SPECIAL EVENT: ZooBrew takes place tonight, 5:30-9 p.m., at Seneca Park Zoo (2222 St. Paul St.). Enjoy food, adult beverages, music by Last Minute Blues Band, and check out the animals without having to navigate through masses of children. Admission is $10 and the event is restricted to ages 21 and over. For info: 336-7200, senecaparkzoo.org.
ART: The First Friday gallery trek takes place tonight, with openings and receptions mostly taking place 6-9 p.m. at participating venues. Visit firstfridayrochester.org for highlights, and for a complete list of art events, visit our calendar at rochestercitynewspaper.com.
FESTIVAL: The 17th Annual Turkish Festival takes place tonight, 5-9 p.m., and continues through Sunday at Turkish Society of Rochester (677 Beahan Road, Chili). Admission is free and the festival features dancing, music, food, and activities. For information, call 266-1980.
FILMS: Movies opening in wide release this week include "The Cold Light of Day,""Lucky," and "The Words." Opening at the Little Theatre is "Robot and Frank," and films to be screened this week at the Dryden Theatre include "Back to School," "From Here to Eternity," "This is Not a Film," "Trash Dance," and "Why Change Your Wife?"
MUSIC: Barry, oh Barry. TheManilow himself will perform tonight at the Blue Cross Arena (1 Memorial Square Way). Tickets run $9.99 all the way up to $199.99, but if you donate a used instrument at the Blue Cross Arena, you can get a free ticket (see information on the campaign here: manilowmusicproject.org). Otherwise, head to bluecrossarena.com for ticketing information.
MUSIC: Birthdays are always an occasion for celebration, so come out and help local promoter Oz celebrate in style with some great local metal bands at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.).Warbladeand Order of the Dead will be tearing it up, and make sure to wish Oz a happy one for us! Music starts at 9 p.m., tickets are still TBA, but the show is 21 and over. Keep an eye on bugjar.com for all the details.
MUSIC: I'm a sucker for Celtic music, the days of denying that are long gone, and groups in Rochester have picked up that sacred tradition and mantle and will be gracing ears at Lovin Cup (300 Park Point Dr.) tonight. Sisters of Murphy are the main treat, with Callanach and Barry's Crossing opening up the night. The Emerald Isle-laced jams start at 7:30 p.m. for the low price of $5 ($3 if you're a student). Lovincup.com has all the info you'll need.
MUSIC: Looking for a more relaxed vibe for the evening? Why not head down to Lemoncello (137 West Commercial St., East Rochester) for a night of free jazz music courtesy of the Artisan Jazz Trio? The music will kick off at 7:30 p.m., so grab some dinner and some drinks and enjoy a chill Friday night out. Lemoncello137.com has any information your heart may desire.