THEATER | 'The Agitators'

Geva Theatre's most recent production, "The Agitators," sweeps audiences back to mid-19th century America and chronicles an unlikely friendship between two famous Rochesterians, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. Through abolition, the Civil War, and votes for women, the duo challenged one another — and the nation — to change the course of history.

COMEDY | 'Halloweenprov'

Picture this: You and your friends are huddled around a campfire, surrounded by creepy woods and the vast night sky. There is only a single flashlight, and plenty of spooky stories.

THEATER | 'Faust'

For centuries, "Faust" has been synonymous with a specific brand of hubris: ambition that far outstrips wisdom. The tragically thirsty German protagonist has appeared in countless literary and artistic works, most notably by Christopher Marlowe and Goethe.

SPECIAL EVENT | Celebrate the 90's IRL Speed Dating

"In Real Life" is a speed-dating service that aims to bring singles together over mutual interests, and presents hyper-specific events for dog lovers, entrepreneurs, and video game enthusiasts. The model takes some of the pressure off of finding common ground with a complete stranger, and at the very least lends itself to making new friends.

FILM | Home Movie Day 2017

Those home movies your parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, or friends shot while you were growing up carry a lot of value to them. There's always something sentimental about those personal movies, but even further, they're small cultural capsules of a time and place.

ART | Mythological Taxidermy

Artist Brenda Killackey-Jones takes some of the best creatures from fiction and brings them to life — or to the recently expired, mounted to the wall "life." Killackey-Jones's third annual Mythological Taxidermy is currently on display at Nox Cocktail Lounge, with mixed media sculptures of magical creatures from Harry Potter, "Game of Thrones," and "The Dark Crystal."

COMEDY | Mike Epps

Mike Epps is like that one friend who irks you because he can do so many things well. The stand-up comedian is a writer, producer, does a little bit of hip-hop — his first comedy album, "Funny Bidness: Da Album," featured Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock, and Slim Thug — and he has enough acting credits to fatigue you while scrolling through IMDB.

SPECIAL EVENT | Rochester Bloody Mary Fest

Sundays have become synonymous with brunch, and in turn synonymous with Bloody Marys. Each restaurant has its own mix and its own spin on how to garnish the drink.

THEATER | 'Sweeney Todd'

To celebrate 51 seasons, Pittsford Musicals is going big. Beginning October 14, the organization will present Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

DANCE | NYS Ballet's 'Dracula'

The New York State Ballet — established in 2015 by Spencerport native and Royal Winnipeg Ballet School graduate Katherine Johnson — will perform an adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula," the weekend of October 13 through October 15. The ballet features paid, professional dancers and guest choreography by Robert Royce, whose work has been performed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the past 15 years.


The description of Visual Studies Workshop's Pub Fair fits my approximation of heaven: perusing tables of artists' books and zines, beer in hand, and chatting with indie publishers, DIYers, and other buyers. Now in its fifth year, the event will be held on Saturday, October 14, and will present more than three dozen vendors offering artist's books, photobookworks, magazines, zines, digital publishing, and resources.

KIDS | Scary Tales in the Bark Longhouse

Don'tcha just love it when we get a Friday the 13th in October? For those who love the season o'spirits, it's the perfect opportunity to gather together for some spooky stories.

LECTURE | Hidden Passions Series

The Memorial Art Gallery's Hidden Passions lecture series is entering its fourth season, kicking off Friday, October 6, with talks by professor, businessman, and music promoter Brian Bailey and physician and musician Kishan Pandya. The monthly talks celebrate the creative hobbies of Rochester professionals.

LECTURE | Art Power Symposium

In the interest of addressing Rochester's racial segregation within the arts and culture sectors, 21st Century Arts and a new collaborative of community organizers have created a new endeavor called "At the Crossroads: Activating the Intersection of Art and Justice." The group, on Monday, October 9, will present its first event, Art Power Symposium, which includes a full day of workshops, performances, and networking for the arts and culture community.

COMEDY | The Second City

In the world of improv, The Second City is legendary. The sketch and improvisational comedy group originated in Chicago, and quickly became a pipeline for "Saturday Night Live."

THEATER | 'Deathtrap'

With Halloween just around the corner, all things spooky are eerily creeping back into our lives. The College at Brockport is taking full advantage of the fall feeling by kicking off its season with "Deathtrap," a melodrama by Ira Levin.


Murder at the Masquerade @ Via Girasole Wine Bar

Murder at the Masquerade @ Via Girasole Wine Bar

In Dubious Battle @ Dryden Theatre

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Home Movie Day 2017 @ Visual Studies Workshop

Home Movie Day 2017 @ Visual Studies Workshop

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