Kids: The Queen of Play cordially invites all regional youngsters to engage in a magical weekend filled with fairytale fun at the National Museum of Play (1 Manhattan Square). Dress the kids in their courtly best, and bring them to the museum on Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., or Sunday, March 3, 1-4 p.m. Kids can play games, make crafts, try on chainmail, and meet the Fairy Godmother in person.
Music/Lecture: EqualityUganda will be held Saturday at SUNY Geneseo (1 College Rd., Geneseo, geneseo.edu), featuring a lecture with human rights activist Luzau Balowa and a concert performance, including the Rochester’s Gay Men’s Choir. The free lecture starts at 4:30 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m., tickets are $20, $5 for students.
Film: Local film fans have had an especially rough winter since the George Eastman House’s Dryden Theatre (900 East Ave., eastmanhouse.org/dryden2013), the premier archival cinema in the area, has been closed for an extensive remodel. The good news is that the wait is over, and the revamped Dryden open tonight, with a kick off at 5:30 p.m. including a first look at the renovated theater, and then a dinner in the Eastman House featuring wines inspired by “Sideways.” Tickets to this gala dinner cost $200. The screening begins at 8 p.m., and tickets for the film and Q&A cost $25-$30.
Music: Country artists The Skiffle Minstrels will be hitting up Sticky Lips Saturday night, so if you want to catch some country this side of Nashville, head on down. Music starts at 9 p.m. and is free.
Theater: The Rochester area is awash with great live theater. But if you’re looking for something a little different, or if your attention span isn’t what it used to be, consider the biennial Festival of Ten, returning this weekend to SUNY Brockport. This theater festival features 10 plays that run for a mere 10 minutes. This year’s festival — the eighth put on by Brockport — includes plays titled “The Antichrist Cometh,” “Bloodmatch.com,” “What a Drag It Is,” “The Wilderness,” and “Defrost” (pictured). The SUNY Brockport Department of Theatre and Music Studies selected these entries from more than 400 submissions sent in from playwrights around the globe. A Playwrights Symposium will take place on Saturday, March 9, and feature an opportunity to network with theater professionals and learn from playwrights who focus in short plays. Show times this weekend are Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $8-$15. For more information call 395-2787 or visit brockport.edu.
Music: Sure, all roads may lead to Rome, but on Sunday night, a few of them, or at least the ones you should take, head to the Park Avenue Boulder (739 Park Ave., bouldercoffeeco.com) for folk artist The Grey Hollow Road at 8 p.m. Performance is free.