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Daily Choices: What to do on Tuesday, September 18 

Wye Oak, middle-class lecture, and more

ART: Check out the colorful paintings in "Belinda Bryce: Modular Pictures" today at OckHee's Gallery (2 Lehigh St., Honeoye Falls). Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The exhibit is free to view and remains up through October 13. For information:

THEATER: Not ready for the stage, but know that plays are meant to be read aloud? Join Readers Theater at Books Etc. (78 W. Main St., Macedon) for a dramatic reading of "Romeo and Juliet" at 6:30 p.m. The event is free; for info, call 474-4116 or email

LECTURE: Wonder why the American Dream is getting harder to reach and the middle class is shrinking? Attend "The Servant Economy: Where America's Elite is Sending the Middle Class" with Jeff Faux at 4 p.m. today. The lecture takes place in Webb Auditorium (James E. Booth Hall, RIT Campus, Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester). The event is free to attend. For info: 475-7052,

SPECIAL EVENT: Are you a geology enthusiast, or just like sparkly bits of matter? Learn more and meet up with likeminded people at the Mineral Monthly Meeting, held tonight, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Brighton Town Hall (2300 Elmwood Ave., Brighton). New members are welcome, and you could win a door prize! Info: 288-5683,

MUSIC: Baltimore duo Wye Oak takes its moniker from the honorary state tree of Maryland, a 460-year-old white oak that was destroyed by a thunderstorm in 2002. The pair's melodic noise pop might not share their namesake's longevity, but the duo emulates its constant growth with each subsequent release. Its most recent album, last year's "Civilian," found the duo at its most urgent and accessible, with the title track being used on the soundtracks to multiple television shows and movies. Brooklyn band Callers, as well as Rochester's own Archimedes, open this 8 p.m. at the Bug Jar (219 Monroe Ave.). Tickets cost $10-$12. 454-2966, for info.

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