One step at a time

One step at a time

The plot of "Anastasia" centers on street sweeper Anya's attempt to prove she's the missing Princess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov, who allegedly escaped her Russian royal family's execution. On stage at The Aud through January 26.


WORKSHOP | Adulting Class

Stew is a dish that everyone craves this time of year, but it's uniquely difficult to find on a takeout menu. Fortunately, Genesee Country Village offers an opportunity to learn to make your own at this farm-to-table workshop in its "Adulting Class" series.

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SPECIAL EVENT | 'A Little Secret: Speakeasy Soiree'

This month marks 100 years since the start of Prohibition, and the Rochester Cocktail Revival crew is throwing a party to celebrate the anniversary. Fortunately, this time around, revelers can enjoy their gin fizzes and sidecars in dapper attire without keeping watch for the fuzz or the Feds.

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LITERATURE | 'On Our Way Home from the Revolution' book launch

Author Sonya Bilocerkowycz found herself in Ukraine during the 2014 revolution and subsequent conflict with Russia. During her time there, she was witness to history and met a host of unusual characters.

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THEATER | 'Dixie's Tupperware Party'

This is, with the possible exception of Shakespeare's "Hamlet," the only theatrical work I am aware of that started as a real-world dare to try selling Tupperware in drag. Dixie Longate did just that, then wrote a show around it, and has been touring the country in character since 2007.

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FILM-SPECIAL EVENT | 'Black & Female in ROC: The Remix'

The second installment in a two-part series curated by artist and community organizer Rachel DeGuzman, "Black & Female in ROC: The Remix" will be held at Visual Studies Workshop this week. The first installment included a discussion focused on the experiences of elders from Rochester's black female community.

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Marriage story

In "Slow Food" there's a deeper dig on the psyche behind the simple concept of eating a meal at a restaurant with a partner. Themes of hunger (both real and imagined), anger, mental health, fidelity, dependence, and manipulation come to the fore as a triangular power struggle between the characters takes place.


Poking at politics

In advance of his January 17 performance at Nazareth College, comedian W. Kamau Bell chatted with CITY about immigration, activism, identity, and stepping outside of what you know.


Fifty years of Garth Fagan Dance: Music. Healing. Love.

At 80 years old, and 50 years after creating his namesake dance company, Garth Fagan reflects on the highs and lows of his life and career.


ART | 'Seeking Beauty'

Maureen Outlaw Church, Anne McCune, and Phyllis Bryce Ely are three landscape painters who share a studio headquarters in The Hungerford Building. All three work with encaustic wax, which gives their work a powerful textural element.

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SPECIAL EVENT | Day of Compassion

Compassion is an essential ingredient in any community. The Strong is highlighting this value on Martin Luther King Day, with a long afternoon of inclusive programming for kids and families.

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