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Daily Choices: What to do on Friday, September 28 

Inside Downtown Tour, new films. RPO goes Beatles, more

SPECIAL EVENT: Learn more about the city by walking around the massively renovated Neighborhood of the Arts with the 9th Annual Inside Downtown Tour, put on by the Landmark Society of Western New York. Attendees will receive admittance to all the up-and coming hot spots in the area, such as the lofts at Village Gate, the "Flatiron" Building, the Muto Design and Axom Gallery space on Anderson Avenue, and other locations. The tour is self-guided and runs Friday 5:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at tour headquarters in Village Gate (274 N. Goodman St.), and range from $17 to $25. For more information visit

THEATER: Everyone's heard of pacifist Mahatma Ghandi, but how much do any of us know about his wife? At 8 p.m. tonight at the Multi-use Community Cultural Center (142 Atlantic Ave.), learn about Kasturba Ghandi's life in "Jagadamba" by RamdasBhatkal, a one-woman play in two acts. The show continues through Sunday. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit

THEATER: Experience a revue of some classic musical greats with Cindy Miller's "You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet!" at 8 p.m. in Downstairs Cabaret Theatre's location at 3450 Winton Place. For $25 you'll hear Miller perform tunes by Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, and others. This week the show also runs Saturday night. For more information visit or call 325-4370.

FILM: New films opening in wide release today include the animated coemdy "Hotel Transylvania," the time-travel action thriller "Looper," the inspiring education-reform film "Won't Back Down," and musical comedy "Pitch Perfect." The Dryden Theater (900 East Ave.) is showing "Compliance." The Little Theatre (900 East Ave.) will debut "Cosmopolis."

MUSIC: Get ready to walk down the red carpet for the 90th season opening night of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. The RPO starts off the season with the bang from a sergeant's gun: Sgt. Pepper, that is. Joined by the Classical Mystery Tour, which will be performing in tribute to the 45th anniversary of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album," the RPO will also be starting the season off in style with its red-carpet spectacular dinner and carpet walk, as well as a post-concert party for ticket holders. Beatles costumes are optional (but we know you still have those coattails ready anyways). The show runs Friday and Saturday at Kodak Hall (, 8 p.m., and tickets run $15-$94.

MUSIC: Luke Weiler is an eccentric multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, singer-songwriter, and the sole member of Positive Mental Trip. Weiler, who hails from the Catskills, has reinvented the idea of mountain music by injecting it with solid rhythms, an electro-folkie spirit, and neo-psychedelic nuance. PMT's upbeat jams have been influenced by a census of sounds, including funk, reggae, punk, tribal, southern Rock, classical, ragtime, blues, and polka, just to name a few. Check him out for yourself tonight at Dubland Underground (315 Alexander St.), 9:30 p.m., price $7.

MUSIC: There's just something that hits the heartstrings when you combine my two loves in life: video games and music. Roc_Chip takes the best of both worlds. Guitars, drums, and rock and roll are combined it with Game Boys, Nintendos, and all the beeps, blips, and melodic 8-bit tones you could want. Tonight's show at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave., features Animal Style, B.C. Likes You!, Fowls, and SBthree-so get ready to rock it old school video game style. Music starts at 9 p.m., tickets cost a low $5-$7.

MUSIC: Want to use your Friday night to stomp and holler and have a good time? Head on down to Abilene (153 Liberty Pole Way, to see the bluegrass jug jamming of the Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers. An opening band will kick things off at 6, and the Stompers will start, well, stomping at 9:30 p.m., entry only $4-$6. Just make sure to wear some tough-soled shoes.

MUSIC: What is music but a mirror to ourselves, our own identity, our own experiences? Bridging several different musical worlds, Your Own Reflection will be playing tonight at Water Street (204 N. Water St., at 6:30 p.m., tickets only $10. Inneriot will be opening up, so come down and take a look in the musical mirror and hope you like what you see.

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