What's going on this week in the Roc
05:00 AM, Dec 29, 2013
January’s installment of the monthly gallery hop, on Friday at galleries throughout the Neighborhood of the Arts and East End, starts with a Winter Warmth Soup(er) Benefit. For $20, people can buy a piece of handmade pottery and a Healthy Sisters’ Soup & Bean package, then graze on food and drink, to benefit the Healthy Sisters program. It’s from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cat Clay Studio, Suite 242 in the Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. (Go to catclay.com.) For the rest of the night, start planning at FirstFridayRochester.org or call your favorite galleries. Among openings: The Magic of Light, at Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Ave., will feature the work of 96 artists. (Go to imagecityphotography.com.)
New Year’s Eve
There are plenty of options for entertainment on Tuesday, as the city celebrates before ringing in the new year. Here are some of them:
Big Wigs … The “Girls” Are Back, featuring Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune, will be at 9 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Ave., Brighton. (If you want a head start, the show also is at 2 p.m. today.) Tickets are $26; $18 for students. Call (585) 461-2000 or go to jcccenterstage.org.
Another Christmas with the Calamari Sisters: Feast of the 7 Fishes (also with a 2 p.m. show today) will have performances at 2 and 9 p.m. at RAPA’s East End Theatre, 727 E. Main St. Tickets are $40 and $50 for the matinee and $55 and $65 for the evening performance, which includes a dessert and Champagne toast. Call (585) 325-3366 or go to rapatheatre.org.
Gershwin Uncorked!, featuring Elliott Sneider, will be at 7 p.m. at the JCC. Tickets are $26; $18 for students.
Geva Comedy Improv’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Spectacular is at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. at the theater, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Tickets are $25. Call (585) 232-4382 or go to gevacomedyimprov.org.
Flatland: Romance by Many Dimensions will be presented by ShakeCoRadio Theater at 7 p.m. at MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave. It’s a pay-what-you-will performance. Call (585) 244-0960 or go to MuCCC.org.
Waiting at the Crossroads Cafe, a reprise from the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival with Janine Mercandetti and Robyn Fazio, will be at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St. Tickets are $35. Call (585) 454-1260 or go to blackfriars.org.
Take Me Home, a revue of 1970s and ’80s music, will be at Downstairs Cabaret, 20 Windsor St. downtown, at 6:30 and 10:15 p.m. Tickets are $40 for the early show; $45 for the late show. Call (585) 325-4370 or go to downstairscabaret.com.
The Capitol Steps, political satire troupe, will give 6:30 and 10 p.m. performances at Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave., Pittsford. Tickets are $60 to $75. Call (585) 389-2170 or go to artscenter.naz.edu.
Unleashed! Comedy Improv’s A Year in Revue will be at 8 p.m. at the JCC. Tickets are $18; $12 for students. Call (585) 244-0600 or go to jccrochester.org.
Kwanzaa Family Day is from noon to 5 p.m. at Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. It’s free, but there’s a $5 suggested donation. Call (585) 276-8900 or go to mag.rochester.edu.
Holiday Science and Technology Days feature activities today and Monday at Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave. Admission is $13; $12 for seniors and college students; $11 for youths. Call (585) 271-1880 or go to www.rmsc.org.
Let’s Move School Break Week is through next Sunday at The Strong, 1 Manhattan Square. Admission is $13.50. Call (585) 263-2700 or go to TheStrong.org.