Art preview: 'What to the Refugee is the 4th of July?'
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Art preview: 'What to the Refugee is the 4th of July?'

An upcoming event in the "At the Crossroads" art and community conversation series centers on the concept of applying historic activism to the current struggles of vulnerable groups.

 

THEATER | Sankofa Theatre Festival

This week MuCCC will once again be home to the annual Sankofa Theatre Festival, which is celebrating its 12th year. Produced by MMB Theatre 1 Project, the festival spotlights the original works of emerging and established African American playwrights and has grown from a one-day event to a multi-week schedule of readings, 10-minute plays, and full-length performances.

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LITERATURE | 'Reading for RAICES'

This Saturday, August 17, Bloom: Rochester Poetry Project will host a 'Reading for RAICES' benefit event at The Avenue Blackbox Theatre. RACIES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education) is a nonprofit organization that provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children, families, and refugees in Central and South Texas.

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SPECIAL EVENT | Blackfriars Theatre celebrates 70 years

To commemorate 70 years of creating art in Rochester, Blackfriars Theatre will host a party in the parking lot of its East Main Street venue this week. The free event will be family-friendly and feature local food trucks and vendors, live music, lawn games, prizes, a vendor bazaar featuring the work of local artists, children's activities, backstage tours, and much more.

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SPECIAL EVENT | FLX Fermentation Festival

In an effort to celebrate the excellence of regional fermentation and educate more people on the topic, the Rochester Museum & Science Center will host the first-ever FLX Fermentation Festival this weekend at the Cumming Nature Center in Naples. Attendees can choose from hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and lectures during the three-day event, and "fermentation revivalist" and author Sandor Katz is featured as the keynote speaker.

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FESTIVAL | Puerto Rican Festival

Rochester celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Puerto Rican Festival this weekend, and this year's theme is fittingly "Our 50 –– Nuestro 50." Each year, the Puerto Rican Festival organization hosts the family-friendly gathering, sharing food, music, and dance performances.

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FESTIVAL | Flour City Brewers Fest

Flour City Brewers Fest celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend with its annual event, hosted by Rohrbach Brewing Company. Bringing together both local and New York State-wide brewers, the festival features more than 70 craft breweries as well as wineries, cideries, distilleries, and even kombucha makers.

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FESTIVAL | Clarissa Street Reunion

This Saturday, Clarissa Street Reunion will hold its 24th annual event. Clarissa Street has a rich, musical history: Once referred to as Rochester's "Broadway," Clarissa Street was a thriving commercial corridor of the historic Corn Hill neighborhood.

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FILM | 'Rushmore'

The Little Theater will continue its "Party Like it's 1999" series this week with a screening of Wes Anderson's nostalgic film "Rushmore." The series is inspired by Brian Raftery's book, "Best.

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THEATER | 'Mrs. Warren's Profession'

The subject of sex work is divisive, and lots of people have a knee-jerk disdain for it that's rooted in misogyny and control over women's bodies and labor. George Bernard Shaw's 1893 play "Mrs. Warren's Profession" reflects the playwright's stance that prostitution isn't caused by moral weakness but systemic failure and economic need, and Shaw allows his title character to speak about her own life and experiences.

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Intimacy director defines consent on stage

J.C. "Jace" Meyer-Crosby is an intimacy director, working to establish a safe, respectful, and creative environment for scenes that require close physical contact between performers. It's a relatively new term in the arts world, let alone locally.

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