LITERATURE: Attend a book club of a different sort tonight, 6-9 p.m., at Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince St.). Bring your own art book to share with the Visual Book Club, and peruse books from the VSW library. The event is free; for more information, call 442-8676 or visit vsw.org.
SPECIAL EVENT: Are you solo, and sick of your attached-at-the-hips coupled-up friends? Attend the Rochester Singletons Social Event today at 1 p.m., held at the Fairport Library (1 Village Landing). The event is free, but registration is required: call 223-9091.
SPECIAL EVENT: Tonight at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County (249 Highland Ave.), The Zonta Club of Rochester will present Penny Coleman with "Celebrating Women," a multimedia presentation that showcases women's extraordinary contributions to building America. The event takes place 6:30-8 p.m. and costs $10-$20 to attend. For more information, call 654-8204, email email@example.com, or visit zontarochester.org or mycce.org.
COMEDY: Check out the Young Comedians' Open Mic held tonight, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Writers & Books (740 University Ave.). Ages 11-18 are free to participate, and will be allotted 5 minutes to try out their routines. Gather your courage, or attend to support the kiddos. The event is free. More info: wab.org/events/2012_09.shtml.
MUSIC: Ready to have some wisdom imparted unto you? Head down tonight to check out local rock group Wisdom Kids at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave., bugjar.com) along with support from Ron McIntyre and Buffalo band Hunting for Teeth. Doors open at 8, music starts at 9, and tickets will only run you $6-$8. Don't want the party to stop? DJ PROFESSOR will take over after the bands at midnight.
MUSIC: Albany-based alt-rockers Aficionado have been on an ever-evolving sonic safari since their formation in 2004. What was supposed to be a straight-forward, in-your-face post-hardcore outfit, grew into an "11-piece, theatrical prog-rock spectacle," before ultimately sculpting the lineup into the robust seven-member group it is today. The band plays tonight at Dubland Underground (315 Alexander St.), 6 p.m., tickets running $10.