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Daily Choices: What to do on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 

Music: Need to add some color to your Saturday night? Then check out the epic paint party that is Life in Color, featuring Sander van Doorn, for the 2013 Rebirth tour. Doors open at the Main Street Armory (900 E. Main St.) at 6:30 p.m., music and painting craziness starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 general admission, $80 for VIP access, and $300 for an all access experience with express entry, VIP swag bag, and backstage access with the crew and performers. Go to for tickets and more info.

Theater: It just wouldn't be a complete month in human history without a production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" somewhere near you, right? In this case, it's a shadow casted show in Building 6 of the Rochester Institute of Technology (1 Lomb Memorial Dr., The show starts at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $4, and prop bags are $1, in case you left your newspapers and toilet paper at home.

Music: The Northeast LGBT Conference will be at the Rochester Institute of Technology this weekend, and it deserves a great after party. So when you’re done conferencing on Saturday, head down to Lovin’ Cup (300 Park Point Dr., for its LGBT Night, featuring Amanda Lee Peters and Julia Weldon. Doors open at 8 p.m., Peters’ show starts at 9 p.m., and will be followed by Weldon. Admission is $3, or free for LGBT Conference attendees.

Art: The opening reception for "Folding Space," an MFA thesis show from Karen Mahardy of the Rochester Institute of Technology, will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at 1975 Gallery (89 Charlotte St., The free show continues at 1975 through April 27.

Music: If schoolwork has got you down, maybe you just need some classes with Professor DeeDee. DeeDee Dubois will headline her latest Wild College Party at Tilt Nightclub and Lounge (444 Central Ave., on Saturday, starting at 9 p.m. Call 232-8440 for prices and more info.

Kids: Remember when games were simple and non-digital and cheap, and could be played with other human beings in the same room? Ah, those were the days. Kids of all ages can explore three centuries of American game and puzzle history at the new Game Time! exhibit, which begins Saturday at the Strong National Museum of Play (1 Manhattan Square). The interactive exhibit will feature classic and contemporary games from The Strong's collection, including oversized versions of Connect Four, Rush Hour, and Battleship, as well as the jumbo Perplexus maze, which was designed exclusively for The Strong and is based on the 19th century handheld ball maze Pigs in Clover. Game Time! is included with regular museum admission: $13 for general admission, free for members and all visitors under 2. Visit for more info and special events.

Music: See the works of Hochstein School of Music & Dance students old and new at the Hochstein Through the Ages benefit concert, Saturday at Penfield Country Club (1784 Jackson Rd., Penfield). The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m., and then performances from Hochstein students and faculty begin at 7 p.m. The event is free, with donations requested. To reserve a spot, call 454-4403, or visit

Dance: The Century Ballroom in Seattle is such a beloved dance venue that there's a nationwide campaign to help the place pay off its unusual "opportunity to dance" tax of $92,000. Rochesterians can dance for the cause at the Century Ballroom Fundraising Event, which will be held at the Tango Cafe Dance Studio (389 Gregory St., on Saturday. There will be free beginners' dance lessons from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and then a dance with music from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., with the ballroom transformed into a replica of the Century Ballroom. The dance costs $10 for general admission and $8 for students, with all profits benefiting the Century Ballroom.

Music: Here's one concert that definitely isn't for anyone who cares about proper spelling. ASIII, Skeem Success, $TRRZ, and DJ Kalifornia perform at One Nightclub and Ultra Lounge (1 Ryan Alley, on Saturday. Doors at 9 p.m., music at 11:30. Call 546-1010 for more info.

Music: Billy Kelly and the BlahBlahBlahs probably chose that name because they perform for kids, but don’t you still think that’s the kind of band name that should be on the tip of every music lover’s tongue? Anyway, Kelly and his BlahBlahBlahs will perform at the Little Theatre (240 East Ave., on Sunday at 11 a.m. Tickets are $7 for kids, $10 for adults, and $25 for family packs.

Special event: You woodn't want to miss this event, wood you? On Saturday, The Genesee Valley Woodcarvers will hold its annual show and competition at the Rochester Museum and Science Center (657 East Ave., The free show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with other special events throughout the day, including a silent auction and a soap carving activity for kids. If you wood like to see the day's full schedule or learn more about Genesee Valley Woodcarvers, visit

Music: The Rolling Stones just launched its 50th anniversary tour, but around Rochester, the best tribute to longevity is The Root Beer Beaver Band, which has been playing consistently since 1966. It’s not quite time for the 50th anniversary bash, but you can still check out these old timers at Flaherty’s Macedon (113 Pittsford Palmyra Rd, Macedon) on Saturday. Music starts at 9 p.m., concert is free. See more shows at the three Flaherty’s locations at

Music: To support the Boname family – who recently lost Walter – local bands The Weight We Carry, Sports, Tugboat, and Alberto Alaska will perform for the Boname Family Benefit Concert at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave., on Saturday. Doors open at 8 p.m., music begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 general admission, and the show is only for 21 and over.

Music: Penfield High School must have done some good for George DeMott, who graduated the school and later went on to the Eastman School of Music, tenor roles in operas, and a performing career in Las Vegas. DeMott will return to Penfield High School (25 High School Dr., Penfield, on Sunday to perform a benefit concert for the Robert DeMott Memorial Vocal Music Scholarship, which is given every year to a graduating senior who plans to major in vocal music in college. The concert starts at 2 p.m., and is free, with donations accepted.


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