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Daily Choices: What to do on Friday, May 17 

Film: "Star Trek Into Darkness" opens in wide release today. Showing at the Little Theatre are "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me," "Project Healing Waters: Fly Fishing," and "The Reluctant Fundamentalist." This week, the Dryden will screen "Confidentially Yours," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "Ruggles of Red Gap," "The Thin Red Line," and "To the Wonder." For film times head right here.

Music: Put that musical monetary support behind a good cause tonight at the West Webster Fireman’s Benefit show at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave., Acts include Sulaco, Reign in Blood, and Order of the Dead. Music starts at 9 p.m. and costs $8; event is 21+.

Theater: The MuCCC (142 Atlantic Ave.) will host "Sombras de Nuestros Rostros/Shadows of Our Faces," a collection of monologues written by Latino actors, presented by the Rochester Latino Theatre Company, tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12, and the show continues through Sunday. Call 917-224 2347 or visit for more info.

Music: Hey now, you’re an all star, get in your car, and go see some people play. Tonight you can catch the South Wedge Blues All-Stars at The Beale (689 South Ave., at 7:30 p.m.

Recreation: Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary (1581 Jackson Road, Penfield) will host a Planetary Conjunction over the Swamp gathering tonight at 8:30 p.m. Weather providing and with cooperation from the clouds, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury will be visible and in close proximity to one another on this evening. The event is free to attend. Personal telescopes, binoculars, and flashlights are welcome. Dress in layers in case the evening turns chilly, because we all know that regional weather is fickle. For more information, call 773-8911.

Music: Local band Sky People describes itself as being “a crowd of cloud-dwellers [who] coalesce to create cacophonous compositions.” Alliteration aside, Sky People is a band that has a clear reverence for the psychedelic rock that came out of the 60’s, made obvious thanks to the band’s frequent use of rich harmonies and its relaxed, laid-back vibe. The band’s music is reminiscent of current bands like Fleet Foxes, Dr. Dog, and The Dirty Projectors. Sky People’s music feels natural and grounded, devoid of the bells, whistles, and filters that often come with contemporary rock.Sky People performs with The Reactions and The Grey Light tonight, 9 p.m. at Tala Vera, 155 State St. $5-$7.

Kids: Bring the whole family to the East Side Farmers Market Farm Night (Mooseberry Café, 2555 Baird Rd., Penfield) tonight, 6-9 p.m., for live music, farm animals, face painting, produce vendors, and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 348-9022 or visit


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