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Holiday Happenings 

Catch all the Holiday events.

Breakfast with Frosty Sat Dec 9. Features children's performers.WebsterCommunity Center, 985 Ebner Dr. 9:30-11 a.m. (breakfast), 10:15 a.m.-noon (lunch). $6, registration required. 872-2911, http://websterparksandrecreation.org.

Breakfast with Santa Sat Dec 2 & 9.NorthChiliCommunity Center, 400 Buffalo Rd. 10 a.m.-noon. Reservations required. 889-4680.

Breakfast with Santa Sat Dec 2, 9 & 16.Springdale Farm, 700 Colby St, Ogden.8, 9:15, 10:30 & 11:45 a.m. $7. 349-2090, www.springdalefarm.org.

Breakfast with Santa Sat-Sun Dec 9-10, 16-17. Rocky Coasts Gallery, Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul St. 8:30, 9:45 & 11 a.m. Reservations required: 336-7200, http://senecaparkzoo.org.

Breakfast with Santa Sun Dec 10. ItalianAmericanCommunity Center, 150 Frank DiMino Way.9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10, $6 kids. 594-8882

Breakfast with Santa Sat Dec 16. CampbellStreetCommunity Center, 524 Campbell St. 10 a.m.-noon.$1. Reservations required by Dec 11: 428-7860.

Breakfast with Santa Sat Dec 16. WebsterCommunity Center, 530 Webster Ave. 10 a.m.-noon.$1. Reservations required by Dec 11: 428-7828.

Breakfast with Santa Sat Dec 16. EdgertonCommunity Center, 41 Backus St. 10 a.m.-noon.$1. Reservations required by Dec 11: 428-6769.

Build a Gingerbread House Sat Dec 9. For kids up to age 10, parent required. Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library, 115 South Ave. 2:30 p.m. Free, registration required. 428-8150.

Candlelight Night Tues Dec 5. Entertainment, shopping. Historicvillage/ErieCanal shopping district, Pittsford.5-9 p.m. Free. 248-6280, www.townofpittsford.org.

Candlelight Tour of Homes Sun Dec 3. By area garden clubs.Tickets available through Nov at Van Putte Gardens in Greece, GenrichGardenCenter in Irondequoit, Kittleburer Florist in Webster Garden Factory in Gates, Topiary Florist in Pittsford.1-6 p.m. $17. 352-6347.

Christmas in the City Fri Dec 1. Santa, sales, entertainment.Main Street, downtown Batavia. 5-9 p.m. 344-0900.

Christmas Murder Mystery Theatre Sun Dec 10. Interactive murder mystery.Strathallan Hotel, 550 East Ave. 11 a.m., $49 (reservations required; includes brunch). 461-5010, x. 7924.

Community Tree Lighting Fri Dec 1. Christmas carols, hot chocolate, visit from Santa. SeniorCenterRec Office, 3235 Chili Ave. 6 p.m. Free. 889-4680.

Corn Hill Holiday Tour Sat Dec 2. Landmark Society-led tours of the historic 19th-century neighborhood, decorated for the holidays. Buy tickets at Landmark Society, 133 S Fitzhugh St. 9 a.m., noon & 3 p.m. $15 (advance purchase required). 546-7029, x10. www.landmarksociety.org.

Downtown New Year's Eve Celebration Sun Dec 31.Fireworks, coutndown to midnight.Downtown Rochester, between St. Paul and State St. 428-6697. Free. www.cityofrochester.gov.

Dryden Theatre Fri-Sat Dec 22-23: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), Fri 8 p.m., Sat 5 p.m. | Sat Dec 23: It's a Wonderful Life (1946), 8 p.m. | George Eastman House, 900 East Ave. $4-$6. 271-4090, www.eastmanhouse.org.

Fairport Holiday Days Sat Dec 2. Horse-drawn wagons, tree-lighting, Santa.Village Hall, S. Main St, Fairport.2-5 p.m. Free. 223-0313.

Family Day at JCC Mon Dec 25. Family gym and swimming activities, arts & crafts, Peanuts cartoons, roller skating, more.Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Free, open to the public. 461-2000, x 289.

Family New Year's Eve Party Sun Dec 31.DomeCenter, 2695 E Henrietta Rd. 6-10 p.m. $3, plus donation of non-perishable food. 359-2540.

Festival of Lights Fri Dec 1. Tree lighting, wagon rides, caroling. PenfieldCommunity Center, 1985 Baird Rd. 6-9 p.m. 340-8655.

Festival of Trees Through Dec 3. Dozens of specially decorated trees, wreaths and more.Granger Homestead, 295 N Main St, Canandaigua. Mon-Wed 1-5 p.m., Thu-Fri 1-7 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $1-$5. 394-1472, www.grangerhomestead.org.

Genesee Country Village & Museum Dec 1-3, 8-10, 15-17: "Yuletide in the Country," evening candlelight tours ($16-$20), yuletide buffet ($11.50-$22.50); Fri 4:30-8:45 p.m., Sat-Sun 3-8:45 p.m. (reservations required) | Dec 2-3: "Daytime in the Village," live entertainment, old-fashioned decorations and activities; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $12-$24 | Dec 3: "Family Fun Day: Holiday Decorating with Nature," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sun Dec 21: Winter Solstice Walk, 7 p.m., $1-$5 | 1410 Flint Hill Rd, Mumford. NatureCenter hours: Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3-$4. 538-6822, www.gcv.org.

George Eastman House Through Nov 26: Wreath Display and Silent Auction | Through Dec 14: Sweet Creations, 60 specially designed gingerbread houses | Thu Dec 7: School and Scout Night, with live music | Thu Dec 14: Holiday Homecoming, decorations, live holiday music, family activities, Santa; 5:30-8 p.m. 900 East Ave. Hours: Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. $8 ($6 seniors, $5 students, $3 kids 5-12). 271-3361, www.eastmanhouse.org.

GraycliffHoliday Tours Fri Nov 24-Sun Nov 26. Tour restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed estate.6472 Old Lake Shore Rd, Derby. Fri-Sat 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2 & 3 p.m.; Sun noon, 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m. $8-$10. Reservations required. 716-947-9217, http://graycliff.bfn.org.

Holidays at the Mansion Dec 1-3, 8-10, 15-17. Holiday decorations, refreshments, more.SonnenbergGardens, 151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua.4:30-8 p.m. $5. 394-4922, www.sonnenberg.org.

Holiday Dance Party Sat Dec 16. Dance Lovers. ReformationChurch, 111 N Chestnut St. 7 p.m.-midnight. $10-$16. www.dancelovers.biz.

Holiday Laser and Fireworks Show Fri-Sat Dec 29-30.HighFalls. Best viewing from the Pont de Rennes pedestrian bridge, Platt St off State St. 7, 7:30, 8 & 8:30 p.m. Free. 428-6697, www.cityofrochester.gov.

Holiday Memories AtGeneseeValleyPark Ice Rink Sat Dec 23, Fri-Sat Dec 29-30. Open skating, holiday music, performances by RochesterFigureSkatingSchool. GeneseeValley Ice Rink, 131 Elmwood Ave. Dec 23: 7-9 p.m., Dec 29-30: 3:15-4:45 p.m. 428-7888.

Holiday Memories At Historic HighFallsFri-Sat Dec 29-30. Horse-drawn hayrides, 19th century games, street entertainment.High Falls District.5-9 p.m. Free. 428-6697, www.cityofrochester.gov.

Holiday Pet Photo Nov 18-19, Dec 2-3, 9-10. Pooches and kitties pose with Santa or decorations. Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Rd, Fairport.9 a.m.-4 p.m. $25. Call for reservations: 223-1330, x 357, www.lollypop.org.

Kwanzaa Celebration Thu Dec 28. Song, dance, light traditional dinner.NorthStreetCommunity Center, 700 North St. 5-8 p.m. 428-7149.

IrondequoitHoliday Tree-Lighting Ceremony Sun Dec 3. West Lawn (Gazebo), IrondequoitTown Hall, 1280 Titus Ave. 4 p.m. Free. 336-6070

Jingle Bell5K Sat Dec 2. BrightonHigh School, 1150 Winton Rd, 9 a.m. $18-$28. 264-1480.

Lighting of the Liberty Pole Sat Dec 2.Festivities leading to the lighting of the "Avenue of Lights."Liberty Pole, Main Street.2-6 p.m. 428-6697, www.cityofrochester.gov.

Memorial Art Gallery Sun Nov 19: Family Day, "My Family, My Story," celebrating My America: Art From the Jewish Museum Collection, klezmer music, kosher refreshments, more; noon-4 p.m., free | Thu Dec 28: Kwanzaa Family Day, art activities, live music, family tours; 4-9 p.m., $1 | 500 University Ave. 473-7720, www.mag.rochester.edu.

New Year's Celebration At GeneseeValleyPark Ice Rink Sun Dec 31.Live music by Beal's Rock & Roll Revue, contests, door prizes.GeneseeValley Ice Rink, 131 Elmwood Ave. 6-10 p.m. Free. 428-7888.

New Year's Eve Laser & Fireworks Show Sun Dec 31. HighFalls. Best viewing from the Pont de Rennes pedestrian bridge, Platt St off State St. 11:45 p.m. Free. 428-6697, www.cityofrochester.gov.

New Year's Fat Ass 50K Sun Dec 31. No fees, no shirts, no assistance; run the Rochester Track Club loops four times. MendonPondsParkBeach Parking Lot, 7 a.m. 924-7936.

NewarkTurkey Day Five-Miler Thu Nov 23. NewarkCommunity Center, Main St, Newark, WayneCounty.10 a.m. $17. 315-789-0222.

Night of Lights Fri Nov 17. Carolers, decorations, music, and more.Neighborhood of the Arts (University Avenue and Goodman Street). 5-9 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast with Santa Sun Dec 3. HenriettaSeniorCenter, 515 Calkins Rd, Henrietta.9 a.m.-noon. $3-$6. 334-4030.

Park Avenue Holiday Open House Thu Nov 30. Live music, Santa tent, house-decorating contest, horse-drawn wagon rides. Park Avenue from Alexander to Culver.5-9 p.m. Free. 467-8143, www.park-avenue.org.

PerintonCommunity CenterThu Nov 23: "Turkey Jam," Thanksgiving-themed aerobics; 8-10 a.m., donate non-perishable food | Sun Dec 3: "Dance With The Sugar Plum Fairy" (ages 3-6), 1:30-2:30 p.m., $10; "Run. Run. Run..." (ages 3-6), gingerbread-themed activities, 3:30-4:30 p.m., $10 | Sat Dec 9: Brunch With The Grinch (2 years and older); 10:30-11:30 a.m., $4, pre-registration required | | PerintonCommunity Center, 1985 Baird Rd. 223-5050, www.perinton.org.

Ring in the Holidays Dance Tue Dec 19 & 26. Holiday dances for adults to the music of Nostalgic Reunion Band (Dec 19) and Nate Rawls Band (Dec 26). EdgertonCommunity Center, 41 Backus St. 7:30-9:30 p.m., $2. 428-6769.

Rochester Museum & Science Center Sat Dec 2: "Wigilia: Traditional Polish Christmas Eve," presented by Polish Heritage Society, 4 p.m. | Sun Dec 3: Sinterklass, RMSC Players, about the Dutch celebration; 2, 3 & 4 p.m. | Sun Dec 17: "Chanukah: Festival of Lights," presented by Hillel School, 1 p.m. | Sat Dec 23: Night Before Christmas, RMSC Players; 2 & 3 p.m. | Tue Dec 26: "Kwanzaa: Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture," presented by Kwanzaa Coalition, 5:30 p.m. | Wed Dec 27-Sat Dec 30: "Holiday Science & Technology Days," 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 657 East Ave. Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. $6-$8. 271-1880, www.rmsc.org.

Strasenburgh Planetarium Nov 18-Jan 1: Holiday Songs & Skies with Mr. Jack Frost, holiday-themed family laser show, $6-$8 | Sun Dec 3: "The First Star of Christmas --- A Polish Wigilia," traditional Wigilia buffet, multimedia show of Polish customs, visit from St. Nicholas, planetarium show; 5-9 p.m., $10-$25 | 657 East Ave. 697-1942. For full film schedule visit www.rmsc.org.

Strong --- NationalMuseum of Play Sat-Sun Dec 9-10, 16-17: "Holiday Cheer," holiday decorations, old-fashioned Santa, games | Tue Dec 26-Mon Jan 1: School Break Week, games for the family. 1 Manhattan Square. Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. $9; $8 seniors, students; $7 children. 263-2700, www.museumofplay.org.

Supper with Santa Fri Dec 22. AdamsStreetCommunity Center, 85 Adams St. 6-8 p.m. $1. Reservations required by Dec 18: 428-7442.

Thanksgiving Dance Weekend Fri-Sat Nov 24-25.Contra dance weekend.Salem United Church of Christ, 60 Bittner St. Fri 7:30-11 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. $35-$40/weekend. www.rochestercontra.com.

Turkey Run Thu Nov 23. Genesee Valley Harriers; 5 miles.MendonPondsPark, Beach parking lot. 10 a.m. $10-$15. 729-4759, www.gvh.net.

Victor Christmas Tree Lighting Fri Dec 1. Music, food, costumed characters. MeadSquarePark, Main St, Victor.7 p.m. Free. 742-7026.

Webster Turkey Trot Thu Nov 23. 4.4 miles. Parkview Lodge, Webster. 10 a.m. 697-3338, www.yellowjacketracing.com.

Winter Solstice Party Sun Dec 17. Rochester Area Vegetarian Society. Potluck, white elephant gift-giving, singing, games. BrightonTownPark Lodge, 777 Westfall Rd, Brighton. 4:30 p.m. 234-8750.

Youth Holiday Dance Fri Dec 22. Open to ages 13-18. Avenue D Community Center, 200 Avenue D. 7-10 p.m. $3. 428-7934.


Shopping

Anderson Alley Holiday Gala Fri-Sat Dec 1-2. Open artist studios. 250 N. Goodman St, floors 2-4. Fri 5-8 p.m., Sat noon-5 p.m. Free. www.andersonalleyartists.com.

Casa Larga Holiday Open House Thu Nov 30. Holiday music, mulled wine, gifts. Casa Larga Vineyards, 2287 Turk Hill Rd, Fairport. 6-8 p.m. 223-4210. www.casalarga.com.

Chili Art Group Show and SaleFri-Sun Nov 17-19.ChiliTown Hall, 3333 Chili Ave. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 889-3550.

Christmas Classic Arts & Crafts Show Fri-Sun Nov 24-26. Dome Arena, 2695 E Henrietta Rd. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $4. 334-4000, www.domecenter.com.

Christmas Craft SaleSat Dec 2. More than 100 crafters.WayneCentralMiddle School, 6076 Ontario Center Rd, Ontario.9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 315-524-7042.

Christmas Craft Party and Bake SaleSat Nov 18. Hopewell Grange, 1516 County Road 4, Geneva.9 a.m.-3 p.m. 315-781-2711.

Christmas Greens SaleSat Dec 2. Webster Garden Club, fresh greens, wreaths, amaryllis. Webster Parks & Recreation, 985 Ebner Dr, Webster.9 a.m.-noon. 872-2911, http://websterparksandrecreation.org.

Deck the Halls Weekend Sat-Sun Dec 2-3. Winery tours, ornaments, grapevine wreaths. Seneca Lake Wine Trail.Sold out. 877-536-2717, www.senecalakewine.com.

Harvest Craft Faire Fri-Sat Nov 17-18.nearly 100 artisans selling hand-crafted holiday items. MonroeCommunityHospital Auditorium, 435 E Henrietta Rd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 760-6150.

Holiday Antique Show Sat-Sun Dec 2-3.Dome Arena, 2695 E Henrietta Rd. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $4. 334-4000, www.domecenter.com.

Holiday Art Walk Fri Nov 17. Self-guided tour through art galleries and studios, plus entertainment.Start at OntarioCounty Arts Council, 65 S Main St, Canandaigua.2-9 p.m. Free. 394-1135.

Holiday Bazaar Sat Dec 2. Geneseo United MethodistChurch, 4520 Genesee St, Geneseo. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 243-3160.

Holiday Craft Show Sat Nov 25. Works by 85 local crafters; benefits Red Cross. Geneseo Armory, Route 39, Geneseo. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $2-$5. 243-7029.

Holiday Festival of Crafts Fri-Sat Nov 24-25.Rochester Folk Art Guild.HarleySchool, 1981 Clover St, Middlesex.Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $2. 554-5462.

Holiday Market Sat Dec 2, 9, 16 & 23. Local artist works, live music, wine tasting. RenaissanceArtGallery, 74 St. Paul St. 1-3 p.m. Free. 423-8235, rochesterrenaissanceartgallery.com.

Holiday Sale & Open House Sat-Sun Nov 18-19, Dec 2-3, 10 & 17."Spend the Holidays in Nirvana"; Buddhist and Tibetan items and crafts.Amitabha Foundation, 11 S Goodman St. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. 442-5853, www.amitabhafoundation.org.

Holiday Show and SaleThrough Jan 18. Pittsford Art Group. Pittsford Federal Credit Union, 1321 Pittsford Mendon Rd, Mendon. 624-7635.

Holidays at the Market Sun Dec 3, 10 & 17.Seasonal decorations, fresh-cut trees, visits from Santa. Public Market, 280 N Union St. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 428-6770.

Keuka Holidays Sat-Sun Dec 2-3.Self-guided winery tours, winter foods and wines, grapevine wreaths.Keuka Lake Wine Trail.Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m., $45-$55. 315-536-3791, www.keukawinetrail.com.

Metro Justice Alternative Fair Fri-Sat Dec 1-2.FirstUnitarianChurch, 220 S Winton Rd. $3. 325-2560, www.metrojustice.org

More Fire Holiday SaleFri-Sat Nov 24-25, Sat-Sun Dec 2-3.Glass art.80 Rockwood Pl. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 242-0450, www.morefireglass.com.

A Purse of Her Own Thu Nov 16. Designer handbag auction; fundraiser for Women's Foundation of Genesee Valley.Max of Eastman Place, 387 E Main St. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $100. 242-0940, www.womensfoundation.org.

RMSC Holiday Bazaar Fri-Sun Nov 17-Nov 19. Hand-crafted gifts, book sale, silent auction. 657 East Ave. Fri 5-9 p.m., Sat 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $4-$7. 271-1880, www.rmsc.org.

SEACCity Night Fundraiser Fri Dec 8. Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave. $20-$25.244-7405, www.myseac.org.

Thanksgiving Market Tue-Wed Nov 21-22. Public Market open for Thanksgiving fixings. (Closed Thanksgiving day.) Public Market, 280 N Union St. 6 a.m.-3 p.m. 428-6907.


Holiday music

Amadeus Chorale Fri Dec 1. "Bells and the Polar Express."Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 7 p.m., $5. 494-1795, www.theamadeuschorale.org.

Andy Williams Christmas Show Thu Dec 14. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E Main St. 7:30 p.m., $50-$62. 232-1900, www.rbtl.org.

Brighton Symphony Orchestra Wed and Sat, Dec 13 and 16. Holiday music by Tchaikovsky, Wilberg, Torme, Berlin; Michael DeLuca, vocalist; Wed: St. John's Home, 150 Highland Ave., 7:30 p.m.; Sun: Friendly Home, 3156 East Ave., 2:30 p.m. 248-0680, www.brightonsymphony.org.

Brockport College-Community Chorus and the Brockport Symphony Sun Dec 3. Holiday concert, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 14 State St, Brockport.7:30 p.m. $5. 395-2787.

ChristChurchScholaCantorumSundays: Compline; Gregorian Chant, Byrd, Tallis; Stephen Kennedy, director. Sun Dec 3: Cello Divas Candlelight Concert, 8:30 p.m. ChristChurch, 141 East Ave, 9 p.m. Donations. 454-3878.

Dady Brothers Christmas Concert St. Andrew's Church, 923 Portland Ave. 3 p.m., $5-$10. 467-1564.

December to Remember Sat Dec 2.Ten hours of local music; fundraiser for Golisano Children's Hospital.Pineapple Jack's 485 Spencerport Rd, Gates.4 p.m.-2 a.m. $10, or toy of equal value. 273-5939, www.gchas.org.

EastmanSchool of Music Wed Dec 13: Double Reed Holiday Concert, 12:30 p.m. | Fri Dec 15: Holiday Sing, noon | Main Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. Free. 274-1000, www.esm.rochester.edu.

GeneseeValley Orchestra and Chorus Fri Dec 1 & Sun Dec 3. Family Holiday Concert. Fri: Church of the Assumption, 20 East Ave, Fairport, 8 p.m.; Sun: Holy Spirit Church, Plank and Hatch roads, Webster, 3 p.m. $10-$15. 223-9006, www.gvoc.org,

George Eastman House Holiday Musicale Sun Dec 3: Tim Schramm, Aeolian pipe organ | Sun Dec 10: Margaret-Anne Milne, Aeolian pipe organ | Sun Dec 17: Silvertones flute choir | 900 East Ave. 3 p.m. Included in museum admission, $8 ($6 seniors, $5 students, $3 kids 5-12). 271-3361, www.eastmanhouse.org.

Hochstein School of Music Sat-Sun Dec 2-3: ensembles and soloists, performance, Eastview Mall, 7979 Pittsford-Victor Rd. | Wed Dec 6:, Eastman Horn Choir, 12:10 p.m. | Sat Dec 9: Hochstein Youth Singers, 3 p.m. | Sat Dec 9: Finger Lakes Concert Band, Canandaigua Middle School Auditorium, 215 Granger St, Canandaigua, 7:30 p.m., $5 | Mon Dec 11: Hochstein Chorale, 7:30 p.m. | Wed Dec 13: Madrigalia, "A Cup of Good Cheer," 12:10 p.m. | All concerts at the Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave, unless otherwise noted. Free. 454-4596, www.hochstein.org.

HolidayHandbell Concert Sat Dec 16. Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St. 7 p.m., free. 271-6513.

Jim Brickman Sun Dec 31. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E Main St. 8 p.m., $32.50-$57.50. 232-1900, www.ticketmaster.com.

Jingle Ball Sun Dec 10. Featuring Brooke Hogan.WaterStreetMusic Hall, 204 N Water St. 6 p.m., $20. 325-5600, www.waterstreetmusic.com.

Madrigalia Fri Dec 1: Holiday favorites, First Congregational Church, 58 N Main St, Canandaigua, 7:30 p.m. | Fri Dec 15: Annual Christmas Concert feat. Charpentier "Midnight Mass," St. Anne Church, 1600 Mt Hope Ave, 8 p.m., $10-$15. 394-2184, www.madrigalia.org.

MemorialArtGallerySun Dec 17. Baroque Organ Showcase: "Christmas at MAG." Herdle Fountain Court, MemorialArtGallery, 500 University Ave. 5:30 p.m. $8-$12. 473-7720, www.mag.rochester.edu.

Music at Asbury First Fri Dec 1. "Welcome Yule! Festival of Carols," handbell and choral music, AsburyFirstUnitedMethodistChurch, 1050 East Ave. 7:30 p.m. $5. 271-1050, www.asburyfirstumc.org

Penfield Symphony Orchestra Mon Dec 11: "Holiday Celebration," music of Dvorak, Tyzik, Anderson, Williams, Custer, Ricker. BrowncroftCommunityChurch, 2530 Browncroft Blvd, Penfield. 7:30 p.m. $10-$12. 872-0774, www.penfieldsymphony.org.

Perinton Concert Band Fri Dec 15. Season's Greetings, Minerva Deland School Auditorium, Hulburt Rd, Fairport. 7:30 p.m., free. 234-2585, www.perintonconcertband.org.

RIT Holiday Concert Sat Dec 16. Ingle Auditorium, 1 Lomb Memorial Dr. 7:30 p.m., $2. 475-6254, www.rit.edu.

RobertsWesleyanCollege Chorale Sat-Sun, Dec 9-10. Christmas gala concert, Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m., free | Mon Dec 12: Cynthia Clawson Christmas concert (gospel), 7:30 p.m., $5-$12. CulturalLifeCenter, Roberts Wesleyan campus, Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. Free. 594-6008.

Rochester Chamber Orchestra Sun Dec 10. Handel's Messiah. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave, 3 p.m. $1-$15. 473-6711. www.roch.com/rco.

Rochester Gay Men's Chorus Fri-Sat Dec 8-9. "RochesterCityMusic Hall," carols with a flair. Hochstein Hall, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 8 p.m., $6-$12. 423-0650, www.thergmc.org.

Rochester Institute of Technology Sat Dec 16. Holiday concert, featuring performing arts ensembles.Ingle Auditorium, RIT. 7:30 p.m. 475-6087, www.rit.edu.

Rochester Oratorio Society Sun Dec 3. "A Season of Joy," Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Ln, Greece, 3 p.m., $10 | Thu Dec 7 & Sat Dec 9: Handel's Messiah, with RPO, Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St, 8 p.m., $22-$56. | 473-2234, www.rossings.org.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Fri-Sun Nov 24-26: The Nutcracker, with Rochester City Ballet, 2 & 7 p.m. $26-$60 | Fri Dec 15-Sun Dec 17 & Fri Dec 22-Sat, Dec 23: "Gala Holiday Pops," conductor Jeff Tyzik, with Festival High School Chorale, Fri-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $26-$60 | Sat Dec 23: "OrKIDStra Holiday," 2 p.m. $10-$15. | | All concerts at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St, 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 454-2100, www.rpo.org

Rochester Women's Community Chorus Sat Dec 2. "Peace by Piece," feat. dancer Thomas Warfield of PeaceArt International. HochsteinSchool, 50 N Plymouth Ave. 7:30 p.m. $7-$12. 234-4441, www.therwcc.org.

Town of VictorWed Dec 6: Victor Community Band & Chorus, Eastview Mall, 7 p.m., free | Sat Dec 9: "Holiday Sing-a-Long." Victor Parks & Recreation, 1209 Blossom Dr, Victor, 1-3 p.m., free | Wed Dec 13: Christmas concert, Victor High School Auditorium, 953 High St, Victor, 7 p.m. 742-7026.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Thu Nov 30. Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Sq. 7:30 p.m., $37-$47. 232-1900, www.ticketmaster.com.

TubaChristmasSat Dec 2. More than 100 brass players.Main and Clinton streets. Practice noon, performance 2 p.m. Free spectators, $5 participants. 244-4015, http://ParksBand.org/tuba.

Turkey Bash Tailgate Party Wed Nov 22. The Skycoasters, Uncle Plum. RiversideConvention Center, Main Street.6-11 p.m. $10. www.skycoasters.com.


On stage

Aquila Theater Company Fri Nov 17. Romeo & Juliet.NazarethCollegeArtsCenter, 4245 East Ave. 8 p.m., $35-$40. 389-2170, www.naz.edu.

Big Wigs Holiday Spectacular Sat Dec 9. Drag extravaganza. Golden Ponds, 500 Long Pond Rd. $27.95/includes dinner buffet, 6 p.m. 723-1344, www.stargramsandmore.com.

Blackfriars Theatre Dec 1-21: Little Women. 28 Lawn St. $24. 454-1260, www.blackfriars.org.

Bush Mango Drum & Dance Thu Dec 14-Sat Dec 16. The Forests of Hamana, West African ballet. BushMangoCommunity Center, 34 Elton St. 7:30 p.m. $8-$15. 235-3960, www.bushmango.com.

The Capitol Steps Sun Dec 31. Comedy, NazarethCollegeArtsCenter, 4245 East Ave, 6:30 & 10:30 p.m. $40-$45. 389-2170, www.naz.edu/artscenter.

ComixCafŽNov 15-19: Jimmy Schubert | Nov 22-26: Sky Sands | Nov 29-Dec 3: Steve Brewer, Patrick Deguire | Dec 6-10: Bobby Slayton | Dec 13-17: Scotty K | Dec 31: Kevin Naughton, Mike "Shake-N-Bake" Glosek | 345 Winton Place Plaza. $9-$18. 424-LAFF, www.ComixCafe.com.

DanscoreWed Nov 29-Sat Dec 2. Brockport faculty-choreographed pieces.Hartwell Dance Theater, SUNY Brockport. $8-$12. 395-ARTS, www.brockport.edu.

DazzleSchool Fri Dec 15-Sun Dec 17. The Golden Coupon.Dazzle Theatre, 112 Webster Ave. 288-0050.

Don't You Wanna Dance! Fri Dec 8. UR students perform classic ballet, jazz, tap, hp-hop, and lyrical dance. Strong Auditorium, University of RochesterRiver Campus. 8 p.m. $4-$5. tcoon@mail.rochester.edu.

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Starting Nov 22: George M. Cohan Tonight! | Through Dec 3: Real Time | Through Jan 1: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change,musical | Through Feb 4: The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? | Ongoing: The Water Coolers, musical| Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 172 W. Main St. $18-$27. 325-4370, www.downstairscabaret.com.

Estrofest 2006 Sun Dec 31. ÒJustDesserts,Óimprov comedy. Blackfriars Theatre, 28 Lawn St. 7 & 10 p.m., $45, includes dessert reception. 454-1260, www.blackfriars.org.

FlowerCity Ballet Sat Nov 18. The Nutcracker, with Brighton Symphony Orchestra.CouncilRockPrimary School, 600 Grosvenor Rd, Brighton. 3 p.m., free. www.brightonsymphony.org.

Footlight Players Dec 1-3, 8-10: Nuncrackers: A Nunsense Musical | Dec 1-3 at Holy Family Auditorium, Jay Ames St; Dec 8-10 at Masonic Hall, 133 S Union St, Spencerport. Tickets sold at Wegmans. 254-9090.

Garth Fagan Dance Tue Nov 28-Sun Dec 3. NazarethCollegeArtsCenter, 4245 East Ave. $25-$40. 389-2170, www.naz.edu/artscenter.

Gates Community Theater Dec 1-3: Seussical the Musical | Hale Auditorium, RobertsWesleyanCollege Cultural LifeCenter. For tickets call 594-6008, www.roberts.edu/clc.

Geva Comedy Improv Dec 8-9, 29-31. Improv comedy.GevaTheatreCenter, 75 Woodbury Blvd. 10:30 p.m., $7.232, 1366, www.gevatheatre.org.

Geva Theatre Through Nov 26: American Buffalo | Nov 24-Dec 24: A Christmas Carol | GevaTheatreCenter, 75 Woodbury Blvd. 232-GEVA, www.gevatheatre.org.

HochsteinSchool of Dance Fri Dec 15. Winter Dance Gala.50 N Plymouth Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free. 454-4596, www.hochstein.org.

JCC CenterstageDec 9-17, 28-31: You're A Good Man Charlie Brown | Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Ave. $15-$22. 461-2000, www.jccrochester.org.

Joey and Maria's New Year's Eve Comedy Wedding Sun Dec 31.Dinner theater.RiversideConvention Center, 123 E Main St. 8 p.m., $69.95. 865-4200, www.joeyandmaria.com.

A Magical Journey Thru Stages Nov 24-Dec 23: Disney's High School Musical | UpStage3, AuditoriumCenter, 875 E Main St. For tickets call 935-7173, www.mjtstages.com.

Mercury Opera Fri Dec 22. Amahl and the Night Visitors. St. Mary's Church, 15 St. Mary's Pl. 7 p.m., $5-$15. 454-2100, www.operafactory.org.

Nuts & Bolts Comedy ImprovWed Nov 22. ÒLaughing in the Face of Hunger.Ó Downstairs Cabaret 2, 172 W Main St. 7:30 p.m., $8 plus nonperishable food items. 325-4370, www.nutsandboltscomedyimprov.com.

Off-Broadway On-Campus Fall Revue Sat Nov 18. Music theater. Strong Auditorium, University of RochesterRiver Campus. 8 p.m. $4-$5. 275-5911.

Rochester Broadway Theatre League Through Nov 19: Rent, $29.50-$57.50| Fri Dec 8: ÒIt's Just ComedyÓ Tour, Part 2, 8 p.m., $40-$53.50. Auditorium Theatre, 885 E Main St. 232-1900, www.ticketmaster.com.

Rochester Children's Theatre Dec 9-17.Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.NazarethCollegeArtsCenter, 4245 East Ave. $12. 389-2170, www.rochesterchildrenstheatre.org.

RochesterCity Ballet Fri Nov 24-Sun Nov 26. The Nutcracker, featuring RPO and Nazareth College Bach Children's Chorus. Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. 2 & 7 p.m. $26-$60. 454-2100, www.rochestercityballet.com.

Shipping Dock Theatre Nov 17-Dec 17: Witness. Visual Studies Workshop Auditorium, 31 Prince St. $12-$22. 232-2250, www.shippingdocktheatre.org.

Shipping Dock Unleashed Sun Dec 31. Improv comedy.Visual Studies Workshop Auditorium, 31 Prince St. 9 p.m., $8. 232-2250, www.shippingdocktheatre.org.

SUNY Brockport Dec 1-3, 7-9: Machinal. Tower Fine Arts Theatre, SUNY Brockport. $8-$12. 395-2787, www.brockport.edu/finearts.

SUNYGeneseoSchool of the Arts Nov 30-Dec 2: GENseng presents Kimchi and Chitlins.Brodie Hall, Geneseo.$6. 245-5833, www.sota.geneseo.edu.

TYKES (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy) Fri Dec 15-Sat Dec 16. Robin Hood by the Missoula Children's Theatre Experience. School of the Arts, 45 Prince St. Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 1 & 4 p.m., $10. 723-6080, www.tykestheatre.org.

University of Rochester International Theatre Program Dec 7-16: Eurydice. ToddTheatre, UofR.$10. 275-4088, www.rochester.edu/theater.

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