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South Wedge-Ucation, Vetiver, reggae, and more

Daily Choices: What to do on Thursday, September 13 

South Wedge-Ucation, Vetiver, reggae, and more

SPECIAL EVENT: City Newspaper's South Wedge-Ucation takes place tonight, 5-8 p.m., in the South Wedge neighborhood, and features free-to-low-cost offers from South Wedge merchants, as well as information from some of Rochester's top arts & cultural organizations. The event is free and open to the public, and the first 250 students to show up with valid college IDs will get free goody bags stuffed with swag. For more info, visit rochestercitynewspaper.com or check the event page on Facebook.

SPECIAL EVENT: Happy 100th Birthday, RMSC! In celebration, all visitors to Rochester Museum and Science Center (657 East Ave.) today will enjoy free admission, party hats, birthday cake, and seedling trees. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; for more information, call 271-1880 or visit rmsc.org.

LECTURE: The Archaeological Institute of America will hold a lecture entitled "Napoleon in Egypt: The Beginning of Egyptology" with Dr. Robert Brier at Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave.) tonight at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5; for more information, visit archaeological.org, email lectures@aia.bu.edu, or call the MAG at 276-8900.

MUSIC: Tonight at Dubland Underground (315 Alexander St), if you are in the need for some reggae, Spiritual Rez has your fix as the main act. In from Boston and getting ready to drop their first album, "Apocalypse Whenever," these Berklee graduates sound like they migrated from someplace far more Caribbean than the distinctly less-than-tropical Northeast. Grooves start at 9 p.m., entry costs $5 for 21+ and $15 for unders, and dance to spiritualrez.com with any questions.

MUSIC: Hed PE is hitting Montage Music Hall tonight. These Huntington Beach hardcore rockers have been performing their brand of "G-Punk"--a fusion of punk rock and hip hop--since their formation in 1994. This "gangstafied" genre has also been known to incorporate heavy metal, rap rock, and reggae, claiming artists like the Beastie Boys, Black Sabbath, and Bob Marley as major influences. The rock starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets run $17-$20, and themontagemusichall.com and frontgatetickets.com are where to head for more info.

MUSIC: The principle ingredients in Vetiver's mix complement and counter one another, creating a splendid sparkle. It's a tonal blend of simple pop sugar over a more serious folk-rock stock. By definition, that kind of puts the San Francisco band on the crowded indie shelf in the hip aisle. But Vetiver extends into its own territory by adopting an innocence to the seriousness and some intellectual weight to the fun. Vetiver will be hitting Lovin Cup (300 Park Point Dr.) tonight at 8 p.m., tickets cost $18-$20. Head to lovincup.com for all the details.

MUSIC: If Cyrille Aimee's beautiful voice and inventive scat singing isn't enough for you, you might want to focus on the endless chord inversions and gorgeous melodic runs Diego Figueiredo plays on his classical guitar. But Aimee and Figueiredo complement each other so magnificently you won't stand a chance of picking one over the other. You'll just be transfixed as they breeze through classics like "That Old Devil Moon," "A Night In Tunisia" and "Bye Bye Blackbird." She'll be playing tonight at the Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Ave.) at 7:30 p.m. tonight, tickets cost $20, and can be found at eventbrite.com.

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