SPECIAL EVENT: On Saturday or Sunday, take a morning flight on the Intrepid, a Civil War-era hot-air balloon at Genesee Country Village & Museum (1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford). Flights take place 7-10 a.m. and cost $35-$45. RSVP for your spot: 294-8218, gcv.org.
FESTIVAL: Captain Redbeard's Feast takes place this weekend at Honeoye Lake (call for location: 367-8417, firstname.lastname@example.org, captainrebeards.com), featuring seafood, pirate vittles, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment. Hours are Saturday noon-dusk and Sunday 9 a.m.-dusk.
MUSIC: Lovin' Cup (300 Park Point Dr.) is run by music fans and presents a vibe where the music predominates. For this big, and FREE, Four-Year Anniversary Party, The Swooners will get things started, followed by a Lovin' Cup Idol reunion, and closed out by Moho Collective, a band with an unpredictable impishness to its solid foundation and soul. Here's to four more! Party starts Saturday at 6 p.m. Check out lovincup.com for all the details.
COMEDY: Enjoy stand-up comedy with Craig Robinson from NBC's "The Office" Saturday night at the University of Rochester Strong Auditorium (River Campus). The show is at 9 p.m. and tickets are $7-$12. For info: 275-5911, urochestertickets.com.
MUSIC: Pat Metheny and the jazz guitar have been practically synonymous for close to forty years. The recently formed "Unity Band," is named after the area of Missouri that Metheny grew up in, but more importantly, he says "the undercurrent of my musical life has always been one of reconciliation and unification of all the sounds and ideas that I love as one big singular thing." So come to the German House (315 Gregory St.) Saturday at 7 p.m. and receive communion a day early. Tickets run $50-$75, head to upallnightpresents.com for more info.
SPECIAL EVENT: Dress darkly and mourn the end of summer at the Black Party Sunday, September 2, at 140 Alex Bar & Grill (140 Alexander St.). The event takes place 9 p.m.-2 a.m. and the cover is $5 for 21+, $15 for ages 18-21. More info: 256-1000. 140alex.com. Tilt Nightclub & Ultralounge (444 Central Ave.) also holds a Black Party Sunday 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m., costing $5 for 21+ and $15 for 18-21. Check Facebook for details.
Special event: Brighton High School (1150 Winton Rd. South, Brighton) will host World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day 2013 on Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m.
Special Event: The 12th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade will take place Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-noon, at Washington Square Park (Washington Square at South Clinton Ave.) Admission is free, and costumes are encouraged! For more info, visit dachshundparade.com.
Special Event: Solera and Cheshire (647 South Ave., lower and upper levels, respectively focusing on wine and cocktails) will hold a Roaring 20s party on tonight, 5-11 p.m.
Workshop: Learn a new trick or two at the Easy Appetizers workshop, held tonight at Rochester Braniery (274 N Goodman St.) at 7 p.m. The class will learn how to make stuffed mushrooms, spanikopita and baked brie. Registration is $30; visit rochesterbrainery.com or call 730-7034.
Special Event: Dicky's (791 Meigs St.) will host an Arrested Developement Trivia Night & Costume Contest & Chicken Dance Off tonight, 7 p.m. Admission is free, and prizes will be awarded. COME ON! For more information, call 730-8310 or visit facebook.com/DickysRochester.