Unfortunately, appleumpkins are not a real thing (I know, this crushed my hopes and dreams, too). Regular old apples and pumpkins will have to sate our fall produce needs.
While I enjoy watching the same classic Christmas movies on TV every year, there's always something missing: a big screen. That's where the Dryden Theatre (900 East Ave.) comes in.
Lions, and tigers, and... ah, you know where I'm going with this. What you may not know is that Rochester Children's Theatre is putting on a production of "The Wizard of Oz" at the Nazareth College Arts Center (4245 East Ave) starting this Saturday, December 14.
Many of us feel far too strapped for time to make a big, positive impact on our community, but when we put our heads together, we can always find a way. ROC the Day, which takes place on Wednesday, December 11, is a 24-hour online event that invites all residents of the Greater Rochester nine-county region to give to the nonprofit of his or her choice.
As the landscape of Rochester turns icy and gray, we bid our memories of catching a Red Wings game at Frontier Field farewell until the summer. But wait, not quite yet: beginning this week, The Rochester Americans and Rochester Red Wings will host the Frozen Frontier games, a 10-day outdoor hockey festival held at the frozen-over Frontier Field.
While many birds have already migrated to warmer places for the course of the bleak season, there are plenty of tough ones who'll stick it out through the winter with us. Learn more about our area's wee winter wildlife and help assess their numbers with one of the upcoming Christmas bird counts.
The holidays are a source of a great deal of fun, but a lot of stress comes with them as well. If the stressful times have gotten to you, why not relax with some scantily clad women, meatballs, and beer?
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.
More Fire Glass Studio will hold its annual holiday sale this weekend, and also provide a glimpse into the mesmerizing process of glass blowing. The sale will showcase the work of the studio's skilled artists, and will feature everything from vases to jewelry to glass sculptures.
We're in that time of year where cold medicine is flying off the shelves, but don't forget about another important medicine: laughter. There will be a chance for plenty of it this Saturday, November 30, at MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.) during the 2nd Annual A Benefit Show for MuCCC's Benefit, Benefiting MuCCC.