In a press conference today, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, the successor to its Xbox 360 home video game system.
Special Event: Dicky's (791 Meigs St.) will host an Arrested Developement Trivia Night & Costume Contest & Chicken Dance Off tonight, 7 p.m. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. COME ON! For more information, call 730-8310 or visit facebook.com/DickysRochester.
Blackfriars Theatre has released the details of its 64th season, which
will start in October 2013 and run through June 2014. The
season begins this fall with "Me and Jezebel" (October 18-November 2), a comedy
starring local drag legends Aggy Dune and Kasha Davis
about actress Bette Davis coming to dinner at a fan's home and deciding to stay
Lecture: The Susan B. Anthony Museum and House (17 Madison St.) will host an event in their Monday lecture series today, during which Dr. Alison Parker
Special Event: Preview the brilliance of the coming generations at the Finger Lakes Regional Invention Convention, hosted by Rochester Museum and Science Center (657 East Ave.) on Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is included in museum admission ($11-$13). For more info, call 697-1942 or visit rmsc.org.
Film: "Star Trek Into Darkness" opens in wide release today. For film times head right here.
Art: Head over to Hanlon-Fiske Studios (34 Elton St.) tonight at 7 p.m. for The Icarus Sessions, a series of informal enlightening lightning talks during which you can speak for 140 seconds about art you're working on, what inspires you, what's holding you back, or whatever.
At an April rehearsal at the Rochester City Ballet studios on University Avenue, the company was running through the George Balanchine work "Serenade" under the direction of Leslie Peck, one of an elite group of dancers authorized by the George Balanchine Trust to stage his ballets, in an effort to keep the artistic integrity of his works intact. It is a much-sought-after privilege in the dance world, to have one of these "repetiteurs" set a Balanchine work on your company.
A frenzied, flamboyant 'Dream'
For a director, William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is always threatening to become "A Midsummer Night's Nightmare." The wide-ranging play, currently at Geva Theatre Center, dives headlong into comedy at the same time that it sidles more subtly toward tragedy.
Theater: "50 Shades! The Musical," the parody of the book series "50 Shades of Grey," comes to the Auditorium Theatre (885 E. Main St.) tonight. The 7:30 p.m. show sold out, and a 5 p.m. show has been added. Tickets cost $39.50-$47.50, and the musical is recommended for ages 18 and over. For more information, call 222-5000 or visit rbtl.org.
Our culture is inundated with what is known as "potato-chip entertainment." We know that certain books, programs, and films offer little intellectual sustenance, if they don't rot our minds outright.