For most people December 14 will be just another Friday. But to the legions of "Lord of the Rings" fans, it marks the release of the first of the long-awaited "Hobbit" movies, and a return to Middle-Earth on the silver screen. If you aren't too sleepy from seeing the film at midnight (like the good hobbit you are), make sure to head on out of your hobbit hole under the hill and down to DJ Energon's cosplay hobbit-themed dance party Friday night. Throw on your best dwarf beard, hobbit feet, or Gandalf hat (Oppa Gandalf style, anybody?) and get ready to party like a bunch of immortal elves.
DJ Energon presents Cosplay Friday: The Hobbit on Friday, December 14, 10 p.m. at Vertex Nightclub, 169 N. Chestnut St. $3-$8. 232-5498.
Spesh: Rochester Winos will hold a Wine and Food Pairing tonight, 6:30-9 p.m., at Joey's Pasta House (1789 Penfield Rd., Penfield). Tickets are $30, and registration is required. For more information, visit rochesterwinos.com.
Art: What does life look like through the eyes of today's teenagers? Well, you could probably spend a few minutes perusing images on Facebook or Instagram to find out. But if you're looking for more enlightening and intelligible perspectives, you can see the work of Rochester's teenage artists at this year's Through the Student Lens exhibit
Special Event: City Newspaper's Best Busker Contest will take place tonight, 5-9 p.m., on the sidewalks of the East End between Chestnut and Alexander Streets. Hand-picked musicians will compete for votes (guitar picks) from you, and the chance to win gift certificate prizes. Neighborhood merchants will offer ridiculous deals on food, drink, goods, and services. Participation is entirely free! For more information, head right here!