WORKSHOP | Intro to Collaboration with Ray Ray Mitrano

WORKSHOP | Intro to Collaboration with Ray Ray Mitrano

Learning to collaborate means learning to integrate the decisions of others, embrace interruptions, and react while staying on topic. You can learn these crucial skills using games and drawing this weekend at Intro to Collaboration with Ray Ray Mitrano.

THEATER | 'A Christmas Carol'

'Tis the season for a redemptive tale about an unfettered capitalist who, scared witless by ghosts, becomes a kind-hearted benefactor (though not frightened enough to become a socialist). Charles Dickens's classic, moralizing novella, "A Christmas Carol" has given us unforgettable characters in Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and The Ghosts of Christmas (Past, Present, and Future), and the play has become a holiday staple on Rochester stages.

ART | Annual Members Exhibition

The Mill Art Center & Gallery's Annual Members Exhibition is currently on view at the historic 1827 Lower Mill space, featuring paintings, photographs, and drawings of a variety of subjects, including landscapes, florals, and wildlife. Get inspired by artists' renditions of nature, then stretch your legs while you explore the waterfalls and parks along Honeoye Creek.

SPECIAL EVENT | Girls Rock! Rochester Cookbook Launch

Local nonprofit Girls Rock! Rochester uses the creation and performance of music to give girls, queer youth, and trans youth confidence, leadership skills, and creativity.

SPECIAL EVENT | 'Happiest Hour'

Don your ugliest sweater and release your inner "kidult" at The Strong Museum's holiday "Happiest Hour" this week. The adults-only event turns the museum's interactive exhibits and classic video games over to grown-ups, and includes winter-themed crafts and activities including a penguin relay race, a supermarket sweep competition, and dancing.

DANCE | Garth Fagan Home Season

The internationally acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance is presenting its 2018 Home Season in time for the holidays. Presented in six performances this week, the program will will feature two Rochester premiers: Garth Fagan's "The North Star," a celebration of the life of 19th century abolitionist, orator, author, and Rochester icon Frederick Douglass on the bicentennial of his birth; and "Distant Kin," an impressionist work choreographed by Bessie Award-winner and Garth Fagan Dance Rehearsal Director Norwood Pennewell.

FESTIVAL | Native American Winter Arts Festival

Friends of Ganondagan will this week present the annual Native American Winter Arts Festival, featuring goods made by local artisans, hourly raffles, storytelling, food tastings, and traditional Iroquois Social Dancing by the Allegany River Indian Dancers (pictured). Food samples will include Iroquois White Corn, which is part of a larger project to return the heirloom Haudenosaunee staple to Native Americans and the community at large.

HOLIDAY | Holidays at the Market

The Rochester Public Market has held Holidays at the Market for the past 25 years. There are just two Sundays left this season to attend the free event, which features opportunities to shop for trees, wreaths, garlands, and other decorations; winter clothing, arts and crafts, and local wines, honey, baked goods, and more.

FILM | TEDxRochester 'Showing Up'

TEDxRochester, an independently organized local TED talk event, is this week presenting "Showing Up," a screening of a selection of the most inspiring talks from TEDWomen 2018. The annual screening is celebration of women challenging and rising up in a diverse array of fields including business, technology, art, and politics, presented by pioneers, professionals, and their allies.

THEATER | Puppet-Infused 'A Christmas Carol'

The New York State Puppet Festival debuted this past summer in Perry, New York, and is back for a winter performance this week with its production of "A Christmas Carol." Presented in collaboration with Shake on the Lake, the professional theatre company based in Silver Lake, the show features two actors.

ART | ‘Apocalypse Me’

Current Visual Studies Workshop artists in residence Andrea Průchová and Tomáš Hrůza will culminate their residency this week with an artist talk titled “Apocalypse Me: Ways of Envisioning the Final End.”

SPECIAL EVENT | Metro Justice Alternative Fair

Metro Justice’s 36th annual Alternative Fair takes place this weekend, offering the opportunity to shop with justice and sustainability in mind. The fair features thousands of fair trade, earth friendly, hand-crafted, and locally-produced goods including pottery, textiles, jewelry, art, toys and games, ornaments, and more.

THEATER | ‘Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again’

The University of Rochester’s International Theatre Program will this week present young British playwright Alice Birch’s “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” The production explores language, behaviors, and other forces that shape women in the 21st century and examines what complacency prevents us from tackling radical change.

THEATER | 'The Wiz'

Ease on down to The Lyric Theatre this week for a youth performance of the Tony Award-winning musical 'The Wiz,' presented by OFC Creations. A cast of 36 students from city and suburb schools will transport audiences to the magical Land of Oz, with familiar characters who will sing and dance while escaping the evil witch Evillene and discovering what "home" means to them.

HOLIDAY | Roc Holiday Village

The city of Rochester joins the ranks of other cold-weather locations embracing the festive feeling that comes with chilly air. City of Rochester Roc Holiday Village presented by Five Star Bank is the inaugural event offering family-friendly activities including Santa's workshop, free ice skating, breakfast with Santa, music, crafting classes, food, shopping, and more for 11 days in December.

LECTURE | 'Behind the 4th Wall'

The Avenue Blackbox Theatre will this week host director, choreographer and co-founder of #CREATEASPACENOW Hettie Barnhill in "Behind the 4th Wall," an event which explores art and artmaking, specifically with regards to the stories or marginalized groups. Barnhill will share the meaning of, and inspirations behind, three of her short docu-style films that each blend art and social issues.


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