SPECIAL EVENT: If you need help getting into that holiday season mood, check out George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. In addition to the current exhibit, which focuses on photography from the 1960s, GEH has the "Sweet Creations Gingerbread Houses" and Festival of Trees on display through December 12. The exhibits are included in museum admission ($5-$12). For more info, call 271-3361 or visit eastmanhouse.org.
MUSIC: There's just something about the word atomic that gets the blood boiling, the body ready to experience something on the extreme levels of life. Sticky Lips' (830 Jefferson Road, stickylipsbbq.com) Atomic Bomb challenge is one such thing, but tonight you'll also be able to check out rock group Atomic Swamis for free at 9 p.m. A double dose of atomic? How can you miss out?
THEATER: "Sister's Christmas Catechism," a story in which a nun uses her students to find out whatever happened to the Magi's gold, opens tonight, 7 p.m., at Geva Theatre Center (75 Woodbury Blvd.). Tickets start at $35, and the show continues through December 9. For more info, call 232-4382 or visit gevatheatre.org.
MUSIC: Looking for an open-mic night to check out? Why not head on down to the Pure Kona Open Mic at Acanthus Café (337 East Ave., 319-5999) tonight. The event is free and starts at 7:30 p.m.
LECTURE: We don't always consider the effect that the Civil War had on the original inhabitants of this land. Learn more on this subject today, 7 p.m., at a lecture given at Genesee Community College (1 College Road, Batavia) by GCC history instructor Dan Hamner. The talk is called "Among the Many Fires: Trials, Opportunities and Experiences of Native Americans in the Civil War," and is free to attend. For more information, call 343-0055 or visit civilwaratgcc.wordpress.com.
MUSIC: Want to sing and belt and test those lungs out? Wednesday night might just as well be karaoke night in Rochester. You've got Italian American Karaoke night at Italian American Community Center (150 Frank Dimino Way, 594-8882, 7:30 p.m., free), Karaokeat Sanibel Cottage (1517 Empire Blvd., Webster, 671-9340, sanibelcottage.net, 6 p.m., free), or even Karaoke at California Brew Haus (California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Road West, 621-1480, 9 p.m., free). Check one of them out and get ready to sing.