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Irondequoit Post
  • Weekly regional arts and entertainment calendar Feb. 24-26

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  • Thursday, Feb. 23
    Highlights tour: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. Friday, meet at admission desk, docent-led tour of the collections, free with gallery entry, $12 ($8 senior citizens, $5 ages 6-18, college students and active military with ID; free ages 5/younger/members; half-price 5-9 p.m. Thursdays), (585) 276-8900, http://mag.Rochester.edu.
    Artists’ reception for “Reconfiguring Another Way”: Lightner Gallery in Lightner Library, Keuka College, Keuka Park, 4:15 to 6 p.m. reception, exhibit features limited-palette drawings by Barron Naegel of Rochester and layered mixed-media designs by Liz Brownell of Victor, alongside their signature creation “Portoise,” a three-foot-wide sculpture resembling a sea turtoise which houses the iPad that is programmed with a variety of apps and artistic works, on view through March 2.
    ImageOut Audience Award Encore Screenings: Cinema Theatre, 957 Clinton Avenue South, Rochester, 6:30 p.m., screening of “Loose Cannons” (in Italian with English subtitles), preceded by “I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone” (in Portuguese with English subtitles), $8 at door only, www.imageout.org.
    Eastman Percussion Ensemble: Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, 8 p.m., free, www.esm.rochester.edu/calendar.
    “You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up”: Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St., Rochester, 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, the play by real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn takes a humorous look at a relationship that seemed doomed by opposing personalities from the start, $29-$36 (discounts for seniors 60/older, military personnel, full-time students 22/younger, DCT members, and groups of 10/more), reservations at (585) 325-4370, details at www.DownstairsCabaret.com.
    “Raisin in the Sun”: Mainstage at Geva Theatre, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Lorraine Hansbery’s classic play about a family who receives a large insurance check and each member has their own idea about how to use the money, responsibility, selfishness and love come to blows in the cold light of poverty and racism, tickets start at $25, (585) 232-4382, www.gevatheatre.org.
    Family Story Time: Victor Free Library, 15 W. Main St., 10 a.m., for ages 3-6, stories, a craft and snacks presented by staff of Fishers Run KinderCare, advance registration required at (585) 924-2637.
    The Ministering Circle of King’s Daughters and Sons: United Church, corner of Main and Gibson streets, Canandaigua, noon, sandwich luncheon and Bible study, details at (585) 657-7936.
    “Leggo My LEGOS”: Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, 1 to 2:30 p.m., for grades K-5, be creative with LEGOS, free, registration required at (585) 394-1381.
    Page 2 of 10 - American Red Cross Blood Drive: Canandaigua Fire Department, 335 S. Main St., Canandaigua, 1 to 7 p.m., for ages 17/older (16 with signed parental permission, form available online), weigh at least 110 pounds and in general good health, appointments at (585) 394-2260, www.DonateBloodNow.org; walk-ins welcome.
    American Red Cross Blood Drive: United Church of Christ, 8758 Main St., Honeoye, 1:45 to 7 p.m., for ages 17/older (16 with signed parental permission, form available online), weigh at least 110 pounds and in general good health, appointments at (585) 394-2260, www.DonateBloodNow.org; walk-ins welcome.
    Mardi Gras Parade and Social: Legacy at the Fairways, 681 High St., Victor, 1:45 p.m., Rhythm Aces will lead the parade and entertain Mardi Gras-style, free, reservations appreciated at (585) 924-7043.
    Victor Chamber Women of Excellence Awards: Ravenwood Golf Club, 929 Lynaugh Road, Victor, 6 p.m., $40 ($75 couple), advance tickets at www.victorchamber.com.
    Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes: Geneva Historical Society, 543 S. Main St., 7 p.m., Walt Gable will present “Fond and Not-So-Fond Memories of Country Schools,” audience encouraged to bring country school photos and memorabilia to share, free, refreshments served.
    Friday, Feb. 24
    Highlights tour: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. Friday, meet at admission desk, docent-led tour of the collections, free with gallery entry, $12 ($8 senior citizens, $5 ages 6-18, college students and active military with ID; free ages 5/younger/members; half-price 5-9 p.m. Thursdays), (585) 276-8900, http://mag.Rochester.edu.
    “You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up”: Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St., Rochester, 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, the play by real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn takes a humorous look at a relationship that seemed doomed by opposing personalities from the start, $29-$36 (discounts for seniors 60/older, military personnel, full-time students 22/younger, DCT members, and groups of 10/more), reservations at (585) 325-4370, details at www.DownstairsCabaret.com.
    “Raisin in the Sun”: Mainstage at Geva Theatre, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Lorraine Hansbery’s classic play about a family who receives a large insurance check and each member has their own idea about how to use the money, responsibility, selfishness and love come to blows in the cold light of poverty and racism, tickets start at $25, (585) 232-4382, www.gevatheatre.org.
    Black History Month Film Festival: Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester, 6:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday, “The Interrupters,” Sunday talkback with Rochester Police Department’s intervention specialists and Kit Miller, $5 per person.
    Black History Month Film Festival: Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester, 9:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, “Chris Rock’s Good Hair,” $5 per person.
    Page 3 of 10 - Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers: Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva, 7:30 p.m., winner of nine All-Ireland fiddle championships will perform traditional Irish music, will be joined by classical violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and jazz great Regina Carter, $23 ($18 seniors, college students, children grades 12/under are free), (315) 781-5483, www.thesmith.org.
    William Luce’s “Bronte”: MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave., Rochester, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Meredith Powell of Irondequoit portrays Charlotte Bronte as she’s returning from London following the success of her novel, “Jane Eyre,” $20 at door ($15 seniors, students), advance tickets are $10 at www.muccc.org, (585) 234-1254.
    “Almost, Maine”: Nazareth College Arts Center, Studio A48, 4245 East Ave., Pittsford, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, the College’s Theatre Department presents a moving comic piece that tells the story of 19 people in the woods of northern Maine call “the County,” $12 ($11 seniors, $10 students), tickets at http://boxoffice.naz.edu, at the box office or (585) 389-2170.
    Franz Kafka’s “A Man’s Home...An Ode to Kafka’s Castle”: Bread and Water Theatre, 243 Rosedale St., Rochester, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through March 4, a darkly comic tale examines the nature of power and authority, a land surveyor is refused admittance to a castle until he encounters a mysterious figure roaming the halls and corridor of an endless maze, $6 to $12, tickets at www.BreadandWaterTheatre.org, (585) 271-5523.
    Reading Time with Therapy Dog: Victor Free Library, 15 W. Main St., during library hours, sign up for a time slot to share reading time with the therapy dog friends, for kids in kindergarten and above, (585) 924-2637.
    American Red Cross Blood Drive: Canandaigua Fire Department, 335 S. Main St., Canandaigua, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., for ages 17/older (16 with signed parental permission, form available online), weigh at least 110 pounds and in general good health, appointments at (585) 394-2260, www.RedCrossBlood.org; walk-ins welcome.
    Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever Fun”: Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, 2 to 3 p.m., for grades 3-5, what would you do if you got snowed in: spend time in Greg Heffley’s world, free, registration required at (585) 394-1381.
    Movie Matinee: Macedon Public Library, 30 Main St., 2 p.m., end the winter school break by watching a recently released PG film, comfy floor pillows welcome, snacks provided, free, 986-5932.
    Free Friday Night Supper: First Congregational Church of East Bloomfield, 10 South Ave. at Routes 5 and 20, 5 to 7 p.m., features pancakes, sausage and eggs.
    Saturday, Feb. 25
    “You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up”: Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor St., Rochester, 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, the play by real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn takes a humorous look at a relationship that seemed doomed by opposing personalities from the start, $29-$36 (discounts for seniors 60/older, military personnel, full-time students 22/younger, DCT members, and groups of 10/more), reservations at (585) 325-4370, details at www.DownstairsCabaret.com.
    Page 4 of 10 - “Raisin in the Sun”: Mainstage at Geva Theatre, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Lorraine Hansbery’s classic play about a family who receives a large insurance check and each member has their own idea about how to use the money, responsibility, selfishness and love come to blows in the cold light of poverty and racism, tickets start at $25, (585) 232-4382, www.gevatheatre.org.
    William Luce’s “Bronte”: MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave., Rochester, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Meredith Powell of Irondequoit portrays Charlotte Bronte as she’s returning from London following the success of her novel, “Jane Eyre,” $20 at door ($15 seniors, students), advance tickets are $10 at www.muccc.org, (585) 234-1254.
    “Almost, Maine”: Nazareth College Arts Center, Studio A48, 4245 East Ave., Pittsford, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, the College’s Theatre Department presents a moving comic piece that tells the story of 19 people in the woods of northern Maine call “the County,” $12 ($11 seniors, $10 students), tickets at http://boxoffice.naz.edu, at the box office or (585) 389-2170.
    Franz Kafka’s “A Man’s Home...An Ode to Kafka’s Castle”: Bread and Water Theatre, 243 Rosedale St., Rochester, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through March 4, a darkly comic tale examines the nature of power and authority, a land surveyor is refused admittance to a castle until he encounters a mysterious figure roaming the halls and corridor of an endless maze, $6 to $12, tickets at www.BreadandWaterTheatre.org, (585) 271-5523.
    “Crafting Modernism” Exhibition Party: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester, 8 to 11 p.m., celebrate opening of the new exhibit, “Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design” with music, food and fun, $25, reservations required at (585) 276-8939, http://mag.Rochester.edu.
    Black History Month Film Festival: Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester, 4 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, “Phunny Business,” $5 per person.
    Black History Month Film Festival: Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, “Rejoice & Shout,” Sunday talkback features special guest from Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, $5 per person.
    Black History Month Film Festival: Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, “Black Power Mixtape,” also Poetry Slam Showcase led by Lu Highsmith after Saturday’s screening, $5 per person.
    Saturday Night Laser: Strasenburgh Planetarium, Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave., 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. in February, colorful argon and krypton lasers dance to the sounds of Led Zeppelins at 9:30 and the Dave Matthews Band at 10:30 p.m., $10 ($9 seniors, college students with ID, students age 5-18 and RMSC members) per show, $15 ($13) for both shows; children under 5 not admitted, (585) 271-1880 (24-hour recorded information), www.rmsc.org.
    Page 5 of 10 - Repertory Singers and Women’s Chorus: Reformation Lutheran Church, 111 N. Chestnut St., Rochester, 8 p.m., music of Brahms, Britten and Byrd, free, www.esm.rochester.edu/calendar.
    Nuts & Bolts Comedy Improv: Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Center, 540 E. Main St., Rochester, 8 p.m., 12th anniversary show spectacular, $10, tickets at (585) 325-4370.
    Fourth annual nICE Festival: New York Wine and Culinary Center, 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua, noon to 5 p.m., ice wine and dessert tastings, also chili contest with winners announced at 4 p.m., also features ice carving demonstrations outside with hot chocolate and coffee available, $25, www.nywcc.com.
    Horseshoes and Chili Cook-off: American Legion Post No. 1278, West Lake Road, Honeoye, noon registration for tournament, $20 per team (limited to 30 teams), bring a partner, half of proceeds benefit Sands Cancer Center; chili must be in crockpot and submitted by 6 p.m., judging at 6:30 p.m., $10 entry fee with total payback for best three entries.
    Get Ready for the Oscars: Red Jacket Community Library, 7 Lehigh Ave. at Route 21, Shortsville, 2 p.m., will show one of this year’s nominated films, “J. Edgar,” may bring own popcorn and snacks, free, (585) 289-3559, www.redjacket.pls-net.org.
    Soup-er Bowl Contest: Bloomfield High School cafeteria, 1 Oakmount Ave., 5 to 7 p.m., admission buys all the soup you can eat plus bread, salad and dessert, also vote for your favorite soup, $7 ($5 ages 5-12, free 4/younger), also baked goods sale, raffle for stockpot of “soup-er” goodies, (585) 657-4516, 657-6505.
    Sunday, Feb. 26
    “Almost, Maine”: Nazareth College Arts Center, Studio A48, 4245 East Ave., Pittsford, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, the College’s Theatre Department presents a moving comic piece that tells the story of 19 people in the woods of northern Maine call “the County,” $12 ($11 seniors, $10 students), tickets at http://boxoffice.naz.edu, at the box office or (585) 389-2170.
    Franz Kafka’s “A Man’s Home...An Ode to Kafka’s Castle”: Bread and Water Theatre, 243 Rosedale St., Rochester, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through March 4, a darkly comic tale examines the nature of power and authority, a land surveyor is refused admittance to a castle until he encounters a mysterious figure roaming the halls and corridor of an endless maze, $6 to $12, tickets at www.BreadandWaterTheatre.org, (585) 271-5523.
    “Raisin in the Sun”: Mainstage at Geva Theatre, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Lorraine Hansbery’s classic play about a family who receives a large insurance check and each member has their own idea about how to use the money, responsibility, selfishness and love come to blows in the cold light of poverty and racism, tickets start at $25, (585) 232-4382, www.gevatheatre.org.
    Page 6 of 10 - “Crafting Modernism” exhibition tours: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester, 1 and 3 p.m., meet at admission desk, docent-led tour of “Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design” free with gallery entry, $12 ($8 senior citizens, $5 ages 6-18, college students and active military with ID; free ages 5/younger/members; half-price 5-9 p.m. Thursdays), (585) 276-8900, http://mag.Rochester.edu.
    Lecture: “Crafting Modernism”: Memorial Art Gallery Auditorium, 500 University Ave., Rochester, 2 p.m., illustrated talk by Jeannine Falino, curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and co-curator of “Crafting Modernism,” free with gallery entry, $12 ($8 senior citizens, $5 ages 6-18, college students and active military with ID; free ages 5/younger/members; half-price 5-9 p.m. Thursdays), (585) 276-8900, http://mag.Rochester.edu.
    Going for Baroque: Herdle Fountain Court, Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester, 1 and 3 p.m., 25-minute presentation and mini-recital on Italian Baroque organ, included with gallery entry, $12 ($8 senior citizens, $5 ages 6-18, college students and active military with ID; free ages 5/younger/members; half-price 5-9 p.m. Thursdays), (585) 276-8900, http://mag.Rochester.edu.
    Eastman at St. Michael’s Concert Series: St. Michael’s Church, 869 N. Clinton Ave., Rochester, 2:30 p.m., features organ faculty from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, free with donations to the church accepted, www.esm.rochester.edu/calendar.
    Eastman-Ranlet Series: Ying Quartet: Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, 3 p.m., “Life Music,” featuring new work by Billy Childs, $10 to $20, tickets at Eastman Theatre box office, 433 E. Main St., (585) 454-2100, online at www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php.
    “Great Romantics with Voice and Winds”: Trinity Montessori School, 100 Golden Flyer Road, off French Road, Brighton, 3 p.m., the St. Andrew’s Music Series presents the Anemos Wind Ensemble and the Finetti Singers, works by Dvorak and Schumann, free, post-concert reception, (585) 266-7030.
    Pegasus Early Music: “Fioritura: Concertos for the Chamber”: Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, 4 p.m., works by Vivaldi, Telemann, Fasch, Boismortier and others, preceded by concert talk at 3:15 p.m.; $25 ($20 seniors, $10 students; $55 Patron which includes preferred seating and tax-deductible donation to Pegasus Early Music, (585) 3990, www.pegasusearlymusic.org
    Baroque Organ Showcase: Herdle Fountain Court, Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester, 5:30 p.m., organ faculty from The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen will perform an hourlong concert on the Italian Baroque organ, included with gallery entry, $10 ($7 students) at door one hour before concert, or in advance at Admission Desk, (585) 276-8900, http://mag.Rochester.edu.
    Page 7 of 10 - “If Music Be the Food...” benefit concert: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Road at East Avenue, Rochester, 7:30 p.m., features Eastman School of Music faculty and students, members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and international guest artists, will perform works of Schumann, Hector Villa-Lobos, Dvorak, admission is canned goods and nonperishable food items for Foodlink shelves, cash donations also accepted.
    Chicken barbecue dinner: Stanley Fire Hall, Route 245, noon until sold out, $8 dinners ($4.50 for chicken only), takeouts available.
    One-horse open sleigh rides: Granger Homestead, 295 N. Main St., Canandaigua, 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays through March (weather permitting), take a 10-minute ride around the Granger estate, $8 ($5 children), call ahead at (585) 394-1472 to see if rides are taking place, or visit www.grangerhomestead.org.
    Author Speaks Film Series: The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva, 2 p.m., Kathryn Stockett, author of “The Help,” will discuss her NY Times best selling book about African American maids working in white households in Jackson, Miss., will be presented in HD and filmed from the Montgomery Auditorium in Philadelphia, followed by desserts and discussion, $5 ($3 seniors 62/older and college students, grades 12/under are free), (315) 781-5483, www.thesmith.org
    Hope for Melissa: Steamboat Landing, 205 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, 2 to 5 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, music, basket raffles, wine and beer tasting, $20 donation, proceeds will benefit Melissa Bedard Jones for medical bills associated with treatments for inflammatory breast cancer.
    Finger Lakes Bluegrass Association Jam: Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. (use door left of main entrance), Geneva, 3 to 6 p.m., pickers welcome, $3 donation (free ages 18/younger), details at (585) 337-8197.
    Monday, Feb. 27
    “Reshaping Rochester 2012” lecture series: Gleason Works, 1000 University Ave., Rochester, 7 p.m., “Getting It Done,” by William Fulton, former mayor of Ventura, Calif., and the Hon. Mark Mallory, mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, presented by Community Design Center, $10 (free to students with valid ID), tickets/details at (585) 271-0520, http://rrcdc.org.
    Eastman Philharmonia: Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St., Rochester, 8 p.m., free, www.esm.rochester.edu/calendar.
    “Coyote on a Fence” by Bruce Graham: Fielding Nextstage at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, 7 p.m., part of Hornets’ Nest series of script-in-hand readings, play explores the state of our justice system, followed by panel discussion, tickets are free (limit two per person), reservations at (585) 232-4382, www.gevatheatre.org.
    Wood Walkers: Canandaigua VA, Building 7, George Bush Parking Lot, 400 Fort Hill Ave., 9 a.m. Mondays, informal fitness group, all are welcome, sponsored by Wood Library, (585) 394-1381.
    Books Sandwiched In: Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, noon, Aaron Lazar will talk about his new novel, “For the Birds,” the first in his Tall Pine mystery series, will also include overview of his other novels, including “Firesong,” free, may bring a lunch, coffee/tea and cookies available, (585) 394-1381, www.woodlibrary.org.
    Page 8 of 10 - American Red Cross Blood Drive: Eastview Mall at Bon Ton Court, Route 96, Victor, 3 to 7 p.m., for ages 17/older (16 with signed parental permission, form available online), weigh at least 110 pounds and in general good health, appointments at (585) 394-2260, www.DonateBloodNow.org; walk-ins welcome.
    Wood Library Board of Trustees: library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, 5 p.m., open to the community.
    Heart in Hand Quilt Guild of the Finger Lakes: Cobblestone Arts Center, Route 332, Farmington, 6:30 p.m., club meets second and fourth Mondays of the month, mczimber@aol.com.
    Sit ’n Knit: Red Jacket Community Library, 7 Lehigh Ave. at Route 21, Shortsville, 7 p.m., local knitters gather to knit and chat, bring latest needlework in progress, free, (585) 289-3559, www.redjacket.pls-net.org.
    Concert with Quintessence: Legacy at the Fairways, 681 High St., Victor, 7:30 p.m., Quintessence will perform their special music, free, reservations appreciated at (585) 924-7043.
    “When the Lake Froze Over”: Phelps Arts Center, 15 Church St., 7:30 p.m., to recognize the 100th anniversary of the freezing of Cayuga and Seneca lakes, the Phelps Historical Society will host guest speaker Walter Gable, Seneca County historian, free, (315) 548-4940.
    Bloomfield Public Library Board of Trustees: library, 9 Church St., Bloomfield, 7:30 p.m., open to community.
    Tuesday, Feb. 28
    “Until the Violence Stops”: Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester, 7 p.m., a film about how “The Vagina Monologues” grew into an international grassroots movement called V-Day to stop violence against women and girls, discussion follows, benefit screenings in support of Rape Crisis Service and the V-Day Spotlight Campaign, $10, (585) 258-0403.
    “Raisin in the Sun”: Mainstage at Geva Theatre, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, 6 p.m. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lorraine Hansbery’s classic play about a family who receives a large insurance check and each member has their own idea about how to use the money, responsibility, selfishness and love come to blows in the cold light of poverty and racism, tickets start at $25, (585) 232-4382, www.gevatheatre.org.
    Back to Basics Computer Classes: Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, 2:30 p.m., learn about Word 2007, Excel 2007 and internet browsers, class size limited, registration required at (585) 394-1381.
    Teen Anime Tuesday: Red Jacket Community Library, 7 Lehigh Ave. at Route 21, Shortsville, 4 p.m., teens in grades 7 and up can watch anime, eat fun Japanese snacks and talk about their favorite Manga and anime, homeschoolers welcome, (585) 289-3559, www.redjacket.pls-net.org.
    “Glory”: Finger Lakes Community College, Room D214 (second floor), 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Hopewell, 6 to 9 p.m., the film chronicles the struggles of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the first African-American combat unit to see service during the Civil War, part of Black History Month, free, (585) 785-1623.
    Page 9 of 10 - Book Discussion: Red Jacket Community Library, 7 Lehigh Ave. at Route 21, Shortsville, 7 p.m., will discuss “The Sense of an Ending,” by Julian Barnes, (585) 289-3559, www.redjacket.pls-net.org.
    Focus Panel Forum, Town of Bristol: Bristol Volunteer Fire Hall, 4350 Route 64, 7 p.m., the panel will receive information from Bristol town residents for the purpose of revising the moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking), revised draft will then be presented to the Town Board for review, free.
    Wednesday, Feb. 29
    “Local Lessons from Distant Travels: CSA as Rural Economic Development in China and Taiwan”: Brighton Town Hall, Lower Auditorium, 2300 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, 7 p.m., Elizabeth Henderson, organic farmer and leading spokesperson for sustainable agriculture, shares stories and photos of her recent trip to Asia, preceded by information tables at 6:30 p.m., part of “Localization: Economy, Food and Energy” movie series, free with donations welcome, co-sponsored by See(k)ing Common Ground, (585) 394-7610, www.seekingcommonground.org.
    Science on the Edge Lecture Series: Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave., 7:30 p.m., “The Science of Extreme Storm Chasing,” with Reed Timmer, extreme meteorologist on Discovery Channel’s “Storm Chasers,” $15 ($8 students, discounts for RMSC members), tickets and information at www.rmsc.org, (585) 697-1942.
    Eastman Wind Orchestra: Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St., Rochester, 8 p.m., conducted by Reed Chamberlin and Kevin Fitzgerald, music of Grainger, Bryant and Daugherty, free, www.esm.rochester.edu/calendar.
    Eastman School of Music Faculty Artists Series: Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St., with Harold Danko on jazz piano, $10 at door, esm.rochester.edu/calendar.
    Blood pressure checks: Legacy at the Fairways, 681 High St., Victor, 9:30 a.m., by Victor-Farmington Ambulance Corps volunteer, free, (585) 924-7043.
    Great Decisions: “Exit from Afghanistan and Iraq”: Ferris Hills at West Lake, Peg Rayburn Drive (off County Road 16), Canandaigua, 11:30 a.m., one-hour discussion facilitated by content expert, followed by optional lunch ($9), lunch reservations appreciated at (585) 394-0410.
    Recovery Inc.: Sexton Building, 149 E. Main St., Palmyra, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Recovery’s practical coping techniques can help people struggling with anxiety, depression, anger and stress, 589-3971, www.lowselfhelpsystems.org.
    American Red Cross Blood Drive: Port Gibson Fire Department, 2939 Greig St., Port Gibson, 2 to 7 p.m., for ages 17/older (16 with signed parental permission, form available online), weigh at least 110 pounds and in general good health, appointments at (585) 394-2260, www.DonateBloodNow.org; walk-ins welcome.
    Little Kids After-School Movie: Red Jacket Community Library, 7 Lehigh Ave. at Route 21, Shortsville, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, for grades K-2 only, homeschoolers also welcome, bring a snack to enjoy, free, (585) 289-3559, www.redjacket.pls-net.org.
    Page 10 of 10 - Ticket reservation deadline for Comedy Night: Club 86, Avenue E, Geneva, held March 3, 6:30 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner, 9 p.m. show featuring Dan Viola with special guest Ralph Tetta, $45, tickets include three-course dinner and comedy show at the Club, and free babysitting at the Geneva Family YMCA, 399 William St. for children age 7 to 12, proceeds benefit the YMCA, advance tickets at the YMCA, or charge by phone at (315) 789-1616.
    “Knit A Bag 3 Ways”: Gorham Free Library, 2664 Main St., 6:30 p.m., led by Katie Sullivan, $20 for three classes (also March 7 and 14), reservations required at (585) 526-6655.

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