ART | "Working in Public"

ART | "Working in Public"

Rochester photographer and videographer Alex Weiser, who brands his work as "Between Your Ears," wants to encourage playfulness in his new interactive photo presentation, "Working in Public." The experimental display showcases Weiser's photographs — all of them taken this June — alongside short sentences, words, and ideas which can be arranged and rearranged along five wire lines to create loose narratives.

SPECIAL EVENT | "Dancing with the Stars Live"

The television show "Dancing with the Stars" occasionally goes on tour across the country, performing dances from the show's most recent season. "Dancing with the Stars Live" will make a stop in Rochester at the Auditorium Theatre this week for its "Hot Summer Nights" tour.

ART | "So Called Ladies"

Rochester-based artists Saundra Ehman and Beth Bloom are the creative minds behind Gallery Q's latest exhibit "So Called Ladies," curated by Jamie and Alice Carver-Kubik. Most of Ehman's works are detailed pen and ink drawings with paisley patterns and bright colors, reminiscent of adult coloring books.

SPECIAL EVENT | Record Store Crawl

Record Store Crawl is a four-month long nationwide event that combines record stores, live music, and bar crawls presented in different cities by Pabst Blue Ribbon, and is coming to Rochester this weekend. Kick off the first weekend of the summer with a day full of booze, tunes, and freebies.

ART | "A Little Death: A Solo Exhibition"

What happens when Death's son is a little nicer than Death himself, and has a hard time continuing the work of his father? Local artist Nicholas Gurewitch has the answer in his newest project, an art book called "Notes on a Case of Melancholia, or: A Little Death."

ART | "Wear Orange"

Rochester Institute of Technology's Gallery r joins the ranks of thousands of combined people, communities, and organizations across the country taking a stand against gun violence with the opening of "Wear Orange: Art to Action." The exhibition is dedicated to National Gun Violence Awareness Month and features "The Mother's Dream Quilt Project," a series of quilts created by various communities in remembrance of victims of gun violence; "It Takes Us," a photo series created by New York City artist Joe Quint that shares the stories of gun violence survivors; and memorials made by the Rochester Gay Alliance for the victims of the Pulse Orlando shootings.

LECTURE | Spring into Wellness Lecture Series

In today's busy, uncontrollable world, it can be difficult to practice self-care, let alone finding the time to do so. Cobblestone Arts Center has been holding biweekly lectures provided by local professionals since early April, in order to combat everyday stress and conflict, along with teaching about health and mindfulness.

VIDEO GAMES | "The Oregon Trail" Display

The Strong National Museum of Play will explore the history of educational software and video games through one of its newest displays, "The Oregon Trail, MECC, and the Rise of Computer Learning." In 1971, Minnesota student teacher Don Rawitsch created "The Oregon Trail," a game of problem-solving and decision-making set in 1848, as an interactive way to teach students about pioneers' struggles as they travelled 2,000 miles across the country by covered wagon.

FESTIVAL | Savor Rochester

With more than 30 food and drink vendors, the third annual Savor Rochester festival is sure to draw crowds from all over the area. The event will feature locally made beer, wine, and food samples — vendors include Southern Tier Distilling Company, Black Button Distilling, and Brewery Ommegang, just to name a few — and the evening session will include live jazz music.

SPECIAL EVENT | Hair of the Dog

Hair of the Dog is a wine and beer tasting event created by small business owners Alicia Thompson-Healy and Bethany Stevens for dog people, wine drinkers, beer aficionados, or some combination of the three. Wineries and breweries from the region will offer samples, and pet-friendly vendors will have booths for entertaining furry friends.

DANCE | Dances at MuCCC 2017

The annual Dances at MuCCC festival has become a summer arts highlight and an intriguing, high-quality cross-section of what's happening in the Rochester contemporary dance scene. This year, the fourth Dances at MuCCC festival will feature performances created by more than 20 choreographers across five nights, from Tuesday, June 20, through Saturday, June 24.

ART | "Tiger Show"

Rochester-based artist Rina Miriam Drescher's drawings, paintings, and prints embody a harmonious combination of sweetness and ferocity. She doesn't limit herself to one genre, shifting with ease from abstracts to portraiture and animal or still life studies, laying down bright and unexpected hues in skillfully sketchy brushstrokes or dusky flicks of the charcoal stick.

COMEDY | "Villain's Vacation"

If the existence of the club at Mar-a-Lago is any indication, even figureheads of evil feel the need to get away from it all — "it all" being the world they're actively destroying. Comedy sketch and improv group Polite Ink.

FILM | Prince Double Feature Birthday Bash

Don your raspberry beret, hop into your little red corvette, and party like it's 1999. The Little Theatre will celebrate Prince's birthday with a special double feature honoring the late, great music icon on Saturday, June 10.

THEATER | "Million Dollar Quartet"

For anyone who loves classic rock 'n' roll, December 4, 1956, is a sacred date. Early in the day, Carl Perkins went into Sun Records (the hallowed Memphis studio) to work on new material.

LITERATURE | "Spit & Share"

On Monday, June 12, at 6 p.m., the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence (929 South Plymouth Avenue) will host its monthly "Spit & Share: Not Your Everyday Cypher Series" event, during which community members share writing, art, and music centered around contemporary issues. Snacks and a group discussion will follow, allowing attendees to reflect on the emotions and ideas conjured up by each piece.


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  • Re: ART | "So Called Ladies"

    • Beth Bloom 's outstanding work - If you have not seen it - take some…

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    • It is a great exhibit in a great space! Beth Bloom's work was both innovative…

    • on June 21, 2017
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