The popular mural festival takes place Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 30, and features a new arts and activism conference and a block party
Rochester's mural festival, WALL\THERAPY, returns Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 30, presenting a theme of arts, activism, and community. The festival has been held each July since 2011, except for 2016 when the organization participated in an artist exchange with a Berlin-based arts group.
Dynamic duo Mrs. Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune take a step back into the 1950's, 60's, and 70's with their upcoming drag show "Big Wigs: Big Rewind," this weekend at Blackfriars Theatre. Known as the Big Wigs, this will be Davis and Dune's first show in a new full-year residency at Blackfriars Theatre.
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John Henton was a computer science student by night, and spent his days working. He didn't entertain the idea of becoming a comedian until 1982, when his coworker suggested he try some of his jokes at a local comedy club in Ohio.
Part of the JCC SummerStage, casting high school and college students, "Bring It On, The Musical" is loosely based on the original movie released by Universal Pictures. From the composers of "Hamilton" and "Next to Normal," with music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, and Amanda Green, the musical takes you through the life of Campbell, a senior in high school who dreamed of becoming captain of her school's cheerleading team.
"Credences of Summer" is an art exhibition at the Oxford Gallery (267 Oxford Street) celebrating the warm season. Continuing through Saturday, August 19, the display will feature work in various media — watercolor, acrylic, and oil paint — including noteworthy pieces by local watercolorist Darryl Abraham depicting the joy of summer in the Finger Lakes.
Ganondagan will host headliners Bear Fox, a singer-songwriter; the Akwesasne Women Singers; and Kevin Locke, a Hoop Dancer and preeminent player of the Indigenous Northern Plains flute for its 26th Annual Native American Dance & Music Festival. New this year is a juried art show featuring talented Haudenosaunee artists.
This is Our Youth is a week-long celebration of Rochester's young talent in the performing arts. From Sunday, July 23, through Saturday, July 29, the festival will feature theater, dance, music, and poetry at MuCCC (142 Atlantic Avenue).
Mohammed Saad may have learned
English from watching "Titanic," but he couldn't tell you whether there was
enough room for both Jack and Rose on the raft. Saad,
a disability advocate, app developer, and photographer, is blind.