If you get your produce at the Rochester Public Market, it's likely that you pause your shopping long enough to visit Juan & Maria's Empanada Stop for a delicious fix. If you've never heard of the cheese- or meat-filled crispy pastry pocket, it's time to ask somebody, or better yet, get your hands on one (or three). The Contreras couple will hold the 4th Annual Juan & Maria's International Spanish Festival at the Rochester Public Market (280 N. Union St.) on Sunday, September 2.
The theme this year is "Latinos, Differently the Same." Let traditional international Spanish music transport you through 20 Spanish-speaking countries (plus Brazil) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dance, enjoy community, and don't forget the treats! Admission is free. For questions, call visit empanadastop.com.
Theater: "50 Shades! The Musical," the parody of the book series "50 Shades of Grey," comes to the Auditorium Theatre (885 E. Main St.) tonight. The 7:30 p.m. show sold out, and a 5 p.m. show has been added. Tickets cost $39.50-$47.50, and the musical is recommended for ages 18 and over. For more information, call 222-5000 or visit rbtl.org.
Special Event: Preview the brilliance of the coming generations at the Finger Lakes Regional Invention Convention, hosted by Rochester Museum and Science Center (657 East Ave.) on Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is included in museum admission ($11-$13). For more info, call 697-1942 or visit rmsc.org.
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.