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05:00 AM, Dec 28, 2012
1 Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band star in the Man in Black: The Music of Johnny Cash at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre. The musical tribute features hits such as “Ghost Riders in the Sky” and “Ring of Fire.” Shows are 5 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28; 2, 5 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec.29. Tickets are $29 to $33 (discounts are available). For details and reservations, call (585) 325-4370 or online at downstairscabaret.com.
2 The Hoodies are back a one-night-only reunion show at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at The Club at Water Street. Tickets are $15; $12 advance. Call (585) 325-5600 or go to waterstreetmusic.com.
3 Tales from Shakespeare, adapted for young audiences, will be presented by The Shakespeare Company of Greater Rochester at the MuCCC. Performances start at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 28 and 29; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30. Tickets are $7.50 ($5 in advance). Call (585) 244-0960 or go to MuCCC.org.
4 Bob Hoskins plays a ‘toon-hating detective who aids a cartoon rabbit accused of murder in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The 1988 comedy will be screened at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, in the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House. Admission is $8 ($6 for students). Call (585) 271-3361 or go to eastmanhouse .org.
5 Ring in the new year during the First Night of Funny at the Auditorium Theatre. The laughter starts at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, and features Paul Bond, Joe Bronzi, Aaron Ward and Vanessa Hollingshead. Tickets are $37.50. Call (800) 745-3000 or online to ticketmaster.com.
6 The Memorial Art Gallery hosts a Kwanzaa Family Day, a celebration of the African-American cultural holiday featuring music and dance performances, storytelling, craft activities and ceremony. It runs from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28. Admission is free (there’s a $5 suggested donation). Call (585) 276-8900.
7 The Capitol Steps prepares to roast Washington politics with fodder inspired by recent campaigns and the ongoing Congressional budget negotiations at two shows New Year’s Eve at the Nazareth College Arts Center in Pittsford. Performances begin at 6:30 and 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, in Callahan Theatre. Tickets are $60 to $75. Call (585) 389-2170 or go to artscenter.naz.edu.
8 The city of Rochester’s free New Year’s Eve Celebration kicks off at 7 p.m. Monday at the Riverside Convention Center. Attractions include a DJ dance party, activities for kids and entertainment. Festivities move outdoors for the grand fireworks finale at 10 p.m. For more, go to cityofrochester.gov/nye.
9 It’s the final weekend for the Holiday Spectacle of Lights. You can drive through or get out of your car and walk around from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 30, at Camp Eastman in Irondequoit. Admission is $5 per car (extra for buses) with proceeds benefiting the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. Call (585) 336-6070 or go to irondequoit.org.
10 Rochester native and morning radio talk show host Jamie Lissow will hit The Comedy Club in Webster. Shows begin at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, and Saturday, Dec. 29. Admission is is $9 to $12. For details and reservations, call (585) 671-9080 or go to thecomedyclub.us.