COMEDY | Out of Pocket: Barbecue Apocalypse

COMEDY | Out of Pocket: Barbecue Apocalypse

If we're all doomed, we might as well have a laugh about it. Rochester theater company Out of Pocket, Inc. will wrap its 11th season this week with the premiere of a show that finds humor in our sparse survival skills.

THEATER | 'The Conduct of Life'

The University of Rochester's International Theatre Program will this week present the work of a feminist, avant-garde playwright with "The Conduct of Life." Written by Cuban-American playwright Maria Irene Forñes, the play is among her works that may have been marginalized for a variety of reasons, including her immigrant status and experimental work.

SPECIAL EVENT | Rochester Erotic Arts Festival

The Rochester Erotic Arts Festival is more than just an exhibit of carnal art. You can shop for sexy accessories and toys, and learn about your body, healthy boundaries, safe sex, and a variety of kink lifestyles.

SPECIAL EVENT | Community Garage Sales

This Sunday marks the return of a Rochester favorite, the Community Garage Sales season at The Rochester Public Market. Dozens of vendors will fill the market stalls with household goods, antiques, and collectibles.

ENVIRONMENT | City Nature Challenge

This week, Rochester joins an international competition to see which city can make the most observations in nature. You can participate in the citizen-scientist City Nature Challenge, which takes place from Friday, April 26, to Monday, April 29.

LITERATURE | 'Alongside We Travel'

"Alongside We Travel: Contemporary Poets on Autism" is a new anthology of work by more than two dozen poets whose lives are impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder. The poems explore the emotions and experiences of people living with ASD.

LECTURE | 'Why STEM Needs the Arts & Humanities'

In recent years there's been a massive refocusing of our education system on to STEM: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Teaching the next wave of citizens who will advance our world through practical innovations is important, but so are philosophic questions about values and ethics.

COMEDY | Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld has made a comedic career of turning the mundane into the hilarious, carefully weaving social commentary into stories about relatable, little things. From his self-named iconic 90's show about nothing, to the acclaimed web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," Seinfeld's pioneering comedic style and distinctive voice have been influencing popular comedy for decades.

SPECIAL EVENT | Clothing Swap Pop-up

There's loads of ways to get involved in environmental activism, including participating in the zero-waste and buy-nothing movements. But that doesn't mean you can't acquire new-to-you items.

KIDS-FILM | Rochester International Children's Film Fest

Whether you're young or young at heart, the Rochester International Children's Film Festival presents a range of films that are sure to delight all ages. Thirteen shorts showcase kindness, friendship, humor, and other gentle themes appropriate for children and families, or anyone that needs to see a bit of light right about now.

ART-LECTURE | 'Frederick Douglass and Public Art Today'

There's been a lot of buzz surrounding the legacy of Frederick Douglass in the past year, as 2018 was the bicentennial of his birth, and Rochester's cultural sector engaged in the Re-Energizing the Legacy of Frederick Douglass project. Part of that group's work included installing 13 Douglass statues, created by Olivia Kim, at different sites that held some connection to his life in Rochester.

ART | 'Whose Woods These Are'

Image City Photography Gallery's current exhibit, "Whose Woods These Are," is a collection of photographs by David Bleich. Some of his images capture the haunting and dramatic temperate rain forest of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

COMEDY | Jon Lovitz

Chances are pretty good you've laughed at Jon Lovitz sometime in that last 30 years, whether you remember him from Saturday Night Live in the late 1980s, were a fan of the cult animated series "The Critic," or you know him from one of his numerous films or his more recent voice acting in cartoons like "Hotel Transylvania" and "The Simpsons." Lovitz will perform his standup act this week at The Vine at del Lago Resort & Casino.

SPECIAL EVENT | Happiest Hour

The cold, damp weather of the past few weeks has us all dreaming of the balmier days ahead. This week you can enjoy the tropics, or at least some tropical-themed crafts and activities, at the next Happiest Hour event at The Strong.

ART | AIR exhibit & Bill Stewart sculpture

This month Main Street Arts is displaying more than 100 works of art by 40 alumni of its artist-in-residence program, which has been in place since 2016. In the main level gallery, "Artist in Residence Alumni Exhibition" continues through May 17.

ART | '20[19]' Print Club of Rochester

The Print Club of Rochester is one of the oldest clubs in the country dedicated to fine art printmaking, having been in existence since 1930. Celebrating its artist members who've been part of the club for 20 years or more, this month the organization is hosting an exhibit of their works of art at The Multi-use Community Cultural Center (MuCCC).

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  • Mayday! Underground @ Village Gate Square

    • Sat., April 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Uncovering Coverlets @ Sage-Marlowe House

    • Thu., April 25, 7 p.m.
  • "The Exploits of Elaine" (1914) @ Dryden Theatre

    • Thu., April 25, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10
  • Pop-up of Artists & Craftsmen @ The Clover Center for Arts & Spirituality

    • Fri., April 26, 4-8 p.m., Sat., April 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., April 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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    • Fri., April 26, 7 p.m. $3-$8

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