Local fashion designer puts needle and thread to surgical masks

Local fashion designer puts needle and thread to surgical masks

Sarah Jane McPike is a wizard with needle and thread. But when the local fashion designer heard that surgical masks were in short supply,  she put her own clothing line on hold and got to work.


Sanitizer showdown

Scent, stickiness, and slick packaging: we rate hand sanitizers from the big companies to the local upstarts.


Romantic distancing: Dating apps in the age of COVID

In the age of coronavirus, a screen-to-screen connection is all apps like Tinder and Bumble have to offer.


Rochester’s theater community remembers Herb Katz

Herb Katz, a local stage legend who was the first artistic director of the CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester, died March 24 at the age of 82.


Pandemic-era portraits

Rochester photographers are taking "porch portraits" to document life during the COVID-19 pandemic — from a safe but social distance.


'I'm pregnant in a pandemic and scared'

An expecting mother thought she was prepared for the birth of her first child. But nothing could have prepared her for COVID-19.


PUSH-ing back against loneliness amid social distancing

As we settle into an extended period of isolation, PUSH Physical Theatre is helping assuage loneliness by creating instructional videos about what they do best — using athleticism, simple gestures, and soulful artistry to tell a story.


Geva announces 2020-21 season

On Monday Geva Theatre Center announced its upcoming 48th season, which includes a lighthearted play about the niche world of air guitar competitions, an immersive new take on “Frankenstein," a tribute to Johnny Cash, and a Taliban-plot-centered drama.


FITNESS | Werk that quarantined bod

Now that local gyms are closed, fitness junkies are trying to fill the void, as are many people who relied on local classes and equipment to stay in shape. Instead of popping a VHS tape (that's an old-school DVD for you youngins) in and following instructions, many gyms are offering YouTube workout videos.

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Virtual tours

There are loads of creative ways the public can still participate in Rochester’s arts scene without leaving home. This week, we write about some of the big galleries and museums, and how you can explore their collections online.


CULTURE | Support the arts, remotely

Local artists and arts organizations are sure to take a hit from all of the shut-downs, but that doesn't mean the community can't help support them from afar. Geva Theatre canceled its performances of "Once" and "Cry It Out," but is offering ticketholders the option to watch a video performance instead.

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  • [CLOSED TEMPORARILY] Orchids in Bloom @ Strong National Museum of Play [CLOSED TEMPORARILY]

    • Through May 4 $21
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  • Call for Art: Stairway Design Contest @ The Yards Collective

    • Through April 17
  • Wall-to-Wall: 2020 Members Exhibition [CLOSED TEMPORARILY] @ Flower City Arts Center

    • Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through April 10
  • Call for Filmmakers: 2nd Annual Stephen King’s Dollar Babies Short Film Program @ Dryden Theatre

    • Through April 30
  • Digital Theater: Cry It Out @ Geva Theatre

    • Through April 15 $35

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