Community remembers Christopher Morrison

Community remembers Christopher Morrison

Rochester lost a beloved dancer, choreographer, and teacher this past weekend. After months of battling pancreatic cancer, Christopher Morrison died in New York City on Saturday. As the community mourns, it shares memories of the Jamaican-born artist and teacher.

 

Video: Lunar Eclipse

It might be too overcast to see the lunar eclipse this Sunday night. But Strasenburgh Planetarium director Steve Fentress tells us what we'll be missing and why it's a cool sight.

Culture

SPECIAL EVENT | 'Art of Circus'

Works of art from throughout human history come alive this week, when touring acrobatic group Cirque-tacular presents its 'Art of Circus' to Rochester audiences. The troupe will interpret and 'animate' 30 iconic paintings, including works by Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keefe, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Leonardo da Vinci, Henri Matisse, and the makers of the Lascaux Cave Paintings.

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THEATER | 'There's Always Time for a Cocktail'

Beloved Rochester drag performer, "RuPaul's Drag Race" alum, and "celebrity housewife" Mrs. Kasha Davis (Ed Popil) will this week perform her original one-man/woman autobiographical play, "There's Always Time for a Cocktail." Filled with music, anecdotes, and party games, the play tells the story of Popil's youth in Scranton, Pennsylvania, through the journey of self-acceptance, to the present day.

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ART | 'Perception of Time'

A new group exhibit at Main Street Arts features the work of seven regional artists, each using the notion of time as a starting point in their respective works. The first show of the 2019 exhibition season, "Perception of Time" includes work by Rochesterians Carol Acquilano, Sue Leopard, Richard Margolis, Nick Marshall, and Sabra Wood, as well as Jim Garmhausen (Ithaca), and Nancy Wiley (Canandaigua).

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THEATER | 'Greater Tuna'

"Human Rights — Why Bother?" That's the title of the winning entry to the American Heritage Essay Contest at the center of "Greater Tuna," the hit comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard that WallByrd Theatre Company will present this week.

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Spaull will host new arts meeting

Following up on the December arts funding meeting held by the Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester and members of City Council, Councilmember Elaine Spaull will host another public meeting on the topic on Wednesday, January 16.

News

Renovated planetarium re-opens with immersive technology

RMSC's Strasenburgh Planetarium now offers an immersive experience of the Earth, our solar system, and the universe beyond.

Culture

SPECIAL EVENT | Natural History Exhibition

There may be few signs of life out in the winter wonderscape, but this week you can visit a 12,000 square foot wildlife exhibit filled with exhibits of more than 30 live animals. The Foundation for Animal Rescue and Education is pairing up with Little Ray's Nature Centers and ZooAmerica to present the first annual Natural History Exhibition.

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SPECIAL EVENT | 'Winter Warmth: A Soup(er) Benefit'

Cat Clay's popular annual soup social event benefits the Healthy Sisters Soup & Bean Works, a non-profit organization that helps prepare women in recovery to re-enter the workforce. Each year the event donates 100 percent of proceeds and raises thousands of dollars for the organization.

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RECREATION | Winterfest

It's easy to want to spend your spare time Netflixing and avoiding the chill. But it's good to get out of doors and revel in the winter with other community members.

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      • Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Fridays, 8 p.m., Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m., Saturdays, 4 & 8 p.m., Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Jan. 30, 2 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 3, 2 p.m. Continues through Jan. 29 $25-$69
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