Rochester Dance Project will bring the paintings of Jennissa Hart to life through contemporary dance on Friday, March 1, at 7:15 p.m. The evening will also include student/teacher demonstrations in ballroom dancing with live music, and takes place at the new multi-use space, Lessons at the Loft (708 University Ave.). The event is free and open to the public, and doors open at 6 p.m.
Located in the historic Flatiron Building in the heart of the Neighborhood of the Arts, Lessons at the Loft is an artisan cooperative where all artists and teachers share an active role in supporting and sharing their art forms through classes, exhibitions, and curating local artists. The collective inhabits a space that was once a popular dance hall back in the early 1900's. The current owner, Danielle Deuel, has kept the original floor perfectly intact. For more information on the event or classes, call 704-2889 or visit lessonsattheloft.com.
Auditions: Think you've got the chops to think (and react) on your feet and entertain the masses? Village Idiots Improv Comedy (274 N. Goodman St.) will hold Improv Comedy Open Auditions tonight, 7 p.m. The event is free to attend. For more information, call 797-9086 or visit improvvip.com.
Art: Head over to Hanlon-Fiske Studios (34 Elton St.) tonight at 7 p.m. for The Icarus Sessions, a series of informal enlightening lightning talks during which you can speak for 140 seconds about art you're working on, what inspires you, what's holding you back, or whatever.