"Carrie," Stephen King's bestselling novel about a lonely, bullied teenage girl with telekinetic abilities, who gets pushed to her breaking point by her classmates, got the Broadway musical treatment in 1988. The run lasted only five showings — what the New York Times called "the most expensive quick flop in Broadway history" — although it has been revived several times since with a lot better reception.
Need help coping with the impending inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump? Me too.
On Friday, January 20, Nazareth College's art department celebrates the art of printmaking with the opening of two new exhibits: "Woodcuts: Against the Grain" by Phillia C. Yi and "That Said: Recent Prints" by Nicholas H. Ruth. Yi's show will be held in the Arts Center Gallery, and Ruth's will be held in the Colacino Gallery, both on Nazareth's campus at 4245 East Avenue.
With its enigmatic portrayal of artificial intelligence and space exploration, Stanley Kubrick's visionary science fiction masterwork "2001: A Space Odyssey" has been enthralling and confounding audiences since its premiere in 1968. This Sunday, the Dryden Theatre will screen a recently acquired 35mm print of the film's roadshow version as part of its "First Contact" series on films that imagine humanity's first encounter with alien life forms.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This event has been cancelled. If you would like to start your theatergoing year with the stage equivalent of tasty comfort food skillfully prepared, we recommend the Basement Players' "The Last Romance," presented this weekend at MuCCC.
Aside from being a social anarchist, performance artist, political activist, author, and self-proclaimed "friendly fascist," prankster Vermin Supreme has run for President of the United States four times. If elected, he promised every citizen a free pony and would pass federal law requiring mandated oral hygiene.
Bad Kitty, the mischief-making housecat from the New York Times bestselling series by Nick Bruel, stumbles upon surprise after surprise in "Bad Kitty on Stage," which will be produced by TYKEs for its first performances outside of California and Oregon. A new puppy and a newborn baby take over Bad Kitty's once calm household and she must adapt quickly to the wacky characters around her.
For those in Rochester looking to fight for social and political change, the Rochester Activism Fair can help point you in the right direction. Several local organizations are gathering at Visual Studies Workshop to promote activism across a broad range of areas, including climate change and environmental sustainability, LGBTQ rights, law enforcement accountability, poverty, and a lot more.
It's hard to believe it's been a whole year since Major Tom left Starship Earth. David Bowie's death in January 2016 had such a worldwide impact, people have joked that it kicked off the rest of last year's many horrors.
On Friday, January 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the annual "Winter Warmth: A Soup(er) Benefit" returns to Cat Clay (Suite 242, Hungerford Building, 1115 East Main Street; take door 2, by the loading docks). The beloved charity event donates 100 percent of proceeds to the Healthy Sisters Soup & Bean Works, a non-profit organization that helps prepare women in recovery to re-enter the workforce.
John Williams is arguably the greatest living film composer. He's responsible for the most memorable music to some of the most beloved movies of all time, and his work on Steven Spielberg's action masterpiece, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," is no exception.
Celebrating the New Year and Three Kings Day (January 6), the Rochester Puerto Rican Festival will host its annual Trulla Navideña party on Saturday, January 7. Trulla Navideña is a festive Christmas season tradition with its roots in Puerto Rico (among other Latin American countries), where a small group of revelers gather with instruments to play and sing folk Christmas songs at the doorstep of a friend.
If the Rochester winter weather starts to get you down during January, you may find an escape at International Art Acquisitions. The gallery, through this month, is displaying "Parisian Afternoon," an exhibition of paintings by contemporary Brazilian artist Monteiro Prestes that depict the iconic, romantic hustle and bustle of Parisian life.
Four Rochester artists — Constance Mauro, Elizabeth Durand, g.a. Sheller, and Jim Barclay — draw on their personal travel experiences, and unique art styles, for the new exhibit "4 Directions," now hanging in St. John Fisher's Ross Art Gallery. On display are Mauro's monoprints and encaustic paintings of Iceland; Durand's collographic monoprints of the US and Ireland; gum bichromate works of the US, Greece, France, and Italy by g.a. Sheller; and atmospheric color photographs of Ireland by Jim Barclay.
For its 3rd annual Winter Parafest, paranormal team Genesee Valley Paranormal Investigators will host a stacked lineup of lectures for those fascinated by — or even just curious about — the unknown. Other paranormal teams, psychics, and authors from across the country will give short talks about everything from investigating Sasquatch and the Rolling Hills Asylum to research into the spiritual realm.
End your 2016 in murderous, hard-boiled fashion when the Eastman Museum's Dryden Theatre (900 East Avenue) screens John Huston's classic 1941 film noir "The Maltese Falcon" on Saturday, December 31. Often credited as the first screen noir, the film is based on Dashiell Hammett's novel and stars Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade, a ruthless private eye who gets dragged into a labyrinthine plot involving crooks, femme fatales, and other various unsavory characters on the hunt for a priceless jeweled falcon statuette.