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Daily Choices: What to do on Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18 

ART: Knock off some holiday shopping this weekend at Rochester Museum and Science Center Women's Council's 42nd Annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale. The sale runs 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. With more than 200 elite fine artists and craftspeople, you're bound to find something for even the pickiest nephew. Admission $5-$7. 657 East Ave.

MUSIC: Looking for things on the classical side of life? The Rochester Philharmonic Orochestra ( will be performing its encore of Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique" Saturday night at 8 p.m. in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.). ArildRemmereit will conducts and SaetByeol Kim will be featured on piano. Tickets run $15-$82.

SPECIAL EVENT: Tickle your funny bone by watching a witty revue at 7 p.m. at the MuCCC Theatre (142 Atlantic Ave.). At "A Benefit Show for MuCCC's Benefit, Benefitting MuCCC" you'll laugh, cry, and help out a great cause of raising funds for repairs and improvements to the community performance space. Tickets $10-$15.244-0960.

MUSIC: Love all things spicy and cajun? The Rochester Zydeco Network will be presenting a Hurricane Sandy Fundraise Saturday night featuring Lil Anne & Hot Cayenne. Head on down to the Harmony House (58 E. Main St, Webster) at 7:15 p.m. for the pre-show zydeco dance lesson, the concert kicks off at 8 p.m. and costs $12 at the door. This is also a drop-off point for cash and restoration/survival goods for the hurricane relief efforts.  For more information visit

ART: Celebrate the opening of contemporary Native and First Nations art exhibit "Changing Hands 3" this weekend at the Memorial Art Gallery. The exhibition opening party on Saturday night, 8-11 p.m. will feature music by Grammy Award winner Joanne Shenandoah, among others. Perry Ground will also perform storytelling. Cocktails, coffee, snacks, and dessert can be purchased by sponsor Max at the Gallery (serving dinner 5-9 p.m.). Tickets to the party cost $25; the exhibit runs through the winter. 500 University Ave.

MUSIC: All slingers, axe wielders, and shredders, it's time to unite. The House of Guitars (645 Titus Ave) is celebrating everything guitar-related with its Guitar Expo on Saturday, featuring deals on guitars, equipment, and anything you need to keep on rocking, as well as a day packed full of in-store performances. Performances are free and start at 10 a.m. Head to for more info.

RECREATION: This Sunday you can burn some extra calories in preparation for the feast to come at the 29th Annual Turkey Classic Walk/Run at the Southeast Family YMCA (111 E. Jefferson Road). All proceeds benefit the Southeast Family YMCA Invest in Youth Campaign. Registration at 7 a.m., 1 mile walk/run at 8:10 a.m., 5 mile race at 9 a.m., followed by an after party and pre-Thanksgiving feast. $10-$33. 385-4665.

MUSIC: Classical musicians aren't always thought of as the sexiest group of music makers, but Ad Hoc is looking to change that with Saturday night's concert, Ad Hoc is So Sexy at Christ Church (141 East Ave., 8 p.m., $5, All the music is themed, well, sexually, and will include Erotica Variations, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and other classical tunes meant to get your groin a-going.

COMEDY: Savor a little Latin twist on comedy this weekend at Puerto Rican Festival, Inc.'s "3rd Annual Night of Comedy/Noche de Comedia." A pre-show reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the show will start Saturday at 8 p.m., featuring Edgar Rivera, Angelo Lozada, and Mark Viera. Check it out at Stardust Ballroom, 41 Backus St. 18 and over. $15-$30. 234-7660.

THEATER: Always though Shakespeare was a bore? Mixed Company is determined to change your mind at "A Shakespeare Sampler," running Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. With a trunk full of props and costumes, the company will present a smattering of Shakespeare's mayhem in one performance. $15-$20. Cobblestone Performing Arts Center (1622 Route 332, Farmington).398-0220.

MUSIC: Flour City stoner-rock trio Chillum brags, "We play your basement and do your drugs." And believe me; the fog is prevalent in the group's sound. Grimm Belcomb (bass and yelling), Mark Metzger (guitar and yelling), and Mike McGee (drums and Satanic Rituals) cut a demo EP in 2010 titled "Swinemetal." The songs are super heavy, a little sloppy, and more than a little raw, but these guys' modesty and sense of humor make up for their lack of polish. On Saturday night Chillum will be at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave., 8 p.m., $5-$7,

MUSIC: Buffalo-based, blue-collar troubadour Greg Klyma grew up the son of a garbage man. This hard-nosed work ethic has informed an extensive catalog and a tireless touring schedule. As much storyteller as he is songwriter, Klyma utilizes a slew of instruments (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, piano) to color his narrative approach. His sound, influenced by the likes of Merle Haggard, Tom Petty, and Waylon Jennings, would be right at home at folk festivals and random campground jams, and you can see him Saturday at Tango Café (389 Gregory St., 8 p.m., $8).

SPECIAL EVENT: Cheese can make an excellent holiday hors d'oeuvre, or a specialty gift. Discover which varieties serve your purposes at the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail's "Holiday Open House." From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday choose a handful of farms to visit and taste a few samples. Locations vary. For more information, visit

MUSIC: The Rochester Theater Organ Society's Pops on Pipes series continues on Sunday with Scott Foppiano tickling the ivories of the Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Auditorium Theatre (885 E. Main St., Music starts at 2:30 p.m., entry $15.

SPECIAL EVENT: Those who are already itching to know what Christmas presents they'll receive this year may have an opportunity to "divine" what they may be at the Psychic Fair Saturday and Sunday at the Radisson Hotel (175 Jefferson Road). The fair runs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $7 admission. For more info, call Clyde Lefevre at 414-2969.

MUSIC: There are only so many things you can say about a band with a name like Cattle Decapitation. The title kind of says everything you need to know. The death-metal band will be at Montage Music Hall (50 Chestnut St., Sunday night, at 7:30 p.m., for an $8 show. Mutilation Rites, Sulaco, Goemagot, and Cthulhu will all be on hand as well.

MUSIC: Help local restaurant Chakara Bistro & Bar (7328 Pittsford-Palmyra Rd. Fairport,, 223-8101) celebrate its one-year anniversary Saturday night. Special events running through the three-day celebration include sake tastings, complimentary desserts, and more, with live music featuring Mary Wojciechowski. Throw on that birthday hat and get down and help them celebrate.


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