Your troubles aren't allowed through the doors at the Kit Kat Klub. Its final show of the 2016-17 season, the Rochester Broadway Theatre League will host Roundabout Theatre Company's touring production of "Cabaret."
The Borinquen Dance Theatre's hopes to promote unity during its 36th anniversary community performance, "Together We Dance, United We Soar." The dance company, rich in Puerto Rican culture, imbues its performances with traditional and authentic island moves, and channels the roots of each performer as Artistic Director Nydia Padilla-Rodriguez and Co-choreographer Christopher Morrison intertwine their students' confidence, culture, and training to prepare the young talent for the stage.
Through June 3, AXOM Gallery (176 Anderson Avenue) is presenting the debut fine art exhibition of photographer Stephen Reardon, "Conversations with a Stranger," which includes a selection of portraits form an ongoing personal project Reardon uses to confront his own social anxiety. To create this body of work, Reardon chooses a place where he can sit and watch for the right person to appear.
Open Letter Books will conclude the current season of its Reading the World Conversation Series on Monday, May 1, with two events that feature South Korean writer and translator Bae Suah. She will speak at the University of Rochester's Humanities Center (Rush Rhees Library, 755 Library Road, River Campus) from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., and appear at NOX Cocktail Lounge (Village Gate, 302 North Goodman) from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The College at Brockport's Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble will perform a program filled with passionate premieres this weekend during its annual series of concerts. Artistic Director Sarah Zehnder and Musical Director Khalid Abdul N'Faly Saleem lead the ensemble — which is dedicated to performing modern and traditional works of the African Diaspora.
You can almost hear the Texas twang when reading the synopsis to "Red Velvet Cake War," which The Penfield Players will stage as its spring comedy. In the deep-Texas small town of Sweetgum, three Verdeen cousins — Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmy — are dead-set on throwing their family reunion, even as things spin out of control around them.
The Rochester Association of Performing Arts, beginning this weekend, will have two spectacles running onstage at the Kodak Center for Performing Arts. On the main stage, Premier Productions and RAPA will present the Broadway musical "42nd Street."
As we head into warmer weather, Rochester City Ballet's 2016-17 season finale is fittingly called "Summer of Love." Running Thursday through Sunday at Rochester Auditorium Theatre, RCB's latest work features the music of some of the greatest artists to emerge in the 60's: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Animals, Cat Stevens, The Byrds, and more.
Improv comedy troupes Unleashed! Improv and Canary in a Coal Mine are joining forces for "Paranormal Romance," a ghostly cavalcade of irreverent comedy (and occasional singing) inspired by literature and film all about supernatural entities and those who love them.
There's no reason to be prudish about it: sex can be a lot of fun, and most people like it. In a celebration of sex- and body-positivity — and letting your kinky flag fly — the Rochester Erotic Arts Festival, this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, will host its annual weekend of performances, workshops, art, and sex ed classes for adults.
The Rochester International Children's Film Festival returns for its 12th year, touring neighborhood libraries all around Greater Rochester with a free hour-long program of 10 award-winning, kid-friendly short films. In addition to films from Russia, England, Spain, and Australia, this year's lineup also includes "Last Stop on Market Street," which is based on the Newbery Award-winning book and created by Rochester kids enrolled in the School No. 8 YMCA Afterschool Program.
On Monday, the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School will host a screening of Ava DuVernay's vital, eye-opening documentary "13th" as part of the organization's "When I was in Prison...Restoring Dignity and Justice" lecture series. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at last year's Academy Awards, the film examines the 13th Amendment, drawing a direct line from the legacy of slavery in the United States to today's systemic mass incarceration of African-American men.
There are easy tricks to keep someone from reading a contract: make the legal language even harder to slosh through by printing or posting it in all caps with no paragraph breaks. We've all encountered this when agreeing to the terms of using different social media apps, and most of us, eyes glazed over, rush to just hit "agree."
Demons, zombies, and beer pixies, oh my! Who you gonna call?
The conclusion of Geva Theatre Center's 2017 Fielding Studio Series brings "Sex with Strangers" to the stage. The Kitchen Theatre Company (based in Ithaca) production follows Olivia, an undervalued novelist, and Ethan, a successful blogger whose fame comes from his one-night stand tales, as the two get stranded in the same cabin during a snowstorm.
The University of Rochester's 2017 Rainbow Lecture will feature Dartmouth College's William Cheng tackling the online realm of gaming culture and the functions of gender, morality, and societal norms in the video game sphere. Cheng, a professor of music, media, and ethics, uses his expertise to analyze and criticize how users interact with their online community, which ultimately shape the principles of the individual themselves.