FITNESS | Werk that quarantined bod

Now that local gyms are closed, fitness junkies are trying to fill the void, as are many people who relied on local classes and equipment to stay in shape. Instead of popping a VHS tape (that's an old-school DVD for you youngins) in and following instructions, many gyms are offering YouTube workout videos.

CULTURE | Support the arts, remotely

Local artists and arts organizations are sure to take a hit from all of the shut-downs, but that doesn't mean the community can't help support them from afar. Geva Theatre canceled its performances of "Once" and "Cry It Out," but is offering ticketholders the option to watch a video performance instead.

FAMILY | Interactive options for kids

As area schools closed their doors for the foreseeable future, many families are finding themselves scrambling to sort out what to do with the kiddos. But parents don't have to face the sometimes overwhelming task of educating and keeping their kids occupied alone.

SPECIAL EVENT | Gardenscape 2020 & Toothpick World

In the past week Rochester's landscape has shown the early signs of impending springtime, with snowdrops and crocuses sprouting and snow squalls giving way to bursts of rain. But we won't be in full-bloom territory for a little while still.

WORKSHOP | "Magic: The Gathering" Workshop

A bit before "Yu-Gi-Oh!" and "Pokémon" were a thing, my gen had a role-playing card game called "Magic: The Gathering," which was recently inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The game entails a collectible set of cards featuring creatures with different skills, illustrated by fantasy artists, which players use to battle one another.

SPECIAL EVENT | 'Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live!' [ POSTPONED ]

I know I'm not the only one who has fond memories of an adolescence filled with a variety of televised zoologists, who functioned as animal ambassadors to the general public. Through their infectious enthusiasm and unabashedly enthusiastic personalities, they educated untold numbers of children about animal habitats, adaptations, and human-made existential threats.

FILM | 'Media Underground: Naked Eye Cinema'

In the mid-1980s, artists Leslie Lowe and Jack Waters created Naked Eye Cinema, a vehicle for showing their avant-garde films and others' films that they enjoyed. They collaborated with Peter Cramer, other artists, and ABC No Rio, an important community activist space in NYC's Lower East Side, to generate programs of super-8, 16mm, and videos in galleries, theaters, lofts, and more alternative nooks and crannies of the city.

THEATER | 'Broken Glass'

Written in 1994, Arthur Miller's final play, "Broken Glass," is set in Brooklyn in 1938. As news reports tell of German authorities escalating a populist movement into genocidal madness across the Atlantic, the Gellburg family in New York deals with wife Sylvia's sudden and mysterious paralysis.

SPOKEN WORD | Telling the Tale with Penny Sterling

Have you ever been in a public place with earbuds screwed into your head when the podcast you're listening to hits a crescendo, but you can't laugh or gasp because you'll look like some sort of antisocial maniac to the other people waiting in the checkout line? Great news.

FAMILY | 2nd Sunday Storytime

The monthly 2nd Sunday Storytime is a family-friendly event presented by The Avenue Blackbox Theatre. Families are invited to hear a featured book read by a professional storyteller, alongside other activities and performances centered on a rotating theme.

FAMILY | Musical Mystery Tour

The Hochstein School, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, serves 3,500 students in the Rochester area. The Musical Mystery Tour is the school's annual children's open house, which gives families a chance to try out instruments and learn about music and dance class offerings for the age 3-10 set.

THEATER | 'A Show with Cookies'

Rochester native and professional dancer Katherine Marino performed with PUSH Physical Theatre for years before striking out on her own, and since 2018 has been presenting her original material as Muffin Theatre across the U.S., Canada, and in China. This week she'll bring her variety act, "A Show with Cookies," to Cobblestone Arts Center.

THEATER | 'On Stage with Josh'

Lately there's been a deserved increase in praise of the artful skills that go into interpreting music and arts performances for the deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences. Rochester-based accessibility advocacy company Hands-In Entertainment, which trains and provides quality American Sign Language interpreters for performing arts and large entertainment events, will this week present a critically-acclaimed deaf performance duo at Kodak Center.

THEATER | 'Natural Shocks'

Some readers may recall the "heartache and the thousand natural shocks" from Hamlet's third act soliloquy. In "Natural Shocks," a one-woman drama by Lauren Gunderson, the phrase refers literally to the protagonist hiding in the basement because of a tornado outside.

SPORTS | Roc City Roller Derby Home Opener

Roc City Roller Derby has been undefeated in CITY's annual "Best Local Women's Sports Team" poll since the introduction of the category in 2015. If you haven't seen a bout in person before, this is an excellent opportunity to get off the couch and into the bleachers.


Musical Theatre Virtual Trivia Night @ A Magical Journey Thru Stages

Musical Theatre Virtual Trivia Night @ A Magical Journey Thru Stages

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