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Daily Choices: What to do on Thursday, November 15 

SPECIAL EVENT: Who will it be? Dominoes?Lite-Brite?Magic 8 Ball?Pogo stick? Our money is on Clue. Find out at 10:30 a.m. today as the National Museum of Play (1 Manhattan Square) holds its annual induction ceremony for the Toy Hall of Fame. The ceremony is included in regular museum admission ($13, ages 2 and under free). The museum is open today 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info visit

MUSIC: Ocupanthertakes its name from the "ocular panther," a strange mythological beast that can apparently enter one's being through mere eye contact, "hypnotizing the mind and terrorizing the soul." The Rochester-based quartet hopes that their intelligent and progressive take on funk does the same amount of wreckage between your ears. Check it out yourself tonight at Abilene (153 Liberty Pole Way,, $4-$6, 9 p.m.).

LECTURE: Learn about a curious piece of Americana at "World of Wonders," the latest "Wish You Were Here" photography lecture at the George Eastman House (900 East Ave.). Photographers Jimmy and Dena Katz followed America's last authentic traveling side show. The resulting portraits "reveal disappointment, despair, and tenacity played out against the tawdry glitter of the fairground," per the website. The lecture takes place tonight at 6 p.m. Admission is $6, free for members. Visit for details.

MUSIC: Love is blind, but music can hear all, and tonight you'll want to make it down to Sticky Lips (830 Jefferson Road, to grace your ears with a bluegrass double bill with The Blind Owl Band headlining the night. Ruckus Juice Jug Stompers open the night up, doors open at 8 p.m., tickets run $8-$10.

MUSIC: Led by Ben Proctor, Bernuzio's (122 East Ave., is hosting a bluegrass jam tonight from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No sheet music involved. The event is aimed at starting and middle-level players. It's sure to be a fun time for any of you looking to pluck some strings and tap some toes.

ART EXHIBIT: Today check out "New Directions," an exhibit of sculptures by Susan Ferrari Rowley now on display at Axom Gallery (175 Anderson Ave., Second Floor). Rowley is known for her minimalist pieces that blend opposite mediums. This exhibit also includes the debut of her line of sculptural bracelets. Gallery hours today are noon-5 p.m. The exhibit remains up through November 17. For more info call 232-6030 x.23 or visit

MUSIC: Jazz saxophone/guitar duo DuoMontagnardwill be bringing the jazz to FLCC (3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, tonight, with a program highlighting works by Russell Peterson and Laura Kramer. Music starts at 12:30 p.m., and admission is free.

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