MUSIC: It’s always great to see local musicians coming together for a good cause, and tonight you have a chance to give back at X-Fest, a benefit Concert for the victims of the Newtown tragedy at California Brew Haus (402 Ridge Road West). Over ten acts will be there, music starts at 8 p.m. and costs $5, with all proceeds going to the cause.
Music: Even if you were far away from home or friend or family this holiday season, you still have to chance to be almost home, or at least close to it, tonight. Check out Close To Home (with We Are Defiance opening up) tonight at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St., waterstreetmusic.com) at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon. Tickets cost $10.
Recreation: It’s winter, and we’ve finally got the precipitation to show for it. Take advantage of the recent sky dump by participating in the Moonlight Snowshoe at Helmer Nature Center (154 Pinegrove Ave., Irondequoit) tonight, 7-9 p.m. The cost to participate is $5-$7, and this event is adults-only. For more information, call 336-3035 or visit westirondequoit.org/helmer.htm.
Recreation: Get some fresh air this weekend by participating in one of the Genesee Valley Hiking Club’s hikes. On Saturday, December 29, at 11 a.m., meet at the Durand golf course lot for a moderate 6-7 mile hike. If conditions permit, snowshoeing is allowed, but skiing is prohibited. The event has no charge. For more information, call 323-1911 or visit gvhchikes.org. On Sunday, December 30, at 1 p.m., meet at Cobb’s Hill Norris Drive lot for a moderate 3 mile hike. For more info, call 254-4047 or visit gvhchikes.org.
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