Did we even have a summer? Granted, I'm still pretty new to Rochester's weather, but it seems like spring just extended itself — with a small handful of slightly warmer days — and rolled right into the beginning of fall. But it seems to be a welcome transition. People are already buzzing about leaves changing, swapping beer for hard cider, and everyone is planning for Halloween.
The most noticeable part of fall, though, is the launch of the new season for many organizations in the arts community. In City's annual Fall Guide, our cultural critics give their recommendations for the coming 2014-15 season — their picks for can't miss art exhibits, theater productions, dance performances, music concerts, and films. These lists are by no means comprehensive, but rather our critics' opinions for the events that every arts lover in Rochester should mark on their calendar, and a way to jumpstart your own consideration of the coming seasons.
Beyond our critics' suggestions, be sure to check this Fall Guide for activities to get you outside and out of the city. If you're taking that fall foliage tour through the Finger Lakes, check our Ithaca restaurant suggestions. And if you want some fresh produce, corn mazes, or pumpkin patches this fall, we have a list of farm events coming up.
As always, for up-to-date information, and complete listings for what is going on each week, be sure to check out the calendar section of each week's City Newspaper, or visit the events section of our website at rochestercitynewspaper.com.-- JAKE CLAPP