hands-In. “We hope to engage children and young adults as we offer diverse programming centered around performing arts.”
Saunders received his master’s in writing and went on to teach American Sign Language and deaf culture at several colleges before earning tenure at Columbia College Chicago, where he currently serves as director of deaf studies. He is also a theater interpreter and ASL master for various theater companies like Steppenwolf Theatre and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
“Green Eggs and Hamlet” runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Lyric Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24. Participants will analyze the work of Shakespeare, Seuss and other notable writers whose works are traditionally established through content, context and tone and the obstacles that are encountered when it comes to translation.
“Cromania” will be at 7:30 p.m. at The Lyric Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 24. The show features skits that incorporate pop culture, impersonations, improvisation, ASL and more. handsinentertainment.org
Join Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt for an acoustic evening at Kodak Center Theater. Playing nothing but guitars, the two will sing and share reminiscences.
Lovett is a singer, composer and actor with a music career that spans 14 studio albums. The Texas-based musician interweaves elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in an unconventional manner that destroys musical barriers.
Whether he’s touring as a duo, with his acoustic group or with his large band, his performances showcase not only the spectrum of the Texas musician’s talents, but the diversity of his influences.
His first album, self-titled, debuted in 1986, and since then he has gone on to win four Grammy Awards, was honored with the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award and was named Texas State Musician. His work continues to be eclectic and rich.
Hiatt was celebrated by music critics for a while before a larger audience discovered him as a recording artist. His works were covered by artists ranging from Bonnie Raitt, and Dr. Feelgood to Iggy Pop and Three Dog Night.
It took Hiatt 13 years to finally reach the music charts. He began his career as a solo artist in 1974 with the album “Hangin’ Around the Observatory.” The song “Sure as I’m Sittin’ Here” was covered by Three Dog Night on their album “Hard Labor” and became a top 20 hit that same year.
Over the years he has explored many different styles, from new wave pop to rock and roll before finally settling on a fusion of rock and roll, country, blues and folk. His first album in this genre was “Bring the Family” in 1987. This was his first album to hit the charts.
Lovett and Hiatt hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27. kodak.com