No plans? No problem. Here are 10 things to do
05:00 AM, Jan 25, 2013
1 The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs opened Thursday and will continue through Feb. 10 at Geva Theatre Center’s Nextstage. The one-man show about the darker side of personal technology, written by Mike Daisey, will be performed by Remi Sandri. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $30. Call (585) 232-4382 or go to gevatheatre.org.
2 Comedian and actor Mike Epps performs at 7 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 26) at Rochester’s Auditorium Theatre. Epps’ film resume includes Sparkle and Next Friday. Tickets are $45 to $49.50. Call (800) 745-3000 or go to ticketmaster.com.
3 The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of guest conductors Yoav Talmi and Andrew Constantine, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 26) in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Program highlights include Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 and Larsson’s Concertino for Trombone (performed by RPO Principal Trombonist Mark Kellogg). Tickets are $15 to $82 ($15 to $79 on Thursday). Call (585) 454-2100 or go to rpo.org.
4 The Nazareth College Opera Workshop presents Hansel and Gretel, Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera about two children who outsmart a wily, wizened witch. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 25); 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 26) at the Nazareth College Arts Center in Pittsford. Admission is free. Call (585) 389-2700 or go to naz.edu.
5 The defending National Lacrosse League champions Rochester Knighthawks hope to stick it to the Toronto Rock starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 26) at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. Admission is $18 to $30. Call (585) 454-4295 or go to knighthawks.com.
6 The Grace Kelly Quintet returns to Rochester (it was here for the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in 2011) for an Exodus to Jazz Series concert at 8 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 26) at Hochstein Performance Hall. Tickets are $27 to $42. For details, call (585) 733-7685 or go to exodustojazz.com.
7 David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre opens Friday at Blackfriars Theatre. The classic comedy explores the dynamics between two actors: a veteran whose career is waning and a young man whose star is rising. Performances this week are at 8 p.m. Friday (Jan. 25) and Saturday (Jan. 26); 2 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 27). Shows continue through March 10. Tickets are $27 (discounts available for seniors and students). Call (585) 454-1260 or go to blackfriars.org.
8 Gates Recreation is hosting a Winter Fun Fest from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 26) at Westgate Park. Events include snowmobile rides, cross-country skiing, a snow sports area and an indoor craft activities area. Admission is free. For details, call (585) 247-6100, ext. 235, or go to gatesrecparks.org.
9 Pegasus Early Music Society’s “Voices of the Muse” program begins at 4 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 27) at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church. Experience the baroque origins of Italian opera with works by Barbara Strozzi, Francesco Cavalli, Alessandro Scarlatti and others. Tickets are $25; $20 for seniors; $10 for students; $75 patron seating. For details, go to pegasusearlymusic.org or call (585) 703-3990.
10 Enjoy a journey through the magical world of poetry Broadway-style at Rhythm and Rhyme: It’s Poetry Time. It features music and dance performances by students based on poetic works by Bill Schoff (directed and choreographed by Cara D’Emanuele). Shows at RAPA’s East End Theatre are at 7 p.m. Friday (Jan. 25); 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 26); 2 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 27). Tickets are $15 (available at Wegmans). Call (585) 218-5254.