Amy Stiller, the sister of Ben Stiller and daughter of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, has developed her show, "Just Trust," into a semi-autobiographical exploration of a non-famous woman trying to survive in a famous family. The one-woman-show examines topics like family and childhood in a world that worships celebrity.
Three Queer Queens are coming to Rochester for a night of comedy. Erin Foley, the show's headliner, has appeared on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Conan," the "Arsenio Hall Show," and "Chelsea Lately," not to mention her numerous performances at the Montreal Comedy Festival.
Rochester artist Valerie Berner's latest exhibit, "Acrylic Acuity," is open for its final week at the Geisel Gallery. Berner's solo exhibition features acrylic paintings of swamp, desert, ocean, and forest settings, but each piece is left open to interpretation through the juxtaposition of sharp, thick lines and bold colors with each painting's unstructured mood.
The Sankofa Theatre Festival (also formerly known as the Sankofa Evening of Theatre and Jazz) has for the last nine years staged works by Rochester African-American and Latinx playwrights, and is now entering its 10th year with more than 40 original one-acts and six full-length plays under its belt. The event has long held a mission to give opportunities to Rochester-based black playwrights, directors, actors, and technical artists.
Marval A. Rex is a trans man whose cross-disciplinary, norms-confounding work is currently on view as part of “Peripheral Of: The Periphery” at Flower City Arts Center. For a review of the show, click here.
"Peripheral Of: The Periphery" is one of four current exhibitions that showcase the culminating works by the most recent rounds of artists in residence at Flower City Arts Center. On view at the center's Firehouse Gallery are works by the 2016 ceramics residents, Ryana Lawson, who is from Rochester, and Marval A. Rex, who is moving to L.A. and will enter a fine arts graduate program at the University of Southern California in the fall of 2018.
Rochester has craft beer enthusiasts aplenty. For this year's Flour City Brewers Fest, the organization will bring in 60 breweries, including local companies Rohrbach, Genesee, Swiftwater, Roc Brewing, and Three Heads.
Everyone's been talking about the rare solar eclipse that will sweep across North America on Monday, August 21. If you can't travel to an area of the US where you can witness it live, head over to the Rochester Museum and Science Center (657 East Avenue) to get the most out of the astronomical phenomenon.
It's so much easier to use a plastic fork and toss it than it is to labor over the kitchen sink. Flower City Arts Center artist-in-residence Arleen Thaler, a photojournalism graduate student at Empire State College, highlights this shortcoming in her show, "Plastics: Our Weakness."
Tens of thousands of people will head downtown this weekend to watch hundreds of racers speed through the city by bicycle and, new this year, by foot. The Rochester Twilight Criterium will have a few other new features as well, including a beer garden that takes over the interior of the course — which stretches one mile around downtown, most of which takes place on East Broad Street and Court Street.