The locally based, internationally renowned troupe wows with home season
Rochesterians are graced by having
a dance company with the stature and international reputation of Garth Fagan
Dance living and performing in our city. I feel especially privileged at having
the ongoing opportunity to annually see fresh work, discuss it with Fagan and
his protégé Norwood "P.J." Pennewell, and analyze it
First Friday is a monthly citywide gallery night showcasing area artists. Participating galleries exhibit a mix of local, national, and international talent, and many artists open their studios to the public.
Rochester's all-season cyclists craft custom vehicles
Many Rochesterians shy away from bicycling because of our harsh, fickle weather, or because our city, like so many others, has been developed around roadways. And though it's slowly improving, we don't yet have the best biking infrastructure.
First Friday is a citywide gallery night that takes place on the first Friday of every month 6-9 p.m. at several local art venues. The idea is to provide a night that is open and accessible to all who want to come out and engage with Rochester artists and view some of the works being created by the Rochester art community.
The holiday spirit infects the city of Rochester this week as several events help to kick off the festive season. The Park Avenue Merchants Association will be putting on its annual Park Ave Holiday Open House, which will take place Thursday, December 5, 5-9 p.m.
Rochester-based choreographer Garth Fagan has earned international recognition for his work. In fact, in 2012 he was named one of "America's Irreplaceable Dance Treasures" and his work was recognized as having significantly enriched American cultural influence.
Unless you live under a rock — a rock that has no books — chances are you're familiar with one of Dr. Seuss' most famous stories, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." What most of us may not be familiar with is the book being turned into live theatrical adaptation.
Much like Brandon Walsh from "Beverly Hills 90210," I'm not much of a dancer. Give me five beers and a My Morning Jacket concert and I'll get down like there's no tomorrow, but aside from that I'm pretty awkward when it comes to dancing.
Although we've all heard the phrase "don't judge a book by its cover," subconsciously, we can't help but do it anyway. That's why this Friday, December 6, Writers & Books is doing us all a favor and taking the cover out of the equation by wrapping its books in nondescript brown paper.
Celebrate local folk art this weekend by checking out two special arts and crafts sales taking place in Rochester. The Rochester Folk Art Guild will host its Annual Holiday Festival of Crafts, a three-day event designed to showcase the work of the guild's skilled artisans and craftsmen.