WORKSHOP | Adulting Class

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

THEATER | '2 Pages / 2 Voices' Staged Reading

Writers & Books has partnered up with Geva Theatre Center for another edition of the annual "2 Pages / 2 Voices" staged reading. This whirlwind tour of local talent is a windfall for those of us with short attention spans: writers are limited to two pages of material for each dramatic work, and limited to two actors to bring it to life on stage.


Before the selfie, the thirst trap, and the influencer, there was oil on canvas. Rochester's very own Memorial Art Gallery is home to a fine sampling of historical hotties immortalized in the frame or on the pedestal.

ART | 'Sprawling Visions'

Located in the Finger Lakes village of Clifton Springs, Main Street Arts is a not-for-profit gallery that maintains an open call for art year-round. Its first show of the new decade, titled 'Sprawling Visions,' pulls together works submitted from 26 artists from around the country, over a three-year period.

KIDS | Winnie the Pooh

Now in its 16th season, Theatre Young Kids Enjoy T(YKEs), will this month present the musical, "A Winnie the Pooh Birthday Tail," in honor of author A.A. Milne's 138th birthday. On the eve of his Eeyore's birthday, he's lost his tail, and it's up to Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and the rest of the Hundred Acre gang to help him recover it.

FAMILY | 'Believe in Unicorns'

The concept of unicorns has fascinated humanity since it encountered and misunderstood animals like the rhinoceros, and they've fascinated me since I saw the 1985 cult classic film "Legend," in which Tim Curry stole the entire show from Tom Cruise. This weekend The Strong will host special unicorn-themed programming, "Believe in Unicorns."

ART | Mollie Wolf 'Art Work Then and Now'

City Hall's Link Gallery is currently hosting "Art Work Then and Now," a retrospective showcase of the work of Mollie Wolf. The Rochester based artist and educator taught for the Rochester City School District as well as the Memorial Art Gallery's Creative Workshop, and with Young Audiences of Rochester.

RECREATION | Winterfest

The days may still be short and gray, but that doesn't stop our communities from getting out in the fresh air and reveling together. The Monroe County Department of Parks' annual Winterfest, marking its 25th anniversary this year, will take place this weekend and feature fun for the whole family.

SPECIAL EVENT | Winter Warmth Souper Bowl Benefit

Cat Clay's annual empty bowl benefit, "Winter Warmth" is back this week, with 100 percent of the event's proceeds going to Sanctuary House, which provides emergency shelter to Rochester women and children. For a donation of $20, visitors get to pick a hand-made bowl of their choice from more than 200 donated by Rochester artists, including Richard Aerni, Cathy Barry, Christin Bentley, Kelly Brenner Justice, Mike Carroll, Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz, Gayle Erwin, Andrew Foster, Hodaka Hasebe, Hailey Kenton, Anina Major, Eleanor Newton, and Beckett Wood.

SPECIAL EVENT | Sober Bar Crawl

Let's face it: sobriety is not necessarily what comes to mind when the East End is mentioned. But this Friday night, a number of venues in the nightlife district are coming together to co-host a Sober Bar Crawl, featuring specialty mocktails, food specials, discounted games, entertainment, swag, and no hangover.


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