A rededication and ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning marked the official opening to a renovated Geva Theatre Center, following a seven-year-long process that touched on virtually every part of the 51,832-square-foot space. Geva had closed for the summer in order to finish work on its lobby, cafe, a new members' lounge, flooring in the Fielding Stage theater, and carpeting and seating for the Wilson Stage theater.
The thoroughly enjoyable exhibit at Clifton Springs' Main Street Arts gallery features the work of eight of our region's most talented printmakers. It's a fairly straightforward show, offering the chance to get better acquainted with the variety of techniques utilized by this small group, and the diversity of aesthetics that can be achieved with different print media.
Darumas or Dharma dolls are dolls modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism, and are traditionally given as talismans of good luck in Japan. The symbol-rich, hollow, round, papier-mâché objects can be figures or just heads, and are seen as a symbol of perseverance, making them a popular token of encouragement from one person to another, or a maker of goal-setting by an individual.
From school buses to construction vehicles, children will have the opportunity to explore different trucks, climb in the driver's seat, and beep the horn at Kids and Trucks, a fundraiser hosted by The Children's Institute. The weekend event will benefit the institute's programs dedicated to early childhood research and positive development while letting children explore a multitude trucks they've only ever read about or played with as toys.
As Fashion Week of Rochester approaches, a new Nan Miller Gallery exhibit will be in the stylish spirit. "Fashion in Art" will include more than 50 works from local, national, and international artists, featuring avant-garde, contemporary, classical styles.
Rob's Trail, the first of its kind traveling from Hemlock Lake to Canadice Lake is opening this weekend. Rob van der Stricht, a lover of the Finger Lakes and a dedicated environmentalist who died in 2006, dreamed of a trail connecting the lakes, and this grand opening will finally make it a reality.
Following a two-year run on Broadway, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is about to launch its first US tour from right here in Rochester. Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, "Curious Incident" focuses on Christopher Boone — an exceptionally intelligent 15-year-old boy who is "ill-equipped to interpret everyday life" — as he investigates the murder of his neighbor's dog.
The 8th Annual Springwater Music Fair and American Crafts Show will be held Saturday, September 17, and Sunday, September 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on the lovely ramble of Punky Hollow Farm (8277 Pardee Hollow Road in Wayland). This year's event is held in celebration of Springwater's Bicentennial, and will feature fiddling-focused live music, Finger Lakes regional artisans selling their wares, music workshops, food vendors, and kid-friendly activities — take the tykes for a woodland walk, and then use materials you've gathered to build fairy houses.
"The Rocky Horror Show" has always had a strong cult following in Rochester — just take a look at how many groups screen "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" throughout the fall — and now RAPA will stage its own production of the original 1973 classic. The musical premiered in the West End in 1973, opened on Broadway in 1975 (the same year as the film adaptation), and saw a Broadway revival in 2000.
The Rochester Institute of Technology's Big Shot photo project gathers hundreds of volunteers to shine lights on historical landmarks in the nighttime as cameras capture a unique photograph. This year's challenge: Rochester's Kodak Tower.