Friday, July 17, 2015

Weekend culture: "Walk a Mile in Our Own Shoes," WALL\THERAPY kick off, "A Street Light Festival"

Posted By on Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 1:13 PM

The forecast for tonight and at least part of tomorrow looks rather dubious, and while it may or may not rain on Pride Parade, don't be discouraged from joining the fun. Grab your umbrella and rain boots -- there's a lot to do and see over the next couple of days. Follow our coverage on Twitter and Instagram: @roccitynews.

The Rochester Arts Center (formerly the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, 713 Monroe Avenue) will host a reception tonight, 6 to 9 p.m., for "Walk a Mile in Our Own Shoes." The show features work by ceramic artists Ryan Schulz and Ryan Snow, at the culmination of their year-long residency at Genesee Pottery. The reception is free and open to the public, and the show continues through August 15. Firehouse Gallery hours are Monday to Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 271-5183, or visit

WALL\THERAPY 2015 kicks off tonight with a reception for "IMPACT!," an exhibition of work by each of the artists on this year's lineup. The event will take place at 1975 Gallery (89 Charlotte Street), from 6 to 9 p.m., and admission is free. Weather permitting, the muralists will begin work on Saturday, and work through Sunday, July 26. For more information, visit

Also kicking off tonight is the inaugural"A Street Light Festival," which will take place in the Neighborhood of the Arts, centering on the Village Gate, Anderson Alley, and a section of Anderson Avenue. The outdoor festival, which is a signature event in celebration of ROC the Year of Light, will showcase the innovative work of area light artists and feature interactive light-infused spectacles.

The free show starts after dark (about 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.) tonight and again Saturday night, weather providing. Organizers have informed us that the show will go on in the case of a light drizzle, will delay in the case of showers, and will be cancelled tonight if there is a steady hard rain, and launch tomorrow in better weather. For more information, read our feature on the festival, or visit

The Rochester Museum & Science Center's Strasenburgh Planetarium (657 East Avenue) will be open for both evenings of "A Street Light Festival." A cash bar starts at 7:45 p.m., with special performances of the Radiohead laser show at 8:15 p.m. and the 90s laser show at 9:30 p.m. on both nights. Tickets to the laser shows are $7 for the general public and $6 for students and seniors. For more information, call 271-4320 or visit

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