No plans? No problem. Here are 10 things to do
02:22 PM, Apr 05, 2013
1 It’s time to play ball! The Rochester Red Wings will take the field against the Buffalo Bisons during home opener weekend at 1:05 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Frontier Field. Tickets are $8 to $12. Call (585) 423-9464 or go to redwingsbaseball.com.
2The Rochester Folk Art Guild’s Spring Festival of Crafts, showcasing handcrafted items by guild artisans, runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday The Harley School in Brighton. Admission is $2. For more information, call (585) 554-3539 or go to folkartguild.org.
3Eat It: Artists Explore Food and Consumption will remain on display through May 12 at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center. It includes works by Stefani Bardin, Christine Chin, The Counter Kitchen, Andrzej Maciejewski, Brady Dillsworth, Tatiana Kronber, and Spurse (a national research and design collaborative). For more, call (585) 461-2222 or go to rochestercontemporary.org. RoCo will also host a First Friday (a city-wide gallery night) reception from 6 to 10 p.m. For a list of other studios and galleries open for First Friday, go to firstfridayrochester.org.
4 Take an April Fools’ Tour of the historic 19th-century Stone-Tolan House and help figure out what doesn’t belong (like flip-flops under a 1815 four-poster bed). The event, presented by the Landmark Society of Western New York, runs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2370 East Ave. in Brighton. Admission is $5; free for ages 16 and younger. Call (585) 546-7029 or go to landmarksociety.org.
5The Genesee Region Orchid Society’s Spring Show will be in bloom from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Eisenhart Auditorium. Admission is $7; free for ages 11 and younger. For more, go to geneseeorchid.org.
6Sideswipe Live, an performance ensemble that fuses martial arts, dance and gravity-defying acrobatics, kicks into high gear at 7 p.m. Saturday at SUNY Geneseo’s Kuhl Gymnaisum in the Merritt Athletic Center. Tickets are $16 ($13 seniors; and $8 for ages 12 and younger). Call (585) 245-5873 or go to geneseo.edu/limelightandaccents/shows.html.
7Eastman Opera Theatre presents Street Scene, an American opera by Kurt Weill based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Tickets are $15 to $35. Call (585) 451-2100 or go to esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.
8The Official Spring Bash, featuring rapper Chief Keef, Jim Jones, Lil Reese, Trina and Jada Kiss, begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at Rochester’s Main Street Armory. Tickets ($50 to $70) are available at ticketfly.com. For more, call (585) 232-3221 or go to rochestermainstreetarmory.com.
9The Rochester Knighthawks take on the Philadelphia Wings in Indoor Lacrosse League action starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. Admission is $18 to $30. Call (585) 454-4295 or go to knighthawks.com.
10The Canandaigua Wine Walk will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Grab a commemorative wine glass at any participating merchant (look for the purple balloons), and sample wines from Finger Lakes Wineries while exploring historic Canandaigua. The price is $5. No reservations are required. For more information, go to downtowncanandaigua.com or call (585) 396-0300.